Somewhere in the universe, a force of Cybertrons try to infiltrate a heavily armed fortress. Inside - the Destron leader Magmatron! He laughs as one by one, Cybertrons are blown away by his weapons. When all hope seems lost, a lone warrior appears on the horizon. Dodging the dangerous weapons, the warrior crashes into Magmatron's control center. Magmatron is surprised the warrior has come alone, and the Cybertron explains he prefers working solo - he is the "One man army" Big Convoy! The powerful warrior charges up his "Big Cannon" and fires! The base is destroyed, and Big Convoy walks away victorious. Afterwards, Big Convoy is flying solo when he receives a communique ordering him to report to Cybertron Camp - a space station that provides supplies for Cybertrons engaged in space operations. He turns off the transmission at first, but then the base appears right in front of him! His ship is brought in and he is not too happy about this interruption. Big Convoy is brought before the Convoy Council, a group of Cybertron leaders who all have a resemblence to the original Convoy. The council orders him to take charge of a group of new soldiers and trian them. Big Convoy protests, saying teaching is not in his nature. However, the council insists, explaining that these orders are from the super computer of Cybertron Vector Sigma itself. This is sufficient for Big Convoy who decides to take the mission. At the Cybertron Camp spacedock, the starship Gung Ho is ready to launch. It's crew of five trainees has already been gathered. Each has already obtained a beast mode. The first to transform to robot mode and introduce himself is Break - the penguin. A nearby rabbit seems terrified of everything around him. He transforms and introduces himself as Stampy, claiming he's not scared, just shy. Next to transform is Cohrada, the snake, who quickly points out he does not want to cooperate with the rest of the crew. Longrack, the giraffe, transforms and tells Cohrada to curb his language. Finally, Heinrad the tanuki transforms and tells everyone that they should try to be friends since they're all going to have to work together for a long time. Break has other concerns. The crew does not yet know who its instructor will be, so they decide to play at trick on him to test his mettle. When Big Convoy arrives on the bridge of the Gung Ho, no one is in sight. He is disappointed that it seems his troops are late on the first day. Suddenly, a net drops down from the ceiling on top of him! The troops come out from hiding and Break mock salutes along with the rest of the crew explaining his "test" of Big Convoy's abilities. When Stampy raises the net, only Big Convoy's cannon is there! Break moves in to investigate and Big Convoy drops onto him from the inside of the net! He tosses Break back to the others and Break is furious. He arms his weapon, but Big Convoy asks him if he really wants to fire inside the bridge. Break relents and instead, all the troops try to jump Big Convoy at one time. Big Convoy's lower arm panels open up to reveal fighting sticks which he uses to make quick work of the crew. One by one, they crash onto a pile in beast mode. The only one who stayed out of the fray, Stampy, quickly jumps on top of the pile to join the others. The trainees quickly come to attention, and when Big Convoy introduces himself, they are all shocked. Big Convoy is legendary for being the "One Man Army" who does not cooperate with anyone. He also has a reputation for fighting and winning battles that seemed impossible for any one Cybertron to win. Everyone is sufficiently impressed and the Gung Ho takes off on its first mission. On their way, Big Convoy explains that they are headed to the world of Gaia. There, the Cybertron group led by Lioconvoy mysteriously disappeared some time ago following a large explosion. It is their mission to investigate. Stampy is reluctant since this is a real mission, not just training. The others are happy however. Break can't wait for adventure while Longrack believes this will lead to higher expectations and better training. The Gung Ho goes into warp, headed to Gaia. When the Gung Ho arrives, it is rocked by asteroids. The ship's computer, Navi, explains that Gaia is not supposed to be surrounded by asteroids. Big Convoy orders Longrack to act as second in command and take the troops down to Gaia while he directs from the Gung Ho. Break questions why Longrack gets to be second in command, but Big Convoy is firm. The Cybertrons launch in space sleds which allow them to get through the atmosphere of the planet unscathed. As the Cybertrons approach Gaia, dangerous creatures await their arrival - led by the powerful Magmatron! One by one they transform, announcing their names. First is Guiledart - the triceratops. Then Saberback, the stegosaurus. Next is Sling, the dimetradon, and finally Dead End, the amonite. The warriors take to the air and use their weapons to shoot down the Cybertrons. The Cybertrons are separated from each other, and Stampy is alone. As he looks in the bushes for the others, he comes upon a strange plant. When he investigates, the plant traps him! It is Sling, using his trap mode! The other Destrons arrive on the scene, all quite amused at Sling's catch. Above, the Cybertron shuttle Seagull arrives with Big Convoy inside. The four remaining Cybertrons are thrilled and run at the ship. Big Convoy tells them to stand their ground, but they don't listen. Angered, he blasts the ground in front of them, bringing them to a crashing halt. He explains that he will personally take down anyone leaving troops behind. Suddenly, Magmatron appears with Stampy as a hostage. He is delighted to see Big Convoy again, and Big Convoy is surprised the Destron is still alive. Big Convoy tells him to let his trainee go. Magmatron is disappointed that Big Convoy's "lone wolf" reputation is now gone. Break has had enough and aims his weapon, but Big Convoy orders everyone to follow Longrack's orders. Longrack knows the other Destrons are hiding, waiting to pounce, but he feels there is no choice. He orders everyone to rush Magmatron. They all charge, but the other Destrons suddenly appear from hiding! All the while, Heinrad knows he can stop time for 30 seconds only. He stops time and quickly runs towards Magmatron and grabs Stampy. When time starts again, he is running away, and Magamatron is completely confused, believing the Cybertrons have used magic! Magmatron swears he will not let Heinrad get away and arms his Magma Rocket to destroy him. He fires, and Big Convoy lunges in the way to stop the missile. The resulting explosion is blinding, and the Cybertrons believe their leader to be destroyed. But when the smoke clears, Big Convoy is okay! Magmatron swears revenge for his prior defeat, but Big Convoy doesn't want to hear it. He takes out the Big Cannon and blasts Magmatron, sending him flying into the distance. Guiledart senses defeat and orders the Destron ship computer, DNavi to beam the Destrons away. Sling is almost forgotten, but is transported after he protests loudly. When everything calms down, Break berates Stampy for being a coward, but Big Convoy explains that everyone was a coward when they were attacked. He also explains to everyone that it is perfectly natural to be afraid of death. Finally, he reminds everyone of the motto "One for all and all for one!". For a brief moment, he wonders where the motto came from, but suddenly a Cybertron signal is detected! When the Cybertrons find the source of the signal, it is a device left by the last group of Cybertrons led by Lioconvoy. They take it back to the ship where it turns out to be a message from Lioconvoy. Lioconvoy explains that he fought Galvatron to keep him from abusing the Angolomois energy. Galvatron caused the energy to be absorbed into the artificial planet, Nemesis. Nemesis was destroyed, but the Angolomois energy was placed into capsules and spread throughout the universe. Lioconvoy asks that the capsules be found and contained so they cannot threaten the universe. Big Convoy decides to follow his predecessor's orders, with the crew of the Gung Ho firmly behind him. Meanwhile, on Dinosaur, the Destron ship, DNavi berates the Destrons for failing. Meanwhile, Magmatron swears to take the Angolomois capsules for the Destrons!moreless
With each Japanese Beast Wars series featuring a different "Convoy" leader, it was important that this show have a leader that is a bit different than the typical mold we are used to. Featuring Big Convoy as a reluctant trainer, rather than a leader of seasoned troops was a great idea
Vector Sigma is featured here as an active computer giving orders on Cybertron rather than a dormant computer awaiting reactivation as he was shown to be in the original Transformers series
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