Greatest Transformers

The Top Ten

1 Optimus Prime 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.

Til all are one!

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!

The obvious leader of all. - RW700

Optimus prime is my favorite transformer he is a brave warrior I know he is the fan favorite he came back later in the cartoon show of transformers he was also reborn as a powermaster in the line sometimes I call him the hulk hogan of transformers and sometime the Primester he's so cool and he would other weapons with his ion blaster and Energon Axe in the video games he would other kinds of weapons like a hammer blasters and a shield he is also a mighty warrior and champion of justice he's been my favorite since I knew about transformers and I am hoping that there will be a crossover of that and star wars he would team up C3-Po R2-D2 and the clone troopers it would be a very cool crossover I am also hoping that there will be new toys of him with the matrix of leadership and extra weapons it would be called transformers classics

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

Best villain - ElSherlock

All hail megatron

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.

Megatron should be the best!

3 Bumblebee 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.

Yes,he's cool,funny,and awesome!

All around the best

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

Bumblebee is always a joy to watch. - EvanWellens

4 Starscream 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.

All hail star scream

Best character Because he has character! N the best voice this side of soundwave!

He my favorite con because he alway try to be betray Megatron but anytime he does so got over powered and thrown out Megatron

just awesome! I obviously mean leader starscream, not any other in toys. It is the jet mode that makes it so cool

5 Ironhide Ironhide

Ironhide is LIT and they would have died without him

Ironhide is awesome! Just not the one on the left. - EvanWellens

Always my Man! Guns, funny, loyal!

Kinda sad to see Ironhide died... He was 1 of my favorite character.

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

Sound wave deserves to be higher up on this list he is such an interesting and iconic transformer

Easily my favorite deception of all time. - EvanWellens

He's the best

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.

7 Grimlock 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.

Loved this guy along with Ironhide as I personally think they are the best 2 transformers ever!


Grimlock is good - BobSteveThePumpkinGuy

He should be at least in the top 5 he destroys anything in its path

8 Dinobot

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

The most honorable robot I've ever seen
The best moments in my childhood was those with him

He is awesome

He killed a bunch of predacons in beast wars

9 Unicron Unicron

He eats PLANETS. He may not have a great personality, but my god, HE EATS PLANETS.

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

He's a planet that eats other planets - christangrant

"Look at the talking planet! "

10 Jazz


love jazz

A loyal warrior

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


The Contenders

11 Shockwave 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.

He is not only smart but strong
And he is also cool!

Shockwave's design good, but he has a Driller worm that can tear road, buildings, and can be used as a decoy for Shockwave to be able to strike the Transformers out of nowhere, while the Transformer is busy fighting Driller. I like a lot more than Megatron. I bet there are more than one Driller bots in Cybertron where he could have brought to Earth and drill every building and road. - Goodzone

Everyone shockwave is stronger than megatron he has no emotions and computers as you know rule the world!

He's like Hal from the 2001: space odyssey neither have emotions to get in their way, and they follow no rules but logic. That's why Shockwave is my favorite villain of all time

12 Hot Shot

Awesome colors very frightening. I love this Autobot

I love this guy his transformer is awesome - VideoGamefan5

13 Galvatron Galvatron

In the original movie Galvatron is Megatron remade by Unicron so he's Megatron x 10

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!

Way better than Megatron he can turn into anything so watch Transformers Age of Extinction to see what I'm talking about

He is just a remake of megatron but galvatron has the transformations

14 Jetfire

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.

Come on, former decepticon turned autobot, Starscream's former best friend, gave Optimus his flight ability, epic warrior, gifted scientist, and one of the few Autobots that can travel faster than the speed of light. Jetfire is worthy to be one of the ultimate transformers.

Has crazy gear in number 2

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.

15 Hot Rod

Hot Rod has the best weapon ever his time slower gun.

He is like super spicy

What they do to you hot Rod they swapped you and bumblebee in the movies

I liked that hot rod took over a great underdog - mexicandogfish

16 Sideswipe

Skilled,cool, amazing transformer

I’m sad he died and he should be 1

So good

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.

17 Ratchet

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!

Very Underrated.

Yah, he's my boi!

Sad that he is not higher I like this character and it sad that he died in the 4th movie

18 Lockdown 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)

Has my favorite type of car but that grenade he used was amazing

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. -

He one of the villain all time

19 Trypticon

He is just so cool

20 Optimus Primal

The leader of the maximals turns into a gorilla and is just plain awesome should be way higher. - Theawesome7

21 Rodimus Prime

Hot rod and rodimus may technically be the same bot, but they are NOT the same character - DeFistOfZimbabwe

leader and stronger of all transformers

Rodimus and Hotrod are the same guy

Hot rod's already on the list.

22 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys more.

Primus should be number one because he finally Biyouna crying and you macrons the second strongest in all of the deceptive cons he's actually the first strongest even over Megatron because he came along time before Megatron reanimated him but he teamed up with Optimus prime to defeat him and Optimus prime used the main matrix of leadership to defeat him because he was a follower of Primus but Megatron was a follower of you to Chron

Primus is the strongest transformer

Lol a picture of the band primus is here

He is the first prime

23 Omega Supreme

The old school last line of defense even for optimus

He can kill any prime

He transforms into a giant battle cruiser!

Totally badass

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24 Mirage

Has the power of invisibility. Makes me jealous because I need to be invisible while I'm at awful school. - Transformers234

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

Mirage is one of the most coolest transformers I have ever seen in my life

Common Mirage is the coolest transformer I have ever seen

25 Crosshairs

The scene where crosshairs releases his parachute and guns is one of the best scenes in any movie

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)

He is mu second favorite transformers character, after sideswipe.

26 The Fallen

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!

Wow for someone that only optimus prime could beat he's so low

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

27 Blackout

One of the best transformers as he, Megatron and Starscream wrecked the heck out of Optimus in ROTF and is physically way bigger than Optimus! Shame he died though.

I love his transformation, and his weapons to destroy an entire Air Base. He is the first Transformers to show up in the Cinematic Universe and the one who probably killed more than any Transformers in the movies, including Optimus Prime. Since he destroyed an entire Air Base.

Best weapons, alt mode, and minion.
I love his character and his design a lot.
The first real-life Transformers showing what a Decepticon is really about

Took down military base

28 Ultra Magnus Ultra Magnus

Ultra Magnus should be the true Autobot Leader because he is even taller than Optimus Prime. He can also possess the Matrix of Leadership.

He should be at least top ten.

He is underrated because everyone overlooks him because he is "weak". He led the auto bots in their darkest hours at the last few episodes of the original series. He is well trained and just plain awesome!

No, no, Ultra Magnus should be in front of Bumblebee. Optimus trained Ultra Magnus himself! Magnus is strict, but he is powerful. - Whitestorm98

29 Devastator

I love his awesome size and sucking ability. I don't mean the one that was actually called Brawl. - thedoctor

I can't believe no one put him up until I did! he's truly awesome! - Abejorro97

This guy should at least be in top 20

He has five people hooked on to him

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30 Alpha Trion

Best transformer ever. If it wasn't for his wise words, Optimus Prime would've still been the old miserable Orion Pax he used to be

31 Hound

Funny and strong I like when he thought the spider is poisons and when the red bumblebee was on him he use his smoking thing and killed him

Watch transformers age of extinction HE KICKS BUTT - thegreatvoter

Should be close to 10 the he has mini guns swords everything

Hound can turn into a tank and he has a missile launcher

32 Skywarp

Because he teleports and has cool colors.

I always thought Skywarp was pretty awesome. 1. He can teleport. 2. He's cute. 3. All of the above.

33 Metroplex

Well duh he's the best he's huge and has tons of missiles and laser guns and machine guns he could destroy gridlock in one hit. So no doubt he his the best

Huge... Huge!

Amazing toy and in comics very cool

City transformer bom

34 Thundercracker

This guy is hilarious in Transformers Cybertron and deserves a spot in the top tens because even though he looks weak he's actually strong with his emense gun that's larger than himself, is loyal to Megatron unlike Starscream, is brave and stands up to Autobots unlike Starscream, likes to mess around in a helpful way and has part of Starscream's personality (if your a fan of Starscream, which I'm not for plenty of reasons).

Thundercracker is actually who I'm dressing up as for Halloween, why isn't he higher? I always loved him and he should have been higher

Beast and better than starscream for sure

35 Stinger

He is a cool Pagani Huayra and bumblebee called him a cheap knock off (that is quite funny)

Stinger sucks. made by KSI, insulted bumbleebee. and useless

36 Chromia

Jazz has a new girl friend!

37 Drift

Honerable, badass, very well written. - TheDarkOne_221b

He is a awesome samurai who turn into a Bugatti Veyron and a helicopter he is formidable

He has two modes, a helicopter and a bugatti veyron. That is what makes him awesome

He is a badass samurai that turns into a helicopter. enough said

38 Arcee

She is the best female transformer - ElSherlock

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.

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.

Beautiful,powerful and THE best female transformer ever.

39 Brains

He's a deception turned autobot and is so small but so cool

40 Barricade Barricade

He's sweet

Saleen S281 Police car, decepticon, to punish and enslave...

I liked the ps2 game for the first movie (surprisingly) it was better to play than the movie itself, it put scenes they skimmed over in the movie under a magnifying glass. But this decepticon was surprisingly hard to fight, but he was definitely my favorite to play as, and in the movie he was still definitely the coolest, they made him die too easy.

Barricade is awesome, that's all I have to say

41 Prowl

Prowl is a logic- driven character who oversees the seedier and less noble, altruistic, operations of the autobot military effort. He is a logician whose weakness is that he is too cold and calculating. Still a strong and cool character however.

Prowl was very important in the IDW comics, not so much in the show which disappointed me. I think prowl is awesome and deserved more fans. SHOW YOURSELVES PROWL FANS AND FACE ME!

Dude needs to be in the movies like really!

Prowl is really great as it should be in transformers movies.

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42 Sentinel Prime 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 back otherwise, on the building he already defeated Megatron. And even Optimus was losing.

Sad he's almost as strong as Optimus and he's down here

Tell me again why he's not in the top 5

He can 1 shot any transformer like he did to ironhide

43 Wheeljack

He should be in the top ten

He is the third strongest

Cool missile

No matter what anyone says he will always be at the top of my list. Scientist in the g1, wrecker in the Prime. He's just amazing!

44 Predaking

Predaking is stronger than Optimus and Megatron. That says enough!

Dudes a bad ass and supposedly the most powerful transformer

He is awesome

He is the leader of the predacons and transforms into a dragon! And breathes fire!

45 Smokescreen

He is cool enough said

Nobody loves the sexy gambler? So low in the list

He should be further up he is funny and badass

Fast sleek cool gun awesome colors

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46 Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave is an awsomely giant Transformer

47 Breakdown

Yess. Breakdown is my favorite Decepticon in Transformers Prime. Surprised why he isn't higher in the list. Badass and just the best.

48 Dreadwing

Dreadwing pretty much fails every mission assigned to him. For some reason though, I still like him okay. - Transformers234

Dread wing is supposed to be one of the the best deception on the list. He did great on transformer prime but bad thing he died. He could fight up with useless bulkhead, moron wheel jack and the cheater Optimus. But everyone like the auto bots, I am insanely disappointed. If I could make my own list I will put the stupid auto bots at the last, including Optimus and bumblebee.

In transformers prime, he is a cool deception. He is a skilled warrior. He have a laser cannon, a sword and explosives. He is one of the greatest transformers. He is brave and powerful enough to fight up with Optimus prime.

Who do you think will Win?

In transformers prime He is a coolest deception. He is skilled in explosives as well as fighting with a sword. He could kill Optimus prime. He have a sword, a laser cannon and explosives for weapons. He also have the ability to fly.

49 Sideways

WHY DID DIS DUDE DYE SO EARLY ON! I personally think he would have been a great opposite to bumblebee and sideswipe. He could have replaced that bulky dude in the forest battle and he looks cool to! A1, awesome transformer.

Cool character

50 Bonecrusher


One of the only decepticons to appear in all of the resent movies. He is a beast!

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