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23rd Sep '17 11:10:48 PM immortalfrieza
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*** Adding to this, the newly formed Cybertronians might have the capacity for higher intelligence, but lack the knowledge and life experience to really have intelligence. Go back tens of thousands of years, pluck a caveman out of it, and drop him in the middle of New York and see how many seconds it takes him before he goes ballistic.
4th Sep '17 8:35:14 AM AceOfScarabs
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* The Landforce Combiner team, composed of six Autobots who form Landcross, are so used to combining that even in their base camp they usually stay partially combined as three pairs. Given the franchise concepts of Combiners and how being together for extended periods of time can result in their minds merging, it's hard to tell how much of the Landforce team's collective personality has become attached to being in their combined state, as their six component Autobots are rarely seen on-screen as individuals.
31st Jul '17 4:43:51 AM AceOfScarabs
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*** The implications re: the Stunticons get worse in one of the 200x Classics toylines - a Scout Figure release for ''Menasor'' features him as a single robot without the ability to separate into individual Stunticons, implying that all of their personalities were suppressed or fully merged.

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*** The implications re: the Stunticons get worse in one of the 200x Classics toylines - a Scout Figure Legends-sized release for ''Menasor'' features him as a single robot without the ability to separate into individual Stunticons, implying that all of their personalities were suppressed or fully merged.
31st Jul '17 4:43:21 AM AceOfScarabs
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*** The implications re: the Stunticons get worse in one of the 200x Classics toylines - a Scout Figure release for ''Menasor'' features him as a single robot without the ability to separate into individual Stunticons, implying that all of their personalities were suppressed or fully merged.
2nd Jul '17 8:45:51 AM TropeRoper
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* Sentinel's use of the iconic "Needs of the many" line isn't a pointless ActorAllusion - [[spoiler:considering what the Decepticons were planning, it shows just how AxCrazy he'd become]].
* Dylan comments that collecting cars helps him relieve stress. [[spoiler: Obviously, being under the pressure of the Decepticons can be really stressful. It also provides them all with ready disguises and a place to hide, a la Soundwave.]]
* Laserbeak [[spoiler: takes on Bumblebee's form to befriend the daughter of one of his human workers.]] One might find it odd that [[spoiler: the girl isn't that startled by his presence, but then remember that, by this time, Earth is fully aware of the Autobots' and Decepticons' existence.]] With that in mind, [[spoiler: it's possible that this girl knows about Bumblebee and the Autobots, and assumed (or was told by Laserbeak) that this small, pink visitor was just an Autobot.]]
* As pointed out in the Transformers wiki, Sentinel's theme on the soundtrack is three minutes and sixteen seconds long, corresponding to the number 316 on his altmode.
* Why is Dylan [[spoiler: so desperate for the Decepticons to win, when it's clear the Autobots are near victory? Simple: If the Autobots win, he and his associates (well, the ones that didn't get killed yet) will be labeled as war criminals for betraying the whole human race.]]
** Don't be silly. [[spoiler:He'd never make it to the courthouse. Or the end of the first night in custody.]]
* [[spoiler: Dylan]] and Soundwave can be seen as {{Evil Counterpart}}s to Sam and Bumblebee. With that in mind, it makes perfect sense that Bumblebee would kill Soundwave, and Sam would kill [[spoiler: Dylan]].



* Sentinel Prime, played by Leonard Nimoy, [[spoiler: has an Evil Spock goatee]].
* It's a mystery where Optimus got his new weaponry from in the third movie. But then you remember that [[spoiler:Jetfire brandished an axe and had a machine gun that Optimus used in the second movie. Optimus salvaged Jetfire's remains for himself to honor the late seeker. Also, by using Jetfire's weapons, he can in some way fight alongside a Prime and make a positive difference.]]
* A minor one, that flashback to Sam's football tryout? Take a look at the whole Battle of Mission City. Sam is running with an objected tucked under his arm, trying to get it to a certain spot before the other team can get to him, while his teammates held them off. What does that sound like?

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* Dylan's entire life, when you think about it. [[spoiler: Ever since he was young, he was told by his father about how he would eventually have to aid the Decepticons in enslaving humanity. He spent all his life knowing that, one day, a massive AlienInvasion would happen, and ''he would help the aliens win''. Judging from his talk with Sam, it seems that, at one point, he himself questioned how one can pull off such a horrifying act on their own homeworld--- By which his father simply told him "When it's not your war, you choose the side that's going to ''win.''" He was conditioned to accept that there was ''no way'' the Decepticons would lose; after all, he knew about their plans for ''years'', whereas the Autobots didn't arrive until between 2005-2008. By then, he was a grown man set in his ways, his father having trained him to be the way he is. It's no surprise, then, that he panicked when the Autobots gained the upper hand, because he couldn't imagine what he'd do if the 'Cons lost, not after all the years he spent overseeing their plans unfold, as well as helping them in said plans. As he tells Sam in their final confrontation, "There's only one future for me!"]]

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* Sentinel Prime, played by Leonard Nimoy, [[spoiler: has an Evil Spock goatee]].
* It's a mystery where Optimus got his new weaponry from in the third movie. But then you remember that [[spoiler:Jetfire brandished an axe and had a machine gun that Optimus used in the second movie. Optimus salvaged Jetfire's remains for himself to honor the late seeker. Also, by using Jetfire's weapons, he can in some way fight alongside a Prime and make a positive difference.]]
* A minor one, that flashback to Sam's football tryout? Take a look at the whole Battle of Mission City. Sam is running with an objected tucked under his arm, trying to get it to a certain spot before the other team can get to him, while his teammates held them off. What does that sound like?

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* Dylan's entire life, when you think about it. [[spoiler: Ever since he was young, he was told by his father about how he would eventually have to aid the Decepticons in enslaving humanity. He spent all his life knowing that, one day, a massive AlienInvasion would happen, and ''he would help the aliens win''. Judging from his talk with Sam, it seems that, at one point, he himself questioned how one can pull off such a horrifying act on their own homeworld--- By which his father simply told him "When it's not your war, you choose the side that's going to ''win.''" He was conditioned to accept that there was ''no way'' the Decepticons would lose; after all, he knew about their plans for ''years'', whereas the Autobots didn't arrive until between 2005-2008. By then, he was a grown man set in his ways, his father having trained him to be the way he is. It's no surprise, then, that he panicked when the Autobots gained the upper hand, because he couldn't imagine what he'd do if the 'Cons lost, not after all the years he spent overseeing their plans unfold, as well as helping them in said plans. As he tells Sam in their final confrontation, "There's only one future for me!"]]




* The third film has the Autobots destroy an illegal nuclear plant in the Middle East. A news report later says that no country has taken responsibility for the attacks. The problem, however, is that the soldiers in the plant clearly saw Dino transform into his robot mode, and the US is the only country that has Autobots. Wouldn't people be able to put two and two together, especially since Autobots and Decepticons are now common knowledge throughout the world?
** Maybe they thought Dino was Italian...
** "Taken responsibility" means no country has admitted publicly that they were behind it. Bee could've gone in waving the American flag and blaring a medley of John Philip Sousa if he wanted, and technically the US, as a country, could have still not "taken responsibility" for the attack.
26th Mar '17 1:07:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': In the episode "S.U.V.: Society Of Ultimate Villainy," Swindle creates and activates a device capable of stopping anything and everything mechanical in its proverbial tracks - and, unlike the ''OceansEleven'' example, this really ''did'' affect the entire city. Obvious NightmareFuel aside, consider the impact this event had on ''humans''. Think about it. Anyone who had a pacemaker or respirator, or who was on life support, or who was being operated on at that time... in short, anyone who was relying on ''machines'' for survival. And let's not forget the airport. Or any number of other things. You really have to wonder how many people Swindle maimed or ''killed'' in that episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': In the episode "S.U.V.: Society Of Ultimate Villainy," Swindle creates and activates a device capable of stopping anything and everything mechanical in its proverbial tracks - and, unlike the ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' example, this really ''did'' affect the entire city. Obvious NightmareFuel aside, consider the impact this event had on ''humans''. Think about it. Anyone who had a pacemaker or respirator, or who was on life support, or who was being operated on at that time... in short, anyone who was relying on ''machines'' for survival. And let's not forget the airport. Or any number of other things. You really have to wonder how many people Swindle maimed or ''killed'' in that episode.
7th Feb '17 8:02:10 AM AceOfScarabs
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** The Real Gear Robots from the first live-action film toyline and the Device Label series from Japan take the concept further. Your MP3 player could be an infiltrator like Soundwave, and all your common electronics could be waiting for you to turn your back to snoop around and stuff. Device Label Ravage transforms into a working USB flash drive. He's got all your secrets in him now.
7th Jan '17 6:01:04 AM AceOfScarabs
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* Considering how many long years of hibernation of the original G1 characters, you'd think Autobots are leaderless right? Until we found out, new leaders were created for this reason, such as Fortress Maximus and Star Saber. Unfortunately, FridgeHorror comes to play as well, since we have later Decepticon leaders who are very brutal8

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* Considering how many long years of hibernation of the original G1 characters, you'd think Autobots are leaderless right? Until we found out, new leaders were created for this reason, such as Fortress Maximus and Star Saber. Unfortunately, FridgeHorror comes to play as well, since we have later Decepticon leaders who are very brutal8brutal.
** Given the concept of 'Cold-constructed' Transformers and the personality quirks that can result, it's easy to see why Star Saber is so much more stable and sane in the original ''Victory'' timeline compared to his extremist incarnation in the IDW timeline - without a stabilising influence in Jan and the other humans he would regularly interact with, he would find solace in religion and take it too far, becoming a heartless extremist.
6th Jan '17 11:06:04 PM AceOfScarabs
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** Worse: Some Transformers are said to be "cold constructed", meaning they were built solely for war and sent straight into the fight. All they know is fighting.
6th Jan '17 5:03:25 PM nombretomado
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* The entire idea of combiners is pretty horrifying once you think about it. [[TheHumanCentipede You're joining your body with at least one other person]], using [[BodyHorror specific unfolding connectors]]. Then you're stuck in this gigantic behemoth's mind. If you're lucky, you get along fairly well with your team and the combined mode is stable (Defensor, Computron, Predaking, Piranhacon) and usually stupid (Superion, Bruticus, Abominus). Then, sometimes you're with a bunch of people you disagree with, causing your merged mind to be completely berserk (Devastator). But oh, it gets worse. What if your components are a psychotic tyrant, a self-obsessed glory hog, a paranoid wreck, a suicidal weirdo and a batshit insane rampager who can't stay quiet for three seconds? Then you're Menasor, who has enough mental problems to warrant his own asylum. Have fun getting in that head.

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* The entire idea of combiners is pretty horrifying once you think about it. [[TheHumanCentipede [[Film/TheHumanCentipede You're joining your body with at least one other person]], using [[BodyHorror specific unfolding connectors]]. Then you're stuck in this gigantic behemoth's mind. If you're lucky, you get along fairly well with your team and the combined mode is stable (Defensor, Computron, Predaking, Piranhacon) and usually stupid (Superion, Bruticus, Abominus). Then, sometimes you're with a bunch of people you disagree with, causing your merged mind to be completely berserk (Devastator). But oh, it gets worse. What if your components are a psychotic tyrant, a self-obsessed glory hog, a paranoid wreck, a suicidal weirdo and a batshit insane rampager who can't stay quiet for three seconds? Then you're Menasor, who has enough mental problems to warrant his own asylum. Have fun getting in that head.
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