History YMMV / TransformersDarkOfTheMoon

27th Aug '17 2:33:33 PM ACW
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** In the {{novelization}} by Creator/PeterDavid, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].

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** In **In the {{novelization}} by Creator/PeterDavid, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel Prime fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel Prime steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's Sentinel Prime's offer of peace, Sentinel Prime [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel Prime ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel Prime treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel Prime truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].
27th Aug '17 11:32:56 AM ACW
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** In the {{novelization}} by Peter David, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].

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** In the {{novelization}} by Peter David, Creator/PeterDavid, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].
27th Aug '17 11:32:00 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: In the Creator/{{IDW|Publishing}} comic adaptation, Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].

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the Creator/{{IDW|Publishing}} comic adaptation, Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].offer]].
**In the {{novelization}} by Peter David, Sentinel Prime [[AdaptationalVillainy loses all of his film counterpart's redeeming features]], turning the somewhat-sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist into a psychopathic KnightTemplar. Having made a deal with Megatron eons ago to [[FaceHeelTurn betray his allies the Autobots]], Sentinel fulfills this deal in the present after pretending to assist the Autobots, showing his true colors by ruthlessly executing three of his "brothers." Sentinel steals the Pillars from the military group NEST by threatening its director, Charlotte Mearing, stating that if she doesn't give him the Pillars, he will force her to watch as he slaughters every man, woman, and child he can until she does. Lying to humanity to get them to force the Autobots to leave Earth in exchange for Sentinel's offer of peace, Sentinel [[ILied goes back on his word]], orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Earth by the Decepticons and personally overseeing the blood-soaked conflict in Chicago. Sentinel ultimately plans to transport as many humans to Cybertron as possible, then torture and abuse them into reconstructing Cybertron, leaving [[KillAllHumans the rest of humankind]] to be destroyed alongside the Earth by Cybertron's gravitational field. In the end, Sentinel treats the deaths of Autobot and Decepticon alike with cold satisfaction, proclaiming that [[AGodAmI he will be the only god left on Cybertron]] when the dust settles, proving once and for all that, despite his claims of wanting the best for his people, Sentinel truly [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares for himself and his supposed claim to godhood]].
23rd Jul '17 11:28:35 AM BossKey
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** Even on this very wiki, there's no real consensus on whether Jerry Wang is a CrazyAwesome EnsembleDarkhorse for taking on Laserbeak with twin pistols or a tasteless EthnicScrappy used to set up a gay joke. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]]
10th Jul '17 11:20:02 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: It is up for debate, but the movie does aim to fix the problems that happened in the second film and fans were generally impressed with some of the story twists like [[spoiler: Sentinel's betrayal, Ironhide's death, Gould's reveal as a bad guy, and Carly convincing Megatron to retake his leadership of the Decepticons]]. For better or worse, it and [[FirstInstallmentWins the original]] are generally considered "the good ones" of the live-action series, at least to the fandom.
* TakeThatScrappy: Narrowly averted as the film was going to contain a scene where [[EthnicScrappy Mudflap and Skids]] were killed off [[spoiler: during Sentinel Prime raiding NEST]]. The scene, and their presence in the movie was cut for pacing. The scene does appear in IDW's comic book adaptation of the movie, playing the trope straight.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: It is up for debate, but the movie does aim to fix the problems that happened in the second film and fans were generally impressed with some of the story twists like [[spoiler: Sentinel's betrayal, Ironhide's death, Gould's reveal as a bad guy, and Carly convincing Megatron to retake his leadership of the Decepticons]]. For better or worse, it and [[FirstInstallmentWins the original]] are generally considered "the good ones" of the live-action series, at least to the fandom.
* TakeThatScrappy: Narrowly averted as the film was going to contain a scene where [[EthnicScrappy Mudflap and Skids]] were killed off [[spoiler: during Sentinel Prime raiding NEST]]. The scene, and their presence in the movie was cut for pacing. The scene does appear in IDW's comic book adaptation of the movie, playing the trope straight.
4th Jul '17 10:18:43 AM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler: Sentinel killing [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] Ironhide with a dishonorable cheap shot from behind and shoving Megatron to take the position of the film's BigBad assures that most viewers will be notably happier to see him getting beat down on by Megatron and being killed begging for his life by Optimus]].
4th Jul '17 7:44:17 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: In the Creator/{{IDW|Publishing}} comic adaptation, Dylan Gould, [[AdaptationalVillainy unlike in the film]], is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath with delusions of grandeur. Having willingly allied with Decepticons years back, Gould covers up the Decepticons' plans and presence from the public eye, having anyone who attempts to learn the truth murdered by his personal Decepticon attack dog, [[FeatheredFiend Laserbeak]]. Once the Decepticons reveal themselves and attack the Earth, Gould uses Sam Witwicky to spy on the Autobots under threat of slaughtering his girlfriend, Carly, and giddily gives the order for the Autobots to be shot down while they are attempting to leave the Earth. Masterminding the invasion of Chicago, Gould has the Decepticons kill countless people and destroy much of the city while turning it into a fortress. Gould ultimately plans to assist the Decepticons in transporting as much of humanity to Cybertron as possible, then use them as slaves to rebuild Cybertron while Gould [[AGodAmI lords over them as their master]]. Even when the Autobots and humans begin defeating the Decepticons, Gould still activates the portal to bring Cybertron to Earth, completely eliminating any possible claims he had to not being fully complicit in the Decepticons' actions. [[FauxAffablyEvil Always wearing a smile and having a witty quip on hand]] to cover up his [[ItsAllAboutMe raving egomania]], Gould truly [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters represents the very worst humans have to offer]].
3rd Jul '17 1:00:53 AM DevinMeenan
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** Starscream's [[spoiler: utterly pathetic death. Even disregarding the silliness of ''Sam'' of all people being able to take out the second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream's behavior during the scene (flailing about wildly, spitting out oil(?) whenever he opens his mouth) make it impossible to take seriously). Then again, given that its [[DirtyCoward Star]][[SmallNameBigEgo scream]], this [[NarmCharm]] may be the point.]]

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** Starscream's [[spoiler: utterly pathetic death. Even disregarding the silliness of ''Sam'' of all people being able to take out the second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream's behavior during the scene (flailing about wildly, spitting out oil(?) whenever he opens his mouth) make it impossible to take seriously). Then again, given that its [[DirtyCoward Star]][[SmallNameBigEgo scream]], this [[NarmCharm]] [[NarmCharm may be the point.]]]]]]
3rd Jul '17 1:00:29 AM DevinMeenan
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** Starscream's [[spoiler: utterly pathetic death. Even disregarding the silliness of ''Sam'' of all people being able to take out the second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream's behavior during the scene (flailing about wildly, spitting out oil(?) whenever he opens his mouth) make it impossible to take seriously). Then again, given that its [[DirtyCoward Star]][[SmallNameBigEgo scream]], this [[NarmCharm]] may be the point.]]
28th Jun '17 1:13:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BaitAndSwitch: A minor example when Simmons, Dutch, and Sam seek out Russian Ex-Cosmonauts at a bar. To quote Simmons: "The thing about Russians is that they never like to talk; gonna take a little of the ''international language."'' He says this while picking up a handgun, giving off the message that the "international language" is intimidation our physical violence. A few seconds later, they get into the Russian bar simply by using a second "international language": ''money.''
** Subverted when the guns ''do'' come out a few minutes later.
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