Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by ian5555, Mar 24, 2008.
do the robots sometimes have teeth?? I'm not getting that.
ya, that did kinda bug me as well-but then again, why do they have mouths? y not just a speaker? i mean, i know why, but im guessing its the same reason.
Well back in the G1 days the theory was the quintessons, or whoever wanted to make them more appealing to organics when it was believed that the autobots were maitenancebots and the decepticons were war machines. Now it's probably to appeal to kids watching a cartoon.... you guys do realize this is a cartoon?
thats a very good question. prolly kids kids will connect with it. and it makes them less alien to us.
Cuz it'd look creepy as hell if they didn't. They have every other basic part a human does. It'd look weird if they'd have huge, gaping, toothless maws.
I dunno why people keep having a problem with TFs having teeth specifically. It's never any other body part. Just teeth. Mouths? No, that's fine. Noses? Eyes? Hands with 5 fingers? Humanoid shapes? Nope. Always just teeth. I don't get it.
In the G1 toons they never had teeth but I don't mind so much anymote. If it makes them more humane and less alien I'm OK with it.
Makes it easier for the artists too.
Teeth help a LOT in conveying human expressions. Like grins vs smirks, for instance.
I've got no problems, I just think their creators need to look very human like to explain their very human characteristics, in they'd have to basically be humans somehow existing on another planet Quintessons, don't look like the creator's of humanoid shapes to me.
My son suggested that some transformers have teeth so they can eat. In case they are run down on energy, maybe some transformers can convert materials into useful energy. The start of that process might be biting and chewing. Not all of them seem to have teeth so I guess those would be up the creek.
To make them feel more human to the audience. You don't feel a character or really end up liking/hating a character unless they look and act more human than whatever they are.
Nearly EVERY representation of Transformers fiction has had human-looking teeth, except for the American G1 cartoon series. The comics and other cartoons had teeth, though.
to chew stuff.
To "eat protoforms for breakfast"
"Hey! You wif da teef! C'mere!"
(greatest corny video ever)
To possibly back up your suggestion, there was a point in the Marvel TF comic where Megatron was running dangerously low on power and started desperately eating coal in the hope of getting some energy from it. Although it didn't actually seem to work (he froze up - perhaps because he didn't consume enough to power a TF), the fact he even did it would suggest that TFs might have some capacity to fuel up from raw materials in this way. Having 'teeth' would be a useful way of breaking down materials into smaller pieces better suited for internal processing.
Man I miss those comics.
Me too, Windcharger.
..the hell don't people bother putting what the thread is actually about in the title?
Teeth, Like Kicky said, help an audience to connect a little better. Plus, they are good weapons; imagine Galvatron, totally over the edge, ripping someone's circuits out with his.
Would make sense for the protoforms to have non recognizable forms. But when scanning earth vehicles they take on human shapes to better adapt to their surrounding.
For this same reason is why I loved bumblebee in the movie. Why does he have to speak at all? Also the mouths were not completely organic in shape.
You know... I can totally see that happening... kind of like (if you've ever watched Rurouni Kenshin) what Shishio does to Kenshin in the series... blocks his attack grabs him with his other hand and than pulls him close and takes a huge bite out of his shoulder/kneck area. I can totally see Galvatron doing that to Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime.
This springs to mind:
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