History WesternAnimation / TransformersRescueBots

15th Sep '17 2:15:08 PM Xenothekid
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted with the Morbots. The first Morbot looked tough and could before numerous tasks faster than the rescue bots. However when it actually came to a showdown, the four of them easily tore it apart. When they show up in Bot to the Future, there's much more of them, and they're taken down as easily as is usual for numerous mooks but here they can use their numbers and working cannons to get more hits in then the original singular morbot.
* ConspicuousCG: The 'Bots alternate modes in season two will sometimes shift over to rather obvious CGI models. Season 3's since extended this flip-flopping nature to the bot forms as well.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted with the Morbots. The first Morbot looked tough and could before numerous tasks faster than the rescue bots. However when it actually came to a showdown, the four of them easily tore it apart. When they show up in Bot to the Future, there's much more of them, and they're taken down as easily as is usual for numerous mooks but here they can use their numbers and working cannons to get more hits in then than the original singular morbot.
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* ConspicuousCG: The 'Bots alternate modes ContrivedCoincidence: Huxley Prescott takes command of a SETI base in season ''Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock'', while at the same time, picks up audio from a movie Cody was streaming via satellite, which out of context, sounds like a conversation between two will sometimes shift over to rather obvious CGI models. Season 3's since extended this flip-flopping nature to the bot forms as well.aliens discussing a covert invasion.



* ConspicuousCG: The 'Bots alternate modes in season two will sometimes shift over to rather obvious CGI models. Season 3's since extended this flip-flopping nature to the bot forms as well.



* DidntSeeThatComing: This is shown to be Quickshadow's flaw in her MO, as a botched operation was caused mainly due to her only carefully planning the transport of deadly chemicals under the scenario that they would get to Doc Greene's lab without fail. She didn't account for a backup plan if something ''did'' go wrong. Luckily, Chase [[CrazyPrepared prepared for this.]]



* FailsafeFailure: A lot of the emergencies on Griffon Rock could have been avoided if one person just stopped and planned a failsafe system.

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* FailsafeFailure: A lot of the emergencies on Griffon Griffin Rock could have been avoided if one person just stopped and planned a failsafe system.



* HourInsideYearOutside: [[spoiler: A time machine invented by Doctor Morocco accidentally activated by lightning causes a cruise ship to skip a timespan of 10 years while its inhabitants experience an hour before it sets off again. This is shown when the Rescue Bots team (except Chief Burns) reappear in the future and are rescued by an elderly Doc Greene and Chief Burns, as well as Frankie as a young adult.]]



-->'''Heatwave:''' Mrs. Neederlander had a heart of gold?

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-->'''Heatwave:''' [[spoiler: Mrs. Neederlander Neederlander]] had a heart of gold?



--> Chase is the victim of [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto grand theft Auto]]bot.

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--> Chase [[spoiler: Chase]] is the victim of [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto grand theft Auto]]bot.



* StealthPun: "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock" features movie night for the Rescue Bots. What does Chase want to watch? "I vote for an action film. Preferably with high-speed pursuits." Meaning he enjoys [[spoiler: ChaseScene[=s=].]]

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* StealthPun: "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock" features movie night for the Rescue Bots. What does Chase want to watch? "I vote for an action film. Preferably with high-speed pursuits." Meaning he enjoys [[spoiler: ChaseScene[=s=].]][[ChaseScene chase scenes.]]]]
16th Aug '17 9:26:53 AM SymBionicFan
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Vigil, the new supercomputer for Griffin Rock, becomes overprotective and takes over the town.
** Subverted with [[spoiler:the Elma hologram in "The More Things Stay the Same"; turns out Frankie's baby sister's scan was uploaded into her personality subroutines by mistake]].
4th Jul '17 12:04:23 PM Kindle4Light
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* ToylessToylineCharacter: We haven't seen a Dani figure yet. Or Frankie, for that matter.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: ToylessToylineCharacter:
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We haven't seen a Dani figure yet. Or Frankie, for that matter.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: This is Kade's initial reaction to the Autobots, considering them mere machines and being frustrated about how he has to do things like ask his ride to "roll down the window" for him.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
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This is Kade's initial reaction to the Autobots, considering them mere machines and being frustrated about how he has to do things like ask his ride to "roll down the window" for him.



* WolverinePublicity: Optimus Prime has his own playset in the toy-line, while he isn't (currently) a main character in the show.
** He makes considerably more appearances in Season 2 and especially Season 3.

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* WolverinePublicity: WolverinePublicity:
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Optimus Prime has his own playset in the toy-line, while he isn't (currently) a main character in the show.
** *** He makes considerably more appearances in Season 2 and especially Season 3.
4th Jul '17 12:02:31 PM Kindle4Light
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* AcePilot: Dani, naturally. Her being partnered with Blades, who is both afraid of heights and, until coming to Earth, had ''wheels'', causes about as much frustration as you might expect.

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* AcePilot: AcePilot:
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Dani, naturally. Her being partnered with Blades, who is both afraid of heights and, until coming to Earth, had ''wheels'', causes about as much frustration as you might expect.



* AcrophobicBird: Blades isn't a fan of heights. So of course, he gets the helicopter alt mode.

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* AcrophobicBird: Blades isn't a fan of heights. So of course, he gets all the helicopter avian alt mode.mode starting with a helicopter.



* BadassMustache: Chief Burns is rocking one, as befitting a policeman.

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* BadassMustache: BadassMustache:
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Chief Burns is rocking one, as befitting a policeman.



* BlackAndNerdy: Francine shows herself to be this trope when she's more interested in a dinosaur exhibit than the flashier giant robots. Her father, being a scientist, also fits into this trope.



** BlackAndNerdy: Francine shows herself to be this trope when she's more interested in a dinosaur exhibit than the flashier giant robots. Her father, being a scientist, also fits into this trope.



* CatchPhrase: "Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue!" Said by Heatwave before moving out to the scene of an emergency.

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue!" Said by Heatwave before moving out to the scene of an emergency.



* CoolCar: Chase, the police car of the team. He's later joined by Blurr and Quickshadow in the later seasons.

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* CoolCar: CoolCar:
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Chase, the police car of the team. He's later joined by Blurr and Quickshadow in the later seasons.



* DitzyGenius: Doctor Greene, who is generally absent-minded and does things like trying to speed up computation time by hanging upside down...in the middle of a ''city-wide disaster''. He also doesn't quite seem to grasp that the "best left forgotten" section of Griffin Rock's scientific archives is called that for a ''reason''.
** To be fair, some of his inventions were sabotaged by Dr Morocco before his debut.

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* DitzyGenius: DitzyGenius:
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Doctor Greene, who is generally absent-minded and does things like trying to speed up computation time by hanging upside down...in the middle of a ''city-wide disaster''. He also doesn't quite seem to grasp that the "best left forgotten" section of Griffin Rock's scientific archives is called that for a ''reason''.
** *** To be fair, some of his inventions were sabotaged by Dr Morocco before his debut.



* {{Expy}}: The Rescue Bots team has a similar purpose and theme to the Protectobots from ''[[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'', with all of them (save Boulder) turning into the same kind of emergency vehicles. In practice, they also resemble archetypal characters from the broader Transformers mythos:
** Heatwave shares an alternate mode with Hot Spot, the Protectobots' leader. He's also cut from the same cloth as Optimus Prime himself, with similar design elements. Optimus ''also'' turned into a fire truck in several Transformers series, for the record. His hotheadedness, however, is more reminiscent of ''Generation 1'' [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Hot Rod]].
*** He's also similar to "Rescue Roy", a character from an earlier Transformers toy line that was also targeted towards younger children.
** Chase is evocative of Prowl and shares his ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots in Disguise]]'' incarnation's fondness for adhering to and enforcing the rules.
** Blades shares a name and alternate mode with ''Generation 1'' Blades, but his fear of heights while also being a flier is more reminiscent of Silverbolt, leader of the Aerialbots.
** Finally, Boulder is clearly based on [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulk]][[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime head]], right down to his colors, similar design, and being a GentleGiant who loves Earth and is all-around smarter than he looks.
*** His robot mode design (treads for arms, front for legs) is also similar to [[Anime/TransformersArmada Scavenger]]'s.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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The Rescue Bots team has a similar purpose and theme to the Protectobots from ''[[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'', with all of them (save Boulder) turning into the same kind of emergency vehicles. In practice, they also resemble archetypal characters from the broader Transformers mythos:
** *** Heatwave shares an alternate mode with Hot Spot, the Protectobots' leader. He's also cut from the same cloth as Optimus Prime himself, with similar design elements. Optimus ''also'' turned into a fire truck in several Transformers series, for the record. His hotheadedness, however, is more reminiscent of ''Generation 1'' [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Hot Rod]].
*** **** He's also similar to "Rescue Roy", a character from an earlier Transformers toy line that was also targeted towards younger children.
** *** Chase is evocative of Prowl and shares his ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots in Disguise]]'' incarnation's fondness for adhering to and enforcing the rules.
** *** Blades shares a name and alternate mode with ''Generation 1'' Blades, but his fear of heights while also being a flier is more reminiscent of Silverbolt, leader of the Aerialbots.
** *** Finally, Boulder is clearly based on [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulk]][[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime head]], right down to his colors, similar design, and being a GentleGiant who loves Earth and is all-around smarter than he looks.
*** **** His robot mode design (treads for arms, front for legs) is also similar to [[Anime/TransformersArmada Scavenger]]'s.
15th May '17 5:38:09 AM smalltime
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* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:The Lady of Griffin Rock]] in "The Haunting of Griffin Rock", foreshadowed by the fact that [[spoiler:she is blue, unlike the holograms]].

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* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:The Lady of Griffin Rock]] in "The Haunting of Griffin Rock", foreshadowed Rock". Foreshadowed by the fact that [[spoiler:she is blue, unlike the holograms]].
15th May '17 5:36:42 AM smalltime
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* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:The Lady of Griffin Rock]] in "The Haunting of Griffin Rock", foreshadowed by the fact that [[spoiler:she is blue, unlike the holograms]].
7th May '17 2:37:13 PM nombretomado
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** Heatwave shares an alternate mode with Hot Spot, the Protectobots' leader. He's also cut from the same cloth as Optimus Prime himself, with similar design elements. Optimus ''also'' turned into a fire truck in several Transformers series, for the record. His hotheadedness, however, is more reminiscent of ''Generation 1'' [[TransformersTheMovie Hot Rod]].

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** Heatwave shares an alternate mode with Hot Spot, the Protectobots' leader. He's also cut from the same cloth as Optimus Prime himself, with similar design elements. Optimus ''also'' turned into a fire truck in several Transformers series, for the record. His hotheadedness, however, is more reminiscent of ''Generation 1'' [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Hot Rod]].
8th Apr '17 2:42:09 AM smalltime
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* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: In "The Last of Morocco", [[spoiler:when Jules Verne suggests taking Morocco back with him to the past, Graham brings up the fact that there would be two Moroccos in the past]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Verne takes Morocco to the future instead, possibly to avoid this]].

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* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: In "The Last of Morocco", [[spoiler:when Jules Verne suggests taking Morocco back with him to the past, Graham brings up the fact that there would be two Moroccos in the past]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Verne takes past, so then Verne decides to take Morocco to the future instead, possibly instead to avoid this]].this.]]


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* ShutUpHannibal: In "The Last of Morocco" when Morocco tries to justify his actions to his old friend [[spoiler:Jules Verne]].
-->'''Dr. Morocco:''' I made my choices, as did you. [[WhatIsEvil We simply took different paths]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Jules Verne]]:''' No, mon ami, there was only one path, and you left it.
8th Apr '17 2:25:02 AM smalltime
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* HarmlessFreezing: In "Did You See What I Thaw?" a frozen caveman is thawed out with no ill effects. It's explained that the piece of energon he wears as a necklace helped keep him alive.


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* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: In "The Last of Morocco", [[spoiler:when Jules Verne suggests taking Morocco back with him to the past, Graham brings up the fact that there would be two Moroccos in the past]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Verne takes Morocco to the future instead, possibly to avoid this]].
2nd Apr '17 11:59:53 AM smalltime
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** [[spoiler:The Morocco virus' toy form closely resembles Morocco's Playskool action figure.]]
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