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Visionaries is a Hasbro franchise with a focus on magic and sorcery. Set on the alien world of Prysmos, the franchise focuses on the heroic Visionaries battling the evil Darkling Lords for control over the magic bestowed on the two factions by the morally grey Merklynn after an alignment of Prysmos's three suns caused a burst of radiation that disabled all technology on the planet.
After subtle foreshadowing in Revolutionaries, the Visionaries franchise officially joined the Hasbro Universe in 2017 in the finale of First Strike before receiving a crossover comic pitting them against the Transformers.
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light was a short lived Hasbro franchise that began in 1987. Like its contemporaries of G.I. Joe and The Transformers, it received a dual pronged marketing approach in the form of a comic published under Marvel's Star Comics imprint and an animated television series produced by Sunbow Entertainment. The television series however, only lasted for one thirteen episode season while the comic's poor sales saw it end after six issues, halfway through a four part storyline. The UK branch of Marvel Comics would attempt several reprints of Visionaries as back-up strips of the UK Transformers comic to little success. Though occasional references and easter eggs would pop up in other Hasbro franchises, Visionaries would remain dormant for over a decade.
When the Hasbro Universe was formed however, the Visionaries were slated to become part of the shared universe in 2017 following First Strike which would itself lead into Transformers vs. Visionaries.