Despite Arcee and Ratchet's distrust in the newcomer, Optimus Prime invites Smokescreen to the base for further training. While Smokescreen tries to find a way to save Optimus, Ultra Magnus comes to Earth to lend the Autobots a hand as the Predacon named Predaking starts to get intelligent. In order to gain their respect, Starscream awakens , a legendary Decepticon warrior who was entombed in stasis on Earth for centuries, and attempts to recruit him into his new army. On the Nemesis, Starscream is given the task of training Predaking, but he struggles to get the uncooperative beast to follow orders. The formula makes Silas extremely aggressive, so Starscream suggests injecting him with Dark Energon to make him easier to control. While Wheeljack and Soundwave fight over the Resonance Blaster, Ratchet tells Rafael to upload a virus into Laserbeak's systems that will download the entire Iacon Database into the Autobot base's computers without the Decepticons noticing. At first the results are positive, with the formula greatly increasing Ratchet's strength, speed and agility.
The Predacon army is almost fully grown and ready for deployment, but Predaking suddenly surprises everyone by revealing he is able to transform and is more intelligent than first thought. Though he is successful, Starscream uses red energon to gain hyper-speed and sneaks into the Autobot base to steal all four keys for himself. However, the mixture of the two Energons turns C. Robinson May 5, 2012 2012-05-05 212 Having discovered the locations of four Iacon relics hidden across the globe, Team Prime splits up into small groups and head to each location simultaneously to retrieve them. Laserbeak eventually finds the base and re-activates Soundwave, who proceeds to capture Ratchet.
They are taken to the base of the heroic Autobots, where their leader Optimus Prime explains that he and his team are from the planet Cybertron. The main theme for the rest of the season is the discovery of ancient relics from Cybertron buried on Earth with the Transformers fighting over each new discovery which ultimately leads their battle all the way back to Cybertron. This article does not any. But to his horror, he discovers that the relic is a piece of Tox-En, a form of highly toxic Energon that is lethal to Transformers. Subsequently, Megatron confronts and punishes Starscream over his treachery ; indirectly saving Optimus in the process.
Meanwhile, Soundwave kidnaps the Autobot-allied human Agent William Fowler, with Starscream wishing to learn the location of the Autobot base. Seeing an opportunity, Bumblebee storms the hideout to get his T-cog back. He tries to dispose of the tox-en by throwing it into a volcano, but it deteriorates his strength, and things are made worse when a group of Insecticons led by Hardshell arrive in search of the relic. Megatron makes swift work of Starscream after learning of his treachery. Bulkhead, Arcee, Jack and Miko investigate an old Decepticon Energon mine that was supposedly stripped clean.
Distraught about what has happened to their friend, Miko and Wheeljack head out to find Hardshell and get revenge. Meanwhile, kidnaps the Autobot-allied human Agent William Fowler, with wishing to learn the location of the Autobot base. Trouble arises when Dreadwing arrives, who is also searching for the relic and attempting to bring Starscream back to Megatron for interrogation. The Autobots request a Ground Bridge transport at the same time with Starscream. As Optimus prepares to join with the Allspark, Smokescreen uses the Forge to repair him, and makes him a new, more powerful body. But after the Autobots discover that Starscream has been double-crossed by Airachnid, they are surprised when Starscream states that he wishes to join them.
They are taken to the base of the heroic Autobots, where their leader Optimus Prime explains that he and his team are from the planet Cybertron. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. But there comes a price. Dissatisfied with that option, he and Bulkhead secretly investigate another energy signature, which leads to an escaping Knock Out and Breakdown, the former of which had just acquired a relic from a cave, the Shield Generator. Airachnid teams up with M. Ratchet tests the Synthetic Energon formula obtained by Bulkhead on the Data Cylinder on engines.
Feeling the desire to take a more active role in the missions, he injects himself with the formula. With their base destroyed, the Autobots and their human companions have separated and gone into hiding, while the Decepticons settle into their new fortress, Darkmount, and repel a military assault. However, the mixture of the two Energons turns Silas into a mindless zombie craving fresh Energon, and he wanders the ship infecting any crew member he encounters by draining their Energon. But Megatron is found barely alive in the wreckage of the Space Bridge. Stern July 12, 2013 2013-07-12 311 The Decepticons hold Ratchet captive, and Megatron attempts to persuade him to help complete the synthetic energon formula and restore Cybertron.
In this message, Alpha Trion explains about four Iacon relics called the Omega Keys, which when brought together are able to make Cybertron inhabitable again. When Optimus surrenders the Matrix, he loses more than the collective wisdom of the Primes. Bulkhead goes to a volcanic island on the Equator to find the fourth and final Iacon relic. While they are out, the other Autobots discover that the pod contains a large swarm of , a vicious and highly dangerous form of Cybertronian wildlife that eats metal. While Optimus, Bulkhead and Arcee are out retrieving another Iacon relic, the Forge of Solus Prime, Agent Fowler calls the base with news about newly discovered coordinates of a M. Skir September 14, 2012 2012-09-14 219 M.