Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by grunge, Nov 1, 2011.
in the start of the episode ... was dinobot attempting to commit suicide? via sepoku?
That's definitely what was implied.
yes, that was what was being implied. it was thankfully subtle enough where it was missed on the Fox Kids rebroadcast, cause they edited just about everything else out fo that episode.
(WOW! 11 years later I'm still seething about that!)
Yup, he was attempting suicide but didn't go through with it.
And this is one of the reasons Dinobot, and that episode, is so beloved.
I missed it too first time I watched it, second time my then girlfriend noticed it and pointed it out to me. I wasnt expecting it to be that adult and subtle for a kids show. That episode was deep and powerful. some kids shows get to portray very challenging adult themes, check out captain planet vs AIDs on youtube for further proof (yes it is real)
Yup. Dinobot was sad because he was "not the master of his own fate."
Also it's "Code of Hero." /trollface
I remember watching that the first time it aired and thinking to myself "Was he just about to...???"
Yeah, it was a deep and very upsetting episode.
This scene got cut out of the UK broadcast of the episode - I didn't know it existed until I saw it on VHS years later!
i thought his depression came mostly from the betrayal of his maximal allies, and maybe questioning his original alligance to begin with. not being able to kill rat trap, his "closest friend" may have had some sort of profound effect on him. quite possibly rat trap was his first actual friend, which would explain how "rocky" they got along since dinobot wouldnt know otherwise and RT is ... not without flaw ...
dinobot couldnt even really have a good back and forth with rat trap after his "sepoku moment" ended. and you know they love to bicker.
the lost EP and concept of retrieving dinobots data tracks may have been dark maybe too dark but i'd like to have seen where that would have gone.
Dark Glass, oh how i wis you were made.
That scene always confused me as a kid. I didn't quite understand what he was trying to do. At first I thought he was praying or pledging loyalty to someone/thing but then I noticed he was all alone.
It was only years later that I looked back on the scene and realized he was preparing to cut his head off. Very dark stuff for a kid's show!
Not his head. He was commiting seppuku. Basically he was going to cut a horizontal slice on his stomach spilling his "intestines", then a vertical slice forming an L shape. Had he had another with him, at that point the second person would decapitate him. It's an extremely painful way to die and thus restores a samurai's lost honor.
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