List of Transformers film series characters

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The following is a list of characters featured in the Transformers film series, directed by Michael Bay and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Humans[edit]

Sam Witwicky[edit]

Sam Witwicky
Transformers character
Sam Witwicky.jpg
Shia LaBeouf portraying Sam Witwicky in the 2007 film Transformers.
First appearance Transformers
Last appearance Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Portrayed by Shia LaBeouf
Information
Full name Samuel James Witwicky
Nickname(s) Sam
Sammy
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Ally to the Autobots (formerly)
Student
Worker at Acuretta Systems (temporary)
Significant other(s) Mikaela Banes (Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Carly Spencer (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Relatives Ronald Witwicky (father)
Judith Witwicky (mother)
Archibald Witwicky (great-great-grandfather)
Nationality American

Samuel James "Sam" Witwicky is portrayed by Shia LaBeouf in the first three films in the Transformers film series. In early versions of the script, Sam had the nickname "Spike" (the name of the main character in the original Transformers series). This idea was later scrapped because, according to writer Roberto Orci, these nicknames were appropriate for a mechanic and an oil rig worker in the animated series, occupations in which the characters did not work in the film. According to Roberto Orci, the character of Sam was written as a "2007 version of Marty McFly".[1] Sam Witwicky does not return for the fourth film; his character is replaced by Cade Yeager (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg).[2][3]

IDW Publishing[edit]

Sam appears in Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #1 by IDW Publishing. Barricade kidnaps Sam in order to flush out Bumblebee and learn where the All Spark fragment is. Bumblebee saves Sam by fighting and defeating Barricade. However Barricade eventually escapes.

The drone calling itself Brains runs into Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky in Philadelphia.[4]

Books[edit]

Sam appears in the book Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Junior Novel.[5]

Movie plot[edit]

In Transformers, Sam Witwicky was a social outcast who unintentionally buys Bumblebee as his first car. Sam is at first unaware of his car being a Transformer, despite the fact that Bumblebee was responsible for helping Sam to (somewhat) get close to his crush, Mikaela Banes. During the first night, Bumblebee leaves the house, which caused Sam to follow believing his car had been stolen. Later that night, he becomes surprised to find that his car became a robot. After being saved from Barricade by Bumblebee, Sam learns the full story as he helps the Autobots by keeping the AllSpark away from the Decepticons until he uses it to kill Megatron.

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam is going to college and is trying to have a normal life and get away from the world savior status. But while getting ready, Sam finds a sliver of the AllSpark on his jacket which gives him visions similar to his great-great-grandfather, causing him to suffer a mental breakdown as a result. Optimus turns to him for help in convincing the human government to allow the Autobots to stay. Sam refuses, saying he wants a normal life and Optimus doesn't need him anymore to which Optimus replies that they need Sam more than he knows. One of the girls in Sam's dorm who apparently likes him, Alice, turns out to be a Decepticon Pretender who attacks him. Sam is saved by Mikaela, who kills Alice. Sam is then later abducted by Decepticons to acquire the information in Sam's mind before Megatron can vent out his aggression on the boy. But after being saved by Optimus, who is killed during the fight, Sam ends up leading Mikaela, Bumblebee, his roommate Leo, the Twins: Skids and Mudflap, and Simmons in a quest to find the Matrix and use it to revive Optimus. During the final battle, Sam is killed by Megatron until he was revived by the Dynasty of Primes so he can resurrect Optimus, allowing him (Optimus) to kill the Fallen and save Earth. With Earth saved once more, Sam finally admits he loves Mikaela. On an aircraft carrier later, he and Optimus thank each other, Optimus thanking Sam for saving his life and Sam for Optimus believing in him.

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Sam has been dumped by Mikaela and has a new girlfriend named Carly Spencer whom he met after being given a Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President Barack Obama for his heroic accomplishments in the past. Sam now lives with Carly Spencer, a pet dog and former Decepticon Wheelie, and his partner, Brains. Bumblebee no longer lives with him, working with the other Autobots on secret missions, forcing Sam to drive a rundown car that vaguely resembles a small Bumblebee, Sam ends up finding a job as a mail boy despite wanting to work with the Autobots, but is dragged back into the war by Decepticon collaborator Jerry Wang and Laserbeak. Sam, with the help of Simmons, figures out the Decepticons' plot and is forced by Dylan Gould into finding out the Autobots' plans for the Decepticons. Sam is devastated when the Autobots are exiled from the planet and then apparently destroyed and teams up with Epps and other former NEST soldiers to rescue Carly from Chicago. He later sees the Autobots returned after faking their death. Sam succeeds with help from Bumblebee and in the battle that follows, he kills Starscream and Dylan Gould who retriggers the space bridge after Optimus stops it. Sam reunites with Carly after the Decepticons are defeated and admits he loves her.

Toys[edit]

  • Transformers Deluxe Barricade with Frenzy Screen Battles: First Encounter (2007)
A mini-diorama gift set with Barricade and figurines of Sam and Mikaela, along with an extra, non-poseable Frenzy figure.
The original "radiator" Frenzy available with Screen Battles: First Encounter Barricade was remolded in black (matching the car) but was installed with additional piece of plastic, preventing the black Frenzy figure from being removed -- due to redundancy -- without unscrewing the base of the Barricade's hood. This version of Frenzy has been referred to as "Restrictor Plate Frenzy" by collectors.[6]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Human Alliance Bumblebee with Sam Witwicky (2009)
A larger (between Voyager Class and Leader Class size) figure than the Deluxe Class figure with a 2-inch-tall figure of Sam, which can ride inside Bumblebee.[7]
  • Transformers Human Alliance Bumblebee with Sam Witwicky (2010)
A re-release of the Human Alliance figure with a remold of the Sam figure; this one wearing a white shirt instead of a black one. In addition, the Sam figure lacks the upper torso articulation of the previous version.
  • Dark of the Moon Human Alliance Bumblebee with Sam Witwicky (2011)
A redeco of the Revenge of the Fallen Human Alliance Bumblebee figure in reverse black/yellow colors.[8]


Mikaela Banes[edit]

Mikaela Banes
Transformers character
Mikaelabanes.jpg
Mikaela Banes in Transformers.
First appearance Transformers
Last appearance Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Portrayed by Megan Fox
Information
Species Human
Gender Female
Occupation Student
Ally to the Autobots
Mechanic
Family Cal Banes (father)
Significant other(s) Sam Witwicky
Nationality American

In the first two Transformers films, Mikaela Banes (portrayed by Megan Fox) is Sam Witwicky's first love interest. Differentiated from "typical" women in her age group, she has inherited mechanical skills from her father, Cal, a grease monkey and paroled car thief.

IDW Publishing[edit]

Mikaela was present shortly after the battle at Mission City in Transformers: Alliance #1 (December 2008) by IDW Publishing.

Films[edit]

In Transformers, Mikaela is initially the girlfriend of football player Trent; however, she soon ditches him because of his snobbish attitude and because he treats her like a trophy wife. Sam offers her a ride home, as he has a crush on her, and Mikaela accepts Sam's offer. She inspects Sam's broken-down 1976 Chevrolet Camaro (nicknamed Bumblebee) in an empty lovers lane and is astonished at the various modifications present in the engine bay. Unfortunately, the visuals of the actual engine under the hood show a discontinuity error on the part of the filmmakers: the shot shows that Bumblebee has a Kinsler crossram fuel injection intake manifold, as her character discusses a double-pumper carburetor. She also surprises Sam with her knowledge about cars which he finds more attractive than the popular shallow girl she acts like around others. When asked why she keeps her mechanical expertise a secret, she says, "guys don't like it when you know more about cars than they do." This scene is similar to Spike and Carly's first meeting in 1985, with Carly showing more interest in Bumblebee rather than in Spike. Mikaela criticizes the poor conditions of Bumblebee's vehicle mode, causing him to scan a passing 2007 Camaro Concept and transform into the same model. She fights in the Battle of Mission City, initially pulling the seriously injured Bumblebee out of battle, but is ultimately unable to leave them to fight alone. She tells Bumblebee that if he's willing to fight, she'll take him back in and navigate. He acquiesces and with her help, Bumblebee rejoins the battle and destroys Brawl. After the battle, she and Sam begin dating.

Mikaela returns in the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, carrying on a long-distance relationship with Sam. As he goes off to college, Sam entrusts her with a fragment of the AllSpark, which he found in the jacket he was wearing when he killed Megatron. Mikaela hides the fragment in a safe at her father's motorcycle repair shop, but she is followed by the Decepticon spy Wheelie, who is intent on recovering the fragment. She catches the spy and interrogates him. After going to inform Sam, Mikaela saves him from the Decepticon Pretender Alice (whom she kills and also found kissing Sam), only to be captured by Grindor and taken to the recently repaired Megatron. Rescued by Optimus Prime, Mikaela and everyone escape, and on the recommendation of Sam's roommate Leo, they seek help from a man who runs a robot conspiracy website. He is later revealed to be Agent Simmons. Simmons and Wheelie lead them to Jetfire, who uses a Space Bridge to transport the group to Egypt, where the Autobots and their allies battle the Decepticons and The Fallen. She is devastated when Sam apparently dies, but is ecstatic when he is revived and finally tells her he loves her. She survives the battle and returns home. Seen in the credits Sam kisses Mikaela goodbye as he returns to college.

Mikaela does not appear in the 2011 sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon due to Megan Fox being fired.[9][10][11] Mikaela is said to have dumped Sam. She apparently left Wheelie and Brains with Sam in Washington, and both retorted, saying she was "mean" and that they did not like her, which contradicts the previous film where Wheelie worshiped her as his "Warrior Goddess". However, in said movie Mikaela injured Wheelie's eye and threatened to take out his other eye, so he could still have that grudge. Despite this, a photo of Mikaela appears on Sam's dresser.

Books[edit]

In the novelization for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Sam remembers being dumped by Mikaela, and fears the same will happen with his new girlfriend, Carly.

Video games[edit]

Mikaela made appearances in Transformers: The Game and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In both games, she is a non playable character. Rather, several "missions" in the game revolve around the Transformers reaching her and Sam to either save them or get their help.

Titan Magazines[edit]

Note: The information in italics occurs in the alternate storyline where Megatron won the battle for the AllSpark.

Mikaela was a member of the Autobot resistance to the Decepticon takeover in Twilight's Last Gleaming, Part: 1 by Titan Magazines. She snuck into the Sector 7 page in an attempt to free the frozen Optimus Prime. In part 3, Bumblebee attempted to take on Megatron in the Sector 7 base as Mikaela attempted to free Optimus Prime, but she was attacked by Frenzy. In part 4 Mikaela frees Optimus Prime and freezes Frenzy just as Bumblebee gets some unexpected help fighting Megatron by the arrival of Elita One, Skyblast and Strongarm.

Toys[edit]

  • Transformers Deluxe Longarm and Bumblebee Screen Battle: Final Stand (2007)
Deluxe Longarm comes packaged in this mini-diorama with a legless version of Robot Replicas Bumblebee. Unlike the regular packaged version, this version of Longarm is decorated with "Mike's Towing" labels as seen on the film instead of "Orson's Towing." It also has a little driver figure of Mikaela inside.[12][13]
  • Transformers Deluxe Barricade with Frenzy Screen Battles: First Encounter (2007)
A gift set packaged as a mini-diorama with Deluxe Barricade and figurines of Sam and Mikaela, along with an extra, non-poseable Frenzy figure.[6]
  • Revenge of the Fallen Human Alliance Autobot Skids with Arcee and Mikaela Banes (2009)
A 2-inch action figure of Mikaela comes with Human Alliance Skids and a small, transformable Arcee figure.[14]
  • Transformers Human Alliance Shadow Blade Sideswipe with Mikaela Banes (2010)
A black/silver redeco of Human Alliance Sideswipe with a figure of Mikaela that wears a black leather jacket and blue jeans.[15]

Carly Spencer[edit]

Carly Spencer
Transformers character
RosieHuntington-WhiteleyJun2011.jpg
Huntington-Whiteley at the Transformers: Dark of the Moon premiere in June 2011.
First appearance Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Last appearance Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Portrayed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Information
Species Human
Gender Female
Occupation Ally to the Autobots (formerly)
Worker at Hotchkiss Gould Investments (temporary)
Significant other(s) Sam Witwicky
Relatives Aron Brooks (grandfather)
Carla Spencer (grandmother)
Nationality British

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Carly Spencer, depicted as British due to her portrayal by British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, is Sam's girlfriend, with whom he lives.

IDW Publishing[edit]

In "Rising Storm", Carly was working a career fair in Philadelphia when the Decepticons targeted Sam Witwicky and his Autobot friend Bumblebee for harboring their escaped "pet", Brains. As the place became a battlefield, Carly quickly proved capable of defending herself. Seeing that Sam was about to be killed by Space Case, Carly used a weapon attached to one of the fallen Transformers around her to fend off the Decepticon. After saving Sam, they realized that they had met before, albeit under less deadly conditions. Soon, the pair were saved from subsequent danger by the arrival of the rest of the Autobots. When Brains is welcomed into the Autobot ranks, Sam traded barbs with her to see how well she was taking this whole experience.

Books[edit]

Carly Spencer appears in the book Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Junior Novel.[5]

Movie plot[edit]

Carly Spencer as she appears in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The two met after Mikaela dumped Sam and he got a Medal of Freedom for his heroism. Carly believes Sam's stories and is annoyed by Brains and Wheelie who live with them. Carly works for Dylan Gould as a curator and is given an expensive car, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, by him, making Sam jealous. Carly gets annoyed when Sam decides to work with Simmons on figuring out what the Decepticons are doing rather than going to Dylan's party with her and leaves angrily. She is shocked when it turns out that Dylan is a Decepticon collaborator and is taken hostage by him, Soundwave, who reveals himself to be the SLS in disguise, and Laserbeak to force Sam to cooperate. Sam launches a rescue mission for her and with the help of Bumblebee, rescues her and kills Laserbeak before using a shot-down drone to relay what she knew of the Decepticons' plans to NEST. During the battle, Carly travels with Sam and Epps' team to stop the plan and is attacked by Starscream who Sam kills. While Sam heads off to stop the space bridge, Carly convinces Megatron to help Optimus against Sentinel Prime, leading to the deaths of Megatron and Sentinel. Carly reunites with Sam after the battle and they admit they love each other.

Reception[edit]

In May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would become the new female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, released 29 June 2011, replacing Megan Fox.[16] She had previously worked with the film's director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria's Secret commercial.[17] MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.[18] Prior to the film's release, she won the "Female Star of Tomorrow" award at the 2011 CinemaCon Awards.[19] Critics were highly critical of the acting of Huntington-Whiteley and co-star Shia LaBeouf. Peter Travers stated the two "couldn't be duller."[20] Jason Solomons of The Observer wrote that "we're first introduced to Rosie via a close-up of her bum, segueing straight from the film's opening sequence and titles on to the pert buttocks and underwear of our heroine," and that Huntington-Whiteley's English posh girl accent "renders her practically unintelligible when surrounded by American accents and falling masonry."[21] Much of the criticism towards Rosie Huntington-Whiteley compared her in an unfavorable light to Megan Fox. Lou Lumenick said that her "'acting' makes...Megan Fox look like Meryl Streep in comparison."[22] Baz Bamigboye gave his review of the film the title 'Come back Megan Fox, all is forgiven...'.[23] In a positive review, Drew McWeeny of HitFix said, "She reminds me of Cameron Diaz in The Mask, an actress who doesn't really show off any range, but who gives a natural, winning performance and who is up to the challenge of this particular picture."[24]

NEST[edit]

General Morshower[edit]

Glenn Morshower plays General Morshower in the films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is the leader of NEST who communicates with the squad in the Pentagon. Having had a small role in the 2007 film's opening action sequence as Colonel Sharpe, a marine presumably killed during Blackout's attack in Qatar, he now returns playing a character named after himself.[25]

William Lennox[edit]

Josh Duhamel plays William Lennox in Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. With Robert Epps, he is part of a seven-man Joint Special Operations Command team in Qatar, who survive Blackout's attack on the base. Lennox has a wife and newborn daughter in the United States. Duhamel was a fan of the toy line as a child, and with Tyrese Gibson, they spent three days in boot camp to prepare for the role.

In the first film, Lennox is United States Army Special Forces Captain. In the second film, he is promoted to Major, and is now part of NEST, an international taskforce battling Decepticons with the Autobots. In the third film, Lennox is again promoted to U.S. Army Lt. Colonel.

Robert Epps[edit]

Tyrese Gibson plays United States Air Force Combat Controller Technical Sergeant Robert Epps in Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Duhamel and Gibson were fans of the toy line as children,[26] and Gibson paid the filmmakers so he could be in the film.[27] Gibson spent time learning technical terms and military code from an actual combat controller to make his dialogue sound convincing.[26]

In the second film, Epps is promoted to USAF Master Sergeant, a Combat Controller and a member of NEST. He was given different first names in merchandise, like Ray Epps in The Last Prime storybook, and Julius Epps in The Movie Universe book.

In the third film, Epps left NEST and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is seen helping the Wreckers with repairs to the Autobot ship Xantium and he also joined the final fight.

Graham[edit]

Matthew Marsden plays Graham in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. An agent of the fictional SASF, and a member of the British Army Special Air Service who joins NEST

Marsden grew up reading the comics and loved the 2007 film. Bay was impressed with his audition and decided to increase the character's screentime.[28]

Hardcore Eddie[edit]

Lester Speight plays Hardcore Eddie, a new NEST member in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[29] He is an experienced soldier who has fought in war along with Epps' father many years ago.[30]

Stone[edit]

Josh Kelly plays Stone, a former NEST member who went into retirement along with Epps in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Kelly also makes an appearance as a Strike Force team member in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Sector 7[edit]

Seymour Simmons[edit]

John Turturro plays Seymour Simmons, an arrogant and paranoid Sector 7 agent and Sam's unlikely ally in the first three films. Sector 7 is a government group of agents created by President Hoover. Bay wanted Steve Buscemi for the role, but he was busy, so Turturro, whom Bay had wanted to work with ever since seeing The Big Lebowski, was cast instead.[31] Turturro gave a slapstick performance, which was intended to be in contrast to the serious military scenes, so that a sense of fun would not completely disappear.[32] The actor claimed to have based his performance on the director, although Bay stated he couldn't see anything of himself in Turturro's performance.[citation needed] A backstory was fashioned for Simmons, explaining his family had served in Sector 7 for generations, giving him a "mother's boy" personality. Bay cut these jokes as they were too crude.[31]

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Simmons is now off-duty working in his mother's deli. After he left Sector 7, Simmons took extensive alien documentation with him, which aided Sam in his quest for the Sun Harvester. He is known online by his nickname "Robo-Warrior", and runs a website called www.GiantEffingRobots.com, Leo Spitz's (Sam's roommate) rival site.

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Simmons has written a book, Codename Hero: How Seymour Simmons and the Aliens Saved the World about his adventures with the Autobots, and is revealed to have had a relationship with Charlotte Mearing.

Tom Banachek[edit]

Michael O'Neill plays Tom Banachek, the head of Sector 7's Advanced Research Division in Transformers.

Maggie Madsen[edit]

Rachael Taylor plays Maggie Madsen in Transformers. She assists the Department of Defense in decoding the virus left by Frenzy. She realizes that those hacking into the government's data files cannot be human, due to the ease with which they made the attack. The writers had initially envisioned Maggie as quirkier and more cyberpunk.[32] The filmmakers opted for Taylor's natural Australian accent to give the film a global sensibility.[33] She found many of her scenes difficult because of the high heels she wore.[27]

Glen Whitmann[edit]

Anthony Anderson plays Glen Whitmann in Transformers. A computer hacker and friend of Maggie.

John Keller[edit]

Jon Voight plays the United States Secretary of Defense John Keller in Transformers. He is the first one to believe Maggie Madsen's theories. He announces that Sector 7 is dismantled in the end of the film.

Archibald Witwicky[edit]

Archibald Witwicky
None
Information
Sub-group Humans
Motto "No sacrifice, no victory!"
Alternate Modes None
Series Transformers
English voice actor W. Morgan Sheppard (film), Patrick Viall (animated prequel)

Captain Archibald Witwicky appeared in the Transformers: Movie Prequel and the Transformers live-action film itself.

Movie plot[edit]

Archibald Witwicky was a Dutch/English sea captain leading an exploration of the Arctic in 1897 when a crew member found something beneath the ice. They started digging and discovered the frozen Megatron. Archibald then accidentally activated the Decepticon leader's inertial navigation system which led to a sudden power surge. Unbeknownst to him, the discharge etched a digital map to the All Spark onto the lenses of his glasses. Blinded and forever marked by his vision, Archibald was committed to a mental institution for life, constantly ranting about visions of the future. A few of his personal items were given to his family, including the pair of glasses. These were passed down over time and eventually given to his great-great-grandson Sam.


Judy Witwicky[edit]

Judith "Judy" Witwicky (portrayed by Julie White) is Sam's mother and Ron's wife. She is somewhat flighty as she dresses up Sam's male dog, Mojo, in girly colors and jewelry. She is also very emotional and prone to cursing when in a bad mood.

Movie plot[edit]

She is one of the few humans to know of the Transformers, though she almost spills the secret in public after eating a brownie laced with marijuana while dropping Sam off at college. While high from the pot brownies, she also babbled to all the nearby girls that her son had lost his virginity, "popped his cherry" (with Mikaela presumably) whilst she was in the house and that he's "quite a catch". Sam and his father Ron quickly hustled her away before she could embarrass them further and reveal the secret of the Autobots. Afterwards, she goes to Paris with Ron where they are kidnapped by the Decepticons to serve as a bargaining chip. She and her husband are later rescued during the final battle in Egypt by Sam and Bumblebee who kills her kidnapper Rampage. Sam insists his parents leave him, but while his father refuses, Judy finally realizes Sam's grown up and convinces Ron to let him go. She appears at the beginning of the third film, upon seeing the Bumblebee no longer lives with Sam, and has bought a similar looking car, which Judy calls a "sad piece of shit". Sam tells her and Ron to leave Washington DC before the Decepticons attack it the next day.

Ron Witwicky[edit]

In the Transformers film series, Ronald "Ron" Witwicky (portrayed by Kevin Dunn) is Sam's father and Judy's husband. Unlike the cartoon, from which the film draws much of its inspiration, "Sparkplug" is not used as a nickname, although Roberto Orci has stated that this may possibly occur in any future sequels.[34]

Movie plot[edit]

In the first film, Ron is oblivious of the true nature of his son's car, even at a point when the entire Autobot team is moving around outside his house. He is portrayed as a caring father but also as a rather picky person, cheapskate and a miser, who is at time obsessive in regards to his lawn and often enjoys playing jokes on his son. He also seems to have an irrational fear of earthquakes. Screenwriter Roberto Orci confirmed Ron knows the truth about the Transformers by the end of the first film.[35] Unlike the first two films, in the third film, he has a beard. He and Judy leave Washington DC before the final battle.

In the Transformers: Dark of the Moon toyline, there is a character named Major Sparkplug who is partnered with the Autobot Whirl.

Toys[edit]

  • Dark of the Moon Human Alliance Basic Major Sparkplug/Autobot Whirl (2011)
Major Sparkplug is packaged with the Autobot Whirl and is compitable with any Human Alliance figure.

Fig and Donnelly[edit]

Amaury Nolasco and Zack Ward play ACWO Jorge "Fig" Figueroa and First Sergeant Donnelly in Transformers respectively. They are two soldiers who survive the destruction of the SOCCENT base and trek to rescue alongside Lennox, Epps, and other soldiers. Donnelly is impaled by Scorponok and Figueroa is wounded by a rocket fired by Scorponok. In a deleted scene in the Blu-ray version of the film, "Fig" is seen dying after getting wounded by Scorponok, but his character was made to stay alive in the finished film, and he was even offered to reprise his role in Revenge of the Fallen, which he had to refuse due to scheduling conflicts.[36]

Leo Spitz[edit]

Ramón Rodríguez plays Leo Spitz in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Sam's whiny and cowardly college roommate who owns a website on conspiracy theories called www.TheRealEffingDeal.com. Rodríguez endured 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) winds created by electrical fans while filming in Egypt, which resulted in him dislocating his shoulder and having to spend 45 minutes having sand flushed from his eyes.[37] At some point, the character was supposed to be called "Chuck" and Jonah Hill was considered for the role.[38]

Ramón Rodríguez was initially planned to be in Transformers: Dark of the Moon in a bigger role, but he was dropped during early production.[39]

Theodore Galloway[edit]

John Benjamin Hickey plays Theodore Galloway, the American National Security Adviser who believes the Autobots' presence on Earth is the reason for the Decepticons still remaining on the planet. He appears in the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.[40]

R. A. Colan[edit]

Rainn Wilson plays Professor R. A. Colan in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He is Sam's college lecturer who initially disliked Sam because of his bizarre behavior which upstaged Colan during the first day in class, but later respects him after learning of Sam's involvement in saving the world once again.[41][42]

Bay based the character on one of his professors at Wesleyan University, who was rumored to be chatting up his female students.[43]

Dylan Gould[edit]

Dylan Gould
Transformers character
DylanGouldDOTM.jpg
Dylan Gould in Transformers: Dark of the Moon
First appearance Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Last appearance Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Portrayed by Patrick Dempsey
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation CEO of Hotchkiss Gould Investments
Ally to the Decepticons
Former member of the Board of Directors of Acuretta Systems
Family Mr. Gould (father)
Nationality American

Dylan Gould (portrayed by Patrick Dempsey) is a fictional character in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is secretly a human Decepticon agent, partnered with Soundwave.

IDW Publishing[edit]

In Rising Storm #4, Carly explains that Gould is not fond of fighting robots, and it is all "kids' stuff" to him.

Movie Plot[edit]

Dylan Gould is the CEO of Hotchkiss Gould Investments and the boss of Carly Spencer, Sam Witwicky's love interest. Dylan aids Sam in eventually finding a job at the fictional Acuretta Systems by sending Sam's future boss at Acuretta Systems, Bruce Brazos, a recommendation letter. It is later revealed that Dylan is in the service of the Decepticons, specifically Soundwave, aiding the Decepticons in hunting down and murdering anyone involved with the American and Russian Moon missions to the Ark; having discovered the Decepticons' presence during the original Apollo missions, Dylan's father made contact with them, father and son considering the war none of their concern and therefore considering it 'practical' to side with the winners. During a key movie moment, as Dylan reveals his involvement with the Decepticons to Sam, he places Sam under control of a simple Decepticon shaped as a watch and kidnaps Carly with the help from Soundwave. Dylan wants Sam to find out if Optimus Prime has a special plan to fight the Decepticons, telling Sam that Carly will die if he doesn't cooperate. Technically, Dylan learns that the Autobots have no plans, and orders Starscream to fire their spaceship down to kill them all, though the Autobots have actually survived by landing down in the Atlantic Ocean. Before Sam is released, Sam swears he will kill Dylan for his actions. Dylan then heads to Chicago and the Trump Tower to witness the final phase of the Decepticon plan, taking Carly with him. Later in the movie, as Sam attempts to rescue Carly, Sam finds Dylan at his Chicago apartment and has him at gunpoint before Laserbeak manages to save Dylan by grabbing Sam and dropping him off the tower. Sam is saved and Dylan runs to tell the Decepticons that the Autobots are back, setting both up for their final fight. In their final fight, Dylan is somewhat annoyed that Soundwave is keeping several Autobots as prisoners, and convinces him to just kill them instead, which only led to Soundwave's death by Bumblebee. Eventually, Dylan reactivates the Control Pillar after it is temporarily disabled by Optimus Prime. Sam confronts Dylan; during their final fight near the Control Pillar, Dylan then taunts Sam that he doesn't have the guts to take him down at all, but Sam proves him wrong by knocking Dylan into the Control Pillar with a pole, electrocuting and thus killing him as Sam promised he would.

Books[edit]

In the novelization for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Dylan appears to be very good at engineering and fixing cars, as he is able to fix Sam's new car within a minute. Also, when Sam kills him, he is incinerated by the energy of the pillar.

Toys[edit]

  • Soundwave/Mr. Gould with Laserbeak (Human Alliance, 2011)

Bruce Brazos[edit]

John Malkovich plays Bruce Brazos, Sam's employer in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Charlotte Mearing[edit]

Frances McDormand plays Charlotte Mearing in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[44] The tough-as-nails, no-nonsense Director of National Intelligence official. She has a history with Agent Simmons.

Dutch[edit]

Alan Tudyk plays Dutch, Agent Simmons' assistant in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[45] The name "Dutch" is a reference to the thug in The Transformers, and the character Lugnutz's rifle. He was once supposedly a cut-throat assassin who was quick on the trigger, but has since put that aside to start a new, civilized life.

Jerry Wang[edit]

Ken Jeong plays Jerry "Deep" Wang in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is a paranoid software programmer and conspiracy theorist who stalks Sam at work.[46] Jerry then gives Sam information about the moon program, assassinations and the "Dark of the Moon". It turns out he is also in league with the Decepticons, but gets murdered by Laserbeak for giving Sam the information, and then trying to kill Laserbeak.

Cosmonaut Dimitiri[edit]

Elya Baskin plays Cosmonaut Dimitiri in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dimitri was a former cosmonaut who was supposed to travel to the dark side of the Moon. He gives Sam, Simmons, and Dutch the information about the Moon, showing them pictures and revealing Pillars being stockpiled on the Moon.

Cade Yeager[edit]

Cade Yeager
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Mark Wahlberg
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Ally to the Autobots
Mechanic
Possibly KSI employee
Spouse(s) Emily Yeager (deceased)
Children Tessa Yeager (Daughter)
Nationality American

Cade Yeager is portrayed by Mark Walhberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Movie plot[edit]

In the film, Cade is portrayed as a single father (his wife Emily having died years earlier) and struggling inventor, who is trying to build something that matters, in order to pay college tuition for his daughter, Tessa, only to discover Optimus Prime and with his daughter and her boyfriend is labelled a fugitive for being associated with an Autobot. Cade and his family are then forced to team up with the surviving Autobots to win back their freedom and eventually succeeding. He also has an antagonistic relationship with Tessa's boyfriend Shane because of his difference with Tessa and their secret relationship, but eventually accepts him into the family. He also becomes the reason Optimus has his faith in humanity restored.

Tessa Yeager[edit]

Tessa Yeager
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Nicola Peltz
Information
Species Human
Gender Female
Occupation Ally to the Autobots
College student
Family Yeagers
Significant other(s) Shane Dyson
Relatives Cade Yeager (father)
Nationality American

Nicola Peltz plays Tessa Yeager, Cade's daughter in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Movie plot[edit]

Tessa is a party goer but is responsible and loves her father but worries about his technological obsessions and is annoyed by his overbearing parenting rules. Her boyfriend is Shane Dyson whom she sees secretly without her father knowing, only to become a fugitive him and with her father with the Autobots and stuck in the middle of Cade and Shane's antagonistic relationship. Tessa and Shane inherit Sam and Mikeala/Carly's role as Bumblebee's best friends.

Shane Dyson[edit]

Shane Dyson
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Jack Reynor
Information
Nickname(s) Lucky Charms
Speed Racer
Melvin Hendrix
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Ally to the Autobots
Rally driver
Significant other(s) Tessa Yeager
Relatives Mr. Dyson (father)
Nationality Irish/American

Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson, Tessa's boyfriend and a race car driver in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

IDW Publishing[edit]

Books[edit]

Movie plot[edit]

Because of his slight Irish accent, Cade gave him the nickname of "Lucky Charms". Shane has an antagonistic relationship with Tessa's father because of his disapproval and, despite the relationship being legal. Shane is a very cocky and confidence yet seasonable person who loves Tessa very much, but his smart mouth often leads him to antagonism with Cade and Bumblebee. Shane and Tessa inherit Sam and Mikeala/Carly's role as Bumblebee's best friends. He drives a Chevy Sonic rally car when rescuing Cade and Tessa from Cemetery Wind agents and while chased by their Rally Fighters, helicopter and Cadillac Escalade's. His car presumably got destroyed by Lockdown's grenade.

Reception[edit]

Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI)[edit]

Joshua Joyce[edit]

Joshua Joyce
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Stanley Tucci
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Ally to the Decepticons (formerly)
Ally to the Autobots
Significant other(s) Su Yeuming
Relatives Darcy Tyril (ex-girlfriend)
Nationality American

Stanley Tucci plays Joshua Joyce in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Joshua is the arrogant head of KSI.

Movie plot[edit]

His company was hired by Attinger to build artificial, remote-controlled Transformers due to Attinger wanting to hunt down the Autobots. Joshua himself thinks the Autobots are only junk compared to his creations.[47][48][49] However, Joshua slowly has a change of heart after briefly conversing with Cade Yeager whom tried to warn him of who Galvatron really is from what he learned from Optimus Prime. Joshua starts to see Attinger for who he truly is based on the knowledge Cade gave him. He was horrified that Galvatron and his creations turned on him and found out that the Seed would bring an end to mankind. Optimus tells him that he will answer for what he done. His Transformers were defeated by the Autobots. He promises Cade Yeager and his family that he'll help them get a new home. He apparently discontinued his Transfomers project and presumably shuts down KSI after a change of heart. It is also implied that Joshua will hire Cade to work at KSI.

Darcy Tyril[edit]

Sophia Myles plays Darcy Tyril, Joshua's ex-girlfriend and geologist assistant in Transformers: Age of Extinction. She discovered cyber-formed dinosaurs in the Arctic, leading her to suspect that the Seed is more dangerous than Joshua is willing to admit and is ultimately right.[47][50]

Su Yueming[edit]

Li Bingbing plays Su Yueming in Transformers: Age of Extinction. She owns the factory in Beijing used by KSI to build more artificial Transformers.[34][51]

CIA and Cemetery Wind[edit]

Harold Attinger[edit]

Harold Attinger
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Last appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Kelsey Grammer
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Cemetery Wind commander
Nationality American

Harold Attinger (portrayed by Kelsey Grammer) is a fictional character in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He is secretly a human Decepticon agent, partnered with Lockdown and Savoy.

Movie Plot[edit]

Harold Attinger is the ruthless paranoid head agent of the CIA. Attinger was tasked to form the Cemetery Wind to eliminate any remaining Decepticons from Earth. However, acting behind the President's back, Attinger secretly ordered for the Autobots' elimination as well under the notion that his nation will never be safe until all Transformers are gone. To that end, not caring who dies in the process, Attinger forms a partnership with Lockdown to help the bounty hunter capture Optimus Prime in return for the "Seed". However, when Cade Yeager help Optimus escaped from Cemetery Wind, Attinger ordered Cade and his family to be eliminated to conceal Cemetery Wind's illegal operations. But when his business partner Joshua Joyce bails out of their arrangement, Attinger gets involved in the battle in Hong Kong where held Cade at gunpoint before being blasted in the chest and killed by Optimus. With Attinger's death, Cemetery Wind dissolved and presumably labeled as terrorist organization.

James Savoy[edit]

James Savoy
Transformers character
First appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Last appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction
Portrayed by Titus Welliver
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Cemetery Wind field leader
Family unnamed sister (deceased)
Nationality American

James Savoy (portayed by Titus Welliver) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He is the field leader of the terrorist organization's Cemetery Wind and the right-hand man of Harold Attinger, sharing his superior's hatred for Transformers as his sister died during the invasion of Chicago as he lead the missions that killed Ratchet, Leadfoot (possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster and Topspin) and most of the Decepticons left on Earth. This mindset made him ruthless to even people who he considers traitors for siding with Autobots, as seen when he threatened Cade to tell him here Optimus is or he would kill Tessa within ten seconds. Savoy is killed during the Hong Kong battle when he engages Cade in a fist-fight and is knocked out of the window by Cade.[49][51][52]

Lucas Flannery[edit]

T. J. Miller plays Lucas Flannery, Cade's best friend and a mechanic in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[53] Along with Tessa, he doesn't trust Cade's ideal of buying "junk" and selling them to earn money, but has given part of his own money to help Cade purchase them. He was killed by Lockdown's grenade during their escape from both the bounty hunter and Cemetery Wind's agents (and turned to be a metallic statue whilst being killed). Lucas was avenged when Optimus killed Lockdown at the climax of the film.

Cameos[edit]

Buzz Aldrin[edit]

Buzz Aldrin plays himself, who greets Optimus Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, with Buzz and Optimus both affirming that it is an honour to meet a fellow space traveller.

Bill O'Reilly[edit]

Bill O'Reilly makes a cameo as himself interviewing Agent Simmons on his show The O'Reilly Factor in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Others[edit]

Minor roles include Peter Jacobson as the humorless high school teacher Mr. Hosney; Travis Van Winkle as Trent, Mikaela's mean football jock boyfriend before Sam came along; Bernie Mac as Bobby Bolivia, a used car dealer from whom Sam purchases Bumblebee; Tom Lenk as a member of Maggie's hacker team; Rick Gomez as a Sheriff who attempts to apprehend Sam after finding his dog's pain pills; J. P. Manoux as a Witness[clarification needed], Brian Stepanek as a Sector 7 agent and driver of Simmons;[54] John Robinson as Miles Lancaster, Sam's best friend; Deep Roy as an Egyptian Border Guard, Iqbal Theba as the UN Secretary-General,[55] Thomas Lennon as Greg, the White House Chief of Staff; James Bachman as Gill Wembley, a scientist working for Joshua; Charles Parnell as the CIA Director, and Melanie Specht, Victoria Summer, Abigail Klein, and Greg Anderson as Joshua's assistants.[56][57]

Kym Whitley shot scenes for both Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, but they were ultimately discarded in both of them.[58][59]

Some new cast members to appear in Transformers 5, those will include Frank Grillo as Cade's older brother and Tessa's uncle who is a former NEST operative; Gigi Hadid as Tessa's college roommate; and Gary Oldman as a new government official who is willing to have both human military and autobot alliances put back together after Harold Attinger's operations were exposed.

Autobots[edit]

From the first to fourth movies, 28 Autobots have appeared in the movies thus far. Most of them were members of NEST. By the end of Dark of the Moon, nine Autobots remained on Earth. But after five years, Cemetery Wind eliminated most of them. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, Crosshairs, Brains, and the Dinobots (Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Scorn) are the only surviving Autobots in the end of Age of Extinction.

Dynasty of Primes[edit]

The Dynasty of Primes are the first Cybertronians who came into distant galaxies looking for planets where they could build Sun Harvesters. It was the Dynasty of Primes' rule that Sun Harvesters were not to be used in solar systems containing life.

Seven Primes[edit]

Michael York, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Robin Atkin Downes voice three members of the Seven Primes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In 17,000 BC, one of them defied his brothers' rule about destroying planets with life by powering up the Sun Harvester, an act that ignited a war and earned him the name The Fallen. To stop the Sun's destruction the remaining six stole and hid the Matrix of Leadership, sacrificing themselves to make a tomb of their own bodies, sealing the Matrix away. When Sam dies, he has a vision of the Dynasty and they tell him he has earned the Matrix and this was always his destiny. The Dynasty then resurrects Sam, who in turn brings back Optimus Prime with the Matrix to kill the Fallen. But the Fallen takes the Matrix Of Leadership from Optimus Prime and Jetfire gives up his life to allow Optimus to use his weapons and power. Optimus then takes on Megatron and the Fallen, severely damaging the Decepticon leader and kills the Fallen.

Sentinel Prime[edit]

In Revenge of the Fallen, Sentinel Prime is briefly mentioned in the rambling speech given by Sam Witwicky while under an AllSpark fragment-induced trance, with Sam mentioning a "mission".

Leonard Nimoy voices Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime's predecessor and mentor, in third film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, who transforms into a red and black Rosenbauer Panther airport crash tender fire truck. Former Autobot leader, served as the captain of the Ark.[60] Apparently, his intention to restore Cybertron to its former glory after the war drove him mad, causing him to go against his ideals by siding with the Decepticons and literally rusted Ironhide to death. After betraying the Autobots, Sentinel activates the space bridge pillars in Chicago, intending to summon Cybertron itself to Earth's atmosphere and repair the planet using Earth's resources and mankind as a workforce. Optimus engages Sentinel in battle but is overpowered by his old mentor, until Megatron steps in and takes out the traitor by blasting him with his rifle and slamming him across the bridge defeating Sentinel after being convinced to by Carly Spencer. After Bumblebee and Ratchet destroyed the control pillar and Optimus kills Megatron, Sentinel complains and attempts to justify his actions, but Optimus executes him for betraying the Autobot and human races over his obsession with Cybertron, claiming Sentinel "betrayed himself".

In Age of Extinction, Sentinel's remains where taken to KSI. His head was seen where Brains under forced employment downloaded information from his mind while his body was used to create remote control Transformers.

Nimoy provided the voice of Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie, and had been considered for voicing The Fallen in Revenge of the Fallen before the role was given to Tony Todd.

Sentinel was physically modeled after Sean Connery.[61]

Optimus Prime[edit]

Optimus Prime
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Optimus Prime
Autobot
Information
Sub-group Primes, Leaders, Voyagers, Legends, Cyberverse Commanders, Thirteen Primes
Function Autobot leader
Rank 10
Partner Bumblebee, Ratchet, Jazz, Ironhide, Grimlock, Cade Yeager
Motto "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." Those who threaten peace, will fall into pieces, All hands to Combat , I will lead you all to Freedom with my intelligence, Until that day, Till all are One
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Entry Mode Protoform, 1997 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck, 1973 Marmon cab-over semi-Truck, Western Star 5700 Concept semi-truck[62]
Series Transformers film series
English voice actor Peter Cullen (films)
Japanese voice actor Tesshō Genda

Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots[63] who comes to Earth to destroy the AllSpark in order to end the war. Don Murphy decided after discussions with fans on his website that they wanted the surviving voices from the original 1980s cartoon series, The Transformers.[64] Cullen described reprising the role as easy as "slipping into an old pair of very comfortable shoes that you haven't worn for a while", and was grateful to the fans for wanting him back.[65] His performance consisted of much improvisation with Bay, and portraying the traditional heroism of the character as well as bringing a sense of humor.[66] Bay told the animators to seek inspiration from Liam Neeson to inspire Optimus' body language.[31] Optimus transforms into a 1997 Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck built by truck designer Dave Porter of Wright City, MO. The selection of the Peterbilt, a more aggressive truck compared to the original flat-nosed truck from the animated series was also made as a nod to Spielberg's film Duel.[67] The original cab over design was rejected because that would only transform into a twenty-feet tall model of the character, whereas the filmmakers wanted him to stand thirty feet tall.[31] Optimus has red flame artwork on his blue body. This was a compromise between Hasbro, who wanted to retain the character's iconic red chest, and Bay, who felt red alone would not photograph well.[68] Hasbro had previously rejected designs of Optimus which were too blue.[68] Optimus' head was built on set as a prop.[31] In the first movie, he arrives on earth with Ratchet, Ironhide, and Jazz trying to find the AllSpark.

For Revenge of the Fallen, conceptual essays were made in an attempt to use his classic trailer for his powerup mode,[69] but this was ultimately dropped in favor of the incorporation of Jetfire's parts. Cullen recorded a voiceover for the opening scene in August 2008, but began the majority of voice work in November.[70][71] Optimus is fatally wounded by Megatron during a battle along with Starscream and Grindor, though he kills Grindor, and rips off Starscream's arm. Near the end of the film he is revived by Sam with the Matrix of Leadership, badly wounds Megatron and kills The Fallen. Originally, a cameo was written for Cullen, but it was not included in the final cut of the film.[72]

For Dark of the Moon, Optimus Prime revives Sentinel Prime using the Matrix of Leadership, though Sentinel later betrays the Autobots and joins the Decepticons. During the film Optimus kills Sentinel Prime (avenging Ironhide's death) along with dozens of other Decepticons. Optimus has added a trailer similar to his Generation 1 counterpart,[73] and has been redesigned to look more heroic.[74] The trailer contains enhanced weapons, a shield and a flight gear.

In Transformers: The Ride, Optimus is seen, throughout the ride, battling Megatron until Evac stabs him in the chest with the AllSpark shard. He congratulates Evac and the riders for their bravery.

For Age of Extinction, Optimus Prime is now a rusty 1973 Marmon semi cab-over truck and later on a new alternate mode in a blue and red Western Star 4900 Custom Phantom semi-truck. In the film, all Transformers are branded fugitives and Optimus is on the run alongside his fellow Autobots. He takes the form of the 1973 Marmon truck, although he is damaged in an ambush. He is bought by struggling inventor Cade Yeager, who protects him from Cemetery Wind, the Transformer-hunting CIA unit. Optimus is visibly bitter towards humans for turning on them despite the Autobots' efforts to protect them. He rallies the remaining Autobots - Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs - and then adapts into his new form. During an infiltration in KSI, the company making their own Transformers, Cade finds them melting the deceased Ratchet's head, which makes Optimus very angry and wants to get revenge on KSI. The Autobots attack KSI and rescue Brains, although they depart when KSI head Joshua Joyce defies them and tells them that they don't need them anymore, as they created their own Transformers. As the Autobots depart, Joyce launches his prized creation, Galvatron, to attack the Autobots. Galvatron manages to stall Optimus enough for him to be captured by bounty hunter Lockdown, who offers the Seed, a bomb that cyberforms any type of land, to Joyce while Lockdown brings Optimus to the Creators. With the aid of Cade and the Autobots, Optimus escapes with the Dinobots. Optimus tames the Dinobots to fight Galvatron's army of manmade Transformers, as well as evade capture by Lockdown. He vows to kill Harold Attinger for crimes against the Autobots. After defeating Galvatron's army, he successfully kills Lockdown (avenging the deaths of Ratchet, Leadfoot, Lucas Flannery, and possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Wheelie, Roadbuster, and Topspin) and Harold Attinger (who was also behind killing the Autobots). He then brings the Seed to space and goes after the Creators, leaving Bumblebee in charge of the Autobots on his absence.

Bumblebee[edit]

Bumblebee
BumblebeeHIRES.jpg
Bumblebee in the 2007 Transformers movie
Autobot
Information
Sub-group Scout, Cyber Slammers, Deluxe Vehicles, Fast Action Battlers, Micro Vehicles, Supreme Vehicles, Human Alliance
Function Guardian (Transformers), Scout (Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Second-in-command after Sideswipe's death (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
Rank 5
Partner Optimus Prime, Arcee, Ratchet, Sam Witwicky, Skids, Mudflap, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, Mirage, Ironhide, Hound, Crosshairs, Strafe, Shane Dyson, Tessa Yeager
Motto "Don't worry about the size of the blaster-worry about the sting!"[75]
Alternate Modes Entry mode protoform, 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, 2006 Chevrolet Camaro concept/2009 Chevrolet Camaro / modified vintage 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/2014 yellow Chevrolet camaro concept.
Series Transformers film series'
English voice actor Mark Ryan (First film)
No Voices Actors (2–present)

Mark Ryan voices Bumblebee for the character's two lines at the end of the first film, when he regains his voice. For most of the first film's duration, Bumblebee communicates with radio soundbites because of his damaged vocal processor, but his throat begins healing after Ratchet fires a regenerative laser when they meet again on Earth: this was not clarified on screen, and Orci feels that Bumblebee being healed by touching the AllSpark is also a valid explanation.[76] Before being cast in the role, Ryan had acted as a stand-in for the robots during filming, reading out their lines.[77] The decision to make Bumblebee silent was inspired by Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, to show that his bond with Sam was beyond words.[78] The filmmakers had considered using lines from various Paramount films, including "I feel the need for speed!" from Top Gun, but decided such lines would be too obvious.[79] Credited clips used in the film include John Wayne from El Dorado and Nichelle Nichols as Uhura from the Star Trek television series. A full scale puppet of Bumblebee was also used for the film. The animators modeled Bumblebee's performance on Michael J. Fox's character in Back to the Future.[33]

Bumblebee transformed into a 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, and upgrades into the 2006 model.[33] Bay rejected the character's 1980s form of the Volkswagen Beetle, as it reminded him of Herbie the Love Bug. Hasbro did not mind as long as the car remained yellow. In reference to his original form, the Beetle is parked next to Bumblebee when Sam is buying him.[68] The modern Camaro was chosen for its friendly appearance,[33] while the old model was chosen to show that Sam's father could only buy him the cheapest car he could find.[68]

For Revenge of the Fallen, despite being repaired at the end of the 2007 film, Bumblebee's voice still uses radio soundbites to communicate. Sam tells Mikaela that Bumblebee's "playing it up". Mark Ryan reportedly reprised his role as the voice for Bumblebee, but ultimately no spoken lines by the character were included in the finished film. Ryan also continued his role as stand-in for the robots on set.[80] The filmmakers updated Bumblebee's previous appearance as the 2006 Camaro Concept based on the Super Sport version of the 2010 production model.[81] Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design, said the redesigned car emphasized Bumblebee as becoming stronger after having his severed legs reattached in the 2007 film, with the new intakes and spoilers showing him as a sturdier character.[82] Concept designs were made that portray Bumblebee as the convertible version of the Camaro, but they were ultimately not used.[83]

For Dark of the Moon and Transformers: The Ride, Bumblebee[84] has gone through some changes. His vehicle mode is now a Chevrolet Camaro 2011, and features a new body kit and paint job.

For Age of Extinction, Bumblebee is now a modified vintage 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS,[85] and later on a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro concept.[86] He appears after Optimus calls all the Autobots and has a rivalry with Drift. He later aids Hound in a battle and later rides Dinobot Strafe and aid Optimus with the battle with Lockdown. It is possible with Ratchet's death and Optimus' departure, Bumblebee is now the leader of the Autobots.

Ratchet[edit]

Robert Foxworth voices Ratchet, the Autobots' medical officer[87] who transforms into a search and rescue 2004 Hummer H2. The writers had wanted to keep his original ambulance form, but the producers wanted something else. Hasbro did not mind if the character was either an ambulance or a fire apparatus.

For Dark of the Moon, Ratchet had some changes done to his vehicle mode, which was painted green and white. He also seemed to be the second in command after Ironhide's death.[88]

In Transformers: The Ride, Ratchet is seen introducing riders to the Cybertronian race, Cybertron, the AllSpark, and NEST.

He appears in Age of Extinction when he is found by soldiers on an abandoned ship. He is shot by them and gets his right leg blown off. He then surrenders only to be shot in the chest by Lockdown, who is working with the soldiers. Ratchet refuses to tell Lockdown where Optimus is so Lockdown rips out his spark killing him instantly. Ratchet seemed to have one of the calmest personalities in the movie franchise, and one of the few characters in the movies to never raise his voice. Despite this, he was also one of the most skilled Autobots on the team, being able to take multiple damaging shots and use his firepower to great use. He is also very agile, as he is seen doing flips and rolls during combat. Another notable is he is potentially one of the most courageous Autobot as he is always seen in the front lines, taking hits so he can protect others, and even defiantly stood up to Lockdown, refusing to give up Optimus Prime's location, which sadly lead to the medic's death. Ratchet was avenged when Optimus killed Lockdown at the climax.

Jazz[edit]

Darius McCrary voices Jazz, a lieutenant who develops a fondness for urban culture and Optimus Prime's second in command.[89] McCrary said he was honored to follow in the footsteps of Scatman Crothers, who voiced Jazz on The Transformers. "When I was actually [recording], I really did feel Scatman's presence," he said.[90] Mark Ryan had tried out numerous voices for Jazz, including a Sean Connery impersonation, before McCrary was cast.[77] Jazz transforms into a modified silver Pontiac Solstice Custom Hardtop GXP, a car the director felt was too small, but he decided not to argue with GM.[91] Hasbro felt it was still a "cool sports car" reminiscent of his original Porsche 935 form.[68]

He was killed by Megatron during the battle in Mission City in Transformers. The screenwriters chose to kill off Jazz as they felt he was the most likable character after Optimus and Bumblebee, although they did not have time to make it effective due to budget constraints.[76]

Despite his death in the films, he appears as downloadable content for the video game based on Revenge of the Fallen for campaign and multiplayer mode. He also appears in the toyline for Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon.

Ironhide[edit]

Jess Harnell voices Ironhide, the Autobots' cantankerous weapons specialist who transforms into a modified black 2006 GMC TopKick C4500 medium-duty truck.[92] Peter Cullen also voiced Ironhide on television and auditioned to reprise the role.[93] When Harnell was voicing the character on set, he used a Southern accent as Cullen did.[77] In the second and third films and Transformers: The Ride, Ironhide seems to replace Jazz as Second-In-Command.

He is killed by Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon when Sentinel betrays the Autobots. Later, his death was avenged when Optimus kills Sentinel with Megatron's shotgun.

Skids and Mudflap[edit]

Tom Kenny and Reno Wilson voice Skids and Mudflap in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen respectively. They're also known as the twins.[94] These Autobot infiltrators transform respectively into a green Chevrolet Beat and a red Chevrolet Trax.[81] Mudflap is very hyperactive, while Skids believes himself to be the smarter of the two and tries to come across as mature, but nevertheless appears unable to keep quiet.[95] Skids and Mudflap share an almost psychic link which enables them to coordinate their attacks in battle, when they are not bickering among themselves.[96] Bay compared the message of the bumbling but heroic characters to the story The Little Engine That Could[97] He chose the Beat and Trax for the Autobot twins because he thought those two small cars looked good together.[98] Ed Welburn added when they had designed the cars before Bay selected them, the "character" they wanted to bring to the concepts was a sense that small cars could be as cool as large ones.[99] The twins have the ability to combine. They start the film by combining into a pink and white ice cream van, and although it was dropped at some point during production, it was initially said that they would have the ability to combine to form a bigger robot.[100]

Despite Michael Bay's initial denial of their return in Dark of the Moon,[101] Skids and Mudflap, changed to transform into black Chevrolet Sparks, did have scenes shot for the film.[102][103][104] However, they were not used in the film's final cut. In the novel and comic book adaptations of Dark of the Moon, they died at Sentinel Prime's hands alongside Ironhide.

Wilson previously voiced Frenzy in the 2007 film, and Kenny voiced Starscream in Transformers Animated.

Sideswipe[edit]

André Sogliuzzo voices Sideswipe, the Autobots' combat instructor who transforms into a silver Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept.[81] His arms sport detachable sword-like blades, and having wheels for feet, he moves around skating, similarly to the way Bonecrusher did in the 2007 film. For his development, its creators were inspired by roller derby players.[105] Sideswipe was originally scripted to be a Lamborghini as he was in G1, but Bay ultimately decided to change him into the Stingray.[106]

For Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: The Ride, Sideswipe's vehicle mode was upgraded into a convertible.[107] Also, his voice actor was recast and the role was later taken by James Remar. Sideswipe also appears in Transformers: The Game.

Arcee, Chromia, & Elita-One[edit]

Grey DeLisle voices Arcee, Chromia, and Elita-One, the three female Autobots driven by a single consciousness, that transform into motorcycles. Functions as a field commander.[108] Although given individual names in the official toyline, the sisters are collectively addressed as "Arcee" in the movie.

During development, the three bikes were first conceived to be able to combine into a single robot,[109] and this ability can still be seen in the film's novelization.[110] The three sisters are:

Sometime later after the events of The Reign of Starscream (a sequel comic to the 2007 film), a ship carrying Arcee and her crew was shot down over an unidentified planet, and when Arcee managed to escape the wreckage, she saw that the culprit was her old nemesis, Thundercracker. She blacked out, and an indeterminate amount of time later, she awoke on an operating table—or rather, next to her old body on an operating table. Her spark had been transplanted into a new body by the Decepticon mad scientist Flatline, as part of a twisted plan to create a new breed of tripartate soldier by using her spark to reignite those of her deceased sisters, Elita-One and Chromia. Flatline had not considered Arcee's strong will, however, and her original programming persisted. She broke free and escaped with two of Flatline's other experiment victims, the twins Skids and Mudflap, but was surprised to learn that Flatline's experiment had worked: her sisters lived again in two bodies similar to her own new form, but now, they were connected at the spark, sharing the thoughts, feelings and memories of one another, thinking with one mind yet still retaining a degree of autonomy and recollection of their previous selves.

The united sisters defeated Flatline, and with the Twins, headed for the exit, but Thundercracker and some Decepticon drones blocked them. Thundercracker laughed, since Arcee hadn't fared too well the last time they tangled, but... that was then. Thundercracker was easily bested by the new and improved Arcee, and escaped while Flatline's headquarters detonated by remote. Arcee wondered whether her weird new existence was a mistake, or if she was merely destined for greater things. Regardless, she refused to become bent on revenge against Thundercracker for the deaths of her crew, so she and the Twins made plans to join the rest of the Autobots.

Arcee was initially meant to appear in the 2007 film as a robot that transformed from a single bike, but was ultimately dropped from it due to concerns of her being too small compared to the other bots,[114] and the fact that the writers felt there was not enough time to explain her gender, despite her and several other female Transformers appearing in the 2007 film's toyline and tie-in comics.[97] Whether to explain robotic gender or not was something the writers were unsure about, and it remained undecided until post-production, with the issue eventually remaining unaddressed in the finished film.[115] She was then replaced by Ironhide.

All three motorcycles feature customizations performed by custom sportsbike builder retroSBK.[116] Arcee's holographic riders are played by Erin Naas.[117]

Arcee and Elita One were shown to be killed in Revenge of the Fallen at the Giza battle, and Chromia was supposedly killed in the large explosion, but between the second and third films (in the comics), Elita is crushed and killed by Shockwave, leaving only Arcee and Chromia. They did not appear in Dark of the Moon due to their demises.

Jolt[edit]

Jolt is an technician Autobot [118] armed with a pair of electric whips who transforms into a blue Chevrolet Volt.[119] He was a last-minute addition to the cast as General Motors wanted to promote the Volt. The writers had already wanted to include the car in the script before the Writers Guild strike, so they had to work out a character that would fit well within the Autobot team afterwards and convince Bay to approve the addition.[120] Welburn was pleased the Volt's character was christened Jolt by the filmmakers, as it reflected that car's design character.

He appears in Revenge of the Fallen, being surrounded by NEST forces along with Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Ironhide. He also fought in the battle in Egypt. After Jetfire sacrificed his parts to Optimus, He and Ratchet used his whips to fuse Jetfire's parts onto Optimus.[99] He does not return in Dark of the Moon as in a prequel comic he is killed by Shockwave.

Jetfire[edit]

Mark Ryan voices Jetfire, a Cockney accented Seeker[121] and former Decepticon who transforms into a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. His wounds and age have made him choose to fight on the side of the Autobots.[122] The writers wanted a geriatric robot, and during scripting they gave Jetfire that personality.[123] He creaks, does not transform well, and is said to be running out of energon.[124] Also, he walks with a cane, which doubles as a battle axe. In the 2009 film, he sacrificed his spark to allow his parts for Optimus Prime to destroy the Fallen.

Ryan, who voiced Bumblebee in the first film, participated in the early production of Dark of the Moon, but his work wasn't ultimately featured in the film.[125]

Wheelie[edit]

Tom Kenny voices Wheelie, a Decepticon spy turned Autobot who transforms into a blue radio-controlled toy monster truck and speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Wheelie initially serves the Decepticons just because he is scared of them, but during the 2009 film, upon learning that Jetfire had switched sides, he chooses to do so himself.[126] He is called "Wheels" in the 2009 film novel.

In Dark of the Moon, he lives with Sam, Carly and Brains whom he becomes friends with.[127] He is killed in the crash of a huge Decepticon ship, leaving Brains to survive.

Brains[edit]

Reno Wilson voices Brains, a small and intelligent Decepticon drone turned Autobot who transforms into a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop computer, and is friends with Wheelie.[128][129] When he and Wheelie sabotaged a Decepticon ship and crashed landed in a river, only Brains appeared to have survived. According to the movie prequel comics, he was originally a Decepticon mobile "brain unit" drone that had gained sentience and escaped.

Brains returns in Age of Extinction.[130] He is captured by KSI, who lost his right leg and he is used to read and transfer data from fallen Decepticons, like Megatron, into the company's new Transformers. When transferring data from Megatron's head, he knew that Megatron would manipulate the humans and claim the Seed for himself. Brains was later rescued by the Autobots during their raid to the KSI headquarters but was not satisfied because they "didn't kick even a little ass". He later tells them about Megatron possessing Galvatron. After the Autobots freed him he just cared about that and happily sniffed some daisies. It is unknown what happened to Brains afterward, he possibly remained behind and live his freedom.

Wilson previously voiced Frenzy in the 2007 film, and Mudflap in Revenge of the Fallen (making him the only actor to play three different roles in the series, though Brains is the first character he reprises in the series).

Dino/Mirage[edit]

Francesco Quinn voices Dino, an Autobot spy who transforms into a red Ferrari 458 Italia and speaks with an Italian accent.[46]

He was initially set to be called Mirage, and he goes by that name in the film's related media and toyline, but for the film his name was changed by request from Ferrari due to a Trademark claim, into the nickname given to Alfredo Ferrari, the son of the founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari.[131] In early concept art for the film he is named "Rush".[132] The closing credits of the third film list the character as "Dino".

This was Quinn's final role right before his death in August 2011.

Que/Wheeljack[edit]

George Coe voices Que, an Autobot scientist who speaks with an Irish accent and whose head design resembles Albert Einstein and transforms into a blue Mercedes-Benz E550. He is an inventor and is seen giving the Autobots weapons and equipment he has created. He is later killed when Soundwave orders his execution; an unidentified Decepticon shoots him in the chest and Barricade finishes him off. Bumblebee kills Soundwave by shooting his head and human soldiers kill Barricade by taking out his eyes, using boomsticks (that Que made), and shooting at him avenging his death.

He was initially set to be called Wheeljack, going by that name in the film's related media and toyline but this was changed late in post-production, as a homage to the James Bond character Q. The closing credits of the third film list the character as "Que/Wheeljack".

Wheeljack also appears in Transformers: The Game as an Autobot who transforms into a sports car and resembles his incarnation for the original Transformers: Generation One.

Wreckers[edit]

The Wreckers transform into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet Impala stock cars as disguises. Two represent Hendrick Motorsports and one represents Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. Unfortunately, a January 2011 article in the Idaho Times-News claimed that voice actor Bill Fagerbakke, who voiced Bulkhead in Transformers Animated, would be voicing one of the Wreckers, but the actor's voice did not appear.[133] The Wreckers are mechanics who works with Epps at a NASA base on the Xantium ship. They took part in the Chicago battle, providing a distraction to Shockwave to allow the others to escape. They then helps Optimus get out of a bad situation and helps in the counterattack on Sentinel Prime. They are present when Optimus destroys Megatron and Sentinel. In Age of Extinction, Leadfoot was killed by Cemetery Wind and Lockdown after the Chicago battle, while the fates of Roadbuster and Topspin remain unknown.

Roadbuster[edit]

Ron Bottitta provides the voice of Roadbuster, one of the three Wreckers who transforms into an armored version of the #88 Hendrick Motorsports AMP Energy/National Guard car and speaks with a Scottish accent.

Leadfoot[edit]

John DiMaggio provides the voice of Leadfoot, the leader of the Wreckers who transforms into an armored version of the #42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Target car and speaks with a Cockney accent. He appears to be overweight as seen by the extra vehicle kibble hanging in front of his body.

Leadfoot makes an appearance Transformers: Age of Extinction, where the Autobots hack into a spy drone and see how he is blown into bits by Attinger's operatives, and presumably Lockdown. When learning of Leadfoot's demise, Hound seemed the most saddened.

Topspin[edit]

Topspin is one of the three Wreckers who transforms into an armored version of the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's/Kobalt car. He and Jolt are the only Autobots in the series to not have any lines.

Evac[edit]

Dustin James Leighton voices Evac, a young Autobot who only appears in Transformers: The Ride and transforms into a blue emergency evacuation "supercar" vehicle.

At a NEST outpost in Universal Studios, riders are enlisted and assigned with Evac to transport the last shard of the AllSpark. However, Ravage steals it and leaps onto Evac's hood and claws at the passengers. Bumblebee retrieves the shard from Ravage while battling Sideways and entrusts the riders and Evac to protect the AllSpark. Evac flees the scene by crashing through a wall and plowing through city traffic. Optimus Prime appears and says he will guide the way and tackles the charging Megatron, who orders the Decepticons to destroy them. Grindor then flies in and attempts to catch them with his rotor weapon but is blocked off by a train and loses his arm when Evac flees into a tunnel.

Megatron continues to chase them and even captures Evac, who struggles and manages to break free. Megatron fires a missile at Evac while grappling with Optimus, but he maneuvers to avoid the oncoming shell and escapes through a hole blown in the wall by the missile. As they drive, Evac is pulled and thrown through the air by Devastator's vortex. As Evac drives away, Sideswipe provides back up and the pair race through city streets until Bonecrusher attacks. Sideswipe manages to hold off Bonecrusher until Evac blasts the Decepticon in the chest and head a few times.

Evac is then pulled into Devastator's Vortex Grinder and only survives the grinders within due to activating his battle shields. When he emerges in one piece he is grabbed by Starscream's grappling hook and flung through the air as Starscream flies and is sent crashing into a building. Evac surveys the top of the building and sees Optimus and Megatron still locked in battle, with Megatron apparently being the stronger. Starscream returns to taunt Evac but is chased away by NEST air support.

Not wanting to run anymore, Evac charges into Optimus and Megatron's battle and hits Megatron from behind. As Optimus holds Megatron from behind, Evac jabs the shard into Megatron's chest, severely weakening him. As this happens, Megatron falls backwards over the edge of the roof and pulls Evac down with him. Megatron howls in defeat as they both plummet to the ground but Bumblebee appears and catches Evac at the last moment. With Megatron defeated, Optimus Prime congratulates Evac and the recruits on a mission accomplished. As Evac drives through the tunnels back to base, he passes underneath Megatron's lifeless body smashed through the pavement and comments that the riders can ride with him anytime.

Hound[edit]

John Goodman voices Hound, an Autobot commando in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[130] He transforms into a dark green Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle.[134] According to a sneak preview of the film's toyline, his robot mode is modeled after a human commando with a beard and cigar which doubles as a gun. Hound is the heavy weapons expert of the small group carrying various types of guns with him. Despite being an Autobot, Hound regards them all as savage backstabbing weasels and was willing to kill the Yeagers upon meeting them, but is still a loyal Autobot who would risk his life for Optimus and hates those that aren't loyal, leaving him at odds with Crosshairs who only thinks about himself. During the film's climax he fights off a hoard of new Decepticons alongside Bumblebee.

Hound also appears in Transformers: The Game, as an Autobot who transforms into a green jeep, resembling his incarnation for the original G1.

Drift[edit]

Ken Watanabe voices Drift, an Autobot tactician and a former Decepticon in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[130] Drift is a Triple Changer as he transforms into a black and blue 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse,[51][135] and a cybertronian helicopter. Drift is a samurai warrior who tries to see the good in any bad situation and to use violence as a last resort, though quite quickly resorts to it anyway. He also respects Optimus Prime, calling him "sensei", but disregards Bumblebee's skills as a warrior which causes a rivalry between them, though in battle they work very well together. Drift is partnered with Dinobot Slug where he rides into battle at the film's climax. His general partner however seems to be Crosshairs, which is ironic as Crosshairs is loyal only to himself whereas Drift is very loyal to Optimus.

Crosshairs[edit]

John DiMaggio voices Crosshairs, an Autobot paratrooper in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[130] He transforms into a green 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray,[51] and speaks with an English accent. He was initially rumored to be named Slingshot, but later the name was changed to Crosshairs in late October 2013. According to the Super Bowl trailer, a sneak preview of the film's toyline, and the teaser trailer, his robot mode is modeled after a human paratrooper with goggles and sidearm machine guns. He also rides with Dinobot Scorn into battle at the film's climax.

Crosshairs also appears in the toyline for the 2007 film, transforming into a redecorated version of Strongram's incarnation for Transformers: Energon, and the Dark of the Moon toyline, transforming into a light green Cybertronian "spider tank".

Dinobots[edit]

The Dinobots have been confirmed by Lorenzo di Bonaventura to appear in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[136] The Dinobots are shown and to be called "Legendary Knights".

Grimlock[edit]

Grimlock is the leader of the Dinobots and lieutenant commander who transforms into a mechanical horned Tyrannosaurus Rex.[137][138] He is colored orange and grey in the toy line, and his eyes were red in the movie and blue in the toy line.

Strafe[edit]

Strafe is a Dinobot who specializes in assault infantry and transforms into a mechanical two-headed and two-tailed Pteranodon.[137][138] He was originally called Swoop, but later the name was changed to Strafe. He is colored black and blue in the toy line.

Slug[edit]

Slug is the savage destroyer amongst the Dinobots who transforms into a mechanical spiked and bestial Triceratops.[139] He is colored purple and red in the toy line, and his dino mode has red eyes in the movie and blue in the toy line.

Scorn[edit]

Scorn is the Dinobots' demolition specialist who transforms into a mechanical three-sailed Spinosaurus.[139] He is colored black and red in the toy line. Crosshairs name him "Spike".

Decepticons[edit]

The Fallen[edit]

Tony Todd voices The Fallen, the ambitious original leader of the Decepticons in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He is a renegade member of the Dynasty of Primes and Megatron's master. Although in the film, he is initially shown to be in the Nemesis in some kind of stasis for an unexplained reason, the prequel novels for the film say the Fallen was imprisoned in another dimension thousands of years ago by his brethren as a punishment for his betrayal. During this time, he was able to communicate with the Decepticons via an interdimensional window, and it was the image of his face, seen through this window, that served as inspiration for the Decepticon insignia. He is capable of opening Space Bridges at will, and he also has the ability to wield telekinesis, powers restricted to the original Dynasty of Primes. During the film, the Fallen seeks to invade Earth with an army of Decepticons and activate the Sun Harvester for an alternative Energon source as well as to get revenge on humanity and the Autobots for his defeat after taking the Matrix of Leadership. Landing on Earth, he uses Earth's telecommunications grid to force the humans to hand over Sam Witwicky, which will lead the Decepticons to the Matrix of Leadership, the long lost key to the Sun Harvester. During the final battle, the Fallen steals the reformed Matrix from a revived Optimus Prime, but after Jetfire sacrifices himself to give Optimus new powers, the Sun Harvester is promptly destroyed, Megatron is severely wounded in a fight, and he is killed by Optimus Prime.[140] Although he does not transform in the film, his toy versions transform into a "Cybertronian destroyer" aircraft.[141] The writers selected The Fallen after looking through various cartoons and comics for new characters, because he was the most "elemental" villain.[115] At some point, Leonard Nimoy[142][143] and Frank Welker[144] (the original voice of Megatron) were considered for voicing the Fallen, before Todd came in (who had previously worked with director Michael Bay on The Rock).

Todd would later voice Dreadwing in Transformers: Prime.

Megatron/Galvatron[edit]

Megatron/Galvatron
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Megatron as he appears in Dark of the Moon.
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group Fast Action Battlers, Leaders, Micro Vehicles, Voyagers, Triple Changers, Voyager Class, Fast Action Battlers, Deluxe Vehicles
Function Decepticon Leader
KSI Soldier (briefly)
Rank 10
Partner The Fallen, Starscream, Soundwave, Dylan Gould, Sentinel Prime, Shockwave, Stinger, Junkheap
Motto "There is no command but mine!"
''That's why I have no fear!
"Brothers. Today I grant you your freedom, and from now on, you are commanded by me."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Jet/Tank/Mack Titan Tank Truck/2014 Freightliner Argosy cab over truck
Series Transformers film series
English voice actor Hugo Weaving and Frank Welker (Weaving in first three films and Welker in fourth film)

Hugo Weaving voices Megatron, the ruthless leader of the Decepticons who is the master of warfare and a disciple of the Fallen.[145] Frank Welker voices Galvatron, a human-made Transformer created by KSI who is possessed by Megatron's mind and adopts the identity for himself.

In the first film, Megatron crash-landed in the Arctic years ago in his quest to obtain the AllSpark. When he is defrosted, he keeps his original alien jet form out of vanity.[68] Frank Welker, who played the part on television opposite Peter Cullen, auditioned to reprise the role. Bay considered his voice too soft and felt it would be disrespectful to ask Welker to change it. Weaving's voice had been the inspiration Bay gave to his animators for the character, and the character's voice had become that of Weaving in the director's mind. Weaving recorded his lines in Australia, directed by Bay through iChat.[31] The deviation from Megatron's 1980s Walther P38 pistol form was done to avoid morphing. Orci and Kurtzman also felt it would be "the equivalent to Darth Vader [becoming] his own lightsaber and having someone else swing him around".[68] Fans disliked leaked images of the character's head design, so it was redesigned during filming. The prototype design had a much narrower face than the one seen in the finished film.[68] Optimus calls Megatron his brother; Cullen interpreted this line literally,[146] but while the writers state this was the case in early drafts, they consider the line in its final context to be metaphorical.[32]

In Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron is resurrected on orders of his master the Fallen, the true leader of the Decepticons, and Megatron serves as the field commander.[147] Despite Michael Bay's initial claims of him not returning after he was killed and thrown into the Laurentian Abyss in the first film,[148] Megatron is resurrected by the Decepticons with an AllSpark shard as a Cybertronian flying tank, sometimes being mistaken for the Cybertronian Jet he turned into in the first film. He has become stronger as a result of absorbing the AllSpark that originally killed him. He kills Optimus Prime and later pursues Sam Witwicky for vengeance and to obtain the AllSpark knowledge he possess within his mind, and engages a resurrected Optimus with Fallen but has half his face blown off as Fallen is killed.[149] When reviving the character, the writers chose not to rename him Galvatron so as to not confuse the general audience.[144]

In Dark of the Moon, Megatron changed his vehicle mode to an armored rusty Mack Titan 10-wheeler fuel tank truck equipped with heavy weaponry.[150] After Optimus Prime destroyed half of his face in Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron sometimes hides it by using a cowl.[151] Instead of using a Fusion Cannon integrated into his arm, he uses a handheld version of it. Megatron makes a deal with former Autobot leader Sentinel Prime, to invade Earth with an army using Space Bridge pillars and use humanity to rebuild their damaged planet together. However Megatron is betrayed by Sentinel and has command taken from him, until Carly gloats him back int oaction and he defeats Sentinel but is finally killed by Optimus Prime, using his energon axe, which rips Megatron's head and spine from his body.

Galvatron as seen in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

In Age of Extinction, Megatron's remains are taken in the possession of the scientists of KSI where a forcibly captive Brains discovers that Megatron isn't dead and is in a deep stasis, possibly a result of being resurrected by the AllSpark years earlier. Megatron's mind manipulated Joshua Joyce and his creation of the artificial Transformers including the "Galvatron" model. Finally, he took over Galvatron's body and was capable to take control of other artificial Transformers as well. Galvatron also learned of Harold Attinger's deal with Lockdown for the human to obtain a Seed, a cyber-forming bomb, and Galvatron awaited when Attinger would have the Seed. Galvatron was first deployed to fight Optimus Prime before retreating after Lockdown's appearance on Joshua's orders but showed signs of sentience and later took control of the KSI drones and used them to retrieve the Seed, but his army was destroyed as was Lockdown and Attinger, but retreated. As Galvatron, he transforms into a black and grey 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab over truck and he shares the ability of other KSI creations to change his form molecularity instead of just transforming.[130][152]

Galvatron will return in Transformers 5.

Starscream[edit]

Charlie Adler voices Starscream, the Air Commander and Megatron's second-in-command.[153] Despite being a popular character, his role is limited because of the film's running time.[32] A post-credits scene of him escaping Earth was added because audiences at test screenings wanted to know what happened to him.[31] He transforms into a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor jet, which is the successor to his original form, the F-15 Eagle. This keeps the character's role as the powerful and technologically advanced air commander.[68]

He flew into space at the end of the 2007 film, and returns in Revenge of the Fallen bearing Cybertronian symbols on his body and commanding a new Decepticon army (actually gained in the pages of an IDW prequel comic book). Orci explained that it was their intention to let Starscream have more dialogue than in the 2007 film and be more connected to the plot, and that dialogue additions made during post-production edged Starscream closer towards his G1 incarnation.[154]

In Dark of the Moon, Starscream is killed by Sam Witwicky who blows off his head with a small bomb that was designed and given to him by Que/Wheeljack.

In Transformers: The Ride, Starscream launches his grappling hook at Evac after the Autobot emerges in one piece from Devastator's Vortex Grinder and flings Evac and the riders through the air. After he sends them crashing into a building, Starscream returns to taunt Evac, but is chased away by NEST air support.

Adler provided the voice of the Aerialbot Silverbolt in The Transformers.

Soundwave[edit]

Frank Welker voices Soundwave, Megatron's Communication Officer.[155][156] In the 2009 movie he doesn't adopt any robot or vehicle modes and is only seen in what the toyline calls "satellite mode", which he uses to attach himself to a military satellite to coordinate the Decepticons' movements around the world. His toy version, however, apart from this mode, has a proper robot mode and transforms into a Cybertronian craft. The concept artists also designed an Earth form of a Chevrolet Silverado for him to upgrade into, which was ultimately dropped.[157]

The filmmakers had tried to work Soundwave into the 2007 film twice, and these roles eventually evolved into Blackout and Frenzy. The latter character was particularly thought to be too different from the original.[158][159]

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Soundwave now transforms into a silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG who poses as a car given to Carly by Dylan. He is later ultimately killed by Bumblebee in the battle of Chicago.

Barricade[edit]

Jess Harnell (2007 film) and Frank Welker (2011 film) voices Barricade, a Decepticon scout who transforms into a black Saleen S281 police car, whom Frenzy guides to Sam. Functioning as a scout, Barricade is the perfect Earth infiltrator and inquisitor.[160]

The character was inspired by the G1 Autobot Prowl, because the writers thought a Decepticon displaying authority would use the police car form.[68] Barricade is able to house Frenzy in a compartment in his chest, ejecting him from his front grill. Takara and Hasbro had designed the flap for his toy and were unaware ILM had taken inspiration from their depiction of the character.[161][162]

Barricade disappears in the end of the first movie, but he does appear in the toy line, video game, and comics for Revenge of the Fallen.

Barricade briefly reappears again in Dark of the Moon. He is shown executing Que/Wheeljack by Dylan's orders. During the battle in Chicago, he is soon killed by a group of soldiers with boomsticks.

Blackout[edit]

Blackout, is a first-strike Decepticon who transforms into a MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter. He is extremely loyal to Megatron, as well as his minion, Scorponok. He is killed by Willam Lennox when he shoots his spark toward the end of the movie.

In "Revenge of the Fallen" Blackout is resurrected along with Megatron and is later seen assisting the Decepticon Leader along with Starscream against Optimus Prime in order to capture Sam Witwicky. He is killed once again when Optimus rips his head apart with a pair of energon hooks.

Brawl[edit]

Brawl, a Decepticon demolition specialist who transforms into an dark green M1 Abrams. For his portrayal, the crew chose to use an Abrams prop built for xXx: State of the Union.[33]

The character was intended to be named Brawl (which appears on all the merchandise), but a subtitled Cybertronian line in the film reads "Devastator reporting". Despite recognition of the error, the line was not fixed for the home media release of the film.[163] He is killed by Bumblebee while he is on a GMC tow-truck.

For Dark of the Moon, Brawl's Deep Desert model is used for Decepticons present in Chicago and seen fighting Autobots before being killed by Optimus.

Although he is silent in the film, David Sobolov provides his voice in the video games.

Bonecrusher[edit]

Jimmie Wood voices Bonecrusher, a very hate fueled and cantankerous Decepticon who transforms into a Buffalo H Mine-Protected vehicle and attacks Optimus on the highway to Mission City. The animators modeled his fighting styles on hockey and football players.[31] His alternate form had been chosen based on a promotional image in which the fork looked much bigger than it really was, so for the movie, the vehicle was modified to fit a larger fork.[67][68]

He is voiced by Daniel Riordan in the video game.

Bonecrusher was beheaded in a fight with Optimus Prime in the first movie, but returned in Revenge of the Fallen alongside the Constructicons and was seen attacking Ironhide, Arcee, Chromia, and Elita-One. That is because it is stated in the toy bio for his Jungle variation that he survived the events of the first film. He is ultimately killed by an airstrike.

In Transformers: The Ride, Bonecrusher attacks Evac and Sideswipe as the Autobots drive away. Sideswipe manages to hold off Bonecrusher until Evac blasts the Decepticon in the chest and head a few times.

Constructicons[edit]

The Constructicons are a Decepticon sub-faction of robots that transform into construction vehicles.

Demolishor[edit]

Calvin Wimmer voices Demolishor, a Constructicon who transforms into a white and red Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator.[164] In robot mode, his treads turn into huge wheels, enabling him to roll either on the two of them, or only on the front one, with the rear lifted behind his head. During production, the film writers simply called him "Wheelbot",[115] and he is listed by that name in the film's credits. He is killed when Optimus Prime shoots him the right eye at point blank range.

He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore in the video game.

Rampage[edit]

Kevin Michael Richardson voices Rampage,[165] a Constructicon who transforms into a red Caterpillar D9T bulldozer with model number M930. His robot mode resembles an upright-standing snake with his treads coming out of his hands, which he uses as whips. In the toyline, this mode is called "jackhammer mode", with his actual robot mode resembling a centaur with four spider-like legs.[166]

He was originally intended to be yellow, but was later changed to be red, to improve the clarity of his fight with Bumblebee.[167] Due to the fact that he moves around by jumping, during production he was known as "Skipjack",[168] and is erroneously listed by that name in the film's credits.

Richardson later voices Bulkhead in Transformers: Prime.

Mixmaster[edit]

Mixmaster[165] is a Constructicon who transforms into a black and silver Mack concrete mixer truck. He is briefly seen to have a third "battle mode" which appears to be a gun emplacement.[169]

According to his toy bio, he is an expert in chemistry and explosives who makes explosives and poisons for the other Decepticons' weapons.[170] Some of the concept art shows him as a McNeilus mixer truck.[171] He is killed by Jetfire. He is the only Constructicon that is seen in a form other than a construction vehicle.

Although he is silent in the film, Dave Boat provides his voice in the video game for Dark of the Moon.

Long Haul[edit]

Long Haul[165] is a Constructicon who transforms into a green Caterpillar 773B dump truck. Long Haul's robot mode was designed by freelance artist Josh Nizzi as fan art of the original character, by the time Revenge of the Fallen had just been greenlit.[172] The fan art impressed Bay enough to hire him on to the film.[173] He is killed in an airstrike during the final battle in Egypt.

Although in the movie Long Haul's alt mode is a Caterpiller 773B, a relatively small truck, Nizzi had originally meant Long Haul to be a Caterpillar 797, one of the largest dump trucks in the world.[174]

Although he is silent in the film, Neil Kaplan provides his voice in the video games.

Originally, a yellow clone of Long Haul called Payload was meant to take part in the formation of Devastator, but this was dropped as Devastator was ultimately made to be formed by other vehicles that come together.

For Dark of the Moon, Long Haul's model is reused for a Decepticon present in Chicago and seen fighting Autobots before being killed by Optimus.

Scrapper[edit]

Scrapper is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Caterpillar 992G scoop loader. He is seen to be able to use his left arm as a chain mace similar to the one seen on Megatron in the 2007 film. He is killed in an airstrike during the final battle in Egypt.

For Dark of the Moon, Scrapper's model is reused for a Decepticon present in Chicago and seen fighting Autobots before being killed by Optimus.[175]

Scrapmetal[edit]

Scrapmetal is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Volvo EC700C crawler excavator fitted with a Stanley UP 45SV attachment who joins Mixmaster, Long Haul and Rampage on the retrieval mission to recover Megatron. He is never seen in vehicle mode during the scene in the freighter. Then during Megatron's retrieval, he is referred to as "Ze Little One" by The Doctor, and then ripped apart by the others in order to provide spare parts for Megatron.[176]

Sideways[edit]

Sideways is a Decepticon surveillance agent who transforms into a silver Audi R8 hiding with Demolishor in Shanghai, China until he is discovered by the Autobots. After getting chased by Arcee NEST brought in Sideswipe. He was then sliced in half and killed by the Autobot.[177] Sideways prefers to lurk behind larger Decepticons to stay out of danger.[178]

Although he is silent in the film, John DiMaggio provides his voice in the video games.

In Transformers: The Ride, Sideways is (possibly) killed by Bumblebee.

For Dark of the Moon, Sideways' model is used for a Decepticon present in Chicago and seen fighting Autobots before being killed by Optimus.

Ravage[edit]

Frank Welker voices Ravage, a Decepticon infiltration expert and a minion of Soundwave that resembles a large one-eyed Jaguar.[97] and is a fierce hunting machine.[179] He is killed by Bumblebee in both Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: The Ride.

Early in production, he was meant to adopt a fish/submarine-like form right after he first falls into the ocean,[180] and while this was ultimately left out of the movie, it can still be seen in the film's toyline.[181]

Reedman[edit]

Frank Welker voices Reedman, a one-eyed razor-thin robot. Reedman appears when at a certain point in the film, Ravage is seen deploying a load of marble-sized "microcons"[69] that adopt an intermediate bug-like robot form, and end up grouping together to form Reedman. Reedman's extremely thin frame serves him as his main ability, by making him virtually invisible as long as he is facing directly at his enemy. His fate is unknown.

The Doctor/Scalpel[edit]

John Di Crosta voices Scalpel (known as The Doctor in the film), a small spider-like robot who turns into a microscope. He is a medic and scientist equipped with tools he is seen using to extract information from Sam's brain. The packaging of his Scout-Class figure details he is skilled in dissecting and rebuilding almost any living organism.[97][182] His fate isn't shown in the film, the novelization and comic depict him being destroyed by Optimus Prime upon his arrival.

In Dark of The Moon, a group of minuscule Decepticons who resemble Scalpel serve as medics attempting to repair Megatron's head, damaged during his battle with Optimus in the previous film's climax.

Alice[edit]

Isabel Lucas plays Alice, a Decepticon Pretender in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen who is sent from the Decepticons to get the information that Sam has when he came in contact with the fragment of the AllSpark and she is killed by Mikaela Banes. Though not covered in the film, the novelization and comic adaptation explains her adopted earth mode as her duplicating the appearance of a theme park animatronic figure of Alice in Wonderland.

Insecticon[edit]

Insecticon is a small insect-like Decepticon present in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He is only seen searching for Sam alongside Starscream, Long Haul, Ravage, and several others. He is able to find Sam, is deactivated by the human when he gives the other Decepticons his location.

There are more Insecticons in Transformers: Age of Extinction. They appear when Brains is captured by KSI to infect him to switch Megatron's mind, within his head, to KSI's Galvatron Drone.

Insecticon also appears in the Hunt for the Decepticons toyline.

Devastator[edit]

Frank Welker provids vocal effects for Devastator, a 46 feet (14 m) tall (hunched over) massive robot formed by several combining construction vehicles, who walks in a four-legged fashion resembling a gorilla. He is physically unable to stand up straight. If he did, would be 100 feet (30 m) to 120 feet (37 m).[140] His jaws can open up to form some sort of suction vortex, and he has grappling hooks he is seen using to climb a pyramid.[124] A Combiner, Devastator is the Decepticons' ultimate weapon.[183] He is killed by a railgun.

Although Devastator was originally conceived to be made up of the other Constructicons (which is also reflected in the toyline) in the film he was made to be independent from them. As a result of this change, Overload and Hightower were dropped as robots, only their once-intended vehicle modes being seen in the movie.[184][185] Both Overload and Hightower's robot modes can still be seen in toy form in Takara Tomy's EZ Collection DX Devastator.[186]

The following vehicles make up Devastator's various body parts[184] consist of a red Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator (Scavenger), which forms the upper torso, a black and silver Mack concrete mixer truck (Quickmix), which forms the head, a yellow Caterpillar 992G scoop loader (Scoop), which forms the right arm, a yellow KOBELCO CKE2500 II crawler crane (Hightower), which forms the left arm, a yellow Caterpillar D9T bulldozer bearing model M930 (Skipjack), which forms the left hand, a red KW Dart D4661 articulated dump truck (Overload), which forms the lower torso, a green Caterpillar 773B dump truck (Big Green), which forms the right leg, a yellow Caterpillar 769D dump truck (Payload), which forms the left leg, and a yellow Caterpillar D9T bulldozer (Jumping Jack), which forms the left foot.

In the 2007 film, the name "Devastator" was mistakenly given to Brawl.

In Transformers: The Ride, Devastator is seen trying to suck Evac with his Vortex Grinder.

Laserbeak[edit]

Keith Szarabajka voices Laserbeak, a Decepticon infiltration expert and a minion of Soundwave that resembles a mechanical condor.[187] Like his predecessor, Ravage, Laserbeak serves as a scout and spy for the Decepticons,[188][189] and transforms into a Gyrodyne[190] and a variety of electronic devices, such as a desktop computer, and an audio system and even a child size pink version of Bumblebee. Laserbeak is later killed on a Decepticon ship (piloted by Bumblebee) when Sam holds his head in front of a gun barrel which Bumblebee fires, blowing off Laserbeak's head for interfering with Sam's confrontation with Dylan. Unlike other robots in the film series, he has multiple alternate modes. Unique to this incarnation, he is intelligent and able to speak English.

In early production, Laserbeak was known as "Buzzard".[191]

Szarabajka previously voiced Ironhide in the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game.

Shockwave/Two Head[edit]

Frank Welker voices Shockwave, a cruel and emotionless Decepticon assassin who transforms into a Cybertronian self-propeller Cannon (seen in the Dark of the Moon toyline).[192][193] Shockwave is extremely logical[194] and he commands a tentacled Mongolian death worm-like Cybertronian creature called the Driller that is used for drilling purposes. Both Shockwave and the Driller are killed by Optimus Prime.

Like his original G1 appearance, Shockwave's head feature a single eye, and has a gun in place of one of his hands, with a tube connecting it to his body.[195] Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar said that the lack of eyes and mouth in Shockwave's design means "you have to read Shockwave through just the emotions of his face, almost like a silent-era film star," which caused the eye to have an intrinsic design, with a lens, a moving iris and an oscillating light.[196]

Corey Burton, who voiced Shockwave in The Transformers and Transformers Animated was offered the role, but he declined it stating he does not want to be in a big budget movie, so actor David Warner was considered to voice him before the role was given to Welker.[197]

Two Heads are two headed recreations of Shockwave who transform into black SUVs and were seen numerous times with (infected by resurrect Megatron's head) Galvatron and the KSI Decepticon army during their rampage in Hong Kong at the KSI base. They were seen trying to obtain the Seed for Galvatron to use it for human extinction and to recreate more Decepticons. One was seen in a fist fight with Hound but one of the heads got shot in the face with his bullet cigar. After Optimus kills Lockdown, another led the others to go after him and the humans, but got killed along with its brethren by Optimus using Lockdown's grenade.

Igor[edit]

Greg Berg voices Igor in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. A deformed Decepticon that scurries about Megatron at his base in Africa, he is actually the modified severed head of Long Haul, who was killed in the previous film. He is last seen eating the head of the Abraham Lincoln statue in Lincoln Memorial. He is similar to Creeper from the 1985 Disney film, The Black Cauldron.

In early production, Igor was known as "Undermine".[191]

Dreads[edit]

The Dreads are a group of Decepticons who follow the Autobots back from the moon and transform into black Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicles.[198] They also seem to vaguely resemble the Predator. They attacked Sam, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Dino/Mirage on the highway and later fought Ironhide and Sideswipe by throwing their explosive darts at the Autobots.

Crankcase[edit]

Crankcase is the leader of the Dreads, and he specializes in stealing information.[199] Crankcase was killed by the Autobot Ironhide with the help of Sideswipe.

Crowbar[edit]

Crowbar is the Dreads' second-in-command who specializes in getting into secured areas and systems. He and Crankase fought Sideswipe and Ironhide holding both his guns at them.[200] He is killed by a head shot from Ironhide. In the toyline, Crowbar is depicted as a black Carbon Motors E7 police car.

During the highway battle, Bonecrusher's growl from the first movie is reused for Crowbar.

Hatchet[edit]

Hatchet is a master strategist for the Decepticons,[201] who has an animal-like robot mode. He is killed by Bumblebee and Dino/Mirage on the highway. In the toyline, Hatchet is depicted as a black Eurofighter Typhoon.

Meantime[edit]

Meantime is a minor Decepticon present in Dark of the Moon. It can affix itself to a host around the wrist and gives the appearance of a regular looking wristwatch. However, once it has tapped into the central nervous system, it can control its host, as well as observe and record any data the host sees and hears. Once it has finished gathering intelligence, it drops off and scurries back to the Decepticon base to report.

Dylan Gould once had Sam be subjected to Meantime in exchange for Carly's safety. As Meantime drops from Sam upon the Autobots' apparent destruction, Sam tries to step on and kill it as it disappears underneath some wires.

Devcon[edit]

Devcon is a Decepticon present in Chicago in Dark of the Moon. Concept arts show that his alternate mode is that of a "Russian missile launching truck".[202]

Devcon's peculiarly quadruped shaped robot mode is inspired by the monster from Cloverfield, in which he bares double-jointed forelegs, short back legs, as well as a pair of underslung appendages. He is killed by the combined firepower of Roadbuster, Leadfoot, Topspin, and NEST soldiers.

KSI Decepticons[edit]

The KSI Decepticons are the human-made Transformers in Transformers: Age of Extinction. They have the ability to change their forms molecularly instead of just transforming. They were originally remote-controlled, but became infected by Galvatron, who was possessed by Megatron's mind.

Stinger[edit]

Stinger is a Decepticon spy and sabotage specialist who transforms into a red and black 2013 Pagani Huayra. He appears as Galvatron's lieutenant.[203][204] He is an evil clone of Bumblebee, baring the same body type, not unlike the Autobot Cliffjumper.[205] His head bears some resemblance to Waspinator from Transformers: Animated. Coincidently, he is named after Stinger from Challenge of the Gobots. He is killed by Bumblebee and his head is eaten by Strafe.

Junkheap[edit]

Junkheap is a Decepticon who transforms into a green Isuzu Giga garbage truck of Waste Management, Inc.. [206][207] He has the ability to split into three different component bots that share the same single consciousness at will and were seen killed by Hound in a fight. His three man splitting technique is taken from Reflector in the original 80's Cartoon.

In Dark of the Moon, there is a Decepticon who transforms into an American version of the same garbage truck appears, but its robot mode appears to be same body type as Long Haul's.

Traxes[edit]

Traxes are mass-produced Decepticon foot soldiers. They transform into multiple different colored (red, blue, black and silver) Chevrolet Traxes. They appear to have green or red visors in their faces and blades in their arms.[208] Most of them are killed by the Autobots and Dinobots, and the rest killed by Optimus Prime with Lockdown's grenade.

KSI Bosses[edit]

KSI Bosses are mass produced Decepticon captains that appeared to have turbines for flight, have electro whips and blades on their arms. They were all killed by the Autobots and Dinobots alike.

Their designs are based on unused concept art form Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for Cyclonus.

Unicron[edit]

Others[edit]

As of Revenge of the Fallen, there have a been a number of unnamed Decepticons with unknown alternate spotted during battle scenes. And as of Dark of the Moon, they have been seen riding Cybertronian starfighters that can transform into Cybertronian hovercrafts. They are all killed.

There have also been a number of Cybertronian "Hatchlings". In Revenge of the Fallen, the hatchlings have been seen on board the Nemesis, but died due to a lack of Energon. They later appeared in Dark of the Moon as pets of Megatron.

In Revenge of the Fallen, Simmons kept information of the Primes hidden in his butcher shop. Some pictures showed the following vehicle modes of Seekers (ancient Decepticons): a Ford Model T car, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombing plane, a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter jet, and an NYC Hudson locomotive.

In Dark of the Moon, a police car, two fire trucks, a pickup truck and a Superfund truck are seen alternates of a few Decepticons whose robot modes are never shown, nor their names never mentioned, in the film.

In Age of Extinction, there are several KSI Decepticons with unknown names and unseen robot modes. An orange McLaren MP4-12C and a white Aston Martin DBS V12 are seen driving with Galvatron, Stinger and Junkheap, but they never appear in their robot modes. A KSI Decepticon that turns into a truck advertising Oreo's is seen getting its arm blown off by Optimus Prime. There is also a number of Mercenaries who assist Lockdown, are killed by Cade, Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Slug.[209]

Other Cybertronians and Additional Characters[edit]

Lockdown[edit]

Mark Ryan voices Lockdown, a Cybertronian bounty hunter and mercenary in the fourth film Transformers: Age of Extinction,[130] who transforms into a grey 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe and speaks with a British accent. According to a sneak preview of the film's toyline, his robot mode slightly resembles Optimus Primal's appearance in Beast Machines, but also features a scar and he is capable of turning his head into a gun. He was hired by an alien race referred as the "Creators", who claim to be behind the existence of the Transformers, to bring Optimus Prime for them and kill every other Transformer encountered. To achieve this he forges a deal with CIA agent Harold Attinger to earn his assistance and gain free passage through Earth, and in exchange will give Attinger a "Seed" to achieve his own ends. He also kills Ratchet, Leadfoot, (possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster and Topspin) and most of the Decepticons left on Earth. At some point in the past he also captured the Dinobots. After a fierce battle with Optimus in which he receives the help from Cade, Tessa, Shane and Bumblebee, Lockdown is killed by Optimus, avenging Ratchet, Leadfoot, Lucas (and possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster and Topspin).

Lockdown also appears in the Revenge of the Fallen toy line, Cyber Mission online series, and Dark of the Moon video game, transforming into a muscle car identical to his incarnation for Transformers: Animated. He is also an enemy of both Ratchet and Arcee.

Steeljaws[edit]

Steeljaws (named Wolves in early toy listings and trading card game) are the minions of Lockdown who transform into techno-organic canines (robot mode seen in the Age of Extinction toyline).[210] They are killed by Bumblebee. They are colored black and blue in the toy line.

The Creators[edit]

The Creators are a mostly unseen alien race appearing in Transformers: Age of Extinction who are said to be the creators of the Transformers. In 65 million BC, they cyberformed part of the Earth with multiple "seeds" to harness the metal (named by humans as "Transformium") to create Transformers, exterminating the dinosaurs in the process, and their pink organic-looking hand are seen while operating some controls on their ships. They also possibly built the AllSpark. Years later after the Great War and Cybertron's destruction they hired Lockdown to capture Optimus Prime and destroy any Transformer he could, giving him a seed to persuade the humans to help him, wanting their "chest-board cleaned". After Lockdown was killed, Optimus ventured into deep space to find the Creators.

AllSpark Mutations[edit]

The AllSpark Mutations are a result of Earth machinery getting exposed to the AllSpark and gaining Cybertronian forms. Orci explained: "Prime intended to use the AllSpark to repower Cybertron as it was intended. Megatron wants to abuse it by creating Transformers directly, which makes souless, primal Transformers".[76] Of the basic AllSpark Mutations, only Dispensor is listed as a Decepticon in the toyline. Either way, the following AllSpark Mutations are depicted as having wild animal personalities:

AX9-8946-09SU-1[edit]

AX9-8946-09SU-1 is a Transformer created by Sector Seven researchers. The type of hardware that was used to create it is unknown.

Nokia-Con[edit]

Nokia-Con is an AllSpark Mutation that was created from a Nokia N93i phone owned by Glen Whitmann. The Nokia-Bot has a spider-like form and is armed with a gatling gun-like tail. It was killed by an energy pulse used by Simmons.

Dispensor[edit]

Dispensor is an AllSpark Mutation created by the AllSpark from a Mountain Dew vending machine. He was created when Sam accidentally dropped the AllSpark bringing Dispensor to life. As seen in a prequel comic to Revenge of the Fallen, Dispensor is killed by Ratchet. Dispensor is armed with "Death Dew Bombs" from his can-shooting arm cannon.

Aside from his death, Dispensor also appears in the toyline for Age of Extinction, transforming into a redecorated version of Payload from the 2007 film toyline.

Xbox 360 Robot[edit]

The Xbox 360 Robot is an AllSpark Mutation who was created from an Xbox 360 and has no weapons. Its creation surprised the human who was carrying its box who then dropped it as the Xbox 360 Robot crawls away. It was killed by Ironhide in the prequel comic to Revenge of the Fallen.

Steering Wheel Robot[edit]

The Steering Wheel Robot is an AllSpark Mutation who was created from the steering wheel on a Cadillac Escalade. When the woman was angry at Sam for bumping into her car, the steering wheel sprouted spider-like legs and started hugging the woman's face. It was killed by NEST Soldiers in the prequel comic to Revenge of the Fallen. The Steering Wheel Robot uses long spider-like legs to grip the face of its victims.

Appliance-Cons[edit]

The Appliance-Cons are AllSpark Mutations who were created from their respectful appliances when Sam accidentally dropped a shard of the AllSpark on the ground in Revenge of the Fallen. Only Ejector is listed as a Decepticon in the toyline.

Dickcon[edit]

Dickcon is an AllSpark Mutation who was created from a blender and is the possible leader of the Appliance-Bots. Dickbot is armed with a penis-shaped ray gun. He is destroyed by Bumblebee at the cost of the Witwicky's house.

Ejector[edit]

Ejector is an AllSpark Mutation who was created from a toaster around the same time as Dickbot. He is armed nunchucks and is capable of hiding small objects inside his cargo area while transformed in his alternate mode. Like Dickbot, he is destroyed by Bumblebee. Before appearing in ROTF, he was in a Mountain Dew commercial during the 2007 Movie.

Other Appliance-Cons[edit]

Among the Appliance-Bots are:

Unused Transformers[edit]

During the course of the film series, a number of Autobots and Decepticons have only appeared as toys and concept art, in comics taking place between different films, in video games, and even in an online series based on the film series called Cyber Missions. Several of these characters were included in the films during development, but were ultimately removed, because Michael Bay does not want too many robots in his movie series.

See also Transformers (film) toy line, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (toy line), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (toy line), Transformers: Age of Extinction (toy line), Transformers: The Game, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (video game), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (video game), Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and Transformers: Cyber Missions.

Wreckage[edit]

Wreckage is a Decepticon who was originally supposed to appear in the first film, transforming into a M1126 Stryker ICV as his alt mode, which had been designed, but eventually didn't get used in the film.[211][212]

Wreckage does appear in the 2007 film toyline and Revenge of the Fallen prequel comics, transforming into an ice-based camouflaged Stryker and later a natural camouflaged version. It is revealed in the comics that Wreckage is the reason humans know so much about the Transformers. He is killed by Starscream for "treason".

Tidal Wave[edit]

Tidal Wave is a Decepticon who was originally supposed to appear in the first film. Michael Bay also considered the character, capable turning into an aircraft carrier, but was dropped for cost reasons.[213] The character was included in one of Orci and Kurtzman's drafts of the script,[214] and concept art was even created for it.[215]

Silverbolt[edit]

Silverbolt is an airborne Autobot who was originally supposed to appear in Dark of the Moon. A January 2010 interview with late actor James Avery claimed that he would be providing the voice of Silverbolt in the third film,[216] but no such character appeared in the finished movie.

In spite of his removal, he does appear in the video game of Dark of the Moon as an Aerialbot who transforms into a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, then got killed by Starscream.

Slash[edit]

Slash is a Dinobot stealth fighter who transforms into a mechanical spine clawed Velociraptor. He was seen in promotional images for Age of Extinction and he was also made into a toy, but wasn't seen in the film.[139] He is colored light green and light blue in the toy line.

Slog[edit]

Slog is a Dinobot who transforms into a mechanical spiked Apatosaurus. He was seen in promotional images for Age of Extinction and he was also made into a toy, but wasn't seen in the film.[217] He was originally called Sludge, but later the name was changed to Slog. He is colored grey and red in the toy line.[218]

Snarl[edit]

Snarl is a Dinobot who transforms into a mechanical Stegosaurus. He was seen in promotional images for Age of Extinction and he was also made into a toy, but wasn't seen in the film.[217] He is colored green and yellow in the toy line.[218]

Devastator's components[edit]

At some point in early production of Revenge of the Fallen, Devastator was planned to be composed by seven other robots, which was dropped during production, ultimately appearing to be formed by seven sentient vehicles that come together. Originally, apart from clones of the five Constructicons seen in the film, there were two already designed models for these robots, that ended up never appearing in the finished film.

These robots were:

  • Overload,[69] a Constructicon who transformed into a red KW Dart D4661 Tractor Truck articulated dump truck. At some point, he was also planned to be a Komatsu HD465-7 articulated dump truck.[184] Overload's robot mode, which appears to be a multi-armed, multi-legged destruction causing robot, can still be seen in toy form in Takara Tomy's EZ Collection DX Devastator.[186]
  • Hightower, a Constructicon who transformed into a yellow KOBELCO CKE2500 II crawler crane. He is only seen in vehicle mode.[185] Hightower's robot mode, which appears to model a robot with treads for feet and a wrecking ball as a key weapon, can still be seen in toy form in Takara Tomy's EZ Collection DX Devastator.[186]

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