Backstory for both: In the early days of the rebuilding of Cybertron, many Cybertronians wanted to see if sparklings developed inside a mech or femme would be stronger/healthier than those left to develop out in the open. Somehow, Knockout found himself, begrudgingly, in this program. He carried a sparkling full term, thus creating Sideswipe. For a long time, Sideswipe didn't understand why people didn't trust his carrier, but then learns about it in school and kinda gives him the cold shoulder.
"You don't have any right to tell me what I'm allowed to do!"
"Sideswipe, I am your carrier."
"Yeah, but you also used to be a Decepticon!"
"You've known that." .... "But... now you know what that means."
1) Due to the concern of some Autobots on Cybertron, Knockout ends up on Earth to be the new medic for Team Bee, though unaware that he'll also be tending to Sideswipe. When he arrives, Sideswipe pretends not to recognize him, so he does the same. Eventually, Sideswipe somehow gets infected with cosmic rust. He's quarantined, but Knockout is determined to save him. So he goes in without any sort of protection, since there's no time to get any, and works frantically until he's able to save Sideswipe. Problem: Now, he's got cosmic rust. Sideswipe gets really upset because he realizes that he mattered the most to Knockout, even above his own life, and finally comes clean to the others about Knockout being his carrier. They contact Cybertron and manage to get Ratchet to Earth to save him, this time with protective gear to prevent further contamination. It's almost too late, to the point where Knockout's spark, as a defense mechanism to try to keep infection from spreading further, releases a lot of its energy. Enough to make it seem like the spark signature has gone offline. He stays 'offline' for a few days, and the others have kept his frame in good condition for a funeral of sorts that they were going to have. Sideswipe spends a lot of his time by where they've stored his frame.
-Ratchet has had Knockout on a spark monitor that can be heard throughout the entire scrapyard and Sideswipe is trying to convince himself that Knockout will survive when he 'flatlines'
-Sideswipe has to awkwardly explain to the humans that, in their terms, Knockout is more like his 'mother' than his 'father'
-(unrelated to most of the plot) Knockout convinces Bee to look up Raf and visit him (50 years after Prime? I think I read that in a fic, but I don't know if it's canon or just a number. Either way, I'm good with that number)
2) Some sort of technical accident sends Sideswipe into the past... into the days of TFP. He fanboys a little bit when meeting Team Prime, but quickly hides it. He lies about where he came from for now, joining them in their fight against the Decepticons. However, he has to tell Optimus the truth after a battle that both he and Knockout took part in. ("I mean, yeah, he makes me mad a lot, but I can't fight my carrier...") Optimus then pulls him from fights with Knockout/strategically places him on the other side of the battlefield. He has to tell Ratchet about Sideswipe being from the future, though he leaves out his relation with Knockout, in order for them to find Sideswipe a way home.
-Sideswipe gets captured by the Decepticons and 'interrogated' by Knockout
-Knockout makes some comment of how 'Sideswipe kinda reminds him of himself'
-The kids, mostly Miko, notice Optimus keeping Sideswipe away from Knockout and try to come up with all sorts of crazy reasons for it
-(going with the above statement) "Maybe he's from the future and Knockout's his dad!" ..... "Nah, that's not right."
What I want to see is a fic where Roller is still with Orion's group when his powers start developing. I imagine there was a time where he was accidentally hurting others with his power and I just really want to see how everyone reacts!
Obviously this is in the IDW universe. Feel free if you write this to have any pairings and any ratings.
This prompt can either be filled in a crackish manner, or in a more serious manner (such as writing about the societal changes and/or changes in relationship or psyche of a character.)
1. Starscream, still estranged from the other Decepticons, wakes up one day with a motorcycle alt. mode. After meeting an Insecticon named Venom, stuck in a weak body, the two find out that the Combaticon Swindle - the Combaticons having just made planet-fall - has made off with their old bodies... And the two have to get them back before he sells them.
2. The Decepticons catch wind of Blackarachnia's experiments and weaponize them. Say hello to the entire bug-ified Autobot team...
But where is Optimus, and who's that 'Tarantulas' character? (Tarry!Optimus, preferably with Tarantulas being a separate personality)
3. Starscream, as he promised, comes back to wreak his revenge, starting by stealing Terrorsoar's still functioning body from under the lava. However, when he's snooping about in Darksyde in order to perhaps steal something, he's found by Rampage - his clone. Seeker protective instincts kick in... And basically, no one's going to be safe from a very pissy and protective 'Screamer.
4. Pre-war, the Combaticons in high school. Even then, they're a close-knit group, so when the War starts, they have to decide whether to join Megatron's rebellion... or not.
5. G1 Starscream ends up on the run from the Decepticons for yet another grab at leadership... And ends up in the 'badlands', a series of dustbowls and gravel pits fought over by two sets of mercenaries, one RED, one BLU. Finding that they are a bit too tough to take on alone, the disgruntled Seeker ends up just hiding out at their bases to plot. (Crossover with TF2)
6. Seeker trines come in two types: traditional and non-traditional. Non-traditionals don't have a trine bond and are more common, but don't get along as well as traditonals (an example would be the coneheads), while traditionals have a bond and are rarer, more of a relic from the golden age (examples would be the Command Trine and the Rainmakers).
1) Trine bonds are spark bonds that are non-sexual, non-romantic, and produce an effect similar to the bond between spark twins. It makes them very able to co-ordinate in battle, and makes them instinctively predict their trine mates' actions. However, the death of one or more of the trine members causes something called 'trine withdrawal' in the remaining members, which is a relatively short period of time in which the Seeker weakens and feels pain. It's temporary, but makes the Seeker a liability, which is why there aren't many trine bonds anymore.
2)Trines have three parts: drive, energy, and temperance. Drive is always the leader and provides direction, energy provides motivation, and temperance reins in the other two. All three parts regulate each other; it's why the Command Trine is such an effective trine despite their differences.
( Different time and place )
4. ( This could explain a few things about Starscream )
5. I got this from misreading a post from 2008. Can't remember which one exactly, but this is what I thought it said the first time I read the bunny: Galvatron is not responsible for people falling in love. Make of that what you will.
6. ( More Dinobots )
7. Prime: Meet June, Jack, Miko, and Raf…The Autobots’ pet cat and her kittens. Yeah, Bumblebee found her and brought her home. Ratchet said he couldn’t keep her but then she had her kittens. Tiny they may be, but the Autobots still love them.
8. ( Sari is not alone )
I noticed there's not tag for techno-organics, along with a few characters from Prime. Should those be added?
This comes from noticing the similarity of the colors of the medics in the Prime Universe.
What if Knock Out were the offspring of Ratchet. Maybe he was a clone, or Ratchets own doctors faked the young mechs death and made it look like a stillborn. But anyway the mech was raised in secret by the Decepticons with the idea of “If the father is a great medic then surely their offspring would be also.” And slowly and surely he became their idea of a perfect Decepticon medic, with a few personality quirks of course.
Cut to present day and the Autobots find out whether by finding the records, or a Decepticon gloating about how they raised to medic. But how the Autobots react to this is up to you, I just didn’t want this to be lost in the ideas that flew through my head.
Starscream from Transformers Prime verse has somehow ended up in Transformers Animated verse, and met the clones of his local equivalent. Following exchange ensues:
TFP!Screamer: *looking at the clones that are watching him with various levels of curiosity, disdain and wariness* "And these are all...clones of my native counterpart?"
TFP!Screamer: "And you say they all represent an aspect of his personality?"
Random!Mech: "That's right."
TFP!Screamer: "... Did the mech have a single REDEEMING quality?"
Random!Mech: *looks around* "I think she's here somewhere..."
TFP!Screamer: "..." *facepalm*
Anyone's free to take this and run. Or heck, use it for any other character if the fancy takes them.
Orion Pax. Dock worker. Lowest of the low, save for gladiators and miners. Dock workers are well known for being slow, stupid, clumsy... and dirty. Cheats. They're sneaky, people say. Clever, even if they are stupid. Because every now and then, crates go missing. Whole ship-loads, sometimes.
And Orion... well, he's manager of a crew of dock-workers, who are stationed on one of the lower levels of Iacon. He isn't slow or dumb, not at all. He's actually very smart. Clever. Sneaky, perhaps. And smart enough to hide it. To most people, he just shows the "dumb dock worker" face, but to his team... he's a wonderful leader, director, and planner. And he's pulled off more than one successful hiest, many perfect scams, and still has retained his reputation as one of the few honest dock workers.
So yeah. Orion, before he became Prime, was a thief, con-mech, and leader of a little band of fellow thieves.
Do with it what you will, but the bunny came hopping up, and I've got enough on my plate as is without this particular one nibbling on my toes. Someone please take if off my hands?
( Two Bunnies From A Friend )
Due to recent events I have been reminded of the depth of human ability. Especially in extreme circumstances. We have all heard, seen or actually done things that seem impossible. A 120 pound woman lifting a SUV off of her bleeding husband. A 65 year old woman launching herself 20 feet to save her falling 92 year old mother and reaching her in time. A father fighting off a bear to save his son from death. A 16 year old boy racing into a raging inferno to save a child he doesn't even know. And these are not trained professionals. These are everyday people.
It would be great to see a Transformer witness one of these types of events. A fragile, unremarkable human doing something so astounding that it leaves the TF totally in shock and awe. While for us humans it may be awesome to see/hear about it happens and we aren't that surprised by it. Not really. What would the TF reaction be. How would they process it? Granted they know we could do it but to actually see the act would be so very different. If the TF is more of a positive mind set what would the event do to their opinion afterwards. The same for a negative mindset.
It could included any human that the TFs know or it could be a human OC.