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Optimus Prime: Our worlds are in danger! To save them and the galaxy, we must find the four Cyber Planet Keys before the Decepticons can use them for evil! It is our mission! Hot Shot! Jetfire! Vector Prime! Landmine! Scattershot! Optimus Prime! Transform and roll out!

The entire universe is in danger! The ancient, planet-sized Transformer known as Unicron, whose spark was contained by the Autobots in a sun in Transformers: Energon, has now turned into a black hole called the Unicron Singularity. It is sucking the universe up, and only the four Cyber Planet Keys, each stored on a different planet, can stop its destructive power.

Oh, and due to the Unicron Singularity, all the Transformers are back on Cybertron, there are new characters and some of the old ones no longer exist. note 

Generally considered by fans to be the best of the Unicron Trilogy, which started with Armada and continued with Energon, Transformers Cybertron is a fairly unassuming yet fun series that stands out against Armada and Energon because even though it's not astoundingly good, it's at least light-years ahead of Energon.

Like Energon before it, Cybertron—co-produced between GONZO and Sunwoo Entertainmentnote  instead of either Actas or Studio A-Cat—was animated with a mixture of hand-drawn animation and CGI. However, Cybertron used more traditional CGI for the Transformers, in line with what had been used for Beast Wars and Beast Machines. This made the CGI all the more conspicuous, but also allowed for slightly better facial animation (and movement in general). The fact that the scripts were better also allowed for better voice acting.

This series provides examples of the following:

  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Very conspicuous. The Transformers are in (Non Cel-Shaded) CG and the human characters are traditionally animated.
  • Actor Allusion: One of Optimus and Megatron's Cybertron toys has them becoming a gorilla and tyrannosaurus respectively.
  • Adaptational Badass: Cybertron's Vegeta-esque take on Starscream was easily the most competent depiction of the character in any Transformers media at the time, and he remains one of the few competent Starscreams who are played entirely seriously rather than being a Butt-Monkey or Not-So-Harmless Villain.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Cyber Keys and occasionally the Matrix of Leadership. In the dub, Megatron also boosts his powers by wearing armor he created from Unicron's corpse.
  • Ancient Astronauts: Ancient Cybertronians (that's before Earth existed) populated several planets in different places forming the locations where the show takes place.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The final episode ends with the Autobot starships leaving Earth, ready to continue their space bridge project and spread life across the universe while continuing their adventures, while the four planets with Transformer life continue to thrive and a team of Autobots hunts down Starscream. The final moments have Optimus enthusiastically order his crew to continue onward, before narrating to the audience about the words of Primus.
    Optimus: Fire up the engines to full throttle! We have a course set to the far reaches of the universe, and it's time to go! (to the audience) Courage, hope for the future, and teamwork—our adventure will continue as long as we remember the words of Primus: 'Til all are one!
    Everyone: TRANSFORM!!!
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: After the closing of the black hole, and Galvatron's final defeat.
  • Apocalypse How: The Unicron Singularity, being a freak black hole, threatens to consume the galaxy if not the entire universe. If the Expanded Universe is to be believed, the Singularity has even damaged the timelines of several unrelated universes and threatens to consume the Transformers Multiverse itself.
  • Arc Words: 'Til All Are One. As in, one in purpose, not that way... When the transformers of Cybertron and the four colonized worlds come together to help thwart Galvatron's plans, Primus declares that all ARE one.
  • Ass-Kicking Pose: Multiple times throughout the series, such as Optimus referencing Exkaiser's famous sword-holding pose from Brave Exkaiser during his final battle with Galvatron.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Starscream, after growing to supreme size. The crown is virtually identical to the crown worn by G1 Starscream in The Transformers: The Movie. This Starscream tops him by not being slain right after coronation.
  • A Wizard Did It: In the dub, "Unicron collapsed into a black hole that damaged the timeline" is the official explanation not only for differences between Energon and Cybertron but for all plot holes in Transformers media, even ones in different continuities.
  • Battle Aura: Generally, Autobots have red auras while Decepticons have purple auras, corresponding to the color of their sigils. Starscream's becomes golden after absorbing Primus's spark. Weirdly, the dub often attempted to explain these as being something else (such as a nearby MacGuffin generating a forcefield to protect someone) or had characters become confused by their appearance.
  • Battle Cry: Yes. One of the most worthy of mention is the following:
    Leobreaker: (preparing to attack his Evil Knockoff) That Decepticon is gonna get neutered!
  • The Bermuda Triangle: Makes an appearance as the last resting place of Atlantis, which turns out to be an ancient Cybertronian starship.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Megatron is the sole Big Bad at first, but then Starscream betrays him and forms his own faction of Decepticons, competing with him to harness the power of the Cyber Planet Keys and the Omega Lock.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Ransack and Crumplezone.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Starscream's Cyber Key extends a pair of these, which when not in use are retracted into the wingpods on his arms. The one in his left arm becomes a cannon after absorbing Primus's spark, to replace the one bit off by Leobreaker.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Not nearly as bad as the previous dubs, but errors still occur here and there, such as the wrong characters being voiced.
  • The Berserker: Overhaul, bordering on Leeroy Jenkins.
  • BFG:
    • Optimus Prime's Super Mode cannons.
    • Primus, being a planet-sized Physical God, would have a huge gun. However, in the end, he wields one that's a space battleship as a gigantic cannon that counts as a BFG for him!
  • BFS:
    • Vector Prime's sword, Rhisling, by dint of being a Transformer-scale claymore.
    • Also, Sonic Wing Mode's dual swords.
  • Broken Faceplate: Optimus Prime's mouthplate is shattered during the final battle, although he is the victor.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Ransack and Crumplezone, a Team Rocket-like duo. Ransack perhaps more so than his partner. Quoth Crumplezone:
      "When he [Optimus] sees our real strength and feels our vengeance, he'll regret beating us over and over and over and..."
    • Thundercracker. Dear Primus, Thundercracker. Having the worst boss ever doesn't help. He gets lit on fire by Scourge twice. ("Would somebody please put me out?") At the end, after Ransack, Crumplezone, and Thunderblast go back on their Heel Face Turns and sneak off in homemade rocket, poor Thundercracker gets shanghaied aboard when he goes to investigate. The Hasbro version of his toy's mold was a major-league example of quality-control failure. (PRIMUS DAMNIT HASBRO!)
  • By the Power of Grayskull!:
    • In the English: "(insert name here), Transform!", "Cyber Key Power!", "Optimus Prime, Super Mode!"
    • In the Japanese dub: "Force Chip! Ignition! (insert weapon here)"
  • Calling Your Attacks: More egregious in Galaxy Force than Cybertron.
    • Thundercracker comes up with bigger and more grandiose names for simple attacks as the series goes on. However, they actually work as advertised.
  • The Cameo:
    • G1 Soundwave in tape-player form. First being used by Sideways in one episode, then in the epilogue being carried by this series' Soundwave. G1 Soundwave's cameo model is detailed to the point of having G1 Laserbeak in tape mode visible within him.
    • Alexis Thi Dang is briefly shown onstage in the finale in her Energon design, where the President is appointing Col. Franklin Ambassador to Cybertron. Oddly this cameo is present even in the original Galaxy Force footage where the series was not in canon with the previous two.
  • Cassandra Truth: In Family Coby and Lori desperately speend half the episode trying to convince their parents about the Autobots so they can travel to Gigantion to rescue Bud, to no avail until Colonel Franklin arrived.
  • Close-Range Combatant: After he becomes Leobreaker, Overhaul loses any long-ranged weaponry and has to rely on his claws, fangs and brute strength. Lampshaded during a ground-to-air firefight in which he has little to contribute to.
    Leobreaker: Great. Claws and teeth, but no firepower!
  • Combining Mecha: In Super Mode, Optimus Prime can combine with Leobreaker to form Savage Claw Mode, or with Wing Saber to form Sonic Wing Mode. Megatron can combine in a similar fashion with Leobreaker's Evil Knockoff Nemesis Breaker to form Dark Claw Mode.
  • Continuity Nod: Notably the American edit added shots in the finale showing older versions of Alexis,Rad, and Carlos with background images of their Mini-Con partners Grindor, High-Wire, and Sureshock as well as Kicker Jones with Energon Hot Shot to tie back to the previous two series.
  • Cool Big Sis: Override to Lori. At least in the dub.
  • Cool Mask: When Optimus activates Super Mode, the traditional Prime faceplate covers his mouth.
  • Cool Old Guy: Vector Prime, Landmine, Brakedown, Backstop.
  • Cool Starship: The four ancient Cybertronian colonization starships. Atlantis, Ogygia, Lemuria, and Hyperborea. And then their combined form, the massive warship Ark, which is used as a Black Hole destroying Wave-Motion Gun by Primus after his spark is restored.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Thundercracker, despite his ineptitude and repeated comical failures can be effective. In 2 episodes he had the strength to carry his teammates (Ransack, Crumplezone and Scourge, later Thunderblast). Twice he's proven himself to get the better of Jetfire, unleashing overly long attacks, like spinning around, firing off shots and downing Jetfire (unable to finish him because he got dizzy), and unleashing a charge attack on Gigatron and fighting Jetfire to a near draw in his favour (it was a near-draw because both beat each other into immobility, but Thundercracker knocked Jetfire out, while he stayed conscious).
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Metroplex vs. Megatron. Metroplex literally stomps on Megatron, and then after Megatron uses a dark energy attack to get Metroplex's giant foot off of him, Metroplex brings his colossal axe Sparkdrinker down on Megatron's head. Smashing him through the floor. And to make it worse on Megatron, he was in Dark Claw mode. Ouch.
    • Megatron then returns the gesture the very episode after after he evolves into Galvatron; he not only blocks the axe with one hand (and one finger before a powerup is used), he then snatches it and defeats Metroplex with his own weapon to add insult to injury.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Vector Prime's Time Reverse power. Using it shortens the users life. One or two minutes are okay, but three days to a week? Too dangerous.
  • Dawn of an Era: The theme of the final episode. Cybertron and it's lost colony planets are re-united, the Decepticons have (mostly) been defeated, Optimus hands leadership of the Autobots to Jetfire, with Optimus, Override, Evac, Metroplex, and others setting off to explore deep space.
  • Defeat Means Explosion:
    • When Optimus and Leobreaker stab Megatron, an inexplicable explosion follows, and sends him flying. Lampshaded in the dub when Megatron vows "This isn't over yet!" only for Optimus to tell him "Give it a second!" and then the explosion happens. Or when Metroplex powers up his axe and brings it down and somehow causes a battle-ending explosion.
    • Most notably and awesomely played when Galvatron being stabbed to death in the Final Battle results in this.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Override to Hot Shot, though this is helped by him aiding her a few times and genuinely impressing her with his drive to win (by fair means).
  • Depending on the Writer: As Cybertron's source material, Galaxy Force, wasn't initially envisioned as a sequel to the source material of Armada and Energon, Legend of the Microns and Super Link respectively, there's a few noticeable characterization issues between bots that appear in different entries of the series, requiring retcons and All There in the Manual to explain the issues. The chief offenders of this being Hot Shot, Megatron, Starscream, and Sideways.
    • In Armada, Hot Shot was as his name suggested, a hot shot rookie looking to prove himself while growing into a more mature bot, the results of which are plainly evident in Energon where he is more mature and hardened. In Cybertron however, he's once again a hot shot rookie trying to prove himself, if only slightly more mature from the outset.
    • Armada saw Megatron as, while occasionally a Bad Boss and outright abusive to Starscream, not without honor and respect, even willing to team up with Optimus to face Unicron and sacrifice himself to put an end to it. While he would indeed get worse in Energon, it's all but said he Came Back Wrong after being kept in a death like state inside Unicron, and still performed a Heroic Suicide to finally put an end to Unicron once he regained his faculties, leaving him as one of the more heroic incarnations of the character. Cybertron however would see him become one of the most vile, his Bad Boss traits at their worst, seeking nothing more than the complete destruction of the universe so he can remake it in his own image, willing to go to any extreme to achieve his goals, and losing any and all of his heroic attributes from the other entries in the Trilogy.
    • Armada had Starscream be unique amidst his various incarnations by being a Noble Demon, who grows more into an Anti-Villain, then Anti-Hero, via interactions with the human Alexis Thi Dang, before dying a hero, only to be brought back in Energon with Laser-Guided Amnesia and turned into Megatron's loyal subordinate, even sacrificing himself to try and save Megatron at the end. Cybertron however has him more akin to the original Starscream, being a scheming manipulator trying to usurp control of the Decepticons from Megatron, before eventually breaking off and establishing his own faction, making him a more successful version of his G1 incarnation. Though, in the dub, Megatron says "You will always be a loser!", indirectly referencing the previous two shows.
    • Sideways may be a manipulative Double Reverse Quadruple Agent in both Armada and Cybertron, but that's pretty much the only thing the two share. In Armada, he's practically the Knight of Cerebus, being the herald of Unicron and at times even it's Mouth of Sauron, played completely seriously in all his appearances, and his only motivation is serving Unicron, before being killed at the very end. In Cybertron however, he's a lot more comical and a smooth talker, with no explanation for how he's returned and no mention of having ever served Unicron, no one remembers him despite all growing to hate him, Hot Shot in particular after he used the young bot, and his motivation nowadays is trying to avenge his home planet, Planet X, by destroying Planet Gigantion at any cost. "Ask Vector Prime" would later introduce the retcon that the personality introduced in Cybertron is his actual personality, and that at some point before Armada, Sideways made a deal with Unicron in exchange for it's help, but got hit with The Dark Side Will Make You Forget, with his survival attributed to being saved by Unicron per their arrangement, by which point he finally remembered who he was again, the reason no one else remembered him being due to the Unicron Singularity causing them memory loss, which Sideways in turn exploited. Even that's suspect though as, after hijacking the corner for himself, ROTF!Sideways would claim that all Sideways from the Transformers multiverse are in fact one and the same, that he's actually a Dimensional Traveler and every Sideways is him, making his characterization impossible to pin down, especially since most Sideways are compulsive liars by default, with Sideways reveling in causing a Mind Screw.
      Sideways: Everything you think you know about me was a lie told by me to confuse someone, or conjecture from someone who'd be in no position to know. So yeah, maybe I'm a fragment of Unicron, because maybe Planet X used to BE Unicron. And maybe I'm his avatar made manifest and untethered once he collapsed into a giant singularity. And maybe I'm from the Cybertronian Empire. And maybe I'm just an ordinary Autobot who went crazy from Powerlinxing to the wrong Mini-Cons. Maybe I'm all of those things, or none. And you know what the best part is? You'll. Never. Know.
  • Determinator: The series practically runs on it. Overhaul against Scourge, Hot Shot racing against Override (even when exhausted and injured), and then Starscream, especially on his Foe Tossing Charge. Hot Shot, Red Alert, and Scattorshot refusing to give up after their Near Death Experience is one of the triggers for their Mid-Season Upgrade. Galvatron gets a second wind in his last clash with Starscreamnote . Optimus Prime manages to do it numerous times, especially in his last battle with Galvatron. It is finally subverted with Galvatron in the final battle.
    Starscream: True power... is simple determination, making the impossible possible through sheer force of will!
  • Deus ex Machina: Plenty of it, and in a good way. In fact, Cybertron gets to have a lot of fun with this trope due to some of the show's basic premises.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Darkly inverted. In episode 49, Galvatron (while hopped up on power from the Omega Lock and the Cyber Planet Keys) stuns a weakened Primus with a blast of dark energy. Played somewhat straight with Primus' second beatdown of Starscream.
  • Distant Finale: The last episode's end credits show Lori and Coby getting married and Dr. Suzuki holding what is presumably her and Colonel Franklin's baby.
  • Dolled-Up Installment: A very strange example: the anime of Galaxy Force is clearly written as a standalone story taking place in its own continuity, and the dub of Cybertron doesn't do a whole lot to bridge the gap. However, it's still treated as a sequel by official statements, even on both sides of the Pacific. What makes this one strange is that it's also a Divorced Installment, as the initial pitch was for it to be the third part of a trilogy, but Gonzo decided to make it its own thing.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: Restoring its intended status as a sequel to Armada and Energon when Galaxy Force wasn't produced as such, leaves some Unicron-sized plot-holes. Dead characters are alive again, returning characters sometimes act very differently or have new origins, some prominent characters don't seem to exist anymore, nobody remembers Sideways, and so forth. The black hole being a Crisis on Infinite Earths event that changed things is All There in the Manual - your average viewer on the street wouldn't go in knowing to take it on its own.
    • While the dub's All There in the Manual retcons are a bit hit-and-miss, they were subsequently applied back to the original production, Galaxy Force, placing it back into continuity with Micron Legend (Armada) and Super Link (Energon), making them more than just quaintness from a petulant Hasbro.
  • Dub Name Change: Naturally. In some cases, these are better. It's a bit of a list but:
    • Autolander became Brakedown.
    • Dreadrock/Dreadlock became Jetfire.
    • Exillion/Exigeyser (post-upgrade name) became Hot Shot.
    • First Aid/First Gunner (post-upgrade name) became Red Alert. Anyone who complains about this is being silly, as his character design is blatantly meant to be an evolution of Armada Red Alert.
    • Backpack/Backgild (post-upgrade name) became Scattorshot.
    • Jackshot/Ligerjack became Overhaul/Leobreaker. Ligerjack isn't so bad, but try saying Jackshot out loud.
    • Dark Ligerjack accordingly became Nemesis Breaker.
    • Nitro Convoy became Override. And a girl. See She's a Man in Japan below.
    • Flame Convoy became Scourge.
    • Live Convoy became Evac, which is appropriate for one who turns into a rescue helicopter.
    • Megalo Convoy became Metroplex. He's a major-league homage to G1 Metroplex, so the name fits like a glove.
    • Sonic Bomber became Wing Saber. Either name works quite well, and Wing Saber shows some semblance of continuity with Energon, which also featured an Autobot named Wing Saber that Optimus Prime could combine with.
    • Master Megatron/Galvatron dropped the "Master" part of the name.
    • In the Japanese version, Starscream is renamed "Super Starscream" after absorbing part of Primus's spark.
    • Dinoshout became Undermine.
    • Terrashaver became Brimstone.
    • Fang Wolf became Snarl. Fitting enough for the guy who turns into a wolf.
    • Saidos became Backstop.
    • Skids became Clocker.
    • Land Bullet/Arm Bullet (post-upgrade name) became Crumplezone/Dark Crumplezone
    • Gasket became Ransack.
    • Inch-Up (So named because his toys wheels raise him an inch up off the ground) became Dirt Boss (Fitting for a 4x4).
    • Hop became Jolt.
    • Blit became Six-Speed.
    • Bumper became Reverb.
    • Roots became Safeguard.
    • Blender became Quickmix. The change was fitting, considering this Quickmix is also an homage to a G1 character of the same name.
    • Moledive became Menasor. This was probably just to keep Hasbro from losing the trademark.
    • Chromia became Thunderblast.
    • Road Storm became Lugnutz.
    • Autovolt became Crosswise.
    • Demolishor became Mudflap.
    • Guardshell became Landmine.
    • Galaxy Convoy became Optimus Prime (of course).
    • Force Chips became Cyber Keys.
    • Planet Force became Cyber Planet Keys.
    • The Chip Square became the Omega Lock.
    • The starship Mu became the Ogygia
    • The starship Pangaea became the Lemuria
    • The starship Lemuria became the Hyperborea (because of the Pangaea example above).
    • Notably averted with Vector Prime. Since he's supposedly the same being in every appearance and universe according to his backstory he is still called that in the Japanese version, even though the "Prime" designation was at the time exclusively a US version thing with the Japan equivalent being "Convoy" which many other characters have in the Japanese dub. It wouldn't be until the Japanese dub of the live action films a few years later that they would start using it in their versions as well.
  • Dull Surprise: Although it still suffered from this, Cybertron was in general better about this (characters are now capable of smiling, sneering, glaring etc, although all talking is still "mouth open, mouth closed"). The dub's heavy use of Lull Filling also resulted in a frequent inversion, with characters having Seinfeldian Conversations while gesturing dramatically and creating Battle Auras.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Some shots in the pilot have the Autobots (chiefly Optimus) using a slightly different color scheme. Megatron's voice acting is also noticeably different than in the rest of the series.
  • End of an Age:
    • From a meta-level, this series marked the conclusion of the Unicron Trilogy and the close cooperation between Hasbro and Takara in overseeing the Transformers brand. With most subsequent major Transformers incarnations being Hasbro-driven.
    • This is punctuated in the finale with Alexis, Rad, Carlos,and Kicker from the previous two shows cameoing (only in the dub) in the last scenes as Optimus Prime takes off to explore deep space.
  • Epic Flail: Primus uses energy ropes to convert the moons of Cybertron into a slagging PAIR of these.
  • Evil Knockoff: Nemesis Breaker to Leobreaker.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Galvatron and Starscream. Normally, Galvatron would Curb Stomp his treacherous second in command, but this time, Screamer puts up such a good fight, he nearly wins!
  • Eyelid Pull Taunt: Lori does this once when the kids are running from Sideways. Later, Ransack and Crumplezone (to a few Autobots) and Thunderblast (to Lori) do it, but they don't have eyelids to pull nor tongues to stick out.
  • Femme Fatale: Thunderblast. Also something of a Gold Digger.
  • Fighter-Launching Sequence: One of the stock sequences. Quite drawn out. They start lampshading it pretty quickly.
  • Filling the Silence: The dub does this to compensate for the heavy use of Stock Footage. Notably, this time around it's extended even to the Transformation Sequences, resulting in frequent Narm whenever the conversations are less than serious.
  • Final Battle: Optimus Prime versus Galvatron. Optimus WINS, impaling Galvatron with Vector Prime's sword.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Starscream goes on one of these in episode 25 against eleven Autobot and WINS, successfully stealing the Omega Lock and the three Cyber Planet Keys found at that point.
  • Fooled by the Sound: At one point two of the Autobots are pulled over by a traffic cop. They project an image of a driver in their driver's seats and the one in the lead plays back a recording of the person they're projecting. Unbeknownst to them, the one of two people they were projecting was the President of the United States, and the recording was from a speech she was giving. The understandably confused cop simply stares as they drive off.
  • Foreshadowing: In United as Leobreaker protests leaving the battlefield as it will prevent him and Optimus from being able to combine the camera focuses on Wing Saber, who doesn't participate in the conversation. This foreshadows that later into the episode he will combine with Optimus.
  • Gag Dub: Not an extreme case, but Galaxy Force's Super Robot leanings and its overuse of Stock Footage were mercilessly Lampshaded by Cyberton.
  • Gatling Good: Megatron's second Cyber Key weapon is a laser gatling gun. In Japan it's called the Death Machine Gun.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Vector Prime does this to Optimus after Optimus has been nailed with a Hannibal Lecture by Galvatron. "I've heard enough!" *PUNCH*
  • Good All Along: Colonel Franklin is portrayed, through much of the early series as the standard sinister government antagonist, investingating the sightings of the Autobots in order to experiment on them, up until episode 26, where he finally encounters the Autobots, where it is revealed that in fact, having been rescued after having fallen into rapids as a child by a transformer (new member of the Autobots Evac), he had been hunting down the Autobots in order to thank him, after which Franklin becomes a major ally of the Autobots.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors:
    • Played with at times, Played Straight at others. Quite a few good guys tend to have red auras, while bad guys often have purple. Autobots' weapon fire is always red with red-and-white explosions, while Decepticons' blasters always have blue beams with purple-and-yellow explosions.
    • A Justified Inversion is when villain Starscream has a holy golden aura because he's stolen power from Primus.
  • Grand Finale: The 5 Transformer leaders teamed up, defeating Galvatron who was empowered by the Cyber Planet Keys, therefore allowing Primus to destroy the black hole and save the universe. The remaining few Decepticons deserted Galvatron when they realized he doesn't care about them in the slightest. With nothing left to lose, Galvatron challenged Optimus Prime to a final death battle, with Prime barely prevailing. When the crisis is finally over for good, some Transformers chose to explore the stars while the rest returned back to their own planets to continue their own lives and former rivalries, if any.
  • Gratuitous English: Galaxy Force has this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Vector Prime makes one. He uses Time Reverse to take the heroes back to when the interuniversal warp hole they used to reach Gigantion was open in order for them to return, even though he knew that the effort would cost him life.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Deconstructed cleverly with the villains in at least one case. At one point Megatron seemingly meets his end and the Decepticons' forces slowly crumble against the Autobots. Then Megatron revives himself, Crumplezone gets an upgrade, and the tides begin to turn. Leobreaker actually curses that the Decepticons have got their fighting spirit back, leaving him in desperate need of one of these himself.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: Scattorshot (the computer guy, mind you) chose to scan a missile truck as his alt-mode. He does try to point out that Optimus has giant cannons but they look like hoses.
  • Homage: Plenty to be had in this series, but this exchange during the Final Battle stands out:
    Early in the battle:
    Galvatron:: Why throw away your life so recklessly, Prime? It's a pity it has to end like this.
    Optimus Prime: That's a question you should ask yourself, Galvatron! I will finish you!
    The battle rages on, until they get ready to clash with each other for the last time.
    Optimus Prime: Only one shall stand, Galvatron. It ends here!
    Galvatron: NEVER!
    Cue their final clash. And Optimus Prime's victory. Then Galvatron completes it with his final words: "I still function. You haven't...won. Not while my spark...still burns... hm-hm-hm...ha-ha-ha..."(dissolves into the ether, dead.)
  • Humans Are Special: The Omega Lock emits a certain frequency when active. This frequency is only audible to humans, justifying the kids' place on the team. This was entirely the work of the dubbers.
  • Humongous Mecha: A given in Transformers, but the Transformers inhabiting Gigantion are giant compared to other Transformers. And Primus is the size of a freakin' planet. Heck, he turns into a planet.
  • Hypocritical Humour: In "Inferno", when Optimus and Scattorshot scan their vehicle modes:
    Optimus Prime: "A tank?! Are you trying to draw attention to us?"
    Scattorshot "As opposed to a firetruck with giant cannons? Yeah, 'cause that blends in so well with the scenery. Where'd you go? Oh, there you are, I didn't see you for a second, heh. A tank is perfect. No parking tickets, they'll all get out of my way, and I can get up to 60mph on rough terrain!"
    Optimus Prime: "Yes, but a fire truck is bigger."
  • Ideal Hero: As always, Optimus Prime is The Hero, being leader of the Autobots and their most altruistic member.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Optimus Prime wielding Metroplex's axe.
  • Introductory Opening Credits: The opening credits list the starting Autobot cast, though it never gets updated even when new main characters get introduced or undergo a Meaningful Rename.
  • Jumped at the Call: The three main human characters.
  • Just Plane Wrong: For some reason, the United States Airforce's primary fighter jet in Cybertron is the Su-37, which is Russian.
  • Large Ham: Megatron/Galvatron. But with David Kaye voicing, what did you expect? Also, Starscream, Thundercracker, Scourge...
  • Last Villain Stand: Galvatron loses the Omega Lock, his minions have deserted him, and his plan to reshape the universe to his own desire is foiled. His response? Attempt to destroy Jungle World and Cybertron at the same time and challenge Optimus Prime to a final battle.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Hot Shot. Overhaul also has traces of this, as does Wing Saber.
  • Lighter and Softer: This is the least violent series in the Unicron Trilogy, and with fewer dark moments too. There's countless cheaply-animated random Transformers that are potential redshirts, yet they suffered no onscreen deaths. Near-death encounters are resolved within the same episode. Only TWO of the main cast were killed off: Megatron/Galvatron was killed off twice and Vector Prime sacrificed himself, and even these were doubtful given the anime's epilogue. Perhaps in part due to the expensive CGI, the battle violence/gore was muted as well, we neither saw severed robot limbs nor severely mangled robot bodies. The only exception (and still a mild one) was the Grand Finale where Galvatron and Optimus Prime had a final fight, which ended when the relatively brutalized Optimus Prime fatally stabbed Galvatron in the chest.
  • Lip Lock: Averted for the most part.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Various characters do this to themselves, the first being Starscream. He does it again and becomes as big as Primus, only to have Primus smack him down in a Curb-Stomp Battle. Hard. Later, Landmine does this to himself briefly to serve Starscream his afterburners on a platter and throw him through a wall into a lake. During his showdown with Galvatron, Starscream reveals that with the power he's already absorbed he can do this to his body at will. He enlarges his forearm to Rocket Punch Galvatron. In episode 49, Galvatron first does this to his remaining troops and then to himself. It doesn't last.
  • Manipulative Bastard: See above, at Magnificent Bastard. Also Sideways.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: NOT THIS OPTIMUS PRIME!
  • Meaningful Name: A few. Let's start with Hot Shot, whose name is a fair description of his attitude. And Wing Saber, whose wing flaps become the blades of his sabers in robot mode.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Like most Transformers works, this one mainly exists to promote a toyline. Lampshaded at one point. ("More and more Autobots seemingly arrive out of nowhere")
  • Mid-Season Upgrade:
    • Overhaul, via the power of Jungle Planet's Cyber Planet Key, gets an overhaul and becomes Leobreaker. And he now turns into a lion.
    • Also Red Alert, Hot Shot, and Scattorshot, after their Near-Death Experience.
    • Followed by Starscream, growing to giant size after absorbing part of Primus' power. And later Megatron into Galvatron.
  • Mighty Glacier: Primus and Metroplex are subversions of this. So is post-upgrade Starscream.
  • More Dakka: The point of Optimus' Super Mode. Red Alert, Hot Shot, and Scattorshot after their upgrades. And then there's Primus. Absolutely LOADED with guns. That are the right size for him. And he's as big as a planet ( his alternate mode is Cybertron itself).
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Thunderblast. Boobs jiggle in one episode, nipples are visible in an earlier one... Which is parodied. Her character is deliberately Playing With Fanservice Tropes (no pun intended), but as a Fem Bot, her character design was probably not intended to titillate. If the writers had wanted to add actual Fanservice, they could have done a lot more with Lori.
    • We do get to see Professor Suzuki in a swimsuit once. And yes, she does keep the glasses on, if you were wondering.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • On our mythology, as the names of the ships match the names of legendary "lost continents," such as the Atlantis being the first ship to crash in the Bermuda Triangle.
    • Not that there's not plenty of TF mythology in this series. In a more straight example, the "four wise elders" who began the space bridge project are drawn to look like G1 Optimus Prime, Hot Rod, Jazz, and Ultra Magnus.
    • A lot of famous lines from G1 turn up, like "Such heroic nonsense" (we also got "such villainous nonsense" back when Megs first appeared to die.) and "Why throw away your life so recklessly" (we'll hear that one again in the last battle.) Also, "Until all are one" comes back in a big way. In G1, we hear it in one episode where it was suddenly always the Autobot rallying cry. In this, it's the Arc Words. Also, Prime is sometimes affectionately called "Big Bot," just like in Beast Wars.
    • The designs. Optimus's face is taken from Beast Wars "Optimal Optimus," for one. Starscream is based on the Dreamwave Comics pre-Earth Seeker designs. The most curious one is Metroplex's Mini-con, Drill Bit, who bears a striking resemblance to G1 Decepticon Headmaster Horri-Bull.
    • The Transformers references have an interesting effect in the original Galaxy Force production, taking the long way around. The character designs and the entire show's premise and treatment were created and intended as a sequel to Energon/Super Link, however during production of the Japanese version, a reboot was introduced, resulting many of the "upgraded"/evolved characters - such as Hot Shot/Excillion, Jetfire/Dreadl/rock and Red Alert/First Aid - turning into "new" character homages, oddly bearing a resemblance to their counterparts from the originally intended predecessor. This was ultimately resolved by the adoption of the dub's trilogy retcons, re-establishing Galaxy Force as a sequel to Super Link (as Cybertron is to Energon), and turning the new character homages/references back into upgraded existing characters.
    • It's not immediately obvious buy Scattershot's schematics for the base in episode 2 seem to be based on the city mode of Fortress Maximus.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Transformers was already slagging made of this trope, and is an example of it working. Cybertron is no exception, and with Primus took this to a new level.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Thunderblast. She even has nipples. Seriously: Look.
  • Not Quite Dead: Vector Prime. He isn't strictly dead, but now he can only exist outside of time. He can no longer venture out into the multiverse.
    • Well, in the series proper, he is clearly quite dead, and Bud trying to tell himself it's not so and failing to makes it even more of a Tear Jerker. Later Word of God on "multiversal singularities" such as him would indicate that he can still exist in the multiverse - it basically means that all alternate versions of him are equally "him" as opposed to being distinct individuals. Basically, if another series introduces a Vector Prime, it'll be the same character as Cybertron Vector Prime.
      • Basically what it means is he can't enter either of those universes any more. Others, yes, but not those two.
  • Oh, Crap!: Plenty of it, and with the moderately improved facial animation, you can tell. However, the best instance is in episode 49, when Galvatron has 5 supercharged attacks headed his way:
    Galvatron: Uh-oh!
    • Sideways gets a funny one in episode 41:
      Sideways: Mother!
  • Old Soldier: Landmine. He's the one who taught Optimus how to fight, and can still kick serious Decepticon aft. Vector Prime, to a lesser extent (he's far older, but not the best at fighting). Also Backstop.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Megatron after getting blown up with the collapse of his private dimension. The Armor of Unicron sustained his spirit, and absorbed energy from attacks on him to regenerate his body.
  • On The Next Episode Of Catchphrase: In Galaxy Force.
  • Opening Narration: The opening and ending quotes for this work's page.
  • Physical God:
    • Primus, now literally.
    • Vector Prime may also count, being as he is one of the original thirteen Transformers and could use Time as his personal plaything
  • Planetary Nation: Gigantion and Velocitron are like this. The politics of Gigantion are not really looked at, but there is only a single city on the entire planet, presumably under one form of government. Velocitron is governed solely by who is the fastest racer. The politics of this position is not essential to the plot, so it was not looked at.
  • Planet of Hats: Velocitron is a planet of racers, Jungle is a planet of Proud Warrior Race Guys and Gigantion is a planet of builders.
  • Planet Spaceship: The planet Primus can transform into a spaceship of sorts.
  • Plot Armor: Megatron's Armor of Unicron acts as literal plot armor at one point, as the justification for his turning out to be Only Mostly Dead.
  • Plot Coupon: The Matrix of Leadership, Megatron/Galvatron's Armor of Unicron (dub only), the Cyber Planet Keys and their focusing device the Omega Lock. These MacGuffins are also Applied Phlebotinum.
  • Plot Hole: Canonically, the Unicron Singularity itself is one so massive it causes inconsistencies and memory loss in Transformers across all of the multiverse.
  • Power Glows: Present, most notably in the Final Battle.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Also in spades.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Scourge.
  • Punch Parry: Optimus Prime vs. Megatron. Multiple times. Sometimes with Leobreaker's Savage Claw Mode against Dark Claw mode.
    • Other characters also get in on the action, at times.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Colonel Franklin. He wants to find the Transformers, not to exploit or hunt them, but to thank the one who saved his life when he was little.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Optimus gives a pretty good one to Galvatron, shortly before they make their final rush at each other.
    Optimus: You will always lose, Galvatron. You think of nothing but destruction. None of your victories last. You care about nothing but yourself. No-one cares about you. The time has come to end your struggle.
  • Recursive Ammo: Evac's missiles explode into more missiles.
  • Retcon: Okay, this takes a bit of explaining. The original Japanese show, Galaxy Force, was written to be a completely separate series from the previous two, which is why the characters are new/different/missing and the backstory doesn't connect to the other two shows. Hasbro, on the other hand, originally intended to make the show connected to the rest of the trilogy, and adapted the series accordingly. Supplementary material used the "Unicron Singularity" as an excuse for changing the entire universe around. However there is enough lack of reference in the show itself for it still to be taken separately.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Sideways' jet-to-robot transformation sequence features a sarcastic-seeming salute right before he poses against a Decepticon symbol. At first glance, this seems like just his usual mocking, irreverent attitude, especially since during the one time it's shown onscreen, he's note  giving the kids and Mini-Cons he intends to catch a mocking speech. However, when his true backstory is revealed, as one of the few survivors of Planet X, you realize the salute may not be as mocking as it appears... it's just not directed at any of the present day factions.
  • Roadsign Reversal: Ransack switches a sign around in episode 15, "Detour."
  • Rocket Punch: Thundercracker's "Super-'Lectric Lightnin' Thundercrackin' Punch!" Also, Starscream pulls a variant in his showdown with Galvatron, enlarging his right forearm to knock Galvatron through a loop.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The female Override is the male Nitro Convoy in Galaxy Force. This was done before with Beast Wars, however, as the Japanese dub the series switched Airrazor's original gender to male.
    • Hasbro paid homage to this by claiming Override posed as a male early in her racing career.
    • It worked very well, too. It makes more sense (She looks like she has high heels, and chest armor is similar to the armor many female 'bots sport.)
  • Shout-Out:
    • Optimus and Galvatron's final battle ends with visual similarity to a showdown in Brave Exkaiser.
    • Upon waking up aboard the Atlantis and seeing the Ogygia out the window.
    • After Optimus gets a Get A Hold Of Yourself Man punch from Vector Prime in the episode "Optimus."
    • Leobreaker (Ligerjack in Japan) bears more than a passing resemblance to Galeon.
    • Likewise, Optimus's Super Mode looks a lot like ChoRyuJin, down to having the same Japanese voice actor.
    • An interesting one that applies to the toys, but is not present in the anime itself—the packaging bio for Lugnutz makes him out to be a robotic counterpart of Hunter S. Thompson, which is further elaborated on in the online bio information. It states that he's disillusioned with the Decepticons and would rather be alone in the desert, contemplating existence and firing off large weaponry, while comparing him to Jack Kerouac. Indeed, even the toy itself contains a few nods(his head is wearing Thompson's usual hat and glasses, and once could take his motorcycle form as a nod to Thompson's time spent with the Hells Angels). The anime however avoided that, instead opting for more of a generic surfer personality. Interestingly, this is the second time Hasbro has had a character based heavily on Thompson.
    • In "Race", Bud calls Jolt "Double-Oh-Zero" and even does a Sean Connery impression. He even calls Lori "Ms. Monnypenny".
    • In "Beginning", when Scourge beats Leobreaker, there's a sudden shot of a mouthguard flying up in a reference to Tomorrow's Joe... even though Leobreaker wasn't wearing a mouthguard before or after this.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The retcon that the energon sun collapsed to make the black hole turns the entire Energon series into one of these, annihilating the planets they fought for the whole series offscreen. Again, however, the actual show largely ignores such things (mainly, Cybertron and Jungle Planet still exist.) The screen-given (and therefore more official) explanation is that the destruction of Unicron upset the balance between good and evil, and the black hole is the result. Its first victim is an uninhabited world, aptly named Moriturus - "I am about to die" in Latin.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Lori and Coby, although they never actually get to the 'kiss' part. Well, one supposes they did when they got married.
  • So Last Season: The powered-up Starscream easily disassembles Optimus and Leobraker's Savage Claw Mode, only to be finally defeated by Optimus and Wing Saber's Sonic Wing Mode. Optimus would continue to link up with Wing Saber with the rest of the series, while Savage Claw Mode quickly fades out of use. In the Japanese version this is Lampshaded when Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker from Leobraker's hidden envy of Wing Saber.
  • Speed Demon: Velocitron is an entire planet of speed freaks with a culture centered around racing. Hot Shot also becomes this trope during the series, and it is on Velocitron where he unlocks his cyber key power.
  • Spell My Name With An S: Due to trademarkability, Scattershot and Breakdown are called "Scattorshot" and "Brakedown" in the toyline.
  • Staredown Faceoff: Starscream and Megatron, both of which have, at this point in the series, absorbed enough Energon to be amongst the two greatest powers in the universe. As they enter their final battle, they get up close and begin to channel their Battle Auras, neither wishing to back down - Even as the expanding Battle Auras literally force them further apart, they continue to struggle closer to each other.
  • The Starscream: Starscream. That would seem obvious, but in the rest of the Unicron Trilogy he was more of a Noble Demon. Also, this time Starscream is far from incompetent... He carefully waits for the right opportunity, when Megatron is irritated and not thinking clearly. He then tricks Megatron into a forcefield trap in the middle of deep space. This buys him time to steal the Omega Lock and the three keys found so far, trouncing an entire team of Autobots in the process. He becomes supersized and much stronger, and fights Primus (i.e., God) twice. When he clashes with Galvatron near the end he almost WINS. He's not just a serious threat in this series, he borders on scary. He also outlived Galvatron making Starscream the most dangerous Decepticon in this series alive.
  • Steampunk: Vector Prime, who is mostly CLOCKWORK.
  • Stock Footage: Cybertron was a serial offender. This was frequently Lampshaded in the dub, to the point where the cast virtually started MSTing it.
  • The Straight Man: Jetfire and Red Alert.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Averted. Optimus survives the whole way. He also kills Galvatron. Alone. Scourge nearly makes one but Snarl talks him out of it.
  • Super Mode: "Optimus Prime: Super Mode", via the parts from his vehicle mode that go into subspace when he's in normal robot mode. The fire-trucks combination ladders/water cannons/laser cannons swing under his arms to act as guns that are BFGs even for a Transformer. And they open up to make the charging area even bigger when he uses his Cyber Key.
  • Super Robot Genre: Leans more towards this than its predecessors, with heavy emphasis on Heroic Spirit and a number of Shout Outs to the Brave Series. Much of this was toned down in the dub.
  • Sweeping Laser Explosion: When faced by great numbers, Optimus Prime fires both of his Super Mode cannons in a sweeping movement, with multiple explosions following in the beams' stead.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: The English dub often has the character transforming talking about something as they go through a step by step sequence that takes about a minute at worst to complete. Gets particularly silly in the case of Metroplex, who transforms to save the comparatively small heroes from a falling object. Especially considering his transformation sequence is literally comparable to standing up.
  • Team Rocket Wins: Episode 25. Starscream beats the Autobots and steals the Omega Lock.
  • Tempting Fate: Landmine in ep. 45 when he finds Gigantion's Cyber Planet Key. "And for once, findin' one of these was a piece of cake." *Cue Starscream's entrance* "Me and my big mouth." But Landmine makes up for it by using the Key to grow to Starscream's size and pay him back for injuring him in the first episode.
  • That's No Moon: Cybertron is Primus.
  • Theme Naming: The ancient starships are all named after mythical lost continents. Of course, within the show, the continents are named after the ships.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: The theme song from the English dub has a roll call just after Optimus Prime's narration sets the show's stage. After that and dropping the Autobot rallying cry of "Transform and roll out", the theme song itself kicks in.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Optimus using Metroplex's axe on Ransack and Crumplezone (To be fair, they had held Jolt and Bud captive briefly, and even tried the "save the hostage or catch us" routine. Prime managed both, and repaid the baddies' Jerkassery in full.) He lampshades it hilariously.
    Optimus: I hope you don't think this is a tad excessive.
    Ransack and Crumplezone: N-n-no!
    Optimus: That's good. After all, I'm just trying to be fair! *WHAM!*
  • This Cannot Be!: Galvatron gets this a few times. Most notable is in his Final Battle with Starscream.
    Galvatron: How can this be... am I... to be defeated... by Starscream?!
    (Later, in episode 49, after the black hole is destroyed)
    Galvatron: I don't believe it.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Optimus Prime vs Galvatron.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Defied, as characters transform multiple times without stock footage, which takes a second at most. The talking seems to be more of an internal monologue used to fill the stock footage. The stock footage that's used like packing peanuts. Heck, sometimes the talking is used to lampshade the stock footage.
    • Optimus even explains his plan while transforming once during the longest chunk of uninterrupted stock footage in the show. That's a minute's worth of talking during what is shown to take a few seconds at most.note 
  • Transformation Sequence: Naturally. The Transformers are, after all...
  • Transforming Mecha: Naturally, given that is their species' key feature.
  • Tsundere: Lori had shown hints of being this early on, but it's only after Thunderblast nearly kills her in the episode "Ambush" that Lori truly showcases the tsun part. Lori does occasionally show her dere side to Coby.
  • Underboobs: Thunderblast, due to the way her CGI is designed.
  • Undying Loyalty: Thundercracker's the longest serving Decepticon under Megatron, and only jumps ship when Galvatron turns on them at the very end of the series. After that, he's one of the few Decepticons actually liking the Autobot peace.
  • Villainous Valour:
    • Starscream when he goes after the Omega Lock.
    • Lampshaded when Megatron comes Back from the Dead. The Autobots, who were previously in control, lampshade in disgust that their leader returning gave the Decepticons their fighting spirit back.
  • Walking Armory: Wing Saber. At least two different kinds of missiles on his wings, his fingers are Gatling Good, there's another pair of chain-blasters below his cockpit (which also become a more powerful blaster as his Cyber Key power), slower-firing but possibly stronger laser guns on his wingtips, his eponymous swords...
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The massive warship Ark, when wielded by Primus. And it's not just a Wave Motion Gun, it's a BLACK HOLE-DESTROYING Wave Motion Gun.
    • Earlier in the series, we also have several others - Optimus Prime's Super Mode Cyber Key power, and the Cyber Key super blaster used by Wing Saber becoming even more powerful in Sonic Wing Mode.
    • Depending how far you stretch the definition, many of the Cyber Key powers could qualify, as many of them activate various enhanced blasters with various charge times - Red Alert's in both his forms, Upgraded Scattershot's, Ransack and Crumplezone's, Override's, Super Starscream's, Primus's...
  • Wham Episode: Episode 25: Starscream seizes the Omega Lock. Episode 26: Megatron brings three characters to the brink of death. Episode 47: Vector Prime dies.
  • Wild Hair: Overhaul gets this, or the Transformer equivalent, after being reformatted into Leobreaker.
  • The Worf Effect: So many instances... Generally speaking, the new character on his first appearance will often showcase his power (that is, toy marketing) by dominating a previously established powerful character in a battle. Megatron, Scourge and Optimus Prime are often on the receiving end of this.
    • Optimus Prime combined with Leobreaker into Savage Claw Mode to overwhelm Megatron and subsequently Scourge.
    • Starscream became giant-sized and defeated the previously undefeated Optimus Prime Savage Claw Mode.
    • Optimus Prime combined with Wing Saber into Sonic Wing Mode to defeat Giant Starscream.
    • Late in the series, the Gigantion transformers demonstrated this as well, mostly due to their gigantic statures allowing them to overwhelm the smaller opponents easily. Menasor was bearing down on Evac and Override, the other two Transformers leaders aligned with the Autobots. Quickmix quickly defeated Scourge, who was established to be nearly as powerful as Optimus Prime or Megatron. Metroplex was the show stealer in his debut though, defeating Megatron Dark Claw Mode (Destroying Nemesis Breaker in the process), Scourge and the other ragtag bunch of Decepticons all by himself...
    • ...So of course Metroplex would be the receiving end of this trope as well when Megatron got reformatted into Galvatron and demonstrates his new strength.
  • Wrench Wench: Lori, helping Coby every once in awhile.
  • Yellow Earth, Green Earth: : After absorbing the energies of the Earth Cyber Planet Key, Starscream gains the ability to lift rocks out of the ground and use them as weapons. Both Starscream and the affected rocks glow yellow when he uses this power.
  • You Are Not Alone: As Galvatron prepares to finish his long time foe once and for all, Vector Prime's map blocks the blow with the Prime himself appearing to Optimus to give him his sword and a better chance at defeating Galvatron. Vector Prime reassures Optimus that he'll be there, watching him as he does this.
    Vector Prime: Optimus Prime.
    Optimus Prime: Vector Prime?!
    Vector Prime: I shall always be watching over you from beyond time. When your need is greatest, I shall be there. And now, I have a gift.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Vector Prime pulls one of these in the second episode. This is one of those examples where the person doing it doesn't die. It is awesome to behold.
    Vector Prime: Hold, Megatron! You shall go no further! CYBER KEY POWER! Tachyon Shield!
  • Your Size May Vary: Starscream's size after absorbing Primus's spark. At first, the average Transformer is about the size of his head. In later appearances, his size is a bit inconsistent, though he always remains at least twice as big as most other Transformers.

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Learning the hard way.

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