Survival Instincts is the twenty-second episode of Energon. It first aired in the United States on August 27, 2004 on Cartoon Network.
The struggle for control of Unicron goes to a whole new level when Unicron himself reactivates.
In the episode
English dub changes
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
"I was worried something like this might happen."
"Too late now. Just keep fighting!
- —Optimus Prime says "I told you so", but Rodimus reminds them of bigger concerns.
Ironhide: Is it time for action yet? I'm bored.
[Kicker kicks Ironhide]
Kicker: You mind butting in on Optimus's business?
Ironhide: You mind not kicking? Huh?
- —Ironhide and Kicker make us wonder why they're friends.
Lost in translation
- Stock footage: 1
Animation and/or technical glitches
- The second time Kicker kicks Ironhide, Ironhide bounces rather unnaturally. Maybe he should have his suspension checked.
- This is Arcee's first appearance in the series.
- When Unicron is killing Decepticons with spikes, one of them is speared right through the groin. Unicron is that evil.
- Arcee calling Kicker "little man" may be a mistranslation of "kid". That would at least not sound anywhere near as creepy.