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Decepticon is the name of a fictional characters created by Marvel. The creatures first appeared in The Transformers comics series, launched in 1984. Decepticons are robots, who fight Transformers, the evil side of the famous franchise, which today is known across the globe, not only as comics but also as a cartoon.

Meaning and history

Decepticon Logo history

Decepticonisa fictional character, which first appeared in the middle of the 1980s when the first Transformers series was created. In 1984, an animated series about robot transformers with a mind and a soul and the ability to transform into different kinds of machinery was released. Over the years, Transformers has not become any less popular, and in 2007 Michael Bay finally brought the story to the cinema screen.

The transformers is a story of Autobots and Decepticons, members of the fictional race of Cybertronians, inhabitants of the planet Cybertron. Although they are robots, these creatures are endowed with a mind and soul, capable of feeling pain and suffering.

Two species of Cybertronians are known: Autobots and Decepticons (“robot deceivers”). If Auto it’s are the main, good, character of the franchise, the Decepticons are their antagonists.

Cybertronians resemble humans in body structure. They have heads, necks, and torsos, as well as arms and legs. However, inside, transformers are structured differently. They have biological and technological components.

The soul of every robot is the Spark, which is the repository of personality and memory, and also the source of life. Important biological parts of each Cybertronian are the Transformation Gear and the Vocal Processor. Also, cybertronts have an analog of human DNA – CNA and a bio-mechanical aura.

The technological component includes the brain module (without it, the robot turns into a helpless drone). The body of each cybertronts a mass of microchips, sensor sensors, and processors. The transformer’s armor resembles human skin and protects the robot from damage.To live, Cybertronians need a special mineral – Energon. Otherwise, they don’t need air or food.

What is Decepticon?
 Decepticon is a common name for a group of characters created by Marvel within the Transformers franchise, which was released in the middle of the 1980s. These are the negative characters who are the strangest adversaries of the Transformers, the main characters of the franchise.

1984 – Today

Decepticon Logo
This logo was created for the first edition of Decepticons in 1984, and it’s still in use today. It mostly consists of sharp, angular shapes, including the central piece that resembles an arrowhead. On its each side, there’s an isosceles triangle separated from the main head by blank space, hinting at the robots’ shifting nature.
The shapes are supposed to look menacing, but it’s also a direct reference to what Decepticon robots usually transform into: aircraft. The central element looks exactly like a nose of a plane.

1993 – 1995

Decepticon Logo 1993

The emblem of Decepticons hasn’t changed much throughout the years, it is very recognizable and has its unique style and character. Moreover, the logo of the antagonist robots has been a part of The Transformers’ visual identity for more than a decade, after the first release of the series.

The emblem of the Decepticons is a stylized geometric mask, composed of several figures with straight lines and sharp angles. The triangular face of the creature is usually executed in blue and has two large white triangular eyes, along with white space between the blue geometric elements.

Depending on the placement, the white space between the logo parts can be thinner or thicker — thus, when placed in a white background, it looks lighter with more white details, but when the background boasts black or another dark color, white elements turn into thin lines on a blue mask, which also gains a double blue and white outline.

When the symbol was placed on the Transformers logo, it was executed in different color palettes, depending on the style of the wordmark, so the iconic mask could be seen in red and silver, yellow and red, a blue-red-white tricolor, and gradient purple. Today the Decepticon emblem is sometimes also executed in a three-dimensional style, with the use of gradient blue or purple shapes and a light solver or white outline of its voluminous geometric elements.

Decepticon emblem

Whatever the color palette of the emblem is, it is instantly recognizable, and not only by fans of the famous franchise. The Decepticon logo is sharp and modern, which is a rare thing for a symbol, created more than three decades ago.

Font and Color

The primary Decepticon badge is based on just a graphical element, formed of several geometric figures with clean distinctive contours and sharp angles. There is no lettering on this logo, so no typeface to discuss. As for the color palette of the Decepticon visual identity, it is minimalistic and monochrome, built around the combination of black and white, a timeless symbol of strength, stability, and brutality, which elevated the clean sharp contours of the emblem, making them even more masculine and powerful.