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'''Writers:''' [[Greg Johnson]]
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When on [[Earth]], a [[Transformer]] typically finds a wide variety of [[human]] vehicles matching their general body plan and size available to adopt as a disguise mode. Although there are many thousands of options available, certain specific models of vehicle, however, are very popular disguises, seeing repeated use across multiple individuals and [[continuity|continuities]].
   
'''Summary:''' A virus, courtesy of [[Scorponok (BW)|Scorponok]] turns [[Optimus Primal (BW)|Optimus]] into an overly aggressive fighting machine.
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'''Teletraan-1: The Transformers Wiki''' has certain requirements for a vehicle model to be listed here. There must be at least '''three unique toy molds''' (or in-fiction appearances, in the case of non-toy bodies/characters) that share the model. There must also be at least '''one unique character per mold''': [[Bumblebee (G1)|Generation 1 Bumblebee]] has four unique molds as a Volkswagen Beetle, but the only other characters who also become Beetles are all [[redeco]]s of the first toy. Certain models are "lumped" together, such as the case for the Mazda RX car series, which includes the RX-7 and RX-8 types. This also, of course, takes into account the various fudging of the designs that are done in order to get a robot mode out of the toy, as well as avoid having to pay a licensing fee to the actual manufacturers (in most instances).
   
'''Major Characters (in order of appearance):''' [[Optimus Primal (BW)|Optimus]], [[Dinobot (BW)|Dinobot]], [[Scorponok (BW)|Scorponok]]
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Each mold is listed on its own line, with all different-character decoes/[[retool]]s on the same line. The list is organized in chronological order of toy release.
   
'''Minor Characters (in order of appearance):''' [[Cheetor]]
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This policy is in place mainly due to the rampant use of redecoes as new characters, and is a little out of line with the phenomenon being explored... after all, isn't it kinda weird that out of all the myriad types of fighter jet there are in the world, that the Dassault Rafale in specific seems to pop up so often across soooooo many jet-form toy-characters?
   
   
'''Original Air Date:''' October 14, 1996
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:''See also'': [[Popular alternate modes (beasts)]], [[General Motors]]
   
==Summary==
 
While out on a specimen gathering mission, Optimus Primal and Dinobot are ambushed by Scorponok, who manages to implant a Cyber Bee onto Optimus' chest before being driven away. Back at base, it's learned that the Bee contains a viral mine designed by Scorponok to infect Optimus' core systems and humble his personality, making him too cowardly to adequately lead. Because the mine has infected all of Primal's core systems, removing the Bee is impossible without killing the Maximal commander, and doing so would trigger a self-destruct in the Bee that would destroy everything within a given radius, regardless.
 
   
However, when the mine is fully activated, it ends up having the opposite effect on Primal, turning him into a crazed berserker. Obviously, Scorponok's 'notorious incompetence' has caused the Predacons' plan to backfire. Still, in his current state, Primal is now a danger to himself and his teammates, and is still at risk of perishing under the system drain of the mine, forcing the Maximals to confine him while they debate over what to do next, knowing that Scorponok would have the antivirus for the mine but unsure of how to acquire it. With what little bit of clarity he has left, Optimus convinces Cheetor that they could use the mine against the Preds, taking advantage of their lack of knowledge of the mine's malfunction to launch a surprise assault to force the Preds into relinquishing the antivirus, but when brought to the rest of the crew, his plan is shot down as being far too risky and dangerous to attempt, prompting Optimus to strike out on his own.
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==Cars and trucks==
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===Baja buggy===
   
Their options running short, Dinobot ironically suggests they 'think like the old Optimus' and suggests negotiating with the Predacons for the cure, but their attempt only serves to give the Predacons advanced warning of Optimus' new state and his oncoming assault. Now with the Preds on full alert and with no other course of action to take, the Maximals begrudgingly follow Optimus to the Darksyde to give him covering fire in his one-ape assault. Meanwhile, Optimus manages to thrash through all of the Darksyde crew before confronting Megatron, who teasingly dangles the cure in front of his nose while giving an ultimatum: submit to him and live, or stay defiant and die from the mine. Optimus, inspired by a plant specimen from the mission at the beginning of the episode, chooses a third option, and rips the Bee from his chest, activating its self-destruct while tossing it onto Megatron, who is forced to drop the antivirus and flee to Scorponok for help. Fortunately for Primal, the cavalry manages to arrive just in time for Cheetor to grab the cure and administrate it to the Maximal leader before his spark gives out, and the Cyber Bee blows. With the crisis averted, the Maximals return to the Axalon to nurse their commander back to health.
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* [[Joyride]] / [[Ranger]]
   
==Notes==
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* [[Fizzle]] / [[Wildspark]] / [[Blaze]]
===Technical/Animation Glitches===
 
*Glitch
 
   
===Continuity Errors===
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* [[Ruckus]]
*Error
 
   
===Transformers References===
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* [[Blacker]] / [[Gripper]]
*This episode has the first reference to a [[Spark]] in any Transformer animated continuity.
 
   
===Real-World References===
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* [[Jarugar]] / [[Rescue Force buggy]]
*Reference
 
   
==External Links==
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* [[Roller Force]]
*Link
 
   
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* [[Aquafend]] / [[Jetstorm (Decepticon)|''G2'' Jetstorm]]
[[Category:Beast Wars episodes]]
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[[Category: MSTF]]
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:''('''Note''': While admittedly "Baja buggy" is a little vague and the exact model -if there is one- has not been determined, these examples all seem to follow a pretty uniform shape.)''
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===Chevy Camaro===
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* [[Windbreaker]] / [[Carzap]] - Z28 (third generation)
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* [[Side Swipe (RID)|''RID'' Side Swipe]] / [[Bluestreak|G1 Bluestreak (''Universe'')]] - fourth generation
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* [[Bumblebee (Movie)|Movie Bumblebee]] - 1976 (second generation)
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* Movie Bumblebee - 2009 (fifth generation)
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===Chevy Corvette===
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* [[Tracks]] / [[Road Rage]] - C3
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* [[Freeway]] - C4
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* [[Motorhead]] - C4
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* [[Skram]] - C3 hot rod
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* Tracks (''[[Alternators]]'') / [[Ravage|Ravage (1st ''Alternators'' body)]] / [[Swerve (G1)|G1 Swerve (''Alternators'')]] - C5 Z06
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===Corvette Indy===
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* [[Detour]] / [[Deadhour]]
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* [[Speeder]]
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* [[Aquablast]]
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===Dodge Viper (Chrysler)===
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* [[Side Burn (RID)|''RID'' Side Burn]] / [[Roulette]] / [[Shadow Striker]]
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* ''RID'' Side Burn ([[Spy Changer]]) / [[Jazz (G1)#Universe|G1 Jazz (''Universe'')]]
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* [[Sideswipe (G1)#Alternators|G1 Sideswipe (''Alternators'')]] / [[Dead End (G1)#Alternators|Dead End (''Alternators'')]] / [[Sunstreaker#Alternators/Binaltech Asterisk|Sunstreaker (''Alternators'')]]
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* [[Hot Rod]] ([[IDW]] comic, non-toy appearance)
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===Ford Mustang===
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* [[Trip-Up]] - First Generation (1960s) hot rod)
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* [[Grimlock (G1)#Alternators|G1 Grimlock (''Alternators'')]] / [[Wheeljack (G1)#Alternators|G1 Wheeljack (''Alternators'')]] - Fifth Generation (2005)
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* [[Barricade (Movie)|Movie Barricade]] - Fifth Generation (Saleen S281)
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===Lamborghini Countach===
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* [[Sideswipe (G1)|G1 Sideswipe]] / [[Red Alert (G1)|G1 Red Alert]] / [[Clamp Down]] / [[Deep Cover]] / [[Tigertrack]] - LP500S
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* [[Sunstreaker]] - LP500S
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* [[Breakdown|G1 Breakdown]] - LP500S
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* [[Free Wheeler]] / [[Deadwheeler]] - LP500 Quattrovalvole
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* [[Laster]] / [[Flame (Motorvator)|Motorvator Flame]] - 25th Anniversary
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===Lamborghini Diablo===
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* [[Neo-Wheel]] / [[Hot Spot (Universe)|''Universe'' Hot Spot]]
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* [[Firecracker]] / [[Optimus_Prime_%28G1%29_toys#Generation_2|G1 Optimus Prime (Go-Bot)]] / [[Sideswipe (G1)#Generation_2_2|G1 Sideswipe (Go-Bot)]] / [[R.E.V.]]
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* [[Flash (G1)|Flash]] / [[Spin Road]]
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* [[Prowl (RID)|''RID'' Prowl]] / [[Inferno (Universe Autobot)|''Universe'' Inferno]] / [[Sideswipe (G1)#Universe|G1 Sideswipe (''Universe'')]] / [[Sunstreaker#Universe|Sunstreaker (''Universe'')]]
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* [[Sparkplug (Armada)|''Armada'' Sparkplug]] / [[Drop-Test]] / [[Atlas]]
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===Mazda RX===
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* [[Camshaft]] - RX-7FC3S
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* [[Mini-spy]] Mazda - RX-7FC3S
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* [[Getaway]] / [[Lightfoot]] - RX-7FC3S
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* [[Siren]] / [[Shūta Gō|Goshooter]] - RX-7FC3S
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* [[Jazz (G1)#Alternators|G1 Jazz (''Alternators'')]] / [[Zoom-Zoom]] / [[Shockwave (G1)#Alternators|G1 Shockwave (''Alternators'')]] / [[Autrooper]] - RX-8
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===Pontiac Firebird Trans Am===
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* [[Windcharger (G1)|Windcharger]] / [[Camaro]] / [[Tailgate]] / [[Rook (Universe)|''Universe'' Rook]] - Third Generation
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* [[Runamuck (G1)|Runamuck]] - Third Generation
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* [[Roadhandler]] / [[Gunrunner (Micromaster)|Gunrunner]] - Third Generation
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===Porsche 928S===
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* [[Mini-spy]] Porsche
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* [[Dead End (G1)|G1 Dead End]]
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* [[Sonic]]
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{{-}}
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===Porsche 959===
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* [[Nightbeat (G1)|G1 Nightbeat]] / [[Minerva]]
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* [[Skystalker]] / [[Rabbicrater]] / [[Metrobomb]]
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* [[Blowout]] / [[Megatron (G1)|G1 Megatron (Go-Bot)]] / [[Frenzy (G1)#Generation_2|G1 Frenzy (Go-Bot)]] / [[Hot Shot (RID)|''RID'' Hot Shot]]
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===Porsche 962===
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* [[Backstreet]]
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* [[Tailspin]]
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* [[Daytonus]] / [[Wheeljack (G1)#Universe|G1 Wheeljack (''Universe'')]]
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==Military aircraft==
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===A-10 Thunderbolt II===
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* [[Powerglide]] / [[Bad Boy]]
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* [[Tailwind]] / [[Windrim]] / [[Hot House]]
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* [[Sky Shadow (Energon)|''Energon'' Sky Shadow]] / [[Terradive (Energon)|''Energon'' Terradive]] / [[Skyfall (Cybertron)|''Cybertron'' Skyfall]]
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* [[Steel Wind]]
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:''('''Note''': In the [[Devil's Due]] [[G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers]] comic series, [[Skywarp (G1)|Skywarp]], [[Thundercracker (G1)|Thundercracker]], and an unidentifed "conehead" transform into [[Cobra]] Rattlers, which are heavily-modified versions of the A-10.)''
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===AH-64 Apache copter===
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* [[Battletrap]]
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* [[Spinister]]
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* [[Tracer (Decepticon)|Decepticon Tracer]] / [[Tracer (Battlestars)|''Battlestars'' Tracer]]
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* [[Chain Gun]] / [[Ro-Tor (Universe)|''Universe'' Ro-Tor]]
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* [[Powerdive]]
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* [[Blackout (Combiner)|''Energon'' Blackout]] / [[Stormcloud (Energon)|''Energon'' Stormcloud]]
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* [[Divebomb (Classics)|''Classics'' Divebomb]] / [[Torque Gain]]
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===B-1B Lancer===
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* [[Windsweeper]]
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* [[Blackout (G1)|G1 Blackout]] & [[Spaceshot]] (the two robots combine to form a single vehicle)
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* [[Missile Run]] / [[Air Raid (Universe)|''Universe'' Air Raid]]
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{{-}}
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===Dassault Rafale===
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* [[Storm Cloud (G1)|G1 Storm Cloud]] / [[Skyhopper]]
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* [[Hellbat]]
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* [[Skywarp_%28G1%29#Machine_Wars|G1 Skywarp (''Machine Wars'')]] / [[Thundercracker_%28G1%29#Machine_Wars|G1 Thundercracker (''Machine Wars'')]] / [[Dirge (BWII)|''BWII'' Dirge]] / [[Skyfire (RID)|''RID'' Skyfire]] / [[Wing Stun]]
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* [[Ramjet (Armada)|''Armada'' Ramjet]]
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{{-}}
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===F-117A Nighthawk===
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* [[Falcon (Predator)|Predator Falcon]] / [[Shadow Jet]]
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* [[Skyjack]] / [[Air Raid (G1)|G1 Air Raid (Cyberjet/''Universe'')]] / [[Aero Raid]] / [[Delta Seeker]]
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* [[Wind Sheer (Armada)|''Armada'' Wind Sheer]]
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{{-}}
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===F-15 Eagle===
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* [[Starscream (G1)|G1 Starscream]] / [[Skywarp (G1)|G1 Skywarp]] / [[Thundercracker (G1)|G1 Thundercracker]] / [[Sunstorm (G1)|G1 Sunstorm]]
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* [[Air Raid (G1)|G1 Air Raid]]
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* [[Talon]]
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===F-16 Fighting Falcon===
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* [[Skydive (G1)|G1 Skydive]]
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* [[Dreadwind (G1)|G1 Dreadwind]] / [[Hydra and Buster|Buster]]
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* [[Needlenose]] - F-16XL
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* [[Falcon (Micromaster)|Micromaster Falcon]]
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* [[Windrazor (G2)|''G2'' Windrazor]]
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===F-22 Raptor===
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* [[Fearswoop]]
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* [[Hooligan (G2)|Hooligan]] / [[Jetfire (G1)#Generation_2|G1 Jetfire (Cyberjet)]] / [[R-Blade]] / [[Wind Sheer (Universe)|''Universe'' Wind Sheer]] / [[Ricochet (Timelines)|''Timelines'' Ricochet]] - Navalized ATF
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* [[Megatron (G1)|G1 Megatron (''Machine Wars'')]] / [[Megaplex#Machine_Wars|Megaplex]] / [[Thrust (BWII)|''BWII'' Thrust]] / [[Wind Sheer (RID)|''RID'' Wind Sheer]] / [[Air Hunter]]
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* [[Skywarp_%28G1%29#IDW_comics_continuity|G1 Skywarp]] / [[Starscream_%28G1%29#IDW_comics_continuity|G1 Starscream]] / [[Thundercracker_%28G1%29#IDW_comics_continuity|G1 Thundercracker]] (IDW continuity, non-toy appearances)
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* [[Starscream (Movie)|Movie Starscream]] / [[Thundercracker (Movie)|Movie Thundercracker]]
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==Military tanks==
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===M-1 Abrams===
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* [[Bombshock (Autobot)|''Battlestars'' Bombshock]] / [[Bombshock (Decepticon)|Decepticon Bombshock]]
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* [[Megatron (G1)|G1 Megatron (first G2 body, Hero, ''Robot Masters'')]] / [[Bludgeon (RID)|''RID'' Bludgeon]]
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[[Category: Toys]]

Revision as of 23:03, August 20, 2007

When on Earth, a Transformer typically finds a wide variety of human vehicles matching their general body plan and size available to adopt as a disguise mode. Although there are many thousands of options available, certain specific models of vehicle, however, are very popular disguises, seeing repeated use across multiple individuals and continuities.

Teletraan-1: The Transformers Wiki has certain requirements for a vehicle model to be listed here. There must be at least three unique toy molds (or in-fiction appearances, in the case of non-toy bodies/characters) that share the model. There must also be at least one unique character per mold: Generation 1 Bumblebee has four unique molds as a Volkswagen Beetle, but the only other characters who also become Beetles are all redecos of the first toy. Certain models are "lumped" together, such as the case for the Mazda RX car series, which includes the RX-7 and RX-8 types. This also, of course, takes into account the various fudging of the designs that are done in order to get a robot mode out of the toy, as well as avoid having to pay a licensing fee to the actual manufacturers (in most instances).

Each mold is listed on its own line, with all different-character decoes/retools on the same line. The list is organized in chronological order of toy release.

This policy is in place mainly due to the rampant use of redecoes as new characters, and is a little out of line with the phenomenon being explored... after all, isn't it kinda weird that out of all the myriad types of fighter jet there are in the world, that the Dassault Rafale in specific seems to pop up so often across soooooo many jet-form toy-characters?


See also: Popular alternate modes (beasts), General Motors


Cars and trucks

Baja buggy

(Note: While admittedly "Baja buggy" is a little vague and the exact model -if there is one- has not been determined, these examples all seem to follow a pretty uniform shape.)

Chevy Camaro

  • Movie Bumblebee - 2009 (fifth generation)

Chevy Corvette

Corvette Indy

Dodge Viper (Chrysler)

Ford Mustang

  • Trip-Up - First Generation (1960s) hot rod)

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Diablo

Mazda RX

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Porsche 928S

Porsche 959

Porsche 962

Military aircraft

A-10 Thunderbolt II

(Note: In the Devil's Due G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers comic series, Skywarp, Thundercracker, and an unidentifed "conehead" transform into Cobra Rattlers, which are heavily-modified versions of the A-10.)

AH-64 Apache copter

B-1B Lancer

Dassault Rafale

F-117A Nighthawk

F-15 Eagle

F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-22 Raptor

Military tanks

M-1 Abrams

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