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Season 2 Episode 29

The Secret of Omega Supreme

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1985 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

The Secret of Omega Supreme
Omega Supreme seems a bit off lately and Optimus wants to know why. After having to order Omega Supreme, Optimus gets more than he bargained for. Long ago, Omega Supreme defended Crystal City, where the good Constructicons also lived. Times were good then, but came to an abrupt end because of Megatron and a little reprogramming. Becoming evil, the Constructicons set out to follow his orders, bringing them into conflict with their old friend, Omega Supreme.moreless

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  • The big guy has a scarred past.

    Different episode about a flashback. Seems Omega's un-emotions weren't always so, he had passion, and feelings, and friends.

    Throughout the series there were different origins for the Constructicons. But since the other were just mentioned in a passing line or just graphically implied, this full-out origin trumps them as the real 1.

    It woulda bin nicer to see the flashback good Constructicons wearing Autobot symbols instead of Decepticon logos. Thus raises the question: In the past, were the Constructicons really Autobots? Or were they just sympathetic Decepticons who liked building instead of destruction?

    This ep had some intersting and rare scenes:

    -Prime and Omega Supreme sitting down

    -Prime telling Omega to speak normally

    -Omega missing Devastator and blasting the snow instead! (guess his revenge focus affected his aim)

    -Cosmos getting annoyed by Prime telling him to go back and forth to the asteroid The Constructicons story was pretty sad, especially how they never had any resistence to the Robo-smasher. It's good that the flashback was only about half the episode, although the hatching robo spacebird wasn't that great either. The best parts were Optimus Prime's scenes and his interaction with Omega. Prime was very impressive when he destroyed the Decepticons' cannon, attacking them all by himself in the arctic.

    it was established that Omega lost his compassion and most of his feelings by the Robo-smasher, and Prime said its re-programming can never be undone. But it's nice to see Omega Supreme recognize he may recover and become his old self again.

    Therefore, the ep ends on a positive note that the Robo-smasher's re-programming can be undone with time afterall, giving hope to Omega Supreme and also to the Constructicons.moreless
  • Classic plot line that turned out nicely.

    I enjoyed the director's and writer's work during this episode. It was basically some cliche movie plot about revenge with cliche movie scenes and lines put into 20 minutes. I think it came together nicely for the show, and it was one of my favorite episodes of season 2. Adding on to that, they gave Omega Supreme some character in this episode, which was really enjoyable. The one liners during this episode were cliche but they'll end up being classic lines to remember during season two. Optimus Prime continues to embody leadership at its finest in such a way that isn't done on television any more. Good episode.moreless
  • A must see episode!

    You must see this episode. Do you know why? Because this classic episode begins the incredible paradox of the Constructicon origins. Yes, everything we learn in this episode contradicts everything we learn in "Heavy metal war", which is fine because all of it will be contradicted next season during "Five faces of darkness." Trying to figure out the story of the Constructicons might keep you from getting a good night's sleep, so it's best not to.

    The story itself is, as the title implies, the story of Omega Supreme. We learn where he came from, and why he is such a somber loner. We also learn that he's a Guardian robot, although throughout the series it's never explained why he isn't the same colors as every other Guardian robot apparently is. Omega fighting a giant monster later on is just a bonus.moreless
Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

Cosmos / Tracks

Arthur Burghardt

Arthur Burghardt


Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Beachcomber / Breakdown / Seaspray / Warpath

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem

Cliff Jumper / Telatran-1 / Bluestreak / Dr. Archeville

Don Messick

Don Messick

Gears / Ratchet / Scavenger

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Megatron / Galvatron / Soundwave / Wheelie / Rumble / Mirage / Blades / Chromedome / Frenzy / Groove / Mixmaster / Skywarp / Slu

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Optimus Prime's Autobot logo dissapears from his left shoulder.

    • Where did Smokescreen come from? He was not part of the squad that Optimus sent to attack the alien creature.

    • The frame shows a Constructicon with Megatron. All of them should be fighting Omega at the asteroid.

    • Omega Supreme is missing his Autobot logo from his lower torso.

    • Scrapper is missing his Decepticon logo from his chest

    • If the Constructicons were Omega's friends, why are they wearing Decepticon logos when they get first introduced; before being attacked by the Robosmasher.

    • Powerglide's right wing is colored gray instead of red.

    • Powerglide's face is yellow instead of white.

    • At the beginning of the episode, when Hook is talking to Megatron, Sideswipe (an Autobot) is standing to his right.

    • According to Omega Supreme, the Constructions lived on Cybertron before the Autobots and Deceptions crashed on Earth. However, from what Megatron had said in "Heavy Metal War" (Constructions' first appearance), the Constructicons hadn't been built until recently.
      Further to the complications is a flashback in "The Five Faces Of Darkness" where the Constructicons are shown creating Megatron. These three different origins for the Constructicons have become notorious as one of the biggest continuity errors in the series.
      One fan theory suggests that in "Heavy Metal Wars" Megatron was merely referring to new bodies for the Constructicons and that existing personalities were downloaded into them - in a similar way to how the Combaticons were given new bodies in "Starscream's Brigade".
      The different accounts of their allegiances on Cybertron are also tricky to reconcile though it's possible that they built Megatron to order.

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