%% Characters needs descriptions.

Check the ''Characters/BeastWars'' character sheet for the returning cast.

!Maximals

%% Optimus, Rattrap, Cheetor and Blackarachnia can be found in the BeastWars character sheet.
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!! Nightscream
->Voiced By: Alessandro Juliani
* TheBigGuy
* EmoTeen
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MakeMeWannaShout: His power.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Nightscream can shoot his fangs at an enemy and drain the energy from them via a connecting cable.
* SoleSurvivor: As far as the Maximals know, anyway. Nightscream is the only one they find, but then they never really leave Cybertropolis.
* SurvivorsGuilt
* TagalongKid

!! Savage/Noble
* ABoyAndHisX: After [[spoiler: Megatron's spark exits him and he loses sentience]], he has this relationship with Nightscream.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* JekyllAndHyde: Noble is benign to a fault and Savage is uncontrollable. [[spoiler:Initially this turns out to be an act since Noble is actually Megatron stuck in his organic half. After they split, the trope is played somewhat straight - though neither Noble nor Savage display any sentience.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MixAndMatchCreature: of a dragon and a wolf.
* NobleWolf: Fittingly enough, the wolf aspect calls itself "noble" and is a pretty NiceGuy.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionDemotion]]: A very strange case. After [[spoiler:Megatron's spark takes over the Grand Mal his Noble/Savage body continues to live on with only a primitive animal intelligence]].
* TeamPet

!! Botanica
->Voiced By: Kathleen Barr
* ActionGirl: Although she [[TechnicalPacifist dislikes violence]].
* AffirmativeActionGirl
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Rattrap.
* GreenThumb
* [[PlantAliens Plant Alien]]
* ShockAndAwe: A rarely-used chain lightning attack that ''vaporised'' a swarm of tank drones in her debut.
* ShoutOut: The planet where she got her "beast mode" comes from Mainframe Entertainment's [[WarPlanets other toyline based cartoon]].
* TheSmartGirl
* ToylessToylineCharacter

!Vehicons

%% Megatron can be found in the BeastWars character sheet.
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!!Thrust
* AndIMustScream: Subverted. [[spoiler:Waspinator]] was fully aware of what was going on, but didn't care because he enjoyed it so much. It's also slightly implied that he had greater control than Jetstorm and Tankor, [[spoiler:citing his "the brooding loner bit."]]
* BadassBiker: Well, [[CoolBike bike]], anyway.
* BadassBaritone
* ButtMonkey: For a while mid second season, it seemed as if Thrust resumed Waspinator's old role, being bashed by everyone. [[spoiler:Given that he ''is'' Waspinator, this was likely intentional.]] By the end of the series, he has regained the respect of his fellow Vehicons and is no longer bashed around.
* [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Sparkjacked And Crazy]]
* CardCarryingVillain
* TheDragon: For part of season 2.
* EnigmaticMinion
* HonorBeforeReason: He doesn't care about what Megatron will do to Cybertron.
* TheSlowPath
* ThatManIsDead: Actually, he's the only one of the original three not to bother with this trope at all.
* TookALevelInBadass
* UndyingLoyalty: He was Megatron's faithful servant until the very end even when the latter was seemingly killed. He has nothing but hatred for any perceived traitors[[spoiler:, especially Jetstorm/Silverbolt.]]

!!Jetstorm
->Voiced By: Creator/BrianDrummond/[[spoiler:Creator/ScottMcNeil (after reformat)]]
* AndIMustScream: As [[spoiler:Silverbolt]], he indicates that he was aware of what Jetstorm was doing as well.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* AxCrazy: Even by Transformers villain standards, Jetstorm is completely out of his mind.
* BattleCouple: With [[spoiler:Blackarachnia]].
* CardCarryingVillain
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: After [[spoiler:his reformat]], his robot mode is designed to look like a {{samurai}}.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumour: Which doesn't stop him from being absolutely hysterical at times.
* EvilLaugh: "Whoa-AH hahahahahaha!!!"
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:[[GoodIsDumb Good Was Dumb]]: After being reformatted, he told Blackarachnia he doesn't like the person he used to be because he "believed in things". And was apparently happy Megatron freed him from his honor. But after Megatron tries to convert him again by promising he can have everything he wants, Silverbolt shouted "[[ShutUpHannibal "You've given me nothing!"]]. He later admit to Blackarachnia about what really bothered him is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he's done terrible thing as Jetstorm]] and doesn't know if things can go back to the way they were. But Blackarachnia was willing to try.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KnightInShiningArmor]]: Subverted.
* [[spoiler:KnightInSourArmor]]: After [[spoiler:his reformat]].
* LaughablyEvil: Jetstorm is without a doubt, insane. But he's also loads of fun to watch.
* [[spoiler:SixthRanger]]
* [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Sparkjacked And Crazy]]
* ThatManIsDead: Jetstorm is actually just a shell program created by Megatron, so he "dies" when [[spoiler:Blackarachnia reformats him into Silverbolt]].
** Conversely, after finding out the truth, Jetstorm was emphatic that [[spoiler:"Silverbolt had left the building!"]]

!! Tankor
->Voiced By: Creator/PaulDobson/ [[spoiler:Richard Newman after TheReveal]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Rhinox]] says that he was trapped inside Tankor, fully aware of what was going on, but unable to reach the surface and communicate.
--> '''[[spoiler:Rhinox]]''': ''Trapped! Abandoned!''
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]
* DumbMuscle: [[spoiler:Subverted]]. Tankor is inarguably dumb and powerful, but exactly how aware or in control [[spoiler:Rhinox]] is of Tankor's actions is never really clarified.
* HulkSpeak
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:To the point of forcing Megatron himself to do whatever he wants, without his knowledge... until [[OutGambitted Megatron turned all the gambits to his favour.]]]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Upon regaining his true personality.]]
* [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Sparkjacked And Crazy]]: Inverted, he was always on the evil side.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Once he regains his intellect, anyway. He would have succeeded if Megatron hadn't been GenreSavvy enough hardwired his programing to ensure that he could never kill him.]]
* TankGoodness: It's in the name.
* ThatManIsDead
* ThirdPersonPerson

!! Obsidian & Strika
->Voiced By: Creator/PaulDobson (Obsidian), Patricia Drake (Strika)
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Strika was made a female to address the gender imbalance. The writers also introduced Botanica, a prominent character with no toy, for the same reason.
* AntiVillain
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: Strika. She's even named after a real life example, the Stryker.
* BadassBookworm: Obsidian.
* BattleCouple
* BrainsAndBrawn: Both are brilliant tacticians, but Strika is easily the more combat oriented of the two. Obsidian's more of a strategist, co-ordinating drone attacks.
* CoDragons
* EvilSoundsDeep: Both of them.
* FutureCopter: Obsidian's basically a futuristic version of the V-22 Osprey.
* GeniusBruiser: Strika.
* {{Hero Killer}}: Both of them.
* HulkSpeak: In their EstablishingCharacterMoment, they use this to trick the Maximals.
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Planet, Right Or Wrong]]: They are both extremely loyal to Cybertron - even if the guy ''running'' it happens to be an organophobic lunatic with a God complex.
--> "Megatron ''is'' Cybertron. To defend one is to defend the other."
** Thrust calls them on it.
--->'''Thrust:''' If you're loyal to ''everyone'', can you really be loyal to ''anyone''?
* ObfuscatingStupidity: How they lure Primal's team into a trap during their first appearance.
* PetTheDog: Obsidian made his debut by backhanding Thrust for annoying him. In "Spark of Darkness", Megatron refers to Thrust as "utterly useless", but Obsidian states that it was Thrust who reminded him and Strika where their true loyalties lie. [[note]]After Megatron's supposed defeat in the previous episode, Obsidian and Strika essentially had no purpose, so they accepted the offer to join the Maximals. Thrust notices and calls them out on their loyalties, which is what ultimately leads to them to return to the Vehicons.[[/note]]
* TheStrategist: They were two of the most brilliant Maximal/Autobot generals in the history of Cybertron.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!! Diagnostic Drone

-> Voice By: Christopher Gaze, and Creator/PaulDobson

A small, spherical drone that acted as, more or less, Megatron's butler.

* CyberCyclops: Its eye is actually the middle one, not the two lights on the side of the "face".
* {{Flight}}
* TheSoulless: Despite his intelligence and personality, it's explicitly stated that he has no spark.
* TheUnfought

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