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. where do you get transformers 2 arcee the red one

  2. the three motorcycle sisters are called Arcee, Chromia and Moonracer, none of them died but Arcee was badly injured when she went to get Sam out of the building, you do see her stuggling to get up shortly after, Moonracer only seems to have a small bit part in the movie and she is seen hiding behind a wall when her sisters took a blow.

    • fyi…not moonracer, its Elita One!

  3. When i watched the movie, it was so fast i could not see which one was which.anyway, jetfire was originally a decepticon but didnt like a life full of anger and hate so he joined the autobots. When the transformers where locked together in a fight, the look like they just joined together.

  4. When I watched the last part I thought that Sam
    Was dying after he got attacked by a robot but…
    He was alive~ It was a great 5 rating Transformer~
    I wish there was a number3 Transformer~ but…
    I wish there will be a robot fightging with
    Lifesaber~lol~ That will be fun~

    • you’re a retard. no offense

  5. where can i find a picture of the little raptor -like thing that steals the cube sliver. its made out thousands of tiny decepticons and its like made out of blades

    • Hey the character you speak of is called Reedman. Hes the bot that when Ravage the cheetah bot) spits out the little silver marble like balls down the shaft and they all reassemble as Reedman. He steals the cube splinter back for the Decepticons.

  6. Im with kellz love knwing the names and what they are. Neone else see bone crusher in the back ground even tho prime sliced him up in the first one. Must of ran low of budget for a new truck

  7. so gud transforer me idol

  8. transformer characters pleas come here for pilipines and give us a toy to the angeles city philipines

  9. thank you for every thing my idol

  10. if ichose 2 or 3 part of transformer i while chose 3

  11. Maybe its just me getting older, but was the movie absurdly crude at points. For example
    Twins being characterized as loudmouth ghetto kids, even graphicly depicted with monkey like features

    Robot humping Fox’s foot. (what the hell was that about, relevance??

    Devastator’s Balls??? and no one raised a red flag?

  12. transformers 2 wasn’t that bad, but where was the dinobots in the movie, ultra magnus or galvatron come on. unicron would be awesome in the third movie?

  13. I sure the hell love this movie… and starscream is a kick ass name!

  14. @nathaniel

    That was Sideswipe. And I agree he was hardly seen in the film, but then again so were most of the autobots. Hell, Skids and Mudflap got more dialogue than Optimus did.

  15. @nathaniel

    he does reappear in the last fight scene where the unactivated optimus is at.

  16. lol nathaniel

    is there a full moon tonight?

  17. and Megatron is a triple changer. Tank and Jet.

  18. hey what about that guy that split that one decepticon in 2 with his swords for his weapons he was like damn im good what about him he was actually kewl but hardly ever showed up in the movie and by the way is that designation chass or is he dead im thinking thats him does any body know.

  19. Anybody else know that there will be transformers 3 coming out july 1st 2011 better be there by the way this one better be better than the last 2 cause the second one was ok but once the second movie came out it was the absolute BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody can disagree with me can they i mean come on had alot more suspense thats what make viewers so interested in this movie suspense its all about the suspense. Cant wait until it comes out Im going to go see it thats for sure when it comes out in theaters that is lol.
    P.S. good luck Micheal Bay on making transformers 3.

  20. very true on that yo but heck those guys where funny as hell no doubt about that……. and bumble bee was practically in there the whole movie well becuase he the main caracter and alll but iron hide you hardly ever saw him in the second movie but in the first you saw just about as much as you saw all of the rest of teh characters. Thats ironic dont you think

  21. the one thing that surprised me is that in the cartoon transformers megatron was almost like a tank but in the movie he was a cybertronian jet i made that word up by myself but in the second movie he changed into practically into a jet/tank almost. also why does star screen always spit when he talks that weird?????

  22. the sad thing about the third movie is that you with all the youtube would have covered it with that stuff and you would be able to seethe previews for it but nope not a single one just fake previews thats a bunch of junk mixed together and made into a “preview” thats just wrong thou how they do that.

  23. ok i already feel left alone in the darkness anyone there or you just ignoring me

  24. who was that one guy who got depicted as the one had the spare parts for megatrons legs

    • jetfire!

  25. sorry about all of those comments its just that i like to talk about these kind of movies cause they are so wicked

  26. hey does arcee and flareup die

  27. “hey does arcee and flareup die”

    Yes, but it doesn’t really matter, because both characters were completely useless.