Transformers Animated

Season 3 Episode 1

TransWarped, Part I

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Mar 14, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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TransWarped, Part I
Sari Sumdac is coping with the newly discovered fact that she's a robot. Meanwhile, the Autobots on Earth are trying to figure out a way to warn the Autobots on Cybertron about the spy working for Megatron. Later, Megatron and Starscream find Omega Supreme and set a devastating plan in motion.moreless

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  • Tons of action, plenty of plot twists, and Sari stealing the spotlight? Yep, it's all AWESOME!

    Transformers Animated has started its third season with Transwarped, a three-part episode that picks up almost immediately after the season 2 finale. Transwarped does an amazing job of returning the series for many different reasons.

    The first, and most obvious reason, is the action. Virtually every two minutes of Transwarped had something blowing up or some bot getting his faceplate slugged. And most of the damage is taken by the Autobots, mind you, and not just the standard cast. Franchise veterans such as Rodimus Prime and Hotshot get their asses handed to them early on, while the fast-talking Blur sadly meets a cruel end at the hands of Shockwave. It all looked great, and it never gets dull.

    But action aside, this episode also had a great deal of development for two major characters: Sari and Ratchet.

    We got to see a huge amount of Ratchet's background, and he's been through some serious crap back in the day. Looking at his relation with Omega Supreme really shed a lot of light on the old medic, and it's now made him one of the most complete characters in the show. Keep it up, old-timer.

    But I have to say this at least: Sari stole the freakin' show. Turns out the girl is half-Cybertronian, half-human, and she's now shed the little kid body for an ass-kicking teenage bod. Too bad she can't control her absurd power; I was genuinely stunned when she accidentally stabbed Bumblebee in the chest (and nearly killed him, for that matter). But watching her wielding a Pow Hammer and Katar Tonfas was a real treat. I'm hopeful that we'll get to see more of "MegaSari" in the future.

    There's so much more I could talk about, but you should just find Transwarped online, download it, and enjoy the ride.

    You will not be disappointed.moreless
Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Shockwave/ Longarm Prime

Guest Star

Alexander Polinsky

Alexander Polinsky

Henry Masterson/Headmaster

Guest Star

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Omega Supreme

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Rodimus Prime: You'll have to get through me, Decepti-creep!
      Oilslick: You say that as if it's difficult, Autobot.

    • Isaac Sumdac: Please, Sari. I know you have no reason to trust me right now, but I love you, and I miss you so much.
      Headmaster: Attention, Burger-Bot customers. Clean-up of a "so sappy, it makes me wanna hurl" moment in the parking lot! Snack-time's over, noobs. Prepare for T.O.T.: Total ownage time!

    • Bumblebee: We've gotta warn the big brass bots back on Cybertron that there's a Decepticon spy in their midst!
      Optimus Prime: Maybe we should have Bulkhead try to repair Megatron's Space Bridge. Apparantly, he's quite the Space Bridge genius.
      Bumblebee: "Bulkhead" and "genius" in the same sentence? I'll never get used to that!

    • Sari: Okay, I'm waiting.
      Isaac Sumdac: Um, uh, yes. Well...
      Sari: Still waiting.
      Isaac Sumdac: It is... complicated.
      Sari: "Hey Sari, guess what? You're a robot." How complicated is that?!

    • Hot Shot: I'm hit! Medic!
      Red Alert: Hang in there, soldier! (scans his leg) The damage is too severe. I'm gonna have to amputate.
      Hot Shot: What?!
      Red Alert: Don't worry. Cybertron service will issue a replacement leg within six to eight solar cycles.
      Hot Shot: Uh, can't I get a second opinion?

  • NOTES (4)


    • Hawkeye:
      The shape of Rodimus Prime's head crest, and his proficiency with a bow and arrow, are traits reminiescent of the Marvel Comics character Hawkeye.

    • Power Rangers:
      The way in which Sari is revealed to be a robot is similar to the way that the Red Ranger, Mack, is revealed to be a robot from Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive.

    • Cosmic Rust:
      During the opening battle, Rodimus is infected with cosmic rust from a container tossed at him by Oil Slick. Cosmic rust originated in the classic 1984 Transformers episode "Cosmic Rust" as a metal-eating micro-organism that could affect Transformers. Oil Slick's use of the substance is likely a reference to his appearance and actions in the third issue of "The Arrival" comic series by IDW.