Your handy-dandy (spoilerrific) guide to who's alive and who's not in the IDW-verse.

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  1. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about you guys but I'm having a hard time keeping track of who's alive, who's merely hurt, and who's out for the count. Anyone interested in helping contribute? I'm going to start going through the issues and listing them out.
     
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    Apeface, killed (?) by Superion in issue #15 of Robots in Disguise
    Barrel Roll, killed in explosion in issue #3 of Robots in Disguise
    Black Shadow, talked to death by Tarn in Ore, in issue #7 of More Than Meets the Eye
    Bombshell, killed by Arcee in issue #15 of Robots in Disguise
    Flywheels, headfirst through Tesarus, More Than Meets The Eye #8
    Horri-Bull, killed by Bumblebee in issue #1 of Robots in Disguise
    Ironfist, killed by cerebrocentric bullet from sabotaged gun, Last Stand of the Wreckers #5
    Bombshell, killed by Arcee in issue #15 of Robots in Disguise
    Kup, sacrificed himself in Infestation #2
    Metalhawk, killed by Starscream in issue #16 of Robots in Disguise
    Minimus Ambus, crushed by the law in MTME #19
    Nautilator, Whirl's failed Optimus Prime impression, More Than Meets The Eye #12
    Nightbeat, killed by headshot from Hardhead, Spotlight Hardhead
    Ore, "totally mashed" by quantum generator in issue #2 of More Than Meets the Eye
    Pyro, torn to shreds by Decepticon prisoners in Garrus 9, Last Stand of the Wreckers #5
    Ratbat, killed by Arcee in issue #2 of Robots in Disguise
    Rewind, sacrificed himself in MTME #15
    Rotorstom, told a joke to Overlord, Last Stand of the Wreckers #3
    Scrapper, killed by Spike Witwicky in issue #8 of Transformers
    Shock, killed by spark-eater in issue #2 of More Than Meets the Eye
    Skydive (Decepticton), found murdered in issue #4 of Robots in Disguise
    Skyfall, suicide by Gideon's Glue, Last Stand of the Wreckers "Bullets"
    Snare, brain module crushed by Impactor, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    Staxx (Decepticon), killed by Prowl in issue #12 of Robots in Disguise
    Sunstorm, killed by Arcee in issue #4 of Robots in Disguise
    Topspin, unlocking Aequitas suicide lock, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    Turmoil, killed by Starscream in issue #16 of Robots in Disguise
    Twintwist, assisted suicide by Topspin after torture, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
     
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    Nightbeat, killed by headshot from Hardhead, Spotlight Hardhead
    Rotorstom, told a joke to Overlord, Last Stand of the Wreckers #3
    Ironfist, killed by cerebrocentric bullet from sabotaged gun, Last Stand of the Wreckers #5
    Skyfall, suicide by Gideon's Glue, Last Stand of the Wreckers "Bullets"
    Twintwist, assisted suicide by Topspin after torture, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    Topspin, unlocking Aequitas suicide lock, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    Pyro, torn to shreds by Decepticon prisoners in Garrus 9, Last Stand of the Wreckers #5

    Snare, brain module crushed by Impactor, Last Stand of the Wreckers #4
    Nautilator, Whirl's failed Optimus Prime impression, More Than Meets The Eye #12
    Flywheels, headfirst through Tesarus, More Than Meets The Eye #8
     
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    Sockie Moderator News Staff

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    Bluestreak, Warpath, and Jetfire are all alive. They were confirmed to be in RiD #16.

    Also, I think it's safe to say that Wheeljack is not dead.
     
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    Jetfire, Bluestreak, and Warpath were confirmed to be alive by Swindle in issue #16 of RID. There's been no follow-up to see if they died of their wounds or got treated in time for them to fully recover.
     
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    Sockie Moderator News Staff

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    I like to think they would not do something so mean. =P Anyway, off the top of my head...

    Apeface, killed (?) by Superion in issue #15 of Robots in Disguise
    Bombshell, killed by Arcee in issue #15 of Robots in Disguise

    I do hope that Apeface isn't actually dead. That would make me very sad.
     
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    Heh, likely not, but still. I'm sure we'll see them in crowd-filling scenes or minor roles coming to let us know that hey, those guys made it.
     
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    Leader-1 was killed by Megatron in Megatron Origins.
     
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    Kup....Spotlight Kup
     
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    Kup doesn't die in Spotlight Kup
     
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    He's not even technically dead dead, just sent back to the "beginning of the Dead Universe" or whatever the hell that means. So yeah, for a while, he's effectively dead in-universe, but since future comic solicits seem to hint that maybe he's coming back, yeah, I don't think we can say he's dead.

    I guess if you want an extensive list, I can go through it by series, nonentities included.

    Spotlight:
    -Backbeat
    -Download
    -Gizmo (all from SL: Hot Rod)
    -Outback (SL: Kup)
    -Leadfoot (SL: Galvatron)
    -Ramjet (SL: Ramjet)
    -All three Reflector bots (SL: Wheelie)
    -Nightbeat (SL: Hardhead)
    -Doubledealer (SL: Doubledealer)
    -Grindcore
    -Groundpounder
    -Nova Prime
    -Straxus (all from SL: Sideswipe)
    -Fasttrack
    -Piston (both from SL: Blurr)
    -Flint
    -Switch (both from SL: Jazz)

    Stormbringer:
    -Bomb-Burst
    -Finback
    -Roadgrabber
    -Ruckus
    -Skullcruncher
    -Skullgrin

    Megatron Origin:
    -Betabear
    -Bumper
    -Clench
    -Cy-Kill
    -Decimus
    -Fastback
    -Proteus
    -Sentinel Prime
    -Wheezel

    Devastation:
    -Runabout
    -Runamok

    All Hail Megatron:
    -Deluge
    -Dropshot
    -Thrust

    Last Stand of the Wreckers:
    -Borehole
    -Crosscut
    -Earthquake
    -Fang
    -Ferak
    -Ironfist
    -Kick-Off
    -Macabre
    -Nautilus
    -Pyro
    -Rotorstorm
    -Skyfall
    -Skyquake
    -Snare
    -Stalker
    -Topspin
    -Tornado
    -Twin Twist
    -Violator
    -Wingblazer

    Drift:
    -Electro
    -Gasket
    -Wing

    The Transformers:
    -Afterburner
    -Dreadwind
    -Downshift
    -Galvatron?
    -Grotusque
    -Lightspeed
    -Nominus Prime
    -Nosecone
    -Quake
    -Scourge (probably)
    -Scrapper
    -Springarm
    -Sweeps
    -Wheelarch

    Autocracy/Monstrosity:
    -Pentius
    -Skar
    -Zeta Prime

    More Than Meets the Eye:
    -Animus
    -Anvil (and the other Heavy)
    -Black Shadow
    -Boom
    -Cosmos?
    -Crest?
    -Datum
    -Deftwing
    -Dent
    -Fallout
    -Flywheels
    -Frak (and his pal)
    -Froid
    -Hyperion
    -Mach
    -Momus
    -Nautilator?
    -Ore
    -Pipes
    -Piston
    -Pivot
    -Polaris
    -Rewind
    -Rossum
    -Scattergun
    -Sherma
    -Shock
    -Sonic
    -Streaker
    -Suture
    -Torque
    -Trepan
    -Tripodeca
    -Ultra Magnus

    Robots in Disguise:
    -Apeface?
    -Barrel Roll
    -Blot
    -Bombshell
    -Hipotank
    -Horri-Bull
    -Metrotitan
    -Ratbat
    -Skydive
    -Staxx
    -Sunstorm
    -Triggerhappy
    -Turmoil
     
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    Kup, sacrificed himself in Infestation #2
    Rewind, sacrificed himself in MTME #15
    Minimus Ambus, crushed by the law in MTME #19 (although I may be wrong...)

    Also, I think Nautilator is still alive in the Lost Light brig along with the Terrorcons and Seacons...

    And I thought Pyro survived being torn apart in LSOTW?
     
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    I don't remember seeing Galvatron die. How did he die? Did he really die?
     
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    Nautilator got his head blown off by Whirl, and there was no one around to give him medical attention. He's dead.

    And nope. Pyro was killed.
     
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    Okay, I'm wrong on Pyro but I'll stand by my skepticism regarding Nautilator...Snap Trap got stabbed through the face and survived and I'd like to think that IDW would keep whole combiner teams together (Devastator notwithstanding) even if they don't combine.

    Also, did Scrapper's body disappear into the mass of Deceptigod parts and just not reconstitute? They never gave it a funeral or send off...just wondering given the resurrection Ore-14...
     
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    Nautilator was killed by Whirl. Nuff said.
    though you don't see any bits of brain module like you did with Flywheels' death, a big gun to the back of the head and the only thing to survive was his optics pretty much guarantees he's dead.

    As far as killing combiner teams, so far so good we've lost half the Terrorcons and the 3/5s of Technobots.
     
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    Prime_Directive less than meets the eye

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    Well, he was in the core of the planet with Optimus when the planet rebooted. It's possible he's alive but I don't know why he wouldn't have shown up by now if he was.
     
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    I like to think he got sucked back into the Dead Universe, where he's realised the error of his ways and is keeping it shut so that we never, ever, have to hear from it again.
     
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    You're going to be disappointed in the coming months...
     
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    Infestation is wholly in canon and has been confirmed as such several times.
     

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