Transformers The War Within: PROWL
"Logic is the ultimate weapon."
Alternate mode: Cybertronian Law Enforcement Hovercraft
Weapon: shoulder mounted cannons launch wire guided incendiary missiles
First Cartoon Appearance: none (in this form)
First Comics Appearance: War Within, Volume 1, issue 1
The most single-minded of all the Autobots, Prowl is sometimes referred to as the "the commander's Sharkticon" because of the way he seizes a problem and refuses to let it go until it is solved. He rivals even Shockwave in the fields of cryptology, logistics and strategic planning. In fact, the two of them will occasionally engage in complex shadow wars that rages just beneath the surface of an ongoing battle, logical games designed more to frustrate and confound each other than secure victory for their sides.
Prowl believes that there is a reason for all things. He struggles to understand tha perspective even of his enemies, believing that if he can discern the logical underpinnings of the Decepticon cause he can devise a strategy for final victory. Though he is often torn by emotions in conflict with his logic, he has difficulty understanding how others can be so ruled by feeling and instinct. He believes that all creatures behave according to some complex arithmetic and that if he could only work it out, he could bring peace to the universe.
unique feature: Highly advanced logic circuits
Other appearances: The War Within comics published by Dreamwave Comics, were set on Cybertron and tell stories of many popular G1 characters before the events of the cartoon series, told in 1984. Though the events in this series run contrary to G1 episodes such as "War Dawn." (A different origin story for Optimus Prime.) Most fans consider these characters to be the same indifiduals as those of G1 cartoons. Below is a complete list of other characters with the same name:
1984 the classic
Generation 1 original
Bibliography of significant appearances: Prowl plays a major role in each of the first two War Within comic series. Seemingly the second in command while Optimus Prime is not in the immediate vicinity, Prowl rallies the Autobot troops, provides advise to the new Autobot Leader (Optimus) and even leads a strike force of Autobots to investigate an experimental Decepticon battle platform Trypticon. The stories of War Within tell of the early days of the Great War on Cybertron as Optimus Prime (and many other G1 personas) develop.
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