To this end, his Triple Changer abilities serve him well.
Astrotrain transported Megatron, Starscream and Rumble to the lost Autobot colony of Antilla, where they discovered the entire civilization had been wiped out by the deadly Cosmic Rust.
Not heeding a holographic warning from the Autobots, Megatron ventured further into the colony and seized an advanced heat ray weapon from its storage chamber.
However, their plan was stopped by Smokescreen, Devcon and Slizardo, and the latter two followed Astrotrain into space as he escaped with his comrades.
When Deceptitran sent word for assistance in overcoming Tlalakan rebels, Astrotrain transported Megatron and his warriors to that distant world to protect their energon horde.
Omega Supreme was virtually out of fuel after the trip, but the Autobots soon managed to refuel him using the energy crystals.
Knowing that he, Starscream and Thrust alone couldn't beat Omega Supreme, Astrotrain destroyed the crystals in a fit of pique before flying off, leaving Jero to die like the worm he was. Astrotrain was used by Megatron to transport energy rich asteroid ore being mined by the Constructicons in high orbit.Although he managed to amass a surprisingly large amount of energon cubes, the productive day ended with him flooding the entire city after bursting a water main. The embarrassment of these incidents forced Astrotrain to creep back into the Decepticon ranks quietly... Lord Chumley used Astrotrain's likeness as a lure to capture Tracks and Bumblebee.Megatron later sent the real Astrotrain (as well as Blitzwing) to go negotiate with Chumley so they could team up to annihilate the Autobots.The Triple Changers arrived in time to see Optimus refuse to rescue a distressed young woman.Astrotrain was curious, but Blitzwing fell for the ruse and got stuck, so Astrotrain was left with no other option but going to the castle to free him.The rebellion gained Transformer aid of their own, though, and Seaspray and friends drove off the Decepticons and led the Tlalakans to freedom.