Affiliation: Predacon
Function: Aerial Combat
Alternate mode: Pterodactyl

Japanese Beast Wars name: 

First Cartoon Appearance: 
Beast Wars, part 1, episode 1

First comic appearance: none

The following text is an excerpt from the official Beast Wars Story Bible, written by Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio.  It's from a draft of Dec. 1995, before the first show aired...


Name: TERRORSAUR, Aerial Combat and Reconnaissance

Beast Form: Pterodactyl (Flyer)

Robotic Form: Red and Black Humanoid

Weaponry: Missile Launchers (Wing Mounted), Plasma Rifle (hand-held), Heat Beam (Eyes)  Sonic Flight BackBlast

Skills: Flight, Cunning, Aerial Combat,  UltraScan (long distance scanning), Computer

Interests/Hobbies: Terrorsaurs' hobby is planning ways to unseat Megatron.

Attitude: Terrorsaur firmly believes he was shortchanged when Megatron took command of the Predacons.  His power is far greater, he is more clever, he truly should rule. None of this is true of course, but he believes it.  He also believes Megatron will slaughter him if he says it, so he doesn't.  He is a classic case, a bully who is in reality a coward.

Terrorsaur broods a lot and complains a lot and when he's not doing that he wheels and deals with the other Predacons, hoping to convince them to support his bid for leadership.  You might think of him as a leathery Peter Lorre, toadying up to Megatron when he must, backstabbing him when he can.

He is most confident in himself when airborne, mainly because from the air he doesn't have to face anyone directly.  He is much happier strafing foes than trading blows.

Do not sell Terrorsaur short however.  He is a powerful aerial combatant and cunning enough to turn the slightest mistake into an advantage.  He is quite large for a flyer and can work up a tremendous speed if given enough room.  At supersonic speeds, his low-altitude flight can rip up jungles with the backblast.

He does not hate DinoBot as much as Megatron does (Indeed the defection gives him hope that Megatron can be defied) but tries to bring him down whenever possible to curry favor.


Megatron rules now, but one day Terrorsaur will change that.  He is obsessed with this notion.

Scorponok is a maniac and a fool and were Megatron not protecting him Terrorsaur would take care of him permanently.

Waspinator is also a fool but as he is the only other Flyer in the group, Terrorsaur feigns friendship for him.

Tarantulas worries him and scares him.

More toy pictures:
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Bibliography of significant appearances:  Terrorsaur played a significant role in many episodes of Beast Wars, season 1.  He was heavily featured in the following episodes: 

episode 6: Power Surge
Terrorsaur finds a floating mountain of Energon crystals and gets supercharged by them. He goes on a rampage, after defeating Megatron, he takes over the Predacons then prepares to turn his power on the Maximals.

episode 8: Double Jeprody
Tricked by Rattrap who lures him to believe he wants to become a Predacon.  Terrorsaur imprisons Megatron and again attempts to take control of the Predacon forces.  What follows is a humiliating defeat by the Maximals, in which he ends up temporarily decaptiated.

Other Appearances:  A Transmetal toy of Terrorsaur was released in 1998.  Although fictionally, this is little more than a glimpse of, 'what would have been.'  Terrorsaur seemingly died in the season 2, episode 1 episode after falling into the lava pit when his hover craft collided with Scorponok's, while the two were being altered by the Transwarp Surge...

A recolor of the original Transmetal toy was released as part of the TF: Armada line in 2003.  Personally, I consider this version to be his pre-beast wars form, Before he followed Megatron back in time to fight in the Beast Wars. 

terrorsaur.jpg (56926 bytes) TERRORSAUR
FIRST APPEARANCE: Beast Wars, Episode 1

Striking from the sky like a demonic dragon, this organically enhanced robot warrior is seldom seen ...until it's too late!   Megatron personally supervised his genetically engineered creation ensuring his devastating aerial combat efficiency.  Truly a terror, he is known to ingest entire flocks of birds by flying open mouthed through flight pattern.

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