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-->"You're mine. Don't even bother resisting; you'll only make it worse, and that could be ''painful.''"
-->''-Megatron to Starscream. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything''

Since Cybertronians are a [[PurelyAestheticGender gender neutral species]] with [[MostWritersAreMale a suspiciously large percentage of characters considered male]], HoYay and FoeYay collapse into themselves in an explosion of pink energon, purple [[BigBad Big Bads]], and *ahem* ''brotherhood.''

[[YaoiFangirl Might as well put it all together in one easily accessible page. You know, for efficiency.]]
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Prowl/Jazz]]
[[SaltAndPepper Prowl is an uptight security officer, Jazz is a funky spy.]] The fanfics kinda write themselves. 458 of them, last count.
* In "The Elite Guard", Prowl is so busy staring at Jazz ''he forgets he's in the middle of a fight''.
** You realize that as far as fanon is concerned these two have been screwing since G1? Heck next to Megs/Scream and Megs/Prime, they're the third most popular yaoi couple! Even in fanfiction with mechs primarily hooking up with fembots these two ALWAYS play the token gay beta couple.
*** Animated, not G1. Slightly different Jazz, very different Prowl.
** [[BroadStrokes Jazz and Prowl are Jazz and Prowl]]. Their personality clash transcends the multi-verse.
* Animated Prowl and Jazz, being cyber-ninjas, have more experiences and history in common, and have some nice bonding moments.
* The lack of Prowl in ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' is severely inhibiting evil!Jazz/Prowl action, but dedicated fans still find a way.
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[[folder:Megatron/Starscream]]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Megatron in possession of an EvilPlan must be in want of a [[TheStarscream Starscream]] to have domination-innuendo with. FFN count: 473.
* G1: Starscream is Megatron's bitch, but doesn't want to be. He comes up with various {{Zany Scheme}}s to do in Megs instead of a direct attack because a bastard with a fusion cannon can make nearly anyone his bitch.
** Also, it's interesting to note that he and Megatron can be quite civil to each other whenever Star isn't plotting yet another overthrow.
** Starscream [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce_VOlRTT_8 glomps]] [[BigBad Megatron]] after returning from the past. Also note Starscream saying the beginning of what may be a DoubleEntendre: "Aren't you pleased to see us?"
** Even funnier in that Megatron is more concerned about Starscream ruining his shot (either target practice or at the Autobots, the former more likely).
** Usually when Starscream begs for forgiveness from Megatron, it was in a sweet and innocent tone.
*** In "Bruticus' Revenge", Starscream tries to convince Megatron that the Combaticons [[BlatantLies forced him]] to threaten him, Shockwave was the only one to respond while quoting "He is lying!".
** Any related video counts as M/S, most likely.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JAjDdfJZrQ&feature=related Amusing domestic abuse is amusing.]]
** M/S slashfic. Lots of it. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/TClaymore/Yaoi.jpg Seriously]].
** In "Enter the Nightbird", the Decepticons gain a human-made Female robot called Nightbird, and Megatron apparently falls in love with her. Starscream becomes enraged and destroys her, really pissing Megatron off.
-->'''Starscream''': She's not so hot.
-->'''Megatron''': She's hot enough to replace you whenever I choose!
-->'''Megatron''': (witnessing Nightbird's fight with the Autobots) TERRIFIC!! [[KickTheDog You're definitely on my replacement list, Starscream. She's everything I've always wanted]].
-->'''Starscream (outraged)''': REPLACE ''ME''!? '''''NEVER!''''' (punches Megatron)
** Starscream's revenge towards Galvatron can be interpreted as a [[{{Yandere}} psycho ex-girlfriend getting back at her boyfriend]].
*** To further a dew. Starscream's motivation... is to regain his body. One could easily argue he's heart-broken from being killed by his former leader.
* Marvel Comics: Basically the same as G1, but expanded on.
** "Why? That's what they all asked me. Why him... why Starscream? Why, of all the Decepticons, did I decide to revitalize the one whose record of deceit and betrayal is legend? Because I'm an idiot, that's why!"
* Beast Wars II: Starscream's bordering on CampGay, but sadly, he'd rather backstab his teammates than Galvatron. Of course, you ''could'' say he's trying to work his way up to get closer to the one he loves...
* Unicron Trilogy: Care to guess where the top quote comes from? In this one, Starscream is still a whiny nuisance, but he gets [[strike: jealous of Megatron paying attention to the others]] sick of sucking up to Megatron for scraps and defects to the Autobots in ''Armada'' (Megatron ''will miss him when he's gone!''). Megatron is offended by Starscream's audacity. So when Starscream returns in ''Energon'' without his memories, Megatron... helps. While [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Megatron is penetrating Starscream's body with a large object]] as the below dialogue plays, having started with this page's quote. At the end, Demolishor, watching the whole thing, says, "Whew! That looked like it hurt!" I'll be in my bunk.
-->"What is my name, Starscream?!"
-->"...Megatron..."
-->"SAY IT AGAIN!"
-->"Meg... a... tron!"
** The point of this exchange was that Starscream had lost his memories and Megatron wanted to make it very clear to the confused mech that he lived for Megatron and Megatron alone. After this, Megs gets the perfect soldier: The rare Starscream who does anything that Megatron commands him to do, without question, and whenever Screamer ''does'' wonder who he is Megatron shuts him up and puts him back in the kitchen so that the 'rebelling/getting self killed' bit from ''Armada'' doesn't repeat itself.
** Galvatron and Starscream are paired together in the 2nd japanese ending of ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''.
* Bayverse: Megatron and Starscream are the only Decepticons with much verbal screentime, so their dependence on each other is highlighted. This is the only incarnation where a battle-damaged Megatron calls on ''Starscream'' to help him!
** Their only conversation in the first movie:
--> '''Starscream:''' I live to serve you, Lord Megatro--
--> '''Megatron:''' ''Where is the cube!''
--> '''Starscream:''' The humans have taken it. :(
--> '''Megatron:''' You fail me yet again, Starscream.
** From ''Revenge Of The Fallen'', three words:
--> Megatron: Starscream, ''I'm home''.
** Megatron and Starscream have kids, too. If that isn't out of place and creepy enough, Megs gets back into domestic abuse form and roughs Starscream up around them, ''killing one of them''. Though in all fairness, they're less 'kids' and more 'clone soldiers.'
** Megatron slapping Starscream with his severed arm was a nice touch.
* In ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'', Starscream is worshipful of Megatron to the point of practically mooning over him like a lovestruck teenager. He calls him "magnificent leader" and similar titles all of the time with utter sincerity. In one of the stories he gets very fussing and protective when Megatron is injured. In another he reacts with horror at the thought of having to leave Megatron behind stranded on Cybertron due to circumstances while he and the others go to Earth, and when he's forced to anyway he gets mopey about it. Then in the recent comics [[spoiler:when Megatron is killed, Starscream throws himself on Megatron's body and wails about why couldn't it have been himself that was killed instead]]. While it's obviously intended as a reversal of TheStarscream usually being a disloyal backstabber, it has the side effect of some seriously slashy overtones.
** Of course, being a mirror universe, this means that if everything character-wise is the opposite, if Starscream is gay for Megatron here, he ''isn't'' in the main timeline.
*** Starscream being gay for Megatron transcends the multi-verse.
* Animated: This may be the ONLY incarnation of Megatron and Starscream that doesn't have copious amounts whatever the fuck these two have been doing for 25 years. To compensate, they gave us a ''female Starscream clone'', Slipstream, who betrayed Screamer for Megatron.
** Remember, each of Starscream's clones [[LiteralSplitPersonality represented a different part of his personality]]. There's been a lot of guesses on what Slipstream represented...
* Hell, in ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', Starscream and Megatron don't even start on the same SIDE, and they STILL can't stop talking about how "intriguing" they think the other is. The first instance of this happens roughly ten minutes into THE FIRST LEVEL.
* And now we can add ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' to the list. Episode Six where Starscream finds a near-dead Megatron. Ol' Screamer lands ''on top'' of Megatron and moves his face closer to his. Subtext? We don't need no subtext!
** In "Rock Bottom", what drove Starscream to rescue Megatron is the idea of the approval it would give him. And, when Megatron found him stuck in a cave-in, Starscream tries a whole string of excuses to try and get Megatron to help him, Megatron responds with nothing but a smirk. Note that this is the same bot who would leave his henchmen to die without hesitation.
** This quote from ''Partners'':
--->''Megatron'': "I don't care about some trinket! My second-in-command is a prisoner of the enemy!"
** Yeah, it's because all Decepticon intelligence could be in Autobot hands, but the very fact that he's more angry about Starscream's capture, rather than the loss of a very powerful weapon, should be enough FanficFuel.
** We get lines like "my dearest Megatron" and such, going both ways. It usually means [[TermsOfEndangerment pain is about to ensue]], though.
** Even the ''humans'' start noticing it, as Agent Fowler reports to his superior (while summing up Starscream's entire character and purpose in the franchise) in a RecapEpisode.
--> '''Agent Fowler''': Starscream really needs to decide: does he want Megatron's position... or his approval?
** Smokescreen's heard rumours about that stilleto-heeled creep...
* [[FanNickname Screamer's]] reaction towards Dreadwing's position as Megatron's new right-hand man?
--> '''Starscream''': "[[LargeHam THAT'S]] [[BerserkButton MY POST]]"
* Then, Starscream goes into a berserk vengeance-crazed fury when Megatron [[spoiler: gets killed by Bumblebee]]. Yes, he cares about Megatron so much, ''it overrides his sense of self-preservation, self-centeredness, and tactics'', also known as "the fundamental building blocks of his personality".
* The "Starscream's Ambition" manga [[http://www.allspark.com/content/2014/04/starscreams-ambition-manga-henkei-henkei-special-comic/ really makes no effort to hide it]].
-->'''Megatron:''' However, I'm more interested in that body of yours.
-->'''Starscream:''' I'd be happy to give you a taste....of the power that I hold!
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[[folder:Megatron/Optimus Prime]]
It's rare for archenemies to escape some level of FoeYay, though Starscream usually monopolizes Megatron's bloodlust. Fanfic count: 230, not including Optimus Primal.
* In general, Meg/OP slashfics ''are'' popular.
** Usually written from Megatron's Secret Crush POV.
** Which has led, through some weird association, to Optimus/Starscream.
** Megatron is the one with a life-size working model of Optimus hidden in his closet! [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Ultimate_Doom,_Part_1 I'm serious]]!
*** Evidently parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}!'' [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=213 here]], with Starscream... [[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw having Apache Chief's power]], apparently.
*** He actually does have those powers for those exact reasons in ''TransformersCybertron''... though I think there might be some... "''other'' implications" in this case.
** Optimus forcing an unconscious Megatron to his gun-mode really sticks to the mind of the fans.
---> '''Youtube comment''': optimus transformed megatron againts his will. haha that would be classified as transformer rape.
* Unicron Trilogy: Megatron becomes catatonic when Optimus Prime dies. First Screamer, then Prime!? ''Who is he supposed to'' '''punch?!''' He was naturally quite pleased when Prime came BackFromTheDead.
** He's just as bad in the old MarvelComics TF series. When Prime dies there, Megatron becomes unbalanced, to AxCrazy proportions. It's generally better for ''all'' involved whenever it finally turns out that Prime isn't as dead as Megs thought.
* Animated: The fact that the first two SeasonFinale battles involved Optimus [[BoundAndGagged bound]] and at Megatron's mercy [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/screen-captures/Transformers-Animated/16-Megatron-Rising-part-2/Transformers+Animated+Ep+16+++00333.jpg.html is]] [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/screen-captures/Transformers-Animated/29-A-Bridge-Too-Close-Part-2/Transformers+Animated+Ep+29+00244.jpg.html fascinating]].
* Transformers Prime: Can now be added to the list. To start there is the entire background of their friendship as Orion and Megatronus, then there are the multiple fights where they make a habit of getting in suggestive positions and most of all there is the last three episodes of season 1 where not only does Megatron save Optimus several times, they form an alliance (And get in each others personal space constantly) and then when Optimus loses his memories and Megatron is about to kill him he looks up and asks, '''"Where are we, Megatronus?"''' The look on Megatron's face [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LauncherOfAThousandShips launched a thousand fanfics]]
* Transformers Ongoing had some light Ho Yay for Optimus and Megatron. At the end of the Revenge of the Decepticons story arc Megatron turns himself in while cradling Optimus. Then, during the Chaos Theory arc there's an exchange between them that's even lampshaded in universe by Rodimus as being quite "cozy."
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[[folder:Starscream/Skyfire]]
* Just to get it out of the way, before Starscream was a know-it-all commander, he was a know-it-all scientist and explorer. And Skyfire/Jetfire was his partner. LAB partner. Yeah... Fanfic count 105.
--> '''Skyfire:''' Are you... ''happier'' being a warrior than a scientist, Starscream?
--> '''Starscream:''' ''Oh, yes!'' [[HappinessInSlavery It's far more exciting!]] And one day I will be leader of the Decepticons and you will be my second-in-command.
--> '''Skyfire:''' I will do my best.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-LSEB7jUko Proof that Starscream has a heart.]]
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[[folder:Dinobot/Rattrap]]
* Rattrap from ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', despite his talk about the femmebots back home, seems to be laying it on pretty thick with the guys of his team; he has no problem with telling Cheetor just how he "tickles his joystick", tries to talk Silverbolt into going to a robot strip club with him, and even ''kisses Rhinox on the cheek after "saving" him from a fall''. He also gives Rhinox an ever so slight kiss on the lips during the season finale, when both are under the impression that they are going to die at the guns of the Nemesis. Rhinox doesn't seem to have a problem with it (the kiss, not the dying). He doesn't even give a nod to Airazor, and has nothing but contempt for Blackarachnia, the only two females in the series. He ''might'' be [[AnythingThatMoves bisexual]]. FFNet count: 38
* Dinobot and Rattrap. VitriolicBestBuds sounded too much like an old married couple. And Rattrap became Horatio to Dinobot's Hamlet (he held Dinobot's slaggin' hand until raptors were extinct AGAIN) in the end. We know how [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous]] THEY were, raising eyebrows in the theatre part here. Plus the scrapped episode of "Dark Glass" in which Rattrap defies orders to go on a suicide mission to resurrect his personal Pred in the clone.
** The script of Dark Glass would have called for Rattrap to kiss Dinobot, not to mention how protective Dinobot gets over Rattrap's safety.
*** Although Rattrap did get a girlfriend, Botanica, in Beast Machines.
*** I've heard the argument DB/RT shippers make saying she was a surrogate for Rhinox, green brainy buddy, but forget Rattrap had more onscreen smooches with Rhinox than BA and Silver had... Even in a heteroship Rattrap still gives off homo vibes...
*** Well, Rattrap did argue with her like did with Dinobot.
* Heck, when Dinobot is about to ShootYourMate Rattrap, the Japan dub has him utter "be gentle, I hear the first time hurts".
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[[folder:Lockdown/Prowl]]
* In ''TransformersAnimated'', at the end of their EnemyMine episode, Lockdown invites Prowl to run away together. When Prowl turns him down, he even says "Don't be like that." FFNet: 31
** Prowl/Lockdown is probably the most popular pairing in the fandom thanks to ''just one scene''. Granted, this scene is halfway to being a parody of someone telling their admirer to "stop calling me", so Lockdown at least thinks he's fun to hang out with.
** Not only that, but a 'spark to spark' could be seen as fanon speak for a theorized method of Transformers sex--even though in this case it is very more likely the equivalent to 'heart to heart', which is more about... all right, an ''intimate'' conversation, so Lockdown's remarks can be seen as a DoubleEntendre.
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[[folder:Megatron/Everyone Else]]
You don't become the dynamic new leader of the Decepticons/Predacons without some subordinate excuses. Yesss...
* Megatron and Starscream are unconscious in a volcano for 99% of this series, but Megatron and Dinobot are ready to serve you with hours of "prideful boyfriends who can't stop arguing" action.
** Megatron's [[ReplacementGoldfish repeated attempts]] at cloning Dinobot and their arguments.
** There's also Inferno's obsession with his "queen."
* Megatron's VerbalTic makes it sound like he's flirting with everyone, ''yessss''... It's sleazy and charming at the same time.
* ''TransformersEnergon'' has been mentioned and yet Mirage's feelings for Galvatron haven't? In the Japanese version he was 100% [[SingleTargetSexuality Gay-For-Galvatron]]. The dub either tried to cut it out, or never noticed it was there due to the rush job and incomplete translation, but one mention got in: when the GoldfishPoopGang was jealous of Starscream getting all the credit, Mirage says, "But I've been so loyal! How could Galvatron not know how I feel about him?" The few times his Japanese counterpart's personality is carried over to the US version, it's ''even more hilarious,'' because he retains his deep gravelly voice from when he was Tidal Wave. If you haven't seen it, imagine the line as given by Darth Vader, delivered ''dead seriously''.
** He once pirouetted in front of a glowy pink cartoon heart when Galvatron called for him.
* In ''Armada'', Megatron actually exploits this. After manipulating Starscream into attacking Demolishor, Megatron heroically jumps between them and takes the blow. When Demolishor asks if Megs is all right, Megatron replies that it's nothing as long Demolishor is OK, prompting Demolishor to give him a suspiciously tender look.
** Demolishor’s got a few moments of Megs love, actually. For example, when collecting a Mini-con for the Decepticons, he says “Megatron will love me for this!” Later, after having lost it to the Autobots, Megatron points his sword at him, but eventually only threatens him with banishment. Demolishor begs, “No, please don’t banish me! Anything but that!” With a really big sword to his throat, he still considers that the worst thing that can happen.
* As stated in FoeYay: Megatron/Screamer, Megatron/Optimus, Megatron/Sky Byte, Megatron/Dinobot, Galvatron/Cyclonus... and Soundwave and Grimlock... Really, Megatron was [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]] when being hot meant being a 35-foot-tall silver gun.
** Or dragon, T. Rex, tank, or Osprey helicopter. Megatron is versatile, just for you.
** Cyclonus gets special mention. Always calls him "Mighty Galvatron," and is always by his side and ''genuinely'' caring about him, no matter how insane he gets... it's actually sweet. And at one point, when Cyclonus is in danger, Galvatron looks back, and hesitates just a moment (before leaving him and saving his own skidplate, of course). From the AxCrazy BadBoss that is G1 Galvatron, that's a lot. He'd actually ''thrown'' some {{Mooks}} into the path of [[EldritchAbomination The Dweller]] to increase his own chances of escaping earlier.
* Megatron and Sam. No, really. Michael Bay's Megatron seems to be more obsessed on Sam than he's obsessed on Optimus. In the first movie, he sure as hell was really into to get the boy, and then when he had him cornered he gives him the chance to live by becoming his ''pet''. In the second movie, he gets all close to Sam, such as when he had him in the warehouse he holds him in a weird position on a dominating way, and then says he'll ''enjoy'' what he's gonna do, "''slowly and painfully''".
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[[folder:Others]]
* Megatron and Starscream have nothing on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:AutoBerserk_Inferno_RedAlert_friendship.jpg Inferno and Red Alert]].
* About the Airazor/Blackarachnia thing, Rattrap probably already knew that Tigatron and Airazor had a thing with each other and respected that. As for Blackarachnia, it's hard to show attraction to someone who's shot at you and your friends several times.
** Wow, someone put Airazor/Blackarachnia together and had nothing to do with HoYay. Well the fembots don't escape either despite TheSmurfettePrinciple. Elita One's all female camp away from the male bots? The two that lacked boyfriends and kept to themselves in the corner. AR and BA's cat fight in Inferno's debate episode.
* At one point, Cliffjumper hops into Mirage's lap, and the two hug while rolling over and over each other. It's ''exactly'' as it sounds. (This is how they make up after Cliffjumper suspects Mirage of treason.)
** And in the Japanese Dub, the line when Cliffjumper hops into Mirage's lap is "Do what ever you want with me."
** ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' gets what is pretty much a remake of that episode, but Ironhide gets the Cliffjumper role. When 'hide confronts Mirage, it all comes off like a breakup. [[spoiler:In the original, Cliffjumper had simply jumped to conclusions, followed by Mirage actually getting brainwashed. In this version, it's a plan Mirage has but can't let the others in on because he's been bugged. Cliffjumper comes off as being ''totally'' out of his processor; not so much Ironhide.]]
-->'''Ironhide:''' "What's happened to you, Mirage? I thought I knew you! I thought you were dedicated! I thought you cared!"
-->'''Mirage:''' "Yeah, well, you thought wrong. I don't care about them, and I don't care about you."
-->'''Ironhide:''' "I can't believe you're saying this! You and me are history!"
* In the episode "Home Is Where The Spark Is", [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] is pushed to the ground by Prowl and he [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots blushes]]. Uh-huh...
** Normally, ItMakesSenseInContext cancels many of these, but it's actually ''slashier'' in context. Prowl demonstrates his agility by ''pouncing'' on Bumblebee, and while on top of him, he's leaning right into Bumblebee's face with the biggest grin. And Bumblebee really does blush.
* The humans aren't exempt, either. Rad/Carlos is the first one to pop into my head.
** And Miles who seems pretty pissed Sam ditched him for Mikaela.
* There's also Wasp's obsession with Bumblebee. His planned revenge on the little bug is [[spoiler:not only dressing Bumblebee up as himself in order to make Bumblebee suffer through the same persecution and ruined life as he did, but turning ''himself'' into ''Bumblebee''.]]
* With the page image, notice the kids at the bottom holding hands. They're Cain (the one with the green hair) and Akira (brown hair) from ''Manga/TransformersZone'', and are both quite male, and Akira doesn't usually look this feminine, and ''neither'' probably look as girly to the 1989 Japan as to us (especially the "hotpants," once standard 80s shorts length, and Cain's hair - it's [[AnimeHair anime]], it's [[EightiesHair '89]], 'nuff said.) ''Literally all'' toy-company-produced promotional materials have them touching, and in the OVA, they're very HoYay-tastic, with Akira practically landing in Cain's lap at one point, and both looking at each other, seeing how close they are, blushing, and... not moving away. In the end credits, there's more hand-holding. The only reason the idea that this could be unintended subtext and not an OfficialCouple stands up at ''all'' is the fact that it's ''Franchise/{{Transformers}},'' and [[MerchandiseDriven cartoons that exist to sell toys to 6-to-10-year-old boys]] Do Not Work That Way. Shippers ''must'' be making too much of it and it ''must'' be ''completely platonic'' blushing and repeated affectionate touching and running through fields of flowers hand-in-hand -- it must be!
** Makes you wonder how slashy the subtext would have been if ''Zone'' had been picked up as a full series.
* In TransformersAnimated, [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Blitzwing and Lugnut]] have quite a lot going for them. MAN I wish my printscreen key worked to catch some of the stuff in clips of the show. ''Because it's there.''
** Besides the whole hugging thing, after which [[FreudWasRight Lugnut launches them both into the sky]]? In their first appearance, Blitzwing just iced Blackarachnia after she insulted Lugnut, despite the fact that he himself [[VitriolicBestBuds does it all the time]]. [[BelligerentSexualTension Um]]...
** And lets not forget Lugnut's utter devotion to his [[MemeticMutation GLORIOUS]] master, Lord Megatron.
* Sometimes the fans don't even bother with the canon characters and just randomly slash minor characters or [[OCStandIn OC Stand Ins]]. Some combinations include Tracks/Raoul, Cosmos/Beachcomber, and Hubcap/Jackpot, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters among others.]]
** I wouldn't call Tracks/Raoul or Hubcap/Jackpot "random", as they both have definite [[TransformersGeneration1 canon]] [[TransformersTransTech roots]]. Snarky best friend pairings = win.
*** Definitely not Tracks/Raoul. Think about it. In both of Tracks' feature episodes ("Make Tracks" and "Auto-Bop"), Raoul is very heavily featured. In the former episode, when Raoul is captured by Megatron, Tracks personally threatens the ''leader of the Decepticon military.'' In both episodes, Raoul risks life and limb to save or otherwise help Tracks. The icing on the Ho Yay cake? Picture all of Tracks and Raoul's scenes playing out between a man and a woman. [[IncrediblyLamePun The Ho Yay practically jumps up and kisses you on the mouth.]]
** There's still no explanation for [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Beachcomber/Cosmos]] though. Not that I'm complaining.
* Thanks to [[TransformersAnimated animated]], [[SuperSpeed Blurr]] and Longarm[[spoiler:/Shockwave]] has become a popular pairing.
** Blurr and Bumblebee, on the other hand, make for good rivalshipping.
* Optimus/Sentinel anyone? Optimus has always gone above and beyond to help his former Academy-mate, even when Sentinel clearly deserved whatever sticky situation he got himself into! There were even several instances where Optimus clearly cared more about protecting Sentinel than Elita/[[spoiler: Blackarachnia]] who was arguably the more logical love-interest for Optimus!
* Speaking of Blurr, check out him and Hardhead [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Kdn-CzDTk in all their slashy glory.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has brought us Airachnid and Arcee. And it is beautiful.
** Don't think the fans haven't noticed the effeminate medic Knock-Out ''wolf-whistling'' at Optimus Prime and complimenting his bodywork.
** Not to mention the FoeYay between Bulkhead and Breakdown. Bulkhead is even convinced to help [[SaveTheVillain rescue Breakdown]] so that he can have a [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou rematch of an earlier fight]]! And Breakdown even hesitates to fight Bulkhead after being rescued, despite having his loyalties to the Decepticons questioned.
** In the episode "Triage" Wheeljack and Ratchet team up to find an artifact. A ''lot'' of their conversations come off as Wheeljack basically flirting with Ratchet, calling him "sunshine" and other unwanted nicknames.
** Knock Out/Breakdown much? They are ThoseTwoBadGuys and BashBrothers who seem to get along and know each other pretty well, with Knock Out even calling up his partner to brag about a human he caught in "Speed Metal". The fact that the good doctor has made some rather... questionable remarks about his assistant ("Detailing was so much easier when Breakdown was around", "Breakdown may act the brute, but he's a maestro behind a rotary buffer"), not to mention his eagerness to [[spoiler:dissect Silas in order to avenge Breakdown]] only add fuel to the fire. They're practically the most popular pairing in the show.
*** Also this rather blatant gem from Knock Out towards Megatron:
-->'''Knock Out''': So go on, Big M: tell me you love me more than ''Starscream!''
** What? No mention of Optimus and Ratchet? Optimus frequently calls Ratchet "Old Friend", and their long history with each other is apparent in the trust they express towards each other, especially in the second season premiere where Ratchet insists that [[spoiler:the amnesiac Optimus is still an Autobot inside despite joning the Decepticons]]. This is pretty exceptional for the usually cynical Ratchet. Several members of the fandom have commented on how the two act {{like an old married couple}}.
** A very awkward ItHasBeenAnHonor moment in 'Thirst' puts Starscream and Knock-Out's [[SnarkToSnarkCombat constant bickering]] in a quite different light:
--->'''Knock-Out:''' "I find it rather ironic that after battling Autobots all these years, getting smacked down, shot at, blown up, this is how our lights go out?"
--->'''Starscream:''' "Drained of our precious fluids. If this is indeed the end, if we are to become Terrorcon-chow, it has been an honor serving Lord Megatron with you."
--->'''Knock-Out:''' "You're no Breakdown. Though I must confess, I have always admired your lustrous finish."
--->(Long pause)
--->'''Starscream:''' "*ahem* Well, then."
--->'''Knock-Out:''' "Should be going."
* The latest [[Comicbook/TheTransformersIDW IDW series]] ''More Than Meets the Eye'' gives us a couple more possibilities. Rewind and Chromedome are "best friends", with Rewind constantly running after Chromedome like a devoted puppydog, defending him to others, and even cradling his head in his lap when Chromedome is injured at one point. Then there's Skids and Swerve, where Swerve tries his best to convince Skids they'd make a great team but is initially rebuffed... only for Skids to change his mind after Swerve shows a bit of his soul behind the motormouth chatter, and say, "'Skids and Swerve.' That ''does'' sound pretty cool."
** In Issue 12, we learn that Rewind lists Chromedome as his "Conjunx Endura." It means exactly what it sounds like.
** WordOfGod below. So... confirmed or not?
--> [[WordOfGod James Roberts]]: "That’s the beauty of writing about alien civilizations: sometimes, when it comes to relationships, there is no precise human equivalent. That said, I’ve made it clear through the stories – I hope – that Chromedome and Rewind each regard the other as the most important person in their life."
** [[spoiler:"One more thing—one last thing—because I don't say it enough: I love you." - The end of Rewinds [[DeadManWriting final]] [[TearJerker message]] to Chromedome. Combined with James Roberts answers on Twitter after, it's 100% confirmed.]]
** Even beyond those two, [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More than Meets the Eye]] has plenty of HoYay. Chromedome and Prowl's past relationship was full of it, and Prowl and Rewind are visibly jealous of each other in the present. There's also Rodimus and Drift taking a HandsOnApproach to learning swordplay and their relationship in general, and ''Remain in Light'' gives us Cyclonus's reaction to [[spoiler:Tailgate being terminally ill]] and [[spoiler:Pharma]] going full-blown {{Yandere}} on Ratchet. It's not really a surprise that ''More Than Meets the Eye'''s FandomNickname is "Gay Robots in Space."
* Bumblebee and Sam. Holy hell, [[InterspeciesRomance Bumblebee and Sam]]. Probably at least partly due to the pair of them having better chemistry together than Sam did with either of his girlfriends.
* ''Transformers Regeneration One'' has a subplot involving Shockwave and Starscream making their way to Cybertron in the Ark. During this time the two practically become a duo, but it's nothing particularly homoerotic... but than near the finale of the series the normally stoic and emotionless Shockwave not only risks his life to save an unconscious Starscream, but as he's carrying Starscream to safety [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove he openly wonders if]] [[ThatCameOutWrong he's experiencing emotions]]. This is ''not'' helped by the fact that the art depicts him lifting Starscream in the same manner that a swashbuckling hero would pick up a damsel in an old school adventure story.
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