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The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. In all Transformer continuities, the Autobots are the "good guys," "Heroic Autobots" fighting the "Evil Decepticons", who are the antagonists of the various series. The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... Since the initial conception of the Transformers in the late 1970s and early 80s, various stories have been written or imagined set in a universe where they exist. ... The antagonist is the character (or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution) of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ...

A "Tribute to Optimus Prime" Autobot insignia
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A "Tribute to Optimus Prime" Autobot insignia

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History/origin

In all continuities of Transformers, the Autobots and their adversaries, the Decepticons, originated on the planet Cybertron. The planet is almost always described and/or shown as a purely metallic body. The capital of Cybertron is Iacon. In later issues of the Marvel comic line, Cybertron had weather (e.g. rain). Additionally, since some Transformers had apparently rubber or similar tires, Cybertron must also have some sort of organic components as well. The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Our solar system - the Sun, the currently accepted eight planets and the three newly designated dwarf planets. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Hasbro toys

Hasbro launched the Transformers line with more than 25 different Autobot characters, all of whom transformed into ground vehicles, while the 10 distinct Decepticons (7 packages as three came two to a box/pack) were weapons, aircraft and communications equipment. Many of the Transformers were based on Takara designs. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Takara Co. ...


Marvel comics

Both Autobots and Decepticons were created by Primus, the Transformer god who, became the planet Cybertron. In most continuties this is still the case. Though Marvel's original series gave no purpose other than benevolent self-image creation for Transformers, some continuities add/modify that the Transformers were created to defend the universe from Unicron, who in the original Marvel comic was the evil brother of Primus. Primus at the heart of Cybertron Primus is the benevolent god in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universe and toyline. ...

The original 1984 Autobot insignia
The original 1984 Autobot insignia

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Television cartoon/movie

In the original U.S. cartoon line, Autobots were the descendants of a line of robots created as consumer goods by the Quintessons. A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons in the fictional Transformer Generation 1 cartoon continuum are cybernetic beings that are responsible for creating the Transformers. ...


Post-80's comics

Each of the various later Transformers comic incarnations had differing origin stories.


Post-80's cartoons

Each of the various later Transformers cartoon incarnations had differing origin stories.


2007 live-action movie

The origin of the Transformers is going to play a significant role in the upcoming Transformers Movie. Early reports are that the cause of the Autobot-Decepticon war will be revealed and that we will see some Cybertron vehicle modes. As yet, most of this is unconfirmed, but producers have stated that this will be a new beginning and not a simple retelling of any prior origin stories. Transformers is a live action science fiction film conceptually based on the popular Transformers franchise and toy line. ...

Autobot insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie
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Autobot insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie

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Autobot leaders

In most continuities the Autobot commander is (or was) Optimus Prime. This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ...


Hasbro toys

Optimus Prime was among the first Transformers released from Hasbro in 1984. The character listing/mini-poster that came inside Transformer packaging identified him as "Autobot Commander," as contrasted with Megatron's title of "Decepticon Leader." Megatron is the name of several fictional characters from the numerous Transformers Universes, all of which are the leader of their respective universes incarnation of the evil Decepticons or Predacons. ...


Marvel US comics

Optimus Prime first appeared in issue #1 of Marvel's 4-issue limited series (which was extended into the main series). He lead a large team of Autobots on a space mission to clear asteroids that threatened to destroy Cybertron. The initial pages did not indicate that Optimus was the mightiest or highest-ranking of the Autobots, but that series solidly established Prime as a capable leader and clearly the commander of the Autobot team that went out to clear the asteroids.


Through the comic's 80-issue run, Optimus Prime would be killed off and resurrected many times. During his absences, many other Autobots took on the mantle of leadership within the Earth-bound Autobots. They included Prowl, Grimlock, Fortress Maximus, and others. In a future timeline (one that, per events in the "present," can no longer come to pass) the Autobots are commanded by Rodimus Prime. G1 Prowl toy box art Prowl is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Rodimus Prime 1986 toy packaging artwork Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


Marvel UK comics

The UK office of Marvel published comics much more often, usually weekly compared to monthly for the US comic. To accomplish this, the UK comics had additional storylines that were never included in US continuity (and are debated as to their canon-authenticity). In the UK series, much more is learned about Autobot commander Robimus Prime, whereas in the US continuity, he is only briefly seen, most probably dead, as a prisoner of Galvatron.


Television cartoon/movie

In the animated television series, Optimus Prime was commander of the Autobots until his death in the opening minutes of the Transformers movie, where he passes on command to Ultra Magnus. Ultimately, Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime with the redesigning by the Autobot Matrix of Leadership and takes command of the Autobots (in the closing minutes of the movie), leading them in the continuing television series until the resurrection of Optimus, who reassumes command. Ultra Magnus (Ultramag in France, Convoy in Italy) is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes. ... G1 Matrix In the fictional Transfomers Universe, the Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


Post-80's comics

Transformers were brought back to life through later comic and television runs. Commanders of the Autobots in these retellings, reimaginings, prequels and continuations included:

When Optimus Prime was seriously injured (almost fatally) by Megatron (Beast Wars and Beast Machines) in Season 3 of Beast Wars. Optimus Primal took charge of Optimus Prime's spark and the Matrix. The Matrix then reformated Optimus Primal into Optimal Optimus, leader of the Autobots.
  • Ultra Magnus - Commander of the Cybertron-based Autobots in the Dreamwave comics, volume II.

Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ... This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy or Convobat in Japan, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Black Jack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximals. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disc. ... Optimal Optimus was the fourth toy version of Optimus Primal in the Beast Wars toyline, and the largest and most expensive toy in the entire line. ... Ultra Magnus (Ultramag in France, Convoy in Italy) is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes. ...

Post-80's cartoons

Similarly, a resurgence of interest in Transformers also brought about many new cartoons; among the Autobot commanders in these were:

This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ... Ultra Magnus (Ultramag in France, Convoy in Italy) is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy or Convobat in Japan, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Black Jack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximals. ... Rodimus Prime 1986 toy packaging artwork Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Prima can mean a few things: PRIMA: an acroymn representing Place of the Relevant Intermediary Approach, a legal doctrine applied in cross-border security transactions. ... Vector Prime is the first installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... In the Transformers universe, Prime Nova is regarded as the second holder of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the Marvel Comics Continuity. ... Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ... Transformers: Robots in Disguise Omega Primes face. ... Alpha Trion circa 1985 Alpha Trion circa 9m BC A3 circa 11m BC Alpha Trion is a fictional character in the Transformers animated series. ... Star Saber is the name of a fictional character and also a legendary weapon in the Transformers toyline. ... Beast Wars Second In the japanese television series Beast Wars Second Lio Convoy is the name of the leader of the Cybertrons (Maximals in the US). ... Dai Atlas is the leader of the Autobots (Cybertrons in Japan) in the series Transformers: Zone, which was cancelled after one episode. ...

2007 live-action movie

Though the 2007 Transformers Movie is still in production, Optimus Prime has been confirmed as the Autobot commander for the movie. His appearance is expected to be significantly different from his original form, though still in the same vein. In this movie his team of Autobots on Earth will consist of only four others: Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Jazz. Transformers is a live action science fiction film conceptually based on the popular Transformers franchise and toy line. ... Earth (often referred to as the Earth, or the earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... Bumblebee is the name of several characters in the various Transformers toylines. ... Ratchet is a character in the Transformers toyline and cartoon. ... Ironhide is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Jazz is an Autobot Transformers character who has appeared in multiple stories. ...


International

The Autobots were called "Cybertrons" in Japan, "Autorobots" in Italy, and "Autoboterna" in Sweden. The Maximals from Transformers: Beast Wars are also known as Cybertrons in Japan, but in the US they are called Maximals and are descendants of the Autobots. Maximals are a group in the Transformers series Beast Wars. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Maximals are a group in the Transformers series Beast Wars. ...


Notes

  • The Prime title is a direct linguistic decendant of Primus. It identifies the one Autobot Commander that is entrusted with the Creation Matrix, also known as the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. The Matrix is said to chose its own holder and when it is taken by a new leader (at the old leader's death), it transforms him into a larger, more powerful, wiser Autobot commander. Holders of the Matrix become one with the Matrix, such that when the holder dies, his Spark - the Transformer life force - is absorbed into the Matrix.
  • Holders of the Matrix, from the beginning of time (as per the Marvel continuity), are:
- Primus
- Prima
- Prime Nova
- Sentinal Prime
- Optimus Prime
  • The Autobot symbol is referred to as an "Autobrand" in issue #14 of the Marvel comics series.

Broadly conceived, linguistics is the study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... Descent may refer to: Media Descent (computer game), a computer game released by Parallax Software in the mid-1990s Descent: Freespace, a computer game series released by Volition Inc. ... G1 Matrix In the fictional Transfomers Universe, the Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Look up matrix in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word leadership can refer to: the process of leading the concept of leading those entities that perform one or more acts of leading. ... Look up wise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Spark in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word spark has several meanings: Sparks produced by grinding In electricity, spark usually refers to a momentary electrostatic discharge across a spark gap. ... Look up life, living in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In physics, force is that which changes or tend to change the state of rest or motion of a body. ... Absorption has a number of meanings: In physics absorption is a process in which particles of some sort encounter another material and are taken up by or even disappear in it. ... See Menachem Begin, the 6th Prime Minister of Israel. ... A pocket watch, a device used to measure time. ...

See also

Transformers
Toy Line Generation 1 | Generation 2 | Beast Wars | Machine Wars | Beast Machines | Robots in Disguise | Armada | Universe | Energon | Alternators/Binaltech | Cybertron | Titanium | Classics | BotCon
Comics Marvel Series: Generation 1 US | Generation 1 UK | Transformers/G.I. Joe | Headmasters | Universe | Generation 2
Dreamwave Series: Generation 1 | Armada/Energon | Transformers/G.I. Joe | The War Within | More Than Meets the Eye (G1/Armada) | Summer Special | Micromasters
IDW Series: Infiltration | Stormbringer | Beast Wars | Generations | Evolutions
BotCon Exclusives: The Wreckers | Universe
Animated Series Generation 1: The Transformers/Super Robot Life | The Headmasters | Super-God Masterforce | Victory | Zone
Beast Era: Beast Wars | Beast Wars II | Beast Wars Neo | Beast Machines
Robots in Disguise/Car Robots
Unicron Trilogy: Armada/Micron Legend | Energon/Superlink | Cybertron/Galaxy Force
Movies The Transformers: The Movie (1986) | Transformers (2007)
Factions Autobots | Decepticons | Maximals | Predacons | Vehicons | Mini-Cons
Video Games Battle to Save the Earth | Convoy no Nazo | Beast Wars (1998) | Beast Wars Transmetals | Transformers Tataki | Transformers (2004)

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