is mid-way through season two, after Dinobot has fallen,
though for a good reason. Right away we zoom to a sleeping
Megatron, and see that Rampage’s spark box is on an end
table beside him. Can you guess what’s about to happen next?
Well, I’m about to tell you; a determined crab forces
Megatron’s doors open. Stealthily he reaches for his spark
box, though it seems too easy. And, in fact, it is! Megatron
awakes and gives the homicidal killer a reminder not to try to
outwit the tyrant, who "is your master.”
and Silverbolt are the next two that we see, though miles
away, or so we are to assume. They are near some rocky
cliffs/mountain like terrain scouting, which we find out a
minute later is called Grid Deltron. Apparently recently
there has been a series of earthquakes hitting this area.
gets an announcement from the ship's computer that three
Maximals (Cheetor, Silverbolt and Rattrap) are near his recent
jamming station. Hearing that information, he turns to Rampage
and says, “I believe we can put your delightful rage to good
decides that he can scout the mountain peaks and Cheetor and
Rattrap can try the crevices. “We’re on it
bird-dog.” Rattrap says. The three go to their
at the Axalon: “More tremors...” Optimus tells Rhinox, who
replies saying that the trio is close to the epicenter. But
they can’t warn them through their comm links, since
Megatron is jamming the links. “I’m not in the mood to
loose anymore friends!” Optimus declares, referencing
Dinobot's death in the episode before. The transmetal monkey
has his mind set; he’s going to warn the other three.
is driving in his “knevil mode” ( I heard that in one of
The Agenda episodes.) aka his vehicle mode, when all of
a sudden the earth around him begins to crumble. Rattrap finds
himself stranded on a small chunk of earth. Fortunately
Cheetor is about to help: “Air Cheetor to the rescue!” The
transmetal cheetah flies down to catch Rattrap, who is forced
to transform and leap from the crumbling outcropping of earth.
Grabbing the rat by his tail, they both think they are safe
and in the clear. They have been flying for only a few seconds
when a purple, electronic force field electrifies them,
casuing them to fall quite a distance! Both are buried in
rocks, as more ‘tremors’ continue to destroy the
same purple electric force that electrified Cheetor and
Rattrap is on a stasis pod, which was uncovered as the Earth
began to break apart. Back at the Darkside: “Activity has
uncovered stasis pod.” the Predacon computer announced to
Megatron. “In Grid Eletron? (Not sure on the name, I
couldn’t hear it that well from my laptop.)
Coordinates 917.” Of course he must call his most loyal
Predacon, Inferno! Telling him the orders to reach the pod,
Inferno responds with a, “then you will have it, for the
glory of the colony!”
Rampage was not included in this assignment, he seems to feel
left out. Watching Inferno fly off, he murmurs to himself:
“Where is that bug going?”
has been a way off from all the action and excitement. He
decides to check in with his comrades, though with the jamming
station right there, he can’t talk to anyone through the
comm links. Silly Silverbolt, he should know that by now. He
is minding his own business, until he spots... “Inferno, and
he’s headed right towards my comrades.”
must be the fastest flier, because in a few seconds and he’s
at the pod. “I must retrieve it before the others
come.” He lands and tries to yank the pod. Data tracks
are off line, as well as the DNA scanners. Silverbolt comes in
to stop Inferno. He snatches up the antbot and flies off
shows up, out of the blue. “What are you, another like me
perhaps?” Rampage asks the pod. Having disposed of
Inferno, Silverbolt returns to the site and he and Rampage
have a glaring match for a few seconds (though I think Rampy
lost, he looked away).
of the pod climbs a strange and mangles-looking creature,
later named by Rampage as Transmutate. It’s half mutant,
half transmetal, though it is unable to transform, since
basically all of its files are scrambled. Where most
transformers have guns, or lasers, this creature has some
other kind of weaponry. It
is able to let off an ear-piercing scream that packs enough
power to put enemies in stasis lock.
Transmutate is alarmed and does this, causing the
Maximals pain and temporarily disabling them. Rampage
calms Transmutate and heads off with it, followed by Inferno.
In a secluded location, they try to show off how big their
weapons are, as Transmutate sits there looking confused, as
usual. Megatron’s face appears in the form of a
floating hologram, wanting to talk to the newcomer. After
inspecting it, he deems that Transmutate, unable to transform,
does not seem that useful and may as well be destroyed.
Rampage feels some kinship with Transmutate, as they are both
freaks in the Transformer race. He is keen to prove that the
mutant indeed possessed some worth and Megatron gives the
crabbot one chance to prove this, requesting that Transmutate
bring him the heads of the Maximals invading Predacon territory.
and Rattrap return to the base, Optimus and Silverbolt split
up, trying to cover more ground in their search for
Transmutate. Eventually they find what appears to be an injured Transmutate,
though it isn't. Transmutate has been asked to pretend
to be hurt to lure the Maximals to the ground., Silverbolt
gets taken by surprise by the Predacons and is grounded and
disabled. Inferno instructs Transmutate to decapitate
the injured Maximal. It, Transmutate is hesitant,
not wanting to hurt a potential friend.
Impatient with its behavior,
Inferno shoves it aside. That didn’t work out too well for
the antbot, as Transmutate gets angry and knocks him out with
a blood-curdling scream. Rampage
has not been harmed, having stood behind the attacker, and
quietly says to Transmutate, "Allow me." and braces
to kill Silverbolt.
Allow me!” Optimus declares, arriving on the scene to save
his comrade and knocks a boulder on our beloved crab.
Transmutate decides to try to help Silverbolt, noticing that
he’s hurt badly, and he can be helped if he goes to the CR
chamber back at the base. Optimus asks Transmutate to hand
Silverbolt to him, so he can fly him to get repaired.
FLY!” Transmutate cries and uses a crystal on its back
to levitate. Starting to get higher in the air, the
three of them, the two that are flying head off to base.
Rampage breaks the humongous boulder and roars after Optimus,
not wanting his one friend to
leave and join the Maximals!
it Optimus, the darkness of it’s spark, it echoes my own. It
belongs with MEEEE!”
are to assume hours have passed, since there was sun before,
and now it’s night. Rhinox has scanned Transmutate’s
files, and we learn that basically it’s a danger to itself,
and everyone around it. The Maximal scientist says it’s best
to put it in stasis lock immediately, to Silverbolt's rage and
from a distance, taps into Transmutate's comm system and calls
for the mutant to come to him, near the Maximal base. As it
does so, it smashes through the Maximal base, flying off to
find its friend. Silverbolt reacts immediately and tries to
stop Rampage from taking Transmutate. They begin to battle.
to go back to the Matrix, hero!” Rampage cries and fires
three missiles, while Silverbolt fires two winger missiles.
Transmutate is distressed watching the two bots he deems
friends duke it out with each other, and flies down in between
them to prevent them from hurting each other. Transmutate
creates a forcefield bubble around itself and finds itself
intercepting the missiles, caught in the middle of a battle
between two very determined creatures wanting to save their
friend from the other. “TRANSMUTATE!” they cry in horror.
Stop!” Transmutate screams, trying and failing to hold off
the missiles trying to penetrate its shield. The mutant
is sadly blown up into pieces. Siklverbolt approaches
its decapitated head after the explosion. The dying bot
gets one last look at Silverbolt; “friend, good.” it says,
then, seeing Rampage it says “Friend, dark.” Its last
words are: “I. Am. Hurt.”
arrives and goes to comfort Silverbolt in wake of the loss of
his friend. The Maximal leader suggests that Silverbolt goes
back to base, and says that he and Cheetor would take care of
Rampage. In somber tone, Silverbolt says something shocking;
“No. Let him be. For the moment, we are brothers.”
the end, we see Rampage holding Transmutate’s head. This
episode seems to be showing us a new side to him. Love?
The reviewer doesn't believe so, but rather believes that his
empathy took over, and favored this new twisted creature,
known as Transmutate.