You haven't seen the first episode in a while have you? Primal gets cornered by the Tank drones within the first minute of the show at which point he turns to them and says "I don't know who you are, but if it's a fight you're looking for... Optimus, Maximize!"Onslaught Six wrote:The first two characters who meet each other are Primal and Rattrap on the train. To begin with, Primal doesn't say anything to the Vehicon drones--he doesn't try to talk to them. He doesn't try to tell them to stop. He doesn't do anything, he just runs away. For all we know he doesn't remember he's a Transformer.
They had just lost their Transmetal forms, it's just as easily explained as taking them a second to recognize each other back in their original beast forms.The way Rattrap says "Optimus?" it sounds like he literally just remembered who the hell he was.
When Rattrap accesses Tankorr's memories in "Revelations Part II: Descent" and sees that they 'devolved' when exposed to the virus he says "So that's what happened to our Transmetal bodies". Blackarachnia also saw their Transmetal forms when she accessed the computer on the shuttle and didn't question why they looked so different.None of them seem to even acknowledge that they lost their Transmetal forms.
The writers are pretty specific about setting it up so the only thing they don't remember is the only thing we as the viewers haven't seen yet (being the trip home and crash on Cybertron). And then they're like "oh yeah, and they don't remember Rhinox and Silverbolt as well". Yet Blackarachnia instantly recognizes Waspinator when she finds out he's Thrust? No, amnesia isn't screwy like that.Amnesia's screwy like that. Blackarachnia doesn't remember Silverbolt either. It's questionable how much the Maximals remember about the Beast Wars 'throughout the series.'
That's kinda the whole point of the episode with Megatron needing Rattrap to protect him until then.I have seriously never even thought of this "planet shut down for half a day" thing before because it doesn't seem like it's a big point.
Also, I showed Beast Machines to my girlfriend, who has never seen Beast Wars (and possibly never will)
So in other words, she doesn't know Rattrap's background to know he's acting out of character since she's never seen Beast Wars. That invalidates that argument."You didn't think it would be 'out of character' for Rattrap to go to Megatron, the bad guy, for weapons?"
Cheetor seemed to be just as homesick for Cybertron.Also! Something very few people bring up. Rattrap was CONSTANTLY talking about how he couldn't wait to get back to Cybertron in BW. He might be the most homesick of all the Maximals in the show. (I actually typed Autobots at first. Wow.) Sure, he deals with it like everybody else, but he's ALWAYS talking about Cybertron, and how great it was, and how he can't wait to get back there and look at strippers. And then he gets there, and the whole place has been shut down and taken over by Megatron, and everyone he ever knew is probably dead. Oh, and now he has to deal with Primal being a mystic for some reason and he can't just transform with a voice command like he used to, and he's a paraplegic, and everyone is giving him shit for it. That'll break anybody. (Or should I take over Earth and kill everyone you've ever known, Sparky? Would that help you sympathize with him?)
Rattrap tries to blackmail Megatron into giving him weapons. Even when that fails to work, they negotiate a deal that benefits them both. Rattrap then threatens to use those weapons against Megatron until Megs points out Optimus wouldn't fire on a defenseless opponent (although I'd argue Beast Wars Rattrap would shoot him anyway). When his friends show up Rattrap tries to tell them they're ruining his plan. He didn't expect they'd actually show up and then he could have kept the weapons and returned to them with out anyone getting hurt, because despite everyone giving him shit for his shortcomings, he's trying to look out for them and make himself stronger to do so. Does any of this sound like someone who has actually had their will broken to you? This is Rattrap trying to make himself stronger albeit out of character, not giving into his problems.