You I just got done thinking about the roles of the combiner teams in G1, and I want to pose this question- What the fuck is the point of the Technobots? Hear me out now. The Technobots are my favorite combiner team, and Computron is my favorite gestalt. However looking back, G1 always seemed to give the big guns like the combiners and Omega Supreme a good backstory and function and even their alternate modes reveal their purpose and for combiner teams they all share a common theme- Omega Supreme is a defense base and guarded Crystal City. The Constructicons were friends of Omega and betrayed him; their alternate modes are all construction vehicles and they serve as builders. The Stunticons are all road vehicles and suited for controlling the roads; they were created to give the Decepticons an edge on the ground against the Autobots. The Aerialbots are the exact opposite, all becoming planes and jets to take away Decepticon air superiority. The Combaticons were built as commandos/a combat unit that uses military precision; they have military theme alt modes. The Protectobots are the opposite-ish, with emergency themed alt modes. ...What the hell with the Technobots? In the cartoon at least, they're made on the spot by genius Grimlock to fight the Terrorcon combiner Abominus. But aside from all being made from rubble in Unicron's head, they have nothing in common. The Aerialbots are jets, the Protectobots are emergency vehicles, the Technobots are... spacy? Really it seems the only common bond the Technobots have is Computron, who himself is only special as a combiner for being the opposite of the brutish Abominous by being super intelligent... But shit, that just irks me that they have almost nothing in common outside of their combined form being opposite of a giant idiot. At least the Terrorcons individually are all... terrifying monsters? But the Technobots are all... technical? I don't care how futuristic the Technobots look, a fighter jet, a race car, a motorcycle, a drill tank, and a cannon plane don't really fit together to me. I don't know.