Welcome to the A-to-Z Challenge! For more info, please click the logo to the right. This year's theme is planets in science fiction.
Transformers is one of those fandoms near and dear to my heart. Yes, even the Michael Bay movies.
Though really, he just revived my interest because I used to watch different versions of the show Saturday morning as a child. No one leads like Optimus Prime.
Cybertron is the home planet of the Transformers. While it's origin and creation vary from each new Transformers franchise (natural formation, the body of a god named Primus, created by an alien race called the Quintessons) the planet itself is usually in the same place. That is, a large metal planet covered with city states that's been devastated by the war between the Decepticons and the Autobots.
|Source - This is the G1 version of the planet. Or for those not in the know, the first rendition of it from the original cartoon.|
Sometimes the planet has been sucked dry and so the war continued on to other planets in a resource hunt, or sometimes it's wondering through space like a comet because the war has forced it from orbit around its sun and it's looking for a new place to call home. (Though scientifically I'm not sure how that works out.) Or it's just sitting there, like a normal planet, controlled by one faction or another.
That's the thing with fandoms that have been around for so long and rebooted so often - there's so many mythos. But some things never change and Cybertron being the home planet is one of them.
(I have to add, when searching for images I found a few companies who are names Cybertron. The fan base is strong with this fandom.)