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Transformers: The Dark Twist Behind Earthrise's Project Nemesis, Explained

Netflix's Transformers: War for Cybertron -- Earthrise reveals a dark twist about Project Nemesis, and it could offer the Decepticons victory.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Transformers: War for Cybertron -- Earthrise, now streaming on Netflix.

In Netflix's Transformers: War for Cybertron -- Siege, Megatron realized he needed a trump card to defeat the Autobots. Thanks to the intervention of the Guardian, Omega Supreme, at the planet's space-bridge, Optimus Prime was able to toss the Allspark to Earth and escape with the Teletraan I ark, leaving Megatron with a dying planet.

However, come Earthrise, Megatron has a plan called Project Nemesis, and it paints him as an even more sadistic figure than first assumed.

RELATED: Transformers: Earthrise Proves [SPOILER] Is Optimus Prime's True Successor

Elita and Jetfire are scrounging around Cybertron to free Autobots, but they're stunned to find out Megatron's also imprisoning Decepticons. They liberate some, confused why he'd betray his own kind, but when they get captured, they realize it's all part of a bigger scheme. In the first few episodes, not much is revealed about this project other than Shockwave's heading it and he requires all auxiliary power, which is why various zones are being shut down.

Megatron then visits a derelict one, and after realizing it's not productive and there are too many wounded soldiers in the infirmary, he wants it to shut down, too. It would result in Decepticons going offline and Cybertron's population whittling bit by bit, but it all comes together when he and Shockwave reveal to Elita what they're up to. They need power for their ark, Nemesis, so it can pursue Optimus' ship across the galaxy and retrieve the Allspark. However, they're ravaging the bodies of robots they deem expendable, harnessing their sparks and turning them into Energon to fuel the ship.

RELATED: Transformers: Earthrise's Biggest Unanswered Questions

Elita's heartbroken Megatron would go so far, but without the Allspark, he has no choice. However, later on, when she escapes, there's another twist to the plot that Megatron might not know about when Shockwave fights her. He's hooked cables up into his body and is sucking the sparks directly into him, powering him up. Now, this fits his sinister scientist nature because it's a way of becoming bigger, stronger and faster, but it looks like he's kept this secret, maybe even to usurp his leader who's away with the Nemesis in the Dead Universe.

It's a game-changer because, as seen with many stories in the source material, Shockwave loves toying with sparks. This series could have him creating something akin to the Dark Spark, which is the opposite of the Matrix of Leadership and can reanimate dead soldiers as zombie-bots. He could also be transferring sparks in between robots to manipulate Decepticons and Autobots as spies. Either way, as Elita blows the citadel up, one can only hope she destroyed all the tech Shockwave was using for his evil scheme.

Developed by Rooster Teeth Studios, Transformers: War for Cybertron - Earthrise features the voice talents of Jake Foushee as Optimus Prime, Jason Marnocha as Megatron, Linsay Rousseau as Elita-1, Joe Zieja as Bumblebee, Frank Todaro as Starscream, Rafael Goldstein as Ratchet, Keith Silverstein as Jetfire, Todd Haberkorn as Shockwave & Red Alert, Edward Bosco as Ultra Magnus & Soundwave, Bill Rogers as Wheeljack, Sophia Isabella as Arcee, Brook Chalmers as Impactor, Shawn Hawkins as Mirage, Kaiser Johnson as Ironhide, Miles Luna as Teletraan I & Cliffjumper and Mark Whitten as Sideswipe & Skywarp. The series is now available on Netflix.

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Nemesis (G1)

The Nemesis is a space ship from the Generation 1continuity family.
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"Prepare for ship-to-ship intimacy."

The flagship of the Decepticon fleet, the Nemesis is a legendary Decepticon warship, most famous for being the Decepticon ship which ambushed and ultimately shot down the Ark.

Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

Marvel The Transformers comics

Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.

Megatron and his crew of Decepticons used the Nemesis to chase Optimus Prime and his crew of Autobots out into deep space. Eventually, the Decepticons boarded the Ark, the Autobots' ship, and left the Nemesis orbiting Earth. The Ark then crashed into Earth with all the Transformers on board, deactivating them and leaving the Nemesis in orbit with Shockwave to watch it. The Transformers

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Like some va...wait, what?

The Nemesis remained undisturbed, hidden from Earthling view with superior cloaking technology. In 2006, Galvatron traveled back in time to the year 1986 in order to build a large laser cannon to destroy Unicron. Upon completing the cannon, Galvatron tested its effectiveness on the orbiting Nemesis, destroying the ship with a single blast.Target: 2006

During the Decepticon Civil War, Shockwave's base was the Nemesis, which he had parked at the bottom of the ocean 4 million years ago when he fought the Dinobots.

The ship's identity and part of its backstory was revealed in the letters page,[citation needed] which directly conflicts the earlier UK story. Simon Furman wrote both stories, though not necessarily the letters page.

Transformers '84

The Nemesis was designed by Skyfire so Decepticon High Command could ambush the Autobots after they'd destroy the oncoming asteroid belt. Skyfire himself however was barred from boarding on Shockwave's orders, the lead scientist feeling that his subordinate's talents would be best utilized if he remained on Cybertron. After a delay with the absent Shockwave, the ship launched, Secrets & Lies #1 hiding behind an asteroid so it could ambush its Autobot counterpart. Deducing Optimus Prime's trap, Shockwave remained aboard the Nemesis during the fateful attack. After the Ark crashed on Earth, Shockwave used the ship to communicate with Counterpunch before the Coneheads boarded. Needing to verify on the status of the Ark, Shockwave incapacitated the three with a scraplet virus before he exited the ship. Solar cycles later, Counterpunch tried to make contact with the now overdue Shockwave, the ship rerouting the call to the scientist's hastily assembled mining station. Secrets & Lies #2 Still in orbit, the ship's environmental protocols cured the Coneheads of the scraplet virus. After they took stock of their situation, the trio blasted out of the Nemesis to find the Ark and Shockwave. Secrets & Lies #3

Though the Coneheads found the Ark, they also found a controlled Megatron channeling dangerously large amounts of antimatter, quickly taking their leave. Retreating back to the Nemesis, they found themselves unable to engage the propulsion system, contacting Straxus to deliver a status report and request rescue. Straxus agreed to send rescue but only on the condition that they stayed silent about the Ark, an offer that the Coneheads readily agreed to. Secrets & Lies #4

Crew

Generation 1 cartoon continuity

The Transformers cartoon

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When the Decepticons play a game of Asteroids, it's quite literal.

The Nemesis was the ship used by the Decepticons to pursue the Autobots. All the Decepticons left the ship to board the Ark and both ships ended-up crashing on prehistoric Earth. More than Meets the Eye, Part 1

Before the crash, however, several objects were ejected from the ship, including an escape pod A Plague of Insecticons and what would become the Pearl of Bahoudin. Trans-Europe Express

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Eh, it's not so big

In 1985, archaeologists eventually discovered the wreck of the Nemesis in South America. Once Soundwave relayed the news to Megatron, the Decepticons deployed immediately. Upon arriving, Megatron removed the Nemesis's power-source, the Heart of Cybertron and had Hook then install it in him. Imbued with near-limitless power, Megatron then attempted to destroy the Autobots, and almost succeeded, until the Heart of Cybertron was removed from his body and destroyed by Perceptor, Brawn and Bumblebee. Microbots

Crew

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Beast Wars cartoon

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And in four million years, its sister shipcrashes into the ocean, coming full circle.

The Nemesis was the flagship of the Decepticon fleet, and the most powerful warship that the Transformer race had ever built.

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Megs wanted his victims to know who it was that blew them up.

According to myth, it was responsible for shooting down the Ark. It was revealed that Tarantulas had discovered the wreckage of the Nemesis deep under water, and had been refurbishing it for unknown purposes. While he'd finished rebuilding it and outfitting it with transwarp capabilities, Tarantulas was killed before he could use it; Megatron found out about the Nemesis soon after, and commandeered it as a last ditch attempt to rewrite history and destroy the Ark. Nemesis Part 1

Using the Nemesis's awesome power, Megatron managed to kill Tigerhawk, as well as Inferno and Quickstrike by accident when he tried to avenge himself on the Protohuman leader. He soon began to tear at Mount St. Hilary, intending to obliterate the slumbering Ark! In the final battle, the Nemesis's controls were severely damaged when Rhinox crashed an Autobot shuttlethrough the warship. Out of control, the ship flew eastwards into the rising sun, turning slowly south and eventually crashing (unseen) several thousand miles away. Nemesis Part 2

Tactical systems

I will say this for my namesake; he liked the artillery big, and plentiful.Beast Wars Megatron on Nemesis's armaments, "Nemesis Part 2"

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Skywarp, Rumble, and Thrust liked to write messages on the missiles.

Even for the flagship of the Decepticon space fleet, one might have considered the armament on the Nemesis to be overkill. In addition to the standard energy weapons used by the Decepticons, the vessel carried a massive amount of missiles, which could be fired slowly in a swarm of rocket propelled death. A tractor beam could pull anything beneath it up to be sliced and grounded up by rotating blades and drills. The blades were incredibly sharp, being able to slice through solid rock.

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"A second fusion cannon is unworkable, Megatron." "Silence, Starscream!"

Given that Megatron himself would have be the ship's normal commander, it should not be surprising that the primary weapon on the Nemesis was a fusion cannon. The fusion cannon was powered by its own reactor, apparently separate from the main Energon supply. The reactor needed to be at one hundred percent capacity to fire a blast, and would require a powerup time between blasts.

The ship also featured systems to enable the forced boarding of enemy ships. A pair of magnetic couplings amidships allowed for the Nemesis to forcibly establish a magnetic junction between herself and the unfortunate target, and a boarding chute could be released from within the hull to allow crew-members to cross the gap between ships. The tip of the chute could also be heated to cut through hull plating at least as thick as that used on the Ark.

Tactically the ship had two main weaknesses. During the flight from Cybertron a heavy meteor shower required so much power to maintain the shields that Nemesis was forced to fly in the Ark's wake in order to survive. Given that a similar energy crisis shortly affected the Ark as well, it would seem that both ships were weakened by the lack of energy on Cybertron. Ergo, the Nemesis functioned best when well-fueled, otherwise her size and power requirements could make the ship a liability.

The second weakness was placing all the main tactical, command and fire-control systems in the prominent dorsal conning tower. Though the location provided an excellent viewpoint for piloting the ship and directing combat (and was presumably well armored and shielded), it also made for a compelling target, as happened in the final act of the Beast Wars when Rhinox piloted an Autobot shuttle straight into the conning tower in a kamikaze run, taking out the bridge and crippling the ship, which flew rudderless until crashing in South America, where in the 20th century human excavations would unearth her. Nemesis Part 2Microbots

Dreamwave Generation One continuity

Built to be the flagship of Megatron's space fleet, the Nemesis was one of the largest ships created in its time. It used experimental Transwarp technology for space travel. On Cybertron the ship was mainly used as a siege engine, hoards of Decepticons would disembark to attack Autobot targets, while the Nemesis would launch a bombardment. More Than Meets The Eye After returning to Earth following Shockwave's defeat on Cybertron, Starscream used the Nemesis as his base of operations. It is unknown if the warship had previously been used for this purpose by the Decepticons or if Starscream rediscovered it after returning to Earth. Black Sunshine

The technical specifications for the Nemesis were:

  • Estimated length: 2.5 miles
  • Wingspan: 1.75 miles
  • Height: 1.25 miles

More Than Meets The Eye #8

2005 IDW continuity

A worldburner-class capital ship, the Nemesis was designed to raze whole planets. I Dream of Wires

After Megatron defected to the Autobots, Galvatron took command of the Decepticons and led them to Earth on board the Nemesis. The ship was kept in high orbit before later flying to the EDC's base on Bikini Atoll after the "mindbomb" was used on the Decepticons. Full Fathom Five When Prowl hacked into the EDC mainframe he unleashed all the missiles on the Nemesis crippling it and causing it to crash instantly. I Dream of Wires The wreck of the ship ended up on the bottom of the Indian Ocean where it was continued to be used as the main base of the Decepticons. Signals, Calls, and Marches Following its near-destruction by Superion, As Above...So Below and capture by the EDC, White HeatG.I. Joe moved in turning into a stationary base that they rechristened Lemuria. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #1

When Unicron began his attack on the Cybertronian colonies, Depth Charge led a horde of Maximals to attack Lemuria only for he and his troops to be chased off by Skywarp's group. Last StandScarlett viewed the attack as proof that Unicron would eventually turn his attention to Earth. Road's End Following the defeat of Unicron, Shockwave was imprisoned aboard Lemuria, with Prowl serving as his warden. Post

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

The Decepticon flagship, the Nemesis was commandeered by Shipwreck in an unseen adventure. Utilizing the ship, the Joe rammed Megatron's "Mega-Megatron" combined form, returning the Decepticon leader to his normal state. After the Decepticons had been defeated, Shipwreck used the Nemesis to patrol the trade routes within the asteroid belt and fight off Zanzibar's piracy. The War Never Ends

Beast Wars: Uprising

The legendary vessel that carried the Decepticons to Earth, by the late 24th century a surviving piece of the Nemesis was part of the collection in the office of D.E.D. administrator Gnashteeth. Identity Politics

Star Trek vs. Transformers

Four million years ago, the Nemesis followed the Ark, immobilizing it with its tractor beams so the crew could board the Autobot ship. While the Ark crashed on the nearby Earth, what happened to the Nemesis is unknown, but when the Decepticons later departed Earth to flee World War III, they did so aboard Trypticon.

While mind-melded with Optimus Prime, Spock glimpsed his memories of the Nemesis. Prime's Directive, Part Two

War for Cybertron Trilogy marketing material

With Cybertron's fate sealed and the Autobots gone, the Decepticons followed them closely through space aboard the Nemesis in pursuit of the AllSpark. Earthrise webpage[1]

In the midst of their mission, Megatron discovered that Nemesis crewmember Counterpunch was actually an Autobot double agent named Punch. Once his identity was discovered, Punch escaped the Nemesis in an escape pod and made his way to the nearby Disaster Planet, Dominus. Megatron, in retaliation, sent Barricade to hunt him down. Dominus Criminal Pursuit marketing material[2]

War for Cybertron Trilogy cartoon

After the Autobots had removed the Allspark from Cybertron, the planet's condition began to decline, Megatron redirected all resources on Cybertron, including the sparks of his prisoners and soldiers, into Project Nemesis, a massive starship with which to find the Allspark and find the Autobot Ark. Earthrise episode 1Earthrise episode 2

After being informed of the Ark's location by Doubledealer, Earthrise episode 6 the Nemesis set out for the Nebulon system, finding the Ark by an active space bridge that the Autobots hoped to use to reach the Allspark. Unwilling to turn the warship's armament on the portal, Megatron ordered a boarding party prepped. Earthrise episode 3

Having slipped away from the chaos, Starscream was more than willing to use the Nemesis to destroy the Ark, ordering an attack just as the Autobot craft went to warp. Earthrise episode 4

The energies had opened a portal to the Dead Universe, an opening that Megatron, after kicking Starscream off the bridge, ordered the ship through. Entering the rift, the Nemesis was boarded by a mysterious Decepticon who guided Megatron after the Ark and how to harness the strange powers of the realm. By the time he'd left, the Nemesis had caught up with the Ark just as both ships returned to normal space, above an organic planet. Earthrise episode 5

Its weapon systems offline after the jolt of crossing realities, the Nemesis used its tractor beam to tow in the Ark, ramming it. As the Decepticons boarded the Ark, Wheeljack took the chance to scamper over to the unguarded Nemesis, seizing command of it and turning its weapons on the Fool's Fortune when it arrived. When the Fortune's warp core began to overload however, the Nemesis disconnected from the Ark and began pulling away. Earthrise episode 6

Unable to reach a safe distance in time, the Nemesis was caught in the blast and wound up crashing on the planet. Kingdom episode 1 When the Maximals detected its crash, Optimus Primal sent Airazor to investigate, ordering her to allow herself to be captured so he could surreptitiously place tracking devices on the crew. Kingdom episode 2 As she scouted the perimeter, the Predacons approached the ship and struck an alliance with the Decepticons. Kingdom episode 1 When Airazor was discovered, she was promptly imprisoned, the Autobots and Maximals setting out to rescue her. Despite the foreknowledge granted to the Decepticons and Predacons by the Golden Disk, the Autobots and Maximals were successful in their mission. Kingdom episode 2

Following the Autobots and Maximals recovering the Allspark, the Nemesis had been repaired and set out for the Ark, turning its cannons on it. Blackarachnia was snuck aboard the ship, managing to hack into and disable its weapon systems. When Megatron decided to substitute his warship's firepower with his own, he was confronted by Starscream allowing enough of a delay for Teletraan I to reconfigure the Ark into a transformable body. With this newfound power, Teletraan managed to physically punch the Nemesis, bringing it down. Its wreckage was subsequently abandoned when the Autobots and Maximals took the Decepticons and Predacons prisoner and returned to Cybertron. Kingdom episode 5

Games

Transformers: Mystery of Convoy

At the end of the Subspace Zone, Ultra Magnus fought and defeated the Destron Boat. Transformers: Mystery of Convoy

Angry Birds Transformers

The starship appears as an accessory to Cyclonus, and it is very, VERY small, which is very, VERY weird. Angry Birds Transformers

Toys

Titans Return

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  • Decepticon Necro & Decepticon Full-Tilt & Trypticon (Titan Class, 2017)
    • Accessories:Full-Tilt, Full-Tilt's gun, Necro Titan Master, Cannon/Full-Tilt holder

Trypticon was described as transforming into the Nemesis in a Designer's Desk video released on Hasbro's Youtube Channel.[3]

Standing at 20 inches tall, Titans Return Trypticon was the tallest Decepticon figure made at that point. (It was later surpassed by the Earthrise release of Skorponok.) He features several new action features, such as a spring-loaded pop-out forehead-gun and the ability to "eat" Titan Master figures, who fall down his throat into his stomach, which can be opened to retrieve them. His city mode unfolds to around three feet wide, and the "battle station" mode of his classic toy is rebranded as the Nemesis, a spaceship that can fit a Deluxe-class action figure in its forward bay. The front of the Nemesis mode features sculpted faux eyes, intended to make it look like it is formed by Trypticon's head. In lieu of electronics, Trypticon comes with his old partner Full-Tilt, who has been significantly upgraded to become a full-sized Deluxe figure in his own right, with his own Titan Master partner, Necro, who is actually a new version of Trypticon's comic bud, Wipe-Out. Since his head is obviously too large to interact with Titan Masters as most Titans Return figures do, he features a slot near the back of his head where you can insert a head-mode Titan Master, causing the orange canopy on his head to open and the laser cannon to slide up.
Early production runs of the figure had a serious design flaw in the hip ratchets: a combination of strong springs and weak plastic caused the mechanisms of the joints to destroy themselves very quickly if they were used. Cutting the springs in half or repeatedly compressing them to reduce their length appears to solve this problem on affected copies of the toy. Later production runs appear to have fixed the issue entirely. Similarly, early specimens of this figure had a chest door that would not latch closed properly and could not bear the weight of Full-Tilt; this too was fixed in later shipments. However, the tail is entirely a different matter: the gears inside can potentially make a "snap!" sound even if care is taken while posing, causing the tail to droop down.
The large cannons on Trypticon's back can be extended; this is mentioned in the instructions, but not depicted in any of the stock photography. Originally, the paired towers on Trypticon's back were symmetrical in their design, mirroring each other. A later variant was released with a retooled right tower, mimicking the asymmetrical tower designs on the original figure.
On Monday 13th February 2017, the Monday before Toy Fair 2017, a picture of the toy was released and swiftly withdrawn from the Transformers Instagram account.
In fall 2018, huge quantities of Trypticons were found at outlet stores in the U.S. for a fraction of their original price. This may be a sign of poor initial sales, or a result of other retailers buying up what was supposed to be a year's worth of inventory from recently bankrupted U.S. branch of Toys"R"Us.
Like Fortress Maximus, Trypticon doesn't come with his vehicular drone Brunt, though a new Brunt was later announced a year later for the Siege toyline.

Notes

  • The name "Nemesis" wasn't used until the Beast Wars cartoon. Before the show, the ship was simply called "Decepticon Space Cruiser".[4]
  • According to The Transformers episode "Microbots", the star drive on board the Nemesis contains a Cybertronian alloy known as Cybertroid alloy.
  • According to Beast Wars Universe, the Nemesis originally crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. After the event from the episode "Nemesis Part 2", this time the Nemesis crashed into a mountain located in Mexico.[4]
  • EnergonSharkticon's vehicle mode was originally designed to resemble the Nemesis, and his early working name was "Decepticon Nemesis".
  • In the 2005 IDW continuity the ship is called the Nemesis, looks like the Revenge and shares the fate of the Victory. This is why we love John Barber.
  • Titans Return Trypticon transforming into the Nemesis references the fate of his Aligned counterpart who was transformed into that universe's incarnation of the Nemesis, although in that case the transformation was permanent.

Foreign names

  • Japanese:Nemesis (ネメシス Nemeshisu), Destron Boat (Mystery of Convoy, デストロンボート Desutoron Bōto)
  • Mandarin:Fùchóu Nǚshén (復仇女神, "Nemesis", lit. "Goddess of Revenge"), Bàoyìng Hào (China, 报应号, "Retribution"),Bàoyǐng Hào (China, 暴影号, "Ferocious Shadow")
  • French:Némésis

See also

References

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The name or term Nemesis refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Nemesis (disambiguation).

The Nemesis is a space ship in the Generation Onecontinuity family.

The Nemesis is a legendary Decepticon warship, famous for being the Decepticon ship which ambushed the Ark.

Note:The Nemesis is never named in the original animated series nor in the Marvel comics, and was not named until Beast Wars.

Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

(Note: Events from the UK Marvel Comics are identified with italics.)

Megatron and his crew of Decepticons used the Nemesis to chase Optimus Prime and his crew of Autobots out into deep space. Eventually, the Decepticons boarded the Ark, the Autobots' ship, and left the Nemesis orbiting Earth. The Ark then crashed into Earth with all the Transformers on board, deactivating them and leaving the Nemesis in orbit with Shockwave to watch it. The Transformers (comic issue)

The Nemesis remained undisturbed, hidden from Earthling view with superior cloaking technology. In 2006, Galvatron traveled back in time to the year 1986 in order to build a large laser cannon to destroy Unicron. Upon completing the cannon, Galvatron tested its power on the orbiting Nemesis, destroying the ship with a single blast.Target: 2006

During the Decepticon Civil War, Shockwave's base was the Nemesis, which he had parked at the bottom of the ocean four million years ago when he fought the Dinobots.

Original Nemesis Crew

The crew consisted of:

Note:The ship's identity and part of its history was revealed in the letters page, which directly conflicts the earlier U.K. story. Simon Furman wrote both stories, though not necessarily the letters page.

Cartoon continuity

The Nemesis was the ship used by the Decepticons to pursue the Autobots. All the Decepticons left the ship to board the Ark and both ships ended up crashing on pliocenic Earth. More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1

Before the crash, however, several objects were ejected from the ship, including an escape pod A Plague of Insecticons and what would become the Pearl of Bahoudin. Trans-Europe Express

Original Nemesis Crew

Before the Decepticons boarded the Ark, the crew consisted of

It's equally possible that Blitzwing, Frenzy, and the Conehead jets were also aboard the Ark, possibly among the numerous generic characters seen in More Than Meets The Eye.

In 1985, archaeologists eventually discovered the wreck of the Nemesis in South America. Once Soundwave relayed the news to Megatron, the Decepticons deployed immediately. Upon arriving, Megatron removed the power-source of the Nemesis, the Heart of Cybertron and had Hook then install it in him. Imbued with nearly limitless power, Megatron then attempted to destroy the Autobots, and almost succeeded, until the Heart of Cybertron was removed from his body and destroyed by Perceptor, Brawn and Bumblebee. Microbots

Beast Wars

The Nemesis was the flagship of the Decepticon fleet, and the most powerful warship ever built.

According to myth, it was responsible for shooting down the Ark. It was revealed that Tarantulas had discovered the Nemesis on the bottom of the sea, and had been refurbishing it for unknown purposes. Following Tarantulas' death and the destruction of the DarksydeOther Victories, Megatron discovered the rebuilt ship and commandeered it as a last ditch attempt to rewrite history and destroy the Ark. Nemesis Part 1

Using the Nemesis's awesome power, Megatron managed to kill Tigerhawk when he tried to hold the ship off, as well as killing Inferno and Quickstrike by accident when trying to destroy a human camp; the two Predacons had been trying to claim the camp as their new base and Megatron shot them while not paying attention. In the final battle above the Ark, the Nemesis's controls were severely damaged by Rhinox and Optimus Primal. Out of control, the ship flew eastwards into the rising sun, turning slowly south and eventually crashing (unseen) several thousand miles away. Nemesis Part 2

Tactical systems

"I will say this for my namesake; he liked his artillery big, and plentiful."
―Beast Wars Megatron on Nemesis's armaments[["Nemesis, Part 2"| [src]]]


Even for the flagship of the Decepticon space fleet, one might have considered the armament on the Nemesis to be overkill. In addition to the standard energy weapons used by the Decepticons, the vessel carried a massive amount of missiles, which could be fired slowly in a swarm of rocket propelled death. A tractor beam could pull anything beneath it up to be sliced and grounded up by rotating blades and drills. The blades were incredibly sharp, being able to slice through solid rock.

Given that Megatron himself would have be the ship's normal commander, it should not be surprising that the primary weapon on the Nemesis was a fusion cannon. The fusion cannon was powered by its own reactor, apparently separate from the main Energon supply. The reactor needed to be at full capacity to fire a blast, and would require charging time between blasts.

The ship also featured systems to enable the forced boarding of enemy ships. A pair of magnetic couplings amidships allowed for the Nemesis to forcibly establish a magnetic junction between herself and the unfortunate target, and a boarding chute could be released from within the hull to allow crew members to cross the gap between ships. The tip of the chute could also be heated to cut through hull plating at least as thick as that used on the Ark.

Tactically the ship had two main weaknesses. During the flight from Cybertron a heavy meteor shower required so much power to maintain the shields that Nemesis was forced to fly in the Ark's wake in order to survive. Given that a similar energy crisis shortly affected the Ark as well, it would seem that both ships were weakened by the lack of energy on Cybertron. Ergo, the Nemesis functioned best when well-fueled, otherwise her size and power requirements could make the ship a liability.

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Alias(es)

Trypticon (original name)
This ship
The Decepticon Warship
The Warship
The 'Con Warship
The Decepticon Vessel

Primary Color

Dark Purple

Equipment

Laser turrets
Interstellar navigation system
Gound Bridge
Stasis Beam
Laser grids
Docking clamps
Escape pods
Fusion Cannons
Ion blasters
Null Rays
Omega Lock

The Nemesis was the mobile base and warship for the Decepticons. It moves anywhere, Megatron wishes to anywhere on Earth including the vastness of space. During the war for Cybertron, his appearance struck fear into the sparks of the Autobots and has the same and equal might as Omega Supreme. So far, only Metroplex has shown capable of facing him alone in robot mode.

The Nemesis had a numerous amount of weapons built into it and had its own cloaking system, preventing Autobots from simply Ground Bridging into it. Despite this the Autobots would frequently sneak aboard for various missions. It's crew consisted of many Decepticons before being replaced mostly for Vehicon troopers and also temporarily housed the Insecticon hive as well as a single Predacon. As part of Megatron's plan to cyberform Earth, Shockwave constructed a second Omega Lock underneath the ship's hull.

Towards the end of the series after the demise of Megatron and the defeat of the Decepticons, the Nemesis was commandeered by the Autobots and used to reformat Cybertron. The Nemesis also saw action during the second battle against Unicron and his army of Terrorcon Predacons but, crash landed and ended up severely damaged at the entrance to the Well of AllSparks where it currently resides.

However, the dark secret of the Nemesis (other than all that Dark Energon) is that the ship is actually the vehicle mode of the most feared Decepticon titan Trypticon.

History

Space Station

What would become the Nemesis was originally the Trypticon research station. This station orbited Cybertron and was under the command of Starscream, after being demoted from Commander of an Energon seeker squadron. Inside the station was Dark Energon, contained there since Unicron's battle with the Thirteen. For unknown reasons the station was also equipped with a very large cannon that could destroy a starship in one shot. The station was fueled by an Energon bridge for its scientific purposes.

When the Great War started, Starscream chose to ally himself with Megatron, using the captured Sentinel Prime (who he was guarding) as a peace offering. Megatron, accepted Starscream into their ranks seeing how there was little that could stand in the way of Starscream's ambition. He was curious as to the purpose of Starscream's space station and what it might hold. When Starscream took a rare absence from it the Decepticons attacked it, leaving only a few Seekers alive. When Starscream returned he found he had lost his bargaining chip. Megatron forgave Starscream for hiding the Dark Energon as he had done so out of fear and not used it against him. The station, and Starscream's seekers were then officially welcomed into the Decepticon ranks.

Trypticon

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Using Dark Energon and the sparks of the dead, Shockwave granted life to the station. When the Autobots tried to leave Cybertron, the station's gun began blasting the transports. The Aerialbots were sent to disable it and when the station itself mocked them they destroyed it's T-Cog revealing Trypticon's monstrous robot mode. After a lengthy battle in the air and on the ground Trypticon fell into stasis and became a fuel source for the Autobots.

Conversion

When the planet became too corrupted to support life, the Decepticons too had to leave the planet and needed a starship to do so. Megatron and Soundwave traveled to Iacon to retrieve Trypticon's power core for use in building a ship. Upon arrival they learned the Autobots had not actually removed the core and they could use Trypticon's body as their ship. Megatron informed the dormant giant, that if he could hear him, it was not a rescue mission and this was punishment for failing to destroy Optimus Prime. Soundwave said that due to the damages sustained the Nemesis would become Trypticon's permanent form.

Starship

For millions of years, the Nemesis was used as the flagship of the Decepticon fleet. It was crewed by thousands of Vehicons. Eventually, Megatron left to try and find more warriors and the ship fell under Starscream's command. After capturing and getting information from Arcee and Cliffjumper he ordered the ship to Earth so they could acquire the Energon there and destroy Optimus Prime.

Flying Mind

Bulkhead was accidentally brought aboard and to escape destroyed the ship's power core causing it to crash. To repair it, Megatron used Dark Energon which brought Trypticon back to life, though Megatron or the others did not seem to recognize him. He took control of their systems and locked anyone who interfered in his mission of decoding the Iacon database, into stasis. He revealed that despite being a starship, he had been listening to Megatron all those years ago. He said "your will is nothing" and tormented his former leader through their Dark Energon link, similar to Unicron's way of torturing Megatron and locked him in stasis, likely as revenge for his act against him in the past. As Trypticon was not scanning for carbon based life, he allowed Jack, Miko and Raf to infiltrate his body and download the four Iacon coordinates and cut off his link to the Dark Energon, returning him to stasis.

Smokescreen

When Smokescreen was discovered to be the final Iacon entry he was brought aboard the ship and had the last Omega Key removed from his body. After stealing back his Phase Shifter he stole the two Omega Keys the Decepticons had and jumped off the ship.

Darkmount

When the fortress was created, the final act of the warship was to destroy theAutobot base using its main cannon. It was parked at Darkmount's docking station. Despite Darkmount, the command staff of the Decepticons spent much time of its bridge hunting for Autobots. Smokescreen infiltrated it to find the Forge of Solus Prime. When Darkmount was destroyed, it was relaunched and resumed its function as a mobile headquarters.

Omega Lock 2.0

The rebuilt Lock was attached to the underbelly of the Nemesis and was almost complete when Ratchet was recruited to complete the Synthetic Energon formula. After he did so he tried to escape the warship only for Megatron himself to stop him. Ratchet was handed over to Predaking for extermination but managed to turn the beast against the Nemesis crew by convincing him that the Autobots were set up to kill his Predacon clones. During his battle with Megatron, Predaking was ejected from the ship. No sooner, was that battle against the beast over, that the final one against the Autobots began, putting the ship on red alert. Optimus and Megatron engaged in their final battle, while the Stealth Team fought Starscream's armada. Shockwave fought Ratchet for the Omega Lock, Jack and an Apex Armor clad Miko secured the bridge (banishing Soundwave to the Shadowzone in the process) while the Wreckers

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Nemesis (Transformers)

For other uses, see Nemesis.

First appearance Transformers #1 by Marvel Comics, September 1984
AffiliationDecepticons
General characteristics
Length 2.5 miles
Width 1.75 miles
Height 1.25 miles

The Nemesis is a fictional space ship in the Transformers series. It is the main flag ship of the Decepticons, the franchise's primary antagonists. The ship was never referred to by any name in the original transformers series from 1984, the name 'Nemesis' is first used in the series finale of Beast Wars, a sequel to the original cartoon.

The Nemesis ship is not to be confused with the Transformers characters Nemesis Prime, Nemesis Strika and Nemesis Breaker, or the GoBots Combiner Nemesis.

Transformers: Generation 1

Marvel Comics

The backstory of the Nemesis in the Marvel Transformers comics was similar in that Megatron pursued the Ark in it. However, there was one important difference: in this continuity Shockwave was also aboard and was left on the ship when Megatron's troops attacked the Ark. Subsequently Shockwave piloted the Nemesis down to Earth and left it at the bottom of the Atlantic. Shockwave's subsequent entombment by the Dinobots meant the ship was forgotten until much later. According to the letters page in the US comics it was subsequently used by Shockwave as his base in the Civil War against Scorponok.

A continuity error arises when the UK stories are taken into consideration. In the Target: 2006 storyline the Nemesis is seen to still be orbiting the Sun. Galvatron upon building a massive laser cannon to destroy Unicron in the present, to ensure his own dominance in the future, tested it by blowing the distant Nemesis out of space.

Animated series

When the Autobots left Cybertron in the Ark, they were pursued by the Decepticons aboard the Nemesis. In the battle that ensued, the Nemesis attached itself to the Ark via its tractor beam and the Decepticons initiated a boarding. As the two factions battled aboard the Ark, the gravity of a nearby planet Earth dragged both ships down. While the Ark embedded itself in a volcano, the Nemesis crashed into the Pacific Ocean. This retelling of the crash of the ships comes from the original Generation One animated series. When Optimus Primal related it in Beast Wars, he claims that the Nemesis shot the Ark down. This is a result of the way Beast Wars treats the original cartoon series: as a historical legend.

In the Earth year 1985, an archaeological expedition uncovered the Nemesis in a mountainside in South America (how it got there is explained below), drawing the attention of the Decepticons, who attacked and reclaimed the Heart of Cybertron, which was installed into Megatron himself, giving him wildly increased powers, forcing Bumblebee, Perceptor and Brawn to shrink themselves down and enter his body in order to remove it.

Crew of the Nemesis

In the Marvel Comics series the Nemesis was crewed by:

Beast Wars

The Nemesis would play a much more important role in the Beast Wars series, where it was finally named. When two small groups of Maximals and Predacons—descendants of Autobots and Decepticons from three centuries in the future—traveled back in time and wound up stranded on prehistoric Earth, the treacherous Predacon Tarantulas located the Nemesis and, unbeknownst to anyone else, began refurbishing it, outfitting it with a transwarp cell and a Predacon-sized command console, as well as the only other existing copy of the Covenant of Primus, which he had stolen before leaving Cybertron himself (the other copy was aboard the Ark). Following Tarantulas's death, however, Megatron acquired the ship and used it to attack the Ark. All seemed lost until Rhinox crashed an Autobot shuttle through the Nemesis, heavily damaging it. The ship was last seen disappearing over the horizon trailing fire and smoke, presumably gliding long enough for the Nemesis to reach and crash into a mountain in South America, where it was subsequently buried until the year 1984.[1]

Dreamwave Productions

In Dreamwave's reimagining of the Transformers universe the Nemesis backstory remained the same. When Starscream returned to Earth after Shockwave's defeat he used the Nemesis as his base.

Toys

  • Generation 1 Titanium Nemesis (unreleased)
In 2006, Hasbro planned to release a toy of the Nemesis in its Titanium toy line.
  • iGear TF008 Command Base (not yet released)
An unofficial replica of the Nemesis' interior. Concept photos show that it will contain a main computer, a throne and a miniature Soundwave in cassette recorder mode.[2]

Beast Wars Second

In Beast Wars Second, Nemesis was the name of Galvatron's planetoid fortress. An enormous ship that could drain entire worlds of their energy, Galvatron determined to attack Cybertron with it, but was stopped by Lio Convoy. Enraged, Galvatron set the Nemesis to self-destruct to kill his foes, but he only succeeded in trapping his foes in a wormhole, and confining his own troops to a black hole.[3]

Transformers

The Nemesis does not appear in the live-action film, being that the Transformers transport themselves as protoform "comets". The Nemesis does appear in the sequel, revealed to be The Fallen's spacecraft. The ship crashed on one of Saturn's moons, becoming the Decepticons' base of operations as seen in Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday with Starscream using it to search for the Allspark (and ostensibly Megatron). Although it is described as the epitome of Decepticon science, it is merely a transport for Protoforms, and is actually much weaker than the Autobot equivalent ship, the Ark.

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the Nemesis is seen crashed on one of Saturn's moons sometime in the past. The wreck is the headquarters of the Fallen and also the place where Decepticon hatchlings are kept in cocoons, lacking the Energon to be awakened. When Megatron is resurrected, he heads here where he meets with Starscream and the Fallen who orders Megatron to kill Optimus as he is the last Prime and the only one who can stop him. Later, after Optimus is killed, the Fallen detaches himself from the ship and leaves. After the Solar Harvester is destroyed it is presumed that the hatchlings perished due to lack of Energon, except for the few Megatron apparently retrieved and kept alive in Africa. The Nemesis is not seen again after Optimus' death.

Transformers Animated

The Nemesis makes a return for the 2008 Cartoon Network TV Series, where it is much bigger and stronger than the Ark. It chases the Ark, for it carries the Allspark. When the space bridge it goes through explodes, all the Decepticons, except Starscream, abandoned ship. Surviving the blast, Starscream tracks the Allspark to Earth but the Nemesis crashes on the moon. After Starscream abandons it on the moon to search for the AllSpark on Earth, Lugnut and Blitzwing later arrive in the episode "Lost and Found" and discover its ruins. They deduce that Megatron is still residing on Earth and, like Starscream, descend to find him. During the third season, Megatron and a disembodied Starscream utilize the Allspark fragment in Starscream's head to reawaken Omega Supreme from his stasis lock, and near the series finale use his transwarp ability to go back to the Nemesis. There, they rendezvous with Shockwave and make plans to build Omega Supreme clones. Starscream takes this opportunity to get another body (using his entire horde of protoforms and body parts). Megatron destroys the spare body parts and some of the protoforms once he discovers Starscream recovering. He utilizes three of the remaining protoforms (along with parts of the Nemesis) to create the planned Omega Supreme clones. The clones are similar in appearance to Lugnut (albeit with Omega Supreme's body) in head and coloration. The Nemesis is not mentioned or seen for the remainder of the series.

At three miles long, the Nemesis is the largest ship made on Cybertron as well as being flagship of the Decepticon fleet.[4]

Transformers: Timelines

In the Fun PublicationsShatterd Glass story, where the Decepticons are heroic and the Autobot the villains, the Ark and Nemesis appear as well. The Nemesis is gold in color, but otherwise is shaped like the Generation 1 ship. Launched from Cybertron in 2009, the Nemesis was commanded by Starscream. Among the crew of the was Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Bombshell, Cliffjumper, Crasher, Fasttrack, Frenzy, Heatwave, Overkill, Ravage, Sideswipe, Slugfest, Soundwave, Stonecruncher, Submarauder and Tailwind.

Transformers: Prime

Main article: Trypticon#Transformers: Prime

Trypticon becomes the Nemesis in Transformers: Exodus, and in the sequel, Transformers: Exiles, he gets stuck in that form after a space bridge accident. The Nemesis is seen as the Decepticon's warship in Transformers: Prime as the Decepticon base. In Transformers: War for Cybertron, Megatron uses a ship resembling the Generation 1 Nemesis to go to Starscream's space station. In Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the Decepticons find Trypticon's remains and reassemble him. But he was still in stasis, and needed repairs. But a newly rebuilt Megatron orders Soundwave to transform him into the Nemesis. Due to the damage, Soundwave told him his new form will be permanent, Megatron says it just makes things better. The Nemesis then pursues the Ark. Later, the space bridge blows up and brings the Ark and the Nemesis to parts unknown.

The Crew of the Nemesis is the following-

  • Megatron
  • Starscream
  • Skywarp
  • Thundercracker
  • Soundwave
  • Makeshift (offline)
  • Lugnut
  • Knock Out
  • Breakdown (offline)
  • Airachnid
  • Dreadwing (offline)
  • Shockwave
  • Vehicons
  • Insecticons

References

  1. ↑TV guide: TV on DVD 2006: The Ultimate Resource to Television
  2. ↑iGear Series
  3. ↑The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy
  4. The AllSpark Almanac by Jim Sorenson & Bill Forester

External links

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