I was watching the animated movie last night at about 3 in the morn, and I thought to myself, "self... something here is amiss..." Then my mind began to wander. This is what I came up with. It's entirely possible the Matrix of Leadership has been around all this time, since Megatron is both aware of its existence and acknowledges Prime's possession of it when Unicron prompts him, but thought it to be a useless artifact of the Autobots. After seeing that Unicron fears it, and the powers it possesses, Galvatron seems to turn an interested eye towards it. Note how in Season 3, Galvatron does end up with the Matrix in hand, but upon noting how it can't help a Decepticon* like himself, discards it, and seemingly forgets about it afterwards. *Scourge aside, but it's been speculated that this is because he was reformatted from Thundercracker, who was only a Decepticon because it entailed breaking things. TC's character has always been described as a bad guy who doesn't have evil tendancies. This could explain why Scourge was able to use it to some half-assed degree. Also, a bit more hackneyed than that, I noticed how not only is it Astrotrain's idea to dump to deadweight of the injured Decepticons, but he's also the one putting the crown on Starscream's head during the coronation. Conspiracy? Could the two of them have planned to dump Megatron together in a seemingly innocent way? Maybe I just need more sleep. What do you guys think?