My point exactly.cotss2012 wrote:Not a clue
Because Hasbro gave both the game creators and the show creators enough leeway for each to tell their own stories without having to rely too much on what the other party was doing. Basically, they each come with an idea for their respective stories, and then consult with Hasbro on whether or not they can use it, and/or how they can fit it in with contradicting Hasbro's overall plans for this continuity.cotss2012 wrote:Okay... so... why do Megatron, Starscream, Bumblebee, Arcee, etc. look almost nothing alike between WfC and Prime? Why does Dark Energon have completely different properties between WfC and Prime? I assume there's some convoluted explanation, but it just doesn't seem as "aligned" as the name suggests.
The two settings are spread apart by million and millions of years, which WFC/Exodus/Exiles/FOC set in the far ancient past, and Prime set in the present era. As more fiction is produced, there will be more connections made between the two time periods. For example, FOC uses the Prime designs of Cliffjumper's head, Optimus' gun, and the Nemesis. And Exiles added in Prime characters (such as Bulkhead, Makeshift, Wheeljack, Vehicons, etc.) to its roster, complete with the backstory info we knew about them in the show (Bulkhead a former Wrecker, Wheeljack a current Wrecker, etc.). After all, the season 1 finale of Prime made numerous callbacks to both Exodus and WFC that should now make their connection obvious.
As for those specific inquiries, body design changes aren't anything new in The Transformers. And Megatron's Generations toy bio states that he's always upgrading his body, which also jibes with how he's getting a new design in FOC.
With Dark Energon, notice how the show calls it the "Blood of Unicron", whereas the stuff in the games/books was called the "Sparks of Unicron". It can be assumed that the two may be different variants of Dark Energon. Not to mention that the Dark Energon in the show was a new supply from a different source than the Dark Energon of the games/books.
We last see him driving down the highway with Bonecrusher and Brawl. He swerves off the side till he disappears off screen, and then we see Optimus and Bonecrusher tussle. What we don't see is what had become of Barricade: He tried to go after Bumblebee again, but Ironhide took him out instead, causing him to crash off the side of the road and go offline. Starscream later came by after the Mission City battle and reactivated Barricade to serve him. More events followed between this time and the time when we see him in DOTM.cotss2012 wrote:No. The general assumption at the time was that all of Evil Prowl's appearances after getting curb-stomped by Mumblebee were continuity errors, much like Skywarp and Thundercracker being present at Starscream's coronation in TFTM.
But we never see how the Decepticons got there first. Or Bumblebee. Plus, only Bumblebee and Megatron flew there by themselves. The rest of the Movie 1 cast came in the Ark (not the same one from DOTM) and the Nemesis (not the same one from ROTF). While we don't know what happened to the Ark, we know that Starscream parked the Nemesis on Mars while he took a squadron down to Earth to search for the AllSpark (the rest of the crew stayed with the ship).cotss2012 wrote:The movies made it clear that they tend to arrive in the form of flying turds.
Yeah.cotss2012 wrote:No. I was too confused by the continuity errors to worry about things that were unexplained but didn't really seem inconsistent with anything.
Though, even some of those continuity errors were explained in the comics too (though, there were still a few that were just too stupid to explain ).
That all has to do with how Megatron came to serve The Fallen. The Fallen wanted the AllSpark's power and thus needed the Matrix to get it. But, he failed to take its power and so was imprisoned in his own sarcophagus by the other Primes. When his sarcophagus was discovered years later by the Autobots, it came into Megatron's possession. The Fallen went all Emperor Palpatine on Megatron, promising him power and filling him with delusions of grandeur. Now The Fallen's pupil, Megatron restarted the conflict over the AllSpark that his master had originally begun ages ago, naming his faction of followers after The Fallen's own group of followers: Decepticons.cotss2012 wrote:Sorry, too busy trying to reconcile "Megatron started the war because of teh cube" with "The Fallen started the war because of teh matrix".