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"The past shall consume the future, the dead shall consume the living, AND CHAOS SHALL REIGN SUPREME!"
Voiced by: John Noble

An ancient evil, a mechanical god of sorts who possesses a rivalry with his counterpart Primus. Defeated eons ago, his influence continues to the present day and is a force that couldn't care less about the Autobot/Decepticon conflict.

  • Abusive Precursors: As Optimus puts it, he's, metaphorically speaking, the parent of humanity and all life on Earth. He agrees with Optimus on this, and then declares us all parasites unworthy of living.
  • Alternate Self: While the comics' Transformers Multiverse establishes G1 Unicron to be a "Multiversal Constant" simultaneously existing different universes, this version of Unicron is unrelated.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Optimus believes that since Unicron's initial defeat, he's "transcended physical existence".
  • Back for the Finale: He reawakens when the Autobots restore Cybertron; however, his body is unresponsive thanks to the Matrix of Leadership, which forces him to take the next best vessel, which so happens to be Megatron's corpse.
  • Badass Boast: "Unicron is power incarnate." among others.
  • Bad Boss: Naturally, since he's an Omnicidal Maniac who wants to destroy everything. He's so awful that Megatron actually pulls a Heel–Face Turn after a stint of being Unicron' slave makes him lose his taste for conquest.
  • Beard of Evil: As is tradition for him.
  • Big Bad: Of "Predacons Rising".
  • Bloody Murder: Aside from being a dangerous substance in its own right, it is well suited to creating weapons. Unicron himself was capable of Spontaneous Weapon Creation using dark energon when he was possessing Megatron's body.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Primus' Abel.
  • Chaos Is Evil: His title is the Chaos Bringer.
  • Demonic Possession: Does it to Megatron, albeit after a lot of effort. And by the time he does, he's too late to stop Optimus from unleashing the Matrix against him.
    • He does it again in "Predacons Rising", and it's considerably easier as Megatron is dead.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: After losing a battle with Primus, he was left to be trapped in the center of the Earth where he plans to destroy humanity and their civilization. Sound familiar?
  • Dragon Rider: After raising his army of Terrorcon Predacons, he takes one of them as his steed for the journey to the Well of All Sparks.
  • The Dreaded: Given the other tropes, it's unsurprising.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He's as old as time itself. His blood's properties can resurrect the dead as berserker zombies, power up a Transformer, possibly kill a human with exposure, weaken Cybertronians if they are exposed to too much, and allow one to hear the thoughts of Unicron himself and see the future. Season 2 expands on this a little, despite him seemingly dormant once again, as his blood is used to repair the Nemesis, which works but inadvertently makes it sentient (it used to be Trypticon) and later used as a component in forging the Dark Star Sabre- which shatters the Star Sabre. Season 3 expands on it slightly further, showing that mixing it with Synthetic Energon causes Decepticons to mutate and become vampiric.
  • Evil Counterpart: To his brother, Primus. And the parallels are even stronger in this universe than they usually are. Both of them are responsible for the survival and possible creations of a planet, Earth for Unicron, and Cybertron for Primus, respectively. The difference being, that Primus willingly allowed his spark to become one with Cybertron's core and created the Well of AllSparks to spawn new generations of Cybertronians, whereas Earth formed around Unicron's body whilst he was in stasis, and the creation of the planet and its inhabitants was completely unintentional and unwanted on Unicron's part.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As is tradition.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When Megatron tries becoming his Herald, he cites this trope to basically tell him to get lost and basically forces him into an Enemy Mine with the Autobots to survive. In "Predacons Rising", he takes control of Megatron's body and makes it very clear that he's in charge, so Megatron will get nothing but oblivion when he's of no further use.
  • Fighting a Shadow: Since Unicron is Earth, he can form countless copies of himself from surface materials; the Autobots can destroy as many of those as they can, but Unicron will survive.
  • Final Boss: Of season 1 and "Predacons Rising".
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The few times he isn't looking at someone, he's staring straight at the camera, as if he's very aware that the people outside the TV are watching him.
  • Genius Loci: As is tradition, but Prime adds a special twist: Unicron is Earth, the planet having formed around his remains. He exists as a spirit which can control the minerals in the ground to form copies of his original body.
  • Giant Mook: Even the regular stone copies of Unicron are larger than the average Transformer, but in addition to these, Unicron is also capable of forming skyscraper-sized versions of himself that are much, much harder to take down.
  • God Is Evil: Since he's the progenitor of humanity and all life on Earth, he counts as this.
  • God of Evil: For Cybertron, at least.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's only appeared in three episodes to date and is rarely mentioned, but he's undoubtedly a more serious threat than Megatron.
  • Hive Mind/I Am Legion: Unicron can make multiple versions of his old body that are all share a single, unified mind, and thus at least seem to talk in complete unison.
  • Humans Are Insects: What he declares upon deciding to destroy them.
  • Kick the Dog: His declaration that all life on Earth are parasites and that they will be exterminated.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: An example so extreme that it turns the trope on its head. In "Predacons Rising", Unicron's torture and Demonic Possession of Megatron is initially somewhat satisfying to watch, given all the oppression the latter has inflicted on others and is now getting a taste of his own medicine. However, it gets so bad that Megatron not only attempts to commit suicide, but once Unicron's free of Megatron's body, the latter does a Heel–Face Turn after realizing all the pain and suffering he's caused.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He has no funny traits whatsoever. In Predacons Rising, he actually causes Megatron to lose his only funny trait of being a Deadpan Snarker, drives him to attempted suicide and causes him to have a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Large Ham: He's the God of Evil and obviously takes it in stride.
  • Mook Maker: Since Unicron is the Earth itself, he's capable of spawning apparently infinite stone copies of his original body from the ground. That's right, the whole planet is his Mook Maker and all the mooks are Unicron.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:His torture of Megatron cements the latter's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Obviously Evil: The "chaos bringer" is unlikely to be good or have redeeming qualities.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: As is tradition.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His eyes, blood, and the electric discharge used by his copies are all purple.
  • Physical God: Sort of. He's implied to have been once been this before Primus and the Thirteen Primes defeated him. He's now gone past this.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty epic one to Megatron.
  • The Red Baron: The Chaos Bringer.
  • Robo Family: Not mentioned in-series but he's the brother of Primus.
  • Satanic Archetype: For Cybertronians. But to earth he is more of a God as the devil. Or at least the Demiurge of Gnosticism.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: For once in this franchise, averted. Unicron is Earth itself, making him truly planet-sized for the first time.
    • Technically Unicron is actually smaller than the size of Earth's moon, since he isn't exactly Earth itself so much as his body (or what's left of it) is resting somewhere near the planets core.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Completely unintentionally. After his defeat at the dawn of time, the entire planet Earth naturally formed around him over billions of years.
    • Done on purpose in "Predacons Rising". The Anti-Spark, Unicron's soul, is trapped in the indestructible reliquary that once contained the Allspark.
  • Shock and Awe: His duplicates use electrical blasts as a weapon.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": In the Italian dub, he's constantly referred as "The Unicron".
  • Spikes of Villainy: All over his body.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: While possessing Megatron's body, he uses Dark Energon to create weapons.
  • Unexplained Accent: Has hints of a Scottish accent in Predacons Rising.
  • When the Planets Align: His first awakening is triggered by a planetary alignment.

Voiced by: Frank Welker

With the use of Dark Energon, any Cybertronian corpse can be reanimated into these mindless abominations. Mix Dark and Synthetic Energon, and you get vampire zombies.


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