Ironhide


 

 

 

G1 Cartoon

Ironhide was an Autobot who was featured a lot more than others.  Ironhide seemed to be a little older than the majority of the Autobots.  There were a few times when Ironhide was Optimus Prime’s second in command.  Ironhide’s animation model was significantly different from his toy.  Ironhide transformed into a red van.  Aside for his typical combat abilities, Ironhide demonstrated the ability to spray fluids (usually liquid nitrogen but other liquids were shown at times) from his hands.


Ironhide is part of the crew of the Ark, the ship that Optimus Prime uses to leave Cybertron in search for a new home.  During the trip, the Ark gets hit by asteroids and Ironhide winds up injuring his shoulder.  He leaks lubricants all over himself but is strong enough to fire on the meteors, saving the Ark.  The Decepticons soon board the ship.  Soundwave attacks several Autobots, and Ironhide drop kicks Soundwave. The Ark crashes into Earth and the Autobots and Decepticons are dormant for millions of years.  Ironhide is part of an Autobot strike force to stop the Decepticons from gathering energy.  The Autobots track the Decepticons to an off shore oil platform.  Once they arrive, the Decepticons attack.  Ironhide duels with Starscream using metal poles as spears.  After a brief battle, Megatron damages the oil rig and retreats with the Decepticons.  


Ironhide soon sees action again when the Autobots go to Sherman Dam to defend it against Decepticons.  He and Bumblebee try to alleviate the flooding waters together.  Ironhide transforms into vehicle mode and Bumblebee rides inside of him.  Bumblebee uses a laser to dig trenches for the water to pour into, saving a lot of humans.  The Autobots then attempt to stop the Decepticons from mining the ruby crystals of Burma.  Ironhide wants to commit to a frontal assault, but Sparkplug has a different idea.  Sparkplug and Bumblebee sneak into the mine to plant explosives.


When the explosives go off, Bumblebee and Sparkplug are still in the mine.  Ironhide is the first to start digging out the mine in search of his friends.  He uses a drill mounted on his arm to dig through the rock.  Soon after the Autobots dig out their friends, the Decepticons escape.  Ironhide tries to catch the Decepticons by flying after them.  Bluestreak flies after Ironhide.  Ironhide deploys a rocket launcher from his back and hits Skywarp with a missile.  Skywarp teleports behind the two Autobots and starts attacking them.  They try to avoid his attacks, but Skywarp shoots Ironhide out of the air.  He lands in a pond, and can’t move.  Bluestreak gets him out of the water and loads him into Ratchet for repairs.


After Ironhide is repaired, he is part of an Autobot assault team whose mission is to prevent the Decepticons from leaving Earth.  The Autobots arrive at the same time that the Decepticons are boarding their ship.  During the battle, The Autobots have the upper hand in the battle, but the Decepticons retreat to their space cruiser but crash into the ocean.


After months of peace, the Decepticons resurface and attack a solar power plant.  Optimus Prime organizes a team of Autobots to stop them.  Ironhide is included in the team.  The Autobots burst into the power plant and fight the Decepticons.  As the Decepticons are escaping with the Energon, Megatron transforms himself into gun mode and Soundwave wields him to fire on Optimus Prime.  Ironhide leaps into the path of the blast and saves Optimus.  Then Decepticons escape.  Optimus Prime has Ratchet repair Ironhide.  Later, Ironhide is part of a rescue party to save Spike from the Decepticons.  The Autobots don’t know they are walking into a trap.  Inside of a cave, the Decepticons trap the Autobots inside, and attack.  Soundwave is about to deploy Ravage to fight the Autobots, but Ironhide attacks him and prevents Ravage joining the fight.  Megatron watches and is about to fire on Ironhide.  Optimus Prime dives though the air and saves Ironhide, repaying Ironhide for saving him at the power plant.  When the Decepticons retreat, they trap the Autobots inside of the cave.  Ratchet starts to repair Bumblebee inside of the cave and discovers that Bumblebee’s memory circuits were altered.  Once Ratchet repairs him, he reveals the true location of the Space Bridge.  Together, the Autobots fire on the rocks which are keeping them trapped in the cave.  They then go to the correct location of the Decepticon Space Bridge.  The Autobots arrive just in time to save Spike.  Ironhide wants to blow up the pod with a bazooka, but that will kill Spike.  Optimus Prime and Bumblebee save Spike.  Optimus Prime knocks the pod off course and Megatron gathers up the Energon to send to Cybertron.  He is also sent to Cybertron, but is thought to have died.


 Ironhide is part of an Autobot team whose mission was to stop the Decepticons from gaining the power of Anti Matter. When the Autobots attack, Megatron uses the Anti Matter Energon Cubes as weapons, causing a massive explosion.  The Decepticons escape and the damaged Autobots return to base for repairs.


Ironhide later helps defend a munitions factory against the Decepticons.  The factory is making weapons for the humans to fight the Decepticons with.  The Autobots arrive too late.  The battle is over and Optimus Prime is damaged.  Ironhide tows Optimus Prime and his trailer back to the Ark for repairs..  Wheeljack and Ratchet work on Optimus, but Optimus Prime is fading away.  During the repairs, Laserbeak sneaks onto the Ark and damages Optimus more.  Optimus Prime needs a part from Cybertron, so Ironhide and several other Autobots track down the Decepticon Space Bridge to go to the mechanical planet.  They are attacked by Shockwave when they get to Cybertron.  Ironhide helps the Autobots escape when he makes a hole in the wall using liquid nitrogen. Then Ironhide shoots a sticky compound at Shockwave’s feet, trapping him.   Once Ironhide finds the part, the Autobots plan to go back to Earth.  The Autobots are attacked by several Decepticons who use Acid Rain as a weapon.  They are about to die, but Trailbreaker uses his force field to protect them from the Acid Rain.  They are then able to return to Earth with the new part for Optimus.  Optimus Prime is repaired just in time to save all of the Autobots from destruction.


When the Decepticons are causing climate change by stealing Earth’s thermal energy from the Arctic, Ironhide is part of the assault team to stop the Decepticons.  When they reach their destination, they find a new Decepticon guarding the Decepticon camp.  This Decepticon is named Skyfire.  Skyfire attacks and the Autobots scatter.  The battle ends when Skyfire brings Spike and Sparkplug to Megatron.  When the Autobots try to save them, Gears, Ratchet, Ironhide and Hound fall through the ice.  They travel through the ice caves, and come across Soundwave and Reflector making Energon Cubes.  Megatron discovers them and they are captured.  Ironhide and the Autobots are bound to a large crystal.  Starscream wants Skyfire to execute them.  Skyfire refuses and Starscream shoots him in the chest.  Thinking that Skyfire is dead, Starscream then fires on the captured Autobots.  When the dust clears, he sees nothing but Autobot body parts in the snow.  Thinking they are dead, Starscream returns to the caves.  The Autobots were saved by Hound who made an illusion of dead Autobots.  The Autobots are soon attacked by the Decepticons while Ratchet works on fixing Skyfire.  Skyfire defeats the Decepticons, but is buried in ice again.


At the Ark, the Autobots are feeling some unusual seismic events.  Spike and Ironhide look for the cause.  They find a cavern with dinosaur bones in it.  This sparks the creation of the Dinobots.  When the Dinobots come online, they attack the Autobots.  Ironhide is damaged when Sludge fires on him with laser eye beams.  The Dinobots are deactivated and sent to the hidden cavern.  Ironhide then goes with several other Autobots to fight the Decepticons at a dam.Megatron  attacks the Autobots, sending them plummeting into the water.  The Decepticons bind the Autobots with energy chains, and prepare to destroy them.  Before the Decepticons can fire, Wheeljack and the Dinobots save the Autobots.  While the Dinobots are fighting the Decepticons, Wheeljack frees the captured Autobots.  


Ironhide and the Autobots take Skyfire to Peru to stop the Decepticons from turning an energy crystal into a weapon.  They go to a mining village which Megatron is attacking to get raw materials to build a cannon for the crystal.   While escaping, Megatron fires on a mountain, causing an avalanche to occupy the Autobots. .  The Autobots then make their way to the Inca Temple to battle the Decepticons.  As they approach, Megatron fires the cannon at the Autobots, but they are able to dodge his attacks.  During the battle, Megatron destroys a hill which covers the Autobots in rubble.  The Autobots dig themselves out and continue to try to stop the Decepticons.  The Decepticons attack in force, and the Autobots are trapped behind cover.  Ironhide and Optimus Prime are able to avoid detection and together, they attack Megatron.   Megatron fires at them with the cannon and hits Ironhide.  Ironhide falls and Optimus Prime catches him when he falls.  Ironhide soon recovers and attacks Megatron.  Megatron tries to hit him with the Crystal Cannon, but Ironhide leaps over the cannon and tackles Megatron.  Ironhide is no match for Megatron.  Megatron grabs Ironhide and lifts him up.  Then Megatron tosses Ironhide at Optimus Prime.  Megatron goes back to the crystal cannon and points it at the two Autobots.  Before he can fire, he is attacked by Skyfire who destroys the cannon.  The Decepticons are defeated and retreat.


Ironhide and the Autobots respond to Chip’s call for help.  Chip discovers a meteor that is about to hit Earth.  Ironhide and the Autobots go to an observatory to see how they can help.  Chip tells the Autobots that the meteor contains a significant amount of energy inside of it.  The Autobots want to prevent the Decepticons from acquiring it.   When the meteor crashes to Earth, debris flies everywhere.  It is about to hit Chip and Spike, but Ironhide shields them.  Optimus Prime has the Dinobots guard the meteor, and the rest of the Autobots return to base.  Later Ratchet and Wheeljack have Prowl, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, and Ironhide test the new Dinobots, Snarl and Swoop.  Ironhide tries to lift Snarl, but Snarl is too big.  He swats Ironhide away with his tail.


While Optimus Prime and several Autobots are in India, Sparkplug does maintenance on Ironhide.  They are interrupted when Rumble creates an earthquake inside of the Ark.  Ironhide, Bumblebee, and Sideswipe start searching for Rumble inside of their headquarters.  Later, the Autobots learn that the Decepticons are building a massive Space Bridge.  Ironhide goes with Optimus Prime, and the Autobots to investigate.  


The Decepticons are successful in activating the Space Bridge.  It brings Cybertron to Earth and causes numerous natural disasters across the globe.  Ironhide mentions that he never thought he would be sad to see Cybertron.  Optimus Prime feels defeated.  His actions may cause Earth to be destroyed.  Ironhide tells him that he had no other choice.  The Autobots are forced to retreat when Soundwave uses a sonic attack to clear the area.  Later, the Autobots are forced to evacuate their base when the volcano that houses their ship becomes active again. Ironhide rushes into the core of the volcano and starts shooting at the roof.  Rocks fall in the lava cooling it down and the Autobots can go back to their base.


Ironhide and the Autobots travel on surfboards on the ocean.  There is a massive tidal wave approaching them.  The Autobots use the momentum of the tidal wave to travel to Megatron’s base on Earth.  The Autobots arrive just in time to see Megatron escape on a starship filled with Energon Cubes.  The Autobots track Megatron to a tropical island where he is using slaves to put Energon Cubes in his ship. Once the mind controlled slaves are out of harms way, the Autobots attack.   The Autobots are about to be defeated when Skyfire arrives with reinforcements.  The Autobots are victorious when they destroy Megatron’s ship.. The explosion caused by the Energon Cubes inside of it knocks Cybertron out of Earth’s orbit.  Earth is saved and the Autobots assume that Megatron is dead.


Earth is safe from destruction, but it is in bad condition.  Ironhide helps with the rebuilding process.  He fills holes in with cement.   When the Autobots learn that Megatron is alive, the Autobots follow the Decepticons to Dr. Arkeville’s lab.  When the Decepticons learn they are being followed, Megatron sends Skywarp and Thundercracker to attack the Autobots. Optimus Prime orders the Autobots to transform and get to cover.  Wheeljack and Ironhide both say they want to fight not hide.  The brief battle ends after Optimus Prime throws Megatron in a lake and the Decepticons retreat.  The Autobots continue to follow the Decepticons, but the Decepticons lead them into a trap.  They guide the Autobots into a canyon filled with quicksand.  The Autobots transform to dig themselves out, but the Decepticons get away.  Ironhide is instrumental in saving the Autobots from the quicksand.  As they are sinking, Ironhide freezes the quicksand with his liquid nitrogen blast.   Optimus Prime and Megatron work together to save the Earth and the Autobots return home.


Ironhide goes to Bali with the Autobots to investigate an Insecticon attack.  Once the Autobots start attacking the Decepticons and Insecticons, they fly into the air to get away.  The Autobots track the Insecticons and Decepticons to an oil refinery.  When the Autobots arrive, they fight the Decepticons.  Thundercracker ignites the oil slicked water.  The fire is about to spread to an oil tanker and the refinery.  Ironhide puts the fire out with his liquid nitrogen.  The battle ends when the Insecticons betray the Decepticons and steal their Energon Cubes.  


Ironhide detects Decepticon energy signatures approaching the Autobot base.  It turns out to be only one Decepticon, Megatron.  He challenges Optimus Prime to a one on one battle in an ancient Cybertronian custom.  Ironhide travels with the Autobots to a crater in the desert to watch the battle.  After Optimus loses the battle (because Megatron cheated), Ironhide wants to fight the Decepticons.  Optimus Prime doesn’t know Megatron cheated and orders him to stand down.  Ironhide goes with the Autobots travel back to the Ark to prepare to leave Earth forever. When the Autobots get close to their base, they see the Dinobots fighting Devestator.  Ironhide wants to help the Dinobots, but Optimus reminds him that they can’t.  Chip figures out that Megatron cheated and the Autobots stay on Earth.  The Autobots fight the Decepticons outside of their base and drive them into a lava filled crack in the Earth.  The Autobots assume that the Decepticons are not only defeated, but dead.


Sparkplug creates Autobot X, a mindless creature made of Autobot spare parts, the robot immediately starts trying to destroy the Autobot base.  Ironhide, Prowl, and Trailbreaker work together to destroy the robot.  Ironhide goes back into action almost right away.  He joins Optimus Prime and several other Autobots to defend an Air Force Base from the Decepticons.  When the Autobots arrive, Ironhide is shot in the chest by Starscream.    Spike is injured in the battle and is in a coma.  Sparkplug, Wheeljack, and Ratchet put Spike’s mind into Autobot X’s robot body.  Autobot Spike can’t think clearly and is violent.  He winds up joining the Decepticons.  When the Decepticons attack, Ironhide fires a weird liquid at them.  The Decepticons are forced to retreat when Autobot Spike uses Megatron in gun mode to attack them.


Wheeljack is using a hologram of Laserbeak to test his new invention.  When Ironhide enters the lab, he thinks the hologram of Laserbeak is the real thing and starts shooting.   Ironhide travels with the Autobots into the forest to help Wheeljack test the Immobilizer.  When they reach the test site, Ironhide is ordered to stand guard.  While the Autobots are testing the device, Ironhide detects something moving in the brush.  He assumes that it is a Decepticon.  He fires his blaster and shoots down a tree.  When he goes to investigate, he finds Carly.  While he was looking for Carly, the Decepticons attacked the test site and steal the Immobilizer.  Ironhide feels responsible.  At the Ark, Ratchet repairs Ironhide and tries to cheer him up.  Ironhide feels he is too old and tells Optimus Prime that he is retiring.  Ironhide assigns himself monitor duty.  Sparkplug rushes to Ironhide to tell him that the sky spy discovered that Laserbeak captured Carly.  Sparkplug convinces Ironhide to save her.  He travels inside of Skyfire to rescue her, but he has Skyfire let him out when he sees Bumblebee and Spike.  Together, they plan to save Carly.  Ironhide swims to the Decepticon base, which was taking on water because of a bomb Carly planted on it’s hull.  Moments before she drowns, Ironhide saves her.  The Decepticons use the Immobilizer on Ironhide right after he saves Carly.  Carly rewires the Immobilizer and Ironhide is mobile again.  Ironhide shoots Rumble and the remote of the Immobilizer.  Soundwave sends Laserbeak to attack Ironhide, but Optimus protects him.  Ironhide restores the Autobots who were immobilized.  Ironhide smashes the Immobilizer and the Decepticons retreat.


When the Dinobots damage the Ark, Cliffjumper, Ironhide and Sideswipe want to attack the Dinobots.  Optimus Prime won’t let them.  After the Dinobots move to Dinobot Island, time portals start opening up.  Ironhide goes with Optimus Prime and the Autobots to investigate.A woolly mammoth and a caveman have already come out of atime warp and are causing damage to the town.  The longer it stays open, the more cavemen and mammoths come through the portal and damage the town.  The Autobots work to corral the cavemen and mammoth.  A trio of cavemen start destroying the town, Ironhide subdues them with his glue gun.  Optimus Prime has the Huffer, Sideswipe, and Ironhide load the mammoths into his trailer.   The Autobots successfully send the cavemen and mammoths back to their proper time by sending everything back into the portal.   Chip Chase figures out that Dinobot Island is the cause of the time portals.  Ironhide travels with the Autobots with a jet pack to the island.  When the Autobots arrive on Dinobot Island, they quickly see the Decepticons stealing the island’s energy.  When Megatron discovers the Autobots, he fires his cannon at Optimus Prime.  Optimus is damaged and Ironhide rushes to his side asthe rest of the Autobots attack the Decepticons.  The Decepticons are starting to win the battle.  The Autobots are on the ground and the Decepticons are unleashing the full power of their weapons on the damaged Autobots.   They are saved when the Dinobots join the battle with the dinosaurs of the island.  The Decepticons are defeated and retreat.


Cliffjumper discovers where the Decepticons may be hiding a piece of stolen energy creating equipment.   Ironhide joins the Autobots on a mission to recover it.  Cliffjumper leads the Autobots to a valley where he found the Decepticons..  Laserbeak discovers the Autobots and they leap into the valley to battle the Decepticons.  During the battle, Shrapnel hits the Electro Cells with his blaster accidentally. .  The Autobots retreat so the Electro Cells won’t be in further jeopardy of destroying the Earth.


While Optimus Prime is talking to Dr. Fujiama in the Ark, Ironhide assures the scientist that the Decepticons can’t listen in.  Ironhide goes to Japan with the Autobots to help guard Dr. Fujiama’s robotic creation, Nightbird.  When the Decepticons attack, Optimus makes sure that the humans are safe before he allows the Autobots to fight.  During the battle, Ironhide fires on Laserbeak, but the bird is too fast for Ironhide to damage.  Laserbeak shoots a piece off of the ceiling, and it lands on Ironhide, pinning him to the ground.  Optimus Prime rushes to save Ironhide, but Megatron sees an opportunity and shoots Optimus Prime in the back.  The battle ends when Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp rip the ceiling off of the building and steal Nightbird.  Once Nightbird is stolen, the rest of the Decepticons retreat.


When a gold mine is being attacked by Decepticons, Optimus Prime sounds the alarm to rally the Autobots.  Gears is slowly walking to the briefing and complains that he was getting his relays lubed.  Ironhide tells him to hurry up and maintenance can wait. The Autobots transform and head to the mine to fight the Decepticons.  When the Autobots arrive,  they observe the mine.  The Autobots see that the Decepticons have placed the miners in an electrified cage.  As the Decepticons are about to kill the miners, the Autobots attack..  The battle comes to an abrupt end when the Decepticons abduct Gears and fly away.  The Decepticons have activated a machine which creates solar flares and is damaging the planet by creating earthquakes.  Ironhide grabs Cliffjumper to save him from a rock about to crush him.  The Autobots travel to Africa to stop the Decepticons, save the Earth, and save Gears.  When they reach the Decepticon base, Optimus Prime orders the Autobots to fire on the Solar Needle to destroy it, even though it puts Gears at risk.  The Autobots’ attack is reflected back at them by a force field Megatron erected around the Solar Needle.  Optimus Prime wants to hurl himself at the machine to disrupt the force field and Ironhide tries to stop him.  Cliffjumper takes matters into his own hands and disrupts the force field by leaping into it in vehicle mode.  The Autobots attack the Decepticon base..  The Autobots have the Decepticons at gun point, but Megatron is holding Optimus Prime as a hostage.  Optimus Prime tells the Autobots to disregard Megatron and to destroy the Solar Needle.  The Autobots can’t, they drop their weapons and surrender.  The Autobots can’t, they drop their weapons and surrender.  Optimus Prime convinces Gears to disable the Solar Needle and the sun doesn’t explode.  


Ironhide accompanies the Autobots when they investigate a mass of energy filled crystals in a valley.   When they reach the crystals, Ironhide comments that they are so filled with energy, that he feels their heat.  Before the Autobots can continue their study, Starscream leads the Decepticons to attack the Autobots.  The Decepticons quickly retreat and the Autobots return to the Ark.  The Autobots don’t know that their leader was replaced by a clone that is controlled by Megatron.  Ironhide is the first to suspect something when the clone keeps calling him Bumblebee.  Teletran 1’s proximity alarm goes off and the Autobots prepare for an attack.  The Autobots see that the real Optimus Prime is trying to get into the base.  The clone orders the Autobots to let the real Optimus in, and then destroy him as he enters.  As the real Optimus walks through a door, the Autobots point their blasters at him.  Ironhide gets between the Autobots and Optimus, shielding him.  Ironhide wants to make sure that the Autobots know which is the real Optimus before anyone or anything is destroyed.  The Autobots set up a series of competitions for the two Optimus Primes, but the tests are inconclusive.  Until the Autobots figure out which is the real Optimus, Ironhide leads the Autobots.  He leads them back to the crevice filled with energy crystals.  It is a trap and the Decepticons immediately attack.  Skywarp throws a grenade at Ironhide during the battle.  The Autobots watch as clone Optimus battles a clone of Starscream and destroys him.  The Autobots assume that only the real Optimus Prime would be able to destroy Starscream so they accept him as the real one.  Windcharger emerges from the energy crystals and explains to the Autobots that Clone Optimus is an impostor and Spike has been captured by the Decepticons.  When the Clone refuses to save Spike, the Autobots know he is the fake and destroy him.


When the Decepticons ally themselves with the undersea nation of Atlantis, they invade Washington DC.  Ironhide travels with the Autobots to liberate the city.  The Autobots arrive in time to make it into the city before the Atlantean force field is activated.  They attack the Decepticons and Atlanteans.  Thundercracker attacks Ironhide with his blasters.  In the end, the Autobots defeat the Decepticons and they escape.  After repairing Washington DC, the Autobots travel to Atlantis again to confront the Atlanteans and Decepticons.


When the Autobots have some down time, Perceptor works on fixing Ironhide’s memory circuits.  Optimus Prime enters the repair bay and asks Ironhide to join him and the Autobots on a mission after he is repaired.  Ironhide shows up with Cliffjumper and Bluestreak just as Megatron injures Optimus Prime.  Megatron has enhanced himself by integrating a Star Drive (also known as the Heart of Cybertron) into his power core.  Ironhide is damaged in the battle.  Together, the Autobots fire their weapons at a hill causing a rock slide.  


Ironhide is part of an Autobot strike force that Optimus Prime creates to save Grapple, Hoist, and their Solar Tower from the Decepticons and Constructicons.   The Autobots stay in vehicle mode and shoot lasers out of their headlights.  When the Autobots start to overpower the Constructicons, Megatron orders them to merge into Devestator.  Devestator attacks the Autobots with his eye beams.  The Autobots fight back, but their weapons aren’t strong enough to damage Devestator’s armor.  After Smokescreen makes Devestator’s foot get stuck in the Solar Tower, the Autobots combine their fire power and attack Devestator.  Devestator and the Solar Tower fall apart.


When Bumblebee contacts the Ark to report on the Insecticons’ plot to storm the Nova Power Plant, Ironhide wants to help.  He knows that if the Insecticons engorge themselves on the power plant, the Autobots won’t be able to stop them.  While most of the Autobots are fighting the Decepticons outside of the power plant, Optimus Prime orders Wheeljack and Ironhide to deal with the Insecticons.  They climb on the side of the electrical towers to breach the main generator.  Ironhide asks Wheeljack if he sees anything, Wheeljack doesn’t which bothers him.  Suddenly, the Insecticons burst out of the main building.  They have consumed massive amounts of energy which caused them to grow much larger.  Ironhide and Wheeljack are discovered by Bombshell.  The Insecticons transform into beast mode to attack the two Autobots.  Shrapnel electrifies the tower which Ironhide is climbing and it starts to crumble.  Ironhide’s wrist opens up and he falls.  Ironhide is glowing from the electrical damage, but Inferno sprays him with foam and he remains functional.  Wheeljack and Ironhide are loaded into Optimus Prime’s trailer so he can bring them back to the Ark for repairs.  Ironhide is repaired by Ratchet back at the Autobot headquarters.  Ironhide joins the Autobots on a mission almost right away.  The Decepticons and Insecticons are attacking a facility called Iron Mountain to steal a combat computer.  The Autobots also learn that the Insecticons are going to detonate from the unstable energy they consumed.  Ironhide goes with the Autobots to Iron Mountain.  When the Autobots reach Iron Mountain, the Decepticons enter the facility while the Insecticons fight the Autobots.  Early in the battle, Shrapnel fires his blaster at rocks above the Autobots. Ironhide acts as a shield to protect Spike from falling rocks.  Optimus Prime and Megatron work together to prevent the Insecticons from exploding. The Insecticons fly away with the Decepticons chasing them.


Ironhide goes on a mission with the Autobots to save the staff of Quantum Labs.  Megatron reprogrammed a powerful computer called Torq III.  Torq III has complete control of the lab and confined the workers inside.  The Autobots are quickly attacked by the automated defenses which are being controlled by Torq III.  The Autobots draw their weapons and rush into the compound.  They are met by a squad of tanks which are also under Torq III’s control.  Once the Autobots realize that they are being attacked by computer controlled drones, they don’t hold back.  Ironhide is shot in the shoulder by one of the tanks.  The Autobots are surrounded by tanks and the automated cannons start to target them.  Instead of retreating or commanding the Autobots to destroy the vehicles, Optimus Prime orders the Autobots to disable the vehicles by shooting the tires.  The tanks overwhelm the team of Autobots, but they are saved by the Dinobots.  Torq III uses an automated machine emerges from the control room to attack the Autobots.  More and more machines come out of the lab to fight the Autobots.  One of them tries to spray something at Ironhide to damage him.  Ironhide sticks his finger in the nozzle and the machine explodes.  After all of the machines are destroyed, Optimus Prime leads the Autobots into Torq III’s main building.  Torq III has altered the building to become a maze.  Optimus Prime leaves the rest of the Autobots at the entrance of the maze so they can’t get lost.  After Optimus Prime successfully deactivates Torq III, the Autobots use one of Quantum Labs’ hydrofoils to reach the Decepticon oil platform.    The Autobots and Decepticons battle, and everyone is shooting wildly.  Megatron runs away and sets explosives to go off on the platform and the Decepticons retreat.  The Autobots board their boat and escape safely.


Ironhide and the Autobots respond to a distress call from a Solar Power Facility that was just built. When the Autobots arrive, they see that the Decepticons are already battling tanks driven by humans.  The Decepticons are overwhelming the tanks and destroying them.  Ironhide, Smokescreen, and Warpath combine their firepower to battle Starscream.  Starscream lifts his arms into the air to shield himself from the energy blasts but falls to the ground.  He calls out for Thrust to help him.  Thrust fires a barrage of missiles at the three Autobots, sending them flying into the air.  The battle is very short and the Autobots successfully defend the facility.  The mayor of Central City praises the Autobots for their good work.  When the mayor of Central City declares an Autobot Day holiday, Ironhide is part of the parade in vehicle mode.  Shawn Berger interrupts the ceremony with a tape of fake Autobots fighting the Decepticons at the oil refinery.  Berger then shows another video taken of a fake Wheeljack telling a fake Optimus Prime that the Autobots have been using a device on the Decepticons to make them act evilly.  Ironhide wants to immediately work to prove the Autobots’ innocence.  Optimus Prime is more passive and wants to try to let things work themselves out.  The Autobots return to the Ark and await an investigation.  The next thing they know, Shawn Berger is approaching the Ark with a platoon of his tanks.  Ironhide and Cliffjumper want to fight, but Optimus won’t allow them to.  He orders the Autobots to submit to Berger’s tanks but they will only surrender to a legitimate law enforcement official.  The Mayor is in Berger’s helicopter and places the Autobots under arrest. Again, Ironhide wants to fight but Optimus Prime orders the Autobots to submit to the arrest peacefully.  The Autobots are given a trial and are found guilty.  They are exiled from the Earth forever.  After their ship takes off, Megatron uses Teletran 1 to alter the flight plan to send the Autobots into the sun.


After the Autobots were exiled from Earth, Cosmos guides the Autobot spacecraft away from Earth.  Ironhide complains that the trip is taking too long, but Hound defends Cosmos.  Ironhide blames Optimus Prime for giving up too easily and causing the Autobot exile.   Optimus orders Cliffjumper to turn the ship around so the Autobots can return to Earth.  The controls are unresponsive and they can’t change course. The ship is destroyed and the world thinks the Autobots are dead.  They survive when Trailbreaker surrounds the Autobots with a force field and links it to Cosmos.  Cosmos guides the Autobots back to Earth.  Once the Autobots return to Earth, they follow Optimus Prime to a power plant to engage Megatron and the Decepticons.  The Autobots prove to be too powerful and the Decepticons retreat.  After the battle, Ironhide uses a laser from his finger to break the energy chains which were restraining Chip and Spike.


Ironhide follows the Autobots to a rocket base to test a new weapon called the Negavator which Wheeljack created..  The Negavator is a tank like vehicle which a Transformer can ride inside of that has the power to vaporize mater.  The Autobots congratulate Wheeljack for his hard work, but before the festivities can continue, Red Alert’s early warning system sounds.  Decepticons are on their way to the rocket base.  Optimus Prime orders the Autobots to transform into vehicle mode to engage the incoming Decepticons.  Red Alert stays behind to guard the weapon with Inferno.  The Autobots try to exit the compound, but they are ambushed by Rumble, Frenzy, and Ravage.  The three small Decepticons are unleashing a torrent of laser fire on the Autobots.  Optimus orders the Autobots to transform out of vehicle mode and fight the Decepticons.  Optimus Prime, Ironhide, and Hoist are the first to start fighting.  They ready their weapons, and Buzzsaw joins the fight.  From the air, he fires on the three Autobots. Optimus Prime orders them to fall back so the heat from the laser attacks won’t damage their internal processors.  Ravage fires one of his missiles at the main exit of the Autobots’ bunker and they are trapped.  Hoist and Grapple dig the Autobots free and they continue to defend the Negavator.  Grapple and Ironhide fire their blasters at Buzzsaw and Frenzy.  The two Decepticons are able to dodge the assault.   Inferno is forced to short out the Negavator to save Optimus Prime.  Between the Negavator being shorted out and the small team of Decepticons being outnumbered and outgunned, Soundwave orders a retreat.  The Autobots transform into vehicle mode and travel through a desert canyon back to the Ark.  They are ambushed by the Decepticons when Rumble uses his pile drivers to create an avalanche.  They transform into robot mode, but boulders continue to fall on them.  Starscream, the Seekers, and the Coneheads swoop down from the air in jet mode and start unleashing a fury of weapons fire on the Autobots.  After the Autobots successfully protect the Negavator, Optimus Prime realizes that Red Alert is severely damaged.  Red Alert’s logic and reasoning circuits were damaged and he’s become very paranoid.  Ironhide helps the Autobots look for him.  Optimus Prime, Ironhide, and Hoist track Red Alert to a city.  Red Alert is hiding from the Autobots in vehicle mode.  The three Autobots see Red Alert speeding away with his sirens on and they try to chase him.  Red Alert tries to evade the Autobots by leading them on a wild chase.  He drives through a pile of garbage, but they remain on his tail.  When they catch Red Alert, Ironhide realizes that it isn’t actually Red Alert, just a fire chief’s car that looks just like Red Alert.  Optimus, Hoist, and Ironhide continue to search the city tirelessly .  THey can’t find Red Alert.  Even though he may explode, Optimus orders the Autobots back to base so they can protect the Negavator and recharge. While inside the bunker, Ironhide tells Optimus Prime that the intruder alarm of the Negavator is going off and they go off together to investigate  Optimus Prime, Inferno, Hoist, and Ironhide intercept Red Alert as he is trying to leave the bunker with the Negavator.  They think that Starscream his holding Red Alert prisoner, but Red Alert tells them that Starscream is his partner.  The Decepticons arrive in the bunker to steal the Negavator.  Starscream shoots Red Alert with his null ray which restores his mind.  Red Alert sets the Negavator to explode and the Decepticons retreat.


Ironhide and the Autobots watch a news report from the Ark.  The report says that the Empire State Building in New York City sunk into the ground and disappeared.  The Autobots travel to Manhattan to protect it from Decepticons.  When the Autobots reach Central Park, they are ambushed by Soundwave, Rumble, and Frenzy.  Ironhide falls to the ground when Rumble and Frenzy create an earthquake with their pile drivers.  The battle is short and the Decepticons are victorious.  Optimus Prime is captured and Megatron orders the Autobots to leave New York City or they will never see Optimus again.   Megatron takes control of New York City causing the Autobots and the human inhabitants of the city to leave in a mass exodus.   While half of the Autobots are looking for Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Ironhide, Sunstreaker, and Bluestreak patrol the streets of Manhattan.  Megatron has been rebuilding the city to be a fortress in his twisted image.  They see on top of the Empire State Building is Optimus Prime’s arm holding his Ion Cannon.  The Decepticons target the Ironhide and the other Autobots with Optimus’ gun and uses it to attack them.  Optimus Prime orders all of the Autobots to scatter and transform.  Optimus Prime wants to reclaim his arm, but Ironhide won’t let him do it alone.   As they run closer to the Decepticon Fortress, the automated arm of Optimus Prime continues to shoot at them.  They meet up with Ratchet and Ironhide shoots a cable from his arm.  The three Autobots climb up the tower to get Optimus’ arm.  The Seekers try to shoot them off the tower, but Ironhide and Ratchet are able to defend themselves and Optimus Prime.  Devestator catches up to Optimus and grabs him.  Ironhide and Ratchet try to save Optimus, but before they can fire, Devestator punches strikes through a wall using Optimus Prime as a club.   Ratchet and Ironhide realize they are under Megatron and Soundwave.  The two Autobots fire their blasters at the ceiling .  Megatron and Soundwave plummet through the floors of the Empire State Building.  After Optimus Prime wounds Devestator, the combiner falls to the ground.  Ironhide saves Optimus Prime by catching him.  The Decepticons are defeated, Optimus Prime is made whole, and the Autobots help restore New York City.


Ironhide and Blaster act as a security detail for Optimus Prime and a few Autobots while they watch a demonstration of an experimental drone plane.  Blaster is staying hidden inside of Ironhide’s vehicle mode in stereo mode.  Ironhide has no idea that Soundwave was also sitting inside of him in cassette player mode.  Soundwave sends Ravage to engage the Autobots, but Blaster grabs Ravage and wrestles with him inside of Ironhide.  Once Blaster kicks Ravage out of Ironhide, both Autobots transform into robot mode to tell Optimus that there are Decepticons near.  They get to Optimus just as the drone explodes.  Later, Ironhide, Powerglide, and Grapple work together to help rebuild an airport which was damaged by a Dinobot/Decepticon battle.   Ironhide lays a layer of concrete onto the foundation and Powerglide drops bricks.  They continue this process until the building is rebuilt.  Ironhide follows Optimus Prime to a power plant that the Decepticons are trying to control.  As the Decepticons are making Energon Cubes, the Autobots arrive to fight.   Jazz can’t transform into robot mode.  Ironhide kicks him and he transforms into robot mode.  Ironhide attempts to use his liquid nitrogen on a Decepticon, but his hand won’t retract and his whole arm is frozen.  The cold spreads to the rest of his body.  All of the Autobots and Decepticons are malfunctioning in some way so they stop fighting to find out what is going on.  They find out that because they have been away from Cybertron for so long, they are deprived of an element called Cybertonium.  The only place that the element exists is Cybertron. Spike and Carly go to Cybertron, recover the Dinobots, bring back Cybertonium, and the Autobots are saved.


The Decepticons attack an observatory to steal a device called the Voltronic Galaxer.  Ironhide transforms and goes with the Autobots to protect the observatory and the device from the Decepticons.  The Autobots arrive at the observatory too late, the Decepticons have already escaped with the device.


Ironhide is part of an Autobot commando team that tests Wheeljack and Chip’s new invention.  The Dominator Disks are theorized to be able to put Devestator under Autobot control.  Optimus Prime has Ironhide freeze a waterfall with his liquid nitrogen.  Optimus hopes this will get the Decepticons’ attention and Megatron will send the Constructicons to investigate.  The plan works and the Autobots attach Dominator disks to all of the Constructicons.  After Devestator falls under Autobot control, he traps all of the Decepticons in their base which is inside of a cave.  Ironhide wants to finish them off, but Optimus feels that they will be trapped forever.


Ironhide, Windcharger, and Huffer defend New York City from Decepticon created drones.  The Drones were made of stolen cars.  When the drones engage the three Autobots, they quickly transform into mindless robots and shoot lasers at them.  Blaster disables all of the drones throughout the city by jamming their control frequency.  Optimus Prime leads the Autobots to the Decepticon fortress.  He tells the Autobots not to fight the Decepticons, but to attack the fortress itself.  The battle is won by Tracks’ human friend Raoul who shorts out Megatron with spray paint.


Spike and Chip propose to Optimus Prime that the Autobots participate in a race for charity.  Ironhide encourages Optimus Prime to agree because he needs some action.  Ironhide participates in the race and he heckles Trailbreaker for being slow.  Trailbreaker reminds Ironhide that neither of them are moving that fast.  The race ends with no clear winner because the Autobots kicked up so much dust, no one could tell who won, but Ironhide definitely didn’t win.  While the Autobots were racing, Skywarp flies above them and uses a device called the Transfixitron on them.  All of the Autobots who were racing are unable to transform back into robot mode.  The Autobots learn they are trapped in vehicle mode when the Decepticons attack.  Optimus Prime commands the Autobots to attack the Decepticons while in vehicle mode.  The Decepticons subdue the Autobots by shooting out their tires and overheating their engines. Even though they can’t move, Ironhide tries to rally the Autobots to fight back.  The Autobots are captured and brought to Megatron’s ghost town.  Megatron plans on using a crushing device to destroy the Autobots.  Ironhide is brave in the face of destruction and tells Megatron to get on with it already.  Megatron chooses Ironhide to be the first Autobot to be crushed.  Optimus Prime deploys Roller to distract the Decepticons and buy Ironhide some time.  Optimus then drives into the crusher and frees Ironhide.  Wheeljack saves the Autobots with his newest invention, a grenade that negates the effect of the Transfixitron.  Once the Autobots transform into robot mode, the Constructicons merge into Devestator.  Ironhide and Optimus Prime fire on Devestator.  Ironhide deploys blasters from his hands to fight.  Devestator lifts up the two Autobots and throws them into a building.  Devestator is defeated when the Autobots use the Transfixitron on him.


The Autobots learn that Omega Supreme has been defeated.  Ironhide doesn’t believe it.   Ironhide uses Teletran 1 to figure out that that Electrum is involved.  Electrum is a substance that makes it impossible to damage a Transformer who is coated with it.  It also makes them appear like they were made of gold.   After Powerglide finds the source of the Electrum, Ironhide goes to the lagoon with the Autobots to coat himself with Electrum.  The Electrum coated Autobots fight the Electrum coated Decepticons, but neither side is able to damage the other.  During the battle, the Decepticons’ Electrum wears off and they are forced to retreat.  Unfortunately, the beautiful valley that hid the Electrum poll was destroyed in the battle.


Ironhide goes on a mission with the Autobots to a jungle valley.  They want to save Cosmos and prevent an infestation of Morphobots from spreading.  When the Autobots reach the valley, Optimus asks Warpath to clear a path.   Ironhide volunteers to help Warpath.  Ironhide tries to use chemicals to harm the Morphobots.  Ironhide fails to destroy the Morphobots.  The Autobots learn that Blaster’s music can repel the Morphobots.  Blaster plays music to create a path to Cosmos and Ironhide shoots liquid nitrogen at them to hold the Morphobots back. Once the Autobots rescue Cosmos from the Morphobots, Megatron has Dirge, Ramjet and Blitzwing fly into the valley to steal the Insecticide.  The Decepticons destroy the insecticide, but the Morphobots attack them.  Soon, the swarm of Insecticons and their clones travel to the valley.  The Morphobots eat the Insecticon clones prompting the Decepticons and Insecticons to fly away.  The Autobots send the Morphobots into space where they can’t hurt anyone or anything on Earth.


Ironhide travels with the Autobots to San Francisco to battle a mechanical alien dragon that is threatening the city.  


The Decepticons take control of a Baseball Stadium to build a Space Bridge.  Ironhide and the Autobots make their way to the stadium to defend the humans.  When they arrive, they find the Decepticons are already terrorizing the humans for their own twisted fun.  Ironhide rips a light pole from the ground and slams it into Thrust.   There is a space bridge malfunction and several Autobots and Decepticons are sent into the universe.  Since Optimus Prime was one of the Autobots who was transported away by the Space Bridge, Ironhide takes temporary command of the Autobots.  He leads them back to the Ark so they can attempt to figure out where the other Autobots wound up.


Ironhide and the Autobots learn that Optimus Prime secretly went to Cybertron.  They have no idea why he went to Cybertron alone.  Ironhide Powerglide, and Inferno use the Decepticon Space Bridge to go to Cybertron to protect Optimus from whatever he plans to fight. Ironhide, Powerglide, and Inferno arrive on Cybertron just as the Decepticons are celebrating the perceived destruction of Optimus Prime.  The three Autobots can’t believe that Optimus is dead.  They lash out at the Decepticons with their weapons.  Ironhide also shoots acid from his fingers at Astrotrain, causing the wall to melt.  The Decepticons retreat from battle but the Autobots run after them.  The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons spills out into the streets.  Both sides seem to be evenly matched.  Starscream climbs on a tower and shoots Ironhide with his lasers.  Eventually, the female Autobots join the fight.  Ironhide is very happy to see his former consort, Chromia. Ironhide notices that Starscream is trying to escape.  He intercepts the smarmy Decepticon, but Chromia won’t let him fire his weapon at Starscream.  She wants the pleasure for herself.  Starscream begs for his life.  He buys himself enough time to jump off an overhang and he escapes.  Ironhide thinks that the battle has been won, but Shockwave transforms into gun mode and fires on the Autobots.  Ironhide is sent soaring into the air.  All of the Autobots are hanging onto a ledge, trying not to fall to their doom.  The battle is won when Optimus Prime arrives with Elita-1. The Earth based Autobots bid goodbye to their femaleCybertronian counterparts who refuse to move to Earth.


Ironhide and the Autobots are confined to the Ark by Optimus Prime after several Autobots go missing.  They have been captured by a big game hunter named Lord Chumley who wants to hunt Optimus Prime for his own pleasure.


Optimus Prime, Ironhide, and Spike watch Megatron and Starscream fly into the air after an underground tunnel is flooded.  The water comes to the surface and the city starts to be flooded as well.   After Trailbreaker gathers up a lot of the water with his force fields, Ironhide and Optimus Prime swim into the subway tunnel that caused the flood.  Ironhide uses liquid nitrogen to seal the pipe.  The Autobots wind up watching Megatron, Starscream, the Constructicons, Astrotrain, and Blitzwing fight for leadership of the Decepticons.  Ironhide wants to attack so they can eliminate their enemies, but Optimus Prime lets the Decepticons work out their problems with each other.


Optimus Prime organizes a mission to go to Cybertron and prevent Megatron from giving life to the Stunticons.  Ironhide travels inside of Omega Supreme’s rocket mode to Cybertron.  The Autobots reach Alpha Trion to get information about Vector Sigma.  They find that Alpha Trion was attacked by the Decepticons and they have control of Vector Sigma’s key.  Ironhide follows Optimus Prime to the lower levels of Cybertron to get to Vector Sigma before the Decepticons do.  While the Autobots are being led through the underground catacombs of Cybertron by Vector Sigma, they come across a maintenance room.  The room is filled with the bodies of deactivated Transformers as well as some space crafts.  The Autobots know they are on the right path when they are attacked by Centurion droids under Megatron’s control.  The Autobots open fire on the Centurion droids, but their weapons have no effect.  The Centurion droids continue their slow walk towards the Autobots.  One of the Centurions reaches Hoist and lifts him up into the air.  Hoist is thrown into Ironhide and the both tumble to the ground.  The Autobots are unable to stop the droids so they escape back to the maintenance room.   Hoist and Ratchet rewire dead Autobots to lead the droids off a cliff and the Autobots are saved.  When the Autobots finally enter Vector Sigma’s chamber, they are awestruck.  In his wisdom, Alpha Trion already knows that Megatron was able to grant sentience to the Stunticons.  The Autobots return again to the maintenance room and create the Aerialbots out of the derelict spacecrafts.


All of the Autobots that went to Cybertron to prevent the Decepticons from reaching Vector Sigma work together to build the Aerialbots.  Once they are complete, Optimus Prime plans to bring the mindless Aerialbots to Vector Sigma so it can breathe life into them.  After fighting their way back to the surface through another army of Centurion Droids, the Autobots and Aerialbots take Omega Supreme to Earth.  Omega Supreme explodes from an off screen battle with Shockwave (but this is never told, there was a series of scenes which were written where Omega Supreme fought Shockwave on Cybertron through out the 2 part story).  Optimus leads several Autobots to a military base to check up on the super fuel that they were protecting earlier. Blaster and the Aerialbots ride inside of his trailer.  When the soldiers see the Autobots, they open fire, thinking that they were the Stunticons who earlier raided the base.  Slingshot wants to leap into battle, but Optimus Prime doesn’t want to harm humans. Ironhide tries to remind Slingshot who the Autobots’ allies really are.   Just as Optimus brokers a tenuous peace, the Stunticons race towards the Autobots at 300 miles per hour.  Autobots are standing on a hill, the Stunticons drive towards them at full speed.  To avoid injury, the Autobots scatter and fall off the cliff.  Ironhide takes offence at the recklessness of the Stunticons.  He jumps on Dead End’s roof and tries to stop him.  Dead End drives as fast as he can towards a massive rock.  He crashes into the rock and Ironhide is knocked off of him.  Dead End’s internal force fields protected him from damage. Blaster and Ironhide walk towards Optimus Prime and Wheeljack to help them fight.  They are forced to scatter again when Breakdown tries to run them over.  The battle ends not because one force is more powerful than the other, but because Megatron wants the Stunticons to return to him.  Slingshot wants to celebrate their victory, but Ironhide tells them that the only reason the Stunticons left was because Megatron called them back.  Slingshot arrogantly tells Ironhide that he is jealous of the Aerialbots because they could handle the Stunticons.  Optimus Prime separates the two before they start to fight.  After exploring the Ark, the Aerialbots walk together into the repair bay and look down on the other Autobots because they can’t fly.  Slingshot especially looks down on Omega Supreme because he can fly, but one trip to Cybertron made him explode.  Ironhide stands up to Slingshot and again they are about to come to blows.  Ironhide is with Optimus Prime when he learns that Megatron is using the Key to Vector Sigma to transform Earth into metal.  Ironhide criticizes Optimus Prime for letting the Aerialbots leave the Autobots.  Ironhide follows Optimus Prime to Washington State to fight the Decepticons and Stunticons.  Once the Autobots arrive, Megatron sends the Stunticons to fight them.  The Stunticons start their attack in vehicle mode.  Motormaster plows into the Autobot ranks and splits the force down the middle.  The Aerialbots return to the Autobots and there is an epic battle between Superion and Menasor.  Omega Supreme joins and the Autobots win.  Silverbolt destroys the key to Vector Sigma and everything that Megatron cyberformed reverts to normal.  After the battle, Slingshot and Ironhide apologize to each other.


Ratchet performs routine maintenance on Ironhide in the Ark.  Ironhide asks Ratchet if he could perform upgrades which would allow him to match the power of the Stunticons.  Ratchet tells Ironhide that he is fine the way he is.  Soon, the Wheeljack picks up energy signatures of the Stunticons.  The Stunticons are attacking various locations and the Autobots leave their base to foil the Stunticons’ plans.  The Stunticons are captured and five Autobots disguise themselves as the Stunticons to infiltrate the Decepticons.  Ironhide, Ratchet, Hound and Wheeljack respond to the alarm when the real Stunticons break out of their cages.  The Stunticons merge into Menasor to escape.   Ironhide and the other Autobots are injured and Menasor returns to the Decepticons to expose the disguised Autobots.  Ironhide and the other Autobots are injured and Menasor returns to the Decepticons to expose the disguised Autobots.  As the Autobots are collecting themselves and prepare to go back home, Ironhide tells Optimus Prime that he altered the ruby power source of Megatron’s cannon when the Autobots had the ruby in the Ark.  That is why the cannon exploded.


When the Aerialbots return from their rescue mission, they walk into a room where Optimus Prime is meeting with Ironhide, Wheeljack, and Ratchet.  All of the Aerialbots, except Silverbolt, are unable to stop talking about the Seekers.  They are really impressed with how they fly  Slingshot defends the Decepticons for letting the hostages fall to their doom by saying that it may have been an accident.  Ironhide thinks that the Aerialbots are arrogant punks.  He doesn’t think that they understand the Decepticons because they haven’t been fighting them for millions of years.  Optimus Prime chimes in and explains that is the point.  He addresses that the Aerialbots are only several weeks old, they just don’t understand.  Teletran-1’s alarm goes off and the Autobots learn that there is danger on Cybertron.  The Autobots and Aerialbots take Omega Supreme to Cybertron to find out what the energy readings are.   The Autobots and Aerialbots transform and split up to search Cybertron.  While the Aerialbots are on their own, they try to talk to the Decepticons to learn more about them.  Silverbolt reports back to Optimus Prime what is going on.  Ironhide thinks they are traitors .Ironhide and the Autobots arrive right after the Decepticon Kronosphere is activated. .  They drive right to a war torn building to save the Aerialbots.  Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker position themselves behind a pillar and and unleash a steady stream of laser fire at the Autobots.   Ironhide remains in vehicle mode and slams into the pillar, removing the Decepticons’ point of cover.  Optimus Prime destroys the Kronosphere to prevent the Aerialbots from traveling back to the Big Bang.  Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Ratchet, and Ironhide work together to repair the Kronosphere to return the Aerialbots to the present.  Wheeljack is able to repair the Kronosphere.  He activates the return function and in two minutes, the Aerialbots will be back.  Unfortunately for the Autobots, the Decepticons attack the compound.     Before the Autobots can expel the Decepticons, a headless Guardian Robot tears the roof off the building and attacks.  Optimus Prime, Ratchet, and Ironhide fire their weapons at the Guardian Robot, but their weapons aren’t strong enough.  Ratchet and Ironhide transform to distract the Guardian Robot so Optimus can continue his assault.  The Guardian Robot tries to smash Ironhide with his claw, but he is able to evade it.  The Aerialbots return and as Superion, and they destroy the Guardian Robot.

 
Perceptor creates a substance called Corrostop.  The Autobots want to use it to protect all of Earth’s man made monuments.  Ironhide helps spray the Corrostop on Lady Liberty.  After Megatron captures Perceptor to cure his Cosmic Rust, Megatron is willing to release Perceptor back to the Autobots.  Perceptor is infected with Cosmic Rust and is attached to a bomb.  Ironhide goes with the Autobots to save Perceptor.


Ironhide goes on a rescue mission to a power plant with the Autobots.  They want to save Cliffjumper and Jazz who were captured.


While on monitor duty, Gears picks up a distress call from a school.  Optimus Prime sends Ironhide, Bumblebee, and Gears to investigate.  When the three Autobots get to the school, they immediately transform into robot mode.   Without knowing what the problem is, the Autobots follow Ironhide into the school.  They find an out of control robot named BOT trashing the school cafeteria.    BOT tosses a tray of corn at the Autobots and knocks them down.  Ironhide sprays a deluge of liquid lead at BOT. BOT jumps in the air and hangs off of a light fixture to avoid damage.  The liquid lead pools up at Ironhide’s feet and makes him fall through the floor.  BOT runs out of the cafeteria and makes a barricade which slows down the Autobots.  BOT jumps out a window.  One of the teenagers leads the Autobots out of the cafeteria outside the school.  BOT runs into a building and into an elevator.  The Autobots continue their pursuit.  Ironhide tells the kids to stay outside where it is safe.  Ironhide stops the elevator and the Autobots climb 30 floors up to intercept BOT.  The kids enter the building and reactivate the elevator.  As the three Autobots continue climbing the stairs, they encounter Swindle.  Swindle defeats the Autobots and escapes with the Combaticon personality component which the kids unknowingly installed into BOT.  The kids who sent the distress call earlier learn that Megatron is going to try to destroy the Autobot base.  They go to the Ark and tell Optimus what they learned.  Optimus realizes that they need Defensor to stop Bruticus.  Ironhide contacts the Protectobots.

(to be continued)

Marvel G1 Comic

 Ironhide did not have a significant role aside for background filler in the Marvel Comics.

IDW Transformers

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Abilities

Ironhide was a powerful warrior. He has exhibited the ability to fly with a jetpack. He has a laser in his trunk in van mode. He can also emit a variety of liquids from his hands that can be used for combat or repairs. In one episode, he was able to deploy a drill from his wrist. In another episode, he was able to fire a laser from one of his fingers.

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