When I see comments about the Alchemor or the prisoners, they usually seem to indicate that this was a post war prison and I was wondering, if that was officially stated somewhere. I´m asking because, from the episodes, I got more the impression that it was pre war or early rebellion. First of all, some of the crime records seem very long for a newly rebuild world. Second, most of the prisoners seem to old to be part of the new generation but don´t seem to have any connection to the war either. More specific examples would be: Underbite: Destroying an entire city should have been big news but apparently no one heard of this. This could mean that it happened long ago. Minitron: He heard of Optimus Prime but didn´t know that he died when they revived Cybertron. So that would put his capture after Orion became a Prime but before the destruction of Cybertron. Groundpounder: I just find it very unlikely they would rebuild the arena Megatron started in and go back to business like nothing happened. Overload: He got captured by Optimus on Cybertron during the war, put into stasis and stored on the Alchemor. So overall my theory would have been, that the Alchemor left Cybertron a long time ago to prevent those prisoners from joining Megatron in the war. By the time the war was over probably no one remembered it still existed until they got Fixit´s distress-signal.