Cybertron

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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    We see the Autobots and Decepticons going back and forth Earth/Cybertron. Is Cybertron in the same Galaxy as Earth? and what is the distance between the two planets? without using the Spacebridge

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  2. SouthtownKid

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    In the original series (and maybe others), Cybertron is a moving planet.

    In the Marvel comics, it wandered very near Earth just prior to the events of the first issue and the TFs crash landing on Earth.

    In the cartoon, the Decepticons relocated Cybertron inside our solar system. That's why the characters can go back and forth so quickly.
     
  3. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Doesn't it usually orbit Alpha Centauri, the second closest star to Earth?
     
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    Maybe in some continuities. In G1, it kind of wanders around, adrift in the galaxy. By the time of Beast Wars, the Maximals found a new star to set Cybertron in orbit around.
     
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    Facinating.
     
  6. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Is there any mention of them being able to move faster than light (I honestly don't know) besides what Skywarp does?

    Since the Milky Way is 120,000 light years across, I'm guessing it's pretty limited to the local galaxy.
     
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    Light speed?
    Brave Maximus 670,616,629 mph / Light speed
    Dreadwing 670,616,629< mph / Light speed<
    Tigerhawk 1,005,924,944 mph / 1.5x Light speed
     
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    Yea I get your point but its a cartoon its not meant to be releastic all the time :D 
     
  9. Chris McFeely

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    In the Marvel and Dreamwave comics, Cybertron orbited Alpha Centauri, the closest star to Earth. In the Marvel comics, the ferocity of the war shook it out of orbit, and it became a rogue planet moving through space, passing by Earth at the time the Autobots and Decepticons left the planet. Simon Furman's pseudocanonical novella "Alignment" suggests the planet later found a home in the fictional Hadean system. It never left orbit in Dreamwave continuity

    It's point of origin is never discussed in the cartoon, but it is consistently presented as existing outside the Milky Way galaxy until the space bridge is used to teleport it into Earth's solar system in "The Ultimate Doom". The idea that it drifts in space, like the Marvel comics, helps to explain how Skyfire and Starscream could have made it to the planet under their own power as seen in "Fire in the Sky", as you could posit it was much closer at the time, before drifting much further away.

    In the IDW comics, Cybertron orbits the star Shalua, which is part of the Scorpius constellation. In Animated, it rests in the Hadeen system (named for the Hadean system from "Alignment"). While the former is real and the latter fictional, they both exist within the Milky Way.
     
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    Yeah, what he ^ ^^ said!
     
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    Agreed. Cybertron would have to be fairly close (relatively speaking), simply because space is so unfathomably huge. Even in Star Trek, where they had light-speed travel and wormholes, I'm pretty sure everything happened within the Milky Way. The distance between galaxies is so vast that even at light speed it would take thousands of years to get to the closest one.

    Wow. Great post! :thumbs2: 

    And then there was Blurr RUNNING from Earth to Cybertron in Animated. That's so over the top that it stretches the believability even in a kid's cartoon (how did he get across the millions of miles of empty space between planets and solar systems? Swim through the ether?). But I don't mind, cause it was a cool moment and Blurr is just that awesome. :D 
     
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    The coolness is the dominating factor in the explanation! But he didn't actually run from EARTH, he'd been set adrift with Thundercracker and Skywarp, so cosmically speaking, he could have been quite "close" to Cybertron. But for the rational among us, The AllSpark Almanac offers the explanation that he somehow tapped into the space bridges' transwarp network and rode that to Cybertron.
     

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