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The name or term Rook refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Rook (disambiguation).
Rook is an Autobot in the Beast Era portion of the Generation One continuity family.

Eat your heart out, Anderson Cooper.

If Optimus Prime is Cybertron's Abraham Lincoln, then Rook is its Edward R. Murrow. A journalist of the highest caliber, his dedication to the truth is unshakeable. Making a name for himself with his hard-hitting, utterly fearless reporting from the front lines of the endless Great War, Rook is respected by Autobots and Decepticons alike for his courage under fire.



Rook served as a war correspondent during the Autobot/Decepticon war, refusing to side with either faction and presenting each soldier as an individual with a story to tell. Rook was unusual in that he was allowed access to both Optimus Prime and Megatron, and refused to back down from either commander, despite the obvious risks to his personal safety.

Rook played a pivotal role during the Autobot siege of a Decepticon fortress on the Mithril Sea. Rook secretly convinced both factions to withdraw from the area, a move that spared countless lives on both sides. [1]

Less than 3 deca-cycles after Cybertron's reformatting, Rook reported the Quintesson invasion of Cybertron. The Wreckers issue 4

Rook also had the unique privilege of broadcasting live from the scene as five of Cybertron's greatest heroes returned home after the planet's conversion into a technorganic paradise. He subsequently found himself covering the disappearance of those selfsame heroes following their immediate abduction by Unicron, Abduction and a short time later their return. Escape



  • Rook (Keychain Mini Vehicle, 2002)
Rook was originally a BotCon Europe exclusive, given free to pre-registrants, but was later sold on 3H's web-store. A gray and blue redeco of the Fun4All keychain version of Windcharger, he came in a clear plastic baggy with a tech spec card and a keyring.
The original version of this mold was used for Camaro, and retooled to make Tailgate.


  1. Rook's backstory is provided in his profile in Universe #1

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