- Wheelie is an Autobot in the Dark of the Moon franchise.
|Affiliation:||Autobots, former Decepticon|
|Alternate Mode:||RC truck|
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Wheelie is a former Decepticon , later turned into a Autobot, he is a Model S.D.-196 salvage scrap drone from the factories north of Burthov docks, Cybertron, and is a close friend of another former Autobot friend , Brains.
|“||We've had a nice run, me and you.||”|
—Wheelie to Brains
Wheelie was one of the Autobots strongest allies alongside his partner Jetfire during the war for cybertron and as the war ended they were sent by Optimus to recover Bumblebee's falling body from the ark with the help of Jetfire's flight squadron and when they found his body the squadron was aboushed by Starscream and his flight squadron and covered the autobot flight squad and Bumblebee . But later they were taken to Shockwave's labotory and he wiped their memories of being Autobots and the fallen drained their energon and broke them and within years they became their slaves and years later he was sent by Soundwave to retrieve an AllSpark shard, currently in Mikaela's possession. He followed her back to her garage, where he attempted to retrieve the shard from Mikaela's safe. Unfortunately, Wheelie, who was wanting to get out of the sight of Mikaela's dog, Bones. The noise Wheelie made, while trying to avoid mousetraps and other objects on the floor, blew his cover.
Mikaela picked Wheelie up with tongs and burnt his left eye out with a blowtorch before questioning him about why he was there. Wheelie explained that he needed to bring the AllSpark shard to the Decepticons, or he'd be terminated, begging mercy of Mikaela. Despite his pleas, Mikaela simply claimed to be his "worst nightmare" before stuffing him in a toolbox and taking him with her to Princeton University.
Mikaela later let Wheelie out of the box in Seymour Simmons's deli, and questioned him about the Language of the Primes, promising not to torch his other eye if he complied. Wheelie identified the language, and explained that while he could not read it, he could lead the group to a Seeker who could.Wheelie and the humans then went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to use Sam's AllSpark fragment to awaken Jetfire, a dormant Seeker hidden there as an SR-71 Blackbird. As the revived Seeker made his way outside, he inquired on the state of the civil war, and informed the group that he had defected years earlier. Wheelie was shocked by Jetfire's discussion of how he defected from the Decepticons to the Autobots, a thought which had never occurred to him, and decided he too would defect to the Autobots, humping Mikaela's leg in joy. Sam objected, but Mikaela noted Wheelie was faithful, though this did not stop Sam from punting Wheelie.
Wheelie was taken by Jetfire's space bridge to Jordan, and from there he travelled with the humans and Autobots to the Pyramids of Egypt. He was present in when Bumblebee was stopped by the Egyptian checkpoint officers. They arrived in Cairo, where he presumably decided to stay safely while everyone else searched for the Tomb of the Primes.
Three years later, Wheelie, along with his new friend Brains, moved in with Sam and Carly Spencer, where they spent most of their time going through Carly's underwear or watching Star Trek reruns. Wheelie and Brains had a deep friendship, as shown by their constant companionship and their agreement on Sam's last girlfriend being mean. However neither were exactly happy with their living arrangements, living in a box outside of the apartment itself, and had a dog for a neighbor. Wheelie complained about his living conditions, and said he wasn't so sure about moving in with Carly permanently.And three years later he returned to the autobots for help to restore his memories because he wanted to do it for jetfire and with the help of ratchet he was able to restore his memories . However they couldn't restore him to his natural form.They went with their human housemates to the NEST base to reveal information to the Autobots, however their offer of help was turned down by Charlotte Mearing. Wheelie later noted that they were disrespected greatly, and decided they were safer with Bumblebee at Sam and Carly's. However when the Autobots were forced to leave Earth by the human authorities, both Wheelie and Brains were captured and shoved into a small cage. They begged for help from Sam, warning him the whole thing was a Decepticons trap. The duo, along with the other Autobots, survived by hiding in one of the booster rockets when Starscream destroyed the Xantium shortly after take-off.
Wheelie and Brains came to the aid of Sam, Epps and the human race in Chicago. Wheelie told them that he and the other Autobots would always help humanity and they soon marched off to battle, riding Leadfoot into the city. Unfortunately, Wheelie and Brains were left behind by the Wreckers when they were done distracting Shockwave, having fallen off while they were firing.
As they wandered through the streets hopelessly, mumbling about the lack of support, they discovered a crashed Decepticon ship. They rode it up to one of the massive Decepticon "mother ships" hovering over Chicago that was controlling several smaller ships like the one they hijacked. Wheelie and Brains overrode the ship's controls, dropping several of the small fighters, as well as some of the Decepticon crew, onto the battlefield, causing a distraction just at the right second. This also allowed the Autobots to gain an essential lead in the battle, proving the duo's worth in the end. Wheelie presumably perished as the massive ship crashed into a large body of water below. Brains survived, as he is seen in Age of Extinction, using his disconnected right leg as a cane to walk around.