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Triggerhappy is a nutball. You get them in the Decepticons from time to time. He's generally found drooling and/or giggling wildly. He's been that way ever since an incident at Decepticon boot camp, in which he was firing while surfing on his hover board, but fell off and hit his head. He remained firing all the while and ended up disintegrating half a dozen other Decepticons. The camp commander was impressed and graduated Triggerhappy on the spot. Nobody is sure if it's an act or if he suffered processor damage in the fall. What is known is that he pays very little attention to where he's shooting but LOVES the sound his gun makes when fired. Good idea arming him there, Megs.
- French name (Canada): Déclic
- Italian name: Efestus
American cartoon continuity
- Voice actor: Charles Adler
Triggerhappy was one of several Decepticon jets serving under Scourge and Cyclonus when they attacked Autobot City as part of a division while the Decepticon Clones stole the Key to the Plasma Energy Chamber. After Scourge successfully activated the chamber on Cybertron (and inadvertently sent a shuttle full of Autobots and the key halfway across the galaxy), Triggerhappy, Misfire and Slugslinger were among the Decepticon unit sent to retrieve the key. Following the Autobots to Nebulos, Triggerhappy attacked the Autobums, welcoming them to the scrapyard that they would become should he succeed in destroying them.
Though the Decepticons managed to capture several Autobots, they were soon overwhelmed by new Headmaster technology the Autobots developed with the Nebulan rebels. After making a deal with the Hive, the Decepticons underwent binary-bonding as well, and Triggerhappy was given a new partner who blows hard and fast. Armed with this new skill, Triggerhappy and his Targetmaster companions successfully helped reacquire the Chamber's key. While waiting for Zarak to complete modifications to his city, Triggerhappy declared a possible gasket-blowing event was imminent should he be made to wait any longer.
Triggerhappy and the other Targetmasters returned to Cybertron just in the nick of time to save Galvatron from the remainder of the Autobot forces. Galvatron was less than impressed by their new Hive partners, however, and addressed Triggerhappy directly when he berated them for letting organics inhabit their bodies, despite the fact Triggerhappy wasn't a Headmaster.
Japanese cartoon continuity
- Voice actor: Michihiro Ikemizu
Triggerhappy and his partners, Misfire and Slugslinger, were frequent opponents of the Autobot trio under Pointblank's command. When all of them were engaged in combat over several space-faring denizens of planet Master, a massive explosion caught everyone off-guard. Triggerhappy and his partners and foes alike were transformed into Targetmasters, somehow fused together in pairs with each of the smaller Master Transformers by the explosion.
Marvel Comics continuity
Triggerhappy was among the Decepticons serving under Scorponok on Cybertron, involved in a grudge match with the Autobot group led by Fortress Maximus. When they followed the Autobots to Nebulos, Triggerhappy took part in an attack on the Nebulan City only to be beaten back by the new Autobot Headmasters. For some reason, when Scorponok was choosing troops who might enjoy becoming binary-bonded Targetmasters with more powerful weapons, he thought of Triggerhappy. Triggerhappy was part of a team sent to ambush a group of Autobot Headmasters but was beaten back when their Targetmaster comrades joined the battle.
After the group travelled to Earth, Triggerhappy was part of a group of Decepticons who pursued Highbrow in order to recover Scorponok's head. Despite the intervention of Optimus Prime and the other Autobots, they succeeded. Triggerhappy was one of the few Decepticons in the group not to be shunted into limbo by the arrival of Soundwave and the Terrorcons from the future and so was around to join the alliance against Galvatron. He didn't seem that keen on the idea though and it only took a few poorly aimed shots from Ultra Magnus before Triggerhappy, Mindwipe and Snapdragon started using him for target practise.
When Scorponok tried to form an alliance with Ratbat's Decepticons and ended up being attacked by the Predacons instead, Triggerhappy was among those who came to his rescue. During the war on Earth, Triggerhappy got sick of Scorponok's command, especially after he let that maniac Starscream back into the Decepticons. Triggerhappy couldn't stand working with Starscream, so he and Mindwipe left Scorponok's Decepticons and joined Starscream's auxiliary army.
Triggerhappy and Mindwipe agreed to join Shockwave and Starscream's rebel group in attacking Scorponok's base. However, the attack only succeeded in making Scorponok mad and Triggerhappy was left cowering from his wrath. He was briefly seen among the ad hoc Autobot/Decepticon alliance Kup had managed to pull together before being transported to Cybertron with the rest of that group in order to fight Unicron. Given that he didn't even seem to be paying attention when Primus explained what they were supposed to do, it may not have been his lucky day.
IDW Comics continuity
Triggerhappy was part of the crew of the Thanatos, commanded by Razorclaw and the Predacons. He begrudgingly gave aid to Optimus Prime and the Wreckers while battling Thunderwing in order to preserve their home planet of Cybertron and show the Autobots how war was really done.
- Triggerhappy with Blowpipe (Targetmaster, 1987)
- Japanese ID number: D-88
- Accessories: Blowpipe Targetmaster gun
- Triggerhappy transforms into a blue Cybertronic fighter craft with large, dual off-white cannons on either side his body, looking a fair bit like an X-Wing fighter from Star Wars. His Targetmaster partner, Blowpipe, can be stored in a socket on the rear of the fighter, just in front of where his head is stored. Somewhat unusually, the entire cockpit nose is mounted on a bar that swings upward so the nose meets with the rear fuselage to form his upper torso. His large fighter cannons swing up to the sides of his arms in robot mode, but the hinges aren't strong enough to deal with their weight, so they have a tendency to flop down. Blowpipe can be held in Triggerhappy's hands.