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Hotwire is an Nebulan Powermaster partnered with Joyride in the Generation One continuity family.

Formerly classified as a "chronic unlicensed private vehicle procurer" (car thief in English) on his home planet of Nebulos, Hotwire was caught by the authorities once too often. His life took a turn for the better when the brilliant Nebulan scientist Hi-Q gave him a chance to straighten his life out by working at the Hi-Q Industrial Research Complex.

Recognizing Hotwire's natural talent as a mechanic, Hi-Q employed him as his top systems troubleshooter, a job in which Hotwire excelled. Biomechanically engineered to have the ability to transform and function as Joyride's engine, the talented mechanic also takes care of much of his Powermaster partner's maintenance and repair needs, which is handy given Joyride driving style...

The old Hotwire had a lot in common with thrill-seeking Joyride, and the similarity has not escaped the Nebulan. Much like Hi-Q saw the good in him, Hotwire strives to temper some Joyride's excesses and make him a better bot. He grudgingly accepts that Joyride tends to ignore much of his efforts, but he has to believe that if he turned out to alright then everybody has a chance to make good.

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Marvel Comics continuity

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Generation One

  • Joyride (Powermaster, 1988)

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