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The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original "Generation One" Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. 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. ... 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. ...

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Spike

Animated series

The most famous of all the Autobots' human allies, Spike Witwicky was fourteen years old, aiding his father, Sparkplug, in his work on an offshore oil rig when the Transformers entered his life in 1984. A Decepticon attack on the rig left Spike and Sparkplug in peril where they were rescued by Optimus Prime. Afterward, they offered their friendship and aid to the Autobots, teaching them about the ways of Earth. Spike had a lot to learn about the robots in disguise, however, as one of his first actions saw him unwittingly bring the disguised Soundwave into Autobot Headquarters. He later aided Hound in battle against Rumble. When the Autobots were planning to return to their home planet of Cybertron, he intended to go with them. Image File history File links SpikeProfile. ... Natural gas drilling rig A drilling rig or oil rig is a structure housing equipment used to drill for and extract oil or natural gas from underground reservoirs. ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This refers to the original character. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ... Rumble (Trompeur in Quebec, Tartar in Italy) is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... 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. ...


That was not to be, however, as the re-emergence of the undefeated Decepticons kept the Autobots on Earth, protecting it and its inhabitants from their enemies. Spike proved an invaluable source of information for the Autobots, teaching them about subjects such as dinosaurs and various Earthly sports. He also joined them on journeys to such fantastic locales as Cybertron, Dinobot Island and medieval England. However, he underwent his own share of troubles, occasionally being captured by the Decepticons for various reasons, and suffering the torture of seeing his own brainwashed father under Decepticon control. On another occasion he was badly wounded in a Decepticon attack. To save his life, his mind was transferred to a Transformer body created by his father while his body healed. Unfortunately, the process drove Spike mad, and he sided with the Decepticons in an attack on the Autobots. However, he saw the truth after nearly killing his own father with Megatron in gun mode. He turned Megatron's firepower on the other Decepticons, and eventually his mind was put back in his own body. Spike formed a fast friendship with the young Autobot, Bumblebee, and the two often adventured and traveled together. Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are giant reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ... Dinobot Island is a fictional island from the original Transformers animated series Dinobot Island is an island from the Mesozoic Era that ended up in modern times through a temporal distortion. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


In one particular adventure in 1985, when he was fifteen years old, Spike met a girl named Carly. He immediately took a liking to her, although Carly was more interested in getting to meet the Autobots at first. As time went on, Carly developed an attraction to Spike and through adventures together, including a solo mission to Cybertron, it blossomed into a romance. This article is about the year. ...


In the episode A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court Warpath, Hoist and Spike were battling Starscream, Ramjet, Rumble and Ravage in England. Low on power, the Autobots and Decepticons discovered a magical stone formation called the Dragon Mound and were transported back to the year 543. Although Starscream attempted to take over a castle and build a new empire with himself as lord, the help of local knights and a wizard refueled the Autobots, who defeated the Decepticons. After defeating a dragon who nested in the Dragon Mound the Autobots and Decepticons and returned to their own time where they rejoined the fight in modern day England. Warpath was an Autobot Mini-Bot from the Generation 1 incarnation of Transformers. ... Hoist (Treuil in Canada, Bufalo in Italy) is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Rumble (Trompeur in Quebec, Tartar in Italy) is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


As they entered their twenties, Spike and Carly were married, and in 1993, Carly gave birth to a son, Daniel. As Spike himself grew older, his experience and closeness to the Autobots saw him appointed Earth's official ambassador to Cybertron, but as the Autobots pressed their attack to reclaim Cybertron from the Decepticons in 2005, the 35-year-old Spike was stationed on Moonbase Two, which was attacked and consumed by the planet-eater, Unicron. Wearing a transforming "exo-suit" battle armor, Daniel rescued his father before Unicron was destroyed. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Although Spike was generally limited to performing more diplomatic duties throughout 2006, he was pivotal in the initial defeat of the invading Quintessons, destroying the mechanism that the aliens had used to immobilize all Transformers and freeing them. In 2007, Spike was among the Transformers and humans blasted to the planet Nebulos by the energies of the Plasma Energy Chamber, where he performed the process that bonded some Autobots with a group of Nebulan rebels to form the Headmasters. Later, Spike himself became a Headmaster, merging with the pacifist Autobot, Cerebros, who in turn combined with a giant Transformer body Spike had created, forming Fortress Maximus. With the power of Fortress Maximus, Spike rescued Daniel from the clutches of the Decepticons, and was in the process able to reroute the destructive energy created by the opening of the Plasma Energy Chamber to revitalize Cybertron, creating a new Golden Age. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Plasma Energy Chamber features in the fictional Transformers: Generation One universe. ... ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


Throughout all stages of his life, the voice of Spike was performed by Corey Burton. Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ...


Transformers: Headmasters

Across the Pacific, in Japan, however, the events of 2007 were stricken, and replaced with a full-length new series, titled Transformers: The Headmasters. Due to the different concept for Headmasters in Japan, which did not incorporate Nebulans or humans, Spike was not a component of Fortress Maximus in this series, but still played an important role in Cybertron/Earth relations. At one point, so desperate for peace, Spike even arranged negotiations between himself and Galvatron, in hopes of developing a joint energy-production program — hopes which were soon dashed. For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


Marvel Comics

The role played by the young Spike in the animated series was filled in the Marvel comic book series by his younger brother, Buster, exclusive to that continuity (see below). Indeed, Buster was fully intended to exist in place of Spike for the comic book series, until the release of the Fortress Maximus toy in 1987, which included Spike as a Headmaster partner, hence necessitating the hurried introduction of Spike into the comic book continuity. This article is about the comic book company. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Returning home from college to discover that his father's garage had been destroyed, Spike investigated the Autobots' deserted base at Mount Saint Hillary, learning that Buster had been captured by the Earth-based Decepticons. While there, he encountered a group of new Autobots, led by Fortress Maximus, who had just arrived from the planet Nebulos, and in a subsequent attack by Scorponok's group of Decepticons, Fortress Maximus's Nebulon partner, Galen Kord, was killed in a rockfall. Before dying, he gave his control helmet to Spike, allowing the boy to control Fortress Maximus in battle and force the Decepticons to retreat. In the aftermath of the battle, Spike accepted the Autobots' offer to be fully binary-bonded to Fortress Maximus as his new Headmaster partner in order to save Buster from the Decepticons. Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... ... In the fictional world of the Transformers Universes, binary-bonding is a method of bonding an organic creature, such as a human or a Nebulan, with a sentient robot such a Transformer. ...


As Fortress Maximus, Spike led the attack on the Decepticons' island base, defeating Shockwave in an outer space battle, but failing to rescue Buster, and turning to the other Earth-based Autobots for help. Acting commander Grimlock refused, disgusted at the thought of a human leading the Autobots, but relented when he saw the rationality of the act during a massive Decepticon attack on the Autobot forces. With the deceased Optimus Prime subsequently restored to life as a Powermaster, Spike rescued Buster from the Decepticons amidst the chaos caused by Starscream's attempt to gain the power of the Underbase. Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... This refers to the original character. ... Powermasters were a sub-group within the Transformers toyline in 1988. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Following that clash, Spike, having accomplished what he set out to do, attempted to abandon his Autobot life, and return to living a normal human lifestyle. Unfortunately, his connection with Fortress Maximus proved to be far deeper than anyone knew when he was attacked by the Decepticon Pretender Beasts, Snarler and Carnivac, and discovered that Maximus's mind actually continued to exist within his own. Despite recombining with Maximus to defeat the Decepticons, Spike again returned Maximus's body and his exo-suit to the Autobots, and succeeded for a short time in living a normal life, until he found himself drawn to the crash of the Ark in Canada in 1991. Merging with Fortress Maximus again, he defeated the maddened Galvatron, and some time thereafter, gave up his life to stop the plans of Megatron by sacrificing himself to destroy the Ark. Carnivac is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Audio books

Spike was featured in the 1985 Transformers audio book Autobots' Lightning Strike. In this book he was said to be an engineering student. He also featured in Laserbeak's Fury. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Headmaster Spike Witwicky in Dreamwave comics.
Headmaster Spike Witwicky in Dreamwave comics.

In the 21st Century re-imagining of the G1 universe by Dreamwave Productions, Spike was given a fragment of the Matrix by Optimus Prime when the Autobots departed Earth in 1999, having finally captured the Decepticons and intending to return them to Cybertron. They did not get that far, as an explosion tore their craft, the Ark II, apart shortly after it left Earth's atmosphere, leaving the Transformers, and the small human crew - including Spike's father - believed dead. Image File history File links Csspike. ... Image File history File links Csspike. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 2002, however, Spike - now married to Carly and fathering Daniel - found that this was not the case when he was approached by General Hallo of the American military. A terrorist, Adam Rook, had recovered several of the inactive (but functional) Transformers and brought them under his control, intending to sell them on the black market as weapons of mass destruction; in order to stop him, the military had recovered a Transformer of their own. That Transformer was Optimus Prime, whom Spike was able to reactivate by replacing the Matrix fragment. Unfortunately, Spike soon discovered that Hallo was part of an even more insane scheme, having originally worked with Rook in developing the Transformer-controlling program, and being double-crossed by him. Confronting Hallo just as he launched a nuclear missile at San Francisco, Spike took his life in his hands and nearly met his end, until Hallo was gunned down by military agents. Also see: 2002 (number). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


In the More Than Meets The Eye character profile series, it is shown Dreamwave intended to eventually have Spike become a Headmaster partner for Fortress Maximus. However, unlike other similar entries in the MTMTE series, no information was given about Spike at all leaving many readers with more questions than answers. But with Dreamwave shutting down, this storyline may never come to be. Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


2007 film

Spike appears in the Transformers live-action film, portrayed by Shia LaBeouf and under the name "Sam", rather than "Spike" as in the original Transformers series. He buys Bumblebee unintentionally as his first car. In early versions of the script, Sam had the nickname "Spike"; this idea was later scrapped, Roberto Orci citing that these nicknames seemed inappropriate, based on his occupation in the original series being non-existent in the film. However, he has stated that these nicknames may possibly be earned in any sequels.[1] He's the hero of the film fighting alongside the Autobots and ultimatly killing Megatron himself ending the battle. For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (pronounced SHY-uh luh-BUFF, IPA: [2]; born June 11, 1986) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning[3] American actor and comedian. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


LaBeouf has signed for three films indicating that, if the film series continues, Sam's character will be reused in future installments.


Buster

Marvel Comics

As originally designed, the youthful Buster Witwicky was to fill the role played by Spike in the animated series for the Marvel comic book series. As a result, Buster was also seen filling Spike's role in children's books published by Marvel and other publishers. This article is about the comic book company. ...


While at a drive-in movie with his girlfriend Jessie and best friend "O", Buster suddenly found his life in danger when the parking lot became a battleground in the first major Earth-based clash between the Autobots and Decepticons. Coming across the wounded vehicle-mode Bumblebee, he brought the car back to his father's workshop, and attempted to fix it, until his father stepped in and completed the job. Before long, however, Buster had a much more pivotal role to play in the war, when the powerful Decepticon, Shockwave defeated and deactivated all the Autobots, save medical officer Ratchet, and planned to create new troops using the power of the Creation Matrix within Optimus Prime's mind. Sneaking into the Ark, Buster discovered Prime's decapitated head, and Prime transferred the Matrix into Buster's mind, keeping it from Shockwave. Buster soon found that the Matrix gave him the ability to manipulate metal and circuitry, and he used it to disassemble, rebuild and reprogram Shockwave's lifeless drone, Jetfire, and employed him to rescue Optimus Prime, who took the Matrix back into his own body. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


A story called The Gift in issue 93 of the Marvel UK comics explored Jetfire's problems fitting in with the other Autobots. Jetfire then visited Buster Witwicky on Christmas Eve and tell him of his troubles of not fitting in with the Cybertronian-made Autobots. Buster encouraged the young Autobot by telling him he's the first of a new generation of Earth-made Autobots and he should be proud of what he is. Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ...


In the UK comics, the boy appeared in some further stories starting with Robot Buster, where - worried about the danger he kept being in - Wheeljack and Ratchet built a robot battle-suit for him. Optimus ordered it scrapped and Buster stole it to prove he could handle himself in battle, only to be nearly killed in battle against Frenzy and pursued relentlessly by Shockwave, who later sent the Constructicons out to murder the boy. The stress of these events combined with residual Matrix energy caused Buster to have visions of a strange new generation of Transformers. In order to decipher these visions and cure Buster of them, he and Optimus mind-linked (with the Decepticons spying) and the visions were revealed to be details for producing new "Special Teams" of combiners, which would lead to the development of the Aerialbots and Protectobots. The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into airplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


Angered and afraid for his safety, Sparkplug forbade Buster from seeing the Autobots any further. Outside of helping Jetfire through some morale issues on Christmas Eve, the boy was not seen again for some time, until Sparkplug himself fell victim to a trap laid by Decepticon local commander, Ratbat, which Buster foiled by breaking the hypnotic trace he and the other human victims had been placed under. After a fracas involving the Intelligence and Information Institute and the Predacons, Buster and Goldbug (a recreated version of Bumblebee), whose mind was trapped in a toy car, headed for the Ark, only to find that it had blasted off. At the abandoned site, Buster was attacked by a vengeful Ratbat and whisked away to the Decepticons' island base where he was initially used as a hostage to deter the United States navy from attacking. Buster was employed as part of an overly complex plan to acquire important data - appointing Buster "king" of the island to publicly dissuade human investigation, the Decepticons operated under the cover of a faux holiday resort while they searched for a sunken pirate vessel, which contained two stasis-locked Autobot messengers sent to Earth thousands of years before, containing information on the coming of the almighty Cybertronian data bank, the Underbase. Starscream proceeded to turn the tables on everyone by releasing Buster into the Arctic tundra, where he was forced to summon the Autobots or perish - an action which in turn resulted in the arriving Autobots being overwhelmed by the combined forces of Ratbat and Scorponok's Decepticons, while Starscream used the distraction to steal the power of the Underbase for himself. Buster's last appearance was in US #51, finally back home with his family. Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Buster made no further appearances in the comic book series, but it is interesting to note that in several children's storybook and coloring/activity books, he also appeared to fill the role of Spike. In one particular instance, he was referred to by the name "Butch." Buster was also featured in the Find Your Fate line of books published by Ballantine Books. Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ...


Books

Buster appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. In this story he was the father of Daniel. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Buster did not make any clearly defined appearances in Dreamwave Productions' re-imagined G1 universe, but he did exist, and was referred to as having taken the death of his father particularly badly, turning to alcohol and running up particularly large gambling debts. Straightening out his act, Buster was said to have joined the military; a high-ranking official with the surname of Witwicky was later seen addressing Marissa Faireborn, and although it was not stated, it can be assumed this was intended to be Buster. However, Dreamwave's bankruptcy and subsequent closure left the story untold. Marissa Faireborn (occasionally misspelled Fairborne) is a fictional character from the Transformers series. ...


Sparkplug

Patriarch of the Witwicky family, Sparkplug was vastly unlike his two sons, in that he was portrayed in startlingly different ways across the two main fictions. The Transformers: Classics Mirage toy sports an advertisement for Witwickey Sparkplugs, a reference to this character.


Animated series

Sparkplug
Sparkplug

Sparkplug is described as a widower in the show bible. In addition to being a highly skilled automotive mechanic and engineer, "Sparkplug" Witwicky (for whom no real name was offered in the cartoon) had, in his lifetime, also worked in the crystal mines of Burma, and was working on an oilrig with his son, Spike, in 1984 when a Decepticon attack brought the Transformers into his life. Rescued from drowning by Optimus Prime, Sparkplug became a friend and ally to the Autobots, mainly excited at the prospect of encountering and learning about strange new alien machines and technology he could work on. Image File history File links Sparkplugwitwicky. ... Image File history File links Sparkplugwitwicky. ... This article is about the year. ...


A frequent mechanical assistant to Ratchet and Wheeljack, Sparkplug could easily be classified as a simple man - skilled in physical, practical arts, but lacking knowledge about his son's esoteric tastes, such as types of music, and dinosaurs. Sparkplug owns an automotive garage in New York, which the Autobots refitted to serve as a secondary command base while they were far from their main headquarters. Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the state. ...


Aside from helping Bumblebee to plant a bomb that disrupted the Decepticons' crystal-mining operations in Burma, Sparkplug's biggest role in any Transformer adventure was when he was captured by the Decepticons and became the first subject of Doctor Arkeville's mind-controlling hypno-chip. Under Decepticon control, Sparkplug sabotaged many of the Autobots under the preface of repairing their systems, and was later taken to Cybertron to toil there under Shockwave's command, until Wheeljack successfully created a device to undo the hypno-chip's effects. Doctor Arkeville (frequently misspelled as Dr. Archeville or occasionally Dr. Arkavil) is a fictional character from the 1984-1987 Transformers television series. ...


Sparkplug was never seen or referred to again after the second season of the original Transformers cartoon series, and it is possible that he died or retired at some point between the second season and Transformers: The Movie, which took place 20 years later. Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ...


Sparkplug was vocalized by Chris Latta. Christopher Collins, aka Chris Latta (August 30, 1949 - June 12, American actor, voice artist and comedian, perhaps best known as the voice of the Cobra Commander on the G. I. Joe animated series and Starscream on the first Transformers series. ...


Marvel Comics

Although Sparkplug started out as being quite similar to his animated counterpart in the comic book universe, aiding in the repair of Bumblebee when his son, Buster, brought the injured robot to his garage, his personality took a sharp turn after he was kidnapped by the Decepticons. Instructed by Megatron to develop a process that would convert Earthen gasoline into fuel they could consume, Sparkplug drew on his memories of his time as a mechanic in the Korean War, recalling an instance where he had sabotaged the enemy vehicles' fuel and brake lines, and did the same to the Decepticons, poisoning their fuel and allowing the Autobots to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. However, before this heroic act could come to light, many of the Autobots believed that Sparkplug had betrayed them, and an over-reactive Jazz let loose with his flamethrower, causing Sparkplug to have a heart attack. Thankfully, he soon recovered, but his opinion of the Transformers had changed with that action, and he forbade Buster from interacting with them again. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... 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. ...


Ironically, Sparkplug would also come to fall prey to a hypnotic Decepticon device in the comic book continuity as well, drawn in by Ratbat's "Wash and Roll" car wash scheme, which mesmerised humans into giving up their gasoline to the Decepticons in a complex-yet-effective plan. Buster was able to break the hypnotic effect with a splash of water, and Ratbat's plan was foiled, but Sparkplug was given even more cause to hate the Transformers and their involvement in his life when the Predacons destroyed his garage and a vengeful Ratbat captured Buster. Even worse for Sparkplug, when his older son, Spike, returned from college, he took up with the Autobots and was binary-bonded to Fortress Maximus, becoming a mechanical freak in his father's eyes. Spike subsequently saved Buster from the Decepticons, and his father was overjoyed to have his two sons back, although Spike's bond with Fotress Maximus kept him returning to the Transformer war and eventually resulted in his death in battle against Megatron. Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


Sparkplug's real first name was given as William in issue #3, but was later contradicted in #31 when he gives his first name as Irving. It's possible one of these is "really" his middle name, but this is entirely conjectural.


Books

Sparkplug was featured in the 1985 Transformers audio books Autobots' Lightning Strike and Laserbeak's Fury. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sparkplug is featured in the Find Your Fate Transformers book 'Attack of the Insecticons' by Lynn Beach. His invention of the Sun-Pak, a way to power Autobots by solar energy, drives the plot.


Dreamwave Productions

Sparkplug made no appearances in Dreamwave Productions' version of the G1 universe, instead playing a part in its newly-sculpted backstory. After the successful defeat of the Decepticons through a joint Autobot/human operation, Sparkplug was one of the "Magnificent Seven" - a crew of seven humans who would accompany the Autobots and their Decepticon prisoners on the Ark II back to Cybertron, which also including Americans mechanical engineer Mark Marsh and sociologist Linda Richards, Japanese biologist Akira Yashimura, German chemist Rolf Meyer, Russian architect Rudolph Vesic, and British Oxford Professor, Henry Lanson. Sadly, shortly after the Ark II departed Earth's atmosphere, it exploded as part of a plan by Shockwave, taking the lives of Sparkplug and the Magnificent Seven and thrusting the Transformers into stasis.


2007 film

Sparkplug appears in the live-action film Transformers and is played by Kevin Dunn. According to the film credits, his name is Ron. Unlike the cartoon, from which the movie draws much of its inspiration, "Sparkplug" is not used as a nickname, although Roberto Orci has stated that this may possibly occur in any future sequels. [2] For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Kevin Dunn (born February 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American character actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films since the 1980s. ...


In the movie, Ron is oblivious of the true nature of his son's car, even at a point when the entire Autobot team is moving around outside his house. He is portrayed as a caring father, who is at time obsessive in regards to his lawn and often enjoys yanking his son's chain. Ron's portrayer, Kevin Dunn, played an almost similar role in the movie Small Soldiers, where he played as the father of a young boy who secretly harbored and gained the allegiance of small technologically-enhanced toys, the Gorgonites, taking refuge from their more aggressive counterparts. Screenwriter Roberto Orci confirmed Ron knows the truth by the end of the film.[2] This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film The Island. ...


Armada

A homage to the Sparkplug name would be found in Transformers: Armada, as the name of Optimus Prime's personal Mini-Con. In addition, its actual appearance was also a homage to Bumblebee. 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. ... 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. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Carly

Animated series

A character unique to the animated series, sixteen-year-old Carly (maiden name unrevealed) first met Spike Witwicky in 1985 when he and Bumblebee were at a video game arcade. Spike was immediately smitten with the attractive girl, but left in a huff when she showed more interest in Bumblebee. Carly proceeded to follow the two to the testing ground of Wheeljack's newest invention, the Immobilizer, catching the attention of Ironhide and drawing him away from his security detail, enabling the Decepticons to attack. Ironhide quit his position over the incident, and, wracked with guilt, Carly penetrated the Decepticons' base in hopes of destroying it as some kind of penance, but instead achieved atonement by saving the Autobots when the Decepticons turned the Immobilizer on them, reversing its effects and winning the day. Image File history File links CarlyProfile. ... This article is about the year. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Ironhide is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Carly's other most prominent role in a Transformer adventure was when she and Spike travelled to Cybertron on a solo mission to recover the mineral Cybertonium to save the Autobots' lives from system degeneration caused by lack of the mineral. Escaping Shockwave and braving traps with the aid of the Dinobot, Swoop, Carly and Spike grew closer, and were awarded the rank of Honorary Autobot for the success of their mission. The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... // Generation One Generation One Swoop box art. ...


Carly participated in a few more adventures, and the attraction between her and Spike blossomed into full-grown romance. The two were wed as they entered their twenties, and in 1993, Carly gave birth to their first son, Daniel. By 2006, Spike was functioning as Earth's ambassador to Cybertron, and Carly made several public appearances with him during important events such as the Galactic Olympics and an intergalactic peace conference. She was among the small group who traveled to the sorcerous other-dimensional realm of Menonina to track down Daniel and Grimlock, who had vanished there. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In the first Transformers miniseries by Dreamwave, Spike was shown having a wife and a son. Spike later mentions the names of Carly and Daniel, making the reader to assume that Spike's wife is Carly.


2007 film

Though Carly herself does not appear in the live-action film, a similar character, called Mikaela Banes, serves the role as Sam's love interest. She has inherited some mechanical skills from her father, who is a grease monkey and paroled car thief. For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Grease monkey is a slang term used to describe a mechanic, generally an automobile mechanic, and dates back to at least 1928. ...


In the film, Mikaela is initially the girlfriend of football player Trent; however she ditches him due to his snobbish attitude. Sam offers her a ride home, and she inspects Sam's broken-down 1977 Chevrolet Camaro (actually Bumblebee). Mikaela is astonished at the various modifications present in the engine bay, much to Sam's surprise. This scene is similar to Spike and Carly's first meeting in 1985, with Carly showing more interest in Bumblebee rather than in Spike. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Engine tuning or engine building is the adjustment, modification or design of internal combustion engines to yield optimal performance, either in terms of power output or economy. ...


Mikaela is portrayed by Megan Fox. Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model, perhaps best known for her roles on the television series Hope & Faith and in the 2007 film Transformers. ...


Daniel

Animated series

Another character conceived for the animated universe, Daniel Witwicky is the son of Carly and Spike, born in 1993. (Note that Daniel's age is not given in the series, but the script for the movie describes him as being 12 years old by the year 2005.) Living in Autobot City on Earth, Daniel was friends with the young Autobot, Hot Rod, as they broke the rules and had fun together in various ways. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ...


In 2005, when Daniel was particularly feeling the absence of his father (stationed on one of Cybertron's moons), events soon escalated to epic proportions as a Decepticon attack on the city foreshadowed the coming of the planet-eater, Unicron. Watched over by the female Autobot Arcee for the majority of the adventure, Daniel was given his father's old transforming "Exo-Suit" battle armor when the Autobots' shuttle crashed on the Planet of Junk, and he used its powers to escape attacks by the Decepticons and Junkions, and to aid Springer in battle against Wreck-Gar. Arriving on Cybertron, the Autobots' craft was piloted directly into Unicron's massive body, where Daniel was separated from the Autobots, but discovered his father and several of Unicron's other victims and saved them from meeting a nasty end in an acid vat. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... The planet of Junk was originally a refuse point in the middle of space for discarded materials from the Cybertronian society. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ...


Subsequently, with Hot Rod now in the form of Rodimus Prime and consumed with the duties of leadership, Daniel made a new best friend in the form of new Autobot recruit Wheelie, and they got up to their fair share of trouble when they set out on their own to discover Ultra Magnus's birthday, and stumbled into the clutches of the Decepticons, necessitating rescue by the subject of their search. It was not the last time Daniel wound up in trouble, however, as he and Grimlock soon found their way to the sorcerous dimension of Menonia, where Daniel was imprisoned by the tyrannical Red Wizard. Not long after his return to Cybertron, he was kidnapped by the Quintessons, who sought to harness the unpredictable nature of humans against the Autobots by bringing Daniel's nightmares to life. Daniel was also able to aid the Autobots at times, acting as part of a plan to steal Trypticon's transformation cog. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Wheelie is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers toy line and fictional storyline. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... 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. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ...


In 2007, during a friendly race against Blurr, Daniel and Hot Rod worked together to achieve victory, proving one of the theories created by Autobot scientist Brainstorm - that Transformers and humans functioned better together than separately. Soon after, Daniel was among the Autobots and humans who were blasted to the planet Nebulos by the energies of the Plasma Energy Chamber. There, after the Decepticons followed them to the planet and attacked, Daniel attempted to defend Arcee and was mauled by Snapdragon, leaving him fatally wounded. Only the life-support equipment of the Nebulan rebels the Autobots had taken up with was able to keep him alive long enough for the incredible change that was to come. Brainstorm's idea of co-operation was taken to its ultimate extreme when idea Spike performed a procedure to bond some of the rebels and Autobots together as Headmasters to pool their abilities against the Decepticons and Nebulos's evil ruling "Hive." Additionally, to save Daniel's life, Arcee offered herself up as his Headmaster partner, and Daniel and she became bonded, Arcee's head transforming into a duplicate of the Exo-Suit Daniel had previously worn (though in one unusual animation error, when Daniel is seen inside her head, he is still wearing the exo-suit). In the resultant battles against the Decepticons, who duplicated the process, Arcee and Daniel were able to reacquire the stolen key to the Plasma Energy Chamber, but were captured by the Decepticon super-robot, Scorponok, and Daniel was tortured, forcing Arcee to give up the key. Spike - now a Headmaster himself - rescued his son and stopped the Decepticons' plan. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Blurr is the name given to four fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Snapdragon is a Decepticon character from the Generation 1 Transformers series. ... Headmasters are a sub-group of characters from the Transformers meta-series, distinguished by their ability to detatch their heads when transforming into their alternate modes, with the heads then transforming themselves into a humanoid form. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Daniel was voiced by David Mendenhall. This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The Headmasters

With the removal of "The Rebirth" from Japanese continuity, replaced with the Transformers: The Headmasters series, Daniel never became a Headmaster on the other side of the Pacific - instead, he acted as the primary supporting human character of the series, appearing in almost every episode and regularly playing integral roles alongside Wheelie. Although by all rights supposedly older than he was in his American cartoon appearances, the Japanese interpretation of Daniel regresses his personality to a much more petulant, immature child who often bursts into tears; in that regard, much of the Headmasters series is actually about Daniel growing up and maturing. For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ...


After Fortress and his Headmasters joined up with the Cybertronian Autobots, Daniel and Wheelie snuck aboard their battleship so that they could see other planets, and although they were discovered, Fortress allowed them to accompany them on their mission to Planet Beast. Daniel subsequently performed the remarkable act of saving Cybertron by planting the explosives that destroyed a gravity-warping meteor that Galvatron had set on course with the planet. Daniel's tales of Earth ninjas helped expose the deception wrought by Sixshot, and when captured by Decepticons on Mars, he activated the homing signal that brought the Autobots to the planet. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... G1 Sixshot packaging artwork Sixshot is the name of to two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ...


When Spike attempted to hold a peace conference with Galvatron, the Decepticon leader demanded that he leave Daniel on Earth as a show of his good faith. Spike was willing to comply, until the peace conference was revealed as a distraction that allowed the Decepticons to get a heard start on pillaging other planets for energy. Daniel and Wheelie were then permitted by Spike to travel with Fortress and his crew when they set off in pursuit of the Decepticons across the galaxy, so that he might see more planets and grow through his experiences - sadly, it was mostly violence that Daniel saw, although such experiences helped harden him to the realities of war. He was offered one peaceful respite, however, when he met the beautiful young girl, Papika, on the planet of Paradise.


As the Autobots were chasing the Decepticons back to Earth, Daniel foolishly disobeyed orders and snuck into one of Battleship Maximus's weapons turrets, only for it to be damaged in battle and disconnected from the craft, sending Daniel plummeting to the deserted planet Diamond. Sixshot had also been caught in the storm that dragged him to Diamond, and he rescued the boy from the wreckage, much to Daniel's surprise. Sixshot explained that he might be a Decepticon, but he didn't kill children. In the subsequent adventure they had together, battling Diamond's dangerous native rock creatures, Daniel came to believe that Sixshot was an honorable warrior, and consequently attempted to stop the duel that ensued between him and Chromedome.


Back on Earth, natural disasters caused by Scorponok's plan to destroy the planet began to cause chaos, and Daniel proved to his father how much he had grown by rescuing his mother from the bottom of a cliff. Soon after, during the final battle at the North Pole, Daniel was defended against Decepticon attacks by Sixshot, and as Fortress Maximus was locked in combat with Scorponok, Daniel hit upon the idea of combining all the Transformers' and his energies with the Headmasters' Head Formation, channeling all their power into Fortress Maximus, who destroyed Scorponok's Transtector and won the battle. Daniel was then forced to say his tearful goodbyes as the Autobots left Earth to pursue the Decepticons into space.


In The Headmasters Daniel was voiced by Tomiko Suzuki. Tomiko Suzuki was a Japanese voice actress, born January 3, 1956. ...


Books

Daniel 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. ...


Marvel Comics (UK)

Daniel's sole appearance in the Marvel era Transformers continuity is in part one of the UK story Time Wars (issue 199), where he is seen alongside his father pleading with Rodimus Prime to save the earth.


Dreamwave Productions

Daniel would make a brief cameo appearance in Dreamwave Productions' first Generation One mini-series as a toddler. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Archibald

Captain Archibald Witwicky appeared in Transformers: The Movie Prequel and the Transformers film itself. Archibald Witwicky was a sea captain leading an exploration of the Arctic in 1897 when a crew member found something beneath the ice. They started digging and discovered the frozen Megatron. Witwicky then accidentally activated the Decepticon's inertial navigation system which led to a sudden power surge. Unbeknownst to him, the discharge etched a digital map to the Allspark onto the lenses of his glasses. Forever marked by his vision, Witwicky was committed to a mental institution for life (possibly in an attempt by the government to silence him, although his lifespan and that of Sector Seven don't seem to overlap), constantly ranting about visions of the future. A few of his personal items were given to his family, including the pair of glasses. These were passed down over time and eventually given to his great-great-grandson Sam, before becoming the object of a heated chase when the other Autobots and Decepticons arrived on Earth, both searching for the Allspark and the captured Megatron. Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film conceptually based on the Transformers franchise and toy line. ... Captain Sir Arthur Henry Rostron receiving a loving cup from Margaret Brown for his rescue of RMS Titanic survivors Main article: Seafarers professions and ranks Captain is the traditional customary title given to the person in charge of a ship at sea. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... An inertial navigation system measures the position and altitude of a vehicle by measuring the accelerations and rotations applied to the systems inertial frame. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A pair of modern glasses Glasses, also called eyeglasses or spectacles are frames, bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction, eye protection, or for protection from UV rays. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... Sector Seven is a Canadian punk band that formed in Grimsby, Ontario in 1998. ...


Archibald Witwicky is portrayed by W. Morgan Sheppard. William Morgan Sheppard (sometimes credited as W. Morgan Sheppard) is a British actor born in London to an Anglo Irish family but educated in Ireland. ...


Judy

Sam's mother makes her first ever appearance in the 2007 Transformers film. She is somewhat crazy as she dresses up Sam's boy dog in girl colors and has an embarrasing discusion (unknowingly) in front of Mikaela about Sam's Happy Time. She is played by Julie White. Screenwriter Roberto Orci confirmed Judy knows the truth by the end of the film.[2] For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Julie White is an American actress. ... Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film The Island. ...


Charlie

Sam's uncle. Charlie is mentioned, but does not actually appear, in the 2007 film. Charlie's last name was also not revealed (it is unknown which of Sam's parents he is related to).


Notes

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  2. ^ a b Roberto Orci. "Orci and Kurtzman Questions: Post movie", Official site, 2007-07-06. Retrieved on 2007-09-08. 

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