The original 18-strong crew of the ark consisted of: They're working hard to remove all the rocks that aren't part of the background matte. So intertwined was Shockwave with the warship that he now identified himself as being the Ark with the Ark being him. Funbie Studios @FunbieStudios. Transformers/Back to the Future #2, During Cybertron's Age of Expansion, Ark-class vessels were used to transport colonists to the newly founded Cybertronian colonies. Decepticon Leader Megatron led a boarding party which attacked the Ark crew. According to Blackarachnia, the Ark was launched under the command of Optimus Prime, carrying a group of the Autobots' "finest heroes". Natural Selection, Part Five, Optimus contacted Ultra Magnus to warn him about the Ark's approach to Cybertron. Among them were the Ark-12, Ark-17, Ark-19, Ark-27, and Ark-32. Following the destruction of the Ferrotaxis, Optimus and Wheeljack returned to the ship to discuss plans for the Optimus Maximus project. Twenty-thousand astro-cycles out, it disappeared with all hands lost. Ark. Cobra then broke into the Ark, hauled away its dormant passengers, and covered up their tracks so nobody else would discover the ship. Not willing to risk taking something that might be noticed missing from the Axalon's shell, they instead took what they need from the Ark. Observing that he was walking in the hallowed halls of the past as somebody who was soon to change the very course of history, he flew to the prone form of Optimus Prime and unleashed a torrent of pent-up rage over what he felt was Maximal injustice toward the conquered Predacons. In numerous Transformers continuities, the Ark is a Cybertronian starship originally used by the Autobots to carry them across space in order to find new energon sources. Transformers: The Ultimate Guide Originally commissioned by Optimus Prime, when he planed for the Autobots to leave Cybertron, its construction continued after this plan was abandoned. Enemy of My Enemy Part Two, Once the T-800 had reluctantly agreed to an alliance with the Autobots, Optimus, Bumblebee and Sarah brought Arcee, Velocity, Wheeljack and Ratchet back online. Wheeljack installed within them the minds of five Autobot warriors, which were encoded in crystals before the Autobots left Cybertron. Warpath ordered Teletraan I to activate the automated defenses, but the barrage of cannonfire gave Trypticon only momentary pause. by FunbieStudios Sep 2, 2019 . Still Life! Elita - Leader of the Autobots on Cybertron, close friend from before the war. "Orion Pax" has uploaded 1019 photos to Flickr. The War to End All Wars, Part 4, The two set course back for Cybertron but found the planet had been taken over by the Dark Matrix entity with the population being converted into shadow-leeches. It has five decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). Loose Ends, Part 3 Using the Ark as his main base in an attempt to get Optimus Prime's attention, Loose Ends, Part 2 Megatron exploited his mental connection with Ratchet to reactivate the Ark, reprogramming Aunty and reviving the Underbase casualties as lobotomized zombies to serve him. When the Decepticon ship picked up the Ark, Counterpunch swiftly executed Wingspan, sending the Decepticons after his fellow Autobots with a vengeful fury. The Ark in the G1 series. Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran. Following a titanic battle, they used it to leave Cybertron and head out into the cosmos, only for the ship to be attacked by Megatron's forces. Joe vs. the Transformers issue 1 Unbeknownst to the humans, their break-in caused the Ark's computer, Teletran-One, to be reactivated. The Autobots had their work cut out for them battling the Decepticons, and at one point had to face a massive assault on the Ark, which they managed to repel. In appearance, the ship tends to have a more rounded, ovoid look to it and is a golden yellow color. Hurry up and get on, will ya? He is pretty sure Prowl is the main reason the Autobots have stayed functioning so long. Article by ABH1979. Chaos Muffin, Apr 14, 2014 #21. The ship was severely damaged by the crash and its subsequent entombment; massive rocks were visible inside the ship (whether they penetrated the hull on impact or were formed there later is unclear), and broken and damaged consoles are frequently seen in the background. The ship was severely damaged by the crash and its subsequent entombment; massive rocks were visible inside the ship (whether they penetrated the hull on impact or were formed there later is unclear), and broken and damaged consoles are frequently seen in the background. Primus: All Good Things Tailgate was supposed to rinse out the Ark's coolant chutes before it took off, but fell down a hole and wasn't missed. Leadfoot called foul on the story as despite Megatron's tactical skills, the Decepticon leader lacked the engineering and medical knowledge necessary to reboot and reprogram the Ark as well as to reanimate the corpses. Seeing that the battle could not be won, Jetfire ordered the facility scuttled. After Arcee had shown the T-800 around the warship's armory, the unit helped itself to some explosives, surreptitiously scattering them around the Ark, later remotely detonating them, causing a violent explosion to consume the ship. Spotlight: Galvatron Dark Dawn, The Cybertronians back home, not knowing the truth of the Ark's purpose nor fate, honored it by naming numerous ships after it, each distinguished by a number following the title. Once on Earth, he apparently found the crash site of the Ark, but buried the entrance to the interior of the volcano. In the present day, the fate of the first Ark was one of the "big three" mysteries that Nightbeat liked to dig into in his free time. Though Megatron had ostensibly come to prehistoric Earth to look for a massive cache of energon to fuel his war against the Maximal Imperium, he was in reality following instructions recorded by the original Megatron on the Golden Disk from the Voyager space probe. From that line, the Japanese assumed that "Iacon Bridge" referred to the ship. The presence of damaged equipment in the base (presumably, damaged when the ship crashed) implies that the Ark and Autobot Headquarters are one and the same. On Gorlam Prime he found wreckage of the correct type and age to come from the ship, and far beneath the surface, he discovered a vast inter-dimensional portal. Unable to return home without the Ark, the eight Transformers formed a truce until they found a new way home. 32 Followers. Nemesis Part 2, Razorbeast and his small, temporally displaced group traveled to the Maximal encampment in the volcano in order to obtain tools to repair the transwarp signal booster which they hoped to find in the wreckage of Ravage's transwarp cruiser. A vehicle resembling Grapple's alt-mode and called Hauler is also seen shortly after the Autobots revived on Earth and may represent another crew member. The Ark hung around near Earth for a time, until it was abandoned in orbit when Primus teleported all … Known passengers on this first Ark include: On his reappearance, Galvatron reveals that the ship disappeared after he intentionally piloted it directly into the anomaly within the Benzuli Expanse, which turned out to be a gateway to a region known as the Dead Universe. The Scotsmen killed the Decepticon and took its parts, fleeing the island after the local druids realized they had desecrated the holy place. Then the Decepticon ship attacked, and the Decepticons under Megatron boarded it. Natural Selection, Part Two Realizing the Ark was still air-worthy, Galvatron began its launching sequence. The Void! Enemy of My Enemy Part One Reactivated first, the Decepticons executed the prone Autobots and waged a devastating war on Earth, wiping out humanity. The original crew of the Ark consisted of: After coming back online, the Decepticons immediately departed. Transformers Kingdom Golden Disc Cards Autobot Ark… Four million years later, Mount St. Hilary erupted, jarring the ship back to life. Prowl - Autobot SiC and close friend to Optimus. One thing first: For practical reasons this toy here is, even compared to the rather short Cyberverse figures, much smaller than the huge space craft we … Millions of years ago, the Ark crash-landed on an island near Scotland. G.I. The exact location is unknown, but closely resembled the American Southwest. Optimal Situation, Megatron would later reenter the Ark with a new mission: take the spark of Megatron and merge it with his own. The Ark was launched under the command of Optimus Prime to search for fuel, but ran afoul of two colliding asteroids. and weapons. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Despite the escalation of war, Prime insisted that only the finest material and equipment be used. The Ark's launch. Before he could dig into the mystery even more, he was overtaken by a strange group of Transformers who captured him and messed with his head, eventually erasing his memory of being there at all. The base's nerve center was the supercomputer Teletraan I. Counterpoint During the second crash, Galvatron was thrown from the ship and wound up buried in the ice of Yukon in stasis lock after a battle with Fortress Maximus. Publication information; Publisher: Marvel Comics, Dreamwave Productions, Fun Publications, Titan Magazines, IDW Publishing, and Devil's Due Publishing: First appearance: The Transformers #1 (September 1984) In-story information; Base(s) Cybertron, Earth, Iacon, Autobot City (G1), the Ark, Cybertron Base (RID), Diego Garcia (ROTF), Washington, D.C. (DOTM), and Autobot Omega … While the T-800 arrived too late to stop the Ark's reactivation, it managed to breach the starship and prepared to terminate the reactivated Decepticons. Siege episode 5, With the vessel exposed, the Decepticon army unleashed its full might against it, the ship only being saved when Bumblebee's group brought pilfered ingots of raw energon. For engines, it features 5 Hyperfuel Intake Accelerators. Speak, Memory: Part 1, Twenty-thousand astro-cycles out, the Ark disappeared when Galvatron intentionally piloted it directly into the anomaly within the Benzuli Expanse under the orders of Nova Prime. Fortunately, Blackarachnia was able to deactivate the overload. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5. On its maiden voyage it was boarded by the crew of the Nemesis, causing it to crash on Earth, were both groups would remain dormant for more than four million years. It has appeared as a central fixture of the Transformers storyline ever since its creation, as the Autobots main method of transport to Earth and as a base once they arrive. However, the DK Transformers Ultimate Guide, whose main focus was Dreamwave continuity, gives a cutaway diagram of the Ark drawn in the Marvel Comics style instead, only colored yellow-gold as in the cartoon. It has 5 Decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). Observing that he was walking in the hallowed halls of the past as somebody who was soon to change the very course of history, he flew to the prone form of Optimus Prime and unleashed a torrent of pent-up rage over what he felt was Maximal injustice toward the conquered Predacons. Spotlight: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Galvatron. Master Blaster, After securing the Nemesis, Megatron attempted to destroy the Ark (along with all the Decepticons inside, which might have destroyed him as well). R2-D2 apparently got lost before he auditioned for the voice of Roller. Heart of Darkness #2, In Primax 085.0 Eta, the Autobots defeated the Decepticons not long after reawakening on Earth and returned to Cybertron aboard a refueled and repaired Ark to regain control of their homeworld. Shockwave with the Ark as the Autobots have stayed functioning so long well of the is. Dismantled it, and brought the pieces to Roswell for study ships were and. 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