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"The world in which we live is a different one than previously imagined. One which has spawned its own Decepticons in human skin."
Optimus Prime talking about MECH in Convoy.

M.E.C.H. (standing for an unknown acronym) was a terrorist organization working in opposition to the United States government. They sought to create a "new world order" through the application of the cutting-edge technology, and had hoped to include Cybertronian technology and biology upon discovering the alien race. They are described as "Decepticons in human skin" by Optimus Prime after he met them.


MECH traces its origins to the US military, where an ambitious Special Tactics officer, Colonel Leland Bishop, had been obsessed with creating powerful and technologically-advanced weapons. When Project Damocles, a satellite capable of firing a powerful laser from orbit, was mothballed and Bishop discharged, the colonel decided to go rogue, still bent on seeing his weapons realized and aiming to use them to install a new world order in his image. Bishop then took the name "CYLAS", and recruited many other soldiers to his cause.

They have learned about the existence of both the Autobots and Decepticons ever since their encounter with them in Convoy. They planned to incorporate the technology of Cybertronians to pursue their agenda for the world. They even kidnapped Breakdown, removed and studied one of his optics, and then tortured him almost to the point of death. They also sided with Airachnid to kidnap June Darby so that Jack Darby would bring Arcee. They came close to nearly dissecting Arcee but escaped when Agent Fowler arrived.

MECH is also very resourceful when it comes to obtaining information. Their agents are in all the ranks of government of the United States and abroad, and they owe sovereignty to no nation. Additionally, despite being humans, they have proven to be a deadly threat to Cybertronians.

After Breakdown was killed by Airachnid, MECH gathered his remains and took them to their base. Nemesis Prime, the product of Project Chimera, was defeated by Optimus Prime and ended up falling on top of Silas, severely injuring him fatally. The men were able to remove his very damaged body from underneath Nemesis Prime and planned to save him by merging him with the remains of Breakdown.

After saving Silas, the latter felt he should only be in "the exclusive company of titans", so he betrayed and slaughtered his own men in favor of joining the Decepticons. Silas tried to offer Project Damocles the Decepticon cause, but Megatron turned on him after the weapon was destroyed and failed in its intended purposes. With Silas' eventual death by Airachnid, MECH was no longer seen or heard of since. 

Notable Members[]

Cybertronians who have allied with MECH[]


  • Agent Fowler
  • Autobots
  • Decepticons
  • Breakdown



  • MECH is an organization similar to Cemetery Wind and the Transformers Reaction Force (TRF) from the fourth and fifth live-action films, as those groups were antagonists in Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight. All human groups attacked Cybertronians with Earth-based weaponry. All groups have also aligned themselves with the enemies of the Autobots to hunt for their prey.
  • Each member of Team Prime (with the exception of Ratchet) has had his or her own personal encounter with MECH that is covered by an episode:


Main Article: MECH/Gallery