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The name or term Swerve refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Swerve (disambiguation).
Swerve is an Autobot from the Generation One continuity family.
Someone's GOT to get this boy some Defensive Driving DVDs.

Swerve is a menace to anyone driving nearby. He's easily distracted by just about anything that catches his attention. Despite this, he's quite intelligent and skilled as a metallurgist, analyzing the properties of a material with unique sensors in his hands. When he gets caught up in a scientific problem, he becomes almost laser-like in focus and intensity. Unfortunately, this generally leaves him just as distracted from any other tasks at hand and just as accident-prone a driver as ever. Swerve and "traffic accident" just go hand in hand. He's almost always in need of some repairs, major or minor, because of it.

French name (Canada): Embardo
Japanese name: Weave/Werve (wee-bu, ウェーブ)

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Cartoon continuity

Voice actor: Minoru Inaba (Japan)
Now we know why he refuses to play in the sand.

Swerve participated in the defense of the Ark in 2006, but was trod upon by Trypticon. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers Manga

Swerve appeared on Earth as a member of the 4-Wheel-Drive Brigade. Led by Hound, the Brigade confronted the Insecticons out in the desert, only to be caught in an explosive mine trap and fall into a pit. Working together, Swerve and the others combined their Scramble Power and worked their way free of the pit. A concentrated Scrumbuster attack drove off the Decepticons, and the Autobots won the day.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Swerve was on Cybertron observing the anti-Prime propaganda that Shockwave pumped through the data-net after retrieving the Ark's crew from Earth. Cold War Later, he was among the group of new recruits seen failing to take on the Auto-Combatant training drones on Cybertron after Shockwave's rule was toppled. Black Sunshine

IDW comics continuity

Swerve's metallurgical skills prompted Thunderwing to contact him along with several other Transformer scientists with his discovery about Cybertron's dwindling energy reserves. Swerve, like the rest, disregarded Thunderwing's warnings. Stormbringer, Part 1

Toys

Generation One

Elbows. I no has them!
  • Swerve (Mini-Vehicle, 1986, 2008)
    • Japanese ID number: C-58
Swerve is a retool of the Microchange toy originally used to make Gears, and therefore has a similar pickup truck vehicle mode. He is largely maroon and white, with squarer legs and a more elaborate face than Gears.


  • Bumble & Minibots (Multi-pack, 2008)
    • Japanese ID number: 10
Weird—I crashed into a paint-sprayer, and for some reason, I can see better.
In 2008, Swerve was reissued in the Transformers Encore line, bundled with Bumblebee, Pipes, Tailgate and Outback. As with his pack-mates, his face paint was given more detailing to resemble his cartoon model better.


Alternators

  • Swerve (Alternator, 2004)
    • Alternator ID number: 15
    • Accessories: Engine/blaster
A new head. We were so spoiled...
Swerve is a retool of Alternators Tracks and transforms into a Corvette Z06 featuring open doors and hood and a realistic interior. Amusingly enough, his rocket launchers are stored next to the passenger and driver seats. Swerve is armed with his double-barreled engine gun formed from his engine, two pairs of double-barreled slide-out wrist blasters, and two shoulder-mounted rocket launchers, making him one of the most heavily armed Alternators toys.
Only the new robot head and the colors distinguish Swerve from Tracks. He came with a flame hood decal reminiscent of the flames on Tracks's original toy, which was originally available with Tracks's Binaltech release.


External links

  • Swerve at TFU.info

This article uses material from the "Swerve (G1)" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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