Firestar (Transformers)

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Firestar is a fictional character from the Transformers series. She is a Female Autobots firefighter and romantic interest of the Autobot Inferno.

Transformers: Generation 1[edit]

Firestar/Flareup
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The female Autobots (Firester top right) from Dreamwave Productions.
Autobot
Information
Sub-group Basic Vehicles, Female Autobots
Function Warrior
Partner Fallback, Inferno, Ricochet, Chromia, Alpha Trion, Elita One, Arcee, Flareup, and Moonracer.
Alternate modes Cybertronian truck
Series Transformers: Generation 1
English voice actor Morgan Lofting[1]
Japanese voice actor Masumi Goto

Firestar is a female Autobot and romantic interest of Inferno. She was voiced by Morgan Lofting.

Animated series[edit]

Firestar first appeared in The Transformers episode "The Search for Alpha Trion" as one of the troops under the command of Elita One on Cybertron. She participated on a raid on Shockwave's energon supply with Elita One, Chromia and Moonracer.

Dreamwave Productions[edit]

Elita One, Chromia, Firestar and Moonracer appeared briefly in the final issue of Dreamwave Comics Generation One series among the female Transformers sent by the Quintessons to Cybertron. Although they were supposed to character in the next plot arc involving the return of Optimus Prime, the company's closing left this story unfinished.

Fun Publications[edit]

Firestar trained the young female Autobot Flareup in a BotCon story, she would leave her protégé with Chromia in the future.

Firestar appeared in the story "Battle Lines, Part 6". In order to gather energy for the sapped Autobots, a crew was formed to pilot the Ark. The Female Autobots were to be part of the crew, but a Decepticon attack blocked her and others from reaching the ship before it departed. Soon after, as their current reserve of energies was dangerously low, Elita joined her comrades still on the planet in stasis hibernation pods to await the return of energy resources to their planet.

Video games[edit]

In Transformers: Legends, Hunting parties led by Slipstream and Flamewar managed to stop the Female Autobots (referred to in-game as "Elita One's Squadron"). It is unclear what "stopped" means in this context, as in-continuity information about the Fatal Furies event was limited to two brief blurbs.

Toys[edit]

  • Firestar (2006)
Firestar is a remold of Kup. However, a few have advised us that they might just be a very well done kitbashes.[2]
  • MGT-02 Firestar (unreleased)
An unlicensed toy meant as a homage to Firestar.[3]

Transformers: Prime[edit]

Firestar
Autobot
Information
Sub-group Female Autobots
Partner Chromia, Grimlock and Swoop.
Alternate modes Red and Orange Cybertronian Car
Series Transformers: Prime

Firestar is an Autobot from the Aligned continuity family. Firestar is an Autobot warrior, equally capable of defeating her enemies by running them over in vehicle mode as running them through with her sword. Perhaps her most valuable attribute, however, is her proactivity. Unlike many of her fellows, trapped on a deteriorating planet overrun with monsters and zealots, Firestar is prepared to put herself in harm's way to carry out her missions.

IDW Publishings[edit]

Firestar sought out Grimlock to request his help with an unknown thing that was terrorizing the outpost town of Last Spark, arriving just in time to aid Sludge against a swarm of Insecticons. Mistakenly believing her to be from New Kalis, Sludge took her to Grimlock, only for the Dinobot commander to fly into a berserker rage when he learned her true origin, declaring that Airwave and Last Spark had turned down their help before, and would receive none now. Nonetheless, Sludge and Snarl disobeyed Grimlock and accompanied Firestar back to her town, where she persuaded Airwave to accept their help. Taking them to where the bodies of the dead Autobots were stored, Firestar showed the two Dinobots that they had suffered strange wounds and were devoid of energon, suggesting that something other than an Insecticon was responsible.

When the Dinobots returned from their investigation of Kickback and his swarm, they told Firestar they needed to see the bodies in the crypt. What they discovered was that many of the bodies there, dead since before there were any attacks on the town, had also been drained of energon. Firestar told Airwave that they had to alert the others because the murderer was one of them, but unfortunately for her, it was in fact Airwave himself. He shot her in the back and left her for dead...which was a mistake on his part, because Firestar, after recovering, cut short her commander's rampage through Last Spark, stabbing him through the chest as he was about to kill Sludge. Afterward, she got the Dinobots medical help, but decided to stay behind in Last Spark rather than join the Dinobots at their base. Later, Firestar tried to alleviate Sludge's belief that the Autobots of Last Spark resented him and the other Dinobots, but could do nothing to defuse his frustration with the over-eager Dinobot groupie Zoom.

Last Spark was destroyed in a planet-wide cataclysm, leaving Firestar and Zoom tha only survivors. They went in search of the Dinobots and encountered Sludge, whom Firestar filled in on what had happened. Just as they decided to head for the surface, they were attacked by a new threat. While Sludge attacked the creature, Firestar and Zoom went on towards the surface, only for the Predacon to catch up with them and carry off Zoom. Firestar made it to the surface where she found the Dinobots fighting Forged and warned them of the approaching Predacon. Grimlock promptly sent her to find Chromia and get the other survivors to safety. The Autobots split into three groups to evade the Predacon, and Firestar went with Slug and Bulkhead, eventually making it safely back to Kaon. She looked over Grimlock's plans for a new city they planned to build named "New Spark".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011". Seibertron.com. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Transformers news entry 2006-03-14". Unicron.com. 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Image of Third Party MGT-02 Firestar". Seibertron.com. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-19.