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Flareup loves her job, and does it with a cheerfulness and zeal matched by few of her Autobot comrades. Unfortunately, her job is to blow things up, and thus her disposition is often considered by her comrades to be a little off-putting. More seriously, she tends to enjoy herself so much that she gets careless, and more than once, her colleague Chromia has had to pull her, quite literally, out of the fire.
Flareup originally trained in search and rescue under Firestar, but after it became clear she was better suited to more offense-oriented tasks, Firestar placed her in the care of her friend Chromia.
Flareup was part of an Autobot strike force sent to Ceti Alpha Seven to destroy a cloning installation set up by the Decepticon general Deathsaurus. She and Chromia had previously beaten Buzzclaw, one of Deathsaurus' warriors, on Regulon Four, so she expected an easy fight. Unfortunately for the Autobots, the first batch of Deathsaurus' Virulent Clones was already finished, and the team came under heavy attack. Flareup put up a good fight, destroying several clones personally, but was defeated and captured when Deathsaurus himself entered the fray. She and the others were rescued by the timely arrival of Ironhide and Ratchet.
BotCon 2008 script reading
- Voice actor: Anastasia Matejka
- Autobot Ratchet & Flareup (Multi-pack, 2005)
- Accessories: Missile launcher, scope, 2 tailpipes, missile, Autobot energon chip
- Flareup is a new-head retooling of the Energon Arcee mold, transforming into a Cybertronic motorcycle. She has multiple clear-plastic parts that combine to form a crossbow with spring-firing missile.
- Flareup was only available in a BotCon 2005 convention-exclusive souvenir set with Ratchet. This poly-bagged set could only be purchased if you had already purchased the main seven-toy box set from that year's show.
- The same mold is used by Timelines Chromia and Flamewar, and live-action-movie-verse Arcee and Elita-One.
- Flareup was originally conceived as a new body for Firestar, but Hasbro was unable to secure the trademark on the name, so she became a new-character protege.