Waspinator is a Predacon who works for Megatron. He is one of the six original Predacons who stole the Golden Disk. His beast form is a wasp.
He is the tertiary antagonist in Beast Wars: Transformers and the secondary antagonist in it's sequel Beast Machines.
Waspinator often gets beat up or blown to bits. Waspinator did not become a Transmetal, as he was knocked into a repair chamber because of the quantum surge. Near the end of Season 3, Waspinator quit the Beast Wars, as he was tired of being evil and getting beat up. His final injuries were suffered when Quickstrike and Inferno blasted him. After the Beast Wars ended and the Maximals captured Megatron, Waspinator finally found happiness on Earth, being worshipped by the protohumans as a god.
In the sequel, Waspinator rejoined Megatron on Cybertron after the protohumans kicked him out of their settlement for flicking rocks at their heads and grew tired of his rule over them. Once home on Cybertron, he was transformed into the Vehicon general Thrust. He loved being a cool biker-bot as he now got respect and was finding chicks dig the new brooding bad boy slick and he also enjoyed being Megatron's new right-hand bot. Thrust was one of the first of Megatron's Vehicon generals to be created, and was the last one to stand against the Maximals. He is commander of the Motorcycle Drones, he is a dark, cold, brooding type, and is absolutely devoted to Megatron's goals, even though he knows what it means in the end for him.