Shield Transformers

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  1. E Nice

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    Other than the minicon group that combined into the Skyboom shield, has there ever been any Transformer that changed into a shield?
     
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    Thread title made me think this was a thread about TF's that were members of SHIELD.





    too much nerd time...
     
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    Most of the Minicons that came with Power Core Combiners turned into... well shields is too strong a word. They turned into things that were supposed to be 'armour'. And that's a great job.

    'I want you, tiny guy, to transform, bolt onto me and take the hit!'
    'Uhh, but what about me? Won't I be killed?'
    'Oh no, absolutely not. I'm sure it'll be fine.'

    Anyway, one of the dudes from the Armada Air Military Minicon team turned into a shield too. Thunderwing's his name.
     
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    DOTM Human Alliance Dragstrip's accessory third mode is a shield. DOTM Human Alliance Reverb also basically was a shield - the cardback blurb said it was a weapon of some sort but he looks too flat to be anything but a shield.
     
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    Cosmos? :lol 
     
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    Hot Rod when he tried to jump Megatron. :p 
     
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    Sawback from Titans Return, if the lion/vehicle/weapon thing counts as part of him.
     
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    Aerobolt from the RID cartoon.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing even though I didn't think that was what the OP was aiming for.
     
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    Oh that's just mean.
     
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    Not technically a Transformer, but there was a figure from Takara's Daigunder line called Dragofreezer who was a triple-changer: dragon, robot, and shield.
     
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    The retool of his Generations toy, Scrounge, actually is one for Computron...I think...
     
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    I think some of the micron arms turn into a shield
     
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    Pretty much all of Breastforce could count as shields.
     
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    Wouldn't that be more armor than shields though? I mean, I know the distinction may be a bit nitpicky, but if the difference doesn't matter then how would Ultra Magnus RID be any different?
     
  16. Venixion

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    Breast Force? Dare I ask? lol
     
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    Breastforce - Transformers Wiki

    Nothing too kinky, they were just robots who turned into chestplates.
     
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    I think it's safe to say that if a bot turns into something then they usually have the ability to be that thing, in this case that might mean increased density, overlapping plates or force fields?

    They sometimes lack a desire to do that thing, like silverbolt's fear of flying... But it wasn't because he lacked the ability to do so.

    So let's assume that if they are acting like a shield, it's probably because they are good at it, not just because they are cannon fodder (at least on the Autobot side). It would be fun story wise to have an indestructible yet cowardly shield bot step up for character developmemt reasons.
     
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  19. Aernaroth

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    I get where you're coming from on this, though I'm inclined to count them as shields rather than armor (even if they do turn into breastplates) due to their shape and how little of the transformer they cover (compared to one of Optimus' supermodes).
     
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  20. Venixion

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