Stepper (Transformers)

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Stepper is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first two Stepper's were the Japanese names for character released with other names in the United States. The third Stepper was an original character released in the United States in 2015.

Generation 1

Stepper is the Japanese name for the Generation 1 Autobot Targetmaster Ricochet.


Stepper is the Japanese name for the Armada Autobot Sideswipe.

Shattered Glass

Transformers character
Timelines Stepper toy
Species Transformer


Alternate mode


The Loose Cannon

"Just who do you think you're talking to? No, really. I'm confused."


Transformers: Timelines

Deluxe vehicles
Tech specs

ST05 IN06 SP09 EN05

RN04 CO05 FB07 SK06


Fictional biography

Stability has never really been the defining factor of Stepper's existence, nor his mind. When his former teammate Ricochet developed the coveted 'Targetmaster' technology, the envious Stepper created his own spark-less, processor-less Targetmaster that he dubbed "Nebulon". Essentially just a remotely controlled puppet, Stepper was a talented-enough ventriloquist to convince everyone that Nebulon was a real, living bot. At times, he even convinced himself.

Stepper, then partnered with the slightly unhinged Drift, was assigned the task of hunting down any intruders from neighboring universal streams. During a confrontation with a team of "GoBots", Nebulon was destroyed. The resulting explosion opened a rift in reality, which sent Stepper spiraling into the Axiom Nexus, where he currently resides.

Irony struck when Stepper met his newest partner, an actual, living Nebulon. This 'new' Nebulon has helped bolster the confidence of Stepper through positive reinforcement and more than a little bit of manipulation. Nebulon is the new puppet master, and his less-than-legal ambitions are becoming reality through his loyal marionette, Stepper.


Fun Publications

Stepper's first appearance was in the flashback in the Fun Publications story Invasion where he aided Optimus Prime and Jetfire in defeating Ultra Magnus.

Stepper and Nebulan appeared in the BotCon 2015 story Cybertron's Most Wanted under the command of Megatron. Megatron's group was captured in Axiom Nexus. After escaping maximum security prison with Oilmaster and Packrat, the made their way to Megatron's base. On the way they confronted a Warauder invasion, defeating it with the help of General Optimus Prime and his low tech security forces.


  • Transformers Timelines Cybertron's Most Wanted (2015)
A 5-pack which includes Shattered Glass Deluxe Stepper.
Stepper is a recolor of Reveal The Shield Jazz. Nebulan is a recolor of Universe Nightstick
A BotCon 2015 exclusive.

Aligned Continuity

In the Transformers: Adventures toy line, Robots in Disguise Jazz was recolored into Stepper in Japan.


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