The Best Episodes of Beast Wars

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Trapped on a primitive planet, two opposing factions, the Maximals and the Predacons, of Transformers, a race of sentient robots, fight over its precious Energon. Soon they discover that there are other forces at work on the planet - a powerful alien race that does not approve of their presence. And as they delve deeper into the planet's history, they uncover a terrible secret, one that must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands, or their entire race's very existence could be threatened. Beast Wars: Transformers was a spin-off from the 80s Transformers cartoon. It was later followed by Beast Machines: Transformers, which continues this show. Another interesting series to note that Beast Wars: Transformers may have started as Transformers: Beast Wars Neo, completely done in Japanese and yet to be dubbed; it is vaguely reminiscent of Gundam Wing, and many other popular mobile suit animes.

The Agenda (Part 3)

#1 - The Agenda (Part 3)

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Maximals manage to take out the transwarp cruiser and fend of the Predacon attack. But the battle is far from over, as Megatron heads for the now uncovered Autobot Ark - containing the heroes and villains who'll shape the Cybertron where the Predacons and Maximals come from.

star 9.07
14 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
The Agenda (Part 2)

#2 - The Agenda (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

Megatron is captured, but the battle used up too much of the cruiser's energon supply for there to be enough for the travel back to Cybertron. While Ravage interrogates Megatron about where they might find more, Primal confronts Silverbolt about his relationship Blackarachnia, leading the Fuzor to go off on his own to find her.

star 8.93
15 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Bob Forward
Other Visits (Part 2)

#3 - Other Visits (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 7

Surviving the energon surge thanks to their new transmetal bodies, Tarantulas sets up a shield around the alien construct and heads inside along with Megatron and Quckstrike. Outside, Optimus and Rattrap try to figure a way in, while the two other transmetalized Maximals return the wounded Rhinox and Dinobot the CR chambers.

star 8.69
13 votes
Proving Grounds

#4 - Proving Grounds

Season 3 - Episode 7

Blackarachnia is getting tired of the distrust, and when she overhears Optimus and Rhinox discussing removing her Predacon programming, and the fact that it might leave her mindless, she rushes out on her own... straight into the claws of the waiting Dinobot.

star 8.67
12 votes
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Code of Hero

#5 - Code of Hero

Season 2 - Episode 9

Dinobot sees a chance to regain his lost honor when he spots Megatron attempting to alter history using the knowledge on the remaining golden disk.

star 8.64
14 votes
Nemesis (Part 1)

#6 - Nemesis (Part 1)

Season 3 - Episode 12

While Inferno, Quickstrike and Waspinator go looking for a new ""colony"", Megatron discovers one of Tarantulas' secret projects - the reactivation of the gigantic Decepticon warship that shot down the Ark before it crashed into the sea.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Ezekiel Norton
Writers: Bob Forward
Other Voices (Part 1)

#7 - Other Voices (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 25

An alien spacecraft lands and captures Airrazor while she's examining it. Optimus and Rattrap enter to rescue her, while the Predacons stand outside, ready to break the truce at a moment's notice.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Colin Davies
Writers: Larry DiTillio, Bob Forward
Nemesis (Part 2)

#8 - Nemesis (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 13

Destruction rains down on the Maximals as Megatron unleashes the weapons of the Nemesis. Optimus orders a desperate attempt at getting the Ark airborne.

star 8.56
16 votes
Writers: Simon Furman
The Agenda (Part 1)

#9 - The Agenda (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 11

As the transwarp wave generated by the explosion in ""Other Voices (2)"" nears Cybertron, the Maximals rejoice, thinking the rescue is on its way. But unbeknownst to them, it is intercepted and diverted by the leaders of the Cybertronian Predacon alliance, who view Megatron as a loose cannon and wants to deal with him quietly, by sending one of their covert operatives.

star 8.53
15 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
Possession

#10 - Possession

Season 1 - Episode 21

During a fierce storm, the immortal spark of the Deception Starscream lands on the planet and takes control of Waspinator's body. He convinces Megatron to let him help with an attack on the Maximal base, which he knows to be offline. His skills are after all considerable... but then again - so is his treachery.

star 8.53
15 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Ian Weir
Optimal Situation

#11 - Optimal Situation

Season 3 - Episode 1

Realizing that without the Maximals she would never have existed, Blackarachnia actives the Ark's defenses and forces Megatron out of the ship. The Maximals start initial repairs and the time storm subsides a bit, but Optimus Prime's life still hangs in the balance - it could swing either way. Megatron rallies his troops to make sure it swings in his favor.

star 8.53
17 votes
Deep Metal

#12 - Deep Metal

Season 3 - Episode 2

The Maximal Depthcharge flies into a temporal disruption while out searching for Protoform X, and is sent back in time to the Beast Wars. He and Rampage has some unfinished business, and neither cares if anything gets in their way.

star 8.50
14 votes
Aftermath

#13 - Aftermath

Season 2 - Episode 1

The alien machine is destroyed and Optimus went up with it, but the explosion sets off a quantum surge that changes the planet - and several of the robots. In his new, more powerful transmetal body, Megatron hopes to take out the Maximals before they have a chance to regroup and recover.

star 8.50
16 votes
Coming of the Fuzors (Part 2)

#14 - Coming of the Fuzors (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 3

Hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, Rattrap, Cheetor and Dinobot try to keep the Predacons away from the Axalon where Rhinox lies delving deep into the Matrix, pursuing a faint hope...

star 8.46
13 votes
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Coming of the Fuzors (Part 1)

#15 - Coming of the Fuzors (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Two new Maximals awake in Predacon territory, both with bizarre looks and unusual personalities due to the damaged systems in their stasispods. Taking advantage of their confusion, Megatron convinces them they are Predacons, hoping to finally crush the Maximals with these reinforcements. Meanwhile, Blackarachnia returns to the Predacon base with Tarantulas' body, Tigatron and Airrazor go of looking for more stasispods, Rhinox shuts down and connects to the Axalon in an attempt at reaching Optimus' spark, and Dinobot realizes that the aborted armageddon has left the planet looking awfully familiar.

star 8.46
13 votes
Transmutate

#16 - Transmutate

Season 2 - Episode 10

A series of earthquakes uncovers a heavily damaged stasispod. Out of it comes a freakish robot - barely sentient, but with extremely powerful weapons. Scoffed at by the others, both Silverbolt and Rampage sense a kindred spirit, each in their own way.

star 8.45
11 votes
Writers: Christy Marx
Master Blaster

#17 - Master Blaster

Season 3 - Episode 10

Optimus is implanted with one of Tarantulas' bugs, this one letting Quickstrike remote control him. After securing the Maximal base, Megatron goes after the original Megatron's spark, hoping it will give him equal power to Optimal Optimus.

star 8.43
14 votes
Crossing the Rubicon

#18 - Crossing the Rubicon

Season 3 - Episode 9

Blackarachnia attempts to use the transmetal driver on herself, but all it accomplishes is to disrupt her Predacon programming, making it deteriorate quickly to the point that it will make her mindless unless it is removed.

star 8.42
12 votes
The Trigger (Part 2)

#19 - The Trigger (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 17

Optimus and Rattrap race to the island to assist Tigatron and the wounded Airrazor, while Scorponok and Blackarachnia make their way towards the obelisk.

star 8.40
15 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
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Feral Scream (Part 2)

#20 - Feral Scream (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 6

Afraid of what he's becoming and unable to control it, Cheetor tries to hide his temporary transmetal 2 transformation, leading the others to believe a mutant beast has destroyed him.

star 8.31
13 votes
Bad Spark

#21 - Bad Spark

Season 2 - Episode 8

Cheetor discovers a huge stasis pod, containing Protoform X - a failed Maximal experiment that created an indestructible spark but drove it insane in the process. When Predacons arrive, a fight breaks out over it, setting off an energon storm that leaves Blackarachnia and Silverbolt together damaged, having to fend for themselves - While Protoform X awakens, looking for a victim...

star 8.29
14 votes
Cutting Edge

#22 - Cutting Edge

Season 3 - Episode 4

Two young cave-humans are separated from their parents by an attack from Megatron's new transmetal enhanced raptor clones. Optimus chases off the raptors and charges Blackarachnia and Cheetor with escorting the kids back to their homes.

star 8.25
12 votes
The Spark

#23 - The Spark

Season 1 - Episode 15

Rhinox spots a falling stasis pod while surveying unused Predacon territory. He is the first to arrive, but the pod is damaged and he is unable to activate the DNA scanner. Unless he can get it working again soon, the protoform's spark will be extinguished.

star 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Colin Davies
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Dark Designs

#24 - Dark Designs

Season 1 - Episode 13

After Rhinox thwarts a Predacon trap, Megatron decides it's time to test Tarantulas' newest device on him - reprogramming the Maximal into a Predacon. Megatron is certain that the new ally will make overrunning the Maximal base easy, though it seems like the new Rhinox has other ideas.

star 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Ian Weir
Changing of the Guard

#25 - Changing of the Guard

Season 3 - Episode 3

Unable to jury-rig defenses using parts from the Ark, the Maximals send Rattrap down under water in a small capsule to retrieve Sentinel from wreckage of the Axalon. But Megatron wants to lay his hands on it too, and Rampage and Depthcharge fighting it out in the area, nobody's safe.

star 8.23
13 votes