Function: Bodyguard/Assistant Ambassador
Alt-Mode: Sportscar (Cybertronian)
"Never rely on your first impressions."
BIO: A modified RC-type teaching unit with dreams of Elite Guard-hood, Rally immediately clashed with her drill sergeant over his appointing her with the derogatory name "Alleycat," starting off a series of personality clashes with "Ol' Meteor-Chin" that ultimately resulted in her washing out of boot camp. Despite having her capabilities reduced to civilian levels, she was determined to make good on her dreams of glory and adventure and, after a friendly pep talk and a new nickname to supplant her given one, set herself up as a professional bodyguard specializing in high-risk charges, eventually ending up as the assistant to Ambassador Crosscut, a high-ranking Autobot emissary to newly-contacted alien worlds. She quickly proved herself invaluable to him for both her combat skills and her RC-standard protocol and organizational abilities, so the Ambassador pulled some politcal strings to get her reinstated into the Autobots just in time for their assignment to the newly-discovered organic world named "Earth."
ABILITIES: In vehicular mode, Rally can reach speeds of 280 mph on the ground; she can also sprout wings from her spoilers which, along with four wheel-mounted hoverjets, allow her to fly at sub-sonic speeds. She has the power to momentarily detect and disrupt hostile cerebral impulses, typically used to throw off an opponent's aim or jam attack commands; by focusing this power, she can actually disrupt the inherent hostility itself, triggering a brief feeling of euphoric bliss and friendliness in her target. For all other hostile situations, however, she carries a thermite machete capable of flash-heating material to roughly 4000 degrees Centigrate on contact, hot enough to carve through most stone and metal with ease, as well as a plasma mini-cannon modified for hand-held use. She is also a skilled practitioner of Crystalocution, although her training is incomplete.
WEAKNESSES: Due to the subtle and even potentially insidious nature of her power, Rally trusts nobody fully, not because of her power being uncontrollable but rather because she is certain others will simply assume she's used her power on them (this was actually the core of the conflict with her drill sergeant). As a result, she can come off as aloof or standoffish at some times and overly friendly and affectionate at others, which has given her the unfairly appointed reputation as a sneaky and manipulative "alley cat." The fact that Crosscut trusts her so implicitly and has gone to bat for her several times unfortunately has reinforced this reputation, even among those who don't know what her abilities are. Additionally, she's not quite as physically strong as her in-your-faceplate combat tendencies would require, which, combined with her overconfidence in her abilty to defuse attacks, often results in frequent visits to the repair bay. Lastly, her flight mode is highly fuel consumptive.
EDIT (WAY after the fact): Decided she just calls herself "Rally"..."Rally Cat" sounds too much like a forced pun to me (even if it does fit the "RC model" acronym bit)