Hi. I think i have come up with another pseudo-deep analysis of the Transformers universe...i know it may sound geeky...but, its something i have always thought about them. I just feel it funny when people call them "robots"...Well, i mean...to me, they arent robots. They are an alien, metallic organisms...to our collective consciousness they seem like robots, but they dont truly fit in the definition of the word. Robots are defined as a virtual agent or mechanical agent of artificial manufacture. First, theyre truly alive...robots arent...you could kick a robot in his balls and he wouldnt care even if it was Superman who kicked him. Transformers have the ability to speak, feel and think...theyre just like humans...but in metallic bodies...they even have something similar to a soul...the power of the AllSpark in them. They also are born (the hatchlings), they grow, they mature, they seem to reproduce passing on their genes, and they die. Thats the biological cycle. So even they really seem like robots, and have abilities that are virtually exclusive to machines...i cant think of them exactly like robots, i know its hard to get my idea, but its what i feel. I think its just because we tend to call anything that remotely resembles a metallic automaton a robot. Da Vinci once created a mechanical wooden lion to present to some rich guy...and while it moved and had gears and stuff inside...i would think of it more like it is a machine or toy designed to fulfill a specific task. not a robot. To me, Transformers arent robots, just alien organisms different from the traditional organic archetype. Theyre organic to some extent, but not flesh. Theyre in my opinion mechanical organisms. The call themselves robotic in the first movie (which is plain stupid as the word is clearly originated in Earth, but i guess it was just Optimus' translation of a reasonable cybertronian facsimile or equivalent...mechanical would be more adequate), but even that doesnt convince me theyre robots...because theyre not dumb machines without a soul or will. Well, i know its just geeky stuff and may seem stupid. I always debate this with my brother and he says i am crazy xD....but i think at least it gives us something to talk about. What do you think?