My theory on Transformer reproduction in the Movie universe (spoilers)

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I've been thinking about how the Allspark brings things to life in the Movie universe - and how everything that brings it to life is inherently hostile to humans.

    I was also thinking about how Optimus Prime said that the Allspark gave all Transformers life, and how Starscream & The Fallen talked about the need for Energon to bring more Transformers into existence properly.

    There's also the small matter of how Optimus, a machine, can be descended from the other Primes.

    So here is what I think:


    The Allspark grants the spark of life to the otherwise inanimate Transformer. The spark can be given directly, or come from a stored reservoir of its power, Energon.
    This is what I believe the coccoons on the Nemesis were for, especially as Starscream mentions the new Protoforms were small and weak due to a lack of Energon
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    This is how I reason that Earth machinery can come alive when the Allspark is triggered near it. The Allspark gives the machines the spark of life, an infusion of Energon.

    Then there is the issue of how all Earth machines turn evil, and how Optimus Prime can be descended from the other Primes. It's fairly simple, I think.

    The Allspark grants life. Another Transformer "bonds" a piece of their spark to the new Protoform, creating a form of parent-child connection. It instills the new Transformer with the essential knowledge of life and some basic personality traits from the parent, so effectively they emerge more or less fully grown.

    Optimus Prime is a descendant of the Primes because his line originated with one of the Primes sharing their spark with a Protoform, and so on, down the line. Earth machinery, as it is all derived from Megatron, has some trace amount of his personality in it, his hatred for the humans who kept him captive for so long, hence why all Earth machines that are activated by exposure to the Allspark first have the full knowledge of their weapons, and second have an overwhelming desire to use them on humans.


    This of course means the whole race is effectively genderless - which I feel is appropriate for a race of robots. The female Autobots simply are robots who happen to look female, rather than female robots.

    The descendant thing could also possibly explain why certain Decepticons have twins around - the ones who originated their line were great warriors, and judged worthy of imprinting on Protoforms, so that the Decepticons might produce more great warriors. Those less successful would not be granted such a right - ensuring by a twisted form of natural selection that the Decepticon forces remain strong.
     
  2. iamamachine

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    My belief is that Transformers sex exists based on the Wheelie sexual behavior and sex needs to exist so that Transformers have something to look forward to at night time. Jetfire also mentions both father and mother. The existence of mammaries on female Autobots only makes sense if they are needed to feed babies.
     
  3. Faxon

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    You just want Arcee triplet porn don't you? Anyway by that logic, half the Autobots, and even a few decepticons are female, so long as they have a hood chest like Sideswipe or Sideways.
     
  4. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

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    And balls on Dev. The fact that there are no wrecking balls on any of the vehicles that make up Devistator lead me to believe that they are not wrecking balls at all, but actual testicles.
     
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    I really don't wanna think about the matter, but sometimes it feels like robo-sex is involved if you consider they have stuff like dinasty, mothers, brothers etc.
     
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    Well, ll of earth's machines were reverse engineered from Megatron, so that could be why they are evil.
     
  7. iamamachine

    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    I think about Transformers sex and human sex every day but it does not prevent me from objectively examining the evidence of Transformers sex in TF1 and TF2.
     
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    I like the sound of your theories Sol. Tho' i suppose that means that someone has to manufacture all these protoforms that are to receive new sparks?

    I'm under the impression that Energon is basically the life-giving energy released by the Allspark. The Sun-harvester was used by the original Primes to recharge the Allspark when its energies were low according to the Defiance comics (i think), so it can serve as another source of energon.
     
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    I think of the Transformers as a species like us; if there's females, then that means they have genders.
     
  10. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    True, however, when were the female Transformers ever referred to as "the girls" or acknowledged by other Transformers as being female? Other than the female holo-drivers, I'm not seeing any real hints that Arcee is actually regarded as female by the other Transformers.

    Don't forget they're a mechanical alien race, stress on the alien, they don't have to be like us. Though certainly the fact they have genders implies some kind of gender role - maybe female Transformers originally acted as nurses to the Protoforms while in the cocoons?
     
  11. Angelwave

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    To be quiet honest, there really wasn't any time devoted to them to be referred to as "the girls".

    However I do agree that reproduction could be done in an entirely different way. There are several different living organisms that have a complete different type of reproduction than humans.
     

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