Windblade is a female Autobot who appears in the IDW portion of the Generation 1 continuity family.

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Windblade hails from the planet/city of Caminus. She is strong in character, and an even stronger swordswoman, easily matching Drift in combat. However, her body guard and best friend Chromia is sometimes annoyed by her stubbornness.

She has rear talent, being able to converse with the old Metrotitans of Cybertron such as Metroplex. This has earned her the title of Cityspeaker.

Windblade assesses Metroplex.

—Metroplex, it's me. Are you hurt?

Japanese: Windblade (ウインドブレード Uindoburēdo)
Mandarin: Fēngrèn (风刃, "Windblade")


The Metrotitan, Caminus, left Cybertron Millennia ago during the days of Cybertron's once powerful empire. Centuries passed and Cybertron was slowly forgotten and became little more than a legend. Camiens like Windblade were raised on tales of Cybertron.

After Metroplex returns to Cybertron barely on line, Thunderclash travels to Caminus to search for help in repairing the Titan. Three were selected, including Windblade and Chromia.

Arriving on Cybertron, Windblade was put in charge of the project and, because of her rare talent of being able to understand the complex, ancient language of the MetroTitans, was named Cityspeaker.


IDW Generation 1 Comics

Dark Cybertron

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Dawn of The Autobots: Windblade

Metroplex is the City, but I am his voice...

As dawn breaks over Cybertron, Windblade heads back to Metroplex's core. On the way she bumps into her friend Chromia. She warns Windblade that Lord Starscream will be waiting to hear a report.

Back at the titan's core, Windblade updates Starscream on the condition of the Titan. Not happy with the progress, Starscream causes Windblade of purposely holding back the repairs. Windblade sits alone with Metroplex after this, trying to understand more of his injuries. She finds out that something is draining power from Junction T134. After telling Chromia, who wasn't fond of the idea, Windblade flies off to find Ironhide.

The old veteran, as well as givng her directions regarding the problem Junction, told her to weary of Lord Starscream. Meeting up with Chromia again, they head into a service tunnel to find the junction. After only managing to reach Junction T127, they call it a day. Chromia forces Winblade to to take a break and meet back at T127 at dawn. Unknown to Chromia though, Wingblade decides to get some more info on Starscream in Maccadam's Old Oil House.

Upon leaving the Bar, Wingblade and Chromia are cought in a large explosion in the street outside. Chromia escapes with mere scrathes but Wingblade is badly wounded. Just before passing out she spots some strange wire in the rubble. Windblade #1

Combiner Wars

With Menasor rampaging on Caminus, Windblade battles to defend her home world with the help of Superion.

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  • Windblade (Deluxe, 2014)
  • Accessories: Sword, Tessen
Windblade was released as part of the the "Thrilling 30" line of Generations toys, Windblade transforms into a Cybertronian VTOL jet fighter. The vehicle mode features VTOL fans on the side that can rotate almost completely 360 degrees, and a retractable front landing gear.
Her robot mode features the stereotypical female attributes, such as an implied beast area, wider hips and high-heel styled feet. She comes with a Translucent Energon featuring it's own scabbard. The scabbard can be pegged onto the folded nose-cone on her back for storage. Her headdress can be detached, and placed in her hand as a fan, or 'tessen'.
As with other Deluxe class figures in the line, she comes with a tie in comic, in this case being Chapter 8 of the Dark Cybertron storyline: "Burning Bright"

Notes & Trivia

  • Windblade is the first "fan-built bot" ever — the result of various polls on Hasbro's official website to determine her character and physical traits... well, most of her traits, as her Japanese motifs weren't an option in the poll and seem to be the work of the design team. In addition to getting a toy, she'll also get a special IDW mini-series written by Mairghread Scott and illustrated by Sarah Stone.
  • Her face has "makeup" based upon Japanese kabuki actors.