A small force of Autobots who were deactivated by Superion before infection are rebuilt by the Quintesson. Bumblebee is rebuilt into Goldbug. The Autobots must get the Matrix from an infected Rodimus Prime. They need the metal Galvatron stole to protect Optimus Prime from infection. They locate Galvatron, but nearly all of the Autobots and Galvatron are infected in the process. Optimus gets the Matrix from Rodimus, but the remaining Autobots are infected. He enters the Matrix and uses it to cure everyone, but the wisdom of the Matrix has been lost in the process.