Hypershock wrote:No, in the context of the show, they were a revolutionary group obsessed with bleeding-edge tech that wanted to start their own regime, and nothing is more bleeding-edge than Cybertronian biology. Plus, that didn't come out of left field, it was stated in the show!
And do you know why they are? It's because they are an anti-Government militant that needs said technology in order to build their very own army. This means that while they can build or even obtain anything that is standard military weaponry, it will not help them win any battles. So they need things that will turn the opposing forces' weaponry into mere play things... And nothing more.
Oh, and what I said was also backed up in several episodes of the series.
Hypershock wrote:Plus, i don't think most of the general recent casual Transformers fans have any clue that Ginrai, Minerva, and the like even existed in Transformers canon. I'm speaking from experience; just last year i got back into the fandom, and the first time i had even heard of Minerva was when people were pulling for her in this year's hall of fame, and after that i went and learned about all those series.
Ummmm... Yeah. Here is my introduction to you: Hi. I'm the guy who understands what kind of people that have joined Seibertron.com and joined to befriend them. Even before I started my collection, I was a fan dating as far back as around 1985 (or so). I specialize in the Japanese G1 continuity, and like trying to figure out where Takara Tomy is going with their original lines (minus UNITED, thanks to another member). The Aligned continuity is officially off my list (also thanks to two members here), and yet I am sticking with PRIME. And there are two essential pieces about me, but neither are really tied to Transformers... And one is personal enough to just discuss privately.
So please, with me, when I say stuff like this... Just take it as sarcasm or humor and nothing else. Even break the proverbial fourth wall if it will help you smirk, laugh, etc. at the irony I posted.