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The Sweeps are a subgroup of Decepticons in the original Transformers cartoon. They debuted in The Transformers: The Movie and all physically resemble Scourge.

History

The Sweeps were among the new Decepticons created by Unicron, seemingly out of the remains of the Insecticons. They served Galvatron as he took back control of the Decepticons and then attempted to gain the Creation Matrix.

After the events of the movie, the Sweeps went into exile with the other Decepticons on Chaar. They tended to accompany Scourge and Cyclonus and were among those who retrieved the lost Galvatron. Despite this, they were often on the receiving end of Galvatron's temper, and sometimes also that of his lieutenants, as well as tending to take a high casualty rate during battles. In "Starscream's Ghost", Cyclonus threatened them into searching a dark cavern for the fugitive Octane, while in "The Dweller in the Deep", several of them were transformed temporarily into energy vampires when Galvatron sacrificed them to escape from the Dweller.

They last appeared in "The Return of Optimus Prime" among those infected with the Hate Plague, joining Cyclonus and Scourge in attacking Galvatron.

Trivia

  • They were voiced by Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Frank Welker, Ed Gilbert, Jerry Houser, Beau Weaver, Paul Eiding, Chris Latta, Aran Kincaid, Dick Gautier and Jack Angel.

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Decepticons
Megatron/Galvatron | Soundwave | Shockwave | Reflector | Blitzwing | Astrotrain | Straxus | Cyclonus | Scourge | Sweeps | Octane | Trypticon | "Megatron" | Runabout & Runamuck | The Fallen
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 | Windsweeper

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

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