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This article is about the underwater buildings on Earth - for the Decepticon base on Cybertron, see Decepticon Headquarters (Cybertron).


Decepticon Headquarters is a base on Earth.
Undersea Base

...and Namor complains about the dwellers of the surface.

Built around the undersea crash site of their former starship, Decepticon Headquarters served as the main base of operations for Megatron's troops on Earth. The base included several new buildings, and a docking tower, a giant telescoping "elevator" which allowed the Decepticons to reach the surface without having to get wet and risk getting rusty.

History

Cartoon canon

In the months after the Decepticons' new space cruiser crashed into the ocean, they built several buildings around it to serve as their main base.

Being located underwater, Decepticon Headquarters was quite prone to flooding; its walls were breached on at least four known occasions. The first was due to enemy action. The Decepticons had kidnapped Sparkplug Witwicky; in the process of rescuing him, Cliffjumper used his glass-gas to burn a hole in the base. Brawn later punched another hole in the wall before the Autobots made their escape.

When the Decepticons used the space bridge to move Cybertron to Earth's orbit, it caused massive natural disasters which the Decepticons hoped to make energon with. Unfortunately, the space cruiser was damaged, with rocks from a nearby extension falling on the base and breaching the hull. Also, the docking tower snapped in half due to a tidal wave, flooding much of the base. That's what happens when Rumble is responsible for material acquisition.

The Decepticons spent some time repairing the damage and cleaning up the flooding.

When Carly allied herself with the Autobots, she took it upon herself to sabotage Decepticon Headquarters, placing bombs on the hull. Unfortunately, when it went off, she had been captured and placed in the very room that was being flooded. The Decepticons sealed off the rest of the base, keeping it dry, and left the human to drown, unaware that Ironhide rescued her.

Later, after the Sky Platform, a hovering energy collecting station built by the Constructicons, was lost, the Decepticons fled back to the space cruiser. However, Powerglide directed the station to sink directly above the space cruiser's location. Megatron ordered Soundwave to activate the base's force fields, only to learn that the Decepticons had never installed force fields. As the station came crashing down, Megatron assigned the Decepticons to their most difficult task to date... clean up the mess the station's impact had made of the base. They probably made Starscream do it.

MUX History

Since the construction of Decepticon City, the Decepticons have moved most of their forces there. The Undersea base remains as a fallback platform and occasional lab for the science-minded Decepticons.

G.I. Joe World

In 1982, Joe science teams uncovered an alien spacecraft and studied it, which gave them a huge technological edge. They used this edge to enforce their will across the world. Discovering ancient alien robots in the Ark, the Joes did they best they could with limited technology to bring them back to life. A few were repaired and given new Joe vehicle altmodes. However, not all of the bots repaired were Autobots, and many of the Decepticons immediately left the Joes to seek their fortunes elsewhere. One of them, called Megatron, gathered some of the others and built an undersea base, far away from prying human eyes...

Notes

  • This vessel went nameless for 25 years. It was retroactively called the Victory in The Complete Ark reference book. [1]
  • According to the production bible of the Generation 1 cartoon, one of the ideas involving the space bridge was that its end on Earth would be located in a room within Decepticon Headquarters. Evidently, this idea was nixed in order to allow the Autobots a chance to use the space bridge once in a while. On the MUX, the Earth space bridge nexus is currently located in Decepticon City.
  • On the MUX, the undersea base is located in the Upper South Atlantic Ocean.

References

This page uses content from Transformers Wiki. The original article was at Victory (ship).

The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Transformers Universe MUX, the text of Transformers Wiki is available under the Creative Commons License.

This page uses content from Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki. The original article was at Decepticon Headquarters.


The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

As with Transformers Universe MUX, the text of Transformers Wiki is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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