Lately I've been playing around with the idea of a theoretical Season 5 of Transformers Animated. It would herald the return of Henry Masterson and Porter C. Powell as major villains in the TFA Universe by pwning our favorite bots in a season long Headmaster story arc. What follows is the result of my toying around, with more Season 5 characters and stories to come. Obviously this was done for fun, and I do not own the rights for anything Transformers (Animated or otherwise) names & logos © Hasbro Backstory: Nearly inseparable brothers Sideswipe and Sunstreaker joined the Autobot Academy together. Sunstreaker quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a well respected member of the Elite Guard. Sideswipe on the other hand, always seemed to be on drill sergeant Warpath's bad side, and was looked upon as the manufacturers defect of the two brothers. There is a reckless edge to Sideswipe's tactics that never sat well with Warpath. Sideswipe makes rash decisions that endangers not only himself, but his teammates as well, all in the name of possible victory. Hardly Elite Guard material in Warpath's book. Sideswipe is not nearly as decorated as his brother Sunstreaker, but he is every bit as skillful. A bit of a jock and competitive almost to a fault, Sideswipe just wants the chance to prove he is just as much of the bot Sunstreaker is, but just can't seem to catch a break. With the brothers apart for the first time in decacycles, Sideswipe was hoping to use his remaining time in the Academy to step out of Sunstreaker's shadow and prove that he is Elite Guard material. Unfortunately, Warpath had already had enough of Sideswipe's cocky attitude and detached views of teamwork. In the old days, Warpath would have delivered Sideswipe to Master Yoketron in hopes he could bring some sense to the young bot. Sadly, that is no long an option. Rather than washing Sideswipe out of the Academy, Warpath had Sideswipe reassigned to Thunderhead Pass Prison to work with Hound Minor and his squadron, hoping Hound and Prison Warden Kup would knock some sense into him. Much to his dismay, Sideswipe quickly began to see Kup as a mentor, as they both feel that when everything is on the line, nothing is out of the question. However, Sideswipe took the reassignment pretty harshly. Sideswipe wanted action, something he wasn't going to get standing guard over decommissioned Decepticons. How was he to prove his mettle when he was left out of the action? Things only became worse when Sideswipe heard Sunstreaker had gone missing while on a mission for Cybertron Intelligence. Sideswipe began actively disregarding his squadron leader, Hound to routinely contact High Command and demand a transfer so that he may help Rodimus Prime and his team in the search for Sunstreaker. Though in constant competition with his brother, and even with their relationship strained at times, the two obviously care about each other and are fiercely loyal to one another. No longer willing to sit and wait, Sideswipe went AWOL after intercepting a data file stating Sunstreaker's last known whereabouts was on Earth. Now in transit to the planet Sideswipe is more than willing to bust some heads to find his brother.