The character designers for the cartoon redesigned Ironhides body which is now the bestknown of all his appearances. Despite being known for being part of the Autobot security detail and Optimus Primes bodyguard Ironhide was most often seen in the capacity of a warrior often fighting in battle without Optimus Prime or a specific worksite/person/cargo to protect. He was also used as an officer leading a team of Autobots just as would Optimuss advisors Prowl and Jazz. Ironhide seemed to develop a bond with the Autobots human allies engaging with them on a friendly basis as much as protecting them. Ironhide was good friends with the female Autobot Chromia.