In a subreddit dedicated to everything related to “Transformer”, u/CaptainMole1 posted a gif from the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie, along with a caption that read: “Still [traumatized] All these years later.” The gif is short, but for those who’ve seen the old movie, it depicts a moment from the play that’s incredibly hard to forget: in the first act, a space shuttle piloted by a handful of Autobots is sent from one of Cybertron’s two moons to get supplies from Autobot City, a robot haven. on the ground. The spaceship is intercepted by the Decepticons, who have taken over all of Cybertron. Among the invading forces are Starscream and Megatron, the latter of which transforms into a deadly gun that the former uses to kill robots.
The invasion is fatal to all of the Autobots on board, including Ironhide, Ratchet, and Brown, but no one gets worse than Prowl, who, as onlookers, watches himself melt from the inside after a single shot from Megatron’s gun hits him in the chest. The moment unfolds with terrifying slowness and is focused in such a way that Prowl’s agonizing, dissolving expression is inevitable. That shot, Prowl’s death, is still as horrific as it was in the 1980s. But how Botanist I remind you that this was a film for children. The 1980s were a terrible time.
While this is arguably the darkest death in Transformers: The Movie, it’s definitely not the only one. As mentioned earlier, several Autobots died alongside Prowl on this ship, and once again, don’t forget that Optimus Prime, a big man himself, bites the bullet too… what, like TSB RF It was noted that it was the last straw for a whole generation.