The following is a list of descriptions of terms and references used throughout the Heroic Decepticons multiverse. C = term or description partially or completely derived from canonical sources and adapted for Heroic Decepticons; HD = original only to Heroic Decepticons. WARNING: SPOILERS MENTIONED BELOW. It is strongly recommended that you read the stories first!
Acid Storm: Green seeker and one of the Rainmakers, along with Ion Storm and Nova Storm. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Alpha Trion: Autobot elder and Optronix’s guardian. C.
Alternity City: Giant cybernetic planet located in the Destron Space Precinct within the Gamma Sector. HD.
Antihex: Destron-controlled region of Cybertron. C.
Arcee: Autobot femme warrior. C.
Archa Nine: ninth planet of nine in the Archa system. C.
Archives (in Central Iacon): Large library containing historical records. Restricted access. C.
Arkelaos (Hon): Athenian delegate. HD.
Astro Magnum: Alternate persona for Heroic Decepticon Shockwave. C.
Astrotrain: Triple changer (space shuttle, train). Heroic Decepticon. C.
Athenia: World located within the G Nebula, populated by cybernetic beings. C.
Autobot: Original ruling race of Cybertron. C.
Autobot High Command: Cybertron’s main governing body, includes the Cybertronian High Council (of Elders). C.
Autobot-Neutral Alliance: Formed after the Last Great War in an effort to combine resources and restore peace on Cybertron. HD.
Avenger: Warship piloted by the all-femme crew under Elita One’s command, destroyed during the 4th Era after crashing onto Alternity City. HD.
Bar Magna: Energon bar located in east Iacon. HD.
Bitstream: Dark blue seeker, information engineer. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Black Shadow: Space pirate, bounty hunter and assassin, partnered with Blue Bacchus. C.
Blackjack: Served as temporary Stunticon leader before betraying the Decepticons by conspiring with Black Shadow. C.
Blast Off: Combaticon warrior and space shuttle. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Blaster: Autobot communications. Attended the War Academy with Optronix, best friends with Magnus and Hot Rod. C.
Blitzwing: Triple changer (jet, tank). Heroic Decepticon. C.
Blue Bacchus: Black Shadow’s partner in crime, blue helicopter. C.
Bluestreak: Autobot gunner. C.
Bombshell: Insecticon scientist and expert in psychological warfare. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Bonecrusher: Constructicon demolitions expert and Heroic Decepticon. Also known as Demolishor. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Brawl: Combaticon warrior. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Brawn: Autobot mini-bot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. C.
Breakdown: Stunticon scout. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Brix: Delegate from Ghennix. HD.
Bumblebee: Autobot mini-bot. C.
Central Hall (in Iacon): public hall for announcements. C.
Central Iacon: Central part of the Iacon region where the capital of the same name is located. HD.
Chaos Bringer, The: See Unicron. C.
Chromia: Autobot femme and second in command of the all-femme crew under Elita One. C.
Clench: Destron who served under Straxus. C.
Cliffjumper: Autobot mini-bot. C.
Combaticon: Member of a sub-group of Decepticons. Consists of Onslaught, Blast Off, Brawl, Swindle and Vortex. C.
Combiner technology: Invented by Scrapper to merge gestalt teams. C.
Constructicon: Member of a sub-group of Decepticons. Consists of Scrapper, Hook, Mixmaster, Scavenger, Bonecrusher (Demolishor), and Long Haul (Que). C.
Control Tower, The (in Kolkular): Also known as the Central Tower, houses the control room, communications room, meeting room, laboratory and workshop, as well as the common on the ground floor. HD.
Council Pavilions, The (in Central Iacon): Meeting place for High Council members.
CredEx: Credit Exchange financial market. HD.
Credit(s): General term for currency.
Crystal City: Beautiful city west of Polyhex, built by the Constructicons. C.
Crystal Gardens: located in the southern section of Iacon Central. HD.
Cybertonium: Rare mineral found only on Cybertron, essential to Transformers. Main deposit in Kalis. C.
Cybertron: Mechanized world orbiting the Alpha Centauri system, located in what is often referred to as the Gamma Sector of space. C.
Cybertron Combat Training and Intelligence Academy, The: The War Academy (C) in central Iacon. Originally only for Destrons before becoming an all-Autobot establishment. HD.
Cybertronian High Council: Also known as Autobot High Council. Forms the central part of Cybertron Command, Cybertron’s main governing body also known as Autobot High Command. Made up of several representatives who take orders from the mysterious Overlords. C.
Cyrix: Delegate from Prima. HD.
Dark Plague, The: Mysterious virus that killed many Autobots at the end of the Last Great War. HD.
Darkmount: Capital city of Polyhex. Formerly Straxus’ base of operations. C.
Daros: World within the G Nebula, inhabited by organic beings. C.
Dead End: Stunticon warrior. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Dead End, The: Slum region of Polyhex. C.
Decepticon: Heroic Destron faction formed to stand against oppression and establish independence from Autobot corruption. Led by Megatron. C.
Declaration of Autobot Powers: Old Cybertronian law established by the High Council.
Deluge: Destron head scientist loyal to Straxus. Created the Nemesis Army. C.
Delta Sector: Largely unexplored region of space. The Red Nebula is located here. HD.
Destron: Race of Cybertronians originally designed for military and defense purposes. Decepticons later derived from these. C.
Devastator: The Constructicons’ combined form. Heroic Decepticon, C.
Dirge: Leader of the cone head seekers. Trine mates are Thrust and Ramjet. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Doctor, The: Cruel Destron scientist who served under Liege Maximus. HD.
Drag Strip: Stunticon warrior. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Drillbit: small Destron miner, partnered with Heavy Load. C.
Elita One: Autobot femme Commander, Autobot Co-commander, and senior recon specialist. Partner of Optimus Prime. C.
Empties, The: Destitute mechanoids who have turned against the current systems of command and abandoned their home cities. They occupy the Dead End sub-region of Polyhex. C.
Energon: Fundamental fuel source consumed by Cybertronians and other mechanistic life forms. C.
Energon crystals: Crystalline mineral that is mined and converted into pure energon. Used by Cybertronians and other mechanistic life forms for all energy based needs. See natural energon. C.
Energon cube: Solid, transparent cuboid constructed of pure energon. This cuboid filled with energon. First produced by Soundwave before the technology was replicated. C.
Firestar: Autobot femme specializing in rescue missions, member of Elita One’s crew. C.
G Nebula: Neighbouring region of space that consists of both mechanized and organic worlds, including Athenia. C.
Galactic Confederation: Collective of worlds within Cybertron’s galaxy that have agreed to abide by the spacefarers’ rules of conduct of the Galactic Peace Treaty. HD.
Galactic Peace Treaty: signed into law for Cybertron by Proteus and Decimus. HD.
Gamma Sector: Region of space that includes Cybertron, the Destron Space Precinct. HD.
Gears: Autobot mini-bot. C.
Ghennix: Mechanized world located in the Gamma Sector of space. C.
Glithos: World within the G Nebula, inhabited by mechanoids. Later renamed Lithone. C.
Golden Era, The: A period in Cybertron’s history that was marked by peace and prosperity, during the 1st Era and before the Great Wars. C.
Grapple: Chief Autobot architect. C.
Great Hall (in Kolkular): Large hall for public announcements, located near the South Tower of Kolkular fortress. HD.
Grindcore: Destron who served under Straxus. Double-barrelled tank alt mode. C.
Gripper: Tough off-roader Autobot, leader of the Motorvators. His partners are Flame and Lightspeed. C.
Groove: Autobot scout and one of the Protectobots. C.
Guzzle: Autobot soldier. C.
Heavy Load: Large Destron miner, partnered with Drillbit. Bomb expert. C.
Helex: City located in Kaon, north-east from Kolkular. C.
High Commander, The: Also known as Scorponok, was believed to have been killed at Polyhex during the Last Great War, he was reformatted into a beast form and kept his true identity concealed, becoming The High Commander of the Subterranean Base during the 4th Era. C.
Hitec Base, The (on Alternity City): Large underground base occupied by Scorponok and his followers during the 4th Era. Also known as the Subterranean Base. HD.
Hook: Constructicon engineer and Heroic Decepticon. C.
Hot Rod: Autobot warrior. Attended the War Academy with Optronix, best friends with Magnus, Blaster and Optronix. C.
Hot Spot: Leader of the Protectobots. C.
Hotlink: Purple seeker and mechatronic engineer. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Hound: Autobot chief tracker. C.
Hub, The: Central location and seat of power of the Galactic Confederation. HD.
Huffer: Autobot mini-bot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. C.
Hydrax Plateau: Forms the base level of Cybertron’s main space port. Surrounded by the Rust Sea. C.
Iacon: Autobot-controlled capital and city-state (located in Central Iacon) of region or province of same name, home of Autobot Command. Comprised of three main sections: the outer Province, Central, and Sub-central. C.
Iacon Command Center: Main base of Autobot operations located in Iacon Central. HD.
Ironhide: Tough Autobot warrior. C.
Jala: Delegate from Jarr. HD.
Jarr: World within the G Nebula inhabited by mechanoids. Is also the home of the Autobot protectorate – a part of the Galactic Confederation. Later destroyed and renamed Chaar. C.
Jazz: Autobot head of special operations, first lieutenant. C.
Jhiaxus: Yellow and white jet. Served as Liege Maximus’ second in command before the Great Wars. Later became second in command of the Hitec Base on Alternity City. C.
Kalis: Mining region of Cybertron, located north-east of Kaon. Contains cybertonium and Cybertron’s primary energon crystal deposits. C.
Kaon: Southern-most region of Cybertron, Destron/Decepticon-controlled. Kolkular fortress located here. C.
Kickback: Insecticon spy. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Kolkular: Location of the Decepticon fortress in Kaon before the Great Wars. C.
Kup: Autobot sergeant. C.
Laboratory (Constructicons’; in Kolkular): Located on the second floor of the Central Tower. HD.
Laboratory (Main research; in Kolkular): Located on the ground floor of the Central Tower. HD.
Lammos: Delegate from Methuselah. HD.
Laserbeak: Cassetticon interrogator. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Levitating energy sphere challenge: According to the rules of the game, each challenger has to protect his own sphere from every other player whilst also trying to prevent the other players from sinking their own spheres through a set of moving goal posts. Played at the War Academy as an agility test. HD.
Long Haul: Constructicon logistics and Heroic Decepticon. Also known as Que. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Maccadam’s Oil House: Famous oil house originally located in Polyhex before it was rebuilt in Iacon. C.
Magnus: Attended the War Academy with Optronix, best friends with Hot Rod and Blaster. Body destroyed by Straxus, later rebuilt into Ultra Magnus. C.
Maintenance and Repair Bay (in Central Iacon): Iacon’s main medical center. C.
Matrix of Leadership: Grants the bearer authority to command the Autobot army, holds the title of Prime. C.
Maximus, Liege: Beastformer who originally commanded from Kolkular in Kaon before ousted by the Decepticons.
Megatron: Leader of the Decepticons, Military Commander. Previously a mathematician and inventor, and Sentinel Prime’s former military advisor. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Methuselah: Mechanized world located in the Gamma Sector of space. C.
Mirage: Autobot spy. C.
Mixmaster: Constructicon chemist and Heroic Decepticon. C.
Monokel: Delegate from Ghennix. HD.
Moonracer: Autobot femme sharpshooter and member of Elita One’s crew. C.
Motormaster: Leader of the Stunticons, black, purple and grey semi-trailer alt mode. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Natural energon: Energon derived from existing crystals. C.
Nemesis Army, The: An army of zombie-like drones created by Deluge from the bodies of former Transformers, infused with a partial spark and Ore-13. HD.
Nemesis Prime: Leader of the Nemesis Army. Role taken on by Optronix when his darker persona emerged after he was inserted with a corrupted Matrix of Leadership. HD.
Neutral territories: Regions or city-states on Cybertron that are not controlled by any faction. Tagon Heights is a neutral territory. C.
New Era: Time period commencing at the end of the Last Great War of the 4th Era. HD.
Nikkai: Delegate from Victoria. HD.
North Tower, The (in Kolkular): One of the fortress’ three towers. Used by the aerial teams as a lookout. HD.
Oilplains: Large, flat expanse that covers much of Kaon. Later renamed to the Badlands. HD.
Onslaught: Combaticon leader and strategist. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Optimus Prime: Autobot Commander, carried the Matrix of Leadership. Also known as Optronix. C.
Optronix: Autobot cadet under the guardianship of Alpha Trion, later mentored by Sentinel Prime. Becomes Optimus Prime. C.
Ormus crystals: High-spin, monatomic crystal. Decepticons used ormus crystals to develop a new form of energon. Acquired by Scavenger from a Paridisian dealer. HD.
Overlord: Ultra-powerful war lord. C.
Overlords, The: Mysterious rulers at the top of the Autobot Command chain, believed to have control over the Autobot High Council (of Elders). C.
Palladium Hall: Stateroom in Technopolis, Athenia, where inter-galactic diplomatic missions are often hosted. HD.
Pelagios: Delegate from Glithos. HD.
Pipes: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. Eccentric blue truck. C.
Polyhex: Destron-controlled region. Located south of Iacon. C.
Powerflash: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. High strung fighter jet, brother to Sprocket. C.
Prima: Mechanized world located in the Gamma Sector of space. HD.
Prime Nova: Matrix of Leadership beare during the First Age of the Primes.
Primus: Cybertronian deity. C.
Proteus: Representative of the Cybertronian High Council. C.
Prowl: Autobot strategist, Chief of Security and second in charge of the Autobot army. Was Sentinel Prime’s personal advisor until the Matrix of Leadership was passed on to Optimus Prime. C.
Ramjet: One of the cone head seekers. Trine mates are Dirge and Thrust. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Ratchet: Autobot medic. C.
Ravage: Cassetticon saboteur. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Red Alert: Autobot security director, medical officer in Heroes. C.
Red Nebula: Unexplored region of space located in the Delta Sector. HD.
Reflector: Triplet of Decepticon scouts, consisting of Spectro, Spyglass and Viewfinder. Heroic Decepticons. C.
Ricochet: Autobot sharpshooter. C.
Roadbuster: Autobot warrior. C.
Rook: Served under Jhiaxus at the Hitec Base for a period of time after abandoning the Decepticons due to being given an ultimatum. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Scavenger: Constructicon salvage and mining expert and Heroic Decepticon. C.
Scorponok: Claimed allegiance to the Decepticons, later attempted to usurp Megatron’s leadership. Played a crucial role in bringing about the Great Devastation. After he was believed to have been killed at Polyhex during the Last Great War, he was reformatted into a beast form and kept his true identity concealed, becoming The High Commander of the Subterranean Base during the 4th Era. C.
Scrapper: Constructicon leader and inventor. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Scrounge: Autobot cadet who died when his spark was removed and used to animate the Nemesis Army. Wheeled alt mode. C.
Seizer: Destron who served under Straxus. Heavy drilling machine alt mode. C.
Sentinel Prime: The Commander of the Autobot army and carrier of the Matrix of Leadership during the Third Age of the Primes. Predecessor and mentor of Optimus Prime. Later, Leader of the Neutrals in Transformers: Heroes. Transforms into a heavy, modified tank. C.
Shadowmakers, The: Five wraith-like, sleek black road vehicles. Black Shadow’s minions. HD.
Shanix: Unit of Cybertronian currency recognized throughout the galaxy. C.
Shockwave: Originally Cybertron’s guardian. Decepticon scientist. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Shrapnel: Insecticon leader and expert in electronic warfare. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Sideswipe: Autobot warrior, Sunstreaker’s twin. C.
Silverbolt: Autobot flyer and leader of the Aerialbots. C.
Sixshot: Powerful, one-robot assault group. C.
Skids: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. Fast learner. C.
Skyfire: Autobot transport jet and warrior. C.
Skywarp: Air warrior and one of the three seeker Command Trine along with trine mates Starscream and Thundercracker. Ability to teleport. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Slugslinger: Destron flyer who served under Straxus. C.
Smelting pools: Straxus’ most favored form of execution. Located at Darkmount in Polyhex. C.
Smokescreen: Autobot theoretician. C.
Soundwave: Cassetticon guardian and Decepticon communications expert. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Space port (Main; in Hydrax Plateau): Cybertron’s primary space port, hangs above the Hydrax Plateau and is surrounded by the Rust Sea. C.
Stanix: Destron-controlled region of Cybertron. C.
Starscream: Decepticon second in charge, Air Commander and one of the three seeker Command Trine along with trine mates Thundercracker and Skywarp. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Straxus, Lord: Destron who originally commanded from Darkmount in Polyhex, but was defeated by the Decepticons. The Nemesis Army was created under his leadership. C.
Streetwise: Autobot interceptor and one of the Protectobots. C.
Stunticon: Member of a sub-group of Decepticons. Consists of Motormaster, Wildrider, Drag Strip, Breakdown and Dead End. C.
Subterranean Base, The (on Alternity City): Large underground base occupied by Scorponok and his followers during the 4th Era. Also known as the Hitec Base, named after the suburb in which it is located. HD.
Sunstreaker: Autobot warrior, Sideswipe’s twin. C.
Sureshot: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. Egocentric dragster. C.
Swerve: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. C.
Swindle: Combaticon munitions expert. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Tagon Heights: Region forming the eastern part of the Industrial Quadrant, neutral territory of Cybertron. Located above the Rust Sea north of Tyrest and Kaon. C.
Tailgate: Autobot mini-bot scout who attended the War Academy with Optronix. Impulsive, easily led. C.
Tarn: Destron-controlled region of Cybertron located in the northern hemisphere. C.
Tarn Institute of Science Research and Technology, The: One of the largest research facilities on Cybertron, second only to Iacon’s. Located in Tetrix. HD.
Technical and Scientific Research Station (in Iacon): The largest research facility on Cybertron. HD.
Technopolis: Capital city of Athenia. HD.
Teletraan II: The Autobot’s central computer in Iacon, rebuilt from the first version, Teletraan, during the 4th Era. C.
Tesarus: District in Kaon, located a few mechano-miles from Kolkular. C.
Tetrix: Capital of Tarn. HD.
Thrust: One of the cone head seekers. Trine mates are Dirge and Ramjet. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Thundercracker: Air warrior and one of the three seeker Command Trine along with trine mates Starscream and Skywarp. Ability to create sonic booms. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Titanium ore: Important mineral that is mined in Kaon. HD.
Trailbreaker: Autobot defensive strategist. C.
Tumbler: Autobot scientist. C.
Twin Twist: Autobot warrior. C.
Tyrest: Region near Kaon. C.
Uhnta: Delegate from Daros. HD.
Unicron: A mythical, planet-sized, planet-devouring transformer, thought to be the evil counterpart of Primus. Also known as The Chaos Bringer. C.
Units (of time/distance):
Astro-second: 0.273 seconds. C.
Astro-mile: Also mechano-mile. Cybertronian equivalent of 1 mile. HD.
Breem: 8.3 Earth minutes. C.
Cycle: 1 minute (C) or 10 hours (HD).
Deca cycle: 30 days; 1 month. C.
Era: Equivalent to approximately 12, 048 Vorns. HD.
Klik: 1 second. HD.
Mechano-meter: Cybertronian equivalent of 1 meter. HD.
Mechano-mile: Also astro-mile. Cybertronian equivalent of 1 mile. HD.
Mega cycle: 1 hour. C.
Orn: 1 day (C); 20 hours or 2 cycles. (HD).
Stellar cycle: 1 Earth year. C.
Vorn: Equivalent to 83 Earth years. C.
Victoria: Mechanized world located in the Gamma Sector of space. HD.
Vortex: Combaticon interrogator and helicopter. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Vos: Destron-controlled region of Cybertron. C.
Whirl: Autobot who attended the War Academy with Optronix. Aggressive helicopter, later becomes one of the Wreckers. C.
Wildrider: Stunticon warrior. Heroic Decepticon. C.
Windcharger: Autobot mini-bot. C.
Workshop (Constructicons’; in Kolkular): Located on the second floor of the Central Tower. HD.
Xaaron: Representative of the Cybertronian High Council. C.
XR5 Mining Station: Resource rich asteroid located within the Main Asteroid Belt in the Gamma Sector. HD.