Palace is the eighth episode of Armada. It first aired in the United States on October 18, 2002 on Cartoon Network.
The Autobots detect a desert Mini-Con.
The Autobots arrive in the desert not too far from where Demolishor is on guard. While Demolishor fires, the kids go toward him, only to be sucked into a sand pit with the Decepticon. Realizing the kids are in trouble, the Autobots determine their next move. Megatron receives a distress signal from Demolishor and the Decepticons move out. The kids find themselves in an underground palace and move forward, are attacked by spiders, and are rescued by an unsuspecting Demolishor. The Autobots and Decepticons battle it out and Red Alert gets a good kick into Starscream's face. The kids find the Mini-Con, but Demolishor gets it first. When Demolishor comes above ground and Hot Shot asks where the kids are, Demolishor replies that he ate them. Hot Shot jumps into the sand pit and Demolishor uses Bonecrusher against the Autobots. Megatron orders a retreat as Hot Shot comes up with the kids and Perceptor.
In the episode
English dub changes
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Hungarian title: Sivatagi palota ("Desert Palace")
"Hey you, what did you do with the kids?"
"I ate them. And they were quite tasty, too."
- —Hot Shot talks about the kids, but Demolishor is only concerned with food.
Animation and/or technical glitches
- While Demolishor has the Autobots pinned down, Hot Shot calls Jolt Grindor.
- After Rad states they need to cause a diversion and Carlos runs out at Demolishor, Demolishor's blasts at Rad.
- In the final scene, Megatron says "Yesss..."
Real world references
- After Alexis goes on a rant about how an ancient civilization must have built the temple to honor a Mini-Con panel, Carlos asks Alexis if Harrison Ford is going to swing out of the wall on a vine.