Beast Machines

Season 2 Episode 4

In Darkest Knight

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Mar 01, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Silverbolt's robot mode has some aspects gleaned from the look of a Japanese samurai like the tied back hair. Going along with his new look, Silverbolt's code of honor now includes revenge and self-doubt much like Bushido (the samurai code of honor) instead of the absolutist and philosophical honor more alike of Europe's knights in the Middle Ages.

    • Silverbolt's current attitude of anger and resentment contradicts how he acted in "The Catalyst", wherein he was his typically heroic self.

    • Savage/Noble is seen alive in this episode, but he is more animalistic in nature now that Megatron has separated from him. He is shown with a slight affinity for Nightscream.

    • Jetstorm's Spark is reformatted as Silverbolt, in a new Techno-Organic condor body.

  • Quotes

    • Silverbolt: I - I don't know what I am anymore.
      Blackarachnia: ...You are what you've always been: Honest, caring, virtuous to a fault.
      Silverbolt: You're taking a huge risk.
      Blackarachnia: Considering how well I know the goodness of your spark, it really isn't a risk at all.

    • Blackarachnia: I know one knight in shining armor who could use a little polish.

    • Megatron: Mind your manners. I rescued your spark from oblivion. I chose you as my general for a reason.
      Blackarachnia: Yeah! To satisfy his twisted sense of humour. Don't listen to him.
      Megatron: You are a creature of honor, Silverbolt. You fight for just causes. I gave you such a cause.
      Blackarachnia: The destruction of all organic life?
      Megatron: Cybertron is a haven for machines. Where Optimus was deluded by the visions of a malfunctioning computer, I have been restoring Cybertron's purity, and surely that is the most honorable cause of all.
      Blackarachnia: A world without free will? Where's the honor in that? Don't listen to him, Silverbolt. He turned you into a monster.
      Megatron: I gave you strength. I gave you courage.
      Blackarachnia: We gave you friendship. I gave you my heart.
      Megatron: I gave you power. I gave you life.
      Silverbolt: You gave me NOTHING!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: "In Darkest Knight"

      The episode title contains 3 elements of the DC comic book universe -- The Green Lantern Corps' oath, the Green Lantern crossover comic (Blackest Night), & the most notable alias of Batman (The Dark Knight).