OFFSHOOT

Affiliation: Autobot  
Sub group: Omnicon  
Primary function: Energon welder
Alternate mode: Radar truck
Weapon: Energon saw combined from radar and shield

First cartoon appearance: None

First comic appearance: None 

"My true talents can be seen in battle.

Profile: Offshoot is the twin brother of Signal Flare. Like his brother, he is a skilled energon welder and weapons craftsman. Unlike Signal Flare, Offshoot is not very dedicated to his work. He feels that welding energon is more of a burdensome task than a true art form. He would rather fight in battle than work the energon mines. Optimus Prime has noticed this Omnicon's impressive fighting skills when thwarting Terrorcon attacks and has asked him to accompany his team on several offensives against the Decepticons. The Omnicons are the result of Over-Run nurturing their potential (comics). Produced from a natural evolutionary step with new abilities. Evolved from Minicons? Autobots? Decepticons? Other Transformers? The cartoon is unclear as to the true origins as well.

Abilities: He posesses an affinity with energon which has yet to be clarified. All Omnicons can turn raw energon into energon chips which can be used by Autobots for extra power or turned into special weapons for combat.

Weaknesses: Though a skilled warrior, Offshoot often lets his guard down during battle when trying to impress his Autobot comrades.

STRENGTH: 8
INTELLIGENCE: 9
SPEED: 4
ENDURANCE: 5
RANK: 9
COURAGE: 8
FIREBLAST: 10
SKILL: 9

Other appearances: Yeah right! Offshoot didn't even appear in TF: Energon series, much less another generation of the Transformers!
No other characters with the name Offshoot have appeared in any Transformers series.