Here’s another one from my late Transformers fansite and alt.toys.transformers. At the time ATT had a few threads going on involving the Matrix Of Leadership, or at least one subthread, it’s been so long I can’t remember. As someone who prefers the classic cartoon origin for the Transformers and Unicron (which didn’t feature dark gods and stuff and was closer to pure sci-fi), I decided to make a defense of the Matrix, which had popped up unexpectedly and is now part of Transformer multiversal continuity.
For people who aren’t die-hard Transformers fans, let me give you some history. In Transformers: The Movie we are introduced to the Autobot Matrix Of Leadership, an ancient relic that would light the Autobots’ darkest hour. This was never mentioned in two seasons of the cartoon, but in season three, now set in the year 2006, one year after the movie, it became important in numerous episodes. Therefore, a few questions of events in the previous seasons and I decided to address it. Except for spelling and grammar errors, what follows is just what I posted back in the day, followed by some updated thoughts. Continue reading