Ironhide is one of the older Autobots around, and also one of the most memorable in the series. His Southern drawl and intense dislike of Decepticons make him so. As an Autobot, Ironhide is an officer, just as Jazz and Prowl. Ironhide leads the military strategy team, and as such is very instrumental in the heat of combat. He is also known prominently as a bodyguard for Optimus Prime, so great is his battle experience. Ironhide's minivan vehicle form is built tough, just like his robot form. Ironhide, though an officer first and foremost, is often seen as a standalone warrior that fights without Prime, or even something to protect. As soon as Decepticons are present, Ironhide's circuits will long to disable theirs.
Originally created for the toy line of Transformers, Ironhide made his first appearance in the Transformers Miniseries in 1984. This was soon thereafter followed by a monthly series of the same name
Major Story Arcs
Ratchet, while being chased by Thundercracker sends a request for help to Ironhide, but Ironhide rejects it believing that at best it would be tenuous and at worst a complete waste of resources. Soon, Ironhide, along with Prowl and Sunstreaker, arrive and shoot down Thundercracker but then they apprehend Ratchet for violating rules and going against orders. Later, he secretly sends a pulsewave to Optimus Prime to come to Earth based on the situation. After Ratchet infiltrates the Decepticons’ Nebraska base, he sends a message to Ironhide and Prowl about what he believes the Decepticons have been doing on Earth. Ironhide interprets it as Megatron being on Earth with an infiltration unit, which has been fueling themselves with a new energy source so they don’t know how powerful they are. Ironhide and other Autobots led by Prowl then head to Oregon, where the Decepticons’ command bunker is located. They arrive in time to help Bumblebee and Ratche who were discovered by the Decepticons.
Ironhide is gruff, grumpy and aggressive and he prefers action to words. He's one of the oldest Autobots, and loves hand-to-hand combat. However, despite his gruff nature, he is still very kind and loyal to his friends, especially Optimus Prime.
Powers and Abilities
Ironhide's heavily-armored skin is made of a trithyllium- steel alloy impregnated with irradiated carbon fibers, making him one of the most invulnerable of the Autobots. He is immune to most forms of blunt trauma, artillery and electromagnetic attacks. In addition to his enormous durability, he is also incredibly physically strong and powerful, and often engages his enemies in hand-to-hand combat and punches his foes into submission. But, if needed, he also has a gun he playfully calls his "water gun" that can shoot a stream of any number of liquids up to 2000 ft. His choices include super-cooled liquid nitrogen, superheated liquid lead, & petro- chemical fluid that ignites upon contact. He also has sonar radar, and a radiowave detector.
- Height: 22'
- Weight: 3 tons
Transformers (1984) - Ironhide appears in the Transformers 80's cartoon as one of the main Autobots and characters of the show. He follows Optimus loyally, and is also very loyal and respectful to his other teammates, and was one of the Autobots that helped protecting humanity from the Decepticons.
Transformers the Movie (1986) - He makes a short appearance in the Transformers 80's movie, though, unfortunately, he died when the Decepticons attacked him and a few other Autobots in an Autobot ship.
Transformers (2007) - Ironhide makes an appearance as one of the main Autobots in Transformers the Movie (2007). He doesn't like humanity at first, but he starts to tolerate them later in the movie. He helped protecting humanity from the Decepticons.
Transformers: the game (2007) - Ironhide appears as a playable character in Transformers: the game. In the Autobot campaign, he helps protecting Earth from the Decepticons and avenges Jazz's death by defeating Brawl. In the Decepticon campaign, he continues to protect humanity, but Blackout defeats Ironhide.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - Ironhide makes an appearance in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and continues to serve Optimus, and helped stopping the Fallen and Megatron from destroying Earth.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the game (2009) - Ironhide appears in Revenge of the Fallen the game, in the Decepticon campaign he is defeated by Long Haul, but appears in several missions in the Autobot campaign and is a playable character in Multiplayer mode.
Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010) - Ironhide appears as a playable character in the video game Transformers: War for Cybertron. He makes his first appearance in the first chapter of the Autobot campaign, helping Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Bumblebee with their mission by holding the Decepticons off. He makes another appearance in the third chapter of the Autobot campaign, fighting alongside Optimus Prime and Warpath to try to remove Dark energon from the core of Cybertron. Then he makes one final appearance in the game in the last chapter, helping Optimus Prime and Bumblebee defeat Trypticon. Ironhide is also one of the playable chassis' for the Leader class in the Multiplayer mode, and he is also a playable character in the Escalation mode.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) - Ironhide appears in Dark of the Moon and continues to serve the Autobot cause and protect humanity, but unfortunately, he died quite early in the film.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon the game (2011) - Ironhide appears in Dark of the Moon: the game and makes his first appearance in the second chapter of the game where he rescues Ratchet and stops defeats Mixmaster. He makes another appearance later in the game where he helps stopping Megatron. He is also one of the playable characters for the Commander class in Multiplayer mode.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) - Ironhide appears again in War for Cybertron's sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and helps the Autobots build the Ark and make the Ark ready for take-off so the Autobots could evacuate Cybertron. He's body parts are also available for the Destroyer class in Multiplayer mode.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (2014) - Ironhide appears in Rise of the Dark Spark. The Cybertron-part takes place after War for Cybertron, but before Fall of Cybertron, and the Earth-part takes place in a different Universe. Ironhide only appears in the Cybertron-part. He helps Sideswipe deliver the Dark Spark to Optimus Prime, so he can secure it from Megatron and the Decepticons.