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* Again in the next episode, Breakdown and Knockout are fighting Optimus, Arcee and Bulkhead on a mountain for the legendary hammer the Forge of Solus Prime. Knockout has the clear advantage using his newest weapon, a force field generator, to push Optimus and Arcee off a cliff as while Bulkhead gets his hands on the hammer. However, the hammer is so heavy that Bulkhead can't run holding it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Breakdown to just watch as Bulkhead try and carry that very heavy hammer and bring it all the way to him or Knockout for a beating. He really doesn't have to ''do'' anything but sit back and watch Bulkhead miserably attempt to save the other Autobots whom are at Knockout's mercy by now.\\
'''Instead''': Breakdown angrily charges at Bulkhead anyways, allowing Bulkhead to strike him with the hammer, sending him flying and impacting onto Knockout, who loses his grip on the force-field generator, allowing Bulkhead to destroy it. Megatron then has to intervene to collect the hammer.


'''Instead:'' His big mouth gets him in trouble every time - whether it's letting slip about killing Arcee's partner in front of her while he's chained, negotiating with Airachnid while he has nothing to ofer ''and she has a monstrous beast at her command which is right next to him'', grovelling to Silas whom he's caused to lose a T-Cog ''which he himself can be the donor of'', or just gloating to the Autobots and giving them time to devise a tactic or just causing his special power-up to run out.

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'''Instead:'' '''Instead:''' His big mouth gets him in trouble every time - whether it's letting slip about killing Arcee's partner in front of her while he's chained, negotiating with Airachnid while he has nothing to ofer ''and she has a monstrous beast at her command which is right next to him'', grovelling to Silas whom he's caused to lose a T-Cog ''which he himself can be the donor of'', or just gloating to the Autobots and giving them time to devise a tactic or just causing his special power-up to run out.


* Speaking on Starscream, he goes rogue and is always short on resources.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That he'd be careful about putting himself in situations where he's no longer useful to a potential ally or outright make himself a target, and refrain from wasting time while he's on missions by empty gloating, given that he no longer has a horde of soldiers to clean up his messes.\\
'''Instead:'' His big mouth gets him in trouble every time - whether it's letting slip about killing Arcee's partner in front of her while he's chained, negotiating with Airachnid while he has nothing to ofer ''and she has a monstrous beast at her command which is right next to him'', grovelling to Silas whom he's caused to lose a T-Cog ''which he himself can be the donor of'', or just gloating to the Autobots and giving them time to devise a tactic or just causing his special power-up to run out.



'''Results:''' Optimus, in an act of breaking his calm and easy-tempered behavior, lets out a scream of furious anguish.

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'''Results:''' Optimus, in an act of breaking his calm and easy-tempered behavior, lets out a scream of furious anguish.\\



'''You'd expect:''' that he'll make quick use of it, sneak in, steal the keys and be gone before the Autobots know what hit them.

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'''You'd expect:''' that he'll make quick use of it, sneak in, steal the keys and be gone before the Autobots know what hit them.\\

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'''You'd further expect:''' that after all their run-ins with Starscream, especially since they know that: 1) he possesses an Omega key, 2) he possesses red energon which has allowed him to blindside Smokescreen and remain undetected, 3) he has cloned himself (since Bulkhead killed one of the clones) AND he has a spare T-Cog from somewhere, so he must have a cloned body of himself at his disposal, that he'd attempt to sneak into their base, and take precautions such as not keeping the ground bridge open longer than necessary, and maybe not bridging directly at the position chosen by Starscream.\\
'''Instead:''' They walk right into his trap, are completely puzzled by the dead clone body and allow him to sneak in, steal the keys and leave.
* Starscream himself has one of those in the same episode and only escapes through sheer dumb luck. He has one single dose of speed-enhancing red energon.\\
'''You'd expect:''' that he'll make quick use of it, sneak in, steal the keys and be gone before the Autobots know what hit them.
'''Instead:''' with his big mouth, he stops to gloat at every turn. Eventually, the red energon wears off and Starscream only manages to escape due to the Autobots' shock and poor aim, and after much fumbling with his own ground bridge remote.

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* In "The Human Factor", Silas is brought back to life by his team, inside Breakdown's body.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That since he's in an uncertain position, he'd like to keep them around. Those are the people who are unflinchingly devoted to his agenda, and are competent enough to maintain and operate very effective anti-Cybertronian weaponry, not to mention that they seem to be better experts than Silas himself when it comes to Cybertronian physiology, so he could rely on them to fix him if something should happen. Retaining a base of his own would also have been nice.\\
'''Instead:''' He kills them all out of megalomania, then has no home base, which causes him to throw in his lot with the Decepticons without any backup plan and meets a sticky end when he is no longer of use to Megatron. Then again, he's not all there after the surgery.

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* In the next episode, Starscream meets up with MECH, whose plans he has failed by enabling Bumblebee to recover his T-Cog. Silas immediately has him surrounded with weapons that Starscream knows can fell a Cybertronian, but before opening fire, he gives a one-liner, plus their weapons take a few seconds to charge up.\\
'''You'd expect''': For Starscream to immediately transform and bolt out of there, and finish the humans off from the air if necessary. While MECH have choppers with technology strong enough to disable a Cybertronian in one blast, Starscream is a much more agile flyer. Notably, he has been quick to transform and fly out of much less dangerous situations.\\
'''Instead:''' [[ForgotICouldFly Starscream just stares and does nothing]], then loses his T-Cog.

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* Again in the pilot episode "Darkness Rising Part 1", Arcee is following Jack. But Miko caught sight of Arcee in motorcycle form drawing her.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Arcee to stay in vehicle mode and ask Jack to come with her to the Autobot base.\\
'''Instead:''' She reveals herself in robot mode right in a back alley for humans to see, just so she can make Jack see who she really is outside of disguise. Miko catches sight of Arcee in robot mode.\\
'''Results:''' They have to deal with an annoying Japanese teenager who is always sabotaging their missions for the rest of the series!


* In "Grilled", Agent Fowler is being interviewed by the US General who believes that the destroyed robot the US Army has taken into storage is Optimus (when really it's his evil counterpart Nemesis Prime).\\

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* In "Grilled", Agent Fowler is being interviewed by the US General Bryce who believes that the destroyed robot the US Army has taken into storage is Optimus (when really it's his evil counterpart Nemesis Prime).\\

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* In "Grilled", Agent Fowler is being interviewed by the US General who believes that the destroyed robot the US Army has taken into storage is Optimus (when really it's his evil counterpart Nemesis Prime).\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Fowler to just call in Optimus to show up in-person (or in-robot?).\\
'''Instead:''' To keep the plot of this BottleEpisode running, Fowler just gives the general a very long (albeit unnecessary) recap of the show thus far with flashbacks (constituting a ClipShow).


'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He stands there repeatably screaming "No!" before Nemesis Prime falls on and nearly crushes him to death.]] [[FromBadToWorse Things only go downhill for him from here.]]\\

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'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He stands there repeatably screaming "No!" before Nemesis Prime falls on and nearly crushes him to death.]] [[FromBadToWorse Things only go downhill for him from here.]]\\ ]]


* In the pilot episode, [[BurgerFool Jack Darby]] who is working at K.O. Burger is forced to deal with heckling to-go customers. [[WritersCannotDoMath The food they order is actually finished before they arrive at the counter]] (wouldn't the burgers and fries be too cold to eat?).\\

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* In the pilot episode, [[BurgerFool Jack Darby]] who is working at K.O. Burger is forced to deal with heckling to-go customers. [[WritersCannotDoMath The food they order is actually finished before they arrive at the counter]] (wouldn't the burgers and fries be too cold to eat?).counter]].\\


* In the pilot episode, [[BurgerFool Jack Darby]] who is working at K.O. Burger is forced to deal with heckling to-go customers. [[WritersCannotDoMath The food they order is actually finished before they arrive at the counter]].\\

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* In the pilot episode, [[BurgerFool Jack Darby]] who is working at K.O. Burger is forced to deal with heckling to-go customers. [[WritersCannotDoMath The food they order is actually finished before they arrive at the counter]].counter]] (wouldn't the burgers and fries be too cold to eat?).\\



'''Instead:''' He actually leaves the food on top of the counter before the customers pay, and when he isn't looking they laugh at his stupidity and swipe their burgers and fries then drive off in a dash. Then Jack mentions that because they didn't pay, he'll be held responsible and will have to pay for those burgers himself.

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'''Instead:''' He actually leaves the food on top of the counter before the customers pay, and when he isn't looking they laugh at his stupidity and swipe their burgers and fries then drive off in a dash. Then Jack mentions that because they didn't pay, he'll be held responsible and will have to pay for those burgers himself.

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