Characters / Transformers: War for Cybertron


Optimus Prime

Voiced by: Peter Cullen
  • An Axe to Grind: Carries one that's almost as big as he is.
  • Badass: He's Optimus Prime, after all.
  • Benevolent Boss
  • Blood Knight: More or less admits he thinks being surrounded by enemies in the middle of their prison to be a good thing.
  • Big Good: After Zeta Prime goes down.
    • Though to be honest, he was already this even before Zeta Prime's death due to Zeta's questionable methods, disregard for his own men's lives, general arrogance, and mild incompetence.
  • The Captain
  • The Hero: Main character and all that.
  • Humble Hero: Very much so. So much so that he refused to take command of the Autobots when everyone else around him knew he would be the perfect choice for the job. And only accepts when he is left with no other choice but to assume command .
  • The Leader: Type IV; he leads by example and by being one of the most levelheaded, sensible, and honorable of the Autobots gaining their respect and undying loyalty through his sheer strength of will, determination and genuine love and care for his comrades.
  • Nerves of Steel: No matter how dangerous or dire the situation. No matter how grim things may look, he never loses his cool and always remains calm and levelheaded.
  • Nice Guy: He wouldn't be Optimus Prime if he wasn't this.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Naturally.
  • The Stoic
  • Time to Step Up, Commander: Most of the Autobots soldiery wanted him to go Prime, but he was too humble to go for it.
  • You Are in Command Now: Is given full leadership of the Autobots by the council after the death of Zeta Prime.


Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore


Voiced by: Johnny Yong Bosch


Voiced by: Keith Szarabajka


Voiced by: Jamieson Price


Voiced by: Travis Willingham


Voiced by: Patrick Seitz

Air Raid

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien


Voiced by: Troy Baker

Zeta Prime

Voiced by: Troy Baker

Omega Supreme

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore


Voiced by: Scott White


Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren



Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Leader of the Decepticons, aimed at conquering Cybertron and doing what he views is returning the planet to its golden age. He's clearly out of his mind, stating that no cost is too high and he feels that anything that doesn't at least stay out of his way must die.


Voiced by: Nolan North

  • One-Man Army: Manages to take out an entire squad of Autobot troops that were dogpiling him during the assault on the archives.


Voiced by: Steve Blum


Voiced by Isaac Singleton Jr.


Voiced by: Sam Riegel


Voiced by: Richard Epcar


Voiced by: Graham McTavish


Voiced by: Crispin Freeman

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his nerves and whining, he's fast and a competent soldier otherwise.
  • Butt Monkey: Megatron snarks and yells at him the most. If only because he's the only one that doesn't get executed for back talk.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's always complaining about Megatron's suicidal plans, but he's still up there with him at the front.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Expy: The scratchy, youthful voice, paired with his young punk archetype and his relationship with an abusive Villain Protagonist mentor using a super-science chemical to take over the world, paired with his name all combine to bring to mind Jesse Pinkman.


Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore


Voiced by: Steve Blum, Corey Burton (in a commercial)


Voiced by: Jessica Straus