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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why didn't Megatron kill Starscream in G1?

I've been rewatching Season 1 of G1, and Starscream is constantly undermining Megatron. He is so indiscreet about it though... he'll openly discuss his plans to mutiny against Megatron. Megatron ...
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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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Is this Optimus Prime figure based on any canonical instance?

Hot Toys has just announced a new Optimus Prime figure, with removable Starscream wings. I know that in various canons, Optimus has been able to fly utilizing various upgrades, whether temporary or ...
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What happened to Megatron's spark?

I just finished watching Transformers: Beast Wars and one thing bothered me. To gain more power Predacon Megatron steals the spark from Decepticon Megatron and merges them together, but when Rhinox ...
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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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What should I watch/read before watching all the three Transformers movies?

I know a very little about the Transformers. I'm planning to watch all the three movies. Do I need to watch anything else or are the movies sufficient to explain everything?
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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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Transformers - Origin of Dinobots (canon)

Does anybody know what the accepted origins are for the Dinobots? In the (original) cartoon Wheeljack & Rachet created them on Earth, but the tech-specs on the original toys (and a lot of the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Where do new Cybertronians come from in Transformers: Prime?

The creation of new Transformers has differed slightly from each iteration of Transformers to the next. Vector Sigma figures into the mythos as either the source of life (Gen 1), or as a database/...
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How was Sentinel Prime supposed to save humans from gravitational disturbance caused by Cybertron?

In Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie, Sentinel Prime was going to use cheap human resources (and other natural resources) to re-build Cybertron. So, humans were important to him. Killing humans ...
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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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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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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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Sentinel Prime alt-mode (Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, 2012 film)

How does Sentinel Prime have an earth based ALT-mode even when he had crashed on the moon ? The Autobots find him in the exact same state. So my question is how could he have an earth based ALT-mode ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Is there a rationale behind the difference between Autobot and Decepticon vehicle choices?

In the 2007 Transformers film, many Decepticons have military/police alt-modes, whereas all Autobots have civilian alt-modes. Is there any rationale behind this? Or do the alt-mode simply reflect ...
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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 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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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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How long was G1 Optimus dead?

In the G1 continuity, Unicron attacks the Earth and Cybertron in the year 2005, and during a battle with Megatron, Optimus dies. Of course, Optimus is revived in later episodes of the tv show. The ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 ...