Did You Know?
The character Ratchet was originally meant to be a completely different robot, Red Alert, a female Autobot. In the end, Ratchet took her place as the main hero medic, with added shades of an old and sometimes grumpy veteran's personality (much like Kup from The Transformers
(1984)). However, Red Alert was later introduced in season 3 of the cartoon, as a medic of a different Autobot group. Interestingly, the Ratchet from The Transformers
(1984) was initially planned to be female as well. See more
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