The Transformers

The WORST episodes of The Transformers

Every episode of The Transformers ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of The Transformers!

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Last Updated: 8/15/2022Network: Syndication
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The Return of Optimus Prime (2)
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5.39
59 votes

#1 - The Return of Optimus Prime (2)

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired 3/3/1987

Optimus Prime is back and leads a team to Charr to retrieve the ship alloy from Galvatron. Galvatron guides them to it's location, but they confront a couple dangers and must fend off infected Transformers. Optimus and SkyLynx are the only ones not infected and barely get away with the alloy. The alloy is used to safeguard Optimus from the Hate Plague for his battle against Rodimus as the Matrix is the key to the cure.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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The Return of Optimus Prime (1)
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5.83
66 votes

#2 - The Return of Optimus Prime (1)

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 3/2/1987

While testing a new ship alloy, Jessica Morgan and Gregory Swafford (who hates Transformers) stumbled upon the ship Optimus Prime was on and saved him. Some time afterward, Jessica gets hurt in a battle between Protectobots, Technobots and Terrorcons, causing her father and Gregory to plot revenge. They use Optimus to lure the Autobots into a trap, getting them infected with Hate Spores which make them go berserk. As the infection spreads, Sky Lynx seeks out a Quintesson that could bring Optimus back to life.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Carnage in C-Minor
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6.73
56 votes

#3 - Carnage in C-Minor

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/14/1986

The Autobots and Decepticons find that the voices of three aliens (Allegra, Zebop Scandana and Basso Profundo) can make a powerful weapon.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Thief in the Night
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6.76
62 votes

#4 - Thief in the Night

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/6/1986

Octane locates the defeated Trypticon and brings him to Carbombya. There, they follow orders from Fakhaddi in order to get energon. They begin stealing landmarks around the world for him.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Money is Everything
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6.79
47 votes

#5 - Money is Everything

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 11/17/1986

Marissa Fairborne and the Technobots encounter Dirk Mannis, who possesses the dangerous Recreator. Turns out the Quintessons want the Recreator for themselves and Dirk is happy to give it to them so long as he gets paid. Marissa and the Technobots get tangled into the resulting betrayals and scheming.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Surprise Party
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6.79
53 votes

#6 - Surprise Party

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/9/1986

Wheelie and Daniel want to have a party for Ultra Magnus after a recent good deed of his. However, Ultra Magnus' birthday is unknown, even to him. Wheelie and Daniel try to find out the answer from Autobot records. Unfortunately for them, Cyclonus decides to intervene.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Auto-Bop
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6.81
57 votes

#7 - Auto-Bop

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/13/1985

Innocent people fall under Megatron's control through music being played at a club.

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Hoist Goes Hollywood
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6.89
57 votes

#8 - Hoist Goes Hollywood

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 11/21/1985

Hoist gets a big break into show business after rescuing stuntmen. Sunstreaker, Powerglide, Warpath and Tracks are along for the ride as well. On the road to a movie career, however, they learn Dirge has stolen a device from Wheeljack's lab.

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The Face of the Nijika
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6.96
47 votes

#9 - The Face of the Nijika

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/20/1986

A group of Autobots, Cyclonus and Quintessons become trapped within a Quadrant Lock Disc that has also kept the planet Zimojin and it's inhabitants trapped for thousands of years. To get out the Quintessons need a component belonging to Perceptor, but he has several parts taken out which are used by Katsudan to make repairs on a robot. Now in the small form, Perceptor learns the Zimojins were trapped there by the Quintessons out of fear.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Only Human
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6.96
49 votes

#10 - Only Human

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/13/1986

After the Autobots interfere with one of his plans, Victor Drath gets help from Ol' Snake (none other than the notorious Cobra Commander) to create artificial human bodies. Rodimus, Springer, Ultra Magnus and Arcee get caught and placed in the artificial bodies. Seemingly human, they will have to find a way to reverse what was done to them and stop Drath from using their original bodies against Autobot City.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Madman's Paradise
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7.00
50 votes

#11 - Madman's Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/13/1986

Daniel leaves a banquet being hosted by his parents. He and Grimlock end up discovering a Quintesson chamber and get stuck in a magical world.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Nightmare Planet
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7.00
47 votes

#12 - Nightmare Planet

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/31/1986

Daniel's nightmare troubles get a lot worse when the Quintessons make them real. Autobots and Predacons are forced to join forces in order to fight these nightmares.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Chaos
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7.02
62 votes

#13 - Chaos

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/30/1986

An alien is discovered to have a powerful weapon that fires crystals, which are taken from a creature Kup knows of, Chaos. Galvatron plans to construct his own powerful weapon on Chaos' home and several Autobots race to prevent him from using it on Cybertron.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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The Big Broadcast of 2006
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7.02
47 votes

#14 - The Big Broadcast of 2006

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/12/1986

The Junkions fall victim to subliminal messages from the Quintessons, who are trying to get a journal off the Planet of Junk. This also causes the Junkions to attack Sky Lynx and Astrotrain, which brings the Autobots and Decepticons into the situation. Unfortunately, a screw up makes the Junkions send out the subliminal messages on their own, bringing about mass confusion and destruction.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court
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7.03
62 votes

#15 - A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/24/1985

Spike, Hoist and Warpath find their battle with a group of Decepticons interrupted when they all get sent back in time to the middle ages.

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Sea Change
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7.04
56 votes

#16 - Sea Change

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/20/1985

Seaspray falls in love, but the object of his affection is part of a rebel movement on another world.

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Five Faces of Darkness (5)
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7.05
60 votes

#17 - Five Faces of Darkness (5)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/19/1986

The Constructions use the newly created Trypticon to battle Metroplex, who is still unable to transform, on Earth. Sky Lynx tries to get the needed cog for Metroplex, which is with Blurr and Wheelie, but gets into a fight of his own. The Autobots and Decepticons continue fighting on Cybertron, until the Quintessons manage to immobilize them, leaving only Spike to save the day.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Ghost in the Machine
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7.05
56 votes

#18 - Ghost in the Machine

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/21/1986

Starscream, in Scourge's body, attempts to complete three assignments for the damaged Unicron in exchange for getting a new body.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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Kremzeek!
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7.06
54 votes

#19 - Kremzeek!

Season 2 - Episode 45 - Aired 12/27/1985

A creature made out of energy, Kremzeek, gets made and causes trouble for the Autobots, Decepticons and Japan.

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Child's Play
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7.07
60 votes

#20 - Child's Play

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/7/1985

The space bridge accidentally sends several Autobots and Decepticons to a strange world in which they are no bigger than toys.

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The Girl Who Loved Powerglide
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7.08
59 votes

#21 - The Girl Who Loved Powerglide

Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired 11/18/1985

The Decepticons are trying to learn the secret surrounding a man's invention and go after his teenage daughter. Powerglide intervenes to rescue her, but this causes her to fall in love with him.

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Five Faces of Darkness (3)
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7.09
64 votes

#22 - Five Faces of Darkness (3)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/1986

The destruction of Quintessa causes the Autobots to arrive at Goo and poor Springer loses some parts. Blurr and Wheelie are stuck in a hostile place and are in need of some help. Meanwhile, the Quintessons agree to give vital energy to the Decepticons so long as the Autobots are destroyed.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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The Quintesson Journal
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7.10
48 votes

#23 - The Quintesson Journal

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/11/1986

Two planets are locked in a destructive war and the Autobots attempt to bring about peace. Things do not go so well, however, until a Quintesson Journal is found and provides evidence of Quintesson involvement in the war.

Directors: Peter Wallach
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City of Steel
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7.12
59 votes

#24 - City of Steel

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/17/1985

The Decepticons plan to take New York and turn it into their new home base, disassembling Optimus Prime in the process. The rest of the Autobots must save Optimus and New York City without their leader.

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Heavy Metal War
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7.13
111 votes

#25 - Heavy Metal War

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/15/1984

The Constructicons, recently created for the Decepticons, have built a device to give Megatron the powers and skills of his soldiers. All this is to give him the advantage in a challenge he issues to Optimus Prime. And if Optimus loses, he and the Autobots must leave Earth.

Directors: John Walker
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