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G1 Character Profiles
Personal Profile: In 1985, Astrotrain and Blitzwing made up the first group of transformers that had the ability to transform into two separate vehicle modes. Astrotrains vehicle modes were a train and a space shuttle, and in both of these modes his size was increased dramatically. This size-increase allowed him to carry many other Decepticons within him, even though he was the size of an average Decepticon in his robot mode. Because of transportation abilities, he was a very important addition to the Decepticon ranks.
appeared in: Megatron's Master Plan part 2, God Gambit,
The Gambler, Secret of Omega Supreme, Hoist Goes Hollywood, Blaster Blues,
Search for Alpha Trion, Prime Target, Triple Takeover, Sea Change, Cosmic
Rust, Starscream's Brigade, Transformers: The Movie, Five Faces of Darkness
parts 1 and 3, Chaos, Fight or Flee, Ghost in the Machine, Big Broadcast
of 2006 and Burden Hardest to Bear.
Cartoon Bio: It is not
known when Astrotrain joined the Decepticon ranks on Earth. He appeared
around the year 1985 with Blitzwing, Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. It is possible
that he was dormant aboard the Ark or the Nemesis, but it is also possible
that he could have been sent from Cybertron. His primary function was
to transport Decepticons from planet to planet in his shuttle mode. Prior
to his arrival, the Decepticons only means of inter-stellar transportation
was the Space Bridge. The Autobots had Omega Supreme to take them to other
planets, so Astrotrain was brought in to even the score, although Omega
Supreme was much more effective in battle than Astrotrain was. Astrotrain
was sent on many missions to other planets during his time working for
Megatron on Earth. He once followed Cosmos to Titan, one of Saturns
moons and persuaded the people of the moon that he was a god. He had them
mine energy crystals, until his plans were foiled by Omega Supreme and
the Autobots. Astrotrain was responsible for bringing the Cosmic Rust
virus to Earth, and he was also responsible for helping the Constructicons
resurrect a mythical beast from deep in the galaxy and releasing it upon
San Francisco. Astrotrain was loyal to the Decepticon cause for the most
part, but on one occasion, he and Blitzwing attempted to usurp power from
Megatron. The two Triple-Changers tricked Starscream into leading Megatron
into a trap. With the two head Decepticons out of commission, Astrotrain
and Blitzwing both put plans in place to take control of the Decepticons.
Astrotrain used several subway trains to create an army of train robots
that were loyal to him. Unfortunately, Megatron and Starscream soon burst
onto the scene and foiled Astrotrains attempts to take power. Megatron
let the two Triple-Changers off with a warning. Astrotrain remained loyal
to Megatron after that. In the year 2005, after the Great Battle at Autobot
City, the Decepticons were forced to retreat within Astrotrain and go
back to Cybertron. On the way back, Astrotrain declared that they had
to Jettison some weight or [hell] never make it to Cybertron.
Starscream convinced the Decepticons to dump the Decepticons that were
injured in the battle, which included Megatron. It is suspected that Astrotrain
only said this so that Starscream would have the chance to dump Megatron
into space. Astrotrain was the one who crowned Starscream as new leader
of the Decepticons. When Galvatron returned to the scene, Astrotrain was
forced to swear loyalty to him. After the Unicron Battle, Astrotrain was
among the Decepticons who retreated to Charr. He was so week during these
times, that he couldnt even control his transformations. He regained
some of his dignity after the return of Galvatron. Working under Galvatron,
he saw a lot less action. He was among the group of Decepticons that tried
to destroy Cybertron from a cannon on the planet Char. At one point, his
body was taken by Starscreams Ghost. Starscream had him fly right
into an Autobot-controlled Cybertron. Rodimus Prime and the Autobots released
him back to the Decepticons after the Starscream situation was handled.
Astrotrains fate is unknown. He was presumed to be among the Decepticons
that were blasted into deep space by the Plasma Energy Chamber at the
end of the Great War.
In Confusion, there is opportunity.
These fools worship Transformers!
Looks like the big boy needs a little Training.
Blitzwing, how do you get into these messes?
In the days of Megatron it was not like this.
One more load of death crystals and well be ready to turn Cybertron into metallic Swiss cheese.
Hey, what am I doing on Cybertron?
Save your voice module Autobot; youll need it for your screams later!