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jazz

| Personal Profile | Cartoon Biography | Quotes |

Personal Profile: Jazz was among the first group of Transformers that were released in 1984. He was a fan favourite since the beginning with his youthful and earthen personality. Jazz transformed into a Porsche on Earth and transformed into a hovercraft with a style similar to a Porsche on Cybertron before his body was reformatted. Jazz was always a high-ranking Autobot and had a close relationship to the Autobot leader Optimus Prime.



Episodes appeared in: More Than Meets the Eye parts 1-3, Transport to Oblivion, Roll for It, Divide and Conquer, Fire in the Sky, Fire on the Mountain, SOS Dinobots, Ultimate Doom parts 1-3, Countdown to Extinction, Heavy Metal War, Autobot Spike, Changing Gears, City of Steel, Attack of the Autobots, Traitor, The Immobilizer, Atlantis Arise, Enter the Nightbird, The Core, Autobot Run, A Prime Problem, Dinobot Island part 2, Insecticon Syndrome, Megatron's Master Plan part 1, Desertion of the Dinobots part 1, God Gambit, Make Tracks, Blaster Blues, Golden Lagoon, Prime Target, Key to Vector Sigma part 2, Cosmic Rust, Starscream's Brigade, Aerial Assault, Masquerade, Kremzeek, Transformers: The Movie and Call of the Primitives.

Cartoon Bio: Jazz was a high-ranking Autobot at the time that Optimus Prime decided they needed to search the galaxy for energon. He was part of the group of Autobots and Decepticons that crash-landed on Earth and lay dormant for four million years until the year 1984. As the Autobots and Decepticon restarted the Great War, Jazz took a leadership role as second in command of the Autobots. He would give orders to Autobots that seemed to be much older than him like Ironhide, Trailbreaker and Ratchet. Jazz’s fighting skills were much better than a lot of his Autobot companions, who didn’t consider themselves to be fighters. Jazz played an important role in a lot of missions, when Megatron was controlling the Autobots; Jazz and Bumblebee were the only Autobots that managed to avoid Megatron’s plan. Jazz and Bumblebee were able to stop Megatron with the help of Spike Witwicky and Jazz destroyed the rocket that the Decepticons built with a Musical Sonic Boom. When Optimus Prime was taken control of by the Decepticons, Ironhide took a leadership role amongst the Autobots. By this time, Jazz had been demoted to a regular Autobot soldier. Jazz still played an important roll within the Autobot ranks. When Starscream, Astrotrain and a group of Decepticons had taken control of a group of humanoids on Saturn’s moon, Titan, Jazz led a group of Autobots to foil their plans. Jazz was an important addition to the Autobot’s war against the Decepticons, but he also played an important social roll. He was interacted with humans very well because of his human behaviour. He often spoke with Spike and Sparkplug Witwicky. He was sent along with Cliffjumper to attend an unveiling ceremony of a statue of Optimus Prime that the humans built. At the unveiling ceremony, Starscream and the Combaticons captured him and Cliffjumper. Optimus Prime and the Autobots rescued them. Jazz developed a close friendship with Blaster over their years on Earth because of their similar personalities. Both loved earthen music, even though it usually drove the other Autobots crazy. By the year 2005, Jazz was stationed on Moon Base 1. They were planning to attack Cybertron, which was fully controlled by the Decepticons, but the Moon Base was attacked by Unicron. Unicron devoured the Moon Base with Jazz and Cliffjumper on it. The two met up with Bumblebee and Spike Witwicky and were going to be executed by being dropped into a pit of burning acid. Luckily, they were saved by Spike’s son, Daniel. They were able to escape Unicron with the help of Rodimus Prime. After Rodimus Prime took over as leader of the Autobots, Jazz’s role as a soldier was downgraded. He didn’t participate in any major missions and remained on Cybertron until the Golden Age.

Comic Biography: Jazz was a member of the original crew that crash-landed on Earth aboard the Ark. He was awakened in 1984 along with the other Autobots.Jazz didn’t have much of a leadership role; he was just a regular soldier. When the Autobots and Decepticons had their first major confrontation, he didn’t play a major role, and was eventually knocked offline when Shockwave made his final attack. He was revived along with most of the other Autobots by Ratchet.He stayed with the Autobots after Optimus Prime was killed and Grimlock took over.He resented Grimlock as a leader, like many other Autobots did, but he still followed him until Optimus Prime returned to the Autobot ranks as a Powermaster.He was sent to help try and stop Starscream when he had the power of the Underbase, but Starscream made short work of him and he was knocked offline. He was revived by Ratchet along with Grimlock and Bumblebee as a Classic Pretender. The trio helped Ratchet stop Megatron from using Starscream to destroy the Autobots and Decepticons, but it cost Ratchet his life. Jazz, Grimlock and Bumblebee remained on Cybertron after that and worked under the leadership of Emirate Xaron.The trio was sent into the depths of Cybertron along with several Micromasters to look for the Decepticon’s Mayhem Attack Squad. There they uncovered the sleeping god of the Transformers, Primus. They fought the Mayhem Attack Squad in Primus’ presence, and accidentally awakened him. Primus let out a scream that could be heard across the universe, specifically by the Chaos Bringer Unicron. Unicron was now coming to Cybertron. The Autobots realized that the only way to stop Unicron was to find the Matrix of Leadership.Jazz was sent to find it along with Grimlock and Bumblebee. While tracking a team of space explorers, they found the Matrix, but it was tainted. Before they got to it, they were attacked by Thunderwing and his group of Decepticons. They managed to escape and began trying to track the Matrix again, but Jazz was suddenly grabbed by a creature being controlled by the Matrix. Before they could help him, Thunderwing showed up and took the Matrix for himself. He used its power to knock out Jazz, Grimlock and Bumblebee. The Autobots rescued them later and they were brought aboard the Ark. Jazz was among the Autobots who surrendered to Scorponok and the Decepticons. He was then transported by Primus to Cybertron where the Unicron Battle begun. Jazz played a small role in fighting Unicron, but he managed to escape the battle with his life. After the Unicron Battle, he worked under the leadership of Grimlock, who led them to the planet Klo, where they were attacked and Jazz was knocked offline right away. He was later awakened by the Last Autobot and helped fight off the Decepticons. After Klo, Jazz played small roles in fighting Jhiaxus and his Decepticons as well as the Swarm.

 

Jazz; Quotes:

“Do it with style, or don’t do it at all.”
“I think we’ve seen the last of ole’ Star-creep.”
“Wow, Rock’n’Roll with real rocks!”
“Let’s hope it doesn’t end up with ‘Third: bury Jazz’.”
“Me? I just like kicking Decepticon’s cans.”
“This is Jazz, a ginormous, weird looking-planet just showed up in the suburbs of Cybertron.”
“Hit it!”

 
 
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