Howlback is a Predacon in Transformers: The New Beast Wars. She is the team's primary scout, and one of three Transmetals on the team. She is the fastest on the ground, and is also able to fly. She has a very low sense of humor, and is coldly dedicated to doing her job.
Howlback has existed since the late Great War. She was once a member of the elite Cobalt Sentries, but that unit disbanded. She underwent the Maximal Upgrade, and became a racer, reknowned for her skill. When a rival driver got jealous, he placed a bomb in her car. The detonation caused her critical injury, and she had to receive a new body.
Howlback eventually found out about Thunderwing (TNBW)'s quest, and decided to sign up. After breaking Beastbox out of prison, the two met up with Thunderwing, Bugly, Submarauder, and Divebomb at the spaceport.
Howlback is, on the ground, the fastest of Thunderwing's crew. She is also able to fly, enhancing her mobility. Her Transmetal body makes her quite durable, and her Feedbacker shield enhances this. This device reflects energy weapons back at the attacker, and creates a massive burst of sound to disorient them. She is armed with missles, energy blasts, and a tail whip for melee combat. She is also quite stealthy. Like most Transmetals, she cannot swim, and this has been used against her. She is the most vocal disliker of Submarauder.
Howlback has silver metallic sections, and blue fur. She also has yellow eyes.
Behind the scenes
She is based off of Transmetal Cheetor, with more feminine proprtions.