Combiners, how do they work?

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  1. Transbot90210

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    Are combiners made from the point of creation or are they a group of bots that decide to work together?

    I know in "The Key to Vector Sigma" The Stunticons and Aerialbots were combiners from the point of conception. Is this true for all combiners?

    Are any combiners formed by some bots getting together, working well together and then deciding to reformat their bodies to incorperate combiner technology?
     
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    Bruticus i believe was also created as a group to begin with
     
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    Depends on the continuity.
     
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    This is what I am interested in. Has there ever been a situation where a group of bots that can not combine decided to undergo a reformat to become a combiner?

    If so, how does the combined mode personality work? I know in the G1 cartoon the combined form was its own character/personality/individual.
     
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    I'd imagine that's what the situation was in the IDW continuity for combiners after Monstructor. He was supposedly the first combiner of his kind, but driven insane, and thus the process was outlawed. Apparently, the Cons decided to try it again with Devastator. I'm guessing the Aerialbots will become one soon in RID.
     
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    In the US Beastwars Continuity (sort of) Prowl, Ironhide and Silverbolt become a combiner team and form Magnaboss.

    In the G1 continuity (sunbow) the constructicons it seems weren't able to combine at first because Omega Supreme made it seem like them doing so was something new, and horrifying.

    in the PCC line, it seems that some TF had the ability to be combiners, but were missing their drones/minicons. It's also mentioned that gestaltics, the process or name of combiners in their combined form, was reverse engineered from this lost technology. and apparently was also mentioned as horrifying due to the effects it had on the minds of the TF.

    if you're asking how they link, then its interlocking parts and i'd have to assume some level of magnetics. and the mind of the team becomes a collective, which is why alot of combiners seem slow and dimwitted, in the case of the sunbow cartoon. in the marvel comes g1 the gestalts seemed to be of average intelligence. likely the main body was in charge and the limbs followed suit. as for king poseiden and liokaiser. king seemed to be mostly mass produced clones of the potential limbs, with turtler being the only brain. liokaiser, the team always did as liozack commanded, mostly, which lead to his deadliness.
     
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    In the books I believe it is Shockwave who experiments and creates the combiners. How they function is unknown.
     
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    Did he create them from scratch or did he gather together 5 bots and do what he does best to them?


    I know how the G1 style works in regards to combining, brains and how the dynamics of the group effects the combined mode. I'm just curious as to the beginnings. Are you made a combiner or can you become one later in your cycle?
     
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    in my tf book - autobots scients stole blueprints of combiers
     
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    Air, water, fire, earth

    F***ing combiners, how do they work?
     
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    He experimented on living bots. In modern continuities no one is able to build more Cybertronians on a whim like they did in the cartoon.
     
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