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The Combaticons' toy packaging art
The Combaticons' toy packaging art

The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (814x632, 120 KB) Summary Composite image made from scans of official toy box images from http://botchthecrab. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (814x632, 120 KB) Summary Composite image made from scans of official toy box images from http://botchthecrab. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... Various Transformers toys. ...

Contents

The individual Combaticons

The individual Combaticons are:


Onslaught

The leader. Onslaught is a leader who prefers to formulate strategies and tactics to defeat his opponents rather than sheer brute force. However, when his plans fail, he can become a devastating force in battle, as his fury that his carefully laid out plans have been thwarted can inspire him to acts to violence. He forms the torso of Bruticus. Onslaught seeks perfection. ...


Blast Off

Although Blast Off appears to be a cruel and ruthless opponent to the Autobots and a snob to his fellow Combaticons, he is in reality somewhat lonely, as his missions in space shuttle mode leave him feeling isolated. He forms the right arm of Bruticus. Additionally, in the animated series, his wings form Bruticus's chestplate, although the toy does not function in this manner. Blast Off soars through the vast vacuum of outer space feeling literally and figuratively above the other Transformers. ...


Vortex

Vortex (Vorter in Japan) is the most out-and-out sadistic of the Combaticons, and functions as their interrogator. A favourite tactic of his is to trap Autobots in the huge wind funnels he creates in helicopter mode until they tell him what he wants to know. He forms the left arm of Bruticus. Vortex always gives you a ride to remember. ...


Swindle

Swindle looks like he is the most friendly of the Combaticons - in reality he'd sell his companions in a heartbeat if it meant he made some cash on the side. Swindle is blessed with a smooth tongue that means he can sell anything to anyone - even oil to an Arab sheikh. Swindle forms the right leg of Bruticus. His toy transformed into a XR311 Combat Support Vehicle, but the animated series and Marvel comic book portrayed him as a Jeep. Swindle is the name given to five different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... For other uses, see Sheikh (disambiguation). ...


Brawl

While Brawl is something of a loudmouth, he is only telling the truth about his abilities. Brawl has an extremely short temper, provoking bursts of uncontrollable fury that leave him as little more than a berserker in battle. Brawl forms the left leg of Bruticus. Brawl is the name given to several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Bruticus

The team's combined form of Bruticus is a successful merging of the minds of the Combaticons. He isn't slow and awkward like some other combiners, and will follow commands instantly and without question, with terrifying efficiency and awesome strength. The only problem is that without someone to tell him what to do, Bruticus will do nothing. While this is the depiction that Bruticus' tech spec offered, his animated appearances showed him as frequently able to act independently, and rarely listen to anyone - even their creator Starscream. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Transformers: Generation 1

The Combaticons are so named for their military vehicle alternate modes, and their proficiency in combat, working together as a smooth unit. Viewed as the counterparts to the Autobots' Protectobots, a team comprised of rescue vehicles, in addition to their individual abilities the team can combine their bodies and minds together to create the giant warrior, Bruticus. Many fans believe that their rivalry with the Stunticons is far more intense than with the Protectobots, due to Stunticon interference causing their first defeat. The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ...


Animated series

Vortex, Onslaught, Swindle, Blast Off & Brawl

The Combaticons first appear in the episode Starscream's Brigade. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (850x339, 58 KB) Summary Made by user from official DVDs Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (850x339, 58 KB) Summary Made by user from official DVDs Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Starscreams Brigade was an episode of the original Transformers cartoon. ...


Millions of years ago, during the early days of the third Great War on Cybertron, a group of "Renegade Decepticons" attempted to overthrow Megatron and assume leadership of the Decepticons for themselves. Their coup met with failure, and as punishment for their treason, Megatron ordered Shockwave to extract the quintet's personality components and destroy their bodies. For millions of years, the Renegade Decepticons' personality components were held in the Decepticon Detention Center, Room 217, until 1985, when they were liberated by Starscream. Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Starscream, having gone one step too far in his constant quest to depose Megatron and become Decepticon leader, had been exiled from the faction and dumped on the island of Guadalcanal, where he chanced to unearth some abandoned World War II vehicles left over from the battle there. Reminded of Blitzwing by a tank he came across, Starscream hit upon the idea of creating troops of his own, travelling to Cybertron and acquiring the Renegade Decepticons' personality components, which he installed into the refurbished vehicles, reconfiguring them into modern-day forms. Some of the 5 he had to change much: e.g. Blast Off the space shuttle and Vortex the helicopter were made out of crashed World War II fixed-wing aircraft, and Onslaught the missile truck out of a WWII-era half-track. Starscream deliberately neglected to equip the new bodies with energy absorbers, preventing the newly-christened "Combaticons" from refuelling, forcing them to obey his commands so that they could acquire them. After two strikes, capturing several Autobots and Decepticons, and in the process, making Megatron think that the Autobots were responsible, the Combaticons took their captives' energy absorbers and re-energised themselves, before coming under attack from Megatron's forces. As the Constructicons formed Devastator, Starscream revealed the new power he had given the Combaticons for just that eventuality, as they combined into Bruticus and bested Devastator, only to be blindsided by Menasor and defeated. Guadalcanal, position (inset) and main towns Guadalcanal is a 2,510 square mile (6 500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Operation Watchtower On August 7, 1942, the 1st Marine Division performed an amphibious landing east of the Tenaru River. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the current mission, see STS-118 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... M3 Half-track A half-track is a civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels on the front for steering, and caterpillar tracks on the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load. ... The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ...

Bruticus

Captured by Megatron, Starscream and the Combaticons were exiled to an asteroid floating in deep space, but Onslaught soon conceived a plan for revenge and had Blast Off tow the asteroid to Cybertron. Enraged by his predicament and infuriated by the Combaticons' failure to perform, Starscream attempted to return to Earth under his own power, while the Combaticons successfully arrived on Cybertron and quickly and efficiently defeated Shockwave's sentinel army, seizing Shockwave who had been stunned while in his laser cannon mode, and actually wielding him as a huge hand-held weapon before blasting Shockwave into space and taking control of the planet. Wiring his missile guidance systems into the space bridge, Onslaught manipulated Earth's orbit and sent it towards the sun. It took the unlikely team up of Megatron, Optimus Prime and Starscream to stop the Combaticons, distracting them with a hologram projector long enough to reverse the Earth's fate, then allowing Prime to strike at Bruticus's built-in weak spot (Starscream put it there in case Bruticus rebelled), identified by Starscream. The trio voted to destroy Bruticus, with Megatron delivering the fatal blast, but in reality had used the hologram projector to create an illusion to fool Optimus Prime, planning to reprogram the Combaticons to serve him. Image File history File linksMetadata Bruticus_toon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bruticus_toon. ...


The reprogrammed Combaticons were soon deployed on a mission to the Middle East, working with the local black market to smuggle jet parts to Megatron, which he used to build a drone jet army. Later, in battle with the Protectobots, Bruticus was heavily damaged, and rather than repair his comrades, Swindle opted to sell their parts to assorted "clients." The enraged Megatron ordered him to reacquire the parts so that Bruticus could wield their new gravity-manipulating weapon, but when Swindle could not find Brawl's personality component, a bomb was installed in his body to give him extra incentive. Brawl's component, meanwhile, had inadvertently wound up incorporated into a high school science project robot nicknamed "B.O.T.", which caused it to run amok, drawing in Swindle and a team of Autobots; Swindle was eventually able to remove the component, but B.O.T.'s creators then used him to destroy Bruticus's new weapon. The Protectobots are an emergency, search and rescue team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


The Combaticons were not part of the Battle of Autobot City, but were on Cybertron when the world-eater, Unicron, attacked it in 2005, and, heavily damaged, were forced to relocate to the planet of Chaar with the other Decepticons when the Autobots reclaimed their home world. They participated in the Decepticon/Quintesson alliance's attacks on Goo and Cybertron, and later attempted to eliminate the Decepticon traitor, Octane, and destroyed an Autobot shuttle in hopes of scuttling a peace conference, as well as aiding in the invasion of Paradron and an attack on Japan. In 2007, the Combaticons were part of the invasion force that struck Cybertron, and went to work constructing a massive rock engine on the planet's surface, which, fuelled by the power packs of the defeated Autobots, moved Cybertron into the Sol system, where Galvatron's plan to use the Plasma Energy Chamber was foiled by Spike Witwicky and Fortress Maximus. In the cartoon series Transformers, the Battle of Autobot City on Earth was a major turning point in the Autobot/Decepticon War. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chaar (in Japan, Jarr) is a fictional planet in the Transformers series. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Octane is a Decepticon in the Transformers toyline. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Plasma Energy Chamber features in the fictional Transformers: Generation One universe. ... The Witwicky Family beginning with Sparkplug and his son Spike met the Transformers shortly after their reawakening on earth in 1984 and had continuing interaction with them far into the future. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


The Combaticons' voices were supplied by S. Marc Jordan (Onslaught), Milt Jamin (Blast Off), Johnny Haymer (Swindle, Vortex), Tony St. James (Brawl) and Roger C. Carmel (Bruticus). The characters continued to make brief appearances in the Japanese-exclusive Transformers: The Headmasters series, usually merged as Bruticus and battling other combiners, and Bruticus was one of the nine "Decepticon Generals" assembled by the insectoid Violenjiger in the single episode of 1990's Japanese Transformers: Zone series. Bruticus was perhaps the only one of the generals who survived the series, arguably making him one of the oldest surviving Decepticons from G1. Milton James is a voice actor who also uses the pseudonyms Richard Barnes, Milt Jamin, and Murray Williams // Lensman - Zuilk Ghost in the Shell (as Murray Williams) The Castle of Cagliostro (Manga version) - Jodo The Big O - Norman Burg (season 1) Rurouni Kenshin - Yohei Senbonya Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust... Johnny Haymer played Sgt. ... Roger Charles Carmel (born September 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York; died November 11, 1986 in Hollywood, California) was an American character actor. ...


Marvel Comics

Onslaught's alternate comic book coloration
Onslaught's alternate comic book coloration

The Combaticons had no explicitly stated origin in Marvel Comics' Transformers series, but it can be safely assumed that they were given life by the energies of the Creation Matrix, tapped by the Decepticons via one of Bombshell's cerebro-shells implanted within Optimus Prime when the Protectobots were being created by the Autobots. The team's first mission saw Vortex being dispatched to scout the scientific facility responsible for creating the energy-generating device known as the Hydrothermacline, which Megatron and the team then attacked under cover of night, only to be met with opposition in the form of Optimus Prime and the Protectobots. Although both teams assumed their combined modes, facility staff member Ethan Zachary talked them into a different method of combat to prevent collateral damage - a virtual duel in the video-game realm of "Multi-World." The Combaticons were summarily defeated by the Protectobots and the game's digital inhabitants, but the contest ended in failure when Megatron cheated, forcing Optimus Prime to take an action that he would not in the real world, sacrificing the life of some of the game sprites. Believing himself to have cheated his own principles, Prime declared himself the loser of the game, and was destroyed. Unsatisfied with the victory, Megatron became increasingly paranoid, and severely damaged Brawl by crushing his head before surrendering to insanity and apparently destroying himself. Some time later, the Combaticons tracked down the Throttlebots, a group of Autobots who were newly arrived from Cyberton, and had taken up with Goldbug and Blaster, two Autobots who had rebelled against the tyranny of their current commander, Grimlock. This resulted in another clash with the Protectobots, who had been dispatched to track Goldbug and Blaster down, with both forces meeting in a used car lot. The lot's owner tried to talk the two groups into an auction over the Throttlebots, rather than a fight, but Onslaught (unsurprisingly) refused to keep his part of the deal and battle broke out, with the Protectobots claiming victory thanks to some help from Blaster. Image File history File links Onslaught_comic. ... Image File history File links Onslaught_comic. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... G1 Matrix In the fictional Transfomers Universe, the Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... The Throttlebots were Transformers toys released in 1987. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...

The Generation 2 recolor of Bruticus
The Generation 2 recolor of Bruticus

The Combaticons soon returned, however, attacking the Protectobots in a train yard as they were escorting the captured Blaster back to the Autobots' base. Finally, Bruticus and Defensor engaged in battle, and Bruticus won, until Blaster duped him into believing that he was on his side, and collapsed a set of power lines on him, forcing the Combaticons to disengage. To pay back a group of human children for their help in the battle, Blaster allowed them to affix a mode-lock of Blast Off, trapping him in space shuttle mode, who they then used to take a trip into space. They soon came under fire from the Autobots' spacecraft, the Ark, and were pulled aboard, but when the misunderstanding was resolved, Blast Off himself was imprisoned. Blaster and Grimlock then engaged in a duel on the moon, during which Onslaught led a massive Decepticon attack against the Autobots, while the Constructicons liberated the captive Decepticons, including Blast Off, from aboard the Ark. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x601, 59 KB) Summary Photograph of Transformers toy from www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x601, 59 KB) Summary Photograph of Transformers toy from www. ... The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...

Generation 2

With the release of the Transformers: Generation 2 toyline in the 1990s, the Combaticon toys were re-released with new, brightly-colored paint jobs, and Onslaught himself came with an additional missile launching accessory. However, despite the new appearances of their toy counterparts, the Combaticons continued to appear in their original color schemes throughout the new Generation 2 comic book by Marvel, which featured Onslaught sharing the pain of a destroyed Cybertronian due to a genetic link. The comic then offered the Combaticons their last hurrah, as they were attacked and destroyed by the forces of Jhiaxus (as well as the traitorous Starscream) while defending the Decepticons' Warworld. Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ... The Warworld is a spaceship in the Transformers: Generation 2 comics series. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Dreamwave Productions' 21st Century re-imagining of the Generation 1 universe took its inspiration for the Combaticons from the original animated series, casting them as Decepticon prisoners who were reduced to protoform stasis because they were too dangerous to be released. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Onslaught, Brawl, Blast Off and Vortex originally appeared as part of Shockwave's attack on Iacon in the first War Within series. At the same time Swindle was with Starscream, Motormaster, Runabout and Runamuck when Starscream examined Laserbeak's data to see Megatron's data on the state of Cybertron. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... Runabout is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Runamuck is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Laserbeak is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Later, when Optimus Prime led a rebellion against Shockwave's domination of Cybertron in 2003, Starscream took the opportunity to form a power base, taking the protoform Combaticons to Earth and outfitting them with new alternate modes taken from an abandoned military base, then leading them in an attack on the Ark in order to acquire parts to make the Decepticon space cruiser, the Nemesis, spaceworthy. Confronted in battle by Brawn, Bruticus was caught in an explosion as Ratchet self-destructed the Ark, but he survived the conflagration, only to be knocked out by artillery fire from an incoming Autobot shuttle. After a battle with the evil clone, Sunstorm, Brawn opted to work out some of his stress on Bruticus's unconscious body, punching the gestalt about the head until his comrades yelled at him to stop. Bruticus would return, battling Sky Lynx for Starscream's amusement - until the Predacons appeared in their combined form of Predaking. The two gestalts battled as Starscream fled and Bruticus lost. The ultimate fate of the Combaticons in the Dreamwave universe was not revealed, due to the company's closure. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... Brawn is not to be confused with X-Brawn, a very similar character from Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Sunstorm is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ...


Transformers/G.I. Joe

Bruticus would also appear in the Dreamwave G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover, but with a radically different origin. Here he was not formed from the five Combaticons or even a Transformer at all: he was a robot created by Destro and Starscream using a hybrid of Cobra and Decepticon technologies. Destro and Starscream planned to wait out the inevitable battle between the Autobots/G.I. Joe and Decepticons/Cobra, then use Bruticus to force whatever remained into submission to them. The assault proved successful, killing Cobra Commander. However, the plan was thwarted when Snake-Eyes opened the Matrix, deactivating all Transformers - including Bruticus, who was partly created from their technology. The Cobra Organization (officially called Cobra Command) is the fictional nemesis of the G.I. Joe team, and part of a line of action figures sold by Hasbro, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. ... Destro Destro is a fictional character from G.I. Joe, a military-themed line of toys from Hasbro. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Cobra Commander, art by Tim Seeley. ... In gambling, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game of craps and getting only one pip on each die. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

The Combaticons would also make a brief appearance in the third crossover between G.I. Joe and the Transformers. They were seen trying to hold back the combined Autobot/G.I. Joe rescue force trying to recover Optimus Prime, while Onslaught was seen as one of the Decepticons that tried to stop Optimus Prime from attacking Serpentor, but was incapacitated by Prime wielding Razorclaw's sword. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ...


Alternators Swindle

The entire Combaticon team were not lucky enough to be revived for the 2004 Transformers: Alternators toyline (known as Binaltech in Japan), but Swindle made it through by means of his usual trickery. Although the American toyline offers no supporting fiction for the figures, the Japanese releases tell the story of a new G1 continuity which branches out from the animated series around the turn of the millennium.


Using the deadly Cosmic Rust plague, Swindle orchestrated the decimation of the Earth-based Autobot army, only for the damaged Autobots to enter into partnership with human corporations and arrange for construction of new bodies for them by major car companies. Using their new, powerful bodies to strike back against the Decepticons, they injured many of them; Swindle was not damaged seriously, but with a bit of wheeling and dealing, he quickly moved himself up the list, past worse-off Decepticons, to be one of the first transplanted into similar new bodies. Stealing an Autobot chassis intended for use by the Autobot Trailbreaker, Swindle was reborn as an Alternator able to transform into a Jeep Wrangler. Armed with his traditional scatter blaster and now powered by an exponential generator, Swindle continues his black market dealings, including attempts to re-engineer the cosmic rust.
Trailbreaker (Glouton in Canada, Tuono in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers toy line and animated television series. ... The Wrangler (also known as the YJ, TJ, and JK, as explained below) is a mini SUV produced by American automaker Chrysler under its Jeep marque. ...


IDW Publishing

Swindle made a solo appearance in the Spotlight issue on Ultra Magnus, as a free lance arms dealer apprehended by Magnus. He does not appear to be part of the Combaticons team. Whether the other members will appear is as yet unknown. Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Transformers: Robots in Disguise

The Combaticons were repainted and remolded as the Decepticon Commandos for Robots in Disguise. In the Japanese CarRobots, they are called the Combatrons. The Commandos are a group of Decepticons military vehicles in the Transformers: Robots In Disguise and Transformers: Universe series. ... The Commandos are a group of Decepticons military vehicles in the Transformers: Robots In Disguise and Transformers: Universe series. ...

Robots in Disguise Bruticus
Robots in Disguise Bruticus

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Bruticus

The Robots in Disguise line also paid homage to the original Combaticons in more than one way - namely, with the release of a figure bearing Bruticus's name. Originally intended to be part of the Beast Machines toyline, the figure was abandoned and then revived for RiD, but beyond its name, has nothing to do with the original Bruticus character. The name change was, apparently, to avoid confusion with Fortress Maximus's component, Cerebros. Beast Machines was an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is the final television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


This Bruticus transforms into a cerberus, and, according to his techspec is the guard of both Megatron's HQ and dungeons. Not particularly intelligent he is nevertheless a formidable foe in battle. Heracles and threatened Cerberus, Attic black-figure neck-amphora, ca. ... Megatron (known as Gigatron in Japan) was the merciless leader of the Predacons (Destrongers), including Sky-Byte, Slapper, Darkscream and Gas Skunk, in Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ...




Transformers: Energon

Bruticus Maximus
Bruticus Maximus

In the parallel universe of 2004's Transformers: Energon a combining team of five robots similar to the Combaticons exists, who form the giant robot known as Bruticus Maximus (simply Bruticus in Japan). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 76 KB) Summary Photograph of Transformers toy from www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 76 KB) Summary Photograph of Transformers toy from www. ...


The team consists of Barricade (Onslaught in Japan), the leader of the team who forms the central body of Bruticus Maximus, and the four limbs, Blight (Vortex) and Kickback (Brawl), who become tanks, and Blackout (Blast Off) and Stormcloud (Swindle), who transform into helicopters. Each one can form either an arm or a leg for Bruticus Maximus. None of the figures received any biographical information.


Animated series

The animated series does not refer to any of the components by name - in it, only the central body is intelligent, and the limbs are drones. The five robots transform only from vehicle mode into combined mode, never into their individual robot forms (apart from one out-of-continuity episode).


Bruticus Maximus was one of four combining Transformers sealed away in stasis beneath the surface of Cybertron to guard a hidden reservoir of Super Energon. Megatron, guided by Unicron, set out to search for it, and destroyed one of the immobile robots in his rage (strangely enough, a second Superion Maximus), only for the reservoir to then reveal itself. As the guardians awakened, Megatron immersed himself in the Super Energon to upgrade himself into Galvatron, and Bruticus Maximus and Constructicon Maximus immediately swore fealty to Galvatron as the one who had awoken them. However, their "brother," Superion Maximus, refused, recognising Galvatron's evil and siding with the Autobots. // Armada and Energon Origins The presence of a sentient energy core named Primus at the heart of Cybertron in the Armada/Energon universe suggests its history is some variation of the Primus/Unicron legend. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ...


Bruticus Maximus added plenty of firepower to the Decepticons' side, and he and Constructicon Maximus had several clashes with the "traitorous" Superion Maximus, until the time for their final battle came, set against the backdrop of the struggle to stop the Unicron-possessed Galvatron out in space. Constructicon Maximus was deactivated by Superion Maximus, who then had his limbs destroyed by Bruticus Maximus, but transferred Constructicon Maximus's limbs to himself and used them to defeat Bruticus, along with a little help from the ghost of the "brother" Megatron had destroyed. Bruticus Maximus was voiced by Trevor Devall in the U.S. and by Makoto Yasumura in Japan. Trevor Devall is one of the various voice actors who work for Ocean Group, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Although Dreamwave Productions Transformers: Energon series was canceled before it got to introducing Bruticus Maximus, art of him and the team members was seen done for the unreleased issues of Transformers: Energon More Than Meets The Eye.


Transformers: Universe

In addition to a redeco of Robots in Disguise Ruination and a straight re-packaging of Energon Barricade which omitted any reference to his combining abilities, the Combaticons received a brief homage in the parallel-universe-spanning Transformers: Universe toyline when the Swindle name was re-used in 2005. The name was this time applied to a Micromaster train, a component of the combiner Rail Racer formerly known as Converter when originally released in Japan in 1992. Besides the name, however, there is no connection to the original Swindle. Micromasters is a Transformers subline composed of small figures that came packaged in groups and with bases that interacted with the figures. ...


Transformers Movie (2007)

In the Michael Bay directed live-action Transformers movie released in 2007, Brawl appears in the film as a two-turreted variant of the M1 Abrams Tank. Brawl's official name was confirmed in August 2006,[1] although Bay himself was not fully aware of these official names,[2] and this led to Brawl being referred to in the movie as Devastator, his on-set name.[3] The movie's merchandise also refer to him as Brawl. Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the Transformers franchise. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ... The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ...


Blackout, who transforms into a MH-53 Pave Low Special Ops Helicopter, was also known as "Vortex" in post-production. A movie figure called Swindle was also released, and transforms into a car. Blackout is the name of four different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... The Sikorsky HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant is a USAF version of the CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter for long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters. ...


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Combaticon - Teletraan-1: The Transformers Wiki - a Wikia wiki (1443 words)
The Combaticons are a sub-group of Decepticons from the Generation 1 continuity family.
The Combaticons are a unit of fierce Decepticon soldiers, operating with (mostly) military precision under the watchful eye of the tactically brilliant Onslaught.
The reborn Combaticons were less-than pleased with their 'new', primative bodies, nor were they particularly thankful to Starscream for freeing them after millions of years of imprisonment.
Combaticon Commander: Onslaught (302 words)
Onslaught prefers the intellectual battlegrounds of the mind, where he can carefully devise and polish his sinister schemes, to the physical battlegrounds of the war, where events don't always unfold as expected.
The four Combaticons under his command consider him aloof, even dreamy, but a brilliant tactician.
He combines with his follow Combaticons to form the giant robot Bruticus.
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