Transformers: Robots In Disguise
is an animated series in the Transformers
franchise. The series is a sequel series to Transformers Prime
taking place within the Transformers Aligned Universe
Taking place years after the events of Transformers Prime
, the series follows Bumblebee acting as leader to a new team of Autobots as they return to Earth after a prison ship carrying hundreds of Decepticons crashes there.
This series provides examples of:
- Animal Motifs: The Decepticons exhibit this in this series, with the following tropes applying:
- Art Evolution: The series uses an aggressive mixture of cel shaded CGI with hand-painted backgrounds, as opposed to the full CGI of Prime. The art style has also changed a little. Whilst recognizable traits from the previous series are present, it also looks to be incorporating a little of the cartoony expression of Transformers Animated as well as bearing some similarity to Transformers Rescue Bots.
- Continuity Nod:
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A Dinobot has been announced to be part of the main team of Autobots— namely everyone's favourite Space T.Rex, Grimlock. Notably, he's a Decepticon in this series, which is odd because he's an Autobot in every single other appearance he's had in the Aligned universe, including the Beast Hunters comics, which directly tied the events of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and Transformers Prime together— presumably, something is up that will hopefully be addressed in the series proper.
- Five-Man Band
- Lighter and Softer: The series has been purposefully made to be tonally more "fun" than its predecessor.
- Our Founder: A statue of Optimus Prime, who made it possible for Cybertronians to continue as a society, has been constructed in his honor.
- Punny Name: Bisk the crab Decepticon. As in crab bisque.
- Spirit Advisor: Optimus Prime
- Stock Scream: The Wilhelm scream can be barely heard from a Decepticon who got crushed by Grimlock.
- Took a Level in Badass: Bumblebee is now acting as a new Autobot leader, and he also has a much buffer, more physically imposing form. Looking at his new body head-on, he even seems to have a few design traits in common with Optimus Prime himself.