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Season 2
Autobot Spike
Changing Gears
The Autobot Run
The Immobilizer
Day of the Machines
The Core
City of Steel
A Prime Problem
Dinobot Island 1
Dinobot Island 2
Triple Takeover
The Golden Lagoon
A Decepticon In King Arthurs Court
The Secret of Omega Supreme
Attack of the Autobots
Atlantis Arise!
Enter the Nightbird
Insecticon Syndrome
Master Builders
Desertion of the Dinobots1
Desertion of the Dinobots2
Megatrons Master Plan 1
Megatrons Master Plan 2
Blaster Blues
The God Gambit
Make Tracks
Child's Play
The Gambler
Sea Change
Prime Target
Auto Bop
Hoist Goes to Hollywood
The Search For Alpha Trion
The Key to Vector Sigma 1
The Key to Vector Sigma 2
War Dawn
The Girl Who Loved Powerglide
Trans-Europe Express
Cosmic Rust
Starscream's Brigade
The Revenge Of Bruticus
Quest for Survival
Aerial Assault


Some human miners have just struck gold when the Decepticons attack and capture all but one of them. Megatron allows him to call for help, so that the Autobots will come to the rescue.

The Autobots arrive, as Megatron planned, but are unable to attack the Decepticons because Megatron releases the human captives between the warring sides. Megatron then targets and abducts the Autobot Gears.

In Africa, Megatron removes a circuit from Gears that he needs to operate his latest invention, the Solar Needle, which draws energy directly from the Sun. Gears' personality instantly changes from a grouchy complainer to an obedient yes-man, since that same circuit modulated his personality.

Back at the Autobot Volcano, the ground shakes and solar flares are visible. They locate the disturbance in central Africa and leave to investigate.

At the Solar Needle Gears continues to work for Megatron but cannot understand why he loves being a slave. Meanwhile the Autobots blast their way through the dense jungle toward the Solar Needle. Once there the Autobots attack, but discover that Megatron has an energy shield around the operation.

Optimus Prime determines that the only weak point in the force field is through the place that the solar energy is gathered. Cliffjumper impulsively dives into the beam and knocks out Megatron's force field, and the Autobots begin their assault.

Optimus and Megatron battle and Optimus tells Megatron that the Solar Needle will destroy the Sun and the earth, but Megatron refuses to listen. Megatron holds Optimus hostage and forces the Autobots to surrender, but Optimus asks Gears to sabotage the Solar Needle, which Gears is pleased to do. Optimus and the Autobots begin their attack again, and the Decepticons retreat.

After some professional differences of opinion, Ratchet and Wheeljack turn the Solar Needle off and return the Sun to normal, with some help from Optimus Prime. Gears is given his personality circuit back and becomes his old, cranky self again. After they destroy the Solar Needle, the Autobots leave Gears in the jungle while he continues to complain.


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Submitted by: BlackZarak ......................... 2000 Axalon Underground

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