History WesternAnimation / BeastWars

28th Apr '16 9:01:39 AM Demetrios
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* BloodKnight: Dinobot. It appears to be a trait of the Predacons in general, as illustrated when Optimus Primal and Megatron have their meeting about the truce.
-->'''Optimus''': [[GenreSavvy When Predacons talk truce, it means they just want time to reload their weapons]].\\
'''Megatron''': [[AtLeastIAdmitIt Under normal circumstances, yes]].



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: A lot of the characterization is quite different in early Season 1, before the writers really worked out who the characters were. Scorponok, not Tarantulas, is the smart guy of the Preds; Tarantulas's focus seems to be entirely based on eating things; and Rhinox is the type of guy to say, "Yo, ease up." None of it jives very well with the characters as they eventually become.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: A lot of the characterization is quite different in early Season 1, before the writers really worked out who the characters were. Scorponok, not Tarantulas, is the smart guy of the Preds; Tarantulas's focus seems to be [[VillainousGlutton entirely based on eating things; things]]; and Rhinox is the type of guy to say, "Yo, ease up." None of it jives very well with the characters as they eventually become.
25th Apr '16 12:11:26 AM BNSF1995
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During the line's heyday there were a few spinoff lines, including ''Machine Wars'' (a KB Toys exclusive line featuring vehicular [=TFs=] that were redecos of European molds) and a tie-in line with ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' that wasn't well-recieved by either fanbase.

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During the line's heyday there were a few spinoff lines, including ''Machine Wars'' (a KB Toys exclusive line featuring vehicular [=TFs=] that were redecos of European molds) molds, and was an early attempt at reintroducing character with vehicular altmodes instead of animals, but it quietly faded away) and a tie-in line with ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' that wasn't well-recieved by either fanbase.
25th Apr '16 12:09:45 AM BNSF1995
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The SequelSeries, '''''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''''', was...[[ContestedSequel less well-regarded]], due mainly to characterization changes, a focus on longer plot arcs, and [[DarkerAndEdgier a darker tone in general]]. The massive redesigns that the ''Beast Wars'' cast underwent were also a huge factor in its reception. Despite this, it has its own fanbase. See its own page for more information.

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The SequelSeries, '''''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''''', was...[[ContestedSequel less well-regarded]], due mainly to characterization changes, a focus on longer plot arcs, being too preachy, and [[DarkerAndEdgier a darker tone in general]]. The massive redesigns that the ''Beast Wars'' cast underwent were also a huge factor in its reception. Despite this, it has its own fanbase. See its own page for more information.
8th Apr '16 11:45:35 PM philipnova798
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* TitleScream: The only lyrics ''in'' the opening are '''"BEAST WAAAAAAAAAARS"'''.
5th Apr '16 10:41:21 AM Vorhias
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*** Often followed by a random Maximal replying: "Shut up, Rattrap."
2nd Apr '16 3:57:53 AM HazyB
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[[caption-width-right:300: The Maximals model their wide wardrobe of fur and leather coats.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: The Maximals model their wide wardrobe of fur and leather coats.[[note]]From left to right: [[MartialPacifist Tigatron]], [[KidAppealCharacter Cheetor]], [[NobleDemon Dinobot]], [[AFatherToHisMen Optimus Primal]], [[GeniusBruiser Rhinox]], [[CoolBigSis Airazor]], [[DeadpanSnarker Rattrap]].[[/note]] ]]
21st Mar '16 5:57:38 AM longWriter
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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Once Waspinator's role as a ButtMonkey was established, he had this dynamic with the more serious Megatron.
17th Feb '16 1:18:09 PM WillKeaton
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* 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:

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* 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]], 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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* HealingVat: Both sides have their own type. The Maximals posses a small, airtight, one person chamber, while the Predacons use a vat that resembles a hot tub. In fact Megatron is seen bathing in one on multiple occasions, complete with a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rubber_Ducky rubber ducky.]]
22nd Jan '16 10:19:37 PM Mikedem2
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** Episodes introducing a new character will often show the native animal their Beast Mode is based on before they emerge from their pod or starship.


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* TakingYouWithMe: In the opening space battle, the Darksyde manages to shoot down the Axalon first, but as the Maximal ship falls from orbit it fires off a few final shots that cripple the Predacons too.
14th Jan '16 3:51:16 AM C2
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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: 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 [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] death of Inferno in the second season finale.
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