History WesternAnimation / BeastMachines

21st Jun '17 3:13:29 PM Mikedem2
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* BittersweetEnding: The ending of the series:[[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Optimus]] sacrifices his life to stop [[BigBad Megatron]], reformating Cybertron. After both are destroyed, the other Maximals wake up in a technorganic Cybertron. The freed Transformers, with their sparks once again in their bodies, run over the horizon, ready to assume control of the newly technorganic Cybertron.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The ending of the series:[[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Optimus]] sacrifices his life to stop [[BigBad Megatron]], reformating reformatting Cybertron. After both are destroyed, the other Maximals wake up in a technorganic Cybertron. The freed Transformers, with their sparks once again in their bodies, run over the horizon, ready to assume control of the newly technorganic Cybertron.]]


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* BroughtDownToNormal: After crash-landing on Cybertron, the Maximals [[spoiler:were stripped of their Transmetal bodies and returned to their Season 1 forms by Megatron's virus, at least until the Oracle reformatted them.]]
** In "Spark of Darkness", Megatron's spark ends up trapped in the body of one of his tiny, unarmed diagnostic drones.


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** When Megatron recreates [[spoiler: Rhinox, Waspinator, and Silverbolt into his first Vehicon generals he gives them personalities that are the polar opposite of their former selves. SmartGuy Rhinox becomes dumb brute Tankor. Noble, heroic Silverbolt becomes the sadistic, LargeHam bully Jetstorm. And ButtMonkey ChewToy Waspinator becomes "[[BadassBiker cool biker-bot]]" Thrust.]] Knowing Megatron, it was probably very intentional.
21st Jun '17 2:02:02 PM Mikedem2
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* AceCustom: The Vehicon generals have slightly different, more colourful paint jobs than their drone soldiers.


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* HappyEndingOverride: For WesternAnimation/BeastWars. So the Maximals were heading back to Cybertron with Megatron chained to the roof of their Autobot shuttle, right? Turns out [[spoiler: Megatron broke free during the trip, falling into the time vortex and ending up sometime in Cybertron's past. By the time the Maximals arrive home Megatron has conquered the planet with his Vehicon armies, the Transformers are on the verge of extinction, and the Maximals are quickly shot down and infected with his anti-transformation virus.]]
** Waspinator was last seen living a life of luxury with the neanderthals on prehistoric Earth, "Waspinator happy at last." [[spoiler: Except the pre-humans got sick of him and tossed him out, forcing him to take the slow way back to Cybertron, where he was captured and spark-extracted by Megatron with the rest of the population.]]


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* TheReveal: The true identities of the Vehicon generals; [[spoiler: Tankor is Rhinox, Jetstorm is Silverbolt, and Thrust is '''Waspinator!''']]
3rd Apr '17 8:08:13 PM DevinMeenan
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* RedHerring: It's consistently hinted throughout the first season that Thrust has Silverbolt's spark, [[spoiler:when in reality, it's Jetstorm who does. Thrust has [[ButtMonkey Waspinator's]] spark]].
6th Feb '17 1:46:24 PM brianify
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* CallBack: A fairly subtle, clever one: Megatron's selection of [[spoiler: Rhinox]] for one of his generals seems odd, until you remember that Megatron saw what he was capable of when he was infected with a Predacon virus back in season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Not only is [[spoiler: Rhinox]] capable of Machiavellian scheming beyond even Megatron's skills, but he's also given to overconfident gloating, both traits that Megatron takes advantage of.
8th Jan '17 12:43:38 PM nombretomado
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''Beast Machines'' tried to tackle such concepts as loyalty, individuality, the merits of freedom vs. chaos, and the challenges of living in an increasingly technological society. This over-ambitious aim, coupled with the ContinuityLockout and the radical departure in tone from its predecessor, as well as some ''massive'' departure from the ''Beast Wars'''s characterizations in some cases, turned this show into one of the most hated ''Transformers'' incarnations of all time when it aired; the sheer backlash over it at the time led to Hasbro scrapping a planned SequelSeries named ''[[TransformersTransTech Transtech]]'' in favor of dubbing ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. However, with the subsequent release of the (generally lower-quality) Anime/UnicronTrilogy as well as readier access to Japanese post-[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] series, coupled with the gap from the Beast Wars continuity and new fans watching it as a work of its own; ''Beast Machines'' is now looked upon somewhat more favorably, though it's hardly universal.

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''Beast Machines'' tried to tackle such concepts as loyalty, individuality, the merits of freedom vs. chaos, and the challenges of living in an increasingly technological society. This over-ambitious aim, coupled with the ContinuityLockout and the radical departure in tone from its predecessor, as well as some ''massive'' departure from the ''Beast Wars'''s characterizations in some cases, turned this show into one of the most hated ''Transformers'' incarnations of all time when it aired; the sheer backlash over it at the time led to Hasbro scrapping a planned SequelSeries named ''[[TransformersTransTech ''[[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech Transtech]]'' in favor of dubbing ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. However, with the subsequent release of the (generally lower-quality) Anime/UnicronTrilogy as well as readier access to Japanese post-[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] series, coupled with the gap from the Beast Wars continuity and new fans watching it as a work of its own; ''Beast Machines'' is now looked upon somewhat more favorably, though it's hardly universal.
7th Jan '17 7:34:49 PM gjjones
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* HatePlague: The Maximals have some trouble with a mutation of the original.

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* HatePlague: The Maximals have some trouble with a mutation of the original.original in "A Wolf in the Fold."
7th Jan '17 7:14:20 PM gjjones
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* DeathEqualsRedemption: In "Fallout" [[spoiler:Rhinox's spark ]] expressed regret over his recent actions.

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* DeathEqualsRedemption: In "Fallout" [[spoiler:Rhinox's spark ]] spark]] expressed regret over his recent actions.actions and [[spoiler:he becomes one with the Matrix]].
4th Nov '16 5:28:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** Megatron, already a {{badass}}, went from a humorous campy villain in WesternAnimation/BeastWars to a rather dark character and believable threat in this series. It's one of the ''only'' character changes that have been well received -- though not by everyone, some of whom complain that his humor was a large part of his charm and his hatred of all things organic is out of character.

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** Megatron, already a {{badass}}, badass, went from a humorous campy villain in WesternAnimation/BeastWars to a rather dark character and believable threat in this series. It's one of the ''only'' character changes that have been well received -- though not by everyone, some of whom complain that his humor was a large part of his charm and his hatred of all things organic is out of character.
24th Jul '16 11:17:02 AM CaptainTedium
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** In the same episode, we have Blackarachnia ''checking herself out'' in the background before glaring at Botanica. Feeling inadequate, Legs?

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** *** In the same episode, we have Blackarachnia ''checking herself out'' in the background before glaring at Botanica. Feeling inadequate, Legs?



** Rattrap gives us this little gem while arguing with Botanica:
--->"Eh, sure beats the heck out of [[InnocentInnuendo plowing your little field of dreams!]]"

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** Rattrap gives us We get this little gem while arguing with Botanica:
--->"Eh,
from Rattrap and Botanica in "Spark of Darkness":
-->'''Botanica''': What would you rather be doing? Sticking your tail into a computer circuit?
-->'''Rattrap''': Eh,
sure beats the heck out of [[InnocentInnuendo plowing your little field of dreams!]]"dreams!]]



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Optimus slides further and further into fanaticism as the first season draws to a close. [[spoiler: And then subverts it awesomely.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Optimus slides further and further into fanaticism as the first season draws to a close. [[spoiler: And then subverts it awesomely.awesomely in the second season premiere when he realizes that forcing organic life to take over machinery would make him no different from Megatron and the Oracle gave him the mission to achieve balance between nature and technology rather than to have nature win over technology.]]



* OffModel: The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beast_Machines:_Transformers_%28toyline%29#Overview toyline]] is '''''infamous''''' for not being screen accurate towards the show. With the toys for Optimus Primal, Cheetor, Silverbolt and Tankor being the most notorious examples.
** In regards to the show itself, the models for Vehicon generals Jetstorm, Thrust and Tankor often get confused with the models of the drones they command. Megatron's eye scar also can't decide whether it should be over his right eye (its proper place) or his left.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
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The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beast_Machines:_Transformers_%28toyline%29#Overview toyline]] is '''''infamous''''' for not being screen accurate towards the show. With the toys for Optimus Primal, Cheetor, Silverbolt and Tankor being the most notorious examples.
** In regards to the show itself, the
models for Vehicon generals Jetstorm, Thrust and Tankor often get confused with the models of the drones they command. command.
**
Megatron's eye scar also can't decide whether it should be over his right eye (its proper place) or his left.



* TookALevelInBadass: Cheetor, as part of his promotion from the KidAppealCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' to TheLancer in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines.''

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Cheetor, as part of his promotion from the KidAppealCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' to TheLancer in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines.''
23rd Jul '16 12:08:12 PM CaptainTedium
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Rhinox/Tankor]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Rhinox/Tankor]].[[spoiler:Tankor turns out to house the spark of Rhinox, who plans to stop Megatron only so he can carry out his scheme on his own terms]].



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Tankor.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Tankor.Tankor initially appears to be your standard dim-witted thug, then it turns out [[spoiler:that he houses Rhinox's spark, and Rhinox isn't a good guy anymore]].



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Rhinox/Tankor]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Rhinox/Tankor]]Rhinox/Tankor attempts to overthrow Megatron and carry out his plan on his own terms]]
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