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* ManchurianAgent: Red Alert turns out to be one for Sentinel Prime. Turns out, Red Alert's famous paranoia was actually a subconscious reaction to the programming: he knew that something wasn't right all along.


* CrazyPrepared: Sentinel turns out to have had [[MindRape Mnemnosurgery]] done on dozens of unwitting Autobots back when he was in charge of the Senate's security forces, just in case he ever needed a brainwashed militia.

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Sentinel turns out to have had [[MindRape Mnemnosurgery]] done on dozens of unwitting Autobots back when he was in charge of the Senate's security forces, just in case he ever needed a brainwashed militia.militia.
** While Fortress Maximus is piloting a Titan to fight the undead Titans Sentinel has unleashed, Prowl says that he's going to need a Plan P. Cerebros says he means Plan B, at which point Prowl says he knows what he said.
* DecompositeCharacter: in the original cartoon and comic book, Cerebros was an Autobot who formed the head of Fortress Maximus (and had Spike Witwhicky form his own head). In Titans Return, he's not a headmaster, he's just another Autobot who works with Fortress Maximus and turns into a car as his alt-mode.

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* NotSoDifferent: Optimus and Soundwave waste no time comparing Sentinel Prime to Galvatron.


* {{Retcon}}: Sentinel Prime being a Titan Master all along as well as being NotQuiteDead.

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* {{Retcon}}: Sentinel Prime being a Titan Master all along as well as being NotQuiteDead.NotQuiteDead.
* YourSizeMayVary: Titans are supposed to be massive towering monstrosities, and an entire ship could fit quite easily into the eye-socket of Metroplex. When the army of Titans reach Cybertron, they're a lot smaller, roughly the size of Combiners, and Airazor (a normal sized bot) is the size of one's eye. It could be chocked up to size changing, a skill certain Titans demonstrated, but when Metroplex transformers, he's their size.

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* CallBack: The opening one-shot begins with a recap of Megatron beating Sentinel up back from ''Megatron: Origins''.


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* TheLoad: Sentinel actually accuses Prowl of being one in the middle of a monologue, claiming part of the reason he took several million years to get back on track was all because of Prowl. It is worth noting Sentinel is nuts.

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* DetachmentCombat: Sentinel/Infinitus' body fights on its own when he's off abducting Blackrock.


* DependingOnTheWriter: Whilst Sentinel's different motivations can be easily rationalized, his personality changes radically when he's written. Barber's Sentinel is more bombastic and humorless whilst Roberts's Sentinel is FauxAffablyEvil and more prone to quips.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Whilst Sentinel's different motivations can be easily rationalized, his personality changes radically when he's written. Barber's Sentinel is more bombastic and humorless whilst Roberts's Sentinel is FauxAffablyEvil and more prone to quips.FauxAffablyEvil.


''The Transformers: Combiner Wars'' is the second of the Prime Wars Trilogy by IDW, succeeding ComicBook/TheTransformersCombinerWars and tying into the Titan Masters toyline of 2016.

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''The Transformers: Combiner Wars'' Titans Return'' is IDW's tie-in to the Titans Return toyline, the second half of the Prime Wars Trilogy by IDW, succeeding ComicBook/TheTransformersCombinerWars and tying into the Titan Masters toyline of 2016.
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** Garrison Blackrock combines his Marvel self with a design reminiscent of Beta-Maxx, especially as he is now Alpha Trion's head.

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** Garrison Blackrock combines his Marvel self with a design reminiscent of Beta-Maxx, especially as he the toyline Titan Master Sovereign, who is now himself based on Beta Maxx, Alpha Trion's head.previous miniature companion.



* LosingYourHead: Combiner Wars was a vehicle to sell Combiners and thus Titans Return is a vehicle to promote the Titan Masters (which are essentially the Headmasters).
* MythologyGag: Infinitus's body, Sentinel Prime, is a non-sentient Transector of the ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' anime rather than the 2 man team of the American Headmasters. Essentially, his main body is a drone and his head is the mind, whilst often times the Headmaster and the body were both sentient beings.
* NoodleIncident: Millions of years later, and Sentinel is STILL livid over being beaten in combat by Megatron and subsequently being turned into a chair.

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* LosingYourHead: Combiner Wars was a vehicle to sell Combiners and thus Titans Return is a vehicle to promote The main gimmick of the Titan Masters (which are Masters, essentially identical to the Headmasters).
Headmasters.
* MythologyGag: Infinitus's body, Sentinel Prime, is a non-sentient Transector of Transector, like in the ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' anime anime, rather than the 2 man team of the American Headmasters. Essentially, his main body is a drone and his head is the mind, whilst often times the Headmaster and the body were both sentient beings.
* NoodleIncident: Millions of years later, and Sentinel is STILL livid over being beaten in combat by Megatron and subsequently being turned into a chair.
beings.


* Irony: As mentioned above, Sentinel keeps ranting about the purity of the Transformers race and how anything that doesn't fit his view of what the Cybertronian ideal is an abomination - despite being a Titan Master/Headmaster, a race annihilated in the distant past by [[BloodKnight Galvatron]] for not fitting HIS [[FantasticRacism vision of what a Cybertronian should be]].

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: As mentioned above, Sentinel keeps ranting about the purity of the Transformers race and how anything that doesn't fit his view of what the Cybertronian ideal is an abomination - despite being a Titan Master/Headmaster, a race annihilated in the distant past by [[BloodKnight Galvatron]] for not fitting HIS [[FantasticRacism vision of what a Cybertronian should be]].

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* Irony: As mentioned above, Sentinel keeps ranting about the purity of the Transformers race and how anything that doesn't fit his view of what the Cybertronian ideal is an abomination - despite being a Titan Master/Headmaster, a race annihilated in the distant past by [[BloodKnight Galvatron]] for not fitting HIS [[FantasticRacism vision of what a Cybertronian should be]].


* Absolute Xenophobe: Sentinel Prime. He views Cybertron as so polluted by "malformed" Transformers from the colonies, Decepticons and any Transformers without a standard altmode he's willing to unleash an army of undead Titans on it to "wipe it clean" of all imperfections.

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* Absolute Xenophobe: AbsoluteXenophobe: Sentinel Prime. He views Cybertron as so polluted by "malformed" Transformers from the colonies, Decepticons and any Transformers without a standard altmode he's willing to unleash an army of undead Titans on it to "wipe it clean" of all imperfections.


* Absolute Xenophobe: Sentinel Prime. He views Cybertron as so polluted by "malformed" Transformers from the colonies, Decepticons and any Transformers without a standard altmode he's willing to unleash an army of undead Titans on it to "wipe it clean" of all imperfections.



* BondVillainStupidity: He lets Prowl, Cerebros and Fortress Maximus flee after their first battle, assuming they won't be able to interfere any further. He's wrong.



* CrazyPrepared: Sentinel turns out to have had [[MindRape Mnemnosurgery]] done on dozens of unwitting Autobots back when he was in charge of the Senate's security forces, just in case he ever needed a brainwashed militia.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: When they visit Prion, Sentinel is visibly livid over Micronus's actions there, feeling that his decision to leave his people, the Minicons, was a cowardly act that lead to their destruction by the Black Block Consortia.

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* TheDragon: Both Sentinel/Infinitus and Sovereign serve as this to Onyx Prime.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When they visit Prion, Sentinel is visibly livid over Micronus's actions there, feeling that his decision to leave his people, the Minicons, was a cowardly act that lead to their destruction by the Black Block Consortia. Consortia.
* HazyFeelTurn: One of the main threads throughout Robots in Disguise/volume 2 of the Ongoing has been Prowl's gradual descent into darker and darker methods in pursuit of the destruction of all threats, eventually getting him arrested in the Combiner Wars arc - despite his insistence that he's doing it for the greater good. Here, while he's still a JerkAss, he's firmly on the side of the angels in stopping the far, far worse Sentinel.
* HeelFaceTurn: Soundwave here solidifies the process started in Volume 2 of the Ongoing.


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* NoodleIncident: Millions of years later, and Sentinel is STILL livid over being beaten in combat by Megatron and subsequently being turned into a chair.


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* ProperlyParanoid: Red Alert's insane levels of paranoia are shown to be partially justified - turns out Sentinel brainwashed him before the war ever started in case he ever needed a mole.

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* DependingOnTheArtist: Sentinel has two radically different designs in the series. Livio Ramondelli gave him a very complex design with muted colors and large quantities of black. Under his pen Sentinel had wings, and his headmaster gimmick worked like the Leader Class Transformers in that he was a diminutive Head that needed a helmet built into his large body to make up for the difference in size. Priscilla Tramontana drew Sentinel in a more simplified design and went more with the toy's orange. In addition Infinitus forms Sentinel's head completely without the need for a helmet.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Whilst Sentinel's different motivations can be easily rationalized, his personality changes radically when he's written. Barber's Sentinel is more bombastic and humorless whilst Roberts's Sentinel is FauxAffablyEvil and more prone to quips.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When they visit Prion, Sentinel is visibly livid over Micronus's actions there, feeling that his decision to leave his people, the Minicons, was a cowardly act that lead to their destruction by the Black Block Consortia.


* CompositeCharacter: Garrison Blackrock combines his Marvel self with a design reminiscent of Beta-Maxx, especially as he is now Alpha Trion's head.

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** Whilst his toy markets Infinitus and Sentinel as different people, in the story Infinitus is Sentinel Prime, and the body is just a drone he controls.
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Garrison Blackrock combines his Marvel self with a design reminiscent of Beta-Maxx, especially as he is now Alpha Trion's head.

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