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Decepticon Characters and Subfactions
In this universe, the Decepticons were created when young mathematician Megatron noticed in his numerical studies of social trends that civil war was almost certain. To that end, he created a resistance movement behind the scenes, and when Optimus Prime conquered Cybertron the Decepticons were ready to rise up and free it once again.
Megatron was a young mathematician who lectured at a university on Cybertron. However, he noticed something disturbing, civil war was coming. Eventually Optimus Prime and his evil army of Autobots took over Cybertron, but Megatron had been forming an underground resistance movement to take back Cybertron and keep the Autobots from conquering the universe and plundering it, as the Decepticons.
The heroic Astrotrain serves as a means of conveyance for his teammates.
Blitzwing is one of Megatron's quieter, more reserved Decepticons. He's also close friends with Astrotrain.
Bombshell is one of the Decepticons' psychologists in charge of looking after the psychiatric health of the troops.
This Cliffjumper is actually the one from the normal universe, having entered this universe via traveling through a mysterious portal. He has found the Shattered Universe very disorienting, to say the least, but proudly stands by Megatron and the Decepticons.
Cyclonus is one of many brave Decepticons following Megatron in his battle against Optimus Prime and the evil Autobots.
Divebomb is a student of Razorclaw and a daydreamer, escaping the horror and the destruction of everyday life. Divebomb masks his sadness behind a cheerful exterior to prevent others from being affected from his true feelings.
Heatwave is a cheerful engineer with the unique ability to converse with non-sentient machines.
Rampage is known for constantly and tirelessly working, not stopping for anything in order to help the cause.
Formerly a science professor, Razorclaw was forced to flee with two of his students when the war started. Known for unconventional thinking, he welcomes all who approach him seeking knowledge for its own sake.
Shockwave is a Decepticon whose skills involve making peace with other organisms, working as the ambassador between Earth and the Decepticons. Calm, intelligent, and patient, though no scientist. Like most Decepticons, he's more than willing to put his life on the line to save humans.
Sideswipe was once an evil Autobot, and one of the most dangerous of Optimus Prime's men. This began to change when Prime suspected Sideswipe of increasingly conflicted loyalties, and conspired to have him assassinated. As a result, Sideswipe joined the heroic Decepticons. He now fights against Prime and all his evil.
He's now called "Sir" because he was knighted by the Queen of England for various heroic deeds. He has a personal squad of troops called "Recordicons".
A warrior who fights with an over-developed sense of fair-play.
Starscream acts as Megatron's science officer as well as his loyal second-in-command.
Thunderwing is a Special Agent in the Elite Guard, an ancient Cybertronian police force.
Whisper is Sideswipe's Minicon partner.
Mayhem Suppression Squad
One of Megatron's elite attack squads, whose earnest enthusiasm tends to... worry their commander. They often serve as The Cavalry, as well as something of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
Crasher is the leader of the Squad, and Blurr's cousin.
One of the more enthusiastic members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.
Dirge is one of the Decepticons with Pretender technology.
Thundercracker one of the founding members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.
The Recordicons are Sir Soundwave's personal squad of troops, which he usually carries around with him.
Frenzy is usually very calm and friendly, but can be extremely dangerous when angered.
An adorable cat-like Decepticon with a penchant for playing games and chatting on the internet with humans (and anyone else who will listen).
Rumble is Frenzy's brother and was one of Soundwave's troops, until he was captured by the Autobots. His current fate is unknown, though considering he was last seen tied up and about to be dropped into the Autobots' Smelting Pool, he's probably not in good shape...
The Decepticons' best combiner, composed of five carefully selected scholars and entertainers and charged with protecting Cybertron's cultural works from the Autobots.
Abominus is their combined form, designed to carefully balance each of the team's five minds together.
Blot is one of Cybertron's top psychologists.
Cutthroat used to be one of Cybertron's top corporate moguls, running his businesses with a combination of fairness and morality.
Hun-Grrr likes to think of himself as being a gentlemen-like Decepticon. His altmode is a two-headed dragon-like beast, taken from a planet where the creatures are regarded with nobility by the populace.
A former actor, Rippersnaper joined with the Decepticons because he thought it would be an awesome experience. Abominus is almost big enough to fit his ego.
Before Optimus Prime started the war, Sinnertwin was a well-known and talented puppeteer. His puppet shows were popular with beings from planets all over the galaxy. He now fights as a part of Megatron's quest for peace.
A rebellious scientist who quietly opposes the USA's current fascist regime along with his three interns.
Remember Circuit Breaker from The Transformers? Here's her counterpart. And yes, she loves machines (though not in the "shipping" sense...)
William "Will" Hayes
Although Will originally signed up to be Arkeville's intern for college prep purposes, he eventually became friends with the Decepticons. He also has an almost insatiable appetite.
Frederick "Rick" Ottman
Rick signed up along with Will to prepare for college, but got more than he bargained for when it led to he and Will befriending the Deceptions. He thinks Sephie is cute, but won't admit it.
Autobot Characters and Subfactions
The Autobots were created when a librarian named Optronix grew ambitious and starting trying to climb his way up through the ranks, gathering a group of followers to him by preaching improving the Cybertronian race through conflict and conquest. They improved themselves physically—including Optronix becoming the powerful Optimus Prime—and eventually seized control of the planet via a coup.
Optimus Prime is the Autobots' evil, sadistic and tyrannical leader. Cruel and ambitious, his plans fall nothing short of universal conquest.
Alpha Trion, the Old One, is from a universe where the Decepticons were defeated long ago. He often acts like a kind and wise bot, but not everything is as it appears.
Arcee is a victim of great madness. Like a marionette she often stands limp off in a corner, until she jumps into a fight, firing her neutronic crossbow and moving like a rag doll brought to life.
Beachcomber is a twitchy, nervous, unstable 'bot who is considered completely insane even by Autobot standards.
Big Daddy is one of the older Autobots, who lives up to his name by being a calm and pleasantly paternal figure. He likes to watch over the younger bots and make sure they're in good spirits,
Blazter is the Autobot communications expert. He enjoys earth's classical music and uses it as a sonic weapon. Like Soundwave, he too has a group of cassettes, though he's also often seen commanding the Scrounges as well.
Crosshairs' is a slothful and lazy Autobot who would much rather do nothing at all, and rarely fights.
Elita-One a true femme-fatale. She is one of the most skilled and sadistic snipers in the Autobot ranks.
Hoist repairs are shoddy at best, and jury-rigged at worst. Still, if you can't afford Fixit's rates, he's better than being one of Ratchet's "patients".
Hound often proclaims himself as the "Master Of Fear", using his Psycho-Projector to cause people to hallucinate of the victims worst nightmares and become incapacitated.
Huffer is an amiable, ever-smiling optimist. He is very unusual for an Autobot as a result.
Jazz is considered one of Prime's best bodyguards, because he'll take any kind of attack meant for their leader Optimus head on.
Mirage once used his natural state of invisibility to rob banks until Optimus Prime finally took notice of him and had him sent to Ratchet. Now he has the "gift" of permanent partial transparency.
Nightbeat is chief of the Autobot Secret Police. He is responsible for maintaining absolute loyalty to the Autobots' tyrannical leader, and for rooting out and eliminating traitors.
Omega Doom is the ultimate weapon of the tyrant Optimus Prime.
Ratchet is the Autobots' "medic". Optimus Prime sometimes sends wounded Autobots to him, but not for repairs. They are sent to him for punishment, mostly to receive unnecessary "upgrades".
Ricochet is a member of the elite bodyguards for the evil Optimus Prime. He has a twin brother, Jazz.
Scoop almost constantly shaking in fear, or holding his fingers nervously. His Targetmaster partner is Holepunch.
When the Autobots need drones to do the dirty work, they call in the Scrounges. Silver colored drones who all possess a "war wheel" alternate mode, they're powerful in numbers, and easily expendable.
Seaspray is fascinated by Earth's oceans and is known for reporting every detail of them whenever possible to his fellow Autobots.
Side Burn is diligent and devoted to the Autobot cause, but some Autobots have difficulty trusting him.
Humble and self-deprecating, Sky Lynx was once Lieutenant Commander of the Autobot army, but after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Wheelie, he tendered his resignation.
When the war started, Star Saber became one of the evil Autobots. Unfortunately, thanks to his rotten luck, he's been stuck at the bottom of the ranks.
Unlike many of the other Autobots, Tailgate loves humans, though in the way that someone would love a gerbil, dog, or cat. He ends up "adopting" Butch as his "pet human".
Wheeljack is a mad scientist in every sense of the word. He was laughed right out of the Autobot ranks for a long while, though he eventually managed to get himself back in.
A squad formerly led by Rodimus, until one very eventful battle...
The Autobots' newsteam, which every Autobot is forced to watch on penalty of death.
The news channel's head anchor, who tends to act much like a No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Glenn Beck.
Blaster also has his own personal squad of troops, although they mainly show up only in the "Recordicons" side comic.
Also a member of the Around Cybertron newsteam.
An elite attack squad composed of Autobots with various sportscar altmodes and black color schemes. Drench used to be their leader until Optimus had him assassinated for being too "soft". Optimus suspected former member Sideswipe disagreed with the act and also attempted to assassinate him, which caused Sideswipe to defect to the Decepticons. Now Rodimus, himself a former Wrecker, leads the squad.
The former leader of a mercenary team called the Wreckers, he is the Starscream to Optimus Prime's Megatron, seeking to usurp command and turn the Autobots into the greatest mercenary team known to the universe.
Blurr is a data interceptor for Optimus, and just as fast on his feet as he is on his wheels. He's the cousin of Crasher, the leader of the Decepticons' own Badass Crew.
Goldbug was once a shiftless drifter named Bumblebee. A sneak, a pickpocket, and blackmailer. When he joined Optimus Prime's brutal Autobot forces, his bravery put him on the fast track to power, and Bumblebee was quickly rebuilt as Goldbug.
A set of Mad Scientists who form Optimus Prime's most dangerous combiner. Although they're actually Deep Cover Agents for Alpha Trion. Computron used to be a genius until an attempt to grant intelligence to Grimlock went Horribly Wrong and turned him into a brainless, neurotic idiot.
Currently consists mostly of the Witwicky brothers, who are Siblings in Crime.
The only one of the brothers with an actual legitimate job, as a sergeant in the military.
The Dinobots & Dinocons were created in a chain of events that amounted to an unwitting joint venture between the Decepticons and Autobots. Grimlock was initially created by Starscream, but deactivated when he proved to be too dimwitted and violent, then was stolen by Optimus Prime. He then in turn was hijacked by Wheeljack, who reverse engineered Grimlock's AI matrix and created a horde of other Dinobots in an attempt to attack Optimus Prime. When the attack failed, the Dinobots scattered and were eventually recaptured by other sides, then even later were granted embers and full life by a mysterious computer. Half the Dinobots now follow Grimlock and Optimus, while the other half are now "Dinocons" and follow Megatron, having been reprogrammed by Starscream to be a bit smarter and nicer.
Grimlock was created in a Decepticon lab by Megatron to be a warrior who would help the Decepticons, but Megatron ordered his deactivation after his violent tendencies emerged. He was put into storage never to be awakened again. However, when Optimus Prime heard of his creation, he stole Grimlock and reactivated him.
Swoop is a joyful, friendly Dinobot who wishes to be everyone's friend.
Goryu is typical for a Dinobot in any universe. Big and dumb, he is now in custody of the heroic Decepticons.
Like Goryu, Overkill used to be a typical Dinobot. And also like Goryu, was eventually captured by the Decepticons and reprogrammed by Starscream.
Slugfest thinks highly of himself, but relies on his larger allies to take care of, and protect him. He seems very thankful for the neural upgrades Starscream gave him and the other Dinocons.
A mysterious combiner that's a Literal Split Personality, formed after his components from various other universes visit this one. Namely, when the four visitors meet up with their fifth member Heatwave, try to resurrect the recently assassinated Megatron with their powers, and end up talking to Primus instead.
Originally from the Transformers: Classics universe, he's a kind, caring amnesiac with unusual healing powers.
Landquake has always been an unusual Decepticon at best. While he does possess a 'Con-like pragmatic craftiness, interest in battle, and instinctive distrust of anyone other than himself and his friends, he finds the constant in-fighting and bloodthirsty selfishness of the faction wearying. He also possesses a mastery of energon that some say goes past the capabilities of the Omnicons and Terrorcons, to almost supernatural levels of power. He can shape it in any number of ways, ranging from forging weapons and shielding (even against explosions) to powering his own systems, all with a touch of his hands, or sometimes with telekinetic force alone.
Originally an inhabitant of the planet Velocitron in the Unicron Trilogy universe, he took up the role of lone explorer after realizing he lacked the obsession with racing that his fellow planet-mates had. He spent his time charting distant star systems in his ship, until he met up with Ramjet and Landquake and discovered he had a greater destiny. An overwhelming inescapable feeling that he's linked to a mystery haunts him wherever he goes, though he quests on regardless of his unease at the things he discovers.
A Quintesson who ends up helping the Decepticons as well as members of the ancient combiner that Heatwave is also a member of.
R. J. Blackrock
The human CEO of a major Earth oil company, who ends up employing Sephie in his R&D department.
The Autobots' evil female sentient computer.