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After the movie, we barely see Arcee.  She was prominent in The Five Faces of Darkness, and once in a while was shown.  One time on Cybertron, she watches as Springer installs a new invention of Perceptor’s, a power core converter.  The converter is successfully installed and right away, the Decepticons attempt to steal it for themselves.  Arcee, Springer, and Ultra Magnus fight against the Decepticon bandits.  The Decepticons are able to escape into the tunnels of Cybertron.  The Autobots soon find the Decepticons battling against a group of creatures which were made by the Quintessons millions of years ago. Once the creatures notice the Autobots, the Autobots are attacked.  Springer, Wreck Gar, and Arcee are all injured by the creature and have their energy removed from them.  Before she can have her energy sucked out of her, she transforms, but a legion of energy vampire Autobots and Decepticons attack her.  She is ultimately saved by Kup.  Kup is turned into an energy vampire himself, but Arcee and Ultra Magnus are able to escape.  Lost in the tunnels, the two Autobots encounter Galvatron, who tries to kill them.  Arcee watches as Ultra Magnus and Galvatron have a short battle, which ends when the energy draining creature feeds on Galvatron and Ultra Magnus.  Ultra Magnus frees himself and Arcee uses Galvatron’s cannon on the creature.  The creature escapes and starts a path to the experimental power core.  Arcee and Magnus make their way to Rodimus Prime and Perceptor, but all four Autobots are attacked by the energy vampire Transformers.  Ultimately, Perceptor restores the energy vampires to their proper form and the creature (along with the power core) is shot off into space.


When a group of criminals bombed a city to create a diversion for their nefarious plot, Arcee helped the authorities rescue civilians.  Springer wound up feeling the impact from an explosion and crashed to the ground.  Arcee rushed to Springer to tend to his wounds.  These criminals allied themselves with a former terrorist named Old Snake (Aka Cobra Commander from GI Joe), to separate the minds of Springer, Arcee, Rodimus Prime, and Ultra Magnus from their bodies.  The minds were put into synthoids, human replicas, and the bodies were used as weapons. Arcee goes to Autobot City to try to get help, but no one believes that a human could be an Autobot (and for a cartoon it is hard to believe). Human Arcee is detailed, and eventually, after a short experience of being a human, Arcee is restored to her regular form by Perceptor.


Arcee returns to Cybertron and develops a friendship with Daniel Witwicky.  She helps defend Cybertron and the Plasma Energy Chamber from Decepticons.  The Autobots attempt to use a shuttle to travel through the tunnels of Cybertron to reach the chamber.  It is activated and the shuttle is sent to a distant plant called Nebulos.  The Autobots are attacked by a group of Nebulan rebels, who think that the Autobots were weapons sent by The Hive to destroy them.  They are restrained by the rebels and taken to the rebel base.  The rebels attach magnetic bombs on the Autobots.  As the rebels are about to activate the explosives, the Decepticons arrive.  Through very little effort, Spike is able to convince the rebels that the Autobots can help them.  The rebel leader sets the Autobots loose to battle the Decepticons.  Arcee tries to fight Snapdragon, but the Decepticon is too strong for her.  He grabs her hands with his mouth.  Daniel tries to help his friend, but Snapdragon critically injures him.  The Autobots are losing the battle, so they use the magnetic bombs against the Decepticons.  This causes the Decepticons to retreat, but not until they took a few Autobots as hostages.  Daniel’s injuries are so severe that he needs to stay connected to life support machinery and can’t be moved.  Arcee stays by his side.  The leader of the rebels, a Nebulan named Gort, tells the Autobots about Nebulos and the Hive.  The Hive is made up of a small group of evil Nebulans who rule the planet with an iron fist.  They use machines to enslave the population for their whims.  Brainstorm devises a way to binary bond Daniel with Arcee and the life support equipment so Daniel can live.

Daniel wakes up inside of Arcee’s head, binary bonded to the female Autobot.  She joins the other four Autobot Headmasters when they save the captive Autobots.  Arcee transforms into car mode, and Daniel fires on Cyclonus.  Arcee slams into Cyclonus, knocking him off of his feet.  The Autobot Headmasters recover their captive friends and bring them back to the rebel base.  There is another battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, and this time the Autobots loose the battle.  Arcee wasn’t shown with the other Headmasters.  Optimus Prime then arrives on Nebulos and meets the enhanced Autobots.  Arcee confronts Scourge, who has the key inside of him.  With Daniel’s help, Arcee is able to reclaim the key from Scourge.  The Autobots want to escape but Scorponok arrives and attacks the Autobots. '


Scorponok attacks all of the Autobots, but when he learns that Arcee has the key, he focuses on her.  In scorpion mode, he grabs Arcee.  Arcee fires her blaster at the immense Decepticon, but her weapons aren’t powerful enough to cause any damage. She is captured and Scorponok flies to Cybertron.  On Cybertron, Arcee and Daniel are held captive inside of Scorponok.  Zarak wants Arcee to give him the Key, but she refuses.  Zarak then threatens Daniel, which causes Arcee to give the key to the Decepticons.  After Fortress Maximus and Scorponok battle, Cerebros and Spike rescue Arcee and Daniel.

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