Discussion in 'Transformers Earthspark and Cartoon Discussion' started by TFFan01, Dec 15, 2019.
Which ones can be explained away and which ones are impossible to explain?
Yes, the staff and Hasbro screwed up immensely and pushed different agendas instead of working together.
That's the actual explanation. Visually, storywise? No.
They're separate stories based on the same production bible and much better enjoyed separately on their own merits.
and no, the inconsistencies between them aren't a real criticism of either.
What I mean is for example, the designs in Prime flashbacks condradict WFC designs, but can't one argue that since TFs are robots and can get bodily upgrades, modifications etc. that the design difference could simply stem from that? Or idk, maybe the flashback was incorrect because the character recalling the events of the flashback in question remembered some precise details wrong lol. Or the reason present day TFs don't have noses is because it's a fashion choice? There was something similiar to this in the IDW Spotlight Orion Pax comix about how Wheeljack gave Orion Pax a mouth instead of a faceplate in his new body upgrade because that was the fashion trend.
It's a stretch yes but that's the point of this thread, how many inconsistancies can you explain before things get too condradictory to explain?
Aside from the designs, the Nemesis/Trypticon thing and the inconsistent properties of Dark Energon, I can't think of anything else that would be hard to explain.
You could probably jump through hoops to explain the discrepancies. I remember seeing a lot of that when Prime was on. While they're both part of the Aligned project, I'm not sure Hasbro has ever flat out said WFC/FOC are prequels to Prime. It's easier to just assume they take place in their own world, which seems to be more closely related to G1 anyway.
If it's aligned continuity, they're all a central story, starting with WFC, followed by FOC, followed by Prime, then Beast Hunters, and finally RID. They were all the same story, or supposed to be.
Yeah, the studio wanted nothing to do with the games, the same studio that apparently who's knowledge of the series as a whole was limited to the dogshit movies.
I enjoy them separately. There are too many huge inconsistencies to reconcile them.
Yeah, I pretty much never try to connect different forms of media. Even ones that are supposed to be in the same continuity.
Not really, for example while both have dark Energon, the substance itself is very different from where and when it was made/discovered and have completely different effects
According to TFWiki, the writers apparently did try to explain at BotCon the inconsistency of Dark Energon's effects as the fact that Prime has a modern setting while WFC is ancient. Not sure how much this explanation works though.
in my mind prime and wfc are separate (like marvel and sunbow g1) but the exodus novel trilogy is the prime version of what happened during the wfc game. dark energon in the novels can be rationalized as being a variant of synthetic energon and not the actual dark energon
There was going to be a game that would fill the gap between the cybertron games and prime
If you really want to try? Probably. Never underestimate a fandom's ability to jump through an ungodly number of ridiculous and complicated hoops in order to justify even the most stretched-out borderline-illogical, "yeah it really works if you assume X, Y, and Z, and accept that when they say A they really mean something more like B" theory.
I mean, people have written up extremely long explanations for all the nonsense of the Constructicons' origins in G1, clinging to it like a house of cards waiting for a stiff breeze to knock it over.
Should you really want to try? Probably not. It's really just not worth it at all to go to those lengths.
splinter universes, Hasbro wants you to think. but we know better.
pretty sure there are two types, wasnt it said in wfc that the dark energon in that game was manufactured on trypticon station? if so then it cannot be the dark energon found on earth that is the blood of unicron, but rather a synthetic version of it
I never played the games so I just go with Prime/Robots in Disguise/Rescue Bots/Rescue Bots Academy lol.
Transformers WFC was originally supposed to be a prequel to the G1 cartoon, however last second it was made apart of the aligned continuity. The game was in development as early as 2008, and the Aligned continuity didn't come about until far later.
FOC tried to link the two series together, but barely. The Pathblaster was based on Optimus' gun in Prime. Bumblebee (prior to the events of the game) voice was damaged. There are head scratchers though, such as how did Starscream get to earth and rejoined the Decepticons, what happened to some of the Autobots (who were confirmed to still be alive during RiD.) Also the two Grimlocks and Sideswipes.
Wfc is also incompatible with sunbow because Jetfire is an autobot in the game
I am assuming the plot was changed very early in development or the developers desperately needed Jet Autobots.
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