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Crossover Chaos: Transformers and GI Joe and…

Let’s start simple. I’ll get to how the various shared universes are connected to each other a little later, after establishing a few of them.

In the third season of the original Transformers, Marissa Faireborn is the daughter of Flint and Lady Jaye from GI Joe, and in one episode, Cobra Commander himself appears.

But additionally, the character Hector Ramirez appeared in Transformers, GI Joe, Jem, and Inhumanoids.

Additionally, in C.O.P.S. (not to be confused with COPS), Checkpoint is the son of Beach Head from GI Joe.

And in the Japanese Transformers series Headmasters (a split timeline from the US cartoon), the Transformers met the Battle Beasts (or Beastformers as they’re called in Japan).

Obviously, this universe also includes all the other G1 Transformers cartoons, Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and GI Joe Extreme.

Top 25 Impractical Robot Transformations: 20-16

A lot of transforming robots turn into things that are impractical and/or just weird.

Part 1 is here.

# 20 – Dairugger XV or Vehicle Voltron

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Most combining robots are made out of either three or five components, though two, four, and six are not unheard of. But more than six is pretty rare. Dairugger XV, better known to English speakers as the second Voltron, is made out of a whopping 15 vehicles, which seems a little excessive. 15 pilots and their vehicles have to be in one place to form the super robot? You’d think they might have a lot more trouble getting together than smaller teams. Though technically I guess they’d still have a complete robot without that plane on the chest.

Did I say 15 vehicles? Actually only about half of them really look like vehicles; the rest are things like “fist on wheels” or “box on treads”.

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