Transformers: Generation 1
Generation 1: Trained as a gladiator in the grease pits of Polyhex while a Decepticon captive on Cybertron. A specialist in hand-to-hand combat who is without equal. Overheats in anticipation of using his skills on those who once imprisioned him. 'I want to show them what a good student I was,' he says vengefully. His Turbo-Pack can do 450mph while attached to Kick-Off. It also converts to an air-cooled, solar-powered flamethrower with pinpoint accuracy and heat beam attachment.
Timelines: Kick-Over's combat training was earned in an unconventional manner. As a prisoner held by the Decepticons at Polyhex, Kick-Over was forced to fight his fellow Autobot prisoners in the gladiatorial arena fondly referred to as "The Greasepit" by his captors. There he gained in-depth knowledge and experience through intense hand-to-hand combat; it was learn fast or be terminated. When a power struggle arose among the Decepticon rulers at Darkmount, Kick-Over used the distraction to lead his fellow prisoners to freedom. His experiences in the gladiatorial pit have never left his processors, as even now he overheats when he thinks of pursuing his revenge against his jailers. His distrust of Decepticons extends to anyone wearing the emblem, regardless of their universe of origin. Amplifiers on his back combine with his sonic blaster to create deadly vibrations capable of shaking apart the molecular bonds of solid matter.
- Jesse Wittenrich (2013). Solar Requiem. Illustrator Hidetsugu Yoshioka. Fun Publications.