WEBWORLD
Written by LEN WEIN AND DIANE DUANE
Production # 700-101
Original Air Date: 10.20.1986

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The Decepticons clash with the Autobots to gain possession of a mineral dubbed isodrite, with which they seek to repair their weaponry, but the increasingly crazed Galvatron appears unable to fight intelligently. Blindly convinced of his own ascendancy, Galvatron ignores Cyclonus's attempts at instilling in him the importance of strategy and reason to the extent that he even takes out his anger and hatred for the Autobots on his own forces. The Autobots eventually pull out with the isodrite. Later, Cyclonus waxes rhapsodic to Motormaster and Swindle about Galvatron's immense courage on the battlefield, but meets with dissent from the other two, who threaten to deal harshly with both Galvatron and Cyclonus if the lieutenant doesn't do something about their leader's mental illness. Once Motormaster and Swindle have left, a Quintesson hologram materializes to inform Cyclonus -- with customary devious intent -- of a planet on which psychiatric treatment is administered: Torkulon. Knowing that Galvatron would never willingly have himself committed, Cyclonus lures him to Torkulon with the promise of an Autobot confrontation. However, soon after they arrive and find but mentally challenged aliens, Galvatron is subdued and examined. The Torkuli find that his metaprocessor -- his brain -- suffered damage due to the time spent in the plasma baths of Thrull, but Galvatron soon exhausts all of his options for a cure, and the Torkuli resolve to have insect-like beings, known as the Alya, complete the decline of his metaprocessor, which will render him mindless. Cyclonus is detained as he desperately attempts to intervene, but as the entire planet enters Galvatron's mind, he enters its mind as well, infecting it with his madness. Freed from his bonds, Galvatron races for Torkulon's memory core and destroys it, leaving the Torkuli to restore their shattered world as he refocuses his attention on his one true goal: the destruction of the Autobots.

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