A spark: when a spark goes online, there is great joy. When one is distinguished, the universe weeps.
~ Rhinox

Rhinox is a maximal and a soldier of the Beast Wars. He was one of few maximals that fought in the beast wars and survived. When arriving to prehistoric Earth, he took the form of a Rhinoceros. He is voiced by Richard Newman.

He loves nature and does not wish to fight but when threatened, he is prepared and can pack a punch. He is close friends with all of his maximal counterparts. Optimus Primal and Rattrap are his two best friends and he was more of a fatherly/uncle figure to Cheetor and Airazor . Even Dinobot and Megatron respected him. He appeared in all 52 episodes of the cartoon series Beast Wars and is one of the few that did not upgrade to a transmetal, something that would later prove to be quite detrimental when he returned to Cybertron.

In a series sequel/spinoff Beast Machines, the surving Maximals return to Cybertron to find it overrun by mindless drones of Megatron. Due to his lack of a transmetal form, Rhinox was paralyzed and captured by Megatron and turned into a Vehicon general and given the form of a giant tank. From that moment onward, he would be known was Tankor. When Optimus restored his memory, he became a rogue and plotted to overthrow both Optimus and Megatron. His plans got foiled and he sacrificed himself to save Optimus and his spark joined the matrix.


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Beast Era
Maximals: Optimus Primal | Rhinox | Cheetor | Rattrap | Dinobot | Tigatron | Airazor | Silverbolt | Blackarachnia | Depth Charge | Tigerhawk | Nightscream | Botanica | Noble

Unicron Trilogy
Optimus Prime | Hot Shot | Jetfire | Red Alert | Smokescreen | Scavenger | Blurr | Side Swipe | Ironhide | Inferno| Wing Saber | Omega Supreme | Rodimus | Prowl | Landmine | Bulkhead | Downshift | Cliffjumper | Arcee | Signal Flare | Skyblast | Strongarm | Superion Maximus | Vector Prime | Leobreaker | Scattershot | Override | Brakedown | Clocker | Snarl | Backstop | Scourge | Evac | Crosswise | Metroplex | Quickmix | Lugnutz

Optimus's crew
Optimus Prime | Bumblebee | Prowl | Bulkhead | Ratchet | Sari Sumdac | Isaac Sumdac
Elite Guard
Ultra Magnus | Sentinel Prime | Jazz | Blurr | Jetfire & Jetstorm
Grimlock | Snarl | Swoop
Cybertron intelligence
Arcee | Cliffjumper
Omega Supreme | Wreck-Gar

Prime Wars Trilogy
Optimus Prime | Megatron | Windblade | Rodimus\Hot Rod | Mistress of Flame | Computron | Metroplex | Perceptor | Victorion | Fortress Maximus | Optimus Primal
Grimlock | Sludge | Swoop | Snarl | Slug | Volcanicus

Shattered Glass
Megatron/Galvatron | Cliffjumper | Starscream | Sir Soundwave | Thundercracker | Skywarp | Sideswipe

Bumblebee | Windblade | Optimus Prime | Grimlock | Maccadam | Hot Rod | Wheeljack | Arcee | Jetfire | Chromia | Ratchet | Prowl | Cheetor | Perceptor | Whirl | Clobber | Dead End | Kup | Blurr | Thunderhowl | Cosmos

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