should they have gender?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Hotshotprime43, May 21, 2012.

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Gender

  1. yes

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  2. No

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    15.8%
  1. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think Transformers should have gender with male and females or being robots have no gender
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    It makes them more relatable to us humans so yes.
     
  3. Chaplain

    Chaplain Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  4. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    y not ?....i dig female transformers..they should have an opposite sex..
     
  5. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Yes
     
  6. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Yup
     
  7. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    They DO have gender, they meant that Cybertronians don't have "sexes". Either way, yes, i do feel they should have male/female, even if it's just 1/13th of the population due to Solus Prime.
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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  9. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    No, because there's no reason for there to be without diving into the territory of creepy fanfiction.

    Some bots look masculine, some look feminine. That's it. Those robots could always embrace their percieved gender's stereotypes, and some may have rebuilt themselves to corrospond to a gender, but much of anything beyond that is just dumb.
     
  10. JazzHunter83

    JazzHunter83 Mrs FatalT

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    Gender, yes. Sex, no :D 
     
  11. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    It would be nice if they played with the physical dimorphism thing a bit more. More femmebots that look like Strika and some manbots that look like Arcee. Made it look like their body was just that way for no reason other than function, just to throw the audience a curve ball now and then.

    Also I think we're overdue for a female Prime as a main character.
     
  12. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, you assume that the lack of gender will stop creepy fanfics? I don't think so. . . ;) 

    If you're going to start excluding anything and everything that the fans might possibly twist to their own fancy, then there wouldn't be anything left. Meanwhile, the official stuff has worked quite well with gendered robots without taking it into creepy territory for the last 28 years.

    I say let them have male and female robots. Even the Marvel comics, for their complete lack of females, still had Auntie.
     
  13. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Basically, I view them as machines. Asimov's androids, which were much more humanesque did not have gender except where assigned by society. It's like the need to humanize everything overrides logic and common sense. It should be like Gobots, where gender typing happends more based on mannerisms than chassis. And robit nookie is right out, worst and stupidest idea ever.

    I platonically love you.

    This here's the problem, why do we need to humanize everything? I thought that's the reason we have the human characters in the different series, guess I was wrong.

    See my above post.
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    No.
     
  15. Jetcracker54

    Jetcracker54 Fire Truck

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    yeah
     
  16. nobleboivin

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    I think gender is a good thing. Without genders we wouldn't have strong femmes like black arachnia and arcee. Actually I think less people would like transformers if there was no gender.
     
  17. mrdecepticon

    mrdecepticon Decepticon Leader

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    Yes
    It gives em more of that human concept,sex no.
     
  18. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Should they have genders? They already do. Can't put that genie back into the bottle. Or chain her back to the kitchen sink. :p 
    Should they have sex though? Personally I'm not fond. At least not sex as we would consider it. I have no problem with two TF, either of different or even the same, gender collaborating somehow to create a new Cybertronian.
    I do really like the old creation method of building a body and then giving it life through one means or another. Not sure how much I'd want to go into something like a TF being actually pregnant after two TF have been busy bumping brackets though.
    Indeed. Probably the first ever example of a 'fembot' (Femputer!) or at least Cybertronian entity that has a female look and name. Was Auntie ever referred to as 'she' or 'her' in that story?
     
  19. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    We do have plenty of feminine male TFs, such as Prime Starscream and Knock Out.
     
  20. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    Gobots gender was determined by their previous humanoid state. Before their humanoid brains were implanted in Gobotronic bodies, they had gender because they were born humanoids.
     

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