Does the public know about the Autobots?

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  1. Rusty24

    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

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    In DOTM, does the general public know about the transformers before the Chicago attack. The news anchors on Fox News and CNN both specifically mentioned the Autobots and Galloway said the secret is out in ROTF. But the NEST guards and the government still act like it's a secret. I personally think it's just the government desperately trying to cover up a secret that everyone knows.
     
  2. OptimusPancake

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    Sideswipe and ironhide both clearly transform on a city street where a bunch of people probably saw them.
    lol someone should of posted that on youtube or something in the tf movie verse
     
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    I think it's safe to say the secret was out sometime after the great pyramids were nearly completely destroyed..
     
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    I think they do in DOTM. They we're talking about them on The O'Reilly Factor, I think.
     
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    The public knows, but they don't know were exactly they are.
     
  6. Starscreamownz

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    I think after the Fallen makes his broadcast people know. The government just pretends they dont exist because thats what happens when governments have something secret and embarrassing revealed.

    They try to cover it up or pretend its not true.
     
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    Well someone missed the part when simmons and bill o'reilly were discussing the presence of the autobots on public television.
     
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    Diego Garcia was compromised by Soundwave thanks to Galloway. In any case they had to switch bases.

    Dylan Gould said he was never able to place an agent close to the Autobots. I think this applies to NEST very well.
     
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    They're public knowledge. They're just keeping it a secret where they're stationed, like you would with any secret task force.
     
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    Public knows, it's just the Government is up to it's usual games. Like in the beginning and ending of every month, the public knows there will be a beef up on highway patrol officers because they have to meet their monthly quotas of tickets, but City Hall will never blatantly acknowledge this.
     
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    Yes.

    It'd just be damn silly at this point if the public didn't know about them.
     
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    THIS

    Exactly we don't want bad people knowing where the good guys are now do we??
     
  13. Rusty24

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    They destroyed half of Mission City, Shanghai, the Pyramids, D.C., and Chicago; if the public doesn't notice something's up by now then they have reached a new low in stupidity.
     
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    lmao i remember hearing in ROTF that they covered up the Los angeles battle in TF1. How is that possible?
     
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    The Fallen revealed the existence of the Transformers over live television worldwide in ROTF. Also, in DOTM, Bill O'reilly speaks about them in a way which suggests that the public knows about them. Once more, when the Autobots were exiled from Earth and their ties with the U.S. military were severed, it was on national news, airing on CNN. So, the answer is: Yes, the public knows about the Autobots.
     
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    The comics said it was a company that made search and rescue robots. They malfunctioned and the battle in TF1 took place lol
     
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    the public knows in DOTM cnn mentions prime by name
     
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    search and rescue robots that are 50ft tall and can transform into anything? lol.
     
  19. Rusty24

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    If I had to guess, I would think that the government paid the witnesses off and said that some missiles malfunctioned and shot up the city. Or they might have went the way of Men in Black and attributed it to swamp gas light reflections.
     
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    Dude, that was their job. The Autobtos aren't a secret, but their NEST base is.

    Everyone knows the CIA, but you can't just walk into their building.
     

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