Characters / Beast Machines

Check the Beast Wars character sheet for the returning cast.

Maximals

Nightscream

Voiced By: Alessandro Juliani
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His power.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Nightscream can shoot his fangs at an enemy and drain the energy from them via a connecting cable.
  • Sole Survivor: As far as the Maximals know, anyway. Nightscream is the only one they find, but then they never really leave Cybertropolis.

Savage/Noble

  • A Boy and His X: After Megatron's spark exits him and he loses sentience, he has this relationship with Nightscream.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Noble is benign to a fault and Savage is uncontrollable. 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.
  • Mix And Match Creature: of a dragon and a wolf.
  • Noble Wolf: Fittingly enough, the wolf aspect calls itself "noble" and is a pretty Nice Guy.
  • Redemption Demotion: A very strange case. After Megatron's spark takes over the Grand Mal his Noble/Savage body continues to live on with only a primitive animal intelligence.

Botanica

Voiced By: Kathleen Barr

Vehicons

Thrust

  • And I Must Scream: Subverted. 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, citing his "the brooding loner bit."
  • Badass Biker: Well, bike, anyway.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Certainly brainwashed, though he was always crazy. Turns out Thrust was created from Waspinator's spark.
  • Butt Monkey: For a while mid second season, it seemed as if Thrust resumed Waspinator's old role, being bashed by everyone. 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.
  • That Man Is Dead: Actually, he's the only one of the original three not to bother with this trope at all.
  • Undying Loyalty: 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, especially Jetstorm/Silverbolt.

Jetstorm

Voiced By: Brian Drummond/ Scott McNeil (after reformat)
  • And I Must Scream: As Silverbolt, he indicates that he was aware of what Jetstorm was doing as well.
  • The Atoner: After returning to being Silverbolt he tries to make up for what he did as Jetstorm.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even by Transformers villain standards, Jetstorm is completely out of his mind.
  • Battle Couple: With Blackarachnia.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Jetstorm was created by implanting Silverbolt's spark into a Vehicron body.
  • That Man Is Dead: Jetstorm is actually just a shell program created by Megatron, so he "dies" when Blackarachnia reformats him into Silverbolt.
    • Conversely, after finding out the truth, Jetstorm was emphatic that "Silverbolt had left the building!"
    • In the finale, it appears Silverbolt is back to his pre-Jetstorm self.

Tankor

Voiced By: Paul Dobson/ Richard Newman after The Reveal
  • And I Must Scream: Rhinox says that he was trapped inside Tankor, fully aware of what was going on, but unable to reach the surface and communicate.
    Rhinox: Trapped! Abandoned!
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Subverted, he was always on the evil side.

Obsidian & Strika

Voiced By: Paul Dobson (Obsidian), Patricia Drake (Strika)
  • Affirmative Action Girl: 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.
  • Anti-Villain: They don't care about Megatron or the Maximals. They serve Cybertron, and since Megatron essentially is Cybertron, they serve him. Anything else is details.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: Strika. She's even named after a real life example, the Stryker.
  • Badass Bookworm: Obsidian.
  • Brains and Brawn: 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.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Both of them.
  • Future Copter: Obsidian's basically a futuristic version of the V-22 Osprey.
  • Genius Bruiser: Strika.
  • Hero Killer: Both of them.
  • Hulk Speak: In their Establishing Character Moment, they use this to trick the Maximals.
  • My Country, 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?
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: How they lure Primal's team into a trap during their first appearance.
  • Pet the Dog: 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 
  • The Strategist: They were two of the most brilliant Maximal/Autobot generals in the history of Cybertron.

Diagnostic Drone

Voice By: Christopher Gaze, and Paul Dobson

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

  • Brainwashed: Is reprogrammed by Tankor to serve him in his vendetta against Megatron.
  • Cyber Cyclops: His eye is actually the middle one, not the two lights on the side of the "face".
  • Demonic Possession: Killed by the energy storm started by Tankor, his body comes to house Megatron's wayward spark.
    Megatron: I live! I live! I—...what kind of puny body is this?!
  • Flight: Floats around.
  • Evil Brit: Despite being Cybertronian.
  • Non-Action Guy: As he has no offensive capabilities, and could probably be taken down in one shot.
  • The Soulless: Despite his intelligence and personality, it's explicitly stated that he has no spark.


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