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Long ago, on the planet Cybertron... as dissident Decepticons rise up to battle the Autobot leadership, ORION PAX leads a counter-terror strike team. After being attacked by a mysterious bomber—and subsequently failing in their mission to hunt down a Decepticon spy—Autobot leader ZETA PRIME orders Orion and his team to take down the young rebel… a Transformer called HOT ROD.

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