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Stakeout is a loose cannon cop on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. He's a member of the Rescue Patrol.
Marvel comics continuity
Stakeout and his partners were some of the earliest Micromasters - tough go-getters who got things done. That pencil-pusher Emirate Xaaron wanted them to destroy the captured Battle Patrol so the Decepticons couldn't gain Micromaster technology, but Stakeout & his crew disobeyed those orders.
The Rescue Patrol were later sent to clean up Earth alongside the Classic Pretenders, but by accident they ended up inside Cybertron staring at the face of Primus. They fought those Mayhem Attack Squad punks but were unable to stop Primus being woken up (noise pollution - three-month sentence!) & Unicron heading towards the planet.
Stakeout later led a catch-team to get that murdering creep Whisper - no Christmas peace & goodwill for crime! - and took on those Air Strike Patrol punks. But City Hall got their panties in a bunch over the damage being caused and called Stakeout back to base.
Stakeout was among the "new age" Autobots who attended Optimus Prime's meeting with Grimlock and the Dinobots about their more brutal methods. When Grimlock threatened to quit the Autobots, Prime seemed all too willing to let him, and the two of them actually came to blows. After beating some sense into each other, however, Optimus Prime agreed to allow Grimlock his autonomy, to lead "Earthforce" while he and the Ark's crew took off for space.
Dreamwave comics continuity
Stakeout is a badass cop with a heart of gold.
- Rescue Patrol (Micromaster Patrol, 1989)
- Stakeout transforms into a black police car. He was only available as part of the Rescue Patrol, along with his teammates Fixit, Red Hot, and Seawatch.
- His toy is identical to Holi.
- Cybertron Strongarm's vehicle mode is based on that of "his hero." Since Strongarm is a black police car, it is possible that this hero is a Stakeout (or, rather, a version of him in that continuity). (On the other hand, it could be that he's just a really big fan of Streetwise.)