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Sweeps are the minions of Scourge created by Unicron. Sweeps are visually indistinguishable from Scourge himself, although Sweeps do not necessarily have identical voices. Although only a few are seen initially during Unicron's threat, there appears to be an inexhaustible supply of them later on. That's actually a good thing, as Galvatron tends to shoot them.
Like, all the time.
—Dumb Sweep., Sludge calling the kettle black
- Italian name: Incrociatori
The Transformers cartoon
- Voice actors: Jack Angel, Dick Gautier, Jerry Houser, Aron Kincaid, Chris Latta, Hal Rayle, Frank Welker (USA)
The original Sweeps were created by Unicron from fallen Decepticons, but the seemingly-infinite number suggests that Scourge or the Sweeps may possess self-cloning abilities similar to the Insecticons - altogether realistic, as the three original Insecticons were among the discarded bodies that Unicron used to form Cyclonus, Scourge, and their combined retinue.
The Sweeps are by far the favorite cannon fodder of Galvatron, being beaten or destroyed in any number of abysmal ways. These ways include being thrown into the great beyond, into lava pits, and into the path of an energy-mongering transorganic vampire monster, and of course, being shot at by Galvatron. This may explain their perceived cowardice, as well as their tendency to grumble and whine, because who'd honestly be stoked about being the Redshirts for the Decepticons?
- Scourge (1986)
- Japanese ID number: D-71
- Well, while technically not "Sweeps", any additional Scourge toys you may own can easily function as Sweep toys, what with the characters being identical and all.
- Sweeps (Deluxe, 2009) A redeco of Botcon 2009 Scourge (which is a remold of Cybertron Sideways) with a different shade of blue and the red translucent is replaced with yellow translucent