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11th May '17 2:27:41 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Scrapper''', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''

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-->-- '''Scrapper''', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''
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9th May '17 4:30:11 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus) and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor) may count, but they're more monster than animal.

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** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus) and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor) may count, but they're more monster than animal. Soundwave's micro-cassette team of Beastbox (cassette/gorilla) and Squawktalk (cassette/parrot) who combine into the robot Squawkbox also counts.
9th May '17 4:26:58 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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*** Aside from Tidal Wave, mentioned above, the truest example of this form in Transformers would be the Duocons: two vehicles (one land and one air in both cases) combining into a single robot, with no robot modes for the individual vehicles. The cassette teams of Raindance (cassette/jet-fighter) and Grand Slam (cassette/tank), who combine into the robot Slamdance, and Beastbox (cassette/gorilla) and Squawktalk (cassette/parrot) who combine into the robot Squawkbox, also count.

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*** Aside from Tidal Wave, mentioned above, the truest example of this form in Transformers would be the Duocons: two vehicles (one land and one air in both cases) combining into a single robot, with no robot modes for the individual vehicles. The cassette teams Blaster's micro-cassette team of Raindance (cassette/jet-fighter) and Grand Slam (cassette/tank), who combine into the robot Slamdance, and Beastbox (cassette/gorilla) and Squawktalk (cassette/parrot) who combine into the robot Squawkbox, Slamdance also count.counts.
9th May '17 4:23:29 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus)and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor) may count, but they're more monster than animal.

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** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus)and (Abominus) and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor) may count, but they're more monster than animal.
9th May '17 4:21:53 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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** From the original G1 series alone there were the Constructicons (Devastator), Stunticons (Menasor), Combaticons (Bruticus), Predacons (Predaking), Terrorcons (Abominus), Seacons (Piranacon), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor), Aerialbots (Superion), Protectobots (Defensor), and Technobots (Computron). And that's not even counting the Japanese-exclusive teams (Trainbots, Multiforce...) ''or'' the subsequent series. Technically, the combiner teams could be classified as either "robots into mecha" or "vehicles into mecha", but since most of them had to transform into vehicle forms before combining, "vehicles into mecha" seems more accurate.

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** From the original G1 series alone there were the Constructicons (Devastator), Stunticons (Menasor), Combaticons (Bruticus), Predacons (Predaking), Terrorcons (Abominus), Seacons (Piranacon), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor), Aerialbots (Superion), Protectobots (Defensor), and Technobots (Computron). And that's not even counting the Japanese-exclusive teams (Trainbots, Multiforce...) ''or'' the subsequent series. Technically, the combiner teams could be classified as either "robots into mecha" or "vehicles into mecha", but since most of them had to transform into vehicle forms before combining, "vehicles into mecha" seems more accurate.



** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus) may count, but they're more monster than animal.

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** They were preceded by the Predacons (Predaking) and the Seacons (Piranhacon). The Terrorcons (Abominus) (Abominus)and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Pretenders Monster Pretenders]] (Monstructor) may count, but they're more monster than animal.
30th Apr '17 3:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* Duncan of TotalDramaIsland found capturing a raccoon to be more difficult than anticipated (even with [[NoKillLikeOverkill his chainsaw]]), when a swarm of them combine into a giant raccoon-bot, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom.

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* Duncan of TotalDramaIsland ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' found capturing a raccoon to be more difficult than anticipated (even with [[NoKillLikeOverkill his chainsaw]]), when a swarm of them combine into a giant raccoon-bot, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom.
24th Apr '17 3:24:38 AM Scrounge
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In cases where the mecha are sapient beings with no outside pilot (such as ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''), the resulting personality of their combined form is frequently some manner of collective consciousness formed by the component members -- this merged mind is often the result of whatever its component members can actually agree on, usually resulting in little more than a mechanized DumbMuscle whose vocabulary [[HulkSpeak consists primarily of one-syllable words]] and who can only focus on one task at a time: For the good guys, this creates a GentleGiant; For the bad guys, this simply results in breaking and smashing stuff. Lots of stuff. And killing people, don't forget the killing.

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In cases where the mecha are sapient beings with no outside pilot (such as ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''), the resulting personality of their combined form is frequently some manner of collective consciousness formed by the component members -- this merged mind is often the result of whatever its component members can actually agree on, usually resulting in little more than a mechanized DumbMuscle whose vocabulary [[HulkSpeak consists primarily of one-syllable words]] and who can only focus on one task at a time: For the good guys, this creates a GentleGiant; For the bad guys, this simply results in breaking and smashing stuff. Lots of stuff. And killing people, don't forget the killing.
killing. In either case, a change in the team's roster can alter their combined form not just on a physical level, but on a mental one as well.
22nd Apr '17 7:15:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': The Super Robot can split into six combat vehicles and reform whenever the Hyperforce wants it to.

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* ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': The Super Robot can split into six combat vehicles and reform whenever the Hyperforce wants it to.
13th Apr '17 1:34:19 PM cdrood
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*** ShurikenSentaiNinninger / PowerRangersNinjaSteel is unusually mismatched in its initial Zord confiugration: A humanoid robot, a dragon, a dog, a train/hoverboard thing, and a dump truck. PowerRangersNinjaSteel had it that were based on something from each rangers civilian life.
24th Feb '17 9:16:40 AM DouglasFir
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** They are even examples that overlap between variants. Besides the vehicle-to-humanoid transforming Victory Rescue Vehicles/Rescuezords mentioned above, the individual Zords in ''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-onger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' and ''[[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseiger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Megaforce]]'' cover both animal ''and'' vehicle motifs because they're animal-vehicle hybrids. And sometimes, a single series has different sets of combiners with their own themes (like the three ''[[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' Megazords made up of animals, aircraft and road vehicles respectively).
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