#1 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

So looking at other threads naming the top most well known/popular/iconic Marvel and DC characters.It got me thinking who are the most well known iconic and popular Transformer characters?

So who are the top five most well known Autobots?

And who are the most well known Decepticons?

And what about the overall top five?

What do you think fellow viners?

#2 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7567 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots:

Optumus Prime,

Bumblebee,

Ratchet,

Bulkhead,

Arcee.

Sense Transformers Prime show came out, I think Arcee and Bulkhead have gained a lot of popularity.

Desepticons:

Magatron,

Starscream,

Soundwave,

Knockout,

Dreadwing.

#3 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots:

Optumus Prime,

Bumblebee,

Ratchet,

Bulkhead,

Arcee.

Sense Transformers Prime show came out, I think Arcee and Bulkhead have gained a lot of popularity.

Desepticons:

Magatron,

Starscream,

Soundwave,

Knockout,

Dreadwing.

That is a good point I suppose.Id agree with your top three on each for certain.

#4 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7567 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Edited by JSH92 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots

  1. Optimus Prime
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Jetfire
  4. Jazz
  5. Hot Shot

Decepticons

  1. Megatron
  2. Starscream
  3. Soundwave
  4. Cyclonus
  5. Shockwave
#6 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Dabee (2379 posts) - - Show Bio

From someone who never watched the show, never played with the toys, and has never seen the movies (I know, right?)
: The only two I can name off hand are Bumblebee and Megatron. I hope that helps, as I'm a completely ignorant geek when it comes to Transformers.

#8 Posted by Twentyfive (2836 posts) - - Show Bio

Starscream 4 LYF!

#9 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots

  1. Optimus Prime
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Sideswipe
  4. Grimlock
  5. Jazz

Decepticons

  1. Megatron
  2. Starscream
  3. Soundwave
  4. Galvatron
  5. Cyclonus

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#10 Posted by LaserLambert (635 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots:

  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Jazz
  • Hotrod
  • Grimlock

Decepticons

  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Soundwave
  • Devastator
  • and I don't know Blackout i guess.

#11 Edited by Bruxae (12582 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots:

  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee

Decepticons:

  • Megatron
  • Starscream

TBH, unless you watch the anime or read the comic these are the only names likely to be remembered.

#12 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

Autobots:

  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee

Decepticons:

  • Megatron
  • Starscream

TBH, unless you watch the anime or read the comic these are the only names likely to be remembered.

Only the Unicron trilogy is anime the rest of the cartoons are western animation.

I don't know about that,depends on who you ask I suppose.

#13 Edited by impossibilly (883 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall Top 5 (in terms of wide recognition)*:

  1. Optimus Prime
  2. Megatron
  3. Bumblebee
  4. Soundwave
  5. Starscream (after a BIG drop off from Soundwave)

*Based on zero actual scientific polling.

#14 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots:

  1. Optimus prime
  2. bumblebee
  3. ratchet
  4. jazz
  5. ironhide/grimlock

Decepticons:

  1. Megatron
  2. Starscream
  3. Soundwave
  4. Laserbeak
  5. galvatron/unicron

Is it just me or do other people have a harder time naming top 5 decepticons than autobots?

#15 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Optimus

2. Megatron

3. Bumblebee

4. Starscream

5. Grimlock

#16 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall Top 5 (in terms of wide recognition)*:

  1. Optimus Prime
  2. Megatron
  3. Bumblebee
  4. Soundwave
  5. Starscream (after a BIG drop off from Soundwave)

*Based on zero actual scientific polling.

I that really needed for this thread? And I am looking at how many of each charater people post,so its sort of a poll.

@mrdirector786 Your thoughts?

#17 Posted by impossibilly (883 posts) - - Show Bio

I that really needed for this thread? And I am looking at how many of each charater people post,so its sort of a poll.

Sorry, based on the wording of your original post, I thought you were asking who we thought were the most well known Transformers.

But thanks for the unnecessary attitude anyway.

#18 Posted by MrDirector786 (43395 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobots will definitely include Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Ratchet may be up there as well because he was in the movies, and in the current show Transformers Prime. Grimlock may be there as well, and then I'm thinking either Jazz or Prowl would also be in the top 5.

For Decepticons, Megatron, Starscream, and Soundwave are definitely the three most well-known Decepticons. I'm not sure if Galvatron could be included because most versions of him (except for the IDW comics version) are just Megatron with an upgrade and the IDW comics version is actually not even a Decepticon. I guess some of Soundwave's cassettes like Laserbeak and Ravage might count. Thinking of 5 Decepticons definitely seems harder than 5 Autobots, though.


  1. galvatron/unicron

Unicron isn't a Decepticon.

#19 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

I that really needed for this thread? And I am looking at how many of each charater people post,so its sort of a poll.

Sorry, based on the wording of your original post, I thought you were asking who we thought were the most well known Transformers.

But thanks for the unnecessary attitude anyway.

Well I am.

Attitude? I have no attitude.

Autobots:

  1. Optimus prime
  2. bumblebee
  3. ratchet
  4. jazz
  5. ironhide/grimlock

Decepticons:

  1. Megatron
  2. Starscream
  3. Soundwave
  4. Laserbeak
  5. galvatron/unicron

Is it just me or do other people have a harder time naming top 5 decepticons than autobots?

No I did as well.

Autobots will definitely include Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Ratchet may be up there as well because he was in the movies, and in the current show Transformers Prime. Grimlock may be there as well, and then I'm thinking either Jazz or Prowl would also be in the top 5.

For Decepticons, Megatron, Starscream, and Soundwave are definitely the three most well-known Decepticons. I'm not sure if Galvatron could be included because most versions of him (except for the IDW comics version) are just Megatron with an upgrade and the IDW comics version is actually not even a Decepticon. I guess some of Soundwave's cassettes like Laserbeak and Ravage might count. Thinking of 5 Decepticons definitely seems harder than 5 Autobots, though.

@norrinboltagonprime21 said:
  1. galvatron/unicron

Unicron isn't a Decepticon.

I agree I was thinking Ratchet as well since he has being in the movies animated Prime and the video games too.

It does I was thinking Shockwave maybe as one of them.

#20 Posted by INFINITE_DOOM (265 posts) - - Show Bio

Autobos

  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Grimlock
  • Jazz

Decepticon

  • Megatron
  • Starcream
  • Devastator
  • Shockwave
  • Soundwave
#21 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdirector786: I know its debatable whether or not to include prowl of other autobots cause there are so many well known autobots and its really up in the air for who you pick and theres alot of characters you can't go wrong with.

I know unicron isnt a decepticon, but he is on the side of evil and since i was having trouble picking decepticons i thought unicron was close enough. As for galvatron, i just forgot he is a megatron upgrade, and now that i think about he doesn't belong. My replacement is shockwave.

#22 Posted by The_Tree (7206 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Hot Rod
  • Grimlock
  • Ironhide

  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Shockwave
  • Soundwave
  • Bonecrusher
#23 Edited by dondave (34344 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Hot Rod
  • Grimlock
  • Ironhide

  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Shockwave
  • Soundwave
  • Bonecrusher