Transformers Animated has a number of homages and references to past Transformers series. I was wandering what are your favorites? For me because I'm a huge fan of the Beast Erra Transformers of course my favorites are these guys. Botanica's character model was made for season 3 but I don't think she actually appeared. She was seen in a promotional image which also included Rodimus Prime's vehicle mode and much more. Cheetor is of course a BotCon exclusive based on the unreleased Transtech Cheetor. Depth Charge appeared in the BotCon comic with Cheetor. Aside from being a homage to Blackarachnia she also manages to be a homage to both Elita-1 and Ariel. Jetfire is not really much of a homage at all to his name sake or to his "twin" but Jetstorm's helmet looks very much like the Vehicon of the same name. Would add to the homage if Blackarachnia and Jetstorm developed a love relationship sense the original Jetstorm was Silverbolt. I'm guessing the 3rd Megatron known as Marauder Megatron would of appeared had there been a season 4. I've included it because the helmet he's wearing reminds me of the helmet worn by the Beast Erra Megatron in Beast Machines. Primal Major as the Wiki says he's called is a clear homage to the original Optimus Primal. He would of appeared in season 4 as a technorganic clone of Optimus Prime created by Blackarachnia. Rattletrap is a homeage to the Dawn of the Future's past Rattrap which itself is a retool of Cybertron Ransack. Strika, yet another Vehicon and even in Animated she is the least female looking fembot ever. Wasp/Waspinator of course is a homage to BW Waspinator. Too bad he is neither a jet or a motorcycle. And I was really hopping for his spark to be transferred into a Starscream clone to both homage a reverse possession and the fact that movie Starscream looks like him. There's also Stampy, Longrack, and Spittor who I didn't count because none of them are in the American cartoon. Sky-Byte and Slapper are in R.I.D. but that isn't technically part of the beast erra. They make nice runners up though. So what are your favorite fan nods in Animated?