Highly intelligent, tenacious, and powerful, Longhorn is a "warrior philosopher" among Maximals. With a talent for strategy and the skills of a frontline fighter, he finds war a trying thing but is quite impressive at it. He's well-liked by his fellows, and though he tends to be circumspect and serious by nature he clearly takes great joy in battle, charging into crowds of Vehicons.
Longhorn's greatest ability is being a technorganic "thunderstorm" in robot form. The stamping of his hoofs cause paralyzing thunderclaps and his massive horns release devastating concentrated lightning bolts. Longhorn is also a vegetarian and dislikes embedded media.