Thrust, Dirge, and Ramjet spent most of their time arguing over who was the better Seeker while Skywarp fine-tuned the circuitry on his teleportation unit. Starscream ordered his Seekers for an orbital assault, Thrust, Ramjet, Dirge, Thundercracker, Skywarp, and Starscream were finishing their final weapons check. Ramjet asked If they were walking into a trap, Thrust laughed and asked if he was nervous. Ramjet replied "No, I'm just wondering why we have to stick our head in the meat grindor. Surely we should lead with a decoy. It hardly seems like the kind of assault we Seekers merit." "A far cry when we ruled the skies of Cybertron." Dirge added, "This sounds we're being used as cannon fodder."