Transformers Concepts

Transformers is an anime series in the Transformers franchise
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A.I.

The capability of a machine to imitate and act like a human.

Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

Androids

A type of robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

Autobot

A primary faction of the Transformers and they usually find themselves defending both their own race and other species from the more violent factions. They are not always good(Shattered Glass).

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

Basketball

A sport where teams of five attempt to sink an orange ball into a hoop. It is a western sport in origin but is popular in Anime as well.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Bounty Hunter

Doing deals for large amounts of cash. Usually hunts people wanted by the law.

COBRA

A terrorist group fought by G.I. JOE

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

Combiner

A combiner is a Transformer composed of several other Transformers

Concert

A live performance or show were musicians perform before a live audience.

Constructicons

A group of Decepticons (formerly Autobots) that are able to disguise themselves as Construction Vehicles. Six of them have the ability to merge together to make Devastator.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Crossover

A concept where several characters from different, separate stories and series meet up.

Crying

What someone does when upset/sad. Sometimes people can also cry from sheer joy.

DVD Release

Anime episodes and movies released on DVD should be linked to this page.

Dancer

A dancer moves with the flow and the beat of music.

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Decepticon

A primary Transformer faction they typically want to conquer the universe, gather/hord energon, make powerful weapons, enslave weaker species, and cause mass destruction. They are not always evil(Shattered Glass).

Dinobots

A sub-group of the Autobots

Dinosaur

A group of animals that went extinct 65 million years ago. They often appear in or influenced various manga/anime.

Disability

The lack of a sense or physical ability. Blindness, Paralysis, or the loss of a limb are examples. Though in many cases these cease being shortcomings over time, and are not just overcome, but often the character becomes stronger.

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Duel

Prearranged fight with two people. It is used in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.

E.D.C.

The E.D.C. (Earth Defense Command) are the humans and Earth-built robots who work with the Autobots to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats such as the Decepticons and Quintessons.

Energy Being

A creature or person made entirely out of pure energy

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Fossil

A trace or piece of an organism that existed in the past, such as a skeleton, shell, or leaf that has been preserved in the earth. The most common fossils found in the world are of Dinosaurs.

Gambler

Someone who plays games of chance on a regular basis in hopes of getting rich quick.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Good Turned Bad

Also known as corruption, this is when someone previously goodhearted becomes sinister.

Heralds of Unicron

Transformers who serve Unicron

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Hunter

Certified individual who is hired to do a variety of things including finding people or treasure, capturing bounty heads, etc. Seen in the anime/manga Hunter X Hunter.

Hypnosis

To influence or control someone using hypnosis.

Illusion

An Illusion is a condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.

Insecticons

The Insecticons are a faction of the Decepticons, they have demonstrated the ability to copy themselves. In Transformers G1 Bombshell, Kickback, and Shrapnel are the main Insecticons, while in Transformers Prime Hardshell and a large number of unnamed Insecticons are seen.

Kabuki

A form of Japanese performance art. Sometimes depicted in anime.

Knight

The character is officially a knight. He/She usually values honor above everything else and fights for justice. There are perhaps exceptions...

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Mermaids

A mythological creature that is half-human and half-fish. Are said to be related to the sirens.

Musician

A musician is a person who creates and/or plays music.

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