Humans (also known as "fleshies" by Cybertronians) are the dominant sentient species on the planet Earth. Though far from the least advanced species in the galaxy, they are technologically backward compared to their galactic neighbours.
In terms of physical abilities, they are of average size and build compared to other species.
The universe however, seems to hate them.
Human beings began evolving on the planet Earth around 8 to 10 million years ago. Enigma of Combination, launched from Cybertron by Galvatron, played a role in their evolution by fostering cooperation between human minds and pushing along their development at key moments.The Cybertronian artifact known as the
Human beings first became aware of alien life either through an encounter with Eukarians (Cybertronian descendants), Dire Wraiths. The human race as a whole became aware of alien life when the Decepticons invaded the world in 2008. Though the Autobots defeated the Decepticons, a strong anti-alien feeling began to grow among the humans with the Cybetronians becoming a particular target of the hatred.or through the arrival of the
Human society was divided into several nation states across the planet and thus lacked a singular leader or head of planetary government much to Rom's shock and alarm.
When humans started becoming aware that they were not alone in the universe, the United States of America formed Skywatch to deal with the increasingly large number of Cybertronians on Earth, before internal power struggles and PR issues caused its collapse and reformation into the international (though still largely US funded) Earth Defense Command. The EDC operated for about three years being known as a largely trustworthy organization that people felt comfortable reporting alien threats or sightings too.
However, the EDC's era would be short lived as the President and much of the United Nations viewed their performance as sub-par during Optimus Prime's controversial annexation of Earth. General Joe Colton was given command of the organization, before it was completely disbanded and replaced with an international version of G.I. Joe.
Eventually, the United Nations elected Marissa Faireborn as Earth's first interstellar ambassador to be the human voice on the Council of Worlds. Joe Colton's Iron Ring however attacked Cybertron during the induction ceremony out of the belief that Cybertron would destroy Earth. His attack caused a surge in Cybertron's anti-human sentiment.
Despite the Cybertronians arresting Colton, there remained humans who believed he was acting justifiably and protested for his release.
Human technology is largely primitive compared to the other species in the galaxy. What they do is largely derived from Cybertronian sources either through the Enigma fostering cooperation or mundane reverse engineering from leftover Cybertronian artifacts.As part of their long term infiltration of Earth, the Dire Wraiths would interfere with human development and commission projects to their own ends advancing human knowledge.
Humans are known for having a rich culture comprised of many forms of media. The Autobots aboard the Lost Light were noted to enjoy Earth culture and several Dire Wraiths were able to quote Earth writers and religious texts. Action Man Ian Noble was also very media savvy frequently comparing the strange sights on his missions to pieces of pop culture that he'd previously seen.
When arriving on Earth, Rom compared human biology to that of the Elonians and said the two species were not too different in a biological sense as well as similar to a myriad of other organic lifeforms.
Humans were genetically compatible with Dire Wraiths allowing the two species to crossbreed,and create Wraith/Human hybrids.