Now, to let everyone know what they are up against, let’s begin with an overview of the TRANSFORMERS.
For those in the know, this post will be a nice recap. For the uninitiated, here’s your chance to catch up.
So who are the TRANSFORMERS?
The TRANSFORMERS are sentient robotic life forms who can physically convert from common mechanical devices, such as cars, trucks and planes to robotic warriors. In fact, they can reconstruct their appearance by trans-scanning a mechanical object of relative size to each TRANSFORMER’s body.
Where did they come from?
Cybertron was the home planet of the TRANSFORMERS race, as well as the ALLSPARK – a large cube of energy that can create life from mechanical objects. The ALLSPARK was the origin of life on the planet.
The TRANSFORMERS grew Cybertron into a powerful empire, peaceful and just, remaining so for eons until the war for possession of the ALLSPARK broke out. The planet was co-ruled by OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON, brothers in arms who had a falling out during this Cybertronian Civil War. Towards the end of the war, the ALLSPARK was lost to the stars.
It was during the war that two factions emerged – the heroic AUTOBOTS and the evil DECEPTICONS.
The war was so devastating that it ravaged the planet until it was consumed by death, and the only way to restore Cybertron to its former glory was through the retrieval of the ALLSPARK, which landed on Earth.
Where is the ALLSPARK?
The ALLSPARK was discovered by the United States government and its energy helped propelled major technological advances ever known to mankind. The Hoover Dam was built over it as a top-secret research facility and government base.
In a bid to retrieve the ALLSPARK, MEGATRON crash-landed on Earth in the Arctic where he was later found and brought to the same facility.
How did the war shift to Planet Earth?
After the Cybertronian war, the AUTOBOTS were dispersed throughout space. But a group of them, led by OPTIMUS PRIME, discovered a signal and headed to Earth in hopes of revitalizing their planet with the ALLSPARK.
However, the DECEPTICONS also raced towards Earth to find the ALLSPARK, as well as their leader, MEGATRON.
And that is how the war shifted to our planet.
War on Earth
For many years now, the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS have hidden themselves in many forms throughout our planet.
In a bid to defeat the DECEPTICONS, humans formed an alliance with the AUTOBOTS, through the Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty, or NEST in short.
NEST has been effective in defeating the DECEPTICONS time and again, but now with just a shard of the ALLSPARK left in the NEST facility, the DECEPTICONS are ready to attack once again…