"Shoot first, why bother with questions."

Affiliation: Evil Autobots

Function: Bodyguard

First cartoon appearance: none

First Comic Appearance: Botcon 2008 Exclusive, Convention Comic

Ricochet, the twin brother of Autobot Jazz, is the result of Prime's experiment in splitting an Ember in two and joining each with a new body.  Though Ricochet and Jazz were activated seconds apart, the two couldn't be more different.  Trained by Prime to serve as one of his elite bodyguards, Ricochet is known for his wild attitude, acting first and asking questions later.  Many times this leaves the Autobots without a hostage or serves to eliminate anyone who plans to usurp Ricochet and take his position by Prime's side.  Ricochet works extra hard to betray others first, believing that those around him are out to sabotage him.  Much to his annoyance, his twin brother Jazz has always been Prime's favorite.  Though Ricochet only "acts" crazy from time to time, some fear that this knowledge will lead to it no longer being an act.

Bibliography of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in an alternate reality.  Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots." 

Other appearances:

- 1987 - Ricochet is the U.S. name for the Japanese Targetmaster Stepper, released in the U.S. in...
- 1988 - G1 Autobot Targetmaster Quickmix w/ Nebulan partners Ricochet, Boomer
- 2005 - Botcon exclusive Ricochet, jet.
- 2007 - Botcon exclusive Ricochet, fromt he Shattered Glass storyline.

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