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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Transformers Victory toyline - was there a God Ginrai toy?

I'm aware that there was a Ginrai and Godbomber toy for the Masterforce toyline, but was there a re-release or similar for Victory? And if there was, did God Ginrai come with the sword he uses in the ...
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Transformers Masterforce/Victory - Does God Ginrai lose Jin chokon?

At the end of Transformers Masterforce God Ginrai and the other GodMasters fly off into space, leaving their human "components" (for want of a better word) behind. My question is that since the humans ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Is it likely that there was an organic civilisation on Cyberton before the Transformers?

In the Transformers movie universe, from what I understand from the first movie: The 'Allspark' could give machines something like a soul or free will or artificial intelligence. From what I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why were Allspark-created small robots offensive by default? [duplicate]

In the first Transformers movie, it was shown that Allspark energy converted a Nokia phone into a small robot. And, this robot was offensive by default. Why?
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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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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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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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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 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 ...