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Autobot Rescue Force Sigma-17/Rescue Bots
- Action Duos: The human-robot duos. One is an ordinary human trained for search and rescue, while the other is a huge Autobot with superhuman strength.
- All a Part of the Job: Though some members of the team are a little less willing to put up with the acquired scrap that comes with having to work with humans.
- Ambadassadors: Optimus even assigned them as ambassadors of the humans.
- Badass Baritones: All the bots except Blades.
- Badass Crew: A non-combat version.
- Car Fu
- Chromatic Arrangement: The bots fit this trope to a tee.
- Cool Shades: All except Boulder.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: In Season 3 all get Dinobot forms.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Heatwave (The Cynic), Chase (The Realist), Boulder (The Optimist), and Blades (The Conflicted).
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Heatwave (The Rational), Chase (Melancholic), Boulder (Sanguine), and Blades (Phlegmatic).
- Humongous Mechas/Mechanical Lifeforms: This is Transformers after all.
- Last of Their Kind: They may very well be all that remain of the Rescue Bots.
- Meaningful Names: Heatwave is a fire trucknote , 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 Guys: All the bots except Heatwave, really.
- Nice Hats: Heatwave gets a fireman's helmet, Chase gets a police hat, and Boulder gets a hard hat.
- Papa Wolves: The Rescue Bots are very protective towards their humans, especially Cody. You could even say that Cody has five daddies. Wait...
- Older Than They Look: They were around since before Cybertron was abandoned but have been in stasis for millions of years
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: 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.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Blades is sensitive and Heatwave is manly.
Function: Rescue Force Commander
- Voiced by: Steve Blum
- An Axe to Grind: Energize Axe.
- Badass in Charge: The leader of the Rescue Bots at least.
- Badass Mustache: The top half of his face is darker than the bottom half, giving the impression of a faux-mustache.
- Bad Butt: Heatwave is the biggest badass on the show. However, he was not designed for combat and only has a fire hose at his disposal.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Kade's Little Guy.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: 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.
- Grumpy Bear
- Improbable Weapon User: Technically, he has no actual weapons, so he uses water.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- The Kirk
- Kill It with Fire: Heatwave's new energize tool can fire both water and fire.
- Knight in Sour Armor: 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.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority
- The Leader
- Making a Splash: He uses a fire hose for putting out fires and kicking some tailpipe!
- Mid-Season Upgrade: In season 2, he learns to be a Triple Changer and gets a fireboat as his third form.
- Nice Hat: Acquires one after scanning his alt mode. Fittingly enough, it's a fireman's helmet.
- Papa Wolf: Never, ever, EVER threaten Cody or Frankie in front of him. The Morbot found out the hard way.
- Primary-Color Champion: Red coat, yellow lights, and blue windows.
- Red Is Heroic: He's colored red and is the leader of the Rescue Bots.
- Refused by the Call: 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.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky
Function: Rescue Force Member
- Voiced by: D.C. Douglas
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Chief's Little Guy.
- By-the-Book Cop: 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.
- Cannot Tell a Joke
- The Comically Serious: Comes with showing little emotion and constantly speaking in a flat-sounding and somewhat robotic voice.
- Cool Car: His alt-mode.
- Crazy-Prepared: 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.
- I Gave My Word: Following By-the-Book Cop above, he never disobeys orders from Chief Burns. This comes into play when a 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.
- The Lancer: Seems to be the closest thing the bots have to a "second in command".
- Mayor Pain: After the Rescue Bots reveal their true nature in Season 4, he runs against Luskey and wins. However, his own quirks didn't make him any better, so he resigns and Luskey resumes the post.
- Mygreatest Failure: Regrets that he wasn't able to defeat the Energon eater.
- No Sense of Humor: Chase couldn't tell a decent joke to save his life, much less understand one.
- Rules Lawyer: 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'.
- Shock and Awe: Is able to create electricity in his stegosaurus alt form.
- The Smart Guy: He tends to be the one to point out the most sensible solutions.
- The Spock: 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.
- Shield Bash
- Spock Speak
- Undercover Cop Reveal: Went undercover to see what Evan and Miles were planning... without telling the others.
Function: Rescue Force Member
- Voiced by: Imari Williams
- Alien Arts Are Appreciated: He's a big fan of painting.
- Badass Bookworm
- The Big Guy: He tends to be the toughest of the group.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Graham's Little Guy
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Loves animals, flowers, and painting.
- Ditzy Genius / Idiot Ball: Had some trouble processing that a lion wasn't exactly the best choice for a Team Pet.
- Expy: Design-wise and voice-wise, of Bulkhead.
- Eye Color Change: They change from yellow (normal, talking mode) to blue (idle, robot mode).
- Friend to All Living Things
- Genius Bruiser: "Hydraulic conductivity is fascinating!"
- Gentle Giant
- Manchild: Loves to play in the snow.
- Nature Lover: Loves nature and gardening.
- Smarter Than You Look: He is surprisingly intelligent for his size.
Function: Rescue Force Air Support
- Voiced by: Parvesh Cheena
- Acrophobic Bird: He never had the ability to fly until he landed on Earth. He was not happy about the change.
- Adaptation Personality Change: As several of the other tropes show, he's very far removed from the violent sociopath his G1 namesake was, being a genuinely nice Cowardly Lion.
- Badass Adorable: The cutest, softest, sweetest of all the Rescue Bots, still won't hesitate to put his spark on the line to save people.
- Butt-Monkey: In the beginning, at least.
- Cool Shades: Appears to have a pair of aviator sunglasses in robot mode.
- Cowardly Lion: He scares easily, but he always helps people when they need it.
- Cute Machines: The entire team is arguably cute, due to either the cartoon's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic-esque aesthetic or each of their endearing personalities, but Blades takes the cake. Seriously, he reaches dangerously WALL•E levels of Moe from time to time.
- Genre Savvy: Horror movies have taught him that you should never split up the group.
- The Heart
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Dani's Tiny Girl.
- Humanity Ensues: 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.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Downplayed: His human disguise resembles a younger version of Parvesh.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Dani's Masculine Girl. A Non-romantic example.
- Ptero Soarer: His Dinobot form.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Finds Priscilla's Cathy doll from "Spellbound" to be charming.
- Weak, but Skilled: The smallest and lightest of all bots on the team, but he makes up for it by being the only flyer.
Function: Rescue Force Drillmaster
- Voiced by Michael Bell
- The Ace: From marine operations and rescue.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Heroic variant.
- Badass Grandpa
- Cool Submarine
- Cool Old Guy
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Originally started off as this but became better at the end of the ep.
- Grumpy Bear
- Grumpy Old Man
- Powered Armor: One that also doubles as both his Humongous Mecha and as his ship. Also counts as a Mythology Gag if you know what a Headmaster or Brainmaster is.
Function: Rescue Force Trainee
- Voiced by Max Mittelman
- Adaptation Personality Change: Blurr is usually brave, helpful and selfless. This Blurr, however, is cowardly, selfish and self-serving. He does get better in subsequent appearances however.
- Adaptational Wimp: He is much, much slower than other versions of the character.
- Averted as seen in Hot Rod Bot.
- Aesop Amnesia: As Heatwave points out he has trouble learning from his many mistakes especially when it comes to charging in half cocked.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: He can't bring himself to abandon the team or the island, when disaster strikes.
- Consummate Liar: 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.
- Dirty Coward: 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.
- Drives Like Crazy: He is a racecar.
- Expy: He resembles Mirage of the Generation 1 cartoon, only purple instead of blue.
- Glory Hound: Mostly when it comes to racing.
- Good Is Not Nice: At first at least. Later he gets some Character Development and becomes much nicer.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Stuck up as he is, he genuinely had concern for Salvage's well-being when the two came out of stasis.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets this from the other character after what he did above.
- West Coast Team: Optimus plans for him and Salvage to work at another location,
Function: Rescue Force Trainee
- Voiced by Jason Marsden
- Adorkable: Has some shades of this.
- Awesome, but Impractical: 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.
- Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
- Gentle Giant
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: He really likes sifting through garbage. He even has a recycle symbol on his chest. Until Optimus lasers it off and replaced it with a Rescue Bots insignia.
- Naïve Newcomer: Like all Cybertronians, takes a little while to adapt to life on Earth.
- Out of Focus: The only new Rescue Bot not to get his own spotlight episode.
- Southern-Fried Genius: Can build pretty much anything out of the junk in his trailer.
- Southern-Fried Private: While it should be noted he is a trainee, he does have the accent.
- Squee!: When Cody shows him the junkyard.
- West Coast Team: Optimus plans for him and Salvage to work at another location,
Function: Rescue Force Recruit
- Voiced by Alex Kingston
- The Ace: Extremely competent. It's easy to understand why she prefers working alone.
- Aliensof London
- Apologetic Attacker: When Evan and Myles manage to hijack her with a device stuck on her undercarriage and cause her to perform havoc.
- Badass in Distress: Suffer this with her confrontation with Evan and Myles.
- Cool Car: Scanned a car from a spy movie and in turn gain some of the gadgets that were in it.
- Didn't See That Coming: 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.
- Expecting Someone Taller: 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.
- I Have Many Names: She also operates under the aliases Slipchain, Bootlatch, and Overdrive.
- Implied Love Interest: Takes a bit of liking to Heatwave.
- Separated by a Common Language: 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".
- The Smurfette Principle: She is so far the only female Transformer featured on this show.
- Stuffy Brit: At least in voice and attitude.
- Suddenly Voiced: Doesn't speak for a majority of her first appearance.
Function: Autobot Leader
- Voiced by: Peter Cullen
- Badass Baritone: Comes with being voiced by Peter Cullen, as usual.
- Big Damn Heroes: 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.
- Big Good: As the leader of the Autobots and an all-around good, kind and noble individual, he serves as one for the Cybertronians.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: 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.
- The Comically Serious: A carryover from his portrayal in Transformers Prime
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Supporting Leader
- This Is a Drill: Has one on the tail of his Tyrannosaurus Rex altmode.
- Voiced by: Nicole Dubuc (Season 1-2), Will Friedle (Season 4)
- Cute Mute: Thanks to an injury to his voice box he sustained during the war, Bumblebee can only communicate through R2-D2-esque beeps and whirrs.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: While most humans (including the viewers) can't understand Bumblebee's beeping language, no Transformer ever seems to have this problem. As of "Uninvited Guest" he's had his voice box fixed and speaks with his Transformers: Robots in Disguise voice. See Suddenly Voiced below.
- Suddenly Voiced: He speaks in "Uninvited Guest". None of the Rescue Bots nor the Burns family recognize his voice at first until he reveals himself.
- All a Part of the Job: A commonality between the Burns and their robot companions, though the family doesn't have to hide their sentience or any such thing.
- Action Duo: The human-robot duos. One is an ordinary human trained for search and rescue, while the other is a huge Autobot with superhuman strength.
- Badass Family: They're all useful allies to the Rescue Bots.
- Badass Normals: They're able to provide helpful assistance to the Rescue Bots even though they're just humans.
- Missing Mom
Chief Charlie Burns
Function: Rescue Chief
- Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
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.
- Action Dad: He actively helps his children and the Rescue Bots on their missions.
- Badass Mustache: A 'stache that would make Stottlemeyer jealous.
- Badass Normal: Being the Chief doesn't stop him from doing fieldwork.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Chase's Big Guy.
- The Commissioner Gordon
- Da Chief: Rescue Station Chief.
- The Leader
- Only Sane Man: He's the least crazy in the family.
- Papa Wolf: Don't endanger his kids, or in his own words, he will come after you.
- Real Men Cook: He's often the one to cook for the family.
- Voiced by: Jason Marsden
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).
- The Big Guy
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Heatwave's Big Guy.
- Break the Haughty
- Fantastic Racism: Thinks of the bots as just cars/tools for a long while.
- Fiery Redhead: He's a redhead and is often irritable.
- Glory Seeker: 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.
- Jerk Jock: He used to be a quarterback too
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- The Lancer
- Voiced by: Shannon McKain
- Badass Bookworm
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Boulder's Big Guy.
- The Engineer
- Gadgeteer Genius: Graham works well with software and hardware.
- Hollywood Nerd: To a minor degree anyway.
- Nerd Glasses: He wears glasses.
- Nice Guy: 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 Sufficiently Advanced Aliens and thus wouldn't need his help.
- Socially-Awkward Hero:
- The Smart Guy
Function: Air Support / EMT
- Voiced by: Lacey Chabert
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.
- Ace Pilot
- Action Girl: One of her hobbies is rock-climbing.
- The Chick
- Flies Like Crazy: Poor Blades thinks so.
- Fiery Redhead
- Gasshole: Can unleash screen-shaking burps on command with barely any effort.
- Hartman Hips
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Blades' Huge Guy.
- Improbable Piloting Skills: She can fly Blades upside-down!
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: A more action oriented, tough Masculine Girl to Blades' softer, nervous Feminine Boy. A non-romantic example.
- The Smurfette Principle: 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.
- Shipper on Deck: 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 seeing the ship briefly every ten years. 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: Mission Control
- 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).
- Badass Adorable: Comes with being the youngest of the Burns family.
- Catchphrase: "Noble!"
- Cheerful Child
- Children Are Innocent
- Empowered Badass Normal: In "Rescue Boy".
- The Heart: While Cody is the team's Mission Control, 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.
- Jumped at the Call
- Kid-Appeal Character: He definitely counts due to being the youngest of the main characters.
- Kid Sidekick
- Protectorate: To the whole team; threatening Cody in any way, shape or form will get all of them out for blood.
- Strong Family Resemblance: In "One for the Ages" after getting aged up into an adult, he looks like a younger version of his dad.
- Tag Along Kid
- Team Pet
- Token Mini-Moe: He is the only child in the entire Rescue Team.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: 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."
- Voiced by: LeVar Burton
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.
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Bungling Inventor: When his inventions don't function the way they should (and they do so with Wheeljack-esque regularity, really), he falls into this.
- Ditzy Genius: He sometimes causes disasters because of failure to consider every possible way his experiments can go wrong.
- Happily Married: Is shown to be married to Ana Baranova as of Season Four.
- Secret Keeper: During the season one finale he finds out the Rescue Bots are fully-sentient alien robots.
- Skunk Stripe: Has two grey streaks on either side of his head
- Technobabble: It's hard to get him to speak English.
- Voiced by: Diamond White
- Action Girl: Wants to join the rescue team and uses phase technology to briefly become a superhero.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Cheerful Child
- Children Are Innocent
- Child Prodigy: She's the daughter of the town's top scientist and she's pretty smart on her own.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Intangible Girl: Borrows one of her father's inventions to briefly become a superhero.
- Plucky Girl
- Secret Keeper: She finds out that the Rescue Bots are fully-sentient alien robots. Once she learns the details, she admits she knew it all along.
- Secret Chaser: She was this since "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock".
- Sassy Black Girl: In a sense.
- Wise Beyond Their Years
Doctor Thaddeus Morocco
- Big Bad: Morocco is the closest the series has come to an over-arching villain so far.
- The Bus Came Back: Sort of, in "Back to Virtual Reality", in the form of a sentient computer virus modeled after him.
- Evil Brit: He speaks in a British accent.
- Evil Genius: While he may have stolen a lot of his inventions rather than discover them, Morocco is still a brilliant scientist having reverse engineered Dither and building an empire out of technology made far from his day in an alternate future.
- Evil Virtues: 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.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Fountain of Youth: 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".
- Heel–Face Brainwashing: In a way. Jules Verne wipes his memory so he returns to how he was before he turned to crime.
- High-Class Glass: He has a monocle.
- Karma Houdini: He tends to weasel out of any comeuppance he appears to get until he is brought to justice at the end of season two.
- Killer Robot: His Morbots. Thanks to technology he stole from the firehouse, they can be pretty much considered homemade Decepticons.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's a pretty sinister villain, especially since the show had no real antagonists until he came along.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Mecha-Mooks: His Morbots, again.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
- Older Than They Look 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.
- Villain with Good Publicity: 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 Destructive Savior 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.
- Wicked Cultured: The guy wears a monocle and was voiced by Tim Curry. 'Nuff said.
Mayor H.B. Luskey
- Voiced by Jeff Bennett
- Dodgy Toupee: And much like another mayor in a hi-tech city, it doesn't even match his real hair and tends to come off a lot.
- Everyone Has Standards: 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.
- Freudian Excuse: 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.
- It's All About Me: Takes credit for other people's ideas and work and will try to take central stage wherever he is.
- Jerk Ass: As the other tropes show, he's self-serving and a bit of an asshole to those around him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When it comes to protecting his citizens, he will stand up for them.
- Mayor Pain: Sometimes his political ambitions get the best of him and sometimes this causes trouble for the town. 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.
- Never My Fault: He refuses to take responsibility for the mistakes he makes and tries to shift blame onto others.
- Sleazy Politician: In general, he's a self-serving asshole. "Part-Time Heroes" happened because he took the funds meant for a new cell phone tower and used them to buy an inflatable stadium.
- Too Dumb to Live: 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 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.
- Voiced by Jeff Bennett
- Chekhov's Gunman: 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 "alien invasion" online to deem both videos as outright fakes.
- Glory Hound: Nearly uploads footage of 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. He later vows to not publish his story.
- Heel–Face Turn: 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.
- Intrepid Reporter
- Red Shirt Reporter: Prescott ends up in many bad situations to get a good story, his "I Dare Me" show is excellent proof.
- What Might Have Been: His alternate time-line self never went into the news business, something he laments.
- Voiced by Kath Soucie
- Happily Married: She is shown to be married to Greene as of Season Four.
- Not Good with People: Mostly due to being trapped in a submarine for twenty-eight years, she's getting better though.
- Secret Keeper: As of "Quarry vs. Quarry" she knows the Rescue Bots are sentient.
- Swiper, No Swiping!: 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: "Yes, I would like some toast."
Evan and Myles
- Voiced by Robbie Daymond
- Shrink Ray: In their first appearance they attempt to steal a shrink ray to shrink an ATM machine.
- Siblings in Crime
- Silent Bob: Evan can laugh though, very rarely.
- Silent Partner
- Those Two Bad Guys
- The Voiceless: Evan never speaks.
- Voiced by Katherine McNamara
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Free-Range Children: 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.
- It's All About Me: To the point that she sings the trope name in the Musical Episode.
- Rich Bitch
- Skewed Priorities: When her hoverpicker malfunctioned and ran amok, she was more concerned about it getting damaged than the damage it might cause.
- Voiced by Stacy Darrow
- The Bus Came Back: She appears in "Vanishing Returns" for the first time since season 2, and for the first time in years.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Karma Houdini Warranty: 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 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.
- Older Than She Looks: Like Doctor Morocco, it's implied that she uses the Verne device (specifically, Morocco's) to keep young.
- Rich Bitch: Like daughter, like mother.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When the Rescue Bots foiled her team-up with Dr Morocco, she fled in Morocco's submarine.
- Villain Team-Up: With Morocco in season two.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Cody and Quickshadow co-ordinate a very spectacular heist on her compound to retrieve her stolen technology and get an Engineered Public Confession out of her, and lets out a Big "NO!" when Quickshadows takes her to be imprisoned on Griffin Rock.
- Voiced by Diedrich Bader
- Historical Hero Upgrade: It was revealed here that not only was he a time traveler, he knows Heatwave in his past, yet Heatwave's future.
- Voiced by Jim Cummings
- Awesome Aussie: To a T. Even his usual tech are based on tribal masks.
- Great White Hunter
- Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't like how his brother plays for keep when their family are firm believers of catch and release.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: His appearances generally entail him or his brother hunting the Bots in their Dinobot forms
- Playing Both Sides: Use both the Burnses and Lord Chumley in a plan to get out of prison.