‘Transformers’ Complete Movie Character Guide

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 4th, 2011 at 4:24 pm,

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Brains – Autobot

Brains in Transformers Dark of the Moon Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: Once a Decepticon drone unit, Brains unexpectedly became sentient and escaped his evil masters – taking refuge with reformed Decepticon Wheelie. Brains hides in plain site as a laptop computer and is extremely loyal to his human friends – not to mention committed to seeing the Decepticons annihilated.


Dino – Autobot

Dino in Transformers Dark of the Moon Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: Dino is a close quarters-combat Autobot that transforms into red Ferrari 458 Italia. Some fans will notice the character is referred to as Mirage in the Dark of the Moon videogame and other marketing – however, in honor of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredo aka “Dino” (who died at the age of 24), the character’s name was altered for the final movie.



The Dreads are a trio of Decepticons (lead by Crankcase) who transform into black Chevrolet Suburban emergency SUVs. While Crankcase and Crowbar have beastly, albeit humanoid, alternate forms, when not in vehicle form, Hatchet appears as a cybernetic lion. In Dark of the Moon, the trio faces-off against Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Dino in a highway chase.

Crankcase- Decepticon

transformers 3 crankcase Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: Crankcase is the undisputed leader of the Dreads and like the other two, transforms into a Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicle. He demands and receives extreme loyalty from Crowbar and Hatchet but also fights the Autobots fiercely along side them. He is armed with the standard weapons cache of plasma cannons.


Crowbar- Decepticon

transformers 3 crowbar Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: Crowbar is the second-in-command of the Dreads and transforms into a Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicle. Besides being armed with plasma cannons, he can throw deadly Cybertronian spears which he stores on his back like arrows. His specialty is gaining access to secured locations.


Hatchet – Decepticon

transformers 3 hatchet Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: Hatchet may be the most simple minded of the Dreads but he is the most ferocious attacking with an animal like mentality. What he lacks in battle smarts he makes up for in pure tenacity and raw power attacking his enemies with his razor like teeth and claws. His alternate mode is a Chevrolet Suburban emergency vehicle.

Driller – Decepticon

transformers 3 driller Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: The driller was one of many native Cybertronian creatures, until it was domesticated by Shockwave prior to the destruction of Cybertron. Shockwave now commands the leviathan. Though the bot is never shown in full, appearing mostly as a series of wriggling robotic tentacles, the Driller does appear to have a “head” of sorts – fitted with bladed “teeth” as pictured in the image above.


Garbage Truck-bot

transformers 3 garbage truck Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: The Decepticon protoform came to Earth via the space bridge opened by Sentinel Prime then immediately scanned a nearby Waste Management garbage truck and fled the scene. Nothing else is known about it.


Igor – Decepticon

transformers 3 igor Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: First spotted at Megatron’s African camp, Igor is a small and disfigured Decepticon bootlicker. Igor’s combined portrayals in the Dark of the Moon novelization and early concept art could indicate that the character is actually Long Haul’s decapitated head. Unlike similarly-sized peons such as Wheelie and Brains, Igor lacks an alternate form and does not contribute to the overall war in any meaningful capacity – unless you count chewing on various items as a meaningful contribution.


Laserbeak – Decepticon

Laserbeak in Transformers Dark of the Moon Transformers Complete Movie Character Guide

Description: A fan-favorite Decepticon and one of Soundwave’s “tapes” in the G1 series, Laserbeak serves as an assassin for the Decepticons on Earth. In Dark of the Moon, the bot is shown to take several alternate forms, including a copy machine and a flatscreen TV, but Laserbeak’s robotic form is equally bizarre – a cybernetic vulture with razor-sharp talons.


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  1. Please revive Wheeljack with his G1 look and let him take part in battle. Claim that Perceptor revive him. I’d like Cliffjumper, Brawn, Prowl and Cosmos to pit against the Decepticons Thundercracker, Skywarp, Astrotrain and Blitzwing. This time show Dinobots and Sky Lynx against Predacons (now including the bad comedians Apeface and Headstrong) and Blackarachnia and the Insecticons.

  2. Big screwup introducing brawl as devestator in first movie.. Also,,the 2nd movie was way better than the third… And please don’t use dinobots,insecticons,or destructicons .. They are lame.. I wud go old school.. I wud show something with energon or maybe the ninjabot that was made by humans that the decepticons stole and used against the autobots.. Was it nightingale??.. Also.. I liked Soundwave original voice way better… Peace

  3. Great job on the site!!! I wanted to say that the fallen also has the telekinesis power and I’m pretty sure shockwave turned into an ugly purple colored gun originally.. At least I think it was him.. Again,, great job on the site.!!!

  4. please add cliffjumper,inferno,wheeljack,and Prowl. Thanks ^^

  5. Does anyone remember the old transformers movie? it was supposed to be set in 2005 and I always wanted Hotrod to be my car when I grew up. What about Unicron ? the planet transformer who ate everything and turned megatron into galvatron ? Sick !

  6. Those weren’t Insecticons that Scalpel had sent through Sam’s mouth and nostrils. Those were simply scrap drones, while the REAL Insecticons were the actual tiny, robotic insects (like the one Sam decapitated in Egypt when he and Mikaela were hiding from the Decepticons).

    • They were both insecticons , most insecticons are scrap drones.

  7. Also, the pictures are switched up from Crankcase and Crowbar.

  8. The picture you posted for grindor was the protoform rampage at that part grindor was well and truly dead (Optimus riped his face apart)

  9. Why does this guy get ripped apart?

  10. There is going to be Transformers 5 :)