Brains is a fictional character from the Transformers series.

Autobot, former Decepticon
Sub-group(s) Autobot drone
Function brain unit technology Autobot
Partners Wheelie
Motto "We are family."
Alternate Modes Lenovo ThinkPad Edge
Series Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Japanese voice actor Shirō Saitō
Japanese voice actor Reno Wilson

Brains is a fictional character from the Transformers movie seies, originally a drone called Brain Unit.


IDW Publishing

The drone calling itself Brains ran away from the Decepticons and runs into Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky in Philadelphia.[1]


Brains appears in novelization of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. During the battle with the Decepticons Wheelie and Brains take over a Decepticon ship and use it against the Decepticons.

Brains appears as a character in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel.[2]

Movie plot

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Wheelie and Brains are kept as 'pets' by Sam Witwicky. Brains is more perverted than Wheelie, and likes bothering Carly. He also does not like it when Sam and Carly treat them as pets, wishing merely to find a place to call home. Wheelie and Brains are later taken by Carly and Sam to see Lennox after Sam was attacked by Laserbeak at his work place. He helps Sam and Simmons find two former cosmonauts who are hiding in America. During the battle in Chicago, he rides with the Wreckers and cheers as they ride into battle. He and Wheelie are accidentally left behind, but find a crashed Decepticon fighter and fly it to the main Decepticon battle-cruiser, where they sabotage the ship, saving Bumblebee and the other captured Autobots.

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, Brains ended up held captive the Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI) technology firm before being rescued by the Autobots.[3]


  1. John Barber (w), Carlos Magno (p), Aburtov and Graphiksslava (i). Transformers: Rising Storm 1 (February 2011), IDW Publishing
  2. Michael Kelly (2011). Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Junior Novel. Ballantine Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0316186292. 
  3. Bay, Michael (May 8, 2014). "John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’". Michael Bay. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 

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