These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Inferred Holocaust: This show being aimed at younger viewers, the only allusions to the wars typical to Transformers series are references to Cybertron being "fallen", and the series' heroes being the last group of rescue Autobots left.
Stuck In Their Shadow: It's discovered in the very first episode that Cody thinks he's stuck in the shadow of his older siblings. Everyone else's behavior towards him doesn't help, like the townspeople often forgetting he's even a member of the Burns family.
Too Dumb to Live: For an island of so-called geniuses they veer into this territory a bit too often.
The king of this trope is probably Mayor Luskey. A lot of problems in Griffin Rock stem from his ego, blame-shifting, and total ineptitude at pretty much everything he does. He's at his worst in "The Vigilant Town", where his demands that an experimental computer meant to protect the town be turned on full power, even after it demonstrates that it's willing to violate civil liberties to perform its function.