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Personal Profile: Swoop is the pterrodactyl Dinobot. Because of this, Swoop is the only Dinobot who can fly in his dinosaur mode. Swoop is also believed to be one of the smartest Dinobots. He is one of the 2 newer Dinobots, along with Snarl, that were created after the original 3 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, Sludge, Snarl and their leader, Grimlock.
Episodes appeared in: War of the Dinobots, The Ultimate Doom part 2, Countdown to Extinction, Heavy Metal Wars, Atlantis Arise, Day of the Machines, Dinobot Island parts 1 and 2, Desertion of the Dinobots parts 1 and 2, Transformers: The Movie, Thief in the Night, Grimlock's New Brain, and Call of the Primitives.
Cartoon Bio: Swoop was created by Wheeljack and Ratchet on Earth in 1984. He was created along with Snarl to be the 2 new Dinobots to go along with the already-created Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge. While Snarl and Swoop were being created, Megatron convinced Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge that Optimus and the Autobots were their enemies and the 3 original Dinobots kidnapped Optimus Prime. After Wheeljack and Ratchet, with the help of Chip Chase, created Swoop and Snarl, the two new Dinobots were used to rescue Prime from Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge. During that battle, Optimus saved the original Dinobots' lives before the metiorite near them exploded 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 glad me not have stomach to leave!"
"Me Swoop do fancy flying now."
"Me Swoop no see nothing!"