I was looking at my CW Superion & Menasor the other day and I got to thinking, how do they work?
I don't mean the toys, or even the fiction mechanical engineering of them, but more, how are the gestalt minds formed?
All the components have their own individual sparks, but do Superion and Menasor? If so, does that mean Silverbolt and Motormaster contain two sparks in their bodies? Their own and Superion's/Menasor's? If not, do the components each contribute all or parts of their sparks to form a temporary spark for the gestalt?
Or do they not have sparks at all? Are they simply an A.I. made of the mental impulses of the component members, and not truly alive at all?
I like to imagine that the combiner port that they all have is actually their spark chambers that attach and create a sort of spark circulatory system, where the energies of the individual sparks all flow together and create a temporary "super spark" that becomes the soul of the gestalt.