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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.



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
Full name Samuel James Witwicky
Nickname(s) Sam
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Ally to the Autobots (formerly)
Worker at Acuretta Systems (temporary)
Significant other(s) Mikaela Banes (Transformers and 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]


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.


  • 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
Mikaela Banes in Transformers.
First appearance Transformers
Last appearance Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Portrayed by Megan Fox
Species Human
Gender Female
Occupation Student
Ally to the Autobots
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.


In Transformers, Mikaela is initially the girlfriend of football player Trent DeMarco; 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 continuity 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.


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.


  • 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
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
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.


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.


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' 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]


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]

Awards and decorations[edit]

The following are the medals and service awards fictionally worn by General Morshower.

Personal decorations
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy blue ribbon with central gold stripe Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Gold star
Gold star
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with two award stars
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with V Device
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Unit awards
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Service and training awards
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three bronze service stars
Foreign awards
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Other accoutrements
United States Navy Parachutist Badge.png Naval Parachutist insignia
Marine Corps Expert Rifle Badge (2nd award)
Marine Corps Expert Pistol Badge (2nd award)
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

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 an eight-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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

The following are the awards and service awards worn by Lt. Colonel Lennox in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Personal decorations
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Silver Star with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal with V Device
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 myrtle green ribbon with width-3 white stripes at the edges and five width-1 stripes down the center; the central white stripes are width-2 apart
Army Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Width-44 ribbon with two width-9 ultramarine blue stripes surrounded by two pairs of two width-4 green stripes; all these stripes are separated by width-2 white borders Army Achievement Medal
Unit awards
Presidential Unit Citation
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 Old Glory red ribbon surrounded by gold frame. The ribbon has a central width-3 Old Glory red stripe flanked by pairs of stripes that are respectively width-3 white, width-3 ultramarine blue, width one-half white and width-2 ultramarine blue.
Valorous Unit Award with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Commendation with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 red ribbon surrounded by gold frame. The ribbon has a central width-8 green stripe flanked by a pair of width-1 yellow stripes.
Superior Unit Award with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Service and training awards
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Foreign awards
United Nations Medal
NATO Medal
Other accoutrements
Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
US Army Airborne master parachutist badge.gif Master Parachutist Badge
75 Ranger Regiment Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.svg 75th Ranger Regiment Combat Service Identification Badge
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger tab

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.


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]


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 which might be Stone 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, 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]

Captain Archibald Witwicky is Sam's great-great grandfather who appears in the Transformers: Movie Prequel and the Transformers live-action film itself. He is portrayed by W. Morgan Sheppard in the film, and voiced by Patrick Viall in the animated prequel.

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.


  • 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 Patrick 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 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. However, this later evolves into irrational prejudice and contempt towards the Autobots. After Megatron's return and Optimus Prime's death, Galloway orders a shutdown on the partnership with N.E.S.T. and the Autobots and to have Optimus' corpse shipped to Diego Garcia. However, during the flight there, Colonel William Lennox straps him into a parachute, before opening the docking board, sending Galloway flying out of the plane. He lands in an uncharted desert, and angrily calls General Moreshower to complain. 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
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
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 and 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 shoot 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.


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.


  • 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.


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]

Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction, replacing Sam Witwicky from the first three films.

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, eventually succeeding. He also has an antagonistic relationship with Tessa's boyfriend Shane because of his age difference with Tessa and their secret relationship, but eventually accepts him into the family. He also forms a bond with Optimus and becomes the reason that Optimus has his faith in humanity restored.

Mark Walberg will reprise his role as Cade Yeager in Transformers 5.

Tessa Yeager[edit]

Nicola Peltz plays Tessa Yeager, Cade's daughter in Transformers: Age of Extinction and the new lead female character, replacing Mikaela Banes and Carly Spencer from the first three films.

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 Mikaela/Carly's role as Bumblebee's best friends.

Shane Dyson[edit]

Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson, Tessa's boyfriend and a race car driver in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He plays a role similar to Leo Spitz from the second film.

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, 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 Mikaela/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 got destroyed by Lockdown's grenade.

Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI)[edit]

Joshua Joyce[edit]

Stanley Tucci plays Joshua Joyce in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Joshua is the arrogant head of KSI. He plays the same role as Seymour Simmons from the first three films. He is Galvatron's creator, as well as responsible for the return of the Decepticons.

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 thinks the Autobots are only junk compared to his creations and thought only for himself. He later reforms when he realizes the potential damage Galvatron and his prototypes were capable of.[47][48][49] Joshua's change of heart begins after briefly conversing with Cade Yeager whom tried to warn him of Galvatron's real identity based on his knowledge 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 in that his plans to use the Seed would bring an end to mankind. Optimus tells him that he will have to answer for what he done. Joshua's Transformers were defeated by the Autobots-Dinobots alliance. He promises Cade Yeager and his family that he'll help them get a new home. He discontinued his Transfomers project and shuts down KSI after a change of heart. It is also implied that Joshua will hire Cade to work at a reformed KSI which will focus on making prototype & upgrading weapons for Autobots only.

Darcy Tirrel[edit]

Sophia Myles plays Darcy Tirrel, 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. She plays a role similar to Maggie from the first film.[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]

Cemetery Wind (CIA)[edit]

Harold Attinger[edit]

Kelsey Grammer plays Harold Attinger in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He is secretly working with Lockdown and Savoy and leading the operation to rid the Earth of all Transformers regardless of their faction.

Movie Plot[edit]

Harold Attinger is the ruthless, paranoid head agent of the CIA division, Cemetery Wind. Attinger was tasked with eliminating any remaining Decepticons on Earth. However, acting behind the U.S. 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 the Transformer bounty hunter Lockdown to capture Optimus Prime in return for a "Seed", a bomb that cyberforms a large area of land. However, when Cade Yeager helps Optimus escape 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 he holds Cade at gunpoint, telling him that there are "no good aliens, or bad aliens", it's just humans or Transformers, since he feels Autobots are still a threat to humanity. Attinger nearly shoots Cade, but is blasted in the chest and killed by Optimus. With Lockdown, Attinger and Savoy's death and following Hong Kong's incident, Cemetery Wind's crimes against Autobots and humanity was posthumously exposed to the public, particularly the President, their illegal operations & classified files are dumped to the internet, and after Cade, Joshua & Su testified regarding the incident in Hong Kong, the group was disbanded by the US Government and labeled as a terrorist organization. It is implied that Cemetery Wind is now No. 1 on the NSA, CIA, Interpol, Homeland Security & FBI's most wanted list.

James Savoy[edit]

Titus Welliver plays James Savoy in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He is the field leader of the CIA division Cemetery Wind and the right-hand man of Harold Attinger. He shares his superior's unjust hatred for Transformers due to his sister being killed during the Decepticon invasion of Chicago. He leads 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 the Autobots, as seen when he threatened Cade to tell him where Optimus is or he would kill Tessa within ten seconds. Savoy is killed during the Hong Kong battle when he engages Cade in a fistfight and is knocked out of a window by Cade to his demise. Harold watched Savoy die and he got angry that Cemetery Wind was losing the fight and that he lost a good friend.[49][51][52] It is shown that Savoy has a tattoo that says Cora on his right arm, possibly his sister's name and he got the tattoo to honor her death.

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. When Cade discovers Optimus Prime, Lucas insists on calling the government hoping to receive the reward money, especially since Cade used his money to purchase the disguised Autobot. Despite Cade telling him to keep Optimus Prime's whereabouts a secret, Lucas betrays him, thus bringing Savoy and his team upon the Yeager residence and causing the ensuring chase. 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. Lucas' role somewhat resembled Miles Lancaster, Sam Witwicky's friend from the first film.


Barack Obama[edit]

Barack Obama made a cameo as himself in Dark of the Moon, who gives a medal to Sam.

Buzz Aldrin[edit]

Buzz Aldrin plays himself, who greets Optimus Prime in Dark of the Moon, with Buzz and Optimus both affirming that it is an honour to meet a fellow space traveller. Also, Cory Tucker plays young Buzz Aldrin in the beginning of the film in 1969.

Bill O'Reilly[edit]

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

General Motors[edit]

General Motors Vice President of Design Edward T. Welburn makes a cameo appearance as a KSI executive himself in Age of Extinction.

Han Geng[edit]

Han Geng makes a cameo as himself singing and playing the guitar in a parked car before being magnetized by Lockdown's ship in Age of Extinction.

Other Humans[edit]

Minor roles include

  • Peter Jacobson as the humorless high school teacher Mr. Hosney in Transformers.
  • Travis Van Winkle as Trent DeMarco, Mikaela's mean football jock boyfriend before Sam came along (and who reappears in Friday the 13th) in Transformers.
  • Bernie Mac as Bobby Bolivia, a used car dealer from whom Sam purchases Bumblebee in Transformers.
  • 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 in Transformers.
  • J. P. Manoux as a Witness in Transformers.
  • Brian Stepanek as a Sector 7 agent and driver of Simmons in Transformers.[54]
  • John Robinson as Miles Lancaster, Sam's best friend in Transformers.
  • Deep Roy as an Egyptian Border Guard in Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Iqbal Theba as the UN Secretary-General[55] in Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Don Jeanes as Neil Armstrong, a NASA astronaut and commander on the Apollo 11 mission in Dark of the Moon. In August 25, 2012, he passed away due to complications from his heart surgery.
  • Thomas Lennon as Greg, the White House Chief of Staff in Age of Extinction.
  • James Bachman as Gill Wembley, a scientist working for Joshua in Age of Extinction.
  • Charles Parnell as the CIA Director in Age of Extinction.
  • Richard Riehle as the Theater Landlord in Age of Extinction.
  • Patrick Bristow as the landlord's grandson in Age of Extinction.
  • B. Adam Baillio as Timothy in Age of Extinction.
  • Cleo King as Realtor in Age of Extinction.
  • Melanie Specht, Victoria Summer, Abigail Klein, and Greg Anderson as Joshua's assistants in Age of Extinction.
  • Ray Lui as a Motorcyclist in Hong Kong in Age of Extinction.
  • Michael Wong as a Hong Kong Police Officer in Age of Extinction.

Kym Whitley shot scenes for both Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, but they were ultimately discarded in both of them.[56][57]


From the first to fourth movies, 30 Autobots have appeared in the series 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 and Lockdown eliminated most of them. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, Crosshairs, Brains, and the Dinobots (Grimlock, Strafe, Slug, and Scorn) are presumably the only surviving Autobots at 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 during the Dynasty's rule that Sun Harvesters were not to be used in solar systems containing life.

Sentinel Prime[edit]

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

In Dark of the Moon, Leonard Nimoy voices Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime's predecessor and mentor, member of the Dynasty of Primes, who transforms into a red and black Rosenbauer Panther airport crash tender fire truck. Former Autobot leader, served as the captain of the Ark. Apparently, his intention to restore Cybertron to its former glory after the war drove him mad, causing him to go against his ideals and side with the Decepticons. After betraying the Autobots and killing Ironhide, Sentinel sets up 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. Upon activating the bridge, Sentinel secretly betrays Megatron and takes command of the Decepticons for himself. Optimus engages Sentinel in battle. Sentinel eventually gets the upper hand and nearly kills his former apprentice, but Megatron, after being gloated into action by Carly Spencer, attacks the traitor and badly wounds him, defeating Sentinel. Bumblebee and Ratchet destroy the control pillar and Optimus kills Megatron. Weakened with his plans in ruins, Sentinel complains and attempts to justify his actions, but Optimus, claiming Sentinel "betrayed himself," executes his old mentor with Megatron's shotgun, avenging Ironhide and the humans that he killed them at the Washington N.E.S.T base.

In early production, Sentinel Prime was known as "Ultra Magnus".

In Age of Extinction, a picture of Sentinel Prime appears with a red X indicating his death, later his remains were 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 along with the remains of Megatron, Ratchet, Leadfoot, (possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster, and Topspin) and the remaining Decepticons on Earth.

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.

Optimus Prime[edit]

Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, keeper of the Matrix of Leadership and the last member of Dynasty of Primes.[58] He 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.[59] 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.[60] His performance consisted of much improvisation with Bay, and portraying the traditional heroism of the character as well as bringing a sense of humor.[61] Bay told the animators to seek inspiration from Liam Neeson to inspire Optimus's body language.[31] Optimus transforms into a 1997 red and blue 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.[33] 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.[62] Hasbro had previously rejected designs of Optimus which were too blue.[62] Optimus' head was built on set as a prop.[31] In the first movie, Optimus Prime arrives on earth with Ratchet, Ironhide, and Jazz trying to find the AllSpark. In the battle at Mission City, he kills the Decepticon Bonecrusher and battles Megatron. Optimus is unable to defeat Megatron, but is saved when Sam pushes the AllSpark into the Decepticon's chest, killing him and destroying the cube. Afterwards, Optimus and the other Autobots form an alliance with the humans.

For Revenge of the Fallen, conceptual essays were made in an attempt to use his classic trailer for his power up mode,[63] but this was ultimately dropped in favour 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.[64][65] Optimus is fatally wounded by Megatron during a battle along with Starscream and Grindor, though he kills Grindor, and injures Starscream. Near the end of the film, he is revived by Sam with the Matrix of Leadership and is fused with Jetfire, making him more powerful. Optimus Prime then faces The Fallen and Megatron. After a vicious fight, Optimus defeats Megatron and kills the Fallen. Originally, a cameo was written for Cullen, but it was not included in the final cut of the film.[66]

In 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 battle in Chicago, Optimus kills Sentinel Prime (avenging Ironhide's death) along with dozens of other Decepticons, including Megatron. Optimus has added a trailer similar to his Generation 1 counterpart,[67] and has been redesigned to look more heroic.[68] 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, despite his right arm repaired at the end of Dark of the Moon, 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 deeply infuriates Optimus and vows 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, Harold forces Joyce to activate his prized creation, Galvatron, to attack the Autobots. Galvatron manages to stall Optimus enough for him to be captured by a bounty hunter Lockdown, who offers the Seed, a bomb that cyberforms any type of land, to Joyce while Lockdown brings Optimus to the Creators. Due to their roles as leaders seeking to protect their families, Optimus forms a bond with Cade, through which Optimus's faith in humanity is restored. With the aid of Cade and the Autobots, Optimus escapes with the Dinobots. Optimus tames the Dinobots and ride Grimlock to fight Galvatron (who turns out to be a rebuilt Megatron) and his army of man made Transformers, as well as evade capture by Lockdown. He vows to kill Harold Attinger for his crimes against the Autobots. After defeating Galvatron's army, he successfully kills Lockdown and Harold Attinger (avenging the deaths of Ratchet, Leadfoot, Lucas Flannery, and possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster, and Topspin). He then sets the Dinobots free and ask his fellow Autobots to protect Cade and his family before bringing the Seed to space and goes after the Creators, leaving Bumblebee in charge of the Autobots on his absence.

Optimus Prime has a vast weaponry. This includes a pair of energon swords (retractable from his arms), a pair of energy hooks (retractable from his wrists), an Ion blaster (handheld), and a Barrage Cannon (handheld). He also has a handheld energon axe stored in his trailer in Dark of the Moon. In the fourth film, Optimus takes a large handheld "Sword of Judgement" as a replacement for his energon swords, which he previously lost in his fight with Galvatron.


Mark Ryan voices Bumblebee for the character's two lines at the end of the first film, when he regains his voice. Bumblebee serves as Optimus's second in command after Ratchet's death in the fourth film, and is Sam Witwicky's protector and best friend in the first three films, and later Tessa and Shane's best friend in Age of Extinction. 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.

Bumblebee transformed into a 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, and upgrades into the 2006 model. In reference to his original form, the Beetle is parked next to Bumblebee when Sam is buying him. The modern Camaro was chosen for its friendly appearance, while the old model was chosen to show that Sam's father could only buy him the cheapest car he could find.

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. The filmmakers updated Bumblebee's previous appearance as the 2006 Camaro Concept based on the Super Sport version of the 2010 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 and showing him as a sturdier character.

For Dark of the Moon and Transformers: The Ride, Bumblebee 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, and later on a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro concept. He appears after Optimus calls all the Autobots and has a rivalry with Drift (because Drift believes Bumblebee is too childish). He later aids Hound in a battle and later rides Dinobot Strafe and aid Optimus with the battle with Lockdown.


Robert Foxworth voices Ratchet, the Autobots' medical officer 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.

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 Cemetery Wind agents aboard a steamship. 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 Harold Attinger and Lockdown at the climax of the film.


Darius McCrary voices Jazz, a lieutenant who develops a fondness for urban culture and Optimus Prime's second in command. 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. Mark Ryan had tried out numerous voices for Jazz, including a Sean Connery impersonation, before McCrary was cast. 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. Hasbro felt it was still a "cool sports car" reminiscent of his original Porsche 935 form.

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. Jazz was later avenged when Sam killed Magatron by pushing the Allspark in his spark chamber and when Optimus Prime finally killed Megatron with his Energon axe by ripping his head off in Dark of the Moon.

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 toylines for Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon.


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

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

In Age of Extinction, a picture of Ironhide appears with a red X indicating his death.

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. These Autobot infiltrators transform respectively into a green Chevrolet Beat and a red Chevrolet Trax. 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. Skids and Mudflap share an almost psychic link which enables them to coordinate their attacks in battle, when they are not bickering among themselves. Bay compared the message of the bumbling but heroic characters to the story The Little Engine That Could. He chose the Beat and Trax for the Autobot twins because he thought those two small cars looked good together. 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. 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.

Despite Michael Bay's initial denial of their return in Dark of the Moon, Skids and Mudflap, changed to transform into black Chevrolet Sparks, did have scenes shot for the film. 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.


André Sogliuzzo voices Sideswipe, the Autobots' combat instructor who transforms into a silver Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept. 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. Sideswipe was originally scripted to be a Lamborghini as he was in G1, but Bay ultimately decided to change him into the Stingray.

For Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sideswipe's vehicle mode was upgraded into a convertible. Also, his voice actor was recast and the role was later taken by James Remar.

Sideswipe also appears in Transformers: The Game.

It is unknown what happen to Sideswipe as he didn't appeared in Age of Extinction. He was possibly hunted down and killed by Cemetery wind and Lockdown.

Arcee, Chromia, and 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. 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, and this ability can still be seen in the film's novelization. The three sisters are:

  • A pink Ducati 848 called Arcee in the toyline.
  • A blue Suzuki B-King 2008 called Chromia in the toyline.
  • A purple MV Agusta F4 R312 called Elita One in the toyline.

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, 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. 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. She was then replaced by Ironhide.

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

Arcee and Elita One were shown to be killed in Revenge of the Fallen at the Giza battle, and Chromia was 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.

In Age of Extinction, a picture of Arcee appears with a red X indicating her death.


Jolt is a technician Autobot armed with a pair of electric whips who transforms into a blue Chevrolet Volt. 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. 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. He does not return in Dark of the Moon as in a prequel comic he is killed by Shockwave.


Mark Ryan voices Jetfire, a Cockney accented Seeker 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. The writers wanted a geriatric robot, and during scripting they gave Jetfire that personality. He creaks, does not transform well, and is said to be running out of energon. 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.

In early production, Jetfire was known as "Skyfire".

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.


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. His left eye was destroyed by Mikaela Banes. He is called "Wheels" in the 2009 film novel.

In Dark of the Moon, he lives with Sam Witwicky, Carly Spencer, and Brains whom he becomes friends with. It shows that Wheelie's left eye was fixed. He is killed in the crash of a huge Decepticon ship, leaving Brains to survive. In the third film, it shows that Wheelie is more dedicated to the Autobot cause then he was to the Decepticons, as he was willing to sacrifice himself to save the Autobots from execution, however he is not actually seen dead however we can presume he was killed by the crash as he wasn't seen at the end of the battle.


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. 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 where 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.


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

He was initially set to be called Dino, 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. The closing credits of the third film list the character as "Dino".

In early concept art for the film he is named "Rush".

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

It is unknown what happen to Dino as he didn't appeared in Age of Extinction. He was possibly hunted down and killed by Cemetery wind and Lockdown, while his vehicle is reused of two for KSI, a white one and a black one.


George Coe voices Que, an Autobot scientist who speaks with an Irish accent, 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 (such as a gun for Ironhide, grappling gloves and boomsticks). 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 Que, 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".

In early production, Que was known as "Steeljaw".

In Age of Extinction, a picture of Que appears with a red X indicating his death.


The Wreckers transform into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet Impala stock cars as disguises. Two represent Hendrick Motorsports and one represents Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. The Wreckers are mechanics who works with Epps at a NASA base on the Xantium ship. They took part in the Battle of Chicago, distracting Shockwave to allow the others to escape. They then help Optimus get out of a bad situation and help 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 five years after the Battle of Chicago, while the fates of Roadbuster and Topspin remain unknown.


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.

It is unknown what happen to Roadbuster as he didn't appeared in Age of Extinction. He was possibly hunted down and killed by Cemetery wind and Lockdown, while his blueprint images for Traxes.


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.

In early production, Leadfoot was known as "Leadfoot".

Leadfoot makes an appearance in Age of Extinction, when Cade Yeager hacks into one of Cemetery Wind's spy drones. The Autobots and their human allies see footage of Leadfoot being blown into bits by Attinger's operatives and Lockdown despite him begging for mercy and declaring that he was an Autobot. Presumably, his body was taken away to be melted down for Transformium at KSI to build Transformer drones. Upon learning of Leadfoot's demise, Optimus Prime seemed deeply hurt and Hound seemed the most saddened, taking off his helmet and saluting his fallen friend (speculating that the two may have known each other personally, possibly during the war for Cybertron). Leadfoot was later avenged when Optimus killed Harold Attinger and Lockdown at the climax of the film.

John DiMaggio later voices Crosshairs in Age of Extinction, using the same Voice and Accent.


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 for unknown reasons.

It is unknown what happen to Topspin as he didn't appeared in Age of Extinction. He was possibly hunted down and killed by Cemetery wind and Lockdown.


John Goodman voices Hound, an Autobot commando in Age of Extinction.[69] He transforms into a dark green Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle.[70] His robot mode is modeled after a human commando with a beard and bullet which he smokes like a cigar. Hound is the heavy weapons expert of the small group carrying various types of guns with him. Despite being an Autobot, Hound thinks the humans are 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. After learning of Leadfoot's demise, thanks to Cade hacking into a Cemetery Wind spy drone, Hound seemed the most saddened, taking off his helmet and saluting his fallen friend, bitterly cursing the humans responsible as "savages" (speculating that the two may have known each other personally, possibly during the war for Cybertron). During the film's climax he fights off a hoard of new Decepticons alongside Bumblebee.

Hound also appears in Transformers: The Game.


Ken Watanabe voices Drift, an Autobot tactician and former Decepticon in Age of Extinction.[69] Drift is a Triple Changer as he transforms into a black and blue 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and a 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.

In the concept art, his both vehicle and robot were colored black and orange 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and he was known as "Samurai", before changing back to black and blue.


John DiMaggio voices Crosshairs, an Autobot paratrooper in Age of Extinction.[69] He transforms into a green 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray and speaks with an English accent. His robot mode is modeled after a human paratrooper with goggles and sidearm machine guns. He was originally called Slingshot, but later the name was changed to Crosshairs. He also rides with Dinobot Scorn into battle at the film's climax, who later named him "Spike".


The Dinobots are the sub-faction of the Autobots who transforms into dinosaurs. In the film, they appeared to be the big size robots, and they are called as Legendary Knights. They were captured inside Lockdown's ship long ago, until Optimus freed and tame them for their aid and their freedom. At the end of the film, Grimlock, Strafe, Slug, and Scorn were set free by Optimus Prime. Unlike the Dinobots in other series, none of them spoke in the film.


Grimlock is the leader of the Dinobots, lieutenant commander and a legendary knight who transforms into a mechanical horned fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.[71][72] Like Grimlock's other versions, he is at odds with Optimus, until he beats Grimlock in a duel, allowing Optimus to ride him into battle in Hong Kong. Grimlock is partnered with Optimus Prime. His eyes are red eyes in the movie and blue in the toy line.

In the concept art, he was known as "Black Knight Tyrannosaurus".


Strafe is a Dinobot and a legendary knight who specializes in assault infantry and transforms into a mechanical two-headed and two-tailed Pteranodon.[71][72] He was originally called Swoop, but later the name was changed to Strafe. He is colored black and blue in the toy line. Strafe is partnered with Bumblebee.

In the concept art, it shows his robot with two heads before changing with one head, and he was known as "Black Knight Pteranodon".


Slug is the savage destroyer amongst the Dinobots and a legendary knight who transforms into a mechanical spiked and bestial Triceratops.[73] 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. Slug is partnered with Drift.

In the concept art, he was known as "Black Knight Triceratops".


Scorn is the Dinobots' demolition specialist and a legendary knight who transforms into a mechanical three-sailed Spinosaurus.[73] He is colored black and red in the toy line, with one sail (two sails in Construct Bots). Scorn is partnered with Crosshairs, who named him "Spike".

In the concept art, he was known as "Black Knight Spinosaurus".


Megatronus/The Fallen[edit]

Tony Todd voices Megatronus/The Fallen, the ambitious original leader, as well as founder of the Decepticons, a renegade member of the Dynasty of Primes and Megatron's master. Although in the film, he is initially shown to be aboard 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. He also wields a metal spear as a weapon. 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 and starts up the Sun Havester, declaring revenge is his at last. However, as the Sun Havester charges, Jetfire sacrifices himself in order to let Optimus take his parts. After Rachet and Jolt fuse Optimus with Jetfire's corpse, making him more powerful, Optimus Prime destroys the Sun Harvester, then duels with the Fallen. Megatron tries to help his master, but is quickly defeated. After a fierce battle, the Fallen is finally killed by Optimus Prime.[74] Although he does not transform in the film, his toy versions transform into a "Cybertronian destroyer" aircraft.[75] The writers selected The Fallen after looking through various cartoons and comics for new characters, because he was the most "elemental" villain.[76] At some point, Leonard Nimoy[77][78] and Frank Welker[79] (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 later voiced Dreadwing in Transformers: Prime.


Hugo Weaving voices Megatron, the ruthless leader of the Decepticons, Optimus Prime's archenemy and a disciple of the Fallen.[80] Frank Welker voices Galvatron, a human-made Transformer created by KSI who is possessed by Megatron's mind and adopts the identity for himself.[69]

Thousands of years ago, Megatron had crash-landed on Earth in the Arctic in his quest to obtain the AllSpark. When he is defrosted, he keeps his original alien jet form out of vanity.[62] 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".[62] 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.[62] Optimus calls Megatron his brother; Cullen interpreted this line literally,[81] but while the writers state this was the case in early drafts, they consider the line in its final context to be metaphorical.[32] During the final battle in Mission City, Megatron kills Jazz, the Autobot top lieutenant, and duels with Optimus Prime, quickly gaining the upper hand. After being weakened by human fighter jets, Megatron is killed by Sam, who pushes the AllSpark into his spark core, avenging Jazz's death. Later, Megatron's body is dumped into the deepest part of the Laurentian Abyss.

In Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron is revealed to be the lieutenant and apprentice of the Fallen, who is the founder and true master of the Decepticons.[82] Despite Michael Bay's initial claims of him not returning after he was killed and thrown into the Laurentian Abyss in the first film,[83] Megatron is resurrected by the Constructicons with a shard of the AllSpark. Upon being revived, Megatron gains a new alternative mode as a Cybertronian flying tank, sometimes mistaken for the Cybertronian Jet he turned into in the first film. Though he remains extremely powerful, Megatron isn't as strong as he was in the first film, due to his damaged parts being replaced by the parts of a relatively weak Decepticon. He kills Optimus Prime and later pursues Sam Witwicky for vengeance and to obtain the AllSpark knowledge the human possess within his mind. In Eygpt, Megatron fights a resurrected and upgraded Optimus, but is overpowered and badly damaged. Megatron then watches helplessly as the Fallen is killed. Afterwards, Megatron retreats with the remaining Decepticons.[84] When reviving the character, the writers chose not to rename him Galvatron so as to not confuse the general audience.[79]

In Dark of the Moon, Megatron returns. Megatron changes his vehicle mode to an armored rusty Mack Titan 10-wheeler fuel tank truck equipped with heavy weaponry.[85] After Optimus Prime destroyed half of his face in Revenge of the Fallen, Megatron sometimes hides it by using a cowl.[86] Instead of using a Fusion Cannon integrated into his arm, he uses a handheld version of it, which is sometimes referred to as a "Fusion shotgun." It is revealed that 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 secretly betrayed by Sentinel and has command of the Decepticons taken from him. However, during the battle in Chicago, Sam's girl friend Carly goads him back into action; Megatron attacks and defeats Sentinel. After seeing the space bridge's destruction, Megatron attempts to make a truce with Optimus, saying "Who would you be without me, Prime?" However, Optimus refuses and attacks his seemingly eternal foe, tearing off Megatron's head with a battle axe, finally killing him, and avenging Jazz's death again.

In Age of Extinction, Galvatron makes his debut.[71][72] A few years after the Chicago war, Megatron's remains are taken in the possession of the scientists of KSI, where a forcibly captive Brains discovers that Megatron is actually still alive and in a deep stasis, as a result of being resurrected by the All Spark many years earlier. Megatron's mind manipulates Joshua Joyce and his creation of the artificial Transformers, including Galvatron's model. Finally, Megatron takes over Galvatron's body (accepting the name as his new identity) and is able to take control of other artificial Transformers as well. Galvatron also learns of Harold Attinger's deal with Lockdown for the human to obtain a Seed, a cyber-forming bomb. He plots to wait until Attinger will get the Seed, planning to use it to destroy a human city and rebuild the Decepticon army. Galvatron is first deployed to catch Optimus Prime. The two fight, but Galvatron retreats on Joshua's orders after Lockdown's appearance. During the battle however, Galvatron showed several signs of independence; he fired missiles unbidden and also spoke, something that he was never programmed to do. Galvatron later takes control of the KSI drones and uses them as his minions to retrieve the Seed. But his army is destroyed along with Lockdown and Attinger. However, Galvatron survives and flees, vowing that he will meet Optimus again, and declares that he is reborn. 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 molecularly instead of just transforming.


Charlie Adler voices Starscream, the Air Commander and Megatron's second-in-command.[87] 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. Starscream has a rather negative relationship with Megatron.[62]

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.[88]

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.

In Age of Extinction, a picture of Starscream appears with a red X indicating his death.


Frank Welker voices Soundwave, the Decepticon Communication Officer.[89][90] 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.[91]

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.[92][93]

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, avenging Que's death.


Jess Harnell 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. He is shown as Bumblebee's rival in the first film.[94]

The character was inspired by the G1 Autobot Prowl, because the writers thought a Decepticon displaying authority would use the police car form.[62] 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.[95][96]

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 reappears in Dark of the Moon (with Frank Welker voicing him). He is shown executing Que/Wheeljack by Dylan's orders. During the battle in Chicago, he is finally killed by a group of soldiers with boomsticks, avenging Que's death.

In Age of Extinction, footage of Barricade's death was seen five years after the third film during a meeting with Harold Attinger discussing the effect Cemetery Wind has had hunting down the remaining Decepticons (and unknown to the president, the Autobots), while his blueprint images for KSI Bosses.


Reno Wilson voices Frenzy, a small Decepticon spy and a minion of Barricade who transforms into a silver PGX Boombox and later in his head mode, a black Nokia 8800 without his body. While attacking a group of humans in the control rooms, Frenzy accidentally kills himself when one of his own shurikens goes full circle and slices his head in two.

In Revenge of the Fallen, Frenzy's head is seen in the basement of Seymour Simmons' mother's deli. When Leo approaches the head in a jar, Simmons warns him, "Hey. Still radioactive, hands off."


Blackout is a first-strike Decepticon who transforms into a MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter. He is extremely loyal to Megatron. He is killed by human fighter jets and Willam Lennox, who shoots his spark toward the end of the movie.

In Revenge of the Fallen, Grindor, a Decepticon close combat specialist & master strategist with the same body type as Blackout (voiced by Frank Welker), but transforms into a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. Grindor, Starscream and Megatron fight against Optimus Prime in order to capture Sam Witwicky. He is killed when Optimus rips his head apart with a pair of energon hooks.


Scorponok is a mechanical Scorpion and a minion of Blackout. After being damaged by the gunships, Scorponok retreats in the sand.

Two years later, despite his tail being repaired, Scorponok reappeared in the final battle in Egypt, where he disembowels and damages Jetfire, but he kills him with a fist.


Brawl is a vicious 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.[97] He is killed by Bumblebee while he is on a GMC tow-truck.

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


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.[62][98]

He is voiced by Daniel Riordan in the video game.

Bonecrusher was beheaded and killed 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 finally 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.


The Constructicons are a Decepticon sub-faction of Decepticons who transform into construction vehicles.


Calvin Wimmer voices Demolishor, a large Constructicon who transforms into a white and red Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator.[99] 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",[76] 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.


Kevin Michael Richardson voices Rampage,[100] 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.[101]

He was originally intended to be yellow, but was later changed to be red, to improve the clarity of his fight with Bumblebee.[102] Due to the fact that he moves around by jumping, during production he was known as "Skipjack",[103] and is erroneously listed by that name in the film's credits.

Richardson later voiced Bulkhead in Prime.


Mixmaster[100] 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.[104]

According to his toy bio, he is an expert in chemistry and explosives who makes explosives and poisons for the other Decepticons' weapons.[105] Some of the concept art shows him as a McNeilus mixer truck.[106] 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, then got killed again by Ironhide.

Mixmaster also appears in Transformers: The Game.

Long Haul[edit]

Long Haul[100] 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.[107] The fan art impressed Bay enough to hire him on to the film.[108] 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.[109]

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 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.[110]

Scrapper also appears in Transformers: The Game.


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.[111]


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.[112] Sideways prefers to lurk behind larger Decepticons to stay out of danger.[113]

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

In Transformers: The Ride, Sideways is killed again by Bumblebee.

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


Frank Welker voices Ravage, a Decepticon infiltration expert and a minion of Soundwave that resembles a large one-eyed Jaguar.[114] and is a fierce hunting machine.[115] 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,[116] and while this was ultimately left out of the movie, it can still be seen in the film's toyline.[117]


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"[63] 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 isn't shown in the film, the novelization and comic depict him being destroyed by Carter Newell.

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.[114][118] 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.


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.


Insecticons are a small insect-like Decepticons present in Revenge of the Fallen and Age of Extinction.

One was seen searching for Sam alongside Starscream, Long Haul, Ravage, and several others. He is able to find Sam, but deactivated by the human when he gives the other Decepticons his location. Five years after the battle of Chicago, more 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.


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).[74] 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.[119] A Combiner, Devastator is the Decepticons' ultimate weapon.[120] 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.[121][122] Both Overload and Hightower's robot modes can still be seen in toy form in Takara Tomy's EZ Collection DX Devastator.[123]

The following vehicles make up Devastator's various body parts[121] consist of:

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.


Keith Szarabajka voices Laserbeak, a Decepticon infiltration expert and a minion of Soundwave that resembles a mechanical condor-like.[124] Like his predecessor, Ravage, Laserbeak serves as a scout and spy for the Decepticons,[125][126] and transforms into a Gyrodyne[127] 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".[128]

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

Shockwave/Two Heads[edit]

Frank Welker voices Shockwave, a cruel and emotionless Decepticon scientist.[129][130] Shockwave is extremely logical[131] 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. Shockwave does not transform in the film, he transforms into a Cybertronian self-propeller Cannon in the Dark of the Moon toyline.

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.[132] 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.[133]

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.[134]

In early production, Shockwave was known as "Blitzwing", and the Driller was known as "Colossus".

Shockwave also appears in Transformers: The Game.

In Age of Extinction, footage of Shockwave appears, later a picture of Shockwave appears with a red X indicating his death, and reused as Two Heads, two headed KSI drones. One was seen in a fist fight with Hound before being killed. After Lockdown was killed, another led to get Optimus and the humans, before being killed by Lockdown's grenade. A third one didn't appeared, meaning it's fate unknown.

Frank Welker is the only actor to voice any different Decepticons in the series.


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".[128]


The Dreads are a group of Decepticons who follow the Autobots back from the moon and transform into black Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicles.[135] They also seem to vaguely resemble the Predator. They attacked Sam, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Dino on the highway and later fought Ironhide and Sideswipe by throwing their explosive darts at the Autobots.


Crankcase is the leader of the Dreads, and he specializes in stealing information.[136] Crankcase was killed by the Autobot Ironhide with the help of Sideswipe.

In early production, Crankcase was known as "Dreadwind".


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.[137] 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.

In early production, Crowbar was known as "Hooligan".


Hatchet is a master strategist for the Decepticons,[138] 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.


Watch-bot 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 is a Decepticon present in Chicago of Dark of the Moon. Concept art show that his alternate mode is that of a Russian MAZ-7310 missile launcher.[139]

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 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 is a Decepticon spy and sabotage specialist who transforms into a red and black 2013 Pagani Huayra. He appears as Galvatron's lieutenant.[140][141] He is an evil clone of Bumblebee, baring the same body type.[142] 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 is a Decepticon who transforms into a green Isuzu Giga garbage truck of Waste Management, Inc.. [143][144] 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, and Optimus Prime with Lockdown's grenade. His three man splitting technique is taken from Reflector in the original 80's Cartoon.

In Dark of the Moon, a Decepticon who transforms into the same garbage truck in the American style with the same body type of Long Haul's.


Traxes are mass-produced Decepticon foot soldiers who transform into multiple different colored (red, blue, black and silver) Chevrolet Traxes. They appear to have green, red, purplish blue, orange or yellow visors in their faces and blades in their arms.[145] They were originally called Vehicons (appeared in Kre-O sets), but later these names were changed to Traxes. Most of them are killed by the Autobots and Dinobots, and the rest killed by Optimus Prime with Lockdown's grenade. It is shown in blueprints that they are based on Roadbuster's robot mode.

KSI Bosses[edit]

KSI Bosses are mass-produced Decepticon captains that appeared to have turbines for flight. Most of them are killed by the Autobots and Dinobots, and the rest killed by Optimus Prime with Lockdown's grenade.

It is shown in blueprints that they are based on Barricade's robot mode.

Their designs are based on unused concept art form Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for Cyclonus, and their electro whips and blades on their arms did not appear in the film.

Other Decepticons[edit]

As of Revenge of the Fallen, there are a number of Decepticon Protoforms shown during battle scenes. As of Dark of the Moon, they have been seen riding Cybertronian starfighters that can transform into Cybertronian hovercrafts. Most of them were killed in Revenge of the Fallen, and rest killed in Dark of the Moon. They also appeared in the video footage of the battle of Chicago in Age of Extinction, while their Cybertronian starfighters are reused for Lockdown's ship.

There have also been a number of "Decepticon 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. But it is unknown what happen to them in the film.

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. A fourth Dread made a cameo, alongside Galvatron and Stinger, but was never seen again. A white Ferrari 458 Italia, A grey Cadillac XLR, a silver Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Black Ferrari 458 Italia, a black Rally car and a white Chevrolet Camaro are briefly seen in the KSI factory. 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 picture of Decepticon Loader with a red X indicating his death.

Other Cybertronians and Additional Characters[edit]

AllSpark Mutations[edit]

The AllSpark Mutations are Earth machinery brought to life as Transformers by the AllSpark.

Xbox 360 bot[edit]

A Xbox 360 bot is a type of a Xbox 360 console. It was first seen inside the box, while a man drops it and runs away.

In the novels and comics of the 2007 film, the Xbox 360 bot was found and killed by Ironhide.


A Nokia-bot is a Nokia N93i cell phone formerly owned by Glen Whitmann and transformed into a Transformer by the power of the AllSpark. It's a rather violent and hysterical creature, armed with several weapons. When it tried to break out of the case, it was killed by an energy pulse by Simmons.


Dispensor is a robot who transforms into a Mountain Dew vending machine.

In the novels and comics of the 2007 film, Dispensor was killed by Ratchet, with his foot.

Steering wheel[edit]

The Steering wheel robot is the steering wheel of a Cadillac Escalade, transformed into a creepy Transformer with spider-like limbs. It was seen hugging a woman's face, while screaming.


Seven Primes[edit]

Michael York, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Robin Atkin Downes voices the three members of Dynasty of Primes. In 17,000 B.C.E., 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 his destiny. The Dynasty then resurrects Sam, who uses the Matrix of Leadership to bring Optimus back to life and kills the Fallen.


Mark Ryan voices Lockdown,[69] a Cybertronian bounty hunter, a mercenary and a former Decepticon (According to the prequel film comics) who transforms into a grey 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe and speaks with a British accent.[72] His robot mode slightly resembles Optimus Primal's appearance in Beast Machines,[71] but also features a scar and he is capable of turning his head into a gun. He was hired by the mysterious aliens referred to by as "The Creators" to bring Optimus Prime to them alive and kill the remaining Autobots and Decepticons on Earth. Also he made a deal with Harold Attinger to give him the Seed when he captured Optimus Prime. He hunts and kills the Autobots, including Ratchet, Leadfoot (and possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster and Topspin). At some point in the past, Lockdown also captures the Dinobots/Legendary Knights and took over the Knight Ship. In the final battle of Hong Kong, Lockdown is killed by Optimus Prime, avenging the deaths of Ratchet, Lucas, Leadfoot (and possibly Sideswipe, Dino, Roadbuster and Topspin).

Lockdown also appeared in the Revenge of the Fallen toyline, whose appearance was influenced by a combination of his Transformers: Animated appearance. He is also the archenemy of both Ratchet and Arcee.

He and Reno Wilson are the only actors to voice three different roles in the series.


The Mercenaries are a group of mechanical humanoids of Lockdown. Several are killed by Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, and Slug. They also used the Cybertronian starfighters, which first appeared in Dark of the Moon for Decepticons to use.


The Steeljaws are the techno-organic canines and the minions of Lockdown. They are colored black and blue in the toyline. During the Autobots' aid in the Knight Ship, they are killed by Cade Yeager and Bumblebee. They were originally called Wolves, but later these names were changed to Steeljaws. The Steeljaws do not transform in the film, they transforms in the Age of Extinction toyline.

Stupid Drones[edit]

These Stupid Drones are the wheeled minions of Lockdown. They appeared to have claws and guns in the film, while the whips appeared in the concept art. During the Autobots' aid in the Knight Ship, several are killed by Cade Yeager as they retreated.

The Creators[edit]

The Creators are the unseen alien race appearing in the beginning of Age of Extinction who are said to be the creators of the Transformers. In 65 million B.C.E., they cyberformed part of Earth with multiple "Seeds" to harness the metal (named by humans as "Transformium") to create Transformers, exterminating the dinosaurs in the process. They are briefly seen with a pink organic-looking hand operates some controls on their ships. They also built the AllSpark and Cybertron. Years after the Great War and Cybertron's destruction, they hired Lockdown to capture Optimus Prime and destroy any Transformer he could, giving him the 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. The concept of the Creators' is heavily inspired by the Quintessons.

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 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.[146][147]

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.[148] The character was included in one of Orci and Kurtzman's drafts of the script,[149] and concept art was even created for it.[150]


Springer is an Autobot who was originally supposed to appear in Revenge of the Fallen as a V-22 Osprey, but was dropped from the cast during production.

In spite of his removal, he does appear in the toyline, including Legends and Robot Heroes versions of the character based on the abandoned movie design.


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,[151] 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 before the film of the same name as an Aerialbot who transforms into a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, alongside Breakaway and Air Raid, then they got killed by Starscream.


Cyclonus is a Decepticon who originally supposed to appear in the fourth film. However, he was cut in the final film, and replace his role to Lockdown.


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.[73] He is colored light green and light blue in the toy line. In the toy line, Hound rides Slash.


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.[152] He was originally called Sludge, but later the name was changed to Slog. He is colored red and black in the toy line.[153]


Snarl is a Dinobot who transforms into a mechanical double-spined 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.[152] He is colored green and yellow in the toy line.[153]

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.

  • Overload[63] is 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.[121] 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.[123]
  • Hightower is a Constructicon who transformed into a yellow KOBELCO CKE2500 II crawler crane. He is only seen in vehicle mode.[122] 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.[123]


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