Brawn is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. All are tough Autobots who turn into offroad vehicles, Brawn is one of the strongest Autobots in the Transformers television and comic book series, both based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. His vehicle mode is a Land Rover Series III 4x4, Brawn has not had a mass market toy release for several years and, until recently, the character has not been featured in the modern Transformers Universe. The original toy that became Brawn was first released by Takara in 1983 as part of the Micro Change subset of the Japanese Microman line and he was released in the US by Hasbro in 1984 as one of the first assortment of American Transformers toys. Brawns character biography describes him as one of the original eighteen Autobots - very strong despite his small size. He is further described as brave with physical strength that almost matches Optimus Prime, able to lift weights of up to 190,000 lbs. and strong enough to level a small building with a single punch. His physical resilience is also enough to resist artillery fire. Brawn loves rugged and hostile environments and is always up to test his mettle against a new challenge. Though Brawns toy was not packaged with a weapon, and his character biography doesnt specifically mention him carrying one, Brawn was one of the Autobots on the Ark when it crashed into Earth four million years ago. He featured prominently in the series and was involved in many of the Autobot, Brawn had numerous roles during the first and second seasons. Despite his small size, he is one of the strongest autobots, only Optimus Prime, Ironhide, on one occasion Brawn single handedly saved Prowl and Bluestreak from Starscream, Thundercracker and Soundwave. On another, he stopped Megatrons use of a crystal powered superweapon in Peru, attacking and distracting the Decepticon leader while Optimus Prime, later, Brawn developed a dislike of the scientist Perceptor, thinking him cowardly for preferring to study science than fight. In The Transformers, The Movie, set on Earth in the year 2005 and he was later assigned to make a special supply run to Autobot City on Earth. During the shuttle mission, Decepticon forces invaded the shuttle, using Megatron in pistol mode, Starscream killed Brawn with a single shot to the shoulder. Brawns death is disputed among fans, although one of the strongest and toughest Autobots, in the movie he is rapidly dispensed by a single piercing shot to the shoulder. The episode shows Brawn, a miscolored Huffer, and Bonecrusher fighting together against a weapon built by Galvatron and this appearance is generally considered an error, as the episode is riddled with animation mistakes. An argument can be made that Brawns injuries were more damaging than at first glance, animators on the series would occasionally swell the ranks of the Transformers with duplicates of certain characters, duplicates intended to represent generic Transformers. It seems that the alternative Brawn seen in Carnage in C-Minor might possibly have been one such duplicate, Brawn appeared in the 1984 sticker and story book The Revenge of the Decepticons written by Suzanne Weyn and published by Marvel Books
The vehicle Brawn is based on
Autobot Brawn faces Decepticons Rumble and Frenzy in Marvel's Transformers comics.