"The ability to improvise is more important than any battle plan."
CHROMIA is one of Elita One's most skilled and trusted field commanders. Her flair for battlefield improvisation is legendary, and she is very good at interpreting orders to best fit a changing situation. An experienced combatant, she is fluid in handling unexpected circumstances and compensating immediately. In robot mode, she carries a heavy laser pistol with enough firepower to blow a femme-sized hole in a wall, and is armored against most conventional attacks. In cybervan mode, she is slower than most Cybertronians, but has a large cargo space for carrying mission supplies or injured comrades. An excellent tactician and leader, she often gets frustrated when troops don't follow orders to the letter during missions. However, she doesn't waste time with recrimination; she merely adapts and takes the necessary steps to complete her goals.
Chromia was one of the Autobot leaders who stayed behind and waged a secret war against the Decepticons while the Ark crew slept on Earth. She was one of Elita-One's most experienced veterans and closest friends.
Except when needed on Earth, Chromia remained an Autobot Field Commander on Cybertron.
In 2012, needing a scan of the Old One's Stellar Spanner in order to build a machine to close the rifts between the Shattered Glass universe and his own, Alpha Trion conceived a plan to lure the Old One out of Iacon so he could send in Chromia and Firestar to infiltrate the Autobot base. Alpha Trion and Dust Devil successfully lured the Old One away from Iacon, and using fake IDs programmed by Alpha Trion, the femmes were able to slip easily past Autobot guards Flattop and Subsea and venture into the city. After some minor run-ins with some additional SG-Autobot guards, Firestar and Chromia were able to successfully scan Old One's Stellar Spanner and return the schematics back to Alpha Trion.
When Chromia and Firestar returned with the scans, they brought a mortally injured Frenzy (SG) with them. Chromia vowed his death would be avenged, but Frenzy stressed his wish to have no more bloodshed. Though Alpha Trion wasn't able to heal Frenzy's injuries, he was able to alleviate the pain he suffered from his injuries, and as a result, Frenzy died a peaceful death, surrounded by a new group of Autobot friends with Chromia was comforting him. Frenzy's last request that his remains to be taken back to Alpha Trion's world, but although he passed along Frenzy's wishes, he handed over Frenzy's body to Starscream and Windshear to make the final decision.
In 2013, Prowl was moved to the general command pool to assist running all Autobot operations while Optimus Prime was offworld. Chromia was promoted to full commanding officer of Infantry, and named Roadbuster her XO.
In 2014 Chromia was contacted by Arcee and asked to send more supplies to Earth to help rebuild Autobot City. Chromia committed the supplies and offered to help personally if possible in the reconstruction.
In 2015, Chromia tried in vain to keep Starscream from using her mentor Alpha Trion to bring back Megatron from the dead. When she heard Alpha Trion had given his life, she swore revenge on Starscream and vowed to make him pay.
Later that year she was part of the maiden voyage of the ill-fated The Spirit of Freedom.
Needing a scan of the Old One's Stellar Spanner in order to build a machine to close the rifts between the Shattered Glass universe and his own, Alpha Trion conceived a plan to lure the Old One out of Iacon and send in Chromia and Firestar to infiltrate the Autobot base. Using fake IDs programmed by Alpha Trion, the femmes were able to slip easily past Autobot guards Flattop and Subsea and venture into the city. After some minor run-ins with some SG-Autobot guards, Firestar and Chromia were able to successfully scan Old One's Stellar Spanner and return the schematics back to Alpha Trion.
draw off the Old One so the Femmes can attempt an infiltration.
- October 19 - "Let's Go Over the Plan" - Chromia and Firestar go over the plan one more time.
- November 01 - "A Mission, and Mercy" - Chromia and Firestar infiltrate Iacon, and encounter a dying Decepticon.
- January 15 - "Intruder Alert!" - Chromia announces Ghost's presence in Iacon.
- January 27 - "Alpha Trion Kidnapped!" - Chromia announces Starscream's kidnapping of Alpha Trion.
- February 21 - "Going on the Offensive" - Chromia calls the Autobots to arms.
- March 31 - "Castle Decepticon" - The Autobots capture Castle Decepticon.
- April 11 - "Castle attack" - Chromia reports on the Decepticon attempts to wipe Castle Decepticon's mainframe.
- 6/13/15 - "Spirit of Freedom, act 1" - Three concurrent events surround the doomed ship, the Spirit of Freedom. What is the Decepticon plan here? It starts with the attempted assassination of Ultra Magnus!