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     Onslaught's gun 
  • When Onslaught first shows up in the movie, he is seen having been imprisoned in the TRF prison. He throws his gun out the door but then it turns out he can't get out cause he's too fat. Then, why did he throw his gun out the door in the first place? Why not just use the gun to have shot his wall a bunch of times and make the door bigger?
  • Onslaught had a gun on him the whole time he was in the TRF prison. What did TRF let him keep that gun for? He's being imprisoned but not disarmed for his crimes?

     Optimus says Steal 
  • Optimus claims "To save earth and her people, we are going to steal Quintessa's staff!" Isn't "steal" supposed to be a negative connotation of "take"? "Steal" means to take what is rightfully someone else's, but Quintessa's staff doesn't rightfully belong to her if she's going to use it to wipe out human cities off the earth. Take away might be a better choice of words.
    • So? The Death Star rightfully belonged to the Empire. Just because she's evil doesn't mean she forfeits property rights (unless there's a Cybertronian law to that effect, I guess).

     Starscream's head 
  • The whole Internet has been asking this lately. Why is Starscream's head intact in this movie when clearly it was dismantled and blown into pieces back in Dark of the Moon?
    • A likely answer is that someone repaired his head, but who would it be?
      • It could be the KSI from Age of Extinction who collected all the dead Transformers bodies as spoils of war from the Battle of Chicago to get as much as data as they can to create man-made robots. Perhaps they wanted Starscream's head back in one piece as part of the designing process of their prototype robots.
      • Perhaps some Decepticon that landed on earth and built Starscream's head back together.

     Last time Bumblebee spoke 
  • Optimus claims that he did not hear Bumblebee speak since Cybertron died. But didn't he hear him do so back at the end of the first movie that came out in 2007?
    • Perhaps at the end of the 2007 film, Bumblebee's voice was altered and it sounded different than his usual voice.
    • I was always unclear whether or not that line was meant to be Bumblebee's own voice, or him using another radio clip. I admit I don't know where the clip could be from, though.

     We already did Knights 
  • Is there supposed to be some relationship between the Dinobots from the last movie and the Knights of Iacon? It feels like the Dinobots just lost their "mystic knight" status sometime between this film and the last, and these new characters just picked it up.
    • Lockdown called them knights. Optimus calls them "legendary warriors".

     What has happened to my world? 
  • Optimus is surprised to see Cybertron devastated. When was it ever anything but devastated? I thought the war destroyed Cybertron. That was a main plot point, right? Sentinel in the third movie was trying to use resources from Earth to rebuild civilization on the planet? And that's why they couldn't flee in the face of persecution in the fourth film?

     Your Size May Vary 
  • Why is Cybertron dramatically smaller than we saw in the third movie?
    • My personal theory is that since it got halved in DOTM and is made from Transformium like it's inhabitants, it's not too hard to imagine that Quintessa just transformed it or it has some sort of failsafe system to keep it in sphere form. It's the best reason I can come up with, anyway.
    • Cybertron varies in size even within the movie. Like, the establishing shots in space show that Cyberton is now smaller than earth, but it's still moon-sized and its chunks that approach our planet should at least be as large as a mid-sized country, and yet when the action is with the characters that clearly isn't the case. On the other hand, nonsensical shifts in size and mass is such a staple in the franchise, honestly that's the least of the film's problems.

     We learned Earth languages through the World Wide Web 
  • We learn Transformers have been interacting with humans since at least the 5th century. Optimus' explanation for their English fluency back in film one was that they learned off the Internet. This implies that they didn't speak Earth languages until the invention of the Internet, so how did they communicate with humans back then?
  • Well, it could be that they slowly learned it from humanity before internet, but that internet allows them to learn it in seconds.
  • The series frequently retcons a lot of stuff from earlier movies to make things work, it's just that Last Knight is extra retcon-y.

     Our worlds are now joined as one...? we all dead right? 
  • So the film ends with Cybertron literally connected to the Earth/Unicron not to beat a dead horse, but wouldn't that have caused at least some form of ecological, not to mention, apocalyptic damage, even if it wasn't with Quintessa trying the earth dry, it seems to be a bit bigger than the earth, and if something as small (astronomically speaking) as the moon can affect the earth from in the region of 240 thousand miles away, how is it that Cybertron which while being mostly honeycombed hollow, would still have a significant gravitational field, the second Cybertron hit even near the moon, we would start to feel problems straight away. not to mention the part of Cybertron imapacting, that would of caused extinction events several times over. (to be fair this probably applies to Cybertron in Dark of the Moon). also are they just leaving cybertron there, the ending wasn't clear.

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