Dirge is one of the few remaining members of the ancient Insecticon clan, a group of Transformer warriors dating back to the beginnings of the Great War. Once a prominent commander in the clan, he has witnessed their numbers shrink over the ages. He views himself as the loyal leutenant which history will remember as standing by a great Emperor. Who that Emperor is does not matter to him, as long as the Decepticon Empire rises again. He has pledged his loyalty to Deathsaurus, until someone more powerful (and thus more worthy) comes along to replace him!