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    Transmutate 
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Friend...good. Friend...dark.

Voiced by: Susan Blu
Debut: "Transmutate"


  • Ambiguous Gender: It isn't clear whether it is male or female. If an alternate timeline where Transmutate lives on Cybertron is anything to go by, Transmutate is indeed female.
  • Badass Biker: In an alternate continuity where Transmutate is female and has full control of her faculties, she transformers into a motorcycle.
  • Berserk Button: In an alternate continuity, Transmutate is implied to have the Cybertronian equivalent of autism. She deeply resents any implication that there's something wrong with her because of her condition.
  • Dumb Muscle: It's described as being barely smarter than a drone but it's very strong despite its deformities.
  • Gender Reveal: In an alternate universe set on Cybertron, Transmutate is fully functional and is revealed to be female.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly placed itself between Silverbolt and Rampage's weapons fire, urging its only two friends to stop fighting.
  • Hollywood Autism: In an alternate universe, Transmutate is implied to have this by a quirk in her programming making it difficult for her to understand social cues and emotions. She is also angered by the claim that she is "broken" and that there's something wrong with her because of her programming.
  • Ill Girl: If you consider it female by what little gender-definition it has.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: It has sonic screams strong enough to send Inferno flying.
  • Morality Pet: For Rampage. While Rampage is clearly intent on manipulating it to join his plans for vengeance on both the Maximals and the Predacons, even he is distraught by Transmutate's demise. It's due to Rampage himself being powerful but deformed and sees a kindred spirit in the creature.
  • Obliviously Evil: When working with Rampage as it sees him as it's friend. In an alternate universe where Transmutate is female and in full control of her faculties, she is tricked by Megatron's former boss Cryotek into committing crimes.
  • Reluctant Warrior: In an alternate universe where Transmutate is a fully functional female Maximal, she's amazingly powerful. She's also scared of her own power, and prefers interacting with and learning about her fellow Transformers than fighting them.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: For everyone. Transmutate was a malformed protoform unable to transform who ends up destroyed.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Transmutate's power is immense but it has a mind of a toddler. At the best of times, it seems barely aware of what it can do, but can overwhelm any other characters with a scream.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: It was killed during its premiere episode.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Its spark was too powerful for its malformed body to properly support. The spark was too unstable to risk transferring to a functional body without instantly destroying it. Rhinox states that it wouldn't be long before Transmutate's spark extinguished catastrophically.

    The Vok 

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Voiced by: Blu Mankuma, Richard Newman
Debut: "Other Voices", "Other Victories" (in-person)

A bizarre race of aliens with godlike powers, their name being revealed in the last few episodes. For reasons not given during the series itself, the covered the Earth in raw energon and left a number of unusual machines on the planet. If their experiments go wrong, however, they destroy the planet.


  • Abusive Precursors / Benevolent Precursors: They manage to fit both sides. For the latter, they did seed Earth with energon which could potentially provide a clean source of energy to the humans in the future. The previous trope came in when you see that when their experiment didn't go the way they wanted thanks to the Beast Wars, they decide to destroy the entire planet.
  • All There in the Manual: Their origin story. (They're what happened to the Swarm from Generation 2 comics, after the Matrix purified them. Or what all life in the universe will evolve into. Both creators had different visions of what they were.)
  • Cosmic Horror Story: Supposedly they are related to the swarm. Regardless, even the transformers feel insignificant next to them.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Their creations seemed to built a certain way to only do one thing and little else. Tigerhawk is the exception.
  • The Dreaded: Both sides are terrified of the Vok, with Megatron calling a temporary truce while he looks into them coming to Earth, and the Maximals likewise dread the realization.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Somewhat more benign case, the key word being somewhat.
  • Energy Beings: They have no physical form.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They rarely appear in the series, but make one hell of an impact.
  • Hypocrite: They send Tigerhawk to arrest/kill Megatron for disrupting time and space, even though they meddle with time by seeding Earth with energon and trying to destroy the planet.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their appearances are completely serious and at the end of the first season, it kicks off the finale and the near destruction of Earth.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: Even compared to the Transformers, the Vok's capabilities are essentially magic. They can create raw energon, created a floating island with power weapons, built a powerful anti-Transformer ship, created their own Transformer with Elemental Powers, and made a second moon in orbit of the Earth that was contained a giant machine that fired a Death Ray that would, coupled with the explosions of the Energon, destroy the entire planet.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Their intentions are to guide other species to a higher level, much like they did. Despite their... unusual methods, they are much more well-intentioned than certain other beings.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Exactly what they did after they sent Tigerhawk to Earth and the events of Beast Machines is never stated.note 
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: They claim this about themselves at first. It seems to have been dropped as the series progressed.
    • At one point they appear using A Form You Are Comfortable With, the only problem is that its the form of Unicron which has truly terrifying implications about just how much more powerful/bizarre they are than anything in Cybertronian experience.
    • Given that they were about to destroy the Earth, Unicron's form was oddly appropriate.
    • They claim to be adopting the form of "a figure of authority" pulled from Optimus's memories. Either they're bsing to cover the fact that they're trying to intimidate him, or they interpret "religious terror" as respect for authority.
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    The Tripredacus Council 

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Voiced by: Lee Tockar (Ram Horn), Ian James Corlett (Sea Clamp), Scott McNeil (Cicadacon)
Debut: "The Agenda (Part 1)"


  • All There in the Script: Their names: Ram Horn, Sea Clamp and Cicadacon.
    • These are, of course, the toys' names. The character models didn't come close to matching the toys (they were under a strict deadline), however, so Hasbro requested the names not be mentioned.
  • Category Traitor: Megatron and other Predacon radicals accuse the Council of "kissing the Maximal Elders' skid-plates" and want to take more direct action to overthrow the Maximals and establish the Predacons as the rulers of Cybertron.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: They're the leaders of the (comparatively) peaceful Predacons on Cybertron and constantly scheme knowing more than they would ever admit.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: They declared Megatron a dangerous rogue and dispatch an agent to bring him in. They still want to take over Cybertron and start another Great War, but prefer to do so through patient planning that Megatron's actions threaten. In turn, Megatron and his sympathizers consider the Council a bunch of sellouts who are too scared to confront the Maximals directly.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Averted, and also played straight. They knew Megatron was brilliant and dangerous, and they knew not to leave him alive. The problem was that they sent someone who could be convinced to aid him. Whoops.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Seen near the end of season 2, and never brought up again as major villains, when the writers appeared to be hinting toward them playing a more significant role in the Beast Wars universe. And then Beast Machines went in a completely different direction and they were all but forgotten.

    Snowstalker 

Debut: "Fallen Comrades"


  • Back for the Dead: She came back just to be killed in an accidental avalanche.
  • Distressed Damsel: Her first episode had her and Tigatron being used as hostages by the Predacons. Her only other appearance was her last.
  • Dropped A Bridge On Her: She gets killed after only a handful of appearances.
  • Kill the Cutie: Was an adorable white tiger who ended up killed off.
  • Put on a Bus: After "Fallen Comrades", she disappears for a while until "Law Of The Jungle"...where she is killed off.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She was killed off to show the lethal consequences of the Beast Wars.

    Una and Chak 

Voiced by: Susan Blu (Una)
Debut: "Cutting Edge"


  • Cheerful Child: A pair of happy prehistoric children.
  • Cool Big Sis: Una certainly views Blackarachnia this way. The spider herself seems greatly annoyed by this.
  • Little Miss Badass: Una takes apart Waspinator. In flight. Granted, everybody can do that, but she is no killer robot.
    • She also uses a lever (which Cheetor taught her) to purposefully knock heavy equipment on top of Tarantulas.
  • The Unintelligible: Being prehistoric children, they do not speak actual words, though by their last couple of appearances they have learned to say a few actual words (such as Cheetor's name).

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