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Inscriptions are a type of salvageable weapon upgrade. They were introduced with the release of the Nightfall campaign and replace some of the inherent weapon modifiers used in the Prophecies and Factions campaign, which are not salvageable. Inscriptions can only be salvaged from or added to items with an inherent "Inscription:" slot.



Items with inscriptions can be obtained as drops throughout the Nightfall campaign and the Eye of the North expansion. They are also available as rewards from the end chests of elite areas (The Fissure of Woe, The Underworld, The Deep, and Urgoz's Warren), the Hall of Heroes chest, and the Zaishen Chest.

Items with empty inscription slots can be crafted at certain weaponsmiths or traded for at certain collectors in Nightfall and Eye of the North. All items that can be obtained by trading in completed Bonus Mission Pack books have empty inscription slots.

Items in Prophecies, Factions, and all core areas (except for the chests noted above) use the original weapon modifier system, which can neither be salvaged nor be replaced by an inscription.

You can salvage an inscription from any item that has one. Inscriptions have an intrinsic value of 25 gold when sold to a merchant. An Identification Kit can be used to reveal the actual value of the inscription. The difference is often a little higher than the 4g cost of identifying the inscription.


To attach an inscription to a weapon double-click on the inscription (the mouse pointer appearance will change), then click on the item that you want to attach it to.

The target item must be of the designated type given in the description. The inscription slot can either be free (in which case the description reads: "Inscription: None") or in use by another inscription. In the latter case, the old inscription will be overwritten and lost. If you want to keep the old inscription, you may salvage it to free the slot at the risk of the target item being destroyed.

Inscription Types

Item type Color Icon
Weapon Green (Silver)
Martial weapon Blue (Platinum)
Spellcasting weapon Green (Copper)
Focus item or Shield Red (Bronze)
Focus item Yellow (Gold)
Equippable item Yellow (Gold)

List of Inscriptions

The following is a list of all available inscriptions, sorted by bonus effect:

Combat bonuses

Bonus Range Condition / Malus Inscription Name Item type:
Inscribable ...
Damage + ...% +10..20% while ... Health is below 50% "Vengeance is Mine"
hexed "Don't Fear the Reaper"
+10..15% in a Stance "Dance with Death"
enchanted "Guided by Fate"
Health is above 50% "Strength and Honor"
+14..15% attacking
(Armor -10)
"To the Pain!"
Malus: Energy -5 "Brawn Over Brains"
+10..15% vs. hexed foes "Too Much Information"
Energy + ... +5 (always) "I have the power!"
Martial weapons
+5...7 while ... Health is below 50% "Don't call it a comeback!"
hexed "I am Sorrow."
+4...5 enchanted "Have Faith"
Health is above 50% "Hale and Hearty"
+10..15 Malus: Energy Regeneration -1 "Seize the Day"
"Live for Today"
Focus Items
Armor + ... +5...10 while ... Health is below 50% "Down But Not Out"
hexed "Be Just and Fear Not"
+4...5 enchanted "Faith is My Shield"
Health is above 50% "Hail to the King"
attacking "Might makes Right"
casting "Knowing is Half the Battle."
+4...5 Malus: Energy -5 "Ignorance is Bliss"
Health -20 "Life is Pain"
elemental "Man for All Seasons"
physical "Survival of the Fittest"
+5...10 cold "Leaf on the Wind"
Focus Items
earth "Like a Rolling Stone"
blunt "Not the face!"
lightning "Riders On The Storm"
slashing "The Riddle of Steel"
fire "Sleep Now in the Fire"
piercing "Through Thick and Thin"
on you by ...
20% Condition: Disease "Cast Out the Unclean"
Bleeding "Fear Cuts Deeper"
Blind "I Can See Clearly Now"
Weakness "Only the Strong Survive"
Poison "Pure of Heart"
Dazed "Soundness of Mind"
Crippled "Swift as the Wind"
Deep Wound "Strength of Body"
physical damage ...
-1...2 while ... in a Stance "Run for your Life!"
enchanted "Sheltered by Faith"
-1...3 hexed "Nothing to Fear"
-5 Chance: 10...20% "Luck of the Draw"

Skill bonuses

Effect Chance: Inscription Name Item type:
Inscribable ...
Halves casting time of spells of item's attribute 10...20% "Aptitude not Attitude" Spellcasting weapons
Halves skill recharge of spells of item's attribute 10...20% "Forget Me Not" Focus Items
Halves skill recharge of all spells 5...10% "Serenity Now"
5...10% "Let the Memory Live Again" Martial weapons
Halves casting time of all spells "Don't Think Twice" Weapons
Item's attribute +1 while using skills 10%...20% "Master of My Domain" Focus Items or Shields

See also Weapon upgrades:

  • Adept Staff Head (HCT spells of item's attribute)
  • Swift Staff Head (HCT spells)
  • Wand Wrapping of Quickening (HSR spells)
  • Wand Wrapping of Memory (HSR spells of item's attribute)

Other bonuses

Bonus Inscription name Item type:
Inscribable ...
Highly salvageable "Measure for Measure" Equippable items
Improved sale value "Show me the money!"


  • Damage + ...% Inscriptions only affect the base damage of your weapon. Thus, consider using another inscription for low-damage weapons such as daggers.
  • Not all weapon modifiers are available as inscriptions.

Inscription trivia

Most, if not all, of the names of the inscriptions are suspected to be references to popular culture. However it is not known which reference is intended, and most of these inscriptions could be a reference to more than one definite source.

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

Survival of the Fittest
Promotion Extreme Measures Federation
Date Held in July
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Dark Horizon Survival of the Fittest Last Stand
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Survival of the Fittest is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by The Extreme Measures Federation. The first event on record (due to much of EMFs 1999-2001 history being missing) was in 2002. It is the annual July event, following EMF Dark Horizon. It is popular amongst EMF fans due to the fact it often contains a High Profile Elimination Style Match.




July 28th 2002

  • Mario defeated Crow
    • Mario pinned Crow with a rolling cradle.
  • Toby defeated Barker to retain the EMF Television Championship
    • Toby pinned Barker after a "Teen Spirit"
  • Matt Dragon and Primetime defeated Assassin and Core
    • Matt Dragon pinned Assassin after the Breath of Fire. This was after Core turned on his partner.
  • Def Metal defeated Raptor in an Iron Man Match
    • Def Metal won by 3 falls to 2, with the final fall being after a "Deep Rift" from the top rope.
  • Matt Dragon won an Extreme Battle Royal Match, last eliminated Jarred.
    • OTher competitors were Hobo, Dreg Head, Hogan, Mystikal, Hardcore Timmay, Breaker, Booker T, Homeboy, Jake Jakeyl, Stonecold, Kris Starr, RVD, Wasabi, Jade Knight, Chris Benoit, X-Cold-T, Kage, Michael Masterson, Core, AN ARKIE, Road Van Toad, Assassin, Crow, Dallas Darke, Impaler, Jarred, Junior, Blindside, Firestorm and Nemesis.


July 27th 2003

  • Sierra defeated Nikki and Angelina in a Triple Threat Match to earn a shot at the Womens Championship.
    • Sierra pinned Nikki with a hurricanaran pin off the top rope.
  • Raging Eagle defeated Hacksaw and Destroyahh in a Triple Threat Cage Match
    • Raging Eagle escaped the cage.
  • Enforcer defeated Kincaid
    • Enforcer pinned Kincaid after the "Final Enforcement".
  • The Rock won The Elimination Chamber Match against Raptor, Justin Franchize, Rob Steelheart and Punisher.
    • Rock pinned Punisher with a Leg Drop off the cage.
    • Steelheart got removeddue to injuries
    • Rock pinned Franchize after a chair shot.
    • Raptor lay down, allowing Rock the win.


July 25th 2004

  • Dark Match- Chyna defeated Rita Van Toad
    • Chyna got the pin with a backflip cradle.
  • Dark Match- Sabu defeated Brick Lesnar in a Barbed Wire Tack Pit Match.
    • Sabu won by throwing Lesnar into the pit full of tacks.
  • Prophecy defeated "Stonecold" Steve Austin
    • Prophecy scored the pin after Austin botched a Shooting Star Press.
  • Scott Hall defeated John Cena (Note, this is an alternative version of Cena to the one in later years)
    • Hall scored the pin after hitting the Outsiders Edge.
  • The Rock defeated EMF Extreme Champion TwilighT to win the EMF Extreme Championship.
    • The Rock pinned TwilighT after Punisher interfered and hit him with Capital Punishment.
    • This ended Twilight's 375 day title reign, at the time an EMF record for longest reigning champion in any division (later beaten by Jackie Gayda) and still the all time Extreme Title longest reign
  • Punisher defeated Jarred in a Hell in a Cell Match
    • Punisher pinned Jarred following a splash off a ladder.
  • Josh Hanley won The Elimination Chamber Match against Wes Ikeda, Kaedon, Kane, Badd Boy and Barbwire Chris to win the Vacant EMF World Championship.
    • Hanley pinned Kane following The Widow Maker.
    • Barbwire Chris pinned Badd Boy after a Brain Buster.
    • Wes pinned Kaedon with a Victory roll.
    • Barbwire Chris pinned Wes with a Jackknife pin.
    • Hanley pinned Chris after a Widow Maker.


July 31st 2005

  • Rylee defeated Joy Giovanni, Victoria and Chyna in a Fatal 4 Way Match.
    • Rylee pinned Chyna after a High Rise following failed interferences by Steven Richards (for Victoria) and Chris Masters (for Joy)
  • Dante De Luca defeated EMF TV Champion Punisher in a non-title match.
    • De Luca was placed on top of Punisher by Angelus after Angelus nailed Punisher with The Slain.
  • Womens Champion Miss Jackie wrestled Amy Jericho to a Double Count Out.
    • Amy trapped Jackie in the Walls of Jericho. Jackie got out of the ring but not the hold. Amy refused to release the hold and the match ended in a Double Count Out. This match is regarded as the best womens match in EMFs history.
  • John Cena and Dude Nick defeated Wes Ikeda and Scotty Kincaid, Angelus Archer and Scott Hall, Cloud and Tidus, Neddie and MDK and Dewey Pond and Shady Shane in a Tag Team Elimination Chamber Match for the vacant EMF Tag Team Championships.
    • Dewey Pond pinned Neddie Guerrero after a Dew Drop
    • John Cena pinned Shady Shane after an FU
    • Dude Nick pinned Cloud after a Dudemeister.
    • John Cena pinned Wes after an FU.
    • John Cena pinned Scott Hall after he was previously knocked out by a Coast to Clover Leaf from Wes and Kincaid.
    • This match was voted Match of the Year 2005.


July 30th 2006

  • Dark Match- Anei Kyoukan defeated KANE
  • Just... Rick defeated Devin Malis in a Scaffold Match
    • Malis was thrown from the scaffold by Lil' Exploder who interfered in the match.
  • CM Punk defeated Jimmy Vance and Alex Shelley in a Triple Threat Match
    • Punk pinned Vance after a Pepsi Plunge.
  • Ill Fated and Z-Dead (Komatoze) defeated Marc Mead and Erik Hasher (Satanic Union).
    • Z-Dead pinned Hasher when he reversed a roll up.
  • Tyson Tomko and Angelus Archer battled to a draw in an Elimination Fatal 4 Way Hell in a Cell match which became a Ladder Match when the match was down to 2. Other competitors were AJ Styles and Dude Nick.
    • Tomko pinned Nick after a Big Boot.
    • Angelus pinned Styles after Tomko powerbombed him through a table.
    • Both Tomko and Angelus pulled the title down at the same time.
    • As a result, Tomko kept the title.
  • EMF World Champion John Cena, Christian, Mr E, Josh Hanley and Trish Stratus (W/Natasha Cena) defeated Chris Jericho, Chris Masters, Extreme Champion Matt Dragon, Dewey Pond and Womens Champion Miss Jackie in a 5 on 5 Elimination Tag Team Match.
    • Mr E submitted to the Masterlock from Chris Masters.
    • Christian pinned Matt Dragon after an Unprettier
    • Dewey Pond pinned Josh Hanley after a top rope elbow drop.
    • Miss Jackie pinned Trish Stratus after an F-Off.
    • John Cena pinned Dewey Pond after an FU.
    • Christian pinned Miss Jackie after John Cena hit her with the FU.
    • Christian submitted to the Walls of Jericho from Chris Jericho
    • Chris Jericho was counted out after he left to save his wife.
    • John Cena pinned Chris Masters after an FU.
    • This was voted Match of the Year 2006.


July 29th 2007

  • X-Factor Dan Godwin defeated Devin Malis to earn a future TV Title Shot
    • Godwin pinned Malis after an eXecution.
  • TV Champion Dewey Pond drew with Troy Gafgen in a Triple Threat Match involving Rex for the EMF Television Championship
    • Pond and Troy both knocked eachother out, and both fell on Rex, scoring the pin. This gave us double champions until Troy defeated Pond on the following Shockwave.
  • Angelus Archer and Death wrestled to a draw in A Slaughter House Match.
    • Both men fell off the top rope, through a burning table, and neither answered the 10 count.
  • Torrie Wilson defeated Candice Michelle, Melina, Katrina Ikeda, Fyre, Rylee and Becky Bayless in a battle royal to earn a Womens Championship Shot.
    • Fyre eliminated Katrina with a drop kick over the top rope.
    • Melina eliminated herself when charging at Candice, who dodged.
    • Rylee eliminated herself when attempting to eliminate Becky Bayless, who dodged.
    • Torrie Wilson eliminated Fyre with a "clubbing blow".
    • Torrie Wilson and Becky Bayless eliminated Candice Michelle with a double clothesline when she was on the apron.
    • Torrie Wilson eliminated Becky Bayless with a Head-scissors.
  • "X-Factor" Dan Godwin defeated Rex, Troy Gafgen, CJ Lethal, Muhammad Hassan and Rad Hazard in a Hardcore Time Limit Title Match for the Vacant EMF Extreme Championship.
    • X-Factor scored the only fall of the match, pinning CJ Lethal after an eXecution.
  • John Cena (W/Natasha Cena) defeated World Champion MxMxPunk (W/Dustin Miller) for the EMF World Championship.
    • Cena pinned Punk following an FU.


July 27th 2008

  • Skull Daze defeats SammyExtreme
    • Daze pinned Sammy after a "We Sleep Forever"
  • Maria and Amy Jericho in a Womens Title Lingerie Pool Side Match declared No Contest
    • Referee declares a no contest after interfearence from Jackie Gayda
  • Tyson Tomko defeats Chad Vargas, Angelus Archer, Ricky Ramon, Dewey Pond and Troy Gafgen in a Hardcore Time Limit Title Match to retain the EMF Extreme Championship
    • Chad Vargas pinned Tyson Tomko after Tomko was put through a table
    • Tyson Tomko pinned Chad Vargas after the Big Boot to regain the title
  • The Gambler defeats Marquise
    • The Gambler pinned Marquise after the Royal Flush
  • Scott Tazte, Firestorm (The Organisation), Josh Hanley and Mickie James defeated Chris Masters, Dan Godwin, Kevin Bourne (Revolution) and Sierra Van Der Pohl
    • Chris Masters eliminated Josh Hanley via submission after the Masterlock
    • Firestorm eliminated Kevin Bourne via pinfall after the Fire-Starter
    • Mickie James eliminated Sierra via pinfall after the Mick Kick
    • Godwin eliminated Firestorm via pinfall after the eXecution
    • Tazte eliminated Godwin via pinfall after the Remedy
    • Masters eliminated Tazte via submission after the Masterlock
    • Mickie James eliminated Masters via pinfall after the Mick Kick
  • Troy Gafgen defeated Jarred Carthallion to win the EMF World Championship
    • Troy won by pinfall after Carnage put Jarred through a table


This event is scheduled to take place on 26th June 2009

  • No Card has been announced yet

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Warehouse sweet warehouse.

Sari is kidnapped and the evidence points to the Dinobots. So Prowl and Bulkhead head to a mysterious island to investigate—with a highly suspicious Captain Fanzone on their tail.

German title: "Saris Entführung" ("Sari's Abduction")



How much is that Sari in the window?
Concerned for Sari's safety as possessor of the Key and knowing they can't be around every minute to protect her, the Autobots decide to give her self-defense lessons. She doesn't do so well, but undaunted, she continues to practice alone in her room that night. She then goes to bed, but a shadow passing by her window makes her curious enough to get up again. She opens the window and is confronted by the Dinobot Swoop.
I will make you one of my children of the night.

Shortly afterward, her father stops by to deliver a bedtime snack and is shocked to find her missing.

He immediately contacts the police and the Autobots, and Optimus Prime orders everyone to roll out immediately. Come morning, the police search Sari's room and question Doctor Sumdac. Captain Fanzone coordinates operations from the lobby of Sumdac Tower, checking security video footage and struggling with the operation of his mobile phone. The Autobots arrive, and he asks if anything unusual happened yesterday. Bulkhead mentions her self-defense lessons, to which Fanzone raises some objection, noting that hanging around Autobots might just be, oh, dangerous for a little girl. Just then, Prime spots Swoop on the security footage replay. Ratchet doesn't think it's possible, but Prime notes they never did find out what happened to the escaped Dinobots. Behind him, Bulkhead and Prowl hold a quiet conversation about whether to tell Prime about their role in the Dinobots' escape, but decide to investigate the Dinobots' island themselves first. Fanzone notices them whispering, figures they must be discussing something relevant, and decides to follow this new lead on his own.

It's Kremzeek! He's in the phone!

That night, Prowl and Bulkhead take a cargo ship out to the Dinobots' island, with Fanzone pursuing them in a police department mini-sub. By daylight, the Autobots arrive on the island and start exploring, with Fanzone coming ashore shortly afterward. Suddenly, Prowl spots tracks, indicating someone besides the Dinobots is on the island. As they arrive at the edge of the central crater, Bulkhead expresses second thoughts about setting the Dinobots free. What if someone were to find them there? Prowl deactivates his holographic generator and notes that currently won't be an issue, as the Dinobots appear to be gone.

From within his new headquarters, Meltdown observes the two visitors and sends the Dinobots, who are waiting behind him, to deal with the pair.

Donkey Fanzone.

Back outside in the valley, an outraged Bulkhead growls that they should have melted down the Dinobots as Dr. Sumdac wanted, but Prowl insists the Dinobots are more than just machines, that they are truly alive and so had to be saved. Bulkhead counters by asking who's going to save Sari. The two then leave to explore the island further, with Fanzone pursuing close behind—well, as close behind as possible after dealing with various mishaps.

In Meltdown's control room, Colossus Rhodes offers to pound the Autobots to scrap, but Meltdown stays him. Sari figures they're both as good as arrested and taunts them until Rhodes bulks up and scares her into silence.

This is why I like the nature.

Outside, Bulkhead and Prowl discover Captain Fanzone sinking in quicksand and haul him out. Prowl asks why he's following them, but Fanzone counters by asking what they're doing on an abandoned island research facility in the middle of Lake Erie, and they fall silent.

Still watching the proceedings, Meltdown decides it's time to greet his guests personally and leaves Rhodes to guard Sari. Rhodes taunts Sari for a change, but Sari just asks to go to the toilet.

On the surface, Fanzone continues to question Bulkhead about the situation, wondering if there's something he's not being told. Bulkhead abruptly points out the Dinobots behind Fanzone as the possible missing piece of info. Prowl offers to deal with the Dinobots, as they trust him, but Grimlock orders the Dinobots to attack. Prowl is confused, but Bulkhead figures it's pretty straightforward: The Dinobots kidnapped Sari and now want to destroy them. He also lets slip that he and Prowl helped the Dinobots escape. During the skirmish, Prowl notes acid burns on Swoop's leg plating and deduces that someone with the ability to burn the Dinobots is forcing them to act this way. The Autobots and Fanzone manage to make a run for it, only to find themselves in a dead-end canyon. When Meltdown confronts them, Prowl finally puts it all together, realizing that the villain is behind the Dinobots capturing Sari and attacking them. Meltdown gleefully monologues about finding an island with its own security system just when he needed a place for private experiments, and how Sari will now be his latest subject. An enraged Bulkhead charges, but Meltdown's acid blasts a painful hole in the Autobot's chest. Prowl and Fanzone run to help him, but Meltdown touches a remote-control button and sends the pair plummeting through a trap door down into a steel-lined holding pen.

This is why I hate Pretenders!

When they regain conciousness, Meltdown arrives and explains his plans: after last encounter with the Autobots, Meltdown has been toying with the idea of a human capable of Transformation. However, Meltdown's experiments (one of whom was his lawyer) were locked in their "alternate forms". He notes that the failures were a result of using adult test subjects, whereas a still-growing human should prove much more promising. And what better choice than the daughter of his arch-rival, Isaac Sumdac? He then leaves to administer his formula to Sari while his two mutants take care of Prowl and Fanzone.

Elsewhere in the base, Sari tricks Cyrus Rhodes into checking out the rest room toilet, then uses the Key to flood water on him, shorting out the electrode/pistons that let him bulk up. When he turns to attack her, she trips him, then locks him in the bathroom and takes off. Somehow, she finds the controls to turn off the laser barrier keeping Prowl and Fanzone trapped in the holding pit. Freed just in time, they take off and quickly locate Sari. Informed of Bulkhead's predicament, she guides them out the way she was brought in. As they start down the hall, Fanzone spots a rack of spare protective suits for Meltdown and grabs one.

"Your death will be swift."

Prowl gets the two humans past a closing steel door and outside, where Sari quickly uses the Key to heal Bulkhead. Before they can celebrate, Meltdown shows up with the Dinobots. Sari launches into a flying kick which totally misses Meltdown, but serves as the distraction needed for Prowl to score a hit. Before a stunned Meltdown can recover, Fanzone tackles him and wraps him up in a spare protective suit he grabbed. Meltdown orders the Dinobots to attack, but Prowl points out that Meltdown has no power over them any more. In preparation for revenge, the Dinobots transform into robot mode, surprising the others. Prowl offers the panicking Meltdown a choice: going to prison or being left to the Dinobots' (lack of) mercies. Just then, Colossus Rhodes (whose electronics apparently dried out) and the two mutants burst out of the entrance into the underground facility, only to draw the Dinobots' attention to themselves. The mighty mechanical trio ignite their weapons and quickly trounce the three mutants.

That evening, Fanzone and the Autobots take Sari and the captive Meltdown and Rhodes back to Detroit. Fanzone calls Dr. Sumdac to give him the good news, and Bulkhead and Prowl wonder if they should admit about the Dinobots to Prime. Fanzone assures Prowl that as long as the Dinobots stay on the island and out of Detroit, he doesn't have a problem with them. Prowl thanks him for all his help, and the two acknowledge they make a decent team, despite their different physical compositions. Watching Sari try out another kick on Bulkhead, Fanzone expresses continuing doubts about teaching ninja moves to eight-year-olds. Prowl agrees, noting Sari can apparently take care of herself in her own unique fashion.


Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Humans Others

Fusion creature


"This is why I hate machines!"
"No need to be such a technophobe, Captain."
"A technophobe is someone who fears technology. Does this look like FEAR TO YOU?!" (Smashes cell phone)
"Um... my mistake."

Captain Fanzone straightens out Prowl's perceptions of him.

Bulkhead: Hanging out. Teaching her ninja nerve blows. Watching cartoons.
Fanzone: Hold up? What was that again?
Bulkhead: Watching cartoons.
Fanzone: No before that.
Bulkhead: Ninja nerve blows.
Fanzone: You're teaching an eight-year-old to do nerve blows?
Ratchet: You want her to pick it up in the street?
Prowl: This is part of every protoform's elemental programming.
Fanzone: Say what?
Bulkhead: Yeah, it's not like we're having her fight Decepticons.
Prowl: Yet.

—Fanzone and the Autobots debate the finer points of child education.

"Wait a minute—roll that back."
"Sure thing, dollface."

—The Reception Bot gets sassy with Optimus.

"That sounded like Captain Fanzone."
"Y-Yeah, hey, I—I do a really good impression of myself screaming for help!"

—Even in mortal danger, Captain Fanzone zings Prowl.

"Who better than the daughter of my arch-rival, the bane of my existence, the simpering fool who is unworthy to lick the mud off the heels of my platform shoes—booga-looga-looga-looz—Professor Isaac Sumdac? Poetic, no?"

Meltdown gets down with his bad self while monologuing. It appears that the suit is more than just for show.

"Dibs on Lefty—I hate lawyers."

Captain Fanzone actually hates something besides machines.

"Meltdown not hurt Dinobots... Dinobots hurt Meltdown."

Grimlock. Run far, run fast, Melty.

Fanzone: What the...?!
Sari: Whoa...!
Bulkhead: Uh... they couldn't do that before. Right?
Meltdown: No, no no stop! Keep them away from me!
Prowl: Your choice, Meltdown. Prison? Or do we leave you to your pets?
[Dinobots move toward Meltdown]
Meltdown: Get away. Get away! Get away! Away!

—Meltdown panics as the Dinobots reveal that they are more than meets the eye.


Animation errors

  • Fanzone presses buttons on a rotary-dial cell phone. Of course, he also manages to get touch-tone sounds from them, so perhaps the rotary dial is just simulated. Y'know, to make him feel more familiar with the device.

Continuity errors

  • When Sari is kidnapped by Swoop, she's just wearing socks on her feet (having crawled out of bed). When she's imprisoned in Meltdown's lair, she has her boots on again.
  • The passage of time between Sari's kidnapping and the arrival on the island is wonky. Isaac appears to arrive at Sari's room with a snack mere minutes after she's gone to bed not too late in the evening, but the police and Autobots show up once the sun has risen. The "search party" heads for the Dinobots' island that night... and arrive in the daylight. Did nearly forty-eight hours really pass all this time, and Meltdown did nothing?
  • Why does Meltdown bother to send the Dinobots, then go to handle his guests himself several minutes later? Sure, it works out, but was it planned that way?

Transformers references

They've got the power to surprise.
  • The notion of creating non-mechanical or organic Transformers is not new in Transformers lore.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • This is the first episode in which Snarl and Swoop transform. They still haven't spoken, however.
  • This is also the first episode in which Fanzone refers to any of the Autobots by name, suggesting he's getting used to them being more than machines.
  • Bumblebee appears in this episode, but doesn't speak. It's strange considering his personality, not to mention that he has the closest relationships to Sari out of all the Autobots.
  • Captain Fanzone's phone seems remarkably outdated compared to the mobile phone his subordinate is shown using; it's the size of a brick, has a permanently extended antenna and amazingly features a rotary dial (or at least a simulated one; he still punches touch tones on it) to ring in the numbers... and even then Fanzone can't figure out how to use it. The man was clearly born a century after his time and presumably would be more comfortable around gramophones and steam locomotives.
  • Fanzone's dialog suggests that a volcanic island in the middle of Lake Erie is not as preposterous as it might seem, as the island was formerly a research facility of some shape or form.
  • Bulkhead seems to be more than a match for all three Dinobots here, yet they make incredibly short work of the mutants and Colossus Rhodes. (Colossus had previously proven to be a decent enough challenge for Bulkhead, Prime, Prowl and Ratchet.) Maybe their sparks just weren't in it? Or they were holding back? Or that could be attributed to Bulkhead being really pissed at them during the fight, which made him a much more ferocious warrior than the Dinobots were expecting.
  • A lawyer turned into a blood-sucking monster... surely there's no deeper message here.
  • Do we really want to know what that key slot was doing on the controls for a toilet?
  • The two mutants are conspicuously absent in the final scene (Fanzone notes "got 'em both," indicating only two prisoners). As they appear in later episodes, they were obviously not destroyed, but this implies they were left imprisoned on the island, subject to the Dinobots' whims. If so, this seems harsh, given the two were (presumably) innocent victims of Meltdown's experiments. If they're somehow being held on ship, not mentioning or showing them seems to be quite an oversight.
  • Although most human villains in the series to date have been shown in a comedic light, Meltdown seems the odd man out with some rather disturbing, more adult-oriented themes. He attempts murder (of rival Isaac Sumdac); he experiments to create mutants, which constitutes crimes against Humanity; he tortures the Dinobots into submission by burning them with his acidic touch; and he kidnaps a prepubescent girl for purposes of experimentation... but damn can he dance.
  • Speaking of adult themes, when the police learn that Sari is missing, they question the father and send divers into the river. HARSH.
  • It's rather unsettling how nobody, particularly Captain Fanzone, seemed to know that Meltdown wasn't in jail any more. Either Fanzone's inability to work with technology kept him from hearing, or information flow among the Detroit Police Department is really poor, even when a dangerous supervillain has broken out of jail. And on that note, it seems that, just like in comic books, prisons here aren't suited to hold superpowered criminals.
  • The episode ends before Bulkhead, Prowl, and Fanzone return Sari to her father, and before the Autobots report back in to Prime. What they tell Prime (about where they found Sari) is extremely unclear, as discussed further under "Megatron Rising - Part I".
  • Prowl can kick with his knees while the wheels are turning and can ride on walls. This is awesomeness!
  • Apparently, there's nothing wrong with cutting a cargo ship free of its moorings and sailing it out into the middle of Lake Erie without permission. (Prowl and Bulkhead must have convinced either the ship's captain or its computerized pilot system to make an unscheduled trip.)
  • Why does Prowl think that Sari can defend herself against the Decepticons by kicking them?

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