- "Live by the sword, die by the sword!"
- —Swordicon Autobot rally cry prior to Cantanker Prime's death
- "For Cantanker Prime!"
- —Swordicon Autobot rally cry after Cantanker Prime's death
The Swordicon Autobots are a subset of one of the primary factions in the Transformers mythos. They usually find themselves defending both their own race and other species against the Decepticons and upholding justice and freedom throughout the galaxy.
A generally heroic, honorable group, they tend to be dedicated to peace, and feel a need to protect other races from the Decepticons by the way of the swordsbot. As a result they are usually Transformers who change into non-combat oriented alternate modes such as domestic vehicles, cars, trucks, or rescue vehicles. This is not always the case, however, as their first leader, Cantanker Prime, transformed into a tank.
Key concepts repeating throughout the newest leader of the Swordibots is that they gain the subname "Prime" and the suffix '-er' is usually added to the end of their name (i.e. Cantank becoming Cantanker Prime).
- Japanese name: Katana Cybertrons