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All TF animated seasson 3 charters pictures and infomation
In the animated series, Jetfire was called Skyfire, for reasons discussed below.
On Cybertron before the war, Skyfire was a scientist and explorer working with Starscream. Together they investigated an uncharted planet (Earth), where they failed to find any signs of intelligent life. Skyfire wished to scrutinise the planet further, and moving in close enough to the planet a polar wind storm swept him up and buried him beneath the Arctic ice. Starscream searched for his friend, but was unable to locate him and returned to Cybertron alone.
Millions of years later, in 1984, the Decepticons excavated the frozen Skyfire while draining heat energy from the Earth's core and reactivated him. Reunited with his old friend, Starscream, Skyfire joined the Decepticon ranks. When the Autobots arrived, Skyfire engaged in battle with them, but then saved the Autobots' human allies Sparkplug and Spike Witwicky when they became stranded on an ice floe. Naively, he took the two to Megatron under the impression he would not harm them, but when Megatron took them as prisoners, Skyfire started to question his allegiance. When Starscream ordered him to destroy the captured Autobot search party, he refused, and Starscream turned his weapons on him, leaving him heavily damaged. Repaired by Ratchet, he joined the Autobot side and engaged in a dogfight with Starscream which ended when he sacrificed himself to stop the core drain, burying himself in ice once again in the process.
A short time later, however, Skyfire was recovered by Wheeljack and Sideswipe and immediately participated in an attack on the Decepticons in Peru, where they were once again attempting to use the Earth's core energy for their own ends. Skyfire was almost permitted to destroy the villains' new weapon by Thundercracker, but was then blasted by Starscream and repaired with some difficulty by Spike.
Skyfire would go on to make semi-regular appearances in the immediate future, helping the Autobots evacuate their base when the volcano it was embedded in became active, and flying a squad of troops to battle the Insecticons. His last appearance came early in the show's second season, when he and most of the other Autobots were corrupted by the Decepticons into attacking human military installations. Freed from the evil control by Jazz, he then flew Optimus Prime into space to put a stop to the Decepticons' plans for a satellite.
After this point, Skyfire was phased out of the show, though his animation model did appear once more, in jet mode in the episode, "Dark Awakening," where he was destroyed - but it is not clear if this was intended to actually be Skyfire, or if it was a ship that simply reused his design. The rear of his robot mode could also be later glimpsed in a crowd scene in one episode of the Japanese-exclusive series, Transformers: The Headmasters.
The only time Jetfire and not Skyfire was seen in a style similar to the animated series was in a toy commercial advertising him in addition to Shockwave.
The third character named Jetstorm was a Predacon in the Beast Wars toy line who turned into a dragonfly. He didn't make any appearances in the animated series. His profile indicates that he uses his appearance to distract his enemies until it is far too late. He can also produce a toxic venom which he can spit over distances of 500 feet or more.
Jetstorm's stasis pod was presumably among those who were launched into orbit around prehistoric Earth in the Beast Wars series pilot.
Jetstorm finally made his first official appearance in the 2006 IDW Beast Wars comic, where it was revealed he was a Maximal protoform from the Axalon who was infected with a Predacon shell program by Magmatron.
Ok...confusing much...though I have a feeling this should go in the TF General Discussion forum.....
Edit: Ok, now I get it, he's posting the previous incarnations of the characters that are gong to be in TF Animated Season 3, so this should go into the Animated forum, or be closed. It's up to the mods.
Longarm (Hook in Japan) is the Mini-Con partner to Red Alert. He turns into a crane. He was later recolored into a Powerlinx form along with Red Alert. His vehicle mode is not the size of an actual crane, it is too small for a person to ride inside but is able to perform all the functions of an actual crane.
 Animated series
Longarm first appeared in episode #3, called "Base". He last appeared in episode #43, called "Puppet".
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Red Alert first appeared in the episode "Dinobot Island, Part 1".
His most prominent appearance came in "Auto-Berserk" alongside Inferno. After a battle with the Decepticons ended with Red Alert being damaged by one of Rumble's missiles, the Autobot became paranoid that Inferno and the others were out to get him. Red Alert deserted and teamed up with Starscream (who had been kicked out of the Decepticons after a disagreement with Megatron) to steal an Autobot device called the Negavator. After being damaged again, Red Alert realized what he had done and destroyed the Negavator, setting fire to the cavern they were in - and a guilty Inferno rushed into the fire to save Red Alert's life. After this, Red Alert realized who his true friends were.
He last appeared in the U.S. in episode 63 - "The Revenge of Bruticus".
Red Alert did not appear again after season 3 of the television series. Storyboards for The Transformers: The Movie include a dropped sequence depicting the death of Red Alert though - shot in the back by Scavenger.
He also makes an appearance in the opening for Japanese opening for season 3.
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Brawn was one of the Autobots on the Ark when it crashed into Earth four million years ago. He featured prominently in the series and was involved in many of the Autobot and Decepticon conflicts spanning the first two seasons of the The Transformers television series. Brawn had numerous roles during the first and second seasons, acting as the Autobots' muscle. On one occasion Brawn singlehandedly saved Prowl and Bluestreak from Starscream, Thundercracker and Soundwave ("Roll for it"). On another, he stopped Megatron's use of a crystal powered superweapon in Peru, attacking and distracting the Decepticon leader while Optimus Prime and Skyfire destroyed the weapon ("Fire in the Mountain"). When the Decepticons brainwashed Sparkplug Witwicky and took him to Cybertron, Brawn led the rescue mission and eventually managed to retrieve him ("The Ultimate Doom"). Later, Brawn developed a dislike of the scientist Perceptor, thinking him cowardly for preferring to study science than fight. However, after an adventure where they (along with Bumblebee) were shrunk to go inside Megatron's body to remove the Heart of Cybertron (a power source that was making Megatron all-powerful) Brawn admitted he'd been wrong after Perceptor's knowledge proved invaluable in defeating the rampaging Megatron ("Microbots").
In The Transformers: The Movie, set in the Earth year 2005, Brawn was assigned to Moonbase One along with several first season Autobots. He was later assigned to make a special supply run to Autobot City on Earth. During the shuttle mission, Decepticon forces invaded the shuttle. Using Megatron in pistol mode, Starscream killed Brawn with a single shot to the shoulder.
Brawn's death is disputed among fans. Although one of the strongest Autobots, in the movie he is rapidly dispensed by a single piercing shot to the shoulder. His absence from the list of deceased Autobots in "Dark Awakening" (replaced in a list of those killed in the shuttle attack with Huffer), plus an appearance in the post-movie episode "Carnage in C-Minor" has inspired ongoing debate as to whether the character is truly dead. The episode shows Brawn, a miscolored Huffer, and Bonecrusher fighting together against a weapon built by Galvatron. This appearance is generally considered an error, due to the episode being riddled with animation mistakes. Although select fans continue to argue Brawn's survival, in addition to the animation, confirmation of his demise can be confirmed in the Movie script and comic book adaptations; all depict Brawn being killed.
A dispute can be made that Brawn's injuries were more damaging than at first glance. Whenever Brawn takes the shot to the shoulder, after he falls it is noticed that a larger amount of Brawns back is damaged thus giving the possibility that the laser fired could have acted as a hollow point like bullet and damaging more of Brawn then previously thought.
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For the record, we are well aware of the characters showing up for the third act of TFA.
Rodimus Prime is the upgraded, reformatted form of the youthful Autobot Hot Rod, and the Chosen One of Autobot legend who would rise from their ranks and open the Matrix of Leadership to "light [their] darkest hour", marking him as the new Autobot commander.
Although Rodimus speaks with the savvy voice of a seasoned veteran, in truth, at his heart, he is still Hot Rod, and bears the burden of leadership heavily, constantly second-guessing himself and feeling that he can never live up to the legacy of Optimus Prime. He can, on occasion, be hot-headed, tending to act first and ask questions later, but he has dedicated himself to the preservation of life in its myriad forms. He transforms into a futuristic recreational vehicle (resembling 1980 concept car, the Citroën Penthouse CX) and in robot mode, wields a photon eliminator that shoots high voltage electricity.
Rodimus Prime, like the other new characters created for The Transformers: The Movie, was designed for animation first, and had his toy and comic book design created based on these designs. However, as with the other characters, these two versions of the character were based on an earlier design, while his animation model underwent further modifications before being finalized; the basic differences between the two are the distribution of color around the body (notably, the toy/comic's red legs, which are grey in the cartoon), and the movie's use of dark magenta in place of red (although, in the third season of the cartoon series, Rodimus is usually colored maroon instead of the magenta seen at the end of the movie). In the same style as Optimus Prime’s toy, the Rodimus toy's trailer disconnects from the cab and unfolds into a battle station; in the animated series, this feature was not included, and the rear portion of Rodimus's vehicle mode is consistently (bar one anomalous instance) shown to unfold from his legs.
Some stuff about the G1 versions of Animated Season 3 characters copied out of Wikipedia.
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I only do info on autobots and this info is from winkapidia.
so its not mine
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