Fans are quick to pass off the importance of the human element in the different Transformer series. Humans have helped the Autobots on many occasions to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat but still they are easily dismissed as being unnecessary. So, as a way to showcase the great these characters do, I have put together a list of the top 10 Human Companions over the different Transformers’ series.
10. Alexis (Transformers Armada)
Alexis is the only competent human in this entire series. The four boys are incredible immature and are unable to take the fact that they are involved in an intergalactic war seriously. There also is the fact that she has a bond and shipping relationship with Starscream. In the follow up series she rises to the position of diplomat as a liaison between Humans and Autobots. Definitely worth the 10th position.
9. Kicker (Transformers Energon)
Making this list Ive noticed a pattern. Kids that start out annoying but eventually grow up and do what needs to be done. Kicker starts out as a kid that back talks to Optimus Prime but eventually helps to bridge a gap with Alpha Q which helps to learn more about the history behind Unicron. Also he wields the depowered Star Saber pretty nicely.
8. Daniel (Transformers: The movie and Headmasters)
Again a kid that starts off as annoying but proves his worth. In his first appearance he helps save Bumblebee, Jazz, and Cliffjumper. In the Japanese series Headmasters, he helps befriends the new headmasters as they take over for the series. He appears low on the list though because he is known to cry at the drop of the hat.
7. Headmasters Junior (Transformers: Supergod Masterforce)
There are many on this list that gain powers and gadgets that help them to fight with the Autobots against the Decepticons. These kids though actually use Transectors to turn into Transformers and fight side by side to defend there home. I`m putting the kids on this list over Ginrei because the Human Companions are always secondary characters to the Transformers and Ginrei rises to the leader roll soon after he appears in the series.
6. Spike (IDW comics)
IDW gives us a Spike we have never seen before. This one is a specially trained soldier and member of the government trained Anti-Transformer team, Skywatch. He also has a way of taking down Decepticons without any back up or even his Mecha suit. I mean seriously he single handedly takes down a constructicon. That`s Chuck Norris levels of action hero.
5. N.E.S.T. (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon)
Anyone who has seen Revenge of the Fallen knows what would have made that movie better. More of the N.E.S.T. team and less of Sam Witwicky. The opening act with the team taking down rough Decepticons in China was one of the best actions sequences in all of Transformers. Unfortunately the movie is all down hill from there. Still, give credit where credit is due and appreciate that how awesome this team is.
4. Marissa Faireborn (Transformers)
Before Micheal Bay ever had a chance to turn the characters to the billion dollar box office draw they are now and paired the Autobots with humans to fight against evil, there was Marissa Faireborn. Showing up in the third season she worked as a government liaison and secret agent helping to fight against the Decepticons. She has started showing up in the IDW series and her impressiveness continues to shine. Just don’t ask about the whole “Kiss Players” fiasco.
3. Miko (Transformers: Prime)
Once again a character that starts annoying and eventually proves to be much more. Miko and Bulkhead’s relationship is one of the most touching ones in all of transformers history. The rage she feels when Builkhead gets injured after fighting Hardshell is tangible and authentic. She also becomes an honorary member of the Wreckers and takes the Apex armor out for a spin. Not bad for kid obsessed with heavy metal.
2. Verity (IDW comics)
Speaking of honorary Wreckers, lets turn to the IDW comics. Verity starts as a kid on the run only to be caught in the the Autobot/Decepitcon war. After a huge time jump we see Verity has been slumming with the Wreckers. We bare witness to Verity taking part in the retaking of an Autobot prison from the villainous Overlord. She survives and is able to tell the stories of those who fell during the storyline “Last Stand of the Wreckers.”
1. Sari (Transformers: Animated)
Sari gets a lot of crap because of her Key. Yes she had a Key that allows her to heal the team and help track down All Spark fragments. Still her aid to helping the Autobots to understand human culture and giving them a base of operations is invaluable. She also has a great bond with Bumblebee. Her storyline is rushed in the third season and e don’t have the time to explore more of the mysteries behind her origin. Also there was no episode addressing how her powers went out of control. She stabbed Bumblebee.Why was this story never touched upon?