Transformers Cybertron: "Balance" Talkback (Spoilers)

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Episode 32: "Balance"
Japanesse Episode 33; "Revived: Gigantic God!"

Last time: Optimus Prime transformed into Sonic Wing Mode and began the final battle with Megatron. Megatron tried escaping to his own dimension, but Optimus Prime pursued him and chased Scourge and Thunderblast from the premises. Megatron realized he'd have to use all his cyber keys if he had any chance at winning, but Optimus was able to trap him in his own dimension and caused it to collapse on Megatron ending his life. Aftewards the kids were brought to Cybertron,. The Autobots placed the cyber keys into the main core, and Cybertron transformed into the giant creator of the Transformers- Primus himself. What will happen next?

Today:
The true form of planet Cybertron is revealed as the planet sized transformer, Primus. Jolt is used as the device to connect and relay the messages of Primus, who begins to speak of things that have long since passed.

Meet the characters:

Autobot Forces:

Optimus Prime:
Optimus Prime is a leader in the best sense of the word, taking point on every mission and never sending his team into any situation he wouldn't go himself. Dedicated to the protection of all life and the preservation of freedom for all sentient beings, he serves as a role model for his fellow Autobots. It is through his keen intelligence, even hand, steady nerves and endless compassion that the Autobots sontinue to frustrate de Decepticons evil plans again and again. In a desperate race against time, Optimus Prime has been forced to send teams of his best soldiers into unknown parts of the Universe in search of the lost planet keys, ancient artifacts with the power to save Cybertron and the rest of the Universe from the giant black hole formed from the implosion of Unicron.

Jetfire:
He is sincere & is a vice-commander whose reliance is also thick. He is also a realist who can clearly advocate objections from a clear point of view to make difficult judgments & simultaneously manages the given command exactly when it is given. At the time of the Earth migration, he proposed disguising himself so not to disturb the Earth governments.

Hot Shot:
A natural leader with a lot yet to learn, Hot Shot often races straight into danger at top speed. He takes great pride in the fact that he's the fastest Autobot there is, but it isn't until he gets to the Speed Planet that he learns the true meaning of velocity. Faced by the almost unbeatable Override, Hot Shot needs to learn a whole new way of thinking about acceleration before he can win the Great Race.

Landmine:
With a wisdom born of experience, and a tactical knowledge unmatched among the Autobot ranks, Landmine is a soldier other 'bots follow without reservation. He suffered heavy injuries in the final fight with Unicron. After a crash-landing on Earth, he was repaired by the new human allies of the Autobots. An excellent battlefield commander, he's determined to prevent the Decepticons from gaining an edge by recovering the Earth Cyber Planet Key.

Overhaul/ Leobreaker:
One tough Autobot, Overhaul has never thought much of intellectual pursuits. His solution to a complex problem is generally to stomp on it until it gets simple or stops being a problem. He's never felt that he's had the respect his strenght deserves from the other Autobots, but now that he's on the Jungle Planet - where might makes right - he feels right at home. Override eventually taps into the Jungle Planet key and is reformatted into Loebreaker, a mighty lion Transformer. With his new form, he can link with Optimus and form the mighty savage claw mode.

Scattorshot:
Probably the most neurotic Autobot ever created, Scattorshot always gets the job done. As the right hand 'bot to Jetfire in protecting Earth, he worries so much about messing up in front of his legendary commander that he sets a nearly impossible standard for himself. Despite his nervous clumsiness, he somehow never seems to fail, but his good luck just serves as proof to him that somewhere in the universe is a huge stone of bad karma just waiting for the right moment to come crashing down on him.

Vector Prime:
Vector Prime is one of the first Transformers. A powerful, wise and incredibly ancient warrior, he has served as protector over Cybertron since its beginnings. Pulled out of the shadows of time by a distress signal broadcast by his damaged planet, he arrives too late to save Cybertron without assistance. Arising from an era in which all Transformers lived in harmony, he is unaware of the conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons, a fact that Megatron uses to trick him and steal the map to the lost planets and the planet keys. Realizing his mistake, he joins Optimus Prime and pledges his knowledge and skill to the desperate quest to retrieve the planet keys before Megatron.

Override:
Long-time champion and leader of the Speed Planet, Override is always ready for a race. Acceleration is her only ideal, but she respects anyone with the guts to challenge her. She's faced and beaten thousands of upstart speedsters in her time. At first she's suspicious of the intentions Hot Shot and th Autobots have for her world's Cyber Planet Key, but once she realizes what's at stake she's only too glad to help.

The Minicons Jolt, Six Speed and Reverb:
Small Transformers with many mysteries accompanying Vector Prime. They are full of curiosity and enjoy interaction with the children. Their information of Earth is promptly absorbed through the INTERNET.

Snarl:
This wolf bot joined the Autobot forces on Jungle Planet where he helped Override sift through the elements. He was accused of being a traitor by Scourge, but Leobreaker refused to let him die allowing Snarl to join the Autobots. His wolf form gives him great speed against his enemies, and his pride make him a willing servant to all the Autobots.

Crosswise/ Smokescreen:
This Autobot served as the guardian for Earth's cyber planet key and as the guardian of the cave of ancient Decepticons. His sole mission was to capture dangerous Decepticons and seal them in a cave where they would be powerless forever. Unfortanently Starscream found the cave and was able to free the forces.

Evac:
This Autobot has assisted Crosswise at guarding the cyber planet key, but he was also the one who remembered the stories of Cybertron. When he discovered the Autobots were from Cybertron and fighting to save the galaxy, he quickly signed up and became their new eye in the sky with propeller power.


Wing Saber:
This Autobot assisted Optimus during the early Cybertron wars and has some of the most incredible powers the Autobots have ever seen, but he also has an incredible temper to go along with it making him unpredictable for the Autobots. Wing Saber refuses to be controlled by anyone, but his fire power may be what the Autobots need to finish off the Decepticons.

Decepticon Forces:

Megatron:
For millions of years, Megatron has lead fanatical legions of evil Decepticons on their war for conquest of the Universe. A living weapon with dozens of self-inflicted modifications made in the name of increased power and destructive capability, his only weakness is his single-minded desire for the enslavement of the Universe. His intellect, ego and talent for deception are second to none, and he rules his Decepticons with an iron-fisted combination of fear and force of personality. Driven by a nearly insane lust for power, Megatron managed not only to survive the catastrophic implosion of Unicron, but also to absorb much of his power. Now, wearing salvaged pieces of the ancient destroyer's armor, Megatron is awesomely powerful, and is determined to beat Optimus Prime and the Autobots to the lost planet keys.

Starscream:
Unsurpassed in ego or ambition, Starscream is the scheming second-in-command to Megatron. With his mastery of the sword, null-ray cannons that can disrupt the functioning of even the most hardened Autobot and a vast array of secondary weapons, Starscream is second only to Megatron and Optimus Prime in power. His speed is uncanny, oftne giving slower 'bots the impression that he actually teleports around the battlefield. Left stranded on Earth to battle Jetfire - the only Autobot warrior capable of even coming close to matching Starscream for speed or skill in aerial combat - he plots to seize a Cyber Planet Key for himself in order to gain the power he needs to finally overthrow Megatron and take command of the Decepticon army himself. Though his battle prowess is legendary, he lacks the practical intelligence to hide his ambition from his leader, and Megatron is more than aware of his plotting.

Thundercracker:
This loyal Decepticon works under the command of Starscream for the recovery of the Planet Key on Earth. Thundercracker believes that the most effective way to defeat an enemy is to terrorize and demoralize him before attacking. The mere sound of his focused sonic booms - audible for more than 200 miles - is enought to frighten many other Transformers.

Crumplezone:
Trusting but dumb, Crumplezone is often drawn into serving as the muscle to back up the paranoid plotting of his partner Ransack. Huge, powerful and superfast, Crumplezone is sometimes surprised by sudden turns. Not that it matters - he's the biggest guy on the Speed Planet, and crashing straight ahead through whatever gets in his way is his specialty. Twin-turbine ramjets can propel him at nearly the speed of sound, and selective thrust reversal allows him to fire hypersonic, high-explosive slugs nearly 12 miles.

Ransack:
Skittish and suspicious, Ransack is a loudmouth bully, always ready to intimidate others into giving him what he wants, but only when his big partner Crumplezone is around. With the energy of the Speed Planet flowing through his circuitry, everything about him is fast - sometimes too fast. Unable to stop thinking or moving, his hyperactive mind tends to draw connections between unconnected things, and sees conspiracy everywhere.

Dirt Boss:
A wild outlaw, rugged villain of the rough backwaters of the Speed Planet, those who are fooled by the sheer size of Dirt Boss into thinking he's slow are soon left choking on his exhaust. He lives to pound his opponents into the dust and leave them spinning their wheels - that's if he decides to leave the wheels attached. Hot Shot is certain to learn some tough lessons from him.

Scourge:
Scourge is the brutal and awesomely powerful ruler of the Jungle Planet. He views any display of kindness, compassion or generosity as weakness, and he hates weakness. Cold, distant, and prone to violent rage against those he views as lesser creatures, he holds most of the Jungle Planet firmly in his transmetal claw. Those defying him are likely to experience the searing heat of his stellar plasma breath, or the bite of his axe as their final sensation before their spark is extinguished. Overhaul, Snarl, and the Jungle Planet rebels will find him to be the most powerful foe they have ever faced.

Sideways:
This Transformer claims to be a spy for the Autobots, but he has joined Starscream at trying to overthrow Megatron's regimine and is now watching Starscream as he is filled with the power of Primus. He has the ability to shift the logo on his outfit, but it is unknown if he really is working for either side, or if he has his own plans in mind.

Thunderblast:
This female Decepticon was one of the "mosters" that was trapped by Crosswise. When she was freed she began to play around and took on the form of a speed boat. Now she fights with the Decepticon army ready to attack Earth if it means they will keep the Cyber Planet Keys, but what will her feelings be like when she finally meets Megatron?

Lugnutz:
This Decepticon has scanned a motorcycle and has some incredible speed. Along with Thunderblast, he was a legendary "monster", so he's joined Starscreams forces. His humor can make anyone laugh, but will his skills be enough to give the Decepticons the extra power, or will he be soon destroyed?

Humans:

Coby:
A proud 14 year old boy who is proficient in repairs and reconstruction of mechanisms. Under the influence of his father who was a racer, motor crossing has become his hobby. He is vigorous and a cheerful character, but in secret, he worries about the comparison with the excellent records of his older brother and has thoughts of wanting to be accepted/recognized by his father is strongly above necessity.

Brad:
He is the 11 year old younger brother of Coby. He loves to watch "B" movies of Sci-Fi, Kung Fu and crime, and imitates them well. Although his wild way of thinking is shocking, it invites humor, which occasionally has even saved him in time of crisis. His communication with the Mini-Cons is possible without intentionally knowing why.

Lori:
This 14 year old city girl is taken to the country by her parents who have a taste for the outdoors. Although it is a harsh place, she stubbornly continues her city lifestyle. She cannot adhere to phenomenon that much, but her different sense of values can be accepted.

Professor Suzuki:
This scientist was looking for life on other planets when she ran into the kids in her lab. Later on her way to search in the Antartic she paid for heavy coats for the kids and ended up learning about the Autobots. Now she tries to search for any skills that will assist the Transformers at saving Earth.

Colonel Franklin:
This military man has been searching for Transformers so he could thank Evac for saving his life when he was a kid, but his disguise is to make it look like he is preventing aliens from invading Earth. Now he's revealed he will assist the Transformers at fighting the Decepticons with all of Earth's resources, but will it be enough?


This is the last new episode of Transformers Cybertron on Toonami until further notice is given, but if you don't want to wait for the cliffhanger to be resolved, then head over to the hasbro Action website where episodes 33 thru 35 are now available for vieweing.

 

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You know, at first I didn't mind too much that they're replacing this with Duel Masters next week because I thought this was going to be the final episode. But it turns out this 30 minutes of sheer awesomeness was instead a lead-in to more action, once again I am full of frustration that CN will not give this show and it's fans a break.

So, will they continue to run new episodes on it's 6:00 am timeslot? If they are, I am willing to tape it. Or are we getting shafted with more damn reruns?

Edit: I checked the CN schedule, and the Mon-Thur schedule isn't too far behind where the series is at now, and April 27 is listed as being Balance, tonights episode. Nothing is listed beyond that, so I'm willing to hope.
 

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I missed the first half because of spring cleaning :crying: what all was going on where did Starscream come from and why would he dare attack Primus? why was Primus "asleep" anyway? is Crumplezone really gone? :crying:
 

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Rabi~en~Rose said:
I missed the first half because of spring cleaning :crying: what all was going on where did Starscream come from and why would he dare attack Primus? why was Primus "asleep" anyway? is Crumplezone really gone? :crying:

1.)Sideways saved Starscream after his defeat at Optimus's hands last week and awakened him this week.
2.)Because he's Starscream. :p
3.)Starscream spent 4-5 episodes draining Primus's power, so Primus is in stasis lock for the most part. However, his defense systems are still up, so he can defend himself.
4.)Yes.

I'm kind of surprised nobody's said anything about Megatron's random apparition.
 

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I thought there last cliff hanger was awful as Optimus rushed Megatron to avenge his fallen comrades, but this one is worse. Sideways has kidnapped the Minicons and the kids have pursued him somewhere in space. I'll defintley be watching the next few episodes on the Hasbro Action site tommorow, but CN really chooses horrible places to stop showing new episodes at.
 

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Obi said:
1.)Sideways saved Starscream after his defeat at Optimus's hands last week and awakened him this week.
2.)Because he's Starscream. :p
3.)Starscream spent 4-5 episodes draining Primus's power, so Primus is in stasis lock for the most part. However, his defense systems are still up, so he can defend himself.
4.)Yes.

okay thanks for the explanations! :)

I'm kind of surprised nobody's said anything about Megatron's random apparition.

it reminded me of early Energon when his dead body appeared in the wall of unicron actually

um and why are they taking it off after only 5 episodes??
 

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While I can't say for sure, I'm not sure if Cartoon Network has a lot of control over what airs in the 7PM slot. It is always a Hasbro show and thus they may just be airing whatever Hasbro wants. Something of note though, there aren't that many Duel Masters episodes left and thus Cybertron could be back within a couple months or less.
 

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Great moment, Primus' shoulder cannons swing up, Starscream's reaction."Whoa, BIG GUNS!!!"
 

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Rabi~en~Rose said:
okay thanks for the explanations! :)



it reminded me of early Energon when his dead body appeared in the wall of unicron actually

um and why are they taking it off after only 5 episodes??

It's actually been 6 episodes, not 5.
 

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William C. Maune said:
While I can't say for sure, I'm not sure if Cartoon Network has a lot of control over what airs in the 7PM slot. It is always a Hasbro show and thus they may just be airing whatever Hasbro wants. Something of note though, there aren't that many Duel Masters episodes left and thus Cybertron could be back within a couple months or less.
I'm also guessing that once DM finishes up that Cyb will be back and hold the slot til its over. Good ep by the way, Screamer trying to take on Primus = HAHA.
 

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