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Encyclopedia > Smokescreen (Transformers)

Smokescreen is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Smokescreen
Affiliation Autobot
Function Diversionary Tactician
Motto "A look can be deceiving; a touch can be lethal."
Alternate Modes Nissan Fairlady Z
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Alternators
English voice actor Jack Angel
Japanese voice actor Masashi Ebara

Smokescreen Is one of the second year Autobot Cars in the Transformers series. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links SmokescreenProfile. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Z-car 1969 or 1970 Fairlady Z (240Z) in Japan Z-car usually refers to a series of sports cars manufactured by Nissan. ... Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930 in Modesto, California) is an American actor, director and costume designer. ... Masashi Ebara (江原 正士 Ebara Masashi) is a seiyu who was born on May 4, 1953 in Kanagawa. ...


Smokescreen's toy was remolded from Prowl and Bluestreak, itself originating from an earlier Japanese line named Diaclone. Smokescreen's vehicle mode was based on an actual existing car — a 1960 Nissan Fairlady Z race car in the Electramotive team livery. Team founder Don Devendorf's car was accurately recreated, except that his number 83 was changed to a 38. Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Silverstreak (Streak in Japan, Jaseur in France, Ariete in Italy) is the name given to the Transformers character once known as Bluestreak, but for trademark reasons it had to be changed in 2003. ... Takara Toys Diaclone toys were transforming vehicles piloted by miniature Micromen called an Inch-Man. ... Z-car 1969 or 1970 Fairlady Z (240Z) in Japan Z-car usually refers to a series of sports cars manufactured by Nissan. ...


Smokescreen's bio originally indicated that while he appeared calm and easy-going, he was in reality the closest thing the Autobots had to someone who thought like a Decepticon. He would cheat to win without hesitation, and often covers his true goals from even his fellow Autobots. Autobot leaders even use him as a spy amongst the ranks at times.


Animated series

Smokescreen originally appeared in "Dinobot Island pt 1". Smokescreen was used quite frequently in season 2, taking the starring role in the episode "The Gambler". This saw him strike a deal with a gambler named Bosh in order to save his fellow Autobots — he would win energon for Bosh if Bosh used some of it to reactivate the others. Predictably cheating his way to victory, he was caught and lost all his winnings. With the help of Devcon, he and Bosh ended up battling and defeating Astrotrain, Dirge and Ramjet. After this Bosh freed the other Autobots. The cartoon actually made use of his abilities — in "The Key to Vector Sigma", for example, his smoke saved the Autobots' super-fuel after Prowl's security detail was compromised, and in "Auto Berzerk" he downed the famed Seekers — including Starscream — with his disruptors. // Defcon (or Devcon) is an Autobot bounty hunter. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Smokescreen was not amongst the Autobots whose death was shown in The Transformers: The Movie, although an animation mistake which colored the body of the deceased Wheeljack in red did caused some speculation — indeed, the storyboard of this scene clearly depicts Smokescreen's dead body, not Wheeljack's. Smokescreen did not appear in the post-movie Season Three, and so it is generally assumed that, even if he was not featured in this particular scene (or even the movie for that matter), that he was killed in the attack on Autobot City, or even in the years before the movie. If this was not the case, neither animators nor series editors for Season 3 made an effort to alleviate confusions regarding which characters' deaths in the movie were included, or excluded. Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Smokescreen appears in the Japanese opening for season 3, as the movie was not shown in Japan at the time.


Marvel Comics

Smokescreen first appeared in issue 14 of the Marvel Transformers comic. Here, he was brought to life alongside Grapple, Hoist,Skids and Tracks via the downloading of their personalities and Sparks from storage. Bumblebee took all but Grapple on a tour of the surrounding area — but ended up in a trial by fire when the Decepticons tried to steal sonic energy from a rock concert. The group battled Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker, defeating them, but left when the humans accused them of sabotaging the concert. Grapple (Grap in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ... Hoist (Treuil in Canada, Bufalo in Italy) is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ... // Transformers G1 (1985) Transformers Alternators (2005) Transformers Robots in Disguise (2001) Toy Review The first of the modified spelling of the name, Skid-Z is a repaint of a toy named Indy Heat from the Takara series Car Robots and he is the Hasbro version of that character. ... Tracks (Le Sillage in Canada, Puma in Italy) is the name to a single character in the Transformers Universes. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...

After this, Smokescreen played more of a peripheral role, battling the Decepticons, but not having any major roles. He was one of the many casualties when trying to stop the Underbase-powered Starscream. He was not shown to be revived, but returned in the pages of the Transformers: Generation 2 comic, where he accompanied Grimlock on a disastrous raid on Jhiaxus' forces. After this, he battled against Jhiaxus forces under Optimus Prime's command — only to be killed by a squad of Jhiaxus' troopers alongside Ironhide. Image File history File linksMetadata Autobot-dummies. ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ... Ironhide is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


The Smokescreen of the post-movie universe appeared in the Marvel UK comics, most prominently in the "Legacy of Unicron" arc. He and Inferno were dispatched to escort Wreck-Gar back to the planet Junk. There, they discovered it had been taken over by the decapitated head of Unicron. The two escaped to warn Rodimus Prime, leaving Wreck-Gar behind to free his people, with Inferno being badly injured by the mind-controlled bounty hunter Death's Head. The two arrived on Cybertron — only to discover that Unicron's puppets Cyclonus and Scourge had launched an all-out Decepticon assault. The Decepticons badly damaged the shuttle, and Smokescreen refused to leave his injured friend. Inferno had other ideas and bodily threw him through the windshield to safety, before crashing and killing as many Decepticons as he could. Smokescreen returned to Junk with Prime and the Dinobots, determined to avenge Inferno, and contributing to the Chaos-Bringer's eventual defeat. Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ... The planet of Junk (sometimes also referred to as Junkion) is a planetoid which was first introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Toys

  • Generation 1 Smokescreen (1985)
A remold of Bluestreak and Prowl.
Smokescreen Vehicle Mode.
Smokescreen Robot Mode.
Smokescreen Robot Mode.
  • Transformers: Binaltech/Alternators Smokescreen (2003)
Smokescreen was the first Transformer to be released in the highly anticipated Transformers: Alternators/Binaltech toy line by Hasbro/Takara. Smokescreen's alternate mode is a Subaru Impreza WRC (2003). Smokescreen captures a fantastic amount of detail from the real car while still providing plenty of poseability in robot form. Smokescreen includes an engine that can turned into an "Electro-Disruptor Rifle". The Alternators rear view mirror is inset and painted silver while the Binaltech is reflective and solid.
Smokescreen was still a racing version of a production car — this time, however, the 2003 Subaru Impreza World Rally Championship car, driven by Petter Solberg. His character card explained that he had been revived by Subaru's STI tuning group, who had built his new body, and that he was more dedicated to dispelling fear and apprehension amongst his comrades than ever.
Smokescreen is very faithful to the original Generation One Smokescreen. He has many similarities beyond the name and the fact that he is a blue vehicle which makes him easily recognizable,
While the Alternator line only released one Smokescreen, the Binaltech line released two. They were very similar, but had a few minor differences to accurately depict the two distinct WRC cars: The number seven or eight was printed on the top and on the doors. The number seven version license plate is "S40WRT" while the number eight license plate reads "S30WRT" There is an image of a cartoon pig on the side view mirrors of only the number seven version. The number seven version of the car has the names of Solberg and Mills on the rear door windows while the number eight version has the names of Makinen and Lindstrom, indicating the names of the drivers of each respective car. Each name has the flag of that drivers' nationality next to it.
Smokescreen was later remolded into [[Silverstreak (Alternators/Binaltech)|Silverstreak]] and Smokescreen GT. His bio indicates he still plays his morale boosting role within the Autobot ranks.
  • Smokescreen GT (2004)
In 2004, the seventh Binaltech character was released, as Smokescreen GT. Based on the first Binaltech incarnation of Smokescreen, BT-01, the GT version was modified to resemble the 2004 World Rally Championship Subaru Impreza. Changes to the mold included revised front bumper, grille and wheels, and deco changes included revised sponsor labels and driver details. Smokescreen GT also included a missile launcher accessory, and was available in variations with either "1" or "2" on the door. Smokescreen GT was not released into the Alternators toy line.
To explain the presence of the Smokescreen GT, the Binaltech story offers the following, also translated by Doug Dlin: "In conjunction with Smokescreen's volunteering, the EDC's Advanced Technologies Development Bureau conducted the customization and function expansion of a GT System-compatible model in an experimental base, using the latest BT-model body frame made by Subaru. The "life force" that is the source of a Transfomer's life is propagated through its entire body by a "laser core," which is at the center of a force field. The GT System separately contains this laser core outside the body in subspace storage, and by synchronously connecting with translink ports installed on each BT terminal, it is able to breathe life into each of the multiply duplicated personality data. Each unit's memory data undergoes integration processing after it returns from an operation."
  • Transformers: Titanium (2006)
Smokescreen was released in 2006 as a non-transforming 3 inch tall member of the Transformers: Titanium line. His form is based on the Alternators version of Smokescreen. Because this toy lacks a vehicle mode, it did not require a license from the car maker like the Alternators version did.

ImageMetadata File history File links Alternator_smokescreen_vehicle_mode. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Alternator_smokescreen_vehicle_mode. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (640x670, 83 KB) Transformers Alternator Smokescreen robot mode. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (640x670, 83 KB) Transformers Alternator Smokescreen robot mode. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternators (BINALTECH バイナルテック in Japan) is a toyline of the Transformers series produced by Hasbro in North America and TAKARA in Japan, the primary selling point of which is the use of 1:24 scale, accurate real-world vehicle modes officially licensed from car... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Takara Co. ... For other uses, see Subaru (disambiguation). ... For the high-performance versions of the Impreza, see Subaru Impreza WRX and Subaru Impreza WRX STi The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that was first introduced by Subaru in 1993. ... Petter Hollywood Solberg (born November 18, 1974 in Askim), from Spydeberg i Østfold, Norway, is a professional rally driver. ... STi Logo Subaru Tecnica International, or STi is Fuji Heavy Industries motorsports division. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ...

Transformers: Generation 2 (1994)

In addition to the original Smokescreen appearing in the G2 comic, the Generation 2 toy line featured a different character with the name Smokescreen: a Decepticon who transformed into a fighter jet and combined with Dreadwing, who transformed into a stealth bomber. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dreadwind and Darkwing Dreadwing is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Transformers: Armada

Transformers character

Panel from Dreamwave comics
Smokescreen
Affiliation Autobot
Japanese name Grap
Function Diversionary Tactician
Partner Liftor
Motto "Strike hard, strike straight."
Alternate Modes Crane truck
Series Transformers: Armada
English voice actor Dale Wilson

The name Smokescreen is reassigned to an Autobot who transforms into an orange construction crane. The name is unrelated to his personality or function, but his Japanese name in 'Micron Legend' is Grap; the Japanese name for G1 Grapple who also transforms into a construction crane. However, due to copyright reasons the name Grapple could not be used. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dale Wilson is a Canadian actor, whose acting credits includes Chuck, the fire captain from the Beachcombers. ... Grapple (Grap in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ...


His bio indicated that he was an Autobot who was always in the thick of battle — not because he enjoyed it, but because he can't be bothered thinking about complex tactical maneuvers. He was immensely strong, but sometimes this habit of rushing in without thinking rebounded against superior odds.


Animated series

In the cartoon, Smokescreen is the first Autobot reinforcement to join the Autobots on Earth. In his first mission, he encountered Rad, Alexis and Carlos, who unwittingly foiled his attempt to rescue the Mini-Con Drill Bit. However, after he rescued them from Cyclonus, he revealed his role to them. Smokescreen served as one of Optimus Prime's most trusted soldiers, acting as the group's sniper. He put up the most resistance when Prime welcomed the double agent Scavenger into the group, eventually making up with him after he contributed to an Autobot victory. Rad is the name of several characters in the Transformers storyline. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Later, he was nearly killed when he sacrificed himself after to stop Megatron using the Requiem Blaster on the other Autobots. Megatron gunned him down at point-blank range, although Smokescreen refused to give up until the Decepticons had retreated. Only then did he allow himself to go offline, much to his comrades' grief. This was not the end for him, as he was rebuilt by Red Alert into a new and improved body. After this, he renames himself Hoist. 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. ... The Requiem Blaster is a device in the Transformers: Armada series. ... Red Alert is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Hoist (Treuil in Canada, Bufalo in Italy) is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In Dreamwave Productions's accompanying Armada comic, Smokescreen would play a smaller role than his animated counterpart. One of the first Autobots to appear, he was unable to prevent the fall of Cyber City to the Mini-Con enhanced Decepticons. One million years later, when the signal from the escaped Mini-Cons was received, he was one of the Autobots who journeyed to Earth under Optimus Prime. After battling the Decepticons and gaining his Mini-Con partner, he disappeared, revealed in issue #12 that he and Scavenger had been sent to an observation post in California. He was subsequently recalled to the Autobot base after Prime's disappearance — only to be confronted by a full-scale Decepticon assault. Scavenger and Smokescreen battled Megatron and Demolishor, only for Smokescreen to get shot in the head by Megatron at point blank range. Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scavenger subsequently avenged him by knocking Megatron into Unicron's gaping maw. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Demolishor is a fictional character, a Decepticon in the Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon series. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ...


Although it was not clear if Smokescreen survived or not, Hoist appeared in the subsequent Transformers: Energon comics, indicating he had died at one point, making it likely that as in the animated continuity, Smokescreen was resurrected as Hoist.
Hoist (Treuil in Canada, Bufalo in Italy) is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


3H Enterprises

In the Transformers: Universe comic, Armada Smokescreen and Generation One Smokescreen were both been abducted from their home dimensions by Unicron, and were forced to fight each other to the death in gladiatorial combat. Armada Smokescreen prevails in the contest. Please note that the depictions of these two combatants are of the original G1 Smokescreen and the original Armada Smokescreen; the comic was written before the Universe Smokescreen toys were created.
This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Toys

  • Armada Smokescreen with Liftor (2002)
Universe Smokescreen
  • Transformers: Universe Smokescreen with Liftor (2004)
Armada Smokescreen was repainted blue for Universe and released as part of a "Battle in a Box". He and his Mini-Con Liftor fought against Ransack and his stolen Mini-Con Refute.
  • Transformers: Universe Smokescreen with Jolt (unreleased)
A second Universe toy named Smokescreen was planned, but never released. Transformers: Armada's Powerlinx Hot Shot was recolored in Generation One Smokescreen's colors. Like Hot Shot, Smokescreen's Mini-Con partner was Jolt. It is unknown if he was suppposed to be any previous Smokescreen, or a new character.


Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ransack is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ... Jolt is the name of several character in the Transformers series. ...


Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers character
Smokescreen
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Deluxe Vehicles
Alternate Modes Bugatti Veyron
Series Transformers: Cybertron

Smokescreen was the original name given to the Autobot who was based on the Galaxy Force character Autovolt, but later Hasbro changed their minds and called him Crosswise. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Transformers: Cybertron (Transformers: Galaxy Force in Japan) was the 2005-2006 Transformers toyline and animated series, another co-production between Hasbro and Takara. ... Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001) RiD Crosswise Crosswise (X-Car in japan) was the name of one of the Autobot Spychangers. ...


The name Smokescreen was intended to be unveiled at a Transformers convention during early 2006 but never materialized. He was rumored to be a remold of an Armada toy, likely to incorporate a Cyber Planet Key.


Toys

  • Cybertron Smokescreen (2006)
Cybertron Smokescreen was released. A repaint of Cybertron Crosswise, but in colors a homage to the original Generation 1 Smokescreen.



2007 Transformers film

Transformers character
Smokescreen
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Fast Action Battlers
Alternate Modes Pontiac Solstice
Series Transformers movie toys

Smokescreen is among the characters which appeared in the Transformers 3D Battle Card Game by Wizards of the Coast. He is a blue redeco of movie Jazz. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ...

  • Movie Fast Action Battlers Sonic Shock Smokescreen (2008/unreleased)
A Deluxe-sized toy with simplified transformation for younger children. Repaint of Autobot Jazz.[1]

Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ...

External links

  • Gallery of G1 Smokescreen
  • Toy Review Gallery of ALternators Smokescreen
  • Toy Gallery of Universe Smokescreen
  • Review of Armada Smokescreen
  • Gallery for Armada Smokescreen
  • Official Hasbro Alternator product page
  • Hasbro instruction manual
  • Toy Review of Binaltech Smokescreen GT
  • Gallery of Binaltech Smokescreen
  • Gallery of Alternators Smokescreen
  • Gallery of Binaltech Smokescreen (Part 1)
  • Gallery of Binaltech Smokescreen (Part 2)
  • Gallery of Binaltech Smokescreen GT (Part 1)
  • Gallery of Binaltech Smokescreen GT (Part 2)

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Steve's Transformers fansite: 1988 reviews (887 words)
Smokescreen insists his friend return to med bay before he dies, but Inferno explains that without his help they are both as good as dead anyway.
Smokescreen watches the incredible mushroom cloud that follows the explosion, swearing to avenge his friend, while unaware of his survival, Cyclonus and Scourge circle the wreckage sure that nothing could have survived.
Smokescreen has just filled Rodimus Prime in with the details, and as the other top Autobots listen (Grimlock, Kup and Ultra Magnus), they can scarcely believe it themselves.
The Transformers Archive (793 words)
I never really had any intention of purchasing this figure since I already had Smokescreen, but I had wished that this version of the mold (which isn't exactly the same mold) had come out first so Smokescreen could have been the figure I decided to pass over.
Yeah, it kind of matches Smokescreen since his gun matched the color of his limbs, but then Smokescreen's limbs are gray, not bright red.
Transformation: 10 - The same score I gave Smokescreen because the transformation is exactly the same.
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