|Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility."
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After Prowl's first two attempts at stopping Starscream ended in his arrest, he fell back on his contingency plan: roping Rattrap into stealing the Enigma of Combination and delivering it to his cell—just as Ironhide, Mirage, and Sunstreaker arrived to meet with Optimus Prime. Although Optimus tried to stop Rattrap, he activated the Enigma. The five Autobots were exposed to its energy, merging them into a new, combined form. With Prowl in control, the new combiner headed through the unstable space bridge portal, vowing to end the conflict once and for all.
Inspired by a previous incident in which several Autobots combined together, Optimus Prime, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Ironhide and Prowl initiated the "Masquerade Project" in the late 1980s, modifying their transformation cogs to adopt new combiner modes. Though the process was imperfect and unstable, they managed to combine into Optimus Maximus and defeat Slugslinger during the battle for the Transform Super Cog. The combiner was then split apart when hit by an energy shockwave emitted by Megatron.