Alpha Trion is an ancient Transformer that has supposedly existed since the genesis of Cybertron itself. In his younger days, he was merely known as A-3 and served as a slave labourer under the cruel reign of the Quintessons. However, he would later become the saviour of his race when he rallied the Cybertronians to fight back against the Quintesson regime, establishing Cybertron as an independent world.
Over the ages, Alpha Trion would become less involved with Cybertronian politics, but would continue to act as a sage adviser to many of Cybertron's leaders while dedicating himself to scientific endeavours. When the Decepticons began their conquest of Cybertron, Alpha Trion refused to side with them and attempted to rebuild many Cybertronians for combat, making him at least partly responsible for the foundation of the Autobots. In fact, it was Alpha Trion who rebuilt former labourer Orion Pax, turning him into the future leader of the Autobots: Optimus Prime.
Though Alpha Trion aligned himself with the Autobots, he never actively participated in the Great Cybertronian War. When the Autobots left Cybertron aboard the Ark, Alpha stayed behind as the planet's caretaker, guarding the circuit-key to the megacomputer Vector Sigma.
In the 20th century AD, Alpha Trion lost the Key to Vector Sigma to Megatron who had taken it to give life to his new car group, the Stunticons. With the aid of the Autobots, Alpha delved into Cybertron's core hoping to safeguard Vector Sigma from the Decepticons, but they were too late. Megatron had given the Stunticons life and had taken the Key to Vector Sigma back to Earth, intent on using it to cyberform the planet. In order to stop him, Alpha and the Autobots rebuilt a series of ancient shuttles into a new Autobot aerial combat group, the Aerialbots. To activate Vector Sigma and give life to the Aerialbots, Alpha Trion had to merge his own spark with the megacomputer. With this act, Alpha entered a new state of being, but occasionally conversed with Optimus Prime when the Autobot leader used the Matrix of Leadership to tap into the wisdom of past leaders.
- The above information relates solely to the incarnation of Alpha Trion from the original Transformers cartoon series.
- As with the majority of Transformers, there are multiple versions of Alpha Trion. However, Hasbro have previously attempted to establish the character as a "multiversal singularity", which would mean there is only one Alpha Trion in the entire Transformers multiverse. This concept has since been abandoned with the addition of other versions of the character.
- This version of Alpha Trion is a "monoformer", meaning he does not transform.