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{{Quote|The name was meant to demonize us. Instead, we wear it as a badge of honor, for if speaking the truth is deception, then we are gladly guilty.|[[Megatron]] explaining the origins of the Decepticons' namesake to an amnesiac [[Optimus Prime|Orion Pax]].}}
 
{{Quote|The name was meant to demonize us. Instead, we wear it as a badge of honor, for if speaking the truth is deception, then we are gladly guilty.|[[Megatron]] explaining the origins of the Decepticons' namesake to an amnesiac [[Optimus Prime|Orion Pax]].}}
   
The '''Decepticons''' are a group of [[Cybertronian]]s whose original goal was to get rid of the infamous [[Caste System]] on [[Cybertron]] and return to the empire-building, space-faring ways of their ancestors. The name "Decepticon" came from prewar propaganda by the [[Autobot High Council]] labeling them liars and thieves. They took the name as something honorable instead; in their minds and [[Megatron]]'s words "if speaking the truth [was] deception, then [they were] gladly guilty."
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The '''Decepticons''' is a group of [[Cybertronian]]s whose original goal was to get rid of the infamous [[Caste System]] on [[Cybertron]] and return to the empire-building, space-faring ways of their ancestors. The name "Decepticon" came from prewar propaganda by the [[Autobot High Council]], labeling them liars and thieves. They took the title as something honorable instead; in their minds and [[Megatron]]'s words, "if speaking the truth [was] deception, then [they were] gladly guilty."
   
In the [[Great War]] and long after they were opposed by the [[Autobots]]. Occasionally both would put aside their differences for mutual threats only to resume fighting later. 
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In the [[Great War]] and long after, they were opposed by the [[Autobots]]. Occasionally both would put aside their differences for mutual threats only to resume fighting later.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Beginnings===
 
===Beginnings===
When the [[Thirteen|original Thirteen Primes]] helped their creator [[Primus]] defeat his evil twin brother and rival [[Unicron]], conflicts fueled by discord slowly spread among their ranks as time went on after the Chaos-Bringer's defeat. Tensions ultimately reached a breaking point during the [[War of the Primes]] when [[Megatronus|Megatronus Prime]] and his brethren got into a fight that resulted in the death of Megatronus' lover and fellow Prime [[Solus Prime]] when she was hit with a blast from her own creation and one of the ancient artifacts of the Primes called the [[Requiem Blaster]], an action that resulted in the creation of the [[Well of Allsparks]] from Solus' lifeless body and Megatronus earning the titles of "The Fallen" and the "'''First Decepticon'''", something that would live on in Cybertronian history even after the remaining Primes banished him to a different dimension.
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When the [[Thirteen|original Thirteen Primes]] helped their creator [[Primus]] defeat his evil twin brother and rival [[Unicron]], conflicts fueled by discord slowly spread among their ranks as time went on after the Chaos-Bringer's defeat. Tensions ultimately reached a breaking point during the [[War of the Primes]] when [[Megatronus|Megatronus Prime]] and his brethren got into a fight that resulted in the death of Megatronus' lover and fellow Prime [[Solus Prime]]. When she was hit with a blast from her creation and one of the ancient artifacts of the Primes, called the [[Requiem Blaster]], an action that resulted in the creation of the [[Well of Allsparks]] from Solus' lifeless body. Megatronus earning the titles of "The Fallen" and the "First Decepticon," something that would live on in Cybertronian history even after the remaining Primes banished him to a different dimension.
   
 
===''[[Transformers: Prime]]''===
 
===''[[Transformers: Prime]]''===
The Decepticons were a [[Kaon]]ian movement started by a miner named Megatron to bring forth a new world order on Cybertron with him as their leader. The majority of the Decepticons were originally low-ranking members of society such as miners and gladiators but some were members of higher castes craving more power such as [[Ratbat]]. They held goals similar to the [[Iacon]]ian movement of the Autobots but differed on how to obtain them. When Megatron was ultimately denied the [[Matrix of Leadership]] and [[Prime (rank)|rank of Prime]] he ordered his followers to fight and take over Cybertron by force. During the war their noble ideals quickly became corrupted and they became almost completely amoral, willing to seize power by any means available. This led them to them using [[Dark Energon]] causing the [[Core|Core of Cybertron]] to shut down. Like their enemies the Decepticons took to the stars continuing their war across the galaxy.
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The Decepticons were a [[Kaon]]ian movement started by a miner named Megatron to bring forth a new world order on Cybertron with him as their leader. The majority of the Decepticons were originally low-ranking members of society, such as miners and gladiators, but some were members of higher castes craving more power, such as [[Ratbat]]. They held goals similar to the [[Iacon]]ian movement of the Autobots but differed on how to obtain them. When Megatron was ultimately denied the [[Matrix of Leadership]] and [[Prime (rank)|rank of Prime]], he ordered his followers to fight and take over Cybertron by force. During the war, their noble ideals quickly became corrupted, and they became almost completely amoral, willing to seize power by any means available. This led them to them using [[Dark Energon]], causing the [[Core|Core of Cybertron]] to shut down. Like their enemies, the Decepticons took to the stars continuing their war across the galaxy.
   
After [[Bumblebee]] killed Megatron the Decepticons were left in complete disarray. Right after the final defeat of a resurfaced Unicron, Megatron disbanded the Decepticons' cause and exiled himself, retreating to parts unknown. Starscream attempted to rebuild the Decepticon cause though he was quickly stopped when confronted by [[Predaking|the]] [[Darksteel|three]] [[Skylynx|Predacons]].
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After [[Bumblebee]] killed Megatron, the Decepticons were left in complete disarray. Right after the final defeat of a resurfaced Unicron, Megatron disbanded the Decepticons' cause and exiled himself, retreating to parts unknown. Starscream attempted to rebuild the Decepticon cause though he was quickly stopped when confronted by [[Predaking|the]] [[Darksteel|three]] [[Skylynx|Predacons]].
   
 
===''[[Transformers: Robots in Disguise]]''===
 
===''[[Transformers: Robots in Disguise]]''===
 
[[File:Steeljaw's Pack.png|thumb|167x167px|The symbol [[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|Steeljaw]] used for [[Steeljaw's Pack|his pack]].]]
 
[[File:Steeljaw's Pack.png|thumb|167x167px|The symbol [[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|Steeljaw]] used for [[Steeljaw's Pack|his pack]].]]
   
Despite their breakup by the reformed Megatron, some Decepticons chose to continue the villainous cause, notably [[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|Steeljaw]], who sought to reunite the Decepticons. A number of Decepticons were also imprisoned aboard the ''[[Alchemor]]'' and escaped after Megatronus caused it to crashland on [[Earth]]. The Decepticons of postwar Cybertron seem to be more or less represented by criminals and other Cybertronian lowlifes rather than former warriors of the original faction.
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Despite their breakup by the reformed Megatron, some Decepticons chose to continue the villainous cause, notably [[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|Steeljaw]], who sought to reunite the Decepticons. Several Decepticons were also imprisoned aboard the ''[[Alchemor]]'' and escaped after Megatronus caused it to crashland on [[Earth]]. The Decepticons of postwar Cybertron seem to be more or less represented by criminals and other Cybertronian lowlifes rather than former warriors of the original faction.
   
It eventually turned out that the Autobot High Council originally set up for the period after the war had been usurped by [[Cyberwarp|a]] [[Skyjack|group]] [[Treadshock|of]] [[Riotgear|Decepticons]] led by [[Cyclonus]], but they were ultimately defeated when Cyberwarp rebelled and allowed them to be taken into custody by the [[Bee Team]].
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It eventually turned out that the Autobot High Council originally set up for the period after the war had been usurped by [[Cyberwarp|a]] [[Skyjack|group]] [[Treadshock|of]] [[Riotgear|Decepticons]] led by [[Cyclonus]]. Still, they were ultimately defeated when Cyberwarp rebelled and allowed them to be taken into custody by the [[Bee Team]].
   
 
==Recruitment History==
 
==Recruitment History==
The earliest Decepticon members were gladiators such as [[Blackout]], [[Lugnut]], [[Drixco]] and [[Barricade]]. [[Shockwave]] was a scientist who joined the Decepticons and served as Megatron's chief scientist and one of his many second-in-commands. [[Soundwave]] and his [[Mini-Cons|Mini-Con deployers]] [[Laserbeak]], [[Ravage]], [[Rumble]] and [[Frenzy]] were also among the first modern Decepticons. During the war [[Breakdown]], [[Knock Out]], [[Airachnid]], [[Makeshift]], [[Headstrong]], [[Rampage]], [[Tantrum]] and many others all joined the faction. [[Axer]] left Cybertron shortly after Orion Pax was said to be a Prime by the High Council but sort-of joined them when the ''[[Nemesis]]'' arrived at [[Junkion]]. For the war's early years [[Starscream]] had close associations with the Decepticons but did not officially join them. He spent most of his time on the [[Nemesis|Trypticon Station]] or one of the [[Moon Base]]s with his army of loyal [[Seekers]] keeping an eye on the Dark Energon stored there. He did not fully commit to their ranks until Megatron led an attack on his [[Neutral|neutral forces]] on the Trypticon Station to get the Dark Energon during the events of ''[[Transformers: War for Cybertron]]''. Trypticon was also given life by Shockwave shortly after and Starscream was later promoted to the position of second-in-command of all Decepticon forces. Ratbat and [[Contrail]] joined the Decepticons when the High Council nominated Orion Pax as the next Prime. The [[Combaticon]]s and [[Constructicons]] were built before the ''War for Cybertron'' events. The [[Insecticons]] joined the Decepticons during ''[[Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark]]'', some time before ''[[Transformers: Fall of Cybertron]]''. As mentioned above, the later Decepticons of the postwar era on Cybertron and ultimately in the universe appeared to be simply composed of common crooks and thugs rather than disciplined and well-trained warriors.
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The earliest Decepticon members were gladiators such as [[Blackout]], [[Lugnut]], [[Drixco]] and [[Barricade]]. [[Shockwave]] was a scientist who joined the Decepticons and served as Megatron's chief scientist and one of his many second-in-commands. [[Soundwave]] and his [[Mini-Cons|Mini-Con deployers]] [[Laserbeak]], [[Ravage]], [[Rumble]] and [[Frenzy]] were also among the first modern Decepticons. During the war [[Breakdown]], [[Knock Out]], [[Airachnid]], [[Makeshift]], [[Headstrong]], [[Rampage]], [[Tantrum]] and many others all joined the faction. [[Axer]] left Cybertron shortly after Orion Pax was said to be a Prime by the High Council but sort-of joined them when the ''[[Nemesis]]'' arrived at [[Junkion]]. For the war's early years, [[Starscream]] had close associations with the Decepticons but did not officially join them. He spent most of his time on the [[Nemesis|Trypticon Station]] or one of the [[Moon Base]]s with his army of loyal [[Seekers]] keeping an eye on the Dark Energon stored there. He did not fully commit to their ranks until Megatron led an attack on his [[Neutral|neutral forces]] on the Trypticon Station to get the Dark Energon during the events of ''[[Transformers: War for Cybertron]]''. Trypticon was also given life by Shockwave shortly after, and Starscream was later promoted to the position of second-in-command of all Decepticon forces. Ratbat and [[Contrail]] joined the Decepticons when the High Council nominated Orion Pax as the next Prime. The [[Combaticon]]s and [[Constructicons]] were built before the ''War for Cybertron'' events. The [[Insecticons]] joined the Decepticons during ''[[Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark]]'', some time before ''[[Transformers: Fall of Cybertron]]''. As mentioned above, the later Decepticons of the postwar era on Cybertron and ultimately in the universe appeared to be simply composed of common crooks and thugs rather than disciplined and well-trained warriors.
   
 
==List of Notable Decepticons==
 
==List of Notable Decepticons==
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*[[Slipstream|''WFC'' Slipstream]] - Soldier, Warrior, Stalker ''(Possibly survived Great War, Last seen on [[Junkion]] when it exploded)''
 
*[[Slipstream|''WFC'' Slipstream]] - Soldier, Warrior, Stalker ''(Possibly survived Great War, Last seen on [[Junkion]] when it exploded)''
 
*[[Hotlink]] - Mechatronic Engineer ''(Offline)''
 
*[[Hotlink]] - Mechatronic Engineer ''(Offline)''
*[[Dreadwing]] - Seeker Captain, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command ''(Offline, Joined ''Nemesis'' Crew, Abandoned cause, Killed by Megatron)''
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*[[Dreadwing]] - Seeker Captain, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command ''(Offline, Joined ''Nemesis'' Crew, Abandoned cause, Killed by Megatron)''
 
*[[Contrail]] - Former Autobot High Council Member ''(Last seen on Cybertron, Survived Great War)''
 
*[[Contrail]] - Former Autobot High Council Member ''(Last seen on Cybertron, Survived Great War)''
 
*[[Nacelle]] - Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
*[[Nacelle]] - Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
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===[[Terrorcons]]===
 
===[[Terrorcons]]===
*[[Cliffjumper]] - ''(Offline, Killed by Megatron)''
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*[[Cliffjumper]] - ''(Offline, Killed by Megatron)''
 
*[[Leland Bishop|Leland Bishop/Silas/CYbernetic Life Augmented by Symbiosis]] - ''(Offline, Killed by Airachnid)''
 
*[[Leland Bishop|Leland Bishop/Silas/CYbernetic Life Augmented by Symbiosis]] - ''(Offline, Killed by Airachnid)''
 
*Terrorcon-Predacon Hybrids - ''(Offline, Destroyed by Unicron's final defeat)''
 
*Terrorcon-Predacon Hybrids - ''(Offline, Destroyed by Unicron's final defeat)''
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=== [[Steeljaw's Pack]] ===
 
=== [[Steeljaw's Pack]] ===
*[[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|''RID'' Steeljaw]] - Rebel, Subsonics Expert, Pack Leader, Former Decepticon Island Support Leader ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', On Earth)''
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*[[Steeljaw (Decepticon)|''RID'' Steeljaw]] - Rebel, Subsonics Expert, Pack Leader, Former Decepticon Island Support Leader ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', On Earth)''
*[[Underbite]] - [[Chompazoids|Chompazoid]] ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
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*[[Underbite]] - [[Chompazoids|Chompazoid]] ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
*[[Thunderhoof]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
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*[[Thunderhoof]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
*[[Minitron]] - [[Cyber-tick]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Minitron]] - [[Cyber-tick]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Fracture]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Came to Earth to claim bounty on Bumblebee, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Fracture]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Came to Earth to claim bounty on Bumblebee, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Airazor]] - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Airazor]] - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Divebomb (Decepticon)|''RID'' Divebomb]] - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Divebomb (Decepticon)|''RID'' Divebomb]] - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Clampdown]] - Former Information Broker, Skittering Scumbag ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
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*[[Clampdown]] - Former Information Broker, Skittering Scumbag ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard ''Alchemor'', In Bee Team custody)''
 
*[[Kickback (RID)|''RID'' Kickback]] - Insecticon, Espionage Agent ''(Online, Joined [[Decepticon Island Forces]], Presumably captured or still at large)''
 
*[[Kickback (RID)|''RID'' Kickback]] - Insecticon, Espionage Agent ''(Online, Joined [[Decepticon Island Forces]], Presumably captured or still at large)''
 
*[[Overload]] - Former Saboteur, Former Spy, Former Actor, Soldier, Warrior ''(Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Overload]] - Former Saboteur, Former Spy, Former Actor, Soldier, Warrior ''(Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Flamefeather]] - ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
 
*[[Flamefeather]] - ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
 
*[[Transit]] - ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
 
*[[Transit]] - ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
*[[Spinhead]] - Conspiracy Theorist ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron with Team Prime)''
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*[[Spinhead]] - Conspiracy Theorist ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron with Team Prime)''
 
*[[Retrofit]] - ''(Online, Possibly on Cybertron)''
 
*[[Retrofit]] - ''(Online, Possibly on Cybertron)''
 
*[[Skullcruncher]] - [[Croctobot]], Hired Muscle ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
 
*[[Skullcruncher]] - [[Croctobot]], Hired Muscle ''(Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)''
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=== [[Ronin]] ===
 
=== [[Ronin]] ===
*[[Foxtrot]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Foxtrot]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Stilts]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Stilts]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Forager]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Forager]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
===[[Decepticon Scavengers]]===
 
===[[Decepticon Scavengers]]===
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**[[Devastator]] - Combined Form, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
**[[Devastator]] - Combined Form, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Scavenger]] - Miner, Salvager ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Scavenger]] - Miner, Salvager ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
***[[Scrapper]] - [[Constructicon]] Leader, Construction Engineer ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
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***[[Scrapper]] - [[Constructicon]] Leader, Construction Engineer ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Hook]] - Surgical Engineer ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Hook]] - Surgical Engineer ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Long]] - Transporter ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
***[[Long]] - Transporter ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
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****[[Heatseeker]] - ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)''
 
****[[Heatseeker]] - ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)''
 
****[[Slashmark (RID)|Slashmark]] - ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)''
 
****[[Slashmark (RID)|Slashmark]] - ''(Online, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)''
**[[Breakdown]] - Former Scout, Soldier, Warrior, Former [[Stunticon]] ''(Offline, Killed by Airachnid, Remains used by [[MECH]])''
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**[[Breakdown]] - Former Scout, Soldier, Warrior, Former [[Stunticon]] ''(Offline, Killed by Airachnid, Remains used by [[MECH]])''
 
**[[Wildrider]] - Soldier, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
**[[Wildrider]] - Soldier, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
**[[Dead End]] - Soldier, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
**[[Dead End]] - Soldier, Warrior ''(Last seen on Cybertron)''
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* [[Guardian|Guardians]] - ''(DLC Character)''
 
* [[Guardian|Guardians]] - ''(DLC Character)''
 
* [[Vehicons]]
 
* [[Vehicons]]
**[[Steve the Vehicon|Steve]] - [[Vehicons|Vehicon]], Soldier, Warrior ''(Online, Survived Great War, Last seen on Earth)''
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**[[Steve the Vehicon|Steve]] - [[Vehicons|Vehicon]], Soldier, Warrior ''(Online, Survived Great War, Last seen on Earth)''
 
**[[Starscream's Vehicon Armada]]
 
**[[Starscream's Vehicon Armada]]
 
**[[Vehicon 367]] - (Fate Unknown)
 
**[[Vehicon 367]] - (Fate Unknown)
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**[[Shadelock]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire, Possible Vehicon ''(Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)''
 
**[[Shadelock]] - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire, Possible Vehicon ''(Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)''
 
*[[Decepticon Miner]]s
 
*[[Decepticon Miner]]s
*[[Starscream clone|Starscream clones]] - ''(Offline, One killed by [[Bulkhead]], Three killed by Megatron, One killed and used as decoy by real Starscream)''
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*[[Starscream clone|Starscream clones]] - ''(Offline, One killed by [[Bulkhead]], Three killed by Megatron, One killed and used as a decoy by real Starscream)''
   
 
===Other Decepticons===
 
===Other Decepticons===
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* [[Tomb]] - ''(DLC Character)''
 
* [[Tomb]] - ''(DLC Character)''
 
*[[Hammerstrike]] - [[Sharkticons|Sharkticon]], Pirate ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Hammerstrike]] - [[Sharkticons|Sharkticon]], Pirate ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Terrashock]] - [[Buffaloids|Buffaloid]], Mob Enforcer ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Terrashock]] - [[Buffaloids|Buffaloid]], Mob Enforcer ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Chop Shop]] - Possible Arachnicon and Insecticon, Combined Form, Heist Crew, Thief ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Chop Shop]] - Possible Arachnicon and Insecticon, Combined Form, Heist Crew, Thief ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Righty]] - [[Combiner]] Component, Thief, [[Mini-Con]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Righty]] - [[Combiner]] Component, Thief, [[Mini-Con]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Filch]] - [[Corvicons|Corvicon]], Thief ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Filch]] - [[Corvicons|Corvicon]], Thief ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Ped]] - [[Botworm]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Ped]] - [[Botworm]] ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Malodor]] - [[Skunkticons|Skunkticon]] Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Malodor]] - [[Skunkticons|Skunkticon]] Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**Malodor's Skunkticons ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**Malodor's Skunkticons ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Nightstrike]] - [[Energon]] Vampire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Nightstrike]] - [[Energon]] Vampire ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Vertebreak (Decepticon)|''RID'' Vertebreak]] - Mad Scientist, [[Cybergrafting]] Expert, Former [[Crystal City Science Council]] Member ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Vertebreak (Decepticon)|''RID'' Vertebreak]] - Mad Scientist, [[Cybergrafting]] Expert, Former [[Crystal City Science Council]] Member ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Octopunch]] - Pirate, Undersea Combatant ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Octopunch]] - Pirate, Undersea Combatant ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Headlock]] - Former Tutor, Former Fighting Coach and Manager ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Headlock]] - Former Tutor, Former Fighting Coach and Manager ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Scowl]] - Dinobot, Former Mob Enforcer ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Scowl]] - Dinobot, Former Mob Enforcer ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Zizza]] - Insecticon, Hive Queen ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Zizza]] - Insecticon, Hive Queen ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Pseudo]] - Insecticon, Shifter, Spy, Infiltrator, Impersonator, Master of Disguise ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Pseudo]] - Insecticon, Shifter, Spy, Infiltrator, Impersonator, Master of Disguise ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Scratch]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Scratch]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Scuzzard]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Scuzzard]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Slink]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Slink]] - ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Polarclaw]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader with ''RID'' Steeljaw Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Polarclaw]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader with ''RID'' Steeljaw Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Glowstrike]] - Insecticon, Warrior, Former Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Glowstrike]] - Insecticon, Warrior, Former Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Scorponok]] - Gladiator, Intimidator, Former Leader ''(Online, Replaced by ''RID'' Steeljaw, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Scorponok]] - Gladiator, Intimidator, Former Leader ''(Online, Replaced by ''RID'' Steeljaw, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Saberhorn]] - Insecticon, Pirate, Former Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Saberhorn]] - Insecticon, Pirate, Former Leader ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Crazybolt]] - Drag Racer, Speed Demon, Arsonist ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Crazybolt]] - Drag Racer, Speed Demon, Arsonist ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Slicedice]] - Crazybolt's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Slicedice]] - Crazybolt's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
*[[Razorpaw |Razorpaw]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader, Energon Vampire with Scratch Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Razorpaw |Razorpaw]] - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader, Energon Vampire with Scratch Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Swelter]] - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with ''RID'' Divebomb Body-Type ''(Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Swelter]] - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with ''RID'' Divebomb Body-Type ''(Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Glacius]] - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with ''RID'' Divebomb Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Glacius]] - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with ''RID'' Divebomb Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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*[[Simacore]] - Orangucon, Former Scientist with Groundpounder Body-Type ''(Online, Escaped [[Stasis Pods|stasis cell]], Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)''
 
*[[Simacore]] - Orangucon, Former Scientist with Groundpounder Body-Type ''(Online, Escaped [[Stasis Pods|stasis cell]], Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)''
 
**[[Theorem]] - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Theorem]] - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
**[[Axiom]] - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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**[[Axiom]] - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Silverhound]] - Buffaloid, Former Mob Enforcer with Terrashock Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Silverhound]] - Buffaloid, Former Mob Enforcer with Terrashock Body-Type ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Stockade]] - Former General ''(Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
*[[Stockade]] - Former General ''(Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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**[[Back]] - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Back]] - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Forth]] - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Forth]] - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
**[[Bludgeon (Mini-Con)|''RID'' Bludgeon]] - Scorponok's [[Cyclones|Cyclone Mini-Con]] Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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**[[Bludgeon (Mini-Con)|''RID'' Bludgeon]] - Scorponok's [[Cyclones|Cyclone Mini-Con]] Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
**[[Clout]] - Scorponok's Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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**[[Clout]] - Scorponok's Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Hammer]] - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Hammer]] - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Anvil]] - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
 
**[[Anvil]] - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner ''(Online, Locked up on ''Alchemor'')''
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=== Former Decepticons ===
 
=== Former Decepticons ===
 
* [[Jetfire]] - [[Aerialbot]], Possible [[Wrecker]], Scientist ''(Online, Defected to Autobots, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)''
 
* [[Jetfire]] - [[Aerialbot]], Possible [[Wrecker]], Scientist ''(Online, Defected to Autobots, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)''
* [[Airachnid]] - Assassin, Hunter, Interrogator, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command, Possible [[Arachnicon]] and [[Insecticons|Insecticon]], Rogue, Hive Queen ''(Presumably offline, Joined ''Nemesis'' Crew, Last seen on one of [[Cybertron's moons]] as [[Terrorcon]] vampire)''
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* [[Airachnid]] - Assassin, Hunter, Interrogator, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command, Possible [[Arachnicon]] and [[Insecticons|Insecticon]], Rogue, Hive Queen ''(Presumably offline, Joined ''Nemesis'' Crew, Last seen on one of [[Cybertron's moons]] as [[Terrorcon]] vampire)''
* [[Knock Out]] - Medic, Mad Scientist ''(Online, Survived Great War, Defected to [[Team Prime]], Last seen on Cybertron)''
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* [[Knock Out]] - Medic, Mad Scientist ''(Online, Survived Great War, Defected to [[Team Prime]], Last seen on Cybertron)''
 
* [[Doubletake]] - (''Defected to Autobots, DLC Character)''
 
* [[Doubletake]] - (''Defected to Autobots, DLC Character)''
 
* [[Grimlock (RID)|''RID'' Grimlock]] - [[Dinobots|Dinobot]], Warrior, Former Prisoner ''(Online, Defected to Bee Team, On Earth)''
 
* [[Grimlock (RID)|''RID'' Grimlock]] - [[Dinobots|Dinobot]], Warrior, Former Prisoner ''(Online, Defected to Bee Team, On Earth)''
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==Trivia/Notes==
 
==Trivia/Notes==
*The Decepticons show up in most ''Transformers'' media as the primary main antagonists. They also show up in the live action movies as the mains antagonists as well.
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*The Decepticons show up in most ''Transformers'' media as the primary main antagonists. They also show up in live-action movies as the mains antagonists as well.
 
**The Decepticons were led by [[Megatron]]. In most series, Megatron would die but also come back to life in a new body or his old body.
 
**The Decepticons were led by [[Megatron]]. In most series, Megatron would die but also come back to life in a new body or his old body.
 
**This is the first incarnation in which the faction is truly disbanded.
 
**This is the first incarnation in which the faction is truly disbanded.
 
**The [[Autobots]] are their true enemies.
 
**The [[Autobots]] are their true enemies.
**This is the first incarnation of the faction that has generics make up the majority of their army. The main characters in this series mostly act as supervisors, officers and/or commanders.
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**This is the first incarnation of the faction that has generics make up the majority of their army. The main characters in this series mostly act as supervisors, officers, and/or commanders.
**The Decepticons mostly speak English but they can speak the Cybertronian language in their conversations.
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**The Decepticons mostly speak English, but they can speak the Cybertronian language in their conversations.
**The Decepticons from ''Robots In Disguise'' often have animal themes to either their [[Robot Modes]] or [[Alternate Modes]] whereas the Decepticons seen in ''Prime'' mostly all had vehicle Alternate Modes and humanoid Robot Modes.
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**The Decepticons from ''Robots In Disguise'' often have animal themes to either their [[Robot Modes]] or [[Alternate Modes]]. In contrast, the Decepticons seen in ''Prime'' mostly all had vehicle Alternate Modes and humanoid Robot Modes.
**Many Decepticons firmly believe that Cybertronians are the greatest and most superior form of life throughout the galaxy. While they leave other mechanical-based races alone to develop as they will this translates to the cleansing of organic worlds but they have, however, no qualms about killing any other Cybertronian that stands in their way, especially if they are an Autobot or just [[neutral]].
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**Many Decepticons firmly believe that Cybertronians are the greatest and most superior form of life throughout the galaxy. While they leave other mechanical-based races alone to develop as they will, this translates to the cleansing of organic worlds. Still, they have, however, no qualms about killing any other Cybertronian that stands in their way, especially if they are an Autobot or just [[neutral]].
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 22:54, June 4, 2020

"The name was meant to demonize us. Instead, we wear it as a badge of honor, for if speaking the truth is deception, then we are gladly guilty."
Megatron explaining the origins of the Decepticons' namesake to an amnesiac Orion Pax.


The Decepticons is a group of Cybertronians whose original goal was to get rid of the infamous Caste System on Cybertron and return to the empire-building, space-faring ways of their ancestors. The name "Decepticon" came from prewar propaganda by the Autobot High Council, labeling them liars and thieves. They took the title as something honorable instead; in their minds and Megatron's words, "if speaking the truth [was] deception, then [they were] gladly guilty."

In the Great War and long after, they were opposed by the Autobots. Occasionally both would put aside their differences for mutual threats only to resume fighting later.

History

Beginnings

When the original Thirteen Primes helped their creator Primus defeat his evil twin brother and rival Unicron, conflicts fueled by discord slowly spread among their ranks as time went on after the Chaos-Bringer's defeat. Tensions ultimately reached a breaking point during the War of the Primes when Megatronus Prime and his brethren got into a fight that resulted in the death of Megatronus' lover and fellow Prime Solus Prime. When she was hit with a blast from her creation and one of the ancient artifacts of the Primes, called the Requiem Blaster, an action that resulted in the creation of the Well of Allsparks from Solus' lifeless body. Megatronus earning the titles of "The Fallen" and the "First Decepticon," something that would live on in Cybertronian history even after the remaining Primes banished him to a different dimension.

Transformers: Prime

The Decepticons were a Kaonian movement started by a miner named Megatron to bring forth a new world order on Cybertron with him as their leader. The majority of the Decepticons were originally low-ranking members of society, such as miners and gladiators, but some were members of higher castes craving more power, such as Ratbat. They held goals similar to the Iaconian movement of the Autobots but differed on how to obtain them. When Megatron was ultimately denied the Matrix of Leadership and rank of Prime, he ordered his followers to fight and take over Cybertron by force. During the war, their noble ideals quickly became corrupted, and they became almost completely amoral, willing to seize power by any means available. This led them to them using Dark Energon, causing the Core of Cybertron to shut down. Like their enemies, the Decepticons took to the stars continuing their war across the galaxy.

After Bumblebee killed Megatron, the Decepticons were left in complete disarray. Right after the final defeat of a resurfaced Unicron, Megatron disbanded the Decepticons' cause and exiled himself, retreating to parts unknown. Starscream attempted to rebuild the Decepticon cause though he was quickly stopped when confronted by the three Predacons.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Steeljaw's Pack

The symbol Steeljaw used for his pack.

Despite their breakup by the reformed Megatron, some Decepticons chose to continue the villainous cause, notably Steeljaw, who sought to reunite the Decepticons. Several Decepticons were also imprisoned aboard the Alchemor and escaped after Megatronus caused it to crashland on Earth. The Decepticons of postwar Cybertron seem to be more or less represented by criminals and other Cybertronian lowlifes rather than former warriors of the original faction.

It eventually turned out that the Autobot High Council originally set up for the period after the war had been usurped by a group of Decepticons led by Cyclonus. Still, they were ultimately defeated when Cyberwarp rebelled and allowed them to be taken into custody by the Bee Team.

Recruitment History

The earliest Decepticon members were gladiators such as Blackout, Lugnut, Drixco and Barricade. Shockwave was a scientist who joined the Decepticons and served as Megatron's chief scientist and one of his many second-in-commands. Soundwave and his Mini-Con deployers Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy were also among the first modern Decepticons. During the war Breakdown, Knock Out, Airachnid, Makeshift, Headstrong, Rampage, Tantrum and many others all joined the faction. Axer left Cybertron shortly after Orion Pax was said to be a Prime by the High Council but sort-of joined them when the Nemesis arrived at Junkion. For the war's early years, Starscream had close associations with the Decepticons but did not officially join them. He spent most of his time on the Trypticon Station or one of the Moon Bases with his army of loyal Seekers keeping an eye on the Dark Energon stored there. He did not fully commit to their ranks until Megatron led an attack on his neutral forces on the Trypticon Station to get the Dark Energon during the events of Transformers: War for Cybertron. Trypticon was also given life by Shockwave shortly after, and Starscream was later promoted to the position of second-in-command of all Decepticon forces. Ratbat and Contrail joined the Decepticons when the High Council nominated Orion Pax as the next Prime. The Combaticons and Constructicons were built before the War for Cybertron events. The Insecticons joined the Decepticons during Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, some time before Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. As mentioned above, the later Decepticons of the postwar era on Cybertron and ultimately in the universe appeared to be simply composed of common crooks and thugs rather than disciplined and well-trained warriors.

List of Notable Decepticons

Decepticon Gladiator Corps

  • D-16/Megatronus/Megatron - Gladiator, Warrior, Dictator, Former Leader (Online, Killed by Bumblebee, Revived by Unicron, Abandoned cause and went into self-imposed exile)
  • Soundwave - Communications Officer, Spymaster, Former Autobot High Council Member (Online, Defected from Autobot High Council, Survived Great War, Trapped in and escaped from Shadowzone, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
    • Rumble - Mini-Con Deployer (Last seen on Nemesis before Earthfall)
    • Frenzy - Mini-Con Deployer (Last seen on Nemesis before Earthfall)
    • Ravage - Mini-Con Deployer (Last seen on Nemesis before Earthfall)
    • Laserbeak - Mini-Con Deployer (Online, Survived Great War, Trapped in and escaped from Shadowzone, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
    • Buzzsaw - Mini-Con Deployer (Toyline)
    • Ratbat - Mini-Con Deployer, Former Autobot High Council Member (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Lugnut - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Barricade - Gladiator, Soldier, Warrior, Scout (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Drixco - Gladiator, Soldier, Warrior (Offline, Killed by Optimus Prime)
  • 777/Makeshift - Shifter, Spy, Infiltrator, Impersonator, Master of Disguise (Offline, Killed by Wheeljack)
  • Blackout - (Offline)

Seekers

  • Starscream - Former Sky Commander, Former First Lieutenant, Former Commander and Second-in-Command, Rogue (Online, Survived Great War, Last seen on Cybertron, Came to Earth to retrieve Weaponizer Mini-Cons, Arrested by Bee Team and sent back to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Thundercracker - Scientist (Offline)
  • Skywarp - Scout (Offline)
  • Thrust - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Dirge - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Ramjet - Soldier, Warrior (Offline)
  • WFC Slipstream - Soldier, Warrior, Stalker (Possibly survived Great War, Last seen on Junkion when it exploded)
  • Hotlink - Mechatronic Engineer (Offline)
  • Dreadwing - Seeker Captain, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command (Offline, Joined Nemesis Crew, Abandoned cause, Killed by Megatron)
  • Contrail - Former Autobot High Council Member (Last seen on Cybertron, Survived Great War)
  • Nacelle - Warrior (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Bitstream - Information Engineer (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Skyquake - Soldier, Warrior (Presumably offline, Killed by Bumblebee, Terrorcon trapped in Shadowzone, Possibly killed by Soundwave or destroyed by Unicron's final defeat)
  • Autoclave - Scientist (Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Other Seekers

Terrorcons

Insecticons

Steeljaw's Pack

  • RID Steeljaw - Rebel, Subsonics Expert, Pack Leader, Former Decepticon Island Support Leader (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Arrested by Bee Team and returned to Cybertron aboard Alchemor, On Earth)
  • Underbite - Chompazoid (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron aboard Alchemor, In Bee Team custody)
  • Thunderhoof - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard Alchemor, In Bee Team custody)
  • Minitron - Cyber-tick (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Fracture - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Online, Came to Earth to claim bounty on Bumblebee, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Airazor - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • RID Divebomb - Fracture's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Clampdown - Former Information Broker, Skittering Scumbag (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Returned to Cybertron aboard Alchemor, In Bee Team custody)
  • RID Kickback - Insecticon, Espionage Agent (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Presumably captured or still at large)
  • Overload - Former Saboteur, Former Spy, Former Actor, Soldier, Warrior (Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Bisk - Gamer, Thrill Seeker (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Springload - Amphiboid, Relic and Treasure Hunter (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)
  • Quillfire - Anarchist, Revolutionary (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron aboard Alchemor, In Bee Team custody)
  • Groundpounder - Orangucon, Former Gladiator (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on Alchemor)

Cybercomrade Sect/Free Will Faction

  • Overhead - Buffaloid, Cybercomrade Sect Leader with Terrashock Body-Type (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)
  • Flamefeather - (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)
  • Transit - (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)
  • Spinhead - Conspiracy Theorist (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron with Team Prime)
  • Retrofit - (Online, Possibly on Cybertron)
  • Skullcruncher - Croctobot, Hired Muscle (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)
  • Razorgrille - Croctobot, Hired Muscle (Online, Arrested and returned to Cybertron by Team Prime)

Ronin

  • Foxtrot - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Stilts - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Forager - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)

Decepticon Scavengers

  • Clawtrap - Scavenger Leader, Relic Hunter with Clampdown Body-Type (Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)
  • Scatterspike - Relic Hunter with Quillfire Body-Type (Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)
  • Thermidor - Former Scavenger Leader, Relic Hunter with Bisk Body-Type (Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)
  • Paralon - Relic Hunter with Scorponok Body-Type (Online, Returned to Cybertron by Bee Team)

Combiner Teams

Mini-Cons

Troopers

Other Decepticons

  • Shockwave - Scientist, Former First Lieutenant, Former Commander and Second-in-Command, Former Guardian of Cybertron (Online, Joined Nemesis Crew after Earthfall, Survived Great War, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Demolisher - Gladiator, Soldier, Warrior (Game DLC)
  • Headstrong - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Rampage - Soldier, Warrior (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Tantrum - Soldier, Warrior, Predacon (Last seen before Earthfall)
  • Thunderwing - Servant and Herald of Unicron (Offline, Temporarily allied with Decepticons, Killed by Optimus Prime)
  • Catalycon - Scientist (Offline)
  • Prime Bludgeon - (Toyline Character)
  • Trypticon Station/Trypticon/Nemesis - Soldier, Warrior, Decepticon Warship (Offline, Permanently became the Nemesis)
  • Astraea - (DLC Character)
  • Breakneck - (DLC Character)
  • Conduit - (DLC Character)
  • Contagion - (DLC Character)
  • Deadheat - Velocitronian (DLC Character)
  • Derail - (DLC Character)
  • Diabla - (DLC Character)
  • Drive-By - (DLC Character)
  • Duststorm - (DLC Character)
  • Firebreaker - (DLC Character)
  • Flamewar - (DLC Character)
  • Flatline - (DLC Character)
  • Hotwire - (DLC Character)
  • Mismatch - (DLC Character)
  • Pandemic - (DLC Character)
  • Rampart - (DLC Character)
  • Shellshock - (DLC Character)
  • Switchblade - (DLC Character)
  • Tomb - (DLC Character)
  • Hammerstrike - Sharkticon, Pirate (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Terrashock - Buffaloid, Mob Enforcer (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Chop Shop - Possible Arachnicon and Insecticon, Combined Form, Heist Crew, Thief (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Filch - Corvicon, Thief (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Ped - Botworm (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Malodor - Skunkticon Leader (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Malodor's Skunkticons (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Nightstrike - Energon Vampire (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • RID Vertebreak - Mad Scientist, Cybergrafting Expert, Former Crystal City Science Council Member (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Octopunch - Pirate, Undersea Combatant (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Headlock - Former Tutor, Former Fighting Coach and Manager (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Scowl - Dinobot, Former Mob Enforcer (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Zizza - Insecticon, Hive Queen (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Pseudo - Insecticon, Shifter, Spy, Infiltrator, Impersonator, Master of Disguise (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Scratch - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Scuzzard - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Slink - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Sneak - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Snitch - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Polarclaw - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader with RID Steeljaw Body-Type (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Glowstrike - Insecticon, Warrior, Former Leader (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Scorponok - Gladiator, Intimidator, Former Leader (Online, Replaced by RID Steeljaw, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Saberhorn - Insecticon, Pirate, Former Leader (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Crazybolt - Drag Racer, Speed Demon, Arsonist (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Slicedice - Crazybolt's Torpedo Mini-Con partner (Online, Joined Decepticon Island Forces, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Razorpaw - Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader, Energon Vampire with Scratch Body-Type (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Swelter - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with RID Divebomb Body-Type (Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Glacius - Razorpaw's Torpedo Mini-Con Partner with RID Divebomb Body-Type (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Torpor - Torpedo Mini-Con with Airazor Body-Type (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Simacore - Orangucon, Former Scientist with Groundpounder Body-Type (Online, Escaped stasis cell, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)
    • Theorem - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Axiom - Simacore's Torpedo Mini-Con partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Silverhound - Buffaloid, Former Mob Enforcer with Terrashock Body-Type (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Stockade - Former General (Online, Survived Great War, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • RID Abominus - Survivalist (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Brakepad - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Shocksprocket - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Skinkbomb - (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
  • Crustacion - Shrimpticon, Bank Robber with Ped Body-Type (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Ragebyte - Sharkticon, Former Scientist with Hammerstrike Body-Type (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Zorillor - Skunkticon, Thug (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Crow Brothers
    • Boostwing - Corvicon, Thief (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)
    • Jacknab - Corvicon, Thief (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime)
    • Pilfer - Corvicon, Thief (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Shadow Raker - Insecticon, Former Crime Boss and Mob Leader with Saberhorn Body-Type (Online, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Flamesnort - Soldier, Warrior with Crazybolt Body-Type (Online, Survived Great War, Arrested by Bee Team, Returned to Cybertron by Optimus Prime)
  • Wingcode - Energon Vampire, Malware Spreader with Nightstrike Body-Type (Online, In Bee Team Custody)
  • Shocknado - Combined Form (Mobile game)
  • Saberclaw - Combined Form of Bisk and Saberhorn (Toyline Character)

Decepticon allieds

  • Axer - Former Autobot, Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Became member of Star Seekers, Last seen interrogated on Nemesis)
  • Exiles Ransack - Velocitronian Leader, Decepticon Sympathizer
  • Hightail - Velocitronian, Decepticon Sympathizer
  • Cyclone Mini-Cons
    • Back - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Forth - Quillfire's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • RID Bludgeon - Scorponok's Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Clout - Scorponok's Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Hammer - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Anvil - Bisk's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Major Mayhem - Cyclone Mini-Con Army Commander (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • Backtrack - Overload's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)
    • RID Ransack I - Overload's Temporary Cyclone Mini-Con Partner (Online, Locked up on Alchemor)

Former Decepticons

  • Jetfire - Aerialbot, Possible Wrecker, Scientist (Online, Defected to Autobots, Survived the Great War, Presumably on Cybertron)
  • Airachnid - Assassin, Hunter, Interrogator, Former First Lieutenant, Commander and Second-in-Command, Possible Arachnicon and Insecticon, Rogue, Hive Queen (Presumably offline, Joined Nemesis Crew, Last seen on one of Cybertron's moons as Terrorcon vampire)
  • Knock Out - Medic, Mad Scientist (Online, Survived Great War, Defected to Team Prime, Last seen on Cybertron)
  • Doubletake - (Defected to Autobots, DLC Character)
  • RID Grimlock - Dinobot, Warrior, Former Prisoner (Online, Defected to Bee Team, On Earth)
  • Deadlock/Drift - Bounty Hunter, Mercenary, Gun-for-Hire (Online, Abandoned cause, Defected to Autobots, Came to Earth to claim bounty on Bumblebee, Later joined Bee Team)
  • Clipshade/Spectrosynth - Undercover Autobot Agent, Former Actor (Online, Returned to Autobots when mission was done)

Trivia/Notes

  • The Decepticons show up in most Transformers media as the primary main antagonists. They also show up in live-action movies as the mains antagonists as well.
    • The Decepticons were led by Megatron. In most series, Megatron would die but also come back to life in a new body or his old body.
    • This is the first incarnation in which the faction is truly disbanded.
    • The Autobots are their true enemies.
    • This is the first incarnation of the faction that has generics make up the majority of their army. The main characters in this series mostly act as supervisors, officers, and/or commanders.
    • The Decepticons mostly speak English, but they can speak the Cybertronian language in their conversations.
    • The Decepticons from Robots In Disguise often have animal themes to either their Robot Modes or Alternate Modes. In contrast, the Decepticons seen in Prime mostly all had vehicle Alternate Modes and humanoid Robot Modes.
    • Many Decepticons firmly believe that Cybertronians are the greatest and most superior form of life throughout the galaxy. While they leave other mechanical-based races alone to develop as they will, this translates to the cleansing of organic worlds. Still, they have, however, no qualms about killing any other Cybertronian that stands in their way, especially if they are an Autobot or just neutral.

Gallery

Symbol decept reg

Main Article: Decepticon Gallery

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