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Recap / Transformers G 1 BOT

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Commonly considered to be the worst episode of the original Transformers cartoon. Let's see what the fuss is about, why dont we?

As Megatron plans on knocking the moon out of it's orbit to fill a single canyon with water to gain limitless power, three students find Brawl's brain on a junkyard, and create a super-intelligent robot with it. Okay...


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Brawl is able to survive without a part of his brain, and the kids can hear what Brawl is hearing through it. The only thing it really affects is that the Combaticons cannot combine without it.
  • Brainy Brunette: Elise Presser
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Martin and Roland
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Bruticus gets utterly destroyed with a single shot from Defensor. Only Swindle survives intact.
  • Explosive Leash: Soundwave forces Swindle to reassemble his fellow Combaticons by installing a bomb in his head. It gives him 15 hours.
  • Fun with Acronyms: B.O.T stands for Biotronic Operational Telecommunicator.
  • Informed Ability:
    • Despite the acronym, B.O.T is not biomechanical nor does he communicate.
    • Megatron's cannon is supposedly powerful enough to knock The Moon out of orbit. However, the worst we see it do is knock a few Decepticons over.
  • Missing Steps Plan: It's not explained how exactly flooding a single canyon with controlled tides creates a limitless amount of power.
  • Self-Destruct Button: Megatron's new device has a convenient "OVERCHARGE" button located on a human-level control panel.
  • Those Two Guys: Martin and Roland
  • Violation of Common Sense: Three students manage to create a super-intelligent robot... Using Brawl's brain. Keep in mind, Brawl is an idiot.

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