YMMV: Transformers Rescue Bots

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: "The Last of Morocco" brought a few interpretations on the titular Doctor involving his relationship with Jules Verne. He admitted that his chamber of youth was stolen (and did so only to himself, when he thought no one was listening), but in this episode we learn that the key component was a gift from Verne, and Morocco himself engineered the chamber. Did he really value his friendship with Verne? Was he just a narcissist who only pretended to befriend him to get Verne's technology? Or, as Verne believes, was he once a good man who's greed and ambition drove him to the dark side? Was his statement of theft just him being in denial that he once trusted someone who showed kindness to him?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: the comparison between the G1 Blades and the Rescue Bots Blades can result in this.
  • 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.
  • Moe: Blades.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Dr. Morocco crosses his when he basically orders the Morbot to kill Cody and Frankie.
  • Periphery Demographic: there's at least a few fans of the show out there outside of the intended Pre-school age range…
  • 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.
    • Even keeping in mind that these are simplified stories to be told in 20 minutes, how could the Bots or the Burnes not have any security at all guarding the Autobot section of the rescue bay?
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: In "Small Blessings," after they rescue Hayley, Dani tells Kade to remove Hayley's Minivan which has fallen and blocked the Dam, and Kade blows her off saying he'll do it later as he's got a date. While Kade is being an irresponsible muscle head (having endangered both himself, Heatwave and Hayley all to impress her), Dani herself doesn't bother to remove the blockage with Blades, and seems content to leave the hazardous debris there for Kade to deal with "later."