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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Megatron's line "You...You no longer exist!" almost seems like it was aimed audience.


* WeHaveReserves: Unsurprisingly, Megatron is totally prepared to sacrifice most of the Predacons to defeat the Maximals; Blackarachnia, Inferno, Quickstrike, and Rampage were all originally Maximal protoforms, so they would have been [[RetGone erased from existence]] along with the Maximals had his plan succeeded.

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* WeHaveReserves: Unsurprisingly, Megatron is totally prepared to sacrifice most of the Predacons to defeat the Maximals; ensure victory for himself; Blackarachnia, Inferno, Quickstrike, and Rampage were all originally Maximal protoforms, so they would have been [[RetGone erased from existence]] along with the Maximals had his plan succeeded.


* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Megatron points right at the camera when he says "You...you no longer exist!" reminding the audience that without Optimus Prime, the Decepticons would have killed all humanity.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Megatron points right at the camera when he says "You...you no longer exist!" reminding the audience that without Optimus Prime, if the Autobots had lost the Great War, the Decepticons would have killed all of humanity.



* {{Retcon}}: This if the first piece of media to name the golden Autobot starship from the original series as the ''Ark'', taking the name of the Autobot ship from the Marvel comics.

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* {{Retcon}}: This if is the first piece of media to name the golden Autobot starship from the original series as the ''Ark'', taking the name of the Autobot ship from the Marvel comics.


* WhamLine: "So, we are now face to face, Optimus ''Prime''."

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* WhamLine: "So, we are now face to face, Optimus ''Prime''.""
* WeHaveReserves: Unsurprisingly, Megatron is totally prepared to sacrifice most of the Predacons to defeat the Maximals; Blackarachnia, Inferno, Quickstrike, and Rampage were all originally Maximal protoforms, so they would have been [[RetGone erased from existence]] along with the Maximals had his plan succeeded.


* JerkassFacade: Blackarachnia caves into Megatron's demands, though she insists it's because they need some cover before the other Maximals arrive.


* TheCameo: Aside from Optimus Prime, the most notable G1 character to appear is Soundwave.

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* TheCameo: Aside from Optimus Prime, we get to see several prominent G1 characters. During the most notable G1 character to appear is flashback, we can see Prowl, Ironhide, Jazz, and Ratchet. As Megatron moves about the ship, we can also see Skywarp, Starscream, and Soundwave.


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* {{Cliffhanger}}: "Say goodbye to the universe, Maximals. The future has changed, yessss. The Autobots lose! Evil triumphs! And you... YOU NO LONGER EXIST!"


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** The trope is also downplayed when he rants about his motives. He genuinely thinks Predacons got a raw deal and were made subservient to Maximals. He wants to change that, though he notes that he wants to be the one in charge when it's all over.


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* JerkassFacade: Blackarachnia caves into Megatron's demands, though she insists it's because they need some cover before the other Maximals arrive.


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* ThePowerOfLove: Megatron exploits this to get Blackarachnia to play ball.


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* TemptingFate: After avoiding being crushed by Ravage's ship, Rampage laughs. Then the missile activates and hits him point-blank.


* ArtisticLicenceGeography: Hardly the first instance in the series but one of the more notable ones. It's heavily implied that the Beast Wars takes place Africa yet the ''Ark'' crashed in America. The Maximals chase Megatron across the entirety of the Atlantic in a little under an hour with the sun's position in the sky changing accordingly. Maybe Pangea split up late in the ''Transformers'' universe.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Megatron calls Teletraan-1, "Teletrron-1". This name continues until the finale where Rattrap irritably corrects Blackarchnia.
* ArtisticLicenceGeography: Hardly the first instance in the series but one of the more notable ones. It's heavily implied that the Beast Wars takes place in Africa yet the ''Ark'' crashed in America. The Maximals chase Megatron across the entirety of the Atlantic in a little under an hour with the sun's position in the sky changing accordingly. Maybe Pangea split up late in the ''Transformers'' universe.universe.
* TheBadGuyWins: Megatron has shot Optimus Prime and history is changing to create a Decepticon victory.



* CaptainObvious: Silverbolt comments on the geological instability of the ''Ark'''s crash site. As Blackarchnia retorts, it's a ''volcano'', of course it's unstable.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all that he wanted power, even Megatron thought it risky to kill the stasis locked Optimus Prime given that even he could be wiped out by the time storm.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all that he wanted power, even Megatron thought it risky to kill the stasis locked Optimus Prime given that even he could be wiped out by the time storm. He even calls it "the ultimate risk for the ultimate prize."



* ForWantOfANail: All that stood between the Decepticons and galactic conquest was Optimus Prime leading the Autobots. Without him, the Decepticons would have won.



* ShootOutTheLock: Rattrap tries to hack into Teletraan-1 but the power surge jammed the door controls. Rhinox just shoots the mechanism and the doors open. It's probably why the ''Ark'' had such bad security in the original cartoon.

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* {{Retcon}}: This if the first piece of media to name the golden Autobot starship from the original series as the ''Ark'', taking the name of the Autobot ship from the Marvel comics.
* ShootOutTheLock: Rattrap tries to hack into Teletraan-1 but the power surge caused by the fusion cannon's destruction jammed the door controls. Rhinox just shoots the mechanism and the doors open. It's probably why the ''Ark'' had such bad security in the original cartoon.


* ArtisticLicenceGeography: Hardly the first instance in the series but one of the more notable ones. It's heavily implied that the Beast Wars takes place Africa yet the ''Ark'' crashed in America. The Maximals chase Megatron across the entirety of the Atlantic in a little under an hour with the sun's position in the sky changing accordingly. Maybe Pangea split up late in the ''Transformers'' universe.



* TheCameo: Aside from Optimus Prime, the most notable G1 character to appear is Soundwave.



** Blackarchnia mentions that the ''Ark'' crew is due to awaken in 1984. Teletraan-1 is still projecting a forcefield around the ship.

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** Blackarchnia mentions says that the ''Ark'' crew is due to awaken in 1984. Teletraan-1 is still projecting a forcefield around the ship.



** As they're being erased from existence, the Maximals flash back to the original bodies.

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** As they're the Maximals are being erased from existence, the Maximals flash Optimus flashes back to the his original bodies.body.
** It's never been confirmed but it's likely the discussion Optimus and Dinobot had about the Golden Disk's contents was the location of the ''Ark'' as Optimus seems to know exactly where the ship is located.



* EvilerThanThou: Megatron to Blackarchnia.



* LostTechnology: The technique behind the ''Ark'''s die-cast construction.



** The ''Ark'' is said to be made from die-cast construction as the G1 Toys were.

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** The ''Ark'' is said to be made from die-cast construction as the G1 Toys were.toys were.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Optimus notes that Megatron isn't heading back to the ''Darksyde'' after Ravage's ship was destroyed deducing that he's headed for the ''Ark''.

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'''Backed into a corner, Megatron takes the ultimate risk to win the Beast Wars.'''

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* BigNo: Optimus when he sees the Predacons enter the ''Ark''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Optimus turns to the camera to comment on how die-cast construction is a lost art.
* ContinuityNod:
** Blackarchnia mentions that the ''Ark'' crew is due to awaken in 1984. Teletraan-1 is still projecting a forcefield around the ship.
** Megatron mentions Blackarchnia downloading his backup copies of the ''Ark'''s access codes.
** As they're being erased from existence, the Maximals flash back to the original bodies.
* DarkestHour: Optimus Prime has been shot (point blank) by Megatron and history is now changing so that the Decepticons are the victors of the war and the Maximals are phasing in and out of existence. Doesn't get much darker than that.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all that he wanted power, even Megatron thought it risky to kill the stasis locked Optimus Prime given that even he could be wiped out by the time storm.
* FamousLastWords: "DECEPTICONS FOREVER!"
* GodzillaThreshold: Megatron crosses it with gusto.
* HiddenDepths: Rhinox has Acrophobia (a fear of heights).
* HopeSpot: For a brief moment it looks like Rhinox will open the ''Ark''...then the time storm hits them.
* HostageSituation: Megatron holds Silverbolt hostage so Blackarchnia will open the ''Ark''.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Megatron points right at the camera when he says "You...you no longer exist!" reminding the audience that without Optimus Prime, the Decepticons would have killed all humanity.
* LudicrousPrecision: Assuming he's not using shorthand, Megatron apparently travelled back in time to a point very recently after the ''Ark'' and ''Nemesis'' crashed.
* MadeOfIron: The ''Ark''. Rattrap lampshades this.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: Megatron's ultimate goal is revealed to be this. By killing Optimus Prime, the Decepticons will win the Great War and the Predacons will be the rulers of Cybertron.
* MythologyGag:
** The ''Ark'' is the obvious one and it's still packed full with the 1984 cast.
** Optimus swears by Primus.
** The ''Ark'' is said to be made from die-cast construction as the G1 Toys were.
* ShootOutTheLock: Rattrap tries to hack into Teletraan-1 but the power surge jammed the door controls. Rhinox just shoots the mechanism and the doors open. It's probably why the ''Ark'' had such bad security in the original cartoon.
* ShoutOut: The ''Ark'' takes design cues from the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Defiant]]''.
* WhamLine: "So, we are now face to face, Optimus ''Prime''."

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