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Planet X (Cybertron)

Planet X

Once, in the distant past, Planet X was a world to be feared. Existing in a parallel reality, it was home to a race of warriors, thieves, assassins, and techno-marauders, who turned the very planet itself into a colossal weapon that they used to wreak terror and destruction across the face of their universe, obliterating all other worlds and civilizations that stood in their path. This unholy crusade was ultimately Planet X's own undoing, however; when it entered into a war with Gigantion, the Giant Planet, the scientists of Planet X were forced to unleash energies so uncontrollable that they consumed their world, destroying it utterly.

With the destruction of Planet X, what few survivors of the world that remained entered into an alliance with the world-eater Unicron, agreeing to serve him in exchange for a chance at revenge on Gigantion. While the planet itself is no more, "Planet X" remains a phrase of fear uttered only in hushed tones, for now, it serves as a codeword that links these survivors, who have become a secret society whose every action is shrouded in mystery, misdirection and deceit. Nobody knows just how many survivors there are out there in the universe, but it can be assured that wherever one of them appears, tragedy will soon follow in the wake of their passing—a fact proven most visibly by the only two known, named survivors, Sideways and Soundwave.

FictionEdit

Cybertron cartoonEdit

Learning that the energy of their world, and indeed, all life in their universe, was slowly dying out, the inhabitants of Planet X reached out to the fringes of space and time, discovering the planet Gigantion in a neighboring dimension. Intending to make it their new home, they pulled it through a space warp into their universe and immediately laid siege to it. Unfortunately for Planet X, Gigantion was one of the worlds chosen by the ancient Cybertronians to be a colony planet, complete with a Cyber Planet Key, the energies of which the Gigantion were able to utilize in order to increase both their size and power, and the size of Gigantion itself, in order to fight back. The war steadily escalated, until Planet X "dropped the big one", and inadvertently destroyed themselves with a weapon they could not control.

Immediately after Planet X met its end, the surviving scholars of the planet pooled their knowledge in a quest to find a means of revenge against Gigantion. Lore of an ancient, planet-devouring being brought them hope, and they split up across the universe in their search for it. It was Soundwave who would end up succeeding in the millennia-long quest, finding and entering into a bargain with the chaos-bringer, Unicron: one million years of servitude in return for the assured destruction of Gigantion. Fellow survivor Sideways later joined him in his pact, even serving as an avatar for Unicron's spark during the war for the Mini-Cons on Earth in 2010.

As misfortune would have it, the Planet X survivors' contract with Unicron reached its end just as Unicron himself was destroyed in 2020. When the Autobots and Decepticons subsequently undertook the quest for the Cyber Planet Keys, Sideways and Soundwave took matters into their own hands, confusing and conspiring with the two factions with the aim of eventually procuring all four keys and using their power to take their vengeance on Gigantion. When the keys were all assembled and Megatron and Starscream began battling for possession of them, Sideways and Soundwave tried making a grab for the keys, but were caught in the reality-rending energies released by the two Decepticons' battle and blasted into another dimension. As it turned out, this was to be a happy ending for the pair, as they discovered an intact version of their home planet in this other dimension, and set up residence there.

Ask Vector PrimeEdit

The Planet X of Aurex 802.23 Alpha was originally a peaceful world hailing from Primax 994.0 Gamma. This changed after Jhiaxus and the Cybertronian Empire took over the planet, colonizing and cyberforming it. After the Cybertronian Empire fell, the remnants of its forces, led by Firecrest, fell back to Planet X, cloaking and fortifying it. Due to the constant searching of The Veteran, Planet X and its inhabitants fled their reality entirely and found a small pocket universe which they waged war against, though the inhabitants scorched their reality in favor of being slaves to the Cybertronian Empire. With little energy and life remaining in their current dimension, Planet X again shifted realities and found Gigantion.

However, the Planet X that menaced Aurex 105.08 Alpha was the shattered carcass of Unicron from Primax 886.0 Gamma, which had been inadvertently blasted into Tyran 609.08 Kappa by Rodimus Prime and the Matrix. Unicron hung around the Solar System as an unnoticed "Tenth Planet", but the universe's nature as a binary end-state universe prevented him from fully repairing himself. In an attempt to fix this, his comatose self resurrected many of the Transformers he'd eaten. They dubbed their world Planet X, warped over to Primax 290.0 Zeta, and started conquering the place until the local Autobots used Zodiac energy to drive Unicron's presence out. Half of Planet X went with it, ending up in Aurex 105.08 Alpha to battle Gigalonia, while the other half remained as a paradise world.

Universal stream Viron 704.08 Gamma also had a Planet X. The population of this Planet X was united by a seeming non-singularity version of Unicron, a conqueror and tyrant who used the power of a Cyber Key to merge his consciousness with his planet and proceeding to try to consume the universe before Omega Prime and Fortress Maximus stopped him.

Transformers: UniverseEdit

In Transformers: Universe, Planet X was the home world of Sideways, Soundwave, Soundblaster and the Vehicons.

Learning that the energy of their world, upon their arrival in the universe, was slowly dying out, the inhabitants of Planet X reached out to the fringes of space and time, discovering the planet Gigantion in the Milky Way Galaxy. Intending to make it their new home, they pulled it through a space warp into the Andromeda Galaxy and immediately laid siege to it. Unfortunately for Planet X, Gigantion was one of the worlds chosen by the ancient Cybertronians to be a colony planet, complete with a Cyber Planet Key, the energies of which the Gigantion were able to utilize in order to increase both their size and power, and the size of Gigantion itself, in order to fight back. The war steadily escalated, until Planet X "dropped the big one", and inadvertently destroyed themselves with a weapon they could not control.

Immediately after Planet X met its end, the surviving scholars of the planet pooled their knowledge in a quest to find a means of revenge against Gigantion. Lore of an ancient, planet-devouring being brought them hope, and they split up across the universe in their search for it. It was Soundwave who would end up succeeding in the millennia-long quest, finding and entering into a bargain with the chaos-bringer, Unicron: one million years of servitude in return for the assured destruction of Gigantion. Fellow survivor Sideways later joined him in his pact, even serving as an avatar for the core of Unicron's presence, or rather like the nucleus, during the Great War for the Mini-Cons on Earth in 2010.

Known Planet X residentsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Liner notes from the final Galaxy Force DVD release identified Planet X as the body of Unicron himself from a parallel universe. Megatron's absorption of Unicron's power had caused this body to go into a frenzied repair mode, attempting to sustain itself. In the process, it resurrected several of the Transformers Unicron had consumed to manage its frantic systems - these beings became the inhabitants of Planet X, and for decades, they attacked other worlds and absorbed them for fuel on a mission of galactic conquest. Eventually, Soundwave discovered Unicron's massive memory bank buried deep within the planet, and began studying it. This became their downfall, however, when they crossed paths with the Giant Planet, and used what they had learned to unlock the full power of their planet—destroying it and themselves in the process. It's not clear if this "counts" for the English version of the continuity or not; even in Japan, the timescale is skewed since Megatron absorbed Unicron's power in 2030, and Takara's own website would later state that Planet X and Gigantion went to war in the 6th century, over a thousand years before this occurred. This was later clarified in 2015 Facebook entries of Ask Vector Prime, which explained that the Galaxy Force and Cybertron version of Planet X had significantly different origins.
  • And of course, the Unicron Singularity can solve any continuity problem.

Foreign namesEdit

  • Japanese: Planet X (プラネットX Puranetto X)
  • Armenian: X Molorak (X մոլորակ, "Planet X")

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