Blowpipe is a Nebulan Targetmaster from the Generation One continuity family.

Look, whatever you do, just don't say anything about his hat. Or his name.

The conniving brother-in-law of Lord Zarak, Blowpipe managed the political campaign that brought him and kept him in power. While a smooth political operator with endless connections, Blowpipe lacks the physical presence and style of a leader, causing him to resent his brother-in-law for taking all the glory when he did all the "real" work.

Treating combat like he would a political campaign, Blowpipe plots and plans things in advance, leaving nothing to chance, which puts him at odds with his binary bonded partner Triggerhappy, whose idea of combat tactics is to wave his gun around randomly as fast as he can and shoot really, really fast.


Marvel Comics continuity

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.
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Cartoon continuity

When he transformed and jumped into Triggerhappy's hand, he punned on his name by stating he wanted to BLOW the rebels away. Triggerhappy responded by cackling that the Autobots were as good as melted slag.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Blowpipe jumped from brother-in-law to half-brother who organized Zarak's illegitimate election.


Generation One

  • Triggerhappy with Blowpipe (Targetmaster, 1987)
    • Accessories: Cannon-pack
Blowpipe transforms into a gun with single large and smaller secondary barrel. Blowpipe's transformation, like Caliburst's, is slightly more involved than many Targetmasters weapons; his gun barrel is a separate piece that plugs into his back, and once his legs are folded up the barrel has to be snapped into place where the legs were, the resulting weapon longer than many of the other first year Targetmasters. Blowpipe could be placed in either Triggerhappy's hands or on top of his vehicle mode.

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