"The smarter I am, the faster you die."
Before the war, Blurr was an erudite and well-spoken lecturer. Since then, however, he's traded in his tidy look for the musk of a bloodthirsty warrior. This doesn't mean he's any less of an intellectual, however, and Optimus Prime puts Blurr to good use as a data interceptor. Of the utmost importance to him is retrieving stolen images of upcoming Decepticon prototypes, which he uses to gain an advantage over his surprised opponents. Also, as his name suggests, he's quite fast on both his feet and wheels. This is due to his special ability to steal kinetic energy, as it saps an object's (or, more often, an enemy's) speed, and adds it to his own, if only temporarily. He must, however, time the activation of this ability correctly, depending on the object he's stealing the energy from (like an incoming missile), or else he could wind up with major, if not fatal, damage.
Before the war, Blurr was an erudite and well-spoken lecturer. Since then, however, he's traded in his tidy look for the musk of a bloodthirsty warrior. A top graduate of the Autobot Academy (and eventual teacher there), Blurr was a member of the Cybertron Elite Guard until he was implicated in a coup against Emperor Prime, after which he was kicked out of the guard as part of his punishment (as well as losing an optic). Prime tortured Blurr and Hound on the way back to Cybertron, discovering that the Old One was ultimately behind the crew. In anger, Prime threw the Old One into his own unfinished Stellar spanner, banishing him to another universe.
Blurr was part of a team that went to investigate a derelict ship in Earth's orbit. When Growler woke the ship and its inhabitants awoke, Blurr was the first to escape back to the shuttle, leaving Ultra Magnus behind.
Blurr is missing his left optic, which was gouged out by Emperor Prime as punishment for Blurr's support of Magnus during the latter's coup. Blurr is forbidden to fix his damaged optic, and has been threatened with the loss of the other should he ever again conspire against Prime.
- "Once Upon A Rebellion" - Not that long ago, Magnus attempted to assassinate his brother, the Emperor Prime (all in one log, Magnus's POV).
- "Coup! (Prime vs. Magnus, part 1)" - Ultra Magnus attemps a coup. Emperor Prime's POV
- "Coup! (Prime vs. Magnus, part 2)" - Ultra Magnus attemps a coup, continued.
- "Coup! (Prime vs. Magnus, part 3)" - Ultra Magnus attemps a coup, concluded.