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Encyclopedia > Hot Rod (Transformers)

Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. First introduced in Transformers: The Movie, where he is voiced by Judd Nelson. He transforms into a red sports car, with flames painted on the hood and doors. Hot Rod has a youthful attitude, and serves as an older brother figure to Spike’s son Daniel Witwicky. Later in life he temporarily bears the Autobot Matrix of Leadership and becomes Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan), and leader of the Autobots. Various Transformers toys Transformers is the name of a line of toys produced by Hasbro from 1984 onwards, and also of a number of spin-offs based on the toys including a Marvel Comics series, an animated television series that began airing on 1984 (Transformers series) and a feature-length... Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ... Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an actor/writer born in Portland, Maine. ... 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. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... The Autobots (also known as Cybertrons in Japan) are the heroes in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ...


Appearance in Transformers: The Movie

At the beginning of the movie, he is stationed at Autobot City on Earth. Along with Daniel Witwicky, the son of Spike, he discovers the Decepticon's secret attack on the city. Just before the Decepticons are driven off, he gets in the way of a battle to the death between Optimus Prime and Megatron, when he eagerly attempts to protect Optimus Prime from Megatron's deception after realizing the Decepticon leader's 'pleas' for mercy from his hated enemy after the fight were a ruse to buy enough time to grab a discarded energy pistol and turn the tables. Instead, he succeeded only in blocking Optimus's line of fire, allowing Megatron to fatally shoot Optimus Prime. Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons 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. ... In the original Transformers television and comic series, Optimus Prime is the leader of the heroic Autobots by right of his possession of the Matrix of Leadership. ... Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons in fictional Transformers Universes. ...


Shortly after the battle, Megatron, in his new form of Galvatron, attacks Autobot City again. The Autobots are split into two groups, and Hot Rod and Kup go aboard a shuttle with the Dinobots. During their journey to Cybertron, they are attacked by Galvatron's underling, Cyclonus. Their ship is critically damaged, and they crash on the planet Quintessa, where they are captured by the Quintessons and are sentenced to death by being torn apart by Sharkticons. Hot Rod and Kup manage to hold their own against them, and with the arrival of the Dinobots and a new Autobot, Wheelie, they turn the Sharkticons against their masters, and depart the planet to reunite with the other Autobots on Junkion. Galvatron is a fictional character from the various Transformers Universes, most often the evolution of a universes Megatron. ... Kup Kup is an Autobot Transformer introduced and featured in Transformers: The Movie and the third season of the original animated television series; he was voiced by Lionel Stander in the film and John Stephenson in the series. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Cybertron Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Quintessa is a fictional planet in the Transformers universe. ... 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. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... In the fictional universe of the Transformers series, Wheelie is an Autobot. ... The planet of Junk (sometimes also referred to as Junkion) is a planetoid which was first introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...


From Junkion, the Autobots attack Unicron. Hot Rod pilots the Quintesson's ship into Unicron's right eye, but in the ensuing crash, he is separated from the other Autobots, and encounters Galvatron alone. Galvatron, who never intended to give Unicron the Matrix, preferring instead to enslave him with it, offered to make an alliance with Hot Rod to defeat Unicron. Unicron, however, sensing the danger Hot Rod posed, ordered Galvatron to kill him immediately. During the battle, Hot Rod took the Matrix from Galvatron, and was transformed into the Autobots' new leader, Rodimus Prime. He threw Galvatron out of Unicron's body and deep into space and opened the Matrix, which started a chain reaction that destroyed Unicron, then took command of the Autobots as they fled his body and led them back to Cybertron. Despite this, his relative inexperience, self-conciousness, and self-doubt caused him to question many times over his fitness as Autobot leader. Unicron, in the movie Planet Mode, devouring a moon of Cybertron Unicron is a planet-sized transformer who devours worlds and played the primary antagonist in his first appearance, Transformers: The Movie, in which he is voiced by Orson Welles - this was actually his final film role before his death... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...


Later, when Optimus Prime is revived, Rodimus Prime returns the Matrix of Leadership (and the Prime title) to him, reverting to his former identity of Hot Rod.


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Hot Rod: Information from Answers.com (966 words)
Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers.
Hot Rod first appeared in the American animated series during the events of Transformers: The Movie, where he was one of the many Autobots stationed at Autobot City.
Hot Rod led a cell of Autobots in resistance to the leadership of Shockwave on Cybertron until Shockwave was overthrown by Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus.
Maz Article: Reissue Targetmaster Hot Rod (Collection #13) (3647 words)
Hot Rod was then reissued in the US by Hasbro but he was renamed Rodimus Major and now Takara have released what is probably the ultimate Hot Rod reissue, the seventh main incarnation, the Collection #13 reissue of Targetmaster Hot Rod.
Hot Rod was of course first introduced to fans in the 1986 feature film Transformers: The Movie and was the main character in the film.
Hot Rod's robot mode has always been very show-accurate and has had personality due to the design of his facial features, the wide shoulders, the chrome guns/exhausts and the yellow wing on his back.
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