Transformers Animated Season 4: The Trial of Megatron Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Earthspark and Cartoon Discussion' started by Sol Fury, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Honorbound

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    You know, Lugnut's death being a bitter waste might be the intended reaction. It shows just how misplaced Lugnut's loyalty was, and what kind of bastard Megatron really is when the chips are down. To see someone that loyal see their loyalty repaid with such dishonor, and to have them willingly go to their death anyway, it's a horrific outrage, and a perfect reality check as to the fate of fanatics loyal to people who only see them as fodder.

    Heck, it's my new headcanon for Lugnut now. The real interesting bit would be to see Strika's reaction to Lugnut, her consort, willingly walking into that reactor. Can you say divided loyalties? She'd have more reason to betray Megatron than Starscream ever did.
     
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    That kind of seemed like one of the main ideas in the show. The main cast have movie inspired decos for some reason. I’d be down if they could fit in blazing or stealth Lockdown as well.
     
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    Funnily enough I thought when he jumped in it would explain the Atomic Lugnut toy if he did come back

    In the panel earlier today Marty did say he would have expected them to come back at some point, but Megatron was losing his patience and his sanity
     
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    Would Megatron even have an army by that point? Seems like he may just become a madder tyrant who only needs himself.
     
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    Goddamnit, Rattrap!

    Also, Animated was a show that took me a while to get through. It wasn't until a few years after it finished airing that I went through it, and although it started off weak it got so much better as it went along. Now I'm in the camp that wants season 4. This could have been the ongoing show like G1 was, but we'll never get that show now as companies think that ball kids want are 11 minute shows and no overarching plot.
     
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    The idea was Megatron would become an even bigger threat in himself now more desperate that Optimus had the powermaster armour as well as the Magnus Hammer
     
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    I bet that when Ironhide decides to join Prime (after losing respect for Sentinal) he tries to make amends with Bumblebee. Bumblebee however isnt that forgiving and doesnt trust Ironhide. But after Ironhide saves Bumblebee's life and gets injured, the two become friends.
     
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    Would’ve been so cool.
     
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    So, Sentinel Prime become an evil?
     
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    Well, I think it depends on the format in which it happens.

    Like, IDW comics that aimed at teens-adults, or a "heroic sacrifice" is a bit different than what Lugnut would have done here in a cartoon aimed at kids, even one that was "aged up" slightly in Season 3. And even if it has happened in the past in a kid-oriented program (no instances come to mind right now-- heck, wasn't an episode of Beast Wars where Dinobot II partially remembers who he was before and tried to kill himself cut for precisely this reason?), I don't think it's right to bring up that subject matter to kids.
     
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    An idea that gave us the best Optimus Prime to date.
     
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    Sentinel Prime becomes Nemesis Prime I'll bet.
     
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    I agree that it's an interesting idea, but it's undeserved. Lugnut's supposed to be a funny character, suddenly pulling the drama card without any prior development doesnt seem right.
     
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    Interesting to hear, and I'm on board with most. But losing bulkhead from the main cast? And then losing all the other named cons like that? Yeah, i wouldn't be too happy. The characters are what make the show. And not knowing what sari is and her story, but basing the story around it? Animated is my second fav tf show, but I'm glad it ended on the high it did. Even if maurader Megatron does look totally awesome!!
     
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    Well they do say this was a draft. I’m sure if it was to seriously be considered for a continuation they’d consider rewriting.
     
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    It doesn't really negate my point. Rattrap wasn't even in the IDW Comics at the time, so it just comes off as an ass-pull to me. I'm pretty sure nobody wants to see Rattrap as Robert George Kardashian.
     
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    I would totally support a comic continuation of Animated. Though if they do it, I hope that the idea of getting rid of the Decepticon supporting cast is completely scrapped; that sounds terrible.

    I'm surprised I never picked up on the Death's Head/Lockdown connection because it's pretty obvious now that I know about it.
     
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    TF Animated needs a come back.
     
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    I wonder how well some of these ideas would have been in execution. I’m not really a fan of Mini-cons or other type of gimmicks being written in to sell toys, but maybe it would have turned out well.

    It’s interesting Hasbro is still working with CN. I remember the Unicron Trilogy and Animated having some decent time slots at first but RiD15 and Cyberverse seem to have been relegated to 6AM airings from the start. Maybe the WFC Netflix show is a sign of different venues to come for future Transformers media.