The massive Blackout has been described as the hound of Megatron. He transforms into a Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low military helicopter. In better days, he was always to be looming powerful and silent behind his leader's right shoulder. He is not happy with Starscream's progress in finding Megatron and suspects quite rightly that Starscream would rather have him stay lost. Blackout has a sneaky side and uses his symbiotic companion Scorponok's size to it's advantage. In Transformers, Blackout attacks the SOCCENT military airbase in Qatar and sends Scorponok to finish the survivors. Before he sent Scorponok, he hacked into the militaty system and stole the S7 file: Project Iceman. Before he could finish downloading Project Iceman, Colonel Sharp cut the hardlines. Jorge Figeroua then shot a large missile at Blackout. Enraged, Blackout fired flare countermeasures into the sky to confuse any other attempts to attack him.Two days foward, Scorponok chased the survivors and was defeated by 6000 degree sabot rounds. In the battle of Mission City, Blackout showed up and shot at the Black Hawk helicopter that was supossed to receive the Allspark. Later on ground, Major William Lennox found an abandoned Aprilla 1000VSR Motorcycle and shot Blackout in the crotch. Ouch! Air Strike than arrived and Blackout was killed in a carpet bombing.