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The following is a list of cast members and characters from the Transformers film series.
|Character||Transformers||Revenge of the Fallen||Dark of the Moon||Age of Extinction||The Last Knight||Bumblebee||Rise of the Beasts||One|
|Peter Cullen||Chris Hemsworth|
|Bumblebee||Mark Ryan||Ben Schwartz||Erik Aadahl||Dylan O'Brien||Radio sounds||Keegan-Michael Key|
|Ironhide||Jess Harnell||Photograph||No voice actor|
|Ratchet||Robert Foxworth||Dennis Singletary|
|Wheelie||Tom Kenny||Tom Kenny|
|Sideswipe||André Sogliuzzo||James Remar|
|Elita-One||Grey Griffin||Scarlett Johansson|
|Arcee||Photograph||Grey Griffin||Liza Koshy|
|Wheeljack||George Coe||Steve Blum||Cristo Fernández|
|Mirage||Francesco Quinn||Pete Davidson|
|Sentinel Prime||Leonard Nimoy||Head||Jon Hamm|
|Topspin||No voice actor||Steven Barr|
|Leadfoot||John DiMaggio||Archive footage|
|Hugo Weaving||Head||Frank Welker||Brian Tyree Henry|
|Starscream||Charlie Adler||Photograph||Head||No voice actor|
|Barricade||Jess Harnell||Frank Welker||Archive footage||Jess Harnell|
|Shockwave||Photograph||Frank Welker||Photograph||Jon Bailey|
|Seymour Simmons||John Turturro||John Turturro||Nick Pilla|
|Samuel "Sam" Witwicky||Shia LaBeouf||Shia LaBeoufP|
|William Lennox||Josh Duhamel||Josh Duhamel|
|Colonel SharpGeneral Morshower||Glenn Morshower||Glenn Morshower|
|Robert Epps||Tyrese Gibson|
|Ron Witwicky||Kevin Dunn|
|Judy Witwicky||Julie White|
|Mikaela Banes||Megan Fox|
|Cade Yeager||Mark Wahlberg|
|Tessa Yeager||Nicola Peltz||Nicola PeltzV|
|Grimlock||No voice actor||Cameo|
The Autobots are the main protagonists of the Transformers franchise who come from the planet Cybertron.
Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) is the leader of the Autobots, the last descendant of the Dynasty of Primes and keeper of the Matrix of Leadership. Optimus Prime transforms into a 1994 red and blue Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck in the first three films, a rusty 1973 Marmon HDT-AC 86 semi cab-over truck in the beginning of the fourth film, and later a blue and red 2014 Western Star 5700 OP Phantom semi-truck.
In the first film, Optimus Prime arrives on Earth with Ratchet, Ironhide, and Jazz trying to find the AllSpark. At Mission City, he kills Bonecrusher and battles Megatron, but Sam pushes the AllSpark into Megatron's chest, killing him and destroying the cube; as a result, Cybertron can no longer be restored. Afterward, Optimus and the other Autobots form an alliance with the humans and work closely with them, with the resulting alliance being called NEST.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Optimus is killed by Megatron during a battle with him, Starscream, and Grindor. Near the end of the film, he is revived by Sam with the Matrix of Leadership and is fused with Jetfire, making him more powerful. Optimus Prime then faces the Fallen and Megatron. After a vicious fight, Optimus severely wounds Megatron and kills the Fallen, telling him to "give me your face."
In Dark of the Moon, Optimus revives Sentinel Prime using the Matrix of Leadership and reveals he was the leader of the Autobots before him. However, Sentinel betrays the Autobots and joins the Decepticons to restore Cybertron with the Pillars; meanwhile, the Autobots are sent into space. During the battle in Chicago, Optimus kills some Decepticons, including the Driller, Shockwave, and Megatron before he kills Sentinel Prime. In the film, Optimus is depicted with a trailer similar to his Generation 1 counterpart, and has been redesigned to look more heroic. The trailer contains enhanced weapons and flight gear. Optimus loses his right arm to Sentinel Prime at the film's climax.
In Age of Extinction, he is hunted by Harold Attinger, Cemetery Wind, and Lockdown, who is working for the Creators to bring him to Cybertron and kill any Autobots who refuse to give up his location. A badly wounded Optimus is discovered by struggling inventor Cade Yeager, who shelters him. Escaping the eyes of Cemetery Wind, Optimus leads the Autobots once again, taming the Dinobots and rides Grimlock to fight Galvatron and his new army of man-made Transformers. After defeating Galvatron's army, he kills Attinger and Lockdown. He sets the Dinobots free and asks his fellow Autobots to protect Cade and his family before taking the Seed into space and going after the Creators. At the start of the movie, Optimus uses a mode similar to his G1 counterpart but with a lot of rust.
In The Last Knight, Optimus arrives at Cybertron, now a dead planet. He finds Quintessa, the Prime of Life, who brainwashes Optimus to do her bidding of destroying the Earth, which she reveals is an ancient enemy planet, Unicron. She tells Prime that he must retrieve her staff to rebuild Cybertron. Prime's eyes turn purple and becomes Nemesis Prime under Quintessa's control. Just as he is about to kill Bumblebee, Bee speaks for the first time in ten years, which causes him to return to normal. He rides Dragonstorm into battle. After defeating Quintessa and saving both worlds, Optimus and the Autobots return to Cybertron, which has joined with the Earth into one planet.
Optimus Prime reappears and appears similar to his G1 counterpart in Bumblebee. He leads the Autobots against the Decepticons trying to take over Cybertron, but is forced to retreat when Decepticon reinforcements led by Soundwave and Shockwave attack them. Realizing that Cybertron has fallen, he orders all Autobots to get to their escape pods. He gives Bumblebee the task to protect the Earth and set up a base for them before being attacked by Ravage and other Decepticons.
In Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Optimus Prime reappears and appears similar to his G1 counterpart; he transforms into a Freightliner semi-trailer truck, a form which he gained previously in Bumblebee. Optimus and his fellow Autobots had been hiding for the past seven years, waiting for a means to return to Cybertron. When the signal of a Transwarp Key is activated in Brooklyn, he rallies the other Autobots to investigate the signal, with Mirage bringing in a civilian named Noah Diaz. Despite Bumblebee's earlier encounter with a human, Optimus is distrustful of human help. Optimus comes face-to-face with the Terrorcons' leader, Scourge, who defeats him in combat. Optimus witnesses the deactivation of Bumblebee, making it his mission to avenge his fallen comrade. Bumblebee, who would be revived by an infusion of raw Energon, would be avenged as Optimus disarms Scourge and rips out his head, destroying the Transwarp Key to stop Unicron's advance.
Bumblebee (voiced by Dylan O'Brien in Bumblebee, Mark Ryan in the 2007 film, Ben Schwartz in Age of Extinction, Erik Aadahl in The Last Knight) is an Autobot scout, Hot Rod's brother-in-arms, and Sam's former guardian in the first three films. Bumblebee transforms into various types of Chevrolet Camaros; the first four films depict him as fifth generation Camaros before switching to a sixth generation in The Last Knight. Bumblebee depicts him as a Volkswagen Beetle, and Rise of the Beasts depicts him as a second-generation Camaro.
In Transformers, Sam Witwicky purchases a dirty 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, but it reveals it's actually an Autobot, Bumblebee. Later Bumblebee turns into a 2007 Chevrolet Camaro. Bumblebee is wounded during the battle at Mission City, though is able to defeat Brawl with Mikaela's help. Throughout the movie, Bumblebee uses radio soundbites to communicate due to his vocal box being damaged in battle; the prequel movie Bumblebee attributes this damage to the hands of Blitzwing. However, Bumblebee regains his voice by the end of the movie.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Bumblebee once again uses radio soundbites to communicate, and Sam tells Mikaela that Bumblebee is "playing it up". Bumblebee is sad about Sam's departure from college, though they would be reunited after a brief skirmish with a Pretender named Alice. Later in Egypt, Bumblebee faces off against both Rampage and Ravage, who he defeats.
In Dark of the Moon, Bumblebee, now separated from Sam, assists NEST in the Autobots' mission to prevent human conflict. After Sentinel's betrayal, Bumblebee and his fellow Autobots were sent into space. Bumblebee would land the finishing blow on the control pillar, destroying it.
For Age of Extinction, Bumblebee is a modified vintage 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, and later a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro concept. He appears after Optimus calls all the Autobots and has a rivalry with Drift. He later aids Hound in a battle, kills Stinger, and rides Strafe.
In The Last Knight, Bumblebee transforms into a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro and is accidentally given a female voice akin to Siri. Near the end, his real voice speaks again to Optimus, turning him back to normal and snapping him out of Quintessa's brainwashing. Flashbacks reveal that he and Hot Rod were the first Autobots to arrive on Earth and fought alongside the Allied forces to fight the Nazi Party during World War II, and transformed to a 1937 Mercedes-Benz Typ 320. He also knows Edmund from when they first met before he met Sam, and has the ability to reassemble himself after being blown to pieces.
Bumblebee is the main protagonist of the eponymous prequel. He is redesigned to resemble his G1 counterpart but more Bay-inspired and transforms into a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. In the film, he lands on Earth after Cybertron falls to the Decepticons. After his synthetic voice communicator is ripped out and destroyed by Blitzwing, he escapes and befriends Charlie Watson. He comes into conflict with Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick, who are looking for him to learn Optimus Prime's location. After being captured by Sector 7, led by Jack Burns, Shatter and Dropkick interrogate him. Bumblebee manages to kill them, and he and Charlie part ways so he can be with Optimus Prime and the other Autobots.
Bumblebee reappears in Rise of the Beasts, looking similar to his look in the first movie but with a changed head. Bumblebee is deactivated by Scourge before taking the latter's Autobot insignia off as a trophy and stealing the half of Transwarp key. During the final battle, he is revived by the Energon pulsing on Earth, with his arrival turning the tide of the battle.
Jazz (voiced by Darius McCrary) is the first lieutenant of the Autobots and Optimus Prime's second-in-command. Jazz transforms into a modified silver 2007 Pontiac Solstice Custom Hardtop GXP, and is armed with a crescent blaster. He is killed by Megatron during the battle in Mission City.
Ironhide (voiced by Jess Harnell) is the Autobots' English-accented weapons specialist who transforms into a modified black 2007 GMC TopKick C4500 medium-duty truck. Ironhide is armed with shell cannons. In Dark of the Moon, he has a new rifle and a new rocket launcher.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Ironhide takes down the Demolishor with Prime in Shanghai, then later takes over as the Autobots' leader when Optimus is killed by Megatron in the forest. He leads the Autobots in the desert battle and helps Sam get to the pillars where Optimus lies. He is heavily damaged and forced to drop his heavy cannons during an airstrike.
In Dark of the Moon, he helps Sideswipe take down the Dreads as they chase Sentinel to NEST. Sentinel Prime betrays the Autobots and kills Ironhide with a cosmic rust-shooting cannon that makes his parts rust and fall off. He also appears in a photo in Age of Extinction and The Last Knight.
Ratchet (voiced by Dennis Singletary in Bumblebee, Robert Foxworth in the first four films) is the Autobots' medical officer who transforms into a Los Angeles Fire Department Search and Rescue 2007 Hummer H2. Ratchet is armed with Energon beam guns and a saw. For Dark of the Moon, Ratchet's alt mode has a new green and white paint job. In Age of Extinction, he has his spark torn out by Lockdown and his corpse is taken to KSI, who melts his head to build remote-controlled Transformers.
Ratchet reappears in a speaking cameo in Bumblebee, looking like his G1 self, where he is among the Autobots seen evacuating Cybertron.
Sideswipe (voiced by André Sogliuzzo in Revenge of the Fallen, James Remar in Dark of the Moon) is the Autobots' combat instructor who transforms into a 2009 silver Chevrolet Corvette Stingray concept. In Dark of the Moon, Sideswipe's vehicle mode is upgraded into a convertible Corvette.
In “Age of Extinction”, he is confirmed to have died at the hands of Cemetery Wind.
Arcee (voiced by Liza Koshy in Rise of the Beasts and Grey DeLisle in Bumblebee and Revenge of the Fallen) is an Autobot sharpshooter who transforms into a pink Ducati 848. Arcee is armed with a machine gun. Her holographic rider in Revenge of the Fallen is portrayed by Erin Naas. She and her sisters are shot by Decepticons. In Age of Extinction, Arcee is listed as deceased by Cemetery Wind. She reappears in Bumblebee as one of the few Autobots who left Cybertron on escape pods and is a member of the Autobot resistance.
She appears in Rise of the Beasts, where she is one of the few Autobots on Earth.
Mirage (voiced by Pete Davidson in Rise of the Beasts, Francesco Quinn in Dark of the Moon) is an Autobot spy who has wrist blades and transforms into a red 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia. He speaks with an Italian accent. This was Quinn's final role before his death shortly after the film's release. Dino was originally set to die alongside Que, though he ultimately survives. A prop used in filming depicting Dino's head could be spotted in the background in a scene in the final film.
In Rise of the Beasts, he transforms into a Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS 3.8 and possesses the ability to holographically create clones, similar to his G1 counterpart. Throughout the events of the film, Mirage forms a close friendship with the human Noah Diaz and his younger brother Kris, promising to protect the two no matter the cost. Mirage, covering fire for Noah and staying true to his promise, is gravely wounded by Scourge but transforms his damaged body into a powered exo-suit for him so they can fight together. Noah would manage to repair Mirage in the mid-credits scene.
Wheeljack (voiced by Steve Blum in Bumblebee, Cristo Fernández in Rise of the Beasts, George Coe in Dark of the Moon) is an eccentric Autobot scientist who speaks with an Irish accent, whose head design resembles Albert Einstein in reference to his genius and he transforms into a blue 2009 Mercedes-Benz E550. Wheeljack is an inventor who gives the Autobots weapons and equipment he has created. His name and appearance in Dark of the Moon is similar to the James Bond character Q. He is killed by a Decepticon when Soundwave orders his execution before they were killed as well by Bumblebee.
In Bumblebee, he is one of the Autobots who escaped Cybertron in an escape pod and is redesigned to look like his G1 design. In Rise of the Beasts, he transforms into a brown and white 1970's Volkswagen Type 2 and speaks with a Mexican Spanish accent.
Hound (voiced by John Goodman) is an Autobot commando who transforms into a dark green Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Truck in Age of Extinction. Hound is the heavy weapons expert of the small group that carries various types of guns, grenades, and a knife.
Drift (voiced by Ken Watanabe) is an Autobot tactician, a former Decepticon and a Triple Changer who transforms into a black and blue 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and a Cybertronian helicopter. His robot is modeled after a samurai warrior with a braided beard. Drift is partnered with Dinobot Slug, who he rides into battle at the film's climax.
Drift returns in The Last Knight as a black and red 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R, abandoning his helicopter form.
Crosshairs (voiced by John DiMaggio) is an Autobot paratrooper who transforms into a green 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray in Age of Extinction. He rides Scorn into battle at the film's climax and later nicknames him Spike after Sam's G1 name.
Crosshairs returns in The Last Knight as a green 2017 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray.
Wheelie (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a Decepticon spy-turned-Autobot and a partner of Brains who transforms into a blue radio-controlled toy monster truck and speaks with a Brooklyn accent. In The Last Knight, Wheelie joins the other Autobots in Cade's junkyard.
Brains (voiced by Reno Wilson) is a small and intelligent Decepticon drone turned Autobot and a partner of Wheelie who transforms into a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop computer. Brains is armed with a mini-shotgun. In Dark of the Moon, Brains loses his right leg after crashing into a river inside a Decepticon ship. In Age of Extinction, Brains reappears, imprisoned by KSI. His fate in The Last Knight is unknown.
Stratosphere (voiced by John DiMaggio) is an Autobot Air-Soldier who transforms into a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar cargo plane that provides transportation for the Autobots in their global adventure who debuts in Rise of the Beasts.
The Dinobots are the large Cybertronian Knights who transform into giant mechanical spiked dinosaurs. In Age of Extinction, they are captured inside of their ship, which Lockdown took over as his prison ship until they are freed by Optimus. In The Last Knight, only Grimlock and Slug reappear.Grimlock
Strafe is one of the Dinobots who specializes in assault infantry and transforms into a mechanical two-headed, two-tailed Pteranodon, and formerly partnered with Bumblebee. He is similar to the Dinobot Swoop.Slug
Slug is the savage destroyer amongst the Dinobots who transforms into a mechanical spiked and bestial Triceratops and formerly partnered with Drift.Scorn
Scorn is the Dinobots' demolition specialist who appears in Age of Extinction and transforms into a mechanical three-sailed Spinosaurus and formerly partnered with Crosshairs.
The Wreckers are a trio of Autobot commandoes and engineers who transform into heavily armed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-5 Chevrolet Impala stock cars as disguises. Two represent Hendrick Motorsports and one represents Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. They also worked on the Autobots' ship Xantium.Leadfoot
Leadfoot (voiced by John DiMaggio) is the Wreckers' leader who transforms into an armored version of the #42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Target car driven at the time by Juan Pablo Montoya. Leadfoot is armed with general-purpose machine guns and a right shoulder multi-barrel machine gun. In Age of Extinction, he appears in drone video footage, being attacked and killed by Cemetery Wind agents or Lockdown. Cade, who hacks a Cemetery Wind's spy drone, shows the footage to the Autobots, compelling Hound to salute his fallen friend.Roadbuster
Roadbuster (voiced by Ron Bottitta) is the second-in-command of the Wreckers who transforms into an armored version of the #88 Hendrick Motorsports AMP Energy/National Guard car and speaks with a Scottish accent. Roadbuster is armed with light machine guns, a left shoulder multi-barrel machine gun, and shoulder rocket launchers. Roadbuster's fate after the events of Age of Extinction is unknown.Topspin
Topspin (voiced by Steven Barr) is one of the three Wreckers who transforms into an armored version of the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's/Kobalt driven by Jimmie Johnson, and appears to have claws on his hands. Topspin is armed with heavy machine guns. In The Last Knight, he is seen in Cuba under the protection of Seymour Simmons and credited as "Volleybot".
The Maximals are a faction of Transformers that debut in Rise of the Beasts and sport techno-organic modes themed on Earth animals. They came from an unknown jungle-covered planet before it was devoured by Unicron.
Optimus Primal (voiced by Ron Perlman) is the leader of the Maximals who transforms into a western lowland gorilla. In robot mode, he wields two scimitar swords which can fuse into a double-bladed sword.
Airazor (voiced by Michelle Yeoh) is a Maximal warrior who transforms into a peregrine falcon. She guided the Autobots and their human allies to her fellow Maximals. She gets driven mad by Scourge with Unicron's Dark Energon before she tells Optimus Primal to end her misery.
Apelinq (voiced by David Sobolov) is the former leader of the Maximals who transforms into a mountain gorilla. He has a similar appearance to Optimus Primal, but with differences; he has a different color scheme involving bronze and silver, owns bigger fangs on the higher mandible and a left shoulder seems to be asymmetrical to the right (being slightly more bulked up), and wields retractable axe blades on his forearms. After a brief scuffle with the maximal, Apelinq is mortally wounded by Scourge before taking the latter's Maximal insignia as a trophy, but was too late to stop Optimus Primal and the rest of the Maximals from escaping the planet with the Transwarp Key before Unicron arrived and destroying their homeworld.
The Decepticons are the main antagonists of the Transformers franchise and the enemies of the Autobots.
In five films, 48 Decepticons have appeared in the series.
Megatron (voiced by Hugo Weaving in the first three films, Frank Welker in The Last Knight) is the leader of the Decepticons and the main antagonist of the Transformers franchise (serving as the main antagonist of the first movie, the secondary antagonist of the second, third and fifth movie, and the major antagonist of the fourth movie).
Millennia before the films, Megatron crash-landed on Earth in the Arctic in his quest to obtain the AllSpark. When he is defrosted, he keeps his original alien jet form out of vanity. During the final battle in Mission City, Megatron kills Jazz and duels Optimus Prime. After being weakened by human fighter jets, Megatron is killed by Sam, who pushes the AllSpark into his spark core. Later, Megatron's body is dumped into the deepest part of the Laurentian Abyss.
Megatron returns in Revenge of the Fallen. Megatron is resurrected by Scalpel and the Constructicons with a shard of the AllSpark. Upon being revived, Megatron gains a new alternative mode as a Cybertronian flying tank. He kills Optimus Prime and both he and Soundwave hijack the Earth's telecommunications systems, allowing the Fallen to send a message that Sam be handed over to him. In Egypt, Megatron fights a resurrected Optimus, but is overpowered and badly damaged, losing the right side of his face and his right arm in the process. He watches as the Fallen is destroyed, and retreats with Starscream, swearing revenge.
In Dark of the Moon, with his right arm and his half face repaired, Megatron goes into hiding in Tanzania, and takes the form of a Mack Titan 10-wheeler tanker truck. Megatron makes a secret deal with former Autobot leader Sentinel Prime to invade the Earth with an army using Space Bridge pillars and use humanity to rebuild their damaged planet together. Megatron is betrayed by Sentinel and has command of the Decepticons taken from him. During the battle in Chicago, Carly goads Megatron back into action, and he ambushes and cripples Sentinel. When Cybertron's trip through the Space Bridge fails, Megatron attempts to make a false truce with Optimus, but the latter sees through the ruse and attacks Megatron before he could shoot Optimus, tearing off Megatron's head with an Energon axe before using his fusion shotgun to kill Sentinel.
In Age of Extinction, Megatron's head is seen at KSI where Brains discovers that Megatron's mind is still alive and in a deep stasis. Megatron silently manipulates Joshua Joyce and his creation of the artificial Transformers as part of his consciousness gets placed into Galvatron.
In The Last Knight, Megatron is somehow revived and searches for the talisman to find Quintessa's staff after regaining some of his Decepticons that were held captive by the TRF. In the final battle on Cybertron, he is defeated by Optimus when Optimus cuts off his right arm as he did in Revenge of the Fallen, and is kicked through a wall, sending him falling back to Earth. His final fate is unknown.Galvatron
Galvatron (voiced by Frank Welker) is a KSI drone, and the major antagonist of the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. Megatron silently manipulates Joshua Joyce and KSI into allowing part of his consciousness to be transferred into Galvatron who transforms into a Freightliner Argosy cab-over truck. After Optimus Prime kills Lockdown, Galvatron escapes vowing to have his revenge.
The Fallen (voiced by Tony Todd), formerly Megatronus Prime, is the main antagonist of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie. A rogue Prime of the Dynasty of Primes, the Fallen is the founder and first of the Decepticons, and Megatron's mentor.
In 17,000 B.C., the Fallen and his brothers set out into the universe, seeking distant suns to harvest to create Energon by building Star Harvesters. In defiance of the Primes' rule, Never destroy a planet with life, the Fallen sets about building a Star Harvester on Earth, which would destroy both the planet and its sun. To do this, he steals the Matrix of Leadership - the only thing that can turn on such a machine - but his brothers stop him, retrieve the Matrix, and hide it from him. Years after his betrayal, he is found on the Nemesis, which had crash-landed on one of Saturn's moons, in suspended animation. He can open Space Bridges at will and has telekinesis, powers that are restricted to the original Dynasty of Primes. He wields a void scepter as a melee weapon. In the film, the Fallen seeks to invade the Earth with an army of Decepticons and activate the Star Harvester for an alternative Energon source, as well as get revenge on humanity and the Autobots. He lands on Earth and uses the Earth's telecommunications grid (being hijacked by Megatron and Soundwave) to force the humans to hand over Sam Witwicky in order to guide the Decepticons to the Matrix of Leadership. In the final battle, the Fallen steals the Matrix from a revived Optimus Prime and starts up the Star Harvester. As the Star Harvester charges, Jetfire sacrifices himself to let Optimus utilize his components. After Ratchet and Jolt fuse Optimus with Jetfire's weaponry, Optimus Prime destroys the Star Harvester and the Fallen is killed by Optimus Prime who tears off his face (which reveals his skull) and crushes his spark.
Starscream (voiced by Charlie Adler) is Megatron's apprentice and second-in-command who transforms into a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor jet, and the secondary antagonist of the Transformers franchise (serving as the secondary antagonist of the first movie, and the major antagonist of the second and third movie).
In the first film, Starscream is seen lying in wait in an air base until he receives news from Frenzy about the AllSpark. He immediately orders the rest of the Decepticons to mobilize and head towards Hoover Dam, and is the first one to arrive. He begins by attacking the power lines of the Dam, speeding Megatron's thawing and encounters him later. Megatron is disappointed to learn that the AllSpark is with the humans and berates his lieutenant for his failure, while ordering him to retrieve it. He briefly assists the Decepticons' efforts in Mission City and would retreat when Megatron is killed. In Revenge of the Fallen, Starscream oversees Megatron's return but is berated for attempting to take command. He and the Fallen are worried about the Decepticon hatchlings, who are dying without Energon. Starscream would try to assist Megatron in his fight against Optimus Prime, but his arm is cut off. Megatron berates Starscream for failing to find Sam as he attempts to fix his arm. He is then seen attacking the Autobots and the humans as they head towards Egypt. He informs Megatron when Optimus' body is brought back and later takes part in the attack with the other Decepticon forces. After the Fallen's demise, a grievously wounded Megatron flees with Starscream, not before vowing vengeance. In Dark of the Moon, Starscream is killed by Sam Witwicky who blows his head apart with one of Que's boomsticks. In The Last Knight, his head is in Daytrader's possession, who claims he found it in Buffalo, New York. Later it is seen being held by Megatron reminiscing about him. Starscream in his G1 design appears in a cameo in Bumblebee attacking the Autobots during their evacuation of Cybertron.
Blackout is a first-strike Decepticon and the first Transformer seen who transforms into a MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter. Blackout is extremely loyal to Megatron. He leads an assault at a SOCCENT base in Qatar, killing many of its occupants; he is later killed when Lennox fires sabot rounds into his leg while he is strafed by F-22s.Scorponok
Scorponok is a Decepticon mechanical scorpion and a minion of Blackout, attached to his back. After being damaged by gunships and losing his tail, Scorponok retreats beneath the sand.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Scorponok returns, where he wounds Jetfire, but Jetfire crushes his head and kills him.
Barricade (voiced by Jess Harnell in the 2007 film and The Last Knight, Frank Welker in Dark of the Moon) is a Decepticon scout who transforms into a black Saleen S281 police car, whom Frenzy guides to Sam. He is shown as Bumblebee's rival. In Dark of the Moon, he appears in the Battle of Chicago last seen being shot in the head by a group of soldiers after a boom-stick blew off one of his legs. Barricade unexpectedly returns in The Last Knight, transforming into a 2016 Ford Mustang Police Interceptor. His final fate in The Last Knight is unknown, but he is presumably finally killed.Frenzy
Frenzy (voiced by Reno Wilson) is a small Decepticon spy and a minion of Barricade who transforms into a silver PGX Boombox and later in his head mode, a black Nokia 8800 without his body. When attacking a group of humans in the control rooms, Frenzy accidentally kills himself when one of his own disc blades goes full circle and slices his head in two.
In Revenge of the Fallen, Frenzy's head is seen in the basement of Simmons' mother's deli.
Bonecrusher (voiced by Jimmie Wood) is a Decepticon who transforms into a Buffalo H Mine-Protected vehicle with a larger claw. When battling Optimus on the highway to Mission City, he is killed by Optimus.
Brawl (voiced by David Sobolov in Transformers: The Game) is a Decepticon demolition specialist who transforms into an army green up-armed M1A1 Abrams. During the battle in Mission City, he loses his left arm by means of Ratchet's saw. While firing at soldiers, he is killed by Bumblebee.
In Dark of the Moon, a recolor of Brawl appears during the battle of Chicago sequence; it would be destroyed by Optimus flying on his way to Shockwave and the Pillars.
In Dark of the Moon, Soundwave transforms into a silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and poses as a car given to Carly by Dylan Gould. He later has his head blown off killing him by Bumblebee in the battle of Chicago.
Soundwave appears in his G1 design in a speaking cameo in Bumblebee.Ravage
Ravage appears in his G1 design in a cameo in Bumblebee.Laserbeak
Laserbeak (voiced by Keith Szarabajka) is a Decepticon infiltration expert and Soundwave's minion that resembles a mechanical condor. Like Ravage, Laserbeak serves as a spy for the Decepticons, and transforms into a variety of electronic devices and a pink version of Bumblebee. He is killed on a Decepticon ship piloted by Bumblebee during the Battle of Chicago.
Shockwave (voiced by Jon Bailey in Bumblebee, Frank Welker in Dark of the Moon) is an emotionless Decepticon assassin. Whom transforms into a Cybertronian Tank, He is killed in the Battle of Chicago by Optimus. Like Scorponok, Shockwave doesn't transform in the film.
Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar said that the lack of eyes and mouth in Shockwave's design means "you have to read Shockwave through just the emotions of his face, almost like a silent-era film star," which caused the eye to have an intrinsic design, with a lens, a moving iris and an oscillating light.
Shatter (voiced by Angela Bassett) is one of the two main antagonists of the Bumblebee movie. A female Decepticon Triple Changer who transforms into a 1971 Plymouth GTX muscle car and a Harrier jump jet. She first appears in Bumblebee where she and Dropkick arrive on Earth and trick Sector 7 into helping them hunt Bumblebee. She is later killed by Bumblebee when he destroys a dam and her brain is destroyed in a collision between a large ship and a wall.
Dropkick (voiced by Justin Theroux) is one of the two main antagonists of the Bumblebee movie. A male Decepticon Triple Changer and Shatter's partner transforms into a blue and black AMC Javelin muscle car and a Bell AH-1 SuperCobra attack helicopter. He appears in Bumblebee where he and Shatter arrive on Earth and trick Sector 7 into helping them find Bumblebee. Dropkick is killed when Bumblebee tosses a chain into his propeller.
Blitzwing (voiced by David Sobolov) is a Decepticon Seeker. He appears in Bumblebee where he ambushes Bumblebee while he was fleeing from Sector 7 and damages his voice box. Blitzwing is later killed by Bumblebee.
The Constructicons are a Decepticon sub-faction that transforms into construction vehicles in Revenge of the Fallen.Devastator
Devastator (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker in the film, Fred Tatasciore in the video game) is a 108-foot (33 m) tall robot formed by several combining construction vehicles, who walks in a four-legged fashion resembling a gorilla. He is physically unable to stand up straight. He is destroyed by a prototype railgun during the battle in Egypt. The 8 combined vehicles of Devastator are the look-alikes of Mixmaster, Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Scrapmetal, Overload, Long Haul, and Skipjack.Demolishor
Demolishor is a large Constructicon that transforms into a white with red stripes Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator. He is killed when Optimus Prime shoots him in the right eye at point blank range. He is a stand-in for the upper body of Devastator. Demolishor is voiced by Calvin Wimmer in the film.Payload
Payload is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Caterpillar 773B dump truck and is the twin of Long Haul. He appears in the final battle of Egypt where he watches the Constructicons form Devastator.Rampage
Rampage (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is a Constructicon who transforms into a Caterpillar D10N Bulldozer colored red. He has his arms torn off by Bumblebee and is killed by him.Skipjack
Skipjack is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Caterpillar D10N Bulldozer and is the twin of Rampage, he joins the other Constructicons to make Devastator, but they are all killed by a prototype railgun. He forms the left leg of Devastator.Mixmaster
Mixmaster is a Constructicon who transforms into a black and silver Mack concrete mixer truck. He is briefly seen to have a third "battle mode" which appears to be a gun emplacement. According to his toy bio, he is an expert in chemistry and explosives who makes explosives and poisons for the other Decepticons' weapons. Some of the concept art shows him as a McNeilus mixer truck. He is killed by Jetfire. His copy forms the head of Devastator.Long Haul
Long Haul is a Constructicon who transforms into a green Caterpillar 773B dump truck. Long Haul is armed with rocket launchers. Long Haul's robot mode was designed by freelance artist Josh Nizzi as fan art of the original character, by the time Revenge of the Fallen had just been greenlit. The fan art impressed Bay enough to hire him on to the film. He is killed during an air strike in the battle of Egypt. Although in the movie Long Haul's alt mode is a Caterpiller 773B, a relatively small truck, Nizzi had originally meant Long Haul to be a Caterpillar 797. In Dark of the Moon, Long Haul is reused in the battle of Chicago before it is destroyed by Optimus. He forms the right leg of Devastator.Scrapper
Scrapper is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Caterpillar 992C scoop loader. He is killed during an air strike in the battle of Egypt. His copy forms the right arm of Devastator. In Dark of the Moon, Scrapper's character model is reused for the film in the battle of Chicago before it is destroyed by Optimus.Scavenger
Scavenger is a large Constructicon. He appears in the final battle of Egypt, where he and the Constructicons form Devastator, but is killed by a prototype railgun. He forms the upper body of Devastator.Overload
Overload is a Constructicon who transforms into a red Komatsu HD465-7 Tractor Truck articulated dump truck. He appears in the final battle of Egypt, where he and the Constructicons form Devastator, but is killed by a prototype railgun. He forms the lower waist of Devastator.Hightower
Hightower is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow KOBELCO CK2500 II crawler crane. He is only seen in vehicle mode. He appears in the final battle of Egypt, where he and the Constructicons form Devastator, but is killed by a prototype railgun. He forms the left arm of Devastator.Scrapmetal
Scrapmetal is a Constructicon who transforms into a yellow Volvo EC700C crawler excavator fitted with a Stanley UP 45SV attachment. He joins Mixmaster, Long Haul, and Rampage on the retrieval mission to recover Megatron. He is ripped apart by his allies to provide components for Megatron. A copy of Scrapmetal forms the left hand of Devastator.
The Dreads are a group of Decepticons who transform into black Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicles. They attack Sam, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Mirage on the highway, and later fight Ironhide and Sideswipe.Crankcase
The KSI Drones are the human-made Transformers that were commissioned by Attinger and built by KSI. They can change their forms on a molecular level, and are built with the metal extracted from the remains of dead Transformers. They were originally mindless drones remote-controlled by humans, but are granted autonomy by Galvatron, organizing them into a new Decepticon army. They fight in the battle of Hong Kong, but are destroyed by the Autobots, Cade Yeager, and the Dinobots.
The KSI Sentries are KSI prototypes modeled after Roadbuster and transform into multiple different colored Chevrolet Traxes. Many are killed by the Autobots and Dinobots.
The Terrorcons are a faction of Decepticons appearing in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, wherein are they depicted as having abandoned the Decepticons to serve as the heralds of Unicron.
Scourge (voiced by Peter Dinklage) is the main antagonist of the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie, the leader of the Terrorcons and Cybertronian trophy hunter who transforms into a black Peterbilt 359 semi-trailer truck (similar to the one from Mad Max) and Unicron's servant. Scourge managed to track down the Maximals at a nearby forest and came face-to-face with their previous leader Apelinq. After a brief scuffle with the Maximal, Scourge fatally wounded Apelinq but was too late to stop Optimus Primal and the rest of the Maximals from escaping the planet with the Transwarp Key before Unicron arrived and destroyed their homeworld. After being reprimanded by his dark master for letting the Maximals get away with the Transwarp Key, Scourge vowed to search the entire universe for the key.
In 1994, Scourge lands on Earth, alongside his fellow Terrorcons: Battletrap and Nightbird, after having detected the Transwarp Key's energy signature from a museum in Brooklyn, New York. Upon arriving at the museum, Scourge sends two of his Freezers to retrieve the key from two humans: Noah Diaz and Elena Wallace. Soon enough, the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, arrive on the scene and a grueling battle ensues, with the Terrorcons proving resistant to damage due to being infused with Unicron's dark energy. Scourge managed to overpower Optimus and deactivate Bumblebee before taking the latter's Autobot insignia off as a trophy. The Terrorcons took the Transwarp Key just before the Maximal Warrior Airazor arrives and drives them off with her fire breath.
The Terrorcons followed the Autobots to the other half of the key's location and Scourge once again sends his Freezers to retrieve it from the humans. A chase scene ensues, with Scourge tackling Optimus Prime off a cliff, while Battletrap and Nightbird pursue the other Autobots. Though the Terrorcons end up retreating again due to Airazor's interference, Scourge managed to corrupt her by using Unicron's dark energy. When Noah, Elena, Airazor and the Autobots regroup with the other Maximals, now led by Optimus Primal, the dark energy begins to corrupt Airazor, resulting in her kidnapping Elena and delivering the other half of the key to Scourge.
Meanwhile, Scourge reassembles the key on top of a volcano and uses it to open a portal above Earth that Unicron can pass through. Soon after, the Autobots and Maximals join forces to defeat the Terrorcons while Noah and Elena sneak toward the Transwarp Key to deactivate it. Though Nightbird and Battletrap die in the battle, Scourge manages to gravely wound the Autobot Mirage. Despite his injuries, the young Autobot transforms the remains of his body into an exo-suit for Noah to assist Optimus in his fight with Scourge. During the fight, Scourge destroys the control console, meaning the portal cannot be closed. Scourge is killed by an enraged Optimus Prime, by slicing off both of his arms and ripping his head and spinal cord from him during the final fight.
Nightbird (voiced by Michaela Jaé Rodriguez) is one of two secondary antagonists of the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie, and a Terrorcon ninja and Scourge's second-in-command, who transforms into a Nissan Skyline GT-R R33. She is killed by Bumbleebee, who rips one of her wings off and jams it into her spark mid-flight. The resulting explosion reduced her to nothing more than a shower of broken parts, the only ones left intact being her swords.
Battletrap (voiced by David Sobolov) is one of two secondary antagonists of the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie, and a Terrorcon commando who transforms into an orange 1980s GMC TopKick C7000 tow truck. In the final battle, bargaining for a real fight, he is dismembered (severed arm and leg) by Optimus Prime and killed by Optimus Primal (caused by a blow from his own flail).
Sweeps are a group of spider-like Terrorcons two built into his body, identified in promotional material as Freezer and Novakane. Two are primarily seen in the movie deployed by Scourge; one tracked down Noah and Elena in the Peruvian cave, and the other attacked Elena after Mirage, covering fire for Noah, was deactivated. In the Rise of the Beasts toyline, the Sweeps could transform into a weapon artillery for Scourge and his fellow Terrorcons to wield.
There are different human characters that appear in the films where some of them either support the Autobots or play other roles. There are also a few human villains that the Autobots also face off against.
Samuel James "Sam" Witwicky (portrayed by Shia LaBeouf) appears as a protagonist in the first three films of the franchise.
He is implied to have died by the events of The Last Knight when Edmund Burton mentions his status as the last Witwicky to Cade Yeager as his picture is also seen. Sam's cousin is nicknamed Spike in reference to Spike Witwicky from The Transformers. As Sam is the last of the order of Witwiccans, it means he is another descendant of Merlin.
William "Demented Spanner" Lennox (portrayed by Josh Duhamel in the films, voiced by John DiMaggio in the Revenge of the Fallen video game) is a good and dedicated, persevered Army Rangers officer and later a member of NEST aiding the Autobots. In the first film, he and his crew return to a SOCCENT base in Qatar after going on a mission behind enemy lines. His base is destroyed by Blackout, forcing him and the rest of the squad to flee. They are intercepted by Scorponok, but they manage to damage him with the help of aerial reinforcements and capture his stinger. Upon returning to the US, they are brought to Hoover Dam where they encounter a frozen Megatron. He and his team threaten Agent Simmons and the rest of the Sector 7 special agents when Simmons refuses to release Bumblebee. He fights alongside the Autobots to protect Sam, and defeats Blackout during this fight.
In the second film, Lennox is a US Army Major and serves as the field commander of NEST and is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by the third film.
After NEST is dissolved, Lennox is recruited to join TRF, which hunts both the Autobots and Decepticons. Lennox remains sympathetic to the Autobots and joins them in the final battle.
Mikaela Banes (portrayed by Megan Fox) is a skilled mechanic, inherited mechanical skills from her father, Cal, a grease monkey and paroled car thief. She is Sam's classmate who later becomes his first love interest.
In the third film, she is mentioned to have broken up with Sam for unknown reasons.
Critics were highly critical of Huntington-Whiteley and LaBeouf's acting; Peter Travers stated the two "couldn't be duller".
Jason Solomons of The Observer wrote that "we're first introduced to Rosie via a close-up of her bum, segueing straight from the film's opening sequence and titles on to the pert buttocks and underwear of our heroine", and that Huntington-Whiteley's English posh girl accent "renders her practically unintelligible when surrounded by American accents and falling masonry". Much of the criticism towards Huntington-Whiteley compared her negatively to Fox. Lou Lumenick said that her "'acting' makes...Megan Fox look like Meryl Streep in comparison." Cody Benjamin of Intelligencer Journal found Rosie Huntington-Whiteley a "visually attractive replacement for Megan Fox and does a decent job playing Witwicky's new girlfriend".
In a positive review, Drew McWeeny of HitFix said, "She reminds me of Cameron Diaz in The Mask, an actress who doesn't really show off any range, but who gives a natural, winning performance and who is up to the challenge of this particular picture."
Agent Seymour Rutherford Simmons (portrayed by Nick Pilla in Bumblebee, John Turturro in the other films) is a former arrogant and paranoid Sector 7 special agent, the son of Tova Simmons, Sam's unlikely enemy-turned-ally in the second and third films, and the last surviving member of the Order of the Witwiccans.
In Bumblebee, a younger Simmons works with Jack Burns when they are tricked into helping to find Bumblebee.
Robert Epps (portrayed by Tyrese Gibson in the films, voiced by Avery Kidd Waddell in the Revenge of the Fallen video game) is a United States Air Force Combat Controller Technical Sergeant and a friend of Lennox. In the third film, he has retired from the Air Force but still works closely with the Autobots.
Cade Yeager (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg) is a single father and an inventor who builds robots for money for his daughter, Tessa, to keep her safe after he made a promise to his wife before she died. He first appeared in Transformers: Age of Extinction, where Cade found a rusty truck which is revealed to be none other than Optimus Prime, who had been hiding.
Cade returns in Transformers: The Last Knight, where Edmund revealed that Cade is "the last Knight" when the Talisman chooses him.
Viviane Wembly (portrayed by Laura Haddock as an adult, Minti Gorne as a young girl) is a professor of English literature at the University of Oxford and the last descendant of Merlin. She is kidnapped by Hot Rod until she meets Sir Edmund, Cade, Bee, and Cogman. She learns that her father had first met Hot Rod with a book of Merlin and the Staff. She is the one who claims the Staff of Merlin, and saves Earth and Cybertron from colliding with each other.
Izabella (portrayed by Isabela Moner) is a street-smart tomboy who grew up an orphan after she survived the battle of Chicago and becomes friends with Sqweeks and Canopy. After the death of Canopy, Izabella became Cade's adoptive daughter and lived with him in the scrapyard.
Charlie Watson (portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld) is a teenage girl who works at an amusement park hot dog stand in Bumblebee. During her early life, Charlie was part of a champion swim team, but quit after her father's untimely death. She becomes friends with Bumblebee, who has lost his voice and memory after arriving on Earth. She is drawn into the Cybertron skirmish when Dropkick and Shatter track down Bumblebee on Earth, and helps stop them from revealing the location of Optimus Prime to the Decepticons. She realizes that Bumblebee has a greater purpose on Earth and they part ways. In the final scene, Charlie finishes fixing the car that she and her father were working on.
Noah Diaz (portrayed by Anthony Ramos) is an ex-military electronics expert who lives with his family in Brooklyn, trying to support them. After aiding the Autobots and Maximals in saving Earth from Terrorcons and Unicron, Noah is invited by Agent Burke for a seemingly normal security job, only to learn that Burke is actually recruit him to G.I. Joe.
Elena Wallace (portrayed by Dominique Fishback) is an African-American artifact researcher and an intern at a museum whose boss keeps taking credit for her work. Despite some reluctance, her courage and compassion pushes her to join the Autobots in their search for the Key, and helps them and the Maximals to save Earth from Unicron. She gains credit for the Peruvian temple she found under Cusco.
The Order of the Witwiccans is a group of the descendants of Merlin who know the presences and secret histories of Transformers on Earth that was founded in 484 AD. Most of its known figures that became members of this group include famous people throughout history. Their motto is "No sacrifice, No victory".
Several real world actors play themselves in the films. Several of them are credited (or uncredited) at the end of each film.
Sector 7 is a secret American government agency that deals with extraterrestrial technology and threats in Transformers and Bumblebee. Following the fight in Mission City, Sector 7 was shut down. Besides Seymour Simmons, the following are the known members of Sector 7:
The Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty (or NEST for short) is a team of soldiers led by Lennox and Epps who help Sam in Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. They merge with the human–Autobot alliance to fight the Decepticons. The team disbands after the Battle of Chicago, but remnants of NEST join as the TRF.
Cemetery Wind is a secret black ops unit of the CIA that works with KSI. They are asked to hunt down the Decepticons only, but without the President and their own agency's knowledge, Cemetery Wind also tries eliminating the Autobots due to Attinger's belief that all Transformers were menaces to humanity, no matter their faction. After the final battle of Hong Kong and Attinger and Savoy's deaths, Cemetery Wind is disbanded for military crimes and was replaced with the TRF after Lockdown's death.
The Transformers Reaction Force (or TRF for short) is a military organization that seeks to eradicate all Transformers, both Autobots and Decepticons, hiding on Earth. TRF is created from the remnants of the rogue CIA unit Cemetery Wind, as well as from the remnants of military unit, NEST. They are willing to kill any allies and sympathizers among humans that the Cybertronians might have. Events cause TRF to create an alliance to the Autobots and Cade to save the Earth from Quintessa. After she is defeated, the former TRF members watch as the Autobots head to Cybertron to rebuild it and the organization was dissolved.
Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (or KSI for short) is the robotics company who works Cemetery Wind and builds the remote control Transformers in Chicago, later Beijing. After the battle in Hong Kong, KSI stops production of its remote control Transformers.