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* AdaptationalBadass: The humans such as Raf, Miko and Jack in ''Whispers of the Spark'' part. Justified because they are older than their canon counterpart. Knockout too. [[spoiler:Starscream's CharacterDevelopment also makes him more badass to the point of destroying the ''Nemesis'' by himself.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: The humans such as Raf, Miko and Jack in ''Whispers of the Spark'' part. Justified because they are older than their canon counterpart.counterparts. Knockout too. [[spoiler:Starscream's CharacterDevelopment also makes him more badass to the point of destroying the ''Nemesis'' by himself.]]



* FriendlyEnemy/TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Raf invokes this when Soundwave spares him at the beginning of the story. The two are rivals but they hold no enmity toward each other.

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* FriendlyEnemy/TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: FriendlyEnemy[=/=]TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Raf invokes this when Soundwave spares him at the beginning of the story. The two are rivals but they hold no enmity toward each other.


* ShipperOnDeck: Zigzagged. Some Eradicons convince Starscream to bathe with Steve at the beginning of the story, but according to the Alpha, they are suspicious about Starscream's real motive, wondering if this latter doesn't use Steve to gain Eradicons's support against Megatron.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Zigzagged. Some Eradicons convince Starscream to bathe with Steve at the beginning of the story, but according to the Alpha, they are suspicious about Starscream's real motive, wondering if this latter doesn't use Steve to gain Eradicons's the Eradicons' support against Megatron.


* BetaCouple: 404 is hinted having a crush on an Autobot. [[spoiler:WordOfGod confirmed it was Bumblebee]].

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* BetaCouple: 404 is hinted having a crush on an Autobot. [[spoiler:WordOfGod confirmed it was Bumblebee]].Bumblebee.]]



* BaitTheDog: When Knockout [[spoiler:is declared dead]] Megatron tries to comfort Soundwave, saying the two of them are the same as they both lost a mate. Then [[spoiler:Megatron uses it as an excuse to force himself on Soundwave's situation]]

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* BaitTheDog: When Knockout [[spoiler:is declared dead]] Megatron tries to comfort Soundwave, saying the two of them are the same as they both lost a mate. Then [[spoiler:Megatron uses it as an excuse to force himself on Soundwave's situation]]situation.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: Shockwave is not above to hurt any sparkling if it stands in his way of power.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Shockwave is not above to hurt any sparkling if it stands in his way of power.


* MyGodWhatIHaveDone: Megatron has this brief reaction when he realizes what he did to Soundwave.

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* MyGodWhatIHaveDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Megatron has this brief reaction when he realizes what he did to Soundwave.


* MyGodWhatIveDone: Megatron has this brief reaction when he realizes what he did to Soundwave.

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* MyGodWhatIveDone: MyGodWhatIHaveDone: Megatron has this brief reaction when he realizes what he did to Soundwave.


* SecondLove: Steve to Starscream while Megatron was the first.



* BaiTheDog: When Knockout [[spoiler:is declared dead]] Megatron tries to comfort Soundwave, saying the two of them are the same as they both lost a mate. Then [[spoiler:Megatron uses it as an excuse to force himself on Soundwave's situation]]

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* BaiTheDog: BaitTheDog: When Knockout [[spoiler:is declared dead]] Megatron tries to comfort Soundwave, saying the two of them are the same as they both lost a mate. Then [[spoiler:Megatron uses it as an excuse to force himself on Soundwave's situation]]


* BaiTheDog: When Knockout [[spoiler:is declared dead]] Megatron tries to comfort Soundwave, saying the two of them are the same as they both lost a mate. Then [[spoiler:Megatron uses it as an excuse to force himself on Soundwave's situation]]



* ComfortingTheWidow: In a creepy way.



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* DanceOfRomance: Soundwave and Knockout have this.



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** TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Soundwave thinks this when Knockout is declared dead. He isn't, of course.]]
* MyGodWhatIveDone: Megatron has this brief reaction when he realizes what he did to Soundwave.
* ShipperOnDeck: Oddly, Megatron supports in his own way Soundwave and Knockout's relationship, thinking that Soundwave needs a mate. [[spoiler:Unfortunately it doesn't last long. When Knockout is declared dead and Starscream leaves, Megatron thinks that Soundwave was his from the beginning. It leads to a extremely creepy and disturbing ComfortingTheWidow situation.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Shockwave is not above to hurt any sparkling if it stands in his way of power.
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* TheCavalry: When Soundwave is left at Shockwave's mercy after[[spoiler:he killed Megatron]] , Steve arrives at time and shoots Shockwave's arm before taking Soundwave away from the ship.

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* TheCavalry: When Soundwave is left at Shockwave's mercy after[[spoiler:he killed Megatron]] , Steve arrives at time and shoots Shockwave's arm before taking Soundwave away from the ship.ship.
* FriendlyEnemy/TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Raf invokes this when Soundwave spares him at the beginning of the story. The two are rivals but they hold no enmity toward each other.
* HeelRealization: After attempting forcefully to bond with Soundwave, Megatron realizes he crossed the line and is clearly remorseful when he sees Soundwave's face for the first time and when Soundwave manages to talk him out of it.
** [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: Unfortunately right after this, he is shot by Shockwave.]]
* HeroAntagonist: The Autobots.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: While ''Bathing with Eradicons'' story was focused on Starscream/Steve story, this story is focused on Knockout and Soundwave during and after ''Bathing with Eradicons''.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: While ''Bathing with Eradicons'' story was focused on Starscream/Steve story, this story is focused on Knockout and Soundwave during and after ''Bathing with Eradicons''.Eradicons''.
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:Starscream and Steve come back toward the ending of the story.]]
* BadassInDistress: Optimus Prime.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: Soundwave is carrying a sparkling during 'Whispers of the Spark'' part. The angst is that it is unknown if the sparkling is Megatron's or Knockout's because of interwining codes. It is revealed that he carried two sparklings, one from Megatron and the other from Knockout. They manage to become a happy family despite all. It is also confirmed that Starscream and Steve have a sparkling at the finale.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In ''Whispers of the Spark'', Raf spares Knockout's life and promises him Soundwave's safety after the war because Soundwave spared him when he accidentally landed on the ''Nemesis''.
* TheCavalry: When Soundwave is left at Shockwave's mercy after[[spoiler:he killed Megatron]] , Steve arrives at time and shoots Shockwave's arm before taking Soundwave away from the ship.


* AdaptationalBadass: The humans such as Raf, Miko and Jack. Justified because they are older than their canon counterpart. Knockout too. [[spoiler:Starscream's CharacterDevelopment also makes him more badass to the point of destroying the ''Nemesis'' by himself.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: The humans such as Raf, Miko and Jack.Jack in ''Whispers of the Spark'' part. Justified because they are older than their canon counterpart. Knockout too. [[spoiler:Starscream's CharacterDevelopment also makes him more badass to the point of destroying the ''Nemesis'' by himself.]]



** AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Megatron treated Soundwave quite nicely. There, Soundwave is his ChewToy when Starscream is missing. It goes FromBadToWorse. Shockwave too, because his personality is based on Shockwave in ''Exodus'' novel.

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** AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Megatron treated Soundwave quite nicely. There, Soundwave is his ChewToy when Starscream is missing. It goes FromBadToWorse. Shockwave too, because his personality is based on Shockwave in ''Exodus'' novel.novel.
* ADayInTheLimelight: While ''Bathing with Eradicons'' story was focused on Starscream/Steve story, this story is focused on Knockout and Soundwave during and after ''Bathing with Eradicons''.


* AdaptationalHeroism: In this story, Starscream is a bit kinder than his canon counterpart.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In this story, Starscream is a bit kinder than his canon counterpart. Contrast to Megatron's AdaptationalVillainy.




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\n* VillainProtagonist: It is a story focused on Decepticons.

!Tropes featured in ''Easing Tension'' include:include:

* AdaptationalBadass: The humans such as Raf, Miko and Jack. Justified because they are older than their canon counterpart. Knockout too. [[spoiler:Starscream's CharacterDevelopment also makes him more badass to the point of destroying the ''Nemesis'' by himself.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Soundwave and Knockout thanks to CharacterDevelopment.
** AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Megatron treated Soundwave quite nicely. There, Soundwave is his ChewToy when Starscream is missing. It goes FromBadToWorse. Shockwave too, because his personality is based on Shockwave in ''Exodus'' novel.


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!Tropes featured in ''Bathing with Eradicons'' include:


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!Tropes featured in ''Easing Tension'' include:


The story can be read on [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7775222/1/Bathing-with-Eradicons Fanfiction.net]]


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The story can be read on [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7775222/1/Bathing-with-Eradicons Fanfiction.net]]

net]]. The story also has a sequel [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7223420/1/Easing-Tension Easing Tension]] happening ten years after ''Bathing with Eradicons''.


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* BathtubBonding: The point of the story.

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