Like his fellow Valiants, Trafficstop embraced human earth culture with open arms. So much so that he prefers the hustle and bustle of city life in the Democracy over a quieter existence in the wilderness. In battle Trafficstop favours defence over offence. Preferring to wear his enemy down before delivering the final deathblow. Trafficstop is a gifted sharp shooter, being able to hit a wheelnut at 100m with his plasma rifle.
Within weeks of arriving on Earth, Bandit was leading a Democracy counter attack against King Gills himself. King Gills was in his Battlesuit and caught Bandit with his crushing claw. Using his trident King Gills crushed part of Bandits face leaving him irreparably disfigured. Now Bandit is never seen without his mask and only General Duke and Wrench know what he looks like without it. Bandit rarely speaks and only then if there is great need to do so. When he does speak one would be lucky to hear more than a single word in a metalicy rasp.
Bandit is aloof and keeps apart from other Valiants if he can. He trains alone relentlessly and is a formidable warrior. Like the ninja in human culture, Bandit can throw smoke bombs that can distract opponents while Bandit attacks or makes his escape.
Smokey used to be the head of Valiant security. He was replaced by Aegis after a blunder that allowed Electroshock and Syphene to infiltrate Valiant headquarters and escape with plans of Bot Body Factory technology. This act allowed Electroshock to become Electrotyrant and create the drone factory facilities on Earth’s moon.
Despite this single mistake, Smokey is still a valued Bot amongst his fellow Valiants and is often still called upon to pick out weak points in battle plans with Valiant leadership.
A dedicated warrior, Smokey’s real strength lies in tactical battlefield analysis and many enemies have had to retreat because they found themselves outmanoeuvred and wrong footed by Smokey’s genius.