In the show it was to find energon to win the war. In the Marvel comic it was to destroy the asteroid belt that was too close to Cybertron for comfort. In recent years it was because Cybertron was just dead due to losing it's ability to generate energon so the planet was just dead. And in this case all life on Cybertron left, as opposed to other versions where much of what was left on the planet remained.
If there are more please mention them and I'll adjust the poll.
Post by ShadowShock on Nov 24, 2015 15:00:38 GMT -5
Those are the only ones I know of, I just learned of the Asteroid belt one recently. Ultimately the Dead Cybertron is my preferred one because for me it implies that while it was "alive" it could support the Transformers well enough, plus it gives a bit of sentience to Cybertron as a whole and that's kinda cool.
Dancing in the (desert)dark to the beat of my (zoe)heart
I personally have never liked the asteroid one, I like taking a bit of both the first and last one, although I don't think it was to "win the war" but because it had used so much energon in the war - fuel energon etc. Which ties that one into the last option. It makes more sense with Cybertron either being dead or very low on resources because of the war rather than a random asteroid belt.
In the comic we have the Autobots taking the Ark and the best Autobots under Optimus Prime's command to deal with the asteroids that Cybertron is going to pass through. So my problem with this is apparently Cybertron floats through the galaxy rather aimlessly. How does a planet float through space? If they do let me know, I'm no science expect but if so, they what did Cybertron do for natural light? Or maybe thats why they ran out of energy! Or wait, thats in the show, never mind! Anyways I don't think you need Optimus Prime or the best that the Autobots have to offer to shoot down space rocks.
In the show we have the Autobots taking the massive Ark out to find energy. Well, wouldn't it be smarter to send out several smaller scout ships across the galaxy to report back their findings? Plus on a scout mission you don't need to send out warriors or Optimus Prime. They all have other things to do to be quite honest!
I had an idea for a fanfic that Optimus Prime knew he was getting spied on, fed Laserbeak false info (MTMTE ep1) and the Ark was actually ready for Megatron and the Nemesis. But then they would of used only warriors. It sounded more like a mission for the Wreckers.
Instead of the regular crew he only took warriors, wreckers and maybe they never even made it to Earth but some barren or alien inhabited planet instead. Would they have fended off the Decepticons, could Optimus morally get rid of them for good and end the war back home?
I voted to find energon. Up until the episode Dweller in the Depths Cybertron was barely getting by on a few scraps on energon here and there. After Rebirth when the sun re-energized the whole planet there was very little need to go out and find energon.
Hoist: Hmm, I'm guessing nothing to do with Beast Wars or Armada, so either a sequel based in or around the first renegade rp trilogy or War For Cybertron? I'm guessing War For Cybertron!
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