Peacemaker (Transformers)

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Transformers character
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Peacemaker in The Transformers
Name Peacemaker
Autobot
Japanese name Peaceman
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Prime
English voice actor Steve Bulen
Japanese voice actor Masaki Aizawa
First appearance "Brothers in Armor!!", The Transformers: Headmaster #4, January 1988
Information
Alternate modes Stereophonic sonic blaster
Gender Male
Partner Pointblank
Sub-group Targetmasters

Peacemaker is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is the Targetmaster partner to the Autobot Pointblank. Third party Transformer company MasterShooter Collectibles has announced an homage to Peacemaker called Shooter Master Up Close.

Transformers: Generation 1

Peacemaker is the Targetmaster partner to the Autobot Pointblank.

In the Marvel Comics Transformers stories Nebulans are depicted as human-looking aliens, while in the animated US series they are green-skinned aliens. In the Ladybird Books stories the Nebulans are human-sized robots.

In the Japanese Transformers: The Headmasters anime the Targetmasters are not Nebulans at all, but robots from the planet Master.

Fictional biography

Pointblanks’s disposition improved a bit when he was paired with Peacemaker, a Nebulan law enforcement officer whose optimistic attitude is almost contagious. But so far Pointblank has displayed immunity to the Nebulan’s best efforts to cheer him. Pointblank appreciates the attempt, but disapproves of the source. Although he understands the reasons behind the Autobot-Nebulan alliance, he does not accept the. The thought of spreading the war to another planet and people is the anathema to the dour Autobot. Despite this, Peacemaker enjoys the challenge of loosening up his partner. He is a very patient man who believes that a positive outlook ultimately leads to success. And as the partner of the sullen Pointblank, he’s learned that patience is more than a virtue, it’s a necessity. Peacemaker is bio-engineered to transform into a stereophonic sonic blaster. His maximum power output is an audio module shattering 160 decibels, enough to splinter a cubic yard of solid steel into shrapnel. In weapon mode Peacemaker sometimes comes loose from his moorings when connected to Pointblank in vehicle mode.

Animated series

The Transformers

Peacemaker first appeared in the Transformers episode "The Rebirth, Part 1" as a sharpshooter among the rebel Nebulan group lead by Gort. In part 2 the Autobots copy Targetmaster technology from the Decepticons and Peacemaker is converted into the gun used by Pointblank. In part 3 the Autobots and their Nebulans travel to Cybertron for the final showdown with the Decepticons. He then returns to Nebulos to rid the planet of the Hive's machines.[1]

Transformers: The Headmasters

In the Japanese series Transformers: The Headmasters the events of "The Rebirth" were ignored and the Targetmasters had a different origin. In this series the six original Targetmaster partners were Transformers from the planet Master. In episode #27, "Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 1)" the six escaped their planet to get reinforcements after the planet was invaded by the Decepticons. At the time the Decepticons had planted a bomb on Earth which the Autobots were trying to safely remove from the planet. The six robots from the planet Master took the bomb in an attempt to save the Autobots, but it exploded in space during a battle between three Autobots and three Decepticons.[2]

In episode #28, "Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 2)", It was discovered that the six Autobots and Decepticons had fused with the robots from the planet Master as weapons on their hands. They were dubbed the Targetmasters. The Autobot Pointblank was bonded with Peacemaker. The Autobot Targetmasters aided on the planet Master when Jack has hyptnotized and given a bomb to blow up the Autobot base, and then came into conflict with the Decepticon Targetmasters.[3]

In episode #29, "The Master Sword Is in Danger!!", the Autobot and Decepticon Targetmasters participated in a battle on the planet Master where Zarak first sent in the Decepticon Duocons. In this battle the Decepticons are able to obtain a computer disk that contains information on the Master Sword.[4]

In episode #30, "The Zarak Shield Turns the Tide" the Autobot Targetmasters follow Soundblaster to the planet Master where they are ambushed by the Decepticon Targetmasters. The Autobots are washed away when the Decepticons blast a dam above the Autobots during the fight. Surviving the flood the Autobot Targetmasters discover a cave entrance to the Decepticon base. Despite being discovered by the Autobots, the Decepticon are able to escape with their new weapon.[5]

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

Pointblank and Peacemaker had a biography printed in the Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic series.

Marvel Comics

Note: Events exclusive to the Marvel UK Transformers comics appear in italics.

The Autobot Targetmaster from Headmasters #4

Peacemaker first appeared in issue #4 of the Marvel Comics Headmasters comic in a story called "Brothers in Armor!!" where he volunteered to be binary bonded to Pointblank as his Targetmaster partner. The Autobots then fled Nebulos for Earth in an attempt to lure away the Decepticons.[6]

In the Marvel UK Transformers story "Worlds Apart", set during issue #4 of the Headmasters comic, Crosshairs, Pointblank and Sureshot are captured by the Decepticons and used as bait to capture the Autobot Headmasters. Hardhead is able to free the Autobot Targetmasters and even the odds against the Decepticons.

Although Peacemaker is not depicted, in issue #38 of The Transformers the Autobots and Decepticons from Nebulos arrive on Earth.

In issue #39 Spike Witwicky introduces Fortress Maximus and the Autobot Targetmasters to his father Sparkplug.

Transformers: Mosaic

Peacemaker appeared in the Transformers: Mosaic story "Once Was" by Martin Fisher.[7]

IDW Publishing

The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe featured Peacemaker forming the gun of a version of Defensor made up of the Rescuebots.

Toys

  • Generation 1 Targetmaster Pointblank with Peacemaker (1987)
A new mold.
  • Prime Mini-Con Peaceman (2011)
A recolor of Power Core Combiners Chopster available exclusively at Toys R Us Japan.[8]

References

  1. "The Rebirth, Part 1". The Transformers. First-run syndication. No. 1, season 4.
  2. "Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 1)". Transformers: The Headmasters. No. 27, season 1.
  3. "Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 2)". Transformers: The Headmasters. No. 28, season 1.
  4. "The Master Sword Is in Danger!!". Transformers: The Headmasters. No. 29, season 1.
  5. "The Zarak Shield Turns the Tide". Transformers: The Headmasters. No. 30, season 1.
  6. Bob Budiansky (w), Frank Springer (p), Ian Akin & Brian Garvey (i). "Headmasters" Brothers in Armor!! 4 (January 1988), Marvel Comics
  7. http://transformers-mosaic.deviantart.com/art/ONCE-WAS-94471285
  8. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-micron-armsmicron-campaign-figures-173991/

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