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The Brooding Robot is a pre-Autobot leader from the Generation One continuity family.

Brooding Robot is brooding.

The "Brooding Robot" was one of the Quintessons' "consumer goods" robots, who fought in the rebellion against the aliens.


The Transformers cartoon

Voice Actor: Corey Burton (English)

The Brooding Robot succeeded the Powerful Robot as bearer of the Matrix of Leadership through unknown circumstances, and went on to fight against the Quintessons in the robot uprising that ultimately forced the evil aliens off of Cybertron. It is unknown if he died during the rebellion or not, but by the time of the first Great War, he had been replaced as Autobot leader by the Pre-Transformer.

When Rodimus Prime journeyed into the Matrix in 2005, the Brooding Robot was the third guide that he encountered. The Brooding Robot related to him the tale of the Quintessons' robots rise to true sentience and life, and their fight back against their alien masters. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4


  • This robot was never named in fiction. The designation "Brooding Robot" comes from the dialogue script for "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4".
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