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* The end of the Onyx Interface has Blackrock summon his army of Thrust/Ramjet drones in response to a raging battle between [[EvilVsEvil Devastator and the Decepticons]]. [[RetiredBadass Thundercracker]] realises that if Galvatron sees them he'll attempt to [[KillEmAll annihilate the human race]] for committing the Cybertronian equivalent of grave robbing, contacts [[WellIntentionedExtremist Soundwave]] and appeals to his dream of peace, convincing him that Earth can be their home too and that they should save it [[HumansAreBastards in spite of the EDC's actions]]. Soundwave [[CurbStompBattle disables the entire drone army in about two seconds]].

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* The end of the Onyx Interface has Blackrock summon his army of Thrust/Ramjet drones in response to a raging battle between [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil Devastator and the Decepticons]]. [[RetiredBadass Thundercracker]] realises that if Galvatron sees them he'll attempt to [[KillEmAll annihilate the human race]] for committing the Cybertronian equivalent of grave robbing, contacts [[WellIntentionedExtremist Soundwave]] and appeals to his dream of peace, convincing him that Earth can be their home too and that they should save it [[HumansAreBastards in spite of the EDC's actions]]. Soundwave [[CurbStompBattle disables the entire drone army in about two seconds]].


* Without exaggeration, the reveal that (*huge* spoilers) [[spoiler:"Onyx Prime" is in fact ''Shockwave'', shunted twelve million years into the past, and that he's taken the opportunity to facilitate ''almost the entirety of established Cybertronian history'']] may be one of the single greatest twists in any Transformers story. Ever. Just about ''every single detail'' we've been fed over the past six years is simultaneously HijackedByGanon in the awesomest way imaginable.

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* Without exaggeration, the reveal that (*huge* spoilers) [[spoiler:"Onyx Prime" is in fact ''Shockwave'', shunted twelve million years into the past, and that he's taken the opportunity to facilitate ''almost the entirety of established Cybertronian history'']] may be one of the single greatest twists in any Transformers story. Ever. Just about ''every single detail'' we've been fed over the past six years is simultaneously HijackedByGanon in the awesomest way imaginable.imaginable.
* From issue 21:
** Victorion and Devastator have been fighting, with Devastator completely [[NoSell No Selling]] Victorion's gravity powers. Then, in this issue, [[spoiler:it turns out that's because one of Shockwave's Ores is messing with Vicy's powers. Then Arcee takes the Ore out, at which point Victorion completely ''obliterates'' Devastator.]]
** Before that, [[spoiler:Arcee's been taken prisoner by the Liege Maximo. And then she busts out effortlessly and slices him up.]]
** Aileron gets her own awesome moment - having previously shown irritation at everyone's love of the HeroicSacrifice, she flies in and rescues Arcee from certain death.
** [[spoiler:Pyra Magna gets a chance to kill Shockwave, and thinks that this is normally where Optimus and Bumblebee would be telling her to spare him. ''Nope''. After everything he's done, even Bumblebee thinks it's a better idea to kill the frakker. Not that she does, but still.]]



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\n----* Without exaggeration, the reveal that (*huge* spoilers) [[spoiler:"Onyx Prime" is in fact ''Shockwave'', shunted twelve million years into the past, and that he's taken the opportunity to facilitate ''almost the entirety of established Cybertronian history'']] may be one of the single greatest twists in any Transformers story. Ever. Just about ''every single detail'' we've been fed over the past six years is simultaneously HijackedByGanon in the awesomest way imaginable.

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!Optimus Prime



* In The Death of Optimus Prime, all the neutrals are having a violent protest, wanting to exile the autobots who reclamed the planet. They begin beating up all the autobot guards, so Prowl [[spoiler: sics the Decepticons on them. Ravage mauls a guy, Needlenose and Blitzwing beat a few [=NAILs=] down, and Horri-bull strangles one.]]

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* In The Death of Optimus Prime, all the neutrals are having a violent protest, wanting to exile the autobots who reclamed the planet. They begin beating up all the autobot Autobot guards, so Prowl [[spoiler: sics the Decepticons on them. Ravage mauls a guy, Needlenose and Blitzwing beat a few [=NAILs=] down, and Horri-bull strangles one.]]



** This fight's conclusion is also awesome for serving as a vastly superior take on [[spoiler:the Optimus Prime of the TransformersFilmSeries.]] Instead of winning the day simply by way of his own ruthlessness, Optimus makes allies out of his enemies (e.g. Soundwave) and strives for mercy and understanding. At the same time, he's smart enough to know that his opponents will not always be so noble or willing to change, [[spoiler:and is quick to finish Galvatron like the hateful old fossil he is.]] And this resolve '''terrifies Galvatron'''.

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** This fight's conclusion is also awesome for serving as a vastly superior take on [[spoiler:the look at the way IDW's Optimus Prime of the TransformersFilmSeries.]] now does business. Instead of winning the day simply by way of his own ruthlessness, Optimus makes allies out of his enemies (e.g. Soundwave) and strives for mercy and understanding. At the same time, he's smart enough to know that his opponents will not always be so noble or willing to change, [[spoiler:and is quick to finish Galvatron like the hateful old fossil he is.]] And this resolve '''terrifies Galvatron'''.


** Even better - thanks to Starscream, Optimus has been tailed by a pair of Cybertronian reporters, who are broadcasting the whole thing live (in an attempt by 'Screamer to discredit Optimus). Seeing Optimus raise a Titan (a holy relic to most Cybertronians) out the ground restores Optimus' flagging popularity amongst Cybertron's population, gets the Council of Worlds to ratify his annexation of Earth and undermines Starscream in one fell swoop.

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** Even better - thanks to Starscream, Optimus has been tailed by a pair of Cybertronian reporters, who are broadcasting the whole thing live (in an attempt by 'Screamer to discredit Optimus). Seeing Optimus raise a Titan (a holy relic to most Cybertronians) out the ground restores Optimus' flagging popularity amongst Cybertron's population, gets the Council of Worlds to ratify his annexation of Earth and undermines Starscream in one fell swoop. The kicker? There's no indication Optimus is even aware of Starscream's plan. He completely broadsided Starscream ''without even trying to.''



** In issue #20, he actually has the ball-bearings to call out Megatron, ''to his face'', about how he was at least as bad a leader as the corrupt Primes he had originally tried to fight against.
** When the Necrotitan is unleashed and fires a blast at Iacon, you'd expect TheStarscream to flee, right? ''Wrong!'' Instead, he gives everything he has to ''outrun the energy blast'', and then [[TakingTheBullet hurls himself in front of it]]] like a [[HumanShield Cybertronian shield]], trying to protect the denizens of Iacon whilst calling for them to flee. It doesn't work, but, damn, give him credit for trying!

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** In issue #20, he actually has the ball-bearings to call out Megatron, ''to his face'', about how he was at least as bad a leader as the corrupt Primes he had originally tried to fight against.
against. Though to be fair, Megatron ''IS'' in stasis-lock at the time.
** When the Necrotitan is unleashed and fires a blast at Iacon, you'd expect TheStarscream to flee, right? ''Wrong!'' Instead, he gives everything he has to ''outrun the energy blast'', and then [[TakingTheBullet hurls himself in front of it]]] it]] like a [[HumanShield Cybertronian shield]], trying to protect the denizens of Iacon whilst calling for them to flee. It doesn't work, but, damn, give him credit for trying!

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* It's more subtle than the other moments on this page, but, really, Starscream gets a lot of awesomeness in this series if you stop and think about it.
** Let's start with the most obvious one: he actually manages to make himself leader of the reunited Cybertronians. Non-Aligned Indigenous Lifeforms and even members of both the Decepticons and the '''Autobots''' were willing to cast aside Megatron and Optimus Prime to follow Starscream instead. And, for all his faults, he actually is managing to hold the planet together after millions of years worth of civil war.
*** Building on that awesome; the key to his success? Realizing that most Cybertronians by this point were ''sick'' of both Megatron's fear-fueled tyranny ''and'' Optimus' emotionally manipulating "ForTheGreaterGood" theatrics and just wanted their own voice. So, he got democracy back for them. And then he used his natural charisma to manipulate them into electing him, despite his reputation as a traitor.
*** Bonus points for actually having the sanity to step back, look at the Great War, and think "millions of years of endless battle have cost us almost everything; if we're going to survive, we '''need''' to make peace". And then try to put it into practice.
** In issue #20, he actually has the ball-bearings to call out Megatron, ''to his face'', about how he was at least as bad a leader as the corrupt Primes he had originally tried to fight against.
** When the Necrotitan is unleashed and fires a blast at Iacon, you'd expect TheStarscream to flee, right? ''Wrong!'' Instead, he gives everything he has to ''outrun the energy blast'', and then [[TakingTheBullet hurls himself in front of it]]] like a [[HumanShield Cybertronian shield]], trying to protect the denizens of Iacon whilst calling for them to flee. It doesn't work, but, damn, give him credit for trying!

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** Then there's the aftermath, in which Optimus just dumps Galvatron's severed head on the White House lawn in front of a gobsmacked President, and announces that the Titan (now transformed into city-mode) will be the Autobot embassy on Earth, and that any and all diplomatic relations will go through him.


* The end of the Onyx Interface has Blackrock summon his army of Thrust/Ramjet drones in response to a raging battle between [[EvilVsEvil Devastator and the Decepticons]]. [[RetiredBadass Thundercracker]] realises that if Galvatron sees them he'll attempt to [[KillEmAll annihilate the human race]] for committing the Cybertronian equivalent of grave robbing, contacts [[WellIntentionedExtremist Soundwave]] and appeals to his dream of peace, convincing him that Earth can be their home too and that they should save it [[HumansAreBastards in spite of the EDC's actions]]. Soundwave [[CurbStompBattle disables the entire drone army in about two seconds]].



* The 50 issue has one for Aileron.
* Optimus summoning Metrotitan when it looks like the humans have them corner. What makes them more epic, Starscream try to discredit optimus by sending two reporters to film it live, which in turn everyone who had doubts about optimus being a worthy prime evaporated after seeing that bit of awesome.

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* The 50 50th issue has one for Aileron.
Aileron, as her quick thinking allows her to destroy the satellites blasting them, then fly through the space bridge and grab Optimus' ship for a very timely rescue.
* In Issue #54 Optimus summoning Metrotitan when it looks like and his crew are on the ropes as they're faced with a full attack by the EDC's army of transforming mechs. Soundwave has surrendered after realising the extent of what he's done to humans in the past, and Optimus won't stoop to killing humans even in self-defence. Then [[TheObiWan Alpha Trion]] encourages Optimus to feel what's different about where they are. He does - and promptly [[SummonBiggerFish summons a hibernating Titan out of the ground]] [[BigDamnHeroes to save them.]] Faced with a two-mile tall Transformer that makes even [[CombiningMecha Devastator]] look tiny, [[MassOhCrap the humans have them corner. What makes them more epic, Starscream try promptly retreat. Very quickly.]]
** Even better - thanks to Starscream, Optimus has been tailed by a pair of Cybertronian reporters, who are broadcasting the whole thing live (in an attempt by 'Screamer
to discredit optimus by sending two reporters Optimus). Seeing Optimus raise a Titan (a holy relic to film it live, which most Cybertronians) out the ground restores Optimus' flagging popularity amongst Cybertron's population, gets the Council of Worlds to ratify his annexation of Earth and undermines Starscream in turn everyone who had doubts about optimus being a worthy prime evaporated after seeing that bit of awesome.one fell swoop.


** Finally forced into submission, Galvatron laughs off Soundwave's entreaties for peace and arrogantly claims that they need his help against Onyx and the other Primes. Optimus isn't having any of it and counters that Galvatron is and always will be an immoral, sociopathic conqueror, and that any good he could offer would just as swiftly be outweighed by the damage he would cause later on. Galvatron asks Optimus if he considers himself truly different, and, taking back his faceplate, Optimus answers in the affirmative. As a purely selfish being, he reasons, Galvatron could never look beyond his own barbaric worldview... [[spoiler:while Optimus, despite believing wholeheartedly in justice and redemption, is more than willing to shelve his own standards in pursuit of the greater good. He raises his cannon and Galvatron, realizing what's about to happen, betrays his own pride and begs like a coward for his life, only for Optimus to discharge his weapon point-blank into Galvatron's exposed chest and wrenches his head off as the rest of his destroyed body falls to join Astrotrain in the depths of the gas giant.]]

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** Finally forced into submission, Galvatron laughs off Soundwave's entreaties for peace and arrogantly claims that they need his help against Onyx and the other Primes. Optimus isn't having any of it and counters that Galvatron is and always will be an immoral, sociopathic conqueror, and that any good he could offer would just as swiftly be outweighed by the damage he would cause later on. Galvatron asks Optimus if he considers himself truly different, and, taking back his faceplate, Optimus answers in the affirmative. As a purely selfish being, he reasons, Galvatron could never look beyond his own barbaric worldview... [[spoiler:while Optimus, despite believing wholeheartedly in justice and redemption, is more than willing to shelve his own standards in pursuit of the greater good. He raises his cannon and Galvatron, realizing what's about to happen, betrays his own pride and begs like a coward for his life, only for Optimus to discharge his weapon point-blank into Galvatron's exposed chest chest, finishing the job he'd started all those years ago on Gorlam Prime. Optimus then reaches out and wrenches his plucks Galvatron's head off as the rest of his destroyed body falls to join Astrotrain in the depths of the gas giant.]]
** This fight's conclusion is also awesome for serving as a vastly superior take on [[spoiler:the Optimus Prime of the TransformersFilmSeries.]] Instead of winning the day simply by way of his own ruthlessness, Optimus makes allies out of his enemies (e.g. Soundwave) and strives for mercy and understanding. At the same time, he's smart enough to know that his opponents will not always be so noble or willing to change, [[spoiler:and is quick to finish Galvatron like the hateful old fossil he is.]] And this resolve '''terrifies Galvatron'''.
** Hell, just the fact that [[spoiler:Galvatron goes out the way he does]] is viciously satisfying. There's no glory to be had, no triumphant last stand. [[spoiler:Just a quick beatdown and execution as he sells out even his own warrior's bravery and dies begging like a punk.
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** Finally forced into submission, Galvatron laughs off Soundwave's entreaties for peace and arrogantly claims that they need his help against Onyx and the other Primes. Optimus isn't having any of it and counters that Galvatron is and always will be an immoral, sociopathic conqueror, and that any good he could offer would just as swiftly be outweighed by the damage he would cause later on. Galvatron asks Optimus if he considers himself truly different, and, taking back his faceplate, Optimus answers in the affirmative. As a purely selfish being, he reasons, Galvatron could never look beyond his own barbaric worldview... [[spoiler:while Optimus, despite believing wholeheartedly in justice and redemption, is more than willing to shelve his own standards in pursuit of the greater good. He raises his cannon and Galvatron, realizing what's about to happen, betrays his own pride and begs like a coward for his life...]]

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** Finally forced into submission, Galvatron laughs off Soundwave's entreaties for peace and arrogantly claims that they need his help against Onyx and the other Primes. Optimus isn't having any of it and counters that Galvatron is and always will be an immoral, sociopathic conqueror, and that any good he could offer would just as swiftly be outweighed by the damage he would cause later on. Galvatron asks Optimus if he considers himself truly different, and, taking back his faceplate, Optimus answers in the affirmative. As a purely selfish being, he reasons, Galvatron could never look beyond his own barbaric worldview... [[spoiler:while Optimus, despite believing wholeheartedly in justice and redemption, is more than willing to shelve his own standards in pursuit of the greater good. He raises his cannon and Galvatron, realizing what's about to happen, betrays his own pride and begs like a coward for his life...life, only for Optimus to discharge his weapon point-blank into Galvatron's exposed chest and wrenches his head off as the rest of his destroyed body falls to join Astrotrain in the depths of the gas giant.]]


* Galvatron engages the three in direct combat, and unlike practically every other fight we've seen him in, it becomes clear that the group has him on the ropes. To his credit, Galvy wrenches Optimus' faceplate off and for a moment it looks like he's about to overpower the Autobot leader. [[spoiler:But then Arcee swoops in and destroys his cannon, causing it to explode and ''blow most of the right side of his body off''.]]

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* ** Galvatron engages the three in direct combat, and unlike practically every other fight we've seen him in, it becomes clear that the group has him on the ropes. To his credit, Galvy wrenches Optimus' faceplate off and for a moment it looks like he's about to overpower the Autobot leader. [[spoiler:But then Arcee swoops in and destroys his cannon, causing it to explode and ''blow most of the right side of his body off''.]]
** Finally forced into submission, Galvatron laughs off Soundwave's entreaties for peace and arrogantly claims that they need his help against Onyx and the other Primes. Optimus isn't having any of it and counters that Galvatron is and always will be an immoral, sociopathic conqueror, and that any good he could offer would just as swiftly be outweighed by the damage he would cause later on. Galvatron asks Optimus if he considers himself truly different, and, taking back his faceplate, Optimus answers in the affirmative. As a purely selfish being, he reasons, Galvatron could never look beyond his own barbaric worldview... [[spoiler:while Optimus, despite believing wholeheartedly in justice and redemption, is more than willing to shelve his own standards in pursuit of the greater good. He raises his cannon and Galvatron, realizing what's about to happen, betrays his own pride and begs like a coward for his life...
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** After Galvatron mercilessly [[spoiler:throws the failing Astrotrain]] to Arcee, the pair engage in hand-to-hand combat

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** After Galvatron mercilessly [[spoiler:throws the failing Astrotrain]] to Arcee, the pair engage in hand-to-hand combatcombat. He gets a few of his shots to connect, but she snaps the head of his axe off and reminds him that, while he's sold everyone who served him down the river, she's an Autobot and ''never'' alone. Cue Optimus and Soundwave, freshly arrived in the Skyroller, descending from the clouds!
* Galvatron engages the three in direct combat, and unlike practically every other fight we've seen him in, it becomes clear that the group has him on the ropes. To his credit, Galvy wrenches Optimus' faceplate off and for a moment it looks like he's about to overpower the Autobot leader. [[spoiler:But then Arcee swoops in and destroys his cannon, causing it to explode and ''blow most of the right side of his body off''.]]

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* The final fight with Galvatron is this from start to finish:
** Cosmos and Arcee trail him and Arcee to Jupiter, exchanging fire ''at the speed of light.'' Cosmos survives a direct hit and, though forced to drop out, destroys Astrotrain's propulsion systems. That's right, the insecure little guy singlehandedly takes out a ''triple changer''.
** After Galvatron mercilessly [[spoiler:throws the failing Astrotrain]] to Arcee, the pair engage in hand-to-hand combat


* Optimus summoning a metrotitan when it looks like the humans have them corner. What makes them more epic, Starscream try to discredit optimus by sending two reporters to film it live, which in turn everyone who had doubts about optimus being a worthy prime seeing that bit of awesome.

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* Optimus summoning a metrotitan Metrotitan when it looks like the humans have them corner. What makes them more epic, Starscream try to discredit optimus by sending two reporters to film it live, which in turn everyone who had doubts about optimus being a worthy prime evaporated after seeing that bit of awesome.

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