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[[folder:Autobot Rescue Force Sigma-17/Rescue Bots]]

* {{Action Duo}}s: The human-robot duos. One is an ordinary human [[BadassNormal trained for search and rescue]], while the other is a [[TheBigGuy huge Autobot with superhuman strength]].
* AllAPartOfTheJob: Though [[KnightInSourArmor some members]] of the team are a little less willing to put up with the acquired scrap that comes with having [[TheMasquerade to work with humans.]]
* {{Ambadassador}}s: Optimus even assigned them as ambassadors of the humans.
* {{Badass Baritone}}s: All the bots except [[{{Moe}} Blades]].
* BadassCrew: A non-combat version.
* CarFu
* ChromaticArrangement: The bots fit this trope to a tee.
* CoolShades: All except Boulder.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Heatwave (The Cynic), Chase (The Realist), Boulder (The Optimist), and Blades (The Conflicted).
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Heatwave (The Rational), Chase (Melancholic), Boulder (Sanguine), and Blades (Phlegmatic).
* {{Humongous Mecha}}s[=/=]MechanicalLifeforms: This ''is'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' after all.
* {{Meaningful Name}}s: ''Heatwave'' is a ''fire'' truck[[note]]it also applies to his other alt-form, a ''fireboat''[[/note]], ''Chase'' is a police car who pursues criminals, ''Boulder'' is a bulldozer who's tough and strong, and ''Blades'' is a helicopter propelled by rotors.
* {{Nice Guy}}s: All the bots except [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Heatwave]], really.
* {{Nice Hat}}s: Heatwave gets a fireman's helmet, Chase gets a police hat, and Boulder gets a hard hat.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Their Kind]]: They may very well be all that remain of the Rescue Bots.
* [[PapaWolf Papa Wolves]]: The Rescue Bots are very protective towards their humans, especially Cody. You could even say that Cody [[HasTwoMommies has]] ''[[{{Squick}} five]]'' [[UpToEleven daddies.]] [[ThatCameOutWrong Wait...]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Heatwave is hot-headed, while Chase is calm and collected.
** Also, Boulder is a friendly and emotional fellow, while Blades is a timid and anxious one.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Blades is sensitive and Heatwave is manly.

!Heatwave
!!Function: Rescue Force Commander

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[[caption-width-right:300:"Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue!"]]

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/SteveBlum

A Rescue-Bot that transforms into a fire engine and is partnered with Kade Burns (he is also the leader of the Rescue Bots). He dislikes the fact the Rescue Bots have to pretend they are mindless robots. He has a temper at times, but understands the need to place saving lives above all else.
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* AnAxeToGrind: Energize Axe.
* BadassInCharge: The leader of the Rescue Bots at least.
* BadassMustache: The top half of his face is darker than the bottom half, giving the impression of a faux-mustache.
* BadButt: Heatwave is the biggest {{Badass}} on the show. However, he was not designed for combat and only has a [[ImprobableWeaponUser fire hose]] at his disposal.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Big Guy to Kade's Little Guy.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Is thoroughly irritated at being forced to act like a robotic drone and relinquish all the praise and credit for his heroism to his human partner.
* GrumpyBear
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Technically, he has no ''actual'' weapons, so he uses [[MakingASplash water]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheKirk
* KillItWithFire: Heatwave's new energize tool can fire both water and fire.
* KnightInSourArmor: Thing is, Heatwave ''does'' believe in truth, justice and all that other stuff. He's also very devoted to the Rescue Bot cause. He just doesn't like not being recognized by ''anybody'' for his hard work and dedication, hence the sour.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority
* TheLeader
* MakingASplash: He uses a fire hose for putting out fires and [[ImprobableWeaponUser kicking some tailpipe!]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler: In season 2, he learns to be a Triple Changer and gets a fireboat as his third form.]]
* NiceHat: Acquires one after scanning his alt mode. Fittingly enough, it's a fireman's helmet.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Red coat, yellow lights, and blue windows.
* RedIsHeroic
* RefusedByTheCall: It's implied that he'd very much like to be with Team Prime, contributing directly to the war effort, but Optimus gently turns him down.

!Chase
!!Function: Rescue Force Member

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[[caption-width-right:317:"Two peanuts walked down the road. One had high sodium content."]]

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/DCDouglas

A Rescue-Bot that transforms into a police car and is partnered with Chief Charlie Burns. Chase has a "by-the-book" personality and tends to fuss over any new concept that violates any law he is familiar with, though at times his sense of humor and understanding emerges. He gets along well with his human partner Chief Charlie Burns.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Big Guy to Chief's Little Guy.
* ByTheBookCop: A stickler for following rules and laws to the letter.
** Since he has no frame of reference to gauge the spirit of the law, he's glad to be paired with Charlie Burns, who knows everyone in town.
* CannotTellAJoke
* TheComicallySerious
* CoolCar: His alt-mode.
* TheLancer: Seems to be the closest thing the bots have to a "second in command".
* NoSenseOfHumor: Chase couldn't tell a decent joke to save his life, much less understand one.
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock: Though a more compassionate version than some others, coupled with a strong sense of morality, if his immediate disregard of the rules to stop a potentially dangerous and/or lethal toxic waste spill in "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock" is any indication.
** Not stoic, just businesslike.
* ShieldBash
* SpockSpeak
* UndercoverCopReveal: Went undercover to see what Evan and Miles were planning... without telling the others.

!Boulder
!!Function: Rescue Force Member

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[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm part tractor. It's what I do."]]

-->'''Voiced by''': Imari Williams

A Rescue-Bot that transforms into a bulldozer and is partnered with Graham Burns. Boulder is fascinated with Earth culture and is always eager to learn more from books and other sources. He has a very kind and friendly demeanor.
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He's a big fan of painting.
* BadassBookworm
* TheBigGuy
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Big Guy to Graham's Little Guy
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Loves animals, flowers, and painting.
* DitzyGenius / IdiotBall: Had some trouble processing that a ''lion'' wasn't exactly the best choice for a TeamPet.
* EyeColorChange: They change from yellow (normal, talking mode) to blue (idle, robot mode).
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GeniusBruiser: "Hydraulic conductivity is ''fascinating!''"
* GentleGiant
* ManChild: Loves to play in the snow.
* NatureLover

!Blades
!!Function: Rescue Force Air Support

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[[caption-width-right:300:"Fear is a great motivator."]]

-->'''Voiced by''': Parvesh Cheena

A Rescue-Bot that transforms into a rescue helicopter and is partnered with Dani Burns. Back on Cybertron, Blades had a land-based vehicle mode and is not used to flying, thus culminating in a slight fear of heights. Out of the Rescue Bots, he is the most expressive emotionally.
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* AcrophobicBird: He never had the ability to fly until he landed on Earth. He was ''not'' happy about the change.
* BadassAdorable: The cutest, softest, sweetest of all the Rescue Bots, still won't hesitate to put his spark on the line to save people.
* ButtMonkey: In the beginning, at least.
* CoolShades: Appears to have a pair of aviator sunglasses in robot mode.
* CowardlyLion
* CuteMachines: The entire team is arguably cute, due to either the cartoon's ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''-esque aesthetic or each of [[GrumpyBear their]] [[{{Adorkable}} endearing]] [[BruiserWithASoftCenter personalities]], but Blades takes the cake. Seriously, he reaches dangerously ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' levels of {{Moe}} from time to time.
* GenreSavvy: Horror movies have taught him that you should never split up the group.
* TheHeart
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Dani's Tiny Girl.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Dani's Masculine Girl. A Non-romantic example.
* RealMenWearPink: Finds Priscilla's Cathy doll from "Spellbound" to be charming.
* WeakButSkilled: The smallest and lightest of all bots on the team, but he makes up for it by being the only flyer.
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[[folder:Front-line Autobots]]

!Optimus Prime
!!Function: Autobot Leader
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/PeterCullen

Leader of the Autobots, who gave the Rescue Bots their mission. He appears mainly via view-screen.
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* BadassBaritone: Comes with being voiced by Creator/PeterCullen.
* BigGood
* TheComicallySerious: A carryover from his portrayal in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
* SupportingLeader

!Bumblebee
!!Function: Scout

Legendary Autobot Scout, war hero, and member of Optimus Prime's team of Autobots. As seen in ''TransformersPrime'', Bumblebee lost his voice box in the line of duty and possesses a unique form of speech.
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* CuteMute: Thanks to an injury to his voice box he sustained during the war, Bumblebee can only communicate through [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2-esque]] beeps and whirrs.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: While most humans (including the viewers) can't understand Bumblebee's beeping language, no Transformer ever seems to have this problem.
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[[folder:Humans]]

!Burns Family

* ActionDuo: The human-robot duos. One is an ordinary human [[BadassNormal trained for search and rescue]], while the other is a [[TheBigGuy huge Autobot with superhuman strength]].
* BadassFamily
* {{Badass Normal}}s
* AllAPartOfTheJob: A commonality between the Burns and their robot companions, though the family doesn't have to hide their sentience or any such thing.


!!Chief Charlie Burns
!!!Function: Rescue Chief
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MauriceLaMarche

Griffin Rock's chief of police and leader of its Rescue Team. He is also the father of Cody, Kade, Dani, and Graham. He gets along well with his partner Chase and is a very levelheaded man.
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* ActionDad
* BadassInCharge: Leader of his family ''and'' the Rescue Bots.
* BadassMustache: A 'stache that would make [[Series/{{Monk}} Stottlemeyer]] jealous.
* BadassNormal: Being the Chief doesn't stop him from doing fieldwork.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Little Guy to Chase's Big Guy.
* DaChief: Rescue Station Chief.
* TheLeader
* PapaWolf: ''Don't'' endanger his kids, or in his own words, he ''will'' come after you.

!!Kade
!!!Function: Fireman
-->'''Voiced by''': JasonMarsden

Cody's older brother and Griffin Rock firefighter. He is somewhat of a glory-hog and isn't too keen on working with Heatwave at first, though they eventually come to respect each other (though neither would admit it).
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* TheBigGuy
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Little Guy to Heatwave's Big Guy.
* BreakTheHaughty
* FantasticRacism: Thinks of the bots as just cars/tools for a long while.
* FieryRedhead
* GlorySeeker: In his worst moments he can come off as this, down-playing his siblings' and father's role in the rescues and taking credit for his Autobot partner's heroics.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he was quite selfish near the beginning, he's really warmed up to Heatwave by "Small Blessings" and really does care about his partner.
* TheLancer

!!Graham
!!!Function: Engineer
-->'''Voiced by''': Shannon [=McKain=]

Cody's older brother and Griffin Rock construction engineer. At first he has trouble working Boulder due in part to his own misconceptions. Though he is fascinated by Boulder and wishes to learn about Cybertron, he mistakenly believes that because Boulder is from an advanced alien civilization, there is little he (someone from a more primitive civilization like Earth's) could possibly teach him.
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* BadassBookworm
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Little Guy to Boulder's Big Guy.
* TheEngineer
* GadgeteerGenius: Graham works well with software and hardware.
* HollywoodNerd: To a minor degree anyway.
* NerdGlasses
* TheSmartGuy

!!Dani
!!!Function: Air Support
-->'''Voiced by''': LaceyChabert

Cody's older sister and Griffin Rock rescue helicopter pilot. Unlike her partner Blades, Dani loves flying and has trouble getting along with Blades due to his fear of heights, but eventually learns how to work with him.
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* AcePilot
* ActionGirl: One of her hobbies is rockclimbing.
* TheChick
* [[DrivesLikeCrazy Flies Like Crazy]]: Poor Blades thinks so.
* FieryRedhead
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Tiny Girl to Blades' Huge Guy.
* ImprobablePilotingSkills: She can fly Blades ''upside-down''!
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: A more action oriented, tough Masculine Girl to Blades' softer, nervous Feminine Boy. A non-romantic example.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple

!!Cody
!!!Function: MissionControl
-->'''Voiced by''': Elán Garfias

The youngest member of the Burns family. Despite his age, he acts as the team's communications officer. He also acts to help the bots become accustomed to life on Earth and guide them. He acts as a mediator between them and his older siblings. Occasionally, he helps out in the field (such as riding in Blades with Dani).
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* BadassAdorable
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: In "Rescue Boy".
* TheHeart: While Cody is the team's MissionControl, the biggest reason he's part of the crew is because he alone can unify the Rescue Bots and their human teammates. Heatwave flat-out refuses to work without him in the first episode.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KidAppealCharacter
* KidSidekick
* TagAlongKid
* TokenMiniMoe: He is the only child in the entire Rescue Team.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: While less obvious than Frankie, he has several moments where he comes off as much more rational and levelheaded than most of his siblings, such as when he points out to Kade that starting out a conversation with his sister by being angry and demanding is not only going to end in a fight, but probably not going to get him what he wants.
-->"If you yell at her, she's just going to yell back."

!Other

!!Doctor Greene
!!!Function: Scientist
-->'''Voiced by''': LeVarBurton

Griffin Rock's inventor, scientist, and father of Francine Greene. Though many of his inventions he creates are meant to be helpful or with good intention, they have a tendency to go haywire or cause trouble in Griffin Rock, which the Rescue Bots and the Burns Family are forced to deal with. As a result, Doc Greene often finds himself being rescued from various mishaps caused by his inventions. His inventions include a solar-powered car, Floatium (a substitute for helium) and a high-powered communications dish.
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* AbsentMindedProfessor
* BunglingInventor: When his inventions don't function the way they should (and they do so with [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Wheeljack]]-esque regularity, really), he falls into this.
* DitzyGenius
* SecretKeeper: During the season finale he finds out the Rescue Bots are fully-sentient alien robots.
* {{Technobabble}}: It's hard to get him to speak english.

!!Frankie Greene
-->'''Voiced by''': Diamond White

Doc Greene's daughter and friend of Cody's. She is somewhat suspicious of the Rescue Bots. In "Countdown," it is revealed that Francine is afraid of the dark. In "The Haunting of Griffin Rock," it is revealed that Francine's middle name is Elma named after Griffin Rock's first scientist Elma Hendrickson.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* ChildProdigy: She's the daughter of the town's top scientist and she's pretty smart on her own.
* GirlishPigtails
* PluckyGirl
* SecretKeeper: She finds out that the Rescue Bots are fully-sentient alien robots. Once she learns the details, [[IKnewIt she admits she knew it]] all along.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Girl]]: In a sense.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!!Doctor Thaddeus Morocco
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TimCurry (season 1), Greg Ellis (season 2)

The recurring antagonist of the series. Dr. Thaddeus Morocco is a mad scientist who invents things to cause damage. He is behind several of the incidents that occurred in Griffin Rock. He plotted revenge against Chief Charlie Burns, Mayor Luskey, and Doc Greene for making him an outcast.
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* BigBad: Morocco is the closest the series has come to an over-arching villain so far.
* EvilGenius
* EvilVirtues: While the man has many faults, ''many''. A lack of gratitude is apparently not one of them. Since he once saved the Burns family from drowning after they first saved him from a salvage fiasco when he could have simply left them all to die.
* [[spoiler:FauxAffablyEvil]]
* FountainOfYouth: Thaddeus Morocco seems to have invented (stolen) a machine that has kept him in the prime of his youth instead of a old man, as seen in "Bot to the Future".
* HighClassGlass
* KarmaHoudini
* KillerRobot: His Morbots.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* [[spoiler:MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate]]
* [[spoiler:[[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]]]
* WickedCultured: The guy wears a monocle and was voiced by Creator/TimCurry. 'Nuff said.

!!Mayor Luskey
The mayor of Griffin Rock.
* MayorPain: Sometimes his political ambitions get the best of him and sometimes this causes trouble for the town.

!!Huxley Prescott
The resident news reporter.

* IntrepidReporter
* RedShirtReporter: Prescott ends up in many bad situations to get a good story, his "I Dare Me" show is excellent proof.
* WhatMightHaveBeen: His alternate time-line self never went into the news business, something he laments.

!!Ana Baranova
A scientist of Griffon Rock who disappeared years ago when she went to stop the Griffon Rock Triangle with her sub-aquatic ship the Midgard. In the present day the Rescue team found her and with her help stopped the Triangle. She now live in Griffon Rock.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Mostly due to being trapped in a submarine for over ten years, she's getting better though.

!!Evan and Myles
A pair of small-time criminals who often steal Griffin Rock technology to commit robberies on the island.

* ShrinkRay: In their first appearance they attempt to steal a shrink ray to shrink an ATM machine.
* SiblingsInCrime
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
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