History Anime / TransformersCybertron

26th Jul '17 9:38:07 AM Prime32
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* AmplifierArtifact: Cyber Keys. Also, Megatron's Unicron Armour and the Matrix of Leadership can act like this.

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* AdaptationalBadass: ''Cybertron'''s [[Manga/{{Dragonball}} Vegeta]]-esque take on [[TheStarscream Starscream]] was easily the most competent depiction of the character in any Transformers media at the time, and he remains one of the few competent Starscreams who are played [[TheDreaded entirely seriously]] rather than being a ButtMonkey or NotSoHarmlessVillain.
* AmplifierArtifact: Cyber Keys. Also, Megatron's Unicron Armour Keys and occasionally the Matrix of Leadership can act like this.Leadership. In the dub, Megatron also boosts his powers by wearing armor he created from Unicron's corpse.



* ApocalypseHow: The Unicron Singularity, being a freak black hole, threatens to consume the galaxy if not the ''entire universe.'' If the ExpandedUniverse is to be believed, the Singularity threatens to consume '' '''the Transformers Multiverse itself.''' ''
** Not just that, it damaged the timelines of several Universes. Vector Prime tried fixing them, but the result wasn't perfect. It's basically the canonical HandWave for any and all plot holes in any Transformers media.

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* ApocalypseHow: The Unicron Singularity, being a freak black hole, threatens to consume the galaxy if not the ''entire universe.'' If the ExpandedUniverse is to be believed, the Singularity threatens to consume '' '''the Transformers Multiverse itself.''' ''
** Not just that, it
has even damaged the timelines of several Universes. Vector Prime tried fixing them, but unrelated universes and threatens to consume the result wasn't perfect. It's basically the canonical HandWave for any and all plot holes in any Transformers media.Multiverse itself.



* AWizardDidIt: In the dub, "Unicron collapsed into a black hole that damaged the timeline" is [[HandWave the official explanation]] not only for differences between ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'' and ''Cybertron'' but for '''''all''''' plot holes in Transformers media, even ones in different continuities.



* BattleAura: Generally, Autobots have red auras while Decepticons have purple auras, corresponding to the color of their sigils. Starscream's becomes golden after absorbing Primus's spark.

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* BattleAura: Generally, Autobots have red auras while Decepticons have purple auras, corresponding to the color of their sigils. Starscream's becomes golden after absorbing Primus's spark. Weirdly, the dub often attempted to explain these as being something else (such as a nearby MacGuffin generating a forcefield to protect someone) or had characters become confused by their appearance.



* DullSurprise: Although it still suffered from this, ''Cybertron'' was in general better about this (characters are now capable of smiling, sneering, glaring etc, although all talking is still "mouth open, mouth closed".)

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* DullSurprise: Although it still suffered from this, ''Cybertron'' was in general better about this (characters are now capable of smiling, sneering, glaring etc, although all talking is still "mouth open, mouth closed".)closed"). The dub's heavy use of LullDestruction also resulted in a frequent [[InvertedTrope inversion]], with characters having {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s while gesturing dramatically and creating {{Battle Aura}}s.



* GagDub: Not an extreme case, but ''Galaxy Force'''s SuperRobot leanings and its overuse of StockFootage were mercilessly {{Lampshaded}} by ''Cyberton''.



* GatlingGood: Megatron's second Cyber Key weapon is a laser gatling gun. In Japan it's called a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death Machine Gun]].

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* GatlingGood: Megatron's second Cyber Key weapon is a laser gatling gun. In Japan it's called a the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death Machine Gun]].



* Creator/HoukoKuwashima: Hop (Jolt in the dub).



* LullDestruction: The dub does this to compensate for the heavy use of StockFootage.

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* LullDestruction: The dub does this to compensate for the heavy use of StockFootage. Notably, this time around it's [[TalkingIsAFreeAction extended even to]] the {{Transformation Sequence}}s, resulting in frequent {{Narm}} whenever the conversations are [[SeinfeldianConversation less than serious]].



* PhysicalGod: Primus, [[spoiler: now literally.]]
** Vector Prime, may also count [[spoiler: Being as he is one of the original thirteen Transformers and could use Time as his personal plaything]]

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* PhysicalGod: PhysicalGod:
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Primus, [[spoiler: now literally.]]
** Vector Prime, Prime may also count count, [[spoiler: Being being as he is one of the original thirteen Transformers and could use Time as his personal plaything]]



* PlotCoupon: The Matrix of Leadership, Megatron/Galvatron's Armor of Unicron, the Cyber Planet Keys and their focusing device the Omega Lock. These {{MacGuffin}}s are also AppliedPhlebotinum.

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* PlotCoupon: The Matrix of Leadership, Megatron/Galvatron's Armor of Unicron, Unicron (dub only), the Cyber Planet Keys and their focusing device the Omega Lock. These {{MacGuffin}}s are also AppliedPhlebotinum.



** Likewise, Optimus's SuperMode looks a lot like [[Anime/GaoGaiGar ChoRyuJin]], down to having the same Japanese voice actor.



* SoLastSeason: The powered-up Starscream easily disassembles Optimus and Leobraker's Savage Claw Mode, only to be finally defeated by Optimus and Wing Saber's Sonic Wing Mode. Optimus would continue to link up with Wing Saber with the rest of the series, while Savage Claw Mode quickly fades out of use. Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker from [[EnemyWithout Leobraker's hidden envy of Wing Saber]].

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* SoLastSeason: The powered-up Starscream easily disassembles Optimus and Leobraker's Savage Claw Mode, only to be finally defeated by Optimus and Wing Saber's Sonic Wing Mode. Optimus would continue to link up with Wing Saber with the rest of the series, while Savage Claw Mode quickly fades out of use. In the Japanese version this is {{Lampshaded}} when Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker from [[EnemyWithout Leobraker's hidden envy of Wing Saber]].



* TheStarscream: Starscream. That would seem obvious, but in the rest of the Unicron Trilogy he was more of a NobleDemon.
** Also, [[spoiler: this time Starscream is far from incompetent. He carefully waits for the right opportunity, when Megatron is irritated and not thinking clearly. He then tricks Megatron into a forcefield trap in the middle of deep space. This buys him time to steal the Omega Lock and the three keys found so far, trouncing an entire team of Autobots in the process. He becomes supersized and much stronger, and fights Primus (i.e., ''God'') ''twice.'' When he clashes with Galvatron near the end he almost WINS. He's not just a serious threat in this series, he borders on ''scary.'' He also outlived Galvatron making Starscream the most dangerous Decepticon in this series alive.]]

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* TheStarscream: Starscream. That would seem obvious, but in the rest of the Unicron Trilogy he was more of a NobleDemon.
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NobleDemon. Also, [[spoiler: this time Starscream is [[AdaptationalBadass far from incompetent. He incompetent]]... [[spoiler:He carefully waits for the right opportunity, when Megatron is irritated and not thinking clearly. He then tricks Megatron into a forcefield trap in the middle of deep space. This buys him time to steal the Omega Lock and the three keys found so far, trouncing an entire team of Autobots in the process. He becomes supersized and much stronger, and fights Primus (i.e., ''God'') ''twice.'' When he clashes with Galvatron near the end he almost WINS. He's not just a serious threat in this series, he borders on ''scary.'' He also outlived Galvatron making Starscream the most dangerous Decepticon in this series alive.]]



* StockFootage: ''Cybertron'' was a serial offender. Eventually the cast virtually started [[{{Mystery Science Theater Three Thousand}} MSTing]] it.
** More like [[{{Lampshade Hanging}} lampshading]] it.

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* StockFootage: ''Cybertron'' was a serial offender. Eventually This was frequently {{Lampshaded}} in the dub, to the point where the cast virtually started [[{{Mystery Science Theater Three Thousand}} MSTing]] it.
** More like [[{{Lampshade Hanging}} lampshading]]
{{MST}}ing it.



* SuperMode: Optimus Prime, via the parts from his vehicle mode that go into [[{{Hammerspace}} subspace]] when he's in normal robot mode. The fire-trucks combination ladders/water cannons/laser cannons swing under his arms to act as guns that are {{BFG}}s even for a Transformer. And they open up to make the charging area even bigger when he uses his Cyber Key.
** Heck, he even calls it "Super Mode".
* SuperRobot: What Optimus is in SuperMode.

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* SuperMode: Optimus Prime, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Optimus Prime: Super Mode"]], via the parts from his vehicle mode that go into [[{{Hammerspace}} subspace]] when he's in normal robot mode. The fire-trucks combination ladders/water cannons/laser cannons swing under his arms to act as guns that are {{BFG}}s even for a Transformer. And they [[WaveMotionTuningFork open up to make the charging area even bigger bigger]] when he uses his Cyber Key.
** Heck, he even calls it "Super Mode".
* SuperRobot: What Optimus is SuperRobotGenre: Leans more towards this than [[Anime/UnicronTrilogy its predecessors]], with heavy emphasis on HeroicSpirit and a number of {{Shout Out}}s to the ''Anime/BraveSeries''. Much of this was toned down in SuperMode.the dub.
7th May '17 2:40:57 PM nombretomado
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* FamousLastWords: "[[TransformersTheMovie I still function]]... you haven't won... not while my... spark... still burns..."

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* FamousLastWords: "[[TransformersTheMovie "[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie I still function]]... you haven't won... not while my... spark... still burns..."
7th May '17 2:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Starscream, after growing to supreme size. The crown is [[ShoutOut virtually identical]] to the crown worn by [[TransformersGenerationOne G1]] Starscream in TransformersTheMovie. This Starscream tops him by not being slain right after coronation.

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Starscream, after growing to supreme size. The crown is [[ShoutOut virtually identical]] to the crown worn by [[TransformersGenerationOne [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] Starscream in TransformersTheMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. This Starscream tops him by not being slain right after coronation.
14th Mar '17 12:04:07 AM whateveryousay21
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** An interesting one that applies to the toys, but is not present in the anime itself- the packaging bio for Lugnutz makes him out to be a robotic counterpart of Hunter S. Thompson, which is further elaborated on in the online bio information. It states that he's disillusioned with the Decepticons and would rather be alone in the desert, contemplating existence and firing off large weaponry, while comparing him to Jack Kerouac. Indeed, even the toy itself contains a few nods(his head is wearing Thompson's usual hat and glasses, and once could take his motorcycle form as a nod to Thompson's time spent with the Hells Angels). The anime however avoided that, instead opting for more of a generic surfer personality.

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** An interesting one that applies to the toys, but is not present in the anime itself- the packaging bio for Lugnutz makes him out to be a robotic counterpart of Hunter S. Thompson, which is further elaborated on in the online bio information. It states that he's disillusioned with the Decepticons and would rather be alone in the desert, contemplating existence and firing off large weaponry, while comparing him to Jack Kerouac. Indeed, even the toy itself contains a few nods(his head is wearing Thompson's usual hat and glasses, and once could take his motorcycle form as a nod to Thompson's time spent with the Hells Angels). The anime however avoided that, instead opting for more of a generic surfer personality. Interestingly, [[Franchise/GIJoe this is the second time Hasbro has had a character based heavily on Thompson.]]
13th Feb '17 4:06:53 AM MicoolTNT
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* HumongousMecha: A given in Transformers, but the Transformers inhabiting Gigantion are giant ''compared to other Transformers''. And Primus is the size of a freakin' planet. Heck, he turns ''into'' a planet.
* HypocriticalHumour: In "Inferno", when Optimus and Scattorshot can their vehicle modes:

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* HumongousMecha: A given in Transformers, but the Transformers inhabiting Gigantion are giant ''compared to other Transformers''. And Primus is [[spoiler: the size of a freakin' planet. planet]]. [[spoiler: Heck, he turns ''into'' a planet.
planet.]]
* HypocriticalHumour: In "Inferno", when Optimus and Scattorshot can scan their vehicle modes:
24th Dec '16 1:25:15 PM Psi001
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* VillainousValour: Starscream when he goes after the Omega Lock.

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* VillainousValour: VillainousValour:
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Starscream when he goes after the Omega Lock.Lock.
** Lampshaded when Megatron comes BackFromTheDead. The Autobots, who were previously in control, lampshade in disgust that their leader returning gave the Decepticons their fighting spirit back.
16th Nov '16 5:04:22 PM contrafanxxx
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---> Cue their final clash. [[spoiler: [[{{Awesome/Transformers}} And Optimus Prime's victory. Then Galvatron completes it with his final words: "I still function. You haven't...won. Not while my spark...still burns...]] [[EvilLaughter hm-hm-hm...ha-ha-ha..."]][[{{Awesome/Transformers}} (dissolves into the ether, dead.)]] ]] Damn. Optimus Prime's got The Touch, no mistake.

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---> Cue their final clash. [[spoiler: [[{{Awesome/Transformers}} And Optimus Prime's victory. Then Galvatron completes it with his final words: "I still function. You haven't...won. Not while my spark...still burns...]] [[EvilLaughter [[DieLaughing hm-hm-hm...ha-ha-ha..."]][[{{Awesome/Transformers}} (dissolves into the ether, dead.)]] ]] ]]
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Damn. Optimus Prime's got The Touch, no mistake.
6th Nov '16 4:57:12 PM ReddishGuy1
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* BigBadEnsemble: Megatron is the BigBad at first, but eventually Starscream manages to become a secondary BigBad in his own right.

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* BigBadEnsemble: Megatron is the sole BigBad at first, but eventually then Starscream manages to become a secondary BigBad in betrays him and forms his own right.faction of Decepticons, competing with him to harness the power of the Cyber Planet Keys and the Omega Lock.
3rd Sep '16 6:58:47 PM KOman
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%%* MightyGlacier: Primus and Metroplex are [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] of this. So is post-upgrade Starscream.

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%%* * MightyGlacier: Primus and Metroplex are [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] of this. So is post-upgrade Starscream.


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* SoLastSeason: The powered-up Starscream easily disassembles Optimus and Leobraker's Savage Claw Mode, only to be finally defeated by Optimus and Wing Saber's Sonic Wing Mode. Optimus would continue to link up with Wing Saber with the rest of the series, while Savage Claw Mode quickly fades out of use. Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker from [[EnemyWithout Leobraker's hidden envy of Wing Saber]].
29th Aug '16 5:19:25 PM chasemaddigan
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* Creator/ScottMcNeil: Snarl, Backstop, and the race announcer. He's no longer Jetfire, though, who has a completely new voice and accent (despite other changes made to present the series as in continuity with Armada and Energon - and there ''were'' some.)



* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Unlike most Transformers shows this one's characters are very faithful to the toys... to an unnecessary degree. Because the 3D models were based directly on the toys, there's absurdities like screw holes or buttons for spring-loaded missile launchers visible on many of the robots.
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