Just something I realized.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Wild Eevee, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Wild Eevee

    Wild Eevee Well-Known Member

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    Do Transformers have a name for themselves? Humans are the ones who call them transformers,and Autobots, Decepticons and such are faction names,but they don't seem to have a general name for their entire species,as far as I know.
     
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    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    Cybertronian is the closest we've gotten.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Transformers have refered to themselves as Transformers in some continuities, but yeah, Cybertronian is their proper name.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    In Prime, Airachnid said something along the lines of to Silas and Mech...what was that you call us....Transformers was it?
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    They openly call themselves Cybertronians, and their homeworld Cybertron. I seem to recall them referring to themselves as "Children of Primus" in the comics, as well.
     
  6. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    In IDW they are known throughout the universe as Cybertronians. In fact I don't the were ever referred to as Transfomers.
     
  7. nobleboivin

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    Cybertronians
     
  8. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    they kinda did in the toon but it wasn't like yeah were transformers, or anything.
     
  9. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    Same rational as why humans are also known as Terrans, ie people from Terra, another name for Earth.
     
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    'Robot' is a dirty word around these parts. Don't matter what they call themselves, they're not welcome around here.

    It should be 'warring space scum'. Those accursed Cybertronians travel around the universe looking for energy and resources to fuel their millennia long 'civil' war? They're the space equivalent of Locusts!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I suppose if you go by the cartoon, early on Cybertronians didn't transform. Once shape-changing Cybertronians started to appear then they would be referred to as 'Transformers' to let others know they had that ability.

    Of course they're all still Cybertronians if they came from Cybertron.

    Cartoon Dinobots were created on Earth so they are, in fact, Earthlings. :) 
     
  13. shibamura_prime

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    Yeah, Cybertronians.

    That, or...

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  14. solusprime19

    solusprime19 Disney, Dat knee

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    Cybertronians.