The Transformers: Season 2, Episode 44

War Dawn (25 Dec. 1985)
"Transformers" War Dawn (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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Some Aerialbots start to have doubts about their cause, some have started to admire Megatron, and are thinking of switching sides. They get pulled into a time warp, and end up on Cybertron,... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Silverbolt (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Omega Supreme (voice)
Shockwave / Dion / Alpha Trion (voice)
Laurie Faso ...
Skydive / Orion Pax (voice)
Ed Gilbert ...
Superion (voice)
Teletraan I (voice)
Chris Latta ...
Starscream / Wheeljack (voice)
Fireflight (voice)
Ratchet (voice)
Ariel (voice)
Slingshot / Air Raid (voice)
Megatron / Soundwave / Skywarp (voice)


Some Aerialbots start to have doubts about their cause, some have started to admire Megatron, and are thinking of switching sides. They get pulled into a time warp, and end up on Cybertron, before the current war began. They'll discover more about Megatron, and the origin of one of their own. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Did You Know?


In the past, Megatron destroyed Orion Pax and Ariel, and the other Decepticons destroyed Dion. Alpha Trion managed to rebuild Orion Pax and Ariel into Optimus Prime and Elita 1, but Dion's fate is not revealed. Some fans speculate that Alpha Trion fixed him too, rebuilding him into either Ironhide or Ultra Magnus, but that speculation was never verified. See more »


After being repaired, Orion Pax/Optimus Prime was well aware that Alpha Trion was the one who re-built him, and asked him to do the same to his girlfriend Ariel/Elita One. Yet in The Transformers: The Search for Alpha Trion, Optimus Prime seems to have no idea of that. Though nine millions years passed since then, it is unlikely that Optimus Prime could have forgotten thing like that. See more »


Optimus Prime: [their first encounter] You've caused enough destruction for ONE day, Megatron!
Megatron: I haven't even STARTED yet.
[fires at Optimus. It just bounces off his chest]
Megatron: YOU! Who are you?
Optimus Prime: Your WORST nightmare!
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Brilliant stuff
21 January 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Hard to write this one without giving too much away, but most of the Transformers past and how the Decepticons rose to power is not really explained until this episode. A few revelations about key characters are made too. This is one cartoon which delivers stories by the bucketload! Any Transformers fans out there who haven't seen this will have to soon! Particularly with the movie on the horizon. The Autobots losing the war, Prime's background, and how the Decepticons are so feared are all in this one. Nice follow up to The Key To Vector Sigma. The Aerialbots uncertainty as to the war and the Decepticons make this interesting as I'm sure people ask, do any of either side have doubts as to weather they're on the right side!

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