History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Decepticons

25th Jun '16 7:12:34 AM siamesecatman444
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:In the IDW continuity, he was originally a HomelessPigeonPerson who is suffering from Sensory Overload, not knowing where he came from or even what his name was. Ravage, Buzzsaw and Laserbeak happen upon him, and Ravage's advice helps him to control his Super Senses through focus. After that he lives with them on the streets, and they remain loyal to each other, even coming with him when he was employed by the state and later when he joined the Decepticons.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:In [[spoiler:DarkAndTroubledPast: In the IDW continuity, he was originally a HomelessPigeonPerson who is suffering from Sensory Overload, not knowing where he came from or even what his name was. Ravage, Buzzsaw and Laserbeak happen upon him, and Ravage's advice helps him to control his Super Senses through focus. After that he lives with them on the streets, and they remain loyal to each other, even coming with him when he was employed by the state and later when he joined the Decepticons.]]



* HomelessPigeonPerson: [[spoiler:His backstory in the IDW continuity explains why he is called "Soundwave".]]

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* HomelessPigeonPerson: [[spoiler:His [[spoiler:HomelessPigeonPerson: His backstory in the IDW continuity explains why he is called "Soundwave".]]
25th Jun '16 7:06:53 AM siamesecatman444
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The IDW's version of Soundwave is perhaps the most sympathetic among all of his incarnations. His [[DarkAndTroublePast backstory]] is quite [[HomelessPigeonPerson sad]] too.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The IDW's version of Soundwave is perhaps the most sympathetic among all of his incarnations. His [[DarkAndTroublePast [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] is quite [[HomelessPigeonPerson sad]] too.


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:In the IDW continuity, he was originally a HomelessPigeonPerson who is suffering from Sensory Overload, not knowing where he came from or even what his name was. Ravage, Buzzsaw and Laserbeak happen upon him, and Ravage's advice helps him to control his Super Senses through focus. After that he lives with them on the streets, and they remain loyal to each other, even coming with him when he was employed by the state and later when he joined the Decepticons.]]
25th Jun '16 7:01:47 AM siamesecatman444
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* HomelessPigeonPerson: [[spoiler:His backstory in the IDW continuity explains why he is called "Soundwave".]]
25th Jun '16 6:55:35 AM siamesecatman444
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the IDW continuity, the Decepticons were originally a protest group made up of lowly blue-collared workers who opposes the corrupt Autobot government, only to end up [[HeWhoFightsMonsters being disillusioned]] with the whole "peace through tyranny" stuff.


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* AdaptationalHeroism: The IDW's version of Soundwave is perhaps the most sympathetic among all of his incarnations. His [[DarkAndTroublePast backstory]] is quite [[HomelessPigeonPerson sad]] too.
25th Jun '16 6:26:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CanonForeigner: He originates from ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', a Japanese series out of continuity with the American cartoon.

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* CanonForeigner: He originates from ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', a Japanese series out of continuity with the American cartoon.
25th Jun '16 4:17:34 AM SpinAttaxx
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!!In General
* DependingOnTheWriter: Aside from the individual Decepticons, the faction itself has been portrayed differently across ''G1'' media. They've been intrinsically evil machines out for universal conquest, as well as {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who fought a corrupt government, but ended up becoming no better/even worse than them.
* GalacticConquerer: They typically want to spread Cybertronian rule across multiple planets.
* GladiatorGames: In some continuities, the Decepticons were formed through these by Megatron.
* MultipleChoicePast: How the Decepticons formed varies among depictions: the Sunbow cartoon had them as the descendents of Quintesson military hardware, and the ''Generation 2'' comic as descendents of the Leige Maximo (both times making them inherently evil), while the IDW and Dreamwave comics have them as normal Cybertronians swayed by Megatron for a single cause (IDW makes them out to be more noble... well, initially, anyway).
* PlanetLooters: More often than not in the ''G1'' mythos, they're on Earth to steal its numerous resources of energy for their own ends.



* ArmCannon: Provides the page image for the arm-mounted type.

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* ArmCannon: Provides His iconic fusion cannon remains attatched to his right arm and can pack incredble destructive power. With it, he provides the page image for the arm-mounted type.
17th Jun '16 10:39:46 PM Monsund
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While the original cartoon version of Megatron was a standard villain who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld, and mistreated his henchmen, several other continuities portray him in a more well intentioned light.



* BadBoss: In the cartoon, he mistreats his henchman, its also implied he brainwashed most of them into servitude with the Robo Smasher.



* EvilOverlord
* AFatherToHisMen: Believe it or not, albeit a gruff and angry one. Has worked with Optimus Prime on numerous occasions to protect his warriors.

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* EvilOverlord
EvilOverlord: He's the leader of the Deceptions.
* AFatherToHisMen: Believe In some continuities it or not, albeit a gruff and angry one. Has worked with Optimus Prime on numerous occasions to protect his warriors.



* MachiavelliWasWrong: In the movie, an injured Megatron has to [[AintTooProudToBeg beg]] [[TheDragon Soundwave]] just to not to leave him behind. Then when his Decepticon minions realize they could [[ColdEquation jettison the wounded]] on Astro-Train to make it go faster, Megatron is ThrownOutTheAirlock despite his pleas, not one Decepticon lifting a finger to help him. It seems once his forces had no reason to fear him, they had no reason to be loyal to him. This is contrasted with the Autobots going back for [[AFatherToHisMen Optimus Prime]], and showing reverence for him even in his final moments.



* VillainsWantMercy: In the movie, Megatron begs Optimus Prime to spare his life, [[ISurrenderSuckers while reaching for a blaster on the ground]].



* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron. In the original screenplay its shown that he opposed Starscream's decision to throw the mortally-wounded Megatron off Astrotrain, and fought for Decepticon leadership just so he can force Astrotrain to go back for him. This was [[ExecutiveMeddling unfortunately cut to "save screentime."]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron. In the original screenplay of the movie its shown that he opposed Starscream's decision to throw the mortally-wounded Megatron off Astrotrain, and fought for Decepticon leadership just so he can force Astrotrain to go back for him. This was [[ExecutiveMeddling unfortunately cut to "save screentime."]]screentime"]] and in the final film, Soundwave is even shown among the Decepticons agreeing with Starscream on throwing Megatron to his death. Maybe Megatron recorded over Soundwave's favorite mixtape before hand?
14th Jun '16 1:15:43 PM Psi001
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* NotSoStoic: See ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and EvilLaugh. Also in ''Child's Play'', he tried to ''play baseball'' with Skywarp.

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* NotSoStoic: See ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and EvilLaugh. Also in ''Child's Play'', he tried to ''play baseball'' with Skywarp.Skywarp, while in ''Microbots'' he gets as drunk off his ass from Energon as the other Decepticons.
13th Jun '16 3:30:16 PM Psi001
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* SanityStrengthening: After being hit by the Autobot Matrix by Optimus Prime, Galvatron seems to regain some of his marbles, enough to show lucid appreciation for Prime in the end. This came into play in both "The Rebirth" and the ''Headmasters'' continuations, where Galvatron shows himself to be a (comparatively) more calculating and reserved commander who can manage some amount of strategy again.
7th Jun '16 11:56:35 AM Willbyr
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* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Scourge from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumber DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Scourge from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumber DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.



* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Cyclonus from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumb DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Cyclonus from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumb DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.
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