is a fictional character
in the Transformers
Although the Fallen's origins are only suggested in his comic book appearance, they would be fully explained in Dorling Kindersley's Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. One of the original thirteen Transformers created by Primus, the robot who would become the Fallen betrayed his creator by siding with Primus's dark twin, the malevolent planet-eater, Unicron. In the final battle between Primus and Unicron, the Fallen fell victim to the same fate as his master, sucked through a black hole into another dimension. However, while Unicron emerged into another universe, the Fallen was not so fortunate, finding himself trapped in the "underspace" between dimensions.
The Fallen made his only appearance in the second volume of Transformers: The War Within
- the Dark Ages. Around 6.5 million years ago, a test of the experimental "space bridge" matter-transport system on Cybertron
liberated the Fallen from his prison, and he materialized on Cybertron, where he quickly recruited the Chaos Trinity
, three mystically-inclined Decepticons
- into his employ. Abducting Transformers that he identified as possessing "genetic potential" within their sparks
and Hot Spot
- the Fallen planned to use their energies to awaken Primus from his self-imposed slumber, thereby alerting Unicron to his location, allowing the world-eater to renew hostilities with his old enemy. An attack from combined Autobot and Decepticon forces led by Shockwave
disrupted his plans, and Primus himself reached out and promptly destroyed the Fallen.
- Titanium The Fallen (2007)
- The only toy version of The Fallen was released in 2007 as a part of the Transformers: Titanium toy line as a 6" transforming figure.
The character is rumored to appear in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(2009). Simon Furman
, who is writing the comic book adaptation of the film, confirmed the title is not just an in-joke.