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    Chief Justice Tyrest/Solomus 

Fully deserved.
The neutral Chief Justice of the Cybertronian race who created the Tyrest Accord, a set of universal laws that all races in the galaxy must follow in times of war. He's Ultra Magnus's former boss and suffers from a guilt complex due to his murky and dark past. By the time the crew encounters him, his guilt has driven him mad. He’s also, unknowingly, the mortal incarnation of Solomus, god of wisdom.
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  • Angel Unaware: He’s Solomus and doesn’t know it at first, thanks to his insanity and The Fog of Ages. The Grand Architect helps him remember.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: His ultimate goal is to gain redemption for his actions by killing every single Cybertronian who was constructed cold, then use the Space Bridge he's building to join Primus, the Guiding Hand, and the Knights of Cybertron in Cyberutopia. He fails.
    • He does seem to make it to Cyberutopia in the end, however...or rather, he makes it to Mederi, the euthanasia clinic that the dying Knights of Cybertron mistook for Cyberutopia due to the illusion it created for them to ease their passing. Ironically, he didn’t really need to “ascend” in the first place, since he’s already a god.
  • A Taste of the Lash: Self-inflicted variety. He is into self-flagellation, although rather than whipping himself, he drills himself.
  • The Atoner: His actions in "Remain In Light" are attempted atonement for his creation of the process of draining the Matrix to create new sparks to be constructed cold. In practice, however...
  • Badass Cape
  • Big Bad: Of the Remain in Light storyline. He's also responsible for the Circle of Light's disappearance.
    • Non-Action Big Bad: Not a warrior himself, he relies on his Enforcer Star Saber, Lockdown's Titan Hunters, and his own force of Legislators to do his dirty work. After his paralyzation signal goes offline he's taken down fairly quickly.
  • Body Horror: Mild, but his body appears to be heavily pockmarked, or riddled with bullet holes, including a hole in his forehead. Turns out it's a form of self-flagellation.
  • The Bus Came Back: Shows up again in the final story-arc of Lost Light, having joined forces with the Grand Architect and Getaway after learning he’s really Solomus.
  • Compelling Voice: Tyrest's weapon of mass suggestion, when activated, can make anyone do anything says.
  • Cool Crown: His head looks like one.
  • Demoted to Dragon: When Tyrest turns up again in the story's final arc, he's working with Getaway under the Grand Architect, who appears to have become the true Big Bad of the series.
  • Exit Villain Stage Left: It turns out he has a recall system similar to the Magnus Armor's as well, and uses it to teleport away after the events of Remain In Light, despite being comatose.
  • Death by Irony: Tyrest represents Law gone bad; in the end he's crippled by the devoted law enforcer Ultra Magnus. He survives, but it's still a healthy dose of karma.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: In his first appearance in The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers.
  • Fallen Hero: Tyrest was once a brilliant scientist and negotiator who helped millions of Cybertronians flee the war and broker a treaty that prohibited Transformer technology from falling into other races' hands. There’s also the fact that, he’s Solomus, the god of wisdom; he used to be a deity devoted to knowledge and learning.
  • The Fundamentalist: Wasn't originally, but fell into this after the Aequitas trials.
  • Guilt Complex: Has developed one based on his role in inventing the process that drained the Matrix to create sparks, which he believes has led to the creation of a race of Cybertronians predisposed to sin. He wishes to purge himself of this guilt by way of Kill 'Em All.
  • Heroic BSoD: Experienced one during the Aequitas trials, when he realized that every criminal he tried had been constructed cold using the Matrix-draining process he himself had developed under Nova Prime. The shock of realizing this caused him to suspend the trials and go into seclusion, where he began drilling himself as a form of penance, before drilling his head and going off the deep end.
  • I Am Who?: Is quite surprised to find out from Adaptus that he is the mortal reincarnation of Solomus, a fellow member of the Guiding Hand.
  • Irony: His religious fanaticism becomes delightfully ironic with the reveal that he’s Solomus. He was basically worshipping himself and his brothers.
  • Jerkass
    • Jerkass Has a Point: In pointing out some of Ambus' recent faults as Ultra Magnus.
    • Took a Level in Jerkass: He’s indicated to have been a lot nicer before he went crazy. Plus, he’s Solomus, a good deity, so he was presumably even nicer before losing his memories.
  • The Judge
  • Kill 'Em All: His solution for dealing with every single Cybertronian who was constructed cold.
  • Knight Templar: Changing the Tyrest Accord, making new laws as he sees fits, and charging others for crimes they were not even aware about.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: At least he thinks he is this.
  • Lawman Gone Bad
  • Light Is Not Good: Obsessed with the pursuit of justice and purity, but cares little for anyone who might stand in his way.
  • Madness Mantra: Tyrest, come closer, come closer, come closer. Tyrest, come closer, come closer...
  • Moral Myopia: Getting shot with a foreign thought urging you to resign from your position? THOUGHT CRIME! Arrest those Diplomatic Corps agents! But using the exact same technology to implant the idea to your enemies that they can't move, completely immobilizing them? Well that's okay, because now you can go forward with your "divinely approved" plan to exterminate a large portion of your own people and go to the Transformer equivalent of Heaven as a result.
  • My Greatest Failure: Draining the Matrix to create new sparks under Nova Prime's direction. He believes that the sparks he created in this matter are "predisposed to sin" since all of the criminals he tried during the Aequitas trials were constructed cold, and guilty of some of the worst war crimes imaginable.
  • Non-Action Guy: As noted by Adaptus he was never a good fighter and is easily mangled by him.
  • Path of Inspiration
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his insane, wicked ways, he's at least decent enough to explain to Magnus what's wrong with him.
  • Physical God: He’s the mortal incarnation of Solomus.
  • Spanner in the Works: Prowl's plan backfires because Tyrest brain-damaged himself with all the drilling, therefore rendering the 'nudge' gun useless against him. Or, if you believe the fan theory that the nudge gun made the brain damage worse, drove him further into insanity. Lampshaded by Getaway, when he calls Tyrest' plan an 'unintended consequence' of Prowl's plan failing.
  • Staff of Authority: Carries an ornate golden staff that most likely serves as a badge of office. Tyrest can also use it to strip the current Ultra Magnus of his Powered Armour by pressing a button on the shaft and later uses it to paralyze Rodimus and his Away Team by projecting the idea into them that they can't move.
  • Taking You with Me: He's mortally wounded by Adaptus but when the latter is distracted by having to keep Pharma's personality at bay, Solomus stabs him through the head with his finger drill and they both perish.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means
  • Walking Spoiler
  • Winged Humanoid: Has this appearance in robot mode, but remains to be seen if he is actually capable of flight.
  • You Have Failed Me: To Ultra Magnus. He then proceeds to strip him of his Powered Armor and leave him as his real identity, Minimus Ambus.

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    Star Saber 

Will anybody pit their faith against mine?
A religious Knight Templar and former Circle Of Light member who now works for Chief Justice Tyrest. Brutal and powerful in combat, he enforces Tyrest's laws with an iron fist.
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  • Adaptational Villainy: The original Star Saber was your typical squeaky-clean paragon of justice. This one only thinks he is.
  • Arch-Enemy: Dai Atlas, for their conflicting views on faith, and also because Star Saber betrayed the Circle of Light to the Legislators.
    • Cyclonus appears to have taken this spot in Lost Light. Star Saber's apparently nursing a grudge over his loss on Luna-1 and Getaway buys his service by promising him revenge. Their rematch ends up getting Star Saber killed.
  • Ax-Crazy: An honest-to-goodness maniac who casually hacks other Transformers to bits.
  • Badass Boast: "Will anybody pit their faith against mine?" Quickly answered by Cyclonus, who gives one of his own: "I will."
  • The Big Guy: Even by Cybertronian standards, he's huge.
  • Black and White Insanity: In his eyes, at least, everything he does is okay.
  • The Brute: As the new Duly-Appointed Enforcer of the Tyrest Accord, and also the one who actually manages to capture Skids and Swerve.
  • The Bus Came Back: Getaway decides to bring him on as the Lost Light's new head of security.
  • BFS: Wields a Great Sword, a common weapon for the Circle of Light.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He ends up killing Dai Atlas quite effortlessly.
  • Church Militant
  • Church Police
  • Death by Irony: Star Saber represents Religion gone bad; he comes within inches of being killed by the highly spiritual Cyclonus. And ultimately dies for real at Cyclonus’s hands, being shown the sort of forgiveness he considered blasphemous in his final moments.
  • Death Glare: His default expression is one of seething contempt.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: In Lost Light, where he just appears out of nowhere to kill Mirage and shred Defensor into little bits.
    • To a lesser degree, his role in the Remain in Light arc, especially against Dai Atlas.
  • The Dragon: To Tyrest.
  • Egocentrically Religious
  • Eye Scream: How Cyclonus ultimately gets the upper hand on him.
  • Exit Villain Stage Left: After being blinded by Cyclonus, he decides to cut his losses and teleports away before Cyclonus can kill him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Much like Galvatron, he considers combiners to be abominations.
  • Final Solution: Advocated an atheist holocaust.
  • The Fundamentalist: Unlike Dai Atlas and the other members of the Circle of Light, he is not portrayed positively.
  • Foil: To Dai Atlas, and later to Cyclonus.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Cyclonus kills him in Lost Light #20 by cleaving him in half while Star Saber is in vehicle mode.
  • Hero Killer: Dai Atlas, in Remain in Light. Mirage in Lost Light.
  • Just Following Orders: How Getaway justifies recruiting Star Saber as the Lost Light's new chief of security despite the atrocities he committed while working for Chief Justice Tyrest.
  • Implacable Man: Kills Mirage without even breaking his stride, even as Mirage attempts to talk reason into him.
  • In Name Only: Aside from his appearance and name, he has absolutely nothing in common with the heroic character from Transformers Victory.
  • Jerkass: Doesn't get much more jerkish than telling Dai Atlas that his God hates him just as you crush his spark.
    • He also delivers a Killed Midsentence to Mirage, slicing him apart with his sword as Mirage tries to explain what's really going on. Star Saber doesn't care.
  • Kill 'Em All: Wanted to instigate an "atheist holocaust" and kill all those who disbelieved in Primus and the Guiding Hand.
  • Knight Templar: As a fanatical religious warrior who wants to wipe out all unbelievers, Star Saber qualifies.
  • The Mole: Within the Circle of Light group.
  • Omniscient Morality License: He believes that every single thing he does, no matter how cruel or monstrous, is divinely sanctioned. Dai Atlas call him out on the arrogance of this view.
    Star Saber: I fight because Primus ordained it.
  • Pet the Dog: Barely so, but he knocks Swerve out rather than killing or severely injuring him, presumably because he knew Swerve couldn't have possibly hurt him.
  • Red Baron: "The Dark Evangelist".
  • Religious Bruiser: Equal parts towering brute and religious zealot.
  • Revenge: Against Cyclonus, for the defeat he handed Star Saber on Luna-1 at the climax of Remain In Light. Getaway gets him to join the Lost Light as head of security by promising Star Saber a rematch. Cyclonus ends up exploiting this in their rematch; by pretending to flee and getting Star Saber to chase him, Cyclonus lures the zealot into a narrow corridor, bisecting him while Star Saber is in vehicle mode with no room to maneuver or react.
  • The Starscream: To Dai Atlas and the Circle of Light.
  • Walking Spoiler

    Lockdown 

A vicious bounty hunter who leads a crew of Metrotitan Hunters. Him and his team have had several run-ins with the Lost Light crew.

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    Pharma/The Grand Architect/Adaptus 
That was a nasty fall. Need a hand?
A mad doctor and former head of staff on Delphi. Once a friend/protégé of Ratchet's, he was driven insane by the DJD and is now a murderer who's obsessed with proving his superiority to Ratchet. After dying in the season one finale, his body is taken and by possessed by Adaptus, the Grand Architect and god of transformation.
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  • Ax-Crazy: This guy is willing to cut someone in half as a distraction.
  • Back for the Finale: In the Grand Finale, his body returns, being used as an avatar for Adaptus/the Grand Architect.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Strongly implied in a flashback that he might have done this, or, given his later actions, been on the receiving end.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How First Aid apparently kills him.
  • Broken Ace: He was a magnificent doctor among the Autobots, known for performing almost miraculous surgeries, until he snapped.
  • Chainsaw Good: After he came back.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In "The Divided Self" Pharma tortures Ratchet by scraping his scalpel against the latter's spark.
  • Control Freak: Back when he was in charge of Delphi.
  • Death by Irony: Pharma represents Medicine gone bad; ultimately, he's killed by the medic First Aid.
  • Dirty Coward: Slices Ambulon in half and then runs off, keeping Ratchet distracted and unable to pursue him.
  • Disney Villain Death: At the end of issue five. Then it turns out he's actually alive.
  • Driven to Madness
  • Dr. Jerk: Even before he became a bad guy he was kind of a prick.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers prose story "Bullets".
  • Evil Former Friend: Ratchet's.
  • Evil Genius: Of Tyrest's group.
  • Exact Words: All Pharma said was he'd cut Ambulon and First Aid in half, Ratchet. He never said anything about cutting them in half at the waist.
  • Expy: Of the Joker. Word of God confirms Pharma even sounds like Mark Hamill's rendition of the character.
  • Face–Heel Turn
  • Fallen Hero: He was once a truly brilliant surgeon. The pressure of what the D.J.D. forced him to do has destroyed his mind.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Fighting from the Inside: According to Adaptus the original Pharma still tries to reassert control over the body especially when Ratchet is in the same room.
  • The Fog of Ages: Adaptus can't quite remember his own past very well; he admits he forgets how well he covered the tracks of his own existence, and is only fairly certain the Knights of Cybertron set off at his behest, not completely. It seems not even the gods themselves are immune to information creep.
  • Foil: To Ratchet.
  • Foreshadowing: After First Aid blows his head off, and the Legislators attack, Pharma's body is pulled through Tyrest's space bridge by a series of tentacles while everyone is distracted. Much later we see him again, now possessed by Adaptus.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's incredibly jealous of Ratchet.
  • Ignored Epiphany: According to the Word of God, Pharma occasionally has moments of clarity where he "sometimes he catches himself off guard and hates what he's become".
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Towards Ratchet.
  • Jerkass: Given his haughty/control freak nature, he wasn't exactly pleasant, even before he went mad.
    • Jerkass Gods: After his body becomes the avatar of Adaptus/the Grand Architect.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: At first, he was coerced into betraying his fellow Autobots. Then he really lost it.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence
    Pharma:"Lengthways." Your face! It was an absolute pic-
  • Lack of Empathy: Seemingly subverted. When escaping from captivity in "Remains In Light: Part 5", Pharma is unable to pass through Tyrest's guilt detecting forcefield. This means that, despite seeming remorseless towards everything he’s done, Pharma ultimately feels some guilt for his actions. However, due to his sanity loss thanks to dealing with the DJD, he's ultimately unfazed by not being able to pass through, and even jokes about the murders of his patients and Ambulon towards First Aid. This earns him a Boom, Headshot!.
    First Aid: "You're smiling. Everything you did at Delphi—all those patients you killed—and you're smiling?"
    Pharma: "I know, I know—I'm incorrigible."
  • Meaningful Name: Threefold. Most obviously, the prefix "pharma-" refers to medicine, but it's also phonetically similar to "farmer," which makes a twisted amount of sense given that he's harvesting organs. Most tellingly, leaving of the first and last letter of his name gives you "harm," which should give you an idea...
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
  • Morph Weapon: Apparently his new hands can turn into anything.
  • The Medic: Evil example.
  • Never Found the Body: Unusually, they did know where Pharma's body was after First Aid shoots his head off, but during the ensuing fight with the Legislators, his body gets dragged through the Space Bridge by tentacles without anyone noticing. In the prose story "Sound of Shattered Glass" Ratchet notices Pharma's corpse has mysteriously vanished and really wants it found.
    • It's later revealed he survived (sorta) and has become the mortal avatar of Adaptus/the Grand Architect.
  • Not Quite Dead: Adaptus is mostly in control after Pharma becomes his avatar, but the Mad Doctor is still in there and is sometimes able reassert himself; seeing Ratchet onboard his Worldsweeper makes his influence grow and Adaptus is visibly struggling during his explanation to Rodimus and the others to keep Pharma's personality at bay.
  • Plague Master: Designed a special rust virus to kill everyone at Delphi, just so he could get away from the DJD.
  • Red Baron: After his Face–Heel Turn, he's known among Tyrest's group as Mad Doctor Pharma.
  • Slasher Smile: Post-Delphi.
  • Social Darwinist: Of the Sufferer variety. Adaptus started the first war because he belived cybertonian society was stagnating and wanted to attack neighboring civilizations to facilitate change.
  • The Sociopath: After Jumping Off the Slippery Slope.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: His new hands can turn into anything, or so he claims, though he favors chainsaws. Which foreshadows his eventual transformation into Adaptus, who had an infinity of forms.
  • Uncertain Doom: While he certainly seemed dead, having his head almost entirely blown off, his body being mysteriously dragged through Tyrest's space bridge, and later, Drift has a vision of a living Pharma leading an army of sparkeaters. The Grand Finale reveals he’s become an avatar of Adaptus.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "How Ratchet Got His Hands Back", it is revealed Pharma made a deal with the D.J.D. to ensure Delphi's safety, by providing their transformation-obsessed leader, Tarn, with transformation cogs. When the demand increased, however...
    • Is revealed to be this as the Grand Architect/the avatar of Adaptus, as a lot of what he did with the Architects was still pretty bad from a moral and ethical standpoint-the experimentations needed to create his Infinites, the killing off of the Blacksmiths after he no longer had any use for them, the willingness to work with 'bots like Scorponok, Flame, and Getaway-but it was all in service of defeating what he perceived as a much greater threat; the Functionist Council and their false Primus. He's never anything but cordial once he meets Rodimus and part of his group and explains what they're up against, and who he actually is, Pharma's attempts to reassert control notwithstanding.
  • Yandere: Towards Ratchet. With healthy doses of Foe Yay.

    The Legislators 

Nineteen. Eighty-Four.
An army of monstrous drones that serve Tyrest. They're made from the corpses of hundreds of lawbreakers and are programmed to kill or arrest anyone who they view as breaking any sort of laws.
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  • Arc Number: Turns out that whatever number the legislators are saying is the specific section of the Tyrest Accord that they are trying to arrest/kill you for.
  • BFS and BFG: Granted, they're not that big compared to the Legislators, just to the people they actually get used on.
  • Cybertronian Resources: How they're made. Tyrest even uses some of the Circle of Light to replenish his forces after they've been captured.
  • Eyeless Face: Justice is Blind.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: It probably isn't a coincidence that the Legislators are completely gold (save their inner works).
  • Kill It with Fire: Some of them have built in flamethrowers in their mouths.
  • The Law Of The Conservation Of Ninjitsu: Two Legislators give Skids something of a hard time. A whole army? Not so much. Slightly justified since Skids was amnesiac and unable to access his weapons the first time around. The second time, he's able to use his Outlier abilities to study them as he fights.
  • Meaningful Name: They are in charge of enforcing the Tyrest Accord.
  • Mecha-Mooks: To Tyrest.
  • Voice of the Legion
  • We Have Reserves: They're mass produced by recycling all the prisoners executed by Tyrest.

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