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Over-Run is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers series. The original is an Autobot Action Master from Generation 1. The second is a Mini-Con who turns into a jet and is the partner to Optimus Prime in the Armada line. The third is a Stunticon from the Power Core Combiners line.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Box art for Generation 1 Over-Run
Name Over-Run
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Alternate modes None, assault copter
Function Air Defense
Gender Male
Motto "I rule the skies with a heavy hand!" (G1), "In the war for the skies, I shall prove myself unmatched!" (Timelines)
Rank 7
Sub-group Action Master, Elite Guard Strike Team

Over-Run is an Autobot Action Master. He is some times depicted as a member of the Autobot Elite Guard Strike Team under the command of Metalhawk.

Fictional biography

Over-Run takes orders from no one but himself. He pilots an advanced model Attack Copter, which has a maximum speed of 340mph, a flying range of 1200 miles, and is armed with air-to-ground magnetic missiles and a rotary photon pulse button. Also converts to a double-barreled concussion cannon emplacement.

Animated series

Although the US animated series was canceled before Over-Run was created he did appear briefly in animated form in the first commercials for Action Masters, where Optimus Prime asked who would become one of the Action Masters.[1]


Fun Publications

Over-Run has a biography printed in issue #32 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.

In The Coming Storm: Part 1 the Elite Guard Alpha Team and Strike Team did battle against a horde of ferrovorous bugs in one of Cybertron's city-states. Magnum then ordered the Strike Team to escort the Alpha Team to Space Port Bravo for their next mission. The Strike Team then reported to Magnum and Sentinel Major, who introduced them to the new Elite Guard Special-Ops Team, also called the Combaticons.[2][3]

Over-Run appeared in Flames of Yesterday.[4]

In "The Coming Storm: Part 2-6" While on patrol Onslaught told Metalhawk the story of how his Elite Guard team captured Thunderwing. Metalhawk then told Onslaught about how his team captured Blue Bacchus. The teams of Elite Guardsmen then came across a Decepticon who was seperated from his group. Brawl was able to get the location of a Decepticon base from the captive before he went offline. The Guard teams fround the base and were able to kill Shadowcaster, the base's leader. Metalhawk's team reported to Magnum, but the Combaticons stayed to investigate, Onslaught thinking their victory was too easy. They were captured by Decepticons.[5] Metalhawk and his Strike Team were searching for Decepticons when they ran into a crazy "empty" who ranted about the coming of the "brute". They received a distress signal from Sentinel Major ordering all Elite Guard units to return base. When Metalhawk's team arrived at the base Ricochet told them of a Decepticon attack. Among the attackers are the Combaticions, but when Sentinel Major orders them to surrender, they combine into Bruticus and crush Sentinel Major. [6] When most of the members of the Autobot Elite Guard confronted Bruticus they were nearly wiped out, with Bruticus killing most of the Guard. Dion was able to blind Bruticus, forcing it to seperate into the Combaticons, but the Combaticons finished off most of the remaining Guard, including Metalhawk, who was killed by Onslaught. This left only Dion burried alive, burried in the rubble, and Thunderclash's team, which was off planet at the time. [7]

IDW Publishing

Over-Run is one of the Autobots stationed at the Garrus-9 penal colony under the command of Ultra Magnus in Spotlight Arcee.


  • Generation 1 Action Master Over-Run (1990)
A new mold.[8]

Transformers: Armada

Transformers character
Armada Over-Run toy
Name Over-Run
Japanese name Surge
Series Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Universe
Alternate modes Cybertronian jet/gun
Gender Male
Motto "To understand your adversary... you must first understand yourself."
Partner Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus
Sub-group Triple Changers

Over-Run is the Mini-Con partner to Optimus Prime and later Ultra Magnus.[9]

Over-Run is a Mini-Con who turns into a jet and has a third mode as a handgun. He was officially labeled as a "Triple Changer" in his Dreamwave comics, although this term is not used on his packaging.

As the Over-Run toy released in the Universe toy line had no biography and has not appeared in fiction, it is unknown if he is the same character.

Animated series

Although Over-run didn't appear in the Transformers: Armada series story, an animation of him combining with Optimus Prime did appear in the Japanese opening of the series.

Dreamwave Productions

In Transformers: Armada by Dreamwave Productions Over-Run is a Mini-Con from a universe where Unicron consumed Cybertron. He made his way to another universe under threat of being consumed by Unicron with the Mini-Con Matrix in order to stop Unicron.

In the Transformers: Energon the Omnicons are four young Autobots who were trained by the Mini-Con Over-Run. They are described as the next stage of Transformer evolution.

In the unreleased last issues of the Energon series Over-Run was attacked by Starscream while linked to the planet Cybertron.

Fun Publications

Years after his death in the Energon series in the Fun Publications story Balancing Act Over-Run aided Alpha Trion and his allies on Cybertron when they were attacked. Over-Run activated the defenses that helped take down Dark Scorponok.


  • Armada Deluxe Optimus Prime with Over-Run (2002)
A new mold.[10]
  • Universe Deluxe Ultra Magnus with Over-Run (2004)
A repaint of the deluxe-sized Armada Optimus Prime in white, with Mini-Con Over-Run, packaged with Universe Treadshot and his Mini-Con Nightbeat. This Ultra Magnus has not appeared in any Universe storyline, but the box made mention of an old rivalry with Treadshot.

Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Transformers character
Name Over-Run
Series Transformers: Power Core Combiners
Alternate modes Car
Gender Male
Partner Stunticon drones
Sub-group Commanders

Fictional biography

Over-Run is impulsive, violent, and dangerously unpredictable. He almost always operates alone, because most other Decepticons are afraid to be anywhere near him. He does anything he can to aggrevate dangerous situations into total catastrophes, causing chaos and confusion among ally and enemy alike.


  • Power Core Combiners Over-Run with Stunticons
A recolor of Power Core Combiners Leadfoot.[11]


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNf3jQ1zdw
  2. Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Dan Khanna (p), Frank Milkovith (i), Thomas Deer (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "The Coming Storm: Part 2" The Transformers Collectors Club 32 (April/May 2010), Fun Publications
  3. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-collectors-club-2010-comic-the-coming-storm-preview/18031/
  4. Jesse Wittenrich (2010). Flames of Yesterday. Illustrators Andrew Griffith and Jesse Wittenrich. Fun Publications. 
  5. Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Dan Khanna (p), Frank Milkovich (i), Thomas Deer (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "The Coming Storm: Part 3" The Transformers Collectors Club 33 (June/July 2010), Fun Publications
  6. Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Dan Khanna (p), Josh Warner (i), Thomas Deer (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "The Coming Storm: Part 5" The Transformers Collectors Club 35 (Oct/Nov 2010), Fun Publications
  7. Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Dan Khanna (p), Josh Warner (i), Thomas Deer (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "The Coming Storm: Part 6" The Transformers Collectors Club 36 (Dec/Jan 2011), Fun Publications
  8. Bellemo, Mark (2007). Transformers: Identification and Price Guide. Krause Publications. p. 243. ISBN 0896894452. 
  9. Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc.. p. 140. ISBN 1405304618. 
  10. http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Transformers_Armada_Optimus_Prime_with_Over_Run.pdf
  11. http://www.hasbro.com/common/documents/dad2d6781c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/9C366C8C5056900B10D388F4C5CA4CE6.pdf

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