Springer


 

 

 

G1 Cartoon

After the movie, Springer was shown often. (please excuse the gaps which will be filled in soon)

Rodimus Prime sends Blurr and Springer to investigate a distress call from a rocket that emerged from a black hole.  Springer and Blurr bring the pilot, an Autobot colonist named Sandstorm, to Rodimus Prime.  The Autobots learn that a hidden colony of peaceful Autobots, called Paradron, has been enslaved by Decepticons.  Rodimus forms a strike team to help free the colonists.  Springer is teamed with Rodimus Prime and Sandstorm to free the colonists while other Autobots battle the Decepticons.


Springer joins Ultra Magnus, and several other Autobots, on a mining expedition to harvest Isodrite.  The Autobots need the Isodrite to power their weapons.  The Autobots are quickly attacked by the Decepticons who want the Isodrite for themselves.  Two Sweeps try to attack Springer, but he flies away in helicopter mode, causing them to crash.  The battle causes the asteroid to become unstable and fall apart.  The Autobots retreat.


One time on Cybertron he was helping install a new Power Core Converter in helicopter mode.  After it is installed, Galvatron and the Decepticons attempt to steal it.  Springer, Arcee, Kup, Wreck-Gar and Ultra Magnus attempt to repel the Decepticons.  The Decepticons are able to escape into the lower levels of Cybertron.  The Autobots are covered in rubble and Springer takes point in digging them out.  The Autobots continue to follow the Decepticons into the lower levels of Cybertron and soon find them being torn apart by techno-organic creatures made by the Quintessons.  The creatures take notice of the Autobots and start to fight them as well.  After Wreck-Gar is injured and captured by a new larger creature, Springer saves his friend.  Wreck-Gar is now a partial Zombie Transformer, he is close to death and tries to feed on Springer.  Springer is turned into an energy vampire by the creature.  He is restored by Perceptor.


Soon after Springer is restored, he joins Ultra Magnus and Rodimus Prime while they investigate a strange electromagnetic occurrence on Cybertron.  That area of Cybertron is virtually empty and the electromagnetic occurrence causes there to be a strange fog.  The three Autobots have no idea that the Predacons are stalking them.  When the Predacons move into action, Springer is attacked by Tantrum.  Springer, Ultra Magnus, and Rodimus Prime are able to hold their ground, but the Predacons merge into Predaking.  Suddenly, both sides of Transformers are attacked by giant versions of classic Universal Monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and others).  No matter what the Transformers do, they can’t seem to injure these strange creatures!  As the Predacons and Autobots fight against the monsters, a large purple dragon joins the fight.  He captures Springer and Razorclaw and flies away!  Springer and Razorclaw are brought to a castle and share the dungeon with each other.  Inside the dungeon, Springer finds a princess and frees her from bondage.  Springer has no idea what is going on (like the audience) and wonders if he is even still on Cybertron.  The Princess asks Springer to defeat the dragon who captured her.  Springer agrees to free her from the dragon.  Springer paces up and down the cell, trying to think of a way to escape.  Razorclaw suggests that they wait for the guards to come into the cell and then attack the guards.  Without any explanation, Springer, Razorclaw, and the Princess escape their cell.  Springer uses a magic lance to fight the dragon.  The dragon is much more powerful than Springer, and the princess convinces Razorclaw to help Springer battle the dragon.  Springer grabs the lance and rides Razorclaw like a knight would ride his steed and together, the two Transformers attack the dragon.  Springer impales the dragon with the lance, and the dragon explodes!  Springer starts to wonder how they can escape now, and the princess shows them a yellow brick road that they should follow (but no one had ruby slippers).  Springer and Razorclaw follow the yellow brick road (hi ho hi ho) and reunite with Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and the Predacons.  We find out that the whole event has been part of a Quintesson experiment to understand the human mind better.  In doing so, they captured Daniel Witwicky and his nightmares became reality.


Springer found his way back to Earth.  When a group of criminals bombed a city to create a diversion for their nefarious plot to steal Newtronium, Springer helped the authorities rescue civilians. Springer uses his helicopter mode to rescue people from a burning building.  He gets caught in an explosion and crashes to the ground where Arcee rescues him.  After cleaning himself up, he transforms back into helicopter mode and resumes rescuing people in danger.  These criminals allied themselves with a former terrorist named Old Snake (Aka Cobra Commander from GI Joe), to separate the minds of Springer, Arcee, Rodimus Prime, and Ultra Magnus from their bodies.  The minds were put into synthoids, human replicas, and the bodies were used as weapons.   Human Springer finds his Transformer body and tricks the criminals to allow him to pilot the mindless Transformer.  He learns that the criminals want to use the blank Autobot bodies to smuggle explosives into Metroplex to destroy him.  The criminals are obviously defeated, and after a short experience of being a human, Springer is restored to his regular form.


Springer is part of the celebration festivities on Cybertron when a new power generator is activated.  The generator is supposed to be able to create enough energy for the Autobots to thrive forever.  Soon after, Sky Lynx and Cosmos loose control of their flight abilities and crash.  Springer tries to transport Sky Lynx to a repair bay, but he is effected by whatever was causing Sky Lynx to malfunction.  Springer looses his control over his transformation.  This was caused by Anti-Electrons in the generator.  Eventually the Anti-Electrons leave Springer and he is able to return to normal.


Springer joins the Autobots in a large battle on Earth’s moon.  There is a brief lull in action, the Decepticons stop attacking.  This makes Springer very uncomfortable.  Suddenly, all the the Decepticons attack at once.  Both armies rush to battle one another, but Springer notices that the Dinobots are not focused on the battle.  They are being contacted by an outside force, as are the other animal based Transformers.  The battle ends when the animal based Transformers leave on Sky Lynx and Trypticon to battle Tornedron.  The Decepticons leave the moon, and Tornedron attacks the Autobots still on the moon, including Springer.  His life energy is sucked out of him by the creature.  His energy (and life) is returned when Grimlock defeats the creature.

Marvel G1 Comic

 

Springer is shown once in a few panels in the Marvel G2 comic protecting the native creatures from Jhiaxus and his army on the planet of Ethos.  He is later shown as part of the Autobot/Decepticon alliance defending Earth from The Swarm.

IDW Re-Generation One

Springer is shown in the Regeneration One book as a friend of Kup and member of The Wreckers.  While Kup is training, Springer interupts the training session to let him know of a stand off with several Decepticons.  Kup and Springer take the rest of The Wreckers to end the conflict, but Ultra Magnus will not approve the mission.  They attack with the Wreckers regardless and Springer captures the surviving Decepticon terrorists and Insecticons.  While the rest of The Wreckers take the Decepticons into custody, Kup and Springer successfully work on disarming the bomb which was set by the terrorists.  Soon after, Kup decides to go to Earth and then Nebulos to eliminate all of the Decepticons who aren’t in custody. Springer and the rest of the Wreckers agree to join him.  They use the Cosmic Carnival (see Sky Lynx) to travel to Earth undetected.  Megatron has taken over the planet and becomes aware of the Autobot Shuttle in orbit.  Megatron unleashes a barrage of nuclear missiles at the Autobot shuttle, destroying it.


Springer and the Wreckers survive and land on Earth where Megatron’s Decepticon army hunts them.  Kup is mentally defeated and feels partially responsible for Megatron taking over Earth and Springer takes partial command of the Wreckers.  He orders them to look for a communications array strong enough to get a message to Cybertron.  The Wreckers split into two groups, one group to go to the communications device and the other group is staying back to recover from their wounds.  When the Wreckers get to the communications device, Kup attempts to sacrifice himself so Springer can lead the rest of the Wreckers to get a message to Cybertron.  Kup is captured but Springer gets to the device, which Megatron was allowing to happen the whole time.


Springer and his team of Wreckers go back to the damaged Wreckers.  He finds the damaged Wreckers being attacked by an enhanced human named Circuit Smasher, aka Spike Witwicky.  He has harnessed the same powers as Circuit Breaker and explains how the entire human race blames the Autobots for Earth being conquered and almost destroyed.  Spike is about to attack again, but one of his travel companions convinces Spike to talk to the Autobots.  Spike brings The Wreckers to the Human Resistance base of operations.  He tells the story of how Megatron was reawakened when human scientists started to study the Ark, after the Autobots left Earth.  Spike then introduces The Wreckers to the top leader of the Human Resistance, GB Blackrock.  Working with Blackrock, Springer, Spike, and The Wreckers make a plan to attack Megatron’s Artificial Intelligence hub aboard the Ark.  They then find out that Megatron has infected Kup with Scraplets in Washington DC.


Springer, Whirl, and Sandstorm head for Washington DC to save Kup while the other Wreckers join Spike to attack the Ark.  Sandstorm tells Springer that there is no pure water left on Earth and they may not be able to cure his Scraplet infection.  The three Autobot helicopters are attacked by the zombie Decepticons, Skywarp and Thundercracker.  Because the two Decepticons are now zombies, the Autobots are able to out maneuver them.  Unfortunately, the zombie Decepticon jets are joined by more Zombie Decepticons and because they are zombies, they are able to receive much more damage than they would have when they were alive.  The Zombie Decepticons simply don’t feel pain anymore.  Springer watches Whirl and Sandstorm get shot down.  Starscream then fires on him and he crashes to the ground, landing at Megatron’s feet.  Springer is about to be executed by Megatron when Optimus Prime arrives, saving Springer.  Springer’s salvation doesn’t last very long, after being attacked by Optimus, Megatron retaliates not by attacking Optimus, but by killing Springer.

IDW Transformers

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Abilities

Aside for being a triple changer, Springer has shown that he is an expert swordsman.

Toy Reviews

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