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In the 24th century, the Great War between Autobots and Decepticons has ended. Instead, the Maximals and Predacons fight in the places of their ancestors. Soon enough however, the new generation wonders why it's fighting their ancestors' feud and a new war begins.

A Bad Future AU of Beast Wars told in five issues and several prose storylines, it details an alternative, dystopian look at the rise of the Beast Era and the futility of war.

Tropes used in Beast Wars: Uprising include:
  • A Day in the Limelight: Even the most obscure characters get this.
  • Abusive Precursors: The Builders of Cybertron. They created the Maximals and Predacons to fight for their own amusement and have no problem killing anyone of them who questions them.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Owing to One Steve Limit this universe enforces, many characters have different or altered names. Skywarp (the purple and black, teleporting Decepticon Seeker) becomes "Sky Warp" owing to Skywarp from Beast Wars II (which is weird because the Decepticon has more impact on the story than the Maximal). Inferno (the fire ant) becomes Formikon due to Inferno already being the fire truck Autobot.
    • Vector Prime becomes Vector Convoy though in his case, it's just due to the cultural changes where "Convoy" has become the new term for "Prime."
  • Adaptation Species Change: Many human and Nebulan headmasters become Cybertronian here.
  • Adaptational Badass: The Vehicons. Originally they died if a gentle breeze blew in their direction but now they're an unstoppable zombie hoard that can covert solely by touch.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Megatron. He's legitimately trying to help his people cast off the yoke of oppression with their new beast modes. Mind you, he'll become extremely rich and gain lots of political power in the process but he isn't risking the space/time continuum or absorbing every Spark on Cybertron to satisfy his god complex.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Vector Prime. In Cybertron, he was a Time Master but here he's just an ordinary Cybertronian.
      • Though not seen, Liege Maximo is also implied to be one as it's stated that the Thirteen Primes didn't exist in the Uprising verse.
    • Cybertronian technology. Back in Beast Wars, Cybertronians had perfected time travel by the 24th century. Their actual tech level here is unclear, but it's very obvious that time travel is beyond them.
  • AI Is a Crapshoot:
    • Justified with Transmutate's computer. It's meant to be her warden not her friend and thus keeps insisting that she knock herself out.
    • Lord Imperious Delirious. He started out as a repository of all of Gorlam Prime's knowledge until he somehow gained sentience. He then tormented the Gorlams for a few millennia before he then decided to kill all Cybertronians.
  • Aliens Steal Cable: By the 24th century, Cybertron is still picking up old Earth transmissions. Eject got the idea for the Games from an old broadcast of The Hunger Games.
  • All for Nothing: The Great War. Functionism returned and Cybertron is worse off than ever thanks to the actions of both Autobots and Decepticons.
  • Alternate Character Reading: In-universe, Hatchet of 134th century Cybertron wonders if Lio Convoy was really the good guy.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • It was initially unclear who became the Triple-Threat Prime. While hinted to be Optimus Prime, there was also evidence to suggest it might have been Ultra Magnus. It's eventually revealed to be a moniker of the reborn Optimus Prime who fused with a Powermaster, Headmaster and Targetmaster.
    • Many of the comments made by the authors hint that Unicron is still alive in some way.
    • It's unclear if the original Blackarchnia's attack on the original Megatron killed him. While there's evidence to suggest it didn't, in "Cultural Appropriations", Starscream is leading the Decepticons and it's unclear who "The Great Slagmaker" (a nom de guerre attributed to Decepticon leaders) referred to in the story is. Either way, Megatron was either turned into, or brought back to life as, Galvatron.
  • And I Must Scream: Despite being locked in his starship mode, Trypticon is aware of everything that's happening around him and can't even speak.
  • And the Adventure Continues...: The last story ends with two Cybertronian ships crashing on a distant planet with strange ruins, hostile aliens and a mysterious energy source.
  • Ascended Extra: While loads of obscure Beast Wars characters get time to shine, the real champion of this trope is Eject, the blue Autobot Cassette who's been increasingly sidelined in favour of Rewind.
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • While it's not the first piece of Transformers media to use them, this series is known for being the first widespread piece of media to use "mech" and "femme" to describe male and female Cybertronians.
    • In "Cultural Appropriations", Hook performs the role of a medic to the Decepticons on Earth within the Victory something hardcore fans of the G1 cartoon have claimed he is for years.
  • Awesome but Impractical: The Triple-Threat Masters. You become pretty much a god but it destabilizes your Spark and puts it at risk of collapsing thereby taking thousands of years off your life. See Hybrid Overkill Avoidance for more details.
  • Ax Crazy: Considering he's named Galvatron this is to be fully expected.
  • Back From the Dead:
    • After the Beast Wars Megatron blew his head off, the Autobots took Optimus Prime to the planet Master sometime in the 20th to 21st century where the scientists managed to bring him back. It didn't last.
    • Sometime between the 21st and 24th centuries, humanity perfected biological immortality turning humanity into The Ageless with them later bringing back every human who died reaching as far back as the caveman era. Except for the most notorious criminals such as Adolf Hitler or the Witwicky family.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: The Builder Assembly. They work together to oversee Cybertron and oppress the Maximals and Predacons but still view themselves as enemies and want to finish the Great War via the proxy fights.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: The Monster GoBots, specifically Vamp. As powerful and crafty are, their Smug Snake status is their downfall.
  • Bigger Bad:
    • Unicron. He caused a lot of the damage to Cybertron and since a lot of Point-One Percenters survived his attack, it prompted Deluge to try and make more of them.
    • The Human Confederacy. They locked the Cybertronians inside the Allowed Zone and act as Damocles' Sword looming their heads.
    • The original Galvatron. When he tried to break free of the Allowed Zone, the humans stopped him and cut the Zone in half bringing even more hell down on the Cybertronians.
    • The Megatron from Beast Wars. He succeeded in killing Optimus Prime which wiped away the Maximals. Before she was wiped out however, Blackarchnia managed to infect the original Megatron
  • Brain Uploading: Unlike most AIs, Lord Imperious Delirious can only do this meaning that when Rampage blows up the Grand Mal with Delirious inside, Delirious dies for real having no hidden body to jump into.
  • Body Horror: Fortress Maximus didn't just grind to a halt in Tarn. He ground to a halt, mid-transformation. His insides don't make any real sense and occasionally pieces of him shift into position at random.
    • Fridge Horror settles in as it's never made clear what mode he's turning into. If he's turning into robot mode, then it should be over soon. If he's turning into city mode, then his torture is just starting.
  • Canon Welding: As in the original Beast Wars, the G1 events are a mixture of the comic and cartoon stories though the backstory follows the cartoon more closely.
  • Chekov's Gun: An Underbase empowered Thunderwing exploding and unleashing its energies.
  • Combining Mecha: Par the course for Transformers. Owing to energy concerns however, they are a lot less of them.
  • Composite Character:
    • Trypticon is locked in starship mode as was his Aligned self.
    • Galvatron II is a clone of the original G1 Galvatron rather than just someone who shares (or possibly took) the same name.
    • Deluge is both the Autobot Deluge from G1 and the more popular Decepticon Deluge from G2. It's stated that he was an Autobot once but defected to the Decepticons.
    • In-universe, the deeds of Galvatron II and Galva Convoy are attributed solely to Galvatron by 134th century historians with the latter being largely forgotten.
  • Crapsack World: Until the Underbase returns, Cybertron is, to be blunt, a terrible place to live.
  • Crossover: The Antares Eight are in fact the Monster GoBots, who fled the Cataclysm that's destroying their home reality, the basis of a series of GoBots/Transformers crossovers from Transformers Timelines.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: In the Great Push of 2033, the Terran fleet obliterated its Decepticon counterpart in what came to be regarded as the greatest Cybertronian military embarrassment.
  • Cybertronians Are Survivors: Despite 11 million years of hellish wars and alien forces trying to wipe them all out, the Cybertronians refuse to die. When the fighting ends in the 24th century, it takes little under a century for the planet to return to a time of peace and a stable society.
  • Darker and Edgier: This is very probably the darkest Transformers story ever written by official authors. The Autobots have aged into arses no better than the Decepticons (and work with them in the Builder Alliance) while the Maximals have zero problem committing terrorism to achieve their goals. There's not one character who could be said to be a 100% heroic person.
  • Death by Adaptation: Several from the many Beast Wars iterations of the '90s but the most notable are Optimus Primal, Silverbolt and Rhinox.
  • Death From Above: The human response when Cybertronians start getting too loud.
  • Death Seeker: Poor Cerebros.
  • Deconstruction: The Human Confederacy is harsh deconstruction of the United Federation of Planets by the time of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The story shows how arrogant, sanctimonious and racist a power they would be along with examining the flaws of a society that moves forwards in technology (such as bio-engineering, cybernetic implants) while remaining very backwards in terms of customs (producing very little new media and keeping the worldview of the 21st century). Unsurprisingly, the Confederacy breaks into two movements regarding this conflicting mindset and goes to war over it.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Optimus Primal, Silverbolt, and Rhinox only appeared in flashbacks.
    • The Vok.
  • Destructive Saviour: It's frequently mentioned that without Optimus Prime leading the Autobots on Earth, the battles were a lot more destructive as whoever took command didn't give a shit about keeping humans safe.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Galvatron made a mad dash to break the Allowed Zone and destroy the humans. He failed. Their response? Halve what little territory the Cybertronians have left and oppress them even more.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Cultural Appropriation ends with Klaws, the only survivor of the Monster GoBots fleeing into the night. Off-screen, Megatron found him, killed him, and carved up his corpse for research purposes.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Hot Rod and Riker survive the Grand Uprising and live to see, and be a part of, the Cybertronian Parliament.
  • Enemy Mine: The start of the Builder Alliance. The Autobots and the not totally insane Decepticons joined forces to combat Thunderwing and the insane Decepticons.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Rampage thinks the humans are awful people.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: The crews of the Ark and the Nemesis. Grimlock and Hot Rod are pretty much the only major characters of the G1 era to survive until the 24th century.
  • Evil Knockoff: The intent behind Galva Convoy and using the G-Virus in his creation. The Builders need an army to combat the growing Resistance.
  • Fantastic Caste System: It's mentioned that while society isn't overtly Functionist, its teachings are obviously still in play.
  • Fantastic Racism
    • The Builders hate the Micromaster Autobots and Decepticons for being mobile and view the Maximals and Predacons as drones.
    • The new humans view the original stock as second class citizens.
    • Humans and Cybertronians hate one another.
    • Lord Imperious Delirious was initially eager to meet the Cybertronians, assuming that they were all AIs like him until he found out about their Sparks. Then he decided to kill off the race of abominations.
    • The Monster GoBots regard themselves as rather superior to the Cybertronians.
  • Fauxshadow: The Oracle predicts a time where Humans and Cybertronians will one day stand side-by-side in fighting off a great threat. This never happens. The Humans get sent back to the dark age and the Cybertronians are happy to sit back and let it happen.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Lord Imperious Delirious decides to kill all Cybertronians because of their Sparks.
  • Folk Hero: By the 134th century, it's heavily doubted whether or not Optimus Prime (or "Optimus Convoy" as he's come to be known) ever even existed.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • The Uprising universe came about because the Megatron of Beast Wars succeeded in killing Optimus Prime and wiping out the Maximals. Without Optimus in charge, the Autobots were much more destructive in their battles on Earth.
    • The final story also hints that the absence of the Matrix of Leadership had a major effect on 24th century Cybertron.
    • Despite the Autobots being much more destructive in their battles without Optimus Prime's leadership, the Decepticon side of things progressed pretty much the same with the Victory being built and crashing in the Pacific ocean despite it being implied Starscream took charge after Blackarchnia's attack on Megatron.
  • From a Single Cell:
    • Rampage's healing. Only a tiny piece of him needs to survive.
    • The Energon Matrix is built directly into Lio Convoy's CNA meaning a new Matrix can be created from only a single strand of his CNA.
  • Gender Flip: Many minor characters become female.
  • Genius Loci:
    • Fortress Maximus ran out of sufficient Energon to move and ground to a halt in Tarn. The Builders use him as a living prison for upstart rebels.
    • Trypticon becomes locked in his spaceship alternate mode.
  • Glass Cannon: The Monster GoBots can dish it out but they can't take it, dying from injuries that any Cybertronian could easily survive. The most prominent is Bugsie dying instantly when Stiletto stabs him in the optic with, essentially, a Cybertronian pen. Stiletto even lampshades that, if he'd been Cybertronian, he'd have survived.
  • He Who Fights Monsters:
    • Ultimately the Autobots became as worse as the Decepticons they were trying to destroy.
    • The humans aren't any better.
  • Healing Factor: Rampage.
  • History Repeats:
    • The Third Cybertronian War started when Autobots and Decepticons united to overthrow a corrupt regime. The Fourth begins when Maximals and Predacons overthrow the Autobots and Decepticons. Lio Convoy even recognizes this trope is in effect and leaves Cybertron after the uprising swearing to only return when society has rebuilt itself so he doesn't become the next tyrant that needs overthrowing.
    • 11 million years ago, Cybertron had a powerful empire which became heavily factionalized and fell into brutal civil wars. In the 25th century, humanity has a powerful empire which becomes factionalized and falls into a brutal period of civil wars.
  • Hope Spot: In-universe, Hot Rod becoming Rodimus Prime was this for the Autobots. He didn't deliver and he got a low spot in Builder hierarchy.
  • Humans Advance Swiftly: Due to stealing Cybertronian technology, humans go from existing in the 1980s to being Cybertron's equal in about forty years. This gets a subversion later on. Since they advanced so quickly, they're very quick to lose everything.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Completely so. They punish all of Cybertron for the actions of the few and it's clear that they're fully prepared to wipe out the Cybertronian race if they have to. Not even Optimus Prime saving their planet, at the cost of his life and the Matrix of Leadership, was enough to change their minds.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The original Megatron and the Predacon one from the original Beast Wars cartoon. The latter manages to decisively kill Optimus Prime which wipes away the Maximals from the timeline. Before she's wiped out however, Blackarchnia attacks and infects the original Megatron with her cyber-venom which wipes out the Predacons as well setting the stage for the awful world that is Uprising. In simpler terms, Blackrachia turned the original Megatron's gambit of travelling back and killing Optimus Prime right back on him.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Humans distrust all Cybertronians due to Galvatron's actions. But they're fine with the Quintessons however.
  • Hybrid Overkill Avoidance: Combining a regular Cybertronian with a Headmaster, Targetmaster and Powermaster destabilizes the integrity of the Sparks and risks killing them all despite the nigh-invincibility and awesome power it grants all four members. The only two who went through it however were Optimus Prime and the original Galvatron but both were killed instead of their Sparks just burning out.
  • Hypocrite: Lord Imperious Delirious regards Cybertronians as abominations to be wiped out. Their technology? Oh that's fine to use.
  • I Owe You My Life: Why Optimus Primal didn't want to fight against the Autobots. They literally created him. It gets him killed.
  • It's All About Me:
    • The Builders of course. They don't care for the future of the Maximals and Predacons, they just want to play their war games.
    • The Human Confederacy. As Nucleon lampshades, the humans view themselves as the only victims of the Great War and for all their power don't really care about anyone else who suffered because of it.
  • It's All My Fault: Cerebros feels that creating Fortress Maximus was the final strike that the humans needed to impose the armistice on the Cybertronians.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite everything, The Hunger Games was still written and made into a film series though Word of God is that it's significantly different from the real world series due to Cybertronian involvement in Earth's history post-1980s.
  • Interspecies Romance: In the final story, the human Ne'll and the Maximal Rapticon hook up. It inspired tens of thousands of pieces of fiction regarding it with a minority actually being accurate.
  • Irony: In "The Agenda Part III", Megatron claimed the Autobots and Maximals had made the Predacons into slaves and dismissively called the Autobots "archaic Energon guzzlers" with the implication that, while there was a kernel of truth in there somewhere, he's mostly exaggerating perceived flaws in Cybertronian society. Everything he says there literally comes true in the Uprising timeline.
  • Know When to Fold'Em: The last guard of the Builder Assembly decides he doesn't want to fight Lio Convoy one-on-one and decides to join him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • The Builders spent 400 years making the lives of Maximals and Predacons a living hell and gave the a-ok to the creation of the Vehicons to curb the rebels. They're turned into Vehicons by Galva Convoy.
    • The Human Confederacy spent the same period of time bullying and hounding the Cybertronians for the collateral damage that the Great War caused to Earth while repressing their development the whole time. In the 25th century humanity's technological empire collapses into a series of brutal civil wars that sent the race back to the Dark Ages. By the 134th century, they're not even worth thinking about.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: In Cerebros' mind, it was either live as second class citizens under humanity's boot or let the Cybertronian race die out.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: Five minutes after he came online, Galva Convoy read the entirety of Cybertronian history and decided it had to go. All of it.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The G-Virus. Are the victims being driven insane solely due to its connection to the original Galvatron or could it be due to Dark Energon's connection to Unicron?
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The root cause of the Great Uprising. The Builders treated the Maximals and Predacons like utter crap and they eventually said enough is enough.
  • Moral Myopia: Vamp has no issue killing hordes of Cybertronians. When Stiletto kills Bugsie? Vamp swears she'll kill a thousand Cybertronians as payback.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Cerebros doesn't much care for the Cybertronian hatred for aliens and how long and destructive his species' wars tend to be.
  • Mythology Gag: In all seriousness, it would take less time to list everything that isn't a Mythology Gag. The more notable ones are:
    • The main currency on Cybertron are Cyber Planet Keys. Noisemaze drones are also featured.
    • San Francisco was destroyed in the Great War.
    • The G-Virus utilizes Dark Energon to replicate the process through which Unicron turned Megatron into Galvatron.
    • Rampage and Transmutate are Point-One Percenters. Engex and empurata also appear.
    • At some point in Cybertronian history, a Prime found (or will find) "a Cube and a Star Harvester" on the third planet of a distant solar system.
    • Both Autobots and Decepticons joined forces to combat an insane, hyper-powerful Thunderwing.
  • Necessary Evil:
    • Grimlock, to no real surprise, is a believer in this.
    • Lio Convoy is willing to commit terrorism if it means the Maximals and Predacons will be free to decide their own fates.
  • Never My Fault: Nucleon thinks this of the humans. The humans have a low opinion of Cybertronians due them hating humans while being savage and having little technology but that's because the humans locked the Cybertronians away to die and stole most of their technology. Of course Cybertronians hate humans.
  • One Steve Limit: Every Cybertronian has a unique name that no other Cybertronian shares though the names can be very similar such as "Optimus Prime" and "Optimus Primal" or "Skywarp" and "Sky Warp". The exceptions are Megatron (real name Gnashteeth) who views himself as being worthy of Megatron's name, Galvatron who's just a clone of the original and Rampage who gives the proverbial middle finger to social norms and customs.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite the human hatred for Cybertronians, they did grant Cerebros the knowledge he needed to construct the Energon Matrix and thus ensure a future for the Cybertronian race. Cerebros also does this by creating the Predacons to give both Autobots and Decepticons a future.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • The backstory is very much inspired by the G1 cartoon. But even though the Autobots allied with the humans, the sheer amount of destruction that the Cybertronian war rained down on Earth, including destroying San Francisco, eventually turned humanity against them.
    • Though Cybertronians have very long life spans, part of this comes from being able to readily replace body parts and keeping themselves fully fuelled. With war consuming so many resources, the Cybertronians begin dying off, even more so when Vector Sigma is destroyed.
  • Reimagining the Artifact:
    • The Underbase is traditionally a repository for all the knowledge of the Cybertronian race. Here it proves able to regenerate Cybertron's biosphere and breathe new life into the ravaged planet making it not unlike the Omega Lock.
    • Beast modes come about by Megatron reformatting Cybertronians into new bodies based off Cybertron's native mechanimals as opposed to simply scanning Earth animals.
  • The Remnant: By the 24th century, Cybertron and Elba are all that remain of the once mighty Cybertronian empire.
  • Sadistic Choice: The Decepticons forced the Predacons to fight in the Games. The Autobots however believe that "freedom is the right of all sentient beings" and gave the Maximals a choice. Stay in the cities, fight in the games and get Energon (if you win) or leave the cities and scavenge for whatever pitiful scraps of Energon might be out there.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Cerebros breaks the rules and contacts the humans so he can give his species a future via the Energon Matrix.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Both in-universe and out, the Games were inspired by The Hunger Games. Eject is rather glad when his satellites finally picked up the film version of Catching Fire as he hadn't seen that one yet.
    • The Human Confederacy is heavily inspired by the United Federation of Planets as seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Blix even has Worf's sash.
    • The backstory from the G1 Era has many G.I. Joe references.
    • 134th century Cybertronians think the humans were represented by the Solstar Order.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Cerebros built the Energon Matrix, he intended for it to be the future of the Cybertronian race and create a new generation untouched by war. The Builders use it to create the Maximals and Predacons as cheap entertainment to continue their old grudges. When Blackarchnia reveals this to the populace, it's a catalyst for rebellion.
  • Space Age Stasis: The Great War brought the technological development of the Cybertronian race to a crawl. Put that against Humans Advance Swiftly and it's a pretty terrible thing for your species.
  • Spanner in the Works: While their own arrogance undoes most of the Monster GoBots' work, the Constructicons putting aside their differences to form Devastator and beat the scrap out of their combined form, Monsterous, is what properly derails their plan.
  • Super Prototype: The Cybertronians born from Vector Sigma have been alive for at least, 11 million years. Those born from the Energon Matrix seem to live only for a few centuries as those in the 134th century are unsure as to what happened in the 24th.
  • Taking You with Me: Rampage intends to do this with Delirious but the former survives.
  • That Man Is Dead: Up to Eleven. Megatron (the Predacon one) doesn't view his original name of "Gnashteeth" as having ever been his true name, merely a cocoon that he shed when he claimed the name he was worthy of.
  • Token Good Teammate:
    • Hot Rod and Full-Tilt are the only two Builders who have reservations with the treatment of Maximals and Predacons. They're later joined by Buckethead and the Constructicons.
    • Una might be the only human with sympathies for the Cybertronians.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Hot Rod has his moments where he's often perfectly willing to take his Builder colleagues at their word.
    • Eject when he's willing to use Dark Energon to create Galva Convoy and the Vehicons. When Galva Convoy essentially tells him he's going to rebel, Eject just waves it off and tells him to get to work.
  • Took a Level In Badass: The human race. As they got their hands on more and more discarded Transformer tech, they began to match and eventually overtake the Cybertronians.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid:
    • There was once a Predacon named Gnashteeth who was a simple administrator at a refinery and a good friend to Scorponok. Then everyone said he should show gratitude for how far he got and the mob began muscling in on him. Eventually he decided to kill everyone who'd wronged him and renamed himself "Megatron."
    • The human race. They started out as a peaceful people but repeatedly getting caught in the crossfire of the Great War turned them into complete xenophobes.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Optimus Prime sacrificed his second chance at life (and the Matrix of Leadership) to save humanity from the Swarm. They respond by locking away all Cybertronians to die.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation:
    • Lio Convoy and Lio Junior are not father and son.
    • Galvatron (the one from BWII) and Magmatron aren't brothers.
  • Villain Has a Point: Lord Imperious Delirious when he says Cybertron has gone through a series of wars despite the ego of Cybertronians.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Deluge's excuse for the horrific experiments that birthed the new generation of Point-One Percenters. Rampage kills him anyway but it's unclear whether or not he believed Deluge.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Rattrap and Botanica. They were seen going off to try and rescue Dynobot but aren't mentioned afterwards.
    • Transmutate disappears after the Alone Together prologue despite Rampage's heavy role and she apparently returning to Cybertron with him. It's implied however that she's gone off to find out more about Point-One Percenters.
    • Later stories begin introducing cracks in humanity's "utopia" and by the mid 25th century, humans succumb to a series of brutal civil wars, a period recorded as "The Fall of Man" by 134th century Cybertron which sent the species back to the dark ages. Humanity's fate by the 134th century is unknown.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: In 1984, Starscream lead a raid on the British Museum to gain a statue with supposed magical powers. During the raid, Brawn picked up a large rock and threw it at Skywarp, the stone being lodged in Skywarp's cockpit who then proceeded to use it as a paperweight and toy. The Maximals and Predacons then placed the stone in a museum of personal artifacts that belonged to Decepticon officers. The human name for this stone? The Rosetta Stone. It's eventually reclaimed by its rightful owners but it would have been much kinder to leave it on Cybertron considering the fate of human society.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The Vehicon Apocalypse is the Cybertronian equivalent.
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