Fracas (Transformers)

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Transformers character
Fracas in The Transformers
Name Fracas
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers United
Transformers: Generations
English voice actor Neil Ross
Japanese voice actor Hitoshi Horikawa
First appearance "Brothers in Armor!!", The Transformers: Headmaster #4, January 1988
Alternate modes High-temperature incendiary cannon, head
Gender Male
Partner Scourge
Sub-group Targetmasters

Fracas is a fictional character in the Transformers series introduced in 1987. He is a Decepticon allied Nebulan Targetmaster, and partner to the Decepticon Scourge.

Transformers: Generation 1

Fracas turns into a high-temperature incendiary cannon with a violate temper to match. Fracas has a hair trigger temper that has him running hot all the time. The slightest misstep can trigger Fracas' rage and Scourge almost appreciates the ferocity with which his Nebulan can fight. He becomes an incendiary cannon which fires blasts of high-intensity flammable material that can sear through most Transformers' armor.

In the Marvel Comics Transformers stories Nebulans are depicted as human-looking aliens, while in the animated series they are green-skinned aliens. In the Ladybird Books stories the Nebulans are human-sized robots.

Animated series

Fracas first appeared in The Transformers episode "The Rebirth, Part 2" where he and the other member of the Hive became the Decepticon's Headmaster and Targetmaster partners. Fracas became the Targetmaster of the Decepticon Scourge.


Blackthorne Publishing

Fracas appeared in the Blackthorne Publishing The Transformers in 3D issue #3 as Scourge's sidearm. Scourge uses Fracas against the Tau-Ursans.[1]

Dreamwave Productions

Scourge and Fracas had a single page biography printed in issue #7 of the Dreamwave Productions Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic series.


Fracas appears as Scourge's gun in the Generations 2011 issue #2 "The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos" where he is part team of Decepticon lead by Straxus who ambush the Autobots on Nebulos.[2]

Marvel Comics

Note: Events exclusive to the Marvel UK Transformers comics appear in italics.

Fracas first appeared in issue #4 of the Marvel Comics Headmasters comic in a story called "Brothers in Armor!!" where he volunteered to be binary bonded to Scourge as his Targetmaster partner. The Autobots then fled Nebulos for Earth in an attempt to lure away the Decepticons.[3]

In the Marvel UK Transformers story "Worlds Apart", set during issue #4 of the Headmasters comic, Crosshairs, Pointblank and Sureshot are captured by the Decepticons and used as bait to capture the Autobot Headmasters. Hardhead is able to free the Autobot Targetmasters and even the odds against the Decepticons.

Although Fracas is not depicted, in issue #38 of The Transformers the Autobots and Decepticons from Nebulos arrive on Earth.


  • Generation 1 Targetmaster Scourge with Fracas (1987)
A remold of the original Scourge toy with an added Targetmaster partner Fracas and new holes to mount him in vehicle mode. This toy was released in Japan as the Targetmaster partner for Artfire.
United Fracas
  • United Targetmaster Fracas (2010)
A recolor of the Power Core Combiner Mini-Con Chainclaw. This toy is meant to be used either of the United Scourge figures.
  • Shapeways Drawn-Steel Hero Dustup (2011)
A 3D printed design done as an homage to Fracas.[4]
  • Shapeways Treadshot A1 Reika FS (2011)
A 3D printed design done as an homage to Fracas and meant to work with the Generations Scourge toy.[5]
  • Generations Titans Return Deluxe Fracas & Scourge (2016)
A new mold. Scourge turns from hovercraft to robot, while Fracas turns from pilot to Scourge's head.


  1. "The Transformers in 3D" The War Against the Destructons, Chapter 1 of 3 3 (March 1988), El Cajon, California: Blackthorne Publishing
  2. Simon Furman (w), Guido Guidi (p). "Generations 2011" The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos 2 (2011), Japan: Takara Tomy
  3. Bob Budiansky (w), Frank Springer (p), Ian Akin & Brian Garvey (i). "Headmasters" Brothers in Armor!! 4 (January 1988), Marvel Comics

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