- Decepticon Headquarters is an operation center in the cartoon portion of the Generation One continuity family.
Generation One Cartoon
The Transformers cartoon
The dome-topped building known as Decepticon Headquarters on Cybertron was where Megatron planned to ambush Optimus Prime's energy-hunting expedition four million years ago. Before leaving, he told Shockwave to get off his shelf and watch the planet in his absence.
Four million years later, Shockwave was still doing just that.
Decepticon HQ contained a tower for sending and receiving passengers and cargo via space bridge from Earth. Occasionally, it would get hijacked by the Autobots for their own purposes. Usually, this would result in some damage to the base. And pain for Shockwave.
For some reason, the base contained or was connected to ventilator shafts, which could be used by smaller-sized beings to escape trap rooms connected to the base. At one point, the base held the duplicate computer used to control the hypno-chip slaves on Cybertron.It also served as storage for the Decepticons' dwindling cache of energon.