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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 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 ...
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Is a Dinobot an Autobot, or just an Autobot ally?

Is the designation Autobot based on their design/model/class, being vehicles of a certain size? Or is it strictly about their affiliation. Essentially, can a Dinobot or Mini-con have the rank of ...
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Has a quintesson judge ever found someone guilty?

We see the "mockery of justice" on Quintesson in Transformers: The Movie, in which parties found innocent are executed by the Sharkticons. In Transformers canon has a Quintesson judge ever found ...
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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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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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What is the timeline for G1 Transformers?

I know that when you read this question at first you're thinking what are you talking about? So let me explain: They land on earth and later awaken in 1984. And somehow years later it's 2005! The only ...
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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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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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Why do Transformers combine into large robots?

Clearly there are lots of different Transformer Combiners but this question is specifically about robots made for battle, the classic example being Devastator. Apparently the intention is that they ...
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What is supposed to happen on “The Day when All are One”?

In the iconic 80's feature animated film, Transformers: The Movie, the Autobots mention: the Day when All are One. What does all becoming one mean, in Transformers mythology? When was it first ...
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How do new Transformers come into being?

Are there baby Transformers? Where do new/baby Transformers come from? Also, do they come unlearned as a baby is or are they "fully programmed" to adulthood? Looking for answers over the different ...
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In Transformers (2007), how did Megatron transform into a fighter jet?

I was recently re-watching the 2007 Transformers movie and a particular scene caught my attention. In the scene where Megatron comes back from the cryogenic or cold state back to normal state in his ...
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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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In which UK Transformers comic (maybe Machine Man) did a scientist commit suicide?

In the early 80's, I read the UK Transformers comic. There was a support comic as part of it, which in hindsight may have been Machine Man: the scene I remember was a character, who I think was a ...
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How can Transformers travel in space and survive the cold, given they're susceptible to it in the movies?

I was wondering if there's any explanation how Transformers flew to Earth/Moon in space. Watching once again first part of Transformers movies I noticed that Bumblebee/Megatron were kept frozen. At ...
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Can female Autobots take up the position of leadership?

In Transformers: the movie we know of course that the Matrix of leadership was given to Ultra Magnus, later Hot Rod receives it and destroys Unicron. But why couldn't someone like Arcee become leader ...
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Why do Transformers speak English?

In the entire Transformer franchise, no matter what series, they always speak English and are humanoid, why? Note: I have only seen the G1 series and some Transformers Prime. I saw a couple snippets ...
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Why didn't the KSI design Galvatron from Sentinel Prime?

In the fourth Transformers movie, the Age of Extinction, it was shown that the KSI tried to create galvatron with designs from Optimus Prime. They did not have any specimen of the great Autobot leader ...
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Why did Hasbro's Combiner Wars Superion toy originally contain the Decepticon Dragstrip?

The original G1 Superion was made up of the five Aerialbots1: However, in the latest release from Hasbro, Combiner Wars2 Superion includes the Decepticon Dragstrip3 (in this image, the right arm): ...
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Why can only the Triple Changers triple change?

Season 2 of the G1 Transformers show introduced the Triple Changers, who had two alt-modes in addition to their robot form. Unlike the Combiners, they were introduced with no fanfare, and just showed ...
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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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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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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-modes?

In the 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 ...