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* ''[[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries Star Trek]] vs. [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]]'', by John Barber, Mike Johnson, et. al: Megatron is once again portrayed as a power-mad tyrant. With the Autobots fleeing Earth with the breakout of WorldWarIII, Megatron and the Decepticons pursue them, resulting in a battle where both sides end up in stasis on a remote planet. Centuries later, a Federation mining team accidentally revives the Autobots and the Decepticons, resulting in the Decepticons attacking the Federation mining colony. Optimus Prime and the Enterprise crew team up and drive off the Decepticons, but Megatron meets and teams up with the Klingons. The Klingons and Decepticons renew their attack on the Federation mining colony, not caring how many Federation colonists die in these attacks. When Starscream flees to Kornos to conquer it, Megatron and the Decepticons pursue Starscream to Kornos. Megatron defeats Starscream and claims Kornos for himself so that he can enslave the Klingons and use their resources to launch a war of conquest against the Federation. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy When the Klingons refuse to surrender]], Megatron orders his forces [[FinalSolution to annihilate all the Klingons]].



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** [[TheChessmaster Megatron]] is the cruel, ruthless [[BigBad leader of the Decepticons]] and the Autobots' worst enemy. A megalomaniac who overthrew the generally peaceful leader of the Decepticons to make them his own, Megatron spurred them into all-out war against the Autobots, leading to heavy casualties on both sides. Megatron utilized chemical weapons that wiped out entire battlefields--even his own men--and air bombings on civilians during the Great War. After resurrecting himself on Earth, having caused much destruction to regain his body, Megatron makes several attempts to invade Cybertron, culminating in him ordering Decepticon attacks on several Autobot bases throughout the cosmos while he personally invades Cybertron and destroys its Autobot leaders, planning to test his new Omega Supreme clones by first annihilating Detroit.


** [[GreaterScopeVillain Unicron]] is a powerful and ancient Transformer who feeds upon [[PlanetEater worlds]] and [[EmotionEater the negative emotions]] of others. Disguising himself as one of Cybertron's moons, Unicron created the Mini-Cons to escalate the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Hoping to consume both sides once he regained enough power from their conflict, Unicron's plans were foiled when the Mini-Cons gained free will and abandoned Cybertron. Unicron slumbered for millions of years before the Mini-Cons were discovered on Earth. Unicron soon sent his herald Sideways to Earth to keep the war going and help restore him to his full power. Once fully awakened, Unicron attacked Cybertron, killed Starscream, and briefly stripped the Mini-Cons of their free will. Although he was defeated thanks to [[EnemyMine the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons]], Unicron returned with a vengeance. Before the events of ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Unicron devoured the home world of Alpha Q and all of its inhabitants. Unicron was heavily damaged when Scorponok [[GodzillaThreshold blew up the planet]] in order to stop him, but he was eventually revived by Megatron, who had hoped to turn him into a weapon. [[EvilIsNotAToy Unicron instead possessed Megatron]] and went off to destroy several planets that Alpha Q had managed to restore. Despite having the ability to restore the planets that he had previously destroyed, Unicron instead prefers to use his god-like powers to achieve [[OmnicidalManiac the destruction of space itself]].
** The aforementioned [[BigBad Megatron]], later known as Galvatron, is the brutal commander of the Decepticons. Even in ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'', before Megatron became fully evil, his crimes included enslaving Mini-Cons to use against the Autobots in his war of conquest; trying to kill the Autobots' human allies; murdering Smokescreen with the Requiem Blaster; and trying to destroy Earth with the Hydra Cannon, only showing remorse when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to prevent the final act. Upon his resurrection in ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to subvert the wills of his followers, notably enslaving Scorponok and Starscream and trying to do the same to Inferno, [[DrivenToMadness torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity]]. In ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'', Megatron, having developed a [[AGodAmI god complex]], seeks to use the Cyber Planet Keys to accelerate the Unicron Singularity's expansion to [[OmnicidalManiac end reality]] and reconstruct it [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image]]. To this end, Megatron views his followers as utterly disposable, cruelly manipulating them, as well as several others, to serve his mad goals. Along the way, Megatron brutally guns down three Autobots, nearly killing them, to test his new weapon. In the end, when questioned on how his minions will survive his apocalyptic plan, Galvatron admits that he doesn't care if they do, proving himself to be a truly selfish monster. A power-hungry, uncaring, self-obsessed narcissist, Megatron demonstrates the worst that someone can sink to when [[ItsAllAboutMe they care only for themselves]].

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** [[GreaterScopeVillain Unicron]] is a powerful and ancient Transformer who feeds upon [[PlanetEater worlds]] and the [[EmotionEater the negative emotions]] of others. Disguising himself as one of Cybertron's moons, Unicron created the Mini-Cons to escalate the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Hoping to consume both sides once he regained enough power from their conflict, Unicron's plans were foiled when the Mini-Cons gained free will and abandoned Cybertron. Unicron slumbered for millions of years before the Mini-Cons were discovered on Earth. Unicron soon sent his herald Sideways to Earth to keep the war going and help restore him to his full power. Once fully awakened, Unicron attacked Cybertron, killed Starscream, and briefly stripped the Mini-Cons of their free will. Although he was defeated thanks to [[EnemyMine the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons]], After being defeated, Unicron returned with a vengeance. Before the events of ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Unicron devoured by devouring the home world of Alpha Q and all of its inhabitants. Unicron was heavily damaged when Scorponok [[GodzillaThreshold blew up the planet]] in order to stop him, but he was eventually When Megatron revived by Megatron, who had hoped to turn him, in hopes of turning him into a weapon. weapon, [[EvilIsNotAToy Unicron instead possessed Megatron]] and went off to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy several planets planets]] that Alpha Q had managed to restore. Despite having the ability to restore the planets that he had previously destroyed, Unicron instead prefers to use his god-like powers to achieve [[OmnicidalManiac the destruction of space itself]].
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** The aforementioned [[BigBad Megatron]], later known as Galvatron, is the brutal commander of the Decepticons. Even in ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'', before Megatron became fully evil, his crimes included enslaving Mini-Cons Desiring to use against destroy the Autobots in his war of conquest; trying and conquer the universe, Megatron enslaves Mini-Cons, tries to kill the Autobots' human allies; murdering Smokescreen with the Requiem Blaster; allies, and trying to tries destroy Earth with the Hydra Cannon, only showing remorse when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to prevent the final act. Cannon. Upon his resurrection in ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', resurrection, Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading leads his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Energon. Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BadBoss subvert the wills of his followers, followers]], notably enslaving Scorponok and Starscream and trying to do the same to Inferno, [[DrivenToMadness torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity]]. In ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'', Megatron, having developed a Starscream. Developing [[AGodAmI a god complex]], Megatron seeks to use the Cyber Planet Keys to accelerate the Unicron Singularity's expansion to [[OmnicidalManiac end reality]] and reconstruct it [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image]]. To this end, Megatron views his followers as utterly disposable, cruelly manipulating them, as well as several others, to serve his mad goals. Along the way, Megatron brutally guns down three Autobots, nearly killing them, to test his new weapon. In the end, when questioned on how his minions will survive his apocalyptic plan, Galvatron admits that he doesn't care if they do, proving himself to be a truly selfish monster. A power-hungry, uncaring, self-obsessed narcissist, Megatron demonstrates the worst that someone can sink to when [[ItsAllAboutMe they care only for themselves]].
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'':
** [[OmnicidalManiac Unicron]] is a powerful [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Transformer and the ArchEnemy of Primus, the creator of the Cybertronians. Millions of years ago, Primus stopped Unicron's quest to consume all of existence by trapping him within a lifeless asteroid and left to wander aimlessly through space. When Primus was shot during a fight between the Autobots and Decepticons, Unicron heard his rival's scream of pain and made a direct path towards Cybertron. Stopping to devour the planet of Ghennix and its roughly 60 billion inhabitants, Unicron reformatted three of its survivors to be his new heralds. After sending them to retrieve Galvatron from the future, Unicron tortured him in order to gain his compliance. He distracted Primus's forces by siccing his [[ManchurianAgent sleeper agents]] that were planted within Cybertron's population millennia ago. Once he finally arrived, Unicron devastated Cybertron and claimed countless lives, including [[KillTheGod Primus's]]. Unicron's rampage left lasting scars on Cybertron's surface and truly earned him the title of the Chaos Bringer.
** [[TheCaligula Lord Straxus]] is a brutal Decepticon warlord who took over Cybertron after the departure of Megatron. During his reign, Straxus would have his troops round up any Cybertronian who did not pledge loyalty to the Decepticons and subject them to his smelting pools, where they would be melted down for spare parts while they were still alive. Upon receiving a transmission from Earth, Straxus had the neutral scientist Spanner kidnapped so he could build a space bridge for him. When the bridge started malfunctioning, Straxus [[BadBoss sent men after men to their deaths]] because he was too impatient to figure out what the problem was. He would then forcibly reconfigure Spanner's body to become part of the space bridge, [[FateWorseThanDeath leaving him in constant pain and begging for death]]. After being reduced to a severed head, Straxus [[GrandTheftMe intended to swap bodies with Megatron]] and crush him in his helpless state. When that plan failed, Straxus forcibly reformatted one of his soldiers into becoming a clone of Megatron and transferred his mind into their body. He would continue to torment the clone and eventually [[DrivenToSuicide drove him to suicide]] in his attempts to take over his body. Straxus dispensed no mercy to all sides of the conflict, and promised only death to those who stood in his way.
** [[MadScientist Flame]] is an Autobot scientist who was kicked out of his academy in disgrace after proposing a revival of Megatron’s plan to turn Cybertron into a mobile spacecraft. Bitter over his rejection, Flame ignored the warnings of his peers despite the danger his project posed to Cybertron. After discovering an abandoned engine room left behind by the Decepticons, Flame faked his death and continued his research in secrecy. When a test firing of the repaired engines destroyed a section of the city Kalis, Flame transmitted a signal that [[OurZombiesAreDifferent reanimated the corpses of his fellow Cybertronians]] and forced them to attack anyone who came close to the city. Flame refused to listen to the warnings of his former colleague, Emirate Xaaron, and tried to kill him when Xaaron attempted to shut down his reactor before it would destroy Cybertron. Flame [[LackOfEmpathy showed no remorse]] over turning the victims of his own hubris into his zombie slaves, and [[ItsAllAboutMe only cared about restoring the reputation he deservedly lost]].
* ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'': [[VisionaryVillain Jhiaxus]] is the [[BigBad ruler]] of the Cybertronian Empire, but was [[FromNobodyToNightmare once just another Decepticon warlord]] on Cybertron. Believing the war between the Autobots and Decepticons was hindering the progress of their species, Jhiaxus abandoned his sadistic ways and left Cybertron with a legion of Decepticons. He led his empire on a campaign of conquest and genocide, [[HostileTerraforming terraforming new worlds]] and [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide wiping out any "inferior beings"]] that happened to get in their way. When the Autobots began attacking his outposts, Jhiaxus focused his efforts on eliminating this new threat to his empire. Declaring war on both the Autobots and Decepticons, Jhiaxus's cruel nature began resurfacing as he ordered the slaughter of numerous species to lure the Autobots out of hiding. He managed to track down the base of the Autobots and Decepticons, and [[WeHaveReserves sent wave after wave of his men]] to wipe them all out. When Optimus Prime warned him about the arriving threat of the Swarm, Jhiaxus ordered the destruction of San Francisco simply out of spite. Jhiaxus ordered a second strike that would kill his own men, and crushed the head of a soldier who suggested they retreat. Jhiaxus [[NeverMyFault blamed Optimus for his empire falling apart]] and refused to believe he was still just as much of a petty tyrant as he was back on Cybertron.

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** ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'':
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[[OmnicidalManiac Unicron]] is a powerful [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Transformer and the ArchEnemy of Primus, the creator of the Cybertronians. Millions of years ago, Primus stopped Unicron's quest to consume all of existence by trapping him within a lifeless asteroid and left to wander aimlessly through space. When Primus was shot during a fight between the Autobots and Decepticons, Unicron heard his rival's scream of pain and made a direct path towards Cybertron. Stopping to devour the planet of Ghennix and its roughly 60 billion inhabitants, Unicron reformatted three of its survivors to be his new heralds. After sending them to retrieve Galvatron from the future, Unicron tortured him in order to gain his compliance. He distracted Primus's forces by siccing his [[ManchurianAgent sleeper agents]] that were planted within Cybertron's population millennia ago. Once he finally arrived, Unicron devastated Cybertron and claimed countless lives, including [[KillTheGod Primus's]]. Unicron's rampage left lasting scars on Cybertron's surface and truly earned him the title of the Chaos Bringer.
** *** [[TheCaligula Lord Straxus]] is a brutal Decepticon warlord who took over Cybertron after the departure of Megatron. During his reign, Straxus would have his troops round up any Cybertronian who did not pledge loyalty to the Decepticons and subject them to his smelting pools, where they would be melted down for spare parts while they were still alive. Upon receiving a transmission from Earth, Straxus had the neutral scientist Spanner kidnapped so he could build a space bridge for him. When the bridge started malfunctioning, Straxus [[BadBoss sent men after men to their deaths]] because he was too impatient to figure out what the problem was. He would then forcibly reconfigure Spanner's body to become part of the space bridge, [[FateWorseThanDeath leaving him in constant pain and begging for death]]. After being reduced to a severed head, Straxus [[GrandTheftMe intended to swap bodies with Megatron]] and crush him in his helpless state. When that plan failed, Straxus forcibly reformatted one of his soldiers into becoming a clone of Megatron and transferred his mind into their body. He would continue to torment the clone and eventually [[DrivenToSuicide drove him to suicide]] in his attempts to take over his body. Straxus dispensed no mercy to all sides of the conflict, and promised only death to those who stood in his way.
** *** [[MadScientist Flame]] is an Autobot scientist who was kicked out of his academy in disgrace after proposing a revival of Megatron’s plan to turn Cybertron into a mobile spacecraft. Bitter over his rejection, Flame ignored the warnings of his peers despite the danger his project posed to Cybertron. After discovering an abandoned engine room left behind by the Decepticons, Flame faked his death and continued his research in secrecy. When a test firing of the repaired engines destroyed a section of the city Kalis, Flame transmitted a signal that [[OurZombiesAreDifferent reanimated the corpses of his fellow Cybertronians]] and forced them to attack anyone who came close to the city. Flame refused to listen to the warnings of his former colleague, Emirate Xaaron, and tried to kill him when Xaaron attempted to shut down his reactor before it would destroy Cybertron. Flame [[LackOfEmpathy showed no remorse]] over turning the victims of his own hubris into his zombie slaves, and [[ItsAllAboutMe only cared about restoring the reputation he deservedly lost]].
* ** ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'': [[VisionaryVillain Jhiaxus]] is the [[BigBad ruler]] of the Cybertronian Empire, but was [[FromNobodyToNightmare once just another Decepticon warlord]] on Cybertron. Believing the war between the Autobots and Decepticons was hindering the progress of their species, Jhiaxus abandoned his sadistic ways and left Cybertron with a legion of Decepticons. He led his empire on a campaign of conquest and genocide, [[HostileTerraforming terraforming new worlds]] and [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide wiping out any "inferior beings"]] that happened to get in their way. When the Autobots began attacking his outposts, Jhiaxus focused his efforts on eliminating this new threat to his empire. Declaring war on both the Autobots and Decepticons, Jhiaxus's cruel nature began resurfacing as he ordered the slaughter of numerous species to lure the Autobots out of hiding. He managed to track down the base of the Autobots and Decepticons, and [[WeHaveReserves sent wave after wave of his men]] to wipe them all out. When Optimus Prime warned him about the arriving threat of the Swarm, Jhiaxus ordered the destruction of San Francisco simply out of spite. Jhiaxus ordered a second strike that would kill his own men, and crushed the head of a soldier who suggested they retreat. Jhiaxus [[NeverMyFault blamed Optimus for his empire falling apart]] and refused to believe he was still just as much of a petty tyrant as he was back on Cybertron.Cybertron.
** ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20070704093846/http://www.transforce.org.uk/alignment.pdf Alignment]]'' unlicensed continuation, by Creator/SimonFurman himself: The [[GreaterScopeVillain Liege Maximo]] finally [[BigBad takes center stage]] as the final threat that the Autobots and Decepticons had to face. One of the original Transformers created by Primus, the Liege Maximo coveted its divine power and wished to become [[AGodAmI a god equal to its creator]]. After creating the Decepticons, the Liege Maximo left Cybertron and formed the Cybertronian empire, who were responsible for wiping out countless species during their conquests. The worlds they conquered were added to the Hub, which would open a portal that would ascend the Liege Maximo to godhood while destroying the universe in the process. After being discovered by an Autobot scout ship, the Liege Maximo ordered its fleet to destroy the Autobots and Decepticons before they could intervene with its plans. It [[YourSoulIsMine harvested the sparks]] of its own followers to open the portal, and killed several more Transformers who stood in its way. [[LackOfEmpathy Utterly indifferent]] to lives that suffered at its hands, the Liege Maximo embraced its dark nature on its path to godhood.


* ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'': [[BigBad Devil Z]], the Decepticon Emperor, is an evil unrepentant OmnicidalManiac. Stealing 8 Transtectors to create an army of humans merged with the power of Transformers, Devil Z later intended to cast aside the Godmasters as tools. Straight up DesecratingTheDead and later [[BadBoss torturing his minions]], Devil Z happily resorts to [[NeverMyFault blaming his minions]] when he makes an error or miscalculation. Later when humanity proves themselves to be unpredictable, Devil Z decides that humanity is an existential threat and that he must KillAllHumans. When [[EvenEvilHasStandards his own subordinates think he is going too far]], he kills them without hardly a second thought, and displays absolutely no remorse for his actions.
* ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (dub only): [[EvilOverlord Megatron]] is the [[BigBad leader of the Predacons]], who arrived on Earth in search of the Autobot Weapon Fortress Maximus under the pretext of raiding Earth for its energy. Upon arrival, he kidnaps Doctor Kenneth Onishi and probes his mind to find the location of Fortress Maximus. After receiving knowledge of the Autobot Protoforms, Megatron corrupts their sparks in order to create his Decepticons. Although initially AFatherToHisMen to his minions if they prove themselves worthy of respect, he [[BadBoss discards these qualities]] upon his rebirth as the Decepticon [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Galvatron]]--absorbing the energies of the Predacon Brothers against their will to power his new body immediately upon his transformation, and later reducing Scourge and the Decepticons to mindless drones for plotting to overthrow him with the use of Fortress Maximus. Galvatron's worst actions, however, came during the finale when, after surviving a battle with Fortress Maximus, he transforms into bat form and drains Fortress Maximus's energy to power himself. He then unleashes his bat swarm to brainwash human children with the goal of enslaving them and repeating the process from planet to planet until he has conquered the universe, [[WouldHurtAChild threatening to harm the children]] if Omega Supreme or the Autobots intervene. When the Autobots flee into the Space Bridge, Galvatron sends the Decepticons to pursue with the intention of destroying both groups by collapsing the Space Bridge, not caring if any Predacon gets caught in the collapse, [[ItsAllAboutMe all so he could have the entire planet to himself]].

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* ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'': ''[[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Super-God Masterforce]]'': [[BigBad Devil Z]], Z]] is the Decepticon Emperor, is an evil unrepentant OmnicidalManiac.Emperor. Stealing 8 Transtectors to create an army of humans merged with the power of Transformers, Devil Z later intended to cast aside the Godmasters as tools. Straight up DesecratingTheDead and later [[BadBoss torturing his minions]], minions, Devil Z happily resorts to [[NeverMyFault blaming his minions]] when he makes an error or miscalculation. Later when humanity proves themselves to be unpredictable, Devil Z decides that humanity is an existential threat and that he must KillAllHumans. When [[EvenEvilHasStandards his own subordinates think he is going too far]], he kills them without hardly a second thought, and displays absolutely no remorse for his actions.
* ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots in Disguise]]'' (dub only): [[EvilOverlord Megatron]] is the [[BigBad leader of the Predacons]], who arrived on Earth in search of the Autobot Weapon Fortress Maximus under the pretext of raiding Earth for its energy. Upon arrival, he kidnaps Doctor Kenneth Onishi and probes his mind to find the location of Fortress Maximus. After receiving knowledge of the Autobot Protoforms, Megatron corrupts their sparks in order to create his Decepticons. Although initially AFatherToHisMen to his minions if they prove themselves worthy of respect, he [[BadBoss discards these qualities]] upon his rebirth as the Decepticon [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Galvatron]]--absorbing the energies of the Predacon Brothers against their will to power his new body immediately upon his transformation, and later reducing Scourge and the Decepticons to mindless drones for plotting to overthrow him with the use of Fortress Maximus. Galvatron's worst actions, however, came during the finale when, after surviving a battle with Fortress Maximus, he transforms into bat form and drains Fortress Maximus's energy to power himself. He then unleashes his bat swarm to brainwash human children with the goal of enslaving them and repeating the process from planet to planet until he has conquered the universe, [[WouldHurtAChild threatening to harm the children]] if Omega Supreme or the Autobots intervene. When the Autobots flee into the Space Bridge, Galvatron sends the Decepticons to pursue with the intention of destroying both groups by collapsing the Space Bridge, not caring if any Predacon gets caught in the collapse, [[ItsAllAboutMe all so he could have the entire planet to himself]].



** [[GreaterScopeVillain Unicron]] is a powerful and ancient Transformer who feeds upon [[PlanetEater worlds]] and the negative emotions of others. Disguising himself as one of Cybertron's moons, Unicron created the Mini-Cons to escalate the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Hoping to consume both sides once he regained enough power from their conflict, Unicron's plans were foiled when the Mini-Cons gained free will and abandoned Cybertron. Unicron slumbered for millions of years before the Mini-Cons were discovered on Earth. Unicron soon sent his herald Sideways to Earth to keep the war going and help restore him to his full power. Once fully awakened, Unicron attacked Cybertron, killed Starscream, and briefly stripped the Mini-Cons of their free will. Although he was defeated thanks to [[EnemyMine the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons]], Unicron returned with a vengeance. Before the events of ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Unicron devoured the home world of Alpha Q and all of its inhabitants. Unicron was heavily damaged when Scorponok [[EarthShatteringKaboom blew up the planet]] in order to stop him, but he was eventually revived by Megatron, who had hoped to turn him into a weapon. [[EvilIsNotAToy Unicron instead possessed Megatron]] and went off to destroy several planets that Alpha Q had managed to restore. Despite having the ability to restore the planets that he had previously destroyed, Unicron instead prefers to use his god-like powers to achieve [[OmnicidalManiac the destruction of space itself]].
** The aforementioned [[BigBad Megatron]], later known as Galvatron, is the brutal commander of the Decepticons. While he was arguably a NobleDemon in ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'', and a lesser evil than the aforementioned [[GodOfEvil Unicron]], Megatron still committed a number of crimes in that series, such as enslaving Mini-Cons to use against the Autobots in his war of conquest, trying to kill the Autobots' human allies, murdering Smokescreen with the [[{{BFG}} Requiem Blaster]], and trying to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy Earth]] with the Hydra Cannon, only showing remorse when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to prevent the final act. Upon his resurrection in ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy subvert the wills]] of [[BadBoss his followers]], notably enslaving [[AntiVillain Scorponok]] and [[EmptyShell Starscream]] and trying to do the same to Inferno, torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity. In ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'', Megatron, having developed a [[AGodAmI god complex]], seeks to use the Cyber Planet Keys to accelerate the Unicron Singularity's expansion to [[OmnicidalManiac end reality]] and [[InTheirOwnImage reconstruct it in his own image]]. To this end, Megatron views his followers as utterly disposable, [[ManipulativeBastard cruelly manipulating them]], as well as several others, to serve his mad goals. Along the way, Megatron brutally guns down three Autobots, nearly killing them, to test his new weapon. In the end, when questioned on how his minions will survive his apocalyptic plan, Galvatron admits that he doesn't care if they do, proving himself to be a truly selfish monster. A power-hungry, uncaring, self-obsessed {{narcissist}}, Megatron demonstrates the worst that someone can sink to when [[ItsAllAboutMe they care only for themselves]].

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** [[GreaterScopeVillain Unicron]] is a powerful and ancient Transformer who feeds upon [[PlanetEater worlds]] and [[EmotionEater the negative emotions emotions]] of others. Disguising himself as one of Cybertron's moons, Unicron created the Mini-Cons to escalate the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Hoping to consume both sides once he regained enough power from their conflict, Unicron's plans were foiled when the Mini-Cons gained free will and abandoned Cybertron. Unicron slumbered for millions of years before the Mini-Cons were discovered on Earth. Unicron soon sent his herald Sideways to Earth to keep the war going and help restore him to his full power. Once fully awakened, Unicron attacked Cybertron, killed Starscream, and briefly stripped the Mini-Cons of their free will. Although he was defeated thanks to [[EnemyMine the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons]], Unicron returned with a vengeance. Before the events of ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Unicron devoured the home world of Alpha Q and all of its inhabitants. Unicron was heavily damaged when Scorponok [[EarthShatteringKaboom [[GodzillaThreshold blew up the planet]] in order to stop him, but he was eventually revived by Megatron, who had hoped to turn him into a weapon. [[EvilIsNotAToy Unicron instead possessed Megatron]] and went off to destroy several planets that Alpha Q had managed to restore. Despite having the ability to restore the planets that he had previously destroyed, Unicron instead prefers to use his god-like powers to achieve [[OmnicidalManiac the destruction of space itself]].
** The aforementioned [[BigBad Megatron]], later known as Galvatron, is the brutal commander of the Decepticons. While he was arguably a NobleDemon Even in ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'', and a lesser evil than the aforementioned [[GodOfEvil Unicron]], before Megatron still committed a number of became fully evil, his crimes in that series, such as included enslaving Mini-Cons to use against the Autobots in his war of conquest, conquest; trying to kill the Autobots' human allies, allies; murdering Smokescreen with the [[{{BFG}} Requiem Blaster]], Blaster; and trying to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy Earth]] Earth with the Hydra Cannon, only showing remorse when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to prevent the final act. Upon his resurrection in ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy subvert the wills]] wills of [[BadBoss his followers]], followers, notably enslaving [[AntiVillain Scorponok]] Scorponok and [[EmptyShell Starscream]] Starscream and trying to do the same to Inferno, [[DrivenToMadness torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity. insanity]]. In ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'', Megatron, having developed a [[AGodAmI god complex]], seeks to use the Cyber Planet Keys to accelerate the Unicron Singularity's expansion to [[OmnicidalManiac end reality]] and reconstruct it [[InTheirOwnImage reconstruct it in his own image]]. To this end, Megatron views his followers as utterly disposable, [[ManipulativeBastard cruelly manipulating them]], them, as well as several others, to serve his mad goals. Along the way, Megatron brutally guns down three Autobots, nearly killing them, to test his new weapon. In the end, when questioned on how his minions will survive his apocalyptic plan, Galvatron admits that he doesn't care if they do, proving himself to be a truly selfish monster. A power-hungry, uncaring, self-obsessed {{narcissist}}, narcissist, Megatron demonstrates the worst that someone can sink to when [[ItsAllAboutMe they care only for themselves]].



* ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'': [[VisionaryVillain Jhiaxus]] is the [[BigBad ruler]] of the Cybertronian Empire, but was [[FromNobodyToNightmare once just another Decepticon warlord]] on Cybertron. Believing the war between the Autobots and Decepticons was hindering the progress of their species, Jhiaxus abandoned his sadistic ways and left Cybertron with a legion of Decepticons. He led his empire on a campaign of conquest and genocide, [[HostileTerraforming terraforming new worlds]] and [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide wiping out any "inferior beings"]] that happened to get in their way. When the Autobots began attacking his outposts, Jhiaxus focused his efforts on eliminating this new threat to his empire. Declaring war on both the Autobots and Decepticons, Jhiaxus's cruel nature began resurfacing as he ordered the slaughter of numerous species to lure the Autobots out of hiding. He managed to track down the base of the Autobots and Decepticons, and [[WeHaveReserves sent wave after wave of his men]] to wipe them all out. When Optimus Prime warned him about the arriving threat of the Swarm, Jhiaxus ordered the destruction of San Francisco simply out of spite. Jhiaxus ordered a second strike that would kill his own men, and crushed the head of a soldier who suggested they retreat. Jhiaxus [[NeverMyFault blamed Optimus for his empire falling apart]] and refused to believe he was still just as much of a petty tyrant as he was back on Cybertron.



** [[TheAntichrist Megatronus Prime]] is known to all and sundry as [[FallenAngel The Fallen]], and made his debut in these comics. If Unicron is the UltimateEvil, than The Fallen is [[{{Satan}} his Archangel Lucifer]]. Created by Primus as one of the original Thirteen Primes, [[FallenHero The Fallen]] became obsessed with the notions of [[OmnicidalManiac entropy and decay]], ultimately attempting to murder his creator after [[FaceHeelTurn betraying him]] to Unicron. Escaping the [[SealedEvilInACan prison he was trapped]] in some seven million years before the 21st century, The Fallen visited the G1 continuity, gathered several Decepticon outcasts and kidnapped four Transformers, through which he tried to channel enough energy to break the Seal of Primus, awaken Unicron, and end all reality, boasting that his victims were but "[[AGodAmI casualties in the wars of the Gods]]." Sharing his master's unquenchable thirst for destruction, [[TheDragon The Fallen]] is precisely the kind of servant that [[GodOfEvil Unicron]] most needs.
** [[GeneralRipper General Robert Hallo]] was the head of Military Development for the United States Army. Obsessed with the idea of controlling the Transformers, Hallo had Adam Rook create a program that could remove the free will from Transformers, and hatched a plan to blow up the ''Ark II'' and gain a new robot army. After [[HeKnowsTooMuch killing a man who attempted to blow the whistle on the plan]], Hallo successfully destroyed the ''Ark II'', killing all the humans on board and sending the Autobots and captured Decepticons into the Arctic Ocean. However, Adam decided to keep the program for himself, and disappeared not long after. Years later, after discovering Rook has been using the program to build a criminal empire, Hallo convinced Spike Witwicky to revive Optimus Prime. However, when showed that he had free will and refused to follow Hallo's orders, he had Optimus, his Autobots and the Decepticons hit with an air strike, intending to kill them all. Unfortunately for Hallo, not only did they survive, an enraged group of Decepticons began rampaging through San Francisco. To be rid of the Transformers once and for all, Hallo ordered the city to be nuked, and when Spike burst in to stop him, Hallo holds him at gunpoint and [[ForcedToWatch forces him to watch]] as the city and Transformers are destroyed. When Spike accused him of only caring about power, [[CardCarryingVillain Hallo agreed with him]], saying power is the only thing keeping [[KnightTemplar Spike and his family safe]].

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** [[TheAntichrist Megatronus Prime]] Prime]], debuting here, is known to all and sundry as [[FallenAngel The Fallen]], and made his debut in these comics. If Unicron is the UltimateEvil, than The Fallen is [[{{Satan}} his Archangel Lucifer]]. Fallen]]. Created by Primus as one of the original Thirteen Primes, [[FallenHero The Fallen]] the Fallen became obsessed with the notions of [[OmnicidalManiac entropy and decay]], ultimately attempting to murder his creator after [[FaceHeelTurn betraying him]] him to Unicron. [[PhysicalGod Unicron]]. Escaping the [[SealedEvilInACan prison he was trapped]] trapped in some seven million years before the 21st century, The Fallen visited the G1 continuity, gathered several Decepticon outcasts and kidnapped four Transformers, through which he tried to channel enough energy to break the Seal of Primus, awaken Unicron, and end all reality, boasting that his victims were but "[[AGodAmI casualties "casualties in the wars of the Gods]]." Gods". Sharing his master's unquenchable thirst for destruction, [[TheDragon The Fallen]] is precisely the kind of servant that [[GodOfEvil Unicron]] Unicron most needs.
** [[GeneralRipper [[InsaneAdmiral General Robert Hallo]] was the head of Military Development military development for the United States Army. Obsessed with the idea of controlling the Transformers, Hallo had Adam Rook create a program that could remove the free will from Transformers, and hatched a plan to blow up the ''Ark II'' and gain a new robot army. After [[HeKnowsTooMuch killing a man who attempted to blow the whistle on the plan]], Hallo successfully destroyed the ''Ark II'', killing all the humans on board and sending the Autobots and captured Decepticons into the Arctic Ocean. However, Adam decided to keep the program for himself, and disappeared not long after. Years later, after discovering Rook has been using the program to build a criminal empire, Hallo convinced Spike Witwicky to revive Optimus Prime. However, when showed that he had free will and refused to follow Hallo's orders, he had Optimus, his Autobots and the Decepticons hit with an air strike, intending to kill them all. Unfortunately for Hallo, not only did they survive, an enraged group of Decepticons began rampaging through San Francisco. To be rid of the Transformers once and for all, Hallo ordered the city to be nuked, and when Spike burst in to stop him, Hallo holds him at gunpoint and [[ForcedToWatch forces him to watch]] as the city and Transformers are destroyed. When Spike accused him of only caring about power, [[CardCarryingVillain Hallo agreed with him]], saying power is the only thing keeping [[KnightTemplar Spike and his family safe]].



** ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'': Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].

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** ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'': Moon]]'':
*** [[AdaptationalVillainy Unlike in the film]], [[PsychoForHire Shockwave]]--also in the ''Foundation'' and ''Rising Storm'' prequel comics--is portrayed as a brutal and remorseless Decepticon assassin. Initially a follower of Sentinel Prime, Shockwave expressed disgruntlement with an age of peace and freedom and, as part of Megatron's Defense Force, eagerly massacred dissenting Cybertronians. After joining the Decepticons, Shockwave earned a reputation as [[TheDreaded Megatron's most lethal subordinate]], openly admitting to [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoying the sounds of Autobots dying]]. Left in command of the Decepticons on Cybertron whilst Starscream searched for the Allspark, Shockwave waged a brutal campaign against the remaining Autobots, killing, amongst others, the Autobot Chromia. On Earth, Shockwave murders the Autobots Longarm and Salvage, as well as the entire crew of an oil processing plant, without provocation. Enslaving the drone who would later become "Brains" to build a "cage" for his Driller, Shockwave openly plans to terminate him [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when he is no longer useful]]. When Brains escapes, Shockwave tracks down Starscream's Decepticon splinter group, casually killing Deadlift simply for [[DisproportionateRetribution being in his way]], and conscripts them into tracking Brains down. Shockwave then goes on a killing spree in the NEST base in Diego Garcia, killing all the personnel, human and Autobot alike, including traumatized Autobot refugees. [[LackOfEmpathy Devoid of empathy]], Shockwave mocks Elita-One's death at his hand to Prime's face and, later, sadistically taunts Prime about the Autobots that Shockwave killed during their encounter in Chernobyl. Even the death of the Driller, his [[UndyingLoyalty loyal]] pet, fails to rouse any emotion from Shockwave, who treats its death as an inconvenience. A merciless sadist who revels in killing, Shockwave terrifies Autobot and Decepticon alike.
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Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].


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* ''Transformers/Franchise/GIJoe'', by John Ney Rieber: [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] continues to prove himself capable of being an irredeemable psychopath when it comes to adaptations of his [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero original iteration]]. With Cobra serving as [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a stand-in for the Nazi Party]], Commander runs his empire with the same cruel egomania that the Nazis were known for. After discovering the Decepticons hidden in an ancient monastery whose inhabitants he has just had slaughtered, Commander forcefully takes control of the Decepticons and forces them to lay waste to numerous countries across Europe, including Berlin and Rome. Any survivors of these massacres, including the children, are forced into slave camps, and, later, used as {{human shield}}s against the Commander's enemies. After forcing a Decepticon to exhaust all his energy in wantonly laying waste to enemies and allies alike, the Commander reveals his plan to use the Decepticons to institute a new world order under his rule where only the strong will survive and serve under his thumb. Cobra Commander is a megalomaniac whose status as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Nazi leadership]] makes him one of the most realistic, and wicked, baddies throughout the ''G.I. Joe'' franchise.



* ''Transformers/Franchise/GIJoe'', by John Ney Rieber: [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] continues to prove himself capable of being an irredeemable psychopath when it comes to adaptations of his [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero original iteration]]. With Cobra serving as [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a stand-in for the Nazi Party]], Commander runs his empire with the same cruel egomania that the Nazis were known for. After discovering the Decepticons hidden in an ancient monastery whose inhabitants he has just had slaughtered, Commander forcefully takes control of the Decepticons and forces them to lay waste to numerous countries across Europe, including Berlin and Rome. Any survivors of these massacres, including the children, are forced into slave camps, and, later, used as {{human shield}}s against the Commander's enemies. After forcing a Decepticon to exhaust all his energy in wantonly laying waste to enemies and allies alike, the Commander reveals his plan to use the Decepticons to institute a new world order under his rule where only the strong will survive and serve under his thumb. Cobra Commander is a megalomaniac whose status as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Nazi leadership]] makes him one of the most realistic, and wicked, baddies throughout the ''G.I. Joe'' franchise.


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* [[BigBad Megatron]] is a self-proclaimed tyrant and would-be GalacticConqueror, who named himself after his world's equivalent of TheAntichrist. A [[BadBoss user and abuser of his followers]], Megatron divides the world into enemies and pawns, killing or enslaving the former, and ruthlessly exploiting the latter. A gloating sadist, Megatron never kills anyone quickly when prolonged torture will do, [[WeHaveReserves considers his own allies expendable]], and hopes to bring Cybertron, and eventually the galaxy, under his heel. His more notable crimes include extracting half of Rampage's spark, placing it in a vise, and using it to torture Rampage into submission; unsuccessfully ordering Dinobot to kill Quickstrike, one of Megatron's relatively more loyal soldiers, after Quickstrike lost to Dinobot in a sort of re-entrance exam into the Predacons; an aborted genocide of humanity's common ancestor; attempting to rewrite all of his history by killing the original Optimus Prime; and finally, sacrificing all his remaining troops in order to gain control of the ''Nemesis'' and set out to overrun the galaxy. His defeat doesn't stop him either - when he returns in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' he's gotten worse, picking up a serious [[AGodAmI god complex]] along the way. Seizing control of Cybertron, Megatron [[YourSoulIsMine extracts the sparks]] from everyone on the planet, reducing them to [[SoullessShell mindless drones]]. Accquiring a hatred of all organic life, Megatron [[OmnicidalManiac tries to scrub Cybertron clean of it]], resulting in the near destruction of all life, robotic and organic, on his home planet when his last mad grasp for power finally fails.
* [[GiantSpider Tarantulas]] is Megatron's EvilGenius, and a schemer and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabber]] second-to-none. Planted as TheMole in Megatron's operation by the Predacon SecretPolice, Tarantulas is a cackling MadScientist, who enjoys performing gruesome experiments on his victims, and [[VillainousGlutton eating anything or anyone]] he catches in his giant webs, organic or [[ImAHumanitarian robotic]]; he admits to enjoying the act itself more than the meal. He brainwashes several Maximal protoforms into becoming Predacons, most notably Blackarachnia and Inferno, and eventually reveals that he hopes to [[TheStarscream usurp control of the team]] from Megatron. Tarantulas later exploits and {{Mind Rape}}s Blackarachnia, leaving her with a paranoid terror of him, and later swears a vendetta against her, promising to [[DomesticAbuse hunt the other spider down and kill her for daring to defy him]]. He tries to destroy the Ark, which would [[TimeCrash create a time paradox]] and lead to the extinction of the Transformers as a species. Ultimately betraying both sides, Tarantulas is revealed to be descended from neither Autobot nor Decepticon, and he attempts to use alien technology to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all factions]], swearing that when he's done with his own species, he will return and [[FinalSolution commit genocide]] against the aliens themselves. Void of loyalty or conscience, Tarantulas makes even [[EvenEvilHasStandards his own nominal allies uneasy]], a fact that he is [[CardCarryingVillain downright proud of]].

''[[AC:WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated]]''
* [[PsychoForHire Lockdown]] is a ruthless and sadistic BountyHunter whose only loyalty is to himself. Unaligned with Autobots or Decepticons, Lockdown is indiscriminate in his prey, taking commissions from whomever is willing to pay him. To make himself more powerful, Lockdown steals upgrades from his targets, torturing them by cutting the weapons from his victims' bodies. Devoid of empathy, Lockdown sees his victims as little more than trophies, taunting them if he chances to encounter them again. [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Having once been a student of the Autobot Yoketron]], Lockdown murdered his former master in order to steal the protoforms under Yoketron's protection and sell them for his own profit. Merciless and consumed by {{greed}}, Lockdown is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who frightens and disgusts Autobots and Decepticons alike.
* Meltdown, originally Prometheus Black, is a human [[MadScientist scientist]] who ended up mutated by his own experiments. He tries to kill his rival, Isaac Sumdac, in a fit of rage whilst blaming him for all his problems, including [[NeverMyFault his self-inflicted transformation]]. Later, he becomes so obsessed with creating a human transformer, he not only mutates at least two innocent humans into [[TransformationHorror gruesome hybrids combined with animal parts]], he also decides to kidnap Sumdac's innocent [[WouldHurtAChild eight-year-old daughter]] as his newest test subject, deciding to experiment on children in general now. When Blackarachnia breaks him out of jail in exchange for him eliminating her organic half, [[UngratefulBastard he double-crosses her]] and tries to destroy her Transformer half - a deed which, if not destroying her soul completely, would have left her with a completely organic body she's disgusted with. He also forces the Dinobots to work for him by painfully burning them with his acidic touch until they follow his commands. He hurt them so badly, that they were willing to turn on Bulkhead and Prowl, their only friends among the main cast, just to stay in Meltdown's good graces.

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* Colonel Leland "[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Silas]]" Bishop is leader of MECH, a terrorist group researching cybertronian technology. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E16OperationBreakdown Operation: Breakdown]]", he captures Breakdown, tortures him, tries to have him vivisected, and [[EyeScream removes one of his eyes]]. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E17Crisscross Crisscross]]" he allies MECH with Airachnid to get his hands on another Cybertronian, Arcee and was perfectly willing to let Airachnid kill Jack Darby, a sixteen-year old teenager, and his mother to do it; he even states a few human lives are worth it for Arcee's tech. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS2E19TheHumanFactor The Human Factor]]", after his men upload him into the [[spoiler:now-dead Breakdown's empty shell]], saving his life in the process, he thanks them for that and their years of loyal service by thanking them personally and then [[UngratefulBastard slaughtering them]]. He then, taking the name CYLAS ([[FunWithAcronyms "CYbernetic Lifeform Augmented by Symbiosis"]]), [[TranshumanTreachery betrays the human race to Megatron]], [[AGodAmI seeing himself as a superior being]], razing a military base just to get Megatron's attention, then attempting to blow up everybody inside Raf's house (the human trio, Agent Fowler and Raf's mother).
* The aforementioned [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire Airachnid]] is a self-styled "ex-Decepticon" who spent her time in the Great War [[AxCrazy capturing, torturing, and slowly killing any Autobots]] she could find [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]. For certain victims, like Arcee, she'd go out of her way to find people they cared for and murder them before their eyes as part of her fun. After the war left Cybertron, she struck out solo to pursue a new hobby: [[EgomaniacHunter hunting endangered and soon-to-be extinct species]]—or species [[OmnicidalManiac she will make extinct]]--for sport and collecting grisly "trophies" of her kills. Should she find an attractive species that isn't endangered, she'll ensure that they are by the time she's done, deciding to make humans her new toys, starting with the teenage Jack Darby. Forced back into serving Megatron, Airachnid barely hides her dissatisfaction, [[TheStarscream trying to usurp control from Megatron at times]]. She finally breaks free when she finds an Insecticon hive, murders fellow Decepticon Breakdown along the way, and plans to use her new servants to destroy Megatron. {{Sadist}}ic, merciless and terrifying while enjoying her atrocities, Airachnid is one of the worst to wear the Decepticon logo.

''[[AC:WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise]]''
* In the [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse Aligned Universe]], [[GreaterScopeVillain Megatronus]], once a member of the Thirteen Primes, was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] for betraying his comrades and murdering Solus Prime. [[LeakingCanOfEvil Still having influence outside of his prison]], Megatronus causes the Decepticon prison transport ship, ''The Alchemor'', to crash on Earth, unleashing dozens of Decepticons on the planet. Contacting [[BigBad Steeljaw]], Megatronus manipulates him into releasing him from his prison, and uses his psychic powers to force one of Steeljaw's soldiers to begin amputating his own arm to convince Steeljaw to work faster. When unleashed from his prison, Megatronus betrays Steeljaw, tries to murder both him and the Autobots attempting to thwart him, and reveals he plans to use the power of Unicron and the Allspark to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy both Earth and Cybertron in one fell swoop]] as revenge for his imprisonment. [[FaceHeelTurn Perhaps once a good person]], Megatronus shed any heroic traits and replaced them with pure [[TheSociopath sociopathy]] and blind hatred.

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[[BigBad Megatron]] is a self-proclaimed tyrant and would-be GalacticConqueror, who named himself after his world's equivalent of TheAntichrist. A [[BadBoss user and abuser of his followers]], Megatron divides the world into enemies and pawns, killing or enslaving the former, and ruthlessly exploiting the latter. A gloating sadist, Megatron never kills anyone quickly when prolonged torture will do, [[WeHaveReserves considers his own allies expendable]], and hopes to bring Cybertron, and eventually the galaxy, under his heel. His more notable crimes include extracting half of Rampage's spark, placing it in a vise, and using it to torture Rampage into submission; unsuccessfully ordering Dinobot to kill Quickstrike, one of Megatron's relatively more loyal soldiers, after Quickstrike lost to Dinobot in a sort of re-entrance exam into the Predacons; an aborted genocide of humanity's common ancestor; attempting to rewrite all of his history by killing the original Optimus Prime; and finally, sacrificing all his remaining troops in order to gain control of the ''Nemesis'' and set out to overrun the galaxy. His defeat doesn't stop him either - when either--when he returns in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' he's gotten worse, picking up a serious [[AGodAmI god complex]] along the way. Seizing control of Cybertron, Megatron [[YourSoulIsMine extracts the sparks]] from everyone on the planet, reducing them to [[SoullessShell mindless drones]]. Accquiring a hatred of all organic life, Megatron [[OmnicidalManiac tries to scrub Cybertron clean of it]], resulting in the near destruction of all life, robotic and organic, on his home planet when his last mad grasp for power finally fails.
* [[GiantSpider ** [[EvilGenius Tarantulas]] is Megatron's EvilGenius, and a schemer and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabber]] second-to-none. Planted as TheMole in Megatron's operation by the Predacon SecretPolice, Secret Police, Tarantulas is a cackling MadScientist, who enjoys performing gruesome experiments on his victims, and [[VillainousGlutton eating anything or anyone]] anyone he catches in his giant webs, organic or [[ImAHumanitarian robotic]]; robotic; he admits to enjoying the act itself more than the meal. He brainwashes several Maximal protoforms into becoming Predacons, most notably Blackarachnia and Inferno, and eventually reveals that he hopes to [[TheStarscream usurp control of the team]] from Megatron. Tarantulas later exploits and {{Mind Rape}}s Blackarachnia, leaving her with a paranoid terror of him, and later swears a vendetta against her, promising to [[DomesticAbuse hunt the other spider down and kill her for daring to defy him]].him. He tries to destroy the Ark, which would [[TimeCrash create a time paradox]] and lead to the extinction of the Transformers as a species. Ultimately betraying both sides, Tarantulas is revealed to be descended from neither Autobot nor Decepticon, and he attempts to use alien technology to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all factions]], swearing that when he's done with his own species, he will return and [[FinalSolution commit genocide]] genocide against the aliens themselves. Void of loyalty or conscience, Tarantulas makes even [[EvenEvilHasStandards his own nominal allies uneasy]], uneasy, a fact that he is [[CardCarryingVillain downright proud of]].

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[[PsychoForHire Lockdown]] is a ruthless and sadistic BountyHunter whose only loyalty is to himself. Unaligned with Autobots or Decepticons, Lockdown is indiscriminate in his prey, taking commissions from whomever is willing to pay him. To make himself more powerful, Lockdown steals upgrades from his targets, torturing them by cutting the weapons from his victims' bodies. [[LackOfEmpathy Devoid of empathy, empathy]], Lockdown sees his victims as little more than trophies, taunting them if he chances to encounter them again. [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Having once been a student of the Autobot Yoketron]], Lockdown murdered his former master in order to steal the protoforms under Yoketron's protection and sell them for his own profit. Merciless and consumed by {{greed}}, Lockdown is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] sociopath who frightens and disgusts Autobots and Decepticons alike.
* Meltdown, ** [[MadScientist Meltdown]], originally Prometheus Black, is a human [[MadScientist scientist]] scientist who ended up mutated by his own experiments. He tries to kill his rival, Isaac Sumdac, in a fit of rage whilst blaming him for all his problems, including [[NeverMyFault his self-inflicted transformation]]. Later, he becomes so obsessed with creating a human transformer, he not only mutates at least two innocent humans into [[TransformationHorror gruesome hybrids combined with animal parts]], he also decides to kidnap Sumdac's innocent [[WouldHurtAChild eight-year-old daughter]] as his newest test subject, deciding to experiment on children in general now. When Blackarachnia breaks him out of jail in exchange for him eliminating her organic half, [[UngratefulBastard he double-crosses her]] and tries to destroy her Transformer half - a deed which, if not destroying her soul completely, would have left her with a completely organic body she's disgusted with. He also forces the Dinobots to work for him by painfully burning them with his acidic touch until they follow his commands. He hurt them so badly, that they were willing to turn on Bulkhead and Prowl, their only friends among the main cast, just to stay in Meltdown's good graces.

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Colonel Leland "[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Silas]]" Bishop is leader of MECH, a terrorist group researching cybertronian Cybertronian technology. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E16OperationBreakdown Operation: Breakdown]]", he captures His crimes include capturing Breakdown, tortures torturing him, tries trying to have him vivisected, and [[EyeScream removes removing one of his eyes]]. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E17Crisscross Crisscross]]" he allies eyes; and allying MECH with Airachnid to get his hands on another Cybertronian, Arcee Arcee, and was perfectly willing to let Airachnid kill Jack Darby, a sixteen-year old teenager, and his mother to do it; he even states a few human lives are worth it for Arcee's tech. In "[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS2E19TheHumanFactor The Human Factor]]", after After his men upload him into the [[spoiler:now-dead now-dead Breakdown's empty shell]], shell, saving his life in the process, he thanks them for that and their years of loyal service by thanking them personally and then [[UngratefulBastard slaughtering them]]. He then, taking the name CYLAS ([[FunWithAcronyms CYLAS--[[FunWithAcronyms "CYbernetic Lifeform Augmented by Symbiosis"]]), [[TranshumanTreachery Symbiosis"]]--[[TranshumanTreachery betrays the human race to Megatron]], [[AGodAmI seeing Megatron]]. Seeing himself as [[AGodAmI a superior being]], razing he razes a military base just to get Megatron's attention, then attempting attempts to blow up everybody inside Raf's house (the human trio, Agent Fowler and Raf's mother).
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The aforementioned [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire Airachnid]] is a self-styled "ex-Decepticon" who spent her time in the Great War [[AxCrazy capturing, torturing, and slowly killing any Autobots]] Autobots she could find [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]. For certain victims, like Arcee, she'd go out of her way to find people they cared for and murder them before their eyes as part of her fun. After the war left Cybertron, she struck out solo to pursue a new hobby: [[EgomaniacHunter hunting endangered and soon-to-be extinct species]]—or species [[OmnicidalManiac she will make extinct]]--for sport and collecting grisly "trophies" of her kills. Should she find an attractive species that isn't endangered, she'll ensure that they are by the time she's done, deciding to make humans her new toys, starting with the teenage Jack Darby. Forced back into serving Megatron, Airachnid barely hides her dissatisfaction, [[TheStarscream trying to usurp control from Megatron at times]]. She finally breaks free when she finds an Insecticon hive, murders fellow Decepticon Breakdown along the way, and plans to use her new servants to destroy Megatron. {{Sadist}}ic, Sadistic, merciless and terrifying while enjoying her atrocities, Airachnid is one of the worst to wear the Decepticon logo.

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* In the [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse Aligned Universe]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots in Disguise]]'': [[GreaterScopeVillain Megatronus]], once a member of the Thirteen Primes, was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] away for betraying his comrades and murdering Solus Prime. [[LeakingCanOfEvil Still having influence outside of his prison]], Megatronus causes the Decepticon prison transport ship, ''The Alchemor'', to crash on Earth, unleashing dozens of Decepticons on the planet. Contacting [[BigBad Steeljaw]], Megatronus manipulates him into releasing him from his prison, and uses his psychic powers to force one of Steeljaw's soldiers to begin amputating his own arm to convince Steeljaw to work faster. When unleashed from his prison, Megatronus betrays Steeljaw, tries to murder both him and the Autobots attempting to thwart him, and reveals he plans to use the power of Unicron and the Allspark to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy both Earth and Cybertron in one fell swoop]] as revenge for his imprisonment. [[FaceHeelTurn Perhaps once a good person]], Megatronus shed any heroic traits and replaced them with pure [[TheSociopath sociopathy]] sociopathy and blind hatred.


** [[AxCrazy Overlord]], debuting as the BigBad in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]'', is without a doubt the most depraved Decepticon to ever grace Megatron's ranks. Though [[SuperSoldier always a terrifying force of savagery]], [[TheDreaded known and feared by friend and foe alike due to his psychotic brutality on the battlefield]] where he [[BloodKnight regularly slaughters dozens of enemies with his bare hands]], Overlord's truly wicked nature comes out in full when he is sent to Garrus-9 to oversee the rescue of Decepticon prisoners. Deciding instead to [[TheCaligula take over the entire planet]], Overlord executes the current Decepticon general, alongside any of his supporters, before turning the planet into a hellish [[POWCamp concentration camp]] occupied by hundreds of Autobot prisoners. Overlord [[{{Sadist}} takes sick pleasure]] in the various atrocities he perpetrates against his defenseless prisoners, from dismemberment, to public executions, to "releasing" them, then chasing them across the planet in "hunts", all of which he subjects his own troops to should they annoy him. Having a pathological fear of defeat, Overlord's entire motive stems from [[EvilIsPetty always losing to Megatron in sparring matches]], and to ensure he can't "lose" to the Wreckers when they come to rescue his prisoners, Overlord has all 50 of the surviving prisoners executed. Returning later in the ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More Than Meets the Eye]]'' [[ArcVillain story arc]], Overlord escapes confinement and shreds his way through dozens of Autobots before [[spoiler:Rewind]] [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] to take down Overlord, though not before Overlord [[AnArmAndALeg rips all of his limbs off]] then bites his head in two, all of which he later taunts [[spoiler:Rewind]]'s spouse with. In his final appearance, Overlord once again oversees a horrifying war campaign against the Autobots, culminating in [[BadBoss him ditching his allies to their fates]] when he grows bored of the proceedings. Overlord is an abomination of a Decepticon who horrifies and disgusts everyone he meets, his own teammates included, something he laughs about every chance he gets.

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** [[AxCrazy Overlord]], debuting as the BigBad in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]'', is without a doubt the most depraved Decepticon to ever grace Megatron's ranks. Though [[SuperSoldier always a terrifying force of savagery]], [[TheDreaded known and feared by friend and foe alike due to his psychotic brutality on the battlefield]] where he [[BloodKnight regularly slaughters dozens of enemies with his bare hands]], Overlord's truly wicked nature comes out in full when he is sent to Garrus-9 to oversee the rescue of Decepticon prisoners. Deciding instead to [[TheCaligula take over the entire planet]], Overlord executes the current Decepticon general, alongside any of his supporters, before turning the planet into a hellish [[POWCamp concentration camp]] occupied by hundreds of Autobot prisoners. Overlord [[{{Sadist}} takes sick pleasure]] in the various atrocities he perpetrates against his defenseless prisoners, from dismemberment, to public executions, to "releasing" them, then chasing them across the planet in "hunts", all of which he subjects his own troops to should they annoy him. Having a pathological fear of defeat, Overlord's entire motive stems from [[EvilIsPetty always losing to Megatron in sparring matches]], and to ensure he can't "lose" to the Wreckers when they come to rescue his prisoners, Overlord has all 50 of the surviving prisoners executed. Returning later in the ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More Than Meets the Eye]]'' [[ArcVillain story arc]], Overlord escapes confinement and shreds his way through dozens of Autobots before [[spoiler:Rewind]] Rewind [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] to take down Overlord, though not before Overlord [[AnArmAndALeg rips all of his limbs off]] then bites his head in two, all of which he later taunts [[spoiler:Rewind]]'s Rewind's spouse with. In his final appearance, Overlord once again oversees a horrifying war campaign against the Autobots, culminating in [[BadBoss him ditching his allies to their fates]] when he grows bored of the proceedings. Overlord is an abomination of a Decepticon who horrifies and disgusts everyone he meets, his own teammates included, something he laughs about every chance he gets.



*** [[AxCrazy Pharma]] is a former [[MadDoctor Autobot Medic]] who [[FaceHeelTurn went evil]]. After saving one of the main character's lives, he became the head medic at a medical facility on the planet Delphi. There he received death threats from an elite Decepticon unit who threatened to overrun the place, and [[WellIntentionedExtremist began bribing them with organs]], first from dead bots but later he began killing living ones. Eventually [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope it becomes too much]], and he has two other Decepticons unleash a plague on the facility to kill everyone and cover up his crimes. When he's revealed, he shoots a life-support, sending about 20 patients into near death states to distract everyone. He then tries to kill Ratchet twice before [[DisneyVillainDeath being thrown off the facility]]. He survives the fall and is recruited into the group of Chief Justice Tyrest, who drilled a hole in his head and is trying to destroy all Transformers he considers inferior; all the Decepticons admit to being freaked out by him. When he finds Ratchet again, he separates Ratchet's head and spark from his body and starts torturing him. To prove he is a better medic, he has one of his co-workers from Delphi, [[spoiler:Ambulon]], [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]], vertically from head to crotch, with a {{chainsaw|Good}}, and tells Ratchet to fix him. [[spoiler:Ambulon]] dies in agony before the chainsaw leaves him. Later Pharma shoots Brainstorm.

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*** [[AxCrazy Pharma]] is a former [[MadDoctor Autobot Medic]] who [[FaceHeelTurn went evil]]. After saving one of the main character's lives, he became the head medic at a medical facility on the planet Delphi. There he received death threats from an elite Decepticon unit who threatened to overrun the place, and [[WellIntentionedExtremist began bribing them with organs]], first from dead bots but later he began killing living ones. Eventually [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope it becomes too much]], and he has two other Decepticons unleash a plague on the facility to kill everyone and cover up his crimes. When he's revealed, he shoots a life-support, sending about 20 patients into near death states to distract everyone. He then tries to kill Ratchet twice before [[DisneyVillainDeath being thrown off the facility]]. He survives the fall and is recruited into the group of Chief Justice Tyrest, who drilled a hole in his head and is trying to destroy all Transformers he considers inferior; all the Decepticons admit to being freaked out by him. When he finds Ratchet again, he separates Ratchet's head and spark from his body and starts torturing him. To prove he is a better medic, he has one of his co-workers from Delphi, [[spoiler:Ambulon]], Ambulon, [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]], vertically from head to crotch, with a {{chainsaw|Good}}, and tells Ratchet to fix him. [[spoiler:Ambulon]] Ambulon dies in agony before the chainsaw leaves him. Later Pharma shoots Brainstorm.



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* ''Film/{{Bumblebee}}'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Shatter and Dropkick]] are a pair of Decepticons out to hunt down and kill Optimus Prime. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] torturing and murdering the Autobot Cliffjumper, the two arrive on earth where Dropkick kills a human simply for fun. Directed to the human authorities, the two claim to be peacekeepers hunting down a criminal to give them access to humanity's satellites. After capturing and torturing Bumblebee, the two murder a doctor who was helping them, revealing their intent to bring their forces down on Earth and [[KillAllHumans kill every human being]], not stopping until the planet is a cinder. A vicious pair of BrainsAndBrawn, Shatter and Dropick embody the worst of the Decepticons.


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** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': [[BigBad The Fallen]] himself is portrayed as even worse than his film counterpart. Once a member of the Thirteen Primes, The Fallen came to believe [[AGodAmI he was destined to become the most powerful of his brothers]] by re-powering the Allspark, then using it to make himself all-powerful. Using the Star Harvester, The Fallen drains the energy from a sun, uncaring that it leads to an entire planet dying, and blames it on one of his own servants when confronted about it. After attempting to use the Star Harvester once more, The Fallen comes to the realization that he no longer needs his Prime "brothers" or the Allspark, prompting instead to travel the universe searching for sentient life, then [[OmnicidalManiac slaughtering countless worlds of their sentient species]], [[TheCollector absorbing the knowledge, weapons, and strategies]] of the billions he slays as he goes along. After butchering his Prime brothers, The Fallen attempts to use the Star Harvester to [[EarthShatteringKaboom wipe out the entire Earth]], [[{{Sadist}} taking extra time to crush humans underfoot while laughing]]. Though [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away for thousands of years]], The Fallen continues his wicked ways, as he [[TheManBehindTheMan reaches out]] and [[TheCorrupter corrupts]] the noble Megatron into waging a war against Optimus Prime and the Autobots, leading to countless deaths and the destruction of Cybertron itself. The Fallen hopes to return to Earth and use the Star Harvester to destroy it for good this time, solely as a final act of spite toward his brothers.
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].

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** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Revenge of the Fallen]]'': [[BigBad The Fallen]] himself is portrayed as even worse than his film counterpart. Once a member of the Thirteen Primes, The Fallen came to believe [[AGodAmI he was destined to become the most powerful of his brothers]] by re-powering the Allspark, then using it to make himself all-powerful. Using the Star Harvester, The Fallen drains the energy from a sun, uncaring that it leads to an entire planet dying, and blames it on one of his own servants when confronted about it. After attempting to use the Star Harvester once more, The Fallen comes to the realization that he no longer needs his Prime "brothers" or the Allspark, prompting instead to travel the universe searching for sentient life, then [[OmnicidalManiac slaughtering countless worlds of their sentient species]], [[TheCollector absorbing the knowledge, weapons, and strategies]] of the billions he slays as he goes along. After butchering his Prime brothers, The Fallen attempts to use the Star Harvester to [[EarthShatteringKaboom wipe out the entire Earth]], [[{{Sadist}} taking extra time to crush humans underfoot while laughing]]. Though [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away for thousands of years]], The Fallen continues his wicked ways, as he [[TheManBehindTheMan reaches out]] and [[TheCorrupter corrupts]] the noble Megatron into waging a war against Optimus Prime and the Autobots, leading to countless deaths and the destruction of Cybertron itself. The Fallen hopes to return to Earth and use the Star Harvester to destroy it for good this time, solely as a final act of spite toward his brothers.
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'': Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].



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* ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': In the {{novelization}} by Creator/PeterDavid, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].

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* ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]'': In the {{novelization}} by Creator/PeterDavid, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].



* ''VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS'': [[BigBad Megatron]] lacks his [[Film/{{Transformers}} film]] counterpart's nobler traits and [[AdaptationalVillainy replaces it with raw brutality]]. Having plunged Cybertron into civil war after killing his own father, Megatron tore out Bumblebee's vocal processor when he launched the Allspark into space. He followed the Allspark to Earth, but wound up frozen in the Arctic Circle. After being thawed out by his followers, Megatron's murderous rage was only tempered when they planned to blow up Hoover Dam and drown thousands of people. In ''Autobots'', Megatron used the Allspark to terrorize the city of Tranquility and mortally wounded Create-A-Bot while trying to kill his own brother, Optimus Prime. In ''Decepticons'', he tracked down and murdered Jazz after he foiled his plot to destroy Hoover Dam. After terrorizing Tranquility, Megatron killed Optimus and hunted down his traitorous lieutenant Starscream. Create-A-Con was gravely wounded after helping him defeat Starscream, and Megatron [[UngratefulBastard chose to kill him rather than waste resources trying to repair him]]. Megatron showed no remorse for the Decepticons who gave their lives for him and [[TheSocialDarwinist believed that the weak were only meant to serve the strong]].

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* ''VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS'': ''[[VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS The Game]]'' [[VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS (DS)]]: [[BigBad Megatron]] lacks his [[Film/{{Transformers}} film]] counterpart's nobler traits and [[AdaptationalVillainy replaces it with raw brutality]]. Having plunged Cybertron into civil war after killing his own father, Megatron tore out Bumblebee's vocal processor when he launched the Allspark into space. He followed the Allspark to Earth, but wound up frozen in the Arctic Circle. After being thawed out by his followers, Megatron's murderous rage was only tempered when they planned to blow up Hoover Dam and drown thousands of people. In ''Autobots'', Megatron used the Allspark to terrorize the city of Tranquility and mortally wounded Create-A-Bot while trying to kill his own brother, Optimus Prime. In ''Decepticons'', he tracked down and murdered Jazz after he foiled his plot to destroy Hoover Dam. After terrorizing Tranquility, Megatron killed Optimus and hunted down his traitorous lieutenant Starscream. Create-A-Con was gravely wounded after helping him defeat Starscream, and Megatron [[UngratefulBastard chose to kill him rather than waste resources trying to repair him]]. Megatron showed no remorse for the Decepticons who gave their lives for him and [[TheSocialDarwinist believed that the weak were only meant to serve the strong]].


* [[PhysicalGod Unicron]], debuting in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the 1986 animated movie]], is an ancient [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Transformer that was created by a MadScientist called Primacron. Primacron created Unicron to help him take over the universe, but he rebelled and destroyed Primacron's lab. Unicron travelled through space and devoured many inhabited worlds, including the planet of Lithone. After learning of Optimus Prime's death and his passing of the Matrix of Leadership, Unicron tracked down Megatron and tasked him to destroy it, as it was the only thing that could stand in his way. Torturing Megatron into accepting his deal, Unicron reformatted him into Galvatron and made him more susceptible to his psychic assaults. Galvatron, tired of being Unicron's pawn, tried to use the Matrix to turn Unicron into his slave, but it had no effect in his hands. In retaliation, Unicron started [[OmnicidalManiac destroying Cybertron and attacked both Autobot and Decepticon alike]]. Unicron was eventually defeated by a Matrix-wielding Rodimus and only his head remained to orbit Cybertron, a testament to the [[GreaterScopeVillain Transformer]] that made even the mighty [[BigBad Megatron]] beg for mercy.

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* [[PhysicalGod Unicron]], debuting in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the 1986 animated movie]], is an ancient [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Transformer that was created by a MadScientist called Primacron. Primacron created Unicron to help him take over the universe, but he rebelled and destroyed Primacron's lab. Unicron travelled through space and devoured many inhabited worlds, including the planet of Lithone. After learning of Optimus Prime's death and his passing of the Matrix of Leadership, Unicron tracked down Megatron and tasked him to destroy it, as it was the only thing that could stand in his way. Torturing Megatron into accepting his deal, Unicron reformatted him into Galvatron and made him more susceptible to his psychic assaults. Galvatron, tired of being Unicron's pawn, tried to use the Matrix to turn Unicron into his slave, but it had no effect in his hands. In retaliation, Unicron started [[OmnicidalManiac destroying Cybertron and attacked both Autobot and Decepticon alike]]. Unicron was eventually defeated by a Matrix-wielding Rodimus and only his head remained to orbit Cybertron, a testament to the [[GreaterScopeVillain Transformer]] Transformer that made even the mighty [[BigBad Megatron]] Megatron beg for mercy.


* ''Transformers/G.I. Joe'', by John Ney Rieber: [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] continues to prove himself capable of being an irredeemable psychopath when it comes to adaptations of his [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero original iteration]]. With Cobra serving as a stand-in for the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Party]], Commander runs his empire with the same cruel egomania that the Nazis were known for. After discovering the Decepticons hidden in an ancient monastery whose inhabitants he has just had slaughtered, Commander forcefully takes control of the Decepticons and forces them to lay waste to numerous countries across Europe, including Berlin and Rome. Any survivors of these massacres, [[WouldHurtAChild including the children]], are forced into slave camps, and, later, used as {{human shield}}s against the Commander's enemies. After forcing a Decepticon to exhaust all his energy in wantonly laying waste to enemies and [[BadBoss allies]] alike, the Commander reveals his plan to use the Decepticons to institute a new world order under his rule where only the strong will survive and serve under his thumb. Cobra Commander is a megalomaniac whose status as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Nazi leadership]] makes him one of the most realistic, and wicked, baddies throughout the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' franchise.

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* ''Transformers/G.I. Joe'', ''Transformers/Franchise/GIJoe'', by John Ney Rieber: [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] continues to prove himself capable of being an irredeemable psychopath when it comes to adaptations of his [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero original iteration]]. With Cobra serving as [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a stand-in for the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Party]], Commander runs his empire with the same cruel egomania that the Nazis were known for. After discovering the Decepticons hidden in an ancient monastery whose inhabitants he has just had slaughtered, Commander forcefully takes control of the Decepticons and forces them to lay waste to numerous countries across Europe, including Berlin and Rome. Any survivors of these massacres, [[WouldHurtAChild including the children]], children, are forced into slave camps, and, later, used as {{human shield}}s against the Commander's enemies. After forcing a Decepticon to exhaust all his energy in wantonly laying waste to enemies and [[BadBoss allies]] allies alike, the Commander reveals his plan to use the Decepticons to institute a new world order under his rule where only the strong will survive and serve under his thumb. Cobra Commander is a megalomaniac whose status as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Nazi leadership]] makes him one of the most realistic, and wicked, baddies throughout the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' ''G.I. Joe'' franchise.

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** [[OmnicidalManiac Unicron]] is a powerful [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Transformer and the ArchEnemy of Primus, the creator of the Cybertronians. Millions of years ago, Primus stopped Unicron's quest to consume all of existence by trapping him within a lifeless asteroid and left to wander aimlessly through space. When Primus was shot during a fight between the Autobots and Decepticons, Unicron heard his rival's scream of pain and made a direct path towards Cybertron. Stopping to devour the planet of Ghennix and its roughly 60 billion inhabitants, Unicron reformatted three of its survivors to be his new heralds. After sending them to retrieve Galvatron from the future, Unicron tortured him in order to gain his compliance. He distracted Primus's forces by siccing his [[ManchurianAgent sleeper agents]] that were planted within Cybertron's population millennia ago. Once he finally arrived, Unicron devastated Cybertron and claimed countless lives, including [[KillTheGod Primus's]]. Unicron's rampage left lasting scars on Cybertron's surface and truly earned him the title of the Chaos Bringer.

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