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Witwicky is a surname frequently used for humans in the Transformers brand. The Witwicky family members are the closest human allies of the Autobots. Their motto is "No sacrifice, no victory". They appeared in the original television and comic book series and later in the live action films. They have made cameos in Transformers Animated, the only continuity so far where the Witwicky family don't know the Autobots personally. They have also appeared in the "Shattered Glass" storyline, as evil mirror universe counterparts of their G1 selves.
Archibald Witwicky 
|Motto||"No sacrifice, no victory!"|
|English voice actor||W. Morgan Sheppard (film), Patrick Viall (animated prequel)|
Movie plot 
Archibald Witwicky was a Dutch/English sea captain leading an exploration of the Arctic in 1897 when a crew member found something beneath the ice. They started digging and discovered the frozen Megatron. Witwicky then accidentally activated the Decepticon leader's inertial navigation system which led to a sudden power surge. Unbeknownst to him, the discharge etched a digital map to the All Spark onto the lenses of his glasses. Blinded and forever marked by his vision, Witwicky was committed to a mental institution for life, constantly ranting about visions of the future. A few of his personal items were given to his family, including the pair of glasses. These were passed down over time and eventually given to his great-great-grandson Sam.
The other Autobots and Decepticons arrived on Earth, both searching for the All Spark and the captured Megatron.
Buster Witwicky 
Early Marvel comic art work.
|Function||Autobot leader (briefly)|
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
Buster Witwicky was the first Witwicky depicted in fiction, and filled a similar role in the early comics that Spike filled in the animated series.
Marvel Comics 
Events exclusive to the Marvel U.K. Transformers comics are in italics.
While at a drive-in movie with his girlfriend Jessie and best friend "O", Buster suddenly found his life in danger when the parking lot became a battleground in the first major Earth-based clash between the Autobots and Decepticons. Coming across the wounded vehicle-mode Bumblebee, he brought the car back to his father's workshop, and attempted to fix it, until his father stepped in and completed the job.
Before long, however, Buster had a much more pivotal role to play in the war, when the powerful Decepticon, Shockwave defeated and deactivated all the Autobots, save medical officer Ratchet, and planned to create new troops using the power of the Creation Matrix within Optimus Prime's mind. Sneaking into the Ark, Buster discovered Prime's disembodied head, and Prime transferred the Matrix into Buster's mind, keeping it from Shockwave. Buster soon found that the Matrix gave him the ability to manipulate metal and circuitry, and he used it to disassemble, rebuild and reprogram Shockwave's lifeless drone, Jetfire, and employed him to rescue Optimus Prime, who took the Matrix back into his own body.
A story called "The Gift" in issue #93 of the Marvel U.K. comics explored Jetfire's problems fitting in with the other Autobots. Jetfire then visited Buster Witwicky on Christmas Eve and tell him of his troubles of not fitting in with the Cybertronian-made Autobots. Buster encouraged the young Autobot by telling him he's the first of a new generation of Earth-made Autobots and he should be proud of what he is.
In the U.K. comics, the boy appeared in some further stories starting with Robot Buster, where - worried about the danger he kept being in - Wheeljack and Ratchet built a robot battle-suit for him. Optimus ordered it scrapped and Buster stole it to prove he could handle himself in battle, only to be nearly killed in battle against Frenzy and pursued relentlessly by Shockwave, who later sent the Constructicons out to murder the boy. The stress of these events combined with residual Matrix energy caused Buster to have visions of a strange new generation of Transformers. In order to decipher these visions and cure Buster of them, he and Optimus mind-linked (with the Decepticons spying) and the visions were revealed to be details for producing new "Special Teams" of combiners, which would lead to the development of the Aerialbots and Protectobots.
Angered and afraid for his safety, Sparkplug forbade Buster from seeing the Autobots any further. Outside of helping Jetfire through some morale issues on Christmas Eve, the boy was not seen again for some time, until Sparkplug himself fell victim to a trap laid by Decepticon local commander, Ratbat, which Buster foiled by breaking the hypnotic trance he and the other human victims had been placed under. After a fracas involving the Intelligence and Information Institute and the Predacons, Buster and Goldbug (a recreated version of Bumblebee), whose mind was trapped in a toy car, headed for the Ark, only to find that it had blasted off. At the abandoned site, Buster was attacked by a vengeful Ratbat and whisked away to the Decepticons' island base where he was initially used as a hostage to deter the United States navy from attacking. Buster was employed as part of an overly complex plan to acquire important data - appointing Buster "king" of the island to publicly dissuade human investigation, the Decepticons operated under the cover of a faux holiday resort while they searched for a sunken pirate vessel, which contained two stasis-locked Autobot messengers sent to Earth thousands of years before, containing information on the coming of the almighty Cybertronian data bank, the Underbase. Starscream proceeded to turn the tables on everyone by releasing Buster into the Arctic tundra, where he was forced to summon the Autobots or perish - an action which in turn resulted in the arriving Autobots being overwhelmed by the combined forces of Ratbat and Scorponok's Decepticons, while Starscream used the distraction to steal the power of the Underbase for himself. Buster's last appearance was in U.S. #51, finally back home with his family.
Buster appears in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. In this story, he is the father of Daniel.
Behind the scenes 
Butch Witwicky is the younger brother of both Buster and Spike, and Sparkplug's youngest son who appeared only in the "Forest Rescue Misson" coloring book. The behind the scenes reasons for not appearing in any other media is because "Butch" is the mostly abandoned name for Sparkplug's son in Transformers media.
At OTFCC 2004, Bob Budiansky stated that the story treatment he received from Hasbro used the name Spike. However, his copy of the treatment has the name crossed out and replaced with Buster in his own writing. Budiansky could not recall the details, but speculated at the convention that Hasbro had asked for the name to be changed.
The new name may have been Budiansky's choice, or may have been told to him by somebody at Hasbro. Nevertheless, the name was changed to "Buster" only for the comics series. In the cartoon and most other associated products, Sparkplug's son remained "Spike". The comic series would later see a second son called "Spike" be introduced because of the need to promote the Fortress Maximus toy, which came with "Spike" as a Headmaster unit.
What this implies for "Butch" is that it was probably a very early name for the character, perhaps sent out with the first version of the story treatment that went to licensors for use in their products. The one example of a licensed product which uses the name is the coloring book Forest Rescue Mission. Somewhat surprisingly, this book is published with a copyright of 1985. Most errors such as name mistakes and off-model drawings are found in 1984 products which, presumably, were prepared while the names and models were still in development.
Dreamwave Productions 
Buster did not make any clearly defined appearances in Dreamwave Productions' re-imagined Generation 1 universe, but he did exist, and was referred to as having taken the death of his father particularly badly, turning to alcohol and running up particularly large gambling debts. Straightening out his act, Buster was said to have joined the military; a high-ranking official with the surname of Witwicky was later seen addressing Marissa Faireborn, and although it was not stated, it can be assumed this was intended to be Buster. However, Dreamwave's bankruptcy and subsequent closure left the story untold.
Fun Publications 
In the Shattered Glass universe, Buster Witwicky is an evil mirror-verse version of the Generation 1 character. He has three brothers, Spike, Bruce, and Butch, Butch being the youngest son of the Witwicky's, raised as a car thief. Butch sees himself as the brains, while Spike and Buster are just the dumb muscle, he's not old enough to drive, but that won't stop him from stealing cars. Bruce is the Witwicky's second youngest son and the only one with a legitimate job, as a military sergeant.
In the "Shattered Glass" storyline, four Witwicky brothers, Spike, Buster, Butch and Bruce "Buzz" Witwicky, appeared evil mirror universe counterparts of the Witwickys. Spike was leader of the group, who allied themselves with Rodimus and the evil Autobots, guiding them on Earth and aiding them in taking temporary control of Burbleson Airforce base and the GODS satellite system.
In Transhuman, Butch brought the Autobot Tailgate with him to school to terrorize the students, only to be stopped by the Emulator.
Carly Witwicky 
Daniel Witwicky 
|Partner||Arcee, Wheelie, Hot Rod|
|Alternate Modes||Head of Arcee|
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
|English voice actor||David Mendenhall|
|Japanese voice actor||Tomiko Suzuki|
Daniel Witwicky is a young member of the Witwicky family. He is most often portrayed as the son of Spike and Carly, but was once portrayed as the son of Spike's brother Buster. In IDW continuity, "Daniel" is the first name of Sparkplug Witwicky, the grandfather of this Daniel.
Marvel Comics 
Daniel's sole appearance in the Marvel era Transformers continuity is in part one of the U.K. story "Time Wars" (issue #199), where he is seen alongside his father pleading with Rodimus Prime to save the earth.
Animated series 
Another character conceived for the animated universe, Daniel Witwicky is the son of Carly and Spike, born in 1993. (Note that Daniel's age is not given in the series, but the script for the movie describes him as being 12 years old by the year 2005.) Living in Autobot City on Earth, Daniel was friends with the young Autobot, Hot Rod, as they broke the rules and had fun together in various ways.
In 2005, when Daniel was particularly feeling the absence of his father (stationed on one of Cybertron's moons), events soon escalated to epic proportions as a Decepticon attack on the city foreshadowed the coming of the planet-eater, Unicron. Watched over by the female Autobot Arcee for the majority of the adventure, Daniel was given his father's old transforming "Exo-Suit" battle armor when the Autobots' shuttle crashed on the Planet of Junk, and he used its powers to escape attacks by the Decepticons and Junkions, and to aid Springer in battle against Wreck-Gar. Arriving on Cybertron, the Autobots' craft was piloted directly into Unicron's massive body, where Daniel was separated from the Autobots, but discovered his father and the three Autobots (Bumblebee, Jazz, and Cliffjumper) who had been captured earlier in the movie when Unicron had consumed Cybertron's twin moons and saved them from meeting a nasty end in an acid vat.
Subsequently, with Hot Rod now in the form of Rodimus Prime and consumed with the duties of leadership, Daniel made a new best friend in the form of new Autobot recruit Wheelie, and they got up to their fair share of trouble when they set out on their own to discover Ultra Magnus's birthday, and stumbled into the clutches of the Decepticons, necessitating rescue by the subject of their search. It was not the last time Daniel wound up in trouble, however, as he and Grimlock soon found their way to the sorcerous dimension of Menonia, where Daniel was imprisoned by the tyrannical Red Wizard. Not long after his return to Cybertron, he was kidnapped by the Quintessons, who sought to harness the unpredictable nature of humans against the Autobots by bringing Daniel's nightmares to life. Daniel was also able to aid the Autobots at times, acting as part of a plan to steal Trypticon's transformation cog.
In 2007, during a friendly race against Blurr, Daniel and Hot Rod worked together to achieve victory, proving one of the theories created by Autobot scientist Brainstorm - that Transformers and humans functioned better together than separately. Soon after, Daniel was among the Autobots and humans who were blasted to the planet Nebulos by the energies of the Plasma Energy Chamber. There, after the Decepticons followed them to the planet and attacked, Daniel attempted to defend Arcee and was mauled by Snapdragon, leaving him fatally wounded. Only the life-support equipment of the Nebulan rebels the Autobots had taken up with was able to keep him alive long enough for the incredible change that was to come. Brainstorm's idea of co-operation was taken to its ultimate extreme when idea Spike performed a procedure to bond some of the rebels and Autobots together as Headmasters to pool their abilities against the Decepticons and Nebulos's evil ruling "Hive". Additionally, to save Daniel's life, Arcee offered herself up as his Headmaster partner, and Daniel and she became bonded, Arcee's head transforming into a duplicate of the Exo-Suit Daniel had previously worn (though in one unusual animation error, when Daniel is seen inside her head, he is still wearing the exo-suit). In the resultant battles against the Decepticons, who duplicated the process, Arcee and Daniel were able to reacquire the stolen key to the Plasma Energy Chamber, but were captured by the Decepticon super-robot, Scorponok, and Daniel was tortured, forcing Arcee to give up the key. Spike - now a Headmaster himself - rescued his son and stopped the Decepticons' plan.
With the removal of'"The Rebirth" from Japanese continuity, replaced with the Transformers: The Headmasters series, Daniel never became a Headmaster on the other side of the Pacific Ocean - instead, he acted as the primary supporting human character of the series, appearing in almost every episode and regularly playing integral roles alongside Wheelie. Although by all rights supposedly older than he was in his American cartoon appearances, the Japanese interpretation of Daniel regresses his personality to a much more petulant, immature child who often bursts into tears; in that regard, much of the Headmasters series is actually about Daniel growing up and maturing.
After Fortress and his Headmasters joined up with the Cybertronian Autobots, Daniel and Wheelie sneaked aboard their battleship so that they could see other planets, and although they were discovered, Fortress allowed them to accompany them on their mission to Planet Beast. Daniel subsequently performed the remarkable act of saving Cybertron by planting the explosives that destroyed a gravity-warping meteor that Galvatron had set on course with the planet. Daniel's tales of Earth ninjas helped expose the deception wrought by Sixshot, and when captured by Decepticons on Mars, he activated the homing signal that brought the Autobots to the planet.
When Spike attempted to hold a peace conference with Galvatron, the Decepticon leader demanded that he leave Daniel on Earth as a show of his good faith. Spike was willing to comply, until the peace conference was revealed as a distraction that allowed the Decepticons to get a heard start on pillaging other planets for energy. Daniel and Wheelie were then permitted by Spike to travel with Fortress and his crew when they set off in pursuit of the Decepticons across the galaxy, so that he might see more planets and grow through his experiences - sadly, it was mostly violence that Daniel saw, although such experiences helped harden him to the realities of war. He was offered one peaceful respite, however, when he met the beautiful young girl, Papika, on the planet of Paradise.
As the Autobots were chasing the Decepticons back to Earth, Daniel foolishly disobeyed orders and sneaked into one of Battleship Maximus's weapons turrets, only for it to be damaged in battle and disconnected from the craft, sending Daniel plummeting to the deserted planet Diamond. Sixshot had also been caught in the storm that dragged him to Diamond, and he rescued the boy from the wreckage, much to Daniel's surprise. Sixshot explained that he might be a Decepticon, but he didn't kill children. In the subsequent adventure they had together, battling Diamond's dangerous native rock creatures, Daniel came to believe that Sixshot was an honorable warrior, and consequently attempted to stop the duel that ensued between him and Chromedome.
Back on Earth, natural disasters caused by Scorponok's plan to destroy the planet began to cause chaos, and Daniel proved to his father how much he had grown by rescuing his mother from the bottom of a cliff. Soon after, during the final battle at the North Pole, Daniel was defended against Decepticon attacks by Sixshot, and as Fortress Maximus was locked in combat with Scorponok, Daniel hit upon the idea of combining all the Transformers' and his energies with the Headmasters' Head Formation, channeling all their power into Fortress Maximus, who destroyed Scorponok's Transtector and won the battle. Daniel was then forced to say his tearful goodbyes as the Autobots left Earth to pursue the Decepticons into space.
Daniel appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. In this continuity, his father was Buster Witwicky.
In the Japanese manga "Big War" #2 the Autobots Rodimus Prime, Grimlock, Kup and Wheelie, along with their human allies Spike Witwicky and Daniel Witwicky send Computron into battle against Galvatron's new warrior combiner Abominus. The Terrorcons spit "corrosive control liquid" against Computron, taking control of him and turning him into a Decepticon. Spike luckily uses his new Exosuit to free Computron with "defense spray". Defeated, Galvatron retreats.
Dreamwave Productions 
Daniel would make a brief cameo appearance in Dreamwave Productions' first Generation One mini-series as a toddler.
3H Publishing 
In the Transformers Universe comic released at Botcon 2001, in a story set some years after we had last seen Daniel, we see that he is now a teenager and a college student, who still adventures with the Transformers during semester breaks. Unfortunately, he and Wheelie are involved, with other Transformers including Arcee and Springer, in a major fight with an army of robot ninja drones patterned after Nightbird from the episode of the same name. Wheelie is injured and the only way to stop the robots from causing more harm is for Daniel to detonate manually a large number of explosives, committing suicide to give his friends time to get clear. His loss is deeply felt by Arcee, who enters a long period of depression as a result.
Transformers Animated 
|English voice actor||Tara Strong|
|Japanese voice actor||N/A|
Daniel is the son of Carly and Spike Witwicky. Since his parents work for Professor Sumdac, he is forced into being friends with his daughter, Sari.
Spike, Carly and Daniel are seen at a hot dog stand in "Transform and Roll Out" and was later seen in "Sound and Fury" and "Headmaster" voiced by Tara Strong.
Daniel, Carly and Spike were also seen in both parts of "Human Error", computer simulations of them riding a bus in the first part while their proper selves appeared in the second.
Daniel would later appear in an animated short where he asked Optimus Prime where his trailer goes when he transforms into robot mode, a question in which even Optimus himself cannot figure out the answer.
- Generation 1 Headmaster Arcee (unreleased)
- Like all the new characters in the movie (with the exception of Ultra Magnus), Arcee was designed for animation first, but while the other new characters inspired toys that saw final release, Arcee's design never passed early prototype stages. When she became a Headmaster, Takara dallied with the idea of repainting the Chromedome toy to represent her, but the suggestion was abandoned. A few pictures of prototypes have appeared online. In robot mode,Daniel would have been able to turn into Arcee's head, in vehicle mode he would have formed the front of the car.
- Heroes of Cybertron Arcee (2001)
- A non-transforming "Heroes of Cybertron" Daniel Witwicky was released in 2001 with Arcee.
Jessie Witwicky 
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Dracula carrying Jessie on the cover of The Essential Tomb of Dracula No. 1.
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
|English voice actor||Joy Grdnic|
|Japanese voice actor||Gara Takashima|
In the original Marvel Transformers comic book series, Jessie (also spelled Jesse) was Buster Witwicky's girlfriend. In one story book, Jessie marries Buster and has a kid named Daniel, sharing the name of Spike and Carly's son. If Buster would ever get mad at Jessie, she would want to "apologize", usually these apologies were actually kisses.
Jessie and Circuit Breaker are the only two characters who originally appeared in the Transformers comic series, to have later appeared in Marvel Comics stories unrelated to Transformers. In Jessie's case, going as far as appearing in the Dracula series.
Marvel Comics 
Note: Stories from the U.K. Transformers series are in italics.
Jesse's first and only appearance in Marvel Comics outside the Transformers comic series was in the Tomb of Dracula #1 (Apr 1972) where she was briefly turned into a vampire by Dracula, only to be killed in the next issue.
While watching the movie A Kiss for Us at the Community Drive-In, Jessie and Buster were making out in his car when it was rear-ended by a mysterious Volkswagen Beetle (Bumblebee). During the following Decepticon attack, Buster told Jessie and "O" to find help, while he drove away in the Bug. Buster was unreachable for some time, which worried Jessie and "O", but while walking about, listening to the Dazzler on their stereo, Buster returned with Bumblebee and explained that he had been caught up in the Autobot/Decepticon war. Buster and Bumblebee drove away before his friends could process this incredible information.
Tragically, Buster's father, Sparkplug Witwicky was kidnapped by the evil Decepticons, forcing Buster further into the conflict. As he drove away inside Optimus Prime to rescue his father, Jessie was starstruck by his bravery, though she was terrified for his safety. She knew that he was sensitive, but she had not realized that he was so brave! She futilely tried to escape her worries by retreating to her ballet class, but as they watched their neighbors pack up and leave town, even there, the Transformers conflict was made evident. She wondered if she would ever see Buster again.
After Sparkplug's heart attack, "O" and Jessie came to visit Buster in his father's autorepair shop. Buster was understandably cross, but his friends made matters worse when they indirectly suggested that autorepair is an easy skill to pick up. Enraged on behalf of his father's profession, Buster shooed his friends out of the garage. After a period of not talking to Buster at school, Jessie surprised Buster by asking him if he would accompany her on a bike ride to the falls. Though she avoided the subject of their recent fight, when her bike's chain suddenly broke, she had no choice but to bring up the subject. She apologized.
Her apology was interrupted by Buster's father, Bumblebee, and Bluestreak, of which the latter two were curious about Buster and Jessie's romantic display. They were further interrupted by an attack from both Laserbeak, who had been spying on them, and later the newly-built Decepticon, Jetfire. Buster stopped the attack by revealing that he had been in possession of the Autobot Creation Matrix for some time, and he used it to disassemble Jetfire dramatically before their eyes.
Seeking revenge on Buster for humiliating him, Shockwave ordered Soundwave to kill the boy. In the wake of Buster's returning the Creation Matrix to Optimus Prime, the Matrix-induced nightmares that remained began to take their toll on Buster and Jessie's relationship, a problem that Sparkplug hoped would be resolved by a trip to the local demolition derby. Soundwave and the Constructicons arrived in the middle of the derby, and when the Constructicons combined into Devastator, Buster grabbed his head and screamed. As he collapsed in Jessie's arms, she cried, assuming the worst. Cradling his limp body, she angrily guarded him as Soundwave advanced. But before Soundwave could complete the assassination, his sensors detected within Buster's Matrix-enhanced brain lay the keys to the future of the Transformers race. He abruptly called for a retreat. Jessie loaded Buster, who was now awake, but delirious, into Ratchet, and they hurried back to the Ark.
Once Sparkplug, Jessie, and her boyfriend arrived, Optimus Prime decided that the only way to get to the bottom of Buster's visions of a second generation of Transformers was for him to monitor Buster's dreams as they both slumbered. When Buster and Optimus woke up, excitedly (and in unison) proclaiming the imminent arrival of the Special Teams, Buster began talking nonsense about Superion, Menasor, and other creatures. Regardless, he was smiling again, so Jessie and Sparkplug were relieved all the same.
Jessie was almost brainwashed into serving the Decepticons by a Car Wash of Doom, but Buster managed to get her out of the highly suggestible state of mind she was in, thereby killing any chance he had of getting further than second base with her. The humans of Earth thank Buster for his sacrifice.
Later, while Buster was being held captive by Decepticons, Jessie visited Sparkplug at his house. Blaster arrived in an egg transport seeking help spying on the Decepticons at Club Con and possibly rescuing Buster. It was agreed that Jessie would blend into the crowd at Club Con better than Sparkplug, so she and Blaster visited the place as tourists. While snorkeling, Jessie discovered an underwater entrance to the island used by the Seacons. She sneaked in with Blaster, even though he objected.
Inside, they found Buster chained to the wall. Buster told them what Decepticons were up to, but the room was too small for Blaster to transform and cut the chain, so they had to leave him behind. Against Blaster's advice, Jessie snuck into a Decepticon meeting and stole Raindance and Grand Slam. The theft was soon discovered, and Ratbat sent the Seacons to the beach in pursuit. Blaster transformed to protect the tourists. The battle was going badly, so Blaster spit the mini-cassettes into the ocean to lure the Seacons away.
Blaster transformed again and the two were able to blend into the crowd once more. Jessie apologized for messing things up, but Blaster told her she was a big help in finding out important info. Plus, she was able to get a tan, so the mission wasn't a total waste of her time. Thrust and Vortex gave the tourists a ride home while Starscream apologized for the disruption.
Animated series 
Although Jessie did not appear in the 1980s animated series, a similar looking character named Jessica Morgan would. She is a scientist in the far flung future of 2007. While testing the new heat resistant metal Jessica's father and her colleague/boyfriend Gregory Swofford had developed, their ship came across the ship that was carrying the lifeless body of Optimus Prime. Gregory was willing to leave it to be destroyed in the impending supernova, as he had been scarred during a fight between Prime and Megatron. Jessica, however, decided to retrieve it, and convinced Gregory to help her. After loading the body, the sun went nova. The special alloy on their ship succeeded in protecting it from the heat and radiation, but it coated the ship with a strange spore.
Returning to Earth, Jessica and Gregory met with Jessica's father, Mark, who had helped them develop the metal, discovering that the spore that coated the ship induced rage. However, the Terrorcons attacked, trying to retrieve the metal for Galvatron. The Technobots arrived to stop them, and Jessica was injured in the battle, paralyzing her. Enraged, Mark and Gregory decided to play god and bring Optimus Prime back to life in an attempt to infect the Transformers with the spores. First Aid developed an exosuit to help Jessica walk, but Mark and Gregory, driven by their hatred for robots, forced her to lead the Autobots into a trap. Jessica warned Rodimus Prime and Ultra Magnus of the trap, but the Autobot commander ran headlong into it when he learned that the scientists had Optimus' body. Unfortunately, the plan worked as intended, and Transformers were infected with the Hate Plague which quickly spread all over the world.
After Optimus Prime was revived by a Quintesson, the Autobot leader found himself at a loss without the Matrix of Leadership. Jessica recommended that he coat himself with the heat resistant metal she and Swofford developed, as it would allow him to remove the Matrix from the infected Rodimus without being infected himself. Though she was asked to remain in Autobot City, Jessica convinced the Autobots to take her with them to Chaar to retrieve the metal with Galvatron's help. One by one, they were whittled down until all that remained were Prime, Jessica, Galvatron, and Sky Lynx. Upon seeing the metal, Jessica declared that there was enough to coat Optimus with it...which Galvatron heard. Jessica jumped in Galvatron's line of fire, distracting the Decepticon leader enough for Prime and Sky Lynx to disarm him. Unfortunately, Cyclonus arrived and infected both Galvatron and Jessica. However, Jessica's idea worked: with the heat resistant metal, Optimus Prime recovered the Matrix and used it to cure the universe. Upon regaining her senses, Jessica found and embraced Gregory. Some time after, Jessica was present for the apology that her father and Gregory gave to Optimus Prime.
Either Jessie or Carly appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books.
IDW Publishing 
Jessie is the name of a little girl and has no relation to any of the Witwickys'.
In Infiltration #1, Jessie and her family were set to ride on a bus from Phoenix to Los Angeles, when Verity Carlo swiped Jessie's bus ticket from Jessie's mother's purse. When the mother failed to find the ticket, Jessie broke into tears and the family was forced to remain behind as the bus drove off with Verity in it.
Fun Publications 
In the Shattered Glass universe, Jesse is an evil mirror-verse version of the Generation 1 character. Jesse appears as one of students at Butch Witwicky's school in Transhuman.
Judith Witwicky 
|Series||Transformers film series|
|English voice actor||Julie White|
Judith "Judy" Witwicky is Sam's mother and Ron's wife, played by Julie White. She is somewhat flighty as she dresses up Sam's male dog, Mojo, in girly colors and jewelry. She is also very emotional and prone to cursing when in a bad mood.
Movie plot 
She is one of the few humans to know of the Transformers, though she almost spills the secret in public after eating a brownie laced with marijuana while dropping Sam off at college. While high from the pot brownies, she also babbled to all the nearby girls that her son had lost his virginity, "popped his cherry" (with Mikaela presumably) whilst she was in the house and that he's "quite a catch". Sam and his father Ron quickly hustled her away before she could embarrass them further and reveal the secret of the Autobots. Afterwards, she goes to Paris with Ron where they are kidnapped by the Decepticons to serve as a bargaining chip. She and her husband are later rescued during the final battle in Egypt by Sam and Bumblebee who kills her kidnapper Rampage. Sam insists his parents leave him, but while his father refuses, Judy finally realizes Sam's grown up and convinces Ron to let him go. She later rushes back after Sam is killed by Megatron's plasma blast. She appears at the beginning of the third film, upon seeing the Bumblebee no longer lives with Sam, and has bought a similar looking car, which Judy calls a "sad piece of shit". Sam tells her and Ron to leave Washington DC before the Decepticons attack it the next day.
Ronald/Sparkplug Witwicky 
Samuel James "Spike" Witwicky 
In real life 
Contrary to popular belief, Witwicky is a real name, but a vanishingly rare one. The U.S. Social Security Death Index records the passing of only two people with that name in the United States in the last 50 years. However, the alternate spelling Witwicki is a relatively more common one, occurring 33 times in the Social Security Death Index. It is possible that the name originates from the Poland/Ukraine area of Eastern Europe, specifically the village of Witwica, and that the name itself means 'the one from Witwica'.
See also 
- Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (May 1, 2009). Eye in the Sky. Fun Publications.
- U.S. Social Security Death Index: Witwicky
- U.S. Social Security Death Index: Witwicki
- PolishRoots.org: A discussion of the origins of the name Witwicki