News that a Decepticon traitor is in the Autobot Elite Guard has reached Cybertron. A massive manhunt, or rather, bothunt, has been launched for Longarm Prime, head of Autobot Intelligence. The very best of the Autobots are participating in the hunt for Longarm Prime, including Rodimus Prime and his team, as well as Master Chief Roadbuster, Gunnery Sergeant Outback, Lieutenant Star Saber, and General Hound. While the rest of the Autobots are out looking for Longarm Prime, Supreme Commander Ultra Magnus is conducting his own private search. Ultra Magnus walks into the High Council Chamber and sees Longarm Prime. Ultra Magnus: “Longarm, there you are” Longarm Prime slowly turns to face Ultra Magnus. Longarm Prime: “Ultra Magnus, sir, what are you doing here?” Ultra Magnus: “That's enough, It’s over, Longarm. Sentinel Prime contacted me from Earth and told me that according to Optimus Prime, you are the Decepticon traitor we’ve been looking for, not Wasp.” Longarm Prime: “Oh, is that right? Well, I don’t know what to say. I mean, what can I say? I’ve been caught. I’m finished. It’s all down hill from here.” Ultra Magnus: “What are you doing?” Longarm Prime transforms into Shockwave. Shockwave: “No! I’ve come too far to give up now! Everything was going according to plan, until Optimus Prime and his crew learned the truth. For a while, I didn’t have to worry. There was no way they could have contacted Cybertron anyway. But unfortunately, Blurr knew as much as they did. But luckily, he’s no longer part of the problem.” Ultra Magnus: “Blurr? What are you talking about? What did you do to Blurr? What have you done?!” Shockwave lunges at Ultra Magnus. Shockwave: “Blurr paid the price for interfering; now it’s your turn!” Shockwave begins clawing at Ultra Magnus’s chest plate, digging closer and closer to his spark chamber. Ultra Magnus fends him off with his hammer. Ultra Magnus: “Gah, I can’t deal with-“ Shockwave: “Oh for Spark’s sake, SHUT UP!!!” Shockwave mercilessly wails on Ultra Magnus, knocking his hammer out of his servos. Shockwave: “DEAL WITH IT NOW! DEAL WITH IT NOW! DEAL WITH IT NOW! DEAL...WITH...IT...NOW!!!” Ultra Magnus: “GET OFF OF ME, DAMN IT! GET OFF!” Shockwave stops and walks towards the hammer and picks it up. Shockwave: “You don’t deserve to wield this hammer. Let me tell you a secret, neither does Megatron. Megatron is a power-hungry idiot. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. A great leader cares about his people, and no one else. Megatron told me how Starscream tried to kill him. He called him a traitor. I see Starscream as a hero. He did what no other bot dared to do. He may just have what it takes to be the Decepticon Leader after all. But then again, he doesn’t deserve this hammer either because he's really just a coward. I do, I deserve this hammer more than you, Megatron, or anyone else for that matter. To tell you the truth, I hate Megatron. I don't serve him, I only serve pure logic. I am the only logical choice for supreme leader. But that little secret will die with you.” Shockwave swings the hammer at Ultra Magnus, severing his arm in the process. Ultra Magnus: “You...you are an evil crankshaft!" Shockwave: "I am not evil, I am morally ambiguous! Get it right, you stupid frag!" Shockwave hits Ultra Magnus with the hammer once more. Ironhide: “Longarm, come out. I know you’re in here.” Shockwave: “Curses! I’ll see you in the Pit, Ultra Magnus.” Shockwave slips away laughing diabolically, leaving Ultra Magnus to die. Ironhide comes in and finds Ultra Magnus in critical condition.