History WesternAnimation / TheTransformers

13th Feb '18 1:01:54 AM philipnova798
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Expy}}: Skyfire, who started off as a [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross VF-1 fighter]] before being changed for legal reasons.

to:

* {{Expy}}: Skyfire, who started off as a [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross VF-1 fighter]] in his toy commercial before being changed for legal reasons.
29th Dec '17 7:41:20 PM superboy313
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Starscream himself is this for the villains. No matter how hard he tries, even on those rare occasions where he actually manages not to be a complete idiot, he just can't seem to catch a break. [[spoiler:In the movie, just when he finally gets what he always wanted, to be leader of the Decepticons after leaving Megatron to die, his old boss comes back as Galvatron, and as Galvatron he promptly shoots and kills Starscream after dealing out an insult and Starscream crumbles into ash and dust. Ouch.]]

to:

** Starscream himself is this for the villains. No matter how hard he tries, even on those rare occasions where he actually manages not to be a complete idiot, he just can't seem to catch a break. [[spoiler:In the movie, just when he finally gets what he always wanted, to be leader of the Decepticons after leaving Megatron to die, his old boss comes back as Galvatron, and as Galvatron he promptly shoots and kills Starscream after dealing out an insult and Starscream crumbles into ash and dust. Ouch.]]]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXtEdUmwH3A This video]] accurately shows much abuse Starscream goes through.
25th Dec '17 2:32:39 PM philipnova798
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams; for example, Toei episodes, especially in the third season, usually ranged between having some beautiful art to looking quite grotesque, while AKOM and the studio(s) who did episodes like "A Prime Problem" were more akin to Hanna-Barbera; the as-of-yet unidentified studio that animated "Call of the Primitives" was the least limited).

to:

* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams; for example, Toei episodes, especially in the third season, usually ranged between having some beautiful art to looking quite grotesque, while AKOM and the studio(s) who did episodes like "A Prime Problem" and "Kremzeek" were more akin to Hanna-Barbera; the as-of-yet unidentified studio that animated "Call of the Primitives" was the least limited).
25th Dec '17 2:31:37 PM philipnova798
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams; for example, Toei episodes, especially in the third season, usually had some beautiful art, while AKOM was akin to Hanna-Barbera; the as-of-yet unidentified studio that animated "Call of the Primitives" was the least limited).

to:

* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams; for example, Toei episodes, especially in the third season, usually had ranged between having some beautiful art, art to looking quite grotesque, while AKOM was and the studio(s) who did episodes like "A Prime Problem" were more akin to Hanna-Barbera; the as-of-yet unidentified studio that animated "Call of the Primitives" was the least limited).
26th Nov '17 12:28:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Rodimus:''' [[WhatTheHellTownspeople Then maybe you oughta try protecting yourselves.]]

to:

-->'''Rodimus:''' [[WhatTheHellTownspeople Then maybe you oughta try protecting yourselves.]]
5th Nov '17 1:01:47 AM BNSF1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CanonDiscontinuity: Unicron's origin as presented in the episode "Call of the Primitives, being built by an alien scientist known as Primacron, was completely ignored in subsequent ''Transformers'' fiction.

to:

** [[spoiler:Averted in "The Return of Optimus Prime", in which another Quintesson brings him back, and does it right.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: Unicron's origin as presented in the episode "Call of the Primitives, being built by an alien scientist known as Primacron, was completely ignored in subsequent ''Transformers'' fiction.fiction, instead depicting him as an ancient being who destroys entire universes by slowing eating planets one-by-one, and is Primus' brother and nemesis.



* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams).
* LimitedWardrobe: Subverted with Chip Chase, who wore a brown jacket in most of his appearances but switched to a blue one for his final episodes.

to:

* LimitedAnimation: While not ''as'' bad as most shows from the era, between its status as an 80s cartoon and its short production turnaround per episode (roughly 3-4 months), it can suffer from this at times. Though ''how'' limited it gets varies between episodes (and animation teams).
teams; for example, Toei episodes, especially in the third season, usually had some beautiful art, while AKOM was akin to Hanna-Barbera; the as-of-yet unidentified studio that animated "Call of the Primitives" was the least limited).
* LimitedWardrobe: Subverted with Chip Chase, who wore a brown jacket in most of his appearances but switched to a blue one for his final episodes. This was mainly because these episodes were animated by AKOM rather than Toei, the former having a bad habit of miscoloring characters.
5th Nov '17 12:54:18 AM BNSF1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Spike's father Sparkplug and his friend Chip notably stopped appearing after season 2.

to:

** Spike's father Sparkplug and his friend Chip notably stopped appearing after season 2. While Chip's disappearance can't be easily explained (he was planned to appear as an adult in the Japanese-exclusive ''Headmasters'' cartoon), Sparkplug most likely died of old age during the 20-year TimeSkip.
11th Oct '17 5:47:48 PM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WeirdCurrency: In "The Gambler", Energon is used as currency in the form of chips on Monacus, the casino planetoid.
28th Sep '17 2:17:21 PM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:In "Surprise Party" when Spike Witwicky makes the current date Ultra Magnus's birthday when it is revealed that not even Ultra Magnus remembers when he was first constructed (Wheelie and Daniel planned to give him a surprise party as their way of thanking him for being a selfless hero). Having gone through a lot of trouble and running into the Decepticons while trying to find out the date Ultra Magnus was first built, Wheelie points out that they could've just made up a birthdate for Ultra Magnus in the first place.

to:

* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:In CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In "Surprise Party" when Spike Witwicky makes the current date Ultra Magnus's birthday when it is revealed that not even Ultra Magnus remembers when he was first constructed (Wheelie and Daniel planned to give him a surprise party as their way of thanking him for being a selfless hero). Having gone through a lot of trouble and running into the Decepticons while trying to find out the date Ultra Magnus was first built, Wheelie points out that they could've just made up a birthdate for Ultra Magnus in the first place.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: In "Masquerade", Starscream notes that the Stunticons (actually the Autobots disguised as the Stunticons) are driving more carefully than usual.

to:

* OutOfCharacterAlert: In "Masquerade", Starscream notes that the Stunticons (actually the Autobots disguised as the Stunticons) are driving more carefully than usual. Though Megatron believes is so they wouldn't damage the stolen components.



* RememberTheNewGuy: The show would introduce a new character for the episode, and no explanation would ever be given as to why we've never seen this guy before, especially when they are characters who would have saved the day in earlier episodes.

to:

* RememberTheNewGuy: The show would introduce a new character for the episode, and no explanation would ever be given as to why we've never seen this guy before, especially when they are characters who would have saved the day in earlier episodes. It's possible they're new recruits/arrivals by the time they're introduced.
17th Sep '17 8:32:13 AM akih08
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Any time Starscream really got Megatron mad ("More than Meets the Eye" (particularly part 3), "Countdown to Extinction", "The Revenge of Bruticus", "Auto Berserk", "Enter the Nightbird", "'Triple Takeover"), he came back in the very next episode as if nothing had happened.
*** The Revenge Of Bruticus as actually an aversion. He is only welcomed back into the Decepticons (having been exiled in Starscreams Brigade and then banished to an asteroid) after he helps them defeat said Bruticus and trick the Autobots.

to:

** Any time Starscream really got Megatron mad ("More than Meets the Eye" (particularly part 3), "Countdown to Extinction", "The Revenge of Bruticus", "Auto Berserk", "Enter the Nightbird", "'Triple Takeover"), he came back in the very next episode as if nothing had happened.
happened. Averted in "Hoist Goes Hollywood" -- Megatron off-lined him by ''tearing some wires loose'' and he wasn't seen at all in the two-parter episode that followed.
*** The Revenge Of Bruticus as actually an aversion.aversion as well. He is only welcomed back into the Decepticons (having been exiled in Starscreams Brigade and then banished to an asteroid) after he helps them defeat said Bruticus and trick the Autobots.
This list shows the last 10 events of 413. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.TheTransformers