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:''The mayor of Detroit is a [[human]] in the [[Transformers Animated]] [[continuity family]].''
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:''Mayor Edsel is a [[human]] in the [[Transformers Animated]] [[continuity family]].''
   
[[Image:Animatedmayorandaide.jpg|right|thumb|200px|He's definitely got the bowtie-and-sash vote.]]
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[[Image:Animatedmayorandaide.jpg|thumb|right|200px|"..."]]
He's the '''mayor!''' Of [[Detroit]]! He has an aide.
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[[Detroit]]'s '''Mayor Edsel''' is a man of few words... a man of ''no'' words, some might say. He can communicate more with a raised eyebrow or a scowl than most people can with a whole speech. Sometimes he's so succinct that his [[Mayor Edsel's aide|aide]] must elaborate to get the message across to others... though she's not the most outspoken person either.
   
When one considers that his city gets destroyed every week, yet gets rebuilt in time to be destroyed again, he must be an incredible politician. Or he hates his life.
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When one considers that his city gets destroyed every week, yet gets rebuilt in time to be destroyed again, he must be a very good politician. When one considers that he is maintained in public office despite his apparent total disinterest in speaking at all, he must be an ''incredible'' politician. Or he's got dirt on every other candidate.
   
 
==Fiction==
 
==Fiction==
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===''Animated'' cartoon===
Surprisingly, the Mayor was not the one to publicly welcome the Autobots to Earth on behalf of all humanity. That honor went to [[Isaac Sumdac]], for reasons untold and mysterious.
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Surprisingly, Mayor Edsel was not the one to welcome the Autobots publicly to Earth on behalf of all Humanity. That honor went to [[Isaac Sumdac]], for reasons untold and mysterious.
   
The Mayor was shortly thereafter present at the dedication of Detroit's new '' '''F'''ully '''A'''utomated '''R'''apid '''T'''ransit '''S'''ystem'' (spell out the acronym to get an insight into Isaac's twisted mind) outside Michigan Central Station. Strangely again, the Mayor did not speak, and seemed to be there solely for purposes of decoration. He was shortly thereafter kidnapped by Starscream and then rescued by the Autobots, during which he did not utter a single line of dialog. Either this guy is really stoic or there's something weird going on. {{storylink|Transform And Roll Out!}}
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The Mayor was shortly thereafter present at the dedication of Detroit's new [[Fully Automated Rapid Transit System|'''F'''ully '''A'''utomated '''R'''apid '''T'''ransit '''S'''ystem]] outside [[Michigan Central Station]]. He was shortly thereafter kidnapped by Starscream and then rescued by the Autobots, during which time he maintained his usual stoic silence. {{storylink|Transform and Roll Out!}}
   
The Mayor, now in the company of his young lady-friend...er...his Aide, then showed up again at a press conference held by [[Sentinel Prime (Animated)|Sentinel Prime]] and [[Optimus Prime (Animated)|Optimus Prime]]. When they realized that Sentinel Prime was a jerk and was only there to condescend to them, she apologized for wasting his time. Once again speaking did not seem to be part of the agenda, but the opportunity was taken to pose for photographs. {{storylink|Return of the Headmaster}}
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Edsel, now in the company of his young lady-friend—er... his aide—then showed up again at a press conference held by [[Sentinel Prime (Animated)|Sentinel Prime]] and [[Optimus Prime (Animated)|Optimus Prime]]. When they realized that Sentinel Prime was a jerk and was only there to condescend to them, she apologized for wasting his time. The grand gesture of shaking hands and posing for photographs was more eloquent than any words could have been... yeah, that's it. {{storylink|The Return of the Headmaster}}
   
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Because of a contract dispute with [[Sumdac Systems]]' new CEO [[Porter C. Powell]], trash disposal in Detroit was halted for a prolonged period of time, leading to public anger at the Mayor. He consented to viewing a demonstration of Powell's new garbage-destroying [[automaton|microbots]], and seemed to express a willingness to renewing the Sumdac sanitation contract. But when the aggressive, all-consuming nature of the microbots became clear, Mayor Edsel's mood soured, making a negotiated compromise less likely. Only when [[Ratchet (Animated)|Ratchet]] threatened to throw both Edsel and Powell into the river did the two forge a new deal—sealed, of course, with a silent handshake. {{storylink|Garbage In, Garbage Out}}
   
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He is on a speech stand which means he was giving a speech to the citizens who came. However, the audience doesn't hear what he says.{{storylink|Human Error, Part I}}
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==Notes==
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* Since [[Hasbro]] set this series in Detroit as a tribute to its past history in the automotive industry, it may be significant that the Mayor shares his [[wikipedia:Edsel|name]] with one of its most notorious failures.
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* No word on whether he's related to movie star [[Harold Edsel]].
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* The Mayor has yet to have ''any'' lines in the series, since his aide always speaks up for him.
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*Some fans argue that his facial features somewhat resemble those of [[Wikipedia:Al Sharpton|Reverand Al Sharpton]].
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Latest revision as of 19:08, February 24, 2020

Mayor Edsel is a human in the Transformers Animated continuity family.
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Detroit's Mayor Edsel is a man of few words... a man of no words, some might say. He can communicate more with a raised eyebrow or a scowl than most people can with a whole speech. Sometimes he's so succinct that his aide must elaborate to get the message across to others... though she's not the most outspoken person either.

When one considers that his city gets destroyed every week, yet gets rebuilt in time to be destroyed again, he must be a very good politician. When one considers that he is maintained in public office despite his apparent total disinterest in speaking at all, he must be an incredible politician. Or he's got dirt on every other candidate.

FictionEdit

Animated cartoonEdit

Surprisingly, Mayor Edsel was not the one to welcome the Autobots publicly to Earth on behalf of all Humanity. That honor went to Isaac Sumdac, for reasons untold and mysterious.

The Mayor was shortly thereafter present at the dedication of Detroit's new Fully Automated Rapid Transit System outside Michigan Central Station. He was shortly thereafter kidnapped by Starscream and then rescued by the Autobots, during which time he maintained his usual stoic silence. Transform and Roll Out!

Edsel, now in the company of his young lady-friend—er... his aide—then showed up again at a press conference held by Sentinel Prime and Optimus Prime. When they realized that Sentinel Prime was a jerk and was only there to condescend to them, she apologized for wasting his time. The grand gesture of shaking hands and posing for photographs was more eloquent than any words could have been... yeah, that's it. The Return of the Headmaster

Because of a contract dispute with Sumdac Systems' new CEO Porter C. Powell, trash disposal in Detroit was halted for a prolonged period of time, leading to public anger at the Mayor. He consented to viewing a demonstration of Powell's new garbage-destroying microbots, and seemed to express a willingness to renewing the Sumdac sanitation contract. But when the aggressive, all-consuming nature of the microbots became clear, Mayor Edsel's mood soured, making a negotiated compromise less likely. Only when Ratchet threatened to throw both Edsel and Powell into the river did the two forge a new deal—sealed, of course, with a silent handshake. Garbage In, Garbage Out

He is on a speech stand which means he was giving a speech to the citizens who came. However, the audience doesn't hear what he says. Human Error, Part I

NotesEdit

  • Since Hasbro set this series in Detroit as a tribute to its past history in the automotive industry, it may be significant that the Mayor shares his name with one of its most notorious failures.
  • No word on whether he's related to movie star Harold Edsel.
  • The Mayor has yet to have any lines in the series, since his aide always speaks up for him.
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