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Ramulus is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a Maximal survivalist.

Beast Wars

Transformers character
Name Ramulus
Series Beast Wars
Alternate modes Transmetal II Ibex
Function Scout, Survivalist
Gender Male
Motto "Stand aside or I'll stand on your insides."
Rank 5
Sub-group Deluxe Beasts, Transmetal IIs, Wreckers

Ramulus is a Maximal who turns into a transmetal 2 Ephopian Ibex. His two comic book appearances do not exactly match his bio. Ramulus is initially described as a Cybertronian who trust neither Maximal nor Predacon and lives alone in the mountains, but apparently does work with the Maximals. It is also indicates that his spark is some how "fractured" and generates disruptive ion pulses. The comic books do not touch upon this.

Fictional biography

Ramulus' stasis pod crashed in a mountainous region of prehistoric Earth during the onset of the quantum surge. Isolated, damaged and forced to develop his own survival tactics, Ramulus trusts neither Maximal nor Predacon alike. He is reluctant to fight, but rash and impulsive once provoked. Characteristically calm and reliable when venturing through unexplored territory on his own. Relished adventure and argues that the Maximals' success depends on their continual repositioning and relocation. Longs to see Cybertron. Ramulus wields a double slagmaker cannon in robot mode and his fractured spark crystal generates disruptive ion pulses.

Animated series

Ramulus' stasis pod was among those who were launched into orbit around prehistoric Earth in the Beast Wars series pilot.


3H Enterprises

The Wreckers on Archa 9. Left to right - Catscan, Tap-Out, Apelinq, Glyph, Primal Prime and Ramulus

Ramulus was furious that Optimus Primal had left him and the other protoforms behind. He joined Primal Prime, Tigatron, and Airazor in their battle against the Vok empowered Tarantulus on prehistoric Earth.

Following that conflict, Ramulus ventured home to Cybertron and became a Wrecker. When Ramulus arrived on Cybertron he was immunized by Ape-Linq against the transformation locking virus created by Megatron. The rag-tag group set off in an Autobot shuttle, headed toward a set of coordinates that the Oracle planted in Primal Prime's head.

According to the script for the unreleased issue #4 of Transformers: Universe - The Wreckers the Wreckers returned to Cybertron where they helped repel the an invasion by the Quintessons.

IDW Publishing

Originally his protoform was recovered by Magmatron's Predacons and infected with a Predacon shell program. Unbeknownst to Magmatron, his technical expert Razorbeast was a Maximal double-agent and had managed to modify the program so a significant number of those infected emerged as Maximals. After activation B'Boom, Bonecrusher, Optimus Minor, Ramulus, Snarl and Wolfang joined up lead by Razorbeast. Ramulus was later injured by the Predacon Spittor in an ambush. After the defeat of Magmatron's Predacons the united group of Maximals awaited rescue from Cybertron.

In Beast Wars: The Ascending Armordillo, B'Boom, Bantor, Buzzclaw, Cybershark, Lazorbeak, Manterror, Optimus Minor, Powerpinch, Ramulus, Razorbeast, Retrax, Scuba, Sky Shadow, Spittor, Stinkbomb and Terragator were wounded in battle and left on Earth. Together they fought and defeated the Blendtrons Drancron, Elephaorca and Rartorarta. Although Razorbeast survived the battle he was infected with Rartorarta's maddening sting and had to be put down by Optimus Minor to stop him from attacking his allies.

Ramulus had a biography printed in the Beast Wars Sourcebook by IDW Publishing. [1]


  • Beast Wars Deluxe Transmetal II Ramulus (1998)
Ramulus was recolored into Transformers: Universe Longhorn.
There were plans to recolor Ramulus for a special BotCon release, but the toy was never made.
  • Universe Deluxe Ramulus (unreleased)
A green color variant of Ramulus was designed by Hasbro to be released in the transmetal 2 line, but was never released. At least 6 were known to be produced. This color variant inspired Ramulus' colors in the 3H Enterprises Wreckers comic books. Although there were plans to release this color variant as a BotCon exclusive figure, it never came to be. In August 2007 one of the rare green recolors of Ramulus sold on ebay for $760.

Shattered Glass

One toy concept for a BotCon 2011 was Shattered Glass Ramulus made from Beast Wars Ramulus.[2]


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