The Evil Decepticons' insignia

The Decepticons were the villains in The Transformers. Led by the mighty Megatron (who later became the powerful Galvatron, the Decepticons looked to take over the Transformers' home planet, Cybertron. Unlike the pacifist Autobots, the Decepticons were war machines, designed to destroy.

In general, there were fewer Decepticons released each year, with storylines backing that the Decepticons were more powerful than the Autobots. As a result, many Decepticons were given more character development, in the cartoon, when compared to many of the Autobots.

Season 1 Decepticons (1984)Edit

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1984 Decepticons. Art by Pat Lee.

Decepticon CommandEdit

Decepticon JetsEdit

Decepticon CassettesEdit

  • Rumble
  • Frenzy
  • Ravage
  • Laserbeak
  • Buzzsaw


(From 1984 season; toys finally released in 1986 via mail-in order)

  • Spectro
  • Spyglass
  • Viewfinder


(From final episode of 1984 season; Toys released 1985)

  • Bonecrusher
  • Hook
  • Long Haul
  • Mixmaster
  • Scavenger
  • Scrapper
  • Merge to form Devastator

Season 2 Decepticons (1985)Edit

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Poster showcasing al 1984-1985 Decepticons' boxart. Put together by Psycho Andy

Decepticon JetsEdit

Triple ChangersEdit


  • Kickback
  • Bombshell
  • Shrapnel


(from 1985 season, toys released 1986)

  • Breakdown
  • Dead End
  • Drag Strip
  • Motormaster
  • Wildrider
  • Merge to form Menasor


(from 1985 season, toys released 1986)

  • Blast Off
  • Brawl
  • Onslaught
  • Swindle
  • Vortex
  • Merge to become Bruticus

Movie/Season 3 Decepticons (1986)Edit

Deluxe DecepticonsEdit

Decepticon JetsEdit

Triple ChangersEdit

Decepticon CassettesEdit

  • Ratbat
  • Slugfest (toy released 1987)
  • Overkill (toy released 1987)


  • Divebomb
  • Headstrong
  • Rampage
  • Razorclaw
  • Tantrum
  • merge to become Predaking


From 1986 season, toys released in 1987

  • Blot
  • Cutthroat
  • Hun-Gurrr
  • Sinnertwin
  • Rippersnapper
  • Merge to become Abominus

Season 4 Decepticons (1987)Edit


  • Triggerhappy (with Blowpipe)
  • Slugslinger (with Caliburst)
  • Misfire (with Aimless)
  • Cyclonus (with Nightstick)
  • Scourge (with Fracas)


  • Skullcruncher
  • Mindwipe
  • Weirdwolf
  • Apeface
  • Snapdragon
  • Scorponok

Other DecepticonsEdit

Not Really Decepitcons But Still Evil Transformers So They're Here AnywaysEdit

Non-cartoon Decepticons of noteEdit

  • Seacons
    • Nautilator
    • Overbite
    • Seawing
    • Skalor
    • Snaptrap
    • Tentakil
    • Merge to form Piranacon
  • Deluxe Insecticons
    • Barrage
    • Chop Shop
    • Ransack
    • Venom

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