- Japanese name: Fortress (see also Fortress Maximus)
Marvel Comics continuity
When Fortress Maximus was super-sized during the trip from Nebulos to Earth, Cerebros, basically an oversophisticated drone, was built to serve as an intermediate robot form between Galen and Fort Max... not much else to say, really.
The Transformers cartoon
- Voice actor: Jered Barclay (U.S.)
In the animated series, Cerebros was a sentient Autobot, who was concerned about humanity's growing involvement in the Transformers' conflict. He found himself stranded on Nebulos alongside several others when Scourge unwittingly unleashed the power of the Plasma Energy Chamber. He refused to become a Headmaster or Targetmaster however, reiterating his belief that human(oid)s shouldn't endanger themselves by fighting alongside Autobots. He wandered off and got his rear handed to him by the drones guarding the abandoned Hive city, and came crawling back (literally) to the other Autobots. When Optimus Prime arrived to pick up the Autobots on Nebulos and fly them back to Cybertron to help stop Galvatron and his all-out invasion of the planet, Spike Witwicky decided to stay behind with Cerebros, and help rebuild the Hive city he discovered to become Fortress Maximus. They later arrived on Cybertron just in time to battle their Decepticon counterpart, Scorponok. Cerebros afterwards asked Spike to deactivate him, not wishing to witness any more warfare. Spike showed him that Cybertron had been restored to a new Golden Age, and Cerebros broke out of his suicidal-pacifist funk. He was later assigned, along with the other binary-bonded Autobots, to protect Nebulos. Cerebros said that Optimus had made him the happiest girl alive... well, something to that effect anyway.
- Fortress Maximus (Headmaster Base, 1987)
- Japanese ID number: C-114
- There seems to be ongoing confusion on the proper way to transform Cerebros, as various sources have shown his legs made from the sides of Fortress Maximus's head (the horns visible and his feet made from the grills), while other sources have turned them around so that he has his own feet. The legs on the toy swivel so that either version is possible.
- In The Rebirth, Part 3 Cerebros is depicted as having an Alt Mode. Curiously it is in fact, Fortress Maximus' City mode. Whether Spike based the larger Transformer's design on Cerebros, or if it was a side effect of the Binary Bonding process is unknown.
- Fortress Maximus (with Cerebros) at TFU.info to see Cerebros' real Alt mode.
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