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The name or term Golden Disk refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Golden Disk (disambiguation).
This Golden Disk is an artifact in the Dreamwave portion of the Generation One continuity family.
Dw theft

"With this little bauble I will write a new chapter in the history of... Wait, this isn't... DAMN YOU, JOE NG!"

Even among its mysterious counterparts, this Golden Disk is a curious anomaly. It looks like the Vok disk, but in the future era of the Maximals and Predacons, it's stored in Vector Sigma's archives. It contains detailed biographies of hundreds of Transformers, plus information on locales, technology, and history... all circa 2003. And it gets stolen by the Predacon Megatron, apparently precipitating his trip to prehistoric Earth in lieu of the Voyager disk in this universe's version of the Beast Wars.


Fiction

Dreamwave comics

As Megatron (who had not yet taken that name) and Dinobot (who, strangely, had) were building up their band of rebels, they infiltrated the Vector Sigma chamber. This irked Dinobot, who didn't understand why they were wasting time "raiding an old library." But Megatron was enraptured by his find: A Golden Disk filled with information on individual Autobots and Decepticons, the history of Cybertron, details about other planets, and cutting-edge technology in the early 21st century. He said it was the key to his future, and after viewing it, he declared himself "Megatron."


(Note: This story was a two-page bookend for the G1 "More Than Meets the Eye" profile comics. It was probably meant as a quick shot at "relevance" by swiping a bit of existing canon. But, this being Transformers, it only made things more confusing.)


Notes

  • This marks two departures from the original Beast Wars canon: First, it's clearly neither the Voyager disk nor the Vok disk it resembles, yet it seems to fill the former's place in Megatron's story. And second, it also becomes a substitute source for his name, instead of the Covenant of Primus. But since the information it contains places it squarely in the Dreamwave G1 continuity, these aren't contradictions; they're merely the kind of variations one would expect from a parallel universe.
  • Nah, we're pulling your leg. It doesn't make any sense to us either.

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