Transforms from crane to robot and back!


"Beauty is in everything except war."

On Cybertron, his buildings are considered works of art. On Earth, his ideas are limited by war. Takes pride in his work, prone to severe depression if they're destroyed in battle. As crane, can lift up a 35-ton object and position it with precision and grace. As robot, has high-temperature arc-welder rifle...can launch rockets 4.5 miles from wrist sockets. Prone to breakdowns in vehicle mode.

  • Strength: 8
  • Intelligence: 8
  • Speed: 3
  • Endurance: 4
  • Rank: 7
  • Courage: 7
  • Firepower: 7
  • Skill: 9
Transformers Tech Specs

Grapple was made from the same mold as Inferno in the same year, but looked cool enough that no one really minded. He enjoyed spotty use in the cartoon, but repeated use in background during the end credits. I let my brother get him instead of myself because his boxy chest looked a little unattractive to me; of course, I picked Skids instead, which shows you how clever I was.

The grapple is a tool in Weapons Factory Arena and other games that is usually bound to a key or mouse button, I use the left shift button. When pressed a 3 pronged claw launches from your player in the direction your aiming at, trailing a thick brown cord that unrealistically stays perfectly straight no matter where you move or turn. It continues in a straight line until it hits a surface it can hook onto or encounters a void. If it hooks onto something it begins to quickly reel itself in, pulling your player along. Grappling can be used to reach high places or improve movement in whatever way you can apply it. If you grapple yourself to a position and hold your grapple key you can stay their indefinitely, or until you get killed or bored or whatnot. When grappling, releasing your grapple key or trying to grapple to a void causes your grapple to reset, instantly returning to you. The grapple is also useful as in some games with fall damage, you can grapple the ground before you hit it and take no damage. Some games have configurable grapples, so you can lengthen or shorten the grapples cord once you have hooked on and swing around like tarzan on a vine. A very useful tool, the grapple.

Grap"ple (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grappled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Grappling (?).] [F. grappiller, OF. graypil the grapple of a ship, fr. graper to pluck, prop., to seize, clutch; of German origin. See Grape.]


To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.


To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.

The gallies were grappled to the Centurion. Hakluyt.

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. Shak.


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Grap"ple, v. i.

To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another.

To grapple with, to enter into contest with, resolutely and courageously.

And in my standard bear the arms of York, To grapple with the house of Lancaster. Shak.


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Grap"ple, n. [See Grapple, v. t., and cf. Crapple.]


A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.


2. (a)

An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.

(b) Naut.

A grappling iron.

The iron hooks and grapples keen. Spenser.

Grapple plant Bot., a South African herb (Herpagophytum leptocarpum) having the woody fruits armed with long hooked or barbed thorns by which they adhere to cattle, causing intense annoyance. -- Grapple shot Life-saving Service, a projectile, to which are attached hinged claws to catch in a ship's rigging or to hold in the ground; -- called also anchor shot.


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