The Quintessons are sinister robotic creatures with five sided heads, each side with
a different face, including the face of death. These tentacled beings, who travel on
beams of energy, are cruel and emotionless, and the creators of all the Transformers
on Cybertron millions of years ago. The Quintessons never intended their intelligent
machines to develop emotions. But, to their horror, the Transformers rose up against
their masters and drove them away from Cybertron. The Quintessons retreated to a
planet they named Quintessa, where they lived a stark and barren existence with their
Sinister and vicious, lacking any individualistic intelligence,
the Sharkticons usually serve as executioners for their Quintesson masters, who toss
condemned victims into the Sharkticon pit. The Quintessons finally decided to blow
up their planet, Quintessa, to try to prevent Autobot captives and invaders from
escaping. Their plot to destroy the Autobots failed. And now, without a world of their
own, they roam the universe with their Sharkticons, making victims of whatever
luckless beings crossed their path. Their goal is to regain control of Cybertron and
eradicate all Autobots and Decepticons. Yet, so manipulative and cunning are they,
that they even tricked the Decepticons into helping them achieve their aim.
The ravenous Sharkticons, the most famous and deadly of the Quintessons' slaves,
are rotund robots capable of transforming into ferocious, amphibious creatures.
They carry out the Quintessons' sentences, consuming victims dropped into their
pit, and are also used for performing commando style raids and missions, though
their limited intelligence meant that tasks entrusted to them were generally simple.
A single Sharkticon, Gnaw, was known as the only one of his kind that was found
to think as an individual, even though he possessed the same limited intelligence
as the rest of his race. Gnaw was seen as a representative of the Sharkticons.
Junkions are regarded by many other races as being slightly to extremely insane,
depending on the race. They also have a rather extreme xenophobic streak due to
their isolation on Junk, and are naturally put off by and wary of strangers.
Apparently the only way to gain the trust and friendship of the Junkions is to
announce the universal greeting, and offering of good faith, the energon goodie.
The Junkions become allies of the Autobots after the events of 2005.
Their only exhibited alternate mode is a motorcycle; when they attack, they
attack en masse, organized into pairs with one in motorcycle mode and the other
riding in robot mode to provide firepower. Junkions are superb technicians,
capable of assembling all manner of functional machinery from junk. They also
seem to have an affinity with mechanical garbage, allowing them to manipulate it
and move it telekinetically. These two abilities combine to make Junkions very
durable. They have a single leader, known as Wreck-Gar.