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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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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Auto-bots and Car Culture

One of the things that perplexes me is that the autobots didn't really adopt car culture very much, or maybe I am missing some things. For example, did an Autobot ever have personalized mudflaps? ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What was the first robot in disguise?

As a kid, it felt as if any transforming robot other than the Transformers was a copycat. I have no doubt that a number of them were. But the Transformers may not have been the first, so What was the ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ever ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do Transformers turn into vehicles in the first place?

Everywhere, in the 1980 animation, Animated, Prime, RID2015 and comics they have their Cybertronian form and it is most often a vehicle. But, why? Because they don't have any reason to convert ...
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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 ...