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->''"Gotta wonder... if God made us in his image, who made him?"''
-->-- '''Sgt. Epps''' (musing about Optimus Prime)

'''''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen''''' is the sequel to the hit film ''{{Film/Transformers}}'', released 2009. It is succeeded by ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.

Two years after the first movie, the Autobots are working alongside Human Special Forces from around the world to deal with random Decepticon arrivals. Sam is heading off to college and has to deal with saying goodbye to Mikaela and encourages Bumblebee to return to the Autobots full time. But when Sam uncovers a fragment of the Allspark, he has secrets of Cybertronian history downloaded into his subconscious mind, including the location of an energon harvester left on Earth by ancient Transformers, the Seven Primes and the founders of their civilization. One of those Primes, known as The Fallen, is [[TheManBehindTheMan the secret mentor]] to Megatron.

When another Allspark fragment revives Megatron, Sam becomes a target so that they can locate one of the most sacred of Cybertronian artifacts, and key to the Harvester, the Matrix of Leadership.

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!!''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Reedman, a robot sharp enough that it cut a soldier in half just through a full-body tackle.
* AerithAndBob: Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Sideways, Mixmaster, Devastator, Demolishor, Scorponok, Ravage... Reedman. Mind you, several characters have weird placeholder names before finalized names are decided, and some accidentally made it into the credits -- Demolisher[=/=]Scavenger is called "Wheelbot", and Rampage is called "Skipjack". It's just that "Reedman" went unnamed onscreen (being the underling of a 'bot who is never heard to speak) and doesn't have any merchandise for a more Transformery name to be used on, either. Keeping "Reedman" seems to have just happened, rather than being intended.
* AncientAstronauts: The Primes came to Africa around 17,000 BC. The Fallen himself seems to have inspired the look of Egyptian Pharaohs.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: According to this film, the Pentagon is in Washington D.C., not Virginia. Egypt and Jordan share a border (there's a little country named Israel between them), the Pyramids are portrayed as being in walking distance of the Sphinx (close, but not quite), the Valley of the Kings (thousands of miles away) and Petra (in a completely different country).
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: The Fallen looks like he's wearing an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh's headdress. Fitting, because [[spoiler:the Star Harvester is hidden within the Great Pyramid of Giza.]]
* AsYouKnow: Galloway goes through this on a "secure" satellite line, detailing both the location of Megatron's corpse and the Allspark fragment. Naturally, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Soundwave is listening in.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Optimus, Megatron and, more surprisingly, Sam.]]
* BadassGrandpa: The geriatric Jetfire still kicks major ass.
* BadHumorTruck: Skids and Mudflap's original altmode was an ice cream truck, one of them forming the front and the other the back.
-->'''Sign on their combined altmode:''' (Decepticon symbol) Suck my popsicle!
* TheBeautifulElite: During the college and France portions, aside from maybe Sam's parents, nobody on the set is ugly. ESPECIALLY the women. Leo [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, apparently taking credit for it using some hacking trick to get all the hot chicks into his dorm.
* BenevolentBoss: General Morshower, commander of NEST. He backs up Major Lennox and his Autobot[=/=]Special Forces admirably, no matter how many a--holes question them.
-->'''Gen. Morshower:''' Let me stop you right there, Mr. Galloway. It was vetted ''right here''. Major Lennox and his team have demonstrated the '''highest''' quality judgement. If he says it was necessary, that's good enough for me.
* BifurcatedWeapon: Jetfire's cane.
* BlowYouAway: Optimus [[spoiler:uses the backblast of his Jetfire thrusters to blast Megatron through some Egyptian ruins]].
* BrassBalls: Devastator has two giant wrecking balls in a very suspicious area when combined.
* BrokenFaceplate: During the forest battle, Megatron delivers a powerful kick to Optimus that completely shatters his iconic faceplate. He even has to spit some pieces of it out of his mouth after being blasted across the forest.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: "Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing."
* {{Catapult}}: The missile on Soundwave's toy is actually [[PantheraAwesome Ravage]].
* ColossusClimb: The twins attempt one on Devastator.
* CombiningMecha
** Devastator
** The twins start out having a combined Altmode: a beat-up, old fashioned ice cream truck. Supposedly they were originally going to combine in robot mode as well (which is presumably why they're lopsided on opposite sides)
** In the climax of ''ROTF'', [[spoiler:when Jetfire's spark is merged with Optimus, his body essentially rebuilds itself around Optimus.]] This also doubles as a throwback to ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
** The Arcees were designed with combination in mind, in order to give their robot mode more mass in comparison with the other characters. This was eventually cut, but you can find art of the combined mode with a quick image search and in ''one'' panel of the tie-in comic.
* ContinuityNod
** Simmons kept Frenzy's decapitated head in his basement.
** During a long shot of Decepticons gathering their forces, you can see the [[TheCameo minesweeper alternate mode of Bonecrusher]] among them. The robot CGI model is only used briefly, through smoke and behind a building, likely because of his major scene in the first film.
* CoolOldGuy: Jetfire
* CyberCyclops: Ravage
* DareToBeBadass:
-->'''Sam:''' You're Optimus Prime, you don't need me.\\
'''Optimus:''' Yes we do, Sam. More than you know.\\\
'''Optimus:''' [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: Jetfire
* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler: In which Arcee [[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Transformers__Revenge_of_the_Fallen_2009.aspx?Page=6 gets blown up real good]]. This after much expectation that she would actually do something of note.]] Ironhide and the other Autobots from the first movie, except for Bumblebee and Optimus, of course, share something of a total of 10 lines between the lot of them. Meanwhile, these [[OneSceneWonder memorable characters]] were replaced with [[TheScrappy the Twins]].
* TheDeterminator: Megatron, in the final battle, makes it his personal mission to ensure Sam does not reach Prime's body with The Matrix of Leadership, ''alive''. He becomes the only Decepticon that actually survives "Operation: Firestorm" and actually charges right into a barrage of tank fire, just to get one shot to kill Sam. [[spoiler:Which, he does. Unfortunately for him... [[BackFromTheDead it doesn't last]].]]
* DeusExMachina: The film has a classic example. When Devastator climbs the pyramid, Simmons [[spoiler: manages to somehow contact a nearby warship captain on a hand radio and convinces him to use a "railgun" super weapon. This weapon obliterates Devastator and yet was not mentioned previously in either of the two movies, nor was it used again. It seems like a pretty handy weapon to have and even of a superior technology to that of The Transformers. It also seems odd that it was not used again, since The Fallen stands in the exact same place only a few moments later.]]
** To a lesser extent, The Matrix of Leadership might also be considered a Deus Ex Machina [[spoiler: as near the end it is revealed that this tool which is used to power a super weapon, is also the only thing that can bring Optimus Prime (and Sam) back to life.]]
** An almost literal example of the classic meaning in ''Revenge of the Fallen''. When [[spoiler: Sam dies at the end of the film, he is pretty clearly dead. Resuscitation isn't working, the medic calls it, this is one downer of an ending as our hero is dead and gone. Then, we are suddenly transported to some sort of weird robot FluffyCloudHeaven, where the original Primes tell him he has earned the Matrix of Leadership, and he comes back to life.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Megatron presses Sam down on an operating table while remarking that it feels good to hold the boy's flesh and then sticks things into him. And he was all on top of Starscream... It would seem this is the Legion form of Megatron...
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: The Fallen broadcasts an ultimatum to the entire world to hand over Sam by ''having Megatron grab onto the antenna on top of the Empire State Building.'' (Though Soundwave did hijack communications for the entire movie...)
* DoubleEntendre: The [[KavorkaMan astronomy professor]]'s spiel is ''loaded'' with them.
* DummiedOut: Done indirectly with the Autobot motorcycle figures - leaving out the third one from the toyline resulted in two Autobot sisters with the components intended for a ''three-part'' mecha form.
* DynamicEntry
** [[spoiler:Scorponok]] gets one of these. It doesn't go as planned, though.
** Bumblebee makes one against Rampage, starting his third BigDamnHeroes moment of the film.
* ExtraStrengthMasquerade / WeirdnessCensor: ''ROTF'' hits these '''hard'''. Bay claims that the events of the first movie had, by the time of the second movie, been covered up and entirely forgotten about it to the point where it's laughed off as just a joke. Think about that for a moment. Giant alien robots demolish several blocks of a US city, kill what is likely hundreds of people in the process, and less than two years later it's dismissed as just a joke?\\\
[[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary materials]] provide a much less ridiculous explanation; yes, the people know it ''happened'', but they ''don't'' know that it was aliens who did it. The government put forth a cover story claiming that prototype search-and-rescue robots (human-built) went haywire and escaped into Mission City, going on a destructive rampage through the area.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** Optimus Prime tears The Fallen's face off of his robotic skull before punching through his chest and tearing out (and crushing) his spark core. As The Fallen's eyes flicker off, he sags to the ground, [[SymbolicBlood liquid metal dripping out of his mouth]]. As this happens, Optimus proclaims: "[[BondOneLiner I rise, you fall]]." Granted, The Fallen had been trying to use a Solar Harvester to drain the energy of Earth's sun and Optimus [[PapaWolf was defending the world]], but that doesn't change the gruesomeness of The Fallen's death.
** Ravage's death at Bumblebee's hands-in slow motion his SPINE is ripped out, goo hanging off it, then used as a club. Or even Grindor's robo-brains spraying all over the forest when his head is ripped in two by Optimus.
** And Jetfire crushing Scorponok's head flat with his fist. Devastator being blown into at least a dozen pieces by the railgun.
* FanDisservice
** Did we ''really'' need to see a closeup of Turturro's thong-clad ass?
** How about Devastator's "scrotum"?
* FantasticRacism:
** The Fallen's only apparent reason for wanting to destroy Earth and starting the war that destroyed his homeworld was a general and strong hatred for humanity. Considering on his first encounter they were as dangerous to him as ants are to humans, one can only wonder.
** Megatron on the other hand, has a more justifiable reason. [[Film/{{Transformers}} He was kept frozen for centuries, and his body was poked, prodded and studied by the guys at Sector 7, in order to help create modern technology, whilst referring to him with the demeaning acronym of "N. B. E.-01"]]. And [[WordOfGod apparently]], he was [[AndIMustScream conscious the entire time this was happening]].
* FauxActionGirl: The Arcees. At first glance, they're among the more interesting of the new Autobots introduced: a trio of female motorcycle Transformers. We're set up to expect a CrowningMomentOfAwesome from them, since they're {{Fragile Speedster}}s with the emphasis on "fragile".
* FiveBadBand: The Decepticons form one:
** BigBad: The Fallen
** TheDragon: Megatron
** TheDragon (to Megatron) / DarkChick / TheStarscream: [[TropeNamer Starscream]]
** EvilGenius: Soundwave
** TheBrute: Devastator
* ForeignQueasine: Looks like escargots disagree with Sam's parents.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Under the influence of the Allspark, Sam rambles in Astronomy class about the [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon "Sentinel Prime expedition"]], and explains (while writing what appears to be an equation in Cyberglyphics) what might possibly be the Space Bridge.
-->'''Robert Epps:''' If God made us in his image, [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction who made him?]] (Referring to Optimus)
* FruitCart: Shows up at one point during the police chase in the Middle East.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Just before Optimus kills the chopper-bot Grindor, he hacks off the latter's rotor-wielding arm - being formed from his tail rotor, and it ''flies unaided'' into the background as the battle continues.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Mikaela during a few scenes in the desert... in slo-mo, no less, and at an completely inappropriate time.
* GayParee: A brief scene of Sam's parents in Paris includes all the requisite clichés: [[ForeignQueasine disgusting escargots]], annoying mimes, the Arc de Triomphe...
* GeekyTurnOn: "Camshafts".
* GenderFlip: A mild reversal of expected gender roles with Sam going off to college while Mikaela works in her father's motorcycle repair shop.
* [[TearOffYourFace Give Me Your FACE]]!
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Optimus does this to Galloway while stating that YouAreNotReady... with a finger nearly the size of the man's arm.
* AGodAmI: Played for laughs by Professor Colan. He claims to be "the Alpha and the Omega", thus comparing himself to God.
* GrievousHarmWithABody
** When Optimus Prime is triple-teamed by Megatron, Starscream, and Grindor, he is seen at one point beating Starscream with his own severed arm before [[spoiler:being killed by Megatron]]. Of course, being a robot, Starscream is able to retrieve his arm and reattach it afterward... after Megatron hit him with it a couple times too.
** In the last battle, [[spoiler:Optimus Prime (now combined with Jetfire) manages to make Megatron shoot himself in the face.]]
** After Bumblebee [[spoiler:kills Ravage... by peeling him... he uses what's left to smack Rampage in the face.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Jetfire and Wheelie.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: All the Autobots possess this trope to some degree, but it is actually [[spoiler:Ex-Agent Simmons]] who takes this to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome an all new level of awesome.]]
* IHaveComeTooFar: Sam in the later stages of the movie.
* ItsAllMyFault: Sam blames himself for [[spoiler:the death of Optimus at Megatron's hands]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Biggest one would have to be Galloway.
-->'''Epps:''' Really don't like that dude. He's an ASS-HOLE.
* JiveTurkey: If you thought Jazz was a little heavy on this in the first movie, the Twins really crank it up, with most people thinking they went too far.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Starscream, of course.
* LetsGetDangerous: The Twins as they step up and take on Devastator.
* TheLoad: Sam himself acts very much as The Load to the rest of the Transformers. His only purpose is to have a head (and later, a sock) full of the {{Macguffin}} and to get it where it needs to go, and since that job requires him to run across a battlefield full of giant robots....
* LongDistanceRelationship: Sam and Mikaela try this. It starts falling apart before the end of the first day. This is largely due to a combination of Transformers and [[spoiler:a "girl" named]] Alice, who is all over Sam.
* MadnessMantra: "KITTEN CALENDAR KITTEN CALENDAR KITTEN CALENDAR--"
* ManBehindTheMan: The Fallen is [[spoiler:Megatron's master, and the real instigator of the civil war that killed Cybertron.]]
* [[{{MarijuanaIsLSD}} Marijuana Is Meth]]: The mom buys some pot brownies (openly on a crowded college campus in the middle of the day), eats them, and proceeds to run wild, at one point tackling a stranger from behind to the ground and hitting on her husband after he pins her to the ground. Apparently the writers took the movie Film/ReeferMadness as a serious documentary on pot.
* MsFanservice: Mikaela Banes, not surprising considering she's played by Megan Fox, she shows more skin in this movie than in the last film, her clothing in this film mainly consists of sleveeless shirts and dresses
* TheNapoleon: Wheelie assumed the checkpoint guard fits this trope.
-->'''Wheelie:''' [[HypocriticalHumor Little guys are mean.]] Tell him he's tall.
* NotUsingTheZedWord: The actual term "Transformers" wasn't mentioned at all in the first film (they did use the word "transformer" as in ''electrical'' transformer), they instead referred to the robots by their faction name or just as robots. ''ROTF'' does have Simmons refer to the robots as ''The'' Transformers.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Doubled-over. [[spoiler:Mikaela walks in on Alice basically sexually assaulting Sam. It really ''isn't'' what it looks like; not only were they not making out, but Alice is ''also'' a Decepticon. It ''still'' didn't help Sam's damaging relationship with Mikaela.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Galloway.
* OhCrap: During this little exchange during the desert battle.
-->'''Epps:''' "I hope those F-16s got good aim."
-->'''Lennox:''' "Yeah? Why's that?"
-->'''Epps:''' "I told them to hit the orange smoke." ''(orange smoke drifts between them)''
-->'''Lennox:''' "You mean ''that'' orange smoke?"
-->'''Epps:''' "It wasn't my best toss..."
* OrificeInvasion: Sam gets more than his share of alien robot probing.
* OurHeroIsDead: [[spoiler:Optimus Prime; Sam]]
* OutrunTheFireball: [[spoiler:Subverted in the climax; Sam outruns the blast, but so does Megatron, who shoots him. Sam dies... then comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* OverrankedSoldier: Chief Master Sergeant Epps. From Technical Sergeant (E6) to Chief Master Sergeant (E9) in two years? And he's still in the field? AND by federal law only 1% of the ENTIRE Air Force can be that rank?
* PleaseGetOffMe: [[MsFanservice Mikaela]] finds herself [[AccidentalInnuendo on top]] after she and Leo end up in a pile after being teleported to a point roughly twenty or thirty feet over Egypt. Leo has the presence of mind to note that it's a dream come true to find such a beautiful woman land in his lap... except that she accidentally performed a gravity-assisted GroinAttack during her landing.
* PowerOfLove: When [[spoiler:Sam dies]], though it's partially this trope and partially [[spoiler:the efforts of a group of powerful and long-dead Primes]].
* PostAsskickingOneLiner: After Jetfire takes care of Mixmaster and [[spoiler: Scorponok rips through his torso, he's still able to crush his head.]] he delivers this gem, "I'm too old for this crap.
** Also Sideswipe's "Damn I'm good."
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Jetfire
* ReactionShot
** During one tense scene, [[MoodWhiplash the film keeps cutting back to Leo's whimpering face]].
** There's also Mikaela covering her mouth to keep from screaming when she and Sam are being stalked by the Decepticons.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
** General Morshower embodies this. He supports his NEST team 100 percent and then some.
** Optimus has shades of this as well.
* RedShirts: Human (mostly American) soldiers during the opening battle.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Sam says it isn't his war and he just [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be normal]] (in the novelization, he also mentions that his last adventure gave him a bad back, and he's too young for chronic pain like that). It goes without saying TheCall not only [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive knows where he goes to school but also where his parents plan to vacation]].
* TheRightHandOfDoom
** Skids and Mudflap each have one hand much larger than the other; this is evidently leftover from the stage when they were planned to have a combined robot mode.
** Megatron's gun arm in comparison to the other. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:ROTF_Leader_Megatron.jpg Look at his toy!]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Sam obsessive-compulsively decorates his dorm room with Cybertronian symbols while under the influence of the [=AllSpark=].
* SayMyName: In addition to screaming for Optimus, Sam calls out for Bumblebee no less than three times. Advanced alien robots might have superior hearing, but maybe he's trying to be heard over all the explosions (or Sam just has tinnitus).
* ShoutOut:
** One to ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', the Decepticon meteorites striking Paris, along with people running from collapsing buildings.
** No matter its use, the ammo-less electro magnetic weapon nicknamed a rail gun that resides on an aircraft carrier matches the description, and fires in an almost identical way, to the MacGuffin weapons in ''Film/{{Eraser}}''. Makes it somewhat more acceptable knowing that.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Sideswipe versus Sideways... "Damn, I'm good."
* SmugSnake: Galloway. Oh so much.
* SnapBack
** At the end of the first movie, Bumblebee's damaged voicebox was repaired. However, at the start of ''ROTF'', he still doesn't speak normally. Sam says that he ''could'' but he's deliberately playing it up and trying to be cute.
*** A tie-in comic reveals that 'Bee's voicebox was damaged again in a battle between the two films... which isn't much better than the "trying to be cute" explanation.
** A smaller-scale case occurs during the battle in Egypt: Ravage claws off part of Bumblebee's faceplate, but once Rampage goes down, Bumblebee's pristine.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Fallen.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Most of the movie focuses on Sam, Mikaela, Leo, the Twins and Bumblebee.
* TheStarscream: The film ''somewhat'' answers the concerns about the treacherous nature of this universe's Starscream. Apparently, he deliberately left Megatron to die on Earth at the end of the last film just for the opportunity to become Decepticon leader. [[BackFromTheDead Unfortunately for him]]... Megatron is none too pleased by that notion.
* StrawmanPolitical: ObstructiveBureaucrat Director Galloway is specifically described as President Obama's National Security Advisor and repeatedly states that he acts on behalf of the president. He spends the whole film making bad security decisions and butting heads with the military, following common conservative accusations that the Obama administration is weak on defense. Galloway also unsubtly represents the views of American-Iraq war detractors. Namely that the "autobots presence encourages more Decepticons to attack" and that we should try "diplomacy with the Decepticons".
* StuffBlowingUp: It's a Bay movie, so that's a given, but ''Fallen'' has apparently set a Guinness record for the largest explosion with the actual actors in the shot. According to Shia on ''TheTonightShow'', it used ''one thousand'' gallons of gas. It also took about seven months to plan, set up and execute... which was about the length of time to complete principal photography for the movie as a whole.
* SuggestiveCollision: Mikaela lands face-down in Leo's crotch after a space bridge mishap. Subverted in that Leo notes he'd normally enjoy having a hot woman's face in his lap, but in this case he's worried she [[GroinAttack crushed something on impact]].
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Jetfire kills himself to allow his parts to superpower Optimus into killing the Fallen.]]
* TelephonePolearm: During the forest battle, several trees are used as bludgeons by the combattants.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Mikaela gets one as she [[spoiler:rams Alice into a streetlamp while behind the wheel of a car. "Kiss this, bitch!"]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Skids and Mudflap.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
** Sideswipe has a version of this; he fires one of his retractable blades into Sideways' hood, then presses down on it and drives the blade into the ground, effectively forcing Sideways ''to bisect himself by driving through it''.
** During the forest fight, Optimus throws one of his swords into Grindor's thigh, taking the Decepticon out of the battle for a brief period (enough to [[GrievousHarmWithABody beat Starscream up with his own arm]]).
* TookALevelInBadass: Optimus Prime. He was already a {{Badass}} in the first movie, but only just about as much as the other robots, and was brutally owned by Megatron. Not so in this movie. Although [[spoiler:Megatron does kill him ([[DisneyDeath temporarily]])]], Optimus is an absolute ''berserker'' and is responsible for most of the movie's kills, and now has a penchant for {{Gory Discretion Shot}}s involving ripping Decepticon faces apart.
* UncannyValleyGirl: [[spoiler:Alice]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: [[spoiler:"Alice" is a Transformer that A) is not giant, and B) [[ParanoiaFuel can literally look like humans]]. Worse yet, she acts in this capacity ''as a Decepticon, [[AdultFear directly luring/pressing Sam into bed so she can attack him]]''. You would think the fact that '''Megatron has shapeshifting Terminators capable of seducing and sexually assaulting human beings on his payroll''' would cause some serious turning of heads as to just how dangerous these robots really are, but she barely gets any mention after Sam and Mikaela kick her ass. Granted, Pretenders are a thing in the original cartoons, but still…]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:A wounded Megatron makes a strategic retreat after Optimus kills The Fallen, on Starscream's suggestion that "Sometimes, cowards ''do'' survive."]]
* VillainOpeningScene: The very first scene in the film shows The Fallen terrorising a group of primitive humans in Africa during 17,000 BC, whilst his followers are busy building the Harvester.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Combined with WackyCollege once Leo shows up.
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:The human-developed top-secret railgun used to blow up Devastator.]]
* WeaponizedExhaust: Optimus blasts Megatron ''through a wall'' with [[spoiler:Jetfire's turbines.]]
* WeaponizedLandmark: The Pyramid of Khafre, although [[spoiler:it's not so much that the pyramid ''is'' a weapon so much that a weapon is ''inside'' it.]]
* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Inverted, when Sam tried to convince Leo and his fellow bloggers that the footage from China was faked. They, having spent months blogging about such events, are justifiably skeptical.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Witwicky's college was not given a specific location outside of it being far enough away to require a plane ride. Unlike most examples, there was [[ExecutiveMeddling a reason]] why it was unnamed.
* YouAreNotReady: The Autobots won't share advanced weapon technology. Optimus explains that he is well aware that the military would likely point such weapons at non-Deception targets and will not be party to such a slaughter. (They actually make a blanket refusal to share any of their technology at all.)
* YouCantGetYeFlask: Mikaela wants Sam to tell her "I love you,", and she won't accept synonyms.
* YourCheatingHeart: Bumblebee actually plays the TropeNamer song to remind Sam of the trope when Sam is in the car with Alice.
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