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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I'm still not crazy about this combat deal, Optimus. We all know how tricky Megatron can be. I mean, they don't call those creeps 'Decepticons' for nothing.
The code specifies a fair battle, Spike. Under those rules, I'm confident I can beat Megatron. Besides, if he does not abide by the rules, Teletraan 1 will tell us. The time for the battle approaches. Autobots, transform! Roll out!
[the Autobots transform to vehicles and drive to the battle site