Back within Unicron's sparkchamber, the Heralds the Chaos Bringer recuperate.
"We sure are losin' 'lot, aren' we?" Skulk asks; he and the other Infernocons had separated. "And the li'l flies 'ere are a bit of a bother, too," he adds, referring to the continued defiance of the people of the Cybertronian Commonwealth.
"The concession of two more weapons to our enemies is indeed regrettable-" Nemesis Prime begins to comment.
"Hold on," Ramjet interrupts. "Weren't you the one who was all 'we can't let them retrieve the other relics' not more than two weeks ago?" he asks, slipping into a bad impersonation of the false Prime.
"I've had some time to think since then," Nemesis Prime replies, glaring at Ramjet as he did so. "And I realized there was one detail of our first battle with the 'Primes' that we overlooked."
"I dunno, I think I remember it pretty clearly," Ramjet says, rubbing his neck; he had been decapitated by Nexus Prime in the battle against Unicron.
"Perhaps," continues Nemesis. "I noticed, however, that for all their powers and weaponry, they only started to gain the upper hand after the one called Optimus opened the Matrix."
"Are you saying that it ultimately doesn't matter how many relics we let them obtain?" Megabolt guesses. "That, as long as they can't open the Matrix themselves, they aren't a threat?"
"Oh no, I wouldn't go that far, my friend," Nemesis Prime clarifies. "Our new foes are not to be underestimated, and we are not as powerful as we once were. I simply suggest that we keep our primary objective the destruction of the Matrix of Leadership, rather than busy ourselves in this scavenger hunt. While it'd certainly be preferable to keep as many of the relics out of our adversaries' hands as possible, no weapon in all creation can save them when we shatter that golden bauble."