Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by DouglasQuad1981, Jun 4, 2020.
When they find different bot folk, how is reproduction and all work?
I believe this is the website you want.
Yeah... lets not go there.
They aren't human, lets keep it that way.
or do they built offspring somehow?
And remember in Blade Runner movies, Armitage III and even Cyborg 3 they have androids/cyborg women who have affairs with human men and can conceive children?
What makes them no different than aliens or furries (aka animal humanoid folk like you seen in furry art)? afterall extraterrestrials, furries, mutants, androids/cyborgs and magical creature folk are people who are different.
Typically TFs are built or emerge from the Well of All Sparks, while the life force is imbued by a relic, such as Vector Sigma, the Creation Matrix, etc. There are other methods of production, such as atechnogenesis, but the only clearly defined method of “biological” reproduction is budding from the G2 comics, which is more akin to amoeba reproduction. (That said, there are instances of TF children existing like in Victory, but we don’t know exactly where they come from, so take that as you will.)
Then a new generation of Autotots and Deceptikids will wage war!
Soundwave - "Why do I always have to babysit? It seems like I carry them in my chest where ever I go!"
Reproduction and child Transformers aside, I see no reason that Transformers couldn't get married. I could imagine Springer/Arcee or Blackarachnia and Silverbolt getting married.
I'm not a fan of focussing on these aspects of the fiction but I will try to answer your questions rather than be dismissive.
They can form life long romantic pairings known as Conjux Endura.
Sparks are harvested and placed in pre-built bodies. Sometimes sparks split resulting in twin siblings.
The new Transformer is mentored by an older one.
These tend to be the most recent portrayals of these concepts.
In the old days new Transformers were built by pre existing Cybertronians and imbued with life with an artefact like the Matrix.
There was a process called budding where a Transformer underwent a form of cell division to form a new, separate individual but it's mostly disliked by the fandom.
Welcome aboard by the way.
I believw it was lockdown who stated it perfectly "you think you were born, you were BUILT!" But transformers can have romantic relationships as proven in IDW.
They do reproduce asexually, take Onslaught and Mindset for example, but hell will freeze over before a Cybertronian has 2 biological parents. Romance, on the other hand, I have no problem with. If they can hate each other enough to wage a long lasting war, then why can't they love each other?
I seriously don't understand why this keeps on coming up. It's just a really silly idea all things considered.
Personally, I think the whole "how Transformers are born/created" should be addressed as little as possible, because every person has its own idea over how it should be, so I really think it's better left to our own imagination.
Yes, romantic relationships are fine and family connections are alright (like someone being the father of some other character), but the creation... I prefer to leave it as a mystery (unless you really need to show the creation of a character like Trypticon or Scorponok).
Autotots and Deceptikids! XD
I'm sure someone has made fanart of Sounders with one of those baby snuggy carrier things strapped to his chest. :
Cybertronians in romantic relationships has been around since the first show. Although it was very minor.
As far as kids go, I prefer the build and imbue method. Though that doesn't quite explain how the Dinobots came to life without Vector Sigma.
If parental-offspring relationships don’t exist for Transformers then how is Arcee the great aunt to Rattrap??
Personally, I couldn’t tell you definitively. But is a single quote isolated from any explanatory context worth putting much stock in?
I had a joke idea that if I were writing a TF fiction, if a Transformer got asked point blank how they are “born” there’d be a cutaway or a loud distraction that obstructs the explanation.
I may be misremembering it but I took that line more as turn of phrase like “Spawn of Unicron” was.
LOL, that's just brilliant!
I agree with this, and I'm one of those that wants to see robo-kids and creation of TFs independent of things like the Quintessons/Allspark/Matrix/etc.
Now this is funny! I think that something like this is the best way to go about it. If we get a series with robo-kids, I'd want the resultant conversation to go like this:
Human companion, in utter shock: "Wait a minute, you guys have kids?!"
Transformer, with a mischievous, sarcastic tone: "And you don't?"
I like the Allspark concept in the movie that is sort of hinted at in the first movie, but they failed to flesh it out... without the Allspark, the planet Cybertron cannot make the energon it needs to continue, and Cybertron is the source of new transformers, with the transformers almost being like "cells" ... created by the body -Cybertron - to perform functions (autobots) and defense (Decepticons). This goes wrong, and the decepticons become a cancer.
They changed it later with Quintessa and the various energon-making McGuffins.
The protoforms and "protoform school" idea from Transformers Animated was cute, but anthropomorphized them too much.
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