First, a few things about this history
The Transformers---A History
In the beginning, there was only one Spark (or Lasercore). The Original Spark (or Lasercore) had the ability to merge with any machine and become its central nervous system in order to give that machine life. Its offspring shared this ability. It divided into several smaller sparks, each possessing unimaginable power. These sparks were violent and territorial, except for two, which shunned their brutal siblings. The 2 sparks were found by an alien named Primacron, who named them Primus and Unicron.
As the Sparks developed, Primus proved to be the more powerful of the two. Primus developed the power to reproduce without diminishing his own essence, unlike his siblings which multiplied by dividing, splitting into perfect duplicates of the parent (but with only half the strength and power of the parent Spark [or Lasercore]), and thus giving their offspring common memories. Primus' children were individuals with no memories prior to creation. He found favor in the Primacron's sight.
Primacron made Primus his assistant. Primacron would build magnificent robots (he even designed bodies for Primus & Unicron to inhabit) and Primus would fill them with life. Primacron grew to favor Primus EVEN more, and began to view Unicron as "Second Best", due to his inability to reproduce as Primus could.
Unicron grew jealous of Primus. He wanted to replace him as the Primacron's assistant. He wanted to be more powerful. At the same time Primus' joy grew greater and greater as more of his offspring came to life. This deepened Unicron's resentment of him.
Primacron & Primus had worked together for many years upon a special Project: a small planetoid that would fuel itself off of space debris. As the project neared completion, Unicron devised his plan. Spurned one too many times by Primacron, he would merge with the Planetoid, in an ultimate act of revenge against Primus & Primacron. He would gain unimaginable power, because He alone saw the mechanism's FULL potential.
When Primus & Primacron least suspected it, Unicron cast off his robotic body and became one with the planetoid. Primacron tried to override Unicron, but it was too late. Unicron unleashed a massive attack that killed all of Primus' Children (as far as we know) and destroyed the Primacron's lab.
Believing himself to be the sole survivor, Primus fled the lab, but not before leaving an Intelligent Computer to alert him or his children to Primacron's possible survival. Primus retreated into a metallic planet, too large for Unicron to ingest, yet. He also put himself into a trance. Primus and Unicron shared a mental link. As a precaution against another brutal attack, Primus chose this course of action. Before he went into his trance, Primus fashioned crude bodies and instilled life into them. They were to protect him as he slumbered.
Unfortunately, Unicron had other plans for them. From afar, he twisted their minds and bodies, in hopes that they would turn on their "Father".
When they attacked Primus, he easily defeated them. He did not have the heart to destroy his children, nor was it in his nature to do so. Instead he put them into a trance as well, and imprisoned them deep within the planet.
Millions of years passed. Unicron grew larger & larger with every meal.
While journeying across the Galaxy, devouring planet after planet, Unicron decided on a new course of action. He found a race of sentient organic invertebrates on a planet the he was soon to devour. With some consideration, Unicron decided to use these creatures to his advantage. They had a very high intelligence potential, but were very weak bodied. He took them all and reformed them into Cyborgs, half-organic, half mechanoid. He placed into their unconscious minds to seek out Primus' planet and destroy anything resembling a Lasercore, or Spark, that they discovered and after preparing them for space travel, sent them off into the Galaxy. Unicron wiped their minds of any knowledge of himself, their homeworld or their "creation".
The Quintessons after thousands of years discovered and colonized the planet. They were merchants and capitalistic industrialists, so they mined the planet's ores, and rebuilt the planet into a gigantic factory. They named it Cybertron.
The Quintessons became VERY prosperous because of this Planet. It became home to them. After a failed attempt to produce Cyborg slaves (named TransOrganics), they chose to pursue completely mechanical servants. They produced Mechanoids for every possible use. The most successful were the Slave units (available in two forms, light duty/social work and heavy-duty slaves) and the Gladiator Units (mainly sold as Military Hardware). The Quintessons developed stellar energy gatherers on Cybertron. These units turned gathered energy into Two forms: Energon and Plasma Energy (the latter was potent, unstable, and destructive to mechanoids). Gigantic rocket boosters were also built to keep the planet aligned, for optimal life support around their home star.
The noise of such an industry stirred Primus, who was hidden deep within Cybertron. When Primus emerged, he saw a planet teaming with machines like he had never seen before. They were strong & versatile. They were exactly what he needed to prepare for the coming conflict with Unicron.
Primus reproduced, and gave life to a few of the robots: some Gladiators, some Slaves. Primus wanted peaceful coexistence with the Quintessons, but upon discovering some of his Children, they quickly destroyed them. Every attempt a peace was met with the same response, death. The Quintessons viewed the Sparks as an infection and a threat to their way of life. They sought to kill every last one of Primus' Children. A war for survival had begun.
To bolster his forces, Primus begat more Sparks to live within more robots.
Primus and his children won a decisive battle at the planet's core, and Primus merged with the Supercomputer that ran the planetary factories, Vector Sigma. He placed his Lifeforce into a mobile receptacle to be carried by his Children, so that life could be spread. Only two of Primus' Children could access this "Matrix", one from the Slave class named Prima, the other, from the Gladiator class, named Maximo. They became the leaders of their respective races.
The Gladiator Class did most of the fighting, while the Slave Class kept up supply lines, repairs, and construction of new troops.
The Quintessons were losing the battle quickly. As often as they would kill a thousand robots, two thousand more would be created. As a final effort, the Quintessons built an army of giant robots, called Guardians. With them the Quintessons hoped to finally eradicate the rebels. They didn't count on the Matrix.
The Guardians inflicted many casualties among the robots. The Quintessons finally had the upperhand. They had Prima and his army cornered, ripe for destruction. At this point, Prima released the Matrix and life flowed into the Guardians!
The Guardians joined Prima and together they drove the Quintessons from Cybertron. The Quintessons could not leave all of Cybertron's resources to the Rebels, then they would unstoppable. The Quintessons rigged Cybertron's greatest energy resource, the Plasma Energy Chamber, to overload any mechanoids that attempt to access it. The energon facilities were safe in rebel control.
The Quintessons would continue to spy on their "Creations" and would even abduct some for experimentation, to find some weakness. In time, they learned how to clone the Sparks of their abductees, although they "dumbed them down" for control purposes, and began production of a new type of servant.
Thus begins the Golden age of Cybertron.
With peace at hand, and fearing that his Children are not ready to fight Unicron, Primus goes back into his trance. Vector Sigma continues to function with Primus' intellect within its memory banks.
The Matrix is used as communication with Primus, since his essence is mingled with that of Prima. Prima becomes a sort of Avatar of Primus.
Primus & Prima are joined at a Psychic level, but one so deep that Unicron isn't aware of it.
At this time the Transformers could reproduce by splitting (as seen in G2 comics).
Hundreds of thousands of years pass, and the Robots, who had adopted the names Autobot & Decepticon for the Slave & Gladiator class, respectively, coexisted peacefully.
For millennia, Prima grew in popularity and respect from both sides. He became so respected that many Decepticons held his word above Maximo's. Maximo watched as more and more of his "children" turned their backs on him to follow Prima.
Unicron watched Primus' children from far across the galaxy. He was not quite powerful enough to destroy Cybertron, so he concocted a plan to destroy Primus without having to come near him. Unicron would teleport some of Primus' children and keep them unconscious to study them. They were not unlike the ones that they had built with Primacron, but were much more powerful. Many that he abducted were given background programs to cause unrest and chaos among Primus' children. Maximo was one taken to Unicron. Unicron sensed his discontent. Unicron awoke Maximo. He made a proposal to Maximo. If he would bring the Matrix to Unicron, the Chaos Bringer would grant him his wildest dreams. Maximo was tempted, but felt that he could not betray his "father". So, Unicron rewrote Maximo's Spark (or Lasercore) and Programming to mimic his own. There was very little of Primus left in his heart. After this Maximo was VERY willing to perform Unicron's task.
But Unicron had put too much of himself into Maximo. Treachery filled Maximo's being. Maximo thought of a way to destroy Primus and Unicron. Maximo would steal the Matrix, the source of Prima's power & wisdom, and merge with Primus for himself. Then He alone would rule with the Power of BOTH titans.
When the time was right, he tried to knock Prima unconscious and then take the Matrix secretly, but Prima proved too powerful for Maximo to quietly subdue. Maximo killed Prima and took the Matrix. Upon accessing the Matrix, Maximo grew in size, strength, and intellect. He then changed his name to LIEGE MAXIMO. Due to the changes made by Unicron, the merge was not smooth and Liege Maximo was transformed into a hideous being. Several Autobots came to investigate the noises of the struggle, and found Liege Maximo standing over Prima's Body. He killed all but one (whom he had left for dead). He then returned back to the Decepticons and Claimed sovereign rule of Cybertron, by Primus' own hand.
The Survivor told the story of what happened to the other Autobots, and an outraged group of Autobots approached Castle Decepticon to bring Liege Maximo to justice. These were slaughtered without mercy by Maximo's elite guard.
This and other diplomatic disasters touched off the 1st Cybertronian war. The Guardians, whom no one could match, quelled this war. The Matrix rejected Liege Maximo and was rescued by the Autobot who later became Prime Nova, after an epic battle. Liege Maximo retreated into the depths of Cybertron, where he went into hiding, influencing events from the background and shadows. Many of the Original Autobots and Decepticons were destroyed during this war.
Hundreds of thousands of years pass.
The Decepticons and Autobots mistrust of each other grew as time went on. The two races seldom interacted, and had even begun to dwell separately. Treatment of the Autobots worsened in the Decepticon sectors until the Decepticons finally started enslaving the Autobots that wandered too near their territories.
When this was discovered, the Second Cybertronian War began. It was a short-lived war due again to the intervention of the Guardians. It was during this war that they developed the Ability to transform.
Cybertronians abducted by the Quintessons at this time would share this new discovery with their former "masters", through force, of course. The end result was a limitless group of killing machines known as Sharkticons.
Prime Nova was killed in the Second War, as was his successor, Sentinel Prime. In order to keep the Matrix safe from Decepticon hands, since there was no current successor to the title Prime, the Matrix was secretly put in custody of the oldest living Autobot, Alpha Trion.
At this time, there was a predetermined memory erasure of the former reproduction by division. This was instituted by Primus, and completely affected every Transformer. Now the only way for them to reproduce was either through Vector Sigma, or the Matrix.
After this, attempts at reconciliation were started, and it looked as if they would succeed. During this time Primus was deified in a form of ancestor worship. This was started primarily by Liege Maximo, and the Cult of the Ultimate warrior was born. The Autobots who worshipped Primus became known as the Sons of Cybertron. Both groups destroyed all records of Unicron's name, thinking it a source of evil. Unicron was only to be referred to as "The Chaos Bringer". Also at this time a cult of the Chaos Bringer was started secretly. They alone possessed knowledge of Unicron's name. The following details the Cybertronians’ religious aspects:
--The Sons of Cybertron--
The religion of the Autobots:
They deify Primus and believe that he alone is their Creator, that Primus chose Cybertron as the Final Battleground for fight with the Chaos Bringer.
They also believe that all Mechanoids should stay on Cybertron and protect their Sleeping Creator.
Regard all life as precious and worthy of existence.
Refer to Primus' Final Guardian as "The Last Autobot".
Basic Tenets include:
Equality among Sentient beings
Fight only when all peaceful means fail
The end does NOT justify the means
To them "Till all are one" means Reuniting Primus' Children.
The religion of the Decepticons:
They also deify Primus and believe him to be their Sole Creator.
They think that the best way to protect Primus is to take the fight to the Chaos Bringer, so that he will come no where near Primus.
They hold that Cybertron should be a Capitol to a vast Cybertronian Empire, utilizing EVERY resource in the Galaxy to fight the Chaos Bringer.
They regard Primus' final guardian as "The Ultimate Warrior"
Basic Tenets include:
Esoteric warrior society (might makes right; the strongest shall lead),
Honor driven (honor among themselves),
Goal oriented (the End justifies the Means philosophy)
Believe that all other races should be subjugated to help in the battle to come. They are viewed as resources.
"Till all are one" means that all shall live under one Decepticon Empire.
--Souls of Cybertron--
Religion of some from both groups
They deify Primus, believe he is their Sole creator.
They are caught in the middle: they believe that the Decepticons should fight, while the Autobots support them with supplies and repair facilities on Cybertron, while the Autobots are guarding Primus.
They are indifferent to the Civil war.
They are xenophobic and believe that Cybertronians should stay uninvolved with Alien races.
Call Primus' final guardian" the Soul of Cybertron"(most are wiped out in the 3rd, Great, War, the survivors either joined one side or the other, or went into hiding)
Basic Tenets vary; many divisions exist among this group.
"Till all are one" means the day that distinction between Autobot & Decepticon are done away with.
--Bearers of the Void--
Deify Unicron, they believe Primus is dead
Try to hamper all preparation for Unicron's coming
Infiltrate other sects
Cause mistrust between Sects & Races
Facilitate the rivalry and division between Autobots & Decepticons
Constantly seek to assassinate the Matrix Bearer.
They are the only ones that know Unicron's true name; all others refer to Unicron as "the Chaos Bringer", "god of darkness", "god of the void", & "the fallen god".
Anyone who discovers them will either become one of them, or be killed by the "bearers".
Basic Tenets include:
Unicron will triumph
The Universe will be consumed
The Matrix is not Primus' Spark (or Lasercore), but a weapon developed by those who fear Unicron, to use against the Chaos Bringer
All beings that refuse to bow to Unicron, must be destroyed
The Autobots and Decepticons must NEVER be allowed to unite
Any means necessary to bring about Unicron's triumph must be enacted
Secrecy is top priority, disclosure could bring unity to the Cybertronians, and punishment by Unicron
"Till all are one" refers to Unicron's final triumph, and He has consumed everything and his chosen ones dwell on him.
Don't believe in Primus or Unicron
Believe that they evolved from Non-Living Machines that developed into Sentient Mechanoids.
Some joined the Autobot Cause for Moral or
Political reasons, to overthrow the Decepticons genocidal conquest.
Others joined the Decepticons because they believe that they are the Epitome of the Perfect Lifeform & have the Inherent right to rule all that they survey.
Many pretend to follow another sect, often dwelling among them.
“Bearers of the Void” ALWAYS kill Evolutionaries for their unbelief.
With Evolutionaries, the end justifies the means, in most cases.
No basic tenets.
"Till all are one" is a political statement with varied meanings, to Evolutionaries.
Thousands of years passed.
As Unity was finally claiming victory across Cybertron, Liege Maximo developed a new plan for conquest & revenge. He would build a new type of Decepticon, stronger, faster, tougher, and complete with enough firepower to kill a guardian.
The Bearers of the Void used all of their resources to try to break up the Unity spreading across Cybertron. They exploited the Metallikato Tenet of spreading Decepticon Rule and take the final battle to Unicron by pitting Decepticon rulers against Autobot leaders that advocated staying on Cybertron and preparing for the Chaos Bringer's coming.
The Bearers convinced the Decepticon Leaders to utilize the Ancient Quintesson rocket boosters to make Cybertron a Mobile weapon. The Autobots vehemently opposed this action. The Decepticon army took control of the Rocket boosters by force. They restored the engines, but were stopped from igniting the boosters, by the Guardian robots, lead by a consortium of Autobot Leaders.
This was the final straw.
Liege Maximo created Three new Decepticons and took them to Vector Sigma to give them Life. They declared themselves: "Soundwave", "Shockwave" and the largest and strongest "Megatron". These Decepticons were also given the newly developed and top secret ability of personal flight.
These Decepticons were the first of a new army that would plunge Cybertron into the most destructive war yet, The 3rd Cybertronian War, also known as The Great War.
During the early stages of this war Megatron injured a young Autobot named Orion Pax. He was taken to Alpha Trion for repairs, who discovered that Orion Pax was the heir to the Matrix. After extensive reconstruction and merging with the Matrix, Orion Pax became Optimus Prime.
Megatron rose in power and popularity among the Decepticons, surpassing or eliminating all that stood between him and complete control of the Decepticon Military forces. No leader before had inspired or united the Decepticons as he had. Megatron forged the Decepticons into a single fighting entity bent on one goal: Peace through tyranny.
Optimus Prime taught the Autobots to fight back as the Guardians were exterminated one by one. With the Autobots' rebuilt battle ready bodies they were able to fight the Decepticons to a stalemate.
Megatron lead a successful raid on the Rocket Boosters. The Decepticons fired up the engines, and moved the Planet out of its orbit, destroying one of Cybertron's moons in the process. An Autobot attempt to override the Decepticon computer systems running the rockets to return Cybertron to its orbit failed miserably and the planet spun out of control into space. The rockets eventually burned themselves out, leaving Cybertron drifting out of control through space.
Sometime afterward, a Quintesson reconnaissance mission reported that Cybertron was gone, and a great deal of debris was left where it once was. The Quintessons assumed that their former slaves had finally destroyed each other, and took the Planet with them. The Quintessons rejoiced at the hated rebels' apparent demise. Justice, they felt, had been served.
The Third Cybertronian War raged back and forth for 5 million years.
Megatron and his Decepticon Scientists developed many new weapons of war. Megatron was able to sway the Constructicons to his side, and to betray their friend, Omega Supreme, in order to destroy an Autobot stronghold. In exchange for this favor, Megatron gave the Constructicons the newly invented ability to merge into a Giant robot, as large and powerful as a Guardian: Devastator. Omega Supreme, the last Guardian & only one to be given the ability to transform, was appalled by the destruction of his beloved Crystal City and betrayal by his best friends. He could only explain their treachery as a forced attempt by Megatron to rewrite the Constructicons programming. After an attempt by Devastator to reprogram Omega Supreme, Omega swore to get revenge on the Constructicons, and hunted them where ever they went.
Two brilliant Cybertronian scientists, Skyfire and Starscream, left Cybertron to explore a previously uncharted planet. During the expedition Skyfire was lost. Starscream searched the planet, but never found Skyfire. Upon his return, Starscream forsook the quest for knowledge and fully committed himself to the Decepticon Cause, becoming one of the most vile and murderous soldiers in the Decepticon fleet. Eventually he rose to Aerospace Commander, second only to Megatron.
Finally, Cybertron's resources were exhausted. There was no more fuel left. Planet wide blackouts were occurring.
Optimus Prime led a group of his best officers on a trek for more energy, to tip the balances of the war. Megatron discovered this plan and pursued them with a crew of his own.
Megatron had a Spacecruiser designed for interplanetary travel. A strange Crystal known as “The Heart of Cybertron” powered it. Its origin is shrouded in mystery. It was an object of unimaginable power found in the center of a world without any energy sources left. It is rumored that it is actually a piece of Primus' Spark (or Lasercore), or perhaps another god’s.
Two asteroids collided near the two ships, pummeling them with fragments. The Decepticons were discovered following the Ark. A boarding party of Decepticons invaded the Ark's bridge.
All of the Ark's energy reserves were depleted from clearing a path through the asteroid fragments & from the insuing battle.
As they approached the third planet, its gravitational force pulled them down. The Decepticon ship followed behind on a crash course with the planet.
The 2 crews crashed on an alien planet, Earth, and were not heard from.
An escape pod was released from the Decepticon ship, crashing on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The Decepticons who survived the crash imprinted on Earth Insects, and became known as Insecticons.
Shortly after Megatron's Disappearance, Liege Maximo came out of hiding and led the best Decepticons off to conquer other worlds, since their home was a dead husk. The Decepticon scientists had accidentally rediscovered the ability to reproduce through splitting. With a limitless supply of Decepticons, they were no longer dependent on Vector Sigma to repopulate. They left Cybertron on a mission of conquest.
A group of Autobots followed them, but they were dispatched, and dumped on the Planet of Junk.
The Decepticons started advancing on the Galaxy, conquering Planet after Planet. At some point, the new Decepticon Empire left the Milky Way Galaxy and spread to Intergalactic Star Clusters. They established a center of power which they named "The Hub", with Liege Maximo as leader. The Decepticons renamed their empire "The Cybertronian Empire". They went about reforming planets, especially inhabited ones, into new versions of Cybertron, completely replacing indigenous lifeforms with Decepticon technology and soldiers.
Many groups of Autobots left Cybertron, some in search of Optimus Prime, others seeking to flee the war consuming their world.
One group of Autobots crashed on a previously uncharted world. It was uncharted, because it had not existed very long. In fact, it was manufactured...by the Quintessons. Its name was Quintessa, and it was the new home to the Quintessons. All of the crew perished either in the crash or after being devoured by the wild mechanoid beasts that roamed the planet. The Quintessons never even knew that the Autobots were there. Only one survived, a small feisty Autobot named Wheelie.
Shockwave stayed behind on Cybertron, left behind and unaware of Liege Maximo's departure, fighting the Autobots and leading the Decepticons that were still on the planet, awaiting Megatron's return.
Cybertron's progress was slowed massively, due to the constant energy shortages and planetary blackouts that would sometimes last for centuries or even millennia.
The Constructicons left Cybertron, to search for their lost leader, Megatron and to flee their persecutor, Omega Supreme.
Four Million Years Passed
Earth Year- 1965
A stellar radiation burst reaches the Planet of Junk. The blast of Energy revitalizes the crashed Autobot ship's computer repair program. 90% of the ship's memory and crew's memories were lost. The computer found only one functioning vehicle on the entire planet, a two wheeled ground vehicle, and modified the Robots to transform into variations of it. Seeking information to synthesize a working language for the robots, who dubbed themselves Junkions, the computer used radio signals that had been transmitted from Earth decades before, but were just reaching the planet. An entire culture was developed around these signals. Through alien radio signals they learned the Universal Greeting.
Earth Year- 1984
A volcanic eruption in Mt. St. Hilary infuses energy into the Ark's Computer, Teletran I. Teletran I's memory banks were damaged during the crash, four million years before. It no longer knew the difference between Autobot & Decepticon. Teletran I sent a probe called "SkySpy" out to survey the planet, & bring back information on any life it may contain. Due to lost memory files and computer damage, Skyspy machines as the dominant lifeforms. It prepared to adapt the Transformers to earth by making their secondary mode mimic the earth "lifeforms" that closest suited their Cybertronian functions.
Teletran I began by repairing a Decepticon, Skywarp. Skywarp then pulled Megatron into the repair beam. The other Decepticons followed shortly thereafter.
The following Decepticons were repaired by Teletran I:
The newly awakened Decepticons quickly set about their work where they left off. Megatron prepared to gather energy from the earth, and build a new Spacecruiser, in order to return to Cybertron.
Unfortunately, for the Decepticons, they had not seen the end of the Autobots. Against warnings from Megatron, Second-in command Starscream fired a few shots at the Ark.
This caused tremors to pass through the Ark; enough to cause Optimus Prime to fall into the path of the repair beam.
The repaired and reconfigured Optimus Prime quickly repaired the other Autobots. The Autobots were primarily configured after ground vehicles.
The following Autobots were on the Ark:
The Decepticon Ravage was dispatched to investigate a possible Autobot sighting near the Decepticon stronghold. It was, in fact, a human vehicle, which Ravage had the pleasure to contact first. The humans fled for their lives.
The Decepticons went from place to place stealing resources and converting them into Energon Cubes. The Autobots attempted many times to thwart the Decepticons, but Megatron's forces prevailed and continued to gather Energon.
At one such battle, on an oil drilling platform, the Autobots made contact with humans and brought two back to the Ark for information on Earth and it's resources. They were Sparkplug Witwicky and his son, Spike.
The Decepticons completed the new Spacecruiser and lifted off after a brief battle with the Autobots. The Autobot Mirage had stowed away aboard the Spacecruiser, where, upon discovery, he sabotaged the Decepticon's controls, and escaped from the ship.
The Spacecruiser crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The Decepticons began developing the crashed spacecraft into an undersea base of operations.
The Autobots obtained contact and alliances with many of Earth's Governments in exchange for technology.
The Decepticons contacted Cybertron. Shockwave was still in control, but the planet was in dire straits. New technology had been invented, a teleportational device called a Space Bridge, but Cybertron didn't have enough energy to test it properly. The initial attempt to send Energon over the Spacebridge failed, with the Cubes lost in space. During a battle Megatron was blown into the Space Bridge as it was activating. Due to his ability to pilot himself through the void of space over the Space Bridge, Megatron arrived on Cybertron safely.
Upon Megatron's return to Earth, he sought out a newly discovered Antimatter formula. With the help of a young human scientist, Chip Chase, Megatron was stopped before he could use the Antimatter effectively.
Soon afterward Optimus Prime was injured in a battle with the Decepticon Jets and a later assassination attempt by Laserbeak. This prompted Chip Chase and several Autobots to travel to Cybertron by hitching a ride on the Space Bridge. This revealed that humans could travel and dwell on Cybertron, and breathe the atmosphere.
Investigating a sudden and dramatic drop in the Earth's temperature, the Autobots discover that the Decepticons had tapped into the Earth's molten interior and was turning the heat energy from inside the planet into Energon Cubes. During their excavation, the Decepticons discovered and revived Starscream's lost comrade Skyfire and inducted him into the Decepticons. While the Autobots fought the Decepticons, several Autobots were captured. Skyfire disobeyed an order to execute the Autobots and was shot by Starscream. The Autobots repaired Skyfire and he joined them. Skyfire became involved with a dogfight with Starscream. While defeating Starscream, Skyfire went into a nose-dive and crashed, buried beneath tons of arctic ice. A search team returned later and freed Skyfire from his icy prison.
Tremors from within Mt. St. Hilary prompted the Autobots to discover the fossils of dinosaurs. This discovery inspired Wheeljack and Ratchet to build three Autobots with the ability to transform into dinosaurs. They were named Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge. Initially, Optimus Prime had the Dinobots, as they were called, put away due to unpredictability, lack of control, and destructive tendencies(because of their immense size and strength), but they were later proved to be an asset. The Dinobots proved to still have major character flaws, which Megatron used to turn them against Optimus Prime. The Dinobots attacked Optimus Prime as he came to relieve them from guard duty. The Dinobots defeated Prime, but did not destroy him as Megatron had instructed. Meanwhile, under an earlier command from Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Wheeljack, and Chip Chase designed and constructed two new Dinobots, Snarl and Swoop. The original Dinobots turned the injured Autobot Leader over to Megatron. The new Dinobots arrived and engaged Grimlock, Slag and Sludge in combat. As the battle continue Grimlock was stunned and in danger. Optimus Prime pushed Grimlock from the peril.
Grimlock, Slag and Sludge realized that Megatron had manipulated them against a great leader. At this point, facing five Dinobots, Optimus Prime and Autobot reinforcements on the way, Megatron and his troops retreated. The original Dinobots reaffirmed their allegiance to Optimus Prime and the Autobot cause. Optimus accepted.
Soon afterward, Megatron enlisted a human scientist, a Doctor Archeville, to assist him in attempts to enslave the human race. Dr. Archeville invented a microchip, called a Hypnochip, that, when attached to a human head, would override the victim's freewill, making them mindless slaves. Megatron used these human slaves to keep Autobot fire off of his energy gathering installations. Megatron then used three Space Bridge ports, and the unwilling assistance of Optimus Prime, to teleport Cybertron itself in to Earth's orbit. Cybertron's gravitational pull started many natural disasters; earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, volcanic eruptions, and freak storms devastated the Earth. Spike, Brawn, Bumblebee, and Skyfire travel to Cybertron and discover a way to negate the affects of Dr. Archeville mind control chips. They returned just as Megatron prepared to fly a spacecraft loaded with enough Energon Cubes to revitalize Cybertron and give the Decepticons the edge that they needed to overpower the Autobots and conquer Earth. The Autobots deactivated the microchips. All weapons were directed upon Megatron's ship as it neared Cybertron. The Energon Cubes detonated and the resulting explosion knocked Cybertron out of Earth's orbit and sent it adrift through the Solar System, along with Megatron.
Presuming that Megatron had perished, Starscream assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. He immediately pursued Dr. Archeville and his scientific expertise, while the Autobots attempted to help Earth repair the damage caused by Cybertron's Gravity. Starscream uses another of the Doctor's inventions, an Exponential Generator, and sets it on a timer to explode and destroy the Earth. He then would gather the energy released, and revitalize Cybertron himself. Upon setting the bomb, Starscream forced Dr. Archeville to travel with him to Cybertron and await the Earth's impending doom. As Starscream waited on Cybertron, Megatron returned to Decepticon Headquarters and was informed by Laserbeak of Starscream's alliance with the Doctor. Megatron rushed to Dr. Archeville's laboratory to discover Starscream's plans. Optimus Prime arrived and the two leaders battled in the lab. Shockwave communicated an emergency message to Megatron about the bomb. Megatron and Optimus Prime worked together to defuse the bomb and shot it into space. Dr. Archeville was injured when he tried to override Starscream's bomb. He was "repaired" by service droids, resulting in his paralysis and immobilization. When the bomb did not go off on schedule, Starscream flew to earth to investigate. The bomb exploded near him and sent him hurtling to Earth, where he found, much to his dismay, that Megatron was alive and well.
Strange reports from the Pacific Island of Bali caused the Autobots and Decepticons to look for giant robotic insects. These turned out to be the Insecticons that had escaped from the original Decepticon Spacecruiser four million years earlier. They joined with Megatron in his attempts to steal resources and defeat the Autobots, but turned on Megatron and stole Energon from him when the Autobots gained an upperhand.
Megatron then challenged Optimus Prime to a trial by combat, with the loser and his army banished to wander deep space. To gain an edge Megatron had ALL of the earthbound Decepticons turn over their Power Rectifier chips in order to gain the special abilities of each Decepticon in addition to his own. This would disqualify Megatron, so he sent the newly arrived Constructicons to sabotage Teletran I, and by this cover the true source of his new powers. Optimus Prime was defeated easily by Megatron, but the Constructicons met with resistance from the Dinobots. Overwhelmed by the Dinobot's firepower, the Constructicons merged into the giant Decepticon, Devastator. While the Dinobots battled Devastator, the Autobots had Teletran I assess the damage to Optimus Prime. The Autobots discovered Megatron's treachery and joined the Dinobots in their fight against Devastator (who was joined by the Decepticons). Devastator was fooled by a hologram of an enormous Autobot that dwarfed even him. The Autobots then drove the Decepticons into a crevasse filled with molten lava.
The Decepticons escaped their prison of liquid rock and began their campaign of conquest once again.
The work to repair the Ark uncovers a section of the ship thought to be completely lost. There they found several other Transformers who were thought to be dead. Many were beyond repair, but among those still alive and in stasis lock were 12 Autobots and 5 Decepticons. The Decepticons were retrieved by Megatron, who gave them modified Vehicle modes.
These are the Autobots & Decepticons that were discovered:
Temporal distortions on Earth allow the discovery of an island dubbed "Dinobot Island", when the Dinobots were temporarily relocated to hone their skills.
Tracking the Constructicons across the galaxy, Omega Supreme arrived on Earth to find the Autobot Crew thought to be lost forever. He joins their ranks to protect the Ark, but secretly desires only to destroy Devastator.
Soon afterward, a group of Human archaeologists discover and unearth the lost Decepticon Spacecruiser, the Nemesis. Upon discovering this, Megatron sought to reclaim the Heart of Cybertron. He incorporated it into his body and became an immense powerhouse of destruction. Autobot Scientist, Perceptor, devised an plan to shrink 3 Autobots and to invade Megatron's body and remove the Heart of Cybertron. The Heart became unstable and threatened to cause a catastrophe on Earth, so once he was outside of Megatron's body, Perceptor shot the crystal into orbit, averting the disaster.
As the Decepticons began exploring space again, they began to expand their empire again. Several discoveries were made, such as: Microorganisms that devour Cybertronian metals known as "Cosmic Rust" Underworld connections to fuel the Decepticon Military Long forgotten resource centers for the empire and Life on other planetary bodies within earth's solar system.
During this time, Megatron discovered one of the human Voyager Space Probes and placed a hidden message for future Decepticons upon it's Golden Disk.
The Autobots also began exploring to counter the Decepticon's conquest, and to build alliances with other alien races.
"Female" Autobots were thought to be extinct, until a group of them were found in hiding: being led by Elita One and the ancient Autobot, Alpha Trion.
In order to give himself more ground troops, Megatron stole an Activation Key to Vector Sigma from Alpha Trion to give life to his newest warriors, the Stunticons, who merged into the giant Menasor.
To counter the Decepticon's air superiority by bolstering their own air force and add another Combiner giant to their effort, Alpha Trion merged with Vector Sigma to allow Optimus Prime to give life to the Aerialbots. They combined to form Superion.
Due to a disagreement with Megatron, Starscream was humiliated in front of the other Decepticons. Starscream planned a coup by stealing the lasercores of five incarcerated Decepticons that had rebelled against Megatron. He rebuilt these Decepticons into the Combaticons, who merged into Bruticus. Bruticus engaged Devastator in battle and had gained the upper hand when Menasor interfered, making Megatron the victor. Megatron exiled Starscream and his Combaticons into deep space.
Starscream deserted the Combaticons as they drifted through space on an asteroid. The Asteroid drifted close to Cybertron, where the Combaticons attacked the planet and ejected Shockwave into space. They then set the Spacebridge to move the Earth into the Sun in order to kill Megatron & the Autobots. Shockwave and Starscream met up in Space and returned to Cybertron, only to be captured, but not before Megatron was warned about the Earth's fiery fate. The Autobots and the Decepticons joined to fight against Bruticus. Starscream was reinstated as second-in-command after he revealed Bruticus' weakness. The Decepticons faked Bruticus' destruction in order to reprogram the Combaticons without the Autobots' knowledge.
Soon afterward the Protectabots, who formed Defensor, joined the battle against the Decepticons.
Years pass. The war rages.
The Autobots gained more ground on Earth, due mostly to advancements in Human technology from Cybertronian influences. The humans gained the ability to make weapons powerful enough to fight back against the Decepticons without Autobot intervention.
Inversely the Autobots were losing their hold on Cybertron as the Decepticons acquired resources from places other than Earth.
The Autobots and humans built an enormous dwelling place for the displaced Autobots, who had fled Cybertron en masse. They named it Autobot City and it served as an operations base. A gigantic Autobot called Metroplex formed part of Autobot City. An important part of Metroplex's transformation mechanism, the transformation cog, was destroyed by the Decepticons, crippling the Autobot and leaving him unable to assume his robot mode.
At the same time, the Decepticons were building a transforming city/battle station on Cybertron. They were locked in a race to complete their city before the Autobots completed theirs. The Decepticon battle platform was known as Trypticon. Trypticon was a brilliant thinker and a powerful weapon. The Decepticons finished their project first but during its maiden battle the Autobots used the Spacebridge to randomly teleport Trypticon to a random location. The Autobots only saw Trypticon's dinosaur mode before he disappeared. The Decepticons could find no trace of Trypticon.
Eventually, the Autobots and Humans drove the Decepticons completely from Earth and the Decepticons conquered all of Cybertron, except it's moons.
Years pass. The Earth was rebuilt and renewed by the new technology and the temporary time of peace.
Long forgotten due to the 9 million years of war, Unicron drew nearer to Cybertron. Now he was massive: the full size of a planet. The planet Lithone was devoured as the Chaos Bringer closed in.
Earth Year - 2005
The Decepticons intercept an Autobot Shuttle on a Fuel Transport Trip from Cybertron's Moons to Earth and kill all of the Autobots aboard. They then sneak past the early warning systems that protect Earth and lead an attack on Autobot City.
Many Autobots were killed during this battle.
Optimus Prime and Megatron squared off against each other. Megatron was critically wounded in the fight. Optimus Prime died, but not before passing the Matrix to City Commander, Ultra Magnus.
The Decepticons fled Autobot City after Megatron and several other critical Decepticon Warriors were injured or killed.
As they traveled back to Cybertron, Starscream took this opportunity to throw Megatron and the wounded Decepticons into deep space to die. He then proceeded to take command of the Decepticons.
As Megatron and his fallen minions drifted through space helplessly, Unicron pulled them toward him. Unicron feared his brother's power. He wanted the nexus of Primus' power destroyed well before he reached Cybertron. He made a deal with Megatron. If Megatron would destroy the Matrix, Unicron would rebuild Megatron and his troops. After haggling with Unicron, Megatron accepted. Unicron placed a pain inducing circuit in Megatron's brain, where it could not be removed to keep him under control. He was, after all, one of Primus' children. Megatron was not aware that Unicron was the fabled "Chaos Bringer" due to the erasure of Unicron's name from historical records by religious zealots. Megatron was reborn as Galvatron. Skywarp, Thundercracker, and many Insecticon clones were formed into Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps.
Galvatron arrived at Cybertron just in time to see Starscream being crowned Leader of the Decepticons. In order to reclaim his place as ruler he quickly dispatched the usurper to his throne and gained the servitude of all Decepticons present.
Soon afterward, Unicron arrived at Cybertron and devoured two of its moons and everyone inhabiting them.
From there Galvatron led another attack on Autobot City. This forced Ultra Magnus and several other Autobots, namely Arcee, Springer, Blurr, Perceptor, Hot Rod, Kup and the Dinobots to lead the Decepticons away in two shuttles. Hot Rod, Kup and the Dinobots were shot down and crashed unknowingly on Quintessa. Ultra Magnus fooled Galvatron into thinking that he had destroyed the Matrix, but Unicron knew better. Magnus and his crew crash-landed on the Planet of Junk. Unicron informed Galvatron of Magnus and the Matrix's whereabouts, and Galvatron quickly pursued him.
Meanwhile on Quintessa, Hot Rod and Kup, separated from the Dinobots, were captured and taken to be put on trial before a Quintesson Imperial Magistrate in a mock trial and REAL execution for the Quintesson's amusement. They watched as Kranix, the last survivor of Lithone was fed to the Quintesson's executioners, the Sharkticons.
The castaway Autobot Wheelie witnessed Hot Rod's & Kup's capture and sought out the Dinobots to rescue the imprisoned Autobots.
Hot Rod and Kup fought valiantly against the hordes of voracious Sharkticons, but the sheer numbers soon overwhelmed them. Just as they were being buried beneath the mob of Sharkticons, the Dinobots kicked the door and trampled Quintesson and Sharkticon alike. Grimlock then turned the Sharkticons against the Quintessons. Wheelie showed the Autobots where a Quintesson Spacecraft could be found.
Back on the Planet of Junk, Galvatron destroyed the Autobot Shuttle. The Sweeps blew up Ultra Magnus, and Galvatron gained the Matrix. He planned on using the Matrix to control Unicron.
As the Decepticons left, the remaining Autobots were attacked by the Mechanoids indigenous to the planet of Junk, the Junkions.
As the Junkions, who perceived the Autobots as thieves and trespassers, were closing in for the kill, the Quintesson ship with Hot Rod, Kup, Wheelie and the Dinobots arrived. Hot Rod greeted the Junkions properly and they immediately formed an alliance. The Junkions rebuilt Ultra Magnus, and informed them that Galvatron left for Unicron with the Matrix.
The two groups, Autobot and Junkion both left to battle Galvatron and his master Unicron and to regain the Matrix.
Upon reaching Unicron, Galvatron confronted and threatened Unicron with the Matrix. Unfortunately for Galvatron, he could not open the Matrix to use against Unicron. Unicron was furious with Galvatron for this treachery. Unicron transformed into his robot mode, revealing his true nature and identity as that of the "Chaos Bringer" of legend. Unicron attacked Cybertron to punish Galvatron. The Decepticons counter attacked. Unicron swallowed Galvatron after Galvatron fired upon him.
The Autobots and Junkions arrived and joined the battle. Hot Rod drove the Quintesson ship through one of Unicron's eyes. The Autobots bailed out of the crashing ship. Hot Rod was separated from the group and stumbled upon Galvatron and the Matrix. Galvatron proposed a truce in ordered to fight the Chaos Bringer, their common foe, but Unicron used his torture implant to force Galvatron to destroy Hot Rod. As they fought, Galvatron prepared to crush the life out of Hot Rod. Hot Rod grasped the Matrix and light broke forth. Optimus primes voice spoke from the Matrix "Arise, Rodimus Prime" and Hot Rod was transformed into the newest avatar of Primus. Rodimus Prime easily defeated Galvatron and threw him through the walls of Unicron and tumbling through space. Rodimus then unleashed the power of the Matrix inside of Unicron. He evacuated the Autobots trapped within Unicron by bursting through Unicron's remaining eye, as Primus' power shredded the Chaos Bringer from the inside out. As his body exploded, Unicron's head was ejected into orbit around Cybertron, replacing the moons he devoured with an eyeless gaze and a shocked expression upon his face.
The Decepticons had fled Cybertron as their attacks on Unicron proved ineffective, leaving the empty planet for the Autobots to retake with virtually no resistance.
The new leader of the Autobots declared an end to the Great War and a new age of peace, but he was proven wrong in this assertion.
Earth Year - 2006
As Earth & Autobot-controlled Cybertron enjoyed peace, an ancient enemy resurfaced. The Quintessons had discovered through the capture of Hot Rod and Kup and the subsequent battle that their rebellious slaves had not destroyed themselves, but had merely been displaced. Through reconnaissance they discovered that Cybertron still existed and was near a solar system that could support Quintesson life. A plan to retake Cybertron was hatched.
Meanwhile, the Decepticons had regrouped on a burned-out planet known as Chaar. With their empire shattered and their home planet and capital gone, the Decepticons quickly turned upon each other as their warrior society collapsed in on itself. Cyclonus and the Sweeps set out on a quest to discover the fate of their missing leader, Galvatron. Their expedition to Unicron's head, in order to track Galvatron's last known location, gave hints that the Chaos Bringer was not quite expired. Galvatron's location was determined to be the plasma planet Throll.
The Quintessons kidnapped Kup, Ultra Magnus, and Spike to interrogate them and procure information on Cybertron's defenses. The Quintessons were especially disconcerted by the unpredictability that humans exhibited. At first Rodimus believed that the Decepticons had performed the kidnappings, but upon surveying the planet Chaar, he knew that they could not have been responsible. The Matrix revealed that the Quintessons were behind the disappearances. Rodimus led a rescue squad to Quintessa to liberate Kup, Spike and Ultra Magnus. When the Quintessons learned that the Matrix Bearer was on the planet they sought revenge by evacuating the planet and detonating it. Rodimus and the Autobots scarcely escaped with their lives. With their ships destroyed, the Autobots drifted through space. With their home world destroyed, the Quintessons made a deal with the desperate Decepticons.
Upon reaching Throll, Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps discovered that Galvatron had gone mad. Apparently the plasma on Throll had fused the torture circuit into an on position and for Galvatron was constantly and ceaselessly tormented. As they traveled back to Chaar they intercepted an Autobot shuttle carrying the newly constructed replacement transformation cog for Metroplex. The Decepticons attacked the ship and it's crew crashed on Jupiter's satellite Io. Thinking the Autobots destroyed, Galvatron continued on his course to his new home.
The Quintessons agreed to keep the Decepticons fully fueled if they would destroy the Autobots for them. All of the Decepticons agreed, except Blitzwing, who remembered the aliens (but couldn't recall the details of who they where). The Quintessons carried the Decepticons to Goo, a debris collection mechanism, where the Rodimus and his crew had crashed and were stranded.
Soon after the Quintessons’ departure, Galvatron arrived to greet all of his loyal subjects...Blitzwing. Enraged at being deserted, Galvatron streaked after the Quintesson ship. He arrived just as the battle with the Autobots on Goo was beginning. The battle ceased with Galvatron's arrival, as he "greeted" the new leaders of the Decepticons. The Quintessons proposed an alliance, and offered to give the "Decepticon Matrix" to Galvatron if he agreed. Galvatron accepted their offer.
Together the Quintessons and the Decepticons, led by Galvatron, attacked the Autobots trapped on Goo.
Rodimus Prime was able to contact Wreck-Gar, the Junkion leader, and he rescued the Autobots from the Decepticon/Quintesson Assault.
The Quintessons & Decepticons then prepared an assault on two fronts: one on Earth, the other on Cybertron. The Quintessons had technology that could search and find the lost Decepticon battle platform, Trypticon. Trypticon was discovered to be buried on Earth, underneath a major city in North-Western North America. The Constructicons were dispatched to repair Trypticon. They used portions of the human city to rebuild Trypticon. Unfortunately, being teleported into solid rock had severely damaged Trypticon. Although his body was repaired completely, his brilliant mind was lost forever. The massive battlestation destroyed the city it was recreated out of and headed for Autobot City, after a quick stop by Mt. St. Hilary, where Trypticon completely destroyed the volcano, burying the Ark beneath tons and tons of debris and rock.
SkyLynx was dispatched to rescue the Transformation Cog and its couriers and return them to Metroplex where the Cog could be installed. The Autobots successfully repaired Metroplex and a battle between the Colossal Cybertronian began. The fight caused several vital sections of Trypticon's body to salt water and the Decepticon had to retreat for repairs.
The second invasion was launched on Cybertron. It served as a front to allow the Quintessons to send a team of Sharkticons to activate a device that would immobilize all Cybertronian Robots and enable a quick and effortless victory for the Quintessons.
The machine was powered up and all Cybertronians were deactivated. The Quintessons had won. Or so they thought. The human Spike Witwicky destroyed the immobilization device, releasing all of the Autobots and Decepticons. The Quintessons were appalled at this development and quickly evacuated Cybertron. The Autobots and Decepticons halted their hostilities temporarily as the Decepticons left in pursuit of the Quintessons.
In another attempt to destroy the Matrix, the Quintessons reanimated the corpse of Optimus Prime. The plan was to have the "resurrected" Optimus lead the entire Autobot Fleet into a Supernova. Upon Optimus' "return" Rodimus returned the Matrix to his predecessor. The REAL Optimus Prime (from inside the Matrix) overrode the Quintesson programming and sacrificed himself to stop the Quintesson plan and to save the Autobot fleet. But before the star went nova, a human research vessel discovered Optimus Primes' body and secreted it away to their laboratory on Earth.
After his defeat at the hands of Metroplex, Trypticon relocated to the deserted Dinobot Island. There he was to recuperate until Galvatron came for him. The Triple-Changer Octane stole Trypticon and took him to the Socialist, Democratic, Federated Republic of Carbombya, where the human dictator, Abdul Fakhaddi used Trypticon to bolster his national defenses. This caused Octane's expulsion from the Decepticons and a bounty to be put on his head, after Galvatron found out and reclaimed Trypticon.
Octane sought asylum with the Autobots as an informer. That didn't keep assassins away from him on several occasions. Finally Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps tracked him down on Cybertron. Octane sought refuge in the Decepticon Crypt. As he hid, he discovered that although, the traitor Starscream's body had been destroyed, his Spark(or Lasercore) lived on. Starscream possessed Cyclonus' body and pretended to capture Octane (who was in on Starscream's plan to enact revenge upon Galvatron). When Starscream (in Cyclonus' body) arrived on Chaar, Starscream told Galvatron that Rodimus Prime awaited him for a one on one battle. When Galvatron arrived, Cyclonus/Starscream deserted him and the Autobots ambushed Galvatron.
As Starscream and Octane laughed in the Decepticon Throne room about Galvatron's fate, a battered, but all too alive Galvatron entered the room. Starscream revealed himself to Galvatron, and Galvatron promptly blasted Cyclonus, but not before Starscream left his body.
Soon afterward Starscream possessed the body of Scourge and attempted to assassinate Galvatron. Scourge fought Starscream's will and the two of them flew of into space. Starscream led Scourge to Unicron's head. There Starscream made a deal with the still living Unicron. If Starscream would perform 3 labors for Unicron, Starscream would receive a new body. The first labor consisted of stealing Metroplex's eyes to replace the ones that Unicron had lost because of Rodimus Prime. The second labor was to bring Trypticon to Unicron and install Trypticon's Transformation Cog into Unicron. The third and final labor was for Starscream to attach Unicron's head to Cybertron, in order for him to make it his new body. During the last task, as Starscream had Trypticon under his control, Scourge escaped and a handful of Decepticons inside of Trypticon sabotaged Starscream's plans by blasting Trypticon's core computer. Meanwhile, the Autobots were setting explosive charges underneath Unicron's head to eject him from the planet. Trypticon was useless and Scourge was gone, so Starscream convinced Unicron to give Starscream the new body, in order to finish merging Unicron with Cybertron. As son as Starscream got what he wanted, he betrayed Unicron and told him to connect himself. At that moment, the explosives went off blowing Unicron & Starscream off of Cybertron. Galvatron spotted Starscream tumbling through space and blasted him as he passed. The wounded Starscream continued tumbling through the void and Unicron's head orbited the planet once again.
During a battle between the Autobots and Decepticons on Earth's moon, a signal was sent out from Primus' intelligent computer (left to watch for signs of the Primacron). The Primacron had indeed survived, but he had gone mad. He had created a new being, made purely of energy that would devour any energy source that it came near. He named it Tornitron. Tornitron went about draining life and energy from every source that it could; individual beings, cities, planets and even stars. The computer, who referred to itself as Primacron's Assistant (Primus' old title, whom it had imprinted upon), called out to the most primitive and instinctual of Primus' children, the animal Transformers. Together, Autobot and Decepticon joined forces to stop Tornitron, but one by one they failed. Only Grimlock remained. He tracked down the Primacron's lab, reversed the function of Tornitron (causing it to return all of its collected energy to its point of origin), and promptly destroyed the lab.
Later, a freak accident gave Grimlock, the Dinobot Leader, the greatly enhanced intellect of a Super-Genius. During a campaign against Galvatron and his newly acquired Gestalt Combiner Abominus, who was formed by the Terrorcons, Grimlock created the Technobots, who formed Computron and downloaded all of his newly gained intelligence into Computron, returning Grimlock to his normal intelligence level.
While driving near a cliff, Rodimus Prime was run off of the road by the Stunticons. When they went to inspect him, they found and stole the Matrix, and took it to Galvatron on Chaar. There Galvatron placed it within his cannon, but the ghosts of the dead Autobot leaders "persuaded" him to return the Matrix. When the spectres left, Galvatron ordered Scourge to destroy the Matrix. Disobeying Galvatron's orders, Scourge placed the Matrix inside of his chest, where it transformed him, and exponentially increased his strength and power. He immediately deposed Galvatron and Cyclonus, then Scourge led the Decepticons on an all out assault on Earth. Rodimus(now Hot Rod) squared off against Scourge and defeated him, taking the Matrix back into himself. Galvatron and Cyclonus revived and dealt with Scourge accordingly.
After attempting to rebuild Optimus Prime for nearly a year, the humans who had found him gave up. they had , at first intended to use Optimus to destroy the Autobots and Decepticons, due to their prejudice against Cybertronians. When this failed, they informed the Autobots that they had the body of their former leader, but when the Autobots came to retrieve Optimus' body, the scientists infected the Autobots with a space spore that induced hatred in its victims. The Autobots soon began fighting and infecting each other. The infection spread to the Decepticons, then to humans. Soon the galaxy was consumed by the plague. SkyLynx, acting on Rodimus' final orders before he was infected, found a lone Quintesson that was able to truly resurrect Optimus Prime. With a coating of a special alloy, Optimus was able to retrieve the Matrix from Rodimus Prime and released its power into the galaxy, destroying the Hate plague.
Earth Year - 2007
For almost a full year, peace existed between the Autobots and Decepticons. It was not a reunion of the races, though. The Decepticons simply were not heard from and had not attacked any Autobot outposts. Even ships that traveled near Chaar were not bothered. It seemed that the Decepticons had given up the fight, or had completely left the Galaxy. It was enough to instill a false sense of security.
Then the attack came.
The entire Decepticon Battle Fleet descended upon Autobot City. The Decepticons punched a hole through the Earth's outer defenses, and implemented a lightning attack against the Autobots. The battle, though, was just a distraction so that the Decepticons could steal the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber.
The key was stolen successfully and the Decepticon Scourge rushed to Cybertron to open the chamber and fry the Autobots on Cybertron. Optimus Prime was informed that the key was stolen and warned Cybertron of Galvatron's plan.
A group of Autobots chased Scourge deep into Cybertron in a Shuttlecraft. Scourge opened the chamber before the Autobots arrived and was overloaded by the Plasma Energy. The Autobot Cerebros was able to take the key back and begin the shutdown sequence of the Chamber, but as it was closing, a blast of Plasma Energy hit the Shuttle. The Shuttle was blasted through the planet's surface and sent careening through space, where it crashed on the planet Nebulos. As the Autobots escaped the crashed ship, it exploded.
The Decepticons arrived at the Plasma Energy Chamber to find out why the Chamber was not open. They discovered Scourge's body and reactivated him. He told of how the Autobots retook the key and were blasted out of the Chamber. Galvatron ordered them to track them down and find the key.
While traversing Nebulos, the Autobots were captured by an group of the indigenous lifeforms, Nebulans. The Nebulans were a humanoid species that were caught up in the middle of a civil war. One side, known as the Hive, had subjugated much of the planet with huge machines that they controlled via telepathy. Their bodies had withered and for the most part had become useless as they developed their Technopathic abilities. The other group consisted of rebels who sought to overthrow the Hive and free Nebulos. These rebels mistook the Autobots for Hive machines and were prepared to destroy the Autobots, when the Decepticons arrived.
The Decepticons attacked and were repelled by the Autobots, but not before the Decepticons took several Autobots captive. The Autobots tried to give chase to the Decepticons, but the Hive Machines kept the Autobots from continuing any further.
The Autobots didn't have enough experience to combat the Hive machines effectively, and the Nebulan rebels had the experience, but not the power. So the Autobot Scientist Brainstorm and Nebulan scientist Arcana proposed that the Remaining Autobot’s heads be restructured into exosuits to house the Nebulan rebels, in order to combine the Nebulans experience with Autobot strength. They named the new merged Autobot/Nebulan force "Headmasters". The Headmasters easily defeated the Hive Drones and made their way to the Decepticon Ship, where the Captive Autobots were being held. The Hive took notice of this and also saw how the rebels had bonded to the Autobots. The Decepticon ship was destroyed during the fray and the Autobots returned to the rebel headquarters.
Soon afterward, the Decepticons were captured by the Hive Machines who took them to the Hive city, called Scorponok. There they were presented to the Hive leader, Lord Zarak. The Hive informed the Decepticons that they were to surrender their heads, or die. Cyclonus objected and offered their weapons instead, but Cyclonus also ordered the Decepticons with animal modes to remove their heads for "Binary Bonding".
The Decepticon Headmasters and Targetmasters (as the ones that gave up their weapons were called) stole the Plasma Energy Chamber key, once again. Brainstorm analyzed the Nebulan Targetmasters and soon converted the remaining Autobots into Targetmasters.
As the Autobots fought to regain the key, Zarak raised the Hive City, Scorponok, where it transformed into an enormous scorpion with Zarak as it's controller. The Decepticons then boarded Scorponok and left for Cybertron.
On Cybertron, Galvatron had been reconstructing the Ancient Quintesson Rocket Boosters. The Autobots that were defeated were incorporated into the Boosters as raw material. Scorponok arrived just as Galvatron fired up the repaired Rockets and Cybertron began to move out of its orbit.
A rescue shuttle found the Autobots stranded on Nebulos, and carried them to Cybertron's former location. Spike and the Autobot Cerebros stayed behind on Nebulos to work on a "special project" involving a deserted Hive city that Cerebros had discovered. Upon discovering that Cybertron was gone, they surmised that the only place it could have gone was Earth.
As Cybertron moved nearer to Earth, Galvatron planned to open the Plasma Energy Chamber to make the Sun go Supernova and destroy Earth, Cybertron, the Autobots, & the Humans.
As Galvatron set the Plasma Energy Chamber to open after a set period of time (allowing the Decepticons to escape the exploding star), Spike and Cerebros arrived in the form of Fortress Maximus (the refashioned former Hive city).
Scorponok engaged Fortress Maximus in battle, while the Autobots sought to stop Galvatron's plans.
The Plasma Energy was released and began to overload all of the Autobots. Scorponok began to retreat from Cybertron, when a bolt of Plasma Energy hit the Hive stronghold. It was blasted deep into space.
The Plasma Energy had started a chain reaction in the Sun, so Spike proposed that the Rocket boosters be reconfigured into energy siphons leading directly to Vector Sigma. Vector Sigma pulled the excess energy from the Sun and redistributed the energy throughout Cybertron, replenishing its long lost resources.
The Headmaster and Targetmaster Autobots led by Cerebros, Spike and Fortress Maximus, returned to Cybertron to wipe out what was left of the Hive and its tyranny.
Upon their return, the Headmasters and Targetmasters found the Hive still functioning as if nothing had happened. They were shocked. They supposed that with Zarak and the Hive lost in deep space that the machines would just lay there deactivated, but the Machines were just as active as before.
What the Autobots and rebels didn't know was the Hive had successors to their thrones. Where ten Hive members had left, nine arose to replace them. Zarak's throne was left empty, awaiting his triumphant return.
Daniel was separated from Arcee, after he was successfully treated for the injuries that required him to be kept in an exosuit.
Back on Cybertron, Optimus Prime was having visions of Alpha Trion. Alpha Trion informed Optimus that Rodimus had passed the final stage of merging with the Matrix. There had never been two full Primes at once and if this continued, then Hot Rod could die. Optimus' life and the Matrix itself were also at stake. Also frightening nightmarish visions plagued Optimus Prime. Visions of death and apocalypse.
Meanwhile, in a distant sector of the Galaxy, Galvatron began the construction of the Decepticon Warworld, which he named Destron. During this time Decepticons fuel resources were very low due to the massive construction effort. Zarak began experimenting with genetically engineering Nebulan Clones that could produce energon with their bodies. The engineered Nebulans could then be bonded with Decepticons and provide a continuous personal fuel resource. Galvatron approved of this plan, in spite of his hatred for fleshlings he stated that if they could sweat energon that even HE could grow to like filthy flesh-creatures, but it was still unlikely.
Subject after subject were tested and tried, but only two Decepticons and their Nebulan partners survived and functioned correctly as Powermasters. All of the other test subjects either died or were damaged so badly that they were of no use to the Decepticon Cause and were destroyed. Galvatron ordered that no more Powermasters be created, for troops were very limited and resources scarce as Galvatron put more effort into building the Warworld. Several Decepticons decreased their size in order to conserve power.
Elsewhere in space, a group of Decepticons that had fled Cybertron during the battle with Unicron, and had not regrouped with the other Decepticons, were searching for energy. They were dangerously low on energon and would not survive any longer without it. They happened upon a system with only ones planet with any viable energy. This was their last hope.
The Decepticons sent a survey party to investigate the world, what the found was disturbing. These Decepticons had never served on Earth, and so they were never treated with Corrostop, the compound created by the Autobot scientist Perceptor to protect any metal against corrosion. This planet was alive with Cosmic Rust. The energy from the planet fueled the microorganisms desire to feed. The scouts were devoured in mere seconds. The Decepticons invented a form of Synthetic Flesh to form an outer coating for the next scouting party to use. The "Syntho-flesh" proved resistant to the microorganisms. Only a few did not opt to gain Outer Shells. The "organic" Outer Shells had the ability to mimic different textures and colors, giving the Decepticons maximum camouflage capabilities. Some Outer Shells were made to mimic metallic substances and even vehicles. The group's leader, Roadblock, opted for this, due to his distaste for ANYTHING organic. As they attempted to find Cybertron, if it still existed, they discovered a badly injured Decepticon, who when repaired only referred to himself as "Vornos". Vornos was outfitted with an Outer Shell. Vornos then challenged Roadblock for leadership of the group. Roadblock accepted, and was killed by "Vornos". "Vornos" then took as, his first act as leader, six of the Decepticons and refitted them to merge into a Combiner, Monstructor. "Vornos" led the Decepticons toward Chaar, where a single Decepticon lay in an energon conservative slumber: Trypticon.
Back on Nebulos, the Autobots that fought the Hive were finding them too resourceful. Unknown to them, the Quintessons had begun to supply the Hive with new Technology in order to combat the "Autobot Menace". The Hive masters were supplied with Decepticon captives who were granted freedom from the Quintessons in exchange for service to the Hive. The Hive Masters binary bonded with these Decepticons, but there were more Nebulans than there were Decepticons, so several Hive masters shared Decepticons as Targetmasters, two Nebulans for one Decepticon. Three became Headmasters, one Nebulan per Decepticon. The leaders of this new Hive became known as Singe and Hairsplitter.
After finding Trypticon, "Vornos" and his crew discovered Optimus Prime's spacecraft traveling to Nebulos to bring Hot Rod back to Cybertron. They followed it secretly, and the location of Nebulos was disclosed. "Vornos" quickly returned to bring Trypticon to Nebulos for refueling. The Hive discovered the Decepticons, and after a bit of fighting, an alliance was formed. Both sides were to few to actually pose a threat to the Autobots, but together (with the Quintessons) they could become a force to be reckoned with.
A joint effort between the Decepticons, the Hive and the Quintessons produced the first Targetmaster Gestalt: Pirahnacon. The Decepticons worked secretly with the Hive using their machines to combat the Autobots.
This weakened the Autobot forces enough to give the now battle starved Decepticons, led by Vornos, the chance to attack. A number of guerrilla warfare tactical battles proved successful for Vornos. Confidence in his leadership grew. Morale grew among the Decepticons, and the Hive grew dependent on him. The Quintessons grew distrustful of him, but could not deny his results. Lightning quick attacks on Autobot strongholds were effective, but still were not putting a dent in the Autobot forces. At best it was a stalemate, and one that the Decepticons couldn't hold for long.
By this time Galvatron had arrived back to Chaar and discovered Trypticon missing. His search led him back to Nebulos where the Old Hive leaders regained their places. Vornos met with Galvatron and swore complete and total loyalty to him. Galvatron was pleased with Vornos' accomplishments and gladly accepted his service. But seeds of rebellion had been planted by Zarak during the Decepticons' long journey and many Decepticons were becoming tired of Galvatron's madness. Few would speak of it aloud, though, because Galvatron could sense the dissension and had become more paranoid than ever, becoming more and more violent by the day.
Galvatron reassigns Vornos and the Pretenders to oversee the construction of the Warworld. The Battle begins anew, on Cybertron, Earth and Nebulos as Galvatron Continues building the Warworld in Deep Space.
Discovering the Decepticon created Powermasters, the Autobots attempt to duplicate the process and create a handful of Autobot Powermasters.
While seeking to claim a Bounty placed on Galvatron's head, a mechanoid known only as Death's Head is possessed by Unicron and used to protect Unicron, while the Junkions, also possessed by Unicron, attempt to reconstruct their Planet of Junk into a new body for Unicron. Death's Head was shaken free of Unicron's grasp by an Autobot attack. Motivated only by profit, Death's Head was angry at Unicron for using his services without paying, so Death's Head attempted to destroy Unicron by making Unicron Implode upon himself. Death's Head disappeared in the implosion.
Galvatron disappears mysteriously.
The Matrix of Leadership, believed to be empty, was kept in a special chamber with Autobot City. The Matrix Chamber was broken into and the Matrix was stolen. The Autobots found a Scuckzoid who admitted to stealing the Matrix to sell to the Quintessons (He had a wife and kids to feed, y'know), but was unable to deliver it to the Quintessons since his ship was destroyed and only he escaped in a Pod.
The Autobots began their search for the lost Matrix. They searched many different worlds with several search parties, investigating various phenomenon on the worlds that sounded as if the Matrix had landed there.
Their searching caught the attention of the Decepticon Thunderwing. He took his own group to find out what the Autobots were searching for. When he discovered that they sought the Matrix of Leadership, he became filled with obsession for it.
The Autobots, Grimlock, Jazz & Bumblebee found the Matrix on a desolate world. Thunderwing followed them there, defeated them and a deadly alien creature, and claimed the Matrix for himself. The part of the Matrix that was Liege Maximo called to him.
Thunderwing arrived at the Autobot Base, which orbited Earth, where Optimus Prime was. Thunderwing used the Matrix to slip by their security scanners and attacked the Autobots. The fight was going in his favor, until Thunderwing was wounded. At this point, a dark demonic entity resembling Liege Maximo emanated from the Matrix and enveloped Thunderwing. The Autobots were losing badly, so in a desperate attempt to save themselves, they harpooned Thunderwing with a shuttle, which was set on self destruct, and jettisoned the Shuttle, Thunderwing and the Matrix into space, where it exploded.
Galvatron, abducted by Unicron, via his new constructs Hook, Line & Sinker, was presented before the Chaos Bringer. Unicron revealed that when he had imploded, it formed a spatial rift that teleported him light years away from Cybertron, Junkion and Earth. He survived and reformed what was left of his new body into a smaller version of his form.
Unicron told Galvatron that by all rights he should extinguish his puny, treacherous life, but he would give him a chance at redemption, and the promise of a cure for his madness, if he would perform a simple task for him: Go to Cybertron and prevent an Autobot/Decepticon alliance from forming.
Vector Sigma begins giving warnings to Optimus Prime and Hot Rod about the Chaos Bringer's return and revenge. Optimus Prime, fearing Unicron's return without the Matrix, begins setting up a cease-fire with Zarak, who is now in sole command of the Decepticons. Zarak reveals to Optimus that he is becoming uneasy with Leadership of the Decepticons due to numerous assassination attempts and rumors of mutiny.
Galvatron put on a show for Unicron and his minions, by destroying Autobot Facilities and spreading chaos across Cybertron, but as soon as he got away from Unicron's watchful eye, he sought out a high ranking Autobot, Emirate Xaaron, and told him of Unicron's plans and that he sought to betray Unicron again. Galvatron and Xaaron traveled deep into Cybertron's interior and discovered Primus' Chamber, where they awoke their sleeping progenitor.
Just as the peace accords and preparation for Unicron's return are being made, Shockwave returns to dethrone Zarak. Shockwave would not allow a "Flesh-Creature" to command even one Decepticon, and a Decepticon Civil War Began as Decepticons chose sides. The new Civil War was cut short when all of the Transformers were Teleported to Cybertron by Primus, who had now possessed Emirate Xaaron.
Primus named Optimus Prime as the leader of the Autobot/Decepticon Alliance. This caused the Bearers of the Void to reveal themselves as they sought to assassinate Optimus Prime en masse. They were thwarted by the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons. Galvatron remained in the background, unnoticed by the other Transformers.
As Primus continued to prepare his children for the coming attack, Unicron was able to slip up on Cybertron, by drifting towards it, while in a trance, hiding himself from Primus, as Primus had done to him for so long.
The attack came without warning, and the Alliance was in Chaos. Without the Matrix they had no idea what to do, until Galvatron revealed himself and led the attack on Unicron. Many Transformers died during this epic battle. Primus, in Xaaron's body confronted Unicron. For a moment, Primus had Unicron fooled by an illusion, but Unicron overcame it and destroyed Xaaron and apparently Primus as well. Unicron's attacked damaged the Headmasters, Targetmasters and Powermasters, killing some of the Transformers and all of the Nebulans, save one. Scorponok was destroyed in this battle, but a loyal Decepticon secretly rescued the gravely wounded Lord Zarak, after the Autobots and Decepticons presumed him dead.
Just as the battle seemed to be hopeless, Thunderwing appeared with the Matrix, but in its Dark Form. Unicron easily defeated him and blew him to pieces. The corrupted Matrix was no match for the Chaos Bringer. As Thunderwing's debris blew by, Optimus Prime grabbed the Matrix. The Dark Influence tried to possess Optimus, but Optimus overcame the darkness and redeemed the Matrix's Light. He then flew into Unicron's maw and opened the seemingly rejuvenated Matrix, destroying the Chaos Bringer; blowing him into tiny fragments.
Optimus Prime did not escape from Unicron's body before he exploded. His severely damaged body was found, and he was repaired, but Hi-Q, his Binary Bond Partner died.
Again, Shockwave had vanished, and with Scorponok believed to be dead, the Decepticon Civil war had abated and Galvatron ruled again. The Decepticons returned to Chaar.
Tremors from Unicron's attack on Cybertron released strange demonic looking mechanoids that claimed to be Primus' First Children on Cybertron. They devoured any Transformer that they came across, until they were driven back into the depths of Cybertron.
The Spacebridge on Cybertron is reactivated by the Autobots, while the Decepticons rebuild another Spacebridge on Chaar, so that work can continue easily upon the Warworld
Galvatron sends Sixshot and Trypticon, along with many Decepticons on an assault upon Earth during which Blaster and Soundwave battle and destroy each other.
Meanwhile, on Cybertron, Optimus Prime is led away by Alpha Trion's spectre where he is led back to Vector Sigma
Hot Rod goes to the Chamber where the empty Matrix is kept, and finds that it is regenerating the essence within it. It is no longer empty. Through his contact with the Matrix, he learns that Optimus is going to join Vector Sigma. He rushes to find Optimus Prime. Hot Rod, now Rodimus Prime again, arrives just as Optimus is joining with Vector Sigma.
Soundwave is rebuilt as Soundblaster. Blaster is rebuilt as Twincast.
Lord Zarak returns, calling himself Scorponok, even though he doesn't have his Giant City sized body. Zarak has been reconstructed with an almost entirely mechanoid body, save for his brain, which controls it.
The Autobots discover a new metal that will increase their endurance many, many times. Galvatron learns of this and begins a raiding party to steal the new metal. Zarak, fearing that Galvatron will become too powerful to depose, orders his Decepticons to set charges upon the plasma Energy Chamber and Vector Sigma. Cybertron and apparently Galvatron explode, but not before the Autobots evacuate the planet.
Rodimus leads several of the Autobots into space in a search to find a new home planet.
Scorponok/Zarak destroys Mars with Plasma Energy bombs and reveals his newly rebuilt body.
Just before Scorponok is crowned Decepticon Leader Galvatron returns, thanks to help from some mysterious aliens.
During a Decepticon assault on Earth, Sixshot challenges Ultra Magnus to a duel. Ultra Magnus dies at Sixshot's hands.
En route battle Scorponok for leadership of the Decepticons, Galvatron is battled by the Autobot Headmasters and is buried deep within the Arctic Polar Ice Cap.
Sixshot, persuaded by Daniel, switches sides and joins the Autobots against Scorponok. Sixshot kills Pounce & Wingspan, the Decepticon Clones.
Zarak abandons his body, to escape plasma bombs that he has planted on Earth. Fortress Maximus destroys Scorponok's body. Zarak escapes into space.
The Autobots, under Fortress Maximus and Spike's Leadership, and under pressure from Earth Governments, remove all Transformer Presence from Earth, as Humanity decides to put their trust in their own Defenses to repel attackers and feel that the Autobots indirectly threaten Earth because of the continued Decepticon attacks upon Earth and by fright at the destruction of Cybertron & Mars.
Agreeing to the terms, but uneasy to leave Earth unguarded, the Autobots uses the Synthoflesh Technology to create Autobot Pretenders that mimic humans and can move freely among humans and watch for Decepticon threats, without alerting Human governments to the breach of their agreement.
These are the Autobot Pretenders stationed on Earth:
Vornos, receives word that the Ancient, Lost , nearly Omnipotent, Cybertronian Super Database, called the Underbase, is passing near the Earth. He sets out to merge with it and become god-like, but is cut short by Autobot & Decepticon intervention.
Vornos, only possessing part of the Underbase, goes mad and begins a rampage across Cybertron, slaying many Transformers, including the Dinobots.
Vornos is eventually tricked into absorbing the entire Underbase, and is destroyed by the very power that he sought to possess.
Bludgeon is left in charge of the construction of the Warworld. Bomburst, Skullgrin and SubMarauder go AWOL from the Warworld Project for reasons unknown.
The missing Decepticon Pretenders as well as several Decepticons who were thought to be dead begin a new assault on Earth.
A mysterious being known as DevilZ is revealed as current Leader of the Decepticons on Earth. Devil Z keeps the Decepticon Pretenders enthralled to do his bidding.
Several humans receive Transectors allowing them to merge with the bodies of some Transformers who were thought to be dead, namely Squeezeplay, Fangry, Horribull, Darkwing, Dreadwind, Siren, Nightbeat, Hosehead, Joyride, Slapdash, Getaway and Optimus Prime. The robots, who are just blank slates, are controlled by the humans. The origin of these Transectors is shrouded in mystery, as is why they are attached to what are thought to be replicas of Deceased Transformers.
The following humans controlled their respective Transtector Bodies:
It is discovered by Ginrai that Devil Z created the Transectors and sent them out in the bodies of certain Transformers for humans to bond with.
The Autobots battle a new Decepticon Transtector named Overlord, who is controlled by two humans named Giga & Mega
Fortress Maximus arrives to warn the Pretenders that Scorponok has been rebuilt and may be approaching Earth.
Fortress Maximus begins working on the Godbomber Project, to upgrade Ginrai's form.
Overlord appears and attempts to kill Ginrai while Scorponok arrives on the Moon. Ginrai merges with Fort Max's new creation Godbomber to form God Ginrai. God Ginrai and Fortress Maximus battle Overlord and Scorponok, as Overlord tries to escort Scorponok to Earth.
A Decepticon Transtector Mercenary, Double Dealer, manages to infiltrate the Autobot Base on Earth.
Scorponok arrives on Earth and begins laying waste to different countries. He is then possessed by Devil Z and becomes Black Zarak. The Zarak part of Scorponok is discarded by Devil Z into space.
Black Zarak reforms Buster & Hydra into purely mechanical beings, merging them completely with their transtectors.
The Decepticon Headmasters turn against Black Zarak and strike out against the Decepticon forces on their own.
Black Zarak manages to almost completely destroy North America.
The Decepticon Transectors reject their Human Hosts and reveal that they now have fully matured Lasercores and since they no longer require the Humans' presence, they seek to kill their former hosts.
Black Zarak and Overlord move to destroy Europe where Black Zarak punishes Buster & Hydra nearly to the brink of death, turning Overlord against him.
Overlord nearly dies battling Black Zarak, but God Ginrai and Sixknight intervene. Black Zarak kills Sixknight.
Fortress Maximus arrives and attacks Black Zarak, destroying his head.
Devil Z reveals his true form, that he is truly a sibling Lasercore of Primus and Unicron that left their home dimension recently and was battled by the combined efforts of the Autobots and Decepticons. Then, Devil Z kills Giga & Mega, just as Overlord fully matures into a true Transformer.
Devil Z reveals that he cannot reproduce as Primus can, but rather drains the lifeforces from other beings to fashion into his "children". To his dismay, the unpredictable nature of the Human Mind made his newest "children" quite disobedient.
The Autobots combine their powers to apparently destroy Devil Z. With Devil Z gone, the Transtector Bracelets lose their power, and the Transtectors become independent of their hosts. The Decepticon Pretenders are freed from Devil Z's influence as well.
The New Autobots leave the Earth and their human hosts behind, as they travel into space.
Meanwhile Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps seek out Galvatron's body and discover it in the Polar Ice of Earth..
Grimlock, seeking a way to bring his dead comrades back to life searches for a fabled, life-giving substance called Nucleon to resurrect the Dinobots.
Persuaded by the Decepticon's almost unhindered assault upon Earth, the Earth Defense Command agrees to allow Autobot presence back on Earth, to help rebuild the shattered planet and to strengthen it's defenses.
The Autobot in command of the Earth Forces is named StarSaber. Under his command are Blacker, Laster, and Braver, who combine for form Road Caesar along with other Brainmaster and Micromaster Autobots.
A new Decepticon Commander arises, Deathsaurus and begins a new campaign against Earth, to gain more energy for the weakened Decepticon Forces. He leads the Decepticon Breastmasters with Leozak as his second-in-command, with the Decepticons Killbison and Hellbat as underlings.
Deathsaurus has rebuilt and reprogrammed Vornos' creation, Monstructor into his own gestalt, Dinoking.
StarSaber discovers GreatShot, formerly Sixshot, dwelling among the Micromasters on a distant planet. GreatShot joins StarSaber in his endeavors. Two Transformers, Blue Bacchus and Black Shadow had been partners with GreatShot as mercenaries, but GreatShot left when the others became to violent and murderous.
On the Micromaster planet, the Decepticons destroy a penal colony on one of planet Micro's moons, releasing the Decepticons inside, including Leozak's old comrade Gaihawk.
The Decepticon Breastmaster now have the ability to merge into a giant named Lio Caesar, but Leozak prefers a Decepticon named Cobra over Hellbat as a member of the Gestalt.
Hellbat is in danger of having himself replaced by a Decepticon named Cobra, so Hellbat kills Cobra and blames it on the Autobots.
StarSaber battled Lio Caesar and was almost killed, if not for the sudden appearance of God Ginrai. God Ginrai saves StarSaber
The war soon afterward returns to Earth.
Later, as StarSaber is about to be killed by Deathsaurus, God Ginrai again intervenes, but is critically injured.
Perceptor rebuilds God Ginrai into Victory Leo.
Victory Leo gains the ability to merge with StarSaber into Victory Saber.
Deathsaurus rediscovers a lost Decepticon Space Fortress and re-energizes it with the remains of Sub-Atlantica.
Victory Saber leads the attack on the Decepticon Space Fortress
The Autobots manage to destroy the Space Fortress and Deathsaurus.
Grimlock discovered the mysterious fuel known as Nucleon on a planet called Hydrus Four. He is warned by the denizens of the planet of strange side-effects that the Nucleon can have, but he disregard them and resurrects the Dinobots with Nucleon, after testing it on himself first.
The Decepticons, direly needing energy and with many troops deactivated, sought out the newly discovered energy source Nucleon. It had been rumored that Nucleon was a nearly inexhaustible fuel that could heal wounds and even raise the dead. Word spread across the Galaxy about this new "Miracle Fuel" and even the Autobots considered it for use.
Many Autobots and Decepticons filled themselves with Nucleon, but there were some unexpected and unpredictable changes. All gained tremendous power. Many lost the ability to transform. Some went mad and went on murderous rampages. Others died all over again, but more slowly and vividly than before. Other Autobots and Decepticons abstained from Nucleon, from fear of its possible results.
After months of repairs, Cyclonus Scourge and the Sweeps returned with the rebuilt, but still insane Galvatron.
Cyclonus had persuaded Galvatron to take Nucleon, in an attempt to cure his madness. Nucleon seemed to have no effect on Galvatron at first, but after some time it seemed that it had made his madness worse. He would cry out in pain, unlike he had ever done before and run or fight with phantoms that only he could see. Finally he began to fall apart. Cyclonus was regretful that he had influenced Galvatron into taking Nucleon, and felt that he had betrayed him. Finally, Galvatron lay in the infirmary as the Decepticons waited around him for his final words. Just as Galvatron was about to state his wishes, he plunged into a final horrendous screaming rage; then he fell silent. As the Decepticons began to bicker over who would lead next, a shaft of light broke through Galvatron's armor.
As the armor fell away, a newly reformed Megatron emerged like a moth from a cocoon. Megatron stood before the gathered Decepticons stronger than ever before, and freed from his curse of being Galvatron. The bits and pieces of Galvatron were buried under a trash heap.
Vornos returned to Chaar from space. His Pretender Shell evidently had the ability to repair him, or so he claimed.
Megatron then returned to Chaar to be proclaimed leader again. Megatron, restored back to his right mind began noticing some very familiar quirks about Vornos. Also Vornos NEVER removed his pretender shell. Finally Megatron tired of the games and the flattery that Vornos so elegantly drowned Megatron in. Megatron cornered Vornos in his throne room and tore the Outer Shell off of him to reveal...Starscream.
Starscream was shocked at Megatron's actions, and pleaded for his life. Megatron graciously accepted, but warned Starscream that if he even SUSPECTED him of treachery, that Starscream would be immediately executed. Starscream accepted Megatron's terms, but continued to plot secretly against him.
Zarak returned in a new body, calling himself DoublePunch. He kept his identity a secret, as he, too plotted to overthrow Megatron for leadership of the Decepticons.
For some time the Nucleon fueled Transformers enjoyed the effects of this new fuel, but as time passed it seemed to take its toll. Some transformers just fell over dead for no apparent reason. Many had Nucleon melt their circuits. Others found themselves crippled for no apparent reason. A few even exploded from overloads due to Nucleon. That's when, almost simultaneously, both Autobots and Decepticons dumped all of the Nucleon from their systems and were retooled to run off of Energon and Transform again. Some did not survive the Nucleon dump and retooling.
Megatron had himself rebuilt in a more powerful tank mode, with many new abilities, but most reverted back to their original forms.
Rodimus Prime, Kup and Blurr, after searching and surveying countless worlds for a new home could never find a suitable planet. Rodimus felt an urge in the Matrix to continue looking.
Finally to their great shock, they discovered a perfect, and seemingly uninhabited, replica of Cybertron. They could not understand how this could be, until Optimus Prime greeted them, in physical form.
Apparently, the mysterious Aliens that preserved Galvatron's life when Cybertron exploded, also rescued Vector Sigma and placed it within another metallic planet, where Vector sigma recreated the planet that had been it's home for so long, down to the last detail, except there were no Transformers to inhabit it. Optimus Prime was given a new body by Vector Sigma, and functioned as Vector Sigma's mediator with the Autobots.
Rodimus gave the Matrix back to Optimus Prime, reverting again to become Hot Rod.
They all returned to gather the Autobots to the new Cybertron.
That's when the reports came. Grimlock and his crew reported planet after planet on the other side of the Galaxy and beyond had been reformed into versions of Cybertron and populated with thousands of Decepticons. The further they traveled, the more "little Cybertrons" they found.
Optimus Prime went to investigate. As He and Grimlock's crews investigated an abandoned Decepticon facility on a world that collapsed under their "reconstruction" efforts Optimus Prime realized that this was a conquest much TOO big for the Decepticons to have undertaken. That was when they were captured.
An enormous Decepticon Ship, the Twilight, arrived at the facility and all of the Autobots were captured. They were taken before the Commander of the fleet, Jhiaxus. there they were informed that their war had been over for Four million Years, ever since the groups of Decepticons left following Liege Maximo and forged the "Cybertronian Empire". Jhiaxus gave the Autobots a choice: join the Cybertronian Empire or Die. Optimus Prime refused, and the captured Autobots followed suit. The Autobots broke out of the Twilight's brig and escaped in their own spacecraft.
The Autobots were reeling from the sheer enormity of the "Cybertronian" threat. This new Empire was more than they could handle or even have dreamt. In their struggle to find a way to combat this new foe, the Earth was left unprotected.
Megatron traveled to Earth with Starscream to uncover the buried Ark. The two of them repaired the Arks engines and prepared to take it to use against the Autobots.
An aging Spike discovered their plan and alerted Fortress Maximus about the danger. Spike rejoined Cerebros as his Binary Bond partner. Fort Max was severely damaged by the Ark's weapons, but Spike & Cerebros infiltrated the Ark and were both critically wounded by Megatron. While Megatron was distracted, Cerebros and Spike broke through the Ark's antimatter chamber and jumped in, causing a chain reaction that killed them and destroyed the Ark, but not before Starscream and Megatron could escape.
Bludgeon, unaware of Megatron's return, led the finally completed Warworld to Earth, to try and draw out the holder of the Matrix, so that he could fill his newly built army with life
Bludgeon blitzed Earth from orbit. The Decepticons continued to attack Earth and with new fuel taken to the Warworld, Megatron arrived.
Bludgeon was not quick to relinquish his role as Decepticon Leader and challenged Megatron. Megatron quickly destroyed Bludgeon and fully regained his role as leader.
Megatron called for a minimizing of destruction and a maximizing of Energon production. New troops were built and awaited Lasercores.
Meanwhile, after being on the run from the Cybertronian Empire and far out of communication range, Optimus Prime left the Autobot Fleet to return to Cybertron. There it was revealed through the Matrix how the Cybertronian Empire had grown without the Matrix or Vector Sigma. They were multiplying by dividing, a long forgotten method of Cybertronian reproduction wiped from the minds of all transformers by Primus himself. These visions also showed a dark energy escaping into the Void after each reproduction.
Optimus Prime ordered Grimlock and the Autobot fleet to stay on Cybertron as he left to stop Megatron and talk peace with him. Optimus Prime sought to form an alliance with Megatron in order to combat the Cybertronian Empire.
Instead of talking peace, the newly rebuilt Megatron defeated Prime and tore the Matrix from his chest. As Megatron prepared to kill Optimus Prime again, Grimlock and the Autobot fleet arrived to rescue Prime and Earth.
Megatron had what he wanted. He and the Decepticons boarded the Warworld with the Matrix and millions of Energon Cubes.
Meanwhile, a planet distant from Earth has every Mechanoid and machine devoured and turned to dust by a Swarm of dark matter.
While the Decepticons, under Megatron's command, were testing the new troops that had been given life by the Matrix, a distress call from Skullgrin was received. Megatron had dispatched a group of Decepticons to investigate the reports of a vast Cybertronian Empire in Fahl Space. The reconnaissance party had encountered hostilities, and suffered heavy losses. They retreated to Nebulos, now under Decepticon rule. The Cybertronians followed and exterminated all resistance on the planet. Only Skullgrin escaped, as Nebulos fell to the Cybertronians and was being reformed into a facsimile of Cybertron. Skullgrin died after reporting Nebulos' fall.
The Decepticons were filled with rage that this had happened. Megatron rallied his Decepticons together to lay waste to the Cybertronian Empire.
After hearing reports of Megatron's approach, Jhiaxus left Nebulos devastated, but incompletely reformed, to meet the Decepticon armada.
The battle from start to finish was in the Cybertronians' favor. The superior strength, endurance and numbers of the Cybertronian forces massacred the Decepticons. Megatron faced off against Jhiaxus and was treated to a humbling defeat and re-entry as Jhiaxus dropped him into a nearby planet. The Decepticons retreated, and a search party later retrieved the melted remains of Megatron, whom they thought dead, until he uttered one word: “Revenge!”
The Decepticons regrouped in Earth orbit as the partially repaired Megatron went to Autobot City to discuss peace and an Alliance with Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime accepted the offer of a temporary alliance, until the Cybertronian Empire was no longer a threat.
Together, for the first time since the battle with Unicron, the Autobots and Decepticons fought side by side to save a planet threatened with genocide by the Cybertronians.
After the battle, as Optimus Prime and Megatron discussed more peace accords aboard the Warworld, Soundwave informed them that Starscream was missing.
Then, the Autobot/Decepticon alliance received a distress call from a planet being completely destroyed. They arrived too late. Everything on the planet was destroyed on a molecular level. They had never seen anything like this. No devastation had ever been so complete. It was obviously not Jhiaxus' forces. But the sight reminded Optimus of his frightening visions of destruction for their race.
Elsewhere, a Cybertronian Extermination Squad encounters the Swarm while destroying an inhabited planet. The Swarm completely devoured the Cybertronian forces. After this, the Swarm knew its purpose: to Devour all Cybertronian life.
Meanwhile, Starscream finds Jhiaxus and offers to join the Cybertronians in exchange for betraying the Autobot/Decepticon alliance. Jhiaxus was pleased.
Autobot Scientist Perceptor discovered, samples taken from the decimated planet showed that whatever had destroyed it contained a Cybertronian Genetic structure similar to the Transformers' own genetic structure. Optimus Prime revealed to Megatron the visions that the Matrix had been giving him about the Cybertronians' rediscovery of Reproduction by Division and how it would lead to death, and this strange phenomenon was directly related.
Then came Jhiaxus' assault upon the Autobot/Decepticon Base on Earth. Starscream allowed Jhiaxus & his fleet to surpass all of the Autobot & Decepticon Defense grids. Starscream gave vital information about the Warworld's defenses also, allow it to be easily taken. While the Cybertronians chased Decepticons that were fleeing the captured Warworld, Starscream entered the chamber that held the Matrix.
Optimus Prime gave the order for all Autobots & Decepticon retreat and regroup elsewhere. Meanwhile Optimus Prime & Megatron boarded a ship in order to retrieve the Matrix from the Warworld.
In deep space, a group of Cybertronians heading to Earth to reinforce Jhiaxus's fleet encountered and was devoured by the Swarm. From these Cybertronians the Swarm ascertained Earth's location, and changed course for it.
Back in Earth's orbit, the Cybertronians were shocked to find the Warworld attacking them with massive force, allowing Optimus Prime & Megatron to board the Warworld. Once inside they were taken, forcibly, into the Matrix Chamber where they discovered that Starscream had artificially bonded himself with the Matrix.
Starscream then sought to torture & kill both Optimus Prime and Megatron, but somehow, subconsciously the Warworld seemed to be helping them to survive.
Optimus Prime sensed the Swarm was drawing nearer and wished to speak with Jhiaxus, in order to stop the hostilities between the Generations and unite against the swarm. He reached the communications center and sent a message to Jhiaxus. Jhiaxus' response to Prime's plea was to destroy California on screen, for Optimus Prime to watch.
Starscream focused the power of the Warworld to stop Jhiaxus. Starscream couldn't explain why he had the urge to protect the Earth. Optimus told him that the Matrix's influence was rewriting his programming to it's own specifications and desires, which included protecting Earth.
Then the Swarm arrived.
Jhiaxus' ships attacked the Swarm and were devoured as each ship fired.
Optimus Prime retrieved the Matrix from Starscream, who did not care for the new impulses that he was getting from it. Optimus then left the Warworld for Jhiaxus' flagship, Twilight.
Meanwhile, Megatron and Starscream gathered stolen Rheanium Gas reserves, which had been recently plundered by the Decepticons, in order to give their troops a better chance against the Swarm.
As Optimus reached Jhiaxus, he was greeted with a brutal beating. The only thing that kept Jhiaxus from crushing the life from Prime's body was the Swarms' invasion of the Twilight. The Swarm quickly consumed Jhiaxus, and ruptured Twilight's reactor, blowing Optimus away from the wreckage of the Cybertronian Flagship and Swarm.
Meanwhile Megatron, whose armor had just been made Superdense by Rheanium Gas, carried the remaining canisters through the Swarm towards the Autobot & Decepticon troops on Earth.
Grimlock, leading the forces on Earth, prepared shields for a last stand against the Swarm.
Optimus Prime awoke on the Warworld, pulled in via tractor beam by Starscream. Only then did Optimus realize what the Swarm was searching for.
The Swarm had broken through the Autobot/Decepticon Alliances shields on Earth and began devouring the Transformers there. The Swarm also began devouring all sentient life, i.e. humans that it came in contact with. Many Transformers and most of Humanity died before Megatron arrived with the Rheanium Gas.
Starscream abandoned Optimus Prime on the Warworld just as the Swarm began devouring it. Starscream offered Optimus some Rheanium Gas, but Optimus refused. Starscream disappeared without a trace after leaving the Warworld. Optimus Prime allowed the Swarm to consume him, absorb everything that he was. As death claimed him, Optimus released the Matrix into the Swarm. The Swarm ignited, glowing with the power of the Matrix.
The Swarm ceased it's attack upon the Autobots and Decepticons, just a the wave of Matrix energy swept through and permeated all of the Autobots and Decepticons.
The Swarm had been given what it had truly sought, life and meaning.
As an act of gratitude, the Swarm reformed Optimus Prime and returned him to the troops on Earth. Then the swarm departed for space.
The Autobots and Decepticons then sought, at least outwardly, to continue the fragile truce between their factions.
Meanwhile, at the center of the Cybertronian Empire called the Hub, the sole survivor of Jhiaxus' troops, Rook, reported Jhiaxus' failure and the Swarm's involvement to Liege Maximo. Liege Maximo plotted the Autobots' & Decepticons' destruction.
The governments of Earth, recovering from the devastating attacks, agreed and signed a pact with Optimus Prime and Megatron that ALL Transformer life was to be removed from Earth, and Earth was to be made OFF LIMITS to any and all Transformers. All references to the location of Earth on Cybertron were classified and hidden. Even without further attacks from Decepticons or Cybertronians, Humanity's fate seemed unsure as famine, plague and lawlessness swept over the shattered planet. Only a handful of humans remained.
At this time, Hot Rod fell deathly ill. It seemed that his lifeforce was being drained from him. It was shown to Optimus Prime, by Alpha Trion, that the Matrix's energy had been spread too thin, with two Primes existing simultaneously, and the Matrix being released into the Swarm. The Matrix could not regenerate itself and was approaching the point of death, along with Hot Rod, unless something was done. Optimus Prime's life was threatened by this also.
Soon afterward Megatron mysteriously disappeared. Cyclonus assumed command of the Decepticons, with Scourge and the Sweeps backing him.
To keep from losing the Matrix, as well as two Primes, Alpha Trion led Optimus to Vector Sigma. There, Optimus Prime returned the Matrix to Hot Rod, making him Rodimus Prime again. Optimus' mind merged with Vector Sigma, and his lifeless body fell to the floor of Vector Sigma's chamber. Rodimus returned to the surface as Leader of the Autobots.
The Autobot/Decepticon Alliance weakened periodically, and skirmishes broke out, but all appearances of peace and diplomacy was kept up. For the Autobots it meant a hope for continued peace, for the Decepticons it meant a chance to lick their wounds, continue their plans secretly, and keep the Autobots off of their backs. Any marauding Decepticons during this time, whether under orders from the Decepticon government or not, were dismissed as renegades publicly by the Decepticon High Command.
Liege Maximo then began his new attacks against Cybertron. These new assaults helped to solidify the shaky alliance between the Autobots & Decepticons by providing them with a common foe, the Cybertronian Empire.
As this new war raged, and the peace between Autobot & Decepticon grew, many political and social changes began on Cybertron. Several sub-groups broke off from their original factions and started inducting new members. The largest of these new factions were the Maximals and the Predacons.
Peace on Cybertron was held secure as the war was confined to deeper space, away from Cybertron, as the Cybertronian Empire lost more and more conquered planets.
The Predacons and Maximals, seeking to maximize fuel resources and increase their populations, downsized their bodies. The Predacon Alliance remained treacherous, as their Decepticon ancestors had, but they did so privately, in order to keep the peace between the factions.
Two facilities were built on Cybertron for the production of Maximals and Predacons. The Maximal facility was named The Matrix. The Predacon facility was named The Pit.
One newly created Predacon did not like suppressing his desires for conquest. He had named himself Megatron: half an honor to the Former Decepticon Leader, half arrogant self-conceit. He openly defied the Maximals and Autobots. He gathered vile and discontented Predacons around him, as he planned to overthrow the Autobot/Maximal tyranny of peace.
For almost 250 Earth-years this new Megatron watched as Decepticon and Predacon alike were held in check by the Autobots and Maximals. His hatred for them and the stagnation that they represented grew decade by decade. He called out publicly for a revolt against the Pax Cybertronia, the governing body of Cybertron. He encouraged the overthrow of the Autobot government, and this caused him to lose face before the Predacon Alliance. They, too, felt the short leash that they had been given by the Autobots, but their revolution would progress slowly, with cunning and deceit. Megatron threatened that plan. He was branded an outlaw.
His underworld contacts had alerted him to the whereabouts of an Artifact that the Autobots & Maximals guarded extensively: a golden disc containing the secret location of Earth.
Megatron broke into the secret archives of Cybertron and stole the Golden Disc. The authorities were soon alerted, but Megatron escaped in a stolen Transwarp ship that he had prepared.
While attempting to plot a trajectory to Earth, Megatron discovered some anomalies on the Golden Disc. These anomalies proved to be a secret message from the original Megatron. From there, Megatron used the promise of untold wealth, honor and Energon to procure a crew to help him pilot the Transwarp craft to his destination.
The Pax Cybertronia, through intelligence reports, discovered Megatron's position in space and sent the nearest Maximal ship, the Axalon, to pursue and capture Megatron and his crew.
Before the Axalon could stop them, the renegade Predacons opened a Transwarp vortex and entered it. The Axalon pursued them.
The Axalon followed Megatron and his crew to a primitive planet with two moons. The two ships engaged in battle and both crashed on the planet below. The Axalon, commanded by Optimus Primal, released their embryonic crew members, known as Protoforms, into orbit around the planet in Stasis Pods.
They discovered that the planet was full of raw, unstable energon crystals, and the ambient radiation for them made it unhealthy for Cybertronians to dwell without protection.
Both crews constructed alternate modes based on local lifeforms, made out of Synthoflesh, which would shield them from the dangerous levels of energon radiation.
The Predacons each declared themselves, after they had received their new modes, likewise: Megatron, Scorponok, Dinobot, Terrorsaur, Waspinator, and Tarantulas.
Dinobot felt that Megatron's leadership was faulty and challenged him for leadership. Megatron had Scorponok remove Dinobot from the base, and ordered the remaining Predacons to seek and destroy the Maximals.
The Maximals declared themselves as follows: Optimus Primal, Rhinox, Rattrap and Cheetor.
Dinobot allied himself with Optimus Primal and his Maximals against Megatron.
Hostilities soon commenced between the rival crews, as Optimus Primal sought to keep Megatron from gaining the fuel resources to start another Great War.
It was also discovered that a mysterious race of alien beings had built several strange structures and beacons, as well as placed the energon deposits on the planet on purpose.
As Stasis Pods fell from orbit each crew sought to capture the Protoforms within to bolster their troops. Two Maximals and Two Predacons arose from the Stasis Pods.
The Maximals were Tigatron and Airazor. The Predacons were Black Arachnia and Inferno.
The Predacon reprogrammed the Maximal Protoforms into the new Predacons.
Tumbling through Space & Time, Starscream's Lasercore/Spark encountered the Maximals & Predacons and possessed Waspinator. Starscream's spark was blown back into space, where it continued to tumble aimlessly.
Inferno discovered an Alien Disk, which detailed information on the Aliens, their devices and their plans for the planet. He delivered it to Megatron.
The Aliens arrived on the planet to investigate the Cybertronian presence there. The aliens activated a planetary destruction device, which was disguised as one of the planet’s moons.
Optimus Primal, piloting a Stasis Pod rebuilt by Tarantulas and Black Arachnia into a spacecraft destroyed the device, but was destroyed in the process, through Megatron's treachery.
All of the remaining Stasis Pods fell from orbit.
A Quantum Surge blew across the planet, resulting from the destruction of the Planet Destroyer. Some of the Maximals and Predacons were altered physically by the Quantum Surge. Rattrap, Cheetor, Megatron and Tarantulas were all altered into new, Energon Resistant forms called Transmetals. The Quantum Surge knocked Scorponok and Terrorsaur into the lava below, where they died.
Two malfunctioning Stasis Pods landed in Predacon Territory. The DNA Scanners merged two lifeform imprints, instead of selecting just one, resulting in Mutated Beast Modes for the Protoforms inside. These were called the Fuzors: Silverbolt and Quickstrike.
Megatron reached the Fuzors first and adopted them into the Predacons under his command.
Meanwhile, Rhinox traveled astrally back into the Matrix, seeking Optimus Primal's Spark or Lasercore. Rhinox had discovered a Stasis Pod that contained a Protoform lacking a Spark.
As the Remaining Maximals, Rattrap and Cheetor, along with Dinobot, attempted to defend the Axalon from the Predacons, Rhinox returned from the Matrix.
Just as it appeared that Megatron had defeated the Maximals, Optimus Primal's Spark returned via means that Rhinox had set up, and entered the empty Protoform, emerging as a Transmetal, as well.
Optimus Primal sent the Predacons to flight, and Silverbolt changed allegiances, to join the Maximals.
Dinobot infiltrated the Predacon Base and stole both the Human and Alien Disks. He gave the Alien Disk to Rhinox, but kept the Human disk in a hidden location.
Dinobot attempted to rejoin the Predacons when he realized that the strange planet that was actually prehistoric Earth. He returned the Human Disk to Megatron, but rejoined the Maximals when he realized that Megatron's plans would destroy them all.
Tigatron and Airazor, seeking the Lost Protoforms and scouting the terrain, discovered a previously undiscovered Alien Device. The Device captured them and beamed them into space.
Another Alien Machine, a Metal Hunter, formed on the site and rendered all of the Non-Transmetal, Non-Fuzors inert. Megatron entered the device using the alien Disk and attempted to take it back to Cybertron, to use as a weapon against the Maximals and the Autobots.
Tarantulas, revealing a deep hatred for the Aliens joined forces with the Maximals to stop Megatron. While the Maximals distracted Megatron, Tarantulas destroyed the Alien Metal Hunter and the Alien Disk with a Transwarp explosion.
A giant Stasis pod was discovered by Cheetor, containing a being known as Protoform X,; a Protoform Cloned from part of Starscream's immortal Lasercore which turned just as evil as it's progenitor. Apparently, Protoform X was just as indestructible as Starscream. While Protoform X lay injured, Megatron removed the main portion of his spark, to use as a submission device. Megatron renamed Protoform X Rampage.
The Maximals and Predacon realized that they were in Earth's distant past, and that the future may be able to be manipulated by the actions that they take.
Dinobot downloaded a copy of his personality and other information into the Maximal Computer.
Megatron then made a push to destroy the Human Race before it existed by wiping out Humanity's ancestors. Dinobot discovered Megatron's plan and fought to keep him and the Predacons at bay while the Maximals raced to save the protohumans. Dinobot stopped the Predacons from killing off Humanity's Ancestors and destroyed the Human Disk, but died from all of the damage he received in the process.
Detecting the Transwarp Explosion from the Alien Metal Hunter, the Predacon Alliance sent the Decepticon Ravage to investigate, and blocked the Transwarp wave from Maximal & Autobot sensors.
During a battle Silverbolt refused to fire upon Black Arachnia, whom he was secretly involved with, allowing Black Arachnia to escape to a location that Megatron had plans for: Mt. St. Hilary.
Ravage captured Megatron easily, but switched sides when he discovered that this Megatron was acting upon orders from the Original Megatron which was hidden within the Human Golden Disk.
Rattrap destroyed Ravage's ship and killed Ravage, while the other Maximals neutralized the other Predacons while Megatron left for Mt. St. Hilary.
Silverbolt and Black Arachnia dug their way into the volcano, discovering the Ark, the ship that the original Optimus Prime, Megatron and their crews crashed on Earth in.
Megatron arrived soon afterward, damaged Silverbolt and entered the Ark. He had Black Arachnia seal up the Ark, to keep the approaching Maximals out.
As the Maximals fought to get inside, Megatron entered the bridge of the Ark and focused his main weapon upon Optimus Prime's head.
Time began to change and reality, as they knew it began to come apart, but Black Arachnia used Teletran One to remove Megatron from the Ark. Black Arachnia then defected to the Maximal side, but remained a Predacon.
Due to the damage inflicted upon Optimus Prime, his Lasercore and the Matrix had to be removed from his body while Rhinox began repairs. They placed Optimus Prime's Lasercore and the essence of the Matrix inside of Optimus Primal's body. This caused Primal to mutate into a new form, called Optimal Optimus.
While the Maximals worked to repair Optimus Prime's body, the Predacons destroyed the Axalon.
When Prime's body was completely repaired, Optimal Optimus replaced the Matrix and Prime's Lasercore, but he retained his new body.
A rebellious maximal named Depth Charge arrived on prehistoric Earth seeking Protoform X, now known as Rampage.
He battled Rampage, but was wounded and taken back to Mount St. Hilary, where the Maximals had set up their new base.
Rampage destroyed Depth Charge's ship.
Megatron developed a new means to make Transmetal, using an Alien Machine that he had found, called an Alien Transmetal Driver.
At first he used it to produce Cyborg Velociraptors made to hunt down Protohumans, but later used it to produce a Transmetal Clone of the deceased Dinobot, using the interior of Rampage's Spark.
Cheetor was caught in an energy bolt from the Transmetal Driver and was transformed into a new Transmetal form.
Depth Charge stole the Driver and thought that he destroyed it by throwing it into some lava, but Black Arachnia saved it and hid it for herself.
Black Arachnia tried to use the Alien Driver to remake herself into a Transmetal, but was interrupted by Silverbolt. This caused her to malfunction, and caused her Predacon shell program to degrade and threaten her life. While Rhinox attempted to remove her Predacon Programming, Tarantulas caused a power interruption which allowed failsafes within her programming to take her offline, but the alien Transmetal driver activated and remade her into a new Transmetal Black Arachnia, minus her old Predacon Programming.
Rattrap retrieved personality programming that Dinobot downloaded into the Maximal Computer and tried to upload it into the new Transmetal Dinobot, in the hope of bringing his old friend back, but it appeared that the evil nature in Rampage's Spark dominated and overrode the old Dinobot's programming.
Seeking more power, Megatron broke into the Ark again, but this time he merged his Spark with the Lasercore of the original Megatron, which mysteriously changed him into a larger, Transmetal Dragon.
The Aliens, revealing their name as the Vok, detected continued threats from Megatron on prehistoric Earth, merged and possessed the bodies of Tigatron and Airazor into a new being known as Tigerhawk, who had the ability to control the elements.
Tigerhawk arrived on prehistoric Earth and destroyed the Predacon Base, but was felled by Tarantulas, who disclosed that he was NOT a descendant of the Autobots and Decepticons inside of the Ark. He then sought to remove the Vok from Tigerhawk's body and use it for his own purposes. The Vok turned on Tarantulas, causing him to destroy himself.
Megatron, searching through Tarantulas' database, found Tarantulas' greatest discovery, the original Megatron's Warship: Nemesis.
Inferno, Quickstrike and Waspinator, seeking a new base, found suitable quarters in a Protohuman Cave Dwelling, but when ordered to attack, Waspinator expressed his displeasure with the Predacons and quit.
As Megatron attempted to raise the Nemesis from it's watery resting-place, Depth Charge fought Rampage underwater.
Depth Charge drove a shaft of pure, raw energon straight through what was left of Rampage's Spark, causing an explosion that killed them both.
The destruction of Rampage allowed the programming of the original Dinobot to begin to reassert itself in the New Dinobot's mind, slowly turning him against Megatron.
Megatron attacked Optimal Optimus and Tigerhawk with the Nemesis' full armament. While Optimal Optimus left to warn the Maximals, Tigerhawk stayed to fight and was killed by Megatron.
Megatron then went to the Protohuman Cave Dwelling and proceeded to destroy it as well as Quickstrike & Inferno. The Protohumans escaped the attack.
As Megatron approached the Ark, to destroy it with the Nemesis, Dinobot downloaded information giving the Maximals access to an Autobot Shuttle, hidden within the Ark.
Megatron ordered Dinobot to fire upon the Ark, but Dinobot refused, declaring that honor was more importantly. Megatron, furious, threw Dinobot across the room and prepared to fire the Nemesis' Fusion cannon upon the Ark.
Before Megatron could fire, though, Rhinox crashed through the Nemesis' bridge taking Megatron out.
The Nemesis began to explode and crash into parts unknown, taking the new Dinobot down with it.
The Maximals captured Megatron and returned to Cybertron in the Autobot Shuttle.
Waspinator became king of the Protohumans.
That's all...for now.