Art by Trevor Hutchison
Words by Nick Roche and James Roberts
Extracts from “Wreckers: Declassified,” Datalog 332 by Fisitron:
“This is the story of the the Wreckers’ Last Stand.
The story of ten soldiers and a stowaway who rode into the Valley of Death.
Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them, volley’d and thunder’d.
It’s a story of sacrifice and betrayal, and of good people dying in Stupid, Pointless Ways.
It’s the story of the Decepticon who chose Option 2, and paid for it with his Sanity…
…and the Autobot who went too far.
It’s the story of a woman so Terrified of being abandoned that she risked her life to Avoid It…
… and of a Second-Stringer who spent his whole life planning the Perfect Death…
… only to Abandon his plans in favor of simply doing what had to be done.
And at the Heart of this story is someone who was Lied To. Someone who Wouldn’t Speak Up. Someone who Reneged On A Deal.
And so the Endgame was played out under a heartless sky, with the mighty Wreckers falling one by one.
Maybe some of them Welcomed it.
But even then, among the twitching cadavers and the hum of shattered circuitry, among the fields of failed and fading sparks—Even Then—something Stirred…
The Wreckers were split, smashed, squashed, slashed, shot…
Until All had become just One.
This has been a story about the Wreckers. And impossible odds. And weird brain bullets.
Maybe Garrus-9 marks the End Of The Road for the Wreckers. After all, there has to be a Limit.
Mission after Mission, fatality after fatality…surely everything— Everyone— has a Breaking Point…
…It’s just a question of how much Pressure is applied.
But maybe this Isn’t the end of the road, maybe it’s a Stop-Off, a moment to reflect before Moving On.
Because that’s how we Honor those we’ve lost: by looking Forward, not back.
You see, this is one of those stories with a Moral.
And the moral is simply this: