The name or term Garboil refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Garboil (disambiguation).
Garboil is a Decepticon Mini-Cassette.
No, not "garble".

Garboil (ガーボイル Gāboiru) is a member of the elite Cobalt Sentries, the "public safety unit" of the Decepticon Secret Police. His primary function is information control; he keeps tabs on everyone. Not just the citizens of worlds under Decepticon control in his endless hunt for rebels, but also on his fellow Decepticons, weeding out potential traitors or potential future Secret Police members. When he's not doing that, he's making sure the right information is being released to the troops or public... even if the "right" information is a carefully crafted pack of lies.

Despite his important position within the Secret Police, he has very little combat capability. His main strength is in his vocoder, which is capable of generating a powerful cacophonic blast with a subsonic override signal, causing confusion and fear in his targets.


In 2016, Megatron promoted Barricade to head the Colbalt Sentries, and Garboil and Howlback to assist Barricade in his new assignment.

In 2017, while defending Megatron's planetary engines, Garboil was crushed with debris.



Alternate Universes

Apocalypse World

In the Apocalypse World alternative future, Garboil is believed dead, killed by Blaster.


Garboil has been played by Barricade, Bzero, and Zerombr.




  • "Garboil" is an actual English word, meaning "confusion" or "uproar"... hence his special power.
  • Garboil's coloration is based on a pre-Transformers Micro Change "Microcassette Robo" version of the toy, the blue MC-03 Condor. This deco was only available individually in the Micro Change line.
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