Supreme Commander is a rank used through-out all eras of Japanese fiction and some English fiction.
During Generation One, the Supreme Commander (総司令官 Sōshireikan?) was the absolute leader of the Autobots and, at first, sole bearer of the Matrix of Leadership. Later, Autobots were appointed the rank of Supreme Commander without having the Matrix passed down to them.
By the era of the Beast Wars, the rank of Supreme Commander was appointed to high-ranking Maximal generals, usually of Convoy status. The task of ruling over the Maximal race as a whole was the job of the Maximal Elders.
Known Supreme Commanders
- Deputy Supreme Commander (総司令官代理 Sōshireikan Dairi) for Ultra Magnus, Sky Garry and Jetfire
- Chief Supreme Commander (最高総司令官 Saikō Sōshireikan) for God Ginrai
- Ultimate Supreme Commander (究極総司令官 Kyūkyoku Sōshireikan) for Victory Saber and Magna Convoy
- Fire Supreme Commander (炎の総司令官 Hono'ō no Sōshireikan) for Fire Convoy
- Super Ultimate Supreme Commander (超究極総司令官 Chō Kyūkyoku Sōshireikan) for Magna Jet Convoy
- High-speed Mobile Supreme Commander (高速機動総司令官 Kōsoku Kidō Sōshireikan) for Sonic Convoy
There are similar titles to "Supreme Commander", including:
- Chief Commander (最高司令官 Saikō Shireikan) for Battle Convoy and Powered Convoy
- Strongest Commander (最強司令官 Saikyō Shireikan) for God Fire Convoy
- Dark Commander (暗黒司令官 Ankoku Shireikan') for Black Convoy and Flame Convoy
- Secret Commander (秘密司令官 Himitsu Shireikan) for Reverse Convoy
- Sonic Commander (音速司令官 Onsoku Shireikan) for Nitro Convoy
- Aerial Commander (航空司令官 Kōkū Shireikan) for Live Convoy
- Gigantic Commander (巨神司令官 Kyoshin Shireikan) for Megalo Convoy
- Optimal Optimus uses Maximal Supreme Commander as his function on his English bio card.
- Classics Megatron's function is Decepticon Supreme Commander.
- Machine Wars Optimus Prime's function is Supreme Commander.
- Leo Prime's function is Supreme Commander.
- Animated Ultra Magnus is referred to as the Autobot Supreme Commander.