The IDW continuity is unique in that it portrays the Decepticons as originally a force for good, standing up against oppression, who eventually themselves became oppressors. However, this would later seem to be changed by the sequel films, where it is revealed that Sentinel Prime was the first leader of the Autobots and The Fallen the founder and supreme master of the Decepticons. The film's antagonist is instead the neutral assassin and bounty hunter Lockdown, who may have been a Decepticon at one point, sent to Earth to hunt Optimus Prime by the Transformers' creator race (unseen in the movie). He can also wield his tail rotor blades as a melee weapon. Like the Autobots, the Decepticons are designed to look more organic in the movie.  To defeat Unicron, Optimus uses the Matrix of Leadership. While the loss of human life in Chicago is massive, the battle is a major victory for the Autobots as they eliminated most of the Decepticon army on Earth (including Gould by traitor) despite there being some still scattered around the globe and the entire Decepticon command structure was destroyed with all of its members killed in the battle. Use the menus below to identify toys and parts by color and type. The Decepticon resistance army and the Autobot counter-resistance fighters gear up with the universe's most advanced modular weaponry, including the weapon modes of combined Micromaster figures -- sentient bots that combine to form weapons. The return of the Predacon (Predaking himself) adds to this advantage. Ratbat quickly unleashed the Constructicons in their combined form of Devastator, routing the Wreckers. Following the Fallen's death, Megatron officially takes full command of the Decepticons at this point, swearing vengeance. After humans successfully reached the Moon and explored the ship, Soundwave and Laserbeak approached various humans including Dylan Gould's father to get them to shut down the American and Russian space programs. Knock Out obtains the second however using the Resonance Blaster, and Starscream obtains the third using a dose of speed-enhancing Red Energon. Their crown jewel is Galvatron, who becomes possessed by Megatron's (Frank Welker) consciousness and then possesses the other prototypes and turns them into Decepticons controlled by him. Silverbolt, Air Raid, and Jetfire try to stop it, but the space station transforms into Trypticon and crashes on Cybertron. Steeljaw does so, but once on Earth, Megatronus attempts to destroy both Earth and Cybertron. With this additional power, the Autobots were able to win the conflict, and a period of peace began, known as the Golden Age of Cybertron, when energy was plentiful and the planet shone with a golden hue. When Optimus evacuates the Autobot forces from Cybertron, Megatron tries to stop them from leaving. Some continuities also has Liege Maximo and The Fallen as the ancestor of the Decepticon faction. They are a synergistic blend of biological evolution and technological engineering. As opposed to the Autobots' Supreme Commander, the Primes, the Decepticons' highest ranking leader is often given the title Emperor of Destruction. Megatron recovered the protoforms of six Autobots that had crashed to Earth some time before looking for Fortress Maximus. ", as well as "Transform and rise up!" After Starscream uses Megatron's share of Dark Energon, he tries to find more to once again bring back his "un-dead army". After the Decepticons kidnap him, Knock Out uses the phase shifter to remove it. The WFC-S5 Decepticon Air Strike Patrol figures Stormcloud and Visper convert in 7 and 4 easy steps from robot mode to aircraft modes. The Decepticons return in Transformers: The Last Knight with the revived leader, Megatron, when a war for survival has commenced between the human race and the Transformers and set up a military organization of TRF (Transformers Reaction Force). Originally Optimus Prime and Megatron ruled Cybertron together, due to the power of the Allspark, a mysterious device that could give life to Transformers - and keep Cybertron itself alive. Though Starscream escapes, Knock Out stays to help stop Unicron. Ultimately, the Decepticons desire to protect their homeworld, even if it is at the expense of others. Shockwave is also the one who suggests that the Predacons, now under Predaking's full leadership, help the Autobots defeat Unicron and his undead army. However, Megatron's return with an army of Seeker clones would bring a halt to the peace proceedings, and the Ultracons would be reabsorbed into the Decepticons. This plague also leads to Airachnid's escape and her retaking control of the Insecticons, forcing Soundwave to teleport her armada to one of Cybertron's moon's and leaving them to be eaten by her as she has become a Terrorcon hybrid. But the Autobots broke through and most of the Decepticons began to die and were defeated. Self care and ideas to help you live a healthier, happier life. The Autobots, NEST and a team of mercenaries led by Sam Witwicky and Robert Epps invade Chicago and battle the Decepticon army, aided by the United States Army, and U.S. Air Force. After 4 million years, the volcano the Ark was wedged in, erupted in Earth year 1984, restarting its computer, Teletraan I. Beginning with the original Generation 1 cartoon, the Decepticon rallying cry has been "Decepticons attack! Instead, they have spread out through the galaxy, using their transforming abilities to infiltrate target worlds (such as Earth or Nebulos) disguised as local vehicles and equipment. NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Megatron from the Transformers live-action film series. The foursome survives, however. Megatron and Sentinel Prime planned this a long time ago, planning to meet on Earth before Megatron went after the Allspark and ended up frozen and the Ark was shot down by Decepticon fighters (few Decepticons knew of the plan) and crashed on Earth's Moon in 1961. Shockwave was a peerless Decepticon scientist with deadly efficiency and a cold devotion to logic. Obsessed with travel? This search is put on hold however when the Autobots unite under Ultra Magnus to assault Darkmount. However, as the assault continues, it is the Decepticons who emerge victorious even with the loss of the Predacon, capturing Team Prime. But, by the year 2000, the Decepticons had proven to be the losers of the last Great War. Sentinel nearly kills Optimus, but Megatron, convinced by Carly Spencer that he would end up working for Sentinel unless he could get rid of him, turns on Sentinel and severely injures him. Realising that their ability to travel as Earth vehicles gave the Autobots an edge in stealth, Megatron decided to take drastic action. The overall name of the Robots in Disguise villain faction is Destronger. The Decepticons are driven by a single undeviating goal: total domination of the universe. However, by 1963 the Decepticons had raided the Ark and removed all but five of the pillars and hid them on the Moon along with an army of hundreds of Decepticons, awaiting the time that the pillars would be used. During the final four episodes of the season, the Autobots unwillingly team up with Megatron to battle a legendary threat to Earth's existence, Unicron. After the battle devastated the very manufacturing facilities the two factions hoped to acquire, the Protectobots separated and defeated Devastator via sabotage. Double Jeopardy. The Autobots head to Cybertron, fighting off the Decepticons with their Iacon relics, take back the keys and manage to kill all the Vehicons, managing to reach the Omega Lock. The Decepticons fled to the planet Chaar, a world of ash and ruin, where they struggled to survive until Galvatron returned to them and reorganized them into a fighting force, battling to take back Cybertron. The Decepticons began to search for the staff when Barricade reports to Megatron that human has found the mysterious talisman they're seeking and suggests using TRF their purposes. Also, the Decepticons are not exactly the most compassionate beings in the universe, but not all fight for greed.