- Xal is a Cybertronic religious figure in the Generation 2 portion of the Generation One continuity family.
The true nature of the great Xal is unknown.
Marvel Comics continuity
On a distant planet (variously Karn or Korn), the Cybertronian Empire commander Mindset led a systematic slaughter of the planet's primitive man-animals as part of commander Jhiaxus's plot to draw out Optimus Prime's rebel Autobot forces.
In the midst of their genocide, Mindset and his forces were set upon by the Swarm. Mindset first swore by "the creator" as he watched the inky mass move to consume his troops; when he was the only one left, Mindset called upon great Xal to protect him.
Mindset was then devoured by the Swarm.