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Encyclopedia > Wheelie (Transformers)
Transformers character
Wheelie
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Mini-Bots
Motto "Only the fierce shall live."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Car
Series Transformers: Generation 1
English voice actor Frank Welker
Japanese voice actor Kazue Komiya

Wheelie is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers toy line and fictional storyline. 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. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Kazue Komiya , born July 12, 1952 in Tokyo) is a veteran seiyū who is affiliated with Theater Echo. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ...

Contents

Transformers: Generaton 1 (1986)

Wheelie's transformation is a futuristic, one-person car in yellow, white and orange.


Animated series

The official theory as to his origin is that he was the sole survivor of an Autobot colonization ship which crashed on Quintessa, but a more complex theory occasionally surfaces that suggests he was an Autobot exile who landed on Quintessa by mistake.


Wheelie is introduced roughly half-way through the movie as an unknown Autobot youth watching from the shadows as Hot Rod and Kup are dragged away to the court of the Quintessons. He meets up with the Dinobots and leads them to the courtroom just in time to save the two Autobots from becoming Sharkticon lunches. After the Sharkticons start chasing the Quintessons, Wheelie points the Autobots toward a ship in exchange for them taking him with them when they leave Quintessa. Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Sharkticons are fictional robots from the Transformers universe. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Quintessa is a fictional planet in the Transformers universe. ...


A young Autobot, Wheelie's function is listed as "survivalist" (pretty much a given, considering he's spent who knows how many years trapped on Quintessa). He despises the Quintessons and their Sharkticon minions, but only fights when he has no alternative (no doubt a survivalist trait).


During the third season, Wheelie's role in the series changed from survivalist to the Autobots' "little brother", a cute little kid providing comic relief and acting as Daniel Witwicky's best friend, paralleling the relationship between Spike Witwicky (Daniel's father) and Bumblebee in the pre-movie series. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Wheelie and Daniel, along with the Dinobot Grimlock (whose character changed dramatically in the third season from hugely powerful brute-warrior to a silly, cuddly oaf who actually wears a giant apron at one point) were written as main characters in several episodes in which they got themselves into various predicaments. Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Wheelie was one of the few characters to appear regularly in the Japanese Transformers spin-off series "Headmasters". Often sided with Daniel, and Arcee on the battleship Fortress Maximus. (Unfortunately, Wheelie's role as a foolish source of comic relief is drastically increased, leading to severe disdain by more serious fans of the original series or Headmasters.) A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ...


Wheelie also had a cameo appearance in Transformers: Armada along with Fortress Maximus in the episodes "Past" parts I & II.


Wheelie, like many Transformers in the various cartoon series, suffers from a speech defect. Wheelie occasionally speaks in the third-person, but more noticeable is that he has a high-pitched voice and always speaks in rhyme, which generally made him reviled by much of the fanbase. This speech defect is absent in Japan and in Italy dub.


Marvel Comics

Wheelie's existence was acknowledged only by the U.K. comic continuity (where adventures where inserted inbetween the stories sourced in the U.S.).


He aided Wreck-Gar in escaping from the Quintessons, whose homeworld was dying due to a rift in space-time. The two unlikely allies then transmitted the Quintessons' plan for colonization throughout the galaxy, making the Quintessons' targets aware of their plans. Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ...


Wheelie retains his distinctive style of speech in his comic appearance.


Books

Wheelie appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Wheelie (left) and his friend Gnaw.

Although Wheelie never appeared in the Marvel Transformers comics, he had a reasonably prominent role in Dreamwave's War and Peace mini-series. In the comics, he was true to his characterization of a survivalist, as he was member of a small Autobot resistance group fighting against Shockwave's oppressive control of Cybertron. He had also befriended the Sharkticon Gnaw, who needed someone to make others see he was not the vicious monster his appearance led many to believe. Image File history File links TransformersWheelie. ... Image File history File links TransformersWheelie. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... The Transformers (G1) 1984-1987, U.S. This page is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various television series that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Sharkticons are fictional robots from the Transformers universe. ...


Quotes

Quotes:

  • "Friends find look behind."
  • "You look wrong way, you fool I say."
  • "Picture you got, now fool you not!"
  • "You get ship if I get trip."
  • "Skip stare, over there!"
  • "What Wheelie wanna know, why we not think this up long ago?"

Toys

In Japan, a toy was released by E-Hobby in 2005. they repainted Wheelie in yellow, white and blue and renamed it Dion. they also changed out the grey plastic windshield for a see through blue plastic windshield and packaged the figure with a repainted Targetmaster Kup as Orion Pax Targetmaster is a subline of the Transformers toyline that include Nebulan sidekicks who can transform into the Transformers weapons. ... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Orion Pax Orion Pax is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


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New Releases In Japan...Kup/Wheelie And Transformers EZ Collection - The Transformers - TFW2005.COM (147 words)
Transformer World 2005 is a website related to Transformers toys.
Our good friends at Fan2Fan have announced that the Transformers Collection #20 Kup and Wheelie as well as the Transformers EZ Collection have been released in Japan.
The Transformers EZ Collection is the Japanese equivelant of the Legend of Cybertron figures.
Wheelie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
In vehicle acrobatics, a wheelie is a trick where the front wheel or wheels come off the ground and the vehicle is balanced on the rear wheel or wheels.
To perform a wheelie on a bicycle, put the bike in low gear, get up from the saddle and pedal forward while pulling hard on the handlebars.
A wheelie is also a common motorbike trick.
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