350px-DOTM Crowbar concept

Crowbar is a supporting antagonist of the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He is a member of the elite Dreads (the Decepticons' top infiltration and assassination team) and is specialized with "breaking and entering", in which he utilizes a special kind of technology called "nanotech sentries".


Crowbar, Hatchet and Crankcase are among the Decepticons hidden on the Moon.

When the Autobots investigate the crashed ship on the moon containing Sentinel Prime, the three Decepticons secretly return with the Autobots. Once on Earth they take on the disguise of Earth vehicles. The three Dreads chase the Autobots on a highway while they escort Sentinel Prime to NEST.

Hatchet dies at the hands of Dino/Mirage and Bumblebee, while Crankcase and Crowbar survive and make their way to Ironhide.

After a stand off, the Dreads pretend that they surrender their weapons by dropping their guns. However, they had spiked clubs behind them and Crowbar throws one of his at Ironhide. They start to attack Ironhide and Sideswipe.

Crowbar is shot in the head by Ironhide while Crankcase is stabbed with an explosive dart and killed.





  • During the highway battle with the Autobots, his scream sounds like that of Bonecrusher, despite having the same voice actor as the previous Decepticon.
  • Despite turning into a Chevrolet Suburban in the film, Crowbar's Cyberverse toys turn into a Carbon Motors E7 Police car. A toy of Crowbar with a Chevrolet Suburban mode would eventually materialize in the Studio Series toyline as an extensive retooling of Berserker.
  • Crowbar's working name was Hooligan.
  • Crowbar serves as the basis for Dreadbot, who was also known as Hooligan during production.


           TransformersTitle Cinematic Universe Villains

Transformers: Decepticons (Megatron, Starscream, Barricade, Frenzy, Blackout, Scorponok, Bonecrusher, Brawl & Dispensor)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Decepticons (The Fallen, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Scorponok, Sideways, Grindor, Ravage, Alice & Scalpel) | Constructicons/Devastator (Demolishor, Rampage, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scrapper & Scavenger) | Theodore Galloway
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Decepticons (Sentinel Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Laserbeak, Dylan Gould, Shockwave, Driller, Watch-Out, Igor, Crankcase, Crowbar & Devcon)
Transformers: Age of Extinction: Cemetery Wind (Harold Attinger, Lockdown, James Savoy, Steeljaws & Shadow Raiders) | Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (Joshua Joyce, Galvatron & Stinger) | The Creators
Transformers: The Last Knight: The Creators (Quintessa & Infernocons) | Decepticons (Megatron, Barricade, Nitro Zeus, Mohawk, Berserker, Onslaught & Dreadbot) | Transformers Reaction Force (Commander Santos) | Unicron
Bumblebee: Decepticons (Shatter, Dropkick, Blitzwing, Soundwave, Ravage, Shockwave, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp & Thrust) | Jack Burns | Dr. Powell

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