Hello all, I did some searching, but may have missed an existing topic about this. If I did I apologize. My questions to everyone are as follows: To what extent can transformers modify their own bodies? Presumably within a species of creatures that "learned" to transform there is some degree of upgrading. In the IDW comic series (Kup spotlight) minor spoiler: Kup was known to often actively refuse upgrades that other transformers underwent. Beyond that one would think a technologically advanced species would over the course of millions of years discover ways to improve on their initial bodies. Similar to the Kup example Megatron during Megatron Origins is shown being given several upgrades. Through G1 many transformers are shown being repaired which would lead one to believe that individual parts could be to some extent interchangeable or replaceable. I can't speak about other series all that much as I don't recall them that well. Having just finished watching G1 over again, I am making my way toward Beast Wars, but it's slow (read: SLOW) because my wallets is pleading with me. Anyway. At what point can a transformer no longer upgrade? Can their spark/life force/whatever not be moved to another body without a huge risk? Presumably a transformer is immortal, in that they will live forever unless killed and upgrades/repairs would ensure that they are still functionally useful far into the future. As a semi-related point would something like this lead to a "rich get richer" type scenario in peaceful transformer society? For example, Transformer A does a certain job X. However, transformer B also performs the same job. For whatever reason B gets an advantage over A, buys new upgrades. Objectively A should never be able to compete with B. I guess the counter-proposal is that we are talking about robots that have emotions and can have highs and lows. So possibly the underdog is able to fight their way back. Then again they are fictional creatures that I pondering the plight of the working robot Are there examples of what the limitations are with these kinds of things? (Thunderwing in the IDW-verse for example) Anyone thought about any of this?