Though the Goldbug of many different universes are connected to Bumblebee, Goldbug has been his own individual character in other universes or has not been confirmed to be connected to a prior Bumblebee form.
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Goldbug was an Autobot during the war against the Decepticons. He led a unit that broke into a lab with Decepticon Pretender technology. However, Decepticons under the command of Starscream arrived.
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Goldbug was the commander of the Autobot unit known as the Throttlebots during the Second Cybertronian Civil War. They were known for their speed and by 2007 CE, they were stationed at Orvus Base in orbit of Salvvatan VI to serve as couriers for the scientists on the station. When the Surge began, Sixshot stormed base and Goldbug and the Throttlebots fled to Salvvatan VII. They found a Cybertronian settlement on the planet and crashed there. They found the city abandoned though it did contain some supplies. Sixshot arrived and gave them a chance to surrender for information on Orvus Base despite the fact that they had no information. This resulted in the unit being chased by Sixshot and Goldbug was critically wounded. However, it was at this moment when the city transformed into the true form of the Titan Metroplex who incapacitated Sixshot and then left to protect Alpha Trion who was inside of him. As Metroplex left, Searchlight and Rollbar sought about repairing Goldbug and the other Throttlebots.
- Shattered Expectations
- The Transformers Spotlight: Metroplex