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The name or term Dreadwing refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Dreadwing (disambiguation).
Dreadwing is a Decepticon from the Generation 2 section of the Generation One continuity family.
New Dreadwing
Is punishing
His Gatling gun is illin'!
This Decepticon bomber's a
A three-in-one villain that's chillin'!
Combat tank and sonic jet
Transform into double-trouble robots
Their missiles go boom
Spelling certain doom
As they take apart the awesome Autobots![1]

European market names: Ace Evader/Stealth Assault


Marvel Comics continuity

Generation 2

Darkwing was badly damaged while defending his commander Bludgeon against the returning Megatron. The Power and the Glory After resuming leadership of the Decepticons, Megatron had Darkwing rebuilt in a much larger and more powerful form. Dreadwing made his debut with his new body by obliterating the inoffensive Rheanimum miners of Tykos. New Dawn

(Note: Darkwing was never referred to by the name Dreadwing, always being called "Darkwing", even though his design was clearly based on the Dreadwing toy.)

Japanese story pages

Dreadwing, by nature, was a pacifist. He loathed war and chose not to get involved. However, once he realized that the wars on Cybertron would never end, he was forced to take a stand. Not being of outstanding intelligence, Smokescreen was able to manipulate him into siding with the Decepticons. He coerced Dreadwing into believing that if he helped the Decepticons win the Generation 2 wars, then all war would end on Cybertron. Secretly, Dreadwing preferred neither side and desired to obliterate them all.

When Megatron commanded his all-out assault on the Autobots, Dreadwing joined in. After Megatron's defeat, Dreadwing fled into deep space with the rest of the Decepticons.

Japanese G2 minicomics

During a decisive battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime, Megatron managed to gain the upper hand after a surprise attack by Hooligan crippled Prime's weaponry. Defenseless, Megatron ordered an aerial assault from Dreadwing and Smokescreen. The pair swooped down and bombarded Optimus Prime with missiles, nearly killing him. Their enemy virtually dead, they left the killing blow to Megatron.

Japanese Teletraan Go! Go! comics

As Jetfire sought out Battle Convoy with Teletraan 15 and Steeljaw aboard, Dreadwing and his partner Smokescreen attacked them in the hopes of being led back to the other Autobots. Battle Convoy appeared and ended the battle by cutting off one of Dreadwing's wings with his sword.


Generation 2

  • Dreadwing & Smokescreen (Decepticon, 1994)
Japanese ID number: TRF-10
Dreadwing transforms into a "flying wing" style stealth bomber with underslung six-missile gatling cannon. He can also transform into a treaded "tank" mode. In jet form, he can combine with Smokescreen's jet mode to make a complete aircraft. For some reason he came with an Autobot-style instruction book that instructed you to put Smokescreen's forehead sticker on the center of Dreadwing's face.
The same mold is used by BB, Robots in Disguise Dreadwind, and Gigant Bomb. The mold was also intended to be used for Megatron in Generation 2, but was never released.


  • Although his American and Japanese bios imply that he is an unique character, his physical model was used as the basis for Darkwing's upgraded form in Marvel's Generation 2 comics.


  1. Rap lyrics from the G2 Dreadwing commercial © Hasbro 1994 .

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