Transformers: Animated: Season 1, Episode 5

Total Meltdown (19 Jan. 2008)

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A scientist named Prometheus Black has a lab accident that turns him into Meltdown, a super villain secreting acid that melts anything. He goes after revenge against Sumdac and the Autobots.


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Episode credited cast:
Prowl / Captain Fanzone / Condiment Bot (voice)
Ratchet / Cyrus 'Colossus' Rhodes (voice)
Bulkhead (voice)
Optimus Prime / Security Bot (voice)
Isaac Sumdac / Commercial Announcer (voice)
Sari Sumdac (voice)


The Autobots start watching TV to learn about Earth culture and find a wrestling match pitting robot against modified human; the robot in question is Bumblebee. The human, Cyrus Rhodes, defeats him but does not stop fighting, so the others must come rescue him. Scientist Prometheus Black, who created the human modifications, was attempting to get a contract from the police, but Fanzone refuses due to Rhodes's rampage. Black also loses his funding from Porter C. Powell. In anger, he causes a lab accident that changes him so he secretes an acid that will dissolve anything, even Autobot alloy. He swears revenge against Sumdac for creating the robots he is competing with, and against the Autobots for making him look bad in the wrestling match. Sumdac is demonstrating his new model of police drone when it goes awry; Sari discovers that it was sabotaged and takes the evidence to Ratchet, who runs some tests and learns of Meltdown's acid. The Autobots then hurry to Sumdac Tower in case her ... Written by Amica Temporis

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Bulkhead is shown to be able to transform his back "kibble" (the two huge pieces over his shoulders that apparently aren't good for anything) into a chair to sit on. Only one version of his toys can do this. See more »


Ratchet: What RAM-damaged, programming-impaired bot would agree to be in such a degrading spectacle?
Prometheus Black: Representing the machines, I give you Bumblebee!
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