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The name or term Bonecrusher refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Bonecrusher (disambiguation).

Stubborn and strong, Bonecrusher loves to battle Predacons. Despite the urging of his commanders, he cannot overcome his urge to engage the enemy violently. His personality has two settings—calm and crazed—and he knows just one strategy: CHARGE! Thankfully, his beast head and horns are super-reinforced to withstand any impact. It's a trait he puts to good use plowing through absolutely anything in his way. He's been known to charge through forest, rock, defensive emplacements, enemies, bunkers, more rock, more forest, more enemies, more rock, and so on...sometimes ending up nearly 30 miles behind enemy lines! Understandably, he tends to be held in reserve for last-ditch efforts, but when given reign, one of his unstoppable charges can easily turn the tide of a battle.

Italian name: Bison[1]
French name (Canada): Fracturos
Spanish name: Rompehuesos


Dreamwave Summer Special

Rattrap was on the run from Dinobot II when three unfamiliar Maximals—Bonecrusher, Optimus Minor and Wolfang—came to his rescue and pulped the evil clone. They asked Rattrap to keep their existence a secret, for there was something of grave importance other than the Beast Wars that required their attention. Rattrap then seemingly woke up from a dream. Ain't No Rat

IDW Beast Wars Comics

IDW Bonecrusher

Buffalo Soldier, dreadlock Rasta!

Bonecrusher was one of the protoforms jettisoned by the Axalon on prehistoric Earth. He was activated and put in chronal phase by Razorbeast at Magmatron's request, but was protected from Magmatron's Predacon shell-program by Razorbeast's viral code. He was one of the first Maximals to hear Razorbeast's signal. The Gathering #1

Razorbeast's small group split up to search for Ravage's transwarp cruiser. Razorbeast, Snarl, Bonecrusher, and B'Boom were attacked by Magmatron, who was also looking for the cruiser. They escaped and met up with the other group, who had located the cruiser, and taken its damaged signal amplifier. The Gathering #2 To find spare parts to fix it, Bonecrusher and a few other Maximals journeyed to the Ark. Bonecrusher returned, bearing spare parts, and Snarl proceeded to fix the amplifier. The Gathering #3

As the Maximals prepared to send a signal back to Cybertron, the Predacons attacked. Bonecrusher rushed out to face the enemy, but he was vastly outnumbered. As if on cue, the rest of the wayward Maximals, also protected by Razorbeast's viral code, arrived on scene. In the ensuing battle, Bonecrusher bashed Scavenger in the face. The Maximals won, and waited for a response to their distress call. The Gathering #4

Bonecrusher was later part of a defense against a Predacon attack. The Ascending #1 Lio Convoy and the Pack arrived to turn the tide of battle. The Ascending #2 When Rartorata arrived and filled Razorbeast with Angolmois, Bonecrusher was the first victim of the frenzied pig's rage. The Ascending #3 Convinced by Ravage to go back to Cybertron, Lio Convoy took some Maximals along, including Bonecrusher. There, Bonecrusher participated in the attack against Shokaract. The Ascending #4

Note: "Ain't No Rat" was originally going to be a prologue for Dreamwave's Beast Wars series. After Dreamwave collapsed, the Beast Wars project was revived by IDW. Curiously, the three new Maximals from Dreamwave's story figured prominently into IDW's first limited series. It's possible the two stories are even in the same continuity with one another, though we'll probably never know.


Beast Wars

  • Bonecrusher (Deluxe, 1997)
    • Accessories: Missile
BW bonecrusher toy

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Bonecrusher transforms into a grey and black organic bison. In both beast and robot modes, pulling back on his beast-mode tail causes his robot-mode head to launch forward in a headbutt attack. This attack also launches a spring-loaded missile from his mouth at the end of his lunge.
This mold was redecoed into Bighorn.


  1. This name only seems to have been used on the cross-sell for the English/Spanish/Italian "video-pack" release of Airazor. The name is not used on Bonecrusher's own cardback.

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