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@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Thundercracker, in particular.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Some of the Decepticons start to really enjoy being the good guys. Well, they enjoy the act, at least. They find fulfillment in their assumed personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Except SHockwave eventually betrays his teammates and teams up with Skynet.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Starscream becomes the young, eager Nightscream, and so on.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

Megatron becomes the noble Megabolt, taking cues from Beast Wars Silverbolt.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

A Thunderbolts-esque masquerade.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

In order to do so, the Decepticons pretend to be the good guys and take on different personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:18 PM)

So Megatron decides that hey, the Autobots are stillback on Cybertron, so why not team up with the humans, defeat Skynet, then double-cross the humans?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

Unfortunately, the Skynet/humans war is already going on, and Skynet is evolving rapidly.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

The Decepticons discover Earth and want to plunder its resources.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

It would have a really crazy twist:

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

I've had this crazy idea for a Transformers/Terminator crossover for years.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Specifically I'd like to see Skynet's army rise up against him (he did refer to them as an "army of slaves" in Genisys), or even perhaps a peace-minded iteration of Skynet that's existed in a humanoid form long enough to gain some compassion for the human point of view

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:19 PM)

A peaceful resolution would be satisfying for me (it's the only resolution possible in The Matrix series, too), but I think the majority of Terminator fans would walk out think WTF?

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:15 PM)

I liked Clarke as Sarah as well, although I read a lot of complaints online that she looked too young, but I thought she was pretty badass.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 05:11 PM)

I think across these movies, there's a very compelling story about a progressive temporal arms race driven by mutual fear in which Judgement Day keeps getting pushed back, which only gives both sides more time for technological development, and the only true resolution to it is cooperation. But cooperation will never come about because each side fears being wiped out by the other.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Genisys basically made Sara Connors' entire motivation in stopping judgement day stem from not wanting to sleep with Jai Courtney. and really, can you blame her?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 03:52 PM)

I'll give Genisys another thing, Emilia Clarke made a damn good Linda Hamilton. (As for Jai Courtney looking nothing like Michael Biehn, that just supports my theory that it's not always the same "Kyle Reese" sent back which would explain why John Connor looks different in almost every movie.)

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2018 - 02:54 PM)

I'm not, I'm lost in music.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2018 - 12:59 PM)

What, again?

@  2018 : (18 June 2018 - 06:33 AM)

It's a time warp. We're trapped in the past.

@  Pennpenn : (18 June 2018 - 05:44 AM)

A rick roll? Really?

@  Waspinator : (17 June 2018 - 11:03 PM)

On the subject of a Mega Man movie

@  Msol : (17 June 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Man I really wish Slash was blue instead of red. Swoop looks off as the only blue one. What a missed opportunity!

@  Otaku : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 PM)

@Bass X0 So, getting back to Mega Man as a movie and smart-aleck answers, wouldn't Astroboy (2009) count? ;) Otherwise, I'm torn; part of me is glad they haven't tried given Hollywood's track record.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 01:52 PM)

and some TV show...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 01:35 PM)

John Connor?! John Connor! JOHN CONNORRRRR!!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Pretty sure that's what happened to John Connor in that last one

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 12:17 PM)

you eat them.... THEY EAY YOU

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 11:57 AM)

Nanomachines, son!

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 11:49 AM)

@Nevermore Rice of fhe Macheens: taking over the world with evil robots the size of rice grains.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:36 AM)

It eventually goes off the rails, but the bones of an interesting story are there. I enjoyed it more than Rise of the Machines or Salvation

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 11:26 AM)

There was Genysis, Jujjmend Dae, Salvayshon and Rice of the Macheens, or something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:25 AM)

I actually re-watched Genisys the other day, and I'll give it one thing. The beginning of the movie with the pre-Terminator 1 future scenes all looked really fantastic.

@  Xellos : (17 June 2018 - 11:08 AM)

Five, actually, with a sixth in development. Varying degrees of cannonicity between them, though.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 07:59 AM)

There was only two movies, right?

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 07:08 AM)

overall, lousy. there's one great one, one pretty good one and everything else under that brand sucks.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 June 2018 - 06:52 AM)

uuuhhh, what do you think the terminator movies are?

@  Bass X0 : (17 June 2018 - 06:35 AM)

Why has Mega Man never been given a Hollywood movie?

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:32 AM)

Considering at least half our workforce is not of "German" descent, racism should really have no place at our workplace.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 AM)

The one thing that really fascinated me was how he was so adamant that his kids have to learn German that he insisted on only speaking German at home. I'm not saying that this is the one true way to do it, but I did respect him for that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:22 AM)

Always cheerful, always friendly. Leaves behind a wife and three kids.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:21 AM)

I'd have done this either way, but in this case it particularly pissed me off because the deceased coworker was literally the nicest person you could possibly hope to meet.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 04:18 AM)

He deserved it to be suspended. What an imbecile.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:17 AM)

****ing disgusting racist.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

Guy was immediately suspended from work.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

He literally said in my face "they only make a big fuss because that token negro died". I said "dude, what are you saying?" He said "my parent taught me to say what I think." I said "bad enough for you to think like that." and then reported him.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:15 AM)

So I told this other longtime employee that I was planning to go to the funeral, and he went on a tirade about how "other people had died too", and this was only treated as a big deal because this guy was black.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:13 AM)

A longtime coworker who originated from Ghana had died, really nice guy, I attended his funeral on Friday.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:13 AM)

So on Thursday I had to report a coworker for extremely racist remarks...


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

We all know that many creators reference the TFWiki for help in creating their Transformers works. And sometimes, either by intent or accident, the results can be not what veteran fans would have expected. For example:
 
  • JaAm is probably spelled in such camel casing on Universe Hot Shot's packaging because of the wiki article.
  • Horri-Bull is intentionally colored yellow in IDW's Robots in Disguise comic series based on a badly-lit/scanned photograph of the G1 Horri-Bull toy.
  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.
  • Or most egregiously, Roadburner the Micromaster Combiner being misinterpreted as having a single, full alt-mode in the Legends game and when the story presumably called for Roadbuster.
  • Strika's Vehicon drones wound up getting a canonical name (over 15 years later in Beast Wars: Uprising) at all because of the wiki.

So what is such a phenomenon you take note of?

And what to you would be an unexpected or unprecedented but welcome (mis)interpretation in a future work derived from something up on the wiki?
 
I begin by nominating this image from Spotlight: Trailcutter. What if some future creator interpreted this panel from Spotlight: Trailcutter as the literal, non-shadowed, non-imagination designs of three Titans? I could get behind some badass black-hued Titans.
 
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.




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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

I think Obsidian's distorted head from Till All Are One is because the artist referred to his wiki page's main image, which fails to accentuate the 3rd Dimension properly.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?


Edited by Shrug, 08 November 2017 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?

 

The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

Hell, the wiki didn't exist when IDW Transformers came about.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:06 PM

Not really wiki "funny-ness" but Jim Sorenson wrote out shoutouts to Derik and Interrobang in the Almanacs.

 

And McFeely, of course.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?

The toy is actually flat light gray.  That's either a mildly yellowed one from age or the color tint is slightly off, but yes, TR's most likely did.

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Pretty much any botched color scheme from the last five years is up to the design team just checking Wiki or Seibertron photos, so I have heard.

 

Generations Jhiaxus' color scheme might also be chalked up to that, but that's early enough to be in doubt.


Edited by Spark, 08 November 2017 - 12:10 PM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?
 
The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.
Heh, massive brainfart on my part.

Alternatively:

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the first 37 people with home internet,BTW) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

BotCon Ferak is white because the image I pulled from the wiki at the time had the colors twerked just enough he didn't read as purple. Tornado almost had a yellow-ish head crest. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

 

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017

 

What's even sadder is that I can easily imagine someone who never watched Vehicle Voltron misremembering the Fleet of Doom special as a Voltron/Transformers crossover, having never bothered to check to see what it actually was after all these years.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 November 2017 - 01:25 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Two thoughts:

 

1) I'd love for these things to be documented on the Wiki itself somewhere.

 

2) This is why, I think, it's okay to take arguments about the structure and categorization of the wiki a little bit seriously, since it's proven it now influences the original work.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".

 

If you showed a picture of her toy to a casual fan (in this case meaning someone not familiar with Japan-only Minicons) and asked them to guess which faction she was, they'd probably say Decepticon since she's purple.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

The article for Strika's drones details how they got their name from the Wiki itself.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

FOC Vortex's weird colour scheme is ultimately thanks to the wiki's choice of mainpic:
http://jalaguy.tumblr.com/post/159945624793/its-kind-of-fascinating-the-way-vortexs-colours


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

While the above is certainly true, let's be honest...Vortex has a uniquely hugged-up and inconsistent color scheme among G1 characters.

 

His toy has some purple, his character model is mostly gray, his Transformers: Universe entry found a huge amount of red somewhere...

 

Inconsistency is his consistent trait.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

I can't remember the issue or context right now, but I remember there was an MTMTE issue that flashed back or quoted dialogue from an earlier issue, but it was punctuated or formatted a bit wrong, with the wiki page noting that it was likely copied from the wiki article from that earlier issue, which ALSO featured that same quirk of formatting.





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