History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Autobots

23rd Jul '17 7:37:38 AM Scorntex
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* InterrogatingTheDead: In IDW he's a "mnemosurgeon" that can read robots' memories, especially dead 'bots.

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* InterrogatingTheDead: In IDW he's a "mnemosurgeon" that can read robots' memories, especially dead 'bots. This crossed through into his ''Titans Return'' toy bio, which made it a superpower.



* DependingOnTheWriter: His actual personality changes from iteration to iteration.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: His actual personality changes from iteration to iteration. Also interchangeable is whether Cerebros even exists as an individual or not.



* KillEmAll: The comics have them wiped out to a man by an Underbase-powered Starscream (Goldbug gets better a short time later).



* HeelFaceTurn: Before being an Autobot, Catilla was part of the Mayhem Attack Squad.

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* CharacterFocus: Catilla was a main character in the Marvel UK comics.
* HeelFaceTurn: Before being an Autobot, Catilla was part of the Mayhem Attack Squad. In the Dreamwave comics, he also started on the Decepticon's side, before turning to the Autobots at some point.



* NervousWreck: Chainclaw is a massive hypochondriac, and can on occasion be utterly paralyzed by worry. On the flipside, all that fear can be channelled into fury in a fight.




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* PunnyName: Catilla, again.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Dreamwave Catilla used to be buds with Carnivac.




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* TankGoodness: Big Shot's alternate mode.




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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Countdown's tendency to get involved in other people's problems can get him into hot water.



* LeeroyJenkins: He has a habit of rushing off into situations without thinking.
* MightyGlacier: Despite turning into a jet, Groundershaker's pretty slow.



* [[spoiler:FalseFriend]]: In ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]''

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* [[spoiler:FalseFriend]]: FalseFriend: In ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]''



* [[spoiler:TheResenter]]: Again, in LSOTW

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* [[spoiler:TheResenter]]: TheResenter: Again, in LSOTW
LSOTW, towards Ironfist.
7th Jul '17 4:39:50 AM Scorntex
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* {{Flanderization}}: In the cartoons. Season 1 and 2 Optimus used casual language, wasn't entirely stoic, and hung out with his friends. Season 3 Optimus is an entirely stoic and serious sort, who never uses contractions.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Comic Optimus decided after Ratchet died he wasn't going to be in charge anymore, parked the Ark on the moon and stepped outside. Fortunately, a Hot Rod-related accident got his attention and brought him back.



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Starscream kills him once the Decepticon is empowered by the Underbase in the Marvel comics.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Starscream kills him once the Decepticon is empowered by the Underbase in the Marvel comics.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]].]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]].]]



* ComicBookDeath: Goldbug, and all the Throttlebots, were fried by Starscream. Goldbug came back, as Bumblebee, ''conveniently'' around the time that new Bumblebee toy came out...




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* TookALevelInBadass: Comic Bumblebee takes one on becoming Goldbug. It sticks after his resurrection, meaning the little yellow guy, right after being brought back, points a gun at Megatron and then shoots him. In the aftermath, Bumblebee becomes the de-facto leader of the Classic Pretenders.



* CharacterFocus: Gears had a starring role in issue 3 of the comics.
* ComicBookDeath: Said starring role ended with Gears plummeting several miles and smashing to pieces. Fortunately, EarlyInstallmentWeirdness meant he was fixed by the end of the issue.



--> '''Trailbreaker:''' ''"Uhh, just a minute, we took a vote and...uhh, well we decided we like Gears the way he is now."''

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--> '''Trailbreaker:''' ''"Uhh, Uhh, just a minute, we took a vote and...uhh, well we decided we like Gears the way he is now."''
now.



* ComicBookDeath: Comic Ironhide got fried by Starscream's rampage. He got better in time to fight Unicron.



* ComicBookDeath: Another Underbase victim. Jazz got brought back as a Pretender.



* CharacterFocus: Prowl... wasn't very important in the cartoon or the original comics. He started becoming important in the late 80s, which established his grouchy, jerkass nature.



* CharacterisationMarchesOn: His initial toy bio describes Ratchet as being a party type. This has come up pretty much ''never''.



* ComicBookDeath: Sunstreaker was taken out of action in issue 4 of the comics. He didn't reappear for years. Then he disappeared again, apparently damaged during the Underbase situation, reappearing when Grimlock revived most of the Autobot casualties... then he got killed again in the last issue (the Last Autobot revived him).



* TheSociopath: His =bio states that he is cold and unfeeling towards his fellow Autobots (aside from Sideswipe), and he deeply enjoys scrapping Decepticons.

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* TheSociopath: His =bio bio states that he is cold and unfeeling towards his fellow Autobots (aside from Sideswipe), and he deeply enjoys scrapping Decepticons.



* ForgotAboutHisPowers: The number of times in the comics Trailbreaker gets into situations where he ''could've'' used his forcefield but doesn't is... a lot. TF.Wiki makes a running joke of it.



* BackFromTheDead: A peculiar instance. In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', Wheeljack is one of several characters killed. With his corpse depicted on screen. He re-appears and is actually given a major role in several episodes of ''Anime/TransformersVictory''. [[UnexplainedRecovery With no explanation given]].

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* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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A peculiar instance. In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', Wheeljack is one of several characters killed. With his corpse depicted on screen. He re-appears and is actually given a major role in several episodes of ''Anime/TransformersVictory''. [[UnexplainedRecovery With no explanation given]].given]].
** The comics have him just come back the normal way, revived by Grimlock, with Nucleon.
23rd Jun '17 5:50:46 PM Scorntex
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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Just like Optimus, Rodimus has to deal with all the problems of leading the Autobots.

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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Just like Optimus, Rodimus has to deal with all the problems of leading the Autobots.Autobots, on top of having to be the guy replacing ''Optimus''. In the cartoon, when he turns back to Hot Rod, he's perfectly willing to ditch his responsibilities.



* DumbMuscle: A typical depiction of Superion. Despite the Aerialbots meshing well together as a team, their combined form is still as dumb as a brick.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Except for Silverbolt, the team admired the Decepticons at first. Even after they were tricked and sent to the past, Slingshot thought they had been done a favour, and suggested getting to know the Decepticons in the past.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In the cartoon. Except for Silverbolt, the team admired the Decepticons at first. Even after they were tricked and sent to the past, Slingshot thought they had been done a favour, and suggested getting to know the Decepticons in the past.


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* MysteriousPast: The UK comic did try to explain where she came from, and IDW's comics give her a definite origin. Meanwhile, Dreamwave implies she's a Quintesson sleeper agent of some kind, and the cartoon... doesn't explain where she's from at all.


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* AgeLift: After ''Fall of Cybertron'', which had its own version of the big guy be ancient, Metroplex received one in other materials, boosting his age up from "built in the 21st century" to several million years.


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* LogicalWeakness: Metroplex is a city. According to his bio, this does sort of means he's incredibly sluggish, so just transforming takes a while.


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* CharacterFocus: The team get a major role in ''War Within: The Dark Ages''.
23rd Jun '17 5:39:16 PM Scorntex
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* NaiveNewcomer

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* NaiveNewcomerNaiveNewcomer: His original bio claims Tailgate can't distinguish between regular mechanical life (robots) and household appliances, leading to bother with humans since he thinks they're oppressing the calculators.



* BratsWithSlingshots

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* BratsWithSlingshotsBratsWithSlingshots: His only weapon in the cartoon is a slingshot that shoots hot coals. Not much of a weapon against giant alien robots, since the most it'll do is annoy them.



* AscendedExtra: Receives a leading role in The Headmasters anime.

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* AscendedExtra: Receives a leading role in The Headmasters anime. After several more years being out of focus, he became a main character in ''MTMTE''.



* MeaningfulName: He's extremely stubborn. Also, in the IDW comics, he survives a point-blank shot to the head, only having a small smoking hole between the optics, it still hurt though.

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* MeaningfulName: He's extremely stubborn. Also, in the IDW comics, he survives a point-blank shot to the head, only having a small smoking hole between the optics, it still hurt though. And he can also headbutt stuff with it, should the need arise.



* TankGoodness

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* TankGoodness
TankGoodness: Turns into a space tank. IDW's Escalation gave him an Earth based mode, but it was still a tank.



* OutOfFocus: Highbrow tends to appear much, much less than the rest of his fellow Headmasters.

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* OutOfFocus: Highbrow tends to appear much, much less than the rest of his fellow Headmasters. That he shares the role of "team scientist" with Brainstorm might have something to do with this, since two geniuses to a team becomes a little redundant.



* OutOfFocus: The Marvel comics used them almost ''never''. The ''Headmasters'' anime featured Doublecross in a semi-recurring role, since his gimmick made him prime comedy material, but that was about it until 2007, when ''Maximum Dinobots'' showed them in all their... "glory".



* DemotedToExtra: Unlike his wave mates who've gone onto have major roles (Nightbeat ascended to stardom ever since his marvel appearance, and Siren does get a decent amount of exposure and often acts as TheLancer to Nightbeat), Hosehead's just faded away into the crowd-filler scenes. Even in Cheap Shots, where his fellow Headmasters get into the spotlight with their partners...Hosehead's been dead since the start, so even his own head, Lug, got more character focus.

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* DemotedToExtra: Unlike his wave mates who've gone onto have major roles (Nightbeat ascended to stardom ever since his marvel appearance, and Siren does get a decent amount of exposure and often acts as TheLancer to Nightbeat), Hosehead's just faded away into the crowd-filler scenes. Even in Cheap Shots, ''Cheap Shots'', where his fellow Headmasters get into the spotlight with their partners...Hosehead's been dead since the start, so even his own head, Lug, got more character focus.



* CharacterFocus: Of an issue of the comic's "Matrix Quest" storyline.



* CharacterFocus: His appearance in the Fan-club story "Gone Too Far" marked his first major starring role ever. He later became a semi-recurring character in MTMTE.



ShootTheDog: Was forced to kill one of his friends while in a Decepticon prison.

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* ShootTheDog: Was forced to kill one of his friends while in a Decepticon prison.



* GadgeteerGenius

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* GadgeteerGeniusGadgeteerGenius: His LSOTW depiction is a weapons inventor. Problem is, most of his inventions don't work properly. An attempt at improving Glass Gas resulted in guns that shattered the minute someone tried to fire them.



* DistressedDude: Happens to him with some regularity. He spent his only appearance in Dreamwave's comic as one.




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* ToylessToylineCharacter: Up until 2014, when she got a toy in the ''Generations'' line.



* MeaningfulRename: He started life out as Drift. Megatron changed his name to "Deadlock" when he joined the Decepticons, and he changed back after leaving the Decepticons.
* SmugSnake: As Deadlock.



* TheCameo: In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' Flame appears as one of the Autobots being tried by Aequitas for several crimes (including illicit spark transplants on Babu Yar, desecration of corpses on Klo, and torture by circuit-boarding on Elpasos).

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' Flame appears as one of the Autobots being tried by Aequitas for several crimes (including illicit spark transplants on Babu Yar, desecration of corpses on Klo, and torture by circuit-boarding on Elpasos). Elpasos).
** He briefly appears in ''The Transformers Versus G.I. Joe'', once against in the resurrection business. Shockwave goes to him to revive Soundwave.
27th May '17 2:17:38 PM nombretomado
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* HurtingHero: There is an ever present yet dignified sadness in Creator/PeterCullen's performance of Optimus, as if The Great War has affected him so deeply, that he is ''always'' crying deep inside. Cullen stated in interviews that he drew inspiration from his brother Larry, a ShellShockedVeteran of the VietnamWar, who told him before the audition for Optimus "Don't be a tough hero; you are strong enough to be gentle."

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* HurtingHero: There is an ever present yet dignified sadness in Creator/PeterCullen's performance of Optimus, as if The Great War has affected him so deeply, that he is ''always'' crying deep inside. Cullen stated in interviews that he drew inspiration from his brother Larry, a ShellShockedVeteran of the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, who told him before the audition for Optimus "Don't be a tough hero; you are strong enough to be gentle."
17th May '17 9:42:43 AM Scorntex
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* GoodIsNotNice: Marvel Comics Kup is incredibly belligerent and aggressive, often having to be restrained from shooting folk and yelling at Optimus repeatedly.
* HesBack: Kup's origin story in the UK comics has him retire into space, having become too old to fight. An encounter with Blurr and Hot Rod rekindles his fighting skills.



* {{Expy}}: If Hot Rod is the movie's Luke, and Arcee the Leia, Springer fills the role of Han Solo, the cocky-yet-capable rogue.



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

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* RhymesOnADime: To the point that his page on the Transformers wiki is written entirely in rhyme. It actually makes it hard to read sometimes. The IDW comics are the only ones that have ever bothered explaining the whys; he crash-landed on an unknown planet and eventually met an alien who could only talk in rhyme. Wheelie had to learn how to rhyme just to keep up, and eventually the habit stuck.




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* ThoseTwoGuys: Forms a dynamic with Daniel in the cartoon, and in the ''Headmasters'' anime.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His Marvel comics incarnation was Unicron's first victim, impaled on one of the guy's fingers. Then eaten.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In the Marvel Comics, Chromedome's last seen running away from Unicron. ''Regeneration One'' at least shows he survived.



* {{Jerkass}}: His Headmasters incarnation is an aloof guy with a massive stick up his rear.



* MeaningfulName: He's extremely stubborn, in the IDW comics, he survives a point-blank shot to the head, only having a small smoking hole between the optics, it still hurt though.

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* MeaningfulName: He's extremely stubborn, stubborn. Also, in the IDW comics, he survives a point-blank shot to the head, only having a small smoking hole between the optics, it still hurt though.



* ADayInTheLimelight: His minute long appearance in "The Rebirth, Part 1" is the largest role he got in the original run of G1. ''Headmasters'' used him a lot more, but since then he's had barely any appearances.



* NoSell: In ''Regeneration One'', Scorponok's gene-key weapon doesn't work on him, because it's designed to make Autobots more like Decepticons, and Punch is already part-Decepticon.
* PaperThinDisguise: His other robot mode's parts hang off his back. Plus, he's pretty terrible at explaining what he's doing.



* CharacterFocus: Since Simon Furman likes Nightbeat, he tends to use him a lot.
* CoolCar: His original toy turned into a Porsche 959, the precursor to the modern super-car.
* CoolShades: Often drawn with a visor that resembles these.



* NiceHat: To go with the longcoat and the detective theme.




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* YouDontLookLikeYou: His head's design managed to get swapped with his wave-mate Siren at some point, giving Nightbeat Siren's "shades". Of course, after so many stories with Nightbeat using those shades, they've stuck as his "look".
7th May '17 2:41:12 PM nombretomado
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In TransformersTheMovie, several Autobots are working at the foot of Lookout Mountain and are trapped there as the Battle of Autobot City begins. Bluestreak included. The film depicts a couple of them surviving. While one of them (Huffer) is confirmed deceased at a later episode. Bluestreak, however, is never mentioned or depicted after this point of the film. His fate never determined.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In TransformersTheMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', several Autobots are working at the foot of Lookout Mountain and are trapped there as the Battle of Autobot City begins. Bluestreak included. The film depicts a couple of them surviving. While one of them (Huffer) is confirmed deceased at a later episode. Bluestreak, however, is never mentioned or depicted after this point of the film. His fate never determined.
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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the movie]].]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]].]]



** Subverted in TransformersTheMovie. He is supposedly one of several killed Autobots. While the deceased are typically shown taking massive damage, Brawn's death scene only depicts him taking a shoulder wound. Fans have long doubted if this was enough to kill him.

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** Subverted in TransformersTheMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. He is supposedly one of several killed Autobots. While the deceased are typically shown taking massive damage, Brawn's death scene only depicts him taking a shoulder wound. Fans have long doubted if this was enough to kill him.



* OutOfFocus: Hound is featured prominently in the first two seasons of the original series. But only got a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Then not seen at all in the third season. He was given a single speaking appearance in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''.

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* OutOfFocus: Hound is featured prominently in the first two seasons of the original series. But only got a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. Then not seen at all in the third season. He was given a single speaking appearance in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Huffer makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', at the beginning of the Battle of Autobot City. His death in said battle is only mentioned in "Dark Awakening", taking place off-screen.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Huffer makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', at the beginning of the Battle of Autobot City. His death in said battle is only mentioned in "Dark Awakening", taking place off-screen.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: While the storyboard for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' included a scene depicting Mirage wounded or killed, said scene was never animated. Leaving his disappearance from the series unexplained.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: While the storyboard for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' included a scene depicting Mirage wounded or killed, said scene was never animated. Leaving his disappearance from the series unexplained.



* KilledOffForReal: Shot up by Megatron in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the Movie]].

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* KilledOffForReal: Shot up by Megatron in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the Movie]].



* BackFromTheDead: A peculiar instance. In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', Wheeljack is one of several characters killed. With his corpse depicted on screen. He re-appears and is actually given a major role in several episodes of ''Anime/TransformersVictory''. [[UnexplainedRecovery With no explanation given]].

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* BackFromTheDead: A peculiar instance. In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', Wheeljack is one of several characters killed. With his corpse depicted on screen. He re-appears and is actually given a major role in several episodes of ''Anime/TransformersVictory''. [[UnexplainedRecovery With no explanation given]].



* TheChosenOne: He fills this role in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', being the lowly Autobot who rises up in their DarkestHour and destroys Unicron.

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* TheChosenOne: He fills this role in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', being the lowly Autobot who rises up in their DarkestHour and destroys Unicron.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His interference in Optimus' fight against Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' led to Optimus' death.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His interference in Optimus' fight against Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' led to Optimus' death.



** He defeated Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' by throwing him into space, but in ''Kiss Players'', Galvatron lands back on Earth and [[ColonyDrop annihilates Tokyo on impact]]. The disaster caused worldwide anti-Transformer sentiment that took a while to fix. Even in the original cartoon continuity, he indirectly saved Galvatron from imploding inside Unicron in this act, and chained off the events that would leave the Decepticon leader even more psychotic and vicious than before.

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** He defeated Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' by throwing him into space, but in ''Kiss Players'', Galvatron lands back on Earth and [[ColonyDrop annihilates Tokyo on impact]]. The disaster caused worldwide anti-Transformer sentiment that took a while to fix. Even in the original cartoon continuity, he indirectly saved Galvatron from imploding inside Unicron in this act, and chained off the events that would leave the Decepticon leader even more psychotic and vicious than before.



* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the animated movie]], but kept it through the sequel season of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the show]]. Becomes more TheSnarkKnight in later adaptations.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the animated movie]], but kept it through the sequel season of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the show]]. Becomes more TheSnarkKnight in later adaptations.
4th May '17 9:26:47 PM Mdjj1996
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* CoolBike: Rust Dust transforms into a bike.



* CoolPlanes: Skyburst and Stormclash transform into helicopters.



* OfficialCouple: Dustup and Jumpstream.



* SiblingYingYang: Skyburst and Stormclash. Skyburst is the pleasant and kind one. Stormclash is the violent, aggressive one.
* UndyingLoyalty: Jumpstream is unflinchingly loyal to Pyra Magna, even willing to sacrifice herself if need be.

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* SiblingYingYang: SiblingYinYang: Skyburst and Stormclash. Skyburst is the pleasant and kind one. Stormclash is the violent, aggressive one.
* UndyingLoyalty: Jumpstream is unflinchingly loyal to Pyra Magna, even willing to sacrifice herself if need to be.
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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being named ''Blue''streak, he is usually depicted with a silver-and-red color scheme.
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