Thundercracker was a soldier in the Cybertronian army. He was assigned to guard Gamma Station, a research facility in Cybertron's orbit. When war broke out on Cybertron, the commanding officer onboard the station, Starscream, ordered the station to remain neutral in the conflict.
Megatron soon learned that Dark Energon, a substance supposed to be Unicron's blood, was being stored on Gamma Station. The Decepticon leader immediately ordered an assault on the station. When Starscream refused to hand over the Dark Energon, Megatron went on a rampage. Many of the scientists onboard were killed, and the Decepticons gained control of the station.
The survivors were forced to retreat, and Thundercracker went with them. In desperation, the group struck a deal with a band of Autobots under the command of Grimlock. Together they stormed the station, recapturing it. Thundercracker was assigned to assist Skywarp in disposing the Dark Energon. During this mission, they encountered a squad of Decepticons, who had enough time to alert Megatron of the mission before Thundercracker destroyed them.
With time running out, the two quickly disposed the Dark Energon by dumping it into space. However, Megatron had already used the Dark Energon on himself, making him virtually indestructable. When the two returned from their mission, they watched the remaining Autobots retreat. Starscream was standing to the side, watching as Megatron tortured Grimlock, who had been captured by the Decepticons during the battle.
As Grimlock was hauled away, the remaining warriors and scientists from the station pledged themselves to Megatron and the Decepticons, including Thundercracker.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Thundercracker is one of the more intelligent Decepticon warriors, having worked with Autobots before. Because of this, Megatron distrusts him, though Thundercracker has proven his loyalty many times.
Unlike his long time commander, Starscream, Thundercracker wants nothing more than to serve Megatron and earn his respect.
Abilities and EquipmentEdit
Thundercracker carries wrist blades and a simple pistol. He Transformes into a jet.