Brains (Transformers)

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Autobot, former Decepticon
Sub-group Autobot drone
Function brain unit technology Autobot
Rank 2
Partner Wheelie
Motto "We are family."
Alternate Modes Lenovo ThinkPad Edge
Series Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction
English voice actor Reno Wilson
Japanese voice actor Shirō Saitō

Brains is a fictional character from the Transformers film series, originally a drone called the Brain Unit.


IDW Publishing[edit]

The drone calling himself Brains came with the Autobot "Q" in Dark of the Moon Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky in Philadelphia.[1]


Brains appears in novelization of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. During the battle with the Decepticons Wheelie and Brains take over a Decepticon ship and use it against the Decepticons. While his fate is unclear in the movie, he and Wheelie survive in the novel.

Brains appears as a character in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel.[2]

Movie plot[edit]

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Wheelie and Brains are kept as 'pets' by Sam Witwicky. Brains is more perverted than Wheelie, and likes bothering Carly. He also does not like it when Sam and Carly treat them as pets, wishing merely to find a place to call home. Wheelie and Brains are later taken by Carly and Sam to see Lennox after Sam was attacked by Laserbeak at his work place. He helps Sam and Simmons find two former cosmonauts who are hiding in America. During the battle in Chicago, he rides with the Wreckers and cheers as they ride into battle. He and Wheelie are accidentally left behind, but find a crashed Decepticon fighter and fly it to the main Decepticon battle-cruiser, where they sabotage the ship, saving Bumblebee and the other captured Autobots. They then crash the ship in the river.

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, Brains, now missing a leg and wearing a neck brace, ended up held captive by the Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI) technology firm to use his intelligence to help KSI build drones before being rescued by the Autobots.[3] It was Brains who made the startling discovery that Megatron's mind lived, and was manipulating KSI to build him a new body as Galvatron. As he told the Autobots that Galvatron is Megatron reincarnated. As Galvatron had a plan to extinct human life on Earth to build himself a new Decepticon army by detonating the Seed to a large city.

It is unknown if Brains will return in Transformers 5.


  1. ^ John Barber (w), Carlos Magno (p), Aburtov and Graphiksslava (i). Transformers: Rising Storm 1 (February 2011), IDW Publishing
  2. ^ Michael Kelly (2011). Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel. Ballantine Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0-316-18629-2. 
  3. ^ Bay, Michael (May 8, 2014). "John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’". Michael Bay. Retrieved May 8, 2014.