Greatest Transformers

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 transformers 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 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 Night with just using his original voice when they were still on Cybertron. He woke him up with his voice, and now he be ripped apart and regenerate just like those who can do the same in marvels and DC. Bumblebee's technology is way advanced.

He is so much better than optimus prime what can you not 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 T.V. 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.

Here's my other reasoning why Megatron is 2nd to Optimus. He's not your average cartoon villain. Some stories take him out of action so they could build up on his dramatic return, almost like how Optimus dies and comes back from the dead so that makes Megatron a serious threat

I am disappointed that Megatron is so low on this list, I mean why is Bumblebee above him, just because Bee is 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 Transformers Cybertron:Starscream anyway. I know the Transformers has had leader 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.

Not only did megatron start off as a miner and become a gladiator, but he shared the same goal as optimus: To create a cybertron where everyone are treated as equals.

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 scientist yet sometimes can be stupid as well when trying out his experiments, it's Starscream's intelligence that stops Megatron from killing him after all Starscream is an back stabber and is always trying to take charge of the Decepicons but knows that Megatron is to powerful for him beat in a one on one fight.
But even thou Starscream is already an leader of the seekers that's not enough for him he wants to lead all the Decepicons think that he could of won the war along time ago.
He gets my vote just because he is everything an Decepicon should be Ruthless.

Starscream would've killed Optimus Prime in Transformers Prime Season One Episode Fourteen, if mister "only I can kill Optimus Prime" Megatron wouldn't have rammed into him. Also, Starscream's more successful than Megatron. He makes a better leader than Megatron. He even outsmarted the "great" Optimus Prime. He survived all alone in the wild, even though everyone thought he would die.He acquired the apex armor while Dreadwing and Optimus were having a childish fight. He killed Cliffjumper in the FIRST EPISODE. All of this happened with Starscream's greatest incarnation; the one from Transformers Prime. ALL HAIL LORD STARSCREAM!

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. In addition he can intercept waves on any frequency anywhere on the planet he is on. He is also most likely the second most intelligent deception 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 which want to replace megatron. This is why sound wave is and always will be my favorite transformer.

Even though he got quite little screen time for such an awesome character, I believe that Soundwave was one of the few Transformers Michael Bay did right. The others would be Brawl, Starscream and to a certain extent Megatron. Also, his quote "No prisoners, only trophies" shows how much of a ruthless, calculating villain he is.

It doesn't matter what series, he's always table flipping awesome. He may be turning into a satellite, or he may be defying logic and becoming my personal favorite, the cassette player, but no matter what he's always the best. Plus who can resist calling the cassettes at least somewhat cute?

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. Iron Hide has guns, a cool voice, cool car, guns, nice personality, guns, and guns.

Iron hide is a bad butt robot and pulverized! This is proved because sentinel targets him in the movie.

I loved iron hide he was my favourite he was funny and awesome they shouldn't of made him die as he was the best!

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. I mean please guys, face it, without grimlock, the auto its would be toast. Not jealous just fact that he is a giant T. rex over here that breathes fire! Sheesh man, # grimlock stomps anyone

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

Loved this guy along with Ironhide as I personally think they are the best 2 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 megaton, 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). So, all in all, Shockwave is a complete and utter boss.

This guy is a total boss. Not only is he an intelligent transformer but controls giant drill worm things that can rip through entire buildings (and a military base) as seen in Dark of the Moon. He is also loyal to Megatron and unlike starscream, he overpowers Megatron. Optimus killed him by a fearsome uppercut, but in AOE we see an Easter egg of a revived version. Shockwave is the best Decepicon (and maybe transformer) of ALL TIME.

9 Jazz

Jazz is my mom's name he is small but a 1,000 times as strong as a adult he kicks butt. His car is awesome and very fast and causes lots of money so it is hard to get. He has sweet weapons they are cool. He die cause of Megatron but I want him to came back and be in Tranformers 4 and kill awesome Megatron. That is why I pick Jazz

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

Jazz is always a great character no matter what universe he's a part of, but the movie one was easily my favorite.

10 Unicron

Bloody hell, he was voiced by Orson Welles in 1986, if that doesn't gain 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 gonna eat them all RUN

He is a planet for gods sake, he can destroy earth if he wants too.

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 got beaten in seconds by a weak megatron, but to be honest, he would have been killed anyway. He cannot keep a steady relationship with anyone. Possibly the worst transformer EVER (apart from hardshell)

He only got beaten by Megatron because Megatron fired from back otherwise, on the building he 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 gives 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 is't Hot Rod higher on this list? I mean after Optimus died Hot Rod took over and he became Rodimus Prime. Also clams.

Hot Rod has the best weapon ever his time slower 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 x 10

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, 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 a sweet, smart, and compassionate robot, especially for a medic. Wish he wouldn't have died. Yes Ratchet, you are the BEST!

Ratchet deserves to be with bumblebee, at least 6th place, he survived throughout the entire franchise until lockdown came and well...ripped out his all spark, but he's still very cool!

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...AAWSEEOME
His sword blades are death machines, damn he's good

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

17 Lockdown

He is a cool grey lamborghini aventador. Too bad he is evil as the deceptions always get cool cars (sideways got a Audi r8, soundwave got a emceed 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 good-sized army of assassins and robot wolves. Makes a better Decepticon than the rest, and he's not even one of them.

It's a lot to say about him, he's the reason that made me love transformers age of extinction more than TF1,TF2 and TF3. I say that he had the best personality in the whole series.

18 Trypticon

He is just so cool

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 relived after but 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 in the list, as he was also one of the few flying autobots and was a great example of the fact 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 that the two of them would've made a cute couple.

Jetfire/Skyfire has been a staple in transfomers, being in most incarnations of the franchise. It's a shame he doesn't appear to be as popular as he used to be. Becoming one of the more iconic Transformers through the years he deserves to be higher on This list.

20 Hot Shot
21 The Fallen

Al the way down at number 43! He has to be in the top 2! Only Optimus prime can beat him.

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

He is used to be one of the PRIMES how is he so low!

22 Mirage

Mirage. Awesome, intelligent, cunning, fast, and shear amazing Ness. He should be number one on this list! 17 is acceptable! Raise him higher!

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

Cool ferrari. It is also such a pity mirage didn't get his own deluxe toy of a ferrari becuase of mattel problems. Seriously, blame it on Mattel

23 Omega Supreme

He transforms into a giant battle cruiser!

He can kill any prime

24 Crosshairs

He is mu second favorite transformers character, after sideswipe.

I saw him in age of extinction and he looked AWESOME! Plus 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 knows who matters most.

There's no way Arcee should be this low, shes one of the most iconic transformers! Easy to underestimate because she's pink/girly but she can really hold her own and 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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