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Neatness is an admirable quality in any creature. Windsweeper admires it very much. Head of Cybertronic sanitation, he dislikes being called a fancy garbage bot, but he loves to keep the world clean and pure, free of litter and stains. Litter and stains and slimy drippy oil spots and grubby rusty things, ugh. They make him feel itchy and dirty all over. Itchy and dirty. He hates the lazy litterbots who leave them behind. He hates them worst when they throw garbage at him and he has to scrub, scrub, scrub himself until he feels clean again.
As bad as Cybertron would be if he didn't constantly lock up oil-drippers and litterbugs in deep and dark (but clean) dungeons, other planets are far worse, covered in dirt, with the clean, blank sky full of disgusting clouds and birds and flying kites, and everything simply alive with creepy, crawly bugs. They give him the shakes, so he has to burn them and kill them dead, dead, dead with fire, pure, clean fire.
Marvel Comics continuity
Windsweeper and his fellow Triggercons were active on Cybertron during the early days of the war, when Optimus Prime and Megatron were just beginning their feud. While tracking the Autobot leader and the Triggerbots, Megatron and the Triggercons executed the keepers of Boltax and attempted to steal the power of the Underbase. They failed once Optimus Prime launched the Underbase into space to keep it out of Megatron's hands.
Millions of years later, Windsweeper and the Triggercons were toiling under the hedonistic decadence of the Triumverate. This trio had brought down the Decepticon Army, reducing their interests to a series of gladiatorial games. Once "Megatron" returned and offered the Decepticons a return to the old ways, the Triggercons eagerly agreed and shot their current leaders in the back.
Windsweeper and his Triggercon partner Ruckus were soon reassigned to Lord Thunderwing. They became involved in Thunderwing's obsessive quest to acquire the power of the Autobots' Creation Matrix for himself. In the last battle with the Autobot "Matrix hunter" units, Windsweeper was nearly killed by a Matrix-spawn while his leader was focused on claiming his prize. After Thunderwing's ultimate defeat, Windsweeper and the other Decepticons were taken into Autobot custody on the Ark without a fight.
Marvel UK future timelines
In 2009, Windsweeper and his fellow Triggercons helped Galvatron disable an Autobot resistance movement on Cybertron.
IDW comics continuity
- Windsweeper (Triggercon, 1988)
- Windsweeper transforms from robot to modified B-1B Lancer bomber. Activating his Triggercon gimmick causes a pair of spring-loaded guns to flip out from his wings and point forward.
- It has been speculated that Windsweeper was originally supposed to be a Triggerbot, not a Triggercon. His chromed, spring-loaded guns line up with the two ground-based Triggerbots, while the Autobot flier Dogfight's unchromed, gear-turning guns would make him seem a more likely match with the Decepticons.