Wheeljack (aka Que) is the Autobot inventor of The Autobots.
Dark of the Moon
During the Battle in Chicago, He gave the Humans boomsticks and Grapple gloves until he met his fate and was killed by Barricade and the Decepticon drone.
- Wheeljack's onscreen name "Que" is a nod to the famous James Bond character Q, who similarly provided his allies with equipment and gadgets. Furthermore, Que's scene in the Chicago battle, where he provides the NEST soldiers with a variety of weapons while stating their various features and functions, is lifted almost wholesale from many Bond movies. Rather interestingly though, he is listed in the credits as Que/Wheeljack, implying "Que" may just be a nickname.
- An early working name for him was Steeljaw, and his head was considered to be based on Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown from the Back to the Future movies rather than Einstein. He was also going to have a 'labcoat', formed from his alternate mode canvas roof. See: Wesley Burt DOTM concepts.
Some trace of this design remains, briefly visible in the film as Prime is saying goodbye to Sam, in the form of a sort of waistcoat or carpenter's tool belt on his waist. That, of course, is in addition to the assortment of gadgets, tools, ammo and weapons attached to his waist, strapped across his chest, and hanging off his back.
- Numerous adaptations of Dark of the Moon (such as the comic Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Adaptation and Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Junior Novelization) illustrated that during the Autobot capture in Chicago, it was Mirage who was executed by Soundwave. However this was changed in the movie to Wheeljack being killed instead while Mirage survived the battle.
- The Transformers: Dark of the Moon (novelization) of the film also included a different death for the character in which he was run off the Chicago streets and into a river by the Driller, where he was torn apart by Decepticon soldiers lying in wait for him.
- The Mercedes-Benz E550 prop car used for Dark of the Moon sported a German/European Union license plate, "M IC3802", registered in the city of Munich, on the Chicago set (The design of the plate is slightly inaccurate, as there should be a space between "IC" and "3802" if it were a real German plate. Also, a German car would have a license plate on the front as well.) See: Dark of the Moon Chicago set
- Good luck trying to figure out his accent, by the way, as he oscillates between an impenetrably garbled half-Scottish, half-Irish muddle and English "Received Pronunciation" all the way through the film, at times in the same sentence. What we can tell you he's not speaking with, though, is a German accent, which a disturbing number of American fans seems to have concluded based simply on the fact he looks like Einstein.