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Encyclopedia > Metroplex (Transformers)

Metroplex is the name of several characters in the various Transformers series.

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers Character
Metroplex (Metroflex)
Affiliation Autobot (Cybertron)
Function Battle Station
Motto "Vigilance is the foundation on which victories are built."
Alternate mode(s) City/Battle Station
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Voiced by Bud Davis (English)
Osamu Saka (Japanese)

Metroplex is a smaller sub-section of Autobot City, capable of transforming into a battle station or a giant robot comparable in size only with Trypticon (or, later, Fortress Maximus). In Japan he is called Metroflex. Metroplex has three smaller autonomous components: Six-Gun: an Autobot who is formed from six of the battle station's guns combining with one of the city's towers, Scamper: an Autobot who transforms into a car, and Slammer: a tank which transforms into another of the city's skyscrapers. Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bud Davis (real name: George Davis) is a stuntman, actor and assistant director. ... Osamu Saka , born November 7, 1930 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) is a veteran seiyū who works for Aoni Production. ... Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


Metroplex was recolored blue for the Japanese exclusive Decepticon Metrotitan. Metroplex is the name of several characters in the various Transformers series. ...


Metroplex is the living core of Autobot City in the year 2005. He is the largest and most powerful of all the Transformers, and is considered the Autobots' last line of defense. He spends most of his time in city mode but has the ability to transform into a battle station or a colossal robot depending on the situation. He is rivaled in size only by Trypticon, and has been called upon to fight the Decepticon on a few different occasions, often using full-body wrestling tactics rather than depending on firepower. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ...


Animated series

Metroplex transforming

Metroplex rose out of the ruins of Autobot City after the Battle of Autobot City. During that attack, he was seen transforming from city to battle station by manual control. During the fighting, his Transformation Cog was destroyed. After the battle, he received a new Cog with the help of Sky Lynx, Wheelie, Blurr, and Marissa Faireborn, and it was installed by Pipes. Unfortunately, Metroplex was unable to stop the newly-constructed Trypticon from destroying the Ark, but he did defeat the Decepticon afterwards and hurled the dinosaur into the ocean. The next time Metroplex is called into action was to stop Trypticon and Octane from stealing global monuments and bringing them to Carbombya in exchange for "super-energon". During a battle in Moscow, Metroplex caught the Kremlin which Trypticon hurled at him, and was then attacked by Russian troops. This led the Russians (and other humans) to believe that the Autobots were behind the thefts. All was set straight when the Autobots learned Trypticon's whereabouts in Carbomia and Metroplex defeated Trypticon again. Metroplex subsequently returned all of the monuments to their original residences. Image File history File links Metroplex-anim. ... Image File history File links Metroplex-anim. ... Combatants Decepticon strike team Earthbound Autobots Commanders Megatron Ultra Magnus, Optimus Prime Strength 27 Decepticons: 6 seekers, 2 Triplechangers, 6 Constructicons, Devastator, 4 cassetticons, 3 Insecticons, Reflector (all three?), Soundwave, Megatron. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ... Wheelie is the name of a character in the Transformers toy line and fictional storyline. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marissa Faireborn (occasionally misspelled Fairborne) is a fictional character from the Transformers series. ... Pipes is a fictional character in the Transformers Universe. ... The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Octane is a Decepticon in the Transformers toyline. ... Carbombya is a fictional North African nation from the Transformers 1980s cartoon. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ...


When Starscream made his deal with Unicron for a new body, Unicron requested the eyes of Metroplex in one of the tasks. Starscream possessed the body of Scourge and infiltrated Metroplex, stealing one of his eyes but accidentally destroying the other. In a fit of rage, Metroplex unexpectedly transformed into robot mode and began shooting wildly at anyone in range. A bomb planted by Starscream knocked Metroplex unconscious and caused him to transform back to city mode. His eyes were rebuilt after Unicron's plan was foiled by the combination of some Autobots and Decepticons. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...

Trypticon faces off against Metroplex in Five Faces of Darkness.

If Metroplex has any weakness, it is the fact that due to his sheer size he requires other Autobots to protect and maintain him when he is in city mode. The Starscream incident is one example, and another is the time when Swindle was able to steal the Transformation Cog while other Decepticons created a diversion. This once again left Metroplex vulnerable. The Autobots (with Spike and Daniel) retaliated by stealing Trypticon's Cog and installing it in Metroplex. The Decepticons naturally used Metroplex's Cog in Trypticon, and this allowed both to at least partially transform and fight each other. Metroplex was in danger of losing the battle when First Aid properly aligned Metroplex's new Cog. This enabled Metroplex to fully transform and defeat the giant dinosaur. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Swindle is the name given to five different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... First Aid hates seeing any machine in pain, even an overheated car. ...


Metroplex is seen only a couple other times in the cartoon continuity. One was when he is attacked by Soundwave with the powerful 'Harmonics'. The harmony shorted out Metroplex's circuits, who was saved only when Blaster attacked Soundwave and erased his tapes. Metroplex was also shown being shut down by Rodimus Prime during the Hate Plague outbreak, in order to keep him from also going berzerk and unleashing his power on everything. Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


Transformers: The Headmasters

Although it is a common belief that Metroplex is unable to fly, Metroplex was depicted as being able to fly in robot mode in the final episode of the Japanese exclusive Headmasters series. His role in the series was much the same as in series 3 of the American cartoon, battling Trypticon on numerous occasions.


After the death of Ultra Magnus, Metroplex was appointed the new Autobot Earth Commander by Fortress Maximus.


Marvel comics

Metroplex would make his only Marvel appearance in the Marvel UK "Space Pirates" arc. In 2008, the Quintessons invaded and captured Autobot City, but the actions of Hot Rod allowed its living core, Metroplex, to rise up from beneath the city and wipe out their entire fleet. 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. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In the Dreamwave Productions Generation One series the Autobots had just started to build Autobot City in Alaska before the series ended due to the company going out of business. Holograms of Metroplex in city mode were seen as parts of the plans for Autobot City, so it is assumed he would have been created as part of the city or occupied it. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

Metroplex would also receive a brief mention in the third G.I Joe vs Transformers crossover from Devil's Due Publishing. Near the end Optimus Prime speculates on future threats. In one of these scenes Metroplex confronts his rival Trypticon as part of the background to G.I. Joe Extreme's Sgt. Savage fighting Iron Klaw, thus incorporating the G.I. Joe extreme story line with the mainstream G.I. Joes. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ...


Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers Character
Metroplex (Megalo Convoy)
Affiliation Autobot (Cybertron)
Sub-Group Leaders
Convoys
Function Large God Commander
Partner Drillbit
Motto "The future faces enormous power!"
Alternate mode(s) bucket-wheel excavator
Series Transformers: Cybertron
Voiced by Ron Halder (English)

A different character named Metroplex (Called Megalo Convoy in the Japanese version, Transformers: Galaxy Force) exists in the Transformers: Cybertron toyline and universe. The leader of Giant Planet (AKA Gigantia (US)/Gigalonia (JP)) where Transformers are much bigger than traditional sizes and the main way of life involves constructing new cities on top of the old ones. Metroplex turns into a futuristic strip miner and acts somewhat like a foreman on Giant Planet; he's first seen reminding a comrade that "Safety First" is their goal. He and Quickmix (Blender in Japan, another Giant Planet resident and Metroplex's best friend) joins the Autobots after a fight with Megatron destroys part of his city. Metroplex is responsible for Megatron being upgraded to Galvatron. Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Metroplex-cybertron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Drill bits are cutting tools used to create cylindrical holes. ... Bucket wheel excavator in Ferropolis, Germany Bucket-wheel excavators are heavy equipment used in surface mining and civil engineering. ... Ron Halder is a voice actor. ... Gigalonia is the name given to the Giant Planet in Transformers: Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of Transformers: Cybertron. ... Various Transformers toys. ... A foreman is the leader of a group of workers, often in a construction industry. ... Quickmix is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... 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. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


His primary weapon is an axe-like weapon with a sawblade for the head, while his Cyber Key Power opens it into a more traditional and powerful axe-blade, which he can also throw like a boomerang.


Though it doesn't appear to be given a name in Japan, the box of the US toy refers to Metroplex's axe-like weapon as 'Sparkdrinker', likely as a reference to his past as a warrior, and how some warriors named their favorite weapon. Hasbro also seems to have added an unofficial third mode by collapsing Metroplex's legs and rotating his upper torso into its vehicle mode position. This was probably added simply because the results have a greater similarity to his namesake in appearance.


Though never stated, the references to his former warrior nature are most likely to Metroplex being a warrior during the invasion by Planet X, and likely his actions both then and afterwards are what eventually earns him the role of leader.


According to exclusive bio information in in the Transformers Collectors' Club magazine #15 Drill Bit's function is "Coordinator". He plans all the Mini-Con work on Gigantion, and many of those Mini-Cons consider him the leader of their planet.


Animated series

Metroplex (in shadow) and Giant Planet
Metroplex (in shadow) and Giant Planet

The most notable thing about Metroplex is that he is one of the few Transformers in the series to be able to defeat Megatron single handedly, making him comparatively one of the more powerful characters in the series. When he refuses to let the Decepticons go to the lower levels of the planet, Megatron attacks him with his Leobreaker clone, then deduces Metroplex to be slow and stupid because of his size and strength. He is promptly proven wrong when Metroplex jumps over his next attack, and stomps on top of the Decepticon leader, then swats away his minions trying to help him. When Megatron gets out finally and tries to attack again, Metroplex activates his Cyber Key Power, and crushes Megatron with such force with his axe that he's knocked through the ground and into a subterranean level, in such a state of disrepair that only Megatron's stubborn will not to give up keeps him alive. Unfortunately, when Megatron was recreated as Galvatron the tables were turned and it was Metroplex's turn to receive a severe beating. Image File history File links Metroplexgiant. ... Image File history File links Metroplexgiant. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Metroplex also proves to be rather protective of others. Despite being ganged up on by Decepticons, he yells to Quickmix to help the Autobots instead of him, and on at least two occasions saves the lives of the human kids; once by slicing through a steel beam about to fall on them, and later by shielding them from a giant falling rock with his body.


In the final episode of Transformers: Cybertron Optimus Prime (Galaxy Convoy) proposed a new Space Bridge project using the power of the four Cyber Planet Keys and the four great Cybertronian ships. Many Autobots and former Decepticons joined in the project. Metroplex lead the Lemuria and Gigantia Cyber Planet Key with Drillbit, Signal Lancer, Undermine and Brimstone.


Like the other large robots on Gigantion, Metroplex has a stereotyped European accent that lies somewhere between Irish and Scottish (possibly Ulster-Scots). Ulster-Scots is a term mainly used in Ireland and Britain (Scotch-Irish or Scots-Irishis commonly used in North America) primarily to refer to Presbyterian Scots, or their descendents, who migrated from the Scottish Lowlands to Ulster (the northern province of Ireland), largely across the 17th century. ...


Toys

A bonus pack version of Cybertron Metroplex sold in late 2006 included Clocker. Clocker (Skids in Japan) is a character in the Transformers: Cybertron series. ...


Transformers: The Game

In the video game based on the 2007 transformers movie, there is a mall area of Tranquility, the city in which Sam Witwicky lives. There is a sign outside the mall which reads Metroplex Mall as a reference to the character.


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Metroplex (Transformers) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1428 words)
Unfortunately, Metroplex was unable to stop the newly-constructed Trypticon from destroying the Ark, but he did defeat the Decepticon afterwards and hurled the dinosaur into the ocean.
Metroplex turns into a futureistic strip miner and acts somewhat like a foreman on Giant Planet; he's first seen reminding a comrade that "Safety First" is their goal.
Metroplex is responsible for Megatron being upgraded to Galvatron.
Transformers Profiles-Metroplex (610 words)
Metroplex's role usually prevents him from being in the front lines, a situation he finds frustrating, but one the other Autobots understand and accept completely.
Metroplex mostly uses Scamper, Six-Gun, and Slammer to scout and defend his periphery, although occasionally he'll send one or more on short missions.
Weaknesses: Metroplex's autonomous units- Scamper, Slammer, and Six-Gun- are all relatively vulnerable to attack as compared to Metroplex himself.
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