Drunk on Energon?

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  1. Ratchets Hatch

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    I've been thinking about that G1 episode where some of the Decepticons get drunk on Energon. It doesn't make much sense to me.

    Humans get drunk from alcohol because it impairs brain function. The human body sees alcohol as "foreign" and it takes time to process it. However, Energon is something that all Transformers regularly consume, so their bodies shouldn't see it as "foreign." Energon is, basically, food for Transformers. Consuming large quantities of it would not result in impaired brain function. If anything, it would make them more alert, like a sugar high.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    Maybe they overcharge themselves, and certain subsystems running at supercapacity to convert the energon to usable energy drains resources from the other systems and simulates an intoxicated state. Sort of like how if a human eats a ton of really rich, calorie-dense food or hard to digest food, and gets tired instead of energized.
     
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    I'm not sure if your studding medicine or health of some type, but I can tell you your a bit misinformed.

    "more alert from a sugar high"???

    This is not the case for every person, I myself get rather "high" kije being drunk or on drugs when I consume large amounts of surgar.

    I have known some to have the same effects with chocolate, and other foods.
     
  4. Mospeada

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    You can be food drunk. Take a look at how punchy Adam Richman gets on "Man Vs Food" sometimes.
     
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  6. IronicHide

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    Maybe energon actually is Cybertronian alcohol and every transformer is just goddam drunk in every episode ever. Go on, watch those early G1 eps again. They are wrecked. All of them.

    The Decepticons just took it that bit too far. I wish Megatron finally told Soundwave what a buzzkill he was in that episode.
     
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    There is "Water Intoxication" (though it's not the same thing as with Alcohol).
     
  8. alanyap

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    Internal functions of transformer and how they process their digested fuel/power has yet to be explained in-depth canonically.
     
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    Maybe the more pure the energon, the more effect!
     
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    Maybe it was just a throwaway scene meant as a joke.
     
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    You're a buzzkill, Trypticon 2010. ;) 
     
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    I don't see why they couldn't get 'drunk' on Energon. Practically everything you consume is poison if consumed in large quantities. Even the healthy thingies.
     
  13. ABrown

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    It's possible that maybe they had created that batch of energon slightly differently than a normal batch of energon. To use a real world example, wine is made from grapes. But grape juice isn't the same thing as wine. So say that what they normally consume could be like grape juice, but this particular batch was like wine.
     
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    ^ That's a good way to explain it. Works for me :lol 
     
  15. Ratchets Hatch

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    That makes a lot of sense, actually.
     
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    I think the Petro Rabbits made a bad batch of energon for Megatron and the boys.
    Only if Kup was a decepticon to help megs with his problem.
     
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    I always found it odd that what is basically the Transformers' blood would cause them to become drunk if too much is consumed. Obviously, the scene from G1 was caused by an offscreen Perceptor poisoning the energon. Because he was totally super hardcore in the G1 cartoon.
     
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    So Energon = Beer and Dark Energon = Drugs?
     
  19. Karhukjnsi

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    I'm so down with Energon, then. But FUCK the "light/lite" stuff.
     
  20. Nope

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    Didn't Apache and Lio Convoy get drunk in BW II?
     

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