A small, human-sized Transformer from the colony planet Master, Chrome proved himself enough to be granted a large transtector body, becoming one of the planet's elite Headmaster warriors, Chromedome. Fortress Maximus's second-in-command and field commander, he was charged with leading a crack troop of Headmaster soldiers with about one personality between the four of them. Chromedome was notable for often being the guy in charge and being slightly brasher than the rest of this brash lot. Brasher than Armada's Hot Shot. That's pretty darn brash. Brash. He also picked up romancing Arcee when Rodimus was on walkabout for a new planet and Springer was apparently otherwise occupied.
Chromedome had a long history of animosity with Sixshot, dating back to when Sixshot killed his friend Abel before Chromedome became a Headmaster. Things got worse when Sixshot killed Ultra Magnus. The final straw came when Chromedome was forced to shoot his friend Jack after Sixshot planted a bomb in Jack and reprogrammed him to blow up the Battleship Maximus. He was finally challenged to a one-on-one fight to the death with Sixshot, but they were stopped by Daniel Witwicky, who had managed to open up Sixshot to the idea of aiding the Autobots.
The Headmasters manga
His role is similar to that in the Headmasters animated series. He is portrayed as being more of a leader and inspiration to his troops than his computer nerd counterpart in US comics. His head is a small robot, not an organic Nebulan.
Chromedome once relayed information to the Autobot Pretenders on Earth, updating them on his battles in space with Decepticon forces, namely those of MegaZarak, who would become BlackZarak.
Chromedome designs the Transtectors and the Master Suits for the Autobot Headmaster Jrs.
- Chromedome seems to have a bad habit of making promises to humans that he wounds up unable to keep. During the launch of a sattellite, he promised to keep it safe from the Decepticons. They stole it, then he promised Daniel he would get it back safely. He blew it up. He THEN promised Daniel he would stop the Decepticons from blowing up Mars. By stories end there were suddenly only EIGHT planets in the cosmos. It got the point where his "promise" to do something was a kiss of death, suggesting he was either highly incompetent or just enjoyed screwing around with peoples hopes and dreams.