"Build 'em right the first time... Break 'em right the first time."
Hardhat was once a comrade of the Constructicons. Like Hauler (and perhaps Armada's Scavenger) he escaped the Robo-Smasher and is still an Autobot. He's impatient, gruff and sarcastic but is also extremely detail-oriented and efficient. He likes to chomp on miniature Energy Conductors, which give off a plasmatic "smoke" which he tends to blow rings with. Being a Triple Changer, he can transform into a crane, a bulldozer, and a robot. His bulldozer blade can be used as a massive shield