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Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... 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

Transformers character

Soundwave box art
Soundwave
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Action Master
Communications
Laser Cycle
Targetmaster
Function Communicator
Partner Buzzsaw
Laserbeak
Ratbat
Ravage
Rumble
Frenzy
Space Case
Wingthing
Motto "Cries and screams are music to my ears."
Alternate Modes Communications tower
Microcassette deck
Stock Car
Motorcycle
Cybertronian tank
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generation 2
Machine Wars
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Titanium
Transformers: Classics
Voiced by Frank Welker (English)
Issei Masamune (Japanese)

Soundwave is one of the most recognizable characters from the original Transformers line due to his unique alternate mode, a microcassette recorder. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Buzzsaw is the name of several fictional characters in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Laserbeak (with various spellings) is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rumble (Trompeur in Quebec, Tartar in Italy) is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Frenzy is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... A microcassette in front of a compact audio cassette. ... A typical front loading consumer autoreverse hi-fi cassette deck from lte 1980s (SONY TC-RX55), features full electronic transport, Dolby B, C noise reduction and HXPro dynamic headroom expansion A cassette deck is a type of tape recorder for playing or recording audio compact cassettes. ... Machine Wars was a short-lived toy series in the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1996. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... A microcassette in front of a compact audio cassette. ...


Soundwave can detect and jam radio transmissions all across the energy spectrum, a talent that makes him naturally suited to his position as Decepticon Communications Officer. Soundwave also possesses the ability to monitor electrical impulses within brain circuitry - i.e. he can read minds. Additionally, he has a photographic memory thanks to the vast data storage capacity of the magnetic disks in his chest compartment, and he is armed with a shoulder-mounted radio wave sensor and hand-held concussion blaster. Soundwave is also one of the physically strongest Transformers. He transforms, shrinking as he does so, into an Earthly microcassette deck, and in the tape compartment, which becomes his chest in robot mode, he stores the Decepticon spy cassettes Ravage, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ratbat, Rumble, and Frenzy, who seem to exist in a quasi-symbiotic relationship with him. [1] The term Jamming can refer to several things: Jamming as an electronic warfare (EW) - a technique to limit the effectiveness of an opponents communications and/or detection equipment, like Radio Jamming and Radar Jamming E-Mail Jamming- used by electronic political activists or hackers to disable e-mail systems... Photographic memory or eidetic memory is the ability to recall images, sounds, or objects in memory with great accuracy and in seemingly unlimited volume. ... A microcassette in front of a compact audio cassette. ... A typical front loading consumer autoreverse hi-fi cassette deck from lte 1980s (SONY TC-RX55), features full electronic transport, Dolby B, C noise reduction and HXPro dynamic headroom expansion A cassette deck is a type of tape recorder for playing or recording audio compact cassettes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Laserbeak (with various spellings) is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Buzzsaw is the name of several fictional characters in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Rumble (Trompeur in Quebec, Tartar in Italy) is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Frenzy is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


The relationship shared by Soundwave and his counterpart cassettes is only briefly touched upon in the animated series and comics, however there are indications the bond extends much like a family, with the cassettes quick to defend and protect Soundwave during a crisis. The "animal" versions of the cassettes such as Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, and Ravage appear to share a closeness with Soundwave much like a pet and their owner. The exceptions to this were in the Marvel and Dreamwave comic book series, which portrayed Ratbat as an independent-minded Decepticon who had risen to a position of power. In Marvel comics, Ratbat had authority over Soundwave within the leadership of the Decepticons forces. Regardless of this reversal of situations, Soundwave showed himself to be loyal to Ratbat in the same way that he was loyal to Megatron. In the Dreamwave comics Ratbat lead the Ultracons faction, while Soundwave remained with the Decepticons lead by [[Shockwave (Transformers) Shockwave]], although this was before Ratbat became a cassette. This article is about animals kept for companionship. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... The Ultracons are a subfaction of Decepticon Transformers commanded by Ratbat in the Dreamwave comics. ...


Animated series

In the original Transformers cartoon — his most prominent role in Transformers fiction — Soundwave was Megatron's right-hand robot, frequently sent on important reconnaissance missions with his cassettes, and often playing a key role in many schemes against the Autobots. On Cybertron, he used his ability to transform into a roadside fixture to spy on the Autobot city of Iacon, learning of the Autobots' plan to search for energy on other worlds. Joining in Megatron's attack on the Autobots' craft, the Ark, Soundwave fell to the same fate as the rest of the ship's occupants when the craft crashed on prehistoric Earth, entombing everyone within in stasis. Immediately after the Transformers awakened on Earth in 1984, Soundwave played an essential role in the generation of energon cubes and the formation of plans for a new space cruiser to return the Decepticons to Cybertron. This page is about the original Transformers animated series. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... 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. ... Iacon is the captial Autobot City on Cybertron in various Transformers media. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ...

Soundwave as a microcassette recorder
Soundwave as a microcassette recorder

Later, he used his mind-reading talents to acquire an antimatter formula for the Decepticons from the brain of Chip Chase. He and his cassette minions were often on spying missions against the Autobots. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other senses of this term, see antimatter (disambiguation). ... Chip Chase is a human ally of the Autobots in the Transformers original animated series. ...


One of Soundwave's most notable misadventures came in 1985, when, operating a plan conceived by Starscream, he brainwashed humans with ultrasonic vibrations, leading to a confrontation with his Autobot Communications Officer counterpart, Blaster, and to a lasting rivalry between the two. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Brainwashing (also known as thought reform or as re-education) consists of any effort aimed at instilling certain attitudes and beliefs in a person — sometimes unwelcome beliefs in conflict with the persons prior beliefs and knowledge. ... For other uses, see Ultrasound (disambiguation). ... 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. ...


Soundwave rarely displayed much emotion, infrequently exhibiting any traits that could be considered to be in line with his tech spec. However, he showed distress when one of his cassettes were hurt in battle, and he always came across as extremely loyal to Megatron, even going so far as to recover his body after being left for dead at the Battle of Autobot City in 2005. But while Soundwave was loyal, he was far from outspoken, and kept silent when Megatron's body was subsequently ejected into space, and although he did suggest himself as a replacement leader ("Soundwave: superior. Constructicons: inferior."), Soundwave again loyally served Megatron when he was recreated as Galvatron. Each Transformer has tech specs (short for technical specifications) printed on the back of the box that it is sold in. ... 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. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


In the year 2006, although operating in a less prominent capacity for most of the time, Soundwave played a prominent role in Galvatron's attempt to learn the secret of a sonic weapon on the planet Eurythma, where sound and music were the way of life, leaving Soundwave entranced by the planet's perfect melodies. Recording each piece of the harmony that formed the devastating sonic effect, Soundwave was defeated when the Eurythmans countered the harmony with white noise, and was again pulled into a confrontation with Blaster, who erased his recordings.


Soundwave was performed by Frank Welker, whose voice was heavily modulated by a vocoder to achieve Soundwave's distinctive, metallic monotone. However, Welker's voice was left unmodulated at certain points during the episodes "Roll for It" and "Webworld" due to production errors. Welker's voice is then very similar to the one he used for his role as Dr. Claw in the series Inspector Gadget.[4] In Japan, Soundwave's voice was performed by Issei Masamune. The Chinese dub, presumably lacking a vocoder, attempts to imitate Soundwave's original mechanical voice by having the actor "sing" the dialog in different tones, resulting in an operatic performance which may strike viewers as comical.[citation needed] Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... A vocoder (name derived from voice encoder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyzer and synthesizer. ... Monotone refers to a sound, for example speech or music, that has a single unvaried tone. ... Dr. Claw is a partially seen character who is the main villain in the animated television series Inspector Gadget. ... For the 1999 live-action film, see Inspector Gadget (film). ... A vocoder (name derived from voice encoder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyzer and synthesizer. ...


Transformers: The Headmasters

Soundblaster ejects Ratbat.
Soundblaster ejects Ratbat.

Although Soundwave did not appear in the American cartoon series finale, the three-part The Rebirth, he returned to the forefront in the new Japanese-exclusive series, Transformers: The Headmasters, which was created to replace The Rebirth . Reborn as Soundblaster (New Soundwave in the English version) Soundwave's new toy incarnation was, like the series, available only in Japan. Image File history File links Soundblaster. ... Image File history File links Soundblaster. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In the opening cut and thrust of Headmasters, Soundwave and Blaster engaged in their final clash in the Arctic Circle as the Autobots and Decepticons were in the process of searching for the missing Autobot Matrix of Leadership. The two opponents inflicted fatal damage to each other, and Soundwave's body exploded even as Blaster collapsed, albeit his fragments were recovered by his cassettes. Using reconstructive technology from the planet Master, the leader of the Decepticon Headmasters, Zarak successfully rebuilt and resurrected Soundwave as Soundblaster — essentially identical to his former self, except for his predominantly black color scheme. As Soundblaster, he served the same role as he had as Soundwave under the leadership of Galvatron and later Scorponok, frequently embarking on spying missions with Ratbat. For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... 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. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Marvel Comics

Soundwave in the Marvel comic series

Like much of the original 1984 cast of Decepticons, Soundwave played a much smaller role in the Marvel comic book series than he did in the cartoon. Image File history File linksMetadata Soundwave_comic. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Soundwave_comic. ... Marvel Comics, sometimes called by the nickname House of Ideas, is an American comic book company. ...


He quietly and efficiently served loyally, first under Megatron (even sending Ravage and the Insecticons to derail talks between the Autobots and Ronald Reagan at one point in the 1985 Transformers U.K. annual), then under Shockwave, attacking an aerospace construction plant whose facilities were used to build the Constructicons, who then built a massive radio dish that Soundwave used to beam a message back to Cybertron. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Reagan redirects here. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ...


Continuing to operate under Shockwave, Soundwave then moved to serving Ratbat, and co-led the defense of Buenos Aires against the Underbase-empowered Starscream alongside Fortress Maximus, only to wind up deactivated by the villain. For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ...


Unlike many of the others deactivated by Starscream, Soundwave would appear again, under Scorponok's command. Throughout the U.S. comic, Soundwave was colored purple instead of blue (presumably in an attempt to break up the large amount of blue coloration used in the comic, as it was often substituted in place of black and gray) and frequently appeared with a mouth. Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in the U.K., a sister title to the American series was also in production. It reprinted the American stories, but it was released weekly, as opposed to monthly. It soon began to run out of material to reprint, opting to create its own original stories which deftly weaved in and out of the ongoing American storyline. Under writer Simon Furman, Soundwave — colored in his correct blue hues — was a fairly major player, portrayed in a manner much more consistent with his profile — that of a manipulator and blackmailer, reading others' minds and using their secrets to his own ends, always working towards his own goals. The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and...


When Megatron and Shockwave were both briefly believed deceased, he assumed leadership of the Decepticons during Optimus Prime's Crisis of Command and then the Dinobot Hunt; manipulating events to weaken the Autobot leadership and cause maximum casualties. When the two commanders returned and vied for the single leadership, he turned the situation to his own advantage by working both sides of the field, reporting to both commanders without either knowing. He also enjoyed a rare victory in this period when he, Dirge and Kickback took over a NASA complex, attempting to contact Cybertron with the facility's deep space radio equipment. The Autobots arrived, but a series of miscommunications between Prowl and Jetfire resulted in the transmission being sent, allowing the Decepticons to claim victory. This refers to the original character. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... 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 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Towards the end of the U.K. series, a break-away storyline began which separated from the regular ongoing American continuity, covering the exploits of the proactive Autobot Earthforce. In these stories, Soundwave's selling of Decepticon secrets to both the Autobots and Shockwave's group of Decepticons resulted in Wildrider getting blamed for his actions, and Soundwave silently allowed him to be killed rather than be discovered. After Starscream was successfully able to remove Megatron and Shockwave from power, he and Soundwave entered into joint leadership of the Decepticons. Notably, it was not explained how Soundwave was restored after his deactivation at the hands of Starscream - like other similarly-affected Transformers, he may have been revived with the transformation-paralyzing fuel nucleon. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Nucleon is a power source in the fictional Transformers universe. ...


Soundwave also attained the leadership position in the future world of 2008, following the death of Shockwave (who had seized power when Galvatron traveled back in time). Soundwave led his era's Decepticons back to 1989 to participate in the Time Wars when the fabric of reality began to crumble, but before as the conflict came to a head they fled back to their own time. Since it was later established that the damage done to the time stream may have resulted in their future being erased from the timeline, the final fate of the future Soundwave is unknown.


Transformers: Generation 2

Soundwave returned to the pages of the U.S. Transformers comic books for the relaunch of the series as Transformers: Generation 2. He participated in the Decepticon attack on Earth, and oversaw the reconstruction of the damaged Darkwing into a new, more powerful form. Like many of the other Generation 1 Decepticons, Soundwave seemed to return to a command position on Megatron's return to lead the Decepticons (killing Bludgeon in the process). He was aboard the Warworld when Jhiaxus' forces attacked, but managed to evacuate. His fate beyond this point is unknown. Dreadwind and Darkwing Dreadwing is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... The Warworld is a spaceship in the Transformers: Generation 2 comics series. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ...


BotCon Comics

Soundwave would also play a brief but important role in Alignment, writer Simon Furman's take on what happened after the Transformers: Generation 2 comic series ended. He was the one who recovered Megatron's broken body after his duel with Galvatron. Subsequently he was the ringleader of the conspirators (along with Ravage, Ramjet and Direwolf) who gave some of their spark energy to resurrect Megatron in a more powerful body, allowing him to defeat the forces of the Liege Maximo. After Megatron's execution of the entire Decepticon High Council, save Shrapnel, Soundwave once again acted as Megatron's second in command and coordinated the strike against the Maximo with Ultra Magnus. His fate beyond this is unknown. Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Binomial name Canis dirus Leidy, 1858 The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct member of the genus Canis (wolves, coyotes, jackals, and domestic dogs), and was most common in North America during the pleistocene. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ... In the Transformers Generation Two comic book world, The Liege Maximo was the father of the Decepticons; He was a counterpart to the Prime line, and symbolized all a Decepticon should want to be. ... 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. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


He also appeared in the Furman written Reaching the Omega Point, as one of the Transformers legends (alongside Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock) who came to the aid of the forces of Optimus Primal against the Predacon/Unicron hybrid Shokaract, distracting him long enough for Primus to deal the fatal blow. This refers to the original character. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... 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. ... Shokaract is a character from the Transformers toy line and comic series. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


Fun Publications

Based on the Transformers Classics toy line, the Timelines 2007 story is set 15 years after the end of the Marvel Comics story (ignoring all events of the Marvel U.K. and Generation 2 comics). Megatron survived the crash of the Ark on Earth, reformatted himself into a new form and now leads Astrotrain, Laserbeak, Ramjet, Ravage, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream and the Constructicons. Optimus Prime has also returned to Earth commanding Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Grimlock, Jetfire, Mirage and Rodimus (formerly Hot Rod). When the Cybertronians Skyfall and Landquake arrive on Earth unexpectedly Megatron attempts to destroy them, but Optimus Prime and his Autobots are able to drive Megatron away. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... This refers to the original character. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Cliffjumper is the name of several characters from the Transformers line of toys. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformer Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... Skyfall is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ...


Books

Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream as depicted in the book Autobot's Lightning Strike.
Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream as depicted in the book Autobot's Lightning Strike.

Soundwave was featured in the 1985 Transformers audio books Autobots' Lightning Strike, Laserbeak's Fury and Satellite of Doom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Soundwave appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In Dreamwave's 21st century re-imagining of the Generation 1 continuity, Soundwave was recruited to the Decepticons 9 million years ago through Megatron's underground gladiatorial games, and made head of communications. When a new Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, was chosen, Soundwave was sent along with the Insecticons and Ravage, to attempt to kill him and recover the Matrix for Megatron, but they failed, forcing Megatron to confront Optimus personally. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...


Even in the face of failures such as this, and later the loss of Megatron in an early space bridge experiment, Soundwave's loyalty to the Decepticon cause never wavered, as he remained true to the faction under Shockwave's leadership.

Soundwave
Soundwave

As in most other continuities, the story continues in the traditional manner, with Soundwave a member of the Nemesis crew who attacked the Ark and was sent into stasis when the craft crashed on Earth, awakening again in 1984. After years of fighting on Earth, eventually the combined forces of the Autobots and their human allies were able to defeat and capture the Decepticons. The intent was for the Autobots to take their enemies back to Cybertron aboard a new craft named the Ark II, but just as the ship cleared the atmosphere, it exploded, the victim of machinations by Shockwave, who did not want Prime and Megatron to return to Cybertron yet. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Soundwave's body crashed back to Earth in the Arctic, where he lay inactive for several years, until rogue military scientist Adam Rook, calling himself "Lazarus," recovered and reactivated him, putting him under his control with a program he had developed while studying the Transformers before their explosive departure. Several other Autobots and Decepticons fell to the same fate, and were to be sold on the black market — Soundwave himself was put on display by being sent to attack the Smitco Oil Refinery alongside several other Transformers — but when Megatron liberated himself, Soundwave was soon freed by his leader and assumed his position at his side. The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ...


When Shockwave arranged for the capture and extradition of Prime and Megatron's forces as war criminals, Soundwave was among the captives, but when Starscream jettisoned Megatron into space on the return trip to Cybertron, Soundwave made the best of a bad lot and teamed with Starscream to return to Earth and conquer it, being reunited with Ratbat in the process. Heading back to Earth in a kidnapped Sky Lynx and with the Combaticons now added to their ranks, the Decepticons attacked the Ark in hopes of acquiring parts to make the Nemesis spaceworthy again, however Soundwave, Skywarp and Thundercracker were defeated and thrown in the Ark's brig. When the Combaticons, combined as Bruticus, laid into the vessel, they were freed. In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


It was not much later that the surviving Megatron made contact with Soundwave from space, and Soundwave was all too willing to return to his service, setting up Starscream to fall before Megatron when he returned. And return, Megatron did — but the bankruptcy and subsequent closure of Dreamwave left the rest of the story untold.


Transformers/G.I. Joe

Soundwave also appeared in the Dreamwave Transformers/G.I. Joe series as one of the Decepticons uncovered by Cobra at the start of the Second World War. Transforming into a radio, he was deactivated at the series' close by Grimlock. Although Dreamwave's collapse precluded the completion of the second series, released art and information revealed that Soundwave would have been involved in the conclusion of that series.[2] Cobra Command redirects here. ... 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... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

In Devil's Due's run of G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers comic book miniseries, Soundwave was among the Transformers captured by the ruthless terrorist organization, Cobra when they discovered the Ark. Refitted by Destro, Soundwave was intended to become a battlefield communications station, but when he and the other Decepticons eventually broke free of their control he was damaged in a battle with the Autobots and his parts were captured by the US Government for study. From his data banks, the android SerpentO.R. downloaded information on the history of Cybertron, using it to further the Decepticon goal of conquest. It is indicated that his pre-Earth form was similar to his Dreamwave War Within form. Cobra Command redirects here. ... Destro is a character from G.I. Joe, a military-themed line of toys from Hasbro. ... For other uses, see Android (disambiguation). ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ...


IDW Publishing

Soundwave's first chronological appearance in the rebooted IDW Publishing Generation One universe was in the prequel miniseries, The Transformers: Megatron Origin. In the story, Soundwave works for Senator Ratbat, who takes an interest in the rising gladiator, Megatron. Ratbat sends Soundwave to offer weaponry to Megatron and his followers. Soundwave also assists Megatron with the interrogation of Autobot soldier, Bumper. Soundwave is later jailed along with Megatron and other when Sentinel Prime's forces capture them, but is released by Ratbat. When Megatron's plan is sprung, Soundwave helps Starscream massacre the Autobot Senate. He later confronts Ratbat and forcibly extracts his Spark for implantaion in one of his Cassette bodies. Soundwave's alternate mode appears to be a communication vehicle with tank treads. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Bumper is the name of several character in the Transformers universes. ... Sentinel Prime passing the Matrix to Optimus Sentinel Prime is a character in the Transformers Universe. ...


Sometime later, Soundwave was part of the conference of scientists called by Thunderwing in the The Transformers: Stormbringer, where he refuses to accept Thunderwing's findings that Cybertron was dying. Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ...


Soundwave later received his own Spotlight one-shot, where he was a self-serving and duplicitous Decepticon internal affairs agent. Soundwave was dispatched by Megatron to keep an eye on Bludgeon's investigation of Shockwave's lab. However, he kept quiet about Bludgeon's obsession with the Regenesis project, thinking he could turn it to his advantage. Following him to Earth in 1984, Soundwave monitored Bludgeon's attempts to harvest Ultra Energon and confronted him after he'd acquired it. Horrified to discover they were not planning to use it in a power-play but instead to reanimate Thunderwing (who previously devastated Cybertron), Soundwave attempted to stop them but was trapped in stasis-lock in cassette player mode. It was revealed in the epilogue that two young humans considered buying him at a pawn shop in 2007. Internal Affairs can refer to: Internal Affairs, a 1990 movie[1] starring Richard Gere and Andy Garcia and which was set in the Internal Affairs department of the Los Angeles Police Department. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Technology used by the transformers is either invented by the intelligent robots themselves, or borrowed from other cultures (such as Nucleon). ...


In The Transformers: Escalation #1, Optimus stated there was evidence that Soundwave had been present in Earth's history. (writer Simon Furman has said that Soundwave is due to appear later on in this miniseries, although a more recent interview has indicated that he will not appear in a major capacity until after The Transformers: Devastation [5].) Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and...


"Hearts of Steel"

Soundwave also appeared as one of the Decepticon forces, serving under Starscream in the out-of-continuity The Transformers: Evolutions tale "Hearts of Steel". He appeared as one of Starscream's lieutenants. He was presumably destroyed when John Henry and Bumblebee diverted the Decepticon train convoy into a chasm. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Statue of John Henry outside the town of Talcott in Summers County, WV. John Henry is an African-American folk hero, who has been the subject of numerous songs, stories, plays, and novels. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... In geology, a rift is a place where the Earths lithosphere is expanding. ...


Toys

  • Generation 1 Soundwave (1984)
The original Soundwave toy (and his cassettes) began life as part of Takara's Micro Change line, featuring household objects that transformed into accurately-scaled robots. Incorporated into the Transformers toy line by Hasbro, the figure was packaged with Buzzsaw in the US, and with Rumble in Japan (also including a set of non-functional headphones). The tapes could fit into Soundwave's opening chest door (released by a push of his shoulder-mounted "eject" button), while the interaction level was maintained by his two guns, which turned into AA-sized batteries that could store in a compartment in his back. Cassette tapes that could interact with Soundwave were released regularly until 1988. The Soundwave toy was reissued in Japan in 2004, and in the U.S. in 2006 using the Soundblaster mold.
It is generally thought that the head of the Soundwave toy was the inspiration for the design of the Decepticon symbol.
  • Soundblaster (1987)
A re-mold of the Soundwave toy exclusive to Japan, Soundblaster is cast in black plastic where Soundwave was blue, with a retooled chest door, now made of translucent red plastic and able to hold two cassettes at once. Soundblaster came with a variant edition of Buzzsaw, who had a special sticker on his body that, when viewed through Soundblaster's door, would reveal the weak spots of Fortress Maximus. Soundblaster was reissued in Japan in 2005.
  • Action Master Soundwave (1990)
The non-transforming Action Master incarnation of Soundwave came packaged with a transforming partner named Wingthing, who could become a gun for Soundwave to wield.
Generation 2 Go-Bot Soundwave
Generation 2 Go-Bot Soundwave
  • Go-Bot Soundwave (1995)
The Marvel Comics Generation 2 series concluded before it could feature the Generation 2 toy line's new, distinctly different version of Soundwave from 1995 - a fluorescent yellow, blue and pink Ford Thunderbird stock car Go-Bot, a re-deco of an earlier figure named Gearhead. The figure was later recolored into W.A.R.S. for Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • Laser Cycle Soundwave (unreleased)
Plans existed to repaint the Laser Cycle, Road Pig, into a version of Soundwave featuring his classic color scheme, but the figure was never released.[3]
  • Machine Wars Soundwave (1997)
1997's Machine Wars toy line, released exclusively in KB Toy stores, featured Soundwave as a repaint of the 1992 European and Canadian exclusive figure, Stalker. The toy transforms into a missile tank and, colored in shades of black, gray and maroon, resembled Soundwave only through a similar head sculpt, and a shoulder-mounted weapon, in this case, an electron rocket. His tech spec, however, was clearly based on that of the original Soundwave toy's, with an additional mention of a new nickname for this version of the character: "The Terror Tank."
  • Transtech Soundwave (unreleased)
With the conclusion of the Beast Machines toy line, the initial plan for a follow-up was through the futuristic Transtech series. Although the idea was scrapped in favor of Transformers: Armada, Toronto-based design studio Draxhall Jump produced several designs for characters, including Soundwave.
  • Smallest Transformers Soundwave (2003)
A shrunken interpretation of the original Soundwave toy, released exclusive to Japan, this version of Soundwave even came with its own Ravage, likely the smallest Transformer ever made.
  • Transformers: Universe Soundwave (2004)
A re-deco of Soundwave's Machine Wars figure, this toy was rendered in shades of blue and yellow, perhaps to invoke the original character's color scheme. Packaged with Space Case, the lack of any supporting figure makes the identity of this figure indiscernible, but he may or may not be an alternate-universe incarnation of the original Soundwave.
  • Commemorative Soundwave (2007)
A Toys "R" Us exclusive is said to be near identical to the original toy. This however has one difference from that of the 1984 figure, being that the chest compartment (tape deck door) has been re-molded to hold two cassette Transformers as opposed to one. This version of Soundwave is actually a 'reverse repaint' of the Japanese-exclusive Soundblaster, himself a retooling of the original Soundwave. Commemorative Soundwave includes both Ravage and Laserbeak, two cassettes seen prominently in the original series. [4]
  • Titanium Soundwave (2007)
Two versions of G1 Soundwave were released in the Transformers: Titanium toy line. One was a 3-inch non-transforming version in robot mode. The other is a transformable 6-inch version that transforms into a cassette deck. Both Soundwave's feature die cast metal and plastic parts, and the 6-inch version also includes a transformable Laserbeak. It is also rumored that the larger version would be repainted and released as Soundblaster along with Ravage.
  • Attacktix Soundwave (2007)
Series 2 of the Transformers Attacktix figures included a Generation 1 Soundwave figure.
  • Musiclabel Soundwave (2007)
An MP3 player designed to look like the Generation 1 Soundwave figure. MiniSD cards fit inside his chest compartment, and comes with the shoulder gun, blaster, and alternate hands for holding the gun, making fists, and his "eject" finger. Uses 1 AAA battery. Despite the claim on the box, it can use at least up to a 2 GB memory stick, and play songs over 128kbit/s. In robot mode, he is the same size as Titanium Soundwave, though in "Cassette" mode he is longer and slightly taller. There are also headphones that are sold separately designed to look like Soundwave's minions Rumble and Frenzy.

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Other media

  • Soundwave appears in an episode of Robot Chicken called "Toy Meets Girl." He is portrayed as having retired from the Decepticon Army and obtained honest employment as a transformable portable toilet.
  • Frank Welker reprises his role of Soundwave when he appears again in another Robot Chicken episode Werewolf vs. Unicorn where in the current years it's revealed that because the audio cassette tape and cassette players have long become obsolete and therefore no longer widely used, that his spy tactics now don't work (the people who discovered him in the skit were laughing at his mixtape which was Rumble in his black and red colors being killed). He is later found by Megatron and Shockwave to be on sale on eBay with options to place a bid for 500 dollars or "Buy it now" for 1000 dollars, whereupon Shockwave exclaims "Request permission to buy it now!" The Commemorative Soundwave figure was used in "Werewolf vs. Unicorn."
  • Soundwave made a cameo appearance in the Family Guy episode "The Courtship of Stewie's Father" as Peter's new supervisor. In it, Soundwave releases a framed photograph from his cassette deck cavity, of himself and a human woman named Denise, who Soundwave proclaims is his wife, whom he met in a Christian chat room. [6]
  • Soundwave appears in the Sealab 2021 episode "Hail, Squishface" as a toy on an Asian girl's cart, who sells Capt. Murphy Gloop, from the show The Herculoids.
  • A music video featuring Soundwave and a robot similar to Rumble and Frenzy named Lazer (though purely white in colour) breakdancing has surfaced throughout the Internet since 2000. The video contains audio clips from both the animated series and Transformers: The Movie alongside music.
  • As Soundwave's Transformers Universe profile is so out of sync with how his character is portrayed, fans cerated a new one, focusing on his friendship with Megatron and his loyalty and also his cassettes, who he sees as his children - and as his 'official' motto "Cries and screams are music to my ears" does not fit in with his character at all, since Soundwave revels in silent contemplation, so the fans gave him a new motto, "The Secrets of the Universe reveal themselves to those who listen."

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Beast Wars

Transformers character
Soundwave
Affiliation Mutant
Sub-Group Basic Beasts
Function Warrior
Motto "From the sky to the sea, they will fear and respect me."
Alternate Modes Alligator/Bat
Series Beast Wars

A character named Soundwave — but with no relation to the original character — was released as part of the Beast Wars Mutants sub-line in 2000. However, although Beast Wars officially exists in the same continuity as a version of the Generation 1 universe and its Soundwave (who made a brief cameo in the Beast Wars episode The Agenda, Part III), this character has no connection to the original Decepticon. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Soundwave_bw. ... Mutants Razor Claw, Icebird, Soundwave and Poison Bite. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


As a Mutant, this Soundwave transforms from bat to alligator, with no robot mode. Due to his in-built radar in bat mode, and crushing jaws in alligator mode, he excels at a variety of missions. However, due to his situation, Soundwave is a dark and bitter character. He has an ultra-sensitive internal radar in bat mode, and in alligator mode, his tail can send seismic shockwaves through the ground.


Animated series

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


IDW Publishing

This version of Soundwave also appeared in IDW Publishing's Beast Wars: The Gathering miniseries. Activated on Earth by Magmatron and a group of Predacons from the future, Soundwave and the mutants emerged from their stasis pods and took up residence in a swamp that they quickly made their own. When a group newly-activated Predacons lead by Transquito ventured through the swamp on a mission they were attacked by the Mutants. Poison Bite attacked Retrax, Soundwave attacked Powerpinch and Icebird attacked Transquito. Deciding the swamp wasn't worth their lives, Scourge and Insecticon fled. However, in "The Ascending" it is revealed that Powerpinch, Transquito and Retrax survived. As Powerpinch was thrown back at the predacons presumably he was carried off, Transquito must have evaded Icebird's attack and managed to escape, and Retrax probably escaped by beating off, or possibly killing, Posion bite. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Beast Wars Magmatron vs. ... 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. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


3H Enterprises

Mutants Razor Claw, Icebird, Soundwave and Poison Bite.
Mutants Razor Claw, Icebird, Soundwave and Poison Bite.

In Transformers: Universe - The Wreckers the Mutants traveled to Cybertron and sought the guidance of the Oracle computer, seeking a cure for their condition. What they didn't know is that the Oracle was under the influence of the Quintessons. The Mutants were sent to the outer Orion Cluster. Once there they were captured by the Quintessons, found in contempt by the five-faced aliens, and destroyed in an attack by a swarm of Sharkticons. Image File history File links Mutants-transformers. ... Image File history File links Mutants-transformers. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... Icebird is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ... Poison Bite is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ... Sharkticons are fictional robots from the Transformers universe. ...


Toys

  • Beast Wars Mutants (2000)
Although the Beast Wars toy line had concluded in 1998, this sub-line was released during the Beast Machines era. Although the figures lack robot modes, they all feature vestigial robotic components — such as Soundwave's robot head, concealed within his bat mouth. A re-deco of the figure known as Leatherneck was intended for release in Transformers: Universe, but did not come to fruition.

Beast Machines is an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment and distribuited by Universal Pictures that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is a television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ...

Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers character

Cybertron Voyager Soundwave toy in robot and jet modes.
Soundwave
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Voyagers
Micro Vehicles
Function Information Staff
Partner Laserbeak (Killer Condor)
Motto "Audible rebellion is melody." (Takara)
"That's just how we roll, dawg." (Hasbro)
Alternate Modes Planet X slealth jet resembling a F-117 Nighthawk
Series Transformers: Cybertron
Voiced by Gary Chalk/Robert O. Smith (English)
Taketora (Japanese)

In Transformers: Cybertron, Soundwave is the second Transformer from the mysterious Planet X. He transforms into a Planet X Jet and is partnered with a smaller robot called Laserbeak (Killer Condor in Japan). In the English dub of this series, he has a more "human-sounding" voice, though at the same time, like his G1 counterpart, he also has a synthesized robotic-sounding voice (the human sounding voice is more prominent however), which is counterbalanced by his tendency (in the English dub) to speak like a modern DJ — using terms like "He got served" and "Peace out, bots" and calling the battlefield, "The Floor." Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 352 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 850 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is the a picture of the Transformers Cybertron Soundwave toy by Hasbro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Laserbeak (with various spellings) is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the stealth fighter. ... Gary Chalk is an illustator and model-maker who is perhaps best known for his contributions to the Lone Wolf series of gamebooks written by Joe Dever. ... Robert O. Smith is a voice actor who does the soldiers and guards in Hulk, Kaijinbo in InuYasha and Genma Saotome in Ranma 1/2 Hulk - soldiers and guards InuYasha - Kaijinbo Ranma 1/2 - Genma Saotome Pocket Dragon Adventures - Sparkle Billy the Cat - Manx/Sanctifur Maison Ikkoku - Kyokos father... Sideways and Planet X Planet X is a planet in the animated television series, Transformers: Cybertron. ... Laserbeak (with various spellings) is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ...


The package bio for Soundwave mentions that Planet X itself may be a total deception, and that it is actually a term the agents use to refer to their service to Unicron. Although he and Sideways are the survivors of a dead civilization, they actually serve Unicron throughout space and time as his heralds in taking over new worlds to replace his loss of previous forms. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term Herald of Unicron is an unofficial term that refers to a Transformer that has served as a minion of the Transformers villain, Unicron. ...


Soundwave is armed with two cannons, and can hide himself behind holograms when working in conjunction with Laserbeak. This article is about the photographic technique. ...


Animated series

Soundwave first makes his appearance in the episode Titan, offering to lead Megatron and his minions to the planet Gigantion. In his first encounter with the Autobots he fought Optimus Prime and Wing Saber in their Sonic Wing mode and was able to hold his own in combat until Megatron was defeated by Metroplex and the Decepticons retreated. 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. ... Metroplex (in shadow) and Giant Planet Gigantion, or Giant Planet, is a fictional planet home to giant Transformers in the animated television program, Transformers: Cybertron; it is referred to as Gigalonia in Transformers: Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of the show. ...


Shortly after they arrived on Gigantion and there Megatron was upgraded into Galvatron, Soundwave abandoned the Decepticons, and joined up with his counterpart, Sideways. During a battle with the Autobot Cybertron Defense Team, he revealed the history of his world, and how they desired the Cyber Planet Keys to get revenge on the inhabitants of Gigantion. Sideways is a fictional character from various Transformers universes. ... Cyber Planet Keys A Cyber Planet Key (Planet Force in Galaxy Force) is one of four mystical items that form the crux of Transformers: Cybertrons plot; in order to stop the black hole that is threatening the universe, the Autobots must gather all four. ...


Later, he and Sideways attempted to intervene in the epic battle between Galvatron and Starscream in order to claim the Planet Keys and Omega Lock, only to be sent into another universe by the distortion caused by the two fighters' conflict. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Omega Lock (called the Chip Square in Japan) is a device in the Transformers: Cybertron (called Transformers: Galaxy Force in Japan) cartoon series that, along with the Cyber Planet Keys, is needed to stop the black hole which threatens to consume Cybertron and the entire universe. ...


However, Soundwave would appear later, when Starscream reached out to Galvatron across dimensions, seemingly trapped along with him and Sideways. However, Starscream seemed to have returned by the series' end, which meant that the same possibility existed for both Sideways and Soundwave.


Soundwave is the only major transformer in the series who never summons his Cyber Key. In his toy version, his Cyber Key opens his chest compartment to store Laserbeak or one of his two cannons. In his first appearance to the Autobots, Soundwave demonstrates the ability to do this without the aid of a Cyber Key.


IDW Publishing

The Cybertron incarnation of Soundwave was among the characters to appear in the comic strip published exclusively through the Transformers Collectors Club, arriving on the planet itself to observe Vector Prime, Sentinel Maximus and Omega Prime after their defeat of Unicron's heralds, Nemesis Prime and Ramjet, and capture of the Dead Matrix. Dispatching Laserbeak to recover the Dead Matrix from its place in storage, Soundwave threw the talisman into the black hole that had been created by the collapse of Unicron, allowing the Chaos Bringer's Spark to escape and infiltrate the planet Yst, which he corrupted and transformed into his new body. Soundwave would link up with his master, and watch the unfolding carnage of a Mini-Con civil war. However, when Unicron chose that moment to attack, Soundwave was attacked by several Mini-Cons, including Scythe and Perceptor. Unable to hit the smaller Mini-Cons, Soundwave fled with Unicron when Primus awoke. Vector Prime Vector Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers: Cybertron television series. ... Sentinel Maximus is a character from the comic series Transformers: Universe. ... Transformers: Robots in Disguise Omega Primes face. ... Nemesis Prime is the group name of several characters from the Transformers storyline. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... 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. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


Toys

  • Transformers: Cybertron (2005)
The first actual homage to the original Soundwave in modern times, the Cybertron toy transforms not into a tape deck, but a sleek alien stealth fighter. Beyond this, however, the nods to the original character are many, from his head design, his multi-barreled shoulder cannon to his opening chest door, activated by his Cyber Key. Soundwave comes with a new incarnation of Laserbeak, who transforms into a battery bomb that can store within Soundwave's chest compartment.
  • Galaxy Force Soundblaster
A black repaint of Soundwave, predictably named Soundblaster, was released exclusively in Japan through Takara's "Toy's Dream Project" series. Whether or not he is the same character as Soundwave is unknown.
  • Legends of Cybertron (2006)
A Micro class Soundwave was released in the third wave of the Legends of Cybertron toy line. It came without Laserbeak. In 2007 a Target store exclusive value pack of four Voyager class Cybertron toy was released. It included Jetfire, Megatron, Optimus Prime and Soundwave. All identical to their original releases.

Cyber Planet Keys A Cyber Planet Key (Planet Force in Galaxy Force) is one of four mystical items that form the crux of Transformers: Cybertrons plot; in order to stop the black hole that is threatening the universe, the Autobots must gather all four. ...

2007 Transformers film

Early design for Blackout/Soundwave
Early design for Blackout/Soundwave

Almost from the moment the live action Transformers movie was announced in 2004, producer Don Murphy and the production team made it clear they did not want to feature mass/size shifting in transformation (excluding the Allspark), due to concerns over realism. With this process an inherent part of Soundwave's tape deck alternate mode, there was some discussion over whether or not to change it, or to include the character in the film at all. It was announced by Hasbro at SCDD 2004 that movie Soundwave would be a helicopter. [5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Don Murphy (born ca. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In general, a tape recorder, tape deck, or tape machine is any device that records a fluctuating signal by moving a strip of magnetic tape across a tape head, which is a strong electromagnet. ...


Early leaked movie scripts proposed that his alternate mode would be a helicopter, but animatics shown at the 2005 Comic Con were poorly received. This led to a rethink, with the eventual helicopter character rechristened Blackout. For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... Blackout is the name of four different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


2006 script reviews named Soundwave as a spying boombox on Air Force One, able to transform into a small robot, but eventually, this character was amended to being Frenzy, with Don Murphy stating that Soundwave will be reserved for a future sequel, until they can "do him right". For the box set by No Doubt, see Boom Box (No Doubt box set). ... For the current aircraft, see Boeing VC-25. ... Frenzy is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Don Murphy (born ca. ...


In a USA Today online fan poll, Soundwave was one of the 10 Transformers that the fans wanted in the sequel, winning with 20% of the votes.[7] USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


When the film was released on DVD a special on-line content from Best Buy showed early animation footage of Blackout as a blue helicopter with a head that resembled Soundwave.


2008 Transformers Animated

Toy

  • Soundwave (Deluxe, 2008)

Not much known about this animation yet, but it is suppose to be airing in January 2008, starting with its 90 minute movie, on Cartoon Network. Soundwave is going to be in it and instead of him turning into a boombox, he now turns into a Scion xB and his minion Laserbeak now transforms into a guitar. [6] The Scion xB is a vehicle made by Toyota for the United States market and sold under their youth-oriented Scion brand. ... Look up Minion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Laserbeak (with various spellings) is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?view=&char_id=6
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  5. ^ http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=5436
  6. ^ http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2007/08/guide-to-knowing-your-transformers.html

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