Straxus planned to imprint his own brain patterns onto the Decepticon leader Megatron. The plan failed, but as a backup he had created a clone of Megatron from a Decepticon trooper. Failing to take control of the real Megatron, Straxus transferred his mind to the clone. Unfortunately Megatron's personality was also copied to the clone and became dominant making the clone believe that he was the real Megatron. The clone was later moved to Earth where it was discovered in the sewers of London and mistaken for Megatron.