Five up, five down! It's like shooting Cyber-ducks in a barrel!
~ Sixshot, The Rebirth

Sixshot is a Decepticon able to assume six different transformed states and an antagonist in The Transformers cartoon.

He later reappears as a major antagonist in the Japanese followup series The Headmasters.

He was voiced by Neil Ross in The Transformers and Michihiro Ikemizu in The Headmasters.


The Transformers

Sixshot is first seen as one of the Decepticons attacking Cybertron to seize control of the Plasma Energy Chamber. When the Aerialbots showed up to halt them from progressing, Galvatron summoned Sixshot to fend them off. Taking on all five members of the team all at once, Sixshot defeated each of them individually using his five alternate modes. He shot down Air Raid while in tank mode, flew up and defeated Fireflight in his beast mode, landed and transformed to armored car mode to shoot down Slingshot, switched to jet mode to shoot Skydive before transforming into his gun mode which Cyclonus used to shoot down Silverbolt. Once all five were defeated, Sixshot reverted back to his robot mode, unfazed by his victory.

Transformers: The Headmasters

The Headmasters does not include the events of The Rebirth in their continuity.

Sixshot appears as Galvatron's new chief lieutenant, usurping the role from Cyclonus and Scourge. He also soon became the arch-enemy of the Autobot Ultra Magnus, culminating in a battle at Autobot City where Sixshot fatally wounded him using his hidden seventh mode, the Wingwolf. Right as Ultra Magnus was dying, the Autobot Headmasters arrived and drove him off.

He was initially loyal to Galvatron until the Emperor of Destruction revealed that he intended to become another Unicron by converting the Earth into his body using parts from the strongest Transformers to assemble a massive new frame for it to become "Grand Galvatron".

After Sixshot was told by Galvatron that he would be the first warrior Galvatron would incorporate into his body, Sixshot forged an alliance with the Headmaster leader Scorponok to overthrow Galvatron. The two faked a battle to draw out the Autobots arrived on the scene as well. Fleeing the scene, Sixshot left Galvatron alone to battle the Autobot Headmasters, leading to the four defeating Galvatron by burying him beneath the icefields of Alaska.

Though managing to avert being killed by Galvatron, Sixshot did not remain loyal to Scorponok for too long either. After the Headmaster attempted to kill off both him and the Autobots with explosives, Sixshot turned against Scorponok and after learning about the new Decepticon leader's plans assisted the Autobots in their final battle against him.


See: Greatshot

Unicron Trilogy

Main article: Six Shot

IDW Comics

Main article: Sixshot (IDW Comics)


  • While Sixshot was explored in Japanese media, Sixshot only made small appearances in Western fiction in the 80s, making a one panel appearance in Marvel's the Transformers, as one of Scorponok's Decepticons in The Headmasters, and making one appearance in the Sunbow cartoon. 
  • The Autobot Six Changer Quickswitch's bio states that Sixshot is his father, with Quickswitch joining the Autobots to make up for his father's actions. This has never featured in any media, however. 
  • Sixshot was going to make a bigger appearance in Dreamwave Productions comics, with his appearance being teased, but the company filed for bankruptcy before the storyline could be completed.  


            TransformersG1Title.png Generation One Villains

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Seekers: Starscream | Thundercracker | Skywarp | Acid Storm | Sunstorm | Thrust | Dirge | Ramjet
Mini-Cassettes: Laserbeak | Ratbat | Frenzy | Rumble | Ravage | Buzzsaw | Slugfest | Overkill
Constructicons: Scrapper | Long Haul | Bonecrusher | Mixmaster | Scavenger | Hook | Devastator
Combaticons: Onslaught | Brawl | Vortex | Swindle | Blast Off | Bruticus
Stunticons: Menasor | Motormaster | Breakdown | Drag Strip | Wildrider | Dead End
Insecticons: Shrapnel | Bombshell | Kickback
Predacons: Razorclaw | Rampage | Divebomb | Tantrum | Headstrong | Predaking
Terrorcons: Hun-Gurr | Blot | Cutthroat | Rippersnapper | Sinnertwin | Abominus
Headmasters: Scorponok | Weirdwolf | Skullcruncher | Mindwipe | Apeface | Snapdragon
Targetmasters: Misfire | Triggerhappy | Slugslinger | Spinister | Needlenose
Seacons: Snap Trap
Pretenders: Skullgrin | Iguanus | Carnivac | Snarler | Stranglehold | Octopunch | Thunderwing
Powermasters: Dreadwind | Darkwing
Triggercons: Ruckus

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