[[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.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: [[spoiler: In Season 3 all get Dinobot forms]].
* 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.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]]: They may very well be all that remain of the Rescue Bots.
* {{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. Also ''Blurr'' is a race car, ''Salvage'' is a garbage truck, ''Quickshadow'' is a spy, and ''High Tide'' is a submarine.
* {{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.
* [[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...]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: They were around since before Cybertron was abandoned but have been in stasis for millions of years
* 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.

!!Function: Rescue Force Commander

[[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.
* 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: He's the grouchiest of the group, but he still has good intentions and at times proves that he cares about his fellow Rescue Bots and the Burns family.
* 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.
* PapaWolf: Never, ever, EVER threaten Cody or Frankie in front of him. The Morbot found out the hard way.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Red coat, yellow lights, and blue windows.
* RedIsHeroic: He's colored red and is the leader of the Rescue Bots.
* 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.
* TallDarkAndSnarky

!!Function: Rescue Force Member

[[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.
* {{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: Comes with showing little emotion and constantly speaking in a flat-sounding and somewhat robotic voice.
* CoolCar: His alt-mode.
* CrazyPrepared: His main specialty is caution, which means that he would never go on a dangerous mission without any sort of backup plan. This comes into play when a task to distribute dangerous chemicals to Dr. Greene goes wrong, which Chase expected would happen and asked him to develop a gas which would disperse the chemical in case of an accident.
* IGaveMyWord: Following ByTheBookCop above, he '''''never''''' disobeys orders from Chief Burns. This comes into play when a [[PoorCommunicationKills corrupted phone call by Cody]] led the Rescue Bots into thinking that they were under threat by a bear. Chase outright refuses to come due to prior orders, but begrudgingly follows them, only to still keep to his orders by stopping at the point he was told not to pass. Because of this, he wasn't affected by the EMP zone by accident.
* TheLancer: Seems to be the closest thing the bots have to a "second in command".
* MayorPain: [[spoiler: After the Rescue Bots reveal their true nature in Season 4, he runs against Luskey and wins. However, [[TheSpock his]] [[ByTheBookCop own]] [[RulesLawyer quirks]] didn't make him any better, so he resigns and Luskey resumes the post.]]
* MygreatestFailure: Regrets that he wasn't able to defeat the Energon eater.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Chase couldn't tell a decent joke to save his life, much less understand one.
* RulesLawyer: He always obeys the rules. It comes into use in the episode "Rules and Regulations" where he listens to Chief Burns in not following him, and as a result stays active while the rest of the team are deactivated in an electric dead zone. He then uses all the instructions he learned from camping manuals to assist them with help from the rest of the Burns'.
* ShockAndAwe: Is able to create electricity in his stegosaurus alt form.
* TheSmartGuy: He tends to be the one to point out the most sensible solutions.
* 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.

!!Function: Rescue Force Member

[[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.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He's a big fan of painting.
* BadassBookworm
* TheBigGuy: He tends to be the toughest of the group.
* 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.
* {{Expy}}: Design-wise and voice-wise, of [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Bulkhead]].
* 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: Loves nature and gardening.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He is surprisingly intelligent for his size.

!!Function: Rescue Force Air Support

[[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.
* AcrophobicBird: He never had the ability to fly until he landed on Earth. He was ''not'' happy about the change.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: As several of the other tropes show, he's ''very far'' removed from the violent sociopath his G1 namesake was, being a genuinely nice CowardlyLion.
* 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: He scares easily, but he always helps people when they need it.
* 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.
* HumanityEnsues: A temporary and non-supernatural variant: Depressed by the fact that he can't get promoted in Lab Pioneers due to the event occurring on the mainland, Graham thinks of a solution and designs a human form for Blades using a portable hologram emitter based on technology used to hide the Mainland Training Centre.
* InkSuitActor: {{Downplayed|Trope}}: His human disguise resembles a younger version of Parvesh.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Dani's Masculine Girl. A Non-romantic example.
* PteroSoarer: [[spoiler: His Dinobot form.]]
* 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.

!High Tide
!!Function: Rescue Force Drillmaster

[[caption-width-right:250:"Ah, ya got gumption, blip, I'll give ya that. I hate gumption! So stay out of things that aren't your concern, ya hear me?" ]]

-->Voiced by Creator/MichaelBell

A crusty old sea dog and super tough drill instructor who doesn't suffer fools gladly. He transforms into a submarine and can also combine with his ship for a super mode. He is an old friend of Optimus Prime and instructs the Rescue Bots in sea rescue tactics.
* TheAce: From marine operations and rescue.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Heroic variant.
* BadassGrandpa
* [[CoolBoat Cool Submarine]]
* CoolOldGuy
* DrillSergeantNasty: Originally started off as this but became better at the end of the ep.
* GrumpyBear
* GrumpyOldMan
* PoweredArmor: One that also doubles as both his HumongousMecha and as his ship. Also counts as a MythologyGag if you know what a Headmaster or [[Anime/TransformersVictory Brainmaster]] is.

!!Function: Rescue Force Trainee
-->Voiced by Creator/MaxMittelman

A hot rod racer and pilot who, along with his partner Salvage, crashed on Earth during caveman times and went into stasis to survive. At first he doesn't think much of Earth or the Rescue Bot mission but eventually learns better and becomes part of the team. He transforms into a racecar.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Blurr is usually brave, helpful and selfless. This Blurr, however, is cowardly, selfish and self-serving. He does get better in subsequent appearances however.
* AdaptationalWimp: He is much, much slower than other versions of the character.
** Averted as seen in Hot Rod Bot.
* AesopAmnesia: As Heatwave points out he has trouble learning from his many mistakes especially when it comes to charging in half cocked.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: He can't bring himself to abandon the team or the island, when disaster strikes.
* ConsummateLiar: A heroic example, as seen below. There's also the question if he really came from Cybertron, as the novel ''Transformers: Exiles'' shows him as Velocitronian, which may indicate he is an even bigger liar then previously established.
** This may be a production error as all signs point to him being from Velocitron as he misses the planet as though he was homesick and envisioned racing against the planet's leader, Override and Racemaster(Rapido), who in the IDW G1 comics was also a Velocitron.
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will about his personality, but he really is persistent.
* DirtyCoward: Shows traits of this, as he ran away from helping the cave people escape the island in the past, and in the present he tried to leave a man to get crushed by a crane. Eventually gets better and becomes a lot more selfless.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: He ''is'' a racecar.
* {{Expy}}: He resembles Mirage of the ''Generation 1'' cartoon, only purple instead of blue.
* GloryHound: Mostly when it comes to racing.
* GoodIsNotNice: At first at least. Later he gets some CharacterDevelopment and becomes much nicer.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stuck up as he is, he genuinely had concern for Salvage's well-being when the two came out of stasis.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gets this from the other character after what he did above.
* WestCoastTeam: Optimus plans for him and Salvage to work at another location,

!!Function: Rescue Force Trainee
-->Voiced by Creator/JasonMarsden

A former loader by trade, Salvage's ship crashed on Earth during ancient times and he and his partner Blurr were found by the Rescue Bots thousands of years later. A gentle giant with a penchant for tinkering, Salvage loves to collect old "junk" and rebuild it into something new and useful. He transforms into a garbage truck.
* {{Adorkable}}: Has some shades of this.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Why he choose a garbage truck as his vehicle mode. He took a liking to how much he could carry in that form, but Chase suggests using a vehicle that would be of more practical use, like a nearby jeep. Optimus Prime tells Chase that sometimes the vehicle chooses the robot and gives Salvage the okay to scan it.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Normally very kind and laid back, but when he caught Blurr attempting to leave Earth without him in the middle of a meteor shower, he lost it and attacked him.
* GentleGiant
* {{MacGyvering}}: He's quite a expert at this: he was able to create a electromagnet with junk to stop a crane from crashing into City Hall. He also created a working harmonica out of junk and played it.
* MeaningfulName: He really likes sifting through garbage. He even has a recycle symbol on his chest. [[spoiler: Until Optimus lasers it off and replaced it with a Rescue Bots insignia.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Like all Cybertronians, takes a little while to adapt to life on Earth.
* OutOfFocus: The only new Rescue Bot not to get his own spotlight episode.
* SouthernFriedGenius: Can build pretty much anything out of the junk in his trailer.
* SouthernFriedPrivate: While it should be noted he is a trainee, he does have the accent.
* {{Squee}}: When Cody shows him the junkyard.
* WestCoastTeam: Optimus plans for him and Salvage to work at another location,

!!Function: Rescue Force Recruit
-->Voiced by Alex Kingston

A covert operations specialist sent by Optimus Prime to assist the Griffin Rock Rescue Bots. Quickshadow is very effective at what she does and prefers to work alone rather than rely on a team. She transforms into a sports car.
* TheAce: Extremely competent. It's easy to understand why she prefers working alone.
* AliensofLondon
* ApologeticAttacker: When Evan and Myles manage to hijack her with a device stuck on her undercarriage and cause her to perform havoc.
* BadassInDistress: Suffer this with her confrontation with Evan and Myles.
* CoolCar: Scanned a car from a spy movie and in turn gain some of the gadgets that were in it.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Her main flaw: She always plans for the scenario that a plan will go right, but fails to prepare for the scenario it would go wrong.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Expected Heatwave to be taller.
* {{Expy}}: Out of all of the aliases she's operated under, only Overdrive is a name used before in the Transformers franchise and he just happens to turn into a combat car with front mounted blasters and fold-out wings, not too unlike all of Quickshadow's spy gear. Not to mention she is the only member of the team to have combat abilities in vehicle mode without any addons. Additionally she's about just as skilled as he is.
* IHaveManyNames: She also operates under the aliases Slipchain, Bootlatch, and Overdrive.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Takes a bit of liking to Heatwave.
* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: Uses a lot of British terms and idioms, sometimes confusing the rest of the cast. She herself was confused when Cody referred to her trunk, soon realizing he meant her "boot".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is so far the only female Transformer featured on this show.
* StuffyBrit: At least in voice and attitude.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Doesn't speak for a majority of her first appearance.


[[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.
* BadassBaritone: Comes with being voiced by Creator/PeterCullen, as usual.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: In "It's a Bot Time" when the bots are stuck in the 1930s and Morocco has them pinned with an electromagnet ready for dissection, Optimus and Bumblebee burst through the wall and save everyone, having been alerted to the situation and going back in time to save everyone.]]
* BigGood: As the leader of the Autobots and an all-around good, kind and noble individual, he serves as one for the Cybertronians.
* GreaterScopeParagon: From the perspective of the Rescue Bots, as while he was the one who called them to Earth in order to help against the Decepticons, he rarely gets directly involved otherwise past situations where the Rescue Bots are completely out of their depth to handle.
* TheComicallySerious: A carryover from his portrayal in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SupportingLeader
* ThisIsADrill: [[spoiler: Has one on the tail of his Tyrannosaurus Rex altmode.]]

!!Function: Scout
-->'''Voiced by''': Nicole Dubuc (Season 1-2), Creator/WillFriedle (Season 4)

Legendary Autobot Scout, war hero, and member of Optimus Prime's team of Autobots. As seen in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Bumblebee lost his voice box in the line of duty (really, it was Megatron torturing him, but this was glossed over) and possesses a unique form of speech.
* 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. [[spoiler: As of "Uninvited Guest" he's had his voice box fixed and speaks with his ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' voice.]] See SuddenlyVoiced below.
* SuddenlyVoiced: [[spoiler: He speaks in "Uninvited Guest". None of the Rescue Bots nor the Burns family recognize his voice at first until he reveals himself.]]


!Burns Family

* AllAPartOfTheJob: A commonality between the Burns and their robot companions, though the family doesn't have to hide their sentience or any such thing.
* 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: They're all useful allies to the Rescue Bots.
* {{Badass Normal}}s: They're able to provide helpful assistance to the Rescue Bots even though they're just humans.
* MissingMom

!!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.
* ActionDad: He actively helps his children and the Rescue Bots on their missions.
* 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.
* TheCommissionerGordon
* DaChief: Rescue Station Chief.
* TheLeader
* OnlySaneMan: He's the least crazy in the family.
* PapaWolf: ''Don't'' endanger his kids, or in his own words, he ''will'' come after you.
* RealMenCook: He's often the one to cook for the family.

!!!Function: Fireman
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/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).
* 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: He's a redhead and is often irritable.
* 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.
* JerkJock: He used to be a quarterback too
* 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.
** And even before the CharacterDevelopment that led to the above change, he cares deeply about his family and is particularly [[BigBrotherInstinct protective of Cody]].
* TheLancer

!!!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.
* 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: He wears glasses.
* NiceGuy: He's always pleasant and helpful. When the bots and humans were having their initial disagreements Graham had no real problem with Boulder, only feeling that he fell under SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and thus wouldn't need his help.
* SociallyAwkwardHero:
* TheSmartGuy

!!!Function: Air Support / EMT
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/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.
* AcePilot
* ActionGirl: One of her hobbies is rock-climbing.
* TheChick
* [[DrivesLikeCrazy Flies Like Crazy]]: Poor Blades thinks so.
* FieryRedhead
* {{Gasshole}}: Can unleash [[ScreenShake screen-shaking]] burps on command with barely any effort.
* HartmanHips
* 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: For a while, she was the only major female member of the team. She was quite overjoyed when the female Quickshadow joined the group.
* {{Squee}}: Noted to frequently do this when on the subject of the S.S. Phantom Voyager.
* ShipperOnDeck: ''Nearly'' quoted by the Burnses like the situation above. She's this for Captain Ambrose and his fiance; Lillian, who sadly never got married since he and his ship disappeared, with Lillian [[IWillWaitForYou seeing the ship briefly every ten years.]] [[spoiler: Thanks to the repair of Doctor Morocco's malfunctioning time machine which allowed everyone to return to their times, Dani is overjoyed after learning their wedding made an important part of Griffin Rock's history.]]

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

[[caption-width-right:220: ''"Noble!"'']]
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).
* BadassAdorable: Comes with being the youngest of the Burns family.
* Catchphrase: "Noble!"
* 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: He definitely counts due to being the youngest of the main characters.
* KidSidekick
* {{Protectorate}}: To the whole team; threatening Cody in any way, shape or form will get all of them ''out for blood''.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In "One for the Ages" after getting aged up into an adult, he looks like a younger version of his dad.
* TagAlongKid
* TeamPet
* 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."


!!Doctor Greene
!!!Function: Scientist
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/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.
* 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: He sometimes causes disasters because of failure to consider every possible way his experiments can go wrong.
* HappilyMarried: Is shown to be married to Ana Baranova as of Season Four.
* SecretKeeper: During the season one finale he finds out the Rescue Bots are fully-sentient alien robots.
* SkunkStripe: Has two grey streaks on either side of his head
* {{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.
* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: Wants to join the rescue team and uses phase technology to briefly become a superhero.]]
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* ChildProdigy: She's the daughter of the town's top scientist and she's pretty smart on her own.
* GirlishPigtails
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Girl]]: [[spoiler: Borrows one of her father's inventions to briefly become a superhero.]]
* 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.
** SecretChaser: She was this since "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock".
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Girl]]: In a sense.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!!Doctor Thaddeus Morocco
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/TimCurry (season 1), Creator/GregEllis (season 2 and onward)

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.
* BigBad: Morocco is the closest the series has come to an over-arching villain so far.
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Sort of, in "Back to Virtual Reality", in the form of a sentient computer virus modeled after him.]]
* EvilBrit: He speaks in a British accent.
* EvilGenius: While he may have stolen a lot of his inventions rather than discover them, Morocco is still a brilliant scientist having [[spoiler:reverse engineered Dither and building an empire out of technology made far from his day in an alternate future]].
* 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".
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceBrainwashing: In a way. Jules Verne wipes his memory so he returns to how he was before he turned to crime.]]
* HighClassGlass: He has a monocle.
* KarmaHoudini: He tends to weasel out of any comeuppance he appears to get [[spoiler:until he is brought to justice at the end of season two.]]
* KillerRobot: His Morbots. [[spoiler: Thanks to technology he stole from the firehouse, they can be pretty much considered homemade Decepticons.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: He's a pretty sinister villain, especially since the show had no real antagonists until he came along.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MechaMooks: His Morbots, again.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* OlderThanTheyLook [[spoiler: Back before he used the machine to keep him at his prime, he used to be friends with Jules Verne.]]
* SuckSessor: Attempts to replace Dr. Greene as the island's chief scientist. He also tries to use his Morbots to replace the Burns family and the Rescue Bots.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At first his Morbot shows up the Rescue Bots at every turn, saving people faster than before and quickly solving all of the hazards that Morocco creates. Prescott is quick to praise the rescue bot at the expense of the team and the Mayor puts an unreasonable amount of faith in such a shady man. After Morocco takes over, this starts to wane with the Morbot's DestructiveSavior antics causing far more havoc than helping. Prescott and most of the town turn on him after that (without the heroes needing to expose him as a fraud), but Morocco is indifferent, having access to Doc Greene's inventions, and the Mayor's blind faith still in hand.
* WickedCultured: The guy wears a monocle and was voiced by Creator/TimCurry. 'Nuff said.

!!Mayor H.B. Luskey
-->Voiced by Creator/JeffBennett
The mayor of Griffin Rock.
* DodgyToupee: And much like [[WesternAnimation/SWATKats another mayor in a hi-tech city]], it doesn't even match his real hair and tends to come off a lot.
* EveryoneHasStandards: As seen in Hot Rod Bot, he has shown, that he at least knows its a bad idea to place the speeder device all the way to the red.
** There's also the fact that despite it possibly making him money, he at least was smart enough to send people to make sure if the oil platform was safe to do so.
* FreudianExcuse: In "Hot Rod Bot", it's revealed his ill thought out schemes are at least partly due to him trying to upstage his older brother, who is the mayor of a much bigger city on the mainland.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Takes credit for other people's ideas and work and will try to take central stage wherever he is.
* JerkAss: As the other tropes show, he's self-serving and a bit of an asshole to those around him.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When it comes to protecting his citizens, he ''will'' stand up for them.
* MayorPain: Sometimes his political ambitions get the best of him and sometimes this causes trouble for the town. [[spoiler: After the Rescue Bots reveal their true nature in Season 4, this finally bites him in the ass and Chase runs against him and wins. However, Chase himself wasn't much better and he resigned, letting Luskey resume the post.]]
* NeverMyFault: He refuses to take responsibility for the mistakes he makes and tries to shift blame onto others.
* SleazyPolitician: In general, he's a self-serving asshole. [[spoiler: "Part-Time Heroes" happened because he took the funds meant for a new cell phone tower and used them to buy an inflatable stadium.]]
* TooDumbToLive: A comprehensive list of such moments could fill a book. Two standout examples include hawking old, Spam-like canned meat that turned the consumer into a werebeast (granted, he didn't know about that, but still should have known better than to sell ''old meat''), and ordering [[AIIsACrapshoot a computer charged with protecting the island turned up to full power]] after it gained sentience and demonstrated its fascist-like way of doing so.

!!Huxley Prescott
--> Voiced by Creator/JeffBennett
The resident news reporter.

* ChekhovsGunman: After Evan and Myles threaten to upload footage of Quickshadow confirming her identity as a Cybertronian to get the Burnses arrested for harboring aliens, Cody remembers the old radio broadcast he listened to in class and with the help of the townsfolk and especially Huxley, the latter broadcasts a news bulletin of an "[[ScoobyDooHoax alien invasion]]" online to deem both videos as outright fakes.
* GloryHound: Nearly uploads footage of [[spoiler: The Rescue Bots revealing their identities to the residents]] for the sake of being promoted to prime-time television. He gets interrupted by a urgent notice to attend a town meeting and decides to do it later. [[spoiler: He later vows to not publish his story.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Downplayed. He's initially mildly suspicious of the Rescue Bots, and contributes to the Morbot's rise in fame by downplaying all of its destructive acts all for the sake of ratings. When the Rescue Bots leave, Prescott becomes a vocal critic of Morocco and the Morbot, and admits to missing the team. Subsequent episodes show him to be much friendlier to them, no longer showing his paranoid bias.
* 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
--> Voiced by Creator/KathSoucie

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.

* HappilyMarried: She is shown to be married to Greene as of Season Four.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Mostly due to being trapped in a submarine for twenty-eight years, she's getting better though.
* SecretKeeper: As of "Quarry vs. Quarry" she knows the Rescue Bots are sentient.
* SwiperNoSwiping: After Dither goes on a toaster binge due to an infected bio-circuit and steals toasters, Ana gets him to stop by ''answering his question'': "Toast?"
--> '''Prof. Baranova''': "[[MundaneMadeAwesome Yes, I would like some toast.]]"

!!Evan and Myles
--> Voiced by Creator/RobbieDaymond

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
* SilentBob: Evan can laugh though, very rarely.
* SilentPartner
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* TheVoiceless: Evan never speaks.

!!Priscilla Pynch
--> Voiced by Katherine [=McNamara=]

The spoiled daughter of Madeline Pynch.

* BrattyHalfPint
* FreeRangeChildren: Appears to live all by herself since her mother went on the lam. If she has any caretakers in the mansion, they haven't been seen.
* ItsAllAboutMe: To the point that she sings the trope name in the MusicalEpisode.
* RichBitch
* SkewedPriorities: When her hoverpicker malfunctioned and ran amok, she was more concerned about it getting damaged than the damage ''it'' might cause.

!!Madeline Pynch
--> Voiced by Stacy Darrow

Priscilla's mother. The head of a lucrative company, her goal is to get even more money, by fair means or foul.

* TheBusCameBack: She appears in "Vanishing Returns" for the first time since season 2, and for the first time in years.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: She doesn't get arrested despite the fact that her actions in the Season 2 finale nearly sunk Griffin Rock. However, the warranty ran out in the Season 4 episode "Cody's 11", when Heatwave and Charlie [[EngineeredPublicConfession get a confession out of her]] and her attempt to get herself out of trouble fails because the two switched out the Verne Device for a fake and her attempt to blackmail the Burns and Bots fails due to trying to threaten them after the Bots revealed themselves.]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler: Like Doctor Morocco, it's implied that she uses the Verne device (specifically, Morocco's) to keep young.]]
* RichBitch: [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like daughter, like mother.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: When the Rescue Bots foiled her team-up with Dr Morocco, she fled in Morocco's submarine.
* VillainTeamUp: With Morocco in season two.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: When Cody and Quickshadow co-ordinate a ''very'' spectacular heist on her compound to retrieve her stolen technology and get an EngineeredPublicConfession out of her, and lets out a BigNo when Quickshadows takes her to be imprisoned on Griffin Rock.]]

!![[spoiler:Jules Verne]]
--> Voiced by Creator/DiedrichBader

* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: It was revealed here that not only was he a time traveler, he knows Heatwave in his past, yet Heatwave's future.

!![[spoiler:Quint Quarry]]
--> Voiced by Jim Cummings

* AwesomeAussie: To a T. Even his usual tech are based on tribal masks.
* GreatWhiteHunter
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Doesn't like how his brother plays for keep when their family are firm believers of catch and release.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: His appearances generally entail him [[spoiler: or his brother]] hunting the Bots in their Dinobot forms
* PlayingBothSides: Use both the Burnses and Lord Chumley in a plan to get out of prison.