Flame continues to fight Xaaron, while the countdown to firing the reactor continues. Trypticon, meanwhile, is the Decepticon reinforcements gathered by Flywheels, and the Wreckers continue towards Flame's reactor. However, the only way to stop the countdown is to actually enter the reactor. Xaaron orders the others to leave so he can do so. Flame then attacks Xaaron, but is killed by Impactor, who gets Xaaron to leave and enters the reactor himself. He succeeds, and back above the Autobots pay tribute to him.