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Decepticon Characters and Subfactions

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.



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.


The heroic Astrotrain serves as a means of conveyance for his teammates.


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


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


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.

  • 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.
  • Meta Guy
  • 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 is one of many brave Decepticons following Megatron in his battle against Optimus Prime and the evil Autobots.



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.


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 Seven Billion Years Old
  • 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 is known for constantly and tirelessly working, not stopping for anything in order to help the cause.


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.


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.


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.

Sir Soundwave

He's now called "Sir" because he was knighted by the Queen of England for various heroic deeds. He has a personal squad of troops called "Recordicons".


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


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

  • Absent-Minded Professor
  • Doomed Hometown: The Crystal City. Optimus blew it up after Starscream refused his "offer" to join the Autobots.
  • Number Two
  • 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: For Megatron. And it's freaking disturbing.


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.


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


Whisper is Sideswipe's Minicon partner.

    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 is the leader of the Squad, and Blurr's cousin.


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.



Dirge is one of the Decepticons with Pretender technology.

  • Deep Cover Agent: Also for Alpha Trion.
  • The Pollyanna
  • 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 one of the founding members of the Mayhem Suppression Squad.

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



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


  • 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".
  • Size Shifter



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 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...

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


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


Blot is one of Cybertron's top psychologists.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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 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,


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


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


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 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.


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


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 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 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.

Omega Doom

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


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


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


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 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.


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 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.


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.


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



  • 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.


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



Also a member of the Around Cybertron newsteam.


  • 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
  • Shout-Out: His coloration is based on the Black Lion from Voltron.
  • Size Shifter

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.


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 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 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.

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.






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


    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

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 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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


  • See his earlier entry.




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

  • 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.


The Autobots' evil female sentient computer.


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