After being severely damaged in battle with Bludgeon and the Mayhem Attack Squad on the ravaged planet Klo, Prime in put into a repair bay to heal his injured body. His Power Master body has suffered extensive damage.
Prime starts to remembering how many countless times this has happened. Looking at Ratchet "What is it all for? Megatron, Bludgeon, Shockwave, there’s always another enemy luring on the horizon. Always one step closer to putting out my spark for good."
Ratchet: " This is why you’re our Prime, you’re the answer to all these evils. Just relax Optimus.We’ll have you fixed up in no time " Prime: "Like so many times before"
As Prime slips into sleep he hears the Matrix calls him…Engulfing him into the light and pulling him to another time.
Prime is shown a savage war. Prime thinks to himself “Is this the past or the Future?”.
He’s watches a courageous Transformer named Primal. Both organic and machine on a somewhat familiar world. His body is something Optimus has seen before. Much like the Pretenders we developing on the Steel Haven from the stolen plans of Scorponok.(The Transformers (Marvel US) #40, "Pretender to the Throne!" )But these beings did not use it for disguises, they were both organic and machine as one.
Prime see’s flashes of battles, Organics and Transmetal soldiers. The uncertain future of Cybertron. The namesake of Megatron and Prime live on into the future..or is this the past?
Then he sees the Ark, where he and the Autobots laid dormant for so many years. He’s see’s a new tyrant named Megatron lining up to destroy him. "Why are you showing me the past ? Has this already transpired"? Booom
Flash of Light. Clearing the landscape, he see’s Primal protecting his spark from Destruction. Combining it with his own "He’s saved me, before I awoke so long ago."
Prime seen how they were together as Optimal Optimus as they shared his spark. His existence is a direct reflection of Primal’s own determination. That determination will protect his resting soul in the past. It’s a circle he can’t escape from. The Future and the past is one. The burden is to be shared!
"PRIME" He hears Ratchet calling. Losing focus and brought back into Ratchets repair bay. "Your Powermaster armor is pretty much destroyed" Were re-scanning you. Teletran-1 is rebuilding your original earth Alt mode. it will take some time before you’re ready to Roll Out". Prime: "Wait, I have an idea. Contact Maximus on the Steel Haven, Tell him I want initiate the Pretender process for myself until my body is repaired."
Rachet: "You, an Organic human? Don’t you think you would need something with a little more..bulk?" Prime: "Human? not exactly".