The Autobots' desperate attempt to launch the Ark ended in failure. The Ark went on a daring run, but Was ambushed and crashed violently. Prime quickly gathered Bumblebee and told him to take certain remaining survivors and flee - while Prime and the rest of the able-bodied bots held the Decepticons off. The Decepticons made quick work of the remaining 'bots - and ended with Megs killing Prime and ripping the Matrix from his chest.
The majority of Iacon's inhabitants were permanently off-lined. Megatron reigned supreme over Cybertron, as well as many other worlds conquered by the Decepticons, now truly an Empire. The few survivors of the Ark Massacre lived beneath the surface of the planet, determined to survive no matter the cost.
Bumblebee led the ragtag group of survivors, preparing a last desperate surprise strike against the Decepticons. The strike worked, and the survivors of the massacre now live peacefully (for the moment) on Nebulos.
Ark Crew Killed
- Optimus Prime
- Red Alert
Ground Defenders Killed
Ark Crew Survivors
Most Other Autobots not present at the Massacre have also been hunted down and killed, leaving so few survivors that for a time the Autobots were believed to be extinct outside those held in Megatron's fighting pits.