History WesternAnimation / BeastWars

22nd Jul '16 8:02:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* BehindAStick: In "Nemesis", Inferno is seen hiding behind a tree that is clearly to thin to conceal him when the recently base-less Predacons evade a Maximal patrol.

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* BehindAStick: In "Nemesis", Inferno is seen hiding behind a tree that is clearly to too thin to conceal him when the recently base-less Predacons evade a Maximal patrol.
20th Jul '16 10:05:51 AM CaptainTedium
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** [[spoiler:Supplementary material for the Japanese Generation 1 continuity established that Unicron was behind Tarantulas's plan to destroy the Ark with the Decepticons and Autobots on it, as it would mean that he could destroy Cybertron without the Matrix to stop him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Supplementary [[spoiler:The 3H comics and supplementary material for the Japanese Generation 1 continuity established that Unicron was behind Tarantulas's plan to destroy the Ark with the Decepticons and Autobots on it, as it would mean that he could destroy Cybertron without the Matrix to stop him.]]
20th Jul '16 10:04:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* AHandfulForAnEye: During the Maximal/Predacon "truce" (which apparently allows combat so long as no weapons are used) Rattrap kicks a bunch of dirt in Waspinator's face, temporarily blinding him (even though he's a robot). Ratrap then proceeds to give Waspinator a noogie.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: During the Maximal/Predacon "truce" (which apparently allows combat so long as no weapons are used) Rattrap kicks a bunch of dirt in Waspinator's face, temporarily blinding him (even though he's a robot). Ratrap Rattrap then proceeds to give Waspinator a noogie.



* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Beast]]



** Optimus Primal is reborn in a new body, complete with a Transmetal upgrade, because Rhinox retrieved his spark from the Matrix and re-inserted it into a blank protoform.

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** In "Coming of the Fuzors", Optimus Primal is reborn in a new body, complete with a Transmetal upgrade, because Rhinox retrieved his spark from the Matrix and re-inserted it into a blank protoform.



* BehindAStick: Inferno pulls this off when the recently base-less Predacons evade a Maximal patrol.

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* BehindAStick: In "Nemesis", Inferno pulls this off is seen hiding behind a tree that is clearly to thin to conceal him when the recently base-less Predacons evade a Maximal patrol.



** From the final episode, when Blackarachnia needs a cable and decides Rattrap's sword/tail will do:

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** From the final episode, In "Nemesis, Part 2", when Blackarachnia needs a cable and decides Rattrap's sword/tail will do:



** [[spoiler:Unicron is behind Tarantulas's plan to destroy the Ark with the Decepticons and Autobots on it, as it would mean that he could destroy Cybertron without the Matrix to stop him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Unicron is [[spoiler:Supplementary material for the Japanese Generation 1 continuity established that Unicron was behind Tarantulas's plan to destroy the Ark with the Decepticons and Autobots on it, as it would mean that he could destroy Cybertron without the Matrix to stop him.]]



* HollywoodApocrypha: The Covenant of Primus, for both factions. Justified in that it is a fictional religion.



* VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]VolleyingInsults: Rattrap and Dinobot.

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* VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]VolleyingInsults: Rattrap and Dinobot.Dinobot regard each other as friends but also can't resist ribbing each other.
19th Jul '16 11:24:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* FictionalVideoGame: In "Proving Grounds", Rattrap is seen playing a fighting game where he plays as Optimus Primal and battles Megatron as well as a ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''-style first-person shooter where he shoots at copies of Waspinator.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: All over the place. The writers cleverly used [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Anatomic_euphemism machine-based terminology]] such as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Slag_%28slang%29 slag,]] scrap, or "that guy has bearings of chrome steel" in place of actual foul language. Some of the byplay between Blackarachnia and Silverbolt is particularly clever, implying lots but saying little. Some examples:
** After Silverbolt's illegal flirting with Blackarachnia in "The Agenda Pt. 1":

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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All over the place. The writers cleverly used [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Anatomic_euphemism machine-based terminology]] such as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Slag_%28slang%29 slag,]] scrap, or "that guy has bearings of chrome steel" in place of actual foul language. Some of the byplay between Blackarachnia and Silverbolt is particularly clever, implying lots but saying little. Some examples:
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** In one scene of the episode "Possession", Starscream (possessing Waspinator) is blatantly attempting to grab Blackarachnia's ass.
** In "Aftermath", Tigatron and Airazor gasp at Rattrap's new look once he is turned into a Transmetal. Rattrap asks "What's with you two? Is my gearbox hanging out or somethin'?" As he says the last part he waves his hand over his crotch area.
** From "The Agenda Pt. 1":
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After Silverbolt's illegal flirting with Blackarachnia in "The Agenda Pt. 1":Blackarachnia:



** Upon hearing that they may be going home, Rattrap invites Silverbolt to a seedy bar where the waitresses do not have their chest plates on.

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** *** Upon hearing that they may be going home, Rattrap invites Silverbolt to a seedy bar where the waitresses do not have their chest plates on.on.
** In "Proving Grounds", Blackarachnia and Cheetor make some suggestive remarks about Blackarachnia's digital hologram when the Maximals are examining her to determine whether they can make her a Maximal as she was before she became a Predacon, with Blackarachnia asking if she looks good on the inside as she does on the outside and Cheetor remarking that Blackarachnia has the best lines he's ever seen.



** In "Aftermath", Tigatron and Airazor gasp at Rattrap's new look once he is turned into a Transmetal. Rattrap asks "What's with you two? Is my gearbox hanging out or somethin'?" As he says the last part he waves his hand over his crotch area.
** In one scene of the episode "Possession", Starscream (possessing Waspinator) is blatantly attempting to grab Blackarachnia's ass.
18th Jul '16 2:22:44 PM CaptainTedium
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* BridalCarry: Silverbolt carries Blackarachnia in his arms in "The Agenda, Part Three" when they start entering the Ark.
18th Jul '16 6:52:45 AM CaptainTedium
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-->'''Dinobot''': From this day forth, I am Maximal no more."

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-->'''Dinobot''': From this day forth, I am Maximal no more."
18th Jul '16 6:51:32 AM CaptainTedium
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* MixAndMatchCritters: The Fuzors, Silverbolt and Quickstrike. There are more of them mentioned in the IDW comics. [[spoiler:Magmatron recruits them.]]
** Then, EleventhHourRanger Tigerhawk.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: MixAndMatchCritters:
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The Fuzors, Silverbolt and Quickstrike.Quickstrike (the former turns into a wolf with avian wings while the latter's alt mode is a scorpion with a cobra for a tail). There are more of them mentioned in the IDW comics. [[spoiler:Magmatron recruits them.]]
** Then, EleventhHourRanger Tigerhawk.Tigerhawk, due to being a fusion of Tigatron and Airazor, whose respective beast forms are a white tiger and a hawk.


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* TitleDrop: Done by Dinobot in "Maximal No More".
-->'''Dinobot''': From this day forth, I am Maximal no more."
18th Jul '16 6:44:01 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnyoneCanDie: Out of a total named cast of twenty, [[spoiler:only eight]], not counting one-shot characters, make it out alive. This was largely due to ExecutiveMeddling and software limitations. CG was relatively new at the time, and only a handful of characters could appear at once; add in the MerchandiseDriven nature of the franchise, and characters had to be removed to show off new toys. Luckily, the show ran with the punches and figured out how to swing the act properly each time someone had to bite it—save for [[spoiler: [[DeathIsCheap Scorponok and Terrosaur]]]] and the infamous [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] death of Inferno in the second season finale.

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* AnyoneCanDie: AnyoneCanDie:
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Out of a total named cast of twenty, [[spoiler:only eight]], not counting one-shot characters, make it out alive. This was largely due to ExecutiveMeddling and software limitations. CG was relatively new at the time, and only a handful of characters could appear at once; add in the MerchandiseDriven nature of the franchise, and characters had to be removed to show off new toys. Luckily, the show ran with the punches and figured out how to swing the act properly each time someone had to bite it—save for [[spoiler: [[DeathIsCheap Scorponok and Terrosaur]]]] and the infamous [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] death of Inferno in the second season finale.



* ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire: Tarantulas and Blackarachnia.

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* ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire: Tarantulas and Blackarachnia.Blackarachnia both have spiders as their alt modes and have spider-like traits even when in robot mode.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The transformations are treated with much more gravitas. Each member shouts his name and transformation code out loud, and is seen to transform by him/herself. This is not limited to just the first transformation, either, as almost all of them in the first two episodes are this way. Similarly, a big case is made out of Optimus's inexperience at commanding. This is never referred to again once the pilot two-parter is over.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The transformations are treated with much more gravitas. Each member shouts his name and transformation code out loud, and is seen to transform by him/herself. This is not limited to just the first transformation, either, as almost all of them in the first two episodes are this way. Similarly, a big case is made out of Optimus's inexperience at commanding. This is never referred to again once the pilot two-parter is over.



* {{Fartillery}}: After being poisoned by one of Tarantulas' creations, Rhinox is forced to eat a large amount of beans to keep his energy up. During the final showdown, the cumulative effect of those beans hits all at once, leading to an explosion so powerful that it destroys Tarantulas' lab, sends the Predacons flying, and creates a mushroom cloud that can be seen ''from orbit''.

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* {{Fartillery}}: After being poisoned by one of Tarantulas' creations, creations in "The Low Road", Rhinox is forced to eat a large amount of beans to keep his energy up. During the final showdown, the cumulative effect of those beans hits all at once, leading to an explosion so powerful that it destroys Tarantulas' lab, sends the Predacons flying, and creates a mushroom cloud that can be seen ''from orbit''.



* FourFingeredHands: Rhinox, Depth Charge and Transmetal II Cheetor.

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* FourFingeredHands: Rhinox, Depth Charge and Transmetal II Cheetor.Cheetor all have four fingers on each of their hands..



* GrayAndGrayMorality: While the conflict on prehistoric Earth has a clear good and bad side, glimpses of Cybertron show that this is in full effect. Megatron is a rogue revolutionary who wants to kickstart a new Great War, is widely viewed as a dangerous lunatic even by those who agree with his philosophy, and clearly doesn't represent the Predacons as whole, even if the Tripredacus Council are bad guys. Likewise the Maximal leadership doesn't exactly have the moral highground over the Predacons, what with the horrifying genetic experiments that created [[AxCrazy Rampage]], their subsequent cover-up of said experiments, and the fact that they've deliberately hidden and lied about events in the Great War.

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* GrayAndGrayMorality: GrayAndGrayMorality:
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While the conflict on prehistoric Earth has a clear good and bad side, glimpses of Cybertron show that this is in full effect. Megatron is a rogue revolutionary who wants to kickstart a new Great War, is widely viewed as a dangerous lunatic even by those who agree with his philosophy, and clearly doesn't represent the Predacons as whole, even if the Tripredacus Council are bad guys. Likewise the Maximal leadership doesn't exactly have the moral highground over the Predacons, what with the horrifying genetic experiments that created [[AxCrazy Rampage]], their subsequent cover-up of said experiments, and the fact that they've deliberately hidden and lied about events in the Great War.



* HollywoodApocrypha: The Covenant of Primus, for both factions.

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* HollywoodApocrypha: The Covenant of Primus, for both factions. Justified in that it is a fictional religion.



* KlingonPromotion: WordOfGod says that Predacon leadership welcomes treachery under the rationale that leaders who cannot thwart a treacherous underling are probably not fit to be leaders.

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* KlingonPromotion: WordOfGod says It was officially stated that Predacon leadership welcomes treachery under the rationale that leaders who cannot thwart a treacherous underling are probably not fit to be leaders.



* MarketBasedTitle: Canadian regulations do not allow a children's show to have the word "war" in its title, thus the show is called ''Beasties'' in Canada. Don't tell the really sensitive walks of fandom this; we'll ''NEVER'' hear the end of it.
17th Jul '16 7:39:03 AM CaptainTedium
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** At the end of "Equal Measures", Optimus Primal scolds Cheetor for disobeying direct orders and orders him to never pull a stunt like that again. Cheetor answers that he'll never do such a thing again...right after the next time he does it. Rhinox, Rattrap, and eventually Optimus as well laugh about Cheetor's statement.

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** At the end of "Equal Measures", Optimus Primal scolds Cheetor for disobeying direct orders and orders him to never pull a stunt like that again. Cheetor answers that he'll never do such a thing again...right after until the next time he does it. Rhinox, Rattrap, and eventually Optimus as well laugh about Cheetor's statement.
15th Jul '16 11:50:13 PM CaptainTedium
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** At the end of "The Web", Optimus Primal scolds Cheetor for sneaking into Predacon territory without his consent and orders him to never pull a stunt like that again. Cheetor answers that he'll never do such a thing again...right after the next time he does it. Rhinox, Rattrap, and eventually Optimus as well laugh about Cheetor's statement.

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** At the end of "The Web", "Equal Measures", Optimus Primal scolds Cheetor for sneaking into Predacon territory without his consent disobeying direct orders and orders him to never pull a stunt like that again. Cheetor answers that he'll never do such a thing again...right after the next time he does it. Rhinox, Rattrap, and eventually Optimus as well laugh about Cheetor's statement.
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