Were the Vehicons inspired by Cylons?

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  1. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    I've been watching Battlestar Galactica on Netflix and I realized that the Vehicons from TF Prime look and move a lot like Cylon Centurions. And now that I think of it, the Decepticon Warship has design elements that are similar to a Colonial battlestar. Is this a coincidence or do you think the creators of Prime were fans of the series?
     
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    it's possible that they were inspired by cylons.
     
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    DepthWave Decepticon Storm Trooper.

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    If you mean the visor, then the Insecticons have it, too. And a bunch of other shows' characters I might have never seen.
    I cannot tell about the moving style. But the long fingers do remind me of the Vehicons.
     
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    Hell yeah.
     
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    Obviously were. The hands, the overall build, the visors but also the shape of their heads...Wouldn't be surprised if the silver Vehicons were a sneaky way to amp the homage up further. I don't mind though, since they look so damn badass, and still manage to make it feel like their own thing, rather then a copy.
     
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    They all looked like generic Decepticons from the other movies to me.
     
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    Wrong Vehicons.
     
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    Ah yeah, I was in the movie forum didn't realize this was in the Prime section.

    Luckily it was the modern designs not the 70's ones.
     
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    I hope not, the Cylons for one were far more smarter.
     
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    I've always thought so.

    While lots of franchises have the faceless mooks for the good guys to take on by the dozen, there's a lot of blatantly similar design cues and even behaviors.
     
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    Mmmm maybe a wee bit.
     
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    The Cylons from BSG were also faceless mooks that the Colonials would shoot each week. I fail to see the difference.
     
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    Maybe but I have yet to see a TF look like Tricia Helfer but if there was I guarantee you it would be a best seller, lol....
     
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    I have been watching BSG and just happened to have my silver vehicon out, and frack me if they are no related; their heads/faces, their hands, and how their hands transform into their guns. Neat!
     
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    For me, yeah, they're look kinda similar.
     
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    Tough to say, really. They certainly share a lot of elements with the Cylons, but a lot of those shared elements are fairly generic and/or common tropes so unless the creators confirm it, I wouldn't be comfortable saying for sure.
     
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    Well I doubt that the vehicon designer was stuck on what to do but suddenly felt a thunderbolt of sudden unearthly power as their gaze turned to an old episode of BSG. I wouldn't be shocked if they were counted as AN influence among many though.
     

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