!![[color:red:Decepticon Characters and Subfactions]]
-> In this universe, the Decepticons were created when young mathematician Megatron noticed in his [[{{Literature/Foundation}} numerical studies of social trends]] that civil war was almost certain. To that end, he created [[LaResistance a resistance movement]] behind the scenes, and when Optimus Prime conquered Cybertron the Decepticons were ready to rise up and free it once again.


-> Megatron was a young mathematician who lectured at a university on Cybertron. However, he noticed something disturbing, civil war was coming. Eventually Optimus Prime and his evil army of Autobots took over Cybertron, but Megatron had been forming an underground resistance movement to take back Cybertron and keep the Autobots from conquering the universe and plundering it, as the Decepticons.

* AllLovingHero: He has the respect and love for all life, he even [[spoiler:forgives Cyclonus and allows him to rejoin after he nearly killed him]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Started out as a humble mathematician, but he's since earned the title of badass.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: All hail Galvatron!]]
* BadassBookworm: A mathematician who both predicted the Autobots' rise and invented the transforming technology.
* BenevolentBoss
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's nice, not stupid.
* BreakTheBadass: [[spoiler:His near-death experience left some psychological scars on Galvatron]]
* AFatherToHisMen
* GentleGiant
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* GentlemanSnarker
* NiceGuy: Yup, this is indeed a BizarroUniverse.
* OneManArmy: One of the few who can fight Optimus on even terms.
* PapaWolf: Once took the bullet meant for Cliffjumper, and Cliff technically wasn't even one of ''his'' men!
* WhipItGood: [[spoiler:As Galvatron, he's got an electro-whip built in.]]
* WideEyedIdealist


-> The heroic Astrotrain serves as a means of conveyance for his teammates.

* AFatherToHisMen
* TheBigGuy: By default, naturally.
* NiceGuy


-> Blitzwing is one of Megatron's quieter, more reserved Decepticons. He's also close friends with Astrotrain.

* FriendToAllLivingThings
* LoudOfWar: Accidentally becomes a conduit for broadcasting lethally annoying music to the Autobots at one point.
* TheQuietOne


-> Bombshell is one of the Decepticons' psychologists in charge of looking after the psychiatric health of the troops.

* TheShrink


-> This Cliffjumper is actually the one from the [[Franchise/TransformersClassics normal universe]], having entered this universe via traveling through a mysterious portal. He has found the Shattered Universe very ''disorienting'', to say the least, but proudly stands by Megatron and the Decepticons.

* MetaGuy
* OnlySaneMan: Or rather, he likes to think he is compared to everyone else. Meanwhile, the other Cybertronians find his gung-ho attitude towards battle and belief in [[{{God}} Primus]] rather strange, much to his irritation.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay: When he finally gets a chance to go home, he declines, preferring to stay until the alternate Optimus Prime is finally defeated... which he knows is likely going to take a ''very'' long time.]]


-> Cyclonus is one of many brave Decepticons following Megatron in his battle against Optimus Prime and the evil Autobots.

* [[spoiler:DeepCoverAgent: For Alpha Trion.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* TheRival: To Ultra Magnus. It's why he joined the Decepticons.

* [[spoiler:DeepCoverAgent: For the Underbase.]]
* [[spoiler:EnergyBeings]]
* [[spoiler:AFormYouAreComfortableWith]]


-> Divebomb is a student of Razorclaw and a daydreamer, escaping the horror and the destruction of everyday life. Divebomb masks his sadness behind a cheerful exterior to prevent others from being affected from his true feelings.

* StepfordSmiler


-> Heatwave is a cheerful engineer with the unique ability to converse with non-sentient machines.

* AllLovingHero: In regards to technology. He can be stopped by someone holding a computer hostage (provided Heatwave likes that computer, of course).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Usually a very friendly and cheerful guy even by Decepticon standards, but he's still one of the larger Decepticons, and has, on separate occasions, accidentally trashed a human tourist attraction due to thinking the statue exhibits were alive, threatened to crush a traitor, and blown up a hijacked human military base.
* TheEngineer
* MysteriousPast: A large chunk of his memory is missing. He's not bothered by it in the slightest.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of the very few Decepticons (if not the only one) with red optics, despite his genial personality. [[spoiler:Turns out it's because he's not from this universe.]]
* TheSmartGuy: [[spoiler:See "Nexus Prime".]]
* {{Technopath}}: With shades of FurryConfusion, as he treats non-sentient machines as if they ''were'' sentient.
* [[spoiler:ForgotTheCall]]: Knows he has something [[spoiler:about his past]] he's forgetting, but just doesn't care, until it [[spoiler:[[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive comes looking for him]].]]
* [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Seven Billion Years Old]]]]
* WeDoTheImpossible: His profile quote. Heatwave has a knack for breaking into unbreakable systems, including those with no means of interface.


-> Rampage is known for constantly and tirelessly working, not stopping for anything in order to help the cause.


-> Formerly a science professor, Razorclaw was forced to flee with two of his students when the war started. Known for unconventional thinking, he welcomes all who approach him seeking knowledge for its own sake.

* BadassBookworm
* TeamDad: To Divebomb and Rampage


-> Shockwave is a Decepticon whose skills involve making peace with other organisms, working as the ambassador between Earth and the Decepticons. Calm, intelligent, and patient, though no scientist. Like most Decepticons, he's more than willing to put his life on the line to save humans.

* ActualPacifist: Would really like to be one of these.
* FriendToAllLivingThings


-> Sideswipe was once an evil Autobot, and one of the most dangerous of Optimus Prime's men. This began to change when Prime suspected Sideswipe of increasingly conflicted loyalties, and conspired to have him assassinated. As a result, Sideswipe joined the heroic Decepticons. He now fights against Prime and all his evil.

* AntiHero: Type V, see NominalHero.
* BloodKnight
* CaptainErsatz: Partially based on Wheeljack from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Hell, his toy is a redecoed ''Armada'' Wheeljack.
* HeelFaceTurn
* NominalHero: He really only fights for the Decepticons because he hates Optimus and the Autobots for betraying him, and because it lets him beat people up without getting punished for it.
* {{Revenge}}: Looking for revenge against Optimus Prime.

!!![[color:red:Sir Soundwave]]

-> He's now called "Sir" because he was knighted by the Queen of England for various heroic deeds. He has a personal squad of troops called "Recordicons".

* CommunicationsOfficer
* KidAppealCharacter: WordOfGod says he's "the Decepticons' Bumblebee".
* MartialArtsHeadband: He acquires one once he arrives on Earth. The toy of him released at Botcon did not come with one, at first, much to fan distress.
* NoIndoorVoice
* ThePowerOfRock
* ShoutOut: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Talk:Sir_Soundwave#Is_he_a%2E%2E%2E Apparently he's a mix]] of Film/BillAndTed and Music/VanHalen.
* SurferDude


-> A warrior who fights with an over-developed sense of fair-play.

* MookChivalry


-> Starscream acts as Megatron's science officer as well as his loyal second-in-command.

* AbsentMindedProfessor
* DoomedHometown: The Crystal City. Optimus blew it up after Starscream refused his "offer" to join the Autobots.
* NumberTwo
* ShoutOut: His color scheme makes him look like G1 Jetfire.
* TeamMom: Or at least, he tries to be, always fussing worriedly about everyone being healthy and happy. In practice, though, his absent-minded professor nature means his social skills aren't ''quite'' up to the task.
* UndyingLoyalty: For Megatron. And it's freaking disturbing.


-> Treadshot used to be a very close friend of Ultra Magnus. When Magnus decided to join the Autobots, Treadshot refused to go with him, and the two went their separate ways. The two now constantly try to kill each other instead.

* FoeRomanceSubtext: Boy howdy. Their dialogue has the subtext of scorned exes.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: You wouldn't believe it by their dialogue, but his feelings towards Ultra Magnus are apparently murderous, not romantic.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: For Ultra Magnus. Treadshot figures that once he defeats Ultra Magnus he can move on.


-> Thunderwing is a Special Agent in the Elite Guard, an ancient Cybertronian police force.

* ByTheBookCop
* InspectorJavert


-> Whisper is Sideswipe's Minicon partner.

* {{Keet}}
* NoIndoorVoice
* NonindicativeName


[[folder:[[color:red:Mayhem Suppression Squad]]]]
-> One of Megatron's [[BadassCrew elite attack squads]], whose earnest enthusiasm tends to... worry their commander. They often serve as TheCavalry, as well as something of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits.


-> Crasher is the leader of the Squad, and Blurr's ''cousin''.

* ActionGirl
* BlackSheep: From the Autobots' POV. Blurr gets berated by Prime for not having killed her a long time ago when he had the chance.
* ColonelBadass
* {{Courier}}


-> One of the more ''enthusiastic'' members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

* SpaceCowboy: He took a shine to Earth's Westerns, and started emulating them. It also doubles as an inversion of the regular Bludgeon, who is a samurai.


* PaletteSwap


-> Dirge is one of the Decepticons with Pretender technology.

* ThePollyanna
* [[spoiler:DeepCoverAgent: Also for Alpha Trion.]]
* ShoutOut: So many at the same time... His robot color scheme is based on Beast Wars II Thrust, his Pretender shell is based on Descent Into Evil Dirge with the color scheme based on Descent Into Evil Chromia.


-> Thundercracker one of the founding members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

* [[MulticoloredHair Multicolored Paint Job]]: Eye-bleedingly so.
* RummageSaleReject
* ShoutOut: His color scheme is similar to his G1 Action Master toy.
* TheVoiceless


-> The Recordicons are Sir Soundwave's personal squad of troops, which he usually carries around with him.


* {{Jerkass}}
* ShoutOut: He tends to talk like [[{{Peanuts}} Woodstock]].
* SizeShifter


-> Frenzy is usually very calm and friendly, but can be ''extremely'' dangerous when angered.

* HulkingOut
* SizeShifter
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Usually calm and friendly, but when he activates his UnstoppableRage powers...


* {{Hipster}}: He even comes with hipster glasses. He's horrified to learn Ravage inspired one of his favourite songs, and declares that from then on, he shall only listen to it "ironically".
* SizeShifter


* ObfuscatingStupidity: By day, Ratbat is your average Cybertronian layabout businessman. By night, he is something darker... vengeful...
* [[spoiler:SecretIdentity]]
* SherlockScan: Ratbat can determine the mood of anyone nearby.
* ShoutOut: He's an homage to [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Batman}}]]. Not surprising, given Recordicons is written by David Willis, known for his fondness for Batman jokes.
* SizeShifter


-> An adorable cat-like Decepticon with a penchant for playing games and chatting on the internet with humans (and anyone else who will listen).

* AscendedMeme: Started out as a Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}} joke that quickly took off, getting him turned into an official character and [[BreakoutCharacter even eventually having his own Willis-penned back-up strip series in the official Club Magazine]].
* CharacterBlog: Has his own [[http://twitter.com/ravagekitteh Twitter]], [[http://www.formspring.me/sgravage Formspring]], and [[http://www.facebook.com/people/Ravage-Sg/1178801320 Facebook]] pages, both in-world and in the real world.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's basically a living LOLCat who speaks almost entirely in memes.
* FriendlyEnemy: Steeljaw is like totally his BFF! When he says he wants to tear Ravage into little pieces once he's done with his nap, he's just playing, really!
* InsaneTrollLogic: The reason Ravage thinks that Steeljaw is is friend is because Steeljaw [[NoodleIncident once ate Enemy's body]] and the enemy of Enemy is a friend.
* {{Keet}}
* SizeShifter
* SocialMediaBeforeReason: Not only does he give his location away on his Yatter account, he's prone to taking selfies and sending them to his enemies to let them know that he's sneaking up on them.


-> Rumble is Frenzy's brother and ''was'' one of Soundwave's troops, until he was captured by the Autobots. His current fate is ''unknown'', though considering he was last seen tied up and about to be dropped into the Autobots' Smelting Pool, he's probably not in good shape...

* SacrificialLamb: Was introduced about to be thrown into a Smelting Pool, and to show Cliffjumper how depraved the Autobots were. A questionably canonical Recordicons comic suggests that he [[LosingYourHead survives as a severed but still-living head]].
* SizeShifter


-> The Decepticons' best [[CombiningMecha combiner]], composed of five carefully selected scholars and entertainers and charged with protecting Cybertron's cultural works from the Autobots.


-> Abominus is their combined form, designed to carefully balance each of the team's five minds together.

* CombiningMecha
* CulturedBadass
* DanceBattler: His combat maneuvers are based on interpretive dance.
* NoSell: He can see through illusions and holograms easily.
* SherlockScan: His "aesthetic sensonry net" allows him to determine the age, origin, value and authenticity of any object he sees, as well as allowing him to see through disguises and illusions.
* WarriorPoet


-> Blot is one of Cybertron's top psychologists.

* InkblotTest
* NeatFreak
* TheShrink


-> Cutthroat used to be one of Cybertron's top corporate moguls, running his businesses with a combination of fairness and morality.

* HonestCorporateExecutive


-> Hun-Grrr likes to think of himself as being a gentlemen-like Decepticon. His altmode is a two-headed dragon-like beast, taken from a planet where the creatures are regarded with nobility by the populace.

* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons


-> A former actor, Rippersnaper joined with the Decepticons because he thought it would be an awesome experience. Abominus is ''almost'' big enough to fit his ego.

* LeeroyJenkins


-> Before Optimus Prime started the war, Sinnertwin was a well-known and talented puppeteer. His puppet shows were popular with beings from planets all over the galaxy. He now fights as a part of Megatron's quest for peace.
* GentleGiant
* OneOfTheKids: See above.


[[folder:[[color:red:Human Allies]]]]
!!!Professor Henri Arkeville
-> A rebellious scientist who quietly opposes the USA's current fascist regime along with his three interns.

* {{Cyborg}}
* TheProfessor
* ScienceHero

!!!Sephie Beller/[[spoiler:Emulator]]

-> Remember Circuit Breaker from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''? Here's her counterpart. And yes, she loves machines (though not in the "shipping" sense...)

* CuteGlassesGirl: Even when she wears fanservice-y getups, she still keeps the glasses.
* PerkyGoth
* [[spoiler:{{Cyborg}}]]
* [[spoiler:PowerParasite: She can gain the powers of Transformers within range.]]
* [[spoiler:ProHumanTranshuman:]] Of the "shepherd" variety.
* [[spoiler:{{Stripperiffic}}: Not as much so as her normalverse counterpart, but [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Transhuman_Emulator.jpg still pretty fanservicey]].]]

!!!William "Will" Hayes

-> Although Will originally signed up to be Arkeville's intern for college prep purposes, he eventually became friends with the Decepticons. He also has an almost insatiable appetite.

* BigEater: Of the thin, "fast metabolism" type.
* MythologyGag: He's Billy from Anime/TransformersArmada, but with Fred's behaviour and build.
* ShoutOut: Named after professional wrestler Billy Jack Haynes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Rick.

!!!Frederick "Rick" Ottman

-> Rick signed up along with Will to prepare for college, but got more than he bargained for when it led to he and Will befriending the Deceptions. He thinks Sephie is cute, but won't admit it.

* MythologyGag: He's Fred, from Anime/TransformersArmada, but with Billy's build.
* ShoutOut: "Rick" is a nickname: for "Frederick". He's named after pro wrestler Fred Ottman, best known as Typhoon, Tugboat, and the infamous Shock Master.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Will.


!![[color:purple:Autobot Characters and Subfactions]]
-> The Autobots were created when a librarian named Optronix grew ambitious and starting trying to climb his way up through the ranks, gathering a group of followers to him by preaching improving the Cybertronian race through conflict and conquest. They improved themselves physically--including Optronix becoming the powerful Optimus Prime--and eventually seized control of the planet via a coup.

!!![[color:purple:Optimus Prime]]

-> Optimus Prime is the Autobots' evil, sadistic and tyrannical leader. Cruel and ambitious, his plans fall nothing short of universal conquest.

* AxCrazy
* BadassBookworm: While Megatron was the one to invent the transforming technology in this setting, Optimus was smart enough to reverse engineer it. Plus, he started out as a librarian.
* BadBoss: Played with. He treats the competent and loyal Autobots relatively well, but too many failures or if you try to overthrow him, you're dead. If you're lucky. And then there are times in which he needs a handy shield.
* BigBad: And he's pretty brutal about it, too. Eventually, Rodimus succeeds in overthrowing him.
* {{BFS}}: Acquires one eventually.
* CastingAShadow
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Per his creators, he's still voiced by Creator/PeterCullen, just using a more malevolent voice... like [[Series/KnightRider KARR]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Similar to almost every incarnation of Megatron, any politeness is merely an act to keep his troops on side -- though he ''does'' have one or two genuine friendships [[VillainousFriendship with his comrades]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Orion Pax was just a lowly data clerk. Optimus Prime is a brutal warlord.
* GeniusBruiser: He might not be a scientific expert, but he's an amazing strategist, effective if brutal leader and cunning to a fault.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He was once coldly logical... until one day he just went mad, and no-one knows why.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His appearance makes the ''Shattered Glass'' series darker.
* NeverRecycleYourSchemes: Averted, much to the surprise of Cliffjumper, who'd [[LampshadeHanging never heard of a villain trying something twice]]!
* ObviouslyEvil: He's black and purple, which should be a big hint this is a regular Optimus.
* LargeHam: And ''how''!
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He considers his rivalry with Megatron to be a personal vendetta. When he finds out Megatron [[spoiler: has been killed before he could have the chance]], he is not happy.
* PimpDuds: His coloration is loosely evocative of this concept.
* TheSocialDarwinist: His whole philosophy is that the powerful should rule and the weak obey.
* TearOffYourFace: Does this to Ultra Magnus, in what is almost certainly a ShoutOut to the live-action film Optimus' "Give me your face!" quote.

!!![[color:purple:Alpha Trion]]

-> Alpha Trion, the Old One, is from a universe where the Decepticons were defeated long ago. He often acts like a kind and wise bot, but not everything is as it appears.

* AxCrazy
* ArtifactOfDoom: Alpha Trion wields a sword that he claims was once wielded by a warrior named Slaughter, whose personality was supposedly integrated into the weapon itself. [[spoiler: This was pretty much a lie Trion used to ultimately betray Skyfall.]]
* BeardOfEvil
* BiggerBad: A lot of Autobots would gladly follow him rather than Optimus Prime, and even after his banishment wonder what he would've done in Optimus' place.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: The revelation of his true nature occurs in ''Transcendent: Part 6''.]]
* EvilWeapon: He claims his sword has the ability to take over whomever wields it. [[spoiler: Once again, this is a big fat fib.]]
* EvilOldFolks
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ManipulativeBastard


-> Arcee is a victim of great madness. Like a marionette she often stands limp off in a corner, until she jumps into a fight, firing her neutronic crossbow and moving like a rag doll brought to life.

* AxCrazy
* DarkActionGirl
* EnergyBow
* HearingVoices
* LimpAndLivid


-> Beachcomber is a twitchy, nervous, unstable 'bot who is considered completely insane even by Autobot standards.

* AxCrazy
* HearingVoices
* SpeaksInShoutOuts: He speaks only in song lyrics so far.

!!![[color:purple:Big Daddy]]

-> Big Daddy is one of the older Autobots, who lives up to his name by being a calm and pleasantly paternal figure. He likes to watch over the younger bots and make sure they're in good spirits,

* AFatherToHisMen: Big Daddy doesn't appear to be in a command position per se, but he's still a paternal figure among the Autobot ranks as befitting his name.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's an "evil Bing Crosby".


-> Blazter is the Autobot communications expert. He enjoys earth's classical music and uses it as a sonic weapon. Like Soundwave, he too has a group of cassettes, though he's also often seen commanding the Scrounges as well.

* CommunicationsOfficer
* DrillSergeantNasty: Blaster loves to berate and mistreat his Scrounges.
* FunetikAksent
** WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: [[WordOfGod According to]] writer Greg "M Sipher" Sepelak, [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Talk:Blaster_%28SG%29 it's a "ridiculous" accent]].
* [[ThePowerOfRock The Power of Mozart]]

-> Crosshairs' is a slothful and lazy Autobot who would much rather do nothing at all, and rarely fights.

* LazyBum


-> Elita-One a true femme-fatale. She is one of the most skilled and sadistic snipers in the Autobot ranks.

* BattleCouple: With Rodimus.
* ColdSniper
* DarkActionGirl
* {{Lzherusskie}}


-> Hoist repairs are shoddy at best, and jury-rigged at worst. Still, if you can't afford Fixit's rates, he's better than being one of Ratchet's "patients".

* BackAlleyDoctor


-> Hound often proclaims himself as the "Master Of Fear", using his Psycho-Projector to cause people to hallucinate of the victims worst nightmares and become incapacitated.

* FantasticRacism: In a counterpoint to G1 Hound's TinMan nature, SG Hound is at once hateful towards and fearful of organics, particularly humans.


-> Huffer is an amiable, ever-smiling optimist. He is very unusual for an Autobot as a result.

* AffablyEvil
* ThePollyanna


-> Jazz is considered one of Prime's best bodyguards, because he'll take any kind of attack meant for their leader Optimus head on.

* TheDragon: One of Prime best bodyguards.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His personality and speech are based on those of Creator/MrT.


-> Mirage once used his natural state of invisibility to rob banks until Optimus Prime finally took notice of him and had him sent to Ratchet. Now he has the "gift" of permanent partial transparency.

* BankRobbery
* TheNondescript


-> Nightbeat is chief of the Autobot Secret Police. He is responsible for maintaining absolute loyalty to the Autobots' tyrannical leader, and for rooting out and eliminating traitors.

* DirtyCop: Both physically and morally.
* SecretPolice: He's the one in charge.
* VerbalTic: Nyeah, Nightbeat sounds like Edward G. Robinson, see!

!!![[color:purple:Omega Doom]]

-> Omega Doom is the ultimate weapon of the tyrant Optimus Prime.

* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Omega '''Doom'''.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Can blow up stars. And would, too.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver


-> Ratchet is the Autobots' "medic". Optimus Prime sometimes sends wounded Autobots to him, but not for repairs. They are sent to him for punishment, mostly to receive unnecessary "upgrades".

* AffablyEvil: Ratchet just wants to make everybody more exciting and interesting with his crazy modifications, and genuinely can't understand why nobody ever shares his opinion on the matter.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Took a fondness for some human music he heard during ''Blitzwing Bop''.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Oh, he'll repair people. But he can't help but make them more "interesting" while he does so.
* ChainsawGood: Gave Rodimus one once; Rodimus did not seem very amused.
* CombatMedic: Though not one ''I'd'' ever recommend seeing.
* DeadlyDoctor
* ForScience
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* MadDoctor: A capable doctor, but spends a bit too much time mucking around trying to give everyone "upgrades".


-> Ricochet is a member of the elite bodyguards for the evil Optimus Prime. He has a twin brother, Jazz.

* AxCrazy
* TheBrute
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming


-> Scoop almost constantly shaking in fear, or holding his fingers nervously. His Targetmaster partner is Holepunch.

* CowerPower
* DirtyCoward
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl


-> When the Autobots need drones to do the dirty work, they call in the Scrounges. Silver colored drones who all possess a "war wheel" alternate mode, they're powerful in numbers, and easily expendable.

* CannonFodder: Blaster really wishes they were.
* MythologyGag: When introduced, they do a version of the Rifleman's Creed, only it's about their arms. G1 Scrounge's claim to fame was his "special arm". There was no other like it.


-> Seaspray is fascinated by Earth's oceans and is known for reporting every detail of them whenever possible to his fellow Autobots.

* ObliviouslyEvil

!!![[color:purple:Side Burn]]

-> Side Burn is diligent and devoted to the Autobot cause, but some Autobots have difficulty trusting him.

* AffablyEvil: While not quite ''nice'', exactly, he does seem to lack the bloodthirsty and capriciously cruel nature of the average Autobot, and even seems to like the humans.
* MadeOfIron: Has a disturbing tendency to survive without a scratch what should have been fatal or crippling injuries, an ability which even the other Autobots find suspicious.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Red sports cars hold no sway for this Side Burn.
* [[spoiler:DeepCoverAgent: For the Underbase]]
* [[spoiler:EnergyBeings]]
* [[spoiler:AFormYouAreComfortableWith]]

!!![[color:purple:Sky Lynx]]

-> Humble and self-deprecating, Sky Lynx was once Lieutenant Commander of the Autobot army, but after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Wheelie, he tendered his resignation.

* TheAtoner: Sky Lynx seeks to make up for his humiliating defeat by any means possible.
* BiggerOnTheInside: His shuttle mode.

!!![[color:purple:Star Saber]]

-> When the war started, Star Saber became one of the evil Autobots. Unfortunately, thanks to his rotten luck, he's been stuck at the bottom of the ranks.

* ButtMonkey: ''Nobody'' likes Star Saber, not even Swoop who otherwise loves everybody.


-> Unlike many of the other Autobots, Tailgate loves humans, though in the way that someone would love a gerbil, dog, or cat. He ends up "adopting" Butch as his "pet human".

* {{Human Pet}}keeper


-> Wheeljack is a mad scientist in every sense of the word. He was laughed right out of the Autobot ranks for a long while, though he eventually managed to get himself back in.

* BerserkButton: Never, ever call him crazy.
* MadScientist
* TheyCalledMeMad: This is practically a CatchPhrase for him.


-> A squad formerly led by Rodimus, until one very eventful battle...

* CurbStompBattle: They were on the wrong end of one.
* HiredGuns


[[folder:[[color:purple:Around Cybertron]]]]
-> The [[StrawmanNewsMedia Autobots' newsteam]], which every Autobot is forced to watch on penalty of death.


-> The news channel's head anchor, who tends to act much like a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Radio/GlennBeck.

* IfItBleedsItLeads

* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
** [[spoiler:GoingNative / GoodFeelsGood: Decepticon Broadcasting Network's Esmeral and Monstructor gave Punch a chance to work with DBN. Given Monstructor was a nicer boss "than that crusted crankshaft, Countdown" (Monstructor made Punch feel a lot better about himself), Punch felt he couldn't turn them down.]]
*** [[spoiler: BecomingTheMask: And turned into Counterpunch as he broke the news to Rook.]]


[[folder:[[color:purple:Blaster's Cassettes]]]]
-> Blaster also has his own personal squad of troops, although they mainly show up only in the "[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse Recordicons]]" side comic.

* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: To The Riddler.]]
* SizeShifter


-> Also a member of the ''Around Cybertron'' newsteam.

* {{Paparazzi}}
* SizeShifter

* BrilliantButLazy: He genuinely can kick your skidplate. It's just too much work for him to ever get around to it.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Ravage. Sort of. Ravage adores him. He claims he wants to eviscerate Ravage but just hasn't gotten the motivation to get off his lazy backside and do so.
* LazyBum
* SizeShifter
* ShoutOut: His coloration is based on the Black Lion from ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.


-> An elite attack squad composed of Autobots with various sportscar altmodes and black color schemes. Drench used to be their leader until Optimus had him assassinated for being too "soft". Optimus suspected former member Sideswipe disagreed with the act and also attempted to assassinate him, which caused Sideswipe to defect to the Decepticons. Now Rodimus, himself a former Wrecker, leads the squad.


-> The former leader of a mercenary team called the Wreckers, he is the Starscream to Optimus Prime's Megatron, seeking to usurp command and turn the Autobots into the greatest mercenary team known to the universe.

* BeardOfEvil
* HookHand: It's a buzzsaw, but it's in the same spirit.
* PragmaticVillainy: The Witwicky brothers convince him to change from the "loot and pillage" method of villainy to the "mob boss" method, as it will let the resources renew to be stolen over and over again.
* TheStarscream: To Optimus Prime.


-> Blurr is a data interceptor for Optimus, and just as fast on his feet as he is on his wheels. He's the cousin of Crasher, the leader of the Decepticons' own BadassCrew.

* BadassBookworm
* EyepatchOfPower
* WickedCultured
* YesMan: To Optimus Prime.


-> Goldbug was once a shiftless drifter named Bumblebee. A sneak, a pickpocket, and blackmailer. When he joined Optimus Prime's brutal Autobot forces, his bravery put him on the fast track to power, and Bumblebee was quickly rebuilt as Goldbug.

* TheStarscream: To Rodimus
* VerbalTic


-> A set of {{Mad Scientist}}s who form Optimus Prime's most dangerous combiner. [[spoiler:Although they're actually {{Deep Cover Agent}}s for Alpha Trion.]] Computron used to be a genius until an attempt to grant intelligence to Grimlock went [[GoneHorriblyWrong Horribly Wrong]] and turned him into a brainless, neurotic idiot.

* CombiningMecha
* DumbMuscle

* YesMan

* LackOfEmpathy

* LeeroyJenkins

* MilesGloriosus: Sort of. Scattorshot is afraid of interpersonal interaction rather than combat, but he's still all bluff under that tough exterior.

* NeatFreak: As it applies to combat.

[[folder:[[color:purple:Human Allies]]]]

-> Currently consists mostly of the Witwicky brothers, who are SiblingsInCrime.

!!!Bruce Witwicky

-> The only one of the brothers with an actual legitimate job, as a sergeant in the military.

* [[spoiler:TheMole: Ends up betraying his army superiors to stick with his brothers and the Autobots.]]
* VillainTeamUp: With Rodimus.

!!!Buster Witwicky

* VillainTeamUp: With Rodimus.

!!!Butch Witwicky

* HumanPet: For Tailgate, in "Transhuman".
* VillainTeamUp: With Rodimus.

!!!Spike Witwicky

* VillainTeamUp: With Rodimus.


!!Other Characters

-> The Dinobots & Dinocons were created in a chain of events that amounted to an unwitting joint venture between the Decepticons and Autobots. Grimlock was initially created by Starscream, but deactivated when he proved to be too dimwitted and violent, then was stolen by Optimus Prime. He then in turn was hijacked by Wheeljack, who reverse engineered Grimlock's AI matrix and created a horde of other Dinobots in an attempt to attack Optimus Prime. When the attack failed, the Dinobots scattered and were eventually recaptured by other sides, then even later were granted [[OurSoulsAreDifferent embers]] and full life by a mysterious computer. Half the Dinobots now follow Grimlock and Optimus, while the other half are now "Dinocons" and follow Megatron, having been reprogrammed by Starscream to be a bit smarter and nicer.


-> Grimlock was created in a Decepticon lab by Megatron to be a warrior who would help the Decepticons, but Megatron ordered his deactivation after his violent tendencies emerged. He was put into storage never to be awakened again. However, when Optimus Prime heard of his creation, he stole Grimlock and reactivated him.

* AscendedExtra / CanonImmigrant: The intelligent version was initially intended solely for the April Fool's comic, but fans loved it so much it was later applied to the canon version.
* GeniusBruiser: After acquiring intelligence. If properly agitated, he can regress to his bestial state, though.
* {{Hulkspeak}}
* MythologyGag: Similar to his G1 counterpart, SG Grimlock also tends to pepper his speech with "I, Grimlock."
* VerbalTic: After gaining intelligence, tends to add "Wot?" at the end of his sentences (possibly in a ShoutOut to [[ComicBook/DeathsHead a certain Freelance Peacekeeping Agent from G1]], yes?)


-> Swoop is a joyful, friendly Dinobot who wishes to be everyone's friend.

* AffablyEvil: Swoop really really likes everybody and just wants to be your friend! He's very genuinely sorry he has orders to kidnap you or possibly kill you, as he'd really rather [[AndCallHimGeorge hug you and love you and call you George]].


-> Goryu is typical for a Dinobot in any universe. Big and dumb, he is now in custody of the heroic Decepticons.

* DumbMuscle: Like all of the Dinocons, Goryu isn't a bright bot even after Starscream's neural upgrades
* MeaningfulName: Goryu has a horn: and he really, really wants to gore you.


-> Like Goryu, Overkill used to be a typical Dinobot. And also like Goryu, was eventually captured by the Decepticons and reprogrammed by Starscream.

* DumbMuscle


-> Slugfest thinks highly of himself, but relies on his larger allies to take care of, and protect him. He seems very thankful for the neural upgrades Starscream gave him and the other Dinocons.

* DumbMuscle
* SmallNameBigEgo: Slugfest has a very high opinion of himself.

[[folder:Un-aligned Cybertronians]]

!!!Ultra Magnus

-> Former brother in-arms of Optimus, and student of the Old One. Ultra Magnus once tried to seize control of the Autobots, but was eventually beaten and exiled to Paradron.

* AxCrazy: Is he ever.
* {{BFS}}: The Terminus Blade, as in the only thing capable of operating the Omega Terminus.
* FacialHorror: Of the TearOffYourFace variety, inflicted by Optimus.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: With Treadshot. He was ''thrilled'' when he saw the latter was coming after him for a fight, and their exchanges have a vague lover-scorned subtext to them.
* TheStarscream: For Optimus.

!!!Wheelie, the Barbarian-Lord

->A wild barbarian, noted for his ruthlessness, cunning and love of rhyme. Allied with Ultra Magnus during his attempted coup.

* BreakTheBadass: Utterly crippled Sky-Lynx's self-esteem.
* TheGhost: Mentioned, but never seen.
* LargeAndInCharge: Mentioned by Sky-Lynx's profile to be pretty big. Not to mention, he's a barbarian ''lord''.
* RhymesOnADime: Implied, given Sky-Lynx's long-standing fear of rhymes. Plus, it is Wheelie.


[[folder:Nexus Prime]]

-> A mysterious [[CombiningMecha combiner]] that's a LiteralSplitPersonality, formed after his components from [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy various]] [[Franchise/TransformersClassics other]] [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech universes]] visit this one. Namely, when the four visitors meet up with their fifth member [[spoiler:Heatwave]], try to [[spoiler:resurrect the recently assassinated Megatron]] with their powers, and end up talking to [[spoiler:Primus]] instead.

* FiveManBand
* [[spoiler:AngelUnaware]]: While his components knew they had something special about them, they didn't realize at first ''how'' special.
* [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Seven Billion Years Old]]]]: He's one of the [[spoiler:[[TimeAbyss original thirteen Transformers]].]]
* UnfortunateNames: Nexus Prime was originally named "Nexus ''Maximus''", which happens to be the name of a sex toy. It was quickly changed once this was discovered... and the mistake happened because Hasbro wanted to keep a tight leash on which characters could have "Prime" in their name.


-> Originally from the ''Franchise/TransformersClassics'' universe, he's a kind, caring amnesiac with unusual healing powers.

* ActualPacifist
* TheChick: A "male" version.
* DistressedDude
* HealingHands
* TheMedic
* ThePollyanna

-> Landquake has always been an unusual Decepticon at best. While he does possess a 'Con-like pragmatic craftiness, interest in battle, and instinctive distrust of anyone other than himself and his friends, he finds the constant in-fighting and bloodthirsty selfishness of the faction wearying. He also possesses a mastery of energon that some say goes past the capabilities of the Omnicons and Terrorcons, to almost supernatural levels of power. He can shape it in any number of ways, ranging from forging weapons and shielding (even against explosions) to powering his own systems, all with a touch of his hands, or sometimes with telekinetic force alone.

* TheEeyore
* TheLancer
* PragmaticHero


-> Originally an inhabitant of the planet Velocitron in the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy'' universe, he took up the role of lone explorer after realizing he lacked the obsession with racing that his fellow planet-mates had. He spent his time charting distant star systems in his ship, until he met up with Ramjet and Landquake and discovered he had a greater destiny. An overwhelming inescapable feeling that he's linked to a mystery haunts him wherever he goes, though he quests on regardless of his unease at the things he discovers.

* TheHero
* OnlySaneMan: Seems to be the most "normal" of the group, and tends to find his whole quest, the dimensions they've been traveling through, and his fellow combiner mates, all ''really'' weird and strange.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Having been killed by Alpha Trion back in the [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech TransTech]] dimension, he's brought back to life when Nexus Prime is recreated.]]

* See his earlier entry.

* TheBigGuy
* GrandTheftMe: Kind of, in that while he doesn't steal bodies himself, he does help others steal bodies by swapping people's [[OurSoulsAreDifferent sparks]] around.


-> A Quintesson who ends up helping the Decepticons as well as [[spoiler:members of the [[TimeAbyss ancient]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality combiner]] that Heatwave is also a member of]].

* NewAgeRetroHippie
* ShoutOut: His five faces are those of Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, John Lennon, and Jerry Garcia, representing Joy, Compassion, Peace, Love, and Satisfaction
** TheSixties: A living shout out to the counterculture movement of that decade, man. Just look at his names and faces-- it's, like, far out, y'know?
** Satisfaction also resembles [[Series/TheMuppetShow Dr. Teeth]].

!!!R. J. Blackrock

-> The human CEO of a major Earth oil company, who ends up employing Sephie in his R&D department.

* [[spoiler:CorruptCorporateExecutive]]
* [[spoiler:PlayingBothSides]]


-> The Autobots' evil female sentient computer.

* CombatTentacles