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Slugslinger is a minor antagonist in the Transformers franchise, especially Generation One.

He was voiced by Peter Cullen, who also voiced Nemesis Prime in Transformers: Prime, Venger in Dungeons & Dragons, Red Skull in the 1981 Spider-Man cartoon, and Captain Flint in Treasure Planet.

Generation One

G1 cartoon

In the three-part miniseries "The Rebirth", Slugslinger is among the Decepticons who pursue a group of Autobots to Nebulos in search of the Key to the Plasma Energy Chamber. After they were beaten back by the new Autobot Headmasters, Cyclonus did a deal with the Hive, which led to Slugslinger being upgraded to a Targetmaster and partnered with Caliburst. After retrieving the key, they returned to a furious Galvatron.

Marvel Comics

In the Headmasters miniseries, it is Scorponok that Slugslinger follows to Nebulos in pursuit of their Autobot rivals. The Decepticons mirror the Autobots' creation of Headmaster and Targetmasters. In the UK annual story "The Final Conflict", Slugslinger helped the Decepticons plot a course for Earth by stealing a fuel converter from the Autobots while they were distracted by a duel between Scorponok and Fortress Maximus.

After reaching Earth, Slugslinger was among the Decepticons who retrieved Scorponok's head when it was stolen by Highbrow and were temporarily trapped in limbo when Soundwave and the Terrorcons travelled back from the future. He fought the Autobots in the Arctic during the Underbase Saga and was last seen among a delegations of Decepticons objecting to Scorponok allowing the treacherous Starscream to join them.


            TransformersG1Title.png Generation One Villains

Megatron/Galvatron | Soundwave | Shockwave | Reflector | Blitzwing | Astrotrain | Straxus | Cyclonus | Scourge | Sweeps | Octane | Trypticon | "Megatron" | Runabout & Runamuck
Seekers: Starscream | Thundercracker | Skywarp | Acid Storm | Sunstorm | Thrust | Dirge | Ramjet
Mini-Cassettes: Laserbeak | Ratbat | Frenzy | Rumble | Ravage | Buzzsaw | Slugfest | Overkill
Insecticons: Shrapnel | Bombshell | Kickback
Constructicons: Scrapper | Long Haul | Bonecrusher | Mixmaster | Scavenger | Hook | Devastator
Stunticons: Motormaster | Breakdown | Drag Strip | Wildrider | Dead End | Menasor
Combaticons: Onslaught | Brawl | Vortex | Swindle | Blast Off | Bruticus
Predacons: Razorclaw | Rampage | Divebomb | Tantrum | Headstrong | Predaking
Terrorcons: Hun-Gurr | Blot | Cutthroat | Rippersnapper | Sinnertwin | Abominus
Headmasters: Scorponok | Weirdwolf | Skullcruncher | Mindwipe | Apeface | Snapdragon | Fangry
Targetmasters: Misfire | Triggerhappy | Slugslinger | Spinister | Needlenose | Quake
Seacons: Snap Trap
Pretenders: Skullgrin | Iguanus | Finback | Carnivac | Snarler | Stranglehold | Octopunch | Thunderwing
Powermasters: Dreadwind | Darkwing
Triggercons: Ruckus | Windsweeper
Micromasters: Whisper
Action Masters: Krok

Lord Zarak | Vorath | Grax | Monzo | Spasma | Krunk | Aimless | Blowpipe | Caliburst

Unicron | Quintessons | Doctor Arkeville | Shawn Berger | Lord Chumley | King Nergill | Ali | Nightbird | Jero | Old Snake | Victor Drath | Primacron | Tornedron | Dweller | Mark Morgan | Gregory Swofford | Circuit Breaker | The Mechanic | Scraplets | Flame | Mecannibals