30 Day Character Development Meme - Day 8

Day 8:

Scorchrust the mechling



What are some of your character’s more notable merits and flaws (including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, etc.)? Scorchrust is physically rather weak, but he’s rather quick and swift on his feet. Until Ratchet had fixed it, his optics were also out of focus, which made Scorchrust near-sighted and gave him trouble to move around. He often becomes depressed and looks down on himself for being ‘useless’, since he had usually been bullied for that reason and continuously dub himself ‘worthless’ or ‘unworthy’ to have the friends he has now.

How did they develop? Scorchrust’s optics were knocked out of focus when he was knocked upside the head by Starscream, who was the one who bullied him most. He became depressed because of how badly he was bullied and how much he was forced to believe that he actually served no purpose and was better off dead.

How has this helped or hindered them in the past? Scorchrust became clumsy with his optics out of focus, so he was usually thought to be an absolute idiot that trips over everything.