The Transformers toy line was introduced by Takara and Hasbro in 1984 and the first television cartoon was developed soon after. This tag covers discussion about all incarnations of Transformers across all media: comics, animation, movies, and novels.

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What range of emotions and sensory acuity do the Transformers exhibit?

Transformers possess superior Cognitive intelligence, they distinguish right from wrong which is why Optimus is dead set on protecting our young earth, however, are these dudes emotionally intelligent ...
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What happens to cybertron after the events of the Dark of the Moon?

I like watching transformers, it's exciting to watch it every time. I was watching the 3rd part: Dark of the Moon yesterday with my friends. After finishing the movie I thought: what happened to the ...
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Transformers - What happened to Rodimus, Kup & Blurr?

In one of the early-ish episodes of Transformers: Headmasters (Japanese series) Rodimus goes off into space with Kup & Blurr to look for a new home for the Autobots. We hear nothing about them ...
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Does the Matrix of Leadership work for Transformers of any affiliation?

I was inspired by reading this question: Why didn't Sentinel Prime take the Matrix of Leadership when offered? It made me wonder, does the Matrix of Leadership work only for "worthy" Autobots, or ...
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Is Bumblebee's speech in the Bay Transformer movies an homage to the Junkions?

In most of the Bay movies, Bumblebee speaks by playing snippets of radio and television broadcasts that use the words he wants to say. The Junkions from the original Transformers movie, tv show and ...
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Looking for a specific Transformers Graphic Novel

What I remember is a transformer in robot mode on the front cover. He bore the Autobot insignia but the blurb on the back said something about "no one being sure whose side he's on" (I'm paraphrasing ...
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What is Lockdown doing in Transformers 4?

In Michael Bay's BOOM BOOM POW WHOOSH Tranformers 4, I'm confused about what happens near the end. The bounty hunter Lockdown wants to lure Optimus Prime to him, so he opens a large orifice on the ...
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What was Megatron's Cybertronian Alt-Mode?

In both the G1 Cartoon and Marvel continuities, the Cybertronians developed the ability to transform in the early days of the war (in the show, the Autobots did it first; in the comics, the ...
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Do transformers have operating systems?

Do the transformers like Megatron, Optimus Prime and the like have operating systems? If so, can these extremely advanced Windows/Linux/MacOS etc. be hacked and reprogrammed as is possible with ...
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What are the Dinobots? (In regards to species)

This question is about G1 canon. The Transformers are called "Cybertronians", and they all have to have been created by the Quintessons, Primus, or Unicron. Cybertronians can make Cybertronians; ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for why Transformers suddenly started using guns instead of transformed parts of their bodies?

In the first 2 films the Transformers transformed parts of their bodies into guns (for example, Bumblebee and Ironhide are seen in closeups doing that. Also the cube-infected items do that). In the ...
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Where did the Transformers ammunition come from?

The question says it all. In the cartoon and comic canon, all of their weapons are strictly energy based with an occasional missile. In all of the movies, 99% of the weapons fire ammunition that uses ...
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Are the Dinobots unintelligent or just very aggressive?

I'm talking about the movie version. In Transformers 4, Optimus frees all of the Dinobots from their cages and asks them to help fight against Galvatron. Instead of talking it out or anything, ...
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How does ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ fit into the Aligned Continuity?

Supposedly, Transformers: Rescue Bots is part of the Aligned Continuity. I've only watched a few early episodes and read the TF Wiki entry, which states that the Rescue Bots are a rookie team which ...
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Can a Transformer heal naturally / repair itself? [duplicate]

Throughout the movies each Transformer gets banged up quite regularly, and generally a few scenes later they seem to be fine again. Assuming Ratchet isn't around, I'm wondering does a Transformer's ...
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How fast can a Transformer run?

We see them transform from their vehicular form to their "bipedal" form on the move numerous times in the movies. Several of these transformations happen at highway speeds (say 60-70 mph). Has it ever ...
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What song plays when when Cade is fixing the painting robot in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

In the 4th Transformers movie, there's a track playing in the background when Cade is fixing the painting robot (when Tessa brings him his dinner). It's at about 21 minutes and 40 seconds into the ...
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Can Transformers detect each other even in their ALT mode?

In Transformers film, Ratchet and Bumblebee noticed that the F22 was not a friendly and instead, was StarScream. Can all Transformers detect other Transformers even if they are in their ALT modes?
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Are the creators and Lockdown related to Cybertron?

Is Cybertron the only Transformers planet the creators had seeded? If yes, does that mean Lockdown is a Cybertronian? Or is he an independent custom rendition of the Creators?
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What language is Optimus Prime using to speak to this character?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, when he says something to him in another language. There's a clip on YouTube (spoilers). I noticed that a similar language is used when Was this language ...
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What are these two songs played in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

Could anyone please tell me the titles of the songs played from 6:50 to 7:57 minutes (two songs, one after another) in Transformers: Age of Extinction?
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Do we need the Autobots?

I recently watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which humans attempt to get rid of the Autobots. After we send them off on the rocket the Decepticons attack, and the humans begin to fight back. ...
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Have any Autobots changed sides to the Decepticons?

There are examples of Decepticons like "Jetfire" and "Wheelie" that turned and changed sides to the Autobots. Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is quoted: It's a choice. It's an ...
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Was it ever explained how Starscream could return as a Transformer ghost?

From the original Transformers G1 cartoons, how did Starscream return as a ghost? as far as I know Starscream was the only case where a Transformer returned as a ghost?
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Which order to read the IDW Transformers comics?

I've purchased the following comics as part of the Humble Transformers Bundle offer and now wonder whether I should read them in some specific chronological order or not: Transformers Classics, Vol. ...
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Does age affect a Transformer's healing(repairing) capacity?

In humans, the younger heal faster than the elderly. Is this also the case with Transformers? Is there any evidence that younger Autobots/Decpticons heal(repair?!) quicker than their older friends? ...
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Why are Dinobots so big, and why do they have dinosaur alt-modes?

So, two questions here about the Dinobots, as shown in Age of Extinction: Why were the Dinobots so much larger than the Autobots? They were nearly five times the size of Optimus Prime, and Prime ...
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Are the Dinobots incapable of speech?

Optimus Prime speaks to the Dinobots in English, compelling them to join in his fight. However, the only sound we ever hear from the Dinobots is their animal roars. Are they incapable of speaking / ...
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Is this Optimus Prime figure based on any canonical instance?

Hot Toys has just announced a new Optimus Prime figure, with removable Starscream wings. I know that in various canons, Optimus has been able to fly utilizing various upgrades, whether temporary or ...
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Was The Fallen ever mentioned or appeared in any of the other Transformers canons?

Was The Fallen ever mentioned or appeared in any of the other Transformers canons or was he made entirely up for the film Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen? Looking for instances of him in any of ...
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Can Transformers actually die?

As title reads, it seems very confusing what actually kills a Transformer. As you can see from the cases above, some remain dead, others are given life by the Allspark/Leadership of Matrix or are ...
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How did the humans make “Transformium” come to life?

I don't know if this was explained in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction or I missed it, but how did Joshua Joyce and his organisation make "Transformium" come to life? From previous Michael Bay ...
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Why does only Hot Rod get magically reformatted by the Matrix of Leadership?

Here is a compressed order of events in the Gen 1 continuity: Orion Pax is heavily damaged/killed Alpha Trion rebuilds Orion Pax into Optimus Prime, presumably giving him the Autobot Matrix of ...
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What track plays in the background of Mark Wahlberg’s introduction in Transformers 4?

In the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, what is the song played in the background during the introduction of the hero (played by Mark Wahlberg)? It plays at time 3:15 in the timeline of the ...
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What happened to Sam Witwicky?

Transformers: Age of Extinction picks up five years after the Battle of Chicago in Dark of the Moon. The Autobots Bumblebee is apparently no longer Sam's guardian, as No mention, however, is ...
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Who are these characters referenced in Transformers: Age of Extinction? [Spoilers] [duplicate]

SPOILERS Who are the referenced in the movie? Is there any such reference in the cartoon series, or comics?
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How long was G1 Optimus dead?

In the G1 continuity, Unicron attacks the Earth and Cybertron in the year 2005, and during a battle with Megatron, Optimus dies. Of course, Optimus is revived in later episodes of the tv show. The ...
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Why can only Decepticons fly in robot mode?

In all continuities, the Autobots and Decepticons were originally one race which split into two factions. In some, this was largely a civilian vs military split; others were a bit more ambiguous. In ...
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What is the difference between an Autobot and a Decepticon

The title 'Autobot' is explained to be the short version of 'Autonomous Robotic Organisms'. Wouldn't that mean all Cybertronions are Autobots? Why then do the good "Heroic Bots" lead by Optimus Prime ...
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What is the Natural Lifespan of Transformers?

How long do or can Transformers live (naturally)? I understand that information may be limited; especially since they are [seemingly] constantly warring among themselves, and Earth's interaction with ...
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How old is Optimus Prime?

How old is Optimus Prime? *If it is measurable. Not talking about the aging process (like, is he a child, an adult, or elderly); but how many years/aeons/Cybertronian-years old is he? I suppose, in ...
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Can Transformers be manually upgraded?

Barring near-mystical or supernatural methods like quantum surges, shoving two sparks into one body, leveling up via The Matrix of Leadership, or intervention by Unicron, can Transformers be manually ...
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In the Transformers movies, what Air Force rank is U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Robert Epps suppose to be?

Tyrese Gibson plays U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Robert Epps (a member of Captain Lenox's special team) who supposedly holds the rank of Technical Sergeant (5 stripes, pay grade E6), but he's ...
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Why were Allspark-created small robots offensive by default? [duplicate]

In the first Transformers movie, it was shown that Allspark energy converted a Nokia phone into a small robot. And, this robot was offensive by default. Why?
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Why didn't the Allspark repair Bumblebee's voice processor?

In the first Transformers movie we see Frenzy regenerate its entire body in a couple of seconds once it finds the Allspark. Whether Frenzy initiated the repair or it occurred simply by being in the ...
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Do Transformers refer to themselves as “robots”?

I am currently reading a collection of (non-canon) stories in a book called Transformers: Legends. In one story Hound sees a Transformer at the bottom of a cliff, and he identifies it as a robot. From ...
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How can Raf understand Bumblebee?

In the Transformers: Prime/aligned continuity, like the live-action movie continuity, Bumblebee's voice box was crushed by Megatron. Because Ratchet was unable to repair it, Bumblebee speaks in beeps ...
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Sentinel Prime alt-mode (Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, 2012 film)

How does Sentinel Prime have an earth based ALT-mode even when he had crashed on the moon ? The Autobots find him in the exact same state. So my question is how could he have an earth based ALT-mode ...
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Transformers: The Dark of the moon - Optimus and The Ark

In Dark of the moon, in the beginning we see what looks unmistakeably Optimus's face in the wreck of The Ark when the Apollo astronauts are investigating the wreck site ! Then how is it that later ...
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The Concept of being a “Prime” in the Transformers film universe

In Revenge of the Fallen we come to know that Optimus is a Prime. But if Megatron is Optimus's brother, wouldn't that make him a Prime too ? So my question is basically this, is Prime some sort of ...