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"We are autonomous robotic organisms from the planet Cybertron, also known as Autobots."
Optimus Prime

The Autobots are a group of Cybertronian freedom fighters led by Optimus Prime. Their primary foes are the tyrannical Decepticons

HistoryEdit

The Autobot symbol long predated the Autobot cause and is used to represent Cybertron across the galaxy. Eons later, when Orion Pax wanted to change society, he adopted the symbol for his movement. His movement was opposed by the Decepticons who had similar goals but different means of obtaining those goals. When the rank of Prime was given to Orion, now known as Optimus Prime, instead of to Megatron, the Decepticons waged a full-scale war on Cybertron. Given that the Autobots had several loyalists due to Optimus' new status, the Autobots fought back, each side wishing to impose their view of a just society on the planet. So many Autobot sparks were lost in the devastating conflict. When Cybertron's core shut down, the Autobots left to continue fighting across the galaxy.

Eventually, the final battle came to waged in the orbit of planet Earth. Due to efforts of Team Prime, specifically Bumblebee, the Autobots emerged as the victors of the Great War. Despite an attack from Unicron and the loss of Optimus Prime, they continued to run the planet in a peaceful manner.

After the war, the Autobots reestablished the government of Cybertron from before the Great War started, including a High Council to govern the planet. Unlike the pre-war government, there is no more caste system. Bots born from the Allspark are not assigned roles in society, instead they choose what they want to do, if they qualify for that role, much like applying for a job on Earth. The Autobot military now seems to act more like a police force than an army and only arrests Decepticons and possibly other Autobots charged with a crime rather than kill them since there is no longer a war. Not every Autobot is a police officer or soldier. The Autobot symbol now just means a Cybertronian is part of the faction. Some Autobots, such as Sideswipe, are civilians. The post-war High Council seems to be run by neutrals who don't like Autobots or Decepticons and blame Optimus Prime for causing the war.

RecruitmentEdit

The starting members of the Autobots included Jazz and Ratchet. Sentinel Zeta Prime was the leader of the Autobots for much of the war. Orion Pax took the name Optimus, not yet holding the rank of Prime, during the war. He was likely second-in-command of or just the field commander of the Autobots. Ultra Magnus joined the Autobots around the time of the Battle of the Hydrax Plateau. His regiment was named the Wreckers and fought the Decepticons alongside other Autobots. After Vos was destroyed, several Seekers joined the Autobots and became known as the Aerialbots. After the destruction of Praxus, Prowl and Ironhide joined the Autobots. During the Battle of the Tagan Heights, Defensor was built. Bumblebee joined the Autobots before he lost his voicebox by Megatron's claws at Tyger Pax. Jetfire joined the Autobots after Megatron took over the Trypticon Station. The Dinobots joined the Autobots before Fall of Cybertron. Omega Supreme was activated during War for Cybertron. During Fall of Cybertron, Metroplex was also activated and helped the Autobots. Smokescreen joined the Autobots after Team Prime landed on Earth. The time that the other Autobots joined the group is unknown. Any Autobots after the war seem to be either law-enforcement officers and ordinary civilians rather than warriors and military soldiers. Note: I'm just playing around here. :D

List of AutobotsEdit

-note: Some characters may or may not be other characters of the same name, and will be listed as if they were seperate characters. examples include Sideswipe and Grimlock from Robots in Disguise.

Team PrimeEdit

  • Orion Pax/Optimus/Optimus Prime - Mentor, Last Prime, Autobot Leader (Online, Sacrificed himself to resurrect Cybertron, Revived by past Primes, On Cybertron)
  • Arcee - Soldier, Former Delta Team Member (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Bulkhead - Warrior, Former Wrecker (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Ratchet - Former Medic, War Criminal Hunter (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
    • Undertone - Ratchet's Buzzsaw Mini-Con Partner (Online, On Cybertron)
  • Wheeljack - Soldier, Former Wrecker (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Smokescreen - Soldier, Former Guard, Former Elite Guard Cadet (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Ultra Magnus - Second-in-Command, Former Leader of the Wreckers (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Cliffjumper - Soldier (Offline, Killed by Starscream)
  • Knock Out - Medic, Scientist, Former Decepticon (Online, Last seen on Cybertron)

Bee TeamEdit

  • Ultra Bee - Combined Form
    • Bumblebee - Team Leader, Warrior, Former Scout, Lieutenant, Formerly Team Prime (Online, On Earth)
    • Strongarm - Police Officer, Elite Guard Cadet (Online, On Earth)
    • RID Sideswipe - Warrior, Juvenile Delinquent (Online, On Earth)
    • RID Grimlock - Dinobot, Former Decepticon (Online, On Earth)
    • Drift - Samurai, Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire, Former Decepticon (Online, On Earth)
  • Fixit - Alchemor Caretaker Mini-con (Online, On Earth)

Ark CrewEdit

  • Ironhide - Captain of the Ark (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Jazz - Soldier (Online, Survived the Great War, on Cybertron)
  • Perceptor - Scientist (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Kup - Veteran (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Sunstreaker - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Mirage - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Brawn - Warrior (Offline)
  • Bluestreak - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Rodimus - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Hubcap - Communications (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
  • Blaster - Communications (Offline)
  • FOC Sideswipe - Pilot of the Ark (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival; Debatably RID Sideswipe)
  • Aerialbots
    • Superion - Warrior/Combined Form
      • Silverbolt - Leader (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Air Raid - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Slingshot - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Skydive - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Fireflight - Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)

Delta TeamEdit

Protectobots Edit

Lightning Strike Coalition Force/DinobotsEdit

  • FOC Grimlock - Dinobot Leader (Debatably RID Grimlock, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Swoop - Bombardier (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Slug - Tactician (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Snarl - Analyst (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Sludge - Logistics Expert (Last seen on Cybertron)

Rescue BotsEdit

TitansEdit

WreckersEdit

Pre-War Cybertronian High CouncilEdit

  • Alpha Trion - Prime, Hall of Records Archivist, Former High Council Member (Fate unknown, Possibly offline)
  • Halogen (Deceased)
  • Sigil - High Councilor (fate unknown)
  • Sentinel Zeta Prime - Former Autobot Leader (Deceased)
  • Soundwave - Former Pre-War High Council Member (Online, Left to join Kaon Gladiators, Trapped in Shadowzone)
  • Elita-One - Council Member (fate unknown)
  • Drivetrain - Patriarch of the Constructicons (May have joined the Constructicons)
  • Contrail - Seeker (Defected to Decepticons, Possibly survived the Great War)
  • Ratbat - Mini-Con (Left to join the Decepticons)

Mini-ConsEdit

Other AutobotsEdit

Nuetral/Allied Offworlders Edit

  • Wreck-Gar - Junkion Leader (captured by the Star Seekers, later escaped into space)
  • Shearbolt - Junkion (killed by Makeshift)
  • Arclight - Junkion (decapitated by Star Seekers)
  • Detritus - Junkion (last seen captured by the Star Seekers)
  • Override - Velocitron Leader
  • Backfire - Velocitronian Racer
  • Armco - Velocitronian
  • Blueshift - Velocitronian Theoretical Scientist
  • Syncol - Velocitronian

GalleryEdit

Main Article: Autobot Gallery

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