QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 8 2012, 08:03 PM)
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 8 2012, 11:50 PM)
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 8 2012, 06:39 PM)
Nothing important happened in G2.
The entire Earth was decimated... multiple times
No, there was no evidence of destruction outside San Francisco.
I think you need to read G2 again, because there very much is. The Cons under Bludgeon reduce planetary capitals to rubble right at the start of G2. Then the G2 cons do more. The Earth is absolutely wrecked in the series.
Who cares? It's a continuity that doesn't matter, that leads to nothing, that gets ignored. Why would anyone care about even a billion deaths, when the main ongoing storyline just hits reset?
You just said G2 doesn't matter because nothing important happened in it and now you've said nothing that happened in it can be important because the series doesn't matter? You've definately covered your bases there.
You clearly have different ideas of what equals important than me, in story and out.
Of which only Jhiaxus even slightly matters. Sky-Byte came from RID but he doesnt make the RID story matter. OMG, the Decepticons kidnapped a hundred thousand children with Galvatron's brain-bats?!! It didnt lead into anything and nobody ever talked about it again so who cares?
By your logic here nothing in any TF continuity that has ever ended, Which is 90% of them, matters in any way ever? It can't be important the continuity ended so it's all pointless, let's go hang out with Dead End.
TFs into conflict with one of the 13 for the first time.
That's a retcon, a retcon that was then retconned out of "muktiversal singularity hood" because it never meant anything to the story in the first place. In 18 years, Liege Maximo never actually was the subjectvof any story again - he existed only to give weight to the singularity conceit which Hasbro then got tired of and abandoned.
Leigh Maximo is one of the 13. This is still canon. And the first of them to ever do anything and matter in a TF story. And his use in Alignment inspired Furman to birth the concept of the 13. So, nothing can matter if the series that birthed it ends, and if it does have lasting impact beyond its series and add to ongoing TF lore that doesn't matter either?
A good swath of name characters were killed. Megatron was revived. Starscream was rewritten to be a hero. The Autobots and Decepticons united forces.
Seriously, all of that happens like every eight episodes / issues.
1) No it really doesn't. And 2) Doesn't make it any less big important events in its universe.
The Vok were created.
Another outside-the-pages retcon, this one extremely stupid and paradoxical, only taking away from and contradicting BW instead of contributing to it. And again, not mattering to the story in the tiniest bit.
So, this time it doesn't matter because you happen to think it's dumb whether it had a lasting impact or added to the mythos or not.
The Beast era gave us sparks, the Allspark, and a canonical future timeline. Armada gave us Minicons. Animated gave the Elite Guard and the Magnus Hammer and Lockdown.
G2 gave us Jhiaxus, whose shown up as much and in as many places as the Elite Guard, and the Magnus Hammer, or Lockdown. It started the concept of the 13 going really with the Liege Maximo. It gave us the origin of the Vok.
All of that aside though, I don't believe "anything of Importance happening in the story" is something to define by how much it has had borrowed by future series, but largely by the big things that it did In its own story and Universe.
-ZacWilliam, TF stories and universes end all the time, I don't define their "mattering" by how much is borrowed or homaged from them.