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Transformers
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Season 3
FF of Darkness 1
FF of Darkness 2
FF of Darkness 3
FF of Darkness 4
FF of Darkness 5
The Killing Jar
Chaos
Dark Awakening
Forever is a Long Time Coming
Fight or Flee
Thief in the Night
Starscream's Ghost
Ghost in the Machine
Surprise Party
Madman's Paradise
Nightmare Planet
Webworld
Carnage in C-Minor
Big Broadcast of 2006
The Quintesson Journal
Dweller in the Depths
Only Human
The Ultimage Weapon
The Face Of Ninjika
Call of the Primitives
Grimlock's New Brain
Money Is Everything
The Burden Hardest to Bear
The Return Of Optimus Prime 1
The Return Of Optimus Prime 2

THE KILLING JAR


A Quintesson Scientist conducts behavioural studies by kidnapping specimens from the various races involved in the Cybertronian War.

He abducts Ultra Magnus as his Autobot specimen by disguising his ship as Skylynx. He conducts his first experiment by having a holographic Rodimus Prime attack Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus defends against the Rodimus hologram, but tries not to harm what he believes to be his leader. After the initial experiment, the Quintesson reveals Ultra Magnus' true predicament. The Quintesson sets course for Charr, for his next specimen.

On Charr, Cyclonus is going through target practice simulations, when he is summoned to a ship to speak with Galvatron. Inside, he is attacked by Galvatron. Cyclonus defends himself against what he believes to be his leader, and subdues him, in much the same manner as Ultra Magnus. The Quintesson Scientist heads toward Junkion.

By using a television show, the Quintesson traps Wreck-Gar. The scientist tries to shock the Junkion by placing him in a sterile room; a stark contrast to his cluttered life on the Planet of Junk. Instead of going catatonic, as the Quintesson expects, Wreck-Gar rips pieces of the wall and floor down, and makes a mess of the place, sitting happily among the debris.

Later, at an Earth Defense Command Space Station. Marissa Fairborne is greeted by her father, Flint. Once inside the ship, the doors close, and her "father" shapeshifts intoa Quintesson monster, but makes no agggressive move. Captain Fairborne quickly attacks the hologram monster. She too, like the others, soon learns that she is being held captive by the Quintesson Scientist. The Quintesson scientist lowers the Electron bars so that he may experiment on her. He begins by shocking her into submission.

Wreck-Gar launches his hand at the cell controls, shorts out the Quintesson's submission device and releases Marissa. While Marissa tries to free Ultra Magnus, an Electron storm hits the ship, arcing through the ship and the robots aboard.

The Quintesson guard fights to steer the ship out of the storm, while Marissa futily tries to free Ultra Magnus. Finally, Ultra Magnus grabs the bars and shorts them out with his own body, releasing the other prisoners. A fight ensues.

While the robots fight their captors, Marissa tries to change the ship's course to take them back home. To her horror she finds that the ship is now caught in the gravitational field of a black hole. They send out a distress signal. The Quintesson scientist flees toward the aft section of the ship. The others chase after him.

They find him in an escape pod, and force him out of it. They begin arguing over who should get the pod to escape, and Ultra Magnus and Wreck-Gar go to put Marissa in the pod, but the Quintesson Guard prevents that. The escape pod lauches unmanned and is sucked into the void. The decompression sucks Ultra Magnus out of the airlock and toward the black hole.

Cyclonus rescues Ultra Magnus from the collapsed star, believing that warriors should die in battle.

They spot a derelict ship being pulled into the singularity, foreshadowing their own fate. Soon their engines give out and they are pulled in.

They are ejected from the other side of the black hole, called a white hole, where colors are reversed. The Quintesson Scientist surmises that if they go into the white hole at the correct trajectory, then they can return to their universe. Using parts volunteered from the robot captives they repair the engines and pass back through the event horizon.

Back in their original universe, they discover a stand-off between the Autobots, Decepticons & Quintessons. Each agrees to rejoin their respective parties and leave the area, ending the battle and returning to their homes.

 
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