Mechanical aliens that can turn into cool cars and other kinds of gadgets? Transformers toys have been around since 1984, and the action-packed movies have been smashing box office records since the very first one was released. Do you know the Autobots and Decepticons enough to name them all?
As the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime plays a pivotal role in the Transformers franchise. Optimus was the last of the lineage of the Dynasty of Primes after it was destroyed by the Fallen. He is a level-headed and rarely loses his temper; he also has a soft spot for human beings. Despite their primitive nature, Optimus chooses to see the potential for good that humans possess.
Formerly known as Blue Streak, this Autobot got a name change in 2003 and is now known as Silverstreak. The original name was devised because this Autobot is so quick, that it appeared to be a blue streak and talked at speeds to match it. The car form of the blue streak is a Datsun 280ZX, which is also extremely fast.
This Autobot is small but a critical part of the Autobot forces, sometimes acting as the right-hand man to Optimus Prime. In current depictions of his character Bumblebee is unable to speak, rather, he relies on hand signals and radio channeling to communicate and make sentences. This Autobot has an affinity for humans and is one of the most popular Transformers.
This Decepticon can transform into an MH 53 Pave Low helicopter and is extremely loyal to Megatron. Blackout can track down targets mercilessly and has a vast structure. He worked tirelessly to find his missing leader, Megatron, going as far as fighting the current leader off because he believed his efforts in locating the fallen Megatron were weak.
This is one of the strongest of the Autobots and has the ability to lift 190,000 pounds. His body has one of the highest resistances to artillery fire, and he can also knock down buildings with one punch.
Acting as the right-hand man to Megatron, Soundwave has the complete trust of his leader and is often loathed by the other Decepticons because of this. He has the ability to transform into a jet or a truck and also a radio device. He uses his mini-cons to gather information and intelligence and is very stealthy.
When in car form, Wheeljack is a Lancia Stratos Turbo or a Ford Mustang, and he is also a non-plane Autobot that can fly to a max distance of 800 miles. Wheeljack is known as the mad scientist and inventor of Autobots, and like Dinobot, his creations include weapons, gizmos, and gadgets.
He is the second in command of the Decepticons and has a desire to be the ruler; however, his cowardice holds him back. Starscream is stealthy, ruthlessly efficient and has a high level of speed on the battlefield. This Decepticon is not fully loyal to Megatron, and for this, he does not have the full trust of the Decepticon leader.
This is one of the smallest Autobots around, but his fighting ability and courage make up for his size. In vehicle form, Cliffjumper is a Porshe 924 Turbo. Cliffjumper's weapon of choice is a glass gas gun that turns metal as brittle as glass for a brief moment.
Hound is a master of holographic projections and his role of scouting and collecting information suits his smaller stature. In vehicle form, Hound is a Mitsubishi J59, and his choice of weapons are a missile cannon and a machine gun.
The original leader of the Autobots before Optimus Prime, he was put down by Megatron during combat and was the one who bestowed the Matrix of Leadership to Optimus Prime. His disposition was one of peace, and he sought to negotiate with Megatron at the beginning of the war.
This Decepticon has a love for demolition, and in car form, is a mini dump truck that has a front loader. Bonecrusher forms the left arm of the Combiner Devastator. This Decepticon forms part of the Constructicons who were established for construction purposes.
This Decepticon makes up the left leg of the Devastator, and in its car form, is a cement truck. Mixmaster belongs to the Constructicons and has the ability to turn any substance into whatever he desires. Mixmaster plays a pivotal role in making any raw material that the Decepticons need.
Ironhide is the military strategist to the Autobots and one of the most trusted to Optimus Prime. His tuff outer shell masks his sweet demeanor, as he is extremely kind at heart. Ironhide is seen as one of the older Autobots who has a Southern drawl and a great amount of experience on the battlefield.
This Autobot got its name from the character of Nurse Ratchet from the film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest." Ratchet is the head physician of the Autobots and has a mild-mannered temper. He can transform into a white and red striped cargo-type ambulance. He is one of the oldest Transformers and is a healer first and a warrior second.
Leading the race car patrol, this Decepticon learned his skills racing amongst some of the most notorious race gangs in Cybertron. His leadership style borders on authoritative and is very close to a dictatorship at times; his crew knows that there is no room for error when it comes to working with him.
This young Autobot has a love for action, which gets him in trouble. Hot Rod is a headstrong transformer that turns into a futuristic sports car. His weaponry includes a standard blaster that shoots plasma. He has a retractable saw blade as well. Hot Rod is the one responsible for using the Autobot Matrix of Leadership to defeat Unicron.
A member of the Throttlebot team, in his car form, turns into a dump truck or a crane. As part of the Throttlebot team, he was one of the thieves who stole the Energon from the Decepticons. He is the twin brother of Duststorm and boasts the distinction of being the biggest and strongest of the Throttlebots.
He has the personality of a homicidal psychopath and is the twin brother to Rumble. Frenzy has a penchant for violence, mayhem, and destruction. This Decepticon has the ability to induce an ultra-high frequency that disrupts machinery, brain functions and receptors in the bodies of humans and Transformers alike.
This Autobot is considered mediocre amongst the greats. However, Windcharger has some very neat abilities, namely the ability to move metallic objects with his magnetic powers. He is also the fastest Autobot on the ground, with the capabilities of going from 0 to 60 mph instantly. This Autobot suffers from ADD because he is often easily distracted.
This Autobot is the designated doctor and security officer to the Autobots, who is responsible for saving many lives of his compatriots. Red Alert is seen as a close friend of the Autobot Inferno, and this bot has enhanced senses, paranoia and a keen eye for detail.
Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons and lives by the motto, ‘Peace through Tyranny.' He has gathered the respect of fellow Decepticons through his brute show of power and his habit for instilling fear. He is the absolute opposite of Optimus Prime and somehow has made himself believe that he is the good guy in the war between Decepticons and Autobots.
This double agent Transformer works for Unicorn, but not much is known about him. He was sent to Earth to monitor the movements of both Decepticons and Autobots and to retrieve their mini-cons. This transformer took the form of a purple motorcycle and considered himself a drifter when once confronted by Optimus Prime.
The right-hand bot to Optimus Prime transforms into a Martini Porsche and has the disposition of being one of the coolest Transformers around. Jazz leads the Special Operations division with a level of sensibility and level-headedness. His great leadership and resilience under pressure make him invaluable to Optimus Prime.
This autoboot is the reformed version of Hot Rod and is a much taller figure with a more imposing stature. The car version of Rodimus is the Firebird. Rodimus has a hot-headed personality like his former self, but he means well. This Prime bears the burden of being part of Optimus Prime's death and fears he will not live up to his greatness.
One of the few female Autobots, Arcee was created as an experiment by Jhiaxus in an attempt to bring gender to the group of aliens. She is an excellent sharpshooter and fares well in hand to hand combat. Arcee rarely plays the damsel in distress as she is more than capable of defending herself.
Landfill is one of the many Autobots that are not very well known to the public. As far as his personality goes, Landfill is a very decent guy, but he is ostracized by his fellow Autobots because of his smell. One has to wonder why Autobots even have noses, to begin with.
Long Haul is the lower torso of the Devastator; he is also a Constructicon and can transform himself into a dump truck. This Decepticon plays a pivotal role in construction projects along with the other building bots. Long Haul's weaponry includes a long-range charged grenade and flamethrower.
Jolt is an Autobot with a feisty approach to fights, most often jumping into situations without thinking. His character is a bit careless and reckless, and this causes him to get into trouble. His weapons include a pair of electro-whips that are attached to his arms, and he has the ability to charge himself by administering static to his body.
Skids was a scientist and analyzed Earthlings' way of life before coming to Earth, giving the Autobots a better understanding of the inner workings of this primitive species. On the other hand, Mudflap can transform into a construction crane. They are twin brothers.
This small Decepticon has a Brooklyn accent and is a remote-controlled car in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. His attempts to steal the Allspark were spoiled by Sam’s girlfriend Mikaela who ended up burning the Decepticon with a blowtorch. However, with his promise to help revive Optimus Prime, Mikaela and Sam spare his life.
This Autobot is a defender of the weak and will lay himself on the line to protect those who are unable to protect themselves. His body was severely damaged during a battle with Megatron and Smokescreen had to be rebuilt. After the refurbishment of his body, this Autobot would be renamed to Hoist.
One of Soundwave's spies, this Decepticon is loyal to a T to both Soundwave and Megatron. Ravage is described as a war machine that is extremely stealthy and accurate in striking at its target. Few survive the attacks of this lethal Decepticon who believes in the cause of Megatron unwaveringly.
The leader of the race mini-con team is Mirage; it is said that he was part of the upper echelon of society on Cybertron. Mirage does not have the full trust of his fellow Autobots because of his unsure disposition as to why he joined their forces. Regardless of his unwillingness to fight, Mirage is excellent at hand to hand combat and a skilled sharpshooter
Making his first appearance in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," this former Decepticon turned Autobot is named Brains. Brains is the best friend to Wheelie, and the two were formally part of the ‘Brain-unit.' Unlike the Decepticons red eyes, Brains has blue eyes like the Autobots.
Jetfire has a devotion to the advancement of technology and science and believes this is the only way to end the war between Decepticons and Autobots. This Autobot can transform into a VF-1S Super Valkyrie and an F-14 Tomcat and has an eagerness for combat and is usually the first one to plunge into battle.
This machine is a combination of six Decepticons who are part of the Constructicons. The six Decepticons that make up the Devastator are Bonecrusher, Mixmaster, Scrapper, Scavenger, Longhaul, and Hook. The combined forces of the Constructicons make the Devastator nearly unstoppable.
This Autobot specializes in search and rescue efforts and can transform into a firetruck. Inferno is described as a fearless Autobot that is sometimes easily distracted. This Autobot enjoys the praise and attention he receives when saving lives and extinguishing fires.
Commander of the Decepticon military operations, Shockwave is believed to be the smartest and a highly influential Decepticon. Shockwave operates on logic and gave up his position as leader when Megatron was able to convince him that he was a better leader logically. Shockwave is equipped with weaponry consisting of high energy explosive gamma rays, blinding visible light, and hot infrared rays.
This Decepticon was born after Sam Witwicky accidentally activated the All Spark. Dispensor was formally a Mountain Dew dispensing machine but now has the ability to fire Mountain Dew cans from an arm mounted can cannon. The projectiles can inflict significant damage to their target due to the high speed with which the cans are being shot.
This Autobot is a weapons supervisor whose duties include overseeing the maintenance of the extensive array of arsenal that the Autobots possess. His meticulous mannerisms often result in his refusal to fire his weapons unless he is sure that he won't miss.
This military strategist to the Autobots uses reason and logic as his main tools. Prowl lives by analyzing facts and details. This Autobot has the ability to calculate 800 moving objects to figure out the perfect countermove, all in half a second's time. His weaponry includes shoulder-mounted missiles and semi-automatic rifles that fire corrosive acid.
This Mini-con finds its home in Soundwave's chest along with Ravage, Frenzy, and Rumble. Laserbeak acts as a surveillance drone for Soundwave and usually goes on missions that Soundwave is too busy to do himself.
Cogman is the faithful manservant to Sir Edmund Burton in the movie, "Transformers: The Last Knight." Cogman is smaller than most Transformers and has a polite and proper disposition, but also sometimes suffers from anger issues. His powers include super strength and super speed.
Sqweeks is 3 feet 6 inches tall, has big bulbous headlights for eyes and rust damage from erosion. The peg-legged Autobot has a small body but a big heart. He was severely damaged in the destruction of Chicago during "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
The twin brother to Sideswipe is the very vain warrior called Sunstreaker. This Autobot believes he is better than any and every other Autobot there is. Sunstreaker has been met with the loathing of his fellow Autobots because of his vanity, arrogance and sociopathic tendencies.
Originally, this sword-wielding Decepticon was known as Deadlock, but through an encounter with a faction of Cybertronians, he had a change of perspective. Drift changed his outlook and joined the forces of the Autobots, looking to bring an end to the war between the two.
This Autobot is the twin brother of Sunstreaker; he is one of the original Autobots that crash-landed on Earth. He differs from his twin brother in car form, his brother having the flashier engine modification in Lamborghini form. Sideswipe is less ruthless and feisty than his brother but is just as heated and usually ends up making rash decisions.