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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He ''loves'' Earth culture and entertainment.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: He ''loves'' Earth culture and entertainment.



* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: He enjoys Earth music.



* DroneDeployer

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* DroneDeployerDroneDeployer: Much like Soundwave, Blaster can deploy Mini-Cassettes. However, it wasn't until ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' where he finally got his own set of cassette-bots.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: He enjoys Earth music.



* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Like most Junkions, he enjoys Earth television shows and movies. The tfwiki notes that he may be the only being in the universe who likes clowns.


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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Like most Junkions, he enjoys Earth television shows and movies. The tfwiki notes that he may be the only being in the universe who likes clowns.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: While he was always an insufferable narcissist, he was at his worst in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersWarForCybertronTrilogy'', where his pride culminated in him believing that he was the one worthy of the Matrix of Leadership to the point that he attacked Alpha Trion to snitch the Matrix from him. This resulted in him being [[TrappedInAnotherWorld banished into the Dead Universe]], where [[BreakTheHaughty his ego was shattered]] and he [[HeelRealization came to acknowledge the errors of his ways]].
* BreakTheHaughty: His ''WesternAnimation/TransformersWarForCybertronTrilogy'' incarnation had his ego shattered after he was banished into the Dead Universe, spending countless millenias trapped alone with his own mind being his only company.


** ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' volume 3 has Bumblebee as her paramour [[spoiler: and [[MyEyesAreLeaking she mourns his death]] at the hands of the Serpent Organic Robot, aka Serpent.O.R.]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' ''ComicBook/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' volume 3 has Bumblebee as her paramour [[spoiler: and [[MyEyesAreLeaking she mourns his death]] at the hands of the Serpent Organic Robot, aka Serpent.O.R.]].


* YoungerThanHeLooks: His ''Wings of Honor'' self was pretty young at the start of the war, only finding Dion younger than he was, but he aged pretty fast, like Alpha Trion, because most of his comrades went into stasis, went to earth and fell to stasis, or went elsewhere, and he aged faster due to a shortage of energon.

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* YoungerThanHeLooks: His ''Wings of Honor'' self was pretty young at the start of the war, only finding Dion younger than he was, but he aged pretty fast, like Alpha Trion, because most of his comrades went into stasis, went to earth and fell to stasis, or went elsewhere, and he aged faster due to a shortage of energon.
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The triple changer Broadside is most notable for being intensely acrophobic ''and'' aquaphobic. His fears are exacerbated thanks to his alternate modes being a plane and an aircraft carrier, respectively. Despite his fears, he's quite a decent warrior, being one of the esteemed Wreckers. Thanks to his carrier mode's sheer size -- and the dearth of aquatic Transformers[[note]]At the time of Broadside's debut, the only other option was the tiny Seaspray. Aquatic Transformers are ''still'' a rare sight even today.[[/note]] -- Broadside most frequently served as the Autobot's aquatic transport during the G1 cartoon.

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The triple changer Broadside is most notable for being intensely acrophobic ''and'' aquaphobic. His fears are exacerbated thanks to his alternate modes being a plane and an aircraft carrier, respectively. Despite carrier only exacerbate his fears, fears. Even so, he's quite a decent warrior, being one of the esteemed Wreckers. Thanks to his carrier mode's sheer size -- and the dearth of aquatic Transformers[[note]]At the time of Broadside's debut, the only other option was the tiny Seaspray. Aquatic Transformers are ''still'' a rare sight even today.to this day.[[/note]] -- Broadside most frequently served as the Autobot's aquatic transport during the G1 cartoon.


Part of the Wreckers. He also serves as the Autobot's "cab" during the G1 cartoon (ala Jetfire and Omega Supreme).

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Part The triple changer Broadside is most notable for being intensely acrophobic ''and'' aquaphobic. His fears are exacerbated thanks to his alternate modes being a plane and an aircraft carrier, respectively. Despite his fears, he's quite a decent warrior, being one of the esteemed Wreckers. He also serves Thanks to his carrier mode's sheer size -- and the dearth of aquatic Transformers[[note]]At the time of Broadside's debut, the only other option was the tiny Seaspray. Aquatic Transformers are ''still'' a rare sight even today.[[/note]] -- Broadside most frequently served as the Autobot's "cab" aquatic transport during the G1 cartoon (ala Jetfire and Omega Supreme).cartoon.

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** SixthRanger: Strafe and Slash, being females and the latter one a CanonImmigrant.


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* GentleGiantSauropod: As mentioned above, Sludge the ''apatosaurus'' is the biggest of the Dinobots, and usually the least aggressive.


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* TemperCeratops: Slag is a Triceratops and he certainly has a very short temper.


* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He also has a low self-esteem stemming from feeling that he's TheLoad. Sometimes he mopes about this.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He also has a low self-esteem stemming from feeling that he's TheLoad. Sometimes he mopes about this.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' Trailbreaker was one of many characters who disappeared from the plot to make way for new toys. One draft of the film had him at Autobot City as a casualty of the battle while another had him survive. He was ultimately cut from the film altogether.


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* BigDamnHeroes: He reveals himself to have been disguised as a martian spacecraft at the climax of the ''Mars Attacks: The Transformers'' one-shot and deals a decisive blow to the martian forces.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Swoop is the only Dinobot capable of self-powered flight, on account of his beast mode being a Pteranodon.


* PaletteSwap: Of Bluestreak.

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* PaletteSwap: Of Bluestreak. Smokescreen not only has a new color scheme, but his car mode has a larger front fender. He was also given a rear spoiler, a trait usually unique to him until many later toys gave it to Prowl and Bluestreak.



* SmokeOut: Often creates clouds smoke to help himself and his fellow Autobots escape pursuers.

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* SmokeOut: Often creates clouds of smoke to help himself and his fellow Autobots escape pursuers.


* InsufferableGenius: His huge form is dwarfed by his massive ego. However, he does have the skills and power to back it up, though.

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* InsufferableGenius: His huge form is dwarfed by his massive ego. However, he does have the skills and power to back it up, though. His ''Earthrise'' figure further highlights this, as his space shuttle component now bears the (rather fitting) name ''Magnificence''.


* AdaptationalBadass: His lynx component for his ''Earthrise'' figure retains the ability to transform into a transport platform, but ''also'' gains new functionality by being able to additionally convert into a launch platform for his space shuttle component.



** In the Japanese G1 continuity, he vanishes come the beginning of ''Headmasters'' (because of the complicated legal issues behind his toy meaning he wasn't sold in Japan, issues that were later rectified when Tomy, who made the original toy, merged with Takara in 2005, and Sky Lynx's original G1 toy finally got a Japanese release in 2008).

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** In the Japanese G1 continuity, he vanishes come the beginning of ''Headmasters'' (because of the ''Headmasters''. This was due to complicated legal issues behind his G1 toy meaning he wasn't that prohibited him from being sold in Japan, Japan. To wit, the toy was licensed by Hasbro for release in other territories from a company called Toy Box. Because of this, Takara was not keen to promote another company's products and could not release the toy in Japan anyway even if they wanted to. These issues that were later rectified resolved when Tomy, who made the original toy, Takara merged with Takara Tomy, one of its longtime competitors, in 2005, 2005. After the merger, a member of Takara's ''Transformers'' development team discovered the plans and molds for Sky Lynx's original G1 toy among Tomy's holdings, and it was discovered that Toy Box was ''not'' the toy's manufacturer, but had in fact licensed Tomy to manufacture the toy on its behalf. This discovery paved the way for Sky Lynx's G1 toy to finally got receive a Japanese release in 2008).2008.



* InsufferableGenius: His huge form is dwarfed by his massive ego. He's got the skills and power to back it up, though.

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* FantasticRacism: Downplayed. In the episode ''Thief in the Night'', after Fort Knox is stolen by Trypticon and "dinosaur transform static" is detected at the scene, Scamper and Six-Gun proceed to interrogate every Autobot with such static, including the Dinobots and Sky Lynx. Sky Lynx is clearly miffed at being lumped together with the Dinobots and voices his objections quite vocally.
* InsufferableGenius: His huge form is dwarfed by his massive ego. He's got However, he does have the skills and power to back it up, though.


** Though the ''GI Joe. Vs. The Transformers'' version of them hints they were originally Cybertron-built Autobots and not QUITE as stupid initially (emphasis on "initially"; Grimlock goes to his traditional characterisation in the third mini-series, though he admits at the end of it, Franchise/GIJoe didn't fit the "puny and weak" characterization he had of humans).

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** Though the ''GI Joe. Vs. The Transformers'' ''ComicBook/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' version of them hints they were originally Cybertron-built Autobots and not QUITE as stupid initially (emphasis on "initially"; Grimlock goes to his traditional characterisation in the third mini-series, though he admits at the end of it, Franchise/GIJoe didn't fit the "puny and weak" characterization he had of humans).



** Or were Dinobots originally ''time-warped Autobots'' sent to dinosaur time on Earth by Teletraan 3 to be ''made into'' Dinobots? (as was shown in ''ComicBook/GIJoe vs. ComicBook/TheTransformers'' Volume #2 Issue #4.)

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** Or were Dinobots originally ''time-warped Autobots'' sent to dinosaur time on Earth by Teletraan 3 to be ''made into'' Dinobots? (as was shown in ''ComicBook/GIJoe vs. ComicBook/TheTransformers'' ''ComicBook/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' Volume #2 Issue #4.)



** ''Franchise/GIJoe vs. The Transformers'' volume 3 has Bumblebee as her paramour [[spoiler: and [[MyEyesAreLeaking she mourns his death]] at the hands of the Serpent Organic Robot, aka Serpent.O.R.]].

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** ''Franchise/GIJoe vs. The Transformers'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' volume 3 has Bumblebee as her paramour [[spoiler: and [[MyEyesAreLeaking she mourns his death]] at the hands of the Serpent Organic Robot, aka Serpent.O.R.]].


* SnipingMission: Near the end of ''Franchise/GIJoe vs. WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' Optimus has to bring down the Solar-Powered Satellite as it has become a KillSat run wild. To do this, he rips the [[ArmCannon fusion cannon]] off the right arm of the defeated Megatron and puts it on ''his own'' right arm. With the Cannon mounted, the targeting data obtained from Mainframe and Sci-Fi, and a full energon cube to fuel the Cannon, he takes aim and destroys the Satellite.

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* SnipingMission: Near the end of ''Franchise/GIJoe vs. WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' ''ComicBook/GIJoeVsTheTransformers'' Optimus has to bring down the Solar-Powered Satellite as it has become a KillSat run wild. To do this, he rips the [[ArmCannon fusion cannon]] off the right arm of the defeated Megatron and puts it on ''his own'' right arm. With the Cannon mounted, the targeting data obtained from Mainframe and Sci-Fi, and a full energon cube to fuel the Cannon, he takes aim and destroys the Satellite.


* [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic The Weird Al]]: In his G1 themesong and his Animated counterpart.

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* [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic The Weird Al]]: In his G1 themesong and his Animated counterpart.


* SavedByCanon: They are deactivated in the ''Secrets & Lies'' miniseries and the ending narration implies that Grimlock isn't coming back, but the fact thst the miniseries is a prequel to the Marvel Comics continuity means that they are destined to eventually be uncovered and revived by Ratchet.

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* SavedByCanon: They are deactivated in the ''Secrets & Lies'' miniseries and the ending narration implies that Grimlock isn't coming back, but the fact thst that the miniseries is a prequel to the Marvel Comics continuity means that they are destined to eventually be uncovered and revived by Ratchet.

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