This thread is for the Transformers section of the Infinite Loops Fanfiction series. Here are the basic mechanics of the series, copy pasted from the fifth MLP loops thread One person in a Loop, often the main character, is an Anchor. They are the person who first starts time looping. There is always at least one Anchor present in a given Time Loop snippet, though it may not be the local one. The standard pattern for a loop is that the Anchor (and whoever else is Looping there) come to awareness in a loop at a particular point in the story. From there, events will play out as influenced by the Loopers present, acting with the benefit of their foreknowledge, until either a predetermined end point is reached or all the Loopers have copped it. To be Awake is to be aware of the time loops (that is, to have gone back in time this time.) The Anchor is the only character guaranteed to be Awake. Even after others have started looping, it is mostly random as to whether they will be Awake this particular loop. Crossovers, fusions, and alternate pasts can also take place. It is perfectly possible, for example, to have the characters Awaken into a loop which conforms to a fanfic universe rather than reality. Loops do not have to be in chronological order, but it is strongly preferred that they not require a mutually contradictory order (where A must be before B and B must be before A.) Just about every Looper is very, very stir crazy. Anchor: Vector Prime - Soul-bonded Co-Anchor: Safeguard Note: Due to Vector Prime's position as guardian of time and space for the TFverse, and his usual location outside time and between dimensions, a unique opportunity was afforded by making him the Anchor for the entire Transformers branch. The experimental coding arrangement resulted in the following: 1) While all other Anchors can only support a single Loop iteration at a time, Vector Prime can support up to six at once running in tandem. Note: This unique property only applies to when he's in his home branch. If he Awakens in another branch, he's just like any other Anchor. Note the second: The number of iterations he supports usually tends to the lower end so as not to overtax his ability as an Anchor. 2) Vector Prime always Awakens in the void outside time and between dimensions when in the TFverse. Or at least when he's supporting more than one iteration. He is free to enter any Loop iteration currently running in the branch, or not if he so chooses. 3) As an unexpected side effect of his unique Anchor arrangement, someone else must be Awake in each Loop iteration he's supporting. 4) As another unexpected side effect, any Transformers character (except Primus, Unicron, or any part thereof) regardless of species or affiliation has the potential to become a looper. It's one of the main reasons his unique Anchor arrangement hasn't been tried again. 5) The character can begin looping with the baseline memories and personality of any version of themselves. How they handle looping as other versions of themselves tends to vary though. Optimus Prime is faring pretty well. Wheeljack... not so much.