By the Matrix! I'm rewatchin Animated and got to the part with Arcee asking who, what, when and where after Ratchet zapped her. I just finished BW and I can't help but hear Transmutate. (Am I the only person who never found her face spooky? Maybe it comes from watching Reboot and knowing Phong but her face looks more innocent than freakish.) Also yes I know why I'm hearing it it's the same women voicing em and I don't hear much about Susan Blu that much she ever at Botcons?
Dunno, I loved it, but the conversation reminds me of a king of mid changes, Gundam SEED Destiny (BD and new dub soon, gonna force a rewatch). Part of that was the new MC Shinn was just so unlikable...
I rewatched it at the end of 2016 and just about everything anybody did in the first half was related to Satsuki's authoritarian rule and/or in reaction to it. That she never cared about building such a society beyond getting Ragyo distracted for a moment makes it weirdly pointless.
Well like, there's a ton of dropped plot points, the second half is completely different from the first half, and so on. It also is really bad at characterizing the cast beyond the first few eps and just becomes a non-stop slugfest.