Transformers ROTF Novelization Spoilers [ Junior, Official, etc ]

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  1. Cth

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    First off, I'm posting spoilers from all the novels as I get
    them. As of today, I have THE LAST PRIME and the JUNIOR
    NOVELIZATION. The official novelization is due next week and
    with any luck I'll get it early like last time.

    I'll try to post some excerpts tomorrow and answer any questions then. 2 novels and 2 hours of LOST and I've got to tuck the kid into bed.

    And with that, here's a bunch of spoilers --

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    In the beginning, the Allspark created the first 13
    Transformers -- The Primes. They needed more energy, so they
    created the Matrix of Leadership. This was used to power a
    device that extracts energy from suns. The Primes search the
    galaxy for suns, vowing not to destroy a sun if it provided
    life to worlds around it.

    The Primes came to Earth and saw early man and invoked the
    rule. The Fallen chose to rebel as he wanted the Matrix for
    himself. The Twelve hid themselves and the Matrix away in a
    tomb. The Fallen in space searches for it, and only one being
    can stop him -- the last remaining Prime, Optimus.

    SHANGHAI.
    NEST (Nonbiological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty) continues
    to track down Decepticons -- a human/Autobot alliance.
    Ironhide, Epps, Lennox, Sideswipe, Optimus and the Twins are
    here. They're tracking Demolisher's signal, and when they're
    close he transforms (as seen in the trailer). Optimus and
    Ironhide take down Demolisher by knocking him on his side.

    Sideswipe takes out Sideways. Demolisher dies and with his
    last breath mentions The Fallen.

    SAMS HOME.
    TV coverage of Congressional hearings about Mission City.

    They blame a robotics company, keeping the incident covered
    up. Sam, Mikaela and his parents know the truth. Sam is
    packing for college, when Mikaela calls. She's uneasy about
    long distance dating. Sam is making a long distance
    relationship kit and that's why he has his shirt from the
    first movie. The shard falls out of his pocket and burns a
    hole in the floor down to the kitchen. 6 or so devices
    animate -- a microwave fights a cell phone and tosses the cell
    inside and nukes it to kill it. They run upstairs and go
    after Sam when Bumblebee charges out and destroys them and
    part of the house. Cue the scene from the trailer.

    Sam gives Mikaela the shard to keep safe. She puts it in a
    safe at her dad's motorcycle shop. wheelie is spying and
    overhears his and plans to steal it.

    NEST HQ.
    Optimus debriefing about Demolisher. NSA Advisor Galloway
    doesn't trust Autobots. Says Decepticons are here because of
    the Autobots, asks if they'll leave if the President asks.

    The Autobots don't know what the Fallen is, since all their
    history was contained in the Allspark. Soundwave is listening
    in on the debriefing and learns of Megatron's location as a
    result.

    Soundwave dispatches Ravage who later breaks in with the
    Doctor and steals the fragment at NEST HQ.

    COLLEGE.
    Sam's roommate Leo is a conspiracy nut. He totally believes
    in the Transformers existence. He's always being scooped by
    another online website run by someone named Robo Warrior.

    Leo's website is the one on the back of the shirt in the
    trailer (realeffingdeal -- or as the junior novel says the-
    totally-real-deal :D ) Leo has hacked the database and arranged
    for all the hot girls to live on their dorm floor. Cue Alice
    who introduces herself.

    Sam and Leo go to a party. Sam keeps seeing symbols, starts
    drawing them on cupcakes at the party. Alice tries to get Sam
    to dance when he hears a familiar car alarm outside. He
    leaves to meet Bumblebee and Alice is in tow. She gets in,
    and Bumblebee ends up slamming on the breaks, dousing her in
    antifreeze, etc. Sam is embarassed. She leaves and walks
    home. Bumblebee takes Sam to a cemetary where Optimus is
    waiting. They warn him that the Allspark shard was stolen --

    Sam is frustrated when they ask him to speak on their behalf.

    He just wants to live a normal life. Optimus believes in him.
    He apologizes but is firm, he doesn't know what he can do if
    Optimus can't convince them.

    Ravage and Doctor go to the bottom of the ocean and insert the
    shard into Megatron who reboots.

    COLLEGE. Rainn Wilson, the professor starts teaching. Sam opens
    his book and starts speed reading, absorbing it all. He
    starts freaking out in class, ranting about how Einstein was
    wrong and going on about galactic convergences, etc. Sam ends
    up in the library after getting kicked out of class and sees a
    book on his grandfather.

    SPACE.
    Megatron in Cybertronian jetform leaves Earth for (presumably
    Mars) He finds the Nemesis with Starscream waiting. Very
    cool interactions between the two. They took fan feedback to
    heart definitely. Megatron goes to speak with the Fallen, who
    claims the ship as his own. Very Emperor/Vader vibe from
    their interaction. Fallen says there's another way to create
    the Allspark. Megatron says the Allspark was destroyed.
    Fallen says 'So were you.' Fallen says the boy has absorbed
    the location and dispatches them to find him. Megatron wants
    the power of the Primes, which Fallen promises him. 15
    Decepticons leave with Megatron and Starscream for Earth
    saying Sam is already under observation.

    MIKAELA'S MOTOR SHOP
    She finds Wheelie sneaking around. Wheelie is a pushover and
    confesss he's trying to get the knowledge hidden in the shard
    because the Fallen commands it. He's smitten by Mikaela
    calling her a Warrior Goddess.

    SAMS COLLEGE.
    Alice corners Sam alone in his room, starts putting the moves
    on him. Mikaela is on the way and shows up just as Alice is
    about to kiss Sam. Leo, in the lobby sees an animatronic
    robot on TV that looks like Alice. It's an Alice in
    Wonderland robot from Disneyworld. Mikaela walks in as a 5
    foot tentacle comes out of Alice's skull and strangles Sam.
    She hurls the box containing Wheelie at Alice who's head goes
    360 degrees. She sheds her skin and reveals a robot
    underneath. Leo shows up as well to warn Sam and they all run
    from Alice. They get in a car, Alice slams onto the hood.

    Leo makes a joke asking why they're so calm.. are they from
    the future? Did he send them back in time to save him from
    robots? (Terminator joke) They ram a telephone pole and run
    over Alice. They drive off only to get picked up by a unnamed
    helicopter Decepticon.

    FACTORY.
    Starscream slices the car in half (see trailer) Megatron says
    "Remember me? I remember you." They start torturing him,
    Doctor moving in with a hacksaw to get the info out of Sam's
    brain. Optimus and Bumblebee crash in to save Sam, Leo and
    Mikaela. Megatron knocks Prime out of the factory towards the
    forest scene from the trailer. Prime asks who the Fallen is,
    Megatron says you'll find out when he arrives. Prime manages
    to take on all three, until Megatron spears him from behind
    and takes him out. He urges Sam to go with his last breath.
    Ironhide, Ratchet and the Twins show up and blast Megatron who
    leaves.

    They regroup. Another great interaction between Megatron and
    Starscream at this point as well. They can't find Sam, who
    the Autobots have hidden, so they decide to contact Soundwave.
    Soundwave broadcasts a message from Megatron to everyone in
    the world. Transformers are definitely out in the open now.
    He tells everyone they have a solar cycle to find him or
    they'll destroy city after city. Sam's parents vacationing in
    France see this and freak out.

    NEST HQ.
    Prime being evacuted. NSA guy disbands NEST.
    Sam feels guilty. Feels he should have listened to Prime. He
    thinks about turning himself in. He's still drawing symbols.
    The Twins recognize it as the language of the Primes. "Old
    school, way far back." Leo chimes in and says he saw the
    symbols on Robo Warriors website.

    They contact Robo Warrior, who's revealed to be Simmons,
    forcibly retired and disgruntled working his mom's deli.
    Simmons says Transformers have been here for a long time.

    Sams says Megatron is convinced of another energy source on
    Earth. Autobots can't help since it pre-dates them. Mikaela
    mentions the Decepticon they have (Wheelie) who they can get
    info from.

    Wheelie mentions Seekers. Old Transformers. He doesn't know
    what they're looking for. Says they're not Autobot or
    Decepticon. He locates 10 such Seekers on Earth, the closest
    one in Washington DC.

    WASHINGTON DC.
    They use the shard to locate the Seeker, who turns out to be
    Jetfire in a museum. He transforms. Doesn't remember where
    he is and forgot what he's looking for. They offer to help
    him remember if he helps them. Jetfire disappointed to hear
    the war is still going on, says it's why he defected to the
    Autobots. Wheelie is excited since he didn't think it was
    possible. Sam mentions the Fallen, which triggers Jetfire's
    memory.

    Sam draws the symbols which translates into directions.

    Jetfire gathers everyone and opens his own black
    hole/teleportation portal. He says it's discontinued in later
    models for fear of catastrophic failure. Nice way to explain
    that one away writers ;) 

    Jetfire teleported them to Egypt. Tells them the history of
    the Fallen and the device to destroy the sun to collect the
    energy. He says only a Prime can defeat the Fallen. One
    orphan was hidden away though -- Optimus. Fallen tried to
    find him by waging war on Cybertron. Sam asks if the Matrix
    can heal Prime. Jetfire thinks so.

    Sam gets a message to Lennox via his wife to bring Optimus to
    the coordinates he gives. Sam passes past a security camera
    and Soundwave now knows where Sam is.

    Lennox once airborne gives a message to be delivered to some
    Admiral for naval support. He dispatches a fleet to the
    coordinates.

    Sam and Mikaela talk under the stars, which helps Sam solve
    the riddle of where the Matrix is located. They go to the
    tomb only to find nothing. In the junior novel, Simmons and
    Leo go at it and accidentally throw a rock which makes a hole
    in a wall revealing Cyberglyphs. In the other novel, it's the
    Twins that do this. The Matrix is behind the wall. This is
    what those pics that surfaced earlier were.

    Sam reaches out for the Matrix which collapses into dust once
    it hits the air. He scoops it up and puts it in a sock,
    determined to save Optimus' life.

    Naval ships and Decepticons arrive in the area at the same
    time. Soundwave has shut down communications in the area. He
    gives the naval commander a false feed, so they're waiting on
    Lennox to make a signal that never comes.

    Sam and Mikaela run across rooftops towards Optimus' body,
    dodging Starscreams attacks.

    The Fallen makes his appearance and teleports to the top of
    the pyramid.

    Admiral realizes something is up and sends a spy plane to
    survey the area.

    Constructicons form Devastator. The Twins recognize him and
    say his name. Megatron says he found the device for the
    Fallen. Fallen asks about the Matrix which he needs to power
    it.

    Devastator climbs the pyramid, smashing it to reveal the
    device, sucking up the debris. Simmons recognizes the device
    from Jetfire's speech and tries his cellphone hoping the EMP
    pulse is gone. He contacts the naval ship, telling them he'll
    give them coordinates. They have a Mach 7 firing capable rail
    gun on board. Admiral realizes they're being tricked and
    mobilizes everyone.

    Sam gets near Optimus but gets nearly blown up and is knocked
    out. He meets the Primes who say they've been watching him
    and give some destiny speech. For his courage in saving their
    descendant, they give him the Matrix. He wakes and sees the
    Matrix reform from the dust he collected. It's the Dagger
    shaped picture we saw earlier.

    Mikaela thinks he's dead and says she loves him. Sam wakes
    and says he loves her too and rushes to plunge the Matrix into
    Optimus's chest. All of his memories from the Allspark are
    also transfered.

    Optimus is still weak. The Fallen teleports and takes the
    Matrix, teleporting back to the top of the pyramid. Jetfire
    knows it's time and sacrifices himself to help Optimus. He
    volunteers his parts and passes away. Ratchet facilitates the
    repair and Optimus emerges anew.

    Megatron, Starscream and The Fallen are at the top of the
    pyramid. Simmons gets the coordinates to the ship who fires
    at Devastator who breaks back into his components. Prime
    flies in as the device fires. He deflects part of it which
    hits Megatron and Starscream.

    The Fallen asks who dares, that he is a Prime. Optimus says
    he gave up that name when he murdered his brothers. Megatron
    and Starscream flee as Optimus takes parts of the device and
    starts smashing the Fallen head with the shards. The Fallen
    opens a wormhole to escape. Optimus uses the Matrix to close
    it and opens a new wormhole which he tosses the Fallen into.

    The wormhole sizzles shut with a flash.

    Everyone regroups. They find Sam's parents inside of
    a Decepticon (the one Bumblebee fights in the desert)
     
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    Awesome. Cant wait for the more grown up one the 19th.
     
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    Wow. That does sound kinda sweet.
     
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    I dont understand why are
    Ravage and the doctor reviving Megatron, when we see the Constructicons in the trailer

    Also, Megatrons Jet mode? Is that maybe the Tank-Jet mode seen in the Voyager figure? And
    The Nemesis?!?! If this is in the movie, AWESOME

    Sounds pretty awesome otherwise from a quick skim. Can't wait :D 
     
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    Wow man thanks! I'm going to re-read that was a very cool summary you gave us. I appreciate it.
     
  6. The Madness

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    Interesting, perhaps dead demolisher =/= combining constructicon after all?
    Not that you could call this official, but it certainly lends to previous rumors.
     
  7. Sideswipe80

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    I wonder if the other seekers are still alive.
     
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    Ehhhh, Not so sure about some of this.....mainly the Optimus backstory and stuff....
     
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    So what ever happened to Megatron fighting Starscream as shown in the trailer?
     
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    For the most part. It's obvious that a few things have changed and this version of the novel (and also probably the regular version) are going off an alternate or early screenplay. That usually does tend to happen, but the jist of the story remains.

    This sound like it will be 1 heck of a ride come June.
     
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    I admit, I like the story. Different, but fits a lot of things in.
     
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    so if Prime is one of the original 13, how is it that Jetfire is falling apart, and he isn't?
     
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    That actually sounds really cool. Lots of stuff going on with plenty of backstory to back it up.

    One thing though, definitely sounds like Soundwave won't be coming down to earth or doing that much really. It could be different in the movie but all things are pointing to this now.

    I wonder if we'll even see his robot mode in the movie.
     
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    Sounds good. Thanks for the spoilers
     
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    Seeing as it looks like
    Megatron survives this movie, what are the chances we'll get a better, more accurate Leader sized toy of his character for the second movie?
     
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    Sounds rocking! I'm sure that the official novelisation will be slightly different again and that the movie itself will have changed some aspects of that. (We all remember how the TF1 novel's Energon Cube became the Allspark in the movie.)
     
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    I like the sound of this a lot. Oh yes.
     
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    What about the Arcee sisters?
     
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    hmm sounds alright, obviously it will probably be explained thouroughly in the movie itself. Not sure I like the idea of Optimus being repaired with parts of jetfire, but I suppose if Megatron can do it with Brawl/devastator it could work. overall cheers for the synopsis anywho!
     
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    Neither book had that sequence unfortunately.. but it's classic Megatron/Starscream.. here's their first interaction:

    STARSCREAM
    "Lord Megatron. At last! Soundwave informed me of your resurrection!"

    MEGATRON stalked towards Starscream, who backed away fearfully. "You left me to die on the insect planet," Megatron snarled.

    STARSCREAM
    "Only to seek reinforcements, my lord. To find The Fallen's long-lost army -- which fled Cybertron and crashed. In your absence, someone had to take command.."

    MEGATRON smashed his fist into Starscream's face, a mammoth, crushing blow that knocked the smaller Decepticon flat. "Even in death.. there is no command but mine."

    Yeah, there's definitely been some changes. Some names are old (Wheels) and missing scenes (Starscream vs. Megatron). For the most part though, it's all starting to come together and make sense.

    Optimus is a descendant of the one of the original 13 who fled with the Matrix to keep it hidden. Sorry I didn't make that clearer.

    No mention of them. They're there, but not in either of these books. Next week hopefully.
     

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