History Characters / TransformersGeneration1

31st Oct '16 5:46:29 PM Thanos6
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: There are no good Quintessons, there are only organized and disorganized ones. Al-Badur was the only one to help the Cybertronians, but he turned on them in the end. Pentius initially presented himself as a neutral malevolent force meant to steer Megatron towards evil. He was wicked, but firmly believed in bettering Megatron to the point where he approves of Megatron killing him for survival, and even Pentius reduced to a spark, betrays Megatron for his own gain.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: There are almost no good Quintessons, there are only organized and disorganized ones. Quintessons. Al-Badur was the only one to help helped the Cybertronians, but he turned on them in the end. Pentius initially presented himself as a neutral malevolent force meant to steer Megatron towards evil. He was wicked, but firmly believed in bettering Megatron to the point where he approves of Megatron killing him for survival, and even Pentius reduced to a spark, betrays Megatron for his own gain. The only two Quintessons who are known to be definitely good are Aquarius, who comes from a MirrorUniverse, and Klementia, who resurrected Optimus Prime in ''The Return Of Optimus Prime'' and, according to supplementary materials, would later go onto forge a peace between the Quintessons and the Autobots and spearhead a number of reforms in Quintesson society.
10th Aug '16 1:35:20 AM CaptainTedium
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* OrcusOnHisThrone

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* OrcusOnHisThrone
OrcusOnHisThrone: Never really did anything of note before the G2 comics ended.



* MadScientist

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* MadScientistMadScientist: Experimented on Cybertronians without their consent.
10th Aug '16 1:33:04 AM CaptainTedium
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->'''Voiced by''': Creator/CoreyBurton



* DecompositeCharacter: Originally, Spike in the cartoon and Buster in the comics filled the same role in their respective continuities. Spike was introduced much later in the comics as Buster's older brother.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: After becoming Fortress Maximus.
* LegacyCharacter: To Galen as Fortress Maximus [[spoiler:and Becomes Circuit Smasher in the Regeneration One series.]]

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* DecompositeCharacter: Originally, Spike in the cartoon and Buster in the Marvel comics filled the same role in their respective continuities. Spike was introduced much later in the comics as Buster's older brother.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: After becoming Fortress Maximus.
Maximus, he's even more formidable than when he was just a normal human.
* LegacyCharacter: To Galen as Fortress Maximus in the Marvel comics (Spike was the first and only to become him in the cartoon) [[spoiler:and Becomes Circuit Smasher in the Regeneration One series.]]



* OfficialCouple: With Carly.

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* OfficialCouple: With Carly. They even get married during the TimeSkip between the second and third seasons.
* PapaWolf: In the cartoon's final episode "The Rebirth", he creates Fortress Maximus to take down Zarak after realizing how much danger his son Daniel is in.



->'''Voiced by''': Chris Latta



* BadassGrandpa
* BadassNormal

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* BadassGrandpa
BadassGrandpa: He's a middle-aged man who is still pretty good at helping the Autobots fight the Decepticons.
* BadassNormalBadassNormal: While just a normal guy, he's still pretty useful and can even help Ratchet and Wheeljack with their tinkering.



* ThePatriarch

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* ThePatriarch
ThePatriarch: He is Spike Witwicky's father and is well respected by the Autobots.



* BadassNormal
* BadassBookworm

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* BadassNormal
BadassNormal: Like his brother, he's a useful ally to the Autobots even though he's just a human being.
* BadassBookwormBadassBookworm: He's very smart and regularly aids in fighting the Decepticons.



* HeroesWantRedheads
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: by zombie Ratbat - [[BrickJoke in a car wash]], no less]], in the backstory of ''Regeneration One''.

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* HeroesWantRedheads
HeroesWantRedheads: His girlfirend Jessie has red hair.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: by zombie Ratbat - [[BrickJoke in a car wash]], no less]], in the backstory of ''Regeneration One''.



* OfficialCouple: With Jesse.

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* OfficialCouple: With Jesse.
Jesse. They even get married in ''Regeneration One''.



->'''Voiced by''': Michael Horton



* BadassBookworm

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* BadassBookwormBadassBookworm: He's very intelligent and sometimes proves useful in fights against the Decepticons.



* HandicappedBadass
* NerdGlasses

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* HandicappedBadass
HandicappedBadass: He may be in a wheelchair, but he's still as useful an ally to the Autobots as Spike.
* NerdGlasses
NerdGlasses: He wears glasses and is kind of nerdy.



->'''Voiced by''': Arlene Banas



* BadassBookworm

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* BadassBookwormBadassBookworm: She's very intelligent and is able to go toe-to-toe with the Decepticons.



* OfficialCouple: With Spike.

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* OfficialCouple: With Spike.
Spike. They even get married in the TimeSkip after season two.
* OnlyOneName: While it would obviously be Witwicky after she married Spike, her maiden name remains unknown.



->'''Voiced by''': David Mendenhall



* BadassAdorable
* JumpedAtTheCall: And he did ''much'' better than Hot Rod.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For his father.
* TagalongKid

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* BadassAdorable
BadassAdorable: He's just a kid, but he's still useful to the Autobots and even has the guts to talk back to Cyclonus on occasion.
* JumpedAtTheCall: And he did ''much'' better than Hot Rod.
He's always happy to get a chance to help the Autobots.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Fills in the role his father.
father had in the first two seasons as the Autobots' closest human ally, since Spike didn't appear as often in the third season.
* TagalongKid
TagalongKid: He often comes along with the Autobots on their adventures.



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/CaseyKasem

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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced by''': Creator/CaseyKasem



* {{Cyborg}}: The top of his scalp and his left hand are metallic-mechanical replacements of biological ones. "Countdown to Extinction" takes it further by having most of his body replaced with robotics except for half his face and part of his chest and right arm.



* TheQuisling

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* TheQuisling
TheQuisling: He allies himself with the Decepticons.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Never shows up again after being left on Cybertron as an immobile cyborg in "Countdown to Extinction".
10th Aug '16 1:15:59 AM CaptainTedium
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/CaseyKasem



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: in ''Regeneration One''.
* OfficialCouple: With Buster.

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: KilledOffForReal: She is killed off in ''Regeneration One''.
* OfficialCouple: With Buster.
She and Buster even get married in ''Regeneration One''.



The Autobots' main contact/ally in the Earth Defense Command. [[IntercontinuityCrossover Daughter of]] [[GIJoe Flint and Lady Jaye]]. In her younger years, she was ironically a vigilante opposing the EDC (at the time, the EDC was anti-Transformer), and was a Kiss Player, a girl with the ability to kiss a Transformer to FusionDance with it and dramatically boost its powers and share her knowledge and skills.

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->'''Voiced by''': Susan Blu

The Autobots' main contact/ally in the Earth Defense Command. [[IntercontinuityCrossover Daughter of]] [[GIJoe [[Franchise/GIJoe Flint and Lady Jaye]]. In her younger years, she was ironically a vigilante opposing the EDC (at the time, the EDC was anti-Transformer), and was a Kiss Player, a girl with the ability to kiss a Transformer to FusionDance with it and dramatically boost its powers and share her knowledge and skills.



* ActionGirl
* BroughtDownToNormal
* TheCaptain

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* ActionGirl
ActionGirl: She's an occasional ally to the Autobots.
* BroughtDownToNormal
BroughtDownToNormal: After the events of ''Kiss Players'', she presumably lost her ability to fuse with a Transformer.
* TheCaptainTheCaptain: She's head of the Earth Defense Command.



* FieryRedhead

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* FieryRedheadFieryRedhead: She has red hair and is temperamental.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigureReasonableAuthorityFigure: She trusts the Autobots and knows they're the good guys.



* ClingyCostume: Since she needs it to walk.

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* ClingyCostume: Since she needs it to walk.walk, she's never without her costume.



* DisabilitySuperpower
* DisabledHottie

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* DisabilitySuperpower
DisabilitySuperpower: She's crippled, but wears a suit that gives her amazing powers.
* DisabledHottieDisabledHottie: She can no longer move on her own and is very attractive.



* GeniusCripple
* HandicappedBadass
* HotScientist

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* GeniusCripple
GeniusCripple: She can't move without her suit and is a very cunning adversary.
* HandicappedBadass
HandicappedBadass: Manages to become a genuine threat to all Transformers after being crippled by Shockwave.
* HotScientistHotScientist: She's very attractive and made her suit herself.



* VaporWear

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* VaporWear
VaporWear: The amount of skin her suit leaves exposed makes it clear she's not wearing anything underneath.



->'''Voiced by''': Philip L. Clarke



* ChestOfMedals
* {{Expy}}[=/=]TakeThat: Of UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi.
* TheGeneralissimo
* {{Greed}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheMagnificent

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* ChestOfMedals
ChestOfMedals: He has a lot of medals on his body.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]TakeThat: Of UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi.
TheGeneralissimo: He's a military leader of a third-world country he apparently rules with an iron fist.
* TheGeneralissimo
{{Greed}}: He's very obsessed with gold.
* {{Greed}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheMagnificent
{{Jerkass}}: Not a nice guy at all.
( NoCelebritiesWereHarmed[=/=]TakeThat: He's an unflattering caricature of UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi.



* PresidentForLife
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard

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* PresidentForLife
PresidentForLife: One of his proclaimed titles is that he's President for life.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard
TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: He has quite a lot of titles that he feels the need to mention every time he says his name.



* TheCasanova

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* TheCasanovaTheCasanova: Sometimes tries to pick up girls.



* HonestCorporateExecutive
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules

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* HonestCorporateExecutive
HonestCorporateExecutive: He's an honest businessman allied with the Autobots.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRulesScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: He will not condone illegal practices.



* DarkIsEdgy

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* DarkIsEdgyCastingAShadow: He has shadowy energy surrounding him.
10th Aug '16 12:59:30 AM CaptainTedium
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** ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass recasts Nova as the new identity of the revived Evil Optimus Prime, who is now a good-guy.
** VideoGame/TransformersDevastation Nova was an idealistic and moral leader of Cybertron who was corrupted by Unicron.

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** ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' recasts Nova as the new identity of the revived Evil Optimus Prime, who is now a good-guy.
** VideoGame/TransformersDevastation In ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'', Nova was an idealistic and moral leader of Cybertron who was corrupted by Unicron.



* DarkIsEvil

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* DarkIsEvilDarkIsEvil: He has a sinister appearance and isn't a good guy at all.



* TheUndead

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* TheUndead
TheUndead: Because of exposure to the energies of the Dead Universe, he's neither living nor dead.



=>'''Voiced by''': Various; Regis Cordic, Roger C. Carmel, and Jack Angel were the primary voices.



* CombatTentacles
* DirtyCoward

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* CombatTentacles
CombatTentacles: They have tentacles that they often use to defend themselves.
* DirtyCowardDirtyCoward: They'll betray anyone to save their own skin.



* HangingJudge
* {{Jerkass}}

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* HangingJudge
HangingJudge: The trials they hold for their prisoners always end with the prisoner being executed.
* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: They enjoy tormenting and killing people for no good reason.



* MadScientist

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* MadScientistMadScientist: Many of them enjoy performing experiments on their captives.



* MinorMajorCharacter

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* MinorMajorCharacterMinorMajorCharacter: Even though he created the Cybertronian race, he's seldom given any prominence.



* PhysicalGod

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* PhysicalGodPhysicalGod: He's the creator god of the Transformers.



->'''Voiced by''': Creator/OrsonWelles (''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''), Roger C. Carmel (''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'')



* AsLongAsThereIsEvil

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* AsLongAsThereIsEvilAsLongAsThereIsEvil: He gloats that he'll never be gone for good as long as evil beings exist.



* EyeBeams
* FightingAShadow
* GeniusLoci
* GodOfEvil
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is a bigger threat than Megatron, but is only fought in TheMovie.

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* EyeBeams
EyeBeams: He can fight lasers from his eyes.
* FightingAShadow
FightingAShadow: In some incarnations, he isn't always fought directly and instead sends an illusion to fight on his behalf.
* GeniusLoci
GeniusLoci: His alt mode is a giant planet.
* GodOfEvil
GodOfEvil: He's a godlike being and is basically the Satan of the Transformers franchise.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is a bigger threat than Megatron, but is only fought in TheMovie.he isn't encountered until ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' and seldom returns after his defeat.



->'''Voiced by''': Tony Todd



** DragonAscendant: In TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen
* FallenAngel
* FightingAShadow

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** DragonAscendant: In TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen
''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', where he is pretty much Megatron's superior.
* FallenAngel
FallenAngel: He was one of the original 13 Transformers, but then became an acolyte of Unicron.
* FightingAShadowFightingAShadow: He often sends an emissary to fight on his behalf.



* OmnicidalManiac
* PhysicalGod

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* OmnicidalManiac
OmnicidalManiac: He wants to kill everyone.
* PhysicalGodPhysicalGod: He is extremely powerful and formidable.



->'''Voiced by''': Neil Ross



* EldritchAbomination
* EnergyAbsorption
* EnergyBeing

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* EldritchAbomination
EldritchAbomination: He is a large fearsome entity that feeds on the life energy of others.
* EnergyAbsorption
EnergyAbsorption: He thrives by feeding off other creatures' life energy.
* EnergyBeingEnergyBeing: His default form is a being of energy.



* OmnicidalManiac

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* OmnicidalManiacOmnicidalManiac: Like Unicron before him, his goal is to wipe out all life.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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* VoluntaryShapeshiftingVoluntaryShapeshifting: Assumes the forms of many predatory beasts.
29th Jul '16 5:31:28 PM TitoMosquito
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the IDW continuity, his first name is "Stevie" while "Spike" is his nickname.


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* DependingOnTheWriter: In the Marvel comics, his first name was intended to be Stanislas Piotr (hence the name of his service shop being "S. Witwicky Auto Repairs & Tow Service"); though issue 4 has his name being William and issue 31 it's Irving. In the IDW comics it's Daniel.
5th Jun '16 11:27:49 PM Psi001
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After his defeat, his head blown off and was sucked into Cybertron's orbit, leaving the former living planet little more than a moon for one of the worlds he tried to devour.



* MindRape: Throughout TheMovie, Unicron often used some sort of sensory overload to Galvatron's mind whenever the latter considered betraying or disobeying him. He seemed to lose that ability after his defeat, thus could not recall Galvatron and had dangerously minimal control over [[TheStarscream his successor]].




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* UnwittingPawn: To Starscream in "Ghost in the Machine". And he ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu actually succeeds]]''.
6th May '16 12:25:21 AM BNSF1995
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* {{Toyless Toyline Character}}s

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* {{Toyless Toyline Character}}sCharacter}}s: To date, no Quintesson toys have been released, probably because they would be way too complex even for today. In 1986, they would be ''impossible'' to make due to the limitations of toy technologies.
1st Mar '16 2:33:26 PM CaptainTedium
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* LegalJailbait



* [[BigGood Bigger Good]]

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* [[BigGood Bigger Good]]BigGood: The highest authority there is on the Autobots' side, surpassing even Optimus Prime.



* BiggerBad


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* GreaterScopeVillain: He is a bigger threat than Megatron, but is only fought in TheMovie.
10th Feb '16 11:39:03 AM DrPsyche
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** VideoGame/TransformersDevastation Nova is a idealistic and moral leader of Cybertron who was corrupted by Unicron.

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** VideoGame/TransformersDevastation Nova is a was an idealistic and moral leader of Cybertron who was corrupted by Unicron.
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