|“||On the ground, per favore, and stay there!||”|
—Dino to the power plant guards.
Mirage was an Autobot in the live-action Transformers film series, particularly Dark of the Moon.
Dark of the MoonEdit
Dino makes his debut in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, when he goes on a mission with Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Que toward the nuclear reactor site in the Middle East. He crashes through a gate and attacks several guards, telling them to get down and stay down on the ground, as the other Autobots make it to the power plant.
Dino later appears in the Highway Battle Scene, alongside Bumblebee and Sideswipe, and encounters the Dreads. He is engaged in brief combat with Hatchet, hooking his whips onto his back and steering him onto a car on the other lane - which decapitated the re - engineered cybertronian dog. Dino appeared to have some difficulty doing so.
Dino is among the other Autobots, as they are exiled from Earth on the Xantium. As the ship is in flight - he is supposedly killed alongside the others by Starscream. Luckily, he survives with every other Autobot on the ship when they hid in the booster rocket that was seperated and splashes into the Atlantic Ocean.
Dino later appears in the final battle in Chicago where he, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Sideswipe, and Que are captured by Soundwave, Barricade, and several Decepticon Protoforms. Instead being prisoners of war Dylan convinced the decepticon Soundwave to kill them all since it is now personal. After Que is executed by Barricade, Wheelie and Brains unexpectedly hiijack a large Decepticon ship - which begins to release smaller ships, distracting the Decepticons and giving him and the other Autobots a chance to escape from the grasp of their enemies. He battle and kills several Decepticons shortly afterwards with his charcoal black blades.
Age of ExtinctionEdit
Due to its incompetent government, humanity has turned against the Transformers, including the Autobots and Decepticons alike. Optimus Prime sends all of his followers into hiding, as a rogue CIA force known as Cemetery Wind becomes occupied with hunting down the despised Cybertronians.
At some point before the film's events, it is implied that Mirage was killed by Cemetery Wind, possibly with the aid of the bounty hunter Lockdown. His death, however, is not officially confirmed in the canon. So, is he dead? Well, thanks to Ehren Kruger's script that focuses so much on explosions and action instead of the characters, we don't know! We'd like to think he's alive, but ultimately - we may never know.
Mirage or Dino? Edit
In the rest of the Transformer's franchise, Dino is known as Mirage, due to fear of copyright lawsuits due to the fact that Mattel owns the copyright on every Ferrari Toy, and though Hasbro doesn't have much to do with the actual production of the movies, they manufacture the toys, and so if a toy concept protected by Mattel had a Hasbro name. The point is, on this website, we know him as Mirage - because why the heck should they give him a name that cuts out the canon?!