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Red Alert is an Autobot Medic, and a major protagonist of the Unicron Trilogy, appearing in Transformers Armada and Cybertron.

He was voiced by Brian Dobson, who also voiced The Thing in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes.



Red Alert and Optimus Prime were old comrades in the war over the Mini-Cons on Cybertron, with Red securing victory for his leader many times through his dedication to careful planning and preparation. According to his Cyber Key Code content, Red Alert's hand was cut off by Starscream, with it being replaced by a multi-purpose medical tool.


When the Mini-Cons were reawoken on Earth in 2010, Red Alert and Hot Shot were the first to follow Optimus to Earth. In Metamorphosis, teleporting to the planet's surface at the same time as the Decepticons, Red immediately battled Demolishor, protecting the Mini-Con High Wire and the humans he had befriended. The villains were driven off, but soon returned to menace the humans and their Mini-Con friends again, and Red, having taken an ambulance alternate mode, and the Autobots came to their rescue. In Base, Red and Hot Shot shielded their new allies against a blast from Megatron, and the explosion unearthed two Mini-Cons, which Red and Hot Shot activated, gaining new Mini-Con partners of their own. Powerlinxing with Longarm, Red Alert obtained a new laser gun, with which he blasted Starscream. The Decepticons withdrew, and the Autobots set about constructing a base on Earth out of the Mini-Con's crashed ship; after helping explain Cybertronian history to the kids, Red Alert gave them with Laserbeak to protect them.

On a mission to track down the signal of a Mini-Con panel in Big Canyon, in Comrade, Red Alert partnered up with Carlos. After some off-roading to kick things off, the pair soon got lost and Carlos quickly got tired of Red Alert's humorlessness, but when the Decepticons attacked, Red Alert used a grappling line to evade attacks from Demolishor, impressing Carlos.

In Soldier, Red Alert scolded Hot Shot for playing around when he should have been working. The two's clashing personalities led to tension between them. On a mission in Antarctica, Red Alert quickly repaired Optimus Prime's malfunctioning trailer. When Hot Shot was under fire from the Decepticons, Red Alert acted unconcerned, but soon after Red saved Hot Shot's life by taking out Cyclonus with his grapple, saved him again by hitting Megatron with his disk launcher, saved the kids from falling with his disk, and snatched the Mini-Con panel out of Starscream's hands. Back at the Autobot base, Red Alert and Hot Shot made amends with each other, and Red Alert revealed he secretly appreciates Hot Shot's abilities.

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The Mini-Con Weapons

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The Unicron Battles

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The Unicron Singularity

When a colossal Black Hole emerged, Red Alert was tasked with monitoring it. When the black hole began threatening Cybertron itself, Optimus Prime led the Autobots in evacuating to Earth, but Red remained at his station, preparing a gravitron grid to collapse the black hole in upon itself. Teleconferencing with Prime's forces on Earth for the grid's activation, Red Alert found that his efforts had been in vain, as the grid proved unable to combat the black hole's force. The ancient Vector Prime urged that the lost Cyber Planet Keys held the key to stopping the singularity, and while the other Autobots were uncertain, Red Alert agreed with him, convincing Prime's team to focus their efforts on locating the Keys.

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Quest for the Cyber Planet Keys

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Cybertron Defense Team

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Power and skills



  • In both Armada and Cybertron, Red Alert takes the form of an ambulance. After his upgrade as part of the Cybertron Defense Force, Red Alert's vehicle form is a missile truck. 
  • Red Alert is named Ratchet in the Japanese version of Armada, Micron Legend, due to resembling him in function. In Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of Cybertron, he is called First Aid, and is a separate character. 
  • Red Alert's Powerlinx colors in Armada bears similarities to the colours of the G1 Protectobots.



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