''Beast Wars NEO'' is a Japanese ''{{Transformers}}'' spinoff from 1999 - 2000, made to bridge the gap between the first and second seasons of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Its a sequel series to ''Anime/BeastWarsII''-- the updated story starts with the battle between Maximal and Predacon factions for possession of an energy source called Angolmois. The lone [[OneManArmy Big Convoy]] is assigned the task of being teacher to a group of young recruits against Magmatron's group. By the end of the series, however, both forces unite to oppose the wrath of the [[EldritchAbomination dark god]] [[ContinuityNod Unicron.]]


* ActionHoggingOpening: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7nEtz8t0lc The second opener]] to the series has a lot more action in it than the rest of the series.
* BigBad: Magmatron, although by the midway point, his Predacons cede that role to the Blendtrons.
* CampGay: Dead End has touches of it
* DetachmentCombat: Magmatron can break into 3 distinct forms when going beast-mode, a Giganotosaurus, Elasmosaurus and a Quetzalcoatlus.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Every Predacon, save a few, are dinosaurs.
* LandSeaSky: Magmatron has his units Landsaur, Skysaur and Seasaur.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The Blendatrons/Fuzors are painfully aware of this being [[LEGOGenetics chimeras]] of a sort:
** [[TheUnpronounceable Rartorarta]], a lionfish/hornet hybrid
** Elephorca an elephant/orca hybrid
** Drancron a dragonfly/lizard hybrid
* ImprobableWeaponUser / BifurcatedWeapon / WaveMotionGun: Break with his Anchor-Shot ''(shoots little anchors)'', Cohrada with Hand Vute ''(vacuum shockwave)'', Mach Kick with Tail Tomahawk ''(ax/whip hybrid)'', and Longrack who, as a giraffe, is the strongest member with his Crush Arm attack ''(super strength)''.
* PaletteSwap: Most of the later Maximals and Predacons are actually redecos of some American toys.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rartorata has a name that, up until 2007, could not be made to make sense no matter how it was spelled.