History YMMV / TransformersEnergon

7th Aug '16 9:59:09 PM Anddrix
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** Snow Cat. Cyclonus was already a BaseBreaker for his annoying voice and general uselessness... so let's make him even more useless and unrecognizable in appearance, then lobotomize his buddy to kill their dynamic and [[MostAnnoyingSound make him take up yodeling!]]

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** Snow Cat. Cyclonus was already a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter for his annoying voice and general uselessness... so let's make him even more useless and unrecognizable in appearance, then lobotomize his buddy to kill their dynamic and [[MostAnnoyingSound make him take up yodeling!]]
17th Jul '16 9:32:14 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* CompleteMonster: Upon his resurrection after ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armara]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy subvert the wills]] of [[BadBoss his followers]], notably enslaving [[AntiVillain Scorponok]] and [[EmptyShell Starscream]] and trying to do the same to Inferno, torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity.
* CreatorsPet: As usual the humans aren't all that popular but [[SpotlightStealingSquad appear pretty frequently]], Kicker has earned a special hatred for being a {{Jerkass}}.

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* CompleteMonster: Upon his resurrection after ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armara]]'', Armada]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy subvert the wills]] of [[BadBoss his followers]], notably enslaving [[AntiVillain Scorponok]] and [[EmptyShell Starscream]] and trying to do the same to Inferno, torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity.
* CreatorsPet: As usual the humans aren't all that popular but [[SpotlightStealingSquad appear pretty frequently]], but Kicker has earned a special hatred for being a {{Jerkass}}.



* {{Padding}}: Unicron [[spoiler: perishes in "Unicron Perishes," appropriately enough]], but then it un-perishes so we can basically repeat the entire plot for 10 or so episodes. On a smaller level, see AsYouKnow on the main page.
** Much of the show is padded by re-using the StoryArc of trying to prevent Unicron's revival and then knocking him out before his body is destroyed.



* {{Padding}}: Unicron [[spoiler: perishes in "Unicron Perishes," appropriately enough]], but then it un-perishes so we can basically repeat the entire plot for 10 or so episodes. On a smaller level, see AsYouKnow on the main page.
** Much of the show is padded by re-using the StoryArc of trying to prevent Unicron's revival and then knocking him out before his body is destroyed.



** The Decepticons never powerlink throughout the series (one gag even implies they are unable to). Despite showing this ability in the previous series, a series that revolves prominently around powerlinks refuses to look into it, also often making their battles with the Autobots rather one sided due to this heavy advantage.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Those rare time when traditional drawn animation is used on the Transformers themselves besides humans, the quality that animation can easily be seen on par with most beautiful mecha animes, which really stands out amongst the horrible CGI.

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** The Decepticons never powerlink throughout the series (one gag even implies they are unable to). Despite showing this ability in the previous series, a series that revolves prominently around powerlinks refuses to look into it, also often making their battles with the Autobots rather one sided one-sided due to this heavy advantage.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Those rare time when traditional drawn hand-drawn animation is used on the Transformers themselves besides humans, themselves, the quality that of the animation can easily be seen on par with most beautiful mecha animes, which really stands out amongst the horrible CGI.
17th Jul '16 9:26:47 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* TakeThatScrappy: A ''very'' subtle example, but Team Ironhide don't take kindly to Kicker abusing their idol. His RunningGag of kicking him in shin ends after [[OhCrap receiving a lengthy]] DeathGlare (though Ironhide calls them off before anything else can be made of it).

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* TakeThatScrappy: A ''very'' subtle example, but Team Ironhide don't take kindly to Kicker abusing their idol. His RunningGag of kicking him in the shin ends after [[OhCrap receiving a lengthy]] DeathGlare (though Ironhide calls them off before anything else can be made of it).



* VisualEffectsofAwesome: Those rare time when traditional drawn animation is used on transforers themselves besides humans, the quality that animation can easily be seen on par with most beautiful mecha animes, which really stands out of them ost horrible CGI.

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* VisualEffectsofAwesome: VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Those rare time when traditional drawn animation is used on transforers the Transformers themselves besides humans, the quality that animation can easily be seen on par with most beautiful mecha animes, which really stands out of them ost amongst the horrible CGI.
15th Jul '16 11:51:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The series started reasonably well in spite of the bad dubbing, but subplots regularly not being followed up on, poor CGI, a dub that's considered to be one of the worst in TF history, bad characterisation and a stale story all conspired to make this the go-to DorkAge for the entire franchise.
* [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter They Wasted A]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Perfectly Good Series]]: Plenty of plots/character arcs, bar Ironhide's and Scorponok's, go almost nowhere:

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* TheyJustDidntCare: The series started reasonably well in spite of the bad dubbing, but subplots regularly not being followed up on, poor CGI, a dub that's considered to be one of the worst in TF history, bad characterisation and a stale story all conspired to make this the go-to DorkAge for the entire franchise.
* [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter They Wasted A]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Perfectly Good Series]]: Plenty of plots/character arcs, bar Ironhide's and Scorponok's, go almost nowhere:
TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:



** Team Ironhide's introduction hinted to an amusing vitriolic relationship over Kicker pushing around their idol -- probably the nearest anyone got to calling him out on his treatment of Ironhide. However they never interacted after their first episode and Team Ironhide were killed off shortly afterwards.[[TookALevelInKindness Thankfully, Kicker had the decency to lay off Ironhide afterwards]].
** Rodimus, who led a faction of Cybertronians who said ScrewThisImOuttaHere to the ForeverWar and hasn't been seen in millions of years, returns, and he and Optimus are ''far'' from on the same page. Rodimus' team proceeds to... fall in line with Optimus' within two episodes and never really add much to the proceedings.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** There's some of Unicron in ''every'' Transformer. ''That'' should really go on to mean something or be important somehow. But this is ''Energon,'' so it doesn't.



** There's some of Unicron in ''every'' Transformer. ''That'' should really go on to mean something or be important somehow. But this is ''Energon,'' so it doesn't.



*** Team Ironhide's introduction hinted to an amusing vitriolic relationship over Kicker pushing around their idol -- probably the nearest anyone got to calling him out on his treatment of Ironhide. However they never interacted after their first episode and Team Ironhide were killed off shortly afterwards.[[TookALevelInKindness Thankfully, Kicker had the decency to lay off Ironhide afterwards]].
** Rodimus, who led a faction of Cybertronians who said ScrewThisImOuttaHere to the ForeverWar and hasn't been seen in millions of years, returns, and he and Optimus are ''far'' from on the same page. Rodimus' team proceeds to... fall in line with Optimus' within two episodes and never really add much to the proceedings.
15th Jul '16 11:46:20 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Kicker wasn't just a {{Jerkass}} in the beginning: when Kicker developed his energon sensing powers as a child, his father had the bright idea to use Kicker as a living energon detector. For years, he dragged his ''young'', '''pre-teen''' son around space, where he had to deal with a few mining accidents that nearly cost him his life. [[WhatTheHellHero The Autobots]] saw no problems with putting him to work like this, and so Kicker grew resentful of both them and his father. Rather than have him grow to trust Team Prime in a [[CharacterDevelopment charactery]]-[[BuffySpeak developy]] way, the whole "there's a reason he's this way" thing was just forgotten early on and he spends the rest of the series being rude for no discernible reason. It takes until mid-season for everyone else to similarly forget that they ''don't like it when he's like this.''

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** Kicker wasn't just a {{Jerkass}} in the beginning: when Kicker developed his energon sensing powers as a child, his father had the bright idea to use Kicker as a living energon detector. For years, he dragged his ''young'', '''pre-teen''' son around space, where he had to deal with a few mining accidents that nearly cost him his life. [[WhatTheHellHero The Autobots]] Autobots saw no problems with putting him to work like this, and so Kicker grew resentful of both them and his father. Rather than have him grow to trust Team Prime in a [[CharacterDevelopment charactery]]-[[BuffySpeak developy]] way, the whole "there's a reason he's this way" thing was just forgotten early on and he spends the rest of the series being rude for no discernible reason. It takes until mid-season for everyone else to similarly forget that they ''don't like it when he's like this.''
15th Jul '16 11:35:15 AM Psi001
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*** Justified as Starscream was an original character called Nightscream who was created in the former's likeness in the original Japanese edit. The dub played to established elements, though obviously had to work around that plot hole.
9th Jun '16 9:50:11 PM SilverWings
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: IDW Kicker is far less angry and much more likable as a result.
9th Jun '16 7:55:13 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: Upon his resurrection after ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armara]]'', Megatron discards any redeeming features he once had in his quest for power and domination. Leading his forces in destructive raids for Energon, Megatron plans to use the element to revive Unicron and use him as a weapon. Now a callous ControlFreak, Megatron uses Unicron's power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy subvert the wills]] of [[BadBoss his followers]], notably enslaving [[AntiVillain Scorponok]] and [[EmptyShell Starscream]] and trying to do the same to Inferno, torturing the Autobot to the brink of insanity.
30th May '16 2:58:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Starscream is reborn as a confused, and angry spirit/being, up until Megatron gets hold of his mind and makes him loyal. [[YesMan He remains that way]] without his NobleDemon characteristics that made him famous in Armada. And then the pendulum swings the opposite way entirely in ''TransformersCybertron'', where he becomes a more [[TheStarscream traditional]], yet VERY competent Starscream.

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** Starscream is reborn as a confused, and angry spirit/being, up until Megatron gets hold of his mind and makes him loyal. [[YesMan He remains that way]] without his NobleDemon characteristics that made him famous in Armada. And then the pendulum swings the opposite way entirely in ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', where he becomes a more [[TheStarscream traditional]], yet VERY competent Starscream.
28th May '16 7:25:39 PM Doug86
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** Rodimus, who led a faction of Cybertronians who said ScrewThisImOuttaHere to TheForeverWar and hasn't been seen in millions of years, returns, and he and Optimus are ''far'' from on the same page. Rodimus' team proceeds to... fall in line with Optimus' within two episodes and never really add much to the proceedings.

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** Rodimus, who led a faction of Cybertronians who said ScrewThisImOuttaHere to TheForeverWar the ForeverWar and hasn't been seen in millions of years, returns, and he and Optimus are ''far'' from on the same page. Rodimus' team proceeds to... fall in line with Optimus' within two episodes and never really add much to the proceedings.
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