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YMMV: Transformers Cybertron
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Played with at times, Played Straight at others. Quite a few good guys tend to have red auras, while bad guys often have purple. Autobots' weapon fire is always red with red-and-white explosions, while Decepticons' blasters always have blue beams with purple-and-yellow explosions.
  • Complete Monster: Galvatron becomes one by the end.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Just see the page...
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Crowning Soundtrack Of Awesome (although some would say more so of Galaxy Force than the US remixes/editing)
    • Most of it was unchanged, the US Version just didn't use the Japanese vocal songs. It also inserted Our Ally into a few places where it worked better than the original track. Such as Optimus Prime's last clash with Galvatron.
      • Some fans would say it changed the mood.
      • It did, at that. To some of us the change is welcome. For instance, the use of Our Ally in that last battle made the mood more heroic than somber. Likewise the use of Fierce Battle! Super Mode for the final leg of Galvatron vs. Starscream made it feel more dramatic. But both can easily be viewed on YouTube, so take your pick.
    • The English theme song qualifies, especially due to Optimus Prime's epic Opening Narration and Introdump, as well as that random dramatic announcer heard in the middle of it.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: see One-Scene Wonder
    • Vector Prime is one of the show's biggest enduring elements, and arguably the most popular member of the Thirteen (and it's only "arguably" because The Fallen got a movie). His Fourth Wall Mail Slot (and its subsequent Insecticomics parody) certainly didn't hurt.
  • Growing the Beard
  • HSQ: Especially for those following Transformers since G1.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Megatron/Galvatron. AND Starscream.
    • Sideways tries.
  • One-Scene Wonder: While he technically had a few scenes, Signal Lancer made the most of his final appearence, getting his own transformation sequence.
    "For too long, i've let life pass me by! Now I wanna take part in the grand drama! My legacy will be writ large among the stars!"
  • Tear Jerker: Farewell, Vector Prime.
  • The Scrappy: The human children that inevitably follow the Cybertronians around are usually the scrappy in their series. This was averted for this show, partly because the kids actually had more interesting personalities, but mostly because they weren't Kicker.
  • Second Verse Curse: Cybertron Broke The Curse.
    • To elaborate: After Generation 1, most iterations of the Theme Song left out the "Autobots wage their battles to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons" bit. Cybertron's version brought it back.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Since it came after Transformers Energon, it'd be an improvement anyway. Even so, it's still pretty good.
  • Toy Ship: Coby and Lori.
  • Troperiffic: Plenty of tropes Played Straight, Lampshaded, and Subverted.
  • Woolseyism: The dreaded "uh" and "gimme a break!" of Energon is gone, replaced with what constitutes playful romantic banter when both speakers are in their early teens. Homages and an all-new cast turned into known characters a la Transformers: Robots In Disguise, as well.
    • But mainly, there's the phenomenon that the Transformers Wiki calls "Burning Justice". Galaxy Force was the most "Anime" of the Japan-original Transformers series by far, and the reality-bending powers of wanting something really really hard could make virtually anything happen, with no one treating it as unusual. For Cybertron, this is excised by tying the effects to artifacts that could actually do the things that happened for no reason at all when someone yelled or grunted in the original. It was done so perfectly seamlessly you'd be shocked if you knew the full extent.

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