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Encyclopedia > Insecticons
Basic Insecticon Trio

Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes, referred to as Insectrons in the Japanese version. The name was also used for two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. 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. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ...

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Transformers - Generation 1 (1985)

The three original Insecticon toys were based on Diaclone toys made by Takara in 1984.


Insecticon Members

Basic Insecticons

Each of the basic Insecticons had a way to control other robots.

  • Shrapnel: Ant
    • Abilities: Shrapnel can control other robots (as well as almost any electrically run device) by remote with his antennas. In robot mode, his antennae can, in the proper weather conditions, attract massive bolts of lightning from the sky to augment his own electrical generating capacity, and then release that power through his hands. In insect mode, Shrapnel can use his twin antennae to generate an electric burst of up to 40,000 volts.
    • Weapons: Sword
  • Bombshell: Praying Mantis
    • Abilities: Mind control (see Cerebro-shells below)
    • Weapons: Cerebro-shells (humans) - In his insect form, Bombshell uses his stinger to inject a micro-circuited device into a human’s head. It travels through the blood until it reaches the brain, whereupon it opens up and releases tens of thousands of connecting wires. The wires coil around nearby neural dendrites until the brain’s conscious functions are effectively rerouted through the cerebro-shell, which puts the mind of the victim under the remote control of Bombshell.
    • Weapons: Cerebro-shells (Transformers) - Bombshell’s stinger is used in much the same way against other robots’ high-function mental circuitry. The major difference is that once the stinger is pressed against the metal casing of the victim’s head, the small laser torches on the sides of the stinger rotate rapidly to carve a small hole in the casing, allowing the stinger to inject a cerebro-shell.
    • Weapons: Submachine gun
  • Kickback: Pill Bug
    • Abilities: Kickback is adept at controlling others through blackmail. In his insect mode, Kickback can use his legs to leap up to heights of 40 feet and over distances of a tenth of a mile. Although small in this form, with a single kick he can punch a hole in a one-quarter-inch steel plate.
    • Weapons: Riot Dagger and Mortar (weapon)

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Deluxe Insecticons

The Deluxe Insecticons were built by Bandai as part of a short-lived toyline called Beetras, 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. In the Marvel comics, they were part of the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad, counterpart to the Autobot Wreckers. They were sent to Earth to stop the time-travelling Galvatron, forming an uneasy alliance with their rivals. However, they faced not only Galvatron, but a clone of Megatron (at the time believed to be the real thing). Both elite squads were decimated, with at least Venom and Chop Shop being killed. In Dreamwave's The War Within series, Venom and Chop Shop participated in Shockwave's attack on Iacon. They and the other Deluxe Insecticons were members of Ratbat's Ultracons faction, and would also be the primary antagonists of the Micromasters miniseries. This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Takara Co. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1: The very first Marvel UK title published in 1972. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... The Ultracons are a subfaction of Decepticon Transformers commanded by Ratbat in the Dreamwave comics. ...

Ratbat and his Ultracons Chopshop and Venom.
Ratbat and his Ultracons Chopshop and Venom.

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Insecticon Clones

In 2004, the Japanese company eHobby released the original Insecticons molds together in their original Diaclone colors as Insecticon clones. Each set of 3 came with 3 Energon Cubes. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ...

  • Shothole - Clone of Kickback.
  • Salvo - Clone of Bombshell.
  • Zaptrap - Clone of Shrapnel.



Animated series

Originally, the Insecticons were three Decepticons that Megatron had left onboard his ship, the Nemesis, which was pursuing the Ark, as back-up. When the Nemesis crashed on Earth, the trio evacuated in an escape pod, which crashed in an 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. Because they took on the forms of insects the size of Transformers, the three Insecticons caused terror for any humans living nearby. They even developed the ability to make clones of themselves out of any metal. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ...


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: their relationship with the Decepticons proper was one of betrayals and counter-betrayals. Originally appearing in "A Plague of Insecticons", they were discovered raiding human crops. They quickly joined up with the main Decepticons: unfortunately, the Insecticons swiftly decided this wasn't to their advantage and devoured Megatron's store of Energon instead, resulting in a battle breaking out between the two sides. After this, the Insecticons entered into a free-lancing relationship with the Decepticons, helping Megatron if they had something to gain from it. They were tricked by Mirage into attacking the Decepticons, later using Bombshell's cerebro-shells to control him and lure the Autobots into a trap. Another deal, with Decepticons and Insecticons working together to raid a military power plant, went awry when they overheard Megatron planning to betray them. Munching on a nova power core, they grew in size and strength. They then controlled all the Decepticons bar Megatron with cerebro-shells, forcing the Decepticon leader to team up with the Autobots to stop his mind-controlled troops. Using Megatron in gun mode, Optimus fired the antidote needed to restore the Insecticons size and prevent the nova core they ingested for overloading. However, even the Insecticons' rebellious streak was overlooked by Megatron, as the Insecticons could create clones of themselves, thus creating an instant army. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


The Insecticons took part in the Battle of Autobot City in 2005, but were badly damaged, and were tossed out into space along with the injured Megatron, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. It is unclear if these were the original Insecticons or some of the many clones they were capable of creating. However, since there is no mention of clones being used during The Transformers: The Movie, we can assume that the writers and animators intended these Insecticons to be the genuine articles. Either way, these discarded Insecticons, along with Skywarp and Thundercracker, were used by Unicron to create new Decepticon troops for Galvatron, with Bombshell possibly becoming Cyclonus (although the issue of whether Cyclonus was a recreated Bombshell or Skywarp is unclear), and with Shrapnel and Kickback becoming Sweeps. The clone question comes into play when, later in the film, Shrapnel harasses Daniel Witwicky alongside Scavenger. In the third season of Transformers, the Insecticons were still displayed in marginal roles (although their third season appearances are usually dismissed as animation errors). It is possible that Skywarp and Thundercracker became Cyclonus and Scourge and clone-insecticons transformed by Unicron into the Sweeps (which makes sense as the Sweeps have a similar function like the clones). This would explain the appearance ot the (real) Insecticons later on. Combatants Decepticon strike team Earthbound Autobots Commanders Megatron Ultra Magnus, Optimus Prime Strength 27 Decepticons: 6 seekers, 2 Triplechangers, 6 Constructicons, Devastator, 4 cassetticons, 3 Insecticons, Reflector (all three?), Soundwave, Megatron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... A scourge (from the Italian scoriada, ultimately from the Latin excoriare = to flay and corium = skin) is a whip or lash, especially a multi-tong type used in order to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Marvel Comics

In the various Marvel comics series the Insecticons could shrink down to real insect size in beast mode. However, they did not exhibit the cartoon Insecticons' ability to create clones. They first appeared in Issues 17 and 18 in a story set primarily on Cybertron, acting as bodyguards to Straxus. The comic Insecticons' appearances would be limited, and most often would involve Bombshell and his cerebro-shells. Their only major appearance would be in Issues 21 and 22 of the US comic. In those isssues, the Insecticons have recently arrived on Earth; Bombshell, at Megatron's request, uses one of his cerebro-shells to mind-control a human worker at a dam as part of a plot to take it over. The human uses Megatron in gun-mode to threaten the Aerialbots, but the human's daughter is able to help him overcome the Decepticon control. In this arc, one of Bombshell's cerebro-shells is also used on Optimus Prime. Although it is not able to control Optimus, Megatron is able to leech the energies of the Matrix to create the Stunticons and Combaticons as the Autobots create the Aerialbots and Protectobots. Bombshell also appears (without the other Insecticons) in the four-issue limited series G.I. Joe and The Transformers, which is concurrent with Issues 23-27 of the US Transformers comic. Lord Straxus executing two prisoners Lord Straxus is a fictional character from the Marvel Transformers comics. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into airplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... This refers to the original character. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into airplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... The Protectobots are an emergency, search and rescue team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toy lines of the same name. ...


The Insecticons appeared prior to this in the Target: 2006 arc of the UK Marvel Transformers. In this they are among the Decepticons' most feared killers, and are earmarked for elimination by the Wreckers before a mass Autobot uprising. However, Megatron calling the Insecticons to Earth scuppered the plans of both Autobots and Decepticons. They also appeared as part of Megatron's and Shockwave's forces during the Earthforce strips. The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe who use whatever means are necessary to accomplish a given task. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


Beast Wars

Shrapnel would go on to receive an extremely unusual reference in Beast Wars. When Rhinox (turned into a Predacon by a shell program), attempted to seize leadership of the Predacons from Megatron, he set about dispatching those loyal to Megatron. One of his first acts was to crush Waspinator beneath a crate. The Predacon survived, but began referring to himself as Shrapnel and talking with Shrapnel's familiar speech impediment ("Destroy all Autobots-bot-bot-bots!" "Waspinator negative-negative-negative! I am Shrapnel, Decepticon hero-o-o-o!"). This lasted until an annoyed Cheetor blew him out of the air during an attempt to rescue Rhinox (which also led to a deactivating Waspinator quoting the Transformers tagline, "More than meets the eye"). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... This article is about the evil factions of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise known as Predacons and the Armada character of the same name. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toy lines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ...


Dreamwave Productions

The Insecticons would also appear in Dreamwave's re-imagining of the Transformers mythos. They originally appeared in The War Within miniseries as an elite group hunting Optimus Prime alongside Soundwave and Ravage. They failed, forcing Megatron to personally deal with the new Autobot commander. They were most likely not called "Insecticons" at this point, as their alternate modes were not insects. Shrapnel's alternate mode was a jet and although the other two Insecticons didn't transform in the series, Bombshell appeared to have a tank alt-mode, while Kickback's was a dragster. In addition, the Deluxe Insecticons had cameos with alternate modes as jets, or in Chopshop's case, a wheeled tank-like vehicle. In the second volume of the War Within when the Autobots and Decepticons had split into several sub-factions following the disappearance of their leaders, Kickback, Bombshell and Shrapnel remained with the Decepticons under Shockwave, while the Deluxe Insecticons would join Ratbat's Ultracons. Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... The Ultracons are a subfaction of Decepticon Transformers commanded by Ratbat in the Dreamwave comics. ...


Eons later, after the disappearance of the Ark, the Insecticons were dispatched to Earth to find out what had happened, and they encountered the Dynobots on a similar mission. The two teams battled, knocking each other into stasis lock. Unlike the Dinobots, it is unclear whether they were revived after the reawakening of the Transformers in the Ark. In Issues 7 and 8 of volume 3 of the comic the Insecticons appeared, attacking a team of Autobots led by Jazz. The original Insecticons appeared to be working for Shockwave and had created a huge number of clones. Their plans to control the population of a town was defeated by Jazz's Autobots. The Insecticon clones seemed unable to transform and were possibly techno-organic, as the clones were developed in larvae. The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

The Insecticons would make their first Devil's Due appearance in the second G.I Joe/Transformers crossover. When a team of G.I Joes trying to fix a space-time tear arrived in a nightmare future where Shockwave had conquered Earth, they were almost immediately attacked by a swarm of Insecticon clones. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


Both the Insecticons and the Deluxe Insecticons 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. This refers to the original character. ...


IDW Publishing

The Insecticons made their first IDW appearance in the alternate reality mini-series Evolutions: Hearts of Steel with a combined mode of a large battle-train. They are seen stealing a bullion train on Starscream's orders in the second issue. They were presumably destroyed with the rest of the Decepticon train convoy when John Henry and Bumblebee sabotaged the track to fall into a chasm. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... In the 2006 Transformers Evolutions: Hearts of Steel. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Beast Wars (1996)

Transformers character
Image:Tripstruticus.jpg
Tripstruticus
Allegiance Predacon
Sub-Group Basic Beast
Rank 5
Function Surveillance
Alternate mode Pill bug/Earwig/Praying Mantis
Series Beast Wars

Tripstruticus was a basic-sized Transformer who has only recently appeared in fiction - IDW's Beast Wars comic book a form as Retrax a Pill Bug Powerpinch an Earwig and Manterror a Praying Mantis. There he made his not-so-glorious debut being attacked by the Maximal Wolfang but. His weapon is a cross-bow. His bio indicates that he is a reactionary Predacon, watching and disposing of Maximals who infiltrate Predacon lines with his crossbow and mandibles. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Various Transformers toys. ... This article is about the evil factions of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise known as Predacons and the Armada character of the same name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Infraorders and Families Not necessarily a complete list Infraorders: Ligiamorpha Tylomorpha Families: Dubioniscidae Irmaosidae Pseudarmadillidae Scleropactidae Armadillidium vulgare A woodlouse, also known as a pill bug (genus Armadillidium only), armadillo bug, sow bug, slater, ball bug, or roley-poley, is a terrestrial crustacean with a rigid, segmented, calcareous exoskeleton and... Families Suborder Archidermaptera extinct Suborder Forficulina Pygidicranidae Diplatyidae Anisolabididae Labiduridae Apachyidae Spongiphoridae Chelisochidae Forficulidae Suborder Hemimerina Hemimeridae Suborder Arixenina Arixeniidae This article is about the insect Earwig. ... A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. ... Wolfang is a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ...


Various insect-based Predacons were sold under the North American Beast Wars banner and storyline. However, while their personalities seem similar to original Insecticons none of them appear to be latter-day versions of the original Insecticons at all.


Animated series

Insecticons's stasis pod was presumably among those who were launched into orbit around prehistoric Earth in the series pilot.


IDW Publishing

Insecticon made his not exactly auspicious debut in IDW Publishing's Beast Wars: The Gathering series. He was one of a group of Predacons under Transquito sent to track down the Maximals in a swamp - only to encounter the protoforms that had become the Mutants. The Mutants killed most of their party, and Insecticon and Scourge fled. He reappeared in the final battle being assaulted by Wolfang. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Wolfang is a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ...


Toys

Insecticon's mold is the only first year Beast Wars toy never to be redecoed or reissued. It is was stated at BotCon that the mold was damaged so they couldn't use it any more.
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Transformers: Energon (2004)

Transformers character
Insecticon
Allegiance Decepticon
Sub-Group Terrorcons
Motto "I have an appetite for your destruction."
Alternate mode Mechanical Beetle
Series Transformers: Energon
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Attacktix

The Insecticon type Terrorcons were a homage to the original group of Insecticons; in particular, the Deluxe Insecticon Barrage. In the TV show, they were extremely loyal to Scorponok. When Galvatron ordered all Terrorcons to bath in Super Energon. Some were destroyed by it, but some were changed, growing a lot bigger. Scorponok had tons of trouble trying to control them. 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 and can be seen here. [1] Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Insecticon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the Transformers toyline. ... For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Insecticon would first appear in Energon #19, as part of a group meeting of the Terrorcons gatecrashed by Starscream, who was promptly disposed of by Scorponok. Insecticon had a different background here - he was a renegade Decepticon unhappy with the peace that had come over Cybertron since the defeat of Unicron ten years previously. Insecticon and the other Terrorcons were enhanced by Unicron in return for finding him energon. The Terrorcons headed to Earth to plunder its energon but were beaten back by its Autobot defenders. Frustrated, Unicron teleported them away and sent them back with a new trick - the ability to mass-produce clones of themselves (reminiscent of the original Insecticons). Insecticon would attack Los Angeles only to be beaten back by an unexpected foe - Megatron, who decimated Insecticon's clones and forced him to retreat. The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the Transformers toyline. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... 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. ...


Pack in comics

In the second Transformers: Energon pack in comic Prowl, Inferno and Landmine discover some hills on Earth that are rich with energon and call in to Optimus Prime that they should put an energon tower up. Optimus warns the Autobots that Decepticon activity has been scanned nearby. Megatron attacks with a horde of Divebomb Terrorcon clones. The Autobots attempt by fight back by having Mirage and Inferno Powerlinx while Landmine goes into brute mode, but they are overwhelmed when Insecticon Terrorcon hordes join in the attack. The Autobots retreat and Megatron takes the energon for himself. Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... 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. ... Divebomb is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the Transformers toyline. ...


Toys

  • Energon Insecticon
A Basic sized Terrorcon.
  • Transformers: Universe Insecticon (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.
Attacktix Insecticon
  • Attacktix Insecticon (2006)
Insecticon was released as a figure TF04 in the Attacktix collectable game.

Image File history File links Insecticon-attacktix. ... Image File history File links Insecticon-attacktix. ... The Attacktix Battle Figure game is a collectible action figure game featuring characters from the Star Wars saga and the Transformers franchise. ...

Transformers: Timelines (2005)

The character of Dirge, a repaint of Beast Wars Fuzor Buzzclaw was sold as an Insecticon. In the accompanying comic, Descent into Evil, the Insecticons played a major role. In a possible future where the Autobots and Maximals had won the war, the Decepticon Deathsaurus planned to use the two last remaining Decepticons - Buzzclaw and Dirge - to restore the Decepticon Empire by unlocking their old ability to make armies of clones. The scheme was uncovered by a team of Autobots led by Ironhide and Ratchet. Although Deathsaurus defeated them the Autobot agent Ricochet, under orders from Bumblebee, had seeded the two Insecticons with a virus that would degenerate their clones, leaving the Insecticons defeated again. Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... Deszaras, also known as Deathsaurus, is the fictional antagonist of the animated series Transformers: Victory and its accompanying toyline, one of the numerous Transformers series. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ricochet is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Links

  • A lengthy-but-incomplete essay that attempts to determine just who became Cyclonus in The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Toy Review A toy review of the Beast Wars Predacon named Insecticon
  • Toy Review and Image Gallery - A toy review and image gallery of the Energon Terrorcon named Insecticon
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