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Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Saturday, October 6th, 2012 2:12PM CDT

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Hasbro's official Transformers website has been updated with additional Transformers Prime character profiles. Click here to visit the profile page for addition character details.

Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

AGENT FOWLER is the government's reluctant liaison to the "talking scrap piles," as the surly Agent refers to them. Cantankerous, slightly slovenly, and borderline over-the-hill for a field agent, Fowler does not relish his assignment and constantly questions the AUTOBOTS' ability to handle the DECEPTICON threat to Earth (not to mention their judgment in allowing the Teens to be a part of it). He would prefer to handle the DECEPTICONS on his own terms and with the might of the military, but ultimately he knows the AUTOBOTS are humanity's best defense against the evil DECEPTICONS -- even if he'll never say so out loud.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Conditioned to battle and hardship by her years spent hunting rare creatures across the depths of space, AIRACHNID is a primed and powerful warrior. She has returned to the service of MEGATRON after her long absence determined to prove herself as a leader - no matter who she has to destroy to do it.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

ARCEE is an accomplished, street smart and powerful fighter with little patience for those who don't know their way around a battlefield. Luckily, BUMBLEBEE is as skilled as any other warrior in the AUTOBOT army. Set loose on the streets of the big city with their human partners RAF and JACK, they're an unstoppable team in the defense of the planet.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

BREAKDOWN is more than happy to take any mission MEGATRON assigns him - especially if it means a chance to take on BULKHEAD. The two big bruisers have had beef for a long time, but BREAKDOWN means for it to end on Earth, once and for all.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

In spite of his massive strength, and the skill with which he uses it, BULKHEAD is not a born fighter. He prefers the simple things in life to the fury and confusion of battle. But he also knows that until the DECEPTICONS are defeated once and for all, simple peace will remain out of reach.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

BUMBLEBEE is the AUTOBOT who's been on planet Earth the longest. So he knows humans best, which helps explains why he's so serious about looking after RAFAEL ESQUIVEL. 'Bee's' voicebox was damaged on CYBERTRON, so he 'talks' in bleeps and blurts. He may make mistakes, but he's always eager to please OPTIMUS PRIME.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Few AUTOBOTS are as fierce as CLIFFJUMPER. The DECEPTICONS long ago learned to fear the loudmouthed warrior for the incredible skill with which he wields his battle hammer.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

"JACK" is 16, lives with his single mother and is still trying to find himself and fit in. He spends most afternoons working the drive-thru window at the local burger joint in order to save up money to buy his first motorcycle...that is, until ARCEE becomes his guardian AUTOBOT Suddenly, JACK gets a killer bike AND big sister all rolled into one. Though he might be a little reluctant about it, JACK often ends up assuming the leadership role amongst the Teens and ends up being the voice of reason, practicality and safety...just as long as he doesn't need to impress a girl, in which case all of that stuff goes right out the window.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Once his weapons are thoroughly tested and proven safe, KNOCK OUT keeps the best ones for himself. He boosts their power output, adds a few personal touches, and then takes them out into the field to see what sort of damage he can do.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

With the power of DARK ENERGON coursing through his circuitry, MEGATRON gains a diabolical control over the reanimated wrecks of fallen robots. He exercises this new ability with complete ruthlessness, returning AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS alike to terrifying half life as relentless TERRORCONS.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

A 15-year old female exchange student from Japan, though you wouldn't know it from talking with her since she's so fully absorbed American pop culture. MIKO is a free spirit who dresses in exuberant punk clothes, and doesn't care what people think or say about her eccentric appearance. It's only natural that the one with the interest in 'speed metal' would instantly bond with the AUTOBOT who's the most 'heavy metal': BULKHEAD. Miko is a thrill seeker and pretty fearless, though not always in a good way; she often gets the Teens into dangerous situations and improvises crazy solutions that only complicate matters. She's always well-meaning, though; and no matter what, she always has JACK'S and RAF'S backs.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

OPTIMUS PRIME has seen MEGATRON use DARK ENERGON before, but never like this, and never with such total command of its abilities. He knows that he must put a stop to this evil before its corruption forever taints the Earth, and before its power overwhelms his small team of AUTOBOTS.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Hispanic high school freshman RAF is quiet, shy and often the most frightened by the dangerous situations presented by the Teens' involvement with the AUTOBOTS. All of that disappears the moment RAF spies any form of software-driven technology, when he becomes instantly engaged and enters "the zone." This comes in handy around AUTOBOT Central Command since RATCHET's knowledge of human technology is lacking. RAF'S savant-like prowess with computers might also be why he's the only human who unerringly understands his AUTOBOT partner, BUMBLEBEE - and often serves as his translator. RAF'S skills in front of a computer screen often end up saving both the humans AND the AUTOBOTS' hides.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

ust because RATCHET chooses to avoid fighting doesn't mean he never learned how. His intimate knowledge of anatomy allows him to strike with surgical precision, making a fight against him a very painful losing proposition.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Buried for ages, sealed in a state of low function that was not quite stasis lock, SKYQUAKE waited for the day his lord MEGATRON might need him. He has the power to shake the very world to its foundation. The AUTOBOTS will learn to feel terror once again at the hands of SKYQUAKE.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

SOUNDWAVE is absolutely devoted to MEGATRON. He uses his ability to intercept any electronic transmission to ensure the supremacy of his leader, and the eventual victory of the DECEPTICONS over the AUTOBOTS.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

STARSCREAM hasn't survived this long simply by running away every time he might lose a fight. Every retreat is a calculated risk, designed to fulfill a greater purpose. It is often when his enemies believe they are winning that STARSCREAM turns and finishes them off.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Every VEHICON knows how likely he is to be dismantled - either by the AUTOBOTS, or by a DECEPTICON commander in need of spare parts. Danger is just part of life for them, and they welcome it. To a VEHICON, happiness is loyalty to MEGATRON and a warm blaster cannon.


Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added

Few DECEPTICONS have ever heard of WHEELJACK, but that's mostly because those that do learn about him don't survive long. He strikes from the shadows, with speed and overwhelming force, and then fades away into space.
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Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427569)
Posted by Smokescreen85 on October 6th, 2012 @ 2:24pm CDT
Those look nice, but where's Smokescreen's profile?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427572)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 6th, 2012 @ 2:39pm CDT
SmokescreenGT wrote:Those look nice, but where's Smokescreen's profile?


It's the same reason there isn't a profile for Dreadwing or the Insecticons; these are character profiles for Season 1 characters, not Season 2.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427575)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CDT
Only thing really new in these is the notion that Bumblebee has been on Earth the longest of the Autobots.

Though, "better late than never" feels like the most appropriate way to describe these profiles. I mean, it's been almost two years since the show began, with season 2 drawing nearer to its end, and Hasbro's only just NOW putting up such profiles as these on their website? The presence of Skyquake's bio and the lack of any season 2 characters feels like these should have been posted a long time ago back when season 1 was still airing. :roll:

SmokescreenGT wrote:Those look nice, but where's Smokescreen's profile?
These seem to be profiles for just the early season 1 main/semi-main cast (see my above rant).
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427601)
Posted by starscreamprime1010 on October 6th, 2012 @ 3:51pm CDT
It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." It seems like they are trying to connect WFC and Prime even more, but it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before. Hmm. I'm just glad they are trying to connect the dots. (BTW I'm a firm believer in the Aligned Continuity)
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427611)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 6th, 2012 @ 4:19pm CDT
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." But it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before.


That's not true.

Sure, the other Autobots had little knowledge about Dark Energon, but Optimus recognized it from the get-go.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427615)
Posted by starscreamprime1010 on October 6th, 2012 @ 4:30pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." But it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before.


That's not true.

Sure, the other Autobots had little knowledge about Dark Energon, but Optimus recognized it from the get-go.


Hm, guess I need to re-watch Darkness Rising again. Did Optimus make any mention of Megatron using Dark Energon before this, though?

Also, am I the only one who kind of feels bad for Skyquake? It basically says he was awake all those years, though in low function, but not in stasis. That'd suck :SICK: ...Unless of course I'm reading something wrong
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427627)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 6th, 2012 @ 5:01pm CDT
starscreamprime1010 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." But it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before.


That's not true.

Sure, the other Autobots had little knowledge about Dark Energon, but Optimus recognized it from the get-go.


Hm, guess I need to re-watch Darkness Rising again. Did Optimus make any mention of Megatron using Dark Energon before this, though?


I don't recall him mentioning that, but any history on that could be explored in WFC.

Also, am I the only one who kind of feels bad for Skyquake? It basically says he was awake all those years, though in low function, but not in stasis. That'd suck :SICK: ...Unless of course I'm reading something wrong


Well, yes. It states he was awake all those years, which is most likely how Soundwave was able to pick up his signal. I can imagine how boring it could get sitting in a pod for decades. :lol:

Although, if he's in low function, I think he's in somewhat of a quiet sleep state, or mentally intoxicated. In other words, he's not quite aware what's going on around him, but he's still awake. :-?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427636)
Posted by starscreamprime1010 on October 6th, 2012 @ 5:23pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
starscreamprime1010 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." But it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before.


That's not true.

Sure, the other Autobots had little knowledge about Dark Energon, but Optimus recognized it from the get-go.


Hm, guess I need to re-watch Darkness Rising again. Did Optimus make any mention of Megatron using Dark Energon before this, though?


I don't recall him mentioning that, but any history on that could be explored in WFC.

Also, am I the only one who kind of feels bad for Skyquake? It basically says he was awake all those years, though in low function, but not in stasis. That'd suck :SICK: ...Unless of course I'm reading something wrong


Well, yes. It states he was awake all those years, which is most likely how Soundwave was able to pick up his signal. I can imagine how boring it could get sitting in a pod for decades. :lol:

Although, if he's in low function, I think he's in somewhat of a quiet sleep state, or mentally intoxicated. In other words, he's not quite aware what's going on around him, but he's still awake. :-?


:shock: Skyquake was on drugs? lol I kid... But it would suck being stuck in a box waiting for Megatron to never show up, then when you are set free to have your insides torn out by an Autobot. :-(
...Suddenly I want a Cyberverse (or even voyager) Skyquake. :-?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427665)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 6th, 2012 @ 8:21pm CDT
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." It seems like they are trying to connect WFC and Prime even more, but it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before. Hmm. I'm just glad they are trying to connect the dots. (BTW I'm a firm believer in the Aligned Continuity)
Here's some clarification on this.

In "Darkness Rising, Part 2", Starscream seemed to be the one unfamiliar with the stuff, but he was really just giving exposition to the audience. There's still some elbow room in his words for him to be familiar with Dark Energon.

Later in the same episode, Arcee doesn't outright recognize Dark Energon by name, but by its similarity to experiments performed by the cons during the war, which did involve Dark Energon.

Then, in "Part 3", Ratchet doesn't recognize Dark Energon at first, but Optimus does. and once Optimus says what it is, Ratchet speaks knowledgeably about it, but notes of it having been said to be scarce in quantity. This jibes well enough with games and books as production of Dark Energon on Cybetron was halted near the end of the war, which could have led to its becoming rare by the time of the present.

Perhaps the reason Arcee and Ratchet didn't identity the stuff at first was due to its effects in the show (zombifying the dead) differing from those of the games/books (addictive drug that corrupted the mind and body). And with this new bio saying "OPTIMUS PRIME has seen MEGATRON use DARK ENERGON before, but never like this," that could very well refer to how the cartoon's Dark Energon acts differently to the Dark Energon of the games/book. Optimus had seen the old version of the stuff in the books, but not the new version of the stuff in the toon.

At least, that's my theory. ;) :-B
Re: Hasbro Transformers Website Update: Transformers Prime Character Profiles Added (1427671)
Posted by starscreamprime1010 on October 6th, 2012 @ 8:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
starscreamprime1010 wrote:It says Optimus has seen Megatron "use dark energon before, but never like this." It seems like they are trying to connect WFC and Prime even more, but it kind of contradicts the show in that the Autobots didn't seem to know what Dark Energon was before. Hmm. I'm just glad they are trying to connect the dots. (BTW I'm a firm believer in the Aligned Continuity)
Here's some clarification on this.

In "Darkness Rising, Part 2", Starscream seemed to be the one unfamiliar with the stuff, but he was really just giving exposition to the audience. There's still some elbow room in his words for him to be familiar with Dark Energon.

Later in the same episode, Arcee doesn't outright recognize Dark Energon by name, but by its similarity to experiments performed by the cons during the war, which did involve Dark Energon.

Then, in "Part 3", Ratchet doesn't recognize Dark Energon at first, but Optimus does. and once Optimus says what it is, Ratchet speaks knowledgeably about it, but notes of it having been said to be scarce in quantity. This jibes well enough with games and books as production of Dark Energon on Cybetron was halted near the end of the war, which could have led to its becoming rare by the time of the present.

Perhaps the reason Arcee and Ratchet didn't identity the stuff at first was due to its effects in the show (zombifying the dead) differing from those of the games/books (addictive drug that corrupted the mind and body). And with this new bio saying "OPTIMUS PRIME has seen MEGATRON use DARK ENERGON before, but never like this," that could very well refer to how the cartoon's Dark Energon acts differently to the Dark Energon of the games/book. Optimus had seen the old version of the stuff in the books, but not the new version of the stuff in the toon.

At least, that's my theory. ;) :-B


This... makes perfect sense. Thank You :grin:
I'm not extremely well versed with the use of Dark Enregon in WFC, but I've read Exodus plenty of times to see the difference. Not sure why I didn't put this all together in my mind before :-?
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