History WesternAnimation / TransformersAnimated

22nd Apr '17 7:23:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{Animesque}}: From the same folk who worked on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. And of course, the overseas Creator/MookDLE, Creator/Studio4C and Creator/TheAnswerStudio[[note]]as well as Creator/AjiaDo (who went uncredited) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWd60YVgAw and later]] {{Creator/Diomedea}}[[/note]] ''are'' Japanese-based animation houses...

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* {{Animesque}}: From the same folk who worked on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''.''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. And of course, the overseas Creator/MookDLE, Creator/Studio4C and Creator/TheAnswerStudio[[note]]as well as Creator/AjiaDo (who went uncredited) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWd60YVgAw and later]] {{Creator/Diomedea}}[[/note]] ''are'' Japanese-based animation houses...
15th Apr '17 11:48:51 AM DevinMeenan
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Meltdown asserts that Isaac Sumdac merely ''got lucky'' with his success in robotics. [[spoiler: He's right, but he probably didn't realize that Sumdac's "luck" consisted of being the one to find Megatron's disembodied, offline head.]]
15th Apr '17 11:35:21 AM DevinMeenan
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* AmoralAttorney: Implied by Meltdown, whose mutant shark monster used to be his lawyer. The ''bat'' monster was his accountant, somewhat relatedly.
** Both are MythologyGag's to the original series: Being sentenced to death-by-Sharkticon was the only outcome of a Quintesson trial in ''TransformersTheMovie'', and in the G1 comic books, Ratbat was, essentially, the Decepticons' accountant.
*** Their designs are throwbacks, too, this time to the G1 Pretender Monsters, originally robots that could don [[YourSizeMayVary mass-shifting]] organic shells to pass as (or, in the Monsters' case, terrorize) ordinary people.

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* AmoralAttorney: Implied by Meltdown, whose mutant shark bat monster used to be his lawyer. The ''bat'' On a similar note, the ''shark'' monster was his accountant, somewhat relatedly.
** Both are MythologyGag's to the original series: Being sentenced to death-by-Sharkticon was the only outcome of a Quintesson trial in ''TransformersTheMovie'', and in the G1 comic books, Ratbat was, essentially, the Decepticons' accountant.
*** Their designs are throwbacks, too, this time to the G1 Pretender Monsters, originally robots that could don [[YourSizeMayVary mass-shifting]] organic shells to pass as (or, in the Monsters' case, terrorize) ordinary people.
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* EvilLawyerJoke: One of Meltdown's genetic experiments (specifically the one that resembles a ''vampire'' bat) used to be his lawyer (the shark monster was his stockbroker).
3rd Apr '17 7:44:42 PM nombretomado
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** Taken to extremes by the ''[=AllSpark=] Almanac'', which manages shout outs to TF fandom memes, obscure characters (as in 'only appeared in a spin-off racing track set in 1984' obscure), and a metric ton of other stuff. That's not even getting into the non-Transformers stuff that gets namechecked. There's a map of the galaxy in the second ''Allspark Almanac'' featuring planets like [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Eternia]], [[PrinceOfSpace Krankor]], and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Marklar]], among ''dozens'' of other refs on those two pages alone.

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** Taken to extremes by the ''[=AllSpark=] Almanac'', which manages shout outs to TF fandom memes, obscure characters (as in 'only appeared in a spin-off racing track set in 1984' obscure), and a metric ton of other stuff. That's not even getting into the non-Transformers stuff that gets namechecked. There's a map of the galaxy in the second ''Allspark Almanac'' featuring planets like [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Eternia]], [[PrinceOfSpace [[Film/PrinceOfSpace Krankor]], and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Marklar]], among ''dozens'' of other refs on those two pages alone.
20th Mar '17 7:23:13 PM PaulA
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* WholePlotReference: Season 2 finale "A Bridge Too Close", very nearly at least, to ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' (!). The Decepticons capture Bulkhead, when they discover that despite appearances, he's [[spoiler:[[HiddenDepths the preeminent space bridge expert in the galaxy]]]], and press-gang him into building them a space bridge back to Cybertron. He does so out of spite for those who doubted [[spoiler:his expertise on the subject]], many of whom were his own allies. The ending differs in that [[spoiler:nobody dies, permanently at least; the Decepticons are prevented from using the space bridge to take Cybertron]].

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* WholePlotReference: Season 2 finale "A Bridge Too Close", very nearly at least, to ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' (!). The Decepticons capture Bulkhead, when they discover that despite appearances, he's [[spoiler:[[HiddenDepths the preeminent space bridge expert in the galaxy]]]], and press-gang him into building them a space bridge back to Cybertron. He does so out of spite for those who doubted [[spoiler:his expertise on the subject]], many of whom were his own allies. The ending differs in that [[spoiler:nobody dies, permanently at least; the Decepticons are prevented from using the space bridge to take Cybertron]].
15th Mar '17 6:10:24 PM Etheru
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* AdaptationNameChange: [[AllThereInTheManual The All-Spark Almanac II]] showed a character named Primal Major, whose backstory makes it clear that he's meant to be this continuity's [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus Primal]], but with the name changed.
6th Mar '17 4:17:55 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeBackpack: Wreck-Gar's, which was inspired by [[TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]].

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* AwesomeBackpack: Wreck-Gar's, which was inspired by [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]].
5th Mar '17 5:36:10 PM nombretomado
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** Rodimus' design takes the characteristics the original shared with MarvelComics' Hawkeye and runs with them, even giving him a bow.

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** Rodimus' design takes the characteristics the original shared with MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' Hawkeye and runs with them, even giving him a bow.



** Dirt Boss' design is extremely similar to another pint sized mind controlling villain, MarvelComics' MODOK, and he's also a caricature of various real life mob bosses, particularly Al Capone, in temperament, speech, and methods, and later pulls a huge reference to ''White Heat''; "Top of the world, cogs!" He's also the first legitimate homage to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', his diminutive size being (especially the stubby legs) inspired by Lagann itself along with using drills to control other machines. ''And'' he looks sort of like Wario, to go with the [[SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]]-like pair of Scrapper and Mixmaster.

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** Dirt Boss' design is extremely similar to another pint sized mind controlling villain, MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' MODOK, and he's also a caricature of various real life mob bosses, particularly Al Capone, in temperament, speech, and methods, and later pulls a huge reference to ''White Heat''; "Top of the world, cogs!" He's also the first legitimate homage to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', his diminutive size being (especially the stubby legs) inspired by Lagann itself along with using drills to control other machines. ''And'' he looks sort of like Wario, to go with the [[SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]]-like pair of Scrapper and Mixmaster.
26th Feb '17 5:23:42 AM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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** When voicing Ultra Magnus, Jeff Bennett appears to be doing a fairly accurate impression of the late Robert Stack, who originally voiced the G1 Magnus in ''Film/TheTransformersTheMovie''.
2nd Feb '17 1:02:47 PM DevinMeenan
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* EasilyForgiven: For once in ''Transformers''. {{Averted}}. ''This'' Megatron is absolutely intolerant and unforgiving of Starscream's treachery. Starscream spends most of the series ousted from the Decepticons as a result, and the only reason he survives so long is due to an AllSpark fragment implanted in his head that grants immortality.
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