Clench (Transformers)

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Clench is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers series first introduced in 1993. He was one of the leaders of the Decepticons. A toy of Clench was an exclusive available at Botcon 2010. Clench was also the name of a Mini-Con from the Transformers: Armada line, the partner of Galvatron.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Box art for the original Clench toy
Name Clench/Colossus
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generation 2
Transformers: Timelines
First appearance "War Without End" by Marvel Comics
Alternate modes Class 8 Heavy Duty truck
Function Leader
Gender Male
Motto "I will not rest until the last Autobot is crushed to nothing and the Decepticons rule."
Partner Breakdown
Rank 10
Sub-group Convention Exclusives, Obliterators, Ultra Vehicles

Clench is the leader of the Decepticon subgroup, the Obliterators. He was also called Colossus. [1][2]


Clench was named the 23rd top unfortunately named Transformer by Topless Robots. [3]


Fun Publications

Clench is the leader of the Generation 2 Decepticons on Earth in the 2010 Botcon comic.[4] [5][6]

IDW Publishing

Clench made his first IDW Publishing appearance in the second issue of The Transformers: Megatron Origin. Appearing as the presider of the gladiatorial games, he ordered a hesitant Megatron to finish off his opponent, Cy-Kill. Megatron would later allow Clench to be destroyed in another match, and seize control of the gladiatorial games.

Marvel Comics

Clench appears in the first issue of the Marvel UK Transformers: Generation 2 comic series as one of the new Decepticon troops sent to Earth by Bludgeon.



  • Generation 1 Obliterators Clench (1993)
A new mold.
  • Generation 2 Obliterators Colossus (1994)
A repackage of the initial character under a new name.
  • Timelines Ultra Clench (2010)
A BotCon 2010 exclusive, this figure is a remold of Universe Ultra Onslaught in Clench's Generation 2 blue and pink colors.[7]

Transformers: Armada

Transformers character
Armada Clench toy
Name Clench
Japanese name Spark Barrel
Series Transformers: Armada
Alternate modes Mobile Machine Gun/Hand Gun
Gender Male
Motto "I'm the top of the line and ready to send you to the bottom of the heap."
Partner Galvatron

Clench, a repaint of Leader-1, was the Mini-Con partner of Armada Galvatron.[8]

In the Japanese storyline Clench is called Spark Barrel, and is simply an upgraded form of Barrel, the Mini-Con called Leader-1 in the US.

Fictional biography

Following Megatron's transition to Galvatron, Clench took over Leader-I 's duties as the Decepticon leader's primary Mini-Con. When the powered-up Galvatron found himself dissatisfied with the power boost that Leader-I could provide, he dismissed his tiny partner in no uncertain terms and embarked on a quest to possess the most powerful Mini-Con for his own personal use. Finding nothing he deemed worthy, Galvatron decided to forge the ultimate Mini-Con out of existing parts donated by unwilling victims. The striking physical similarity to Leader-I has led many to wonder if Galvatron initially selected Clench for upgrading because the new Mini-Con was genetically related to the Decepticon leader's former partner. Leader-I refuses to confirm if Clench is his brother, but it is obvious that being replaced by his identical twin has only enhanced his misery. The aggressive Clench is utterly loyal to Galvatron and lives only to serve his master's needs; he's so grateful for his amazingly powerful body that he devoted himself to the Decepticon cause. He has no sympathy for his fellow Mini-Cons, and considers himself to be a new and superior breed of robot. Clench even tries to boss around larger Decepticons, confident that their fear of him and Galvatron will keep him safe. Subject is one of the physically most powerful Mini-Cons. In his vehicle mode, he has two independently targeting machine gun cannons that can track multiple targets simultaneously. He can also transform into a powerful handgun form useable by Galvatron. Athough powerful among Mini-Cons, subject often forgets that he is still weak compared to the . average Aucobot and Decepticon. This makes his tendency to pick fights a liability, especially when Galvatron decides he's outlived his usefulness.

Dreamwave Productions

Although Clench did not appear in the Dreamwave Armada series, he did get a one-page bio in their More Than Meets The Eye series.


Armada Galvatron with Clench (2003)

Included with Armada Galvatron as a repaint of Leader-1.[9]

Shattered Glass

Transformers character
Name Clench
Series Transformers: Timelines
Alternate modes Class 8 Heavy Duty truck
Gender Male

Clench was presumably a heroic Decepticon who was killed by the Autobots. He is a dimensional counterpart to the Generation 2 version of the character.

Fun Publications

Clench, Krok, Overlord and Skyquake's bodies are seen decorating the Autobot headquarters in the Transformers: Timelines story "Shattered Glass" by Fun Publications.


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