Hardhead is an Autobot in Transformers:Aftermath. He is the leader of Squad I-53, commanding Chromedome, Brainstorm, Lione, Toraizer, and Highbrow. He is an excellent leader, but he is stubborn to the point of rejecting any advice from others, even the smarter members of his team. He has incredible firepower and is quite mobile in his vehicle mode.
Hardhead at one point served under Fortress and Thunder. He and Fortress were good friends, and after their reassignment, Hardhead took command of Squad I-53. He and his team's ship, Freedom 29, was damaged by an asteroid storm, and crashed on Earth. After scanning a vehicle, he and his team met up with Acid's team in Salt Lake City.
Hardhead has incredible firepower. He is armed with a cannon in both modes that can fire a variety of shells. He also has a machine gun in vehicle mode that fires armor-piercing rounds. He is also armed with shatterblasters in both modes that fire diamond-hard shards to slice any opponent to ribbons. For melee combat, he also has a thermal-sword that heats up to 5,000 degrees Centigrade to slash his opponents to pieces. He can achieve 70 mph on or off-road, and has exceptional handling. His greatest weakness is his refusal to listen to advice, but Brainstorm often uses reverse suggestion to persuade him.
Harhead is mostly green, with some black above the wheels. He has dark blue eyes.
Behind the scenes
His vehicle mode looks similar to Cybertron Defense Hot Shot's, but his robot mode does not, due to a different transformation scheme. He is based off of the G1 Autobot of the same name.