STARSCREAM IS the leader of the Decepticons. She's bold, energetic, persistent, and far from the type to let others tell her what to do. The only person who's ever gotten away with that was her archnemesis, Jetfire--a passionate ex-flame turned bitter rival, and warlord over the Autobots. MEGATRON IS Shockwave's pride and joy. He's the best of his rank among the Predacons, a race of cybernetically-engineered beings created from the fossils of ancient beasts designed to be the ultimate war machines. He's better, stronger, and smarter than all the rest, making him an invaluable mechanism of mass destruction. Now that Shockwave and his experiments are back on Cybertron's second moon, the well-kept hiding place of the Decepticons' main fortress, Starscream is faced with a predicament. Every one of Shockwave's predacons is a specimen to behold, mostly perfect in discipline and conduct, but one stands out from the rest--the apathetic, smug, and self-absorbed Megatron. Starscream isn't the type to let others tell her what to do. And Megatron isn't the type to take no for an answer.