Transformers with spinning names

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  1. QLRformer

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    Cyclonus, Whirl, Spinister, Twirl, Topspin, Twister, Tornado, Twintwist (and some others I may have forgotten)... and yet maybe only a few of them actually do spin (Cyclonus, Whirl and Spinister were copters).

    I don't know of any existing Transformers who can actually use spinning as a fighting ability (like the guy below, his name is Wamuu), but it would be cool IMO to give a spinning move to one of the theme-nemed characters above.

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    If I recall correctly, Vortex used to pick up people with tornadoes back in G1.
     
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    Whoa, careful with the spinny names! I'm starting to getting dizzy over here! Any mention of Cyclone Mini-Cons and I might just lose my lunch!
     
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    The G2 rotor bots had somewhat of a spinning attack.
     
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    Well Twintwist is a trill tank so he technically uses a spinning weapon...

    Though I really don't understand characters like Topspin who have never been anything with any kind of spinning gimmick. You really need to be a helicopter or a drill tank with a name like that.
     
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    Even if not having a spinning name, Cybertron Thundercracker did use some kind of spinning attack at the end of the series. Shooting while turning, and it didn't work.
     
  8. Applejacktimus

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    Maybe they're named that because they have the power of the Spiral...

    ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!!
     
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  9. QLRformer

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    Maybe he could transform into a Beyblade (a spinning top weapon).
     
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    I was kind of looking at my FoC Topspin and thinking if I balance his vehicle mode on the nose cone maybe I could spin him around like a top but sadly that doesn't work.
     
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  12. JLvatron

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    There were others with spin names, like Ro-Tor.
    Then there were others with spin actions, but not name, like Scrounge who Transformed into a wheel.

    Also objects indirectly. In season 2 Trans-Europe Express, the Pearl of Bahuddin controlled the weather and made a twister. As in spinning, and a pearl is round. :) 
     
  13. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    Topspin gets his name from his Jumpstarter gimmick, although I suppose Topflip might have been better. There was also confusion at some level with Hasbro as well, though, in that some packages had Topspin's picture on the tech spec of Twintwist's box and vice versa. I got Topspin as a kid because he was cheap and the same size as the other deluxe Autobots. Once in hand though, I didn't ask for Twintwist, who wasn't all that different looking aside from the drills.