Worst Transformer names of all?

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  1. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    -starts convulsing in fear-
     
  2. UltraMagnus3786

    UltraMagnus3786 That's what it is

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    off the top of my head:

    hubcap
    dinobot (so generic!!)
    not a bot, i know, but a transformers character: daniel. after sparkplug and spike, daniel was just a let-down
     
  3. SilverDragon

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    The worst name in Transformers belongs not to a transformer, but to a Beastformer.


    Laser Cock.


    Or alternately it's the best name in Transformers. Your call.
     
  4. Ladies Man 217

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    Decepticharge. This one has always irked me too. It sounds like something you could get in a prison on Cybertron. I think Starscream had it. Did you really think Megatron kept him around because he was useful?
     
  5. SydneyY

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    Bump.
     
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    B'Boom
     
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    Erector, hands down.
     
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    Puundragon The Mighty Puundragon

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    Ultra Magnus

    My wife things he is an Autobot Adult Film Star
     
  9. Unfall

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    I gotta say one of the worst is Spinister
     
  10. Alex5

    Alex5 No Broken

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    You have to come to the conclusion that for every 10 acceptable names they came up with, they were allowed to use a penis/fart gag for the next one.

    Probably helps keep you sane when you're an adult designing child's toys.
     
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    has to be Erector

    i mean come on
     
  12. Movebuster

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    I notice no-one has mentioned Jetfire.

    I don't know if Jetfire is a fart gag, an STD gag, or just a really unimaginative name that started out innocent enough but got twisted in my mind.
     
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    I think you're alone on this one...:p 
     
  14. Vexza

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    ...what?
     
  15. 'nok

    'nok undead space monkey

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    The Uk ones where odd Thunderclash di we mispell Crash? Deft wing? ok but how can you be deft (acurate) with a wing? maybe deft wings, I've never seen a one winged plane fly farunless it started out HIGH
     
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    Wheelie or Mudflap.
     
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    For me, Erector is number 1 for worst TF name. I don't even consider Japanese TF names, since it's a completely different culture and what doesn't make sense to me could be perfectly acceptable to them.

    And while we're at it, why can't a Transformer be called Billy or Phillip?
    Wouldn't that make more sense when dealing with humans? It has been suggested that the TF names we know them by were code names because the Cybertronian versions were unpronounceable by human methods. If that's considered true, then I think Optimus Prime is pretty arrogant to call himself the "best of best" and Megatron needs to get a spell checker program installed, just for starters.

    Just because a name isn't all that creative doesn't necessarily make it a bad name. I mean, if you really want to get nit-picky, I would say that Megatron isn't all that creative either. They just added an "R" to megaton (or conversely, added "Mega" to "TRON"). So by your logic, Megatron is a bad name as well. Also Brawn, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Prowl, Jazz and Reflector since they aren't all that creative or thought-out, either.

    Btw, I think Buzzsaw is a good name for a bird bot that likes to shred the enemy with its beak. At any rate, it's just as good as Laserbeak.

    Scourge and Ravage are good name for villains:

    scourge - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    ravage - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    And if you think Ravage is suggestive, you've been spending way too much time in the Harlequin Romance section of the book store.
     
  18. lt.jdavid

    lt.jdavid Lieutenant In the GAR

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    im gonna say windbreaker he was the first transformer i ever owned
     
  19. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Oh, sweet Engrish. You never let me down.

    Well, if Cybertronian is anything like the movieverse version, I can't imagine any human can pronounce "ZRP-RP-BLOOP-RRP" very well.

    But I must disagree about Wheelie and Buzzsaw and the others. Names like Jazz and Brawl say something about the character, at least. Megatron, again, creates certain connotations when heard, so much so the Hasbro execs were reluctant to use it, at first.

    Although...seeing some of the Engrish ones and the simplicity of the BW ones...we could always combine them for maximum fun.

    "Donkey Punch, Cockblocker, Chicken Choker, Bearded Clam! Maximize!"

    - Coeloptera
     
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    Stampy.
    Bighorn.
    BB.
    Diego.
    Alan.
    Leaf.
    Joe.
    Windy.
    The list is endless, it really is.