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* AnArmAndALeg: Starscream's bomb blows off Megatron's right arm [[note]] good for the Autobots, as this also destroys Megatron's Fusion Cannon [[/note]], and then Prowl slices off what remains.

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->''"Do you ever get the feeling you were programmed for something more than just repairing space bridges?"''
->''"I've got a diagnostics program that can delete that feeling like a bad line of code."''
->-- '''Optimus Prime''' and '''Ratchet'''

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: [[https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/d/d1/Sariprime.jpg Sari completely shatters Optimus Prime's innocence when she tells him about the birds and the bees]].

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When a small crew of maintenance Autobots comes into possession of the powerful Allspark, a battle with their long-forgotten enemies sends them crashing toward a strange, distant planet known as... Earth.


* FakeUltimateHero: Starscream mocks the Autobots for thinking they finished Megatron when it was really because of his bomb.
** Notably Starscream is wrong, the bomb detonated at the ''start'' of the fight, Megatron was defeated and reduced to a head when Optimus pushed him out of the ship, several minuites later.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Starscream mocks the Autobots for thinking they finished Megatron when it was really because of his bomb.
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bomb. Starscream is wrong, the bomb detonated at the ''start'' of the fight, doesn't know that Megatron survived the explosion, but it was defeated the deciding factor; the damage Megatron suffered gave the Autobots the chance to fight him off and reduced eject him during the crash. As the season finale would later demonstrate, none of these Autobots have the skills yet to fight a head when fully powered and undamaged Megatron.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The specific coloring of the Autobot ship and
Optimus pushed him out of trying to activate the ship, several minuites later.Omega defense system hint at a big reveal in Season 2.
** Starscream loudly proclaiming that he was the one responsible for Megatron being blown up. Upon being reactivated, Megatron will see a recording of this and learn he was betrayed.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Prowl gets this from Optimus following several repeated acts of insubordination.

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--> '''Bumblebee:''' We're repair bots! We're not programmed for this kind of action.
--> '''Optimus:''' Then consider this an upgrade.


* TheTalk: Optimus asks Sari where babies come from. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny His reaction is one of surprise.]]

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* TheTalk: Optimus asks Sari where babies come from. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments His reaction is one of surprise.]]

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** Notably Starscream is wrong, the bomb detonated at the ''start'' of the fight, Megatron was defeated and reduced to a head when Optimus pushed him out of the ship, several minuites later.

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* DeathIsCheap: So cheap, in fact, that Optimus is only dead for like a minute.


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* MeaningfulEcho: "You can trust this face, can't you?"


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* TearsOfJoy: After Optimus is revived:
-->'''Optimus:''' Is this the Well of All Sparks?\\
'''Sari:''' ''[crying]'' No, it's Detroit. ''[hugs him]''\\
'''Bulkhead:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey, I thought you only did that leaking thing when you're sad.]]\\
'''Sari:''' You guys have so much to learn about humans.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Though definitely worried about her father and Bumblebee, Sari exploits crying in order to get the Autobots agree to let her help save Starscream's hostages. As she says, it's a usual way to get what she wants.


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Optimus so badly wants to be a hero. Starscream's ultimatum shows him how much pressure that involves.
* BigBadWannabe: Why Starscream tries to claim the Allspark for himself.
-->'''Starscream:''' Now, nothing will stop me from leading the Decepticons and crushing the Autobots forever!



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The scene of the Decepticon crew together establishes all the pertinent quirks: Starscream's disregard for Megatron and toady charade, Lugnut's complete devotion to Megatron, Blitzwing's multiple personalities, Blackarachnia's organic mode, and Megatron being large and in charge.



* FakeUltimateHero: Starscream mocks the Autobots for thinking they finished Megatron when it was really because of his bomb.



* {{Irony}}: While making repairs for the damage caused in the fight with Starscream, Bumblebee notes they're doing what they did at the start of all this: fixing bridges.



* SadisticChoice: Starscream demands the Autobots turn over the Allspark, or else he'll kill the hostages and begin tearing the planet apart to find it himself.
-->'''Optimus:''' Give up the Allspark or give up the Earth. How am I supposed to decide?\\
'''Ratchet:''' Heroes are the ones who make the hard choices.



* ScrewYourUltimatum: While fighting over the Allspark.
-->'''Starscream:''' Let go, Autobot!\\
'''Optimus:''' Never! The Allspark is life!\\
'''Starscream:''' Then, let it end yours!



* WarIsHell: During a celebration in their honor, Optimus asks if this is what it was like in the old days.
-->'''Ratchet:''' The Decepticons didn't leave us very much to cheer about.



* WithAllDueRespect: After being ordered by Ultra Magnus to stay put, Optimus orders his team to get back to the space bridge they were at, saying that while he respects Ultra Magnus, he has no idea how urgent their situation is.

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* WithAllDueRespect: After being ordered by Ultra Magnus to stay put, Optimus orders his team to get back to the space bridge they were at, saying that while he respects Ultra Magnus, he has no idea how urgent their situation is.is.
* YouAreNotAlone: Prowl reminds Optimus of this after Starscream makes his ultimatum.

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* AnAesop: It's good to reach for your dreams, but beware of the challenges that come with it.


** Sari gets scared by the talking vehicles, causing her to blindly run off and bump right into the giant monster.

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** After Optimus switches off the anti-gravity, Bumblebee enters the bridge and fails to notice that Megatron is in it until he bumps right into him himself.
** Sari fails to realize that the factory has been abandoned, being more concerned with getting Sparkplug back. When she gets scared by the talking vehicles, causing her to blindly run she ''blindly'' runs off and bump ''bumps right into the giant monster.monster''.



* GeniusBonus: Sari's tutorbot can be heard mentioning the Hawley-Smoot Tariff.



* InstantlyProvenWrong: Prowl, after saying IWorkAlone, immediately gets absorbed by the monster when he attacks it alone. The others have to save him, and without Sari's Key, this decision would've proven to be deadly.



* IWorkAlone: Prowl refuses to cooperate with his teammates, citing this. At one point, he gets InstantlyProvenWrong after saying this, resulting in him almost dying had Sari not intervened.



* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Bumblebee sneaks Sari aboard the Teletraan I, but has trouble getting her to behave while he's in vehicle mode.
* SarcasmFailure: In a traffic jam, one of the drivers complains that he'd rather just walk at this point. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Bulkhead agrees]] and transforms out of vehicle mode to just walk instead of just waiting.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Blitzwing, Lugnut, And Blackarachnia leave in escape pods when the Allspark explodes and consumes both ships in the explosion, leaving Starscream alone on the bridge to wax about the [[BlatantLies tragedy of Megatron's death and how he'll have to be leader now]], oblivious to the explosion until he realizes nobody else is still aboard.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
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Blitzwing, Lugnut, And Blackarachnia leave in escape pods when the Allspark explodes and consumes both ships in the explosion, leaving Starscream alone on the bridge to wax about the [[BlatantLies tragedy of Megatron's death and how he'll have to be leader now]], oblivious to the explosion until he realizes nobody else is still aboard.aboard.


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* TheTalk: Optimus asks Sari where babies come from. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny His reaction is one of surprise.]]


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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Optimus kicks Megatron out the airlock as the ship descends into Earth.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When the team reveals themselves to the humans, everyone has their {{Jaw Drop}}ped at the sight of giant robots while Sumdac, looking through binoculars, only sees that Sari has been snatched by the monster. Fanzone turns his head for him.


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* FailedASpotCheck:
** Sari gets scared by the talking vehicles, causing her to blindly run off and bump right into the giant monster.
** Professor Sumdac is too busy worrying that the monster may hurt Sari that he initially doesn't notice that four vehicles have transformed into giant robots.


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* SpottingTheThread: Fanzone realizes something's up with a certain four vehicles when he notices that the motorcycle and ''his own car'' have no drivers.


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* ItsProbablyNothing: Ultra Magnus dismisses Optimus's concerns about them being near a Decepticon ship while carrying the Allspark, ordering him to just stay put, though he does say that he'll send a small team to help.



* TheUnreveal: At the beginning, the rest of the team learns that Optimus attended the Autobot Academy. When they ask him what he's doing in a backwater job, their attention is pulled away to the discovery of the Allspark. It is hinted shortly afterwards that he isn't seen highly of and taken seriously by the Elite Guard.

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** When one of the jets at the celebration goes straight towards the Autobots.
* ScreeningTheCall: Ultra Magnus stuck Optimus in a dead-end job, citing that he's "not programmed to be a hero", despite the previous scenes showing his experience in the Autobot Academy and that he clearly has the capabilities to be a hero.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Blitzwing, Lugnut, And Blackarachnia leave in escape pods when the Allspark explodes and consumes both ships in the explosion, leaving Starscream alone on the bridge to wax about the [[BlatantLies tragedy of Megatron's death and how he'll have to be leader now]], oblivious to the explosion until he realizes nobody else is still aboard.
* ThisCannotBe: Ratchet realizing that one of the jets is a Decepticon.
* TheUnreveal: At the beginning, the rest of the team learns that Optimus attended the Autobot Academy. When they ask him what he's doing in a backwater job, their attention is pulled away to the discovery of the Allspark. It Optimus's solemn facial reaction to being asked the question implies something bad happened, and it is hinted shortly afterwards that he isn't seen highly of and taken seriously by the Elite Guard.Guard.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: The Decepticons on Megatron's ship find each other annoying.
* WithAllDueRespect: After being ordered by Ultra Magnus to stay put, Optimus orders his team to get back to the space bridge they were at, saying that while he respects Ultra Magnus, he has no idea how urgent their situation is.

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