Died In: Transformers: The Movie
Bio: Shrapnel was the dreaded leader of the Insecticons.
Along with Kickback and Bombshell, Shrapnel caused many problems
for the Autobots (as well as the Decepticons). The Insecticons
show no allegiance to anyone and only work for themselves, even
if they do agree to take Megatron's orders every now and then.
At one time, the Insecticons got so out of control, that if the
Autobots and Decepticons did not work together to stop them, then
Shrapnel and his 2 troops could have destroyed them. Even though
they are small in size, Shrapnel and the Insecticons should not
be taken lightly.
Cause of Death: Shrapnel met the same fate as
Megatron and the other injured Decepticons did after they were
thrown out of Astrotrain by Starscream and the other healthy Decepticons.
Unicron "reformatted" Shrapnel into a Sweep to serve his new master,
Scourge (formerly Thundercracker).