Skyquake

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Skyquake is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes.

Transformers: Generation 1[edit]

Skyquake
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Skyquake in IDW comics
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group Convention Exclusives, Deluxe Vehicles, Predators, Sky Raiders
Function Air Commandant
Rank 10 (Generation 1), 8 (Timelines)
Partner Banzai-Tron
Motto "Break them, crush them -- grind them to dust!" (Generation 1), "Even hatred is subject to improvement." (Timelines)
Alternate Modes Cybertronian bomber jet, F-22 Raptor
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Timelines

Skyquake is leader of the Decepticon Predators. He is cold, cruel and single minded.

IDW Publishing[edit]

Skyquake appeared in Megatron Origin, working for Clench and then Megatron when the latter slew the former in a fight. He also led the Predators in attacking the Autobot detention facility on Garrus-9 in the first issue of The Last Stand of the Wreckers before getting killed by Overlord.

Fun Publications[edit]

Skyquake appeared in a flashback to the early days of the Great Cybertronian War as leader of experimental Decepticon Sky Raiders. Among his troops were Leozack and Hellbat.

Toys[edit]

  • Generation 1 Skyquake (1992)
Later redecoes into Machine Wars Starscream and Universe King Atlas. He came with a gun and 14 missiles.[1]
  • Timelines Deluxe Skyquake (2009)
A redeco of Energon Starscream.[2] He came packaged with Banzai-Tron. A Botcon 2009 exclusive set.


Transformers: Timelines[edit]

Skyquake
Decepticon
Information
Alternate Modes Cybertronian bomber jet
Series Transformers: Timelines

Skyquake was presumable a heroic Decepticon.

Fun Publications[edit]

Clench, Krok, Overlord and Skyquake's bodies were seen decorating the Autobot headquarters in the Transformers: Timelines story "Shattered Glass" by Fun Publications.

Transformers: Prime[edit]

Skyquake
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group Seekers, Terrorcons
Partner Dreadwing
Alternate Modes F-35 Lightning II
Series Transformers: Prime
English voice actor Richard Green

One of Megatron's loyal followers, Skyquake was entombed in stasis on Earth until he was awakened by Starscream. However, Skyquake refuses to follow Starscream while remaining loyal to Megatron to the point of attempting to finish his master's order to kill Optimus Prime. Though outmatched by Optimus and Bumblebee, despite the former's attempts to reason with him, Skyquake gains the advantage when he scans Fowler's fighter jet. Eventually, through a reckless plan, Bumblebee manages to defeat Skyquake, destroying him.

In the episode "Shadowzone", Starscream uses a piece of Dark Energon to revive Skyquake as a Terrorcon "zombie". However, a Groundbridge accident results in Skyquake becoming trapped in a pocket shadow dimension, along with Jack, Raf, and Miko. Also, Skyquake has a twin brother named Dreadwing as seen in the episode "Loose Cannons".

In "Patch," Megatron and Dreadwing learn about what happened to Skyquake's Terrorcon form. In, "Regeneration," Dreadwing, feeling disgraced over Skyquake's fate, attempts to kill Starscream as retribution, but is killed by Megatron.

Though he-like all the Prime Decepticons-is not featured in Transformers: Rescue Bots, Skyquake is referenced. In the episode "Shake Up," after learning about the Earthquake phenomenon, Blades expresses the hope that there is no such thing as a "Sky Quake."

Toys[edit]

  • Prime Voyager Skyquake
A new mold announced at SDCC 2011.Skyquake is a remold of Dreadwing[3]
  • Prime Cyberverse Commander Skyquake

Skyquake is a remold of Dreadwing. [4]

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