This character sheet is for listing the tropes related to Decepticons in the various ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' continuities.

For the character sheet listing tropes related to the Autobots, see Characters/TransformersGeneration1Autobots. For the listing of tropes related to everyone else, see the main Characters/TransformersGeneration1 character sheet.


[[folder:Nemesis Decepticon crew]]

!!!Function: Leader
-->"Peace through tyranny."

The original leader of the Decepticons and one of the most powerful Transformers in existence.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Creator/SeizoKato (JP)
* {{Antimatter}}: He can use this by interdimensionally linking up to a black hole. He rarely uses it though, since it's, y'know, '''[[AwesomeButImpractical antimatter]]'''.
* ArmCannon: Provides the page image for the arm-mounted type.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: If him taking on Devastator, Astrotrain, Blitzwing and Starscream for Decepticon leadership and '''winning''' in "Triple Takeover" is anything to go by.
* {{Badass}}: Pretty much the main qualification one needs to be Decepticon leader.
* {{BFG}}: He not only had one, but turns into one. In addition, the barrel of his gun mode appears on his back and can seemingly flip under his right arm (which is how the toy is meant to be transformed) and be fired.
** Usually wielded by Starscream or Soundwave when Megatron turns into one, twice he let Optimus Prime use him (once to launch [[MadScientist Dr. Arkeville's]] Exponential Generator into space before it could turn Earth into energy, once to shoot antidotes into the Insecticons before they could explode and kill everyone in Iron Mountain.)
* BigBad: Is only ''not'' this when [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]] is about.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. It's his recorded message on the Voyager's Golden Disk, which hundreds of years later ends up being stolen by a Predacon named after him, that ends up kickstarting the whole conflict on prehistoric Earth.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: Soundwave, once Megatron's most loyal servant, considers Megatron this after his HeelFaceTurn in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]'' as he sees it as him going against his own ideals.]]
* CoolSword: Has a [[StarWars lightsaber-esque]] sword in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Some versions of the original figure (mostly Japan exclusive ones) give him a silver sword too.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: 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. [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work, however]], instead leading to LaserGuidedAmnesia.]]
* EmperorScientist: This guy ''invented'' (or at least [[{{Retcon}} rediscovered]]) transformation in the Marvel Comics, and turned human cars into fully transformable robots to create the Stunticons.
* EpicFlail: Has a purple energon mace.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Creator/FrankWelker gave Megatron a fairly raspy voice. A few obscure audiobooks made him even raspier.
* EvilLaugh: The sheer ''creepiness'' of [[ Megatron's Evil Laugh]] in the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 original animated series]] is in and of itself NightmareFuel.
* EvilOverlord
* AFatherToHisMen: Believe it or not, albeit a gruff and angry one. Has worked with Optimus Prime on numerous occasions to protect his warriors.
--> "I do this only for the welfare of my Decepticons. It grieves me that you should profit from it."
* {{Flight}}: Most media depict him as able to do this, despite not transforming into any form of aircraft.
* GeneralFailure: Megatron has made some... questionable... decisions during the war. Such as an overly-complex scheme involving [[HumongousMecha Bruticus]] firing at the moon causing it to shift Earth's tides to make a tidal wave that would flood a single dam causing a massive power surge... when, as an earlier episode proved, Rumble was all he needed. Even Starscream would tell Megatron when a plan was bound to fail, [[CassandraTruth but he would hear nothing to do with failure]]. He was [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness more competent]] in the FiveEpisodePilot, though.
* GeniusBruiser: Has an Intelligence score of 10 out of 10.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever he is VERY happy, making the accompanying EvilLaugh all the more creepy.
* GoodGunsBadGuns: The Walther P38 (which is his alt-mode) is a Nazi handgun. Coincidence? Probably, as his specific design was based on the gun used by [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE the heroic spy agency U.N.C.L.E.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]' Megatron has a true change of heart and becomes an Autobot.]]
* LargeHam: Courtesy of the legendary Creator/FrankWelker.
* LaserBlade: Has one in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the Marvel Comics, when [[spoiler: his suicide attempt failed]], he was transported to the Dead End region of Cybertron and wandered around as an Empty. He got better when he saved Blackjack from a group of Autobots.
** He also experienced this in the UK Comics after Straxus attempted a botched GrandTheftMe on him, and Ratbat sending him back to Earth expelled Straxus's mind from him.
* MultipleChoicePast: He is often depicted as being a gladiator (sometimes a miner beforehand) before he created the Decepticon faction. However, the original cartoon and [[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor Wings of Honor]] claim he was created for conquest by the Constructicons. Also different is how much of a WellIntentionedExtremist he is or if he just wants raw power.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Despite being an infamous GeneralFailure, Megatron could still prove to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy and formidable, losing to the Autobots by an inch (eg. he instantly reversed around Mirage's attempt to turn them and the Insecticons against each other and also managed to steal or outmatch some of Wheeljack's gadgets such as the Immobilizer and the Dominator Disc).
* OneManArmy: Megatron is frequently portrayed as unstoppable against Autobots on the battlefield. Barely a handful of Transformers (Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Shockwave) have been able to go up against him and live to tell the tale.
** "Triple Takeover" showed he even took on Starscream, Devastator, Blitzwing AND Astrotrain to come out the undisputed Decepticon Leader after a coup d'etat attempt.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Megatron is pretty territorial about who ends up offing Optimus Prime.
** Deconstructed in the comics; Megatron may obsess over killing Optimus Prime but he has often left the killing up to subordinates so that he can focus his energies on Ratchet, who Megatron respected after Ratchet single-handedly beat him.
* [[spoiler:ReformedButRejected: Very few Autobots were willing to accept IDW Megatron after his becoming an Autobot. The crew of the Lost Light ignore him at best and insult him at worst.]]
* SizeShifter: His iconic Walter P38 form, which can be held by Decepticons or normal humans.
* TankGoodness: Sometimes transforms into a tank instead of a Walter P38 pistol (mostly because changes in US law prohibit [[MerchandiseDriven the sale of firearm replicas in toy stores]]).
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Part of Optimus' BatmanGambit was for Megatron to get fired up enough to defeat the usurpers for the title of Decepticon Leader in "Triple Takeover."
* VillainousFriendship: Type 1 with his loyal left-hand-man Soundwave, who along with the Casseticons are the ''only'' sentients that he has shown to be fond of. Though ironically, it didn't keep Soundwave from letting Starscream expel Megatron into outer space in the movie.
** He's obviously trusts and even respects Shockwave. We just don't see it as much since Shockwave never leaves Cybertron.
* WorthyOpponent: His rivalry with Optimus Prime transcends petty hatred into a deep respect and understanding: So much so that whenever they fight side by side for a common goal, they are unstoppable.
** More so with Ratchet in the comics; Megatron doesn't like Prime in the comics but he's AffablyEvil to Ratchet during their fights and will tell Ratchet that he respects him, something he'll never do to Prime.

!!!Function: Air Commander
-->"Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies."

Megatron's infamously treacherous lieutenant. He was once a peaceful scientist and explorer before he was swayed by the allure of power and joined the Decepticons.

->Voiced by: Chris Latta (US), Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (JP)
* AwesomeMcCoolname: A human character in the comics even commented on how cool his name is.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: He can live on after death as a "ghost" thanks to having a mutant spark that is indestructible. In the episode "Ghost in the Machine", Unicron gave him his body back. The Marvel Comics continuity also had him brought back as a Pretender.]]
* BigBadWannabe: On the few times he takes control, he just can't cut it - he's not ''completely'' incompetent at leadership, but he's nowhere near as cruel or dangerous as Megatron.
* CassandraTruth: Starscream often knows when a plan of Megatron's is not going to end well, but Megatron never takes his advice.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* CoolPlane: His F-15 form.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]TookALevelInBadass: Somehow, in TheMovie, out of all Decepticons in the big huge brawl, ''Starscream'' outlasts everybody else. Also, though it may not be canon, in ''Robot Master'' he was able to hold his own against [[MasterSwordsman Star Saber]].
** In the TV Episode, "Starscream's Brigade", Megatron actually kicks Starscream out - So he revives a combiner team known as the Combaticons who can form "Bruticus" and leads them to victory and overthrows Megatron, and becomes the leader of the entire Decepticon army. Megatron would have been destroyed had the Stunticons not pulled a BigDamnHeroes moment and save him.
** Then there was that time in the Marvel comics where [[spoiler: he absorbed the Underbase and killed off many, MANY Transformers, Autobot and Decepticon alike]].
** From the comics: After [[spoiler: being destroyed]] at the end of the Underbase saga, he was [[spoiler: revived as a Pretender by a NotQuiteDead Megatron]], {{brainwashed}}, and almost defeated Optimus Prime and ''all of the Decepticons on Earth''. But Ratchet had actually turned him into a reverse ManchurianAgent, hiding his ''true'' personality deep within his neural circuitry. Hot Rod shoots Starscream during the fight, and he immediately panics and begs mercy to Scorponok.
** In the season 2 episode "A Prime Problem", Megatron made a clone of Starscream fight [[spoiler: a clone of]] Optimus. The real Starscream was running the clone on remote, and even the Autobots remarked how good a fight he was putting up that day.
** In the 1986 movie Starscream killed Brawn with a single shot from Megatron in gun mode, and killed Ratchet and severely wounded Ironhide as well. Later on he started, and won, a brawl inside Astrotrain on their way back to Cyberton with all the other Decepticons. He's not seen during the brawl but him being crowned leader is proof that he won.
*** WordOfGod is that Starscream "won" by hiding in a corner the whole fight and shooting the exhausted winner in the back.
* DirtyCoward: He wouldn't shoot Megatron in the face if you held a gun to ''his.''
* TheDragon: Megatron's most iconic lieutenant.
** CoDragons: Alongside Soundwave and Shockwave.
* DemonicPossession: If his body is destroyed, his Spark can wander about and take over other Transformers, ordinary machines, or even cyborgs.
* EvilGenius: On occasion he will make use of his former scientist side, like when he constructed an electric generator to recharge the Decepticons, made gunpower to compensate for running out of regular ammo in "A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court", and his creation of the Combaticons in some continuities.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Learnt this in the Marvel comics. [[spoiler: While the Underbase isn't ''evil'', Starscream ended up being destroyed by the sheer power he had absorbed from it.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted; Starscream has the screechiest voice among the Decepticons. When his voice ''does'' drop though, he's much more sinister and/or serious.
* FanNickname: Screamer.
** Also an InSeriesNickname.
* FatalFlaw: It's not [[GreenEyedMonster greed]] or [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] (even though he has plenty of both) but {{pride}}.
* FaustianRebellion: Bargained with Unicron for a new body in "Ghost in the Machine", then successfully betrayed him.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Few of his fellow Decepticons could stand being around him, especially when he tries to betray Megatron.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JokerImmunity
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For all his flaws, Starscream is a dangerous combatant, with plenty of Autobots under his belt. This is the only reason Megatron keeps him around.
* OneHitKill: His Null Ray shuts down nearly anything that runs on electricity, meaning he can defeat several Transformers with one clean hit. However, organic beings and powerful Transformers like Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Starscream himself will only get knocked backwards by the Null Ray.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Starscream possesses a mutant spark that is indestructible - allowing him to survive death as a "ghost".
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Humbly deferred to and took orders from Astrotrain in "The God Gambit" [[note]]Interestingly, Astrotrain is ''also'' out-of-character in the episode, acting more like Megatron than his canon personality. This implies Megatron was originally supposed to have Astrotrain's role, but Sunbow changed it in order to promote the new toy.[[/note]]
* PaintItBlack: When his Spark possesses someone, their appearance may change to reflect him. This includes Atari Hitotonari's uniform turning black and [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Waspinator's]] Predacon emblem turning into the Decepticon emblem.
* PaletteSwap: With his Seekers (Thundercracker, Skywarp, Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust).
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Some of Starscream's recent characterizations have this.
* ReliableTraitor: Again, Megatron keeps him around because he is the second strongest Decepticon, able to fight Optimus Prime head-on when he stops acting cowardly.
* SmugSnake: Starscream believes himself to be smarter, deadlier, and handsomer than the rest of the Decepticons. He has frequently been portrayed as more interested in being Decepticon leader for the sake of the title than defeating the Autobots. Unsurprisingly, most of the Decepticons hate him.
* TerribleTrio: Part of the Seeker trio with Skywarp and Thundercracker. He also forms one with Megatron and Soundwave.
* TheStarscream: [[TropeNamer Goes without saying...]]
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: After getting destroyed the first time, he can barely keep a host or rebuilt body for a short time before getting blown up again.

!!!Function: Communications
-->"Cries and screams are music to my ears."

The Decepticon leader's right-hand bot, CommunicationsOfficer, spy wrangler, etc. He stores the Casseticons, several smaller robots that transform into cassette tapes, in his chest.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Issei Masamune (JP)
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He enjoys music, even calling the alien music from "Carnage in C-Minor" heaven.
* AllThereInTheManual[=/=]AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Soundwave's bio depicts him a telepathic robot who keeps notes on all of his fellow Decepticons for blackmail and that everyone hates him for this. This is quite the opposite of his comic and cartoon portrayal (though the blackmail element ended up finally showing up during "Earthforce").
* BackFromTheDead: As Soundblaster in ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters The Headmasters]]''.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He's going to dig up any dirt you have on you and use it. Chiefly used in Marvel comics.
* CatchPhrase: "[Casseticon], eject! Operation: [action]!"
* CommunicationsOfficer
* CreepyMonotone[=/=]MachineMonotone
* DependingOnTheArtist: In the Marvel comic, Jose Delbo would draw Soundwave with an actual face and as purple. Previous and later artists would depict him with his more well-known faceplate.
** The purple coloration came from series colorist Nelson Yomtov, who evidently based it on an early animation model. Sarra Mossoff used the same coloring in the ''Generation 2'' series, evidently for consistency. In the UK comics, though, he was consistently colored blue.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Soundwave is usually Megatron's most loyal supporter, however certain sources, like Marvel UK, had him as an unscrupulous conman in it only for himself. His use of Blackmail varies from continuity as well. In the IDW comics he's usually a complete loyalist, however sometimes he's written as an opportunist. His speech patterns also tend to vary, from normal to stilted and robotic.
* TheDragon: Always Megatron's most faithful and competent subordinate.
** And every time a new BigBad surfaces in the comics, Soundwave keeps his Dragon status.
*** And when Megatron returns to BigBad status, Soundwave moves right back in. Decepticon leaders come and go, but Soundwave is the one constant.
** CoDragons: Usually with Starscream and/or Shockwave.
* DroneDeployer
* EvilLaugh: Very rare, and thus unsettling when he does it.
* GaleForceSound
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: According to his toy bio.
* LoyalToThePosition: Of Decepticon leader.
* MakeMeWannaShout: OK, so he doesn't do it by actually ''shouting'', but he does possess sonic powers.
* NoMouth: Mostly, see DependingOnTheArtist.
* NotSoStoic: See ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and EvilLaugh. Also in ''Child's Play'', he tried to ''play baseball'' with Skywarp.
* OperationBlank: Soundwave would seem to use this trope, except his speech patterns meant he was simply issuing orders to his Casseticons.
* OutOfCharacterMoment:
** Not lifting a finger to save Megatron when Starscream had him ThrownOutTheAirlock in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Especially after he just risked his neck to save Megatron in the first place.
** Shrewdly avoided in "The Burden Hardest To Bear". In an episode that involves every single Decepticon (bar the equally loyal Cyclonus) abandoning Galvatron for a powered up Scourge, Soundwave is conveniently [[AbsenteeActor absent]].
* PaintItBlack: As Soundblaster.
* RoboSpeak
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Believe it or not.
* SizeShifter: Transforms into a microcassette player.
* TheSpymaster: He sends his little minions out to spy on the Autobots...and his fellow Decepticons.
* TactfulTranslation: In "Atlantis, Arise!" Soundwave translates what Nergal ''really'' said to his troops--instead of taking Wheeljack to the dungeons as Nergal told Megatron, he's to be taken to the labs to develop weapons against both Autobot AND Decepticon alike.
* {{Telepathy}}: His often forgotten power.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron. In the original screenplay its shown that he opposed Starscream's decision to throw the mortally-wounded Megatron off Astrotrain, and fought for Decepticon leadership just so he can force Astrotrain to go back for him. This was [[ExecutiveMeddling unfortunately cut to "save screentime."]]
* VillainousFriendship: Type I with Megatron, whom he loves like a brother. There is a reason why Megatron begged for ''his'' help when mortally-wounded, as he is the only ''being'', much less Decepticon, he could trust. Thankfully, this love is fully returned even when his leader became Galvatron, as in ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters The Headmasters]]'' he brought him back to life as Soundblaster after he died fighting Blaster.
** Some continuities also have him have a Type I friendship with his cassettes, most prominently his backstory in the IDW comics.
* YesMan: To Megatron, but an unquestionably cool example.

!!!Function: Spy
-->"My bite is worse than my bark."

Casseticon spy for Soundwave; was packaged with him but was rarely used in media tie-ins. According to his bio, he is a crazy "artist" who's "art" is killing people and playing with their dead corpses.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US/JP)
* BreakTheHaughty: His ego is not the hardest thing in the world to break.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: His appearances in the cartoon weren't frequent to begin with (see below for why), but Season 3 forgot all about him.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Can he speak English, or just squawk and caw?
* ExiledFromContinuity: Hasbro had it stated in their various series bibles that Buzzsaw was to be used rarely if ever; the logic being that they were more concerned with [[MerchandiseDriven promoting Laserbeak, since Buzzsaw came with Soundwave and as such, did not need to be shilled]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's civil and sophisticated, but also cruel and destructive.
* FeatheredFiend: Even though he doesn't have any feathers.
* {{Improv}}: He isn't good at it.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel Comics, thanks to an Underbase-powered Starscream.]]
* MadArtist
* PaletteSwap: Of Laserbeak.
* PirateParrot: In the Marvel Comics, he was this for Shockwave when he was Decepticon leader.
* SizeShifter: Goes from a normal sized bird to a microcassette (or a regular cassette in the cartoon).
* SmallNameBigEgo: To the point where he'll sulk if things don't go his way.
* StationaryWings
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Taken to ridiculous levels when in the Marvel Comics he takes down ''[[HumongousMecha Omega Supreme]]''.
* TheUnintelligible: [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes]].

!!!Function: Interrogation
-->"The only point I like in Autobots: Melting point."

One of the Decepticons' premier spies and one of the Casseticons.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US/JP)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Survived the Great Toy Purge that was ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', but, save for a brief cameo in "Webworld," never appeared again, his spot in the cartoon and toyline taken by fellow Mini-Cassette Ratbat.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In the cartoon, he makes squawks. Other media have him speaking English.
* DirtyCoward: The main reason for his tactic of quickly attacking and quickly disappearing.
** InformedFlaw: His tech specs tell he's one, but he hasn't shown any cowardly tendencies.
*** He does show hesitation after he's ordered in ''Divide and Conquer'' to spy on the Autobots, specifically to report on a severely wounded Optimus Prime's condition. He does end up doing it though.
-->Skywarp: "I think Laserbeak's chicken!"
-->Megatron: "He will have more to fear if he refuses to obey me!"
* FeatheredFiend: Just without the actual feathers.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Marvel comics, due to an Underbase-powered Starscream.]]
* MutilationInterrogation: Is described as using his lasers to carve into prisoners until he gets what he wants to know.
* PirateParrot: He sits on the shoulder of Soundwave or anyone who is the Decepticon leader at that time. Most noticeable in the comics. A joke in the tfwiki tells "Autobots pass the Matrix, Decepticons pass the Laserbeak".
** This is usually due to his cowardice - should the helm change, his loyalty to the previous leader will almost instantly disappear.
* PowerCrystal: His tech specs say his lasers are powered by ruby crystals. Running short of them can be enough to panic his systems into shutdown.
* ProfessionalKiller: He is often used as an assassin.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Primarily red and black.
* SizeShifter: Goes from a normal sized bird to a microcassette (or a regular cassette in the cartoon).
* StationaryWings
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Some episodes he's easily defeated. In "A Prime Problem", he effortlessly manhandles Optimus Prime and Starscream.
* TheUnintelligible: Speaks with bird noises in the cartoon.

!!!Function: Saboteur
-->"Today's Autobots are tomorrow's scrap metal."

The Decepticons' spy and saboteur. One of the Casseticons. [[spoiler: Later reformatted into a Predacon in ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars]]''. For information on his appearance there, see [[Characters/BeastWars that show's character page]].]]

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki & Creator/FrankWelker (JP)
* BlindedByTheLight: Ravage doesn't take too kindly to bright light.
* CatsAreMean: Oh yes.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Sometimes he speaks perfect English. Sometimes he's TheUnintelligible.
* IWorkAlone: His tech specs say he operates best alone.
* PantheraAwesome: His robot mode is panther-like.
* SizeShifter: Goes from being a normal sized jaguar to a microcassette (or a regular cassette in the cartoon).
* StealthExpert: He has an electromagnetic emission shield, walks without making a single sound and disappears in low light/shadow.
* TheStrategist: He's good at concucting newer, deadlier strategies.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: He can fight evenly with Autobots or be knocked away by humans.
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInBadass: Gets reformatted into a Predacon in ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars]]''.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron. In fact, Ravage was his first recruit in the Marvel Comics.
* TheUnintelligible: In the US Comic and cartoon; in the UK comic, he's a chatty kitty (which is a major plot point in the Time Wars story).
** He spoke only once in the cartoon, in "More Than Meets The Eye Part 3".
-->'''Ravage:''' The rocket base is one hundred and forty kilometers due west of the Autobot camp.
** [[spoiler: Averted when he becomes a Predacon in ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars]]''.]]

!!Rumble and Frenzy
!!!Function: Demolitions (Rumble), Warrior (Frenzy)
-->'''Rumble:''' "Destroy what's below and what's above will follow."
-->'''Frenzy:''' "Sow panic and surrender will bloom."

A pair of robotic twins who are adept at destroying things. Two of the Casseticons.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US)
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: The cartoon made them sound like street punks with a bit of New Jersey thrown in.
* BattleCry: Frenzy uses his sonic powers as one.
* BrownNote: Frenzy's sonic screeches.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Rumble is red/black and Frenzy is blue, [[ or it is backwards?]] At one point, due to a limited palette, they were ''both'' blue in the Marvel comics. And at one point in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', they were both red/black!
** It should be noted that the production bible for the cartoon specifies Rumble as a "red robot", as does a FreezeFrameBonus in "Heavy Metal War" when Teletraan 1 shows some specs of Decepticons, indicating an error happened somewhere in production.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Rumble can create earthquakes and Frenzy has sonic screeches. Or can both create earthquakes?
* DubNameChange: In the Japanese dub of the cartoon, Rumble became Frenzy and Frenzy became Rumble.
* EarthquakesCauseFissures: Rumble's earthquakes sometimes make fissures.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: At least four unnamed look-alikes of Rumble and Frenzy turn up in ''More than Meets the Eye, Part 2''. No explanation is given and they were never re-used.
* LoudOfWar: Frenzy's sonic abilities.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Frenzy.
* MeaningfulName: Rumble makes earthquakes.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Rumble. Unless it's Frenzy.
* SingleMindedTwins: They both are punks with a knack for destruction.
* SizeShifter: They are normally no taller than Soundwave's hips. They transform into microcassettes.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

!!!Function: Reconnaissance
-->"See and you can know, know and you can destroy."

Either one robot with three bodies or three single robots named (respective to the pictures on the left) Viewfinder, Spyglass and Spectro. He/they combine into a camera.

->Voiced by: Chris Latta (US), Yoku Shioya & Creator/KeiichiNanba (JP)
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Is said to watch his fellow Decepticons and learn their secrets. He's impressed by his ability at this.
* BlameGame: Spectro blames others when something goes wrong.
* BlindedByTheLight: He can generate a bright flash to blind his enemies.
* CombiningMecha: Of a sort - instead of three robots becoming one large one, they combine into a single small camera.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Reflector is either a Transformer with three bodies in robot mode (who might really be one guy who can clone himself) or just three independent Transformers who combine into an altmode.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the Marvel comics, Reflector's sole appearance consisted of a single panel showing Spectro, Viewfinder and Spyglass among several poisoned Decepticons.
* ExiledFromContinuity: Rarely if ever featured after season one, he was only used in season one of the cartoon to boost the Decepticon ranks. He was banned from usage in the comics and from the cartoon once the second wave of Transformers started showing up on the show.
** This is because [[MerchandiseDriven his toy wasn't sold at retail - instead being given away as a mail-in order in 1986]]. Interestingly, the episode "Heavy Metal War" had Teletraan I show various Decepticons with their toy's respective product number - Reflector included. [[ He was planned for retail at one point, but was deemed to be "too boring" in both modes for it to be successful there]].
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: The cartoon depicted Reflector as three identical robots (with one having a lens aperture in his chest) that slightly resembled Viewfinder, all of which were simply named "Reflector", rather than the toy's individualy named and designed robots.
** In addition, several Reflectors appeared in various crowd scenes in early episodes. They may or may not be the result of Reflector possessing the ability to [[SelfDuplication produce copies of himself]].
* TheLeader: Viewfinder.
** LeaderFormsTheHead: Well, not a ''head'', but he forms the lens in camera mode.
* MesACrowd: Several Reflector-esque Decepticons appear in crowd scenes in "More than Meets the Eye Part 2", as well as a few generics in certain episodes (such as "Divide And Conquer"). May be Justified as a [[SelfDuplication cloning ability]].
* NeverMyFault: Spectro.
* SizeShifter: The miniature 'Cons whom form a camera that can be held by robots.
* SelfDuplication: He/they might have this ability - it's hinted at in some cartoon scripts, but never really addressed in the actual cartoon. One scene in "Divide And Conquer" did show Reflector's three robots run into each other and collide into one.
* SmugSnake: Viewfinder. This comes back to bite him as he is incapable of recognising his own flaws.
* SpeakInUnison: He/they did this in the cartoon.
* TerribleTrio: He's made up of one.

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"Strike when the enemy isn't looking."

A Decepticon flier who can teleport. Colored black and/or purple.

->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (US), Creator/MasashiEbara (JP)
* BigBad: Of the Bumblebee miniseries in the IDW comics. He tried to gather up all sorts of weapons for Megatron's return, and gained a device to disable the Earth Autobots.
* CoolPlane: An F-15 Eagle, to be exact.
* DumbMuscle: Easily one of the stupidest Decepticons. The only time Skywarp actually becomes a credible opponent for the Autobots is when a more intelligent Decepticon, like Megatron or Starscream, is present to supervise his teleportational shenanigans.
** However, a guff-up led to Skywarp's tech spec numbers being switched with Starscream's, thus making his stupidity sound like an InformedFlaw.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Four unnamed Seekers in variations of Skywarp's colors turn up in ''More than Meets the Eye, Part 2''.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: A powered up Starscream bumps him off in the Marvel comics. To a lesser extent, he's this in the cartoon, as despite being reformatted as Cyclonus ([[DependingOnTheWriter or not]]), Cyclonus shows little to no acknowledgement towards ever being Skywarp, so he effectively ceases to be.]]
** [[spoiler: It's actually a matter of debate of whether Skywarp became Cyclonus or a Sweep, due to an animation error involving Skywarp and the Insecticon Bombshell.]]
* PaletteSwap: Like Thundercracker, he's one for Starscream. Personality-wise, however, the three Seekers are drastically different.
* ThePrankster: Prefers to use his teleportation powers for this.
* SpannerInTheWorks: During "Dark Cybertron", Skywarp loses control of his teleportation due to an injury he sustained from Arcee. This ultimately proved fortunate as once Metalhawk and Waspinator discover [[BigBad Shockwave's]] plans, he luckily appeared long enough to teleport the two (and knowledge of what they had seen) back to the city.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The ''only'' Decepticon with the built-in ability to teleport. While one might think this would make Skywarp a crafty and dangerous adversary, in truth the Seeker is far too dimwitted to employ his unique talents for anything more than pulling childish pranks, [[MemeticMutation like pushing his comrades down a flight of stairs.]]
* TerribleTrio: A Seeker alongside Starscream and Thundercracker.
* VillainTeleportation: Subverted in that it's only really effective when someone like Megatron or Starscream tells him how to use it.
* UndyingLoyalty: The first thing he does upon being revived in the pilot is ensure Megatron is the next Decepticon who gets revived. [[spoiler:Later, in TheMovie, he becomes Galvatron's unswervingly loyal and dedicated [[TheDragon Dragon]] Cyclonus]].

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"The deadliest weapon is terror."

A Decepticon flier who has doubts over the Deception cause. Colored blue.

->Voiced by: Creator/JohnStephenson & Wally Burr (EN), Yuu Shimaka (JP)
* AntiVillain: He's uncertain he really believes in Megatron's cause. Or in the attacking and killing of humans.
* CoolPlane: Just like his fellow Seekers, it's an F-15 Eagle.
* HalfheartedHenchman: In the episode "Fire on the Mountain", Thundercracker is frustrated with Starscream over a previous argument. During the main battle, Thundercracker has a chance of shooting down Skyfire and completing the mission. He hesitates, considering that Starscream would get the credit of a successful mission. And that he has no reasons to want that. He then contemplates that the failed mission could be blamed on his hated superior officer. At that point Screamer himself takes action and Thundercracker loses his chance to undermine him.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Six unnamed seekers in variations of Thundercracker's colors turn up in ''More than Meets the Eye, Part 2''.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Yet another victim of the Underbase powered Starscream in the Marvel comics. This also more or less applies for the cartoon, as Scourge (who Unicron reformats Thundercracker into) doesn't seem to acknowledge him being anyone other than Scourge, thus Thundercracker effectively stops existing.]]
* LoudOfWar: His sonic boom could collapse structures and blow up enemy jets.
* NobleDemon: Has traits of this, especially in the IDW 'verse where he doesn't find joy in human slaughter unlike his allies.
* PaletteSwap: For Starscream.
* [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil Peer Pressure Keeps You Evil]]: The only reason Thundercracker is still a Decepticon is because Starscream and the others have to repeatedly convince him he's where he belongs.
* StraightMan: Sometimes, like in "Countdown to Extinction", after Megatron and Starscream go missing, he's the one trying to get everyone to focus on fixing their base, and has to intervene when Skywarp gets into a fight with Rumble and Frenzy. Humorously Soundwave showed signs of TheStarscream by insulting Thundercracker's tentative command.
* TerribleTrio: With Starscream and Skywarp as the Seekers.


[[folder:1984/85 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: Military Operations Commander
-->"Clarity of thought before rashness of action."

A Decepticon as cold and logical as you could expect from a machine.

->Voiced by: Creator/CoreyBurton (US), Yuu Shimaka (JP)
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: Shockwave's plan in "Dark Cybertron" amounts to "ascend to godhood".]]
* ArmCannon
* ArchEnemy: With the Dinobots (although he doesn't care).
* {{Badass}}: He doesn't fight often, but when he does, RUN.
* {{BFG}}: Also an aversion of SizeShifter -- he doesn't change size in his gun altmode, so he becomes a robot-sized gun.
* BigBad: In comics only, but he shows he's a much better Decepticon leader than Megatron. Recently, he's the one for ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]''.
* TheBlank: His face consists of ''nothing'' beyond his eye.
* CyberCyclops
* TheDragon: Megatron's controller on Cybertron while he's away.
** DragonAscendant: In the Marvel Comics, having [[spoiler:driven Megatron "[[SubvertedTrope to]] [[NotQuiteDead suicide]]"]].
** CoDragons: Usually with Soundwave.
* [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: By the end of "Dark Cybertron", Shockwave's emotions and morality return, and, horrified by what he has become, allows Optimus Prime and Megatron to kill him.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Shows up in the first episode of the cartoon.
* EvilBrit: Well, he was meant to sound similar to Creator/DavidWarner of ''Film/{{Tron}}'' according to Corey Burton, Shockwave's VA.
** Ironically, ''Corey himself'' would voice Sark in the KingdomHearts video games.
* TheEvilGenius: Guess who designed the space bridge system?
* ExactWords: Prior to Megatron leaving Cybertron in his care to purse the Ark, Shockwave swore that when he should return, Cybertron will be as he had left it. Four million years later, Cybertron remained essentially unchanged, with no technological advancements made.
* GeniusBruiser: Can take on all the Dinobots and win with ease.
* ItsPersonal: Subverted in the IDW comics. When he gets stuck in stasis for several million years, he's woken up and put on an ExplosiveLeash by the humans to stop all other Transformers. He attacks Grimlock out of revenge, and even fights his way through Scorponok to get it, but he spares Scorponok because he has no real reason to fight him. When he finally gets to Grimlock, they brawl, until Shockwave gives up the fight (when he gets the upper hand), because it was all just a distraction to have Soundwave deactivate the leash. He says he has no real quarrel with Grimlock and that he doesn't care about the stasis thing. Grimlock chooses to blow them both up with a grenade instead of letting him walk away.
* [[spoiler:MonsterSobStory]]: IDW comics (see below).
* NothingPersonal: Shockwave's actions are never personal, just logical to their best outcome. When The Dinobots attack him out of a personal grudge, he struggles to comprehend why they would follow him so far through space, and waste so many resources over wounded pride.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Shadowplay punishment inflicted on him millions of years prior to "Dark Cybertron" is broken as his old, emotional persona returns. However, the only way the universe can be saved from his actions is to destroy him (as the chronal drive is inextricably bound to him and therefore cannot be detatched.]]
* TheSpock: Claims that logic is the only master he serves.
* TheStarscream: In some continuities, he's this. However, he's FAR more competent a leader than Starscream, and to some extent Megatron himself.
* TheStoic: [[spoiler:Though the IDW comics show that originally, he was the complete ''opposite'' of a stoic.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: In the IDW continuity. Originally one of the only decent Senators in a corrupt government, Shockwave was an outspoken, emotional, friendly guy. Then he was subjected by Sentinel Prime and Protus to "Shadowplay", where his emotions were forcefully removed, turning him into an emotionless husk. Making things even worse, he had his face and hands taken away and replaced with a blank mask and claws for no reason other than spite. This had the side effect of freeing him from morality, allowing him to choose the most logical path to saving Cybertron... culminating in his AGodAmI plan that would be activated in "Dark Cybertron".]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Megatron in the cartoon.
** In everything else, to Logic and/or Cybertron.
* UnstoppableRage: In the IDW comics the Dinobots attack him because he destroyed a cargo cruiser they were guarding. Shockwave is mystified at the fact that the Dinobots commandeered a spaceship, took energon and went on a perilous cruise across the cosmos after Shockwave just for revenge at this (minor in the grand scheme of things) offense to their pride. He simply stops trying to think and gets really angry. CurbStompBattle ensues.
* WildCard: Has no problem going behind the others backs.
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: In the Marvel comics to ''Megatron.''

!!!Function: Military Transport
-->"In confusion there is opportunity."

A Decepticon who often serves as transport for other Decepticons. He is a Triple Changer - a Transformer with three alternate modes rather than the standard two.
* BigBadWannabe: In the Sunbow cartoon. His idea of leading the Decepticons was to create an army of drone trains to collect Energon, which could seem a good idea at first, but their A.I.s were too primitive for creative thinking. Contrast with Blitzwing, whose plan seemed dumb at first but ended being better and more successful.
* BiggerOnTheInside: As a space shuttle. Taken to ridiculous lengths in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', where not only can he fit in the entire Decepticon army, but there's also enough space for freaking '''Devastator''' to move around in!
* CoolStarship
* CoolTrain: If outdated. Some modern toys have him become a bullet train instead.
* TheDragon: In the IDW comics, he replaces Starscream as the second-in-command of the Earthbound Decepticon Infiltration Unit. The fact that [[spoiler: Soundwave and Shockwave were MIA]] probably helped him get there.
* GodGuise[=/=]FirstChurchOfMecha: In "The God Gambit", he conned an alien tribe into worshiping him.
* JustTrainWrong: His train mode has no tender.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: One of the '''many''' victims of a power-mad Starscream in the Marvel Comics.]]
* MeaningfulName: He transforms into an '''astro'''ship and into a '''train'''.
* SizeShifter: Stands shoulder to shoulder to Starscream in robot form; can transform into a space shuttle that can ''fit the entire Decepticon army, even [[HumongousMecha Devastator]]'' in his hull.
* TheStarscream: On occasion.
* SteamNeverDies: Transforms into a JNR Class C62 steam locomotive. He does get with the times in his ''Classics'' toy, where he's a bullet train instead.
* VillainousValor: In the cartoon, he was brave enough to take on bigger, stronger opponents, such as Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx.
* VoiceOfTheLegion

!!!Function: Ground and Air Commando
-->"Destroy first, think later."

Another Triple Changer, able to turn into a tank and a jet.
* AbortedArc: See the Antivillain trope, below. He is exiled from the Decepticons and refuses to join the Autobots... but is later seen in some crowd shots with other Decepticons. Is this an oversight on the part of the producers? Or was the whole idea of his exile just quietly dropped? Maybe Galvatron just forgave him for some reason. Who knows...
** This arc was going to continue in the episode "Starscream's Ghost", but his role was taken by Octane to promote the new character.
* AntiVillain: In "Five Faces of Darkness", it is shown that he cares for the survival of the entire Transformers race over Decepticon victory, and is willing to work with Autobots to prevent their mutual extinction at the hands of the Quintessons. Even after he is exiled by Galvatron for allying with Rodimus and betraying the Decepticons, he graciously refuses Rodimus' offer to join the Autobots and quietly accepts his punishment, such is his loyalty to his own brothers.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: In "Triple Takeover", he defeated several Autobots and made a throne from their bodies during his brief reign as the Decepticon Leader. The Autobots were later rescued and repaired.
* CoolPlane
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Dreamwave and the original Marvel Comic.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Once Galvatron has shown himself gullible enough to fall for the Quintessons' "Decepticon Matrix of Leadership" ploy and unwilling to listen to Blitzwing's warnings, Blitzwing knows the Quintessons' are the TRUE enemy the Transformers should be fighting that one time instead of each other. And takes his lumps and leaves the Decepticons after the Quintessons' defeat.
* MauveShirt: In many continuities where he isn't as important as the main cast, he falls into this. This is pretty noticeable in the IDW comics, where he's introduced in the very first arc, and he has numerous appearances, fights and dialogue in the series, but like Astrotrain, he never really takes center stage, compared to his teammates (The Seekers) and Megatron. [[note]] The Battlechargers were also introduced in the arc, [[spoiler:but they later died]].[[/note]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone[=/=]VictoryByEndurance: His strategy in "Triple Takeover". And it was '''highly''' effective.
* SizeShifter: His jet mode can fit the entire Stunticon team.
* TheStarscream: On occasion.
* TankGoodness

!!The Constructicons
!!!Function: Construction Engineer (Scrapper), Surgical Engineer (Hook), Material Fabrication (Mixmaster), Demolitions (Bonecrusher), Transport (Long Haul), Mining & Salvage (Scavenger), Warrior (Devastator)
-->'''Scrapper:''' "My work is a monument to - and of - my enemies."
-->'''Hook:''' "Strive for perfection even if others must suffer."
-->'''Mixmaster:''' "How strong the steel, how quick the conquest."
-->'''Bonecrusher:''' "Hit it till it stands no taller than dust."
-->'''Long Haul:''' "A battle front is only as good as its supply line."
-->'''Scavenger:''' "Everything is worth something, even me."
-->'''Devastator:''' "Thinking and winning do not mix."

A group of Decepticons who transform into construction vehicles and serve as the Decepticons' engineers. They are frequently portrayed as the first combiner team and combine into Devastator. They consist of Scrapper (a payloader), Hook (a crane), Mixmaster (a cement mixer), Bonecrusher (a bulldozer), Scavenger (an excavator) and Long Haul (a dump truck).
* {{BFG}}: Devastator sometimes has a gun the size of his arm. This would mean the gun was as big as a Transformer.
* CombiningMecha: Their combined form, Devastator.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Devastator's cartoon model had two different head designs - one without a red visor (seen in "Heavy Metal War") and one with. The latter seems to have been adopted as the official design.
* DependingOnTheWriter: The cartoon went in and out with the Constructicons' loyalty. In some episodes they were loyal and enthusiastic followers of Megatron, in others they were perfectly willing to usurp his position.
* DumbMuscle: Devastator sets the ground-rule in G1 that once Combiners become one, their conflicting personalities WILL make the resulting giant as dumb as a box of rocks, no matter ''how'' smart each individual component may be. Devastator, case in point, is made up of 6 genius level engineers, only to be a roaring, screaming idiot that can barely roar CrushKillDestroy without falling over himself.
** If they all agree to a coherent plan before forming Devastator, however, they can focus on that instead of his raging CrushKillDestroy bouts of fury (as was seen in "The Core" and "The Master Builders").
* TheEngineer: All of them, but most notably Scrapper.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Scrapper.
* FaceHeelTurn: Megatron reprogrammed them into Decepticons and gave them the ability to combine. Possibly.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Scrapper
** TheDragon: Hook
** EvilGenius: Mixmaster
** TheBrute: Bonecrusher
** DarkChick: Long Haul due to not liking his assigned job, and Scavenger due to being an underdog.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Underwent an infamous bout of this in the cartoon episode "The Core".
* HumongousMecha: Devastator.
* LeaderFormsTheHead: Actually averted with The Constructicons, the first of the combiners. Scrapper, the leader shovel-dozer of the six warriors, actually forms the ''right leg'' of Devastator, whereas it is actually ''Hook'' the crane who forms the head instead. In the Wings Continuity, he was the leader, but after a defeat, he was demoted, and Scrapper given the position.
* MadScientist: Mixmaster.
* MultipleChoicePast: Were they built on Earth? Are they Autobots reprogrammed by Megatron? Are they the Decepticons that built Megatron in the first place?
** It doesn't help matters that, unlike most of the other examples on this page, all three of these wildly contradictory origins came from the cartoon itself.
* PaperThinDisguise: ...yeah, guys, great disguise, no-one will bat an eye at construction vehicles painted ''bright green and purple''. At least a European rerelease had them painted a more realistic yellow.
* VillainousValour: Certain episodes such as "The Core" gave the Constructicons blatant showings of camaraderie.
* TheWorfEffect: Hailing from a MerchandiseDriven show like Transformers, the fearsome Devastator would usually be the go-to character to have the newest toy [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] to show just how powerful he is.

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"Fear is the element that unites all losers."

A Seeker who forms part of the "Conehead" trio.
* BlatantLies: "Death comes to he who crosses me." See TheyKilledKenny below.
* TheChewToy: See they Killed Kenny. In the IDW verse, lots of bad things happen to him, injured in an explosion, almost getting executed, getting mind controlled, getting shot, and being put on Cybertron's most wanted because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
* CoolPlane: A modified F-15 Eagle that has a delta wing.
* DependingOnTheArtist: As the picture above shows, the original toy of Dirge depicts him as having his nosecone down. The cartoon and most other media, however, depict it pointing upwards instead.
* DirtyCoward: When his ability to sow fear is overcome, he gets scared himself.
* TheDreaded: His morose and silent nature causes people to fear him, but if he finds himself in a situation over which he has no control, [[{{Irony}} Dirge will find himself crippled and paralyzed with terror.]]
* PaletteSwap: For Starscream. The positioning of his wings and his upwards nosecone do seperate him from Screamer though.
* TerribleTrio: Along with fellow Coneheads Thrust and Ramjet.
* TheyKilledKenny: He tends to die or get severely damaged a lot in every version of the G1 continuity in which he appears. A lot. The fandom, naturally, has picked up on this tendency [[CharacterExaggeration and run away with it.]]
** Averted in the IDW verse, one of the very few stories where he plays a large role and avoids getting killed.

!!The Insecticons
!!!Function: Espionage (Kickback), Electronic Warfare (Shrapnel), Psychological Warfare (Bombshell, Venom), Thief (Chop Shop), Gunner (Barrage), Warrior (Ransack)
-->'''Kickback:''' "Friend is another word for fool."
-->'''Shrapnel:''' "Control electricity and you control the world."
-->'''Bombshell:''' "The mind is my playpen."
-->'''Venom:''' "Friends are more dangerous than enemies."
-->'''Chop Shop:''' "I take no prisoners, just spare parts."
-->'''Barrage:''' "Nothing left standing means nothing left to change."
-->'''Ransack:''' "The sight of ruin only makes me crave more."

Seven Decepticon-allied Transformers (Barrage, Bombshell, Chop Shop, Kickback, Shrapnel, Ransack and Venom) who have bugs as their altmodes. Most media tend to show only the three smaller ones (Bombshell, Kickback and Shrapnel).

* BigCreepyCrawlies
* BigEater
* ExiledFromContinuity: The Deluxe Insecticons (Venom, Chop Shop, Ransack and Barrage) didn't appear in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers cartoon]], nor did they appear in the Marvel comics (although Venom and Chop Shop did appear in the UK comic's "Time Wars" story). This was likely done for reasons smilar to the controversy behind Jetfire/Skyfire - the toys were from a different company, and including them would be giving Takara's competitors free publicity.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Bombshell, Kickback, and Shrapnel are shown to be capable of and [[HorrorHunger willing]] [[CannibalClan to eat]] [[HordeOfAlienLocusts anything]].
* HollywoodAcid: Venom's stinger is able to make acids that dissolve metal.
* JapaneseBeetleBrothers: Shrapnel (stag beetle) and Bombshell (rhinoceros beetle), along with Chop Shop and Barrage, are a Type A example of this.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The original cartoon (possibly, the animation errors and possibility of clones mires the subject somewhat).]]
* TheLeader: Venom is said to be the Insecticon leader, but in fiction where the Deluxe Insecticons don't appear, Shrapnel seems to take the role.
* PsychoElectro: Shrapnel's main power is manipulating electricity, electricity.
* SendInTheClones: The main three Insecticons are capable of creating [[ clones of themselves]]. Often overlaps with ExpendableClone and TheSwarm.
* ShockAndAwe: Shrapnel can do this. Venom is also armed with an electric-blaster gun.
* TheSwarm: The Insecticon clones are often this. The IDW comics also show an army of failed Insecticons known as the Swarm.
* ThemeNaming: For some reason, the three primary Insecticons are named after the dangers of an exploding bomb.
* VerbalTic: Shrapnel always repeats the last word of his sentences, sentences.

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"If it flies, crash it!"

Another Seeker who forms part of the Conehead trio.
* CoolPlane: An F-15 Eagle with F-16XL wings.
* DependingOnTheArtist: While most fiction has his nosecone pointing upwards, the IDW seres has him resembling his original toy (where the nosecone was meant to go behind his head).
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When Ramjet plots against Megatron (IDW-verse), Megatron [[spoiler:brutally beats him to death and dismembers him]].
* HiddenDepths: Ramjet has higher-than-average competence even when only compared to his wingmates Dirge and Thrust. In fact whenever it's only the 3 of them Ramjet becomes the de facto leader of the group and directs them or tells them to get their acts together.
* {{Nanomachines}}: His plan in the IDW verse involved mind controlling humans by injecting them with microscopic "Mini-Constructicons".
* PaletteSwap: For Starscream. As a Conehead in the cartoon, also with Thrust and Dirge.
* TheStarscream: IDW-verse, he was basically a less-effective [[spoiler:and more killable]] one than the original.
* TerribleTrio: Forms the Conehead trio with Dirge and Thrust.
* UseYourHead: Ramjet, as one would expect, likes to ram things with his conehead--in and out of vehicle mode. [[ Case in point.]]
** And (because of wingmates Dirge and Thrust), [[StraightMan "using his head" he usually does.]]

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"My engines' roar is my enemies' song of doom!"

A Conehead Seeker.
* CoolPlane: Like the other Coneheads he is a modified F-15 Eagle - in his case, he has different tailfins and VTOL wings.
* DirtyCoward
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: When trapped in a Starscream possessed Trypticon, Runabout, Runamuck, Thrust and Dirge realize they need to stop him. Thrust himself smashes Trypticon's controls, stopping Starscreams plan, and saving Cybertron[[note]] This lead to Unicron's final desperate attempt, which was stopped because Starscream was... well, The Starscream[[/note]]. It's never spoken of.
* PaletteSwap: For Starscream.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Thrust believes himself to be ''far'' more competent than he actually is, [[DoubleEntendre and he wants you to know that he's coming.]]
* TerribleTrio: With Dirge and Ramjet.
* UnfortunateName: See the above DoubleEntendre, and keep in mind the fact that Thrust is a Conehead Seeker.


[[folder:1986 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: City Commander
-->"My power is everything; defeat is absurd!"

Mortally-wounded and jetisoned into outer space, Megatron who was forced to be reformatted into a new life of servitude by Unicron, the God of Destruction. Unfortunately, he left Megatron's mind intact and after killing Starscream (who dumped him into outer space to begin with) he began to plot against Unicron and ultimately continued his war against the Autobots. Sadly, the ghost of who he was and him being sent back in time to potentially change his past (or in the case of the cartoon, being buried alive in a sea of lava) drove Galvatron insane and made him a threat to both Autobot and Decepticon.
* AdaptationalBadass: His comic selves were shown to be immensely powerful, shrugging off multiple Autobot assaults in rapid succession, and surviving many experiences that could have killed other Transformers.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: When energon-low Decepticons (who'd already given energon to bring back Galvatron) were hired by the Quintessons to take on the Autubots with enough energon to keep going, they're seen as "disloyal," and Galvatron makes no bones about it. Swindle calls him out on it.
--> They gave us energon! They led us on this raid! What can ''you'' give us that '''they''' didn't?
* ArmCannon
* AxCrazy: In the third season, he becomes so unstable that Cyclonus and Scourge take him to a planet designed to deal with psychotic people, but Galvatron ultimately ends up demolishing the planet.
* BadBoss: Whereas Megatron was genuinely respected by his warriors, Galvatron was feared and hated for his erratic tendency to suddenly kill them for the most insignificant of slights.
* {{BFG}}: Transforms into a futuristic howitzer cannon.
* BigBad
* TheCaligula: After his being submerged in a lava pit on the planet Thrull, he went into a more insane state after his "sanity chips" had suffered from being in a "plasma bath" that long.
* ContinuityDrift: In the Transformers UK series, this happened with Galvatron when Simon Furman took over writing the US Transformers comic and wanted to bring Megatron back. While Megatron had survived Shockwave's attempt to drive him to suicide in the UK comic, he was still dead in US comic canon and could not simply evoke the UK canon since no one in the US knew about the Transformers UK stories. So for the UK stories, the Megatron Galvatron ran around with in the Time Wars was made into Lord straxus, who put himself inside a clone body of Megatron.
* DealWithTheDevil: Megatron's transformation into Galvatron was this.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Galvatron's relationship with Megatron. In most cases he is an upgraded Megatron going by a new name. However, the IDW comics show him as a completely seperate entity from Megatron.
* TheDreaded: Whereas Megatron was consistently mocked and made a fool of by Autobots and humans alike, the mere mention of Galvatron conjures despair in the bravest of hearts: even his own warriors fear for their lives every waking moment.
* EvilLaugh: With a gloriously-goofy-sounding one in the Malaysian-dub.
* EvilOverlord
* GracefulLoser:
--> "There will be no war today, Optimus Prime; you have earned Galvatron's respect."
* HairTriggerTemper: Even Megatron had a better temper than Galvatron did.
* LargeHam: It does ''not'' help that Creator/FrankWelker decided to give Galvatron a high-and-screechy voice, not unlike another screeching-and-effeminite villain called [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor.]]
* JokerImmunity: The Marvel UK incarnation basically had nearly all of his appearance involve something that would turn anybody else to scrap metal, but he kept coming back, over and over. It eventually took a time rift erasing him from existence to [[KilledOffForReal get rid of him for good]].
* TheJuggernaut: The incarnation in the Marvel UK, it's easier to list the attempts to hurt that actually do something
* MoodSwinger: In S3 he could switch between calm, insanely gleeful, sarcastic, terrified, enraged at the drop of a hat. It was even lampshaded in one episode.
--> '''Galvatron:''' (after being told to stop) [[SarcasmMode And just how do you intend to stop me?]] ''[[HairTriggerTemper You lump of--]]''
* OneManArmy
* PetTheDog or KickTheDog: In the IDW comics, a Sweep mistakes Autobots for a threat and attacks them, he is shot down and Galvatron finds him. Two scenes were drawn for this: Galvatron would either kill or heal the Sweep, and ultimately the writer went with heal, and Galvatron claims to be the Savior of Cybertron and they all need to unite to save it.
* PsychopathicManchild: In Season 3 at times, his behaviour's similar to that as a spoilt child with [[HairTriggerTemper a horrible temper]] with [[UndyingLoyalty Cyclonus]] being the "damage control" for the Decepticons ''and'' he's leader of an entire army of Decepticon warriors. He definitely fits the third dot point of the trope.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Galvatron's color.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to his lieutenant Cyclonus' blue.
-->'''Cyclonus:''' "Mighty Galvatron ''please!!'' We must use ''strategy'' and--"
-->'''Galvatron:''' ''[punches him into outer space]'' "Strategy is for ''cowards!!''"
* {{Samurai}}: The crests upon his head clearly invoke an imagery of the helmet worn by Samurai.
* ThatManIsDead: Subverted in the cartoon (everyone knows Megatron and Galvatron are the same but don't make a big deal out of it) and deconstructed in the Marvel Comic, as the various time travelling Galvatrons have a hard time coping with past versions of themselves that somehow manage to cheat fate and not become Galvatron, often having to tell themselves that they are not Megatron to muster up the courage to attack their past selves.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Double subverted. Upon Megatron's initial reformatting in the movie, he is actually a fairly stable commander. However, his "plasma bath" in the third season, alters Galvatron's sanity chips, rendering him insane.
* TranquilFury: In an OOCIsSeriousBusiness kind of way. In Season 3, when this happens, it means [[UpToEleven he's even more furious than usual.]]
* UnstoppableRage
* VillainousFriendship: Surprisingly, he retains this with Soundwave after his transformation. This carries over to the Japanese Headmasters series, where he has Soundwave rebuilt as "Soundblaster".
** To a lesser degree in Season 3 of the cartoon series shows he had a similar relationship with Cyclonus even though he didn't show it nearly as often as Cyclonus did.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Subverted, when Megatron first becomes Galvatron, he is perfectly rational. The insanity part usually comes soon after.

!!!Function: Saboteur
-->"Compassion is the Autobots' downfall."

Galvatron's second-in-command, created by Unicron from the remains of either Bombshell, or Skywarp. Or some guy named Lifespark. Or was always Cyclonus; it various from continuity and fan you speak to. Fiercely loyal to Galvatron, he is often tasked with the thankless job of babysitting his insane leader.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the [[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye IDW comics]] he's at his most heroic, pulling a HeelFaceTurn and becoming a brooding anti-hero, who nevertheless allies with and assists the Autobots.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Whilst a NobleDemon in the cartoon, the Universe Wreckers comic and Rodimus Vs. Cyclonus comic both him as only pretending to be one to cover his cowardly duplicitous nature.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBerserker: In the IDW comics, Cyclonus's main conflict is that internally, he's a huge ball of rage, despite trying to be TheStoic, and wanting Nemesis Prime's peaceful "utopia." As the series goes on, he mellows, being calmer in action and more silent off the field, he mentions in issue 1 of the MTMTE ongoing, that if he gets into a real fight, he's gonna have trouble stopping.
* ContinuitySnarl: Cyclonus in the US Marvel Comic, along with Scourge, had a blink and miss cameo appearance in "The Headmasters" comic in order to pimp their Targetmaster figures. This created a problem since the book was set in the present. Simon Furman ultimately fixed this (even though the Headmasters comic would not be published in the UK) by creating a time travel scenario where Cyclonus and Scourge would be sent back in time and ultimately hook up with Scorponok.
* DependingOnTheWriter: His true identity. In recent comic continuity, writers sidestep the issue by either having him be created by Unicron from scratch or having him be always Cyclonus and not a Transformer who got upgraded into a new body.
** In the G1 cartoon, he was either Bombshell or Skywarp.
** In the Marvel comics, he was a Decepticon called Life-Spark.
** In the Universe continuity, he's implied to be Bombshell, calling Skywarp his Armada.
** In Macrocosmic Seekers, he's implied to be Skywarp.
** In the Dreamwave comics, he's himself and a servant of Unicron, and there seems to be many of him.
** In the IDW comics, he's still himself, an old Transformer from before the war.
* TheDragon: To Galvatron.
* DemonicPossession: In ''Starscream's Ghost''.
** CastAsAMask: Roger C. Carmel still voiced Cyclonus when the story demanded he "act normal" to fool Galvatron in that episode. When he made the deal to betray Galvatron to Rodimus, Chris Latta voices Cyclonus.
* DiscontinuityNod: IDW comics, after being erroneously labeled as a Decepticon throughout Heart of Darkness and Chaos (he really is non-affiliated), Cyclonus mentions in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' that he isn't and never was a Decepticon, and in the issue before, he's seen protesting being locked up with the Cons, as he isn't one.
* EarAche: In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', Whirl breaks one of his horns in the first issue. He goes for over 30 issues before it finally gets fixed.
* EmpathicWeapon: Nightstick.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the IDW comics, Cyclonus goes to activate a Nega-core, which will flood the positive universe with his Negative Universe, and he has several debates with himself over if he should activate the guardian, Thunderwing, who destroyed his planet. Ultimately he decides not to, but when the Autobots corner him, he banishes his doubts and activates the guardian.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ultra Magnus. This is actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by a Quintesson scientist in ''The Killing Jar''.
** When their leaders seemed to attack them in an insane rage, BOTH Magnus and Cyclonus tried to use reason before they fought, only doing so when they "were given no other option."
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In the cartoon, he's either Bombshell, Skywarp; two low ranking Decepticons. In the UK continuity, he's a no-name Decepticon called "Life Spark".
* NobleDemon: Deconstructed; while he was willing to save Ultra Magnus from certain doom, he was more than willing to employ Death's Head to kill Shockwave so he wouldn't have to get his hands dirty himself.
--> "Warriors such as you and I should meet their end in ''battle.''"
* NumberTwo: To Galvatron. It has been stated he could ''easily'' become a better leader than Galvatron any time he wanted to, were it not for his UndyingLoyalty to the maniac.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this with Soundwave in Season 3. He serves as the voice of reason in the Decepticon command.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his commander Galvatron's red
-->'''Cyclonus:''' "Mighty Galvatron ''please!!'' We must use ''strategy'' and--"
-->'''Galvatron:''' ''[punches him into outer space]'' "Strategy is for ''cowards!!''"
* SizeShifter: Even though he is as tall as Galvatron, Cyclonus can fit his leader perfectly in his plane mode's cockpit.
** Actually, he's a little taller than Galvatron, as shown in ''The Big Broadcast of 2006''.
* ShrugOfGod: InUniverse. In a coded Ask Vector Prime from a [[AllThereInTheManual Transformers Animated guidebook]], Vector Prime, an immortal multiversal traveler, says that Cyclonus's identity varies by universe.
* ThatManIsDead: Evoked in a comic included in a Hot Rod/Cyclonus toy box set, by Cyclonus
* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Scourge from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumber DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Galvatron. To emphasise, he uses Starscream's [[SarcasmMode "Mighty Galvatron"]] addressing with complete sincerity.
* VillainousFriendship: In S3 he is loyal to only Galvatron and the Decepticon cause. He always stayed by Galvatron's side. In Webworld he even attempted to find help for him when his insanity caused mutiny to stir in the ranks of the Decepticons, he demonstrated towards the end of the episode he'd rather have a [[AxCrazy psychotic boss]] rather than just a mindless machine (the therapists were about to lobotomise him) and in Burden Hardest to Bear he's the only Decepticon who stayed by Galvatron's side after a Matrix empowered Scourge usurped command of his army from him.
* WorthyOpponent: He respects Ultra Magnus as a brother-warrior, and the feeling is mutual.
* TheQuietOne

!!!Function: Sweep Leader
-->"Desolation follows in my tracks"

A former Decepticon (originally former Seeker Thundercracker though recent continuity has him being just a Transformer named Scourge), he serves Galvatron as the leader of the Sweeps, a battalion of robotic doppleganger huntsmen who track down and assasinate elusive Autobots.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Scourge's beard in the box art appears white (or light grey on his toy itself). In the cartoon, it's [[DependingOntheArtist either]] dark blue, dark greyish blue, dark grey, or black.
* BeardOfEvil: A stylish Fu Manchu and Goatee. Or Van Dyke.
* TheBrute: Under Galvatron.
* ButtMonkey: While Cyclonus gets his fair share of abuse from Galvatron, it is Scourge who truly bears the brunt of his leader's hideously-bad temper, as he is not one TENTH the warrior that Cyclonus is.
* CoDragons: With Cyclonus.
* ContinuitySnarl: Scourge, in the US Marvel Comic, along with Cyclonus, had a blink and miss cameo appearance in "The Headmasters" comic in order to pimp their Targetmaster figures. This created a problem since the book was set in the present. Simon Furman ultimately fixed this (even though the Headmasters comic would not be published in the UK) by creating a time travel scenario where Cyclonus and Scourge would be sent back in time and ultimately hook up with Scorponok.
* DemonicPossession: In ''Ghost in the Machine''.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Not as often as Cyclonus (see ShrugOfGod)
* DirtyCoward: It's implied that the Sweeps in general are cowards, but after what happened to a Sweep that was shot in the eye in ''Five Faces of Darkness part 3'' by Wheelie, soon after they recovered Galvatron, nobody would blame them.
-->Sweep: "My guidance system is hit! Galvatron, save meeee!"
-->Galvatron: "Please, meet your end with dignity! I ''despise'' [[TheStarscream whiners]]!"
* EmpathicWeapon: Fracas.
* HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the Timelines comics, a continuation of the G1 cartoon, Scourge signs a peace treaty on behalf of the Decepticons with the Autobots Neutrals and Second Generation Transformers that ends the war.
* PowersViaPossession: When he takes in the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in his own body, he turns into a hideous freak with the power of ''a hundred Decepticons'' and [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity great madness]] to boot in "The Burden Hardest to Bear." Scourge wipes the floor with Galvatron and Cyclonus and usurps control of the Decepticons for a strike on Earth. However, Hot Rod, having seen the changes the Matrix did to Scourge, defeats him to reclaim it and become Rodimus Prime once again.
* PutOnABus: Lampshaded. In the IDW continuity, after the Chaos event, the Dead Univers Transformers are all accounted for, Galvatron is temporarily dead, Cyclonus has pulled a HeelFaceTurn, kinda, and Jhiaxus has gone to cause trouble in space, but Scourge has disappeared. In the first issue of MTMTE, Cyclonus is seen searching for him, before leaving, and Skye-Byte mentions that a Sweep head looks like someone he knew.
* RealMenWearPink: His claw-tips are painted pink, and DependingOnTheArtist, the tips of his toes as well.
* RememberTheNewGuy: IDW comics, he just shows up in ''All Hail Megatron'' 14. In the Revelation miniseries the Dead Universe Transformers were: Nemesis Prime, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Straxus, Jhiaxus, and Grindcore. 14 states that Scourge was also one, despite having not been seen before.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: This is mostly an InformedAbility.
* ShrugOfGod: While Cyclonus's identity is widely debated to this day, writers of the Transformers generally don't go out of their way to dismiss the issue of whether or not Scourge was Thundercracker and his sweeps former Insecticon clones (Shrapnel and Kickback to be exact)
* SuperSenses: Demonstrated when a storm erupts on Jupiter (from Galvatron shooting at it) is audibly painful to the Sweeps, but not Galvatron or Cyclonus.
-->Sweep 1: "This is blowing out my audio sensors!"
-->Sweep 2: "It's torture!"
-->Galvatron: (EvilLaugh) "No, no, it's music! The symphony of destruction and the anthem of agony!"
* TookALevelInDumbass: Several, actually. ''TransformersHeadmasters'' inexplicably changed him and Cyclonus from genuinely menacing and formidable warriors into dumb DirtyCoward IneffectualSympatheticVillain comic reliefs who manage little more than cheap childish {{slapstick}} whenever they appear.
* YesMan

!!The Combaticons
!!!Function: Combaticon Leader (Onslaught), Interrogation (Vortex), Munitions Expert (Swindle), Ground Assault (Brawl), Space Warrior (Blast Off)
-->'''Onslaught:''' "The mind is the greatest weapon."
-->'''Vortex:''' "I'm Vortex, fly me - if you dare."
-->'''Swindle:''' "Make Deals, not war."
-->'''Brawl:''' "I was built to be wild."
-->'''Blast Off:''' "I destroy Autobots by choice, not command."
-->'''Bruticus:''' "The road to conquest is paved with Autobot wrecks."

Five Decepticons who transform into military-based vehicles. They are Onslaught (an anti aircraft truck), Blast Off (a space shuttle), Brawl (a tank), Swindle (a jeep) and Vortex (a helicopter). They combine into Bruticus.
* ArmsDealer: Swindle
* AscendedExtra: While they were all introduced and characterized together, Swindle get's the most focus, having the most moments away from the team in the cartoon, and the most prominent Combaticon in the IDW comics. He's also the most heavily featured of these bots in the Fall of Cybertron and Rise of the Dark Spark as well as being the only Combaticon to be adapted into Animated.
* TheBarnum: Swindle
* TheChewToy: Swindle in the IDW comics. He's had an illegal weapon that drains a victim's energon tested on him, Optimus Prime once landed on him in Truck-mode and crushed him, he's had his arm shot off and hung by a chain attached to his back for interrogation, and Astrotrain ran him over and dismembered him. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Most of these happened to him for reasons contrary to his wrong doing.]]
* CombiningMecha: They merge into Bruticus.
* DumbMuscle: As Bruticus.
* FaceHeelTurn: According to the ''ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor'' comics, they were part of the Autobot Elite Guard.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Onslaught
** TheDragon: Vortex. Not too obvious, but he yells orders whenever Onslaught is incapacitated.
** EvilGenius: Swindle. Knows a lot about all those weapons he sells. "Five Faces of Darkness" showed he knew how to negotiate with others (the rest of the 'Cons asked him to handle that part). See also PragmaticVillainy.
** TheBrute: Brawl. The most obvious one.
** DarkChick: Blast Off. His altmode and function keep him apart from the rest.
* HairTriggerTemper: Brawl.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Vortex.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Swindle.
* TheJuggernaut: Bruticus tries, he tries so hard. Wings of Honor shows him as one, having heavy weapons and near invincible armor, he rips his way through the Elite Guard, and even when he's brought down, there's barely enough of them left to form a team.
* MightyGlacier: Bruticus isn't quick or agile, but he is able to lift up to 500,000 pounds.
* MultipleChoicePast: In the cartoon, Starscream created the bodies from junked WWII vehicles where he put the minds of five war prisoners. They could have been part of the Autobot Elite Guard who defected to Deathsaurus' Decepticons to later be imprisoned by Megatron's Decepticons (to coincide with the TV origin, [[BroadStrokes yet still with some slight discrepances]]). And so on.
* PragmaticVillainy: "Webworld" has Motormaster and Swindle disillusioned with the insane Galvatron, and give Cyclonus an ultimatum:
-->'''Swindle''': Either you do something about his craziness, Cyclonus--
-->'''Motormaster''': --Or we'll do something about both of ya!
* TheStrategist: Onslaught.
* TankGoodness: Brawl.

!!!Function: Assault Sentry
-->"I live for the taste of an Autobot's fuel line!"

A Sharkticon from planet Quintessa, Gnaw's loyalties lie with whoever feeds him. He must get lots of food from the Decepticons, then, as he proudly wears their symbol.
* BigEater
* EpicFlail: His weapon of choice in robot mode.
* HeelFaceTurn: In at least one comic continuity, he's joined the Autobots and become Wheelie's best friend.
* ThreateningShark

!!!Function: Fueler
-->"He who has fuel, has power."

A greedy Triple Changer who becomes a jumbo jet and a fuel tanker.
* AchillesHeel: In tanker mode, he is heavily armored everywhere except for the underside.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Ask Galvatron about Trypticon's vacation in Carbombya.
* DirtyCoward
* DeflectorShields: He has a deflecto-shield that repels beams and artillery.
* FriendlyEnemy: To Sandstorm.
* HazyFeelTurn: After the Decepticons kick him out in the cartoon, he sorta sides with the Autobots, getting a job as a salvage operator, and being friendly with Sandstorm. He never actually became an Autobot, but he did seem to scheme with Starscream and Rodimus to get Galvatron killed.
* KillItWithFire: In a surprising show of backbone, Octane takes on the Scraplet monster with the other triple changing Decepticons. He sets it on fire with his rifle which is powered by his large fuel supply.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Marvel comics, killed alongside his fellow Triple Changers against Starscream.]]
* TheStarscream: Until he meets the ghost of the REAL Starscream who shows him how it's done.
* {{Troll}}: Loves to make commercial aircraft abort landings. The other Decepticons find such activities to be pointless.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He teams up with Starscream and the Autobots to defeat Galvatron, and when Galvatron comes back in the end, Octane just runs off, and is never seen again. Future appearances had him back in the Decepticons, but they might have just been animation errors.

!!The Predacons
!!!Function: Predacon Leader (Razorclaw), Gunner (Rampage), Ground Assault (Headstrong), Fueler (Tantrum), Aerial Assault (Divebomb), Warrior (Predaking)
-->'''Razorclaw:''' "All good things succumb to those who wait."
-->'''Rampage:''' "Those who conquer, act; those who are conquered think."
-->'''Headstrong:''' "The best advice is not to listen to advice."
-->'''Tantrum:''' "Anger gets me running better than any other fuel."
-->'''Divebomb:''' "Conquer the skies and below you will fall."
-->'''Predaking:''' "Destroy first, ask questions later."

A quintet of wild and powerful Decepticons with powerful, savage animals as their beast modes. In some continuities, they are the forebears and original leaders of the Predacon faction from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars.'' Their members include their leader, Razorclaw ([[KingOfBeasts a lion]]), Divebomb ([[NobleBirdOfPrey an eagle]]), Headstrong ([[RhinoRampage a rhinoceros]]), Rampage ([[PantheraAwesome a tiger]]), and Tantrum ([[ALoadOfBull a bull]]). In all continuities, they are able to combine in order to form the mighty Predaking.
* CombatPragmatist/ KnowWhenToFoldEm: However, in "Nightmare Planet," after being freed from Daniel's nightmares, they're ready to go after Rodimus and the Autobots--all except Headstrong, whose leg had been injured by a giant Nightmare Galvatron badly enough to keep him from transforming into his beast mode. Knowing without him, they couldn't form Predaking, Razorclaw calls for a retreat (since without Predeking, the odds are for the Autobots, not them).
** However, in "Call Of the Primitives", they elect to stand and fight, electing death preferable to cowardice.
* CombiningMecha: See above.
* DumbMuscle: Predaking is arguably ''the'' mightiest of the G1 Combiners, yet is barely above a rampaging beast.
* EvilCounterpart: A quintet of five vicious, near-feral robots with savage animal modes who refuse to listen to their leader's orders? Sounds like they fit the bill for the Dinobots to me.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the rivalry between Divebomb and the Dinobot Swoop. When they picked up their rivalry on Earth, the rest of the Dinobots and the rest of the Predacons joined in the fight. The Dinobots were less than impressed.
* FeatheredFiend: Divebomb transforms into a mechanical eagle.
* FiveBadBand: Par for the course with Combiner teams:
** The BigBad: Razorclaw who, given that he is the most patient and analytical of the Predacons, pulls double duty as TheEvilGenius.
** TheDragon: Rampage.
** TheBrute: Headstrong and Tantrum.
** TheDarkChick: Divebomb.
* InformedAbility: Their combined form of Predaking is supposedly a nigh-unbeatable [[GeniusBruiser Genius]] LightningBruiser. In all the myriad continuities in which Predaking has appeared, however, the big guy acts like a dumb brute and has had perhaps ''one'' victory against anyone, [[EnemyCivilWar and that was against the Combaticons.]]
* PredecessorVillain: Certain continuities establish them as the founders of the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Predacon Faction]]. When the Decepticons accept the Autobot's offer for peace, the Predacons separate from them, gathering together former dissidents and protoforms to begin the conflict a new.
* UnstoppableRage: Rampage has this if he's not watching TV.

!!!Function: Fuel Scout
-->"The road is my dinner plate."

The Decepticons' fuel scout, who tends to criticise the waste of fuel in each Decepticon plan. He's also one of Soundwave's tapes.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In the cartoon, he was shown to have an animalistic intelligence. In the original comics, he was Cybertron's chief fuel auditor, with a talent for calculating expenditures and profits.
* BalefulPolymorph: IDW afflicts him with a robotic form of this - once a humanoid with bat-like features, Soundwave places his spark into a smaller body that is all bat.
* BatOutOfHell: Quite literally.
* BigBad: Some continuities have him be in some position of Decepticon leadership.
* CorruptPolitician: In the IDW comics, Ratbat is shown to have once been a senator who did immoral things for profit.
* DependingOnTheWriter: While most continuities have him capable of speech and put him in some high ranking position, the cartoon merely made him TheUnintelligible and a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Laserbeak.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: In IDW, Ratbat was a greedy senator who used Megatron's uprising for his personal gain. Then his minion, Soundwave, betrayed him, destroyed his body and placed his spark in his current "cassette" body, thus making ''him'' Soundwave's servant.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Offed by Scorponok in the Marvel comics and Arcee in the IDW comics.]]
* SizeShifter: Turns from a microcassette into a bat. IDW makes this more ridiculous by making him a '''giant''' bat.

!!Runabout and Runamuck
!!!Function: Shock Troopers
-->'''Runabout:''' "A pretty car makes an even prettier wreck."
-->'''Runamuck:''' "The road is my playpen; cars are my toys!"

* AffablyEvil: Sometimes, like in the Wings of Honor continuity, they happily inform Jhiaxus of the war, and even give advice on how to pursue a fembot to Sideburn.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Both of them suffer this to an extent, but Runabout in particular. He's easily distracted and prone to indulging in flights of fancy, random violence, and petty vandalism.
* ChaoticStupid: Both are violent, short-sighted, impulsive, 'wacky,' and not as clever as they think they are.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: One of the few differences between them is that while Runabout is fully aware that the duo's pranks and graffiti are childish and silly (and gladly embraces this fact), Runamuck has deluded himself into believing that he's a brilliant, Banksy-style artist who creates revolutionary art and social commentary. His art is actually poorly scribbled phrases like "humans are wimps".
* [[DeepSouth Dixieland Decepticon]] TagTeamTwins.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Though not to the extreme of the Stunticons, the Battlechargers have little regard for humans and their silly little traffic laws.
* {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s: In most continuities, like in Marvel, where they put graffiti on the Statue of liberty, and especially in the Wings Continuity, where they are incredibly dim, and fairly awkward.
* TheHyena: Runamuck's constant chuckles are always written as "heh heh," almost to the point of a VerbalTic.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Both the Marvel comics as well as the IDW run.]]
* MonumentalDamage: Though more like monumental petty vandalism, since their most memorable moment is [[! spray-painting "Humans are wimps!" on the Statue of Liberty.]]
* PaletteSwap: Averted, surprisingly. You'd think from their designs that they share a body type and were just recolors of each other like the Seekers, but they have noticeably different heads, bodies, and legs. They were produced simultaneously so it's likely each one had his own mold instead of one being retooled to make the other.
* {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ren: Basically what you get if WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead were giant robots.
* RedOniBlueOni: Runamuck's Red to Runabout's Blue--and Runabout is only the Blue Oni by being compared to Runamuck.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They're more or less a couple of hooligans, but also something of a double act--Runamuck is an amusingly thuggish idiot, while Runabout is slightly better spoken, but not by much.

!!The Stunticons
!!!Function: Stunticon Leader (Motormaster), Warrior (Drag Strip, Dead End), Terrorist (Wildrider), Scout (Breakdown), Super Warrior (Menasor)
-->'''Motormaster:''' "These wheels are made for crushing."
-->'''Drag Strip:''' "The first one to cross the finish line ''lives''."
-->'''Dead End:''' "We are all just food for rust."
-->'''Wildrider:''' "Either you're out of my way or you're out of luck."
-->'''Breakdown:''' "Keep your optical sensors to yourself."
-->'''Menasor:''' "Leave no Autobot uncrushed."

A group of automotive-based Decepticons who combine into Menasor.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: In "The Burden Hardest to Bear," Wildrider inexplicably developed a DeepSouth accent.
* AxCrazy: Wildrider. And Menasor.
* BadassDecay: In their debut appearance, the Stunticons had "automatic [[ForceField forcefields]]" that made their hulls impenetrable, and were more than capable of pounding practically the entirety of the Autobot forces. In later appearances, they were taken down much easier, with no mention of their forcefields.
* BadBoss: Motormaster is this to his teammates.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Saves Megatron from Bruticus and Starscream when they combine in "Starscream's Brigade": earlier Bruticus had taken out Devastator and was about to get Megatron to submit to Starscream. Only Motormaster's point about Starscream's ego not knowing when to quit got them to do it though.
* CarFu / DrivesLikeCrazy: Their ''modus operandi''. They were specifically built to be able to demolish anything and everything on the road, in fact. [[MeaningfulName Wildrider]] is the worst driver of the bunch, though.
* CastAsAMask: For "Masquerade," where Autobots who closely resemble the Stunticons' alt modes impersonate them, the voices of Motormaster and Wildrider (Roger C. Carmel and Terry [=McGovern=]) are used when Optimus and Windcharger impersonate them.
* CombatPragmatist: Motormaster realizes in "Starscream's Brigade" that Starscream's ego would not let Starscream and Bruticus stop with just defeating Megatron and Devastator. This lets him convince the other Stunticons to form Menasor and defeat Starscream and Bruticus.
* CombiningMecha: Menasor.
* CoolCar: All of them.
* DumbMuscle: Menasor is an idiot like every other combiner, made worse by the fact that since ALL five components absolutely ''hate'' each other, he is a ''self-loathing'' idiot.
* DysfunctionJunction: Every one of them has a disorder of some sort.
* TheEeyore: Poor, poor Dead End.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Motormaster. "Bottomless pit" deep, in this case.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Motormaster
** TheDragon: Drag Strip
** TheDarkChick: [[ConspiracyTheorist Breakdown]]
*** And he seems to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage hail from a Cybertronian equivalent of New York]].
** EvilGenius: [[TheEeyore Dead End]], due to being the [[OnlySaneMan most mentally stable]] member.
*** Which should really say something about the Stunticons, as Dead End is a [[StrawNihilist Nihilist]].
*** Though in "Starscream's Brigade" when Motormaster tells him, "So you think Starscream's gonna stop here?" Dead End concedes that point: "He never knows when to quit."
** TheBrute: Wildrider
** SixthRanger: Offroad, who often takes Wildrider's spot in the roster when he appears. There's also Blackjack, who becomes Menasor's chestpiece as his Combiner Wars toy.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: While this applies to all the Stunticons, Wildrider is the most overt example.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Megatron's constructed weapon explodes in "Masquerade," Autobot reinforcements arrive. Menasor retreats, as the number of Autobots greatly increased from five.
* LargeAndInCharge: Motormaster.
* {{Malaproper}}: Breakdown.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Motormaster considers Optimus Prime to be his rival as "King of the Road" and goes out of his way to destroy him before Megatron can.
** Motormaster finally got his chance in "Masquerade" to go up against Optimus when he rammed the Autobot leader at maximum speed when they were both in their truck forms. The resulting collision gave Optimus a headache, but it gave Motormaster a smashed up grill, blown-out tires, a wrecked engine, broken get the picture.
* PragmaticVillainy: "Webworld" has Motormaster and Swindle disillusioned with the insane Galvatron, and give Cyclonus an ultimatum:
--> '''Swindle:''' Either you do something about his craziness, Cyclonus--
--> '''Motormaster:''' --Or we'll do something about both of ya!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Drag Strip. Motormaster too, as seen above.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Stunticons ''despise'' each other, yet the four smaller cars are united in how much they hate and fear Motormaster. They're forced to join minds to form Menasor and are thus constantly to exposed to each other's neuroses and loathing. They only way they manage to work together is because they fear Motormaster or, more likely, fear the possible wrath of Megatron if they don't cooperate and do as he commands.
* ThePsychoRangers: Of the Aerialbots. Played straight in the comics, but interestingly [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the cartoon, as the Stunticons were created first: Megatron originally built them because the Autobots thwarted his plans one too many times by being able to drive into places where Decepticon jets couldn't follow them, and he decided he needed his own fleet of cars. That they were mistaken for Autobots early in their existence was a nice bonus.
* ThisCannotBe: Menasor is insulted in "Masquerade" when "Motormaster" (really Optimus Prime in disguise) accuses HIM of being an impostor, but this trope hits when with Windcharger's magnetism and Mirage's illusion-creating ability, the "Stunticons" form a '''second Menasor!'''
--> '''Starscream:''' IMPOSSIBLE!
--> '''Megatron:''' (looking at them both) TWO Menasors??
--> '''Menasor #1:''' Can't be! '''I''' Menasor! Me!
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: When Menasor is formed, he is very powerful. Too bad that his components not only consist of a cruel tyrant, an egotistical glory-hog, a nihilist, a paranoid wreck and a complete nutter, but also that all of them hate the cruel tyrant. As such, this practically makes Menasor a ''walking asylum''.

!!!Function: Assault Base
-->"Total victory requires total destruction."

A giant saurian robot who transforms into a battle station and a city.
* BigEater: Oh yeah, he consumes '''50 energon cubes''' (50000 barrels of oil) '''an hour'''!!
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: His robot mode resembles a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
* GeniusLoci: His alt-form is a city.
* HumongousMecha: He is city-sized.
* ManChild: ''Especially'' in ''Thief in the Night''.
* TheRival: To Metroplex.


[[folder:1987 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: Headmaster Commander
-->"Kindness is no virtue... and cruelty is no vice."

A Decepticon binary bonded to a [[HumanAliens Nebulan]] named Lord Zarak. [[DependingOnTheWriter Exactly what their relation is varies]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked with [[spoiler:his death at the hand of Unicron]] in the Marvel comics.
-->'''[[spoiler:Scorponok]]:''' [[spoiler:Huuuu... Puh-Prime? Did... Did... kuuuu... I do... good?]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Optimus Prime]]:''' [[spoiler:Yes, old friend... You did good.]]
* 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.]]
* 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.
* HumongousMecha: His bigger robot mode is city-sized in some continuities. His smaller mode (as Lord Zarak) is an inversion of the trope.
* LargeAndInCharge: How large and how much in charge he is though [[DependingOnTheWriter varies]].
* LegacyCharacter: In the ''Wings Universe'' continuity, Zarak's son Olin inherits Scorponok after he passes away, becoming the mech's new operator.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster. He tends to use the Scorponok name in his bigger mode and the Lord Zarak name in his smaller mode, though some have called him Zarak when in Scorponok mode.
* ScaryScorpions: One of his altmodes.
* SocialDarwinist: Holds these beliefs in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMonstrosity''.
* YourSizeMayVary: Sometimes he is simply twice as tall as the average Decepticon, sometimes he's big emough to become a city.

!!!Function: Saboteur
-->"Obnoxiousness is not a problem, it is an art."

A member of the Horrorcons alongside Snapdragon.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: His animal altmode. And that's it.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
-->"Yuck, noble Autobots make me want to puke." - in ''The Rebirth''
* {{Jerkass}}: Even to fellow Decepticons, he's rude, loud and obnoxious.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Snapdragon.

!!!Function: Assault Team
-->"We're only halves of a whole, but double the trouble."

One of the Duocons - robots whose bodies transform into two vehicles.
* AscendedExtra: Botcon 2015 gave him a new toy and made him the narrator for the main story for that year.
* DependingOnTheWriter: His Bio in Dreamwave and his appearance in ''The Headmasters'' make him a Duocon, but his Marvel comics appearance makes him a Triple Changer. Timelines combines the two and says that he was originally a Duocon before being upgraded into a Triple Changer.
* FlawedPrototype: In the Dreamwave comics, Battletrap (and Flywheels) was the result of Shockwave's early attempts at creating a Transformer with more than one alt-mode, and failed as his consciousness was split between two vehicles.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Sometimes averted when some stories make him a Triple Changer and not a Duocon.

!!!Function: Assault Team
-->"Believe in yourself, but only if you both agree."

* DependingOnTheWriter: He can split into two altmodes in continuities like Headmasters, G1, and Dreamwave, but in the Marvel UK comic he was more of a triplechanger, as well as the IDW continuity.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: He had his top half shredded by Tesarus in the IDW comics.
* KilledOffForReal: In the Marvel comics and the G1 comics, possibly in the G2 comics. Killed in the IDW comics as well.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: When he divides on his altmodes, they cannot agree on anything.
* MythologyGag: Thinking Fulcrum was a zombie is a callback to one of the few stories where Flywheels was actually important, City of Fear, where an ancient city was infested with zombies.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: When introduced in issue 7 of the IDW comics, Flywheels does the least to emphasize his personality, only showing he's kinda twitchy.

!!!Function: Hypnotist
-->"Just one look from me and you've lost."

* BatOutOfHell: His altmode.
* CompellingVoice: He is a hypnotist, so this comes with the territory.
* EvilGenius: Mostly known for "brainwashing."
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.

!!!Function: Interceptor
-->"Keep shooting, eventually, you're bound to hit something."

* ATeamFiring
* EmpathicWeapon: Aimless.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In his case, the inability to hit a target is a trait of the character.
* MeaningfulName: In the IDW comics he got his name after an incident with a gun and 20 dead Decepticons.
* MotorMouth: His profile in the IDW comics states that he has ADHD.
* MythologyGag: His gun in the IDW comics looks like Aimless, in the original cartoon, their guns had the nebulons incorporated into them, so basically his gun looks the way it did before becoming a target master.

!!!Function: Warrior
-->"Too much destruction is never enough."

Another of Soundwave's tapes, he's the dumbest and most violent of the group.
* AxCrazy
* DumbMuscle
* HaremSeeker: In G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers.
* PowerIncontinence: Sometimes fails to size change when transforming from tape to dino mode resulting in an action figure sized T-Rex.
* TyrannosaurusRex: When he's not a tape.

!!Pounce and Wingspan
!!!Function: Infiltrator (Pounce), Data Processor (Wingspan)
-->'''Pounce:''' "Terror is the stage on which I perform."
-->'''Wingspan:''' "Knowledge is the most deadly weapon of all."

* CatsAreMean

!!!Function: [[OneManArmy S.T.A.G. (Solo Transformer Assault Group)]]
-->"Life is worth saving only as long as there are enemies worth destroying."

A Decepticon who has six forms and is a one man army.
* ChallengeSeeker: Sees battle as a way to test himself against powerful opponents.
* EquippableAlly: While in gun mode.
* IGaveMyWord: The only reason such an honorable warrior like Sixshot would ''continue'' to work for a deranged genocidal maniac like Galvatron was his sense of sworn-duty to Megatron.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: In the Japanese Headmasters series.
* MeaningfulName: Sixshot, being a Six Changer, has six forms--his robot mode, [[TankGoodness a tank]], [[{{BFG}} a gun]], [[CoolShip a spaceship]], an off-road vehicle, and a winged wolf.
* NobleDemon: Sixshot only serves the Decepticons out of a sense of sworn duty to Galvatron, and is actually a principled, decent and honorable warrior who does not kill children or innocents in cold blood. This hidden decency allows him to befriend Daniel later on, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn.
* [[OneManArmy One Bot Army]]: Sixshot is perfectly capable of holding his own against far more numerous opponents. Fitting, given that he is also a...
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the IDW comics, Sixshot is one of Megatron's "Phase-Sixers", a trio of extremely powerful Decepticons who are expected--and perfectly capable--of ''razing entire planets to the ground whenever they see action.''
* SuperSoldier: In IDW.

!!!Function: Swamp Warrior
-->"Autobots are like bad fuel - weak and greasy."

* ImAHumanitarian: Skullcruncher has eaten both Nebulans and Transformers.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.

!!!Function: Messenger
-->"Expect betrayal and your friends won't disappoint you."

Yet another of Soundwave's tapes, this one in the form of a ''Stegosaurus''. He's a paranoid moron who thinks everyone's out to get him.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The plates down his back double as this.
* ConspiracyTheorist: He's absolutely sure all the other Decepticons are plotting against him behind his back.
* DumbMuscle
* MightyGlacier: Strength score of 9, Speed score of ''1''.
* TheSpiny: Supposedly, in the IDW comics, Ultra Magnus steps on him with no bad consequences.

!!!Function: Air Defense
-->"The only way to survive a duel with me is to not show up."

* DirtyCoward: His definition of a "duel" is shooting his enemy from behind and at a distance.
* EmpathicWeapon: Caliburst
* MilesGloriosus
* OnlySaneMan: When your teammates are Triggerhappy and Misfire[[note]]Scourge and Cyclonus aren't always affiliated with the targetmasters[[/note]], coward or no, you're a more effective and stable teammate.

!!!Function: Interceptor
-->"If it doesn't get you dirty, it's not worth doing."

* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to set him off.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.
* ThePigPen
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lord Zarak. It is considered his only redeeming feature.

!!The Terrorcons
!!!Function: Terrorcon Leader (Hun-Grrr), Terrorist (Rippersnapper), Sentry (Sinnertwin), Foot Soldier (Blot), Shock Trooper (Cutthroat)
-->'''Hun-Grrr:''' "Eat only what you need - destroy the rest."
-->'''Rippernapper:''' "Autobots are an error I intend to correct."
-->'''Sinnertwin:''' "The sound of ripping metal is music to my audio modules."
-->'''Blot:''' "I'm not as bad as I look - I'm worse."
-->'''Cutthroat:''' "Compassion is the currency of losers."

A quintet of Decepticons who transform into monstrous, nightmarish creatures. And their mental states are just as monstrous and nightmarish as well. They're the rival team to the Technobots. They merge to form Abominus.
* AwesomeMcCoolname / PunnyName: ''Sinnertwin''
* BerserkButton: Hun-Grrr was in a good mood, he offered some energon chips to his boss, Bludgeon, due to a complex frame-up, Bludgeon believed Hun-Grrr to be a traitor. Hun-Grrr was more pissed off that his generosity was refused.
* BigEater: Hun-Grrr.
* DumbMuscle: Abominus is so destructively dumb that a timer needs to be set before the Terrorcons merge. However, there was this one time during the "Hate Plague" episode where he manages to beat Computron (because the latter "thinks too much).
* ExtremeOmnivore: Hun-Grrr can eat almost anything and spits it out as missiles and weaponry.
* FatSlob: Blot is not really fat in fat standards. But he's still [[DumbMuscle too dumb to do anything about it]].
* ThePigPen: Blot.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: To Sixshot (during Sixshot's IDW comics continuity).
* PsychopathicManchild: Rippersnapper takes his massive inferiority complex out on his Autobot enemies.
* ThePsychoRangers:
** BigBad EvilGenius: Hun-Grrr when he's not stuffing his face.
** TheBrute: Blot
** DarkChick: Cutthroat [[CombatSadomasochist CRANKS IT TO 15.]]
** [[TheDragon Two Dragons]]: Rippersnapper and Sinnertwin.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Terrorcon leader's name has been spelled as Hun-Gurrr, Hun-Grr, Hun-Garr, Hun-Grrr, and Hun-Gar across various official sources.
* VerbalTic: "Let's all speak like Grimlock!" (On and off during G1 cartoon.)
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sinnertwin's afraid so small, furry animals despite being a scary two-headed orthrus.

!!!Function: Gunner
-->"Have gun, have fun!"

* EmpathicWeapon: Blowpipe, Lord Zarak's brother-in-law.
* MeaningfulName
* TriggerHappy: Pun intended.

!!!Function: Tracker
-->"My pleasure with my enemy's pain comes."

* VerbalTic: [[YodaSpeak Backwards he talks.]]
* [[LosingYourHead Your Head Losing]]: A Headmaster he is.

[[folder:1988 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: Predator
-->"The greater the foe, the sweeter his fuel."
A twisted, vampire-like Decepticon Pretender whose bat-monster shell, while highly inefficient in its energy consumption, can corrode metal with its touch and leech the energy from other Cybertronians to strengthen Bomb-Burst.

* BatOutOfHell: His Pretender shell
* KilledOffForReal: IDW comics.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He's a giant alien robot who feeds on the energy of other robots because it both increases his strength and because his specialised armor will swiftly drain ''him'' of energy if he doesn't.
* ParanoiaFuel: InUniverse. Bomb-Burst is regarded as a dark and terrifying legend among Autobots for his preferred methods of silently hunting them down and picking them off, one by one, leaving behind mangled corpses sucked dry of fuel that are only found in dawn's light.
* WeaksauceWeakness: His optics are over-sensitised to light, so he shuns brightly lit places and sunlight. The fact his Pretender shell will rapidly deplete his own energy reserves if he doesn't feed often enough arguably counts.

!!!Function: Strategist
-->"The greatest power is the power to control."


!!!Function: Hunter/Tracker
-->"A cunning smile is more devastating than the fiercest weapon."

A Pretender whose shell and altmode are wolf-shaped. The original leader of the Mayhem Attack Squad, EvilCounterpart of the Wreckers.
* AntiHero: Post-HeelFaceTurn in Marvel UK continuity. Somewhere between a Type II and a Type III (arguably a type IV in his revenge arc).
* AntiVillain: Before HeelFaceTurn in UK comic continuity.
* BadAss
* BloodKnight: (Marvel UK) As he says to Springer: "I'm a Decepticon warrior! The need to fight is in my oil." However, he comes to value the fight for more than its own sake whilst defending humans from his former Decepticon comrades.
* CruelMercy: Stops Springer from killing Bludgeon, Stranglehold and Octopunch as he reasons "denying them their 'warrior's death' is the worst fate I could think of".
* DefectorFromDecadence: Marvel UK. Breaks away from the Mayhem Attack Squad with his Pretender comrade Catilla and joins up with the remnants of the Wreckers to form the Survivors. Later comes to admire and value human life.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with the Wreckers to fight Megs and Galvy in ''Time Wars''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* FireForgedFriends: With Springer and the Wreckers as a result of their ''Time Wars'' team-up.
* HeelFaceTurn: Again, in Marvel UK continuity. Joins the Autobots and comes to appreciate the value of human life; however, he still retains his Decepticon ruthlessness when fighting his former comrades. See Cruel Mercy and RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* NobleDemon: In the Marvel UK continuity, he disobeys his orders to "kill any Wreckers left standing" after fighting with them against Galvatron and Megatron in ''Time Wars''.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Marvel UK.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Takes out most of the New Mayhem Attack Squad after they kill his comrade, and fellow DefectorFromDecadence, Catilla. However, he spares Bludgeon, Stranglehold and Octopunch in the spirit of CruelMercy.

!!!Function: Aerial Assault
-->"Things are never as bad as they seem - usually they're worse."

A Decepticon Powermaster, partnered with the Nebulan theif Throttle. Partners with Dreadwind to combine into the spacecruiser Dreadwing.
CombiningMecha: with Dreadwind.

!!!Function: Mercenary
-->"The price of victory is never too high."


* KilledOffForReal: IDW comics
* TheMole: Undercover as an Autobot AND as a Decepticon, so he can get benefits from both sides. He even uses two different robot modes (humanoid as an Autobot, eagle-like as a Decepticon) to not be discovered.
* PlayingBothSides: In his only Marvel UK appearance, he uses his dual identities to manipulate Optimus and Scorponok.

!!!Function: Air Defense
-->"Fear is a friend whose presence is felt long after he's left."

A Decepticon Powermaster, partnered with the rogue Nebulan scientist Hi-Test.
* CombiningMecha: with Darkwing.
* TheEeyore: In the running against Dead End for Most Depressing Outlook In The Decepticon Army.

!!!Function: Tracker
-->"Leaders are for fools who need to follow."

* TheBerserker
* BerserkButton: Throws a fit if he's given orders.
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.

!!!Function: Naval Assault
-->"Ashes to ashes, rust to rust."


!!The Firecons
!!!Function: Firestorm Trooper (Cindersaur), Warrior (Flamefeather), Cryptologist (Sparkstalker)
-->'''Cindersaur:''' "Crash and burn... and burn... and burn."
-->'''Flamefeather:''' "The only good Autobot is a deactivated Autobot."
-->'''Sparkstalker:''' "The smallest details reveal the largest secrets."

The pyromaniac Cindersaur, the violent Flamefeather and the intelligent Sparkstalker, who can transform into a trio of fire-breathing beasts
* AxCrazy: Cindersaur ''and'' Flamefeather, much to Sparkstalker's chagrin.
* TheBerserker: Cindersaur ''and'' Flamefeather, again, the former because of his unbelievable idiocy and the latter because he's so violent that even the Decepticon military academies didn't want him.
* TheCracker: Sparkstalker, a brilliant cryptologist and extremely stealthy, sublte hacker. Instead of using those talents, he's stuck babysitting a driveling idiot and a rage fueled hate machine.
* BreathWeapon
* {{Gonk}}: They are drawn with a very high degree of toy accuracy in robot mode in the Marvel comics. Unfortunately this makes them all stumpy, chubby-looking dwarfs compared to more the proportionally humanoid designs of, say, the Seekers.
* HairTriggerTemper: It's said that Flamefeather's greatest achievement in life was talking to someone for a full minute without going into a frothing rage.
* KilledOffForReal: Sparkstalker was accidently incinerated by the idiotic Cindersaur in a FriendOrFoe incident.
** BackFromTheDead: In the Regeneration One comics.
* OnlySaneMan: Sparkstalker
* PyroManiac: By definition, but Cindersaur in particular.

!!!Function: Ground Trooper
-->"Smash all that stands and trample the rest."

* ALoadOfBull
* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster
* YourHeadAsplode: In the IDW comics

!!!Function: Terror Trooper
-->"Sow the seeds of fear and victory is yours."

* AnArmAndALeg: IDW comics. When he goes to Bludgeon about the Autobots having infiltrated the base, Bludegon's merged with his pretender shell, and the psychic shock causes him to go crazy and slice off one of Iguanus's arms and legs. He bleeds to death from the injury.
* BecomingTheMask: Ever since he gained a reptilian Pretender shell, he's been obsessed with them. His bio calls it 'misguided camaraderie.'
* CoolBike: He transforms into a bike that is a dead-ringer for a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' recon bike.
* EldritchAbomination: In ''Regeneration One''. The Autobots have no idea what the shadow-leeches are until they isolate one, analyze it, and discover to their horror that it used to be Iguanus...meaning that the other leeches used to be ''everyone else.''
* Narcissist: Swoons over his own freaky reptilian Pretender shell.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: A big creep in more ways than one. Even his bio calls him hideous, loathsome, and a monster.

!!!Function: Aerial Warrior
-->"Get hip or get hit!"

* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Finds Earth's fads and trends fascinating. So far, that means being a video game nerd.
* CryingWolf: Does this in the appropriately named Marvel UK strip ''Cry Wolf''; his comrades don't take it well; Carnivac ({{HeelFaceTurn}}ed Decepticon with ''wolf'' Pretender shell and alt mode) uses Needlenose's fear and paranoia to his advantage, making the paranoid Decepticon the first target of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* {{Empathic Weapon}}s: Sunbeam and Zigzag.
* EvilCounterpart: Needlenose's interest on Earth culture makes him very similar to Jazz.
* {{Jerkass}}: In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise''.
* KillItWithFire: He has a flamethrower in the IDW comics.
* MauveShirt: ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', he keeps showing up doing odd jobs for the Decepticons or for himself, from enforcing the peace, to hiding Dirge, to beating up civilians, to advocating that the Autobots not kill Megatron.

!!!Function: Ground Assault
-->"Nothing lasts forever... so why not destroy it now?"

* TheBerserker: Violent to a fault, too. Other Decepticons have to dive for cover because he shoots everywhere and lets his hit count do the talking.
* TheBully: Basically a big ol' jerk that tries to pick on anyone he thinks is weaker than him, which usually comes back to bite him in the aft.
* DumbMuscle: His Strength, Endurance, Courage, and Firepower levels are quite high. His intelligence is only slightly better than Sludge, widely considered the dimmest bulb among the Dinobots.
* {{Empathic Weapon}}s: Tiptop and Heater.
* MuggingTheMonster: Quake tends to underestimate people, and then tends to get his butt kicked. Most notably, he mocked the relatively diminutive [[WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars Tigatron]] during the 3H comic era, and got his face vaporized off for his effort.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A powerful brute who turns into a magenta-purple tank.
* TankGoodness: More like Tank Badness due to being such a bully.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Quake has a bad habit of dying a lot.

!!!Function: Gunner
-->"Destruction has a beauty all its own."

* ForTheEvulz
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: ''ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor'' he's not that effective or smart. When chased down a hall way, he eptied several clips into the wall behind him, reasoning that the pursuers have to come around the same corner and get shot (his companion said it was stupid, as they wouldn't run into a hallway riddled with gunfire).
* RedShirt: IDW Stormbringer comics he's killed when fighting Thunderwing.
* TheSociopath

!!The Seacons
!!!Function: Seacon Team Leader (Snaptrap), Underwater Excavations (Nautilator), Undersea Terminator (Overbite), Undersea Reconnaissance (Seawing), Amphibious Assault (Skalor), Underwater Demolitions (Tentakil), Undersea Warrior (Piranacon)
-->'''Snaptrap:''' "Broken Autobots never mend."
-->'''Nautilator:''' "Blame someone else before they blame you."
-->'''Overbite:''' "There are two kinds of creatures: predator and prey."
-->'''Seawing:''' "The darkest depths reveal the darkest secrets."
-->'''Skalor:''' "I stink, therefore I am."
-->'''Tentakil:''' "Embrace your enemies... until they're terminated."
-->'''Piranacon:''' "Underwater, no one can hear you scream."

A team of six Decepticons who transform into sea creatures. They are Snaptrap (leader, a turtle), Nautilator (a lobster), Overbite (a shark), Seawing (a manta ray), Skalor (a coelacanth) and Tentakill (a squid).
* BloodKnight: Snaptrap's favorite part of the hunt is the kill.
* ButtMonkey: Nautilator. If not for the Seacons being relatively unknown, one would believe ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'''s Zoidberg is an {{Expy}} of him.
** Also a meta example: Nautilator was excluded when the team was sold as a multi-pack.
* CombiningMecha: They form Piranacon
* EgomaniacHunter: All of them, and taken to such an extreme in Piranacon that Snaptrap had to install an automatic timer to insure that they'd separate after a certain amount of time to prevent them Piranacon from hunting all the time.
* EmpathicWeapon: Piranacon's a "Scramble City" Combiner with special hands. So any one of his limbs can become his gun.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tentakil, so very much.
* LeeroyJenkins: Nautilator. His physical abilities are certainly impressive...but he's such a moron that the rest of the Seacons end up {{Face Palm}}ing every time he gets himself in trouble and they have to rescue him.
* TheLoad: The rest of the Seacons feel this way about Nautilator, since they've repeatedly had to fish his chassis out of the depths whenever he gets himself lost. Whenever they form Piranacon, the Seacons always make Nautilator serve as their weapon, rather than let him form a body part. As Snaptrap says, if Nautilator didn't occasionally find something useful when he got lost, they would have left him to rust a long time ago.
* NeverMyFault: Nautilator is, according to his tech specs, a "stumbling, bumbling amphibious foul-up." Of course, whenever he's called out for his screw-ups, he always tries to shift the blame to someone else.
* NoRespectGuy: Nautilator
* ThePigPen: Skalor DOES NOT CARE about what other Decepticons think about his lack of personal hygiene.
* SerialKiller: Tentakil is oh~so~smooth.
* TheStarscream: Seawing, inside the team.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Nautilator tends to rust easily, he can't navigate to save his spark, and he has trouble swimming. And he's a member of the Decepticons' ''underwater strike force''.
* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Skalor, a disgusting slob who is as unkind as he is unsanitary.

!!!Function: Siege Warrior
-->"Those who stand against me shall soon fall before me!"
A Decepticon Pretender whose shell is a monstrous, horned, skull-headed humanoid.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* DependingOnTheWriter: Thanks to "Monstercon From Mars", writers are torn between having Skullgrin be a mindless brute obsessed with destruction and violence (per his tech specs) and his comic portrayal, who was smart, obsessed with fame and immersing himself in human culture (including becoming an actor), and showing kindness to humans.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Transformers #46 (Monstercon From Mars), which has Skullgrin embrace Earth and become a movie star, showing him as someone who was far more than a bruiser and who was interested in fame as an actor and capable of kindness towards humans.
* KilledOffForReal: G2[[note]]killed when his spaceship blew up in orbit[[/note]] and IDW comics [[note]]Wreckers tossed a grenade at him and Bomburst, blowing them up.[[/note]]
* PeopleInRubberSuits: In-Universe example. He used his Pretender shell to become a star in monster films.
* PetTheDog: Forms an actual friendship with an actress when he was taken to become an actor, and saves her later on. His teammates make fun of him for it.

!!!Function: Assault Warrior
-->"Stealing isn't a crime, getting caught is."


!!!Function: Aerial Assault
-->"Respect your foes' abilities as you would your own."


* AwesomeMcCoolName
* TheCameo: He appears in TransformersArmada where he is the sole survivor of a dead cybertron in another Universe.
* CombatPragmatist: In the Marvel comics. When Carnivac comes for them, Spinister snipes him instead of fighting him hand to hand. When the Mayhems resolve to go down fighting, he opts to run.
* {{Empathic Weapon}}s: Hairsplitter and Singe.
* EnigmaticMinion: That's his bio in a nutshell, he's a mystery to all those around him, no one knows his motives. In the Regeneration 1 comics, all the Decepticons opt to work for Scorponok after he kills Misfire, while leaving, Spinister relays the information to Soundwave, for his own reasons.
* GeniusDitz: In the IDW continuity he's an expert surgeon despite being too dumb to count to three.
* KilledOffForReal: Carnivac killed him in the Marvel comics (the comics in question had questionable continuity, and all future appearances in that continuity keep him alive), and in TransformersArmada, he was killed by Unicron.
* MythologyGag: His IDW personality, being a bit crazy in the head and all, hearkens back to TransformersArmada, where Optimus prime meets an insane Spinister on a dead Cybertron.
* TheQuietOne
* TooDumbToLive: In the IDW comics.
* WeakButSkilled: He has some impressive moves, but is seriously lacking in physical strength.

!!!Function: Interrogator (Beastbox), Translator (Squawktalk)
-->'''Beastbox:''' "Speak now if you intend to ever speak at all."
-->'''Squawktalk:''' "If you have nothing interesting to say, say it anyway."

A Decepticon composed of the cassettes Squawktalk and Beastbox.
* TheBrute: Beastbox
* MotorMouth: Squawktalk can request a cracker in trillions of languages.
* RememberTheNewGuy: In the IDW comics, Soundwaves cassettes all are shown a little back-story, Ravage, Laserbeak and Buzzzsaw already work for him, Rumble and Frenzy get retooled to work with him, and he forces Ratbat into a cassette body, but Squawkbox just shows up out of nowhere helping to deliver weapons to the newly formed Decepticon army.

!!!Function: Saboteur
-->"Place brawn before brains and victory is yours."

* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster.

!!!Function: Undersea Warfare
-->"Conquer the seas and the rest will fall!"
An aquatic Decepticon Pretender whose Pretender shell is a vaguely humanoid aquatic lifeform, something like Film/TheCreatureFromTheBlackLagoon in Roman Legionary armour.
* BecomingTheMask: His Pretender shell has engendered a very real respect and care for sea life.
* BerserkButton: Submarauder ''hates'' company in general, but people -- human, Autobot, even Decepticon -- interfering with the creatures he is so fascinated with ''really'' stirs him up.
* ForgetsToEat: Submarauder apparently can get so caught up in his studies and meditations that he forgets to return to base for refuelling.
* GeniusBruiser: The savage, raging berserker is actually, at heart, a reclusive and scholarly intellectual who finds great satisfaction in observing sea life and pondering the ocean's mysteries.
* HiddenDepths: Let's face it, "easily-angered Decepticon warrior" and "scholar with a genuine love for sea creatures and the ocean" don't exactly go together at first glance.

!!the Triggercons
!!!Function: Data Collector (Crankcase), Combat Assault (Ruckus), Air Defense (Windsweeper)
-->'''Crankcase:''' "Things are never as good as they seem."
-->'''Ruckus:''' I take a licking and keep on kicking."
-->'''Windsweeper:''' "Uninvited guests soon become smoldering wrecks."

Composed of the whiny Crankcase, the loud Ruckus and the neatfreak Windsweeper. They are part of the Mayhem Attack Squad.

* TheCynic: Crankcase is always in a bad mood.
* [[spoiler: HumongousMecha]] In the IDW comics, Crankcase finds one in the Spaceship.
* GiverOfLameNames: Crankcase in the IDW comics
* KilledOffForReal: Ruckus (IDW comics)
* LoudOfWar: Ruckus
* MadeOfIron: In the IDW comics, Crankcase been pummeled, electrocuted, and previously had a chunk of his head blown off. His original appearance had him survive an encounter with Thunderwing, a being who killed most of his squad (including Ruckus) and leveled at least two planets.
* NeatFreak: Windsweeper, along with a bit of TerrifiedOfGerms, to the point of shooting anything else in the air: planes, birds, insects, leaves, even clouds. He can be defeated by throwing garbage at him, as being dirty causes him to become irrational enough to literally blow a fuse.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Crankcase was originally a scrawny, nerdy, constantly picked-on fuel spill janitor before getting an upgraded body complete with shoulder cannons.
* OnlySaneMan: Crankcase shares this role with Krok in the scavengers arc of the IDW comics.
* SkewedPriorities: In Spotlight Megatron, Windsweeper wonders if they should stop Starscream and Megatron from killing eachother because they were making a mess. Skywarp threatens to TeleFrag him if he tries.


[[folder:1989 Decepticons]]

!!The Air Strike Patrol
!!!Function: Espionage
-->"The more tightly you hold a secret, the more we like ripping it a way."

Consists of Whisper, Storm Cloud, Nightflight, and Tailwind.
* TheChessmaster: Tailwind, the only one of the group who stands a chance of success in scheming to take control of the team because he's both subtle and manipulative.
* TheCracker: Storm Cloud, in his team role as a combination virus writer and ECM specialist.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Whisper knows he's surrounded by people who'd be only too pleased to stage a coup against him, but he also realises he's stuck with a quiet schemer, a lazy ass kisser, and an unsubtle moron. He's smart enough to know who to worry about, so he keeps a close eye on Tailwind, downplays Nightflight's accomplishments to their commanders, and just lets Storm Cloud keep shooting himself in the foot.
* DirtyCoward: Nightflight, though he'll argue he's actually a CombatPragmatist.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In the first run of the Marvel Comics, #68 ''The Human Factor''.]]
* TheMole: In an EvilVersusEvil scenario. They faked loyalty to Scorponok, but actually worked for Megatron.
* MuggingTheMonster: They attack an oil refinery and run into Hector Dialonzo. They think he's just another flesh creature. [[spoiler: They don't survive, as it turns out he's the superhero Dynamo.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Whisper, who lacks any real flaws aside from being a Decepticon squad leader.
* OpportunisticBastard: Nightflight again. He's the sort of person who would prefer to steal pocket change rather than put in the effort to rob a bank because the change was easier to take.
* TheStarscream: ''Everyone'' to Whisper. That's right, his entire team is trying to usurp his command.
* TheStoic: Tailwind. He says the least of anyone in the team, but that just means he's more likely to get away with his plots.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The only way this bunch of backstabbing, squabbling rowdies get anything done.
* TooDumbToLive: Storm Cloud. Usually attempting to stage a coup in a villain's army requires a degree of subtlety, restraint, or skill. Storm Cloud has none of these and will loudly announce plans to overthrow Whisper in public. In front of Whisper.

!!!Function: Aerial Defense
-->"My price is too high and you're going to pay."


!!!Function: Electric Warrior
-->"To know your own limits, you must first know your foe's limits."

A Decepticon martial artist whose Pretender shell is a samurai skeleton.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A master of the Cybertronian martial art of Metallikato, and prone to preceeding his sentences with a heartfelt '''"Fools!"'''
* BigBad: He becomes the Decepticon leader following the battle with Unicron in [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the Marvel comics]], and keeps the title for the remainder of the series. In continuations of the book (such as ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'' and ''Regeneration One'') he continues to be Decepticon leader, if only at first.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Whenever he appears in fiction or as a toy, you're far more likely to see Bludgeon with his Pretender shell on than the inner robot inside it.
* CoolTank: His altmode.
* DragonAscendant: Becomes Decepticon leader in [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the Marvel comics]] following the battle with Unicron and Scorponok's death.
* FantasticFightingStyle: Metallikato.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: He wields a katana in most fiction appearances, despite his original toy lacking such a weapon entirely.
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Samurai Skeleton Robot]]: Thanks to his Pretender shell.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: After becoming [[BigBad Decepticon leader]], Bludgeon gives a RousingSpeech to the Decepticons, saying that they're warriors and shouldn't fight what's in their oil.
* TankGoodness: His alternate mode.

!!!Function: Naval Warfare
-->"Terror is the ultimate weapon."


!!!Function: Fuel Depot
-->"An engine is only as powerful as the fuel that runs it."


!!!Function: Salvage
-->"Anything that can sink is worth sinking."

A Pretender whose shell resembles a humanoid squid monster.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: He's no more dangerous than your average Decepticon, but, to quote Website/TFWikiDotNet, get back to us on this after he shoots God in the face.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In "[[Comicbook/TheTransformers The Primal Scream]]", he shoots Grimlock, the shot bounces off him and hits Primus, awakening the dormant creator with a scream... which warns Unicron about his presence, so he courses towards Cybertron. [[SarcasmMode Thanks a lot, Octopunch]].
** Oh, and later fiction says that this action was heard ''multiversally'', awakening Unicron from his own dormancy.

!!The Pretender Monsters
!!!Function: Aerial Attack Trooper (Birdbrain), Ground Assault (Bristleback), Demolitions (Icepick), Sonic Saboteur (Scowl), Combat Artist (Slog), Aerial Assault (Wildfly), Super Warrior (Monstructor)
-->'''Birdbrain:''' "Anyone who is not a predator is considered prey."
-->'''Bristlebck:''' "You can't tell a Decepticon by its cover."
-->'''Icepick:''' "From today's rubble-strewn fields shall emerge a new Decepticon world!"
-->'''Scowl:''' "Control sound, and the faintest whisper can be the fiercest weapon."
-->'''Slog:''' "Destruction is the highest form of art."
-->'''Wildfly:''' "Strike fear into your enemy, and you've won half the battle."

Six pretenders whose shells and altmodes are monster-shaped. They are Birdbrain, Bristleback, Icepick, Scowl, Slog and Wildfly.
* CombiningMecha: They form Monstructor.
* MadArtist: Slog turns his enemies into alleged masterpieces.
* PoisonousPerson: [[EldritchAbomination Monstructor]] [[OmnicidalManiac literally kills]] [[TouchOfDeath anything he touches]].

!!!Function: Ground Forces Commander
-->"To show fear is to admit defeat."


!!!Function: Aerial Defense
-->"Shoot first, aim later."


!!Function: Aerial Assault Commander
-->"The bigger the boom, the better I like it!"


!!!Function: Interstellar Assault
-->"Terror reigns from the skies, the hapless rule on the ground."


!!the Sports Car Patrol
!!!Function: Advance Assault
-->"It takes force to push back the enemy, but speed clears the way."

Composed of Detour, Blackjack, Hyperdrive and Road Hugger.
* AscendedExtra: Blackjack's Combiner Wars toy is able to become Menasor's chestpiece, making him something of an unofficial Stunticon.

!!!Function: Enforcer
-->"Rule one is: There are no rules!"


!!!Function: Aerial Espionage
-->"Cover yourself with lies and no one will find you."

* BadBoss: He seems to be this, risking his troops' lives to get the Matrix, but when he finally gets it and uses it to attack Spinister, he notices the corrupted Matrix is influencing him, since [[EvenEvilHasStandards he wouldn't harm a fellow Decepticon]].
* BigBad: of the "Matrix Quest" arc.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In the IDW comics, his experiments with [[strike:Pretender]] [[NotUsingTheZWord polydermal grafting]] technology made him unfathomably powerful and nigh-indestructable, at the cost of obliterating his sanity and turning him into a mindless engine of destruction. The Autobot and Decepticon armies took on Thunderwing, combined and in their entirety, and even then they ''still'' couldn't kill the monster he had become.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Nightbeat used Thunderwing's brief moment of clarity to harpoon him out of the Ark.
* IWarnedYou: In the IDW comics he's the only Scientist to figure out the Energon crisis before it was too late, and warn the others (Shockwave didn't care to tell anyone). His warnings go unheeded, and he takes matters into his own hands.
* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Primus, What Have I Done?]]: He notices he's losing it after he turns the Matrix power against Spinister.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: While he wasn't the only factor contributing to Cybertron's decline, he was definitely the one to push things over the edge and leave the planet a barren, radiation-choked wasteland utterly inhospitable to Transformer life.
* SealedEvilInACan: By virtue of having run out of energy and being locked within his own Pretender shell. That is, until Bludgeon and his insane Pretender cult roused the beast from its slumber..=
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: See ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice above
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In the IDW comics, he figured out that the planet would die out because the war would exhaust resources (and in many continuities, that's exactly what happened), so he created his polydermal technology to survive the depletion (nobody else wanted to partake in it because they thought it was disgusting). Ultimately, his mind was destroyed and he became the very thing which ravaged the planet and made it uninhabitable. His last words were screaming at his computer to cancel the procedure.


[[folder:1990 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: Bounty Hunter
-->"No prey is too large, no fee is too small."

* BountyHunter

!!the Battle Squad
!!!Function: Aerial Counterattack
-->"The higher they fly, the faster they'll fall!"

Composed of Direct-Hit, Power Punch, Fireshot, Vanquish, Meltdown and Half-Track.

!!!Function: Martial arts warrior
-->"To the victor go the profits"
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Played with. He respects Bludgeon, but hopes to defeat him someday.
* EnemyMine: Arcee finds him, Gutcruncher and Axer beaten up, and most of their unit killed, and he offers an allegiance with the remaining to hunt down their mutual enemies.
* FantasticFightingStyle: Crystalocution.
* PragmaticVillainy: Banzai-tron heavily believes in this, hoping to take people apart with his Crystalocution and sell their parts. He even disregarded the spiritual side of his training because he didn't believe in it. In the IDW verse, he has a retrieval mission, and he doesn't turn it into a KillEmAll job because it would take too much time and resources, that and the cons they were retrieving could give them combiner tech.

!!Blackout and Spaceshot
!!!Function: Ground Infantry
-->"Persistence is the cornerstone of victory"


!!the Constructor Squad
!!!Function: Battlefield Fortification
-->"There's nothing like the feel of cold steel."

Composed of Grit, Knockout, Sledge, Hammer, Stonecruncher and Excavator. Micromasters who form only half a vehicle and need to combine with their partner to form the full one.
* BerserkButton: Mess with Excavator in Stonecruncher's presence. Do it.
* BlessedWithSuck: Hammer can't move around in ''his own alt-mode'' unless he's attached to Sledge (or any other front-end micromaster).
* BoringButPractical: Sledge values function over aesthetics and doesn't even ''try'' to combine the two. This is because he's a "soldier first, builder second" and honestly doesn't care about construction beyond what it takes to get the job done.
* TheFatalist: [[NietzscheWannabe Grit]] is a strangely optimistic version of this, in that he figures that, okay, yeah, they're all going to die and everything they know and value is going to crumble to dust at some point or another because time is kind of a dick like that, but hey: He's certain that at least the Decepticon empire will continue to thrive.
* HatesBeingTouched: Hammer will kill you.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Sledge. He may seem gruff and antisocial, but if he sees his teammates struggling with anything then he's always the first to rush in to help.
** Stonecruncher. He's loud and aggressive, but he honestly means well. So long as you're a Constructor, that is.
* TheQuietOne: Excavator prefers being off by himself until there's something to build, at which point he suddenly comes to life.
* TheRival: Hammer views the Constructors as being this toward the better-known Constructicons. And he's ''sure'' that his team is better.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Excavator (quiet, introverted, withdrawn until there's a project to work on) and Stonecruncher (frat boy personality, loud and aggressive)
* SleepyHead: ''Knockout''. To the point of narcolepsy, though it really only happens whenever he gets excited about something. Sometimes he does this while in alt-mode and poor Grit has to haul him around until he wakes up.

!!!Function: Air-to-ground support
-->"Conquest of the Autobots begins with control of the sky!"


!!!Function: Foot soldier
-->"The road to conquest is best travelled one step at a time."

* AscendedExtra: In the 2010s he was plucked from obscurity and featured as both the captain of the Scavengers in the IDW comics, as well as getting a new toy and a starring role in issue 9 of the Timelines comic.
* TheCaptain: Of the scavengers in the IDW comics.
* OnlySaneMan: Of the Scavengers, he's able to think up the plans, and his personality doesn't inhibit him.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed with his relationship with Gatoraider. While Krok treats him as an equal, Gatoraider's sentience is barely above an animal and he behaves as such. He's not a sentient Transformer in an animalistic form (like Laserbeak or Ravage) but rather a mecha-fauna, and Krok speaking to him is more akin to someone talking to their dog rather than a fellow being.

!!the Military Patrol
!!!Function: Front Line Assault
-->"The ultimate force is the force of destruction."

Composed of Bombshock (leader), Dropshot, Growl and Tracer.

!!the Race Track Patrol
!!!Function: Mobile Assault
-->"There are two kinds of fighters, Decepticons and losers."

Composed of Barricade (leader), Ground Hog, Motorhead and Roller Force.
* AscendedExtra: Became the main Decepticons of the Dreamwave-era Micromaster miniseries, albeit more in a deuteragonist role rather than an antagonistic one.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Barricade acts as a nagging coach to boost his team's efficiency, but it just makes things worse because Motorbreath gets distracted from battle to check if Barricade notices how well is he doing.

!!Terror-Tread and Cement-Head
!!!Function: Demolitions
-->"We aim for nothing less than total victory!"


!!!Function: Gunslinger
-->"A gun is only as good as the one who holds it!"

* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: IDW comics, Revelation, his body could be seen impaled on a piece of shrapnel after Monstructor cleans his team out, he survived.
* KilledOffForReal: He ''didn't'' survive Impactor shooting him in the chest with a Harpoon later on in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''.


[[folder:1991 Decepticons]]

!!!Function: Self Contained Nomadic Assault Machine
-->"I stand my ground... I accept any challenge... I am hungry for conflict."

A legendary Decepticon leader and OneManArmy.
* AdaptationalVillainy: NobleDemon in his debut in the Japanese series, a completely AxCrazy, [[TheSociopath sociopathic]], [[HeroKiller depraved]] [[TheDreaded lunatic]] in the IDW comics, and a regular Decepticon conqueror [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou who won't be upstaged]] in the Classicsverse.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Averted and Lampshaded in the IDW. Overlord has no ambitions, he doesn't seek power, and will never become TheStarscream, all he wants to do is upgrade his kills from homicide to genocide. He wants to being pain and suffering and death, and getting in the way of that goal angers him.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All versions.
* BoomHeadshot: IDW comics, he kills Wingblazer, his partner, and Rotorstorm this way.
* CanonForeigner: He originates from ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', a Japanese series out of continuity with the American cartoon.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Almost ''everything'', including whether he's a Transformer at all! In the West, he is. In Japan, he's actually a "Godmaster," which is a human in armor emulating one. In Overlord's case, he's actually ''two'' armored humans fused together, one of which is a woman!
* EyeScream: In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' he rips off Springer's face, blinding both eyes, and tearing one out.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father And Mother To Their Men]]: See UnholyMatrimony, below.
* FauxAffablyEvil: IDW comics, polite, eloquent, and completely crazy. Case in point, when an Elite Autobot Task Force crash down in front of him, one of them, Rotorstorm, cracks a joke. No one laughs, except Overlord, who thought it was funny. He immediately points a gun at Rotorstorm's head and splatters his companions with cranial fluid.
* GenderBender: See above.
* TheHeavy: To Big Bad Devil Z in Masterforce.
* NoExportForYou: He was only available in Japan and Europe.
* OneManArmy
* PsychoForHire: Subverted in IDW Comics. He's always in it to cause suffering, but he's his own bot, and he won't be hired or working for anyone.
* SlasherSmile: Common in IDW comics [[ like here]].
* TheSociopath: IDW Comics
* UnholyMatrimony: Giga and Mega (the male and female part of Overlord, respectively). They see the Decepticons (specially the Jr Headmasters, but the way older Pretenders too) as their sons.

!!!Function: Massive assault specialist
-->"Annihilation equals victory!"

* FrenchJerk
* NoExportForYou: He was only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: of Wheeljack.
* PoweredArmor: His exo-suit, which aldo transforms into his buggy.
* ShoutOut: to the French taunter from Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail.


[[folder:1992 Decepticons]]

!!The Predators
!!!Function: Air Commandant (Skyquake), Leader (Falcon), Scientific Advisor (Skydive), Surveillance (Snare), Advance Fighter (Talon), Communications Expert (Stalker)
-->'''Skyquake:''' "Break them, crush them - grind them to dust!"
-->'''Falcon:''' "I despise weakness and spit on compassion."
-->'''Skydive:''' "True cruelty is the highest form of art."
-->'''Snare:''' "Fear? What's fear? It's all fun to me."
-->'''Talon:''' "Don't get me mad... when I get mad, I get even."
-->'''Stalker:''' "Hate till it hurts and then hate some more."

Composed of Skyquake, Falcon, Skydive, Snare, Talon, and Stalker
* CardCarryingVillain: Their quotes lend the impression that they're like this.
* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: Stalker and Soundwave zig-zag with this trope. Despite being intentionally designed to look like Soundwave, he was a brand-new mold with a different altmode. Since tape decks became outdated, Soundwave has been released at least twice as a repaint of Stalker, so Soundwave is the PaletteSwap, but since Soundwave is an older, more recognisable character, Stalker tends to be regarded as the PaletteSwap.

* [[FiveBadBand Six Bad Band]]:
** BigBad: Skyquake.
*** LargeAndInCharge
** TheDragon: Falcon.
** EvilGenius: Skydive.
** TheBrute: Snare and Talon.
** DarkChick: Stalker.
* TheStarscream: In the IDW comics, [[TheShrink Calcar]] discusses this about Skyquake. Skyquake took over a space sector, and made it his own (Calcar calls it going native), installing his own government, and ruling the sector by himself. However, despite the power, he's still loyal to the Decepticons, and leaves his post to attack a heavily fortified Autobot Prison when Megatron orders it. Defying the trope.

[[folder:Canon Immigrants]]

!!!Function: Operations Commander
-->Your mind is mine for the taking"

A CanonImmigrant in more than one sense, since he comes from the WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots reality.
* {{Cyborg}}: Just like other Gobots and unlike other Transformers, he has an organic brain in a robotic body.
* MadScientist
* PaletteSwap: of Bumblebee, after changing his body to blend better among the Transformers

-->"'''Mercy''' is not dispensed here, fools... only '''death'''!"

A Decepticon warlord who took command on Cybertron after Megatron and company disappeared.
* AxeCrazy
* AnAxeToGrind
* TheCaligula: Even by Decepticon standards. Which is really saying something.
* GrandTheftMe: With a copy of Megatron's body in the Marvel UK comics. Sort of. [[ It's complicated.]]
* ToylessToylineCharacter: During the original toyline run. He got a figure in 2010 as part of the Generations toyline.

!!!Function: Aerospace warrior
-->"Unchecked power is the true path to divinity."

A radioactive Seeker who believes he is a god.
* AscendedExtra: He first appeared as an unnamed background character in the first animated episode.
* AGodAmI: His lethal radioactivity has caused him to believe that he is a god. In fact, his Masterpiece toy comes with a redeco of Starscream's crown, cape and shoulder pads (though this may or may not be a coincidence).
* PaletteSwap: Just like most Seekers, he's one for Starscream.
* WalkingWasteland: Sunstorm is so named because he is dangerously radioactive; his mere presence causes other Transformers to melt, corrode and die. This, combined with his physically and mentally unstable nature, has resulted in Sunstorm developing a ''massive'' god complex.


* AscendedExtra: Like Sunstorm, he was a generic Seeker that appeared in the first episode.
* PaletteSwap: Of Starscream, though he more accurately resembles Thundercracker with extra bits of red and white.


* AscendedExtra: Appeared as a no-name generic in the first episode, alongside Bitstream and Sunstorm, attacking Wheeljack and Bumblebee.
* TheEngineer
* PaletteSwap: He's a purple Starscream.
* PlayingWithFire: His favorite creation is his pyropathic flamethrower.

!!Acid Storm

A member of the Rainmaker squad.
* AscendedExtra: Not to the extent of Sunstorm, but Acid Storm has had more appearences since his one episode.
* CoolPlane: Transformed into a pyramid-jet in his brief one episode appearance. IDW and toys would give him the standard F-15 Eagle mode.
* MeaningfulName: He makes acid rain along with his fellow Rainmakers (though their since-elaborated-on powers seem to imply making acid rain is something only he can do).
* MythologyGag: His quiet nature and preference to wallow in anonymity is likely a reference to his appearance in "Divide and Conquer", where he was a generic Seeker who didn't speak.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Shrapnel blows Ultra-Magnus's ship out of the sky, Acid Storm yells at him as his rash actions have now sent debris heading towards their outpost. It gets destroyed.
* PaletteSwap: Like all Seekers, he's a Starscream recolor. His design did change from his initial bright green color to a more appealing jungle camouflage paint job.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks and prefers to silently serve under his superiors.
* ShutUpKirk: Gives one to Starscream when he tries to give a speech about letting go of the Decepticon cause for peace.

!!Nova Storm

Another Rainmaker member.
* AscendedExtra: Like the rest of his squad, Nova Storm was originally a generic Seeker painted in bright yellow (though he wasn't Sunstorm).
* CoolPlane: Turns into a Cybertronian tetrajet in his one appearance.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In the same "Ask Vector Prime" update that gave him his name, [[ he got a snazzy new look]].
* MeaningfulName: Nova Storm is able to survive volcanic or otherwise extremely hot environments for small periods of time.
* PaletteSwap: He's a Seeker, so of course.
* PlayingWithFire: Downplayed; his armor allows him to survive volcanic environments.

!!Ion Storm

The third and final Rainmaker member.
* AscendedExtra: Yet another background Seeker from the cartoon.
* CoolPlane: Like the other Rainmakers, he turned into a Cybertronian jet in his one appearance in "Divide and Conquer".
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Like with Nova Storm, [[ he was redesigned]] in the same "Ask Vector Prime" update that named him.
* MeaningfulName: Ion Storm has [[ShockAndAwe control over electricity]].
* PaletteSwap: Like any other Seeker.
* ShockAndAwe: Ion Storm is electrokinetic, and can create [=EMPs=].


Leozack's Sister.
* AdaptationalBadass: Went from a weepy sister in her debut to a full fledged, though still kinda depressed, Decepticon Warrior in the ''ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor'' comic.
* CallingYourAttacks: Guess it runs in the family.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Wings of Honor Comic mentions that she isn't taken very seriously, reduced to a servant by Deathsaurus and talked down to by Starscream.
* GlassCannon: Takes on Magnum and cuts him down, but before she can kill him, she's beaten by a single punch.
* ShrinkingViolet: Manga and Wings of Honor. In the Wings verse her bio does mention her isolation, but this trope causes many to underestimate her.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Deathsaurus.


Decepticon soldier and former commander of Deadlock (aka Drift).
* ArmCannon
* BadBoss: Kills the aliens he used to build his ship, not very pleasant to the Decepticons under him either.
* EyePatchOfPower: After Optimus punched out one of his Optics
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Has little patience for pacifists or opportunists.


A Decepticon soldier in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* LovableCoward
* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack]]: He's a K-class Decepticon. Guess what the K stands for.
* HeroicSacrifice: As [[spoiler: a living Bomb]] he attempts to do this to the DJD to save his new friends. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a dud, and the DJD leave because they think he's dead. He survived, and it's revealed that Spinister cut out his explody part so he wouldn't blow up when they were trying to salvage him.]]


A Decepticon bounty hunter. First appeared in IDW's Drift miniseries, now leader of a band of Decepticons in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* BountyHunter: [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Like his namesake.]]
* CanonImmigrant: An interesting case. The character himself comes from WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated, while his design is based on the Lockdown figure from a [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Revenge of the Fallen]] movie toyline.
* CoolCar: Transforms into a muscle car.
* HookHand: Has a large hook in place of his right hand.


A massive Decepticon bruiser that blindly follows Megatron. Currently a member of Lockdown's group in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* TheBrute
* CanonImmigrant: This one's from WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated. His second appearance has him in a direct reference, while his first had him based of his Reveal the Shield Toy.
* CoolPlane: His toy transforms into a bomber plane.
* RocketPunch: The Punch of Kill Everything.
* SycophanticServant
* UndyingLoyalty: Carried over from his [[TransformersAnimated Animated namesake.]] If the grand and '''GLORIOUS''' Megatron commands it, Lugnut will obey without question.

! Decepticon Justice Division

When Decepticons disobey orders or go rogue, It's the DJD's job to hunt them down. Debut in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
* TortureTechnician: a whole team dedicated to it.

!! Tarn

Well spoken member of the DJD, turns into a tank.
* ArmCannon[=/=]{{BFG}}: He has two Fusion cannons on his arm, showing his loyalty to the cause.
* BigBad
* CaptainPatriotic: Inverted. Tarn is loyal to Megatron above all others, and his ideals about how Cybertron should be run. Tarn has the Decepticon Symbol grafted to ''his face.''
* FantasticDrug: Addicted to transforming, if one looks at his scenes in issue 8, he transforms a lot.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Talks politely, quotes poetry and philosophy, all as you die. [[spoiler: His actual words go at a frequency so that the spark of the victim gives out]]
* TortureTechnician
* WickedCultured

!! Kaon

Turns into an Electric chair and organizes the list of people the DJD hunt down, he owns the Pet.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: His optics are black and gives the appearance that he has only eye-sockets. While not intentional, James Roberts admits to liking the idea Kaon's blind.
* ElectricTorture: Employed via his chair.
* PsychoElectro: He shoots electricity from his chair mode and his hands for combat.
* TortureTechnician: Via Electric Torture

!! Vos

* EyeScream: Inverted. He's got all sorts of spikes and drills under his face, and they're all over, except his eyes, as he needs to see, and presumably the victim can still see when his face get's put over them.
* NightmareFace: Behind his face is a number of torture utensils, and he puts his face over victims.
* TortureTechnician
* TheUnintelligible

!! Tesarus

* MultiArmedAndDangerous: He has two extra crane like arms.
* TortureTechnician: His chest is a shredding device, which he can put most or all of an enemy into.

!! Helex

* ImmuneToBullets: Somewhat, Spinister shoots him a bunch of times, but it seems to have no effect.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous
* TortureTechnician: Transformers into a mobile smelting pool.

!! The Pet

Kaon's pet Sparkeater/Turbofox.
* KillerRabbit
* TeamPet

!! Nickel

The DJD's resident physician.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's abrasive and insulting to the DJD, but dedicates herself to fixing them up. The DJD fully acknowledge that she's only the way she is because she cares about them.
* LastOfHisKind: Sole survivor of a genocide on her homeworld of Prion.
* TheMedic: To the DJD
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female Decepticon seen in the IDW series.
* TeamMom: Constantly telling off the DJD for their lack of hygiene and maintenance.
* VillainousFriendship: Has this with the DJD.