History WesternAnimation / Robotix

24th Sep '17 6:38:02 AM themisterfree
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Unlike most animated shows, ''Robotix'' was not a 22-minute cartoon, but was rather a series of fifteen six-minute shorts that aired as part of the Super Sunday half-hour with other animated shows, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BigfootAndTheMuscleMachines''. While ''Jem'' and ''Inhumanoids'' had enough success to be turned into full-fledged series, ''Robotix'' was cancelled after its debut season (as was ''Bigfoot'').

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Unlike most animated shows, ''Robotix'' was not a 22-minute cartoon, but was rather a series of fifteen six-minute shorts that aired as part of the Super Sunday ''Super Sunday'' half-hour with other animated shows, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BigfootAndTheMuscleMachines''.''Bigfoot And The Muscle Machines''. While ''Jem'' and ''Inhumanoids'' had enough success to be turned into full-fledged series, ''Robotix'' was cancelled after its debut season (as was ''Bigfoot'').
24th Sep '17 6:36:14 AM themisterfree
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The series follows the conflict between the peaceful Protectons and the warmongering Terrakors on the alien world of Skalorr, and a group of humans who get caught up in the conflict. It was produced by Creator/SunbowEntertainment and Marvel Productions, and was animated in Japan by Creator/ToeiAnimation, which also animated other cartoons featured on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'' block.

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The series follows the conflict between the peaceful Protectons and the warmongering Terrakors on the alien world of Skalorr, and a group of humans who get caught up in the conflict. It was produced by Creator/SunbowEntertainment and [[Creator/DepatieFrelengEnterprises Marvel Productions, Productions]], and was animated in Japan by Creator/ToeiAnimation, which also animated other cartoons featured on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'' block.
9th Apr '17 9:03:27 AM Malady
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28th Dec '16 2:16:49 PM Gizm07
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: None of the human characters stop even for a second to think how is it possible that the alien robots they encounter speak perfect American English. And that's even before the point at which TranslatorMicrobes become a possible explanation.


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* DoAnythingRobot: There is no defined limit to what each Robotix unit is capable of and most of the time, if a certain function is needed to perform a task, it simply manifests, no matter if the said task involves transportation, construction, combat, etc. The only restriction to this is that the function can be only accessed during interface with an organic pilot sitting in the cockpit; without them the Robotix can only move their bodies in the most basic way because they were never designed to be autonomous.


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* TranslatorMicrobes: When humans enter the cockpits of the Robotix units, their displayed console interface is in English. This may be a result of the cockpit first neuro-linking with the pilot before starting up said interface and downloading data on the users preferred language to make operating it easier. Why the aforementioned console has buttons using Arabic numeric system is another matter, though.
13th Dec '16 9:29:54 AM fruitstripegum
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* Fembot: Completely averted with Narra; as a literal face-equipped hockey puck on four legs, she inhabits one of the least humanoid, not to mention feminine, Robotix units in the story.

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* Fembot: {{Fembot}}: Completely averted with Narra; as a literal face-equipped hockey puck on four legs, she inhabits one of the least humanoid, not to mention feminine, Robotix units in the story.



* Squick: Whenever Robotix take damage, small bits such as bolts fall off their frames and the bigger the blow they receive, the squickier the metallic sounds they make become, so, for example, [[spoiler: when Goon rips Jerrock's arm off]], you can almost feel the weight of the injury.

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* Squick: {{Squick}}: Whenever Robotix take damage, small bits such as bolts fall off their frames and the bigger the blow they receive, the squickier the metallic sounds they make become, so, for example, [[spoiler: when Goon rips Jerrock's arm off]], you can almost feel the weight of the injury.
23rd Nov '16 4:57:05 PM Gizm07
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* AnArmAndALeg: The Robotix lose their body parts on a regular basis, either by fighting each other or in natural / industrial accidents. However, being living machines, they often quickly repair each other.



* Fembot: Completely averted with Narra; as a literal face-equipped hockey puck on four legs, she inhabits one of the least humanoid, not to mention feminine, Robotix units in the story.



* KillerRobot: All cast members with mechanical bodies have a potential of becoming this; Terrakors by default, but a sufficiently upset or excited Protecton can also pose a lethal threat both to humans and Skallorians; as Boltar's, aka. One Robot Army, hero-saving rampage during the factory scene shows.
-->'''Boltar:''' "Terrakors! Now you die!"



* OneManArmy: While nearly all Robotix units display great combat abilities depending on the circumstances, Boltar is the definite champion of this trope, as he single-handedly rescues the Protectons from certain death when they visit a booby-traped factory controlled by Terrakors. This involves destroying several traps and then severely beating the Terrakors who would all most likely end up as dead scrapmetal if it wasn't for the plot needing them alive later. This is especially noteworthy as A): it is stated several times that Boltar's frame is incomplete when compared to the intended design due to lack of necessary parts, and B) at that time his interface partner is ''Zaru'', a child with no combat training.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Terrakons are the bad guys, and they're (well, originally) reptiles. Protectons are ape-like in appearance.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Terrakons Terrakors are the bad guys, and they're (well, originally) reptiles. Protectons are ape-like in appearance.appearance.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: subverted, as all robotic cast members are actually organic, sentient aliens with their minds forcefully uploaded into mechanical bodies that weren't even ment for this kind of procedure in the first place.
* Squick: Whenever Robotix take damage, small bits such as bolts fall off their frames and the bigger the blow they receive, the squickier the metallic sounds they make become, so, for example, [[spoiler: when Goon rips Jerrock's arm off]], you can almost feel the weight of the injury.
* TelescopingRobot: Many characters do this, varying from expanding limbs to producing tons of weapons from inside their bodies. Bront takes this tropes to the extreme, once fashining peg legs longer than his own height to cross an acid lake and on another occasion transfoming into a very long ladder to allow his teammates avoiding a deathtrap.
15th Jul '16 4:27:41 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: When the human characters first appear, they're being pursued by a "battle cruiser" and left for dead on Skalorr. It wasn't explained why they were chasing the humans, or even who they were; they're quickly forgotten about as the Robotix appear.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: When the human characters first appear, they're being pursued by a "battle cruiser" and left for dead on Skalorr. It wasn't explained why they were chasing the humans, or even who they were; they're quickly forgotten about as the Robotix appear.
27th Jun '16 4:33:35 PM Locoman
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Years later, the ''[[Franchise/Transformers]]'' feature "Ask Vector Prime" would establish that the world of the Robotix is, in fact, a universe within the Transformers multiverse, and that the Protectons and Terrakors were distant dimensional analogues of the familiar Autobots and Decepticons. The Robotix got their long-awaited due shortly afterwards, starting in a short crossover adventure with the then-concurrent feature "''Spacewarp's Log''".

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Years later, the ''[[Franchise/Transformers]]'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' feature "Ask Vector Prime" would establish that the world of the Robotix is, in fact, a universe within the Transformers multiverse, and that the Protectons and Terrakors were distant dimensional analogues of the familiar Autobots and Decepticons. The Robotix got their long-awaited due shortly afterwards, starting in a short crossover adventure with the then-concurrent feature "''Spacewarp's Log''".
"Spacewarp's Log".
27th Jun '16 4:33:08 PM Locoman
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Years later, the ''[[Franchise/Transformers]]'' feature "Ask Vector Prime" would establish that the world of the Robotix is, in fact, a universe within the Transformers multiverse, and that the Protectons and Terrakors were distant dimensional analogues of the familiar Autobots and Decepticons. The Robotix got their long-awaited due shortly afterwards, starting in a short crossover adventure with the then-concurrent feature "''Spacewarp's Log''".
14th May '16 10:05:15 AM SithkingZero
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Kanawk. Despite him being absolutely correct that the alien battleship will destroy them (they get shot down), the ship can't be fixed (it can't, at least, not without the help of the locals), and that they shouldn't get involved in the fight between the Terrakors and the Protectons (which they do, leading the Terrakors to take an interest in the human survivors), his concerns are generally ignored.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Terrakors' machines are all purple. Protectons' are white[=/=]silver.
* CrazyPrepared: For some reason, the designers of the Robotix decided that they needed huge weapons and armor, not to mention the ability to fuse with alien life forms to enhance their capabilities... when they were stated to be construction robots. Also, they can transform.


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* FailedASpotCheck: two humans fail to somehow notice the ten-story tall bipedal Terrakors ''walking up behind them.''


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** Exeter has a ''wonderful'' moment of this when he says that "the traitors can eat dirt," meaning that he's condemning them to slow death by starvation (or a faster, painful death by trying to eat the poisonous plants on the surface).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Kanawk again. He points out that there's no guarantee that the Protectons can fix their ship, their ship is most likely damaged beyond repair, and that they don't really have an obligation to help the Protectons other than altruism. To make matters worse, the food on Skalorr is toxic to humans, and they only have a few days' worth of it. Does it make sense to try to fix a broken starship, wasting valuable resources while they starve to death, or is it better to go to the Terrakors, who ''do'' have a working ship ready to go, and might prove more amenable to their needs?


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* NoSell: When the Terrakors steal the food from the human snip, one crew member tries to defend it by smacking the Terrakor with a frying pan. [[SarcasmMode For some reason, this fails to have any meaningful effect on the war robot the size of an office building.]]


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* {{Realpolitik}}: The Protectons and Terrakors don't like each other in the slightest, but if they wish to continue surviving, they have to put aside their differences and go into the stasis chambers to survive the Nova of their star.
** Kanawk and Nemesis openly state that they don't trust one another, but their goals align- the humans can boost Terrakor abilities, granting them an edge in their fight, and the humans want access to the spaceship to get them off of the planet.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Terrakons are the bad guys, and they're (well, originally) reptiles. Protectons are ape-like in appearance.
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