Was bored. Pretty cruddy bio, but ah well. Ignore spelling mistakes, I'm being lazy for now Here be Shades Shades Function : Surveillence Background After numerous misdemeanors that occurred even after a number of stern warnings from superiors, Shades found himself convicted in a court martial in Iacon. Shortly after that, he again went beyond the boundries of the law and was found guilty of breaking and entering. Feeling that this trend would likly continue and possibly progress into more serious crimes, his superiors had Shades reconstructed into a new form and reassigned to Earth. Bio Shades aboslutly hates his new form. But has no choice but to tolerate it. He is immobile in both primary and alternate modes, and his speech has been changed to a wide series of beeps. While he could easily hate those that made him this way, he knows he only has himself to blame and now does anything he can to redeem himself to fellow Autobots. Until he has, he must stay in this form. Although by appearances he would seem to be rather useless, reality is quite the opposite. Shades is quite regulary sent out with other Autobots on recon missions around enemy territory, which he certainly doesn't mind as it keeps him occupied. Those that have taken the time to get to know him, as much as one could given his situation, have found him to be quite friendly and willing to help out in what ways he can. In his own mind though, he is an embarresment, and sometimes has to force himself to seem in good spirits. He deeply misses his independence and while hating his current form, feels relief that he was caught before his addiciton to theivery lead to worse crimes. He has developed a friendship with Time Warrior, another Autobot to have been punished by form reconstruction. He is most often paired with Blaster, as his communication abilities paired with Shades' optical attributes make them an extremley effective recon team. Most make the mistake of thinking him an AI. Abilities While in his primary mode of sunglasses, whether worn by another Autobot or not, there is very little that Shades can't see, even less in astonishing clarity and detail. He can also see in every known spectrum and can also act as a camera, both video and still. When need be, and close enough to targets, he can also record sound, though it is of no special quality. He can store a seemingly endless amount of data within his memory banks. Naturally, when in cassette form and placed within the correct equipment, Shades and display this data for others to see when returning from a mission. As a defensive ability, Shades can discharge an intense burst of photons from his lens to blind any enemies that get close enough to him or his wearer. Weaknesses Naturally, his immobility is by far his greatest set back, not to mention he has extremly poor durability. His loathing of his form and how he earned it often bring his mood down, and he sees himself as an embarressment to the Autobots.