The year is
2005. In a yet uncharted region of space, the monster planet Unicron makes his
rounds, searching for his next meal, when he spies the planet Lithone, and
begins to move towards it.
Lithone itself, its citizens go on with their lives, unaware of the monstrosity
that is rapidly coming their way. Arblus and Kranix, Litonian scientists, make
their way back to the lab, bringing with them some chemicals.
began, "What are we working on today?"
know," Kranix replied, "The doctor hasn't told us yet." They entered the lab,
where the doctor was waiting for them.
"Did you bring
what I asked for?" the doctor asked.
"Yes sir, we
did." Kranix replied as he handed the chemicals to the doctor, who set them
down on the table. He began to walk away, but the ground began to shake
"What a time
for seismic activity." Arblus sarcastically mentioned.
"I don't think
it's seismic activity," Kranix worryingly began, going to the view screen, the
image that appeared shocked him. "Arblus, look!" he exclaimed as his two
comrades rushed towards him, "It's Unicron!"
possible!" Arblus said in disbelief, "Unicron is only a legend!"
"He seems real
now!" Kranix shouted.
Unicron has impaled the planet with his horns and is bringing it towards his
mouth, sucking up many Lithonians and buildings in the process.
Back on the
planets surface, Kranix and Arblus are trying to rally the panicked citizens.
"The ships!" Arblus exclaimed, "Get to the ships! It's our only chance!" The
remaining Lithonians ran as fast as they could to the ships. They got into their ships and took off as
soon as Unicron had finished devouring the planet. The survivors thought they'd
get away, but they couldn't be more wrong. Unicron began sucking the ships in
as sort of an after dinner snack. Arblus' ships was one of the ones to be
devoured. "Kranix! ARRRRRRRRGH!" was all he could get out before his ship was
devoured. Kranix managed to get away, and is the only survivor of this tragedy.
Unicron, however, has a different reaction.
said, "That should provide me enough energy to reach Cybertron." He then flew
off in the distance, towards his target: Cybertron.
very moment. PLACE: Cybertron. Things have not gone well for the Autobots,
either. They have lost to the Decepticons, who have retaken Cybertron, and now
plot from what they think are secret bases on Cybertron's moons. Little do they
know, however, that the Decepticons have discovered their bases, and have sent
Laserbeak to spy on them. He makes his way towards the main Autobot
headquarters on Moonbase One, where he finds Autobot leader Optimus Prime and
his fellow Autobot Brawn. Laserbeak begins to record as Optimus begins talking.
begins, "Report to me at once!"
"This is a
waste, Prime!" Brawn angrily responded, "We should be out there kicking some
Decepticon rear, not looking in monitors!"
began, "I want you to lead a group making a special run to Autobot City on
Brawn exclaimed, "I'm one of our best warriors! Just send me to Cybertron, and
I'll have it back for us in a matter of astroseconds!"
Brawn!" Prime exclaimed back, "We don't have enough energon to launch a full
scale assault, that is why I'm sending you to Autobot city. No go and prepare
Prime." Brawn said as he ran out of the room towards the shuttle, not in the
best of moods.
activated a communicator, which got him in touch with Hot Rod and Kup on
another side of the Moonbase. "Hot Rod," Prime began, "Report the security
here, Prime." Hot Rod replied.
Moonbase Two?" Prime asked.
out." Hot Rod said as he established communications with Moonbase Two. "Hot Rod
to Moonbase Two, anyone respond."
Bumblebee here, Hot Rod." Spike replied.
to launch the shuttle," Hot Rod began, "Any Decepticon activity in your area?"
clear here, Hot Rod." Bumblebee replied as Spike pressed some buttons on his
computer console to communicate with the shuttle.
Spike said, "When you get down there, tell my son Daniel that I miss him, and
that I'll see him soon."
whatever, Spike." Brawn said, still not thrilled on the mission given to him.
began, "Begin the countdown."
three, two, one… Blast off!" Kup shouted as the shuttle blasts off.
alone in the main control room. "Now all we need is a little energon," he said
to himself, "And a whole lot of luck." After hearing this, Laserbeak takes off.
TIME: A few
moments later. PLACE: Decepticon HQ. Megatron stands with Shockwave, Soundwave,
and Starscream awaiting Laserbeak's return.
returns, Megatron." Shockwave announced.
Laserbeak!" Megatron said before looking at Starscream, "Unlike some of my
OTHER warriors, YOU never fail me! Soundwave! Play back Laserbeak's findings!"
command, Megatron." Soundwave said as both he and Laserbeak transformed, and
Soundwave played back the findings until the end.
more luck than you can imagine, Prime!" Megatron shouted, "Decepticons! Prepare
Megatron!" Shockwave said, "I wish to accompany you on this mission. I am sick
of staying here on Cybertron!"
"As you wish,
Shockwave." Megatron replied.
Shockwave thought to himself, "My plan to take over command of the Decepticons,
though in it's early stages, is going perfectly!"
TIME: A few
moments later. PLACE: Autobot shuttle. Autobots Warpath, Bluestreak, Red Alert,
and Brawn are piloting the shuttle towards Earth when an explosion rocks the
that?" Bluestreak asked.
Brawn replied, "But it don't sound good!" Megatron and the rest of his
Decepticon forces then enter the shuttle.
Warpath exclaimed as he got up from his seat and ran towards the Decepticon
Autobots!" Megatron yelled as he transformed and entered Starscream's waiting
hands. Starscream aimed Megatron towards Warpath and fired. The shot went
strait through Warpath's chest and he fell over. Bluestreak then got up from
his seat and fired towards the Decepticons. Soundwave returned fire, and stuck
Bluestreak in the chest, and he fell over as well. Red Alert stood up and began
firing, but almost all the Decepticons returned his fire. He was stuck many
times before finally falling. Brawn got up, and ran towards the Decepticons.
"Bring it on,
you gutless, cowards!" Brawn exclaimed as he ran toward Starscream. Starscream
aimed Megatron, and shot Brawn in the shoulder. Brawn fell over and Megatron
almost too easy, Starscream!" Megatron said as Soundwave, Ramjet, Thrust, and
Shrapnel took control of the shuttle.
Megatron," Starscream replied, "Than destroying the real threat, the Autobots'
idiot, Starscream!" Megatron shouted, "After we destroy the main stronghold of
Autobot City, then the Autobots will be vanquished forever!"
shouted as he picked himself off the floor.
nonsense." Megatron said as he aimed his cannon towards Brawn. Before he could
fire, though, Shockwave stopped him.
your hands any more, almighty Megatron." Shockwave said, "Let me handle him."
Shockwave raised his gun arm, aimed, and fired. The blast went strait through
Brawn and he fell over, never to rise again.
Shockwave." Megatron said, "Now, let's get going!"
Megatron," Shockwave thought to himself, "How ironic that you think I have a
nice shot, because you just might be the next one to take it!"
very moment. PLACE: A pond near Autobot City. Autobot Sideswipe sits with
Spike's son Daniel when he notices that he isn't in the best of moods. "What's
wrong, little buddy?" he asks.
Sideswipe," Daniel began, "I guess I just miss my dad."
Sideswipe said, "Spike will be back as soon as…" Before he can finish, he is
interrupted by a loud beeping noise. Daniel pulls a portable radar out and gets
a happy look on his face.
coming!" Daniel shouts as he runs towards his hoverboard, "C'mon, Sideswipe!
Let's go watch it land!"
boring." Sideswipe says, "But if it makes you happy, let's do it." Sideswipe
looks around, but can't see Daniel anywhere. He looks in the distance, and sees
him a long ways away. "Man, all this excitement over a shuttle landing?" he
asked himself as hew started to run after Daniel. Daniel was avoiding bushes and
rocks that were in his way, but crashes into a rock. It looks like he's about
to eat the dirt when Sideswipe catches
"Why ride on
that dinky thing, Daniel," Sideswipe said, transforming, "When you could ride
in this?" Sideswipe sped off in the direction off Lookout Point. In their way,
however, were Ironhide and his construction crew, Smokescreen, Huffer, Hound,
and Sunstreaker. Ironhide was directing a move. "A little to the left, a little
more… Perfect!" he said as his crew ran off. "What's wrong with you guys?!?" he
shouted as he looked behind him and saw Sideswipe speeding towards him. He dove
out of the way just in time to avoid getting run down. "Sorry about that!"
Sideswipe yelled as he sped off. Ironhide stood up and looked angrily at Sideswipe
as he sped off in the distance. "Watch where you're going next time, you speed
freak!" he yelled, but Sideswipe couldn't hear him. At this point, Sideswipe
had arrived at Lookout Point, and Daniel ran eagerly towards the viewing
goggles as Sideswipe transformed. He took one look in the goggles, however, and
his excitement turned into fear.
he exclaimed, "There's a hole in the shuttle!"
Sideswipe asked surprisingly, looking toward the shuttle, "Let me take a look…
Decepticons!" Sideswipe began to fire at the shuttle.
actions have not gone unnoticed. Ironhide and his crew have stopped work to see
the landing, and have now seen Sideswipe fire at it. "What's that damned fool
doing now?!?" Ironhide yelled, running toward Lookout Point, "Stay here, I'm
going to check this out!"
Sideswipe has hit one of the engines, and the shuttle begins to explode,
drawing out the Decepticons. "Attack!" Megatron exclaims as his warriors
transform and begin to attack. All of his warriors, that is, except one.
Shockwave lands on a nearby ridge and watches the action unfold.
Shockwave thought to himself, "I think I'll just stay here for a while and just
let the others do all the dirty work, for I have to move into phase two of my
spotted Sideswipe and Daniel on Lookout Point. "Those look like easy enough
targets." He thought as he fired his cannon. Sideswipe grabbed Daniel and leapt
out of the way seconds before the blast obliterated Lookout Point. Sideswipe,
still holding Daniel, slid down to the base of the mountain, thinking, at least
for now that he's avoided the Decepticons. His hopes were dashed when
Decepticon Blitzwing landed right below him.
"Come on down,
Auto-Brat," Blitzwing said as he transformed. "And let's have some fun!"
Blitzwing aimed at Sideswipe, and was about to fire. Ironhide showed up a
distance away and saw what was going down. "I've got to get there!" Ironhide
thought as he transformed and sped towards them. He transformed again and leapt
onto Blitzwing, lifting his tank barrel in the air seconds before he shot. The
blast barely missed Sideswipe and Daniel, and instead hit Decepticon Bombshell,
who the fell to the earth and kept tumbling until colliding with Blitzwing.
Ironhide leapt away right before Bombshell and Blitzwing collided, causing both
Decepticons to tumble down the mountain. Sideswipe leapt down to where Ironhide
was, still clutching Daniel.
"Not bad, for
an old timer like you." Sideswipe jokingly said.
"We don't have
time for jokes, Sideswipe." Ironhide said seriously, "This is more serious than
anything we've ever encountered. We have to get back to the city before the
Decepticons use our hides for target practice."
about the others?" Daniel asked, "What happened to them."
Ironhide exclaimed, "I forgot all about them! C'mon Sideswipe! Get your ass in
gear, we have to hurry!" Sideswipe and Ironhide took off running and didn't
stop until they reached the construction site, and what they saw there
"This can't be
happening." Ironhide said as he dropped
to his knees, the entire crew had been slaughtered.
Sideswipe began, but before he could get the next sentence out Ironhide stopped
is, Sideswipe," Ironhide said, getting up, "It can wait until we get to the
city. There's nothing we can do out here. We have to…" But before he could
finish, Sideswipe interrupted him.
Ironhide!" Sideswipe said, pulling Ironhide out the way of blasts fired at him
by Starscream, "Let's get the hell out of here!" The two Autobots transformed,
with Daniel inside Sideswipe, and sped toward the city.
very moment. PLACE: Autobot City. Perceptor stands in the city, observing the
raging battle, When Autobots Prowl, Jazz, Blurr, and Arcee pull up beside him
to good out there, is it, Perceptor?" Prowl asked.
not," Perceptor grimly stated, "Our chances of victory are miniscule, Most of
our forces have been slaughtered, and my analysis shows that, according to
Decepticon numbers, we suffer a massive deficiency."
words, Perceptor?" Prowl asked, but Jazz answered for him.
screwed." Jazz stated. Prowl was about to respond, but saw Starscream off in
everyone!" Prowl shouted as everyone dropped to the floor, barely avoiding
Starscream's shots. Prowl was the first one to get back up, and began to give
orders. "Jazz," he began, "You take Arcee and the two of you transform the
city. Perceptor, go tell Blaster to radio Prime. And Blurr, you come with me,
we're going to rally the survivors."
problem with me there, let's get going then" Blurr responded as he and Prowl
sped off in the other direction. Perceptor then left to go tell Blaster,
leaving Jazz and Arcee alone.
Arcee." Jazz said, trying to get Arcee to move, "We've got to transform the
city before the Decepticons make their big move!"
"But I think
Sideswipe, Ironhide, and his crew are still outside the city!" Arcee replied,
"We can't just leave them out there!"
"We have no
choice." Jazz replied, dragging Arcee away, "We have to get that city
transformed NOW!" They tried to make their way to the transformation controls,
but were being hounded by Decepticon fire. They finally made it to the chamber
and began the transformation process, Which Megatron notices.
starting the Transformation process!" Megatron yelled, "Insecticons! Breech
their defenses!" Insecticons Shrapnel and Kickback made their way to the main
entrance of the city and began to eat away the door.
eh, Shrapnel?" Kickback asks.
Shrapnel replied, "I've had better." In the distance, Sideswipe and Ironhide
race toward the city. The bridge to the city begins to pull away from the
entrance, pulling Kickback with it.
Ironhide said, "Those Insecticons are in our way!"
Sideswipe replied, "They're our way in!" Sideswipe increased his speed and
jumped the bridge, ramming Shrapnel in the process. Kickback pulled himself up
to the bridge just in time to Ironhide drive over his head, Ironhide also
jumped the bridge and was inside the city.
Blaster sits in the communications center of the city, firing at anything that
looks like a Decepticon, when Perceptor interrupts him.
Perceptor said, "We've got problems here!"
Blaster questioned sarcastically, "What gave you that idea?"
"This is no
time for jokes." Perceptor stated, "Prowl gives you the orders to contact Prime
on Moonbase One."
then," Blaster said, transforming and hooking himself up to the communications
panel. "Stand back and let me handle this. Prime? Prime? Do you read me? This
is Blaster calling from Autobot City on Earth. The Decepticons are slaughtering
us! We could really use some help down here!"
Megatron picks up the message and wants it stopped. "Soundwave!" he yelled,
"Jam that transmission!"
command, Megatron." Soundwave responded, "Rumble, Frenzy, eject. Operation:
Interference. The two Decepticon tapes ejected, transformed, and destroyed the
Autobot communications dish.
Rumble said, activating his piledrivers, "Let's have some fun with these guys!"
The glass broke due the pounding, and the two Decepticons attacked Perceptor.
Blaster shouted, "Let me get Eject and Rewind…"
"No help is
needed, Blaster," Perceptor said as he grabbed the two smaller Decepticons in
his hands, "I believe I have a firm grip on this situation." He then proceeded
to throw the two Decepticons through a nearby window.
pretty nice." Blaster said.
Perceptor replied, "But do you think you got through to Prime?"
"I hope I
did." Blaster said, "Because if I didn't, we're all dead…"
Jazz and Arcee have gone to the artillery bay to try to get a counter attack
going. Jazz goes strait to pushing a missile launcher into place, while Arcee
was dragging in the bodies of fellow Autobots Springer and Ultra Magnus.
Arcee." Jazz said, "If we don't get this launcher into place and start
retaliating, Megatron's gonna run roughshod all over us!" Arcee went over to
help Jazz push the launcher, but it was too heavy for them.
great." Jazz said, "What else could go wrong?"
up, Jazz, old buddy," Ironhide said as he, Sideswipe, and Daniel entered the
room, "We're here to help!" The four of them got the launcher into place quick.
Daniel went to look out the window, and what he saw shocked.
Megatron shouted, "Merge for the kill!"
Sideswipe! Look!" Daniel shouted as the Constructicons merged.
Ironhide said, "Just what we needed to see."
"I don't know
about you guys," Jazz began as he loaded a missile into the launcher, "But on
my list of favorite things to, dieing ranks dead last!" Jazz loaded the missile
and fired it toward Devastator, who shrugged it off. Jazz launched another one,
with the same result, Devastator ripped a side of the wall down, and threw it
towards the artillery bay. The four Autobots and Daniel barely got away.
Sideswipe began, "That didn't go very well."
thing left to do, guys." Jazz said.
would that be?" Arcee asked.
"We go down
and enter combat with the Decepticons." Jazz replied, "At least then it can be
said we died fighting."
nothing," Ironhide said, "Let's do it."
be safe here, kiddo." Sideswipe said to Daniel, "We're not going to let any of
those Decepticons in here."
Sideswipe." Daniel said, "Good luck."
need a lot more than luck." Jazz stated, "Well, let's get going." The four
Autobots then left. The fighting in the city lasted throughout the night into
the next morning, until it looked like the Autobots were actually defeated.
defenses are broken!" Megatron shouted, "Let the slaughter begin!" He raised
his cannon to fire, but the he looked up, and saw something he didn't want to
see. "No!" Megatron shouted, "That can't be!"
On a nearby
ridge, Shockwave, too, has seen what Megatron has seen. "This is not good!"
Shockwave said to himself, "My plan does not include Prime's arrival! This must
be dealt with… Immediately!" Shockwave flew off into the direction of the city.
the coming shuttle, Optimus Prime sits with Cliffjumper, Wheeljack, and the
Dinobots, Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl, and Swoop. "I just hope we're not to
late." Prime said, "Dinobots! Go down there and help the other Autobots!"
say, Optimus Prime." Grimlock said as the five Dinobots transformed and leapt
out of the shuttle.
can you find us a place to land?" Prime asked.
beat you to it, Prime." Wheeljack said, "I've found an empty landing pad
nearby. Let's bring her down, Cliffjumper." The shuttle lands, and the three
Autobots step out. Prime takes one look at the situation and sighs.
believe this happened." Prime said in disbelief, "Megatron… MUST be stopped… No
matter the cost. I'm going in."
accompany you, Prime!" Cliffjumper said.
"He has a
point, Prime." Wheeljack said, "Taking on all those Decepticons all by yourself
would be suicide!"
replied, transforming, "I must do this myself. You two go help out the others
in the city!"
Cliffjumper yelled, "Not even you can handle all those Decepticons by
Prime said, speeding away. Cliffjumper ran after him, but Wheeljack stopped
be." Wheeljack said, "Let's just go help the others." Wheeljack and Cliffjumper
ran off into the city.
Prime continued his roll through the city in search of Megatron, but in his way
were Thundercracker and Skywarp. "Hey look, Skywarp." Thundercracker said,
"It's Prime. Let's blow him away!" Prime transformed into robot mode and
charged toward the two Decepticons. He ran up to Skywarp and shot him point
blank range in the chest. He then turned to Thundercracker, who was cowering
with fear and began to run away, but Prime grabbed his wing and pulled
Thundercracker towards him. He then ripped the wing off, grabbed his head, and
with as much force as he could, slam it into a wall. He let Thundercracker's
body drop, and turned around to find Megatron right there.
"I never knew
you were so violent, Prime." Megatron said with a smile.
matter, Megatron." Prime said, "All that matters is that one of us shall stand,
and one shall fall!"
"If that is
what you wish Prime, then so be it!" Megatron yelled, "But you will be the one
doing the falling!" Megatron charged toward Prime, and the two began their
another part of the city, Wheeljack and Cliffjumper run into Prowl, Sideswipe,
Ironhide, and Blurr who are blasting at various Decepticons.
"How are we
doing? Wheeljack asked.
our own." Prowl replied between gunshots, "But just barely. Hey, where's
"He went off
to confront Megatron." Cliffjumper answered.
himself?" Sideswipe asked, "He'll get slaughtered! I've got to go help him!" He
took off running in Prime's direction.
Sideswipe!" Ironhide yelled, "That's Prime's fight, you stay out of it!"
Sideswipe was already to far away to hear Ironhide's warning. He made it to the
scene of Prime and Megatron's fight. It looked as if Megatron had the upper
hand, but with one quick throw, the tide had turned. Prime grabbed his gun,
intent on finishing the job.
be!" Megatron thought to himself, "I can't let Prime beat me in my moment of
glory!" It was then that Megatron noticed a gun lying on the floor and he
reached for it.
seen all this from his vantage point, and had decided now was the time to intervene.
"Not today, Megatron!" Sideswipe exclaimed as he reached for the gun.
"Out of the way,
Sideswipe!" Prime exclaimed as he tried to get a good shot in on Megatron
without hurting Sideswipe.
easily overpowered Sideswipe and put him in a headlock. He grabbed the gun and
began firing multiple times at Prime until he finally slumped over. He tossed
Sideswipe aside and walked to Prime, who struggled to a knee. Megatron raised
the gun to Prime's head, and a smile came onto his battered body.
"How long I
have waited for this moment," Megatron happily said, "And now, it's finally
here… It's over, Prime."
up at Megatron, and put all his strength into one remaining punch. "NEVER!"
Prime exclaimed as he hit Megatron with so much for, he flew up and fell down
several stories. Prime then slumped over, and Sideswipe ran over to him.
shit," Sideswipe sadly began, "What
have I done? Prime, forgive me."
A group of
Decepticons gathered, around Megatron's body, among them was Starscream.
"Oh, how the
mighty have fallen." Starscream said before turning to Astrotrain. "Astrotrain,
transform and get us out of here." Astrotrain transformed and the Decepticons
began to enter, some carrying the wounded. Soundwave stood by Megatron.
leave me, Soundwave." Megatron pleaded.
Starscream yelled, "We're leaving! Just leave that worthless pile of scrap
there!" Soundwave looked at Megatron, and then at Starscream, and walked toward
"I can't die
here alone…" Megatron thought as he lay there. All of a sudden, Shockwave
landed right by him.
"Let's get you
out of here, Megatron." Shockwave said, picking Megatron up off the ground.
Shockwave." Megatron weakly replied.
didn't hurt my plan at all," Shockwave thought, "In fact, he helped it!"
Shockwave entered Astrotrain, who took off for Cybertron soon after.
TIME: A few
moments later. PLACE: Med-lab. Perceptor checks on the status of Optimus Prime.
Along with them are Autobots Prowl, Jazz, Sideswipe, Ironhide, Arcee, Blurr,
Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, and Daniel. Perceptor finishes his analysis,
transforms, and lowers his head. "I'm afraid these wounds are fatal." Perceptor
says painfully. All the other Autobots get concerned looks on their faces. A
few seconds pass, and Prime begins to speak.
"All of you…"
he says weakly, "Do not grieve for me, for I will always live on inside the
Matrix. With my passing, it is now time for a new leader to be chosen. Prowl,
it is to you, my old friend, that I will pass the Matrix onto, as I myself had
it passed down to me."
Prowl interrupted, "I'm but a mere strategist, I'm not worthy to lead the
"Nor was I,
old friend," Prime replied weakly, "But one day, an Autobot will rise from the
ranks, claim the Matrix, and use it's power to light our darkest hour." Prime
opened his chest and removed the Matrix from it, and tried to hand it to Prowl,
but dropped it before Prowl got his hands on it. Sideswipe caught it right
before it hit the ground. When Sideswipe caught it, he felt a surge throughout
his body. He brought the Matrix back up and handed it to Prowl, who the
inserted it inside himself.
"And now, my
friends," Prime said weakly, "Use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest
hour, and until that day, till all are one…" Prime's eyes flickered out and his
body turned a light gray, his head slumped forward, and then he died. Daniel was
crying uncontrollably at this point, and he hugged Sideswipe's leg and cried
into it. Sideswipe looked down at him and rubbed his head, he had an equally sad
look on his face.
TO BE CONTINUED