Before I begin this post, I just want to make clear that I'm not referring to Armada and Energon from the Unicron Trilogy. I tried watching Armada but couldn't get past the second episode because I thought the English dub was super annoying to listen to. I much prefer shows in the original Japanese with English subtitles. But for clarity I'll use the English names followed by the Japanese names so people who haven't seen ML and SL will know who I'm referring to. Anyway, I finished Micron Legend, and it turns out that I liked it far better than I thought I was going to. I really liked the characters (even the human kids), especially Hot Rod/Hot Shot and Starscream. I liked that there was a reason why the Autobots and Decepticons had been fighting for so long without really knowing why. The concept of Unicron and the Microns were really interesting, and why they had a link to the human kids. And Double Face/Sideways essentially being Unicron's mouthpiece was a great idea. The only character I didn't care for was Thrust, who came off as a whiny weasel when he was supposed to be this mighty strategist. The alliance between the Autobots and Decepticons to defeat Unicron was a cool sight, as was Optimus/Convoy and Megatron's final battle. All in all, I thought ML was an enjoyable show. And then I started watching Superlink. All I have to say is...what happened? This show is supposed to be a direct sequel to ML, and yet the characters all look and act completely different than they did in ML. Some characters like Blurr/Silverbolt, Scavenger/Devastor, Smoakscreen/Grap, and Wheeljack/Rampage are not even in SL. The voice actors are all different, and the characters all get different names for some reason even though they're supposed to be the same guys from ML (e.g. Hot Rod becomes Hot Shot, Jetfire becomes Skyfire, Starscream becomes Nightscream, etc.) In fact, the only characters who look, act, and have the same voice actors as they did in ML are the three Decepticons Cyclonus/Sandstorm, Tidal Wave/Shockwave, and Demolishor/Ironhide (although they have different paint jobs for no other reason than TO SELL TOYS.) Even Megatron acts like a completely different character than he did in ML. It's almost like this show takes place in some alternate universe from the previous show. The only thing that would put that theory in doubt is that Rad, Carlos, and Alexa are in it, since we see them in a flashback after ML ends and then older in the show regular. I'm not going to go into the CGI animation, since its a foregone conclusion that it was bad. And Kicker is seriously annoying. But I'm only five episodes in, and I'll still give it a chance. I'll post more later!