Overcast (Transformers)

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Overcast is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers series.The original Overcast was a toy in the Energon toy line introduced in 2005. Since then two other Transformers characters named Overcast have been introduced. One a Mini-Con and the other a Decepticon. All three characters turn into jets.

Transformers: Energon

Transformers character
Energon Overcast toy
Name Overcast
Series Transformers: Energon
First appearance Force of Habit by Fun Publications
Alternate modes Cybertronian Jet
Gender Male
Motto "We must fight alongside our enemy against a common threat."
Rank 10
Sub-group Ultra Vehicles

Overcast is a recolor of Energon Jetfire, and in Japan is simply a power-up of Jetfire, however Hasbro's toy line treated the toy as Jetfire's brother. Overcast's model has represented a powered-up Jetfire in the later episodes of the Energon television series.

Fictional biography

Overcast is the long-lost brother of Jetfire and has been a loner for many eons, refusing to get involved in the conflict with the Decepticons. Overcast had a change of heart after witnessing the destruction of one of his favorite planets at the hands of Unicron. He then realized that this battle extends well beyond a simple conflict between Autobot and Decepticon. He has since joined his brother in battle against Megatron in order to avoid the potential revival of their common enemy. Like Jetfire, Overcast is a fast and powerful warrior whose impressive skills have served the Autobots well during battle with the Decepticons.

Fun Publications

Overcast appeared in the text story from Fun Publications called "Force of Habit." This story explained where he was during the events of the Cybertron story. Ultra Magnus was the commander of various Autobot ships sent to other planets in search for the Cyber Planet Keys. He also served as captain of the Iron Hope which was crewed by Bonecrusher, Grimlock, Ironhide, Knock Out, Overcast, Prowl, Quickstrike, RipTide, Skyblast, Smokescreen, Swoop, Wreckage and the Sky Scorcher Mini-Con Team.[1][2]


  • Energon Ultra Overcast (2005)
A recolor of Energon Jetfire.[3]
Overcast has 5mm holes in his fists.

Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers character
Cybertron Overcast toy
Name Overcast
Series Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Classic
Alternate modes Cargo Jet
Gender Male
Partner Longarm & Deepdive
Sub-group Giant Planet Mini-Con Team

Overcast is the name of a Mini-Con. He is an original mold for the Cybertron line and turns into a cargo jet and is part of the Giant Planet Mini-Con team. Despite the Cybertron series being a follow up to Energon, these two characters seem to be unrelated. The Giant Planet Mini-Con team is an original Hasbro creation, and did not appear in the Japanese version of the series, Galaxy Force. As the television series was produced in Japan, these Mini-Cons didn't appear in the show.

Overcast's biography was published in issue #13 of the Hasbro Transformers Collectors' Club magazine.

Fictional Biography

Overcast is the leader of the Giant Planet Mini-Con Team, a gang of Gigantion Mini-Con rebels. His self-image is incredibly over-inflated, even though his main goal in life seems to be little more than to cause trouble for others through pranks and vandalism. A classic bully, he bullies his teammates as well, mostly the spineless Deepdive. After all, Longarm can pound him into the dirt.


  • Cybertron Mini-Con Overcast
Later releases of the Classics Ultimate Battle Pack of Optimus Prime and Megatron included two randomly picked member of the Giant Planet Mini-Con team as a bonus.
This toy was later redecoed into Timelines Astro-Line.


Transformers character
Transformers Overcast
Name Overcast
Series Transformers
Alternate modes MiG-29 "Fulcrum"
Gender Male
Partner Longarm & Deepdive
Rank 4

Though not part of the live-action Transformers film, Overcast is featured as part of the toy line's "Allspark Power" series.

Fictional biography

Unusually brilliant, Overcast has always tended to avoid the other Decepticons, preferring instead to work in solitude on customized weapons systems he installs on his own body. He travels the galaxy inflicting his inventions on the unsuspecting, and now he has come to Earth to see how they measure up against the triumphant Autobots. Obscured behind a cloud generated by his built-in weather-makers, he drops nanite bombs capable of corroding and destroying even the most advanced machines.


IDW Publishing

Overcast is among the Decepticons who arrived on Earth under the direction of Soundwave in Transformers: Alliance #3. He arrives in Japan and assumed the form for an Earth jet. In issue #4 he was depicted as being shot down and presumably killed by members of N.E.S.T. over Europe.

Titan Magazines

Stories from the alternate universe where Megatron won the battle for the Allspark are in italics.

Overcast appears in issue #17 of the Titan Transformers Magazine, in a story called "Return to Cybertron: Part 1." He is part of the "New Decepticons" on Cybertron lead by Stockade.


  • Transformers Deluxe Overcast (2008)
A black and yellow redeco of Deluxe class Dreadwing with blue "Allspark power" paint details. Has missiles that fire from the afterburners (in vehicle mode) or from his "hands" (in robot mode).[4] [5]
With a real MiG-29 being 1737 centimeters long and this toy measuring 17 centimeters long, it would have a scale of 1:102 and he would stand about 50 feet tall in robot mode.


  1. Greg Sepelak and Trent Troop (2008). Force of Habit. Fun Publications. p. 25. 
  2. http://www.transformersclub.com/force-of-habitv3.pdf
  3. http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/TransformersEnergon_Overcast.pdf
  4. http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/83572.pdf
  5. "Lee's Guide To: Transformers Movie Toys". Lee's Action Figure News & Toy Review 1 (188): 44-54. June 2008. 

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