Because most Transformers fiction is aimed at kids, and most Transformers don't have organic squishy bits, the fiction has introduced a lot of anatomic euphemisms for assorted bits of human anatomy, especially the one you sit on. Most are real mechanical or electronic terms, and also presumably real parts of Transformer anatomy. A few are also the names of Transformers. Presumably, this is akin to being named Dick Clark or Alfred Butts.
- 1 Actuator
- 2 Afterburner
- 3 Bearing
- 4 Boron compressor
- 5 Command module
- 6 Crankcase
- 7 Diode
- 8 Drivetrain
- 9 Exhaust port
- 10 Fan belt
- 11 Gearbox
- 12 Hard drive
- 13 Lugnuts
- 14 Magna fuses
- 15 Manifold
- 16 Nodes
- 17 Piston rod
- 18 Reactor linkage
- 19 Skidplate
- 20 Solenoid
- 21 Strut
- 22 Tailpipe
- 23 Thruster
- 24 Transistor
- 25 Turbocharger
- 26 Footnotes
"Blow it out your actuator, three-face."
"Now, let's kick afterburners!"
"Say uncle, or I'll shove your nose in your afterburner!"
"Kiss your afterburners goodbye, Decepticon slime!!"
"This guy's got bearings of chrome steel."
"We were brilliant in battle, Megatron. The Dinobots overwhelmed us with sheer brute force!"
"Brilliant, my boron compressor!"
"Stick it in your command module, eight-eyes."
"Sorry about yankin' your crankcase."
See also Crankcase.
"Aw, go ding your diodes and get defunct, Megatron. I'm not helping you do zilch."
"Me Grimlock here again, Optimus Prime, to pull your diodes out of laser fire."
"Chumley, you're one royal pain in the diode."
"I'll rip you to pieces with my bare claws, tear out your circuits with my teeth, and spit your diodes back at you!"
- —Scorponok (hopefully using a different definition of "diodes") to Unicron, "On the Edge of Extinction!", Generation One Marvel comic
"Have you blown a diode?! I'm trying to work here!"
"All right, we're heading back to the plant. I'll alert Ratchet he's got some repairs to do. Including a full diagnostic on your drivetrain."
"Tell Megatron to blow it out his exhaust port. We're having a demolition derby."
"Have you got your processor up your exhaust port?"
"You overgrown Autobot! I vill scramble your circuits so bad you'll need a GPS scanner to find your own exhaust port!"
"What's with you two? [Gestures toward pants area.] Is my gearbox hangin' out or somethin'?"
- —Rattrap, "Aftermath", Beast Wars
"So, Sentinel Prime, take your order, and your condescending attitude, and stick 'em in your hard drive! You're on my turf now!"
"Kiss your magna fuses goodbye, Autobots!"
- —Megatron, "Fire on the Mountain", Generation One cartoon
"I've got the plan, if all of you've got the cast-iron manifolds for it."
"I don't like the idea of Megatron getting the antimatter formula. He can't be trusted!"
"Sure can't, manifold-mouth!"
"Way to go, numb nodes!"
"We wanted to thank you for all that extra punishment, piston rod!"
"Don't just stand there with your pistons in your servos!"
"I repeat, Decepticons—surrender, or face the consequences!"
"Yeah, and we repeat—go stuff it up your reactor linkage!"
"You know me, I can't resist the upgrades."
"And you know me, Masterson. I can't resist kicking your skidplate!"
"That's 'cause we kicked their sorry solenoids!"
- —Bumblebee, "The Elite Guard", Transformers Animated
"The Elite Guard has done nothing but bust our solenoids since they got here!"
- —Bumblebee, "Mission Accomplished", Transformers Animated
"Now they've got their tailpipes between their legs!"
"Hey, if you took that broomstick out of your tailpipe every once in a while, you might have some fun for a change!"
- —Rattrap, "The Agenda (Part 1)", Beast Wars
"Jetstorm! Get your tailpipe over here! I need back up!"
"Whoa! What crawled up your tailpipe?"
- —Bumblebee, "The Thrill of the Hunt", Transformers Animated
"Fine. Whatever makes you a happy Decepticon. Just watch your rear thruster."
- —Rodimus Prime, "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1", Generation One cartoon
"If you guys don't give me my circuit back, I'm gonna start kickin' transistor!"
- —Gears, "Changing Gears", Generation One cartoon
"We are in deep transistor parts!"
"Oooh, my transistors..."
- — Wheeljack, Generation One cartoon.
"I'm goin', too. I'm gonna boot some Decepticon right in his turbocharger."
- Of course, since Bumblebee had just screeched to a halt in front of him, Optimus may have been speaking literally here.
- We sure do get a lot of these from Rattrap, don't we?