Transformers Cybertron: "Critical" Talkback (Spoilers)

How many cyber keys does this episode deserve?

  • 5 cyber keys

    Votes: 4 50.0%
  • 4 cyber keys

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • 3 cyber keys

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2 cyber keys

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 cyber key

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 0 cyber keys

    Votes: 2 25.0%

  • Total voters
    8

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Episode 27: "Critical"
Japanesse episode 28: "Reincarnation! Vangard Team!"

On the last episode of Cybertron, Crumplezone returned to Jungle Planet and recruited Scourge to help break Megatron out of Starscream's prison sphere. The combined power of the two Decepticon leaders was more than enough to shatter the sphere, and then Scourge asked Megatron for permission to travel to many worlds as a Decepticon. Megatron agreed, and the Decepticons headed for Earth.
Meanwhile the Autobots were looking for any mysterious transformers with the kids and their new allies: Professor Suzuki and Colonel Franklin, but they detcted Megatron and company emerging from a space bridge. The Autobots rushed to fight inside a camoflogue net area against Megatron, but Megatron's desire allowed him to access a new cyber key and unlock his blaster. He quickly shot down Hot Shot, Red Alert, and Scattershot leaving the Autobots feeling helpless.

Today on Cybertron:
The light of Primus shines on the three fallen Autobots. They are reformatted and form the Cybertron Defense Team.

Meet the characters:
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.


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?

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?

P. S.- The old Toonami premiere image is being used so they'll match, but if a new Cybertron image is made, then they'll be switched accordingly.
 
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It's Crosswise, not Crosswire, and Smokescreen has been completely phased out. o_o;
 

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Razor said:
It's Crosswise, not Crosswire, and Smokescreen has been completely phased out. o_o;

The reason I listed him as Crosswise/ Smokescreen is because they referred to him as Smokescreen in episodes 23 thru 26, so even though they were going to correct the name, he has still been recognized as Smokescreen in the series.
 

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I...am getting freaking sick of Leobreaker and Optimus talking during the transformation sequence. It's really....stupid. (Trying not to swear here.)
 

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I know it's incredibly redundant and wasn't in the original, but I like Optimus & Leobreaker talking when they merge like that.

Aww, no new bumpers...
 

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LordTerminal said:
I...am getting freaking sick of Leobreaker and Optimus talking during the transformation sequence. It's really....stupid. (Trying not to swear here.)

Don't worry. There will be some new stuff to be annoyed about soon. ;)

Edit: Woops, I read your message as you were getting annoyed by Optimus and Leobreaker's transformation sequence. Not that they were talking. :p I personally like it on most occassions - it changes things up. I do wish that during the more emotional times they do it that they'd leave it completely orchestral like they do in Japan, but oh well.
 

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Kinda figures that the one time Scattershot actually does something, he gets blown to pieces.

I still hate Vector Prime's British Accent.

How do you get rid of an intergalactic portal? Douse it with water!
 

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Railith said:
I'm kinda upset they are just now airing transformers, I have 0 idea what's going on.

Hasbro's website has most of the episodes up if you want to check those out. Or you could just read Wikipedia to get a general overview...
 

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Railith said:
I'm kinda upset they are just now airing transformers, I have 0 idea what's going on.
Well, you can watch all the episodes you missed on Hasbro's website.
 

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Red Alert is such a negative nancy.

For some reason, Hot Shot's complete misunderstanding of the fact that he's dying depresses me. =(
 

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