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Supreme Military Commander, King of Kings, and President for Life of the Democratic Socialist Federated Republic of Carbomya.


Abdul Fakkadi is from the original (“G1”) Transformers cartoons – the ones after the movie. He debuted in “Five Faces of Darkness Part 1” (Sep 1986).

He runs a small African country called Carbomya, whose oil, according to Decepticon Octane, creates the best energon in the Milky Way Galaxy.

This character was a mishmash of Reagan-era racist clichés. He seems to mostly be a spoof of Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi (معمر القذافي), since Libya was targetted by US military raids back then. Plus bits of other Middle-Eastern and African authoritarian leaders of the 1970s and 1980s.



  • Real Name: Abdul Fakkadi.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base of Operations: Carbomya, Africa.
  • Height: 6’0″ (1.82m). Weight: 210 lbs. (95 Kg.). Age: Mid 30s.
  • Eyes: Black. Hair: Black.

Powers & Abilities

Fakkadi is an experienced military dictator.

Abdul Fakkadi - Transformers G1 cartoon - uniform


Abdul Fakkadi was first seen denying Autobots Blaster and Outback a landing clearance for his airport. That was even though they were looking for Decepticons in his country.

Outback found Dirge and Thrust in the Carbomyan airport. He asked them Chaar’s location, to which they answered “Coordinates 90B Mark 8.”

For a while, Abdul allowed Trypticon and Octane to recover there after a clash with Metroplex. Eventually, though, they had to start stealing monuments to avoid eviction.

They started with Fort Knox, then the Taj Mahal, then the Eiffel Tower, but Metroplex stopped them at the Kremlin. Trypticon still managed to frame Metroplex for that attempted theft, convincing Earth that he was also behind the other building thefts.

Fakkadi then asked the Autobots to invade Carbomya to repulse Galvatron. But when they saved him and his country, he had to accede to Metroplex returning the stolen buildings.


Abdul Fakkadi is a Middle-Eastern or Northern African man of slightly above average height and build.

He has thick black hair and beard. Plus a highly decorated military uniforms befitting his position.

Abdul Fakkadi - Transformers G1 cartoon - gold bars


Fakkadi seems in over his head as a dictator. He seemed to think his alliance with Octane would help matters, but that turned sour very quickly.


“As Supreme Military Commander, King of Kings, and President for Life of the Democratic Socialist Federated Republic of Carbomya, I give no clearance to land ! DO NOT THINK TO AROUSE MY IRE !”

“If that idiot keeps bringing me monuments, we will have a thriving tourist trade.”

DC Universe Adaptation

(This section proposes ways of using this character in DC Universe stories).

The equivalent in the DC Universe was the country of Bialya, once ruled by the buffoonish Colonel Rumaan Harjavti. Bialya was mostly razed in 2007, during the 52 series.

DC Heroes RPG

Abdul Fakkadi

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 04
Init: 012 HP: 010


Artist (Actor): 05, Charisma: 05, Military Science: 04, Vehicles: 04, Weaponry: 05


Area Knowledge (Carbomya), Expansive Headquarters (Imperial Palace).


None demonstrated.


Power Lust.


Dictator of Carbomya.



Writeups.org writer avatar Sébastien Andrivet

By Robert Marcum & Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Transformers (1984 TV series, 3rd Season).

Helper(s): Ethan Roe.

Writeup completed on the 29th of November, 2017.