For the royalty!
~ Inferno's battle cry

Inferno is a Predacon who works for Megatron. He was originally a Maximal protoform, but was 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" due to a fault with his dna scanner(caused by Tarantulas meddling with his programming) and believed he was an actual ant, and attacked the Predacons as well as the Maximals to defend his colony. After being blown to bits, Inferno was captued by the Predacons before the Maximals.  Inferno was then rebuilt and outfitted with a Predacon shell program, making him loyal to the Predacons 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 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 scavenged and used as tools by the protohumans in the final scene; his tail thruster was used to cook food and his severed head was transformed into a drum.


The ant has a faulty programming. But his loyalty is without question.
~ Megatron assessing Inferno to Dinobot
Due to his reprogramming, Inferno has no hobby, no personal ambition, no love interest, and no personal life. 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 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 and a result of his predacon reprogramming, 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 and Scorponok were the only two Predacons who were genuinely loyal to Megatron and never betrayed him at any point, this may have been because he was reprogrammed to be loyal to the Predacons.


            TransformersTitle Villains

Generation Two
Megatron | Starscream | Soundwave | Bludgeon | Onslaught | Swindle | Blast Off
Cybertronian Empire
Liege Maximo | Jhiaxus | Rook | Mindset

Beast Era
Megatron | Scorponok | Waspinator | Blackarachnia | Terrorsaur | Tarantulas | Inferno | Quickstrike | Rampage
Megatron | Tankor | Thrust | Obsidian and Strika

Robots in Disguise
Megatron | Sky-Btye | Slapper | Gas Skunk | Dark Scream
Scourge | Mega-Octane | Ro-Tor | Armorhide | Rollbar | Movor | Ruination

Unicron Trilogy
Megatron | Starscream | Demolishor | Cyclonus | Thrust | Tidal Wave | Terrorcons | Scorponok | Shockblast | Six Shot | Bruticus Maximus | Constructicon Maximus | Thundercracker | Scourge | Ransack and Crumplezone | Dirt Boss | Undermine | Brimstone | Thunderblast | Lugnutz | Ancient Decepticons | Menasor
Sideways | Nemesis Prime | Soundwave | Unicron | Scrapmetals

Megatron | Starscream | Lugnut | Blitzwing | Blackarachnia | Shockwave | Soundwave | Laserbeak | Ratbat | Starscream Clones (Slipstream) | Lockdown | Swindle | Waspinator | Team Chaar
Scrapper | Mixmaster | Dirt Boss
Colossus Rhodes | Prometheus Black | Nanosec | Professor Princess

Prime Wars Trilogy
Starscream | Overlord | Megatronus Prime | Rodimus Cron

Megatron | Soundwave | Shockwave | Shadow Striker | Sky-Byte | Clobber | Lockdown | Bludgeon | Drift | Wildwheel
Starscream | Slipstream | Thundercracker | Nova Storm | Acid Storm | Thrust | Ramjet | Dirge |
Alternate universe
Megatron X | Perfect Decepticons
Quintesson Judge | Quintesson Scientist | Quintesson Prosecutors | Sharkticons (Lord Gnaw) | Judge Starscream

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