|“||Objectives will win a battle, but it is sheer ruthlessness that will win a war.||„|
Grindor is one of Megatron's most loyal Decepticons from the Transformers franchise, acting as a genius tactician and heavy weapons specialist. Even for a thirty foot tall robot, Grindor is considered extremely dangerous and physically strong. He appears as a minor antagonist in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but he has a more important role in the game based on the film.
He was voiced by Frank Welker in the film, but was voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Grindor makes his first appearance in the middle of the film when, in helicopter form, he soars over to human Sam Witwicky's car, that also contains his roommate and girlfriend. Picking up the vehicle and flying it over to a factory containing Starscream and a just revived Megatron, Grindor takes part in a large fire fight when the Autobots arrive before Megatron can interrogate Sam to find the location of the Sun Harvester, a powerful machine that the mysterious Fallen seeks. Grindor is viciously murdered by Optimus Prime later on in a large fight in the forest, as Prime stuck a pair of hooks in the Decepticon's face before pulling and ripping it clean in half.
Transformers: The Ride
|“||End of the line, earth skunks!||„|
|~ Grindor as he pursues humans riding EVAC.|
|“||That's right, Starscream. You don´t retreat, you simply advance backwards.||„|
|~ An example of Grindor's humor after Starscream refuses to accept his cowardice.|
|“||GIVE ME THE INSECT!||„|
|~ Grindor as he fights Bumblebee|
- As aforementioned, there is a large controversy on whether Blackout and Grindor are one of the same. Though it has been confirmed that they are different despite being physically identical, there have still been several mistakes among the Transformers universe regarding their identities. Examples are that several toy products mix the two up. The writers of the film comics poke fun of this by having Ironhide retort, "Blackout. Grindor. They all look the same to me."
- While he doesn't talk in the film, he does talk in the video game and the theme park attraction, Transformers: The Ride.
- Grindor was voiced by Frank Welker in the film (even though it is just a few robotic grunts) but was voiced by Fred Tatascorie, who voiced all Beasts mode of the Beauty and the Beasts, The Grizz, Bane, the infected, and multiple incarnations of the Hulk.
- Grindor transforms into a CH-53E Super Stallion.
- Outside the movie series, Grindor is actually an Autobot Minicon featured in Transformers: Armada, as well as its continuous adaptations & outside incarnations. In can be inplied that he was named as such due to the name sounding villainous.
- However, in the comics continuity of Transformers Animated, featured a homage to movie Grindor, under the name "Grinder", as there is already an Autobot named Grindor in the series.
- Some fans believed that Grindor was originally meant to be Barricade but was dropped for unknown reasons.
Shorts, TV Shows and Video Games
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