|First appearance||Transformers Generation 1|
|Voiced by||Trevor Devall |
|Nickname(s)||Battle Ravage |
|Alternate modes||Mechanical Jaguar |
Ravage is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. Due to the inability to trademark the common word "ravage", he is sometimes called Battle Ravage, Command Ravage or Tripredacus Agent. In 2007 Hasbro released the Alternators toy under the name Ravage again.
Transformers: Generation 1/Beast Wars
In the episode "More Than Meets The Eye Part 1", upon the Transformers' awakening on Earth in 1984, Ravage was first deployed to dissuade humans from investigating a Decepticon attack on a power plant. Later, when Soundwave infiltrated the Autobots' headquarters, Ravage inserted himself into Teletraan I's cassette drive in order to access data on natural resources which Soundwave recorded, but while Soundwave escaped, Ravage was captured by the Autobots and later used in an attempt to tricking Megatron into a trap. Autobots Hound and Mirage spoke loudly of a nearby rocket base and the fuel it housed, deliberately allowing Ravage to overhear them and purposefully dropping the key to the cage he was held in so that he might escape and pass the information on to Megatron, allowing the Autobots to ambush him. Ravage acted according to plan, reporting to Megatron (this being the strange instance in which he appeared to speak, as he relayed information in a voice belonging to no other character from his cassette mode), but Megatron realized the trick at work, and successfully fooled the Autobots and acquired the energy required.
Among Ravage's most notable misadventures were his time-traveling in "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court" to medieval England alongside Starscream, Ramjet and Rumble, and his displacement in "Child's Play" to an alien world populated by giants, where a regular housecat hunted him down like a mouse.
Ravage was among the Decepticons who attacked Autobot City in the Earth year 2005, disabling an Autobot communications array alongside Rumble, Frenzy and Ratbat, then battling their Autobot cassette counterparts. In 2006, the episode "Call of the Primitives", Ravage was among the "Primitive" Transformers amassed by the ex-assistant of the ancient genius, Primacron in order to combat his energy-draining creation Tornedron. Alongside Ratbat, Steeljaw and Ramhorn, Ravage was defeated and had his energy drained by Tornedron in the form of a tiger, but was later restored when Grimlock defeated the monster.
Following the conclusion of Generation 1, Ravage later made an appearance in the sequel series Beast Wars, having been reprogrammed and rebuilt into a Predacon, and speaking in a deep Russian accent. Here he became a covert agent loyal to the Tripredacus Council who was dispatched to prehistoric Earth to eliminate Megatron and insure that word of his survival never reached the Maximals. He was aided in this endeavor by Tarantulas, who was revealed to be a member of the Predacon secret police. Employing an advanced prototype ship that shared his capacity for Active camouflage, he briefly aided Optimus Primal's crew of Maximals in capturing Megatron. However, after learning that the original Megatron had left a message on the Voyager Golden Record that Predacon Megatron had discovered and decoded, Ravage freed Megatron and threw in his lot with his fellow Predacons. However, he soon met his demise at the hands of the Maximals, with his discarded head being the last trace of him seen on screen.
Transformers Cinematic Universe
Ravage and his partner Soundwave appear in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the 2009 sequel to the film. He has a beast-like robot mode that resembles a cross between a cyclopean jaguar and the Nexu from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. His alternate mode is an entry pod-boat that is launched by Soundwave from orbit to the Earth.
According to the biography and statistics published on the Hasbro web site, Ravage is 4 feet tall and his main weapons are his Tritanium claws. In the film, he also has back-mounted machine guns and missile launchers.
Ravage is launched to Earth by Soundwave with the objective to steal an Allspark shard. He lands in the ocean near the NEST HQ in Diego Garica, and quickly jumps the fence. He searches the area, coming to a ventilation pipe that leads to the Allspark shard room. He disgorges thousands of what appear to be ball bearings down the pipe. These tiny transformers known as the Microcons, combine into a razor-thin robot (named Reedman) which acquires the shard, and escapes the base. Ravage covers their retreat as he heads to the Constructicons before accompanying them to revive Megatron. Ravage also deploys Scalpel when they find Megatron. Ravage appears at the final battle, when Bumblebee is amidst the fight with Rampage. Ravage jumps onto Bumblebee's back and attacks him violently. Bumblebee grabs Ravage and rips out his tail, pulling out his spine with it, killing him. Bumblebee is seen using the tail as a whip briefly against Rampage.
Ravage also briefly appears in the 2018 film Bumblebee. He is shown to be attacking Optimus Prime during the battle on Cybertron after Soundwave ejects him from his torso.
The Shattered Glass Mirror Universe version of Ravage had a biography printed in issue #26 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine. He is an incredibly cute and talkative saboteur who likes social networking and text messaging, an inversion of the original Ravage's sneakiness.