Supreme Commander is a rank used throughout all continuity families.
During Generation One, the Supreme Commander (総司令官 Sōshireikan?) was the absolute leader of the Cybertrons and, at first, sole bearer of the Matrix of Leadership. Later, some Cybertrons were appointed the rank of Supreme Commander without having the Matrix passed down to them.
By the era of the Beast Wars, the rank of Supreme Commander was appointed to high-ranking Maximal generals, usually of Convoy status. The task of ruling over the Maximal race as a whole was the job of the Maximal Elders.
Known Supreme Commanders
- Optimus Prime (G1)
- Ultra Magnus (G1)
- Hot Rod (G1)
- Fortress Maximus (G1)
- Star Saber (G1)
- Dai Atlas (G1)
- Deputy Supreme Commander (総司令官代理 Sōshireikan Dairi): Ultra Magnus, Sky Garry and Jetfire
- Chief Supreme Commander (最高総司令官 Saikō Sōshireikan): God Ginrai
- Ultimate Supreme Commander (究極総司令官 Kyūkyoku Sōshireikan): Victory Saber and Magna Convoy
- Fire Supreme Commander (炎の総司令官 Hono'ō no Sōshireikan): Fire Convoy
- Super Ultimate Supreme Commander (超究極総司令官 Chō Kyūkyoku Sōshireikan): Magna Jet Convoy
- High-speed Mobile Supreme Commander (高速機動総司令官 Kōsoku Kidō Sōshireikan): Sonic Convoy
There are similar titles to "Supreme Commander", including:
- Chief Commander (最高司令官 Saikō Shireikan): Battle Convoy and Powered Convoy
- Strongest Commander (最強司令官 Saikyō Shireikan): God Fire Convoy
- Dark Commander (暗黒司令官 Ankoku Shireikan'): Black Convoy and Flame Convoy
- Secret Commander (秘密司令官 Himitsu Shireikan): Reverse Convoy
- Sonic Commander (音速司令官 Onsoku Shireikan): Nitro Convoy
- Aerial Commander (航空司令官 Kōkū Shireikan): Live Convoy
- Gigantic Commander (巨神司令官 Kyoshin Shireikan): Megalo Convoy
- Optimal Optimus uses Maximal Supreme Commander as his function on his English bio card.
- Classics Megatron's function is Decepticon Supreme Commander.
- Machine Wars Optimus Prime's function is Supreme Commander.
- Leo Prime's function is Supreme Commander.
- Animated Ultra Magnus is referred to as the Autobot Supreme Commander.