- Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
- Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Hope made the Autobots continue their futile resistance in these hours of despair. They had fought valiantly. They always did. It was one of the keys to the riddle Decepticons were still trying to solve. The resolve of the Autobots when driven against a wall had kept their cause alive despite being outnumbered by the Decepticons on many theaters of their never ending war. But here on Nebulos, the Autobot resistance was falling. In the end it did not matter how valiantly one fought, not when opposition was overwhelming. It only delayed the inevitable. The mighty Ironside had been cut down like his famous armor had been made of tinfoil. The clever Rad, known for his intelligence had fared no better. Nor his loyal companion, Lionizer. Even Pointblank, a grizzled veteran of thousands battles had been overwhelmed. One by one the Autobots were falling before the might of the Decepticon war machine.
Some continued to press on. Like Comcast, the communications specialist of this particular Autobot counter infiltration cell. Comcast was relatively inexperienced as a soldier. Out here on the battlefield he was out of his element. But he never gave up either. He knew Pyro was still standing. And that meant they still had Hope. He only had to buy Pyro more time. Pointblank and Rad had managed to pull the attention of the Sweeps, leaving Comcast just enough time to get into a position and create a powerful jamming field over the Nebulan town. Effectively shredding the Decepticon battlefield communications into garbled, distorted mess. The single most important advantage of it? It cut off the link between the numerous Insecticon diaclones and Turmoil who had used the Swarm as means of keeping track of the enemy positions and picking him targets outside his own line of sight.
When the jamming field took effect, Turmoil became a prisoner of his own smokescreen. The powerful Decepticon warlord had been counting on the Swarm's ability of providing him targeting data and with the link lost, he was as blind as Pyro was. The various proximity sensors and vision modes still allowed him good enough short range 'picture' of his surrounding but the ionized smoke effectively cut his long distance sensor range to a small portion of its normal range.
Frustrated but hardly beaten, Turmoil turned off the smoke generators in his legs and began backing off from the cloud of smoke he had let loose to hide his exact position from Pyro. Hopefully the Sweeps with the assistance of Bomb-Burst and Horri-Bull could pin the Autobot down for long enough for the Decepticon warlord to regain his targeting ability. That could hardly be taken for granted though.
Backing down forced him out of the position between Pyro and the Decepticon supply depot, but it had brought Turmoil far enough from the veil of ionized smoke to allow his long range sensors to be of use again, although not through the smoke. It had also brought him in contact with the Swarm again, though only through direct laser communications. It gave him no ability to see inside the cloud of smoke. What it did however, was allowing Turmoil to see around it. And when it came to the Swarm, Comcast had no place to hide from them. The moment the Swarm pinpointed Comcast's position to their commanding officer was removed from the moment Comcast's world exploded only by couple of astroseconds.
Smoke rising from his cannon barrel, Turmoil turned his attention back to Pyro's last known position while the Sweeps set out to find the possible surviving stragglers in the edge of the town. Despite the Autobots' stubborn attempt to fight superior enemy - it was almost over now. Only one Autobot was still resisting and he was resisting hard. The moment the Swarm brought Pyro's real position back to Turmoil's targeting grid, the supply depot they had come to protect exploded violently with power nearly comparable to the atom bomb dropped to Hiroshima.
The shockwaves of the explosion swept across the town, clearing the smoke and Insecticon Swarm off the skies while turning most of the buildings in the town to rubble. Even the massive Turmoil was knocked down by the force of the explosion given his relatively short range to the supply depot. His construction however was far too strong to suffer more than minor damage from the explosion at this range. Seething from rage, the powerful Decepticon commander pulled himself up, only to find Pyro doing the same roughly a block worth of ruined buildings away from his own position. With a furious scowl on his face behind the cracked mask veiling it, Turmoil aimed his cannon arm at Pyro's left thigh and let loose a destructive beam of particles towards the lone resisting Autobot.