Lost Light #21 (spoilers)

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Professor Smooth
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:18 pm

I think I've been wrong with every prediction I've ever made about a reveal in MTMTE and Lost Light. But this time. This one time. Maybe this one FINAL time. I called it. I got it right. I've...I've achieved something!

...unless this turns out to be a fake out and it's really Shockwave.

snarl wrote:Just... really... what the **** have [IDW] been taking for the last 2 years?

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:06 pm

Huh.

The Professor was right.

So now the question is.....whose side is he on really?

"But the Costa story featuring Starscream? Fantastic! This guy is "The One", I just know it, just from these few pages. "--Yaya, who is never wrong.

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:21 am

So, upon re-reading the book...

IS Megatron the Grand Architect? It's kind of ambiguous as that what's happening on those last few pages. The way I read it the first time, I thought that Megatron had wound up displaced in time and had been putting things together in an attempt to stop Unicron. But upon reading it again, there's some stuff that doesn't line up and some things that jump out at me.

The first is that a lot of these scenes don't seem to be taking place in linear order. We hear about a short attack on the Grand Architect before we actually see that attack happen. And after that, we learn that the attack happened to Pharma, not Megatron. This suggests that the Grand Architect IS Pharma.

Not only that, but the looming danger wasn't Unicron in some unknown universe, but Megatron in the Functionalist universe.

The endgame of the series isn't the Grand Architect accidentally summoning Unicron and then banding together to stop him. It's everybody back to put an end to Pharma.

snarl wrote:Just... really... what the **** have [IDW] been taking for the last 2 years?

Brendocon wrote:Yaya's money.

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 am

I think you've got it.

Love how we were meant to think the "threat" was Unicron. Clever James.

I didn't actually realize that was Pharma until you pointed this out. I wasn't sure who that was. It didn't really look like Pharma to me, but the clue was when he was asked if he wanted two real hands instead of one. That should have clued me in. But I'm old, so...

So basically this is the Lost Light Megatron. And he's here to save the day, it would appear.

The best thing to come out of this series is Megatron. He's been so beautifully developed as a character with such depth that were he to meet Optimus again in battle, I'm not sure who I'd root for. I mean, we've come a long way from the Megatron from the cartoon, haven't we?

I would say one-on-one at this point between Prime and Megs would stand as one for the ages. A far cry from when they battled on Hoover Dam. :) Here's to hoping we get the chance to witness that.

"But the Costa story featuring Starscream? Fantastic! This guy is "The One", I just know it, just from these few pages. "--Yaya, who is never wrong.

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