At the dawn of time, Primus created new life, the 13 original Transformers, to crew his planetary form into battle against his eternal nemesis Unicron. One of these 13, his original name now lost to the mists of time, turned against his siblings, his creator, and his universe, and betrayed them all. As Vector Prime was constructed to safeguard Space/Time, this robot's function was to oversee the primal force of entropy, the aging and dissolution of order in this universe as presage to a new creation. However, this guardian of entropy became obsessed with the darker side of chaos and death, and in the black place these urges led him, the traitor found a new god, more suited to his nature. He turned against Primus and became The Fallen. Now he is a being of power, darkness, and absolute dedication to Unicron. At the end of the first battle between the two Gods, for his treachery, The Fallen was sealed into extradimensional limbo along with his new master.
Major Story Arcs
The War Within: Dark Ages
The Fallen Returns
Approximately 7 million years ago, Optimus Prime and Megatron were lost in a space bridge accident. This accident weakened the barrier between reality and the dimension in which The Fallen was trapped, allowing The Fallen to eventually break free and return to Cybertron. He was intent on initiating "The Unbinding," which would break the Seal of Primus and herald the Second Coming of Unicron.To accomplish this task, he recruited a trio of Decepticon outcasts, Bludgeon, Mindwipe, and Bugly, who hungered for a command of the occult, which The Fallen could grant. As per The Fallen's instructions, the recruits were to round up four Transformers with "unique Sparks," Hot Spot, Jetfire, Blitzwing, and Grimlock. When the recruits faltered, The Fallen stepped in, singlehandedly abducting Blitzwing from his well-guarded holding cell and besting the powerhouse Grimlock. The four, dubbed enigmatically the "Angels of Dissolution," awakened strapped to a four-paneled apparatus deep within the core of Cybertron, the Well of All Sparks. Though a combined army of forces from several factions penetrated The Fallen's operation, his defeat came only when Primus was roused from his slumber and condemned his wayward creation to an explosive demise.
Transformers: Tales of The Fallen
The Fallen believed he was chosen by the Allspark and would seek for whatever it craved and to this end he was given command of an armada to find suns to harvest to continue giving it power. He was also told by the Allspark to never speak of this covenant of harvesting suns to anyone and that one day he would have to stand alone and he followed this, even though he didn’t fully understand it. One day, the dynasty of Primes makes a pact to not destroy any star which supports a planet with life but the Fallen ignores it completely and heads to a system where the star is about to be harvested by Jetfire. After the sun is harvested, he and Jetfire meet at the chamber of the Dynasty of Primes where they are denounced for destroying the solar system without any regards for the life that was lost, and it was decided that in the future a full congress of the dynasty must precede the activation of any star harvester. Despite this, the Fallen went to a world which was filled with life and built his own star harvester and his own matrix to activate it but the design was flawed and the harvester explodes, damaging him, and he blamed the dynasty for driving him to do what he did. Afterwards, he began traveling to other worlds, assimilating science, weapons, and other ways of waging war while killing many and leaving planets ravaged. When he feels he is prepared, he creates a group of followers called “Decepticons” , which includes Jetfire and some Constructicons, and goes to Earth where they begin building a star harvester. However, while constructing the harvester, humans are discovered and Jetfire begins to protest against him. The Fallen then declares that he plans to take the dynasty down on that planet and that if they want to stop him they have to face him themselves. Shortly afterwards, the dynasty of Primes appear and the Fallen teleports Jetfire and the Constructicons to fight elsewhere while he faces off with the other Primes. With the assistance of the weapons and technology he acquired from other planets, the Fallen kills all but one of the Primes. This last Prime continues to teleport around while the Fallen follows after him, thinking he’s a coward but in reality this Prime was gathering the entirety of the lifeforce of the other Primes and uses this power to seal the Fallen into a sarcophagus and buries it deep within Cybertron.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
The Fallen as he appears in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this movie he is voice acted by Tony Todd.
The Fallen will be one the villains in the sequel of the Transformers Movie (2007).The film will be released worldwide in 24 June, 2009. Bay and Labeouf confirmed that the Fallen will be in the film and not just a in title joke. He will be voiced by Tony Todd. They also said he will be an "apocalyptic". As it is shown in the Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen official movie adaptation, the Fallen has arrived on Earth once million of years ago with the other six Primes to destroy that solar system's sun so they could make energon. But one rule they all followed was to spare a solar system with life. The Fallen didn't care about other civilizations and began to destroy Earth. The other Primes learned of his treachery and tried stop him but failed. So instead they stole the Matrix of Leadership and hid it from him by using their bodies as a tomb to guard it. Many years later, Megatron came into contact with the Fallen, and formed an alliance with him and created the Decepticons with him by using a blurred version of his face as a symbol of their group. He ordered Megatron and the others to steal the All Spark to help with his plans of conquest but was sent to the stars to hide it from them by the Autobots. Megatron went after it but never returned due to being frozen on Earth. Years later, after discovering Megatron alive and the all sparks location, sends Starscream and five other Decepticons to find him and the All Spark. After discovering Megatron died he told the others to find pieces of the All Spark to revive him. After two years of searching and waiting they were able to revive Megatron. Megatron returned to the Nemesis to report to his master on his failure, but the Fallen told him of a item able to create energon. Megatron, wishing to know more, asked his master of it's location. He told them where it was but needed the Matrix of Leadership to use it, and told him about Sam Witwicky absorbing information from the remains of the All Spark. He also told Megatron to kill Optimus because he is the only one able to kill him because a "Prime can only be killed by a Prime". Megatron, Starscream and a group of Decepticons returned to Earth to capture Sam. After Megatron Killed Optimus The Fallen readied a group of Decepticons to conquer Earth and exact his revenge. He then arrives on Earth with a army of Decepticons and destroys a Naval Ship while landing. The Fallen then broadcasts a message across the world ordering the humans to hunt down Sam or else he and the Decepticons will destroy anything in their sights. After Megatron has located the Sun Harvester The Fallen makes his way for Egypt to complete his plans. He steals the Matrix of Leadership from Optimus who was just revived by it's power and teleports to the Sun Harvester to activate it. Once activating the Sun Harvester the military then try to stop him and Megatron but the Fallen uses his power over gravity and destroys all the military's tanks and jets. After receiving parts from Jetfire, Optimus is able to fly destroys the Sun Harvester. The Fallen and Megatron team up to fight Optimus but Megatron is swatted away and badly injured. The Fallen continues his battle with Optimus but is unable to beat him. Optimus then punches him in the face and knocks off his helmet and finally kills him off by ripping out his spark.