Hardtop has been left
on Earth to serve as a spy, tracker and ground-based spotter for
the aerial team of Starscream and Thundercracker. He uses his impressive
array of sensors not only to pinpoint Autobot targets up to 7000
miles away, but also to listen to and record the treasonous whining
of Starscream. Though he generally prefers to hang back from the
front lines of a fight, he finds a certain pleasure in taking pot
shots at Autobot with his super-precise, long-range laser rifle.