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Knock Out will create the Hate Plague from Ratchet's Synthetic Energon.
After fiddling around with the substance that had given Ratchet a power boost (as well as causing him to go a bit Ax-Crazy
), he'll create a sample of Hate Plague. Megatron will then have him test it out on one or more of the Autobots.
- I'm thinking they'll want to try it on Optimus, but Smokescreen or one of the others will interfer and get infected instead.
- Looks like the Synthetic Energon, and it's future is in Shockwaves hands/hand now.
- Jossed, as the Synth-En is now one of the two main components in synthetic cybermatter.
Vector Prime and Primus appeared in the latter, and they exist in this series as well. Given that the two apparently exist in the same multiverse, and with Vector Prime and Starscream fighting in a different dimension, this will be a great excuse for a crossover.
- The next best thing! While not an actual crossover, The Multiverse means what exists in one series may have counterparts in any other. Transformers Cybertron elements have suddenly leapt to the front with the last relic-hunting episodes revolving around four keys that can revitalize Cybertron. Though they apparently don't mean it in the exact same way. It's even been revealed that the Omega Keys go into an Omega Lock. Crossing fingers for Override to show up...
- Considering Override DOES show up in the novels, it's not outside the realm of possibility, along with Aligned continuity versions of Velocitron, Ransack, and Clocker (but Clocker is...slightly different).
Megatron is reviving all of Cybertron's dead and space-bridging them to Earth. It's hard enough for merely five Autobots to stay under the radar and the zombie robots won't care if humans see them. Cue Mass Panic as people fear everything mechanical transforming into zombie robots.
- Definitely seems likely. But odds are it'll be saved for a season finale, which will then lead to the following season possibly revolving around anti-robot movements from people.
- Unless he can pull them from whatever happens when a bridge collapses mid-transport, they're probably not going to be a problem.
- It may lead to a similar plot from the G1 episode "Megatron's Master Plan" and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Jack, June, Miko, and Raf will show their support to the Autobots despite being branded as "traitors" or "robot lovers". Then the Earth governments banish the Autobots from Earth.
- The summary for "Grill" is thus: Agent Fowler has some explaining to do under the threat of military tribunal and Team Prime's termination. Given it comes straight after Nemesis Prime...
- Possibly confirmed as of "Darkest Hour".
- The government kept it under wraps, as shown in "Darkmount NV".
Jack's father is dead.
We only see his mom, and he never refers to his dad. When Arcee talks about what she's lost, he says she's not the only one who's felt loss. Arcee assumes he's talking about his girl troubles, but that's not what it sounded like. Given how concerned his mother was about him driving, I'm betting his dad died in a car accident or something.
- Maybe he was killed by a Decepticon and Fowler made it look like a car accident.
- Or better, maybe he was killed by a Decepticon and Fowler made it look like a car accident... I like the theory, too. Myabe, we will discover that Fowler is Jack's father replace.
- Jossed, she specifically said that he "left."
- She could just not want to tell him that he died, since she's still in denial about it. Or something.
Megatron did hit Cybertron with a ton of Dark Energon. If the planet is Primus, that'd be one big zombie. Alternatively, new Unicron.
- Or both - Unicron possessing his little brother's body, weird as that sounds.
Or maybe he always was with the bad ones...but the point is that he will ally to the Decepticons against humanity.
- There's the new MECH organization that attacks the Autobots. Whether or not they team up with Decepticons is yet to be seen.
- or CCCCOOOOOOOOBRRRRRRRRRAAAAAA!
At least one of the humans will get (a) toy(s)
The humans are Hasbro's interpretation of the Transformers Fandom.
Agent Fowler represents the G1
fans, treating Giant Robots as Serious Business
and doesn't want kids getting in the way. Jack represents the Beast Wars
fans, fairly serious and somewhat respected. Miko represents the Unicron Trilogy
fans, being "made in Japan" and is crazy about Giant Robots. Raf represents the Animated
fans, the "youngest" of the Fandom.
- This... actually makes a lot of sense.
- So what does that make June Darby? ...A G2 fan?
- She's a Movieverse fan, since the films give the parents more attention than any other continuity. And before anyone brings up Silas, he's the Shattered Glass fan, being a genuinely evil and competent human villain.
- Miko is energetic and over-the-top in such a way that she might represent the Robots in Disguise fans instead of the Unicron Trilogy fans (or possibly in addition to them.)
Ironhide will appear later in the series, to make up for not putting him on Team Prime.
- They did the same thing with Red Alert in Transformers Animated- she was originally slated to be on the main cast, but was replaced with Ratchet instead. She later appeared on Rodimus's team.
- Pretty much confirmed at this point. He's getting a toy in the Cyberverse class, and a design was revealed at Botcon 2011.
- The writers mentioned that they didn't have any plans to put him in the series even though a toy of him was designed. However, they did note that it didn't mean he wasn't going to show up.
Starscream removing the chunk of Dark Energon from Megatron's spark chamber will turn out to be essential to Megatron's successful recovery
Two reasons. One, it is Psycho Serum
and probably somewhat toxic- not enough to harm him when he's at full strength (though it'd probably kill a lesser 'con), but probably enough to slow down or stop a recovery. Second, that just seems like Starscream's luck. He will, of course, claim that such was his intention the entire time, which nobody will believe, but Megatron will spare him anyway, because intentional or not, he's so very helpful.
- Judging from the previews to "Out Of His Head," it seems that the exact opposite is true.
The original cartoons did, after all. And since Prime and Renegades are running more-or-less concurrently on the same network, perhaps a crossover is coming. There might only be subtle references at first; a commercial for a Cobra-based business on a TV in the background on a Prime episode, or a reference to some 'freeway accident' that was obviously a battle of some sort on an episode of Renegades. The references will start to build, until the inevitable crossover is announced. It'll be a two-parter; an episode of Prime with Prime-style versions of the Joes, and a Renegades episode with traditionally-animated Cybertronians. And during each episode, no one will find it strange that Bulkhead and Roadblock sound exactly the same
Animated!Prowl will appear
As either a friend, previous partner, or love interest of Arcee.
Future characters will include Wingnut, Dingbat, and Skyguy.
Just so that Fowler can say I Knew It
regarding Decepticon names.
The energon harvester is an Autobot scaled Apple of Eden. The "ancients" who built it that Optimus refers to are the Precursors
from that game whom Autobot ancestors may have interacted with. MECH is a splinter group of templars who disagree over how to control the human population. Subject 16 is Jack's missing dad.
(Continuation from 'Raf the Android') Raf had been an experiment in which human DNA was coupled with technology.
Also one of his parents is a scientist working for MECH or one of their supporters and willingly gave Raf to them to be experimented upon.
Raf also says that he could understand digital code since age three,which means that his parents possibly gave him to MECH as he was very young possibly an infant or toddler.
- I'd say this is a high possibility. After all, doesn't Raf seem a little smallto be 12? And also his name: Rafael Esquavez. He sure doesn't look very Hispanic...
Megatron can still control Bumblebee.
- If Megatron's possession of Bumblebee is anything like the suspiciously similar possession of Blackarachnia by Tarantulas then there is still a psychic link between them. Megatron will refrain from using it until a critical point in a future episode, where it will let him win.
Skyquake will show up at the most inconvenient moment.
We last saw him still zombiefied and wandering around that parallel dimension, along with Starscream's arm. By accident or design he will somehow come back to cause trouble.
- That would make an awesome last minute plot twist.
This series will put an end to Unicron once and for all.
After all, Jeff Kline did
say "When we kill a character, we kill a character", who's to say that they don't plan on THIS series being the death of Unicron?
- Doubtful - 'Cron's too popular a plot point to get killed off. Besides, if you do managed to destroy his body, he'll just eat/destroy everything anyway. Also, who would replace him as the Bigger Bad? Tornedron?
- Apparently Unicron was defeated millennia ago which is why the Cybertronians made the space station to house the dark energon.
- Of course, the Word of God, made referring to The Fallen's survival of a conclusive death in the second film, is that multiversal singularities like Unicron and The Fallen get around death by periodically visiting timelines where time flows in reverse; this messes with progression of cause-and-effect enough that if they die, they get better (probably by snapping back to a concurrent self in the reverse-time 'verse, like a video game character and a save point). Thus, killing Unicron once and for all doesn't really mean all that much in the long run for the multiverse as a whole, as it will only inconvienience him and, depending on how rules of dimensional mechanics work, maybe lock him out of your particular timeline (whether he's locked out or not will be proven by if he returns to the Prime verse).
- Tl;dr, "permanent" death doesn't mean much to Unicron, other than being annoying.
- This might happen in the new movie.
For being the Decepticon command ship, the Nemesis's many arrays have been quite damaged in the countless skirmishes with Autobots. Eventually as a series finale, Optimus is going to devise a plan to deceive Megatron to allow his team to board the Nemesis, and destroy it once and for all. (Epic showdown between the main Decepticons and Autobot infiltrators fully included)
Is he capable of breaking it? Unsure. However, he manages to be hilarious and snarky, despite not having a voice actor. Perhaps the fact that he does not talk has given him the power to see through the fourth wall
. He kept believing that Megatron would come back, and never actually seems to believe that Starscream
is the actual leader of the Decepticons. It seems likely, then, that he can take the occasional peek onto the vast sea of memes and fanbases that lies beyond the fourth wall
. this means he may or may not be a Troper
- He doesn't talk because he's One of Us, TV Tropes Has Ruined His Vocabulary, and he's aware that if he spoke, nobody would understand him.
- Alternatively, he saw through the fourth wall sideways into another Hub show... And he's stopped talking because something there stared back. Something beyond his comprehension. Something with vision far beyond his own. Something... Okay, it was Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie broke his brain.
- Building on the first theory, another reason he's such a Bad Ass Deadpan Snarker and so damn quiet is that he knows it makes him popular, and thus less likely to be Killed Off for Real.
MECH will use the information they gained from researching the Cybertronians to create such of their own, and they will be this series' incarnation of the Combaticons.
In one episode confirms that they have captured Breakdown, and another suggests an alliance with Airachnid. Throughout those episodes, they will gain access to the technology which will lead up to their ultimate creation: Bruticus.
- At the end of "Operation: Breakdown", Silas is seen looking over the information taken from Breakdown and talking about something called "Project Chimera". So, we're obviously going to be seeing something along these lines.
- While a combiner team does seem likely, wouldn't it make more sense if it was the Stunticons? Motormaster could be reverse-engineered from Optimus, after all, and they might make an imperfect clone of Breakdown (resulting in the paranoid, cowardly G1-esque character we all know and love), or otherwise incorporate him into Menasor. Sleek, high tech sports cars seems more in-line with MECH's MO than big, noticeable combat vehicles like tanks and military trucks (though they do use helicopters).
- Could actually be the Combaticons. In Operation Bumblebee it's shown that MECH is trying to construct their own Transformer. Once they install Bumblebee's stolen Transformation Cog, they have it try to scan a helicopter...which could mean they're in the process of building Vortex. Starscream even asks if MECH is trying to build an army, and Silas is curiously silent. Maybe it's not an army per se they're looking for...
- Well, MECH ended up building Nemesis Prime.
- Combaticons already appeared pre-earth in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.
Jazz will show up.
Along with Ironhide, he'd round up the first five Autobots
from the Movieverse.
Cybertron will become Unicron's new body... possibly with hilarious results.
Perhaps when Megatron sent Dark Energon to Cybertron, he did more that just wake the dead... and because they keep mentioning Unicron, he's bound to show up, and using Cybertron as his host seems to be one of the most likely answers. The hilarious results being that Primus isn't quite happy with his elder twin snatching his body - thus resulting in them yelling at and arguing with each-other from the same body, possibly with the same voice actor.
- We can probably call this one Jossed. Unicron's already found another planet to inhabit, and the results are far from hilarious. That planet is Earth.
- There's always the possibility he won't be satisfied being holed up inside a planet that can't transform and might want to borrow Primus's body. But for now it seems a little unlikely.
- Unicron appears to have found a new body Megatron's.
Jack's dad worked for MECH.
Silas mentions that he knows things about Jack's family that even Jack doesn't know about. He could have been implying a connection between them and MECH, most likely through Jack's dad. One of MECH's mooks has the same voice actor as Jack, which could be Jack's dad in disguise.
- What if Silas is Jack's dad? Look at a picture of Jack when he's angry or annoyed. Now, doesn't that look kinda similar to Silas' default expression? (Then again, that may be a effect of the CG style.)
- This could make sense if we assume June never saw Silas's face. But this also has frightening implications if it meant that he was willing to kill his own wife for tech.
- Who said they were married, or even if Silas remembers June? For all we know, Jack could have been born out of wedlock because of a affair or just... ahem, fooling around in college.
- In "Metal Attraction", June confirms that Jack's dad walked out on them; take that as you will.
- Still betting on the Mook-with-Jack's-voice-actor being Jack's dad.
- Watch it turn out to be Spike.
- I was seriously about to post this as my WMG, but for me it started out as a fan fiction idea that seemed somewhat feasible in the scope of the show.
- This is just something I came up with on a whim, but what if Jack's dad is a MECH assassin?
- Jack's dad was a member, until he pulled a Heel-Face Turn. He may have become a mole for the U.S. military that Fowler worked with. Silas killed him for his betrayal.
June will be partnered with Ratchet.
She's a nurse, he's an ambulance, and both are older than their respective counterparts in the other Autobot/Human pairings. It's a match made in robot heaven.
- Except for the fact that Ratchet wouldn't be able to leave the base as often as the other paired bots do. He has to run the machines and stuff after all.
- So? She has her own responsibilities as a mother and homemaker, and wouldn't have as much time as the other paired humans do, either.
- It could work, at the very least June is probably someone Ratchet could relate to, both being doctors and greatly familiar with treating wounded. But of course, any major duoship with them will probably be minimal at best. But one can hope for the possible 'stuck with you of all people' bonding episode.
- A Day in the Limelight? All other Autobots/humans occupied while June just happens to be at the Autobot base and something bad happens? Something in a location that only a nurse and her ambulance can get inside?
Bumblebee's temporary possession by Megatron will play a role near the end.
In the form of a truly mind-blowing noble sacrifice
, Bee will realize that he and Megatron are still 'linked', and use it to his advantage in a Big Damn Heroes
moment to finally end the Decepticon leader's tyranny once and for all(or atleast give Optimus the opening he needs to finish off Megatron).
- They wouldn't kill off Bumblebee... would they?
- They almost did, but Bee paid Megatron back, with interest.
Sideswipe will appear at some point, hopefully...
...And like his WFC version, be a Crazy Awesome Sociopathic Hero
who, like his film version, has wheeled feet and uses twin swords. Come on, you know
you want that to happen.
- Here's something to consider; James Remar is known to have been cast for the show, but his role is unknown. However, he very recently appeared as another Sideswipe...could this, perhaps, be a hint of things to come?
Doctor Arkeville is a member of MECH.
It would make so much sense.
There will be both an Autobot X episode and an "Only Human" type episode
Mostly to play up the already ridiculous ship tease going on between the humans and the Autobots. One of the humans will get hurt (most likely Jack trying to stop Miko from getting hurt, though it could work out that Miko got hurt too) and the Autobots best way of making sure they best stay alive with memories in tact would be to do an Autobot X procedure. A season later, or prior, Airachnid could be responsible for turning Arcee human, to chase her down. Either of those plots could also lead to Pretender tech for even more fun later.
- Silas looks to be getting his brain uploaded into Breakdown's body. But Airachnid's on ice.
The Fallen will be a future antagonist.
Bulkhead made a mention of him, meaning he likely exists in this universe.
- Doesn't he exist in every universe? And that he's literally the same guy every time? If he appears in this series perhaps we could see him being Wrong Genre Savvy by expecting Optimus to try and take his face.
- There's definitely some potential here for a great antagonist, especially as a Foil or Shadow Archetype to Optimus or Megatron. Also, a dimension-hopping enemy like the Fallen, a Herald of Unicron and likely able to use his Dark Energon powers, would be an excellent way to bring the (presumably inter- dimensionally scattered) Terrorcon army back.
Starscream's brief use of Dark Energon will have an effect on his spark
In the form of it becoming undying like his G1 counterpart, which was never explained in that series. This will allow for him to make a return in the event he should be killed.
Starscream will become more unhinged and more dangerous with no side to fight on.
Why has Starscream suddenly become a bit less competent? A few theories.
- Megatron returned and screwed up his plans.
- The Dark Energon he absorbed has left him possessed by Unicron briefly.
- He's not used to losing the power he had.
In any case, he'll get used to having nobody to command and bypass this. When he does, prepare for the Villain Decay
to suddenly seem so old.
- Or perhaps, he'll start gathering other "rogues" — neutrals — and start his own fraction. (Starcons? Deceptiscreams? Cobra? Predacons? Seekers?) Alternately, he'll come across several other neutral characters - such as Mr. On Fire and Mr. Nomnomnom - and team up with them. Let's face it - Screamer is not a team player, but he needs people to listen to his rambles and carry out his plans.
MECH will end up creating human supervillains for the Autobots to deal with.
Some of their experiments could go awry causing humans to gain powers.
- Circuit Breaker could be caused by an experiment to gain control over Transformers.
- Meltdown could be caused by an experimental acid mutating someone.
- Alternately — human superheroes or anti-heroes.
The Fallen will show up, and then force Starscream to work for him.
Hasbro has stated that they would like to bring the 13 Original Transformers into the series, and the Fallen is
mentioned in "Partners". Since we know Unicron will be showing up in season 2, perhaps this is what will happen: the Fallen will be summoned to Earth in order to free him from his imprisonment
(which will form the Story Arc
for the season). The Fallen will then recruit Starscream to aid him either by a) bribery, b) brainwashing, or c) beating the scrap out of him until he submits. If it's a or b, Starscream will "serve" the Fallen the way he way he served Megatron
, biding his time until he can try to steal Unicron's power, like how Cybertron
Starscream stole Primus' power. Then, during the season finale, when he tries to do so, Unicron will seemingly destroy him — except exposure to so much Dark Energon will have corrupted Starscream's spark, and he'll be left as a ghost, like in G1.
Sunstreaker will show up at some point.
Sunstreaker in G1 was fixated on the appearance of his vehicle mode like Knockout. And since TFP is big on the arch enemy dynamic, it's only a matter of time before they have a half-epic, half-hilarious battle with angry shouts of "Watch the Paint Job
The kids will have a school dance. And it will be ruined.
Either by the Decepticons or by MECH. Keep in mind, it might not necessarily be a normal dance. Any after-school activity, or school event will suffice. It's a scenario I've seen before, and it works really
well in hooking viewers and making sure that they don't change the channel during the commercials. The kids are having fun. The Autobots may or may not be in the middle of a battle at the time. Either Jack or Miko get a call (we haven't seen Raf with a phone so idk) from the Autobots telling them to hightail it out of there when all heck breaks loose!
- Only problem with this is the CGI format. It would be expensive to make new character models for every human character that would be present note . It would either have to be a small activity, or be filled with people that look suspiciously similar to each other. Of course, they might have room in the budget for this in later seasons, provided that every last fan buys the toys.
- Additional WMG: The school dance will be 80's night, with the kids enjoying music from that era. Specifically songs that were used in Transformers: The Movie, assuming Hasbro can secure the rights to them. After the aforementioned ruining of the school dance, there will be a climactic battle while the stereos play The Touch. And The Touch shall restore Optimus Prime's memories.
MECH will raid the Autobot base.
Silas already knows where Jack lives, and that Arcee is there frequently. But he's unaware of the Ground Bridge (maybe
) and thus would assume that an Autobot base (he doesn't know there's only one) would have to be nearby for Arcee to refuel. Silas does research on the Jasper area, and finds out that there's an abandoned missile silo nearby that's conveniently big enough to house Giant Robots. MECH investigates and finds the base, which they raid for tech.
We're all waiting for him to die like nearly every Optimus does
- That would make a really good season finale or two-part Story Arc if you ask me.
- Seems unlikely now that the base got blown up.
. Dark Energon reanimates the body, and then Synthetic Energon brings back the rest of him. The tricky part will be applying the Synthetic Energon while Zombie-Optimus is running amok.
The new Big Bad
of season 2 will not be Unicron.
It will be Liege Maximo.
Because he is one of the original 13 transformers, to which Megatron and the rest of the Decepticons are descendant from.
- Sorry, but Jossed. Word of God has confirmed that season two will focus on the Autobots' efforts to stop Unicron from destroying Earth, and that the Decepticon we see in the trailer for season 2 is Unicron.
- And horrifyingly, while Megatron will probably be the big bad of season 2, he now has a FORMIDABLE ally: Orion Pax, AKA an amnesic Optimus!!
- Turns out Unicron was defeated...for now...and isn't in season two.
Why? I dunno.
- Well, as of part one of the finale, she does need a new car ...
Prowl will be the next Autobot to appear.
He already has some concept art
, so he's a good choice. He'll be a mix of his G1
portrayal in appearance and personality (being big on logic and protocol), but will also have some aspects of his animated incarnation
(love of nature, and being Ninja
). Coincidentally, this will make him a Ninja Police car.
According to The Other Wiki
, David Kaye is voicing a character that hasn't been announced yet. Let's guess who:
- Megatron Expy, named Something-tronnote , yeeesss.
- Noble, a purely organic transformer that changes into the dragon Savage.
- Lugnut, to the irritation of THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS MEGATRON!!!
- Me Grimlock!
- Orion Pax (Considering Prime's and Megatron's backstory will be expanded upon), possibly a Casting Gag of David Kaye voicing a young Optimus Prime.
- The same flashbacks could have a younger Megatron voiced by Gary Chalk, who originally auditioned for Megatron back in Beast Wars, but got Optimus Primal instead. A double Casting Gag, getting the second Optimus/Megatron duo back together again like the originals.
- Unicron, because of this trailer for One Shall Rise. At 0:21 there's a new yell that sounds similar to Beast Wars Megatron. That could have been Unicron yelling, with Kaye providing the voice.
- Jossed; Unicron speaks in One Shall Rise, and the credits list his voice actor as John Noble.
- Shattered Glass Megatron
- Bumblebee. Hey, if he could pull off a younger sounding Optimus Prime, there's no reason to suspect that he couldn't also somehow pull off the young, energetic Bumblebee.
- Nemesis Prime/Scourge, why? it just makes perfect sense.
- Hardshell. He does sort of sound like Lugnut, very faintly.
If Raf wasn't Sari 2.0
before "One Shall Fall", he is now.
Dark Energon does some pretty weird stuff even before adding organics to the mix, like how it brought one of Ratchet's tools to life. The stuff was killing Raf until Ratchet applied normal Energon to negate the Dark Energon. For all we know Dark Energon could behave like the Key to Vector Sigma
, turning organics into machines. Negating the Dark Energon stops the process, leaving Raf only partly mechanical on the inside, and thus is technorganic.
Starscream will pull a Gollum
That moment when Arcee just stopped short of killing Starscream in Partners seems like it will be very significant in the future. My theory is that in Starscream's moment of triumph later in the series, he will inexplicably bring about the downfall of both himself and the Decepticons (maybe killed by his own hands, bringing his killing of Cliffjumper full circle) ala Gollum.
In the last episode of the series, Optimus will laugh.
Probably at the very last scene, signifying that the war is finally over. Will probably also count as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming
- that would make this troper very happy.
- Sadly, he did not laugh. Though he did smile again, that was good.
Some Beast Wars
characters will reappear in Transformers Prime
, though with different forms or names.
I got this idea from Airachnid being a technical revival of Blackarachnia. Though one has to ask, who will return, or will there be new Beast transformers?
Silas will create the Stunticons as mindless weapons.
Consider how he wanted to learn more about the Transformers. Perhaps he wants to make his own?
- Partially Jossed. MECH built Nemesis Prime. Not to say the Stunticons won't come later though.
Megatron will team up with the Autobots to help stop Unicron
Unicron rejects Megatron and tramples all over his ego. Megatron's going to want revenge and the Autobots are an appropriate means.
- Confirmed as of "One Shall Rise, Part 2" — the 'Bots even let him inside their base.
Airachnid will piss off Soundwave by abandoning Megatron, and he will kill her for it.
The trailer implies it.
- See it here: .
- They do fight, since Airachnid attempts to Starscream her way to Decepticon leadership while Megatron is MIA and have the 'Cons leave Earth, and Soundwave...objects. He doesn't kill her, though, just forces her to yield. In front of the entire Decepticon army.
Rule 1: Primes lie.
Prime lied to Jack. He didn't give Jack a key to the Ground Bridge power supply. He gave Jack the Key to Vector Sigma. Since a) The key he gave Jack looks sorta like the Key to Vector Sigma and b) It has some pretty elaborate mass shifting akin to the 2007 Movie's All Spark. That's pretty chic for a mere power supply key.
- That would be pretty out of character for Optimus to out-and-out lie. I'm not saying you're off-base, just that I hope it's more complicated than that.
- Maybe they're powering the Ground Bridge via Vector Sigma?
- Maybe he just didn't think it'd be a good idea to risk the fragile alliance he had with Megatron by announcing that he's giving one of the most powerful and important cybertronian artifacts to someone that a giant alien warmonger could easily retrieve it from.
- Personally, I think that it's a Chekhov's Gun of some sort. After the battle, one way or another, it seems that Optimus is lost, but then Jack pulls out the key and, low and behold, it's exactly what Ratchet needs to save the last of the Primes! Or something along those lines.
- Confirmed in Episode 26 (It aired early in Singapore), it is the Key to Vector Sigma.
On Halloween they will show one of the scarier episodes.
Most likely "Predatory".
Primus is also rising.
Unicron came back online by being at the end of the planetary alignment. If Cybertron is at the other end, it could have a similar effect on Primus as well. While the Autbots are dealing with Unicron, they fail to notice Cybertron's core finishing the purge of Dark Energon. Primus comes back online, Cybertron becomes habitable again, and a race begins to take the planet.
Starscream will gain a second in command.
A female transformer whose alt mode is a Lexus
The Key to Vector Sigma will revive Optimus's memories.
It's already clear that it's going to be a Chekhov's Gun
of some sort.
- The reason why she is so annoying is intentional because that's the point; she has Wrong Genre Savvy all over her. Miko tends to believe that she's in a lighter version of the Transformers world when its really a Darker and Edgier environment where there is a lot of violence and it has been shown time and again that its not a lighted hearted adventure, but a real look at war. Miko is just the embodiment of taking a character like her to a logical conclusion and showing how destructive her tendencies would have really been. The writers get it, but the Animation Company that does the show doesn't.
- Only problem with this is that somehow, by the grace of Primus, she isn't dead yet.
- Word of God says she'll have some character development in season two, so there's hope for her yet.
The Dark Energon released by Unicron's near-awakening will become a plot point
- Airachnid may try to use them to create an army of her own.
- Orion Pax may start wondering why his "friend" is using such a vile substance.
- Actually, without Unicron the stuff might not even work anymore. Or Megatron can use that as an excuse, since it doesn't have that connection to the Chaos Bringer anymore.
- It worked just fine when he was asleep, and if it didn't work, it would be likely that Megatron would have died, considering that shard of it's what's keeping him alive.
- Asleep and dead are two completely different things. Besides, the dark energon was keeping him alive while he was in sick bay. He's been fixed since then, so I don't think that matters anymore.
The above WMG will be Bumblebee's motive for getting his voice back
- Word of God said his voice was gonna be a story arc in Season 2. Bee doesn't have the "code words" to explain what happened.
- Que? He's had "code words" for everything else so far.
According to The Other Wiki
, Nathan Fillion has an unannounced role. Let's take some guesses as to who he'll voice:
- Drag Strip.
- Dead End.
- Soundwave. Because that would be pee-your-pants awesome.
- Spark Plug.
- Omega Supreme.
- Jack's father.
- That would also be pee-your-pants awesome.
- And a bonus WMG to Jack's dad: He wasn't a Jerkass that ran out on his family, but was forced to leave them for some reason (most-likely something to do with MECH.)
- Bumblebee, back before he lost his voice. It'd explain why they haven't announced who he'll voice like they did for Tony Todd. They want to keep it a surprise.
- Ironhide, with the same voice he used for Caleb.
A character similar to Jerry Wang
- He'll be a student in the same class as Jack. He's not only aware of the Autobots and Decepticons, but also the hidden Autobot artifacts buried. He and his family know all the information and gives it to Jack, by doing it in a most awkward, confrontational way.
The Dinobots will appear in season 2
In the original series, Vector Sigma was what gave the Transformers personalities, and the Key to Vector Sigma was what activated Vector Sigma. The Autobots are outnumbered (vastly outnumbered if you include the Vehicons), and outgunned since Optimus is now on the Decepticon side, courtesy of some memory loss and Megatron's lies. They desperately need more brawn, and the Dinobots are the quintessential Autobot Dumb Muscle
. Grimlock is also usually portrayed as being roughly equal in power to Optimus and Megatron, and the Autobots need somebody capable of standing up to them in a one-on-one fight.
- They're "on the radar" for season 3.
Ultra Magnus will appear.
And he will:
- Turn out to be a traitor, in reference to a scrapped plan from the film seriesnote .
- Be Optimus' replacement until he gets his memory back.
- Can't deal with that now.
- Be the leader of a large contingent of Autobots who survived the war, which would make sense as he's the leader of the Wreckers. He'll probably have Hot Rod as his protege, and Wheeljack will bring him to earth. While he'll serve as the leader of the Autobots until Optimus regains his memories, he'll be rather off-putting and quickly start to chafe on Team Prime. He'll be considerably more grizzled, warlike, and generally dickish than Optimus ever was, up to and including lies and manipulation. But he'll also be a complete and utter badass, as if that makes everything okay. He'll hold Optimus in disdain and proclaim him to be "soft," or even challenge him as a traitor, and when he finds out the Matrix of Leadership has been destroyed, he'll be pissed at not getting a chance to have the power of a Prime. However, when he dies in the second season finale, he'll get a Redemption Equals Death Dying Moment Of Awesome.
- Ultra Magnus may actually be a good-egg and beloved leader. Captured and tortured by Megatron for information (and no doubt his own amusement). When Ultra Magnus still refuses to break, Megatron will infect his brain with something like a shell program, forcibly converting him to the Decepticon cause. Although Magnus will eventually be rescued by Optimus and the Wreckers, the program introduced into his system will act like a virus, slowly altering his personality program to change the leader of the Wreckers into a Manchurian Agent!
Starscream will once again create the Combaticons.
- This is relating back to what I said earlier. Anyway, Cliff's death was a big emotional plot point, so no doubt it will be manipulated again to screw up Arcee. Anyway, since Starscream went rogue in Partners, he's neutral, roughly, so he'll do what he did when this situation, somewhat, occurred in G1. Create the Combaticons. It fits his style at this point. Can't beat 'em, create your own weapon to destroy them.
Orion will say "Give me your faith."
Bonecrusher will appear at some point.
And he will hate everything
, and be voiced by Vince Valenzuela
. He may also be hilarious.
- Either that, or he'll be voiced by John DiMaggio using his RATH voice. Because what other voice would fit Bonecrusher more perfectly than sounding like a psychotic wrestler?
- I'm pretty sure the Constructicons were referenced by Megatron, so why not make Bonecrusher a G1-Bayverse fusion Mythology Gag as a demolitions robot who hates everything?
Starscream will attempt to lead a Decepticon revolt in Season 2, but will fail
Starscream likes to use safe politics and plotting more than fighting with brute strength. And over the course of season 1, before he split, he played to Megatron's Lieutenants, trying to intimidate/persuade them into following his lead. When Starscream returns (if he does
) to the Nemesis, he will try to get the current Decepticon commanders to join him in a revolt against Megatron, but will get little success due to his absence and several other X factors.
- Knock-Out was probably Starscream's biggest supporter when they were together. In fact, he might have been the bot who convinced Megatron to spare Screamer, as Megatron noted that "My medical staff predicts you will make a rapid recovery" not to mention how well he treated Starscream in Shadowzone. Heck, he actually became Starscream's commander briefly. However, he'll make some comment about Scream being gone so long that he was able to get back in Megatron's graces with his work on the Experimental energon, and so will decline to join his little revolution.
- Breakdown will comment that Megatron looks more favorably on him thanks to his work in capturing Arachnid, but admit that his constant failures with Energon missions have lost him points. Ultimately, he might consider at least letting Scream go if Starscream is captureds, as a way to repay his debt to him from Operation: Breakdown.
- Arachnid will outright plead to be part of the team due to her disdain for being under Megatron's heel, but due to him being bitter from what she did to him in "Partners", this will be one team member Starscream will outright reject.
- Soundwave has his Undying Loyalty to megatron, and so will never join any revolt, but might actually save Starscream's life by playing back his last confessions on being second in command of the decepticons, showing a shred of affection towards him.
- Finally, Orion Pax knows nothing about Scream, but will never betray his mentor Megatronus for a nobody.
All these factors will cause Starscream to realize that the Decepticons would never accept his rule unless Megatron was truly gone, leading him to become more like his former counterparts
in trying to overthrow Megatron by force with an army of Transformers of his own, in a fundamental shift for his Characterization carried over from his beatdown on Arcee.
Alternately, the revolt will succeed and trigger a full blown Decepticon Civil War.
- Because that would be pee-your-pants awesome.
- And the breakaway faction will name themselves Predacons.
- Seems unlikely at this point.
An Autobot will get killed off next season.
- More or less a given, an interview with IGN confirmed the body count is going up. So let's guess:
- Optimus Prime. Him dying may as well be a running gag.
- Bulkhead. Quite Badass to the point that it normally takes Breakdown or Megatron to slow him. So they'll get rid of him to get rid of the Game Breaker.
- As of the end of "Toxicity", the big guy's in bad shape...
- Arcee. Not quite so likely, as killing off the only female Autobot would bring Unfortunate Implications so quickly.
- Ratchet: Mad scientist experience could easily get him killed in the future.
- Bumblebee. Okay, maybe not.
- Wheeljack. Word of God did mention that he would return eventually, and he's a minor character they could kill while still keeping their original cast in check and raising the body count.
- Jossed as of Hurt, he is an offical member of Team Prime.
- A one off character. That one off character will be Hot Shot. His toy is a recolor of Bumblebee with a new head, so it'd be easy enough to make a character model for him. Heck, Cliffjumper's body with a new head was what they used for Tailgate's CGI model. (Think we'll get a Tailgate toy?)
- Or for the 'Cons:
- Megatron. Big Bad who's kicked enough dogs to get Optimus gunning for him.
- Starscream: Defected from the Cons and backstabbed too much, he'll die asserting his independence to the last, finally destroyed either by the Autobots or Megatron.
- Soundwave: Dies defending Megatron in a Dying Moment of Awesome to show that as Megatron's original follower, he's still got something to fight for.
- Breakdown. Perhaps in a Alas, Poor Villain moment between him and Bulkhead playing off his potential as a Noble Demon or just something special in his finale.
- Knock Out: Perhaps beaten ironically with his vanity leading to his downfall.
- Airachnid: Stop for a second and think about all the nasty things she's done that could come back and bite her in the skidplate. Pretty long list, isn't it? note
- Dreadwing: If the trailer for "Loose Cannons" is to be believed, he and Wheeljack are arch enemies. Why not have the pair fight to the death (with both participants mortally wounded) and make it a Dying Moment of Awesome for both parties?
- Or for the humans:
- Jack: Clearly being molded into the human version of Optimus Prime, which could include the death tradition.
- Raf: Came pretty close to death by Dark Energon, which could have lingering effects later in the series.
- Miko: Though Word of God says she's got some character development coming up, so there may be hope for her yet.
- Fowler: Deliberately crashing whatever vehicle he's flying to prevent a Con from scanning it, again.
- June: Offed by Airachnid or MECH to mess with Jack.
- Silas: Project Chimera obtains sentience and turns against MECH, offing Silas in the process.
- Jossed. Silas dies another way entirely.
- Or maybe Sierra, the girl Jack likes, to push his character development forward. (Bonus points if it's Airachnid that does it just to piss him off.)
- Dreadwing is confirmed to be dead. Optimus may soon follow.
The Dinobots will combine
People have been pining for a Dinobot combiner for years. It could be named Magnaboss.
- Well, one showed up in the comics called The Beast, but no one really liked it.
- Or they could combine into The Dinobot.
The Dinobots will be techno organic.
Megatron will gain an Earth altmode in season 2 in preparation for a larger toy
Perhaps as a means to continue fooling amnesiac Optimus Prime
, Megatron will take an Earth altmode, presumably some sort of jet, even though he finds it disdainful (though he'll hide this). This could be because the only toy of Megatron currently released is the Deluxe-class from the Entertainment Pack, while Optimus already has the Deluxe from that AND a Voyager; they're saving larger Megatron toys for when he gets his Earth altmode.
The Mini-Con Prime of the Thirteen will turn out to be Modus Prime
I admit this is a bit obscure, but Fun Publications published a text story on its website a few years back about Mini-Cons built by the Last Autobot from the Marvel comics rebuilding a ruined Cybertron for the absent Autobots, ruled initially by a Mini-Con called Modus Prime, 'First Among Equals' though he gets killed by a rogue Mini-Con who believes Cybertron should belong to the Mini-Cons.
Since it's been confirmed one of the Primes is a Mini-Con, it seems to me the thing to do would just be to dust off the name 'Modus Prime' and attach it to him.
Bonus points if Gary Chalk
reprises his role as Primal.
Aaron Archer said 'Prime' would be about what it means to be a Prime...
- Now watch episode 26 again. Yeah. That plot twist isn't getting resolved any time soon.
- It may be resolved sooner than you think. the episode plot for episode 2 of season 2 has been confirmed to be Jack finds a way to restore Optimus's memories. So, yeah.
- I think it's more meaningful then that. Jack and Smokescreen appear to have been judged by Optimus of being worthy of leadership roles. Maybe the show is showing what a Prime would be like before becoming a Prime?
- Star Saber
- Wing Saber
- Starscream in disguise.
- Orion Pax.
- It looks like Dreadwing, so far. He hasn't defected yet, but he's got a sense of honor that conflicts with Megatron's leadership style. Whether he will defect is far from certain, but he's the only 'Con that's shown the slightest interest.
Sierra will have a bigger role in the next season as the human companion for a new Autobot, most likely Prowl.
"Speed Metal" shows that she's at least interested in cars and racing, even if it may just be for the bad-boy appeal of it. Growing out of said attraction
will be part of her Character Development
. Certain events will entail her to know the other kids' connection to the Autobots, and she'll act as Secret Keeper
until Prowl shows up. It would fit best if it was Animated
Prowl's vehicle mode and personality: Sierra likes cool bikes, the motorcycle mode complements Arcee's form and can foster a growing foundation for Jack and Sierra's relationship; not only that, Prowl's stoic and patient personality would provide a contrast for Sierra's more outgoing demeanor. And really, the mental image of a high school cheerleader with a sleek black ninja motorbike has some appeal to it.
- Well, given what happened in the season premiere, there might be some subtle foreshadowing beginning.
How it happens is up in the air. Megatron seems like he would relish a worldwide Kneel Before Zod
- It could very easily be a Shout-Out to the live actions movies, seeing as the Fallen did just that in a Do Not Adjust Your Set moment during the second movie.
- If I ruled the world, it would be the whammy at the end of the third season, possibly leading into the Big Damn Movie.
- Possibly confirmed as of "Darkest Hour".
- avoided for the moment. Fowler managed to convince the people of Jasper that the town was hit by meteors.
Breakdown's personality is a front
Perhaps a bit of an Alternate Character Interpretation
going on here; Prime Breakdown is a very different character compared to his WFC counterpart, who is more G1 in the fact that he's a paranoid whiner terrified of his own shadow, whereas Prime Breakdown is a tough, boisterous brawler. I suggest that rather than being separate but similar continuities in the same "family", that Prime Breakdown IS the same as WFC Breakdown, but one who's gotten better at faking bravery and fearlessness since the war left Cybertron. He's still a paranoid, nervous wreck, but he's learned to mask it all under a facade of being tough and fearless and that his actions-like leaping off the Nemesis
in Out Of His Head
and falling a hundred feet, his motto in Operation Breakdown
-Never run when you can fight-and the way he just throws himself into battle are actually mechanisms to help him keep up the act and sort of psyche him up while keeping his terror in check. This may also explain why, despite being the Decepticon's primary brawler (apart from Megatron, at least), his primary function appears to be Knockout's assistant; he chose bodyguarding the Decepticon's chief medic and a little light labwork as a means of TRYING to keep himself off the battlefield, but when he's forced to fight, he throws himself in headfirst before he can start to panic. He probably did this so other Decepticons would take him more seriously as a warrior (Megatron's pretty dismissive of him in WFC, for example) rather than the sort of Butt Monkey
he was while the war was still confined to Cybertron.
- Actually, the concept of G1!Breakdown and Prime!Breakdown being one and the same (And Knockout being Dead End, Drag Strip, and Wildrider - It Makes Sense in Context) is pretty nicely explored in the fanfic My Happy Ending trilogy.
Silas will use the information received on the Transformers to create the Constructicons
This is more or less a redoing of an older WMG. Consider how that there are plenty of construction vehicles available and with the technology from the Transformers, they would create them and make them even stronger by giving them the ability to combine.
Soundwave's first word(s) will be "NO!" to Megs OR anyone who questions his authority, ala The Starscream
or a threat to the Autobots
- And it will be just as epic as when Caesar did it in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
- I'm confused: Is he saying "No" to someone threatening the 'Bots, or is he saying it as a threat?
- My bad, I meant the two as entirely different scenarios.
- How about this, Megatron has gone insane and has a plan that'll destroy the Autobots along with the Decepticons. Soundwave puts aside his loyalty towards Megatron and tries to stop him. Megatron starts ranting about how he is Soundwave's superior. Then Soundwave responds. "Soundwave: superior. Megatron: inferior."
- "Autobots: inferior. Soundwave: superior."
Soundwave isn't as loyal as he seems.
Maybe the reason why he's so quiet is not just because he can't talk, maybe Megatron did something horrible to him a long time ago that made him so unbelievably enraged, that doesn't bother to dignify Megatron, or anyone else, with a verbal response. Soundwave could quite possibly be keeping Starscream and anyone else from killing Megatron because he's biding his time, and waiting for the right opportunity to kill Megatron with his own hands. And if he does make an attempt on Megatron's life, he'll speak for the first time, and pull off a My Name Is Inigo Montoya
- One problem: Why didn't he off Megatron when he was in stasis? Something tells me that if Soundwave decides he wants you dead, he kills you without hesitation as soon as the chance presents itself.
- Word of God says he can talk, he just hasn't spoken with his own voice since they came to Earth. Basically, he's taken a vow of silence while they're in exile.
Destruction of the Space Bridge will have radical effects on its users.
...Such as mutation, being sent into a pocket dimension, Being hurled forward or backward in time, or any combination of these.Considering that the last ones to be on board an imploding space bridge were Megatron's undead army
, this could come back to bite the Autobots HARD. But Megatron's new space bridge
opens up newer possibilities, specifically...
Optimus and Megatron become Primus and Unicron.
In the Grand Finale
, Optimus and Megatron engage in battle on the latter's new space bridge,which is connected to Cybertron as per Megatron's Evil Plan
. The battle causes the bridge to overload, creating a transwarp explosion
, the energy of which they absorb
, radically transforming
their very being, fusing their their essence to parts of the crumbling Cybertron and hurtling them back in time, creating Primus (Optimus) and Unicron (Megs.) When Unicron is cast out by Primus and the Thirteen, he leaves an agent
to gradually corrupt Megatronus and send him down the dark path. And in his last moments, Primus grants Orion Pax the Matrix of Leadership, bringing it all full circle.
- Maybe it's the music I'm listing to right now, but dang if that's not awesome enough to work.
- Yeah, and in the last scenes of the series, as Primus and Unicron begin duking it out several million years in the past, we hear Peter Cullen's voice reading the last verse in the Covenant of Primus: "And so the seeds of the future shall be planted in the past, so those who are may be, and those who are yet to be can..."...Or something like that. Cue shot of the cosmos that resembles the shot of the sky in the first scenes of the series.
- It'd need some buildup first, though... Maybe they find super-powerful mutant Terrorcon zombies at the site of the first space bridge explosion that have been dormant for 200,000+ years or something like that... Doubles as Fridge Horror when you remember the three people who can explicitly control Dark Energon Zombies: Megatron, Starscream, and Unicron. Take your pick.
- This sounds similar to what happens in the draft script of Transformers: The Movie.
- Seems true with Megatron, don't know about Optimus though.
Soundwave is Megatron/Unicron's aforementioned agent.
As Optimus/Primus and the Thirteen finally defeat Megatron/Unicron, he creates Soundwave as his Mole
, with the intention of corrupting his younger self Megatronus's ideals after ingratiating himself in his inner circle. It would happen, because a), it had already happened
, and b) Soundwave had either revealed his dark secret or Megatron had figured it out. Megs/Unicron might have had Soundwave not keep his younger self in the loop for fear of messing up his (Unicron's) victory somehow
... or, as of Season One, Unicron might be Not QuiteDead
, or maybe Soundwave DID kept Megatron in the know because there's some contrived way to bring Unicron back
. This would explain Soundwave's Undying Loyalty
to Megatron as well as his incentive, because if Megatron is destroyed before becoming Unicron and creating him,Soundwave will never have existed.
Project Chimera will be a transtector
And Jack will become Ginrai
Optimus will get a shard of Dark Energon
Maybe Megatron wants his secret weapon to be as powerful as possible. Maybe giving Optimus some will make him easier to manipulate. Either way, the Dark Energon will react badly with the Matrix, possibly causing some feedback maybe even restoring his memories.
Or causing an Opti-rampage. Which would be awesome.
- Ooh! Or it'll cause this!
Guesses on what roles Dreadwing, Rumble, Hot Shot, and Dead End will play.
Seeing as how Dreadwing will be in the show and how Rumble, Hot Shot, and Dead End have toys might as well guess what roles they will have:
- Dreadwing: He will probably be a replacement Air Commander for the Cons and might even be loyal to offset Starscream and Airachnid being traitors.
- Confirmed as of "Crossfire."
- Dead End: He will probably talk about life being meaningless and be a former teammate of Breakdown as a G1 shout out.
- Rumble: Will probably be Soundwave's personal spy.
- Hot Shot: Will most likely show up with Wheeljack as reinforcements.
There will be some friction between Knock Out and Airachnid.
Knock Out seems to like to suck up to whoever's in charge at the moment... He worked for Starscream happily while Megatron was comatose, but once Megatron was back, Knock Out's loyalties changed. As such, Airachnid attempting to usurp power and upset the status quo would probably be a nuisance to him... He'd have to either play both sides or risk burning bridges that, in the off-chance that Airachnid gets lucky, he'd much rather not have to. Plus Breakdown seems to be a little interested in her, and I very much doubt that Knock Out wants to be deprived of his personal brute. And thus, in combination, these things will start to grate on Knock Out's nerves, if they haven't already, and he'll be less than thrilled about having Airachnid as a coworker.
- Airachnid's gone rogue, and she killed Breakdown in the process. The number of ways in which this would piss off Knock Out is mind-boggling.
HE IS ALREADY HERE.
This one may be a bit of a stretch (especially for the former), but considering it's already been pseudo-confirmed that all the G1 universes are tied together, there is a slight possibility of this happening...emphasis on slight
- Maybe not a crossover, but a few shout-outs? And if a few of you take the commercial crossover jokes on the Hub seriously, they already have.
In "Operation Bumblebee, Part 2", the demons from Ratchet's past will have something to do with Lockdown.
Just because fans of TFA would rejoice and if Lance Henriksen came back, this would be taken Up to Eleven
Unicron can control humans.
Given what he is
, it wouldn't be too out of line with his other abilities. It didn't come up the first time because he considered them beneath his notice. Next time he appears, he'll use them as agents to fight and track the transformers with subtlety.
- He can control the earth, not humans.
Earth is Unicron. That really isn't a sustainable situation. The question is less whether Earth will be destroyed, but more how it happens, and how humanity handles it.
- Distant finale. Humanity has time to pack up first and find a new home.
- And then whoever's a Prime at that point, will use the Matrix of Leadership to destroy Unicron once and for all.
- Intermediate. Humanity doesn't have the time pack up, but they manage to come up with some kind of plan. Possible involves Space Bridging entire chunks of the planet. May result in relocation to Cybertron, assuming that they manage to make the place habitable.
- Sudden. Maybe Unicron transforms, maybe the Decepticons cause Unicron to bleed so much that humans can't survive, but they have to leave in a hurry. This results in massive human deaths, with the few survivors being homeless wanderers, and Earth just another casualty of the Great War.
- Eh ... it is technically a kids' show.
- "Thankfully, they all managed to evacuate the planet at the last second, just offscreen". Just like in '80s cartoons with exploding helicopters!
- Totally 100% jossed.
The war between the new world order and the newest Silas spoke of is between Mech and Cobra.
Cause it'd be awesome.
- The new world order might be the Illuminati.
Jack has made some powerful enemies, and it will come back to bite him.
He's been instrumental in thwarting both Silas and Megatron. Both are a little too busy running their organizations for an all-out campaign of personal revenge against one teenager, but if the opportunity for a cheap shot ever presented itself...
- It's been explored in the comics. In the issue Schoool... Is Out!, Silas went around blowing up schools in an effort to lure Jack out so that he could personally off him.
- So Jack's trounced him twice, giving Silas double the incentive to really come after him. If this doesn't come up at some point in the series, I will be very surprised.
Soundwave secretly runs Wall St. and along with the entire world economy, not by Megatron's orders but because he felt like it.
He got bored while Starscream was in charge and decided to screw around with the planet as a whole. The second he feels like it he could bring Earth to its knees with the touch of a button. There is no evidence to prove or disprove this.
- Even better, the "Cassettes" are not present because he used them to replace every major world leader and is just waiting for the Autobots to be out of the way before enacting his master plan.
- Mech unknowingly works for him. He sent them after Breakdown after he decided he was a weak link in the chain of command.
- That would be pee-your-pants awesome.
- Can you please STOP THAT?!
- The Toy bio of the film version of Soundwave said that if he wanted to end the world, he could just do it. Now, keep in mind which version of Soundwave this is mostly based upon.
Based on the above theory, Soundwave will (at some point) challenge Megatron directly.
For position, for profit or just for the lulz, who knows. The point is ... he'll win
- Or in doing that it will be a larger plan to drive Megatron further into insanity causing him to kill Soundwave, thus making him slip even further due to having killed his first and only true loyal soldier. This will cause him to become Galvatron.
Dreadwing is Skyquake's brother.
As a preview for "Operation: Bumblebee" showed, Dreadwing is a Palette Swap
of Skyquake, and he declared that "Every last Autobot will pay." Simply put: The Autobots killed his brother and now he wants revenge. Alternately, he's Skyquake brought back to life thanks to MECH and wants revenge.
- Confirmed. Dreadwing and Skyquake are split-spark twins, and Dreadwing's reason for coming to Earth was to avenge his brother's death.
Dark Energon can be used by humans and give them properties or abilities like that of their "creator" or just make them stronger.
The series has shown that both types of energon can harm humans, but if Dark Energon played a part in the creation of life on Earth then it would make sense that it would benefit Earth based life not harm it. The reason it nearly killed Raf was because it had been tainted by Megatron's "good energon".
- This was already partially discussed under Headscratchers — by the time humans developed, Unicron and dark energon had been buried so deep, and for so long, that they wouldn't have had an effect either way on us.
- If the two energons destroy/counter each other on contact, there wouldn't be any "good" energon left in Megatron's system to taint the dark energon.
- Who's to say the whole blood of unicorn legend ain't a misspelling of Unicron?
The Insecticon that Starscream and Airachnid fight over in Crossfire will become the Prime version of Waspinator
Chances are by the end due to damage the Insecticon will reformat himself into Waspinator. Then he will get blasted every episode.
Agent Fowler and Silas will have an epic gun/combat knife duel on a rooftop or airborne vehicle toward the end of the series. Fowler will pull a Heroic Sacrifice
to end Silas for good and will be missing until the next season where it turns out he survived but is in a coma.
Because it would be awesome.
- They do fight one-on-one in "Nemesis Prime." But it's Silas who ends up almost dead.
Sierra is a Pretender.
The same kind as Alice from Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
, though she may not be necessarily evil.
- Just for the hell of it, I'm saying that she's Silas's kid. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that the Decepticons would be aware of and would have taken full advantage of a loyal soldier taht could seamlessly transform into a human. Megs already knows Jack's face. If she works for him, then I'm pretty sure we would have gotten a "kidnap the kid or something" at this point.
- Jumping in here: She's just a regular, oblivious human girl. Jack will take her out on a date, and hilarity will ensue. She will either a) decide Jack's secret life is awesome and want in; b) decide Jack's secret life is too dangerous and want out; or c) leave with the masquerade intact, but thinking Jack is a flaky weirdo for his efforts to cover it up.
- According to what I've seen, C is generally how they write off a one-shot love interest, and Sierra has been presented as a legitimate Love Interest for Jack.
- Oh, and bonus WMG: Airachnid shows up and Hilarity Ensues as she and the Autobots go at it and the latter attempt to prevent their battle from ruining Jack's date.
- Bonus bonus WMG: Airachnid shows up because she's jealous.
- Sierra gets mad at Jack due to his seeming lack of interest and starts dating an odd bad boy at their school by the name of Sam Tascrea (a Sparkless drone created by Starscream).
The reason Breakdown is brave and not anything like his G1 self is because Prime-verse Motormaster is dead.
Think about it, MM is a bully and a jerk, Breakdown was a wuss because he was constantly knocked around even when MM wasn't around (due to the gestalt link). When MM died Breakdown was free of him and the Prime-verse Breakdown is Breakdown's true personality finally able to come out and express itself.
- Having Knock Out to pal around with may have helped too.
Starscream is either the SG Aligned Starscream who got brainwashed by this universe's Shockwave when he traveled here, or is this universe's Starscream who is in the SG Aligned Starscream's body.
- Explains why Starscream has the red insigna worn by the Shattered Glass Decepticons.
Bumblebee will have a new voicebox built for him.
As soon as the Autobots manage to retrieve the Hammer of Solus Prime from the Decepticons later on in the season. This will also be the ONLY thing they use it for before they put it away for safekeeping, recognizing the danger of abusing its power recklessly to create superweapons that could destroy the Decepticons, but also cause great damage to humanity and earth, thus also explaining why they never take advantage of its ability to create superweapons.
- Right now — emphasis on the "right" and the "now" — I think giving 'Bee a speaking voice would mess with the audience's relationship to the character.
- Bumblebee's old voice box was restored in "Deadlock" thanks to Ratchet's synthetic energon.
Dreadwing and Wheeljack will kill one another at the end of "Loose Cannons".
I just wonder how they would keep Wheeljack on the roster without a serious Game Breaker
, unless Dreadwing is as strong as Megatron.
- Uh...no — Tony Todd has already recorded at least 12 episodes as Dreadwing, so he's sticking around, at least for a while.
- OK, then what about Wheeljack?
- Maybe he'll get Put on a Bus Tigatron-style and set out to explore Earth for Decepticon activity...specifically, try to find the Nemesis. That way he could also commute when the situation calls for it.
- He could just stick around to help even the numbers.
- Bulkhead gets blown up and Wheeljack takes his place on the team. Also, I hate myself for even suggesting that.
- Hooray, I was totally wrong!
- The Tigatron-thing ends up happening pretty much exactly, aside from the part about the Nemesis. Dreadwing, on the other hand, had a bout of Genre Savviness and decided to cut his losses and run, so as not to end up like his brother. Either way, both of them survived.
- I bet Wheeljack pulls a Depth Charge.
It would go great with the Evil Counterpart
thing the show has.
About the Forge of Solus Prime ...
Mr. Chekhov, your office is on line one; Mr. Chekhov, line one.
Cross-Posted from the Fringe
page: The entire show is set inside one of Walter Bishop's drug trips.
John Noble plays both Walter Bishop and Unicron. Wouldn't it make sense (and be absolutely hilarious) for a guy on LSD to hallucinate that he's a giant robot that comprises the core of the earth?
- Fringe mentions a multiverse. A possible cross-dimensional crossover?
Nemesis Prime will break the Masquerade wide open.
Given the trailer shows him shooting up American military personnel, it is almost certain. And the summary for the following episode is "Agent Fowler has some explaining to do under the threat of military tribunal and Team Prime's termination."
- Where can I see this trailer?
- Jossed, though it did lead some of Folwer's superiors to think Optimus was dead, until he should up outside there window.
Airachnid will finally make her last attempt for freedom, though it will be Starscream who takes her down.
She's clearly not happy being a lackey to Megatron after several thousand years out of the loop and working alone, plus the trailer shows her attacking Breakdown. Not sure how Starscream takes her down, but it would be a fitting way to end a storyline — Screamer left the 'Cons after Airachnid betrayed him
, after all.
- I'd be surprised if they wrote her out without involving Arcee or Jack in some capacity. Or, better yet, June.
- The betrayal part is more or less confirmed by the trailer, after further analysis and the Hub's official description: "The Decepticon ranks start to splinter following the loss of a key member." So she's either killed someone or done a runner.
- As of the episode ("Crossfire") airing, it's both, and she got away... but Arcee took her down in "Armada".
- She's most likly dead after the Decepticons attack on the Autobot Base.
- She's still alive, but the Con's seem to prefer to keep her on ice. Guess even they aren't all that stupid after all.
- Sadly a zombified CYLAS freed her and she did make a bid for escape. Thankfully she's now stuck on one of Cybertron's moons. Unfortunately she's now a Terrorcon Vampire. ...The scraps really gonna hit the fan.
The Masquerade will break open, and Miko's parents will demand she come home to Japan.
Which will make little to no difference, because she can just ground-bridge right back to Jasper. Hilarity will ensue.
- Looks like the Masquerade has broken, but nobodies laughing...
At one point, Megatron had to spend an extended period of time with a damaged Transformation Cog.
Since then, he's made sure that he can use his gun without having to transform.
Breakdown used to be a Wrecker.
In Operation: Breakdown, Bulkhead told Miko that he and Breakdown went way back. Maybe the two used to be pals during their time as Wreckers, but then Breakdown turned evil and led Megatron's forces straight to the Wreckers' camp, leading to the deaths of Roadbuster, Pyro and the other Wreckers that Wheeljack mentioned in Loose Cannons.
- Considering what he said in "Operation: Breakdown" Breakdown does not appear to have ever been an Autobot.
The Insecticons are the Spawn of Unicron
or a genetic experiment of Shockwave's.
It would explain why there are so many nesting on the Earth.
- The novels and FOC explain that they are, indeed, creations of Shockwave's.
Airachnid was an Insecticon.
Once mindless and boorish she developed a self-awareness and her intellect increased. Combined with the WMG above, Airachnid might have been one of Shockwave's more successful experiments. It would explain her "We are almost related" speech. They are — she's an older generation.
- I think she was referring to a common evolutionary ancestor, not her personal history.
- Given what we know about the aligned universe so far, I'm willing to bet that said "ancestor" is the unnamed Prime with the beast mode.
Dead End will appear.
And he will be Knock Out
's new partner and an in-universe Replacement Scrappy
. It would just seem natural to intoduce him now that the Decepticons are down two
A new Breakdown
will be built by MECH.
Following MECH's discovery of the original Breakdown's remains, they will use said remains to construct a new version of Breakdown, who, following the show's core rule that "dead characters stay dead" will NOT be the original Breakdown, but a whole new character with his own personality and no memories of the original. And unlike the original Breakdown, he'll be paranoid, and cowardly just as the G1 Breakdown was, and will be used to create the Stunticons (perhaps Nemesis Prime will be rebuilt into Motormaster?). BUT, in an added twist, because the new Breakdown is built from the remains of the old, the new Breakdown will sometimes receive flashes of the original Breakdown's memories and life, and over time, this will cause him to become more like the original, making him, in a way, an Expy of Dinobot II, albeit rebuilt from someone who, while honourable, was never actually on the good guy's side.
- Or, more likely, it'll be completely devoid of a personality and operated by remote control. MECH has no way to give the thing a spark, and even if they could, why would they want to when doing so might give their creation a nasty independent streak. They'd probably opt for a heavily-armed corpse instead. And it'll be every bit as disturbing as what's basically animatronic taxidermy.
- Apparently, they have a different plan for Breakdown's remains. It looks like they're going to upload Silas's mind into it.
Unicron physically embodies each of his Mooks
It explains why he can have a conversation, and seriously hurt Optimus with one, yet speaks in unison after spawning many, with the army dying with single hits. If Unicron really is putting himself under strain to do this, it explains why his giant mooks are merely hulking brutes, so his power IS in fact finite!
A female member of MECH will appear at one point.
And she'll be a ninja as well as The Dragon
- She might even be Silas's lover. If there are still members of MECH that survived, she'll be the new leader.
What do you think will happen if all of humanity knows that Unicron is God
Theologically speaking, Unicron is a god
, not the God
(who, most religions will tell you, exists outside the physical universe as we understand it). The planet may have formed around him, but that doesn't make him the progenitor of all time and space.
- Cults will be formed (if they haven't existed alreadynote ), calling themselves the "Brotherhood of Unicron" or the "Heralds of Unicron".
"Nemesis Prime" ends with him on heavy life support, with the MECH doctor commenting that he's beyond human medicine... but that they fortunately have other means, at which point the camera panels to reveal Silas is hooked up to Breakdown's remains
. It seems apparent that they're going to stick Silas in Breakdown's body
, which would make his earlier comment about "the perfect melding of man and machine" Foreshadowing
...in the guise of Breakdown
. He'll claim that he somehow survived Airachnid's assault, and try to integrate himself into the Decepticon ranks, so as to gather more intelligence about Cybertronians and formulate a plan to get both factions out of the way. Bonus points if he befriends Knock Out and makes use of his knowledge as a Cybertronian medic to learn more about their bodies.
- Hm, that'd make them look really gullible. Explaining away why he disappeared for however long it was since between his death and the time MECH uploads Silas would be difficult. Second, given how Breakdown seems to be a pretty decent guy towards his subordinates, and Knockout's friend, they might notice a dramatic personality shift. Granted, it is within the realm of possibility, but I'd argue it'd make them look as inept as the G1 Decepticons.
- I can't see the 'Cons being infiltrated, but if Megatron's first contact with MECH involves a human inhabiting the body of his fallen warrior, things could get really messy, really fast.
- While other problems with this theory have been pointed out, both Dreadwing and Megatron are very much aware that Breakdown is dead. In any case, the 'Cons are much more aware in this show than in G1.
- He doesn't quite infiltrate them - it's more like he walks right in and asks to be friends. That ends about as well as you'd expect.
We've not seen the last of Nemesis Prime.
After Optimus defeats his doppelganger, the duplicate, while damaged, doesn't seem ready for the scrapheap just yet. Granted, the controls were pretty slagged, but given how often Killed Off for Real
characters still manage to bite the Autobots in the ass, I'd say we haven't seen the last of this war machine just yet. Theories, anyone?
- An agent of Unicron and some Dark Energon; Given that at least Megatron showed the ability to control Terrorcons, it stands to reason that an actual, willing agent of the big U could instil some degree of sentient malevolence into Mr. Nemesis.
- I bet the military keeps Nemesis Prime in their back pocket, should they ever have reason to wish the Autobots' destruction. Which, of course, they will.
- Call and raise. I bet his body will have Optimus' Spark transplanted into it following a near-death in which Optimus' body is irreparably damaged.
- Nemesis will be brought to life, with a spark of his own, and think he is Optimus Prime (his look even changing to appear to be him), but when Optimus meets Nemesis, things will go downhill for Nemesis as his life as Optimus falls apart.
- One of the kids will pilot Nemesis Prime to distract one of the enemies of the Autobots.
- Optimus will need to fake his death (or someone else will need to fake it) and Nemesis will be used as his corpse.
- Nemesis is rebuilt by the government and they give Fowler control over it, renaming it Ultra Magnus and painting it red, white, and blue. We then get a Back-to-Back Badasses sequence of the gods as Fowler and Prime take on the 'Cons.
- But whenever they need him, there will be frequent plots to make sure he can't deal with that now.
- Somehow, the Matrix of Leadership will make him an actual Transformer.
- Nemesis Prime will be used to fight back against the Decepticon invasion. Nothing like good old Optimus Prime, back from the dead, to scare the scrap out of a couple of Vehicons.
Megatron wanted to get rid of Skyquake.
First he sends him to assassinate Optimus Prime, while we all know how personal
he gets when it comes to Prime, then he isolates him on Earth and does not even consider putting him out of stasis lock... I tell you, Megatron really IS a Bad Boss
- When Megatron first got to earth, he was busy with the whole "reanimate Cybertron's dead as an unholy army" thing, and then he got blowed up, and by the time he got better Skyquake was already dead. Starscream, however, was on Earth the whole time. This one's more on him than anyone.
Soundwave completes project Iacon, but the 'Bots get a copy of the information.
The episode description for "Flying Mind" suggests the kids spend some significant time on the Nemesis (and Bulkhead is supposed to spend a good chunk of "Armada" in the same place). At least two episodes after that deal with the Autobots searching for artifacts from Iacon. Hence, it follows that the good guys somehow get their hands on the files. How they get around Soundwave, and why Soundwave lets them get away with it, I have no idea.
- The Autobots do have some of the files now (post-"Flying Mind"), but the project is far from finished.
Yeah, so one Insecticon was almost enough to bring Megatron down in "Crossfire"
. Who's to say that one wasn't just particularly sturdy?
- Airachnid jammed Megatron's gun early in the fight. The Insecticons are unlikely to fare as well against bots that can just shoot them.
- Not clearly confirmed or jossed. The Autobots fare well against about five Insecticons, and the Insecticons don't wipe out the Decepticons, but the Decepticons were in the Nemesis and most of the Insecticons survived the episode.
- Was it me, or when the all started landing, were those insecticons much smaller than Megatron, while the earlier pair were even bigger than Megs?
Silas will infiltrate the Autobots using Breakdown's body
Megatron's figured out that Breakdown is dead, and the other Decepticons know this too. Silas!Breakdown won't be able to join the 'Cons, but the Autobots don't know he's meant to be dead. He'll pretend to have had a change of heart and join the 'bots for some nefarious reason.
- Given the long and involved history between Breakdown and Bulkhead, this seems unlikely to succeed.
The true purpose of "Grill"...
Was twofold. It was a Clip Show
foremost to save budget. Why? Because the next episode is definately going to be a HSQ from the trailers. Second, because from a storypoint point of view, it acts as a handy use of foreshadowing. Several interesting plot points are brought up including
- The question of whether Starscream really wants to have Megatron's respect or his leadership role.
- The idea that the next time Arcee and Arachnid lock heads, only one is going to come out. (or Megatron will do it)
- The instability of the Con ranks.
- The question of Dreadwing.
- The question of how the military will engage with the Autobots from hereon out.
- The possibility that MECH has infiltrated the military.
- And a restatement of what the 'Cons will be doing in searching for more relics.
Altogether, this is a necessary budget saver to show how the series has changed, what might happen later in the series, and save money for the Insecticon attack next time.
Bulkhead's days are numbered.
With Breakdown dead, he no longer has an arch enemy to oppose, and TF Prime does so love its opposites.
Adding fuel to the fire, Wheeljack
is waiting on planet but out of sight, and he brought his own nemesis with him. Goodbye Bulk, we'll miss you.
- You shut your mouth. Shut it right now!
- Plus, they said Miko would get some character development this season. With all she's already been through without learning anything, that's probably the only thing that could actually shock some sense into her.
- Now that Arcee's also missing her opposite, the show's creators could be moving away from the one-on-one dynamic to focus on the major conflict. Plus, Bulkhead's the heart of Team Prime, a role that Wheeljack just can't fill.
- Arcee has two opposites, and Starscream is still at large. As for Airachnid, putting her into stasis instead of killing her practically screams that she's going to come into play later. Wheeljack trying to take over as the heart of Team Prime would give him some character development, or at least shake up the team dynamic.
- Considering the relic hunt that's going on has Arcee and Bumblebee go against Knock-Out and an Insecticon, Optimus goes against Dreadwing (with Starscream tossed in for fun), Ratchet and Wheeljack are going to go against Soundwave, Bulkhead has no named opponent... Unless it's Megatron.
- End of Triage has Bulkhead coming through the Ground Bridge smoking and laying unconscious on the floor of the Autobot Base.
- In Toxicity, Bulkhead is attacked by a group of Insecticons and has to deal with prolonged exposure to toxic energon. We get a montage of all the dangerous situations he has been in over the course of the series, and he mentions it's the worst situation he's been in. Then he's shot in the back by Hardshell, hard enough to send him flying through the groundbridge. The episode ends with no word on whether or not he survives, but it doesn't look particularly good.
- He's still alive at the end of Hurt, but according to Ratchet will most likely never be fully functional again.
- Slowly but surely, he's getting better, and as of "The Human Factor" he's cleared for active duty. Whether he'll kick as much butt as he did before remains to be seen.
- So far, as of "Darkest Hour", Bulkhead lives.
Unicron is a Cybertronian magnet.
It seems a very odd coincidence that dozens of artifacts that were jettisoned at random from Cybertron all end up on one particular ball of dirt on the other side of the galaxy. Unless Unicron's presence was somehow calling them and pulling them there, either consciously or unconsciously.
- The artifacts/weapons weren't jettisoned randomly, they were deliberately delivered and hidden. Earth (presumably unoccupied at the time) was already an Energon storage planet and battleground.
- Still, it doesn't necessarily preclude the notion that Cybertronians being drawn to store their energon and artifacts there subconsciously by Unicron.
Starscream is immortal.
But it will only come up in ways that prolong his suffering
. Obviously, he doesn't get enhanced healing out of it, and if he can possess other bodies after his gets destroyed, he'll be stuck with the most worthless ones around.
Optimus will die.
I know this show operates on a Killed Off for Real
principal but Optimus is a weird mix of Jesus
, it's inevitable.
I feel Megatron hinted at this in the promo for Flying Mind, when he said, "Optimus has grown ruthless since I last encountered him." Now, "ruthless" and "Optimus Prime" are two things you never see together
, but in the past few episodes, he's shown himself willing to shoot Megatron in cold blood.
It may be wise and even necessary for Optimus to kill Megatron
, and the audience would certainly sympathize with that, especially since Megatron nearly killed Raf
. But at some point, he may cross the line while trying, and someone's going to call him out on it
. My bets for that someone are on Ratchet, which is especially ironic given his tirade in "Stronger, Faster"
- After rewatching "Grill", I'm convinced this is exactly why they included that particular clip.
Keeping Airachnid in stasis inside the base will turn out to be a really bad idea.
Because keeping a psychopathic killer inside your home is a totally risk-free scenario
even if said killer really has it in for you
and your squishy human friend
- She probably wont be a problem anymore now that Autobot HQ's been blown up.
- Sort of confirmed as of "Thirst", she hasn't done any lasting damage yet, but her floating around as a terrorcon will probably bite someone in the aft at some point.
I hate myself for saying this, but he seemed very mad at the end of Flying Mind for Knock Out's failure in stopping the humans from escaping and them getting project Iacon.
Megatron might just decide to kill him.
- Happily, you appear to be totally wrong.
- Knock Out might fail in getting the weapon and report back to a very angry Megatron.
- That still leaves three more weapons. Lather, rinse, repeat...at least until Megatron decides he's had it.
- I might be wrong. He lives for now.
- As of "Tunnel Vision", he's almost certainly lost favor with Megatron, having lost the Phase Shifter to Bumblebee and Arcee. Though it's unknown whether or not Megtron will kill him.
- My guess: Megs lets him live, but doesn't let him repair all that cosmetic damage.
- As of "Triage" Megs is allowing Knock Out to live, but he's treating Knock Out about the same as he was treating Starscream. Knock Out was visibly upset about it.
- Confirmed in "Inside Job," but not in a lethal way. Megatron leaves KO trapped in the wall of the Nemesis after Smokescreen left him there with the phase-shifter. Megs literally says that KO will act as a reminder to what happens to those who fail him.
- Eh, and he made it out as of "Patch".
So, what did happen to the Spark Extractor?
There's at least two possibilities:
1. Ratchet made sure to recover it when he was rescuing the other Autobots, and it's sitting safely at the base.
However, there's no footage that shows him taking care of that. So...
2. Ratchet didn't recover it.
It's back on the Nemesis
, because it was picked up before the ship started a road trip to North America.
I'm personally inclined to go with the first option, since the Nemesis
started leaving right away, but the fact is, we've lost track of a Cybertronian weapon of mass destruction
. It's a plot point ripe for the picking.
- Megatron was steering the ship to pick up the Extractor when the Nemesis took over and changed its course. Hence, Ratchet probably tossed it on the handtruck (figuratively or literally, take your pick) when he took Optimus & co. back to base. (That image of a stasis-locked Optimus being wheeled around on a dolly like furniture? You're welcome.)
- With bungee cords and everything? YES. That would be hilarious. Thanks.
- Megatron hit the Extracter with his sword after Smokescreen used it on his troops.
At least one of the Iacon artifacts will be a Transformer or group of Transformers
My money is on the Dinobots.
- Shockwave. Because he is going to be in the show. My money is on him being the last one.
- Omega Supreme
- Smokescreen had one of the Omega Keys hidden inside him.
We will get a Jack and June centered episode somehow involving Megatron.
Megatron will use an avatar, sort of like what Arcee does, to impersonate Jack's father just to be a jerk at a parent-teacher conference. Hilarity ensues.
- I've been rooting for a Jack vs. Megatron episode for a while now. What's it called when you're a shipper, but with fights instead of romance?
- Epic Rap Battles of History. But in all seriousness, how would he keep the masquerade up? He barely succeeded to hold it long enough with an amnesiac Orion Pax.
- Thats the point, he wants Jack to know its him and June knowing is inconsequential to him since she is part of the Team Prime cheerleading squad anyway. This situation would be specifically designed to break the masquerade and put the kids in the spotlight at the same time, Megatron is a bastard like that.
- Megatron's a real jerk and he'd certainly love the chance to mess with the good guys' heads, but I really don't think that he'd be the type to fraternize with humans in any way, shape, or form. Pissing of the Darby family isn't going to give him much of a tactical advantage, and he's so unfamiliar with human customs that he'd probably mak a total fool of himself if he ever were to attempt to pretend to be one. Although I would love to see him go at it with Jack in a way where they're evenly matched.
The 'Cons or Starscream will get a The Bad Guy Wins
moment during the multi-part story. Or possibly both.
This would not only raise the stakes in the 'Cons case, it would also even the playing field for Starscream, who presently is not at his best. Even if the clone attack did come close to succeeding.
- Confirmed. Starscream manages to make it out of Triangulation with one of the Iacon Relics, the Apex Armor which he managed to steal away from both Dreadwing and Optimus himself!
- In "Triage", there is a Bittersweet Ending. Soundwave gets the Resonance Blaster, but all the Project Iacon data has been sent to the Autobots.
Starscream's not going to transform.
Since he got a Transformation-cog from a Starscream clone
, he hasn't installed it, for fear of the painful operation. With the Apex Armor
he boasts power, and dismisses his lack of flight. Perhaps Starscream is so arrogant as to believe that he does not need his Cog, nor the ability to transform, now that he's invincible.
- Alternatively, he installs it and becomes a bulky superjet. That would be awesome.
- Something like that would reverse his Villain Decay quite well.
- My guess is that his next bargain will be for Ratchet to re-install his T-Cog. Obviously he'll need big information for the Autobots to do so, so it will come late in Season 2.
- That last one was done as a trick in Inside Job, so Starscream could steal the Omega Keys. He still finds himself unstoppable.
The tradition of Starscream becoming a ghost will be maintained/homaged via the Apex Armor
He'll either be put in a state of And I Must Scream
, where the armor keeps him alive but incapaticated enough to effectively be dead, or he'll actually die and the armor will keep his spark from passing.
Quintessons will appear and invade Earth.
This will cause the Autobots and Decepticons to begrudgingly work together to repel them.
- Alternatively, it'll be the Vok.
Gigantions will appear.
Miko will eventually go to another planet like she wished.
- Confirmed, but not like you might have hoped.
Once in Breakdown's body
, Silas will go stone cold crazy.
It's not as though it hasn't happened before: In G1, when the same thing happened to Spike Witwicky, it didn't end well. Turns out the human consciousness isn't suitable for digitizing.
And for all we know, the technology used to upload
Silas could still be experimental or even theoretical - I wouldn't put that past MECH, given what they're capable of.
Perhaps a Vehicon will be distinguished, recur, or be named (ST-3V3 would be a nice Fandom Nod
- A MECH agent might take off his mask.
- Maybe Private Daley will do something important.
- Toxicity shows an Insecticon being named: Hardshell, the copyright friendly name for Bombshell, a G1 Insecticon.
- Confirmed in the comics. A MECH agent is given a name and a sympathetic story: Novo, who winds up in the body of a Cybertronian before Silas does.
Each faction will end up with one of the four new relics
- Autobots- They already found the phase shifter.
- Starscream- He now has the Apex Armor.
- Decepticons- The artifact in Triage. Come on, Soundwave's the one going after it, there's no way it won't end up in Decepticon hands.
- MECH- Toxicity's the only one left. Will be used to speed along Silas's recovery.
- The last one was jossed as no one got it.
Wheeljack will die by the end of Season 2.
- It seems that way, as Starscream shot his ship in "Darkest Hour".
- Jossed, Starscreams troops found him alive. He later managed to escape the Decepticons on his own.
What will happen when Airachnid escapes?
She's alive, so we all know it's going to happen sooner or later.
- She'll try to kill someone, probably Jack and the kids, or Arcee. Perhaps they'll send her through the Ground-bridge and off into space.
- The real question is how she'll get out.
- Perhaps she'll do something horror movie-esque and trap everyone at base with the power cut and try to pick them off one at a time, planning for Arcee to be last. It would be glorious.
- She's most likely dead now.
- She escaped thanks to CYLAS but she and her Insecticons are now marooned on one of Cybertron's moons.
Wheeljack will join the cast permanently
The events of "Toxicity" will leave Bulkhead out of commission for at least a few episodes. With Team Prime short a member, Optimus will ask Wheeljack to stay at the base temporarily so they won't be at a disadvantage. Jackie will reluctantly agree out of respect for Prime and loyalty to Bulkhead, at which point he will be partnered with Miko (which neither of them will be happy about). By the time Bulk has fully recovered, Jackie will have developed an attachment to the rest of the team
, and will decide to stick around for good.
- He might in "Beasthunters", if he's alive.
- He's joined team Prime as of Beasthunters
- The reason the Nemesis went rogue in "Flying Mind" was because of Megatron's disappointment and scolding of Trypticon as the latter was re-purposed in Transfomrers Fall Of Cybertron.
Nemesis and the Iacon Database
- The Nemesis was able to decipher the Iacon Database quickly was because it was originally a scientific research station in Transformers: War for Cybertron.
"Out Of The Past" will actually involve Arcee being sent into the past via time travel
is involved, time travel isn't out of the question. Arcee will in fact be sent back in time some indeterminate amount, to Cybertron (though still apparently some time after it went dark) where past incarnations of Starscream and Shockwave
are conducting time travel experiments for Megatron. Instead, the experiment will backfire and somehow Arcee will end up in the past where she'll encounter a past version of Cliffjumper (who is investigating what Decepticons are doing on Cybertron) and will have to make some difficult decisions about whether or not she can warn him about his death on Earth (like, for example, waiting for that back-up), if not try to outright convince him to return to the present with her, despite the paradoxes either situation would create.
- It doesnt even have to be that far back for this plot to work, Arcee only has to go back before the pilot.
Raf will get his turn to kill a Decepticon too
And he'll do so by playing to his strengths, perhaps by managing to upload a fatal computer virus or something else like that. If Jack and Miko can do it...
- More specifically, it will be an Insecticon, making this something of a Running Gag.
- The Continuity Notes on the TF Wiki page for Hurt specifically states that Miko is now the second human to have killed an Insecticon, before stating, and I quote, "So... Raf... No pressure then?"
- It was Raf who opened the groundbridge into the Shadowzone, thus trapping Soundwave (the most deadly of all the Decepticons) inside the sub-dimension. Way to go Raf!
Shockwave will arrive on present-day Earth via time travel caused by a space bridge accident.
Either as a result of him getting sucked into the collapsing space bridge toward the end of FOC or whatever happens in "Out of the Past", Shockwave will be flung across time and space to modern day Earth from ancient Cybertron. The events of "Rage of the Dinobots" may be connected to this, depending on what happens in the comic.
- He is on earth now, but time travle had nothing to do with it.
Vector Prime will make an appearance.
It's been confirmed that, in the Aligned Continuity family, he left their dimension in favor of a pocket dimension after being disgusted by Liege Maximo's actions. It wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that this dimension's flow of time was different than the "original," making his having lived for so long possible.
- He died in Cybertron, but it's hinted that he's still alive.
Bulkhead's not out for good.
If the creators really were sure that he won't be around anymore, they would have had him die from the Tox-En poisoning. Keep in mind that Bulkhead has undergone a mild version of a system failure before ("T.M.I.
")). However, since a new Autobot is coming in, they will probably keep Bulkhead on ice until the end of Season 2 or into Season 3.
We will eventually see some other elite Insecticons.
Hardshell might have been among the toughest and smartest, but we have other Insecticon leaders to draw from War for Cybertron
, such as Sharpshot and Kickback. My guess is that to keep the insecticon factor with a face, one of those two will step up to serve as insecticon representative on the ship.
- Probably Kickback since Sharpshot has been killed by Grimlock.
Jazz will show up with Sludge's memory core, and the Dinobots will come looking for it.
This will all result, of course, in Sludge being resurrected. Hey, it could happen.
Megatron is going to take an interest in the human race.
Humans have been the key to thwarting his schemes time and again. Just look at the look on his face at the end of Hurt!
- If nothing else, he's going to realize that humans can be armed with Cybertronian weapons with human interfaces. Miko essentially took down Hardshell with the push of a button. Even if he was assured that only Energon-based weapons could deal with Cybertronians, considering that Autobots have Synthetic Energon and humans don't need to use the stuff to survive and can instead put it in all their weapons, or Autobot-provided ones...
The Autobots are going to make exo-suits for the kids
Assumes the above, that Megatron is going to take an interest in humans now. The kids will need to have some sort of defense if they keep working with Autobots...
- Ever heard of Optimus Maximus?
- Like this suit◊.
We haven't seen the last of Shockwave
This show has never been particularly ambiguous when a character gets Killed Off for Real
, so why start now? In a situation like this
, you know he'll be back eventually.
- Considering he's the main villain of an upcoming tie-in comic that's said to lead into Season 3, I'd say it's more than assured that he's still alive.
- At the end of Inside Job, Knock Out's stuck in a wall to serve as a reminder. Megatron is going to need another science expert...
- Knock Out got out eventually, but as of Season 3, Shockwave is back. With Predaking.
Knockout will leave the Decepticons and join up with Starscream
The summary for the upcoming episode "The Human Factor" indicates that Silas will approach Megatron with a plan to join the Decepticon ranks. Considering that Silas will most likely be wearing Breakdown like a suit at this point, Knockout will NOT be happy to see his best friend's remains treated in such a manner. If Megatron agrees to ally with Silas (to suit his own ends, most likely), Knockout will call him on it, declaring that he's gone too far (Knockout has been the Butt Monkey of the Decpticons lately, so this will end up being the last straw). Knockout will storm out, and seek out an alliance with Starscream, based on their mutual hatred toward Megatron (since there's no way in hell he'd ever throw in with the Autobots).
- Hard Knocks implies that both Starscream and Knockout attain new technology, it remains to be seen if they did it working together.
- Further proof is Shockwave himself. Assuming he isn't dead and will return (seriously, does anyone DOUBT that?) having two mad scientists (even with opposite personalities) on the same team would be redundant, just like Dreadwing's arrival made the bruiser with the opposite personality, Breakdown, redun...bad example.
Smokescreen will be the one to release Airachnid from stasis.
Wether this be by mistake or idiotic curiosity, it seems likely.
- Seems jossed, Smokescreen inquired about her but didn't show any further interest.
- Completely Jossed as of "Thirst".
The red Decepticon symbol on Smokescreen's Escape Pod indicates it came from the Shattered Glass Universe.
The original pod accidentally traveled through a Negative Space Wedgie
on it's way to Earth, where it crashed on planet from the Shattered Glass universe. While he was there, Smokescreen had some adventures with the heroic Deceptions, where he helped them win this big battle, but knowing he had to get back to his home universe, they sent him back through in a replacement escape pod of their own. Problem is, Smokescreen had a bit too much to drink at the celebration they had over the victory the night before, which combined with traveling back through the negative space wedgie gave him a massive hangover causing him to completely forget the entires series of events by the time he crashed on the Earth of his original universe.
- There's a twisted degree of sense in this one if you look at it sideways and squint at it, in that G2 Smokescreen was a Decepticon...
- I think that the pod may have actually belonged to Alpha Trion. Hear me out, Optimus and the others believe that Alpha Trion was the one who knocked him out. Who's to say he didn't set up Smokescreen's escape from the supposed Decepticon transport ship. Not to mention the fact that the escape pod Smokescreen found just happend to be programed to land on earth.
Starscream will regain the Apex Armour at some point.
Because seriously, that plotline was wasted.
- Actually, no it wasn't once you think about it. Consider: the Apex Armor made Starscream invincible except through Deus ex Machina. If you have to produce a DEM every time a character appears, that character is a problem. It's like why the Liquidator only made occasional appearances in Darkwing Duck and was severerly nerfed after his initial appearance: the writers realised he was too powerful to use. So having Starscream lose the armor is a good thing for the show, as it keeps him from becoming a plot headache and lets the Apex Armor have a shot at being a Humongous Mecha for one of the humans (although I don't think it'd be Miko - I'm betting on Raf).
Because really, that was a little too
convenient an entrance he made...and how did he know he'd need the phase-shifter to relieve Starscream of the Apex Armor when nobody had told him Starstream had
the Apex Armor up to that point? (Also, he'd consider the concrete truck altmode "if I was a Constructicon" - said very casually - but Constructions have always been Decepticons.) But he'll turn heroic
- perhaps as a Double Agent
- because Optimus is just that cool.
- His name gives it all away.
- Bonus WMG: Jack gets paired off with a new partner in Legacy. It'll be Smokescreen and we'll find out the truth in that episode.
- Maybe he's Shockwave in disguise, like Longarm in Animated. He took information from the real Smokescreen through cortical psychic patch, which is why he knew things about Alpha Trion.
- And we never did see Makeshift's body, did we?
- We never found the body because Wheeljack's grenade reduced it to a fine powder. Kinda hard to come back from that.
- Jack does get paired off with Smokescreen in "Legacy", but the agent theory is pretty well Jossed. Megatron had no idea who Smokescreen was, and this was before he knew any other Autobots were in the area.
- 100% Jossed.
Starscream will gain a series of different abilities or upgrades
First it was clones. Then it was the Apex Armor. Now it appears that he'll use Red Energon to gain super-speed.
It seems to me that a recurring trend with Starscream is him finding new upgrades or abilities that are quickly lost, and replaced. This will continue to happen over the course of the series as Starscream continues to find new ways of improving himself to stay a credible threat. Essentially, he'll be the Jimmy Olsen
- Jossed; After the Red Energon ran out, he rejoined the Decepticons via the Omega Keys.
Don't get too attached to Smokescreen.
He's going to be killed off by the end of the season. Someone mentioned that he might be a Decepticon agent - in that case, it'll be Redemption Equals Death
. If he is what he says he is, then he'll be around long enough to be useful in deciphering the database, then die.
- Orginally Smokescreen was going to be in season 1 and was going to be killed off in the season 1 finale. But that dosent seem likely.
- That fact that he doesn't appear at all in this season 3 trailer (not even in the Autobot group shot) gives this theory some extra credence.
- I'm not sure that trailer is anything to go by. Most of those clips were scenes from season 1, with only a few from seasons 2 and 3.
"Hard Knocks" will see the return of Synthetic Energon
...which is how Knock Out will get those sonic powers the episode teaser blurb mentions.
- Or he might just steal the Resonance Blaster.
MECH has not been destroyed
Sure, their leader ended up betraying them and destroyed one of their bases before
but it's likely that the organization itself is probably not gone for good. The base that Silas!Breakdown destroyed probably wasn't the only one MECH had and I doubt at that point the organization merely consisted of Silas and the four other guys who rebuilt him in Breakdown's body.
In the wake of The Human Factor
, they'll most likely go deeper underground to re-organize and regroup before returning in season 3. If the WMGs are to be believed, Silas' replacement as leader might end up being Jack's Dad.
- Again, I FULLY SUPPORT THIS!
MECH will be replaced/superceded by a seperate organisation called TECH.
Knock Out will keep Silas alive in his lab to torture him.
In order to exact his vengeance, gather more data on humans, and amuse himself all in one fell swoop, Knock Out will cut Silas out of Breakdown and keep him hooked up to machinery in his lab, barely alive, much like Bombshell did to Hunter in All Hail Megatron. This will result in several humourous scenes of Knock Out idly shocking or probing him for no particular reason while hanging around his workshop, but more importantly, it will also provide an "out" in order to possibly bring Silas back into the action later on.
There will be a Vehicon-centered episode
And it will be about the hapless ST-3V3
trying to get Starscream to notice him (no offense intended to anyone, but due to ignorance on censoring policies, I'm not too sure whether or not the censorers will... well, censor the 'romantic' part of Steve's attraction. Or maybe the producers will pull off a Samus Is a Girl
). And besides, as of Darkest Hour, the series does need some desperate humor. Though that may put off the whole Darker and Edgier
theme they've got going.
- Somehow, I highly doubt that's gonna happen. Let's face it, despite what fans like to believe, there'll probably NEVER be any romance in a Transformers show, and if there is, I highly doubt it's gonna be between the robots. Added to that the fact that homosexuality hardly ever appears in children's shows, and there y'go.
Smokescreen is Prima
He's disguised himself as an Autobot (who he'd obviously sympathize more with than the Decepticons) rookie to hide his immense skill and power, as he believes that the war is something his descendants need to work out on their own (mostly). It helps that Smokescreen's backstory can't currently be verified, and even were Alpha Trion to show up (himself another member of the Thirteen) he'd most likely back Smokescreen up on it regardless. It also explains why Smokescreen is just so darn good at what he does (taking Starscream out of the Apex Armor), and his familiarity with the Iacon Relics. Then there's the fact that his name is a pun, or play on words. His identity is a "Smokescreen" to hide the fact that he is, in fact, the First Prime, now come to assist the Last. Legacy
has a moment where Smokescreen recognizes the MacGuffin
of the week, the Star Saber, Prima's own sword
and while describing it to Jack, has to amend his sentence with a quick "According to the legends, at least". He doesn't want people to think that he's actually seen or used it before, right?
- This seems a bit less likely considering how, in the same episode, he could neither successfully pull the Star Saber from the stone nor hear Alpha Trion's message from it.
- Not necessarily. In the first case, Smokescreen might have been faking not being able to pull the sword out, as part of a ploy to buy enough time for the rest of Team Prime to come to the rescue. Think about it; Smokescreen got Jack to come with him, which seems like a ridiculously stupid, and irresponsible decision, but if it hadn't been for Jack, Megatron might have actually made off with the Star Saber. Jack wouldn't have been there to call Ratchet about it, who, not realizing the artifact was the Star Saber, or that Megatron was there, might have been slower in bringing Optimus and the others back from their wild goose chase in China. So what Smokescreen was trying to do was actually stall for time while that happened, and he merely faked not being able to pull it out (since that would have immediately confirmed he was a Prime). The Star Saber was originally Prima's weapon, so maybe Smokescreen knew a way to not activate it the way it did for Optimus. He may have joined the Autobots, but he probably doesn't want to win the war FOR them; he probably recognizes that this isn't, strictly speaking his fight and he's no longer the Prime in charge, so he'll do what he can without the Autobots relying on him as a crutch, or anything like that by pretending to be the rookie soldier. Also, we don't know he couldn't hear Alpha Trion, but even if we didn't, that doesn't prove anything. Trion was only speaking to Optimus through the Saber, which he was holding. Or maybe Trion just didn't feel the need to talk to include Smokescreen in the conversation. I admit I'm probably thinking WAY too hard about this, and you're most likely right, but it's an interesting idea.
- Ratchet's also made the "according to legend" amendments when talking about Cybertronian lore. It's pretty much the same as "that's what they tell me, anyway".
- I highly doubt that Prima would be the type to encourage teenagers to throw burgers at people's cars. Even if the people did it first. Although I do admit that if I were some highly revered and powerful being of legend, I would enjoy the opportunity to pretend to be a youngling and have some fun for once.
- Unless it's Obfuscating Stupidity. If he didn't want to reveal he was the First Prime, then what better way to do that then by pretending to be a reckless, impulsive rookie? But again, probably overthinking this.
- If that is the case, him bonding with Jack in "Legacy" might prove important, considering Jack is basically being built up (no pun intended) as a human Prime. i.e. "You are as worthy as any Cybertronian to bear the mantle of Prime, my young friend. Farewell."
- Also, considering he shares a voice with Deadpool, we can't rule...well, ANY possibility out, really.
- Jossed. Smokescreen was, indeed, just a security guard and Alpha Trion's pupil. Well, that and being the MacGuffin Guy for the last Omega Key.
- Though Smokescreen may simply be unaware of his true nature...
- Smokescreen may not have been a Prime in the past, but it looks like he may become one in the future...
Starscream will die
Possibly even as soon as making it a climax for Season Two. The writers will pull a Redemption Equals Death
exactly like from Armada out of their asses. Which would be a shame, with not only how interesting this Starscream is, but how cliché his expiry would be, and how it's likely to be easily predictable. Not that they haven't killed off cool characters only to replace them before; remember the awesomeness of Ninja Prowl in Animated, whose Ninja-ness was then replaced by Ninja Jazz in short order? I'd rather Starscream managed to construct his own faction but then again I'd also like my own neutral Transformer OC to become canon, so I'm hardly getting my hopes up.
- As far as Season Two goes, this has been Jossed, as we've seen the Screamer in the Beast Hunters (Season 3) teaser.
Megatron is going to destroy the Dark Star Saber himself
That thing lets out massive amounts of Unicronian energy, he's standing on top of Unicron, and he's made comments about "tearing this world apart". It's going to risk waking Unicron up again, forcing him to destroy it in order to save himself from Unicron.
- Either that or Soundwave, realising the danger, will "accidentally" break it for him.
Megatron's new Prime Arm is going to stop working for him
It wasn't made for him, after all, and it doesn't match the rest of his body very well either, indicating from a Doylist perspective that it probably isn't going to stick with him long term. Either compatibility issues, decay, or the will of the Prime he desecrated will make it work less and less until he needs to get rid of it.
- A corolary to this is that the Dark Star Saber will stop working when he loses the Prime Arm, as it was based on the Star Saber, designed to only work for Primes.
- Actually, it got sliced right off.
The Omega Keys are going to be used to revive Omega Supreme, who can revitalize Cybertron.
Mostly because they both have "Omega" in their names which in Transformers USUALLY implies a connection, but we also know that Omega Supreme does exist in the Aligned continuity. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
confirms he slipped into stasis after his fight with Megatron and could not be restored, and is probably still on Cybertron somewhere, hidden away. Perhaps the Omega Keys are needed to restore Supreme, because only he can revitalize Cybertron.
- Plot teaser for ep. 51 ("Regeneration") mentions an Omega Lock...
- Also, when you consider FoC was designed to help bridge the gap between the games and the show better, it's possible that line about Omega Supreme in stasis was added specifically to foreshadow this plot twist in the show.
So why did the Star Saber break
My theory on the matter is that Optimus is slowly falling from grace, as he continues to take more aggressive tactics against the decepticons. He may be of the primes, but his heart might be slipping, allowing the energy to disengage and allow Megatron to do his work. This falls into the He Who Fights Monsters
wmg above as well.
- Alternatively, it broke because it spent a long time stuck in a rock without any maintenance so it was no match for a newly forged weapon that had the same powers.
- Megatron's weapon was forged from pure dark energon. The Star Saber was likely created from some metallic alloy. Maybe that played some role.
- Having an Infinity+1 sword constructed from Awesomeness in his posession nearly defeated the 'Cons in one episode flat. You'd end the series if Optimus got to keep it for much longer.
Someone will Wax Lyrical
N.R.G.'s Instruments of Destruction regarding Megatron's new actions.
- Instruments of destruction (the Dark Star Saber)
- Tools of power plays (Iacon relics).
- A violent eruption (the Dark Energon volcano).
- Existence dripping away (what would happen if Unicron woke up).
Megatron stole the arm of Zeta Prime.
Based on my research, there are only two dead Primes, at least, who would be on Cybertron: Solus Prime (who was murdered by Megatronus Prime/The Fallen) and Sentinel Zeta Prime (who seems to have been the only Prime aside from the Thirteen and Optimus). Considering that Zeta Prime was the asshat who instituted the Caste System that enslaved Megatron in the first place, Megatron desecrating his body to subvert the Iacon Relics would probably be a fitting indignity for the Prime who devolved the role of Prime from mighty leader (IIRC, he earned the rank of Prime by driving off a Quintesson invasion and heading up the projects that lead to the Golden Age of Cybertron) to useless, weak-willed bureaucrat (Zeta wasn't the one who came up with the idea, but he didn't oppose the Guilds).
- This makes lots of sense, as Zeta was the one who brought the planet into the golden age, and created a great many achievements, before losing his way, instituting the caste system and failing at his job. Megatron started out wanting to unite the people and rise above the caste system, but he lost his way as well and soon went at it for personal power. The parallels are neat to see.
- Solus Prime was on a tomb on a drifting meteor, at least according to the exiles book.
- Assuming the notes for the "Art of Prime" book are part of the canon, it is true—and they're going the Exodus route of calling him "Sentinel" instead of "Zeta".
- Jossed apparently by "The Covenant of Primus". It was Liege Maximo's.
Optimus will reforge the Star Saber.
And he'll make it better than new. The next time he and Megatron fight, there'll be a Call Back
to their previous battle except this time his Star Saber will shatter the Dark Star Saber
- The "reforged sword" motive is quite common, so it sounds logical. Also, he might use pure energon in the process, just like Megs used dark energon and not some kind of metal (and that is, perhaps, why the star saber broke).
- Maybe Synthetic Energon will make a return? We saw that it pumped Ratchet up to Megatron levels, what would it do if used as a reforging material for The Star Saber?
- It'll probably make him high.
- Confirmed from the teaser for Regeneration; the Autobots get the Forge of Solus Prime (presumably from Dreadwing) and the Star Saber is reforged.
More of Unicron and his agents are to come...
Specifically through the form of their first interactions with humanity, the people that now call the surface of Unicron's prison their home. I see some Fantastic Racism
from new Autobots against humanity for this very reason, maybe the Fallen thinking that elite humans can potentially become Unicron's equivalent to the 13 (the key to turning the tide in the war against his brother now that the Cybertronian race is on the brink of extinction), and most-likely singling out the kids. Or maybe they'll go Digimon on us and have Unicron single out ALL of the kids on earth in some way.
- Maybe in an odd twist they will be unable to harm Humanity due to our "daddy" and will be inherently protective of us like that whole big brother instinct thing but are freaked out by this due to being slaves to chaos and normally being happy murdering all of reality. Hilarity ensues.
- The video game character Thunderwing is a creation of Unicron, and he may show up during season three.
And its due to his continued use of Dark Energon. I mean, really, Megs? You don't think that maybe holding a sword made from Unicron's Blood to the sky, calling down Dark Energon-fueled lightning, and declaring that you could tear the planet apart
, while standing on said planet that CONTAINS UNICRON
just not make the top 10 list of good ideas for things to do today?
- One would think this was obvious.
- Seeing the only change to restore Cybertron destroyed in "Darkest Hour" probably slipped him further.
It looks like he's going to manage to sweet talk his way back into Megatron's good graces, but considering who we're talking about
, we all know that's not going to last long. And considering Megatron's treatment of Knock Out and the Vechicons' dislike of his favoritism for the Insecticons, I can see ol' Screamer talking them all into turning on Megatron once they get to Cybertron.
- "You've been fighting for millions of years to put Megatron on the throne of a dead world! Join me, and I can make it live again!"
- Jossed... for the moment.
Dreadwing will defect to the Autobots
The New York Comic-Con teaser
for Season Three shows all of the current Decepticons in Megatron's "throne room" (plus Starscream, Shockwave, and Predaking)
Dreadwing. Given that Starscream is apparently going to worm his way back into Megatron's good graces with the Omega Keys
, it seems reasonable that Dreadwing might well have quit in disgust as a result, and he would make a fascinating Token Evil Teammate
for Team Prime.
- Or perhaps Megatron killed him in retaliation for his defection.
- Remember how disgusted Dreadwing was when Megs showed him the devastation wrought on Cybertron, which Megs blamed on the Autobots? Well we all know who was really responsible for poisoning Cybretron's core with Dark Energon. I wonder how that will affect Dreadwing's loyalties.
- From "Patch", it looks like learning of Skyquake's true fate will be the tipping point for Dreadwing to change sides. And, judging from the teaser for "Regeneration", he's going to be taking the Forge of Solus Prime with him.
- Half confirmed. He leaves the Decepticons, but chooses death instead of fully switching sides.
Airachnid will return.
Starscream saw that she was being held captive in the Autobot's base, and Megatron has Soundwave, his most successful minion, looking for said base. At the end of the season, or in a later season, the Decepticons will find the Autobot's base and hold a raid for Airachnid (and any goodies they can find like the Apex Armor). It just seems to be setting this up given how Arachnid has been seen a few times since her imprisonment.
- She does indeed seem to be a Chekhov's Gun now.
- Autobot base has been destroyed in "Darkest Hour", so it's very likely. She may have also been able to go through the groundbridge and followed Jack and Arcee.
- Three outcomes are possible after the Autobot base got blown to kingdom come in "Darkest Hour." Her capsule could have survived (keeping her in stasis), her capsule could have cracked open with her remaining intact (allowing her to escape), or she got scrapped.
- She has returned, in her stasis pod, still in stasis. It seems even the Decepticons prefer her that way.
Optimus will grab ahold of the Dark Star Saber during a fight with Megatron and it will drive him insane
It would be pretty jarring to have the final battle of the season be an Enemy Mine
situation between the Decepticons and the rest of the Autobots as they try to stop Optimus from destroying Cybertron with the Dark Star Saber in his madness.
- We've already had a storyline where Optimus lost himself. Plus, they seem to be building up to Megatron having some sort of mental episode.
The Star Saber is alive.
It seemed at first
that the hilt looking a lot like Armada
Sonar's Star Saber hilt mode was just a Shout-Out
, or it just making sense that two Star Sabers should look alike much like any two Optimuses, etc do. However, it got shattered... and all that didn't turn to dust was left was the Sonar-looking hilt. Why? Because that's the part that's actually a 'bot. Also, Optimus is still wearing the Star Saber's holder on his back - consistently, not a one-off error - which seems a strange animation choice if we're totally, forever
done with the Star Saber.
- The last part, at least, has been explained by Optimus reforging the Star Saber in "Regeneration".
Soundwave will have the last line of the season.
Since his vow of silence is related to their exile from Cybertron, it would make sense for him to start talking once they all go back, especially if the planet is revived. Plus, you know, it would be freakin' awesome.
- Back at NYCC 2011, the producers did seem to indicate that the occasion which would finally prompt Soundwave to talk would happen in Season 2, and the finale seems like as good a time as any for it.
THAT THING? Seriously, what even is
that? Devastator? A Dinobot? WHAT?
- That would be Predaking, leader of the new Predacon faction, whose toy was shown off at NYCC. He's a major villain of season 3, apparently.
Soundwave's first line will be a massive Wham Line
Why waste his first line on a clever Mythology Gag
, when his first line could be serious game-changing Mythology Gag
- Clever inferior, game-changing superior.
- Goes without saying.
- With the Season 3 promo showing Megatron on a throne, I'm guessing the season will end with The Bad Guy Wins followed by Soundwave's first line being an affirmation of the Decepticon victory. "All hail Emperor Megatron" or something similar.
- "All hail Megatron, Overlord of Cybertron and Emperor of Destruction..."
- Alternatively, depending on how the ending of "Regeneration" is resolved in "Darkest Hour", his speaking will be to apologise to Raf as he considers the hacker a Worthy Opponent.
- And lo, was an entire fanbase brought to dust when their very heads did asplode as one...
- Jossed. Soundwave's first line was a callback to G1.
is purple, depraved, sadistic and able to control Insecticons. She is obviously Shockwave's girlfriend.
- Or she's Elita One, twisted by his experiments. If that's true, poor Optimus.
- Or she's both. Originally Elita One, captured and twisted by Shockwave, and now likes him via horrible brain alterations.
- Hey, that actually makes sense, given her martial prowess and demeanor (she sounds like she's 40-or-something). And if some of the above is true, this will be a very twisted Chekhov's Gun.
Final and Unicron
Due to the 'Cons having the upper hand as of Regeneration, Optimus will order Ratchet to awaken Unicron and ask for his help via Fowler or June.
- June will go full Mama Bear on Unicron until he gives.
- One problem: Unicron would sooner see the entire universe destroyed than come to the aid of a Prime.
- Unless the catch is that Cybertron/Primus is expendable in this situation.
- "Whoops, our friends/wards are in danger. We have several options, but they're all kinda distasteful and they sound like a lot of work. Let's just call on Satan and have him deal with it." Relatively speaking, it would be like burning down your school because you didn't study for your math final. The stakes just aren't high enough to warrant that kind of action.
- Burning down the school nothing. That's like ordering a nuclear strike on the school because you didn't have the right kind of pencil (harsh as it may sound, the humans are only three compared to untold numbers of Cybertronians, and this war is potentially older than the human race itself).
- With the new teaser for "Darkest Hour" it seems we may get Unicron, if this is good or bad for humanity is still up in the air. Though I'm on board with the temporary alliance idea, the Gaia Unicron toy was shown to combine with Optimus in all the promotional material before release.
Beast Hunters Unicron will get a Beast Mode
He will be a vast predatory bird
Cybertron's restoration will fail.
Or else the war will be over, and with it the series.
- Not necessarily. Really, it would rewind the war a few millennia, with the Decelpticons and Autobots fighting over Cybertron itself. The thing is that whoever is responsible for restoring Cybertron will likely have a lot more support and new recruits.
- Plus, a planet is BIG and the population ageless. It could take thousands of years to get everything up and running.
- A third season is scheduled. It will have 16 episodes.
- And the third season teaser has Megatron sitting on a throne, in front of a Space Bridge. Either Megatron builds a nifty space station around the current Bridge, or...
- As the camera in the teaser pans out, it shows they are on the Nemesis.
Cybertron will be restored, and the first thing that it does when it boots up is smite Megatron
Even if he's the one who restores it. He did kinda sorta force it to shut down in the first place, and I doubt it forgot that.
June is going to be pissed off with Ratchet, and maybe Wheeljack
Once she finds out that Jack and the others were kidnapped
while on the bots watch, she ain't gonna be happy about it.
- Not gonna lie. If I were Jack's mom, Ratchet would be in for a very unpleasant time. Speaking of which, Bonus WMG: Ratchet will blame himself for what happened to the kids.
- Judging by the preview clip, June is too busy gasping in fear while witnessing the cyberforming ray.
- Actually, given that she might think Jack is dead now, this is going to be one messy story to clean up from, though I assume Jack still has his phone to make contact with eventually.
Vogel is going to show up again to help the Autobots
Considering his heroism when he mowed down Knock Out, and considering how exited he appeared to be after being deputized
be Agent Fowler into the (nonexistent) Department of Interstellar Relations this is a given. He may even offer them a new home in the subway tunnels, since there base apparently gets destroyed.
- Alternately, the Rescue Bots will hear of the destruction of Autobot Base and try to locate and rescue their leader and his team.
- Sadly, Jossed.
Cybertron isn't completely doomed
In War for Cybertron, Primus said that he would go dormant while he purged all the Dark Energon. Now, presumably the Omega Lock would have done that instantly, and now that its gone it'll take a while, but he's still down there purging, and eventually, he'll finish and the planet will be restored. Destroying the lock will just make it take longer.
- Additionally, the Omega Lock was described as being a link to the Allspark. The link is gone, but the Allspark remains, so if a new link can be created or found, they aren't doomed.
- Confirmed! Cybertron is giving new life by the end of the series.
A popular rumor going around right now is that Season 3 is going to introduce a Combiner Team, Most likely Decepticon
. So who do you think this is will be, if confirmed? Possible guesses include:
- The Combaticons. They already exist as of Fall of Cybertron.
- The Constructicons. Devastator is the ever popular standby option for Combiner Teams after all.
- Isn't Predaking a combiner?
- To copypasta a line spoken by an earlier Troper - "Predaking as a combiner was jossed at New York Comic Con. He's not a combiner, but he is HUGE". Otherwise, the original Predacons (or was it the Seacons?) would have been valid guesses if they were not already Jossed.
Optimus will be saved by freeing and forming an Enemy Mine
She has proven to be very, very good at rapid escapes. Just make a tunnel and have Optimus follow her out. While she will inevitably try to betray him, I think she's smart enough not to try and press her luck when the base is on fire, under threat from people who hate her, and the guy offering his assistance is Optimus friggin' Prime
with the Star Saber.
- And then they will find Wheeljack and they will have 'Three's Company' type adventures together while hiding from the 'Cons.
- I think it's more likely that Optimus actually cut off his own arm before escaping the base. He's already shown he's learned a thing or two about misdirection and subterfuge. I figure he cut off his arm, left it for Megs and Scream to see (making them believe him to be dead), and then made a break for the Ground Bridge. Which means of course that when the Autobots and the kids find him, there all gonna be in for a shocker.
- Given how they didn't show Optimus' face, this might perhaps be a possibility.
- Smokescreen is the one who pulls Optimus from the remains of Autobot HQ.
With Optimus and apparently Wheeljack out of commission, new Autobots will show up to help the survivors. Amongst them will arrive one that serves as the leader until Optimus comes back. And that Autobot will be...
Ultra Magnus, and he'll arrive with Ironhide, Jazz and maybe Jetfire or Perceptor
- Bonus WMG: Some in-fighting will occur when it's revealed that Optimus sacrificed the chance to revive Cybertron in order to save Earth.
- Or maybe Rodimus.
- Grimlock. Word of God he'll appear at some point, and c'mon, Beast Hunters!
- Ultra Magnus has appeared. And it seems he's going to take temporary command of Team Prime.
Airachnid is dead.
Presumably, she was killed by Megatron when the Autobot Base was destroyed in Darkest Hour
- Alternately, Airachnid will have actually survived the explosion (no doubt thanks to her stasis pod).
- ...Or, Megatron finds her clinging to life in the wreckage and finishes her off personally.
- Alternatively Knock Out. We never saw what happened to Silas, and my bet is that Airachnid will get a lot worse.
- Jossed, sadly.
As depressing as the ending of "Darkest Hour" is, one can still find a Hope Spot
- I know this one is obvious, but most of Team Prime still made it out intact, even if they're now on the run.
- Come on, do they really expect us to think Wheeljack died? He's a classic case of Never Found the Body - his ship disappears behind the base (without any sound or sight of a crash), and Starscream doesn't even bother to check whether he actually killed him. Granted, the base was destroyed within minutes, but he still could have gotten away in the meantime... right?
- When the episode ends, Agent Fowler and June are calling for that air support above the base's wreckage. The 'Bots might be screwed for the time being, and we still have no idea whether human ordnance will be more effective against the Decepticons than tossing Ping-Pong balls at them That doesn't matter. We are going to fight back.
- We never actually saw Optimus' face in the wreckage. While this might be grabbing at straws, it's possible he cut off his own arm. He also has a Beast Hunters toy being released, which might not be a definite sign that's he's survived, but Hasbro traditionally has more success releasing living characters.
- During the last panning sequence, you can see a visibly alive Optimus standing behind the rubble and even moving his right arm.
- My bet? Optimus leapt through the Space Bridge exactly as if it was destroyed to fake his death, losing an arm in the process. So technically, he was never dead. He'll come back in a few episodes.
- My theory: Optimus WAS caught in the blast, but only his arm was damaged. Wheeljack, who crashed outside the base, found Optimus before the 'Cons landed and, with no other choice, cut off Optimus's arm so he could drag him away faster.
Unicron is going to start waking up again
Megatron's attempt at cyberforming Earth, even if he only managed to do enough to create his fortress of New Kaon
is going to have the adverse reaction of causing Unicron to stir in his sleep, and preventing him from awakening AGAIN is going to be another wrinkle for the Autobots with everything else that's going on. Considering what it took the LAST time to put him back to sleep and the state the Autobots are in this time...
- And his herald, The Fallen, will show up. And he will be AWESOME.
- Confirmed for "Predacon Rising".
Season 3 will have Triple Changers
And one of them will be Springer. Resulting in Arcee/Springer. She'll resist out of belief that he'll get killed. And then they'll end up being paired.
- Blitzwing could also show up.
- Miko and Wheeljack are managing to things a little funny.
Season 3 will have hilarious Autobot Twins. Either Sunstreaker and Sideswipe, or Skids and Mudflap.
And finally, because Transformers Prime is awesome, the concept of Split Sparks will finally be used to its full awesome potential. They just started to explore it with the Jet Twins in Animated, and now they'll do it properly.
- So far season 3 isn't shaping up to be very hilarious...
Megatron will use one of Optimus' arms to replace the Prime arm he lost.
Exactly what it says. He still needs a Prime arm to use that Dark Star Saber of his, and there's either a Prime arm just sitting there, or a whole prime corpse to nick an arm off of.
- Jossed; he just had his old arm restored.
Smokescreen will become Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime, or at least his Expy
Since Ratchet really isn't (pardon the pun) prime leadership material.
- Optimus seems to think Smokescreen could be the next Prime.
Related to above, the new Prime's name will be...
So, let's take some guesses on what the new Prime's name will be:
- Smokescreen Prime (probably not)
- Guardian Prime
- Nova Prime
- Sunrise Prime
Airachnid will become Blackarachnia.
We already know that Predacons will play a large role in season three, and we don't know what became of Airachnid in "Darkest Hour". The Cons will undoubtedly be scavenging through the ruins of the Autobot base
, where they will find her, badly damaged but Not Quite Dead
. Megatron will then hand her over to Shockwave, who will give her the full spiderbot treatment.
- And as a bonus he has her reprogrammed to be completely loyal to him this time.
- Jossed, she becomes a Terrorcon Vampire, fun.
Lazerback is an upgraded form of Laserbeak
Ravage replaces Laserbeak as Soundwave's minion for the Beast Hunters Soundwave toy.
Megatron will turn Dreadwing
into a zombie slave using Dark Energon.
Starscream, Airachnid and Dreadwing are/were fans of gladiator Megatronus.
Starscream yelled for Megatron to retreat in the five episode pilot and seemed hesitant to take his role as leader more than usual. He and Airachnid competed over gaining respect from their leader. Dreadwing's toybio claimed he was jealous of Starscream for being Megatron's right hand man and rubs it on his face in Trianglulation, the only reason he betrayed Megatron was finding out what Starscream did to his brother. After all, who's not to say being second-in-command isn't an excuse for being with your hero.
Breakdown was hauled up into a tree, where neither the viewer nor Dreadwing could see. When Dreadwing comes back, Breakdown's severed head falls to the ground. Some spiders bite the head off of their mates.
There was some hinting (and plenty of speculation) that he liked her, at least a little, after all.
Smokescreen will become the new Prime.
After Optimus' apparent death
, it has left me wondering about Smokescreen's role in the story. He was the last container of the Omega Key, but it seems there might be more to it than that. We know Alpha Trion possesses The Quill and the Covenant of Primus, so he might know more about what will happen if he sent the Omega Keys to Earth than we know about. Optimus was strangely silent about what Alpha Trion said, so Optimus might have known he would need to make a choice - one that would decide the fates of Cybertron and Earth, and whether or not he lived or died
after his decision. At the same time, Optimus might have suspected that Smokescreen would be the Prime following him. He was never given a name, only a passages from the Covenant foretelling his successor. Trion knew that successor would be Smokescreen, and that is why he sent him to Earth containing the fourth Omega Key.
- This ties in with the WMG five above - Smokescreen is a bit of a hot rod, isn't he?
- And man oh man. This would REALLY put a new spin on his talks of destiny. Not to mention him needing to take on new responsibilities much faster.
- At first glance I thought this said Starscream rather than Smokescreen. Which leads us to...
- Actually I think that everybody in the group will point to one another and say "you should lead us because you are the oldest/strongest/most combat experince" but each character chosen will refuse in turn do to their natural humility. Then someone like Arcee will suggest Smokescreen for his hopeful and upbeat attitude, something they desperately need at the moment.
- Seemingly confirmed.
Starscream will become the new Prime.
Because, well, it would certainly be one hell of a twist, wouldn't it?
- If nothing else, it would show Primus has finally gone off the deep end.
- I dunno, Screamer certainly showed himself to be very persistent and a lot more dangerous than he looks throughout the series, and Darkest Hour shows that, if nothing else, he certainly cares for Cybertron. Who knows, Primus may be rather torqued off that the Autobots threw away their one chance to restore him (wait... is he Cybertron's core in this continuity?) and judge Starscream the one best fit to become Prime. Hilarity Ensues.
Starscream's memory reel in "Patch" left out something very important...
Somehow, Starscream kept away the fact that he'd traded information to the Autobots in exchange for medical treatment.
This wasn't just news about the weather, either - Starscream told them the location of the Decepticons' Space Bridge, which almost certainly led to Optimus's return in "Orion Pax, Part 3".
This makes Starscream very
guilty of high treason, in addition to everything else - somehow, I feel Megs would view sharing information with the enemy
a little differently than he would a murder attempt. If (when?) he finds out, it would really blow up in 'Scream's face.
- In addition, it appears that he also managed to keep the fact that he assisted Optimus Prime in reaching the apex armor off the books. It shows that he had the armor, but not that he helped Optimus reach it. Dreadwing himself mentioned that this was a capital offense to the cause "aiding the autobots. I'm surprised that megatron never noticed it. Then again, since he did ultimately forgive screamer from leaving the fold after he saw his confessional with Soundwave, perhaps he could eventually decide to keep him around.
There's still hope for Cybertron
Even though the Omega lock is destroyed, Optimus still has the Matrix of leadership with him, in which can be used to restore Cybertrons core.
The Autobots will get reinforcements.
To balance things out that the Decepticons have a massive edge in season 3, with Shockwave and Predaking
coming to join the Decepticons, some Autobots will arrive on Earth to help Team Prime. Possibly the Dinobots, or maybe Omega Supreme?
- Broken record time: Word of God from a point midway through season one stated Grimlock will appear at some point in the series. Now would be a good time for him. GRIMLOCK SMASH!
- Here's a bizarre idea what if instead of the Grimlock or his Dinobots showing up. Predaking switches sides and joins the autobots! I know it sounds out-there but think about it. Maybe Optimus could use the power of the Matrix to free the creature and give it a will of it's own. Then Predaking, in gratitude for his newfound freedom would swear loyalty to his libirators.
Ratchet will become a Decepticon.
Or at least he will try. His frustration with Optimus may get the better of him.
- At most, I can see him pulling a Dreadwing: Leaving one side, but not joining the other.
- I know there's rumors of one of the 'Bots turning out to be a traitor, but that would make me very sad, no matter which one it was.
- Oddly, of the current crew, I'd say that Arcee would be the most likely. Unless it's, say, a memory-damaged-as-a-result-of-being-shot-down Wheeljack.
- Based on the end of season 2, all it would take to make a 'Bot cooperate is for the 'Cons to get their hands on one of the kids.
- 100% Jossed.
It will take several episodes for the Autobots to regroup.
Without their base or ready access to a groundbridge, they're likely to stay scattered for quite some time. Plus they've got those squishy humans and their needs (shelter, water, food) to think of, which is bound to complicate things.
- Not to mention the authorities will likely be in "giant alien robot = bad guy" mode, at least until Fowler can put the word out.
- And they'll also have to deal with Predaking and the other Predacons chasing them around the globe. And the Decepicons, who have a massive advantage. And likely having no idea where each other are, and likely having no means of communications.
Optimus will be rebuilt with a beast mode.
Based solely on a toy listing for a Voyager class "Beast Optimus Prime"— it's reasonable to assume that this will happen as a result of the damage he sustained in "Darkest Hour".
- The pictures have been revealed, it's not a beast mode per-say, but the truck mode has some more beast-like traits.
Possible Beast Modes for the Autobots
- Arcee- Cheetah
- Bulkhead- Elephant
- Bumblebee- Tiger
- Optimus- Gorilla
- Ratchet- Rhino
- Smokescreen- Bear
- Wheeljack- Wolf
- And for the 'Cons:
- Megatron- Eagle
- Starscream- Falcon
- Soundwave- Owl or Bat
- Knock Out- Leopard
Season three will take several episodes to confirm whether Optimus is alive or dead.
And my money's on dead
. This show provides the page quote
for Killed Off for Real
- He's dead; he'll stay dead for the foreseeable future; but he'll somehow get resurrected (literally or otherwise) towards the end of the season/series.
- It's Optimus Prime. And as for the whole resurrection thing, when the producers kill a character, they kill a character. Though to be honest, it would be an interesting twist for the most iconic character in the franchise to actually be Killed Off for Real.
- The toys released for Season 3 includes Optimus in a completely new body. Apparently he survives but apparently needs to be reformated into a new body to do so.
- A season three trailer has already released, showing Optimus alive and well, and still in his own body, so all of the above is well and truly Jossed.
- He's looks like he's going to die in the recent trailer though. Given that he's badly injured.
- Optimus was badly injured for a while, but Smokescreen eventually used the Forge of Solus Prime to revive him.
The Dinobots went back for Sludge at some point and successfully recovered him.
Which would explain why he's alive in Rage of the Dinobots
. As for why he also has his dino form, maybe Shockwave got to him first and finished his experiment before the other Dinobots came to the rescue?
- [[Spoiler: Sort of Confirmed in the comics. Sludge was given his dino form and deposited back in the tunnels where Jazz found him in Fall of Cybertron. He was found by a clean-up crew and reactivated.]]
Season 3 will have a beast mode Ultra Magnus.
The first issue of Rage of the Dinobots
has him captured by Shockwave's Predacon henchmen, who say that they're preparing to "reforge" him.
- My mistake - he gets rescued in Issue 2, so Jossed.
A season 3 episode will be a hunt in the Shadowzone for Skyquake.
The fact that there's a dimensionally displaced Decepticon zombie wandering around is a loose end that's been hanging around since the end of Shadowzone. Dreadwing probably would have wanted to go find his brother and put him to rest but then he was killed by Megatron when he tried to take revenge on Starscream for it.
So in season 3, despite everything else that's going on, to thank Dreadwing for his help in returning the Forge of Solus Prime to them and allowing them to get to Cybertron and in honour of his sacrifice
the Autobots will mount an expedition into the Shadowzone to track down Terrorcon Skyquake and lay him to rest for good as his brother wanted. Because...they're the good guys and it's important.
- They'd need two groundbridges to accomplish this, however, and right now they don't even have one.
- Now that Team Prime has taken refuge in the abandoned Harbinger, they've regained groundbridge access, so that's one down.
- With Soundwave now trapped in that dimension, the pair may very well run into each other. My money would be on Soundwave.
If The Fallen appears, he'll make subtle references to his nature as a multiversal nexus
Most likely in the form of boasts about how he and his master can never truly be stopped even if they're killed, or making (less than flattering, of course) comparisons that can be interpreted as comparing Optimus to earlier Primes, or comparing Optimus to other Optimi that The Fallen has encountered previously.
Megatron is going to be called out for playing a part of ruining everyone's chances of reviving Cybertron.
In the Season 2 finale, Megatron had the Autobots exactly where he had wanted them, and had all the means of finally reviving Cybertron. What does he do? He chooses to cyberform Earth, just to spite Optimus
, forcing Optimus to destroy the one hope of reviving Cybertron. Now, Optimus can be very well accused of being soft when dealing with Megatron, and would rather sacrifice his entire race to protect a foreign race, but it could be said that Megatron is guilty of basing his war only to show-up Optimus, and that he'd sacrifice his entire race just to get the last laugh on Optimus.
- I fully support this.
- Alternatively, the masses of Cybertron will still side with Megatron. They've been away from their home for millions of years and most obviously don't have Team Prime's emotional attachment to Earth and humans. Without that attachment, it could very well be many will not understand why Optimus chose what must seem like a bunch of insects over their home.
- Relatedly, would the Omega Lock have even had the energy left to repair Cybertron after cyberforming an entire other planet? If it wouldn't, Megatron explicitly ruined any chances of reviving cybertron, by choosing to waste the regeneration energy elsewhere.
- IIRC, the lock is just a conduit to the Allspark, so it might. *shrugs*
Fowler, June Darby, and Airachnid in season 3.
Just some ideas of how things will go down come season 3.
- Fowler will go full stop knight templar on all Decepticons, in a suit of armor called Centurion.
- June due to jumping right off the deep end thinking her only son is dead will pull a Silas and have Nemesis Prime copied but with a more female look, the unit will be called the Elite Attack Unit 0.1 its alt mode will be a attack helicopter. Shockwave will kidnap her and make the fusion permanent, June will shorten the name....to Elita1.
- Airachnid is dead and will be cloned by Shockwave the clone will be Blackarachnia and in a twist of her usual role will be innocent and childlike, acting as Shockwave's morality pet. She will also have a massive crush on Grimlock when he shows up, who will return the feelings. Daddy Shockwave will not like this at all...
- Jossed. Airachnid is alive and well and stasis-locked on the Nemesis.
- Airachnid is loose and will appear only after things finally seem to be going well for Team Prime for once, just to have one last big fight with Jack and Arcee.
- And then she'll die. But not by Arcee's hands, but By Her Own Petard.
- Maybe. Bonus WMG: Jack will play some role, and I'm combining this with the "Airachnid tries to ruin Jack's date with Sierra" WMG from before. And that's how Sierra will find out about Jack's central role in all of the recent incidents involving the "giant alien robots."
will be separated from his body at some point and become the Diagnostic Drone
. Admit it, they are similar in appearance.
Skyquake, Breakdown, Hardshell, technically Cylas, and Dreadwing all served as The Brute at one point and are all very dead. Dreadwing only lasted long enough for Starscream to become The Dragon again.
'Cons don't have a good luck with this sort of thing. This one will probably last, at much, five episodes before dying.
- Jossed, They all die at once.
Season 3 will open with people in paranoia, locking their doors, and rioters smashing every normal vehicle.
We'll be seen a lot more humans this season.
- Jossed. It would seem that, somehow, The Masquerade is still in place, if fraying.
Prowl, Jazz, and Ironhide will join Team Prime.
They're the most likely candidates. The Autobots could use all the help they need against an army of Vehicons and Insecticons.
- Grimlock is the most likely, actually (old Word of God he'll appear at some point). But these would seem likely.
Observe the sheer bitter rage of his reaction towards Optimus electing to doom Cybertron to save humanity; how much love is this old-grouch going to have now for a race that his race-and-heritage has been destroyed
in order to save now?
- Agreed. I could see him pulling a Sentinel Prime.
- As a further corollary, his rather scary Beast Hunters toy design will be the result of him going off the deep end into full-on Knight Templar territory.
- Related to the theory above, his racism would be justified (to himself, anyway) due to the humans fearing and hating the Transformers.
- While Ratchet will no doubt be dispondent for a time, I really can't see him turning racist.
- Jossed. Ratchet is grumpy but quickly back to more or less his usual self, although that might just be throwing himself into his work.
CYLAS will return in Season 3, and Shockwave will be responsible
by "the perfect meld of man and machine" would suit him.
- Jossed - he did come back, but it was because of Knock Out never actually killing him... If he wasn't such a fragger, I'd almost feel sorry for him. Almost.
Season Three will open after a significant Time Skip
Most of the Autobot Beast Hunter toys seem to have a good deal of wear and tear, and jumping to after the Decepticons have been searching for a while would allow them to introduce Shockwave and the Predacons immediately.
- Hopefully it'll be less than 20 years passed.
- Looks like that wont be the case...
- Jossed. Only a few minutes passed at most.
The Season Three Finale...
Will have Cybertron fully restored and the Decepticons defeated. Team Prime will be given the opportunity to return to Cybertron, but decide to stay on Earth with their new family. Optimus' speech at the end of Darkness Rising will be replayed as the show's closing words.
- Maybe the Vehicons will finally get tired of being Megatron and Starscream's cannon fodder. After the death of Breakdown one of the only commanders who was ever really decent towards them, they'll start to get tired of there treatment and decide to side with Optimus.
- That one Decepticon Miner whom Optimus saved from a crazy Ratchet in season 1 might even try to convince some others that Megatron doesn't care about them and that they should join the Autobots.
- Maybe they'll go so far as to point out that the Decepticon cause has been corrupted. Under the old Cybertronian government, they were expendable slaves who toiled thanklessly for a corrupt government. Under Megatron, they're... expendable slaves toiling thanklessly for a corrupt warlord.
- Sadly, the part about the Vehicons appears Jossed. Seems they preferred running away from the Autobots, rather then try to make peace. Oh well.
- Apparently at least some Vehicons do join the Autobots, though.
- Semi-confirmed. Cybertron is restored and the Decepticons are defeated, but the Autobots return to Cybertron to help repair it. Ratchet is the only Autobot to remain on Earth.
Jazz will arrive on Earth looking for Cliffjumper.
Once he finds out about the unfortunate circumstances
Cliff was subjected to, he'll undergo a Heroic BSOD
until Arcee manages to get through to him. They'll then pull a Bash Brothers
pounding on Starscream and Jazz will become her new partner (alongside Jack, since he isn't very combat-efficient in most
Grimlock's appearance in Season 3 will reveal that he is the reason dinosaurs went extinct
After the Space Bridge collapsed
, Grimlock was warped directly to Earth where the trauma from hyperspace travel and the loss of his friends and homeworld permanently transformed him to dino mode. His confusion at the new planet and damage
- Jossed. Grimlock not appear in TFPrime. Grimlock angered by this. GRIMLOCK SMASH!
After the finale...
The Autobots will (reluctantly) let Knock Out stick around, on some sort of probation. Starscream and Shockwave will wind up on the deserted moon were Vampire!Airachnid and her Insecticons
are, and hilarity will ensue
- Hilarity and Airachnid?
- Partially Jossed. Knock Out actually proves his worth to the Autobots, but Airachnid, surprisingly, makes no appearance.
Soundwave is actually The Fallen, Megatronus Prime.
He has abilities and power to rival the other Primes. He can open his own Ground Bridges and Space Bridges without any seeming use of exterior devices, similar to The Fallen's teleporter abilities in the film series, and it would go in hand with Ratchet's assessment that Soundwave is like no other Cybertronian. He started the Gladiator pits to search for someone like the unit who would become Megatron to serve as his protege and challenge the power of the Primes. And it's why, despite his slender frame, he seems to have physical strength to rival Optimus.
The Dark Star Saber that fell to the Earth will trigger Unicron's Awakening
The Dark Star Saber will break into the Earth's surface, and there will be enough Dark Energon to awaken Unicron.
- Jossed. Cybertron's resurrection was the reason.
Peter Cullen is supposedly signed on for the next series, meaning Optimus needs to have some sort of role, and it is technically a continuation.
Starscream, like Megatron, is incapable of becoming one with the Allspark
He DID briefly put that shard of Dark Energon in his Spark. Because Unicron is sealed away, if he dies his spark will simply remain behind, bodiless, able to possess sufficiently weak-willed transformers in a quest to get a new body...
- Maybe but I don't think Scream exposed his spark to "enough" of the stuff for that to be the case. In fact, it's probably only because Megatron infused his spark with so much of the stuff that he's now in his current predicament.
- Starscream has a much smaller body mass than Megatron, though, and Dark Energon is established to be incredibly potent. And one should never underestimate the power of Joker Immunity...
Megatron cyberforming Earth would have had hugely unintended consequences because of Unicron.
Hitting a planet based around Unicron with enough Energon-fueled Cybermatter would have unintended consequences, all of them bad. Potential outcomes:
- Using the normal Omega Lock would have Cyberformed Earth, but because Energon and Dark Energon negate each other, it would have killed Unicron and in the process suck down all the Energon. End result: Earth is a dead, cyberformed planet like Cybertron is at this point, but Unicron will never bother anyone ever again.
- Synthetic Energon (at least, the unrefined stuff) when combined with Dark Energon, creates Energon-sucking zombies. Fired at Unicron, this would revitalize him, but he'd quickly (at least, relatively speaking) burn through his reserves and die. Unfortunately, how long that would take depends on how "relatively" we're talking about. A century is short in planetary terms, so he might end up becoming revitalized enough to smash Cybertron with his dying breaths. End result, Earth is destroyed, Unicron a dead planet-sized corpse and former zombie, and Cybertron is potentially smashed into pieces.
- Of course, Unicron is effectively a god. He might be able to warp things to his benefit and convert the cybermatter and Energon (whether the natural or synthetic stuff) infusion to his own use. End result: worst possible scenario as Earth is destroyed, Unicron is unleashed upon the universe again, and neither Primus nor his Primes are in any shape to fight him. Nice going, Megatron!
About his Heel-Face Turn at the end of Predacons Rising. He was probably still weak from having Unicron possess his body (not to mention all the torment Unicron subjected him to mentally) and the Autobots were all standing RIGHT THERE and he needed a quick way out to escape unharmed and plan his next move (and figure out what exactly his newly-upgraded body could do without Unicron powering it), so he plays the redemption card and pulls something out of his exhaust about how he's learned "oppression is bad" so the Autobots will let him fly away into "self-imposed exile" when really he just wants to regroup and resume his conquest. Bashing Starscream away and "disbanding the Decepticons" just helped him sell the idea more.
Optimus will be reincarnated in the next show.
The new Optimus/Orion will, however, be much younger and inexperienced, being more along the lines of the Animated
incarnation of the character, and will also be much more proactive, youthful, and somewhat aggressive than his previous incarnation
, and will have a long way to go before learning how to be The Leader
Miko's favorite band in Japan is called the Kiss Players.