Switching Sides

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Other than Jetfire in G1, and Wheelie in ROTF, how many Transformers have switched sides?
    Did Octane actually switch sides in Starscreams Ghost, or was he just friends with Sandstorm?
    Who else switched? Looking for permanent defectors.
     
  2. AMG

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    Beast Wars Dinobot.
     
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    Drift from the IDW comic is a Decepticon traitor. He was called Deadlock before switching sides.
     
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    In the movie continuity, Ironhide was one of Megatron's soldiers before defecting to the Autobots.

    Also, think we can count the Fallen betraying the other Primes? :p 

    Also; Blackarachnia and Silverbolt in Beast Wars.
     
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    Well, I don't like to talk about it, but there was this one time in college when I got really drunk and my roommate asked me if I'd ever played for the other team...

    Oh, wait. That's not what you meant. Disregard.

    Armada Wheeljack started out an Autobot and then went to the dark side.
     
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    Technically Punch/Counterpunch could have been a traitor. The longer he stayed as a Decepticon, the more he would become one. Does that count?

    ~Z
     
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    Rhinox, and Silverbolt in Beast Machines, thought not by their own choice.
     
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    Wasp in Animated was pretty much forced to switch sides, no?
     
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    Would BM Obsidian and Strika count?
     
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    Wasn't BW Quickstrike formed from a Maximal Protoform? He could count as a turncoat due to a technicality.
     
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    See also: Inferno
     
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    Both Blitzwing and Octane were kicked out of the Decepticons by Galvatron during Season 3.

    Neither of them really became Autobots as much as they simply took refuge.
     
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    not that many have of their own accord. i think bw rhinox and dinobot (and dinobot 2 sort of) might be about it unless you include shell programs, then youd have black arachnia (from maximal to predacon and back again), inferno and silverbolt/jetsorm. rhinox had a shell program but when it was removed he still played for his own team. g1 ravage could possibly be an example, tough it could be argued that he was always a decepticon loyalist and was only with the predacons by default, when he saw bw megatron was truer to the decepticon cause he went with them. quickstrike and rampage are weird in that rampage wasnt really in control of his actions after what was done to him and quickstrike seems to have been a bad guy from the start and was probably just a maximal by default until he saw a chance for conflict.

    the g1 constructicons had the robosmasher thing going on, as well as the dominator disks and g1 jetfire kind of changed for an episode. i wouldnt count blitzwing because he seemed more to just leave the war rather than go from one side to the other. same with octane, he seemed to just seek out safety with the autobots rather than take up their cause.

    so ultimately if your only talking about ones who did it by their own choice though its a pretty short list.
     
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    There's that gosh-darn TF Wiki thing again! That thing is going to haunt me every time I ask a question! LOL! :D 
     
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    Yeah, but he was just naturally bad, and took little, if any, persuading.

    Plus, Megatron screwed with his, and Silverbolt's, activation code before their security systems came online.
     
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    Technically, TFA Consctructibots and Wreck-Gar.
     
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    True, all the protoforms were originally Maximal.
     
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    IDW Snare and Mirage
     
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    Would Beast Era Megatron count? He turned on his own people and created a new faction; although it isn't certain whether he considered himself a Vehicon.
     

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