Generation 2 Marvel

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  1. -Mainframe-

    -Mainframe- Well-Known Member

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    Generation 2 Marvel comic deceased.

    I'm not sure with all the killing that went on in this comic if it could have survived much longer than it did. Unless they had started reviving the dead and bringing new Transformers into the comic.

    Any speculation as to what would have gone on or what you would have liked to go on if this series had continued?


    Optimus Prime, in the G2 comics, he died defeating the Swarm in the final issue of that series, "A Rage in Heaven!". The Swarm reconstituted him three pages later (in a body based on his then-current Combat Hero toy).

    Grimlock planned a raid on Jhiaxus' ship Twilight against Optimus Prime's orders. Unfortunately, Jhiaxus was expecting this move and had Grimlock's troops surrounded. Red Alert attacked Jhiaxus anyhow, and was blown to pieces. Red Alert's death hinted to Grimlock that this may have been a bad idea. Devices and Desires!

    Hot Spot self-destructed to keep Cobra from using his own body as a replacement source of technology.

    Brawn was part of a team sent to answer the distress call sent out by their human allies G.I. Joe. Landing in Milleville, they ran up against a revived and Cobra-upgraded Megatron. Assigned by Hot Spot to guard the Autobots' ship, Brawn got himself vaporized when Megatron revealed that he could implode neutrons

    Sideswipe was part of Grimlock's firestormers, acting as a raiding party against territories controlled by Jhiaxus' Cybertronians. War Without End! He had a more prominent role in subsequent events than he had had in the past. Sideswipe was present for the last battle against the Swarm, but his final fate is uncertain. A Rage in Heaven!

    Sideswipe but no Sunstreaker?

    Tantrum was running amuck and Optimus Prime stepped in, ran full-tilt into him in truck mode, obliterating Tantrum into chunks. No, more Predaking! :eek: 


    After the defeat of Bludgeon and his Decepticons on Klo, the Autobots split into smaller combat units throughout the universe. Once Optimus Prime and Grimlock learned of the threat posed by the second generation Cybertronian army, though, the Autobot forces reconsolidated under their command. Slingshot and the other Aerialbots were first seen after the Autobots had retreated to an asteroid sanctuary for retraining. They were, um, outsmarted by Hot Rod. The Power and the Glory He was later seen fighting the Cybertronians with his fellow Aerialbots on Ethos. Escalation! In the final battle with the Swarm on Earth, Slingshot was heavily damaged and then consumed by the entity alongside Slag. A Rage in Heaven!
    No, more Superion! :eek: 

    Disobeying Optimus Prime's orders, Grimlock led a covert team (which included Mirage) onto the Cybertronian Empire ship Twilight to defeat Jhiaxus and his army of "evolved Decepticons." Grimlock's plan was an utter failure, ending in Red Alert's death and the Autobots' capture. Mirage was destroyed by enemy fire during the following prison break. Devices and Desires!

    In the normal timeline (albeit in a G.I. Joe comic), Steeljaw was part of a team sent by Optimus Prime to stop a Cobra-rebuilt Megatron. Steeljaw was killed rather abruptly, being the first victim of Megatron's new "hyper-velocity" rail gun. Final Transformations


    Years later, Chase was part of a detachment sent to Earth to deal with the menace of a revived Megatron. The team was very surprised to find that this Megatron guy was actually pretty powerful, and soon started making mincemeat out of them. Chase got his leg blown off, and told the rest of the team not to wait for him. He kept firing as Megatron approached, only to get blown to smithereens at point blank range for his troubles.

    When G.I. Joe sent word to Optimus Prime that Cobra had rebuilt Megatron, he sent a group of Autobots that included Override to fight him. After several of them were destroyed, Override's job was to distract Megatron while Skydive was loaded into the Ark. He succeeded, but Megatron tore him apart, so it was a somewhat pyrrhic victory. Final Transformations


    Bludgeon
    He briefly drove back Megatron, but ultimately the Decepticons' founder proved to be too much for their current leader, and his new railgun destroyed Bludgeon utterly. The Power and the Glory

    The victorious Decepticon leader subsequently displayed Bludgeon's severed head in the Warworld, though he did muse that he might have spared Bludgeon's life if he'd known how much the guy had achieved & envisioned with limited time and resources. The Gathering Darkness Later on, the Decepticons would try not to say the word "bludgeon", as in "to hit things", around Megatron just in case it annoyed him. New Dawn

    Stranglehold joined Bludgeon and his troops in raining destruction on Earth, hoping to draw out Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Devices and Desires! He was later ordered by the revamped Megatron to attack Jhiaxus's troops, which resulted in the Pretender being reduced to a puddle of slag by acid bombs. New Dawn

    Darkwing was badly damaged while defending his commander Bludgeon against the returning Megatron. The Power and the Glory After resuming leadership of the Decepticons, Megatron had Darkwing rebuilt in a much larger and more powerful form. Darkwing made his debut with the new body by obliterating the inoffensive Rheanimum miners of Tykos. New Dawn

    In the final battle with the Swarm, Slag was seen arranging the alliance's defenses against the voracious creature. He later gave his life in a futile attempt to protect Slingshot from the Swarm, proving once and for that all Dinobots truly do care about their other Autobots...as long as they're also obnoxious loners. A Rage in Heaven!

    Fortress Maximus It was ultimately Megatron who would prove to be the undoing of this giant warrior: when the reborn and reconditioned Decepticon leader stole the Ark and used it as his personal flagship, Spike and Maximus took it upon themselves to stop him. Brutally beaten in combat with an upgraded and super-charged Megatron, the pair dragged themselves to the heart of the ship and threw themselves into the anti-matter containment unit at the core of its power supply, killing both of them. To add further insult to their sacrifice, it was a complete waste of effort: every other Transformer who was on board, including Megatron, managed to survive the destruction of the ship and lived to fight another day. All or Nothing!
     
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    Jhiaxus: Despite his officers' pleas to withdraw, Jhiaxus's troops were ordered to stay their ground even as the Swarm ate its way through them effortlessly. Optimus Prime, ever trying to reach a solution, arrived on the Twilight to talk, but Jhiaxus would not have it. He threw Prime around, powered by his increasing rage, and blamed him for how his life, his empire, had disintegrated. Before he could strike the final blow, however, the Swarm broke through the bridge of the Twilight, and Jhiaxus challenged it. Jhiaxus was consumed. A Rage in Heaven!

    Ironhide: When Optimus Prime and Grimlock discovered the threat of the Cybertronian Empire, they called in Autobots scattered across the galaxy, including Ironhide. And, when Grimlock chose to disobey Prime's directives and make a tactical first strike against Jhiaxus's ships, Ironhide went with him. They were quickly found out and captured, though, leaving it to Optimus to bail them out of trouble. Devices and Desires!

    Later, when Prime had the brilliant idea that Megatron would be willing to "just talk" after laying waste to much of the planet Earth, Ironhide joined the rescue party Grimlock threw together to bail him out. The Gathering Darkness He was also involved in the defense of Ethos. Ironhide took several shots to the chest while protecting that world, and was apparently killed Escalation!

    Ramjet was among the Decepticons killed in the Swarm's final attack on Autobase: Earth. A Rage in Heaven!

    Frenzy was among Bludgeon's warriors when Megatron resumed command of the Decepticons, and began working alongside the Autobots as well once Megatron acknowledged the threat posed by the second generation Cybertronians. The Gathering Darkness He was onboard the Warworld's bridge when Jhiaxus attacked, expositing about Starscream's treachery and how the Cybertronians knew all the weak spots to target. Total War! He apparently took an escape pod down to the surface, because he was seen on Earth during the fight with the Swarm. In final combat, Wheeljack cooked up a way to supercharge Frenzy's sonic powers and fend off their attacker. The feedback apparently overloaded his body, destroying him. A Rage in Heaven!

    Swindle was later seen briefly as part of the first wave of defenders when the Warworld was attacked by the next-generation Cybertronians commanded by Jhiaxus after the Autobots and Decepticons had forged an alliance of necessity against said forces. Swindle's fate was not revealed, but considering the Cybertronian troops—led by the traitor Starscream—killed several Decepticons and ultimately overtook the battleship, it didn't look too good for Swindle. Total War

    Skullgrin was sent out with five of his fellow Decepticons to explore Fahl space, and their ship was attacked by the Cybertronian Empire. Skullgrin alone survived long enough to try to return to Megatron, and exploded in re-entry attempting to warn his leader. New Dawn

    Octopunch: Soon after, Megatron's forces clashed with Jhiaxus's Cybertronian Empire. Megatron declared war against them as Octopunch and the other Decepticons cheered him on. Their feelings changed, however, when the Warworld was attacked. Octopunch and the others fought the Cybertronians on the surface of the Warworld, but they were getting massacred. Octopunch was shot in the chest, presumably killed. New Dawn

    Despite his apparent death, Runamuck was with the other Decepticons when they ran into Jhiaxus's second-generation Transformers. He was among the first casualties of a battle that nearly cost even the new-and-improved Megatron his life. New Dawn

    Miraculously alive and well, Quake was serving on the bridge of the new Warworld Bludgeon had constructed for raiding other ships in space and stocking up on resources. Primal Fear He was also part of the raiding party which landed on Earth, and enjoyed spreading chaos and destruction among the humans. Devices and Desires! During a Cybertronian Empire attack on the Warworld, Quake was quickly destroyed. New Dawn

    Inferno was working with a squad of Autobots trying to stop Jhiaxus's Cybertronians from committing genocide on planet Ethos. Most of his team took heavy fire and apparently died, though. Inferno himself was distraught at Smokescreen's death and broke ranks to hit more of the Cybertronians - as a result, he was crushed under a collapsing building the enemy brought down on top of him. Escalation!

    Smokescreen was fighting alongside his friend, Inferno, and some former Wreckers against the Cybertronian Empire. However, he suffered heavy damage and was apparently killed in battle. Escalation!

    Mindset: A commander in charge of pacifying (i.e., obliterating) the planet Karn to draw the Autobots and Decepticons out of hiding, Mindset proceeded with his mission in a businesslike fashion, though he didn't understand why the plan would work. How could anyone attach any meaning or value to these "puddles of organic matter"? Neither did he understand why the Swarm failed to fall before his troops' firepower. He and his troops were devoured, despite his protests, and his destruction mystically gave Onslaught, light years away, sharp pains. Swarm

    Wheeljack
    While investigating an apparent planet-wide genocide on J'asik, Wheeljack joined Perceptor and First Aid on a science team in attempting to find out just what had destroyed all life on the planet so utterly. Their findings were so surprising, the team double-checked 50 times before confirming the results: A Cybertronian biological by-product had somehow achieved quasi-sentience and motivation, and was prowling the galaxy as the entity known as the Swarm. The full impact of their discovery was cut short, however, by the arriving armada of Jhiaxus and his second generation Cybertronians, the accidental harbingers of the Swarm. Swarm The battle with Jhiaxus kept the Transformers occupied long enough for the Swarm to find them on Earth. Presenting a united front, the Autobots and Decepticons desperately attempted to drive back the creature. Wheeljack cooked up a method of dramatically augmenting Frenzy's sonic powers, but while the Decepticon was consumed by the excess power pumping through his system, it seemed to do little good against the Swarm. Wheeljack's final fate is unknown. A Rage in Heaven!
     
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    Razorclaw: Despite his misgivings, Razorclaw took part in the Autobot/Decepticon alliance against the Cybertronian empire. During the battle, he began to suspect the Decepticons' newest recruits were insufficiently committed to the Decepticon cause, particularly Manta Ray. A true Decepticon, Razorclaw swore to rip out Manta Ray's primary fuel pump and devour his tasty, tasty courage if the new kid didn't shape up. Total War

    The Predacon got his chance when the Swarm arrived, decimating the Cybertronian armada before turning on Earth. As the Swarm approached their makeshift fortification, Razorclaw ordered Manta Ray to activate the perimeter defenses. Manta Ray ignored him in favor of Grimlock, and Razorclaw lost his head. Preparing to attack the "traitor", the Predacon was himself ambushed by Leadfoot, and Razorclaw lost his head. A Rage in Heaven!

    Nightbeat worked on a computer console as Optimus Prime and Megatron observed some data on the Swarm. As Jhiaxus's Cybertronian army attacked the base, Nightbeat's console exploded, sending him flying across the room. Swarm He later appeared among the Autobot forces just long enough to sacrifice himself futilely against the Swarm, self-destructing alongside Dirge. Moments later, Megatron showed up with the rheanimum that could have saved him. A Rage in Heaven!


    With the Liege Centuro Jhiaxus destroyed, Jhiaxus's fleet wiped out by The Swarm, and the Autobots and Decepticons united in peace under one banner, Rook reported to the Liege Maximo on the day's devastating events. The Liege Maximo, an ancient and monumental titan, accepted the destruction of Jhiaxus' forces as merely a minor disruption. Sneering at the Transformers' alliance as a fragile thing, the Liege Maximo promised a day of reckoning. A Rage in Heaven!


    A lot of Transformers were missing in this comic series.

    Twelve regular issues and five GI Joe crossovers isn't enough time to do much. Except kill a lot of Transformers. :rip 
     
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    Uh the characters were killed off en masse because they were only garunteed a 12 issue run. And well before they even finished, Marvel told them they were cancelled.
     
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    :p  Now reread the thread from the beginning.
     
  6. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Yep, they sure killed a lot of characters. Fortunately, in a comic series based on a toyline there's always new characters to take their place. Or you can just resurrect them en masse. They've done that before too. Or just reboot the entire universe. That happens every once in a while.

    As to what would have happened next, Furman continued the story semi-canonically in a few convention exclusive story things, and basically Liege Maximo is the new, shadowy threat that they have to face. Eventually the autobot/decepticon alliance would likely have fallen apart, and then you would have had either tales of intrigue, or of each faction trying to stand against the green and white hordes.
     
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    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I'd quite happily throw most of the last 15 years of Transformers shill media onto a bonfire in return for another 12 issues of G2. Its Transformers with virtually no Hasbro oversight actually doing the whole big robot war thing that were always told about, but never really shown. Granted it has its flaws and its no ABC Warriors, but its certainly an interesting and unique entry in the franchsie that will probably never be repeated.

    What I would have liked to have seen if it had more time -

    - Shockwave, 'nuff said
    - Leige Maximo conquering Earth and Cybertron
    - ROD Galvatron dug up and let loose
     
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    I did, I was just pointing out the logic behind killing them all. Something I must've missed in your initial postings. Kind of ironic considering I had just finished reading the TFWiki article on G2 yesturday, and re-read both TPB this morning before posting. Damn that was a kickass series.
     

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