Are Humans Really Vermin To Cybertronians?

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  1. Spunky

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    In Transformers Prime, Starscream refers to us as vermin. Most humans would find this really insulting being compared to cockroaches and rats.

    But you know what? Could we really be vermin to a race of giant robots? What do all creatures we label as vermin have in common. Well first of all, they are small creatures that reproduce at a very fast rate. We are rather small compared to Cybertronians. And I wonder if we reproduce at a very fast rate compared to Autobots and Decepticons. Arcee did mention that "humans multiply".

    Second, like insects and rats, we have the potential, through our great numbers, to consume everything in our path. Humans are rapidly destroying their planet due to their need for a great amount of resources to feed their ever growing numbers. Autobots and Decepticons are probably aware of this aspect of us.

    So is Starscream correct? Are we really vermin from their perspective?
     
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    Yep, that's what Unicron called us. :lol 


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    Yeah, to Decepticons at least. Autobots see us as equals. It's pretty much the same in all series. There isn't normally name calling, but in every series the Decepticons tend to see us a worthless little creatures that live only to get in their way and irritate them.
     
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    The Deceps aren't totally wrong either. From a biological standpoint, we are very similar to rats, pigs, and all manner of organisms. So as far as the deceps are concerned we are vermin.
     
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    In the show the Decepticons call us a lesser species and thus, vermin.
    In reality however we could also be considered vermin since we invade the habitats of other organisms, wipe them out, and use up all the resources for our own needs.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    The fu*k does reproduction have to do with it?
    We're small. We get in the way. Thats enough for us to be called vermin to a larger race. But reproduction doesn't have shit to do with crap.
     
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    An alien villain called humans vermin. Because he's an alien villain. That is all reasoning he and the others 10000 dudes that did it need.
     
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    Indeed. :lol 
     
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    No. It's not.

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    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you counter a Grammar Nazi.
    Not calling you a Grammar Nazi Thenames9 I was just usuing your post as an example. :3
     
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    Not for nothing but we need to have a spell check icon on these boards.

    Taking a step further, please add grammer check icon, too, if possible.
     
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    Can't lie, I laughed.

    Probably better if people bettered themselves than relying on machines to think for 'em.

    EDIT:
    For the thread, the word "vermin" is entirely a subjective word, the Cybertronians could be "vermin" to us as well. You could apply damn near anything to be a form of "vermin" if you really pondered hard on it.
     
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    Like if I said, my homework is vermin to me?
     
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    Look at the things humans call vermin. Rats produce quickly and their numbers can explode rapidly. Flies reproduce in large numbers. A few roaches can quickly turn into thousands of roaches.

    Creatures that reproduce slowly are rarely called vermin because they don't have the numbers to be a pest.
     

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