Transformers Energon

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  1. Bumblejacker

    Bumblejacker Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering after listening to a Transformers podcast, for those of you who did not like Transformers Energon what would you change in the show?
     
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    Everything. Not joking. I’d start from scratch, keep only what Hasbro mandated like which toys to put in the show, and then get rid of the rest.
     
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  3. Stormbreaker

    Stormbreaker Renegade

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    It's not like it can get worse
     
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  4. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    All the humans would be drastically altered.
    Ironhide would have to be drastically altered and get a different voice actor.
    That annoying green leprecon helicopter would have to get a complete character do-over.
    Alpha Q's entire backstory would have to be altered so it can make sense.
    All the combiner limbs would have to get characterisation.
    Earth will not be saved from Unicron with the help of fysically impossible structures.
     
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    The voice actors for Ironhide, Jetfire and Snowcat. Especially Ironhide.

    Cut out the stock transformation footage.

    Have Kicker killed immediately.
     
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  6. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We Exist, and We DON'T Want to Date You

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    Have Ironhide finally snap and go all psycho on Kicker. Some nice torture...then perhaps a squishing.

    :ev: 

    --Moony
     
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    Fallout you finally met your nemesis

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    eh. every franchise needs that one absolutely fucking terrible show that everyone can pile on.

    just ditch shockwave and make ironhide's head no visible in alt mode. that's all i'd change. yanno, for the sake of the brand. energon's definitely not a guilty pleasure or anything.
     
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    What if Kicker's name was Kicker because they wanted you to think "Damn. I wanna kick that guy." :eek: 
     
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  9. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    I rather liked Energon, except for the animation.
     
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    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    the inferno story plot has to stay that was epic
     
  11. EmceeDel

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    Tbh, Energon was the last one I could get into before Animated. I didn't care for Cybertron at all.
     
  12. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Oh, I rrrrrreallllly dug Cybertron (or rather, Galaxy Force -- I watched it and Super Link rather than their English versions). Only thing I really disliked in Galaxy Force was, again, the animation. It wasn't as bad as Super Link, but still not great. Come to think of it, I also didn't like the rather kooky decision to NOT have Cybertron/Primus fistfight Unicron. Talk about a wasted opportunity!

    Meanwhile, I really and truly wanted to like Animated. I recognize that it had excellent writing and characters and directing and everything... but man, its visual style was just intolerable.

    Getting back to the topic at hand, I think Energon could have stood to have a better design for Optimus Prime. I don't mind his "precursor to Power Core Combiners"-like combining gimmick, and I loved how he and Wing Saber could combine. Hmmmm, come to think of it, it woulda been nice if they could have done more with Wing Saber's character. I understand such things were planned but cut.
     
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  13. Mako Crab

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    The idea was epic. But the show didn’t do anything to earn the drama they were aiming for. Inferno spent the entirety of the show hidden in the background. And every 3rd episode they allowed him to say something. Oftentimes his only lines would be, “yes sir,” or “right.” He was given so little to do that I never cared one way or the other for him. So when they got to his big epic character arc, I felt nothing. And then they completely sucked away the impact of his sacrifice by announcing at the end of the same episode that he died in, that they were able to save him. And when he came back as Roadblock or whoever, he said maybe two things, never transformed, and was quickly forgotten about again.

    I like the idea of a bot fighting against Decepticon programming, but Energon didn’t do the work to make me care about Inferno (or any of its cast).

    Just my opinion, of course. I know a lot of people love Inferno for that story arc (and more power to them- I wish I could enjoy it as much as they do), but it just falls flat for me.
     
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  14. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Better off Pred

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    Without changing anything too drastic, like Demolishor murdering Kicker in some happy accident moments after his introduction, all the unfinished animation and the rushed or confused dubbing... I can always just watch Superlink with subtitles though.
     
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    Practically everything, it seemed long