Was Tarn really addicted to transforming?

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  1. Skyguy

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    Okay so upfront I need to say I’ve not read all of MTMTE or Lost Light. I’m only about at Swearth. So I’m probably far from seeing all of Tarns appearances, but he is said to be a transformation addict and burns through TCogs constantly but aside from his first appearance where he Transforms to tank and then back I’ve not seen him transform again, and he has made a few appearances. Even an issue more focused on them and I don’t remember him doing it at all.Shouldnt he be constantly shifting back and forth or maybe just a limb partly transforming then back again.

    So far it just seems like it was a throw away thing but then everyone complains when the Flame Toys figure comes out and does not transform like it’s a travesty.

    Again I’m no where near up too date but I’m just curious if he does it a lot later or if it’s just forgotten.
     
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    It's just forgotten.
     
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  3. Skyguy

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    Haha okay.
     
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    Roberts mentioned he had difficulty working it into the regular comic so it was “there”, but quietly abandoned.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Roberts had difficulty working transformation in at all. Despite being a fundamental aspect of a lot of his stories, Roberts insisted on locations and scenes that virtually eliminated the practical need for the gimmick.

    Tarn is just the most obvious example because it’s called out as part of his “character.”
     
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  6. Skyguy

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    Yeah I’m aware that there isn’t really much Transformation going on and there are probably some characters we never even see in an alt mode.

    I guess you can head cannon it as he lost his supply of T-cogs... but I do feel like it should have been partly addressed seeing as he burnt through hundreds and they probably last a long time for a regular cybertronian.

    Missed opportunity guess. I was just curious as people do like to mention it like it’s some integral part of his character.
     
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  7. AutobotAvalanche

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    It's a shame because that's probably the most interesting idea in the whole bunch of barely coherent edgelord concepts that make up the DJD.
     
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    I really liked the idea (which I think came from roberts although not explicitly stated too much in the comic) that the DJD had a rotating membership, and when one member died someone else took his place. Unfortunately the most we saw of this on practice was the Vos situation, and it never appeared that the membership was anything but the originals.
     
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    That was a fun idea too, sort of the counterpoint to the "immortal Ultra Magnus"
     
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  10. Skyguy

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    Yeah it would have been cool if one or two had been taken out and then another took their place later on like marvel Apocalypse’s four horsemen.
     
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    Tarn does it off panel?
     
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    Who’s Tarn? He must’ve been a character from an old fanfic.
     
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    Maybe it's like masturbation addicts. I mean we don't actually see them masturbating, but we know they do it in access. Maybe Tarn just transforms in private?
     
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    I can't recall if it was from a podcast or a stray line somewhere, but I think Roberts confirmed that only Tarn is an "original".
     
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    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    "Tarn? What's all that noise? Are you transforming in there?"

    "Don't come in DON'T COME IN!!!"

    DX

    D':

    *chkkchukkchookkchurkk*
     
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    The DJD looked cool as hell but they were written very silly.
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahahah
     
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    Yes, of an old thread;

     
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    They had the possibility of being absolutely bad ass but unfortunately poor writing scuppered their potential.
     
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    No Reason Megatron needed a scooter when he could've transformed.