Hello, all. I wanted to post a little info for you regarding Arcee and Flatline. For one, thanks for the reaction to Flatline. It's good to hear. Also, there are a few people that I need to post their images. One was a guy who had a very similar idea and it's only fair that his idea is seen as well. Also, there's a Boo sketch, and a really fun Josh Burcham piece, too.
But this brings me to the title of this post... unused movie universe idea #1 - ARCEE IN ALLIANCE.
As you may (or may not) know, Arcee left to find Starscream in the last issue of REIGN OF STARSCREAM. What was originally supposed to happen in ALLIANCE, was that Arcee is caught in a fight on Earth between Starscream and Wreckage. Issue #2's fight in Alliance was supposed to be Issue #4, with Arcee being the casualty of war on the Autobot side of things. Sector Seven (what's left of them) joins the fight with the Autobots and takes out Starscream (sending him fleeing into space in search of a crashed ship capable of holding Decepticon soldiers). In the battle, though, Arcee is killed... actually blown into three pieces.
With the battle ended, Optimus Prime is distraught. He feels that his war and his decisions have pushed feelings of mistrust on the humans. The humans want the Allspark fragment Prime took from Megatron's body, but when the humans offer to restore Arcee, that's when Prime begins to realize that the humans are far more intelligent than the Autobots have known.
Arcee's remains are taken to the Hoover Dam facility. You'll remember that the facility housed "the box" before. This was the small operating bay that Agent Simmons put the cell phone in. They choose to disconnect the delivery devices that send the Allspark radiation into the box, and this leaves the room as one giant box, if you will. Arcee's remains are brought into the room and a wave of replicated radiation is sent into the room. Arcee is restored, but as three separate robots, each with no clue as to who they are or what has happened.
The Autobots are shocked that the humans are capable of doing this, basically creating lifeforms on their own, without the use of the Allspark. Quite displeased, Optimus Prime offers the humans a most puzzling offer. He will give them the Allspark shard, if they destroy the technology he has just witnessed. The human forces agree and the facility is shut down. The Allspark shard goes to Diego Garcia, and the NEST forces are formed.
This ending was rejected because the humans seemed to be a bit too powerful and had technology that seemed a bit too advanced for them. I agree, and I'm happy that a new origin for Arcee was able to be created, but I think this idea could have been pretty cool for the characters and definitely had made Alliance better.
So with that, I leave you with a question. I have a few things to talk about, ideas I had, reasons for some things, etc. But what would you rather have... blog postings, some Q&A threads, live chat room Q&A, or some YouTube postings? Let me know what you think and I'll get something going in the next few weeks.