Okay, I’m just throwing this out here because Percy is only mentioned once in the whole issue and I want to put a crazy thought out there.
Despite his mention here, Perceptor is noticeably absent from any scene in this issue. The wording concerns me, as well. I know they’re just telling the story they were told by Getaway to tell, but he doesn’t look like he’s making this part up. I think he meant it.
Perceptor didn’t know about them kicking Rodimus and the others off before this. I don’t think everyone in the crew was told when it was going to happen because it was such short notice. Remember, Getaway had admitted that it was just really convenient timing that all the people they needed to get rid of just happened to be leaving during Dying of the Light. Those who were privy to what was happening in the crew took the opportunity, at least. Remember, Getaway was locked up until they freed him after Rodimus and the others left.
So I think they told Percy what happened after the fact. And I don’t think he was ready for it. Whether he wanted to admit it or not, he grew to CARE about Brainstorm over the time they spent on the Lost Light. Not just him, but for he rest of the crew. I think he, and some of the others, were having second guesses about leaving Rodimus and the crew behind. We already know Thunderclash did, and look what happened to him. Maybe he wasn’t the only one who spoke up. Maybe the others who did were dealt with, too.
I’m just a little concerned that we may HAVE seen Perceptor this issue. Right here: