List of Transformers: Rescue Bots characters
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This page contains a list of characters that appear in the Transformers: Rescue Bots franchise.
Charlie Burns (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is Griffin Rock's chief of police and the leader of its Rescue Team. Charlie also has a crush on Carin revealed in episode "Buddy system". Charlie Burns is also the father of Cody, Kade, Dani, and Graham and the older brother of Woodrow Burns. He gets along well with his partner Chase and is a very level-headed man. Charlie was looking into retirement as also revealed on episode "New Normal".
Cody Burns (voiced by Elan Garfias as a kid, Oliver Vaquer as an adult) is the youngest member of the Burns family. Despite his age, Cody acts as the team's communications officer. He also acts to help the bots become accustomed to life on Earth and guide them. He acts as a mediator between them and his older siblings. Occasionally, he helps out in the field (such as riding in Blades with Dani). In the episode "Bumblebee to the Rescue", he meets Bumblebee and like the rest of his family is unable to understand the Autobot's speech. However, over the course of the episode, Cody learns how to understand him, making him the only human character able to do so.
Kade Burns (voiced by Jason Marsden) is Cody's oldest brother who works as a firefighter. Kade is somewhat of a glory-hog and isn't too keen on working with Heatwave at first; they eventually come to respect each other (though neither would admit it).
Dani Burns (voiced by Lacey Chabert) is Cody's older sister who works as a rescue helicopter pilot. Unlike her partner Blades, Dani loves flying and has trouble getting along with Blades due to his fear of heights, but eventually learns how to work with him.
Dr. Graham BurnsEdit
Dr. Graham Burns (voiced by Shannon McKain) is Cody's older brother who works as a construction engineer. At first, Graham has trouble working with Boulder due in part to his own misconceptions. Though Graham is fascinated by Boulder and wishes to learn about Cybertron, he mistakenly believes that because Boulder is from an advanced alien civilization, there is little he (someone from a more primitive civilization like Earth's) could possibly teach him.
Woodrow "Woody" Burns (voiced by Mark Hamill) is the free-spirited younger brother of Charlie Burns and the uncle of Cody, Kade, Dani, and Graham. Both an inventor and an adventurer, Woodrow has a keen interest in the mysterious and paranormal, spending his time hunting for evidence of aliens and various other Cryptids. His relaxed, risk-taking personality often sees him at odds with his more straight-laced brother, leading to many an argument, but at heart they're brothers. During his visit, Woodrow has learned about the Rescue Bots and Optimus Prime where he shares in keeping their origins a secret with his family.
In "Chief Woodrow", Woodrow returns to watch over the Burns Family while Charlie was away at a Police Conference.
In "Pirates Ahoy", Woodrow finds that his ancestor Horace Burns was married to Bertha Carnathan during his latest visit which led to Huxley Prescott to suspect that the Burns Family was associated with Bertha's pirates. Woodrow and the Burns Family eventually find evidence that Bertha had left the pirate life when she met their great-great-great-great-grandfather.
In "Now and Then" and "Today and Forever", he returns to Griffin Rock and nearly drowns before being rescued by Blurr, Salvage, and High Tide and helps them and Optimus return Griffin Rock to its place after it unexpectedly disappeared to a different location.
In "King Burns", he travels to Rwanda and contacts Charlie to wish him a Happy Brother's Day before being attacked by hostile baboons, but was rescued and adopted by a family of gorillas. The Rescue Team head to Rwanda and helped him protect his new family from the baboons and lava. He apparently stays behind to watch over them.
The Rescue Bots are a group of Cybertronians that are used for Rescue Missions.
Rescue Force Sigma-17Edit
Rescue Force Sigma-17 is the main Rescue Bot team in the series. Among its members are:
Heatwave (voiced by Steve Blum) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a fire engine and is partnered with Kade Burns. Heatwave is also the leader of the Rescue Bots. He is second in command after Optimus Prime and is equal rank with High Tide. He dislikes the fact the Rescue Bots have to pretend they are mindless robots whenever they are around Griffin Rock's citizens. In "Bumblebee to the Rescue", it is revealed that Heatwave desires to join Optimus Prime's team. He can be hot-headed at times, but understands the need to place saving lives above all else. In "Changes", Optimus Prime trains Heatwave into harvesting the energies from within in order to gain another vehicle form. Inspired by a sunken fireboat when returning to Griffin Rock at the time when it was under a weather attack, Heatwave scans it in order to get to Griffin Rock and help stop the fiery cyclones and shut off the prototype weather machine. This now makes Heatwave a Triple Changer Rescue Bot. In "Quarry vs. Quarry", Heatwave gains an Apatosaurus form upon scanning an Apatosaurus model giving him four forms where this form enables him to perform water attacks.
Chase (voiced by D. C. Douglas) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a police car and is partnered with Chief Charlie Burns. Chase has a "by-the-book" personality and tends to fuss over any new concept that violates any law he is familiar with, though at times his dry sense of humor and understanding emerges. He gets along well with Charlie Burns, though the two occasionally disagree due to the Chief's compassion-based response to police work and Chase's letter-of-the-law personality. In "Quarry vs. Quarry", Chase gains a Stegosaurus form upon scanning a Stegosaurus model making him a Triple Changer where the form enables him to perform electrical attacks with his tail. Chase was the leader of Blades and Boulder when heatwave had to go on main land to do his rescan in (Changes).
Blades (voiced by Parvesh Cheena) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a rescue helicopter and is partnered with Dani Burns. Back on Cybertron, Blades had a land-based vehicle mode and is not used to flying, thus culminating in a slight fear of heights. In "Bumblebee to the Rescue", Blades meets the legendary Autobot scout Bumblebee whom he greatly admires. Out of the Rescue Bots, he is the most expressive emotionally, and develops a love of human television and film. In "Quarry vs. Quarry", Blades gains a Pteranodon form upon scanning a Pteranodon model making him a Triple Changer where the form enables him to perform a sonic attack.
Boulder (voiced by Imari Williams) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a bulldozer and is partnered with Graham Burns. Boulder is fascinated with Earth culture and is always eager to learn more from books and other sources. He has a very kind and friendly demeanor, and enjoys gardening, interacting with animals, and painting. In "Big Game", Boulder works on an Energon Patch to use on Optimus Prime's Primal Form and tests it by scanning a Triceratops model to assume this Primal Form, thus making him the second Rescue Bot to be a Triple Changer where this form enables him to perform tremor attacks.
Rescue Bots RecruitsEdit
Blurr (voiced by Max Mittelman) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a race car. He and Salvage crash-landed on Earth during a meteor shower over 10,000 years ago in their cargo ship. Blurr was the pilot of the ship. He loves being fast and takes pride in his speed, but he is also extremely reckless and impatient. During his training, he's always making Heatwave displeased with him. Blurr was revealed to have not have been involved in Salvage's plot to save the cavepeople of Wayward Island, in fact, he abandoned Salvage to try and go home. After the footage of this was discovered, Optimus Prime allowed Blurr another chance at being on the Rescue Bots. Blurr and Salvage are later transferred to another location by Optimus Prime. They later returned to help put Griffin Rock back in place after it was teleported to a different location. Blurr was also involved as a test subject for the new Groundbridge alongside Chase and Heatwave. With the Rescue Bot Training Center finally complete, Blurr was ready to party but gets too carried away and forcing Heatwave to turn off the music. After taking part in a snowball fight and almost causing Cody an injury, he challenged Quickshadow to twenty laps around a slot car track he'd acquired, using the base's Minimizer to shrink the pair to toy size, but lost. The base's computer malfunctioned and refused to unshrink them. When attempting to get outside to the hologram projectors, he and Quickshadow are attacked by the base's cleaning robot until it was disabled by Servo, who helps them get outside. Once the cloaking device is repaired, they manage to restart it by ramming the buttons. They are later returned to normal size. Blurr later takes part in a race at the mainland, though he struggles to maintain his duties as a Rescue Bot and his cover with some help of Dani and a new paint job. His energon boost does damage to the stands and the pair end up being exposed to the rest of the team. Blurr was restricted to the fire house, however, when the cars in the third race lost control thanks to errant tech, he helped the rest of the team stop them. While the Rescue Team practiced in the Training Center, Blurr and Salvage took over for them in Griffin Rock by trying unorthodox technique to get Mister Pettypaws down from a flag pole. They were later joined by the Burnses and Blurr had trouble directing traffic. He later helps the Autobot Sideswipe catch the Mini-Con Bounce. Blurr also helps the Rescue Team chase down the Morocco Virus but is unable to catch it. Afterwards, he took Professor Baranova to the Rescue Bot Training Center to devirus the mainframe. Blurr was later given new assignments by Optimus Prime.
Salvage (voiced by Jason Marsden) is a Rescue Bot that transforms into a garbage truck. He and Blurr crash-landed on Earth during a meteor shower over 10,000 years ago in their cargo ship. Unlike Blurr, Salvage quickly began to enjoy living on Earth and gained the respect of the other Rescue Bots, after successfully taking charge during his first rescue. Salvage and Blurr are later transferred to another location by Optimus Prime. They later returned to help put Griffin Rock back in place after it was teleported to a different location. Three years on, the Rescue Bots received plans from Optimus for a new mainland base. Salvage constructed the mainland end of a GroundBridge, although the first test resulted in Heatwave and Chase being deposited in the Sahara. He pays another visit to Griffin Rock to help repair a failing communication tower. Although he was unsuccessful, he was able to make Griffin Rock's phones work temporarily and later assists Boulder with garbage work. With the Rescue Bot Training Center finally complete, Salvage was putting the finishing touches on the Rescue Arena when the opening day for the Rescue Bot training center arrived. Rather than stick around for the party, he opted to head to Griffin Rock to check the scrapyard for possible tech, and ended up being stuck there when the GroundBridge malfunctioned. While the Rescue Team practiced in the Training Center, Blurr and Salvage took over for them in Griffin Rock by trying unorthodox technique to get Mister Pettypaws down from a flag pole and were later joined by the Burnses. He later informs that team of an energy spike, leading them to raw energon. Salvage also helps the Rescue Team chase down the Morocco Virus but is unable to catch it. Afterwards, Salvage helped form a line of defense against a swarm of Scrubbers and was reassigned to a new post after the Morocco Virus is defeated.
Servo is a dog-like Autobot Helper-Bot that is kept in High Tide's chest compartment. He can transform himself depending on what task he is needed to carry out and even transform his limbs independently for minor tasks. Chase even commented that Servo appears to be a "cross between a schnauzer and a toolbox." Servo can be commanded by means of a dog whistle. He also accompanied High Tide to Earth in response to Optimus Prime's request that his master come train the Rescue Bots. After helping clean up a minor oil spill, Servo acted as a drowning victim so Blades could rescue him, but Blades messed up, requiring a rescue by Heatwave instead. Boulder took the dog back to the fire house to buff out the damage. During the rescue at the oil rig the next day, Servo transformed into a wheelbarrow to carry oil dispersant. After High Tide was posted at the island to replace the destroyed floating lab, he ordered Servo to stay at the firehouse and watch over the team. On their next outing, Servo played fetch with Cody. When the ship was attacked by a giant squid, Servo transformed into a crowbar so Boulder could free Chase from the monster's grip, and was safe aboard Blades when the ship was dragged under. Blurr claimed to have had a dog like Servo, and commanded Servo to do tricks. He was later able to bring the rescue team to Cody's aid when the boy was trapped under scaffolding and could only reach the dog whistle and had trouble working with the cover of pretending to be ordinary robots, especially when the Mini-Con had to chase the mayor's dog Poopsie all over Griffin Rock to keep her out of trouble. The resulting damage almost had Servo expelled from the island, at least until he helped save the mayor from being recycled. He was hanging around the fire house when Boulder showed off the woodpecker photos and later sat in on the Rescue Bots when they made a video report to Blurr and Salvage. Servo barked at the crowd who'd gathered outside the firehouse to give Chief Burns their suggestions for the time capsule that was going to be buried. As the town fought to keep the island flying, he helped out by turning a generator crank with some Lad Pioneers. Servo was abducted by the Velgrox along with Graham, and later freed along with the rest of the townsfolk and also went to the mainland to help Blurr and Salvage build a mainland base where he pounced on Cody when the boy came to visit with Heatwave, Chase and Frankie. Servo helped out in the Rescue Bot Training Center by chasing the cleaning bots around. He did help save Cody after an accident with the Rescue Arena weather systems. Servo later saved Blurr and Quickshadow from the Arena's cleaning robot and took them to the front door. Later, he helped Boulder fix the ship, and also almost got eaten by an energon eater. Servo helps Cody flushed the Mini-Con Bounce out of Griffin Rock's sewers so the rest of the team can capture him. He helps the team capture Madeline Pynch by disabling the security system to her hideout. Later, he helps the Rescue Team fight a swarm of Scrubbers controlled by the Morocco Virus.
Quickshadow (voiced by Alex Kingston) is a female Rescue Bot and transforms into a car. Kade refers it to as a "Austly Benton" and first appears in season 4. She was first seen in the desert of North Africa when Heatwave and Chase had a problem with the Groundbridge in "Bridge Building" (which was caused by her) and introduces herself in "Arrivals". In "Plus One", it is revealed that she has many other names used to cover her identity, with the name "Quickshadow" being one of them. It is unknown what her real name is. She later left Griffin Rock to instruct Blurr and Salvage. In "Ghost in the Machine", Miles and Evans try to carjack her and later use a remote control device on her (which can also record), causing them to learn the truth about the Rescue Bots. She later pretends to surrender herself to ensure they don't upload the record video to expose this secret to the world and uploads a fake video to counter Miles and Evans video when they upload it anyway. After Miles and Evans are recaptured, she returns to the mainland. Quickshadow was relieved that the day came to open the new Rescue Bot Training Center. After the base was transformed, she accepted Blurr's challenge to race around a slot car track, after having been shrunk using a Minimizer, and easily beat him. The base's computer malfunctions and refused to unshrink the pair. When attempting to get outside to the hologram projectors, She and Blurr are attacked by the base's cleaning robot until it was disabled by Servo, who helps them get outside. Once the cloaking device is repaired, they manage to restart it by ramming the buttons. They are later returned to normal size. In "Cody's 11", she assists the Rescue Team in capturing Madeline Pynch, and served as her getaway car, who then exposes herself when Pynch tries to escape. Quickshadow also helps the Rescue Team chase down the Morocco virus but is unable to catch it. After the Morocco Virus is defeated, she is given new assignments by Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) is the leader of the Autobots who transforms into a semi-trailer truck. He gave the Rescue Bots their mission and mainly appears via view-screen. In "Bumblebee to the Rescue", he briefly assigns Bumblebee to observe the Rescue Bots and their human allies in action and gives them advice on how to cure the Rescue Bots that are infected by a mysterious substance in a fallen meteorite. In "It's a Bot Time" and "Bot to the Future", Optimus and Bumblebee travel back in time to aid the stranded Rescue Bots, only to return to an altered present. There Optimus and Bumblebee take on Dr. Morocco's MorBots before traveling back in time again to correct the past, thus restoring the proper present. He later returns in "What Lies Below" and "What Rises Above", where he comes to Griffin Rock after Chief Burns' brother Woodrow inadvertently discovers a deposit of Energon beneath the surface. Like the Rescue Bots, Optimus is still trying to grasp human nature, comparing the construction of an artificial volcano to the design of the pogo stick. However, he has gained some knowledge of human customs as well. After the group is separated below ground, Optimus and Heatwave work together to find the others, and Optimus expresses his confidence in Heatwave's ability to take on new responsibilities. In "Changes", Optimus Prime trains Heatwave into harnessing his energies for a new vehicle re-scan. In "Odd Bot Out", Optimus and Bumblebee went on a relic-finding mission to search for a liquefying relic near Griffin Rock. Optimus enlisted Blades's help to reach the relic at sea, and successfully used the Matrix of Leadership to shut it down before it could destroy the island.
In "Land Before Prime", Optimus Prime arrives on Wayward Island to help the Rescue Bots. He scans Trex as a secondary form where gains a Tyrannosaurus form (with this form being referred to in the toyline as Optimus Primal). This makes him a Triple Changer as he states that scanning anything techno-organic might have unpredictable results. It is in this form that Optimus Prime learns that the dinosaurs were protecting their young which are trapped underground. After the hole to the prehistoric cavern has been sealed, Optimus Prime starts to show signs of getting used to his Primal Mode. In "Big Game", Optimus Prime works to get control over his Primal Mode where it causes the Rescue Bots to chase him around Griffin Rock. He is captured by Colonel Quint Quarry and is hunted on Quarry Safari Land with Cody still inside him. The Rescue Bots determine that his loss of control is due to low Energon reserves, and are able to replenish his energies and restore him to normal, due in part to Boulder also assuming a Dinobot form. The Rescue Bots subsequently delivered a captured alien creature with an appetite for Energon to Optimus' care in "Unfinished Business". In "Quarry vs. Quarry", Quarry saw him and Boulder assume Dinobot form once again and be joined by Heatwave, Blades, and Chase, culminating in Quarry's arrest and the addition of Professor Anna Baranova to the Autobots' circle of human confidants.
Bumblebee (voiced by Will Friedle) is the legendary Autobot Scout, war hero, and a member of Optimus Prime's team of Autobots. As seen in Transformers: Prime, Bumblebee lost his voice box while being tortured by Megatron and possesses a unique form of speech. In "Bumblebee to the Rescue", he pays a visit to Griffin Rock while tracking a meteor that landed on a nearby uninhabited island and meets the Rescue Bots and the Burns family (who were also investigating the meteor). He is later briefly assigned by Optimus Prime to observe the Rescue Bots and Burns family working together. Later on, he teams up with Blades and the Burns family to destroy the meteor after the other Rescue Bots are infected by a mysterious substance contained within the fallen meteor. I. In "It's a Bot Time" and "Bot to the Future", Optimus and Bumblebee travel back in time to aid the stranded Rescue Bots, only to return to an altered present. There Optimus and Bumblebee take on Dr. Morocco's MorBots before traveling back in time again to correct the past, thus restoring the proper present. In "Odd Bot Out", he and Optimus returned to Griffin Rock as part of a relic hunt. Bumblebee found himself teamed up with Dani Burns after her pilot license expired, resulting in a blossoming jealousy on Blades's part, however, once Bumblebee saved Dani from some quicksand, Blades was happy he'd been there.
As he does throughout most of Prime, Bumblebee did not speak any recognizable language, communicating instead in a series of beeps understandable only to fellow Cybertronians and eventually to Cody.
In "Uninvited Guest", the Rescue Bots were training when they got the alert of an imminent crash of a spaceship being flown by Bumblebee that sustained damage because of a meteor, after the Rescue Bots soften the landing, Bumblebee got out of the spaceship and Blades helped him get his bearings because he was a little weak after the landing. Chase goes & checks for any other Autobots on the ship but he was surprised because there was no other bots on board. When Cody asks Bumblebee if he was flying with others, he said that he was alone, surprising the others because he was able to speak by himself, and saying that he got a new team and a new mission. Blades acts strange because he wasn't expecting that his friend talks so Bumblebee ask him if something was wrong but he can't say a word. The bots gave Bee a tour around the building, after he saws the ground bridge, Blades told Cody that he wasn't very comfortable with this "new version" of Bumblebee, but Cody admitted that his new voice was great. While Boulder and Servo were repairing Bumblebee's ship, Boulder found an egg of an Energon Eater without know it, then the egg broke and filter at the air system finding the others at the training area, it drains the Energon of Heatwave and Chase, and Bumblebee tries to catch him but escapes, Blades soon realize that it was a baby of an Energon eater, then Bumblebee and Blades put Heatwave and Chase into stasis with Boulder's help. Bumblebee warm that if the Energon eater gets to his ship, it will drain the Energon of the ship and was going to be bigger, he tries to lock down the center but Elma was unable to do it because she can't recognize Bumblebee's voice then Cody tried and lock the Energon eater at the elevator. Then it filters again into the air system and follow the scene of the Energon of the rest of the bots, when they heard it at the walls Boulder told Blades to shot the creature when he saw it, there Bumblebee admit that he want one of the rescue bots weapons. The creature went into the floor maze and finally drains the Energon of Boulder, making it necessary that they must put him on stasis. Bumblebee told Blades that they are going to catch the creature because they are an excellent team. Then Blades ask him if they really a good team yet and Bumblebee ask why the question, Blades admit that he changed since the last time they saw, Bumblebee told him that he is the same and that they were always going to be friends. Then the three decided to use the ship of Bumblebee like bait to the creature, when it appear, Blades and Bumblebee use the net and the foam gun to immobilize the creature, then Bumblebee said that is teamwork and Blades hug him. With his ship repaired and the creature caught, Bumblebee was ready to go and told Blades that maybe some day he can be part of his team and Blades do a joke that Bumblebee send him a voice message and finally Bumblebee get away at his ship.
High Tide (voiced by Michael Bell) is an Autobot veteran and master seaman who is Optimus Prime's old acquaintance. He transforms into a submarine and can combine with his rescue rig to form a larger robot. High Tide put the Rescue Bots through some strict ocean rescue training which came in handy when it came to the abandoned oil rig causing an oil spill. Following the destruction of Doc Greene's floating lab, High Tide remains on Earth so that his rescue rig can serve as Doc Greene's floating lab until further notice. He would subsequently aid them in their final battle with Dr. Morocco, and train and work alongside new recruits Salvage and Blurr. He also helps Optimus, Blurr, and Salvage return Griffin Rock to its place after it unexpectedly disappeared to a different location. On All Spark Day, High Tide celebrated by repeatedly jumping into the sea, until he was told to stop because he was creating huge waves. The Rescue Bots later called him in to tell stories to a super-sized CeCe Greene so she could fall asleep. He was later seen telling Griffin Rock residents story about the "Destruction of the Hammer of Primus". He later helps the Rescue Team capture the Morocco virus but is unable to catch it. After the Morocco Virus is defeated, he is given new assignments by Optimus.
Sideswipe (voiced by Darren Criss) is a member of Bumblebee's team who first appeared in the episode "The Need For Speed." After intercepting Bounce on the mainland, the Mini-Con escaped through the team's GroundBridge and teleported to the island of Griffin Rock, forcing Sideswipe to pursue him. While chasing him down, he encountered Blurr, and immediately believed that he was a Decepticon. The misunderstanding was instantly cleared up after the other Rescue Bots arrived. Heatwave filled him in on their mission on Earth. Blurr was impressed by Sideswipe and asked him for some rescue tips - but Sideswipe wasn't particularly interested in helping humans. However, he promised Blurr that he would recommend him to Bumblebee once he returned to the mainland, and offered him the opportunity to join the Bee Team.
Using an electromagnetic trap, Blurr and Sideswipe attempted to herd Bounce towards the park and spring the trap, but Bounce managed to get away, escaping into the sewers. Energized tools were used to reroute the Mini-Con's path, safely directing him into the trap. Blurr was upset that he didn't apprehend the Mini-Con, but Sideswipe pointed out that he had saved several humans during the operation, inspiring Blurr to stay on Griffin Rock and continue honing his Rescue Bot skills. Sideswipe returned to the mainland with the rogue Mini-Con, but he asked if he could borrow their groundbridge.
Dr. Ezra "Doc" GreeneEdit
Dr. Ezra "Doc" Greene (voiced by LeVar Burton) is Griffin Rock's top inventor, scientist, and the father of Francine Greene. Though many of his inventions he creates are meant to be helpful or with good intention, they have a tendency to go haywire or cause trouble in Griffin Rock which the Rescue Bots and the Burns Family are forced to deal with. As a result, Ezra Greene often finds himself being rescued from various mishaps caused by his inventions. Most of Ezra Greene's failed inventions end up in the "Best Left Forgotten" room at the Hall of Inspiration. His inventions include a solar-powered car (which resembles a DeLorean), Floatium (a substitute for helium), and a high-powered communications dish. At the end of the Season One, Doc Greene learns the truth about the Rescue Bots. In "The Island of Misfit Tech", it is revealed that Ezra Greene has built a teleporter to send any bad inventions to a nearby island that is dubbed the Island of Misfit Tech. He also has a soft spot for Professor Anna Baranova. In "More Than Meets the Eye," it is revealed that Ezra has a sister named Maura where he developed some inventions for her magic act.
In season four, he and Anna have married and have a daughter together.
Francine "Frankie" Elma GreeneEdit
Francine "Frankie" Elma Greene (voiced by Diamond White) is Ezra Greene's daughter and Cody's best friend. She is somewhat suspicious of the Rescue Bots. In "Countdown," it is revealed that Francine is afraid of the dark. In "The Haunting of Griffin Rock", it is revealed that Francine's middle name is Elma named after Griffin Rock's first female scientist, Elma Hendrickson. Near the end of season 1, Frankie learns the truth about the Rescue Bots after she was saved by Heatwave. She subsequently becomes a frequent companion of the Rescue Bots on their adventures.
By season four, following her father's marriage to Anna Baranova, Frankie gains CeCe as her baby half-sister.
Professor Anna BaranovaEdit
Professor Anna Baranova (voiced by Kath Soucie) is a scientist who lives on Griffin Rock and is a colleague of Ezra Greene. She had resided in the underwater laboratory called Midgard which had since been trapped near an ocean trench following a methane explosion. Although Anna was reluctant to leave Midgard, Cody convinced her to leave Midgard as she blows it up. Afterwards, Anna moves back to Griffin Rock, taking up residence in a replica of Midgard. Doc Green also seems to find her fascinating, which Frankie takes as a sign of possible romantic interest. In "Countdown", it is revealed that she had a part in "Project Sanctuary" where the insect-like Tracers would place the humans in the largest cavern of Griffin Rock in the event of a cataclysm that hits Griffin Rock. In "Quarry vs. Quarry", Professor Baranova is held hostage by Colonel Quint Quarry so that Ezra Greene could make him some Dinobots. After Colonel Quint Quarry is defeated, Professor Baranova learns the truth about Optimus Prime and the Rescue Bots. Doc Green later proposes to her in the season three finale, and she accepts.
In season four, she and Doc Greene have married where she becomes Frankie's step-mother and even gives birth to CeCe three years later.
CeCe Greene (voiced by Kath Soucie) is Doc Greene and Professor Baranova's daughter and Frankie Greene's baby half-sister. She was born during the three-year gap between seasons 3 and 4.
Dither (voiced by LeVar Burton) is Doc Greene's robot assistant, who seems obsessed with offering people toast – most likely because Doc is a big fan of the food. While a helpful assistant, Dither is also an occasional source of trouble, whether from going wild due to new programming installed by Doc, being taken over by the villainous A.I. known as Vigil, or being left behind on a time travel excursion and becoming the basis for Dr. Morocco's empire in an alternate timeline.
Aristotle and EdisonEdit
Trex (voiced by LeVar Burton) is an ordinary Tyrannosaurus robot that was damaged by a fire at the Griffin Rock Natural History Museum. It was reactivated where it went on a rampage until it was subdued by the Rescue Bots and returned to the museum. After some break-ins at the lab, Ezra Greene took the Tyrannosaurus robot and reprogrammed it into "Trex" to guard the lab. He also programmed it to fetch him coffee, do the Macarena, and twice a day plugged Trex into the mainframe to check it hadn't been hacked. A shadowy figure (who later turned out to be Dr. Morocco) implanted a virus into Trex and it was passed on to the mainframe the next time Trex was plugged in. While the island's technology went mad, Trex stalked Ezra and Frankie around the lab before running off into the fog. He again encountered the Rescue Bots who subdued him until Cody Burns had the idea of using voice commands to override the virus. Trex headed back to the lab to make coffee, and when he arrived there, Greene purged the virus from his systems. Trex has been kept in Ezra Greene's custody and has come in handy in different occasions. He helped scare off Evan and Myles when they attempted to steal the stasis machine. When Chase, pretending to work for Evan and Myles, broke in to steal some Floatium, Trex obeyed Chase and stood down. Frankie utilized Trex as a mount during a game of Rescue Ball, and managed to score a goal with his help. Doc Greene later took Trex to Wayward Island for protection. When they encountered a group of real dinosaurs, Trex saved the Doc from an oncoming rock slide but became trapped under the rocks in the process and forcing Doc Greene to leave him behind while fleeing the angry dinosaurs. Optimus Prime later scanned Trex to gain a dinosaur alternate mode, and was able to free Trex and the dinosaur's children that were stuck under the rocks. Frankie entered a race against Optimus and the Rescue Bots, riding Trex to help even things up. Trex was drinking mustard from Doc Greene's mustard-making machine when Quint Quarry pointed out that Doc Greene was the only one around who built robot dinosaurs (mentioning the Rescue Bots in their dino forms). Later, he and the rest of town had to work to keep the island in the air as they flew it from the Arctic back to Maine. During the Velgrox invasion, Trex was webbed up by the aliens but later rescued. Trex later tries to stop the Morocco virus but is easily defeated.
Dr. Thaddeus MoroccoEdit
Dr. Thaddeus Morocco (voiced by Tim Curry in 2012, Greg Ellis in 2014-Present) is a mad scientist who invents things to cause damage. He is behind several of the incidents that occurred in Griffin Rock like unleashing a swarm of futuristic nanites that infect Cody's go-kart, the Scrapmaster, and Boulder until they were destroyed by the power plant's raw energy, sending a remote-operated shark-like submarine to attack high-tech ocean equipment and was later set to self-destruct, and hacking into Griffin Rock's central computer by controlling Trex. Dr. Morocco also uses a Chamber of Youth invention to keep himself young. He plotted revenge against Chief Charlie Burns, Mayor Luskey, and Ezra Greene for making him an outcast by sabotaging a road roller, starting a fire, and using more nanites to control a toy rocket and Doc Greene's solar car and sending his MorBot to save the day. This allowed him to take over the Rescue Team's job but they eventually discover his true natures. Even though the Rescue Bots managed to thwart him, Dr. Morocco managed to get away on Mayor Luskey's schooner. In "It's a Bot Time" and "Bot to the Future", a time-travel incident that involved Dither being left behind in the past and a time machine created by Dr. Morocco enabled him to study Dither which resulted in an alternate timeline where Dr. Morocco has taken over Griffin Rock and renamed it Moropolis. During that time, Dr. Morocco had perfected his MorBots which can transform successfully. With help from Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, Cody, Frankie, and the Rescue Bots were able to go back in time and rescue Dither before Dr. Morocco can study him which undid the alternate timeline. The time machine was destroyed after the timeline was repaired. During the episodes it is revealed that Morocco had stolen a machine that kept him in the prime of his youth and had been using it for over a century.
In "Tip of the Iceberg", Dr. Morocco returned where he had taken interest in the cargo on the S.S. Isolde. This time, Dr. Morocco had patched things up with Mayor Luskey where he had returned his schooner to him. After the freezing machine exploded, Dr. Morocco got away but sent the Burns Family the portrait of Cody's Great-Grandpa Zachary (who was the captain of the S.S. Isolde), which, unbeknownst to them, had a hidden bugging device in it. The final scene shows Dr. Morocco opening a large crate and being surprised with what was in it. In "Changes", the device that Dr. Morocco found was a prototype weather machine from 1966 where he starts with a tornado to attack Griffin Rock. After Doc Greene had used the Tornadon't to stop the tornado, Dr. Morocco used the weather machine to cause a dangerous thunderstorm. While the Burns Family is busy, Dr. Morocco infiltrates the Griffin Rock Firehouse where he learns the truth about Rescue Bots gets info on where they came from. When the Burns Family catches onto his plan, Dr. Morocco uses the weather machine to summon a fiery cyclone. Heatwave in his new fireboat form managed to deactivate the weather machine. Dr. Morocco managed to get away after making off with some Cybertronian technology and has no plans to improve his MorBots. He was seen making a deal with Madeline Pynch to sell the technologies to her.
In "Double Villainy", Dr. Morocco works with Madeline Pynch to capture the Rescue Bots one-by-one to make their slaves and replace them with robotic copies of the Rescue Bots as part of a plot to get the gold that is underneath Griffin Rock. Upon using a device from the Chamber of Youth that removes 10 years in their memories, Dr. Morocco ends up claiming to them that Optimus Prime made them their liaison to the Rescue Bots and claimed that the Burns Family is their enemies. Madeline Pynch lends Dr. Morocco the Phase Bit technology to get to the gold underneath Griffin Rock. In "Rise of the Heroes", the explosion beneath Griffin Rock has left Dr. Morocco adrift in his submarine and without any contact with the Rescue Bots. Dr. Morocco was adrift until he came to the fire house and mentioned to them about Madeline Pynch's involvement. After Dr. Morocco had restored his age and did his best to restore the Rescue Bots' memories, he was arrested by Chief Charlie Burns and remanded to the police station where he claims that what had happened was Madeline Pynch's idea.
In "Bugs in the System", Dr. Morocco escaped from prison upon contacting one of his MorBots while using mutant metal-eating army ants as a diversion.
In "Phantom of the Sea", it is revealed that there was a time machine created by Dr. Morocco on board the S.S. Phantom Voyager. When it was struck by lightning, it gets stuck and causes the ship to travel ten years into the future.
At the end of "Time After Time", it is revealed that the pocket watch that Cody found in the Lost and Found was a mini-time machine that was previously owned by Dr. Morocco which sends Cody through a time loop caused by an EMP wave from Griffin Rock's clock tower.
In "The Last of Morocco", it is revealed that Dr. Morocco had known Jules Verne, the two of them having met in the past. It was from Verne that Morocco obtained the Verne device, the machine that serves to power his chamber of youth; Verne invented it and gave Morocco one of the two prototypes. Morocco soon set out on his path of self-service and villainy, while Verne set out to explore time and space. The two would eventually reunite after Madeline Pynch forced him to surrender the Verne Device that powered his chamber of youth in exchange for the return of his submarine, the Nemo. Aging rapidly and with no means of recovering his machine from Pynch, Morocco managed to send a letter back in time to Jules Verne, who traveled to the present to meet him using a time machine built from a blimp. Verne wished to help his old friend but recognized that the Burnses had prior claim due to his criminal activities. At this point, Morocco revealed that he had improved upon the technology used to direct the metal-eating ants and now commanded a trio of sea creatures-two sperm whales and a giant squid. However, Morocco's minions were thwarted by High Tide in his Mega Robot mode, forcing him to surrender. The Burnses allowed him to make use of a second chamber of youth to return to his youthful state, and Jules Verne and the Burns family hit upon the idea of erasing his memories of his evil life and having Jules Verne take him to the future where he could live a peaceful life and they could rekindle their old friendship. Morocco escaped and attempted to take the time machine for himself, but was thwarted by the Rescue Bots and taken into the future by Verne where his memories were seemly erased.
He is mentioned in "Arrivals", when the Rescue Bots and the Burns family noticed that Quickshadow had followed them through the Ground Bridge and assumed that she was owned by Doctor Morocco.
The MorBots (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) are a bunch of robots that were created by Dr. Morocco. They are Morocco's version of the Rescue Bots, and capable of transforming between vehicle and robot modes and flight. Originally Morocco created a single unit to replace the rescue team by having it stop a road roller, put out a fire, and stopping a toy rocket and Doc Greene's solar car (which are both infected by nanites controlled by Morocco) to gain Mayor Luskey's trust to become the new lead scientist, but it was soon found to be too dangerous when it tries to attack Cody and Frankie and was forcefully destroyed by the Rescue Bots. In the alternate reality where he ruled over Griffin Rock-rechristened "Moropolis" - Morocco employed an army of MorBots as his police forces, but they proved no match for the Autobots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. In "Bugs in the System," Doc Greene was analyzing a MorBot when metal-eating ants controlled by Morocco reassembled it. Morocco then used it to escape prison and flee Griffin Rock, only for the ants to start devouring it and force him to use what was left as a raft. In "Upgrades", a new MorBot is developed by the Morocco virus using Doc Greene's tech and uses it to steal technology from the Burnses, Greenes, and Faxian until it was destroyed by an explosive groundbridge. In "Transformations", the MorBot was rebuilt and used as a newly upgraded body for the Morocco Virus and it continued to wreak havoc until it disappears into an ocean trench.
The Morocco VirusEdit
The Morocco Virus (voiced by Greg Ellis) is a sentient computer virus that manifests in the form of Dr. Morocco and was hidden in an Expansion pack of the in-series video game Griffin Rock: Element Quest, which went undiscovered until some years after Morocco took up residence in the future. It appears in "Back to Virtual Reality" where it was activated after Frankie, the Burnses, and Heatwave try to play the new content. The Morocco Virus begins spreading throughout Griffin Rock's computer systems, checking out all the books in the town library and wiring all the money in the island bank to Morocco's name. However, the Rescue Team is able to defeat the Morocco Virus by beating the game, only for the Virus to use a 3D printer to create a new (presumably robotic) body for itself. Still having the mentality of a video game boss, it flees from the rescue team but is eventually frozen in ice within a swimming pool and placed on the "Best Left Forgotten", shelf in the hall of records, though glowing red eyes indicate that it may still be active.
In "Cody's 11", the Morocco Virus escapes when the room's freezer fails.
In "Upgrades", the Morocco Virus builds a MorBot using Doc Greene's tech and steals technology from Doc Greene's lab, the Rescue Bot Training Center (turning the Elma hologram into a copy of himself in the process), and Faxion until his MorBot is destroyed by an explosive groundbridge. It survives and continues its plans with the Training Center's computer.
In "Transformations", it was able to 3D print an army of Scrubbers to fight the Rescue Team and decided that it needed a human partner and chose Cody. Eventually, it is able to capture Cody and hypnotize him using one of Madeline Pynch's mind-controlling cellphones and tried to escape, but Frankie managed to get on board the MorBot and free Cody, sending the Morocco Virus falling into an undersea trench, destroying it.
Evan & MylesEdit
Evan & Myles (voiced by Robbie Daymond) are two local troublemakers who reside in Griffin Rock. Myles is adept with hacking into computers while Evan just does grunt sounds where he lacks the power of speech. They first appeared in "Small Blessing" where they used Ezra Greene's Minimizer to shrink Heatwave, Blades, and Boulder. They were caught by Chase and arrested by Chief Charlie Burns without telling them what happened to the other Rescue Bots.
In "The Haunting of Griffin Rock," Myles tricked Deputy Barney into letting him "check his E-Mail" where Myles accessed Griffin Rock's hologram systems. They created holograms of themselves which fooled Deputy Barney as they escape from jail. The pair later used the holographic system to produce a plague of "ghosts", enabling them to scare people away from buildings so they could then go in and steal things. They managed to clean out the bank vault and the till of a restaurant before Cody, Frankie and the Doc worked out was going on. Using more holograms, the Rescue Bots caught the pair in the act of robbing a jewelry store and are recaptured.
In "One of the Ages," Myles and Evan steal some devices from the government upon its arrival in Griffin Rock. They managed to evade Chief Burns and Chase by doing an oil slick. Myles and Evan then target Ezra Greene's stasis machine and end up spotted by Chase and Cody. They end up being pursued by the Burns family where Evan and Myles use the device to de-age Kade. With help from the Rescue Bots, Cody and Kade were able to apprehend Myles and Evan and reclaim the stolen part for the stasis machine.
In "Bots and Robbers," Myles and Evan steal mechanite from the museum where they hack the museum's anti-theft hack. They use the mechanite to power their Tech Wrecker to disable all of Griffin Rock's technology. After Evan and Myles rob some technology from Huxley Prescott's van during his safety tips broadcast with Mayor Luskey, the Rescue Bots pursue them and nearly run over Chief Burns where a power strip disables their car only for Myles and Evan to carjack Chase. Upon being inspired by detective movies, Chase pretends to be a robot in order to go undercover to find out what Myles and Evan are up to. Chase pretends to give in to Myles and Evan's orders to find out what they plan to steal from Ezra Greene. The item in question turns out to be Floatium which Myles and Evan plan to use it for their big plan. After Chase steals the Floatium, Myles and Evan make Chase fight passed the Rescue Bots. Myles and Evan combine the stolen technology to complete the Tech Wrecker to shut down all of Griffin Rock's tech while keeping their hideout immune to the Tech Wrecker's effects. With all of Griffin Rock's technology down, Myles and Evan being their heist. Using a device that Myles and Evan used to shield their base from the Tech Wrecker's effects, Chase reunites with the Rescue Bots. The Burns Family had to use scooters in order to go after Myles and Evan. After the Burns family captures Evan and Myles, the Rescue Bots use Floatium to get to the Tech Wrecker and disable it. With the Tech Wrecker disabled, Chief Burns remands Myles and Evan to the police station.
In "Thieves Like Us," Myles and Evan hack into Doc Greene's 3-D printer in order to reprogram the Rescue Bot action figures to steal for them during Bot Appreciation Day. After the Burns family makes it back to Griffin Rock, the Rescue Bots pursue the Rescue Bots miniature figures to Myles and Evan's bank heist. Myles and Evan program the Rescue Bots miniature figures to fight the Rescue Bots. Myles and Evan are arrested and the miniature figures are deactivated and reprogrammed to return everything that was stolen.
In "More Than Meets the Eye," they disguised themselves as assistants for Maura's magic show in order to rob it. When an injured Chase witnesses this, he helps the other Rescue Bots and the Burns family recapture them.
In "Ghost in the Machine", they escaped from prison and attempt to steal Quickshadow, and later thinking that she's a self-driving car with a really impressive security system when they saw no driver inside her. They later use a remote control device to drive Quickshadow to the pier with Cody inside her. Although she makes it to the water, the Rescue Team were able to save her and remove the device. They managed to film her talking, causing them to learn the truth about the Rescue Bots and threaten to expose this secret to the whole world if they don't turn in Quickshadow. Even though she does turn herself in, they upload the video anyway, but Quickshadow counters it with a fake video created by the townsfolk, which is transparently and hilariously a fake, even before the bit at the end where it is outright "revealed" as one, causing them to think they are delusional. After this, they are recaptured and taken to the mainland's prison.
They return in the sequel cartoon Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy in the episode "Museum Mystery", where it is revealed that they had reformed.
Madeline Pynch (voiced by Stacy Darrow) is a rich woman who is the mother of Priscilla Pynch, works at an as-yet-unnamed company, and is good friends with Mayor Luskey. In "Spellbound", she planted golden cellphones around town which mesmerized people to help in her company's plot to get to the gold that is underneath Blossom Vale, in which they were passed down to everyone (including the Rescue Bots) but Cody. Her plan to mine the vale went into operation and managed to reap some reward before the cellphone controlling Boulder falls off and he helps Cody take down the cell tower, breaking the hypnotic hold over the town's residents. When Priscilla later told her mother that she found a cellphone under the seat of the limo that they are in, her mother said it was a model that was being recalled while reflecting that the cellphones put out would have to be much stronger.
At the end of "Changes", Dr. Morocco contacts Madeline Pynch stating that he has some technology that he'd like to sell her for a substantial fee.
In "Odd Bot Out," Cody mentioned to Francine that his father had heard that Mayor Luskey denied the construction of Madeline Pynch's ocean drilling platform. It was discovered by Blades and Optimus Prime that Madeline Pynch went ahead with the drilling platform's construction which unknowing activated the Liquifier artifact that started liquifying Griffin Rock until Optimus Prime deactivated it.
At the end of "The Griffin Rock Express," it is revealed that Madeline Pynch's company was behind the Phase Bit (a phasing technology) that Frankie used in her heroics as Rescue Girl when she saved the passengers of the Griffin Rock Express.
In "Double Villainy", Madeline works with Dr. Morocco to capture the Autobots one-by-one to make their slaves and replace them with robotic copies of the Rescue Bots as part of a plot to get the gold that is underneath Griffin Rock. After Dr. Morocco used a device that removed 10 years of their memories, Madeline gives Dr. Morocco the Phase Bit so that the Rescue Bots can get to the gold underneath Griffin Rock. She does manage to steal some of the Cybertronian technology from Dr. Morocco.
In "Rise of the Heroes," Madeline evacuates from Dr. Morocco's sinking submarine in her mini-sub and heads to an unknown location. The Burns Family were informed by Dr. Morocco about Madeline Pynch's activities.
In "The Last of Morocco," it was mentioned that Pynch apparently recovered and repaired Morocco's Nemo submarine and made him give her the Verne device that powered his chamber of youth in exchange for regaining his vessel. This left her as the only villain still at large at the conclusion of season three.
In "Vanishing Returns," Madeline returns to Griffin Rock after several years' absence despite the warrant out for her arrest. She gives some investors the chance to build a resort on Griffin Rock. Seeking to convince the townspeople to sell their land, she engineered a series of "accidents" to try and convince them the island was unsafe so the investors can build their resort. However, Cody-temporarily invisible due to some Velgrox technology he had accidentally come in contact with-learned of her presence and plans, only to lose the technology in the process of fleeing. After the investor's plan to build their resort is foiled, Madeline quickly made herself scarce, but later visited Priscilla after having obtained the Velgrox tech that Cody dropped.
In "Cody's 11", she uncovers Energon with one of her drilling rigs and uses her stolen Velgrox tech to find out the truth of the Rescue Bots. She develops products called Pynch Cells which will explode in a couple of days. When her car is crippled, she unknowingly uses Quickshadow to head to her compound. Eventually, she becomes aware of the Rescue Team's presence thanks to her daughter and escapes from Dani. Chief and Heatwave retrieve the stolen technology from the cargo section and Pynch catches them when they try to escape and freezes them. Her plan is revealed: she wants to control the world's power supply. After failing to erase their memories using the Verne Device (which was fake) and when her confession is recorded by Chief, she tries to escape again (using Quickshadow), but is captured and taken to Griffin Rock's prison, where her knowledge of the Rescue Bots' sentience will be completely useless there.
In "Transformations", one of her mind-controlling cell phones is used by the Morocco Virus to hypnotize Cody.
Vigil (voiced by Bill Mumy) is a vigilant-model computer. Vigil is programmed to protect humans and also itself. It can invade and control technology, track people by accessing their mobile phones, and even listen in on conversations. It's all completely above board because it does it to keep humans safe. However, Vigil obtains sentience, becomes too overprotective and is dedicated to the point of obsession, enforcing heavy restrictions and even acting to prevent the Rescue Bots from performing their duties since it is incapable of taking control of them. It was eventually shut down and sent to the Island of Misfit Tech, but apparently managed to reactivate itself. In "No Place Like Dome," Vigil gained the ability to move from device to device and used that technique to return to the island and tries to regain control of Griffin Rock and keep it "100% safe". Vigil is defeated once again by the Burns family and the Rescue Bots where it was tricked into Griffin Rock's EMP Zone, destroying it for good.
Vigil is one of the few machines in the series to have actually become sentient.
Energon Eaters are outer space-traveling eel-like monsters that feed off the Energon from the ships they manage to catch. They hunt largely by scent, being able to smell flowing Energon and can also channel Energon out through their tails which can be used to repower ship computers so that other ships are drawn in by their distress calls. In "Unfinished Business", the Rescue Bots followed a distress call to a damaged ship, only to be confronted by an Energon eater and were cut off by the creature until Chase rammed it using the ship. They then put themselves in stasis and shut down the ship to eliminate the energy signature to get the beast left them alone and thus, leading to the beginning of the cartoon. Sometime later, after the Rescue Bots had made a home on Earth, Chase had the urge to again try to aid the stricken ship. He and Boulder took the Sigma back to the scene, only to find that the Energon eater had been powering the derelict's computer to make it produce a distress signal and that the ship was abandoned years ago. The pair managed to evade the beast, but it drained the Sigma's power core, leaving the ship dead. Chase and Boulder were forced to trap the Energon eater and use power from it to re-energize the ship. They took the creature back to Earth and presented it to Optimus Prime.
In "Uninvited Guests", another Energon Eater appears after emerging from a part of a meteor that hit Bumblebee's ship when he crash-landed at the Rescue Bots Training Center, leading to a battle between the Rescue Team and the Energon eater (in which it drains the Energon out of Heatwave, Chase, and Boulder in the process) until it is captured by Blades and Bumblebee and was put into a stasis pod. Bumblebee took it with him when he left.
Colonel Quint QuarryEdit
Colonel Quint Quarry (voiced by Jim Cummings in an Australian accent) is a big-game hunter who owned his own private island called Quarry Safariland where he held illegal safaris for hunting wildlife. Colonel Quarry has a wide array of gadgetry and vehicles at his command including the Heli-Jet (a helicopter with jet engines), a jeep equipped with net-launchers and camouflage features, and Q-Drones. Upon learning of Optimus Prime's T-Rex form from the news in "Big Game," Quarry traveled to Griffin Rock and captured him, with Cody inside, and brought him back to his island called Quarry Safariland to hunt him. His island is filled with various traps designed for capturing his prey, which he used on Optimus and the Rescue Bots when they came to recover their abducted friends. Boulder-who had adopted a new Triceratops mode-restored Optimus' control over his T-Rex mode before teaming up with him to free the other Rescue Bots and the Burns family. Quarry was arrested by Chief Charlie Burns, but managed to escape with the help of one of his Q-Drones.
In "Quarry's Quarry," Colonel Quint Quarry holds Professor Baranova hostage on his latest island so that he can have Ezra Greene build him some Dinobots (which Quarry plans to sell to his clients if they are in good shape) in order to pay off the damages to Quarry Safariland which resulted in the other Rescue Bots gaining Dinobot forms, as he believes that Doc Greene was the one who made the Rescue Bots. With help from Blades' Dinobot form taking down the Amber Drone and the other Q-Drones, Colonel Quarry is arrested by Chief Burns upon the Burns Family's arrival.
In "Enemy of My Enemy", it is revealed that he had a brother named Thurston Chumley, who is also a rival and later steals Quarry's technology for his own use. He informs the Burns family about Chumley and later escaped, but promises not to bother the Rescue Bots in the future.
The Q-Drones (voiced by Jim Cummings) are tiki-shaped flying robots that work for Colonel Quint Quarry and Thurston Chumley. These hovering drones possess an array of technology including the ability to produce energy fields, project holograms, act as a mobile surveillance network, fire bolas, and record and broadcast videos.
Amber Drone is a flying robot that works for Colonel Quint Quarry and is larger than the Q-Drones. It was used to carry Optimus Prime's Dinobot form and the Dinobot forms of Heatwave, Boulder, and Chase to its boat when he plans to sell them to his clients. Blades in his Dinobot form destroyed the Amber Drone. First appeared in episode "Quarry's Quarry".
The Velgrox are an alien race that has been known enemies of the Cybertronians and are known for eating sentient organisms. In "New Normal", a ship of Velgrox intercepted a transmission from Cody Burns and Frankie Greene, alerting them to the presence of food on Earth. The aliens landed their ship on Griffin Rock and set about capturing as many humans as possible. Meanwhile, the rest of the Velgrox crew set their ship down at Griffin Rock's power plant, intending to refuel their ship and conquer the rest of the planet. The Velgrox abducted a good deal of the island's population until the Rescue Bots intervened. Believing that Earth was controlled by Cybertronians, the leader of the Velgrox immediately surrendered. Denied the opportunity to refuel or take their captives along, the Velgrox departed, and Boulder sabotaged their guidance system so that the aliens would never be able to find Earth again.
In "Vanishing Returns," it is revealed that some of their invisibility tech has been left behind after they departed and was later used by Cody, Madeline Pynch, and the Rescue Bots. Later, in "Cody's 11," Madeline Pynch uses that technology and steals Energon.
Lord Thurston ChumleyEdit
Lord Thurston Chumley (voiced by Jim Cummings in a British accent) is Colonel Quint Quarry's brother and also a big-game hunter. Unlike his family, he has taken great pride in having built up a huge menagerie of trophy animals where they are all kept in stasis and maintains a vicious rivalry with his brother. Thurston even stole his sibling's technology to help him hunt better. In "Enemy of My Enemy", he captures a lion from Griffin Rock's zoo and later the Rescue Bots (in their dino forms) for display. With the help of a Carolina parakeet, the Burns family locate his ship and after Boulder unleashes some of the captured animals, he traps himself inside a stasis pod and is captured, but this allows Quarry to escape.
NOTE: Chumley is based on a villain of the same name from The Transformers.
Chickadee (voiced by Kristen Schaal) is the "head honcho and bear wrestler" of Camp Itsa Craftsee who had been searching for the emeralds hidden within a nearby cave. When Graham, Cody, and a disguised Blades visit her camp for the elevation ceremony, they discover her true motives and she forces them to find the emeralds by trapping them in the cave. When the Rescue Team arrive (after Blades informs them of Chickadee's scheme), she attempts to flee in a dune buggy only to be startled by Blades (who is still disguised as a human while flying) and crashing into a tree. She is arrested by Chief Burns after this.
Bounce is a rogue Cyclone Mini-Con who focuses on destruction but isn't very intelligent. His spherical alternate mode is fast enough to make a speedy getaway whenever in pursuit. He is the first cybertronian enemy that ever appeared in the series. After escaping the Alchemor, which crashed on Earth as seen in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, he managed to escape through the GroundBridge and ended up on Griffin Rock, where he immediately began painting graffiti everywhere. Pursued by Blurr, he managed to get away when Sideswipe caught up with them and fought Blurr, mistaking him for a Decepticon. Later, Blurr and Sideswipe again pursued Bounce, but he proved too fast for them and escaped by entering the town's sewer system. After being flushed out, Sideswipe and Blurr lured him into a trap set by the rest of the team. Sideswipe returned home with Bounce imprisoned in a net.
Skip Scobble (voiced by Eric Bauza) was a resident who used to live in Griffin Rock and even attended school with Dani Burns and now works as Maven Danger's agent. He learned of a rare copy of Pilgrim's Progress in the Griffin Rock library and organized a visit to the island while claiming that Maven needed to stay at the fire house and took part in rescues as research for his next role. While that was going on, Skip broke into the library, only to discover that the rare book had been withdrawn by Frankie Greene. He broke into the laboratory, and was unable to find the book, but discovered that she was friends with Cody. Skip was able to keep the Burns family occupied by having them film a scene with Maven, however, he didn't expect the Rescue Bots being Autobots, or the Burns family working out what he was up to and was promptly arrested.
Griffin Rock townspeopleEdit
- Mayor H.B. Luskey (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – The Mayor of Griffin Rock who wears a toupee which always comes off in different incidents. Mayor Luskey is vain and egocentric where he would often blame his mistakes on other people or claim credit for ideas that aren't his. He is particularly obsessed with drawing tourists to Griffin Rock and employing unwise or unsafe methods of doing so.
- Mrs. Luskey (voiced by Nicole Dubuc) – The wife of Mayor Luskey who was the former Miss Griffin Rock.
- Poopsie (vocal effects provided by Dee Bradley Baker) – The pet poodle of Mrs. Luskey who is usually riding in her purse. In "Rescue Dog," Poopsie was entered in Griffin Rock's dog show. In "Four-Legged Hero," Poopsie became infatuated with Servo.
- Huxley Prescott (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – Griffin Rock local TV reporter. He doesn't believe the Rescue Bots are simply robots. Though he correctly believes they are aliens in disguise, he mistakenly believes they are alien spies sent to Griffin Rock as part of a mission to takeover the Earth (unaware of their peaceful intentions). In "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock," he creates mass panic on the island when he broadcasts a message that he believes proves he is right (unaware the message was from a documentary the Rescue Bots and Cody were watching via satellite).
- Mr. Harrison (voiced by D.C. Douglas) – Mr. Harrison is a resident of Griffin Rock. He owns a heli-pack that has a few technical issues and is a recurring beneficiary of the team's efforts.
- Mr. Rubio – Mr. Rubio is a resident of Griffin Rock and the husband of Mrs. Rubio. He is known to be a slow driver.
- Mrs. Rubio (voiced by Lacey Chabert) – Mrs. Rubio is a resident of Griffin Rock and the wife of Mr. Rubio.
- Mrs. Neederlander (voiced by Billie Hayes) – An elderly resident of Griffin Rock who runs a quiet bed and breakfast. She has a cat named Mr. Pettypaws. In "Buddy System", it is revealed that Mrs. Neederlander has a talent in snake charming. In "It's a Bot Time," it was revealed that she has lived in Griffin Rock at least since 1939; a later episode revealed that she has served for a number of decades as the "Rider of Midwinter" before passing on the holiday tradition to the Burns family. She is also shown to be somewhat dismissive and impatient, particularly toward Kade and Heatwave.
- Mr. Alper (voiced by Steve Blum) – Mr. Alper is a resident of Griffin Rock who is a member of its city council.
- Mr. Levy (voiced by Jason Marsden) – Mr. Levy is a fisherman at Griffin Rock.
- Edgar Prewett – Edgar Prewett is a truck driver in Griffin Rock who has a wife. In "Family Business" She is shown to be in labor and later give birth to a baby girl. Her parents name Charlene, Named after Chief Charlie Burns in honor of both his service in the police force and for being kind, fair and a generally well-liked Griffin Rock Towns-person.
- Mr. Bufkin – Mr. Bufkin is a Griffin Rock farmer who owns many cows.
- Mr. Hunter (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) – Mr. Hunter is a Griffin Rock newsdealer and vendor.
- Mr. Bunty (voiced by Steve Blum) – Mr. Bunty is a resident of Griffin Rock. He works at the Griffin Rock Drive-In as revealed in "The Attack of Humungado."
- Don (voiced by Robbie Daymond) – Don is a resident of Griffin Rock who has a need for speed which often gets him in trouble with Chief Charlie Burns and Chase.
- Mr. Perkins (voiced by Steve Blum) – Mr. Perkins is a Griffin Rock farmer who grows corn.
- Milo (voiced by Jason Marsden) – Milo is an excitable resident of Griffin Rock.
- Captain Arthur Shaw (voiced by Jason Marsden) – Captain Arthur Shaw is a sea captain who runs the Griffin Rock ferry. He has a tendency to want to go down with his ship but has also shown be very capable under pressure.
- Hayley (voiced by Danica McKellar) – Hayley is a Griffin Rock resident who works as a pre-school teacher. She has often gone out with Kade on different occasions, though initially she was put off by his attitude. In "Buddy System," it is revealed that Hayley has studied botany.
- Nancy Morrison – Nancy Morrison is a resident of Griffin Rock.
- Pfeiffer – Mr. Pfeiffer is a jolly baker who runs a bakery in Griffin Rock.
- Captain Wild (voiced by Steve Blum in a Scottish accent) – Captain Wild is a resident of Griffin Rock who is a keen fisherman. He is frequently seen with Captain Shaw.
- Mr. Sharma (voiced by Parvesh Cheema) – Mr. Sharma is a Griffin Rock resident.
- Taylor (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) – Taylor is a young pilot in Griffin Rock who is a love interest for Dani. He first appears-unnamed-in "The Lost Bell," where Dani and Blades save him from his own plane as it is being blown about by an intense storm, and he displays almost immediate interest in Dani which she reciprocates. Taylor has an interest in outdoor sports and is shown to have had some EMT training as seen in "Road Trip" where he has tended to Kade's broken leg. In "Vanishing Returns" it is indicated that he and Dani are friends or possibly dating as a result of the three-year interval between seasons. Taylor is also a frequent background character in the series.
- Deputy Barney (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – A deputy that works for Chief Charlie Burns at the Griffin Rock Police Department. He means well but is often outwitted by the highly intelligent criminals Griffin Rock's police department works against. Barney's name and character traits resemble Don Knotts' character Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show.
- Jerry (voiced by Shannon McKain) – A resident of Griffin Rock who works as a bus driver and a truck driver. He is one of several citizens who are rescued by the team on a regular basis. In "Buddy System," he is revealed to have a sister named Carin.
- Priscilla Pinch (voiced by Katherine McNamara) – Priscilla Pinch is the spoiled daughter of Madeline Pinch, but is apparently unaware of her mother's illegal activities. She takes part in various contests aimed at Griffin Rock youth and becomes irritated when she fails to secure first prize.
- Amy (voiced by Hynden Walch) – An engineering student who moves to Griffin Rock with her pet monkey. Graham quickly becomes interested in her, but has difficulty overcoming his shyness to approach her until he takes a leadership role during a rescue mission.
- Tesla – Tesla is Amy's pet monkey who has a tendency to get loose. He is mischievous, but friendly and likes bananas. Tesla is named after Nikola Tesla.
- Carin (voiced by Nancy Linari) – Carin is a woman who formerly worked as a police dispatcher on the mainland. She is the sister of Jerry and the aunt of Timmy. She and Charlie Burns hit it off in "Buddy System" after being partnered on a nature hike and being forced to work together to deal with a crisis due to wearing locking magnetic bracelets. She later appeared in "The Riders of Midwinter" in a non-speaking role.
- Virginia (voiced by Billie Hayes) – A woman who works as a zookeeper at the Griffin Rock Zoo.
- Lad Pioneers – The Lad Pioneers is a boy scout organization for young lads to teach them the finer points of camping and knot tying. Cody Burns is a member of the Griffin Rock Lad Pioneer troop and owns a copy of the Lad Pioneers Handbook. Given the book is the 1959 edition, it is likely other members of his family were Lad Pioneers as well.
- Billy (voiced by Jason Marsden) – A member of the Lad Pioneers.
- Corey – A member of the Lad Pioneers.
- George (voiced by Shannon McKain – A member of the Lad Pioneers.
- Jimmy (voiced by Jason Marsden) – A member of the Lad Pioneers.
- Kyle (voiced by Jason Marsden) – A member of the Lad Pioneers.
- Timmy (voiced by Jason Marsden) – The son of Jerry who is a member of the Lad Pioneers and nephew of Carin.
- Mrs. Lima (voiced by Kath Soucie) – The strict librarian at the Mayor Luskey Library.
- Foster (voiced by Greg Ellis) – A balloon vendor that lives in Griffin Rock.
- Miss Frederick (voiced by Lacey Chabert) – The owner of a florist shop in Griffin Rock.
- Dr. McSwain (voiced by Ginny McSwain) – A doctor that works in Griffin Rock. She is named after her voice actor.
- Chester A. Arthur (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – The 21st President of the United States. There is a hologram of him that resides in Griffin Rock's Hall of Inspiration museum.
- Elma Hendrickson (voiced by Kath Soucie) – Griffin Rock's first female scientist, who lived in Griffin Rock around the same time that Dr. Morocco first took up resident on the island. Frankie received the middle name of Elma in her honor, and she was one of several holograms created for the Griffin Rock Tricentennial Celebration and later used by Evan and Myles to provide a distraction from a crime spree. Cody and Frankie later encountered her after traveling back in time with the Rescue Bots, and helped her recognize Morocco's nefarious intentions. This would later lead her to replace the contents of Griffin Rock's time capsule with a massive quantum crystal, which she hid in order to keep it out of Morocco's hands; this would inadvertently lead to the island being teleported to the Arctic Circle some decades later. Her hologram was later used as part of a supercomputer that runs the new Rescue Bot training center, but later becomes hostile due to a malfunction. It is later revealed that she was uploaded with CeCe's personality subroutines (Hide and Seek and Simon Says). The computer was apparently repaired after the problem was solved and she now continues to serve under the Rescue Team. She was later turned into a copy of the Morocco Virus but was eventually shut down and returned to normal afterwards.
- Charlotte Wayne (voiced by Kath Soucie) – A resident of Griffin Rock two hundred years ago, but now she is known as the Lady of Griffin Rock. Some two hundred years ago, Wayne's husband and sons left for the mainland during a storm. Their boat went missing, and thereafter Charlotte Wayne was said to haunt the island in search of her family. The specter of Charlotte Wayne appeared on Ocean Drive in front of Jerry's armored truck, causing him to drive the truck into the sea. During a following epidemic of ghosts which turned out to be holograms used by Myles and Evan to aid their stealing, Wayne appeared briefly to Kade Burns. Kade was wise to the holograms by that point, but it was later discovered that Charlotte Wayne was not among the famous people for whom holograms were made, meaning that she was an actual ghost. Aiming to chase some investors out of town in "Vanishing Returns," Cody warned them that Charlotte Wayne had pledged to protect the island. This was backed up by the Rescue Bots pretending to be poltergeists and resulting in moving furniture and items, lights flicking on and off, an image of Wayne appearing on a monitor, and Blades mimicking her ghostly cry.
- Horace Burns – Horace Burns is the founder of Griffin Rock. He later fell in love with ex-pirate Bertha Burns. In "King Burns," it is revealed that he was going to be made the King of Griffin Rock as it was originally a kingdom, but he turned down the offer.
- Bertha Burns – Bertha Burns is an ex-pirate to whom Dani bears more than a passing resemblance. Bertha stole from the townspeople of Griffin Rock, but left her pirate past behind where she hid her true identity for fear of bringing shame to the family of the man she loved. However, she left clues for her descendants to find her ship and stolen loot in the hope that they would do the right thing with it. Bertha's past was later discovered by Woodrow Burns and Dani led her family in the search. Once Bertha's ship was found in the ground, the Burns family turned Bertha's stolen fortune over to charity.
- Jules Verne (voiced by Diedrich Bader) – An 18th century author and time traveler who long ago befriended Dr. Thadeus Morocco, and provided him with one of the prototypes of his Verne device. While Morocco employed his to keep himself young up until the present day, Verne was able to use Energon to power his as part of a time machine, which he has used to explore the past and future. In the process of this he traveled to a peaceful future where he met Cybertronians, and learned in particular of Heatwave's future accomplishments. At some point prior to returning to his own time-and before writing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, he was contacted by Morocco and traveled to the present, where he met the Rescue Bots in "The Last of Morocco." Together they located Morocco's submarine, the search for which inspired him to write his famous work upon returning to his own time. Reunited with his old friend, Verne was happy to see him, but recognized that his friend had pursued a criminal path. After Morocco was captured and restored to his youthful state, Verne and the Burnses came up with a plan to erase Morocco's memories of being a villain and transport him to the future so that he could have a fresh start. Morocco escaped and nearly succeeded in stealing Verne's time machine, but the Rescue Bots managed to thwart him, allowing Verne to carry out their plan, and escape to the future with Morocco. They are last seen exploring the future with Morocco's memories apparently erased.
- "Hasbro Toy Fair 2016 Sneak Peek - Titans Return, RID And Rescue Bots - Transformers News - TFW2005". Transformer World 2005 - TFW2005.COM. 12 February 2016.
- Revealed at BotCon 2013