- The Air Team is an Autobot subgroup from the Energon portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.
Its members include:
Energon cartoon continuity
After the first defeat of Unicron, Omega Supreme and the four guardian combiners fell into a deep stasis, ending the first age of Cybertron. The four combiners were chosen to guard an ancient fuel at the core of Cybertron known as Super Energon. As stated by Megatron, they seem to have actually fought to a standstill and slipped into stasis.
Possibly acting as a living seal to lock the Super Energon away, the death of Superion's brother caused them to return to life, as well as the emergence of the Super Energon, which filled the pool below. Escaping Galvatron, who had reformatted himself and convinced the other combiners to aid him, Superion Maximus would join the Autobots on Cybertron, fighting to take back control of the planet from Galvatron and his minions.
Superion Maximus met his apparent demise after a final encounter with Bruticus Maximus and Constructicon Maximus. During that battle, he destroyed Constructicon Maximus, pinning him to a wall by ejecting his four limbs and physically attacking his spark. Angered, Bruticus Maximus attacked him and began to crush him in his hands. Just as it seemed hopeless, a ghost-like entity appeared and shot off Bruticus' arm, freeing Superion. It was an image of his older brother.
Superion Maximus, now reduced to just the central combiner robot, powerlinked with Constructicon Maximus' limbs and attacked the confused Bruticus, piercing his spark, and causing a massive explosion which destroyed the remaining Decepticon.
Superion was last seen laying against the wall where Constructicon Maximus was killed earlier, still powerlinked to his limbs. His eyes showed a flicker of light as the Energon Sun exploded nearby, bathing the universe in light.
- Air Team (2004, 2005)
- Similar to Generation One's Scramble City combiner teams, the Air Team (as well as the Construction Team and Destruction Team) feature universal connection points for the limbs, allowing many different combinations and even swapping of limbs between different teams.
- For their Hasbro-market releases, the five members of the team were only released as individuals. In Japan, TakaraTomy sold them together as a gift set.
- The Air Team are loosely based on the Aerialbots.