The Official list for the First C2da904 Audition
Names, Bios, Quotes, and even a few Pronunciations
Optimus Prime - Autobot Leader. Brave, strong, and most of all, optimistic. "Autobots, we have proven that despite the Decepticons efforts, we can unite and defend freedom at every turn. This battle will not only end this war, but decide the fate of Cybertron itself." "Autobots, Transform and Roll out!" "Ratchet, have you received a transmission from the Throttlebots yet? . . That's strange. They should have contacted us by now. They could be in danger. Rodimus, assemble a team to venture out to the Throttlebots last known location and see what you can discover. Above all else, we must ensure the safe return of our fellow Autobots."
Ironhide - The gunslinging Autobot Weapons Specialist and Prime’s go to bot. "Hey Prime. When are we gonna head out and bust some decepti-chops? I've been hittin the training room hard lately and ready for the real action." "That's all you got Decepti-creep? You gotta do better than that!"
Ratchet - Medical Officer. Old, wise, and often underestimated in battle. Optimus occasionally confides in him. "You know Ironhide. If you atleast make an effort to dodge the enemy fire, then you wouldn't accumulate such a vast amount of damage in such a short period of time. I do hope you take the time to ponder the advice I offer from time to time."
Breakaway - Senior Intelligence Officer. Honest, blunt, and comes off as a jerk since he doesn’t like to get emotionally attached. "Breakaway, here. the skies are all clear and I'm comin in." "Arcee, I was going over the data you sent me earlier and I found a few errors in the formatting. I'm gonna need you to re-do it from scratch. My systems can be very literal."
Cliffjumper - New Recruit. Head strong, mischievous, and brave. Huge jerk and womanizer. "Yeh, I said it. You's got a problem wit dat? I didn't think so, hang on . . Hey, Arcee. I just got off guard duty. Whata ya say me and you's head back to the racks and go over some REAL intel?"
Dema’Lisha (di-muh-lee-shuh) - New Recruit. Huge sense of self-entitlement, overconfident, snappy attitude, quick wits, and she loves weapons. "I'm sick of dese lame clean up details. When's Prime gonna give us some real action. I've been workin on a new blaster that I just KNOW will rip right through the chassis of Megatron himself. Dang, I ain't gettin NO respect around here."
Makeshift - New recruit. Sleazy, creepy, and 2-faced, yet intelligent, calculating, and observant. Loves imitating others. "I must say, Optimus. The way you carry yourself, the authority in your voice, the feeling of calm that soothes your allies, I find it all so deliciously satisfying. I shall take care to note every aspect of your very being, my grand and gracious superior."
Drift - Young, humble, adventurous honorable, but he prefers to work alone. Loves training and preparing for the next battle. "Forgive me fellow Transformer, for the damage I am about to inflict upon you will bring us a step closer to our goal of peace." "Autobots? Never heard of 'em, kid. Now if you don't mind, I have training to do."
Skids - Quick wits, prefers to work smarter and not harder. Always joking around, even in the most inappropriate of times. "I gotta tell ya, Ironhide. Movin all this ammo to the back sounds kinda like workin. I'll tell ya what, you transform, we throw it all on your back, and you can roll on out over there yourself, problem solved. . . What? . . Why ya lookin at me like that? . . You're not gonna shoot me are ya?"
Mudflap - A goofy slacker but loves battle and always looking for a fight. "Patrol duty? Again? Oh, I just remembered. Ratchet asked me to get some, uh, stuff from the, uh, storage room. Don't worry, Jazz. I'll be back in time for my shift, I promise. . . You're not buyin it huh? Slag!"
Warpath - Gunslinger, young, impatient, “shoot first, think later”, and loves explosions. Always charging head first into a battle. "Hey, Sideswipe! Did ya see that? I just let her rip and KABLAM! That Decepticon is history." "When you hear treads, get outta the way."
Sideswipe -Young, inexperienced but thinks he knows everything. Has a temper at times. Obsessed with swords and cutting stuff up. "Your name's Drift huh? Cool. I'm Sideswipe. No applause needed. That was some fancy sword work back there, not as good as mine, but you're gettin there. I was thinkin that me and you should stick together atleast til I catch up with the others. . . What? You, alone? Out here? You got a busted processor or somethin'? There's like a Ba-Jillion Decepticons on this planet. If just one of their scouts spot you, they'll be all over you like a piece of hot shrapnel."
Dropdown - Tactical, focused, to the point, and would destroy Prime himself if it aided the mission. Since the day he came online the elders have sensed a darker side within him, so they have always intervened to prolong his advancement through the ranks of the Autobots, in which he caught on to cycles ago and he is not happy about it but it only drives him to work harder to prove himself worthy. "The names Dropdown. I'd love to stick around and shoot the scrap wit ya, but I have more important things to do. Once I'm a Prime and I end the war, we'll have all the time in the world, slick"
Firestar - Leader of the Throttlebots. Courageous, tactical, logical, and always puts the needs of her team above her own. "Throttlebots, We're Rarin' to Roll out!" "We fight for peace, We fight for justice, Most of all, we fight for Freedom."
Chromia - Weapons tech, Gunslinger, and 2nd to Firestar. Blunt, in your face attitude, Big sister mentality. "Scrap, Ironhide. You call dat shootin? Hangin out on this dirt ball dun went and made you soft. Let a lady show you fellas how it's done."
Moonracer - Demolitions Expert. Shy, quiet, and nervous when speaking to others she is not close to. "Uumm, Optimus, sir. I think I left my detonator switch back at the base. But don't worry, I can whip one up in less than a micro-cycle."
Elita - Intel specialist. Has a split personality issue due to a manufacturing defect, otherwise, she is sweet and trustworthy. "Great shot, Moonracer. Right on target. You keep that up, and we'll be taking orders from you some day. Just you wait."
Frostbite - Coldhearted, blunt. Takes much enjoyment in hurting others feelings for she believes that emotion is a weakness. "Look out, Moonracer! There's a Decepticon on your 6, wait . . . oh, that's just your face! My mistake."
Strika - Combat specialist. Tough, head strong, and never backs down. Trash talker but she sure can back it up. "You touch me again, Cliffjumper, and not even Ratchet will be able to reattach that arm. . I can promise ya that."
Minerva (mi-nur-vuh) - Medical Officer. Helpful, loving, but has trust issues with those outside her team. "Firestar, I will be the very last one to ever question your orders, but are you certain that it is wise for me to roll out with Jazz's team in the morning. That guy's reckless. Have you seen his record? I don't know if I'm comfortable with this."
Lady Thundara (thun-dar-uh) - Council’s Security Officer. Elegant, graceful, wise, and well respected despite her being a former Decepticon. She often looks down on those not as civilized as herself. "Trust me darling. That vault is impenetrable. I would wager my very own Spark on that statement. Do not question a lady's word." "Gentlemen, please. I'm certain we can resolve this issue in a more civilized manner."
Skyhammer - Autobot Captain. Cool, calm, and collected at all times. Enjoys battle almost as much as he loves flying. "Captain Skyhammer, at your service. Whether it be recon, espionage, or a knock down, drag out dog fight, I'm your bot." "Alright boys, you heard Prime. Those Decepti-chroneys are gettin away and it's our job to chase 'em down. Autobots, Transform and Mount up!!"
Whirl - Skyhammer’s sidekick. Tough, “short man syndrome”, and feels he always has to make his presence known. "Outta my way, real bots comin through. You crotch-rockets ain't got nothin on us flyboys. We'll show ya how the big bots handle things."
Brawn - Autobot Strategist. War veteran, arrogant, blunt and to the point. Has been entrusted with the Drone operations code. "If you 2 keep chargin into battle head first, you won't be around half as long as myself. You listenin to me Sideswipe? You too Warpath. I've told you guys time and time again that a little battle prep will go a long way. I knew some bots just like you 2 in my day, too many actually. I gotta tell you fellas that it never got easier having a memorial for fallen comrades and I don't plan on havin anymore, so you 2 sprocket-heads better tighten up."
Sidearm - Autobot Sergeant. Has the typical drill sergeant attitude. Jokes around, but is ALWAYS in young recruits’ faces. He also loves the word "Dog gone" and to refer to the younger bots as "Pri" which is short for "private" making a joke of their rank. "Hey Pri!! Are you lookin at me funny? Do I look like a joke to you? Do I look like your buddy? Well, let me tell ya somethin'. I ain't ya buddy, ya pal, I fa sho ain't ya dog gone friend. So don't be eye ballin me pri or I'll stick my rear axle so far up your exhaust port, you'll be coughin up brake pads for the next mega cycle." "Hey First Sergeant, just finished up some training exercises with the new recruits and I thought I'd check and see if you wanted to come down and see their progress. . . Roger that, First Sergeant. Sidearm, out." "At Ease!" "Platoon, Attention!" "Parade Rest!" "Present Arms!" "Order Arms!"
Kup - Autobot First Sergeant. Old, cranky, tons of stories, and is always counting down to his big retirement. "You doin a fine job wit those recruits, Sidearm. Keep that up and I can retire early and let you handle things from now on." "Hey Skyhammer, did I ever tell you about the time I was nearly melted down in a volcanic eruption on the planet Perseon? You see, me and Zeta Prime were trackin down some Predacons Black Market dealers and the trail lead us straight to, hey, where ya goin? These young bots got no respect for their elders."
Tomahawk - Typical flyboy and Intel geek. Always trying to “one up” his rivals. "If you think those Seekers can fly, then you ain't see nothin yet." "Only 2 Decepticons, Bumblebee? I can take down a whole squad with one servo welded behind my back."
Airspace - Autobot Reconnaissance Officer. Always focused and “on the clock”. Afraid to let down those who depend on him. "Airspace to Breakaway. I'm picking up 3 energy signatures matching the rogue Decepticon Seekers. I'm transmitting the coordinates and flight patterns now." "Lobbing? Not now, Skids, I have work to do. Can't you go bug someone else? The Decepticons could attack at any minute. I don't have time for games."
Bruticus - Destructive, loud, and arrogant. He always refers to himself as “We” though Bruticus himself is a separate entity. "We are strong, We are many, WE . . ARE . . BRUTICUS!" "Why waste your energon trying to escape the Mighty Bruticus? We WILL catch you, and we WILL destroy you."
Onslaught - Combaticon Commander. Tough, brave, and head strong. Prefers for his team to always be together and in sync. "Gather 'round team. I've finished our training schedule. Now let's run the "Combiner Sequence" one more time. And Vortex, don't screw it up, you need to concentrate better. Munitioner. . . just don't say anything at all. My patience runs thin with your constant antics."
Explorer - Mad scientist and Combiner system Expert. Has a deep running hatred for Autobots, especially Ironhide. "Lord Starscream. I must thank you again for granting me the opportunity to work along side you. I assure you, that my genius is twice that of Blast Off's." "Backblast, you idiot! I've warned you not to fire your cannons in the middle of the synchronization process! You nearly fried all of our hard drives! *sigh* Good minions are so hard to find."
Vortex - Complete idiot but loyal to Starscream and Onslaught. He misses the days before the war. "Hey Onslaught. Have you seen my rotor blades around here? I can't find them. . . What's that? On my back? Are you sure? I don't know, boss. Its not addin up." "Hey Thundercracker. When's you gonna finish my Rocket launcher? I've been waiting for like 30 cycles now. What gives? . . You gave it to me yesterday? Oh yeah, my bad. I forgot. I traded it to Munitioner. He said it was busted and he could fix it but it would take awhile, so he lent me his Battle Pistol til then. Ain't he a swell bot. You should be more like him, Thundercracker, then more people would like you."
Backblast - Brute type of the group. He is very cold, irrational, and selfish. "I can fire MY cannons anytime I want to. You keep runnin your little trap Explorer and I'm gonna weld your faceplate to your boosters."
Munitioner - Underhanded and very dishonest. His loyalty to Starscream and hatred for Megatron keeps him in the group. "Hey, Backblast. I heard Onslaught and the others talkin about kickin you off the team and bringing Brawl back. That's a shame too, because I always thought that you were 10 times the warrior Brawl could ever dream to be. Maybe if you destroyed Swindle, then they would have no choice but to give you the respect and honor that you most certainly deserve . . . That thick headed moron. So gullible. Now, once he destroys Swindle, I'll be the new permanent member to the Combaticon team.
The MotorMaster - Leader of the Stunticons. Loud, arrogant, and self-entitled, but knows when to depend on his team. "These Autobots sure don't stand a chance with THE MotorMaster large and in charge around these parts now. Dead End, what intel ya got on this crazy blue planet?"
Dead End - Right hand man. Cold, tactical, and fearless. He actually looks forward to the day he joins the Allspark. "Grey, red, yellow, what does it all matter? Our sparks all shine the same, and when we return to the Allspark, your efforts in this realm will be for naught." "The Autobots are now aware of our presence, but thanks to my piloting skills, we have touched down safely on this Spark forsaken rock. We all await your next command, MotorMaster."
Dragstrip - Weapons tech. Emotional, blunt, and she has a bad attitude about everything. Loves to complain. "Ah scrap, Wildrider. You gotta turn that freakin saw blade off. That racket is fryin my circuits." "Yo MotorMaster. whatta ya say we all head down to that Autobot Outpost and see what kinda trouble we can stir up."
Wildrider - Crazy psycho. Always flailing his saw around, but he can crack nearly any security system. "Breakdown, you wanna see somethin awesome? Check out my "Flyin Saw Smash" attack! It's the greatest ever!" "Hey, Dragstrip. I just cracked the security code on MotorMaster's room. I bet you won't steal his axe before he gets back."
Breakdown - Clumsy, low self-esteem, and seeks the approval of others, in which Dragstrip often exploits. Expert tracker surprisingly. "Hey, Dead End, Look! I just finished my new paint job, whatta ya think? Cool, huh?" "Roger that Dragstrip, I'll cover ya. . . Uh oh, I swear that was an accident. Look, that'll buff right out. See? Good as new. You're mad aren't ya? HUH?!! Whats that MotorMaster?!! You need me to fall back? You got it. Sorry Dragstrip, I gotta run. Boss-con's callin me, you know how that is, heh, heh . . ."
Ratbat - Decepticon Assassin. Creepy at times yet is very crafty and resourceful. Has been captured many times but always escapes. "Ever since the disappearance of our great and grand leader, Megatron, I have attempted to rally my Decepticon brethren to keep the fight alive in our Lord's name." "Be silent, Autobot. I only wish to consume your spark into my very being. The very thought of it sends chills through my transistors."
Soundwave - Decepticon General and Intelligence Officer. Accurate, tactical, calculating, and rational. Loyal only to Megatron. "Soundwave, reporting in. The Autobots have only a 12.7% chance of escaping. Megatron would be pleased." "Ravage, Rumble, Lazerbeak, Eject. Operation, reconnaissance."
Shockwave - Decepticon General. Logical, tactical, and always observing. He seems to know all and see all within the base. "I doubt that the Autobots are foolish enough to abandon Cybertron. I find it highly logical that they have made a discovery on this distant world. We must acquire the information that will tell us exactly what that may be. For the Glory of Megatron."
Fracture (frak-cher) - Complete opposite of the typical Decepticon. Brave, Courageous, and trustworthy. She has earned the title of Lieutenant. "Lieutenant Fracture, Reporting. My contact has informed me that the Autobots have departed Cybertron and are enroute for a planet called by the locals, Earth. I humbly await your orders, Commander Shockwave."
Lockdown - Decepticon Assassin. Cool and “down to earth”, yet Cold hearted during missions. Focused and surprisingly forgiving.
Megatron - Decepticon Leader. Always plotting, always scheming. Just when the Autobots thwart one plan, he moves on to the next.
Blackout - Decepticon Reconnaissance as well as Medical Officer. Loyal, trustworthy, and honorable. Has some history with Ratchet. Despite being one of Megatron's most trusted allies, Blackout is not nearly as ruthless and maniacal as the majority of Decepticons.
Quickstrike - Gunslinger, “shoot first ask questions never”. Completely obsessed with destroying the “Stinkin Maxi’s”. "Let's get us some Stinkin Maxi's! WOO HOO!" "You bots better hightail it outta here, before I get ta blastin." "What in tarnation!"
Characters either making a short appearance in series or usually in the background:
Skyfire - Young, cool, and flyboy mentality. Wingblade’s right hand and advisor.
Skyfire - Young, cool, and flyboy mentality. Wingblade’s right hand and advisor.
Tracks - Cool, sly, and pre-Madonna. Always on Wingblade’s case because deep down he is actually jealous of his position.
Receptor - Master Engineer and specialist in everything else. He can do it all. He is calculating, cool, and logical.
Stratosphere - Massive Transformer and transport aircraft. One of the last surviving “Supremes”. Monotone and straightforward.
Ultra the 1st - Commander and Head Councilman. Eldest of the 3. Logical, honorable, and great leader.
Galvius the 2nd (gal-vee-us) - Commander and General. Strong, fierce, has a threatening demeanor, and only seeks to return Cybertron to glory.
Optimal the 3rd - Commander and Historian. Youngest of the 3. Charismatic, trustworthy, and is like the happy, fun uncle.
Aurianna (awr-ree-ahn-ah) - Optimal’s second. Respectful, wise, and former espionage operative. Also oversees the care of the young hatchlings (minibots). (I originally mis-stated that she was "Ultra's second" which is not true, my mistake.)
Drones - Robotic, non-sentient Transformers. They require a commander to issue orders, directives and protocols.
Nebulus (neb-yuh-lis) - Research and Development Officer. Logical, snobby, and applies science to everything.
Leo Prime - Maximal Leader. Brave, Courageous, and well respected. Loves organic planets such as Earth.
Dragotron (drah-go-tron) - Predacon Leader. Arrogant, sly, decisive, and quick witted. Respects Megatron but prefers to run his own operation.
Tarantulas - Espionage operative. True allegiance is unknown. Dragotron tolerates him because of his high results.
Longhaul - Constructicon Leader. Loud, arrogant, and brave. Cares for his teammates and often carries the younger bots around.
Demolishor - Clumsy, destructive, and evil to the core, but when working, he can be the exact opposite.
Rampage - Wouldn’t know up from down without someone to direct him. Dependent on others, but reliable once he is set on track.
Lugnut - Brute and definitely not the subtle type. Can’t keep a secret so no one really trusts him.
Lowdown - Decepticon Mercenary Leader. Leads but indecisive at times. Calm, humble, but ruthless when taking down targets.
Throwdown - Decepticon Mercenary. Expert of tracking and Intel. He is quiet, stoic, and very short with everyone.
Oilslick - Decepticon Mercenary. Young, arrogant, and sensitive about his appearance.
Bludgeon - Decepticon Mercenary. Brute, loves battle, and war veteran.