Episode 23: Rebellion
Sideways is seen on the moon composing a report for an unknown
audience. He has come to a conclusion that the Decepticons are losing
the battle with the Autobots because of Megatron´s poor leadership.
Later, in Decepticon headquarters, Sideways is seen repairing his foot,
and other Decepticons return to base from the latest battle. Morale
isn´t high in the team. As the two of them enter a room, Starscream
asks Megatron what he´s going to do about the situation and Megatron
blames Starscream for their latest defeat. Megatron attackes and does
serious damage to Starscream. Concerned, Demolisher and Sideways break
into the room and Megatron lets Starscream go.
Starscream flies off to have some time alone. Sideways asks Demolisher
why he´s still loyal to a leader like Megatron and goes after
Starscream. Sideways then talks with Starscream, saying that Megatron
has lost the control of situation and that Starscream would make a
Next, Sideways is seen with Megatron, whom he asks why he let
Starscream live. Megatron has the Starsaber in his hand, and Sideways
makes a comment that it is the key to Decepticons´ leadership. Megatron
is offended and sends Sideways angrily away.
Elsewhere, Starscream has doubts about his role in the Decepticon team,
which he's been part of since his spark came online. Demolisher appears
and the two are having a talk, when Sideways appears with orders for
Starscream to go guard the Mini-Cons. Outraged by what he sees as a
humiliating task, Starscream rushes to destroy the warpgate.
In the throne room Starscream meets Sideways, who tells him that
Megatron is outside waiting. Sideways´ efforts at pitting the two
decepticons against each other has succeeds when Starscream finds
Megatron tells Starscream that he has a chance to become Decepticon
leader and take the Starsaber, if he can best Megatron in a battle.
Demolisher, Cyclonus and Sideways arrive on the scene. Starscream
proves to be no match for Megatron, who taunts him, trying to make
Starscream fight back harder. Megatron declares to all present that the
duel is at an end and that he´s making an example of Starscream.
Sideways´ plan doesn't seem to work as he'd hoped because Megatron doesn´t
use the Starsaber to defeat Starscream. Starscream tries to fight back,
but is finally knocked down and told by Megatron that his weakness in
battle and sense of honour are what prevent him from achieving victory
over Megatron. Megatron also makes the point that, if need be, he´s
ready for a challenge from his soldiers, before leaving. But Sideways
thinks that he´s found a weakness in Megatron which he can use later:
Megatron didn´t finish Starscream when he had the chance.
Later we see a short battlefield scene. Demolisher offers to help
Megatron against Optimus Prime, but is ordered to go after Mini-Cons.
During the battle, Starscream has an opportunity to strike Megatron
from behind, but when Blurr attacks with Skyboom, Starscream chooses to
protect Megatron instead. Over this, Sideways narrates how good it
feels to fight as a team again and that the battle still continues
undecided between the Decepticons and the Autobots.
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