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This article is about the city on Earth. For the city on Cybertron from the Energon cartoon, see Central City (Energon).
This article is about the city near Autobot Headquarters. For the other city near Autobot Headquarters with a similar name, see Center City.
Central City is a city in the Generation One continuity family.

Central City is a large human settlement near the Autobots' not-so concealed headquarters.


Cartoon continuity

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Associated characters


Voice actor: Alan Oppenheimer (US), ? (Japan)
Mayor CentralCity

"Do you mind?! I am just trying to have a quiet meal with my secret other family!"

The bespectacled mayor of Central City won the bitterly contested 1986 election against his rival, the influential businessman Shawn Berger.

The mayor easily mixes up his speeches.

Shawn Berger

Voice actor: Ed Gilbert (US), ? (Japan)
Berger at desk

A triple-patty heart-stopper deluxe of greed, dripping with cheese.

A powerful and unscrupulous businessman, Berger runs Berger, Inc., a large company that operates a major commercial television network and a rocket launchpad in Central City. Greedy and power-hungry, what Berger desires most is to be mayor and have the adulation of the masses. He is known to make demagogue-styled impassioned rants on television while sitting in front of the American flag. How very topical.

See main article on Shawn Berger.


Voice actor: Bud Davis (US), ? (Japan)

The smartest/dumbest among them.

This mustachioed man threw tomatoes at Optimus Prime immediately after watching Berger's supposedly damning evidence of the Autobots' duplicity. He demanded that the Autobots "go home!" It is unknown whether he had already purchased the produce prior to the Autobot Day parade, or if he purchased them after watching Berger's footage specifically for the purpose of throwing the tomatoes in indignant anger. As Spike, Sparkplug and Chip Chase left with the Autobots, he accused them of being "lousy Autobot-lovers" and led a mob.

Notable locations

It should be noted that many buildings in Central City are large enough to accommodate Transformers within their interiors.


Meanwhile, at Judiciary Square...

City Hall

This imposing edifice of bureaucratic opulence impresses even the vain Sunstreaker in its majestic brown colour.

Berger, Inc. building

BergerInc Building

The commute's great, but it's hell on the windows.

Standing in Central City's business district, the Berger, Inc. building rises not very high above the other skyscrapers surrounding it. A helipad for Berger's personal helicopter is on the roof of the building, under which his poorly decorated office is located on the seventh of nine floors. It has a lot of windows, which makes Laserbeak's job much easier.

Fake Solar Power Plant


Ask your doctor about Viagra™!

This faux solar power plant was donated by Shawn Berger after losing the election, in a scheme to lure the Decepticons into attacking the plant. The inoperative plant hid Berger's private army tanks, which were supposed to defeat the Decepticons in battle, humiliate the real mayor and win Berger his much-cherished adulation of the masses. Unfortunately, they didn't, it didn't and he didn't.

Oil field

CentralCity Oilfield

Despite all this oil, Megs never actually tried to steal any of it.

The lazy and shiftless workers of this oil field don't bother turning up until it is well into the daylight hours, allowing fake Autobots to steal the oil right out of the tanks.

Sports Stadium



Whether it's football or staging a rigged trial to determine the fate of friendly alien robots, Central City's Sports Team Stadium is there for you!

It's either surrounded by gigantic buildings, or else holds some incredibly tiny humans.



The lady in the pink rushes to BotCon.

This local sports center held a Teen Dance Day later on Decepticon Day (or the day earlier or the day after - who knows). Inside, to go with the seizure-inducing disco lighting, they were playing all the music teenagers love, such as big band music, but no Cold Slither. Soundwave took the cassettes to the dance; Rumble got down with his good self, Ravage was a big hit with the ladies, but some kid dared to offer Laserbeak a cracker. Laserbeak looked at him as if he would have preferred to eat the kid.

Central City (Armada)

Central City is a human city some distance from Lincoln, Nebraska by bus.


Cartoon continuity

To help the Space Mini-Con Team escape from the Autobots, Rad, Carlos, Alexis, Billy and Fred bought them bus tickets to Central City.

However, they disembarked before the bus reached its destination and instead hid the Mini-Cons in a Farmhouse hideout. Runaway

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