History YMMV / TheTransformersIDW

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.
24th May '15 4:59:29 PM DrPsyche
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* MisaimedFandom: Fans who celebrate Arcee as one of the few female characters in the series (or even worse, as an example of a trans character) tend to forget that he was once a male-coded robot who was given a very forceful, very traumatic sex-change.
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