Are transformers magnetic?

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  1. tchad

    tchad Well-Known Member

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    I was know there has to be crossovers related to this - I'm wondering how magnets would affect them.

    They are alien - would their 'metal' still hold a positive/negative magnetic charge?

    Would Magneto destroy all the transformers in a nerd rage comic battle?

    Is Adamantium as strong as Transformers metal? Is the Wolverine crossover 'former made of Adamantium all over - at all?

    Did Ratchet make Grimlock out of earth metal?
     
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    Well, in the Animated DS game, you can use magnets to pick them up.
     
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    Ratchet's magnets in Animated seemed to affect Transformers the same as they affected regular metal and machines, along with his EMP, which affected their programming up to and including wiping their memory.

    And of course there was the one episode where the magnet on the assembly line picked up Prime. And oh yes, how could I forget Sentinel being picked up by his head that way. :lol 

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    I'm pretty sure Circuit Breaker's powers were electromagnetically based.
    Although, they were more electric than magnetic.

    Gah, even though I generally like those kind of powers, she's one of my least favorite G1 Marvel characters.
     
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    If they're made of Iron, Nickel, or Cobalt, then yes.
     
  6. tchad

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    I'm the noob who plays with his minimates, MP Voltron and Prime and now some ROTF stuff too at work all day long. I was just curious if minimate Magneto would align with ROTF Megatron to stop Prime and Grimlock - or if Magneto could just wipe all of them out.

    right now Grimlock and Venom are smashing Megatron in tank mode.
     
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    G1 Windcharger had magnetic powers. He used them to lift Bumblebee in one episode. In the early comics he also used them against the defenses in the Ark, which would've been made of Cybertronian metals.
     
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    I would find that hard to believe. As Optimus Prime himself said, they are made of "durabilium steel, the hardest metal in the galaxy". I'm guessing presumably by hardest he means toughest, as just being hard would not withstand photon blasters and the like.

    I suppose if you brought in stuff from another galaxy, it could be stronger, but that's only if you take what he said literally. Galaxy could just be either an exaggeration or just a symbolic term to show how strong it really is.
     
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    Problem of course is that standard physics/chemistry should still apply in outer space, and any metals above the currently known elements would probably be both a) radioactive and b) unstable.
     
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    Well, according to the various TF media out there, most of the time i don't see radioactive TFs who are unstable. Biut then again, standard Physics/Chemistry probably doesn't get much priority in TF media...
     
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    Windcharger can kick magneto's ass anytime.
    Hell, even the decadent Fallen Prime would shut him down.
    magneto and every other marvel emo character can suck Devastator balls AFAIAC.
     
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    If I recall correctly, Wolverine's claws cut through Transformers pretty easily. (Transformers vs. Avengers comic...probably the only reason to read the series.)
     
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    I dunno - Windcharger's magnetic abilties tended to drain his power quite quickly and then leave him weakened and vulnerable. Magneto seemed happily capable of doing a lot with his powers at the same time and for longer.
     
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    I'm sure they are magnetic, but Magneto would have a helluva time destroying them all, just because the villain wiping all the alien robots off the face of the planet would be anti-climactic.

    And Movie!Jazz has that magnetic hand.
     
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    They could well be made of some kind of alien alloy, produced in a process impossible on our world / with our level of technology.

    I was always a fan of the idea hinted at in the first movie though (in a conversation between Epps and Lennox) - they have surface level forcefields all over their bodies to dissipate energy weapons and provide general, basic protection.
     
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    There's no reason that Cybertronian materials science couldn't have advanced to picotech engineering. Their armor and body components could well be made up of elements and structures which simply don't exist naturally, or have four-dimensional structures, or are artificially arranged in fractal force-dispersing atomic arrays.
     

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