Top 10 Greatest Transformers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Optimus Prime Optimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. Optimus Prime is consistently depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry.

Optimus Prime is not just the coolest Transformer of all time, or the coolest movie character, whether we are talking about cartoons, live-action films, or even movies that have nothing to do with Transformers. He is not just the coolest comic book character or video game character. He is not just the coolest action figure or the best-voiced-over character.

He is the coolest character EVER created for ANYTHING! Not a question, not a joke, not a myth. Fact. He is the best!

Optimus Prime surely is the best Transformer, not because he is a good leader but because he is so gentle. Peter Cullen shared how he came to make Optimus's voice. His friend Larry said to him before the audition, "If you want to be a hero, be a real hero. Not a Hollywood hero type with all the BS and the yelling and screaming and trying to be tough. Be strong enough to be gentle."

Those words come out in Optimus's character. He is gentle.

2 Bumblebee Bumblebee is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. In most incarnations, Bumblebee is a small, yellow Autobot with most of his alternative vehicle modes inspired by several generations of the Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird muscle cars.

Also, he saved Optimus Prime in The Last Knight just by using his original voice when they were still on Cybertron. He woke him up with his voice. Now he can be ripped apart and regenerate just like those who can do the same in Marvel and DC. Bumblebee's technology is way advanced.

He is so much better than Optimus Prime. What's not to like about Bumblebee? He gets all the honeys and is just a little smaller than Optimus Prime. Go Bumblebee.

Honestly, Bumblebee could beat Megatron. Optimus Prime depends on him the most. You just judged your facts on TV and the rivalry. Bumblebee is as strong as Optimus if he needs to be.

3 Megatron Megatron is a character from the Transformers franchise, created by Hasbro in 1984, based on a toy design by Takara.

I am disappointed that Megatron is so low on this list. I mean, why is Bumblebee above him, just because Bee has kid appeal? Please, without Megatron, Optimus would have no one to fight. Surely not Starscream, since he wouldn't be able to put up much of a fight as Megatron. Well, except in Transformers Cybertron: Starscream anyway.

I know the Transformers series has had leaders such as Darkmount and some others that I've never bothered to read too much into, but Megatron is and will always be the most iconic of them all.

4 Starscream Starscream is a fictional character in the Transformers franchise. He is one of the most frequently occurring characters in the Transformers fictional work, appearing in almost all versions of the story.

One of the most intelligent scientists, yet sometimes he can be stupid when trying out his experiments. It's Starscream's intelligence that stops Megatron from killing him. After all, Starscream is a backstabber and is always trying to take charge of the Decepticons but knows that Megatron is too powerful for him to beat in a one-on-one fight.

Even though Starscream is already a leader of the Seekers, that's not enough for him. He wants to lead all the Decepticons, thinking that he could have won the war a long time ago. He gets my vote just because he is everything a Decepticon should be: ruthless.

5 Soundwave Soundwave is the name of a fictional character appearing in various Transformers franchises. His most famous transformation is that of a microcassette recorder.

Soundwave is a cold and calculating leader of a mini-army. He can intercept waves on any frequency anywhere on the planet. He is also most likely the second most intelligent Decepticon, second only to Shockwave, because he still has emotions, typically manifesting in his deadly loyalty to Megatron.

This makes him Megatron's most trusted warrior, above Starscream and Shockwave, both of whom want to replace Megatron. This is why Soundwave is and always will be my favorite Transformer.

6 Ironhide Ironhide is a fictional robot superhero character in the Transformers robot superhero franchise. According to the original creator of the Transformers names, Bob Budiansky, Ironhide was named after the television series Ironside.

Ironhide is a beast, so sad they killed him off. Optimus Prime, I agree, is a top character, but in my opinion, he lacks personality. Ironhide has guns, a cool voice, a cool car, a nice personality, and guns.

I loved Ironhide. He was my favorite. He was funny and awesome. They shouldn't have made him die, as he was the best!

Ironhide is by far my favorite Transformer. I only watch movies with him in them.

7 Grimlock Grimlock is the name of several fictional robot characters in the Transformers franchise. He is usually portrayed as the immensely strong, power-mongering leader of the Dinobots, a small subfaction of Autobots that transform into dinosaurs.

He should be the best. Please, guys, face it: without Grimlock, the Autobots would be toast. Not jealous, just stating the fact that he is a giant T. rex that breathes fire! Grimlock stomps anyone.

Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots, transforms into a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the ultimate Autobot! "Grimlock crush Decepticons! Grimlock crush Shockwave! Grimlock is King!"

I loved this guy along with Ironhide, as I personally think they are the best two Transformers ever!

8 Shockwave Shockwave is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers franchise. Throughout his incarnations, he is usually distinguished by a laser cannon instead of one of his hands and his distinctive face, which is featureless save for a single robotic eye.

Shockwave made the Dinobots and controls the Insecticons (according to Transformers: Fall of Cybertron). Plus, he is cold, emotionless, calculating, and looks like a boss. Shockwave is loyal to Megatron. However, he is secretly and effectively planning to overthrow Megatron.

Unlike Starscream, Shockwave is, in fact, stronger than Megatron and easily the most intelligent Transformer. Plus, he looks like a complete and utter boss (his DoTM incarnation looks amazing). However, he should have done more and should have been the main antagonist.

All in all, Shockwave is a complete and utter boss.

9 Jazz

Jazz is my mom's name. He is small but a thousand times as strong as an adult. He kicks butt. His car is awesome and very fast, and costs lots of money, so it is hard to get. He has sweet weapons. They are cool.

He died because of Megatron, but I want him to come back and be in Transformers 4 and kill Megatron. That is why I pick Jazz.

Dear Michael Bay, will you please put Jazz in the movie again? The reason why I say this is because Jazz is my favorite Transformer, and I wish he would come back. Jazz is a brave warrior and a nice car with nice weapons, so please put him back. Please.

10 Unicron

He was voiced by Orson Welles in 1986. If that doesn't earn this planet-munching, Decepticon-upgrading floating head dude awesomeness points, I don't know what does.

I've got a lovely bunch of planets, diddily dee, here they are all standing in orbit... Oh god, he's going to eat them all. RUN!

He is a planet, for God's sake. He can destroy Earth if he wants to.

The Contenders
11 Sentinel Prime Sentinel Prime is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers series. First mention of Sentinel Prime was in issue #65 of the US Marvel Comics Transformers series, where he was mentioned to hold the Autobot Matrix of Leadership before Optimus Prime.

He only got beaten by Megatron because Megatron fired from behind. Otherwise, on the building, he had already defeated Megatron. And even Optimus was losing.

One of the most complicated Transformers ever.

12 Dinobot

A stunning example of honor, heroism, and character complexity. Truly the greatest of Cybertron!

I agree that he has a good sense of honor, which is his most definitive trait. I hope to see him in the new movie.

Grimlock was not a Decepticon, but anyway, we're talking about Dinobot here, and he was a badass!

13 Rodimus Prime

He may not be Optimus Prime, but he is an Autobot leader. His self-doubt makes him the iconic, relatable character that we all know and love.

He may not be the most iconic character, but he is a Prime.

If you think Optimus Prime is the best, then why isn't Hot Rod higher on this list? After Optimus died, Hot Rod took over and became Rodimus Prime. Also, clams.

Hot Rod has the best weapon ever: his time-slowing gun.

14 Galvatron

You people better watch Transformers: Age of Extinction! Galvatron looks exactly like Gipsy Danger, and I love Pacific Rim. Galvatron gets the vote from me!

He is just a remake of Megatron, but Galvatron has the transformations.

In the original movie, Galvatron is Megatron remade by Unicron, so he's Megatron times ten.

15 Ratchet

Ratchet is just about the most loyal Autobot I've ever known, in every timeline and continuity. He was the last Autobot on Earth twice but managed to survive both times. He has saved thousands of lives a dozen times, and Optimus would never again have a friend as true as the Autobot medic.

He would rather die than let his leader, or any Autobot for that matter, be harmed. When it comes to heart, Ratchet is at the top of the list.

Ratchet is my boy. I wouldn't have been interested in Transformers if it wasn't for him. He is sweet, smart, and compassionate, especially for a medic. Wish he hadn't died. Yes, Ratchet, you are the BEST!

16 Sideswipe

Sideswipe is agile and can kill a Transformer in half. I thought he should have a higher rating, though. He is also my favorite Transformer since he looks cool and acts cool.

Sideswipe is totally awesome. His looks just make him, well... awesome. His sword blades are death machines. Damn, he's good.

Sideswipe is so low on the list! I always loved him and his twin, Sunstreaker. Where is he anyway?

17 Lockdown

He is a cool grey Lamborghini Aventador. Too bad he is evil, as the Decepticons always get cool cars. Sideways got an Audi R8, Soundwave got a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Stinger got a Pagani Huayra, and Lockdown himself got a Lamborghini Aventador.

Honestly, he's a sweet bounty hunter and has a nice ship and a good-sized army of assassins and robot wolves.

He makes a better Decepticon than the rest, and he's not even one of them.

There's a lot to say about him. He's the reason I love Transformers: Age of Extinction more than TF1, TF2, and TF3. I believe he had the best personality in the whole series.

18 Trypticon
19 Jetfire

Why is Jetfire/Skyfire so low? Does nobody love him? In Generation 1, I was devastated when I thought they seriously killed him. I was relieved afterward, but that's not the point.

He was awesome and, seriously, who else did Starscream have as a friend? Really? Anyone? Raise your hand! He deserved to be higher on the list, as he was also one of the few flying Autobots and was a great example of the fact that they weren't just BORN Autobot or Decepticon but CHOSE.

Jetfire was Starscream's only friend. If you ask me, I think Starscream threw away a perfectly good friendship. Whether they're the same gender or not, I believe the two of them would've made a cute couple.

20 Hot Shot
21 The Fallen

All the way down at number 43! He has to be in the top two! Only Optimus Prime can beat him.

Hella low. If it wasn't for the Matrix of Leadership, the humans would have been screwed.

He used to be one of the Primes. How is he so low?

22 Mirage

Mirage is awesome, intelligent, cunning, fast, and sheer amazingness. He should be number one on this list! 17 is unacceptable! Raise him higher!

He has the power of invisibility. Makes me jealous because I need to be invisible while I'm at awful school.

Cool Ferrari. It's such a pity Mirage didn't get his own deluxe toy of a Ferrari because of Mattel problems. Seriously, blame it on Mattel.

23 Omega Supreme

He transforms into a giant battle cruiser!

24 Crosshairs

He is my second favorite Transformers character, after Sideswipe.

I saw him in Age of Extinction, and he looked AWESOME! Plus, I love his personality.

He's just the best: trench coat, goggles, two guns. He is perfect. (Age of Extinction)

25 Arcee

Easily the most well-liked and well-known female Transformer ever. She proves that girls are as tough, if not tougher, than guys, but at the same time, she knows who matters most.

There's no way Arcee should be this low. She's one of the most iconic Transformers!

Easy to underestimate because she's pink and girly, but she can really hold her own. She is strong, passionate, and loyal.

The best female Transformer ever created. Arcee is a skilled and epic warrior. It's a good thing she's on the heroes' side. She was actually pretty hot for a machine.

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