Flareup (Transformers)

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Flareup is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. The name Flareup was adopted by Hasbro's legal department when they were unable to okay the use of Firestar.

Transformers: Timelines[edit]

Timelines Flareup toy
Sub-group Basic Vehicles, Convention exclusives, Female Transformers
Function Demolitions
Rank 3
Partner Ratchet
Motto "Where there's fire, there's me."
Alternate Modes Motorcycle
Series Transformers: Timelines
English voice actor Anastasia Matejka

Flareup was a student of the Autobot Firestar.[1]

According to the toy designers they originally planned for this character to be a new version of Generation 1 Firestar, but when that name was unavailable they called her Flareup and made her Firestar's student.


Flareup was named the 5th top unfortunately named Transformer by Topless Robot.[2]

Fun Publications[edit]

Flareup first appears in the 2005 Botcon exclusive story "Descent into Evil". She is part of Ironhide's squad, sent to investigate Deathsaurus' attempts to clone an army of Insecticons. She and the other members of the squad are captured, but are rescued when backup arrives.

Flareup appears as a resident of Axiom Nexus in the 2008 BotCon voice actor play "Bee in the City", voiced by Anastasia Matejka. In this story, Professor Sumdac attempts to create a teleportation system to get the Autobots to Cybertron, but an interaction with Sari Sumdac's key ends up transporting Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sari to Transtech Cybertron, where they meet Flareup and are detained by Shockwave. Bumblebee teams up with Beast Wars Megatron to free his comrades, but then has to stop Megatron from taking the key for himself. Afterwards the Autobots and Sari return to their own dimension.


  • Timelines Scout Flareup (2005)
Flareup is a remold of Energon Arcee. She is an exclusive Transformers action figure, from the Hasbro Toy Company, available only at the Transformers Collectors Convention known as Botcon in 2005.[3][4]

Transformers: Generation 1[edit]

Live action film series[edit]

Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles, Female Autobots, Scouts
Partner Arcee, Chromia
Alternate Modes MV Agusta F4
Series Transformers film series
Transformers (2010)
English voice actor Grey DeLisle
Japanese voice actor Masako Katsuki

Flareup was originally the name for the character that would eventually become Elita-1, the sister of Arcee and Chromia. This character is not related to Elita-1 who appeared in the toy line and Comic Books for the first film. Although not portrayed in the live-action movie, Elita-One now has a toy in the movie line, although it is a redeco of an Arcee from Transformers: Energon.

According to writer Roberto Orci, he planned for the three motorcycles to be a single individual named Arcee, but director Michael Bay went with the idea of the Hasbro biographies of the three motorcycles being individuals.[citation needed]

Transformers: Animated[edit]

Series Transformers: Animated
English voice actor Susan Blu

Flareup is a minor character in the Transformers Animated series. Susan Blu voices her in a southern accent, honoring Anastasia Matejka's rendition of the character. As a pun on her name, her lower legs resemble Flares.

Animated Series[edit]

Flareup first appeared in a crowd scene at the end of "Decepticon Air". She next appeared in "This is Why I Hate Machines", when Captain Fanzone was Transwarped to Cybertron. Disgusted by the organic creature, she urged Grandus to step on him.


  1. ^ "Flareup". Seibertron.com. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  2. ^ Kevin Guhl (December 16, 2009). "The 30 Most Unfortunately Named Transformers". 
  3. ^ "Flareup (2005) - Autobot Demolitions". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Transformers Timelines Flareup Toy Review". BWTF. Retrieved 2013-07-19.