Imagine you are to homage your favourite non-TF story in TF One-Shot form…

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  1. AComplicatedBot

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    So here’s a random idea …. Imagine comic executives want to do a series of one-shot What-If Transformers storylines. Imagine that they want you to base the storylines on well-regarded movies and novels. (For example, ‘Throne of Blood’ by Akira Kurosawa is a homage to Macbeth but set in Feudal Japan).

    (Don’t worry they somehow sort out all the approvals with the studios / copyright owners etc You have free-reign to pick your favourite fiction or non-fiction even).


    So what would you do? And it’s a one-shot so you don’t need to make it neatly fit in with the comic or animated universes.


    Here’s my random idea as a starter, (which I wonder if someone else has already thought about … can’t see it though at the moment)

    The Wreckers are dropped into the harshest jungle in Quintessa. Prowl has joined them, saying he is looking for a lost diplomat. They take out some Quintessons easily but it is clear Prowl was after their journal.
    On their journey out they are stalked and taken out one by one. At the end only Springer is left. He suddenly sees there was not just one hunter, and has to face off against the big surprise..

    Welcome … to “Predacon”.

    (Sprinter is Dutch, Roadbuster is Blain with Pathblaster instead of minigun, Whirl is Poncho, etc. I think the Wreckers fit well with the close-knit team in Predator. IDW Roadbuster to me screams Jesse Ventura’s character).
     
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    Let’s say.... hm... oh I don’t know, a brand new Decepticon character (Or take your pick) is known as one of the ‘cons best hackers. He’s got his mind hardwired into Cybertron’s World Wide Web, & spends more time surfing through the net with his mind while his body lays motionless in a lab somewhere. He can crack the toughest security know to bots.

    Until one day the Autobots bomb the lab while this dude is hooked into the web. His body is melted from the extreme fires & explosions & he dies on the table.

    But his mind lives on in the web...

    Driven psychotic by being trapped inside the digital domain, he now takes to hacking into the minds of unsuspecting Autobots while they’re recharging like he’s some kind of computer virus. He torments them with their worst fears & surreal imagery, his melted, distorted features the last reminder that he used to be a real ‘con with a real body.

    Some bots say it’s a living Decepticon virus. But those that have encountered him in their sleep know... it’s A Nightmare in Iacon.
     
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    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    I like that Predator idea :lol 
     
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    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    At the dawn of the Decepticon revolution against the establishment of Cybertron new Decepticon member Triggerhappy is selected to join as escort to a team that will attempt to use experimental space bridge technology to travel to another planet.
    When the experiment is tried something goes wrong and Triggerhappy finds himself on a savage alien planet.
    The planet seems to have had metallic origins but it is a wilderness now.
    Triggerhappy is ambushed by creatures that call themselves Maximals and is taken to their city in the jungle.
    Among his adventures he meets the charismatic Dr Gnashteeth and helps the Maximals rise up against the builders, a small group of Transformers with abilities unrelated to their altmodes.
    At the end of the story Triggerhappy discovers the ruins of Crystal City and realizing what the Decepticon revolt led to he drops to his knees in despair.
     
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    The bot in purple fled across the Sea of Rust and Targetmaster Rodimus followed.

    Everything changed when Engex addicted Drift stumbled across a Portal and Targetmaster Rodimus came through. Experience a journey through history, mythology and alternate dimensions of Cybertron in this quest for Shockwave's Tower.
     
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    These are some great ideas! Loving this thread :D 
     
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    Excellent work so far! I'm currently trying to shoe-horn a Steven Seagal movie theme in to something...

    And animated movies are ok too by the way. (Manga, etc...) Just maybe let's not pick the actual TF movies and in turn meta-4th-wall ourselves into oblivion....o_O 
     
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    A newlywed bride named Roulette arrives at a remote colony only to find that her family had been butchered by a gang of outlaws led by the vile Galvatron II, who framed the outlaw gang leader Motormaster for the crime. Meanwhile, a mysterious, harmonica-playing drifter, Big Convoy, rolls into town with a grudge and the means to see it through.
     
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    During The Fallen's betrayal, Prima tries to stop him, only to be sucked into a portal and vaporized, all except his spark core. Alchemist Prime, upon seeing this, cries out, "Brother!" before having his right arm and left leg likewise destroyed.
     
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    Nice ideas!

    How about this one....

    Arcee wakes up on the floor, her memories lost. Steadily she gets to her feet and makes her way through the building to figure out where she is, but she is interrupted by the Wreckers breaking in. Questioning her, they also discover Nightbeat nearby who has no further information about the labs claiming he is a cop investigating a call-out. Unsure if the two are connected to the mystery, the wreckers detain and escort them to a hidden door.

    Their mission is to investigate the hidden labs under Kalis that where a secret project by shadowy members of the Academy of Science and Technology. Something happened that cut all contact with the labs and initiated emergency lockdown, and the Wreckers were called in to discover what that was.

    Investigating further they discover a mag-rail, and Skids nearby. Also suffering memory loss, he explains he has no information, and the wreckers bring him along. Arcee remembers Skids…

    Regretfully a security system appears to go haywire, and several wreckers are taken out permanently before Topspin can disable it. They discover the main computer core. Activating it unintentionally, they are faced with a visual image of Novastar, a representation of the head scientist Flame’s ‘daughter’.

    And you all know what she says….


    (Ow me head… That’s like 3 different universes smashed together and a couple of huge tenuous links…… but I think Arcee fits in well with the lead character’s kick-ass nature later on. With a suitable shock for a loved character - one of my favs - as the truth comes out…)
     
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    LOTR - well, that's pretty much the 1986 movie aside from the fact that Optimus doesn't come back and the Matrix wasn't created by Unicron that had to be destroyed by tossing it into his stomach.
     
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    Hmmm… one day @WishfulThinking when I get the urge to watch LOTR I’ll have to look into that…. (Yes I’ve never watched it!!)

    I’m going to go and ponder about a fantasy-themed TF epic though… I like a challenge…


    I have one final idea for today:

    Earthforce presented in the style of Police Academy.

    (That one’s probably going to give me nightmares).
     
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    After escaping what was supposed to be his transfer to Garrus-9, Rampage stalks a young group of mech and femme Autobots as his psychiatrist Rung tracks him down.
     
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    The Dinobots have been reprogrammed by the Decepticons to believe they are actually the prehistoric creatures. They later terrorize humans that ended up getting stranded on Dinobot Island.
     
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    I love this idea...

    So since you said it doesn't have to fit into any pre-existing canon...

    Samuel Witwicky is a six foot ape descendant from the Planet Earth. It's Thursday when his house is being torn down.

    As it turns out Samual's Ford Prefect is more than meets the eye. The car transforms into a robot scarring away the construction crew only to tell Samuel that his home is going to be destroyed. Samuel looks at the construction equipment and say "Well not now." The Autobot responds "Not your house, your planet, an alien race known as the Quintessons are on their way here to blow up the Earth and make way for a hyperspace bypass. I've got to get you off the planet before than happens."

    As it turns out Samuel's Ford Prefect was not an Earth automotive but rather an Autobot from the planet Cybertron who had been hiding on Earth for the past 15 years to escape a war on his home planet.

    So they hitch a ride on the Quintesson's ship, then get ejected out into space where they're picked up by the Ark which also happen to be heading to Earth only it got there just to discover it's not there anymore. On board the Ark as it turns out is a human woman named Carly who Samuel had totally blown it with a month ago at a party, another Cybertronain with multiple personality disorder called Punch or CounterPunch depending on which personality you're currently talking to, and an Optimus Prime who's been fighting a war so long he's become paranoid and depressed.

    So yeah basically it's Hitchhoker's Guide to the Galaxy with Transformers. Not sure who the Ford Prefect should be but considering the character got his name from a car I thought it'd be fitting to have an Autobot in the story that actually was that car.

    I think Slartibartfast would be Primacron cause if we're going to do a story about someone who builds planets we might as well have him be a Transformers character who has actually built a planet... and coincidentally Unicron is actually Earth in some continuities so Primacron in this universe building Unicron as the Earth makes a lot of sense.

    I was also thinking in this same universe a story where Bumblebee is a private investigator. Prowl would also be in the story as well as some other proper police bots but Prowl and Bumblebee don't like each other. Basically Bumblebee in this story would be playing the role of Dirk Gently. Professor Chronotis would be Vector Prime. Richard would become Jazz just because that's my brother's name and Jazz is his favorite character. The Electric Monk would be Soundwave. And this whole story would basically take place on Cybertron investigating the murder of Sentinel Prime because why not have a character known for being dead just start out dead in this story too.

    Not sure how to fit Megatron into these stories...
     
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    Inferno, Ironhide, and Powerglide start the movie redetailing and accessorizing their chassis to take on their personas of Firestar, Chromia, and Moonracer and compete in a drag fembot revue. Winning a trip to Iacon to compete in the Miss Drag Cybertron competition. Along the way, they help the small town of Kaon to express itself and to fight bigotry.

    The name of the movie? "To Alpha Trion: thanks for everything! Elita One"
     
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    I'd do a film like E.T. film - thankfully it looks like Travis Knight is doing it for me!
     
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    Following his involvement in the Hate Plague epidemic, Dr. Mark Morgan manages to elude justice on a technicality, but as a result is shunned and cast out by human society, even by his own daughter. Embittered, Morgan disappears into the interior of a remote island whose volcanic activity, perfect water flow for hydroelectric generation, and vast mineral deposits - and a particularly rocky, shoal-ridden coastline with a penchant for practically inviting shipwrecks - provide him with endless raw material for perverse experiments designed to bridge the gulf between man and machine in ways far beyond his daughter's Protectobot-issue exo-leggings, thus making humankind potentially capable of withstanding the destructiveness of the Transformers' ongoing war. It's not just shipwreck victims he's Transformerizing, either - natives, local wildlife, any living flesh creature within his reach soon finds itself essentially Autobot-X'ed. That creates a problem for Waverider when the Autobot Pretender washes up on the island following a battle in which he's separated from his shell and believed lost, as Morgan has no qualms about sidestepping any intent of getting the Autobot back to the mainland and putting more effort into trying to hook Waverider up with one of the doctor's "female Transformers", an attractive number with a feline alt-mode - for no other purpose but for Morgan to see if he's succeeded on putting Earth life on an even keel with Transformer life. The other products of Morgan's Transformerizations don't hold so high an opinion of the intruder, however, and there are increasing signs that the poor creatures' natural revulsion for being turned into half-robotic things is starting to come to the surface big-time in spite of all Morgan's efforts. Can Waverider escape before all hell breaks loose on THE ISLAND OF DR. MORGAN?

    ...sorry, with Halloween here I've been binge-watching old horror movies. :D 
     
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