Quote:After that came the Five Faces of Darkness story that starts about 6 months to a year after the movie. Cybertron is secure, Earth defenses are being augmented and Metroplex is nearly built. Rodimus seems confident as leader, then the Quintessons strike. Rodimus does a have moment when he asks "Why'd I have to be the chosen one?" He nearly gets killed and enters the Matrix which clues him in about the location of their missing friends on the Quint's homeworld. After they rescue them, Rodimus realizes he needs some time in the Matrix for more answers and shorts himself out to enter it. ( I suspect that given time he wouldn't need to do that, but Optimus had the thing for 9 million years so his link would be stronger)
Sorry to nitpick, but just to be clear:
1) FFoD is in 2005, same as the movie. It's said at the start of pt. 1. The year 2006 was applied afterward, but forget where first.
2) Perceptor explains in FFoD pt. 1 that, at the great battle at Autobot City (from the film), Metroplex's cog was destroyed, and had built a new one for Wheelie and Blurr to deliver.
Yes but Autobot City and Metroplex were shown as 2 separate things instead of Metroplex being the core of the city like in the comics
Metroplex himself must have been under construction during the movie considering he was not deployed AND that Springer and Arcee had to manually transform the city