Hey guys (and gals)! I was thinking about these things a while ago, so now I'm sharing them with you, see how you feel about them! Most of these questions have somewhat official answers - sometimes the answer varies on the incarnation of Transformers, too - but we all have our personal ideas and canon on what we like in the Transformers franchise. So err..here goes, and let's see if this can spark some interesting discussions! 1) Do you consider the Transformers' names their real names or their army codenames? Animated clearly shows they are codenames, while in the comic adaption of the movie Optimus states their Earth names are approximations of their Cybertronian names...but how do you see it? 2)Do you feel every Cybertronian is involved in the war as a soldier (Autobots vs. Decepticons + special factions) or do you envision a whole group of civilians who are not rallied into the fight? And if so, do you consider these Autobots? Again, this seems to vary slightly with every incarnation, but what is your preference? 3)Do you feel the 'disguise' is just outward appearance (robot bits visible right underneath the hood) or should it be a perfect one? In the early Marvel comics, Ratchet didn't even have pedals beneath the steering wheel! On the other side, the Bayformers seem to actually become the vehicles with all of the parts needed to function. I think in RiD X-Brawn and Optimus had been able to stay hidden among the human population as real cars for quite some time. Sometimes, the disguise gives the robot some extra advantages (a fast sports car makes the robot faster in alt mode), while sometimes it adds nothing. 4)What is your preference when it comes to the robots' births? Being built in some way (full robot or protoform)? Being spawned by some kind of energy? 5)What is your preference when it comes to the Transformers origin? Being created by gods, or being created by a different species? Or maybe those 'gods' aren't gods at all? Or maybe something different, like the evolution of cogs and gears! 6)Do you prefer the Autobots and Decepticons to be two different kind of races within a species (workers and soldiers), or do you prefer that they are one and the same, where picking a side is an intense, personal decision? 7)In your vision, are they born with natural ways to defend themselves, do they upgrade themselves in wartime or do they carry loose weapons? 8)How do you feel about Cybertronian wildlife, such as 'turbofoxes'? That's all I can think of right now. Have fun!