History Anime / TransformersCybertron

19th Apr '16 4:59:17 PM 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.
29th Mar '16 8:44:29 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Coby:''' (in a later episode) [[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack And that's how Optimus Prime got his groove back!]]

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-->'''Coby:''' (in a later episode) [[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack [[Film/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack And that's how Optimus Prime got his groove back!]]
15th Feb '16 9:25:10 AM Theharbo
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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: The English dub often has the character transforming talking about something as they go through a step by step sequence that takes about a minute at worst to complete. Gets particularly silly in the case of Metroplex, who transforms to save the comparatively small heroes from a falling object. Especially considering his transformation sequence is literally comparable to ''standing up''.
** TransformationIsAFreeAction is [[DefiedTrope defied]], though, as characters transform multiple times without stock footage, which takes a second at most. The talking seems to be more of an internal monologue used to fill the stock footage. The stock footage that's used like packing peanuts. Heck, sometimes the talking is used to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the stock footage.
*** Prime even explains his plan while transforming once during the longest chunk of uninterrupted stock footage in the show. That's a minute's worth of talking during what is shown to take a few seconds at most.



* TransformationIsAFreeAction: The English dub often has the character transforming talking about something as they go through a step by step sequence that takes about a minute at worst to complete. Gets particularly silly in the case of Metroplex, who transforms to save the comparatively small heroes from a falling object. Especially considering his transformation sequence is literally comparable to ''standing up''.
** Not really TransformationIsAFreeAction, though. The talking seems to be more of an internal monologue used to fill the stock footage. The stock footage that's used like packing peanuts. Heck, sometimes the talking is used to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the stock footage. And seen from the outside the transformations are instantaneous.
*** Prime does explain his plan while transforming once, though.
**** During the longest chunk of uninterrupted stock footage in the show.
25th Jan '16 10:37:41 AM Omegatron
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* FighterLaunchingSequence: One of the stock sequences. Quite drawn out.

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* FighterLaunchingSequence: One of the stock sequences. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-BxyU7MWA Quite drawn out.]] They start lampshading it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5ee0jzO2Q pretty quickly]].
7th Nov '15 2:34:37 AM XTC
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** The [[ShoutOut ShoutOuts]] have an interesting effect in the original ''Galaxy Force'' production, by taking the long way around, since the character designs and the entire show's premise and treatment were intended as a sequel to ''Energon''/''Super Link''. However, during production, a reboot was introduced into the Japanese production, resulting many of these "new" characters oddly bearing a resemblance to their counterparts from the originally intended predecessor. This was ultimately resolved by the adoption of the dub's trilogy retcons, re-establishing ''Galaxy Force'' as a sequel to ''Super Link'' (as ''Cybertron'' is to ''Energon''), bringing everything full circle.

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** The [[ShoutOut ShoutOuts]] Transformers references have an interesting effect in the original ''Galaxy Force'' production, by taking the long way around, since the around. The character designs and the entire show's premise and treatment were created and intended as a sequel to ''Energon''/''Super Link''. However, Link'', however during production, production of the Japanese version, a reboot was introduced into the Japanese production, introduced, resulting many of these the "upgraded"/evolved characters - such as Hot Shot/Excillion, Jetfire/Dreadl/rock and Red Alert/First Aid - turning into "new" characters character homages, oddly bearing a resemblance to their counterparts from the originally intended predecessor. This was ultimately resolved by the adoption of the dub's trilogy retcons, re-establishing ''Galaxy Force'' as a sequel to ''Super Link'' (as ''Cybertron'' is to ''Energon''), bringing everything full circle.and turning the new character homages/references back into upgraded existing characters.
7th Nov '15 2:11:34 AM XTC
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*** Not really TransformationIsAFreeAction, though. The talking seems to be more of an internal monologue used to fill the stock footage. The stock footage that's used like packing peanuts. Heck, sometimes the talking is used to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the stock footage. And seen from the outside the transformations are instantaneous.
**** Prime does explain his plan while transforming once, though.
***** During the longest chunk of uninterrupted stock footage in the show.

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*** ** Not really TransformationIsAFreeAction, though. The talking seems to be more of an internal monologue used to fill the stock footage. The stock footage that's used like packing peanuts. Heck, sometimes the talking is used to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the stock footage. And seen from the outside the transformations are instantaneous.
**** *** Prime does explain his plan while transforming once, though.
***** **** During the longest chunk of uninterrupted stock footage in the show.
7th Nov '15 1:58:11 AM XTC
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** The designs. Optimus's face is taken from Beast Wars "Optimal Optimus," for one. Starscream is based on the Dreamwave Comics pre-Earth Seeker designs. The ''most'' curious one is Metroplex's Mini-con, Drill Bit, who bears a striking resemblance to G1 Decepticon Headmaster Horri-Bull. Also, when you consider that the ''Cybertron'' version changes a lot of names to match past characters, pretty much ''everyone'' is a ShoutOut to their namesake and wasn't intentionally created as a new version of the same character.

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** The designs. Optimus's face is taken from Beast Wars "Optimal Optimus," for one. Starscream is based on the Dreamwave Comics pre-Earth Seeker designs. The ''most'' curious one is Metroplex's Mini-con, Drill Bit, who bears a striking resemblance to G1 Decepticon Headmaster Horri-Bull. Also, when you consider that Horri-Bull.
** The [[ShoutOut ShoutOuts]] have an interesting effect in
the original ''Galaxy Force'' production, by taking the long way around, since the character designs and the entire show's premise and treatment were intended as a sequel to ''Energon''/''Super Link''. However, during production, a reboot was introduced into the Japanese production, resulting many of these "new" characters oddly bearing a resemblance to their counterparts from the originally intended predecessor. This was ultimately resolved by the adoption of the dub's trilogy retcons, re-establishing ''Galaxy Force'' as a sequel to ''Super Link'' (as ''Cybertron'' version changes a lot of names is to match past characters, pretty much ''everyone'' is a ShoutOut to their namesake and wasn't intentionally created as a new version of the same character. ''Energon''), bringing everything full circle.
7th Nov '15 1:41:32 AM XTC
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* DubInducedPlotHole: Restoring its intended status as a sequel to Armada and Energon when ''Galaxy Force'' wasn't written to be leaves some Unicron-sized holes. Dead characters are alive again, returning characters sometimes act very differently or have new origins, some prominent characters don't seem to exist anymore, nobody remembers Sideways, and so forth. The black hole being a ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths event that changed things is AllThereInTheManual - your average viewer on the street wouldn't go in knowing to take it on its own.
** But if you ''do'' take it on its own, though, as the dub team evidently felt was the choice, it's not so bad. The AllThereInTheManual retcons are pretty weak, and exist mainly to please Aaron Archer, who insisted on it.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: Restoring its intended status as a sequel to Armada ''Armada'' and Energon ''Energon'' when ''Galaxy Force'' wasn't written to be produced as such, leaves some Unicron-sized holes.plot-holes. Dead characters are alive again, returning characters sometimes act very differently or have new origins, some prominent characters don't seem to exist anymore, nobody remembers Sideways, and so forth. The black hole being a ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths event that changed things is AllThereInTheManual - your average viewer on the street wouldn't go in knowing to take it on its own.
** But if you ''do'' take it on its own, though, as While the dub team evidently felt was the choice, it's not so bad. The dub's AllThereInTheManual retcons are pretty weak, a bit hit-and-miss, they were subsequently applied back to the original production, ''Galaxy Force'', placing it back into continuity with ''Micron Legend'' (''Armada'') and exist mainly to please Aaron Archer, who insisted on it.''Super Link'' (''Energon''), making them more than just quaintness from a petulant Hasbro.
8th Oct '15 9:33:56 AM HighCrate
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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.
17th Sep '15 4:38:12 PM nombretomado
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* DubInducedPlotHole: Restoring its intended status as a sequel to Armada and Energon when ''Galaxy Force'' wasn't written to be leaves some Unicron-sized holes. Dead characters are alive again, returning characters sometimes act very differently or have new origins, some prominent characters don't seem to exist anymore, nobody remembers Sideways, and so forth. The black hole being a CrisisOnInfiniteEarths event that changed things is AllThereInTheManual - your average viewer on the street wouldn't go in knowing to take it on its own.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: Restoring its intended status as a sequel to Armada and Energon when ''Galaxy Force'' wasn't written to be leaves some Unicron-sized holes. Dead characters are alive again, returning characters sometimes act very differently or have new origins, some prominent characters don't seem to exist anymore, nobody remembers Sideways, and so forth. The black hole being a CrisisOnInfiniteEarths ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths event that changed things is AllThereInTheManual - your average viewer on the street wouldn't go in knowing to take it on its own.
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