Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Transformers Prime Non Show Characters

Go To

    open/close all folders 

     Video Game Characters 

Thunderwing was created by Unicron many eons ago to serve as his 'Herald' and destroy the Matrix of Leadership. At some point Thunderwing was encased in a meteor made almost entirely out of Dark Energon and fell into a deep sleep. Thunderwing appears in the non-canon Transformers Prime video game.

  • Terse Talker: When he speaks, it's only to get straight to the heart of the point.
  • Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to his master and creator is unquestionable.

     Comic Book Characters 



  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • BFS: His Weapon of Choice when not in Dinobot form is an enormous sword.
  • The Berserker: He was already like this before he became a Dinobot. After becoming a Dinobot, he's one of the most destructive and powerful Cybertronian warriors alive.
  • Hulking Out: His ability to transform is tied to his anger.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Not him personally, but he's been known to tear into his enemies and swallow body parts in his T.Rex form. It's how Shockwave lost his left arm.
  • It's Personal: With Shockwave, due to him being the one responsible for turning him into a Dinobot. Unlike the other members of his team, Grimlock was awake and fully conscious whilst his body was torn apart and reassembled in his new form and remembers every single painful moment of it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Short tempered and violent. Finds himself at odds with other Autobots often. But otherwise is firmly a heroic character.
  • The Juggernaut: One of the most powerful Cybertronians alive. In his Tyrannosaurus form, he's even stronger.









     Toy-line Characters 

As Transformers is a Merchandise-Driven series, Prime of course has a number of characters exclusive to toy-lines and secondary media.


Hot Shot

A young Autobot with enthusiasm and speed to spare, Hot Shot is constantly rushing off into dangerous situations. Though he has a lot of potential, he often has to be rescued by others and has a lot to learn before he can become a leader.

Hot Shot appears in the Botcon 2013 script reading, where he's forced to endure Kup's telling a tale of past adventures.

Voiced by: Jason Jansen

Tropes associated with Hot Shot:


An old Autobot who always seems to have advice for the youngsters. Not even the worst of situations will keep him from dispensing his wisdom, even if it means getting through a firefight. As such, many young Autobots have come to believe he's immune to laser fire.

In the Botcon 2013 script reading, Kup is revealed to have been one of the Wreckers, whereupon he relates a story to Hot Shot in which he worked with Wheeljack to stop one of Shockwave's schemes.

Voiced by: Wally Burr

Tropes associated with Kup:


Ironhide is the kind of guy whose always ready for a fight. As tough and hard-edged as they come, Ironhide has made his name by blasting Decepticon after Decepticon to pieces. Of course, this may be partly due to the fact that his armor is impervious to laser fire.

Tropes associated with Ironhide:


Before the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, Fallback sought out new worlds for Cybertronians to colonize. Now, he puts those same talents towards locating planets of strategic importance to the Autobots, while also determining how best to use their resources and environment in the struggle against the Decepticons.

Tropes associated with Fallback:

  • Bold Explorer
  • Non-Action Guy: His bio makes no mention of participating in any actual battles, just that he spends his time seeking out new worlds and determining their worth to the war effort.
  • Palette Swap: He's a redeco of Breakdown's Cyberverse toy, only as an Autobot.
  • Unfortunate Names: The name "Fallback" doesn't speak well towards his usefulness in battle.


Swerve is a geologist, spending most of his time alone, scouting out new Energon deposits and reporting them back to the base. As such, he's lost in his thoughts a lot... which can be pretty dangerous, as he tends to let his mind wander in traffic. Nevertheless, he's a brilliant scientist.

Swerve is also one of the few Cybertronians aware of the existence of the Arms Microns, and has since promised to protect their secret. He's joined in his travels by his own Micron, Sou, who keeps him company in his lonely travels. note 

Tropes associated with Swerve:

Leo Prime

A Cybertronian from another dimension, Leo Prime sensed the awakening of Unicron in this reality and came to assist in stopping him. However, once he arrived, he discovered that Unicron had already been dealt with by the Autobots and Decepticons. Nevertheless, he has elected to remain in this dimension and observe the conflict, remaining on the sidelines and waiting to see if Unicron would ever reawaken.

Tropes associated with Leo Prime:


Dead End

Dead End used to be a talkative mercenary, but long-time exposure to Dark Energon has significantly affected his state of mind. Now, he broods silently, hungering for the power cores of those around him. Whereas before only Autobots were scared of him, now Dead End even freaks out his fellow Decepticons.

Tropes associated with Dead End:


Airachnid isn't the only female Decepticon eager to get her hooks into Arcee. However, whereas Airachnid is merely content to torment her rival when the opportunity arises, Flamewar is downright obsessed. She's been planning for their final battle for years, studying every one of Arcee's moves and devising a way to counter them. Though she remains loyal to Megatron, Flamewar's every move is calculated to draw Arcee tighter into her web of intrigue.

Tropes associated with Flamewar:


Skywarp may look just like Starscream, but unlike his counterpart, he has no designs on Megatron's position. Rather, Skywarp prefers to remain in the shadows, using his teleportation ability and ninja-like cunning in order to menace the Autobots. He's also rather mischievous.

Tropes associated with Skywarp:

  • Adaptational Badass: While most incarnations of Skywarp are generally idiots, this version of Skywarp is actually quite intelligent, possessing a high intelligence stat and specifically mentioned as being rather cunning.
  • Cool Plane
  • Gratuitous Ninja: His bio makes him out to be one, and one of his Arms Micron's weapon modes is a Fuuma Shuriken.
  • Palette Swap: Just as is the case with most incarnations of Skywarp, he's a redeco of Starscream's "First Edition" toy, albeit with added Arms Micron functionality and missile pods on his wings.
  • Teleporters and Transporters
  • This Is a Drill: His Arms Micron's other weapon mode.
  • The Trickster


Unlike the power-hungry Starscream and the mischievous Skywarp, Thundercracker would best be described as a mild-mannered intellectual. Though he is capable of producing sonic booms at will, he would rather be in his laboratory than on the battlefield. Thundercracker is often troubled by the actions of Decepticons like Megatron and Shockwave, but he nonetheless gives his all for the Decepticon cause.

Thundercracker appears in the Botcon 2013 script reading, where he is a scientist working under Shockwave in order to help him finish his project to develop laser cores that will allow the transfer of sparks between Decepticon bodies.

Voiced by: James Horan

Tropes associated with Thundercracker:

Rumble is Blue, and... Rumble is Red?

Rumble isn't a complicated robot. He lives for causing mayhem and mischief, using his pile drivers to cause destructive earthquakes. They're pretty powerful too; strong enough to open chasms, wreck Autobots, and bring down entire buildings. He is one of Soundwave's subordinates, and is often found working with his brother, Frenzy.

In the Botcon 2013 script reading, Frenzy and Rumble are the guinea pigs for Shockwave's transferable laser core project, thus explaining how they went from the small, Mini-Con sized bodies in War For Cybertron and Fall Of Cybertron to the larger bodies they have in the toyline.

Voiced by: Greg Sepelak

Tropes associated with Rumble:

  • Bash Brothers: With Frenzy.
  • Body Surf: In the Botcon 2013 script reading, he and his brother are transferred from Mini-Con sized bodies to Decepticon-sized ones, and then put back in their originals. They decide they'll just keep the big ones in a closet or something later on.
  • Cool Car
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In Generation 1, Rumble and his counterpart Frenzy were Inexplicably Identical Individuals. However, for Prime, he was given his own head design, with a Generation 1 inspired alternate head presumably intended for a Frenzy release later on.
    • Averted in the "Arms Micron" line, however, where both Frenzy and Rumble are used with the alternate head, making them identical Palette Swaps of one another again.
  • Earthquake Machine
  • Mythology Gag: His chest and torso are meant to evoke the cassette tape spools of his Generation 1 counterpart. However, to most fans, they end up looking like 'eyes' and a face, making some compare him to the Gunmen of Gurren Lagann.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Referred to as such in his Arms Micron biography.

Frenzy, however, is just blue!

Rumble's brother, who also works under Soundwave. In contrast to his superior officer, Frenzy is talkative and cheeky. Furthermore, Frenzy tends to fly into a rage whenever someone mistakes him for his brother, Rumble. He can use his weapons to create high-frequency soundwaves that disrupt enemy circuitry. He often undertakes operations with Rumble and Laserbeak.

In the Botcon 2013 script reading, Frenzy and Rumble are the guinea pigs for Shockwave's transferable laser core project, thus explaining how they went from the small, Mini-Con sized bodies in War For Cybertron and Fall Of Cybertron to the larger bodies they have in the toyline.

Voiced by: Greg Sepelak

Tropes associated with Frenzy:

  • Berserk Button: Being confused for Rumble.
  • Body Surf: In the Botcon 2013 script reading, he and his brother are transferred from Mini-Con sized bodies to Decepticon-sized ones, and then put back in their originals. They decide they'll just keep the big ones in a closet or something later on.
  • Bratty Halfpint
  • Cool Car
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Loud of War
  • Mistaken Identity: His biography mentions he's often mistaken for Rumble. This could be considered Lampshade Hanging on the Flip-Flop of God and "FIRRIB/RIRFIB" matter mentioned above.
    • Taken to extremes in the Botcon 2013 script reading, where not even Rumble and Frenzy both are quite sure which is Rumble or which is Frenzy. See Rumble's article above for details.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Mythology Gag: Same as Rumble; his chest is designed to resemble his Generation 1 counterpart's tape spools.


A Decepticon soldier who served in the same "Stunticon" unit as Breakdown. Even for a Decepticon, Wildrider is especially violent, and even Megatron has trouble controlling him. He doesn't work well with others, and is more content acting on his own. Just as Breakdown was rivals with Bulkhead, Wildrider has an enmity with the Wrecker Wheeljack, and as such, has taken on a similar vehicle mode as part of an effort to settle the score.

Tropes associated with Wildrider:

Star Seekers


Thundertron has a deep hatred of Cybertronians, who caused the destruction of his world. Swearing vengeance, he serves as the leader of the "Star Seekers", a roving band of pirates that seek to make Autobot and Decepticon alike pay for their crimes.

Tropes associated with Thundertron:

  • All There in the Manual: Despite not showing up in Prime itself, his role is elaborated upon in the novel Transformers: Exiles and the Chinese exclusive MMO Transformers Online.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He can go one on one with Megatron, the fight could have gone either way if not for the fact that their soldiers were evenly matched, causing the Star Seekers to flee or risk loosing their ship in a stalemate.
  • Badass Longcoat: His design makes it look as though he has coattails in robot mode.
  • Cool Sword
  • The Dog Bites Back: Cybertronians devastated his world, and now he's ready to pay them back in kind.
  • Handicapped Badass: Exiles depicts him as having replaced one of his legs with a metallic strut; you can thus give his toy a traditional pirate peg leg by removing one of his feet and attaching it to his arm.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Pirate, check. Robot, check. Transforms into a robotic lion, check check check.
  • Outside-Context Problem: His faction, the "Star Seekers" are the first non-Autobot or Decepticon group to get their own faction symbol since the Maximals and Predacons, and he's not involved in either side of the war. On top of that, he's some kind of transforming robotic life-form that doesn't originate from Cybertron.
  • Panthera Awesome
  • Shoulders of Doom
  • Space Pirates
  • Weird Beard



"Experiment #SW57525", or "Lazerback" is one of the most dangerous of all the Predacons. Managing to extract himself from his Hyperevolution Chamber on his own accord, Lazerback is incredibly intelligent and tricksy. He would also like nothing more than to see both the Autobots and the Decepticons destroyed, earning him the ire of his creator, Shockwave. His only master is chaos, and he would rather go offline before he swore loyalty to Megatron or Predaking.

In Hasbro's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline, which serves as an Alternate Continuity to the events of season three, Lazerback managed to sabotage a battle between Megatron, Predaking, and the Autobots over an ancient ship containing numerous weapons, leading to the Decepticon leader being incapacitated and believed dead. Later, he attempted to turn Ripclaw against the Autobots and Decepticons by telling her Predaking was dead.

Tropes associated with Lazerback:

  • Beware My Stinger Tail: His tail ends in a bladed two-pronged trident.
  • Chaos Is Evil
  • Consummate Liar
  • For the Evulz: Lazerback's only true master is his desire to cause destruction.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manages to incapacitate Megatron, turn Ripclaw on the Autobots, and set up Predaking's own rebellion later on in "Tales of the Beast Hunters." By the end of things, Starscream is on the run, the Predacons are rebelling, and Shockwave and Knock Out are leaving for Cybertron. He pretty much gets away with all of it.
  • Meaningful Name: His weapon comes out of his back. Get it?
  • Mondegreen: His name is "Lazerback", not "Laserbeak".
  • My Nayme Is: "Lazerback"? You'd think that a "laser"/"razorback" pun would come out differently.
  • Poisonous Person: His weapon is described as a "Toxic Strike Blaster".
  • The Starscream: To both Predaking and Megatron. His actions towards them in "Tales of the Beast Hunters" end up putting the real Starscream in hot water, as they believe he was responsible.
  • Whip It Good: His tail can be mounted on his arm like a whip.


"Experiment #SW13334", or "Ripclaw", is so devoted to her fellow Predacons it's almost maternal. Backing up that protectiveness is a variety of poisons and her powerful stinging tail, as well as her incredible speed on land and air. She will follow orders without question, so long as they're delivered in a way that makes them seem as though they were in the best interests of the Predacons.

In Hasbro's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline, which serves as an Alternate Continuity to the events of season three, Ripclaw is brought on-line in order to help Predaking, only to be approached by Lazerback, who tries to tell her of Shockwave's "treachery" of Predaking's supposed destruction. Later, she encountered Bulkhead, incapacitating him with her powerful mech-venom. Later, she was sighted by Arcee, who gave her coordinates to the Decepticons in hopes that they would take out the rogue dragon-bot.

Tropes associated with Ripclaw:


Designated "Experiment #SW21984". Intelligent, thoughtful, and logical, Skystalker is a Predacon after his creator Shockwave's own spark. His weapons are freezing breath that can crystallize Autobot armor, and his razorsharp "Cryostrike Disk Launchers." His cold mind mirrors his icy powers, but at times Skystalker's logical demeanor breaks down and his emotions get the better of him.

In Hasbro's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline, which serves as an Alternate Continuity to the events of season three, Skystalker awoke from his Hyperevolution Chamber in the midst of a battle between Shockwave and Smokescreen. After realizing he was in a laboratory where he and his fellow Predacons were being experimented upon, he flew into a rage and attacked both combatants.

Tropes associated with Skystalker:

Grimwing and Blackbeak

Grimwing, aka "Experiment #SW39978", is a bit different from other Predacons. Though he is as strong willed and nearly as powerful as Predaking himself, Grimwing has what many other Predacons lack: a sense of honor. He finds his fellow Predacons' behavior disgraceful, and is determined to put a stop to his own kind's heinous behavior. His partner is Blackbeak, a strange, bird-like creature that was generated in the same experiment as Grimwing himself. Unlike Grimwing, Blackbeak is a seething ball of aggression and hate, but he remains loyal to his larger counterpart.

In Hasbro's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline, which serves as an Alternate Continuity to the events of season three, Grimwing escaped from Shockwave's cloning facility, only to run afoul of Ultra Magnus. Believing Grimwing to be like the other Predacons, Magnus attacked him, earning him Grimwing's wrath. After defeating the Autobot, he decried all modern Cybertronians as savages, and set out to stop his fellow Predacons himself.

Tropes associated with Grimwing & Blackbeak:


Though all Predacons are a bit more "beast" than "machine", "Experiment #SW26673" Vertebreak is a special case. He rarely ever talks, always stays in beast mode, and follows his master Shockwave around like a pet rusthound. While Shockwave finds his loyalty endearing, he tires of the Predacon's ceaseless attention.

In Hasbro's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline, which serves as an Alternate Continuity to the events of season three, Vertebreak and an unidentified second Predacon were transported to Cybertron by Shockwave and Knock Out when they resolved to escape the chaos on Earth.

Tropes associated with Vertebreak:


Twinstrike, otherwise known as "Experiment #SW81617", is the result of Shockwave accidentally replacing the gene for his tail with one for an extra head. Though Shockwave expected him to be twice as intelligent, all it did was make him twice as angry and halve his capacity for patience. Twinstrike is one of the five Predacons that comprise Abominus, transforming into one of the arms respectively.

Tropes associated with Twinstrike

  • Bowdlerize: He's based on the G1 Terrorcon Sinnertwin, but has a much more politically correct name.
  • Drop the Hammer: His toy comes with a "Piston Hammer" as a weapon.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The attempt to make him smarter by giving him an extra head.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: "Twice as angry and half as patient".
  • Hellhound: The original Sinnertwin was based on an Orthrus, a hellhound from Greek Mythology. Though Twinstrike was reimagined as a dragon, it still reflects elements of this in his design.
  • Multiple Headcase
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Two, to match his heads.
  • Mythology Gag: Like all the other Terrorcons that compromise Abominus, he's based on a G1 Terrorcon.
  • Palette Swap: A red version of him shows up in Hasbro's "Hunt the Beasts" on-line game.


Though other Predacons look to him as a leader, Hun-Gurrr, or "Experiment #SW14596, is only concerned with where he might find his next meal. Unlike Twinstrike, giving him two heads does seem to have increased his intelligence, but it also increased his fixation upon eating. As such, Shockwave has decided not to create anymore two-headed monsters. Hun-Gurrr is one of the five Predacons that comprise Abominus, becoming the core of larger robot's combined mode.

Tropes associated with Hun-Gurrr:

  • Big Eater: Shockwave only made it worse by adding a second head.
  • Chainsaw Good: His toy comes with a "Dragontooth Saw", which is a gun with a chainsaw blade attached to it ala a bayonet.
  • Multiple Headcase: Shockwave's last creation like this, after putting up with Hun-Gurrr and Twinstrike.
  • Mythology Gag: Based on the G1 Terrorcon of the same name.
  • Note to Self: "Note to self, no more two headed monsters", from Shockwave's write-up about him in the Beast Hunters guidebook.
  • Shout-Out: In addition to being based on the G1 character, Hun-Gurrr also resembles a red version of Ghidorah from the Godzilla franchise.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Hun-Gurrr's name is just one of many alternative spellings to be applied to different versions of the character that have appeared in various media, with "Hun-Grr", "Hun-Gar", and "Hun-Garr" being other examples.


A Predacon with huge potential, "Experiment #SW89562, or "Windrazor", is notable for being airborne and aggressive. He enjoys combat and follows orders without question or imagination, which are all traits Megatron sees as valuable in a soldier. Windrazor's name is apt, as his wings are razor-sharp, and he is also skilled with ranged weaponry as well. Windrazor is one of the five Predacons that comprise Abominus, with Windrazor becoming one of the combiner's arms.

Tropes associated with Windrazor:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His wings.
  • Automatic Crossbow: His original toy's weapon, called a "Tornado Bow".
  • Blood Knight
  • Dumb Muscle: Though not particularly dumb, he's unambitious and unimaginative, which makes him the perfect soldier in the eyes of Megatron and Shockwave.
  • Epic Flail: The weapon his larger toy comes with.
  • Mythology Gag: As with all of the Predacons that comprise Abominus, Windrazor is based on a G1 Terrorcon. In his case, he's based on "Cutthroat".
  • Ptero Soarer: Notably resembles a draconian version of a Pteranodon.
  • Razor Wings
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Hasbro no longer owns the trademark to the name "Cutthroat", thus necessitating his name change to Windrazor.


While "Experiment #SW22568", aka Rippersnapper, is one of the smartest of the Predacons. As such, his greatest weapon is his mouth. Preferring to fire insults rather than engage in dialogue, he is as quick to demoralize his enemies as he is to violently attack them. When he does fight, he applies more cunning than most, leading Shockwave to conclude that he should make future Predacons less intelligent. Rippernsapper is one of the five Predacons that comprise Abominus, with Rippersnapper himself forming one of the combiner's legs.

Tropes associated with Rippersnapper:


If Rippersnapper is one of the most intelligent Predacons, "Experiment #SW74625, otherwise known as "Blight", is by far one of the dumbest. Upon being released from his chamber, he nearly destroyed Shockwave's lab. Still, he's easily manipulated and too stupid to follow complex instructions... making him the perfect grunt for the Decepticon army. Blight is one of the five Predacons that comprise Abominus, with Blight himself forming one of the combiner's legs.

Tropes associated with Blight:

  • The Brute: The first thing he did after coming online was wreck Shockwave's laboratory.
  • Dumb Muscle: The idiot to Rippersnappers The Smart Guy.
  • Drop the Hammer: The weapon his toy comes with, called a "Affliction Hammer".
  • Mythology Gag: Like the other five Predacons that comprise Abominus, he's based on a G1 Terrorcon. In his case, he's based on the Terrorcon Blot.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: His design is a sort of combination between a dragon and a troll, with the latter reflecting G1 Blot's alternate mode.
  • The Pig Pen: His name suggests this, much like Blot's personality in G1.
  • Palette Swap: He received a red redeco in the Predacons Rising toyline.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Hasbro no longer owns the trademark to the name "Blot", necessitating this version's name being changed to "Blight".


Abominus is result of a grievous oversight on Shockwave's part; he believed that giving Hun-Gurrr, Twinstrike, Windrazor, Rippersnapper the ability to combine would make them easier to control. Predictably, it only succeeded in doing the exact opposite. Abominus is capable of nothing more than the destruction of all around him, and he has more than enough power to do it.

Tropes associated with Abominus:


Cindersaur is a bubble of rage and destruction that he never hesitates to unleash at a moment's notice. His temper combines with his fiery disposition and low intelligence to make him highly dangerous.

Tropes associated with Cindersaur:

Dive Bomb

Dive Bomb is a Predacon who defected to the Autobots.

Tropes associated with Dive Bomb:

  • Defector from Decadence
  • Mythology Gag: A bit obscure one. He's colored similarly to the Dinobot Swoop. In various continuities, Swoop was originally named Divebomb before the Predacon bird beat him and took his name.

  • Palette Swap: A redeco of Windrazor.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Not related to his character, but his colorscheme is notably red, white, and blue.
  • Ptero Soarer: Notably resembles a draconian version of a Pteranodon.

Rot Gut

Rot Gut looks a heck of a lot like Blight.

Tropes associated with Rot Gut:


Terrorcon Bumblebee

Meant to represent Bumblebee turned into a vicious monster after being infused with Dark Energon.

Tropes associated with Terrorcon Bumblebee:


Example of: