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After the Transformers Aligned Universe, Transformers: Cyberverse is Hasbro's second attempt to create a unified Transformers universe.

Premiering on September 1, 2018, the series is divided into "Chapters" each told through 11 minute episodes. The entire series is avaiable to watch for free on Transformers' official YouTube channel.

The first Chapter focused on an amnesiac Bumblebee trying to regain his memories about the Autobots with Windblade's help, all the while avoiding the Seekers.

The second Chapter focused on the Autobots not only finding the AllSpark but getting it off Earth and back to Cybertron.

The third and final Chapter saw the introduction of The Multiverse as the Autobots and Decepticons deal with the post-war era, the Quintessons, and the looming threat of a powerful invader.

Tropes used in Transformers: Cyberverse include:
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Perfect Storm for Arcee.
    • The second arc for Season 3 sees Hot Rod as The Protagonist.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • Strika is now "Alphastrike."
    • Clobber was meant to be a Gender Flipped version of Lugnut but Hasbro vetoed using the name, resulting in her new one.
  • Adaptation Species Change:
    • The Sharkticons are a wholly separate alien race, unconnected to the Cybertronians and simply enslaved by the Quintessons.
    • Air Hammer and Bantor are now the names of whole interstellar species, not individual fuzors.
    • The Dweller in the Depths is now a Titan, rather than a Quintesson Trans-Organic.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Zig-zagged with Cheetor. As the guardian of the AllSpark, he has divine power infused into him by the AllSpark but he's even younger than he was back in Beast Wars meaning he's not very good at fighting.
    • Starscream is usually the Big Bad Wannabe but here, he's the Big Bad of Season 2 and the second arc of Season 3.
    • The Quintessons. They've always been a Higher-Tech Species but here, they can sail the Multiverse with ease and destroy universes. Even the Judges, who can usually be overpowered by humans, now border on Physical God levels of power.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Though Clobber is a Lugnut expy, she's not fanatically devoted to Megatron and makes a Heel Face Turn.
    • Even though Whirl has always been an Autobot, he's usually an Ax Crazy Blood Knight psychopath. Here, he's a cheery, helpful cadet who will offer any help that he can.
    • Megatron. He's still an awful person but eventually decided that the fighting had to end without any further bloodshed.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Thundercracker is usually the Only Sane Man between him, Starscream, and Skywarp and Brilliant but Lazy owing to the fact that he's normally a Punch Clock Villain. Here he's genuinely loyal but far too dumb to be a threat to anyone.
    • Slipstream is far more servile than she usually is, actually shrinking in Starscream's presence when she usually engages in Snark to Snark Combat with him.
    • Lockdown, usually a badass Bounty Hunter that serves as The Dreaded to both Autobots and Decepticons, is but a low ranking Decepticon grunt here. Megatron outright calls him one of his most "worthless footsoldiers."
    • In Transformers Prime, the Scraplets were a Horde of Alien Locusts that actually ate Cybertronians. Here they act more like piranhas, and simply induce paralysis.
  • Adapted Out:
    • Sunstorm was a notable absence among the Seekers' ranks. Even Nova Storm showed up.
    • Grimlock was the only Dinobot seen.
    • Primus had but one mention and Unicron got none at all. Per Word of God, the latter was dropped due to how predictable stories about him had become.
    • Out of all the Stunticons, only Dead End appeared.
    • Like Transformers Prime, Laserbeak is Soundwave's only minion.
  • Alien Invasion: The Decepticon fleet invades Earth in the first season finale.
  • The Ageless: The Transformers as always. Taken Up to Eleven as the war has been raging for 66 million years and no one's changed.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Acid Storm. Usually male, their character model shifted between male and female through Season 1 and the writing staff just went with it.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • By dialogue alone, it's not clear if Cheetor was created by the AllSpark for the sole purpose of being its guardian or if he died and was resurrected for that purpose. Though going by some of his comments, it appears that his bestial body is not his original one.
    • Per Word of God, the writers never quite made up their minds on whether or not Megatron died in the finale. The fans seem to think so at any rate.
    • Drift's fate was also ambiguous given that Hot Rod survived the toxic energon. Authorial intent is that he's dead but it never made it into the show.
    • The Sharkticons who serve the Quintessons. The show is never clear if these are the same beings whom the Autobots befriended and pulled a Face Heel Turn or just another group of Sharkticons.
  • Anyone Can Die: Don't let the Lighter and Softer art-style fool you. This is war. And everyone's fair game in war.
    • In Season 1, Blurr and the entirety of Velocitron fall victim to the Rust Plague. Alpha Trion also perished in Megatron's attack on the High Council.
    • In Season 2, the Seeker Corps is killed by Starscream once he gains full control of the AllSpark. Before that, Bludgeon stabbed Slipstream to death, having thought her to be a traitor.
    • The Season 3 opener writes out Prowl, Drift, Cheetor, Bludegon, and Shockwave. The mid-season finale sees the end of Starscream and Iaconus.
  • Apathetic Citizens: Humans have precisely zero interest in the Autobot/Decepticon conflict and how it could harm them. Some of the Freeze-Frame Bonuses even imply that they're Ungrateful Bastards.
  • Arch Enemy:
    • Optimus Prime and Megatron as always.
    • Windblade and Slipstream.
    • Jetfire and Sky-Byte.
  • Artistic License History: The show has Pangea existing at the time the dinosaurs went extinct circa 65-66 million years ago. In reality, Pangea split up around 175 million years ago.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Shockwave normally remains behind on Cybertron to keep the planet under Decepticon control. Here he joins the cause on Earth.
    • Maccadam. He rarely puts in an appearance in comic books. In Season 3, he becomes a prominent character.
    • Dead End and Astrotrain also have large roles in the third season.
    • Perceptor, after one cameo in the opener, is a vital player in stopping the Quintesson invasion.
  • Bad Boss: Decepticon High Command of course.
  • Bash Brothers: Hot Rod and Bumblebee.
  • Batman Gambit: Hot Rod and Grimlock send a flotilla of remote controlled shuttles against the Nemesis because they know Megatron will jump at the chance to get the AllSpark and leave the space bridge unguarded. Shame then that Sky-Byte saw through the ruse.
  • Big Bad: Megatron.
  • Big Good: Optimus Prime.
  • Blood Knight: Iaconus. He's so bloodthirsty however that he had to be sealed away to prevent him from attacking his own people to sate his lust for violence.
  • Blow You Away: Windblade via concentrated bursts of air and Soundwave via concentrated soundwaves.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Soundwave targets Biter with a high-frequency sound that only he can hear.
  • Colony Drop: In the Season 2 opener, Megatron decides that the best way to get the AllSpark is to slam the Moon into the Earth and find the AllSpark in the debris field.
  • Composite Character:
    • The AllSpark. Like its Animated counterpart, it's the sole wellspring of Cybertronian life with its origins being unknown, and it's composed of pure energy like its Prime self.
    • Shockwave splits the difference between his comic and cartoon personalities. He's loyal to the Decepticon cause and subservient enough but he harbours some traitorous ambitions and notes that he might one solar cycle have to claim the throne for himself.
    • In robot mode, Grimlock is his Shattered Glass self, albeit heroic, while his beast mode personality is more in line with his traditional incarnations.
  • Conveniently Empty Building: Conveniently Empty Planet. Cybertronians can fight in the Roman Colosseum, and destroy most of it, but no human will be around.
  • Cutting the Knot: To prevent the Autobots from using the Space Bridge, Shockwave just blows it up. Or at least tricks them into thinking he has.
  • Darker and Edgier: It's not Beast Wars: Uprising dark but it's a darker show than its contemporaries or immediate predecessors.
  • Death by Adaptation: Velocitron.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • Thundercracker takes on Skywarp's idiocy while his, Thundercracker's, usual level headedness goes to Slipstream.
    • Alpha Trion is still the one who gives Optimus the Matrix of Leadership and his advanced age and mysticism grants him a position of high authority in Cybertronian society but his status as a Seer who offers the Autobots subtle hints about the future is given to Maccadam, real name Alchemist Prime. Like Trion in most other continuities, Maccadam outright says that he's staying behind on Cybertron and is totally unconcerned about how the lack of energon will affect his survival.
    • As said under Adaptation Species Change, Bantor and Air Hammer are now whole species instead of individual Transformers.
  • Deconstructed Trope: One really gets the impression that the writers aren't huge fans of an Enemy Mine fixing everything. While the show sees the Autobots and Decepticons make two separate alliances, it's very clear that merely having a common enemy isn't enough to magically make all the animosity go away. The Autobots and Decepticons still don't trust each other one bit and have very different ways of doing things that the other side doesn't care for. While some people will rise up and try to be the bigger mechs, once the mutual enemy is defeated, it's right back to fighting.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Downplayed but present with Thunderhowl. Before he officially joins the Autobots, he gushes about how great Cybertron conquering "untamed" planets was.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Megatron in the first season. All the Decepticons on Earth, even Shockwave, seem to regard Starscream as the one in charge.
    • Barring a single kid and some news voices, humans are The Ghost in this series. The Autobots have no human kid sidekicks or a friendly government agent on their side blasting off from Earth without ever looking back in the second season. Per Word of God, this was done not only because the writing staff considers humans to be boring characters in Transformers stories that only serve to steal attention from the Cybertronians but because with 11 minute episodes, there simply wasn't time for humans.
    • Whenever they appear, Ratchet, Prowl and Arcee are usually big players in the show's cast. Here they're just supporting characters.
    • Teletraan-1 is never a big presence, but here it collapsed during the Time Skip, leaving Teletraan-X to pick up its duties.
    • While never a huge player, Skywarp is usually right up there with Starscream and Thundercracker but she's now just a background extra.
  • Detonation Moon:
    • When trying to stop the moon from slamming into Earth, Wheeljack suggests simply blowing it up.
    • During Perfect Storm, Arcee and Grimlock mention a time that the Ark was caught in the collapse of a "crystal ice moon."
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Though the Judges rule the Quintesson race, the Scientist seems to be the real power behind the throne and does most of the work.
  • Easily-Conquered World: Though justified. Cybertron was sparsely populated and still rebuilding. But by the same token:
  • Easy Amnesia: Bumblebee. He doesn't remember who he is or where he comes from but he can remember how to transform, use his weapons, and hack.
  • The Empire: Cybertron appears to have had one. During the Age of Expansion, the War Titans brutally conquered dozens of "untamed" alien planets.
  • Enemy Civil WarWhen Starscream goes rogue in Season 2, the Seekers loyal to him war against Megatron's larger force.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Per Word of God, this separates Megatron from Starscream. There are some lines that Megatron honestly won't cross but Starscream will do anything that suits his purpose. This also separates Megatron from Megatron X. Seeing the logical conclusion of his genocidal ambitions utterly horrified Megatron and he decided that he had to end the fighting with no further bloodshed.
  • Evil Is Bigger:
    • The Nemesis is nearly twice the size of the Ark.
    • The Quintesson Judges are several times larger than even Optimus or Megatron.
    • Megatron X stands head and shoulders above Megatron.
    • Astrotrain is tall but a better description would be "Douchebag Is Bigger."
  • Eviler Than Thou: Starscream and Megatron X to Megatron.
  • Exorcist Head: Meteorfire.
  • Expendable Alternate Universe: In The Crossroads, two teams of Autobots disintegrate to demonstrate how dangerous unspace is, dooming their versions of Cybertron.
  • Expy: The Other One has a few shades of Galvatron.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Thunderhowl. But he got the hang of things pretty quickly.
  • For Want of a Nail: As shown in Season 3, like in Beast Wars, Optimus Prime was the only thing standing between the Decepticons and total victory.
    • The first alternate universe is separated from the main timeline in that Perceptor sent the distress signal instead of Chromia.
  • Foreshadowing: Notice how Starscream doesn't have Decepticon badges?
  • Forgot About His Powers: Whenever Thundercracker is sent tumbling off something, it rarely seems to occur to him that he has a jet mode.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Unlike most Transformers shows.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Averted for once with Starscream. He's not popular with the rest of Decepticon High Command but the Seekers have nothing but Undying Loyalty towards him.
      • Though played straight with Slipstream among the Seekers.
    • Dead End. He's such a sullen grouch that no one wants anything to do with him.
  • Gender Flip: Skywarp, Sunstorm, and Cosmos are all females now. Acid Storm is now genderfluid, but seems to default to female.
  • Ghost Town: In the appropriately titled Ghost Town, the Autobots run across one. It's in fact the city mode of a Titan whose colonists were abducted by the Quintessons.
  • Glass Cannon: The Quintesson Scientist. Despite all his power, one shot will take him down.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: By some comments, it doesn't seem like humanity thinks too highly of the Autobots.
  • Higher-Tech Species: Grimlock managed to recreate a fully functional starship bridge with dinosaur era resources, and using the dinosaurs as labour.
  • Homeworld Evacuation: Most of the Transformer race has packed up and left Cybertron given the worsening Energon stores.
  • Hypocrite: Megatron considers Optimus' past unimportant. When it's shown that Optimus hasn't religiously memorized Megatron's own past, the tyrant is hugely offended.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Slipstream courtesy of Bludgeon.
  • Innocuously Important Episode:
    • The Crossroads, the Season 2 finale. Even in a show as heavily serialized as this, it simply cannot be skipped.
    • Megatron Is My Hero. While it was important enough on its own, the Grand Finale harkens back to it and its little details.
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: Quintesson ships.
  • Irony: Just as the Autobots enter stasis to wait out Teletraan-1 finding the AllSpark, it finds the AllSpark.
  • Jerkass: Dead End. He's such a sullen, grouchy, whiner that he qualifies as The Friend Nobody Likes among even the Decepticons. Actually plays in his favour as he's so dour that he can't even enjoy a parade, allowing the Resistance to break him out.
  • Large Ham: JETFIRE!
  • Lost Colony: The Autobots run across one in Ghost Town. It was attacked by alien invaders which visuals suggest might have been the Quintessons.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: Aside from the Transformers themselves, most of the galaxy is populated by these. According to Mae Catt, "A lot of intelligent life is inherently mechanical."
  • Merchandise-Driven
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Astrotrain and the Insecticons flee their universe and join with Megatron as a result of their former master's, their reality's version of Megatron, treatment of them.
  • Modern Stasis: Human society didn't change one iota in the decades long Time Skip between the first two seasons.
  • The Multiverse:
    • The Autobots meet nine alternate versions of themselves in The Crossroads.
    • The Quintessons travel the Multiverse, destroying universes that they deem "unworthy" of existing.
    • Using Quintesson technology, Megatron visited another universe where he recruited Astrotrain and the Insecticons as well as stole the local Matrix of Leadership from its bearer, a version of him that won the Great War.
  • My Greatest Failure: Optimus launched the AllSpark off of Cybertron to prevent Megatron from getting it. This caused the planet to die. Optimus' guilt over this is his primary motivation in the series.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The cortical psychic patch from Transformers Prime features very prominently. The interior of the Nemesis is also very similar to its design in that show.
    • The Ark crashed in Mount St. Hilary.
    • When his voice box was damaged, Bumblebee communicated through electronic tones while on Cybertron, like his Prime self, and with audio clips on Earth, like his Bayverse self.
    • One of Bumblebee's memories features Starscream in a crown.
    • Grimlock's dinosaur buddies are all based off the alternate modes of the Dinobots.
    • Wheeljack has his bearded face from Transformers Animated.
    • Starscream merging with the AllSpark seems very similar to his stint controlling the Underbase.
    • When brought before a Quintesson judge, Hot Rod swears by Amalgamous Prime. To kill time, he mentions a time where he tried to have Bumblebee paint himself red only for his friend to refuse on the basis that he'd look like Cliffjumper.
    • Seems to take the position of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that Laserbeak is a tamed and augmented sample of Cybertronian wildlife rather than simply an animalistic Transformer.
    • Among the alternate Soundwaves are ones painted after Soundblaster, Soundwave's Marvel colours, and his Shattered Glass self.
    • One of the faces on the second Quintesson judge (which Starscream forms part of) is that of a Velgrox, a race from Transformers Rescue Bots. The Parade of Metals, mentioned in that same show, is shown here.
    • Like in Transformers: Retribution, Quintessons are tiny organics that operate larger mechanical bodies.
    • Maccadam is Alchemist Prime.
    • Chromia swears by the Mistress of Flame.
    • The "Perfect Decepticons" that Megatron envisioned are visually based off of Tarn.
  • Near Villain Victory:
    • In Episode 13, Shockwave successfully triggers the volcano to destroy the Ark while Shadow Striker had destroyed Teletraan-X's interface. It was only at the last second that Teletraan was revealed to have survived and managed to raise the ship's shields in time.
    • In Episode 30, an AllSpark empowered Starscream was seconds away from extracting everyone's sparks before Optimus blasted him with the Matrix of Leadership.
    • In the very next episode, the Nemesis nearly destroys the Ark before Cheetor uses the AllSpark to repair the Autobot ship.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Optimus removing the AllSpark from Cybertron caused the planet to die.
    • One of Cheetor's GroundBridges, infused with AllSpark energy, allowed Starscream to survive the otherwise fatal injuries that Megatron inflicted on him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Meteorfire is a subtle (read, blatantly transparent) homage to the late great Steve Irwin.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: While Transformers, as a franchise, has never been big on overt romance the writers said that they consciously attempted to portray the Cybertronians as platonically as possible.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Megatron delivers a brutal one to Starscream in Bad Moon Rising. If not for Cheetor's AllSpark energy created GroundBridges, Starscream would be dead as a result of it.
  • No One Could Survive That: And Starscream very nearly didn't before AllSpark energy healed him.
  • No Sell: Some 66 million years ago, an asteroid struck the Earth, wiping out all the dinosaurs. It only knocked Grimlock into stasis.
  • Noodle Incident: The Ark had many adventures, including: running afoul of Space Pirates, using a shuttle craft to restart a helium mining rig, being caught in a collapsing moon, and taking a lava sailing trip.
  • Not So Different: Season 2 gets a lot of mileage out of showing how similar the Autobots and Decepticons are. Though there is some deconstruction as the two factions have one major difference: the Autobots trust each other.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: The Thirteen Primes will only speak to a bearer of the Matrix whom they deem worthy, not whomever holds it.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Per Word of God, seeing Megatron X and the horrible tyrant that he might have become prompted Megatron to end the war without any further bloodshed.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Had Megatron been more open about who "the Other One" was, Cybertron would have been much more prepared for him. But he refused to tell even his most loyal soldiers.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • The Decepticons from Escape From Earth to The Crossroads.
    • Starscream from Ghost Town to the The Judge.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Two of them in Bad Moon Rising. Being demoted was what gave Starscream the kick to finally openly attack Megatron and claim leadership of the Decepticons. Surviving that vicious beating and being left for dead in an exploding control room prompted Megatron to simply beat Starscream to death.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Big ship does not equal unlimited resources. It means the Ark runs out of energon rather quickly.
    • Maccadam told Windblade and Bumblebee to find "the king of the dinosaurs." But they're aliens who have been running for their lives relentlessly and never stopped to learn even a thing about Earth. They have no idea what a dinosaur is.
    • Cybertron's Age of Expansion was, like any great colonizing push, built on the broken bodies of the natives who inhabited the future colonies.
    • Pitting a Gentle Giant against a One-Man Army (as in single handedly killed several planets) who matches his size will spell a very quick victory for the latter. Even with Croaton's upgrades, Iaconus still has millions of years of battle experience and wasn't brainwashed. It was barely a fight.
    • As both Season 2 and 3 demonstrate, an Enemy Mine does not come easily. While there are those who can put aside their feelings and focus on the greater good, there's also tons of distrust from both factions and even if some new respect is forged, once the enemy is defeated, there's still millions of years worth of hatred and distrust. Peace does not happen simply because a bigger threat pops out of the sky and an Enemy Mine is only going to last as long as there's a common foe.
    • Megatron's Heel Realization. Even if it ended his desire to conquer, it doesn't do a total 180 on the personality he's had for 66 million years. He's just as standoffish, selfish, cruel, and stubborn as he was before. Even his forcefield only protects the Decepticon half of Cybertron.
  • Redshirt Army: Both the Autobots and Decepticons have one.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The multiple personalities of the Quintessons is now due to them being gestalt beings.
  • Revisiting the Roots: After years of media that either took place after, or downplayed its importance to the story, this series returns the Great War to the forefront of the conflict. The Ark even crashes in Mount St. Hilary once again.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: The instant they have the AllSpark, Hot Rod orders the Autobots off Earth and back to Cybertron.
  • Seen It All: Grimlock's reaction to a bottomless pit.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Space Is Noisy: But gravity in space is portrayed reasonably well.
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • Can be considered one to the Beast Era. Like Beast Wars, Season 1 features a small cast running across an empty Earth and looking for the Ark. And like Beast Machines, Season 3 features a Darker and Edgier Megatron who committed genocide against his kind and created an unquestioning race of soldiers.
    • Could likewise be viewed as one to Transformers Animated, featuring a similar art-style and doing away with most of the franchise's more supernatural aspects, with the exception of the AllSpark.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Shockwave's general view on the other Decepticons.
  • Suspiciously Small Army: Both factions can fit inside one city.
  • Takes One to Kill One: The only thing that can blast the AllSpark out of Starscream is the Matrix of Leadership.
  • Time Abyss: At the very least, the Transformers are 66 million years old. Maccadam is even older, being one of the Thirteen.
  • Time Skip:
    • According to the YouTube video of Sea of Tranquility, several decades passed between the first and second seasons.
    • The fourth episode of Season 3 ends with everyone at peace. The fifth opens with the Quintessons having conquered Cybertron. No explanation for this radical change is ever offered.
  • Tron Lines: Blue for the Autobots, red for the Decepticons.
  • Truce Zone: As per tradition, Maccadam's.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Optimus and Megatron reformat themselves into Cybertronian vehicles in Season 3 but have no new toys reflecting this.
  • Twenty Minutes Into the Past: The only date given in the series, in Sea of Tranquility, establishes that Season 2 takes place in 2007.
  • Ultimate Universe: Designed as one.
  • Unexplained Recovery:
    • It's never made clear how Bumblebee got his voice back.
    • Megatron ends Battle For Cybertron IV being Eaten Alive by Scraplets. By The Dead End, he's fine.
  • The Unmasqued World: Smart phones rather quickly exposed the Cybertronians in the Time Skip between Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Vile Villain Saccharine Show: The show is hardly "Saccharine" but despite the Lighter and Softer artstyle, the Decepticons are just as they were shown in Transformers Prime.
  • Void Between the Worlds: The Season 2 finale, The Crossroads, takes place here. Denoted as Unspace, Wheeljack theorizes that it's the nexus of the multiverse. Stay in there too long and you will disintegrate. And if you don't have an AllSpark with which to punch your way out, then it was nice knowing you.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The ultimate fate of the Nemesis is never revealed.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cybertronian?: Aside from Optimus, most characters seem rather dismissive of how the war affects other races. Grimlock casually mentions Sky-Byte detonating a supernova that wiped out seven civilizations as though it were nothing. The In-Universe television show, Alien Hunt!, shows that the Cybertronians regard aliens as little more than random curiosities to be found.
    • A good example is how the Cybertronians treat moons. The Autobots suggested blowing up Earth's singular moon to make their jobs a bit easier but when Cybertron's third moon, the smallest of the lot, was deemed slightly dangerous, it was sealed off rather than blown up.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Optimus refuses to take any energon from the cave monsters, or interfere with the development of any other species they come across, lest the Autobots push any race towards extinction.
  • Whole-Plot Reference:
    • The final arc of Season 1 is essentially a condensed and modernized retelling of "The Agenda" in Beast Wars.
    • A few episodes in Season 3 all homage one genre. Thunderhowl is fantasy, Wild Wild Wheel is a western, Alien Hunt! With Meteorfire And Cosmos and Dweller in The Depths are both Cosmic Horror Stories.
  • The Worf Effect: Nothing can stand against Optimus' Matrix shield. Except Shockwave's new war drones.
  • World-Healing Wave: The AllSpark is very prone to sending them out.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Starscream's first act upon merging with the AllSpark is to kill the Seekers who'd shown him nothing but loyalty.
  • Your Size May Vary: As usual in Transformers, scale is a very loose concept. Characters have rough sizes to conform to, but they people are generally as big as they need to be.
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