So if the Transformers are giant robots with electronic bodies as referenced in the movies, shouldn't they be easily defeated with a large EMP (electro-magnetic pulse)?

Assuming their suits don't act as giant Body-Armour-like faraday cages an EMP should theoretically kill them, permanently. So why are EMP's never considered or even mentioned in the movies when this (seems) like it is the obvious solution?

Plot hole?

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    What makes you think they are operated by electricity? If memory serves, in the films they were powered by a piece of the Allspark, which is essentially handwavium. – Gallifreyan Mar 7 '17 at 8:17
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  • Is that not the answer, @Valorum? That EMPs in fact are used in the movies? – DisturbedNeo Mar 7 '17 at 15:15

Edit, seems this answer is false as EMPs exist in the transformers Mythos

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    The transformers are attacked by EMP weapons on an almost daily basis in the comics, cartoons, films and books. Clearly they do exist in the Transformers-'verse. – Valorum Mar 7 '17 at 11:08
  • seems you are correct. – D Tagliaferri Mar 7 '17 at 14:32
  • If your answer is plain wrong, I'd suggest deletion rather than a 180° edit. I appreciate that it's hard to forego the points, but the purpose of the site is to post correct info. – Valorum Mar 7 '17 at 14:36
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    I tried that first, It said I was not allowed to delete an accepted answer. – D Tagliaferri Mar 7 '17 at 14:53

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