Welcome to our two-part celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie! We've taken a look at the top 5 most badass Decepticon names (which wasn't a walk in the park, I assure you!). Now let's count down the top 5 most badass names in the ranks of the heroic Autobots! We count them down so you won't have to!
Our top 5 most badass Autobot name is a familiar one, belonging to one of the iconic and badass Transformers out there. Ironhide is the gruff weapons specialist for the Autobots. He's built for war, and he's got the scars to prove it. The dude just sounds invincible (just don't tell movieverse Ironhide that), and is practically the robotic equivalent of R. Lee Ermey. Can you expect anything else from a robot named Ironhide?
Look at that name. There's no getting around it. It's that badass. Even the simple act of introducing himself sounds like a declaration of awesomeness."Hello. I'm Boss." Aww yeah.
Boss is the subcommander of the Turbomasters, Autobot cars whose engines transform into powerful weapons. Even his car mode (a futuristic Batmobile car) is boss, and his toy's weapon can shoot missiles like a boss. I should know. I almost took my sister's eye out with it when we were kids. Now that's boss!
Our third most badass Autobot name belongs to a 'bot who was flashing devil signs the day he was born. The name Grindcore evokes the image of ears bleeding over distorted guitar riffs and blast beats, and the Autobot named after it rocks just as hard. The Autobot known as Grindcore first appeared in the comic book adaptation of the first live-action Transformers movie, and even got a badass toy out of the deal. But even a heavy metal name like Grindcore pales in comparison to...
The worst thing a Decepticon can do on this earth is to call a giant robot that turns into a metal T-rex named Grimlock "stupid". And our second most badass Autobot name agrees. Grimlock is the leader of the heroic Dinobots, who are basically robot dinosaurs, which are basically the best things ever. Grimlock may be a little slow on the uptake, and would just as quickly stomp on his fellow Autobots as well as Decepticons, but you can't deny the appeal of a child-like, hulking brute of a robot whose name reminds every Decepticon out there that there's an Autobot willing and able to tear them a new exhaust port.
1. Omega Supreme
The most badass name in the Autobot ranks is fittingly owned by one of the biggest to ever exist. Omega Supreme is built like a citybot and armed like a battleship, perfect for his role as the last line of defense for the Autobots. It's a name so badass, you could put it on anything and its badass quotient ups 500%. Call your beat-up Corolla Omega Supreme and watch yourself rule the road. You could name your child this and watch bullies squirm at the mere mention of his name. Win-win for the Autobot with the most badass name ever!
That's our top 5 Autobots with the most badass names. I hope you enjoyed our double-feature here on Top 5 Thursdays, and I hope you join Transfans all over the world in celebrating all things Transformers! Thanks for reading!