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Transformers G1 - Great Expectations - ENG

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Published: May 1, 2013
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TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION 1
GREAT EXPECTATIONS


Art by Peter Istyle :iconi-sithlord:

Story and lettering by me :iconm3gr1ml0ck:


NOTES

Continuing our personal take on the original G1 cartoon continuity, here is another bit of what we imagined Season 4 of the animated G1 series would have been (after the events of The Rebirth).

The actual re-awakening of the Monsterbots is chronicled in an Italian-only fanfiction called "The Monsters That Walk Among Us", as is their history throughout the centuries on Cybertron.
The novel reveals that the Monsterbots were among the Five-Faces Quintessons' rebellious servants, but nothing was said about their actual creation.

In a crossover with G1 cartoon episode "The Dweller In The Depths" (from the imaginative Season 3!), here is the truth about the birth of Doublecross, Grotusque and Repugnus!

The monsters in panel 2 are some of the infamous Technorganics: clearly, the Monsterbots were designed to be their superior.

Repugnus' rarely-mentioned power is also featured in A Cut-Out Job.

Originally one-mode creatures, the Monsterbots ultimately developed an alternate mode and chose their alliance.

And finally, the face (faces?) of the Monsterbots' creator is revealed: it's the same Three-Faces Quintesson from "The Dweller In The Depths", the one whose main face was destroyed by the Dweller (which he used to call "The Beast").

Vengeance is close, and be warned: not everything about the Monsterbots' power has been revealed!

More details, links and comics in the notes to the core story of our project: Monster Consultant.

Originally published as a Mosaic.
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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Your very welcome! :)
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Oh snap! D: Talk about obscure! Nice job!! :)
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Thank you: I love those forgotten characters and I'd do anything to expand their lore.
Also, Peter did a huge work in replicating the coloring style of that episode!
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^_^ I wish more people would pay attention to the forgotten ones / less popular ones... most of them have quite the interesting designs/abilities. :)

Ooooh!! No way!! :D :D
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Bob Budiansky and the other guys working on the brand in the 1980s really threw in a whole world of ideas, like a bottomless pit of creative ingenuity!

The Pretenders were supposed to have some "supernatural" powers, or so the original advertising suggested... I think!

That's why I always felt they had to be a Quintessons creation.
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No kidding! I never liked the pretender idea in the cartoon, but in the comics... oh man. D: That was just pure genius creativity by Budiansky and everyone else. ^_^

I remember reading about that somewhere too. I can see now why you made them Quintesson creations. I mean, heck those guys "made" the Transformers in one continuity, so what's to say they didn't mess around with Pretender technology? I always viewed those creeps as the "Daleks" of Transformers. They always seemed so... organic to a certain extent. I'm pretty sure it's those faces.
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I agree about everything!
Especially the organic thing: I suppose the Quints were originally some parasitic organic creatures that evolved enough to cerate artificial organs and then became cyborgs, forgetting what they used to be.
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^^ Yeah, and MAYBE the reason why they have multiple faces is because their "personality" traits were lost in the process of becoming cyborgs. Perhaps that's their way of retaining the "organic" roots of their species... and perhaps why Cybertronians have "faces" to express their emotions (well, MOST of them have faces *coughcoughWHIRL/SHOCKWAVEcoughcough*). XD

Regardless, I still love it when you guys explore the Quints and their history in the Transformers universe. :)
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A fascinating theory! Maybe I'll use that one day... and give you full credits.
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