After watching all the cut scenes from Fall of Cybertron on YouTube I have an even longer list of reasons why War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron can NOT be prequels to Prime. Also the topic title has a spoiler warning in it so if you have a problem with spoilers it's your own fault for clicking on this topic in the first place. You don't want spoilers, stop reading this and click the back button. 1. In Prime Orion Pax and Megatronus went before the council and Megatronus stormed off all mad when Orion Pax was named the next Prime. If WfC/FoC there's no mention of Megatron ever going by the name Megatronus and he was not at the council meeting. Orion Pax was only named Optimus Prime after Megatron killed Zeta Prime. It's never really stated that Optimus was ever Orion Pax but Megatron does hint that he once went by a different name when they finally meet in FoC. 2. WfC Arcee is clearly based on her G1 name sake while Prime Arcee has a totally different personality. 3. There is no Bulkhead in WfC/FoC. Prime Bulkhead stated that he joined team Prime before coming to Earth which means that he should of met up with Optimus in FoC but never did. 4. Ratchet's back story in Prime of failing to repair Bumblebee's voice box NEVER HAPPENED. For further explanation, read the next part on the list 5. In Prime it shows that Ratchet was there to attend to Bumblebee after he was injured by Megatron. Optimus was not there and this happened on Cybertron. In FoC Bumblebee jumps in between Optimus and Megatron sacrificing his life to save Prime's. He's very clearly shot in the chest, not the throat. Ratchet is not there and this happens on the hull of the Ark. 6. Cliffjumper does have a head design based off his Prime counterpart but that's the ONLY similarity between the two characters. His voice doesn't sound even remotely close to being the same character, and there's no relationship with Arcee. He's a totally different character. 7. Megatron is killed in FoC. Soundwave builds him a new body and infuses it with Dark Energon to bring him back to life. If this were in continuity with Prime he would be a mindless zombie like Cliffjumper and Skyquake. 8. In WfC Starscream was the one who guarded the Dark Energon but in Prime he had clearly never seen Dark Energon before. To add to this FoC Starscream betrays Megatron and is left on Cybertron. He could of found his own way to Earth or stowed away on board the Nemesis but either way he would have been abandoned by the Decepticons LONG before the events of "Partners" plus Prime Starscream stated in "Masters and Students" that he studied for a millennium under Megatron but he had only recently joined the Decepticons in WfC. Soundwave would of actually been under Megatron's command long before Starscream joined. 9. WfC/FoC Soundwave is clearly based on his G1 name sake with a totally different personality than his Prime counterpart. He actually talks for crying out loud. 10. There is no Knock Out in FoC/WfC. And given Soundwave was able to build Megatron an entirely new body and bring him back from the dead why would they need him in Prime in the first place? 11. WfC Breakdown is a skinny little scout class Decepticon. Prime Breakdown is a huge Bruiser. They're obviously completely different characters. 12. In FoC Hardshell gets killed by Grimlock. He could never of even appeared in Prime at all if he was already dead. Not to mention his voice in FoC is clearly inspired by G1 Bombshell while Prime Hardshell had a more original take on the Insecticon's voice. They're obviously two different characters. 13. In FoC Megatron gives the order to leave Trypticon in stasis and have his chassis converted into the Nemesis. In "Flying Mind" Megatron seems totally unaware that his ship was ever alive in the first place. Also while many fans like to call his ship the Nemesis I don't think it's ever been named in the Prime cartoon. Even if they do call it the Nemesis and reveal it to be Trypticon it still would not be in continuity because of the fact Prime Megatron doesn't know that his ship is Trypticon. There you go, thirteen reasons why WfC/FoC can not be in continuity with Prime.