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Quotes for
Perceptor (Character)
from "The Transformers" (1984)

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"The Transformers: Microbots (#2.11)" (1985)
Brawn: [to Perceptor while he is fixing Ironhide] Real work is crushing Decepticons, not fussing with chips!
Perceptor: If I didn't "fuss with chips," you couldn't crush Decepticons.
[Perceptor fixes Ironhide's memory microchip]
Brawn: Oh, bah!
Bumblebee: Hey, lay off, Brawn! Perceptor's as important as any of us!
Brawn: So where is he when we're fighting?
Perceptor: It takes more than muscle to fight.
Brawn: Yeah, it takes courage! Or maybe that word is not in your fancy vocabulary!
Bumblebee: [clutches his fists] Leave him alone, Brawn, or you're gonna tangle with me!
Brawn: [sneers] Oh, I'm shakin' in my proton boots...

Brawn: Do you have any better ideas, or is your intelligence as fleeting as your courage?
Perceptor: As a matter of fact, I do: get inside Megatron and disconnect the heart of Cybertron.
Brawn: Are you defective? How're we gonna do that?
Perceptor: Simple: we use my trans-mat reduction beam to shrink down to microscopic size. Then, we crawl into Megatron and rip the blasted heart out!
Optimus Prime: What do you think of his intelligence now, Brawn?
Brawn: [reluctantly] Uh, I reserve judgment.
Optimus Prime: You and Bumblebee go with him. Powerglide, can you fly?
Perceptor: Like a bird!
[Perceptor, Bumblebee and Brawn stand under the reduction beam]
Perceptor: Now we'll show Megatron that bad things come in small packages!
[Perceptor activates the beam. The beam reduces the three of them to microscopic size]

[Perceptor, Brawn and Bumblebee, after being reduced to microscopic size, managed to get into Megatron's body, in search for the Heart of Cybertron]
Perceptor: The Heart of Cybertron must be in Megatron's chest, and we've got less than two hours to get to it.
Bumblebee: Why is that?
Perceptor: Because the reductor beam will wear off, and we'll return to normal size.
Brawn: [sarcastically] Now you tell us!
Bumblebee: Yeah, and Megatron ain't big enough for the three of us.

[Perceptor, Brawn and Bumblebee approach Megatron's brain]
Brawn: Then I got a honey of an idea. Let's bash brain!
Perceptor: No, Brawn! It's too dangerous!
[Brawn ignores Perceptor and walks toward Megatron's brain. Perceptor and Bumblebee grab Brawn and try to pull him away]
Bumblebee: Listen to Perceptor! He's right!
[Brawn, being stronger than the other Autobots, gets free easily]

[Megatron approaches the Autobots' headquarters. Unknown to him, Brawn is about to destroy his brain, ignoring Perceptor's warning]
Perceptor: [to Brawn] If you destroy his brain, he'll fall. The impact could detonate the Heart of Cybertron!
Brawn: It's our only chance.
[Megatron raises his hands, ready to fire at the Autobots, using the power of the Heart of Cybertron. Inside him, as Brawn approaches Megatron's brain, strange things - resembling metallic serpents with sinister expression - coming out of the brain]
Brawn: What are they?
Perceptor: Brain impulses. Evil brain impulses!
[Megatron opens fire, striking the Autobots. Inside him, one of the brain impulses chases Bumblebee]
Bumblebee: Heeelp!
[the brain impulse wraps itself around Bumblebee's neck, makes him fall down]

[after Perceptor watches intently the brain impulses, he snaps his fingers, as he realizes that they are heading for specific location]
Perceptor: Got it!
[Warpath charges at Megatron, but his shots do not harm Megatron. Megatron shoots and strikes him. Meanwhile, Brawn frees Bumblebee from the impulse. Grabbing it by its "tail" and swinging it, Brawn smashes the impulse]
Perceptor: That's Megatron's database conveying orders to the Heart of Cybertron. If we can hitch a ride, it'll lead us straight to it!
[Bumblebee notices that one more brain impulse coming out of Megatron's brain]
Bumblebee: Here comes one!
Perceptor: Grab it!
[the three Autobots jump astride on the brain impulse. It carries them to the Heart]
Perceptor: [as they get closer to the Heart] There it is! Jump!
[the Autobots jump off the impulse, as it absorbs into the Heart. Meanwhile, Megatron continue shooting at Warpath. The impact causes Warpath to turn on his side and fall upside down]
Brawn: Let's rip the wires and get out of here!
[Brawn bends down to rip the wires which connect the Heart to Megatron]
Perceptor: [stops Brawn] No! This thing's like a hyper bomb. One wrong move and the whole planet is rubble!

[Megatron approaches the force-field which protects Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Wheeljack]
Megatron: [scornfully] Do you think a mere force shield can stop me?
[as Megatron is about to shoot, Perceptor grabs one of the wires and rips it. Bumblebee pulls Perceptor by his shoulder, saving him from being hit by another brain impulse. Megatron opens fire at the force-field]
Perceptor: [pants] Thanks, Bumblebee!
[Perceptor continues ripping the wires. Bumblebee and Brawn notice more brain impulses heading toward Perceptor]
Brawn: Perceptor, look out!
[at the last memont, Perceptor jumps aside. Megatron continues firing relentlessly. Watching the intensive stream of brain impulses into the Heart, the three microbots realize what Megatron is doing]
Brawn: He must be pounding the living daylights out of the Autobots!
Perceptor: [pants] One... last... wire... uhh...
[Perceptor tries to reach the wire]
Perceptor: Can't... make it...
[Perceptor keeps trying to reach the last wire, but he is repeatedly shoved backwards by the brain impulses]

[as Megatron continues firing at the force-field, it is finally destroyed, leaving Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Wheeljack at the mercy of Megatron]
Ratchet: The force field is down!
[Megatron ceases fire in order to savour his moment of victory - and that proves to be his undoing. Now that the stream of brain impulses stopped for a moment, at last Perceptor can reach the last wire]
Perceptor: Ohh! Got to... disconnect it!
[Perceptor grabs the last wire, preparing to rip it. Unaware of what is happening inside him, Megatron is overconfident of his seemingly imminent victory]
Megatron: It's all over, Prime!
Optimus Prime: Not until every Autobot program is erased, Megatron!
Megatron: You're finished! Ehh!
[Megatron raises his hands... but no fire bolts are shot from his fingers]
Megatron: What?
Ratchet: Perceptor did it!

[the microbots are running back to the gap at Megatron's shoulder, Brawn carries the Heart of Cybertron. They grow bigger in size with each step]
Bumblebee: [pants] Is it my imagination, or is this tunnel getting tighter?
Perceptor: It's us! We're returning to our normal size. We've got to get out of here!
Optimus Prime: Now we'll see who's finished!
[Optimus Prime opens fire at Megatron, hits him severely, striking him down. As Megatron lies down, the three Autobots coming out of his body, returning to their normal size while stepping on Megatron's body. Megatron recovers in time to see Bumblebee stepping on him]
Bumblebee: Uh... excuse us!
Megatron: [standing on his feet, furious at his failure] You... filthy retro-rats! Uhhh!
[Megatron flies away]
Wheeljack: He's getting away! Stop him!
Perceptor: No! Wait! We've got the Heart of Cybertron!
Brawn: But it's destabilizing! It could explode at any second!

[last lines]
[Brawn throws the Heart of Cybertron with all his might to deep space]
Optimus Prime: Track it, Perceptor!
Perceptor: I'm on it!
[Perceptor transforms into telescope]
Perceptor: One thousand miles... fifteen-hundred miles... two thousand miles!
[as the Heart is far enough from Earth, Perceptor shoots at it, striking his target. The explosion fills the sky with bright light rays. Everyone realizes what disaster could have happened if the Heart had exploded on Earth]
Optimus Prime: Sharp shooting, Perceptor.
[Perceptor transforms back into robot]
Ratchet: [places his hand on Bumblebee's shoulder] Do you realize that we just saved Megatron's life?
Brawn: Somebody saved *all* our lives!
Optimus Prime: Who, Brawn?
Brawn: [places his hand on Perceptor's shoulder] Ask my buddy here about it, and ask him polite, because anyone who doesn't think he's a hero - is gonna have to answer to me!
[Brawn pats amiably on Perceptor's chest]


The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Perceptor: I fear the wounds are... fatal.
Daniel: [long pause] Prime, you can't die.
Optimus Prime: Do not grieve. Soon I shall be one with the Matrix.
Hot Rod: Prime.
Optimus Prime: Ultra Magnus, it is to you, old friend, I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership as it was passed to me.
Ultra Magnus: But Prime, I'm... I'm just a soldier. I... I'm not worthy.
Optimus Prime: Nor was I. But one day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks, and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.
[opens his chest to reveal the Matrix. Removes it and begins to hand it over to Ultra Magnus]
Optimus Prime: Until that day, till all are one.
[the Matrix starts to fall to the ground. Hot Rod catches it, gives it to Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus inserts it inside. Optimus Prime dies]

Blaster: Hey, Perceptor, what's shaking? Other than this fortress?
Perceptor: Blaster, Ultra Magnus sent orders to contact Optimus Prime on Moon Base One!
Blaster: All right! Cover your receptors, Perceptor!
[He transforms into a ghetto blaster and broadcasts the message]
Blaster: Optimus Prime, do you read me? The Decepticons are blitzing Autobot City, we're really taking a pounding. Don't know how much longer we can hold out.

Perceptor: Ultra Magnus, a cursory evaluation of Decepticon capability indicates a distinct tactical deficiency!
Ultra Magnus: In other words, Perceptor...?
Springer: We're outnumbered!

Arcee: Did we have to let them detonate three-quarters of the ship?
Springer: Seeing as how they would have detonated four-quarters, I think it was a good choice.
Arcee: But then how are we gonna get there in this wreck?
Ultra Magnus: Perceptor, can you locate a place to set down for repairs?
Perceptor: Gamma waves in this sector of space create marginal navigation probabilities, however...
[Ultra Magnus and Springer look impatient]
Perceptor: Ahem, yes I believe I can. The planet of Junk is in this vicinity.

Springer: Kup and Hot Rod just bought it.
Ultra Magnus: I can't deal with that right now.
Springer: Face it, Magnus. The Decepticons are going to dog us until they see us dead.
Ultra Magnus: Then that's exactly what they're going to see. Prepare for emergency seperation.
Perceptor: That's too dangerous.
Ultra Magnus: What choice do we have?


"The Transformers: Sea Change (#2.37)" (1985)
Perceptor: Indubitably a sophisticated cryptograph, and while I can't decipher its specific elements, the general pattern makes it clear that a request for assistance is indicated.
Optimus Prime: In other words, someone out there needs help.
Cosmos: I can take Bumblebee, Perceptor, and Seaspray, but Optimus, you're just too big!
Optimus Prime: Don't worry, Cosmos. You guys are on your own this time. And good luck!

[last lines]
Bumblebee: Look. The first star of the evening. Wanna make a wish?
Perceptor: Whatever for?
Bumblebee: Ah, just an old Earth superstition I heard of. Probably nothin' to it...


"The Transformers: Dinobot Island: Part 2 (#2.4)" (1985)
Chip Chase: Teletraan I should solve the mystery, Optimus Prime, with the right input.
Spike Witwicky: You'll do it, Chip.
Beachcomber: Like if you need geology type info, hey, just call on 'your truly' Beachcomber. I dig projects that don't require conflict, you know.
Perceptor: And if you need a true scientist to explain Beachcomber to you...
[Perceptor transforms into microscope]
Perceptor: ...don't hesitate to call on me, Perceptor.
Chip Chase: Thanks, Perceptor. You too, Beachcomber. I can use lots of help.

[the Autobots arrive at Dinobot Island. Behind bushes, they watch the Decepticons]
Optimus Prime: If that stolen energy is taken from this area, this entire galaxy could crumble!
Ironhide: Yeah, try tellin' that to them...
[Optimus Prime and Ironhide come out. Megatron turns to face them]
Megatron: You were a fool to come here, Optimus Prime! And fools pay a heavy price!
[Megatron shoots and hits Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime collapses, but immediately recovers]
Ironhide: Prime!
Optimus Prime: I'm okay. Repair systems already compensating for damage.
Ironhide: Great! Then let's make the Decepticons Decepti-crumbs!
[Ironhide shoots at the Decepticons. Megatron and Starscream recoil, evading the shot. The other Autobots come out and open fire]
Megatron: Resist! Terminate them! Reduce them to Lithium litter!
Starscream: Attack... from the sky!
[Starscream transforms into jet, and flies. Thundercracker, Skywarp, Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust follow him, and bomb the Autobots from above. Warpath and Perceptor return fire]
Warpath: ZOWIE! WHAM! BANG! I'll blow 'em out of the blue, Perceptor! They don't call me Warpath because I'm gentle, ha-ha-ha!
[Warpath hits Thundercracker and Skywarp. Starscream shoots null ray at Warpath and Perceptor, and they both collapse]
Starscream: Boisterous clown! You won't hit anything with your circuits nullified!
Perceptor: [groans in pain] Ohh! Null ray... disrupting... electron flow!


"The Transformers: Surprise Party (#3.12)" (1986)
Cyclonus: [to Daniel] You will answer now. What is this place?
[scene transition]
Perceptor: [to Ultra Magnus] The Hall of Records; at least that's where I sent them.
Librarian: Oh, yes yes, they were here all right. I gave them some information about the old...
[scene transition]
Cyclonus: Storage asteroid.


"The Transformers: Grimlock's New Brain (#3.24)" (1986)
Grimlock: Why do you think Grimlock stupid? Me not stupid. Grimlock smartest Dinobot of all.
Perceptor: Unfortunately, that's probably true. I just wish all the Dinobots had more sophisticated brains.
Grimlock: Brains? Grimlock know how to bash brains. Maybe bash yours.


Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (2014) (VG)
Jetfire: I used to be stationed on Trypticon. I know my way around.
Perceptor: Your knowledge is based on the erroneous notion that Trypticon's layout was not altered during his conversion from space station to smoldering wreck.
Jetfire: Point taken. Lead the way, little buddy.