What do you think Decepticon means?

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  1. Tampalicious

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    fuckin hilarious
     
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    This thread was awesome until we got all nerdy linguistic style.

    Now I deem it hot.
     
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    Deceptive Icon. Referring to the Fallen.
    It could be a term that was initially coined by the Autobot race for followers of the Fallen - sort of slang or a slur.
    The Fallen's followers officially adopted it as their collective name at some point.
     
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    Dirty
    Egotistical
    Creatures
    Evolved
    Poorly
    Transformed
    Identities
    Cybertonian
    Operations
    Neutralize
     
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    Personally, I've always been fond of the term "Deceptive Constructs".
     
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    Daaad...

    Stop saying stupid shit, Spike.
     
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    Dicks
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    De-septic-on

    Obviously, it means they're full of shit.
     
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    Hmm, I like it.
     
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    fixed :D 
     
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    the autobot's name origin was explained? I didn't even know this shitty movie had dialogue
     
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    I think It was explained in first movie, not second.
     
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    I entered this forum just to say this idea its a very good explanation....
    In spanish DECEPTION sounds simillar to DECEPCION (spanish word) which means DISAPPOINTMENT, so it made no sense to me anything like DISAPPOINTMENT CONVERTERS HAHA
     
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    Robots who tend to be deceptive
     
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    In real life it's a combination of the words 'deception' and 'con' (as in, con-man, con-job). In universe, I'm really not sure. I don't think I've ever really heard an explanation.
     
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    I like your theory but it doesn't really seem plausable. I mean it's not a name the Decepticons themselves would give their own faction but rather a designation their enemy came up with when describing them. I hope you get what I mean.
     
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    Well i think it's a a force of evil doing to take down autobots and what all the autobots and logo stand for.
     
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    In G1 Autobot was short for Automobile Robot
    In Bayverse it's short for Autonomous Robot
    Decepticon could mean Deceptive Construct or be a portmanteau of Deceptive Con-men
     
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    Deceptive legion of transformers goaled to get control of the universe through force and chaos. In other words; they're Cybertron and earths reckoning.

    For continuity wise:

    • Bayverse is a group of lowlife idiots who's probably all built by megatron hence why no autobots see them as cybertronians as they murder them with disregards of who they were in the past.
    • G1 is a bunch of evil wannabes that would all get slaughtered realistically if Prime mobilized all his G1 cartoon (season 1-3) autobots together and didn't play into their games.
    • Prime is a group of successful villains that would've had the upper hand on the autobots in dominating earth if they had dealt with the two thorns on their side: Starscream and Knockout.
    Don't really know the other continuities
     
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  20. Starscream Gaga

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    I'm surprised that in four pages the two different canon reasoning behind the Decepticons' names haven't been mentioned.

    Exodus gave us the kind of shaky reasoning that Megatron named them because "Sometimes deception is necessary, when those who should listen to the truth will not, and will only understand once they have been lied to and forced to see their own lies." That's honestly a pretty silly reason, but I suppose it's a silly name to begin with.

    In IDW, the Decepticons named themselves as an abbreviation of the term "You are being deceived", which appeared in Megatron's writings that inspired the Decepticon movement, referring to the political unrest on Cybertron, and the phrase became something of a calling card among followers. That makes much more sense to me.
     
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