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|First appearance||Darkness Rising, Part 1|
|Voiced by||Markie Post|
June Darby is Jack's mother and is one of the only adult civilian humans to know of the autobots. She was initially unaware of the Autobots' existence for long until she was targeted by MECH and Airachnid. She was saved by Jack and Arcee and told the whole truth, after which Jack and Arcee took her to the Autobot Base to meet the rest of Team Prime. June also revealed to Arcee that Jack's dad left them and that is why she's overprotective, fearing she might lose him too. She also seems a bit too focused on things being 'normal', even when the circumstances obviously throw normalcy out the window.
Jack and his motorcycle
June called Jack in Darkness Rising, Part 1. June Darby was introduced in Darkness Rising, Part 2, where Jack had brought a motorcycle into their garage. She questioned him and allowed him to keep it, as long as Jack wore his helmet every time he rides. She also hopes he would take her out for a ride. June returns in Crisscross where she catches Jack breaking his curfew and failing to do his job at the burger shop. June thinks that Jack has been street racing with his motorcycle and grounds him for that, with no use of the motorcycle. June kisses Jack on the forehead and tells him she loves him. The next day, June calls Jack and tells him that she's coming home early to make dinner for Jack. She comes home to find Jack has disobeyed her orders of not taking the motorcycle. Jack tried to tell her the origin of his new bicycle, which he tells her that his motorcycle is an alien from another world. June thinks Jack is lying and things weren't so right. One night on her way home from work, June was captured by M.E.C.H.. Jack and Arcee had to save June before M.E.C.H and Airachnid harm June. While Arcee fought Arachnid, Jack was trying to save his mom from Airachnid's web trap. June realized Jack was telling the truth about his motorcycle. In the end, Arcee introduced herself to June and Jack took June for a little trip to the base. June was surprised to see these robots and she waved to them.
June drove her way to the base to see Jack. She arrived and hugged him, with Arcee and Ratchet being the only Autobots there at the time. June said hello to them and she asked where was Optimus. Ratchet told her that Optimus went on a mission with Bumblebee. June jokingly said she wore heels just to impress Optimus, much to Jack's embarrassment. She further irritates Jack by questioning why Arcee needs Jacks help. June stayed at the base when Arcee and Bulkhead left, with Miko tagging along. Apparently Miko left the base to avoid being with June. When Arcee returned to the base, June apologized to her and Arcee accepted it.
June came to the base to help with aiding Rafael, who was in critical condition after Megatron injured Rafael when he blasted at Bumblebee in vehicle mode. Ratchet was able to make his own cure for Rafael. When June checked Raf's pulse, it was stabilized and Rafael was feeling a little better.
When Optimus was rescued, June told Optimus that Raf is lucky to be alive. Optimus told her that he will do everything in his power to ensure the safety of all humans, even their human friends, are not at risk. She took Raf in her car and they drove to the hospital. However, they were almost sucked in by a tornado but Bumblebee saved them both. June hugged Jack and remained at the base. June heard as the Autobots fought against Unicron's manifestations. June was shocked at Optimus for letting Megatron into the base and Optimus ensured her that Megatron is just there to give the coordinates to Unicron's spark chamber. June and the other human watched as the Autobots and Megatron go through the Groundbridge. June suggested that the kids play a game but they did not want to.
June and the humans took cover under Ratchet when an earthquake came. When the earthquake passed, the humans and Ratchet were overjoyed when they discovered that Prime and his team were alive. Agent Fowler hugged June through the excitement. June was there when the Autobots told them about Optimus having amnesia and leaving with Megatron.
Letting Jack go to Cybertron
Ratchet discussed about Optimus losing his memories and the keycard that Optimus entrusted to Jack to the Autobots and humans. June strongly disagreed with letting Jack venture to Cybertron. However, June was confident when the team convinced her to let Jack go to Cybertron with Arcee as his guide. During the mission, June remained at the base with Miko, Rafael and Agent Fowler. When Arcee was fighting the Insecticon to buy Jack some time to go to Vector Sigma, June was able to encourage Jack to continue on with his mission. After the mission was complete, June was there to welcome back Jack along with the other Autobots and Optimus Prime, who regained back his memories.
Jack missing and Base's destruction
June called Ratchet to find out where Jack was since he did not return from school, but she got an abrupt response from Ratchet. Suddenly an energy wave struck the outside the town and June watched in shock. When the energy wave disappeared, June headed out in her car to the base. She was under attack by a Vehicon until Agent Fowler arrived to her aid. He rescued her and took her in his helicopter. They both watched in horror as the Nemesis destroys the Autobot base.
June joined the medical personnel at the base that Agent Fowler retreated to. She informed Fowler about the wounded soldiers and Fowler was busy with dealing with all of the problems the Decepticons are bringing to Jasper. June was overjoyed when she received a text message from Jack. June was present when Agent Fowler received a call from Ratchet who did not give any information about Jack. June went with Fowler in his jet to the Harbinger where she reunited with her son, Miko, Rafael and most of Team Prime including Ultra Magnus. June was there when Optimus Prime returned in a new body and to celebrate Team Prime returning once again.
June paid a visit to Fowler to ask about medical supplies, and ended up being talked into helping him retrieve a Predacon relic from a museum. The pickup went without a hitch, but then the pair ran into Knock Out who promptly grabbed them and the Predacon bone. As the Decepticon proved unable to contact his ship to arrange pickup, June and Fowler were able to escape into a rail yard, in which June hid the Predacon bone on a departing train. The furious Knock Out took them both with him when he pursued the train, only releasing them when Arcee and Wheeljack joined the chase. Luckily Wheeljack caught the two humans, and returned them to base safe and sound, where Jack was alarmed to see that they'd taken a shine to each other.
Following the defeat of the Decepticons, June turned out to farewell the Autobots from Earth. She had to put her foot down when Fowler announced he was making the three kids Unit:E agents. She stated that until they are older that they can be considered agents. June was there to see the Autobots leave and to witness Optimus giving the humans a last glimpse before leaving.
June met Agent Fowler in Crisscross. While they were rarely seen to interact, in One Shall Rise, Part 1, Agent Fowler was surprised to see June at the base. In One Shall Rise, Part 3, Agent Fowler hugged June when they discovered Optimus's team was alive. In Orion Pax, Part 2, Agent Fowler placed his hand on June's shoulder when they heard Arcee and Jack made it to Cybertron. In Darkest Hour, Agent Fowler rescued June from a vehicon and she went in his helicopter to watch in horror as the base was destroyed.
In Plus One, Agent Fowler was most excited when June arrived in the base as he fixed his tie around. He asked June to refer him by his name "William" instead of Agent Fowler. Fowler suggested on going on a Predacon bone hunt with June. As they walked back from retrieving the bone at the museum, June and Fowler began talking with each other about their former marriages until Knock Out captured them. While they argued inside Knock Out's trunk, they came up with a plan to escape. It worked, but Knock Out was able to get Fowler and use him as a hostage if June did not come out from hiding. June revealed herself by stating Fowler was not her boyfriend and that she hid the bone on the moving train. Knock Out saw her little trick and took both of them to get the bone. They were rescued by Wheeljack and Arcee who arrived on the scene. After a short battle with some Insecticons, Wheeljack recused Fowler and June just in time. Back at the base, Fowler and June walked together much to Jack's surprised reaction.
In Persuasion, Fowler revealed to Jack that he would be suited to a field agent. Fowler also revealed that he was talking with June about arrangements but their conversation was cut short as Chip flew around the base.
In Deadlock, Fowler, Wheeljack, Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen shared salutes as June watched.
Jack is June's only son. Despite Jack's real dad leaving for an unknown reason, June remains the only parent Jack has. She loves and cares for her son with all her heart. In Crisscross, June gave Jack a strict rule about breaking curfew and gave Jack a kiss on the forehead. Later on, June was overwhelmed when she was captured by M.E.C.H and Airachnid. After Agent Fowler came with his troops, Jack and June was safe. Jack invited June to the Autobot base where she met the Autobots. In Metal Attraction, June turned up in the base and gave Jack a hug in front of Arcee. In One Shall Rise, Part 1, Jack remained at the base despite his mom ordering him to go with her to take Rafael to a hospital. However, June returned with Rafael after being rescued by Bumblebee. June and Jack made up and they remained at the base when the Autobots left to face Unicron. In Orion Pax, Part 1, June disagreed about sending Jack to Cybertron. In Orion Pax, Part 2, the team convinced June to let Jack go and she did. In Orion Pax, Part 3, June encouraged Jack to continue his mission and she welcomed him back when the team returned. In Darkest Hour, June was deeply concerned over where Jack was. In Darkmount, NV, June was relieved and overjoyed when Jack texted her back. In Prey, June reunited with Jack and cried in happiness. In Plus One, Jack was concerned when his mom and Fowler was kidnapped by Knock Out. June and Fowler were safe but Jack was surprised to see they were walking together. In Persuasion, Agent Fowler revealed that he was talking to Jack's mom about making Jack a field agent.
June met Optimus Prime in Crisscross. In Metal Attraction, June questioned where Optimus was. Ratchet told her that Optimus was on a scouting mission with Bumblebee. June stated it that she wore heels on for Optimus. In One Shall Rise, Part 1, June was strict at Optimus because Rafael was almost killed in battle by Megatron. In One Shall Rise, Part 3, June looked sad when the team told that Optimus had amnesia and left with Megatron. In Orion Pax, Part 3, June told Jack that Optimus was counting on him to complete the journey to Vector Sigma and restore Optimus's memories. June welcomed Jack along with the team and Optimus Prime back in the base. In Rebellion, June was there to celebrate with Optimus and the other Autobots including Ultra Magnus.
Arcee Since Darkness Rising, Part 2, June was less than impress that Jack bought home a motorcycle. Until Crisscross, Arcee revealed herself in robot mode and introduced herself to June. In Metal Attraction, Arcee was not too thrilled that June was overprotecting Jack. However, June apologized to Arcee about being overprotected of Jack. Arcee accepted her apology and they became close friends. In Orion Pax, Part 2, Arcee assured June that she will protect Jack on their journey to Vector Sigma and June allowed it. June and Arcee share a caring friendship.
Ratchet Ratchet met June in Crisscross June and Ratchet share different experiences in medical work. In One Shall Fall, Rafael was in a critical state after getting injured by Megatron. June arrived to help out and Ratchet was left to watch her work. He later suggested by using Energon to help Rafael. This process worked and Rafael was cured and alive. June and Ratchet work on different respected fields of medicine but can work together as a team.
Rafael Esquivel June met Raf in Crisscross. When Raf was injured by Megatron in One Shall Fall, June came to help out with curing Raf. Ratchet used some of Bumblebee's energon to cure Raf and it worked. June tried to take Rafael to a hospital but they were caught up in a tornado until Bumblebee rescued both of them. In Prey, June hugged Raf when she was reunited with the team. Miko Nakadai Miko met June in Crisscross. In Metal Attraction, Miko missed how the base was a secret hang out for the kids instead of adults like June. In One Shall Rise, Part 1, Miko did not agree nor did she go with June to take Raf to the hospital. In Prey, June hugged Miko when she was reunited with the team and Miko seemed to have a respectable bond with June.
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