Dreadwing is the split spark twin brother of Skyquake. He was once captain of a Seeker armada. He is an expert in explosives. Like Skyquake, Dreadwing is intensely loyal to Megatron, though his loyalty to his twin may be stronger, but unlike his brother, Dreadwing is better at keeping is temper in check.
Unlike most Decepticon's, Dreadwing has a sense of honor, a fare wack of tactical knowledge and knows when a battle is lost. Also, if a mission goes south, he is willing to let the Autobots live if it means the survival of the Decepticon cause.
He also has a sweet cell phone.
Dreadwing and Skyquake were created from two halve's of the same life force which created them. Even across the galaxy, they could sense each other.
Dreadwing sensed his brothers emergence from stasis on Earth,and his subsequent demise, from across the galaxy, and set out to seek confirmation.
While heading for Earth, he stopped to kill Autobot Wrecker Seaspray and Wheeljack. Though he succeeded in killing Seaspray, Wheeljack was able to escape and pursed him across one hundred light years of space before he was shot down on Earth. After they crashed, the two engaged in a fire fight, but Dreadwing was soon out numbered by four Autobots and Agent Fowler. Outnumbered, Dreadwing scanned Fowlers jet and took off. Using his cell phone, he contacted the Nemesis and met Megatron, who confirmed the death of his twin brother, Skyquake, and vowed to destroy all Autobots as an act of revenge.
Despite Megatron insisting he not engage the Autobots outside of orders, Dreadwing planed to kill Optimus Prime by strapping a bomb to Bulkhead. He proposed a challenge to Wheeljack which he accepted. Dreadwing was able to overpower him and Bulkhead and took the big Wrecker as part of his trap. Once there Wheeljack attempted to disable the bomb strapped to Bulk but only Dreadwing knew how. Megatron then contacted him and told him to stop but Dreadwing insisted to which Megatron allowed (secretly doubting his survival). Optimus Prime tried to make Dreadwing see reason but Dreadwing engaged the three bots. The three bots defeated Dreadwing and pinned him under machinery, forcing him to either diactivate the bomb or die along with them. Soundly beaten, Dreadwing returned to Megatron, who was pleased his underling learned a harsh lesson, and vowed to only obey his Master, no longer seeking revenge for his brother.
Airachnid's betrayal prompted Megatron to have her rubbed out before she could make a move against him. He assigned Dreadwing and Breakdown to finish her off in his stead, considering Dreadwing as her replacement. While there however Airachnid taunted Breakdown into attacking her, Dreadwing fought her and managed to shoot off one of her spider legs but was caught in a web. Breakdown then ran after her, leaving Dreadwing but was killed by the spider bot, who falls into the hands of MECH. While Megatron was yelling at Dreadwing they were contacted by Airachnid and Megatron left to deal with her himself, ordering Dreadwing to not follow. As Megatron was pinned down by the Autobots, Dreadwing arrived with back-up, promising not to harm anyone if Megatron was returned. Optimus agreed, but Megatron fired on the Autobots anyway. Megatron escaped during the confusion along with Dreadwing and was impressed by his disobeying a direct order; "You'll make a good 1st Lieutenant".
A bit later, the Nemesis had crashed due to recent events and sustained heavy damage. Dreadwing informed Megatron of the full extent of the damage. Not wanting the ship to be destroyed, Megatron infused his recently acquired Dark Energon to re-power the ship to which Dreadwing witnessed.
He also witnessed the ship's new stasis beam cannon disable all the Autobots. However, when Megatron wanted to reclaim his Spark Extractor from the Autobots, the ship being to change course. Eventually the ship talked and warned all Decepticons to not to interfere with his gathering of the remaining Iacon artifacts.
Dreadwing assessed that the ship was heading there to get the artifact to claim it for himself. Dreadwing attempted to stop the ship with a squad of troops but was put in stasis. He started to recover after Jack disabled the ship's Dark Energon influence.
- Dreadwing's look is reminiscent of Depth Charge.
- Just like Starscream, Dreadwing is a Seeker, though Dreadwing seems to be a higher rank. Ironically Dreadwing, would also take Starscreams place of second-in-command.