Template:Infobox subgroupThe elite Decepticon Gladiator Corps arose from the pits of Kaon along with their leader, Megatron. Primarily composed of vicious melee fighters, they are the shock troops of Megatron's army.
The Decepticon Gladiator Corps fought alongside the rest of the Decepticons at several crucial stages in the Great War. Near the end of the war, when Megatron stormed Trypticon Station and wrested it from Starscream, the Corps were part of the boarding party. They would be rewarded by being the first members of the Decepticons to consume Dark Energon, raising their aggression and battle prowess several times over. With the help of Dark Energon, individual members of the Corps engaged the Autobots in a series of strikes around Iacon.