Who transforms the fastest?

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Who transforms the quickest?

  1. Jazz

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    11.4%
  2. Sideswipe

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    45.5%
  3. Mirage (I hate calling him Dino, he reminds me of a purple prehistoric dinosaur)

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    43.2%
  1. PrimesRule

    PrimesRule Banned

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    Jazz, Mirage or Sideswipe?
     
  2. Meta777

    Meta777 Dr Pepper Fan

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    I'd vote for Starscream. He literally transforms from robot to jet in less than a second in the first film.

    Mirage is definitely the fastest Autobot, though.
     
  3. PrimesRule

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    For me, Sideswipe and Mirage are tied.
     
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    My bad, I read Sideswipe as Starscream XD
     
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    I will say, Starscream is the fastest transforming Decepticon though.
     
  6. AutobotJazz1

    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    Id have to say Sideswipe. He transformed quickly in shanhai.
     
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    Same in Washington during the Dread attack. Not on the freeway but at the NEST base entrance.
     
  8. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Jazz is pretty slow. I'd say Sideswipe because we never really saw Dino besides that 1 time.
     
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    We saw Dino transform about 4 times, three times in zoomed-in shots.
     
  10. transformervic1

    transformervic1 HI!

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    did anyone NOT see how quick Dino transformed in the highway fight? he did it 2x faster than sideswipe and jazz and it took half a second
     
  11. Soca Taliban

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    Mirage is by far the fastest.
     
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    Mirage. You can't even see the transformation it's so fast. Even when it's in slow motion during the highway fight.
     
  13. AquamanOS

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    It seems to vary anyway depending on how dramatic they're feeling. Optimus takes like 20 seconds in the alley and in the nest base when there's no enemies around, but in battles it usually takes him like 5.
     
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    Same with Megatron and Sentinel Prime, it seems.
     
  15. G1DeadEnd

    G1DeadEnd Bring on 5, 6, 7 & 8!

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    I voted Jazz, remember the scene on the overpass, when he says: "hang back, let me check it out."
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  16. SideSwipe154

    SideSwipe154 Not a Decepticon

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    mirage seeing how he did on the highway but sideswipe definitely has the coolest
     
  17. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    It's basically any movie character in general. The filmmakers have even stated themselves that the transformations are dependent on environment and even the character's mood.

    For the movieverse, transformation is essentially a muscle reflex. They can "control" it, for the lack of a better term. Much like how humans/animals can walk faster or slower, climb faster or slower, sit down or stand up based on what our brains tell our muscles to do, it's similar with the Transformers. Hence why Optimus' transformation in the alleyway is long and dramatic. He's got time to spare, he's in no rush. Meanwhile when he transforms in the forest, it takes a fraction of the time because he's in the heat of battle, he needs to transform quickly. On the highway, Optimus has to transform in a way that's quick, but also allows him to slow his speed and maintain his balance while skidding across the road. When he transforms in front of Mearing, much like the alleyway, he's in no rush. But he wants to make a scene. Optimus' jimmies are rustled, and you can tell by his transformation. He's angry. He slams his fists down. The panels are folding in a much more "insect wing-like" fashion, almost like a bird ruffling its feathers. Every character in Bayformers transforms differently, based on the situation. Whether it's Optimus, Sentinel, Megatron, Dino, Bumblebee, whoever.
     
  18. Galvatron Rage

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    Random thought: Do you think Transformers can stop "mid-transformation", or do they have to complete it, like it's an automatic sequence?

    I mean, if they wanted to stop halfway in a jumbled mess of parts - could they?
     
  19. TylerMirage

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    That's a good question. I don't know if there's any definitive proof either way. And I also think it depends on what series we're talking about.

    Beast Wars' transformation methods were basically audio commands that triggered internal computers to engage the transformation. If something were to inhibit that software command, I suppose they could stop. But that would be more akin to getting a disc stuck in your DVD player or your computer freezing up, rather than a conscious effort to stop the transformation. And that could be really bad.

    With my fan-explanation of the movieverse transformations being a "muscle reflex", it makes stopping a transformation more plausible - if impractical. If you think of the muscle reflex analogy, stopping a transformation is akin to taking a step but stopping halfway, before you get to set your foot down. Or getting out of bed but stopping your movement while you're still hunched over on the side of your bed. It's doable, but why? Transformation happens for a reason, be it for battle or for transportation. Why would you wish to stop halfway and be stuck in a jumbled mess of parts?
     
  20. Galvatron Rage

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    Hahaha, I have no idea. Like I said, it was just a random thought.:D 
     

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