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It goes back to the ideological differences between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Both sides are Transformers who can modify their bodies. The Autobots believe in peaceful coexistence with the rest of the universe, so their alt modes (the alternate shape they transform into) mirror that: cars and trucks so that they can exist among people without being ...


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Transformers and logic don't really go hand in hand, Bay's version being one of the worst culprits. But if I were to give it a guess I would say that they maintained the shiny exteriors as part of their disguise. Bumblebee quickly changes from a beatup (but classic!) Camaro into a brand new modern one in a matter of minutes. When they are in robot mode they ...


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Just stumbled across this, and thought about it in relation to computers. Here the primary objective is not to preserve energy, but rather to preserve time for processing instructions. You know this from any computer you use. If you run several programs in parallel, the processing time gets shared between them, and they all run at a slower rate. This could ...


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The Transformers aren't very well explored in the Michael Bay movies, so we'll have to judge according to the other (better explored) continuities. While the process of switching alternate modes in the movie seemed effortless, it might not have been. In other continuities the switch is either energy consuming or a major physical operation. So just changing ...


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I don't disagree with System Down's answer; it's a good in-universe response. But there is also a real-world answer: If the Decepticons didn't have some kind of advantage, there wouldn't be a story. Before any Transformers movie is made (or, indeed, virtually any Hollywood action movie), there are some guidelines the story is expected to follow: the ...


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Yes as you said, ...they operated at a very low (molecular?) level... this could be the explanation. They would have recreated themselves damage-free somehow. But if this is the case, I don't know why they just don't do away with those damages when fighting as well.. Personally, I think its just a plot inconsistency. If the transformers are that advanced ...


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Also, I'd say the obvious reason during filmmaking is that it's product placement for the latest generation of cars they want to show off. If they're damaged with battle scars, it wouldn't be very effective ;) Another flaw, however, is why not just transform into a battle robot that's slightly less beaten up than their current selves? Energy conservation, ...


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Based on his lines in the movie, "That be the smell of treasure, lads.", he was leading an expedition to the arctic circle to look for fame and/or riches. That statement probably shouldn't be taken literal. Treasure probably means "what we've been looking for" which is probably anything scientifically significant which is why expeditions to exotic/remote ...


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First thing to remember that Transformers are the toy-line and for a toy multiple transformation are not possible. Films also used the same old transformation mode for the characters from the franchise. In films their transformation are not well explained, but in animated series and related stuff, its explained that Autobots used to transform in public ...



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