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Autobot Academy is a webcomic and play-by-post roleplay created by TFW 2005 user Stonecrusher.

We follow the story of a bunch of students trying to get through their tenure at the titular Autobot Academy. Hilarity Ensues.

The comic is ongoing as of 2019, and can be found here.

The roleplay can be found here. It received a sequel in Festival of Stars, which can be found here. It was abandoned at the start of 2019.

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Autobot Academy contains examples of:

  • Expy: There's a few:
    • Aranea is a pretty obvious one to the Serket family from Homestuck.
    • Longshot's is minor, but he's an expy to Nintendo Wars Grit
    • Tailgate's ability, clothing, and design very closely resemble one of the Robot Masters from Mega Man.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: A lot of characters do this to themselves, prompting others to comfort or get them back on their feet.
  • Hero of Another Story: The events that happen in the story are very similar, but there are many subtle or major differences to the roleplay compared to the main comic.
  • I Need No Ladders: Played straight with Longshot, seeing as he uses his Grappling hook.
  • Kill It with Fire: Any Pyrokinetic can do this, along with every single character's idea for handling the monsters of the Forest trial.
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  • Made of Iron: Pretty much everyone in the RP. They get beaten, battered, and take some serious punishment, but they still survive.
  • Mythology Gag: This RP contains a lot of these to its sister series, and to ''Transformers in general. To specify:
    • Ramjet looks a lot like Armada Thrust. This is lampshaded when he gets his codename "Thrust", and gets paired up with a "Sideways".
    • Longshot has an assault rifle that attaches to his back, and turns into a ventilation system, just like the Classics Sunstreaker and Sideswipe molds.
  • Noodle Incident: Something obviously happened to Ramjet, seeing as he lost a part of his face, but it's not revealed what it is.
  • Shout-Out: There's quite a few.
    • Aranea is a walking Shout-Out to Aranea Serket from Homestuck.
    • The Academy itself is a massive shoutout to RWBY, what with a forest, and students with interesting capabilities. Albeit, they are introduced to the school in a different manner in the RP.
    • One of the story arcs has Artillery's story played out like the dialogue from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
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