History Fridge / Transformers

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.
21st Sep '16 1:37:56 AM Millenia
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* Another universal example, the titular robot aliens are almost completely incapable of dying of old age, so long as they remain properly nourished with energon. Throughout the entire franchise Cybertronians' have made strong friendships with humans and similar life forms. [[WeAreAsMayflies So it must be heartbreaking for them to watch as their organic friends seem to almost instantly deteriorate]], [[TimeDissonance from there point of view.]]

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* Another universal example, the titular robot aliens are almost completely incapable of dying of old age, so long as they remain properly nourished with energon. Throughout the entire franchise Cybertronians' have made strong friendships with humans and similar life forms. [[WeAreAsMayflies So it must be heartbreaking for them to watch as their organic friends seem to almost instantly deteriorate]], [[TimeDissonance from there their point of view.]]
7th Jun '16 6:01:12 PM Vaeran
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* Why does Megatron allow himself to be wielded in gun mode by Starscream, whom he hates and distrusts? Because when he's the weapon in Starscream's hand, Megatron becomes the only thing Starscream CAN'T shoot.
2nd May '16 12:43:26 AM MMTrigger
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* The HatePlague episodes: It's established that the plague went beyond earth to other planets, to the point that the entire galaxy was threatened. Imagine the kind of destruction unleashed on earth occurring everywhere else in the galaxy. That's a death toll measuring so high that there might not be a number large enough to catalog the amount of lives lost. That scene of the two humans apologizing for weaponizing the plague is likely very their last action on earth before they're imprisoned some where in space or executed.
18th Jan '16 5:00:17 PM Tightwire
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* Back in G1 there were Cassetticons - in 1985 cassettes were the common media for storing information both audio and visual, but they're hardly mobile. What do those Transformers turn into now? Memory sticks that can store over 4 million years of information! But they're not any more mobile...
16th Jan '16 7:57:19 PM AceOfScarabs
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** This goes extra for the Fallen. Optimus probably knows that ''he'' was responsible for Megatron betraying them for his fell agenda, and thus the one ultimately responsible for the entire Cybertronian civil war. ''Of course'' he would want to ensure this villain does not survive their battle, in case he escaped to set up more misery for Earth and the remaining Cybertronians.
26th Dec '15 6:33:01 PM nombretomado
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* In most, if not all Transformers series - particularly the Japanese series, [[Film/{{Transformers}} the live-action movies]] and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Transformers move with [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant impossible grace and agility]] despite being HumongousMecha. However, this can be seen as Fridge Brilliance since, in the movies and the Marvel G1 continuity, Cybertron is [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:DOTMCybertrontransit.jpg MUCH]] larger than Earth - in Marvel G1, it's stated to be the size of Saturn, while in the movies, it appears to be more the size of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-Earth Super-Earth]]. Logically, Cybertron must have a MUCH higher gravity than Earth due to its greater mass, and so, Transformers are [[HeavyWorlder Heavy Worlders]] - on their home planet, they'd probably have an agility more like a human's, meaning non-rocket-assisted jumps wouldn't be too high. On the much smaller Earth, though, they can run faster, jump higher, and are generally more agile - much like SilverAge {{Superman}}.

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* In most, if not all Transformers series - particularly the Japanese series, [[Film/{{Transformers}} the live-action movies]] and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the Transformers move with [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant impossible grace and agility]] despite being HumongousMecha. However, this can be seen as Fridge Brilliance since, in the movies and the Marvel G1 continuity, Cybertron is [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:DOTMCybertrontransit.jpg MUCH]] larger than Earth - in Marvel G1, it's stated to be the size of Saturn, while in the movies, it appears to be more the size of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-Earth Super-Earth]]. Logically, Cybertron must have a MUCH higher gravity than Earth due to its greater mass, and so, Transformers are [[HeavyWorlder Heavy Worlders]] - on their home planet, they'd probably have an agility more like a human's, meaning non-rocket-assisted jumps wouldn't be too high. On the much smaller Earth, though, they can run faster, jump higher, and are generally more agile - much like SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Superman}}.
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