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Oct 11th 2012 at 6:02:09 AM •••

The redirect from the main page is gone. Now it's only at Transformers: Prime.

Nov 22nd 2012 at 10:47:26 AM •••

Uh... how do we fix that? Cuz it's getting annoying

Oct 12th 2011 at 2:39:10 PM •••

has part three of one shall rise debuted yet? i mean, it seems to have an entry from that episode on the awesome page, so im not sure

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Oct 12th 2011 at 2:40:10 PM •••

It aired in one country, but wasn't supposed to; the general consensus is to wait for Saturday, when its formal air date in the US is.

Edited by SchizoTechnician
Sep 8th 2011 at 6:26:39 PM •••

To the guy/gal who cleaned up everything: all, all of my thanks from everywhere in my self.

Sep 7th 2011 at 8:47:49 AM •••

Everyone seems to misinterpret the "Buff this" line.

Knock Out was actually telling Breakdown to buff the scratch that driver gave him instead of Megatron.

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Sep 8th 2011 at 6:27:12 PM •••

Really now. Because that sounded like a family-friendly retort to Starscream.

Sep 3rd 2011 at 12:29:59 AM •••

Anyone know what happened with Episode 24? They seem to have delayed it a bit...

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Sep 8th 2011 at 6:27:54 PM •••

It's supposed to air on the Hub on Octobor 1st. It may or may not air on Teletoon in Canada before that; we don't know yet.

Mar 17th 2011 at 5:50:36 AM •••

Not sure Starscream's opinions on vehicle-modes qualify as Fantastic Racism. The way he and Knockout were chatting about it, it seemed more like they were talking about wardrobe choices.

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Mar 18th 2011 at 7:26:59 PM •••

"Oh right, you're one of those."


"Never knew why any self respecting Decepticon would choose automobile, when he could have flight."

The first comment, especially taking Knockout's ambiguously gay status into account, is really similar to a person chastising someone for being gay. Or a white man talking with a black one over the phone and being surprised when he meets him in person.

The second one hammers the gay point home further by acting like being a certain vehicle is a lifestyle choice that he expects Cons to adhere to.

Mar 19th 2011 at 3:53:36 PM •••

Ya think? I mean, don't get me wrong, I picked up on Knockout's campy attitude, but they really do seem to be talking about personal appearance more than anything else. I was more reminded of a conversation between two prissy fashionistas than quasi-homophobia, especially considering both Knockout's line about how he 'likes the way he looks in steel-belted radials' and Screamer's own rather effete mannerisms throughout the series. Note also that his initial disgust seemed to be due to the fact that his subordinate just spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time picking yucky organic stuff out of himself - no fashion statement is worth that.

Edited by Iaculus
Aug 23rd 2011 at 9:36:28 PM •••

I don't think it's particularly one or the other — "Oh, right, you're one of those" having almost as many applications as there are differences between people. The Fantastic Racism page points out that even though "racism" is in the name of the trope, it can also apply to sexuality, religion, or other "dividers". Starscream's comments denote prejudice, which is the core of the trope.

Edited by Morcae
Mar 11th 2011 at 5:47:07 PM •••

Not sure whether to wait or not so I'll ask.

Is it too early to add five bad band to the trope list? With the introduction of Knockout and Breakdown(who are apparently main cast) it seems like it would go:

Big Bad-Megatron Dragon-Starscream Evil Genius-Knockout(he's the more refined of the two and apparently knows how to fix a bot pretty well) Brute-Breakdown(obvious) Dark Chick-Soundwave

Dec 13th 2010 at 8:16:59 PM •••

A couple of days ago I started up a Trope Repair Shop for Sacrificial Lamb and Sacrificial Lion here. It actually originated with me thinking about the two tropes in relation to what happened to Cliffjumper. Actually reading over the trope pages I saw their descriptions were identical, the only exception being that "the Lion gets more screentime." It was agreed upon that "X minutes of screentime" is an arbitrary and subjective distinction. What really seperates the two is how their death affects the story: are they mentioned after they died, does the plot change, do the characters behave differently because of their absense, etc. Basically, Sacrificial Lamb establishes villain cred; Sacrificial Lion does that and changes the plot. Cliff's death does more than establish villain cred, so while he only has a lambs share of screentime he has the story impact of a lion.

Dec 11th 2010 at 7:46:46 PM •••

Um, did I break some kind of rule with my edits? (I added a "Fandom Rejoiced" bit renamed "Cue Welker" [I thought it was funny] and a big "Hey Its That Voice" for the entire cast"

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Dec 12th 2010 at 10:41:39 PM •••

There has been a big push to put the subjective and fandom-specific tropes to a different page altogether, to avoid cluttering the main page which is about actual tropes the show uses. Check out the YMMV button for And The Fandom Rejoiced entry and the Trivia page for Hey Its That Voice.

The main reason is that some of those tropes become long slogs of useless information, especially when it seems the entire point is to list their imdb profile. Keep it off the main page and somewhere people can still have their fun. If they didn't do that it's likely we would have had a mass trope deletion on our hands, which is fun for no one.

Dec 2nd 2010 at 1:12:57 PM •••

I took out Black Dude Dies First because the Jazz example is stretched as it is, but only really accepted because of his mannerisms more than the voice actor. Cliffjumper doesn't really come across as black but actually has more of a Texan motif (I know there are black people in Texas, but the two personality types aren't inseparable). And just being a Boisterous Bruiser doesn't automatically mean "black."

Edited by KJMackley
Nov 28th 2010 at 8:16:26 PM •••

About the five man band entry, I've gone ahead and reverted an edit. I stick by the placement of Arcee as the Lancer and Bumblebee as the chick. Arcee has far more second in command moments and qualities about her than bumblebee, whilst Bumblebee's friendliness and loyalty line him up for the groups heart. Remember, just because Arcee's a "chick" doesn't mean she's THE Chick. Also remember that "The Chick" can be a boy too.

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Dec 3rd 2010 at 8:45:04 AM •••

Agreed. During a Delegation Relay Optimus puts Arcee in charge, who then hands it to Bulkhead, and then hands it to Jack. This confirms Arcee's status as the Lancer. Bumblebee being skipped in the chain of command may not confirm him as THE Chick, but is a pretty strong indicator of that status.

Dec 8th 2010 at 1:40:44 PM •••

to be fair she Took Bumble Bee with her kinda hard to give base command to the guy being your wingman in the field

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