The planet of Nebulos and it's biological humanoid inhabitants were caught up in the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Many of the native Nebulans choose to be binary bonded to a Transformer creating several subgroups including the Headmasters, Powermasters and Targetmasters.
was a genius computer programmer who was binary bonded to the reborn Optimus Prime
and became his Powermaster engine. Zarak
was a corrupt high-ranking politician who was bonded with Scorponok
and became his head and pilot. Throttle
, two Nebulan traitors who revived the domant Darkwing
and became their Powermaster engines.
Nebulans in the Multiverse
The Nebulans differ slightly from each known universe. In the G1 Marvel continuity
where most of the background story comes from, the Nebulans are a peaceful race and look almost identical to humans. They look much different in the IDW continuity
with their hairless green or bright pink skin and white eyes. In the original Generation 1 animated series the Nebulans are green skinned with green or white hair. Many of their elders have cyborg implants and have even replaced arms and legs with robotic limbs.