- Dirge is a Predacon from the Beast Wars II portion of the Generation 1 continuity family who was later upgraded into Dirgegun.
Dirge is almost inseparable from his partner and best friend, Thrust. Insult comedy is one of his favorite pass-times and enjoys throwing biting remarks left and right. Dirge is also a Cybertronian gourmet. He can give energy higher potency and better flavor. Oil (the alcohol of the Transformers) is one of his favorite substances to work with and he is known for his very intense brews. Along with Thrust, Dirge has a rivalry with the Predacon air warriors Starscream and BB.
After swearing allegiance to Gigastorm, Dirge was rebuilt as Dirgegun. Though he still retains his comedic personality, Dirgegun is a much more powerful warrior who can no longer be taken lightly by any member of the Maximal Army.
Beast Wars II and Neo animation
- Voice actor: Eiji Takemoto (Japan)
Beast Wars II manga
Beast Wars II
- Dirge (Basic, 1998)
- Japanese ID number: D-14, VS-14
- A redeco of the Machine Wars Skywarp/Thundercracker mold, Dirge transforms from a Dassault Rafale fighter jet to robot mode with a single-step, spring-loaded transformation. The two halves of his "Dirge Gun" rifle store in his lower legs in jet mode. He was available both as an individual release and in a two-pack with Tasmania Kid.
- Dirgegun (Deluxe Cyborg Beast, 1998)
- Japanese ID number: D-26
- An extensive retool of the original Beast Wars Waspinator mold, Dirgegun transforms into a cyborg wasp. His stinger becomes a hand-held "Needle Shot" spring-loaded missile launcher; the missiles are hidden in each of his wings. These missiles can also he used in the launcher mounted on his beast-mode back.
- This mold was also used to make Beast Wars Buzz Saw.