Meet the human ancestor who walked Earth 4 million years ago It's a little unsettling how Transformers look so much like people. In reality we know it's because kids probably would empathize with giant robotic spider things. But what if there's an in-canon reason too? After all, technically the Transformers robot form existed millions of years before humans. So, what if Transformers aren't copying the look of humans. What if humans are copying the look of Transformers? Theory - The Ark crashes 4 Million years ago. There are no advance species on the planet and none of the tools necessary to repair the Ark exists. So Teletraan 1 thinks outside the box and sets the course for an advance lifeform to develop on Earth, a lifeform that will empathize with Transformers and seek to help them. A lifeform that looks like the Transformers' robot modes. Teletraan 1 genetically alters several primates and creates the building blocks for humans to eventually evolve. Over the years Teletraan 1 keeps pushing evolution toward its intended goal. The experiment is still continuing but the erupting of the Ark's volcano forces Teletraan 1 to reawaken the Transformers to prevent their destruction. Thus the Decepticons awaken to a world with beings that look like them and who have created the infrastructure they needed to revitalize Cybertron. Now why Quintessons created a robot species that looks nothing like them is anyone's guess. I'm not sure why Quintessons were suddenly so hung up on arms and legs when they themselves didn't have any. Perhaps the Aerialbots went back in time again and were the inspiration for the Quintesson robots? Would that count as an unending Mobius Loop?