Roadblock (Transformers)

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This article is a stub. You can help WikiAlpha by expanding it. Roadblock is the name of five fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first character named Roadblock was a human member of G.I. Joe. The second was a Decepticon Pretender ground forces commander introduced in 1989.

Transformers: Generation 1 (human)

Roadblock is a human member of G.I. Joe, a soldier who has met the Transformers several times. He has appeared in Transformers comics by Marvel Comics, Dreamwave Productions and Devil's Due Publishing.

Transformers: Generation 1 (Decepticon)

Transformers character
Generation 1 Roadblock toy
Name Roadblock
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Alternate modes Cybertronian car
Function Ground Forces Commander
Motto "To show fear is to admit defeat."
Rank 9
Sub-group Ultra Pretenders

Roadblock is high ranking Decepticon who is described as a malevolent master of mayhem.

Fictional biography

The malevolent master of mayhem. Crushes everything in his path with his studded, iron-steel wheels. The front runner for the Decepticon army and locomotive of destruction. Armed with corrosive rust bombs that eat away enemy armor. Also equipped with high-intensity heat generators in exterior that provide thermal force field. Infra-red tracking and navigation systems and large scale fuel capacity idel for remote controlled reconnaissance missions. Also armed with two proton shatter-cannons and hydraulic battle ram equipped with acetylene cutters. Outer shell transforms to subsonic windcruiser armed with two plasma blasters.

Animated series

Roadblock was created after the animated Transformers series ended in the US, so his only animated appearance was as in toy commercials for his toy. in it he is seen fighting Skyhammer, an Autobot Ultra Pretender.[1]

IDW Publishing

Roadblock was a member of the crew of the ship commanded by Banzai-Tron in Spotlight: Arcee.


  • Generation 1 Pretender Roadblock (1989)
A Decepticon pretender. He has two shells, one turns form a humanoid into a jet, the other is a ground vehicle.[2][3]

  • Adventure Roadblock (2015)
A repaint of Generations Scoop.

Transformers: Generation 2

Transformers character
Generation 2 Roadblock toy
Name Roadblock
Series Transformers: Generation 2
Alternate modes Scoop loader
Function Front-Line Defense
Motto "Get out of my way... now!"
Rank 4
Sub-group Autorollers

Roadblock is a Decepticon who is described as always angry and extremely combative.[4]

Fictional biography

Always angry. Extremely combative. Enjoys pushing other Decepticons around, but only if they're weaker than himself. Recon missions are his specialty. Clears battle perimeters of fallen Autobot wreckage in minutes with his heavy-duty front end "super shovel." Has no fear of engaging an enemy. Uses spinning saw blade to slice open armor like a machete through birthday cake. Fires powerful "penetrator" missiles that bore through double-thick, armor-plated shielding to assure Autobot destruction.

Fun Publications

Roadblock is among the Generation 2 Decepticons on Earth in the 2010 Botcon story Generation 2: Redux.[5]

IDW Publishing

In "Transformation", Roadblock was one of the Decepticons that patrolled the streets of Cybertron after Zeta Prime's death.

In "Rise", he stood guard as Megatron welcomed a visitor, Hot Rod.


  • Generation 2 Autoroller Roadblock (1995)
A Decepticon Autoroller. He was to be redecoed into the unreleased Autobot "Sgt. Hound" Autobot. He was later redecoed into Beast Wars Second Predacon Autocrusher.[6]

Transformers: Energon

Transformers character
Energon Roadblock
Name Inferno/Roadblock
Japanese name Inferno V
Series Transformers: Energon
English voice actor Michael Daingerfield
Japanese voice actor Nobutoshi Kanna
Alternate modes Fire Truck/Crane Truck
Motto “Always look before you leap.” (Inferno)
"A good offense is a great defense." (Roadblock)
Partner Hot Shot
Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles

Despite the name already being used for an Armada Mini-Con, the Inferno moniker was reused for a character in Transformers: Energon. This Inferno is an Autobot and physically a homage to the original Inferno. He was later upgraded and given the name Roadblock.[7]

Fictional biography

Roadblock is one of the oldest Autobots serving under Optimus Prime. Although a skilled and accomplished soldier, Roadblock's greatest talents are his architectural skills. He has been responsible for overseeing some of the Autobots' most impressive defensive strongholds such as Ocean City and New Cybertron City. Although he is classified as an Autobot architect, Roadblock will not hesitate put down his architectural tools for a good old fashioned blaster in order to protect his wonderful designs from Decepticon attack.

Animated series

In the series he took over Smokescreen's role from Armada as the Autobot sniper.[8]

The level-headed master sniper of Team Optimus Prime, Inferno transforms into a fire engine and possesses the Spark of Combination, frequently combining with Hot Shot. He tended to play no major role until the Autobots were transported to a new region of space where Alpha Q had successfully recreated the planets destroyed by Unicron. Here, on Iron Planet, Inferno was charged with guarding Shockblast, but an attack by the Decepticons saw Megatron infuse Inferno with his own energies, trying to brand him with the Decepticon symbol and turn him to his side. Inferno fought the influence in a series of Jekyll-and-Hyde-like transformations, eventually plunging himself into the Energon Sun when he couldn't hold it back any more. Thankfully, Jetfire was able to recover his Spark and had a new body constructed for him, recreating Inferno as Roadblock (Inferno V in Japan), who now transformed into a truck crane. For much of the remainder of the series, Roadblock was staying at Ocean Planet, until Optimus called to him. Joining with the other Autobots, they merged into Optimus Supreme, fighting a Unicron-possessed Galvatron.

Dreamwave Productions

Inferno first appeared in issue #19 of the Dreamwave Transformers: Energon comic series. He fought against Unicron's four Horsemen (Rhinox, Terrorsaur, Airazor and Cheetor). Badly injured, he was reformatted into his Powerlinking body by the power of Primus, allowing him and the other Autobots to drive off the Horsemen. He then went to Earth alongside Optimus Prime and battled against Scorponok's Terrorcons. Later, he was one of the defenders of Moscow against the endless horde of Battle Ravage clones. Although they looked doomed, they received help from a surprising source - Megatron, resurrected in a new body by Prime. Megatron routed the clones, allowing the Autobots to recover. Dreamwave's Energon comic ended at this point, forestalling any future stories of Inferno.

Pack in comics

In the second Transformers: Energon pack in comic Prowl, Inferno and Landmine discover some hills on Earth that are rich with energon and call in to Optimus Prime that they should put an energon tower up. Optimus warns the Autobots that Decepticon activity has been scanned nearby. Megatron attacks with a horde of Divebomb Terrorcon clones. The Autobots attempt by fight back by having Mirage and Inferno Powerlinx while Landmine goes into brute mode, but they are overwhelmed when Insecticon Terrorcon hordes join in the attack. The Autobots retreat and Megatron takes the energon for himself.


  • Energon Deluxe Inferno (2004)
A homage to Generation 1 Inferno.[9]
  • Energon Deluxe Roadblock (2005)
A homage to Generation 1 Grapple.
  • Energon Built to Rule Inferno
Besides being made as a Deluxe sized toy, a Built to Rule Inferno was released that was only sold in Cincinnati for a short period of time to test the market.

Transformers Adventures

Transformers character
Adventures Roadblock toy
Name Roadblock
Series Transformers Adventures
Alternate modes Scoop Loader
Partner Targetmaster
Sub-group Deluxe vehicles

A character named Roadblock appeared in the 2015 Transformers Adventures toy line. He is an homage to the Generation 2 character.


  • Adventures Deluxe Roadblock with Targetmaster (2015)
A recolor of Generations Scoop. Comes with only one Targetmaster.


  3. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 75. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9. 
  4. Brereton, Erin (2006). Transformers: The Fantasy, The Fun, The Future. Triumph Books. p. 22. ISBN 1-57243-983-1. 
  5. Greg Sepelak & Trent Troop (w), Robby Musso (p), Robby Musso & Frank Milkovich (i). "Generation 2: Redux" Transformers Timelines v2, 5 (Summer, 2010), Fort Worth, Texas: Fun Publications
  7. Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers The Ultimate Guide. DK Publications. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-7566-3012-6. 
  8. Bellemo, Mark (2007). Transformers: Identification and Price Guide. Krause Publications. p. 230. ISBN 0-89689-445-2. 
  9. Inferno (2004) - Autobot -