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First Encounter

Kevin J. Anderson


Dario Carrasco, Jr.


Mark G. Heike, Bill Black, David Jacob Beckett


Willie Schubert


Ray Murtaugh

Cover artist

Duncan Fegredo


Bob Cooper, David Land (Asst.)

Publication information

Dark Horse Comics

Publication date

August 20, 1997



General information

Old Republic era


5,000 BBY


Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire

Issue number


Preceded by

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 2: Forces in Collision

Followed by

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 4: The Dogs of War

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 3: First Encounter is the third issue in the Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire story arc in the Tales of the Jedi series of comics. It was published on August 20, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics


Publisher's summary

Before the Empire held sway over the galaxy… before the Rebel forces rose up to create the New Republic… there was the time of the Old Republic. The story of how that grand oligarchy fell from power begins here, in an episode titled "First Encounter".

Plot summary

While testing out the Starbreaker 12, Ssk Kahorr and his assistant Gorrm are shot down by the invading Sith warships; Gav Daragon can only hope that his sister, Jori Daragon, was not aboard. Meanwhile, Memit Nadill arrives on Coruscant to defend the Republic hub from the Sith Empire alongside Tuknatan and Sonam-Ha'ar. Master Nadill arrives just in time, as mere moments after he's touched down in Republic City, the Massassi forces begin rampaging the Republic capital.

As the Jedi Knights struggle to defeat the Sith army in the Battle of Coruscant, former leader of the rebellion on Kirrek, Commander Llaban, vows to Empress Teta to defend Kirrek against the Sith Empire.

Meanwhile, as the Sith invade Koros Major, Odan-Urr hands Jori Daragon a lightsaber to defend herself with, and Odan-Urr flies off to the upcoming Battle of Kirrek. Gav Daragon, commander of the Koros Major invasion fleet, flies down to the surface, flanked by a group of Massassi bodyguards, to look for his sister Jori. He walks into Aarrba's Repair Dock, and Aarrba is quickly killed by the Massassi, much to Gav's shock and horror. Jori walks in and, assuming it was Gav who killed Aarrba, attacks him with her lightsaber.

On Kirrek, Odan-Urr and his Master Ooroo prepare themselves, as the Sith drop ships land on Kirrek's surface, unleashing thousands of Massassi and war beasts upon the battlefield.


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Full cover art
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire (TPB)
  • Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Volume 1

External links

  • Dark Horse Comics: The Fall of the Sith Empire #3
The Tales of the Jedi saga
TotJ story arcs
The Golden Age of the Sith · The Fall of the Sith Empire
Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon
The Saga of Nomi Sunrider · The Freedon Nadd Uprising
Dark Lords of the Sith · The Sith War · Redemption
Other collections
Omnibus: Volume 1 · Omnibus: Volume 2
The Collection · 30th Anniversary
Guide books
Tales of the Jedi Companion
TotJ audio books
Tales of the Jedi · Dark Lords of the Sith

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From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

They're actually both looking for characterization.
Let's see what you can see...

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This article is about the Armada episode. For the Armada comic story, see First Encounter!.
Hungarian title: Az Első Találkozás

This is the first episode of the Transformers: Armada cartoon series, introducing some of the main characters, such as Rad, who likes to pick up glowing things in caves and thinks he can hear a robot talking to him, Carlos, who likes to skateboard on giant rocks, and Alexis, who goes home on her own after school and watches earthquakes on her computer. A very average bunch then...



The episode opens with a brief history of the universe and the Autobot and Decepticon war (in the Unicron Trilogy continuity). It states that Transformers were sent out as explorers, by Primus and that one of the first planets inhabited was Cybertron. It also states they were at war with one another over tiny (human sized) robots named Mini-Cons, who were used as tools to boost power. Eventually they were awakened by an internal protocol and joined forces to resist domination by either Autobots or Decepticons. After a long war, the Autobots and Decepticons called a truce. A craft was constructed for the Mini-Cons and blasted into space to stop them being used in another war. It traveled for millions of years until it collided with Earth's Moon, and crashed into Earth. They lay dormant for millions of years, due to terrain shifting on top of their ship. It then cuts to the present day.
Optimus Prime's first appearance on Transformers Armada.

A human named Rad introduces himself and his friend Carlos. They go to school and meet a girl named Alexis. Rad asks her if she wants to come with them to explore a cave, but she rejects him. They then meet and argue with two boys named Billy and Fred. They then head to class for the day.

After school they race up the mountain to the cave. Billy and Fred follow them using a locator stuck to Rad's bike. Rad and Carlos head into the cave, using a rope, and a trail of rocks to mark their path. Billy and Fred follow them at a distance, and accidentally destroy part of the trail. Rad and Carlos dislodge a large slab of rock which they ride down into a cave filled with the wreckage of the Mini-Con spaceship. Billy and Fred are lost, having been scared by some bats. Rad finds a Mini-Con storage panel, and picks it up. This activates a beacon, which causes an earthquake. Alexis notices the earthquake and heads off to investigate the cave. The beacon disables the geological station's computers. Then the beacon is shown firing out of the cave, in three parts, one red, one purple and one green. The green part of it activates the spaceship wreckage on the moon, causing Mini-Con panels across earth to activate. The other two portions of the beacon alert the Autobots and Decepticons on Cybertron to the location of the Mini-Cons.

Back on Earth Rad and Carlos exit the cave, and meet Alexis, only to be confronted by Megatron, a Decepticon commander. The Mini-Con panel Rad has activates, and Highwire emerges. Highwire scans Rad's bike and reforms himself so he can transform into a bicycle. Rad can almost understand him, and the three ride Highwire to try and escape Megatron. Megatron flicks a boulder at them which knocks them off Highwire. Megatron demands they give him Highwire. At the last moment Optimus Prime teleports in and grapples with Megatron.


Original airdate:???

Written by: Ryo Motohira (もとひら了, Motohira Ryo)

Directed by: Hidehito Ueda (うえだひでひと, Ueda Hidehito)

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Humans Others



"Would you hurry up, they've probably gone home already!"
"Hey! You don't have to yell at me, I got feelings too, ya know! I-I'm trying my hardest, but no, nothing's ever good enough for you!"
"Aw, quit your bellyaching!"
"My therapist says I don't have to take this from you because you're not the boss of me! Besides, I'm getting hungry again."

Billy and Fred arrive at the cave Rad and Carlos are exploring.

Megatron: "You have something of mine."
Alexis: "We have what?"
Megatron: "Give it back immediately or you shall suffer the consequences."
Rad: "Oh... great."
Megatron: "I have given you your chance, Earthling."

—Megatron giving chances?! Unthinkable!

"Stand down, Megatron!"

—The line that made a room full of fans cheer at BotCon 2002, as Optimus Prime appears.

Other Notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • The narrator at the beginning of this episode uses light-years as a unit of time measurement, when it's actually a unit of distance measurement. This mistake periodically reappeared throughout the Armada series as well as the Energon sequel series.

Continuity errors

Transformers references

  • The narrator mentions a 'unique digital entity' coming into being and creating a race of living machines to explore the galaxy, making it the first reference to Primus in the Unicron Trilogy.
  • Many Generation One character models are used as generic Autobots and Decepticons during the scenes on Cybertron. This trend would continue throughout the series for all scenes with random Transformers set on Cybertron.
  • This episode marks the first time that a variation of the original Generation One theme music has been used as the main theme for a Transformers series since the Generation One television series.

Real-world references


  • Billy and Fred appear in this episode as recurring guest characters, but later become part of the regular human cast. According to the Micron Legend Yearbook 2003, the producers of the Armada cartoon kept meaning to write Billy and Fred out of the series, but ultimately never got around to it. Their staying through to the end of the show was, thus, wholly unintentional.


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