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1''Gladiformers'' is a 2007 film by Creator/VideoBrinquedo. The plot revolves around a Prince named [[BigGood Julius Drive]] who was sold into slavery (somehow) and forced to fight to the death in the mechanical slaughterhouse known as The Centaris Gladitorial Arena's. The movie has loads of Music/{{Angra}} songs thrown in and it did well enough in its home country to have a sequel but it sadly has never been dubbed in English. ˛˛{{Hilarious|In Hindsight}}ly, they did the "robot gladiators" thing years before ''Film/RealSteel'' did.˛----˛!!Come in, Gladiformer 1 tropes. That's an order!˛* TheAtoner: Patrion Tokal˛* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Maita Gortim got one dished on him.˛* CaptainErsatz: A couple.˛** Julius Drive is one of [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1 Optimus Prime]] (with a bit of [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Rodimus Prime]] thrown in too)˛** Magnum Tutor is one of [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1 Megatron]] with possibly a bit of [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Scourge]] mixed in.˛** The Supremobots seem to be based off of [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie The Quintessons]]˛* CurbStompBattle / StrictlyFormula: Most fights drag on for a while, then there is a pause for one character to dump exposition about their past, then one character utterly destroys the other.˛* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Supremobots may be tyrannical, but may the Godbots ''help'' you if you try stabbing another Gladiformer in the back in front of them.˛* FauxlosophicNarration: Lots from Julius Drive.˛* HeroicSacrifice: Several. The most notable is Maita Gortim sacrificing himself to save his nation from the predations of Supremobot talent scouts in a brilliant ThanatosGambit.˛* LargeHam: [[TheHeavy Magnum Tutor]] attempts to be this.˛* TheMockbuster: Of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.˛* SacrificialLamb: Poor Dante Logus.˛* SenselessSacrifice: What Dante Logus ultimately ended up doing. [[spoiler:Once you're in the arena, you must WinToExit.]]˛* ThisCannotBe: If you hear this, someone's about to die. ˛˛!! Come in Gladiformer 2 Tropes, That's an order!˛* AnimationBump: The animation is relatively better than the first one. Fight scenes are more fluid and there are more detailed sets and character models used [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools but it still doesn't look great.]]˛* AscendedExtra: Mana Elus, the princess who is only mentioned once in the last movie, is a major character in this one.˛** One of the Large Statues in the previous arena is the final boss in the movie.˛* BackFromTheDead: Magnum Tutor, Korjo Disblo, Dante Logus and several others are back and more powerful than ever.˛* CameBackWrong / FaceHeelTurn: Dante Logus and Mora Jarte are back....and villains now.˛* CarFu: A lengthy fight scene near the end of the movie has Julius Drive and Magnum Tutor use their vehicle modes to fight off hords of Project One's. Even the clones get in on the vehicular combat action!˛* CombiningMecha: Julius Drive and Magnum Tutor combine to form a super robot in the climatic battle.˛* HeelFaceTurn: Magnum Tutor ends up siding with Julius Drive in the quest to rescue Mana Elus and eventually reconciles his relations with him near the end of the movie.˛* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Julius Drive and Magnum Tutor spend much of the movie working together and fighting off the hordes of Supremobots to rescue their Princess. ˛----˛''[[TheStinger Hail Julius Drive! Hail Julius Drive!]]''


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