Stumbling onto the accidental creation of Cybertronium do to an explosion enhanced by the prescence of Synthetic Energon gives Megatron (Frank Welker) a new plan to create enough of the material to reconstruct the Omega Lock and terraform both Cybertron and Earth into worlds for the Decepticons to control. Realizing creating a more stable version of Sythetic Energon is the key to his plans, Megatron also makes capturing the one Autobot who could become responsible for restoring the Transformers homeworld and destroying Earth.
Noticing increased Decepticon activity raiding military and scientific installations around the world the Autobots capture Soundwave hoping to force the Deception to give up Megatron’s plans. That, however, proves a little harder than the Autobots had planned. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) leads a team to stop the Decepticons from retrieving another important piece of their plan as Laserbeak shows up to save Soundwave and deliver his new orders: capture Ratchet (Jeffrey Combs) and deliver the Autobot medic to Megatron.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the Autobots as “Minus One” comes to an end. Predaking (Peter Mensah) beats Optimus Prime in one-on-one combat, Ultra Mangus (Michael Ironside) struggles with the loss of his hand, the Deceptions continue to gather the resources they need to rebuild and activate the Omega Lock, the location of the Autobots’ base is discovered, and Ratchet is left at the mercy of Soundwave and the Decepticons. I suspect things will get worse for our heroes before they get better.