See Transformers Film Series for the live-action film series.
See Transformers Prime for the series.
See Beast Wars for the series.
See Beast Machines for the series.
See Transformers: Robots In Disguise for the series.
See Transformers Animated for the series.
See Transformers: More than Meets the Eye for the series.
See Transformers Rescue Bots for the series.
Starscream's sparkmutation causes psychological instabilityHe himself is a little better off since he can function in a society due being brought up in a time of peace or at least had a life before the mutation to stabilize him in case it was artificial. But Rampage and Sunstorm weren't so well off, which is why one is a murderer and cannibal and the other is a Primus-obsessed pyromaniac.
All the cars on Earth are actually Robots in Disguise.Let's face it, how else can you explain the fact that Autobot and Decepticon logos are inconspicuous despite how glaringly obvious they are, and the fact that we never ever see a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road? This theory isn't perfect, however... it doesn't account for the fact that tow trucks still obviously exist, as several Transformers use them as an alternate mode.
However, in the 1986 movie, Ultra Magnus actually is Optimus Prime's brother.Magnus' toy is a repaint of Prime's with some fancy armor attachments, and why else would Prime entrust the Matrix with someone so obscure?
Ultra Magnus really CAN deal with that nowHe just doesn't want to and doesn't want anyone calling him out on how lazy he is.
Primus is not immune to the effects of mind-altering substances.Witness the surreal, trippy, back-to-nature "visions" given to Optimus Primal through the Oracle in Beast Machines. These experiences cerainly wouldn't be out of line for something drug-induced, but when Tankorr sent the Diagnostic Drone into the Oracle to show the output he wanted, it was done easily enough, and the drone surely would have detected any halucinogens present. So, with the medium ruled out, the bizarre nature of these visions could very likely stem from the source.
Dragons exist.This one's pretty basic. Transformers generally pick an alt mode by finding something they want to turn into and scanning it. There are Transformers with dragon alt modes. Hence, it's implied that dragons skulk about the universe somewhere.
The alternate Transformers: The Movie history created in Binaltech/Alternators eventually grew into Robots in Disguise and the Unicron Trilogy.Black Convoy explains that the displaced Binaltech Transformers will eventually be the creators of "great beings" charged with "guarding the safety of multi-dimensional galaxies", which sounds oddly like the storyline of the Unicron Trilogy/Universe/Timelines series. Also, a flashback in Cybertron shows four Autobots, resembling Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and someone else, indicating that the G1 Transformers are in some way part of the Unicron Trilogy backstory. Finally, both the Unicron Trilogy and Robots in Disguise make multiple significant uses of a newly-revamped "space-bridge", technology created but abandoned in G1. RiD's part in it all is simple: it has Predacons in it, a faction that wouldn't have come around until much later in the original timeline, but could've popped up earlier in the new timeline, where Beast Wars Ravage (in his own Binaltech body with the spark of original Ravage in it) was still wreaking havoc. It also explains why all of the Terrorcons in Energon are animaloid Transformers apparently lead by a Ravage wannabe.
Both the Quintessons AND Primus are the creators of the Transformers.Despite the contradictory natures of these two origin stories, there's a really simple way of reconciling them: Primus' original creations died out on Cybertron before the Quints came around, and adopted the Quint-built Transformers as surrogates. Evidence of the first part is given in the Generation 2 comic, where it's explained that the very first Transformers had the ability to reproduce through a form of budding, but this process also created the Swarm, which destroyed all metallic life it touched. Officially, Primus put an end to the budding process before the Swarm got too out of control, but the Generation 2 Decepticons still practiced it, meaning that he had somehow failed to completely shut it down. It's possible that, because of this, the Swarm ended up overwhelming and destroying the entire original population of Cybertron, leaving it barren until the Quintessons came and turned it into a factory planet. Then, once the Autobots and Decepticons were developed, Primus saw this as an opportunity to start again and imbued sparks into them, creating the Transformers we all know and love today.
Transformers are capable of reproduction; they are just forgot about it when they converted to being built instead of born.The comics version of G1 and G2 established that the original Transformers were able to reproduce through a form of budding, but it failed miserably. Also, as established by the above, that ability didn't quite get phased out of their system through the generations. Also, the reformatting technology used by the Transformers to rebuild themselves into a new alternate mode must require a tremendous amount of detail to achieve, especially with the Maximals and Predacons, who can even synthesize flesh and blood. So, it's possible that in some form or another, the Transformers were always capable of reproducing naturally, without a factory, but their overreliance on those factories over the millennia caused them to forget that they could. It also explains why there are female Transformers out there, but are not as prominent in numbers as the male or ambiguous ones. But never fear: with all of Cybertron reformatted as a techno-organic paradise at the end of Beast Machines, it's more than likely that Transformers will have no choice but to relearn the act of natural reproduction to survive as a species (organics, even in a techno-organic form, being notoriously more difficult to properly manufacture in a factory or lab than robotics).
Robots in Disguise is a kid's show in the G1 continuity.The reason common names like Optimus Prime and Megatron are used is because it's a very simplified retelling for kids who are Daniel's age. Hey, it's easier than fitting it into actual G1 continuity...
Unicron is Nyarlathotep.Let's see here... Eldritch Abomination(by human standards)? Check. Wanders rather than being sealed? Check. Amasses an army of followers? Check. Most of those followers are mad and/or brainwashed? Check. Walks among sapient beings in a form that looks like one of them? Check. Compare Nyarlathotep at Wikipedia to Unicron at Transfomers Wiki.
Astrotrain did not really need to "Jettison some weight."He was in on Starscream's plot to get rid of Megatron, and they needed a plausible excuse.
The Vok work for Vector Prime.They are (according to Word of God) basically sentient robo-cancer purified by the Matrix, yet they have time travel technology and have devoted themselves to apparently protecting the timeline, which is Vector Prime's job. Vector can't be everywhere at once — the Transformers multiverse is a big place — and so probably sticks with the big problems, most likely the issues directly relating to Unicron. The minor problems, like displaced criminals and scientists, he leaves to his new servants, who get Awesome Power and Time Travel in exchange for protection of continuity.
Universe Ratchet is Movie Ratchet.We know Universe Ratchet isn't G1 Ratchet, and it seems unlikely that he's Animated Ratchet, either, but he had to come from somewhere. The RID Car Brother molds, including X-Brawn (from whom U-Ratchet is recolored), have been noted to have a certain aesthetic similarity to the movie toys. Both Universe Ratchet and Movie Ratchet turn into fire department search and rescue vehicles (not ambulances). M-Ratchet's Voyager toy gives him a small blade for a weapon, while the Fast Action Battler version replaces his right hand with a missile launcher; U-Ratchet has a missile launcher instead of a right hand and a blade for a handheld weapon. U-Ratchet is red and white, which initially made the matchup seem unlikely, until M-Ratchet took a red and white color scheme some time after the movie (the "Rescue Ratchet" toy).
Autobot sparks are Shards, Decepticon sparks are Tsils, and the Allspark is a Force-sensitive artifact.A little-known fact is that there are robotic Jedi Knights in the Star Wars universe, and that there are sentient crystalline beings called "Shards" and Tsil". Perhaps "Sparks" are just "Shards" and "Tsil," and the Allspark is able to grant life to inanimate objects (actually, rearranging certain elements of electronic devices into "Shards" or "Tsil") because it's a highly Force-sensitive artifact.
The wisdom of the Matrix cured Galvatron's insanity.After Optimus Prime releases the accumulated wisdom, Galvatron becomes substantially more lucid and respectful. This lucidity and intelligence lasts throughout both "The Rebirth" and Headmasters. Hence, it would appear that his insanity was counteracted by the Matrix's wisdom.
The Quintessons fell into civil war after the destruction of Quintessa.After "Five Faces of Darkness", whenever Quintessons appear, it's either all Judges or all Prosecutors and Scientists (Sharkticons seem to be evenly split among them, but they apparently have no will of their own.) Evidently, the Prosecutors and Scientists split from the Judges over some matter and struck out on their own.
Devil Z is the evil counterpart to The Oracle/Vector Sigma, just as Unicron is the evil counterpart to Primus.Both manifest as glowy balls of energy, and both have the ability to turn biological matter into mechanical (Megatron used a Key to Vector Sigma to try and cyberform Earth; Devil Z turned Hydra and Buster into robots). Both are capable of combining with Transformers (Vector Sigma with Alpha Trion, Devil Z with Scorponok).
Primacon from the G1 cartoon created Primus to help him redesign the universe.In the G1 cartoon, Primacon claims to have created Unicron as a means of destroying the universe so that he could repopulate it and the Autobots take his word as truth. However, in the comics, Primus and Unicron are also considered to be "brothers," meaning that they had a common source. Primacon devoted his life to creating mechanoids, but he most likely was not able of giving them them the "spark", so he created Primus as a planet-sized energy generator. However, Primus somehow realized that organic life had value, so he chose to ignore Primacon's orders.
In the '86 movie, Hot Rod wanted Prime to die.Let's think about this for a second. Prime had Megatron dead in his sights, and no Autobot, no matter how young and brash, would want to keep their leader from gunning down their sworn enemy's leader. Yes, he saw Megatron reach for that gun, but he probably wouldn't have been able to fire it in time — so why dive in, tackle Megatron, and buy him time?
Barack Obama is Optimus Prime in disguise.During his pre-Super Bowl speech, he used the phrase "roll out." Coincidence? I think not!
The Zodiac is a colossal reservoir of Spiral EnergyIt was used to create the entire freaking universe, and also caused Optimus Prime to evolve into Star Convoy.
The whole thing is an allegory of the Chilean Revolution.Prime is Allende, Megatron is Pinochet & Unicron is Richard Nixon.
Maccadam really is one of the Original Thirteen, and there is also only one Maccadam's Old Oil House in the multiverse
The Axiom Nexus stories take place in our own "real" universeAnd all the Transformers media released here on Earth are actually recorded by the Axiom Nexus multiversal research 'bots.
Dispensor lives.Ratchet didn't kill him; he's the Dew machine in Leo's room in Fallen. Watching. Waiting. Alternately, that machine is Dewbot.
The lesser Seekers orchestrated everything.What kind of Transformer is so abundant on Cybertron that it could possibly be classified as a species? Seekers. And, since, due to "animation errors", multiple Skywarps and Thundercrackers can appear at once, the Seekers were the first Transformers to have the Insecticon cloning ability.
Who was the first person to be revived? Skywarp. One of the Skywarps I mentioned above was hiding in the Ark, and after it crashed on Earth, influenced life into evolving into humans, and then waiting for the humans to develop technology suitable for the Cybertronians. When he thought Earth technology was suitably advanced, he teleported into the volcano that had the Ark lodged in it, and self-destructed. That caused the volcano to erupt, jolting Teletraan-1 back to life. Once the second Skywarp self-destructed, his mind was transported into the first Skywarp, who rolled into place for Teletraan-1 to repair him. After he revived all the other Decepticons, he convinced Starscream to shoot the Ark, knowing that it would throw one of the Autobots into the repair beam. His reason for this is that the Seekers wanted the Autobots and Decepticons to destroy each other, leaving the Seekers. That was almost accomplished in the 1986 animated movie.
Who was reformatted into Scourge? Thundercracker. Knowing of Unicron's abilities, Thundercracker psychically asked him to reformat him and Skywarp into two separate entities, rather than make Skywarp a Sweep, right after he was reformatted into Scourge, and before the Sweeps were created. This was so he and Skywarp could be close to Galvatron, making it easier to influence him.
Who was possibly reformatted into Galvatron's most loyal warrior, Cyclonus? Skywarp. If you think Bombshell became Cyclonus, then Skywarp immediately destroyed him, and took his name. This was for the same reason Thundercracker had for making Skywarp and him separate entities.
Which reformatted characters' original forms appeared at Starscream's Coronation? Thundercracker and Skywarp. Clones of them hung onto Astrotrain, and helped Scourge and Cyclonus lead Galvatron to Starscream.
The Cybertronians were once an organic species.Millions of years ago, their civilization achieved such a level of scientific greatness, that they found a way to transcend life and death by transforming their physical bodies into pure energy. The only way to contain that energy and maintain a living consciousness was within a big freakin' mechanical shell.
Koji persuaded the Autobots to let Sky-Byte off free.The kid thinks Sky-Byte's a hero. Probably wouldn't want him stuck in prison.
Most Transformers are male because Primus is maleWe know Transformers get their sparks from Primus, who I'm pretty sure makes sparks by splitting them off from his own soul. It logically follows that since he's male, most of the sparks that split off from him are male. He does have His feminine side, which is why there are a few distinctly female transformers, just not many.
Mirage survived the movie and was even there in the post-Autobot City scenes.He was just invisible, is all.
Transformers CAN reproduce like humans, they just choose not to.Ok, I admit this sounds stupid, but think about it. The Autobots and the Decepticons have been at war for millenia, and war changes people in more ways than one. Who's to say that the Decepticons wouldn't have slaughtered a few hundred sparklings (or protoforms or whatever you want to call them) if they had the chance? Add to that the fact that giving birth during times of war is dangerous, as your baby is at high risk of ending up dead via gunfire or explosions or anything like that, and you'll understand why, to the Transformers, it's better to just build empty "shells" and bring them to life with whatever McGuffin is at hand than it is to give birth and risk high infant mortality.
G1 Starscream didn't actually betray Megatron at all until after they got to Earth.All we see of Starscream before the arrival on Earth is a guy who thinks he would be a much better leader than Megatron, and isn't shy about saying it. Megatron's commanding one side of a planet-wide war, and logically needs every Transformers he can get. Presumably, Starscream's fighting ability outweighs his being an annoying prick.
Rarified Energon is what Sparks are made of.They say that once the Rarified Energon is used up, no more transformers can be made. What do all Transformers need to be alive? The answer would be sparks.
Unicron is CthulhuOkay, this one isn't that much of a stretch. Let's see here:
Unicron created the Sweeps, in addition to assisting Galvatron in destroying the Matrix, to destroy the Decepticons after the Autobots are defeated, pursuant to a bargain with the QuintessonsThe Sweeps are shown as cowards, though they were specifically created to hunt down and eradicate life forms. In the cartoon, the Quintessons seem confident that they will be able to eliminate the Decepticons with little effort once the Autobots are defeated. "Cowardly" would be the perfect cover for a Sleeper Cell of assassins that would and could descend on a lone foe as a pack and tear him apart, then move on to the next victim. It also means the Quintessons never intended to get their hands, errr, tentacles, dirty in this regard. (But when have they ever?)
Burning justice is spiral energy.In the Cybertron episode "Showdown", Starscream says that "True power...is simple determination! Making the impossible possible through sheer FORCE OF WILL!"; shortly thereafter, he powers up with burning justice. His speech greatly resembles what Kamina is always ranting about, so it's likely that burning justice is in fact spiral energy.
Kiss Players was just a badfic that somehow made its way into CanonOr Japan is just that messed up.
The bad future seen in "Rhythms of Darkness" is the one established by the time reboot at the end of "Time Wars", to which Rodimus Prime and his team returned in the Galvatron segment of "Aspects of Evil!"At the end of "Time Wars", Galvatron, Cyclonus, and Scourge are sucked into a Time Storm, thus stopping the destruction of the universe. The future Autobots then returned to their own time, but as we saw in "Aspects of Evil", the future they returned to was one in which Cybertron was ruled by Galvatron, and they had to flee. In "Rhythms of Darkness", we see that North America is under control of the Decepticons, commanded by Galvatron, who is getting bored at the lack of fighting. Rodimus Prime is close to death, and is strung up between the Twin Towers. This shows that Galvatron is, if anything, even more powerful by this time, and thus the idea of him being the same one as from the UK stories is entirely plausible. Since Furman included a whole lot of references to the UK comic in his US run, this also makes sense from a Doylist perspective.
All Transformers (minus the Predacons/Maximals and Mini-Cons) have an internal device that can alter gravityIt's well known that Transformers seem to move fairly easy for their size even on Earth and the square cubic law. However with a gravity altering device they are capable of making it easier to move about and also lessen the damage of falls. In the first episode of G1 we see all the Autobots rising up and hovering to fight Megatron. Whilst this was more of a one-off it at least explains how the Transformers move relatively the same on different planets. Megatron in his 2007 movie bio is stated to have such a device which he can use to make his hits heavier. In Transformers Energon, Optimus Prime and a few others can hover around and even fly a bit but usually only for a short time and it might be down to such devices and the fact they become energon powered.
Transformers and GI Joe are both the same online game being played by hundreds of different peopleGI Joe is there due to it being part of the same continuity as Transformers. When characters die, that means their accounts got suspended, or they quit. When Optimus dies, but comes back later, that means he lost his account for a while, but revived it. Also, that bum in "Only Human", who is actually Cobra Commander is him after him losing his membership, but still being able to play.
Hammerspace is the cause of energon shortage in G1G1 has carzy hammerspace has an energon shortage. Armada does not have crazy hammerspace and no mention of needing energon. Energon needs energon, but that's because they need it to power a planet wide defense network. RiD does not mention needing it. The movieverse only seems to need energon for new transformers and Prime doesn't seem to care too much. Ergo, hammerspace is a waste of energon.
Starscream is actually the leader of the Decepticons.
What is Jazz is actually blind?Okay, I'll bite and say it. What if Jazz is actually blind, but uses his visor to 'see' per say. I mean, it makes sense with other characters in that era having that problem. It explains why he loves music. Music would be one of those things he could enjoy since he didn't have to see or look at anything to understand it, just listen.
"The Great Upgrade" in BW Era is just first step in Cybertronian and Humanity merging as a speciesFirst off, let's start with reason for each races. Humanity: They wanted to expand from Earth, but lack serious technology and their fleshling selve are bit fragile in deepspace. Cybertronian: With the civil war and all, they found out that their species is dying en masse. They still have the need to revive Cybertron that require massive amount of energon, but at the same time, they needed the scarce energon to sustain themselves. So, with the reason established, each race develop a method to merge with each other. Cybertronian, seeing that human's anatomy conserved much more energy and simply more nimble, decide to upgrade themselves by downsizing the overall size into normal humanoid size shedding the large frame. Human, also in a way, upgrade themselves to this form. But one question remain, the universe at large is largely organic lifeform. In the event of energon absence or depletion, they need to sustain themselves with organic material(i.e eating organic matter). Thus they begun the techno-organic project. This particular project's aim is to integrate Hardiness of metal technology and the organic diversity. As the project almost come to completion, Predacon/Decepticon faction decide that they like staying metal, and sabotage the project, destroying all the tech-org goop on Cybertron. Since all of humanity is either converted to metal or willingly turn themselves into tech-org material, the source of that project is lost aside from the record of humanity's origin, the Golden Disk featured in BW-era.
Unicron and Satan are one and the same
The Autobots' and Decepticons' symbols were originally meant for each other's faction
Primus is God (or an aspect of God).He has the power of creation (perhaps given to him by God). With that power, he created Cybertron, the Thirteen, and the Transformer race.
Rattrap from Beast Wars/Machines hates Decepticons because he used to be one.Specifically the Cybertron's series Ransack. Now hear this troper out. If we WMG that Cybertron and Beast Wars/Machines (and G1 by extension) take place in the universe or that the Transformers have inter-dimensional travel, then this could work. After Cybertron, perhaps the Decepticon escapees-despite their initial goal-go their separate ways. Ransack begins to really see the destruction that he and the other Decepticons cause. Eventually he meets back up with Thundercracker (he was all ready to change sides-albeit to be on the winning side for once-in the last Cybertron episode and is kidnapped by his old teammates when they left) who is now an Autobot. Ransack ends up seeing the light a bit and changes his name and takes on Autobot programming and loathing his past life and what he had done making him very cynical. He joins Primal's crew and makes another name change, which would make it very hard for say Crumplezone to find him again. Through Dinobot, he learns that not all Decepticons/Predacons are destruction bringers.
They're all highly evolved Doras, the minions of the Witch Gisela from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.For starters, in the video game she looks like a motorcycle Transformer. Supposedly she regrets that she is unable to use scientific powers, suggesting that she was once rather intelligent and well-educated. The duty of the Doras is "to declare their opinion", suggesting that she may have been on her school's debate team. They eventually evolved into Autobots and Decepticons, and of course now they're having the mother of all "debates".
Every series in the Aligned continuity take place in their own universes.All sharing the same backstory.
Optimus Prime is the Cybertronian equivalent of Abraham LincolnAltruistic leader? Check. Hates war despite being in a legendarily huge civil war? Check. Has humble beginnings in most continuities? Check. Has a strong belief in the principles of freedom? Check. Wields an ax? That's a big check.
The Transformers multiverse is part of the The Dark Tower Macroverse.And Unicron is in kahoots with The Crimson King. Both are multiversal singularity's that wish to destroy the multiverse. While the Crimson King works by trying to take down the Dark Tower, Unicron does it at a smaller more "enjoyable" scale by eating existence piece by piece. Hell Unicron probably is a weapon designed by the Crimson King Gone Horribly Right.
Kup will be voiced by R. Lee Ermey in the new movie trilogy or the new animated series.
Rob Paulsen will voice Blurr.Using his Rev Runner voice.
The Unicron Singularity will eventually cause a Crisis CrossoverEvidence:
Transformers Go! will be adapted as Transformers Samurai.Kenzan = Prowl, Jinbu = Skydive, Ganou = Inferno, Gekisoumaru = Snarl, Hishoumaru = Divebomb and Sensuimaru = Depth Charge.
A new Transformers series will have Hot Rod/Rodimus as The Hero this time.He will also be The Chosen One, trained to be the next Prime. Optimus himself will be the Supporting Leader, or the Big Good / Reasonable Authority Figure (similar to Animated Ultra Magnus) who's rare appearances will be Moments Of Awesome.
A new Transformers series will acknowledge the neutral/unaligned Cybertronians.
Future Toyline WMGs
There will be another Transformers Crossover toyline