History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Autobots

8th Jan '17 12:48:12 PM nombretomado
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* HandsomeLech: In [[TransformersTransTech TransTech]].

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* HandsomeLech: In [[TransformersTransTech [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech TransTech]].
5th Jan '17 11:09:07 AM dangerdan97
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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.

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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 He reclaimed the title in 2016 with his upcoming ''Titans Return'' toy.
27th Dec '16 6:27:48 AM Scorntex
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* DependingOnTheWriter: Exactly how his super-speed shows itself depends on the continuity.
** The cartoon depicts him as talking extremely fast, but usually repeating himself in the process.
** Bob Budiansky had him talk normally, while Furman had him say everything as a big bunch'o text.
** IDW's continuity usually just has him talk normally, though he does on occasion have the "wall of text" superspeed.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Hot Spot fought Cobra during the ''G2'' comics, and wound up frying several of them with his fireball cannons.



* [[VerbalTic Stuttering]]: During his accidental visit to Cybertron in the past.

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* [[VerbalTic Stuttering]]: VerbalTic: During his accidental visit to Cybertron in the past.
past, he stutters a lot.






* ButtMonkey: For whatever reason, Doublecross spent a lot of the ''Headmasters'' anime getting humiliated and beaten up.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Doublecross is a dragon. He likes using his fire-breath.



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Or Arrogant Sharp-Shooter Guy, in his case.




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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Sureshot and Spoilsport do ''not'' get along.



* DrivesLikeCrazy
* LeeroyJenkins: His bio says he has a habit of getting into trouble due to not thinking things through.



* OutOfFocus: Chainclaw appeared once in the US comics, in "[[BadFuture Rhythms of Darkness]]".



* MoodWhipLash: Quickswitch can have all the various emotions in a very short time period, for no apparent reason. Its been hinted that his six alternate modes maybe the cause...

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* MoodWhipLash: MoodSwinger: Quickswitch can have all the various emotions in a very short time period, for no apparent reason. Its been hinted that his six alternate modes maybe the cause...



* IntrepidReporter

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* IntrepidReporter
IntrepidReporter: All three of them.
* OutOfFocus: Slamdance tends to appear a great deal more than Grand Slam and Raindance ever do on their own.
* TankGoodness: Grand Slam's other alt-mode is a tank.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the comics, Grand Slam and Raindance were little more than a plot device the Decepticons were after. Once they got them, the two were never mentioned again.
14th Dec '16 11:08:39 AM Mdjj1996
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* [[spoiler: Double Agent]]: [[spoiler: He is an undercover Decepticon in the IDW comics]].

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* [[spoiler: Double Agent]]: DoubleAgent]]: [[spoiler: He is an undercover Decepticon in the IDW comics]].



* SplitPersonality: According to his bio, Punch experiences blackouts that imply Counterpunch could be developing a personality of his own.

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* SplitPersonality: According to his bio, [[JekyllAndHyde Punch experiences blackouts that imply Counterpunch could be developing a personality of his own.
own]].
14th Dec '16 10:52:31 AM Mdjj1996
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* CyberCyclops: An Autobot counterpart of Shockwave.



* RobotCyclops: An Autobot counterpart of Shockwave.
14th Dec '16 10:48:00 AM Mdjj1996
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* NIceJobBreakingItHero: Comic Jazz gave Sparkplug a heart attack by trying to block his path with a flamethrower (this was before the Autobots knew much about humans or their biology).

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* NIceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero: Comic Jazz gave Sparkplug a heart attack by trying to block his path with a flamethrower (this was before the Autobots knew much about humans or their biology).



* LargeHam: In "Masquerade," his perfect impersonation of Wildrider (voiced by Wildrider's voice actor Terry McGovern) causes Sideswipe to grouse, "He doesn't have to '''overdo it!'''"

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* LargeHam: In "Masquerade," his perfect impersonation of Wildrider (voiced by Wildrider's voice actor Terry McGovern) Creator/TerryMcGovern) causes Sideswipe to grouse, "He doesn't have to '''overdo it!'''"
14th Dec '16 10:42:22 AM Mdjj1996
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* ByTheBookCop: Is this. This is later subverted in the IDW and drifts into a WellIntentionedExtremist.



* 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''. With no explanation given.

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* 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.given]].



* RobotCyclops: An Autobot counterpart of Shockwave.



* PsychoRangers: To the Stunticons, a rather inverted case in the G1 cartoon.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Heights AND The Sea?!]]

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Heights AND The Sea?!]]Sea?!]]: His IronicFear.


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* [[spoiler: Double Agent]]: [[spoiler: He is an undercover Decepticon in the IDW comics]].


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


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* ColdSniper:
1st Dec '16 11:23:30 AM Scorntex
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!!Rust Renegades

A group of female Cybertronians tasked with guarding sacred relics, who combine to form Victorion. The team was created by a fan-poll, who chose her name, appearance, powers and personality.

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* {{BFS}}: The Torchbearers' weapons combine into a giant sword for Victorion to wield.
* CoolCar: Dustup and Jumpstream turn into cars.
* GravityScrew: Victorion has the ability to manipulate gravity. None of her components have this power.
* LeeroyJenkins: Dust Up tends to act without thinking.
* TheRival: To fellow combining mecha Galvatronus, though only in the toyline.
* 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.
12th Nov '16 4:18:01 PM Scorntex
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* OneManArmy: Comic introduction: Dramatic. Decepticon troop capacity: Greatly reduced.



* CharacterFocus: "Sea Change" is about the only time he's ever done anything.



* PutOnABus: In the UK comics, he was shunted off to Limbo so Galvatron could return from the future.

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* PutOnABus: In the UK comics, he was shunted off to Limbo so Galvatron could return from the future. And since Galvatron stuck around for a great long while...



* OffWithHisHead: Top Spin got his head shot off by Galvatron.



* TheChainsOfCommanding

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* TheChainsOfCommandingTheChainsOfCommanding: Just like Optimus, Rodimus has to deal with all the problems of leading the Autobots.



* DemonicPossession: UK comic Rodimus wound up eventually getting possessed by Unicron, and even when that was over Unicron was still stuck inside him, gently corrupting anyone who got near him.



* GoodIsNotNice: Comic Rodimus repeated Optimus's "you who are without mercy" line to a downed Decepticon. Unlike Optimus, he followed through on it, and blasted the Decepticon's head in. And then there was the little matter of hiring a bounty h- er, ''freelance peace-keeping agent'' to hunt down Galvatron.



* UndyingLoyalty: His Marvel comics incarnation is one of the few Autobots to stay on Optimus's side even as the other Autobots become increasingly dissatisfied with his decisions.



* YoungerThanHeLooks: He was pretty young at the start of the war, only finding Dion younger than he was, but he aged pretty fast, like Alpha Trion, because most of his comrades went into stasis, went to earth and fell to stasis, or went elsewhere, and he aged faster due to a shortage of energon.



* PutOnABusToHell: Kup's current fate in the IDW comics.

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* PutOnABusToHell: Kup's current fate in the IDW comics.comics: sent to the beginning of the Dead Universe. He came back, obviously.



** Taken beyond ludicrous with his IDW incarnation, who thanks to some incidents manages to be several ''billion'' years old, on top of his already advanced age.
* WhatTheHellHero: His comic incarnation spent most of Furman's run unleashing these on Optimus.




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* YoungerThanHeLooks: His ''Wings of Honor'' self was pretty young at the start of the war, only finding Dion younger than he was, but he aged pretty fast, like Alpha Trion, because most of his comrades went into stasis, went to earth and fell to stasis, or went elsewhere, and he aged faster due to a shortage of energon.



* OutOfFocus: Eject barely ever appeared, even in the cartoon and comics. These days, he appears even ''less''.



* AwesomeAussie: His cartoon incarnation has an Australian accent.



* TechnicalPacifist (during the G1 cartoon)

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* TechnicalPacifist (during CharacterDeath: His Dreamwave incarnation gets blasted through the G1 cartoon)chest by Runamuck. There are better ways to go.




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* TechnicalPacifist: during the G1 cartoon



* CommandingCoolness: His comic incarnations nearly always lead the Wreckers.



* [[RuleOfCool Everything's Better With Lions.]]



* ArchNemesis: Of Galvatron.

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* ArchNemesis: Of Galvatron.Galvatron, especially in the comics. The two often fight, and Galvatron usually tends to come out on top.


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* AnAxeToGrind: Which can shoot lasers, because of course it can.


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* HornyVikings: The reason for his looks, according to pre-production material, is that he's supposed to look Viking-ish. Meaning his name is likely a horrible pun on "Ha''gar''' the Horrible".


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* {{BFS}}: His ''Headmasters'' anime incarnation wields the mighty Master Sword, which is scaled for his fully transformed mode.
* DependingOnTheWriter: His actual personality changes from iteration to iteration.


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* SenselessSacrifice: In the Generation 2 comics, he and Spike die destroying the Ark, but it doesn't actually slow Megatron down in the slightest.


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


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* BloodKnight: Repugnus likes disembowelling folk.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Repugnus has a personality to match his unpleasant habits. He once threatened Grimlock that if the Dinobot didn't pay the Monsterbots for services rendered, he'd hand him over to Grotusque and Doublecross and let them do what they would.


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* TheParalyzer: Repugnus's gun paralyses his enemies, allowing him to move in for the kill.
12th Nov '16 3:54:12 PM Scorntex
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* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: Not the oldest Cybertroninan around, but by their standards he's middle-age-ish.



* NIceJobBreakingItHero: Comic Jazz gave Sparkplug a heart attack by trying to block his path with a flamethrower (this was before the Autobots knew much about humans or their biology).




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* PlayingWithFire: His Photon Rifle has occasionally been portrayed as a flame-thrower.



* LetsGetDangerous: Comic Mirage spent the first four issues not wanting to fight, and trying to talk with the Decepticons, who weren't really interested in that sort of thing. By issue 4, he gets the point, and decides he's going to start giving the fight his all, beginning by shooting Ravage in the face after he's had his ''arm'' bitten off. ... and then he never does very much again.



* JerkassHasAPoint: The finale issue of the Marvel comic has him pointing out, at length, how much of an idiot Grimlock and the Dinobots had been by running head-first into a Decepticon trap (which had gotten all but five Autobots killed). And he's right.



* SherlockScan: His bio mentions he can track 5,000 moving objects at once. It didn't come up much (well, at all), until ''More Than Meets The Eye''.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Any time he's forced to work with the anti-authoritarian Grimlock, who hates him right back.
* TheGenericGuy: As might be gathered from the rest of Prowl's tropes, he doesn't really do much in the cartoons.



* TookALevelInBadass: In the Marvel comics.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In the Marvel comics.
comics. He goes from the medic, to managing to successfully screw up one of Megatron's plans in the most epic way, ending it by beating up Starscream.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: His IDW incarnation was used by Bombshell and Soundwave as a Manchurian agent to kill Blaster. It almost worked, too.



* RhymesOnADime: Occasionally. Becomes permanent in Season 3.

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* RhymesOnADime: Occasionally. Becomes permanent in Season 3. Averted with his comics incarnation, who talks normally.



* ComicBookDeath: In the comics, all five are destroyed by an Underbase-powered Starscream. Grimlock is revived by Ratchet, and then goes on to revive the others a few issues later.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Me Grimlock beat Tornedron! Grimlock saved universe! Grimlock hero!
* DumbDinos: The Dinobots are incredibly strong, but also very stupid and difficult to control. Sludge, the sauropod Dinobot, is the stupidest of the bunch.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
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Me Grimlock beat Tornedron! Grimlock saved universe! Grimlock hero!
** Comic Grimlock stands as so far being the only character to try ramming Unicron with a spaceship. And it worked.
* DumbDinos: The Dinobots are incredibly strong, but also (in the cartoon, at least) very stupid and difficult to control. Sludge, the sauropod Dinobot, is the stupidest of the bunch.



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

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



* HiddenDepths: Comic Grimlock tends to hide his intelligence under the dumb caveman speech.



* OffWithHisHead: Slag has a habit of taking his enemies' head, starting from Dreamwave's comics. Even the other Dinobots think that's more than a bit creepy.




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* TheEngineer: Comic Grapple managed to single-handedly (heh) build Omega Supreme.


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* CharacterFocus: "Hoist Goes Hollywood" for the cartoon, while his introductory issue in the comics has him foiling the Decepticon plot of the week.
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