History Anime / TransformersSuperGodMasterforce

7th Jun '16 11:57:07 AM Willbyr
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In terms of {{continuity}}, ''Masterforce'' is canonically set after ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]''; however, while ''Headmasters'' was clearly set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''Masterforce'' used contemporary technology and fashions. However, aside from a few brief instances, ''Masterforce'' is pretty much self-contained, and so knowledge of ''Headmasters'' is (fortunately) not necessary to follow or understand it.

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In terms of {{continuity}}, ''Masterforce'' is canonically set after ''[[TransformersHeadmasters ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]''; however, while ''Headmasters'' was clearly set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''Masterforce'' used contemporary technology and fashions. However, aside from a few brief instances, ''Masterforce'' is pretty much self-contained, and so knowledge of ''Headmasters'' is (fortunately) not necessary to follow or understand it.



The cartoon received the same hilariously bad dub treatment as ''TransformersHeadmasters''. The dub was first broadcast in Malaysia on RTM-1 in 1988, and later in Singapore on [=StarTV=]. {{DVD}}s containing both the dub and subtitled Japanese episodes were released in the UK in 2006 (sub only) and Australia in 2008; both were also shown in the UK on Anime Central in 2007.

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The cartoon received the same hilariously bad dub treatment as ''TransformersHeadmasters''.''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. The dub was first broadcast in Malaysia on RTM-1 in 1988, and later in Singapore on [=StarTV=]. {{DVD}}s containing both the dub and subtitled Japanese episodes were released in the UK in 2006 (sub only) and Australia in 2008; both were also shown in the UK on Anime Central in 2007.


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3rd May '16 4:21:20 PM whateveryousay21
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The Pretenders were rather simple toys with basic transformations and forgettable altmodes, which came with human- or demon-shaped posable outer shells. The Headmaster Junior toys were the same as the regular Headmaster toys - a large robot whose head transforms into a smaller robot and whose body becomes a vehicle or animal. The Godmasters also had two components; one was a small human in PoweredArmor that transforms into an engine which plugs into a slot in the larger vehicle. The vehicle cannot transform into robot mode unless the engine is plugged in.

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The Pretenders were rather simple toys with basic transformations and forgettable altmodes, which came with human- or demon-shaped posable outer shells. The Headmaster Junior toys were the same as the regular Headmaster toys - a large robot whose head transforms into a smaller robot and whose body becomes a vehicle or animal. The Godmasters also had two components; one was a small human in PoweredArmor that transforms into an engine which plugs into a slot in the larger vehicle. The vehicle cannot transform into robot mode unless the engine is plugged in.
in.[[note]]At least in the fiction. The toys could easily be transformed by simply pressing the button in with your finger if you lacked the Powermaster accessory.[[/note]]
28th Feb '16 8:10:48 PM ShivaIndis
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Millennia ago, a group of Transformers gained the ability to disguise themselves as organic beings. Calling themselves Pretenders, they came to live on Earth, where the Autobots disguised themselves as humans. The Decepticons disguised themselves as demons and terrorised humanity until they were sealed away in the Egyptian pyramids, {{Atlantis}}, and the Nazca Lines of Peru. Much later, the Decepticon Pretenders reawaken and, led by the mysterious Devil Z, begin an assault on humanity.

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Millennia ago, a group of Transformers gained the ability to disguise themselves as organic beings. Calling themselves Pretenders, they came to live on Earth, where the Autobots disguised themselves as humans. The Decepticons disguised themselves as demons and terrorised terrorized humanity until they were sealed away in the Egyptian pyramids, {{Atlantis}}, and the Nazca Lines of Peru. Much later, the Decepticon Pretenders reawaken and, led by the mysterious Devil Z, begin an assault on humanity.



* BloodBrothers: Buster and Hydra. Also literally.
* BloodKnight: Sixknight wanders the galaxy in search of of a WorthyOpponent. Of course, Jinrai proves to be that worthy opponent.

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* BloodBrothers: Buster and Hydra. Also literally.
As an added bonus, they are literally blood relatives.
* BloodKnight: Sixknight wanders the galaxy in search of of a WorthyOpponent. Of course, Jinrai Ginrai proves to be that worthy opponent.



* BowTiesAreCool: Minerva's default outfit.

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* BowTiesAreCool: Minerva's default outfit.This is a feature of school uniform that Minerva typically wears.



* BroadStrokes[=/=]ContinuitySnarl: This series has the biggest issues of canon in the history of ''Transformers G1'' as a whole. In one episode, you have 2 cops who could identify the Transformers (one for some apparent reason knows what a Pretender is). In another, ''THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE'' had forgoten who and ''what'' Decepticons are. It would've been justified as a new generation who has never heard of them before, but this is downright stupid.

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* BroadStrokes[=/=]ContinuitySnarl: This series ''Masterforce'' is both a clean break from and a continuation of ''Headmasters'' -- something that tends to frustrate ''Transformers'' fans. The creators wanted to try something new with this series, and it has a dramatically different feel compared to any ''Transformers'' media that precedes it. But it also canonically follows ''Headmasters'', which makes viewers wonder things like "if this show is set post-2020, why is its setting indistinguishable from the biggest issues of canon in late 1980s?" or "considering that the history of ''Transformers G1'' as Autobots previously had a whole. In one episode, you have 2 cops who could identify the public presence on Earth, why don't humans recognize Transformers (one for some apparent reason knows what a Pretender is). In another, ''THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE'' had forgoten who and ''what'' Decepticons are. It would've been justified as a new generation who has never heard of them before, but this is downright stupid.anymore?" Don't expect the show to address these questions.



* TheCameo / ContinuityNod: Chromedome makes a brief appearance in an early episode, linking this series with Headmasters. Metalhawk reveals that he supplied the Transtectors for the Junior Headmasters.
* CharacterDevelopment: In a Transformers show. Fancy that.
** Admittedly, not for any Transformers. Just the humans.
* CharacterMagneticTeam: The Autobot ranks swell over the course of the series, while the Decepticons never get any new permenant additions outside of Hydra and Buster.

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* TheCameo / ContinuityNod: Chromedome makes a brief appearance in an early episode, linking this series with Headmasters.''Headmasters''. Metalhawk reveals that he supplied the Transtectors for the Junior Headmasters.
* CharacterDevelopment: In a This is the first ''Transformers'' show where characters effectively change and grow as people. Though admittedly, the Transformers show. Fancy that.
** Admittedly, not for any Transformers.
aren't subject to development. Just the humans.
* CharacterMagneticTeam: The Autobot ranks swell over the course of the series, while the Decepticons never get any new permenant permanent additions outside of Hydra and Buster.



* DespairEventHorizon: Buster and Hydra has an utterly ''ridiculous'' plan to do this with their hostages so they'll lose their will to live. This involves kidnapping ''every'' doctor in the entire world. They make Megatron or Galvatron look like a fucking genius.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Buster and Hydra has hatch an utterly ''ridiculous'' plan to do this with their hostages so they'll lose their will to live. This involves kidnapping ''every'' doctor in the entire world. They make Megatron or Galvatron look like a fucking genius.geniuses.



* EliteMook: King Poseidon, essentially

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* EliteMook: King Poseidon, essentiallyessentially.



* EarlyBirdCameo: A ''ridiculous'' case. The intro of the series had shown all of the Godmasters, Autobot and Decepticon (with the exception of Clouder/[=DoubleClouder=]. Plus the main hero, Ginrai, only appears up until episode 9, but we see him in the intro anyway). The ending was no better either, showing all six Headmaster Jrs.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: A ''ridiculous'' case. The intro of the series had shown all of the Godmasters, Autobot and Decepticon (with the exception of Clouder/[=DoubleClouder=]. Plus the main hero, Ginrai, only shows major characters 15-20 episodes before they are introduced in some cases. For instance, Ginrai first appears up until in episode 9, but we see him he features prominently in the intro anyway). opening from the very start. The ending was is no better either, showing all six Headmaster Jrs.Jrs before the majority of them turn up in an episode.



* FreudianExcuse: In "God Ginrai - Save Cancer!?", Cancer joined the Decepticons because he wanted to help his former master to give the dojo it's reputation. In "God Ginrai - Showdown at the Decepticon's Base", he also explains that he wanted to join them to become stronger. In paraelles to his action at the start of the series where he, alongside Bullhorn and Wilder, cause mayhem.

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* FreudianExcuse: In "God Ginrai - Save Cancer!?", Cancer joined the Decepticons because he wanted to help his former master to give the dojo it's reputation. In "God Ginrai - Showdown at the Decepticon's Base", he also explains that he wanted to join them to become stronger. In paraelles parallels to his action at the start of the series where he, alongside Bullhorn and Wilder, cause mayhem.



* HenshinHero: Masterforce is unique among Transformers series in that human beings play very active roles as both the central protagonists and the main antagonists.

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* HenshinHero: Masterforce ''Masterforce'' is unique among Transformers series in that human beings play very active roles as both the central protagonists and the main antagonists.



* HonourBeforeReason: Sixknight may be an arrogant jerk whose secure in his superiority, but he'll beat you fair and square to show ''you'' his superiority.
** Later in the series, Overlord insists on fighting the incredibly powerful God Ginrai without using any of his weapons in order to showcase 'the power of flesh' to his nutjob boss. He's willing to die in the process, if need by.

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* HonourBeforeReason: Sixknight may be an arrogant jerk whose who's secure in his superiority, but he'll beat you fair and square to show ''you'' his superiority.
** Later in the series, Overlord insists on fighting the incredibly powerful God Ginrai without using any of his weapons in order to showcase 'the power of flesh' to his nutjob boss. He's willing to die in the process, if need by.be.



* MeaningfulName: Cancer's name is another word for "crab". And thus, fitting for his transector that looks like a GiantEnemyCrab. Unfortunately, it got LostInTranslation when his name was changed to "Sqeezeplay" (his American toy name) instead.

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* MeaningfulName: Cancer's name is another word for "crab". And thus, fitting for his transector transtector that looks like a GiantEnemyCrab. Unfortunately, it got LostInTranslation when his name was changed to "Sqeezeplay" (his American toy name) instead.



** Phoenix is put on a bus almost immediatly, getting virtually no screentime.

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** Phoenix is put on a bus almost immediatly, immediately, getting virtually no screentime.



* RefusalOfTheCall: Ginrai resists becoming a permenant member of the Autobot crew for a while, eventually deciding to join when the Decepticons show they won't stop making his life hell even when he's not on the battlefield.

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Ginrai resists becoming a permenant permanent member of the Autobot crew for a while, eventually deciding to join when the Decepticons show they won't stop making his life hell even when he's not on the battlefield.
24th Dec '15 4:07:05 PM Kervinle2500
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Plenty. The region 1 DVD names several characters based on their American toy. It would be hard listing all of them.
21st Nov '15 4:26:00 PM Willbyr
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''Transformers: Super-God Masterforce'' (1988) is the third or fourth (depending on how the third season of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' is viewed) incarnation of ''{{Transformers}}'' produced. Divisive even by ''Transformers'' [[BrokenBase standards]], it tells the story of a battle between Transformers who become humans, and humans who become Transformers.

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''Transformers: Super-God Masterforce'' (1988) is the third or fourth (depending on how the third season of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' is viewed) incarnation of ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' produced. Divisive even by ''Transformers'' [[BrokenBase standards]], it tells the story of a battle between Transformers who become humans, and humans who become Transformers.



* NoExportForYou: Inverted. ''Shout! Factory'' released the entire series on DVD in North America. The only thing they did not include was the clipshows and an extra where Shuta and Grand Maximus explaining every detail about the entire story. However, it may due the fact that ToeiAnimation refuses to release the clipshows and only for the episodes, as they initally refused to send ''Scramble City'' and the 'TransformersZone'' OVA.

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* NoExportForYou: Inverted. ''Shout! Factory'' released the entire series on DVD in North America. The only thing they did not include was the clipshows and an extra where Shuta and Grand Maximus explaining every detail about the entire story. However, it may due the fact that ToeiAnimation refuses to release the clipshows and only for the episodes, as they initally initially refused to send ''Scramble City'' and the 'TransformersZone'' 'Manga/TransformersZone'' OVA.
8th Nov '15 5:04:30 PM ShivaIndis
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* ActionGirl: Minerva
** DarkActionGirl: Mega

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* ActionGirl: Minerva
Minerva doesn't like to fight, but usually comports herself well when she has to.
** DarkActionGirl: MegaMega. She is a [[spoiler:Godmaster]] too, after all.



* BattleCouple: Mega and Giga

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* BattleCouple: Mega and GigaGiga.



* {{Bishonen}}: Buster and Hydra.
** Buster's decidedly feminine appearance is a leftover from the character's original conception as a girl.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Buster and Hydra.
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Buster's decidedly feminine appearance is a leftover from the character's original conception as a girl.



* BloodKnight: Sixknight
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Anytime a character sound like they're about to swear, "Scrap" is used in its place in the region 1 release. Ginrai briefly "swears" until later episodes replace any instince of swearing as "scrap" as all the others. Sometimes out of place.

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* BloodKnight: Sixknight
Sixknight wanders the galaxy in search of of a WorthyOpponent. Of course, Jinrai proves to be that worthy opponent.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Anytime a character sound like they're about to swear, "Scrap" is used in its place in the region 1 release. Ginrai briefly "swears" until later episodes replace any instince instance of swearing as "scrap" as all the others. Sometimes out of place.
23rd Aug '15 6:33:40 AM Bluecatcinema
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* {{Delinquents}}: The Decepticon Pretender Jrs., especially Bullhorn and Wilder.

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* {{Delinquents}}: The Decepticon Pretender Headmaster Jrs., especially Bullhorn and Wilder.


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* ShesGotLegs: In "Panic! Protect the Wild Animals!!," Minerva dons an outfit that shows off her legs (and invokes BareYourMidriff and WhoWearsShortShorts to boot). Shuta and Cab immediately start [[HelloNurse ogling her]].
12th May '15 7:55:06 PM Diem
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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Sixknight is not only a rare Six Changer but he's also mastered one of the three forms of Chokon energy. In any previous series he would possibly be one of the strongest Transformers in existence. Unfortunately for him by the time he shows up most of the regulars have all three forms of Chokon energy and he routinely gets kicked to the curb as a result.
29th Apr '15 3:04:25 PM fruitstripegum
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Giga has green hair.
* YouHaveFailedMe: As one might expect, big boss Devil Z starts to get mighty peeved at the constant failures of his underlings. So much so he almost batters Buster and Hydra to death in a fit of rage.


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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Giga has green hair.
* YouHaveFailedMe: As one might expect, big boss Devil Z starts to get mighty peeved at the constant failures of his underlings. So much so he almost batters Buster and Hydra to death in a fit of rage.
19th Apr '15 5:03:29 PM Scorntex
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* AnachronisticOrder: According to the ''Transformers Wiki'', when the series was aired in Russia, this series was the first to be shown, then to Victory, then to Headmasters.

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* AnachronisticOrder: AnachronicOrder: According to the ''Transformers Wiki'', when the series was aired in Russia, this series was the first to be shown, then to Victory, then to Headmasters. Headmasters.
* AnimeHair: Mostly averted, though Clouder plays this one to the hilt.



** Admittedly, not for any Transformers. Just the humans.



* ImprobableAge: Clouder is (''probably'') a U.S government agent, despite looking somewhere in his early twenties at the most.



** Clouder as well. It's just that he decided to join the Decepticons first.



* MultinationalTeam

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* MultinationalTeamMonumentalDamage: The Arc D' Triomph gets blown up ''twice''.
* MultinationalTeam: The Headmaster Juniors and Godmasters on both sides are from all over the world.
* MysteriousPast: Devil Z spends most of the series looking like a pulsating energy ball. Then, when he fuses with Blackzarak, he states he is revealing his true form. We get a brief glimpse of some creepy looking foetus, and that's it. A later clip show hurriedly explained he was an energy being from space.



* NoOriginGiven: Devil Z spends most of the series looking like a pulsating energy ball. Then, when he fuses with Blackzarak, he states he is revealing his true form. We get a brief glimpse of some creepy looking foetus, and that's it. A later clip show hurriedly explained he was an energy being from space.


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No-one ever comments in the series that Ginrai's transtector is a dead-ringer for a certain famous Autobot. One of the clip shows explained that he was meant to be a new body for Optimus, until Devil Z got involved.


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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Giga has green hair.
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