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Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Transformers series. ...


Insecticon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes.

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Transformers - Generation One (1985)

Basic Insecticon Trio
Basic Insecticon Trio

Originally, they were three Decepticons that Megatron had left on his ship as back up. When the Decepticon ship was to crash on Earth, the trio got out via an escape pod which crashed in a Indonesian swamp. In order to survive, they scanned the forms of the surrounding area's insects. The insect forms they adopted enabled them to extract energon from organic life and metals, though they still ingest fossil fuels and energy-based matter (electricity, energon cubes, etc.) as well. But as they took on the forms of insects and not their size, the three Insecticons caused terror for any humans living nearby. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (495x751, 99 KB) Summary Dreamwave cover artwork. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (495x751, 99 KB) Summary Dreamwave cover artwork. ... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons in fictional Transformers Universes. ... Energon refers to a power source in the fictional Transformers universe. ...


They were eventually found by Megatron centuries later and were re-recruited back to the Decepticons. But they became more independent as a result of their long absence, making them loose cannons. But that was overlooked due to the Insecticons' ability to create clones of themselves that followed the originals like an army. The Insecticons took part in the Battle of Autobot City in 2005 but many were badly damaged. Several Insecticons were tossed out into space with Megatron, Skywarp, and Thundercracker, although it is unclear if these were the original Insecticons or clones. Either way, these discarded Insecticons, along with Skywarp and Thundercracker, were used by Unicron to create new Decepticon troops for Galvatron. The Battle of Autobot City on Earth was a major turning point in the Autobot/Decepticon War as seen in Transformers: The Movie. Spoiler warning: In 2005, the airspace above Autobot City was infiltrated by Decepticons led by Megatron onboard an Earthbound Autobot shuttle. ... Skywarp is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Thundercracker is the name given to three interrelated fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Unicron, in the movie Planet Mode, devouring a moon of Cybertron Unicron is a planet-sized transformer who devours worlds and played the primary antagonist in his first appearance, Transformers: The Movie, in which he is voiced by Orson Welles - this was actually his final film role before his death... Image:Deceptacunt logo s. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes, most often the evolution of a universes Megatron. ...


Basic Insecticons

  • Shrapnel: Stag Beetle
  • Bombshell: Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Kickback: Grasshopper

Deluxe Insecticons


The Deluxe Insecticons were built by Bandai, and imported to America via Hasbro. Due to an arrangement with Takara (the Japanese toy company who built the toys originally intended to be Transformers), they never appeared on TV in anything more than animated commercials. They first appeared in print in the Marvel UK comics then later in Dreamwave comics. Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic... The Hasbro logo uses a smile to indicate the carefree nature of its products. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1: The very first Marvel UK title published in 1972. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...

  • Venom: Mosquito
  • Barrage: Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Chopshop: Stag Beetle
  • Ransack: Cricket

Ransack is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ...

Beast Wars (1996)

Transformers character
card artwork
card artwork
Allegiance Predacon
Subgroup N/A
Function Surveillance
Alternate mode Beetle
Series Beast Wars

Toy Review (external link) Beast Wars TV series logo Beast Wars (Beasties in Canada) was a line of toys under the Transformers banner, released by Hasbro between 1995 and 1999. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Insecticon1. ... Image File history File links Insecticon1. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Suborders Adephaga Archostemata Myxophaga Polyphaga See subgroups of the order Coleoptera Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. ...


Insecticon was a basic-sized "flip-changer" Transformer who has only recently appeared in fiction - IDW's Beast Wars comic book. There he made his not-so-glorious debut being attacked by the Maximal Wolfang. His weapon is a cross-bow. This toy was never repainted and there are rumors that the mold used to create it has been damaged meaning it cannot be reused again. This makes Insecticon one of the rare Transformers released after Generation One who had a toy that has never been repainted in a different color!



Biography


Sonar-sensitive antennae locate and track enemy Maximals infiltrating Predacon battle perimeters. Internal radar beacon emits low-frequency signal to alert others. When hungry for battle himself, this insidious insect uses his crossbow to cripple enemies then drags 'em to their doom with his monstrous mandibles!


Transformers: Energon (2004)

Transformers character
comic appearance
comic appearance
"I have an appetite

for your destruction." Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Insecticon. ... Image File history File links Insecticon. ...

Allegiance Decepticon
Subgroup Terrorcon
Function N/A
Alternate mode Beetle
Series Energon

Toy Review and Image Gallery Image:Deceptacunt logo s. ... Suborders Adephaga Archostemata Myxophaga Polyphaga See subgroups of the order Coleoptera Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. ...


The Insecticon type Terrorcons were a homage to the original group of Generation One Insecticons; in particular, the Deluxe Insecticon Barrage. In the TV show, they were extremely loyal to Scorponok. A little seen character in the Dreamwave comics, he was usually seen in the background except for Terrorcon clone groups. Insecticon was known as Chromhorn in the Japanese series Super Link and also received a repaint called Forest Type Chromhorn which was mainly green which can be seen here. Scorponok Scorponok (MegaZarak in Japan) is the name shared by several characters across three of the various fictitious Transformers universes. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Biography


Insecticon is a merciless Terrorcon who declares allegiance only to himself. He possesses a powerful arsenal of Energon weapons in both robot and insect mode. His infamous battle tactics are feared by both Autobots and Decepticons alike, though few of his opponents have survived to speak of them. His enemies are advised to avoid the swarm of Insecticon.


Transformers: Universe (2005)

In late 2005 Energon Insecticon toy was repackaged as a Transformers: Universe toy. The toy itself was identical to the original Energon toy. Though there is no mention of this character in any of the Transformers Universe fiction.


  Results from FactBites:
 
bwtf.com: Ben's World of Transformers (Beast Wars Transformers) (539 words)
Insecticon is a basic level Beast Wars figure.
As a beetle, Insecticon has only one meaningful point of articulation - his mandibles which can open and close.
In robot mode, Insecticon retains the same colors as his beast mode, but there is a lot more green present, mostly focused on his lowerbody and upper legs.
Insecticon (Decepticon Terrorcons, Transformers: Energon) (157 words)
INSECTICON is a merciless TERRORCON who declares allegiance only to himself.
His enemies are advised to avoid the swarm of INSECTICON.
The name Insecticon refers to this character's beetle alt-mode, with the suffix 'con' added to indicate his affiliation with the Terrorcons.
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