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Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. 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. ...

Transformers character

Waspinator packaging art for the
Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line.
Waspinator
Affiliation Predacon
Sub-Group Deluxe Beasts
Transmetals
Basic Vehicles
Function Aerial Attack
Motto “Waspinator tired of being universe's chew toy!”
Alternate Modes Jet Fighter
Wasp
Transmetal Wasp
Technorganic Wasp
Series Beast Wars
Beast Machines
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Timelines
English voice actor Scott McNeil (English)
Kenzo Kato {Japanese)

Contents

Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Waspinator-boxart. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Suborder Apocrita See text for explanation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beast Machines was an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is the final television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ... Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia), is a voice actor. ...

Beast Wars

Waspinator is best remembered for being the comedic relief: getting destroyed or demolished in almost every episode of Beast Wars, yet returning in almost perfect condition in the very next episode (sometimes even later in the same episode). He is also dim-witted, talks in a broken third-person speech pattern, often referring to other characters, except Megatron, Optimus Primal, and himself, by names that reflected their transformation modes instead of their true names (example: referring to Silverbolt as "Doggy-Bot") and spent most of the series as an underdog, causing him to take constant abuse from Maximal and Predacon alike (thus summing up Waspinator's most well-known line "Why universe hate Waspinator?!") making him one of the more fan-favorite characters on the show. Some of the abuse he sustains includes being possessed by Starscream's spark, receiving severe torture from Rattrap including a "robo-noogie", being blasted to pieces by a stasis pod, sliced to shreds by Dinobot II, and his final classic rebellion which resulted in him surviving the Beast Wars. In the Beast Wars TV show, Waspinator's weapons were two grenade launching pistols. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... 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. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Waspinator's toy was recolored as the Predacon Buzz Saw, a character who only appeared in the comic series. Waspinator came with two different heads, a robotic and mutant head, but the television series only ever depicted him with the mutant head. Buzz Saw was depicted in the comics with the robot head. Buzzsaw is the name of several characters in the fictional Transformers Universes. ...


Although a transmetal version of Waspinator was made in the toy line, Waspinator remained in his original form in the television series from first episode to last (the only one of the original five Predacons to do so). There was also a "Fox Kids" repaint of his original form, which was in new colors, and one of his transmetal form which had the colors of Buzz Saw.


In 2005 the original Waspinator toy was one of the toys selected for the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary toyline, repainted in more show-accurate colors. He came packaged with one of the six pieces used to make the Transmutate toy and a DVD with the episode Possession on it. Transmutate promo art from Hasbro. ...


Transformers: Timelines

The Predacon General now known as Megatron gathered a crew of like-minded individuals. While Waspinator and Terrorsaur stole a ship, Megatron, Dinobot and Scorponok stole the Golden Disk artifact, battling the guards and destroying one, disabling a second, and leaving a third to commandeer a ship to pursue them. Waspinator would lose a contest to name the ship with Terrorsaur, christening it the Darkside (Waspinator's choice being "Buzzerbot"). Picking up the others, they fled and were pursued by two ships: one of which was the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal, the other the Chromia 10 piloted by Airazor. With a little help from Laserbeak and Buzzsaw (secretly sent by Divebomb to ensure Megatron's plan to change history succeeded) they destroyed one of their pursuers, and the newly christened Darkside fled into Transwarp space, with the Axalon in pursuit - thus beginning the Beast Wars. Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... Tigatron Tigatron is a Transformer character from Beast Wars. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Beast Wars The Axalon (foreground) and Darkside (background) before crashing on prehistoric Earth. ... 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. ... Airazor is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Laserbeak is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Buzzsaw is the name of several characters in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Divebomb is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ...


Season One

Waspinator in robot mode

Waspinator was a follower of the Predacon criminal Megatron, joining him on his raid of the Golden Disk artifact from the Maximals and being on the Darkside when it was chased through Transwarp Space by the Axalon and crashed on prehistoric Earth. High energon levels threatened to destroy the crew unless they adopted organic alternate modes, and Waspinator took the form of a wasp ("Beast Wars Part 1"). Image File history File links Waspinator. ... Image File history File links Waspinator. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Beast Wars The Axalon (foreground) and Darkside (background) before crashing on prehistoric Earth. ...


Waspinator's body was blasted apart, crushed or disassembled numerous times throughout the series (“Oh sure...don't mind Waspinator; Waspinator just lie here and suffer... drag himself to CR tank...”). Even his fellow Predacons had little respect for Waspinator, often letting him take the shots in battles. Despite the fact that Waspinator never actually led or participated in a rebellion against Megatron, he was not loyal to the Predacon tyrant but merely too cowed and frightened of Megatron to overthrow him, a sentiment which only got worse as Megatron grew more powerful during the series and Waspinator did not. This can be best observed during the first season when Waspinator was shown in a private conversation to himself reveals his desire to, like most Predacons, overthrow Megatron and establish himself as leader.


Outside of Optimus Primal and Megatron, he had a tendency to address his comrades and enemies by nicknames that described their personas or transformation modes, such as calling Dinobot "Lizard-Bot" and Inferno "Ant-Bot". Interestingly, when Megatron was reconfigured into the form of a dragon, Waspinator began to call him "Dragon-Bot", despite having always referred to him as Megatron in the past. Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...

Optimus Primal defeats a Starscream possessed Waspinator.
Optimus Primal defeats a Starscream possessed Waspinator.

In the first season, he was often partnered with Terrorsaur and proved himself to be a capable aerial combatant. However, Waspinator had few notable roles other than acting as Megatron's aerial muscle. During the episode "Possession", Waspinator was possessed by the ghost of the ancient Decepticon Starscream. Starscream betrayed Megatron with the help of Blackarachnia and managed to capture the Axalon from the Maximals, but his own ego and a betrayal in turn by Blackarachnia saw him defeated. In another bizarre incident, he was severely damaged by a reprogrammed Rhinox, who had developed his own ideas about leading the Predacons. As usual Waspinator survived but this time he had been temporarily damaged mentally, referring to himself as the original Insecticon Shrapnel, and talking with his speech impediment. In the same scene he refers to himself as Wonko The Sane, which is in turn a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as well as to a prominent Transofrmers fan who used that name as his online handle. This episode of insanity lasted until an annoyed Cheetor shot him down and Waspinator was repaired (with his last insane line being part of the original transformers theme song "more then meets the eye"). Image File history File links Csoptimusprimal5. ... Image File history File links Csoptimusprimal5. ... Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes, referred to as Insectrons in the Japanese version. ... Shrapnel (Estilhaço in Portugal) is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes, as a member of the Insecticons, a sub-faction of the Decepticons. ... There are many minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ...


Season Two

When the Earth was hit by a quantum surge from the Vok's destroyed planet killer weapon, it reformatted several Maximals and Predacons into transmetal forms. Waspinator was unaltered. It is theorized by fans that, because he fell into a CR Tank as the wave passed, he was shielded from its effects. In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ... Transmetal Optimus Primal Transmetal Megatron Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. ...


In a bold and surprising move, he attempted to steal the Golden Disks from Megatron, only to be beaten to it (and subsequently scrapped) by Dinobot and the Darkside's security systems. This was his second moment of hidden disloyalty. In the same episode, it was revealed that he was the first to realize that the planet the Beast Wars was being waged on was really Earth after all, suggesting that he may not have been quite as dumb as he often appeared to be.


Following this, however, Waspinator played little role in the Beast Wars as the season continued, his only other prominent moment being when he was sent after Blackarachnia and Silverbolt to prevent them recovering the Ark, only to be defeated by the two lovers. The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Season Three

Rhinox and Waspinator in transmetal form, as they appeared in the Japanese Beast Wars video game.

Waspinator spent much of the season partnered with Inferno and Quickstrike ("Ant-Bot and Two-Head"). He was briefly teamed up with the transmetal II clone of Dinobot, only to end up quickly shot by Cheetor after the young Maximal completed his own 'upgrade' into a transmetal II. Waspinator's status grew increasing poor as time went on, to the extent that he was literally taken to pieces by the proto-human girl Una, who had been taught by Cheetor to go for the hinges when attacking robots. Image File history File links Csrhinox6. ... Image File history File links Csrhinox6. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Quickstrike is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... As a word, clone was first coined by J.B.S. Haldane as subject for theoretical replication of a frog, though the term clone is derived from κλων, the Greek word for twig. In horticulture, the spelling clon was used until the twentieth century. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ...


After the destruction of the Predacon Base, Inferno, Quickstrike and Waspinator were sent to establish a new base for the Predacons and discovered caves that were inhabited by a tribe of early humans. Just as the Predacons were about to engage the early humans in battle, Waspinator decided he was sick of the evil Predacon ways and of the constant physical abuse he was always receiving and quit in a furious and surprising rant.


"I said NO! Dragon-Bot command you sub-commander Kiss-butt. Dragon-Bot not command Waspinator! Not any more! Waspinator sick of being evil! Sick of being Predacon and Waspinator especially sick of getting blown to SCRAP all the time! Soooooo, Waspinator quit! As of now, which means Ant-Bot and Two-Head can just pucker their mandibles and plant big wet juicy one right here on Waspinator's big . . . fat . . . stripy . . ."


Interrupting Waspinator's tirade, Inferno and Quickstrike shot him and proceeded to fight the early humans. It is worth noting that this rant is the only time in the series that Waspinator ever referred to himself as “I”.


As the Beast Wars came to an end and the Maximals left for Cybertron, it was revealed that Waspinator stayed behind on Earth, living amongst a tribe of early humans and being worshipped as a god. He even got the last line of the series: “Waspinator happy at last!”.


Throughout the Beast Wars series, Waspinator was one of only three characters to last all three seasons without receiving some type of upgrade; the others being Rhinox and Inferno. Although in the toy line he did become a transmetal with the third mode of a jet, possibly a homage to Starscream, whose spark shared Waspinator's body briefly. Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Beast Machines

Waspinator was captured by Megatron's Vehicon Drones and his spark was transferred into the Vehicon General Thrust in Beast Machines. During the series, it was revealed that, following the conclusion of the Beast Wars that the early humans got tired of Waspinator, despite having worshipped him as a deity, and forced him to leave (although he claimed he was tired of them and left because he missed Cybertron). How he got home afterwards was never revealed, though he did say "Took forever, but waaayyy worth it". Apparently the proto-humans launched him into orbit with the use of a palm tree, bent down so that it functioned like a catapult. Of course that theory doesn't explain HOW Waspinator would have returned to Cybertron. This is mainly because of the period in the Space-Time Continuum; it is possible that he just flew under his own power and it took him so long to reach cybertron that he arrived just prior to the maximals exiting from transwarp space. Vehicons are one of the many sub-groups of Transformers, appearing only in the animated cartoon series Beast Machines. ... Vehicons are one of the many sub-groups of Transformers, appearing only in the animated cartoon series Beast Machines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beast Machines was an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is the final television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. ...


Despite being under the service of Megatron once again, Waspinator actually liked being Thrust because "chick-bots dig brooding loner bit", as he put it (he was right in a sense: Blackarachnia began to develop a relationship with him, believing him to be Silverbolt, until discovering the truth about Jetstorm), and he wasn't scrapped nearly as much in his new body. Plus as a result of the Vehicon personality programming, as Thrust his previous personality and speech quirks were eliminated, as well as his cowardice. This is apparent when Thrust flatly told Megatron on one occasion that using the Sparks of Silverbolt and Rhinox was a bad idea, something the cowardly Waspinator never would have done. Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetstorm is the name of five characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ...


With Cybertron's reformatting at the end of the series, Waspinator was reformatted into a surprising small technorganic wasp, but with the head of Thrust. “No, NO! Waspinator want glory, Waspinator want power! And what Waspinator get?! WASPINATOR NEVER GET WHAT WASPINATOR WANT!”. He was then swatted by Rattrap and sent spiraling away through the air. His final line in this series is a stark contrast to his last on Beast Wars. Bob Skir referred to this version of Waspinator as Thrustinator in the DVD commentary of the last episode. In the fiction, especially in the Marvel Comics universe and Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic and technological (mechanical and information-processing) material. ... Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ...


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In the Transformers: Universe storyline Thrust would return in his Vehicon form as one of the many Transformers kidnapped by Unicron.


When Rhinox's attempts to stop Unicron pulling victims from alternate realities resulted in two groups of dimensionally-displaced Autobots being marooned on frozen planetoids, Waspinator, on the side of good for once, was sent alongside Silverbolt and Rattrap to help. They ended up battling Unicron's minions alongside a crew of timelost Autobots (Bumblebee, Cosmos and Tracks) and the two groups of Autobots they had been sent to help (both from the RiD universes), and, with Rhinox's help, sent them back to their own times and realities. Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Cosmos is the Autobots reconnaissance & communications specialist in space. ... Tracks (Le Sillage in Canada, Puma in Italy) is the name to a single character in the Transformers Universes. ...


Toys

  • Beast Wars Waspinator
The original Waspinator toy featured two different heads for his humanoid robot mode. One more human-like and another more insect-like. The insect one was featured in the show as his only head in robot mode. On his redeco, Buzzsaw, they utilized the human-like head to make the characters more unique.
The original Waspinator toy was recolored as Buzz Saw, then remolded into Dirgegun in the Japanese Beast Wars II TV Show.
  • Transmetal Waspinator
In the toyline, Waspinator was a deadly and efficient aerial warrior, who ended up becoming a transmetal with a tertiary mode of a fighter-jet. His jet mode slightly resembled a Mirage 4000, a comparable aircraft to the F-15 which Starscream originally transformed into.
  • Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator
A redeco of transmetal Waspinator, done in the colors of Beast Wars Buzzsaw, but oddly still called Waspinator.
Universe Waspinator
Universe Waspinator
  • Transformers: Universe Waspinator (unreleased)
There were plans to release a Transformers: Universe toy of Waspinator, a repaint of the transmetal Waspinator, part of a Halloweeen Horrorcons 2 pack, but the toy would never be released. However, Waspinator did appear in the 2004 Botcon voice actor play.
10th anniversary Waspinator toy in robot mode.
10th anniversary Waspinator toy in robot mode.
  • Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Waspinator
In 2005 the original Waspinator toy was repainted in more show accurate colors and re-released for the 10th Anniversary of Beast Wars.
Waspinator BotCon toy
Waspinator BotCon toy
  • Timelines Waspinator
A toy of Waspinator in his pre-Beast War vehicle mode was released as a BotCon 2006 exclusive toy. This toy is a remold of Machine Wars Skywarp. He turned into a Saab Gripen jet. This was supposed to represent Waspinator on Cybertron before the Beast Wars.


The Mirage 4000 was a prototype jet fighter developed by Dassault-Breguet as a twin engine version of their Mirage 2000. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 782 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1464 × 1122 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Transformers Universe Waspinator toy by Hasbro. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 782 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1464 × 1122 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Transformers Universe Waspinator toy by Hasbro. ... Image File history File links Cswaspinator. ... Image File history File links Cswaspinator. ... Image File history File links Waspinator-botcon. ... Image File history File links Waspinator-botcon. ... Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... Skywarp is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers toyline. ...


External links

  • Champions RPG character sheet for Waspinator.

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The Transformers Archive » Transformers Toys (1090 words)
Waspinator was released before the show premiered however, as a deluxe sized character in one of the first waves of the Beast Wars action figures.
Waspinator has many somewhat mechanical details molded onto his chest, and arms to offset the biological look, his knees have spiked pads and his head is what a wasp would look like if it were humanoid.
Waspinator has thirteen points of articulation in robot mode, counting his wings, including ball jointed head, shoulder, wings, hips, and knees, swivel upper arms, and pivot elbows, all he's really lacking is a waist pivot but you can't win them all.
Waspinator for Champions (2876 words)
Waspinator remained on Earth most of the Maximal survivors and Megatron II left for Cybertron in the Autobot shuttle Omega Delta.
Waspinator shouldn't be confused with the original Thrust, a Decepticon who turns into a jet, or Thrust II, a Predacon who turns into a jet.
Waspinator speaks in a odd buzzing tone, always speaking of himself in the third person and tends to describe others by their looks rather than their name, making other see him as less intelligent then he is. He lacks ranged weapons in beast mode.
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