History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Autobots

14th May '16 2:47:24 PM Stealth
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* BloodKnight: Guzzle's experiences in ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, may have turned him into one. When escaping from the Decepticons, Impactor notes that Guzzle doesn't want to fight his way out, he wants to murder his way out.

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* AxCrazy: '''GUZZLE'''. By the time of ''Sins of the Wreckers,'' Guzzle has become so kill-crazy that even the ''Wreckers'' think he's gone too far, literally getting drunk as he chugs the fuel of his defeated enemies by this point... so he's violent, psychotic, ''and'' heavily intoxicated.
* TheBerserker: Guzzle has become this after the events of ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers,'' to the point that he has become so terrifyingly batshit cuckoo that ''Impactor'' of all people thinks the Wreckers have no choice but to lock Guzzle in a tiny, windowless cell most of the time.
* BloodKnight: Guzzle's experiences in ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, may ''Last Stand of the Wreckers'' have turned him into one. When escaping from the Decepticons, Impactor notes that Guzzle doesn't want to fight his way out, he wants to murder his way out. Eventually, Guzzle ends up killing everyone he faces just as a general rule.
6th May '16 12:31:18 AM BNSF1995
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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: He and Whirl were not in the cartoon because their toys were imported from a different Japanese company than the bulk of the toy line; since Takara (makers of the bulk of the toy line) helped bankroll the cartoon, only Takara toys (and Shockwave, Omega Supreme and Jetfire) ended up on TV.

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: He and Whirl were not in the cartoon because their toys were imported from a different Japanese company than the bulk of the toy line; since Takara (makers of the bulk of the toy line) helped bankroll the cartoon, only Takara toys (and Shockwave, Omega Supreme and Jetfire) ended up on TV.
TV, lest Takara promote toys belonging to their competitors.



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Despite their toys' Diaclone origins, neither of the Jumpstarters were featured in the cartoon, and they were also neglected in the Marvel US series. Marvel UK was more than happy to pick up the slack.

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Despite their toys' Diaclone origins, neither of the Jumpstarters were featured in the cartoon, possibly because their gimmick wouldn't translate well to animation, and they were also neglected in the Marvel US series. Marvel UK was more than happy to pick up the slack.



* BrotherChuck: Never appeared in the cartoon ''at all''.



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Hubcap was conspicuously absent from the cartoon completely.



* ToylessToylineCharacter: Until 2007, when he got to be a [=BotCon=] exclusive.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: Until 2007, when he got to be a [=BotCon=] exclusive.
exclusive. He is slated to receive his first general-retail toy as part of the ''Titans Return'' subprint of the ''Generations'' toyline in 2016.
19th Apr '16 10:12:55 PM HamburgerTime
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* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]

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* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]
Girl]]: Of the female Autobots.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Thanks to Hasbro being unable to trademark her name, in recent years she's been replaced with a nearly identical character named Flareup, who in-universe is said to be her protege.
19th Apr '16 10:08:21 PM HamburgerTime
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* ToylessToylineCharacter: Only toy ever released was a retool of Onslaught for the Alignment universe.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: Only His first toy ever released was a retool of Onslaught for the Alignment universe.''Alignment'' universe, released decades after his first appearance. G1 Impactor finally got one in 2016



* ToylessToylineCharacter

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* ToylessToylineCharacter
ToylessToylineCharacter: Until 2007, when he got to be a [=BotCon=] exclusive.
31st Mar '16 4:03:17 AM BNSF1995
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* ToylessToylineCharacter: For the duration of the series due to Hasbro's belief that boys would liken playing with her to playing with a Barbie doll. She later got a toy as a repaint of [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Blackarachnia]] for Bot-Con 2001 (with an infamously over-sensitive light chip that made her speak a newly-recorded line by Susan Blu ''non-stop'') and another in 2008 as part of Binaltech, but none with her original appearance.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: For the duration of the series due to Hasbro's belief that boys would liken playing with her to playing with a Barbie doll. She later got a toy as a repaint of [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Blackarachnia]] for Bot-Con 2001 (with an infamously over-sensitive light chip that made her speak a newly-recorded line by Susan Blu ''non-stop'') and another in 2008 as part of Binaltech, but none with her original appearance. There were also toys of her ''Energon'', ''Animated'', and ''Prime'' incarnations, though to be fair, boys no longer cared about gender when ''Energon'' rolled around, and Arcee is one of the main characters of ''Prime''.



** Finally subverted as of 2014 with the ''Generations'' line, which includes a very show-accurate toy of her from G1. Chromia also had an accurate toy released around this time.

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** Finally subverted as of 2014 with the ''Generations'' line, which includes a very show-accurate toy of her from G1. Chromia also had an accurate toy released around this time.
time. The corresponding Japanese line, ''Legends'', took it a step further and gave Arcee cartoon-accurate colors.




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* TheQuietOne: Has zero lines in the cartoon.



* BrotherChuck: Never appeared in the cartoon ''at all''.



* RhymesOnADime

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* RhymesOnADimeRhymesOnADime: To the point that his page on the Transformers wiki is written entirely in rhyme. It actually makes it hard to read sometimes.



* BadassBiker: In the movie, not only do he and the Junkions transform into motorbikes, ''they ride each other''.

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* BadassBiker: In the movie, not only do he and the Junkions transform into motorbikes, ''they ride each other''. Unfortunately, this wasn't possible to do with his original G1 toy due to the limited articulation most Transformers toys of the day had, but a recent Wreck-Gar toy (and his retools to represent other Junkions) are actually designed to do this.


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** Played straight in the toyline, where he held the title of the tallest toy in the franchise until the release of ''Generations'' Metroplex in 2012. He's fixing to reclaim the title with his upcoming ''Titans Return'' toy.
30th Mar '16 6:35:36 PM Peteman
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* UnfortunateName: Slag is this both in and out of universe, given the common use of the word "slag" as an insult/expletive in the Transformers mythos and its meaning in the United Kingdom.
20th Mar '16 11:33:16 PM BNSF1995
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20th Mar '16 11:33:15 PM BNSF1995
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* ToylessToylineCharacter: For the duration of the series. She later got a toy as a repaint of [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Blackarachnia]] for Bot-Con 2001 and another in 2008 as part of Binaltech, but none with her original appearance.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: For the duration of the series. series due to Hasbro's belief that boys would liken playing with her to playing with a Barbie doll. She later got a toy as a repaint of [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Blackarachnia]] for Bot-Con 2001 (with an infamously over-sensitive light chip that made her speak a newly-recorded line by Susan Blu ''non-stop'') and another in 2008 as part of Binaltech, but none with her original appearance.



** Finally subverted as of 2014 with the ''Generations'' line, which includes a very show-accurate toy of her from G1.

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** Finally subverted as of 2014 with the ''Generations'' line, which includes a very show-accurate toy of her from G1.
G1. Chromia also had an accurate toy released around this time.



* ToylessToylineCharacter: Was one until she got a release as a [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Thunderblast]] retool

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: Was one until she got a release as a [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Thunderblast]] retool
retool exclusive to [=BotCon=]. No other toy has been released since then.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only made two appearances in the second season before disappearing, being absent when Optimus Prime dies in the movie. The most-commonly accepted theory among fans is that she was killed when the Autobots were evicted from Cybertron.
6th Mar '16 8:16:58 PM Scorntex
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* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]]

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* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]]Anti-Heroes]]: How anti-heroic varies, but they're never clear-cut goody-goods. Except Slag, who's all the way down to NominalHero.



* FatalFlaw: The cartoon prescribes Grimlock with arrogance, Slag hostility, and Sludge stupidity. The comics prescribe Swoop with insubordination and Snarl carelessness.



* ImAHumanitarian: Me Grimlock think one approach to fighting Decepticons is to EAT Decepticons. At least, me threaten them.

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* ImAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian:
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Me Grimlock think one approach to fighting Decepticons is to EAT Decepticons. At least, me threaten them.them.
** In the G2 comic, this applies to ''all'' the Dinobots, who get into an eating competition with the Terrorcons. The entrées? Cybertronian Imperial troops, falling out of the sky.
* IrrationalHatred: None of them like Optimus. In Slag's case it's because he's a jerk, in Grimlock's it's because he thinks he can do better. Swoop, Snarl and Sludge meanwhile just seem to hate 'im on general principle.



* KillItWithFire: Slag likes burning things.

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* KillItWithFire: Slag likes burning things. His function is "flamethrower" after all.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Most versions of Grimlock tend to be pretty smart. Not Perceptor smart, certainly, but cunning. He just hides behind the "Me, Grimlock" schtick so as not to be mocked for being intelligent.
* OddFriendship: The Dreamwave comics had them form their own faction alongside Ironhide, Wheeljack and Kup when Optimus went missing.



* TookALevelInDumbass: In season 3 Grimlock started to become more of a comic relief than anything, Becoming a lot more dumber in the process. Inverted in one episode where briefly gains high intelligence. YMMV on this.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: TeethClenchedTeamwork: Grimlock hated Prowl before hating Prowl was cool. And Prowl hates him right back. Understandable, given the Dinobots represent all the things Prowl hates.
* TookALevelInDumbass:
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In season 3 Grimlock started to become more of a comic relief than anything, Becoming a lot more dumber in the process. Inverted in one episode where briefly gains high intelligence. YMMV on this.this.
** In the comics, Grimlock looses a great deal of his intellect the minute he gets put in charge. His death and revival manages to bring most of it back.
27th Feb '16 5:25:00 PM BrawlimusPrime
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* {{Flanderization}}: In the second season, Grimlock, while by no means a genius, was a pretty smart guy who preferred using Brawn over brains. Come the movie and third season, he's almost completely brainless. In Marvel's TheTransformers comic book series Grimlock was much smarter than in the cartoon.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In the second season, Grimlock, while by no means a genius, was a pretty smart guy who preferred using Brawn over brains. Come the movie and third season, he's almost completely brainless. In Marvel's TheTransformers the Marvel [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic book series Grimlock was much smarter than in the cartoon.
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