"To the victor got the profits."

Affiliation: Evil Autobots

Function: Warrior

First cartoon appearance: none

First Comic Appearance: Botcon 2008 Exclusive, Convention Comic

Character description from "tech spec:
Rodimus was once a mercenary who commanded a team of fellow mercenaries known as "The Wreckers."  They plundered resources across Cybertron and preyed upon the weak.  While Rodimus always believed in Optimus Prime's vision of conquest, he did not want to be a follower.  During the battle of Praxus-Delta, Optimus Prime hired Rodimus' team to bolster his own forces.  In the battle, the Decepticons managed to destroy every member of the Wreckers except for Rodimus.  Despite the heavy losses, Rodimus wanted to fulfill his contract with Optimus, so he fought on.  As a result, the Autobots were able to retreat that day without further casualties.  Optimus was impressed with Rodimus' fighting ability and asked him to join the Autobots.  Rodimus agreed.  He is determined to eventually take leadership for himself and turn the Autobot forces into the largest mercenary group in the galaxy has ever seen!

Bibliography of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in an alternate reality.  Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots." 

Other appearances:

This character's name is derived from his origin.  Hot Rod, (eventually) inherited the Auobot Matrix of Leadership from Optimus Prime and became known as Rodimus Prime.  Later versions of the character were shortened to Rodimus, presumably because he no longer carries the Matrix, within their given story fiction.
- 1986TFTM hero Rodimus Prime was originally Hot Rod inheritor of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership
- 2004 - Energon Rodimus
- 2007 - Robot Heroes Rodimus, 3" Titanium Rodimus, 6" Titanium Rodimus Prime
- 2008 - Botcon Exclusive Shattered Glass Rodimus
- 2009 - Transformers Animated Rodimus Prime, a prototype of the toy has been produced.  Whether or not it is ever sold remains to be determined.

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