In a Nevada Desert sandstorm, Snarl attacks a unit of US soldiers, who are saved by Mirage, Trailbreaker and Brawn. The Dinobot then attacks the Autobots, one of four teams dispatched by Optimus Prime to capture their deranged comrades. Snarl then stumbles onto a top-secret US base in the desert. The base personnel evacuate, and the base self-destructs, taking out Snarl. The whole episode has been observed by Laserbeak.