Oh, I wasn't referring to things like using the American namess and such. I meant things like that line of dialogue you quoted:Dead Metal wrote:Not, really. The Metrodome sets even come with a booklet explaining what they changed and why. The changes are the names of characters and concepts, using the Western names over the Japanese names, save for a few exceptions. I don't believe a professional translation company with no knowledge of the material would have done that and instead went with translating the names literally (which would mean the company was a very, very bad and low quality agency) or left the names untouched, like the trade demands.
"Teach us your transformation techniques or we'll let them have it!"
That line was mistranslated from "Give us your Transtectors or we'll let them have it!"
That kind of stuff.
Other errors in the Metrodome subs for The Headmasters include things like "Convoy" once being subbed as "Optimus Maximus" instead of "Optimus Prime", "Superion" once being misspelled as "Spellion", or even a scene that got rewritten in which Soundblaster was originally just content to accept Scorponok as Galvatron's successor and told Scourge and Cyclonus (who were disgruntled by their new boss) that they simply had no choice in the matter but to believe in Scorponok. The subs, however, rewrote this scene to instead have Soundblaster claim to be "Scorponok's representative" and orders Scourge and Cyclonus to listen to Scorponok, when really Soundblaster had been given no such power over those two, nor did he even command them as the subs claimed him to have done. He was just casually telling them to get over their issues with Scorponok, rather than forcing them to as the subs would make it seem.
I suppose.Dead Metal wrote:Still not an excuse for crappy character motivation changes. Shows that do that usually show that side of the character early on or at least hint at it. Headmasters however did not. He was consistently shown to be an irredeemable monster who reveled in what he did. Then suddenly he decides to protect Daniel 5 episodes before the show ends just so the show could have a heroic sacrifice. That isn't character development, that's crappy and inconsistent writing.
Oh mercy, Sixknight! As much as I love Masterforce, he was that show's biggest waste of a character. It's as though it wanted nothing to do with him and only used him out of obligation.Dead Metal wrote:The only character whose characterization is even dumber is Sixknight in Masterforce. Who after murdering a heck of a lot of innocents and attacking the Autobots suddenly claims that he's not evil or an enemy, but an honorable an good harted Autobot, who hates evil.
Just goes to show how little the media cares about accuracy for its portrayal of ninjas.Dead Metal wrote:So? Ninja don't do half the stuff the media shows them doing, but they tried their damnedest to make their enemies believe they did.