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Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. Various Transformers toys. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers Character
Thunderwing
Affiliation Decepticon
Sub-Group Pretenders (Transformers)
Function Aerial Espionage
Motto "Cover yourself with lies and no one will find you."
Alternate mode(s) Cybertronian Jet
Series Transformers: Generation 1

Various Transformers toys. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ...

Marvel Comics

Thunderwing as he appeared in Marvel's Generation 1 comic, drawn by Geoff Senior
Thunderwing as he appeared in Marvel's Generation 1 comic, drawn by Geoff Senior

Thunderwing had a prominent role in Marvel's Transformers comic book as a Decepticon warlord, first appearing in #60 of the US comic. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Geoff Senior is a British artist, best known for his work in the comic book field in the 1980s, mainly for Marvel UK. Senior is perhaps best remembered for his art for the Marvel Transformers series. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Thunderwing had several appearances in the UK comics which predate his appearance in US #60, showing how Thunderwing rose from being a young, promising warlord to leader of the Decepticons. His first chronological appearance was in a text story called "The Magnificent Six", where flashbacks revealed he had once been a lieutenant of the sadistic Decepticon leader Megadeath. At this point, before Prime and Megatron were marooned on Earth, Thunderwing already had his Pretender shell. Later, his trial for leadership, set by a council of Decepticon elders, consisted of hunting down and exterminating several Autobot prisoners released on Earth but due to the intervention of Nightbeat & Siren, Thunderwing was taken offline. He later reactivated and went on a rampage before a Decepticon squad arrived to take him back to Cybertron; he beat the squad into obeying him and then launched a doomed five-man attack on the Ark in revenge for what Nightbeat did to him. While this attack was a failure, the drive and ambition he'd shown impressed the Decepticon elders and they promoted him to Decepticon commander. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nightbeat is the name of several characters in the various Transformers universes. ... 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. ... The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


In his first U.S. appearance, he was concerned with the Autobot Pretender Classics bringing hope to the Autobot resistance and increasing the number of attacks on Decepticon bases. He sent a team of Decepticon assassins, led by Bludgeon, to crush the Pretenders and the entire resistance cell led by Emirate Xaaron. The assassin group followed the Autobot Pretender Classics down to the center of Cybertron, where they accidentally woke up the god Primus, causing the events that led to the Matrix Quest. The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Emirate Xaaron was a character in the Transformers comic books, created by UK writer, Simon Furman. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ... The Matrix Quest is the official collective name for issues #62 through #66 in Marvels Transformers comics, written by UK writer Simon Furman. ...


Obsessed with acquiring the power of the Creation Matrix, Thunderwing followed the various Autobot squads, intending to steal the Matrix once they located it for him. During the mission, he was able to capture and severely wound Nightbeat's squad and fought the Classic Pretenders to a standstill before finally reaching the Matrix. However, the Matrix had already begun to become corrupted and wanting to better understand the nature of evil, it bonded with Thunderwing and became far more corrupt. The warlord become possessed by the Matrix, depriving him of his free will and unleashing him on the Ark. The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


The possessed Thunderwing was defeated by a joint effort between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Still holding the Matrix, he was hurled to an unknown planetoid, where he remained inactive until the corrupted Matrix revived him and used him to attack the dark god Unicron. However, the attack failed, killing Thunderwing and causing Optimus Prime to capture & revert the Matrix to its original state. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In the 21st century release of new Transformers comics by Dreamwave Productions, it would not be the Armada version of Thunderwing that would appear in the Transformers: Armada comic, but his Generation One counterpart. In this world, the incarnation of Thunderwing was one of the heralds of Unicron, from a different dimension, sent to cause destruction prior to Unicron's arrival alongside his fellow heralds, Scourge, Dirge, Bludgeon and their leader Galvatron (all characters from the G1 universe, though their names are not mentioned and are not the versions from the Generation One Dreamwave comics). 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. ... 2-dimensional renderings (ie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


While Galvatron attacked Megatron on Earth the other Heralds attacked the Decepticon base on Cybertron. Activating the Spacebridge links and leaving Bludgeon behind to guard them, Thunderwing, Scourge and Dirge journeyed to the Decepticon base on Earth, unaware they were being watched by the Mini-Cons. Finding and beating the luckless Thrust to a pulp, they then detected anomalies within the Spacebridge network and returned to Cybertron - only to be destroyed on their arrival by a cache of explosives set by Jetfire. Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


IDW Publishing

Thunderwing in IDW's Stormbringer miniseries

Thunderwing made his IDW Publishing debut in their Stormbringer miniseries in 2006. Thunderwing was the first Transformer scientist to realize that the war was killing Cybertron, and that it was too late to stop the deterioration. He tried to find a way of ensuring Transformers could survive it by the invention of the bio-cybernetic grafting technology, where protective outer shells would be created from "bodily tissue" extracted from living Transformers. Showing it to Megatron, the Decepticon leader rejected it as an abomination and stripped Thunderwing of his rank; desperate, Thunderwing tested the grafting process on himself. The result was a disaster. Thunderwing was transformed into a supremely powerful, but completely insane being, and went on a rampage that devastated even more of the planet before facing a combined Autobot-Decepticon force at Thunderhead Pass. This was the final event that saw Cybertron made uninhabitable and forced the Transformers to abandon it, while Thunderwing ended up in the bowels of the planet with his sentience burnt out. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (450 × 685 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of IDWs Stormbringer miniseries This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (450 × 685 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of IDWs Stormbringer miniseries This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ...


In 2006, Jetfire and the Technobots investigated an energy spike at Thunderhead Pass and discovered a small cult, led by Bludgeon and consisting of several other Decepticons (all of whom were amongst the Pretender toys). Worshiping Thunderwing, they reactivated him with Ultra Energon, hacked into his mind and gave it rudimentary commands to attack & destroy whole planets, believing this to be a form of mass sacrifice that would lead to the rejuvenation of Cybertron. Acting on these commands, Thunderwing launched an attack on Nebulos. By the first page of Stormbringer #3, a large swathe of Nebulos had been destroyed and even the intervention of the local Decepticon garrison couldn't hold him back. With the destruction of the device Bludgeon used to control him, Thunderwing abruptly returned to Cybertron only to be confronted by the Wreckers, a Predacon-led Decepticon party and Optimus Prime himself. After a massive battle Jetfire discovered his weakness: the Ultra Energon used to power Thunderwing burnt itself out quicker the more he exerted himself. A final all-out attack by Prime caused Thunderwing to simply shut down. Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Technobots are a subgroup of five Autobots that transform into futuristic vehicles in the Transformers universe. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe who use whatever means are necessary to accomplish a given task. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ...


Thunderwing's fate was eventually revealed in the Spotlight issue on Galvatron, where it was discovered that Hound's unit had been dispatched to guard his inert corpse. Galvatron arrived and easily defeated them, taking Thunderwing's body back to the Dead Universe. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ...


In this continuity Thunderwing's shell had a much larger secondary "Ultra" robot mode, which involved his wings wrapping around his main Pretender body as an extra layer of armor, his legs extending, and his wing-mounted engines becoming giant clawed arms. This mode was likely highly energy-consumptive, and possibly contributed to Thunderwing's second defeat.


Toy

Thunderwing transforms into an jet aircraft. His Pretender shell transforms into an interstellar jet and is able to combine with his vehicle form. Although his tech spec profile is quite generic, describing him as an untrustworthy, yet ambitious spy, his persona in the U.S. & UK. Marvel comics drove his toy into meteoric popularity, despite the small number of Thunderwings produced. Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ...


Transformers: Victory

In Transformers: Victory, the Thunderwing toy (with a different outer shell) was originally based on a different mold for a character called Black Shadow. He was a Crossformer working for the Space Mafia. Sombra Negra (Spanish for Black Shadow) is a vigilante group comprised mostly of police and military personnel who target criminals and gang members for vigilante justice. ...


Because Black Shadow's principal colors were black and red, this is the source of Thunderwing's primarily red labels.


His function is "Crossformer Mercenary" and his motto is "I'll make you cry before I kill you."


Transformers: Armada

Transformers character
Thunderwing (Flame)
Allegiance Mini-Con (Micron)
Sub-Group Air Military Team
Motto "No one hears the lightning until after it strikes!"
Alternate mode Stealth Fighter
Series Transformers: Armada

Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ...

Dreamwave Productions

Although the G1 incarnation of Thunderwing appeared as one of Unicron's heralds, the Mini-Con Thunderwing did not appear in the series. 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. ...


Toys

Armada Thunderwing was repainted into Armada Seeker, Twirl and Cybertron Razorclaw. Seeker Skywarp holding Megatron on the television series. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ...


Transformers: Universe

Armada Thunderwing was recolored for the Transformers: Universe line and packaged with Fireflight and Firebot. Fireflight is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ...


Transformers Classics

One of the new Mini-Con Molds released for the Transformers Classics line, Thunderwing is an Autobot allied Mini-Con who turns into a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter. He is a member of the Clear Skies Team along with Nightscream and Steel Wind. Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. ... The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable geometry wing aircraft. ... Nightscream is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


The toy of Classic Thunderwing is identical to that of Cybertron's Nightscream (packaged with Cybertron/Primus as an end-of-series bonus). Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


This toy was later redecoed as a Takara exclusive Mini-Con Noise Effect.


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Thunderwing (G1) - Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki (2227 words)
Thunderwing wants to be admired and respected by his subordinates, but all too often he can be caught in a consuming obsession that leads him down the irreversible path of darkness, bringing his entire home planet to the brink of destruction in several universes.
Thunderwing fought intensely with Bumblebee, Jazz, and Grimlock on VsQs, and they were overwhelmed not only by his vastly superior might, but by the strength of his desire to possess the Matrix.
Seven hundred years ago, during the height of the Autobot-Decepticon war on Cybertron, Thunderwing was a Decepticon scientist who alerted both sides to the damage that the ongoing conflict was doing to their planet and the resultant danger of an impending catastrophic event.
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