History Franchise / Transformers

12th Feb '16 2:13:22 PM Berrenta
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Trivia.
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11th Jan '16 9:12:05 AM Prfnoff
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] franchise consisting of dozens of toy lines, many AnimatedSeries, quite a few ComicBooks, and a series of live-action movies. Reduced to its simplest terms, '''''Transformers''''' is the story of an eons-old battle between two factions of a race of TransformingMecha, usually called the Autobots and Decepticons, whose battles frequently take them to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]]. Traditionally the Autobots transform into civilian automobiles, while the Decepticons transform into military hardware, though this distinction has grown less obvious over time.
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] franchise consisting of dozens of toy lines, many AnimatedSeries, quite a few ComicBooks, and a series of live-action movies. Reduced to its simplest terms, '''''Transformers''''' ''Transformers'' is the story of an eons-old battle between two factions of a race of TransformingMecha, usually called the Autobots and Decepticons, whose battles frequently take them to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]]. Traditionally the Autobots transform into civilian automobiles, while the Decepticons transform into military hardware, though this distinction has grown less obvious over time.
4th Jan '16 5:43:49 PM WillKeaton
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For more information, you might want to consult [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page the Transformers wiki]], Wiki/TFWikiDotNet. Its informality is similar to that of TV Tropes.-]
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For more information, you might want to consult [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page the Transformers wiki]], wiki,]] Wiki/TFWikiDotNet. Its informality is similar to that of TV Tropes.-]
3rd Jan '16 9:00:22 AM Brainiac0982
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (1986). The film of the series, coming between the second and third seasons of the cartoon. The timeline [[TimeSkip jumped]] to [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture to futuristic 2005]] and Optimus Prime and [[KillEmAll most of the original Autobots]] were killed off, passing the torch to a new generation led by Rodimus Prime. The movie featured the voice talents of Judd Nelson, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Robert Stack (Of ''Series/TheUntouchables'', ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and ''UnsolvedMysteries'' fame) and [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]], as well as the last screen performance of Creator/OrsonWelles (as the [[ApocalypseWow first on-screen appearance]] of Unicron, a Transformer the size of a planet).[[note]]The irony did not go unnoticed.[[/note]]
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' (1986). The film of the series, coming between the second and third seasons of the cartoon. The timeline [[TimeSkip jumped]] to [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture to futuristic 2005]] and Optimus Prime and [[KillEmAll most of the original Autobots]] were killed off, passing the torch to a new generation led by Rodimus Prime. The movie featured the voice talents of Judd Nelson, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Robert Stack (Of ''Series/TheUntouchables'', ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and ''UnsolvedMysteries'' fame) and [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]], as well as the last screen performance of Creator/OrsonWelles (as the [[ApocalypseWow first on-screen appearance]] of Unicron, a Transformer the size of a planet).[[note]]The irony did not go unnoticed.[[/note]]
3rd Jan '16 12:48:42 AM Boobah
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** SelfDeprecation: Of course, these days Go-Bots are themselves part of the Transformers franchise.
1st Jan '16 9:14:15 PM Exxolon
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] franchise consisting of dozens of toy lines, many AnimatedSeries, quite a few ComicBooks, and a series of live-action movies. Reduced to its simplest terms, ''Transformers'' is the story of an eons-old battle between two factions of a race of TransformingMecha, usually called the Autobots and Decepticons, whose battles frequently take them to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]]. Traditionally the Autobots transform into civilian automobiles, while the Decepticons transform into military hardware, though this distinction has grown less obvious over time.
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] franchise consisting of dozens of toy lines, many AnimatedSeries, quite a few ComicBooks, and a series of live-action movies. Reduced to its simplest terms, ''Transformers'' '''''Transformers''''' is the story of an eons-old battle between two factions of a race of TransformingMecha, usually called the Autobots and Decepticons, whose battles frequently take them to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]]. Traditionally the Autobots transform into civilian automobiles, while the Decepticons transform into military hardware, though this distinction has grown less obvious over time.
21st Dec '15 6:45:37 PM TheMisterSonic
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** ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'': An upcoming video game closely based on the original cartoon.
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** ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'': An upcoming A video game closely based on the original cartoon.
30th Nov '15 7:01:23 AM Anicomicgeek
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** They have also had issues in consistently getting the scale of characters and even planets right. A character that starts off as a car that people can comfortably sit in suddenly becoming a robot that a human is only at ankle-height to is commonplace, as is it suddenly losing twenty feet of height a scene/figure or two later. There's a reason why the Website/TFWikiBotNet's summation of scale in the Transformers series is this trope's page quote.
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** They have also had issues in consistently getting the scale of characters and even planets right. A character that starts off as a car that people can comfortably sit in suddenly becoming a robot that a human is only at ankle-height to is commonplace, as is it suddenly losing twenty feet of height a scene/figure or two later. There's a reason why the Website/TFWikiBotNet's Website/TFWikiDotNet's summation of scale in the Transformers series is this trope's page quote.
10th Nov '15 3:12:08 PM StFan
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[-If you're looking for the live-action movie series, see '''''Film/{{Transformers}}'''''. For the original [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation One]] animated film, see '''''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'''''.\\
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[-If you're looking for the live-action movie series, see '''''Film/{{Transformers}}'''''. ''Film/{{Transformers}}''. For the original [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation One]] animated film, see '''''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'''''.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''.\\

* '''[[{{Satan}} Unicron]]''': A [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] giant transformer, sort of a EldritchAbomination''/''{{Satan}}-esque counterpart to Primus. In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', he is destroyed by Rodimus Prime using the Matrix, though his disembodied head continues to work its evil machinations throughout the third season of ''Generation 1''. Unicron appears at the end of ''Armada'', and is destroyed again, but is resurrected in ''Energon'' by Alpha Q, in an attempt to recreate its home planet (in this incarnation, Unicron is able to recreate anything it has consumed). Supplementary materials to the Transformers multiverse suggest that Primus and Unicron are incarnations of rival gods, born from the same ''The One''. Though other characters may change between series, Unicron and directly related characters are ''generally'' multiversal constants. [[CaptainErsatz Incidentally, he has never been seen in the same room as]] ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.
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* '''[[{{Satan}} Unicron]]''': A [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] giant transformer, sort of a EldritchAbomination''/''{{Satan}}-esque counterpart to Primus. In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', he is destroyed by Rodimus Prime using the Matrix, though his disembodied head continues to work its evil machinations throughout the third season of ''Generation 1''. Unicron appears at the end of ''Armada'', and is destroyed again, but is resurrected in ''Energon'' by Alpha Q, in an attempt to recreate its home planet (in this incarnation, Unicron is able to recreate anything it has consumed). Supplementary materials to the Transformers multiverse suggest that Primus and Unicron are incarnations of rival gods, born from the same ''The One''. Though other characters may change between series, Unicron and directly related characters are ''generally'' multiversal constants. [[CaptainErsatz Incidentally, he has never been seen in the same room as]] ComicBook/{{Galactus}}.

** After Scatman Crothers fell ill shortly after [[TransformersTheMovie the Movie]], Jazz stopped speaking and eventually left the show completely.
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** After Scatman Crothers fell ill shortly after [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the Movie]], Jazz stopped speaking and eventually left the show completely.

** There's rewriting ''TransformersTheMovie'' and leaving out the Dinobots. How does that even work?
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** There's rewriting ''TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' and leaving out the Dinobots. How does that even work?

* GrumpyOldMan: [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Ironhide]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Kup]], [[Film/{{Transformers}} Jetfire]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Ratchet]] usually qualify.
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* GrumpyOldMan: [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Ironhide]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Kup]], [[Film/{{Transformers}} Jetfire]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Ratchet]] usually qualify.
10th Nov '15 12:24:38 PM StFan
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*** ''ComicBook/TransformersSinsOfTheWreckers'': Sequel to Last Stand of the Wreckers.
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*** ''ComicBook/TransformersSinsOfTheWreckers'': ''ComicBook/TheTransformersSinsOfTheWreckers'': Sequel to Last Stand of the Wreckers.
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