Transformers weren't "transformers" on Cybertron

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Shizuka, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's Scriptor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Posts:
    6,143
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +2,603
    If you look in many continuities the Transformers always transformed on Cybertron. But it occurred to me during a long walk to school that this isn't the case in the movie universe (not including comics). In the scene on Cybertron did we see any bots in alt modes? I didn't. They were all humanoid. There were not TF jets or tanks - only warriors who only had a re-entry form but this changed when they came to earth.

    This may be old to everyone else but I've never thought about it until recently.
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    88,285
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +56,907
    Wrong, Megatron.

    The "entry modes" are just modes they take for planetary entry. They don't have them all the time. Besides, those are still alternate modes, and they're still Transformers. Hell, even their ships transform.
     
  3. Fifam94

    Fifam94 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Posts:
    452
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Likes:
    +56
    Well, that only seems to be the case for DOTM. In TF1, Megatron transformed into a cybertronian Jet. In Reign of starscream, every character had alien-esque alternate modes. Maybe they did in DOTM for a more solider-like battlefield.
     
  4. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Posts:
    10,796
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +26
    Because they didn't need to be in alt mode
     
  5. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movieverse fan

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Posts:
    23,380
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Guatemala
    Likes:
    +2,707
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Movie 1 and ROTF Megatron may have a word with you
     
  6. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Posts:
    10,796
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +26
    THIS
     
  7. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Posts:
    5,840
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +55
    Yeah, but they can still transform. Movie 1 Megatron had no real kibble on him, yet he still transforms.
     
  8. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Posts:
    5,840
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +55
    ROTF Megatron had his backpack.
     
  9. Ironhide4

    Ironhide4 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Posts:
    2,146
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    that was starscream that shot sentinels ship outta the air so yeah they can transform
     
  10. Wars

    Wars I Ate The WHOLE Plate

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Posts:
    16,708
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    The Emerald Isles
    Likes:
    +8,628
    Ebay:
    I think the point is that it's still an alien vehicle mode, namely Cybertronian, regardless of kibble.

    That was only said in the Comics and Novels, and isn't really evident in the film itself.
     
  11. LUGNUT1995

    LUGNUT1995 TFWiki info gatherer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts:
    510
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    It boils down to the argument that they are "Robots in Disguise" and on Cybertron why would they need to disguise them selves. As it explained in the comics though, they turn into functional vehicles (without windows) that are armoured, during the war anyway. Before, they would probably transform into a car because it's easier than walking I guess.

    Also, in Dark of the Moon, Sentinel has windows on his chest before he picks up an Earth mode, this could be considered as Decoration for his Cybertronian mode. And, where his fire truck wheels later appear behind his knees, there are Metal discs, these could be wheels for his Cybertronian mode, as I would think they wouldn't know what rubber is.
     
  12. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Posts:
    12,542
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +36
    Disguise is not the sole object of transformation.
     
  13. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Posts:
    5,205
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Likes:
    +82
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    This

    Getting around, armor, heavier weapons, etc. all benefit.