Who is Minerva, anyway?
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This is a graphics webpage devoted to Minerva, the extremely kawaii Headmaster Jr. from Transformers Masterforce. As far as I know, these were the first such images of Minerva available anywhere on the World Wide Web. As always, any good images of Minerva will be happily included here.
Feel free to download these, send them around, link to them, et cetera, though if you make them available publicly, I would appreciate some credit as to where you got them. They make decent wallpaper, if you don't mind the low-res nature of the images.
I got this picture from the Japanese Supergod Masterforce page listed below.
Check out Dave Van Domelen's Minerva repaint page to see Dvandom's version of the Nightbeat toy repainted to look like Minerva, and his Minerva actionmaster kitbash page to see what a little plastic, a little modelling clay, a little glue, and a lot of ingenuity can do.
Special thanks to Robbie Trinidad (firstname.lastname@example.org) for screengrabbing the pictures for me. Visit his Powermaster Optimus Prime (God Ginrai) page for screengrabs of another Masterforce character.
Who is Minerva, anyway?
Minerva is the Cybertrons' medic; her Porsche 911 transtector (robot body/vehicle) is equipped as a sort of compact ambulance (the rear seat and trunk space seem to have been replaced by a small stretcher/medical equipment bay). She does not believe in violence, and will never fire her weapon to kill. The other two Cybertron Headmaster Juniors are Shuta (or Go-Shuta), who drives a police car, and Cab, who drives a fire truck.
In Masterforce, as in all Japanese Transformers series, the relationship of a Headmaster or Powermaster (Godmaster) to its vehicle is very different from the way it was portrayed in American media, such as the comic books or "Rebirth." In Japanese series, the vehicle/robot body ("transtector") has no mind of its own; rather, it becomes an extension of the body of its operator when the two have transformed and combined. (Though Masterforce is the only Transformer show in which humans were heads or engines--in Headmasters and Victory it was smaller robots.) Thus, "Minerva" is the name of both the girl and the robot.
If Minerva's robot form looks slightly familiar, this is because her toy was recolored and sold in America as the Headmaster Nightbeat.
Masterforce Being Digitally Fansubbed!
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