Zilong Qian, codenamed Talon, is a G.I. Joe team leader.
When Galvatron's Decepticons invaded Shanghai and Optimus Prime's Autobots arrived in response, Qian led a group of PLA Mecha Force pilots in mecha to attack all Cybertronians present. The President of the United States invited the Mecha Force to assist the Earth Defense Command on U.S. soil, and Qian worked with Spike Witwicky in tracking and dealing with Prime's Autobots. Qian was thus present for General Joe Colton taking command of the EDC and a more violent approach than under Marissa Faireborn. Subsequently, Zilong Qian joined G.I. Joe under the codename "Talon".
- Zilong Qian debuted in the final arc of The Transformers volume 2 and has since been a recurring character in successor series Optimus Prime.
- You are not reading this page wrong; "Zilong Qian" is his name given in-story in Western order. To date his name has never been presented in East Asian order.