''Transformers Victory'' is the Japanese-produced sequel series to ''{{Franchise/Transformers}} [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Super-God Masterforce]]'', taking the focus back to good old fashioned Autobots vs Deceptions. Star Saber, the new leader of the Autobots, is heading the charge against a new Decepticon warlord named Deathsaurus, who began stealing energy from the Earth to fuel and reactivate an old Decepticon space-fortress. This new Autobot commander is also the foster father of a human boy named Jan, who lost his parents to a Decepticon attack.

The series lasted for 44 episodes, though several of them were mere clip shows. All were released in 1989. A manga with a markedly more bizarre storyline exists.

Alongside ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' and ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', the entire series is released on DVD for the first time in North America by ''Shout! Factory''.

As with both of its predecessors, ''Victory'' also received a hilariously bad english dub from Omni Productions. What's interesting to note is that the english dub takes ''Victory'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cajc3d081Y4 opening]] and, with some small editing of the title, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkhQ0eAg1j8 uses it for the other two shows]].

Followed by ''Manga/TransformersZone'' with one episode OVA, but with a series of story pages.

!!This series provides examples of:

* AccidentalMurder: Hellbat kills Deathcobra by complete ''accident'' when he tried to persuade Deathcobra to not get him replaced. The latter was not amused and tried to kill him, causing Hellbat to land ''lucky shots'' at him. He becomes remorseful after what he's done.
* AdaptationExpansion: The manga version is basically this. The manga has Jean's missing sister who combines herself with Victory Leo (who is a seperate character from the former God Ginrai), Deathsaurus' adopted son who he plans to raise as OverlordJr, and Deathsaurus' motives comes perfectly clear when he plans to release his fortress containing Decepticon ''civillians'' and ''loved ones''.
* AloofAlly: Greatshot
* AntiVillain: In the manga of all places, Deathsaurus wanted to regain his fortress so that he can release ''civilian'' Decepticons, along with-get this- families.
* BackFromTheDead - Wheeljack makes an appearance, despite being nicely toasted in TheMovie. (Probably on account of the movie not premiering in Japan until after the episode was already written).
** It was later retconned in other stories where, thanks to Ravage, created a Binaltech body where he goes into hiding where a "fake" gets killed off in 2005.
* BadAssDecay: as usual for one of these things, the earlier characters become more or less bumbling idiots by the end. The Dinoforce (and Dinoking) are initially a reasonable threat in the early episodes, but [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad are a joke by the end]].
* BewareTheSillyOnes: For all the Dinoforce are dumber than a sack of rocks, they did manage to kill Jean's parents.
* BigBad - Deathsaurus
* ButtMonkey: Hellbat.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CastHerd - The Brain Masters, Micromasters etc.
* CombiningMecha - how the cast herds are divided, with the above-mentioned teams, as well as the Dino Force, the Breastforce (who carry chest-mounted miniature attack robots that could transform into weapons), and the Multi Force, made of 6 Autobots who could combine in three pairs or into a single massive combiner named Landcross.
* DemotedToExtra - God Ginrai, the mechanical component of ''Masterforce'''s hero, and before that, the body of Optimus Prime, spends most of his time fighting Decepticons in other sectors (i.e. off-camera) and only appears to be destroyed and turned into what Transfans sarcastically label "a backpack and a pair of boots"- Star Saber's MidSeasonUpgrade.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Deathsaurus maybe an EvilOverlord who wants to KillAllHumans, but the manga shows he has a soft soft for children, and them getting hurt ''actually'' upsets him.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs - The Dino Force
* {{Expy}}
** Star Saber - Optimus Prime
** Holi - Wheelie
** Jean - Daniel
** Deathsaurus - Megatron
** Leozack - Starscream
** Greatshot - Sixshot
* FriendToAllChildren: While Star Saber is this since he adopted Jean, Deathsaurus ''of all Decepticons'' is this in the manga. To the point he tries to bribe Jean into joining him by giving him an NES (though that system would be considered outdated in that time period)
* {{Hammerspace}}: Explained. Hammerspace weapons had been the subject of FridgeLogic of where the Transformers' weapons come from since the original G1. This series, alongside Masterforce, brought it back as if it was going out of style. It was explained that all Transformers have a type of energy to bring weapons out of thin air. They can't access their weapons if they ran out of said energy.
* HonorBeforeReason: As Victory Saber held the Dinoforce dead-to-rights, Goryu requests Saber to cut him, and only him, down so his men can be spared, to the protest of the other Dinoforce members. Victory Saber then decides to spare all of them, showing compassion and allowing the Dinoforce to heal.
* KickTheDog: Deathsaurus abounding the Dinoforce to get swept beneath the waves when Atlantis sinks, despite their loyalty to him. It comes back to bite him later.
* KidAppealCharacter: Holi and his rescue team.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Deathsaurus is very good at this, and often retreats with whatever energy he already has in his possession rather than risk all of it fighting the Autobots. It's part of the reason he actually succeeds in his ultimate goal and reactivates his Planet Destroying Fortress.
* LargeAndInCharge: Both Star Saber and Deathsaurus are combiner-sized, meaning they tower over their subordinates. Star Saber at least has a lesser form known as Saber, which is closer to the size of an average Transformer.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Star Saber becomes Victory Saber
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Deathsaurus, Killbison, etc.
** The Planet Destroying Fortress, natch.
* OminousFloatingCastle: The Deception Fortress is type 2 in the anime. Manga, it's a space colony.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Unlike many of his predecessors, Deathsaurus is generally content to let his minions do the heavy lifting and rarely takes to the field personally.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad - The Dino Force
* RealityEnsues: When Star Saber takes command of the Autobot forces protecting Earth, he decides to enroll Jan in school so he can be around humans his own age (up until that point, he'd grown up completely surrounded by the Autobots). This unfortunately means that the Decepticons occasionally attack the school to get at Star Saber through Jan.
** During Star Saber's meeting with the principal to finalise Jan's enrollment, the principal notes that she needs his signature on the paperwork. As Star Saber towers over the entire school, he promises to have his signature miniaturized and sent to her.
** As Hellbat (and Deathcobra) learn the hard way; if you shoot blindly at something, don't be surprised if you hit something (or someone) you really didn't mean to.
* SparedByAdaptation - God Ginrai is spared from death in the manga version. In the anime, he willingly has himself killed so he can become Victory Leo. In the manga, he's a different character from Leo himself.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Deathsaurus vs Deszaras (or [[MerchandiseDriven Debt Source]] if you're feeling snarky). Deathsaurus was the name used when the character appeared in ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'' while Deszaras appears in this series' DVD boxsets released by Metrodome and Creator/MadmanEntertainment.
* TheStarscream - Leozack, who [[spoiler:acheives the ultimate treachery in the manga by turning the space-fortress's [[WaveMotionGun primary cannon]] on Deathsaurus while he was battling with Star Saber in the last chapter.]] In the anime, Deathsaurus was well-aware of this by trolling him. He eventually decides to make his "point" to Leozack.
** - Hellbat, who sort of acts as TheStarscream to Leozack, often trying to either sabotage or take credit for his plans.
* StockFootage - Used a lot, particularly Star Saber's transformation sequence and the Breastforce combining into Liokaiser. One episode used ''two'' transformation shots from Star Saber and an Autobot named Gratshot.
* TeamRocketWins - the series is notable for giving the Decepticons some decent victories.
* TechnologyPorn: The way the Planet Destroying Fortress' systems slowly come back online with pinpricks of light is beautiful.
* TheBusCameBack - Several episodes feature a few familiar faces: Wheeljack and Perceptor from the original series, and Minerva's now-living Transtector (still named Minerva) from ''Super-God Masterforce".
** This, however, creates a ContinuitySnarl, as Wheeljack is supposed to be dead. This is a side-effect of the movie not making it to Japanese shores until the same year ''Victory'' premiered. Later material HandWaves this by stating that Wheeljack did indeed die in the movie, and that the Wheeljack seen here was a Wheeljack from the Binaltech World (this explanation was also used for Prowl's erroneous appearance in ''The Headmasters'').
* ThemeSongPowerUp
* ToyShip: Jan and his classmate Illumina are obviously smitten with each other, to the point Jan asks her permission to name his own mech Illumina II in her honour.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformingMecha: Well, obviously.
* TrueCompanions: On both sides. The Autobots obviously have this, but the Decepticons have this as well, as Leozack was very upset when Deathcobra was murdered (unknowingly by Hellbat).
** After Guyhawk was rescued by the Breastforce, the next episode had them warmly welcome him back.
* UnfortunateNames - Seriously... Breastforce?
** It's supposed to refer to the characters ''breastplates'', which transform into animal attack partners and/or weapons.
* WaveMotionGun - Deszaras' space fortress has a huge cannon that takes a long time to power up. He also uses a cannon called the "Living Metal Destroying Cannon". However, it uses up his energy reserve from {{Hammerspace}}.
* [[WordSaladTitle Word Salad Name]]: Deathsaurus.
* YearsTooEarly