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Smokescreen
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Vital Statistics
Alias Kid (by Ultra Magnus and Arcee)
Soldier (by Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus)
Smokey (by Bumblebee)
Smoke (by Bulkhead)
New Recruit
The New Guy
Newbie (by Bulkhead)
Rookie
New Guy
Prime's latest recruit (by Megatron)
Species Cybertronian
Rank Soldier
Stealth Team Operative
Cybertron Elite Guard
Status Online
Production details
First appearance New Recruit
Voiced by Nolan North
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"And to think that Optimus almost passed the Matrix down to me. Yeah I said it, but right place, right time, doesn't mean right bot. I know that now."
―Smokescreen

Smokescreen is an Autobot warrior and the youngest member of Team Prime, like Bumblebee is on the team. When Smokescreen first arrived on Earth, he was subject to too much suspicion as the other more-experienced Autobots believed him to have a nefarious purpose in mind. However, after Optimus Prime gave him the condolences to join the group's efforts, Smokescreen succeeded in winning the trust of his fellow Autobots. Smokescreen hoped to become a great warrior someday, like his idol Optimus Prime. When Optimus was close to dying, Smokescreen was to become the next Prime. This however all changed when Smokescreen used the Forge of Solus Prime to revive his leader. Optimus was revived by what's left of the power in the Forge of Solus Prime and Smokescreen remained a rookie; something he can be a little resentful of sometimes. Smokescreen is also part of Team Prime's Stealth Team.

When Cybertron was reborn once more, Smokescreen abandoned his dreams of becoming a great warrior, partly due to Bumblebee taking charge and it being impossible to pass on the Matrix of Leadership, something he never really wanted to begin with. However, Smokescreen has looked up to Bumblebee and works on the team against anything that comes in their way.

History

Background

Smokescreen Battle Ready

On Cybertron, Smokescreen aspired to become a soldier and serve the Autobot cause, he was trained and became a member of the Cybertron Elite Guard while he described it as more of a boot camp environment, although he passed the training he failed to receive a proper graduation due to the ongoing war and became Alpha Trion's personal guard in the Hall of Records. Initially disappointed with his position he came to respect Alpha Trion whom taught him many things and came to view him as a great teacher as well as a friend.

Smokescreen Prison

Smokescreen held Captive

During the war, Smokescreen was the last defense of Iacon, however when the Decepticons stormed in, everything went black, without knowing the Autobot was rendered unconscious by Alpha Trion himself and was used as a method of keeping the last Omega Key from the Decepticons. Once Smokescreen regained consciousness, he found himself held prisoner on a Decepticon warship. Not knowing the whereabouts of Alpha Trion, He managed to give a guard the slip and stole an escape pod which knocked him into stasis once again.

Arrival on Earth

Optimus greeting Smokescreen

Optimus greeting Smokescreen

His pod eventually made its way to Earth, after escaping the pod he quickly aided the Autobots Ratchet, Bumblebee, and Arcee in fighting a group of Vehicons and Insecticons, however after unintentionally detonating an Energon leakage Smokescreen stood triumphant in the face of victory, only to be scolded by Arcee for his rash actions and endangerment of the team. He was soon happily addressed by Optimus Prime, whom praised him for his bravery and soon recognized the symbol on his shoulder as a sign of a member of the Elite Guard. Smokescreen soon confided about his past with the group with tales of his time as a member on Cybertron, though he expressed dismay in the group's failure to receive a proper graduation ceremony due to the war.

After Smokescreen mentioned his role as Alpha Trion's body guard in the Hall of Records, Optimus allowed the young bot entry to the base, much to the questioning of Arcee, with whom Optimus downplayed by stating that Smokescreen would have been considered a trusted ally by Alpha Trion. As the group entered the base, As he asked how hard the war could possibly be to end, a rather damaged Bulkhead came out and showcased his injuries, as a way of downplaying Smokescreen's thought of the war ending with ease.

Smokescreen was then given a tour of the base where during he recognized a few of the relics they had uncovered having served in the Hall of Records, afterwards he was eager to join the Team in searching for the Red Energon sighting however Optimus believed that he needed additional training as well as obtaining a vehicle form to which he complied. After scanning, he overheard Starscream's presence and wanted to join the battle only to be refused by Ratchet whom reminded him of further training required.

Optimus welcoms Smokescreen into Team Prime

Optimus officially inducting Smokescreen as a member of Team Prime

However Smokescreen ultimately managed to persuade Ratchet in using the Phase shifter, upon arriving through the Groundbridge he confronted Starscream who nearly came close to destroying the Autobot's, with the device in hand he phased through the Decepticon's Apex Armour and stopped him in his tracks. After returning to the base Ratchet again explained about protocol to the young bot with Optimus agreeing yet Optimus praised Smokescreen for his quick learning and formally inducted him as a meber of Team Prime. [1]

Confronting Bulkhead

Smokescreen tried to cheer Bulkhead up, who believed he was trying to take his place. He told him that he could use the armor that he got off of Starscream, referring to it as an "instant muscle suit". Bulkhead felt as though the armor was instead a crutch for him, as he knocked the Apex Armor out of Smokescreen's hands. As Bulkhead became angered, he started to depart. Smokescreen was pushed aside by the former, in amazement, he uttered out Bulkhead's ability to walk being regained. As Bulkhead started to train by lifting the lobbing ball, Smokescreen believed Bulkhead was ready to go back in the battlefield and again confront Decepticons.

Despite the two's best efforts, Smokescreen and his fellow Autobot failed to defeat the Decepticon, who escaped from their grasp via GroundBridge. The two however, did bear witness to a comet. As it passed, Bulkhead concluded that Silas' plan had failed and the two high-fived each other on their success. After doing this, Smokescreen admitted to Bulkhead that he had previously studied every one of the Wreckers' battles. This assured Bulkhead, whom at this point ended his jealousy of the new Autobot taking his place and became a friend to Smokescreen.

Getting Used to Humans

Smokescreen was speeding on a street and accidentally damaged a truck. The Truck Driver then came out with a crowbar and threatened Smokescreen, under the impression he was a human driver. Smokescreen's next move proved foolish, as he transformed into robot mode and threatened the human. As the human stared at him, Bumblebee pushed Smokescreen and tried to restrain him before the latter revealed he was playing around. The driver then took a picture of him and Bumblebee and posted online. The image was later deleted by Raf Esquivel, but, Smokescreen was still subject to scolding by Ratchet, who questioned if Alpha Trion had taught him such irrational and foolish behavior.

His berating didn't end there, as Arcee followed up on him by stating that blowing his cover wasn't allowed within the group. As Smokescreen apologized, Optimus believed the group should share the blame for Smokescreen's reckless behavior. Optimus went on to explain that the group had spent most of their time trying to avoid crisises on Earth, that they instead forgot to teach their newest member on how to function properly on the planet and adapt to it's customs. Optimus selected Jack Darby to instruct Smokescreen on Earth's culture.

Thrilled with the human instructing him, Smokescreen transformed to vehicle mode and went for a drive with Jack. As the two drove, Smokescreen and Jack encountered Vince, a bully of Jack's. Initially ignoring the boy, the two swiftly changed their minds when he threw a burger he had bought on Smokescreen's window. As a revenge plan, the two tossed several burgers on his car and Jack took a photograph of his dirty car, with the intention of posting the image later that day. As the two arrived at the base, they laughed hysterically and showed Arcee their picture of his car. As Arcee began to complain about Jack's decision, Smokescreen and Jack defended their actions with the fact that Smokescreen had passed Jack's driving test and no humans were harmed during their assault on Vince's car. As the two later arrived at the base, Ratchet told them he had another crisis involving a relic, but, hadn't heard back from Optimus and the other Autobots. Smokescreen opted to go, stating the group had no better options after having his actions questioned by Ratchet. He would not be alone, however, as he convinced Jack to accompany him with his finding of the relic. As Smokescreen got closer, he was pinned down by several Vehicons before being aided by Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee and Bulkhead as they arrived on the scene. He bore witness to Optimus' showcase of his blade's strength and upon arriving at the base, received scolding from the other Autobots, primarily Arcee.

Alpha Trion's Message

As Optimus fell out of the trance he was put in during his hearing of Alpha Trion's message to him, Smokescreen asked the worn out Autobot if Alpha Trion had asked about him before being pushed aside by Bulkhead. As the Autobots became joyful over the chance of Cybertron being regenerated, Smokescreen expressed concern, as he had just arrived on the planet. As Optimus continued to his decoding, Smokescreen asked if the Omega Keys could really restore the entirety of Cybertron.

Optimus admitted that Alpha Trion knew many secrets and Cybertron's modern science had lost the more advanced technology of the ancients. Following Arcee's suggestion that the group not get their hopes up as the Autobots still had to locate the Omega Keys, Smokescreen vented that Optimus would be able to do so, seeing as how he was currently in possession of the Star Saber. He continued to state that Megatron would soon be defeated.

As Optimus announced he had decoded the first four sets of coordinates, Smokescreen abruptly stated that he was on the first group and continued by asking who would be accompanying him, to which Arcee choose to go. As the latter went through the GroundBridge, Smokescreen mistakingly referred to her as sir before continually correcting himself with a referral to her as ma'am and even commander. As the two arrived, Smokescreen tried to apologize for previously endangering Jack Darby, as he finally realized that humans weren't as physically strong as Cybertronians. He then preceded to question her once she admitted she had lost two partners. As the two ventured together, they encountered Megatron. Smokescreen suggested the two face him, until the Decepticon leader revealed his blade. With the weapon, the two were easily dusted off by Megatron. As Smokescreen prepared to strike him after firing several blasts, he was hit and seemingly killed by a blast from the sword. Later, he entered a battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron. He was able to save Prime's life once again with the use of the Phase Shifter and quickly ran to a Ground Bridge portal after Optimus contacted Ratchet at their base. At the base, he explained that he was saved by the use of the Phase Shifter after being stuck with the blast and showed off the group's first obtained Omega Key, which he had snagged earlier. The other Autobot's were happy to see him alive, after much grief.

Meeting Dreadwing

As Optimus continued to decode, Smokescreen walked up and announced his plans to become a great warrior like him someday. Bulkhead told him if he trained hard, it would happen. Smokescreen believed so as well, stating that it was his destiny. Following being questioned by Arcee, Smokescreen told the two that once being a Data clerk and then becoming an ally of Optimus Prime ensured a potential great future for him. Smokescreen concluded that he had come a long way, also stating it was one opportunity he didn't plan on screwing up. After Optimus announced another Iacon coordinate had been decoded and Ratchet readied the GroundBridge, Smokescreen told the group that whomever made it last to the Omega Key had to scrub the Energon tanks for a week before running off. He was disappointed when Optimus announced that Arcee and Bumblebee would go. After Smokescreen asked why he and Bulkhead had to stay, Optimus concluded that the two would stay behind at the chance he was able to decode another set of coordinates before Arcee and Bumblebee returned to the base. After Arcee and Bumblebee returned to the base after facing defeat at the hands of Knock Out, Smokescreen concluded that he would be ready for the next Omega Key. After moving out of the way of a rather damaged Arcee, Bulkhead talked to Smokescreen. Smokescreen had the chance to prove himself when he and Bulkhead embarked to get the next Omega Key. As the two arrived on the scene, Smokescreen and Bulkhead readied their guns and walked next to each other. As they moved, the two started to hear suspicious ticking sounds near their location. Smokescreen confusingly asked what it was, to which a Decepticon came out of the bushes of the forest and proclaimed it would be the last sound he would ever hear. The Decepticon was identified as Dreadwing by Bulkhead and soon enough, the two faced another difficulty in dodging his bombs.

While Bulkhead faced Dreadwing in a one-on-one match and defeated him, Smokescreen went to retrieve another Omega Key. As he opened the pod of which it was contained in, he grabbed it by it's handle and continued to usher his belief in his destiny. However, the key was quickly snatched out of his hands as an individual struck him from the back and made off with the key. As he was awoken by Bulkhead, he concluded that something struck him and was disappointed to not have retrieved the key, reminding Bulkhead of his promise to Optimus. Bulkhead reassured him, by reminding him the group still had a key and without it, Cybertron wouldn't be resurrected.

Hard Knocks 5

Smokescreen capture

Smokescreen felt sad over his loss, before Arcee berated him for being so focused on himself and expressed her disdain that he was so determined about himself, rather than the team. As she continued to talk about him, Smokescreen deduced that he wasn't good enough for the team and drove out of the base. After he left, the Autobots discovered that he was the last Omega Key. As he returned to the base, he was attacked and defeated by Soundwave.

Imprisonment on Nemesis

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Smokescreen facing against Knock Out

Upon regaining consciousness, Smokescreen found himself imprisoned on the Nemesis. Megatron demanded Smokescreen to give the final relic, which Smokescreen insisted he had nothing to do with the final Omega Key, even insinuating that Megatron had captured the wrong Autobot. After viewing himself aboard Soundwave's visual decoding of the final Omega Key, Smokescreen looked on in disbelief as Knock Out concluded he had the Omega Key stored within his own body.

After Knock Out extracted the Omega Key stored within him with the use of the Phase Shifter that he took possession of, Megatron asked what was there intended function, which Smokescreen refused to reveal any information. After Megatron left the room, Smokescreen managed to successfully trap Knock Out within the walls of the ship and reclaimed his signature weapon back. As Smokescreen sneaked around the ship, he eventually caught up to Megatron with the Omega key in hand. He snatched the Key out of Megatron's hand and quickly proceed to take the second key from the storage room. As Megatron ventured further, he made his way to the top of the warship where he was immediately confronted by the Decepticon leader and his Vehicons. With no alternative option, Smokescreen boldly jumped off the ship.

Inside job 12

Smokescreen Falling

While in free fall, Smolescreen came into contact with the other Autobots. He was perused by a Vehicon of whom he defeated by phasing through and shooting from above. Smokescreen was directed to a Groundbrige that Ratchet opened for him only for him to be struck by Megatron. Smokescreen hesitantly activated the Phase Shifter to phase through the ground. Once smokescreen communicated to the team, they were relived to hear he had survived.

Back at the base, the Autobots congratulated Smokescreen for obtaining the two Omega keys. Soon, they recieved a message from Starscream where it was at that moment Smokescreen realized that the latter knocking him out to get the Omega Key. Smokescreen remained behind at base alongside with BumbleBee and Arcee. However, Starscream managed to infiltrate the base unnoticed, due to the Red Energon he used, to steal the three Omega keys. Starscream escaped before Smokescreen and the others, who were left puzzled, could see him.

Final battle on Cybertron

After losing their Omega Keys, Smokescreen and the other Autobots tried to uncover what Starscream would do with them. While brainstorming, he concluded that the rogue Cybertronian may try to rejoin the Decepticons. After receiving a meeting request by Dreadwing, Smokescreen and the other Autobots arrived at the coordinates sent by the Decepticon. As it turned out, Dreadwing merely wanted to give the group the Forge of Solus Prime, something the Decepticon only wanted the Autobots to use wisely in return for the weapon's trade. Later that day, as Optimus held the Forge of Solus Prime, Smokescreen concluded that it's power would match that of Megatron's own blade and damage him severely before being gazed upon questionably by Arcee and told by her that the hammer was of a different type of technology than of what he had thought.

Destruction of Autobot Base

As the group deciphered their next course of action, Smokescreen and the other Autobots obliged by Optimus' decision to trade their Omega Keys for their human allies. Both Smokescreen and Arcee would give their keys for Jack Darby, whom Megatron stated was worth two Omega Keys since he was trusted enough to be given the Key to Vector Sigma. After retrieving the humans, Smokescreen retreated to Earth after Optimus destroyed the Omega Lock. During the confusion Smokescreen recovered the Phase Shifter without anyone knowing. As he and the others arrived in the base, Ratchet questioned what had happened on Cybertron. After Ratchet expressed his sorrowful disdain in Optimus' decision, Smokescreen noted Ratchet's absence during their fight and continued to state Ratchet was not responsible for battle decisions being made before being lashed at by the latter, who expressed his belief that the group had to have had another choice. He would bear witness to New Kaon, a Decepticon fortress in front of their base deploying swarms of Vehicons. When Decepticons attacked the base, Smokescreen participated in cutting down waves of them with his arm cannons. After Optimus ordered a retreat, Smokescreen and the other Autobots followed him inside. As Optimus ordered to abandon base, Smokescreen was the fourth Autobot to leave, giving a farewell salute to Prime and left through the GroundBridge. However, Smokescreen was unable to leave Optimus behind and snuck back as the base was destroyed.

Rescuing and reviving Optimus Prime

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Smokescreen helping the damaged Optimus to shelter.

In the aftermath of the destruction, Smokescreen did not go through the GroundBridge as intended but he returned to the Autobot base, shortly after it's destruction by the hands of the Decepticons. There, Smokescreen found a wounded Optimus, whom had taken a direct hit from the base as it collapsed. He took his wounded leader to an underground cavern. As Optimus started to awake, Smokescreen told him to simply relax and not use any of his energy, citing that he had his leader's back. As Optimus laid gravely damaged, Smokescreen revealed to him how he had managed to end up in his care before concluding that of the Autobots, Ratchet was the most likely candidate to possibly be able to repair his leader. In addition to the explanation of his new location, Smokescreen also revealed to his leader that he had taken the Phase Shifter during their standoff with the Decepticons on Cybertron. As Smokescreen prepared to dispatch to find Ratchet, Optimus staggered to tell him to not go and uttered no hope. Smokescreen was confused, citing that Ratchet was the only one able to fix him before showing concern over his unresponsive leader.[2]

He searched fruitlessly through the ruins of the base for medical supplies. Optimus asked after the Forge of Solus Prime, giving Smokescreen the idea to look for it in Darkmount. Using the phase shifter, Smokescreen boarded the Decepticon warship and found both Airachnid in her stasis pod and the Forge. On his return to the cavern, Optimus believed its power should be conserved to repair the Omega Lock and not for his life. Optimus told Smokescreen that he would succeed him as the Autobot leader, as a new Prime. Smokescreen was overwhelmed at the idea and was in deep thought about this.

Smokescreen is bestowed the Matrix

Smokescreen is bestowed the Matrix of Leadership

After a while of thinking, Smokescreen told Optimus that he wasn't ready to take that responsibility of being a Prime. Optimus told Smokescreen it wasn't a choice for both of them and when it was time, the Matrix of Leadership would present itself to one who's spark was worthy.

Smokescreen was confused when Optimus seemed to be talking to someone else. Optimus was between life and death and was seeing the ghost of Alpha Trion. Optimus died shorthly after and the Matrix of Leadership presented itself to Smokescreen. Smokescreen refused to let Prime die and used the Forge to revive his leader. The pair headed for Darkmount, but Smokescreen was left behind by Optimus' new flight-capable form, and by the time he arrived, the battle was already over. The Autobots reassembled at a human military base, where Ratchet reassured Smokescreen he'd done the right thing.

Project Predacon

"I was nearly a prime but somehow im still a rookie.'"

Smokescreen regret

Smokescreen received a new paint job, which he happily dubbed as 'War paint' however when he returned to base, he was vilified by Ultra Magnus, who then assigned him to stack empty Energon cubes. As he did this, Smokescreen quietly complained about how he had nearly been a Prime but he pretended to have said something else when Ratchet overheard.

Project Predacon12

Upon hearing an Decepticon signal Optimus took him and BumbleBee to Texas in order to retrieve a Predacon bone, alone together Smokescreen asked Bumble Bee if ever considered becoming a prime, when learning of Bumblebees aspiration of only becoming a warrior he agreed as such a position was more appealing. Seconds later he and Bumblebbe engaged a few vehicons whom Smokescreen managed to easily dispatch, the two later found themselves facing of against Shockwave despite their best efforts Soundwave sent the broken piece of the Predacon fossil to the Nemisis via an expertly timed Groundbridge.

Omega Lock 2.0

"Ratchet it may not be with the Forge or the Omega Lock , but were gonna find a way to get our planet repaired."

Smokescreen joinnig the Wreckers

“I’ve always wanted to roll with the wreckers”

After returning from his mission Smokescreen and the rest of the Autobots took a break with Smokescreen typing his field report, When the Autobots detected an Energon Source, Smokescreen accompanied them and during the battle he managed to cleverly trap a vehicon in a rock, he eagerly joined the Wreckers in the searching the mine with Smokescreen being paired with Bulkhead, the two searched but found nothing.

Minus One 3

Soundwave immobilising Smokescreen

When Ultra Magnus got his new "claw" fitted Smokescreen attempted to lighten the mood by stating it would become signature weapon which he compared it to Bumble Bee's voicebox, accidentally insulting him in the process. The next mission to stop a raid failed but Smokescreen witnessed Soundwave shot down. He and Bulkhead were assigned to guard Soundwave who was rather cautious of his look . After Ratchet informed Optimus, Smokescreen assured him that they would find a way to restore Cybertron. Suddenly Laserbeak burst in and opened fire on the Autobots, Only Smokescreen showed common sense and returned fire, where he managed to damage Laserbeak's wing before Soundwave rebooted and knocked him offline.

Upon regaining consciousness Smokescreen found out Ratchet disappearance. Smokescreen was disappointed where he noted that he could have saved Ratchet, if his shot had been more accurate. This was proven wrong as Wheeljack found out that the part he shot off Laserbeak was his transponder which would prove useful in finding the Nemesis, later Arcee and Wheeljack complimented him for his aim.

Synthesis 4

They launched the probe carrying Laserbeak's transponder and monitored it and Optimus's progress from the base. Although the probe was destroyed by Starscream, Ratchet was able to send them the coordinates to his location, immediately Smokescreen and the others geared up in preparation to storm the warship. Smokescreen brought his Phase shifter as well as acquiring a new mechanical bow and then departed to the Nemisis Via Groundbridge with the others.

Smokescreen Star Saber

Smokescreen ready to throw the Star Saber to Optimus.

During the Final battle Stealth Team was assigned to secure the Omega lock. However, Smokescreen witnessed Megatron carrying the Dark Star Saber with him, but was detoured by Arcee. Concerned for Optimus, smokescreen separated from his team in order to retrieve the Star saber with the intention of bringing it to his leader. He succeeded and swiftly rushed to the Omega Lock control room thanks to the Phase Shifter. Before he could pass the star saber to Optimus he was blasted by Shockwave. Like all, Smokescreen was dismayed at Bumblebee's death, shouting at his comrade's demise. When the Cyber Matter resurrected Bumblebee, the scout killed Megatron handing victory to the Autobots, Smokescreen was very surprised. Later Smokescreen was present at the activation of the Omega Lock to finally restore Cybertron.

Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack and Smokescreen

Back at the base before departing, Smokescreen, Wheeljack and Ultra Magnus mutually saluted Fowler and then passed the Space Bridge to their brave new world.

Predacons Rising

"It doesn't matter where those Beasts came from, we gotta take em down"

Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen

My name is Ultra Magnus. Are you Autobot or Decepticon

During Bumble bee's ceremony Smokescreen congratulated him noting that he was a warrior now but in time he could become a prime When Optimus departed to retrieve the AllSpark, Ultra Magnus took Smokescreen along with him on the patrols to track down the missing Shockwave and Starscream. During their assignment Smokescreen conversed about how The Sea Of Rust should be renamed due to it being rust-free and the name itself.

They were immediately attacked by two new Predacons. Smokescreen's use of the Phase Shifter managed to save them both and he hastily carried his wounded comrade back to the Nemesis via GroundBridge. Smokescreen was keen to avenge his friend where then accompanied Arcee, Bumblebee and Bulkhead to find the two Predacons, which he then questioned Bumble Bee's tracking skills which then turned out to be Predaking whom there were looking for. After failing to convince the Predacon leader he and the team drove Darkmount with the hope of finding Shockwave's lab network.

Emporer Of Destruction

“Lord Smokescreen, Emperor of Destruction”

He amused himself by sitting on the throne and dubbing himself "Lord Smokescreen, Emperor of Destruction". He promptly got of when Megatron returned only to discover it was actually Unicron. The four Autobots battled him until they were outmatched they then descended to the lower levels but found themselves at a dead end Smokescreen and Arcee nearly fell into the smelting pit only to be grabbed by Bulkhead. When Unicron strike hit the ground around them crumbled, and the three fell into the pit only for a luckily timed Ground Bridge. Back on the Nemisis Smokescreen later earned Arcee's "look" by asking what the Unicron/Megatron hybrid should be called.

Smokescreen accepts his role

“Yeah I said it, but right place right time doesn’t mean right bot, I know that now.”

When Smokescreen ventured to ship's vault to collect the remaining weapons, Knock Out stuck him in a wall as an act of payback for what he had done to the latter. He was later freed and given his Phase Shifter back. When the Predacons came to their aid in the fight against the Terrorcons, Smokescreen confessed to Bumblebee about how he nearly became a Prime, but believed that Bumblebee was better suited and accepted that he had come to terms with it, wanting to be only a Autobot.

Autobots Predacons rising

He was present when Unicron was defeated and Optimus merged with Primus to reactivate the Well of AllSparks. Smokescreen was visibly sad at his leader's sacrifice however as the sparks flew from the Well, Smokescreen was overjoyed witnessing a new age for Cybertron.


Personality and Characteristics

Smokescreen is a young, fun-loving, optimistic Autobot, however initially his aspiration of becoming a great warrior often got to his head and his ego increased which annoyed most of the other Autobots especially Arcee, though he was willing to look out for his teammates by stating "There's nothing I wouldn't do for you guys" he often thought about himself more than others which he then received a scolding from Arcee telling him that he needed to become more of a team player.

After escaping the Decepticon ship Smokescreen appeared to have learned his lesson and appears much more selfless as he is seen as more caring and helpful to the other Autobots, when the Autobot base was destroyed Smokescreen proved loyalty to his team as he was the only one who came back for Optimus and tried his best to restore his wounded leader, during this time he appeared more serious and didn't joke as much as he originally did. Because of his efforts to restore his leader, Optimus believed that Smokescreen should be the next Prime, Smokescreen however was overwhelmed believing himself not ready to handle such responsibility.

When Optimus 'died' the Matrix was bestowed and Smokescreen was to become the next Prime, which was something he wanted to become, but smokescreen placed the Forge into Optimus' hand and revived him. This act changed Smokescreen a great deal as he had the choice of becoming a prime but chose not to, this proves that he has become more selfless than he ever was.

In the aftermath,Smokescreen seems to have regained much of his keen spirit but when Ultra Magnus assigned him to stack Energon cubes he felt like he was still treated like a rookie, slightly showing a desire to become the next Prime, he later asked Bumblebee if he ever wanted to become a Prime, after listening to Bumblebee he seems to have come to terms with almost becoming a Prime and has since become a more caring and responsible Autobot who looks out for all his fellow teammates.

It is however possible that his initial behavior was meant to hide a fear of not being good enough to help the Autobots.

Physical Appearance

Robot Mode

Smokescreen is a medium sized Autobot being the same size as Ratchet, and taller than Bumble Bee but smaller than Bulkhead. His door wings are checkered red blue, and white with 38's on each side. He has 2 streaks of red on his head, he is also mainly white and blue. His insignia appears on his chest, however, his Elite Guard symbols appear on the sides after scanning a new v-mode. In Project Predacon, he sports a new paint job: blue and yellow with 7's on the door wings, two streaks of yellow on his head.

Vehicle Mode

Smokescreen Vechicle Mode

Best in Jasper.

Smokescreen's vehicle mode is a Indy 500 car with double 38's on the sides. He chose it with Jack while looking at random cars and vehicles passing by at the road in Nevada. It has blue and white stripes. The doors are checkered with red, blue and white. In Project Predacon, his vehicle has 7's on the sides and is yellow and blue.

Powers and Abilities

Despite his young age and limited experience, having been trained by the Elite Guard, Smokescreen is a serious threat on the battlefield being able to easily dispatch numerous Vehicons with his combat style which is shown in many of his battles, being able to take down opponents such as Knock Out, Starscream, a controlled Breakdown and has even held his own against the Predacon Darksteel. Smokescreen has also shown to be highly intelligent regarding his use of the Phase Shifter where he has proven his skill as a stealth warrior, as he has managed to sneak through enemy territory several times undetected and defeat the supposedly undefeatable Apex Armor. He has also used the environment to his advantage such as luring his enemies to spots where they will be trapped. His vehicle mode is capable of reaching 150 mph and he has often used the speed to confuse his enemies. Having served under Alpha Trion, he is well informed of Cybertronian mythology and the power of the Primes. 

Smokescreen once claimed that he is not a good shot, after he'd failed to shoot down Laserbeak before it revived Soundwave and kidnapped Ratchet. This was however proven incorrect, as he was one of the very few who'd ever damaged the drone by knocking off it's transponder.

Relationships

Allies

Optimus Prime

"The time for a new leader is upon us. In my Spark, I believe, that leader stands before me right now." - Optimus to Smokesceen.

Smokescreen caring for Optmius

Smokescreen caring for his wounded leader

Due to his knowledge from Alpha Trion, Smokescreen learned a great deal on Optimus and truly considered him a great warrior. Smokescreen finally got his wish when he was introduced by Optimus on Earth. Optimus shook Smokescreen's hand and Smokescreen stated it was a honor for him to be with Optimus.

After a brief discussion, Optimus allowed him to inhabit the Autobot base. During his first day as a member of the Earth's Autobot team, Optimus did not want him to partake in a mission with Bumblebee, Arcee and himself, believing Smokescreen to be too inexperienced to benefit the team's mission. However, after Smokescreen saved the group and upon returning to base, was given a proper welcome by Prime. He accompanied Optimus, Bumblebee and Arcee to fight off several Vehicons and avoided a large ray with them as well before leaving the group.

Following Arcee's scolding of Smokescreen, Optimus told the latter that the endangerment of humans would not be tolerated. After Optimus received a transmission from Alpha Trion while wielding the Star Saber, Smokescreen asked the latter if Alpha Trion said anything about him. Before departing to retrieve an Omega Key, Smokescreen promised Optimus that he would be successful in his mission. Optimus went with the other Autobots to save Smokescreen after he was revealed to contain the final Omega Key, however, he was unsuccessful and instead Smokescreen escaped the warship on his own. Following the Autobots' belief that Smokescreen had perished during his escape and plummet to the ground, Optimus and the other Autobots mourned his death before becoming relieved that he had survived due to the Phase Shifter.

Smokescreen later displayed exterme loyalty in the aftermath of the Omega Lock's destruction. He was the only one who returned to Optimus and saved his life by sheltering him. He then used the Forge to revive him, despite Optimus' own wishes. Since then Smokescreen has always stood by Optimus's side and regards him as an excellent leader, Optimus in turn believes that Smokescreen is a loyal Autobot even worthy of becoming a Prime.

Smokescreen is like a son to Optimus and could be described as his apprentice, like Bumblebee is to Optimus.

Bumblebee

"Predacon allies!, you called it Bee, and to think Optimus almost passed down the Matrix to me." - Smokescreen commending Bumblebee.

Bumble Bee and Smokescreen

Bumble Bee & Smokescreen

Smokescreen met Bumblebee right after the two and the other Autobots succeeded in defeating several Insecticons. Smokescreen saved Bumblebee's life, along with Optimus and Arcee when he defeated Starscream. He accompanied Bumblebee and the other Autobots to fight a multitude of Vehicons and dodged a large beam fired before departing.

During a drive, Bumblebee tried to convince Smokescreen not to speed down the road. However, Smokescreen did not understand his meaning, stating that the humans should not have given him the option to drive fast if they did not want him to do it. As the two pulled over and Smokescreen got into an altercation with a citizen, Bumblebee tried to restrain him from harming the human before Smokescreen claimed to have just been joking around. However, the two soon had a picture taken of them and posted on the internet.

Not long after he was nearly chosen to be the next Prime Smokescreen asked Bumblebee if he'd ever considered a future as a Prime. When Bumblebee told him he only wished to be a warrior Smokescreen agreed that such a position was much more appealing. This act strengthened their bond and the two made quite a team as they engaged several Vehiocns together and managed to hold their own against Shockwave. In Deadlock, Smokescreen was shocked as Bumblebee was shot several times by Megatron visibly shouting at his comrade's supposed demise. However, he was relieved that Bumblebee had been revived thanks to the Omega Lock's cybermatter and killed Megatron with the star saber.

Back on Cybertron he congratulated Bee becoming a warrior and felt that he could maybe become a Prime someday, Bumblebee however jokingly did not wish to have that responsibility. Later Smokescreen appeared slightly annoyed with Bumblebee apparently taking charge of the Autobots in the absence of Optimus and Ultra Magnus. Though he later happily told Bumblebee that he would make a much better leader than himself despite Optimus and the Matrix choosing him. Smokescreen realized the importance of being in a team and currently stands by Bumblebee and the rest of the team's side.

Bumblebee and Smokescreen act almost like brothers. 

Bulkhead

"There's hope for you yet, Newbie" - Bulkhead seeing potential in Smokescreen.

Bulkhead & Smokescreen

Bulkhead and Smokescreen

Smokescreen first met Bulkhead at the Autobot Base shortly after his arrival on Earth. Upon rhetorically asking how hard it would be to end the war, Bulkhead limped towards him and used his self as an example of their difficulty in ending the conflict. After Smokescreen succeeded in defeating Starscream and saving the Autobots, Bulkhead admitted Smokescreen had done a proficient job. However The two came into conflict shortly afterwards, with Smokescreen's suggestion to Bulkhead that the latter use the Apex Armor for the time being due to his injuries. When Bulkhead arrived to fight Breakdown, Smokescreen arrived to save him from near death the two teamed up together and managed to defeat Breakdown, it was at this moment that Bulkhead had lost all jealously of Smokescreen and the two high fived each other, the young bot also told him of his study of the Wreckers which pleased Bulkhead.

The two teamed up to retrieve the third Omega Key. However, the two were attacked and bombed by Decepticon Dreadwing. Bulkhead instructed Smokescreen to find the Key which Smokescreen complied whilst Bulkhead fought Dreadwing, Smokescreen failed to retrieve the key after being struck from behind by a relatively fast assailant. As Smokescreen began to cower over his loss and his previous sentiments to Optimus that he would retrieve the Omega Key, Bulkhead comforted him and reminded the latter that all four Omega Keys were required to restore Cybertron to its former self. After an upset Smokescreen left the Autobot base after being told off a bit too harshly by fellow Autobot Arcee for his belief in a personalized destiny, Bulkhead was initially intending to recover him before Optimus opted to let Smokescreen calm himself down.

Upon witnessing Smokescreen being captured by Soundwave and brought to the Nemesis, Bulkhead shouted in despair; when learning that Smokescreen had escaped the Nemesis he was overjoyed however after he fought that his friend had perished due to the fall, he became relieved to know that he had survived thanks to the Phase Shifter. After the base's destruction and the Autobots regrouped Bulkhead showed concern about Smokescreen whereabouts, after the assault on Darkmount and the Autobots were about to be executed Smokescreen saved him and the others by reviving their leader with the Forge; Bulkhead was grateful to him for saving the team. The two are good friends and always look out for each other.

Bulkhead acts as an older brother figure to Smokescreen whom in return is like a younger brother to Bulkhead.

Arcee

"Smokescreen was the only one who went back, if it weren't for him, Optimus might not be with us today" - Arcee about Smokescreen

Smokescreen & Arcee

Smokescreen and Arcee

Smokescreen met Arcee upon his arrival on Earth. The latter expressed suspicion over the Autobot for his emerging from a Decepticon escape pod and continued to hound him as the two arrived at the Autobot base, however after he told them about his story she finally believed him. When discussing about the young bot Arcee believed that he was too inexperienced to benefit the Team's needs, however after Smokescreen managed to save her when the Autobots were pinned down by Starscream and Smokescreen used the Phase Shifter on him, where she found his overconfident pride rather exhausting exhaling after his words, she was however pleased with his accomplishment.

When Smokescreen almost harmed a human she stated that exposing their secret was unwise, after Jack had been assigned to help Smokescreen better understand Earth, Arcee showed concern about Jack's safety with the young bot. Once she had learned about Smokescreen endangering Jack by bringing him along to find the Star Saber Arcee scolded him and stated that Team Prime did not need another child referring to Smokescreen. When Smokescreen was accompanied by Arcee to retrieve the first Omega Key he attempted to apologize to her for bringing Jack along now learning from his mistake, Arcee however informed him about looking out for his teammates where she told him about her previous losses.

The two succeeded in finding the relic but then found themselves facing of against Megatron and The Dark Star Saber, when Smokescreen had been hit by a wave from the saber Arcee was shocked at the supposed loss of her friend. Back at the base She was overwhelmed with quilt and sadness for how she had treated him however she became relived after seeing Smokescreen return to the base and when he told the others about obtaining the Omega Key she commented "You're Learning".

As Smokescreen started to believe it was his destiny to become a great warrior, Arcee dusted him off before he continued. After Optimus forced Smokescreen to remain at base and allow Arcee to retrieve an Omega Key with Bumblebee, Arcee mocked him by stating that their destiny awaited. After Smokescreen failed to retrieve the third Omega Key and was reproaching himself, Arcee lectured him about destiny, scolding him for thinking more about himself than the restoration of Cybertron where she advised him to put the teams needs before his own which as well as being an Autobot rather than a hero this caused Smokescreen to drive away in a huff, the additional lecture being too much for him to bear.

When he returned with two Omega Keys, Arcee begrudgingly told him he had done a good job. After the base was destroyed, Arcee noted that if Smokescreen hadn't gone back for Optimus, then he wouldn't be with them. Since then Arcee has treated him more like an equal; however When Smokescreen jokes around, Arcee sometimes finds it irrelevant.

Smokescreen has a brother to sister relationship with Arcee, like she has with Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Optimus, Ratchet, Ultra Magnus and Wheeljack. Smokescreen has a personality similiar to Cliffjumper, which might explain some of Arcee's initial hostility toward him. Yet, Arcee likes to hang out with Smokescreen and Smokescreen feels the same way.

Ratchet

"And your instincts have again proven to be quite sound" - Ratchet commending Smokescreen.

Smokescreen & Ratchet

Smokescreen & Ratchet

Upon his arrival to Earth, Ratchet was rather suspicious of Smokescreen even so when he mentioned the Hall of Records. However when Smokescreen informed the others about his story, Ratchet believed him. Ratchet believed that Smokescreen was inexperienced as he explained to Bulkhead. When Smokescreen attempted to convince Ratchet to join the others in fighting Starscream, the medic refused and lashed out, reminding him of further additional training before he could do anything. Smokescreen persuaded Ratchet by using the Phase Shifter to defeat Starscream. While Smokescreen succeeded in acquiring the Apex Armor, Ratchet however reminded him about protocol.

Ratchet was furious at Smokescreen when he learned about him almost harming a human, where he questioned if Alpha Trion ever taught him to act the way he did. When Smokescreen returned after being supposedly killed by the Dark Star Saber, Ratchet allowed him to keep the Phase Shifter as his signature weapon, it was shown that Ratchet was often irritated by Smokescreen's youthfulness. However, Ratchet did care for Smokescreen when Arcee scolded him for thinking more about his destiny where Ratchet advised Arcee about leaving Smokescreen alone. After Smokescreen managed to escape the Nemesis, Ratchet was relieved and did his best to coordinate him to the Groundbridge he opened. Ratchet was relieved that Smokescreen had survived the fall and even more pleased to learn he had acquired two Omega Keys.

When Ratchet was distraught about the destruction of the Omega Lock and Smokescreen told him that he was out of place to second-guess battlefield decisions this angered Ratchet greatly. When the Autobots regrouped after the destruction of the Autobot base, he showed concern that Smokescreen and Optimus were absent. When the two regrouped with the rest, Ratchet noted that the Forge had been depleted of power he eased Smokescreen's conscience by telling him he did the right thing in saving Optimus' life. Ratchet talked about Smokescreen with Arcee he said that while under strict protocol they were rather fortunate due to Smokescreen's inexperience which helped the team. Since then, Ratchet sees potential in Smokescreen and views him as a true soldier.

Ratchet is like an older family figure to Smokescreen.

Ultra Magnus

"Cybertron will populate in time kid."- Ultra Magnus to Smokescreen.

Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen

Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen

Smokescreen met up with Ultra Magnus after the destruction of the old base. When Smokescreen drove around Unit:E in his new color scheme which he dubbed as 'War paint', unimpressed Ultra Magnus then sternly assigned him to stack empty Energon cubes, Smokescreen listened to Magnus' command, but he quietly complained that he still felt like a rookie.

Smokescreen did not appreciate Ultra Magnus' command style on Team Prime, however he did seem to respect his commander as he addressed him as 'Sir'. After Ultra Magnus's right hand was severely crushed by Predaking, Ratchet made him a claw hand. Smokescreen claimed that his new hand would become his signature weapon. After Ratchet had been captured by Soundwave, Smokescreen was in denial after failing to shoot Laserbeak. Ultra Magnus cheered him up by stating that the piece he shot off would prove useful in finding Ratchet. After Megatron was killed and Team Prime had restored Cybertron, Smokescreen, Ultra Magnus, and Wheeljack shared a mutual salute to Agent Fowler and then departed to their home planet.

During the ceremony on their home, Ultra Magnus was assigned to find and capture the remaining Decepticons, where Smokescreen accompanied him on the search. During that time Smokescreen hoped for more of their kind would be there to see their home. Ultra Magnus told Smokescreen that Cybertron would repopulate in time and referred to him as "kid." When the pair found two new Predacons and fought against them, they both managed to hold their own until Ultra Magnus was badly damaged by Skylynx. Smokescreen managed to save him with the Phase Shifter and dragged him back to the Nemesis. Smokescreen was truly angered at the Predacons for wounding his friend and wanted to avenge him by killing them which showed how much Smokescreen cared for Ultra Magnus.

Smokescreen most likely looked up to Ultra Magnus as a father figure and Ultra Magnus returned this feeling and treated Smokescreen as a son.

Wheeljack

"So the kid clipped the business end off Laserbeak's transponder" - Wheeljack compliments Smokescreen.

Smokescreen & Wheeljack

Smokescreen and Wheeljack

Smokescreen met Wheeljack when the Autobots regrouped at Unit:E. Though the two have had few interactions, Smokescreen seems to respect Wheeljack because of his Wrecker status, and mostly likely views him as a great warrior which is shown when he wanted to join the Wrecker's when searching the mine in Evolution. Wheeljack in turn has respect for Smokescreen when he learned that he shot Laserbeak’s transponder off addressing him as 'Kid'. When Wheeljack was helping Raf construct Chip, Smokescreen was surprised to see him acting like a team player, When Cybertron was restored He, Wheeljack and Ultra Magnus shared a mutual salute to Agent Fowler then departed to Cybertron.

Wheeljack is almost like an older brother to Smokescreen.

Alpha Trion

"You know as well as I, a worthy candidate is near, one who will learn to be a Prime as you once did" - Alpha Trion advising Optimus about Smokescreen.

Smokescreen was Alpha Trion's personal bodyguard on Cybertron in the Iacon Hall of Records. Though Smokescreen initially did not appreciate the position, he eventually came to respect Alpha Trion and considered him as a great mentor as well as a friend, Alpha Trion in turn considered Smokescreen trustworthy enough to tell him about his involvement of making Orion Pax a Prime. When the Decepticons attacked Iacon Alpha Trion knocked Smokescreen out and placed one of the Omega Keys within him, as he believed that Smokescreen would one day join Optimus Prime on Earth.

When Smokescreen told Team Prime about his story, when asked about Alpha Trion's whereabouts by Optimus, Smokescreen expressed sadness as to not knowing his friend's fate. When Optimus received a message from Alpha Trion through the Star Saber, Smokescreen inquired if he asked about him. As Alpha Trion appeared to Optimus in the Allspark, he expressed high regard for Smokescreen as he considered him a worthy candidate and would become a great Prime. Though Smokescreen was unaware of this, Smokescreen no doubt misses his mentor.

Alpha Trion was like a Grandfather figure to Smokescreen.

Jack Darby

Smokescreen and Jack

Smokescreen and Jack laughing

Smokescreen met Jack when he arrived on Earth, Jack gave Smokescreen a tour of the base, showing him the Iacon relics the Autobots found, he then later helped Smokescreen to find a vehicle form. When Smokescreen accidentally threatened a human, Jack was assigned to help him fit in better on Earth. Smokescreen convinced him to pull several pranks on his school bully Vince, the two laughed and became good friends.

When hearing of another relic, Smokescreen took Jack along to find the relic which turned out to be the Star Saber. While Jack urged Smokescreen to wait for backup, Smokescreen went in and took out several vehicons but was then captured. The Autobots saved Smokescreen and Jack, when Arcee sent Jack back home he looked at Smokescreen where he said "green for go" knowing that he had learned his lesson, Jack smiled and then departed via the Groundbridge.

Smokescreen and Jack act like best friends.

Enemies

Megatron (formerly)

"The Dark Lord himself, he won't know what hit him." - Smokescreen overconfidently remarks about Megatron.

Inside job 5-6

Smokescreen Joking at Megaron

Aside from Optimus Prime, Megatron probably despises Smokescreen the most. Originally, he did not care much for the young Autobot but the loss of the Star Saber and that he saved Optimus Prime, led to Megatron having a deep hatred of him. The hatred only increased when Smokescreen stole both of the Decepticon's Omega Keys and killed a entire platoon of Decepticons with the Spark Extractor. Smokescreen would later rob Megatron of another victory by saving Optimus and giving him a new body, thanks to the Forge of Solus Prime. And while it was Bumblebee who killed him with the recovered Star Saber. That would not have been possible had Smokescreen not retrieved it just before the battle, something that most likely did not escape Megatron's notice. However, Smokescreen showed no hatred over Megatron in Predacons Rising.

Starscream

"And you must be Starscream, I thought you'd be taller" - Smokescreen unimpressed at Starscream

Smokescreen & Starscream

Smokescreen meeting Starscream

Smokescreen knew a great deal about Starscream from his reputation on Cybertron and had hoped for a chance to face the Decepticon commander for some time. While initially Starscream had no thoughts for Smokescreen, he came to despise him for removing the Apex Armor from him. Starscream managed to get his revenge when he knocked Smokescreen out with the use of the Red Energon, where he managed to acquire the Omega Key. Upon receiving a message from starscream Smokescreen finally learned it was the air commander who knocked him out where he then came to despise him.

The two would meet again during the battle of the Omega Lock where they were forced to hand the Omega Keys in exchange for Jack, Miko, Raf. Smokescreen along with Arcee traded for Jack, whilst Arcee came to Jack Smokescreen angrily glared at Starscream causing him to despise the Decepticon even more. Later during the Final battle Smokescreen passed Starscream on his way over to the Omega Lock Control room with the Star Saber in hand, in which Starscream screamed in fear.

Knock Out (formerly)

"Well aren't you the clever one" - Knock Out to Smokescreen.

Knock Out & Smokescreen

Knock Out and Smokescreen

Smokescreen encountered Knock Out when he was captured and brought aboard the Nemesis. During Smokescreen's interrogation, Knock Out had fun tormenting him and he took the Phase Shifter from him which he found rather fitting. When Megatron left the room, the two engaged in a short fight with Smokesceeen having the upper hand and managed to trap Knock Out in a wall using the Phase Shifter. Knock Out was furious at Smokescreen as he left him in the wall. During the final battle on Cybertron, Knock Out somehow managed to take the Phase Shifter from Smokescreen after phasing him through a wall on the Nemesis as an act of revenge.

However, after Knock Out defected to the Autobots, Smokescreen and Knock Out seem to be on friendly terms.

Soundwave

"It's like he's watching, no matter where you go" - Smokescreen's cautious of Soundwave.

Smokescreen & Soundwave

Smokescreen has had few encounters with Soundwave. The first time they met would be when Soundwave knocked Smokescreen unconscious with the Resonance Blaster and dragged him back to the Nemesis. When Soundwave was captured, Smokescreen joked about his look when suddenly Laserbeak infiltrated the base and restored Soundwave. Smokescreen tried to jump kick him, but Soundwave knocked him out with an electric pulse. Smokescreen regretted not being able to prevent Soundwave capturing Ratchet.

Trivia

  • Most people were expecting Jazz or Ironhide when the New Recruit episode was announced.
  • In season 2, Smokescreen wore the Phase Shifter on his right arm. In season 3, however he wore it on his left arm. Smokescreen was originally thought to be left-handed but is now implied to ambidextrous (having no dominant hand).
  • Smokescreen's first paint job had 38s like his G1 counterpart.
  • Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack, Smokescreen, and Bumblebee never use built in melee weapons. Smokescreen never used melee weapons.
  • Smokescreen bears similarities to Superboy from Young Justice as both are young warriors originally dressed in white and later adopting a darker color scheme trying to impress a powerful hero dressed in red and blue. Though Superboy was more agressive than Smokescreen. Coincidentally, Superboy and Smokescreen are both voiced by Nolan North.
  • Of all Autobots, Smokescreen interacts the least with the humans.
  • Smokescreen is the only (main) Autobot in Prime to have not appeared in any of the novels or games in the Aligned Continuity Family.
  • This version of Smokescreen is the most popular among the fans.
  • Smokescreen is the only individual to have defeated the Apex Armor.
  • Smokescreen was the last Autobot to see Predaking in the show.
  • Smokescreen has been addressed as 'Kid' by nearly all the Autobots except for Optimus and Ratchet. Bumblebee has been called 'kid' as well.
  • At the end of Predacons Rising when Optimus is about to sacrifice himself for Cybertron he states that every Autobot is worthy to be a Prime. However before Optimus takes the plunge, he is seen looking at Smokescreen, implying that he may still consider Smokescreen to still be the most worthy to be the next leader.
  • Many fans, consider Smokescreen similar to Hot Rod, due to him being of a young age, nearly being a Prime, admiring Optimus and being Optimus' protege. The name Hot Rod could not be used due to trademark issues.
  • Smokescreen may return in the new series in 2015 but it remains unknown.

Quotes

  • "Down in front!"
  • "Whoa!! Too hot for ya cons?"
  • "You're Optimus Prime! He's Optimus Prime."
  • "Kiss your armour goodbye!"-Smokescreen says to Starscream
  • "Assist. That's what the new guy for."
  • "And for the record, I studied everyone of the Wreckers' battles."
  • "Bring it!"
  • "Haha. Relax Bumblebee, I was just messing around."
  • "I'm gonna be a great warrior like Optimus."
  • "There's nothing I wouldn't do for you guys"
  • "You weren't there Doc and it's not your place to second-guess a battlefield decision."
  • "When we were evacuating the base just as the Cons opened fire. It was my turn to groundbridge away. But I couldn't do it. I couldn't let you face Megatron's army alone. So I snuck back. But that's when the blast hit and the whole joint came tumbling down. I managed to pull you out of the wreckage before the cons dove in using the phase shifter, which I snagged during the confusion back on Cybertron. I'm sorry I defied your orders. But we're safe here. We're down so deep no one can pick up our signals. I'll scout above ground in any hope of finding Ratchet."
  • "Wait, if you had the Forge you could fix yourself up. Power of the Primes. Optimus hang on for just a little longer. That hammer's gotta be somewhere in Megatron's fortress."
  • "You don't scare me ugly."
  • "Optimus. I have the Forge. You can use it to repair yourself."
  • "So it's running low. Who cares? All we need is enough juice to get you back into fighting shape."
  • "Optimus, the Forge is a relic of the Primes. We can't use it to restore Cybertron. Not without a Prime, not without you."
  • "You can worry about that after we get you patched up and we take down Megatron."
  • "I can't do this. I mean sure who wouldn't want to be a Prime. But I'm not ready for that kind of responsibility."
  • "This isn't how the story supposed to end."
  • "Aww. I missed it."
  • "I... did what I felt was right."
  • "Hey Bee. You ever thought about being a Prime?"
  • "I always wanted to roll with the Wreckers. Sir."
  • "So we're gonna let this dohickey fly back to con central..?"
  • "Special delivery. That way right?"
  • "Optimus catch!"
  • "Welcome to the club Bee. Warrior today. Who knows. Prime tomorrow?"
  • "Someone should rename the Sea of Rust. Just saying."
  • "Lord Smokescreen. Emperor of Destruction."
  • "Predacon allies. You called it Bee. And to think Optimus almost passed down the Matrix to me." - To Bumblebee in the Nemesis ship.
  • "Yeah I said it. But right place, right time doesn't mean right bot. I know that now." - To Bumblebee.
  • "You're subject to the law of magnetism."
  • "That's what you say when someone kicks the..." - Last words of the movie/show

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References

  1. New Recruit
  2. Darkmount, NV


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