"I wanna be normal; I want to go to college. Everybody has this, and I should be able to experience this."
Samuel James "Sam" Witwicky (b. September 13, 1991) is the cousin of Buster and Spike Witwicky. He's an energetic and somewhat hyper college student, excited at the prospects of his first year of college. When Sparkplug and Spike joined the Autobots, Sam's parents Ron and Judy Witwicky took on the responsibility of looking after Buster. While Buster was off at college and Spike off with the Autobots for most of Sam's life, he does feel some affection for his cousins, and getting to meet Bumblebee as a kid was the highlight of his young life. At this point, however, Sam wants to live his own life, free of the Witwicky family fame and its association with the Autobots.
When Sparkplug and Spike joined the Autobots, Ron Witwicky and his wife Judy took on the responsibility of looking after Buster. Living in a two-bedroom house, Ron and Judy put off starting a family until Buster neared graduation from his high school. A self-described "hippie disciplinarian," Ron allowed Buster to freely explore whatever passion suited him (be it comic books, heavy metal or science fiction), but at the same time demanding Buster contribute to their household moreso than any of Buster's peers. Ron encouraged Buster to take part in outdoor activities, but when Buster expressed little to no interest, Ron encouraged him to explore other avenues - just anything that did not involve a TV set. If Buster showed no interest in helping repair the roof, he was expected to fix dinner for the entire family or wash the hardwood floors - alone.
In 2013, Sam returned to class and school, although he continues to receive care packages from his parents. Seeking to get the hell out of Oregon and to get a more prestigious degree, Sam has applied for a scholarship to Princeton to complete his studies.
- "This isn't my war!"
- "I am not some alien ambassador, you know? I'm a normal kid with normal problems. I am where I'm supposed to be."
Sam Witwicky is a character from the otherwise non-canonical live-action movies. Unlike the live-action movies, however, this Sam has had little contact with the Autobots since he moved out on his own for college, aside from his time on the Ark during the Flood TP.
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