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The later part featuring Optimus Prime and Human Torch is a bonus scene of "Optimus Prime got prostate cancer", so he is listed in "Characters". About the Female Autobot in the ward, I think she just looks like Arcee, so I made her name italicized. --[[User:TX55|TX55]] 06:55, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
''Grimlock is an [[Autobot]] in [[Generation 1]] and a [[Maximal]] in the [[Beast Wars]] portion of the Generation 1 continuity.''
 
   
[[Image:Grimlockg1.jpg|right|thumb|Grimlock's drawing of himself.]]
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NO. We are NOT putting up articles for fucking Robot Chicken skits. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 07:05, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
   
'''Grimlock''' hates [[Optimus Prime (G1)|Optimus Prime]]. Optimus Prime is weak, friendly, and compassionate. Plus Prime's an intellectual, and Grimlock hates those types too, so much that he chooses to speak very poorly. Grimlock believes a leader should show his strength by attacking quickly and mercilessly. Optimus Prime will often reconsider or hesitate on a set of actions in the fear of possible casualties, both Transformer and [[human]] -- Grimlock sees this as cowardice. If Grimlock were in charge, he maintains, the war would have been over long ago.
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Okay, I got it. --[[User:TX55|TX55]] 07:07, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
 
Some Autobots wonder why Grimlock is even on their side. His disposition is much more suited towards the [[Decepticons]]. After all, he values power and strength over wisdom and compassion, and furthermore, he doesn't get along with any of the Autobots. (Especially [[Tracks (G1)|Tracks]].) It's been hypothesized that Grimlock just hates [[Megatron (G1)|Megatron]] more than he hates Optimus.
 
 
Grimlock is the leader of the [[Dinobot (G1)|Dinobot]]s, a small but very close team of misfits. It's been said that anyone who enters a battle with the Dinobots usually leaves it feet-first.
 
 
=Fiction=
 
===Marvel Comics Continuity===
 
===Animated Continuity===
 
'''Voice Actor:''' [[Greg Berger]] (US)
 
 
[[Image:Grimlockskywarp.jpg|right|thumb|Grimlock catches Skywarp in his jaws in "S.O.S. Dinobots."]]
 
 
When mysterious tremors shook the [[Ark|Autobot base]], [[Wheeljack (G1)|Wheeljack]]'s investigation revealed strange objects behind a rock wall. After removing the wall, the Autobots found a cave full of dinosaur bones. The Autobots decided the idea of dinosaurs was interesting and researched the prehistoric beasts. Wheeljack and [[Ratchet (G1)|Ratchet]] asked Optimus Prime if they could build robot dinosaurs, and Prime agreed this was a good idea. Grimlock, [[Slag (G1)|Slag]], and [[Sludge (G1)|Sludge]] were built and unveiled to the Autobots, but the Dinobots were dimwitted and violent, and they attacked their makers. Grimlock blasted [[Teletraan-I]] with his fire-breath, damaging it. Optimus Prime decreed that the Dinobots ''must be destroyed''. However, Wheeljack convinced him instead to lock them away, and the trio were herded back into the cave and buried alive.
 
 
Later, the Decepticons took over a hydroelectric plant, but when the Autobots arrived to stop them, the Autobots were defeated and captured. Wheeljack, Ratchet, and [[Bumblebee (G1)|Bumblebee]], left behind at Autobot base to finish repairing Teletraan-I, decided to go against Optimus' orders and release the Dinobots, but not before upgrading their brains to be smarter and more obedient. After the Dinobots are reactivated, Wheeljack asks them to save their friends. Grimlock says he will obey... this time. They successfully attack the Decepticons and free the imprisoned Autobots. Optimus forgives Wheeljack, Ratchet, and Bumblebee for disobeying his orders and welcomes the victorious Dinobots back to the Autobots.
 
 
After a meteor surging with unknown energies struck the Earth, Optimus ordered the three Dinobots to guard it. He was so pleased with the Dinobots he asked Ratchet and Wheeljack to build two more. Meanwhile, Megatron was frustrated at the Dinobots' success, and sent [[Soundwave (G1)|Soundwave]] to probe them for potential weaknesses. Reading the Dinobots' minds, he discovered that Grimlock was arrogant and believed he would make a better leader than the weak Optimus Prime. Megatron decided to use this to his advantage, and approached them himself. He played to Grimlock's jealousy and agreed with him that the strongest should be leader. The Dinobots declared Optimus Prime their enemy.
 
 
[[Image:Grimlockapologize.jpg|left|thumb|Grimlock decides Optimus Prime isn't so bad.]]
 
 
Realizing the meteorite was due to explode, Optimus left to warn the Dinobots, but they attacked him. But instead of destroying him completely, Grimlock carried him to the Decepticons, who had stolen the meteorite during the battle. Megatron was angry that Optimus Prime was not destroyed, and Starscream suggested that despite Grimlock's arrogance, inside he was still compassionate. This enraged Grimlock. They were interrupted by the two new Dinobots, [[Snarl (G1)|Snarl]] and [[Swoop (G1)|Swoop]], whom Megatron ordered the original three Dinobots to attack. At the climax of the battle, the meteorite exploded, but Optimus Prime pushed Grimlock out of the way, saving him. Grimlock realized the error of his ways and the Dinobots forced the Decepticons into retreat. Grimlock apologized for his jealousy.
 
 
The Decepticons joined forces with [[Sub-Atlantica]] and staged a full-scale attack on [[Washington, D.C.]]. The Autobots were overwhelmed, forcing Wheeljack to call for the Dinobots' assistance. Grimlock expressed his frustration at being called whenever the Autobots were in over their heads. With their help, the Autobots were able to overturn the Decepticons' advance and plunge the city of Sub-Atlantica, burning, into the sea. This pattern of the Autobots' dependence on the Dinobots repeated when the artificial intelligence [[TORQ III]] turned machines against mankind. With every piece of help he and his troops gave, Grimlock was never slow to add a scathing remark about the inabilities of the Autobots. That said, he was not unwilling to admit the failings of his own troops, either, and willingly took them to the time-displaced "Dinobot Island," where they trained in the wilderness and helped stop a Decepticon raid on the prehistoric paradise.
 
 
The final straw for Grimlock came when he and the Dinobots were injured in a Decepticon trap at an airfield. Enraged, Grimlock refused to take orders from Optimus Prime any more, and led the Dinobots away from the Ark. When the Autobots began to suffer from Cybertonium deficiency, Spike Witwicky and his girlfriend Carly attempted to persuade the Dinobots - who continued to function perfectly, as they had been built on Earth without Cybertonium - to steal some of the mineral from a Decepticon shipment coming in from Cybertron. Grimlock instead opted to lead the Dinobots to Cybertron itself, where they were captured by [[Shockwave (G1)|Shockwave]] and put to work in the Cybertonium mines, until Spike and Carly rescued them. Brought back to Earth, the Dinobots agreed to follow Prime's order again - until such time as Grimlock didn't feel like it.
 
 
By the Earth year 2005, it seemed apparent that Grimlock had undergone some degree of a personality change, becoming more childish and petulant, rather than brutish and stubborn. Throughtout 2006, he regularly participated in missions with his fellow Autobots rather than the other Dinobots, battling on the planets of [[Chaar]], Goo, Dredd and Eurythma. He and [[Daniel Witwicky]] were transported to the sorcerous other-dimensional realm of Menonia, where Grimlock was duped into fighting on the side of the tyrannical [[Quintesson]], the Red Wizard, and later, he helped to sniff out the "dinosaur transform static" that implicated [[Trypticon]] in the theft of world monuments. Later in the year, when Decepticon leader [[Galvatron]] had Cybertron infused with function-inverting anti-electrons, a dose of the particles gave Grimlock super-intelligence. During a mission to [[Unicron]]'s disembodied head, where the Autobots were outmatched by the new Decepticon [[Terrorcons]], Grimlock used components of Unicron's head to construct the [[Technobots]] to battle them. Combined as Computron, the Technobots felt they could not match the Terrorcons, until Grimlock transferred his super-intelligence into Computron, reverting to his old self and allowing the Technobots to claim victory.
 
 
Grimlock's greatest victory came when he and a large number of other Transformers with animal transformations were summoned to a world at the centre of the galaxy by the ex-assistant of the ancient genius, [[Primacron]], creator of Unicron. The assistant had assembled these "Primitive" Transformers in the hope that their simple instincts could defeat Primacron's newest creation, [[Tornedron]], but one by one they fell to him, with Grimlock apparently crushed under [[Trypticon]]. Grimlock survived, however, and followed Tornedron back to Primacron's lab. When Tornedron turned on his master, like his predecessor, Primacron's complicated plans and equations could not find a way to stop him; Grimlock, on the other hand, randomly flicked a switch which reversed Tornedron's energy polarity, undoing the damage he and done and dissipating. Dancing around over his successful saving of the universe, Grimlock decimated Primacron's lab, dubbing it the smartest thing he'd ever done
 
 
===Dreamwave Continuity===
 
===Beast Wars===
 
===Universe===
 
 
=Toys=
 
===Generation 1===
 
[[Image:Grimlockg185toy.jpg|right|thumb]]* '''Grimlock'''
 
:Grimlock's toy was originally part of [[Takara]]'s [[Diaclone]] [[Dinosaur Robo]] series. When [[Hasbro]] imported the toy in 1985 for the Transformers line, the blue crotch was changed to red and the Diaclone driver mini-figure was dropped.
 
:The original Grimlock changes from a robot into a robotic dinosaur and comes with a sword, a gun, and a rocket launcher with three rockets.
 
* '''Grimlock''' (Classic Pretender)
 
* '''Grimlock''' (Legends)
 
* '''Grimlock''' (Action Master)
 
 
===Generation 2===
 
* '''Grimlock'''
 
:''Grimlock outranked Optimus Prime in the G2 toyline! (Prime had a rank of 9.)''
 
===Beast Wars===
 
* '''Grimlock'''
 
: Beast Wars Grimlock is a [[redeco]] of [[Dinobot (BW)|Dinobot]] in gray and gold with black stripes. His tail becomes a sword and a rotate-blade.
 
 
===Beast Machines===
 
:[[T-Wrecks (BM)|T-Wrecks]] may have been intended to be a new form for Grimlock, based on the references in his tech spec bio to his Beast Wars "Attack Specialist" function and other hints. T-Wrecks' appearances in the Universe: The Wreckers comics seems to suggest he is a new character.
 
 
===Universe===
 
:The [[Grimlock (UT)|Grimlock]] toy released in Energon was originally created by Hasbro for release as a special new-mold addition for the Universe toyline and was intended to represent Generation 1 Grimlock. However, it wasn't and it didn't.
 
 
=External Links=
 
[http://www.tfu.info/1985/Autobot/Grimlock/grimlock.htm Grimlock at TFU.info]
 
 
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[[Category: Beast Wars]]
 
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Revision as of 07:08, September 13, 2007

The later part featuring Optimus Prime and Human Torch is a bonus scene of "Optimus Prime got prostate cancer", so he is listed in "Characters". About the Female Autobot in the ward, I think she just looks like Arcee, so I made her name italicized. --TX55 06:55, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

NO. We are NOT putting up articles for fucking Robot Chicken skits. --M Sipher 07:05, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I got it. --TX55 07:07, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

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