Being a Transformer, Demolishor shares the same origin as the other Transformers. However the Transformers origin was never explained in the Unicron Trilogy. The Unicron Trilogy refers to Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. In Transformers: Armada is Minicon partner is Blackout.
For the Constructicon Escavator from TF: RotF see Demolishor
Demolishor was originally planned to be called Scourge, in order make a reference to the Generation One trio of Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge. However this idea was dropped and Demolishor was given his current name. Unlike most Transformers: Armada characters, Demolishor didn’t share his name with any existing Transformer character.
Demolishor like many Transformers: Armada characters eventually got a Powerlinx mode. According to Aaron Archer, Demolishor’s Powerlinx form was originally going have a colour scheme similar to Generation one character Sixshot, due to his gun hands, even though Sixshot doesn’t have gun hands.
Demolishor returned in Transformers: Energon, sporting a new alternative mode. Instead of is original missile tank mode, Demolishor now transformed into a Dump Truck. In the Transformers: Energon, cartoon, Demolisher bashed his chest like a gorilla and made monkey noises.
Demolishor returned in the Transformers: Cybertron toy line, even though he doesn’t appear in the cartoon. His toy is a repaint of his Armada toy but remodelled to work with the Cyber Planet Keys instead of a Minicon.
Major Story Arcs
Dreamweave Productions Continuity
Demolishor was part of Megatron’s attack force that attacked both a Minicon Village and Cyber City; Cybertron’s capital city in the Unicron Trilogy, accompanied by his Minicon partner Blackout.
When the Minicon signal reached Cybertron from Earth after millions of years, Demolishor was part of the Decepticon squad along with Megatron, Starscream and Cyclonus to go to Earth. On Earth, Demolishor attacked a military base and quickly scanned a tank for his Earth alternative mode; however his stupidity meant he didn’t scan the tank correctly and his alternative mode didn’t match the tank he had scanned. When the Autobots arrived and attacked the Decepticons, Demolisher attacked the Street Action Minicon Team, Optimus Prime’s Minicon Sparkplug and the humans Rad, Carlos and Alexis. When he tried to dissect the humans but was defeated by the Minicons.
Following this embarrassing defeat Demolishor tried to prove his worthiness to Megatron. He did so by successfully capturing the Air Defence Minicon Team; the trio of Minicons which combined to form the Star Saber. He joined in the attack on the Autobots’ base but Megatron did most of the work with the Star Saber. Starscream insulted Demolishor during the fighting by pointing out that Megatron had no need for anyone now that Megatron had the Star Saber. Demolisher attempted to prove Starscream wrong by attempting to recapture the Decepticons’ Minicons which escaped while the Decepticons were fighting the Autobots. Demolishor failed and the Minicons escaped to the Moon.
Demolisher was left behind to guard the Decepticons’ base while the other Decepticons went to the Moon to recapture the Minicons. He is attacked by the Autobots who need to use the Decepticons’ Space Bridge. When the Decepticons learn that Optimus Prime has disappeared, they launch an attack on the Autobots. Demolishor successfully defeats Smokescreen and Scavenger by playing ‘Chicken’ with them on a mountain road. Demolishor’s victory doesn’t last as he and the rest of the Decepticons are defeated by the Heralds of Unicron.
Along with the rest of the Decepticons, Demolishor returns to Cybertron to help battle against Unicron. Demolishor survives the battle and is seen celebrating with the other Transformers.
Ten years following the defeat of Unicron, Demolishor is called in to help defend Cybertron from the Four Horsemen of Unicron. After helping to drive them off, he is transferred to an Energon mine where he is left to guard while everyone else fights against the Terrorcons. When the mine’s systems being to malfunction, Demolishor decides to investigate only to be attacked by what seems to be the Ghost of Starscream.
Starscream and Alpha Q reformat Demolishor into his new Energon form and kidnaps Kicker. He’s succeeds and takes Kicker to the New Mexico desert. Kicker is rescued by a team lead by Grimlock and Swoop, and Demolisher is destroyed in the ensuring fight by Kicker.
Panini Comics (UK) Continuity
Demolishor was sent to Earth along with Starscream and Cyclonus in order to capture the Minicons. While his fellow Decepticons attacked the Autobots, Demolishor entered the abandoned Minicon ship in order to find the ship’s Locator Log. He was stopped by Rad and the Street Action Minicon Team who grabbed the Locator Log and tricked Demolishor into going into an unstable area of a cave and Demolishor’s tank threads caused the cave to collapse on top of Demolishor.
After been dug out, Demolishor and Cyclonus went to the moon in order to capture some Minicons, but were ambushed by Smokescreen and Scavenger. At first the two Decepticons got the upper hand only to be defeated when Smokescreen obtained his Minicon partner.
Annoyed at his men’s constant failings Megatron attempted to destroy the Autobots’ base. Demolishor warned Megatron that the plan wouldn’t work and he was proven right when the plan resulted in the destruction of the Decepticons’ base instead. Shortly afterwards, the Decepticons were attacked by Cyclonus who was possessed by the Destruction Minicon Team. He had Power-linked with. Demolishor attempted to stop his friend with the help of Blackout, but he failed.
Powers and Abilities
Being a Transformer, Demolishor could transformer between his robot mode and an alternative mode. In Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Cybertron, Demolishor transformed into a missile tank armed with four missile launchers. Demolishor could also Powerlink with his Minicon partner Blackout to increase his fire power. In Transformers: Energon, Demolishor transformed into dump truck.
In robot mode in all versions, Demolishor had access to an array of missile launchers; four in Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Cybertron, eight in Transformers: Energon. In Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Cybertron, each of Demolishor‘s fingers were actually laser guns. Demolishor was also incredible strong even by Transformer standards and his ‘eye patch was actually a targeting sight.
While Cliffjumper was overseeing the boarding of the Nemesis, Demolishor boarded the ship. Cliffjumper was already suspicious of almost all the Decepticons, and he didn't recognize Demolishor. The Decepticon remarked that perhaps the Autobot didn't know everyone from his home universe. When asked why he was joining the crew, Demolishor responded that, while busting up Optimus Prime's soldiers was a bonus, he really just wanted to get off Cybertron. Cliffjumper decided he couldn't argue with that, and let the Decepticon through.
When Sephie Beller had herself augmented with Cybertronian technology, Demolishor reflected that it was about time the humans did something to fight back against the Autobots. Sephie later attempted to take on the Autobots on her own, and Demolishor was on the team that went to help her. They were promptly surrounded and captured by the Autobots, but before they could all be terminated, R.J. Blackrock arrived in his Centurion mech and attacked the Autobots as well. They were subsequently saved by Sephie and her enhancements.
Later, Demolishor met with Jetstorm and Side Burn to discuss future plans. Jetstorm was concerned about Cliffjumper's suspicions of Demolishor, and about the Dinobots.
Demolishor served as Megatron’s right-hand man and military advisor, though Starscream constantly battled him for this role. Demolishor later lost his position when Thrust arrived. Demolishor was extremely loyal to Megatron no matter what position he was in and followed his leader in many battles. Prior to the battle against Unicron, Demolishor was one of the many Transformers injured by Nemesis Prime, but was reformatted by the Minicons’ Powerlinx energy. While he took part in the final battle against Unicron, Demolishor didn’t play a huge role in the battle.
Following the defeat on Unicron and the death of Megatron/Galvatron, Demolishor settled into the new peace often acting as security. Demolishor became conflicted between his new love of peace and his loyalty to Megatron, when both Scorponok and Cyclonus claimed that Megatron was alive. When Megatron did indeed return, Demolishor caved in to Megatron’s taunts and rejoined the Decepticons. Despite this he tried his best to prevent humans from getting hurt.
When the Decepticons attacked the Autobot/Human ship; the Miranda 2, Demolishor was destroyed when he saved Megatron from the Miranda 2’s devastating Energon shield. For reasons unknown Demolishor blamed Optimus Prime for his death. Megatron managed to salvage Demolishor’s spark and created a new body for him, at the same time erasing all of Demolishor’s memories and reverting him to his original loyal self. A side effect however made Demolishor dumber than before and he began to act like a gorilla on occasions by beating his chest and making monkey noises.
When Megatron/Galvatron sacrificed himself to stop Unicron, Demolishor and Snowcat; the reformatted Cyclonus; did not follow Mirage’s example and go into the newly formed sun.
Demolishor did not appear in the Transformers: Cybertron cartoon. According to his toy profile, Demolishor he was left behind on Cybertron and fought against a horde of Scrapmetals. Interesting Demolishor returned back to his Transformers: Armada design.
Transfomers: War for Cybertron (360/PS3)
Demolishor was initially a pre-order exclusive DLC in the United States and Play.com in UK, and is not playable in the War for Cybertron storyline campaign. Using a preorder code to unlock him allows the player to use Demolishor in Escalation mode, and makes his chassis available for customizing an online multiplayer character for the Decepticon soldier class. Demolishor was later made available alongside the other preorder-exclusive characters in the Transformers: War for Cybertron Map and Character Pack. He was available for the XBox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but not for the PC version.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360/PS3)
Demolishor only appears as a usable Titan-class chassis in Fall of Cybertron's multiplayer mode, identified as "Bruiser." He is not playable in the Fall of Cybertron storyline campaign.
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