G1 Character Profiles
Personal Profile:Cyclonus is one of the first in a long line of Decepticons that could transform into futuristic space jets. His sleek aerodynamic design was an amazing sight to behold when he first appeared. In all continuities he has been the right hand man of Galvatron, the Decepticon leader of the future. He is also known for being very close to Scourge and the Sweeps. He is best known for showing complete and almost blind loyalty to his leader Galvatron. He would gladly be destroyed if it meant his leader could be saved from destruction.
Episodes appeared in:Five Faces of Darkness Parts 1-5, Killing Jar, Thief in the Night, Starscream's Ghost, Surprise Party, Ghost in the Machine, Web World, Quintesson Journal, Ultimate Weapon, Big Broadcast of 2006, Fight or Flee, Dweller in the Depths, Grimlock's New Brain, Call of the Primitives, Face of the Nijika, Burden Hardest to Bear, Dark Awakening, Return of Optimus Prime Parts 1 and 2 and Rebirth Parts 1-3.
Cartoon Bio:Cyclonus was created by Unicron. Unicron needed to provide the newly reformatted Galvatron with soldiers that were loyal to both him and Galvatron. Unicron created Cyclonus, his Armada, Scourge and the Sweeps out of Skywarp, Thundercracker, and three Insecticons. It is unsure weather the Insecticons with them were clones or the real Insecticons. When Cyclonus was created, Unicron says, "Cyclonus, the warrior, and his Armada." Bombshell and Skywarp are shown being reformatted into transformers that both look like Cyclonus. The Armada mysteriously vanishes after this scene, so it is unclear as to weather Cyclonus was made out of Bombshell or Skywarp. Cyclonus was easily the most deadly of Galvatron's new troops. Galvatron rode inside of Cyclonus' jet mode whenever he was attacking someone. Cyclonus' power was shown when he single-handedly shot down the Autobot space shuttle that was carrying Hotrod, Kup and the Dinobots. Cyclonus was probably piloting Galvatron's space ship when Unicron attacked Cybertron, so that would explain why he wasn't more prominent in that battle. After Unicron's death, and Galvatron's disappearance, Cyclonus had taken over leadership of the Decepticons and lead them to the dead planet of Charr. Cyclonus knew that the Decepticons needed Galvatron to lead them, so he convinced the Decepticons to give the little energon that they had so that Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps could go look for Galvatron. Cyclonus eventually found Galvatron on the planet Thrall, but Galvatron wasn't the Galvatron that he knew. This new Galvatron seemed crazed and he blasted Cyclonus into a lava pit upon seeing him. Cyclonus then became comfortable in his role as second in command of the Decepticons and followed his leader's orders without question. Galvatron had a bad temper and usually took his frustrations out on Cyclonus when he became really angry. Cyclonus was a Decepticon, and he had a strong sense of "warrior honour". The Quintessons captured him along with his rival Ultra Magnus, Marissa Fairborne of the Earth Defence Command and Wreck-Gar, a Junkion. During their escape from the Quintessons, Cyclonus saved Ultra Magnus' life, even though the two had tried to kill each other on many occasions before. He saved Magnus' life because he believed that Magnus deserved a "warrior's death". It shows that even though Magnus and Cyclonus were enemies, they still had respect for each other. During a fight with the Aerialbots, Cyclonus and Scourge found a small planet that had been hidden from the rest of space. They found out that pacifist Autobots, who wanted nothing to do with war, inhabited the planet. They took advantage of the planet and had the Decepticon army take it over. Later, Cyclonus was sent on a mission to capture and execute the renegade Decepticon, Octane. During the mission, the ghost of Starscream possessed Cyclonus. Starscream used Cyclonus to trick Galvatron into walking into an Autobot trap. Galvatron blasted Cyclonus and Starscream left his body. Galvatron spared Cyclonus when he found out that it was Starscream who had set him up. It was clear that Galvatron had gone insane, and after talking to other Decepticons, Cyclonus decided to check Galvatron into a planet that was supposed to cure his madness. Cyclonus quickly realized that they couldn't help Galvatron, so he aided his leader in escaping the planet. Cyclonus was one of the first Decepticons to be infected with the Madness Plague. He was responsible for eventually infecting Galvatron. He and the other Decepticons were cured from the plague when Optimus unleashed the power of the Matrix. Cyclonus was sent with Scourge and some other Decepticons to follow a ship filled with Autobots to capture the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber. They followed them to the planet Nebulos. On Nebulos, they had a couple battles with the Autobots, but soon found out that the Autobots had developed Headmaster technology. Cyclonus and the other Decepticons made a deal with a Nebulos group called the Hive. Cyclonus let the Animal Decepticons become Headmasters and came up with the idea of Targetmasters, which meant that the Nebulons would transform into the guns of the Decepticons. Cyclonus was matched with the Hive member, Nightstick. When Cyclonus and Co. captured the Key to the Plasma Energy Chamber, they returned to Cybertron. Galvatron was furious when he found out that they had bonded with organic creatures. Cyclonus was among the Decepticons that were inside of Scorponok when he was blasted into deep space at the end of the Great War.
"Once the Decepticons nearly held the quadrant through
terror. Now we scrap like slargs over a few energon cubes. Is this how you
honour the memory of Galvatron? Is this the fate of the mighty Decepticon
"Give Decepticons, give until it hurts."
"We have nothing to fear, Unicron is dead, all that's left is his head."
"Mighty Galvatron, where are the Autobot's heads?"
"Warriors such as you and I should meet their end in battle."
"We have nothing to lose."
"Yes, they appear to be wimps."
"Everybody's got to be somewhere."
"Unlike the Sharkticon, I'm not stupid."
"Join us Galvatron!"
"You love to waste your time, don't you Scourge?"
"Well, now we got a real party going here."
"We destroyed, we annihilated, we had a good time."