History Headscratchers / BeastWars

23rd Mar '18 8:41:10 AM FateStayWho
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* What exactly was Blackarachnia planning to do with the Ark anyways? Her plans made for quite the subplot that in the end only served to up for TheReveal of the Ark, and she doesn't hint what she was planning to actually do with it, and we know she wasn't planning to kill Optimus Prime like Megatron was since she's a Maximal protoform.
27th Dec '17 2:37:10 PM Voldine
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** Not an exact quote, but Dinobot overrides Stasis Lock after his systems prompt him to enter it with an explicit warning: "Power reserves 90% depleted, stasis lock commencing." "Override..." "Warning, further expenditures WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SPARK, stasis lock MUST commence." "OVERRIDE!" "...acknowledged."
16th Nov '17 10:50:02 PM Khurzog
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** RuleOfDrama, perhaps?
24th Sep '17 9:55:02 AM nombretomado
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** The concept of name changes in the {{Transformers}} franchise is a whole can of worms in and of itself, and mostly occurs for the sole purpose of [[MerchandiseDriven selling toys]]. {{Beast Wars}}, for all the effort that went into downplaying the series' toy-oriented aspects (and, in this troper's opinion, succeeding), still falls victim to this. In the pilot, everyone who arrives on Earth, bar Optimus and Megatron, rename themselves based on their chosen beast forms, with wonderfully corny dialogue like "Hey, I'm a cheetah! No, wait... I'm CHEETOR!" They changed their names simply because "Cheetor", "Rattrap", "Rhinox" and so forth were the toys names. Likewise the term "Transmetals" "caught on" because said sub-line of figures were on the shelves. Same for Rampage - though at least in his case, when he and Depth Charge meet again in "Deep Metal" the latter refers to him as X (and does so throughout the third season), with "X" replying:

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** The concept of name changes in the {{Transformers}} franchise is a whole can of worms in and of itself, and mostly occurs for the sole purpose of [[MerchandiseDriven selling toys]]. {{Beast Wars}}, WesternAnimation/BeastWars, for all the effort that went into downplaying the series' toy-oriented aspects (and, in this troper's opinion, succeeding), still falls victim to this. In the pilot, everyone who arrives on Earth, bar Optimus and Megatron, rename themselves based on their chosen beast forms, with wonderfully corny dialogue like "Hey, I'm a cheetah! No, wait... I'm CHEETOR!" They changed their names simply because "Cheetor", "Rattrap", "Rhinox" and so forth were the toys names. Likewise the term "Transmetals" "caught on" because said sub-line of figures were on the shelves. Same for Rampage - though at least in his case, when he and Depth Charge meet again in "Deep Metal" the latter refers to him as X (and does so throughout the third season), with "X" replying:
27th Apr '17 4:47:48 PM Peteman
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* How did the Maximals get their asses handed to them so badly in Coming of the Fuzors Part 2? The Predacons have been running their guns almost non-stop and they also had to breach the shields, while the Maximals are at their base where they could reload. Furthermore, they would have had the Axalon's autoturrets to support them. And yet, it's the Maximals that run out of ammo almost immediately while the Predacons pummel them into scrap.
14th Oct '16 4:29:40 AM Nathanoraptor
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** Or, quite alternately, it's Quickstrike's beast forms influencing his psyche; scorpions and cobras are rather aggressive animals.
17th Jan '16 8:59:00 PM Godzillawolf
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* How exactly did Dinobot II's death kill him? He had half of Rampage's immortal spark. While Rampage dying made sense, given he experienced something that likely would've killed a normal Transformer BEFORE the blade went through his spark (as their beast modes are specifically to PROTECT them from that) and heck, maybe it worked BECAUSE half of his Spark was in Rampage at the time. So how exactly did just getting caught in the bridge explosion do Dinobot II in?
7th Feb '15 8:44:25 AM Rotide
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**** New explanation, then- Rampage's indestructible spark and cunning mind allowed him to evade capture on several occasions. Plus, no-one ever said he personally slaughtered everyone on Colony Omicron- he could've rigged a kind of explosive device to level the colony, as Optimus said he did. Nothing said he just ran loose on a mad [[AccidentalPun rampage]]- he could've been more of a stealthy mass murderer who just happened to also be immortal and massive, so it took Depth Charge several years to track him down.
7th Feb '15 5:32:46 AM Brainiac0982
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*** Colony Omicron being a human colony is Fanon. Check the TF wiki, there's nothing that indicates that Colony Omicron was a human colony. It say, quote, "Colony Omicron was a Maximal colony established some three centuries after the Great War. Protoform X was incarcerated at the colony but he escaped and destroyed it, along with every Transformer. The only survivor was the security chief, Depth Charge. Haunted by the massacre and feeling guilty, Depth Charge spent four stellar cycles hunting down X."
6th Feb '15 11:31:16 PM Rotide
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** To answer the original question, it's that Omicron was a ''human'' colony, though this wasn't made clear in the show. Basically, it was a human colony, and Depth Charge was responsible for guarding it- which explains why there would be a massive body count, and why Depth Charge would blame himself so much.
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