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Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. Thundercracker is almost always depicted as a blue color Decepticon who turns into a jet fighter. In many different incarnations, Thundercracker is classified as one of the Seekers. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character

box artwork
Thundercracker
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Seekers
Action Master
Basic Vehicles
Function Warrior
Aerial Assault
Rebel Warrior (Machine Wars)
Partner Skywarp
Motto "The deadliest weapon is terror."
"The best weapon is terror!" (Machine Wars)
"The ringing in your ears is the sound of your own destruction." (Classics)
Alternate Modes JAS 39 Gripen Cybertronian Jet F-15 Eagle
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Machine Wars
Transformers: Robot Masters
Transformers: Titanium
Voiced by John Stephenson, Wally Burr (in the G1 episode War Dawn) (English)
Yutaka Shimaka (Japanese)

Thundercracker is one of the original Decepticon Seekers from the first year of the series. 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 Download high resolution version (503x609, 66 KB) Summary packaging artwork for a toy released in 1984 by Hasbro, found on www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... John Stephenson (b. ... Wally Burr is an American voice actor and director. ... Yutaka Shimaka ) (May 6, 1949 - ) is a male seiyū from Nagano Prefecture. ...


Animated series

Thundercracker was one of the first Decepticons to awaken on Earth in 1984. After laying dormant for four million years, he shared the same Earthen appearance as Starscream and Skywarp and is usually allied with them during attacks. The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Often chafing under Starscream's self-importance and glory-seeking, he seemed to dislike Starscream and exploited reasons to undermine his authority, such as letting the Autobot Skyfire destroy one of their secret weapons merely so Starscream would get the blame. Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Thundercracker had few prominent roles. In the episode War Dawn Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker kidnapped half of Earth's world leaders, but were pursued by the Aerialbots. Unable to lose the Aerialbots, the Decepticons dumped the leaders out at high altitude, forcing the Autobots to break off and save the leaders. 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. ...


In the year 2005, Thundercracker was present during the battle for Autobot City, and was gunned down by Optimus Prime. With the subsequent defeat of their leader, Megatron, the Decepticons were forced to retreat. However, there were too many Decepticons aboard Astrotrain (who served as an impromptu escape vehicle), and Thundercracker was among those few Decepticons too weakened to put up a fight to stay on board. Being cast out into space, the damaged Decepticons drifted into the path of Unicron, and Thundercracker's body was used to create Scourge, one of Galvatron's new warriors. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


In the season 3 episode, Starscream's Ghost, Thundercracker appears to have a grave--or at least a commemorative marker--in the Decepticon crypt.


Marvel Comics

Thundercracker attacks
Thundercracker attacks

In the Marvel comics series, Thundercracker was depicted as one of Starscream's lieutenants, along with fellow Seeker Skywarp. (This point was driven home by the fact that while Thundercracker's colors were noticeably different from both Starscream and Skywarp, in the comics he was colored a dark, almost black shade of blue with only the colors of their wing stripes -- when drawn in -- made the two look different.) Frequently in the early issues, Thundercracker is seen fighting alongside Skywarp, although Thundercracker was shown to be a smarter fighter. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


One of the original ten Decepticons that fell to Earth in the Ark.Thundercracker was reactivated and given the Earth mode of an F-15 jet. He would participate in many of the early battles against the Autobots - until a disastrous raid by Megatron led to Thundercracker, along with Starscream, Skywarp, Buzzsaw, Rumble and Frenzy, getting deactivated by Omega Supreme. In the US continuity Thundercracker was eventually rescued along with the other captive Decepticons, by Ratbat's forces, although he returned much earlier in the UK comics, where he was displaced to a limbo dimension by the arrival of future Autobots alongside Frenzy and Shockwave, where they had to work with Optimus Prime, Prowl and Ratchet to survive. He would then participate in the battles against Scorponok's Decepticons and then against the Autobots using their united force. None realised, however, that it was all a ruse by Starscream to gain the power of the Underbase for himself. The Autobots and Decepticons would then unite to stop him, but Starscream's power was too great, and Thundercracker was one of those deactivated by his former wingmate. He was not seen again until the G2 comic, where he seemingly took command of the Decepticon aerial contingent against the forces of Jhiaxus. The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Buzzsaw is the name of several fictional characters in the fictional Transformers universes. ... 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. ... Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... This refers to the original character. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ...


According to his expanded Transformer's Universe biography, Thundercracker is unique among his fellow Decepticons in that he has a certain amount of pity for the humans they continually endanger or kill. He doesn't see the point of killing humans just to kill them as some of his fellows do, although he is very careful not to reveal this. No matter what small amount of sympathy Thundercracker feels for humans, his sense of self-preservation (and fear of what Megatron would do if he found out) outweighs it. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Thundercracker could always fly, even before joining the Decepticons. He was recruited as a Decepticon under the leadership of Megatron in his war against the Autobots on the planet Cybertron. Thundercracker became a member of the elite Seekers under Aerospace Commander Starscream. He often worked with fellow Seeker Skywarp. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


Skywarp and Thundercracker launched an attack against the city of Altihex, where they killed the Autobot named Overhaul and routed Grimlock and his group of Autobots. Later, Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker attacked the city of Protihex under the orders of Megatron, but this time Grimlock launched a successful counterattack. If not for Skywarp's ability to teleport to safety, the Decepticons may have not escaped alive. After Megatron's disappearance, Thundercracker remained loyal to the Decepticons. Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Because he was part of Megatron's loyal inner circle, Thundercracker was chosen as a member of the crew of the Nemesis when Megatron launched it to attack the Ark, an Autobot ship. Both ships fought, and after the Decepticons boarded the Ark, it crashed on the planet Earth. All on board were placed in emergency stasis lock for millions of years. The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


In the Earth year 1984, a volcanic explosion awakened the Ark. The Ark's computer, Teletran One, reformatted all on board to be able to assume the forms of Earth machines. Thundercracker, like Starscream and Skywarp, was given the form of an F-15 fighter jet. Eventually the combined forces of the Autobots on Earth, and their human allies were able to capture the Decepticons. A ship called the Ark II was built to take the Cybertonians back to Cybertron, along with some human companions, but the ship exploded shortly after takeoff. The human allies were killed, but the Cybertonians were lost in the ocean, again in stasis lock.


After being awoken again Thundercracker and the other Decepticons on Earth returned to Cybertron with Shockwave, but he later returned to Earth under the command of Starscream. He was captured along with Soundwave and Skywarp by the Autobots and locked in cells on board the Ark. They escaped when the Ark was attacked by Bruticus (Transformers: Generation One III #1). Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... 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. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

In this re-imagining of the Generation One story, the Ark was discovered by the terrorist Cobra organization. All the Transformers inside were formatted into Cobra vehicles. They were to be remotely controlled by the Televipers, Cobra soldiers proficent in communication systems.


Thundercraker, who in this continuity, transformed into a Cobra Rattler, was going to be piloted by Major Bludd during an Autobot invasion. Thundercracker had ideas of his own. Changing into robot mode, Bludd is crushed to death inside his cockpit. Major Bludd (Sebastian Bludd), is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series of the 1980s. ...


Thundercracker made no further appearances and was likely deactivated with the rest of the Decepticons.


IDW Publishing

After Dreamwave's closure, the rights to the Transformers comics were awarded to IDW Publishing. The rebooted Generation One continuity borrowed from many previous sources, included the animated series, as well as the Marvel and Dreamwave comic books, but also featured many new and unexplored ideas and origins. Chronologically, Thundercracker made his first appearance in The Transformers: Megatron Origin, joining the criminal gladiator, Megatron. He, along with his fellow Seekers, played a role in Megatron's plan to cause a rash of terror throughout Cybertron. Thundercracker soon became a member of the Decepticons. Much later, chronologically, in The Transformers: Infiltration, Starscream is in command of a small group of Decepticons on Earth consisting of Skywarp, Thundercracker, Astrotrain, Blitzwing, and the Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck. Starscream had discovered an Energon ore on Earth that was the Transformer equivalent of steroids, making him bold enough to advance their infiltration phase ahead of schedule. However, humans somehow obtained evidence of the Transformers' existence, derailing Starscream's plans. Thundercracker has so far been seen chasing Ratchet to kill several humans who discovered the Decepticons' presence on Earth. When Megatron finally arrived at the Decepticons' base on Earth to destroy Starscream, Thundercracker was one of the four Decepticons (along with Runabout, Runamuck, and Astrotrain) who stood between Megatron and Starscream — and who promptly surrendered to him without a fight. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into [[::Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)|Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)]]. ([[: talk:Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)|Discuss]]) For more details, please see Runabout and Runamuck Battlechargers was the name of a sub-group of Decepticons in the Transformers... Runabout is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Runamuck is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Thundercracker reappeared in The Transformers: Escalation, warned by Megatron that no further treachery would be tolerated. Thundercracker then accompanied a repaired Skywarp on a bombing mission to stir up trouble between the humans. Later, he returned to Brasnya with Skywarp after his wingmate had been damaged by Autobots, damaging Hot Rod severely and killing the facsimile. However, they were forced to flee when Megatron called for pickup after his Ore-13 was expended. His alternate mode here is that of an F-22 Raptor, the successor to his original Generation One F-15 Eagle alternate jet mode. Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... “F-22” redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is an all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ...


The Transformers: Evolutions: Hearts of Steel

Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp concept art in IDW's Hearts of Steel.

Thundercracker and the other Seekers also appeared in the mini-series The Transformers: Evolutions: Hearts of Steel. In this alternate reality tale, Thundercracker served as Starscream's right-hand 'bot. He was presumably destroyed when Bumblebee and John Henry managed to send the entire Decepticon rail convoy into a chasm. Like his fellow Seekers, Thundercracker originally had a beast alternate mode and was later reformatted to an 18th Century flying machine.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Decepticon_planes-hos. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Decepticon_planes-hos. ... This phrase may be used: to refer to a group of computer games called Alternate Reality. as another way of describing the concept of a parallel universe in physics or metaphysics. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... In the 2006 Transformers Evolutions: Hearts of Steel. ...


Toys

  • Generation 1 Thundercracker (1984)
The original Thundercracker toy was originally part of the Japanese Diaclone toyline, and was imported to become part of the Transformers toyline by Hasbro in 1984. In jet mode, the toy is 21cm long (a scale of 1:93, suggesting that Thundercracker's 14cm robot mode would be about 13m tall). In what is considered to be a major drawback to the toy, the majority of its parts have to be removed for transformation, and it is rare to find a totally complete one, since no single mode can hold all the parts.
Due to what appears to be a mistake in production, the tech spec ratings for Skywarp and Starscream were seemingly swapped, since Starscream is described as the leader and fastest of the three jets in the text, yet the numbers show Skywarp as faster and having a higher ranking. Most accounts indicate that Thundercracker's tech specs were correct, however.
  • Action Masters Thundercracker (1991)
A repaint of Action Master Starscream with new accessories, this toy was only released in Europe. The color scheme does not resemble the original, and is considered garish by some. Thundercracker comes with a jet which he can ride or wear as armor when it is transformed. This version of Thundercracker does not appear in any official Transformers fiction.His bio was much the same as the original toy bio, portraying him as a vicious flyer who enjoys taking his enemies apart by causing them to crash - either by shooting them down, or by nosediving and pulling up at the last second, letting his foes slam into the ground.
  • Machine Wars Thundercracker (1997)
A basic sized flip changer. Sharing the same mold as fellow Decepticon Skywarp, Thundercracker was a "flip-changer" jet where if the toy's nosecone was pressed down, the toy would automatically transform to robot mode. It is difficult to determine where the Machine Wars characters are placed within the overall Transformers storyline as there was no fictional material other than their tech specs. Machine Wars characters are usually considered future or alternate reality versions of the main G1/G2 characters which was never expanded upon.
His tech spec was similar to his original G1 bio in that Thundercracker believed in the Decepticon cause, still possessed of a fierce independent streak. Believing himself superior to anything that can't fly Thundercracker uses terror-causing tactics and his traditional sonic boom attack to destroy his enemies.
  • Smallest Transformers Thundercracker (2004)
This redeco of Smallest Transformers Starscream was only released in limited numbers as a chase item in the blind packed Smallest Transformers line.
  • Robot Masters Thundercracker (2005)
Thundercracker is a repaint of Robot Masters Starscream and was released in a package with Robot Masters Skywarp. Apart from his new chest missiles, he is the exact same character as his original appearance, only with a red stripe in his abdomen and more black in jet mode. Thundercracker did not appear in any Robot Masters fiction.
  • Transformers: Titanium Thundercracker 6 inch (2006)
A new 6" Thundercracker toy based on his 'The War Within' design was unveiled on the 8th March by an internet store. A day later the pictures were taken down at the request of Hasbro. This version of Thundercracker seems to be based on his appearance in the Dreamwave War Within comics series. [1]
This toy was later repainted as a War Within Starscream.
  • Transformers: Titanium Thundercracker 3 inch (2006)
A second Titanium Thundercracker, a 3 inch one based on his Generation 1 form was released. This one is a repaint of the 3 inch Starscream.
  • Classics Thundercracker (2007)
A BotCon 2007 exclusive Thundercracker figure was announced and released at the end of June 2007 along with four other figures (including two additional seekers, Dirge and Thrust). Thundercracker is a straight redeco of Classics Starscream and Skywarp. The release of this figure as a high-priced, limited run convention exclusive, instead of a brick-and-mortar retail release, has caused a divide among fans as half the official Classics Seekers are rendered unattainable for those who could not preorder them, attend the convention or afford the set second-hand.


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Transformers: Armada

Transformers character
Thundercracker
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Seekers
Partner Zapmaster
Motto "Taste the cruel bite of my vicious weaponry."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Jet
Series Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Energon
Voiced by Ty Ollyson (English)

Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ...

Animated series

Transformers: Armada Thundercracker was used in the television show as Starscream's Super Mode, instead of as a separate character as originally intended. When Starscream gets the upgrade he quotes: "I look like Thundercracker." This began a trend which was prominent during Transformers: Energon where Hasbro released toys that were repainted from another as a separate character with a different name, even though the show depicted the repaint as an upgrade to the original character. This was because the show's creators did not like to use repainted toys as separate characters. To cement the character of Starscream as being separate from the toy character he now looked like, the American version of the show added a line of dialog where Starscream remarked that "he looked like Thundercracker", implying an off-screen character that Starscream somehow knew. Thundercracker's Mini-Con is called Zapmaster, a gray repaint of Starscream's Mini-Con, Swindle. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... 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. ... Swindle is the name given to five different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Thundercracker's only fictional appearance was in a flashback scene in the Transformers: Energon comic #30 and #31, as one of the Decepticons being led into battle by Scorponok. Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


While not much was known about Thundercracker, the Dreamwave Productions' More Than Meets the Eye biography series filled in some of the gaps. It reveals that Thundercracker was one of Megatron's elite aerial troops, and was responsible for training Starscream and Skywarp. Eventually he grew disenchanted with Megatron and disappeared. Resurfacing shortly before the battles on Earth, and now with a Mini-Con partner, he seemed to become a mercenary. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... This article 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. ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ...


Like Starscream, Thundercracker can use one of his wings as an Energon blade and is a lethal martial fighter. However, in seeming reference to his original Marvel bio, his only weakness is his self-doubt. Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ...


Toys

  • Armada Thundercracker
A repaint of Armada Starscream. Mini-Con Zapmaster is a repaint of Swindle.

Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers character

Thundercracker
Thundercracker
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Deluxe Vehicles
Function Airman
Motto "You see my strength?"
Alternate Modes Sukhoi Su-37 Terminator
Series Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Universe
Voiced by Mark Oliver (English)
Kazunari Tanaka (Japanese)

Thundercracker, only mentioned off-screen in Transformers: Armada , finally made his appearance on screen in Transformers: Cybertron. Originally released alone, Thundercracker was later packaged with a Mini-Con partner as a Wal-Mart-exclusive but is unable to powerlinx with the Mini-Con. Although Armada Thundercracker did appear in the Dreamwave comics, he was portrayed very differently from the Cybertron character. 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 C_thundercracker. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Sukhoi Su-37 (NATO designation: Flanker-F) is a Russian multi-role jet fighter aircraft. ... Mark Oliver is a voice actor who who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Kazunari Tanaka , born April 8 in Osaka) is a seiyū who works for Aoni Production. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


As a character, Thundercracker is a Deception highly distinguished for his love of battle. This excessive blood-lust affects the entire Decepticon group. What he lacks in skills, Megatron recognizes Thundercracker's talent for encouraging the troop's fighting spirit. He always has his sights on target in either robot or jet mode. He speaks with a distinctive southern "drawl" accent.


Animated series

Originally appearing as one of the Decepticons under Megatron, Thundercracker was paired with Starscream to search for the Omega Lock on Earth, using his Earthen alternate mode to great advantage. He scanned an aircraft and transforms into the Su-37 and attacked Landmine. He had a rivalry with the Autobot Jetfire over who was the superior flyer. However, he was unaware that his wingmate harbored ambitions of his own. When Starscream gave Megatron a Planet Map to search for the remaining Cyber Planet Keys , the map turned out to be a fake and Thundercracker, along with Megatron, Ransack and Mudflap were trapped in a steel globe until they were freed by Scourge. The Decepticons often ride on him alot. 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. ... Categories: Military stubs | Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft 1990-1999 ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the 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. ... Ransack is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Mudflap (Demolishor in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Subsequently, Thundercracker was present for many more battles against both the Autobots and Starscream's ancient Decepticons. On one occasion, when Galvatron (a recreated Megatron) needed the Decepticons to distract the Autobots while he used the power of the Cyber Planet Keys to control the Grand Black Hole, he used the power of the keys to turn Dark Crumplezone, Ransack, Thunderblast and Thundercracker into giants, rivaling the size of the Giant Planet Transformers. Thundercracker even took on Optimus Prime himself, but was jumped by Hot Shot and Jetfire, distracting him long enough for Prime to pursue Galvatron. After the fight, the Decepticons returned to normal size. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Crumplezone is the name of two fictional characters in various Transformers universes. ... Thunderblast is the name of two fictional characters, both of them from the Transformers Cybertron series. ... 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. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ...


After Galvatron's defeat and the closing of the black hole, his minions realized that Galvatron had never had any intentions of helping his minions escape the Black Hole disaster in the first place. Thundercracker and the remaining Decepticons abandoned their allegiance to Galvatron and considered themselves free.


When the Autobots attempted to use a gigantic rocket to move the Jungle Planet back into its orbit, Galvatron attacked and damaged the rocket. The Jungle Planet threatened to crash into Cybertron. Much to the Autobots' surprise, the four Decepticons helped Scourge and the Autobots to move the rocket boosters back into place. Scourge and Jungle Planet Jungle Planet (Also called the Beast Planet on occasion) is a fictional planet home to beastial Transformers in the animated television program, Transformers: Cybertron; it is referred to as Animatros in the Japanese version of the series, Transformers: Galaxy Force. ...


After Galvatron's death, Thundercracker, in an attempt to continue being active, allied himself with the Autobots by taking part in construction work on Earth. He wanted to be an Autobot and never lose (even though he didn't know how to make the Autobot symbol appear on his body he just put on a badly drawn one). He was forced back to the Decepticon ranks by Thunderblast, Dark Crumplezone and Ransack, who self-declared themselves as the new Decepticon army. Predictably, the hapless group didn't get far: the credits montage that closed the series showed they had crashed on what appeared to be Mars. Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ...


Toys

Cybertron Thundercracker
Cybertron Thundercracker
  • Cybertron Deluxe Thundercracker
The deluxe sized toy of Thundercracker was sold by itself in 2005, as well as packaged with the Mini-Con Downshift and a Tiny-Tin as a promotion at Wal-Mart stores, then again packaged with the Autobot Crosswise as a Target exclusive. In 2006 a Micro sized Thundercracker toy was sold. The original deluxe sized Thundercracker was recolored into Cybertron Skywarp. [2]
Thundercracker's tech specs by both Hasbro and Takara revealed more about him. The Takara bio noted that he was excessively eager to go into battle, in turn inspiring the Decepticons who fought with him — which is why Megatron keeps him around. His Hasbro bio is indicates that, like the original G1 Thundercracker, his main power is his ability to create deafening sonic booms in combat. Rather oddly, the unlockable content on Hasbro's website indicates he is also somewhat of a practical joker.
Initially sold by himself, later versions of Thundercracker were packaged with others toys. The Wal-Mart-exclusive Mini-Con pack would explain how Thundercracker got his Mini-Con partner Downshift, snatching him from under the Autobot's noses in one of his trademark fear causing missions. What he didn't realize was that Downshift was as dedicated to creating chaos as him, and the two formed an alliance to terrorize the Autobots on Earth.
In 2006, a Target store exclusive 2-pack called the "Ground to Air Blast Pack" included Cybertron Crosswise and Thundercracker. The toys were identical to their original ones, and the front included a brief mention of how the Autobot Bounty Hunter was hunting the Decepticon criminal Thundercracker. His tech spec indicates that his desire to blast Autobots isn't out of any sort of sadism — it simply keeps him out of Megatron's way when the Decepticon leader is looking for someone to take his frustration out on.
A value 2-pack repackaging Cybertron Excellion and Thundercracker in Transformers: Universe packaging was first seen online in September 2007, called "Opposites Attack".
Micro Thundercracker
  • Legends of Cybertron Thundercracker
Besides his original release as a Deluxe-sized figure, a Micro-class Thundercracker was released in wave 4 of the Legends of Cybertron line. This toy was later repainted as Micro-class Jetfire.


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2007 Transformers film

Transformers character
Thundercracker
Affiliation Decepticon
Function Aerial Assault
Alternate Modes F-22 Raptor
Series Transformers movie toys

Though Thundercracker did not appear in the 2007 live-action film, a blue repaint of the Starscream toy will be released as the name 'Thundercracker' with a new head mold.[3] Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “F-22” redirects here. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Thundercracker also has a small role in the Transformers video game, most of all on the PSP version, in which one can play as the character in multi-player mode. Thundercracker is a minion of Shockwave, and spends most of his time transporting the Decepticon from place to place. He also meets Blackout and Shockwave after the Decepticons attack the base in Qatar. He speaks a few lines and later rescues Shockwave from a U.S. military base. Thundercracker eventually is interrogated (and likely deactivated) by Autobots Hound and Trailbreaker at a sports stadium, in the former's quest for information about what exactly the Decepticons are doing on earth. The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Blackout is the name of four different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ... Trailbreaker (Glouton in Canada, Tuono in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers toy line and animated television series. ...


Toys

  • Movie Voyager Class Thundercracker (2007)
A light-blue recolor of Voyager Class Starscream, featuring an alternate head sculpt. Turns into an F-22 Raptor as most airborne jet Decepticons.

Other Media

Thundercracker appeared in the Robot Chicken episode "Junk in the Trunk." He was seen with the other Decepticons using a dam to stock-pile Energon cubes until the Autobots attacked. Robot Chicken is an Emmy Award-Winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of Bravos Adult Swim... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... 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. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18142
  2. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=16544
  3. ^ "Transformers Movie Thundercracker", Seibertron.com, 2007-08-20. Retrieved on 2007-08-20. 

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Thundercracker later participated in Megatron's attack on San Francisco, where he followed Starscream's orders to maintain formation and drop cluster bombs on the Autobot giant Superion, forcing the Aerialbots to split into their separate component robots.
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Thundercracker is the name given to several fictional characters in the Transformers Universes.
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