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In this universe, the Decepticons were created when young mathematician Megatron noticed in his numerical studies of social trends that civil war was almost certain. To that end, he created a resistance movement behind the scenes, and when Optimus Prime conquered Cybertron the Decepticons were ready to rise up and free it once again.

    Characters 

Megatron

Megatron was a young mathematician who lectured at a university on Cybertron. However, he noticed something disturbing, civil war was coming. Eventually Optimus Prime and his evil army of Autobots took over Cybertron, but Megatron had been forming an underground resistance movement to take back Cybertron and keep the Autobots from conquering the universe and plundering it, as the Decepticons.

  • All-Loving Hero: He has the respect and love for all life, and even forgives Cyclonus and allows him to rejoin after the latter killed him.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Started out as a humble mathematician, but now he's one of the few Cybertronians who can take on Optimus Prime one-on-one.
  • Back from the Dead: All hail Galvatron!
  • Badass Bookworm: A mathematician who both predicted the Autobots' rise, invented the transforming technology and leads the Decepticon movement.
  • Benevolent Boss: Treats his subordinates very fairly, and even accepted Cyclonus back into his ranks despite the fact he actually killed him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's nice, not stupid.
  • Break the Badass: His near-death experience left some psychological scars on Galvatron
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Once took the bullet meant for Cliffjumper, and Cliff technically wasn't even one of his men!
  • Cool Plane: Transforms into a Cybertronian fighter jet. After being reformatted into Galvatron, he transforms into a helicopter instead.
  • Equippable Ally: He wields Rumbler on his hand, which serves as an Arm Cannon and can produce Energy Blade. Even after becoming Galvatron, he retained the ability to attach him to his arm.
  • A Father to His Men: He greatly cares about his Decepticons; a far cry from his mainstream universe version.
  • Gentle Giant: One of the larger Decepticons, yet still a very kind and gentle soul.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar
  • Gentleman Snarker: Despite his gentle nature, he's not above being snarky when facing enemies.
  • Nice Guy: Megatron is kind, gentle, and cares about all sentient beings. No, you didn't misread. This is indeed a Bizarro Universe.
  • One-Man Army: One of the few who can fight Optimus on even terms.
  • Whip It Good: As Galvatron, he's got an electro-whip built in.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: His bio quote is "Peace will come to all Cybertronians."

Astrotrain

The heroic Astrotrain serves as a means of conveyance for his teammates. He leads a team of four Micromasters: Stonecruncher, Fasttrack, Submarauder, and Tailwind.

  • A Father to His Men: He greatly cares about his Micromasters.
  • Cool Starship: Transforms into a space shuttle.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the space combat with the Ark, Astrotrain still tries to finish his mission and destroy the neutron cannon on the ship, even though the Autobots are trying to enter the Earth atmosphere to burn him off and Starscream tells him to leave.
  • Undying Loyalty: His Micromasters are so loyal to him they will not abandon him, even if he tells them they can stay behind.

Blitzwing

Blitzwing is one of Megatron's quieter, more reserved Decepticons. He's also close friends with Astrotrain.

  • A Day in the Limelight: "Blitzwing Bop".
  • Cool Plane/Tank Goodness: He's a Triple Changer who transforms into a fighter jet and a tank.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Greatly cares about all sentient beings. In fact, once he even got worried about damaging the desert ecosystem with his tank-treads.
  • Loud of War: Accidentally becomes a conduit for broadcasting lethally annoying music to the Autobots at one point. Unfortunately, the ability grew in power and started broadcasting the music to the Decepticons, and it continued growing until it would become truly lethal.
  • Nice Guy: He's very friendly and easygoing.
  • The Quiet One: He's one of the quieter Decepticons.

Bombshell

Bombshell is one of the Decepticons' psychologists in charge of looking after the psychiatric health of the troops.

Cliffjumper

This Cliffjumper is actually the one from the normal universe, having entered this universe via traveling through a mysterious portal. He has found the Shattered Universe very disorienting, to say the least, but proudly stands by Megatron and the Decepticons.

  • Berserk Button: Traitors among ranks piss him off. Which is why he hated Cyclonus the most after the latter's pardon.
  • Blood Knight: He's really into the battle.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: How native Cybertronians see him. They find his gung-ho attitude towards battle and belief in Primus rather strange, much to his irritation.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even before he realized the Decepticons in this universe are heroes, he was disgusted by how evil Autobots wanted to execute Rumble for entertainment.
  • I Choose to Stay: When he finally gets a chance to go home, he declines, preferring to stay until the alternate Optimus Prime is finally defeated... which he knows is likely going to take a very long time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be short-tempered, distrustful and very blood-thirsty, but make no mistake, he's known as heroic Autobot for a reason; he genuinely wants to bring peace to this universe and stop the evil Autobots and their universal conquest plans.
  • Meta Guy: Coming from the positive polarity universe, he's really aware of differences between normal and Shattered Glass universes.
  • Only Sane Man: Or rather, he likes to think he is compared to everyone else. Meanwhile, the other Cybertronians find his gung-ho attitude towards battle and belief in Primus rather strange, much to his irritation.
  • Trapped in Another World

Cyclonus

Cyclonus is a Decepticon with big loyalty issues. The only reason he still managed to stay on Decepticon side is due to his hatred for Ultra Magnus. These loyalty issues resulted in him being swayed under Alpha Trion's wing, and he killed Megatron on his orders, which got him thrown into prison. However, Galvatron released and pardoned him, and now Cyclonus seeks to atone for his crimes.

  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the main character in "Coalescence" prose story.
  • The Atoner: Seeks to atone for his betrayal and murder of Megatron.
  • Cool Starship: Transforms into a Cybertronian star fighter jet.
  • Deep Cover Agent: For Alpha Trion.
  • Equippable Ally: His Targetmaster partner Krunix.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Befriended Darkwing and Crasher in "Coalescence" over the course of their adventure.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: At the earliest stages of war, he changed allegiances like people change socks, staying with Decepticons out of personal hatred for Ultra Magnus. Then he joined Alpha Trion and killed Megatron, which got him thrown into prison, where he found his conscience and chose to atone for his crimes, thankfully being pardoned by Galvatron, Megatron's revived self.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: In "Coalescence", the story makes no attempts to hide the fact he assassinated Megatron.
  • Morality Pet: Krunix, post-redemption.
  • My Greatest Failure: Allowing himself to be deceived by Alpha Trion and his assasination of Megatron. Even he believes himself to be Karma Houdini for what he had done.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Even though Galvatron forgave him, none of other Decepticons did. Especially the traitor-hating Cliffjumper.
  • The Rival: To Ultra Magnus. It's why he joined the Decepticons.
    • Unknown Rival: Ultra Magnus himself doesn't seem to be aware of him and his vendetta against him.

Demolishor

  • Deep Cover Agent: For the Underbase.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He greatly cares about other Underbase agents, and was even willing to send himself instead of Windblade so she and Strongarm won't be separated. Once he dies, others realize what their servitude to The Fallen will lead them into.
  • Killed Off for Real: Gets sent into positive polarity universe in the middle of the Combiner Wars, where resident version of Devastator shoots him with solar rifle, killing him.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His death served as a reminder that Underbase staff are too merely pawns in The Fallen's game.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: He is actually a sentient probe made of Transformium, yet he got locked in Cybertronian mode with the others.
  • Tank Goodness: His alt-mode is the anti-air tank.

Divebomb

Divebomb is a student of Razorclaw and a daydreamer, escaping the horror and the destruction of everyday life. Divebomb masks his sadness behind a cheerful exterior to prevent others from being affected from his true feelings.

  • Eye Beams: He can fire laser beams from his optics.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Transforms into an eagle.
  • Stepford Smiler: Masks him depression with cheerful behavior, so others won't be affected by his true feelings.

Heatwave

Heatwave is a cheerful engineer with the unique ability to converse with non-sentient machines.

  • All-Loving Hero: In regards to technology. He can be stopped by someone holding a computer hostage (provided Heatwave likes that computer, of course).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually a very friendly and cheerful guy even by Decepticon standards, but he's still one of the larger Decepticons, and has, on separate occasions, accidentally trashed a human tourist attraction due to thinking the statue exhibits were alive, threatened to crush a traitor, and blown up a hijacked human military base.
  • The Engineer
  • Forgot the Call: Knows he has something about his past he's forgetting, but just doesn't care, until it comes looking for him.
  • Mysterious Past: A large chunk of his memory is missing. He's not bothered by it in the slightest.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Really Seven Billion Years Old, being as he is part of Nexus Prime.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of the very few Decepticons (if not the only one) with red optics, despite his genial personality. Turns out it's because he's not from this universe.
  • The Smart Guy: See "Nexus Prime".
  • Technopath: With shades of Furry Confusion, as he treats non-sentient machines as if they were sentient.
  • We Do the Impossible: His profile quote. Heatwave has a knack for breaking into unbreakable systems, including those with no means of interface.

Rampage

Rampage is known for constantly and tirelessly working, not stopping for anything in order to help the cause.

  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Enjoys viewing the Earth television, which is the only thing that calms him down. Him watching Earth nature documentaries is what gave the Predacons the basis for their alt-modes.
  • Panthera Awesome: Transforms into a tiger.

Razorclaw

Formerly a science professor, Razorclaw was forced to flee with two of his students when the war started. Known for unconventional thinking, he welcomes all who approach him seeking knowledge for its own sake.

  • Badass Bookworm: He used to be a science professor in the now-destroyed Tyrest University. Even though he adopted hunter style, his knowledge is open to everyone who seeks it from him.
  • Noble Wolves: Transforms into a wolf.
  • Team Dad: To Divebomb and Rampage.

Shockwave

Shockwave is a Decepticon whose skills involve making peace with other organisms, working as the ambassador between Earth and the Decepticons. Calm, intelligent, and patient, though no scientist. Like most Decepticons, he's more than willing to put his life on the line to save humans.

  • Arm Cannon: His left hand is replaced with one. He also features cannons on his right hand.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Wouldn't be Shockwave if he weren't this trope.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Kind and gentle to every sentient being.
  • Nice Guy: Very friendly and amicable, and notably, he's one of the few who didn't mock Cliffjumper for his beliefs in Primus (though he did mess up by believing Cliffjumper to be his avatar).
  • Taking the Bullet: He took a missile Seaspray fired at Sephie, Decepticons' human ally, and nearly died because of that.
  • Technical Pacifist: Even though he really dislikes fighting, he still can defend himself and shoot a hole in an Autobot if necessary.

Sideswipe

Sideswipe was once an evil Autobot, and one of the most dangerous of Optimus Prime's men. This began to change when Prime suspected Sideswipe of increasingly conflicted loyalties, and conspired to have him assassinated. As a result, Sideswipe joined the heroic Decepticons. He now fights against Prime and all his evil.

  • Anti-Hero: Type V, see Nominal Hero.
  • Blood Knight
  • Captain Ersatz: Partially based on Wheeljack from Transformers Armada. Hell, his toy is a redecoed Armada Wheeljack.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Used to be an Autobot until Optimus Prime set an ambush to get him killed.
  • Nominal Hero: He really only fights for the Decepticons because he hates Optimus and the Autobots for betraying him, and because it lets him beat people up without getting punished for it.
  • A Scar to Remember: He has a deep gash across his front from when he was ambushed by his former friends. Given that it should be easy to repair, he's clearly keeping it as a reminder. It also slashes through his old Autobot symbol, symbolising that he's no longer one of them.
  • Revenge: Looking for revenge against Optimus Prime.
  • Villainous Friendship: He used to be friends with Drench and native Cliffjumper. However, Drench got executed by Prime for having too many virtues, while Cliffjumper got killed during Sideswipe's own ambush.

Sir Soundwave

Soundwave is a Decepticon communications officer and self-proclaimed "morale officer". He has a personal squad of troops called "Recordicons". On Earth, he was knighted by the Queen of England for various heroic deeds, and now goes by moniker Sir Soundwave.

Slugslinger

A warrior who fights with an over-developed sense of fair-play.

  • Cool Plane: Transforms into a Cybertronian jet.
  • Honor Before Reason: He's willing to stop the battle to let his enemy pick up a weapon he dropped.

Starscream

Starscream acts as Megatron's science officer as well as his loyal second-in-command.

  • Absent-Minded Professor
  • Cool Plane: Transforms into a Cybertronian jet fighter.
  • Doomed Hometown: The Crystal City. Optimus blew it up after Starscream refused his "offer" to join the Autobots.
  • The Leader: Becomes this to the Earth-bound Decepticons.
  • Number Two: To Megatron.
  • Shout-Out: His color scheme makes him look like G1 Jetfire.
  • Team Mom: Or at least, he tries to be, always fussing worriedly about everyone being healthy and happy. In practice, though, his absent-minded professor nature means his social skills aren't quite up to the task.
  • Undying Loyalty: He displays extreme loyalty to Megatron, to the point it borders on zealotism.

Treadshot

Treadshot used to be a very close friend of Ultra Magnus. When Magnus decided to join the Autobots, Treadshot refused to go with him, and the two went their separate ways. The two now constantly try to kill each other instead.

  • Arch-Enemy: To Ultra Magnus. He is obsessed with trying to kill him, and will stop at nothing to get a chance to have his revenge.
  • Cool Car: Transforms into a sports car.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Boy howdy. Their dialogue has the subtext of scorned exes.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: You wouldn't believe it by their dialogue, but his feelings towards Ultra Magnus are apparently murderous, not romantic.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: For Ultra Magnus. Treadshot figures that once he defeats Ultra Magnus he can move on.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Ultra Magnus used to be friendly rivals who worked under the mentorship of weapon masters Treble and Gain. Unfortunately, Ultra Magnus joined the Autobots, and Treadshot didn't want to go the same path. Now, all they want is to see each other dead.

Thunderwing

Thunderwing is a Special Agent in the Elite Guard, an ancient Cybertronian police force.

  • Bystander Syndrome: If a crime didn't happen on Cybertron, it's a war offence and belongs to the MPs, not the peace officer like him. Therefore, he will not assist the Decepticons on Earth in fighting Autobots.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Taken to ridiculous levels; he tries to give full authorized punishment to anyone who committed crime on Cybertron… even if said crime happened four million years ago.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: He was hunting down Soundwave for million years. Why? Because Soundwave accidentally hacked military channel while trying to use the civilian one, and then said profanity into it.
  • Inspector Javert: He tried to arrest Soundwave for a crime that was committed four million years ago.
  • Lawful Stupid: He never interferes with the war process, and, again, tries to arrest bots for crimes that happened millions years ago.
  • Shout-Out: His personality is based on Joe Friday from Dragnet.

Whisper

Whisper is Sideswipe's perpetually cheerful and noisy Micromaster partner.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Sideswipe calls him "his own Mini-Con", which Whisper sees as a sign of friendship.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: When Sideswipe and Whisper were assigned together, the former Autobot wasn't fond of his new partner, until Whisper managed to prove himself by his loyalty and bravery.
  • Keet: Very cheerful and excitable.
  • No Indoor Voice: He's very loud and noisy.
  • Nonindicative Name: "Whisper" is not a name that would suit extremely noisy bot.

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    Mayhem Suppression Squad 
One of Megatron's elite attack squads, whose earnest enthusiasm tends to... worry their commander. They often serve as The Cavalry, as well as something of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.

Crasher

Crasher is the leader of the Squad.

  • Action Girl
  • A Day in the Limelight: She is one of the main characters in "Coalescence" prose story.
  • Badass in Distress: Gets frozen by The Fallen and used as a "component" to power the multiversal portal.
  • Black Sheep: From the Autobots' POV. Blurr gets berated by Prime for not having killed her a long time ago when he had the chance.
  • Brawn Hilda: By the time the events of "Coalescence" start taking place, she upgrades herself to the new body with heavy patrol car alt-mode, not unlike that of Strongarm from Robots in Disguise.
  • Colonel Badass: She's a Mayhem Suppression Squad commander and is very capable of...crashing her enemies.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Befriends Cyclonus over the course of "Coalescence" prose story.
  • Robo Family: She is Blurr's cousin.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Just like her Gobot incarnation, she can produce shockwaves by hitting the ground. However, she produces it with her fists, which makes her attack more of a shockwave punch. Her ability comes from her unique brain module structure, which has unique cyberoscillation that allows her to produce shockwave, and she later uses this ability to redirect the multiversal portal she was connected to into the void to allow others to banish The Fallen.

Bludgeon

One of the more enthusiastic members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

  • Space Cowboy: He took a shine to Earth's Westerns, and started emulating them. It also doubles as an inversion of the regular Bludgeon, who is a samurai.
  • Tank Goodness: His alt-mode is a tank.

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Dirge

Dirge is a very optimistic member of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

  • Brown Note: His engines produce hypersonic hum which affects emotion centers of every other sentient beings, which results in them laughing uncontrollably.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His optimism almost borders on psychically unstable.
  • Cool Plane: Transforms into a jet plane resembling F-15 but with delta-wing.
  • Deep Cover Agent: Also for Alpha Trion.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of the events of "Another Light" six-parter, he, just like Cyclonus, was forgiven by Galvatron and rejoined the Decepticons.
  • The Pollyanna: Extremely optimistic no matter what, almost bordering on psychosis. This optimism managed to ensure he won't feel any guilt over joining Alpha Trion and betraying the Decepticons for him.
  • Shout-Out: So many at the same time... His robot color scheme is based on Beast Wars II Thrust, his Pretender shell is based on Descent Into Evil Dirge with the color scheme based on Descent Into Evil Chromia.

Thundercracker

Thundercracker one of the founding members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

    Recordicons 
The Recordicons are Sir Soundwave's personal squad of troops, which he usually carries around with him.

Buzzsaw

Frenzy

Frenzy is usually very calm and friendly, but can be extremely dangerous when angered.

Garboil

A Decepticon commissioner who works with the mysterious vigilante known as the Bat-Bot

Glit

A highly sarcastic doctor who hates having to deal with Ravage

Howlback

Another cassette catbot, who works under Commissioner Garboil

  • Shout-Out: Vaguely fills the role of Renee Montoya in the Recordicons re-enactment of Batman: The Animated Series.

Laserbeak

  • Hipster: He even comes with hipster glasses. He's horrified to learn Ravage inspired one of his favourite songs, and declares that from then on, he shall only listen to it "ironically".
  • Sizeshifter

Ratbat/Batbot

  • Obfuscating Stupidity: By day, Ratbat is your average Cybertronian layabout businessman. By night, he is something darker... vengeful...
  • Secret Identity
  • Sherlock Scan: Ratbat can determine the mood of anyone nearby.
  • Shout-Out: He's an homage to Batman. Not surprising, given Recordicons is written by David Willis, known for his fondness for Batman jokes.
  • Sizeshifter
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: It doesn't really work if you're still looking at him, though.

Ravage

An adorable cat-like Decepticon with a penchant for playing games and chatting on the internet with humans (and anyone else who will listen).

Rumble

Rumble is Frenzy's brother and was one of Soundwave's troops, until he was captured by the Autobots. His current fate is unknown, though considering he was last seen tied up and about to be dropped into the Autobots' Smelting Pool, he's probably not in good shape...

    Terrorcons 
The Decepticons' best combiner, composed of five carefully selected scholars and entertainers and charged with protecting Cybertron's cultural works from the Autobots.

Abominus

Abominus is their combined form, designed to carefully balance each of the team's five minds together.

Blot

Blot is one of Cybertron's top psychologists.

Cutthroat

Cutthroat used to be one of Cybertron's top corporate moguls, running his businesses with a combination of fairness and morality.

Hun-Grrr

Hun-Grrr likes to think of himself as being a gentlemen-like Decepticon. His altmode is a two-headed dragon-like beast, taken from a planet where the creatures are regarded with nobility by the populace.

Rippersnapper

A former actor, Rippersnaper joined with the Decepticons because he thought it would be an awesome experience. Abominus is almost big enough to fit his ego.

Sinnertwin

Before Optimus Prime started the war, Sinnertwin was a well-known and talented puppeteer. His puppet shows were popular with beings from planets all over the galaxy. He now fights as a part of Megatron's quest for peace.

    Human Allies 

Professor Henri Arkeville

A rebellious scientist who quietly opposes the USA's current fascist regime along with his three interns.

Sephie Beller/Emulator

Remember Circuit Breaker from The Transformers? Here's her counterpart. And yes, she loves machines (though not in the "shipping" sense...)

William "Will" Hayes

Although Will originally signed up to be Arkeville's intern for college prep purposes, he eventually became friends with the Decepticons. He also has an almost insatiable appetite.

Frederick "Rick" Ottman

Rick signed up along with Will to prepare for college, but got more than he bargained for when it led to he and Will befriending the Deceptions. He thinks Sephie is cute, but won't admit it.

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Autobot Characters and Subfactions

The Autobots were created when a librarian named Optronix grew ambitious and starting trying to climb his way up through the ranks, gathering a group of followers to him by preaching improving the Cybertronian race through conflict and conquest. They improved themselves physically—including Optronix becoming the powerful Optimus Prime—and eventually seized control of the planet via a coup.

    Characters 

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is the Autobots' evil, sadistic and tyrannical leader. Cruel and ambitious, his plans fall nothing short of universal conquest.

Alpha Trion

Alpha Trion, the Old One, is from a universe where the Decepticons were defeated long ago. He often acts like a kind and wise bot, but not everything is as it appears.

Arcee

Arcee is a victim of great madness. Like a marionette she often stands limp off in a corner, until she jumps into a fight, firing her neutronic crossbow and moving like a rag doll brought to life.

Beachcomber

Beachcomber is a twitchy, nervous, unstable 'bot who is considered completely insane even by Autobot standards.

Big Daddy

Big Daddy is one of the older Autobots, who lives up to his name by being a calm and pleasantly paternal figure. He likes to watch over the younger bots and make sure they're in good spirits,

Blaster

Blazter is the Autobot communications expert. He enjoys earth's classical music and uses it as a sonic weapon. Like Soundwave, he too has a group of cassettes, though he's also often seen commanding the Scrounges as well.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs' is a slothful and lazy Autobot who would much rather do nothing at all, and rarely fights.

Elita-One

Elita-One a true femme-fatale. She is one of the most skilled and sadistic snipers in the Autobot ranks.

Hoist

Hoist repairs are shoddy at best, and jury-rigged at worst. Still, if you can't afford Fixit's rates, he's better than being one of Ratchet's "patients".

Hound

Hound often proclaims himself as the "Master Of Fear", using his Psycho-Projector to cause people to hallucinate of the victims worst nightmares and become incapacitated.

  • Fantastic Racism: In a counterpoint to G1 Hound's Tin Man nature, SG Hound is at once hateful towards and fearful of organics, particularly humans.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's so afraid of humans he deliberately jumped ship when Rodimus made his coup, rather than risk going to Earth.

Huffer

Huffer is an amiable, ever-smiling optimist. He is very unusual for an Autobot as a result.

Jazz

Jazz is considered one of Prime's best bodyguards, because he'll take any kind of attack meant for their leader Optimus head on.

Mirage

Mirage once used his natural state of invisibility to rob banks until Optimus Prime finally took notice of him and had him sent to Ratchet. Now he has the "gift" of permanent partial transparency.

Nightbeat

Nightbeat is chief of the Autobot Secret Police. He is responsible for maintaining absolute loyalty to the Autobots' tyrannical leader, and for rooting out and eliminating traitors.

  • Combining Mecha: Can combine with that goon Thunderclash, nyeah!
  • Dirty Cop: Both physically and morally.
  • Ill Boy: Nightbeat's got himself a serious case of cosmic rust, see? And he's particular about it, see!
  • Secret Police: He's the one in charge. Nyeah!
  • Undying Loyalty: One of the few 'bots who's genuinely loyal to Optimus. Nyeah, that's right! Too loyal! Got him kicked off the Ark by that punk Rodimus, see!
  • Verbal Tic: Nyeah, Nightbeat sounds like Edward G. Robinson, see!

Omega Doom

Omega Doom is the ultimate weapon of the tyrant Optimus Prime.

Ratchet

Ratchet is the Autobots' "medic". Optimus Prime sometimes sends wounded Autobots to him, but not for repairs. They are sent to him for punishment, mostly to receive unnecessary "upgrades".

  • Affably Evil: Ratchet just wants to make everybody more exciting and interesting with his crazy modifications, and genuinely can't understand why nobody ever shares his opinion on the matter.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Took a fondness for some human music he heard during Blitzwing Bop.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Oh, he'll repair people. But he can't help but make them more "interesting" while he does so.
  • Chainsaw Good: Gave Rodimus one once; Rodimus did not seem very amused.
  • Combat Medic: Though not one I'd ever recommend seeing.
  • Deadly Doctor
  • For Science!
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Mad Doctor: A capable doctor, but spends a bit too much time mucking around trying to give everyone "upgrades".

Ricochet

Ricochet is a member of the elite bodyguards for the evil Optimus Prime. He has a twin brother, Jazz.

Scoop

Scoop almost constantly shaking in fear, or holding his fingers nervously. His Targetmaster partner is Holepunch.

Scrounges

When the Autobots need drones to do the dirty work, they call in the Scrounges. Silver colored drones who all possess a "war wheel" alternate mode, they're powerful in numbers, and easily expendable.

  • Cannon Fodder: Blaster really wishes they were.
  • Mythology Gag: When introduced, they do a version of the Rifleman's Creed, only it's about their arms. G1 Scrounge's claim to fame was his "special arm". There was no other like it.

Seaspray

Seaspray is fascinated by Earth's oceans and is known for reporting every detail of them whenever possible to his fellow Autobots.

Side Burn

Side Burn is diligent and devoted to the Autobot cause, but some Autobots have difficulty trusting him.

Sky Lynx

Humble and self-deprecating, Sky Lynx was once Lieutenant Commander of the Autobot army, but after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Wheelie, he tendered his resignation.

Star Saber

When the war started, Star Saber became one of the evil Autobots. Unfortunately, thanks to his rotten luck, he's been stuck at the bottom of the ranks.

  • Butt-Monkey: Nobody likes Star Saber, not even Swoop who otherwise loves everybody.

Tailgate

Unlike many of the other Autobots, Tailgate loves humans, though in the way that someone would love a gerbil, dog, or cat. He ends up "adopting" Butch as his "pet human".

Wheeljack

Wheeljack is a mad scientist in every sense of the word. He was laughed right out of the Autobot ranks for a long while, though he eventually managed to get himself back in.

Wreckers

A squad formerly led by Rodimus, until one very eventful battle...

    Around Cybertron 
The Autobots' newsteam, which every Autobot is forced to watch on penalty of death.

Rook

The news channel's head anchor, who tends to act much like a No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Glenn Beck.

Andromeda

Punch

  • Heel–Face Turn
    • Going Native / Good Feels Good: Decepticon Broadcasting Network's Esmeral and Monstructor gave Punch a chance to work with DBN. Given Monstructor was a nicer boss "than that crusted crankshaft, Countdown" (Monstructor made Punch feel a lot better about himself), Punch felt he couldn't turn them down.

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    Blaster's Cassettes 
Blaster also has his own personal squad of troops, although they mainly show up only in the "Recordicons" side comic.

Blackcat

Slamdance

Also a member of the Around Cybertron newsteam.

Steeljaw

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He genuinely can kick your skidplate. It's just too much work for him to ever get around to it.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Ravage. Sort of. Ravage adores him. He claims he wants to eviscerate Ravage but just hasn't gotten the motivation to get off his lazy backside and do so.
  • Lazy Bum
  • Panthera Awesome: He's a lion. Although the awesome is downplayed by his fondness for long, long, long naps.
  • Shout-Out: His coloration is based on the Black Lion from Voltron.
  • Sizeshifter
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Aside from the laziness, he can easily be immobilized by a good scratch behind the ears.

    Seekers 
An elite attack squad composed of Autobots with various sportscar altmodes and black color schemes. Drench used to be their leader until Optimus had him assassinated for being too "soft". Optimus suspected former member Sideswipe disagreed with the act and also attempted to assassinate him, which caused Sideswipe to defect to the Decepticons. Now Rodimus, himself a former Wrecker, leads the squad.

Rodimus

The former leader of a mercenary team called the Wreckers, he is the Starscream to Optimus Prime's Megatron, seeking to usurp command and turn the Autobots into the greatest mercenary team known to the universe.

  • Beard of Evil
  • Hook Hand: It's a buzzsaw, but it's in the same spirit.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The Witwicky brothers convince him to change from the "loot and pillage" method of villainy to the "mob boss" method, as it will let the resources renew to be stolen over and over again.
  • The Starscream: To Optimus Prime.

Blurr

Blurr is a data interceptor for Optimus, and just as fast on his feet as he is on his wheels. He's the cousin of Crasher, the leader of the Decepticons' own Badass Crew.

Goldbug

Goldbug was once a shiftless drifter named Bumblebee. A sneak, a pickpocket, and blackmailer. When he joined Optimus Prime's brutal Autobot forces, his bravery put him on the fast track to power, and Bumblebee was quickly rebuilt as Goldbug.

    Technobots 
A set of Mad Scientists who form Optimus Prime's most dangerous combiner. Although they're actually Deep Cover Agents for Alpha Trion. Computron used to be a genius until an attempt to grant intelligence to Grimlock went Horribly Wrong and turned him into a brainless, neurotic idiot.

Computron

Afterburner

Lightspeed

Nosecone

Scattorshot

  • Miles Gloriosus: Sort of. Scattorshot is afraid of interpersonal interaction rather than combat, but he's still all bluff under that tough exterior.

Strafe

    Human Allies 

Currently consists mostly of the Witwicky brothers, who are Siblings in Crime.

Bruce Witwicky

The only one of the brothers with an actual legitimate job, as a sergeant in the military.

  • The Mole: Ends up betraying his army superiors to stick with his brothers and the Autobots.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Rodimus.

Buster Witwicky

Butch Witwicky

Spike Witwicky

Other Characters

    Dinobots/Cons 
The Dinobots & Dinocons were created in a chain of events that amounted to an unwitting joint venture between the Decepticons and Autobots. Grimlock was initially created by Starscream, but deactivated when he proved to be too dimwitted and violent, then was stolen by Optimus Prime. He then in turn was hijacked by Wheeljack, who reverse engineered Grimlock's AI matrix and created a horde of other Dinobots in an attempt to attack Optimus Prime. When the attack failed, the Dinobots scattered and were eventually recaptured by other sides, then even later were granted embers and full life by a mysterious computer. Half the Dinobots now follow Grimlock and Optimus, while the other half are now "Dinocons" and follow Megatron, having been reprogrammed by Starscream to be a bit smarter and nicer.

Grimlock

Grimlock was created in a Decepticon lab by Megatron to be a warrior who would help the Decepticons, but Megatron ordered his deactivation after his violent tendencies emerged. He was put into storage never to be awakened again. However, when Optimus Prime heard of his creation, he stole Grimlock and reactivated him.

  • Ascended Extra / Canon Immigrant: The intelligent version was initially intended solely for the April Fool's comic, but fans loved it so much it was later applied to the canon version.
  • Genius Bruiser: After acquiring intelligence. If properly agitated, he can regress to his bestial state, though.
  • Hulk Speak: How he starts off as, and what he lapses into when he turns back into his T-Rex mode.
  • Mythology Gag: Similar to his G1 counterpart, SG Grimlock also tends to pepper his speech with "I, Grimlock."
  • Verbal Tic: After gaining intelligence, tends to add "Wot?" at the end of his sentences (possibly in a Shout-Out to a certain Freelance Peacekeeping Agent from G1, yes?)

Swoop

Swoop is a joyful, friendly Dinobot who wishes to be everyone's friend.

Goryu

Goryu is typical for a Dinobot in any universe. Big and dumb, he is now in custody of the heroic Decepticons.

  • Dumb Muscle: Like all of the Dinocons, Goryu isn't a bright bot even after Starscream's neural upgrades
  • Meaningful Name: Goryu has a horn: and he really, really wants to gore you.

Overkill

Like Goryu, Overkill used to be a typical Dinobot. And also like Goryu, was eventually captured by the Decepticons and reprogrammed by Starscream.

Slugfest

Slugfest thinks highly of himself, but relies on his larger allies to take care of, and protect him. He seems very thankful for the neural upgrades Starscream gave him and the other Dinocons.

    Un-aligned Cybertronians 

Ultra Magnus

Former brother in-arms of Optimus, and student of the Old One. Ultra Magnus once tried to seize control of the Autobots, but was eventually beaten and exiled to Paradron.

  • Ax-Crazy: Is he ever.
  • BFS: The Terminus Blade, as in the only thing capable of operating the Omega Terminus.
  • Facial Horror: Of the Tear Off Your Face variety, inflicted by Optimus.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: With Treadshot. He was thrilled when he saw the latter was coming after him for a fight, and their exchanges have a vague lover-scorned subtext to them.
  • The Starscream: For Optimus.

Wheelie, the Barbarian-Lord

A wild barbarian, noted for his ruthlessness, cunning and love of rhyme. Allied with Ultra Magnus during his attempted coup.

  • Break the Badass: Utterly crippled Sky-Lynx's self-esteem.
  • The Ghost: Mentioned, but never seen.
  • Large and in Charge: Mentioned by Sky-Lynx's profile to be pretty big. Not to mention, he's a barbarian lord.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Implied, given Sky-Lynx's long-standing fear of rhymes. Plus, it is Wheelie.

    Nexus Prime 

A mysterious combiner that's a Literal Split Personality, formed after his components from various other universes visit this one. Namely, when the four visitors meet up with their fifth member Heatwave, try to resurrect the recently assassinated Megatron with their powers, and end up talking to Primus instead.

Breakaway

Originally from the Transformers Classics universe, he's a kind, caring amnesiac with unusual healing powers.

Landquake

Landquake has always been an unusual Decepticon at best. While he does possess a 'Con-like pragmatic craftiness, interest in battle, and instinctive distrust of anyone other than himself and his friends, he finds the constant in-fighting and bloodthirsty selfishness of the faction wearying. He also possesses a mastery of energon that some say goes past the capabilities of the Omnicons and Terrorcons, to almost supernatural levels of power. He can shape it in any number of ways, ranging from forging weapons and shielding (even against explosions) to powering his own systems, all with a touch of his hands, or sometimes with telekinetic force alone.

Skyfall

Originally an inhabitant of the planet Velocitron in the Unicron Trilogy universe, he took up the role of lone explorer after realizing he lacked the obsession with racing that his fellow planet-mates had. He spent his time charting distant star systems in his ship, until he met up with Ramjet and Landquake and discovered he had a greater destiny. An overwhelming inescapable feeling that he's linked to a mystery haunts him wherever he goes, though he quests on regardless of his unease at the things he discovers.

  • Back from the Dead: Having been killed by Alpha Trion back in the TransTech dimension, he's brought back to life when Nexus Prime is recreated.
  • The Hero
  • Only Sane Man: Seems to be the most "normal" of the group, and tends to find his whole quest, the dimensions they've been traveling through, and his fellow combiner mates, all really weird and strange.

Heatwave

  • See his earlier entry.

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    General 

Aquarius

A Quintesson who ends up helping the Decepticons as well as members of the ancient combiner that Heatwave is also a member of.

  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Most other Quintessons prefer to hang back and not get involved in other species's affairs. Aquarius thinks this is a total drag, man.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie
  • Shout-Out: His five faces are those of Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, John Lennon, and Jerry Garcia, representing Joy, Compassion, Peace, Love, and Satisfaction
    • The '60s: A living shout out to the counterculture movement of that decade, man. Just look at his names and faces— it's, like, far out, y'know?
    • Satisfaction also resembles Dr. Teeth.

R. J. Blackrock

The human CEO of a major Earth oil company, who ends up employing Sephie in his R&D department.

Teletraan-X

The Autobots' evil female sentient computer.


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