Why not Mercury??

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  1. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Why didn't the Primes just build the harvester on Mercury to begin with? If you're trying to harvest the power of the sun, why go 3 planets out? It's a straight shot from Mercury!
     
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    The fallen was the one who ordered its construction on earth. so he only knows. then agian jetfire said fallen hated the human race sooo yeah, maybe thats why
     
  3. adamid4

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    More hospitable conditions maybe?
     
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    From what was explained, The Primes didn't even want to build the Harvester here to begin with [since they don't harvest suns from planets with life], it was The Fallen, who posessed an irrational hatred for humanity, who decided to build it here to wipe us out, thus starting the War of the Primes [as Jetfire described], which then started The Great War.
     
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    It's not the same.
     
  6. TylerMirage

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    Because then there couldn't have been an angsty teenage Earth boy traversing Egypt trying to redeem himself for the death of a close alien friend... :p 
     
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    Because he hated humans. He thought we were stupid and had stupid faces and liked stupid stuff. So he planned to kill us and then rub it in our dead, frozen faces.

    Also maybe the Harvester needs a certain gravity and atmosphere to function properly.
     
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    I think it would just melt because the side facing the sun can reach very high temperature, and would not work at all on the other side where it can get very low in temperature. Than and there's no sun to point it at. Thus, I doubt the device would work very well, or it would just melt on the side that's closer to the sun.

    And if anyone starts a "Why Not Venus then?" thread, if it can melt a metal probe in 59 seconds, I doubt that any Cybertronian can survive Venus harsh heat.
     
  9. Meggamus

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    But what's the difference between building it in earth or mercury ? Hes going to destroy the sun which would kill al humans where ever the harvester was built !
    The sun won't jst get destroyed for mercury and then be fine for all the the other planets
     
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    This.
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    I think you missed the "They would melt to shit" point he made.
     
  11. Sso02V

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    All of that and they'd need ample time to escape the supernova/black hole created by whatever means the harvester uses to snuff out the sun.
     
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    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    .... Ah yea I didn't read it :dunce  "derp"

    When I was writing my theory, I thought I was clever ... Darn
     
  13. adamid4

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    I always assumed it would just absorb the suns energy leaving a dead body at the center of the solar system. And really if it blew it up or made a black hole the earth would be destroyed with the harvester anyways so "harvesting" in that fashion would be pointless.
     
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    Michael Bay doesn't live on Mercury
     
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    Fixed :p 
     
  16. jametron

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    Well damn, this is a very good point!

    As for all the claims that The Fallen hated humans, what did I miss? I haven't watched ROTF for a while now, but I thought it was explained that the Harvester was built and THEN the Primes realized Earth contained life, right?
     
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    The surface temperature on Mercury could liquidify lead. Yeah....
     
  18. Overlord Balder

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    That was never addressed, so it can be assumed it was only built because The Fallen was an asshole.
     
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    Wish he did though.
     
  20. adamid4

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    Pretty sure its the other way around the Allspark was drawn to earth by the harvester.
     

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