is the name of a fictional character
in the various Transformers universes
Transformers: Generation 1
Groundbreaker is a Pretender Autobot who turns into a car.
Although not seen or mentioned directly, Groundbreaker was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus
in leaving Cybertron
for the planet Nebulos
(Transformers: Headmasters #1). Unfortunately, they were followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons
, leading war to break out once more. Fortress Maximus's band left Nebulos for the planet Earth
, with the Decepticons in close pursuit. (Transformers: Headmasters #4).
When Brainstorm needed subjects to duplicate a Decepticon Pretender experiment, Groundbreaker and five other Autobots volunteered and became the Autobot Pretenders. They fought the Decepticon Pretenders with the help of Optimus Prime and Goldbug (Transformers #40). They soundly defeated their Decepticon Pretender rivals, who thought they were simply giant humans.
Groundbreaker did not appear in any fiction from Dreamwave Productions, but did get a one page biography in their "More Than Meets The Eye" series.
In "Stormbringer Part 1" Groundbreaker is stationed on board the Autobot Orbital Command Hub, eagerly awaiting the call to battle.
Cloudburst, Groundbreaker, Landmine and Waverider appear in Spotlight: Hardhead investigating the Benzuli Expanse and reporting to Jetfire.
- Generation 1 Groundbreaker (1988)