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SS - The Beauty And The Beast by Tf-SeedsOfDeception SS - The Beauty And The Beast by Tf-SeedsOfDeception
TRANSFORMERS: SEEDS OF DECEPTION
"THE EVIL THAT MECHS DO" SAGA
SHORT STORY: "THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"


Lineart by Koen Luyten :iconkluyten:

Colors by Victoria Rojas :iconlittlemissawesome:

Story and lettering by Franco Villa :iconm3gr1ml0ck:

Edits by Gregory Donaldson :iconnovastorm73:

The New Junkions created by Ibai Canales :iconcanalus:

Ideas by Simon Reeves :iconreeves83:

SoD project by Peter Istyle :iconi-sithlord:


NOTES

The new take on Arcee and Jhiaxus was originally developed by Simon Furman and Alex Milne in Spotlight: Arcee.

Simon Reeves continued to explore Arcee's origins in The Shape Of Things To Come.

As was already explained, the origins of this version of Arcee are a metaphor for sexual abuse: we tried to stay true to this delicate theme.

Art for Jhiaxus.

And who might be Arcee's sisters? One is revealed in Short Story: A New Beginning.

Jhiaxus' mansion is named after the flagship commanded by his G2 counterpart in Marvel Comics: the Twilight.

Panel 11: the answer to Arcee's question can be found in SoD: Omega Supreme. She actually spent metacycles in stasis lock: the Age of Nova Prime came to an end, the Supreme Interregnum followed and finally the Age Of Sentinel Prime began.

Panel 13: this story is a crossover with another SoD spin-off, the Constant Moons saga. See Constant Moons: Paradise Lost for the origins of the Junkions and the reason of their hate for Jhiaxus.

Arcee is not the first of Jhiaxus' "failed" experiments to be thrown in the Junklands, as seen in page 5 of SoD: Paradise Lost.

And finally, what does Arcee dream of, while she is offline? The answer can be found in the unmatched saga of Arcee In Wonderland, by Koen Luyten!

(What's that bunny doing in panel 13? Looks like a fragment of Arcee's dream was dragged into this reality!)

Original (official) concept for the Junkion Shaman.

Arcee will look for an answer to her condition in Short Story: The Answer.

"The Beauty And The Beast" is part of the collection of tales related to the Nova Prime age: see all of them (plus the amazing cover) in Special Story: The Evil That Mechs Do.

Arcee's previous life (and identity) are described in Short Story: The Shape Of Things To Come.

More Arcee in Short Story: The Answer.

Arcee's saga ends in Revelation (the last chapter, Spotlight: Sideswipe, shows Arcee taking her revenge on Jhiaxus).

Original lineart.

Unlettered version.


ON THE WEB

Don't miss our previous update: Act 2 of SoD: Trannis (pages 6-10).

Discussion threads: SeibertronIDW Forum, Tformers, AllSpark, Tfw2005, TfArchive, TheTF, FullMetalHero, Cybertron, TransFans, Cybertopia, TMUK, TfCog, TfShadowCon.

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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I'm still trying to work out how she can be female if they don't have genders (although everyone appears to be 'male'). She's obviously female shaped but I wonder how the insides are changed.
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Tf-SeedsOfDeception Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
It's the programming, mostly. She has urges that her body cannot understand, so the body is not really changed, inside: that's the concept from Spotlight: Arcee :)
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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
ah, I think I understand. Is it sort of that she has these new urges but because their mechanoids, they have no real way of acting on them. 
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Tf-SeedsOfDeception Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Yes, and this will drive her crazy, turning her into the obsessedm vengeful cold-blood killer of the official comics.
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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
ah, I understand now, thanks
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh heh, do I detect a faint "Take That" directed at Tramp? ;)
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Tf-SeedsOfDeception Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
We're actually hammering Jhiaxus as the array of his experiments grows!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gotcha.
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Kaliumgirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Well, I've thought about this robot gender thing too, like pretty much everybody has. Fembots make no sense, but there are advantages to their presence from story points:

1- Fembots allow authors to use tropes which will only make sense with female characters without there being a potentially very annoying human.
2- While Transformers are robots, they are also living beings, very complex ones at that, and there being male and female robots can make it easier for some people to see them as such.
3- Transformers are pretty unrealistic robots, as robots go, so having genders won't make them any more unrealistic than they already are.
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Gambits-Wild-Card Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great guys!!!
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