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One of the younger Nebulans to binary-bond to a Transformer, Haywire is very much of the "act first, think later"-impulsive-teenage mold. In that respect, the relationship between Haywire and his partner Blurr is one where they get on like a house on fire, but also a classic example of the lack of planning in the early stages of Targetmasters bonding for how effective a combat team they would make. Transforming into an electro-laser cannon, Haywire is just as hyperactive as his partner in combat, often more concerned with how often he fires than where he's aiming or how effective his shots are.
Marvel Comics continuity
Haywire was among those Nebulans who joined the Autobots and binary-bonded to Transformers Template:M— in his case, Blurr — to defend his planet from the Decepticon forces, first seeing action in the Autobots' unsuccessful defense of the Nursery. Shortly afterwards, the Autobot forces fled to join those on Earth in an attempt to lure their enemies away and save Nebulos from further harm.
Haywire and Blurr went along with the other Autobot Targetmasters selected to accompany Fortress Maximus to Earth to rescue Buster Witwicky, brother of the newly binary-bonded Spike Witwicky, who proceeded to introduce his team to his father. The group's rescue attempt at the Decepticons island base was ultimately unsuccessful.
- Voice actors: Rob Paulsen (US); ?? (Japan)
- Blurr with Haywire (Targetmaster, 1987)
- Haywire was first released in 1987, boxed with the Targetmaster version of Blurr. Like most Targetmaster weapons, his transformation is simple: Just fold his legs up, and the barrels of his gun form are revealed. Haywire could be placed in either of Blurr's hands or in a plug just in front of his windshield. This resulted in a noticeable difference between Blurr's Targetmaster mold and his earlier release: His hands and chestpiece needed to be retooled to add pegholes large enough to hold his partner.