Weird Transformer names?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Soundwinder, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Have there ever been any Transformer names that just make you pause and think "huh, that's weird"?

    For example, Bonecrusher. Perfectly innocuous, and actually one of my favorite names (and TFs). Then I thought about the name and how little sense it made... why is he named Bonecrusher when Transformers... have no bones. Not only that, but most Decepticons look down on organics so much that it wouldn't even be that prideful a boast.

    Terradive is another one that eventually struck me as odd... Aerodive makes sense to me, but upon further thought it sounds like a better name for a tunneling machine than a jet plane.

    Or the fact that most TFs named Camshaft don't actually have Camshafts.

    Anyone have their own experiences? And yes, I'm sure there are reasons for these names, I'm just wondering if anyone else has any names that strikes them as odd.
     
  2. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    When a planes dives, what does it dive towards ? terra aka earth. That's the logic to me.

    Actually Starscream ! anyone ever heard a screaming star ?
     
  3. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    Stop thinking :p 

    Starscream...make the stars... scream!
    Skywarp warps the skies!
    THundercracker cracks thunder!

    Ok I will stop.
     
  5. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    And I wind sounds!
     
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    And I fire at stars! :lol  (or stars fire at me, whatever makes you laugh)
     
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    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    In before Windbreaker.
     
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    Star Saber Cybertron 5th Commander

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    Arcee :p 
     
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    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Bob. No, serious.

    Then you have the Erector, Blowpipe and Big Daddy etc. Thrust was always a funny one, and some of the Latin based Transformers don't make sense, or sound dodgy.
     
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    Slipstream is fem bot right? To me that name screams a dirty bot for some reason and you know what I mean by dirty...trying to keep it clean here.. :lol 
     
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    Stars do emit a lot of radio wave activity, so in a sense, yes they scream.
     
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    At least is not Stars Cream :lol 
     
  13. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Starscream as in Screaming FROM the Stars?

    His tech specs do say he has sub-orbital capabilities, don't they?

    Well it's better than Silver Serpent or Uchtar.
     
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    Isnt there a transformer named discharge? I think its one of the micromasters.
    Also isnt there a taxi named overcharge, that's just poetic.
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    One of the Train combiners. I think. I'm too lazy to Google it.
     
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    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Also: The Dynobots. Probably my most hated fanboy... thing. Just the whole "they're a group called the Dynobots, who happen to become Dinosaurs? And Dino JUST HAPPENS TO BE A HOMOPHONE FOR DYNO IN A LANGUAGE THAT WON'T EXIST FOR A MILLION YEARS!"

    ... yes, that's where my willing suspension of disbelief gets wrecked. I can take the idea of giant robots, but that doesn't mean all common sense and logic has to be discarded.
     
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    Bumblebee. They apparently don't have bumblebees on Cybertron.
     
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    When I was little I thought that was the reason for his name. I barely knew any english :redface2: 

    Also the name Galvatron has always been pretty funny to me.
     
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    Blot. seriously it does nothing to describe the toy or character, then again Blot is rather indescribable outside of his hygiene issues.
     
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    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    These two kind of key off of Bonecrusher, but Skullcruncher and Gutcruncher are a little odd since Transformers have heads but not necessarily skulls, and they don't have inner organs.

    Look up some of the minicons, as I've found out recently by buying some, and some have random names (Mighty Stra is a mighty...what, exactly?).

    Survive, Cancer, Leo(?), Cohrada, Guiledart, Santon, Tonbot, DJ...you could have a lot of fun with just the Beast Wars II/Beast Wars Neo characters' names.
     

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