In the present day, the fate of the first Ark was one of the "big three" mysteries that Nightbeat liked to dig into in his free time. The Void! It has five decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). Four million years later, Mount St. Hilary erupted, jarring the ship back to life. Transformers G1: Awakening, The Ark acted as a hub for the Autobots, with the group returning there after each completed mission to recharge and to upgrade their T.E.C.H. It was recovered this time by Shockwave and Starscream, who repaired it and took it to Earth to conquer that planet with it. When the Decepticon ship picked up the Ark, Counterpunch swiftly executed Wingspan, sending the Decepticons after his fellow Autobots with a vengeful fury. Heavy Metal War Laserbeak was known to use the volcano's crater as an entry/exit point when on spying missions. Blackrock pegged the Ark as the reason Megatron kept his hold on Earth with its onboard systems being able to resist any human incursion. Joe vs. the Transformers issue 2, Following the defeat of Cobra and the Decepticons, the government helped the Autobots construct a new Ark with which to return to Cybertron. All rights reserved. The Ark was recovered and repaired by Megatron, Realignments who attempted to take it back to Cybertron and conquer that planet with it. At that point, he had deemed the plan to destroy the deactivated Autobots aboard her and change the outcome of the Great War as a last-chance gamble should he ever be backed into a corner with little hope of escape. Seeing that the battle could not be won, Jetfire ordered the facility scuttled. The Ark is the name given to the Autobot spaceship that originally carried the Autobot and Decepticon armies to Earth.While no longer used as Autobot Headquarters, the Ark is still an important Autobot asset, and has been returned to full flight status, although it is used less often than smaller shuttles and the Space Bridge due to the Ark’s significant fuel consumption. The probe, unable to find machinery, scanned the young boy and exchanged information with him, allowing it to reactivate and partially reconfigure a small Decepticon. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. No, really. Counterpoint During the second crash, Galvatron was thrown from the ship and wound up buried in the ice of Yukon in stasis lock after a battle with Fortress Maximus. However, the Autobots remained in their crashed ship, which served as their base of operations: Autobot Headquarters. Decepticon Leader Megatron led a boarding party which attacked the Ark crew. With nowhere else to go, the Autobots spent a thousand years aimlessly drifting through space before the scientist Ectronymous Diamatron, picked up a Cybertronian signal on Earth Ghosts of Cybertron Part 1 and took a shuttle to investigate. There is some question as to the Ark's appearance in the Dreamwave continuity, as it is never shown in totality in an actual comic story. It is armed with 16 particle-combustion cannons (port), 16 laser emitters (starboard), a primary starfield missile launcher, and an Overshock sonic battery. Laird Mac Cullen travelled to the Ark's resting place—the "cave of the old gods"—accompanied by his friends and mute brother to consult the druids for news of Viking raids. The Decepticons invaded the bridge, and the resulting struggle caused the Ark to crash, embedding itself into the side of a volcano on Earth, where it remained for four million years. The ship never flew again. When this was done and her reserves depleted, the Decepticons attacked and boarded her. Child's Play The Ark served as a base of operations of sorts for the various search parties during the Matrix quest. One thing first: For practical reasons this toy here is, even compared to the rather short Cyberverse figures, much smaller than the huge space craft we … Autobot Ark (Cyberverse playset, 2011) The Ark playset. The Ark is the name given to the Autobot spaceship that, in many universes, originally carried the Autobot and Decepticon armies to Earth. Following a titanic battle, they used it to leave Cybertron and head out into the cosmos, only for the ship to be attacked by Megatron's forces. Master Blaster, After securing the Nemesis, Megatron attempted to destroy the Ark (along with all the Decepticons inside, which might have destroyed him as well). The anomaly turned out to be a gateway to a region known as the Dead Universe, which instantly killed most of the crew as they crossed through. The exact location is unknown, but closely resembled the American southwest. Spotlight: Optimus Prime Spotlight: Galvatron The first ship and namesake of its class, the Ark was designed by the cruelest engineers of Nova Prime's C.A.D.R.E., being the most powerful class of warship that they'd ever built. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. After Arcee had shown the T-800 around the warship's armory, the unit helped itself to some explosives, surreptitiously scattering them around the Ark, later remotely detonating them, causing a violent explosion to consume the ship. The ship was severely damaged by the crash and its subsequent entombment; massive rocks were visible inside the ship (whether they penetrated the hull on impact or were formed there later is unclear), and broken and damaged consoles are frequently seen in the background. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor.It has five decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). However, Tarantulas betrayed him and set the Ark to self-destruct. 69. Destiny, Part Five, The two took the Ark to a nearby asteroid belt to recover their strength but Shockwave insisted that Starscream take the ship elsewhere lest they be detected by the Autobots. The Ark is on fire! Leadfoot called foul on the story as despite Megatron's tactical skills, the Decepticon leader lacked the engineering and medical knowledge necessary to reboot and reprogram the Ark as well as to reanimate the corpses. Escape Part One, The Ark was the Autobot flagship. The base's nerve center was the supercomputer Teletraan I. Fortunately, Blackarachnia was able to deactivate the overload. G1 Autobot Ark -- help with floorplan. Out of control, the Ark crashed to Earth, smashing into a volcano in what would eventually become a desert. Twenty-thousand astro-cycles out, it disappeared with all hands lost. When Grimlock proved able to take down the ship's arsenal of Guardian droids, AUNTIE retaliated by bringing Megatron online. When this was done and her reserves depleted, the Decepticons attacked and boarded her. The Scotsmen travelled into the sacred grotto, warned not to disturb the resting gods within. Transformers Kingdom Golden Disc Cards Autobot Ark… This was foiled by Fortress Maximus and Spike Witwicky, who sacrificed their lives to cause an anti-matter explosion that finally destroyed the great ship. The Ark was launched under the command of Optimus Prime to search for fuel, but ran afoul of two colliding asteroids. The Gathering #3. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. Once on Earth, he apparently found the crash site of the Ark, but buried the entrance to the interior of the volcano. After defeating Trypticon, Optimus gathered Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jetfire, Air Raid and Silverbolt around him, telling them he had commissioned a new ship, the Ark, to take them off Cybertron when it was time for them to leave. Detecting Ravage, Shockwave used the Ark's lights to distract the leeches while Starscream rescued their comrade. It revived and, unable to distinguish Autobot from Decepticon or to detect organic life (clearly it had suffered additional malfunctions since creating the Dinobots), it revived both sides to transform into the machines it perceived as the planet's dominant lifeforms. Spotlight: Nightbeat. The Autobots seemed to be preparing to re-launch it after the crash of the Decepticon space cruiser, More than Meets the Eye, Part 3 but months later, both the Autobots and the ship remained on Earth. Hoping to end the threat of Megatron forever, Optimus Prime purposely crashed the ship into the passing planet Earth. Soon after, someone either very greedy or very bored or both managed to enter the Ark. After the crash, some of the Ark's systems still functioned, and when they detected the Decepticon Shockwave making planetfall, the ship revived five of her Autobot crew and rebuilt them into the Dinobots. The Ark's crew consisted of all the 1984 Autobots. Four million years later, Mount St. Hilary erupted, jarring the ship back to life. Ask Vector Prime, 2015/09/30. The Ark was destroyed in 2004 while Ratchet and Brawn countered a Decepticon attack headed by Starscream and Bruticus. The Agenda (Part III) Fortunately, the Maximals fixed everything. The Ultimate Doom, Part 2 The system of caves beneath the base also allowed the Constructicons to enter the base from below, in an attempt to destroy Teletraan I. Before he could dig into the mystery even more, he was overtaken by a strange group of Transformers who captured him and messed with his head, eventually erasing his memory of being there at all. The young brother discovered an Energon cube and used it to reactivate a Sky Spy probe. Natural Selection, Part Five Having decided to stay on Earth, Natural Selection, Part Two Optimus Prime made his way to the Ark to destroy it and arrived just in time to see it take off glimpsing Galvatron on the bridge and mistaking him for Megatron. Ark. "Orion Pax" has uploaded 1019 photos to Flickr. Micro-Aggressions. Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2 It is suspected that the settlers of known Autobot colonies such as Junkion were among these. https://transformers.fandom.com/wiki/Ark_(G1)?oldid=474145, An Autobot shuttle featured in Marvel UK's ", Interestingly, while it is one of the main "set" locations in the, The name of the ship is possibly taken from the Book of Genesis story of Noah, a man who is instructed by God to build a large ship which is called an "ark", and use it to ensure the survival of his family and two of every animal on Earth. So intertwined was Shockwave with the warship that he now identified himself as being the Ark with the Ark being him. The United States government subsequently dug up the Ark, dismantled it, and brought the pieces to Roswell for study. Known passengers on this first Ark include: On his reappearance, Galvatron reveals that the ship disappeared after he intentionally piloted it directly into the anomaly within the Benzuli Expanse, which turned out to be a gateway to a region known as the Dead Universe. This page was last modified on 19 January 2021, at 11:25. Megatron took command of the Ark, but apparently kept it (with Ratchet on ice, and Shockwave's head in a jar) as his new headquarters on Earth. The Decepticons, the decedents of the military hardware robots also made by the Quintessons. When they arrived over the devastated Earth, Megatron took advantage of their shock to shoot them down. More than Meets the Eye, Part 1. Its stated mission was to plot a safe passage from the Cybertronian Quadrant of the galaxy through the Benzuli Expanse, though its true mission was Expansion. ...and as it came to be fairly consistently portrayed as the comics progressed. The Ark's original crew in the comics included all of the 1984 Autobots, the Dinobots, Red Alert (in the UK), the recorded mental engrams of most of the other 1985 Autobot cars, and Toaster. He is pretty sure Prowl is the main reason the Autobots have stayed functioning so long. As he showed the young dragon around the ship, the Constructicons attacked. The Ark Project was undertaken in absolute secrecy, being a representation of the Autobots' hope that the Great War might one day end and Cybertron be able to recover. Over time, the Autobots modified and expanded their base. Repeat Performance! The Ark was the Autobot flagship. The War to End All Wars, Part 3 The Underbase and Shockwave left the Ark to attack the Hub Network. Joined: Mar 26, 2004 Posts: 30,431 Trophy Points: 422 Ship Mode (Ark): You’re not buying this set for Roller, of course, but rather for the Ark, the legendary space craft of the Autobots since the days of G1. G.I. 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