Transformers 2: The Complete Character Guide

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

transformers character list featuring optimus prime Transformers 2: The Complete Character Guide

Screen Rant has been following and sharing updates on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ever since the movie was green lit. In recent months, we’ve been paying close attention to give you updates regarding new Transformers characters that will appear in the sequel.

Following the recent trend of character information being revealed through associated toy-lines (we’ve seen this for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, G.I. Joe,  and Star Trek as well), most of our first looks at major Cybertronian newcomers to the film franchise have been through leaked images of upcoming Hasbro toys.

With the summer movie lineup fast approaching, that trend should hopefully come to a halt. For Transformers 2, there will be less of a demand for toy information because Paramount has come out and released a full list of the robots that will appear in Revenge of the Fallen.

Check it out and see for yourself:

transformers characters list Transformers 2: The Complete Character Guide

The first thing you’ll notice is that Megatron is not listed but despite early denials of his inclusion in the film from director Michael Bay, it has been confirmed that Megatron will be in the film by writer Roberto Orci and actor Hugo Weaving who went in to do voice work for the character in the sequel.

Let’s talk a little more detail about what we know about the characters listed above [Warning: Possible Spoilers]:

The Autobots:

  • Optimus Prime (Peterbilt Truck): The returning leader of the Autobots. In the trailers we saw him getting his face punched in by a mean Decepticon and it’s rumored he may combine with Jetfire in the sequel.
  • Ironhide (GMC Topkick): The weapons specialist and veteran warrior for the Autobots makes a return as well
  • Ratchet (Hummer H2): The Autobot medic who barely saw any screen time in the first film may not get that much in the sequel either if the online material for the movie is any indicator.
  • Bumblebee (2010 Chevy Camaro Z28): The loyal soldier, Bumblebee, will ride in style as an even newer model of the Camaro this time around. Bumblebee’s job is to protect Sam Witwicki.
  • Sideswipe (Corvette Stingray Concept): A new slick addition to the team, Sideswipe features wheeled feet similar to Bonecrusher from the first movie, and arm blades as weapons.
  • Arcee (Motorcycle): Originally intended to appear in the first film but dropped due to gender issues, Arcee is apparently one of three motorcycles that are rumored to be able to combine into a single larger unit. Arcee is the only female Transformer that we know of in the movie.
  • Jetfire (SR-71 Blackbird): Old and fragile, Jetfire is an ex-Decepticon who uses a cane to walk. Jetfire left Cybertron many years before to go to earth as he grew tired of the ongoing war on his home planet. There’s a rumor he may combine with Optimus Prime in the film – My guess is that he’ll act as Optimus’ jetpack.
  • Jolt (Chevy Volt): A new addition to the Autobots, Jolt is a skilled fighter who’s always getting himself into trouble. Rumor has it, he may have electro whips as weapons.
  • Skids (Chevy Beat): Twins with brother Mudflap, they can form together for another alternate mode.
  • Mudflap (Chevy Trax): Twin brother with Skids, these characters are rumored to be unintelligent and childish (which we can see just from looking at their images)

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The Decepticons:

  • Starscream (F-22 Raptor): Second in command of the Decepticons and now possibly leading the group, Starscream is back from his trip leaving earth which we saw during the end-credits of the first movie.
  • Sideways (Audi R8): A courier for the Decepticons, Sideways cowardly avoids combat and hides behind his larger teammates during battle. Some rumors point to the character being the re-incarnation of Barricade from the first film who by an obvious plot hole, disappeared during one of the scenes never to show up again.
  • The Fallen: The title character of the film, The Fallen does not have a known vehicle mode and will most likely appear only in ancient Cybertronian forms. The Fallen is one of the original Transformers and he’s described as “apocalyptic” in nature, “elemental” in power.
  • Scorponok (Large Robotic Scorpion): Scorponok makes a return in the sequel having disappeared in the first half of the first Transformers. Rumor has it that he may play a big part in the resurrection of Megatron.
  • Soundwave: A fan favourite from the original cartoons, Soundwave finally makes his way onto the big screen and can transform into flying mode (and possibly a satellite mode). There’s no word on a earth object disguise mode but in the original cartoons, he was famous as turning into a Microcassette deck.
  • Ravage (One-eyed robotic Jaguar): Partnered with Soundwave, Ravage is a new addition to the film and “is described as having a very raw beast mode.”
  • The Doctor (Possible Insecticon): An unknown character before this list debuted but it’s rumored he is a small spider-like robot who transformers into different torture devices (see picture from Insecticons section below).
  • Wheelie (Remote-controlled truck): Wheelie is a tiny and cowardly RC car who apparently will work for whichever side can scare him into doing what they want.
  • Demolishor: A Constructicon that’s listed separately and who’s toy does not link with the others to form Devastator. Demolishor is featured in the trailers as the massive wheeled enemy fighting Optimus Prime. He’s an unintelligent but capable fighter who arrived on earth to find Megatron destroyed and now spends his time protecting some of the smaller Decepticons.
  • Devastator: By far the largest Transformer we’ll see in this flick, Devastator is formed through the combination of seven other very large robots called the Constructicons.

Continue to Page 2 for more of the characters, including the Constructicons and Insecticons…

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  1. maybe if we are lucky they wont have megatron in this film and save his return for the third other that it looks great

  2. Wheelie was an Autobot, but a very annoying one, so not surprised he’s gone evil.

    The Fallen could be very cool.

    I wondered what happened to Starscream. Now I’ve got to check out the ending again!
    If we get to see Starscream being arrogant and bossy, as he should be, then cool.

  3. just a couple weeks ago you guys said megatron was in this film and Michael Bay was lying, so is he really in the film and this list came from the people that is making the film and they don’t want us knowing hes in the film or were u guys wrong when you said he was in the film.

  4. I agree with Matt K. I can only imagine Megatron won’t be in this one because he will be making a return in the third one. Although I think we will see hints of that in this one or maybe he will only appear in the last minutes…

  5. awesome, I can’t wait! Megatron is in the film but Bay is trying to hide that fact.

  6. Hmm, I really think that there might be a problem of too many characters.

  7. cat,

    bay could have been lying and besides it might just be in flashback scenes, but what i meant by not wanting him in this film was that we alrady have enough villians: “the fallen”, devastator, starscream, and others. Besides what point would he serve? join forces w/ the autobots and help defeat the fallen? yeah right, save the humans? again no, join forces w/ the fallen then betray him at the last moment? yeah if this was starscream i would believe that

  8. The Megatron rumor I read was that he is in the film only in a flashback of the Transformer’s history – probably to introduce The Fallen.

  9. if Megatron doesn’t appear in this one… make way for GALVATRON for the third!

    i’ve always liked galvatron more for some reason…

  10. The down side to all this wonderfulness is that John ‘Jar-Jar’ Turturro will be in the sequel..

    Major Drag!

    Then again, maybe he’ll be devastated by Devastator,
    or demolished by Demolishor!

  11. I’ve seen like 10 action figures and toys of Megatron for the new movie already, so of course he isn’t this film… Anyways, I think that with all these bots, they’ll simply serve as cannon fodder, whilst we focus on the core bots of the movie (I hope). Just hope those twins with the goofy faces don’t have much screen time…

  12. wheres megatron in all this man there have been so many toys and images made of him dont think that would be just a big joke

  13. Is Arcee in the new movie that is coming out in June2009?

  14. Yes she is. i think there is a clip of her in the showest footage?????

  15. the trailers look way cool… roll out!

  16. The fallen robot you have on here is not the real one. The real ones head looks like a pharos head if you look closely at the actual un-croped movie poster with the robot face in the back. Thats the fallen robot. If you look at the sides it looks like a mummy pharo whatever head. just saying. But this movie is going to be sweeeeeeeet.

  17. What happend to barracade in the first one? U c him on the free way then vanishes

  18. Cheers rob yeah does look that way. Cnt wait

  19. There is megatron aswell

  20. FIrst off Jetfire was never a Deceptacon he hated them more then optimas prime did they got the story wrong he was a old friend of Prime and they go back way way back he was never a decepticon thats the only thing that im worried about in the mvoie he was never ever been one and never will and second JOLT is never a transformer he was a mini con so if someone want to object to this go for it

  21. hey christopher
    jolt was a transformer
    dont you remember in season 4 episode 14 where he turns into a massive dildo????

    man its a movie, no neeed to take it so seriously

  22. You Christhoper52488 Jetfire aka Skyfire CLEARLY started off as a Decepticon, until he saw the ways of the autobots, which was a more peaceful way. He wanted to die peacefully since he was old, he joined the autobots.

  23. you are both right he was never a decepticon or an autobot i have all the episodes at home he and starscream were friends on cybertron before the great war he was found on earth by the decepticons and they tried to make him hate the autobots but it wasnt in his nature. he had no insignia then megatron made him a decepticon but then he changed his ways. thats the cartoon version but if you go by the comic, he was made by shockwave to be a decepticon but the events that infolded after made him an autobot. look up fire in the sky on youtube. also when he is found by the decepticons he actually has blue eyes indicating he is an autobot

  24. this movie is so BA that if i see it I will never eat pizza

  25. Neone else feel let down by the new movie? Just seemd to lack heart compared to the first one. Great film but cud of done with mre autobots hardly see any. Rachet didnt say nething. And cud of done with a roll call like the first one