A somewhat fun thread... Why do Transformers heads always fall off...

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Archaea, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Archaea

    Archaea Autobot Archeaologist

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    Why do Transformers heads always fall off when they die?
    Me and a friend were talking about this. I've noticed on MANY times in the movies.. No matter how a TF dies.. their heads always seem to just pop right off.
    So I'm like wtf is that about? You'd think they'd have stronger neck mechanisms.. They are like freakin jack in the boxes.

    Any guesses as to why?:lol 
     
  2. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    happens to my sons transformers toys too the heads just pop right off, maybe the movies are just being true to the origins of the toys
     
  3. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 Heart Like a Hand Grenade

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    just so we can say "he's dead, jim".

    and i don't even understand what it means.
     
  4. Overlord Balder

    Overlord Balder Voices Slugslinger!

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    Actually, Sentinel died and his head was still on his shoulders.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    In fact unless damage to their heads is the cause of death they're heads always stay on when they die.
     
  6. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Until Optimus Prime decides to take it off :p 
     
  7. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Ironhide's body rusted from the center outwards -- that is, his neck disintegrated before his head, which is what causes it to fall off.

    Not sure why Wheeljack/Q's head just falls off. Was he shot in the neck or something?
     
  8. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    There head coming off is only true of like... 40% of the dead. And then, it's due to the head being the location of where they were injured.
     
  9. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Weak ball joints.
     
  10. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Because Michael Bay wanted them to.
     
  11. Bountyan

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    Optimus Prime could kitbash his own Transformer head by using Shockwave's eye, Sentinel's helmet, Megatron's skull, and the Fallen's face.
     
  12. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Igor's autobot twin.....SOMETHING!!!!!!
     
  13. SideSwipe154

    SideSwipe154 Not a Decepticon

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    heads come off:
    TF1:
    bonecrusher
    frenzy (if he counts)
    TF2:
    grindor(if he counts)
    mixmaster
    devestator
    the fallen
    *****SPOILERS***** if necessary
    TF3:
    1 of 3 dreads
    ironhide
    laserbeak(if counts)
    the driller(or dweller)
    que
    megatron
     
  14. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Soundwave's head also exploded when Bumblebee blasted through his chest. And a pretty big chunk of Starscream's head as well.
     
  15. DK Prime

    DK Prime Crazy Dane

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    LOL would look funny.

    The Thing, Transformers style..lol
     
  16. Grandum

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    they come off because 'lil kiddies will think it's cool lookin'
     
  17. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    The only case where I'd consider this is with Ironhide's death but I've thought about this. What I figure is that Transformers are different from humans; they can have limbs taken off and easily survive and take damage that they can shake off unlike humans. Because of this invulnerability the only legit way to kill a Transformer is to either a) remove the head or b) destroy the spark.
     
  18. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    A bit of clear nail polish will clear that problem right up.
     
  19. Archaea

    Archaea Autobot Archeaologist

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    lol kinda like

    "Daddy his head popped off!"
     
  20. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    I'm not talking 'bout the toys...(thanks for the tip,though)I'm saying the robots are like there toy counterparts.
     

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