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12th Jul '17 9:09:23 AM xcountryguy
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** ''Regeneration One'' is definitely running with this trope. Oh, hello, [[spoiler:Springer]]! Welcome to this continuity at last; now let's see your [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Ironhide]] [[BoomHeadshot impression]]! And then there was [[spoiler:Megatron]]'s death. Welcome back, [[spoiler: Scorponok]]! Nice new body, [[spoiler:Grimlock]]! Hope you enjoy your death plummet into the Sonic Canyons together! Hey, look, it's [[spoiler:Arcee]]! Oh, wait, already a corpse on Junkion. Holy hell.

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** ''Regeneration One'' is definitely running with this trope. Oh, hello, [[spoiler:Springer]]! Welcome to this continuity at last; now let's see your [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Ironhide]] [[BoomHeadshot impression]]! And then there was [[spoiler:Megatron]]'s death. Welcome back, [[spoiler: Scorponok]]! [[spoiler:Scorponok]]! Nice new body, [[spoiler:Grimlock]]! Hope you enjoy your death plummet into the Sonic Canyons together! Hey, look, it's [[spoiler:Arcee]]! Oh, wait, already a corpse on Junkion. Holy hell.



** [[spoiler: Earth in 2012, in ''Regeneration One'', with Megatron having [[ApocalypseHow nuked the planet]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Earth [[spoiler:Earth in 2012, in ''Regeneration One'', with Megatron having [[ApocalypseHow nuked the planet]].]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: ''Regeneration One''. [[spoiler: The Dark Matrix Fragment has been destroyed once and for all, the Great War is over, the galaxy is rebuilding, Megatron and Galvatron have been defeated, Spike overcomes his past, Grimlock redeems himself, and the remaining Decepticons pull a HeelFaceTurn. Optimus Prime is dead but thanks to his tutelage Rodimus will go on to lead the Autobots into a bright future. And perhaps best of all, the Transformers (even though Cybertron itself is lost) have managed to find a new purpose in existence beyond their ForeverWar... traveling the galaxy and helping the other races find peace. The ending shows Rodimus, eons later when he seems to be the last Transformer alive, finally dying and allowing his energy to essentially recharge Cybertron, thus giving a new generation of Cybertronions a chance at life.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: ''Regeneration One''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Dark Matrix Fragment has been destroyed once and for all, the Great War is over, the galaxy is rebuilding, Megatron and Galvatron have been defeated, Spike overcomes his past, Grimlock redeems himself, and the remaining Decepticons pull a HeelFaceTurn. Optimus Prime is dead but thanks to his tutelage Rodimus will go on to lead the Autobots into a bright future. And perhaps best of all, the Transformers (even though Cybertron itself is lost) have managed to find a new purpose in existence beyond their ForeverWar... traveling the galaxy and helping the other races find peace. The ending shows Rodimus, eons later when he seems to be the last Transformer alive, finally dying and allowing his energy to essentially recharge Cybertron, thus giving a new generation of Cybertronions a chance at life.]]



** The [[spoiler: dark Matrix creature]]. Especially in ''Regeneration One''.

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** The [[spoiler: dark [[spoiler:dark Matrix creature]]. Especially in ''Regeneration One''.



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Optimus Prime himself at the end of ''Regeneration One''. Rather fittingly he dies in the arms of Rodimus who, thanks to Prime's teachings, will go on to become the new hero. However, the same issue shows Rodimus himself dying of old age eons later.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Optimus [[spoiler:Optimus Prime himself at the end of ''Regeneration One''. Rather fittingly he dies in the arms of Rodimus who, thanks to Prime's teachings, will go on to become the new hero. However, the same issue shows Rodimus himself dying of old age eons later.]]



* TeleporterAccident: A space bridge exploding with Megatron and Ratchet on it fuses them into a singular, misshapen entity that gets trapped in the void outside reality until the Autobots recover their screaming form at the end of "Eye of the Storm". [[spoiler: The Autobots later manage to seperate them physically, but they are linked to eachother at a subatomic level due to the fusion, and one cannot live without the other's survival.]]

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* TeleporterAccident: A space bridge exploding with Megatron and Ratchet on it fuses them into a singular, misshapen entity that gets trapped in the void outside reality until the Autobots recover their screaming form at the end of "Eye of the Storm". [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Autobots later manage to seperate them physically, but they are linked to eachother at a subatomic level due to the fusion, and one cannot live without the other's survival.]]
5th Mar '17 11:57:33 AM nombretomado
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As well as the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers cartoon]], there was at the same time a comic published by MarvelComics. It is sometimes stated that the comic came before the cartoon; in truth, both went into production at the same time, though the first issue of the comic was released some time before the first episode of the cartoon.

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As well as the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers cartoon]], there was at the same time a comic published by MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. It is sometimes stated that the comic came before the cartoon; in truth, both went into production at the same time, though the first issue of the comic was released some time before the first episode of the cartoon.
22nd Feb '17 11:08:46 AM HodgeReturns
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* BodyHorror: A space bridge explosion horrifically fuses Megatron and Ratchet into a single, pained misshapen creature, which runs rampant through the Autobots' base when Megatron has control, but begs for a MercyKill from Optimus when Ratchet has control in "The Price of Life!".


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* TeleporterAccident: A space bridge exploding with Megatron and Ratchet on it fuses them into a singular, misshapen entity that gets trapped in the void outside reality until the Autobots recover their screaming form at the end of "Eye of the Storm". [[spoiler: The Autobots later manage to seperate them physically, but they are linked to eachother at a subatomic level due to the fusion, and one cannot live without the other's survival.]]
26th Jan '17 2:06:56 PM skteosk
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** And if we take ''this'' one by the various arcs:
** US comic arcs:
*** Transformers #1-4 (''The Transformers'')-Optimus Prime
*** Transformers #5-8 (''The New Order'')-Ratchet
*** Transformers #9-12 (''Prime Time'')-Prowl
*** Transformers #13-24 (''Megatron and Shockwave join leadership'')-Optimus Prime
*** Transformers #17-18 (''Return to Cybertron'')-Perceptor
*** Transformers #25-27 (''Funeral for a Friend'')-Perceptor/Grimlock
*** Transformers #28-41 (''Blaster and Goldbug desert'')-Blaster
*** Headmasters miniseries and Transformers #38-40 (''The Headmasters Saga'')-Fortress Maximus
*** Transformers #42-59 (''Random hi-jinks/Underbase/Return of Megatron'')-Optimus Prime
*** Transformers #60-61 (''Primal Scream'')-Emirate Xaaron
*** Transformers #62-66 (''Matrix Quest'')-Optimus Prime
*** Transformers #67 (''The Human Factor'')-GB Blackrock
*** Transformers #68 (''Rhythms of Darkness'')-Prowl
*** Transformers #69-75 (''Decepticon Civil War/Unicron'')-Optimus Prime
*** Transformers #78-79 (''The Last Autobot'')-Fortress Maximus
*** Transformers #76-80 (''End of the Road'')-Grimlock/Optimus Prime
*** GI Joe and the Transformers-Optimus Prime/Blaster and Hawk
*** Generation 2-Optimus Prime
** And the UK arcs:
*** ''Man of Iron/The Enemy Within/Raiders of the Last Ark/Decepticon Dam-Busters''-Optimus Prime
*** ''The Wrath of Guardian/The Wrath of Grimlock''-Ratchet/Prowl
*** ''Christmas Breaker/Crisis of Command/The Icarus Theory/Dinobot Hunt/Devastation Derby/Second Generation''-Optimus Prime
*** ''In the National Interest''-Grimlock
*** ''Target 2006''-Jetfire
*** ''Prey''-Optimus Prime/Emirate Xaaron
*** ''Fallen Angel''-Grimlock
*** ''Wanted: Galvatron''-Rodimus Prime
*** ''Ancient Relics/Grudge Match''-Grimlock
*** ''Worlds Apart''-Highbrow is the most senior Autobot seen, although he was presumably sent by Fortress Maximus
*** ''The Final Conflict''-Fortress Maximus
*** ''Kup's Story''-Kup
*** ''Headhunt/The Legacy of Unicron''-Rodimus Prime
*** ''Ladies' Night''-Goldbug
*** ''Enemy Action''-Springer, although he may simply be representing Emirate Xaaron
*** ''Salvage/Deadly Games''-Ultra Magnus
*** ''City of Fear/Wrecking Havoc''-Emirate Xaaron
*** ''Space Pirates''-Rodimus Prime
*** ''Time Wars''-Optimus Prime
*** ''Survivors/Carnivac and Mayhems saga''-Springer
*** ''Aspects of Evil/Dark Rodimus arc''-Rodimus Prime
*** ''(Double)deal of the Century/Deathbringer/Assault on the Ark''-Optimus Prime
*** ''The Big Shutdown''-Nightbeat
*** ''A Small War/Demons/Dawn of Darkness''-Emirate Xaaron
*** ''Perchance to Dream''-Prowl
*** ''Earthforce''-Grimlock
*** ''The Magnificent Six/Another Time and Place''-Optimus Prime
22nd Nov '16 1:20:17 PM Dehumanizer
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** And in the UK comics, a woman named Cindy falls for Ultra Magnus.
10th Nov '16 6:05:30 PM StevieG
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** There was a four-issue miniseries that crossed over with ''Franchise/GIJoe'' that was exclusive to the US version of the comic. The only changes that carried on to the main comic were Dirge being destroyed and Bumblebee being rebuilt as Goldbug, the latter of which was given a different explanation in the UK comic and was eventually undone in both versions of the comic.

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** There was a four-issue miniseries that crossed over with ''Franchise/GIJoe'' that which was exclusive to only in continuity in the US version of the comic.comic (it was reprinted in the UK comic, but several years later, and was clearly not in continuity with the UK strips). The only changes that carried on to the main comic were Dirge being destroyed and Bumblebee being rebuilt as Goldbug, the latter of which was given a different explanation in the UK comic and was eventually undone in both versions of the comic.
10th Nov '16 6:00:38 PM StevieG
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: All the letterers, especially Grimlock in Grim Grams.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: All The UK letters page was answered in-character by a Transformer (Soundwave, Ratchet, Grimlock, Dreadwind, and Blaster all had a spell on the letterers, especially Grimlock in Grim Grams.page). Their answers frequently broke the fourth wall.
27th Jul '16 8:06:13 PM hullflyer
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* SpaceAgeStasis: Very little change seems to take place on Cybertron in the 4 million years the Ark's crew is in stasis. Taken to an incredible extreme when Shockwave and Starscream are trying to repair the Ark to escape Cybertron after Unicron's attack, and Shockwave describes the ship as being one of the best and most advanced ships available - and it's been sitting under a volcano for 4 millions years?
27th Jul '16 7:59:00 PM hullflyer
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: At the beginning of the series, both sides used "fuel", and figuring out how to create it from Earth's resources was a major plot point. By issue 14, energon cubes, along with their being created from almost any "energy source" along the lines of the cartoon had appeared, but fuel would continue to be used and referenced for a while, until energon fully took its place.
21st Jun '16 1:28:09 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Badass}}: Ooh, plenty. Would go into more detail if there was a whole page dedicated for this.
** Optimus, obviously. Even if he does come off as a moron in Afterdeath. Once he becomes a Powermaster, he takes on whole new levels of badassery.
** Megatron is initially NOT this early on, getting his cranial unit handed to him by Shockwave after the latter salvaged victory for the Decepticons. He does come back from poundings by the Dinobots and Omega Supreme, though, to retake command of the Decepticons, and even distracted by Optimus Prime's death, was not only able to survive the Predacons, but ''take down Predaking with one shot''. After that, though, once he regains his senses, he drops a level or two, getting owned by Ratchet (again,) and barely holding his own against Galvatron II.
*** Then in G2, he takes several levels in badass, and becomes an incredibly dangerous and powerful adversary.
** Blaster. In the cartoon he's basically a "cool dude" but not much else. Here he takes down a gestalt, destroys Straxus and drives Galvatron off the slippery slope.
** And then there's UK Galvatron. He basically lets the Autobots unload enough firepower to destroy a small city and then just stands there laughing madly. There are many stories which basically consist mostly of him going somewhere, meeting a shitload of foes and leaving a lot of kicked asses in his wake.
** And ComicBook/DeathsHead. He takes down the extremely powerful Cyclonus and Scourge with ease- Several times, kills Shockwave, does very well against Galvatron, and even fights off Unicron's mind control.
*** He also killed Bumblebee, traumatising many young British boys.
** Like Megatron, Scorponok began as a wuss who was more interested in watching Autobots get humilated in wrestling shows than, you know, allowing for progression of the Decepticons. Then he grows a pair in the latter era of Marvel and finally becomes a respectable character who beats down Shockwave, and gets a Dying Moment of Awesome against Unicron.
*** The original, pre-Headmaster Scorponok, was a pretty ruthless warrior. His Nebulan Headmaster partner, Lord Zarak, wasn't, and had to learn through his experiences on Earth. In ''Regeneration One'', the reborn Scorponok noted that Zarak didn't accept nearly as much of Scorponok's personality as he had of the Nebulan's.
** BadassBookworm: Shockwave is a calculating scientist who will kick your ass. The Dinobots learnt it the hard way.
** BadassCrew: The Wreckers. Their introduction has them planning how to massacre some of the most dangerous Decepticons alive, and going from there. They're not even afraid to fight Optimus or Galvatron. And then there's their battle cry.

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* {{Badass}}: Ooh, plenty. Would go into more detail if there was a whole page dedicated for this.
** Optimus, obviously. Even if he does come off as a moron in Afterdeath. Once he becomes a Powermaster, he takes on whole new levels of badassery.
** Megatron is initially NOT this early on, getting his cranial unit handed to him by Shockwave after the latter salvaged victory for the Decepticons. He does come back from poundings by the Dinobots and Omega Supreme, though, to retake command of the Decepticons, and even distracted by Optimus Prime's death, was not only able to survive the Predacons, but ''take down Predaking with one shot''. After that, though, once he regains his senses, he drops a level or two, getting owned by Ratchet (again,) and barely holding his own against Galvatron II.
*** Then in G2, he takes several levels in badass, and becomes an incredibly dangerous and powerful adversary.
** Blaster. In the cartoon he's basically a "cool dude" but not much else. Here he takes down a gestalt, destroys Straxus and drives Galvatron off the slippery slope.
** And then there's UK Galvatron. He basically lets the Autobots unload enough firepower to destroy a small city and then just stands there laughing madly. There are many stories which basically consist mostly of him going somewhere, meeting a shitload of foes and leaving a lot of kicked asses in his wake.
** And ComicBook/DeathsHead. He takes down the extremely powerful Cyclonus and Scourge with ease- Several times, kills Shockwave, does very well against Galvatron, and even fights off Unicron's mind control.
*** He also killed Bumblebee, traumatising many young British boys.
** Like Megatron, Scorponok began as a wuss who was more interested in watching Autobots get humilated in wrestling shows than, you know, allowing for progression of the Decepticons. Then he grows a pair in the latter era of Marvel and finally becomes a respectable character who beats down Shockwave, and gets a Dying Moment of Awesome against Unicron.
*** The original, pre-Headmaster Scorponok, was a pretty ruthless warrior. His Nebulan Headmaster partner, Lord Zarak, wasn't, and had to learn through his experiences on Earth. In ''Regeneration One'', the reborn Scorponok noted that Zarak didn't accept nearly as much of Scorponok's personality as he had of the Nebulan's.
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BadassBookworm: Shockwave is a calculating scientist who will kick your ass. The Dinobots learnt it the hard way.
** * BadassCrew: The Wreckers. Their introduction has them planning how to massacre some of the most dangerous Decepticons alive, and going from there. They're not even afraid to fight Optimus or Galvatron. And then there's their battle cry.



** BadassInCharge: By virtue of the whole franchise.
** BadassNormal:

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** * BadassInCharge: By virtue of the whole franchise.
** * BadassNormal:



** BadassPacifist: Ultra Magnus is the strongest autobot in the first run, but is a pacifist who utterly despises war. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Magnus_V_Galvatron_Burning_Sky.jpg You still don't want to piss him off, though.]]

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** * BadassPacifist: Ultra Magnus is the strongest autobot in the first run, but is a pacifist who utterly despises war. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Magnus_V_Galvatron_Burning_Sky.jpg You still don't want to piss him off, though.]]
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