Note this page may contain details and tropes on characters who appear throughout the rest of the UnicronTrilogy as well. '''Spoilers are uncovered at your own risk.'''

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[[folder:Autobots]]

!!Optimus Prime:

-> Voiced by: Creator/GaryChalk

-> The Autobot commander of the forces on Earth, Prime leads the team through the Mini-Con Battles, against Unicron (twice) and finally in an effort to save Cybertron and reality from the Unicron Singularity.

* AFatherToHisMen: Goes absolutely berserk after [[spoiler:Smokescreen's]] near death. It's seen quite often throughout the show, which makes him a particular contrast to Megatron throughout the trilogy.
* AntiHero: While he's still, without question, [[TheHero a hero]], it's worth noting that this Prime seems more willing to resort to violence compared to others. This is exploited by [[spoiler: Sideways/Unicron]] who accuses Optimus of being as much of a BloodKnight as Galvatron, despite Optimus claiming he fights merely because he ''has'' to. [[spoiler: Unicron]] is proven somewhat right in the ''Armada'' finale when Optimus and Galvatron have their final brawl in that series.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}: Not as much as his other adaptations (initially), but when push comes to shove he's very prepared to hand you your ass on a platter.
** BigBadassRig: A futuristic semitruck in ''Armada'', a car transporter in ''Energon'', and a fire truck in ''Cybertron''. In the last series, ''it even lets him fly''.
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''Armada'', he was still a tough guy, but struggled a lot more in combat. By ''Cybertron'', [[spoiler:he is strong enough to kill Galvatron in a SingleStrokeBattle.]]
* BenevolentBoss
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* [[spoiler:DeathIsCheap]]: In ''Armada''. He's back three episodes later.
* TheGoodCaptain: As is tradition.
* TheHero: As is tradition.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: In ''Armada'', he powerlinks with Jetfire, and later the pair link with Overload. Normally this equates into instant win. In ''Energon'', he powerlinks with more or less the entire Autobot army, forming Optimus Supreme to fight [[spoiler:a revived and very, very pissed off Unicron.]]
** In ''Cybertron'', he combines with Leobraker to form "Savage Claw" mode and Wing Saber to form "Wing Optimus".
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: Act like this towards the Mini-Cons.

!!Hot Shot:

-> Resident team rookie, Hot Shot has learned a lot of hard lessons throughout his career, much to the chagrin of some of the older bots.

-> Voiced by: Creator/BrentMiller, then by Creator/KirbyMorrow for ''Cybertron''

* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his status as rookie, he is still very capable of kicking butt. He even gets to wield the Star Saber for a while in ''Armada''.
** TookALevelInBadass: After his "Cybertron Defence" upgrade.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Sideswipe, who actually starts referring to him as his brother. Possibly to the kids too.
* CoolCar: He normally becomes a blue-and-yellow sports car, but in the second half of ''Cybertron'', he is revived and upgraded so that he becomes a blue Humvee-like vehicle instead.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Bumblebee]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Hot Rod]], and [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Cheetor]].
* FriendToAllChildren
* HonorBeforeReason: At least once, he rushed in to save two Velocitron natives in danger, shortly after Optimus had given him the order to not interact with said natives.
* KidAppealCharacter: He almost always sports yellow in his colour scheme, and interacts with young humans the most.
** But in ''Cybertron'', he's blue with yellow highlights. And in ''Energon'' the role is partially shifted to Ironhide, who disappears not too long after.
* TheLancer
* LightningBruiser: Though not ''quite'' as fast as Blurr.
* PrideBeforeAFall: ...and totally let the power that the Star Saber granted him go to his head. It ends painfully.
* RebelliousSpirit
* ShouldersOfDoom: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/JaAm That "wHy mY sHoUlDeRs huRt" meme?]] Guess where it came from.
* SuperSpeed: By the time of ''Cybertron''.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''Energon'', he's depicted as a mature veteran. In ''Cybertron'', he's back to being the immature rookie as he was in ''Armada''.
* YoungGun: Probably not helped by the fact that his first foray into human culture consisted of {{spaghetti western}}s.

!!Red Alert:
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/BrianDobson
-> CombatMedic of the Autobots, he may seem the NonActionGuy, but harm his bots and you will regret it.

* BrainsAndBrawn: Red Alert's the brains, Hot Shot's the brawn.
* BadassBookworm
** AdaptationalBadass: By the time of ''Cybertron'', compared to both his G1 and Armada counterparts, this version of Red Alert is a real ''beast'' in a fight.
** TookALevelInBadass: In ''Cybertron'', his MidSeasonUpgrade is this in spades.
* CombatMedic: Though he spent most of his time on the battlefield fighting, more than anything else.
* GeniusBruiser
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Hot Shot while on Velocitron, Though the pair eventually come to an understanding.
* MinoredInAsskicking: He usually stays back at base in ''Armada'', but he makes a pretty good showing in ''Cybertron''.
* MissionControl
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock: Not entirely, but he is pretty reserved.
* SwissArmyAppendage: Lost his hand in battle, got a cool new...thing.

!!Smokescreen:

-> Smokescreen originally intended to be one of the team members who accompanied Optimus Prime to Earth, but he entered the spacebridge portal late, and as a result, he materialized some time later then they did.

* {{Badass}}: If [[spoiler:being lethally wounded by the Requiem Blaster and still having the strength to try and take Megatron down]] doesn't count, what does?
* BigFun
* BoisterousBruiser
* {{Demonization}}: The kids all assumed [[spoiler:that he was a Decepticon when he first appeared. Of course the fact that he chased them all over the place and didn't introduce himself properly probably didn't help much.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Out of all the team, he and Hot Shot seem to be particularly good friends.
* NiceGuy
* StoutStrength

!!Scavenger:

-> Scavenger is an old war veteran. [[spoiler:Who just so happens to be the Autobot who taught Optimus Prime everything he knows]].

* TheBigGuy
* CapedMecha
** BadassCape: Transformers as a whole don't need capes. His is purely for RuleOfCool.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappears after ''Armada''.
* GeniusBruiser
* OldMaster
* OldSoldier
* [[spoiler: ReverseMole]]: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Though given the folder he's been placed under you probably guessed this already]].
* SeniorSleepCycle: in the middle of a training session. [[spoiler: Hot Shot is not impressed]].
* StealthMentor

!!Blurr:
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/BrianDrummond
-> Cool and aloof, Blurr is one of the later additions to the Autobot ranks. He initially thought of the Mini-Cons as mere tools, a thought which Hot Shot slowly shot down.

* ColdSniper
* DefrostingIceKing: Towards Hot Shot.
* FantasticRacism: Thinks of the Mini-Cons as ''just weapons'' for a long while.
* GrumpyBear
* IneffectualLoner: In his introduction.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappears after ''Armada'' and never reappears again (unless you think the toyline character from ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'' is him).

!!Jetfire:
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/ScottMcneil, then Creator/BrianDrummond
-> The second-in-command of the Autobots on Cybertron, Jetfire departed Cybertron and arrived on Earth in order to help Optimus and the others.

* AfraidOfNeedles
* ArchEnemy: Starscream was his rival in Armada and Energon. Thundercracker is his in ''Cybertron''.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Like this for a long while in ''Armada''.
* AustralianAccent
* BoisterousBruiser: Very ''very'' boisterous.
* CoolStarship: He becomes a space shuttle in both ''Armada'' and ''Energon''.
** CoolPlane: In ''Cybertron'', he becomes a cargo jet with a space shuttle front half.
* DeadpanSnarker: Definitely in ''Cybertron''.
* TheLancer: While the Bots don't form a FiveManBand per se, he has shades of this trope.
* LargeHam: In ''Armada'', not so much in ''Engeron'' or ''Cybertron''.
* NumberTwo: It does seem a little odd that Optimus would pick a hot-head like him to be second in command. That is, until you see them ''together'' in battle.
* OneManArmy
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Again, in ''Cybertron''.

!!Sideswipe:
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/SamuelVincent
-> Hot Shot's newest partner, it didn't take long for Sideswipe to be captured by Hot Shot's friend-turned-foe, Wheeljack. Sideswipe was saved but the experience taught him a harsh lesson about war, leading him to quickly sober up.

* {{Adorkable}}
* CuteBruiser: Though not much of a bruiser, he has his moments.
* ChildSoldier
* GeniusDitz: He's good at cracking codes, but not much else.
* NewMeat: And it's ''very'' obvious to everyone.
* TagalongKid

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Decepticons]]
!!Megatron:

-> Leader of the Decepticons. Megatron is a malicious, powerful leader. A refined, focused general who treats his men with little care, yet still infuses them with genuine respect for him and the Decepticon cause.

* AffablyEvil: ''Armada''. When it comes to the next two series, however...
** FauxAffablyEvil
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Optimus being dead]] wasn't nearly as fun as he thought it would be.
* {{Badass}}: Hell yeah.
* BadBoss
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Until Unicron shows up]]. Played straight in ''Cybertron'', as [[spoiler:Unicron has long since disappeared]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Only seen near the end of the ''Armada'' series, but it becomes very crucial to that series.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:It was his death that stopped Unicron, in ''Armada'' and ''Energon'']].
* DavidKaye
* EvilLaugh
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In the 2nd to last episode of ''Cybertron'', he dies again, but unlike the previous shows he never comes back.]]
* MoreDakka: In ''Armada'', he could activate his "Full Blast" mode, effectively turning him into a walking minigun.
* NobleDemon: During ''Armada'' only. Afterwards, it got [[OmnicidalManiac much]] [[KickTheDog worse]], and with more or less no explanation why.
* TankGoodness: His alt-mode in ''Armada''.
** CoolCar: One of his two alt-modes (he is a triple changer) in ''Cybertron''.
** CoolPlane: His main alt-mode in ''Energon'', and one of his two alt-modes (again, he is a triple changer) in ''Cybertron''.
* TeamDad: A horrible abusive dad, but a dad nonetheless.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Energon'', his {{Noble Demon}} and {{Affably Evil}} traits mysteriously vanish with no explanation, and he becomes even more ruthless and crueler then he already was. He gets even worse in ''Cybertron''.
!!Starscream
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/MichaelDobson

-> Megatron's poorly-treated second in command. He loathed Megatron, because of the sheer mistreatment and contempt Megatron often piled onto him, Megatron always seemed to expect to much from him.

* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: After he returns to the Decepticons]]
* {{Badass}}: From the middle of ''Armada'', and all the way through ''Cybertron''.
** AdaptationalBadass: No Starscream since then has come close to doing what he's done in ''Cybertron''. Fights Primus twice and lives? Check, though he still loses both times. [[spoiler:Only non-comic relief Decepticon left alive at the end of ''Cybertron''?]] Check. Fought off eleven Autobots to steal the Omega Lock? Check. While his living up to the [[TheStarscream trope he named]] has been done by [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated other]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscreams]], he's done the best to date.
* BigBad: In Cybertron. Could be seen as a secondary one in earlier Armada.
* BreakoutCharacter: For ''Armada''.
* BreakTheHaughty: Though he wasn't as much of a jerk as most other examples.
* CoolPlane: Becomes a futuristic fighter jet in ''Armada'', [[{{Film/Transformers}} an F-22 Raptor]] in ''Energon'', and a [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1-inspired]] tetra-jet in ''Cybertron''.
* DarkChick: In Armada and Energon.
* [[spoiler:DefectorFromDecadence]], though only temporarily.
* {{Determinator}}: In all series of the UnicronTrilogy he has his moments. The ''Cybertron'' incarnation in particular is always trying to get ahead through schemes, and just never gives up. Even at his lowest point after his battle with Landmine, he pulls himself back up and displays such power equivalent to Galvatron's, the Autobots are defeated by his shock waves. His speech to Galvatron basically boils down to he's risked everything for power, and he's not going to yield.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: His voice in the English dub.
* {{Expy}}: Of Dinobot from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', though he also shares some traits with the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original Starscream]].
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Twice. [[spoiler:The first happens when he keeps shooting at Unicron in an effort to convince Galvatron that both sides must ally.]] The second [[spoiler:occurs at the end of ''Energon'', when he follows his master into the giant sun.]]
* NobleDemon: In ''Armada'' and in ''Energon''. Not so much in ''Cybertron''.
* OneManArmy: In ''Cybertron'', mixed with VillainousValor.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Mostly Armada, but still retained traits of this throughout the rest of the trilogy.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Not till ''Cybertron'', and when he does, he jumps straight in.]]
* The Dragon: Throughout most of the trilogy.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only Decepticon with a sense of honor. [[spoiler: He even pulls a HeelFaceTurn at one point and later gets a RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Strongly gives off this vibe.

!!Demolishor:

-> Demolishor is extremely strong and acts very serious at all times. He is wholly devoted Megatron and the Decepticon cause, unquestionably following orders at every turn.

* BattleButler: To Megatron.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Saves Megatron numerous times, but [[spoiler:the first time he does in ''Energon'', much [[TearJerker tragedy]] ensues]].
* Co-Dragon: Shared this post with Starscream in Armada until Thrust arrived.
* HandBlast: His fingers are gun barrels.
* [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Antivillanous Sacrifice]]]]: In ''Energon''.
* DumbIsGood: He's the closest thing to a "nice" Decepticon that you're going to find.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the rest of the Decepticons, he definitely feels this way.
* PetTheDog: A quite memorable one in ''Armada''; following a defeat, Megatron decides to pass his nerves on Starscream by taking him to a room and delivering him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Demolisher, realizing Megatron might well kill Starscream, ''breaks through the door'' to take his defense.
* TankGoodness: In ''Armada''. In ''Energon'', he becomes a dump truck instead, but reverts back into a tank in ''Cybertron''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Played mostly straight to Megatron, but the writers do subvert it at the end of ''Energon''. [[spoiler:When Galvatron hurls himself into the sun to stop Unicron and Starscream and Mirage follow]], he and [[spoiler:Snowcat]] don't bother to do the same.
* YesMan

!!Cyclonus:

-> Cyclonus has a very "trigger happy" personality, laughing and cackling as he fires his weapons almost completely at random on the battle field.

* AxeCrazy: Though it comes across as more annoying than genuinely frightening.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ButtMonkey
* DarkChick
* EvilLaugh: Has a mad cackle until [[spoiler:Megatron changes him into Snowcat]] in ''Energon''.
* ForTheEvulz: Seems to have almost zero sense of camaraderie, and an even smaller grasp of right and wrong.
* GenreSavvy: "Morale? [[LampshadeHanging We've never had morale around here]]!"
* TheHyena
* LeeroyJenkins
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: He screams like a little girl every time he gets hit while in vehicle mode, which as you can imagine... happens a lot.
* StupidEvil
* TriggerHappy: He loves to waste all of his ammo all at once.

!!Thrust:

-> Thrust is Megatron's top intelligence officer and master tactician.

* [[spoiler: AintTooProudToBeg: With Megatron, not that it did him any good.]]
* [[spoiler: DangerousDeserter]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He talks a big game when he thinks Unicron will help him, but the moment he gets in trouble, he's begging Galvatron to save him.]]
* [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyDeath]]: ''Squesh!''
** [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]: He definitely got what was coming to him.
* JerkAss: The other Cons often get sick of him for this reason.
* KneelBeforeZod
* ProfessionalButtKisser
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation]]: [[spoiler:The ''Energon'' comic shows him as in charge of Cybertron's security systems and one of only two Cons to not immediately defect at the start.]] It probably helps that in that continuity, [[spoiler:he didn't defect to Unicron and is much more loyal.]]
* StupidEvil: [[spoiler:He overestimates himself far too much when he defects.]]
* TheStrategist: He's actually pretty good at strategy, just not very good at improvising.
* UnwittingPawn
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: As Unicron starts crushing him.]]
* VillainTeamUp
* WouldHurtAChild: Don't forget that earlier on, [[spoiler:to escape the Cons and Autobots he threatened the kids.]]

!!Tidal Wave:

-> The lumbering giant Tidal Wave is the largest of the Decepticons, and proved himself a very powerful foe for the Autobots.

* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* EliteMook: He's not just big, he's ''really'' tough to beat.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's a giant Decepticon, what did you expect?
* GiantMook
* HulkSpeak
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In ''Energon'', his recoloured form is also much smaller, making him a little taller than Cyclonus. Yeah...
* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron. Which may come across as oddly amusing, considering his VA voiced the treacherous (and much higher pitched) Terrorsaur


!!Wheeljack:

-> Wheeljack, formerly an Autobot serving under Hot Shot. When Wheeljack was pinned beneath some debris during a fire, Hot Shot was forced to leave him to get help, but was prevented by his superiors from returning. Wheeljack believed that Hot Shot had abandoned him, and when Megatron found and rescued him, he swore loyalty to the Decepticon commander.

* BestServedCold: He's not here for revenge. [[InconsistentDub Except he is]].
* BigBad: Only in Past I and Past II.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Hot Shot?]]: He assumes that Hot Shot betrayed him when in reality, the latter actually went to get help.
* EvilFormerFriend: Hot Shot's, though when they fight side by side [[spoiler:against Unicron]] he does seem to be warming up to him again.
* FallenHero: He is a former Autobot.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In "Past II", when he shoots Thrust out of the sky. Not to say that Thrust didn't deserve it, from what we [[{{Jerkass}} seen of him]].
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal
* NobleDemon: He does grant Hot Shot an audience with Megatron.
* PoorCommunicationKills: He wasn't abandoned ''quite'' as completely as he thinks he was.
* RevengeByProxy: He takes Sideswipe hostage to get revenge on Hot Shot.
* ScarsAreForever
* ThatManIsDead
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]

!!Bradley "Rad" White:

-> Rad is the one who reactivated the Mini-Con ship while exploring some caves, and is inadverdently responsible for the restarting of the Autobot/Decepticon war.

* AudienceSurrogate
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: He once helped [[spoiler:the Mini-Cons break Unicrons' mental hold on them.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: May only be a human, but he's got guts.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* SpannerInTheWorks: His interactions with High Wire [[spoiler: in the ancient past]] are what ruined Unicron's original plans to use the Mini-Cons.

!!Carlos Lopez:

-> Carlos is Rad's friend and was with him when he reactivated the Mini-Cons.

* AudienceSurrogate
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* PluckyComicRelief: He's full of jokes... most of them bad.
* SkintoneSclerae: Except for a couple of times when the show was having its OffModel moments and gave his eyes whites.
* TokenMinority

!!Alexis Rhodes/Thi Dang:

-> Alexis, along with Rad and Carlos befriended the Street Action Team Mini-Cons and Autobots on Earth. She frequently helped them by teaching them the ways of Earth.

* AudienceSurrogate
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:InterspeciesRomance: It certainly looked like she enjoyed being Starscream's ''friend'' more than the other kids ...except maybe Fred.]]
* OnlySaneMan: She ''thinks'' she is anyway.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

!!Unicron:

-> A primal force of evil, his origins lost to the mists of time. He is the embodiment of all darkness and hate that lurks in the hearts of all beings.

Voiced by: Mark Acheson, DavidKaye (when Megatron is possessed in ''Energon'')

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead/ DeathIsCheap]]: This happens an incredibly frequent amount of times. You honestly wonder why the bots try to put him down again when he just gets back up.
** The first is implied at the end of ''Armada'', when his planet form is seen floating behind an unknown body. It's later confirmed at the start of ''Energon'' that he's just mentally inactive.
** The second and third attempts happen during ''Energon''. [[spoiler:He manages to reactivate his body form and possess Megatron, then dies a few episodes later at the hands of Optimus Supreme.]] Then after that he possesses Megatron yet again, [[spoiler:turning him into the incredibly large Galvatron in an attempt to recreate his body. This is thwarted when Galvatron hurls himself headfirst into a sun.]]
** A fourth and seemingly definitive example from the ''Cybertron'' comic: [[spoiler:Unicron frees himself from the Black Hole by hijacking a smaller Transformer's body, then recreates his body some time later.]] This time, he flees before Primus and the Autobots can defeat his weakened body.
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad]] To Megatron.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: See [[spoiler:DeathIsCheap]]'s fourth example.
* EldritchAbomination: As is tradition, though this helped to codify this part of his character.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Voiced by Mark Acheson in ''Armada'' (and a ridiculously small amount of ''Energon''). Downplayed when he's voiced by DavidKaye.
* OmnicidalManiac: This is the trilogy that established this trope best for him.
* PlanetEater: Though unlike his debut appearance, he doesn't physically eat them, rather breaking the planet into smaller pieces and then devouring them. ''Energon'' shows this best.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Not as bad as [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie his first appearance]] due to the fact that he rarely engages any Cybertronians physically, but when Thrust is perched/standing on his shoulder you do run into some fairly notable issues, notably the fact that he should theoretically be a speck from the distance we see him.

!!Sideways:
--> '''Voice:''' Creator/PaulDobson (in ''Armada'')

-> An intergalactic drifter, Sideways transforms into a motorcycle. His consciousness is apparently housed within the smaller robot ''head'' that rides his alternate mode, which can split into two components.


* AWizardDidIt: [[spoiler:It's implied Unicron's dark energy preserved him.]]
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: In ''Cybertron'']].
* BadassBiker: Well, he is a badass ''bike''.
* BreakoutCharacter: He was cited by many as one of few redeeming qualities of the first half of ''Armada''.
* CanonForeigner: Was popular enough to get an appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and the film series (though just as a regular Decepticon).
** Technically, he first appeared in ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots in Disguise]]'' with a toy from that show's line, though he was just an Autobot warrior.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: [[spoiler:Servitude to Unicron caused him to forget that he was hoping to avenge his planet, and turned him into the {{Jerkass}} we see him as in ''Armada'']]. Subverted in ''Cybertron'' where he remembers again.
* DigitizedHacker: It allows him to survive being sliced up.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Unicron in ''Armada'' only]].
* [[spoiler:DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent]]: In both ''Armada'' and ''Cybertron'', though both times he does have different agendas.
* {{Expy}}: Averted with his other appearances- possibly. [[spoiler:It's thought to be the same guy throughout the multiverse.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: It is implied that Unicron was [[DemonicPossession in possession of Sideways]] during ''Armada'', thus temporarily draining any sense of compassion the latter may have had. In ''Cybertron'', with Unicron destroyed, it is shown that Sideways ''does'' has the ability to care; in this case for the inhabitants of his destroyed world, including Soundwave and Laserbeak.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: When played by Creator/PaulDobson.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In ''Armada''.
* GutturalGrowler: In ''Armada''.
* TheHeavy: After he appeared, he gradually shifted towards this, particularly as his boss was not shown for most of the series. Even when his boss appears, he serves as the representative and does most of the fighting.
* KickTheDog: He enjoys doing this. Particularly when it simultaneously helps his goals and hurts others.
* LaughablyEvil: In ''Cybertron''.
* ManipulativeBastard: He can quite easily turn people into his puppets when he needs to (not literally). Even in ''Cybertron'', he has a tendency to do this, as he [[spoiler:manipulates both sides again, taking advantage of their amnesia as a result of the Unicron Singularity]].
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Unicron, Sideways, Sideways' Mini-Cons. It's kind of hard to tell where they each end and the others begin, which isn't helped by the shaky dub.]] Of course, [[InvokedTrope he enjoys running on this]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:To Unicron, betraying the Autobots and then the Decepticons in the process]].
* MouthOfSauron: His boss [[spoiler:Unicron]] can talk, but to an extent Sideways still serves as this.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A BadassBiker whose altmode is a CoolBike, who also exists as a DigitizedHacker. This also goes with the fact that he's a TransformingMecha. [[spoiler:Also implied that he is the same character throughout the whole multiverse.]]
* [[spoiler:PlayingBothSides: He initially screws over the Autobots by pretending to be a Decepticon, then in turn he screws the 'Cons over by leaking information of theirs to Unicron.]]
* {{Troll}}: He enjoys screwing people over, particularly when it helps him advance his plans.
* VillainDecay: In ''Cybertron''; He started out as a shadowy manipulator, playing both sides through sheer cunning. He became something of a joke in the later episodes, being outwitted and made a fool of by the humans (Though he gets better during his last few appearances). He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it at one point:
-->"I'm the one who's supposed to be pulling everyone's strings!"
* VillainousFriendship: With Soundwave in ''Cybertron''.

[[/folder]]
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