Background: There seems to be a bit of discrepancy between the properties of the Dark Energon seen in the recent Exodus (novel) /War for Cybertron (video game) story arches and the Dark Energon seen in the Transformers: Prime cartoon. In the novel, Dark Energon (referred to as the "Sparks of Unicron") acts as a questionably liquid drug-like power up used by the Decepticons. War for Cybertron portrayed Dark Energon in a vaguely similar manner only usually in crystal form like in TF: Prime. However, in the TF: Prime cartoon, Dark Energon, called "Blood of Unicron", acts as a reanimator of the dead. The Dark Energon of the game/novel seems to require a living vessel to accommodate it (whenever a "Darkened" Decepticon would die in the book, its Dark Energon would leave that corpse behind and pass on to another living Con), the Dark Energon of the cartoon practically thrives on the deceased.
Question: If Cybertron had already been infected with Dark Energon in War For Cybertron/Exodus, how was Megatron able to reinfect it in Transformers: Prime? Why did the Transformers act like they had never encountered Dark Energon before? Is there an any official distinction between the "Sparks of Unicron" Dark Energon (game/book) and the "Blood of Unicron" Dark Energon seen in the Prime cartoon? Are they unique variants of Dark Energon with different properties; a different kind of Dark Energon, or will we discover that this Dark Energon has these other aforementioned properties as well? Basically any clarification you could provide on Dark Energon would be great!
From: Aaron Archer; VP IP Development, Hasbro
The reasons for the confusion will be revealed in the stories that will be told over the next few years. It is a plan and not an oversight. Dark Energon is a newly introduced substance and will be a major factor in the coming conflict and it should not be clear to fans as to what is going on as the final card hasn't been played.
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