On the planet Cybertron, the Autobot resistance, led by Optimus Prime, is on the verge of losing the war against the Decepticons and prepares to evacuate the planet. Decepticon forces led by Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave intercept the Autobots during the evacuation, and Optimus sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth in an escape pod in order to set up a base of operations, before staying behind to fend off the Decepticons. B-127 reaches Earth, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise by Sector 7, a secret government agency monitoring extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be hostile and orders his men to attack. B-127 scans a Willys MB jeep and flees to a mine, where he is ambushed by the Decepticon Blitzwing. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus's whereabouts, Blitzwing tears out his voice box and damages his memory core, but B-127 destroys Blitzwing with one of his own missiles. B-127 scans a nearby 1967 yellow Volkswagen Beetle before collapsing from his injuries.