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10th Nov '15 12:41:47 PM StFan
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).

* ChekhovsGunman: A senator is seen helping Orion Pax during a flashback in the Chaos Theory portion of the series. He'll become a lot more important in ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye where its revealed that the senator was [[spoiler:Shockwave]].
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* ChekhovsGunman: A senator is seen helping Orion Pax during a flashback in the Chaos Theory portion of the series. He'll become a lot more important in ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' where its revealed that the senator was [[spoiler:Shockwave]].

* CrypticBackgroundReference: A number of ideas and concepts that would play a major role in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' [[spoiler: (The Institute, the Galactic Council, Constructed Cold vs Forged Cybertronians, etc.)]] first appear in "Chaos Theory."
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* CrypticBackgroundReference: A number of ideas and concepts that would play a major role in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' [[spoiler: (The Institute, the Galactic Council, Constructed Cold vs Forged Cybertronians, etc.)]] first appear in "Chaos Theory."

** It is [[ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise later revealed that]] It was AllJustADream of Ironhide, or rather, a vision of the future he had.
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** It is [[ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise later revealed that]] It was AllJustADream of Ironhide, or rather, a vision of the future he had.

* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scenes that James Roberts wrote forshadowed his comic ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: The Chaos Theory Arc set up numerous plot points later developed in the Shadowplay arc, and he had all the Kimia survivors stuck on a ship together, because most, if not all of them, would be main or supporting cast onboard the Lost Light.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scenes that James Roberts wrote forshadowed his comic ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': The Chaos Theory Arc set up numerous plot points later developed in the Shadowplay arc, and he had all the Kimia survivors stuck on a ship together, because most, if not all of them, would be main or supporting cast onboard the Lost Light.
9th Nov '15 11:10:59 AM StFan
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).
7th Nov '15 8:38:53 AM StFan
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A monthly [[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] series published by Creator/IDWPublishing, which picks up the story threads from ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' three years later and moves the story forward. The series is written by Mike Costa, with monthly art by various artists including Don Figueroa, Alex Milne, Nick Roche and Guido Guidi. Notable for having Optimus Prime resign from active leadership, Bumblebee being put into his place as head of the Earth-based Autobot unit, and Megatron rebuilt into a new, more powerful form. A running theme of the series contrasts the static, unchanging Transformers with the inventive and constantly moving-forward human race.
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A monthly [[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] series published by Creator/IDWPublishing, which picks up the story threads from ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' three years later and moves the story forward. The series is written by Mike Costa, with monthly art by various artists including Don Figueroa, Alex Milne, Nick Roche and Guido Guidi. Notable for having Optimus Prime resign from active leadership, Bumblebee being put into his place as head of the Earth-based Autobot unit, and Megatron rebuilt into a new, more powerful form. A running theme of the series contrasts the static, unchanging Transformers with the inventive and constantly moving-forward human race.

* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Megatron has been in a coma since he was shot in the head by Spike at the end of ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' and the Decepticons have fallen apart under Starscream's leadership. Shockwave and Soundwave put him back together in an all new body. * DarkestHour: The Decepticons find themselves scattered and near collapse in the aftermath of ''Comicbooks/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' under Starscream's leadership. The troops who made it to the asteroid are directionless and have fallen in to cannibalism just to survive. Those stranded on Earth are hunted by humans or forced to serve human governments in exchange for energon. It takes Megatron's revival and new plan for conquest put faction back on its feet.
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* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Megatron has been in a coma since he was shot in the head by Spike at the end of ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' and the Decepticons have fallen apart under Starscream's leadership. Shockwave and Soundwave put him back together in an all new body. * DarkestHour: The Decepticons find themselves scattered and near collapse in the aftermath of ''Comicbooks/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' under Starscream's leadership. The troops who made it to the asteroid are directionless and have fallen in to cannibalism just to survive. Those stranded on Earth are hunted by humans or forced to serve human governments in exchange for energon. It takes Megatron's revival and new plan for conquest put faction back on its feet.
22nd Aug '15 4:53:13 PM LentilSandEater
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: As we already knew from ''Megatron: Origin'', the war started because Cybertron in its so called "Golden Age" was anything but, with a privileged few lording it over the rest with casual cruelty. Cybertronian society resembled the last days of Imperial Rome or more disturbingly, the early days of fascist Germany. And then Megatron came onto the scene and lead a bloody and brutal revolution, despite originally being interested in less violent means of social change. Up until his friend Impactor (later to become one of the "Heroic" Autobots) and the casual cruelties of the Autobots convinced him that violence was the only solution. Impactor got into a bar fight with some Autobot recruits because they had beaten up a civilian for spilling a drink, Megatron was arrested because he was drinking with him. So essentially the Autobots have themselves to blame for creating one of the most ruthless world conquering war criminals in the universe AND for starting a war that destroyed their home planet.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero: * As we already knew from ''Megatron: Origin'', the war started because Cybertron in its so called "Golden Age" was anything but, with a privileged few lording it over the rest with casual cruelty. Cybertronian society resembled the last days of Imperial Rome or more disturbingly, the early days of fascist Germany. And then Megatron came onto the scene and lead a bloody and brutal revolution, despite originally being interested in less violent means of social change. Up until his friend Impactor (later to become one of the "Heroic" Autobots) and the casual cruelties of the Autobots convinced him that violence was the only solution. Impactor got into a bar fight with some Autobot recruits because they had beaten up a civilian for spilling a drink, Megatron was arrested because he was drinking with him. So essentially the Autobots have themselves to blame for creating one of the most ruthless world conquering war criminals in the universe AND for starting a war that destroyed their home planet.

*** While all of this is a fair indictment of the Autobot regime, it doesn't free Megatron from moral culpability for his later brutal actions (most notably is that the Decepticons don't conquer planets in this continuity, they [[PlanetLooters pillage and then burn them to the ground]]). Issue 22 shows that even then, Optimus was a fair-minded and just individual who didn't agree with his government on every issue. Megatron's writings made an impact on him. Sadly, Megatron chose to respond to Whirl's cruelty rather than Optimus's reason (though later publications would show this wasn't the only reason).
7th May '15 8:43:20 PM Scorntex
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* DecompositeCharacter: This Galvatron has no relation to Megatron or Unicron, even though he's been used in every other continuity as Megatron's powered up form.

* IAmNotShazam: Variation. This Galvatron has no relation to Megatron or Unicron, even though he's been used in every other continuity as Megatron's powered up form.

-->'''Megatron:''' "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"? ''Where the hell were you when people were beaten and oppressed simply because of the way they were born?''
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-->'''Megatron:''' "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"? ''Where the hell were you when people like me were beaten and oppressed made to work in the mines simply because of the way they were born?''made that way?''
26th Apr '15 1:43:31 AM editerguy
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A monthly [[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] series published by IDW Publishing, which picks up the story threads from ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' three years later and moves the story forward. The series is written by Mike Costa, with monthly art by various artists including Don Figueroa, Alex Milne, Nick Roche and Guido Guidi. Notable for having Optimus Prime resign from active leadership, Bumblebee being put into his place as head of the Earth-based Autobot unit, and Megatron rebuilt into a new, more powerful form. A running theme of the series contrasts the static, unchanging Transformers with the inventive and constantly moving-forward human race.
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A monthly [[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] series published by IDW Publishing, Creator/IDWPublishing, which picks up the story threads from ''ComicBook/TransformersAllHailMegatron'' three years later and moves the story forward. The series is written by Mike Costa, with monthly art by various artists including Don Figueroa, Alex Milne, Nick Roche and Guido Guidi. Notable for having Optimus Prime resign from active leadership, Bumblebee being put into his place as head of the Earth-based Autobot unit, and Megatron rebuilt into a new, more powerful form. A running theme of the series contrasts the static, unchanging Transformers with the inventive and constantly moving-forward human race.
19th Mar '15 11:49:34 AM Scorntex
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Scourge, who just vanishes during the Chaos event. He was confirmed to have died during it several years later.
14th Mar '15 8:05:27 PM C2
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2)
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2) 2).
14th Mar '15 8:05:10 PM C2
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).''
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2).'' 2)
14th Mar '15 8:04:54 PM C2
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2) and the ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise.''
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The series started in November, 2009. Issues 22 and 23 were written by James Roberts of ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' fame and focused on Prime and Megatron's history. The series ended with issue 31 (December, 2011), along with Costa's tenure on the franchise. A one shot 'The Death Of Optimus Prime' came after and set up two new series; ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' and ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise (now known as ''The Transformers'', vol. 2) and the ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise.2).''
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