Cybertron takes place directly after the ending of Energon. Some core
characters are "upgraded", while others just disappear. New
characters join the Autobots and Decepticons, while most new characters
come from the four planets that have Planet Keys, ancient objects of
unknown power. The shows are well done compared to Armada and Energon. The
kids don't scream every other line and the robot voices seem less
metallic. The inclusion of Richard Newman, the former voice of Rhinox, as
Vector Prime was a pleasant suprise. Also, messages like "never
giving up" and "standing up to your fears" are great
A = Autobot(s)
D = Decepticon(s)
OP = Optimus Prime
VP = Vector Prime
The destruction of Unicron (from last Energon episode) caused a black
hole to form that will soon engulf Cybertron. As a precaution, Cybertron
is evacuated to Earth and the refugees must remain in disguise. VP tells
of an attempt to create a spacebridge using four planet keys and an omega
lock. VP creates a map of the locations of the four planets, but Megatron
steals it. Landmine is rescued by VP, who sends him to Earth. On Earth, he
is discovered and repaired by Coby, Bud, and Lori. Lori's shirt has a
picture of the omega lock, called an Atlantis pattern, and VP assumes it
must be somewhere on Earth.
The A's use the abandoned mountain owned by Lori's father to build
their base. The kids help with the design of the base. Megatron and
Starscream attempt to locate and destroy the secret base.
Red Alert's gravitron grid fails to collapse the black hole, so OP
decides to go ahead with VP's plan to locate the omega lock. The kids try
to help the Autobot refugees blend in on Earth. Meanwhile, Megatron goes
to Velocitron, the speed planet.
Bud finds an Atlantis pattern in Mexico and the A's go there to
investigate. On Velocitron, Megatron enlists the aid of Ransack and
Crumplezone. Starscream and Thundercracker attack the A's in Mexico and
Landmine takes on Starscream. OP sends Hot Shot and Red Alert on a mission
Megatron races Override for information about the planet key.
Scattorshot and Bud go into space and require rescuing. Hot Shot violates
direct orders by interfering to rescue Brakedown from Ransack and
Megatron challenges Override again. Against orders, Hot Shot joins the
race. The personality clash between Hot Shot and Red Alert is one of the
best in TF's since Brawn and Perceptor (G1) went at it. Can Hot Shot ever
stay still? And can Megatron ever do anything without cheating?
Starscream plots for the time when he can take over the D's.
Thundercracker tries to catch the A's in a trap, but does he really want
to? Meanwhile on Velocitron, Hot Shot starts to push himself too hard in a
race with Override...and crashes. Ransack and Crumplezone attack Red Alert
in a junkyard and it's only when Starscream gets involved that Red Alert's
Coby teaches Jolt about humans and family. When Mt. McDermott starts to
collapse and puts the kids town in danger, it's A's to the rescue. Or is
it? And who's the mysterious man tracking the A's?
Hot Shot continues his pursuit of extreme speed to win the Planet Cup. On
Earth, the A's track the Omega Lock to the Sahara. Megatron destroys the
Recon Team, but VP uses his powers to reverse time.
Megatron goes to the Jungle planet to convince Scourge to give up the
Planet Key. Thundercracker attacks an Autobot civilian for fun. The
civilian was trying to report a sighting of the Atlantis pattern. It was
not the Omega Lock, but had coordinates for the Jungle planet. OP sends
Overhaul and Landmine to Jungle planet, but Landmine is attacked before
entering the gate.
Backstop helps Overhaul after the earthquake and we learn a lot about the
Jungle planet and Scourge. On Earth, the A's go underwater to investigate
an Atlantis pattern sighting and find something huge...besides the whale.
D's attack but VP takes matters into his own hands. First appearance of
the mysterious Sideways.
VP warped the ship to behind the moon. VP and the kids look for the Omega
Lock onboard as the D's attack. The automatic defenses hold them off, but
Megatron gets through. When Megatron steals the Omega Lock, he sets of the
self-destruct. OP takes on Megatron for the Omega Lock as the ship breaks
apart. The A's receive an emergency transmission from Red Alert on
The A's come to Velocitron and OP tries to convince Override to let them
borrow the Planet Cup (Key). All she wants to do is race for the Cup. OP
agrees to let Hot Shot race like he was already doing, but with teammates
backing him up. Nice use of emotions with Hot Shot. And the race begins.
The race for the Planet Cup begins. Of course the D's will cheat, but the
A's try to keep things fair. The top three finishers qualify for the next
race. Meanwhile on Earth, the kids break into a museum to investigate
artifacts. The first appearance of Professor Lucy Suzuki as she discovers
the kids in her office. The mysterious man also pays Professor Suzuki a
visit. Starscream convinces Mudflap to join him. And on the Jungle planet,
Overhaul challenges Scourge.
The second of three qualifying races for the Planet Cup takes place on a
city course. Hot Shot stops during the race to rescue Override and doesn't
win. Overhaul takes on Scourge on the Jungle planet, but Megatron
interferes. Overhaul hears the call of the Jungle planet and changes into
Leobreaker. The mysterious man tracks the kids.
Sideways calls A's and D's to Jungle planet and sets them against each
other with Scourge watching. Leobreaker merges with OP in Savage Claw mode
for the first time. Coby and Recon Team sneak away to Velocitron to watch
The final qualifying race for the Planet Cup takes place in the sand of
Velocitron. Dirt Boss holds an obvious advantage, but can Hot Shot
overcome the odds to finish the race. Also, great teamwork by Brakedown
and Coby. Meanwhile, on the Jungle planet, Sideways draws the A's and
Scourge on a collision course to battle.
The race for the Planet Cup puts Override vs. Hot Shot vs. Ransack and
Crumplezone. Almost the entire episode is the race. Some cheating by the 2
D's, but it comes down to Override and Hot Shot. And the winner
is...(wait, that would be tellin'). After the race Megatron tries to steal
the Planet Key.
The Omega Lock sends out more information and the A's go to the North Pole
to investigate. The kids go to a store to buy winter gear in Fairbanks,
Alaska, and are discovered by Professor Suzuki. The kids go with her and
reveal everything. They are then attacked by Starscream and Mudflap.
Scattorshot comes to the rescue, but will he pay the ultimate price. Also,
OP, VP and Leobreaker go to the Jungle planet (called the Beast planet
this episode for some reason).
OP tries to talk to Scourge again, but he won't listen. Leobreaker attacks
Scourge, but is defeated. OP and Leobreaker argue and go their separate
ways. The history of Jungle planet is revealed, that Backstop was the
teacher with Scourge and Snarl his students. Scourge wanted to defeat the
raiders and unite the planet, but Backstop knew it would only bring
tyranny. OP sends Scourge a challenge to battle.
OP takes on Scourge. But he can't fight if he never gets there, thanks to
Starscream and company. Also, Override and Lori try to teach Scourge about
teamwork. Can the Savage Claw defeat Scourge and gain the Jungle Planet
Megatron tries to steal the Jungle Planet Key, but OP sends decoys out for
the D's to chase. Can Megatron find the real one, and can anyone stop him
in time? On Earth, Professor Suzuki finds something, or someone, frozen in
Starscream sends Megatron in the wrong direction, while he goes to Earth.
Crosswise (called Smokescreen) tries to keep the captive D's from being
released. Starscream finds the secret prison, but so do the A's. Can they
stop Starscream from releasing his own army of angry D's? Can Starscream
catch Megatron in his trap?
Starscream's forces invade Earth. But what are they after? The A's try to
stop them with new allies Smokescreen and Evac. Even though OP told them
not to, the kids join with Colonel Franklin, who takes them, their parents
and the Recon Team to a secret headquarters. OP gets hurt defending
Smokescreen and Evac.
OP tries to draw the D army away from Earth by retreating to Velocitron,
but Evac is followed when he comes back with Earth's Planet Key.
Starscream takes on the entire A army for the Planet Key and Omega Lock.
Awesome battle, especially for Starscream fans. Colonel Franklin meets the
Starscream adds the Earth Planet Key to the Omega Lock. Megatron, with the
help of Scourge, breaks out of the containment field and goes to Earth in
search of Starscream. OP and the A's take the fight to Megatron and the
D's. An excellent fight scene occurs. When Megatron receives a Cyber Key
Power, will Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scattorshot pay the ultimate price?