Here's an original character created by
Function: Communications Specialist/Reconnaissance
Weapons: Retractable arm-cannons, Grenades/Bubble Shield generators
Alternate Mode: 1994 Lexus LS400
Quote: "Sports cars? Don't make me laugh...Some bots don't understand what real style is all about."
Widetracker lived a privileged life on Cybertron before the onset of the Great War. Well-educated, he studied in the best academies in Iacon, drank the highest-grade energon, and associated closely with Cybertrons elite. However, when civil war broke out Widetracker didnt hesitate to enlist. He is extremely dedicated to the Autobot cause (almost to a fault) and has made it his personal mission to see this conflict through to the end and ensure a peaceful future for his home planet, as well as the rest of the galaxy. Though not a fighter by nature, Widetracker is quite capable of holding his own in battle; though his plasma cannons and grenades can pack a punch, he prefers to use his intellect to come up with a strategy that will insure victory while using the smallest amount of force. Widetracker is often stationed at remote Autobot bases for long periods, intercepting Decepticon communications and analyzing signals. This has made him rather independent, but he remains fiercely loyal to his comrades when working as part of a group. After being stationed on Earth, Widetracker adopted a low-profile, stylish alternate mode that agreed with his high-class sensibilities. He has developed a deep appreciation and fondness for Earth music, as he is constantly scanning radio frequencies while hunting for Decepticons.
Before the War, Widetracker was part of a research team that was developing new ways to utilize known energy sources in order to combat the already looming energy crisis on Cybertron. He was in the middle of researching plasma refining techniques when the Decepticons launched their assault. Widetracker used the knowledge he had collected from this research to design an entirely plasma-based weapons system for himself. The plasma charges he stores in his chassis help regulate his internal temperature and provide the additional energy required to power his specialized long-range communication modifications. He also sports super-dense armor plating that is resistant to impact. Widetracker speaks thousands of galactic languages, which he learned during his time at the academy.
Widetrackers heavy armor decreases his speed and reaction time in both vehicle and robot mode. He also becomes very vulnerable in cold climates, as this interferes with his sensitive equipment and the less-than-professional modifications he has made for himself. Widetrackers high intelligence can also sometimes prove more of a hindrance than a help, as he tends to over-think simple tasks. His intense desire to prove himself to his superiors can also get him into trouble. He will often bite off more than he can chew when volunteering for additional scouting missions, and taking on extra data analysis duties; which can cause him to generate poor or erroneous results.
He also has an animated version done by another talented artist, which I used as reference. See below:
Tools: 100% digital baby! Wacom Tablet>Photoshop CS