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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Speculation on the Transformers 4 Robot Villains


I have put a LOT of thought into this, and I am speculating on what the robot villains of Transformers - Age of Extinction may be.  As a fan of the franchise, and as I have grown up watching the original cartoon series, and the theatrical movie from 1988, I have a strong feeling about this that I may end up being right.

I strongly believe that the robot villains of the Transformers 4 film will be...the Quintessons.  I am including the Wikipedia link below so everyone can check it out, and get a refresher (if you grew up on the cartoons); or learn (if you are new to the Transformers universe) what the Quintessons are.

To break it down quickly, the Quintessons created the Transformers...all of them, Autobots and Decepticons alike.  After a million years of slavery and servitude, the Transformers rebelled against the Quintessons, freeing themselves and claiming Cybertron as their own.

Now, I come to a reasonable conclusion (that can still be wrong by all means as I have yet to see the movie, obviously) that the villains of TF4 are the Quintessons.  This is due to a line in one of the recent trailers where a robot shoots Optimus Prime and states, "You were not born.  You were built."  Again, the Quintessons created, and manufactured the Transformers.  Also, the ships we see in the trailers...the "world eaters" as I will call them...are NOT Omnicron as believed a couple years ago from a supposed script leak.

The Quintessons used various materials to forge the Transformers.  Materials ranging in rock, organics, metals, etc.  Since Cybertron was "destroyed" in Transformers 3 - Dark Side of the Moon, the Quintessons can't go back "home".  They have been skitting about the galaxy.  Now that Autobots and Decepticons have essentially colonized on Earth, the Quintessons probably caught wind of one of Optimus Primes messages to other Autobots.

Now, I repeat that this is purely speculation on my part.  Transformers - Age of Extinction doesn't hit theaters until this weekend.  I have not seen ANY early screenings.  I have NOT seen a leaked movie to the internet.  However, this makes a lot of sense based on the fact that Michael Bay has utilized a LOT of the canon material from the original cartoon television series, and movie.  This is the next logical step, honestly.

Quintessons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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