Beast Wars Dinobot originally debuts in the series' premiere as a subordinate of Megatron, leader of the villainous Predacons. However, Dinobot challenges Megatron's leadership, and is shortly expelled from his crew. He eventually joins the ranks of Optimus Primal and the Maximals. Although he greatly enjoyed combat, he was driven by his code of honor, inspired by the samurai bushido code, and would often make quotes from the works of William Shakespeare. He fights alongside with the Maximals before ultimately sacrificing himself to save a group of primates from a Predacon onslaught. In the following season, Megatron reanimates Dinobot with transmetal technology, and recruits him to rejoin the Predacons. Outside of the television series, Dinobot's likeness was used to create several toys.