History YMMV / TheTransformersIDW

4th Aug '16 8:27:08 PM Angeldeb82
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** The Revenge of The Decepticons Arc. Some fans see it as the point where the series [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]], Milne's movie artwork was better received, it saw the return of the main Decepticon forces as well as Megatron [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] and the storyline made for a better paced gripping race. It's detractors feel that Megatron's return to form abuses TheWorfEffect and the ways he keep winning (including defeating Optimus and then surrendering) turned him into a borderline VillainSue, despite their return, the other Decepticons are barely players, finally Megatron now feels that Humanity is his true WorthyOpponent and goes out of his way to involve them.

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** The Revenge of The Decepticons Arc. Some fans see it as the point where the series [[GrowingTheBeard Grew the Beard]], Milne's movie artwork was better received, it saw the return of the main Decepticon forces as well as Megatron [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] and the storyline made for a better paced gripping race. It's detractors feel that Megatron's return to form abuses TheWorfEffect and the ways he keep winning (including defeating Optimus and then surrendering) turned him into a borderline VillainSue, Villain Sue, despite their return, the other Decepticons are barely players, finally Megatron now feels that Humanity is his true WorthyOpponent and goes out of his way to involve them.



* TheScrappy: '''[[JerkAss Spike Witwicky]].''' Good God, could Costa have made a more repulsive character if he tried?! Not only is he [[InNameOnly a slap in the face]] to the original [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Spike Witwicky]], not only is he a tremendous asshat to the Autobots (and everyone else), but he crosses the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:killing one of the Constructicons]], and is actually [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]. Regardless, he's a [[spoiler:villain the fans don't LoveToHate; they just hate this [[SmugSnake smug bastard]].]]

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* TheScrappy: '''[[JerkAss '''[[{{Jerkass}} Spike Witwicky]].''' Good God, could Costa have made a more repulsive character if he tried?! Not only is he [[InNameOnly a slap in the face]] to the original [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Spike Witwicky]], not only is he a tremendous asshat to the Autobots (and everyone else), but he crosses the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:killing one of the Constructicons]], and is actually [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]. Regardless, he's a [[spoiler:villain the fans don't LoveToHate; they just hate this [[SmugSnake smug bastard]].]]



** The Autobots voting Bumblebee into leadership. [[SarcasmMode Who better to lead the Autobots than a nervous scout with poor self esteem and no prior leadership experience]]? Even more galling given the fact that pretty much every other Autobot on Earth completely outranks Bumblebee.

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** The Autobots voting Bumblebee into leadership. [[SarcasmMode Who better to lead the Autobots than a nervous scout with poor self esteem and no prior leadership experience]]? experience?]] Even more galling given the fact that pretty much every other Autobot on Earth completely outranks Bumblebee.
3rd May '16 8:04:40 PM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: The first story arc has a lot of pacing issues, {{Padding}}, and is over-all not very interesting for the most part. But once you get past that the pacing gets much better and the quality of the storylines jump drastically once you reach the "Revenge Of The Decepticons" story arc.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The first story arc has a lot of pacing issues, {{Padding}}, and is over-all not very interesting for the most part. But once you get past that the pacing gets much better and the quality of the storylines jump drastically once you reach the "Revenge Of The Decepticons" story arc.
30th Apr '16 12:22:24 PM CaptainTedium
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Arcee's origins as a formerly generless being made female against her will as well as being psychotically obsessed with killing Decepticons didn't sit well with a lot of fans. In response to the backlash, it was subsequently established that natural female Transformers existed. It's particularly telling that when Windblade's self-titled miniseries was announced, writer Mairghread Scott made it clear that Windblade was always female and wasn't made that way because of experimentation done without her consent.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Arcee's origins as a formerly generless genderless being made female against her will as well as being psychotically obsessed with killing Decepticons didn't sit well with a lot of fans. In response to the backlash, it was subsequently established that natural female Transformers existed. It's particularly telling that when Windblade's self-titled miniseries was announced, writer Mairghread Scott made it clear that Windblade was always female and wasn't made that way because of experimentation done without her consent.
30th Apr '16 12:22:05 PM CaptainTedium
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Arcee's origins as a formerly generless being made female against her will as well as being psychotically obsessed with killing Decepticons didn't sit well with a lot of fans. In response to the backlash, it was subsequently established that natural female Transformers existed. It's particularly telling that when Windblade's self-titled miniseries was announced, writer Mairghread Scott made it clear that Windblade was always female and wasn't made that way because of experimentation done without her consent.
28th Apr '16 11:48:49 PM CaptainTedium
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** As noted in [[http://www.oneshallstand.com/reviews/2005-09/spot_arcee.html this review]] of "Spotlight: Arcee", there are disturbingly transphobic implications with Arcee being established as initially genderless and made female against her will as well as the trauma of the procedure making her violent and psychotic.

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** As noted in [[http://www.oneshallstand.com/reviews/2005-09/spot_arcee.html [[https://bwspotlight.com/2014/01/07/the-furman-files-the-plight-of-arcee/ this review]] of article]], "Spotlight: Arcee", there are Arcee" has disturbingly transphobic implications with Arcee being established as initially genderless and made female against her will as well as the trauma of the procedure making her violent and psychotic.
28th Apr '16 11:43:18 PM CaptainTedium
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* UnfortunateImplications: Pretty much everything about the "International Incident" arc in the Ongoing, [[http://eabevella.tumblr.com/post/74906329800/my-hatred-for-mike-costa-grows-stronger-whenever-i noted here where the writer used "stereotypes when writing non-US countries."]]
** Specifically, North Korea would use the evil Alien Robots who just invaded the planet a few years ago and caused chaos and death on a large scale, to invade and expand their territory. The Chinese would also use these invaders, though only for defense purposes it seems, despite the fact that some other Decepticons ''leveled Bejing and killed everyone there''. America would team up with the invaders who say they're good, and hide their actions from the rest of the world [[note]]Kinda, Skywatch had gone rogue, and one of the members, Sandra, told the rest of the world[[/note]]. Also, Russia's solution to all of this, shoot a nuke at the North Korean Chinese border before any country can object.

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Pretty much everything about the "International Incident" arc in the Ongoing, [[http://eabevella.tumblr.com/post/74906329800/my-hatred-for-mike-costa-grows-stronger-whenever-i noted here where the writer used "stereotypes when writing non-US countries."]]
** *** Specifically, North Korea would use the evil Alien Robots who just invaded the planet a few years ago and caused chaos and death on a large scale, to invade and expand their territory. The Chinese would also use these invaders, though only for defense purposes it seems, despite the fact that some other Decepticons ''leveled Bejing and killed everyone there''. America would team up with the invaders who say they're good, and hide their actions from the rest of the world [[note]]Kinda, Skywatch had gone rogue, and one of the members, Sandra, told the rest of the world[[/note]]. Also, Russia's solution to all of this, shoot a nuke at the North Korean Chinese border before any country can object.object.
** As noted in [[http://www.oneshallstand.com/reviews/2005-09/spot_arcee.html this review]] of "Spotlight: Arcee", there are disturbingly transphobic implications with Arcee being established as initially genderless and made female against her will as well as the trauma of the procedure making her violent and psychotic.
10th Nov '15 1:23:22 PM StFan
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** Megatron and Optimus's conversation in that same story, which later turns out to have had a much greater effect on Megatron than it did on Optimus, [[spoiler:making him have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment,]] during ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.

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** Megatron and Optimus's conversation in that same story, which later turns out to have had a much greater effect on Megatron than it did on Optimus, [[spoiler:making him have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment,]] during ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
7th Nov '15 8:18:57 AM StFan
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Even those who disliked Costa's run seemed to like the CharacterDevelopment he gave [[AntiVillain Thundercracker]], continuing what Shane [=McCarthy=] started in ''TransformersAllHailMegatron'' and ''actually utilizing Thundercracker's bio'' for the first time in forever.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Even those who disliked Costa's run seemed to like the CharacterDevelopment he gave [[AntiVillain Thundercracker]], continuing what Shane [=McCarthy=] started in ''TransformersAllHailMegatron'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' and ''actually utilizing Thundercracker's bio'' for the first time in forever.
12th Oct '15 5:18:25 PM Scorntex
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* HarsherInHindsight: Anything involving the Unnamed Senator during "Chaos Theory", once you remember that [[spoiler:it's revealed in ''MTMTE'' that it's Shockwave before he was mutilated and reprogrammed into a monster]].

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Anything involving the Unnamed Senator during "Chaos Theory", once you remember that [[spoiler:it's revealed in ''MTMTE'' that it's Shockwave before he was mutilated and reprogrammed into a monster]]. monster]].
** Megatron and Optimus's conversation in that same story, which later turns out to have had a much greater effect on Megatron than it did on Optimus, [[spoiler:making him have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment,]] during ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''.
21st Sep '15 12:13:55 PM EverythingisAwful
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* CriticalBacklash: The fans who hate this run on the series are so vocal about it, that some fans who go into it expecting a disaster, walk away seeing it as a decent, if flawed, comic.
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