Facial Hair on Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Witwicky Camaro, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    I was watching Transformers: The Movie this Saturday past, and I wondered why Transformers have the shapes of "Facial Hair" on their faces. Silly question, I know, but is it supposed to signify a Transformer's age, or does it just look cool to have a Robot with a Soul-Spot, Mustache, or a Goatee?
     
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    good point. we have yet to see TFs with mutton chops, where are they?
     
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    well hair on the face I am used to but good thing there was none on there heads, As a TF w/ dreadlocks would look a bit wacked!
     
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    It's more a sign of badassedness, like with biker gangs. Scourge is a spaceship Hell's Angel.

    From hell.
     
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    I think Wreckgar's got him beat, since he actually has a bike
     
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    I like to think of the facial "hair" on transformers are extentions of sensor clusters located in and around the mouth. They are activated when other sensors begin to fail due to old age. They can be configured to search for energon, or other fuel sources.
     
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    facial hair is weird, but eyes, noses, mouths, and obviously human influence is normal?

    kinda funny.

    Aliens, whether organic or mechanical, would look absolutely nothing like us. Look at the vast biodiversity of this planet alone. Now imagine another planet millions of lightyears away with it's own evolutionary record. The chances of co-evolution on different planets is next to impossible. So even if you do want to imagine sentient robots, they would not have evolved human-like bodies and facial features.
     
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    Unless they got the idea from TV.
     
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    BA, Nightscream, Mach Kick and others have head hair.
     
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    I agree. Especially in the case of the Junkions.

    Besides, if TFs have the ability to change their alt mode to blend into their surroundings, why wouldn't they be able to alter their other form for similar reasons?

    Who knows, maybe Unicron may have seen a TF doc on the Hell's Angels, thought it was a good look and used it on Scourge.

    Technically, so does movie Arcee (TF07, that is).
     
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    this is the perfect thread to show off my bearded transformer drawings from the guys at botcon!


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    woot!:lol 
     
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    I love goatee Megatron.
     
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    goatee? thats a full on lumberjack beard brah
     
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    i got bored and i was hanging out with someone and was laughing about trions beard and decided to get the artists to draw me a bearded transformer, all i asked for is a transformer with a beard and they had free reign to how it looked in every aspect, they seemed to have fun doing it! haha
     
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    Megs looks like Castro. XD
     
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    dammit now i want to draw meCASTROn too
     
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    Its just facial detail, its not like Transformers shave or maintain their facial 'hair'. They don't even 'grow' it. Its just part of their head like a face-plate is.
     
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    *ahem*
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