Season 3 Episode 4

Five Faces of Darkness (4)

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1986 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

    • Goofs: The flashback through Cybertron's history seems to contradict what was learned in the episode "War Dawn". This episode indicates the Autobots were the first to be able to transform. But in the previous episode, the Decepticons had the ability as well as came into existence before the Autobots. Also during the flashback, it seems Megatron was created by the Constructions, of which there seem to be eight surrounding him when he rises from the table. And in previous episodes, it seemed Megatron came into existence before the Constructions.

    • When the Decepticons were praising Galvatron on the Quintesson ship, Starscream was there, colored like Onslaught. There were also two Shockwaves, each colored like Mixmaster!

    • Motormaster's first line was delivered by Frank Welker.

    • When Galvatron reached the Quintesson ship, he yelled, "Decepticons, fire!" But there were no other Decepticons with him!

    • When the Constructicons are building Trypticon, Vortex is colored like Octane. Plus, Long Haul is blue and orange!

    • Trypticon doesn't have any eyes!

    • In this episode it is explained the Quintessons created Cybertron, autobots and decepticons. But in previous season's "The Key to Vector Sigma", the master computer upon reactivation says "Before Cybertron was, I was". So who really was first.

  • Quotes

    • Wreck-Gar: Attention. You are in danger of being cancelled, or losing your time slots!
      Ultra Magnus: What's he talking about?
      Rodimus Prime: We're gonna be killed.

    • (trying to revive Rodimus)
      Springer: Wake up! Come wake up, you ... you moron!
      Rodimus: It was the only way ... into the matrix.
      Springer: I was wrong, he IS as dumb as he looks.

    • (To Rodimus)
      Springer: So get yourself blasted, nearly killed that'll get you back in the Matrix.
      Arcee: Tell him your only joking!
      Springer: Releax, Arcee. He's not as dumb as he looks.

    • Rodimus Prime: Last Big party of the summer folks, let's go out with a bang!
      Ultra Magnus: Just once, couldn't your attitude reflect the gravity of the situation?
      Rodimus: Not if I can help it.

    • Mixmater: TRYPTICON LIVES!
      Galvatron: Then Autobot City DIES!

  • Notes

    • This episode has viewers wondering whether Wheelie is male or female. When Wheelie is surrounded by the flying alien creatures, Blurr during his rambling, refers his pal as "she".

    • The scene depicts Cybertron from the past yet you see two Constructicons there (16:49).

    • Galvatron is missing his Decepticon logo(11:45).

    • In the japanese version of this episode. Trypticon was reactivated rather than being born. This was because in the japanese exclusive video release "Scramble City" which takes place before the movie. Trypricon appeared right at the end of the episode

    • First appearance of Trypticon.

  • Allusions