This thread is similar to my "Who are the big 4 Autobots" discussion. This thread was a little bit harder to make because I had to exclude 4 characters. But we work with what we got. The Autobots was easier to make cause there are several Autobots who can qualify for that honor. The Decepticons was way too obvious. I will list ten characters just like Autobots. Also alot of Decepticons don't make alot of appearances in other media, you may see Brawl one or twice but... that's it. Most Decepticons only have one cartoon to their name. Like Breakdown, Lockdown, and Knockout. None have consistent appearances. Rules: No characters mentioned in the title, mainly because that's obvious. Combiner teams are allowed. Honorable Mentions Cyclonus - Seems to appear more frequently in modern media Scourge - One of Galvatron's minions and he has a mustache! Trypticon - He's a titan and a giant dinosaur! Stunticons - Mostly Breakdown, but the others make scattered appearances. Rumble and Frenzy - One of Soundwave's more well known cassettes Sixshot - Only Transformers character (besides his son and RiD 2001 Megatron) to have six alt modes. Scorponok - Rival to Fortress Maximus, he is also "A fucking scorpion." I solute you if you get the reference. Galvatron - He was originally apart of the main list, but I rejected him because it so heavily consisted of characters from the 1984-1985 toyline. But he is still iconic. Bludgeon - One of the few characters from the 1988 toyline to have atleast some relevance. The Combaticons After the 07' movie, Brawl has had more appearances in Transformers media. While not alot, he is still recognized by casuals. Also he has a unique design, seeing how he is a tank. Also he's the goto Combaticon. Also Onslaught and Swindle are popular, more so Swindle due to his conman persona. Blast-Off and Vortex... not as remembered as much. Also Bruticus seems to be the goto Combiner... when Devastator is busy. Ravage The goto cassette Transformers, and one of the few Transformers to take the form of an animal. While most people know him as some growling animal, the comics give him more humanity and show Ravage is far more intelligent than most people think. I wish we saw more of Ravage's humanity. Thundercracker Wish we saw more of this guy. Thundercracker was never capitalized, mainly personality wise. But after issue 4# of the 2009 Transformers comics, he is far more popular. Due to his love for humanity and his eventual hatred of the Decepticons. He isn't fully contributed to their cause, and was convinced to join. He was a popular character... if Starscream got a figure recently. Also Thundercracker is my favorite Seeker. He is so cool! Skywarp People love Skywarp, I think he's cool! He is a joker, a cruel one at that. He screams Decepticon and while he is my least favorite of the seekers, he does have a place in other people's hearts. Laserbeak Soundwave's second trademark cassette. Iconic for his "Laserbeak, eject!" He is my favorite cassette, because he seems like a pet to Soundwave. I imagine Soundwave playing with his Minicons in his free time. Also he had way more appearances compared to Soundwave's other minicons. Blitzwing How can you mention Decepticons without Blitzwing! The most iconic Triple Changer! I love Blitzwing as a character, and a villian. Wish we saw more of him though. He is typically the goto Triple Changer, or simply cannon fodder! Astrotrain Yeah... I know little about Astrotrain as a character, but he's cool. He was the second Triple Changer to be introduced, and while not as iconic as Blitzwing, his train alt mode stands out. I wish we had more train Transformers! Constructicons Hey! The Constructicons are far more well known than Bruticus! Green construction vehicles aside, they aren't my favorite combiner team, but hey! Their cool! Also Devastator! The first combiner, and one of the few Combiners that require 6 components! Devastator is typically the rampaging brute throughout the 35 years of the franchise, although he seems to be falling out in favor of the Combaticons. Insecticons Bombshell, Kickback, and Shrapnel, Shrapnel. The other Decepticon special team, they take the form of insects. While Hardshell, oh I'm sorry "Bombshell" proved to be more popular. Shrapnel is cool, cool. and no one cares about Kickback. Coneheads Dirge, Ramjet, and what's his face! If a seeker mold comes out... expect them, well most of the time. Ramjet has a cool color scheme, Dirge lives up to his name, and Thrust... is cool I guess. This was more hastily done so... Big 4 Decepticons that aren't the 4 listed above! Thundercracker, Skywarp, Astrotrain, and Blitzwing! Easy! But in 1986-1987 Galvatron, Scourge, Cyclonus, and Scorponok. You can use any of the characters I listed or in the honorable mentions.