The Constructicons attack a construction site and steal energy machine parts needed for Megatron's current scheme. With this done, Megatron challenges Optimus Prime for a duel according to Cybertron law: the leaders of the opposing armies engage in one-on-one battle, without additional reinforcement, and the loser must exile himself and his army to deep space for eternity. Optimus, confident that he can beat Megatron under these terms, agrees. The Constructicons assemble the stolen components into power-transfer machine, which Megatron uses to obtain the powers of all the other Decepticons - against the combat rules. To ensure that the Autobots will not discover the cheat, Megatron sends the Constructicons to the Autobots' headquarters, so they will destroy Teletraan 1 while the Autobots are watching the battle. During the battle, Optimus fights valiantly, but multi-powered Megatron has the upper hand from the beginning. It seems Megatron's plot succeeds, but he forgot one important ... Written by
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The story revolves around Megatron empowering himself with the special abilities of the other Decepticons to use against Optimus Prime. During their duel, he showcases Starscream's cluster bombs and null rays, Reflector's light-generating abilities, Rumble's earthquakes, Skywarp's teleportation, and Thundercracker's sonic abilities. In fact, Thundercracker's sonic ability was never even used by Thundecracker himself, thus this episode is the only occasion where it's shown. See more
When Starscream lands behind Megatron before the latter's duel with Optimus Prime, the animators forgot to animate the dust Starscream's feet stir up, so we can see that his legs are not fully drawn, and instead of feet, they end in paint blotches. See more
[the Constructicons find the location of Teletraan 1, above the tunnel they dug
[activating his shovel sensors
Now, the Autobot computer, Teletraan 1, is just beyond this cavern ceiling.
We'll have to blast through. Mixmaster, we need acid!
Okay. Er, let's mix up some, uh, H2SO4 with, er... with, er, HCl, with, er... I know! I'll combine some of each of the stronger acids!
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