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16th Aug '17 8:37:26 AM Johntoxable
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*** Furthermore, this all depends on how one interprets Tarantulas's smug laugh. It is just as plausible that Tarantulas is simply gloating that Optimus has left it "too late" to jettison himself from the pod.
10th Aug '17 1:07:25 PM DrakeClawfang
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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GaryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWelker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Welker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]

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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GaryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron in the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWelker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Welker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]
8th Aug '17 2:34:07 AM CaptainTedium
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* DecompositeCharacter: Optimus Primal and Beast Megatron. While the toyline's back story [[RetCanon was changed to match the cartoon]], the toyline originally set the events on present-day Earth, and instead of being {{legacy character}}s to their G1 namesakes, Primal and Beast Megatron originally ''were'' Optimus Prime and the original Megatron themselves, just with new forms.

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* DecompositeCharacter: Optimus Primal and Beast Megatron. While the toyline's back story [[RetCanon was changed to match the cartoon]], the toyline originally set the events on present-day Earth, and instead of being {{legacy character}}s to their G1 namesakes, Primal and Beast Megatron originally ''were'' Optimus Prime and the original Megatron themselves, just with new forms. The cartoon made it so that Primal and Beast Megatron were instead descendants of the original characters.
2nd Aug '17 12:11:32 PM DrakeClawfang
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* FiveManBand: Characters usually have traits falling into multiple roles. However, they do approximate as follows:
** TheLeader - Optimus Primal
** TheLancer - Rattrap
** TheSmartGuy - Rhinox
** TheBigGuy - Dinobot; Silverbolt joins later.
** TheFace - Cheetor
** {{Sixth Ranger}}s: Tigertron, Airrazor and Depth Charge
** TokenEvilTeammate - Dinobot; later Blackarachnia
1st Aug '17 4:37:42 PM DrakeClawfang
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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GaryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWelker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Walker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]

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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GaryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWelker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Walker Welker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]
1st Aug '17 4:36:30 PM DrakeClawfang
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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GarryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWalker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Walker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]

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The voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GarryChalk Creator/GaryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWalker, Creator/FrankWelker, you probably grew up with these guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Walker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]
1st Aug '17 4:35:43 PM DrakeClawfang
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The expense of CG animation at the time required a limited cast of characters, unlike the 1984 series's cast of dozens. Although this, too, was decried at the time, it meant more time was spent with each character, thus they got lasting character development and were easier to keep track of for fans due to their distinct personalities as well as appearances. Dinobot would become one of the most famous Transformers of the ''entire'' franchise, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defects from the Predacons to the Maximals, but his love of warfare clashes with his sense of honor and thus his allegiances are still uncertain. Another Predacon, Blackarachnia, would be a TropeCodifier for the DarkActionGirl. Optimus Primal and Megatron, as well as many of the other characters, also became perfectly popular in their own right. The voice of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GarryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''; if you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWalker, you probably did it with these two.

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The expense of CG animation at the time required a limited cast of characters, unlike the 1984 series's cast of dozens. Although this, too, was decried at the time, it meant more time was spent with each character, thus they got lasting character development and were easier to keep track of for fans due to their distinct personalities as well as appearances. Dinobot would become one of the most famous Transformers of the ''entire'' franchise, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defects from the Predacons to the Maximals, but his love of warfare clashes with his sense of honor and thus his allegiances are still uncertain. Another Predacon, Blackarachnia, would be a TropeCodifier for the DarkActionGirl. Optimus Primal and Megatron, as well as many of the other characters, also became perfectly popular in their own right. DarkActionGirl.

The voice voices of Optimus Primal and Megatron, Creator/GarryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''; if ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''. If you didn't grow up on the voices of Creator/PeterCullen and Creator/FrankWalker, you probably did it grew up with these two.
guys.[[note]]And for some irony, Kaye would voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and for the G1 Megatron's cameo in this series Chalk did a Frank Walker impression. This makes them the only two voice actors to have voiced both Optimus and Megatron in some incarnation.[[/note]]
1st Aug '17 4:32:07 PM DrakeClawfang
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The expense of CG animation at the time required a limited cast of characters, unlike the 1984 series's cast of dozens. Although this, too, was decried at the time, it meant more time was spent with each character, thus they got lasting character development and were easier to keep track of for fans due to their distinct personalities as well as appearances. Dinobot would become one of the most famous Transformers of the ''entire'' franchise, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defects from the Predacons to the Maximals, but his love of warfare clashes with his sense of honor and thus his allegiances are still uncertain. Another Predacon, Blackarachnia, would be a TropeCodifier for the DarkActionGirl. Optimus Primal and Megatron, as well as many of the other characters, also became perfectly popular in their own right. Creator/GaryChalk, the voice of Optimus Primal, would return to voice Optimus ''Prime'' in the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy'', making him the only man who can touch Creator/PeterCullen as the "iconic" voice of Optimus in his various incarnations.

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The expense of CG animation at the time required a limited cast of characters, unlike the 1984 series's cast of dozens. Although this, too, was decried at the time, it meant more time was spent with each character, thus they got lasting character development and were easier to keep track of for fans due to their distinct personalities as well as appearances. Dinobot would become one of the most famous Transformers of the ''entire'' franchise, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who defects from the Predacons to the Maximals, but his love of warfare clashes with his sense of honor and thus his allegiances are still uncertain. Another Predacon, Blackarachnia, would be a TropeCodifier for the DarkActionGirl. Optimus Primal and Megatron, as well as many of the other characters, also became perfectly popular in their own right. Creator/GaryChalk, the The voice of Optimus Primal, Primal and Megatron, Creator/GarryChalk and Creator/DavidKaye, would return to voice Optimus ''Prime'' in Prime and Megatron the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy'', making him ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy''; if you didn't grow up on the only man who can touch voices of Creator/PeterCullen as the "iconic" voice of Optimus in his various incarnations.
and Creator/FrankWalker, you probably did it with these two.
25th Jul '17 10:04:35 AM DrakeClawfang
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A Predacon rogue, Megatron, steals a precious artifact from the Cybertronian archives and escapes into space with a small band of like-minded renegades. The only ship able to pursue is crewed by a small band of scientists and researchers led by Optimus Primal. Their ships crash on an unknown foreign world, similar to Earth but also different (the exact identity of the planet is a major plot point through the first two seasons). The planet is ripe with Energon, the fuel of the Transformers, but much of it is raw and unstable. Exposure to this much Energon for too long would short out their systems and send them into stasis lock. To avert this the two sides adopt "beast modes" based on native lifeforms, which will allow them to move about outside their ships without fear of damage.

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A Predacon rogue, Megatron, steals a precious artifact from the Cybertronian archives containing the coordinates of a planet ripe with energon, their fuel source, and escapes into space with a small band of like-minded renegades. followers with the intent to institate a full-scale Predacon rebellion. The only ship able to pursue is crewed by a small band team of scientists and researchers led by Optimus Primal. Their ships crash on an unknown foreign world, similar to Earth but also different (the exact identity of the planet is a major plot point through the first two seasons). The planet is ripe with Energon, the fuel of the Transformers, indeed has energon, but too much of it is it, and it's raw and unstable. Exposure to this much Energon the planet's environment for too long would short out their systems and send them into stasis lock. To avert this the two sides adopt "beast modes" based on native lifeforms, which will allow them to move about outside their ships without fear of damage.


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* OrcusOnHisThrone: For a guy that wants to gather enough energon to return to Cybertron and start a full-scale rebellion, Megatron spends a lot of time focusing on fighting the Maximals and not a lot of time on securing energon deposits or even trying to repair their ship to leave the planet. Turns out there's a pretty good reason for this: [[spoiler:the energon wasn't his true goal in the first place, his interest is the planet itself, the prehistorical Earth, and the ability to change history through his actions here.]]
24th Jul '17 11:58:50 AM DrakeClawfang
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* DeusExMachina: In the finale, the Maximals, holed up in the Ark, are getting pummeled by the Decepticon warship Megatron just found. Thanks to a tip from Dinobot II, [[spoiler: they find a working shuttle in one of the bays. They take that shuttle, kamikaze it into the enemy ship, and then fly home on it]], creating a StableTimeLoop.

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* DeusExMachina: In the finale, the Maximals, holed up in the Ark, are getting pummeled by the Decepticon warship Megatron just found. Thanks to a tip from Dinobot II, [[spoiler: they find a working shuttle in one of the bays. They take that shuttle, kamikaze it into the enemy ship, and then fly home on it]], creating a StableTimeLoop.it.]]



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Megatron's attempts to wipe out early humans to rob the G1 Autobots of their closest allies ends up indirectly causing the invention of the club, furthering humanity's evolution. Thus they ultimately evolve to become modern humanity and help the Autobots win the war, which leads to the Autobots and Decepticons becoming the Maximals and Predacons. This all leads to an embittered Megatron arranging the whole trip to prehistoric Earth in order to wipe out early humans and/or kill Optimus Prime so that the Decepticons win the war. In other words, Megatron created his own mission.]]


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* TimeyWimeyBall: How time travel works in this series is a bit inconsistent.
** On the ScrewDestiny front: it becomes a major plot point in Season 2 that the past ''can'' be changed, and this is directly demonstrated. Not to mention the season finale where Megatron [[spoiler:destroys Optimus Prime]], causing time to twist into a pretzel for a moment now that the course and outcome of the Great War is irrevocably changed.
** On the StableTimeLoop front: [[spoiler:the ''Nemesis'' is found crashed in the ocean and is raised to crash land in a jungle instead, lining up with the G1 canon. Earth also certainly doesn't have a second moon in the present; while the presumption the Vok utilized their planet-buster or else took it away at some point before G1 happened, that begs the question of why they did so.]]
** This also is to all say nothing of the wreckage of the ships and the Transformers themselves, the significant geography changes caused by [[spoiler:the Vok's planet buster]], the way the Transformers directly influenced human evolution, and so forth. The series never explores the potential repercussions of any of these events, so it's not clear if they were part of the StableTimeLoop stuff where these events ''always'' happened, or part of the ScrewDestiny front where they did change the future but in ways not so great as to be of note.
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