Rumor has it Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen features yet another new kind of Transformer - one which could make Sam Witwicky's love life very complicated. Is there nothing those robots can't disguise themselves as? Click through for spoilers. Sources tell the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog that Alice (Isabel Lucas), the sexy girl who befriends Sam in college, is a Pretender, or a Transformer who hides inside a human-shaped shell. She could also be a hiding place for Ravage before he attacks Sam on campus. Says one source:
In the case of Alice, the shell will be an attractive human woman while the inner robot is best described as a hybrid of the Frenzy robot design from the first movie. The Pretender Transformer will have an arm that transforms into an energy weapon, a long tongue, and a scanning tentacle.
Wow, it sounds sort of Freudian, and awesome. I guess that'll teach Sam to stray when Mikaela's out of town. The Alice = Transformer rumor is given more weight by a blurry set video that shows her walking calmly across campus while students are freaking out all around her. Click to view The Pretenders, first introduced in 1988, were Transformers who could climb inside a "synthetic organic outer shell" that looked human. The toys were basically big ugly humans which swung open to reveal cruddy robots. Here's how the British comic introduced them to the world: