Megatron uses a piece of Rampage's spark on a new blank pod in order to resurrect Dinobot as a Transmetal Predacon. While trying to stop him, Cheetor becomes critically injured.
Did You Know?
The full first scene is of course a homage to the Frankenstein movies, with the lightning storm, Megatron acting as the evil scientist, Waspinator as Igor, and the newly born Dinobot II playing the part of Frankenstein's monster. See more
Even though it's a crucial plot device, it is never explained how Megatron obtained the Transmetal driver. See more
What happened to Cheetor?
[Depthcharge gives Primal Cheetor's breastplate
Kid was tough. He went out fighting.