Pounce (Transformers)

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Transformers character
Box art of Pounce
Name Pounce
Series Transformers: Generation 1
English voice actor Stan Jones
Japanese voice actor Masashi Ebara
Alternate modes Robotic puma
Function Infiltrator
Gender Male
Motto "Terror is the stage on which I perform."
Partner Wingspan
Rank 5
Sub-group Clones

Pounce is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a Decepticon clone infiltrator who was introduced in 1987.

Transformers: Generation 1

Pounce is considered one of the vicious Decepticons. He is used to do jobs nobody else wants. He consistently works on his own reputation. He often is used as a lone assassin. He noteably enjoys disgusting jobs.

In his puma alternate mode, Pounce can move without making a sound, and is able to leap seven miles. His senses of smell and sight are particularly enhanced, enabling him to track virtually anything, anywhere. In robot mode, his optical sensors possess a laser range finder and a target lock, providing 99.4% accuracy with his twin anti-personnel missile launching guns, both of which come complete with metal shearing bayonet attachments. [1]

Animated series

The Decepticon Clones only appeared in the US The Transformers animated series in "The Rebirth, Part One", the first episode of the show's fourth and final season. When the Decepticon forces attacked Autobot City in 2007, Pounce and Wingspan were assigned a special task – under cover of the diversionary assault, the clones were to break into the city’s vault and steal the key to the legendary Plasma Energy Chamber. When the Autobot double-agent Punch spotted them blasting their way into the city, he attempted to discern their mission by assuming his Decepticon guise of Counterpunch, but when they rebuffed his aid, he resumed his Autobot form and attacked. Pounce countered, blocking Punch while Wingspan opened the vault, transforming to hawk mode and seizing the key before escaping aboard Scourge.

Although the characters' voices noticeably fluctuate from line to line, officially, Stan Jones provided the voice of Pounce, while Peter Cullen portrayed Wingspan.

Pounce and Wingspan were also featured in the Japanese-exclusive Transformers: The Headmasters animated series. Formerly friends with the Autobot Clones, when the two groups went their separate ways to travel and enhance their skills, Pounce and Wingspan came under the wing of Galvatron and joined the Decepticon forces. The Autobot Clones, meanwhile, had discovered a map that lead to a hidden source of proton energy, and the Decepticon clones attacked their former friends, stealing half of it. Heading to the "Pirate Planet" on which the energy was hidden, they were ambushed by the Autobots Clones upon arriving, but with help from Sixshot, they defeated them and claimed the other half of the map. Within the pyramid that the map uncovered, the two sets of clones faced off, and the Autobot Clones claimed victory, forcing Pounce and Wingspan to retreat. The proton energy, however, was revealed to have been depleted long ago.

Pounce and Wingspan subsequently accompanied Scorponok's forces to Planet Master, but returned to Earth ahead of them. Following orders sent by Scorponok as he headed back to the planet, the two launched an energy-absorbing satellite from a site in Athens, then rendezvoused with Sixshot, unaware of the fact that he had been betrayed by Scorponok and planned to derail his scheme. Inadvertently revealing to Sixshot the information he needed, the clones were attacked by the ninja and severely damaged, but managed to survive the assault, helping in the final steps of Scorponok's plan and participating in the massive battle at the North Pole.

Note: In some English dubs of the The Headmasters series the clones were simply called "The Wingspan" and not given individual names.


Blackthorne Publishing

Pounce appeared in the Blackthorne Publishing The Transformers in 3D issue #3 as one of Galvatron's troops.[2]

Dreamwave Productions

Pounce had a biography printed in issue #4 of the Dreamwave Productions Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye series.

IDW Publishing

Pounce made a brief appearance in the Spotlight issue on Sixshot, as one of the Decepticons manning the consoles as Sixshot enters the control room in the Decepticon base. [3]

Fun Publications


  • Generation 1 Pounce and Wingspan (1987)
The two Decepticon clones were packaged together. Pounce came with two guns.
  • Timelines Pounce and Wingspan (2014)
A two figure set, recolors of the Transformers: Prime Vehicons.


  1. http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/techspecs/original-era/
  2. "The Transformers in 3D" The War Against the Destructons, Chapter 1 of 3 3 (March 1988), El Cajon, California: Blackthorne Publishing
  3. http://www.tfrebellion.com/reviewspotlight4.htm

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