High Wire is a Mini-con found by Rad White. High Wire's alt-mode is a bike, which he chose after scanning Rad's old bike. Motivational, intelligent, yet ego-free, he believes unwaveringly in the power of teamwork, and though he wouldn't admit it, he is great at leadership.
- Japanese name (Micron Legend): Wheelie
- Japanese name (Super Link): Hopper
- Hungarian name: Vezeték ("Wire")
- Voice actor: SFX, Terry Klassen (US); SFX, ? (Japan)
A million years ago, a Ceasefire was called between the Autobots and the Decepticons, during which it was decided to banish the Mini-Cons from Cybertron so they would never be used as tools of war again. High Wire was among the Mini-Cons who were placed in stasis inside Mini-Con storage panels on board the starship Exodus for the long journey into deep space.
However, during the launch of the Exodus, the Decepticon leader Megatron betrayed the ceasefire and attacked, hoping to take all the Mini-Cons for himself. The Autobots managed to hold off the Decepticons long enough for the Exodus to make it to a warp gate and leave Cybertron behind forever. After drifting through space for countless years, the Mini-Con ship collided with the moon of a primitive world that would become known as Earth and broke apart, half of it remaining on the moon while the rest crash-landed on the planet's surface.
Thousands of years later, a human schoolboy named Rad and his friend Carlos were exploring the caves under the local observatory when they discovered the remains of the Exodus. Rad was drawn to the glowing, green Mini-Con panel in the darkness, and when he touched it, the systems of the Exodus reactivated and sent a signal back to Cybertron. Now the Transformers knew what had become of the Mini-Cons. After Rad and Carlos exited the caves and met up with Alexis, they were confronted by Megatron himself. In his fear, Rad stumbled and dropped the Mini-Con panel, which activated and released High Wire. High Wire was shocked to see Megatron and scanned Rad's bicycle to enable the escape for his new friends and liberators. However, Megatron managed to stop them and demanded the humans turn over High Wire. Fortunately for all concerned, the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, arrived to confront the Decepticon leader.
Dreamwave comics continuity
Fun Publications Cybertron comics
- Street Action Mini-Con Team (Mini-Con Team, 2002)
- Magna Convoy DX Set (Multi-pack, 2003)
- Perceptor (Basic, 2004)
- Energon Kicker with High Wire (Deluxe, 2005)
- Perceptor (2005)
- Blastcharge vs High Wire (Mini-Con 2-pack, 2006)