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''Robotix'' is a 1985 animated series based on the Creator/MiltonBradley[=/=]Creator/{{Hasbro}} toy of the same name. The original toy was of the construction type, similar to the Erector Set and K’Nex, that included motors, wheels, and pincers.

The series follows the conflict between the peaceful Protectons and the warmongering Terrakors on the alien world of Skalorr, and a group of humans who get caught up in the conflict. It was produced by Creator/SunbowEntertainment and Marvel Productions, and was animated in Japan by Creator/ToeiAnimation, which also animated other cartoons featured on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'' block.

Unlike most animated shows, ''Robotix'' was not a 22-minute cartoon, but was rather a series of fifteen six-minute shorts that aired as part of the Super Sunday half-hour with other animated shows, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BigfootAndTheMuscleMachines''. While ''Jem'' and ''Inhumanoids'' had enough success to be turned into full-fledged series, ''Robotix'' was cancelled after its debut season (as was ''Bigfoot'').

Creator/MarvelComics also produced a single-issue comic book in February 1986, which roughly followed the storyline of the first three episodes of the series.
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!!Tropes:
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All of the Terrakors are bad guys.
* BigBad: Nemesis is the leader of the war-loving Terrakors and tries to prevent the Protectons from restoring Skalorr on their terms.
* BigGood: Argus leads the Protectons in their battles against the evil Terrakors.
* BrainUploading: When the Protectons and the Terrakors are put into stasis, some of them end up having their minds transferred into Robotix bodies.
* {{Cyborg}}: The main characters got their minds transferred into HumongousMecha without their consent.
* DisneyDeath: At one point, Nemesis erases Argus' mind from his Robotix body and replaces it with the mind of another Terrakor named Terragar. Fortunately, the humans and the other Protectons are able to bring Argus back when Compucore reveals that a backup copy of Argus' mind exists.
* DumbMuscle: Goon is a complete moron, which leads to him being subjected to disparaging remarks about his lack of intelligence from the other Terrakors.
* EmergencyTransformation: The Protectons and Terrakors intend to survive a solar flare's devastation by going into [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] deep underground. Afterward though, their central computer decides there is no way for them to survive on the devastated world after all, and transfers the minds of a few of them into [[HumongousMecha giant construction robots]] called [[TitleDrop "robotix."]] Upon awakening, [[BodyHorror they don't take it well.]]
--> '''Argus''': "What has happened? I have ''become'' a Robotix! ''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOO!!!]]''"
* GalacticConqueror: Nemesis' goal is to conquer every race that opposes him.
* LeftHanging: At the end, Nemesis was presumed deceased, but the last moments of the series revealed that he was still alive in space. If the episodes had been picked up as a full series, he and the other Terrakors would have most likely returned to Skalorr to get revenge on the Protectons.
* MerchandiseDriven: Being a cartoon based on a toyline, this is unavoidable.
* NotQuiteDead: The series ends with Nemesis being revealed to have survived the destruction of the Terror Star.
* OutsideContextVillain: When the human characters first appear, they're being pursued by a "battle cruiser" and left for dead on Skalorr. It wasn't explained why they were chasing the humans, or even who they were; they're quickly forgotten about as the Robotix appear.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Narra is the only female Protecton in the series as well as the only female character in general.
* TheStarscream: At one point, Nemesis' minion Tyrannix tries to usurp his position as leader of the Terrakors.
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