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''Wheelie is an [[Autobot]], you see, in the [[Generation 1]] continuity.''
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''Rattrap is a [[Maximal]] in the [[Beast Era]] portion of the [[Generation 1]] continuity.''
   
[[Image:Wheelieg1.jpg|right|thumb|250px|"You give me sass, I kick your ass."]]
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[[Image:Rattrapbw.jpg|right|thumb|250px|"We're all gonna die."]]
   
'''Wheelie''', so small, is an Autobot child. But when stakes are high, he gets mean and wild! He carries a slingshot that shoots hurtful things; they'll hit your nose (the projectile, it stings). He has a speech pattern that ends in like sounds. It's just his deal, like [[Warpath (G1)|Warpath]]'s "Bam! Zounds!"
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It's not so much that '''Rattrap''' is a coward... he just doesn't want to die. He's seen enough battles to know the score, so he's not afraid to tell his commanding officer to shove it if he's not fond of the odds. He prefers to sneak around unseen, in gutters or trenches or trash barges or what have you -- whatever keeps him out of harm's way. He shouldn't be so worried. When he does encounter conflict, he deals with it masterfully with the arsenal of guns and bombs he keeps on himself at all times. He feels naked without them.
   
Some think he's annoying and wish he would die. His answer to that? Here's death in your eye.
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It's hard to like Rattrap, especially if you're his commanding officer. He's sarcastic, irreverent, and rude. Plus he smells. He's also not the most trusting or forgiving sort, so he's not the best choice to take on a diplomatic run. He'd sooner shoot a [[Predacon]] or [[Decepticon]] than talk to him.
   
   
''French-Canadian name:'' '''Tourbillo'''
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''Japanese name:'' '''Rattle'''<br>
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''French name:'' '''Rattrap'''
   
   
 
==Fiction==
 
==Fiction==
 
===Animated continuity===
 
===Animated continuity===
Voice actor: [[Frank Welker]] (US), [[Kazue Komiya]] (Japan)
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====Timelines====
   
His spaceship, it crashed and turned into ash. But Wheelie not scared; he climbed out of there. The planet [[Quintessa]] he's on, but now his friends are all gone. He stays alive. The fierce survive.
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====''Beast Wars''====
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'''Voice actor:''' [[Scott McNeil]] (US), [[Katsuhei Yamaguchi]] (Japan)
   
Wheelie journeyed from [[Cybertron (planet)|Cybertron]] to [[Earth]], protecting a cog for all he is worth. [[Galvatron (G1)|Galvatron]] destroyed his ship, sent him and [[Blurr (G1)|Blurr]] flying through space, but Wheelie not scared, shot a [[Sweep]] in the face! Stranded on Io, rescued by [[Marissa Faireborn|human chick]], [[lipole|bomb-bats]] destroy her ship, [[Sky Lynx (G1)|Sky Lynx'll]] do the trick! Transformation cog delivered, [[Metroplex (G1)|Metroplex]] is alive, 'Plex fights a dinosaur, [[Trypticon (G1)|Trypticon]] takes a dive!
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Rattrap was a crewmember of the exploration ship [[Axalon (BW)|''Axalon'']] when captain [[Optimus Primal (BW)|Optimus Primal]] got word that the [[Predacon (BW)|Predacon]] criminal [[Megatron (BW)|Megatron]] had stolen the [[Golden Disk]] and a [[Darkside|ship]] with [[transwarp]] capabilities. The ''Axalon'' was the closest vessel that also possessed a transwarp drive, so Rattrap's ship was sent to engage them. After following the Predacons through a transwarp portal and appearing above a mysterious planet, both ships were damaged in the ensuing space battle, and before both ships crashed into the planet's surface below, the [[stasis pod]]s carrying the rest of Rattrap's crew were ejected into orbit.
   
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The planet was rich with [[energon]] -- so much so that prolonged exposure would short out their bodies, so the Maximals and Predacons were forced to take organic forms from the local creatures. Rattrap took the form of a rat. Rattrap was annoyed to be on an unknown planet with a young, experienced captain, and so he continually second-guessed Optimus Primal's command decisions. This made him few friends. Rattrap especially disliked Primal's decision to allow the Predacon [[Dinobot (BW)|Dinobot]] to join their team. Rattrap distrusted Dinobot and insulted him at every turn. Dinobot wantonly returned in kind, dressing down the "vermin."
   
[[Image:Wheelie-hm.jpg|left|thumb|"It's too late for apologies!"]]
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====''Beast Machines''====
===Headmasters===
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Voice actor: [[Scott McNeil]] (US), [[Katsuhei Yamaguchi]] (Japan)
'''Voice actor:''' [[Kazue Komiya]] (Japan)
 
   
Wheelie was too busy being a petulant teenager to rhyme.
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====''Universe''====
   
At one point, he got drunk at a party while [[Hardhead (G1)|Hardhead]] sang karaokee and [[Chromedome (G1)|Chromedome]] danced with [[Arcee (G1)|Arcee]].
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===Beast Wars Metals manga===
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[[Image:11rattrap.GIF|thumb|This is why Japan shouldn't touch the fiction.]]
   
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''(Note: though it picks up after the first season, the Beast Wars Metals manga is '''not''' in-continuity with the television series.)''
   
===Marvel Comics continuity===
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While Rattrap retained much of his sarcastic, obnoxious-nature in the Japanese dub of the TV series, he was played quite a bit younger or more childishly irritating.
   
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To piggy-back on the popularity of the ''Pokemon'' phenomenon of the late '90s, or perhaps just to parody it, Rattrap's beast mode was redesigned into a carbon-copy of ''Pikachu'' for the Beast Wars Metals manga. While many characters received "humorous" redesigns for the manga, Rattrap's remains the most reviled.
   
===Headmasters Manga===
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===Beast Wars Transmetals games===
   
===Dreamwave Comics continuity===
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===''Legends'' anthology===
[[Image:Wheeliedw.jpg|right|thumb|Wheelie is feral! Let's hope he's sterile.]]
 
[[Shockwave (G1)|Shockwave]] promised peace to all, but for that ruse Wheelie won't fall. He joined a team, he had a [[Gnaw (G1)|pet]]; they'll unveil Shockwave's evil threat.
 
 
[[Optimus Prime (G1)|Prime]] joins their side, but he's a brute, so tiny Wheelie bites his boot.
 
 
Many fans cried for the status quo, but Dreamwave decided 'twould not be so: When introduced this time, Wheelie did nae speak in rhyme!
 
 
===Universe: The Wreckers Comics===
 
[[Image:Wheeliewreckers.jpg|left|thumb|For only Daniel [[Arcee (G1)|she]] cried, but Wheelie also died!]]
 
Many [[Nightbird]]s they fight; they attack left and right! [[Doctor Fujiyama the Famous Scientist|Fujiyama]] in tow, so the Autobots must go! But [[Daniel Witwicky|Daniel]] and he have no room to flee. Wheelie is harmed, a blast in the back! Daniel's bombs are now armed; kamikaze attack. "Through all our lives, I've been your friend. But now it's time for this to end."
 
 
===3H Universe Comics===
 
Is it just me or alternate Wheelie? Fight inside [[Unicron]] and release [[energon]]! Trapped in a cage until the end of the age? Now bars are released, thanks to [[Trailbreaker (G1)|truck]] and a [[Silverbolt (BW) (Fuzor)|beast]]. Now Wheelie is free to fight and to flee!
 
   
   
 
==Toys==
 
==Toys==
===Generation 1===
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===Beast Wars===
*'''Wheelie''' (Mini Vehicle, 1986/2005)
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* '''Rattrap''' (basic)
: '''C-80''' is his ''Japanese ID number'', stuck right between [[Wreck-Gar (G1)|Wreck-Gar]] and [[Blurr (G1)|Blurr]], what a bummer.
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: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''C-05'''
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* '''Rattrap''' (Transmetal)
: Wheelie transforms along Cybertronic vehicular norms. The fans' fancy he tickles as the only new mold among the third-year [[Mini Vehicles]]. He was reissued in a Japanese "bookbox" set, with [[Targetmaster]] [[Kup (G1)|Kup]] in 2005; on that you can bet.
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: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''C-43'''
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* '''Rattrap''' (Wal-Mart Transmetal redeco)
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* '''Rattrap''' (Tenth Anniversary)
   
: This mold was [[redeco]]ed much later on, into an old friend of Prime's who was named [[Dion (G1)|Dion]].
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===Beast Machines===
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* '''Rattrap'''
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: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''BR-03'''
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* '''Rattrap''' (Happy Meal)
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===Timelines===
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* '''Rattrap'''
   
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[http://www.tfu.info/1986/Autobot/Wheelie/wheelie.htm Wheelie at TFU.info]
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* [http://www.tfu.info/1996/Maximal/Rattrap/rattrap.htm Rattrap at TFU.info]
   
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Revision as of 00:39, July 12, 2006

Rattrap is a Maximal in the Beast Era portion of the Generation 1 continuity.

File:Rattrapbw.jpg

It's not so much that Rattrap is a coward... he just doesn't want to die. He's seen enough battles to know the score, so he's not afraid to tell his commanding officer to shove it if he's not fond of the odds. He prefers to sneak around unseen, in gutters or trenches or trash barges or what have you -- whatever keeps him out of harm's way. He shouldn't be so worried. When he does encounter conflict, he deals with it masterfully with the arsenal of guns and bombs he keeps on himself at all times. He feels naked without them.

It's hard to like Rattrap, especially if you're his commanding officer. He's sarcastic, irreverent, and rude. Plus he smells. He's also not the most trusting or forgiving sort, so he's not the best choice to take on a diplomatic run. He'd sooner shoot a Predacon or Decepticon than talk to him.


Japanese name: Rattle
French name: Rattrap


Fiction

Animated continuity

Timelines

Beast Wars

Voice actor: Scott McNeil (US), Katsuhei Yamaguchi (Japan)

Rattrap was a crewmember of the exploration ship Axalon when captain Optimus Primal got word that the Predacon criminal Megatron had stolen the Golden Disk and a ship with transwarp capabilities. The Axalon was the closest vessel that also possessed a transwarp drive, so Rattrap's ship was sent to engage them. After following the Predacons through a transwarp portal and appearing above a mysterious planet, both ships were damaged in the ensuing space battle, and before both ships crashed into the planet's surface below, the stasis pods carrying the rest of Rattrap's crew were ejected into orbit.

The planet was rich with energon -- so much so that prolonged exposure would short out their bodies, so the Maximals and Predacons were forced to take organic forms from the local creatures. Rattrap took the form of a rat. Rattrap was annoyed to be on an unknown planet with a young, experienced captain, and so he continually second-guessed Optimus Primal's command decisions. This made him few friends. Rattrap especially disliked Primal's decision to allow the Predacon Dinobot to join their team. Rattrap distrusted Dinobot and insulted him at every turn. Dinobot wantonly returned in kind, dressing down the "vermin."

Beast Machines

Voice actor: Scott McNeil (US), Katsuhei Yamaguchi (Japan)

Universe

Beast Wars Metals manga

11rattrap

This is why Japan shouldn't touch the fiction.

(Note: though it picks up after the first season, the Beast Wars Metals manga is not in-continuity with the television series.)

While Rattrap retained much of his sarcastic, obnoxious-nature in the Japanese dub of the TV series, he was played quite a bit younger or more childishly irritating.

To piggy-back on the popularity of the Pokemon phenomenon of the late '90s, or perhaps just to parody it, Rattrap's beast mode was redesigned into a carbon-copy of Pikachu for the Beast Wars Metals manga. While many characters received "humorous" redesigns for the manga, Rattrap's remains the most reviled.

Beast Wars Transmetals games

Legends anthology

Toys

Beast Wars

  • Rattrap (basic)
Japanese ID number: C-05
  • Rattrap (Transmetal)
Japanese ID number: C-43
  • Rattrap (Wal-Mart Transmetal redeco)
  • Rattrap (Tenth Anniversary)

Beast Machines

  • Rattrap
Japanese ID number: BR-03
  • Rattrap (Happy Meal)

Timelines

  • Rattrap


External Links


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