*Spoilers* Lockdown's Crew Speculation Thread

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  1. Primacronus

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    So, after watching the latest trailer/TV spot, we got a glimpse of Lockdown's "crew." Here we can all speculate on who/what these beings are. For example, are they even Cybertronian? If not, where do they originate from, and what association do they have with Lockdown?

    READY, SET, SPECULATE!
     
  2. OmegaPrime22

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    Did you notice they all seem to look like lock down? drones anyone?

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  3. Primacronus

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    Possibly. They seem to have a green energy running through them.
     
  4. DC7398

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    They look human, Cyber-Organic? I'm just spit balling right now.
     
  5. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Some other time..

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    What the fuck are those things?
     
  6. tonyformer

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    Here is what I think

    The Cybertronians were a result of Decepticon rediscovery of Bio-Morphic Reproduction ("budding") ~4 million years ago on Cybertron. The Decepticons were able to rapidly expand their population using this method.

    These new Decepticons left Cybertron in the hands of petty warlords unfit for the future empire and took to the stars to conquer other worlds.

    In the modern era, the Cybertronian Empire has adopted an aggressively expansionist stance. They claim to have advanced their society beyond the need for war, but hold little regard for non-Cybertronian lifeforms. Under the cause of improving the quality of life for their citizens, they have conquered many worlds, enslaving or exterminating the native population and cyberforming the planets to create "little Cybertrons."

    This was apparently under the direction of the Decepticon progenitor known as the Liege Maximo, who rules them from the planet-spanning structure known as the Hub, which harnesses the networked power of the cyberformed planets. The construction of this network was later revealed to be part of a gambit by the Liege Maximo to ascend to the plane of the Dark Gods.

    Physiology
    The new Transformers created by budding felt little or no emotional attachment to Cybertron. Primus' plan had shut down reproduction via budding at the intended point and the more these new Decepticons reproduced after that the more thinly his life force was stretched between them, the more they "watered down the line" to use Megatron's phrasing, leading them to be "born" less and less emotional and more and more robotic in nature.

    They have a tendency towards a uniform color scheme of light green and silver. Many of the smaller troops must combine in pairs to form one alternate mode (this may possibly be a symptom of their degenerating "genetic" line).

    Decepticon or Cybertronian?
    Many citizens of the Cybertronian Empire have long since forgotten the terms "Autobot" and "Decepticon" in the millennia since leaving their birthworld. However their forebears are remembered bitterly by individuals such as Liege Centuro Jhiaxus. By his reckoning the Empire are the "true" Decepticons, having achieved the inborn Decepticon imperative of galactic conquest. He judges the Decepticons and Autobots they left behind as "evolutionary throwbacks." However, given Jhiaxus' former barbarism, he might be projecting his own issues onto his forebears.
     
  7. OmegaPrime22

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  8. tonyformer

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    What is that on the left next to the soldier and the wolf? Looks like another TF bent down or something?
     
  9. Primacronus

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    Thanks for posting the images.
     
  10. Megatron118

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    I don't think they're Cybertronian. And if they are, they're definitely an odd bunch. Maybe the minions, along with the wolves, are another species from a different planet?
     
  11. Ash from Carolina

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    Maybe someone was watching Star Wars the Clone Wars and thought a bounty hunting crew would be a cool touch for the film?
     
  12. Primacronus

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    Those minions remind me of The Future Sentinels in DOFP.
     
  14. tonyformer

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    Can't wait to see what else lockdown has hidden on his ship :) 
     
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    Could Lockdown and his crew be part of the species that Bay alluded to in his interview?
     
  16. Raiju

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    Clones perhaps? Hive mind? Kill one Lockdown and 5 more take his place, hydra style?
     
  17. JohnRedcorn

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    Just to add one more, they also work with the humans.*

    * In one of the old trailers, we see the ship emerging from an artic setting and a helicopter approaching it. The group shot shows some flakes and snow around the shot.
     
  18. emoo

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    They don't all look like Lockdown to me only the one in the center. That may even be Lockdown when he first gets to eath before he scans the lambo.
     
  19. tonyformer

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    The one in the middle is lockdown
     
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    Hey Tony? If rumored resurrections are true, and given what we now know about Lockdown, how do you think those possible resurrections play into what's happening? Do you think they could be ally resurrections or foe zombie-like resurrections?