STORY SYNOPSIS: Despite being saved by revived Optimus Prime from the Hate Plague, the Quintesson Master-One remains unrepentant. Now staying on Earth, he seeks to dominate and plunder our home planet after numerous attempt to retake Cybertron with his former fellow Masters failed. Assembling a full battalion of Sharkticons, Allicons and their new creation merge group Seacons, they forged another alliance with Decepticons following the departure of both leaders Galvatron and Cyclonus for Cybertron. Shockwave - presumed dead in the last animated movie - also returned stronger and more powerful than ever with his new heavy assault weapons and squadron Venomcons as their new bounty hunter and exterminator of all Autobots and their allies. On the Autobots' side, Springer is placed in command by Optimus Prime before the latter and Ultra Magnus departed for Cybertron to search for Hot Rod and rest of Autobots after losing communications. Also features Elita One arriving on Earth to look for Optimus after learning his resurrection and Dinobots who could merge into Dinoking for the first and probably last time. CONTENTS PROLOGUE 0. Prelude 1. Discovery 2. Appointment And Reflection 3. Unite And Conquer 4. Arise Dinoking 5. Malvip One And Venomcons 6. Computron Vs Dinoking 7. Dinoking Vs Devastator And Menasor 8. Autobot City War 2 9. Dinoking Vs Bruticus 10. Abominus Vs Computron 11. Springer And Elita One 12. Devastator Vs Raiden 13. Skyfire Vs Darkwing And Dreadwind 14. Superion Vs Menasor 15. Bruticus Vs Defensor 16. Blaster Vs Soundwave 17. Astrotrain Vs Broadside 18. Monguyver Vs Piranacon 19. Omega Supreme Vs Monstructor 20. Sky Lynx Vs Death Lynx 21. Metroplex Vs Trypticon 22. Dinoking Vs Predaking 23. Springer Vs Shockwave 24. Elita One Vs Venomcons 25. Finale EPILOGUE PROLOGUE My name is Elita One. If you are hearing this right now, I hope you can listen very carefully to what I am about to say. For I am among the few female Autobots to survive several wars and calamities to tell this tale. Including the last Great War Before the war between the humble civilian Autobots and the ambitious elite military Decepticons, I was just an ordinary civilian helping my boyfriend Orion Pax and his friend Dion in the dock warehouse maintaining and repairing vehicles and mini-spacecraft. Though we Autobots and Decepticons live on the same planet Cybertron, we have different ideals and beliefs. While the latter adored fighting hence becoming warriors by their nature, we preferred peace and being with our kind without wanting to be associated with them. It stayed that way until the new elected leader Megatron and his Decepticon army arrived at the warehouse. Their untimely intrusion took us by surprise. At first Megatron appeared friendly with my boyfriend. But once my boyfriend revealed our warehouse purpose, that was when he revealed his true colors. Without warning, he ordered his Decepticon army - which mostly consisted of military trucks before they employed air fighters to attack and seize all warehouses. My boyfriend protested strongly. For he knew if he allowed Megatron to have his way. they would not only conquer the entire planet but would jeopardize both our livelihood and survival. Megatron paid no attention to his words and simply pushed him aside. When my boyfriend tried to get in his way again, Megatron simply opened his arm-mounted fusion cannon fire in his chest and down he fell. I was extremely furious. Unable to stand by and watch, I and his friend Dion also resisted despite knowing that our actions were futile. After all, we were just ordinary and unarmed folks against their elite heavy-assault force. Needless to say, we were also shot and seriously wounded. Yet by miracle, we did not die and neither was my boyfriend Orion. Instead it took us sometime to realize that we had been in prolonged periods of coma under extensive observation and operation by Alpha Trion – whom I eventually regarded as our saviour, mentor and guardian. While those were good news, the bad news was – My boyfriend was and might no longer be the same anymore. Not only was his entire appearance different, his name was now changed to Optimus Prime. Now promoted as the new leader of good, he was to be entrusted with the new responsibility of leading the remaining fit civilians now called Autobots in their fight against Megatron and his Decepticons. To reclaim what we lost. However while my boyfriend recovered quickly, I and his friend Dion did not. To be honest, I have no idea of how Dion is, where he is or how he is doing right now as all the while we were recovering in separate chambers and could only stayed there until we recovered. We did not keep in contact or met after that operation. What I do know was my appearance and name also changed. And the reason was because Alpha Trion wanted to modify the surviving Autobots from normal civilians to fighting soldiers. Despite the fact that we were never designed for combat in the first place. Even when I recovered fully and was now renamed as Elita-One, my mentor Alpha Trion refused to let me leave and fight alongside my boyfriend. He felt that physically and mentally, I was not ready and could only leave only if he think I was ready. Still it was just a matter of time. Because we were not designed for combat, our technology and thinking was way behind our foes who clearly had an edge in both stealth, tactics and weaponry. Much of the male Autobots were decimated and it was just a matter of time before Optimus Prime and his troops were outnumbered. Because Alpha Trion and his team totalled to just 7, they took a much longer time to replenish and rebuild more fighting troops. So I and few female survivors were reluctantly summoned by my mentor. That was also when I got to know Chroma, Firestar, Greenlight, Lancer and Firestar. They became not just my subordinates but my fellow Autobot sisters under such overwhelming circumstances. Because our appearance turned the tide of war in our favor, all the female Autobots looked to me as their new leader the same way our male counterparts looked upon Optimus Prime. The war clearly depleted our planet of our main energy to survive which was energon cube. When Optimus Prime and his 17 warriors were going to leave Cybertron in search for planets with energy, I and my own band were supposed to join them. But our reunion was shortlived. We were attacked by Megatron, Shockwave and their Decepticon contingents. We were caught in the blast which clearly separated us from Optimus and the rest. Still I harboured hopes of seeing him again however faint they might be. Whether he was Optimus Prime or Orion Pax, it did not matter to me. He was still the same boyfriend I knew and trusted. While Megatron and his troops continued their relentless pursuit, Shockwave and the rest remained behind as overlords. The civilians were constantly oppressed and forced into slavery while I and my female band formed a secret underground resistance with Alpha’s help. Because we were constantly running out of energon, we had to steal regularly from Decepticon bases even at the risk of being captured and forced to work as slaves on their mines. When Optimus finally reappeared with his few followers, I was overjoyed. He came to our aid and together, we managed to foil the Decepticons’ plan once again. Unfortunately that was also the last time I ever met him alive. In 2005, the Decepticons finally succeeded in conquering the entire planet Cybertron. Using the space bridge which was their link to Earth and other planets as well, they gathered more than enough energy to overcome most of the Autobots. That forced Optimus and his troops to retreat and build their bases on Cybertronian moons namely Moonbase 1 and 2. They also constructed Autobot City which was to be supervised by Ultra Magnus and his new generation on planet Earth. I have had the choice to join either one of them but from where we were, it was not safe. Moreover Greenlight and Lancer were captured and we had to rescue them first. This was only made possible after Megatron and most of the main Decepticon force left to attack Autobot City on Earth. There were good and bad news after that. The good news was we managed to save Greenlight and Lancer. The bad news was Optimus Prime and most of his veteran troops fought and died valiantly in the Autobot City War otherwise known as the first Great War. I was depressed. So much so that I isolated myself from everybody else. I just wanted to be alone, hoping that this was not true. Hoping that Optimus and his men would come and see me just as they had last time. But they didn’t. Instead what arrived was more bad news. A gigantic mechanical being otherwise known as Unicron came and attacked our planet out of the blue. Shockwave and most of his Decepticons were presumed dead in their futile attempts to defend and counterattack Unicron’s onslaught. The whole place was in chaos. Buildings came crashing down like nine pins and every being that was still running and fleeing were instantly grabbed, crushed and devoured alive by the malevolent being. Despite the rest of the Autobots putting up a strong resistance, they suffered the same fate as Decepticons. Even though we were stationed deep underground, we knew it was a matter of time before Unicron found and ate us as well. But the quake suddenly stopped momentarily. Even so, none of us dared to venture out for fear it might be the enemy ruse to stay quiet and get us to be complacent of its danger. The only thing we could do was wait. Hours passed. How long exactly, I did not know as the lights were out and we were all in the dark, holding each other and hugging each other for encouragement. When lights were restored, there was a brief broadcast announcement that Unicron was destroyed and his destroyer was an Autobot Hot Rod who successfully activated the Matrix Of Leadership. Because of that, he was renamed Rodimus Prime and would take over the decreased Optimus Prime with his new batch of Autobots - Ultra Magnus, Springer, Arcee, Kup and Wheelie together with the oldies like Dinobots and those who survived the Great War and Unicron’s Attack. Though I have heard of the Matrix before, I did not realize it was connected with the leadership. What I do know was that my heart was being infused with another Matrix by Alpha Trion who once told me that was necessary to keep me alive and lead my people out of death and darkness if the same or even worse calamity happened again one day. The same as when Unicron attacked our planet. However, he told me to keep this as my personal secret. Other than us, no one else was to know this. Not even Optimus Prime and my fellow female comrades who had sticked and fought with me through thick and thin. That also ended Shockwave’s decades long domination. But whether Shockwave was really killed or not, that remained a mystery. Still that did not matter. What mattered most was when his rule ended, we no longer have had to hide underground anymore. We could finally return to the surface and live life as normal beings – something I could only recall from my days as Ariel. We rejoined Rodimus Prime and his new command at Cybertron’s victory celebrations. I have had a brief conversation with Arcee since we were both women warriors. After the victory celebrations, I and my sister band were summoned by Rodimus Prime who obviously spotted us at the party. According to him, he heard a lot from his predecessor Optimus about us and for our contributions in fighting for Autobots’ cause by rebelling against Shockwave, he wanted to promote us as part of his Elite Inner Circle. By right, it was an offer that we should not refuse. We could have said yes. But we did not. Having lived so long as rebel warriors, we all became weary. And given the fact that Optimus was no around – something I have had to accept eventually, I no longer wanted to have anything to do with warfare and my sisters felt the same. So we turned him down. Instead I requested that he brought us to pay our respects to Optimus Prime and his valiant warriors like Ironhide, Prowl, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Brawn and all the first generation that first arrived on Earth and died valiantly in the Great War at the Mausoleum. The only survivors – if I can recall correctly - were Jazz, Bumblebee and human Spike Witwicky since I also met and spoke with them. That was also the last time we came into contact with Rodimus Prime and his men. For me and my sisters, we still remained in touch and lived together as one united women community. The deaths of our loved ones only served to make us stronger. For a while, I do hear broadcast stories of Optimus Prime being resurrected from the dead. The first time turned out to be his body being stolen and reanimated by the Quintessons. Something I felt both sad and disgusted about. Sad for Optimus to be made use of that way and disgusted with what Quintessons did. But the second time was REAL and what actually brought me and my sisters on the quest to find and see him once again. Though that did not happen right away as his body was found by a certain human astronaut Jessica Morgan and turned out to be infected with spores. That spores infected almost everybody – humans and robots alike. It also began the Hate Plague. Just as it seemed hope was lost, Optimus Prime rose and reactivated his Matrix Of Leadership he somehow got it from his infected successor Rodimus on Earth. Somehow the power reached out to all parts of the world and universe, saving everybody. Whether they were Autobots, Decepticons, humans or any other creatures out there. It was at this point I and my sisters united again as women warriors and embarked on a quest to Earth. The last time I met Optimus, he and his men came all the way down from there to Cybertron to see us. This time we decided to return the favor. Ironically Rodimus Prime now became Hot Rod again and together with Kup, Blurr and some of the Autobots and Witwicky family, they decided to settle down on Cybertron for good and never wanted to return to Earth again. So I and my sisters took over their spacecraft The Ark II and head for Earth. With that said - This is my story. This is my life. This is my destiny. 0 - PRELUDE Those thoughts were still fresh in Elita-One's mind as she submerged into the dark green murky and smoky depths of what initially looked like the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean on the surface as a lone humanoid figure among the scores of swimming sea creatures and wild plants that not many had seen or even heard about before except some divers who experienced underwater life regularly. Yet in contrary to what most fairy and novel tales would envisioned, she was largely ignored by most living creatures including 1 shark that passed by. For she was special. Special in the fact that she was not made of living flesh, blood and bone tissue and she was among the few metallic beings that came down into the sea since the last G1 Autobot Seaspray and an army of aquatic beings from the now vanquished Atlantis City. By the looks, she could have been unconscious for hours or even days. Due to the unpredictable weather and sea conditions, her pink and white body remained in suspended mode. Sinking and swaying according to the rhythm and coordination of the waves in proportion to what was above, she was a pale light green figure in the distance. Even when light finally dawned upon her and her body was transported, she still remained unconscious and immobile. The only thing that was alive in her was her memories and mind which could still function and recall the events that had happened long ago and recently. Hence it was not a matter of whether she would wake up but when given her current circumstances that resulted from a tragedy that could otherwise have claimed her life as well. And most importantly whether she would remain the same Elita-One if she woke to the current reality she was in and about to face. 5 Hours Earlier The drilling became louder every second against the metallic hull of The Ark II spacecraft built after its predecessor which had served as both Earth transport and headquarters for Optimus Prime and his 18 pioneer Autobots in the early days of Transformers on Earth. By the looks of it, it was to be déjà vu. The same way Megatron and his Decepticons intercepted their predecessors on their way to Earth only to result in a crash that left them in deep sleep for millions of years. Even as Elita-One and her band of female Autobots Chroma, Greenlight, Lancer and Firestar were well-prepared to face whatever that came their way. They had fought and supported each other through thick and thin which served as their core pillar of strength and teamwork in the face of whatever adversary came their way. Yet when the ship walls finally came crushing down by blasts, they were absolutely shocked to see the face of the very first being they once became familiar and fearful of. If it was anyone else - be it Decepticon, Quintessons or hostile creature, they would have no hesitation in opening fire and dismantling. But not Shockwave. For the once supreme and tyrannical high lord of Cybertron was the very reason why Elita-One was made leader of her own formed all-female resistance. Her motto – inspired by what Alpha Trion told her - was that she had a choice of either complying with his tyranny to survive only in fear or to rebel and fight for freedom and greater good of her fellow Autobots that she chose and stood by even now. Not only he was not dead but alive and more terrifying than before. That all too familiar single cyclops-like eye which now became violent red instead of custom yellow and served as the only living tissue in his otherwise void expressionless dark face or simply just within the darkness without any face. The difference was his body now in full grey and light purple armor and attached to his right arm was a powerful cannon which kind of reminded her of Megatron’s which changed her and Optimus’s life forever. Another difference was his new troopers were no longer static and remote-controlled robots they were all accustomed to doing battle against. Instead they were new elite female Decepticons which were obviously fashioned upon Elita-One and her warrior band. Together, there were six against their five in numbers. How Shockwave was being rejuvenated and how they were created out of the blue no longer mattered. Not under those circumstances. What mattered most that they turned out to be more powerful and deadlier than ever before. Even when attacking together, Elita One and her women warriors soon proved to be no match for Shockwave and his new squadron. For his Decepticon females possessed break taking and supersonic speeds and reflexes that caught them completely by surprise besides their firepower. In just seconds, Chroma, Firestar, Greenlight and Lancer fell dead despite battling bravely. Elita One remained the only one standing and firing. But Shockwave’s single cannon blast was powerful enough to hurl her out of the ship and into the depths of space. Even so, the former Decepticon overlord remained unconvinced. Yet instead of pursuing her personally as his old self would, he turned to his new squad commander. “Malvip-One, go after her with your women. Dead or alive, I want you to bring Elita-One to me.” Malvip-One acknowledged with a nod as they morphed into shuriken-shaped Decepticon jets and headed in the direction Elita One was thrown out. Then alone on the now pilotless The Ark II, Shockwave activated the visual communicator link on his left wrist before saying, “My Quintesson Masters, this is Shockwave. Just as you instructed, we located and put an end to Elita-One and her resistance group.” “Very well, Shockwave,” The skull of the Five Faces Of Darkness replied. “Take over their ship and head back to our base at once. We’ll regroup for another attack. This time to put an end to the Autobots’ resistance once and for all.” “As you commanded, my Quintesson Masters.” Shockwave acknowledged accordingly. 1 - DISCOVERY The resconstructed Autobot City of Metroplex was simply awesome and majestic at first sight whether you are looking from above in the skies or just passing by on the high-and-expressways The combination of pure white concrete and metallic steel - together with its mostly orange and brownish metal of the first generation city in the pre-Metroplex’s era- served as its primary source of construction and main feature having caught of the eyes of many passers-by as first impression. As well as the high towering and gleaming steel buildings that would have made any urban developers and fellow Autobots proud considering its expansion have helped created more jobs for all races alike despite the effects of the last battle. Although you could still see the old traditional stances of the then stationary old Autobot City, much of it was now linked to the new transformable city. Although the only disadvantage was that which - both Autobots and fellow human allies had yet to comprehend - was how to keep the working population and whole city intact – should Metroplex need to transform in times of great emergency. Still Metroplex lived true to another name - Metropolis as both a battle fortress and military workhub despite having faced numerous Decepticon attacks such as the one lead by Megatron in a full-scale assault that claimed the lives of Optimus Prime and most of his first generation Autobot pioneers and damages in particular the Hate Plague which began with the discovery of Optimus’s spore-affected body and in turn infected many living beings until the Autobot leader rose from the dead to save the world upon activating his Matrix Of Leadership. It began with 2003 when the US government granted the Autobots permission to set up their own territory fortress to defend their nation and world against the ever aggressive foes Decepticons. Initially a non-transformable stationary fortress with the only weapons of multiple missile launchers and cannon guns. While it worked well against standard size robots like Decepticon leader Megatron and his mostly aerial and electronical gadget army, the same could not be said against gestalt warriors or giant combiner robots like Devastator - formed from their first sub-group of Constructicons which were created more for development of their own kind and destruction of everything else. So with the help of Autobots’ own construction team of Grapple, Blaster and Aerialbots, they successfully redeveloped most of Autobot City into their own transformable robot called Metroplex. That was even more critical in the wake of the Decepticons’ own battle fortress, city and T-Rex dino-warrior Trypticon. While Metroplex was more than capable of holding his own against physical enemies, he could do nothing against the recent hate plague and agreed to be shut down by then leader Rodimus Prime to avoid being contaminated. Ironically shortly after, the latter got infected by Junkion leader Wreck-Gar and city commander Ultra Magnus. Despite that being over and Optimus Prime was resurrected and reinstated as Autobot leader, Metroplex had no intention of transforming into robot again. Like the original Transformers creator Plimus who choose to transform and remained as their home planet of Cybertron, Metroplex do the same. Not until their darkest moment came again when his help was most needed. Now manned by both Autobots and US military personnel, Metroplex served as the last line of defence against all adversaries be it Decepticons or not. Even more so after the events of Hate Plague. “Good morning, this is Rebecca Stanfield from Fox News. Following the recent hate virus which infected almost the entire world population, rumors had it that US military could cease ties with Autobots even when they formed alliance. That also despite the world being saved by their leader Optimus Prime who was resurrected from the dead. Though there was no official announcement as yet, insider sources indiciated it could happen sooner or later. With me, I got 2 special guests who played important roles in both the Earth defence and bringing back Optimus Prime to Earth. They are Marissa Faireborn and Jessica Morgan.” Then turning to those special guests, the TV news broadcaster first turned to and asked Melissa, “Marissa, what are your thoughts regarding this?” “Well Rebecca, at this point I am in no position to comment anything.” Marissa replied. “Except that the fact that negotiations are still proceeding in the interest of both parties. Like everyone else, I wish it could come to a win-win happy scenario. But even though I am in military, I am not entirely in charge of the whole proceedings.” “What about you, Jessica?” Rebecca turned to the other guest asking. “Do you have anything to say following what happened recently?” “Well, apart from saying that I was entirely responsible for this since it was my idea to bring back Optimus, I got nothing else to add,” Jessica answered. “So after the plague, do you still keep in contact with Optimus and his Autobots?” Rebecca asked. “Well not anymore. Now that Optimus Prime has been resurrected and the Autobots order have been restored, me and my dad just resumed our normal lives as usual. Still like everyone else, I hope the US military can reconsider their options and allow Autobots to remain on Earth.” “Well, guys, you heard that from both women,” Rebecca returned her attention to the camera. “This is Rebecca Stanfield reporting live. Once we got any more further updates, we will keep you informed.” Marissa Faireborn shut off her smart phone as she started the engine and began driving her black Lamborghini automobile along the express highway linking from Autobot City to Metroplex on a clear sunny morning of Saturday. This whole media news propaganda and nonsense - if she had her own way, she would not want to have anything to do with it. But orders were orders and as long as she remained on the military payroll, she got to do her job as their representative and spokesmen for the media. Following her engagement, she intended to quit the Earth Defence Force and lived what she now came to define and realize as a normal human life. Just as civilian and probably housewife or even mom in the near future. After years of risking out, she got sick and tired of all this fighting which practically had no definite ending. But that was not what irritated her. What really irritated her was that- Despite being an Autobot ally, she had never got into contact with their original leader Optimus Prime and not actively involved in the recent Hate Plague for security reasons. The closest she ever got was his predecessor Rodimus and his second-in-command Ultra Magnus before that. When the former felt the burden of leadership getting to his nerves, she tried to persuade him otherwise. However following Jessica Morgan’s discovery and bringing back Optimus which attracted attention from news, military and everybody, she was posted to internal security force. This meant much of her job was within the headquarters base of Metroplex and unless the situation was critical, she was not required to leave even her compound for any field exercise nor operation. Hence when the hate plague arrived, she could do nothing about it. When everyone - including Rodimus Prime and Ultra Magnus were infected, she had been with Spike Witwicky and his family, Throttlebots minus Goldbug, Dinobots, Arcee and Springer as rescue and emergency backup force. Springer became the temporary Autobot leader and she in joint-second command with Arcee helping and attending to those who managed to escape and avoid contamination. They could have linked up with just resurrected Optimus Prime, Quintessons, Kup and the rest who were also unaffected but the turn of events forced them to quarantine civilians who were normal from those who were infected. After the Optimus saved the day, she remained in internal security but only as head. Now with all these battles well and truly over, she was looking forward to spend a great weekend with her fiancé. Still turning to her mobile TV news rerun from last night - featuring her and Jessica made her kind of turned off eventually though she could not deny doing so out of pure curiosity to see how she presented herself on TV. Just as she continued driving, she suddenly spotted something falling from the skies right into the seas from across the highway. As much as she wanted to mind her own business, her curiosity soon got the better of her and she drove to what could be possibly the crashing point direction. Upon reaching the shore and getting off, her black Lamborghini instantly transformed into a giant Autobot. Formerly known as Jazz - the infamous blue and white second-in-command behind Optimus Prime when the Autobots first crashlanded on Earth, he had changed a lot significantly. Having been exposed to Earth atmosphere for many years, much of his parts had gone rusty. Even with constant supply of Cybertronium - the fuel that all Transformers needed to survive the same way we humans need food and oxygen, it was obvious that he had to go through a new makeover. And that was what he had been through all this while since Rodimus Prime became the new Autobot leader. Inspired by Rodimus’s younger Hot Rod, Jazz personally requested Autobot scientists Perceptor and Technobots to design the same fiery insignia on his chest and paint his entire body black instead of custom blue and white repaint. His head will be in white instead of black. After the makeover was completed, he requested his name to be changed to Jazzblaze. His weapons had also changed. Instead of photon rifle and flamethrower, he was armed with double-barrelled cannon blaster and thermal extinguisher for dual purposes as a warrior and savior. “What’s going on, Marissa?” He asked out of curiosity. “I thought I saw something falling into the seas. You should see it too.” Marissa replied as she produced an electro-binoculars to scan for anything moving among the tidal waves of sea. “Let’s go and check it out,” Jazzblaze replied. “Climb back in.” Jazzblaze transformed back into the black automotive and once Marissa got in, the wheels turned 180 degrees and the back core engine suddenly appeared from the rear. The car had now converted into underwater mobile craft. It was another transformation mode Jazzblaze requested so that he could travel both on ground and underwater. Initially he wanted to fly like his counterpart Tracks but discovered his parts were not designed for that purpose. They headed long into the seas and right underneath. Among the vast array of aquatic fossils, sea plants and some fishes swimming around, it did not take long for them to discover what they just spotted and were looking for. It turned out to be an Autobot hovering. But a female instead of male. A pink and white warrior floating unconsciously a few metres away from them and inches from the sandy grounds. They did not know whether she was alive and so there was only one way to find out. Problem was when they were approaching, they soon discovered they were not alone. Out of the blue, 2 malevolent creatures suddenly appeared right before them. From their mechanical designs and unmistakable red violent eyes, they were obviously Decepticons. One looked like a carnivorous yet smaller shark while the other looked like a squid with long large tentacles. Both were in their pink and blue colors. Before they could draw closer and probably harm the unconscious Autobot female, Jazz Blaze released 2 underwater torpedoes from his twin barrels and hit them right on the spot. By right they should be destroyed or at least sent into retreat like how Decepticons normally did. But those blasts were just like ant bites to their heavy-armored bodies. 4 more underwater creatures appeared to join them. They consisted of a coelacanth, lobster, manta ray and giant turtle - who was obviously their leader. Together, they began turning their attention and converging on them. Because Marissa was right inside him, Jazzblaze could not transform. Instead he could only use what his hover mode enabled them to outrun and get the female warrior out of harm’s way. But the current situation whereby they were just two as compared to their six-team members was not in their favor. Just as the turtle commander Snaptrap and his Seacon warriors were about to close in for a kill on their prey in amphibious modes, another giant blast blew them out of the way. Another Autobot - this time a much bigger warrior intercepted their way. His name was Broadside. A red and grey triple changer with dual modes of jet fighter and ship which enabled him to reign over both skies and seas with relative ease. “Seacons, merge into Piranacon!” Snaptrap growled in command. Yet before they could do so, Broadside let loose another beam blast which hit him right on the chest. He followed up with several more which hit his team members as well. Sensing a clear disadvantage when they were down, Snaptrap and his Seacon warriors retreated with their usual cursing and swearing that they would return. Once the Seacons were gone, Broadside moved in and Jazzblaze instantly hoped on broad with Marissa. Then they made their way back to the surface and on the way back to Autobot City. 2 - APPOINTMENT AND REFLECTION "Springer, I have decided to appoint you as leader of Autobots on Earth" Now if this order came from Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus or any other Autobot, Springer would have turned them down flatly. For he heard that many times and was sick and tired of having to repeat his answer again and again. Problem was this time, this order came from Optimus Prime himself. Though this was only his third meeting with the original commander - now back from the dead and saviour of the people from recent hate plague, this was the very first time he ever have had a one-to-one conversation with Optimus. “I’ve spoken to other Autobots. They told me you are the best warrior to lead having experienced and gone through much with Rodimus and his previous group.” Optimus Prime continued as he looked upon Springer since he was much bigger and taller. “And also the people and other Autobots during the recent plague.” “I’m honoured, Optimus. But I don’t think I’m ready and will never be. Sorry.” Springer replied modestly. Though that was almost the same answer as Ultra Magnus when he was appointed as leader for the first time, that was the best he could come up with as he did not want to take up the challenge nor offend Optimus at the same time. “Yes. I think you’re. I’ve confidence in you. So have everybody.” Optimus assured him. “I and Ultra Magnus’ll be leaving for Cybertron.” “We could be gone for a very long time.” Optimus continued. “Hot Rod refuses to have anything to do with leadership and I got a bad feeling that something terrible would happen to Cybertron and Earth at the same time. So I needed someone to lead Autobots here on Earth while we were away. And having spoken to all others, they gave their vote that you are the best to lead. Because of that, we have utmost confidence in you and I know you will not let me down.” “I’m not…exactly sure what to say, Optimus but I’m just not ready.” “You don’t have to be ready all the time, Springer.” Optimus reassured him. “Only when it matters. I and Ultra Magnus got to go now. We are now leaving the Autobot City under your command.” With that said, the original Autobot leader and his second-in-command Ultra Magnus headed quickly for The Ark III - which was recently constructed after its predecessors on both Cybertron and Earth. As the ship took off, Springer wondered whether Optimus had made the right decision and how he should go about leading others the same way he and Rodimus have had before. Elita-One finally woke up after what seemed to be an eternity. The first thing she saw were faces of her Autobot compatriots. Though they all wore the same symbol as her, she did not recognize any of them. Moreover it had been a very long time since she interacted with Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Arcee. Then again, she could have met any of them at the victory celebrations at Cybertron following their reclaim from Decepticons and Unicron or vice versa. But she really had no idea nor impression whatever so. “Where am I?” She asked. “How long have I been out?” “You have been unconscious for 3 days,” the dark Red Autobot with what seemed to be a long microscope on his right shoulder. “You are?” Elita asked. “I’m Perceptor,” He replied. “I’m one of those attending to you along with First Aid.” “And I’m Springer - leader of the Autobots here,” The green muscular robot warrior added in a rather authoritative tone. “My men found you in the seas and bring you here to Medical Bay for treatment.” “Springer? You the leader of Autobots?” Elita suddenly felt confused as this whole thing did not make any sense to her. “Where is Optimus Prime? Where is the original Autobot leader?” “Optimus and Ultra Magnus left for Cybertron 2 days ago,” Springer answered. “Optimus put me in charge before that. Who’re you and what are you doing here on Earth all by yourself?” “My name is Elita-One.” Elita replied with heavy heart that Optimus left before she eventually got the chance to see him. “I’m the leader of female Autobots based on Cybertron. We learn of Optimus’ revival via broadcast and came all the way here to see him. But we were under attack by Shockwave and his new female Decepticons. Got shot and the next thing I knew I woke up here.” Despite the fact they had met before during Autobot victory celebrations on Cybertron, Springer could have forgotten about it since they had never spoken to each other before. Until now. “Shockwave?” Springer asked with a look of disbelief “Shockwave is still alive? That’s impossible! We all knew he died along with most of his minions when Unicron attacked Cybertron years ago!” “That’s what I think too though I could be wrong.” Elita answered. “But that single eye. There was no mistake about it. Just that he looked a lot different from last time.” Then getting up from the medical bay bed, she said, “I got to head back to Cybertron and look for Optimus. He’s the main reason why I am here.” “But you are still recovering,” Perceptor objected. “I totally agree with Perceptor,” Springer said. “Rest well and recover first, Elita. After what has happened recently, most of our ships are still under maintenance and Optimus left on the only one that still functioned fully.” “But I can’t just stay and be a burden…” Sudden pain suddenly enveloped within her chest as she attempted to get off her bed. “Rest well and recover first,” Springer repeated his words. “That’s an order. You have been badly wounded and my men just fixed you. There’s no guarantee they can do it again should the same thing happens.” “Do you know who I really am?” Elita One asked, feeling a bit put off by Springer’s cold and seemingly demanding tone. “I’m also Optimus Prime’s…” “No, I don’t know and I do not want to know,” Springer maintained his firm stand. “What I do know and need you to understand is that you are still recovering and I can’t let you leave just like that. “How are the Dinobots?” That was the first question Springer asked upon entering the repair hangar bay in the other part of Autobot City. “They’ll live,” Commander Scattershot replied as he and his Technobots team were busy monitoring the screens and working on panel controls and five Dinobots resting on each metallic pad on the other side of the bay. The only thing that separated them was a huge glass panel that was built to protect both the repair crew overseeing the operations and the patients themselves. And even more so considering the patients were among the largest Transformers individually alongside Sky Lynx, Metroplex and Fortress Maximum. “But they might never function the same again.” Deputy Strafe added. “What do you mean?” Springer asked. “After years of exposure to Earth atmosphere, outer space and constant battles,” Scattershot answered. “Their parts had gone rusty. Despite their protective shells that encased them, the constant beating they received in both their dino-and-robot modes had clearly taken a toll on their fighting and functioning capabilities.” “In other words, if they continued to do battle, they might die and cease to function forever. And that would be a major loss and blow to us,” Afterburner added. “Then what should we do?” Springer asked. “There is only one way to solve this problem,” Scattershot said grimly as he continued his surveillance with their newly appointed Autobot leader. And we are currently working on it though we should have got your permission first.” “And what is that?” “We are what we are today all because of their leader Grimlock. And because of that, we intend to pay him and his fellow Dinobots back.” “How?” Springer clearly looked confused. “We intend to make them combine,” Scattershot answered. “For merging is the only way for them to regain the strength they once have had when they were created.” But now that their original creators Ratchet and Wheeljack were no longer with us, it’ll be our responsibility to continue where they left off.” “What? But the Dinobots were never designed for that purpose!” Springer objected. But the real reason was it did happen years ago when Optimus Prime was still leader and his original first generation Autobot pioneers - the ones who first crashlanded on Earth and eventually rejuvenated - were fighting a losing battle against their Decepticon foes. Yet because of the havoc and mass destruction that Dinobots created during and after the battle, they were forced to make them one of the other 2 subgroups that did not combine besides Monsterbots. They also created the same problems when they were first introduced to Autobots. “I know. But that is the risk we have to take if we ever want to see the Dinobots as in action. The way we expected.” Then turning back to Springer, he said, “We’ll let you know once the work is finished. Right now the Dinobots are still in coma and whatever time we have had, we have to make the best use of that. If you know what I mean.” “I understand.” Springer nodded as he left the bay. Once he was out, he began to recall the events that caused the Dinobots to be in this predicament. It all started with the hate plague that infected Rodimus Prime and his Autobots when they attempted to find and retrieve their original leader Optimus Prime’s body from Doctor Morgan’s laboratory. His daughter Jessica and assistant Gregory had discovered Optimus by chance during their space expenditure. Little did they realize by bringing back his body to Earth, they were also inviting red spore viruses along with it. Due to his hatred for all Transformers because he and Gregory were badly affected by their seemingly endless wars, they decided to lay a trap to get back at them. While they succeeded in doing so, they also succeeded in creating a worldwide disaster - now known as infamous hate plague that affected everybody as a result. While Rodimus Prime were creating havoc with Ultra Magnus and Wreckgar - leader of the Junkions, Springer, Arcee, Dinobots and humans Marissa Fairbourne, Spike Witwicky, his wife Carly and son Daniel were secretly watching from behind one of the thick walls to avoid being detected and infected as well. But Dinobot commander Grimlock’s anxiety to fight and put things right jeopardized everything. Other Dinobots followed suit and as a result, they all got infected as well upon being touched by those trio. If not for Skyfire’s untimely intervention and ability to fly, they would have been infected as well. Yet they were all boxed into a safe and secured quarantined sector of Autobot City until the plague was well and truly over after Optimus Prime got resurrected and reactivated the Autobot Matrix. While everyone recovered and went back to their normal lives, the same could not be said of the Dinobots. The last time they were in such situation was when they were injured by Megatron and his Decepticons in robot modes in airport battle. Only this time, it was much more serious as up to now, the Dinobots had yet to regain consciousness. But given their lack of firepower and artillery especially given their combiners were outnumbered by their Decepticon foes, it became a dilemma for Springer to approve and disapprove Technobots’ suggestion After all, they were created by Grimlock and now they intend to return the favor to him and Dinobots just like what Scattershot said. Unknown to Springer, his Autobots and human allies, their activities and conversations were silently observed and recorded by both Decepticon espionage spies Squawktalk and Beastbox. They were not just spies but green and purple cassette warriors in the form of condor and ape that could swoop and pounce on unsuspecting victims - if they wanted to - besides just observing and recording. Having got what they came for, they quietly transformed back into cassettes and flew away into Soundwave’s open cassette chest before they all headed back to their new Decepticon headquarters. 3 - UNITE AND CONQUER Deep within the deep blue seas of the Pacific Oceans was what Megatron once regarded proudly as his majestic warship, battlecruiser and sea-based headquarters for him and his Decepticons army during their early Earth battle exchanges with Optimus Prime and his Autobots. But after Decepticons succeeded in conquering Cybertron in 2005, the ship was abandoned and completely barren save a few malfunctioning in-built facilities and accessories. However now all that changed when the Quintesson Master One arrived, took command and changed its entire structure into their all-in-one ultimate weapon against both Autobots and humans in their new quest to take over our planet Earth after numerous attempts to regain and even destroy Cybertron failed with their counterparts. Once the proud creators of Transformers, their reign ended by the united rebellion of both Autobots and Decepticons who both allied temporary to drive them off the planet Cybertron. Little do they realize that their device Vector Sigma - which was used to create intelligence race of super robots who could think and feel for themselves besides just transforming - would be their downfall. They eventually migrated to another barren planet they named as Quintessa. Still a turn of events in which they tried to blow up the planet to prevent their Autobot and human captives from escaping made them homeless again. Since then they had been travelling all over the galaxy on board their ship, searching for their next victims to be either their slaves or executed by their carnivorous robotic soldiers Allicons and Sharkticons. That had been their lives for the next few years until the emergence of Hate Plague which affected most living creatures on Earth and across the galaxy. All these after a lady human scientist called Jessica Morgan discovered the body of former Autobot commander Optimus Prime by chance and attempted to take it to her headquarters on Earth to restore him to life. Because most of their troops had been infected with the disease in which they battled each other till death, they were forced to flee to avoid being infected. They were overpowered and captured by Autobot Sky Lynx who could transform from space shuttle into dino-bird like creature. Due to those circumstances, they were forced to comply with his commands and revive Optimus Prime and all other Autobots who were not infected. Yet after the plague and peace restored, they did not appear again to join in humans, Autobots and even Decepticons’ celebrations. For they saw no reason to. Instead they hid beneath the seas and oceans to observe the beautiful underwater nature of our planet Earth. And during those observation periods, they happened to came across the abandoned and decommissioned Decepticon ship Nemesis by chance and decided to take refuge there. Even more so when Galvatron mobilized most of what he considered as his main Decepticon contingent to renew their attack on Autobots to gain the Plasma Energy they needed to revive Vector Sigma. Inspired by Autobot Sky Lynx’s half shuttle and dino-warrior design, they decided to create a Decepticon version of him. With the help of their Sharkticon and Allicon troops as well as the unfortunate Primacron – creator of Unicron they captured by chance, they renovated the entire ship. Then with the help of Predacons - who could merge into Predaking and Terrorcons who could do the same into forming Abominus as their first Decepticon allies, they managed to capture Constructicons after overcoming their combined form of Devastator. Their reason for doing that was they wanted them to do exactly the same they had in constructing Trypticon. They wanted a second mobile headquarters that they could transform into assault carrier and battlestation that could not only be connected to Trypticon in battle station mode. But also one they could deploy anytime they wanted be it against Autobots and humans. The result was a dark and purple 3-headed mechanical hydra that could not only transform exactly the way Sky Lynx did but could disperse their 3 heads into merchanical cobra, rattlesnake and viper to hunt and destroy their unfortunate nearby victims quickly and easily. They eventually sought out the remaining Decepticon combiner groups in Stunticons and Combaticons who were also in hiding to recuperate and strategize their future after the events of Hate Plague and but were not with Galvatron and his main contingent. With their 4 combiners to just their 2, they successfully overcame and forged another alliance with them as well. With all Decepticon combiners on their side doing their biding, the remaining Earth-based counterparts stood no chance of rebelling and eventually joined their side. In return the Quintessons promised them the entire Earth resources and new leadership they could use against Galvatron and his army should they return from Cybertron. Still that were not enough for them to launch a full-scale assault as much as they were not tempted to. Because following the hate plague events, the Autobots also formed a strong alliance with US and United Nations army to repel all Decepticons and any future threats that came their way though they were also aware that such alliance would not last long as they were still staying on human world Earth. And as long as they were on Earth, they had to comply with their human government rules which could very well be the next reason for their separation in a matter of time. Even with all the Earth-based Decepticons on their side, they needed another group of formidable warriors that could complement their counterparts Springer, Hot Rod, Kup and Arcee in terms of intelligence besides just fighting skills. Unknown to both Transformers and even humans themselves, they managed to find and lock away another Decepticon leader Shockwave into their inner vaults of the ship which could only be accessed by those they wanted to such as their scientists and troops. That was about a month after the events of Unicron destruction. They also did the same to others like Guardian robots and Decepticon jets. Initially they wanted to revive Shockwave into a zombie and be used against Decepticons as they had in using Optimus Prime against his Autobots. Yet because Shockwave was so badly damaged, they could not rebuild him on time. Nevertheless, his life force was still growing strong given his years of brutal upbringing in military whereby strong will was essential for survival. Moreover to manipulate Optimus Prime was one thing. To manipulate Shockwave was another. Until now. With their team of scientists working non-stop even till the death of some, they not only revived Shockwave but made him better and deadlier than before. The only difference was Shockwave was now on their side instead of serving Megatron and probably even Galvatron he once was accustomed to. Instead of military commander, he was now their bounty hunter and soon-to-be exterminator of all Autobots they perceived as their main obstacle to world domination. Using Shockwave memory banks, they also created another new Decepticon sub-group. But instead of males like those Constructicons and Combaticons, they decided to create female robotic breeds. In other words an all new Decepticon female sub-group the same way Alpha Trion fashioned their female Autobot counterparts Elita-One and her Like when they created Predacons, they watched all Earth documentaries of the world’s deadliest creatures and weapons on TV they could exploit to their advantage. Besides wild beasts, wild reptiles were their all-time favourite favourites. Especially serpents who could kill with just one single venomous bite and strangle of their elongated bodies. Such as cobras and rattlesnakes. That was how Venomcons were born. With their commander Malvip-One leading, they consisted of female Decepticon hunters that could transform into fighter jets and deadliest creatures besides just robots. Plus they could merge like any Decepticon sub-group. With them, Shockwave and their other new creations Seacons and Monster Pretenders along with the Decepticon armies on board, they were now more than ready to face and destroy the Autobots once and for all. While Megatron and his Decepticons attacked Autobot City only, they would attack not just Autobot City but all major cities across the world as well. Since their original plan to retake Cybertron failed many times, they now intended to plunder and dominate our Earth for its rich resources. Flashback “Decepticons, we’re under attack! Scramble!” Those were the desperate cries by then Cybertronian and Decepticon High Lord Shockwave as Unicron brought his huge hand crashing down upon the planet and send all buildings crumbling down like nine pins. However his fellow Decepticons could not hear him. Yet they knew exactly what to do. Instinctively they transformed into fighter jets and mounted a brave yet futile resistance with their laser beams against Unicron’s wrath. Yet in spite of what they did, they were either crushed or swallowed alive by the malevolent mechanical godlike being of darkness. Their war and death cries were their final moments. Shockwave got off the high platform. As Unicron’s hand came penetrating through the once proud and mighty Decepticon fortress, he transformed into a ray gun and started firing continuously. And frantically. Yet like all those Decepticons, they were useless. The giant deathbringer still continued advancing and within seconds he was crushed brutally by him. Worse of all, his head was decapitated from his body as well. Though his entire body was destroyed, Shockwave was still alive. His single yellow eye was still blinking in his remaining head even when deposed among the debris by the Autobot civilians following their triumph against Unicron and new hero Rodimus Prime who was to be their new leader after Optimus Prime’s death at the hands of his nemesis Megatron. Now that was a mistake. A very big mistake that would prove to be the Autobots’ downfall. Instead of just deposing, they could have destroyed his head as well when they had the chance. Now that they did not, he would make sure he got revenge by eliminating them completely the same way Unicron had of his Decepticon contingents. Not because of what Unicron did to him but rather to regain his rightful place of authority from the Autobots. Following Rodimus’s ascension, the Quintessons launched their own attack to regain Cybertron they had lost when they were overpowered by their Transformers slaves way before they divided into Autobots and Decepticons. And it was during that attack that his head was discovered by their army commandos – the Sharkticons who possessed the ability to turn from robot executors to mechanical killer sharks. They could also have destroyed it like they did with everything else. Yet obviously due to his blinking eye, they were curious and brought his head to their Quintesson Masters- otherwise known as Five Faces Of Darkness. They were strictly warned to keep their discovery confidential as the Masters did not want anyone be it Autobots or Decepticons or any third party beings to know what could potentially be their ultimate weapon. It was from that moment onwards Shockwave began his long rehabilitation and semi-coma journey. He could not remember anything else after that. His visions were of the past when he was created by the Quintessons scientists and the present when he was again worked upon by them. Then one day, he finally got exactly what he and Quintessons wanted. A new body. And new troops at his command. The only difference was he was no longer in full control of Cybertron or anything else for that matter as he once had when serving Megatron. Having been resurrected and modified into a better and yet deadlier merchanical being of the same cold and pure brutal personality, Shockwave was now their bounty hunter. With both his equally cyclops-like and purple troopers and a new breed of Decepticon females called Venomcons under him, he was about to bring destruction and death upon the new Autobot City just as Megatron and his old army nearly had but lost besides just looking for last Autobot female Elita-One. 4 - ARISE DINOKING For the past eight months since Hate Plague aftermath, the Technobots had been hard at work repairing the Dinobots in their vault laboratory of Autobot City otherwise known as Metroplex It was not just because they wanted to repay the Dinobots - especially their commander Grimlock for creating them but also they wanted to add more firepower to the fast depleting Autobot warriors should another catastrophe or Decepticon attacks occur. Although the Autobots far outnumbered the Decepticons in terms of strength and numbers, the Decepticons outnumbered them in terms of combiner groups as in seven to just three not including Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx since both were already mammoth machines and made of 2-3 separate components. From the files of Teletraan-I now imported into Teletraan-III after the second one was destroyed as well during the Plague, they learnt that the Dinobots were created out of pure inspiration and fascination with the once living but extinct dinosaurs on planet Earth. This idea was conjured by their decreased predecessor scientist and technician Wheeljack who came up with and suggested the idea. Now that he and medic Ratchet died in the Great War started by Megatron and his Decepticons’ full-scale attack on the both earth-bound Autobot shuttle and the same city which was then semi-transformable and not Metroplex yet, it would up to them to continue where they left off. Because the Dinobots were created in that era in which the first generation batch of Autobots led by Optimus Prime crashlanded on this planet on board their ship Ark after fighting with the Decepticons, they were now considered to be among the oldest Transformers. They were also the first sub-group that occasionally fought with Autobots since they have had their own agenda. They were also the few that did not possess the ability to combine as compared with the Decepticons counterparts like Constructions, Stunticons, Combaticons, Predacons and Terrorcons. But all that was about to change. Just as what Scattershot just mentioned to Springer, their rusty components no allowed them to fight as individual beings collectively. They could still take on any opponents but their lack of speed and mobility over aging no longer allowed them the luxury of victory everytime. Given the fact that Grimlock’s rash impulse to fight and beat Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Wreckgar to senses following their infection by the Hate Plague, he and his Dinobots were too infected. While most Transformers recovered quickly after peace and order was restored, the Dinobots remained in coma. Inspired by Metroplex’s transformation cog which was the same he was still alive and well, the Technobots created not one but two combination cogs. One had already been implanted into their latest and soon to be completed as well subgroup Monsterbots. While the other was to be infused into Dinobots. And like all subgroups save Constructicons, their leader and commander Grimlock was to be used as their main body and the rest were to be the limbs and legs. Despite being aware that the Dinobots’ first instinct was to attack all beings when they were first introduced to Optimus Prime and his Autobots, it was a huge risk they would have to take. The risk was in the form of a question. If Grimlock and his first 2 Dinobots Sludge and Slag caused huge damage to the Autobots’ Ark, how much more could they do to the Autobot City in combined mode? The answer was unimaginable and unthinkable consequence. But with impending Decepticons’ next attack looming and Earth could fall into another disaster, they would have to take this route if they wanted to see Dinobots restored to what they once were. Except for the weapons and ammunition, their project was close to completion and in spite of that, they already gave a new name and implanted into the Dinobots’ memory banks. He was to be called Dinoking. 2 Weeks Later The blue crystal eyes finally brightened up among the dark black face with greyish knightlike helmet. Yet despite knowing what they were, his new form was completely unrecognizable for they had never seen anything like that or even dreamt of creating one in their wildest dreams. But now that dream was no longer a dream. It was a reality. After months of hard work, analyzing and then modifications, they have finally completed what – Could be the worst nightmare of any living being be it humans, Autobots or Decepticons. Unless you are about the same size or bigger than him. Comprising of all 5 Dinobots – which each were about 1/3 the size of most Autobot and Decepticon combiners save Predaking – Dinoking was born. Just as what the Technobots had planned, Grimlock became the main body with all his fellow Dinobots as his limbs. Sludge and Snarl served as legs while Swoop and Slag were to be his arms. Especially when Swoop was considered as the weakest Dinobot, he was to be used as weapon arm as well though Slag could do the same with his extraordinary triple horns and fire-breathing abilities. Standing at 60 feet tall, Dinoking looked awesome, spectacular and yet terrifying. A complete gigantic battle warrior and knight of grey, yellow, red and blue components that were the Dinobots’ standard colors. And true to that, his second instinct was a huge looming yet unrecognizable voice despite knowing his words were an embodiment of all five Dinobots’ common instinct. “WHO DISTURBS MY SLEEP?” Dinoking bellowed in his voice that echoed the entire laboratory. Before the Autobots could even move or speak on the elevation bridge with just the glass screen separating them and him, Dinoking got to his feet with an earth-shattering rumble that shook all walls of the Autobot City. Then their worst nightmare came true. Blandishing his equally huge and deadly platinium-chromed sword from his back, Dinoking began cutting off all chains and cable wires that bound him for months. Some of those flew into sparks and nearly shattered the glass screen. “DINOKING RULES! DINOKING DESTROYS!” Pointing his gigantic silver sword to the ceiling, he released an energy beam and blasted a huge hole enough for him to take flight and fly off into the clear blue skies. “We’ll stop him!” Scattershot assured their leader Springer, Blaster and Perceptor as he and the Technobots took flight as well in pursuit of their new and yet most menacing creation. 5 - MALVIP ONE AND VENOMCONS They were among the most underrated Transformers Yet when it comes to situations that mattered, they rose head and shoulders above everyone else with their courage, determination and drive despite being perceived as physically and mentally weaker as compared to their male counterparts. They were the female robots. Just like their male counterparts, there were Autobots and Decepticons fighting on both sides. The only major difference was they were once a united community fighting for a common cause and purpose. It was only due to change of circumstances as in divided opinions and visions that led to this separation into two warring factions. Truth being said, if they had more choices, they would still be united as one feminine warrior family. However the reality was that those choices were very limited as just either one or the other. When that happened, arguments, resentment and even war internally were inevitable. And that was the case even in their gender ranks. Years of battle had clearly ravaged their home planet of Cybertron, making their lands not only scarred with marks and ruins of war but also depleting most of their energy resources. Just as blood was essential to us humans and all living creatures, the energy was the same to all Transformers. As they were all mechanical beings, they needed it to recharge and refuse what they had spent in war and all other activities. But because of their fast depletion, the remaining ones were consolidated and kept strictly as limited supplies. So much so that unless one was perceived to be someone of authority or high value by most inhabitants, he could not ask or demand for it. He would have to earn his right to get it. Problem was because of their limited availability, they were sold at ridiculously high prices that only the wealthy could afford. The rest would have either to wither and die or fight hard for their right to get even just one lot which was barely sufficient to keep them alive for a month let alone a year. In the war that first involved Transformers against their tyrannical Quintesson Masters for freedom and independence. And then among which resulted in their divided factions of Autobots and Decepticons which Decepticons eventually won, the population was largely fighting for survival through whatever means possible. And Narius happened to be among the less fortunate ones. Born from an extremely poor family, she first served as a slave female to satisfy first the needs of Quintesson guards and then Decepticon soldiers in order to support her family and pay off her dad’s debts in gambling for more money to buy those energy supplies and have a better life. However much she wanted to oppose, she could not. She was implanted with a purple serpent tattoo which acted like a time bomb and poison to her if she showed any signs of resistance. Eventually she could not take it any longer. In an event she happened to discover by chance in one of the inner alleys, she met and got to know Elita-One and her small band of just 4 female Autobots. She was inspired by their courage but knowing who she was, she could not join them as yet though she eventually did sometime later. During her time as servant in gladiatorial arena, she also got to know a young male warrior Megatronus. She was charmed and impressed by his courage in fighting for what he believed in. Not to mention his numerous victories in combat itself. However things changed which also became the turning point of her life. One the tension between Autobots and Decepticons got so intense that the second uprising and war was inevitable. Risking her own life to follow Megatronus example, she joined Elita One and her female Autobots which were growing more and more in strength and numbers. Two her entire family was captured due to her participation as rebel fighter. She would have been killed as well by the reigning ruler The Fallen if she would not agree to his deal for her family. And that was to betray Elita-One and her comrades. It was something she would not want to do. But with the serpent tattoo, she had no choice. However her ploy was foiled and she was expelled along with several other females who did not act in the best interest of the rebel group. Still the Fallen broke his promise and spared no one. She lost her entire family and if not for Megatronus’s intervention, she would have been killed at his hands. Megatronus succeeded in slaying the Fallen in an assassination attempt. Because of his supremacy, all other Decepticons – including his comrades who stood by him through thick and thin – bowed and acknowledged him as the new leader. It was then he was renamed Megatron. But power gradually corrupted him. Narius got fed up with his equally tyrannical ways and threatened to publicize his wrongdoings. Including how he once send his men to find and kill Alpha Trion on learning that he intend to build an Autobot army out of the fallen civilians to rise and rebel against his rule. Megatron proved to be smarter and more cunning than she thought. She was surrounded by his entire Decepticon army and stripped of her title as Queen. She was also thrown into prison on made-up charges of attempting to assassinate Megatron and cause unrest within the kingdom. She was back to her former life as slave. First to Megatron and then to Shockwave. But things changed after Unicron arrived and tried to destroy Cybertron. In the chaos that ensued, she and her few comrades managed to escape the cell only to met with a fiery end at one punch of the giant mechanical planet eater. For a long period, she was in coma. She could not remember what she was or any sign of her past. Until she finally woke up. She was no longer a normal civilian and Decepticon queen. She was now the first Decepticon leader and queen of the newly formed Venomcons- Called Malvip-One. Along with her 5 elementary warriors at her command and Shockwave’s dark cyclop troops, she was about to join in the attack on Autobot City.