History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Decepticons

11th May '18 10:14:15 PM XDiakos
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* ThePigPen: Blot constantly leaks some sort of disgusting fluid.


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* MultipleHeadCase: Hun-Grrr and Sinnerwtin's alternate modes both possess two heads. This trope is played all the way straight with Sinnertwin, whose heads appear to possess distinct personalities and voices and even argued with each other at one point over who got to kill an Autobot. It's downplayed in Hun-Grrr's case, as his heads speak in unison with a singular voice and neither appears to possesses any distinct sense of self.
* ThePigPen: Blot constantly leaks some sort of disgusting fluid.
19th Apr '18 4:59:04 AM ZealousAiluirine
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: With names like Ravage and Bonecrusher...
8th Mar '18 12:57:27 PM Bluecatcinema
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* FreudianExcuse: It's been rumored that as a scared novice, Triggerhappy actually survived his first few battles by firing madly in all directions, and permanently adopted the technique soon after.



* TheDeterminator: Every Seacon (even Nautilator) shares this trait, which results in Piranacon becoming endlessly relentless.



* AreaOfEffect: If he's not careful, Squawkbox's sound-based attacks can affect any of his fellow Decepticons within the vicinity.



* GaleForceSound: Squawkbow can produce a disorienting and physically damaging sound show.



An aquatic Decepticon Pretender whose Pretender shell is a vaguely humanoid aquatic lifeform, something like Film/TheCreatureFromTheBlackLagoon in Roman Legionary armour.

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An aquatic Decepticon Pretender whose Pretender shell is a vaguely humanoid aquatic lifeform, something like Film/TheCreatureFromTheBlackLagoon the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon in Roman Legionary armour.



* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Like Bludgeon, his Pretender shell has become far more recognizable than his inner robot.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Roller Force is obsessed with being number one.



* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeople: In Barricade's mind, it's either Decepticons, or losers.

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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeople: ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: In Barricade's mind, it's either Decepticons, or losers.
28th Feb '18 4:00:41 PM Scorntex
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* AdaptationalBadass: His ''Headmasters'' incarnation is actually a capable shot, making his name very non-indicative.



* ComicBookDeath: Another comic casualty of Unicron. ''Regeneration One'' has him inexplicably alive again, just so Scorponok can murder him for no reason.



* MadeOfIron: At the end of ''Spotlight: Metroplex'', Sixshot is crushed underfoot by [[HumongousMecha the titular Titan]]. '''And he survives.'''

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* MadeOfIron: At the end of ''Spotlight: Metroplex'', Sixshot is crushed underfoot by [[HumongousMecha the titular Titan]]. '''And he survives.'''''' Later comics established that Sixshot, as a Phase Sixer, is made NighInvulnerable.



* OutOfFocus: Unusually for a MerchandiseDriven franchise and an ambitious toy, Sixshot made only a single appearance in the Marvel comic and the Sunbow cartoon (but for the latter, he sure made it count).

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* OutOfFocus: Unusually for a MerchandiseDriven franchise and an ambitious toy, Sixshot made only a single appearance in the Marvel comic and the Sunbow cartoon (but for the latter, he sure made it count). It wasn't until IDW came along that he got a starring role.




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* TheStarscream: His Japanese G1 incarnation tried betraying Megatron, resulting in their fleeing into space to avoid his wrath (which is why they didn't show up until after Galvatron was defeated).



* ComicBookDeath: Another bunch of Starscream's Underbase rampage victims.



* CoDragons: In ''The Dark Ages'', he's one of The Fallen's goons, alongside Bludgeon and Mindwipe.



* KilledOffForReal: IDW comics

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* KilledOffForReal: IDW comicscomics. Hot Rod shoots him square in the chest, he bursts into flames and plummets down a mountain, shattering to pieces on impact.



* ObviouslyEvil: After killing him, Hot Rod admits that his treachery was staring him in the face.



* ComicBookDeath: Dies fighting Unicron, when the guns he's manning (meching?) overload and explode.



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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Cindersaur. "Hey guys, watch Fizzle ''sizzle''!"



* RedShirt: In IDW comics he's killed when fighting Thunderwing. Adding insult to injury, everyone else in that fight turned up alive again later. Stormgrabber didn't.

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* RedShirt: In IDW comics he's killed when fighting Thunderwing. Adding insult to injury, everyone else in that fight turned up alive again later. Stormgrabber Roadgrabber didn't.



* ComicBookDeath: The entire team is frazzled during the Underbase saga. Adding insult to injury, in the US comics this was but a few issues after they'd been introduced.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Thanks to "Monstercon From Mars", writers are torn between having Skullgrin be a mindless brute obsessed with destruction and violence (per his tech specs) and his comic portrayal, who was smart, obsessed with fame and immersing himself in human culture (including becoming an actor), and showing kindness to humans.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Thanks to "Monstercon From Mars", writers are torn between having Skullgrin be a mindless brute obsessed with destruction and violence (per his tech specs) and his comic portrayal, who was smart, obsessed with fame and immersing himself in human culture (including becoming an actor), and showing kindness to humans. Dreamwave's profile books went with the notion that he's normally the latter, which annoyed his bosses, who programmed his Pretender shell to make him the former.



* KilledOffForReal: G2[[note]]killed when his spaceship blew up in orbit[[/note]] and IDW comics [[note]]Wreckers tossed a grenade at him and Bomburst, blowing them up.[[/note]]

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* KilledOffForReal: G2[[note]]killed G2 has him killed when his spaceship blew up in orbit[[/note]] orbit, and IDW comics [[note]]Wreckers when the Wreckers tossed a grenade at him and Bomburst, blowing them up.[[/note]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the first run of the Marvel Comics, #68 ''The Human Factor''.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the first run of the Marvel Comics, #68 ''The Human Factor''.]]


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!!Megaplex

Megatron's body-double, a clone made in his image who often leads battles in Megatron's stead

* ActuallyADoombot: His purpose. And since Megatron didn't trust a duplicate of himself, Megaplex is nowhere near as dangerous as Megatron, meaning it's easy to spot that he's a fake quickish.
* KillItWithIce: Megaplex's preferred artillery is freeze shells.
* PaletteSwap: His ''Collectors Edition'' toy is just Megatron's toy with the original Japenese release colouration.
10th Feb '18 6:12:38 AM Scorntex
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* SmugSnake: Flattop thinks he's better than every other Decepticon, and often refuses to admit he needs help.



* ConArtist: Greasepit operates a fake gas station, which he uses to siphon fuel.
* SmugSnake: The other Decepticons would like Greasepit a little more if he just stopped going on about how he's doing them a favour.



* DumbMuscle: Hyperdrive is bad-tempered and loud.

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* DumbMuscle: Hyperdrive is bad-tempered bad-tempered, loud and loud.easily bored.
* TheFriendNoOneLikes: Even the other Decepticons can't stand Hyperdrive's violence and brutality.




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* OnlySaneMan: Detour is usually the team voice of reason. If he's starting to voice objections, Blackjack takes that as a sign to get out of dodge.



* TheCreon: Power Punch is the team's greatest military asset, but he's perfectly content staying as second in command.



* LeeroyJenkins: Meltdown's usually approach to a fight is ignore Direct-Hit and shoot at the enemy in a frothing rage, which doesn't exactly help the team's over-all performance.



* StrategyVersusTactics: Direct-Hit's problem. He's good at short-term tactical planning, but strategic planning is beyond him.



* UndyingLoyalty: Power Punch, to Direct-Hit. This is a problem, because he refuses to realize much of the team's problems come from Direct-Hit's poor leadership, instead blaming it on everyone else.



* BarbaricBully: Growl, who wound up joining the Decepticons after picking the wrong fight.




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\n!!the * TheStarscream: Dropshot, and Tracer think they'd be better at leading than Bombshock, something he knows, and welcomes. In Dropshot's case, Bombshock usually re-establishes the pecking order physically. Growl just does it to go with the flow, when he actually likes being told what to do.
* TankGoodness: Bombshock
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Bombshock, long ago.

!!The
Race Track Patrol



* DrillSergeantNasty: Barricade acts as a nagging coach to boost his team's efficiency, but it just makes things worse because Motorbreath gets distracted from battle to check if Barricade notices how well is he doing.

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* CarFu: Barricade got his name from hid fondness from ramming.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Barricade acts as a nagging coach to boost his team's efficiency, but it just makes things worse because Motorbreath Motorhead gets distracted from battle to check if Barricade notices how well is he doing.
* HumanResources: Among Ground Hog's supplies are parts "generously donated" by Autobots.
* LoudOfWar: Ground Hog loves making noise.
* MrFixit: Ground Hog serves as the team mechanic, helping to find ways to make the team faster (and louder).
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeople: In Barricade's mind, it's either Decepticons, or losers.
23rd Dec '17 8:47:43 AM Scorntex
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* ItsPersonal: With Chromedome in ''Headmasters'', thanks to killing his friends Jack and Abel. Also, later on, with Ultra Magnus, whom he killed.



* MustMakeAmends: His Japanese continuity version decides, after his turn to good, to try and find a way to bring back Chromedome's friends.



* CombiningMecha: with Dreadwind.

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* CombiningMecha: with Dreadwind.
Dreadwind. His ''Power of the Primes'' toy is also a combiner.



* CombiningMecha: with Darkwing.

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* CombiningMecha: with Darkwing. And in ''Power of the Primes'', he forms the limb of a combiner.


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* BlackEyesOfEvil: His eyes are completely dark in the original comics. Most other depicitions tend to ignore this, but Japanese media and toys are pretty consistent on it.


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* LosingYourHead: In the Marvel UK continuity, his encounter with the Space Bridge has him reduced to just a head.
* TheStarscream: Often found trying to overthrow Megatron, or brainwash him into being a puppet.
17th Oct '17 6:43:06 AM Bluecatcinema
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-->'''spoiler:Scorponok:''' Huuuu... Puh-Prime? Did... Did... kuuuu... I do... good?

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-->'''spoiler:Scorponok:''' -->'''Scorponok:''' Huuuu... Puh-Prime? Did... Did... kuuuu... I do... good?



* AntiVillain: Comic Zarak, who made the Decepticons leave Cybertron rather than allow harm to come to his daughter Lyra. While merging with Scorponok didn't do him any favours, as time went by he became increasingly doubtful and unsure of himself, not to mention proving willing to listen to Optimus after the guy saved his life (as Optimus does), and eventually went out fighting Unicron.

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* AntiVillain: Comic Zarak, who made the Decepticons leave Cybertron Nebulos rather than allow harm to come to his daughter Lyra. While merging with Scorponok didn't do him any favours, as time went by he became increasingly doubtful and unsure of himself, not to mention proving willing to listen to Optimus after the guy saved his life (as Optimus does), and eventually went out fighting Unicron.



* HiddenDepths: If he believes an opponent is worthy enough, he will face them in hand-to-hand combat to the death. Obviously, he's never lost such a contest, but he always speaks highly of those he's defeated in such a way.



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* ThePigPenThePigPen: When he's not in battle, he prefers to lounge around in his extremely messy living quarters.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Sinnertwin's afraid so small, furry animals despite being a scary two-headed orthrus.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Sinnertwin's afraid so of small, furry animals despite being a scary two-headed orthrus.



* ForTheEvulz

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* ForTheEvulzDirtyCoward: He prefers to remain in his Pretender shell for the bulk of a battle, only coming out when there are nothing but wounded Autobots who are too weak to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: He's been known to blast the kneecaps out of a fleeing Autobot, just so he can enjoy the sight of them flailing around in agony.



* TooDumbToLive: Storm Cloud. Usually attempting to stage a coup in a villain's army requires a degree of subtlety, restraint, or skill. Storm Cloud has none of these and will loudly announce plans to overthrow Whisper in public. In front of Whisper.

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* TooDumbToLive: Storm Cloud. Usually Usually, attempting to stage a coup in a villain's army requires a degree of subtlety, restraint, or skill. Storm Cloud has none of these and will loudly announce plans to overthrow Whisper in public. In front of Whisper.




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* NoSympathy: Utterly contemptuous of those who show even the slightest weakness.
* VillainousValor: Roadblock knows no fear whatsoever. He'll charge into battle alone, if he must.



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* TheQuietOne: Vanquish is both a master of stealth, and the non-talkative type, to the point where Fireshot ''actually forgets he's combined with him''.
* TalkingToYourself: Fireshot has a habit of muttering to himself about his worries and self-important thoughts.




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\n!!the * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Spaceshot is under the delusion that Blackout is as brave and dedicated as he is.

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!!the Military Patrol

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!!the !!The Military Patrol




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* LeeroyJenkins: Tracer is always eager to be the first of the team of the battlefield, which often results in him finding himself alone and outnumbered.


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* CripplingOverspecialization: He often relies on his gunslinging abilities to solve a problem, even when some other method would be more effective.
12th Oct '17 6:26:12 PM Stealth
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Rampage ripped off one of his arms during one of the Decepticons' many {{Enemy Civil War}}s. Apeface ''picked up his own arm and beat Rampage senseless with it.''
12th Oct '17 5:13:38 PM Stealth
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* TheBully: He's an asshole who picks on other people, even other Decepticons. Also a pun.
* KillItWithFire: Flamethrower tail-gun for robot mode, burning smoky breath for beast mode.



* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster
* YourHeadAsplode: In the IDW comics

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* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster
Headmaster. He later got his head blown off his shoulders, which was decidedly more fatal.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Why was Needlenose dating this guy again?
* ShoutOut: While called a bull, his beast mode design owes a fair bit to the 'terror dogs' of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (which predated his release by two years).
* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Not just gross but ''deliberately'' repulsive. He's proud about the fact that he can't remember his last bath. He's also extremely bad-tempered and abusive.
* YourHeadAsplode: In the IDW comics
comics thanks to an Autobot inhibitor/deterrence chip [[spoiler:that was actually Soundwave's doing]].




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* TheMourningAfter: Needlenose never got over Horri-Bull's death and blamed the Autobots for it [[spoiler:because he never learned that it had actually been detonated by Soundwave]].
* NoAccountingForTaste: Why the chic, would-be trendsetter was dating the abrasive, phenomenally gross bully is anyone's guess.
* RoboFamily: His brother is the Autobot Tracks. Amusingly it's the Autobot who's the elitist snob. Unlike other siblings in the franchise there's no clear indication of what makes the two of them related.
* SiblingRivalry: With his brother Tracks, as one is an Autobot and the other joined the Decepticons.
7th Sep '17 8:41:53 AM Scorntex
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* ForTheEvulz: Both cartoon and comic Decepticons got started basically because they were bored and wanted a fight.



* TheDreaded: Monstructor actually projects a field of terror, to help the pants-darkening sight of his just appearing.
* EldritchAbomination: The Dreamwave profiles paint Monstructor as some horrific thing that just ''happens'' to come in the form of a violent robot, channelling evil there isn't a name for.
* HairTriggerTemper: Bristleback is filled with hate for everything and everyone.
* HiddenDepths: Underneath his mad exterior, Slog laments the loss of life the war causes on both sides. His superiors aren't happy with that.



* NoIndoorVoice: Scowl, with his already loud voice amplified by his shell.




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* WalkingWasteland: Monstructor drains the life out of everything nearby, and his solar rifle draws in every bit of sunlight nearby. He longs for the day when he just roam the galaxy killing everyone and everything he can find.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Bristleback has to stay in his shell most of the time, otherwise he'll start rusting up like mad.




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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Blackjack has particular skill at analysing a situation, and knowing when's a good time to strike or not. He also likes using this skill to ''actually'' know when to fold.
* MeaningfulName: Blackjack likes to gamble.



* TheChosenMany: Thunderwing is one of the vanishingly rare Decepticons capable of reacting to the Matrix. Of course, by the time he got his mitts on it, the Matrix had... ''changed''.



* SealedEvilInACan: By virtue of having run out of energy and being locked within his own Pretender shell. That is, until Bludgeon and his insane Pretender cult roused the beast from its slumber..=

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* SealedEvilInACan: By virtue of having run out of energy and being locked within his own Pretender shell. That is, until Bludgeon and his insane Pretender cult roused the beast from its slumber..=slumber...



* DirtyCoward: Blackout will flee the minute he thinks the battle's going poorly.

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* DirtyCoward: Blackout will flee the minute he thinks the battle's going poorly. Only his fear of Spaceshot keeps him from getting out of dodge.



* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: Stalker and Soundwave zig-zag with this trope. Despite being intentionally designed to look like Soundwave, he was a brand-new mold with a different altmode. Since tape decks became outdated, Soundwave has been released at least twice as a repaint of Stalker, so Soundwave is the PaletteSwap, but since Soundwave is an older, more recognisable character, Stalker tends to be regarded as the PaletteSwap.



* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: Stalker and Soundwave zig-zag with this trope. Despite being intentionally designed to look like Soundwave, he was a brand-new mold with a different altmode. Since tape decks became outdated, Soundwave has been released at least twice as a repaint of Stalker, so Soundwave is the PaletteSwap, but since Soundwave is an older, more recognisable character, Stalker tends to be regarded as the PaletteSwap.



* BadBoss: He was prone to bullying and threatening his underlings, particularly Shrapnel. At one point, one of his troops was killed by a malfunctioning spacebridge. Rather than caring much, Straxus just send another guy in to see what had happened. They died too.



* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack]]: He's a K-class Decepticon. Guess what the K stands for.

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* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack]]: SuicideAttack: He's a K-class Decepticon. Guess what the K stands for.
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