Shockwave (Prime)

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Transformers character
War for Cybertron Shockwave art
Name Shockwave
Series Transformers: Generations
English voice actor Steven Blum (Video Game)
Corey Burton (GameStop Tv Promos)
First appearance Transformers: War for Cybertron
Alternate modes Cybertronian jet
Gender Male
Partner Bido
Sub-group Deluxe vehicles

Shockwave is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a Decepticon from the Prime stories who turns into a Cybertronian jet.

Transformers: Prime

Shockwave started out as Megatron's pet "mad scientist" during his days as a gladiator. A commercial for the War For Cybertron video game describes him as Megatron's second in command.

Animated series

A flashback in the Transformers: Prime "Out of the Past" showed that Shockwave was in Kaon when Starscream was delivering energon to him. Starscream brought Arcee and Cliffjumper to Shockwave in order for him to extract the cryptic Autobot message from them. When asked by Starscream if he can extract the Autobot message from them, Shockwave stated to Starscream that he invented Cortical Psychic Patch. Shockwave successfully extracts the message from Arcee where it involved Optimus Prime giving the coordinates to Earth. When Shockwave plans to dispose of Cliffjumper, Starscream tells Shockwave that Cliffjumper is his. Shockwave acknowledges Starscream's orders and leaves. Arcee and Cliffjumper learn from Starscream that Shockwave is using the Energon to build a Space Bridge. Upon taking out two Vehicon guards, Arcee and Cliffjumper discover that Shockwave plans to use the Space Bridge send the Decepticons to Earth to attack Optimus Prime before any other Autobot arrives. Shockwave arrives when Cliffjumper tries to distract the two Vehicon guards and attacks Arcee while she is sabotaging the Space Bridge. Cliffjumper then attacks Shockwave as Arcee takes out some Vehicons. Before Shockwave can shoot Cliffjumper, Arcee shoots part of a ceiling which knocks out Shockwave. When Shockwave tries to follow them, Arcee manages to shoot Shockwave in the head as Arcee and Cliffjumper successfully arrive on Earth. Before leaving to find Optimus Prime, Arcee and Cliffjumper are left wondering if Shockwave survived the Space Bridge's explosion.

At the New York Comic Con event, a clip of Shockwave in the third season returning through the Space Bridge confirms his survival.


Appears in the novel Transformers: Exodus. Shockwave is responsible for creating the Insecticons, and creating the combiner technology - first the Combaticons who formed Bruticus Maximus and perfected it with the Constructicons who formed Devastator (named after the Devastator Winds).[1]

Mentioned in Transformers: Exiles.


Shockwave appears as Megatron's second-in-command in the 2010 video game Transformers: War for Cybertron. While voiced by Steven Blum in the game, Shockwave was voiced by Corey Burton in the GameStop TV promo. Players can unlock him on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions by entering a unique code supplied by GameStop (U.S.) and Blockbuster Video (UK). He is also unlockable on the Nintendo DS version and part of the first DLC pack on the PC version.

In the TV promo, Megatron leaves Shockwave in charge while he is away. Shockwave revels in this, then orders Soundwave to transform into boombox mode and play "The Touch" while shooting several Autobots. Starscream (who is nearby) asks "Why this song?", to which Shockwave replies, "When your hit percentage exceeds mine, you may choose the soundtrack."[2]

Shockwave will appear in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Shockwave opens a space bridge to search the universe for powerful forces, etc., finds dinosaurs on Earth. Later he will apply these forms to bots on Cybertron, Grimlock being one of them. Shockwave later tries to control the new Dinobots, but cannot.[3]


  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Shockwave (2012)
A new mold.[4]
This toy was remolded into Generations Air Raid and Timelines Brimstone.


  1. Alexander C. Irvine (2010). Transformers: Exodus - The Official History of the War for Cybertron. Del Rey Books. ISBN 978-0345522528. 
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