- The asylum is a building in the live-action movie continuity family.
The building itself is a Greek Revival style structure, with brick walls and stone detailing. Sector 7 monitors it, and the area around it is heavily dampered to prevent Internet access.
Following a lead acquired from the Psychopathic Institute for the Long-Term Insane, Bumblebee scanned Captain Witwicky's records from just outside the asylum, giving him a subsequent lead on Witwicky's descendant in Springfield, Missouri. This action was immediately detected by Sector 7 agents, who recognized the intrusion as the work of N.B.E.-2 and mobilized field units to intercept.
- Why exactly would anyone bother to store records of patient that (presumably) died some time prior to World War II, after spending the last years of his life in a hospital that was apparently abandoned decades ago, in digitalized form that can be accessed via the internet?
- It's possible that the Asylum is supposed to be St. Jude's Mental Asylum, a name used for the Psychopathic Institute for the Long-Term Insane in Transformers: Beginnings in a newly-added caption that was not present in Prime Directive issue 4. But that's pretty much pure speculation, since it's unknown who actually came up with the name "St. Jude's".