From Transformers: Lost and Found
|Played by: Araneiform|
|Captain's Personal Assistant|
Whirlwind just wanted to do his job, and then war happened.
Fritz is very jumpy. He's just a mailman, he's not built for war. In a social setting, he's shy but friendly, sometimes even a bit snarky. In any situation resembling a fight or just something that plain startles him, he's a cowering mess. His nickname comes from his tendency to make a 'frrrttz' noise as he passes out in stressful situations, which, well. Occur often, considering how many things he finds stressful.
He has about zero skills. He's Brainstorm levels of good at hiding from danger, and he can drive fairly well. You have to when you're a mailman. Beyond that, he picked up some hacking skills while working for an organic on a space station far away from the planets other Cybertronians waged their war on.
Before the war, Whirlwind was a mail lorry, delivering packages and what have you in Praxus and to the closest nearby cities. When war broke out and it became time to pick sides, Whirlwind waffled for a while, though he finally picked the Autobots. Getting shot at by a jet with a purple badge during one of his mail runs probably helped solidify his decision.
It was as a soldier in the Autobot ranks that Whirlwind gained his nickname, 'Fritz', which stuck so well he had no choice but to introduce himself as such. In combat training and practice, Fritz certainly was no natural, barely scraping the average mark. The nickname came from when he actually found himself on the battlefield and, faced with brutal Decepticon enemies, would usually 'fritz out' and faint. There were times when he'd be unconscious for so long that his comrades would leave him there, thinking him dead, until he came to and complained that they'd been trying to ditch him. It only took a decade or so for Fritz to realize he shouldn't be anywhere near a war zone, and he deserted, turning neutral and hopping on the first shuttle that would get him away from Cybertron.
He managed to find a space station to live on, working for a fairly kind organic who had him process and keep track of her stock. He was pretty good at it, considering it was a less mobile version of what he'd done on Cybertron. The problem was that her stock wasn't exactly legal. Working together, they figured out how to browse the darker end of the internet, Fritz showing a natural talent for breaking into the shadowy corners of the web, where they could advertise without worrying about legal backlash. Four servos working at a keyboard really made a difference, and Azize's business flourished.
They parted ways, though, when the news spread that Cybertron was not only inhabitable again, but mechs were returning to it. The war was over! Fritz could go home! Everything was great until he actually got there and saw how chaotic the situation was, how tense and stressful the vibes were that returning bots gave off. Once again, he needed an escape. The Lost Light provided it.
He's worked pretty hard to stay off everyone's radar ever since, to see if he's made the wrong choice and should find a way back to his organic friend. Seeing as the ship has yet to blow up, he's started thinking it's time to come out of his shell.
Artifact of the Knights of Cybertron
A bronze medal with a green and white ribbon and an ancient inscription on the back
Earned 10/9/2017 for extraordinary attention to duty
- 2018-03-14 He Was Right (Fortress Maximus, Fritz)
- 2018-03-11 Nixed Communications (Orbitall, Lieutenant, Blast Off, Fritz, Mainframe)
- 2018-03-09 I'll Try (Penchant, Fritz)
- 2018-03-07 Understand? (Sunstreaker, Fritz)
- 2018-03-03 David and Goliath: Roommate Edition (Chimera, Fritz)
- 2018-03-02 Consequences (Fortress Maximus, Fritz)
- 2018-02-08 First Contact (Dead End, Swivel, Hound, Fritz, Ignition)
- 2018-01-28 New Management (Fritz, Ignition)
- 2018-01-27 Apartment Hunting (Fortress Maximus, Fritz)
- 2018-01-24 One Last Time (Rodimus, Fritz)
- ... further results
|Topsy Turvy||12 July 2017||The !Lost Lighters hit the Lost Light with a bomb snuck past their defenses in the frame of a mangled pair of cassettes: !Frumble. Without any particular design or reason, a number of the crews were apparently swapped into different bodies.|
|Trobble Yall||29 June 2017||Fortress Maximus buys an adorable, fluffy pet from a pet shop on the Elemens' space station, PR-138. What he doesn't realize is that this cute little 'trobble' is about to become a problem much bigger than cleaning litterboxes and keeping it off the furniture.|
|Colony: Shivah||13 March 2017||The Shivans believe they were created at the hands of Nova Prime for the purpose of suffering, to prove their worthiness for their final release thanks to the deliverers, who they determine are the crew of the Lost Light. An enormous black monolith saps the energy of everyone and everything around, including the ship's engines. Soon, according to the Shivans, a great Immolation will burst forth from the monolith to end suffering for all.|
|A Midventure Night Dream||14 February 2017||A medic looking to create a vaccine for Rust Rash recruits some live test subjects, something goes a little more awry than usual.|
|Losing Inhibition||25 November 2016||The personality ticks are back! No queen this time, they've just gotten loose on the ship. Hopefully the ship doesn't descend into chaos before these things are contained once more.|