The Decepticons are a race of robots from the Transformers media franchise. They were comic book characters that were published from 1984 to 1991. Most of the issues were authored by Simon Christopher Francis Furman. According to the original plot, an animated series was filmed, where the Decepticons acted as the invaders. The warlike villains wanted to take full control of the world and, under the leadership of Megatron, destroyed the Autobot. In addition, in 1984, the American conglomerate Hasbro, Inc. started selling Transformers toys. Among them were ten Decepticons, capable of transforming into planes and weapons.
Meaning and History
What is Decepticon?
The Decepticon represents the main characters of the Transformers media franchise, an enemy of the Autobots, turning into various vehicles, including flying ones. Its name has two pillars: “deception” and “construction.”
Each faction in the fictional universe has its emblem, and different subgroups and even individual characters may have different symbols. As for the Decepticons, who are a subrace of Cybertronian, they use the purple mask insignia. The logo is presented in two versions, but the second was developed for Generation 2 and went out of use in the mid-1990s.
1984 – today
The current emblem first appeared on Hasbro products in the 1980s. The designers created it based on the stylized Soundwave head from the debut toy line. This is a simplified depiction of the face of a character who, according to the plot, was the most loyal soldier of Megatron.
However, in the animated series, the Decepticon icon has a completely different version of its origin. It is believed to have been based on a blurry “portrait” of Fallen. Another faction, Autobot, has similar discrepancies in the history of the logo.
On the first packages of toys, the race symbol did not look the same as it does now. The designers made it three-dimensional and used a metallic effect. They also decorated the top with a small white triangle, which misled the creators of the animated TV series Transformers and forced them to add one extra protrusion that shouldn’t be on the logo. So the main Decepticon icon doesn’t match the one in the cartoon.
It consists of many geometric shapes folded together: mostly polygons that form a “fox face” with a kind of “crown” at the top and two symmetrical triangles at the bottom.
1993 – 1995
Who is the Decepticon logo?
The Decepticon logo is based on the first versions of Transformers toys and features a mask from the face of Soundwave, who became one of the leading characters in the Transformers universe.
In the early 1990s, the G2 Decepticon logo appeared, based on the previous version. A new generation of Decepticons used it. They did not know that the same symbol existed for a long time from the Cybertronian Empire but in a different color.
The second symbol also consisted of polygons and looked like a stylized robot face. But the shape and arrangement of the geometric shapes were different from what it was before. In the center was a large white triangle, pointed upside down. The rest of the elements, with a few exceptions, were purple and were in or around this triangle.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
What is a Decepticon symbol?
The Decepticon symbol consists of complex geometric shapes separated by a thin line and forming a multi-structured mask.
Why are the Decepticons evil?
The Decepticons are originally an evil, high-tech race of robots that are incapable of positive emotions. They want to find energy sources on Earth to defeat the Autobots and subjugate the entire universe.
What is the Decepticon motto?
Decepticon has several slogans. In the original Generation 1 cartoon, the characters used the rallying cry “Decepticons attack!”, In Transformers – “Transform and rise up!”
The Decepticons now have the same symbol they used in the beginning. It depicts the face of a robot, although it is difficult to guess because of the sketchiness of the drawing. The emblem looks like a complex multi-component ornament of geometric shapes. But it has perfect symmetry: the right side is the same as the left.
None of the Transformers insignia is inscribed, and the Decepticons logo is no exception. It’s just a stylized “portrait” of one of the robots, painted in two colors: purple and white.