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Transformers Animated Season 4 is a fan made video series with the sole purpose of continuing the Transformers Animated cartoon after its Cancellation.

The link to the videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh3wbgHl-rCxK1VVZlhD6uWiHzz39mUna

Transformers Animated Season 4 Contains:

  • 0% Approval Rating: It's made perfectly clear that everyone on Cybertron disapproves Sentinel as the current Magnus. It's so bad that there's a huge mob appearing outside, demanding him off the position.
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  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Powermaster Optimus Prime.
  • And I Must Scream: Meltdown sinks into the Earth's core, Swindle's trapped inside his own personal storage dimension and Soundwave and his minions are sentenced to be lock inside the dream world that he subject the Autobots to.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After his last attempt to kill Bumblebee fails, Waspinator drags his mangled body away and begs Optimus to just leave him alone.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: "Ideals" is a two part episode focusing on the Decepticons.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Everyone cheers that Optimus became Magnus.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Ratchet asks Lockdown in two occasions what would he be without his weapons and how would he be remembered in the long run.
  • Asshole Victim: Bumblebee believes Sentinel Magnus is this for all the crap he put them through but restrains himself to say this out of respect for Optimus.
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  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Ultra Magnus arrives to curbstomps Megatron and forces him to leave Cybertron.
  • Avengers, Assemble!: Team Prime recruits all their allies (The Dinobots, Wreck-Gar, SUV, other small time crooks and the Shattered Glass Decepticons) to stop Megatron from cyberforming Earth.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: With some convincing from Sari and his friends, Optimus chose to become the new Magnus.
  • Backstab Backfire: Fanzone has disabled the Seed in case Lockdown attempts to betray him and Ratchet. It work.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • Black Arachnia's develops friendship towards Blitzwing due to the latter's role in saving her.
    • It's revealed that the reason Lugnut is so loyal to Megatron is because the latter saved his life during the Great War.
  • Being Evil Sucks: SUV admits that their pursuit of villainy has done nothing but ruin their lives.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
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    • Optimus gets enraged at Sentinel for making a deal with Megatron to leave the Decepticons alone on Earth in exchange for sparing his life.
    • Alpha Trion is not too happy that Sentinel lied about Optimus and Megatron.
  • Big Damn Reunion: Team Optimus and Sari are happy to finally meet each other after ten years apart.
  • Bookend: Optimus and Megatron have their final battle on the Ark once more.
  • Brain Uploading: Optimus figures out that by transferring the sparks of the newly techo-organic Bumblebee and Black Arachnia into blank slated protoforms, they can have their original forms restored. It works for Bee but BA, not so much because her Cybetronian body has been too long bonded with her Organic half.
  • Broken Ace: Even after Black Arachnia restores Blitzwing's sanity, the latter chose to turn back because he honestly believes that Megatron is the only one that can restore the Decepticons.
  • Broken Pedestal: Lugnut suffers this after learning that Megatron is not the glorious leader he thought he was.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The Autobots had their weapons disabled. Thankfully, Ratchet restores them but they are not as effective like last time.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Powell plans to have his Headmaster forces against the Decepticons backfires. Not only are they destroyed but the attack causes the Decepticons to retaliate on the humans.
  • Call-Back:
    • Optimus uses the same technique Starscream created to make his Clones.
    • Nanosec remembers Megatron about the Destronium and Megatron remembers Nanosec failing to get them for him.
    • Sari informs the Autobots about the underground lab Soundwave built under the Autobot base. They then wonder how Soundwave built the place right without their notice.
    • The Nemesis reappears, still stranded on the moon until its destroyed by the cyberforming.
    • Blurr flashes back to the time he got converted into a cube by Shockwave.
    • Maccadams is reopened after Sentinel shut it down.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Lockdown's ship returns to be used by Sari and SUV to get to Cybertron.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Wreck's Gar talent to build structurally sound fortresses becomes handy in saving city hall.
  • Combining Mecha: Dirt Boss develops the ability to combine several robots into one.
  • Cool Old Guy: Alpha Trion becomes very respectful and kind towards Team Prime for their continued heroics in protecting Cybertron and Earth.
  • The Corruptor: Starscream manipulates Sentinel into merging with the Allspark and in doing so, free him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Sentinel begs for his life and made a deal with Megatron to be spared in exchange for the latter to stay on Earth and the Elite Guard will not interfere with him ever again.
  • Dirty Coward: Sentinel's Fatal Flaw. When the situation doesn't go into his favor, he would sacrifice anything and anyone and made severely bad choices to save his own skin. Megatron will later calls this out on Sentinel.
  • Disarm, Disassemble, Destroy: Wreck Gar disassembles Blitzwing and Lugnut to pieces.
  • Divide and Conquer: With most of the Decepticon forces heading to Cybertron, Optimus takes advantage of this to get to Megatron and defeat him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Optimus refuses to aid Sentinel, even knocking him back until the rest of Team Prime is free.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Sari dreams of Earth getting covered in metal, killing everyone including the Autobots. This is later revealed to be the work of the Seed and cyberforming.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Grimlock advises to himself and Optimus that it's best that they don't get involved with Black Arachnia noting it to be a toxic relationship.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The end of Season 4 with Optimus finally becoming Magnus and leading the Autobots to a new golden age.
    Optimus Magnus: So this is what is like to be a hero.
  • Enemy Mine: Jazz manages to convince the Dinobots to team up with them because both sides want to get rid of Dirt Boss and the Constructicons.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As Crazy Blitzwing correctly summaries, I'm not so sure I'm the crazy one anymore.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Megatron genuinely cares for Shockwave ever since their days as gladiators.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone could see there something going on between Arcee and Ratchet.
  • Evil Gloating: Powell records a video of himself explaining his plan. Sari questions the need of this other than Powell boosting his own ego.
  • Faking the Dead: Blurr uses his status as deceased to spy on the Decepticons.
  • Fast Ball Special: Blurr threw the iron enhanced Ironhide at the Steelhaven.
  • For Science!: Black Arachnia wants Optimus to be her subject to test on her next experiment to rid herself of her organic half.
  • Friend to All Children: Wreck-Gar is very popular to the children of Detroit.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: After Kaon landed at Detroit, it cause a massive tidal wave that nearly flooded the city.
  • Godzilla Threshold: With Cybertron under Starscream's rule, Sari resorts to recruiting the human villains to stop him.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: The Decepticons in the Nemesis went through this.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Optimus decides the only way to stop the Decepticons is to rally every ally they can find.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Primus is this having created Sari to help in the upcoming war between the Autobots and Decepticons.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Unicron who is responsible for bringing Dark Energon and creating the main threat in this season.
  • Great Escape: Team Char started this to free Megatron.
  • Happy Ending Override: The entire first three part episodes to Season 4.
  • Hate Sink: Shockwave has ticked off a lot of people especially Black Arachnia, Lugnut and Blitzwing.
  • Heel–Face Turn: SUV forsake their criminal ways and join the good guys.
  • He Knows Too Much: Sentinel locks Ironhide away and shuts down Omega Supreme, fearing one or both of them will tell his secret.
  • Heroic Host: Inverted and downplayed. Prowl had to possess Sentinel Magnus in order to protect the Allspark energy from Starscream's mind controlled army.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Megatron was once a noble gladiator who wanted to bring prosperity for his Decepticons until the war changed him into a ruthless tyrant.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Sumdac System was the heart and soul of Detroit until it starts to lose its touch due to Professor Sumdac having drown in guilt for his unintentional role in helping Megatron and the lost of investments done by Meltdown.
  • Humiliation Conga: After Powell spent all his savings in his mayoral campaign, he has to force to work at Burger Bot and after scuffle with the Decepticons, he is left on the streets alone.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Sentinels mocks Optimus for naming his team after himself. Not long after, Jetstorm presents a poster about Team Sentinel.
  • I Believe I Can Fly: Bumblebee flaps his booster rockets together to fly.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Sentinel Magnus's death.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: The Constructicons take a liking to Energon.
  • I Owe You My Life: Lugnut's Undying Loyalty stems from the time when Megatron saved his life during the Great War.
  • Ironic Echo: Bumblebee delivers a line that Shockwave uses on Blurr.
    Bumblebee: I can't catch you but I can trapped you.
  • It's All My Fault: Optimus has been feeling guilty for many things. This includes bringing Megatron and Kaon to Earth.
  • It's Personal: Megatron's campaign against the Autobots starts after Ultra Magnus shut down the gladitorial arena where Megatron works.
  • Kangaroo Court: Masterson is hired by Powell to be be a judge and keep the Autobots off his back.
  • Karmic Death: Shockwave is killed by the bot he framed.
  • Keep the Reward: Subverted. Wreck Gar becomes Mayor of Detroit. The reason this happen because Ratchet says that while heroes won't do it for the rewards but sometimes, it's good to earn them.
  • Kill and Replace: Subverted with the kill part. Megatron switch places with Shattered Megatron to get the Dark Allspark causing this to be The Bad Guy Wins.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of the series, the ones who are off-lined are Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Sunstorm, Lockdown, Meltdown, Prowl, Starscream, Jetfire, Jetstorm, Sentinel Prime, Shockwave and Megatron.
  • La Résistance: Arcee, Blurr and Cliffjumper decides to go against Sentinel Magnus having had enough of his tyrannical rule over Cybertron.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Dirt Boss gets ironically bossed around by Megatron.
  • Living MacGuffin: Bulkhead is the central component for the Constructicons's Devastator. Which also means he can disassemble them.
  • Loop Hole Abuse: Jazz tells his friends to revert back to their Cybertronian Vehicle modes since Powell can't sue them if they using their own original designs.
  • Meaningful Echo: Alpha Trion refers to Optimus as the bot programmed to be a hero.
  • Mind Control: Starscream uses this to control all Cybetronians except Megatron.
  • Mirror Universe: Sari and Bumblebee enter into an alternate universe where Autobots are villains and the Decepticons are heroes.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Megatron viciously diminishes Blitzwing and Lugnut, the two turn against Megatron. The same happens to Mixmaster and Scrapper after the Constructicons bully them for the last time.
  • Monumental Damage: Played for Laughs. The Dinobots spent all their time wrecking Dinobot Island, making into looking like an actual dinosaur.
  • Musical Episode: Thanks to Soundwave.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Bulkhead helps Mixmaster and Scrapper to escape from the Constructicons to make it up to them for dragging them into the war.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Bulkhead has this reaction when Scrapper and Mixmaster point out his vital role in setting up their lousy situation. In the end, he does reconcile with the two Constructions, helping them free themselves from the influence of Dirt Boss.
    • Sentinel gets hit hard with this when he realizes how everything he's done has played straight into Megatron's hands, especially when he realizes that his actions not only got Jetfire and Jetstorm killed, but also has doomed both Earth and Cybertron. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get a chance to make things right because Megatron kills him shortly after delivering a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Mythology Gag: Several of this pops up in the season.
    • Jazz's line "You want a piece of me?" is based on his film counterpart's in Transformers
    • Cade is based on Cade Yeager from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Another
    • Much of the plot is based on the cancelled Season 4.
    • The porcupine looking Decepticon is based on Quillfire from Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
    • Episode 4 has references to Transformers Beast Wars. Other than the pteranodon most likely a reference to Terrorsaur, Black Arachnia's test animals consists of a gorilla, cheetah, rhinoceros, rat, white tiger and falcon.
    • The song during the battle between Jazz and Soundwave is from the original G1 Transformers. Even Jazz's original Cybertronian form is based on his G1 counterpart.
    • The lines spoken by Shattered Megatron and shot of Unicron is directly based on The Movie.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Megatron's ability to turn Allspark energy into Anti-Allspark's is used to weaponized Slo-Mo's time stopping device to destroy the Allspark. However, this allows Slo-Mo to use the device on him.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Sentinel has Optimus and Team Prime locked in the stockades even though they succeed in bring Megatron to justice. Most likely for this is due to Sentinel refusing to give up his position as Magnus.
  • No Indoor Voice: Sari explains her whole plan to Mayor Edsel's former aide for some reason and predictably, the latter didn't like it.
  • Not So Above It All: Ratchet decides to use a mod and likes it despite his qualms about them.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Heroic Example. Alpha Trion and Perceptor intervened whenever Sentinel is the Bad Boss.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Sunstorm and Ramjet when they realized they are about to be killed to get their Allspark fragments.
    • Cliffjumper says that Omega Supreme was shut down but the problem is that Sentinel brought him back online again.
    • Shockwave after Bumblebee reveal to Waspinator that he was the one who frame him.
  • Only Sane Man: Hook to the Constructicons.
  • Pet the Dog: After freeing himself, Mixmaster and Scrapper from Devastator, Bulkhead persuades them to leave and be free.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Black Arachnia admonishes Melt Down for sacrificing his own humanity for his ego.
    • Megatron calls out each of SUV that they are insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
    • Megatron chews Sentinel out that his incompetence and desire for power made him an unworthy Magnus and that he's responsible for the deaths of Jetfire and Jetstorm and Cybertron's destruction.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Lockdown, of all bots destroy Swindle's operation to save Ratchet and Fanzone.
  • Refusal of the Call: Most of Team Prime sans Optimus and Ratchet refuses to aid the people of Cybertron for locking them up in the stockades.
  • Replacement Goldfish:
    • Since being with Optimus is not possible, Black Arachnia took interests with the techo organic clone of him.
    • Jazz went through this since everyone were accustomed to Prowl long before he arrived.
  • Retired Badass: Fanzone.
  • The Reveal: Sari learns that she was created by Primus.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Powermaster Optimus takes on the entire Decepticon army to avenge Sentinel and the Elite Guard. And based on the massacre, Optimus is clearly winning.
  • Sadistic Choice: Megatron presents this to Optimus that he either help him escape to Earth or let Kaon be destroyed along with possibly hundreds of innocents and never see Sari again.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Convinced by Sari, Omega Supreme heads back to Kaon and rescue the captured Autobots and their allies.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Swindle attempts to flee after the battle is over.
  • She's All Grown Up: Sari has grown a lot. Prowl commented she has become a beautiful human woman.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Implied. Ratchet and Arcee have grown quite close since the Season 3 finale.
  • Spanner in the Works: Ironhide, freed from the stockades, informs Alpha Trion about Sentinel's deceit and later recruits Team Athenia to stop Sentinel's invasion on Earth.
  • Spirit Advisor: Prowl.
  • Taking the Bullet: Sari protects Optimus and everyone in Detroit from the cyberforming.
  • Tempting Fate: At the moon, Sentinel boasts to his troops about his plan on attacking the Decepticons when their guard is down. However, the Decepticons are aware of their presence and fire their artillery at them.
  • Third Wheel: Bumblebee feels sad that he left Sari alone for ten years and he has to come back when her life was doing fine. Sari informs him that life was miserable. This also applies to Cade.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Ratchet and Fanzone launch Rattletrap into outerspace for causing a lot of the trouble in the first place.
  • Time Skip: Transformers Animated Season 4 takes place ten years after the original series.
  • Token Good Teammate: Blitzwing was the only one who questions Megatron's slow descent to insanity and questionable actions. This culminates in him trying to usurp his leader to prevent anymore.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Fanzone shows his appreciation more of the Autobots.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Deconstructed. Unable to take the insanity of the Cybertronian Wars, Cade decides to break up with Sari.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Shockwave will do anything for Megatron.
    • Even after Sentinel's latest foul up almost cause Cybertron to be conquered, Jetfire and Jetstorm remained by his side. Said-tragedy tragically leads to their demise.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Blurr came back due after being found by the Autobots having found and revived.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Megatron intends to cyberform Earth to make it into a new Cybertron.
  • Watching Troy Burn: Megatron have Kaon's cannons to fire upon the Autobot base. Optimus and the Autobots manage to escape but everyone is distraught at what happened, especially Prime.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Scalpel's only animated appearance is in the first episode where he became a bomb to allow Megatron and the Decepticons to escape.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Sentinel Magnus and Black Arachnia calls out on Optimus for his mistakes.
    • Scrapper and Mixmaster are angry at Bulkhead because its his fault they got caught in the war between Autobots and Decepticons in the first place and the reason they are working with Dirt Boss is because he was one who created him in the first place and have them enslaved. Bulkhead didn't take it well.
    • Downplayed on the hero part with Sentinel but Alpha Trion chews him out for letting Megatron go because even if Cybertron will not be harmed, the Decepticons will have free reign to pillage the galaxy and their planet will have to live in fear.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue:
    • Sari remains on Earth and live her life.
    • Sumdac's business is returning to prominence.
    • Fanzone stays on Cybertron and helps the Autobots in capturing criminals.
    • Bumblebee becomes the new drill sergeant but unlike Sentinel, he's the Cool Teacher
    • Bulkhead works in the Decepticon Rehabilitation Center and helps reform the cons that want to live in peace with the Autobots.
    • Jazz runs the Dojo and continues his cyber training.
    • Ratchet, Arcee and Omega Supreme head to Maccadams for a well earned rest.
    • Optimus Prime leads the Autobots to a new age as Optimus Magnus
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Played for Laughs. Despite how very young they are, the children of Detroit know about Income Taxes and talk about Revolution.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Primus tells Sari that no matter her origins and purpose, she is still her own person and has her decisions to choose.
  • You Are Not Alone: Sari's genuine sympathy towards Slipstream regarding how both of them had been abandoned by their friends touches the Decepticon to pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: The Decepticons' reaction when seeing the Constructicons abandon their mission to destroy the Autobots and head into the Autobot base to drink oil.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Swindle betrays Lockdown and Rattletrap to ensure their crimes will not tie back to him.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Arcee, Blurr, Cliffjumper Prime and Team Athenia protects Cybertron from the onslaught of the Decepticons.
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