Transformers: Lost Light Comic Goes Full SJW, Adds Trans Autobots
Trans Transformers
(Last Updated On: August 4, 2017)

Lugs and Anode, two Autobots, have been revealed to be trans characters in issue #8 of the Transformers: Lost Light comic book series. Bleeding Cool did a recap of the comic, which was written by James Roberts and Jack Lawrence, with art by Priscilla Tramontano and Joana Lafuente. IDW Publishing is the company behind the book, the same company that will soon be publishing Sonic comic books.

The authors and artists make no surreptitious efforts in conveying their intent. They re-introduce two characters as “She” instead of “He”. There’s about three pages featuring a handful of panels where Anode explains that after leaving Cybertron and meeting other races and alien species, it was time to stop using the “He” label. Anode proceeded to change appearance and start requesting people refer to the Autobot as “She”.

There’s no explanation as to why exactly this matters for a biomechnical lifeform that can transform at will, and the rest of the story moves in a completely different direction, only stopping to talk about becoming trans because it seemed to make “perfect sense”. The question of “why” is left up to the reader, and the comment section on the article breaks out into debate about how trans issues should be discussed in comic books.

The one thing they don’t mention is how does “She” have a significance in the realm of Transformers when they don’t have lady bits? The distinction for humans is based on biology, but the distinction for Transformer is based on… what exactly? If they don’t have a strudel or a cookie under the apron, then what’s the significance of pastry identity?

For humans, the whole reason “trans” exists is because it’s a transition between gender identity, both physically and biologically. If Transformers, however, don’t have biological identifiers for gender, then what are they transitioning to or from?

Some of the readers of the Bleeding Cool article thought it was progressive and “cool”, others thought it was ham-fisted and unnecessary. The Kotaku in Action thread about this particular topic felt it was nothing more than virtue signaling given that they’re robots and they don’t have biological genders.

This very topic was actually parodied in a video created by Flashgitz, which was released last year in July of 2016. The four minute long skit easily went viral for being so ridiculous… but what happens when it’s now part of the Transformers: Lost Light comic book canon?


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  • Zack the Muslim Hunter

    God will destroy humanity with fire and brimstone like Sodom and Gomorrah. Repent for your sins.

  • Zack the Muslim Hunter

    God will destroy humanity with fire and brimstone like Sodom and Gomorrah. Repent for your sins.

  • jlenoconel

    Am gay myself and am absolutely sick of this kind of propaganda being pushed in comics, video games etc. I don’t play video games or read comics for this shit. I enjoy these hobbies for the gameplay, cool storylines etc.

  • Leonardo Cornejo Bernal

    I don’t know why Hasbro would allow this. This is wrong, and a risk to their toy brand.

  • brokedownsystem

    Thanks. the TRANSformers video was entertaining.

  • Shogun1x

    For the sake of fuck…

  • An Honest Opinion

    This honestly annoyed me. They’re fucking ROBOTS. What the fuck are these people doing? This is insanity. Completely unnecessary agenda pushing.

  • Hawk Hopper

    IDW Publishing is the company behind the book, the same company that will soon be publishing Sonic comic books.

    Next IDW writer/artist poses with his Sonic and Transformers memorabilia
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e29b72a9a68fe2b308419d8d1017e714b62f22ff9f81ca9671e0d811e8c47db.jpg

    • VersVlees

      Sonic gotta go f̶a̶s̶t̶ trans.

  • fenshing

    TrannyFormers: They’re boys in disguise!

    • Mr.Towel

      More than meets the eye!

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    Funny how nobody ever mentions high costs of procedures and hormones or the suicide rates among the transitioned.

  • Galbador

    You have no idea, how much I shake in rage about this SHIT!!!!
    I hate people… I hate them so much, that I would love to drop them slowly on a rope into a pool of lava, filled with sharks, that have lasers on their heads while the title song of Dallas is playing.

    Fuck those stupid, irrational, egoistic, ignorant and DUMB SNOWFLAKES!!!

    • jlenoconel

      They’re able to do it because the movies and TV series based on these comics have more or less taken over as the mainstream versions of these stories. Funny that you don’t see this kind of stuff in any of the movies or shows.

      • Galbador

        Because the movies have the most follow state than the comics and tv series. They money they would lose, would really hurt them. However, people are dumb sheep and don’t inform themselves. They just consume this shit right away, which makes me even more angry, because they a) give a fuck about the subject or b) having no idea what’s going on and follow blind into the cinema.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    They officially ruined everything. I am calling it now.

    • The other day I was having a discussion with a leftist on Niche Gamer in the Super Mario Odyssey censored boxart article. He reckons that we’re all paranoid and that SJWs don’t have anywhere near the power they do in video games and society as we think they do.

      I still cannot decide whether he’s absolutely clueless or just another dishonest leftist retard.

      • RichardGristle

        I don’t even know how someone can not “get it”.

        Where is all media, record industry, movie industry, and video game industry based? Yep, elite coastal cities (SF, LA, NY, Seattle). Who populates these cities? Yep, far-leftists.

        Pretty simple stuff to figure out.

        • SJWs and feminists infest, dominate and represent the Western mainstream media, news media, newspapers, academia, education, politics, government, entertainment media, Social Media, TV, Hollywood, campaigns, women’s groups, institutions, organizations, etc.

          If that’s not having power then I don’t know what is.

      • ThyPancakeConsumed

        Both. Also i dont bother going to Niche Gamer. Place is filled with idiots imo.

  • anopolis

    hahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!…tranny transformers….GAWD im getting old cause I hate everything!!!

  • ShepardRahl

    I knew bullshit like this was coming when basically every relationship in the comics is same sex and they have one of the combaticons crushing on another.

  • I can’t believe they are slamming this stupid crap inside of a comic that children would read.

  • If I walk into a comic shop and see a tranny autobot, I’m going to tear the place apart like I’m a real Decepticon. Trannies wanna be trannies, so be it, but leave the Cybertronians out of this!

  • THEY’RE FUCKING ROBOTS.

    • Bitterbear

      And now they’re robots fucking hehehehe.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      Check your privilege /s

    • Disqusted

      Did you just assume its [insert some shit here]? REEEEEEEEEEE

    • GuyGuysonEsquire

      Fucking organist, check your privilege, meatbag.

  • MusouTensei

    Social Justice ruins everything, like the cancer it is.

    • It’s pretty much like the benign tumor of the entertainment and art industry.

      I hope this stupid shit dies down in the future, because who knows how many people will get tired of seeing this.

      • It’s pretty much like the benign tumor of the entertainment and art industry.

        It’s not benign, it turned cancerous 4-5 years ago.

        I hope this stupid shit dies down in the future

        It won’t, because not enough people are pushing back against it. I remember people saying exactly what you said around 3 years ago. It hasn’t happened. In fact, it’s gotten even worse because this kind of crap is becoming written into law, academia and education.

        Normies, casuals and parents either don’t care or are just so brain-dead that they swallow this crap up from the mainstream media.

        • Damn, you’re absolutely right. I forgot how many shit that these SJW morons have done just to forward their stupid ideologies while attempting to kill off a bunch of potential freedom that does not benefit any of it at all.

          When you’ve said “Normies” I bet you mean those who be like “As long as it’s good, then it’s fine.” I’ve seen these types on YouTube who constantly said that those who’ve stand against those SJWs who put their dumb ideologies into entertainment and art are stupid and not making anything better for themselves by addressing their actions against what they hate to see.

  • Kiryu

    Trans robots…As i said,liberalism is a mental illness.

    • A mental illness that requires rehabilitation from an asylum.

  • durka durka

    When i read it i had to pause a bit and stare the abyss with a blank look in my face… durka durka.exe has stopped working.

    I dont get why they have to shove this nonsense everywhere propably to normalize it and make it seem normal. I dont watch sci fi stuff for romantic love stories or for historical accuracy, just like i dont play medieval rpgs so i can run around shooting stuff with a gun.

    I dont get why they must shove this bullshit everywhere, but we all know why, to push it down our throats and normalize it. Trully this generation is a sensitive safe spacey insecure mess waiting to blow up. Not suprising how the kids of that generation are more and more conservative to stick it to their parents.

    I dont think children should be exposed to anything gender or identity related, because kids have alot to worry in this day and era, shoving more into their heads and confusing them. making them more anxious insecure and nervous about the world is not the answer.

    All of this is a time bomb waiting to go off, when it does it wont be the west that will be on top but the east. Interesting fact i noticed more and more of those lefties that go ahead and say it, “i dont think the downfall of the west in terms of birth rates and economics is bad, the left has lived for too long by stealing from everyone else, its time now for someone else to try their luck”

    ….and we cant even have fun as this happens becuase they insinst on removing the fun out of everything. I think the solution to this problem is the opposite views to infest those things to reach some sort of balance because one side is completly incapable of being ethical and moral since they thing simply being on the left is ethical and moral, or “on the right side of history as they say” As if history gives a damn about their dumb asses.

    Whatever happens praise kek, rustle some jimmies and embrace chaos…..also if you can somehow review those comics and reccomend TRANSformers video in the review, that will be funny.

  • Bitterbear

    And now you know why Megatron hates organic lifeforms.

    • You can’t even fault him for it these days. Heck, you might even consider him a good guy in [current year].

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Transformers don’t have an actual gender, so a trans robot is fucking stupid. Yes they use “he/him/etc”, but are genderless. This is like that Steven Universe show, where all the rock women are technically genderless, but use she/her pronouns.

    • Zufield

      Except that in the IDW timeline, Arcee was created specifically to introduce gender and sex to the Cybertronian race–that is, mad scientist Jhiaxus went and performed EEEEEVIL EXPERIMENTATIONS on some poor sap until what came out was a batshit insane (at the time) psycho “chick” who existed only to insert boolet into scientist’s braincase.

      And later, the Camien Transformer ladies–actual “forged” female Transformers–showed up. It’s fucking weird.

      • I used to think Arcee was cool back in the G1 era. That was the good era. That was the real era.

  • AceOfAces_Mod

    I am left with a lot of questions… And I’m pretty sure that you can’t remodel something that is already built.

  • Envy Noson

    I made one transgender Transformer joke and this happens, I didn’t want it to be canon.

  • ParasiteX

    Hmmm, strange? Comic book sales seem to be going down. But i just can’t quite figure out why? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???

    • Kiryu

      It’s like watching a retard hitting himself with a hammer on the head over and over and he can’t figure out why it hurts.

  • Bamf

    More preachy bullshit means sales plummet.

    I remember when Angela got cancelled after the becoming this weird Goth, angry at men and Israel comic.

    Luckily, some comics have dropped the political correctness. Red Sonja for instance.

  • Sand Ripper

    Do they have Tumblr pages too?

    • RichardGristle

      Bio: First AI in the universe that isn’t binary.

  • RichardGristle

    LOL Dude… we now have actual canon transformers. Trans. Formers.

    Goodbye, my sides.

    • fnd

      Transformers is an allegory of diaspora jew behaviour. Oy vey shut it down.

  • AlecJ

    WTF?

    Im speechless.

  • Feli Aslan

    “For humans, the whole reason “trans” exists is because it’s a transition between gender identity, both physically and biologically. If Transformers, however, don’t have biological identifiers for gender, then what are they transitioning to or from?”

    aesthetic reasons. That would be probably the most common reason why a Autobot would transition. You can’t even call it transition,. Logically, it would be more like adding rear spoiler on a Autobot because said autobot thinks it looks cool or stylish.

    • Disqusted

      It’s kinda sad that humans are going so far as to project their own insecurities onto vastly different fictional alien lifeforms.

      • Feli Aslan

        Especially if such an lifeform is rather utopian. After all, a mechanical lifeform is free from the boundaries of biology or sexuality, therefore all affection they hold for each other is build upon aestheticism and intellectual stimulation.

        • durka durka

          Reminds me that weird tv show LEXX, there is this character that is dead and some other female character is totally doing advances towards him, his response is “the dead do not care” because objectively the dead do not care.

    • durka durka

      Its not even an upgrade, they use the same software and hardware. This is nothing more than a fashion choice which makes no sense since they are robots with programmed characters designed to fight. Unless someone reporgrammed them.

      • Feli Aslan

        Like I said. Its like adding rear spoilers on a car. Or turning it into a Lowrider. This doesn’t adds anything practical on a car, people just do it because they think its cool or looks nice. Its makes sence when the robots have a highly advanced AI which emulates sentience and they are able to develope such quirks, but it would be nothing special. Changing into a more female form would be nothing but a fashon statement. I mean, would a race of mechanical beings even have the concept of gender in their everyday language? Sure, they would have it to describe biological beings, but it wouldn’t be a part of the way they speak about themselves.

  • Disqusted

    Cancer.

    • Bitterbear

      But tumors have no gender.

      • lucben999

        This is the current year, tumors ARE a gender.

      • Disqusted

        Just like Transformers then.

    • Disqusted

      Hijacking my comment to post this (since it’s relevant):
      http://archive.is/LmVk9
      DC comics apparently decided to follow Marvel’s amazingly profitable lead (to hell) and created a half-naked (what) female Muslim superhero called Isis to counter Donald Trump.

      The article harps on about diversity, the power of representation, and also says she’s a computer hacker from the future. What.

      Maybe she hacked back some of those Hillary e-mails, eh?

      • Between the Shatner news and this, it definitely steps outside the bounds of this site’s content… but man oh man… the SJWism is really getting stronger in media.

        • durka durka

          watch sargons latest thinkery video the one with the white house that Miller answers to the press, they call him a nazi on twitter for wanting immigrants to speak english before migrating to usa.

          • Disqusted

            Yeah, I saw a video of him trying to talk to that rude obnoxious piece of shit Accoster, who kept ignoring everyone, talking over other people, mumbling to himself about complete bullshit, and wasting everyone else’s time.

            I thought it was supposed to be a White House press conference, not “The CNN Fake News Jim Acosta show”.

            In the comments, tons of people were attacking Miller and worshipping Accoster for being rude as shit and making no sense. They were saying shit like, “America thanks you for standing up for us!” or some shit.

            There are too many people who are utter lost causes. It’s amazingly sad there are still idiots that trust CNN despite CNN openly blackmailing people and constantly being caught lying. I heard someone caught Bernie Sanders watching CNN in his laptop at the airport.

            I also heard the mainstream media are smearing Miller for being an anti-semite, despite Miller himself apparently being Jewish. Fake news will never grow up.

            Fun fact: I’m not white, and English is my first language. As you can see, I’m pretty proficient at it, too. So f**k Accoster and his bullshit.

            I don’t even like English, it has too many flaws, people keep generalizing the meaning of words (which makes it increasingly difficult to express specific meaning), and the meaning of lots of Japanese stuff can’t be translated to English. It also lacks “polite form”, and people keep fighting about gender pronoun bullshit.

            But there’s nothing wrong with wanting immigrants to learn the damn local language. Pretty sure that’s how it works everywhere else in the world. And what’s wrong with being bi-lingual? Anyone who bitches about learning English being “racist” is a lazy piece of shit.

        • Disqusted

          I think it’s important that some people document the creeping Soros agenda and how it is destroying Western society.

          I know I say this a lot: if we ever outlast this nonsense, it will very likely be the greatest example of widespread media propaganda in the entire history of humanity.

          It’s a shame most people are just too up themselves to realize it while it’s happening. They will look back on this and realize how damn stupid and gullible they were, and probably still not even want to admit it.

          I saw someone quote the bible yesterday, on how people who think themselves smart are the most stupid. I didn’t know people realized that a long time ago. It’s a serious problem in the West. We’ve really gone backwards a lot.

          Edit: Tried looking it up, found tons of relevant quotes, but not the one I saw yesterday.

          Proverbs 12:1 The person who loves correction loves knowledge, but anyone who hates a rebuke is stupid.

          1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

          Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts his own heart is a fool. Whoever walks in wisdom will survive.

          Not that I like the bible or anything. I just find it interesting that this stuff has been around for so long, and people are still up themselves. Or maybe I just appreciate clever, short proverbs.

          More fun relevant ones here:
          http://www.biblestudytools.com/gnt/proverbs/passage/?q=proverbs+12:15-25

          It’s hilarious how accurately they apply to SJWs.

          • Ehh, the Bible is filled with a lot of relevant philosophy/proverbs for today’s age. It’s one of the few pieces of text with ancient philosophy that still brings a light bulb moment over the head. Epictetus as well… and Socrates.

            I would only ever advise people to read it last on the list of philosophy books, though. It helps bridge together a lot of other concepts discussed by other philosophers, and is one of the only few definitive resources with a hardline moral direction.

      • Conner Garry Sennett

        ‘Created.’ She’s been around since the 70’s. And I doubt she’ll be half naked in the show.

        • If she’s decked out in a hijab screaming “Isis!” they will have reached peek irony.

  • GuyverOne

    Schools and children’s entertainment seem to be more about grooming kids than providing eduction and entertainment these days, it is absolutely disgusting. It’s no wonder more people are home schooling and comic book sales are down.

    • durka durka

      Ever wonder why more and more good looking young girls get into porn lately? Because the entire media are promoting the likes of kim kardashian and miley cyrus. The entire media is making every immature, stupid and self destructive behavior, normal or not condemning it.

      Education is irrelevant because post modernism simply denies the legitimacy of everyhing that has happened in history. The interesting thing is however, that just like i said the new generation is the most conservative in years, if you force this progressive bs down the throats of young people, the antithesis of those ideas pops up in order to fight the tyranny of normality that the system imposes on you.

      So without them knowing more and more of those kids will be on our side. Reminder we have pewdiepie on our side.

    • Kiryu

      And liberals laughed at conservatives when they said;next they will go after children.

      • Just gotta bring politics into it, huh?

        • RichardGristle

          It’s relevant though. It started with gay marriage, and while I personally don’t care about the issue, many people said “what kind of degeneracy will this lead to in the future?” Well now we see what happens when that door is blown wide open. They’re writing columns defending pedophiles and trying to sell sex changes to children.

      • It’s always been about the kids, which is why Leftist media went on a tear when PizzaGate/TwitterGate surfaced. It would ruin their endgame if that became public knowledge.

  • MLGBob26

    We need to ban this degenerate crap from entertainment geared towards children. This is disgusting.

    • Thank you! I’d love to know wtf made someone think that robots have a gender to begin with?

    • The people who can possibly get this done are parents. There’s nothing more brutal and aggressive than parents protecting their own children.

      But the problem is, a lot of these parents either don’t care, are scared, or are just so brain-dead that they swallow this crap up from the mainstream media.

      And then there’s also the problem where in some countries, the government actually takes the children away from their parents if they refuse to allow their child/children to learn about this disgusting Social Justice crap. And then the parents are the ones who are deemed to have committed a crime.

      The SJWs, feminists and politicians who set these kinds of systems up to indoctrinate and abuse children need to be fed into the gas chamber.

      • But the problem is, a lot of these parents either don’t care, are scared, or are just so brain-dead that they swallow this crap up from the mainstream media.

        Also… a lot of them just don’t know.

        People who visit sites like this or watch anti-SJW YouTube channels know what to look for. We’re red-pilled; most parents are blue-pilled.

        Once the normies catch wind of stuff like this they are quick to rebel, which is what happened when a lot of them found out about the voter fraud, the Wikileaks e-mails involving the Clintons, and a little bit of Pizzagate before it got shutdown by the media.

        Oftentimes they just aren’t aware of these things.

        • Alistair

          If someone hobby is under threat like video games it could be anything apart from games then people will sit up and notice.

          I’m speaking of the “I don’t care till it happens to me” club

          I got the luxury of being with a diverse of gamers and I just found out I’m belong to gen X and witness the changes the video games has grown over the years.

          From good to worse.

          So unless something the “I don’t care” things that they like be under threat is a mooted point. Because censorship won’t change.

          They won’t change till the games industry is destroyed.

    • Conner Garry Sennett

      To be fair, I don’t think the Transformers comics are aimed at kids. Most comics are geared more towards teens and adults.

      • MLGBob26

        Fair enough, but it still ironic that they are pushing trannies in Transformers. LOL

  • mikebrand83

    So some bots who went out on military campaigns and presumably came back traumatised, started to reclassify themselves as a “different” gender and tended to isolate themselves to only others like them?

    That’s… an interesting way of conflating transgenderism with induced mental illness. Are we sure these guys aren’t actually mocking SJWs and trans people?

    • VersVlees

      I don’t think Poe’s Law applies here and IDW really wants to be current year like Marvel comics.

  • Gaijin-

    That is not inclusive enough. The autobot should also convert to Islam, acquire Asian features and black skin, AND be a lesbian. Only then, maybe I will not be offended.

    For Democracy!

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Projecting their mental illness onto alien robots……………..

    That’s hardcore.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      It should be classed as hardcore sjw porn really.