This character sheet is for listing the tropes related to Autobots in the various ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' continuities.

For the character sheet listing tropes related to the Decepticons, see Characters/TransformersGeneration1Decepticons. For the listing of tropes related to everyone else, see the main Characters/TransformersGeneration1 character sheet.

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[[folder:Ark Autobot crew]]

!!Optimus Prime/Commander Convoy (Japanese Name)
!!!Function: Commander
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-->"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."

The leader of the Autobots and arguably the main character of the franchise. Before he was reformatted for battle, he was a lowly dock worker known as Orion Pax.

->Voiced by: Creator/PeterCullen (EN), Creator/TesshoGenda (JP)
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* AFatherToHisMen
* AnAxeToGrind: Has a yellow/orange energon axe.
* BackFromTheDead: If he ever dies, chances are he'll be back sooner or later.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassInCharge
** BadassPacifist
** BigBadassRig: He ''becomes'' one.
** FourStarBadass
* BatOutOfHell: Subverted with his [[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/7/74/BWtoy-Primalbat.jpg Beast]] [[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/5/5a/BW-toy_OptimusPrimalCDROM.jpg Wars]] toys.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's one of the nicest characters in the whole franchise, but you do NOT want him mad at you.
* BigGood: It's like the Autobots shut down without him.
* {{BFG}}: His Ion Blaster.
* TheCaptain
* CastAsAMask: Peter Cullen voices a Starstream-acting-as-Optimus in "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1" until the unmasking in footage Spike gets when Chris Latta resumes Starscream's role. Roger C. Carmel (Motormaster) voices Optimus-acting-as-Motormaster in "Masquerade" when Autobots disguised as the Stunticons meet Megatron to deliver components, then Peter resumes when the disguises are dropped--after the real Menasor's energy-sword attack disassembles the "Menasor" the Autobots-acting-as-Stunticons turned into back to vehicles. For "A Prime Problem" Peter also voices a double of Optimus controlled by Megatron.
* CatchPhrase: "Autobots, transform and roll out!" "Til all are one!"
* DeadpanSnarker: More than you'd expect.
* DeathIsCheap: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime Is it ever!]]
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Rodimus?]]: Happens to him in the two-parter episode, "The Return Of Optimus Prime", when he discovers that Rodimus have fallen victim to the HatePlague.
* FanNickname: Robo Jesus.
* GentleGiant
* GoodIsNotSoft
* {{Hammerspace}}: His trailer.
* TheHero
* HonorBeforeReason: Many, but the most extreme example is when Optimus allowed himself to be killed [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Afterdeath! over a videogame.]] Needless to say, Optimus got better.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Back when he was still Orion Pax, he thought that [[ObviouslyEvil Megatron]] would be the best robot ever to be buddies with.
* HurtingHero: There is an ever present yet dignified sadness in {{Peter Cullen}}'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."
* IdealHero
* InterspeciesRomance: With Marissa Faireborn in ''Kiss Players''.[[note]]As a note, the canonicity of the entire Japanese section of G1 is debatable.[[/note]]
* LightningBruiser: A quick look at his bio card shows that his Strength, Endurance, Firepower, and Speed are all incredibly high - 10s for the former, 8s for the latter. He's the fastest of the '84 Autobots, tied with Windcharger - yes, he's faster than Mirage and Wheeljack, who are ''race cars,'' and he wouldn't be topped until Jetfire came along. His strength and durability, obviously, need no introduction.
* MartyrWithoutACause
* MyGreatestFailure: When the ''Ark'' was boarded by the Decepticons, Optimus crashed the ship onto Earth in an attempt to kill the Decepticons on board. Not only did it fail, it ended up bringing the war to Earth, putting humanity in danger.
** Compounded in ''Regeneration One'' when he learns what happened to Earth in the Autobots' 21-year absence, leading him to become TheAtoner.
* TheNthDoctor: In his OriginsEpisode, "War Dawn," the younger Optimus Prime, or Orion Pax as he's called back then, is voiced by Laurie Faso. After he's badly wounded by Megatron and rebuilt into the Optimus we all know and love, Peter Cullen provides his voice like usual.
* NiceGuy
* NoMouth: How he is usually drawn.
* OneManArmy: One of the few Autobots who can fight Megatron on even terms.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: "A Prime Problem" had Megatron create a duplicate of Optimus so good even Teletraan 1 couldn't spot the fake. When Windcharger tells the Autobots Megatron has Spike, one Optimus says "He's unimportant!" This let's them know that Optimus is the fake (the real Optimus would have scrubbed the mission to save Spike).
* PapaWolf: Not as much as [[{{Film/Transformers}} later versions]], but he is all about this in "Prime Target".
* ParentalSubstitute: A meta-example; to many children in the 1980's he is the strong yet loving and kind father that should have been there for them. Which is why his death in the movie was so hard hitting back then.
** ''Kiss Players'' reveals that Marissa Faireborn saw him as a father-figure as a child, but her feelings turned romantic as she grew up.
* RedIsHeroic
* ShellShockedVeteran: A robotic example.
* SnipingMission: Near the end of ''GIJoe vs. TheTransformers'' Optimus has to bring down the Solar-Powered Satellite as it has become a KillSat run wild. To do this, he rips the [[ArmCannon fusion cannon]] off the right arm of the defeated Megatron and puts it on ''his own'' right arm. With the Cannon mounted, the targeting data obainted from Mainframe and Sci-Fi, and a full energon cube to fuel the Cannon, he takes aim and destroys the Satellite.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: This guy dies. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime A lot.]] He comes back to life. A lot.
* WideEyedIdealist: Whole-heartedly believes that the universe can be a kinder and gentler place, in spite of all the pain, horror and sadness that he has witnessed in his long life.
* WorthyOpponent: His rivalry with Megatron transcends petty hate into a deep respect and understanding: So much so that whenever they fight side by side for a common goal, they are unstoppable.

!!Bluestreak
!!!Function: Gunner
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-->"I never met a Decepticon I didn't dislike."

An Autobot who was traumatized after his home city was destroyed by the Decepticons. Sometimes known as Silverstreak.
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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.
* DoomedHometown: Praxus.
* FriendlySniper
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In the animated show, Bluestreak is depicted as a sharpshooter. In "The Ultimate Doom, Part 2", Laserbeak is flying away with a captured Spike Witwicky. Bluestreak fires at the flying bird, successfuly wounding its leg without harming the hostage. In "Enter the Nightbird", the Autobots are trying to capture Nightbird, a robotic {{Ninja}} without harming her. Bluestreak manages to shoot her sword out of her hands. Without leaving a scratch on her body. In a [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers comic book story]] called "Man of Iron", Bluestreak manages to take down Thundercracker in mid-flight. With a single shot.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Starscream kills him once the Decepticon is empowered by the Underbase in the Marvel comics.]]
* LightningBruiser: Moves fast and hits hard, just like a blue streak - "whatever that is".
* MotorMouth: He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this during his {{Introdump}} in his first comic appearance.
** StepfordSmiler: The reason he talks so much is to keep himself sane, so it oftentimes comes off as this.
* PaletteSwap: Of Prowl. And, oddly enough, of ''himself''.[[labelnote:explanation]] The Diaclone figure on which he was based had a blue and white car body, and this made it to the catalog, box art, and instructions, even though the actual Transformers toy had a silver car body. To make matters worse, the cartoon model added black trim to the silver car mode.[[/labelnote]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He has a score to settle with the Decepticons.
* TechnicalPacifist: Hates war. Doesn't let that stop him taking up arms to fight Decepticons.

!!Brawn
!!!Function: Demolitions
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-->"Might over microchips."

A small but powerful Autobot.
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* FastballSpecial: Optimus Prime and Brawn use this technique in "A Plague of Insecticons".
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the movie]].]]
* MeaningfulName: He's one of the strongest Autobots.
* TheNapoleon
* NighInvulnerability: The episode "Fire on the Mountain" features a ADayInTheLimelight for Brawn. He is starring in most of its combat scenes, gives trouble to several high-profile Decepticons and even manages to wrestle control of Megatron's personal fusion cannon. Using it against Megatron himself. In the process Brawn shrugs off direct hits in several parts of his body, including his head.
** 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.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He may be small compared to the other Autobots, but Brawn sure packs a mean wallop, and can easily take on opponents twice his size or more with sheer strength.
* RatedMForManly: Is said to be "the most macho of all Autobots".
* SuperStrength
* TheWorfEffect: In TransformersGeneration2, Megatron receives a series of upgrades and has more destructive abilities than before. He demonstrates said abilities by easily destroying the nigh-invulnerable Brawn.

!!Bumblebee/Goldbug
!!!Function: Espionage (Bumblebee), Espionage Director (Goldbug)
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-->'''Bumblebee:''' "The least likely can be the most dangerous."
-->'''Goldbug:''' "To know others you must know yourself first."

One of the smaller Autobots who frequently befriends their human allies.

->Voiced by: Dan Gilvezan (US), Yoku Shioya (JP)
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* DecompositeCharacter: In the IDW continuity, Goldbug is a separate character from Bumblebee, though so far the Throttlebots (including Goldbug) have only made one appearance. IDW Goldbug's vehicle mode is heavily based on Bumblebee's Cybertronian mode from the original cartoon.
* FriendToAllChildren: Always the guy working with the kids.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: In a case of "How many Bumblebees are there?" The episode "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5" features concurrent battles between Autobots and Decepticons taking place in Cybertron and Earth. Bumblebee is depicted taking part in both of them, being in two places at once. Later (a) Bumblebee is reconstructed as Goldbug. But in "The Rebirth, Part 3", Bumblebee and Goldbug are depicted together, standing next to each other in the epilogue.
* KidAppealCharacter: Former TropeNamer (The Bumblebee)
* NervesOfSteel: In ALL continuities, Generation 1 included, Bumblebee's "Courage" Score is '''consistently''' listed as 10, the highest number possible for any stat. This makes him braver than most Transformers, who are more often than not bigger and more powerful than he is.
* NiceGuy: According to tfwiki.net, he's one of the most-liked among his fellow Autobots, and while he looks up to others because of his size, his courage means at times they ironically ''look up'' to ''him.'' So he doesn't finish as "last" as the NiceGuy Label might otherwise say.
* PaperThinDisguise: In "More than Meets the Eye, Part 3" the Autobots are trying to lure the Decepticons into a trap. Creating a fake rocket base as a target to their opponents. Bumblebee disguises himself as a human scientist. By simply wearing a lab coat over his regular humanoid form.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: In most continuities, he gets injured and must be repaired into a more adult-like form, Goldbug.
* SixthRanger: Goldbug, to the Throttlebots.

!!Cliffjumper
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"Strike first, strike fast, strike hard."

An overly combat happy Autobot.

->Voiced by: Casey Kasem (US), Takurou Kitagawa (JP)
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* {{BFG}}: Cliffjumper is tiny by Transformers' standards. But pulls out a huge rifle cannon in "More than Meets the Eye, Part 1".
* BloodKnight:
* ConspiracyTheorist: In the episode "Traitor", Cliffjumper becomes convinced that Mirage is working for the Decepticons. He spends the episode interpreting any random event according to this theory. Comic book interpretations of the character generally depict him as paranoid, seeing traitors all around him.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HammerSpace: His character description includes "He makes a habit of pulling ridiculously huge guns out of nowhere".
* HotBlooded: "I'm gonna kick those Decepticons in their [[UnusualEuphemism turbo-charger!!"]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam
* LeeroyJenkins: Established as part of his characterization in "More than Meets the Eye, Part 1", the first episode of the animated series. Cliffjumper and Hound are send on a scouting mission. When the two locate the main forces of the Decepticons, Cliffjumper takes a shot at Megatron. Resulting in two Autobots facing a small army of Decepticons.
* PaletteSwap: From around 2006 up until ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', various Cliffjumper toys have been palette swaps of the corresponding Bumblebee. The original toys for both characters are actually their own molds (Bumblebee was a Volkswagen, Cliffjumper was a SuperDeformed Porsche 924) that just happen to have similar transformations. This is not helped by the fact that each toy had its ''own'' Pallete Swaps in the form of red Bumblebees and yellow Cliffjumpers. These variants were still carded by the actual toys' names, though.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TookALevelInJerkass: In "Traitor". He lightens up by the end of the episode.

!!Gears
!!!Function: Transport, Reconnaissance
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-->"Nobody wins a war - somebody loses."

->Voiced by: Creator/DonMessick (US), Toshiro Ishii, Ken Shiroyama & YuShimaka (JP)
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* DeadpanSnarker
* ExtremeDoormat: In the episode "Changing Gears", the Decepticons capture Gears and remove one of his circuits to use in a new device. The removal of said circuit causes a change in personality. Leaving Gears to be cheerful, overly polite, and willing to assist/obey anyone in his immediate vicinity. Making him the perfect servant. Though his flowery speech still includes various insults to Megatron. "How can I help you, Megatron, heh heh, you rotten hunk of scrap?"
* GrumpyBear: Right, Transformers aren't a SugarBowl, but Gears is still this when compared to the other Autobots.
** BeneathTheMask: Gears is actually putting on an act to lighten the mood. It does get to him sometimes.
* LargeHam
* SensorCharacter: "More than Meets the Eye, Part 2" reveals that Gears has in-built infrared sensors. Allowing him to trace the heat traces of Ravage, a stealthy infiltrator.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Partially averted in "Changing Gears". As Optimus Prime prepares to restore Gears to his original, annoying personality, Trailbreaker interrupts him with: "Uhh, just a minute, we took a vote and...uhh, well we decided we like Gears the way he is now."

!!Hauler
!!!Function: Transport, Resource Exploration
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A Constructicon-type working for the Autobots. Transforms into a crane. Only appeared in a single episode, "More than Meets the Eye, Part 1". He is seen with Cliffjumper, recovering a wounded Hound; he was never seen again. However a toy version of him was created in 2003 and detailed origin stories followed.
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* DependingOnTheArtist: He's either purple-and-green (like his ex-fellow Constructicons) or orange.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: A single episode and no spoken lines.

!!Hound
!!!Function: Scout
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-->"Observe everything, remember even more."

An Autobot scout who actually likes Earth and the humans.

->Voiced by: Ken Sansom (US), KenyuuHoriuchi / Creator/KenNarita (JP)
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* BecomeARealBoy: He wouldn't mind being human, apparently.
* KidAppealCharacter: He was this in the pilot to the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers cartoon]], before the former TropeNamer took over. Obviously, it didn't last.
* MasterOfIllusion: Thanks to his [[{{Hologram}} holographic projector]].
* NatureHero: His character description mentions a special bond to native life (humankind), tracking skills, and spending his free time exploring "the breathtaking caverns" and "mountainous expanses" of Earth.
* OutOfFocus: Hound is featured prominently in the first two seasons of the original series. But only got a cameo in TransformersTheMovie. Then not seen at all in the third season. He was given a single speaking appearance in Anime/TransformersHeadmasters.

!!Huffer
!!!Function: Construction Engineer
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-->"Molecular structure is the key to success."

A member of the Ark crew, who is always melancholic about returning to Cybertron. Despite that, he's an AWESOME construction engineer.

->Voiced by: John Stephenson (US), Creator/MasashiEbara, YuShimaka & Toshiro Ishii (JP)
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* DeadpanSnarker
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Huffer makes his last appearance in 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.
* TheEeyore: Huffer is constantly pessimistic and seems to view the world in gloomy colors. The episode ''Divide and Conquer'' has Prime severely wounded in battle. Huffer is quick to cheer everyone up with lines such as "He's doomed. I know it. I can feel it in my databank." In "The Autobot Run", the Autobots participate in a charity race and fall victim to an ambush. Huffer reacts with ""I knew the racing bit was bad news, but would anyone listen to me? Oh, noooo!"
* PintSizedPowerhouse: In the episode ''Dinobot Island, Part 2'', Huffer wrestles with a time-traveling mammoth. He defeats the animal and lifts it over his head. Pointing out: "I'm not the biggest Autobot but I'm one of the strongest!"
* TheResenter: Hates Earth because it keeps him from returning to Cybertron.

!!Ironhide
!!!Function: Security
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-->"High tech security is no replacement for guts."

One of the older Autobots, Ironhide is Optimus Prime's most-beloved friend and second in command. Whenever Prime himself is out of commission, the responsibility of leadership more often than not falls on the broad-shoulders of this gruff, ancient warrior.

->Voiced by: Creator/PeterCullen (EN), Creator/ShowHayami / Creator/HiroakiHirata (JP)
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* BadassGrandpa
* TheBigGuy: Ol' Ironhide often found himself fillin' this role. Might have to do with his Texas drawl, or the fact that he's one o' the Autobot mos' likely ta forgo usin' weapons an' start bustin' Deceptichops with his bare hands.
* CoolOldGuy
* GoodOlBoy
* KillItWithIce: Ironhide uses liquid nitrogen spray against Starscream in the episode "Divide and Conquer".
* LargeHam: His Southern-Texas-Drawl lends to this kind of performance.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: He seems to have it more than the others.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

!!Jazz
!!!Function: Special Operations Agent
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-->"Do it with style or donít bother doing it."

Another Autobot officer, and head of Special Operations.

->Voiced by: Scatman Crothers (EN), Kōki Kataoka (JP)
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He ''loves'' Earth culture and entertainment.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He survived the movie, but wasn't seen too much afterwards.
** RealLifeWritesThePlot: His voice actor died.
* CoolCar: Jazz himself transforms into a Porsche 935, a famous racing car. Several of his animated appearances focus on his speed or depict him in a speed race.
* IndyPloy: Jazz is supposed to be the master of improvisation among the Autobots, instantly adapting to even the most surprising situations. No indication of actually thinking ahead.
* JiveTurkey
* MeaningfulName: He loves music.
* NumberTwo / TheLancer: Alternates with Prowl.

!!Mirage
!!!Function: Spy
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-->"Who and what I am I hide from the enemy."

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Takurou Kitagawa & KenyuuHoriuchi (JP)
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* 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.
* HolographicDisguise: Technically ''this'' is his actual ability and he can change his superficial appearance any way he likes, but outside of a tiny handful of situations it's almost invariably used only for...
* {{Invisibility}}
* MasterOfIllusion: Mirage reveals an ability to project realistic holograms in "Masquerade". An ability typically used by Hound.
* SpotTheImposter: In "Masquerade", Mirage infiltrates the Decepticons while posing as Drag Strip. Other Autobots impersonate the rest of the Stunticons, counting on the real Stunticons being incapacitated elsewhere. When Drag Strip and his fellows return, a typical Spot the Imposter episode takes place, leading to one of his rare uses of HolographicDisguise when the Autobots ''form their own Menasor''.
* VehicularSabotage: In "More than Meets the Eye, Part 3", Mirage infiltrates the Decepticons' space cruiser and sabotages it in mid-flight. Instead of escaping Earth and flying out in outer space, the Decepticons sink to the bottom of the ocean.

!!Prowl
!!!Function: Military Strategist
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-->"Logic is the ultimate weapon."

An Autobot officer, usually a deputy to Optimus Prime.

->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelBell (US), Toshiro Ishii & Creator/KeiichiNanba (JP)
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* AntiHero: In the ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' comic, [[spoiler: until issue 14 where we realise he was under mind control by Bombshell the whole time.]]
* CowboyCop: In some ways.
* DependingOnTheWriter: He copped this hard in the IDW continuity. Simon Furman and Shane [=McCarthy=] wrote him as the StrawVulcan JerkAss detailed below, Nick Roche's portrayal makes him a ManipulativeBastard, and Mike Costa initially went in [[HonorBeforeReason a very different direction]], before reverting him to Roche's portrayal, with a bit of beat cop thrown in. James Roberts and John Barber have sought to meld the differing portrayals in Prowl's most recent appearances
* DidntSeeThatComing: His character description mentions that Prowl always estimates the most advantageous course of action in any situation. But when confronted by entirely unexpected situations, he loses it.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: He is dedicated to logic and reason. But reportedly this negatively affects his social skills and isolates him from his fellow Autobots.
* {{Jerkass}}: His StrawVulcan tendencies make him come off as this more often than not, which led to the widely-held belief that Prowl is a prick.
* PragmaticHero
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: In IDW's Transformers universe, Prowl has been [[GreyAndGreyMorality morally]] [[WhatTheHellHero ambiguous]] for some time, as [[ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers his actions in Nick Roche-penned works]] will attest. In the opening arc of John Barber's ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' ongoing, Prowl takes further steps towards what many fans believe will be the role of the book's villain.
* TheLancer: Alternates with Jazz.
* TheStrategist

!!Ratchet
!!!Function: Medic
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-->"You break it, I'll remake it."

The Autobots' medical officer.

->Voiced by: Creator/DonMessick & Wally Burr (US), Creator/MasashiEbara (JP)
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* BodyHorror: Trapping Megatron in an exploding warpgate in the Marvel series resulted in ... [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megs_ratch.jpg this.]]
* CombatMedic: While he is the designated medical officer, Ratchet also participates in the combat. For example, he fly-kicked Thundercracker in "Changing Gears".
* DeadpanSnarker: Several comic universes, most prominently in the IDW ongoing.
--> ''"It is either '''very far away''' or you've invented the '''world's smallest drink.'''"''
* TheEngineer: In the animated series, Ratchet is consistently partnered with Wheeljack when needed to upgrade various devices. The presumption being that the two share similar engineering skills.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Being fused with Megatron in the Marvel series, and then his life being linked to Megatron's after they're seperated. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] in ''Regeneration One'', where he's reduced to a head, and his medical knowledge is used by Megatron to create a zombie army.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Shot up by Megatron in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the Movie]].
** [[spoiler: In ''Regeneration One'', Kup puts him out of his misery, giving Optimus the opportunity to finish Megatron.]]
* TheMedic
* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: He's described as a party bot. Not that it comes up much.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the Marvel comics.

!!Sideswipe
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"I don't break rules, I bend them - a lot."

->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelBell (US)
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* BloodKnight\BoisterousBruiser: His character description specifically mentions that Sideswipe is "more into battle for the sport of it" and "most craves a glorious fight to the finish as a test of his mettle". But there is also mention of a humorous, playful side and a tendency to prank others.
* CombatPragmatist: He considers cheating in battle a valid option, "all in the name of possible victory".
* DidntThinkThisThrough: In [[Comicbook/TheTransformers comic book story]] "Power Play!" the Autobots are suffering from fuel problems. When the Decepticons attack, Sideswipe decides to use his energy-consuming rocket pack and expends all his energy in said battle. This action leaves him drained and powerless to stop Starscream from claiming a strategic victory for his side. According to his character profile is quite prone to such rash decisions.
* {{Flight}}: Prime had to borrow his rocket pack to go after the Decepticons' spaceship at the end of the original FiveEpisodePilot.
* RoboFamily: His brother Sunstreaker.

!!Sunstreaker
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"They can't beat the best."

->Voiced by: CoreyBurton (US), KenyuuHoriuchi, Takurou Kitagawa, Creator/KeiichiNanba, Koki Kataoka & Ken Shiroyama (JP)
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* TheAtoner: Responsible for the Autobots' dire straits during "All Hail Megatron" and its aftermath.
* AntiHero: In ''All Hail Megatron''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Survived the film but did not appear afterwards. Even in the film, he gets a minor role flying in Optimus and the Dinobots to help Autobot City, but says no lines and disappears after the battle is over.
* TheDandy: He complains about Decepticons damaging his new paint job. He worries that the colors of his new water skis don't match his base coat. He is definitely the most fashion-conscious of the Autobots and the most obsessed with maintaining the condition of his body.
* FantasticRacism: In "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1", a public relations campaign by Megatron results in most of humanity turning against the Autobots. Sunstreaker expresses his racist views on humans. "I knew the humans would turn on us someday. They're such undependable creatures. Inferior lifeforms."
* PutOnABus: In the comics continuity, Sideswipe does show up as soon as Issue 1, but is soon killed off within the first few issues. It isn't until a few dozen issues later that we finally see him again, but even then, he's still yet to be repaired. He does get revived, only to ''die'' again -- and of course, he's alive again sometime later, except that time, he's finally there to stay. May also partly double as CommutingOnABus, due to his latter appearances in the comic.
* TheFightingNarcissist
* {{Jerkass}}
* LosingYourHead: Decapitated and used as a template for Machination's headmaster army in the IDW comics.
* RoboFamily: his twin brother Sideswipe.
* WatchThePaintJob
* WordOfGay: In the Dreamwave comics.

!!Teletraan I
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The semi-sentient computer of the Autobots. Responsible for repairing and reviving both the Autobots and Decepticons after 4 million years. Also responsible for changing their alternate modes from Cybertronian forms to terrestrial vehicles and animals.

->Voiced by: Casey Kasem (US), Creator/MasashiEbara (JP)
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* TheBusCameBack: He made a single reappearance in an episode of ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', being relocated at Planet Athenia.
* MagicTool: Teletraan I manages to revive a small army of Cybertonians and reconfigure their forms without seeming to need any new mechanical parts or additional fuel sources.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: After Casey Kasem quit the show in disgust over its EthnicScrappy portrayal of Arabs (Kasem was Lebanese-American), Teletraan I was upgraded to Teletraan II, apparently exactly the same except for the voice.

!!Trailbreaker
!!!Function: Defensive Strategist
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-->"An Autobot's as good as the fuel in his tank."

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Ken Shiroyama & Takurou Kitagawa (JP)
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* TheAlcoholic: IDW verse
* BarrierWarrior: He has a forcefield.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He also has a low self-esteem stemming from feeling that he's TheLoad. Sometimes he mopes about this.
* IncrediblyObviousTail: In "More than Meets the Eye, Part 2", Trailbreaker has been assigned to maintain surveillance over the Decepticons' base and spy on their communications. He simply parks out of said base, making little to no effort to hide. Unsurprisingly, this attracts the attention of the Seekers, ''but only after he leaves.''
* ThePrankster
* SadClown: His bio implies some shades of this
* TheStakeout: His mission outside the Decepticons' base.

!!Wheeljack
!!!Function: Mechanical Engineer
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-->"Never do what your enemy expects you to do."

The Autobots' main engineer, who has a tendency to blow himself up.

->Voiced by: Chris Latta (EN), Osamu Saka / KatsumiSuzuki (JP)
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* BackFromTheDead: A peculiar instance. In 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.
* TheEngineer
* GadgeteerGenius: That said, his inventions have displayed a noted tendency to literally blow up in his face.
* MadScientist: He's a good and likable guy, but otherwise follows this trope to a T.
* MrFixit
* UltimateJobSecurity: At times Wheeljack seems more of a threat than the Decepticons. But gets to keep his job for being exceptional at it. In "S.O.S. Dinobots", Wheejack unleashes his new creations (the Dinobots) within the Autobot's headquarters. Resulting in severe damages. Prime commands him to pull the plug on the project. Wheeljack disobeys direct orders and keeps secretly working on upgrading the Dinobots. It pays off when the upgraded Dinobots turn out to be reliable [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]].

!!Windcharger
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"Quick action equals quick victory."

->Voiced by: John Stephenson (US), Creator/KeiichiNanba, Ken Shiroyama & Takurou Kitagawa (JP)
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* FragileSpeedster: His character description mentions that Windcharger is the fastest land vehicle among the original Autobots (at least for short distances). But he is not particularly durable. Keeping this speed up for too long damages his systems. "Windcharger often finds himself stumbling home, reeking of ozone and burned insulation, and needing medical attention".
* 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!'''"
* [[MauveShirt Mauve Paint Job]]
* SelectiveMagnetism: Windcharger's arms can be used as "the poles of a precisely controllable electromagnet, powerful enough to levitate ten tons of steel 700 feet away".
* TheVoiceless: Windcharger had no speaking part in the initial episodes. The first time he speaks was in "Divide and Conquer", the 6th episode of the series.
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[[folder:1984/85 Autobots]]

!!The Aerialbots
!!!Function: Aerialbot Leader (Silverbolt), Ground Troop Support (Slingshot), Air Warfare Strategist (Skydive), Warrior (Air Raid), Reconnaissance (Fireflight), Air Warrior (Superion)
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-->'''Silverbolt:''' "Don't look down, look straight ahead."
-->'''Slingshot:''' "I'm even better than ''I'' think."
-->'''Skydive:''' "Only by studying the past can we win the present."
-->'''Air Raid:''' "If you look first, you may not leap."
-->'''Fireflight:''' "When I'm flying, no enemy is safe - nor friend."
-->'''Superion:''' "To live is to fight; to die is to stop."

A group of fliers that merge into Superion.

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* AcrophobicBird: Silverbolt.
* BadassBookworm: ''Skydive''. In his bio it mentions that he might be the most skilled Transformers flier ''in existence''. He's also a history nut and would prefer to read about fighting rather than actually do it.
* CombiningMecha
* FiveManBand to the Stunticons' PsychoRangers:
** TheHero: Silverbolt
** TheLancer: Slingshot
** TheSmartGuy: Skydive
** TheBigGuy: Air Raid (for sheer insanity) and, arguably, Fireflight (him having the bomber alt-mode, the seriously nasty fire-fog missiles, and his alt having the heaviest armor)
** TheChick: Fireflight
* HeroWithBadPublicity: When the Stunticons frame the Autobots, the humans shoot the Autobots with the Aerialbots along for the ride. Not impressed by this, Slingshot snarks, "And we're sworn to protect ''these'' bird-brains?" It takes a lot for Slingshot to overcome this bad first impression.
* IronicFear: Silverbolt is afraid of heights, despite being a giant robot capable of transforming into a jet and being the leader of the Autobots' main air squadron. Despite this, he proves to be a level-headed, extremely qualified leader who always does his duty.
* {{Jerkass}}: Slingshot
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Slingshot, again. Sort of. A case could be made for a few of the other Aerialbots.
* TheKlutz: Fireflight. At Mach 2.
* TheStarscream: Slingshot, for awhile.
** UnstoppableRage: Until "War Dawn," where Slingshot saw just how much bad Megatron really was. He then vows the Aerialbots won't stop fighting until Megatron's finished.
* StraightMan: Silverbolt to his team.
* TimeTravel: The Aerailbots were sent back to the First Golden Age of Cyberton thanks to the Chronosphere. There they got to see Megatron for who he really was. When the Chronosphere is working again thanks to the Autobots, they returned to the present.

!!Beachcomber
!!!Function: Geologist
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-->"Know the conflict within before facing the conflict without."

->Voiced by: Alan Oppenheimer (US), Osamu Saka (JP)
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* FriendToAllLivingThings
* NatureHero

!!Blaster
!!!Function: Communications
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-->"When the music is rockin', I'm rollin."

The Autobots' CommunicationsOfficer. Similar to Soundwave, he stores several smaller bots in tape-form in his chest.
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He enjoys Earth music.
* CharacterDevelopment: He started as the CommunicationsOfficer for the Autobots, then during The Movie, he stayed on Earth to rebuild Autobot City. In Season 3 of the US series, Blaster takes a more "serious" mode as he's appointed Autobot City Commander, but was found out when he happened to lean against a control panel and set off some 20 year old tunes on the sound speakers. Everyone shared a laugh.
* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Medium]]: Contrast his BoisterousBruiser cartoon schtick with his ultra-serious, almost brooding loner persona in the comics.
** The broodiness in the Marvel comics can be at least partially attributed to having to leave his friend Scrounge to die in the smelting pool of Polyhex, and then later getting stuck with a BadBoss in Grimlock.
* DroneDeployer
* GaleForceSound
* GoodCounterpart: To Soundwave (well, Soundwave came first), in terms of abilities. To fight Soundwave on more even footing, he gets his own Autobot cassettes as well.
* NoIndoorVoice
* RhymesOnADime: Occasionally.
* SizeShifter: Transforms into a boombox.

!!Cosmos
!!!Function: Reconnaissance & Communications
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-->"Reach for the stars, but never leave your friends."

->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (US), Osamu Saka (JP)
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* CaptainCrash: While not remarked upon in the TV show, Cosmos is rarely in an episode without crashing into something. One of the few times he got through an episode without it, it seems like Optimus is TemptingFate by sending him out into space a third time in a day.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: He was only ever really used to shuttle two or three Autobots around deep space, and since he's nowhere near as powerful a fighter as Omega Supreme and later, Sky Lynx, he can't do that much else. Even Megatron only put him to use as a power booster after capturing him once.

!!The Dinobots
!!!Function: Dinobot Commander (Grimlock), Flamethrower (Slag), Jungle Warrior, Demolitions (Sludge), Desert Warrior (Snarl), Dinobot Bombardier (Swoop)
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-->'''Grimlock:''' "Among the winners, there is no room for the weak."
-->'''Slag:''' "I have no need for friends, even less for enemies."
-->'''Sludge:''' "Stomp your enemy, crush him under your feet."
-->'''Snarl:''' "Only in war is there happiness."
-->'''Swoop:''' "Fear can hit targets unreachable to bullets."

A quintet of wild and powerful Autobots with dinosaurs as their altmodes. They tend to dislike Optimus Prime, and are prone to going off on their own to do their own thing. Their members include their leader, Grimlock (a [[TyrannosaurusRex tyrannosaurus rex]]), Slag (a ''triceratops''), Snarl (a ''stegosaurus''), Sludge (an ''apatosaurus'') and Swoop (a ''pteranodon''). In some continuities, they were known as '''the Dynobots''' before coming to Earth and taking their dinosaur altmodes. One, ''GI Joe Vs. the Transformers,'' had them as five Autobots who got reformatted into their Dinobot forms by Teletran 3.
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* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]]
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Other Dinobots follow me Grimlock because me Grimlock strongest! Me Grimlock ''king!''
** Optimus Prime is often the only reason Grimlock doesn't just take over the Autobots; not that Grimlock isn't physically stronger, but Optimus is one of the few 'bots Grimlock ''respects''.
* BadBoss: Grimlock during his first stint as Autobot Commander; while he was able to get the Ark spaceworthy, he was far more concerned with making Blaster and Goldbug pay for deserting (because they wouldn't harm humans in order to recover stolen Autobot tools) than fighting the Decepticons.
* TheBigGuy: Collectively, they fill this role in relation to the other Autobots.
* BloodKnight: Snarl finds only happiness in war, but Slag really takes the cake in how much he enjoys fighting.
* BullyHunter: The main reason they're loyal to the Autobots despite their contempt for most of their ideals is that the only thing they hate more than weakness are those who abuse their strength.
* BreathWeapon: They all breathe fire, and it's even hot enough to melt through the durable outer hull of Unicron!
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Me Grimlock beat Tornedron! Grimlock saved universe! Grimlock hero!
* DumbMuscle: While all Dinobots are this to some extent, Sludge really takes the cake.
** Though the ''GI Joe. Vs. The Transformers'' version of them hints they were originally Cybertron-built Autobots and not QUITE as stupid initially (emphasis on "initially"; Grimlock goes to his traditional characterisation in the third mini-series, though he admits at the end of it, GIJoe didn't fit the "puny and weak" characterization he had of humans).
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Well, ''duh''.
* FiveManBand: Like most subgroups, they form one on their own:
** TheHero: Me Grimlock ''king''!
** TheLancer: Slag.
** TheBigGuy: Sludge, Snarl.
** Us Dinobots no need puny smart guy! Us Dinobots trounce Decepticons with brute force! (Though "Dinobot Island" did have me admit "Me Grimlock smart! Inspire dumb dinosaurs fight, too!" and get other dinosaurs to join trouncing Decepticons. Me also admit in future, "Grimlock's New Brain" had me ''very'' smart--but also realize no fun to be genius all the time. Much more fun to just be good old Dinobot Grimlock.)
** Us Dinobots no have puny Chick! Us Dinobots warriors! (Swoop would probably qualify as both. Well, as much as a Dinobot can.)
* {{Flanderization}}: In the second season, Grimlock, while by no means a genius, was a pretty smart guy who preferred using BrawnOverBrains. Come the movie and third season, he's almost completely brainless.
* GentleGiant: Sludge is probably the best example; he's the biggest of the Dinobots but also much friendlier and less aggressive than Grimlock, Slag or Snarl. Swoop, while the smallest Dinobot, is also the nicest and most easy-going, and has on occasion functioned as as a GentleGiant to smaller Autobots or even humans.
** Yes, Grimlock ''is'' a violent killer who respects only strength, which also means he '''hates''' anyone who abuses strength (AKA, those who use it to bully the weak), giving him a brutal sense of compassion that eventually allowed him to soften into a still-savage-but-kind-hearted warrior.
* HairTriggerTemper: Slag all the way. Just about anything will set him off. ''Anything''.
* HulkSpeak: Me Grimlock talk this way most of time. Other Dinobots too, mostly.
* ImAHumanitarian: Me Grimlock think one approach to fighting Decepticons is to EAT Decepticons. At least, me threaten them.
* LonersAreFreaks: Snarl rarely, if ever, displays any sort of emotion. And he's just as expressive when it comes to talking.
* MultipleChoicePast: It varies by continuity. Were me Grimlock and other Dinobots built on Earth in 1980s by puny Wheeljack? Or did we Dinobots exist already and get stuck in black sticky stuff when fighting Shockwave in distant past?
** Or even a variation of the second one, fighting the Insecticons rather than Shockwave?
** Or were Dinobots originally ''time-warped Autobots'' sent to dinosaur time on Earth by Teletraan 3 to be ''made into'' Dinobots? (as was shown in ''GIJoe vs. TheTransformers'' Volume #2 Issue #4.)
* OddNameOut: Grimlock is the only Dinobot whose name doesn't begin with S.
* TheRival: Swoop with the Predacon Divebomb. It began when Swoop's name was Divebomb and that 'Con defeated him and took his name.
* StockDinosaurs: Including a ''pteranodon'', which as we all know is ''not'' a dinosaur.

!!Grapple
!!!Function: Architect
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-->"Beauty is in everything except war."

->Voiced by: Peter Renaday (US), KenyuuHoriuchi (JP)
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* MadArtist: A benign (mostly) version of this.

!!Hoist
!!!Function: Maintenance
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-->"You have to be rolling before you can be fighting."

->Voiced by: Michael Chain (US), Koki Kataoka & Yoku Shioya (JP)
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* TheMedic: A variation, his toy bio indicates that his specialty is in maintenance (making sure that his fellow Autobots are in tip-top shape) rather than repairs, but this distinction never shows up in the cartoon.
* PaletteSwap: To Trailbreaker.
* TheWatson: To Grapple, often cheering him on to make his creations.

!!Inferno
!!!Function: Search & Rescue
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-->"Where there's smoke, there's me."

->Voiced by: Walker Edmiston (US), Takurou Kitagawa, Creator/ShowHayami & KenyuuHoriuchi (JP)
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* BigGood
* [[FiremenAreHot Fire Engines Are Hot]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Him and Red Alert are CLOSE.

!!Jetfire/Skyfire
!!!Function: Air Guardian
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-->"Among mysteries of science lies the key to victory."

A scientist and former Decepticon who defected to the Autobots. He was once Starscream's best friend.
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappeared during the early part of Season 2 of the original cartoon, most likely due to the legal hassle involved (see below).
* CoolPlane[=/=]CoolStarship: And it is most definetly not a VF-1S Super Valkyrie.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Rejects the myths about Primus and Unicron (unless it's a continuity where he has first-hand experience with either of them).
* HeelFaceTurn: When he willingly sides with the Decepticons, it's only because of his [[TrueCompanions friendship with Starscream]], and he inevitably comes to see that [[EvilFormerFriend his friend made the wrong choice]]; he never actually buys in to their cause. Averted in the IDW continuity, where he was never friends with Starscream to begin with, and joined the Autobots at the outbreak of the war.
** In the Marvel comics, he was a lifeless drone created by Shockwave; when Optimus Prime used the Creation Matrix to give him proper life, Jetfire chose to join the Autobots.
* MultipleChoicePast: Is he a scientist from Cybertron (as said in the cartoon), or was he built on Earth by Shockwave (as said in the Marvel Comics)? In any case, he still is a Decepticon who did a HeelFaceTurn and joined the Autobots - except in the IDW continuity.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer[=/=]ToylessToylineCharacter: Because Jetfire was a repaint of a ''[[SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' Valkyrie from Bandai, the Takara-supported cartoon replaced him with a similar-but-visually-distinct character named Skyfire. Interestingly, the character in the comics had Skyfire's appearance but was named Jetfire.
** The Classics toy had him in his "Skyfire" appearance, but came with pieces that made him resemble his original "Jetfire" look.


!!Omega Supreme
!!!Function: Defense Base
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-->"Unyielding resolve has no conqueror."

Job: Last line Autobot of defense. Alt mode: Rocket Base.

->Voiced by: Jack Angel (US)
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* DependingOnTheWriter: TerseTalker: Sometimes. Others: Normal speech.
* DeusExitMachina: Plot vulnerability: High.
* HumongousMecha: Status: indisputable. Dimensions: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale Questionable.]]
* LastOfHisKind: Guardian model: Discontinued.
* MoreDakka: Firepower: Considerable.
* MeaningfulName: Omega: Last. Supreme: Best. Function: Last line of defense.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Status: Unbeatable. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Buzzsawyikes4.jpg Sometimes]].
* TerseTalker: Page quote: Achieved.

!!Perceptor
!!!Function: Scientist
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-->"One's ultimate truth lies in one's molecular structure."

The Autobots' chief scientist.

->Voiced by: Creator/PaulEiding (US)
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* ColdSniper: Becomes one of these in the IDW universe after a brush with death. He decides to upgrade himself to be more useful on the battlefield.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* TheSmartGuy
* SnipingMission: The end of "Microbots" has him turn into a larger version of his microscope form (actually a mobile cannon), with his lenses used to snipe the Heart of Cybertron at 2000 miles in the sky. (It's this sniper ability that gives him respect from Brawn.)
* SpockSpeak

!!Powerglide
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"To stop me, you have to catch me first."

The one-robot air show and one of the few Autobots who can take on the Decepticons in their own element.

->Voiced by: Michael Chain (US), Hirotaka Suzuoki & KenyuuHoriuchi (JP)
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* AcePilot: Not as much as he ''thinks'' he is, though.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: "And awayyyyyy we go!"
* InterspeciesRomance: With Astoria Carlton-Ritz in "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide".

!!The Protectobots
!!!Function: Protectobot Leader (Hot Spot), Scout (Groove), Doctor (First Aid), Interceptor (Streetwise), Air Support (Blades), Super Warrior (Defensor)
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-->'''Hot Spot:''' "Rust never sleeps, and neither do I."
-->'''Groove:''' "War is a problem, never a solution."
-->'''First Aid:''' "An ounce of maintenance is worth a pound of cure."
-->'''Streetwise:''' "You have to know where you are before you know what to do."
-->'''Blades:''' "War's a dirty game - and I'm a dirty player."
-->'''Defensor:''' "As long as one innocent being is threatened, none are truly free."

A combiner team made up of Search and Rescue vehicles who seem to act as the bridge between Autobots and humans. They combine into Defensor. For once a combiner team that ''doesn't'' fit easily into the FiveManBand format.
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* ActualPacifist: First Aid ran off with it, though.
* ApocalypticLog: In The IDW verse First-Aid writes and sends one off when Delphi is hit by a plague.
* BarrierWarrior: Defensor can generate a forcefield.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Protectobots in general; Hot Spot in particular.
* BloodKnight: Blades likes to get ''close''.
* GentleGiant: Defensor [[TheWoobie doesn't understand why humans always seem to be afraid of him]].
* HyperAwareness: Streetwise's shtick.
* TheHero: The Protectobots may not fit entirely into the FiveManBand role, but Hot Spot is ''definitely'' this.
* TheMedic: First Aid.
* OnlySaneMan: Defensor. The Protectobots being so nice and cooperative means they have the only real mentally stable combined form on ''both'' sides.
* TechnicalPacifist: Groove, though he wishes he was an ActualPacifist.

!!Red Alert
!!!Function: Security Director
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-->"Caution can never be overused."

The Autobots' paranoid security director.

->Voiced by: Michael Chain (US), Yoku Shioya, Koki Kataoka, Creator/KeiichiNanba & Creator/ShowHayami (JP)
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Thinks that everyone's out to get him.
** NeverLiveItDown: His spotlight episode happened to be one in which he spent most of the time running around with brain (processor?) damage due to an accident. The manic paranoia stemming from said damage was taken as the norm and run with by the fandom even though it had been fixed by the end of the episode. (Not to say he isn't legitimately paranoid, though.)
* [[FiremenAreHot Fire Department]] [[CoolCar Lamboes Are Hot]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Him and Inferno are CLOSE.
* ImprobablyCoolCar: His altmode is a fire chief's car. Do ''you'' know any fire chiefs who drive Lamborghinis?
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: In a cut scene from the movie, which was later retold by Runabout and Runamuck in the Collectors Club Comic: He, Tracks, Sideswipe and Ultra Magnus bring down Devastator. However, the Constructicons separate and attack. Red Alert is shot in the back and left behind, telling the others to go on without him. They and the Constructicons leave him as he slumps over, dead.
* KilledOffForReal: In {{Transformers Generation 2}} and in a scene cut from the movie that was recognised as canon in the Collector's Club comic.
* PaletteSwap: Of Sideswipe.
* ProperlyParanoid: Zig-zagged: some of his paranoia is on the mark, some is just paranoia.

!!Roadbuster
!!!Function: Ground Assault Commander
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-->"War is a dirty business... and I'm as dirty as they come."

Part of the Wreckers (in every and ALL Transformer continuities).
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* ADayInTheLimeLight: The Text Story Zero Point.
* BloodKnight: He's not happy unless he's fighting Decepticons. Else, he can be downright gloomy and depressing.
* FlatCharacter: InUniverse When he reads the Wreckers declassified, he finds all sorts of changes, one he isn't happy with is that he's always portrayed as "The Gun Guy," and has no other characteristics.
* GunsAkimbo
* NeverLearnedToRead: He struggles with Literacy in the IDW text story "Zero Point."
* 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) ended up on TV.

!!Seaspray
!!!Function: Naval Defense
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-->"Be unyielding as the ocean waves and your enemies shall fall."

->Voiced by: Alan Oppenheimer & Wally Burr (US), Creator/MasashiEbara & Toshiro Ishii (JP)
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* InterspeciesRomance: With Alana, from planet Tlalak.

!!Skids
!!!Function: Theoretician
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-->"Deep down, we are more like than unlike humans."

The Autobots' resident theoretician and daydreamer.

->Voiced by: Michael Chain & Dan Gilvezan (US), Creator/KeiichiNanba & Ken Shiroyama (JP)
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* AmnesiacHero: IDW comics.
* AscendedExtra: In the cartoon, he had exactly two lines of dialogue across two episodes of the entire series. In the G1 comics, he gets his own DayInTheLimelight issue and is an integral part of the end of the Robot-Master storyline.
* BadassBookworm: Who apparently [[TheBeautifulGame knows Earth's Football]].
* TechnicalPacifist: In the G1 comic series.

!!Smokescreen
!!!Function: Diversionary Tactician
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-->"A look can be deceiving; a touch can be lethal."

The resident [[LoveableRogue Jack Sparrow]].

->Voiced by: Jack Angel (US)
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* TheGambler: His DayInTheLimelight episode is even ''called'' this.
* PaletteSwap: Of Bluestreak.
* ShoutOut: His [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Smokescreen_%28G1%29#Generation_1_2 toy]] is based on a RealLife [[http://www.a2zracer.com/page84.html touring race car]] from [[TheEighties the 1980s.]]
* SmokeOut: Often creates clouds smoke to help himself and his fellow Autobots escape pursuers.
* WeNeedADistraction: His specialty.

!!Topspin and Twin Twist
!!!Function: Land & Sea Assault (Topspin), Demolitions (Twin Twist)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/topspin_multi-mode_2242.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/twin_twist_multi-mode_2418.jpg
-->'''Topspin:''' "The thrill is the journey."
-->'''Twin Twist:''' "War is wherever I want it to be."

Brothers and members of the elite squad called the Wreckers.
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* BadassBookworm: Topspin is a former cartographer who mainly joined the Wreckers to keep an eye on his brother.
* DrillTank: Twin Twist's alt-mode.
* EyeScream: Twin Twist is tortured in ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, and one of his eyes is gouged out, the other has the lens shattered.
* {{Synchronization}}: In ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''.
* 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.
* ThisIsADrill: Twin Twist has ''two'', befitting his name.

!!Tracks
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tracks_7862.jpg
-->"Looking good is what life is all about."

->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (US)
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* AmbiguouslyGay
* FlyingCar
* WatchThePaintJob

!!Warpath
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/warpath_6322.jpg
-->"A good shot is worth more than a good intention."

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* BloodKnight: It's significant that he is one of the very few Autobots to have a military vehicle alt-mode. Most of these go to the Decepticons, while Autobots get civilian vehicles.
* FunPersonified: A jolly and likable fella who just happens to be a combat junkie.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: A friendly example, but still.
* TankGoodness
* VerbalTic: He makes booming sounds between sentences. (BLAM!) (POW!)
** TourettesSyndrome: Used as a pun (the tank has Tourette's/turrets). Actually more realistic than most examples. His tics are completely random and none of them are swears (by virtue of being marketed to children, but still).

!!Whirl
!!!Function: Aerial Assault
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-->"If used logically, madness makes a great weapon."

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* AxCrazy: James Roberts took the above quote about madness and spun it into Whirl ''literally'' being insane.
* {{Badass}}: Comes with the territory of being a Wrecker.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Whirl's early appearances in the IDW-verse, while we admittedly didn't really get inside his head, Whirl was simply another badass Wrecker. It was only when James Roberts got a hold of him in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' that the other tropes here really started to apply.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In that same series he was a watchmaker who had his business destroyed and he was pressed into service.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: From messing with a comatose patient's facial expressions, to making grafiti in Ultra Magnus's head when he was shrunk into it, to Punching himself in the face to prove he's super-invincible... to casually blowing off a surrendering enemies head while trying to get a quote from the Transformers Movie right.
* RoboticPsychopath
* ShootTheDog: After the events of ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, Springer went into a coma. Whirl believed he wouldn't wake up and tried to euthanize him, Roadbuster caught him, and kicked him off the team.
* SociopathicHero: Despite this, he's still considered a good guy, by virtue of being an Autobot.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:1986 Autobots]]

!!Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime/Rodimus
!!!Function: Cavalier (as Hot Rod), Protector (as Rodimus)
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-->'''Hot Rod:''' "My actions speak louder than words."
-->'''Rodimus Prime:''' "Experience is the benchmark of maturity."

A character created for the movie who eventually became leader of the Autobots after Optimus Prime's death.
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* TheAtoner: Leads the Autobots to atone for Optimus' death. He briefly stepped down as leader and exiled himself to Earth (which was not Transformer-friendly at the time) to atone for the destruction of Tokyo.
* CainAndAbel: In the two-parter episode, "The Return Of Optimus Prime", he is the Cain to Optimus' Abel after he falls victim to the HatePlague.
* TheCaptain: In ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* TheChosenOne
* EmpathicWeapon: Dr Sparks/Firebolt [[spoiler: who was killed in the Marvel UK comics at some point prior to Hot Rod becoming Rodimus Prime.]]
* IHaveManyNames
* InterspeciesRomance: With Shaoshao Li in ''Kiss Players'' and Michelle in "Only Human" (he was in a human body in this incident).
* KidHero: Well, a kid by Cybertronian standards, at least.
* MyGreatestFailure: See NiceJobBreakingItHero.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His interference in Optimus' fight against Megatron in TheMovie led to Optimus' death.
** The comics (knowingly?) set up a similar situation, but [[SubvertedTrope subverted the trope]]: Optimus realizes that a battle with the Decepticons was staged to leave Ratchet and the Ark defenseless, and he sends the rest of the Autobots back to the ship, which leaves him alone against ''all of the Decepticons on Earth.'' Hot Rod bails out at the last minute and returns to help Optimus, and when Pretender Starscream attacks, it's his shot on the Pretender shell that turns the tide of the fight.
** He defeated Galvatron in TheMovie by throwing him into space, but ''Kiss Players'' reveals that Galvatron landed back on Earth and [[ColonyDrop annihilated Tokyo on impact]]. The disaster caused worldwide anti-Transformer sentiment that took a while to fix.
* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse. Not many were happy about him leading after he got Optimus killed. Extends into real life to a degree.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Rodimus Prime, he is large and powerful enough to fight Galvatron.
* UnlikelyHero: The brash teenager who becomes Autobot leader.

!!Arcee
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arcee_g1_7763.jpg

The first recurring female Transformer in the series.
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* AndIMustScream: Averted, when put in Garrus-9, she was stripped down to her spark and left in containment, loosing her senses but still being conscious, her narration states that it's a pleasant experience where she feels calm and at ease for once in her life.
* AntiHero: Type IV-V in the IDW comics, where she's pretty loony, and has no problems with murder, torture, and even a mix of the two.
* AxCrazy: In IDW's comics, Arcee was forcibly converted into a female Transformer by the [[MadScience mad scientist]] Jhiaxus, which had the side effect of making her a psychotic assassin obsessed with tracking him down.
* DependingOnTheWriter: She's been in relationships with several male Transformers:
** Canon continuity has paired her with Springer.
** ''The Wreckers'' stories in the '''3H''' and '''Transformers: Universe''' continuities has her matched with Rodimus.
** ''GIJoe vs. The Transformers'' volume 3 has Bumblebee as her paramour [[spoiler: and [[MyEyesAreLeaking she mourns his death]] at the hands of the Serpent Organic Robot, aka Serpent.O.R.]].
* MamaBear: She acts as a mother figure to Daniel Witwicky, and pity anyone who threatens the boy.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Even though some female Autobots had previously appeared, Arcee was the first one to become a regular cast member, and the only one for some time.
* 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.
** Third party toy companies have recently made "unlicensed" figures of her.

!!Blurr
!!!Function: Data Courier
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-->"The faster it is, the better I like it."

An Autobot scout who is very hyperactive.
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* EmpathicWeapon: Haywire.
* {{Keet}}
* MotorMouth: He's voiced by John Moschitta.
* SuperSpeed
* VerbalTic: Hetalksreallyfast.

!!Kup
!!!Function: Warrior
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-->"The past is the greatest teacher."

An elderly Autobot who often spins a tale of the old days to give advice.
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* CommunicationsOfficer: In ''[[TransformersWingsOfHonor Wings Of Honor]]'' he serves as this on Thunderclash's ship.
* CoolOldGuy
* EmpathicWeapon: Recoil
* TheMentor: Specifically to Hot Rod, but IDW has him teaching a lot of other Autobots, including Optimus.
* NewMeat: His younger self in ''[[TransformersWingsOfHonor Wings Of Honor]]''.
* 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.
* SeenItAll: And he'll tell you War Stories about them all too!!
* PutOnABusToHell: Kup's current fate in the IDW comics.
* TimeAbyss: All of the Transformers are this, really, but it's particularly noticably with Kup. How old is he? Well, no concrete numbers are given, and the continuities vary, but take, for example, the G1 cartoon. There, the war against Megatron began 9 million years ago, and Optimus Prime took control when it began. Kup is portrayed as being significantly older than Optimus Prime. That means Kup could potentially be ''twelve million years old or more''!
** For comparison: modern man (Homo Sapiens Sapiens) is ''only'' '''200 thousand years old'' as a species. At 12 million years old, Kup would be ''60 times older than the human race''. Even if we generously extend humanity's existence to "the earliest appearance of a homo-genus primate" (currently evaluated at roughly 2.3 to 2.4 million years ago), that still makes this lone individual roughly five and a half times older than humanity.
* WideEyedIdealist: In ''Wings Of Honor''.

!!Broadside
!!!Function: [[GallowsHumor Air and Sea Assault]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/broadside_4071.jpg
-->"I like the sea far away and my feet on the ground."

Part of the Wreckers. He also serves as the Autobot's "cab" during the G1 cartoon (ala Jetfire and Omega Supreme).
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* SizeShifter
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Heights AND The Sea?!]]
** (Yet you'll hear none of that [[DependingOnTheWriter from him during the G1 cartoons]].)

!!Eject
!!!Function: Electronic Surveillance
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-->"Clutch hitting is the key to an effective offense."

One of Blaster's tapes, he's obsessed with Earth sports.
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!!Hubcap
!!!Function: Communications
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-->"Weapons can win battles, but words can win wars."

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* CommunicationsOfficer: Sometimes.
* PaletteSwap: Of Cliffjumper, without the rear spoiler.
* TheBarnum: Apparently a con man.

!!Metroplex
!!!Function: Battle Station
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-->"Vigilance is the foundation on which victories are built."

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* GeniusLoci: His alt-form is a city.
* HumongousMecha: He's the size of a city.
* TheRival: To Trypticon.
* SealedGoodInACan: He seems to fill this role repeatedly in the IDW verse. Awakened by Optimus and the Matrix during one of the Autobot's darkest hours. Later comes out of hiding to defeat Sixshot, the Insecticon Swarm, and restores Cybertron's ruined atmosphere.
* TooPowerfulToLive: He and the other Metrotitans tend to either die or depart shortly after appearing in the IDW stories, giving off this impression.

!!Outback
!!!Function: Gunner
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-->"Rules are detours on the road of life."

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* DrivesLikeCrazy
** Considering how [[AustralianAccent he's supposedly from down undah]]...
* PaletteSwap: Of Brawn (though they gave him a roof-mounted gun).

!!Pipes
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pipes_4751.jpg
-->"One being's junk is another's art."

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* FantasticAnthropologist
* MeaningfulName: Has pipes on his arms
* NaiveNewcomer: IDW verse.
* PaletteSwap: Of Huffer (though he transforms differently).


!!Ramhorn
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ramhorn_8221.jpg
-->"Flee before me or else you'll fall before me."

TheBigGuy if Blaster and his tapes were a FiveManBand.
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* RhinoRampage
* [[VerbalTic Stuttering]]: During his accidental visit to Cybertron in the past.

!!Rewind
!!!Function: Archivist
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-->"Too much information is never enough."

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* {{Adorkable}}: In ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye he runs around after Chromedome like a devoted puppy dog, and gets picked on regularly for the fact he turns into a giant memory stick.
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge
* InsufferableGenius
* OfficialCouple: With Chromedome, in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* TheSmartGuy: Of Blaster's tapes.

!!Sandstorm
!!!Function: Recconnaissance
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sandstorm_3343.jpg
-->"When the smoke clears, I've cleared out."

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* TechnicalPacifist (during the G1 cartoon)
* [[CoolCar Dune Buggy]] + [[BlackHelicopter Helicopter]] = AWESOME.
* A FriendlyEnemy to Octane

!!Sky Lynx
!!!Function: Lieutenant Commander
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-->"The best achievements are worth repeating."

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* CombiningMecha: Of a sort. His space shuttle half and cargo carrier half can separate into a dino-bird and a lynx, but both are the same mind and personality. They can also remain together as a four-legged dragon-like beast. In vehicle mode he is always combined, the shuttle is never without the cargo section.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Well, part of him anyway, though it might be more [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] than dino.
* InsufferableGenius: His huge form is dwarfed by his massive ego. He's got the skills and power to back it up, though.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Sky Lynx effectively replaced Omega Supreme as the giant warrior and group transportation in the third season. Omega did have a few appearances, though, and an entire episode where he got to trounce Decepticons on the Planet of Junk (and the only episode where Omega and Sky Lynx appeared together).

!!Springer
!!!Function: Aerial Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/springer_8192.jpg
-->"Strength is more than physical."

An Autobot introduced in the movie, he is frequently leader of the Wreckers, an elite squad of Autobots.
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* TheBigGuy
* 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.
* InASingleBound: Springer's original toy bio specifically highlights his "pogo-like" jumping ability, from which he derives his name. Given that one of Springer's alternate modes is usually a helicopter, though, it's not an ability that sees a whole lot of use...
* LoveableRogue
* TheMusketeer: Wields a sword and a blaster, but usually uses one or the other in the series. Appropriate for the closest thing the Transformers have to a {{Swashbuckler}}.

!!Steeljaw
!!!Function: Tracker
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/steeljaw_2508.jpg
-->"What the eyes don't see, [[TheNoseKnows the nose knows]]."

Blaster's answer to Soundwave's Ravage.
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* [[RuleOfCool Everything's Better With Lions.]]
* TheNoseKnows: An expert tracker.
* [[MamaBear Momma Bear's Claws]]: When Carly Witwicky was searching for her son Daniel (as well as Grimlock).

!!Swerve
!!!Function: Metallurgist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/swerve_9737.jpg
-->"Molecular structure is the key to understanding."

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Gets distracted very easily.
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* MotorMouth: In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', his nickname at the Academy was "Shut the Hell Up".
* PaletteSwap: Of Gears.
* PluckyComicRelief: In IDW.
* WallOfBlather: In IDW.

!!Tailgate
!!!Function: Scout
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tailgate_4687.jpg
-->"Let my fellow mechanical beings go!"

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* {{Adorkable}}: In ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: he is trying to cope with catching up on six million years of lost time while having a very cheerfully naive and earnestly awkward personality.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: IDW verse
* NaiveNewcomer
* PaletteSwap: Of Windcharger.

!!Ultra Magnus
!!!Function: City Commander
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-->"Consistency is victory."

An Autobot who runs Autobot City on Earth. Frequently described as the brother of Optimus Prime.
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* ArchNemesis: Of Galvatron.
* BigBadassRig: Becomes one.
* BountyHunter: His [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye IDW]] incarnation works as an enforcer, hunting down anyone, Autobot or Decepticon, that violates the Tyrest Accord.
* CatchPhrase: "I can't deal with that right now." Ascribed to him by MemeticMutation, though he only says it the once, in a situation that's understandable in context.
* The ComicallySerious: IDW Ultra Magnus is essentially the ultimate old-fashioned StraightMan, especially in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''. Even when he's actually trying to be up-to-date and/or give snappy one-liners, he fails miserably.
-->"All weapons are trained on them in case they try something 'hilarious.'"
* GoodCounterpart: To Cyclonus sometimes and Galvatron other times.
* NeatFreak
* NoSenseOfHumor: See ComicallySerious
* NumberTwo: To Optimus or Rodimus. It's how he prefers it.
* PaletteSwap: Of Optimus, with some minor details.
* PowerArmor: He wears it so often, the armor is his definitive look. Without it, he could be mistaken for Optimus Prime at first glance.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: So brave and honorable he is respected by Humans, Autobots AND Decepticons.
** Daniel and Wheelie went to try to find his date of creation in "Surprise Party" to give him a party.
* RoboFamily: Sometimes said to be Optimus Prime's brother.
* WorthyOpponent: He respects Cyclonus as a brother warrior, and the feeling is mutual.

!!Wheelie
!!!Function: Survivalist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wheelie_2428.jpg
-->"Only the fierce shall live."

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* AdaptationalBadass: Some continuities play up his survivalist background due to the extended period of time he spent away from the main Autobot forces on dangerous alien worlds.
* BratsWithSlingshots
* KidAppealCharacter: Specifically, to Daniel.
* RhymesOnADime
* RobotKid

!!Wreck-Gar
!!!Function: Junkion Leader
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wreck-gar_3537.jpg
-->"Collect and save, collect and save."

Leader of the Junkions. More of an ally to the Autobots than an Autobot per se.
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Like most Junkions, he enjoys Earth television shows and movies. The tfwiki notes that he may be the only being in the universe who likes clowns.
* BadassBiker: In the movie, not only do he and the Junkions transform into motorbikes, ''they ride each other''.
* GrailInTheGarbage: The Planet Junkion. Meh...
* RocketPunch
* SpannerInTheWorks: Quintesson scientists pride themselves on being able to predict the moves and reactions of everybody. Wreck-Gar is so bizarre that he defies all expectations.
* VerbalTic: The Junkions speak in mixed advertisement [[ShoutOut shout-outs]].
* [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic The Weird Al]]: In his G1 themesong and his Animated counterpart.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:1987 Autobots]]

!!Brainstorm
!!!Function: Biomechanical Engineer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brainstorm_450.jpg
-->"The strongest tyrant cannot crush freedom of thought."

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* LackOfEmpathy: Somewhat. In IDW's comics, Brainstorm makes it his mission to create incredibly excessive and creatively brutal weaponry, and shows little guilt over the implications of this. When an autobot, Ore dies, he cracks a joke about it.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* ForScience: He's the Autobots' idea man. In ''[[ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]'', this tips fully over into MadScientist.
* MadScientist
* SmallNameBigEgo: In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', where he tends to act like he's a big celebrity and galaxy-renowned scientist, but everyone else just treats him as an average, if somewhat insane, egghead.

!!Chromedome
!!!Function: Computer Programmer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chromedome_6095.jpg
-->"A battle plan is only as good as its programmer."

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* InterrogatingTheDead: In IDW he's a "mnemosurgeon" that can read robots' memories, especially dead 'bots.
* TheLancer: To Fortress Maximus, in the anime.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* OfficialCouple: With Rewind, in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* {{Telepathy}}: In IDW. More specifically, he's a skilled mnemosurgeon, who can hack into the minds of other Transformers to read their memories.

!!Crosshairs
!!!Function: Weapons Supervisor
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crosshairs_7511.jpg
-->"Don't shoot until you see the wires in their eyes."

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* EmpathicWeapon: Pinpointer.

!!Fastlane and Cloudraker
!!!Function: Warrior (Fastlane), Sky Fighter (Cloudraker)
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-->'''Fastlane:''' "Either you're out of my way or out of luck."
-->'''Cloudraker:''' "Gravity is the chain that binds us all."

Identical robots who transform into completely different vehicles (a race car and a plane, respectively)
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Fastlane.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Enclosed Spaces?]]: Cloudraker.

!!Fortress Maximus
!!!Function: Headmaster Leader
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-->"Prepare for war, but strive for peace."

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* AntiHero: IDW comics, he's the no-nonsense warden of G-9, and always runs a tight ship as they hold some of the most dangerous prisoners. Get out of line, and he'll have you stripped down to a spark, and kept in a jar (though Arcee mentions its a quite pleasant experience).
* ArchNemesis: To Scorponok.
* ActualPacifist: He'd like to be, at least.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: IDW comics he goes ballistic after spending over 2 years being tortured.
* BerserkButton: After the events of "Last Stand of the Wreckers," references to Overlord will alternately cause him to violently flip out or collapse into a blubbering wreck. He's shot other Autobots just for having the same ''colors'' as Overlord.
* LosingYourHead: Is a Headmaster.

!!Hardhead
!!!Function: Ground Assault
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hardhead_799.jpg
-->"It's either MY way - or NO way!"

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* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* TankGoodness
* 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.
* ShootTheDog: Implied to have to do it a lot in the IDW comics. When Nightbeat suspects himself to be a sleeper, he takes Hardhead with him, and tells Hardhead to execute him if he goes rogue. When Jhiaxus seizes control of Nightbeat's mind and almost has Hardhead killed, before giving a HannibalLecture, Hardhead just nods at the speech, and calmly shoots Nightbeat through the head, killing him.

!!Highbrow
!!!Function: Electronic Warfare
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/highbrow_5978.jpg
-->"War is the playground of the ignorant."

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* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* InsufferableGenius: Hoo boy. Dangerously combined with...
!!The Monsterbots
!!!Function: Military Strategist (Grotusque), Counter-Intelligence (Repugnus), Supply Procurer (Doublecross)
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-->'''Grotusque:''' "If it ain't fun to do, it ain't worth doing."
-->'''Repugnus:''' "No job is too disgusting to disgust me."
-->'''Doublecross:''' "Decepticon destruction is my favorite sport... and mine, too."

Three Autobots who transform into fantastic beasts. They are Grotusque, Repugnus, and Doublecross.
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* MeaningfulName: Repugnus is a worse person than half the Decepticons.
* PlayingWithFire: They can all can breathe it in beast mode.
* SplitPersonality: Doublecross.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Repugnus is the nastiest Autobot to still be portrayed as a hero; only the [[ToylessToylineCharacter comic-exclusive Flame]], an unrepentant villain, is worse. The only reason the Autobots keep him around is because he's the only one willing to do less-than-ethical missions when they prove necessary.

!!Pointblank
!!!Function: Enforcer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pointblank_1962.jpg
-->"Be brief of speech and long on action."

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* EmpathicWeapon: Peacemaker.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Went from being cheerful and adventurous to weary and pessimistic.
* TheStoic: A quote in his official profile sums up his reasons for his relative silence. "Words are what got us into this mess in the first place. They do more harm than weapons."

!!Punch/Counterpunch
!!!Function: Double Agent
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/punch_-_counterpunch_4284.jpg
-->"In my business, there are no friends, only suspects."

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* FakeDefector
* ProperlyParanoid: Trusts no one because he himself is an Autobot disguised as a Decepticon, and suspects that there may be Autobots who are actually Decepticon agents in disguise. This proves to be the case on several occasions.
* ReverseMole: He's undercover as a Decepticon.
* SplitPersonality: According to his bio, Punch experiences blackouts that imply Counterpunch could be developing a personality of his own.

!!Sureshot
!!!Function: Sharpshooter
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sureshot_1170.jpg
-->"Believing in yourself improves your aim better than target practice."

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* ColdSniper
* EmpathicWeapon: Spoilsport, a ColdSniper in his own right.

!!The Technobots
!!!Function: Technobot Leader (Scattershot), Data Processor (Lightspeed), Assault Vehicle (Nosecone), Gunner (Afterburner), Aerial Gunner (Strafe), Warrior (Computron)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scattershot_7935.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lightspeed_9049.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nosecone_7510.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterburner_7703.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strafe_2183.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/computron_2417.jpg
-->'''Scattershot:''' "Decepticons are like rust spots - they're ugly and they can pop up anywhere."
-->'''Lightspeed:''' "Space travel is the only flight to freedom."
-->'''Nosecone:''' "It's not who's the fastest; it's who reaches the finish line."
-->'''Afterburner:''' "Following leaders leads nowhere."
-->'''Strafe:''' "Shoot everywhere - since that's where the enemies are."
-->'''Computron:''' "Complete data analysis is essential for the synthesis of successful strategy."

They merge to form Computron.
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Computron. He takes forever to make a move in a fight, but once he does? OHKO all the way, baby. (It's actually getting that hit in before he gets pulverized that's the problem.)
** Lightspeed pulls this off in the show as well (in "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1") by taking a split-second to look at the situation and coming up with a plan that he quickly sets in motion through his teammates. And it works.
* The FiveManBand who transform into futuristic (for 2006) / Cybertronian vehicles.
** TheHero / TheBigGuy: Scattershot (leader and can transform into a jet and cannon-thing)
** TheBigGuy: Meanwhile, Afterburner has anger management issues and a gun.
** TheLancer: Afterburner (argues with Scattershot all the time) and Lightspeed (who, considering his personality is the [[OnlySaneMan ''real'']] [[NiceGuy foil]] [[TheStrategist to]] [[SensitiveGuyandManlyMan Scattershot's]], and with his tendency to take over ordering the others around when Scattershot isn't there, arguably makes him the better fit as [[TheLancer lancer]] of the team.)
** TheChick: Lightspeed, but [[SanitySlippage Strafe]] may also fill this role considering his chronic paranoia and the fact that he's honestly just a [[TheWoobie really sweet guy underneath it all]]... at least according to his bio. The show doesn't get that across so much.
** TheSmartGuy: [[OnlySaneMan Poor Nosecone]] (though technically all of them to an extent. Nosecone and Lightspeed just display it more.)
* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... Ooh, look at the stars]]: Lightspeed
* BadassBookworm: Nosecone
* {{Jerkass}}: Afterburner. He has a BerserkButton that is constantly in some state of ''pressed''.
* [[LeeroyJenkins Leeroybot]]: [[MemeticMutation Strafe]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8wokfoyHf4 Sets It Off]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Lightspeed is a variation of this. He's a futuristic car who would love nothing more than to be reformatted into a spaceship to explore the universe.
* SuperIntelligence: Computron.
** [[DependingOnTheWriter During the cartoon's third season,]] Grimlock used his suddenly advanced intelligence (a long story told in "Grimlock's New Brain") to build the Technobots out of spare parts found in Unicron's brain. He then transfered his knowledge into the Computron's brain; hence reverting Grimlock back to his old self. This also explains how Computron averts the DumbMuscle trope.

!!The Throttlebots
!!!Function: Scout (Chase), Saboteur (Freeway), Surveillance (Searchlight), Tracker (Rollbar), Materials Transport (Wideload)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chaseart_4536.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/freeway_2607.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/searchlight_3603.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rollbar_1132.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wideload_169.jpg
-->'''Chase:''' "Hunters drive; targets park."
-->'''Freeway:''' "Words can cut deeper than steel."
-->'''Searchlight:''' "Seeing is, by itself, not enough for believing."
-->'''Rollbar:''' "When the going gets tough, the tough get driving!"
-->'''Wideload:''' Look good and you'll have the world in your pocket."

A group of Autobots led by Goldbug, the former Bumblebee. They are Chase, Freeway, Searchlight, Rollbar and Wideload. Tropes about Goldbug go in Bumblebee/Goldbug, above.
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* {{Expy}}: They replaced the Mini-Vehicles in the toy line.
** Chase is one of Cliffjumper.
** Rollbar is one of Brawn.
* CompositeCharacter: Rollbar has many characteristics of both Brawn and Trailbreaker.
* MotorMouth: Chase.
* JerkAss: Freeway thinks he's a comedian. The others... don't.
* RatedMForManly: Rollbar is a gung-ho manly-man's bot full of competition, enthusiasm, and corny macho cliches, but is unquestionably brave and respected enough to be made leader when Goldbug isn't around.
* SixthRanger: Goldbug. Sometimes he isn't even acknowledged as part of the team.
* TheQuietOne: Searchlight.
* WatchThePaintJob: For a dump truck, Wide Load is very particular about his appearance.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:1988 Autobots]]

!!Cloudburst
!!!Function: Space Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloudburst_4522.jpg
-->"You can't tell a bot by his cover."

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* TheCharmer: A facade. He's actually really insecure about himself.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Cloudburst's diplomacy and abilities made the First One of Femax consider him as her mate.

!!Getaway
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/getaway_5086.jpg
-->"Run hot, but always keep your cool."

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* EscapeArtist

!!Groundbreaker
!!!Function: Ground Trooper
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/groundbreaker_269.jpg
-->"The first one in is the first one to win!"

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!!Gunrunner
!!!Function: Squadron Leader
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gunrunner_6748.jpg
-->"The truth wrapped in a lie is still a lie."

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* FailureKnight

!!Hosehead
!!!Function: Emergency Rescue
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hosehead_4533.jpg
-->"If at first you don't succeed, keep trying."

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* LosingYourHead: He's a headmaster binary bonded to a nebulan named Lug. When Hosehead dies, Lug continues to function as himself in the ''Franchise/TransformersClassics'' comics.

!!Joyride
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joyride_6911.jpg
-->"Enjoy each moment like it's your last."

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!!Landfill
!!!Function: Materials Transport
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/landfill_8830.jpg
-->"Adventure is found in unlikely places."

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* FatSlob: The Transformer equivalent. He's the Autobots' waste-disposal guy, and actually a very nice bot, but the other Autobots dislike him because he never cleans up after himself and smells really bad.

!!Landmine
!!!Function: Asteroid Miner
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/landmine_4002.jpg
-->"The greatest treasures are found in the darkest places."

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!!Nightbeat
!!!Function: Detective
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nightbeat_8005.jpg
-->"Truth is revealed in the smallest detail."

An Autobot who likes to solve mysteries.
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* HardboiledDetective: Frequently written as an homage to the genre, especially by Furman.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster (as shown in a single Marvel UK issue).
* PrivateDetective: Especially in ''[[Franchise/TransformersClassics Classics]]''.

!!The Pretender Beasts
!!!Function: Surveillance (Catilla), Ground Trooper (Chainclaw)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catilla_1800.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chainclaw_2916.jpg
-->'''Catilla:''' "Stalk before you strike."
-->'''Chainclaw:''' The only thing for certain is uncertainty."

They are the hunter Catilla and the worrywart Chainclaw.
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* BearsAreBadNews: Chainclaw.
* HeelFaceTurn: Before being an Autobot, Catilla was part of the Mayhem Attack Squad.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Catilla treats his enemies like prey.
* PantheraAwesome: Catilla.

!!Quickmix
!!!Function: Chemist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quickmix_3441.jpg
-->"The faster it is, the better I like it."

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* ForScience
* HairTriggerTemper

!!Quickswitch
!!!Function: Assault Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quickswitch_1325.jpg
-->"A confused enemy is a defeated enemy."

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* RoboFamily: In the commercial that introduces him, he's said to be Sixshot's son.
* 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...
* PantheraAwesome: One of his alt modes is a giant puma.

!!Scoop
!!!Function: Field Infantry
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scoop_7489.jpg
-->"Generosity has its own rewards."

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* {{Determinator}}
* EmpathicWeapon: Two of them: Holepunch and Tracer
* ReligiousBruiser: Faithful believer in the buried legends of Primus, reads Primus' Covenant...and a Wrecker.

!!Siren
!!!Function: Incendiary Damage Control
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sirenart_319.jpg
-->"Act first, ask questions later."

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* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster, even if it's never shown in the comics.
* NoIndoorVoice: [[CharacterExaggeration Exaggerated]] in ''Franchise/TransformersClassics''.
* TheWatson: To Nightbeat.

!!Sky High
!!!Function: Scout
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sky_high_art_8737.jpg
-->"Imagination is the key that unlocks the chains of reality."

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!!Slamdance
!!!Function: Audio Correspondant (Grand Slam), Video Correspondant (Raindance)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/grand_slam_2855.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/raindanceart_5514.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slamdance_6296.jpg
-->'''Grand Slam:''' "The sounds of war are history speaking."
-->'''Function:''' "Every Picture tells a story.

An Autobot composed of the cassettes Grand Slam and Raindance.
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* IntrepidReporter

!!Slapdash
!!!Function: Interceptor
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slapdash_2586.jpg
-->"Sometimes, if you wait long enough, problems solve themselves."

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* DrivesLikeCrazy
* PowerIncontinence: Has been known to forget his Powermaster engine, leaving him stuck in vehicle mode at... inopportune times.

!!The Sparkabots
!!!Function: Military Strategist (Fizzle), Interceptor (Sizzle), Ground Assault (Guzzle)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fizzle_1512.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sizzle_7585.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guzzle_6878.jpg
-->'''Fizzle:''' "Planning a battle is ten times more important than fighting it."
-->'''Sizzle:''' "Life in the fast lane is the only life worth living."
-->'''Guzzle:''' "It is better to have fought and lost than never to have fought at all."

Composed of the talkative Fizzle, the reckless Sizzle, and the gruff veteran Guzzle.
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* BloodKnight: Guzzle's experiences in ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers, 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.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sizzle.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Guzzle is extremely fuel inefficient and has to consume large amounts of fuel to function. In the IDW continuity, this is a side effect of his body and alt mode upgrades.
* TankGoodness: Guzzle.
* TheResenter: Guzzle is this towards Kup as many of his friends were killed by the old bot while trying to rescue him from himself.

!!Splashdown
!!!Function: Naval Commander
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/splashdown_9118.jpg
-->"Outflank your enemy and you won't have to outgun him."

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!!The Triggerbots
!!!Function: Lookout (Backstreet), Aerial Combat (Dogfight), Scout (Override)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/backstreet_2200.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dogfightart_9555.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/override_254.jpg
-->'''Backstreet:''' "A moment of indecision can be your last."
-->'''Dogfight:''' "Don't fire 'til you see the lights of their eyes."
-->'''Override:''' "Let your actions do the talking and no one will misunderstand you."

Composed of the nervous Backstreet, the homicidal Dogfight, and the brash Override.
* AxCrazy: Dogfight toward Decepticons.

!!Waverider
!!!Function: Naval Warfare
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/waverider_3176.jpg
-->"Freedom for all starts with freedom of navigation."

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:1989 Autobots]]

!!The Battle Patrol
!!!Function: Rapid Deployment Strike Force
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/big_shot_9077.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sidetrack_6268.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flak_1314.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sunrunner_8463.jpg
-->"It is better to strike first, than to not strike at all.

Composed of Flak, Sidetrack, Sun-Runner, and Big Shot.
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!!Countdown
!!!Function: Aerospace Commander
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/countdown_2299.jpg
-->"For a world without evil, you need a universe without evil."

A Micromoaster, he runs the Autobots' Rocket Base.
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!!Crossblades
!!!Function: Ground Reinforcement
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crossblades_66.jpg
-->"A warrior is only as good as his weapons."

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!!Doubleheader
!!!Function: Surveillance
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doubleheader_2920.jpg
-->"Burn, baby, burn!"

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* MultipleHeadCase: Each head actually has a different function.

!!Erector
!!!Function: Construction Engineer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/erector_4970.jpg
-->"Everyone loses if there's nothing to win."

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* JokeCharacter: His name has propelled him into one, he even became a finalist for the Hall of Fame.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Went up against the Constructicons, and destroyed them (temporarily).

!!Groundshaker
!!!Function: Field Commander
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/groundshaker_8702.jpg
-->"A life without risk is a life without reward."

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!!Hot House
!!!Function: Long Range Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hot_house_2702.jpg
-->"Communication is the key that unlocks victory."

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* FiremenAreHot

!!Ironworks
!!!Function: Communications Bay
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ironworks_7255.jpg
-->"Strong support needs a good foundation."

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!!Longtooth
!!!Function: Undersea Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/longtooth_9238.jpg
-->"The greatest truths lie at the greatest depths."

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!!The Off Road Patrol
!!!Function: Covert Activities
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/powertrain_3095.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/high_jump_1838.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mudslinger_643.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tote_1159.jpg
-->"Don't follow orders, follow instincts."

Composed of Musdlinger, High Jump, Powertrain, and Tote.
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!!Overload
!!!Function: Troop Transport
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/overload_1261.jpg
-->"Know your enemy and he's yours."

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!!Pincher
!!!Function: Chemical Engineer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pincher_1864.jpg
-->"Be humble of word, but great in deed."

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* MadScientist: Says it right there in this Tech Spec!

!!The Race Car Patrol
!!!Function: Reconnaissance
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roadhandler_2444.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/freewheeler_8895.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/swindler_5121.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tailspin_3404.jpg
-->"In confusion there is opportunity."

Composed of Swindler, Freewheeler, Roadhandler, and Tailspin.
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!!The Rescue Patrol
!!!Function: Search & Rescue
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fixit_1505.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/redhot_7937.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seawatch_3329.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stakeout_9354.jpg
-->"True victory can lie only in the ability to locate and mend the injured."

Compose of Redhot, Seawatch, Fixit, and Stakeout.
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!!Skyhammer
!!!Function: Ground and Air Assault
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/skyhammer_8628.jpg
-->"There is no disgrace in not succeeding, only in not trying."

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* KnightInShiningArmor

!!Vroom
!!!Function: Saboteur
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vroomart_913.jpg
-->"Don't take a chance if you don't stand a chance."

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:1990 Autobots]]

!!The Air Patrol
!!!Function: Air Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eagle_eye_8164.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blaze_master_5006.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_other_sky_high_2323.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tread_bolt_9185.jpg
-->"Keep your eye to the sky!"

Composed of Blaze Master, Sky High ([[NamesTheSame the other one]]), Eagle Eye, and Treadbolt.
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* TheSociopath: Blaze Master is another candidate for most morally-bankrupt Autobot; his favorite pastime is covering Decepticons in napalm, then laughing as they burn to death.

!!The Astro Squad
!!!Function: Interstellar Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/missile_master_5358.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/phaser_5525.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/heave_7617.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barrage_4180.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blast_master_1187.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moonrock_9860.jpg
-->"There's no speed like light speed!"

Composed of Heave, Barrage, Blast Master, Moonrock, Phaser, and Missile Master.
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!!The Construction Patrol
!!!Function: Ground Reinforcement
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takedown_4254.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/groundpounder_5663.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neutro_8296.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crumble_1460.jpg
-->"The foundations of freedom are forged on solid ground."

Composed of Groundpounder, Neutro, Takedown, and Crumble.
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!!Full-Barrel and Overflow
!!!Function: Regional Ground/Air Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/battlefield_headquarters_8770.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/battlefield_headquarters-1_831.jpg
-->"Speed and power are the driving force for victory."

Two Micromasters who run the Autobots' Battlefield Headquarters.
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!!The Hot Rod Patrol
!!!Function: Highway Recon
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/big_daddy_art_9876.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trip-up_9067.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hubs_7817.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/greaser_4566.jpg
-->"The essence of speed relies on our power to perform."

Composed of Trip-Up, Hubs, Greaser, and Big Daddy.
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!!Jackpot
!!!Function: Strategist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jackpot_transformers_3891.png
-->"You can't win if you don't play."

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* BornLucky
* HandsomeLech (in [[TransformersTransTech TransTech]])
* {{Hustler}} (ditto)
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hubcap (ditto, again)

!!Kick-Off
!!!Function: Security Expert
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kick-off_transformers_9322.png
-->"Draw courage from defeat and you gain more than you lose."

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!!Mainframe
!!!Function: Systems Analyst
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mainframe_3425.png
-->"A program is only as good as its programmer."

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* AbsentMindedProfessor
* TheSpock

!!The Metro Squad
!!!Function: Urban Protection
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oiler_1751.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/road_burner_5099.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/power_run_9467.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slide_5721.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/strikedown_6085.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wheel_blaze_526.jpg
-->"Protecting life is the most unselfish act of all!"

Composed of Road Burner, Power Run, Slide, Oiler, Strikedown, and Wheel Blaze.
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!!The Monster Trucks Patrol
!!!Function: Ground Transport
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hydraulic_920.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/heavy_tread_4828.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/big_hauler_7715.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slow_poke_6690.jpg
-->"We're a giant, mobile wall of Autobot might!"

Composed of Heavy Tread, Big Hauler, Hydraulic, and Slow Poke.
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!!Over-Run
!!!Function: Air Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/over-run_3959.png
-->"I rule the skies with a heavy hand!"

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* TheNeidermeyer
* SmallNameBigEgo

!!Pipeline and Gusher
!!!Function: Ground Defense and Counterattack
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tanker_truck-1_1823.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tanker_truck_7302.jpg
-->"Leave the enemy spitting dust and bolts."

Two bickering Micromasters who command the Autobots' Tanker Trucks.
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* OddCouple
* TankGoodness

!!Rad
!!!Function: Aerospace Engineer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rad_transformers_449.png
-->"Think before you shoot, but shoot before you're shot!"

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!!Retro and Surge
!!!Function: Long Range Defense
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/missile_launcher_6132.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/missile_launcher-1_2458.jpg
-->"Perseverance leads to triumph."

Two battle-hardened Micromasters who pilot the Autobots' Missile Launchers.
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!!Rollout
!!!Function: Covert Operations
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rollout_664.png
-->"The greater the weapon, the greater the power!"

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!!Skyfall
!!!Function: Weapons Engineer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/skyfall_transformers_3825.png
-->"Flying is the ultimate freedom."

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* [[spoiler:FalseFriend]] (in [[ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]])
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:TheResenter]] (again, in LSOTW)

!!Sprocket
!!!Function: Surface Surveillance
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sprocket_transformers_4050.png
-->"Know your enemy and victory is yours!"

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* BloodKnight
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} (in [[TransformersWingsOfHonor Wings of Honor]])

[[/folder]]

[[folder:1991 Autobots]]

!!The Motorvators
!!!Function: Assault Force Leader (Gripper), Scout, Messenger (Lightspeed), Tactician, Troubleshooter (Flame)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gripper_6840.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lightspeed_1314.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flameart_3985.jpg
-->'''Gripper:''' "To go forward across unknown terrain is only the beginning..."
-->'''Lightspeed:''' "Light years flash past at mind numbingly sub-atomic speeds."
-->'''Flame:''' "Too hot to handle is ice cold to me."

Composed of Gripper, Lightspeed, and Flame.
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* NamesTheSame: There's another Autobot named Flame, a ToylessToylineCharacter with a... [[MadScientist rather different]] personality.
** As well as the Technobot named Lightspeed.
* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe, where the ''Generation 1'' line continued three more years.
* PaletteSwap: Of the Brainmasters from the Japanese series ''TransformersVictory''.
* [[FiveManBand Three Man Band]]
** TheHero: Gripper.
** TheLancer: Lightspeed.
** TheSmartGuy: Flame.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:1992 Autobots]]

!!The Turbomasters
!!!Function: Commander-in-chief (Thunder Clash), Forceleader (Boss), Defense Tactics Specialist (Hurricane), Decoy (Flash), Rear Guard (Scorch), Guide & Strategician (Rotorstorm)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thunder_clash_2546.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bossart_8509.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hurricaneart_7253.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/flashart_9249.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scorch_9942.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rotorstorm_4189.jpg
-->'''Thunder Clash:''' "We're ready and more than able. Let them throw all they want at us. We stand as one."
-->'''Boss:''' "Never underestimate the enemy... he's always worse than you could ever imagine."
-->'''Hurricane:''' "Give it all you've got. There may not be a tomorrow."
-->'''Flash:''' "Don't blink. I was that blur on the horizon."
-->'''Scorch:''' "No one gets past me. If they know what's good for them."
-->'''Rotorstorm:''' "Get into your enemy's mind. And them beat him at his own game."

Composed of Thunder Clash, Boss, Hurricane, Flash, Scorch, and Rotorstorm.
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* [[FiveManBand Six Bot Band]]:
** TheHero: Thunder Clash.
** TheLancer: Boss.
** TheSmartGuy: Hurricane.
** TheBigGuy: Flash (in personality; in practice, he's a FragileSpeedster) and Scorch (a StoneWall)
** TheChick: Rotorstorm (male)
* TheAce: Rotorstorm, in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' (though he turns out to be more of a BrokenAce in the end).
* TheCaptain: Thunderclash, in ''TransformersWingsOfHonor''.
* NoExportForYou: Only available in Europe.
* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: [=WoH=] Thunderclash again, with a bit of either SouthernGentleman or QuintessentialBritishGentleman depending on how you interpret his accent and mannerisms.
* WouldHitAGirl: [=WoH=] Thunderclash, though he laments having to do it.

!!The Rescue Force
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rescue_force_6037.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RescueForceTunnelBorerArt_2062.jpg
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RescueForceOffRoadVehicleArt_7019.jpg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RescueForceHeavyLiftVehicleArt_5846.jpg

Composed of Rescue Force, Rescuer Force 1, Rescue Force 2, and Rescue Force 3. Seriously, that's their names.
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* CombiningMecha: They form the equally-imaginatively-named Big Rescue Force... in theory. The resulting robot has no arms, thanks to the Breastforce members that form the arms not being exported.
* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* Palette Swap: Of the Breastforce from ''Anime/TransformersVictory''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Canon Immigrants/Foreigners]]
Characters who originated as fiction-only characters instead of being introduced in the original toyline, though some of them later got toys after their initial debut.

!!Impactor
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/impactor_autopedia_4661.jpg
->(from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'')

Founder of the Wreckers and its first leader.
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* {{Badass}}
* BrokenPedestal: To Ironfist in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' when Ironfist learns why Impactor was imprisoned, he [[spoiler: gives Perceptor the OK to kill him.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: Before the war Impactor was a miner, and had a bit of a temper, but he was friends with and always hung out with [[spoiler: Megatron]], criticizing him because of his poetry, and pacifistic ways. When the war is fully underway, Impactor confronts and is beaten by his friend who no longer recognizes him, having his jaw blown off. As [[spoiler: Megatron]] gives a speech and is about to kill him, Impactor scrapes into the ground "Not more of Your Poetry," and [[spoiler: Megatron]] hesitates long enough for Impactor to escape.
* CameBackWrong: Brought back as one of [[MadScientist Flame's]] zombie army.
* CatchPhrase: "Wreck and Rule."
* HeroicBystander: Before the war he was sitting and having a drink with a friend, when two military cadets beat up a helpless civilian for spilling their drink. Impactor got up, drunk, activated his drill, and attacked the two. His arresting officer notes that he ripped the legs of one of them and shoved them into the garbage compactor.
* HeroicSacrifice: He died in ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' TakingTheBullet fired by Macabre meant for Xaaron.
* TheLeader: Of the Wreckers
* PayEvilUntoEvil: He murders all the Squadron X (a group of the Decepticon's most notorious murderers) members when they were restrained and defenseless. This is the act which got him arrested and sentenced to Garrus-9. He states they got what they deserve, and Roadbuster speculates that it may have been a KickTheSonOfABitch as Impactor was angry that the red-tape in high-command was letting murderers go, a disillusionment with the system, and psyche problems.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Only toy ever released was a retool of Onslaught for the Alignment universe.
* TheUndead: Becomes a zombie in ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''.

!!Alpha Trion
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alpha_trion_5937.png
->(from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' and CanonImmigrant to too many continuities to list)

A very, ''very'' old Transformer and mentor the younger generation of Autobots.

->Voiced by: John Stephenson & CoreyBurton (US)
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* BareFistedMonk: In ''Spotlight: Orion Pax'', Alpha Trion is introduced as a philosophical intellectual, and then quite handily takes on some mutant slicers with nothing but his fists. When this is lampshaded by his companion Nightbeat, Alpha Trion merely remarks that he has been involved in some ''very'' heated debates.
* CoolCar: His altmode in ''Spotlight: Orion Pax'' is basically [[Film/BatmanBegins the Tumbler with a cape.]]
* TheMentor: to Optimus Prime
* TimeAbyss: Ancient, even for a Transformer. [[spoiler: Takes on a whole new level after being revealed to be one of the Thirteen original Transformers.]]
* ToylessToylineCharacter

!!Breakaway
->(from ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'')
* ActualPacifist
* DistressedDude
* HealingHands
* TheMedic
* ThePollyanna
* Really700YearsOld

!!Chromia
!!!Function: Warrior
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chromia_7463.png
->(from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' and ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'')
-->"Let actions speak for you."

A member of Elita One's Female Autobots, and Ironhide's girlfriend.
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* TheLancer: To Elita One.
* [[GoodOlBoy Good Ol' Gal]]

!!Drift
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drift_transformers_3749.png
->(from ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'')

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* DeadpanSnarker: When written by James Roberts.
* HeelFaceTurn: A former Decepticon.
* TheFundamentalist: His brush with death during the ''Chaos'' storyline is said to have re-awakened his spiritual side.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* WarriorPoet

!!Emirate Xaaron
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emirate_xaaron_5618.png
->(from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'')

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* PaletteSwap: To Megatron, sans helmet.
* RebelLeader
* ToylessToylineCharacter: The only thing he got close to a toy was the Ruination combiner which was based partly on him, specifically the head.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: An ''emirate'' is not a person, but a ''place'' that is ruled by an ''emir''. (No, Xaaron's not one of the "big enough to be a GeniusLoci" bots).

!!Elita One
!!!Function: Recon Specialist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elita_one_8503.png
->(from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'')
-->"When you look good, I look good."

The leader of the Female Autobots and Optimus Prime's lover. Before she was reformatted for combat, she was known as Ariel.
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* LadyOfWar
* TimeStandsStill: She can freeze time, but this uses up so much energy that she risks death with each use.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Was one until she got a release as a [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Thunderblast]] retool

!!Firestar
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/firestar_transformers_3170.jpg
->(from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'')

A member of Elita One's Female Autobots who specialises in search and rescue.
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* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]

!!Flame
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/300px-flameuk_robottank_4324.jpg
->(from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'')
-->"All will pay homage to Flame, the Autobot who engineered the most incredible transformation of all - planet to space-craft! They called the Decepticon leader, Megatron insane when he began this project millions of years ago. But I saw the spark of genius in what others called insanity! And now, at last, his dream will become a reality!"

A disgraced Autobot scientist, and with fairly good reason. His brilliance is overshadowed by an obliviousness to risk as he stubbornly pursues his grandiose ideas. His sole concern with other beings is whether they think he's right. And if they don't, he only becomes more obsessed with accomplishing his goals, no matter who or what must be sacrificed.
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* ArcVillain: Of the stories City of Fear!, Legion of the Lost!, and Meltdown!.
* AxCrazy
* BondVillainStupidity: He plays this straight, since he really has no reason to leave Xaaron and the Wreckers alive.
* TheCameo: In ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' 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).
* KilledOffForReal: By Impactor who Flame turned into a zombie.
* MadScientist
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Flame is behind the robot zombie infestation in the City of Fear storyline.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: He has a zombie army.
* PlayingWithFire: Has a high-powered flame thrower in his firetank form.
* SlasherSmile His usalley expression.
* TankGoodness: His altmode is a firetank.
* ZombieApocalypse: Creates one.

!!Glyph
!!!Function: Archaeometrist
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/glyph_transformers_8918.png
->(from ''Franchise/TransformersClassics'')
-->"Erudition is the privilege of those who observe detail."

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* AdventurerArchaeologist
* AbsentMindedProfessor
* CunningLinguist
* DependingOnTheArtist: She can look exactly like the toy or have a more feminine shape.
* PaletteSwap: to Bumblebee.

!!Landshark
!!! Function: Tough Guy
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/landshark_transformers_6772.jpg
->(from ''TransformersWingsOfHonor'')
-->"Dude... Flak totally stole my motto!"

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* BigBrotherMentor: To young Kup.
* CaptainCrash
* CoolOldGuy: He's by far the oldest member of the Elite Guard, but acts nothing like the typical old wise crankpot elderly Transformer, and everything like a young punk.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* PluckyComicRelief
* ShoutOut: to the classic ''LiveActionTelevtion/SaturdayNightLive'' skit, [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:LandsharkWOH-energondelivery.jpg as seen here]]. WordOfGod from Rik Alvarez is that Creator/ChevyChase influenced Landshark's character, while Pete Sinclair states that Landshark loves SNL.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Flak.

!!Moonracer
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moonracer_8298.jpg
->(from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'')

A member of Elita One's Female Autobots and reportedly the best sharpshooter in the galaxy.
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* TheChick: On a team of women, Moonracer is the Chick.
* FriendlySniper
* GenkiGirl: Implied in the Wings continuity.

!!Rung
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rung_7514.png
->(from ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'')

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* {{Adorkable}}: A naive, somewhat straitlaced dork with OpaqueNerdGlasses and gangly limbs. He spends his time doing things like geekily building model spaceships, trying to tiptoe around interacting with a ship full of loons, and needing to be rescued.
* BigOlEyebrows: Which several other characters have commented on.
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot: surprisingly non-fatal.]]
* ButtMonkey: His first visual appearance had him beaten up and thrown onto a table in a bar.
* TheChewToy
* DistressedDude: To the point of starting to become a OnceAnEpisode gag.
* {{Geek}}: Collects and builds model spaceships, for starters.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* NonActionGuy
* TheShrink: To the Wreckers then to the crew of The Lost Light.

[[/folder]]
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