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see Ruination .
is the name of several fictional characters
in the various
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Ruination is the combined form of the Decepticon Commandos
These five Transformers actually began life as Autobots, sent to
Earth along with a sixth to lead them in a mission to reactivate
the legendary Autobot battle station known as Fortress Maximus
However, their craft malfunctioned and crashed, and the six
Autobots were entombed in protoform
joining Fortress Maximus in slumber until their ship was unearthed
. Absconding with
the Autobot protoforms right under Optimus Prime
Megatron took them to a nearby military base, intending to scan
alternate modes for them. Mega-Octane was the first to be
reactivated, infused with a portion of Megatron's own spark energy
to create the first of a new breed of Transformer that Megatron
dubbed the "Decepticons." The other four members of the team
followed, and eventually the sixth, Scourge
, who took
leadership of the team from Mega-Octane with a show of force.
Simply referred to as the Decepticons
, they soon
demonstrated their skills by blowing up dams across the country,
debuting their combining abilities against Rail Racer and later
attempting to harness the energies of a volcano on Montrose Island.
As part of a string of failed attempts to locate the Autobots'
hidden base, Movor was launched into orbit to track Side Burn from
space, and the Decepticons then pretended to have reverted to their
original Autobot selves in an effort to make the Autobots take them
in. Later, Decepticon corruption of the Autobots' global
spacebridge led Ruination into conflict with Landfill.
It soon became apparent that Scourge sought to overthrow Megatron's
leadership, and the discovery of Fortress Maximus, buried beneath
the Earth's surface accelerated the process as exposure to his
energies, and those of the O-Parts - the keys to Maximus's
resurrection - awoke memories of Scourge's original mission. His
new Decepticon programming turned it on its head, however, as he
now wished to command Maximus's power for his own, and soon had the
other Decepticons thinking the same way, conspiring with
Mega-Octane to get Cerebros, the power key of Fortress Maximus,
under his control. As a series of chases to acquire control of
Maximus began, Scourge eventually revealed his treachery by trying
to have the giant attack Galvatron (Megatron, in a new form), only
for the plan to fail. In retribution, Galvatron again brainwashed
the Decepticons, turning them back into his loyal servants, who
followed him so completely that they were even willing to take his
orders after he attempted to kill them as a belated punishment.
With Galvatron's defeat, the Decepticons and Predacons were all
taken back to Cybertron for imprisonment.
The Decepticons were voiced by Bob
/Holly Kaneko (Mega
, Neil Kaplan (Ro-Tor)
, Robert Axelrod
/Hidenori Konda (Movor/Shuttler)
/Riki Kitazawa (Rollbar/GreeJeeper)
and Richard Epcar
Voice actor plays
Ruination would make one further appearance in the BotCon
2004 Voice actor play. Here, he was one of the
Decepticons under the command of Reptilion
, alongside Sunstorm
. He battled Silverbolt
in order to secure two groups of
dimensionally displaced Autobots from the RiD
universe. However, the
three groups of Autobots, together with a time-lost Autobot shuttle
from the Great War, were able to defeat the Decepticons.
- Car Robots Valdigus'
- Instead of classic Decepticon symbols seen in other
Transformers series, the Commandos wore black Autobot symbols from
Transformers: Generation 2, only upside down. The Japanese
toy release had show-accurate symbols.
- Robots in Disguise Ruination'
- The toys released in the U.S. had traditional Decepticon
symbols. In on, the American release of Armorhide features his
Desert Storm era camouflage pattern
recolored over a bluish-gray base. While this may be intended to be
an urban assault camouflage, fans seeking toys identical to the
Japanese version (and the cartoon series) were disappointed.
- With Ruination's official height being given as 15 meters (49.2
feet) tall, and the toy measuring 25 centimeters tall, the toy
would have a scale of about 1/60. This would mean Mega-Octane would
stand 11.4 meters (37.4 feet) tall, while the other Commandos would
stand about 4.8 meters (15.7 feet) tall, although this contradicts
the series itself, where the five Commandos are shown standing at
more or less the same height.
- Robots in Disguise Ruination redeco'
"Arctic" redeco version of the Decepticons, bearing the same names,
was released as a giftset exclusive to Wal-Mart in
2003. Oddly this version featured a slight remold making the
nosecone of Movor more rounded.
- Universe Ruination'
- A "tiger striped" desert camo repaint of Ruination - presumably
intended as an alternate universe or future version of the
characters - was released as part of Transformers: Universe in 2004.
This version of Ruination appeared in the 2004 Botcon voice actor
play. This version of the toy also featured a rounded nosecone on
- A mistake on the back of the box for the Universe
Ruination gift set had Armorhide and Rollbar's pictures
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Ruination is a Decepticon who turns into an Osprey helicopter, an
alternate mode shared by Incinerator
Ruination appears among the Decepticons in the book Transformers: The Veiled
by Alan Dean
. Longarm joins Knock Out on a mission to
Peru to find Decepticons that have been detected in the
On a steep mountain pass, the party is
attacked by Decepticons Ruination and Blademaster
inexperienced and risky behavior by Knock Out, both Decepticons are
severely damaged and driven off.