"I'm gonna need to have a talk with our first officer about keeping us informed on matters pertaining to the safety of our crew and the theft of powerful artifacts," Topside remarks to the scientists. "You'd think we'd ought to know about the Omega Key upgrading the ship, or that the Butcher of Tetrahex happens to not only be a stowaway, but also currently stolen along with a powerful artifact that gives ne'er-do-wells a shot at playing god."
"Bet Shatterpoint knew," Sprocket replies. "We've got a lotta 'Cons up on the bridge; wouldn't surprise me if they just up and decided to keep the Autobot half of leadership out of the loop."
"A Decepticon is standing right here," Grommet grumbles. "Shatterpoint may be abrasive, but he wouldn't be so immature as to purposefully exclude half the crew. Motherboard likely underestimated the severity of the situation. Deemed it necessary to only send a few nobodies to pick up a washed-up surgeon and a broken toy."
"That 'broken toy' still has the potential to be mighty sharp thorn in our sides," Shatterpoint says. "Damaged or no, I would've thought that logical mind of her's'd take that into consideration."
"This guy gone nuts or something?" a prisoner could be heard making an aside to his friend. "He's talking 'bout his legs like he's never had a pair before..."
"And we're the cracked ones," another chuckles. "Autobots, amirite?"
"Anybody interested in getting a look at a prototype weapons system utilizing the same technologies as twelve walking fortresses," Salvo suggests in a deadpan.