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thejokesterearth3alive asked: First time asker here with this to ask: Airachnid and Arcee's "relationship", I can view it one or both of these ways. First she is obbssed with Arcee in a serial killer "one who got away" type manner. Second she had some sort of "attraction" to Arcee. Not in any healthy or redeemable way mind you, more in a "I want to capture this person and keep them as my personal slave forever and ever" way. What do you think?

Hey there, always cool to meet someone new.

I think Airachnid wanted to kill Arcee as an endgame, but yes it was a personal obsession. Airachnid’s strong desires for violence and revenge were certainly not limited to Arcee; stalking, lying, physical torture, and murder simply seem to be how Airachnid interacts with others as a general rule (which helps emphasize the theme of Decepticons being stagnate and isolated). Though Airachnid seemed to enjoy tormenting Arcee on a personal emotional/psychological level which she does not descend to when interacting with say… Breakdown, Starscream, Soundwave, etc. Which would perhaps indicate that she places Arcee on a different, “special” level as compared to the others.

So yes, there’s something going on between two, but as you say: certainly nothing healthy.

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aairachnid asked: What do you think Airachnid's motivations were, if any? I believe she did it just for her own amusement more than anything

I agree. It’s my personal opinion that Airachnid did what she did purely for amusement. You could maaaaayyyybbeee go farther with it and say that her actions are a by-product of war normalizing this behavior for her, but I dunno.

I kinda got the vibe she was just always messed up and the war for Cybertron/subsequent loss of society just gave her an outlet to hunt and kill unfettered. That’s why she never really had much loyalty to the Decepticons and why she was always trying to leave their ranks once captured. She didn’t believe in their cause and she just wanted out to rack up more kills because that’s how she got enjoyment and fulfillment out of life.

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eruspertempus asked: Hey Draqua, I wanted to let you know I still find any and all Transformers Prime and Transformers Related commentary you give enlightens me and gives me a continued appreciation of the series. Thank you for your insight.

Honestly, I could talk about Transformers Prime all day and I’m always really glad to receive comments like yours and others. It feels like we’re all having a good time here. It’s a show I enjoyed watching from beginning to end and it’s a show I enjoy re-watching and picking apart. Because I honestly do feel it’s a really solid piece of work with great characters and a lot to love and talk about. Transformers in general always provides interesting discussion.

Of course, there are other, non-Transformers related, shows I love just as much, and which I encourage people to check out, but Transformers Prime will always have special place in my heart.

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onwardforalways asked: Soooo... because the Marvel meme has TONS of good ones, I'll be periodically dropping by to drop another name. But for now? Spider-man.


Spider-Man: How have you dealt with some of the tragedies in your life?

(That’s cool, man. c: I think I may answer this one ooc because, well, let’s be honest… Bumblebee doesn’t know HOW to deal with the tragedies in his life.

When Raf was injured from Megatron’s blast, when Bumblebee lost his T Cog to MECH, his voice especially — He doesn’t deal with it. Bumblebee doesn’t try to find alternatives/solutions to his problems, he whines and pouts and grumps about the base until he gets his way somehow.

And the way the show played out?

He never had to learn HOW to cope, EVER. Raf got hurt? Raf got better. He lost his T Cog? He got it back. He lost his voice? He got it back too.

It’s actually disappointing in a way. Because Arcee, Wheeljack, Ratchet.. A lot of the characters went through tons of character growth and yet Bumblebee never really has to learn to get over his issues, because he’s kinda hand fed his solutions (which end up being the exact thing he wants through forms of miracles in some cases) so he never has to cope.

As a Mun I intend to change some of the canon Transformers Prime for the universe I share with my friends to change this.

But I’ll just be clear now — (To ANYONE reading this) — I do NOT hate Transformers Prime. There are some things that I think could be improved on, but most people feel that way about most things. So please, no hate! I’m honestly just trying to be constructive as I’ve had a lot of time to sit and think on Bumblebee’s character.

And thank you again, Onward, for giving me a chance to write up things I haven’t had much of a chance to. c:)

It’s an interesting situation… A lot of the “big character set pieces” put in place for Bumblebee generally end up being about Ratchet.

  • Raf gets injured? Ratchet comes up with the solution to save the kid’s life
  • Bumblebee loses his T-Cog? Ratchet’s both willing to sacrifice his own and then can fix BB’s after its been shot at
  • Bumblebee’s got no voice and gets fatally wounded by Megatron? Bumblebee falls into a magical pit of glop the Ratchet spent the last episode making which fixes the voice thing, heals the wound, and basically gives BB the advantage necessary to kill Megatron

Bumblebee’s character often ends up being used to prop up Ratchet on a basic writing level. And on a character level, every hardship BB runs into is either directly or indirectly solved by Ratchet. (Even in Predacon Rising, Bumblebee has to call Ratchet in to deal with the Ultra Magnus situation).

Like I said, I find it interesting for a children’s television cartoon to use a character so iconic to the franchise and one supposedly close to the target demographic as window dressing to an elderly character. And it also sets up some groundwork for the RiD sequel series. Because now Bumblebee’s in a position of authority and maaaaaayyyybbbeeee won’t be able to yell out: “Please Ratchet, will you fix it for me?”

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joyseeker56 asked: Remember my "what do you think of flying heroes and grounded villains" question? Another similar question, what do you think of stories where the heroes that can teleport (villains teleporting too is optional)? (Ex. the groundbridge of Transformers Prime, where both heroes and villains have teleport as an option)

Ah, interesting question.

I think it’s a cool way to have a show take place across multiple locations and tell some creative “tension” plots (IE: the teleporter is broken, communications are down, etc.). Plus it reminds me of Star Trek, and that’s always a plus.

That being said, you have to be careful, because using this device can also destroy any feeling of traveling/adventure a show might have. Avatar the Last Airbender, for example features its protagonists traveling across the globe by foot or bison which gives the story a tangible, epic quality. Being able to bop around the planet willy nilly/having a home base takes out that element from a story. (Similar problems can arise when the characters live on or have access to some type of stable traveling craft)

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For real though, Beware the Batman has this great underlying theme of the importance of forming positive relationships with people and the dangers of isolation.

Bruce’s attempts to raise himself above the limitations of humanity and work independently are shown to be highly destructive, disturbing, and ultimately counter-productive to his cause. Villains in the show are either disconnected from others, seek to exploit and/or abuse the people around them, or have twisted understandings of what constitutes healthy human interaction. Throughout the season, both Batman and Bruce Wayne form a multi-skilled team of mutually respected people around themselves and it is through this bond that they find success. And much of that teamwork is facilitated by Katana who he has a very strong interpersonal relationship with, though not necessarily a romantic one.

I love the way you can always find the good in a story.  BTB might not be as good as the other DC shows but by all means it is worth watching when you have some free time.

Oh my, thank you (^-^*)ノ

To be fair, the theme of selfish independence versus positive cohabitation is a major recurring theme in contemporary western cartoons. But this makes sense because, hey, it’s a good message to teach the kids. And the fun for viewers is picking out how this theme is delivered, and the slight differences from show to show.

Like, Transformers Prime utilizes this concept while also mixing in a sub-theme of progression versus stagnation. The Autobots form genuine and evolving bonds of family and friendship with one another, all while forging new relationships with humanity. They use the new ideas they’ve learned along the way, and take their society in a new direction after the war. Whereas the Decepticons are not dynamic, seeking to drag out a pointless war, and most of its flag-ship members are completely self-serving. There’s a recurring motif of resurrecting the dead to emphasize this; see the zombies, Skyquake, the Predacons, Sentinel Prime’s arm, Cylas, Galvatron, etc. The Decepticons presented as not completely evil are shown to have some understanding of positive relationships (Breakdown and Skyquake+Dreadwing), but all of these characters are unable or unwilling to take new direction in life even when the choice is offered to them on a silver platter and they eventually die. Knockout, who also sought to make friendships with his crew-members, is able to make a change and thus survives.

In Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, the above theme is tackled with a dash of recognizing the importance of self-reflection and subsequent improvement. Throughout the two seasons, Freddy’s group spends a lot of time tackling their personal and relationship based problems, coming out stronger people and stronger friends as a result. Whenever they experience the greatest success is when they work together in sync, and the finale arc very literally has them combining their skills together. Brad’s team did not confront their demons, thus their issues were left to fester, leaving them twisted adults with an equally twisted group dynamic and a bird that turns into Cthulhu.

Kaijudo deals with three clashing ideologies which come up in both major and minor ways in overall seasons and individual episodes: segregation (as symbolized by the Duel Masters), exploitation (as symbolized by The Choten), and coexistence (as symbolized by Ray).


You could probably pick it out of a bunch of other shows too. Like I said, it’s a good theme to have and carries a lot of cool story-telling/characterization potential with it.

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So… Hasbro Studio Shorts (a new official youtube channel Hasbro is using to release clips and short animations from their various properties, most notably the actually really well done MLP Rainbow Rocks cartoons) recently uploaded what they entitle “Transformers ULTIMATE Puns Mashup”

I don’t think most of these are puns, but they put Beast Wars up in this, so I am satisfied

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So, it’s been awhile, but I just really noticed it…

In “Loose Cannons”, Dreadwing’s introductory episode, Bulkhead attempts at one point to throw himself over the edge of the carrier and blow himself up. But Wheeljack, Bulkhead’s brother-in-arms, stops him. In “Regeneration”, Dreadwing’s final episode, Dreadwing throws himself into a certainly fatal situation (note the repeated visuals of the characters “walking over an edge”) and the whole point is that he doesn’t have his brother there to stop him. And Dreadwing wasn’t there back in “Master and Students” to stop Skyquake either…

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