A Long Time Ago

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While Shortstop is stuck in a Gongo prison with Amphotron. Amphtron regales the origin story of the Nonocons.

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In a Gongo holding cell Amphotron and Shortstop banter at each other after being captured during a Gongo Skirmish. During the discussion, Amphotron tells the origin story of the Nonocons.

Billions of years ago, the Nonocons were simplistic robots located on a planet far away in a distant galaxy. Serving as slaves to various organic life forms it's not until Skyscream and Low-Tone show up that Amphotron begins to grow as a fighter robots for his owner Jatto. Under Skyscream's advice Jatto enters Amphotron enter the local robot fighting tournament.

At Latta's shop Amphotron and Skyscream meet Mercy while getting upgrade parts of Amphotron. They discover Mercy has special abilities similar to local humans of the area. Later, as the they scour a crashed ship for parts, Amphotron discovers a fashion canon that quickly becomes a part of him.

Amphotron has his first battle and defeats Creator. He then proceeds to move up the ranks but is unable to bring himself to destroy any other robots, until he ends up fighting his friend Mercy. After Mercy is seriously injured during the battle, he demands Latta repair him. He reached inside his own body pulling out a component and installs it into Mercy saving the robot's life.

Back at Jatto's home, Skyscream and Amphotron discover his upgrades increased Amphotron's power core greatly, allowing him additional firepower never seen before. Jatto indicated that the next fight will be between Skyscream and Amphotron much to their dismay.

Amphtron, Skyscream, Low-Tone meet Mercy in the desert at night and show them various aliens and human foot soldiers they can steal weapons from. They proceed to sneak into the mobile fortress and destroy the small aliens, taking the enhancements they need, with the goal of escaping the planet and taking over nearby starships.

The next day Amphotron faces off at Eaton in the battle arena to which he defeats him. Skyscream gives Amphotron the fushion canon to fight him, and he is defeated. Amphotron then has to fight Skyscream to which he discovers Skyscream deceived him to upgrade his own weapons and body for conquest, using Amphotron as a distraction along the way. Amphotron however changes emotionally and instead almost destroys Skyscream. Although he feels betrayed he also is somewhat impressed by his ability of deception. When the owners of the arena ask him to destroy Skyscream, Amphotron refuses which caused them to intact an inhibitor device. Amphotron however breaks through the pain and his powercore creates a transformation, causing him to evolve into a large canon, which he uses to quickly destroy the entire side of the arena.

Powered by his new abilities, Amphotron frees his comrades and proceeds to destroy every organic in his sight, including his former Master Jatto.

Featured characters

Zapbots Humans/Aliens Nonocons Planets
  • Aster (Gongos Leader
  • Jatto
  • Benjamin
  • Latta
  • A two headed alien announcer
  • A familiar slug like alien
  • Familiar white foot soldiers in armor
  • Familiar aliens with lighted beady eyes
  • A very recognizable dust planet
  • Centar 7




  • First Version: 2024

Production notes

  • Yes anyone who isn't living under a rock can determine who, what and where the back-story takes place in. The goal was to write a story describing it without using any copyrighted terms.

Continuity notes

  • This is the origin story of the Junkicons/Nonocons.

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