There have been many, many topics such as these. This topic (hopefully) is not like those. I do NOT want anyone coming in here saying "Prime and WFC are not connected". Why? Cause I don't care. They might be, they might not be, both are possibilities at this point. Are they sister continuities or the same one? *FOR THIS TOPIC'S PURPOSES, THE ANSWER IS IRRELEVANT!* If you follow this rule, I'm sure this topic can be the last of these topics, since if you follow this rule, this topic will not deteriorate into spam. The point of this topic is to explore the possibility and what that would mean about the universe as a whole. Why do I create this topic now, when so many before have been created? There is some new information added, and that is Synthetic Energon. Let us recap on the different kinds of energon presented to us to date. Energon Synthetic Energon Dark Energon Energon and Dark Energon have had a lot of symmetries presented to us. They can both be used to fuel Transformers (for example, Optimus Vs Megatron). Both contain extreme amounts of energy. Both are worth fighting for. But that symmetry appears to be broken. Energon, Dark Energon, Synthetic Energon. Well, I don't know about you, but this leads me to believe there should be a fourth thing: Synthetic Dark Energon. Now, from what we've seen, Energon and Synthetic Energon are NOT the same thing. Even if you argue that what Ratchet made wasn't pure Synthetic Energon, or was improperly made, that actually doesn't matter for my argument. And my argument is this: If there were Synthetic Dark Energon, odds are it will have some different properties that Dark Energon. Even for the isolated reason that Dark Energon may be difficult to Synthesize, so the result will be improperly made and therefore different from Dark Energon. I'm sure that many of you see where I'm going with this, but humour me. It has been made very clear that the transformers in this Universe, both in Prime and in Exodus, have seen or heard of Unicron before. And they know that in his vains flow Dark Energon. The fact that Unicron is not destroying the universe leads us to believe that he has been defeated, at least temporarily. Odds are they got a sample of his blood and attempted to synthesize it. A small sample of blood does not go far, and before long ALL they have is the synthesized stuff. Which brings us to Exodus, a transformers universe that knows all about Dark Energon, and even has a large supply of it. Or do they? In the story of WFC and Exodus, we know that they are producing the Dark Energon, NOT finding it. So the stuff that Megatron steals and uses to corrupt the planet is not Dark Energon, but Synthetic Dark Energon. But since it's their only supply of Dark Energon, they might as well drop the Synthetic part of the name. Whats more is that the Prime Universes reaction to the Dark Energon now actually makes sense. When Megatron tells Starscream about what he found in Darkness Rising, he doesn't just tell Starscream that he found Dark Energon, he tells him that he found The Blood Of Unicron. This is letting Starscream know it's the real stuff. And the fact that Ratchet's tools have come alive let's Optimus know it's the real stuff as well. Which everybody knows is rare and none of them has ever had any contact with. Because based on context, they know that the stuff they are dealing with is NOT the Synthetic Energon that corrupted their planet. The introduction of Synthetic Energon may be the first hint of a new plot line that follows the logic I just laid out.