|“||For the royalty!||„|
|~ Inferno's battle cry|
|“||The ant has a faulty programming. But his loyalty is without question.||„|
|~ Megatron assessing Inferno to Dinobot|
Inferno is a Predacon who works for Megatron. He was originally a Maximal protoform, reprogrammed into a Predacon when the Predacons intercepted his stasis pod. His beast form is a fire ant.
He was voiced by Jim Byrnes.
At first, Inferno believed his pod to be his "colony", and attacked the Predacons as well as the Maximals. After being blown to bits and repaired, Inferno recognized Megatron as his master and called him his queen, which annoys Megatron. Other than this, Megatron highly appreciates Inferno's insane vigor for destruction and violence.
Inferno is an extremely capable and powerful berserker. His ability to fly, very high endurance, dual cannons and ability to take 2-on-1 coupled by his bloodlust and rage can easily outmatch most Predacons and might even threaten Megatron (before Megatron gained his transmetal form). However, his loyalty which is an instinct inherited from an ant, prevents Inferno from ever conceiving such a thought. Because of these factors, Megatron views Inferno as 'a pawn that has more values than other pawns'.
Inferno took Scorponok's place as Megatron's second in command when Scorponok fell to his death in the lava pool. At the end of Season 2 (where most of the Predacons are seemingly killed), he was supposedly killed by an energon explosion, but although he was seemingly vaporized, he is shown to have survived in Season 3.
In the final episode of Season 3, Inferno was killed along with Quickstrike when Megatron (oblivious to their presence) used the weapons system of the Nemesis ship to shoot an energy wave at the village. His remains were later used by the protohumans in the final scene.
Inferno has no hobby, no personal ambition, no love interest. All that matters to him is the triumph of Predacons and its leader Megatron in the Beast Wars. Everything else is irrelevant to him.
- Inferno and Scorponok were the only two Predacons who were genuinely loyal to Megatron and never betrayed him at any point.