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Sam Witwicky is a human in the Movie continuity family. He is also known as LadiesMan217.
If he wears a hardhat, we quit.

Samuel James "Sam" Witwicky (1990-) is a 17 year old high school student and he needs a car. When he bought a car, it turned out to be an alien robot. Who knew? Also, his pheromone levels suggest that he wants to mate with Mikaela Banes.

Sam Witwicky, you hold the key to Earth's survival.

Optimus Prime, putting on the pressure, Transformers

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Official Movie Prequel comics

At age twelve, Sam's father presents him with the heirlooms of his ancestor Archibald Amundsen Witwicky. Sam is not impressed and makes googly eyes with the arctic explorer's glasses.

Years later, Sam discovers the concept of riding around in cars to cruise for chicks. He looks to his box of priceless historical artifacts, and his thoughts turn to eBay... Prime Directive (IDW)

Transformers film

Actor: Shia LaBeouf (English), Fuminori Komatsu (Japanese-language dub voice)
Is this a genealogy report or an auction?

After getting an undeserved A- for his genealogy report, Sam and his father went to buy a car. Though they passed a Porsche car lot, Ron was actually playing a cruel joke on his son (real smart, considering that he'll eventually get power of attorney someday). Going to Bobby Bolivia's car lot, they went shopping for a used car. Sam spotted a Camaro that he liked, but Ron, ever the cheap man, refused to go over four thousand dollars. However, when all the windows in the car lot suddenly exploded, Bolivia agreed to four thousand.

That Charles Atlas course really works!

Taking his friend Miles to the lake, they encountered Mikaela and her boyfriend Trent. Trent pretty much told them to get lost, but Mikaela then dumped Trent. Realizing he had his one shot, Sam abandoned Miles and offered to give Mikaela a ride home. When his car had some engine trouble, Mikaela looked under the hood and was quite impressed with the layout of the Camaro's engine, though Sam was more impressed with the layout of Mikaela. After giving her a ride home, Mikaela asked Sam if he thought she was shallow. Sam awkwardly replied that he thought there was "more than meets the eye...with you". After berating himself for his lame pickup line, Mikaela waved goodbye from her porch, and Sam felt that he made progress, and said he loved his car.

Nope, nothing out of the ordinary here, no sirree.
Real men hug chihuahuas and ride on girls' bikes

Later that night, his car suddenly left. Believing it was being stolen, Sam followed it to an abandoned junkyard. To his shock and horror, the car was alive. Sam left his last words to his parents and his dog Mojo, where he acknowledged that he owned Busty Beauties that were given to him by Uncle Charles, then investigated. Some police came and arrested him, and an overzealous cop, believing him to be a junkie, ripped him a new one. Returning home, Satan's Camaro arrived, and Sam fled ignominiously on his mother's pink bike. He hit the cement hard in front of Mikaela, and soon found a police car. He demanded the officer's help... at which point said police car turned into an even scarier car. After throwing Sam onto a nearby car, the police car demanded the location of Sam's eBay items, but Sam fled and ran into Mikaela. The Camaro arrived and took them to a power plant, where the two cars fought it out, while Sam was chased by a spastic abomination who pantsed him. Mikaela was able to cut it's head off, which Sam punted.

"Are you user name ladiesman217?!" "NO!" "Oh. Well, then never mind." "Really?" "No, I'm still gonna kill you."

Sam and Mikaela approached the Camaro, who could only speak through his radio, and offered a ride. Mikaela was hesitant, but Sam convinced her to get in. While driving, Sam had shotgun, but Mikaela refused to sit in the driver's seat. Sam suggested that she sit in his lap. Safety first, right? She agreed, then admitted to Sam that it was a smooth move on his part. As Mikaela asked why if the robot was so advanced, then why did he turn into a piece of crap Camaro? Insulted, the car forced them out. As Sam lamented how four thousand dollars had driven off, the car returned as a 2009 Camaro. Taking the teens to an observatory, they watched as four metoers entered Earth's atmosphere, during which Mikaela instinctively reached out for Sam's hand. They were then escorted to an abandoned alley, where they met the biggest surprises of them all. Four other cars transformed into robots. The lead robot, after inquiring about Sam's identity, introduced himself as Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, autonomous robotic lifeforms from a planet known as Cybertron. Prime introduced Jazz, his first lieutenant, Ironhide, his weapons expert, Ratchet, their medical officer (who claimed that Sam's pheromone level indicated that he wanted to mate with Mikaela, embarrassing both teens), and identified the Camaro as Bumblebee, Sam's appointed guardian. Optimus explained their mission to locate the All Spark, the betrayal of Megatron and the Decepticons, and how Archibald Witwicky's glasses played a vital role in finding the All Spark.

Sam, Mikaela and Prime try to make sense of Michael Bay's fight cinematography.

Going to his house, Sam and Mikaela frantically searched for the glasses, but the Autobots were somewhat impatient and totally wrecked his dad's backyard. Since Optimus Prime caused a lot of noise, Sam's parents thought it was an earthquake and went to check on Sam. After finding the door locked, Sam's father was seriously pissed and when Sam finally opened the door, Sam's mother accused Sam of masturbating. After finding the glasses, government agents arrived. They wore Black suits and neckties, typical government Their leader, who was also dressed in black (with a clip-on tie), Agent Simmons took Sam and Mikaela into custody, separating Sam from his parents. Simmons went bad cop on Sam, threatening him with life imprisonment and revealing Mikaela's criminal record. Just as Simmons demanded answers about aliens, Prime intercepted the convoy, and the Autobots totally outclassed the agents. Sam demanded to know what Sector Seven was, but a backup team arrived. Prime took Sam and Mikaela to hide under a bridge, but they nearly fell to their deaths. Bumblebee saved them, but was captured, and Sam and Mikaela recaptured.

If you thought this part of the hazing was bad, wait'll you see what they do with the scraplets.

Taken to Hoover Dam, Simmons tried the awkward role of good cop, but Sam was uninterested in talking. Tom Banachek tried to bribe him, and Sam demanded the freeing of Bumblebee, his parents, and the expunging of Mikaela's criminal record. Taking them into the Dam, Sector Seven showed them N.B.E.-1, who Sam recognized as Megatron. He explained Megatron's goals, and the purpose of the All Spark. However, the spastic abomination that pantsed him sent a message to the Decepticons, who attacked. Sam implored Sector Seven to release Bumblebee, saying he could help, which Captain Lennox assisted by putting a gun to Simmon's chest. Bumblebee converted the All Spark to a smaller form, and the soldiers escorted the two teens and Bumblebee to Mission City, soon augmented by the Autobots.

Upon reaching Mission City, an F-22 Raptor was spotted, which Ironhide recognized as Starscream. Starscream attacked, damaging Bumblebee's legs, and a tank attacked the soldiers. As the Autobots and the soldiers went to deal with the tank, Mikaela arrived to with a tow truck to remove Bumblebee from the battle. Megatron soon arrived and killed Jazz, and Lennox ordered Sam to take the All Spark to a building to be escorted out of the city. Despite his refusal to leave, Bumblebee handed the Cube to Sam, urging him to go. Sam was pursued by Megatron, Starscream, and a helicopter, with Ratchet and Ironhide providing protection, but they were injured by Starscream, and Sam was forced to leave without them. During his flight, Sam dropped the All Spark, causing some nearby machines to come to life. Reaching the building, Sam ignited a flare, but his ride was destroyed by Starscream.

Now, light our darkest hour...

Cornered on the roof, Megatron demanded the All Spark, in exchange for living to be his pet, but Sam refused. Megatron used his flail to knock Sam off the roof, but Sam was saved by Optimus Prime. Telling Sam to hold onto the cube, Prime tried to scale down the building, but Megatron knocked them all off. Prime managed to shield Sam from any serious injury, however. Prime expressed admiration for Sam's efforts, and told him that if he couldn't defeat Megatron, Sam was to merge the Cube with his spark, destroying both Prime and the All Spark. However, Megatron was too powerful for Optimus to defeat alone, and Prime told Sam to push the cube into the Autobot's chest. Instead, Sam merged the All Spark with Megatron, killing him. Optimus extended his thanks, telling him he owed Sam a debt of gratitude. Bumblebee, who could now speak, requested permission to stay with Sam, to which Sam eagerly agreed. Sam and Mikaela entered into a relationship, and made out on Bumblebee's hood while Ironhide and Ratchet observed.

Sam really loves having a car. Transformers (film)

Titan Magazines

In an alternate reality, Sam held the key to Earth's survival, and his attempt to destroy Megatron with the All Spark... failed. Sam was killed and Mikaela & Bumblebee mourn him still. Bumblebee wondered if there was another reality where Sam's attempt succeeded and the Decepticons didn't conquer the United States... Transformers Comic issue 9

Revenge of the Fallen film

Actor: Shia LaBeouf

Sam prepares to go to college, but his parents have letting go issues. While he is looking through his mementos from Mission City, a shard of the All Spark falls out of his shirt into his hand and shocks him, causing him to see images of weird symbols in his head. He drops the shard and it burns through the floor, falling into the kitchen where it brings to life all of the appliances. Sam escapes and Bumblebee destroys the appliance bots. Afterward, he gives the shard to Mikaela, but is unable to admit he loves her saying he wants her to do it first which frustrates her. Sam ends up having to spill the bad news to Bumblebee — Bee can't come with him to college as freshmen aren't allowed to have cars and Sam tells Bumblebee to return to the other Autobots.

At college, Sam is freaked out by Leo Spitz, his roommate, and mortified by his mother who eats a pot brownie. He tries to get a change of rooms but fails. Sam misses his first web-cam date with Mikaela due to being dragged off to a party by his roommate, Leo and is hit upon by a co-ed named Alice. Before things can go too far, Bumblebee shows up to take him to Optimus Prime. Optimus asks for his help in convincing the United States government, but Sam refuses as he wants a normal life now by stating "This isn't my war" and doesn't think Optimus Prime truly needs him.

During his first day, he has a mental breakdown due to the information the All Spark put into his head and is kicked out of class. He realizes what the All Spark did to him and calls Mikaela to warn her about it. After beating Wheelie, she decides to come to him. Sam has another breakdown and starts drawing the symbols over everything after returning to his room. Alice and Leo show up and she kicks Leo out, forcing herself on Sam, who is unable to get away and doesn't see the tentacle she sends at him. He's saved by Mikaela's arrival, and Mikaela, sure she's caught him cheating on her, breaks up with him on the spot and leaves. Sam is attacked again by Alice and his screams for help draw Mikaela and Leo who's arrival distracts Alice and allows him to get away. Alice reveals herself to be a Decepticon Pretender and chases the three of them. They escape in a car hotwired by Mikaela and she kills Alice who continued to give chase to them.

Unfortunatly, they are captured by Grindor who takes them to a resurrected Megatron, who is understandably unhappy with Sam killing him and plans to kill him, after he dissects his brain for the information he needs. Optimus and Bumblebee rescue them and Sam goes with Optimus while Mikaela and Leo go with Bumblebee. Sam witnesses Optimus battle Megatron, Starscream and Grindor all at once. Though killing Grindor, Optimus Prime is killed by Megatron right in front of Sam. Optimus Prime's last words are for Sam to run. Sam is saved by the other Autobots and goes on the run with Mikaela, Leo, Bumblebee, Skids and Mudflap while the other Autobots are taken into custody by the government.

Sam gets depressed over Optimus sacrificing himself to save him and decides to turn himself in after The Fallen's broadcast. The others convince him not to and turn to him as their leader. After realizing the symbols he keeps seeing are the key and after Skids and Mudflap are unable to translate them, he decides they will go see Leo's rival, "RoboWarrior" for help.

In Brooklyn, Leo finds RoboWarrior and when Sam and Mikaela are called in, they're shocked at who it is: former Agent Seymor Simmons of Sector Seven. Simmons initially refuses to help, but Sam convinces him to by showing him one of the symbols he keeps drawing. Simmons shows them drawings of symbols just like the ones Sam kept drawing and reveals that the Transformers have been on Earth a long time. He shows them pictures of suspected Cybertronians as well and Mikaela brings out her captured Decepticon Wheelie to identify the symbols. Wheelie is unable to translate them, but recognizes the pictures of the Cybertronians (Seekers) and is shocked they have pictures of them. Wheelie offers to lead them to the Seekers, the only ones who can translate the language.

Wheelie leads them to the Smithsonian and Sam revives the Seeker there with the All Spark shard. Too late Mikaela realizes that the Seeker is a Decepticon. The Seeker wakes up, but mostly disregards them at first. The Seeker reveals his name is Jetfire and he has defected to the Autobots. This causes Wheelie to defect as well. Sam draws the symbols in the ground with a knife and mentions The Fallen to Jetfire who remembers their mission and teleports them to Egypt via a Space bridge.

Sam injures his hand upon arrival and Mikaela bandages it. They demand an explanation from Jetfire and he explains where they are and the history of The Fallen and the Dynasty of Primes. Upon learning that only a Prime can defeat The Fallen and of the Matrix's power, Sam decides that they will find the Matrix and use it to bring Optimus back to life. Jetfire gives them the clue he has deciphered and passes off his mission to Sam before having them leave him behind.

Simmons figures out what part of the message means, and Sam has Simmons call Lennox to get Optimus' body to that location. Sam and his friends spend the night near the Great Pyramids of Giza. While talking with Mikaela, Sam realizes what the rest of the message means. The group travels to the mountains of Petra to find the Matrix, and thanks to the Twins antics, they find the tomb. Sam finds the Matrix, but it crumbles to sand in his hands. Desperate, he puts it in his sock and believes that it will still work. Sam and his group then head for the rendevous point to meet up with Lennox and his soldiers so he can try to revive Optimus Prime.

They get close, but are attacked by Megatron and Starscream. Sam sends Bumblebee and the Twins off to distract them. Simmons and Leo go with the Autobots to help buy more time. Sam and Mikaela make it to an abandoned town nearby, but have to hide from the Decepticons. While hiding, an Insecticon finds them. Sam kills it, but it alerts the Decepticons to their presence.

Sam and Mikaela end up running, but are forced to stop when Rampage shows up with his parents as hostages. Sam's parents try to get him to run, but Sam spots Bumbleee and distracts Rampage long enough for him to sneak up. Bumblebee kills Rampage and Ravage. Sam has him take his parents, who finally accept that he has grown up, to safety. Sam and Mikaela run through the battle and meet up with Lennox and Epps. They are nearly cornered by Mixmaster, but Jetfire returns to help and kills Mixmaster and Scorponok.

Unfortunatly, after the Decepticons are bombarded by the Air Force, Sam rushes for Optimus too early, and is killed by a blast from Megatron. Lennox and a medic try to revive him, but fail. Even Mikaela admitting she loves him fails. In a vision-like state, Sam encounters the spirits of the Primes. The Primes tell him that he has displayed the qualities of a true leader and has earned the Matrix which has to be "earned" instead of "found", which is why it crumbled to dust when he picked it up. The Primes reveal that this has always been Sam's destiny, then resurrect him. As soon as he resurrects, Sam finally admits he loves Mikaela and the Matrix regenerates.

Sam then uses the Matrix to resurrect Optimus who is surprised, but happy, that Sam came back for him. The Fallen finally shows up and takes the Matrix before Optimus can fully recover, but Jetfire sacrifices himself to give Optimus his components to make him more powerful. Sam watches as Optimus kills The Fallen and forces a badly injured Megatron and Starscream to retreat, leaving everyone relieved. Simmons and Leo reunite with them, having destroyed the Devastator. On the bow of an aircraft carrier, Optimus joins Sam and thanks him for saving his life. Sam says "You're welcome", and reciprocates by thanking Optimus for believing in him. Sam, Optimus, Mikaela and Leo stand on the bow as Optimus sends out another message.

At some later point, Sam kisses Mikaela goodbye and returns to college where his professor sarcastically refers to him as Professor Einstein and thanks him for rejoining them to which Sam said he's been busy. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


Toys

Transformers (2007)

  • First Encounter (Screen Battles, 2007)
Japanese ID number: SB-01
Yes, run toward the crazy robot.
This Screen Battles pack features a largely unchanged Deluxe class Barricade figure but the Frenzy accessory has been cast in black plastic to better blend in with Barricade's chest. The pack also comes with unposable figurines of Sam Witwicky in a running pose, Frenzy menacing Sam and Mikaela Banes holding the power saw she uses to attack Frenzy. The set is packaged in a special window box with a diorama depicting the battle between Barricade and Bumblebee.

Revenge of the Fallen

  • Bumblebee (Human Alliance, 2009)
Sam is the human that comes with Bumblebee. He can sit in Bumblebee's seat or in his arm looking like he is firing the guns on his arm. His face has a strange expression much like the one where he started seeing symbols and freaked out. He's a lot more possible than his "First Encounter" version.


Trivia

  • Sam was not given the nickname "Spike", nor his father the nickname "Sparkplug" (though his wife does refer to him as "Spark"), because unlike their Generation One counterparts the movie characters are not oil rig workers or mechanics. Earlier drafts of the script did have Sam earning the nickname "Spike" another way, but this was dropped before the script was finalized. [1]
  • However, in the supposed leaked script for the third movie, Sam gets his nickname of 'Spike' from Leo at work, as he is currently working as an engineer. The nickname Sparkplug is still not given to Ron Witwicky, but is rather given to his grandfather, Herbert. Whom Sam meets while time-traveling. The nickname of Sparkplug is given to Herbert, as he works for "Sector 7" and was given a codename. As the script has not been confirmed nor denied to be real, it is unknown if Sam will really earn his nickname in the third movie or not.[2]
  • Thanks to his brawl with Frenzy, the back of Sam's shirt is ripped, leaving a hole in the back exposing his back. Interestingly, no one points this out to him or even notices during the time he gets a replacement jacket.
  • He's not getting a Porsche. Srsly.
  • He doesn't masturbate. Especially to issues of Busty Beauties, which he doesn't keep in a treasure chest under his bed.
  • Sam's eBay username 'LadiesMan217' is a reference to movie director Michael Bay's birthday, February 17th. If 217 had the same meaning for Sam, that would make his date of birth February 17th, 1990.[1] ladiesman217 is a registered user on eBay, with no items currently for sale.
  • In the Japanese dub of the film, Sam's eBay username is changed from "LadiesMan217" to "playboy217", since "ladies' man" isn't a term the Japanese are familiar with; To better suit this joke in the Spanish version, his Username is "DonJuan217", named after the famed Spanish womanizer. In the polish version, his username is translated as "dogforbabies217". In the Spanish version from Spain, his Username is also "LadiesMan217". In the IDW comics adaptation, his ePay username is "hotstud217". This is even more disturbing.
  • Sam Witwicky is a hotly debated subject. Many see him as the reason why the movie was not as good as it could have been, while others see him as a good character. It is generally accepted that his part was much larger in the movie due to the expense of CGI that it took to make the Transformers.
  • According to screenwriter Roberto Orci, he and writing partner Alex Kurtzman pitched the character of Sam as "Marty McFly on crack." [3]
  • The junior novel of Revenge of the Fallen implies that Sam has become a Prime in his own right.
  • Sam says "shit" a lot.

Footnotes

  1. The genealogy chart in the 2007 movie indicates Sam was born in 1990.

External links

  • ladiesman217 on eBay.

This article uses material from the "Samuel Witwicky" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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