- List of The Transformers characters
This is a list of characters appearing in the original American Transformers cartoon, first aired between 1984 and 1987.
(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.
Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status 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 - Laurie Faso (as Orion Pax) Alive Once a young robot known as Orion Pax, he was attacked by Megatron in the episode War Dawn and later rebuilt, making him into the formidable Optimus Prime. As leader of the Autobots, he has dedicated himself to a life of stopping the Decepticons wherever they attack. He is accompanied by a trailer in vehicle mode, which can become a weapon platform. Also accompanied by Roller, a small unspeaking Autobot which is sent on reconnaissance missions. Killed by Megatron in The Transformers: The Movie, later resurrected by the Quintessons in the two-part episode "The Return of Optimus Prime." 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). Chris Latta Deceased The Autobots' resident inventor and gadgeteer. He often produces devices when needed, though his inventions were notorious for exploding in his face while he was still testing/working on them. Optimistic. He was found dead by Arcee in The Transformers: The Movie. Bumblebee/Goldbug 1967 Volkswagen Beetle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Was rebuilt into Goldbug in The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2 Dan Gilvezan Alive Often referred to as the "smallest Autobot", Bumblebee often volunteers for missions where his small size is an asset. He also possessed the best eyesight of all the Autobots which made him an ideal scout. Was rebuilt into Goldbug in the return of Optimus Prime, part 2. Cliffjumper 1982 Porsche 924/jet fighter More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) "The Rebirth- Part 1"- Last spoke in The Transformers: The Movie (Casey Kasem left the show before season 3 due to objection to the portrayal of Arab characters as stereotypical villains.) Casey Kasem Unknown Impulsive. Optimus Prime frequently reminds him to exercise caution. 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 Deceased A logical and competent tactician who operated as Optimus Prime's right-hand man in many early episodes. Jazz 1983 Porsche 911 Turbo More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Call of the Primitives Scatman Crothers Alive A connoisseur of music, Jazz has the ability to disorient opponents with loud sound. Jazz is also named as Optimus Prime's right-hand man in the Tech Spec that describes his personality on his box. Sideswipe 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP500S Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). Seen in "Only Human" (considered an animation error). Later appeared in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Michael Bell Alive Brave, powerful warrior, but often uses underhanded tricks to win. Carries a rocket pack that allows him to fly for short periods. "Brother" of Sunstreaker, but nowhere near as cold-blooded. Ratchet 1979 Nissan Onebox Vanette Ambulance More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Was killed by Megatron and Starscream in The Transformers: The Movie Don Messick Deceased The Autobots' resident doctor and mechanic. While he is a medic, he does not have a particularly good bedside manner as he frequently throws things like wrenches at his patients if they got hurt for doing something stupid/something they could have avoided. He only threw things once he had repaired them properly of course (He does this especially when it is Sunstreaker or Sideswipe as the said patients). Ironhide 1978 Nissan Onebox Vanette More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Transformers: The Movie (Megatron killed Ironhide offscreen with a point-blank blast to the head from his fusion cannon) Peter Cullen Deceased Tough, but impulsive. Frequently calls for battle against Decepticons, and sometimes engages in battle in spite of Optimus Prime's orders. Is also head of security. Hound 1943 Mitsubishi J59 Military Jeep More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) [The Transformers: The Movie] Later appeared in Transformers: Headmasters. Ken Sansom Alive The Autobots' resident detective. Can create realistic looking holograms to keep opponents off guard. Mirage 1975 F-1 Ligier JS-11 Formula-1 racer More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Masqurade Shot by Megatron in The Transformers: The Movie, however did not make final cut. Frank Welker Unknown More interested in enjoying life than in fighting, Mirage expresses the desire to return home to Cybertron more frequently than other Autobots. Can become invisible, to spy on the Decepticons, and frequently, to ambush them. Trailbreaker 1985 Toyota 4WD Hilux Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 2). "Masqurade" Killed offscreen in "The Transformers: The Movie" early draft, not final cut. Frank Welker Unknown Has the power to create impenetrable forcefields. Slow in terms of speed, but a team player. Sunstreaker 1994 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 Obsessed with personal appearance. One of the most effective Autobot fighters, but isn't always a team player. Often retorts with lines like "Hey, that's a new paint job!" He is also the "Brother" of Sideswipe. Bluestreak 1974 Nissan 280ZX Appears in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1). First speaks in More Than Meets the Eye (Part 3). Possibly killed offscreen in "The Transformers: The Movie" Casey Kasem Unknown A very skilled shooter who packs some serious firepower and abilities. However, he hates war (and isn't especially courageous), and tends to chatter incessantly. 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, last seen in Call of the Primitives (This is considered an animation error). John Stephenson Deceased Carries powerful magnets in his arms that he can use to manipulate large objects. Somewhat impatient. One of the fastest autobots. 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 and Starscream in Transformers: The Movie, last seen in Carnage in C-Minor (This is considered an animation error). Corey Burton Deceased Despite his small stature, Brawn is often described as one of the toughest Autobots. Is considered the strongest of them, second only to Optimus Prime. 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. Was mentioned as dead by Daniel Witwicky in Dark Awakening. Last seen in Carnage In C-Minor (this is considered an animation error). John Stephenson Deceased Is often the first to express a lack of confidence in battle. Although, he is one of the strongest Autobots 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" Don Messick Unknown Characters periodically refer to Gears as being unpleasant. Uses infrared beam to see things at night. Skyfire Cybertronian Jet, (Jetfire VF-1S Super Valkyrie) Fire In the Sky Dark Awakening Gregg Berger Unknown Skyfire/skyshawdow was originally a good friend to Starscream. As described by Starscream in Fire In the Sky the two first travelled to Earth long before the great Cybertonian wars; before there was a distinction between Autobot and Decepticon. When they were caught in a storm, Skyfire crashed and was presumed destroyed when Starscream could not find him. After being found by Starscream in 1984 at the North Pole, Skyfire briefly joined the Decepticons before ultimately concluding that his heart was that of an Autobot. Skyfire continued to be a valuable asset to the Autobot cause over the course of the series. Grimlock Tyrannosaurus rex Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Grimlock's New Brain Gregg Berger Alive Very powerful leader of the Dinobots. Not overly bright, he tended to be used as comic relief after the Movie. Slag Triceratops Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Grimlock's New Brain Neil Ross Alive Hostile, likes to fight. Leads the Dinobots once when Grimlock is incapacitated. Sludge Brontosaurus Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in S.O.S. Dinobots Grimlock's New Brain Frank Welker Alive Least intelligent of the Dinobots, follows whoever appears strongest. Snarl Stegosaurus Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in War of the Dinobots Grimlock's New Brain Hal Rayle Alive Rarely speaks, but lines convey confidence in the Dinobots and their abilities. Swoop Pteranodon Created by Wheeljack and Ratchet in War of the Dinobots Call of the Primitives Michael Bell Alive Most intelligent and cooperative Dinobot. Warpath M551 Sheridan Tank A Prime Problem, first spoke in "Dinobot Island part 2". Ghost in the Machine Alan Oppenheimer Alive Optimistic, punctuates his speech with sound effects (e.g., Wham! Bang!). Tracks 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in Dinobot Island (Part 2). Survived battle of Autobot City in"The Transformers: The Movie" but did not make final cut. Michael McConnohie Alive Hotshot urban socialite who likes his Earth mode more than his original form. Accordingly, can be vain, but a competent warrior nonetheless. Grapple 1951 Mitsubishi Fuso Crane Truck Appears in More than meets the eye (as Hauler) (Part 1). First speaks in The Master Builder. The Transformers: The Movie Peter Renaday Unknown Worrier and perfectionist who longs for his former life as a peaceful architect. Blaster 1984 Radio-Cassette Deck Dinobot Island (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Buster Jones Alive Talks like a radio DJ. His musical tastes are not shared by most of his fellow Autobots. Red Alert Lamborghini Countach LP500S Dinobot Island (Part 1) Killed offscreen by Devastator in "The Transformers: The Movie" Michael Chain Deseased Brave and professional but pessimistic. On one occasion suffered from delusional paranoia. Smokescreen Datsun 280ZX Appears in Dinobot Island (Part 1). First speaks in The Master Builder. Killed offscreen in "The Transformers: The Movie" Later seen in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan) Jack Angel Unknown Intelligent and likeable but sometimes overconfident. Can spread magnetic smoke from his tailpipes, which he uses to great effect against Decepticons. Perceptor Microscope Dinobot Island (Part 2) The Face of Nijika Later appeared in Transformers: Victory (In Japan). Paul Eiding Alive Team scientist who prefers studying to fighting. Usually seen at headquarters or on investigative missions. Seaspray Hovercraft Dinobot Island (Part 2) Thief in the Night Alan Oppenheimer Alive Intellectual dreamer who believes he is more than a collection of mechanical parts. Hoist 1984 Toyota 4WD Hilux Tow Truck Dinobot Island Part 1 Scramble city Michael Chain Alive The team's encourager. Truck bed contains a wide variety of construction implements. Powerglide A-10 Warthog A Prime Problem Ghost in the Machine Michael Chain Alive Cocky hot-dogging flier. According to Bumblebee, "can't save a guy without doin' a commercial." In the episode "Dark Awakening" a ship many fans thought to be Powerglide was destroyed. This is considered an animation error. Beachcomber 1945 Dune Buggy The Insecticon Syndrome Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Alan Oppenheimer Alive Laid-back personality, loves peace and nature. Many fans thought he died in Transformers the movie, but that was an animation error. Inferno 1955 Mitsubishi Fuso Fire Truck The Insecticon Syndrome Scramble City, but was credited in "The Transformers: The Movie" Walker Edmiston Alive Keeps friend Red Alert's paranoia in check. Skilled warrior, but sometimes overconfident. Cosmos Flying Saucer Megatron's Master Plan (Part 2) Grimlock's New Brain Michael McConnohie Alive Disaster-prone worrier, often needs to be rescued. Omega Supreme Base with Tank and Rocket ship Blaster Blues The Big Broadcast of 2006 Jack Angel Alive Emotionless, speaks in two-word sentences (except in his feature episode). Holds a long-standing grudge against the Constructicons. Devcon Cybertronian Jet or Cybertronian Car The Gambler The Gambler, only appearance John Stephenson Alive Bounty hunter. Helped Smokescreen save the Autobots from certain death. Skids Honda City Turbo Mini-Van Quest for Survival Triple Takeover Michael Chain, Dan Gilvezan Alive Theoretician. Asks many questions. Volunteers as long as there are large numbers in his group. Alpha Trion 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 version), Tony Pope (A3) Deceased 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. 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) but survived along with the other Aerialbots. Charlie Adler Alive Leader of the Aerialbots. Silverbolt has acrophobia, but his sense of duty puts his fear in check. 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) but survived along with the other Aerialbots. Rob Paulsen Alive Adventurous; most lines are expressions of enthusiasm and confidence. 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) but survived along with the other Aerialbots. Rob Paulsen Alive Brash and proud. Led a desertion based on his contempt for Autobots and humans, but later realized the necessity of fighting the Decepticons. 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) but survived along with the other Aerialbots. Laurie Faso Alive Gentle. Usually makes observations or gives reports. 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) but survived along with the other Aerialbots. Jeff MacKay Alive Inquisitive. Like the other Aerialbots, prefers Cybertron to Earth. Superion The 5 Aerialbots The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Frank Welker (1st Time), Ed Gilbert (2nd Time) Alive The Aerialbots were built from scrapped Autobot transports on Cybertron and given personalities by Vector Sigma. Together they form Superion, the most frequently appearing Autobot giant, who makes significant discoveries in several episodes. Streetwise Nissan 300ZX Z31 Police Car Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Peter Cullen Alive Calm and casual. Only Autobot to refer to Starscream as "Screamer." Groove Harley Davidson Tour Glide Motorcycle Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive Rarely featured; voice and personality vary across appearances. First Aid Toyota Hiace First appeared in The Revenge of Bruticus. First spoke in Surprise Party. The Rebirth (Part 3) Michael Bell Alive Pacifist (but uses a blaster in his last appearance). Designed and built Metroplex. 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 Leader of the Protectobots. Blades Bell 204 Helicopter Revenge of Bruticus The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive Heroic, but can be a bit of a hot-head. Defensor The 5 Protectobots B.O.T. The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Chris Latta Alive Sworn to protect the human race from the Autobot and Decepticon war. The origin of the Protectobots who form this giant is not given in the cartoon. Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime Hot Rod Cybertronian sports car Rodimus Prime Cybertronian dump truck Transformers: The Movie Rodimus prime The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Hot rod The Rebirth (Part 3) Judd Nelson (movie), Richard Gautier (TV series) Alive
Brash young adventurer and friend of Daniel. Becomes Rodimus Prime at the end of The Transformers: The Movie but reverts to Hot Rod when he relinquishes the Matrix of Leadership back to Optimus Prime. Later becomes a Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Firebolt (also voiced by Richard Gautier).
Kup Cybertronian Pickup Truck The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Lionel Stander (movie), John Stephenson (TV series) Alive Old and wise mentor with a wry sense of humor and a penchant for telling stories of his many experiences. Becomes a Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Recoil (voiced by Johnny Haymer). Ultra Magnus 1985 Mack Car Carrier The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Killed in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Robert Stack (film), Jack Angel (TV series) Alive Ultra Magnus is a longtime friend and follower of Optimus Prime who takes over command of the Autobots after the attack on Autobot City in The Transformers: The Movie. He is subsequently destroyed by Galvatron but rebuilt by the Junkions. After Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus steps down as leader of the Autobots in favor of the chosen one. Blurr Cybertronian Hover Car The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) John Moschitta, Jr. Alive Fast-talking, excitable, and prone to worry or complain. Can sometimes slow his speech when he wants to be taken seriously. Becomes a Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Haywire (voiced by Rob Paulsen). Springer Cybertronian Helicopter/Cybertronian Car The Transformers: The Movie The Burden Hardest to Bear Neil Ross Alive Strong and heroic, with an intense (possibly romantic) connection to Arcee. 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. She eventually becomes a Headmaster with Daniel (in an Exo-suit) forming her head.
It was implied that there was some sexual tension between her and Hot Rod during "The Transformers: The Movie." Though this did not carry over subsequent series.
Wheelie Cybertronian Car The Transformers: The Movie The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Frank Welker Alive Wheelie aided Grimlock and the other Dinobots in reuniting with Kup and Hot Rod on Quintessa. Wheelie speaks in rhyme. His weapon of choice is a slingshot with energon pellets. Outback Series III Land Rover Five Faces of Darkness (Part 1) The Quintesson Journal Dan Gilvezan, Gregg Berger Alive Unlike Swerve and Tailgate, Outback had a couple episodes to showcase him for the audience. His tech spec describes him described as being anti-social. Though some say he is an upgraded form of the Season 1-2 minibot Brawn, this may not be the case due to different personalities. Speaks with an Australian accent. Broadside Aircraft Carrier/Jet Fighter Carnage in C-minor The Burden Hardest to Bear Bill Martin Alive Appears occasionally to provide transportation and muscle power for Autobot missions. Changes appearance midway through the third season from a human-like face to a silver faceplate resembling that of the toy on which his character is based. Pipes Single Axle Cab-Over Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Forever Is a Long Time Coming Hal Rayle Alive A mechanical genius with an admitted ignorance of theoretical physics. Leads the Minibots' ill-fated defense of Teletraan I. Swerve Pickup Truck Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Forever Is a Long Time Coming Ted Schwartz Alive One of the first Autobots to fight Trypticon; stomped into the ground. Later seen on a racetrack during a time distortion. Tailgate 1986 Pontiac Trans Am Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5), only appearance Ted Schwartz Alive One of the first Autobots to fight Trypticon. Fate unknown. 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 Alive Forms part of Autobot City when on base (although the names Autobot City and Metroplex are sometimes used interchangeably). Accompanied by the car Scamper, the tank Slammer, and robot Six-Gun, each of whom appear only rarely. Six-Gun's voice is provided by Maurice LaMarche, and Scamper is performed by Dan Gilvezan. Sky Lynx Space Shuttle/Pteranodon/Lynx Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Aron Kincaid Alive Vocally confident in his superiority and effectiveness. Often used for transportation and rescue. Not a Dinobot, but has dinosaur electrons in his circuitry. U-Haul Robot Cybertronian truck Five Faces of Darkness (Part 4) Five Faces of Darkness (Part 4), only appearance Jack Angel Alive One of the ancient autobots that were enslaved by the Quintessons 10 million years ago. One of the first to become a transformer. Note: U-Haul Robot was not named in the series and his name derives from the Script for part four of the episode Five Faces of Darkness. Sandstorm 1965 Dune Buggy/Helicopter Fight or Flee Starscream's Ghost Jerry Houser Alive Leader of the peaceful Autobot colony of Paradron, but forced to fight when Decepticons claimed the planet. Befriended Octane during the latter's banishment from the Decepticons. Beta Cybertronian Car Forever Is a Long Time Coming Forever Is a Long Time Coming, only appearance Susan Blu Alive Female Autobot. Used to work with Alpha Trion back on Cybertron. Nosecone Cybertronian drill Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) David Workman Alive The first Technobot created by Grimlock. Insists on thinking before taking action. Lightspeed Race Car Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Danny Mann Alive Mellow observer with a dry sense of humor. Loves being in space. Strafe Jet Fighter Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen Alive Loves "action hard and fast." Scattershot Cybertronian Jet Fighter/Cannon Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen Alive Leader of the Technobots. Confident but sometimes dismissive of the need for help. Afterburner Motorcycle Created by Grimlock in Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Jim Cummings Alive Boisterous and aggressive, tends to leap into action without forethought. Computron The 5 Technobots Grimlock's New Brain The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Bert Kramer Alive Calculates probabilities in a monotone and recommends or performs the concluded action for maximally effective results. A giant formed by Technobots who were built by Grimlock who was made super-intelligent in an accident. Grimlock transferred his intelligence into Computron, to fight the evil Terricons. 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. Freeway Sports car The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 3 Danny Mann Alive The Throttlebots' self-proclaimed comedian. Rollbar Jeep Wrangler The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 1 Dan Gilvezan Alive Impulsive, loves to take chances. Searchlight Ford RS200 The Return of Optimus Prime Part 1 The Rebirth Part 3 Steve Bulen Alive Cruises the Earth with the curiosity of a cat. 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. Sureshot Race Car The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Steve Bulen Alive Wants to be part of the action. A Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Spoilsport (voiced by Danny Mann). Hardhead Tank The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener Alive Brawn-over-brains powerhouse. His head is formed by the Nebulon strategist Duros (voiced by Charlie Adler). Chromedome Car The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Frank Welker Alive Laid-back character whose head is formed by the Nebulon strategist Stylor (voiced by Charlie Adler). Pointblank Truck The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Neil Ross Alive Least featured of the Targetmasters; his only line is a witty remark. His weapon is formed by Peacemaker (voiced by Steve Bulen). Brainstorm Jet Fighter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Michael Bell Alive Youthful thinker and visionary who pioneered the concept of Headmasters. His head is formed by the elder Nebulon sage Arcana (voiced by Jack Angel). Highbrow Helicopter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive Somewhat prideful Headmaster with an impressive vocabulary. His head is formed by the Nebulon rebel leader Gort (voiced by Michael Bell), an uneasy partnership for both. Cerebros Miniature Battle Station/Fortress Maximus's head The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive War-weary Autobot who must be repeatedly persuaded to join the others. Eventually became a Headmaster with Spike as his counterpart. Crosshairs Truck The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Neil Ross Alive Mildly jocular, usually places himself near the leader of his group. A Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Pinpointer (voiced by Frank Welker). Fastlane/Cloudraker Dune Buggy (Fastlane), Jet (Cloudraker) The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 2) Rob Paulsen (as Fastlane), Danny Mann (as Cloudraker) Alive Enthusiastic and obedient, remembered for their acknowledgement, "Roger dodger, Optimus Prime!" The two have almost identical robot modes. Fortress Maximus City/Battle Station Created by Spike Witwicky in The Rebirth (Part 3) The Rebirth (Part 3), only appearance Stephen Keener Alive Constructed by Spike with the help of Cerebros (voiced by Jared Barclay), who forms his head. It is unclear from the cartoon whether Fortress Maximus has a personality of his own.
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 cartoonTransformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. Their best known leader is Megatron.
Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Status alive Megatron 1913 U.N.C.L.E. Walther P-38f18-eagle 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 Transformed Built one dark night on Cybertron, Megatron has terrorized Autobots ever since. His power appears unmatched except perhaps by Optimus Prime himself. When fully charged, his fusion cannon can kill Transformers with one shot. Skywarp 1975 F-15 Eagle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Turned into a member of the Cyclonus armada in The Transformers: The Movie. Was seen in Starscream's coronation due an animation error. Frank Welker Transformed Not very intelligent but is an outstanding warrior and is considered the sneakiest of the Decepticons. Has a cruel sense of humor. Has the ability to instantly teleport up to 2.5 miles. Carries heat-seeking missiles and variable caliber machine guns. Starscream 1975 F-15 Eagle More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Ghost in the Machine Chris Latta Deceased, now a ghost Starscream is Megatron's air commander and second-in-command, but is eager to usurp him as leader of the Decepticons. His scheming has at times cost the Decepticons decisive advantages. Among his arsenal are cluster bombs and a paralyzing null ray. Galvatron killed him in "The Transformers: The Movie." His ghost later appeared in "Starscream's Ghost" and "Ghost in the Machine". Yet in "Ghost in the Machine," Unicron's power revived Starscream and tumbled out of Unicron's head as the other Decepticons seeing this wonder if ghosts actually tumble. Starscream wasn't seen in later episodes after that. Made an appearance in Beast Wars series as his G1 self. 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 an animation error.
John Stephenson Transformed Has doubts about the Decepticon cause, that was rarely shown in the series. He is good friends with Skywarp. Can create deafening sonic booms that have only been represented in the series by Megatron in Heavy Metal War, and the emission of irritatingly loud noise which Starscream complained about at the conclusion of Fire on the Mountain. His other notable weapons are his incendiary guns and cruise missiles. Soundwave Microcassette recorder More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Frank Welker, Hal Rayle (seasons 2 and 4) Alive Soundwave is recognizable for his mechanical voice and loyalty to Megatron. Houses all of the cassette Decepticons while they are in cassette mode. Acts as Megatron's/Galvatron's fourth-in-command. Shockwave Laser Cannon More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Killed in "The Transformers: The Movie." Corey Burton Presumed Deceased Shockwave is the only named Decepticon to remain on Cybertron during the others' slumber on Earth. Because of this, his alternate mode is never reformatted to resemble an Earth device. Except for animation errors, Shockwave never leaves Cybertron, always standing watch over the planet for Megatron. He was last seen and heard during Unicron's attack on Cybertron. It has been speculated that he was killed when his command tower was crushed. However, another generic Decepticon that looked similar to Shockwave was illustrated (and colored white) in the alternate opening titles of "Five Faces of Darkness". Reflector 1981 Kodak Camera More Than Meets the Eye (Part 1) Starscream's Brigade Chris Latta Alive Reflector is the only Transformer whose robot mode consists of three robots, Viewfinder, Spectro & Spyglass, which merge together to form one camera. The three robots almost always act and speak in unison with each other. Can create blinding flares that last for 15 seconds. Shrapnel Horse Fly 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 Transformed Leader of the Insecticons. Repeats the last word of nearly every sentence he speaks. Able to harvest electricity of storm clouds and reproject them as energy blasts, as well as clone himself and the other Insecticons as seen in his introductory episode. Bombshell Japanese rhinoceros beetle A Plague of Insecticons Turned into Cyclonus in Transformers: The Movie. Last seen in Thief in the Night due to animation error. Michael Bell Transformed Possibly the most intelligent of the Insecticons; serves as Decepticon mechanic on one occasion. Can control other Transformers by implanting cerebro-shells in their heads. 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 Transformed Not significantly different from the other Insecticons, except for his strong back kick (hence the name), which was used several times in his introductory episode. Occasionally mispronounces words. Hook 1970 Crane Vehicle Fire on the Mountain The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross Proud of his abilities and surgical precision, sees himself as superior to others. Scrapper 1971 Front End Loader Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Michael Bell Alive Leader of the Constructicons. Bonecrusher 1972 Bulldozer Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross Alive Rough and eager for battle. Long Haul 1973 Dump truck Heavy Metal War The Burden Hardest To Bear Gregg Berger Alive Vocally discontented with his assignments; would prefer to be at the forefront of the action. Scavenger 1974 Excavator Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Don Messick Alive Enjoys destruction and "hates nice things." Can detect metallic objects through rock. Mixmaster 1975 Cement Truck Heavy Metal War The Rebirth (Part 1) Frank Welker Alive Mixes chemicals to produce spray weapons. Oversaw the construction of Trypticon. Devastator The 6 Constructicons Heavy Metal War The Burden Hardest to Bear Arthur Burghardt Alive Devastator is a combination of the six Constructicons, Hook, Scrapper, Mixmaster, Long Haul, Scavenger, and Bonecrusher. Devastator was the strongest Transformer when he was first introduced on the series. The Constructicons were originally master designers and builders on Cybertron before the war between Autobots and Decepticons. They were good friends with Omega Supreme and had built some of the most magnificent cities on Cyberton. Megatron had captured and reprogrammed them to become Decepticons, they then began destroying the cities they once built. Omega Supreme captured them and tried to re-program them but learned too late that the programming could not be reversed. Pretending to be good again, the Constructicons used their new mode, Devastator, to attack Omega Supreme and tried to have him reprogrammed to be a Decipticon as well. Omega Supreme was not fully reprogrammed, but attained an extremely serious and somewhat mean demeanor, and he became determined to stop the Constructicons at all costs. He hunted them across the universe until he found that they once again rejoined their master Megatron on Earth and he joined the Autobots there to help finish the Constructicons once and for all. 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 Alive Confident upon entering battle but usually the first to panic or flee. 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 Alive Not particularly bright but has a penchant for command. Must sometimes replace his head/nosecone after ramming his targets. 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 Once tried to form his own power base and challenge Megatron's leadership. Also provoked the ire of Galvatron by questioning his trust in the Quintessons. Was expelled from the Decepticons by Galvatron in episode five of Five Faces of Darkness for helping the Autobots to force him to end hostilities after the Quintesson's plot was foiled. 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 Alive Pessimistic and accident prone. Astrotrain Locomotive/Space Shuttle Appears in Megatron's Master Plan (Part 2). First speaks in Blaster Blues. The Burden Hardest to Bear Jack Angel Alive Arrogant and self-obsessed, Astrotrain once tried to build his own army of trains to take over the Decepticons and later set himself up as a god on a primitive, energy-rich planet. Deceptitran none Sea Change Sea Change, only appearance Paul Eiding Alive Created and programmed by the Decepticons to harvest energon on a distant planet. Deceptitran enslaved the Tlalakans in order to mine and collect the planet's energon. . 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 Leader of the Stunticons. Sees himself as ruler of the road, unafraid to challenge even the most formidable opponents. 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 Loyal, often offers suggestions to his team. 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 fatalist, but a dandy at the same time (strangely enough, isn't it?). Breakdown Lamborghini Countach Created by the Decepticons in The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 1) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Alan Oppenheimer, Jack Angel (in "The Key to Vector Sigma") Alive Often uncertain and paranoid. Prone to malapropisms. 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 Wild and unrestrained. Menasor The 5 Stunticons The Key to Vector Sigma (Part 2) The Ultimate Weapon Regis Cordic, Roger C. Carmel Alive Destructive brute-force giant formed by the Stunticons, who were built on Earth by Megatron from stolen cars and given personalities by Vector Sigma. Brawl Leopard tanktank Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Tony St. James Alive Impulsive, eager to fight. Swindle Willys Jeep Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive Conniving, willing to betray his fellow Decepticons for money. Blast Off Space Shuttle Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Milt Jamin Alive Arrogant and concerned with his physical appearance as referred to in Starscream's Brigade. Has an independent streak and is quick to enlist organics to achieve his goals. Uses an ionic blaster to disable enemies. Vortex SH-2 Seasprite Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) Johnny Haymer Alive Detests humans. Enjoys causing wind distortions for confusion in battle. Onslaught Self-propelled artillery Truck Created by Starscream in Starscream's Brigade The Rebirth (Part 3) S. Marc Jordan, Steve Bulen (in "The Rebirth") Alive Leader, strategist, and tactician for the Combaticons. Power-hungry and not particularly loyal to the Decepticon cause. Bruticus The 5 Combaticons Starscream's Brigade The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Roger C. Carmel Alive The Combaticons were created when the exiled Starscream stole the personality components of renegade Decepticons and installed them in discarded military hardware. Together they form the powerful but dimwitted giant Bruticus. Galvatron Laser Cannon Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Later killed in Transformers: Headmasters (in Japan). Leonard Nimoy (movie), Frank Welker (TV series) Deseased After Megatron was left for dead by the other Decepticons (led by Starscream), Unicron gave him a new body and called him Galvatron. Galvatron was forced to act as Unicron's slave until Rodimus Prime and the remaining Autobots destroyed Unicron in "The Transformers: The Movie." Since the Movie, Galvatron suffers from bouts of irrationality and is often hostile to his subordinates. Cyclonus Cybertronian Jet Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Roger C. Carmel, Jack Angel ("The Return of Optimus Prime" and "The Rebirth") Alive Formed by Unicron from the remains of Bombshell to help Galvatron destroy the Matrix of Leadership. Acts as Galvatron's second-in-command. Usually calm, rational, and well-spoken, taking pride in the Decepticons and their cause. Becomes a Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Nightstick (voiced by Peter Cullen). Scourge Cybertronian Hovercraft Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Stanley Jones Alive Formed by Unicron from the remains of Thundercraker to help Galvatron destroy the Matrix of Leadership. Acts as Galvatron's third-in-command. A barely competent doubter but secretly power-hungry and easily seduced. He leads an army of clones called the Sweeps (built from the remains of Shrapnell and Kickback). Becomes a Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Fracas (voiced by Neil Ross). 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 An inventive Coward known primarily for his defection from the Decepticons and his encounter with the ghost of Starscream. Trypticon Tyrannosaurus rex/Decepticon City/Battle Station Created by the Constructicons in Scramble City) Call of the Primitives Brad Garrett Alive Unintelligent and easily distracted but tremendously powerful. Built by the Constructicons. His toy's components Brunt and Full Tilt do not appear as characters in the cartoon. Tantrum Bull Appears in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5). First speaks in Chaos. Call of the Primitives Philip L. Clarke Hostile and temper-prone. Rampage Tiger Appears in Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5). First speaks in Nightmare Planet. The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Laurie Faso Speaks almost exclusively in threats, fights everybody (no matter, Autobots or other Decepticons). The only thing that can calm him down is a TV set switched on. Headstrong Rhinoceros Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Ron Feinberg Blindly loyal to Galvatron. Razorclaw Lion Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Bud Davis Proud leader of the Predacons. Hates Autobots and humans but once joined with Springer to defeat a common foe. Divebomb Eagle Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Laurie Faso Predacon scout who often finds himself in trouble. Predaking The 5 Predacons Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 2) Bud Davis Giant warrior who moves in slow motion in his first appearances. The Predacons who form his body are presented first as agents of the Quintessons before fighting under Galvatron's command. Their origin is unknown. Runamuck Pontiac Trans Am Chaos Ghost in the Machine Roger Behr Alive An energetic cowboy-type who regards himself and Runabout as two of the Decepticons' "hardest-chargin' dudes." Runabout Lotus Esprit Ghost in the Machine Ghost in the Machine, only appearance Roger Behr Little is known about him other than the fact that he hates guard duty and regards Charr as a "dinky planet." Rippersnapper Land Shark Appears in Grimlock's New Brain. First speaks in Money Is Everything. The Rebirth (Part 3) Jim Cummings A brutish monster. Blot Unspecified Blue Monster Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Tony St. James A brutish monster. Almost never appears in robot mode. 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 A brutish monster. His two heads often argue with each other. 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 Mission-focused, possibly the most intelligent Terrorcon. Hun-Grrr White Two-Headed Dragon Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 3) Marshall Efron and Stephen Keener Terrorcon leader whose desire is to devour Autobots. Abominus The 5 Terrorcons Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 2) Jim Gosa Usually speaks only in grunts. Capable only of brute force. The Terrorcons who form him are working for the Quintessons in one episode but are otherwise Decepticon agents. Triggerhappy/Ttriggershot Jet Fighterf1-eagle The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Charlie Adler Enthusiastic and impulsive fighter. A Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Blowpipe (voiced by John Moschitta, Jr.). Weirdwolf Wolf The Rebirth (part 1) The Rebirth (part 3) Stanley Jones (animal noises only) Essentially tags along with the other Headmasters and Targetmasters. His head is formed by Monzo (voiced by Neil Ross). Skullcruncher Alligator The Rebirth (Part 1) First speaks in The Rebirth (Part 3). The Rebirth (Part 3) Chris Latta Seems to prefer pointless destruction to actual combat, even in the midst of battle. His head is formed by Grax (voiced by Milt Jamin). Misfire Jet Fighter Appears in The Rebirth (Part 1). First speaks in The Rebirth (Part 2). The Rebirth (Part 3). Stanley Jones A pessimistic Targetmaster whose unpredictable weapon is formed by Aimless (voiced by Milt Jamin). Mindwipe Bat The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Stephen Keener A Gothic mystic who uses extrasensory powers to control other Transformers. His head is formed by Vorath (voiced by Neil Ross). Apeface Fighter Jet/Ape The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Richard Gautier Obnoxious beast who enjoys displaying contempt for his enemies. His head is formed by Spasma (voiced by Tony St. James). Snapdragon Fighter Jet/Tyrannosaurus The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 2) Dan Gilvezan Primarily operates on an animal level. His head is formed by Krunk (voiced by Chris Latta). Pounce/Wingspan Puma (Pounce), Hawk (Wingspan) The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 1), only appearance Stan Jones Pounce, Peter Cullen Wingspan Infiltrated Autobot City and stole the key to Cybertron's Plasma Energy Chamber. The two have almost identical robot modes. Sixshot Tank/Armored Car/Starship/Laser Pistol/Wolf The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 1) Neil Ross Shows off his status as a "one-robot army" by using his various forms to defeat the Aerialbots. Slugslinger Jet Fighter The Rebirth (Part 1) The Rebirth (Part 3) Peter Cullen Dignified but hapless warrior. A Targetmaster whose weapon is formed by Caliburst (voiced by Johnny Haymer). 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 Built by Nebulon ruler Lord Zarak (voiced by Stanley Jones), who forms the robot mode's head as his personal perfection of the Headmaster process.
Aliens and Monsters
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 Cybertronic tank 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 None 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 None 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.
Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Arcee Covertible coupe The Transformers: The Movie The Rebirth (Part 3) Susan Blu Most make the mistake of noticing only Arcee's gender, but these first impressions are quickly expanded upon. Arcee is a merciless and deadly warrior who's an expert in hand-to-hand combat and one of the best sharpshooters on record. The reason for her ferocity is how much she cares for her fellow Autobots and especially the humans they protect. She knows how fragile her organic companions are, and she's equally aware of the evils the Decepticons are capable of. Peers such as Hot Rod and Springer may be more durable than the humans, but she no less fights to defend them as well. They get in plenty of trouble, so someone has to be the level-headed one. (Some believe Arcee has a romantic attraction to either of those two, but that depends on who and when you ask.) Elita One Cybertronian car The Search for Alpha Trion War Dawn (Ariel) Marlene Aragon Elita One is a devoted Autobot and powerful warrior, fearless in the face of the enemy, but compassionate to those who need her help. Chromia Cybertronian van The Search for Alpha Trion The Transformers: The Movie (In cybertron) Linda Gary 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 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. Greenlight Cybertronian truck The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion No Voice Greenlight, back when she was impetuous and untested, was once one of Cybertron's most promising young scientists. But then the war came. Unlike before, when she could only abstractly mourn for the lives lost, it took a loss of a friend to make her realize that she, too, had a stake in the outcome. Lancer Cybertronian truck The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion No Voice Lancer, back when she was impetuous and untested, was once one of Cybertron's most promising young scientists. She's thought about putting in an application at the Elite Guard, but she always gets too nervous. Moonracer Cybertronian car The Search for Alpha Trion The Search for Alpha Trion Morgan Lofting 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.
Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Arcana[disambiguation needed ] 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) Charlie Alder 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 Alder 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) Miilt 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 A) eating the corpses of your enemies B) 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) Chris Latta 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. Come to think of it, he doesn't seem to have any human friends. What a shock.
Daniel is (sometimes) the Headmaster partner to Arcee.
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) Richard 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 duple 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.
Name Alternate mode First appearance Last appearance Voiced by Devastator None The Secret of Omega Supreme The Burden Hardest to Bear Arthur Burghardt Devastator is an immensely powerful warrior, and in that sense the combination of the Constructicons into a merged being is a huge success. Mentally, on the other hand, he's very much less than the sum of his parts. Devastator's primitive psyche is limited to only the thoughts and actions on which all his components can agree, which results in raging bouts of destructive fury. Given the sheer power Devastator brings to these rages, Megatron has no complaints. Menasor None The Key of Vector Sigma (Part 2) The Ultimate Weapon Roger C. Carmel - Regis Cordic Menasor was meant to be the ultimate Decepticon weapon, and perhaps he would have been if not for the fatal flaw in his design. His mind was designed to merge together the psyches of the five Stunticons who compose his form. Unfortunately, the great depth of loathing the four limb components feel towards Motormaster, to say nothing of the fact that all five of them are psychotic as individuals anyway, has created a primal psychological rift and left Menasor an unpredictable mass of conflicting, chaotic impulses. Extremely powerful, highly mentally unstable, and prone to violent tantrums where he lashes out at anything in range, Menasor is not a weapon to point and fire, but a raging monster to turn loose on the battlefield and then get as far away from as possible. Abominus None Grimlock's New Brain The Rebirth (Part 2) Jim Gosa Even more so than the other Decepticon combiners, Abominus is a being of mindless fury. He's not truly a warrior—he's an animal, the destructive rages of the Terrorcons that compose him personified. His commanders can't give him orders simplistic enough for him to understand, so they just point him in the direction of objects that need to be smashed, and turn him loose. The only thing that distinguishes him from a wild beast is the enjoyment he derives from his terrible rampages. Bruticus None Starscream's Brigade The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Roger C. Carmel Bruticus is the combined form of the Combaticon team. A terrifying sight on the battlefield, Bruticus is among the strongest of all Transformers. He can pulverize a suspension bridge with one 14,000 psi punch. He can lift up to 500,000 pounds. His armor is impervious to most artillery and radiation. Predaking None Five Faces of Darkness(Part 5 The Return of Optimus Prime(Part 2) Bud Davis Predaking is the ferocious fusion of all five of the Predacons: Divebomb, Headstrong, Rampage, Tantrum, and team leader Razorclaw. Predaking is highly unusual, perhaps even unique, among combiners by the successful fusion of each of his component elements' physical abilities and personalities. Most others of his kind are rendered stupid, suggestible, or borderline insane by the merging of minds, but the five Predacons are united by their shared love of the hunt, and produce a single complete persona. Between his physical prowess, unexpected mental acuity, and animalistic, almost instinct-fast hunting actions, Predaking is one of the most dangerous and intimidating weapons ever added to the Decepticon ranks. As a weapon he is without equal; as a warrior he is without restraint. He can lift one million tons without straining a circuit. When Predaking is on your trail, all hope is lost. Superion None The Key of Vector Sigma(Part 2} The Return of Optimus Prime(Part 1) Frank Welker - Ed Gilbert In his combined form, his thought capacity is reduced to two things: destroy the Decepticons, and protect the humans. Because of this, he sometimes has difficulty adapting to new situations,In all continuities he is depicted as being the chief rival and equal of Menasor. However, this makes more poetic than literal sense, as the real-life scale difference between their component vehicle parts would suggest a rather drastic disparity in actual stature. Computron None Grimlock's New Brain The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Bert Kramer Computron is the combination of the five Autobot Technobots. Typically, the combiner process dulls the wits of the individual transformers, however, such is not the case for Computron. The Technobots managed to remedy that problem, but in the process, severely lagged Computron's reaction time. Before coming to any decision, Computron must analyze the opinions of every individual Technobot, resulting in his falling behind in battle. In the end, he always makes the correct choice, but more often than not it's too little, too late. Thanks for nothing, brainiac! Defensor None B.O.T The Return of Optimus Prime (Part 1) Chris Latta The combined form of the five Protectobots Defensor exists specifically to safeguard human life. In many ways he feels about the human race the way a parent would their children and he would give his life away in an instant rather than let one human come to harm. Defensor is emotionally attached to humans on a level that sometimes worries his fellow Autobots. He identifies with them the same way a sheep dog would with its flock or a puppy with its human owners. As far as Defensor is concerned the humans are his "kind." Sadly the titanic robot giant's attempts at personal interaction and friendly exchanges with humans tend to fail. We humans tend to be more wary and frightened of his alien nature and great size than Defensor can understand. Despite this, Defensor is fairly well adjusted mentally compared to almost every other Generation 1 gestalt. Transformers UniverseFactionsCharactersSupporting charactersSubgroupsAutobotsDecepticonsMiscellaneousRelated articles Media and attractions
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