Scattershot (Transformers)

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Scattershot is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. For trademark purposes the name is sometimes spelled Scattorshot.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Name Scattershot
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Generations
English voice actor Stephen Keener
Japanese voice actor Masashi Ebara
Alternate modes Cybertronian Space Ship/Battle Station
Function Technobot Leader
Motto "Decepticons are like rust spots - they're ugly and can pop up anywhere."
Partner Hot Zone, Strafe, Lightspeed, Nosecone, Afterburner, and Silverbolt
Rank 8
Sub-group Micro Vehicles, Technobots

Scattershot is the aggressive and argumentative leader of the Technobots. He transforms into a spaceship, as well as a cannon emplacement. More specifically, his spacecraft mode could be best described as a gunship, given the large number of armaments seen on him compared to other past and current Autobots (including TF: Cybertron's Wing Saber). When combined with the other Technobots, he forms the torso of Computron. He has been known to form the torso of Betatron, Comperian, Cybertron Super Scramble and Modulus. He forms the weapon of Volcaticon .

Fictional biography

A brawling, bragging berserker... he wades into a Decepticon patrol with all barrels blazing, doesn't stop until he's out of ammo. Calls those who disapprove of his methods 'tinplated bucketheads.' Rude, gruff, and direct. In vehicle and battle station Modes, has electron pulse cannon in nosecone; array of sonic, thermal and artillery shell guns. In robot Mode, has 500 rounds-per-minute automatic acid-pellet gun. Combines with fellow Technobots to form Computron.

Animated series

Scattershot's first appearance and origin was the television series episode #89 - "Grimlock's New Brain".

Episode #89 - "Grimlock's New Brain" - Two alien saboteurs, agents of the Decepticons, infiltrate the new Power Core on Cybertron and overload it with volatile anti-electrons. Four Autobots investigate and successfully stop the power surge, but in fixing the problem, Grimlock receives an enormous power surge and gains super intelligence. The Autobots track the anti-electrons to Unicron's head, where a showdown with the Decepticons inspires Grimlock to build new reinforcements: The Technobots!

Episode #90 - "Money Is Everything" - Dirk Mannis, a dashing scoundrel of a space trader, is under attack by Terrorcon leader Hun-Gurrr. Marissa Faireborn of Earth Defense Command and the Technobots save Dirk, but soon discover he is in communication with the Quintessons. The five-faced villains want the Recreator, a matter alteration raygun, from Dirk. Will he sell out the Autobots and his own species for profit and adventure?

Episode #94 - "The Return of Optimus Prime" (Part 1) - Testing a new heat resistant metal alloy, human scientist Jessica Morgan and her partner navigate their space vessel near a star going nova. Surprisingly, a nearby ship contains the body of legendary Autobot leader Optimus Prime, and the two bring it aboard, revealing that Prime did not perish at the climax of "Dark Awakening". Some time later, two Terrorcons steal a supply of the alloy from Morgan's father's laboratory on Earth, and Jessica is injured. Vowing revenge on any and all Transformers, Jessica's father releases space spores discovered during the nova experiment, infecting the two Decepticons with a violent madness. Soon this Hate Plague spreads across Earth, tainting Autobot, Decepticon, and Human alike.

Episode #96 - "The Rebirth" (Part 1) - It is the year 2007, and though life is peaceful for the Autobots, Optimus Prime has seen worrisome visions of the future. In their first movement in months, the entire Decepticon armada attacks Autobot City on Earth in search of the Key to the Plasma Energy Chamber, a volatile energy source. With the key in hand, Galvatron leads his forces to Cybertron, where he sends Scourge deep into the planet to activate the Plasma Energy Chamber. A surge of Plasma Energy strikes an Autobot shuttle, sending it and its crew of 12 clear across the galaxy where it crash lands on the planet Nebulous. There the Autobots learn of the Nebulan civil war with their evil masters, the Hive. The battle reaches a new level when five of the Autobots volunteer to merge with five Nebulans, creating a new breed of Transformer: The Headmasters!

Episode #98 - "The Rebirth" (Part 3) - The saga of the Generation One Transformers comes to a close as Galvatron ignites powerful rocket engines on his homeworld, moving Cybertron closer to Earth. Fortress Maximus and Scorponok, the largest Headmasters ever, battle on Nebulous, while the activated Plamsa Energy Chamber ignites the Sun, causing it to go nova. The fate of Cybertron and every Transformer in creation rests in the hands of one brave human.

Scattershot and the Technobots appeared in this Japanese Exclusive series which ignored the events of Rebirth. Scattershot appeared in episode #1 - "Four Warriors Come Out of the Sky."

Scattershot's last appearance in the animated series was in episode #27 "The Miracle Warriors - The Targetmasters (Part 1)." Spike lead the Protectabots, Technobots and Trainbots in destroying the abandoned Decepticon headquarters on Earth. Combined into Defensor, Computron and Raiden the Autobots quickly demolished the building.


Dreamwave Productions

Although Scattershot and the Technobots received biography pages in the More Than Meets The Eye series, they did not appear in any other Transformers series the company made before it closed.

In the bios for the Technobots it was revealed that the Technobots were from Cybertron, and attempted to perfect the combining process first used to create Devastator.

The bio for Scattershot describes him as not being a true Triple Changer, but having learned to stop his transformation half way between robot and vehicle to make his base mode. ham

Fun Publications

Scattershot was called out as a member of the Modulus team on the instructions for Shattered Glass Combiner Wars Starscream.

IDW Publishing

Jetfire and the Technobots appeared working together in the first issue of the IDW comic book series Stormbringer.

Marvel Comics

Scattershot and the Technobots were among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1).

Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus' band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).

Scattershot was present when Grimlock fought Blaster for leadership of the Autobots on Earth's moon. The Autobots were then attacked by the Decepticons led by Ratbat (Transformers #41).

Scattershot and the other Technobots were severely damaged by Starscream when he gained cosmic powers from the Underbase (Transformers #50).

The Technobots were never seen again in the U.S. Marvel Transformers comics. While they may have been destroyed by Starscream, many other characters he disabled in that issue returned to the comics.

TFcon comics

Scattershot appears in the TFcon 2008 voice play prelude comic called Ground Effects where Perceptor informs him about a repeat repeat wave.[1]

Other media

The Technobots are a favorite toy of the character Lucas in the book The Annoyance Bureau By Lucy Frank.[2]


  • Hasbro Transformers Technobot Scattershot (1987)
The Scattershot transformed between a jet, a cannon, and a robot. In jet form, he has a long white nose cone. In cannon form, you would press a button and the nose cone would open, revealing a blaster. In robot form it simply went behind his back and served no purpose. His torso could spin 360, and transforming him into the Jet from the robot involved lowering the nose cone to allow the torso to rotate, then rotating it 90 degrees, then raising his legs 180 degrees, such that his head was between his feet. On reversing this process, it would be easy to accidentally rotate the torso in the wrong direction. With his large gun pointing forward out his lower torso instead of being on his back pointing up where it should be, he has a somewhat of an obscene looking robot mode.
  • Generation 1 Computron (1987)
  • Universe Legends Scattorshot (2008)
This toy is a recolor of Cybertron Legends Vector Prime. Part of a Target store exclusive 5-pack of Legends.
  • Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Scatteshot (2015)
A remold of Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Silverbolt.
  • Generations Combiner Wars Computron
A gift pack of figures that combine into Computron.
  • Unite Warriors Computicon
A gift pack of figures that combine into Computicon.


Unicron Trilogy

In Transformers: Cybertron, a new character named Scattorshot was featured among Optimus Prime's Autobots.

Animated series


  • Cybertron Scattorshot (2005)
A new mold that has not yet been reused.
  • Cybertron Defense Scattorshot (2005)
A new mold that transforms into a missile-launching technique; was later reused for Overload, Dropshot, and Flak.

Shattered Glass

Transformers character
Timelines Scattorshot
Name Scattorshot
Alternate modes Cybertronian Space Ship/Battle Station
Sub-group Acolytes of Alpha Trion, Technobots

This character is one of Optimus Prime's evil Autobots, but secretly loyal to Alpha Trion.

Scattorshot's biography was printed in issue #27 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine. It describes him as a tactical genius who puts on a macho facade for his fellow Autobots, but secretly wanting a quiet simply life.

Scattorshot turns into a Cybertronian fighter jet and combines with his fellow Technobots to form Computron.

Fun Publications

Computron was created as a combiner for the Autobots. Although the individual Technobots are all geniuses in their fields, when united they formed a highly ambitious super genius called Computron who suppressed all their individual flaws. In his arrogance Computron attempted to grant enhanced intelligence to Grimlock. The experiment backfired and it brought out the flaws in each Technobot, resulting in insanity for Computron. Optimus Prime enjoyed the new Computron and refused to repair him. Alpha Trion was then able to sway Computron to his side.[3]

The Technobots are among the acolytes of Alpha Trion who respond to his return to their world.[4] When Breakaway, Landquake, Skyfall and Topspin escape Alpha Trion Scattorshot offers to have the Technobots hunt them down, but Alpha Trion instead assigns them to help relocate his base.[5] The four rogue robots are eventually uncovered by Computron. Although Computron chases the quartet, they escape to the Decepticon headquarters, and Computron faces off against Abominus.[6]


No toy has been made for this version of Scattorshot. He is depicted as looking silmiar to the Generation 1 Scattershot toy, but colored like Generation 1 Hun-Gurrr.


  1. Meesum Abidi (2008). Ground Effects. Illustrator Dylan G.. TFcon. 
  2. The Annoyance Bureau By Lucy Frank
  3. Transformers Collectors Club Magazine #27
  4. Reunification Part 1 by Fun Publications
  5. Reunification Part 2 by Fun Publications
  6. Reunification Part 4 by Fun Publications

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