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** Drift-- some are unhappy that he (a notable BaseBreakingCharacter in and of himself) has been getting a ton of [[SpotlightStealingSquad exposure]] lately (first in the films, and now in RID), while others think his new samurai-themed design and Minicon partners are cool. Still others-- mostly fans of ''[[Comics/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More Than Meets the Eye]]''-- are upset that he's not exactly like his IDW design, seemingly taking more cues from the live-action movie version instead.

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** Drift-- some are unhappy that he (a notable BaseBreakingCharacter in and of himself) has been getting a ton of [[SpotlightStealingSquad exposure]] lately (first in the films, and now in RID), while others think his new samurai-themed design and Minicon partners are cool. Still others-- mostly fans of ''[[Comics/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More Than Meets the Eye]]''-- are upset that he's not exactly like his IDW design, seemingly taking more cues from the live-action movie version instead.



* UglyCute: Underbite. Sure he's a giant dog with an unending appetite but you just want to pick him up and snuggle him. Even TFWikiDotNet describes him as adorable.

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* UglyCute: Underbite. Sure he's a giant dog with an unending appetite but you just want to pick him up and snuggle him. Even TFWikiDotNet [=TFWikiDotNet=] describes him as adorable.


** Between Drift and Fracture on the FoeYay side. In their introduction, they seem obsessed with each other.

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** Between Drift and Fracture on the FoeYay side.Fracture. In their introduction, they seem obsessed with each other.


** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances. While Creator/FrankWelker bring brought back to voice Soundwave was welcomed by the fanbase in general, the fact that he is considerably more talkative than he was in the past also rubbed several fans the wrong way, as they felt that his vow of silence was what previously made him such a menacing threat.

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** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances. While Creator/FrankWelker bring being brought back to voice Soundwave was welcomed by the fanbase in general, the fact that he is considerably more talkative than he was in the past also rubbed several fans the wrong way, as they felt that his vow of silence was what previously made him such a menacing threat.


** It would also have been engaging to see how Megatron would deal with the fallout of his own tyranny. Would he try to keep the peace? Bully TheRemnant into submission? How would loyal Decepticons such as Soundwave react to their leader's HeelFaeTurn?

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** It would also have been engaging to see how Megatron would deal with the fallout of his own tyranny. Would he try to keep the peace? Bully TheRemnant into submission? How would loyal Decepticons such as Soundwave react to their leader's HeelFaeTurn?HeelFaceTurn?


** Aside from Bumblebee and Optimus, the only characters from ''Prime'' who make return appearances are Ratchet, Bulkhead, Starscream, and Soundwave. Some particularly glaring absences:
*** Arcee's absence means we never see the original Team Prime in action over the course of the show.
*** Megatron is often referenced over the course of the show, often by Decepticons who desire to see him return and lead them to victory, indicating they're unaware of, or refuse to recognize, the HeelFaceTurn he pulled at the end of ''Prime''. Due to Megatron never appearing in person, we never see any Decepticons' reactions to what would presumably be an enormous and life-shattering revelation

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** Aside from Bumblebee and Optimus, the only characters from ''Prime'' who make return appearances are Ratchet, Bulkhead, Starscream, and Soundwave. Some particularly glaring absences:
omissions:
*** Arcee's absence means we never see the original Team Prime in action reunited over the course of the show.
*** Megatron is often referenced over the course of the show, often by Decepticons who desire to see him return and lead them to victory, indicating they're unaware of, or refuse to recognize, the HeelFaceTurn he pulled at the end of ''Prime''. Due to Megatron never appearing in person, we never see any Decepticons' reactions to what would presumably be an enormous and a life-shattering revelationrevelation.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Many fans feel a post-war Cybertron in the aftermath of the events of ''Prime'' would have been ideal ground to explore, especially in the wake of Optimus Prime's HeroicSacrifice, and especially since [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise the IDW comics]] had also used a post-war Cybertron where Autobots and Decepticons were forced to coexist. Instead, we never get to see the true impact the war had on the planet, and Optimus Prime is brought BackFromTheDead almost right away.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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Many fans feel a post-war Cybertron in the aftermath of the events of ''Prime'' would have been ideal ground to explore, especially in the wake of Optimus Prime's HeroicSacrifice, and especially since [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise the IDW comics]] had also used a post-war Cybertron where Autobots and Decepticons were forced to coexist. Instead, we never get to see the true impact the war had on the planet, and Optimus Prime is brought BackFromTheDead almost right away.



** It would also have been engaging to see how Megatron would deal with the fallout of his own tyranny. Would he try to keep the peace? Bully TheRemnant into submission? How would loyal Decepticons such as Soundwave react?

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** It would also have been engaging to see how Megatron would deal with the fallout of his own tyranny. Would he try to keep the peace? Bully TheRemnant into submission? How would loyal Decepticons such as Soundwave react?react to their leader's HeelFaeTurn?

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** It would also have been refreshing to see the Autobots trying to deal with the Decepticons from a position different than that of an underdog, for a change, which [[WonTheWarLostThePeace wouldn't automatically guarantee that they'd get their way]]. [[spoiler: When a corrupt Autobot High Council does enter the stage, they are revealed to be Decepticons, thus undermining the idea that Autobots can ever be portrayed as the villains.]]
** It would also have been engaging to see how Megatron would deal with the fallout of his own tyranny. Would he try to keep the peace? Bully TheRemnant into submission? How would loyal Decepticons such as Soundwave react?

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Many fans feel a post-war Cybertron in the aftermath of the events of ''Prime'' would have been ideal ground to explore, especially in the wake of Optimus Prime's HeroicSacrifice, and especially since [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise the IDW comics]] had also used a post-war Cybertron where Autobots and Decepticons were forced to coexist. Instead, we never get to see the true impact the war had on the planet, and Optimus Prime is brought BackFromTheDead almost right away.


** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances. While Creator/FrankWelker bring brought back to voice Soundwave was welcomes by the fanbase in general, the fact that he is considerably more talkative than he was in the past also rubbed several fans the wrong way, as they felt that his vow of silence was what previously made him such a menacing threat.

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** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances. While Creator/FrankWelker bring brought back to voice Soundwave was welcomes welcomed by the fanbase in general, the fact that he is considerably more talkative than he was in the past also rubbed several fans the wrong way, as they felt that his vow of silence was what previously made him such a menacing threat.


** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances.

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** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances. While Creator/FrankWelker bring brought back to voice Soundwave was welcomes by the fanbase in general, the fact that he is considerably more talkative than he was in the past also rubbed several fans the wrong way, as they felt that his vow of silence was what previously made him such a menacing threat.


** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return.

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** Soundwave initially appears as he did in Prime, and is pretty much unstoppable until he is forced back into the Shadowzone. In the final season Combiner Force, he's played up as having a big scheme that involves stealing the Autobots' Decepticon Hunters (which gave Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm enough power to battle a living god like Megatronus). In his actual appearance, said scheme turns out to be a fancy transmitter and he's quickly defeated in the same episode he makes his return.return, showing almost none of the combat prowess that defined his character over his previous appearances.

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** Soundwave's new body in this series essentially mixes together aspects from both his previous body in ''Prime'' and the character's classic ''Generation One'' appearance, keeping the head design, tentacles and method of deploying Laserbeak from ''Prime'', whilst giving him ''Generation One'' style body proportions and colours as well as that version's shoulder cannon, with a somewhat ''War For Cybertron''-esque alternate mode. Fans are split on whether this design is a nice composite of Soundwave's different appearances, or between finding his design here an improvement or downgrade from Soundwave's ''Prime'' design due in no small part to the more notable ''G1'' elements.


* CompleteMonster: In the [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse Aligned Universe]], [[GreaterScopeVillain Megatronus]], once a member of the Thirteen Primes, was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] for betraying his comrades and murdering Solus Prime. [[LeakingCanOfEvil Still having influence outside of his prison]], Megatronus causes the Decepticon prison transport ship, ''The Alchemor'', to crash on Earth, unleashing dozens of Decepticons on the planet. Contacting [[BigBad Steeljaw]], Megatronus manipulates him into releasing him from his prison, and uses his psychic powers to force one of Steeljaw's soldiers to begin amputating his own arm to convince Steeljaw to work faster. When unleashed from his prison, Megatronus betrays Steeljaw, tries to murder both him and the Autobots attempting to thwart him, and reveals he plans to use the power of Unicron and the Allspark to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy both Earth and Cybertron in one fell swoop]] as revenge for his imprisonment. [[FaceHeelTurn Perhaps once a good person]], Megatronus shed any heroic traits and replaced them with pure [[TheSociopath sociopathy]] and blind hatred.

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* CompleteMonster: In the [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse Aligned Universe]], [[GreaterScopeVillain Megatronus]], once a member of the Thirteen Primes, was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] away for betraying his comrades and murdering Solus Prime. [[LeakingCanOfEvil Still having influence outside of his prison]], Megatronus causes the Decepticon prison transport ship, ''The Alchemor'', to crash on Earth, unleashing dozens of Decepticons on the planet. Contacting [[BigBad Steeljaw]], Megatronus manipulates him into releasing him from his prison, and uses his psychic powers to force one of Steeljaw's soldiers to begin amputating his own arm to convince Steeljaw to work faster. When unleashed from his prison, Megatronus betrays Steeljaw, tries to murder both him and the Autobots attempting to thwart him, and reveals he plans to use the power of Unicron and the Allspark to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy both Earth and Cybertron in one fell swoop]] as revenge for his imprisonment. [[FaceHeelTurn Perhaps once a good person]], Megatronus shed any heroic traits and replaced them with pure [[TheSociopath sociopathy]] sociopathy and blind hatred.


*** Megatron is often referenced over the course of the show, often by Decepticons who desire to see him return and lead them to victory, indicating they're unaware of the HeelFaceTurn he pulled at the end of ''Prime.'' Due to Megatron never appearing in person, we never see any Decepticons' reactions to what would presumably be an enormous and life-shattering revelation

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*** Megatron is often referenced over the course of the show, often by Decepticons who desire to see him return and lead them to victory, indicating they're unaware of of, or refuse to recognize, the HeelFaceTurn he pulled at the end of ''Prime.'' ''Prime''. Due to Megatron never appearing in person, we never see any Decepticons' reactions to what would presumably be an enormous and life-shattering revelation


* {{Fanon}}: Wildbreak is [[WesterAnimation/TransformersPrime Breakdown and Knock Out's]] son.

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* {{Fanon}}: Wildbreak is [[WesterAnimation/TransformersPrime [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Breakdown and Knock Out's]] son.son.
** Lots of fan fics features Sunstreaker as Sideswipe's twin brother, just like in G1 Transformers fiction. (On the show itself, Sunstreaker only appears as part of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Easter egg with seemingly no connection to Sideswipe.)


** The new art style being cel-shaded CGI with traditionally painted backgrounds rather than the full CGI of ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]'' has caused a divide. Some wish they would have kept ''Prime's'' animation style, and find the series far less visually impressive than its predecessor, which could truly achieve some [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome spectacularly cinematic style visuals at times]]. For others, the style is colourful and vibrant and feel that by limiting the technical capacity needed to make a single episode, the series also allows for a much wider variety of character designs and settings than ''Prime'' did.

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** The new art style being cel-shaded CGI with traditionally painted backgrounds rather than the full CGI of ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]'' has caused a divide. Some wish they would have kept ''Prime's'' animation style, and find the series far less visually impressive than its predecessor, which could truly achieve some [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome spectacularly cinematic style visuals at times]]. For others, the style is colourful and vibrant and feel that by limiting the technical capacity needed to make a single episode, the series also allows for a much wider variety of character designs and settings than ''Prime'' did.

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