Sparky Prime wrote:
Dominic wrote:Given how many holes G1 had, and the fact that it never covered the year 2000 (in any iteration of the franchise), it is not completely unreasonable to assume that RiD was happening concurrent with G1, and that the characters never met up.
You're forgetting that in RiD, the major plot of the series is to find/control Fortress Maximus who was said to have been left on Earth 'eons ago'. In G1 however, he wasn't even built until sometime after the year 2005.
Different Fortress Maximus. In the Japanese version, that was Brave Maximus, who most definitely wasn't Fortress Maximus.
Onslaught Six wrote:Especially since RID supposedly happens in America.(CR obviously happens in Japan, mind you.)
I recall that events of the story happen all over the globe in either version of the show, not specifically in one country. It was explained they could travel all over the globe in minutes via the tunnel system the Build Team built through the Earth.
Well yeah, they do a lot of globe-trotting, but the point O6 was getting at is that the Autobots are based out of Japan/America, the Predacon/Destronger base is in that area, that's where Yuki/Koji and his dad live, etc. The *central hub* of the stories is located there.
For a time, I had this craaaaaaaaazy theory that Car Robots and Robots in Disguise were actually separate stories with separate characters that still took place in the *same* continuity. It's been a long time, but I'm almost certain that I got it to work somehow. Basically, Gigatron takes his Destrongers to an alternate universe earth in its year 2000 to start the shit that was CR, and Fire Convoy and his dimensional patrol go there and fight him and yeah. Then later, about the time BW Megatron takes off for prehistoric Earth and the Beast Wars, *another* criminal calling himself Megatron uses transwarp technology to head to regular-universe Earth circa 2013 or so (key to this plot working is that fact that they never said what year it was on Earth in RiD). So the Maximal council sends it's elite patrol of 'the Autobots' there to fight him, and we get RiD. The characters all have different names, they just look alike and the events that occur in both instances are strikingly similar. Yeah.
Look, it made sense when I came up with it, okay?