History Anime / TransformersEnergon

16th Jul '17 4:25:44 PM rjd1922
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Dreamwave Comics began publishing an adaptation as a direct sequel to their Armada comic, which like the Energon comic, was more or less a re-imagining of the series rather than a strict adaptation (for one thing's Unicron's ranks include four Transformers from ''BeastWars'', which were never in the animated series). Unfortunately, Dreamwave's numerous legal issues, which eventually led to the company's own dissolution stopped the comic from ever being completed.

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Dreamwave Comics began publishing an adaptation as a direct sequel to their Armada comic, which like the Energon comic, was more or less a re-imagining of the series rather than a strict adaptation (for one thing's Unicron's ranks include four Transformers from ''BeastWars'', ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', which were never in the animated series). Unfortunately, Dreamwave's numerous legal issues, which eventually led to the company's own dissolution stopped the comic from ever being completed.
16th Jul '17 4:21:15 PM rjd1922
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Unfortunately, the anime series received ''[[InternetBackdraft intense]]'' flak from Transformers fandom for its [[BlindIdiotTranslation painfully mangled translation]] (following NeverSayDie rules worsened it even further), filled in dead air the dub failed to cover with stock phrases or pointless confused groans, [[SpecialEffectsFailure low-caliber CGI]] renders of the Transformers that rarely emoted beyond DullSurprise, excess {{Padding}}, and the fact that the US dub was so rushed. The copies of the episodes that aired in the states ''weren't even finished'', and a ''major episode plot-wise was'' '''''skipped''''', replaced by the non-canon special at a completely absurd moment in the series. The point being, that if you want to watch the show in a ''coherent'' form, seek out the complete animation-wise Japanese version of ''Superlink'' with subtitles. However, the original is not considered to be Shakespeare-class, either, with poor pacing, much padding, character development introduced then suddenly dropped, and a lot of focus on toy gimmicks that don't actually make the bots any stronger. But, as TF Wiki puts it, "[[DamnedByFaintPraise at least the conversations make sense]]."

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Unfortunately, the anime series received ''[[InternetBackdraft intense]]'' flak from Transformers fandom for its [[BlindIdiotTranslation painfully mangled translation]] (following NeverSayDie rules worsened it even further), [[LullDestruction filled in dead air the dub failed to cover with stock phrases or pointless confused groans, groans]], [[SpecialEffectsFailure low-caliber CGI]] renders of the Transformers that rarely emoted beyond DullSurprise, excess {{Padding}}, and the fact that the US dub was so rushed. The copies of the episodes that aired in the states ''weren't even finished'', and a ''major episode plot-wise was'' '''''skipped''''', replaced by the non-canon special at a completely absurd moment in the series. The point being, that if you want to watch the show in a ''coherent'' form, seek out the complete animation-wise Japanese version of ''Superlink'' with subtitles. However, the original is not considered to be Shakespeare-class, either, with poor pacing, much padding, character development introduced then suddenly dropped, and a lot of focus on toy gimmicks that don't actually make the bots any stronger. But, as TF Wiki puts it, "[[DamnedByFaintPraise at least the conversations make sense]]."



* BlindIdiotTranslation: In ''spades''. The dub was just plain ''bad'', but notable technical issues include constant inserting of stock phrases and "Um?"s solely so there'd be noise where there was none previously, characters having their names and lines switched up, and some episodes (seemingly picked at random) edited to remove any references to Primus. Emphasis on "some", others kept it in.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: In ''spades''. The dub was just plain ''bad'', but notable technical issues include [[LullDestruction constant inserting of stock phrases and "Um?"s solely so there'd be noise where there was none previously, previously]], characters having their names and lines switched up, and some episodes (seemingly picked at random) edited to remove any references to Primus. Emphasis on "some", others kept it in.
10th Jul '17 2:42:43 AM MBG
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* InNameOnly: Curiously, despite being the first series to really bring in homage characters and designs, ''Energon'' follows through on almost none of them aside from their appearances. Wheeljack (well, Downshift) goes from a BunglingInventor to a reckless youngster. Shockwave (along with getting a "blast" added on) goes from cold and logical to unstable and violent. Inferno jumps from hotheaded hero to ColdSniper, and gets "upgraded" into a design that was once a totally different character. Even Rodimus and Scorponok, despite having similar "secondary leader" functions, have very little in common with their old selves. It's even been admitted behind the scenes that many of the designs the show used were originally intended to be separate characters - for instance, Demolishor's dump truck design was supposed to be a new guy, likely a version of Long Haul - which could explain why so many of them were so off the mark.
8th Jul '17 4:20:47 PM Mdjj1996
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** Roadbuster is Ironhide[[note]]Ironhide was ironically Demolisher's Japanese name, before Demolisher himself was upgraded to Irontread.[[/note]].

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** Roadbuster is Ironhide[[note]]Ironhide Ironhide.[[note]]Ironhide was ironically Demolisher's Japanese name, before Demolisher himself was upgraded to Irontread.[[/note]].[[/note]]



** Inferno/Inferno V (upgraded form)[[note]]The ''V'' stands for Volt in his Japanese name.[[/note]] is Inferno/Roadblock (upgraded form).

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** Inferno/Inferno V (upgraded form)[[note]]The ''V'' '''V''' stands for Volt in his Japanese name.[[/note]] is Inferno/Roadblock (upgraded form).



** Ariel is Arcee. Fitting that her appearance strongly resembles her G1 counterpart[[note]]In the G1 series, Ariel was the former identity of Elita-1, the love interest of G1 Optimus Prime.[[/note]]

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** Ariel is Arcee. Fitting that her appearance strongly resembles her G1 counterpart[[note]]In counterpart.[[note]]In the G1 series, Ariel was the former identity of Elita-1, the love interest of G1 Optimus Prime.[[/note]]
8th Jul '17 4:18:26 PM Mdjj1996
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* ClipShow: "Detection".

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* ClipShow: "Detection"."Team Optimus Prime".


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* DubNameChange: It's a lot, but here's the list from Japanese to English:
** Grand Convoy is (of course) Optimus Prime.
** Skyfire is Jetfire. In an ironic twist, his G1 counterpart started out as Skyfire.
** Roadbuster is Ironhide[[note]]Ironhide was ironically Demolisher's Japanese name, before Demolisher himself was upgraded to Irontread.[[/note]].
** Hot Shot is still Hot Shot. In the Japanese dub, however, he started by the name ''Hot Rod'' in the series' predecessor before he became Hot Shot we know here.
** Inferno/Inferno V (upgraded form)[[note]]The ''V'' stands for Volt in his Japanese name.[[/note]] is Inferno/Roadblock (upgraded form).
** Rodimus Convoy is simply Rodimus.
** Landmine is still Landmine.
** Ariel is Arcee. Fitting that her appearance strongly resembles her G1 counterpart[[note]]In the G1 series, Ariel was the former identity of Elita-1, the love interest of G1 Optimus Prime.[[/note]]
** Blastarm is Strongarm.
** Airglide is Skyblast.
** Signal Flare is still named as such.
** Sprung is Bulkhead.
** Wheeljack is Downshift. Unfortunately he and fellow Autobot Cliffjumper tend to switch with each other's names in the English dub.
** Overdrive is Cliffjumper. Unfortunately he and fellow Autobot Downshift tend to switch with each other's names in the English dub.
** Red Alert is Prowl.
** Omega Supreme keeps his name.
** Wing Dagger/Wing Saber (upgraded form) is as he is.
** MegaZarak is Scorponok. Interestingly, this even mirrors his G1 counterpart.
** Galvatron/Galvatron G is Megatron/Galvatron, because Megatron is a more recognizable name.
** Ironhide/Irontread (upgraded form) is Demolisher. He's still Demolisher in the English dub, in which both his memories and intelligence were highly degraded.
** Sandstorm/Snowstorm (upgraded form) is Cyclonus/Snow Cat (upgraded form).
** Shockwave/Shockfleet (upgraded form) is Tidal Wave/Mirage (upgraded form).
** Nightscream is Starscream. In the Japanese dub, Nightscream and Starscream are separate characters.
** Laserwave is Shockblast. Naturally, Laserwave was the Japanese name for G1 Shockwave, whereas Shockwave is also the Japanese name for Tidal Wave.
** Six Shot retains the name.
** Buildron[[note]]Buildron was the Japanese name of the G1 Constructicons.[[/note]], Bruticus, and Superion are respectively Constructicon Maximus, Bruticus Maximus, and Superion Maximus.
23rd Apr '17 4:16:14 PM nombretomado
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In addition, most of the Autobots took the form of [[CombiningMecha combining toys]], which the show called [[XtremeKoolLetterz Powerlinxing]]. In most cases, one robot formed the head, arms, and torso, while a second formed the legs and abdomen in a manner reminiscent of ''[[TransformersVictory Victory's]] Multiforce. In-story, it was explained that this made the combined bots [[ThePowerOfFriendship 10 times more powerful]].

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In addition, most of the Autobots took the form of [[CombiningMecha combining toys]], which the show called [[XtremeKoolLetterz Powerlinxing]]. In most cases, one robot formed the head, arms, and torso, while a second formed the legs and abdomen in a manner reminiscent of ''[[TransformersVictory ''[[Anime/TransformersVictory Victory's]] Multiforce. In-story, it was explained that this made the combined bots [[ThePowerOfFriendship 10 times more powerful]].
17th Jul '16 9:39:18 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* Ms. Fanservice: TAKE A WILD GUESS!

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* Ms. Fanservice: MsFanservice: TAKE A WILD GUESS!
17th Jul '16 9:33:57 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* AuthorSavingThrow: Kicker is characterized radically differently in the IDW comic, and is much mroe likeable there.
9th Jun '16 9:46:57 PM SilverWings
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* AuthorSavingThrow: Kicker is characterized radically differently in the IDW comic, and is much mroe likeable there.
30th May '16 2:58:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[spoiler: Galvatron accidentally lets the disembodied spark of Unicron steal his body and reaches his ultimate size. Unicron takes over and plans his rampage anew. Primus's spark itself decides to absorb the Super Energon and become a massive star, which fully ignites into a new sun for Alpha Q's planets after Galvatron regains control and plows into it to destroy Unicron. [[TransformersCybertron The living sun ploy doesn't end well]]- one series later, it collapses into a black hole and Galvatron and Starscream come back to life even stronger, further bonded to Unicron's powers.]]

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** [[spoiler: Galvatron accidentally lets the disembodied spark of Unicron steal his body and reaches his ultimate size. Unicron takes over and plans his rampage anew. Primus's spark itself decides to absorb the Super Energon and become a massive star, which fully ignites into a new sun for Alpha Q's planets after Galvatron regains control and plows into it to destroy Unicron. [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron The living sun ploy doesn't end well]]- one series later, it collapses into a black hole and Galvatron and Starscream come back to life even stronger, further bonded to Unicron's powers.]]
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