The SwarmThe Swarm was a by-product of the Sacrifica process that birthed Cybertron's original population.Over time, it became an all-enveloping black mass - a blind entity of destruction.It consumed Jhiaxus and his Armada, before making to devour Cybertron.Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to the Swarm in the hopes the light of the Matrix would purify it. His gamble paid off, and this long long child of Primus was given a new direction, becoming a creature of Creation rather than Destruction.In time, the Swarm would evolve into the intelligence known as the Vok.The Swarm's creation was not an accident. Primus created the entity with the plan that it would evolve to the point where it could combat and ultimately defeat Unicron in an event foretold in the Covenant of Primus as The Transcending.For The Swarm to reach this end, Primus instructed the survivors of his original 13 to await in deep Space for The Swarm, and allow themselves to be consumed so as to guide the burgeoning entity in it
ScuttleScuttle is a pilot and a member of the Maximal Air Defence (MAD) Wing.He took part in the protection of the Xelor as it attempted to make a successful TransWarp test in Cybertron's orbit.
FlattopFlattop is a pilot and a member of the Maximal Air Defence (MAD) Wing.He took part in the protection of the Xelor as it attempted to make a successful TransWarp test in Cybertron's orbit.
LashLash is a Predacon analyst. He is high up within the Predacon leadership, but holds no rank that would be respected by any Predacon - a thinker and a schemer rather than a soldier.He keeps track of the Predacons' resources, advising what may or may not be capable, and what needs acquiring to continue the fight.
SpiralSpiral is the leader of the Maximal Air Defense (MAD) Wing.A no nonsense but inspirational leader, he would have a great effect on the leadership style of Optimus Primal, who served under him.
Golden DisksThere are four Golden Disks.1 - The Golden Disk of Vok origin that was discovered by the Predacon Inferno during the events known as the Beast Wars.2 - The Golden Disk of Vok origin that was discovered by a tribe of Humans in South America that, after a bloody path through history, came to be in American possession in the 20th Century and identified as of alien manufacture, and of which the Voyager Golden disks were based.3 - The Golden Disk of Human origin that was launched aboard Voyager 2 in 1977. The Disk had a secret message inscribed on it by Soundwave, after the Hub Assault, in an attempt to influence the future and change the past. The Disk would become a relic of great importance to the Maximals after the Earth was destroyed.4 - The Golden Disk of Human origin that was launched aboard Voyager 1 in 1977. To the best of everyone's knowledge, it's still out in Space somewhere. It had no part in Cybertronian History.
The Autobot-Decepticon AllianceWith the arrival of the Cybertronian Empire, the Autobots and Decepticons declared a momentary truce and joined forces to tackle this new common foe. This was the Autobot-Decepticon Alliance.The Predacon leader Razorclaw would test the strength of the Alliance by raiding Autobot cargo ships travelling between Earth and Cybertron. This action prompted the creation of the Maximals, who, having signed no such Alliance, took the battle back to the Predacons.After the destruction of the Cybertronian Empire by The Swarm, the Alliance continued, as both Prime and Megatron knew that there was more to come in the future, as a dying Cybertronian Empire troop had let slip a name - The Liege Maximo.Raozorclaw, unaware of the coming storm, saw the continuing Alliance as a capitulation by Megatron. He laucnhed an attack on Earth, which resulted in the destruction of the planet, to announce the Predacon faction's separation from the Decepticon army.The Alliance would fight together in the Hub Ass
JhiaxusJhiaxus was the leader of a small bad of Decepticons who left Cybertron during the Warlord Straxus' reign.Fed up with the constant warring and fearing persecution from the Warlord, Jhiaxus led his supporters into Space to find a new home, but vowing to return one day and claim Cybertron.The band of Decepticons would come across the shattered form of (unbeknownst to them) The Fallen, calling himself the Liege Maximo. The Liege introduced the Decepticons to the process of Sacrifica, which soon bolstered numbers of the band. They pledge alligence to the Liege, who claimed to be the one prophesied in the Covenant of Primus - The Xal.This ever growing band of soldiers renamed themselves the Cybertronian Empire, and they began the construction of the Hub.Jhiaxus would later lead an attack to reclaim Cybertron, prompting the Autobots and Decepticons to bring a momentary pause to their own conflict to form an Alliance against this new common foe.Jhiaxus, and his Armada, would be consumed
RampageRampage was one of the original Predacons, and part of the gigantic combiner Predaking.In a big turning point in the War, the Autobots and Maximals believed they'd killed four of the five Predacons in a ferocious battle, leaving only the leader Razorclaw. While the Sparks of Tantrum and Rampage were indeed extinguished, those of Divebomb and Headstrong pulsed on.