Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by areaseven, Sep 23, 2010.
This is a rather silly question, but which Autobots and Decepticons are left-handed?
I always thought that all TFs were ambidexterous.
Is you toaster right or left handed?
They are machines - awesome, sentient and in some cases whiney machines, but machnes. So aside from the ones that only have one hand, I would agree that they are ambidextreous.
Whichever hand the animators decided to draw their weapons in.
Classics and SG Cyclonus are right handed (as is Strafe). No doubt in my mind.
According to which hand held a weapon in their G1 instructions, the following are lefties:
All three Insecticons
Inferno (if only one hand is used)
Hoist (if only one hand is used)
I'd go through more, but I really need to get to work.
To counter the idea that they'd be ambidextrous, simply because they're machines: Couldn't one hand have finer motor control than another? Perhaps each hand is tuned/built with different purposes. If I were building a machine, and only gave it one gun, why would I make both hands equal in using the gun, when I could have another be stronger for melee or lifting, or working on circuits?
As for going by any images, the artwork, especially on boxes and tech specs, got mirrored so often that I don't know that I would use that as a starting point. I'm guessing that anyone that appeared in the animation or comics more than a handful of times, has been depicted as using either hand at least once.
I would say thats short sighted.
Star Trek TNG's Data is a machine....and he's clearly left handed.
I just ask them before placing the weapon in their hand...
Which is Shockwave?
WHICH IS ARMATRON?!
I dunno, I think they're ambidextrous.
How can Shockwave be ambidextrous? He's only got one hand, the other arm is his laser gun!
While this is a good arguement, I must counter that Data was designed with such personality quirks and things. Read: plot excuse to cover such things. Same reason as he is noticably heftier in the later movies and as he points in in a DS9 episode, while he does not technically need to breathe, he does anyways.
And how does that "counter" what I said??
Sure Data was designed/programed to be human like but TF's have just as many "personality quirks" an mannerisms as Data and just as many as humans do.
Not to mention that in some continuities TF's are not programed/designed, they are the naturally evolved form of life on their home worlds.
since the G-1 TF cartoons & comics exist in oppossite alternate g-1 universes. Whatever ever hand they use in the cartoon,then they use the other hand in the comic.
In case one hand or arm got severed or heavily damaged and the robot would still have to use the weapon or tool, the other hand would function just as well until repairs could be made.
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