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the Autobots' symbol in the Grat War

The Autobots (オートボット, Ōtobotto) are one of the factions in the race of the Transformers. They usually find themselves defending their own race, the AllSpark, and other species against the Decepticons and upholding justice and freedom throughout the galaxy.

A generally heroic, honorable group, they tend to be dedicated to peace, and feel a need to protect other races from the Decepticons. As a result, they are usually Transformers who change into non-combat oriented alternate modes such as domestic vehicles, cars, trucks, or rescue vehicles. This is not always the case, however, as their ranks certainly contain ne'er-do-wells, malcontents, and unsavory types, and the necessities of war have led many to adopt more combat-oriented alternate forms. While the Autobots have usually equally powerful to the Decepticons, the Autobots have always had home-field advantages, having not only the humans' military support, but also having more places on Earth to fall back on and the first Transformer race that have invented Space Bridge technology, while the Decepticons are entirely unwelcome on Earth.

Key concepts that repeat throughout most continuities are the use of the name Prime (or a variation thereof) to denote Autobot leadership, and the existence of an artifact of great life-giving power, usually referred to as a "Matrix", traditionally held by their leader.

Their maiship known as the city-sized Autobot starship called The Ark. Iacon is also an Autobot-controlled city-state at the north pole of Cybertron. Iacon often is the planet's capital.

Known Autobots in the Great WarEdit