Questions tagged [transformers-live-action-series]

The Transformers Live Action Series is a series of (so far) six films, all directed by Michael Bay. Use this tag for questions concerning this continuity, including any tie-in materials such as comics. Use along with [transformers], optionally use tags for the specific film.

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Why do the Transformers only become one type of vehicle?

In Michael Bay's Transformers, we see that the Transformers have the ability to instantly duplicate and become a vehicle. Aside from it showing them choosing their initial disguises, Bumblebee does ...
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Have any Autobots changed sides to the Decepticons?

There are examples of Decepticons like Jetfire and Wheelie who turned and changed sides to the Autobots. Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is quoted: It's a choice. It's an intensely ...
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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 ever ...
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Why didn't Sentinel Prime take the Matrix of Leadership when offered?

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon while on a tour of Earth, Optimus offers Sentinel the Matrix of Leadership and Sentinel declines, claiming it more fitting for Optimus since he knows the planet and ...
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Which radio/TV broadcasts were sampled by Bumblebee in the Transformers movies?

In the Transformer movies, Bumblebee's voice actuator is fried. He speaks by rapidly cycling through satellite feeds and splicing together clips of speech from movies, music, TV, and radio. What are ...
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Can Transformers actually die?

As the 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/Matrix of Leadership or are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 Decepticons communicate wirelessly?

Is it possible that the Decepticons can communicate via wirelessly? In the first tranformers movie, Megatron awakens from a 200 year frozen sleep, declares his name, and exits the dam. Immediately ...
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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. I noticed that a similar language is used when Was this language previously used in the Transformers universe,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do the Transformers get their ammunition from? [duplicate]

In the Transformers films, Autobots have been shown to use ammunition for their weapons. In the fourth film, one of the Autobots claimed that he ran out of ammo during the battle with Galvatron and ...
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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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Does transforming heal Transformers?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, when Cade found Optimus Prime and brought him home, he was sick and had bad health. Cade was fixing him and accidentally powered him up. Optimus was weak, but when ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How was Optimus Prime able to travel in space without a ship?

Towards the end of Transformers 4 Optimus Prime flew towards deep space without a ship, while in Transformers 3, the Autobots needed a big ship to travel to moon. How is he able to do it? Was he ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many Decepticons revived Megatron?

In Revenge of the Fallen, there's a scene where several Decepticons dive into the Laurentian Abyss to resurrect Megatron. The US Navy detects 5 bogeys. Those 5 revive Megatron, but in the process ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Who are these characters referenced in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”? [duplicate]

Who are the referenced in Transformers: Age of Extinction? Is there any such reference in the cartoon series, or comics?
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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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What song plays when Cade is fixing the painting robot in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”?

In the fourth 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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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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Can Transformers die or get sick from radiation?

In the 80's G1 episode "Cosmic rust" it is stated that Transformers can get sick from microorganisms that devour Cybertronian metals. Iron Hide from the Bay movie Transformers Dark of the moon is ...
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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 is there a scene about the age of consent in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, there is a scene where Jack Reynor's Shane explains to Mark Whalberg's Cade Yeager that it is legal for the former to date/sleep with the latter's daughter. In-...