Questions tagged [transformers]

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. For questions about the 2007 film see [transformers-2007].

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Why are the Decepticons and Autobots fighting?

Is a definitive reason ever given as to what triggered the civil war on Cybertron? I know Deceptcons are evil and Autobots are good, but what triggered the war to begin with. What is it about the ...
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What explains the errors in geography in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?

There are a number of weird errors in geography in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Just from the Egypt sequence; At the start of the film, we see the Pyramid of Giza surrounded by huge ...
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Why did Charlie say “Helpful shame spiral” in this funny scene?

In Bumblebee (2018), while Charlie was at her job, Bumblebee accidently vandalized her furniture in the house. Memo called Charlie, and Charlie confronts Bumblebee in the hall room: Charlie: What ...
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Why did Sally say wearing helmets isn’t included in the law while driving mopeds?

In Bumblebee (2018), Sally gifts her daughter a helmet: Sally: So, I keep hearing about people on mopeds getting run over and their brains smashed in. You got to wear this from now on. I don't care ...
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How does Bumblebee speak English as soon as he arrives on Earth in the Bumblebee movie?

In the 2018 Bumblebee movie, Bumblebee speaks English to John Cena's character as soon as he arrives on Earth in 1987. But how does he know English? In the original live action Transformers from 2007,...
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What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron?

What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron? (It's his starting state: not an event that occurs mid-story.) I was originally curious what the in-universe reason ...
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In Bumblebee, how did Charlie's use of an electroshock weapon work?

Near the end of the movie, Charlie shocks Bumblebee several times with some sort of electroshock weapon, but I don't understand how (in universe) this could have resuscitated him. How did the ...
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Why did this character die in Bumblebee?

During the final fight the character: I'm wondering how that was possible? Was the item somehow inside some specific weakpoints of the character or how/why did he die there? (naturally in universe ...
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Does Transformers history still apply in the Bumblebee movie?

The newest Transformers movie, Bumblebee recently came out and everybody who's seen it has noticed that the Transformers look different than they did in Michael Bay's version of Transformers. My ...
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Why didn't the Earth forces stop the Decepticons?

In the 2007 movie Transformers, Agent Seymour Simmons demonstrates a device that extracts the energy/radiation from the spark, effectively turning a phone into a "nasty" (decepticon?). ...
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In the Transformers aligned continuity, what was The Thirteenth's real name?

It was said that before The Thirteenth went into the Well of Allsparks, he had asked Alpha Trion to remove his name from The Covenant of Primus. Hence why he was called 'The thirteenth'. What was ...
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Which Transformers have been diagnosed with a mental disorder in canon material or identified as such by a writer/director/etc.?

I know those like G1 Red Alert is maniac paranoia, Beast Wars Transmutate is Autistic, and Animated Blitzwing with Split Personality Disorder. I would like to know others that have mental disorders ...
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How is a Cybertronian born?

How are Autobots born? I understand how the “soul” of a Transformer is made (Primus gives them life) but how does the body of an Autobot unite with the soul? I’m basically asking whether the body is ...
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“900 STRA” License Plate Meaning

"900 STRA" seems to be the most common license plate in Transformers. It is on Bumblebee but I can't determine the meaning. Anyone have any ideas?
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Which senses do transformers possess?

From the movies we know that Transformers can See It also seems that they can Smell This is "proved" by Ironhide's phrase in the beginning of the "Revenge of the Fallen", when he refers to a ...
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Who or what were Primus and Unicron?

The most iconic of Transformers questions ,at least in my opinion: Who is Primus? What was his purpose? Was he an Autobot? On the other hand, Who is Unicron? What was his purpose? Was he a ...
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Why do Autobots have blue eyes while Decepticons have red eyes?

In the G1 series, we can see there that the Autobots have blue eyes while the Decepticons have red eyes. Even in the movies they apply the same concept. So what is the meaning of these colors?
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Do Transformers ever transform with people on board?

Are there any parts of the movies where Transformers transform with people in them? If so, can you point out which scenes (and/or time) they are in and which movie. The reason I'd like to put this ...
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Identify this Transformer with wings and tank treads / caterpillar tracks

Who is this? I originally saw this in a Transformers Colouring Book1 but I cannot identify him. He apparently has caterpillar tracks on his arms, so I'm guessing he changes into a tank. And it looks ...
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Who is Cyclonus?

I think every Transformers fan knows this question, but it really bugs me. I have been driven nuts by it, so I'm asking, who is Cyclonus? We know that in Transformers: The Movie, when Unicron ...
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How did Bumblebee come from space if he was already on Earth during WWII?

How did Bumblebee fall from space to Sam Witwicky if in the latest movie Bumblebee was on earth in World War 2 and fighting. Did he go back into space or what? As I heard, the new Bumblebee movie is ...
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Why does Megatron have teeth?

Is there any reason for him to have teeth, or is it just a purely cosmetic choice from the design team for a more fierce look ? As far as I know he's the only transformer to have this feature in the ...
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How was Megatron alive in “Transformers: The Last Knight”?

Didn't we see his spine get yanked out by Prime in the previous movie?
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How can Optimus reach into the time bubble and pull the humans out?

In the latest Transformers movie, one of the bots has a time-bubble gun which slows time in the blast radius. In one scene, Megatron was caught in it and then one of the Autobots shot a bunch of ...
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Did the Nostalgia Critic accurately predict “Transformers: The Last Knight”?

In Transformers: The Last Knight NON-Review, The Nostalgia Critic proposes that the Transformers movies have become so predictable that he can review The Last Knight without even watching it. How ...
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Why did Megatron transform into a Mack Truck?

I was watching Dark of the Moon yesterday. It bothers me that the primary antagonist is not that strong. In the first film he was stronger than ever; he transformed into a Cybertronian Jet. In the ...
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Did Optimus' creator actually get his message that “he was coming for them”?

So, at the end of Transformers: Age of Extinction we learn that Optimus Prime went searching for his "creator" and the movie ends there. There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to ...
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Why did Lennox pledge his allegiance the way he did?

I didn't really understand that plot twist. I could understand the whole government anti-transformer policy based on the previous movie. Also the fact that he doesn't know Cade. But he does know ...
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How could Bumblebee have worked with Hot Rod?

In The Last Knight, it's revealed that Bumblebee fought alongside Hot Rod (or a Hot Rod looking fella) in an earlier World War (as in Earth). Have any interviews, promotional materials, or other ...
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How is Bumblebee able to use his own voice?

In the live-action universe, Bumblebee had his voice unit destroyed by Megatron long ago. In Transformers: The Last Knight Cade is still trying to fix Bumblebee, but so he continues using the radio ...
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Toy identification: Transformer knockoff - Big Blue Head

I know it's not a story I'm trying to identify, but it's the closest place I can find to ask. I'm trying to remember the name of a toy I had as a kid (in the late 1980s or early 1990s), and have never ...
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Why didn't Sentinel Prime kill Optimus Prime?

Sentinel Prime betrays Ironhide by killing him, which was his plan from the beginning since he was a traitor to the Autobots. Since he killed Ironhide, why not also kill Optimus Prime, the leader of ...
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Why do all G1 leaders look JUST like Optimus Prime?

Question for any Transformers G1 fans out there, why do all G1 Autobot leaders except for Rodimus and all the ancient Primes before him look like Optimus in a cosplay? In Transformers Beast Wars II, ...
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What happened to Sideswipe in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”?

After Dark of the Moon, we know that the Autobots where hunted down and killed by the humans following the battle of Chicago. But we never really saw Sideswipe die by the hands of humans. What ...
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Why did Sentinel Prime betray Ironhide?

In Dark of the Moon, we see that Sentinel Prime is good at the first half of the film. But at the near climax, Sentinel Prime betrays Ironhide. As we see in the movie, Sentinel Prime is an Autobot - ...
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Why aren't Transformers usually attacked by an EMP?

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 ...
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How is Optimus Prime in the movieverse a prime

If he destroyed the matrix in the Revenge of the Fallen how is he a prime? I thought all primes had the matrix?
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What is the nature of the experiments that the Vok has on the prehistoric Earth?

In the Beast Wars series, what is the nature of the experiments that the Vok has on the prehistoric Earth? Rattrap speculates the function of the flying island the Vok has built is, in fact, a test ...
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How does Cody understand Bumblebee in Rescue Bots?

How is Cody Burns able to understand Bumblebee when the rest of his family is not able to? Has it been mentioned anywhere, such as in the books?
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Were the Primes autobots

The Primes are defined as being They are usually portrayed as the first thirteen living beings created by Primus, the creator of the Transformers and their home planet of Cybertron. I know there ...
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Why is Starscream second-in-command of the Decepticons?

In the Aligned Continuity, it was revealed that Clearly, Megatron has had a much longer history with Soundwave than Starscream, and his relationship with Soundwave appears to be quite personal too ...
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Do Transformers have romantic relationships?

I was thinking about the lack of feminine or woman Transformers, such as Arcee, and got to wondering if Transformers have romantic affections. I know they have strong bonds of friendship and loyalty,...
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Is Optimus Prime as we know him one of the Thirteen Original Primes?

In the Aligned continuity, one of the Thirteen Original Primes, Optimus Prime, chose to be reborn as an ordinary Cybertronian to live among the ones soon to be born from the Well of Allsparks. He was ...
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What happened to the Reliquary of the Primes?

At the end of the Transformers: Prime series, The Reliquary has not been seen again after that scene. What happened to it, as well as the being trapped within, after that?
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Do we know how Predacons fare against Dinobots in a fight?

Prefers the Aligned Continuity. Predacons are prehistoric now-extinct Cybertronians who, as their present-day clones attest, are very powerful physically and possibly indestructible by conventional ...
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Is Marissa Faireborn related to Flint?

In the G1 Transformers cartoon, we meet Marissa Faireborn, a member of the Earth Defense Command. We learn that she has family in the military. Both the Transformers and GI Joe are made by Hasbro, ...
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How intelligent are Mini-Cons?

Question applies to the entirety of the Transformers universe. Where conflicts occur, the Aligned continuity is preferred. Laserbeak, a mini-Con, has been described as a pet of Soundwave, a full-...
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Why weren’t skyscrapers affected by the magnet in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

When the "big magnet" hovers over the modern skyscrapers, why didn't they get sucked up, just like cars, boats, Autobots and parts of a stadium would? Skyscrapers are made of steel and steel is ...
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Who was the guy dressed in grey in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”?

I watched Transformers: Age Of Extinction a while ago and I came across this scene in the movie. I kept on rewinding the scene to try and make sense of it. Was this a mistake? Was the guy dressed in ...
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Who designed the original Autobot and Decepticon logos?

Do we know which artist(s) designed the original Transformers logos? It probably wasn't something anyone thought to credit back then, but it's incredibly iconic these days and I'd like to know who ...