Fearing wrote:Perhaps I need it explained to me or I totally missed something(it's been a couple years since I've watched it), but in the context of the show, Wheeljack never leaves Earth when creating the Dinobots vs. them having to go to Cybertron to give the Aerialbots life and saying that's the only way a Transformer can be created.. That SEEMS like a pretty big difference. Did they explain something somewhere else in the show?
Its a simple explanation.The issue is that theres a difference between what fans perceived, and what was actually said.
They never said the "only way"
a Transformer can be created was by going to Vector Sigma.As a mater of fact we have at least 2 TF groups created with out VG, the Dinobots and the Technobots.
What was said, by Optimus, was that there wasnt a way for Megatron
"to give his cars Cybernetic personalities like theirs on Earth.
Meaning that Megatron didnt have the ability.
Now, further in the episode they explain what Vector Sigma is and what it does.
It is a "MEGA COMPUTER", which PROGRAMED THEM WITH LIFE
Key words being a master computer and program.
Vector Sigma programs robots with a simulated artificial life program in mass numbers.
Wheeljack and Ratchet, being extremely smart, but just not smart enough, were able to program life at a more basic primitive lever, which explains the Dinobots.
Grimlock, when given super intelligence, was smart enough to program the Technobots would full normal personalities.
Not sure what the constructicons one is that you mentioned. Is that how they created Megatron, but were then peaceful, created Crystal City and had to be reprogrammed with the Robo Smasher to follow Megatron? If so, I suppose I've never actually heard an explanation fro that one either.
There creating Megatron, [if it was the same team], and then Megatron then having to reprogram them for evil is very easy to explain.
Think about this, even DR.Frankenstein did not intend to create a monster.
Theres no reason to assume the Constructicons that built Megatron [if its the same team] intended for Megatron to be evil and re-start the war.