Why all scary looking robots joined the Decepticons?

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  1. sideswipe3

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    Decepticons are metaphor for drug addicts they started off looking normal but doing all those Cybertron drugs gave them red eyes, took away the handsome looks and made them crazy.
     
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    Yeah, the Hollywood imperative of designing villains as monstrous and heroes as more relatable.

    So, basically no real in-universe reason, just the way movies are made.

    It did backfire to me, with Bayverse.


    I simply consider movie Bots too conventional and boring in look (with few exceptions) and gravitate towards the Cons when I'm looking for figures.
     
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  6. NemesisPrime12

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    Yeah, I thought the cons are cooler than autobots too, until TF3 comes. Cons look bland and weak now compared to Autobots, lol
     
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    The Decepticons are like pirates. Missing a leg? Here’s a peg Get to pillaging! No legs at all? Here’s a giant unicycle. They don’t care, so long as you’re willing to crush their foolish enemies!
     
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    Consider it the reverse: why all Decepticons got to be scary-looking? LOL

    LOL but to be honest, you become a bad guy you become scary to some extent. People were scared of Jetfire before they learnt he changed sides.
     
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    Galva Prime Abominable fusion of Autobot and Decepticon

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    It’s been the same throughout TF history. The original Autobots were all cars, the Decepticons were jets or some form of tech. They could’ve mixed them up, but they deliberately grouped them so make the two different sides more obvious. This was to the extent that the Arielbots and Stunticons were a huge deal, on and off screen. In Beast Wars (onscreen at least) they had the Maximals as warm blooded animals while the Predacons were dinosaurs or invertebrates. Animated and Prime went back to the ‘Autobots can’t fly’ thing, and only with a couple of land based Decepticons.

    The eye thing comes from blue eyes generally being viewed as ‘kind’, or least showing some humanity, whereas red and yellow eyes don’t occur in humans and are seen as demonic or evil. I kind of likes how Lockdown’s we’re green, further distinguishing him from both factions.

    Basically, it’s just a matter of using visual cues as a shorthand for grouping things together, which shouldn’t be a surprise in a largely visual medium.

    Of course, if there were real Cybertronians hiding out on Earth, the two factions might not be so distinct, there wouldn’t necessarily been fixed eye colours for each of them, the Autobots probably wouldn’t all be flashy sports cars, and Optimus wouldn’t be as distinctive as his evasion mode. But it’s cinema (and TV) so the rules of reality don’t necessarily apply ;) 
     
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    to get cool shit then get killed off then dying like weaklings
     
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    I just figured that as a way to bring fear into worlds and their respective races Megatron had his army to make themselves terrifying to those who challenge them. Like how in some cultures some soldiers and warriors make themselves scary for any enemy who face them. Seeing as how war hungry Megatron is it would be in character for him to think of other ways to scare people.
     
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    Because they werent treated as important to the story.it wasnt until tf4 and tf5 when this stopped being the case.
     
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    It's a visual short cut that is even older than film making. When you don't want to spend a lot of time going these are the good guys and these are the bad guys then you just give your heroes the visual qualities people associate with good and your bad guys the visual qualities that people would find foul. Sort of like how paintings and drawings of some female saint would be all well lit, young and pretty while the drawing of witches would be some darkly lit dried up old crones.

    Film took up this short cut because hey it's pretty easy to just put a white hat on your good guy with a pistol and a black hat on your bad guy with a pistol. When you are doing the back and forth thing with the big shoot out scene it's easy to keep track of the good guy and the bad guy. Once film went from black and white to color it got even easier for war movies since the guys in green are the good guys, the guys in gray are the bad guys, and the guys in black are the super ultra evil bad guys.

    If you just can't sleep at night without some reason then go with the film makers were just coping the human cultures where warriors wear something to look fearsome or the cultures that would do some form of body modification to look more fearsome in battle.
     
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    Because the superficial Autobots suppressed their ugly contemporaries. In reality the Autobots are the evil guys in Bayverse. :lol  The Decepticons just want to be free and the way they are.
     
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    It's a funny picment of imagination :lol 
     
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    I always thought it stemmed from the warrior subculture the Decepticons promoted. With the whole "survival of the fittest" mentality, it makes sense that they'd want to show they're the biggest, baddest bot-killers on the block, hence the spikes, fangs, claws, etc.
     
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    it's not that ridiculous if you consider the decepticons being mostly comprised of cybertron's former military, and they would want cybertron's defenders to be intimidating to alien threats. Maybe they all added a bunch of spikes to themselves.
     
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    I think if one goes by the sevice bots /military hardware angle, it could be that blue is a 'benign' color and is used to denote a service bot and red as a 'danger' color denotes military bot. Red might even denote defender service bots, and yellow to military support bots. How I see it is it's a visual shorthand to tell what a bot's purpose and programming is along with it's emblem, especially if there are a lot of them around and in all shapes and sizes.
     
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