Transformers Book of the Dead


TRANSFORMERS  BOOK OF THE DEAD
US & UK Comics, US & Japanese Cartoons

Created by: Liane "Tetra Reris" Elliot

Helpful corrections and additions by:
Jonah Rapp 
Zobovor 
Maximus Prime 
Prime Saber 
Hydra D304 
FlameStrike 
Michael Callahan
Jyni Tolppanen
plus additions from  http://lavender.fortunecity.com/polanski/549/formers/death.html

Special Note: This is an updated version of this Book of the Dead and goes to prove that all fans
nickpick over very fine details like spellings and the exact information of a character's
death/reformation/etc. 

Extra Special Note: It should be further noted that Transformers seem to not actually, for 100
percent positive, cease to function. Fans, to this day, still argue if Brawn is dead, for example.
This Book of the Dead is merely a GUIDE. I

CORRECTION CLAIMS NOTE: If you wish to make corrections to this list you must provide
PROOF of your claim. This means you must send me a email at tetrareris@yahoo.com with your
proof. This proof must be a screen capture or scan of the instance you are claiming. You must
provide information as to why you are claiming the correction. Example, if a character was
reformed in a Japanese Transformers cartoon you must provide the name of the cartoon, the name
of the episode (if possible), and why you believe this is a reformation of the character (i.e. give
the background. Example: Soundwave blew up after a fight with Blaster in Headmasters, a later
episode shows Soundwave being rebuilt and taking on the name of Soundblaster).

(according to movie)

KNOWN DECEASED (CAUSE)
Brawn (1 shot/Megatron gun mode, fired by Starscream)
Sweep (flamed by Slag and Sludge, then crashed)
Ironhide (6 shots/Constructicons, Megatron, Starscream)
Optimus Prime (4 shots, sword wound, severe beating/Megatron)
Prowl (1 shot/Scavenger)
Ratchet (5 shots/Constructicons, Megatron, Starscream)
Starscream (1 shot/Galvatron cannon mode)
Unicron (Destroyed  when Rodimus Prime opened the Matrix)
Wheeljack (unknown)                
Windcharger (unknown)
Dirge (chomped by Unicron)
Thrust (chomped by Unicron)     
Ramjet (chomped by Unicron)     

NOTE: I personally reviewed the shuttle scene and did the old pause and slow motion on it.
Believe me I was floored that the Constructicon with the tail (Scavenger) got that shot on Prowl
and not Megs as I first thought. For Ratchet and Ironhide it appears that only Starscream and two
Constructicons (Hook and Mixmaster) were getting their shots in from the shuttle door. For the
Unicron chomp I again did pause and slow motion. Now mind you these could very well be
look-alikes.

REFORMED THEN/NOW (CAUSE)
Bombshell/Cyclonus (Unicron)
Bumblebee/Goldbug (Rebuilt by Quintesson)
Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime (Matrix of Leadership)
Kickback/Sweep (Unicron)
Megatron/Galvatron (Unicron)
Shrapnel/Sweep (Unicron)
Skywarp/Armada  (Unicron)
Thundercracker/Scourge (Unicron)

NOTE: Yes again it was time for pause and slow motion on this one. If you notice the lighter gray
of the two jets gets to be Scourge where the darker gray of the two becomes the Cyclonus clone
that most fans have attached the name Armada. Even with the graying out in this scene it is
noticable the shade differential. Oddly enough in the TF Universe guide that both  Cracker and
 Warp are dark where in the cartoon they are not, therefore I am using the cartoon coloration and
not the guide version. I have heard claims of the Insecticons appearing in the post movie cartoons
(non-Japanese). However it is my belief that these were clones and not the orginals. Reason for
this is I don't see how a clone could possibly be as smart as the originals and therefore be able to
function as they did in the movie and in the post-movie season.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Ultra Magnus (blown apart by Sweeps; rebuilt by Junkions)

(according to US cartoon)

DECEASED (needs confirmation)
Huffer (death unknown; crypt in Autobot Burial Ship)
Bluestreak (death unknown; crypt in Autobot Burial Ship)

DECEASED (SPECIAL CONDITIONS)
Optimus Prime (revived twice by Quintessons; 1st time- planned to
     be used to kill off Autobots; Reason- to lead Autobots into a
     trap; Result- plan failed, thought destroyed by trap. 2nd time-
     he's retrieved from his ship and revived; Reason- hate-inducing
     germ plagues universe because of a humans' anger toward
     Transformers; Result- power of Matrix is completely drained)
Starscream (ghost; new body received by Unicron in exchange for
     three labors)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Ariel     (shot by Megatron; rebuilt as Elita-One by Alpha Trion)
Orion Pax  (shot at by Megatron; Rebuilt as Optimus Prime by Alpha Trion)

(according to Japanese cartoons - Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory/Zone)

KNOWN DEAD
Black Zarak (killed by God Jinrai in a Masterforce episode)
Breast Force (died as Liokaiser, energy drained out of them by Destron super-weapon)
Convoy  (Became one with Vector Sigma in Headmasters)
Death Cobra 
Deathzaurus (stabbed in chest by Star Saber and bled to death in Victory) *alternate     
spellings/phonetic pronunciations include: Deathsaurus, Deszaras and Death Czarus.
Devil Z (killed by God Jinrai in a Masterforce)
Dinosaurer  (blown up by Dai Atlus and Sonic Bomber in Zone)
Drillhorn  (See BREAST FORCE)
Gai Hawk  (See BREAST FORCE)
Galvatron  (Killed by Super Megatron in Return of Convoy) *questionable if Galvatron
     even appeared in this series; also that Galvatron was already dead and SM made sure 
Hellbat  (See BREAST FORCE)
Jaruga  (See BREAST FORCE)
Killbison  (See BREAST FORCE)
Leoceaser  (See BREAST FORCE)
Leozak  (See BREAST FORCE)
Megazarak  (Body chopped in half by Fortress Maximus in Headmasters)
Micromaster Bases  (Destroyed by Destrons in Zone)
Predaking  (Cut in half by Dai Atlus in Zone)
Seacons   (Destroyed many times by  the Bots in Masterforce)
Seacons  (Blown up by Dai Atlus and Sonic Bomber in Zone)
Sixknight   (Killed by Black Zarak in Masterforce episode)
Ultra Magnus  (Killed by Sixshot in a Headmasters)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Alpha Trion (merged with Vector Sigma)
Blaster  (died after battle with Soundwave in Headmasters;
     rebuilt into Twincaster)
God Jinrai  (slaughtered by Deathzaurus in Victory; rebuilt into Victory Leo)
Soundwave  (killed by Blaster in a Headmasters; rebuilt into Soundblaster)

PRESUMED DEAD
Devastar  (Possibly killed by lava in Zone)
Galvatron  (Buried under chunks of ice in Headmasters)

(according to original comic)

KNOWN DEAD (CAUSE)
Afterburner
Air Raid
Astrotrain (killed by Starscream) 
Blaster (killed by Starscream) 
Blitzwing  (Deactivated by Shockwave)
Blot
Bluestreak  (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Bluestreak  (killed by Starscream) 
Bombburst (Unicron)           
Brainstorm (Unicron)
Brawn  (Deactivated by Shockwave)
Brawn  (killed by Starscream) 
Bumblebee  (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Bumblebee  (Killed during the Surprise Return of Optimus Prime)
Buzzsaw  (killed by Starscream) 
Chase
Cloudburst (Unicron)
Cutthroat
Cyclonus (Killed by Galvatron)
Deathbringer (Matrix)         
Divebomb
Emirate Xaaron (Unicron)      
Fangry (Grimlock)
Finback (Unicron)
Fireflight
Freeway
Galvatron  (pummeled into the ice by Fortress Maximus)
Gears  (Fell to his death)
Gears  (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Gears  (killed by Starscream) 
Getaway (Dreadwing & Dreadwind combined)
Getaway (MATRIX THUNDERWING CAUSALITIES)
Goldbug  (killed by Starscream) 
Grimlock  (killed by Starscream) 
Hardhead (Unicron)
Headstrong
Highbrow (Unicron)            
Hoist (killed by Starscream) 
Hook (Primus using Xaaron)
Hot Rod (MATRIX THUNDERWING CAUSALITIES)
Hound (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Hound  (killed by Starscream) 
Huffer  (deactivated by Shockwave)
Hun-Grr
Iguanus (lightning bolt)
Ironhide  (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Jazz
Jetfire  (killed by Starscream) 
Joyride (Unicron)             
Landmine  (Killed by Thunderwing)
Landmine (Matrix)
Laserbeak  (killed by Starscream) 
Lightspeed
Line  (Killed by Galvatron)
Megatron  (Blew up with the Space Bridge)
Mirage  (deactivated by Shockwave) 
Mirage  (killed by Starscream) 
Nautilator
Nosecone
Octane  (killed by Starscream) 
Omega Supreme
Optimus Prime (Unicron)
Optimus Prime  (Killed during that video game) 
Optimus Prime  (Blown up while using the Matrix on Unicron)
Overbite
Perceptor (Starscream)        
Powerglide (Starscream)
Primus (Unicron)
Prowl (Starscream)            
Quake (Unicron)
Rampage
Razorclaw
Rippersnapper
Rollbar
Runabout (eaten by Demon)          
Scattershot
Scroponok  (Melted by Unicron)
Scrounge  (Tossed into the smelting pool)
Seacons  (killed by Starscream) 
Searchlight
Seawing
Shockwave  (Fell to Earth and presumed dead)
Shockwave  (Beaten to death by Megatron and Galvatron)
Sideswipe (deactivated by Shockwave)
Silverbolt
Sinker (Galvatron)       
Sinnertwin
Skalor
Skids  (Disassembled by R.A.A.T.)
Skydive
Skywarp  (killed by Starscream) 
Slag
Slingshot
Sludge
Snap Trap
Snarl
Soundwave  (killed by Starscream) 
Strafe
Straxus  (Exploded after being tossed into the interdimensional void by Blaster)
Sunstreaker  (deactivated by Shockwave)
Swoop
Tantrum
Technobots  (killed by Starscream) 
Tentakil
Terrorcons (killed by Starscream) 
The Keeper  (Killed by Bludgeon)
Throttlebots  (killed by Starscream) 
Thundercraker  (killed by Starscream) 
Thunderwing  (Killed during the explosion of a shuttle) 
Thunderwing (Unicron)         
Unicron (Destroyed when Optimus Prime used the Creation Matrix)
Waverider (Unicron)           
Weirdwolf (Grimlock)          
Wheeljack  (deactivated by Shockwave)
Wideload

KNOWN DEAD (CAUSE) (needs confirmation)
Chainclaw ("alternate" future death in #67)
Crossblades ("alternate" future death in #67)
Cyclonus ("alternate" future death in #67)
Getaway ("alternate" future death in #67)
Guzzle ("alternate" future death in #67)
Rodimus Prime ("alternate" future death in #67)
Scourge  ("alternate" future death in #67)

REFORMED THEN/NOW (CAUSE)
Blaster (Nucleon)
Bumblebee/Goldbug (G.I. Joe blew him up; they & Ratchet repaired)
Grimlock (Nucleon)
Ironhide (Nucleon)
Megatron (Nucleon)
Ratchet (Nucleon)
Skids (Nucleon)
Slag (Nucleon)
Sludge (Nucleon)
Snarl (Nucleon)
Sunstreaker (Nucleon)
Swoop (Nucleon)
Wheeljack (Nucleon)

DECEASED (SPECIAL CONDITIONS)
Goldbug (destroyed by Starscream; repaired by Pretender suit)
Grimlock (destroyed by Starscream; repaired by Pretender suit)
Jazz (destroyed by Starscream; repaired by Pretender suit)
Megatron (bomb explosion; molecularly bonded with Ratchet)
Optimus Prime (destroyed by Ethan Zachary; repaired on Nebulos by
several 'Bots and now is a Powermaster)
Optimus Prime (destroyed by carrying Matrix into Unicron; merged
with Hi-Q with assist from The Last Autobot)
Ratchet (bomb explosion; molecularly bonded with Megatron)
Starscream (destroyed by Underbase; repaired by Pretender suit)
Thunderwing (revitalized by Matrix, later killed by Unicron)

(according to G2 comic)

KNOWN DEAD
Bludgeon (Killed by Megatron in G2 comic)
Combaticons (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Crankcase (killed by G2 Decepticons)
Dirge
Fortress Maximus (killed after smashing into antimatter reaction chamber)
Frenzy
Hot Spot (self destructed so humans wouldn't get his technology)
Inferno  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Ironhide  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Jhiaxus (killed by The Swarm in G2 comic)
Joyride (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Mirage
Nightbeat
Octopunch  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Optimus Prime  Dissolved by the Swarm in G2 comic 
Quake  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Ramjet
Razorclaw
Red Alert  Killed by various Generation 2 Decepticons) 
Skullgrin  Killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Slag
Slapdash  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Slingshot
Smokescreen  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)
Stranglehold  (killed by Generation 2 Decepticons)

REFORMED (SPECIAL CONDITIONS)
Optimus Prime (Sacrificed himself, Matrix cleansed Swarm and it
          gave him a new body)
Starscream (Used Matrix to merge with Decepticon Battleship
          Warworld)

(according to G.I. Joe comic/G.I. Joe & TFs X-Over)
 
KNOWN DEAD
Bumblebee  (Obliterated by G.I. Joe) 
Chase (killed by Megatron)
Dirge (blown up by Serpentor; G.I. Joe & Transformers x-over)
Override  (Torn apart by Megatron)

(according to UK comic)

TIME WARS CASUALTIES
Battletrap
Chopsop
Flywheels
Rack N Ruin
Ravage
Roadbuster
Sandstorm
Scorponok
Topspin
Twin Twist
Ultra Magnus
Weirdwolf

REFORMED THEN/NOW (CAUSE)
Bumblebee/Goldbug (D.H. blew him up; Wreck-Gar repaired)

KNOWN DECEASED (CAUSE)
Catilla (sword through side of chest; Bludgeon)
Cyclonus (Megatron ripped his head off)
Flame (killed by zombie Impactor)
Impactor (killed by Macabre; took laser for Emirate Xaaron)
Inferno (crashed his ship into a battalion of 'Cons)
Roadbuster (blow apart by untested 'Con weapon, the path blaster)
Shockwave (Death's Head blew him apart and squished his brain)

DECEASED (SPECIAL CONDITIONS)
Galvatron (shell ripped off; returned to future and made whole)

(according to Beast wars Cartoon)

DECEASED
Dinobot (took on all the Preds and maxed himself out)
Ravage  (Killed in ship crash)
Scorponok (fell into lava)
Terrorsaur (fell into lava)
Transmute (overloaded trying to stop Rampage's and Silverbolt's weapons)
Inferno (by Megatron using Nemesis)
Quickstrike (by Megatron using Nemesis)
Tigerhawk (by Megatron using Nemesis)
Rampage (by Megatron using Nemesis)
Depth Charge (by Megatron using Nemesis)
Dinobot 2 (in crash of Nemesis)
Tarantulas (Vok)

DECEASED (SPECIAL CONDITIONS)
Black Arachnia (TM2 driver; reformed into TransMetal form) *questionable if she did
indeed die
Optimus Primal (died in explosion; Rhinox drew his spark back into a
          TransMetal body)

REFORMATION
Airazor (reformed into Tigerhawk with Tigatron)
Cheetor (TransMetal body)
Cheetor (TransMetal, updated look)
Optimus Primal (TransMetal body was changed when he placed Optimus Prime's
          spark into his body; now known as Optimal Optimus)
Rattrap (TransMetal body)
Tarantulas (burned severely by Inferno; somehow got into Black Arachnia's
          mind; transferred back into his TransMetal body)
Tigertron (reformed into Tigerhawk with Airazor)

(according to Robots in Disguise cartoon)

REFORMATIONS
Optimus Prime (now a ladder firetruck)
Ultra Magnus 
Galvatron (now a type of multi-changer)
Megatron (now a type of triple changer)
Ironhide
Mirage
X-Brawn (possibly Brawn) 

NOTE: It is merely conjecture at this time if the RID characters are indeed reformations of the
original characters or if they are characters that took on the name of the orginal. Proof of either is
certainly welcome.

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