same as Ironhide
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|Cyber Key power|| class="infoboxcell" style=";
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arming himself with weapons armed to the teeth
Hot Rod is the all-American-boy Autobot. Not too sweet, not too sharp, not too snotty... not a goodie-goodie, but basically a typical adolescent who has dreams of doing great stuff and being as heroic and important as Optimus Prime and other famous and revered top Autobots. He tends to follow rules until they bug him - and he sometimes learns, to his regret, that disobeying wasn't exactly smart. And he often acts without thinking in an effort to do the right thing - and this gets him and sometimes his friends in trouble. But he's not afraid when trouble does arrive and is a brave and honorable fighter and friend. He is especially close to Kup, the grizzled old mentor of an Autobot, although he sometimes resents hearing "wisdom." And he likes Daniel, the Earth kid, a lot. (In a way, Hot Rod is big brother to Daniel - a role model - and Hot Rod knows it and takes the responsibility seriously.) In robot or automotive mode, Hot Rod is sometimes hot-headed, but always a well-meaning, admirable "lad" and popular with all who know him. He sometimes play Starcraft II and listen to loud music. His partner is Kup.
Hot Rod was at the battle of Korriban where he defeated many Sith Sorcerers but like all of the Autobots he was deeply injured by Darth Grievous's sith magic.
Hot Rod at the end of the Transformers Wars was seen racing with the other Autobot Cars on the race tracks on Cybertron and being hailed as a hero.
In Darth Grievous's evil vision of the future Hot Rod was killed when Darth Grievous used the force to put him out of his misery. Hot Rods last words were "No..... I failed...".
He carries two photon lasers that temporarily electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuits. Speed: 120 mph. Range: 4 miles.