Maxx looked at the two war machines pursuing him. He sent the signal to Wrecker - it was time for him to hide, to protect Mordie. Maxx would lead these machines into the desert outside of Z-Celestia with an unconscious ZEM over his shoulder while he learned more about his new adversaries.
It was some time later after Sentinel had been converted to a Force member that they stumbled upon one of the lost Fortresses of the Zeroids.
Built in the distant past, each Fortress contained the vast information collected by a single Prime Zeroid.
It was inside the ransacked Fortress of Zuyruden (the Constructor) that the Force encountered a mad mechanoid calling itself Maxx-One-Million. If it had awakened and destroyed the fortress, or if Cult of Dred members had done so looking for resources, Maxx Zero could not say. What the Force could see was that this machine had been modified beyond the standard Zetonian form - whereas Maxx had gained a hoverpod during his awakening in the labs of Z-Celestia, M1M could actually fly with the incredible force generated by his leg jets. Its arms ended in powerful cannons, knocking ZEM out of the battle early.
Sentinel and Maxx worked together, using their combined firepower and leftover demolition charges to explode M1M into fragments. This was not the end of M1M, though.
This particular robot had been an experiment...could a robotic conciousness operate independent of a core, the primary power source of a Zetonian? M1M existed as energy, retrofitting mechanical bodies to his needs.
The Force later faced M1M again, destroying his energy form inside one of Vanguard's shield bubbles.
The threat of Maxx-1-Million was defeated...but deep inside the Fortress of Zuyruden, a circuit board activated at the end of M1M. A pulse wave was generated by the fortress, mixed with chrono-energy and channeled through the still-intact transmitter array of the fortress, broadcasting a message into deep space.
The message was a simple and clear one: Experiment failure. Activate core...Omega-One.
A machine activated, preparing for creation...
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