FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 17
engines' roar is my enemies' song of doom!"
Rattling the very air with the roar of his jet engines,
Thrust is one Decepticon who cares little for the ways of
deceit. He believes that half the battle is won if he can
"psych out" his enemy by his mere arrival, and
so he makes no attempt to be sneaky. His ability to
suddenly and powerfully accelerate can literally shake
apart a nearby building, and he delights in the havoc
that ensues. He is a loud-mouthed braggart who is prone
to pompously claim certain victory before a fight has
barely begun. But in truth, his courage is as much
bluster and noise as his actions and words: a strong
counterattack by an opponent usually results in a view of
Thrust's tailwings as he recedes into the distance.
In jet mode, Thrust can fly at speeds of Mach 2.5, but
can accelerate in 20 seconds to twice that speed, which
he can maintain for up to two minutes. He carries two
concussion bomb missile launchers and two compressed air
rifles, each of which can shoot a hole in ¼ inch-thick
steel plate from a distance of 1200 yards.
Thrust isn't very brave. If he's not careful when rapidly
accelerating, his engines can stall, causing him to fall.