->''I think the fans behind [[=TFWiki=].net] recognize just how irreconcilable most Transformers continuity is, and try not to sweat inconsistencies or incongruities and just roll with it. That, I can appreciate. It's got the perfect mix of retentive detail and irreverence.''
-->--'''Pablo Hidalgo''', "[[http://web.archive.org/web/20090107215722/http://blogs.starwars.com/pablog/110/comments Turns Out, I'm a Wikipedian]]" [[note]]The wiki used to be called "Teletraan-1" (as the source of this quote calls it) after the computer in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', until they had to move from {{Wikia}} to their own private server. Since Wikia refused to delete the old wiki, the new one adopted a different name to make it easier for people to notice the move. Anyhoo.[[/note]]

[=TFWiki=].net is the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transformer franchise's]] most prominent [[TheWikiRule fan wiki]]. Unlike most wikis, its style is rather informal and chock full of LampshadeHanging, {{Running Gag}}s, {{Mythology Gag}}s, {{Shout Out}}s, and MemeticMutation. (Though it's also still very meticulously referenced and informational.) This of course leads to great synergy with ThisVeryWiki, being the source of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS page quotes]], or even [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER trope]] [[TropeNamers names]], and lending itself to [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dull_surprise#External_links cross promotion]]. Many actual Transformers staff members (mostly {{Promoted Fanboy}}s) contribute, including Jim Sorenson, [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Greg Sepelak]], and [[Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} David Willis]].

Can be found [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page here]].

!!This wiki provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: For the most part, it's written by fans who make it clear that they do love the franchise, and most of the humor gently lampoons the silliness inherent in Transformers. That said, when the wiki deals with the particularly awful installments of Transformers media... then the kid gloves come off.
* AscendedMeme: Some memes get ascended from the wiki to other media thanks to some of the official writers being editors. Including things like the official AlternateUniverse [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Universal_stream classifications]] from ''ComicBook/TransformersTransTech'' being essentially fictionalized versions of the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Continuity_family wiki's classification scheme]], and ''[[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor Transformers Generation 2 Redux]]'' Streetwise's personality being based on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Streetwise_%28G1%29 his wiki page]].
* AscendedFanon: Discussed and listed [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Canonizing here]]. [[invoked]]
--> "''Canonizing is the act of inserting a previously [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness apocryphal or pseudocanonical]] [[{{Fanon}} bit of fancruft]] or omitted authorial intention into canon. [[SophisticatedAsHell It's kind of like]] [[ContinuityPorn fanservice for continuity freaks]].''"
* AwesomeMcCoolname: They certainly think so of one [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Greg_Killmaster Greg Killmaster]].
* BerserkButton: Misspelling the word "canon".
* BlatantLies:
** On Duke Hauser's page, it tries claiming that the characters, plot and enemies of "Space Age Jack" (from The Big Broadcast of 2006) just happens to resemble that of Franchise/GIJoe in every respect is pure coincidence.
** The Liar Starscream clone's page is completely honest in every single respect, and definitely not immediate contradictions of all evident facts, right up to and including his voice actors.
* CompensatingForSomething: Considered a DeadHorseTrope, and has an entry on the list of jokes and captions the wiki is sick of.
* DeadpanSnarker: All over the place, as it's pretty much the wiki's default tone, but particularly in the image captions and the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Fandom Fandom articles]].
** While the wiki does prefer articles to be as informative as possible, particularly poor works or bad lines of reasoning (like, say, the infamous IDW ''Beast Wars Sourcebook'') get at least a few shots of sarcasm somewhere on the page.
** On occasion, the wiki gets snarky about the CaptainObvious nature of some captions. Like, for example, on the top image for the G1 Cartoon Hot Rod.
-->'''Caption:''' (''On a picture showing Hot Rod and Daniel Witwicky running through a field'') Without a dry, informative caption, we'd never know which of these is Hot Rod.
* DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck: Invoked in any comment about [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kiss_Players_%28franchise%29 Kiss Players]]. "God dammit, Japan."
** And all throughout the summary of ''B.O.T.''.
** And at the end of the page for the final episode of "Energon".
** Attempted with the ''Unite Warriors Megatronia chapter'', twice, but both instances were soon ret-conned out.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even the rather irreverent TF Wiki is noticeably disgusted by [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Federated_Republic_of_Carbombya Carbombya]] and has a commented-out note on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hiroshima_Prime Hiroshima Prime]] warning any would-be caption writer that they're "WATCHING YOU, BUSTER."
* {{Fanon}}: Discussed/explained alongside FanonDiscontinuity in their article on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Personal_canon Personal Canon]]. [[invoked]]
* GagSub: For picture captions, screen captures, etc.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: A popular style for all humanity-specific articles, such as the ones for [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kiss Kissing]] and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Human Humanity]] itself.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: The article for ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/B.O.T._%28episode%29 B.O.T.]]" is pretty much one long appeal to this trope, capped off with "Good God, I need a stiff drink," at the very end. Anything involving ''Kiss Players'' also sometimes invokes this sentiment being used in the article.
* InternalHomage: Cataloged with great glee down to the most obscure instances.
* InTheStyleOf[=/=]SelfDemonstratingArticle: Many of the articles are written in a way that homages a character's personality and/or speaking style, such as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wheelie_%28G1%29 Wheelie's article being written entirely in rhyme]] (while being functional and informational the whole damn time), or the ones for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Starscream's clones]]. This, along with its impressive accuracy, is a big reason as to why this site is so popular.
** For non-character examples, the introductory paragraph about [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Multilingual_packaging multilingual packaging]] is presented in seven different languages and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Marvel_Comics the entire page]] for Creator/MarvelComics is written in the style of Creator/StanLee.
** Every episode of the ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' anime starts off with a haiku in honor of Sky-Byte, the poetic shark character from the show.
** The opening paragraph of Monstructor's page is written in the style of H.P. Lovecraft, since the old Dreamwave More Than Meets The Eye profile books depicted him as a near-Lovecraftian horror.
* IronicEcho: Shattered Glass Rewind's page has an inversion of his [[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye More Than Meets The Eye]] counterpart's last words to Chromedome.
* {{Irony}}: The location of the [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Autobot base in the movies]] being Diego Garcia. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] to Hell and back. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Diego_Garcia Observe]].
* KnowledgeBroker: To an extent, in that in addition to documenting the cartoons and comics that are easily seen by anyone, the wiki has a knack for also tracking down rare and obscure corners of the franchise. They've even gone so far as to pool together money to buy a rare toy catalog with things like obscure prototypes just to get to scan and document it. Though thankfully for us they offer the knowledge for free.
* LawOfWikiExpansion: Played with. Anything that gets so much as an offhand mention in ''Transformers'' is fair game for an article... but only insofar as it relates to ''Transformers''. So there's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Spock a page]] about [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]], for instance, but it basically just says "he has pointy ears and was played by Creator/LeonardNimoy". When [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Darth_Vader some important detail has never actually been mentioned]] within ''Transformers'' this can reach RunningGag levels.
* MerchandiseDriven: In addition to the fact that this phenomenon [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/To_sell_toys having its own page]], it's subtly lampshaded elsewhere multiple times, such as in the article regarding the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime The many deaths of Optimus Prime]].
* MissingStepsPlan: This passage from their article on the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Orbit_disruptor_cannon orbit-disruptor cannon]]:
-->Behold Megatron's plan:\\
1. Use the orbit disruptor to knock Earth's Moon out of its orbit.\\
2. Control the world's tides with a device Soundwave made.\\
3. Flood one canyon.\\
4. ???\\
5. Nearly limitless power!
** G1 Starscream's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Starscream_(G1)/Generation_1_cartoon_continuity page]] also has one:
-->10: Try to overthrow Megatron\\
20: Fail\\
30: GOTO 10
* MundaneMadeAwesome: '''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Curly_straw THE CURLY STRAW]].'''
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: After having an utter ball heavily implying that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tracks_(G1) G1 Tracks]] is [[AmbiguouslyGay gay]], they say in the notes section:
-->He's not gay. '''Seriously.''' We can't stress this enough.
-->Not that there's anything wrong with that.
-->But really. He's not gay.
* NoTrueScotsman: The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/True_fan True Fan]] page has examples of this, and links to The Other Wiki's page for No True Scotsman.
-->''"Anyone who likes ''Beast Machines'' isn't a true fan."''\\
''"Anyone who doesn't like Simon Furman isn't a true fan."\\
"Anyone who thinks Rumble is red isn't a true fan."\\
"Anyone who likes Bayformers isn't a true fan."''
* OverusedRunningGag: The "[[Film/{{Transformers}} Bonecrusher Hates Everything]]" gag on his page was cut down after a while, with a commented-out note telling contributors not to add more.
** There have been a lot of others, to the point that the Wiki's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Wiki:Caption#Captions_and_jokes_we.27re_sick_of caption policy page]] includes a list of "captions we're sick of".
** In a meta example, even the wiki points out how overused and lame "Transformers killing Gobots" jokes are.
-->"Cy-Kill often dies [[StylisticSuck BCUZ GOBOTS]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments SUX LOLOLOL!!!!111"]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Objects that are fictionalized or lied about in-universe are featured in [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Things_that_don%27t_exist the page listing red links]]. The page "Category:Things that don't exist" is also [[SelfDemonstratingArticle a red link]].
* RedLink: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Things_that_don%27t_exist Category:Things that don't exist]] is a permanent red link. If an article doesn't exist, is it still a SelfDemonstratingArticle?
* RetCanon: The opening paragraphs for characters [[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers made popular]] [[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye by certain works]] have a tendency to be rewritten to accommodate the interpretations of those characters.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cannon_%28disambiguation%29 Cannon (disambiguation)]] exists solely because the editors were sick of seeing people misspell "canon."
--> "CANON AND CANNON ARE DIFFERENT FREAKING WORDS, AND IF YOU TELL US ABOUT HOW SOME STORY IS "NOT CANNON", WE WILL '''MURDER''' YOU."[[note]]With a CANNON.[[/note]][[note]]Starting with whoever was responsible for Classics Megatron's packaging.[[/note]] [[labelnote:For context]]The packaging says he transforms into an "anti-proton pulse canon!"[[/labelnote]]
* RunningGag: Plenty, either on the pages (such as Razorclaw's as mentioned on the YMMV page) or pointing out ones in the series, resulting in featured pages such as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime this one]].
** "Argh", for when subject matter is ''particularly'' bad.
*** The error listing "This was made" is also rather popular for things that are ''really'' bad.
** Calling Prowl a prick.
*** Likewise, calling [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Sentinel Prime]] a jerk.
** Skywarp pushing people down stairs. (As the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Talk:Skywarp_(G1) talk page for him explains]], this isn't anything from canon, but rather a riff on a piece of fan art and Skywarp's canon persona as mean-spirited DumbMuscle.)
** Every image on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dinobot_(BW) Dinobot's]] page has a modified quote from Shakespeare as its caption, at least for the history section.
** Also, using Grimlock's speech pattern in his articles is another running joke.
** The episode recaps for Anime/TransformersEnergon, usually on really bad episodes, stating "this is where people started to re-evaluate [previous unlikable series]".
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The page [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale Scale]] exhaustively documents all the ways this trope is in effect in Transformers, and is found in the aforementioned "Things that don't exist" category.
* SelfDemonstratingArticle: The page for "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Void Void]]" is an [[SurpriseCreepy admittedly]] [[NightmareFuel creepy]] example.
-->[[spoiler: I slumber...]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The articles on Humans, and hot dogs, describe both in the most formal tones possible.
* ShoutOut: Plenty of image captions.
** A couple of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' memes have migrated into ''Transformers'' thanks to the Wiki, notably DullSurprise.
** Every caption for the Micron [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gul Gul]] is a quote from [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Gul Dukat]].
** The caption for the Micron [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gob Gob]] is [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment "I've made a huge mistake."]]
** Likewise, all of [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kup_(G1) Kup]]'s captions are quotes from [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Grampa Simpson]], due to Kup's reputation for telling stories about the olden days.
** On the page for the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Circle_of_Light Circle of Light]], every caption has a snippet of lyrics from "[[Disney/TheLionKing the Circle of Life]]".
** Nearly all the pages for the WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated version of Starscream and his clones use quotes from [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold Rimmer]].
** The image captions on ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Predaking_(Prime) Predaking's page]] are all lines (modified in one instance) from ''Literature/TheHobbit'', said either about, to, or by Smaug.
** [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Too_Many_Kades The caption for the episode "Too Many Kades"]] of ''Rescue Bots'' is a modified version of the "Series/TooManyCooks" theme song.
** The captions for each of the Transformers movies are based on different films. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers:_The_Movie The Transformers: The Movie]] uses quotes from ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars Episode IV]]'', [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_(film) Transformers (2007)]] quotes the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie 80's movie]], [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Revenge_of_the_Fallen_(film) Revenge of the Fallen]] quotes ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Dark_of_the_Moon_(film) Dark of the Moon]] quotes ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'', and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Age_of_Extinction_(film) Age of Extinction]] quotes ''Film/JurassicPark''.
** Some characters have captions referencing the voice actors. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hot_Rod_(G1)/Generation_1_cartoon_continuity Hot Rod]]\[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rodimus_Prime_(Animated) Rodimus Prime]] (Judd Nelson): [[TheBreakfastClub John Bender]], [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Yoketron_(Animated) Yoketron]] (George Takei): [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Sulu]], [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hound_(Movie) Hound]] (John Goodman): [[Film/TheBigLebowski Walter Sobchak]], [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sentinel_Prime_(ROTF) Sentinel Prime]] (Creator/LeonardNimoy): not only Spock, but ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in general, and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wreck-Gar_(Animated) Wreck-Gar]] has Music/WeirdAlYankovic lyrics.
** The page for the G1 cartoon episode, "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/A_Decepticon_Raider_in_King_Arthur%27s_Court_(episode) A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court]]" uses quotes from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' to caption all but the last photo. Double points for GettingCrapPastTheRadar on a picture of Rumble covered in bird droppings by using the "Must be a king" conversation without actually quoting the punchline.
** The image captions on the page for the [[DeadpanSnarker cynical]] [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Riptide_(G1) Riptide]] are all snippets of lyrics from [[Music/VanceJoy Vance Joy's]] hit single [[{{Pun}} Riptide]] [[note]]Even better is how it referenced the {{Mondegreen}} that was in the music video.[[/note]]
** [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ravage_(ROTF) ROTF Ravage's]] captions are filled with references to other fictional cats, including ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat]], [[Literature/TheCatInTheHat The Cat in the Hat]], and [[Anime/TheCatReturns The Cat Returns]].
** All of the captions for ''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Fall_of_Cybertron Fall of Cybertron]]'' are quotes from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
** For the recently-debuted all-female combiner [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Victorion Victorion]] and the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/An_Uneventful_Night issue of]] ''Combiner Hunters'' she debuted in, they're quoting ''WetsernAnimation/StevenUniverse''- quotes relating to the Gem's FusionDance for the former, and the theme song for the latter (especially considering how the trio of female Cybertronians in the story- Arcee, Chromia and Windblade- roughly correspond to the Gems).
** The various [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Breakaway_(disambiguation) Breakaways]] all use quotes from [[Music/KellyClarkson "Breakaway"]].
** The top image for [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Professor_Princess Professor Princess]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is captioned, "[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls I'll get those Powerpuff Girls!]]"
** The caption for the page image of [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sideways_(disambiguation)http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Sideways_(disambiguation) Sideways]] has a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' reference, specifically to "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E9NaturePantsOppositeDay Opposite Day]]": "He's Sideways! ''He's'' Sideways! ''You're'' Sideways! '''''I'm''''' Sideways! Are there any other [[{{Pluralses}} Sidewayses]] I should know about?"
** Several times on Optimus Prime's IDW continuity page, or at least the segment about his time as Orion Pax, quotes are used from Film/HotFuzz (on account of his past as Orion Pax, Supercop).
** The Main/{{Tomboy}} character Hank from [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise the 2015 version of ''Robots in Disguise'']] wants to [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill sell propane and propane accessories]] when she grows up.
** Autobot Spike's captions (save one) are all about ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', to go with the episode's Frankenstein references.
** Sentinel Prime's IDW comics eventually all became quotes of Richard Nixon's Head from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** Megatronia's page shows just how the wiki feels about the character by having the caption paraphrasing ''My Immortal''.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Smack in the middle, due to being a combination of carefully researched detail presented in a snarky, tongue-in-cheek style. They do try to keep it in the middle though: If there're too many jokes on an article and not enough info, it undergoes [[ShooOutTheClowns de-snarking]].
* {{Squee}}: In as much as a wiki can do this, when James Roberts wrote an issue for ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW, the issue's page had his name written in a much larger font than normal.
* StunnedSilence: The caption for [[ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye Pipes' death]].
* TakeThat:
** Many, many articles take jabs at the fandom's bad attitude regarding new entries, and changes major or minor. They even have a page on things that ruined the franchise "FOREVER!" It basically lists everything the franchise has ever produced.
** They call ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} "a completely unlikeable asshole" who makes "[[WolverinePublicity gratuitous guest appearances]]" in their article on the character.
** Their [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots Cy-Kill]] pages usually point out how [[OverusedRunningGag old and tired]] killing off this character is.
** Certain people known for bad work in ''Transformers'' tend to get a jab in at some point or another. Shane [=McCarthy=], Pat Lee, Andy Shmidt, and Creator/DanDiDio being among them.
** Certain pieces of work such as ''The Beast Within'' and ''Transformers Continuum'' are often cited for their horribleness.
*** In the former's case, the error that is listed? "This comic was produced."
** Most of the pages detailing Titan Comics' ''Animated'' stories chide them for MoralDissonance, OutOfCharacter behavior, lackluster writing, and Afterburn (namely the MartyStu nature of the character.).[[invoked]]
** The trivia for Knock Out from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' takes a moment to castigate members of a [[FanConvention Botcon]] panel who made some very insensitive remarks about his supposed sexuality.
*** Unintentionally, at least....which may make it even ''worse''.
** Drift's page take a moment to note that he is "Your horrible fan-character". (That is, Drift before he was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap). [[invoked]]
** The page on B.O.T. is ''brimming'' with these, all aimed directly at the episode.
** [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Angry_Birds_Transformers The page]] for ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers'', in reference to a marketing officer claiming that the collaboration aims to appeal to old and new fans of ''Transformers'', snarks, "[[SarcasmMode Because that always works out swimmingly]]."
*** The fandom also tends to pile on the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in line as well, for being a prime example of that and the figures (minus the alien ones) being pretty crappy.
** Not long after Creator/ShiaLaBeouf's "I am not famous anymore" paper bag mask stunt at the Berlin premiere of ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}'', his photo on the wiki was promptly changed to that. The kicker? The caption was also changed at the same time, from "Sam and ComicBook/SquirrelGirl are slated to become a couple in ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers[=/=]Transformers" to "''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Revenge of the Fallen]]'' was rough on us all."
** Any given episode article about Anime/TransformersEnergon will likely have one (excluding the Pain Count). The final episode even has a bit decrying how the whole series is ultimately pointless, questioning why anyone bothered watching it in the first place.
* WikiMagic: Probably one of the more triumphant examples. Started out as a sad, dismal little Website/{{Wikia}} wiki until [[Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}} David Willis]] came across it and pressganged a bunch of fellow fans into working on it. It's now one of the most comprehensive and meticulously maintained fan wikis out there on the Net, to the point where even some of the various official creators have been known to use it as a reference.
* YourMom: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Your_mom_(disambiguation) There's a page for it.]]