List of Transformers: Energon characters
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This is a list of characters from the 2004 anime series Transformers: Energon.
- Optimus Prime (Grand Convoy)
- Leader of the Autobots. Although peacetime had afforded Prime the opportunity to train his own elite squadron of Autobots, teaching the martial art of Kumite.
- Jetfire (Skyfire)
- Jetfire can be relied on for consistency - he's much the same as he ever was, cracking wise on and off the battlefield, but unwaveringly serious in his duties despite any outward appearance to the contrary. He transforms into a spacecraft, and although he can no longer Powerlink with Optimus Prime, he now also possesses the Spark of Combination, allowing him to link up with other Transformers, commonly Ironhide. During the battle against Unicron, Jetfire was evolved into a more powerful form by Primus (while both versions of the series continue to use his original names, the Japanese renamed the toy Skyfire Sonic or Skyfire S, while the Americans released it as a different character named Overcast).
- Hot Shot
- Ten years is not that long of a time to a Transformer, but for Hot Shot, it has seen him mature from a hotheaded young fighter into a seasoned warrior, looked up to and respect by many other Transformers, including the rookie, Ironhide - and he's still the fastest of them all in his sports car mode. Hot Shot possesses the Spark of Combination, and combine with other Transformers, most frequently Inferno. During the battle against Unicron, Hot Shot was evolved into a more powerful form by Primus (both incarnations of the animated series continued to refer to him as just Hot Shot, but his toy was named Energon Hot Shot in the US, and Hot Shot Fire or Hot Shot F in Japan).
- Strongarm (Blast Arm)
- transforms into a jeep, wields an Energon axe.
- Skyblast (Air Glide)
- transforms into a jet, wields an Energon spear.
- Signal Flare
- transforms into a half-track MASER tank, wields an Energon buzzsaw. The dish on his arm can scan and duplicate objects, and can absorb ambient Energon.
- Megatron/Galvatron (Galvatron)
- Although he was believed dead by both the Autobots and Decepticons, Megatron, like Unicron, had survived the final battle ten years beforehand. Megatron's body was now a decaying husk, absorbed into the equally damaged body of Unicron, but when the being called Alpha Q began his plan to re-energise Unicron, Megatron saw his opportunity, syphoning off some of the Energon that Alpha Q's Terrorcons stole, working towards his own rebirth. To turn the Decepticons to his side, Alpha Q forged a sword from Megatron's Spark, but when an enraged Scorponok stabbed Megatron's corpse with the blade, Megatron was born anew, with a powerful new body that transformed into a gunship, armed with Hyper Power cannons. Taking the sword for his own, he proceeded to take over Unicron's body, sending Alpha Q fleeing in Unicron's head, and restarted his campaign against Earth and the Autobots, seeking Energon to reactivate Unicron, whom he would use as the ultimate weapon. Megatron eventually succeeded in bringing Unicron to the vicinity of Cybertron and transforming the planet-eater to robot mode. However, in an attempt to stop him, Alpha Q rammed Unicron's head, charged with the positive Energon of Earth, into Unicron's body, interacting it with the negative Energon within. The resultant reaction tore a rupture in reality that led to a new region of space where Alpha Q had recreated all the planets Unicron had consumed, which Megatron immediately saw as a target to acquire more Energon from. After another series of attacks, Megatron successfully reanimated Unicron, but the chaos-bringer's consciousness invaded Megatron's body, taking over his mind. Although Optimus Supreme was able to destroy Unicron's body, his mind lived on in Megatron, directing him to attack Cybertron and uncover a reservoir of Super Energon beneath the planet's surface. Megatron immersed himself in the powerful liquid, once again becoming the mighty Galvatron and quickly asserted control of the planet, forcing the Autobots underground with Energon gas. Using Energon Towers, Galvatron had Cybertron relocated to Alpha Q's region of space, where he once again soaked himself in Super Energon, growing to a colossal height. However, as he did so, Unicron's influence totally seized control of his mind, directing him out into space to re-merge with his Spark. Optimus Prime forced him into a battle, knowing that Galvatron's hatred of him would force his consciousness to surface again, and when it did, Prime drained Unicron's influence from Galvatron, sealing it within himself. Galvatron then intended to destroy Unicron's Spark, but wound up being possessed by it once more, and rather than fight Optimus Prime, plunged himself into the foundling sun created by Primus, igniting the star and seemingly destroying himself, rather than allow himself to be controlled by Unicron.
- Demolishor (Ironhide/Irontread)
- After Megatron's demise ten years prior, Demolishor continued to follow his leader's final order to work with the Autobots, and was appointed a guard at the Autobot's Ocean City. Despite frequent conflicts with some of the Autobots there, and an unwillingness to follow the orders of Optimus Prime when it meant he was left out of the fight, he generally served well, fighting strongly against the early Terrorcon attacks. However, when Demolishor beheld the sword forged from Megatron's Spark, he could sense his leader's life energy, and found himself questioning his role. When Megatron himself was reborn and attacked Ocean City, Demolishor faced off against his leader, but could not bring himself to fire upon him, returning to his side. However, there were still some lingering doubts in Demolishor's mind, his experiences with the Autobots and humans clearly having affected him. He made his final decision, however, when he cast his concerns aside and pushed Megatron out of the path of Miranda II's Energon force field, taking the full force of the energy, destroying his body. However, Megatron was able to recover his Spark, and using the powers of Unicron, created a new body for him. As a final insult, however, Demolishor's mind was wiped clean, removing all memory of his time with the Autobots and diminishing his intelligence, turning him once again into a loyal servant. Prior to his reconstruction, Demolishor retained his original form of a missile tank, but after being recreated, his alternate mode became a dump truck, with a hyper power missile launcher.
- Terrorcon Drones
- Savage and unthinking, the Terrorcons are mindless drones without intelligence of their own, swarming over their targets and foes like insects. Although comparatively fragile and easily destroyed with artillery fire, they usually achieve their objective through sheer numbers alone. They can transform into robot modes, although they rarely do so. Like Omnicons, they are capable of handling raw Energon, although rather than shape and mould it, they actually consume it, and internally convert it into negatively charged Energon stars, used to give Unicron sustenance, and later to give the Decepticons power boosts (although they remain harmful to the touch). The Terrorcon body types include:
- Battle Ravage (Command Jaguar)
- One of the most commonly used Terrorcons, these robots have panther alternate forms, with shoulder-mounded cannons and a morning star-style tail weapons. A differently coloured version of this body type, designed for stealth, was also employed, dubbed Command Ravage (Command Jaguar Desert Type).
- Divebomb (Shadowhawk)
- also commonly used, these Terrorcons have hawk alternate forms, equipped with Energon boomerange weapons. A differently coloured, Stealth-enabled version of this body type was also employed (called Shadowhawk Cosmo Type in Japan, but unreleased in the US, though once referred to as "Blackout" in the English dub of the animated series).
The cast of Superlink was:
- Akira Tomisaka - Alexa
- Isshin Chiba - SandStorm/SnowStorm, BlastArm, Superion
- Jin Yamanoi - ShockWave/ShockFleet, Dr. Jones, AirGlide
- Junichi Endo - Galvatron, Carlos
- Katsuyuki Konishi - Grand Convoy, OverDrive
- Kenta Miyake - LandMine, Omega Supreme
- Koji Yusa - Ironhide/Irontread, Wing Dagger/Wing Saber
- Kosuke Toriumi - Hot Shot
- Makoto Yasumura - Downshift, Red Alert, WheelJack, Bruticus
- Masataka Nakai - Rad
- Masumi Asano - Sally, Miranda, Ariel
- Mitsuo Iwata - Roadbuster
- Nobuo Tobita - Nightscream, Sprung, Signal Flare, Buildron, Padlock
- Nobutoshi Kanna - Inferno, Laserwave, Sixshot
- Nobuyuki Hiyama - Skyfire
- Ryotaro Okiayu - Rodimus Convoy
- Tesshō Genda - Primus
- Yasunori Masutani - MegaZarak
- Yukiko Tagami - Misha
- Yūichi Nagashima - AlphaQ, DinoBot
- Yukie Maeda - AlphaQ (true)
- Transformers Energon Official Guidebook