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@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 June 2019 - 10:12 PM)

It's like drawing someone in the "superhero landing" pose. It's just part of the cultural vocabulary at this point.

@  Arazyr : (25 June 2019 - 07:14 PM)

I can hear that post... *shudder*

@  B-Fox : (25 June 2019 - 06:09 PM)

So why does Cyberverse sound like . . . *that*?

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Also, the theoretical new image would be a new compostion, it would just be individual bodies, or even just body parts, that are based on existing references by other creators, with the major caveat that there is more than one example for each reference so it's basically more like "following an established trend" than "copying someone's original creation".

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:03 PM)

Well, an homage is usually marked by a signature along the lines of "artist X after artist Y". I wasn't thinking about recreating something particularly memorable, just looking for reference images (just of a pose/perspective/layout) that looks like what I want, then finding more examples that just happen to look very similar, and it cannot be determined which version came "first".

@  ZakuConvoy : (25 June 2019 - 03:09 PM)

What you're describing is more an "homage" than plagiarism, really. I'm assuming you would be using different characters. It's basically like all the comic covers that homage the death of Supergirl cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths...but with different characters. It's not plagiarism, it's a reference. But if several artists have a memorable layout and are all using it, chances are it actually is referencing something memorably original.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Would that still qualify as plagiarism? After all, it could be argued that what I've recreated isn't that original to begin with since several other people have supposedly had the same general idependently from each other.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM)

And I were then to create a new image, not traced but maybe "swiped", except I wouldn't copy a specific source image, but merely recreate the basic pose and perspective shared between all of them...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:52 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:49 PM)

And out of sheer coincidence, they all feature very similar ideas, concepts, poses and/or perspectives, supposedly with none of the original creators having copied from one of the others...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:47 PM)

Assuming I were to find not one but two, three, four or even more source images, all of them by different artists, or by different photographers depicting different models...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:45 PM)

Just out of curiosity, a question regarding the concept of plagiarism:

@  Benbot : (25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM)

That game needs a remake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 08:57 AM)

I am Error.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM)

There is no error. There is only Zuul.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

The unicron singularity fixes all continuity errors.. including Power Rangers related ones now!

@  MEDdMI : (25 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

I reject your canon and substitute my own

@  unluckiness : (25 June 2019 - 12:32 AM)

Answer: It doesn't matter because even if there was one, it was never relevant in S1 and it got blown up with his original body

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 June 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Most people think Transformers canon is a series of discrete parallel lines, really it's more like a big ball of canony-wanony... stuff.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 June 2019 - 06:31 PM)

Hate to say this, but the simple answer is that you are thinking too hard and realistically, it does not matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2019 - 04:57 PM)

Don't tell me what to do.

@  Paladin : (24 June 2019 - 04:16 PM)

don't cross the streams.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 03:03 PM)

Or is this what AVP meant when he said that condradictory streams formed the JG1 timeline?

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:25 PM)

I don't like that idea.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:24 PM)

In Ask Vector Prime, it was mentioned that in the Beast Wars 2 universe, Convoys all have Energon Matrices and that when Optimus Primal from the Japanese Beast Wars stream was transported to the Beast Wars 2 stream, his history was subtly altered that he too possessed an Energon Matrix. What does this mean? That Beast Wars 2 is actually not canon to the Japanese Beast Wars?

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

gizmoboy

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.


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#41 Noideaforaname

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

Nexus:

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Nexus is the original combiner, which is a pretty fun concept. Instead of the typical five-member-team format, though, Nexus here is just one bot -- not even that, he's more like a virus, uploading himself into any nearby machinery. As such he doesn't have a set look or vehicle theme, and would be near-impossible to outright kill.

 

 

And a scale chart!

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Alpha Trion stands at around 25 feet (Optimus/Megatron height). Solus is rather tall, Liege Maximo is pretty huge, and the Fallen HOLY COW!



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:14 PM

I think this is my favorite concept out of the set. That design is delicious and dynamic, and knowing it'd be constantly changing out parts makes it even better. I love how his left hand seems to be in the process of attaching, leaving, or maybe just adjusting its grip on his arm. The structure and pose of the train arm give me a pleasant RotF Devastator vibe. And the head design is inspired - that's half boat, half "transwarp cruiser", right?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:40 PM

This whole set is amazing and the art style is quirky and slightly adorable.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:30 PM

Is that Zim's ship on his left arm?



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

Thanks everyone!

 

And Nexus is made up of a transwarp cruiser, a boat with funnels, a little turret drone, a drill machine, a flying saucer, a train, a War for Cybertron space slug, and a Voot Cruiser (Zim's ship).



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

And I see Beta's featured on the homepage alongside Cheets' Rampage. That is all sorts of awesome!



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

even if you didn't have a Staff member enamored with your art, it should be showcased. 

 

way to go 



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

While I think you're right that he knows his stuff is good regardless, I still think you're selling him short to say a staff member, because I know that for one, I'm quite enamored, but had nothing to do with the showcase pick. Still, I'd rather put it the other way around, that it's "all sorts of awesome" to have folks making art like this we get to show off on the front page. = ]


Edited by Copper Bezel, 09 August 2017 - 10:38 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:30 AM

I realize you didn't front page the thread Copper :) I could have worded that better to express the mutually exclusive nature of the two events. 

 

I'm just happy this is a thing Allspark is doing now.  



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

I am completely enamored with Noidea's Animated styled art. I'm just a little upset at myself that I didn't do it sooner, his work totally deserves to be showcased. :)

 

 

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:06 PM

Sooo, some time ago, I crafted a version of the Decepticons with a political bent (and some inspiration from the IDW comics and Terry van Feleday's crazy detailed analysis of Bay's movie trilogy). Since then, real-world politics have killed the fun dead. Still, this is essentially my headcanon for the faction now.
 
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Founder/Leader of the Decepticons, Megatron lives up to his faction’s name. He very rarely outright lies, but he bends the truth to near breaking point, highlights irrelevant but damaging factoids, and encourages the worst to be assumed -- all the while warning his followers that they are being deceived. Megatron knows he doesn’t have to be liked, he just needs to make everyone believe the other side is far worse.

Although capable of holding his own in a fight, Megatron prefers to get other Decepticons to fight in his place. Some would consider this cowardice, hiding behind bigger bots; Megatron himself thinks of it as making the right friends.

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... see it's supposed to be crafty stealthy doublespeak, not blatantly waffling on literally every conceivable subject. Durn politics...

Gun mode's a shotgun since I thought it'd be easier for a limo to turn into that instead of something shorter/squatter. Plus, it makes a rather grisly contrast to the clean limo and bot modes. He also doesn't mass-shift. Why?

 

 

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A literal and figurative giant amongst the Decepticon military, Starscream believes a perpetual state of conflict is needed for the health of the individual and the community as a whole. You can’t be prepared for what life throws at you if you aren’t already on your toes. Anyone that dies along the way, well, they’d have only weighed the survivors down anyways. This goes for the Commander-in-Chief, too! All for the greater good, you must understand. The Decepticons deserve only the best to lead them.

 

Starscream is quite content as Second-in-Command, afterall getting to tell Megatron what to do and having the honor of using him in gun mode is a pretty sweet high. Intoxicating, even...

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Jets are far larger than trucks and tanks, a fact rarely acknowledged in Transformers -- in fact it's more likely to try to claim a 60-foot jet can somehow end up the same size as a 6-foot motorcycle. Riiiiiight... So anyways I decided to just let Starscream be a ginormous flippin' robot. And beautifully enough his size means Megatron doesn't have to shrink down in gun mode either!

Starscream's jet mode is based on the S-3 Viking, the only vehicle to earn the call sign Navy One... by delivering George W. Bush to his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech. Subtlety!

 
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Charged with security, Shockwave will go to any length to protect the Decepticon way. Anything that helps the cause is immediately justified for that very reason. If that means sacrificing a few freedoms, or even a few lives, then so be it. Fortunately, most Decepticons are willing to give of themselves for the greater good -- partly because they’ve been conditioned to do so, but largely because they believe themselves to be the victims in the Autobot-Decepticon conflict and thus are desperate to do something. In fact the people’s suggestions are often far more ambitious than Shockwave’s own.

Shockwave (more often his subordinates) scours battlefields for any possible benefits. Technology can be reverse-engineered, POWs can divulge enemy plans and/or be put to work (scientists are especially valuable), and casualties... an autopsy can reveal what killed them, and from there new weapons can be developed. Shockwave is obsessed with finding Autobot secrets, going so far as to “release” prisoners he stuffed with recording devices in the hope to uncover something, anything. But most of those bugged bots end up dead or drunk or lead incredibly dull lives, perhaps he needs a more proactive agent...

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Shockwave turns into an Avrocar, a real-life top secret military flying saucer. He also lost half his face somewhere...
 
 
More to come!


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:34 PM

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Soundwave gathers, rectifies, distributes -- effectively controls information, on everyone and everything. He ensures that all hear HIS version of events, the version that best serves Deceptionism. All of history, of art and of literature, all opinions and individual thought, all of all supports -has ALWAYS supported- Megatron and his loyal subjects. Anything that doesn't, simply doesn't exist -- never existed. It was just a momentary lapse in memory on your part, an honest mistake, we all make them from time to time (excluding the mighty Megatron, of course, of course).

Soundwave is assisted by a veritable army of (typically diminutive) Transformers, primarily in gathering intel. He cares deeply for each and every one of them; not out of comradery, oh no, but because they all contain so much precious data. Even more if you lobotomize away those useless personalities.


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Drones, biased news media, hypocrisy, and George Orwell, all in one bot!

While inspired by his Prime counterpart's noggin, this Soundwave's face is an actual camera lens -- absorbs everything, displays nothing.

I suppose it's a bit redundant to include a flash drive while implying Laserbeak (et al.) is one with wings, but I rather like the visual of SW gingerly holding a lifeless object while manhandling a living, sentient creature. Really sums him up.

 

 

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Soundwave has made use of innumerable underlings in his endless quest to control information. Their primary function is to gather, process, and store intel of every imaginable kind, both on the enemy and on fellow Decepticons (a loyal Decepticon has no secrets!). Every iota of raw data is invaluable, regardless of how mundane it may seem. As such, these lackeys will sacrifice their own minds and bodies to hold more, and more, and more, until they’re little more than barely-living memory cards. But even then one bot can only hold so much… Prior to their ultimate fate, these Decepticons are often tasked with properly maintaining the collective information. Sometimes that requires creating helpful graphs to simplify complex social issues, remastering damaged recordings (Rumble does a perfect impression of Megatron, for those rare instances when a bit too much static interferes), discarding offensive works that do not fit with modern sensibilities, or just simply asking [citation needed] on dubious claims. Although largely thankless, it is a vital role that lets the Decepticon populace know what it needs to know.
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My initial idea was that these guys would've all turned into actual drones, ideally ones used by news reporters. But that got dull and restrictive real quick (and searching "news drones" isn't very helpful), so I went with a mix of 'drones' and surveillance-related things.
Rumble and Frenzy are based on Boston Dynamic's "BigDog" - which, as a military pack mule, doesn't really fit the theme all that much, but since I used real-world robots with treads, wheels, and copter blades I thought I might as well go with one with legs.

BTW, that small text on Overkill (the dinosaur) reads "We Toys See Everything"

 

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Developed by Soundwave, the Gobot is an entirely new kind of Transformer, one that only exists in cyberspace but can be endlessly copied and distributed. Acting as a (mostly) free downloadable "virtual pet", the Gobot is allowed in countless devices, where is covertly steals as much private information as it can find and sends it all back to Soundwave. Technically speaking everyone has agreed to allow the Gobot to do so, regardless of whether or not they're aware of it, by accepting the lengthy terms of service and by NOT opt-outing of being spied on. Luckily for the Decepticons, neither the humans nor Autobots seem to truly understand the internet they love so much.

 

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Obviously this is based on internet "privacy", but it's also a bit of a thought experiment on where actual Transformer toys may end up in a few years. Gobot is meant to be very basic, generation one; the user just slides the limbs out and it's ready to play.

Despite the name, he's based off of "Reedman" from Revenge of the Fallen -- a two-dimensional cyclops made up of countless little spiders that go and steal things for Soundwave -- but "reedman" is a doofy name, "Gobot" is a lot more... marketably doofy. Plus hey, maybe these things evolve into their own race, maybe even somehow using those humans that are SO dependent on their devices, essentially becoming a kind of cyborg...?



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

You have such a  unique style. This whole thread is full of awesome!



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:57 PM

^ Why thank you!

 

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For many Decepticons it is the dream, for others they are a nightmare; the Decepticon Justice Division takes loyalism to the extreme. The DJD serve as bodyguards for Megatron out on the field, taking on his alternate mode to serve as decoys for any would-be assassin. And in the unlikely event that the Decepticon leader is injured, the DJD are there willing and able to donate their parts (ALL of them, if need be). As one might expect, the Division has gone through quite a number of recruits. Luckily, the waiting list for membership is incredibly long - even after limiting it to those with the same spark-type as Megatron. Those that make it are completely rebuilt into walking torture devices, and are given one further weapon: a mask in the form of the Decepticon badge. This doesn’t do any physically damage (although some clever bots have found ways), rather it’s psychological: victims aren’t going against a group of thugs, they are going against Decepticonism itself.

When not directly protecting their leader, the DJD hunt down any that oppose the Decepticon cause: assassins, terrorists, traitors, rebels, dissidents, thoughtcriminals, etc.. While this sadly means sometimes cutting down their own Decepticon brothers, a great many of these “undesirables” have been successfully rehabilitated, every iota of disloyalty having been burned, torn, blasted, devoured, scrambled and otherwise removed from their minds.


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Conceptually, these guys are a fusion between the original DJD and the Dreads from Dark of the Moon -- a trio of unmarked Secret Service/Police SUVs. Obstinately it's done to give Megatron a motorcade, though it also freed *me* from trying to come up with alt modes that weren't redundant with the robot modes.

Initially, all these guys would've killed/"rehabilitated" Transformers in a very meta way, akin to the Dip from Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Kragle from The Lego Movie... but apart from unscrewing everything and ripping off those two movies I wasn't sure how to kill a plastic toy. And then my mind wandered towards slime-buckets and eyeball-monsters and subwoofers. The hooks guy is taken from the description of the previous Vos (not that he's meant to be him, specifically) -- it's not really apparent from the design but he can split into two; he hooks onto an opponent's limbs and drives off in opposite directions.

 

 

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Barricade joined the Decepticon Justice Division with the hopes of becoming one of Megatron’s personal bodyguards, but after finding his spark-type was not a match for the Decepticon leader (he is a match for Starscream though) he was instead assigned to uphold the law on a civilian level. Barricade takes his more realistic function in stride, after all a Decepticon mustn’t allow personal disappointment get in the way of serving the cause, and all who serve are equals regardless of their post.
...though he can still be a bit moody sometimes.

 

Barricade is partnered with Nickel – an excitable and optimistic recruit with a habit of spouting off Decepticon maxims. She’s just happy to support the cause in any way! However, Nickel’s enthusiasm and Decepticon conditioning can get the better of her, as she’ll occasionally chase after street lights and trash cans thinking they are Autobots in disguise. Nickel hasn’t had any luck so far, but you can never be too careful.

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Have you ever noticed how often  the human police in Transformers are billed as antagonists? Barricade's not as subversive as you'd think. (not that many Decepticons are, it's mostly the Autobots that try to pass themselves off as "just regular guys"...)



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

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Decepticon society is a culture of fear and paranoia, of assuming everyone and anything could be an Autobot in disguise. To help keep spirits up, Ratbat offers many wonderful consumer goods: feel-good movies with simple plots (there'll be a dozen sequels and five spinoffs!), new alternate modes to change into (try a new form every year!), exotic planets to visit (travel to Rigels I - VI and Rigel VII is free!), plastic action figures (collect them all!), soma tablets in every flavor imaginable (a gramme in time saves nine!), and so much more! All proceeds go to better the Decepticon cause, namely by allowing Ratbat to offer even more exciting product.

Ratbat absolutely floods the populace with catchy and provocative advertising, even going so far as to modify his wing membranes to display them. Occasionally, by necessity only, Decepticon High Command will assume temporary control of all the monitors and screens (it's far easier to do this than set up their own) to bring important messages and updates... and to make sure Ratbat hasn't completely blotted out the state of anxiety they've been cultivating.

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This time around, Ratbat's got nothing to do with Soundwave. At least, not directly...

Ratbat's car form takes it's general design from the Bufori Geneva and the colors from Goldfinger's Rolls Royce. Not particularly evident, but it also has gull-wing doors for that added bit of flash and battyness.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:47 PM

Oh my! Those are fantastic Noid!

 

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:05 PM

^ Thank you very much!

 

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Decepticision 20XX

 

Every four vorns (or 332 human years) the Decepticons hold an election to choose their leader; an honest election where the candidate with the most votes wins, which always happens to be Megatron. Of course, his opponents are carefully chosen to be easily defeated, comically inept strawmen that make Megatron look good simply because he’s not them (though not so inept as to become the stars of the election*). Thus the Decepticon populace feels that they’ve both made an impact on society AND have successfully identified and routed out deceivers in their midst...

 

This year, the opposing candidates are:

Octus is a proponent of manifest destiny, that the Decepticons have the sole right to the entire cosmos. Anyone who gets in the way gets exterminated (or at least kicked off the planet). Under his reign all Decepticons would have to join the armed forces in order to become a “true” citizen, not earning their full rights until they do so.
Of course Octus himself is infamously lazy and hedonistic, in sharp contrast of his idealized warrior-citizen, though he attests that his alien tank mode’s weaponry are more than capable of compensating. Not that he’d ever voluntarily join the battle line.

 

Scorponok would instead prefer to work with the universe's other inhabitants as equals, even going so far as to grant automatic citizenry to anyone who so much as visits a Decepticon-occupied planet. Scorponok has especially close ties with one organic world in particular, though he is quick to assure his fellow robotic comrades that he’s still loyal to the cause.
Scorponok has launched a number of exotic building projects, allegedly “for the economy” (though it often seems to benefit non-Transformer workers…). His latest plan seems to concern a massive fortress of some type, with himself as the head. But of course, he designed the thing and is running for Leader, why wouldn’t he be in charge?

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Went thru quite a few ideas for this one. At one point I considered Sky-Byte and Scourge, as they'd be so focused on each other Megatron would be politically unscathed -- but given who everyone remembers from the old Robots in Disguise 'toon I quickly changed my mind. So I chose obscure-but-sorta-memorable Decepticon Leaders.

You may have guessed (or known) that Octus turns into a Dalek. Scorponok, on the other hand, turns into a tree harvester, specifically the scorpion-esque Plustech Walking Harvester.

 

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#58 Shadewing

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

Scorponok is obscure?  :???


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:43 PM

Well he's certainly not topping the favorites list for Beast Wars or the Live-Action Movies...



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:10 PM

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"King" Galvatron is a madman, so completely and utterly out of his mind it’s a marvel he functions at all. He rambles on about unicorns, break into a fit of laughter mid-sentence, argue with his scepter, names inanimate objects “Milo”, and generally makes frightfully little sense. On top of this, Galvatron presumes himself to be Decepticon Leader, expecting everyone (Autobots and humans included!) to follow his orders -- and as one might expect, said orders are bafflingly ridiculous, making sense to no one but Galvatron himself. If even that.

Some conspiracy theorists would have you believe that Galvatron is none other than Megatron! They claim that our Leader had met with a terrible fate and is now a slave to an evil all-consuming god from beyond the stars, and that this “truth” is being hidden from the public by Decepticon Command for just-as-nefarious reasons. Naturally, this is preposterous. All loyal Decepticons can see Megatron is alive and well thanks to his daily televised speeches or his frequent motorcade travels; truly fortunate Decepticons might even have had the privilege to see Megatron in battle alongside Starscream. All these Autobot-sympathizers prove is that they are even crazier than Galvatron.

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A twist on the idea that Big Brother the original person is dead. Megatron himself is for all intents and purposes deceased, but his physical remains have been reconstructed into another being entirely. Meanwhile the *idea* of Megatron is kept alive by Soundwave, and not even the DJD or Starscream are aware of the deception. Heck, maybe Soundwave has even deluded himself...

 

Or Galvatron could just be a crazy bot that just kinda resembles Megatron a little bit.





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