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Dreadbot. In for bank robbery. Aggravated assault. Murder. Double murder. Triple murder. Nine dead. Didn't even take the money.
~ One of the Lawyers about Dreadbot

Dreadbot is a supporting antagonist of the 2017 film Transformers: The Last Knight. He is a tough, destructive Decepticon thug serving for Megatron.


Dreadbot was incarcerated after he killed nine people. He was later released, after negotiations done by Megatron, in order to help him hunt down Cade Yeager. Dreadbot followed Megatron to Yeager's scrap yard, and eventually to a nearby town, but the Autobots Bumblebee, Drift, and Crosshairs stood in their way. During the fight, both Megatron and Dreadbot were damaged in a trap set by Yeager and Grimlock snared Dreadbot in his mighty jaws, killing him.



  • If you can look closely to Dreadbot's right arm, you can see Christmas lights.
  • Dreadbot's CGI model is a reuse of Crowbar's with slight modifications done to match his vehicle mode.
  • Prior to the film's release, Dreadbot was originally known as Hooligan. Ironically, this was an early name for Crowbar as well.


           TransformersTitle.png 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, & KSI Drones) | 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