"If I can't beat ya' in battle, I'll beat
ya' on the road."
Downshift is a fast
and courageous young Autobot. He relies on speed rather than strength
to get him out of tight spots when battling the Decepticons. Although
he is considered a good soldier by Optimus Prime and Hot Shot, he
has been warned about rushing into battle without a solid plan of
attack. Hot Shot, especially, can relate to this headstrong young
Autobot and has vowed to mold him into a mature and seasoned warrior.