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How many "-trons"?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:14 pm

With so many names and terms being used within the Transformers media, ever notice that there's an awful lot of them that end in the suffix "-tron"? Ever wonder just how many of these terms there are?

Well, let's count'em. :D

Now, there are several cases of duplicate terms to refer to more than one thing (like how there's more than one "Megatron", and "Cybertron" refers to both the TF homeworld and the Japanese name for the pre-2007 Autobots), but let's just count each as one term with multiple uses.

And, this isn't restictied to just English TF names/terms. Those of any language are welcome to this too.

So, without further ado, these are the ones I can think of at the moment.

Megatron
Cybertron
Tigatron
Destron
Galvatron
Magmatron
Combatron
Insectron
Velocitron


I'm sure there's way more than that. ;)

EDIT: Later submissions.

Gigatron
Yoketron
Banzai-Tron
Dinotron
Computron
Stuntron
Omnitron
Terrortron
Horrortron
Jetron
Cassettron
Tripletron
Animatron
Blendtron
Blentron
Terranotron
Mechatron
Seibertron
Dancitron
Grid Deltron
Alligatron
Guinea pig-o-tron
Tahtib-tron
"Teletron" (It's "TeleTRAAN!" :P )
Toxitron
Albitron
Mototron
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby TriPredRavage » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:43 pm

Tron, Tron: Legacy...

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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby Wing Saber » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:51 pm

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Dinotron
Computron
Stuntron
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:01 pm

Some more:

Terrortron
Horrortron
Jetron
Cassettron
Tripletron
Animatron

Man, I wonder how long we'll be able to go with this? This could take a while. :lol:
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby TriPredRavage » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:03 pm

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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:15 pm

TriPredRavage wrote:Blendtron
And "Blentron". ;)
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby TriPredRavage » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:16 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
TriPredRavage wrote:Blendtron
And "Blentron". ;)
That, my friend, is definitely wrong.
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:22 pm

TriPredRavage wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
TriPredRavage wrote:Blendtron
And "Blentron". ;)
That, my friend, is definitely wrong.
Not quite. "ブレントロン" = "Burentoron", no "D". IDW renamed them "Blendtrons" to make more sense in English. Same case as changing Elphaorpha ((エルファオルファ = "Erufaorufa") to "Elephorca".

They apparently don't seem to get that their names were a case of "Because poor literacy is kewl!" :lol:
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby TriPredRavage » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:38 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Not quite. "ブレントロン" = "Burentoron", no "D". IDW renamed them "Blendtrons" to make more sense in English. Same case as changing Elphaorpha ((エルファオルファ = "Erufaorufa") to "Elephorca".

They apparently don't seem to get that their names were a case of "Because poor literacy is kewl!" :lol:
Dude, if that were the case, Leo Prime's Japanese name would be Rio Comboy. And here's the thing, I've watched all of Beast Wars Neo, and it sounds like they say "Blendtron" and "Elephorca", not the strict romanization of the Japanese symbols as you have. But to be fair, we are trying to make sense out of a language completely unlike our own. A perfect example of a name where the direct translation of the sound fails us is Cohrada, whose name is supposed to sound like "Colada" (as in "Piña Colada"), but doesn't because the Japanese can't pronounce those sounds.

Eitherway, though, the official version is Blendtron now.
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Re: How many "-trons"?

Postby Wing Saber » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:57 pm

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