Ultra MagnusUltra Magnus was one of the greatest Autbot warriors throughout the Great War.When Optimus Prime dies from injuries sustained in a battle with Megatron, he passed the Matrix to Ultra Magnus, asking him to keep it safe until it chose the next Prime. Many were surprised that the Matrix did not choose Magnus.After Prime's incapacitation during the Hub Assault, Magnus took a greater command of the Autobots once again, this time alongside Rodimus.They were responcible for the Ravage becoming a spy for the Autobots within the Predacons ranks.Magnus had to make many tough decisions during this period, as resources and troops were stretched, as Predacons continued to gain more ground from the Autobots and Maximals.With Prime's recovery, Magnus could go back to doing what he enjoyed most kicking heads.In the final battle of the Great War, Magnus would be killed.
The Hub AssaultThe Hub Assault was important turning point in the outcome of the Great War.When the Autobots discovered the true ambitions of the Liege Maximo, they, together with their Decepticon allies, launched an all-out attack with the hope of preventing the planned ascension.The Decepticon forces were already somewhat depleted with many troops abandoning their posts to join the Predacon ranks after the destruction of Earth.All off-world Autobots, who now stood under the Maximal banner, returned to Cybertron to protect it from the Predacons while the main force of Autobots left for the battle.The assault would be a success, with the Liege Maximo perishing and the Hub itself being destroyed in an explosive chain reaction.Losses were heavy for both parties, but the Autobots would return from the battle comparatively unscathed when compared to the Decepticons, who lost their leader, Megatron, and Soundwave's body was never recovered and he was assumed dead.With their forces decimated, Shockwa
HumansHumans, or Human Beings, were the dominant species of the planet Earth. They would participate in the latter events of the Great War, becoming a close ally for the Autobots, and later the Maximals.Humans were thrust into the fires of war when the Transformers awoke from their slumber in 1984 CE. The Governments of Earth soon became allies with the Autobots against the common Decepticon threat, who made to strip Earth of her natural resources.Humans would partner the Autobots and Maximals in Scientific collaborations, helping develop the Proto-Matter Technology that had benefits for all parties with its fuel efficiency.The Humans would stretch their wings into the heavens and become a Space-faring people, founding several colonies on other planets.These would be the only survivors of the Human race, as the Predacons launched an assault that would end with the Earth's destruction.After this point, Humans would take no further part in the events of the Great War.
EarthThe planet Earth and its people have played an important role in Cybertronian History.The planet has a long history of extra-terrestrial visitation. The earliest of which may well have been the Vok, who seeded the planet with both life and raw Energon.4 million years ago, two ships - the Autobot Ark and Decepticon Nemesis crash landed on the planet. In 1984 CE, the Transformers aboard the Ark awoke and brought the Great War to Earth.The Earth would see many great battles during the remainder of the Great War. The Battle of Autobot City, and Optimus Prime and Galvatron's epic battle on Sydney's ashes are two devastating examples.The human population saw great scientific advancements in the 21st and 22nd centuries, leading to the human race becoming capable of traversing Space and setting up small colonies on other planets.The Earth would be destroyed in an attack by the Predacons, who, in detonating large charges within the Earth's crust which torn the planet apart, a
The QuintessonsThe Quintessons are an evil alien race that has had an enormous effect on Transformers History.As the early inhabitants of Cybertron constructed a society, the Quintessons exploited their knowledge of robotic organisms and turned the planets defences, the Guardian Robots, against the population. The planet soon fell to the Quintessons, who set about changing the planet and its inhabitants to their own designs.Cybertron was turned into a mobile factory of war, and the Cybertronians were split into two parties workers to maintain the planet, and soldiers to enslave other worlds for the Quintessons.The Quintessons are responcible for Cybertronians having the ability to transform from their robotic form to an alternate mode. They introduced the feature to assist in the slaves' ability to perform their tasks for efficiently.The Quintessons also found a way to hack into Vector Sigma and release as many Sparks into the world as they saw fit.Eventually a rebellion would begin, and
The Lineage of PrimesPrima, leader of the Original 13 Sons of Primus, handed the Matrix to Prime Nova.Prime Nova was killed when the Quintessons enslaved Cybertron.The warrior that became Guardian Prime rose to prominence in the battle to regain Cybertron's sovereignty after a millennia of Quintesson rule.Guardian Prime was killed by Megatron, announcing the start of the Great War. Sentinel Prime was selected by the Matrix as the new leader.Upon Sentinel's death, Orion Pax became Optimus Prime.Optimus Prime died from his injuries in the Battle for Autobot City in 2005 CE.Hot Rod became Rodimus Prime after wrestling the Matrix from Galvatron within the body of Unicron.Rodimus handed the Matrix back to Optimus after his return from the Allspark.Optimus Prime was critically injured in the final battle of the Great War. A Maximal selflessly came to his rescue the brave action causing the Matrix to pulsate within Prime's chest. Optimus was hauled from the battlefield by Hoist, but not before hand
Maximus PrimeWhen the critically injured Optimus Prime handed the Matrix to a Maximal soldier, Maxim was transformed into Maximus Prime.
MaximMaxim was a Maximal soldier during the last stages of the Great War.Clad in a Proto-Matter body and out-sized by his larger Predacon adversaries on the battlefield, Maxim stood proudly and ready to die to ensure an Autobot/Maximal victory in the Great War.Maxim witnessed Optimus Prime receive a blast from an Energon Grenade and crumble to the ground. He flew over the stricken leader and engaged the many encroaching Predacons single-handedly. Prime felt the Matrix within his chest pulse. As Maxim's weapons jammed, he lifted the mighty barrel of Prime's blaster as Prime pulled the trigger. The Predacons, those who were left standing, scattered fast.Prime was badly damaged, with half his face and an arm missing. Maxim called for a medic and First Aid soon arrived. Maxim made to head off some incoming Predacon forces to give Prime time to escape. Prime held the Maximal back, and upon opening what was left of his chest, handed the Matrix to Maxim, who transformed into Maximus Prime.The
Temporal ErasionTemporal Erasion is the act of wiping something from existence by travelling back in time to the moment of its creation and preventing the event from occurring.The Maximals saw it as the ultimate deterrent to the Predacons continuing the War.Although the full consequences of this action would be incalculable, the Autobots and Maximals were willing to risk them given the fact the War had raged for such a long period of Time and had been of such a high cost.When the Predacon known as Megatron shot the slumbering Optimus Prime during the events of the Beast Wars, he was changing history and enacting Temporal Erasion on the Maximals, and indeed even himself. These were the orders given to him by a secret message hidden on the Voyager Golden Disk.