History Characters / TransformersGeneration1Decepticons

3rd Apr '17 8:02:42 AM SpinAttaxx
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* MadeOfIron: His nose module can withstand flying into three-foot thick concrete at 1500 miles per hour. His internal mechanisms, however, aren't nearly so used to constant collisions.



* SuperToughness: His nose module can withstand flying into three-foot thick concrete at 1500 miles per hour. His internal mechanisms, however, aren't nearly so used to constant collisions.



A powerful, cold-hearted and oftentimes-insane Decepticon, Galvatron is a dangerous Decepticon leader. While mostly known for being a reformatted Megatron after a chance encounter with Unicron following a final battle with Optimus Prime, the IDW comics instead depicts him as an ancient Transformer warlord, seperate from either entity.

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A powerful, cold-hearted and oftentimes-insane Decepticon, Galvatron is a dangerous Decepticon leader. While mostly known for being a reformatted Megatron after a chance encounter with Unicron following a final battle with Optimus Prime, the IDW comics instead depicts him as sometimes he's an ancient Transformer warlord, seperate from either entity.



* TheBadGuyWins: One alternate universe Galvatron (dubbed "Galvatron II") managed to conquer Earth and allow Unicron to devour Cybertron in his universe.



** The Marvel US version clearly had a few screws lose, talking, yelling at and shooting Rodimus' corpse.

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** The Marvel US version (a.k.a. Galvatron II) clearly had a few screws lose, talking, yelling at and shooting Rodimus' corpse.corpse.
* CameBackStrong: Following Megatron's deal with Unicron in his near-death throes, he became far stronger than before as a result, [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie as Starscream can attest to]].



* DecompositeCharacter: In some continuities (especially the IDW comics), Galvatron is a completely separate entity from Megatron rather than an upgraded iteration of the latter.



* LightIsNotGood: Galvatron's original toy, in contrast to his design in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', was predomnantly bright white. This color scheme carried over to his appearance in the Marvel comics and even his post-''Dark Cybertron'' IDW body.

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* LightIsNotGood: Galvatron's original toy, in contrast to his design in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', was predomnantly bright white. This color scheme carried over to his appearance in the Marvel comics (as well as "Galvatron II") and even his post-''Dark Cybertron'' IDW body.



* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his commander Galvatron's red

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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his commander Galvatron's redred.



A Decepticon binary bonded to a [[HumanAliens Nebulan]] named Lord Zarak. [[DependingOnTheWriter Exactly what their relation is varies]].

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A very large Decepticon with a great deal of authority and a high position in the Decepticon heirarchy. That's about the only thing consistent about Scorponok; he's one of those fun characters where [[DependingOnTheWriter almost everything about him from personality to size differs between continuities]]. Sometimes he's binary bonded to or controlled by a smaller creature (usually a [[HumanAliens Nebulan]] named Lord Zarak. [[DependingOnTheWriter Exactly what their relation is varies]].Zarak).



* AVillainNamedZrg: Lord Zarak.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In ''Regeneration One''; his original pre-Headmaster head was left on Nebulos, which reactivated and ordered Nebulan scientists to reconstruct his original body.]]
* BewareMyStingerTail: He turns into a giant scorpion.
* BigBad: For most of the latter part of the Marvel comics, ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters The Headmasters]]'', and briefly in ''Regeneration One''.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Under the alias "Mr Z".
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:''Regeneration One'' sends him and Grimlock falling down a dark canyon. While Grimlock reappeared later on, Scorponok was not so lucky.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter: Scorponok's portrayal wildly varies between continuities: in the Sunbow cartoon (specifically the "Rebirth" three parter) he appears to be a lifeless HumongousMecha controlled by Zarak, in the Marvel comics Scorponok is a large (but not huge) sentient Decepticon who allies with Lord Zarak, and in ''The Headmasters'', Scorponok is a small Cybertronian who controls a lifeless Transtector to become [=MegaZarak=] (and later [=BlackZarak=]).
** In addition, some continuities have him in merely a high ranking position, while others make him the leader for a time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Zarak.
* GeniusLoci: One of his alt-modes is a city.

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* AVillainNamedZrg: Lord Zarak.
Zarak, who's usually just as bad as the Decepticons even before they show up.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In In ''Regeneration One''; his original pre-Headmaster head was left on Nebulos, which reactivated and ordered Nebulan scientists to reconstruct his original body.]]
body.
* BewareMyStingerTail: He turns into a giant scorpion.
scorpion with an electro-stinger in its tail.
* BigBad: For most Scorponok sometimes acts as leader of the latter part entire Decepticon faction (or at least a small group of them), and even when he isn't he usually acts as the Marvel comics, ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters The Headmasters]]'', and briefly in ''Regeneration One''.
big bad mastermind behind some scheme.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', Devil Z forced Scorponok (and by extension the Decepticons) under his control.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Under Zarak acted as one briefly in the Marvel comics under the alias "Mr Z".
Z", running the Z Foundation to recruit humans to destroy the Autobots (under the guise of being a charitable organisation devoted to the extermination of all Transformers on Earth).
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:''Regeneration ''Regeneration One'' sends him and Grimlock falling down a dark canyon. While Grimlock reappeared later on, Scorponok was seemingly not so lucky.]]
lucky.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Scorponok's portrayal wildly varies between continuities: in the Sunbow cartoon (specifically the "Rebirth" three parter) (specifically, "The Rebirth") he appears to be a lifeless HumongousMecha controlled by Zarak, in the Marvel comics Scorponok is a large (but not huge) sentient Decepticon who allies with Lord Zarak, and in ''The Headmasters'', Scorponok is a small Cybertronian who controls a lifeless Transtector to become [=MegaZarak=] (and later [=BlackZarak=]).
** In addition, some continuities have him in merely a high ranking position, while others make him the leader for a time.
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time. Some continuities give him redeemable traits, while in others he's a CardCarryingVillain.
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EvenEvilHasStandards: Zarak.
* GeniusBruiser: Though Scorponok is certainly a heavily armed and powerful Decepticon, he's also a cunning strategist. Some continuities hint that binary bonding with Zarak helped his intelligence grow exponentially.
* GeniusLoci: One of his alt-modes is a city.city, though this is usually not seen by his smaller representations.



* LargeAndInCharge: How large and how much in charge he is though [[DependingOnTheWriter varies]], but something that's consistent is that he's pretty big for a Cybertronian.

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* LargeAndInCharge: How large and how much in charge he is though [[DependingOnTheWriter varies]], but something that's consistent is that he's pretty big for a Cybertronian.Cybertronian and is pretty high on the power chain.



* ScaryScorpions: One of his altmodes.

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* PaintItBlack: Scorponok renames himself BlackZarak in ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', with a rebuilt and upgraded black Transtector.
* PowerPincers: Scorponok has large claws in lieu of hands, and he can use these to deliver crushing impacts.
* ScaryScorpions: One of his altmodes.altmodes is a large robot scorpion controlled by Zarak in a cockpit.
* SecondaryColorNemesis: Scorponok is colored green, purple, black and orange in contrast with the {{Primary Color Champion}}s of Autobots like Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and his opposite number Fortress Maximus.


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* WalkingArmory: Even when he isn't the size of a city, he has guns all over his body, an electro-stinger tail, and powerful claws.
22nd Mar '17 4:57:54 PM DevinMeenan
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* JerkWithAGold: Villainous version, as despite his elitist/abrasive qualities, he's arguably the only member of the Nemesis crew with truly redeeming qualities.

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* JerkWithAGold: **JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Villainous version, as despite his elitist/abrasive qualities, he's arguably the only member of the Nemesis crew with truly redeeming qualities.
22nd Mar '17 4:54:20 PM DevinMeenan
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* TheGenericGuy: Of the Seekers; compared to [[TheStarscream Starscream]] and [[AntiVillain Thundercracker]], his [[DumbMuscle characterization]] is a little thin.



* AscendedExtra: Typically a background player in the cartoon and Marvel comic continuities, he has a much larger role in the IDW continuity, which is also the first time that his AntiVillain traits were used to full effect.



* HeelFaceTurn: In the IDW continuity, Thundercracker finally abandons the Decepticons to live pecefully on Earth.

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* HeelFaceTurn: In the IDW continuity, Thundercracker finally abandons the Decepticons to live pecefully peacefully on Earth.Earth [[spoiler: before eventually joining the Autobots full-time.]]


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* JerkWithAGold: Villainous version, as despite his elitist/abrasive qualities, he's arguably the only member of the Nemesis crew with truly redeeming qualities.
8th Mar '17 7:36:02 PM DevinMeenan
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** He didn't lift a finger to save Megatron when Starscream had him ThrownOutTheAirlock in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. Especially after he just risked his neck to save Megatron in the first place.

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** He didn't lift a finger to save Megatron when Starscream had him ThrownOutTheAirlock in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. Especially after he just risked his neck to save Megatron in the first place. Apparently, this is the result of editing; a DeletedScene would've clarified that his subsequent bid for leadership was just so that he could force Astrotrain to go back for Megatron.
3rd Mar '17 2:49:48 PM DrPsyche
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* AscendedExtra: Of all the Cassettes its Ravage was the one who got the most to do after the Cartoon. He got to appear in the Beast Wars cartoon and continued to play a big role in all of the comics, he had a major role in IDW, and even Kiss Players. His Marvel comics depiction was far more important than any of the other Cassettes.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Cons team up with the Subatlanteans in the episode "Atlantis, Arise!" When their King Nergill tries to detonate his kingdom with the Autobots and Decepticons still onboard when the battle goes south, Rumble says he's insane and brings the ceiling down on him.
23rd Jan '17 9:09:28 AM Psi001
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** In the Sunbow cartoon, he mistreats his henchmen. It's also implied in "The Secret of Omega Supreme" that he brainwashed most of them into servitude with the Robo Smasher.

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** In the Sunbow cartoon, cartoon. Though having a bit more pragmatism and camaraderie than standard cartoon {{Big Bad}}s, he mistreats still regularly chides and insults his henchmen. It's also implied in "The Secret of Omega Supreme" that he brainwashed most of them into servitude with the Robo Smasher.
23rd Jan '17 9:03:13 AM Psi001
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* BullyingTheDragon: Iconic for perpetually mocking and criticising Megatron, vowing to knock him from his position right to his face. Despite Megatron's pragmatism, Starscream would often remember too late he'd only take his impudence for so long.
2nd Jan '17 7:53:22 AM Ma35tro
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** Subverted in the original comics. Megatron's not the leader of the Decepticons for very long, and when he is, things don't usually go very well. Shockwave, Scorponok and Ratbat last longer in the job than he did.

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** Subverted in the original comics. Megatron's Megatron was just one of many warlords on Cybertron, and he's not the leader of the Decepticons on Earth for very long, and when he is, things don't usually go very well. Shockwave, Scorponok and Ratbat last longer in the job than he did.



* DrivenToSuicide: Subverted. Upon Optimus Prime's [[DeathIsCheap initial death]] in the Marvel comics, Megatron (rightfully so) believed Prime to be still alive and blew up the Space Bridge while he was riding it. [[spoiler:Except he was faking some of it. The space bridge exploding wasn't part of the plan, though, instead leading to LaserGuidedAmnesia.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Subverted. Upon Optimus Prime's [[DeathIsCheap initial death]] in the Marvel comics, Megatron (rightfully so) believed Prime to be still alive and blew up the Space Bridge while he was riding it. [[spoiler:Except he was faking some of it. The space bridge exploding wasn't part of the plan, though, instead leading to LaserGuidedAmnesia.]]
14th Dec '16 10:23:11 AM Mdjj1996
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* CatsAreMean

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* CatsAreMean
CatsAreMean: Pounce's alternate mode.
* FeatheredFiend: Wingspan's alternate form.



* ArmCannon: Averted.

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* ArmCannon: Averted. The ladder for her vehicle form acts a weapon of her choice, however.
14th Dec '16 10:10:20 AM Mdjj1996
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* DumbMuscle: Menasor is an idiot like nearly every other combiner, made worse by the fact that since ALL five components absolutely ''hate'' each other, he is a ''self-loathing and criminally insane'' idiot.

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* DumbMuscle: Menasor is an idiot like nearly every other combiner, but he is made worse by the fact that since ALL five components absolutely ''hate'' each other, he is a ''self-loathing and criminally insane'' idiot.


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* TheParanoiac: Breakdown is this because he thinks everyone and everything, living or nonliving, is out to get him.
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