List of Beast Wars characters

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Character design varied widely, as depicted by these images of Optimus Primal. Beast Wars (top-left), made in the early days of computer animation, did not use many complex shapes or textures. Beast Wars II and Neo (top-right) used a typical anime style. The Japan-only Game Boy game (bottom-left) used a super deformed style, making characters appear childlike. Beast Machines characters were designed to take advantage of the more advanced technology, with more complex designs and textures.

This is a sortable list of characters and toys in the Beast Wars franchise, part of the larger Transformers franchise, from Hasbro. This includes characters appearing in an animated series, comics or video games. This does not include characters only appearing in collector's club or convention-related comics (from 3H or Fun Publications), or toy-only characters. Appearances within the Beast Wars Sourcebook are not counted as appearances within IDW fiction for purposes of this table, as the Beast Wars Sourcebook was an attempt to include all characters from all Beast Wars fiction.

Using this table[edit]

Headings in this table are abbreviated to make the list more manageable. Meanings for the abbreviations are listed in the below key. Any entry that requires a more specific explanation has a footnote attached, the full text of which can be found in the notes section. Listings under "Toys" either link to the toy section of a character's article, or contain a list of related toys. By default, these lists are hidden, and can be displayed by clicking the link that says [show]. Entries with ? are placeholders for information that has not yet been added.

MX Maximal PR Predacon VH Vehicon
BW Beast Wars: Transformers II Beast Wars II CC! Beast Wars II: Lio Convoy, Close Call!
NEO Beast Wars Neo BM Beast Machines IDW IDW Beast Wars comics
BWT Transformers TM Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals GBC Kettō Transformers Beast Wars: Beast Senshi Saikyō Ketteisen

List[edit]

Characters in the Beast Wars franchise Faction Animation Comics Video games Toys Ref(s)
Name Beast mode MX PR VH BW II CC! NEO BM IDW BWT TM GBC
Optimus Primal[a] Silverback gorilla Yes - Yes - Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes List ?
Rhinox Rhinoceros Yes - Yes - - - Yes[b] Yes Yes - - ?
Rattrap Rat Yes - Yes - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - ?
Cheetor Cheetah Yes - Yes - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes List ?
Tigatron[c] White tiger Yes - Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - ?
Airazor[c] Peregrine falcon Yes - Yes - - - - Yes Yes Yes - ?
Tigerhawk[c] White tiger - Peregrine falcon[d] Yes - Yes - - - - - - - - ?
Silverbolt[a] Grey wolf - golden eagle[d] Yes - Yes - - - Yes[b] Yes - Yes - ?
Depth Charge Manta ray Yes - Yes - - - - Yes - - - ?
Dinobot[a] Velociraptor Yes Ex Yes - - - - Yes Yes - - ?
Blackarachnia Black widow Yes Ex Yes - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - ?
Megatron[a] T-Rex / Dragon[e] - Yes Yes - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Scorponok[a] Scorpion - Yes Yes - - - - Yes Yes - - ?
Tarantulas Tarantula - Yes Yes - - - - Yes Yes Yes - ?
Terrorsaur Pteranodon - Yes Yes - - - - Yes Yes Yes - ?
Waspinator Wasp - Yes Yes - - - Yes[b] Yes - Yes - ?
Inferno[a] Fire ant - Yes Yes - - - - Yes Yes - - ?
Quickstrike Scorpion - Cobra[d] - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes - Yes - ?
Starscream [f] Ghost / Wasp [g] - Yes Yes - - - - Cameo - Yes - List ?
Ravage [f] Mini-cassette / Panther[e] - Yes Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - List ?
Unicron [f] Planet / Flame dragon[e][h] - - Cameo Cameo - Yes - Yes - Yes - List ?
Rampage [a] Crab Ex Yes Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - ?
Dinobot clone [i] Velociraptor - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - [1]
Ram Horn Japanese rhinoceros beetle [j] - Yes Yes - - - - Yes - - - ?
Sea Clamp Crawfish[j] - Yes Yes - - - - Yes - - - ?
Cicadacon Cicada [j] - Yes Yes - - - - Yes - - - ?
Transmutate None [k] - - Yes - - - - - - - - [2]
Leo Prime White lion Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - Yes ?
Apache Mandrill Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - - ?
Bighorn Bison Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Scuba Giant squid Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - Yes ?
Tasmanian Kid Tasmanian Devil Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - - ?
Diver Frog Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Ikard Giant squid Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - Yes ?
Magnaboss [a] Combiner team [l] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - [3]
Leo Junior White lion[l] Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Skywarp [a] Bald eagle[l] Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Santon African elephant[l] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - - ?
Bigmos Mosquito Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Powerhug Pill bug Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Tonbot Dragonfly Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Mantis Praying mantis Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Drillnuts Boll weevil Yes - - Yes Yes - - Yes - - - ?
Scissor Boy Earwig Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Tripledacus Combiner team[m] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - Yes ?
DJ Cicada[m] Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Motorarm Japanese rhinoceros beetle[m] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Gimlet Lobster[m] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Tako Tank Octopus tank[k] Yes - - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - Cameo [4]
Galvatron [a] Dragon[h] - Yes - Yes Yes Yes - - - - Yes ?
Megastorm / Gigastorm Tank / Ceratosaurus [e] - Yes - Yes Yes Yes - - - - Yes ?
Starscream / Hellscream [a] Fighter jet / Shark[e] - Yes[h] - Yes Yes - - Yes - - Yes ?
BB / Max-B Flying wing / Wolf[e] - Yes[h] - Yes Yes - - Yes - - Yes ?
Dirge / Dirgegun [a] Fighter jet / Wasp[e] - Yes - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Thrust / Thrustor [a] F-22 Raptor / Velociraptor[e] - Yes[h] - Yes Yes - - Yes - - - ?
Autostinger Haul truck - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Autocrasher Payloader - Yes - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Autojetter F/A-18 Hornet - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Autolauncher Armored personnel carrier - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
God Neptune Combiner team[n] - Yes - Yes - - - - - - - ?
Halfshell Tortoise[n] - Yes - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Scylla Squid[n] - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - Yes ?
Coelagon Coelacanth[n] - Yes - Yes Yes - - Cameo - - - ?
Sea Phantom Shark[n] - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Terrormander Manta ray[n] - Yes - Yes Yes - - - - - - ?
Artemis Gynoid[k] - - - Yes - Cameo - - - - Yes ?
Moon Rabbit - - - Yes - Cameo - Yes - - Yes ?
Black Leo Prime[o] Lion - - - Yes - - - - - - - [5]
Majin Zarak Demon / Aircraft carrier - Yes - - Yes - - - - - - - ?
Big Convoy Mammoth Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Longrack Giraffe Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Cohrada Cobra Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Stampy Snow hare Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Break Emperor penguin Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Heinrad Tanuki Yes - - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Mach Kick Horse Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Navi Computer[k] Yes - - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Rockbuster Fiddler crab Yes - - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Randy Boar Yes - - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Sharp Edge Sawshark Yes - - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Bump Giant armadillo Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Survive Bear (with bat drone) Yes - - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Star Upper Red kangaroo [p] Yes - - - - Cameo - - - - Yes - ?
Magmatron Giganotosaurus / Quetzalcoatlus / Elasmosaurus[q] - Yes - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Guiledart Triceratops - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - Yes ?
Saberback Stegosaurus - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Sling Dimetrodon - Yes - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Dead End Ammonite - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Archadis Archaeopteryx - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
DNAVI Dragonfly[k] - Yes - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Killer Punch Styracosaurus - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Hydra [a] Pteranodon - Yes - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Crazybolt Frill-necked lizard - Yes - - - Yes - Cameo - - - ?
Bazooka [a] Euoplocephalus - Yes - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Hardhead [a] Tylosteus - Yes[h] - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Rartorarta Hornet - Lionfish[d] - -[h] - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Elephorca Elephant - Orca [d] - -[h] - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Drancron Dragonfly - Iguana [d] - -[h] - - - Yes - Yes - - - ?
Nightscream Vampire bat Yes - - - - - Yes - - - - ?
Noble / Savage Werewolf / Dragon[r] Yes - - - - - Yes - - - - ?
Botanica Plant Yes - - - - - Yes - - - - - ?
Jetstorm Fighter jet - [s] - - - - Yes[b] - - - - ?
Tankor Tank - [s] - - - - Yes[b] - - - - ?
Thrust [a] Motorcycle - [s] - - - - Yes[b] - - - - ?
Diagnostic Drone Diagnostic Drone [k] - [s] - - - - Yes - - - - ?
Obsidian Tiltrotor - [s] - - - - Yes - - - - ?
Strika Combat vehicle - [s] - - - - Yes - - - - ?
Ironhide[f] Elephant[t] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Prowl[f] Lion[t] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Silverbolt[f] Eagle[t] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Bonecrusher [u] Bison Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Optimus Minor [u] Monkey Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Wolfang [u] Grey wolf Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Razorbeast Razorback Yes Spy - - - - - Yes - - - [6]
Snarl [a] Tasmanian devil Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
B'Boom Mandrill Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [7]
Cybershark Hammerhead shark Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [8]
Torca Elephant - orca[d] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [9]
Bantor Tiger - mandrill[d] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Armordillo Giant armadillo Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [10]
Noctorro Bat - bull [d] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [11]
Stinkbomb Skunk Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [12]
K-9 German Shepherd Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [13]
Ramulus Ibex Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [14]
Claw Jaw Squid Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [15]
Night Glider Flying squirrel Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [16]
Prowl II [v] Horned owl Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [17]
Sonar Bat Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [18]
Air Hammer Hawk - hammerhead shark[d] Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [19]
Polar Claw Polar Bear Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - [20]
Grimlock [f] Tyrannosaurus Yes - - - - - - Yes - - - List ?
Iguanus Frill-neck lizard - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [21]
Spittor Poison dart frog - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [22]
Transquito Mosquito - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [23]
Manterror Praying mantis - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [24]
Retrax Pill bug - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [25]
Snapper Snapping turtle - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [26]
Jetstorm [a] Dragonfly - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [27]
Insecticon [a] Stag beetle - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Buzz Saw Yellowjacket - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - ?
Lazorbeak [a] Pterodactyl - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [28]
Scavenger Ant - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [29]
Terragator Terrapin - alligator [d] - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [30]
Powerpinch Earwig - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [31]
Sky Shadow Iguana - dragonfly[d] - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [32]
Buzzclaw Lizard - praying mantis[d] - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [33]
Injector Hornet - lionfish[d] - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [34]
Scourge [a] Locust - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [35]
Scarem Stag beetle - Yes - - - - - Yes - - - [36]
Shokaract King crab - Yes[h] - - - - - Yes - - - [37]
Antagony Ant - Yes[h] - - - - - Yes - - - [38]
Poison Bite Scorpion / Barracuda [r] - - - - - - - Yes - - - [39]
Soundwave [a] Bat / Alligator[r] - - - - - - - Yes - - - [40]
Icebird Polar bear / Snow owl [r] - - - - - - - Yes - - - [41]
Megatron X Winged T-Rex - - - - - - - - - Yes - - ?
Windrazor Arctic wolf / Eagle Yes[h] - - - - - - - - Yes - ?

Notes[edit]

"Fuzors" transform into beasts that have mixed traits of two or more real animals. Pictured is Torca, a fusion of an elephant and an orca.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w This character is separate from the character of the same or similar name in previous fiction; both exist within the same fictional reality/continuity.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Vehicons Jetstorm, Tankor and Thrust were revealed to be created from the reformatted Silverbolt, Rhinox and Waspinator, respectively. Silverbolt, and eventually Waspinator, regained animal forms during the series.
  3. ^ a b c A race of energy beings called the Vok merged Airazor and Tigatron into the Fuzor Tigerhawk.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n This character's beast mode is a combination of two animals, known as a "Fuzor".
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h This character was modified during the course of the fiction, obtaining a different transformation mode.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g This character is the original character of the same name from 1980s cartoon.
  7. ^ Starscream's ghost possessed Waspinator during his appearance on Beast Wars: Transformers and the game Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l In Neo, the Blendtrons (Elephorca, Rartorata and Drancon) serve Unicron and help to resurrect their Master in the body of Galvatron. In the IDW comics, Galvatron is not featured; instead Shokaract acts as an agent of Unicron, leading the Blendtrons as well as five "Heralds": Antagony, Hardhead, Hellscream, Max-B and Thrustor. The Sourcebook also lists Windrazor as an agent of Unicron, although he did not appear in IDW comics or Neo.
  9. ^ Megatron created several clones of Dinobot, creating a group of mindless cybernetic clones, as well as a purely organic clone that impersonated Dinobot, none of which survived their episodes. Finally a Transmetal 2 clone was created using half of Rampage's mutant spark (a Transformer's soul); this clone survived for several episodes and spawned a Transmetal 2 toy.
  10. ^ a b c The Tripredicus council, Ram Horn, Sea Clamp and Cicadacon, combine to form Tripredicus.
  11. ^ a b c d e f This character does not transform.
  12. ^ a b c d Leo Junior, Skywarp and Santon combine to form Magnaboss.
  13. ^ a b c d The Jointron Brothers, DJ, Gimlet and Motorarm, combine to form Tripledacus.
  14. ^ a b c d e f The Space Pirate Seacons, Halfshell, Scylla, Coelagon, Terrormander and Sea Phantom combine to form God Neptune.
  15. ^ Leo Prime, Apache, Bighorn, BB, Tasmanian Kid and Scuba spawned evil "Black" clones during "The Black Lio Convoy" that did not survive that episode. Only Black Leo Prime was made into a toy.
  16. ^ Star Upper first appeared as the winner of a character design contest for the Beast Wars II manga in Comic BonBon.
  17. ^ Magmatron transforms into three animals with a single shared mind, Landsaur, Seasaur, and Skysaur, or a single Fuzor beast, Magmasaur.
  18. ^ a b c d Noble/Savage, as well as the "Mutants" Icebird, Poison Bite, Razor Claw, and Soundwave, have two "beast modes" and no true "robot mode".
  19. ^ a b c d e f This character belongs to Megatron's Vehicon faction, and controlls generic Vehicon drones which shared this character's robot and vehicle forms.
  20. ^ a b c The Maximal Imperium, consisting of Ironhide, Prowl and Silverbolt, combine to form Magnaboss.
  21. ^ a b c Bonecrusher, Optimus Minor and Wolfang were introduced in the story Ain't No Rat from Dreamwave Productions; the story was part of a planned series that was cancelled when Dreamwave filed for bankruptcy.
  22. ^ Despite dying in the American-produced animated film, Prowl appeared in two episodes of the Japanese-produced Headmasters series. The Binaltech fiction attempted to remedy this by referring to the doppelganger as "Prowl II".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dinobot (1999) - Predacon Special Operations Combatant". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Trans-Mutate (2006) - Maximal". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Magnaboss (1998) - Cybertron Gestalt Warrior". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Ikard (1998) - Cybertrno Space Reconnaissance". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Lio Convoy (1998) - Cybertron Supreme Commander". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Razorbeast (1996) - Maximal Infantry". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  7. ^ "B'Boom (1997) - Maximal Guerilla Warfare Specialist". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Cybershark (1997) - Maximal Ocean Attack". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Torca (1998) - Maximal Infantry General". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  10. ^ "Armordillo (1996) - Maximal Desert Combat". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Noctorro (1998) - Maximal Airborne Warrior". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  12. ^ "Stinkbomb (1999) - Maximal Psychological Warfare". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  13. ^ "K-9 (1997) - Maximal Guard Duty". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  14. ^ "Ramulus (1999) - Maximal Scout, Survivalist". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  15. ^ "Claw Jaw (1997) - Maximal Underwater Attack". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  16. ^ "Nightglider (1999) - Maximal Intelligence Officer". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  17. ^ "Prowl (1999) - Maximal Military Strategist". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  18. ^ "Sonar (1999) - Maximal Aerial Reconnaissance". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  19. ^ "Air Hammer (1998) - Maximal Aerial Reconnaissance". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  20. ^ "Polar Claw (1996) - Maximal Infantry Battle Commander". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  21. ^ "Iguanus (1996) - Predacon Demolitions". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  22. ^ "Spittor (1997) - Predacon Surprise Attack". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  23. ^ "Transquito (1997) - Predacon Air Assault and Reconnaissance". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  24. ^ "Manterror (1997) - Predacon Quick-Attack Specialist". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  25. ^ "Retrax (1997) - Predacon Desert Demolitions". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  26. ^ "Snapper (1996) - Predacon Infiltration". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  27. ^ "Jetstorm (1997) - Predacon Sky Patrol". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  28. ^ "Lazorbeak (1997) - Predacon Aerial Attacks". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  29. ^ "Scavenger (1998) - Predacon Infantry Commander". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  30. ^ "Terragator (1998) - Predacon Swamp Warrior". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  31. ^ "Powerpinch (1997) - Predacon Infantry". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  32. ^ "Sky Shadow (1998) - Predacon Camouflage Expert". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  33. ^ "Buzzclaw (1998) - Predacon Saboteur, Quick Attack Specialist". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  34. ^ "Injector (1998) - Predacon Air Commander". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  35. ^ "Scourge (1999) - Predacon Special Operations Combatant". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  36. ^ "Scarem (1999) - Predacon Ground Commando". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  37. ^ "Shokaract (2000) - Predacon Universal Overlord". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  38. ^ "Antagony (1998) - Predacon Chemical Warfare". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  39. ^ "Poison Bite (2000) - Mutant Beast Special Operations". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  40. ^ "Soundwave (2000) - Mutant Beast Warrior". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  41. ^ "Icebird (2000) - Mutant Beast Commander". www.tfu.info. Retrieved 2012-06-13.