The Wreckers are a special task force, generally composed of the best and the toughest die-hard fighters around. The Wreckers tend to be a close-knit combat unit that consider themselves the best of the best. They're often called in to fight when the odds of success are slim.
Because of this, they tend to burn through their roster at a frightening rate.
Marvel UK Generation One comics
The initial roster of the Wreckers consisted of Impactor (the leader), Roadbuster, Whirl, Twin-Twist, Topspin and Rack'n'Ruin. They were later joined by Broadside, Sandstorm and Springer (who became the team's leader after Impactor's death).Both Roadbuster and Whirl appear to be absent from the team later on. Roadbuster reappears amongst the Wreckers eventually, but Whirl is never seen again. Inferno is later affiliated with the team.
- Impactor (original leader)
- Twin Twist
- Springer (leader after Impactor's death)
After the team takes major casualties during the Time Wars, the few survivors (Springer, Broadside and Inferno) joined together with other "outsiders"—both Autobot and Decepticon—to form the (aptly named) Survivors.
The Wreckers were still, by tradition, considered an Autobot force, despite being on Maximal-era Cybertron, and accepted even Decepticons and Predacons into their ranks following the takeover of Cybertron by Megatron and his Vehicon armies.
Dreamwave Generation One comics
The Wreckers split from the Autobot forces after the disappearance of Optimus Prime in a space bridge explosion. Led by Springer, they clashed with Ratbat's Ultracons in the Tagan Heights for a time before reuniting with the Autobots and the Lightning Strike Coalition immediately prior to the Age of Internment.
Later on, during Shockwave's reign on Cybertron, the Wreckers were a small but elite task force of Autobots dedicated to keeping the peace wherever (and however) necessary.
When the Stunticons were released from imprisonment in Cybertron's detention banks, the Wreckers responded in kind. This, however, was after Menasor had already wiped out the Omnibots and defeated Defensor. In the battle, both Whirl and Roadbuster were apparently killed before Ultra Magnus took charge and brought Menasor down.
IDW Generation 1 comics
The Wreckers are the Autobots who get called in when the odds of success are nonexistent, but the job needs to be done anyway. Assigned to Varas Centralus after the Decepticon infiltration on that planet went to Phase Six, they were pulled out and sent back to Cybertron at the order of Optimus Prime when the Autobot leader suspected that Thunderwing may have been behind the disappearance of the Calabi-Yau.
The Wreckers arrived just in time to save Nosecone and Afterburner. They then proceeded to take Bludgeon's team apart without breaking a sweat. Thunderwing was slightly more challenging, but the Wreckers suffered no apparent casualties.
When Thunderwing popped up again guarding a cave on on Corata-Vaz, Optimus Prime sent for the team once again.
The wreckers were once again deployed to liberate the Garrus-9 prison complex from the control of the Renegade Decepticon Overlord. It became one of their most famous deployments, but also one of their most costly. It became known as The Wreckers' Last stand.
- Springer (leader)
- Impactor (Original leader)
- Ultra Magnus
- Twin Twist
The Wreckers were a combat unit that operated outside the normal chain of command. They accepted mission that no one else could or would, most times many of them did not come back. To Agent Fowler, he viewed them as black ops.
- Ultra Magnus (leader)
- Bulkhead (former)
- Pyro (offline)
- Rotorstorm (offline)
- Seaspray (offline)
The Wheeljack, Bulkhead and an unknown number of Wreckers took part in an unnamed battle were they were surrounded by cons so Wheeljack threw a grenade into the heat exchanger, destroying it and all the cons. Bulkhead later stated that he was still picking shrapnel out of his backside.Wheeljack and Bulkhead also took part in a battle on Sandokan. Bulkhead left the Wreckers early on in the war to join Team Prime but Wheeljack continued to serve. In the battle of Darkmount pass, Wheeljack engaged and killed the enemy forces and used their bodies to cross the molten metal. At an unknown point in the war, Roadbuster, Pyro, Impactor and Rotorstorm were killed. Hardshell also seemed to be a major enemy of the Wreckers. Once Cybertron went dark, the Wreckers scattered and went their separate ways.
Wheeljack came to Earth but was captured by Starscream and replaced by Makeshift in an attempt to destroy the Earth-based Autobots, but Wheeljack escaped and reunited with his buddy Bulkhead and foiled Starscream's plan. While Bulkhead stayed on Earth, Wheeljack returned to space.During Wheeljack's travels, he found his comrade Seaspray but he was killed by Dreadwing's bombs, which almost killed him too. Wheeljack then pursued Dreadwing back to Earth were he decided to stay, but as a semi-member of Team Prime. Bulkhead engaged Hardshell and was nearly killed by him, promoting Wheeljack to get revenge.
War for Cybertron
The Wreckers' symbol is seen on the entrance to the underground and the large building in the official game trailer.
Dark of the Moon film
These Wreckers are a bunch of NASCAR loving Transformers. They built the Xantium, the Autobot transport ship that brought the second wave of Autobots to Earth. They rarely leave the base where the Xantium is kept because "they are real assholes". They later joined the battle with the other Autobots in Chicago.
The Wreckers appear to be the Autobot's counterparts to the Decepticon Dreads. Both teams have three members but with the Dreads acting more like Autobots, having simple, unassuming vehicle modes and using stealth as opposed to brute force, and the Wreckers acting like Decepticons, having obvious weaponized vehicle modes and using excessive force and violence as opposed to caution.