Brimstone (Transformers)

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Brimstone is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first was a Decepticon aligned character from the planet Animatros from the Cybertron series in 2005. The second Brimstone is a Decepticon aligned Mini-Con who turned into a dragon and was released in 2008.

Transformers: Cybertron

Brimstone
Transformers character
Brimstone-carded.jpg
Cybertron Brimstone on card
Japanese name

Tera Shaver
Release number

GD-10
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon
Alternate mode

Robotic pterosaur
Series

Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Galaxy Force
Sub-group

Deluxe beasts
Tech specs

ST05 IN05 SP09 EN10

RN06 CO09 FB06 SK08

The first Brimstone is a Decepticon from the planet Animatros who turns into a robotic pterosaur. He was introduced in 2005.

Fictional biography

BRIMSTONE likes the simple things -- food, flying, trashing AUTOBOTS. He leaves stuff like thinking, planning and noticing what's going on in the world around him to his pal UNDERMINE, which is just as well because that tiny, little head of his contains a badly undersized CPU. Still, being dumb doesn't make BRIMSTONE any less dangerous. In flight, he is totally silent, and his diamond-edged vanadium wing blades can pierce even the toughest armor.

Animated series

In Transformers: Cybertron Brimstone is one of the servants of Scourge, the leader of Jungle Planet. Though originally the planet was plagued by poverty, marauders, and lawlessness, Scourge would manage to bring order through a policy of dictatorship. Brimstone would aid him in his rise to power, and would become one of his personal underlings and temple guardians.

Often seen with Undermine, who also transformed into a prehistoric saurian, Brimstone's chief role in the series was that of a loyal underling and aerial scout. He is not very bright.

As the Grand Black Hole continued to enlarge, Primus attempted to seal it. This was witnessed through giant space bridges on Velocitron by Brakedown, Clocker and Dirt Boss, on the planet Animatros by Backstop, Undermine and Brimstone, and on Earth (episode 42, "City").

Later, Brimstone would join the Autobots' alliance of Transformers throughout the galaxy along with Scourge and Undermine. He participated in the final battle against Galvatron.

In the final episode Optimus Prime proposed a new Space Bridge project using the power of the four Cyber Planet Keys and the four great ships. Many Autobots and former Decepticons joined in the project. Metroplex lead the Giant Planet ship and key with Drillbit, Undermine and Brimstone.

Toys

  • Cybertron Deluxe Brimstone (2005)
A new mold which came with a Cyber-Key accessory.[1]
In 2006, a special edition figure was available as a Walmart exclusive. This release contained a DVD with the episode "Cybertron" as a promotional item - despite the fact that he was not in that episode.
There were plans to make a convention exclusive Transformers: Timelines Divebomb figure from a repainted Brimstone, but the figure was never made.[2]


Transformers: Universe

Brimstone
Transformers character
Brimstone-universe-card.jpg
Universe Brimstone on card
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon, Mini-Con
Alternate mode

Dragon
Partner

Blight and Suppressor
Series

Transformers: Universe
Sub-group

Overcast Team
Tech specs

ST10 IN05 SP08 EN08

RN06 CO05 FB08 SK05

The second Brimstone is a Mini-Con who turns into a dragon. He was introduced in 2008.

Brimstone is a member of the Decepticon aligned Mini-Con Overcast team.

Fictional biography

The small brethren of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS fled CYBERTRON long ago, in search of refuge from the never-ending war. The MINI-CON robots are living power batteries that larger robots use to enhance their already formidable weapons and abilities. Many MINI-CON teams were broken apart or destroyed utterly by the greed of the DECEPTICONS, or the desperation of the AUTOBOTS. Now, only a few intact teams are left to roam the universe, living in peace and isolation from other TRANSFORMERS.

Fun Publications

Brimstone appeared in the Fun Publications story Flames of Yesterday.[3]

Toys

  • Universe Armada Series Mini-Con Brimstone (2008)
A recolor of Classic Nightscream. Turns from humanoid robot to robotic dragon.


Transformers

Brimstone
Transformers character
Brimstone-tf-card.jpg
Transformers Brimstone on card
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon
Alternate mode

Motorcycle
Series

Transformers
Sub-group

Scouts
Tech specs

ST06 IN04 SP06 EN09

RN08 CO08 FB06 SK06

The third Brimstone is a Decepticon from the 2010 Transformers line. He turns into a motorcycle.

Fictional biography

There was a time when BRIMSTONE was king of the roads on CYBERTRON. He was meaner, faster and tougher than anything else on wheels, and he made sure everyone knew it. The only rival he ever really had was HUBCAP, so it was only natural they ended up on opposite sides in the war. BRIMSTONE may be older now, but he's also meaner, and there's no way he's going down without taking HUBCAP with him.

Games

Toys

  • Transformers Scout Brimstone (2010)
A Scout Class figure that transforms into a blue chopper decorated with green flames.[4][5]
The mold for this figure is also used for Chopsaw in the 2011 Reveal the Shield line.


Transformers: Timelines

Brimstone
Transformers character
Brimstone-timeline-robot.jpg
Timelines Brimstone in robot mode
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon/Star Seeker
Alternate mode

Rail gun
Function

Master Gunner
Motto

" The ecstasy of knowledge is surpassed only by the rapture of loyalty."
Partner

Hunter
Series

Transformers: Timelines
Sub-group

Deluxe vehicles
Tech specs

ST06 IN07 SP07 EN06

RN07 CO05 FB08 SK07

The fourth Brimstone is a 2014 Botcon exclusive Decepticon pirate who turns into a flying gun.

Fictional biography

If Brimstone could, he would perch himself on Cannonball's shoulder and repeat back all of the captain's words. Brimstone is not just loyal, he is codependent. His circuits burn just a little brighter when Cannonball praises him for bringing tidbits of knowledge to his attention, which he does with great regularity. If Brimstone hungers after any one thing more than Cannonball's approval, it is gaining more information. Brimstone enjoys assimilating information from monitor duty and eavesdropping on the conversations of crewmates. He relishes the discovery of internal grumbling and possible mutiny almost as much as he enjoys the reaction to this news by his captain. Cannonball appreciates Brimstone's loyalty because it helps keep the crew in line. But he equally appreciates Brimstone's ability to convert into a mini rail gun. In this powerful form, Brimstone can fire a solid cybertonium slug up to five nanoclicks away while maintaining independent flight, but his accuracy improves when wielded by his crewmate, Pirate Scorponok.

Fun Publications

Brimstone appeared as a member of Cannonball's pirate crew in Hoist the Flag by Fun Publications.

Toys

  • Timelines The Hunter and Brimstone (2014)
A Botcon 2014 exclusive. Includes a remold of Prime First Edition Deluxe Megatron as The Hunter and a recolor of Generations Air Raid as Brimstone.

References

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