History Anime / TransformersRobotsinDisguise

1st Mar '17 7:43:15 AM flamemario12
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** Because the Japanese have different standards on what is acceptable for children's media, a lot of the characters swear in the Japanese version. The language is obviously cleaned up in the English dub.
4th Feb '17 12:22:04 AM Thanos6
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* AntiVillain: Sky-Byte becomes somewhat of a reluctant ally to the Autobots as the series goes on and is somewhat less malicious than the other villains. [[spoiler:He's so sly and slippery that he's the only one of the Decepticons and Predacons that managed to escape being imprisoned forever, gloating about it in the ending of the English dub]].

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* AntiVillain: Sky-Byte becomes somewhat of a reluctant ally to the Autobots as the series goes on and is somewhat less malicious than the other villains. [[spoiler:He's so sly and slippery that he's the only one of the Decepticons and Predacons that managed to escape being imprisoned forever, gloating about it in forever at the ending end of the English dub]].series, as Optimus Prime was convinced he had completely reformed. He was right.]]


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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sky-Byte. As some follow-up material would reveal, he didn't "escape" the Autobots in the last episode, but was deliberately allowed to remain free because they could tell he had reformed. He would go on to become a guardian of both humanity as well as Earth's oceans.]]
2nd Feb '17 8:02:10 PM themisterfree
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''Robots in Disguise'' was produced and dubbed by Creator/SabanEntertainment, and aired from September 2001 to March 2002 on Creator/FoxKids (which had also aired 'WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' and reruns of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' prior to this). It was something of a return to roots for Transformers fiction, in the sense that many characters transformed into realistic, modern Earth vehicles instead of animals or abstract/futuristic vehicles, as was standard in the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Era]]. It also marked the return of the Autobot faction and sigil for the good guys. The villains were initially called Predacons as they were in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', but the Decepticons were added later as a sub-group. The show makes a contrast between the bumbling antics of the Predacons and the professional, sinister Decepticons.

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''Robots in Disguise'' was produced and dubbed by Creator/SabanEntertainment, and aired from September 2001 to March 2002 on Creator/FoxKids (which had also aired 'WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' and reruns of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' prior to this). It was something of a return to roots for Transformers fiction, in the sense that many characters transformed into realistic, modern Earth vehicles instead of animals or abstract/futuristic vehicles, as was standard in the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Era]]. It also marked the return of the Autobot faction and sigil for the good guys. The villains were initially called Predacons as they were in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', but the Decepticons were added later as a sub-group. The show makes a contrast between the bumbling antics of the Predacons and the professional, sinister Decepticons.



For its all its action-packed adventures, there was an equal amount of emphasis on gags and humor. For all its emphasis on stand-out characterization, the plot could at times be equally as kiddy (Omega Prime powering his Matrix Blade with the happiness of children). However, attempts to compare ''Robots in Disguise'' to ''Beast Wars'' or ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' may prove fruitless in the long run as the show was made in Japan for young children. But all in all, ''Robots in Disguise'' was ultimately meant to be a transitional/filler series from the end of ''Beast Machines'' to the start of ''Armada'' and it did its job quite well.

Creator/{{Disney}} - Creator/{{ABC}} Domestic Television is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.

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For its all its action-packed adventures, there was an equal amount of emphasis on gags and humor. For all its emphasis on stand-out characterization, the plot could at times be equally as kiddy (Omega Prime powering his Matrix Blade with the happiness of children). However, attempts to compare ''Robots in Disguise'' to ''Beast Wars'' or ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' ''Beast Machines'' may prove fruitless in the long run as the show was made in Japan for young children. But all in all, ''Robots in Disguise'' was ultimately meant to be a transitional/filler series from the end of ''Beast Machines'' to the start of ''Armada'' and it did its job quite well.

Creator/{{Disney}} - Creator/{{ABC}} Domestic Television is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.
2nd Feb '17 8:01:18 PM themisterfree
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Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}} Domestic Television is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.

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Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}} Creator/{{Disney}} - Creator/{{ABC}} Domestic Television is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.
2nd Feb '17 8:00:58 PM themisterfree
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''Robots in Disguise'' was produced and dubbed by Saban Entertainment, and aired from September 2001 to March 2002. It was something of a return to roots for Transformers fiction, in the sense that many characters transformed into realistic, modern Earth vehicles instead of animals or abstract/futuristic vehicles, as was standard in the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Era]]. It also marked the return of the Autobot faction and sigil for the good guys. The villains were initially called Predacons as they were in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', but the Decepticons were added later as a sub-group. The show makes a contrast between the bumbling antics of the Predacons and the professional, sinister Decepticons.

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''Robots in Disguise'' was produced and dubbed by Saban Entertainment, Creator/SabanEntertainment, and aired from September 2001 to March 2002.2002 on Creator/FoxKids (which had also aired 'WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' and reruns of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' prior to this). It was something of a return to roots for Transformers fiction, in the sense that many characters transformed into realistic, modern Earth vehicles instead of animals or abstract/futuristic vehicles, as was standard in the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Era]]. It also marked the return of the Autobot faction and sigil for the good guys. The villains were initially called Predacons as they were in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', but the Decepticons were added later as a sub-group. The show makes a contrast between the bumbling antics of the Predacons and the professional, sinister Decepticons.



All 39 episodes were scheduled to run during the afternoon Fox Kids programming block on the Fox television network. The third episode, "Bullet Train to the Rescue", was scheduled to air on September 11, 2001, but was not aired in most areas because of the terrorist attacks in America that day. Later episodes were edited to remove scenes that might be TooSoon for the viewers, such as buildings being blown up.

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All 39 episodes were scheduled to run during the afternoon Fox Kids programming block on the Fox television network.block. The third episode, "Bullet Train to the Rescue", was scheduled to air on September 11, 2001, but was not aired in most areas because of the terrorist attacks in America that day. Later episodes were edited to remove scenes that might be TooSoon for the viewers, such as buildings being blown up.



Disney is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.

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Disney Creator/{{Disney}}-Creator/{{ABC}} Domestic Television is now believed[[note]]Presuming the license hasn't expired[[/note]] to own the cartoon through their acquisition of Saban. [=DVD=]s for this show are only available in the UK, much to the annoyance of US fans.
28th Nov '16 8:44:09 AM Tightwire
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* CallingYourAttacks: Like most anime, fights have the characters shouting the names of their attacks.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Like most anime, fights have the characters shouting the names Most anime involve a degree of their attacks.this, but RID is high even in comparison, ''especially'' in translation.
10th Jul '16 10:43:24 AM CaptainTedium
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Not to be confused with the American-produced ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' cartoon.

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Not to be confused with the American-produced ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'' cartoon.
6th Jul '16 6:41:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Jerkass}}:
** Before softening up, Ultra Magnus starts out as being very rude to the other Autobots and only caring about taking the Energon Matrix from Optimus Prime.

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* {{Jerkass}}:
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{{Jerkass}}: Before softening up, Ultra Magnus starts out as being very rude to the other Autobots and only caring about taking the Energon Matrix from Optimus Prime.
6th Jul '16 6:39:02 AM CaptainTedium
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* AntiVillain: Sky-Byte [[spoiler:and he's so sly and slippery that he's the only one of the Decepticons and Predacons that managed to escape being imprisoned forever, gloating about it in the ending]].

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* AntiVillain: Sky-Byte [[spoiler:and he's becomes somewhat of a reluctant ally to the Autobots as the series goes on and is somewhat less malicious than the other villains. [[spoiler:He's so sly and slippery that he's the only one of the Decepticons and Predacons that managed to escape being imprisoned forever, gloating about it in the ending]].ending of the English dub]].



* ButtMonkey: Kelly, whose day is eternally ruined by either the Autobots or the Predacons.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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Kelly, whose day is eternally ruined by either the Autobots or the Predacons.



* CainAndAbel: Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime.



* CampGay: Gas Skunk, in the Japanese version. Played by the same guy that does Emporio Ivankov in ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* {{Canon Immigrant}}/ {{Retcon}}: Kiss Players retcons Car Robots into the G1 continuity family, both series take place in between the movie (set in 2005) and Season 3 (which is set in 2010 in Japan as opposed to one year after the movie). Brave Maximus time travels, arriving on the Planet Master, becoming the inspiration for the construction of Fortress Maximus from Anime/TransformersHeadmasters anime.

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* CampGay: Gas Skunk, in the Japanese version. Played by the same guy that does Emporio Ivankov in ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* {{Canon Immigrant}}/
CanonImmigrant/ {{Retcon}}: Kiss Players retcons Car Robots into the G1 continuity family, both series take place in between the movie (set in 2005) and Season 3 (which is set in 2010 in Japan as opposed to one year after the movie). Brave Maximus time travels, arriving on the Planet Master, becoming the inspiration for the construction of Fortress Maximus from Anime/TransformersHeadmasters anime.



* ContinuityReboot: This series seems to stand alone in continuity, WildMassGuessing aside.

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* ContinuityReboot: This series seems was the first to stand alone not be a continuation of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' in continuity, WildMassGuessing aside.any way, shape, or form.



* DragonInChief: Megatron is this to the Predacon Council.

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* DragonInChief: Megatron is this to the Predacon Council.Council, who are only mentioned in the English dub.



** Almost everybody, but some Transformers were renamed in honour of G1 characters (Build Hurricane became Grimlock, Mach Alert became Prowl, Gigatron became Megatron, etc).
** In addition to individual characters, this also went for the names of the two factions. While the English dub has the heroes go by Autobots as per tradition with the bad guys called Predacons, the Japanese version had the good guys addressed as Cybertrons and the villains referred to as Destrongers.

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** Almost everybody, but some Transformers were renamed in honour honor of G1 characters (Build Hurricane became Grimlock, Mach Alert became Prowl, Gigatron became Megatron, etc).
** In addition to individual characters, this also went for the names of the two factions.specific groups. While the English dub has the heroes go by Autobots as per tradition with the bad guys called Predacons, the Japanese version had the good guys addressed as Cybertrons and the villains referred to as Destrongers. In addition, some of the sub-factions are known in the English dub as Team Bullet Train, Build Team, and Decepticons, while their respective Japanese names are Team Shinkansen, Buildmaster, and the Combatrons.



* EvilTwin: Scourge is an evil copy of Optimus Prime.
** Funnily enough, Scourge isn't really a twin of ''this'' Optimus, but looks more like G1 Optimus (aside from color) than Optimus does.

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* EvilTwin: Scourge is an evil copy of Optimus Prime.
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Prime. Funnily enough, Scourge isn't really a twin of ''this'' Optimus, but looks more like G1 Optimus (aside from color) than Optimus does.



** And Ultra Magnus. Kind of.

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** And Ultra Magnus. Kind of.Magnus also tried to play the Decepticons for chumps, but his plan was ruined by the intervention of the Autobot Brothers.



* IdiosyncraticWipes: The English dub marks the return of the classic Transformer style wipes. The original Japanese version also does this, but much less frequently and in a different style.

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* IdiosyncraticWipes: The English dub marks the return of the classic Transformer style wipes. The original Japanese version also does this, but much a bit less frequently and in a different style.



* {{Jerkass}}: Ultra Magnus (and to a lesser degree Mirage).

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
** Before softening up,
Ultra Magnus (and starts out as being very rude to a lesser degree Mirage).the other Autobots and only caring about taking the Energon Matrix from Optimus Prime.



* KidAppealCharacter: Wedge. He's small, enormously eager to prove himself, young, and towards the end of the series, its HIS courage that inspires Omega Prime to act and pull off a big feat. To top it all off, he's yellow orange.

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* KidAppealCharacter: KidAppealCharacter:
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Wedge. He's small, enormously eager to prove himself, young, and towards the end of the series, its HIS courage that inspires Omega Prime to act and pull off a big feat. To top it all off, he's yellow orange.



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Sky-Byte.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Sky-Byte.Sky-Byte is somewhat nicer than the other villains and even unintentionally helps people on occasion.



* ''[[AvertedTrope NOT]]'' BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Optimus Prime. Seriously, ''he doesn't die in RID'']].
** [[spoiler:This is, in fact, one of only two series within the entire Transformers franchise where he doesn't die to come back. And what's worse is that the other series that didn't do this was the dreaded '''''Kiss Players''''']].
** And Kiss Players takes place in G1 continuity, so it's the same incarnation of Prime that's [[spoiler: died ''twice'' in Japanese continuity. RID Optimus is the ''only'' one never to dance with the Reaper.]]



* SlapStickKnowsNoGender: Kelly. See ButtMonkey.
* TheStarscream: Scourge.

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* SiblingRivalry: Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime are brothers in this continuity and initially don't get along well.
* SlapStickKnowsNoGender: Kelly. See ButtMonkey.
Kelly is a female character and just can't catch a break.
* TheStarscream: Scourge.Scourge at one point attempts to use Fotress Maximus to destroy Galvatron and usurp his position as leader of the bad guys.
4th Jul '16 4:40:51 AM CaptainTedium
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** The 30th episode has a scene where Build Typhoon coerces Build Boy into getting back to work by sitting in front of him and threatening to commit harikiri. Because references to suicide obviously won't fly in a children's show, the English dub instead has the dialogue altered so that Heavy Load was blocking Wedge's path and refusing to budge until he stopped slacking.

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** The 30th episode has a scene where Build Typhoon coerces Build Boy into getting back to work by sitting in front of him and threatening to commit harikiri.harakiri. Because references to suicide obviously won't fly in a children's show, the English dub instead has the dialogue altered so that Heavy Load was blocking Wedge's path and refusing to budge until he stopped slacking.
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