History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Decepticons

23rd Jun '17 10:41:30 AM akih08
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*** In the episode, "Starscream's Brigade", Megatron actually kicks Starscream out - so he revives the Combaticons into bodies made from old UsefulNotes/WorldWarII vehicles, and he leads them to victory and overthrows Megatron, becoming the leader of the entire Decepticon army (if ultimately only for one minute).

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*** In the episode, "Starscream's Brigade", Megatron actually kicks Starscream out - so he revives the Combaticons into bodies made from old UsefulNotes/WorldWarII vehicles, and he leads them to victory and overthrows Megatron, becoming the leader of the entire Decepticon army (if ultimately only for one minute). He was only thwarted because the Stunticons intervened---which they actually debated about even doing at first.
17th Jun '17 3:10:09 PM Scorntex
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: While Trypticon's Marvel depiction and Tech Specs don' exactly paint him as a genius, they don't make him put to be an idiot. The Sunbow cartoon, however, essentially turned him into an upscaled, evil Grimlock.

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* AdaptationalIntelligence: While Trypticon's Marvel depiction and Tech Specs don' exactly paint him as a genius, they don't make him put to be an idiot. The Sunbow cartoon, however, essentially turned him into an upscaled, evil Grimlock. Meanwhile, the Dreamwave comics have him act an awful lot like a GeniusBruiser.



* FauxAffablyEvil: His Dreamwave incarnation talks in a sophisticated and polite fashion, as he's testing his weapons out on Prowl's troops.



* StoryBreakerPower: If Trypticon was ever depicted as being as powerful as a city-sized 'bot armed to the teeth as then some ''should'' be... there probably wouldn't be many Autobots left. This probably has something to do with his scant appearances in most media.



* WeaksauceWeakness: His ''Headmasters'' incarnation has a pretty big one - his chest window. One hit to it, and Scorponok would run away immediately.



* AdaptationalWimp: His ''Headmasters'' incarnation, while possessing the same powers as usual, was also something of a complete schmuck.



* TheChewToy: In Simon Furman's run on [=G1=]. He gets shot by Starscream, conscripted to work for Shockwave via threats of death from Starscream, repeatedly fails to use those hypnotic powers of his, and the one time he does get them to work (on ''Soundwave'', of all folk)... he's captured at gunpoint by Kup and "persuaded" to help smooth things over between both sides.



* OutOfFocus: Overkill very, very seldom appears anywhere.



* NobleDemon: Sixshot only serves the Decepticons out of a sense of sworn duty to Galvatron, and is actually a principled, decent and honorable warrior who does not kill children or innocents in cold blood. This hidden decency allows him to befriend Daniel later on, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn.

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* NobleDemon: Sixshot Sixshot, in ''Headmasters'' only serves the Decepticons out of a sense of sworn duty to Galvatron, and is actually a principled, decent and honorable warrior who does not kill children or innocents in cold blood. This hidden decency allows him to befriend Daniel later on, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn.



* ThePigPen: Blot.

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* ThePigPen: Blot.Blot constantly leaks some sort of disgusting fluid.



* InASingleBound: Capable of leaping eight miles in a single go, he is. According to his Universe profile, at least.

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* TheDragon: In ''Headmasters'', he's one of Scorponok's top minions. Well, for a given value of "top".
* InASingleBound: Capable of leaping eight miles in a single go, he is. According to his Universe profile, at least. Never really been depicted elsewhere, it hasn't.
30th May '17 6:56:20 PM BNSF1995
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* HeelFaceTurn: In the IDW continuity, after ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]'' Megatron has a true change of heart and becomes an Autobot.

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[Main/NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, you read right.]] In the IDW continuity, after ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]'' Megatron has a true change of heart and becomes an Autobot.
17th May '17 4:32:43 AM SpinAttaxx
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* CoolJet: Triggerhappy transforms into a Cybertronian jet, which Blowpipe is able to drive.

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* CoolJet: CoolPlane: Triggerhappy transforms into a Cybertronian jet, which Blowpipe is able to drive.
17th May '17 4:31:37 AM SpinAttaxx
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One of the Decepticons' Targetmasters, Triggerhappy is an insane gun-nut that loves the sound of his own guns firing. So much so, he doesn't care much for ''where'' exactly he's pointing them at the time. His main weapon is a compression cannon formed from Blowpipe, a political manager and the envious brother-in-law of Lord Zarak.



* EmpathicWeapon: Blowpipe, Lord Zarak's brother-in-law.
* MeaningfulName
* TriggerHappy: Pun intended.

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* AxCrazy: He's a drooling idiot who laughs maniacally when he fires his (many) guns.
* BlowYouAway: Triggerhappy's compression cannon fires compressed air at forces strong enough to crush armor. When Blowpipe is a Titan Master, this ability is imbued on whoever he combines with (not just Triggerhappy).
* CoolJet: Triggerhappy transforms into a Cybertronian jet, which Blowpipe is able to drive.
* DependingOnTheArtist: While his box-art illustration (shown above) and original toy show him with a visor and a mouth, his fiction appearances and ''Titans Return'' toy instead give him uncovered eyes and a mouthplate.
* EmpathicWeapon: Blowpipe, Lord Zarak's brother-in-law.
As a Targetmaster, Triggerhappy's compression cannon is the altmode of Blowpipe.
* MeaningfulName
LeeroyJenkins: Triggerhappy's idea of a battle strategy is "wave guns around randomly while firing really fast". This severely annoys the more calm and strategic Blowpipe.
* LosingYourHead: In ''Titans Return'', Blowpipe is instead a Titan Master that transforms into Triggerhappy's head.
* MeaningfulName: The Decepticon named Triggerhappy is TriggerHappy? You don't say!?
* TriggerHappy: Pun intended.
Well... yeah. He loves the sounds his guns make when they go off, so much so he fires them while laughing uncontrollably.
16th May '17 10:07:58 AM Scorntex
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* VerbalTic: [[YodaSpeak Backwards he talks.]]

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* VerbalTic: [[YodaSpeak Backwards he talks.]]]] Unless written by Simon Furman, he is.



* TheParalyzer: His stingers are capable of subduing some 'bots. In extreme cases, it causes permanent paralysis.




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* TooDumbToLive: In the Marvel comics, he repeatedly picks a fight with Grimlock. In the final issue, it finally comes back to bite him, when Grimlock punches straight through his chest.


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* TheStarscream: His Dreamwave version tried overthrowing Shockwave and luring all the larger Decepticons into a trap to be killed. And it almost worked, too.


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* AttackAttackAttack: Meltdown's chosen method of attack is to rush at the enemy and try to beat them to death.
* HotBlooded: Meltdown. His Dreamwave bio states he even has the equivalent of aneurysms because of it.
* TheParanoiac: Fireshot. His teammates know it, and laugh behind his back about it.
* ThePeterPrinciple: Direct-Hit got to be in charge because of his skills on the battlefield, but after that it turned out he wasn't much good at actually ''being'' in charge.
* TheUnintelligible: Half-Track gets a bit ''too'' excited about combat, causing his statements to come out garbled, much to his teammates amusement.


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* DirtyCoward: Blackout will flee the minute he thinks the battle's going poorly.
* GenderFlip: Their one staring role, in ''ComicBook/BeastWarsUprising'' had them as female.
15th May '17 6:29:11 PM DevinMeenan
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* EvilVirtues: [[UndyingLoyalty Loyalty]].



* AdaptationalVillainy: Thunndercracker's doubts over the Decepticon cause are all but absent in the Sunbow cartoon, with episodes depicting him more as a simple goon that obeys Megatron without question.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Thunndercracker's Thundercracker's doubts over the Decepticon cause are all but absent in the Sunbow cartoon, with episodes depicting him more as a simple goon that obeys Megatron without question.
12th May '17 11:21:21 AM SpinAttaxx
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* LightningGun: Brawl carries a 10 megawatt electron gun in robot mode.



* ShockAndAwe: Brawl carries a 10 megawatt electron gun in robot mode.



* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodlyness: Apeface's Tech Specs note that he "never changes his lubricant so he smells like a grease-encrusted turboworm".

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* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodlyness: UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Apeface's Tech Specs note that he "never changes his lubricant so he smells like a grease-encrusted turboworm".
12th May '17 11:19:18 AM SpinAttaxx
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* MakesMeWannaShout: His main weapon of choice (besides his own strength) is a semi-automatic sonic boomer gun, which emits powerful sonic blasts.

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* MakesMeWannaShout: MakeMeWannaShout: His main weapon of choice (besides his own strength) is a semi-automatic sonic boomer gun, which emits powerful sonic blasts.
12th May '17 11:16:19 AM SpinAttaxx
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The Decepticons' fuel scout, who tends to criticise the waste of fuel in each Decepticon plan. He's also one of Soundwave's tapes.

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The Decepticons' cold-blooded and efficiency-obsessed fuel scout, who tends to criticise the waste of fuel in each Decepticon plan. He's also one of Soundwave's tapes.tapes, but sometimes he finds himself in a high position despite his size -- often to the position of Decepticon leadership!



* AdaptationalIntelligence: In the cartoon, he was shown to have an animalistic intelligence. In the original comics, he was Cybertron's chief fuel auditor, with a talent for calculating expenditures and profits.
* BalefulPolymorph: IDW afflicts him with a robotic form of this -- once a humanoid with bat-like features, Soundwave places his spark into a smaller body that is all bat.
* BatOutOfHell: Quite literally.

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* AdaptationalBadass: His Marvel comics incarnation is a great deal more effective than his other characterisations; besides being a rather effective Decepticon leader for a Mini-Cassette, [[http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/0/0c/Ratbatfortmax.jpg he managed to take on]] ''[[HumongousMecha Fortress Maximus]]''.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In the cartoon, he was shown to have an animalistic intelligence. intelligence like all animal Transformers. In the original Marvel comics, he was Cybertron's chief fuel auditor, with a talent for calculating expenditures and profits.
* BalefulPolymorph: IDW afflicts him with a robotic form of this -- once a humanoid with bat-like features, his former goon Soundwave places his spark into a smaller body that is all bat.
* BatOutOfHell: Quite literally.Ratbat's robot mode is that of a giant mechanical bat.



* CorruptPolitician: In the IDW comics, Ratbat is shown to have once been a senator who did immoral things for profit.

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* CorruptPolitician: In the IDW comics, Ratbat is shown to have once been a senator who did immoral things for profit.profit, such as arming Megatron's little band of gladiators (not that [[BalefulPolymorph it ended well for him]]).



* ItsAllAboutMe: Ratbat's only allegiance is to himself. As for his friends? They're not friends, just business partners.



* SensorCharacter: Ratbat's wings contain sensors that can locate fuel sources.

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* MisterBig: While he's usually larger than the mini-cassette he transforms into, Ratbat is still a good deal smaller than most of the Decepticons he finds himself leader of in most continuities (such as the Marvel comics).
* SensorCharacter: Ratbat's wings contain sensors that can locate fuel sources. His primary function per his Tech Specs is as a fuel scout for the Decepticons.




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* WasOnceAMan: Sometimes (most prominently in IDW), Ratbat was once a humanoid Transformer before being [[BalefulPolymorph unwillingly given a new animal robot mode]].



A member of the Horrorcons alongside Snapdragon.

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A member of the Horrorcons alongside Snapdragon. Apeface is horrifically obnoxious and unpleasant even by Decepticon standards -- at least the likes of Blitzwing and Skywarp don't spit fuel in public, knock over anyone in their way, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or smell bad]]. He's a Triple Changer that turns into a jet and a robot gorilla, and he's often a Headmaster partnered with a being named Spasma.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: His animal altmode. And that's it.

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* CoolPlane: A jet serves as one of Apeface's two altmodes.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: His animal altmode. And that's it.One of his altmodes is a robotic gorilla. Of course, being a Decepticon, everything's ''not'' better when he's around, especially given Apeface's obnoxiousness.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: As an obnoxious and slobbish thug, he's not very popular among the other Decepticons (the one exception being his Horrorcon partner in crime, Snapdragon).



* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Snapdragon.

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* LosingYourHead: He's often a Headmaster.
Headmaster, though ironically Apeface turns into a head himself in the ''Titans Return'' toyline (having been reimagined as an ancient Titan Master).
* MakesMeWannaShout: His main weapon of choice (besides his own strength) is a semi-automatic sonic boomer gun, which emits powerful sonic blasts.
* SuperStrength: In his ape mode, he's able to hit things far harder than in robot mode (his Tech Specs even give him a perfect 10 in Strength). Naturally, this is his go-to weapon in battle.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Snapdragon.
Together with Snapdragon, he makes a pair as the Horrorcons.
* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodlyness: Apeface's Tech Specs note that he "never changes his lubricant so he smells like a grease-encrusted turboworm".
* YourSizeMayVary: Usually, he's a normal-sized Decepticon whose head is formed by a {{human alien|s}}, but in ''Titans Return'', Apeface is a human-sized Titan Master who transforms into his classic head (which can replace those of other Transformers).
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