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Confusion of the matter aside, the vast preponderance of subsequent sources simply agree with the visuals of the recreation scene as depicted in the movie, showing Cyclonus to be created from Bombshell, meaning that the one-ship armada -- if it exists at all -- was made from Skywarp. For a painfully long discussion of Cyclonus' identity, see "[[Cyclonus (G1)#Who_is_Cyclonus?]]".
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~sstoneb/tf/tidbits/tftm_script.txt Original script for ''The Transformers: The Movie'']
 
* [http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~sstoneb/tf/tidbits/tftm_script.txt Original script for ''The Transformers: The Movie'']

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This article is about the nameless Transformer in TF:TM. For the franchise Armada, see Armada.

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Who cares if the President doesn't exist? He's a great American!

Cyclonus's armada refers to the one (or more) seemingly identical robots created by Unicron at the same time as Cyclonus in The Transformers: The Movie.

The armada is, in general, a monumental headache for a number of reasons. The basic idea was for Cyclonus to have an group of followers identical to him in design, as a natural counterpart to Scourge's Sweeps. This is evidenced by the description for them given in the movie's script:


CYCLONUS is CREATED and then his "armada" of similar, but smaller and similarly colored and clad creatures are formed.


However, while the original comic book adaptation of the movie followed through with this intention (in terms of art, if not dialogue), the actual movie itself did anything but. Only one armada robot is shown to be created onscreen, and promptly vanishes from the film mere seconds later, while the number of Sweeps seems to increase from the mere two who are shown being created to... well, as many as they need.

Consequently, opinions differ on the armada's actual "existence", with some arguing that since Cyclonus's personal army was dropped in production and removed from the film immediately after being introduced, its inclusion is little more than an error, and should be ignored.


Later appearances

Five Faces of Darkness

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Five Cyclonuseses in Five Faces of Darkness part 5. Appropriate.

At least four jets of Cyclonus' design take part in the final assault on Cybertron in "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5", appearing in a single shot on two occasions. It is a rare thing, however, to find this scene taken seriously, given just how rife with errors the whole mini-series is, although you might have room to argue that if Bombshell were the armada (see below for that mess), then he might still be able to clone himself to produce more armada robots.

Transformers: The Animated Movie

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For a guy who died so quickly, he sure created a lot of problems.

IDW's 2006 Transformers: The Animated Movie comic, a faithful retelling of the 1986 movie, inserts its own "explanation" for what happened to the armada, showing a jet identical to Cyclonus being destroyed by a blast of fire-breath from Grimlock's fire-breath. Although Grimlock did indeed use his fire-breath in this manner in the movie itself, his target was unambiguously Cyclonus himself with Galvatron inside. While Cyclonus survived that encounter with little damage, his lookalike in the comic goes kersplodey with equal unambiguity.


Who is the armada?

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Oy.

The armada's identity prior to re-creation somewhat fraught, tied up as it is with the question of who Cyclonus is. In the finished film, Bombshell is shown being transformed into (presumably) Cyclonus by Unicron, while Skywarp becomes the solitary armada robot.

Armadadecepticon

Sticker from the 2007 'Masterpiece' Skywarp

Confusion of the matter aside, the vast preponderance of subsequent sources simply agree with the visuals of the recreation scene as depicted in the movie, showing Cyclonus to be created from Bombshell, meaning that the one-ship armada—if it exists at all—was made from Skywarp.

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