Question about names

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  1. Djlarose

    Djlarose Well-Known Member

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    Obviously this is all fiction, but is there an explanation as to how bonecrusher got his name? The characters all have backstories and came from a planet where they were no organic lifeforms correct? So there were no bones to crush. So was he renamed once he got to our planet? Im reading way too much into this I know, I just didnt know if this had been brought up or covered.
     
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    Welcome.

    To answer your question, they're just names, they hold no real evidence for support. Like how there're no bumblebee's or hounds on Cybertron, or how Wheeljack didn't have wheels on Cybertron. (though I thought it was a funny idea that he ''got his wheels jacked")

    In short, the real answer does not lie in the TF universe, it lies 23 years ago when the character designers thought of weird names for robots.
     
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    Isn't it because in the film their Cybertronian names can't be translated into English, sothey have to use new one that fit their personality?
     
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    His Cybertonian name translates to english as "Compromiser of Internal Structural Components"
     
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    wolfybulfy unethical proctologist

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    i think i read in a movie review that bumblebee gets his name from a bumblebee air freshener, so i would assume the others also just adopt names that fit them. except for optimus and megatron, which may be just a loose translation of their cybertronian names. their native language (or communication) has to be translated into english (in the movie), so obviously they have to pick english names as well. i don't know if the movie will explain it in much detail, but i don't think ironhide (for example) went by that name until he reached earth.
     
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    I guess Cyberblast Prime's name translated in English is... "fast mother-F$#%er"
     
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    Actually, the script did go into detail about how Bumblebee chose his name, it's not the air-freshener. :) 
     
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    Why did he then?
     
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    SPOILER (highlight to read)

    When Prime tell Sam Bumblebee's name Bumblebee plays a clip of Mohammad Ali saying "Float like a butterfly sting like a bee." over his radio.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    It's spelled Lodicman but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
     
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    "You're a very silly person, and I'm not going to speak to you."
    Ah, Raymond Luxury-Yacht; my favourite Python sketch ever.
    In the Marvel Uk G1 comics there is a scene where Jazz is introducing himself to a kid; he says "My name would be unpronouncable in your language, so you can call me Jazz".
    Their spoken-in-English names have always been picked on Earth.
     
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    And the Movie adaptaton has a scene with the Autobots telling Sam that there are no comparitive translations for their actual names in human language, so they've adopted 'Earth friendly' names (Not a direct quote, but the book's upstairs right now!)

    Don't know if this is in the movie or not, but it still doesn't explain the Decepticon names!! They probably had a "who can think up the meanest-sounding moniker" contest.
     
  15. Op_Prime

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    Indeed, it was mentioned by Bumblebee when he first met Buster in the comics that Bumblebee was just his "Codename"

    If memory serves me, that would be the "Man in Iron" story that was also reprinted in the US run, ain't it?
     

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