SEASON THREE
SECRET FACT FILE
THE QUINTESSONS

The Quintessons are sinister robotic creatures with five-sided heads, including the face of Death. These tentacled beings, who travel on beams of energy, are cruel and emotionless, and the creators of all the Transformers on Cybertron, millions of years ago. The Quintessons never intended their intelligent machines to develop emotions, but to their horror, the Transformers rose up against their masters and drove them away from Cybertron. The Quintessons retreated to a planet they named Quintessa, where they lived a stark and barren existence with their Sharkticon guards. Sinister and vicious, lacking any individualistic intelligence, the Sharkticons usually serve as executioners for their Quintesson masters, who toss condemned victims into the Sharkticon pit.

The Quintessons finally decided to blow up their planet, Quintessa, to try to prevent Autobot captives and invaders from escaping. Their plot to destroy the Autobots failed, and now, without a world of their own, they roam the Universe with their Sharkticons, making victims of whatever luckless beings cross their path. Their goal is to regain control of Cybertron and eradicate all Autobots and Decepticons, yet so manipulative and cunning are they that they even tricked the Decepticons into helping them achieve their aim.

NARRATED BY VICTOR CAROLI

FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING EPISODES:
3.14 NIGHTMARE PLANET
3.17 CARNAGE IN C-MINOR
3.21 FIGHT OR FLEE