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Encyclopedia > Sky Lynx

Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. In 2005, a Mini-Con in the Transformers: Cybertron line was also called Sky Lynx. The Autobots (also known as Cybertrons in Japan) are the heroes in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ...


In the original series, Sky Lynx consisted of two parts: a space shuttle that can transform into a bird-like creature, and the shuttle's ground transport transformed into a lynx. The two parts can combine with each other either in vehicle or in animal modes, creating either a space shuttle launching vehicle or a chimaera-like hybrid animal. The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... Species Lynx lynx Lynx canadensis Lynx lynx carpathica Lynx pardinus Lynx rufus A Lynx is any of several medium-sized wild cats. ... Chimera from Arezzo. ...


According to his tech specs, Sky Lynx is a Lieutenant Commander. He is a highly intellecutal explorer who enjoys scouring the depths of space. He is aware of his own intelligence and abilities, to the point of vanity: he frequently boasts about himself to those he thinks are inferior to him. Each Transformer has tech specs printed on the back of the box that it is sold in. ...


His motto is "The best achievements are worth repeating."

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The Toy

The Sky Lynx toy is one of the largest Generation One Transformers, almost as big as Metroplex or Trypticon. It is, for the most part, an accurate replica of the Space Shuttle orbiter and is slightly larger than assembled 1/144-scale Shuttle Orbiter model kits. The most visible alterations are related to the feet and their stowage; relatively-obscure details such as the star tracker navigation system (located foward of the commander's windows) are reproduced faithfully, and seams representing panel gaps in the heat-shield "tiles" are accurately placed. The aft third of the payload bay doors can be opened, revealing a dummy gold-foil-covered payload that hides part of the transformation mechanisms. The toy is molded mostly in white plastic and does not have the familiar black, white, and grey colors of the actual Space Shuttle orbiter. Metroplex is the living core of Autobot City in the year 2005. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... In the context of spacecraft, attitude control is control of the angular position and rotation of the spacecraft, either relative to the object that it is orbiting, or relative to the celestial sphere. ...


The transformations of both the orbiter and crawler-transporter are very simple and mainly involve pivoting animal parts such as feet or wings out of their hiding places. However, this is compensated by the fact that the crawler is motorized. The crawler is powered by AA batteries and can therefore can be made to walk in lynx mode, or roll along the ground in shuttle mode. Crawler-Transporter #2 in a December 2004 road test after track shoe replacement. ... An AA battery is 50. ...


Unusual for a toy of its size, Sky Lynx does not come with any accessories whatsoever.


The Story

Sky Lynx had a prominent role in both the cartoon and the comics. However his origins are never explained.


G1

American Cartoon

Sky Lynx only appeared in the third season. True to his tech specs, he appears very intellectual and somewhat snobby. Sky Lynx played an important part in Return of Optimus Prime by bringing a Quintesson to Earth to revive the deceased Optimus Prime, and in Call of the Primitives where he led the primitive Transformer animals. Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Earth is the third planet from the Sun. ...

"If you ever find yourself in doubt, ask yourself: What would Sky Lynx do if he were in my position? - And you will not go far wrong." - Sky Lynx, Call of the Primitives


His heroism was shown to a great degree in "The Return of Optimus Prime". After the initial phase of the "Hate Plauge" had infected the Earth and the surrounding star systems Sky Lynx was perhaps the only uninfected transformer still capable of spaceflight. He was contacted by Rodimus Prime while en route to Earth to combat the plauge and evacuate survivors. Rodimus ordered him to find a Quintesson without delay, and bring him to Earth. Hate Plague infected rat In the fictional universe of the Transformers, the Hate Plague, also referred to as a madness plague by Rodimus Prime, occurred sometime during or after the year 2006 and resulted in the Return of Optimus Prime, a truce with Galvatron and the Decepticons, and the temporary... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ...


Sky Lynx scoffed at the idea, stating Quintessons were in hiding at the far end of the galaxy. Puzzled as to why Rodimus needed a Quintesson, Rodimus informed him he needed one to rebuild Optimus Prime. Without hesitation Sky Lynx flew at top speed out of the system, boldly proclaiming "I will not rest until I find a Quintesson!"


After searching the galaxy and skillfully avoiding infection, Sky Lynx discovered a lone Quintesson fleeing from Plauge infected Sharkticons on a remote outpost. In exchange for a ride, the Autobot had the Quintesson promise to restore Optimus Prime to life. Returning to Earth they found virtually the entire planet's population infected, including Rodimus Prime himself. Holing themselves up in the deactivated Metroplex Sky Lynx and the Quintesson begin the unfathomable task of returning Optimus Prime's body to life. This article needs to be wikified. ... A Metroplex is an area of 2 or more very close statistical metropolitan areas that converge upon one another. ...


After numerous physical repairs and setbacks, the Quintesson ( whose name, if any, is unknown ) inquired to his assistant as to what he was going to do about the disease. Sky Lynx replied: "Optimus will know what to do! .....I hope." The Quitesson made a final attempt to revive Optimus through the use of a conduit linked straight to the Autobot Matrix. As the stunned pair looked on, Optimus Prime was returned to life.


With Optimus back and other Autobots repaired ( thanks to the Quintesson ) Sky Lynx became their transport. Their first stop was the Decepticon homeworld of Char. It was there, after a shaky truce with an unifected Galvatron, that they located a special metal that was stolen by the Decpticons. The metal, if used to coat Optimus Prime, would make him immune to the Plauge and able to retake the Matrix from the infected Rodimus Prime. However, although Optimus and Sky Lynx were able to retreat back to Earth with the metal, they were the only survivors of the operation. Galvatron, the repaired Autobots and one of the metal's creators ( human Jessica Morgan ) were infected by plauge carrying Decepticons. Image:Deceptacunt logo s. ... Char may mean: A piece of charred substance A character Certain fish in the genus Salvelinus The Char 2C, a tank Char (StarCraft) Tea This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes, most often the evolution of a universes Megatron. ...


Returning to Earth, the Quintesson transformed the metal to a spray form and coated Optimus' entire surface area. There was not enough to coat Sky Lynx or anyone else. Hunting down Rodimus Prime with help from Autobot Steeljaw, Optimus and Sky Lynx confronted him. In assisting in the battle between the 2 Autobot leaders, Sky Lynx became infected by Rodimus. Optimus had lost his only form of off-world transport.


Luckily, Optimus did defeat the crazed Rodimus and retook the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Shortly after this Optimus Prime journeyed into the Matrix and released it's engergies from within, curing the plauge and saving the universe.


Japanese Cartoon

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Comics

Marvel Version

In Marvel comics Sky Lynx first appeared after Grimlock had taken up leadership of the Autobots after Optimus Prime's death. He sided with the "rebel" Autobots Blaster and Bumblebee who Grimlock thought were criminals. It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Grimlock is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Optimus Prime (known in Japan as Convoy) is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Generation One Blaster (Japanese Name: Broadcast; Later, Twincast) Blaster is the Autobot Communications officer (Also an espionage agent) in the G1 universe. ... Bumblebee (Bumble in Japan) is the smaller brother of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ...


Meanwhile, on Earth, four human children (three boys and a girl) accidentally witnessed a battle between the Protectobots and the Combaticons. The Protectobots won, and the children become so excited that they wanted to join in. The Autobots agreed, removing the modification lock Grimlock had placed on Blaster and putting it on the Combaticon Blast Off instead. Inside Blast Off, Blaster and the children were able to go to space. The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ...


Sky Lynx's first job was to escort the children safely off from Blast Off, who was seen as an enemy by Grimlock's forces. This worked, but Sky Lynx and the children later got into trouble on a cosmic carnival ship where Berko put them on public display. Berko is a character in Marvels Transformers (comic) series. ...


After escaping the carnival ship, Sky Lynx brought the children safely back home to Earth. However, when he revealed he was a Transformer, the crowd got scared and angry, and drove him and Berko back to space. They later ended up at Central Point Space Station, where they were in danger of being eaten by Mecannibals. Autobot Pretenders Landmine and Cloudburst saved them. Mecannibals are a fictional alien species in Marvel Comicss Transformers comic. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... U.S. Army soldier removes fuse from a Russian-made mine to clear a minefield outside of Fallujah, Iraq. ... A cloudburst is extreme rainfall, sometimes mixed with hail and thunder, which normally lasts no longer than a few minutes but is capable of creating minor flood conditions. ...


Dreamwave Version

Sky Lynx had only a minor role in the Dreamwave comics. He was parked on one of Cybertron's space ports when a group of Decepticons stole him. After Sky Lynx had launched off to space, he transformed into bird mode and took control over himself. Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Cybertron Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ...


Transformers: Cybertron

In the Transformers: Cybertron toyline, Sky Lynx is a member of the Mini-Con Sky Attack Team. This toy was a recolor of the Mini-Con Gunbarrel, and was available in a two-pack with Thunderblast.


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Sky Lynx is the name of two different characters in the fictional Transformers universes.
The Sky Lynx toy is one of the largest Generation One Transformers, almost as big as Metroplex or Trypticon.
Sky Lynx scoffed at the idea, stating Quintessons were in hiding at the far end of the galaxy.
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