Allegiance: Autobot
Sub-Group: Technobot
Function: Warrior

First Cartoon Appearance:
Grimlock’s New Brain
First Comics Appearance: Headmasters #3

“Thorough data analysis is essential for the synthesis of successful strategy.”

Profile:  Although much admired for his dedication, bravery, skill and intelligence, Computron is an unfortunate example of being too technologically advanced for his own good.  Centuries ago on Cybertron, the “intelligence” that would one day become Grimlock’s “super intelligence” (in Grimlock’s New Brain) took form from five engineers (Afterburner, Nosecone, Strafe, Lightspeed and Scattershot) who designed the new science of “Mechanical Combinatics,” and applies it to themselves so that they could unite to form a super-Autobot to more effectively combat the Decepticons.  Scattershot however, insisted that their combination be better than anyone else’s, that the contribution of each of the five component Autobots to the whole be maximized in every way.  The result was not what anyone expected: Computron was created, but as he was programmed to thoroughly and exhaustively analyze the input of each of the five who comprise him, he takes several minutes to form a concensus opinion and make a decision.  Any decision.  Of course, without exception the decision he makes is the right one, but sometimes comes too late to make a difference.  He genuinely regrets when this happens and feels even worse that he’s unable to do anything to change it.  Nevertheless, he is well known for his sharp mind and respected for it.  He chooses every word with great care and precision and takes great pride in knowing that when Computron talks, everybody listens.

Abilities:  In addition to his super-intelligence and computational abilities that are off the scale, Computron posseses awesome strength.  He can lift up to 240 tons.  He has excellent radar and communications capabilities.  He possesses extensive date storage and data processing capacities.  He is armed with Scattershot’s automatic acid-pellet gun, which shoots capsules containing highly corrosive liquid that explodes on impact.

Weakneses:  Slow decision-making is Computron’s most glaring liability.

Other Appearances: None