List of The Transformers characters

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This is a list of characters appearing in the original American Transformers cartoon, first aired between 1984 and 1987.

Autobots[edit]

The Autobots (also known as Cybertrons in Japan) are the heroes in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. Their main leader is Optimus Prime, but other "Primes" have also commanded the Autobots such as Rodimus Prime. They are constantly at war with the Decepticons. In the U.S. cartoon line, the Autobots were the descendants of a line of robots created as consumer goods by the Quintessons; the Decepticons, are descended instead from robots designed as military hardware.

Other terms for the Autobots are Autorobots (in Italy), Autoboterna (in Sweden), Kibery (in Ukraine), and Robotrikim (in Israel).

Main characters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Orion Pax/Optimus Prime 1984 Freightliner Semi More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Later killed in Transformers: Headmasters (In Japan). Peter Cullen and Laurie Faso (as Orion Pax) Alive
Optimus Prime is the largest, strongest and wisest of all Autobots, he is also their leader. Feels his role is the protection of all life, including Earth-life. Fights unceasingly to defeat the Decepticons. Splits into three autonomous modules: 1) Optimus Prime... the brain center known as the Commander 2) Roller, the Autobot scout car... a spy who operates up to 1200 miles away; and 3) Autobot Headquarters... the combat deck equipped with a versatile mechanic/artillery robot. Injury to one module is felt by the other two.
Wheeljack 1977 Lancia Stratos Turbo More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Found dead by Arcee in The Transformers: The Movie Last seen in Transformers: Victory (in Japan). Christopher Collins Dead
Wheeljack is the mad scientist of the Autobots. Always inventing new weapons and gadgets. Most adept at driving while in car mode. Likes to show off his stunts. Flying range of 800 miles using solid-fuel rockets in arms. Shoots magnetic inducer, shrapnel-needle and gyro-inhibitor shells from his shoulder cannons. He is his own worst enemy. Often injured while experimenting with new weapons.
Bumblebee 1979 VW Beetle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Was rebuilt into Goldbug in The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2 and last appeared in The Rebirth Part 3 Dan Gilvezan Reformed (Goldbug)
Small, eager and brave, Bumblebee acts as a messenger and spy. Due to his small size, he dares to go where others can't and won't. He idolizes the bigger Autobots, especially Optimus Prime and Prowl, and strives to be accepted. He is the most energy efficient and has the best vision of all the Autobots. He can go underwater for reconnaissance and salvage missions. Although physically the weakest Autobot, his stealth more than compensates for this inadequacy. This battle-tested robot was the first autobot to forge an alliance with the humans. He is a very close ally to human Spike Witwicky, Often seen as an underdog and not the biggest bot he has more courage than any soldier from Cybertron. As the most trusted lieutenant of Optimus Prime, he'll do whatever it takes to protect earth and it's people.
Cliffjumper 1980 VW Beetle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Five Faces of Darkness (Part 1) (Casey Kasem left the show before season 3 due to objection to the portrayal of Arab characters as stereotypical villains.) Casey Kasem and Don Messick (The Immobilizer) Alive
"Let me at 'em" is Cliffjumper's motto. His eagerness and daring have no equal. He's driven by a desire to win the battle against the Decepticons. Finds Earth terrain a hindrance. One of the fastest Autobots. Often uses his speed to draw fire away from others. Shoots "glass gas" which makes metal as brittle as glass. His recklessness often leads to actual blow-outs and situations too dangerous for him to handle.
Prowl 1979 Nissan 280ZX Police Car More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Killed by Scavenger in The Transformers: The Movie, Later appeared in Transformers Headmasters (In Japan). Michael Bell Dead
Prowl will keep at a task for as long as it takes. Strives to find reason and logic in everything. A listener, not a talker. Has most sophisticated logic center of all Autobots. Able to analyze and advise on complex combat situations almost instantaneously. Fires wire-guided incendiary missiles and high-corrosive acid pellets. The unexpected can often scramble his circuits.
Jazz 1983 Porsche 911 Turbo More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Call of the Primitives Later appeared in Transformers Headmasters Scatman Crothers and Wally Burr (Kremzeek!) Alive
Jazz loves Earth culture. Always looking to learn more. His knowledge of Earth makes him the indispensable right-hand man to Optimus Prime. Takes most dangerous missions. Very cool, very stylish, very competent. Equipped with photon rifle, flamethrower, full-spectrum beacon, 180db stereo speakers. Creates dazzling, disorienting sound and light shows. Versatile, clever, daring, but prone to be distracted.
Sideswipe 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP500S Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). The Revenge of Bruticus. Seen in "Only Human" (considered an animation error). Later appeared in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Michael Bell Alive
Sideswipe is nearly the equal of his twin brother, Sunstreaker, in the combat arts, but less cold-blooded. Relishes a fight to the finish with an opponent. Uses underhanded tactics when absolutely necessary. Arms act as powerful pile drivers. Flies for up to 2 minutes with rocket backpack. Fires flares visible for 18 miles. Rash actions often lead to injuries to himself. Takes them all in stride.
Ratchet 1979 Nissan Onebox Vanette Ambulance More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Was killed by Megatron in gun mode held by Starscream in The Transformers: The Movie Don Messick and Wally Burr (Masquerade) Dead
Ratchet was the best tool-and-die man on Cybertron. In his workbay on Earth he can make anything from a pin to a missile. Repairs injured Autobots, given the right parts. Likes to party, give backtalk, but does any job as well as anyone. Has laser scalpels, arc-welders, electron microscopes, circuit sensors, fluid dispensers at his disposal. Sometimes his having a good time interferes with his effectiveness.
Ironhide 1979 Nissan Onebox Vanette More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Transformers: The Movie (Killed by Megatron offscreen with a point-blank blast to the head from his fusion cannon) Peter Cullen Dead
"Go chew on a microchip," is Ironhide's slogan. Prefers action to words. Oldest, toughest, toughest, most battle-tested Autobot. Bodyguard to Optimus Prime. In charge of guarding anything of importance. Gruff but kind. Trithyllium-steel skin makes him nearly invulnerable to attack. Shoots variety of liquids from supercooled nitrogen to superheated lead. Has sonar, radar, radiowave detector. Slowest and most fragile of the group.
Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime Hot Rod Cybertronian sports car Rodimus Prime Cybertronian RV Transformers: The Movie Rodimus Prime The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Hot Rod The Rebirth (Part 3) Dick Gautier (TV series), Judd Nelson (movie) and Ted Schwartz (Rodimus Prime, Five Faces of Darkness) Alive
Hot Rod is an all-American-boy Autobot. He's a typical adolescent who dreams of being heroic and important. He tends to follow rules too closely. Although he means well, Hot Rod's impulsive actions often get him into trouble. He carries two photon lasers that temporarily electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuits. Speed: 120 mph. Range: 4 miles. He can be hotheaded, but he's always a well meaning, admirable lad and a brave and honorable fighter. As Rodimus Prime, he is the vanguard for the Autobot ranks. Possesses acute military prowess. Speaks with the savvy of seasoned veteran. Expert tactician with exceptional maneuverability in battle. Can be hot-headed at times. Has a tendency to act first and ask questions later. In robot mode, carries a photon eliminator that shoots high voltage electricity. Range: 500 miles. Speed: 200 mph. Sole purpose is to protect all life. His only weakness is his compassion for other living creatures. As a Targetmaster, Hot Rod often goes off on his own adventure with Firebolt, his electrostatic discharger rifle, who led a quiet scholarly life as Nebulan's top atomic physics scientist until he became the thrill-seeking Hot Rod's partner, Firebolt is excited, but nervous, about the prospect.
Springer Cybertronian Helicopter/Cybertronian Armored Car The Transformers: The Movie The Burden Hardest to Bear Neil Ross Alive
A wise-cracking, sharp witted adventurer. Powerful Autobot fighter with a massive physique and an easy-going manner. Possesses incredible "springing" power in his legs. Travels long distances with pogo-like motion. In robot mode, carries a laser that produces giant wind tunnels. Helicopter blade transforms into a light saber that can cut through concrete. Optimistic and good humored.
Kup Cybertronian Pickup Truck The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Lionel Stander (movie) and John Stephenson (TV series) Alive
Kup is an old veteran warhorse with a thousand tall tales from his ten thousand adventures. He has a motto or word of advice for any situation and he's as brave and loyal as they come. In robot mode, he carries an old-style musket laser that shoots short bursts of metal-corrosive hydrochloric acid. Range: 5 miles. Speed: 100 mph. Kup sees himself as a seasoned campaigner with more knowledge and experience to share. Other Autobots arent always receptive to his advice. As a Targetmaster, he is binary-bonded to Recoil, an old style musket laser and former all-world prismaball player.
Ultra Magnus 1985 Mack Car Carrier Scramble City The Rebirth (Part 3) Killed in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Robert Stack (film) and Jack Angel (TV series) Alive
Ultra Magnus is all soldier. Most comfortable when carrying out Optimus Prime's orders. Possesses magnificent fighting skills, courage, and a gift for battlefield improvisation. Uncomfortable in the mantle of leadership, but presents strong profile as a commander. Carries missile launchers capable of hitting a target 30 miles away. Resolute, fair, and courageous beyond reproach. Ever ready to sacrifice himself for the good of men and mission.
Blurr Cybertronian Hover Car The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) John Moschitta, Jr. Alive
Blurr is the fastest Autobot on land. He's a close descendent to a thoroughbred Cybertronic race horse, and a superior messenger. He can quickly whisk information from one place to another. In robot mode, he carries an electro-laser that reverses the polarity of an enemy robot's microcircuts and leaves them motionless. Range: 10 miles. In vehicular mode, he can travel faster than the speed of sound, leaving a blurred image in his trail. As a Targetmaster, he is paired with Haywire, excitable Nebulan teenager whose impulsiveness makes him a chancy electro-laser cannon, at best.
Arcee Cybertronian Convertible The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Susan Blu Alive
Arcee is the only female Autobot to appear on a regular basis. She was created in an effort by the film's producers to expand the market audience to include girls as well as to appear less sexist. Some have criticized the character for being overly stereotypically female due mainly to her need to protect Daniel Witwicky and act as a surrogate mother, but she is still shown to be a tough female warrior (i.e.: The Dweller in the Depths). She eventually becomes a Headmaster with Daniel (in an Exo-suit) forming her head. Although she has been paired with Springer (for most of Season 3), Chromedome (2 episodes of the second half of Headmasters) and Brainstorm (most of the second half of Headmasters), she seems to be more attached to Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime (in the Movie and Dark Awakening and the first half of Headmasters).
Wheelie Cybertronian Car The Transformers: The Movie The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Frank Welker Alive
Wheelie is the sole survivor from a party of intergalactic colonists who crash landed on Earth. Hes a barbaric little savage who managed to stay alive by cunning, stealth, and fearlessness. Speaks in odd rhyming sentences and despises the Decepticons. Fights only when he's under attack and has to defend himself. Staunch friend to the Dinobots and a reliable ally for Hot Rod and Kup.

Autobot Cars[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Hot Shot Car
Hound 1943 Mitsubishi J59 Military Jeep More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2)due to animation an error] Later appeared in Transformers: Headmasters. Ken Sansom Alive
Hound loves the natural wonders of Earth, prefers it to Cybertron. Brave, fearless, loyal. Secretly desires to be human. Uses turret gun as radar scope, infrared radiation collector. Tracks machines as well as humans. Hologram gun projects 3-dimensional grid laser-light topographical maps. Vulnerable to thermal and electromagnetic interference.
Mirage 1975 F-1 Ligier JS-11 Formula-1 racer More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Cosmic Rust Frank Welker Alive
Mirage is not thrilled about being an Autobot freedom fighter. Prefers hunting turbofoxes on Cybertron with his high-priced friends. Effective fighter, more effective intelligence gatherer. Electro-disrupter can cast illusions altering his physical placement and appearance for up to 6 minutes. Expert marksman with armor-piercing rocket-dart hunting rifle. Unsure of Autobot cause... cant be fully trusted.
Trailbreaker 1985 Toyota 4WD Hilux Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). Cosmic Rust. Early script for Transformers:The Movie shows his dead body as the Decepticons retreated from Autobot City. Frank Welker Unknown (possibly dead)
Trailbreaker makes light of any situation, no matter how serious. Practical joker and cheerleader, but considers himself a liability to Autobots since he consumes the most fuel. Lacks self-esteem and often asks to be left behind. Projects nearly impenetrable invisible force-field. Can jam radio transmissions. Very slow. Often mopes about his handicaps, but his bravery and defensive prowess is unquestioned.
Sunstreaker 1974 Super-Tuned Lamborghini Countach LP500S Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). The Transformers: The Movie. Later appeared in Transformers: Headmasters (In Japan). Corey Burton Alive
The complete egotist, Sunstreaker thinks he is the most beautiful thing on Earth. Loves his sleek styling, contemptuous of other Autobot race cars. Fires laser-guided ground-to-air rockets and high energy electron pulses at 300 bursts/sec. Tough polymer-steel skin resists artillery. Not a team player. Can be baited into dangerous situations, but is a very calm, competent and ruthless war machine.
Bluestreak 1974 Nissan 280ZX Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 3). He was last seen helping Kup put up the barricades in "The Transformers: The Movie". It's unknown whether or not he made it back to Autobot City in time. Casey Kasem Unknown (possibly alive)
Bluestreak often talks incessantly and inanely. Lightens the situation for all Autobots with his good-natured manner. Despite formidable weaponry and blazing speed, he hates war. Haunted by memory of Decepticons destroying his home-city. Fires bombs up to 8.3 miles and lightning-like 80,000 volt beam up to 12 miles of limited accuracy. Often inhibited by his disdain for combat.
Tracks 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in Dinobot Island (Part 2). "Scramble City". Survived battle of Autobot City in "The Transformers: The Movie" but did not make final cut. Michael McConnohie Alive
Called "lousy Earth-lover" by some fellow Autobots because he prefers sleek Earth car form to original robot form. Thinks they're jealous of his good looks but they feel struggle against Decepticons should be his top concern. As car goes 280 mph... uses wings under rear fenders for sub-sonic flight. As car or robot uses launcher to fire heat-seeking incendiary missiles 60 miles. Has blinding black beam gun.
Grapple 1951 Mitsubishi Fuso Crane Truck Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in The Master Builder. Seen briefly in The Transformers: The Movie Peter Renaday Alive
On Cybertron his buildings are considered works of art... On Earth his ideas limited by war. Takes pride in his work, prone to severe depression if they're destroyed in battle. As crane can lift up to 35-ton object and position it with precision and grace. As robot has high-temperature arc-welder rifle... can launch rockets 4.5 miles from wrist sockets. Prone to breakdown in vehicle mode.
Red Alert Lamborghini Countach LP500S Dinobot Island (Part 1) The Revenge of Bruticus Storyboards for Transformers: The Movie show Red Alert killed by the Constructicons after helping Sideswipe, Tracks, and Ultra Magnus stop Devastator. The scene was cut out of the Battle of Autobot City. Michael Chain Unknown (possibly dead)
Paranoia makes him good at his job... nothing escapes his notice, no matter how small. When his sensors are activated, thinks trouble is coming. Edgy... unpopular with comrades, but appreciated. Can trigger alarms in other Autobots. Excellent sensory perception. Fast in vehicular mode. Carries 25-mile range rocket launcher and particle beam rifle. Prone to rash judgements which can lead to injury to himself and comrades.
Smokescreen Datsun 280ZX Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in The Master Builder. Scramble City. In the original Storyboards for Transformers: The Movie, it was Smokescreen who lay dead, rather than Wheeljack (Though Wheeljack's corpse is painted with Smokescreen's color scheme when Springer enters the room before the shot changes to focus on Arcee moving Windcharger's body). Later seen in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan) Jack Angel Unknown (possibly alive)
Whether engaged in raging battle or friendly conversation, an ulterior purpose usually exists. Job is to lead enemy astray. Sneaky, but charming and affable... considered most devious yet most trusted of Autobots. In car mode, emits thick smoke from tailpipe... attracts to metal. In robot mode, shoots missiles which wreak havoc on enemy aircraft radar and guidance systems... electro-disrupter rifle shorts out electrical targets.
Hoist 1984 Toyota 4WD Hilux Tow Truck Dinobot Island Part 1 Scramble city Michael Chain Alive
"No exceptions!" - All Autobots must submit to his maintenance schedule... knows they must operate at peak efficiency in battle. Jovial, enjoys job and is good at it - will find any problem, from engine overhaul to smallest leaky gasket. As tow truck, hauls 40,000 lbs. As robot, very strong... launches heat-seeking missiles from wrist sockets. Full spectrum multi-sensor behind his head determines an object's composition, density, tensile strength, energy properties.
Inferno 1955 Mitsubishi Fuso Fire Truck Dinobots Island Part 1 Scramble City, but was credited in "The Transformers: The Movie" Walker Edmiston Alive
"The hotter things get, the better I like it!"... not only fires, but battle too. Often distracted from performing his job to engage in combat. Can do anything Earth fire trucks can in vehicular mode. Great strength... ceramic-plated armored skin can take up to 8000 degrees Celsius. Extinguisher rifle shoots flame-suppressing foam and an energy damping beam to counter other beams. Forearms shoot missiles. Doesn't follow orders well, not very mobile as robot.
Skids Honda City Turbo Mini-Van Quest for Survival Triple Takeover Michael Chain (Quest for Survival) and Dan Gilvezan (Triple Takeover) Unknown (possibly dead)
A daydreamer... often bumps into things at 60 mph while pondering Earth life instead of a Decepticon attack. Considers Earth one vast lab for his research. His findings are often invaluable to fellow Autobots. Enormous memory storage capacity. Carries a liquid nitrogen rifle with 600 foot range. Twin electron blaster of 20,000 volts can short-circuit almost anything. At 560 mph can stop within 25 feet. Not very fast... often in danger due to daydreaming.

Mini-Bots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Windcharger 1984 Pontiac Trans Am Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in S.O.S. Dinobots. Was found dead by Arcee in The Transformers: The Movie. Appeared in Call of the Primitives as an animation error. John Stephenson Dead
Windcharger is the fastest Autobot over short distances. Good in situations requiring fast, decisive action. Enthusiastic but inpatient. Short attention span. Casts powerful magnetic fields which can attract or repel large metal objects. Smashes them at closer distances. These abilities use up tremendous energy. Often burns himself out due to carelessness.
Brawn 1969 Land Rover Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). Killed by Megatron in gun mode held by Starscream in Transformers: The Movie. Corey Burton Dead
To Brawn, Earth is essentially a hostile environment - and he loves it. Strong, rugged, agile - the most macho of all Autobots. Delights in challenges. Sorry for those not as tough as himself. Second strongest Autobot - can lift 190,000 pounds and knock down a small building with one punch. High resistance to artillery fire. Vulnerable to attack by electromagnetic waves.
Huffer Single Axle Cab-Over Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). The Transformers: The Movie. He was last seen helping Kup put up barricades in the film. He received offscreen damage and was mentioned dead by Daniel Witwicky in Dark Awakening. John Stephenson Dead
Huffer is cynical, hard-boiled and pessimistic. "He looks at the world through sludge-colored windshields." Will complain it can't be built, then builds it anyway. Not too sociable, but absolutely reliable. Arm sensors can test materials for strength, heat resistance, elasticity, etc. Extremely strong. Superior mathematical and geometrical abilities. Often unhappy and homesick for Cybertron.
Gears 1952 4WD Off-Road Pickup Truck Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). "The Transformers: The Movie" It's likely he was killed when Unicron attacked Moon base 1 since he wasn't seen on the shuttle that came to Earth. Don Messick Unknown (possibly dead)
Gears is anti-social, a self-proclaimed misfit. Finds fault in everything and everyone. Acts this way to help cheer others up as they try to cheer him up. Tremendous strength and endurance. Totes heavy loads long distances. Launches to height of 20 miles, floats down on compressed air. Becomes an easy target due to limited manuverability. Can detect infrared.
Warpath M551 Sheridan Tank Dinobot Island part 2 Ghost in the Machine Alan Oppenheimer Alive
Thinks he's more impressive than his comrades do... likes to show off his sharpshooting. Boisterous, loud-mouthed... raucous sense of humor makes him welcome company. Vain - upset by even the smallest scratch to his gun barrel. Can go 30 mph over roughest terrain, hit a hex-nut 1.5 miles away. Shoots explosives, thermal, cryogenic, acid, sonic shells. Great strength but helpless if upended.
Seaspray Hovercraft Dinobot Island (Part 2) Thief in the Night Alan Oppenheimer and Wally Burr (PSA) Alive
Displays a zest for his job unmatched by fellow Autobots. Loves the ocean and its creatures... unhappy when he returns to land and reverts to robot form. Loves the thrill of naval battle. Can go 120 knots, 4000-mile range. Has sonar radar and underwater and surface-to-air lasers, also used in robot mode. Wheels allow limited land travel. Not too strong or mobile as robot.
Powerglide A-10 Warthog Dinobot Island Part 1 Ghost in the Machine Michael Chain Alive
A show off... proud that he's one of few Autobots that can fly. Incredible maneuverability... delights in displaying his dazzling aerial virtuousity, to friends or foes... just wants their appreciation of his talent. Cruises at 500 mph... can increase power output and speed to 3200 mph for short periods. Carries small concussion bombs... shoots thermal beam as plane and robot. Gets into more troubles with enemy planes than he can handle.
Beachcomber 1945 Dune Buggy The Insecticon Syndrome Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Alan Oppenheimer Alive
No interest in warfare; prefers long, lone trips into deserts and along coasts... only places he feels he can escape to and relax. Cool-headed, low-key, personable - what Earthlings call "laid-back". Fights when called upon despite anti-war feelings. Range of 800 miles... can go over very rugged terrain. Sensors can determine chemical composition of land and find needed resources. Susceptible to mental stress.
Cosmos Flying Saucer Megatron's Master Plan (Part 2) Grimlock's New Brain Michael McConnohie Alive
Lonely in outer space... relieves boredom by scaring humans by hovering over their backyards at night or zig-zagging through meteor showers. Can achieve Earth orbit, even go to Moon and back with enough fuel. Acts as communications satellite... optical sensors can see bicycle at 600 miles. Has pinpoint accuracy, high-powered particle beam. Not well-suited to function on ground as robot.
Outback Series III Land Rover Five Faces of Darkness (Part 1) The Quintesson Journal Dan Gilvezan (Five Faces of Darkness) and Gregg Berger (The Quintesson Journal) Alive
Thinks going by the book is going the long way. Doesn't follow plans - or roads! Cuts across parking lots, sidewalks, backyards to get where he's going. Travels at 110 mph, range 800 miles, his 4-wheel drive handles roughest terrain, climbs grades up to 50 degrees. Carries turret-mounted mortar cannon that shoots armour-piercing shells.
Pipes Single Axle Cab-Over Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Forever Is a Long Time Coming Hal Rayle Alive
Fascinated by seemingly worthless Earthen gadgetry - carrot juicers, musical wrist-watches, electrical hair combers, etc.. Collects them in unused corner of Ark, creating a mini museum of American consumerisim. Travels at 100 mph, range 400 miles, hauls up to 60 tons. Twin exhaust pipes emit corrosive gases that can dissolve 2" thick steel slab in 10 minutes.
Swerve Pickup Truck Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Forever Is a Long Time Coming None Alive
If Autobots had drivers licenses, his would have been revoked. A menace on highways. Doesn't pay attention to where he's going or the orders he's being given - easily distracted by anything. Hands' sensors can determine physical and chemical properties of metals. Goes 120 mph, range 500 miles in car mode. Gets into lots of accidents.
Tailgate 1986 Pontiac Trans Am Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5), only appearance Ted Schwartz Alive
He sometimes has his mind stuck in low gear, believes 55 mph speed limit is infringement on rights of cars. Garages are prisons to him... doesn't understand Earth machines are not alive. Goes 180 mph, range 600 miles. Uses ferrocobalt magnet under hood to be pulled by and within a few feet of other vehicles, reducing his fuel use to near zero. Prone to overheating.

Others[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Skyfire/Jetfire Cybertronian Jet, (Jetfire VF-1S Super Valkyrie) Fire In the Sky Day of the Machines A ship that looks like Skyfire was seen and destroyed in "Dark Awaking". It is unknown if this was really Skyfire. Gregg Berger Unknown (possibly dead)
Swiftest Autobot. Daring in battle... believes victory will come via technological advancement. Adds twin scramjet modules and liquid hydrogen fuel tanks to escape Earth's gravity. Flies halfway around the world in 30 minutes. Carries 4 particle-beam cannons and heat-seeking photon missiles. Prone to mechanical failures due to advanced technology.
Blaster 1984 Radio-Cassette Deck Dinobot Island (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Buster Jones Alive (Later killed and rebuilt into Twincast in Transformers Headmasters.)
Finds all Earth music interesting, but it's rock'n'roll - good, hard and loud - that really sparks his circuits. In the forefront of any situation he's involved in. As AM/FM stereo cassette player, he can perform as deck plus receive radio signals of all frequencies with power outputs as low as 1/1,000,000 watt. Acts as Autobot communications center... can transmit up to 4,000 miles. Carries electro-scrambler gun that disrupts electrical devices.
Perceptor Microscope Dinobot Island (Part 2) The Face of Nijika Later appeared in Transformers: Victory (In Japan). Paul Eiding Alive
Unquenchable thirst for knowledge... seeks it to exclusion of all else... Main role is to study the best ways the Autobots can adapt to Earth. Extremely smart. Scientific specialties are metallurgy, molecular chemistry, electrical engineering. As microscope, capable of powerful magnification. Lens barrel converts to powerful light cannon. Carries concussion rifle in robot mode. Absent minded. Lenses are his weakest part.
Omega Supreme Base with Tank and Rocket ship Blaster Blues The Big Broadcast of 2006 Jack Angel Alive
The ultimate defense force! Great strength, even greater courage. Serious, even grim... last line of Autobot defense. Protects the Ark and all else vital to his cause. As robot, can shatter a mountainside, lift 300,000 tons with clawed arm, destroy 12" steel cube with plasma blaster arm. Has head-mounted laser cannon. Can transform to laser cannon tank and launching pad with rocket. Rocket can achieve planetary orbit.
Devcon Cybertronian Jet or Cybertronian Car The Gambler The Gambler, only appearance John Stephenson Unknown
Bounty hunter. Helped Smokescreen save the Autobots from certain death.
Alpha Trion/A3 none The Search for Alpha Trion Sacrifices himself in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2). Last Seen in The Rebirth (Part 3) as part of Vector Sigma John Stephenson, Corey Burton (War Dawn) and Tony Pope (A3, Forever is a Long Time Coming) Part of Vector Sigma
The oldest Autobot. One of the original creations of the Cybertronian super-computer Vector Sigma. Was once known as A3 in his earliest days. Was the guardian of the Matrix of Leadership when it had no bearer and was the one who created Optimus Prime. His body is lifeless but his spirit remains in Vector Sigma.
Broadside Aircraft carrier/Jet Fighter Carnage in C-Minor The Burden Hardest to Bear Bill Martin Alive
Doesn't like transforming into carrier or jet - gets seasick on water, has fear of heights. Effective, valiant warrior, but other Autobots wish he wouldn't gripe so much. Expands to 1200 ft. length as carrier, capable of landing jets and carrying other Autobots. 15,000 mile range, 40 knots maximum speed. Projects 80,000 volt electric field around himself in jet mode. Has high-energy plasma-pulse gun and shattering vibro-ax in robot mode.
Metroplex Autobot City/Battle Station Scramble City first spoke in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Bud Davis and Ron Feinberg (Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5) Alive
Startlingly versatile, staggeringly strong, the Autobots last line of defense... a mighty instrument of titanic destructive force. Extremely modest about his achievements... berates himself for not doing more. In robot mode, he can lift 70,000 tons, has shoulder-mounted twin high-energy maser cannons and omni-directional receiving and transmitting antenna. In city mode, has helipad and fully equipped repair bays that can handle four vehicles at once. Left rear tower transforms into tank, Slammer, who has rocket-propelled mortar cannon. Scamper is sports car with side mounted electro-blasters; transforms into robot, uses high-energy particle beam pistol. Six-gun is small robot, has ion-pulse rifles for arms, twin surface-to-air guided missile launchers on back, acetylene pistol. In battle station mode, uses all these weapons and twin disrupter rays, laser lances, powerful anti-matter projectors.
Sky Lynx Space Shuttle/Pteranodon/Lynx Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Aron Kincaid Alive
A powerful fighter. Self-centered and boastful. Fearless, daring, believes himself to be superior to many of his fellow Autobots. Shell-resistant and steel-reinforced hull can withstand enemy bombardment and extreme temperature variations. Possesses solar powered auxiliary engines. Acetylene blaster inside cockput shoots 3000 degree flames. As space shuttle, has interplanetary travel capabilities - maximum speed 30,000 mph, range 40,000,000 miles.
Punch/Counterpunch Pontiac Fiero (Punch) / Lamborghini Diablo (Counterpunch) The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 2) John Moschitta, Jr. Alive
Punch, the Autobot, transforms into Counterpunch, the Decepticon, to infiltrate enemy installations. Cool-headed, a robot of few words, reveals little of his true self to either side. Maximum car mode speed: 160 mph. Uses twin mortar launcher in Autobot mode, photon cannon in Decepticon mode.
Sandstorm 1965 Dune Buggy/Agusta Helicopter Fight or Flee Starscream's Ghost Jerry Houser Alive
Always takes death-defying risks. Anything less than dangerous is boring to him. In battle, gets close enough to count the bolts in Decepticon armor plates. As helicopter and buggy, he's adept at using rotors and exhaust to whip up blinding clouds of dust and sand. Extremely maneuverable. Carries sandblaster gun that shoots streams of silicate particles that can erode anything.
Beta none Forever Is a Long Time Coming Forever Is a Long Time Coming, only appearance Susan Blu Unknown
Female Autobot. Used to work with Alpha Trion back on Cybertron.

Dinobots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Grimlock Tyrannosaurus rex Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Call Of The Primitives Gregg Berger Alive
Most fearsome and powerful Dinobot. Although dedicated to the Autobot cause, resents authority. Cold, merciless, but a valiant warrior. Has contempt for the weak, including all humans. Great strength, uses jaws to break almost anything in two. Carries energon sword and galaxial rocket launcher in Dinobot mode. Other than arrogance and lack of speed, has no real weakness.
Slag Triceratops Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Call Of The Primitives Neil Ross Alive
Enjoys melting enemies into pools of liquid metal. Like his fellow Dinobots, resents authority. Disruptive - often brawls with comrades. Shoots 3000 degrees Celsius flame up to 80 feet from mouth. Enormous strength - can shatter a brick building with head. Uses electron blaster in Dinobot mode. Rash, not too bright. Nasty, mean-spirited... often the other Autobots won't help when hes in trouble.
Sludge Apatosaurus Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Call of the Primitives Frank Welker Alive
Likes to make presence known - a footstep can be heard and felt in a 3-mile radius. Gentle and shy, but terrifying and unstoppable in battle. Like other Dinobots, dislikes authority. Can exert 40,000 psi via feet - enough to shatter a bridge. Immense strength and endurance. Adept at fighting in water, swamp, and jungle. Slow, not too clever - often victim of the calamities he causes.
Snarl Stegosaurus Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in War of the Dinobots Call Of The Primitives Hal Rayle Alive
An unhappy loner of few words and fewer opinions. Finds joy only in battle. Hates his Dinobot form, longs to return to Cybertron. Large golden plates on spinal assembly are solar collectors... strength increases tenfold in sunlight. Tail can shatter 20 foot concrete cube. Armored hide resists most missiles. Vulnerable to nighttime attacks due to his weaker state. Slow... uncooperative nature hinders others from helping him.
Swoop Pteranodon Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in War of the Dinobots Call of the Primitives Michael Bell Alive
Enjoys watching enemies scatter before him as he dives down from sky... considers spreading fear his greatest weapon. This Dinobot's kind, good-natured side disguised by his horrifying form... even his comrades shy away. Flies at 250 mph... air-to-air missile launcher under each wing fires missiles equivalent of 5000 lbs. TNT, 8 mile range. As robot, uses launchers and 4000 degrees Celsius thermal sword. Fragile wings vulnerable to enemy firepower.

Aerialbots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Silverbolt Concorde Created by the Autobots in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) Was wounded by Sixshot in The Rebirth (Part 1) and rebuilt into engines to move Cybertron in The Rebirth (Part 3) Charlie Adler Alive
Scared of heights. Brave, grimly determined warrior, but he struggles to maintain that image in order to hide his phobia. Selected by Optimus Prime to command so he'd be too busy worrying about others to worry about himself. In jet mode, speed of Mach 1.9, range 4500 miles. Carries electrostatic battery that releases bolt of up to 150,000 volts through his nose cone. Uses electrostatic discharger rifle in robot mode.
Air Raid 1973 F-15 Eagle Created by the Autobots in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) Was wounded by Sixshot in The Rebirth (Part 1) and rebuilt into engines to move Cybertron in The Rebirth (Part 2) | Rob Paulsen Alive
Prefers streaking into a cluster of Decepticons to shooting at them from long range... says, "that always sparks their wires a bit." Tactically, most fearless Aerialbot... just wants to have fun. Flies at Mach 2.5, range 1500 miles. Carries air-to-air heat-seeking missiles, uses torque rifle whose beam applies 80,000 psi of rotational force.
Slingshot Harrier Jump Jet Created by the Autobots in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) Was wounded by Sixshot in The Rebirth (Part 1) and rebuilt into engines to move Cybertron in The Rebirth (Part 2) | Rob Paulsen Alive
He won't ever win a Mr. Popularity contest - incessant braggart, takes credit for exploits of other Autobots. Optimus Prime is supportive since he's hard-working and loyal, but he secretly lacks self-confidence. Vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft, flies at Mach 1.6, range 800 miles, extremely maneuverable. Sharpshooter - has twin mortar cannons as jet, neutron rifle as robot.
Skydive 1967 F-16 Created by the Autobots in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) Was wounded by Sixshot in The Rebirth (Part 1) and rebuilt into engines to move Cybertron in The Rebirth (Part 2) Laurie Faso Alive
Would rather read about jet fighters than be one... fascinated by the science of aerial warfare. Can, within the limits of his design, duplicate the flying motion of anything he sees... maybe most skilled flyer of all Transformers. Flies at Mach 2.6, range 1400 miles. Carries laser guided missiles, uses nega-gun that crumbles objects by breaking molecular bonds. Prone to mid-air stalls.
Fireflight F-4 Phantom Created by the Autobots in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) Was wounded by Sixshot in The Rebirth (Part 1) and rebuilt into engines to move Cybertron in The Rebirth (Part 3) | Jeff Mackay Alive
If Aerialbots needed pilots' licenses, he'd never have gotten his... a hazard in the skies. Doesn't pay attention to where he's going since he's too busy marvelling at scenery. Flies at Mach 2.0, range 1000 miles. Carries flammable "fire-fog" missiles, uses photon displacer gun that affects sight by distorting light waves.
Superion The 5 Aerialbots The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Ed Gilbert and Frank Welker (The Key to Vector Sigma) Alive
A fierce and frightful fighting machine. Suppresses thought of the five Aerialbots that comprise him, directs his thinking to one purpose: destruction of Decepticons. Cold, aloof. Flies at 800 mph, range 5800 miles. Can demolish a battleship with one blow. Uses electrostatic discharger rifle. Difficult for him to adapt to new situations or be innovative due to limited mental functions.

Protectobots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Streetwise Nissan 300ZX Z31 Police Car Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Peter Cullen Alive
Nothing escapes his notice... amazing capacity to adapt to understand his environment. Clever and determined - nothing deters him from seeking his prey - except an empty fuel tank. As car, has powerful double-mounted air-compressor cannon with 50 mile range; as robot uses blinding photon pistol. Sometimes overheats as car.
Groove Harley Davidson Tour Glide Motorcycle Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive
A full tank, clear skies, open road - that's all he wants out of life. Relaxed, easy going, happy wherever he is. Pacifist - difficult for him to accept his role as part of the Protectobot team. Speed: 140 mph, range: 800 miles. Uses twin vaporators, which shoot mists of oxidizing, freezing, and corrosive liquids; and photon pistol.
First Aid Toyota Hiace First appeared in Revenge of Bruticus. First spoke in Surprise Party. The Rebirth (Part 3) Michael Bell Alive
Hates seeing any machine in pain - even those who don't know it, like a broken street lamp or an overheated car. Compassionate, cautious - will restrict an Autobot to repair bay for faulty directional signal. Carries dual-barrelled decrystallizer cannon - weakens metal by disrupting crystal-line structure - and photon pistol. Fists shoot laser beams used for welding in surgery.
Hot Spot Mitsubishi Fuso Fire Truck First appeared in Revenge of Bruticus. First spoke in B.O.T.. The Rebirth (Part 3) Dan Gilvezan Alive
Likes to be where the action is. Charismatic, inspiring... other Protectobots have difficulty keeping up with his non-stop pace. Believes in being maximally operational every moment of one's life. His fire truck hose shoots high-pressure water 1200 feet. As robot, can press 60,000 pounds, uses fireball cannons that shoot bursts of 2000 degrees F. blue flame 1.5 miles.
Blades Bell 204 Helicopter Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive
Basically a street fighter - prefers using rotor blades for slashing Decepticons rather than for flying. Considers long-range air attacks unsporting, cowardly. Maximum speed: 400 mph; range: 1200 miles. Twin launchers fire "smart" rockets that seek targets based on encoded computer images. Uses photon pistol.
Defensor The 5 Protectobots B.O.T. The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Christopher Collins Alive
Views humans as if they were his own children - will expend his last drop of fuel to protect them. Seeks human friendship, but humans fear his hulking, mechanical form. Can lift 300,000 pounds with one hand. Impervious to most artillery, can surround himself with force field for brief periods. Carries fireball cannon... shoots 2000 degree bursts of blue fire 1.5 miles.

Female Autobots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Elita One/Ariel Cybertronian car The Search for Alpha Trion War Dawn (Ariel) Marlene Aragon and Samantha Newark (Ariel) Unknown
Elita One is a devoted Autobot and powerful warrior, fearless in the face of the enemy, but compassionate to those who need her help. She is eternally in love with the heroic Optimus Prime.
Chromia Cybertronian van The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion Linda Gary Unknown
Chromia is a soldier under the command of Elita One and seems to function as a second-in-command for her, leading the rest of the team when Elita's not around. She's brave, hard as nails and, not surprisingly, in a relationship with Ironhide. She has also taken over from Firestar as Flareup's mentor when the latter turned out to be better suited to more offense-oriented tasks.
Firestar Cybertronian truck The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion Morgan Lofting Unknown
Firestar is one of the members of Elita One's Autobot resistance and specialized in rescue missions. Practical and unprepossessing, she is nonetheless particularly useful during thefts of Decepticon Energon cubes, as her vehicle mode is capable of transporting large numbers of them, Firestar is a close friend of Inferno and Chromia, and entrusted the safety of her protégé Flareup to the latter.
Moonracer Cybertronian car The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion Morgan Lofting Unknown
Amongst her colleagues, Moonracer is the joy and the laughter. The bubbly little sister, Moonracer is full of naïve optimism and, to the dismay of her partners-in-guerrilla warfare, pratfalls. She worries that others, either friends or enemies, don't take her seriously and dismiss her as simply being cute. But she'll show them. She'll show them she too can be hardcore, according to Powerglide, Moonracer is the best sharpshooter in the galaxy, according to herself, she's the best in the Universe.

Technobots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Nosecone Cybertronian drill Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) David Workman Alive
Leader of the Techtobots. He makes enemy fortifications look like walls of Swiss cheese by the time he's finished with them. Slow and methodical - weathers artillery fire with the same calm he endures criticism of his apparent laziness. In vehicle mode, durabyllium - steel alloy drill can pierce almost any material; 2 rocket-propelled missiles use vidicon cameras to lock onto targets. In robot mode, has X-ray laser pistol.
Lightspeed Race Car Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Danny Mann Alive
He longs to be reconstructed into an interstellar spacecraft so he can explore the vast gulfs of space, feels he's a prisoner of gravity in his present form. In jet car mode, goes from 0 to 500 mph in 8 seconds. Cruising speed: 300 mph. Has twin infra-red scope missile launchers. In robot mode has blinding light-burst gun.
Strafe Jet Fighter Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen Alive
He never looks at his targets before he shoots since he never aims—he just sprays artillery in all directions as soon as he arrives. High-strung, unnerved by quiet, expert marksman. Lightning fast reflexes. In vehicle mode, maximum ground speed: 250 mph; maximum air speed: 580 mph. Carries twin automatic light-pulse blasters. In robot mode, uses heat-ray rifle.
Scattershot Cybertronian Jet Fighter/Cannon Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener Alive
A brawling, bragging berserker... he wades into a Decepticon patrol with all barrels blazing, doesn't stop until he's out of ammo. Calls those who disapprove of his methods 'tinplated bucketheads.' Rude, gruff, and direct. In vehicle and battle station modes, has electron pulse cannon in nosecone; array of sonic, thermal and artillery shell guns. In robot mode, has 500 rounds-per-minute automatic acid-pellet gun.
Afterburner Motorcycle Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Jim Cummings Alive
Quick to anger, even quicker to attack. Defiant, uncooperative, nasty tempered. Hates authority. In vehicle mode, uses solid rocket fuel packs to boost speed to 450 mph. Tires secrete adhesive that enables him to drive up most walls. Carries 2 laser-guided incendiary missiles, rapid-fire plasma pulse cannon. In robot mode, uses semi-automatic sonic blaster pistol.
Computron The 5 Technobots Grimlock's New Brain The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Bert Kramer Alive
He always makes the right choice... but takes several minutes to make it, since he first completely analyzes input from the 5 Technobots who comprise him. They sometimes merge to figure out great tasks. Has great strength, equipped with data processing, communications, radar equipment. Uses Scattershot's automatic acid-pellet gun. Chooses his words with great care and precision—when Computron talks, everyone listens.

Throttlebots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Chase Ferrari Testarossa The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 3 Rob Paulsen Alive
Impatient, overeager, usually ten miles down the road before other Throttlebots have shifted into gear. Likes to brag about past exploits and future conquests. Very popular. In car mode, can cruise at 240 mph. Excellent vision—can see long distances in three directions at the same time. Possesses an array of radar dishes positioned under roof in car mode. Prone to drive shaft and transmission problems.
Freeway Sports car The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 3 Danny Mann Alive
The Throttlebot's self-appointed comedian. Specializes in insulting others, but gets angry when others make fun of him. His car radio intercepts and decodes enemy radio broadcasts, transmitts erroneous ones instead. Uses sonic land mines, magnetic homing grenades, rusting agents, etc. for sabotage. At times he laughs so hard at his jokes he blows internal circuits and disables himself.
Goldbug 1979 VW Beetle The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Was rebuilt from Bumblebee into Goldbug in The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2 and last appeared in The Rebirth Part 3. Dan Gilvezan Alive
After Bumblebee was badly damaged while fighting a hate-plague infected Superion, he was rebuilt as a Throttlebot by a Quintesson who was aiding the Autobots at the time. The newly brought back to life Optimus Prime gave Bumbelee his new name Goldbug due to his new look. As Goldbug, he has the mind of the Autobot Bumblebee, but with a new, improved body. More serious, assertive, mature than he was. Realizes what others think of him isn't nearly as important as what he thinks of himself. Excellent fuel efficiency; 2 1/2 times better than the next best Throttlebot. Adaptable to underwater, cold and hot environments. Can withstand temperatures from -150 to 180 degrees fahrenheit.
Rollbar Jeep Wrangler The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 1 Dan Gilvezan Alive
Impulsive, loves to take chances, put his life on the line. Speaks in corny, macho cliches, which unintentionally elicits laughter from the other Throttlebots. Extremely agile in jeep mode; can go into flips and rolls with very little loss in speed. Has built-in chemical sensors, radiation detectors, audio and video recorders to assist his tracking.
Searchlight Ford RS200 The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 3 Steve Bulen Alive
A creature of the night. Cruises the Earth with the curiosity of a cat. Nothing is too insignificant or irrelevant to escape his notice. Quiet, serious; a loner. Top row of headlights equipped with stereoscopic digital video cameras, spectroscopic chemical analyzer, and radiation detector. Bottom lights can produce strobe effect, full color spectrum with blinding 10,000 watt brightness.
Wideload Dump Truck The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 1 Corey Burton Alive
Usually he's so dirty you'd think he sweated grease, but he's a neatness fanatic. Vain and superficial—judges others on appearances. Uses spare time to work on his polish. Can haul up to 1,000,000 pounds. Uses hands and tires' sensors to find new sources of raw materials. Unusually susceptible to rust, an embarrassment given his pride in his appearance.

Targetmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Sureshot Race Car The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen Alive
His confidence borders on arrogance—can hit targets blindfolded, from memory. Resents his twin laser cannon, Spoilsport, since he needs no help from Sureshot to shoot, and never asks for any. Spoilsport likes to shoot and show off on his own. The two only cooperate when their lives depend on it. In vehicle mode, Sureshot's maximum speed: 290 mph, range: 1200 miles.
Pointblank Truck The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Neil Ross Alive
He's a somber, no-nonsense sort, weary from millions of years of war on Cybertron. Believes words can do more harm than weapons, so he has few to offer. Understands the reason for the Autobot-Nebulan alliance, but disapproves of it. Peacemaker, his stereophonic sonic blaster, is a Nebulan law enforcement official who's trying, but failing, to persuade Pointblank to be more accommodating.
Crosshairs Truck The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Neil Ross Alive
Meticulous, cautious, some would say overcautious—won't take a shot unless he's sure he can't miss... won't waste ammo. Pinpointer, his dual rocket-propelled grenade launcher, can lock on target in less than .0003 seconds, but usually trusts Crosshairs to decide when to shoot. In vehicle mode, maximum speed: 160 mph, range: 750 miles; built for traversing rough terrain.

Headmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Hardhead Tank The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener Alive
The only way to get him to follow advice is to persuade him to come up with the idea himself. Stubborn, doesn't talk much. Binary-bonded to Duros, a Nebulan who loves who loves a battle as much as he does. In tank mode, maximum speed: 155 mph. Range: 450 miles. Has 120MM laser-guided gun that shoots incendiary, sonic and explosive shells. In robot mode, has 2 shatterblasters that shoot diamond-hard shards.
Chromedome Car The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive
Spent several thousand years crunching numbers at Cybertron's Institute for Higher Programming before a Decepticon attack reduced it to a pile of smoking microchips. Binary-bonded to Stylor, an egotistical Nebulan more concerned with personal appearance than warfare. In car mode, maximum speed: 478 mph. Range: 630 miles. Hood-mounted infra-red range finder automatically targets roof-mounted dual lasers.
Brainstorm Jet Fighter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Michael Bell Alive
So full of ideas that he often begins disclosing a new one before he finishes explaining an old one. Worked with the mysterious Nebulan medical doctor, Arcana, to whom he's binary-bonded, to devise new technology that created the Headmasters. In jet mode, maximum speed: 5200 mph. Range: 8000 miles. In robot mode, carries high-energy photon pulse cannons. Sometimes overheats and shorts out sections of his cerebro-circuitry.
Highbrow Helicopter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive
To him, warfare is barbaric, worthy of only the most primitive... thinks differences need to be talked about, which he does endlessly. Uses big words no one else understands. A self-righteous snob. Binary-bonded to Gort, a cheerful, courageous young Nebulan. In helicopter mode, maximum speed: 1200 mph; equipped with radioactive jammers, target-indicating radar, magnetic, infra-red, and audio sensors. In robot mode, uses 2 corrosive acid rainmaker rifles.
Cerebros Miniature Battle Station/Fortress Maximus's head The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Jered Barclay Alive
War-weary Autobot who must be repeatedly persuaded to join the others. Eventually became a Headmaster with Spike as his counterpart.
Fortress Maximus City/Battle Station Created by Spike Witwicky in The Rebirth (Part 3) The Rebirth (Part 3), only appearance Stephen Keener Alive
Valiant, courageous, a warrior without peer... but peace is his most fervent wish. Fights only out of necessity; believes all violence is ultimately pointless and counterproductive. Transforms to battle station and city modes. Armed with twin laser-guided mortars on legs, heat-seeking dual laser blasters, and fusion-powered photon rifle. Has communications, detection, and repair equipment. Controls two armored vehicles, Gasket and Grommet, which combine to form Cog. Head transforms to semi-autonomous Cerebros, who is binary-bonded to the Nebulan leader, Spike.

Clones[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Fastlane/Cloudraker Dune Buggy (Fastlane), Jet (Cloudraker) The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 2) Rob Paulsen (Fastlane), Danny Mann (Cloudraker) Alive
Cloudraker often acts frustrated, can't reach escape velocity and achieve orbit. Extreme claustrophobe - feels the sky isn't big enough for him. Usually flies as high as he can. Terrified of being on the ground. In vehicle mode, uses 2 gravity-rod rifles to cause objects to float away or crash to the ground. Fastlane is a bit immature, sometimes acts like a thrill-seeking show-off, enjoys looking for new ways to get his kicks. Usually makes reckless driving a way of life. In vehicle mode, reaches maximum speed of 220 mph; maximum speed with booster jets: 550 mph. Range: 350 miles. In robot mode, carries 2 sonic boom rifles; one blast can shatter foot-thick steel.

Decepticons[edit]

The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the movie and cartoon Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. Their best known leader is Megatron.

Other terms for the Decepticons are Décepticans (in France), Distructors (in Italy), Bedragarna (in Sweden) and Shakranikim (in Israel).

Main characters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Megatron 1913 U.N.C.L.E. Walther P-38 More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Turned into Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie. Last seen in The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1 in a flashback. Frank Welker Reformed (Galvatron)
Megatron combines brute strength, military cunning, ruthlessness and terror. Aches to return to Cybertron to complete the Decepticon conquest, but only after destroying all Autobots on Earth. Plans to possess all of Earth's resources. Incredibly powerful and intelligent. Fires particle beam fusion cannon. Can link up interdimensionally to a black hole and draw anti-matter from it for use as a weapon. No known weakness.
Soundwave Microcassette recorder More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Frank Welker and Hal Rayle (Fight or Flee) Alive (Killed and rebuilt into Soundblaster in Transformers: Headmasters.)
It is said Soundwave can hear a fly sneeze. Uses anything he hears for blackmail to advance his status. Opportunist. Despised by all other Decepticons. Sensors can detect even lowest energy radio transmissions. Able to read minds by monitoring electrical brain impulses. Acts as radio link for others. Locates and identifies Autobots, then informs Decepticons. Carries a concussion blaster gun. Often target of retaliation by his comrades.
Shockwave Laser Cannon More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Early scripts for Transformers The Movie say he was killed during Unicron's attack on Cybertron but the scene didn't make the final cut. Corey Burton Unknown (most likely dead)
Cold, brutal, scientific approach to war. Seeks to overthrow Megatron as leader of Decepticons because he believes logic says he would be better. As laser gun, can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, x-rays, light, infrared rays, radio waves, etc. Flies in laser gun or robot mode. High fuel use, but can be powered by nuclear sources. Often confounded by initiative, emotional thinking.
Skywarp 1975 F-15 Eagle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Turned into Cyclonus or Sweep in The Transformers: The Movie. Was seen in Starscream's coronation due to an animation error. Frank Welker Reformed (Cyclonus)
Skywarp is the sneakiest of all Decepticons. Enjoys playing cruel pranks on fellow Decepticons and appearing out of nowhere to attack Autobots. Not too smart. Would be useless without Megatron's supervision. Top speed of 1500 mph. Can instantly teleport up to 2.5 miles. Carries heat-seeking missiles and variable-calibre machine guns.
Starscream 1975 F-15 Eagle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Killed by Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie. Later revived by Unicron in Ghost in the Machine Christopher Collins Alive (Ghost)
Seeks to replace Megatron as leader. Ruthless, cold-blooded, and cruel. Considers himself the most sophisticated and handsome of Decepticons. Believes Decepticons should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute force to defeat Autobots. Fastest flyer of group, can reach Mach 2.8 and an altitude of 52 miles. Shoots cluster bombs and null-rays which disrupts the flow of electricity. Very good at what he does, but sometimes overrates himself.
Thundercracker 1975 F-15 Eagle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Turned into Scourge in The Transformers: The Movie.

Was seen in Starscream's coronation due to an animation error.

John Stephenson and Wally Burr (War Dawn) Reformed (Scourge)
Thundercracker is contemptuous of anything that cannot fly. Not totally convinced of the Decepticons' cause, but they've persuaded him to continue battling the Autobots. Flies at speeds up to 1500 mph... produces controlled, deafening sonic booms - can be heard for 200 miles. Equipped with powerful drone rockets and incendiary guns. Doubts about his cause sometimes impedes his effectiveness.
Reflector 1981 Kodak Camera More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Transformers:The Movie Christopher Collins Unknown (possibly dead)
A strange one, he is basically a 3-in-1 warrior-spy; 3 small Decepticons with a "hive-mind" and ALL TALK AT THE SAME TIME! Loves to observe things: vegetation, architecture, Earthen topography, and particularly comrade's mistakes. Likes to blackmail his associates and is impressed with his own ability. Has highly developed infra-red vision that can record images in darkness, through camouflage and at great distances. In camera mode, can emit powerful flash explosion that leaves enemy blind and disorientated for up to 15 seconds.

Insecticons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Shrapnel Stag beetle A Plague of Insecticons Turned into a Sweep in Transformers: The Movie. Last seen in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) (as an animation error). Hal Rayle Reformed (Sweep)
The noise of war and the screams of his foes are music to this loathsome Insecticon's audio-modules... has piercing battle cry... can be heard 8 miles away. In insect mode can use antennae to control almost any electrical device. In robot mode can attract lightning bolts to antennae and shoot them out hands. Grenade launcher shoots 30 pound steel balls that splinter into razor-sharp spikes. Insulation can stop his electrical blasts.
Bombshell Japanese rhinoceros beetle A Plague of Insecticons Turned into Cyclonus or Sweep in Transformers: The Movie. Last seen in Thief in the Night due to animation error. Michael Bell Reformed (Sweep, or Cyclonus)
Can turn foes into helpless accomplices by injecting cerebro-shells into their heads (robot or human) with his stinger... gives him control of their minds... has a cruel sense of humor... arms himself by having his victims debase themselves. In insect mode this Insecticon can fly 5.7 miles. In robot mode wears head-mounted mortar... throws 50 pound explosive shell 8 miles. Cerebro-shells can be used against him if removed from victims head.
Kickback Grasshopper A Plague of Insecticons Turned into a Sweep in The Transformers: The Movie. Last seen in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) due to an animation error. Clive Revill Reformed (Sweep)
Charming but cruelly clever... makes friends so he can influence them to do his bidding by digging up facts he can hold against them. Humans particularly susceptible to this Insecticon. In insect mode can jump 40 ft. for a distance of .1 mile... kick a hole in 1/4" steel. In robot mode can fly 30 mph up to 100 miles. Sub-machine gun fires 300 rounds per minute. Very vulnerable as insect and flying in high winds.

Constructicons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Hook 1970 Crane Vehicle Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross and Corey Burton (Day of the Machines) Alive
With precision of a fine jeweler, performs his job with skill unequalled among The Transformers, whether reconnecting a damaged microchip or setting a two ton girder into place. Snobbish, supercilious, unpopular perfectionist. Lifts 20 tons.
Scrapper 1971 Front End Loader Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Michael Bell Alive
A wizard at designing fortresses and energy plants, but modest. Shows his true malevolent genius by incorporating defeated Autobots into his buildings' structures. Shovel can slice through 12 in. thick carbon-steel, lift 30 tons.
Bonecrusher 1972 Bulldozer Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross and Michael Bell (The Autobot Run) Alive
Rubble-strewn wasteland is his idea of beautiful landscape. His wild ways create fear and terror. As vehicle, at 30 mph exerts 800,000 psi... has short-range concussion bomb launcher. As robot, carries laser pistol.
Long Haul 1973 Dump truck Heavy Metal War The Burden Hardest To Bear Gregg Berger Alive
Unhappy with unglamorous role, but understands its importance... helps build Decepticons' massive energy-recovery installations. As vehicle, can carry 90 tons for 1200 miles, use a dual heat-seeking missile mount. Can be goaded into fight in which he's overmatched.
Scavenger 1974 Excavator Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Don Messick Alive
Desperately tries to prove his worth to comrades by trying to find things of value - whether by digging up hillside or a backyard. Only tolerated by Megatron because of ability to use shovel's magnetic, ionic, electrical, gas sensors to detect presence of fuels, metals, etc.
Mixmaster 1975 Cement Truck Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Frank Welker Alive
Nothing is safe from him... will use anything from unliving rock to living robot in making new materials. Uses acids and bonding agents to reduce and recombine almost anything inside mixing drum... a chemistry lab on wheels.
Devastator The 6 Constructicons Heavy Metal War The Burden Hardest to Bear Arthur Burghardt Alive
Awesome and terrifying, this Decepticon is a bizarre combination of six Constructicons: Scrapper, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul and Mixmaster. Pure brutality - sole purpose is to crush all in his path. His mind is a melding together of his 6 parts, but limited by their competing thoughts. Enormous height, incredible strength - can knock down a bridge with one punch. Has 10,000 degrees Celsius solar energy beam rifle. Slow, awkward, not too bright.

Seekers[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Thrust Vertical Takeoff Jet Fighter Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in Dinobot Island (Part 2). Ghost in the Machine. Originally was killed by Unicron in "Transformers: The Movie", yet popped up in later episodes. Ed Gilbert Supposed to be dead.
He rattles the air with the roar of his jets... believes half the battle is won if the opponent is "psyched out" by his mere arrival, so he makes no attempt to be sneaky. Pompous, loud-mouthed braggart and not too brave. Sudden, powerful accelerations can topple nearby buildings. Flies at mach 2.5, can double speed in 20 seconds for up to two minutes. Carries four air-to-air missiles and two automatic missile launchers in robot mode.
Ramjet Jet Fighter Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in The Master Builder. Thief in the Night. Originally was killed by Unicron in "The Transformers: The Movie", but popped up in later episodes. Jack Angel Supposed to be dead.
Mid-air collisions are his specialty. Makes little difference if target is opponent or not, he'll crash into it just for fun. A terror without equal in the skies. "The skies are my castle and I like to live alone." His nose module can withstand impact of three-foot thick concrete at 1500 mph. Flies as fast as mach 2.8. Carries cluster bombs. Too many crashes can injure him, particularly internal mechanics.
Dirge Jet Fighter Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 2). First speaks in Auto Berserk. Ghost in the Machine. Originally was killed by Unicron in "The Transformers: The Movie" yet popped up in later episodes. Bud Davis Supposed to be dead.
The sound of his engines causes petrifying fear in those who hear them. He's a master at handling fear. Other Decepticons put off by his mournful, silent ways. "He gives me the creeps," says Ramjet. He carries two concussion missiles. Needs to control a situation otherwise, he, too falls victim to fear - making him useless as a warrior!

Decepticon City[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Trypticon Tyrannosaurus rex/Decepticon City/Battle Station Created by the Constructicons in Scramble City Call of the Primitives Brad Garrett Alive
Doesn't stop blasting until he's hip-deep in smoking rubble. Completely without mercy. Though dim-witted, he's the most lethal fighting machine devised by the Decepticons. In dinosaur mode, jumps 20 miles with rocket backpack. Shoots heat-seeking plasma bombs from mouth and mind-controlling hypno-beam from optical sensor. As city, has landing and repair bays, communications center and rotating scanners. In mobile station mode, has laser cannon, rotating blasters, destructo-beams and dual photon launchers.

Stunticons[edit]

Name Alternate Mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Motormaster Kenworth K100 Aerodyne Sleeper Tractor Trailer Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Roger C. Carmel Alive
No one on the road is colder and crueler. Shows no mercy to Autobots who happen to be on the highway with him. Seeks to destroy Optimus Prime so he can claim to be "King of the Road." Can survive a collision with anyone, except Optimus Prime. Reaches a top speed of 140 mph and can shatter a 20-foot concrete block. Uses a 400 mph, wind producing cyclone gun.
Drag Strip Tyrrell P34 Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Ron Gans Alive
Nasty, underhanded, loves to gloat over his victories. Would rather be scrapped than lose. Prone to overheating. Megatron would sooner melt him than talk to him, but knows he's even worse company for the Autobots. In car mode, has a plasma-energy blaster. Carries a gravity-enhancing gravito-gun.
Dead End Porsche 928 Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Philip L. Clarke Alive
Sullen, fatalistic, sees little reason to continue Transformers' war. Motivating him to fight is always a problem. Vain - spends most of his time shining himself. In car mode, goes 220 mph. Radar scan covers 200 mile radius. In robot mode, has a compressor-air gun that shoots a 40,000 psi blast of air.
Breakdown Lamborghini Countach Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Alan Oppenheimer and Jack Angel (The Key to Vector Sigma) Alive
Thinks everyone is staring at him, even Earth cars and stoplights. His self-consciousness hurts his performance. Finds heavy traffic nerve-wracking. Would prefer to be human so he could fit in better. In car mode, engine emits vibrations that cause mechanical failures in other vehicles; prone to leaky fuel pump. In robot mode, carries a concussion rifle which also causes mechanical failures.
Wildrider Ferrari 308 GTB Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Terry McGovern Alive
Look out motorists - he exults in the accidents he causes! Driving recklessly, screaming and laughing. Some comrades think it's an act, others really know he's really as nuts as he appears. Fears quiet, prone to tire blow-outs. In car mode goes up to 250 mph with amazing maneuverability. In robot mode, his scattershot gun sprays laser beams over wide areas.
Menasor The 5 Stunticons The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) The Ultimate Weapon Regis Cordic amd Roger C. Carmel (The Key to Vector Sigma) Alive
A clanking, crushing terror that destroys all in his path - the ultimate Decepticon weapon if he wasn't so confused by the opposing thoughts of the 5 Stunticons who comprise him. Tremendous strength, his punch has the force of 140 tons. Impervious to most artillery. Uses Motormaster's cyclone gun and carries an ionizer sword with a 50,000 volt charge.

Combaticons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Brawl Leopard tank Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Tony St. James Alive
Noisy, irritates all nearby. Hair-trigger temper, blusteringly belligerent... a terrifyingly effective warrior. Enormously strong, resistant to most conventional artillery. As tank, goes 45 mph, range 600 miles. Turret-mounted gun shoots 200 lbs. TNT-equivalent shells, twin sonic cannon shoots powerful, ear-splitting 300-decibel bursts of concentrated sound energy in stereo. In robot mode, has 10-Megawatt electron gun.
Swindle FMC XR311 combat support vehicle Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive
Easy-going and good natured, but within him beats the fuel pump of the most greed-driven street hustler. Thrives on wheeling and dealing, works for his own personal material advancement. A one-robot "black market." Uses a scatter blaster that sprays explosive pellets, gyro gun that disrupts Transformers' balance center. Prone to overturning on sharp turns.
Blast Off Space Shuttle Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Milt Jamin Alive
Feels literally and figuratively above the other Transformers as he soars through outer space. Aristocratic, aloof - disguises his long distance loneliness. Cruelly efficient at raining destruction on Earth. Flies at 26,000 mph, stays in orbit for 8 months. Shoots powerful X-ray laser to hit target 12, 000 miles away. In robot mode, uses ionic blaster.
Vortex SH-2 Seasprite Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive
Gives a ride to remember - in your nightmares! Takes Autobots on dizzying, death-defying flights to scare information out of them. As helicopter, goes 300 mph with a range of 1200 miles. Whirls rotor blades to create 200-300 mph wind funnels. Uses semi-automatic glue gun.
Onslaught Self-propelled artillery Truck Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) S. Marc Jordan and Steve Bulen (The Rebirth) Alive
Believes the key to a mission's success lies in the perfection of its planning. Prefers devising sinister schemes to actual combat, but a relentless, furious fighter when stirred into action. As a missile trailer, Onslaught is capable of launching 6500-mile range photon missiles, each equivalent to 3000 tons of TNT. Accuracy of missiles is hampered by electromagnetic interference. Uses powerful sonic stun gun in robot mode.
Bruticus The 5 Combaticons Starscream's Brigade The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Roger C. Carmel Alive
The 5 Combaticons transform into Bruticus. Can destroy his enemies with ultrasonic waves and smash metal bridges with a single chop of his hand. Cold blooded, likes nothing more than destroying Autobots. Once he starts running wild he is unstoppable. Has small brain circuits, making him simple-minded. Carries a sonic stun gun and a missile cannon.

Heralds of Unicron[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Galvatron Laser Cannon Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Later killed in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Leonard Nimoy (movie) and Frank Welker (TV series) Alive
Galvatron is a cold-hearted robotic villain. Determined to lead the Decepticons. Possesses enough strength to pulverize an Autobot into scrap metal. Unconquerable. Arrogant and compassionless. Plots against his allies, thus weakening his position. In robot mode, he carries a fission laser cannon that emits chemically-produced, direct-current electricity.
Cyclonus Cybertronian Jet Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Roger C. Carmel and Jack Angel (The Return of Optimus Prime and Season 4) Alive
Cyclonus is a huge and emotionless air warrior created by Unicron from the remains of the Insecticon Bombshell. He has vast resources of power and can draw strength in direct proportion to his need. Cyclonus is equipped with nuclear-powered turbine engines which enable him to reach speeds greater than Mach 2. In robot mode, he carries an oxidating laser that fuses an enemy robot's internal mechanisms. Cyclonus is a true loyal Decepticon and an honourable second-in-command. He considers the Autobot second-in-command Ultra Magnus as his arch-rival, has no weaknesses and no interests other than conquest. As a Targetmaster, he is paired with Nightstick, a Nebulan master criminal who doubles as a blinding, corroding black-beam gun.
Scourge Cybertronian Hovercraft Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Stan Jones Alive
Scourge is fearsome, merciless and implacable hunter. Created from the remains of Thundercracker, he leads "The Sweeps", a wolf pack of tracker-terminators designed to hunt down and eradicate Autobots. Scourge possesses powerful high-tech scanning equipment and a disintegrater ray that can cut through solid rock. In robot mode, he carries a laser blaster that shoots short bursts of intense heat. Scourge's only weakness is his arrogance. As a Targetmaster, he is paired with Fracas, a high-temperature incendiary cannon with a volatile temper to match.
Sweeps Cybertronian Hovercraft Transformers: The Movie The Return of Optimus Prime Part 2 Multiple actors. Alive
Formed by Unicron from the remains of Kickback, Shrapnel, and either Skywarp or Bombshell. Sweeps are identical to their leader Scourge. They don't talk much, but when they do, the voices are different. They are often pushed around and shot at by Galvatron.

Multi Changers[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Octane Boeing 747/Tanker Truck Appears in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 1). First speaks in Thief in the Night Went into exile after Starscream's Ghost. Last seen in The Ultimate Weapon Beau Weaver Alive
A greedy, mean-spirited bully. Enjoys watching fellow Decepticons become painfully inoperative from lack of fuel. Forces Autobots off roads and Aerialbots to abort landings just for fun. Crashes make him laugh. In jet mode: range 700 miles, maximum speed 750 mph. In tanker mode: range 65,000 miles, maximum speed 90 mph, carries 10,000 gallons of fuel. Carries fuel-powered flamethrower and deflecto-shield. Last known position held is commander of Tryticon (Decepticon City).
Blitzwing Type 74 Tank/MiG-25 Foxbat Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in Desertion of the Dinobots (Part 1). Went into exile after Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5). Last seen in The Ultimate Weapon. Ed Gilbert Alive
Ability as Triple Changer to rapidly transform makes him one of the most dangerous Decepticons. Cruel sense of humor; but formerly loud-mouthed, belligerent, and brash until after the five-part mini-series "The Five Faces of Death", when he became a partial pacifist yet still loyal to his team. As jet, he flies at mach 2.7, range 1500 miles, has heat-seeking concussion missiles. As tank, has track-mounted cannon that fires explosive shells 3.5 miles. As robot has electron-scimitar and gyro-blaster rifle. Often gets stuck in mid-transformation. Can alter his body mass to a larger size for transporting troops/cargo.
Astrotrain C62 steam locomotive/Space Shuttle Appears in Megatron's Master Plan (Part 2). First speaks in Blaster Blues. The Burden Hardest to Bear Jack Angel Alive
Creating confusion is his specialty. Believes the poor should be exploited, the weak oppressed, and the noble corrupted. As a Triple Changer, can switch from space shuttle to train to robot almost instantaneously. Thrives on foes' panic and fear. As shuttle, travels at 20,000 mph in orbit, up to 50,000 mph out of orbit... can launch weapons and satellites. Carries cargo. As a train, top speed is 400 mph, range 1700 miles. As robot has great strength, carries powerful ionic displacer rifle. Can also alter his mass for transport; usually used as a main space transport.
Sixshot Tank/Armored Car/Starship/Laser Pistol/Wolf The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross Alive
A giant (the TV show doesn't do his size justice; see the comic) six-changer Decepticon with a vile, nasty, murderous disposition. He carries out his job with ferocious intensity. Only redeeming quality is he speaks well of those he's sent to "the great junkyard in the sky," his phrase for destruction. Has 6 forms: robot, armored carrier, ramming-tank, jet-propelled laser pistol, star fighter, and wolf-creature modes. Only the wolf creature has no need for Sixshot's 2 hypersonic concussion blasters, the wolf mode prefers to rip apart enemy Autobots with his razor fangs.

Predacons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Tantrum Bull Appears in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5). First speaks in Chaos. Call of the Primitives Philip L. Clarke Alive
Prefers brute force over reason and will NEVER back down from a challenge. Steam comes from his nasal ducts when he's enraged. Smashes head-first into highway trestles and small buildings to relieve his aggression. Always feels better afterwards. Carries 4 exterior fuel tanks, capacity 1600 gallons, as a reserve for himself and his comrades. His horns shoot bolts of 20,000 volt electricity. Carries a catalytic carbine that shoots destructive chemicals, and an electro-sword.
Rampage Tiger Appears in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5). First speaks in Nightmare Planet. The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) and Call of the Primitives Laurie Faso Alive
Barrels through life with an uncontrolled fury. Has difficulty talking coherently for more than a few seconds before violently lashing out at anything near him, friend or foe. TV calms him... stares at rock music videos for hours. As tiger, can leap 300 ft. in height, 500 ft. in length. A kick from his foreleg can crumble a cinder block wall. As robot, carries 60,000 volt lightning rifle, 5000 degree thermo-sword.
Headstrong Rhinoceros Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) and Call of the Primitives Ron Feinberg Alive
Doesn't listen to anyone, particularly his friends. Smug, arrogant. Puts up a stubborn front to hide deep-rooted insecurities. More vulnerable to psychological rather than physical attacks. In rhinoceros mode, his horn can puncture 3-foot thick steel, release corrosive acid. Uses plasma-sphere shooter that emits explosive energy balls; has light distorting diffraction sword.
Razorclaw Lion Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) and Call of the Primitives Joe Leahy Alive
As leader of the Predicons, he's all business. Hates waste in any form... won't burn an extra drop of fuel unless he's certain the results will be worth the effort. Long stretches of inactivity often mistaken for laziness. Explodes into furious, ferocious action when it's time to strike. As lion, can leap distances as long as a football field. Claws can rip through foot-thick steel. Has twin concussion blasters and sonic sword.
Divebomb Eagle Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) and Call of the Primitives Laurie Faso Alive
He's like a kid at a candy store - always delighted by all the targets he has to choose from. Builds mecha-nests atop tall buildings and mountains; composed of late model sports cars, wings of jets, theater marquees. Back-mounted rocket thrusters allows speeds of 300 mph, 2000 mile range. Can see a dime from 10,000 feet. Has particle-beam rifle with infra-red sight, and laser-guided sword. Magnetism inhibits flying ability.
Predaking The 5 Predacons Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Bud Davis Alive
The closest thing to a perfect fighting machine that the Decepticons have. As a warrior he has no equal; as a weapon he has no restraints. His actions result from seemingly savage, animal instinct. Can lift 500 tons; reacts to any movement he sees within .002 seconds. Can generate protective electric field. Wields powerful x-ray laser cannon. Each foot houses twin mortar shell launchers. Wields a large plasma sword. No known weaknesses.

Battlechargers[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Runamuck Pontiac Trans Am Chaos Ghost in the Machine Roger Behr Alive
Cackling like a mechanical wildman, this Battlecharger is a twirling, tumbling two-lane terror. Spreading fear is his favorite pastime. Admires junkyards like humans admire art museums. Maximum speed: 180 mph. Range: 600 miles. Uses friction rifle that increases kinetic energy of its target's molecules for 5 minutes. Even the slightest movements result in tremendous friction, causing flames and melting. Afraid of heights.
Runabout Lotus Esprit Ghost in the Machine Ghost in the Machine, only appearance Roger Behr Alive
Likes to watch things blow up - the bigger the explosion the better. Uses parked cars and gas station fuel pumps for target practice. Usually stays busy as a Battlecharger, but terrified of boredom. Maximum speed: 185 mph. Range: 550 miles. Has high-energy particle beam rifle. Easily distracted by a beautiful car - because he wants to destroy it, not admire it.

Terrorcons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Rippersnapper Land Shark Appears in Grimlock's New Brain. First speaks in Money Is Everything. The Rebirth (Part 3) Jim Cummings Alive
Any organic creature whose status on the evolutionary scale ranks higher than a slime mold, particularly Autobots, sends him into a ferocoius frenzy. Hates the smell of carbon-based life forms. In creature mode, claws and teeth can slice through almost any substance. Has twin, ground-to-air, voice-guided missile launchers. In robot mode, has cyclone gun.
Blot Blue Land Dragon Appears in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Tony St. James Alive
The most disgusting of all Transformers. Wherever he goes, he leaves a trail of foul-smelling lubricant which is oozing out of several different joints at any given moment. Dumb, brutish, but loyal. In creature mode, claws allow him to climb any wall. Breathes fire. In robot or creature modes, uses slime gun to shoot stream of corrosive liquid.
Sinnertwin Orange Orthrus-like Monster Appears in Grimlock's New Brain. First speaks in Money Is Everything. The Rebirth (Part 3) Jared Barclay and David Workman Alive
Prowls the perimeter of the Terrorcons' lair looking for trouble—and hoping to find it! Then he can show off his razor-sharp teeth, piercing pronghorns, and steel-shredding claws. Has flame cannon and flame breath in creature mode, armor-piercing rocket-grenade launcher in robot mode. Unnerved by small creatures like mice, insects, and mini-droids.
Cutthroat Bird-like Monster (presumably a griffin or a harpy) Appears in Grimlock's New Brain. First speaks in Money Is Everything. The Rebirth (Part 3) Tony St. James Alive
Not a trace of mercy can be found among his microchips. Insatiable lust for destruction. In battle, lashes out with wings, beak, and claws to cut everything to ribbons. In creature mode can leap 4 miles in one jump, breathes flame. In robot mode, carries double-barreled magnetizer that oppositely charges any metal target so it tears itself apart.
Hun-Gurrr White Two-Headed Dragon Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Marshall Efron (beast mode) and Stephen Keener (robot mode) Alive
He has two mouths to feed—his own—and spends most of his time doing it. He's the leader, but since his mouth is usually full, his orders are usually misinterpreted. Prefers eating non-living to living things... doesn't like anything that might still be wriggling about after he swallows it. Can refashion digested materials and spit them out as crude missiles. Has powerful sonic stun gun in robot mode.
Abominus The 5 Terrorcons Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 2) Jim Gosa Alive
The five Terrorcons merge to become Abominus. Has overwhelming destructive power. Likes attacking large or moving objects, climbing tall buildings, and sinking ships. Has no heart and is nothing more than a killing machine. Abominus carries a sonic concussion blaster.

NOTE: The Terrorcons were created and formerly employed by the Qunitessons as an offensive/defense team. They were taken by Galvatron.

Targetmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by status
Slugslinger Jet Fighter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Peter Cullen Alive
A brawling, swaggering braggart, claims he'll challenge anyone to a duel, but prefers sneaking up and shooting enemies in the back. When his ammunition runs out, so does his courage. Paired with Caliburst, one-time Nebulan leading actor who only does this for the money. As an automatic machine gun, Caliburst can shoot armor-piercing shells at 1200 rounds per minute. In jet mode, maximum speed: 2400 mph.
Triggerhappy Jet Fighter F1 Eagle The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Charlie Adler Alive
Usually too busy laughing uncontrollably and drooling out oil to look where he's shooting. Loves the sound of his guns blasting away. Wild and unpredictable. Paired with Blowpipe, a powerful compressed-air cannon who is also the conniving, envious brother-in-law of Lord Zarak, the Nebulan leader of the Decepticon Headmasters. In jet mode, has side-mounted, rapid-fire photon-pulse guns. Maximum speed: 1,980 mph.
Misfire Jet Fighter Appears in The Rebirth (Part 1). First speaks in The Rebirth (Part 2). The Rebirth (Part 3). Stan Jones Alive
When Misfire shoots, his fellow Decepticons run for cover. Has terrible aim, but he says he's improving. No one else shares his confidence. Paired with the cowardly Nebulan, Aimless, a former construction engineer who had one too many buildings collapse due to poor design; now he doesn't care enough about anything to even bother aiming when he shoots as an ion particle blaster. Maximum speed: 1600 mph.

Headmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by status
Scorponok City/Scorpion Created by Lord Zarak in The Rebirth (Part 2). First speaks in The Rebirth (Part 3). The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener Alive
Despair and isolation are all that remain in his wake. Like Astrotrain, he believes the poor should be exploited, the weak oppressed, and the noble corrupted. Others' pain is his sole pleasure. In scorpion mode, tail shoots 100,000 volt electric bursts, has twin pulse blasters, claws can crush mountains. In defense base mode, has over-the-horizon radar, communications center, anti-aircraft sonic cannon, repair bay, construction bay; semi-autonomous armored interceptor with dual photon cannons that patrol the base perimeter. In robot mode, has fusion-powered anti-gravity gin. Binary-bonded to Lord Zarak, leader of the evil Nebulans.

NOTE: In the comics, Scorponok is a triple-changer (scorpion-like construction vehicle, space fighter, robot; no headmaster) who is constantly pursued by Ultra Magnus.

Weirdwolf Wolf The Rebirth (part 1) The Rebirth (part 3) Stan Jones (animal noises only) Alive
Cruel, vicious, but apparently built with a few wires crossed. Talks to himself in a song-song backward way: "Destroy the Autobots I shall. Tear them to scrap I will." Binary-bonded to Monzo, a brutish, professional hyperwrestler- turned underworld nightclub owner. In robot mode, uses photon pistol and thermal sword. In wolf mode, nose module is equipped with various tracking scanners. Can leap 0.8 miles (1.3 km).
Skullcruncher Alligator The Rebirth (Part 1) First speaks in The Rebirth (Part 3). The Rebirth (Part 3) Christopher Collins Alive
Has a habit of grinding his teeth before he strikes—annoying his friends and tipping off his enemies. Binary-bonded to Grax, a Nebulan industrialist who's joined up to eliminate his competition. In robot mode, uses softening ray run—gives metal the consistency of rubber, making his enemies easier to chew when he reverts to alligator mode.
Mindwipe Bat The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener Alive
A mystic with a vampire-like personality; spends most of his time trying to contact the electromagnetic essences of long-dead Decepticons than talking to live ones. Binary-bonded to Vorath, former Nebulan Minister of Science, expelled from office as a result of an illegal experiments scandal. In bat mode, has hypnotic stare, flies at 700 mph. In robot mode, uses "viper pistol"—shoots streams of neuro-circuitry paralyzing liquid.

Horrorcons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by status
Apeface Fighter Jet/Ape The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Dick Gautier Alive
Thoroughly obnoxious—pounds loudly on his chest plates, insults everyone he talks to, knocks over anyone in his way, never changes his lubricant so he smells like a grease-encrusted turboworm, and spits fuel in public. Binary-bonded to the nervous, insecure Nebulan Spasma. In jet mode, maximum speed: 3250 mph, emits powerful jamming frequencies. In ape mode, has super-agility. In robot mode, carries electro-shield and semi-automatic sonic boomer gun.
Snapdragon Fighter Jet/Tyrannosaurus The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 2) Dan Gilvezan Alive
Wading up to his neck in grease is his idea of a good time. Lazy, difficult to motivate, but has a hair-trigger temper. Binary bonded to Krunk, the vicious, vile bodyguard to the Nebulan leader, Lord Zarak. In jet mode, maximum speed 8800 mph... has 2 independent booster fins. In reptile mode, carbon-steel claws and teeth can cut through almost anything. Has 2 balance destroying gyro-guns in robot mode.

Clones[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by status
Pounce/Wingspan Puma (Pounce), Hawk (Wingspan) The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 1), only appearance Stan Jones (Pounce), Peter Cullen (Wingspan) Alive
Pounce is sly, silent, and savage. The right machine for the right job. Often ignores his victims' pleas for mercy. In puma mode, can leap .7 miles. Possesses superior eyesight and sense of smell. In robot mode, laser range finder in optical sensors provides 99.4% accuracy with twin anti-personnel missile launching bayonets. Wingspan is always poking his beak where it doesn't belong. Nosey. Voracious appetite for new data to analyze. Looks in peoples windows as readily as he spies on enemy troops. In hawk mode - has superb vision. Chemical and infra-red sensors collect and analyze geographical data - locate resources. In robot mode - has two electro-burst rifles.

Humans[edit]

Name First appearance Last appearance Voiced by
Sparkplug Witwicky More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Scramble City Chris Latta
Human mechanic, father of Spike Witwicky. Befriends and aids Autobots after being rescued from the Decepticons by Optimus Prime.
Spike Witwicky More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Rebirth Part 3 Corey Burton
Son of Sparkplug Witwicky. Spends whole life helping the Autobots fight the Decepticons. Father of Daniel Witwicky. Spike is the Headmaster component of Cerebros, who in turn, is the Headmaster of Fortress Maximus.
Daniel Witwicky The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth, Part 3 David Mendenhall
Son of Spike Witwicky. Befriends Hot Rod and is very close to Wheelie, Grimlock and Arcee.
Chip Chase Roll For It Scramble City Michael Horton
Friend of Spike Witwicky. Often expresses skillful knowledge of science and computers and works closely with Wheeljack and Perceptor. Chip uses a wheelchair. In later Transformers fiction Chip's intelligence would be used for the second Autobot/Maximal named Prowl.
Doctor Arkeville The Ultimate Doom (Part 1): Brainwash Countdown to Extinction Casey Kasem
Dr. Arkeville is a mad scientist who assisted Megatron in one of his schemes. He used hypno-chips to control the minds of humans to provide slave labor and a human shield for the Decepticons. An attempted doublecross with Starscream ended up with him being wounded and rebuilt into a "mechanical freak" by Starscream's medic droids.[1]

In Binaltech, Doctor Arkeville is a member of the Concurrence.

Carly Witwicky The Immobilizer Nightmare Planet Arlene Banas
Spike's girlfriend and later wife. Mother of Daniel Witwicky.
Lord Chumley Prime Target Prime Target, only appearance Peter Renaday
Lord Chumley is a big time big-game hunter who has capture many unusual creatures and military weapons. He tried to get the ultimate trophy, the head of Optimus Prime.

In Binaltech, Lord Chumley is a member of the Concurrence.

Old Snake Only Human Only Human, only appearance Chris Latta
Cobra Commander (of G.I. Joe fame) made an appearance in the 1986 Transformers episode "Only Human" as "the former leader of a terrorist organization" who is now operating as an underground arms and technology dealer. He sells synthoid technology to crime lord Victor Drath, who uses it to transfer the minds of Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, Arcee and Springer into synthoid human bodies and then uses their original bodies for various criminal activities.
Marissa Faireborn Five Faces of Darkness (Part 3) The Burden Hardest to Bear Susan Blu
An officer and pilot in the Earth Defense Space Forces. She appears in a handful of episodes early in the third season. She is the daughter of Dashiell R. Faireborn and Alison R. Hart-Burnettnd codenamed Flint, and Lady Jaye formerly members of the United States Special Missions Force, G.I. Joe (see Flint (G.I. Joe) Lady Jaye (G.I. Joe) )
Luisa Fire on the Mountain Fire on the Mountain, only appearance Mona Marshall
In the Andes, a Peruvian girl (Not named in episode) helps Spike Witwicky and Bumblebee to destroy the "Crystal of Power" that the Decepticons want to convert in a devastating weapon of destruction.
Jessica Morgan The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Joy Grdnic
The daughter of Dr. Morgan and partner of Gregory Swafford who rescued Optimus Prime from his ship and discovered space spores that makes any living thing filled with rage. Morgan wanted revenge by using the spores on the Autobots after they fixed Jessica's paralyzed legs, so he told Jessica to get an Autobot and tell them they have Optimus, but she was against it. She told Rodimus Prime and he got every Autobot to surround Morgan's laboratory, but this was all a trap and the virus spread on Ultra Magnus and the Aerialbots, which then spread to all Autobots, Decepticons and Humans. After Optimus was brought back to life, Jessica went with him, Sky Lynx, Kup, Blurr, Goldbug and Blaster to Charr to find Galvatron and get the metal she, her father and Swafford were working on so that Optimus can be covered with it and retrieve the Matrix of Leadership from within Rodimus.
Auggie Cahnay Trans-European Express Trans-European Express, only appearance Philip Clarke
Auggie is a snobbish driver who strives for winning the trans-European race from Paris to Istanbul. The Autobots are his rivals, and he does his best to overtake them at any price. But after the Stunticons rob him of his race car, he had to ask the Autobot Bluestreak for help in order to retrieve it. Some time later he sacrifices his car to defeat Menasor and to save Bluestreak, Tracks and Bumblebee's lives.
Doctor Fujiyama Enter the Nightbird Enter the Nightbird, only appearance Michael Bell
Doctor Fujiyama, who reportedly is a man of some renown in the scientific world, built a ninja robot. Her name was Nightbird, and her purpose was to benefit mankind. However, the Decepticons stole her and reprogrammed her to be evil, so he locked her away for humanity's protection.
Doctor Alcazar Roll for It Roll for It, only appearance John Stephenson
Doctor Alcazar is the head of the anti-matter formula research project at an isolated high-tech laboratory.
Shawn Berger Megatron Master Plan (Part 1) Megatron Master Plan (Part 2) Ed Gilbert
Shawn Berger is a very rich, grandiloquent man who owns a helicopter, a TV network, a personal army (with tanks), and at least one private spacecraft. But what he really wants is to be Mayor of Central City. And he'll sell humanity out to Megatron for it where he helped in discrediting the Autobots. After being double-crossed by Megatron, Berger started helping Spike and the other friends of the Autobots. But they all were enslaved nonetheless, and he found himself hated at every turn. When the Autobots eventually returned and chased the Decepticons off, Berger begged forgiveness. He promised he would disband his personal army, but Sparkplug pointed out that his soldiers had already quit when they realized he was a traitor to humanity. "You are going to face justice," Prime told him, "and may it be kinder to you than it was to us." Shawn Berger's fate is unknown.

In Binaltech, a "Shawn Berger Jr." is a member of the Concurrence where he helped fund the creation of the Decepticon Binaltechs. It was not confirmed if he was the son of Shawn Berger or is the full name of Shawn Berger.

Justin Megatron Master Plan (Part 2) Megatron Master Plan (Part 2), only appearance Mona Marshall
Justin is a young child who is interested in the Decepticons. His lack of "metal-coloured crayons" holds back his interest a tad.
Prince Jumal/Hassan Aerial Assault Aerial Assault, only appearance Mona Marshall
Prince Jumal, also known as Hassan, is the ruler of an unspecified Middle Eastern nation on Earth. In his spare time, he likes tinkering with old cars.
El Presidente B.O.T B.O.T, only appearance None
El Presidente, one assumes, either is or was the president of a nation-state on the planet Earth. The latter seems more likely, given that as of the mid-1980s he was known to be operating out of a ship as an international arms dealer. He presumably shops for clothes with Abdul Fakkadi.
Abdul Fakkadi Five Faces of Darkness (Part 1) Thief in the Night, only appearance Philip L. Clarke
Abdul Fakkadi (also spelled Faghadi) is the self-professed Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings of the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya. One gets the feeling that if you were to inform him that, by definition, a republic cannot have a king (much less a "King of Kings"), his likely response would be to stare blankly for a long moment, and then order your immediate beheading. None too bright and none too stable, Fakkadi is concerned primarily with the accumulation of wealth and keeping "fanatics" and "imperialists" away from his homeland's shores. He is not averse to making deals with Decepticons to help further these goals.
Mr. Robbins B.O.T B.O.T Dan Gilvezan
Mr. Robbins is a science teacher at Benjamin Franklin Pierce High School. Unfortunately, he has Roland and Martin as students, which makes his classes significantly more dangerous than average.
Martin and Roland B.O.T B.O.T Townsend Coleman (Martin) and Michael Sheehan (Roland)
Martin and Roland are two teenagers who are destined to give humanity a bad name... well, a worse name, anyway.
Elise Presser B.O.T B.O.T, only appearance Samantha Newark
Elise Presser is one of a trio of school students at Benjamin Franklin Pierce High School who built B.O.T. as part of a science project. Elise is a nerd and more concerned about obeying rules than her classmates. Given they accidentally built a destructive robot powered by Brawl's personality component, she'll probably continue to err on the side of caution.
Professor Terranova Trans-Europe Express Trans-Europe Express, only appearance Jack Angel
Professor Terranova is a professional archeologist. He has a green suit.
Abdul Ben Faisal Trans-Europe Express Trans-Europe Express, only appearance Roger C. Carmel
Abdul Ben Faisal is the greatest sage in all of Istanbul! The only way to find him is to threaten random Turks with a fusion cannon, or by going to his house at 1024 Dreymon Street, behind the herb vendor shop.
Jeff The Insecticon Syndrome The Insecticon Syndrome, only appearance None
Jeff is a park ranger in a United States forest. He has a workmate named Mike.
Mike The Insecticon Syndrome The Insecticon Syndrome, only appearance Walker Edmiston
Mike is a park ranger in a United States forest. He has a workmate named Jeff.
Merrick Microbots Microbots, only appearance Jack Angel
Merrick is a field archeologist. He makes bets with his female colleague, Joan, on who'll uncover something first at a dig site, and is an expert on Mayan space technology.
Joan Microbots Microbots, only appearance Morgan Lofting
Joan is a field archeologist. She likes to make $10 bets with a male colleague on who'll uncover something first at a dig site. She also has blue hair.
Professor Haley Blaster Blues Blaster Blues, only appearance John Stephenson
Professor Haley is an astronomer. Like all scientists, he wears a white lab coat. He created the Voltronic Galaxer in an attempt to contact alien life forms, having forgotten that some already dwelt on Earth. Presumably he also founded the Haley Observatory.
Astoria Carlton-Ritz The Girl Who Loved Powerglide The Girl Who Loved Powerglide, only appearance Linda Gary
After the death of her father, Astoria Carlton-Ritz inherited his vast fortune as well as his company, Hybrid Technologies. Spoiled rotten, Astoria is mostly a figurehead with little control over the company's goings-on. Instead, she spends most of her time throwing herself lavish parties and wondering why nobody wants to be her friend. She has the bizarre ability to jinx any mechanical device just by coming into contact with it, which is just one more reason why she keeps away from her father's company and its equipment. Her father gave her a necklace with a top secret formula and requested she never take the necklace off. Astoria also has a thing for Powerglide, she probably spends her time with the Hilton sisters.
Professor Greene Desertion of the Dinobots (Part 1) Desertion of the Dinobots (Part 1), only appearance Peter Renaday
Professor Greene is a scientist who just wants to help the Autobots defend Earth against the Decepticons. To this end, he invented the Ultra Plane, an unmanned drone aircraft which can be operated remotely.
Ali Aerial Assault Aerial Assault, only appearance Ed Gilbert
Ali is an underhanded backstabber who became ruler of a small Middle Eastern country by deposing its rightful ruler, Prince Jumal. Of course, one country is not enough for him—he has set his sights on total world domination, for which he needs the help of the Decepticons. As a bonus, he gets to drive Swindle around.
Princess Nimue A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court, only appearance Linda Gary
Princess Nimue is a human who lived in the countryside some distance from the city of Camelot in the mid-sixth century. The devoted daughter of a feudal lord, Sir Aetheling the Red, she is a bit of a spit-fire and slightly flighty.
Sir Wigend du Blackthorne A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court, only appearance Michael Chain
Sir Wigend du Blackthorne is a hotheaded young noble in 6th-century England who allies himself to the Decepticons, and lives to regret it.
Sir Wulf A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court, only appearance Jack Angel
Sir Wulf is a subject of Sir Wigend du Blackthorne who decides to betray his lord and side with Starscream.
Sir Aetheling the Red A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court, only appearance Jack Angel
Sir Aetheling the Red is a feudal lord in the year 542 on Earth and is father to Princess Nimue. He rules lands adjacent to rival lord Sir Wigend du Blackthorne in the countryside far from Camelot and enjoys a good joust.
Daina Prime Target Prime Target, only appearance Morgan Lofting
Daina, Oktober Guard One, is a member of the Soviet Union's daring, highly trained special mission force, the Oktober Guard.
Dinsmoore Prime Target Prime Target, only appearance Alan Oppenheimer
Dinsmoore is Lord Chumley's somewhat addled manservant. Aged to the point of decrepitude, he has painful memories of the Boer War, and is no longer able to pour tea straight.
Sōji Yoshikawa Kremezeek! Transformers: Kiss Players Walker Edmiston
Doctor Sōji Yoshikawa (吉川惣司) works at Shibuya Manufacturing (渋谷電気工業製作所). He is very gifted in science and technology, able to brainstorm with the Autobots on a competent level.
Marty Minkler Starscream's Brigade Starscream's Brigade Philip L. Clarke
Marty Minkler is a television reporter. His attention to detail is... somewhat lacking.
Raoul Make Tracks Auto-Bop Michael Chain
Raoul is a break-dancing street punk carjacker with a bandana, a mullet-ponytail, a rhinestone-studded leather jacket and a heart of gold.
Director Hoist Goes Hollywood Hoist Goes Hollywood Alan Oppenheimer
The Director knows exactly what makes a good film when he sees it. It might be some great stunt work, awesome explosions, or giant transforming robots, he'll film it and put it in his film (and change the script to make it fit)! Just don't bug him with the details. Kept on calling Hoist "Moist".
Assistant director Hoist Goes Hollywood Hoist Goes Hollywood Bud Davis
The assistant director's job was chiefly to follow the director around and agree with him a lot. Occasionally, he had original ideas, but the director tried to discourage that sort of thing.
Production assistant Hoist Goes Hollywood Hoist Goes Hollywood Susan Blu
Spike and Carly encountered the production assistant rummaging through film reels. She explained that someone seemed to have stolen some of the scenes from the work print. Carly had to point out to her that they could make more copies from the negatives.
Karen Fishook Hoist Goes Hollywood Hoist Goes Hollywood Susan Blu
Karen Fishook is an actress.
Harold Edsel Hoist Goes Hollywood Hoist Goes Hollywood Ed Gilbert
Harold had the bad luck of "starring" in a science fiction film along with Karen Fishook whose director became obsessed with using Hoist and several of the Autobots as his main characters (likely saving loads on his FX budget). For reasons that are unclear, he bears some resemblance to the Star Warrior Han Solo and Harrison Ford.
Poplock Auto-Bop Auto-Bop Frank Welker
Poplock is a member of the Bop Crew. In case his costume isn't 1980s enough to get into nightclubs, under his clothing he wears an additional shirt which is even more lurid. Like Raoul, he has a predilection for making pop culture references.
Rocksteady Auto-Bop Auto-Bop T. K. Carter
Rocksteady is a member of the Bop Crew. He's got some sharp moves. How sharp? He keeps his hat on while he break-dances, and it never falls off! He seems to be the most pragmatic of the trio, but is easily distracted by the opportunity to show off his dance moves.
Furg Auto-Bop Auto-Bop Chris Latta
Furg was utilized by Starscream to frighten off and/or dispose of people who interfered with the flow of customers into the Dancitron nightclub, which apparently included going after innocent breakdancers, he led a gang of roughly fifteen punks and one mind-controlled businessman in performing his strongarm sidewalk defense. Furg's equipment, presumably furnished by the Decepticons, included at least two laser pistols and a communications device featuring a video display.
Dutch Only Human Only Human Jack Angel
Dutch is Victor Drath's right-hand man. As a thug, he's slightly cleverer than Drath's other men, though that isn't saying much.
Victor Drath Only Human Only Human Philip Clarke
Victor Drath is a successful crime lord in the far-flung future of 2006. Not successful enough though, a shortfall he blames on the meddling Autobots.
Chief Turran Only Human Only Human Buster Jones
Chief Turan is apparently the Chief of Police of New York City in the year 2006. He sometimes works with the Autobots on police matters.
Michelle Only Human Only Human Susan Blu
Though she's the girlfriend of noted mobster Victor Drath, Michelle does not object to spending the night with random strangers who turn up wounded on her doorstep. Her motivations occasionally seem somewhat unclear.
Dirk Manus Money is Everything Money is Everything Charlie Adler
Dirk Manus is a handsome rogue who'll charm your socks off. He's also a liar and a scoundrel—don't believe anything he says, especially if there's likely to be money in it. While you're being charmed, he'll be making arrangements to steal the contents of your bank account. He has his own ship, the Lazy Sue (which he probably won in a game of space poker), and hails from Epsilon Ariadne, EDC officer Marissa Faireborn has a thing for him.
Doctor Harding Attack of the Autobots Attack of the Autobots Morgan Lofting
Doctor Harding designed a solar satellite equipped to capture solar radiation while in orbit and somehow channel that energy back to earth. She has lofty goals for that energy to be used by the entire world.
Jeff War of the Dinobots War of the Dinobots Frank Welker
Jeff is an astronomer who works at an observatory and apparently is a friend of Chip Chase.
Geddis brothers Make Tracks Make Tracks Michael McConnohie (Jim) and Chris Latta (Phil)
The Geddis brothers are a pair of two-bit New York-based gangsters, who aren't beyond selling their own race out to the Decepticons for a quick buck. They specialize in converting stolen cars.
Gregory Swofford The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Jered Barclay
Gregory Swofford has been wounded both inside and out due to his past experiences with the Transformers. A vengeful scientist, he blames Optimus Prime for his scarred face, but was unwittingly instrumental in bringing the Autobot leader back to life. He is a professional partner to Dr. Mark Morgan, and has a professional, and perhaps romantic, relationship with Morgan's daughter, Jessica.
Mark Morgan The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Aron Kincaid
Mark Morgan is a scientist and devoted father to his daughter Jessica. In the future year of 2007, Morgan works in the fields of metallurgy, robotics and palynology. He has a pathological hatred of Transformers, both Autobots and Decepticons, which he shares with his professional partner Gregory Swofford.
Bonnie Carlson The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1)
Bonnie Carlson is a news anchor for KSUN TV.

Other characters and Beings[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by
The Sharkticons Amphibious Anthropomorphic Shark Transformers: The Movie The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Frank Welker, Roger C. Carmel (Movie), Bud Davis (The Quintesson Journal), Jim Cummings (Money is Everything)
Travel in packs. Fearless and vicous. Loyal only to the master who last fed him. Powerful tail fin allows them to travel at speeds over 150 knots. Carnivorous with a voracious appetite. Possess several rows of razor-sharp teeth that can tear through solid steel. In robot mode, they carry a maceration laser that shoots salt-based corrosive liquid. They also carry a barbed mace.
The Quintessons None Transformers: The Movie The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Regis Cordic (Quintesson #1), Roger C. Carmel (Quintesson #2), Jack Angel (Quintesson #3), Tony Pope (Quintesson #4, The Big Broadcast of 2006, The Quintesson Journal and The Return of Optimus Prime), Paul Eiding (Quintesson #5, The Quintesson Journal), Clive Revill (Quintesson #6, The Return of Optimus Prime)
An alien race who lived on Cybertron and used it as a huge factory to produce several kinds of lifeforms, including robots, which were sold as consumer good and military hardware. These would eventually become the Transformers. Extremely self-serving and devious.
Unicron planet Transformers: The Movie Call of the Primitives Orson Welles, Roger C. Carmel
A planet-sized Transformer whose only goal is to devour planets, despite his incredible intelligence and power. Created Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps from the bodies of Megatron, Skywarp, Thundercracker and the Insecticons. Destroyed by Rodimus Prime and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, later partially reactivated by Scourge and Starscream's ghost.
Tornedron Planet Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives Neil Ross
Tornedron was the successor to Unicron, created by Unicron's creator Primacron. Unlike Unicron, Tornedron was an energy-based lifeform, controlled by Primacron's remote control. It consumed other energies, leaving stars dead and planets inert; its final purpose was to leave the entire universe a blank slate for Primacron to do with as he pleased. Unfortunately for Primacron, while Tornedron succeeded in draining most of the universe's energy, it also became just as rebellious as his predecessor. However, Grimlock defeated it before the creature could consume its creator; he threw it into reverse, returning all the energy it stole to its original locations and dispersing the entity.
Nightbird None Enter the Nightbird Enter the Nightbird, only appearance No Voice
Nightbird is a human construct with a single form and thus not actually a Transformer herself. Created by Dr. Fujiyama, she was a non-transforming ninja robot. She was stolen by the Decepticons and reprogrammed to infiltrate the Ark and steal the World Energy Source from Teletran I. She would subsequently be defeated and returned to her creator by the Autobots, and didn't appear for the remainder of the animated series. In comics associated with the Botcon storyline, however, an army of Nightbird drones would later battle several Autobots, eventually perishing when Daniel Witwicky set off a powerful explosive that destroyed not only the drones but also himself and the Autobot Wheelie.
Nergil None Atlantis, Arise! Atlantis, Arise!, Wally Burr
King Nergill rules Sub-Atlantica, a hidden kingdom of water-breathing fishmen. Their relationship to humanity proper is uncertain. Like most people Megatron makes deals with, he's devious and pretty much out for his own gain.
Guardian robots Rocket/tank/Rocket base Forever Is a Long Time Coming Flaskback in Transformers Animated,
The Guardian robots were once the peacekeepers of Cybertron, powerful giants that guarded cities and quelled uprisings. The Guardians gave the Decepticons much trouble at the outbreak of the Third Cybertronian War, but by the modern era they were no longer so prevalent, The most notable surviving Guardian is Omega Supreme, who is the only one seen to have his own name, distinct color scheme, and personality; it is unknown how unique these qualities actually are.
Dion Cybertronian car War Dawn Flashback in Transformers Animated Corey Burton
Dion is an earnest dock worker and best friend to Orion Pax. His is a simple life of manual labor, and he does not give a second thought to the stories that a war may be brewing around him. What does interest him are those new-fangled flying robots. Maybe someday he'll get to meet them...?
Allicons Crocodilian creatures The Transformers: The Movie The Quintesseon Journal Aron Kincaid
Allicons are another breed of the Quintessons' enforcer-units, often used as guards for more important members of the race. They are slightly smarter than the Sharkticons, even capable of speech, but free will has been pretty thoroughly removed from their programming, to the point where they will malfunction if resisting a direct order, they transform into bipedal, vaguely crocodilian creatures.
Nancy Motorcycle The Big Broadcast of 2006 The Big Broadcast of 2006 Linda Gary
Nancy is a Junkion who appears to be the consort of the Junkion leader, Wreck-Gar. Like all Junkions, she can be blasted to pieces without taking any noticeable permanent damage, and is capable of repairing herself within seconds.
Chaos Mineral monster Chaos Chaos None
Chaos is a large alien monster, native to the planet Dread. Its skin is composed of an unbelievably destructive mineral known as death crystals. Apparently, death crystals are also the only thing that can hurt it.
Shrikebat Bat Monster The Transformers: The Movie Chaos None
Shrikebats are large, purple, flying, vaguely reptilian creatures. Found on Dromedon and Dread, a group of them is referred to as a "wreck" of shrikebats, or, more commonly "aiiiiiieee get them off get them off my eyes oh dear gooaaaarrrrrghkklgkglllll". They're extremely vicious creatures. Thankfully, they don't like it when you invert polarities, which drives them off.
Primacron Monkey Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives Hal Rayle
Primacron is an absolutely ancient scientist. He's supposedly hyper-intelligent with an infinity of intricate plans nested within plans, but he sometimes over-thinks things to the point of coming off as rather dim, his major claim to fame is being responsible for building Unicron at the dawn of the galaxy. Thanks for nothing.
Oracle Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives Gregg Berger
The Oracle was once the assistant of Primacron, an ageless creature of magnificent intellect. Primacron built the Oracle to help him create life, but the Oracle's corporeal existence was cut short after the birth of Unicron.
Lipoles Shark monsters Five Faces of Darkness(Part 3) Five Faces of Darkness(Part 5) None
Lipoles are flying, bat-like creatures, though they can furl their wings and walk. They live in smoldering craters on Jupiter's moon of Io. Their saliva is acidic and they eat metal. When threatened, they can transform into explosive missiles and fling themselves at predators.
Skuxxoid Stone monsters Five Faces of Darkness(Part 1) Grimlock's New Brain None
Skuxxoids are an intelligent reptilian species that often sell their services to the highest bidder as mercenaries for credits. They have scaly skin and are nearly as large as the average Transformer. They tend to use large asteroid ships as their primary mode of transport.

City-bots components[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by
Scamper Cybertronic six-wheel car Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Ultimate Weapon Dan Gilvezan
Scamper is part of the composite whole that is the Autobot city, Metroplex. Although autonomous in his own right, with an impulsive and sociable personality, Scamper is an extension of Metroplex, and commonly patrols the peripheries of the giant Autobot's city form in his sports car mode alongside Slammer.
Six-Gun None Thief in the Night Thief in the Night Maurice LaMarche
The name Six-Gun isn't just metaphoric; this Autobot soldier is literally a walking, talking mass of weaponry. Six-Gun is one of Metroplex's autonomous troops, and is composed of six of the city-bot's guns. Along with Scamper and Slammer, he helps patrol and defend Metroplex's interior and periphery. Like his partners, he is mentally linked to Metroplex, and shares a similar personality. Perhaps befitting a living artillery battery, Six-Gun tends to be a bit more blustery and belligerent than his teammates.
Slammer Nothing but only a Cybertronic tank in robot mode Thief in the Night The Ultimate Weapon Chris Latta
Slammer, a drone controlled by Metroplex, does not do much. He's usually seen in the form of Metroplex's left rear tower, and is rarely seen in tank form.
Full-Tilt Cybertronic race car Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives No Voice
Full-Tilt is a Decepticon drone from the Generation 1 continuity family.
Brunt Cybertronic tank Marvel comics Marvel Comics No Voice
Brunt is a tank that splits into several towers of Trypticon's city mode (plus a couple of leftover pieces). In battle station mode, Trypticon uses Brunt's turret as his main cannon. Though the towers and/or cannon have been seen in each of the continuities Trypticon has appeared in, the tank mode is a much rarer sight. Only two universes acknowledge Brunt's separate existence, and even then just as a mindless drone.
Wipe-Out Cybertronic car Marvel comics Marvel Comics No Voice
A lumbering, powerful Transformer like Trypticon has many important things to attend to (like destruction). When he needs some small task done, he calls on Wipe-Out to do it. Wipe-Out serves Trypticon with an astonishing level of toadying sycophancy, layering on so many compliments that he actually irritates the giant with them.
Cerebros Miniature Fortress Maximus/Head The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Jered Baclay
Cerebros is the robot that transforms into Fortress Maximus's head, and is itself binary bonded to Spike Witwicky.
Zarak Head The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) Stan Jones
Lord Mo Zarak is a powerful and corrupt Nebulan leader who transforms into the head of Scorponok.

Mini-Cassettes[edit]

Cassette warriors (or "Mini-Cassettes", or simply "Cassettes") are tiny transformers; they are no taller than the humans. Their alternate mode is that of a microcassette.

According to "The Transformers"' version, in the days of Megatron, Decepticons developed the art of espionage using cassette technology. Their first cassette, Laserbeak, could fly undetected into any Autobot stronghold, record information and then return to base. Then the Decepticons decided to increase their spying abilities with Ratbat. As a bat, Ratbat can hide in crevices that Laserbeak can't reach, and is especially effective in tunnels, caves or in the darkness of space. Ratbat records from the Autobots' most carefully guarded secrets. The Autobots had no choice but to strike back with these Decepticon techniques of stealth, building their own force of cassette Transformers, with Blaster as their guardian. They constructed Ramhorn, the rhino, who can use animalistic force if cornered, and Steeljaw, the lion, who can crawl through the foliage of any alien world, to sneak up on Decepticons. They also bolstered their cassette force with Rewind and Eject, who can transform to robot mode and use more conventional fighting force techniques.

The alternate version of the Cassette warriors' origin is stated in the animated series. According to this version, they (or, at any rate, the beast-moded ones) were once created by the divine inventor Primacron.

Autobots[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status
Eject Cassette Tape The Transformers: The Movie Madman's Paradise none Alive
An Earthen sports fanatic... sports cliches clutter his conversation; a surprise attack is a "fast break," a victory is a "touchdown." Few Autobots understand what he says, but they like the enthusiasm with which he says it. Could be a play-by-play announcer, if given the chance. In cassette mode, can monitor and record local radio and TV, decode scrambled signals, tap telephones. In robot mode, uses electrical overload guns. Sometimes his internal tape snaps when he's excited.
Rewind Cassette Tape Transformers: The Movie Madman's Paradise Townsend Coleman Alive
Autobot trivia expert - his memory banks have amazing capacity to store data that is virtually of no use to anyone. Not much help when asked about something important. Internal light-matrix data store system has nearly infinite data storage capacity. Can turn into blinding beacon by releasing some of this light energy. Uses adhesion rifles that shoot unbreakable metal-bonding glue. Prone to severe cerebro-circuit overloads, what Earthlings call "headaches."
Ramhorn Rhino/Cassette Tape Scramble City Call of the Primitives John Hostetter Alive
Don't touch him if you value your life, 'cause he'll smash you. Extremely territorial, nasty hair-trigger temper. Best way to deal with him is from a distance. His charge is virtually unstoppable - can knock a train off its tracks or upend an 18-wheeler with one blow. Has two batteries of three laser-guided, heat-seeking missiles that can lock in and hit a target up to twelve miles away. As cassette, can vibrate and destroy any equipment into which he is inserted.
Steeljaw Lion/Cassette Tape Scramble City The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Frank Welker (animal noises only) Alive
When he's on the hunt, his prey is as good as caught. Determined, tenacious, cooly professional when on a mission. Likely to trace any scent. Range of 800 miles. Super-strong jaws - can snap a foot thick steel cable with one bite. Carries two solar-powered pellet guns that fire 1200 rounds per minute. Lack of sunlight hampers the guns' performance. Can electromagnetize himself in cassette mode. Prone to rusting.

Decepticons[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status alive
Laserbeak Condor/Cassette Tape More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Web World Frank Welker (animal noises only) Alive
Laserbeak takes pleasure in hunting his prey - usually the straggling survivors of a battle. Noticeably not brave. Will run for safety if threatened. Flies at speeds up to 250 mph. Uses two independently targetable laser cannons with extreme precision to get information from capitves. Shortage of ruby crystals that powers the lasers can panic his systems into shutting down.
Rumble Cassette Tape More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Five Faces of Darkness (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive
Rumble is your basic street punk. Small but always acting tough. Quick temper and mean disposition. Follows Megatron's orders eagerly. Transmits immense low frequency groundwaves to create powerful earthquakes. His small size limits his physical strength, but his ability to shatter the ground makes him difficult to approach in a fight.
Ravage Panther/Cassette Tape More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Call of the Primitives Frank Welker (animal noises only, with one exception) Alive
Ravage operates best alone. A creature of the night. Craftiest of all Decepticons. Adept at devising deadly new strategies. Remains aloof from others, but his deeds command their respect. Can virually escape detection - emits an electromagnetic emission shield, has a soundless walk, disappears in subdued light or shadow. Carries 2 powerful heat-seeking missiles. Light-sensitive. Can be blinded.
Frenzy Cassette Tape Countdown to Extinction The Transformers: The Movie Frank Welker Alive
If Frenzy needed to breathe, war would be his oxygen. He knows no cause, only craves to spread fear and destruction. His efforts are appreciated by other Decepticons. His devotion to warfare makes him hard to deal with on a personal level. Can roll his drums to produce high-pitch, grating sound of 200db. Disorients and disrupts electrical flow in opponents circuitry which makes them malfunction. Physically weak. His manic attack can be countered with cool logic.
Buzzsaw Condor/Cassette Tape City of Steel Auto Berserk Frank Welker (animal noises only) Unknown (possibly alive)
Civil and sophisticated yet very cruel and destructive. Approaches his lethal tasks like a fine artist. Each deadly mission is like working on a new masterpiece. Can pinpoint and photograph a thumbtack from 20 miles away. Flies at 250 mph. Carries twin mortar cannons. Diamond-hard, micro-serrated beak can carve up almost any opponent. Due to large ego, will often sulk rather than proceed if his plans go astray.
Ratbat Bat/Cassette Tape Scramble City The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Frank Welker (animal noises only) Alive
Has no friends, only business partners... his only allegiance is to himself. Refuels by plunging his mecha-fangs into new cars' gas lines - the better made the car, the better the gasoline tastes. Maximum flying speed: 65 mph. Carries two radar-guided, free-electron lasers that detect the presence of an object as small as a fly. Wings contain mechanical sensors for locating fuel sources. Has one foot wingspan that can enlarge to ten feet. Wings are vulnerable to artillery.
Slugfest Stegosaurus Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives, only appearance Frank Welker Alive
He's as slow and stupid as he looks. Plays back the messages he carries, thinks others are talking about him, goes into violent rages. End result is usually destruction of messages and nearby small towns that get in his way. In stegosaurus mode, plates on back, like teeth on a chainsaw, cut through almost any substance; carries 2 solar-powered vibro-cannons.
Overkill Tyrannosaurus rex Call of the Primitives Call of the Primitives, only appearance Frank Welker Alive
Whether talking, terrifying, or attacking, he does everything to excess. So busy proving how tough he is by snapping cars in half between his jaws, that he forgets his mission. Can record data as a cassette, rip open the hull of a battleship as a tyrannosaurus. Armed with 2 batteries of motion missiles—each reacts to any moving object bigger than a baseball and explodes on contact.

Headmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by
Arcana None The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Jack Angel
For a man whose work has had such a big effect on the lives of so many Nebulans and Transformers, very few people really know the distant and remote Arcana. Not even Brainstorm, who shares his psyche, can claim to truly fathom the workings of his partner's mind. But then, Arcana seems to cultivate an extremely anti-social persona unintentionally, training first as a medical doctor, only to grow bored and focus on long-forgotten and repudiated scientific lore of his planet, earning the ire of medical colleagues. Yet it was this combination of knowledge and skill, along with the combined input of his future partner, that allowed the creation of the Binary Bonding process.
Stylor None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Milt Jamin
Stylor is gorgeous. Always impeccably dressed and groomed and always in the latest style. He spends most of his time primping and polishing either Chromedome or himself, and is renowned on Nebulos for his exquisite taste and dashing good looks. Though he loves the ladies, he surprisingly doesn't have the greatest luck there, since few want to spend much time with a man who's so focused on being prettier than they are. It is suspected that Stylor volunteered for the Headmaster process simply because it was trendy at the time, his Autobot partner Chromedome, being an inveterate academic and computer nerd, is something of a frustration to Stylor, but he does his best to bring out the big guy's cooler, more social side (which he figures MUST be in there somewhere). Chromedome in return tries to get Stylor to be a little less superficial.
Duros None The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Charlie Adler
Duros was born to be a soldier on a world without war. He served for years as the head of security for the Nebulan Ruling Council and spent most of that time horribly bored and unsatisfied. The coming of the Transformers to Nebulos may have been a tragedy for most of his race, but it was quite possibly the best thing to ever happen to Duros... and also the worst, in Hardhead he has found a kindred spirit, and the two have bonded over their shared interest in combat and warfare to become one of the closest pairings among all the Headmasters. The dependable, resourceful, and stoic Duros is a great addition to the Autobot army, but his eager desire for action and love of combat have made him an outsider among the naturally peaceful Nebulans and has led him to be shunned even by his family and, most painfully, his now estranged wife. Duros shuts the pain that his failed personal life causes him away and focuses instead on being the soldier he always felt destined to be.
Gort None The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Michael Bell
The all-American boy of the Nebulan Headmasters, Gort rose up from a lowly position as stable boy to courageous defender of his planet. The idealistic teenager never has an unkind word for anybody and serves as a shining example of the best the Nebulan Headmasters have to offer, it's a pity, then, that Gort was partnered with his polar opposite, the elitist snob Highbrow, who takes considerable offense to being binary bonded with what he sees as a mere commoner. Their pairing is among the worst of the Autobot Headmasters, often detracting, not adding, to Highbrow's effectiveness in combat as he refuses to listen to Gort's suggestions except in all but the most life-threatening situations.
Grax None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Milt Jamin
A ruthless businessman and industrialist, Grax was willing to do whatever it took to solidify his place at the top of Nebulan business world. Not that he needed much convincing to undergo the binary bonding process to combine with Skullcruncher in order to eliminate his business rivals, the Decepticon methods of utterly and cruelly absorbing all foes were just more literally bloody versions of Grax's own. Skullcruncher didn't see the similarity though, Nebulan corporate types were barely even a snack... Grax adds considerably to the somewhat slow mind of Skullcruncher, which admittedly isn't hard, but still finds most of his suggestions ignored unless they involve eating the corpses of your enemies or inventive noises to make when grinding your teeth.
Vorath None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Charlie Alder
Vorath was the former Minister of Science of the planet Nebulos. A Zarak loyalist, Vorath was expelled from his office when Galen uncovered his involvement in illegal medical experiments on live subjects. Seeking revenge, Vorath gained the chance to do so and continue his experiments with the arrival of Transformers and the creation of the Headmasters, when he agreed to binary bond to Mindwipe.
Monzo None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) Neil Ross
On Nebulos, Monzo was a professional hyperwrestler before he became a nightclub owner. He's a brutal fellow who doesn't appreciate the fine art of tactics or strategy. He especially hates poetry, which puts him at odds with his Headmaster partner, Weirdwolf. However, they both find common ground in wanting to beat stuff up.
Spasma None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Tony St. James
The nervous and insecure Spasma was the son of a despised noble family on Nebulos, bullied and picked on his entire life while being crushed under the weight of a bankrupt family legacy. The arrival of the Transformers on his planet and the creation of the Headmasters gave him the prospect of power to escape his feeling of inadequacy, or so he thought... outwardly, Spasma had his wish fulfilled when he was binary bonded to Apeface, literally becoming the kind of bully who had previously tormented him. But all too frequently, the pressure of combat will wear away at Spasma, until Apeface's actions trigger a torturous flashback from the Nebulan's past, reducing him to a whimpering, crying wreck.
Krunk None The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Christopher Collins
Krunk is Zarak's nasty, brutish bodyguard. He takes orders from Zarak without question, no matter how illegal or rotten they are, as Snapdragon's Headmaster, he enhances the Decepticon's thuggish personality rather nicely. Two peas in a pod, really.
Daniel Witiwicky None The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) David Mendenhall
Daniel Witwicky is the human son of Spike and Carly Witwicky. He is approximately 12 years of age in 2005, and was presumably born sometime between 1990 and 1993. He is the grandson of Sparkplug Witwicky. Daniel often gets into trouble, which requires either his father or the Autobots to save him. He is very good friends with the Autobots, particularly Wheelie, Grimlock, and Hot Rod, but the one he's closest to is Arcee, who views him as a surrogate son. Daniel is (sometimes) the Headmaster partner to Arcee.

Targetmasters[edit]

Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by
Haywire electro-laser cannon The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Rob Paulsen
One of the younger Nebulans to binary bond to a Transformer, Haywire is very much of the "act first, think later"-impulsive-teenage mold. In that respect, the relationship between Haywire and his partner Blurr is one where they get on like a house on fire, but also a classic example of the lack of planning in the early stages of Targetmasters bonding for how effective a combat team they would make. Transforming into an electro-laser cannon, Haywire is just as hyperactive as his partner in combat, often more concerned with how often he fires than where he's aiming or how effective his shots are.
Pinpointer Pistol The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker
Pinpointer is a Nebulan of few words. He's binary bonded to Crosshairs.
Firebolt electrostatic Discharge rifle The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Dick Gautier
Firebolt was once a quiet scholar on the pacifistic planet of Nebulos, where he was renowned as one of its top atomic physicists. Beneath his meek and reserved exterior, however, young Firebolt yearned for a life of action and excitement. His dreams of adventure might never have come true, if not for the intervention of the Decepticons. When the call went out for Nebulans who would be willing to take up arms in defense of their planet, Firebolt was amongst the first to volunteer. Undergoing the extensive and painful procedure known as Binary bonding, Firebolt was given a special suit of black and grey armour and granted the power to transform himself into a powerful double-barreled weapon called an "electrostatic discharge rifle", although eager for the chance to make a difference and have some fun, Firebolt soon found that his own exuberance paled in comparison to his Targetmaster partner: a young Autobot named Hot Rod. Firebolt's opinion of this situation is what could be described as "cautiously optimistic" - he is excited by all the action and adventure of being a Targetmaster, but he is also very nervous at some of the risks that Hot Rod insists on taking at times.
Recoil musket laser rifle The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer
One of the older Nebulans to join the Autobots, Recoil was a former All-World Prismaball champion on his home planet, until age finally caught up with him. While helping to keep Nebulos safe is part of why he agreed to undergo binary bonding to become a Targetmaster, a large part was to prove to himself as much as to others that he still had what it takes. Transforming into a version of Kup's original old-style musket laser, Recoil has found a good match with the crusty Autobot, both seeking the respect they feel their age and experience deserves.
Peacemaker sonic blaster The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen
Peacemaker is an upbeat, almost contagiously positive Nebulan police officer. He keeps trying to cheer up his Autobot partner Pointblank to little result. Pointblank doesn't feel the Autobots should have involved the Nebulans in the war to begin with, and so disapproves of his partner and his advice on principle. Those who know him, though, say that Peacemaker has actually made progress in improving the dour Autobot's world view. Not a lot of progress, mind you... Thankfully Peacemaker knows how to be patient, loves a challenge, and is firm in his belief that optimism leads to success.
Spoilsport double cannon The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) Danny Mann
Spoilsport has a rather appropriate moniker, given that he spoils the fun of his partner Sureshot by being an equally good marksman. In a contest between an intelligent gun and an intelligent gunner, the gun gets a majority vote. His partner resents his interference, and in his turn, the Nebulan resents Sureshot for his lack of appreciation. It can't help that Sureshot is a jerk, of course, and presumably he never calls.
Nightstick beam gun The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) Peter Cullen
Back on Nebulos, Nightstick was a master criminal. For some reason, he gave that up to undergo binary-bonding to Cyclonus. The loyal and honorable Decepticon warrior often finds himself at odds with the very dishonorable Nightstick and generally considers him an irritating pest.
Aimless beam gun The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Milt Jamin
Aimless should have been called "Useless". This Nebulan's success rate when he tries to hit a target is unknown, because that would require him to, you know, actually try. Together with his Targetmaster partner Misfire, he's a danger to himself and others. Mostly others.
Fracas Incendiary cannon The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Neil Ross
Fracas's new Targetmaster body allows him to transform into an incendiary cannon for his new Decepticon partner Scourge—fitting, since Fracas is himself a hot-running, volatile scrapper who explodes into violent rages.
Caliburst lange barrel gun The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 2) Johnny Haymer
Like his binary bonded partner Slugslinger, Caliburst is merely putting on an act and playing the role of the cold and fearless Decepticon warrior he outwardly projects; it's just that he's generally more adept at keeping the mask up because of his former life as an actor. While not a good actor, more the kind to be found in the freezer section next to the other pork products, Caliburst does know the importance of staying in character. Given that he joined the Transformer conflict for the money because there was no one left on Nebulos that could stomach appreciate his "talent", he has an incentive to not screw up, Slugslinger treats his partner fairly well, mostly due to the direct link between the condition of the Decepticon's backbone infrastructure in combat and the condition of his weaponry.
Blowpipe Compression cannon The Rebirth (Part 2) The Rebirth (Part 3) John Moschitta, Jr.
The conniving brother-in-law of Lord Zarak, Blowpipe managed the political campaign that brought him and kept him in power. While a smooth political operator with endless connections, Blowpipe lacks the physical presence and style of a leader, causing him to resent his brother-in-law for taking all the glory when he did all the "real" work, treating combat like he would a political campaign, Blowpipe plots and plans things in advance, leaving nothing to chance, which puts him at odds with his binary bonded partner Triggerhappy, whose idea of combat tactics is to wave his gun around randomly as fast as he can and shoot really, really fast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc. p. 35. ISBN 1-4053-0461-8.