Nicknames: Jumper, Jump, 'Drive
Voice Actor: Jason Liebrecht
Function: Hyperactive speed devil and thrill seeker; infiltration specialist
Alternate Mode: Laferrari
Weapons: A4 pulsar cannon; grenades
-Relies heavily on his speed; if he is impaired in any way, he is pretty much helpless
-Lack of strategy
-His emotions tend to get the best of him in tough situations
-Thick armor platings
-Visor offers increased optical magnification
-Lounging around the rec room
-Outpranking Sideswipe and Sunstreaker
-Enforcers (with a passion)
"I realllllly hate you......"
"You'll have to catch me first."
"Oh, you know, the usual, street scuffles with 'Cons, dazzling escapades of collapsing cities, just another day."
"You're gonna regret saying that, you fragger."
"I wish I knew....but I don't, so I really shouldn't worry so much about it."
"We're in this together....till the wheels come off."
Jumpdrive is the eccentric charismatic teenager that has serious issues with authority and a hard time letting others boss him around. Eager to react and slow to comprehend his course of action, Jumpdrive is the most impulsive youngster that was ever spawned. He has a tendancy to ignore those who talk slower than he does and does his best to evade any conversations that involve digging into the depths of his Spark for an answer. His carefree attitude can often be mistaken for arrogance but Jumpdrive is far from being that...he's just really good at what he does and he knows it.
Abandoned by his mech creator as a sparkling and then abandoned by his carrier after a bout of cybernosis left her physically weakned, Jumpdrive was forced to learn the ways of the Underworld by himself the hard way. Always having a passionate love for racing, Jumpdrive honed his skills as a speedster and took immense pride in his fast capabilities, always dreaming of one day competeing in the intergalactic races that took place in the city of Tarn.
He became good friends with a bot named Fastback, who took the young mech under his wing and gave him a roof over his helm to call home.
The two, sharing a passionate love for raicing, began to sneak into the Intergalatic Raceways and reveled in seeing their idols, Sidewipe in Jumpdrive's case and Blurr's in Fastback's, tear up the racetrack. During one of their little chirades, they bumped into a femme named Bumper who instantly falls heelpedes over helm for Jumpdrive; the two mechs let her tag along, maingly because she is a worker there and gives them tickets to go into the stands.
Jumpdrive, after a high punch of racing fever, decides to enter himself into one of the Intergalatical races; however, his debut turns sour when his systems malfunction and he crashes on the racetrack, openly humiliating himself live on thousands of networks.
The event leaves Jumpdrive angry and makes it easy for a tycoon named Typhoon to approach him; Typhoon, impressed by the mech's speed, offers Jumpdrive a place in his underground cartel on one condition: Jumpdrive has to bring him the head of a certain racer named Jetix, who has been avoiding payment of a debt he owes to the olden tycoon. Jumpdrive, eager to prove himself, obliges and delivers the gift to his superior.
Jumpdrive's life takes a dark but satisfying turn afterwards; learning the kinks of the universe's dirtiest form of racing, Jumpdrive became a lethal racer and his name put sneers on the faces of rivals and made Enforcers crack their knuckles in distaste. Pilfering from suppliers parts to upgrade his performance, Jumpdrive enhanced his appearance so much that his frame adopted a robust build that made his real age apprehensible.
After a few solar cycles, Fastback and Bumper ventured into the Underworld to search for their missing companion and the change they see in him both impresses them and disgusts them.
Jumpdrive convinces the two to join him and before long, the three find themselves on the most wanted list of the Cybertronian Beareau of Safety. High on his euphoria of success, Jumpdrive spurs a relationship with Bumper, albeit the two never do become bondmates.
A few cycles before the war for Cybertron begins, Typhoon is killed by Decepticons and Jumpdrive and his companions are forced to flee Tarn in order to escape persecution. Hiding out in the adjacent city of Vos, Jumpdrive plots a plan to retake back the sector of Tarn that they fleed but Fastback, fearing offlining, leaves with Bumper, stating to Jumpdrive that the universe does not revolve around a single being.
Jumpdrive, angered and saddened by Fastback's desertion, becomes a small time thief, using his speed to pilfer from the Decepticons and at times, the Autobots.
During a hesit, Jumpdrive finds himself cornerd and he runs into Climaxx and her family unit, who is taking shelter in a small abandoned miner's complex in Kaon. Climaxx manages to aid Jumpdrive in fighting off his pursuers. Ravished for company, Jumpdrive tags along with the group and eventually develops a brother brond with Euroscope and Climaxx.
When the unit joins the Autobots, Jumpdrive is at first reluctant but he eventually submisses and becomes an invaluable member of the Autobot team.
The young mech made many honorable appearances, such as in the battle of Praxus and the siege of Iacon.
When the mech Pyro was wrongly deemed a traitor and forced into hiding, Jumpdrive was ordered to hunt him down and offline him. Jumpdrive complied but upon hearing the mech's side, he found himself unable to pull the trigger and ends up not killing the mech. However, Pyro, knowing that if either faction captures him, he would not be shown mercy, coerces Jumpdrive to give him a mercy kill. Jumpdrive kills the mech and gives him a proper burial in the city of Praxus, where he was sparked.
Jumpdrive arrives on Earth shortly after the Autobots do and once there, he becomes friends with a human named Diego Herran, a disembodied teenager from El Paso, Texas who dreams of being a professional racecar driver. Becoming an older brother to the human, Jumpdrive protects him fiercly against the Decepticon forces on Earth and nearly offlines twice in the line of duty. However, Jumpdrive survives to see the end of the war and he stayed with the human until he died.
This mech was one of the few that returned to Cybertron after the war finalized and he has taken up an occupation as a trainer in the renewed city of Tarn, choosing to help other ambitious racers achieve their dreams.
Mera: Jumpdrive's femme creator; the young mech never really knew his mother very well but what little he recalls involves painful outbursts of pent up anger and overt hatred. Mera abandoned Jumpdrive shortly after her bondmate deserted her and she committed suicide not long after. Jumpdrive does not bear any feelings towards his femme creator but he has often speculated over how his life would have been different if his femme creator had been more willing to fight for the both of them.
Fastback: A brother in arms. This mech took Jumpdrive under his wing shortly after he was alienated by his creators and taught him the ropes of living on the streets as a single individual. His teachings were meant to implement morality into Jumpdrive but even he was unable to quench the hatred inside Jumpdrive and his persistence eventually led to Jumpdrive spiraling out of control.
Bumper: This femme never made it a secret that she had feelings for Jumpdrive and she always did her best to make him happy. Unfortunately for her, her feelings allowed Jumpdrive to easily manipulate her into doing dangerous things and she nearly perished a few times doing dirty work for the mech she deeply adored. Despite the danger, Bumper was fiercely loyal to Jumpdrive and she never let his hostility prevent her from carrying out his obligations because she was deeply in love with him.
Climaxx: Jumpdrive's sister-bond; if it hadn't been for Climaxx, Jumpdrive knows for a fact that he surely would have ended up siding with the Decepticon faction during the war for Cybertron. Climaxx's ability to connect with Jumpdrive at an emotional level allowed her to understand his inner turmoil and due to that she was able to find a way to reconcil the feelings of hatred towards those that deserted him and eventually aid him in adopting a set of principles that gave him a sense of morality. Their extent of loss is unmistakably similar and the two of them depend upon each other to keep other just in their actions and sane at the emotional level, serving as pillars of support for each other.
Euroscope: Brother bond; Jumpdrive always longed for an individual to look up to and he found that person in Euroscope, the older mech that serves as not only a mentor to Jumpdrive but also as a brother who is willing to protect him despite the circumstances. Albeit Jumpdrive is able to relate less with this mech, Euroscope's gift of compassion allows him to understand Jumpdrive enough to know what his basic needs are and the two are able to get along particularly well.
Nightcrawler: Friend. Jumpdrive loves this femme dearly and he is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her no matter the risks. He's not sure what it is that attracts him so much towards the young femme but many speculate that it involves reasons that are much much deeper than previously imagined. Some say it is her innocence that entices him but only he will ever know.
Quicksilver: Friend. This femme's no-nonsense attitude is a nice change of pace from the other bots' usually joking demeanors and Jumpdrive accepts her guidance and experience because this femme has proven more than once that she is willing to offer her resources whenever he is in need.
Typhoon: This olden mech was a criminal lord, a tycoon and a murderer but he also served as a father figure towards Jumpdrive, though he rarely displayed his affection for him at all. Jumpdrive reminded Typhoon of himself when he was younger and that along with the young mech's speed was what drew him towards the eccentric racer but eventually, as the two began to work together, Typhoon found himself developing feelings towards Jumpdrive and he secretly provided him with all the necessities he required, attempting to deter him from placing himself in amy more reckless situations. Unfortunately, like many before him, Typhoon was unable to control Jumpdrive and he only managed to add more fire to the one already burning within the depths of the young racer's Spark. Typhoon was able to make up for his mistakes by sacrificing himself to save Jumpdrive from a Decepticon and sending him away from Tarn with the promise of a better future.