Optimus wrote:Female Transformers!
Optimus wrote:Here's my hang-up.
I think they pretty much HAVE to exist somewhere, even if few in number, and I have an excellent idea that maybe, someday, should my interest not dwindle... I will expound upon and develope.
For now, I simply link the idea of females to the idea of procreation... and transformers don't necessarily start out small...
I'm thinking along the lines of a mingling of minds or beings (souls might be a better word) that would involve a link and a great feeling of pleasure, but lacking the physical qualities and actions we humans associate with the act of procreation, since, for machinces, there is less feeling associated with phycial touch.... or is there?
I don't think they have to exist, but their existence makes the transformers "species" more interesting concept and unlike other robot franchises.
Optimus wrote:Well, that leaves the question... where do babies come from??!!
There are none. IMO it should work like this: To make a new transformer first a body must be built. This is time consuming, requires some serious engineering skill, and is very taxing on resources, especially to manufacture the spark.
Then, a transformer must link himself with the newly made body and so some sort of spark transfusion to jumpstart the new spark and give the new transformer life. However, if the "partent" is male, the effects can be unstable and malformed life can be created.
If the partent is a fembot, the chance of success is higher, but still not 100%.
If there are two parents, a fembot and a regular transformer, the newborn is a fully developed and operational transformer.
As the new transformer comes to life, its spark undergoes a process of linking itself to his (or her) body. If there was only a male parent and (most likely) the spark has imperfections, it will damage and twist the new body in the process of linking, effectively producing an abomination. This is what happened to the Swarm.
EDIT: Oh and almost forgot. THere are no reproductive organs/systems in transformers, no pregnancy and all that mammal baggage. That would be distasteful and unnecessary.
EDIT2: Taking my idea even further, it could be that Arcee isn't the first fembot (as per her spotlight), but merely a first result of Jhiaxus attempt to recreate fembots. Maybe there were all killed during the war and now transformers face extinction, unable to reproduce as intended.
In space, no one can hear you transform.