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Encyclopedia > Code of Hero
“Code of Hero”
Beast Wars episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 9
Written by
Original airdate March 9, 1998
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Code of Hero was the 35th episode of Beast Wars, which aired on March 9, 1998. It was written by Ian Wier and directed by Bob Forward. It is now officially credited as the best Beast Wars episode and some fans consider it the best episode of any Transformers series.[citation needed] While it was the only episode directed by Bob Forward and the first to feature anthropoid humans, it is most famous for depicting the death of the Maximal warrior, Dinobot. March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Bad Spark is a second season episode of the TV series Beast Wars. ... This is a list of episodes from the animated television series Beast Wars: Transformers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert Lull Forward commonly known as Robert L. Forward (August 15, 1932 - September 21, 2002) was a United States physicist and science fiction writer. ... This is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various comic and television series and specials that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ... In mathematics, especially in order theory, a maximal element of a subset S of some partially ordered set is an element of S that is not smaller than any other element in S. The term minimal element is defined dually. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the Beast Wars (Transformers) universe. ...

Contents

Prior knowledge

It is important to know that Dinobot defected to the Predacons and surrendered the Golden Disk to Megatron which held a record of the future that was to take place four million years later. Having shamefully rejoined the Maximals, Dinobot was shunned by his former friends, particularly Rattrap and blamed himself for giving up the invaluable resource. This article is about the use of the Predacons as the evil faction of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ...


Another important previous event was the emission of a transwarp wavefront through transwarp space. The surge, if detected by Cybertron would alert other Maximals of the position of Optimus Primal's crew, allowing them safe transport home, while guaranteeing that Megatron and the other Predacons would be captured. Officially, the 1990s Transformers series, Beast Wars and Beast Machines take place in neither the cartoon or comic universe, but in a different, third universe which combines aspects of both. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ...


Plot

Code of Hero begins with a raven land on a tree and a large snake preying on the very first humans.


The scene then moves to the Maximal base, where Dinobot is considering suicide in Hara Kiri fashion. He looks at the sun, realizes that the Golden Disk must still be reclaimed and throws his sword to the ground in disgust. Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Seppuku with ritual attire and second Seppuku (wiktionary:切腹, せっぷく, from the kanji cut and stomach) is a Japanese word that means ritual suicide by disembowelment. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ...


The Maximals then learn of the transwarp wavefront and its acceleration into the future. Rhinox calculates that Cybertron will precisely detect their presence. Megatron also comes to this conclusion and after threatening to torture Rampage should he not comply, takes him and the Golden Disk to a mountain to witness the ability to change the future. Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Officially, the 1990s Transformers series, Beast Wars and Beast Machines take place in neither the cartoon or comic universe, but in a different, third universe which combines aspects of both. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Rampage is the name of two different fictional characters in the Transformers universes // Rampage was a member of the Predacons, the other members being Razorclaw, Divebomb, Headstrong, and Tantrum. ...

Dinobot makes his fateful decision

After arguing with Rattrap, Dinobot sets out to atone for his deeds and find Megatron. He eventually reaches him by forcing Tarantulas at gunpoint to drive him to the mountain. There, he watches in horror as Megatron destroys a mountain visible in a recording on the Golden Disk, only to see the projected image change as well. Dinobot quickly tells the Maximals that the very timeline of the universe is subject to immediate change. To make the problem even worse, the Golden Disk reveals that the valley from which humans originally evolved is directly below Megatron. Dinobot from the Beast Wars TV series File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dinobot from the Beast Wars TV series File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Tarantulas (pronounced TER-ANT-CHEW-LUSS in the series) is a Predacon in the Beast Wars series. ... This article is about evolution in biology. ...


Thinking that wiping out the human race would result in a favourable future (as it was the humans' alliance with the Autobots that helped them win the Great War), Megatron rallies all the other Predacons, Quickstrike, Waspinator, Blackarachnia and Inferno, to destroy the valley. At this point, Dinobot makes his final, most important decision to not wait for reinforcements and to stop this threat at any cost. This article is about the use of the Predacons as the evil faction of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ... Quickstrike is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blackarachnia (Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers: Universe. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Dinobot leaps into the fray, taking out the Predacons one by one, but steadily taking more and more damage with each fight. Despite urgent warnings from his internal systems, he battles on, overriding the automatic stasis lock that would normally protect his spark. A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ...

Dinobot's funeral and cremation.

Dinobot finally confronts Megatron, who has taken a few of the early humanoids hostage. Dinobot, without any weapons, grabs a large branch and uses it to attack Megatron, but is rebuffed. Improvising, he affixes a sharp stone into the branch, turning it into a makeshift hammer, the added strength of which gives him the power to stun Megatron, causing him to drop the Golden Disk. With the last of his power, Dinobot uses his eye lasers to shatter the Disk, just as the rest of the Maximals arrive to drive off Megatron and put out the flames in the valley. His mistakes finally corrected, Dinobot dies, surrounded by his friends. The Maximals cremate his body with full honors the next morning, with Optimus Primal, Cheetor, and Silverbolt performing a fly-over in a variation of the Missing man formation. It should also be noted that Dinobot was allowed entrance into the Matrix, despite his Predacon origins. Image File history File links Codeofhero. ... Image File history File links Codeofhero. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... The missing man formation flying over the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii For the Vince Welnick group, see Missing Man Formation (band). ...


In the end, the early humans find Dinobot's hammer, discovering its utility at breaking hard-shelled foods, as well as a weapon against predators (such as the snake that preyed upon them earlier). This holds Dinobot responsible for the use of tools by pre-humans.


A star gleams just as the episode ends, which symbolizes Dinobot's ascension to the Matrix as one of Cybertron's greatest Transformers.


Memorable Quotes

"A deed once done cannot be undone, but perhaps it may yet be mitigated!" - Dinobot, setting out to reclaim the Golden Disk


"The question that once haunted my being has been answered: the future is not fixed; my choices are my own. And yet, how ironic, for I now find I have no choice at all. I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined!" - Dinobot, making his fateful decision


"One, lowly turncoat, battling on against impossible odds... I'm almost touched! Fortunately, such moments pass quickly." - Megatron, on witnessing Dinobot defeat Inferno, Blackarachnia, Waspinator, and Rampage


"So, what's a warrior without weapons, eh?" "A warrior still!" -Quickstrike and Dinobot before Dinobot defeats Quickstrike


"What can you possibly do?" "Improvise!" -Dinobot's answer to Megatron before attacking Megatron with his improvised hammer, and destroying the Golden Disk


"So close - I was soooo close!!!" - Megatron, upon being forced to retreat by the Maximals


"Well fought my friend, you saved the valley, you saved the lives of those who live here and of those who have still to come" "Then there is nothing to regret." - Dinobot's response to Optimus Primal commending Dinobot for his actions.


"Tell my tale to those who ask - tell it truly, the ill deeds, along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest is silence." -Dinobot, last words


"He lived a warrior and died a hero. Let his spark join the matrix, the greatest of Cybertron." - Optimus Primal commending dinobot for his bravery and honour.


Reaction

Some fans say that they cried when they first saw the episode, others admit that they still cry every time they watch it. In 2003, Rhino Entertainment released the first season of Beast Wars on DVD. The interview with Larry DiTillio reveals that Code of Hero was his all-time favourite. The second season DVD, released in 2004 describes Code of Hero as "the powerful series centerpiece" on the package. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... Lawrence G. Larry DiTillio is an American film and TV series writer. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Code of Hero was one of the few episodes included in Hasbro's 10th anniversary line of Beast Wars figures, as a stand alone DVD packaged with Dinobot. It may have angered many fans that such a popular character was killed off, but they loved the episode for showing Dinobot's valiant deeds. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ...


Trivia

  • Code of Hero has inspired more Beast Wars videos on YouTube than any other specific Beast Wars episode.
  • The line "Tell my tale... tell it truly, the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly," is a paraphrase of the introduction to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions.
  • "A deed once done, cannot be undone", spoken by Dinobot in Code of Hero, is a vague reference to Shakespeare's play, Macbeth.
  • Dinobot's last words are also Hamlet's last words, "The rest is silence."
  • He had referenced Hamlet previously in Coming of the Fuzors and Victory.
  • Code of Hero introduces new music into the Beast Wars score.
  • Quickstrike's eyes bulge considerably for a split second, when he is being hit over the head by Dinobot.
  • Code of Hero features Rhinox's beast mode for the last time in the series.
  • Code of Hero was omitted from some networks, despite its huge importance, for showing too much violence at the end.
  • Scripts of the episode are publically available.
  • An animation error (or Easter Egg) during Dinobot's funeral depicts Rattrap in his season 1 pre-transmetal form.
  • Strangely, the fact that Megatron and Rampage destroy a considerably-sized chunk of mountain seems to be overlooked in future episodes, despite the Maximal's goal to prevent the Predacons from changing history. Presumably, the recorded image Megatron had of the mountain would have to have been taken no earlier than sometime in the 20th century. One could consider such a drastic alteration to have had some impact on the timeline.
  • Reference is made to the short story A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury, for when Megatron initially lands in the valley with the proto-humans, he crushes a butterfly underfoot.
  • Megatron thought by destroying the humans, the Autobots won't have any help but missed out an important detail. If humans never existed, then they wouldn't have built their 20th century vehicles, meaning Teletraan I, the Ark's computer, would never have scanned the vehicles to repair the Autobots and Decepticons.
  • A reference to the Missing Man Formation is shown three times during this episode. The first is the three ravens flying outside of Dinobot's window, the second is during the scene when the Predacons are destroying the valley, three early humans are running in the formation, and the third is at the end with Primal, Cheetor, and Silverbolt flying over at the funeral.

YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath by Théodore Chassériau. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Coming of the Fuzors is the two-part season 2 episode of the Beast Wars series, which first aired on November 9, 1999. ... The first easter egg. ... A Sound of Thunder is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury, first published in Colliers magazine in 1952. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ... Teletran I Teletran I is the name of the Autobots computer on board the Ark in the series Transformers Generation One. ... The missing man formation flying over the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii For the Vince Welnick group, see Missing Man Formation (band). ...

External links

  • [1] - Code of Hero at BWTF
  • [2] - Code of Hero at BWINT
Preceded by
"Bad Spark"
Beast Wars episodes Followed by
"Transmutate"

 
 

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