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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, "Turns Out, I'm a Wikipedian" note 

TFWiki.net is the Transformer franchise's most prominent fan wiki. Unlike most wikis, its style is rather informal and chock full of Lampshade Hanging, Running Gags, Mythology Gags, Shout Outs, and Memetic Mutation. (Though it's also still very meticulously referenced and informational.) This of course leads to great synergy with This Very Wiki, being the source of page quotes, or even trope names, and lending itself to cross promotion. Many actual Transformers staff members (mostly Promoted Fanboys) contribute, including Jim Sorenson, Greg Sepelak, and David Willis.

Can be found here. Also check out the IDW Hasbro Wiki and the GoBots Wiki, maintained by the same editors. Not to be confused with the Team Fortress Wiki, the other TF wiki, which formerly had the domain "TF2Wiki.net".


This wiki provides examples of:

  • Take That!:
    • 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 Wolverine "a completely unlikeable asshole" who makes "gratuitous guest appearances" in their article on the character.
    • Their Cy-Kill pages usually point out how 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 Dan DiDio being among them.
    • Certain pieces of work such as The Beast Within, Transformers Continuum, and Combiner Wars are often cited for their horribleness. In the former's case, the error that's listed? "This comic was produced."
    • Most of the pages detailing Titan Comics' Animated stories chide them for Moral Dissonance, Out of Character behavior, lackluster writing, and Afterburn (namely the Marty Stu nature of the character.).invoked
    • The trivia for Knock Out from Transformers Prime takes a moment to castigate members of a Botcon panel who made some very insensitive remarks about his supposed sexuality.
    • Drift's page take a moment to note that he's "Your horrible fan-character". (That is, Drift before he was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap). invoked
    • The page on B.O.T. is brimming with these, all aimed directly at the episode.
    • The page for Angry Birds Transformers, in reference to a marketing officer claiming that the collaboration aims to appeal to old and new fans of Transformers, snarks, "Because that always works out swimmingly."
    • The fandom tends to pile on the Animorphs tie-in line as well, for being a prime example of that and the figures (minus the alien ones) being pretty bad.
    • Not long after Shia LaBeouf's "I am not famous anymore" paper bag mask stunt at the Berlin premiere of 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 Squirrel Girl are slated to become a couple in Great Lakes Avengers/Transformers" to "Revenge of the Fallen was rough on us all."
    • Any given episode article about Transformers Energon 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.
    • They take some potshots at Transformers: Deviations, a "What if" comic where Optimus survived the battle of Autobot City. The wiki compares it to a weak fanfic from 1994, due to it's premise (My childhood hero never died!), it's treatment of almost every new character from the movie (They all die), and the fact that basically everybody hates Hot Rod for no apparent reason. They even lampshade the Psychological Projection in the "Other Notes" section of the page.
    • Bill O'Reilly making a Newscaster Cameo in Dark of The Moon, and so the wiki has pages on both him and Fox News-neither of which are kind to the subject matter. In particular, they refer to Fox as "Fox News [sic] Channel" and take numerous shots at O'Reilly for his reputation as a sexual predator.
    • Articles written in late 2016 such as the penultimate issue of More Than Meets the Eye that feature the intensely racist, xenophobic Sentinel Prime all take jabs at the similarly intensly racist, xenophobic Donald Trump.
    • The articles for Megatron: Origin take shots at the threadbare nature of the plot by having their summaries just be "some guy [performs action] for the hell of it".
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Invoked by the captions for Mega and Ultra Pretenders.
    Guys who can be in three places at the same time? Nope, no stories about them. More Bumblebee!
  • Wiki Magic: Probably one of the more triumphant examples. Started out as a sad, dismal little Wikia wiki until 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.
  • Your Mom: There's a page for it.

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