After his rebirth Galvatron realizes that Gorlam Prime is empty and the population has mysteriously disappeared. With Cyclonus and Scourge, he investigates. They find a heavily damaged Jhiaxus who was restored by the power of the Darkness. They eventually discovered a portal to the Dead Universe but before they can investigate are attacked by Hardhead and Arcee. The Autobots are initially successful but Galvatron manages to harness the power of the Dead Universe and defeat them. Galvatron enters the portal and encounters the malevolent D-Void and learns that he has consumed the sparks of the entire population of Gorlam Prime in order to revive himself. Galvatron returns from the Dead Universe to raise an army to defeat D-Void before he destroys Cybertron.
Galvatron travels the Galaxy using the Darkness to reawaken long dead Decepticons and Autobots into his army. Sensing D-Void's approach they travel to Dykayra and are confronted by the body of Nemesis Prime which has been reanimated by D-Void. The two battle and Nemesis Prime absorbs the energy from Galvatron's troops enlarging him and transforming him. Galvatron manages to keep the Nemesis beast at bay before his army can arrive and send it through the portal.
Galvatron resumes his quest to build an army by contacting the Autobots on Earth but they refuse. Galvatron and his army return to Cybertron to prepare the first line of defense against D-Void. Galvatron's forces are spotted by Wheelie and Hot Rod who promptly retreat from the planet. Galvatron claims Cybertron for his own and makes plans to defend it against the coming Chaos.