Okay, but you have been warned. Prepare yourself.RhA wrote:Sabrblade wrote:No it does not. The Japanese keep all of the G1/Beast Era, Unicron Trilogy, and Movies/Animated stuff separate. The only things they have put together were Car Robots into G1 (which DOES work in a way) and their dub of Animated in with their dub of the Movies.RhA wrote:That's Hasbro's take, it's only fair to mention that Takara appllies brute force to everything and fits it all 'nicely' into a single timeline.
You REALLY don't want me to list the Japanese timelines. Trust me, it is best that it not come to that. It shall be greatly regretted should I have to list out the Japanese timelines.
You, sir, have opened a can of worms. I'd really like to know how this works and it appears you're the man with the tools to do so.
I fear no regrets. Bombs away.
Though, a few notes first:
- I'll only be listing the timelines that relate to the cartoons. There are more non-cartoon timelines that the Japanese have created aside from what's listed below.
- I will be placing each piece of fiction where it chronologically takes place in regards to the present day. So, I will be placing Beast Wars somewhere in the list before G1 since it takes place in the prehistoric past (even though the characters themselves hail from the future).
- I'll be referring to each series by their Japanese names.
- Additional notes are in Italics.
Generation 1/Beast Series
- "64 Cybertron Urban Defense Robot GADEP" manga chapter
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers anime episode 1 (from the beginning of the episode to the crash-landing on Earth)
- Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers anime episodes 1-21
- Transformers: Beast Wars Diorama Story
- Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers anime episodes 22-26
- Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Metals anime episodes 1-7
- Beast Wars Special: Super Lifeform Transformers – Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers ~ Metals (movie)
- Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Metals anime episodes 8-16
- Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers ~ Metals – Convoy's Great Transformation! (movie)
- Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Metals anime episodes 17-26
- 3 million years (4 million after the original crash-landing, though) later...
- The Transformers: Micromaster manga chapters 1-5
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers anime episode 1 (from the awakening on Earth to the end of the episode) to 74
- "Decepticon Leader Megatron Black Ver." manga chapter (actually takes place somewhere within the above cartoon's events)
- "Decepticon Aerospace Warrior Sunstorm" manga chapter (actually takes place somewhere within the above cartoon's events)
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers manga
- "Scramble City Hatsudō Hen" OVA
- "Scramble Power Zenkai!" manga story
- Chijo Saikyo no Expert Team G.I. Joe anime
- Transformers: The Battle of the Star Gate manga
- Transformers: Car Robots anime
- e-Hobby Crosscut's toy bio
- Super Spy Changers catalog
- The Story of Binaltech comes into play here, along with the Binaltech Asterisk Story, but it eventually branches off into its own splinter timeline, in which it is followed by Alternity.
- RobotMasters fiction
- Information Administration Teletraan 15 Go! Go! manga
- e-Hobby Clamp Down's toy bio and Deep Cover's toy bio
- The Transformers: The Movie (Japanese dub)
- Transformers: Kiss Players radio drama and manga
- Pepsi Convoy's toy bio (actually takes place somewhere within the above radio drama's early events)
- Transformers: Kiss Players Position radio drama
- Transformers: Music Label
- "Destron Doppelgänger Black Rodimus Convoy" manga chapter
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 2010 anime
- The Story of Super Robot Lifeforms: The Transformers manga (actually takes place at various points within the above cartoon's early events)
- The Great Transformer War manga issues 1-2 (actually take place at various points within the above cartoon's later events)
- The Great Transformer War manga issue 3 (takes place after the 2010 cartoon)
- Transformers: The Headmasters anime
- Transformers: The Headmasters manga issues 1-6 and "Beast-sei no Daiketteisen" manga special (all take place at various points within the above cartoon's events)
- Transformers: The Headmasters manga issue 8 (takes place after The Headmasters cartoon; issue 7 is out of continuity with the cartoon)
- Transformers: Chōjin Masterforce anime
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Victory anime
- HERO SET toy packaging blurb
- Transformers: Zone catalog story page 1 (catalog story page 2 is out of continuity)
- Transformers: Zone story pages 1-3
- Transformers: Zone anime episode OR manga chapter (both tell different versions of the same story)
- Transformers: Zone story pages 4-12
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Return of Convoy - The Battlestars story pages 1-6
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Return of Convoy - The Battlestars manga chapter
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Return of Convoy - The Battlestars story pages 7-10
- Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Operation Combination story pages
- Nucleon Quest Super Convoy's toy bio
- Transformers: G-2 pack-in manga and story pages
- According to at least one timeline table, Machine Wars occurs after G-2, which is then followed by e-Hobby Black Starscream's toy bio, but this timeline shows them going in a different direction than what ultimately would lead to the Beast Series. And so, apparently, another splinter timeline branches off from here.
- e-Hobby Galvatron II's toy bio
- e-Hobby Laser Ultra Magnus's toy bio
- "Hybrid Style Convoy Black Version" manga chapter
- Masterpiece Convoy Black Version's toy bio
- "MP-1B Cybertron Commander / Convoy Black Ver." manga chapter
- "MP-3G Destron Air Commander / Starscream Ghost Ver." manga chapter
- Approximately 300 years later comes the future from which the Beast Wars cast hails from.
- Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Returns anime
- Beast Wars Reborn
- Tens of thousands of years later...
- Beast Wars II: Super Lifeform Transformers anime
- "Cybertron Sennō Keikaku" manga story (seems to take place at some point during the above cartoon's events. note that "Cybertron" = "Maximal" in this case)
- Beast Wars Special: Super Lifeform Transformers - Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger! (movie, takes place at some point between episodes 32 and 38 of the above cartoon)
- Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Neo anime
- Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Legends of the Microns anime
- The Transformers Legends of the Microns "Linkage" manga (takes place at various points within the above cartoon's events)
- Transformers: Super Link anime
- Transformers: Galaxy Force anime
- Transformers (2007 movie)
- Transformers: Revenge
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Unite for the Universe manga
- Transformers: Darkside Moon
- Transformers: Animated anime (Japanese dub)