Just a little idea I had when I saw the news about 2013's 'Shattered Glass Beast Wars' about how I would bring Beast Wars/Machines into the world of Shattered Glass. Update- 13/01/13- Explanation: Unlike the Beast Wars we all know and love, the struggle between the Maximals and Predacons takes place not on prehistoric Earth, but rather a post apocalyptic Earth. Whereas the beast mode idea would've come from scavenged prehistoric technology belonging to the Classicverse Maximals and Predacons, ala the TFCC's Shattered Glass Beast Wars explanation. And what better way of fuelling Primal's ego than by naming his faction after supposed heroes. But taking a cue from Beast Machines and Beast Wars II, in this version, the Maximals are primarily vehicles [namely military or aircraft] whereas the Predacons are mostly animals [such as Dinosaurs or insects]. History: After the Great War [the events of Shattered Glass] the surviving remnants of the Cybertronian race settled amidst the ruins of Earth after the human race was driven to extinction during the Final Years. Upon news of hearing Cybertron's demise, the settlers strove to rebuild their civilisation in the absence of their leaders, the tyrannical Optimus Prime and the heroic Megatron [the latter of whom left his final words in an artefact known as the Golden Disk, which points out the location of a secret weapon to end the War], renaming their new home New Cybertron. But tragically, this time of peace was short-lived, as a disaster of a much different kind plunged this new order into chaos; a Vok satellite crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing a hidden deposit of raw energon into the atmosphere. Without protection, the settlers were forced to adopt organic beast modes or perish in this savage new world. Over the course of a thousand years, society on New Cybertron devolved into a multitude of warring nomadic Tribes, each one adopting a different motif inspired by a specific animal as they fought over territory uncontaminated by the radiation. It was only in the year 1114 AED [After Earth's Destruction] that some semblance of order rose from the ashes; the Maximal Empire, a technocratic monarchy led by the ambitious Optimus Primal, Lord-Protector of New Cybertron. But his tyranny did not go unnoticed, as the scattered remnants of the other Tribes began to form a resistance movement-The Predacons-to topple Primal's oppressive regime by embracing the balance between their beast and robot forms, as opposed to eschewing it. Optimus Primal: Motto: “Purity comes from above, for I am the Angel of Death.” Rank: Lord-High Protector of New Cybertron [Earth]. Strength: 10 Intelligence: 10 Speed: 9.5 Endurance: 9.5 Courage: 10 Agility: 6 Firepower: 8 Rank: 9 Skill: 9.9 Alt mode: Cargo Plane. Faction: Maximal. Bio: After the Great War ended on Earth, the remnants of the Decepticons and Autobots settled down on the desolated planet, picking after the remains of the original human inhabitants to build a new Cybertron. When a Vok meteorite clashed with the ruined Earth, it unearthed hidden stores of energon beneath the Earth's Core, forcing the majority of Cybertronians to adopt beast modes to survive the energon levels. One thousand years later, a group of tribal Cybertronians worshipping the Great Bat stumbled upon a cavernous store of information below the ruins of Olde Nu-Yok. One of the tribesmen attempted to overthrow the tribe's leader, only to end up being tossed into the abyss. Upon awakening, the traitor found himself gazing face-to-face with the remains of the Autobot computer, Teletraan I. Sensing an opportunity to retake this savage planet, Teletraan reformatted the tribesman into the new leader of the Maximals; Optimus Primal. His mission; to cleanse New Cybertron and claim it's unstable energon resources for the Maximal Empire. Abilities: In addition to being armed with twin quasar missiles located in his chest, Primal is also capable of deploying anti-air cannons from his plane mode's tail, as well as effectively use his twin hand cannons to take out enemies with a one-two burst of laser fire. Uses a battle mask to intimidate enemy soldiers, Primal is capable of uttering a guttural sound called the 'Angel's Cry'-a sonic attack that can crush 10-inch thick steel. Weaknesses: Subject often suffers short periods of psychosis, lashing out at anything around him.