Silly Misconceptions!

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  1. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Okay, here's a thread about the silly things about Transformers that you thought you knew, only to be proved wrong.

    Couple of examples:

    When I was a kid, I didn't know how to pronounce 'Witwicky'. It was only after seeing the first Bay movie that I realised how you say it.

    Coming from an area of the UK were there are a lot of immigrants from central Europe, I assumed that the W was pronounced as a 'V' (like the composer Wagner), and that the c was pronounced as a 'ts' (like the composer Penderecki).

    The upshot of all this was that, due to my close association with many continental Europeans, I thought that 'Witwicky' was pronounced 'Vit-vitsky', and did so from childhood right up until the first Bay fim was released. Doh!

    Example number 2:

    I always thought that the Decepticon Spinister was a female. As a kid I thought that his name was supposed to be a play on the word 'spinster', which of course means an unmarried woman.

    It wasn't until I was in my early twenties, collecting the old 'Cybertronian Index' books that I realised that it was a cross between 'spin' and 'sinister'. Doh!

    So yeah, anybody else have any stories of childhood Transformer confusion?
     
  2. Sso02V

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    Not exactly a misconception, but when I first heard of Fuzors, I thought they were "Fuzzors" and would have actual fur.
     
  3. Spiderus Prime

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    When I first heard about Prime Knock-Out I thought was a Big Brutal Guy,and Prime Breakdown was a Scary-Coward Guy.
     
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    I remember having Micromaster.....something, the little red minivan and thinking he was some sort of mini-Ironhide.

    I used to think Blast Off was another version of Astrotrain.
     
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    I thought the 2007 movie was an interpretatio of Armada, and that Bumblebee was an "okay" substitute for Hot Shot.
     
  6. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    My childhood friend pronounced rumble as "rambo" until now (though he had long given up TF) everytime we reminisce about those wonderful years.
     
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    I had that one too. I also called him Ironhide.
     
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    The scene from TFTM where Prime is driving towards all the 'cons and ramming them. There's this one shot where Thrust is shown in the reflection of Prime's grill. For some reason I used to think he was trapped inside of his grill and was watching in horror as he got a 1st person view of Prime ramming all his 'con buddies. :p 
     
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    Hmmm... that'll take some thinking...

    I know SOMETHING had to do with me thinking someone was the opposite gender...
     
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    i always thought in when watching rid i thought scourge was actually optimus prime who became evil some how and the optimus prime was just a different bot who took command after Optimus left
     
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    I used to think I had watched the G2 Cartoon like you, but then I took a G1 Season 2 Intro to the brain.
     
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    When I was younger, I thought the MicroMasters were the Autobots and Decepticons children, as opposed to just smaller, more energy efficient soldiers.
     
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    Biggest misconception I remember was I assumed Arcee was "R.C." before I actually saw the name written in one of Marvel's TF: Universe profile books.
     
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    I started watching Transformers when I was four years old, so there was a lot of stuff I didn't understand. What I remember the most distinctly is thinking the space bridge was just a really big elevator to someplace up in the sky. I also thought Shockwave was Megatron's boss, since Megs was the one on the ground and actually doing stuff while Shockwave stood around seeming bored.
     
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    I thought every cartoon was under one big continuity, then I saw the 2007 film, read the plot for Animated and I slowly stopped careing if they were in one continuity or just seperate.
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    THAT cracked me up! Now I wish that is what happened. :) 

    In G1, I thought the Decepticons built the Constructicons to fight against the Dinobots and then the Autobots built 2 more Dinobots. Then I saw that the Constructicons were first and just showed up and it was the Stunticons that were built.
     
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    Happy to oblige! :D 
     
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    When I first saw an advert for the toys in 1984, I misheard OP's name as "Octopus Climb". This lasted for about 6 months until I saw it written down.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    When my friends in grade school first mentioned that they were making toys of the Constructicons, they said "They even combine like in the TV show!" I then patronizingly told them that the toys probably don't combine, as that would be too difficult. I was wrong!
     

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