TRANSFORMERS: SEEDS OF DECEPTION
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Lineart by Nicola Perugini
Colors by Nasmik Allen
Story and lettering by Franco Villa
Story and project by Peter Istyle
Edits by Joe Teanby NOTES
Featured in this page:
1. Onslaught, Shockwave, Razorclaw,
2. Motormaster, Astrotrain, Divebomb.
4. Brawl, Starscream, Thrust
5. Nameless Decepticons whose designs may look familiar (Snapdragon? Vortex?) but whose colors make them "repaints". And Repaints are independent characters, just ask Hasbro.
The "discipline of pain" is a reference to page 2 of The War Within (vol 1) #3
, where Starscream states:"Just pain.
It's Megatron's way of controlling us.
The Arena, the Forge, the Branding Pit...we've been gradually conditioned, tempered.
We inflict pain, we take it.
It's what it is to be a Decepticon."
The SoD series featured the Arena, but not the Forge or the Branding Pit.
Will there ever be room for that, in an additional chapter of the series (maybe an Onslaught/Razorclaw
For now, you can find hints of these two untold "steps" of the Decepticon indoctrination in page 6 of SoD: Trannis
and page 16 of SoD: Starscream
How is the Gladiator about to be reborn?
Hasn't he just done that, by receiving Trannis' Spark Core?
As you might remember, the Gladiator Armor
is actually a walking Protoform Pod, acting as an incubation chamber for something that it's still in the making.