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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 former Cybertronian freedom fighters mostly led by Optimus Prime. Their primary foes are the tyrannical Decepticons

History

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 his friend 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 the 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 new Autobot High Council to govern the planet. Unlike the pre-war government, there is no Caste System. Bots born from the AllSpark are not assigned roles in society, but instead 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 Autobot High Council seems to be run by neutrals who don't like Autobots and blame Optimus Prime for causing the war. Many if not all the Autobots who fought in the Great War were blacklisted by the High Council for supporting Optimus Prime.

Recruitment

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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 or just 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 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Omega Supreme was activated during Transformers: 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.

List of Autobots

Ratchet and Optimus discuss

Optimus and Ratchet, two of the most well known Autobots.

-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 Transformers: War for Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

Autobot High Council

  • Pre-War High Council
    • Alpha Trion - Prime, Hall of Records Archivist, Former Autobot High Council Member (Fate unknown, 'Presumably offline)
    • Halogen - Autobot High Council Member (Offline, Killed by Megatron)
    • Sigil - Autobot High Council Member (Fate unknown)
    • Sentinel Zeta Prime - Former Autobot High Council Member, Former Autobot Leader (Offline, Killed by Megatron)
    • Elita-One - Autobot High Council Member (Joined Autobot Cause, Online, Survived Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
    • Drivetrain - Former Autobot High Council Member, Constructicon Patriarch (Fate unknown, May have joined Constructicons)
  • Second Post-War High Council/All-Stars (currently active)
    • Ratchet - War Criminal Hunter, Former Medic (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybertron)
      • Undertone - Ratchet's Buzzsaw Mini-Con Partner (Online, On Cybertron)
    • Bulkhead - Soldier, Warrior, Former Construction Laborer, Former Wrecker (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybetron)
    • Jazz - Soldier, Warrior (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybertron)
    • Windblade - Primus-chosen Warrior (Online, Came to Earth to combat Megatronus, Later joined Bee Team, Left Earth for Cybertron)

Wreckers

Lightning Strike Coalition Force/Dinobots

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

Team Prime

  • Orion Pax/Optimus Prime - Mentor, Prime, Autobot Leader (Online, Sacrificed himself to restore Cybertron, Revived by past Primes, On Cybertron)
  • Arcee - Soldier, Warrior, Former Delta Team Member (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybertron)
  • Wheeljack - Soldier, Warrior, Former Scientist, Former Wrecker (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybertron)
Optimus welcoms Smokescreen into Team Prime
  • Ultra Magnus - Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command, Former Wrecker Leader (Online, Survived Great War, On Cybertron)
  • Cliffjumper - Soldier, Warrior (Offline, Killed by Starscream)
  • Knock Out - Medic, Mad Scientist, Former Decepticon (Online, Survived Great War, Defected from Nemesis Crew, Last seen on Cybertron)

Rescue Bots

Combiner Teams

  • Aerialbots
    • Superion - Combined Form, Warrior
      • Silverbolt - Aerialbot Leader (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Air Raid - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Slingshot - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Skydive - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
      • Fireflight - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's Earth arrival)
    • Jetfire - Possible Wrecker, Scientist, Former Decepticon, Former Seeker (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
    • Other Aerialbots

Mini-Cons

  • Caretaker Mini-Cons
    • Toolbox - Alchemor Caretaker Mini-Con (Online, Left Earth onboard Alchemor)
    • Cinch - Alchemor Caretaker Mini-Con (Online, Left Earth onboard Alchemor)
    • Flowchart - Friend of Fixit
    • Schematic - Friend of Fixit
    • Rundown - Friend of Fixit
  • Buzzsaw Mini-Cons
  • Other Mini-Cons
    • Chainstorm - (Mobile Character)
    • Great Byte - (Mobile Character)
    • Dropforge - Cybertron Elite Guard and Kaon Police Academy Instructor, Police Inspector and Detective (Online, On Cybertron)

Troopers

Other Autobots

  • Ironhide - Ark Captain (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Perceptor - Scientist (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Prowl - Police Officer, Soldier (Last seen before Team Prime's arrival on Earth)
  • Sunstreaker - Soldier, Warrior (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Mirage - Soldier, Warrior (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Brawn - Soldier, Warrior (Offline)
  • Bluestreak - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Team Prime's arrival on Earth)
  • Hubcap - Communications Officer (Last seen before Team Prime's arrival on Earth)
  • Blaster - Communications Officer (Offline)
    • Eject - Blaster's Mini-Con Partner (Fate Unknown)
    • Ramhorn - Blaster's Mini-Con Partner (Fate Unknown)
    • Rewind - Blaster's Mini-Con Partner (Fate Unknown)
    • FOC Steeljaw - Blaster's Mini-Con Partner (Fate Unknown)
    • Sunder - Blaster's Mini-Con Partner (Fate Unknown)
  • WFC Sideswipe - Ark Pilot (Debatably RID Sideswipe, Last seen before Team Prime's arrival on Earth)
  • Trailbreaker - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Warpath - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Omega Supreme - Cybertron's Core Guardian (Put into stasis by Megatron, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Metroplex - (Offline, Sacrificed himself to power up Ark)
  • Chaindrive - (Fate Unknown, Defected to Thirteen)
  • Chromia - (Online, On Cybertron)
  • Firestar - (Online, On Cybertron)
  • Airwave - (Offline, Killed by Firestar)
  • Zoom - (Offline, Possibly killed by Backbite)
  • Fallback - (Toyline Character)
  • Scattershot - (DLC Character)
  • Hound - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Revo - Soldier, Warrior, (Offline)
  • Tailgate - Delta Team Member, Soldier, Warrior with Cliffjumper Body-Type (Offline, Killed by Airachnid)
  • TFP Divebomb - Predacon (Toyline Character)
  • Catapult - (DLC Character)
  • Doubletake - Former Decepticon (DLC Character)
  • Front-Line - (DLC Character)
  • Macro - Velocitronian (DLC Character)
  • Meltdown - (DLC Character)
  • Monsoon - (DLC Character)
  • Outsider - (DLC Character)
  • Overclock - (DLC Character)
  • Ripraw - (DLC Character)
  • Showdown - (DLC Character)
  • Sparkscape - (DLC Character)
  • Swagger - (DLC Character)
  • Triage - (DLC Character)
  • Anomaly - (DLC Character)
  • Clipshade/Spectrosynth - Autobot Double Agent, Former Actor (Online, On Cybertron)
  • Blastwave - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire with Megatronus Body-Type (Online, On Cybertron)
  • Swerve - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Gears - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Inferno - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Windcharger - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Tracks - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Red Alert - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Pipes - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Skids - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Primestrong - Combined Form of Optimus Prime and Strongarm - (Toyline Character)
  • Skyhammer - Combined Form (Mobile Character)
  • Primelock - Combined Form of Optimus Prime and RID Grimlock - (Toyline Character)
  • Side Burn - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Searchlight - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Powerglide - (Online, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)

Autobot Allieds

Former Autobots

  • Roughedge - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary (Online, Defected to Decepticons, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)
  • Nightra - Thief, Former Cybertron Elite Guard Cadet and Academy Dropout with Strongarm Body-Type (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron with Blastwave)

Gallery

Main Article: Autobot Gallery

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