Plotholes in the series?

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  1. adamme

    adamme Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, hope this hasn't been done before, but probably has. We've had several transformer series over the years, have you watched an episode and something has happened and you've thought well were was that character or why didn't they do that. For example in Megatron's Master Plan, the Autobots that boarded the rockets, there only seemed to be a handful of them, were was Skyfire, the Dinobots and others who were missing. Anyone know or got other plotholes from the series?
     
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    ROTF has a ton of em :p 
     
  3. adamme

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    goes without saying mate
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    If you want to count animation errors, we'll be here forever. The problem is that they're cartoons aimed at children, and so yeah, they're bound to have a few things that don't necessarily mesh or require a suspension of disbelief.
     
  5. shibamura_prime

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    This and with all the new kids coming into the fandom and watching the original series for the first time, methinks these threads won't end any time soon.
     
  6. Obsidian X

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    Lol! The whole of Transformersdome (or at least it's media) is a giant, enormous plothole that much like its less powerful cousin the black hole devoures any potential continuity.
     
  7. Sage o' G-fruit

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    The biggest TF plothole ever. ;) 

    Coming from a guy who came into the franchise seriously at 10 years old, I don't think most kids would be inclined to watch the original series, mainly due to a love of whatever series is on at the moment.
     
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    best one will always be in G1. Megatron was built by the constructicons that he built on earth.
     
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    After he brainwashed them on Cybertron, though.
     
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    ah, yeah. forgot about that.

    Megatron sure is awesome.
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    Or the G1 comics, where the Transformers evolved from naturally occurring gears and pulleys, or was it intelligent design?
     
  12. Valkysas

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    ah yeah, even as a kid that struck me as stupid.

    ah... G1.
     
  13. johnboy3434

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    Such as? The only thing in RotF that contradicts a previously established plot point is that the military does not use high heat sabot rounds against the Decepticons. Or at least, it doesn't seem to. I'm not a firearms expert, so I wouldn't know the difference. Hell, I don't even know if the kind of round they're talking about is real.

    Well, that and the horrendous geography, but that's not really a plot hole so much as it is a convenient factual inaccuracy.
     
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    Could be they were too expensive or difficult to implement again, or that NEST troops do use them, but the normal military units brought to bear against the Decepticons weren't equipped with them.

    In terms of bigger ROTF plot holes, what about when Sam had to earn the matrix, only to have it snatched away by the Fallen?
     
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    I figured that as the Fallen was a Prime, he didn't have to earn it himself.
     
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    Most episode entries in the TF Wiki addresses plotholes. Such as the many, many problems that are in ROTF, Revenge of the Fallen (film) - Transformers Wiki Though, unlike B.O.T., that it was made wasn't one of them.

    IMHO better then the Megatron/Construction loop is MTMTE with the Autobots suddenly not being able to fly after flying seconds earlier, including Optimus Prime dangling for his life.
     
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    So then what was the point of locking it away so you had to earn it in the first place?
     
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    The point of locking it away in insta-disintegrating mode was to keep the Fallen from ever retrieving it. Even if he did find it, he could never "earn" it, because he's evil, nor would he even know it had to be earned. Fate just had it that he showed up after it WAS earned and he took it from there.
     
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    Can't we just blame all the plot holes on a time/space or whatever paradox or magic or writers like everyone else?
     
  20. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Good god, where have you been??
     

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