CNA?

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  1. repair_bay

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    Does anybody know what it stands for? Its an interesting concept, but the Transformers Wiki has very little information about it, and I'm not sure if it even has an official name other than CNA. If you've got no idea, what do you think it stands for? I'd just like to see some ideas here.
     
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    CNA is the Transformers equivelant of DNA. I guess 'cuz they're robot they have a different "genetic" build.

    Basically, if DNA's full form is deoxyribonucleic acid (last time I checked), then CNA can mean a number of robot equivelants.
     
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    What he said. No idea what it'd actually stand for, but basically it's their cybergenetic code; the stuff that makes each Transformer unique.
     
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    Cybernucleic acid? Maybe swap out acid with something.
     
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    Algorithms?
     
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    lol thats all I got from the wiki was that it was their genetic material.

    Cybernucleic is the only thing i could think of as well. maybe lol I'm just curious because I've been thinking about something like this for a while, but never realized it was in a G2 comic. It was brought to my attention through Spotlight Arcee. Hopefully, they'll let us know in later issues or something. Or a question for Simon Furman perhaps?
     
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    I like the idea of it being cybernucleic algorithms. An algorithm is the fundamental basis of logic for a computer, so if each Cybertronian had a unique cybernucleic algorithm, that could be the fundamental building block of each unique Cybertronian being. Small changes in the algorithm = different transformers.
     
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    Interesting thought. I think you guys got something. I still wonder, though...
     
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    Couldn't it just be CynerNetic Algorithms?
     
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    I believe it stands for "Contrived Narrative Artifice"...

    ...or just "Simon Furman Is Out Of Good Ideas"
     
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    Oooh, that's really cool. That's what I'm going with.

    BAM! Now it's canon! (for me:D )
     
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    Compositionally Nucleated Austenite?

    Carbon Nanograin Aluminum?

    Ceramic non-eqilibrium Allotropes?


    There's a whole bunch of things you can use. It might just even be a data format, or a name for the nanobot-style mixture the transformers reproduce with like in G2.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. It came off as very contrived and probably his worst attempt to explain something in the mythos that he dislikes to date. Frankly, I prefer his first attempt in the Marvel UK over this, but I honestly feel that it's best to just accept certain things and not attempt to over analyse them or you get into some of the more horrendous aspects of Transformers fiction. Case in point I suppose.
     
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    Cyber/Nano Algorithms is the official name!

    Actually it stands for Cyber/Nano Algorithms, and that is officially. It is part of the universe and franchise/series. Its Cyber/Nano Algorithms :)  Hope you'd glad and happy finally to hear the right word ;D
     
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    And you know this how..?

    (also, welcome :D )
     
  17. Chris McFeely

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    It was explained in the AllSpark Almanac II. Not that we needed a two-year-old thread revived for it.
     
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