What happened to Dark Energon? [Minor spoilers]

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  1. The Constructicon

    The Constructicon Yeah, I turn into a leg.

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    Seriously, this is one thing that's been bugging me about the FoC campaign, aside from ONE reference when playing as Soundwave it's basically gone? In WFC Dark energon was a driving force of the Decepticon takeover, it was the weapon that turned the tide of the war, there were giant siege engines pile-driving the stuff into everything in sight. The planet was covered in purple crystals and even the glow from the planet was purple. Granted the core is shut down so it's probably not glowing anymore but still, you'd think Megatron would have an ability to blast his enemies with his funky Dark energon bombs that he frequently used in the WFC campaign instead of a lame hover attack.

    It just feels like they totally forgot about that aspect of the first game altogether and just pretended like it never existed outside of one tiny portion of the game. At least seeing some regions of the game covered in giant crystals or mention of infusing Iinsecticons with it, or SOMETHING would have been nice. It's one of the very few details that bother me in an otherwise great campaign, it's hard to relate the plots when the major evil was totally forgotten, at least have a mission where the Autobots have to shut down the Energon bridge to cut off the Decepticon's supply of Dark Energon, make it somewhat believable instead of just pushing it under the rug.
     
  2. Barricade24

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    It might be possible the Cybertron was able to purge it self from the corruption of Dark Energon. Not completely of course since it was mentioned that the process would take thousands of years. So it the surface might mostly be clear of it but the core of the planet itself might still be filled with the stuff.
     
  3. Prime Jetscream

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    Yeah, it bothered me, too...
     
  4. Shatterpoint

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    They ran out of it.

    Without Trypticon, they couldn't make any more.
     
  5. The Constructicon

    The Constructicon Yeah, I turn into a leg.

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    Even if that were the case, knowing Megatron's hunger for power, you know he would have a massive stockpile. It's not so much about their lack of Dark Energon but they played it off like it wasn't even a part of what happened.
     
  6. Sol Fury

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    Dark Energon has evidently become scare since the end of WfC. There's an audio log in either Cliffjumper or Jazz's stages (can't remember which off hand) which mentions the person making the log was looking for Dark Energon when they found something else.
     
  7. Dirge121

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    I just figured that with the planet no longer producing Energon, and at least a fair passing of time (enough to salvage and dismantle Trypticon and construct the Ark) they simply ran out. They were throwing it around like it was going out of style, and without Trypticon to produce more of it of course they would eventually run out.

    The whole theme of Fall was that Energon was in incredibly short supply and they were functioning on what few scraps remained to get off the planet. You can't make your super weapon when the main component is no longer readily available. Sure Megatron could have had a stockpile, but the rate they were using it? It wouldnt last long.
     
  8. Rexidus

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    Because if there is one thing Megatron is known for it's his caution and foresight.

    Like others said, unable to produce more Megs used it all up.
     
  9. PcPrime23

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    Well Megatron still has Dark Energon flowing through his veins. When Soundwave was rebuilding Megatron he fused Megatron with Dark Energon again.
     
  10. emoo

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    It seems like a lot of time has passed since the events of wfc to the time of foc. With regular energon scarce and hard to find it may be the same is true for dark energon. It's either in short supply or ran out altogether.
     
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    I was a little disapointed that Dark Energon didn't play a larger part as well, but it's pretty safe to assume that since Energon was required to make it and there's a major shortage of energon, that there would be even less Dark Energon available; enough that outside of fueling Megatron, there probably isn't any to really speak out outside that.
     
  12. Starscream Gaga

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    In WFC, Trypticon was the cannon that Megatron attached to the end of Starscream's space station, not the actual space station itself.
    Optimus purged the core and at that point, Megatron had already done enough damage with it. I guess Megatron realized how low Energon was and decided that was priority.
     
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    It does help bridge the story to Prime better, since in that, Dark Energon is believed to be so rare that it might as well be mythical.
     
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    In War, it is never really explained. It is just as reasonable to assume the entire station was Trypticon.
     
  15. Don Juan

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    It was in Exodus, wasn't it?
     
  16. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Trypticon Station's supply of Energon -- to refine into Dark Energon -- was being supplied by the Geosynchronous Energon Bridge which, like everything else on Cybertron, fed from the planet's core. With the core shut down, your supply of raw materials for manufacturing is effectively cut-off.

    The events of War for Cybertron implied that they were using the stuff as quickly as they could manufacture it and never bothered with other means of transporting energon to the station, or setting up other manufacturing facilities on the surface of the planet itself. Granted, Megatron probably gambled that with the core itself infected and producing only Dark Energon, synthesizing the stuff from regular energon would no longer be an issue and so, didn't see the need for creation of further infrastructure.

    By Fall of Cybertron, Megatron's concerns seemed to be simply murdering Autobots, confident that Shockwave's research would address their resource issues.
     
  17. The Constructicon

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    That sounds plausible, I like it but still a little back-story and a reference to why it's no longer around would have been nice.
     
  18. Starscream Gaga

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    No it isn't. The first half of the level you are in the station, when you discover that isn't working, you move into the cannon, which is when it is revealed the cannon is Trypticon.
    It is specifically stated by Jetfire that the cannon is Trypticon. Jetfire was aware of everything about the station, but the cannon was a new thing. You can see the cannon attachment in the cut-scene, it's noticeable addition to the station from the beginning of the game.

    But yes, in Exodus' muddled writing, the station is Cybertronian, or did Shockwave make it Cybertronian? In Alex Irvine's fashion, he writes both origins for it.
     

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