|Specifics: Fiction, toy, vehicle mode|
If ever there was a robot in need of years in therapy Cloudraker is he. Nothing is good enough for him. He envies his brother's popularity and social skills, wishes he was on the ground with people while simultaneously being terrifed of being grounded. In response to this fear he flies as high as possible, but then becomes frustrated by being bound in an atmosphere. Internal malfunctions lead him to feel claustrophobic at all times, even when flying in an empty sky. Simply a mass of crossed circuits, phobias and frustrations, it's a wonder he's able to function at all. On top of the psychological problems he can also suffer "mode-lock," trapping him in one form.
Cloudraker is the older clone brother of Fastlane.
- French name (Canada): Aéropro
- Italian name: Geminus
American cartoon continuity
Upon arriving on Cybertron, Optimus Prime told Fastlane and Cloudraker to search for Kup and the rest of the Autobots who had travelled to the Plasma Energy Chamber. Since Kup's crew were on a plasma-charged rocket ship halfway to Nebulos by that point, the Clones had little luck finding them.
Japanese cartoon continuity
Fastlane and Cloudraker were once friends with another pair of Cybertronian Clones named Pounce and Wingspan. The two duos lost contact with each other for some time, during which Pounce and Wingspan joined the Decepticons. Fastlane and Cloudraker were confronted by their old friends, who were looking to take a golden skull from their Autobot counterparts and use it to collect a unique energy source from the Pirate Planet. While trying to keep the skull from the Decepticon Clones, Cloudraker and his brother made contact with the Autobot Headmasters aboard the Battleship Maximus.
IDW comics continuity
Fastlane and Cloudraker served as security officers for Fortress Maximus inside the Garrus-9 penitentiary. When the Combaticons raided the facility, the clones fought alongside Jetfire and the Technobots, but ultimately failed to prevent the Decepticons from making off with the Pretender Monsters. Cloudraker fell in battle along with several Technobots, but the extent of his injuries was unclear.
- Fastlane & Cloudraker (Clones, 1987)
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- Accessories: 2 Gravity-rod rifles
- Cloudraker was available in a two-pack with his brother/clone, Fastlane. He transforms into a futuristic jet fighter. Cloudraker has two heat-sensitive rubsigns on his chest -- one indicates he is an Autobot, the other reveals a plane image, indicating which Clone he is. This is especially useful for those times when you can't just turn him over and see the cockpit sticking out of his crotch.