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Personal Profile: Sludge is the brontosaurus Dinobot. Sludge's strength is considered by some to be second only to Grimlock's in the Dinobt faction. Sludge also has the great power to shake the ground vioently and make huge tremors when stomping around in his brontosaurus mode, which is a good weapon for shaking up Decepticons. Sludge's biggest weakness is his belief that the strongest Autobot should lead and not neccessarily the smartest. Another weakness of Sludge's is that he is considered by some to be the dumbest of the 5 Dinobots. He joined the Autobots in the cartoon and comics in their first year, but didn't have a toy until 1985. The other members of the Dinobots are Slag, Snarl, Swoop and their leader, Grimlock.
Episodes appeared in: SOS Dinobots, War
of the Dinobots, The Ultimate Doom part 2, Countdown to Extinction, Heavy Metal
Wars, Atlantis Arise, Day of the Machines, Dinobot Island part 1 and 2, Desertion
of the Dinobots part 1 and 2, Transformers: The Movie, Thief in the Night, Grimlock's
New Brain, and Call of the Primitives
Cartoon Bio: Sludge was created by Wheeljack and Ratchet on Earth in 1984. He was created along with Grimlock and Slag as the original 3 Dinobots. At first they rampaged through the Ark and Optimus Prime ordered that the Dinobots be put offline permanently, but when he and the other Autobots were captured by Megatron, Sludge and the other Dinos were used to rescue Optimus and the other Autobots. Shortly after, Megatron convinced Sludge and the Dinos that Optimus and the Autobots were their enemies and the Dinobots kidnapped Optimus Prime. Wheeljack and Ratchet, with the help of Chip Chase, created Swoop and Snarl and the two new Dinobots were used to rescue Prime from Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge. During that battle, Optimus saved the original Dinobots' lives and they then realized that the Autobots were really their friends. In 1985, an Island with real dinosaurs was found by Powerglide and Bumblebee. Optimus decided that Dinobot Island would be a good place for the Dinobots to train and practice their fighting skills, because the Ark was too small for the giant Dinobots. Megatron and the Decepticons found out about the island and wanted to harvest it for all the energy it produced. The Dinobots were thrown in a pit of lava, but were later rescued and got a bunch of real Dinosaurs to help them attack Megatron. Later, the Cybertronian Autobots and Decepticons began to malfunction because they ran out of Cybertronium. The Dinobots were made on Earth, so they were the only Transformers not affected and were sent to Cybertron to get some. When they got to Cybertron, they disappeared. Spike and Carly went to Cybertron to find them and found Swoop, who led them to the other Dinobots that were captured and working for Shockwave. Eventually they were freed and brought the Cybertronium back so that the Autobot's bodies could be restored. In Transformers: The Movie, the Dinobots came in the shuttle with Optimus Prime towards the end of the attack on Autobot City. When Galvatron attacked, they went in the shuttle with Kup and Hot Rod. The shuttle was shot down on Quintessa and Kup and Hot Rod were captured by the Quintessons. On Quintessa, the Dinobots met Wheelie, who led them to Kup and Hot Rod and they were able to rescue the two Autobots from the Quintessons. They took a ship to the planet of Junk and were with the Autobots when they attacked Unicron. They helped with the attack on Unicron but were not very effective. None of the Dinobots but Grimlock played large roles in the episodes following the movie.
"Me Sludge follow strongest leader.....always."
"Sludge not see these Decepticons before."
"You no act like Dinobot, Grimlock. Me no like!"
"Sludge no like Predacons! Let's stomp!"