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    The Sparkeater 
A monstrous, supposedly mythological creature that devours Cybertronian sparks. The previous owners of the Lost Light trapped the creature in the ship's engine rooms, where it promptly escaped after the Lost Light's first quantum jump.

  • Body Horror: Looks like a walking corpse. Or going the other way, a half-formed Cybertronian.
  • Combat Tentacles
  • The Dreaded: Sparkeaters are the stuff of Cybertronian legend.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The Sparkeater found on the Lost Light was originally a security guard (and handler of Turbofoxes) who was shot by Cyclonus with Brainstorm's experimental weapon.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In that it has a head, two arms and two legs. That's where the resemblance to anything human ends.
  • Made of Explodium: It eats Sparks. Shooting it with a missile would produce an explosion several miles wide, forcing the crew to find other means of killing it.
  • Powers Do the Killing: It doesn't even need to touch you to kill you, just make you vomit up your brain with telekinesis.
  • Power Floats
  • Shrouded in Myth: No-one is exactly sure how this thing came to be. Drift mentions they're drawn to places of emotional trauma, in which case the Lost Light is an all-you-can-eat buffet...
  • Tele-Frag: A cleaner variant, but being shoved into the quantum generator was enough to kill it.
  • Tragic Monster: It used to be a normal guard, but after Cyclonus was forced to shoot the guard with Brainstorm's sparkeater gun, it was horribly mutated into it's current state.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: It eats sparks.


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.

    Sonic and Boom 
A pair of Jerkass mercs the crew encounters on Delphi. They're kind of stupid.

  • Born Lucky: These two survived the war.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Despite knowing full-well what a badass Orion Pax is, they picked a fight with him anyways.
  • Combining Mecha: They share an alt-mode.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Their sound bomb is the cause of the Rust Plague affecting the Delphi facility.
    • They're also at the other end of it, at the hands of Fort Max.
  • Jerkass: They're already dragging Drift off to the Institute for money, but they decide to beat the crap out of him anyway for giggles.
    • They're also perfectly willing to shoot up a medical ward, for no real reason.
  • Mook Horror Show
  • Shooting Superman: They try fighting Orion Pax. He hands them their asses.
  • Trojan Horse
  • Typhoid Mary

    The Galactic Council 
The central, overarching government of the known galaxy. Nearly every major spacefaring race is a governed by the Council and they wield a mighty peacekeeping force. They have a noted dislike of Cybertronians due to the massive amounts of damage the Great War caused. Currently they seem to be on the verge of war with the Black Block Consortia.

  • Anti-Villain: They just want to keep the peace.
  • Enemy Mine: They're perfectly happy teaming up with the Black Block Consortia when the DJD show up even though they were just fighting over which one got to salvage the alternate Lost Light.
  • Fantastic Racism: Downplayed. They don't really trust Cybertronians and have barred them from having a representative on the council, but only because of the huge amounts of collateral damage the war caused. They do admire the odd exceptions like Ultra Magnus and Tyrest.
  • The Federation
  • The Ghost: The Council themselves have yet to be seen. However their presence is felt in many places and both the Lost Light crew and the Scavengers have had nasty run-ins with their agents.
  • Like a God to Me: According to K'gard Ultra Magnus is revered amongst them for being a person who puts both duty and the law above all else. K'gard even offered Magnus a position in their ranks, which he was disappointed that Magnus declined. They may have also seen Tyrest as this, fully accepting of his galactic laws, and believing in his fairness. Though behind the scenes they were assisting the Diplomatic Corps. in their investigation of him.
  • Not So Different: They really condemn the Autobots and Decepticons for the war. Of course that doesn't stop them from getting into conflict with the Black Block Consortia.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: They're actually surprisingly reasonable at times and have apparently worked closely with the Diplomatic Corps. When Drift goes solo, he seems to defer to them as peace keepers, delivering renegade Cons to their stations, which both he and Ratchet seem free to walk about in.

    Seacons & Terrorcons 
Two squads of Decepticons who met up on Temptoria and proceeded to set up a pink alchemy facility. The crew encounters them on Temptoria, shuts down their base, and arrests them. They than spend most of Season 1 in the Lost Light's brig. At the start of season 2 Ravage breaks them out to try and help Megatron escape Cybertron. This attempt fails and they are left in the custody of Autobot Command on Cybertron.

  • Affably Evil: Nautilator and Blip.
  • Butt-Monkey: Collectively. Whenever they show up here, nothing good happens... to them. The Terrorcons, however, become a substantially larger threat with Starscream's backing in The Transformers: Windblade.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The crew took them down pretty easily. Justified by the fact that they were low on resources.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: They resorted to pink alchemy, a process where organic beings are gradually dissolved/processed into energon. Sinnertwin would later express an interest in eating Circuit.
  • Killed Off for Real: Nautilator, possibly Seawing. Despite looking incredibly different Roberts confirmed that the DJD's victim in issue 39 was Blip.
  • The Pig-Pen: Blip shares a body-type, and general hygiene standards, with Blot. He leaks and drools energon everywhere.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Blip likes to call himself a Sparkeater, and the Devourer of Souls.
  • Too Dumb to Live: They try to mount a frontal assault on Megatron's trial, which is presided over by most of Autobot High Command and several former Wreckers. Very, very one-sided asskickery ensues.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after Megatron switches sides, they're still completely dedicated to his cause and try to bust him out of his trial.
  • Unfortunate Names: Blip.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's implied that Snap Trap set up the pink alchemy lab out of desperation to survive rather than any malice towards the natives.
    Snap Trap:' Every species has a right to support itself.

Run as fast as you can, you're already too late.
A psychopathic Decepticon super soldier who went rogue years ago and was recently captured. Sadistic and manipulative, Overlord is obsessed with getting the final battle with Megatron that he feels entitled to. He thus became a depressed Death Seeker after being fooled into believing Megatron was dead. He's responsible for Fort Max's broken mental state.

Visit the character sheet for The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers for Overlord's tropes.


    The Ammonites 
A faction of the Stentarian race who are embroiled in their own war with the Terradores. The crew encounters a small group of them on Hedonia and later battles their army in Dark Cybertron

  • Affably Evil: The squad Whirl and Skids met on Hedonia were so friendly that the two thought the Ammonites were good guys.
  • Combining Mecha: Their species is omnicombinational; each one is capable of merging with all the others.
  • Fantastic Racism: They look down on cybertronians, though an encounter with Whirl and Skids changes that.
  • Kill 'Em All: They end up being wiped out in Dark Cybertron.
  • Outside-Context Problem
  • Zerg Rush: Shockave employs 70 billion of them and has them attack Cybertron.

A rogue Decepticon warlord who abandoned the Decepticon army alongside his soldiers after becoming disillusioned with Megatron's methods. He agrees to join forces with Tarn after some... expected maneuvering.

  • Affably Evil: He's a very cordial host, and pleasant talker.
  • A Father to His Men: He's devoted to any who follow him, and when Tarn offers to take him off the list, he demands that he nix all of his followers from the list as well.
  • Anti-Villain: He's a bad guy, but he's motivated largely out of desire to provide for his crew.
  • Benevolent Boss: He split from the Decepticons because he detested the We Have Reserves mindset of Decepticon High Command.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's more than happy to soften Tarn up with a little menial lifting beforehand... of high explosives. Ouch.
  • Extra Eyes: Two on his forehead.
  • Giant Flyer
  • Noble Demon: Works for the Decepticons, but is unwilling to throw away the lives of his men and is very polite towards others.
  • Noble Fugitive
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Secret Test of Character: Gives one to Tarn when he asks the DJD leader to kill his subordinates as a show of good faith for his own crew. Tarn refusing to do so is what seals the alliance, as Deathsaurus would never back someone who would so ruthlessly kill his own underlings.
  • Slasher Smile: Like many of his incarnations before, he can pull of a threatening smile when he needs to.

An infamous serial killer known as the "Tetraxian Ripper" who Rung and Froid investigated during their time as colleges. Believed dead after a ship crash, he makes an unexpected return many years later.

  • Emotion Eater: He "feeds"/gets off on using his mnemosurgury to read repressed memories. He has Froid seek out people like Skids who suffer from Suppressed Memory Syndrome, than uses his remote eyes to feed on them.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and his brother were a double act, killing people together. Froid has since filled that role after Sunder's brother died.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Chromedome. He suffers from a similar "addiction" to mnemosurgury, only he's no longer satisfied with simply performing it.
  • Eye Scream: His eyes are removable computers that he uses to perform remote-mnemosurgury. Froid carries them around on his necklace until it comes time for Sunder to kill a victim.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak much, which makes it all the more striking when he does.
  • Serial Killer
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: When he speaks, it's in a very calm and measured fashion.


Past Characters


A monstrous Decepticon who used to battle Whirl often. By the time of the story he's long-dead.

    The Senator
Click here  to see his new identity.
Remember me as I was.
An eccentric senator who's working to undermine and overthrow the Senate. Serving as Orion's mentor, he's a skilled scientist who's gathered a school of outliers. After the Senate's torture and mutilation, he becomes a certain emotionless scientist we're much more familiar with.

Visit the Robots In Disguise character sheet for more information on him.

You starting something, buddy?
Orion's partner on the force and best friend. He helps out Orion and the Senator but is suspicious of the Senator's intentions.

  • The Big Guy/The Smart Guy
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's really fond of lounging around and watch TV, but is a good hacker and a fellow cop.
  • Can't Catch Up: Has issues being surrounded by Outliers with fantastic abilities when all he's got is built-in super-strength.
  • Functional Addict: He's addicted to circuit speeders.
  • The Heart
  • Hidden Depths: As Issue #36 shows, he secretly feels inadequate compared to the Outliers.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Never Found the Body: He disappears in an explosion defending the Alyon hot spot. And given that Chromedome wiped his comrades' memories after, it's unlikely that Orion and co. found him.
  • Properly Paranoid: He has his doubts regarding Senator Shockwave. While the Senator was actually a nice enough guy at the time, he's eventually proven right.
  • Put on a Bus/What Happened to the Mouse?: Ratchet mentions that the events of Shadowplay were the last time all three were together. His only other mention in the comics was as a candidate for a exploration mission, one that Wheelie ended up going on instead.
    • Issue #36 strongly implies he might just be Tarn.
  • Super Strength: As a Point-One Percenter, he's incredibly strong by design.
    • Deconstructed, as he reveals that he feels inadequate to the Outliers, who have amazing abilities, while he's stuck with super strength.
  • Unskilled, but Strong


A scientist from the pre-war era. He was friends with Nightbeat and while apolitical, he supported the Senate's heavy-handed tactics against the early Decepticons.

  • The Lost Lenore: For Brainstorm, though it was unrequited.
  • Non-Action Guy: He expressly feared that he'd die in the Decepticon revolution because he's a scientist with minimal military or labor skills. He was partly right.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long-dead by the present, having died in Grindcore Prison during the war. His impact on the plot is wholly posthumous.
  • Properly Paranoid: Was afraid that the Decepticons anti-Functionist rhetoric would spiral out of control. Felt that the government was spying on everyone and working to punish any dissenters. He's proven right on both accounts.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Brainstorm initially developed his time machine to prevent his death before deciding to stop the war from happening altogether. His appearance in "Shadowplay" is very brief and is mostly there to provide a "man on the street" perspective on pre-war Cybertron, but Brainstorm's time machine has a major impact on the IDW timeline.

    Senator Momus 

A self-made senator who was murdered for expressing sympathy to the Decepticon cause. His death triggers Chromedome and Prowl's investigation into the Senate's conspiracy.


Damus, aka "Glitch"
A jittery but friendly outlier with the power to stop machinery.

A hyperactive and imaginative outlier with the power of magnetism.

A fanboy engineer and future Wrecker who supplies Orion's crew with a fake Matrix for the heist.

For tropes regarding him, visit the character sheet for The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers.

    Zeta Prime
A future Prime and a protégé of the Senator. He seeks out Orion after the heist and seems nice on the surface, but is actually an extremist who wants to enforce law on Cybertron with brutality.

    Dominus Ambus
Rewind's previous Conjunx Endura and a brilliant scientist who disappeared many years ago. Rewind joined the crew in an attempt to find him.

  • The Ace: From Chromedome's description, at least. He was a scientist, philosopher, poet, activist, and explorer, among other things.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • Chromedome feels he's second to him in Rewind's eyes.
    • His little brother, Minimus feels much the same (only without the Rewind part, obviously), given Dominus was a successful and accomplished person, and Minimus wasn't.
  • And I Must Scream: In the alternate timeline, the Functionist Council replaced his head with a TV screen to shut him up. When that doesn't work they wipe his mind, leaving him unable to think or speak properly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He must've gotten all the good sarcasm robo-genes or something, compared to his brother. He manages to be astoundingly sarcastic in spite of only having a TV screen for a face in his only 'current' appearance.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Of Minimus Ambus(the current day Ultra Magnus). He's still nowhere to be found though.
    • Minimus only says he's 'long gone'. Given his habit of Exact Words, he's probably still alive.
  • Never Found the Body: He's been missing for several million years now, and Rewind's been searching all that time. He still hasn't found any sign of what happened.
    • Issue 44 makes it even more complicated: Minimus is absolutely sure he's dead, the Necrobot has him recorded as dead... but he's never found Dominus' body.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Even more impressive given he was around during the time of the Grand Cybertronian Taxonomy, which frowned on 'bots going outside their primary function and assigned vocation.
  • Porn Stache: And it's a family trait.
  • Shrouded in Myth
  • The Stoic: Wasn't very big on having fun, as he wrote in one of his works: "pleasure is a distraction from the truth".


Megatron's mentor, who was crippled in a mining accident. He encourages Megatron to use both words and force in his attempts to protest the Senate. In the present Megatron refers to him as "someone who taught me not to get attached".

    The Senate 

The Senate

The Legislative Body of antebellum Cybertron. Though a few right-hearted members exist, by and large the organization is incredibly corrupt and completely invested in expanding its power base.

General tropes regarding the Senate include:

  • Corrupt Politician: The vast majority of the Senators fall under this category.
  • Evil vs. Evil: As issue #36 reveals, the Senate and the Functionist Council didn't get on. It might just have had something to do with the fact that the Senate was in favour of using the Constructed Cold to bolster their security forces. The same Constructed Cold the Council hated.
  • It's All About Me: Most members couldn't care less about the Cybertronian populace.
  • Token Good Teammate: Crosscut, Sherma, Momus, Dai Atlas, and Shockwave. Tellingly, only Crosscut survives his tenure unscathed.

Senator Proteus
A cruel and manipulative senator who heads many of the Senate's corrupt activities. He's a bigot who wants to reinforce his control over the populace.

  • Big Bad: Of the "Shadowplay" flashback arc, with Sentinel as his top henchman.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is all smiles towards anyone he considers his equal, or when in front of a camera. Otherwise he's a scheming, corrupt fascist who has his enemies murdered, or worse.
  • Consummate Liar
  • Corrupt Politician
  • Fantastic Racism: Doesn't like the Disposables, and has low opinions of anyone who does, like Senator Shockwave.
  • False Flag Operation: Uses a couple of these to expand the powers of the Senate and deal with potential dissenters.
  • For the Evulz: Some corrupt Senators just want more money, some want to keep living their comfortable lifestyles. Proteus just seems content with doing things because he can.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: There is no immediate payback for his involvement in the events of Shadowplay. However, he is executed by Starscream during Megatron's Decepticon Uprising.

A future Prime and Senator Proteus's right-hand man. Ambitious and scheming, he's almost as corrupt and cruel as Proteus himself.

A thug who works for the Senate and Whirl's old handler.

  • Continuity Nod: Last seen getting stabbed in the face by Orion while attempting to rescue Whirl from jail. Here, he spends about a day in prison for the failed attempt before being released.
  • The Handler: Formerly one for Whirl.
  • The Heavy: For the Senate in general.
  • Karma Houdini: We never see him get any kind of comeuppance for his actions.
  • Mysterious Past: He and Shockwave have apparently met before. And given Shockwave's reaction, there's no love lost between them.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Pax and crew never would have learned about the bomb plot if Kroma hadn't run his mouth off in front of Whirl.
  • No Cure for Evil: Averted. The last time he appeared, Orion had stabbed him through the face. There's no sign of any scarring or damage when he reappears though.
  • Smug Snake: He's very arrogant and self assured, and those traits really bring his success rate down.

The Heavies (Hammer and Anvil)
A pair of massive but stupid gangsters who work for the Senate as enforcers.

A sadistic mnemosurgeon who used to work at the Institute. He's long-dead by the present, but his actions have had a lasting effect.

  • Asshole Victim: Though he seemed to have joined the Autobots after the outbreak of the war (or was at least conscripted), Births, Deaths & Interventions reveals a sadistic side when he tried to lobotomise a young Megatron. To say nothing of the fact that he was already involved with The Institute.
  • Chekhov's Gunman
  • Faux Affably Evil: Best demonstrated when conducting mnemosurgery on Megatron in Births, Deaths & Interventions:
  • Karmic Death: Remembrance Day reveals Overlord kidnapped Trepan to learn the secrets of mnemosurgery. Megatron eventually found out and had Trepan killed. Births, Deaths & Interventions reveals Trepan once attempted mnemosurgery on an unwilling Megatron during the latter's mining days, making it highly unlikely that his later death was a coincidence.
  • The Mentor: Of Overlord, albiet unwillingly.
  • Mind Rape: Specializes in this with his mnemosurgery.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist

    The Functionist Council 

This is what happens when you act against us.

A powerful council in Cybertron's old government who believed that a Transformer's purpose was decided by their alt mode. Trucks and construction vehicles are required to engage in manual labor employment, while a proton microscope would be forced to seek out intellectual pursuits. Their harsh ruling and bigotry helped give birth to the Decepticon movement.

  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Unlike most of the antagonists, they seem to be less motivated by ambition and greed, and act more like machines in thought and deed. This doesn't stop them from interpreting the GCT in a way that benefits them, however.
  • Cyber Cyclops: The unifying trait of the twelve Council members.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Mass recall.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Their bread and butter. Anyone who stepped out of line (questioned them, tried to get a job they weren't assigned to) was lucky just to get their hands and face cut off.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Issue 35 makes it clear that as bad as the Senate was, the Functionist Council was far worse.
  • Fantastic Caste System: Enforced by them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Their whole belief system is built around this, discriminating against both the Constructed Cold and the manual classes.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While One-Of-Twelve formally polite to his colleagues, when talking to The Useless One, a.k.a. Rung, he politely addresses him by his famed title as a means to mock him.
  • Flat Character: Invoked. Despite having different designs and occupations, they show very little in the way of individual personalities.
  • Floating Continent: Their Base, known as the Cog.
  • Full-Circle Revolution: In an alternate timeline, they unseated the Senate and started running things themselves. The result is a nightmarish police state where entire alt mode classes are casually wiped out just for not having a set job.
  • They Know Too Much: Their rationale behind the mass recall of the Data Sticks is that, while still potentially useful, their data storing abilities make them a potential threat to the Council.
  • Hypocrite: Despite acknowledging that the Data Slugs are still useful to society, the Council kills them all anyway because they feel threatened by their continued existence.
  • Kill 'Em All: Their preferred method of ensuring that they have sufficient resources is the genocide of 'bots with functions deemed to be obsolete.
  • Knight Templar: Unlike the Senate, they seem to genuinely believe that they're in the right.
  • Lack of Empathy: They seem utterly devoid of any regard for life that falls outside the boundaries of what their Grand Cybertronian Taxonomy deems useful, and sometimes not even then.
  • Light Is Not Good: Members One, Two, Four, Five and Eight all have bright color schemes.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Issue 37 reveals that they were in charge of the Senate before the war, and they were the ones who were behind every bad thing that happened to Whirl.
  • Pet the Dog: If someone were to find the Spark of a Point One Percenter, then the Council would automatically dub them "Alt-Mode Exempt", free to go and do whatever they wanted. Unless they were the poor sap who actually found it, since Point One Percenters fatally poison anyone nearby when they form.
    • * Subverted with Sweep. One-Of-Twelve declares him "Alt Mode Exalted"... and then tells him to go right back to work, with no change in his life or living standards.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Their cold-blooded, meticulous adherence to their agenda makes them a collective Blue Oni to the decadent, corrupt Senate.
  • The Spymaster: Ten-Of-Twelve analyzes the results of the Rollout, though given how the Council seems to work, he's probably not the sole Head of Intelligence.
  • The Unfettered: They care about nothing but imposing their ideals upon the Cybertronian Populace.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the alternate timeline, it is implied that One-Of-Twelve inadvertently brings about the apocalypse by shooting and killing Rung.


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