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Sludge is the odd bot out of the Dinobots. Despite his various appearances in continuities, Sludge is actually described as being a gentle giant when not in battle. Though apparently not as friendly as his fellow Dinobot Swoop, Sludge is a lot nicer than the other three Dinobots; Grimlock, Slag, and Snarl. One example of this was in the UK Generation 1 comics when Sludge fell in love with a human named Joy Meadows. While Sludge may be the biggest Dinobot and the second most powerful, he is also considered to be the dumbest of the five. Grimlock himself has even called Sludge dumb. However, his intelligence varies upon continuity. In some versions, he is flat out stupid while in others he is simply simple minded or just less intelligent than the other Dinobots. Unlike the other Dinobots, Sludge dislikes Optimus' leadership because he believes that the strongest is the one who should lead. In his eyes, Grimlock is the strongest. Because of this, Sludge loyally follows Grimlock no matter what. Sludge's strength is seen in both his robot and his Brontosaurus mode. In his dinosaur mode, Sludge's stomps are so powerful they can shatter bridges with one step. Due to his durability and build, Sludge is especially ideal for battling in areas like jungles and swamps. Like the majority of his fellow Dinobots, Sludge is armed with an Energo-sword and a laser rifle. However, he is usually seen with just the rifle.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - Sludge appears in all versions of this game. He is a member of the Autobots and serves under Grimlock in the Lightning Strike team. While Grimlock is tasked with guarding a passage to the Ark he and the rest of his team, Swop included, left their post because Grimlock thought the Decepticons, especially Shockwave, was up to something and they went to the Sea of Rust to check it out. Optimus Prime dispatched Cliffjumper, Jazz, and Sideswipe to find the missing team so he could question why they left their post. They followed the trail to an ancient set of Cybertronian ruins that belonged to the astronomers who cataloged numerous worlds, including Earth. Grimlock and the rest of the team were captured by Shockwave, but Sludge was damaged to the point of stasis lock and left behind in the ruins for Cliffjumper to find. Cliffjumper used his audio logs to hear his "death". Sludge was never upgraded to his usual Brontosaurus alternate form. His death was remembered by Swoop who mentions to Grimlock that he never made it out of the ruins.
However, in the comic book sequel: Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots; Sludge is seen in perfect health and equipped with his dinosaur alt-mode. How he came to survive his fate in Fall of Cybertron and acquire a dino-mode is yet to be explained.