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* BreakTheCutie: Poor Swoop…

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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Poor Swoop…



* ComingOfAgeStory: For Swoop/Pterodactus, in a way.

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* %%* ComingOfAgeStory: For Swoop/Pterodactus, in a way.



* EldritchAbomination: Unicron's somewhere between this and GodOfEvil.

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* %%* EldritchAbomination: Unicron's somewhere between this and GodOfEvil.



* FantasticRacism: Most of the Autobots seem to regard beast-formers in general, and the Dinobots in particular, as stupid, violent, and animalistic, to the point where they refuse to accept Pterodactus as a leader despite him being chosen by the Matrix.
** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo, and in the following season on the show, we are introduced to ''more'' beast-formers such as the Predacons and the Terrorcons, both of whom are Decepticons (with all that implies).

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* FantasticRacism: Most of the Autobots seem to regard beast-formers in general, and the Dinobots in particular, as stupid, violent, and animalistic, to the point where they refuse to accept Pterodactus as a leader despite him being chosen by the Matrix.
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Matrix. [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo, and in the following season on the show, we are introduced to ''more'' beast-formers such as the Predacons and the Terrorcons, both of whom are Decepticons (with all that implies).



* FireForgedFriends: The Dinobots.
* FiveManBand: Again, the Dinobots.
** TheHero: Swoop/Pterodactus
** TheLancer: Slag
** {{Mentor|s}}: Grimlock (no, really)
** TheSmartGuy: Snarl
** TheBigGuy: Sludge
** TheChick: Snarl and Sludge take turns filling this role
** TeamPet[=/=]TagalongKid: Wheelie, eventually
* FixFic: Can be seen as a mild example of this.
* GodOfEvil: Unicron’s somewhere between this and EldritchAbomination.
* GreenEyedMonster: Grimlock, at first.

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* %%* FireForgedFriends: The Dinobots.
* FiveManBand: Again, the Dinobots.
** TheHero: Swoop/Pterodactus
** TheLancer: Slag
** {{Mentor|s}}: Grimlock (no, really)
** TheSmartGuy: Snarl
** TheBigGuy: Sludge
** TheChick: Snarl and Sludge take turns filling this role
** TeamPet[=/=]TagalongKid: Wheelie, eventually
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%%* FixFic: Can be seen as a mild example of this.
* %%* GodOfEvil: Unicron’s somewhere between this and EldritchAbomination.
* %%* GreenEyedMonster: Grimlock, at first.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Grimlock. Slag has moments of this but is more a straight {{Jerkass}}.

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* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Grimlock. Slag has moments of this but is more a straight {{Jerkass}}.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]TakeThat: At one point Slag and Sludge are arguing over TV shows, and Slag makes a remark about cartoons being "just stupid shows to sell toys", an obvious dig at the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]TakeThat: LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At one point Slag and Sludge are arguing over TV shows, and Slag makes a remark about cartoons being "just stupid shows to sell toys", an obvious dig at the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature.



* WackyWaysideTribe: The Junkions

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* %%* WackyWaysideTribe: The Junkions


* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn't appear in this fic, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this. Swoop later overhears a conversation where one of the Autobots believes that Swoop ''deliberately'' took the Matrix, implying this trope.

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* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn't appear in this fic, fic due to having been turned to dust by Galvatron offscreen, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this. Swoop later overhears a conversation where one of the Autobots believes that Swoop ''deliberately'' took the Matrix, implying this trope.


* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.

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* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.

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** Further, while Swoop might be the ''nice'' Dinobot, he's still a ''Dinobot.'' He's larger and stronger than most of his peers even before getting the Matrix.


* UngratefulBastard: Pterodactus [[spoiler: defeats Wreck-Gar in single combat, getting wounded in the process, to free the Autobots,]] and how does he get repaid? No thank yous, but instead an instant demand to turn the Matrix over to Ultra Magnus. Cue the WhatTheHellHero speech.

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* UngratefulBastard: UngratefulBastard:
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Pterodactus [[spoiler: defeats Wreck-Gar in single combat, getting wounded in the process, to free the Autobots,]] and how does he get repaid? No thank yous, but instead an instant demand to turn the Matrix over to Ultra Magnus. Cue the WhatTheHellHero speech.speech.
** [[spoiler:After Pterodactus lets the Decepticons leave Cybertron after they reject his offering of a truce, Cyclonus is absolutely disgusted and is downright angry at the mere possibility he might expect them to ''return'' his show of mercy.]]


''Arise, Pterodactus Prime…''

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''Arise, ->''"Arise, Pterodactus Prime…''
Prime…"''



A Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 AlternateUniverse fic by @/KenyaStarflight, taking place during the events of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. The fic diverges from canon at the point of Optimus Prime’s death, though the plot roughly parallels events of the movie.

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A Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' AlternateUniverse fic by @/KenyaStarflight, taking place during the events of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. The fic diverges from canon at the point of Optimus Prime’s death, though the plot roughly parallels events of the movie.



* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Cyclonus and Scourge chase Wheelie down… only to run smack into four of the Dinobots in the process. Scourge’s response:
-->’’You distract them, I’ll go for help. *runs*’’

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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Cyclonus and Scourge chase Wheelie down… only to run smack into four of the Dinobots in the process. Scourge’s Scourge's response:
-->’’You -->'''Scourge:''' "You distract them, I’ll I'll go for help. *runs*’’help." *runs*



* BerserkButton: Do NOT talk trash about the Dinobots in Swoop’s presence.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Swoop is the most laid-back and friendly of the Dinobots… but don’t push him, or make fun of his brothers. Just don’t.

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* BerserkButton: Do NOT talk trash about the Dinobots in Swoop’s Swoop's presence.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Swoop is the most laid-back and friendly of the Dinobots… but don’t don't push him, or make fun of his brothers. Just don’t.don't.



* CombatTentacles: Part of Unicron’s internal defense system. Even his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]] has them.

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* CombatTentacles: Part of Unicron’s Unicron's internal defense system. Even his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]] has them.



* EldritchAbomination: Unicron’s somewhere between this and GodOfEvil.

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* EldritchAbomination: Unicron’s Unicron's somewhere between this and GodOfEvil.



* LastOfHisKind: Kranix, the lone survivor of Unicron’s destruction of Lithone. [[spoiler: Even he doesn’t last long.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]TakeThat: At one point Slag and Sludge are arguing over TV shows, and Slag makes a remark about cartoons being “just stupid shows to sell toys,” an obvious dig at the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise’s MerchandiseDriven nature.

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* LastOfHisKind: Kranix, the lone survivor of Unicron’s Unicron's destruction of Lithone. [[spoiler: Even he doesn’t last long.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]TakeThat: At one point Slag and Sludge are arguing over TV shows, and Slag makes a remark about cartoons being “just "just stupid shows to sell toys,” toys", an obvious dig at the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise’s franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature.



** There’s also a couple instances of characters mishearing the name “Unicron” as “unicorn,” a common joke in the fandom (and a slight nod to the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode "Grill").

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** There’s There's also a couple instances of characters mishearing the name “Unicron” "Unicron" as “unicorn,” "unicorn", a common joke in the fandom (and a slight nod to the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode "Grill").



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Unicron’s insistence that [[spoiler: the Matrix be destroyed tips Pterodactus off that the Matrix is the key to destroying Unicron.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Unicron’s Unicron's insistence that [[spoiler: the Matrix be destroyed tips Pterodactus off that the Matrix is the key to destroying Unicron.]]



* RammingAlwaysWorks: To gain access to Unicron’s interior, Pterodactus orders Snarl and Perceptor to ''ram their ship through Unicron’s optic.'' [[spoiler: Lucky for them, this trope is played straight.]]

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* RammingAlwaysWorks: To gain access to Unicron’s Unicron's interior, Pterodactus orders Snarl and Perceptor to ''ram their ship through Unicron’s Unicron's optic.'' [[spoiler: Lucky for them, this trope is played straight.]]



* RefusedTheCall: Swoop gives up the Matrix at one point. It doesn’t last.

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* RefusedTheCall: Swoop gives up the Matrix at one point. It doesn’t doesn't last.



** The Junkions’ ship is named the [[StockShoutOuts A113]].
* SoProudOfYou: Ratchet and Wheeljack tell Pterodactus this while he’s in the Matrix.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Played with. When confronting Unicron Perceptor notes that Unicron’s roar being audible in space goes against the rules of science. Snarl counters that, as a god, [[MagicVersusScience science doesn’t necessarily apply to Unicron]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: Can be seen as this to the author’s other Dinobot fics, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4016598/1/The-Alone-Place The Alone Place]] and its sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4662482/1/The-Dividing-WallThe Dividing Wall.]] All three fics share similar elements, such as Swoop being a medic’s apprentice, Snarl being a pilot, and Arcee being one of the few Autobots to stand up for the Dinobots. The mistreatment of the Dinobots and the [[FantasticRacism divide between them and the other Autobots]] also drives the plot in all three fics.

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** The Junkions’ Junkions' ship is named the [[StockShoutOuts A113]].
* SoProudOfYou: Ratchet and Wheeljack tell Pterodactus this while he’s he's in the Matrix.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Played with. When confronting Unicron Perceptor notes that Unicron’s Unicron's roar being audible in space goes against the rules of science. Snarl counters that, as a god, [[MagicVersusScience science doesn’t necessarily apply to Unicron]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: Can be seen as this to the author’s author's other Dinobot fics, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4016598/1/The-Alone-Place The Alone Place]] and its sequel, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4662482/1/The-Dividing-WallThe Dividing Wall.]] All three fics share similar elements, such as Swoop being a medic’s apprentice, Snarl being a pilot, and Arcee being one of the few Autobots to stand up for the Dinobots. The mistreatment of the Dinobots and the [[FantasticRacism divide between them and the other Autobots]] also drives the plot in all three fics.



* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn’t appear in this fic, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this. Swoop later overhears a conversation where one of the Autobots believes that Swoop ''deliberately'' took the Matrix, implying this trope.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: One of the Sweeps actually mutters “This is gonna hurt” when Galvatron’s troops realize [[OhCrap they’ve just pissed off the Dinobots.]]
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]]: Pterodactus [[spoiler: defeats Wreck-Gar in single combat, getting wounded in the process, to free the Autobots,]] and how does he get repaid? No thank yous, but instead an instant demand to turn the Matrix over to Ultra Magnus. Cue the WhatTheHellHero speech.
* VillainousBreakdown: Galvatron is DrivenToMadness by Unicron’s repeated mental attacks during the climax. Unicron himself goes from ManipulativeBastard to screaming in horrified rage when [[spoiler: Pterodactus finally unleashes the Matrix on him.]]

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* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn’t doesn't appear in this fic, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this. Swoop later overhears a conversation where one of the Autobots believes that Swoop ''deliberately'' took the Matrix, implying this trope.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: One of the Sweeps actually mutters “This "This is gonna hurt” hurt" when Galvatron’s Galvatron's troops realize [[OhCrap they’ve they've just pissed off the Dinobots.]]
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]]: UngratefulBastard: Pterodactus [[spoiler: defeats Wreck-Gar in single combat, getting wounded in the process, to free the Autobots,]] and how does he get repaid? No thank yous, but instead an instant demand to turn the Matrix over to Ultra Magnus. Cue the WhatTheHellHero speech.
* VillainousBreakdown: Galvatron is DrivenToMadness by Unicron’s Unicron's repeated mental attacks during the climax. Unicron himself goes from ManipulativeBastard to screaming in horrified rage when [[spoiler: Pterodactus finally unleashes the Matrix on him.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[TokenHuman Daniel]] vanishes after the prologue, and Wreck-Gar and his followers vanish after [[spoiler: the A113 is destroyed (though it’s implied they survived).]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[TokenHuman Daniel]] vanishes after the prologue, and Wreck-Gar and his followers vanish after [[spoiler: the A113 is destroyed (though it’s it's implied they survived).]]


Fic can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6443953/1/A-Child-Shall-Lead-Them here]] on Fanfiction.net, or [[http://kenyastarflight.deviantart.com/gallery/27019939 here]] on Website/DeviantArt.

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Fic can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6443953/1/A-Child-Shall-Lead-Them here]] on Fanfiction.net, or [[http://kenyastarflight.deviantart.com/gallery/27019939 here]] on Website/DeviantArt.
Website/DeviantArt, or [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/23882512 here]] on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn.


* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.

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* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.


** On the one hand, Pterodactus is correct that the Autobots shouldn't have just brushed off a new Prime and told him to do nothing. On the other, the Decepticons had just taken out a beloved leader (Optimus), Swoop was ''very'' inexperienced (with the time it would take to train him up to acceptable standards not existing at the moment), and ''Unicron was in the middle of eating the moon bases.'' The Autobots not wanting to train Swoop at the moment is understandable for those reasons alone, leaving out their aforementioned distrust of the Dinobots.



* TheChosenOne: The Matrix chooses its holder, and that Autobot then becomes Prime. Pity for the Autobots that instead of one of their millions-of-years-old veterens, it falls into the hands of Swoop.

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* TheChosenOne: The Matrix chooses its holder, and that Autobot then becomes Prime. Pity for the Autobots that instead of one of their millions-of-years-old veterens, it falls into the hands of Swoop.Swoop, who's only about twenty.



** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo... And there ''was'' that time that the Dinobots ''did'' [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides, joining Megatron.]]

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** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo... And there ''was'' logo, and in the following season on the show, we are introduced to ''more'' beast-formers such as the Predacons and the Terrorcons, both of whom are Decepticons (with all that time that the Dinobots ''did'' [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides, joining Megatron.]]implies).


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The Autobots' distrust of the Dinobots isn't totally unjustified nor is the worry that Swoop is too immature to be a good leader. However, as is later pointed out, saying that they're useless and deserving of scorn just because they're Dinobots even after they've tried to be better isn't fair and neither is treating Swoop like he's ''stupid'' (immature, naive and not educated in leadership maybe but not stupid).

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The Autobots' distrust of the Dinobots isn't totally unjustified (they ''are'' more violent and abrasive than most Autobots and ''have'' joined Megatron once) nor is the worry that Swoop is too immature to be a good leader. However, as is later pointed out, saying that they're useless and deserving of scorn just because they're Dinobots even after they've tried to be better isn't fair and neither is treating Swoop like he's ''stupid'' (immature, naive and not educated in leadership maybe but not stupid).



* TheChosenOne: The Matrix chooses its holder, and that Autobot then becomes Prime. Pity for the Autobots that instead of one of their millions-of-years-old veterens, it falls into the hands of Swoop.



** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo...

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** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo... And there ''was'' that time that the Dinobots ''did'' [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides, joining Megatron.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ultra Magnus brushes Swoop off by telling him that they can't have him involved with the crisis on the Moon Bases because Swoop is too inexperienced. This leads to Swoop eventually declaring that Grimlock is his mentor and second in command of all the Autobots.



* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn’t appear in this fic, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this.

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* TheStarscream: While the TropeNamer doesn’t appear in this fic, Grimlock accuses Swoop of being this. Swoop later overhears a conversation where one of the Autobots believes that Swoop ''deliberately'' took the Matrix, implying this trope.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The Autobots' distrust of the Dinobots isn't totally unjustified nor is the worry that Swoop is too immature to be a good leader. However, as is later pointed out, saying that they're useless and deserving of scorn just because they're Dinobots even after they've tried to be better isn't fair and neither is treating Swoop like he's ''stupid'' (immature, naive and not educated in leadership maybe but not stupid).


* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.

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* ShoutOut: Wreck-Gar and the Junkions drop ''lots'' of these whenever they have lines, including but not limited to *deep breath* ''Series/TheTonightShow,'' several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', ''Film/NoRetreatNoSurrender'', ''Film/ShortCircuit'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Literature/MobyDick,'' the WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and the Apollo 11 landing. The reference to ''The Last Unicorn'' ends up furthering the plot as well.


** [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, there is precedent for the mistrust of beast-formers being validated.]] In the story we encounter the Sharkticons, which are barely more than animals, and the Dinobots themselves aren't that smart, have gone on destructive rampages, and outright became Decepticons once. Further adding to this mess are the Insecticons, who proudly wear the Decepticon logo...



** Kup name-drops the planet Thyferra, an obscure world in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, at one point.

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** Kup name-drops the planet Thyferra, an obscure (yet important- it's the world that makes Bacta, the stuff that healed Luke in "The Empire Strikes Back,") world in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, at one point.


* AuthorAppeal: The Dinobots, Swoop especially, get a lot of screen time in this fic, and their actions and issues drive most of the plot. ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' also gets a lengthy, and surprisingly plot-relevant, quote.

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* AuthorAppeal: The Dinobots, Swoop especially, get a lot of screen time in this fic, and their actions and issues drive most of the plot. ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' also gets a lengthy, and surprisingly plot-relevant, quote.


* AuthorAppeal: The Dinobots, Swoop especially, get a lot of screen time in this fic, and their actions and issues drive most of the plot. ''TheLastUnicorn'' also gets a lengthy, and surprisingly plot-relevant, quote.

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* AuthorAppeal: The Dinobots, Swoop especially, get a lot of screen time in this fic, and their actions and issues drive most of the plot. ''TheLastUnicorn'' ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' also gets a lengthy, and surprisingly plot-relevant, quote.



* WholePlotReference: Comparisons have been made between this fic and ''TheKingsSpeech''. WordOfGod maintains that this was unintentional.

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* WholePlotReference: Comparisons have been made between this fic and ''TheKingsSpeech''.''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. WordOfGod maintains that this was unintentional.

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