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Transformers: Heavy Metal War (1984)
First Appearance Of The Constructicons
Heavy Metal Wars marks the first appearance of the constructicons in the Transformers G1 cartoon. This episode probably creates as much confusion as any episode in the Transformers series as far as I'm concerned. For starters, Megatron says in this episode that the decepticons built the constructicons on earth but in "The secret of Omega Supreme," Omega says that the constructicons came from cybertron and were originally good robots.(though it was never mentioned that they were ever autobots, just that they didn't start out as decepticons) Then in "The Five Faces of Darkness" the matrix shows Rodimus Prime how the constructicons built Megatron. So how the writers went from Megatron building the constructicons to the constructicons building Megatron is beyond me.
Then later in Heavy Metal Wars, Megatron is fighting Prime one on one but with the combined powers of all the decepticons. Megatron actually beats the crap out of Prime worse than he did in the movie, even landing a cannon shot in Prime's chest, yet Prime doesn't die. He's badly damaged but the other autobots are still able to repair him. So how his wounds in the movie are fatal yet not so in this episode is beyond me too. Maybe they needed Ratchet and Wheeljack to repair Prime in the movie, I don't know. Then again Wreck-gar probably could have repaired Prime and the other "dead" autobots since he repaired Ultra Magnus in the movie and later Springer in "The five faces of darkness." Any ways, this all just shows some of the inconsistencies and contradictions with the Transformers G1 cartoon. This episode in particular since the writers made a complete 180 with the origins of the constructicons later on. I know that this is just a kiddie cartoon but if the writers want to include a real storyline to it then they should have done a better job of making sure that there weren't any inconsistencies or contradictions.