I like this theory, but I'm a bit lost. You're saying that the BBC teamed up with Scorponok, and this caused war to break out between them and the GC. The GC subsequently got hold of Overlord as a countermeasure, and each has been going after The Magnificence? I'm also not clear from this issue how The Magnificence works as a Resus Cradle. Maybe my heads a bit woolly today, but I can't quite seem to get at all the longform plot stuff that's been subtly interwoven between all the high jinks in this issue. We have the Skorpy reveal, but he's not been an impressive bad guy so far in IDW - he's the closest we've got to Sunbow Megatron, hatching evil schemes that keep getting thwarted, whereupon he curses his foes and beats a hasty retreat. We have The Magnificence, but we need more specificity on what it can and can't do in order to understand the implications. I admit I don't really understand what Skorpy's plan is, or why he has to murder all the blacksmiths. No change in my feelings on Anode and Lug - just ... roadblocks to enjoyment. Nautica forgetting how she felt about Skids was a striking touch, the surest sign in the issue that Roberts still has his touch. The rest of the Nautica/Velocity plot was kind of Transformers: Friendship is Magic, and of course, it relied on the bad guys being incompetent goons. Still something I'm happy to follow, still hoping the book can be a lot better than this.