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Skyfall is a promising young Autobot. He's very smart and an excellent engineer, and a born flier. To him, nothing in life can compare to soaring freely through the air, and even if you happen to catch him on the ground he's probably dreaming about flying. Skyfall earnestly dreams of becoming a great hero and having amazing adventures. It's usually up to his nagging (but intensely loyal) Targetmaster partner Top-Heavy to bring him back down to reality and make him focus on his job as weapons engineer.
Marvel Comics continuity
Skyfall was present when Primus was addressing the combined ranks of the Transformers, jostling with Krok over who got to stand nearest the stage. Not long after, his remains were seen among the Autobots destroyed by Bludgeon's Decepticons on Klo. Not the most successful of careers, although he was probably revived by the Last Autobot anyway.
IDW comics continuity
He got the credit for building the gun of Optimus Prime. For some reason, he never denied this. What a surprise. He also got stuck in the Decepticon jail Grindcore, before getting an assistant job at Kimia research, until he made an oops and forgot to properly test his products. Reassignment time!
Skyfall was among the personnel defending the Garrus-9 penitentiary from Banzaitron's assault. He came back to Kimia shortly after thanks to some firm petitioning. He was *cough* friends with Ironfist (who really DID design Prime's gun) and a bit spacy. 100 years in prison will do that to you. Oh yeah, he later killed his friend Ironfist, with Ironfist's own invention so it looked like Ironfist's own mistake. That's cold.
- Skyfall with Top-Heavy (Action Master, 1990)
- Accessories: Top-Heavy partner, gun
- Skyfall is an Action Master and as such does not transform, though his design shows hints of a vehicle mode, likely a Cybertronic jet fighter similar in style to early Pretender robots such as Cloudburst, given the cockpit and vehicle details on his back. He is compatible with any Action Master weapon or vehicle. He came with his rhino-partner Top-Heavy.
- (Note: Skyfall's design seems to be strongly inspired by the Japanese Gundam robot line, with maybe a little Generation One seeker mixed in.)
- Skyfall's color went through several alterations before production; his catalog photography shows him in different red and white colors. Apparently he was originally to be named Fireball, as shown in this catalog.
- The 1990 boxback art features Skyfall in an even more different color scheme, blue and green. It's possible he was mistaken for Gutcruncher.