Backbite is a Decepticon character in the Generation One continuity.


Right in the robo-junk!

Backbite was a Decepticon assassin who attempted to murder Optimus Prime during the early stages of the Great War. He wielded an energy sword.

(Note: Backbite was never referred to by name in the fiction; his name was given in later interviews with author Simon Furman.)


Dreamwave Comics

Along with Darklight and Umbra, Backbite invaded the Chamber of the Ancients in Iacon, just as Optronix accepted the Matrix of Leadership and became Optimus Prime. Backbite was the first to fall, briefly sparring with Grimlock and Bumblebee before being gunned down and killed by Kup and Hound. The War Within, Part 1

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