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The Sweeps are a group of near-identical Decepticons in the Transformers franchise.


Generation 1

Animated series

The Sweeps-along with their commander Scourge and his partner Cyclonus-were created by Unicron in The Transformers: The Movie from the broken forms of the Seekers Skywarp and Thundercracker and three of the Insecticons. Described as the "huntsmen" of Scourge-to whom they are virtually identical-the Sweeps served as part of Galvatron's personal attack force during the film in the hunt for the Matrix of Leadership. Following the movie they would continue to serve as part of the Decepticon army, appearing in varying numbers and usually demonstrating little effectiveness in battle with the Autobots.


In the Transformers Dreamwave comics, the Sweeps are a massive legion created by Unicron to hunt down Cybertron so that Unicron can destroy his nemesis Primus.

Devil's Due

The Sweeps appeared among the Decepticon forces in The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

Fun Publications

Alternately designed Sweeps (modeled after their BotCon 2009 toys) appeared in a scene attacking the Autobot shuttle carrying Kup, Hot Rod, and the Dinobots during the events of the movie.

Sweeps (in forklift form) were featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. These Sweeps were created from Crain Brain and Screw Head and led by Deadlift, who was reformatted from Spoons. [1]


  1. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications