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The name or term Oracle refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Oracle (disambiguation).

The Oracle is a mysterious being from the Generation One continuity family. It is also known as Primacron's assistant.

Voice Actor: Gregg Berger (English)
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Primacron's assistant was a lava lamp?

The Oracle was once the assistant of Primacron, an ageless creature of magnificent intellect. Primacron built the Oracle to help him create life, but the Oracle's corporeal existence was cut short after the birth of Unicron.


Originally an ape-like robotic creature, the Oracle was badly damaged when Unicron attacked Primacron. His essence fled to a dead world at the center of the universe, where it resided for millions of years.

In 2006, when Primacron created a new universe-destroying monster, Tornedron, the Oracle telepathically summoned the "Primitives", all of the animal and monster Transformers from both the Autobot and Decepticon factions, to his world. There, appearing to them only as iridescent energy within a subterranean cave, he explained his hope that the Primitives' simple instincts could defeat the meticulous planning of Primacron. The Primitives tried their best, but Tornedron sucked their life forces dry, leaving only Grimlock, who had been overlooked when Trypticon collapsed on him. Grimlock pursued Tornedron back to Primacron's laboratory, where he saved the day by proving the Oracle right; he randomly chose to flip a switch that reversed Tornedron's energy flow, causing him to dissipate and restoring everything he had consumed to life. Call of the Primitives

Note: The cast notes for Call of the Primitives explain that the Oracle is the life force of one of Primacron's Primitives, thereby explaining his unusual, ape-like appearance and bodiless nature. What is infinitely more enigmatic about the character, however, is the scene in which we are shown his essence leaving his body—an essence that is visually identical to the Matrix of Leadership. What this means has never been clarified in English fiction. Whether or not it was intended by the writer is unknown, but seems unlikely, given that said writer could not care less about the franchise. Likewise, whether it was something added by someone else, or even if it was just an unintended animation mistake is, at this point, never likely to be known. In Japan, however, the scene is taken at face value and was the subject of a massive retcon in 2007.

Notes & Trivia[]

  • The name "Oracle" was never used in the episode-itself, with "Primacron's assistant" being the only name spoken for the character. The name comes from the episode's script as well as Japanese sourcebooks.