bio/story credits to the very talented (and helpful) David "Fabexmax" Walton
Following the defeats at the hands of Unicron (TF Movie) and the the Predacons (Call of the primals) The dinobots start to show signs of mutiny in the ranks of the Dinobots. Slag and Sludge question if Grimlock is truly the strongest one there is. Before a battle for a shift of power can begin with their ranks, they are interupted by one of the few Autobots all the Dinobots trust, Wheelie. He informs Grimlock that Gnaw, Wheelie's pet Sharticon went haywire destroyed a small Cybertronian fair, and commendered a shuttle and left for the Quintesson planet! In an attempt to regain control Grimlock decrees that the Dinobots will go to the Quinteson planet and retrieve Gnaw. The other dinobots are leary, but Wheelie's excited cheers about not only returning to his home planet and saving his pet/friend sway them to follow Grimlocks plan. Not being known for their piloting skills, Grimlock, Wheelie, and the Dinobots find Scattershot in the Autobot hanger and convince him to deploy them on the Quintesson planet for a recon mission. Once on the planet, they find that things are amiss. A lone Quintesson looking to reclaim the power that was usurped from them via Hot Rod, Kup, and the Dinobots has initiated Protocol: Frenzy, a program designed to reboot all the Sharticons and send them on a seek and detroy mission throughout the cosmos. Millions of them! Once on the planet, the dinobots are immediately attacked and their ship is over run and literally devoured. The Dinobots and Scattershot fight valiantly, but the sheer numbers of the Sharticons is too great and they are over run. In the midst of the battle Wheelie is searching for the spark of Gnaw, and while doing so is mortally wounded by some Sharticons forcing the heroes to retreat and regroup in Wheelies former hideaway on the planet. Defeated and with no way off the planet or to call reenforcements, their fate seems doomed. Slag says the Dinobots would crush the Sharticons with stronger leader! The fight that started on Cybertron continues in Wheelie's bunker. But in their weakened state, the battle is over shortly as Scattershot states this is madness, you are a TEAM! Scattershot states that if the other Technobots were there, they'd have a fighting chance with Computron. Then the as Grimlock surveys the bunker he sees Swoop holding the dying Wheelie, but also notices that Wheelie has scavenged parts and pieces from the left of parts of the various "residenst" of the planet. "me Grimlock say we, Dinobots ARE a team, and Dinobots shall save the day!" He looks at Scattershot. "You Scattershot will make Dinobots combine" We will be the strongest. We Will crush all those who stand in our way." "But thats... thats... INSANE" Scattershot states, thinking about the sheer destruction all of their powers combined would unleash on this planet, let alone the universe "...but what other choice do we have."Slag and Sludge have enough of following BORING Grimlock" We rather die on Shark planet befor...."Enough!!!!" Swoop says while holding the almost lifeless Wheelie. "Grimlock is dinobot, we are dinobots, he is leader, WE follow Grimlock. Friend Wheelie need our help" All the while Scattershot has surveyed and scan the items into his databanks, and scans Wheelie's body and all of the dinobots..."And help him we will Swoop"
(yes, Wheelie IS the head)