|First appearance||Transformers Generation 1|
|Voiced by||Stephen Keener |
Bronco D. Jackson
|Aliases||Wipe with Vorath|
|Alternate modes||Giant mechanical bat |
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Mindwipe is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers toy line and fictional series by Hasbro. Both are Decepticons.
Transformers: Generation 1
Mindwipe is a Decepticon Headmaster who transforms into a bat.
Mindwipe's tech spec describes him as a mystic who spends more time trying to contact the electromagnetic essences of long-dead Decepticons than talking to live ones. His electromagnetic probings sometimes intercept television broadcasts from Earth.
Mindwipe is binary-bonded to Vorath, Nebulon's former Science Minister, who was expelled because of illegal experiments.
In the Japanese fiction, Vorath is a small, completely mechanical Decepticon from the planet Master, who transforms into the head of the larger robot. The larger Wipe body he controls is a non-living machine. The Headmaster component is named Vorath on the Japanese box, but he is only referred to as Wipe in the Japanese animated series.
Mindwipe was named the 8th oddest thing that G1 Transformers transform into by Topless Robot.
Mindwipe only appeared in the US Transformers TV series in the 3-part episode "The Rebirth". In this story he was bonded with the Nebulan Headmaster Vorath.
In the Japanese Headmasters animated series Mindwipe was one of the featured Decepticon Headmasters through the series. He last appeared in episode 35, "The Final Showdown on Earth Part 2".
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Mindwipe is a Decepticon who transforms into a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. He has the power to mesmerize other robots, and has hordes of mesmerized robots who do his bidding as he stays safely up in the air.
According to the Hasbro web site Bludgeon is his closest comrade, and Optimus Prime his arch enemy.
Despite the greater size of an F-117 Nighthawk, Mindwipe is officially listed as standing only 22 feet tall on the Hasbro web site, however the site is full of errors from copying stats of older characters to new ones.
Mindwipe premieres in episode #5 of Hasbro's online Cyber Missions series. He hypnotizes Ironhide in a cave full of energon, but Optimus Prime saves his fellow Autobot.
Mindwipe later appears in Cyber Missions #10 where he and Starscream attempt to steal back the energon from Ratchet and Sideswipe.
Another Mindwipe appeared in the Transformers Animated setting.