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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby shamone » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:05 pm

5150 Cruiser wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:Ironhide had character development? What? All the robots in the films (and most Transformer franchises, pretty much only excluding Animated and a little Rodimus in G1) have gotten no development at all.


Ignorance is bliss... :BANG_HEAD:

I'd go into detail about thier detail, but if you haven't goten it at this point then you either won't get it, or are refusing to see it.


im sorry but this is one of the most condescending posts i have seen in any forum in a long time.

Ironhide's character development went from aggressive, shoot first ask questions military character too shoot first ....

and the proof of this. look at his lines. the few that he has, how can one say that he has development when his dialogue is limited to reaction lines.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby shadowynne » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:30 pm

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im with shamone on this. i think people are confusing behaviour with devolopment. ironhide being aggressive is behavior. finding out why he is aggressive is development.

the twins acting the way they do is behaviour, finding out why they act the way they do is development...

frikken huge difference...

the debate isnt that the TFs dont have character, its that thier characters are one dimensional...
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby BeastWarsFTW » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:35 am

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I also believe Ironhide will die in DOTM. Specifically I believe he will shot by Shockwave. Possibly whenever Shockwave is first introduced to the autobots he takes a cheap shot at Ironhide with his laser gun arm thing. Also I noticed in the pictures of the super bowl commercial (posted one below), specifically the scenes of optimus flying over where shockwave is spotted, you can see Ratchet and Bumblebee fighting the cons but you don't see Ironhide. I'm wondering if he died already and maybe thats why bumblebee was so upset in the trailer. But he could also just be fighting somewhere else.

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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby 5150 Cruiser » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:31 pm

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shamone and shadowynne ,

I'm going to have to disagree with both of you. Problem is, if you need a complete back story on each Tf for them to have development, then nearly no TF in any universe from G1 to the movies have had what you define as development. In the case of Ironhide, your correct. He is the "Shoot first, ask questions later" kind of warrior. You don't need to be told that. His actions define it.
I will agree that more dialog would have been better. That point I'm not arguing. But for all intents and purposes, Ironhide has been a warrior, and this is what he was portrayed as. We don't need a huge back story as to why he became one to get that point across is all I'm saying.

Oh and shamone,
I should note that my comment that you quoted above was not entirely directed at Ironhide's character. As i said, i believe there are more than a few characters in the movies that had development. Some more than others, and admittedly, some not at all.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby shamone » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:59 pm

5150 Cruiser wrote:shamone and shadowynne ,

I'm going to have to disagree with both of you. Problem is, if you need a complete back story on each Tf for them to have development, then nearly no TF in any universe from G1 to the movies have had what you define as development. In the case of Ironhide, your correct. He is the "Shoot first, ask questions later" kind of warrior. You don't need to be told that. His actions define it.
I will agree that more dialog would have been better. That point I'm not arguing. But for all intents and purposes, Ironhide has been a warrior, and this is what he was portrayed as. We don't need a huge back story as to why he became one to get that point across is all I'm saying.

Oh and shamone,
I should note that my comment that you quoted above was not entirely directed at Ironhide's character. As i said, i believe there are more than a few characters in the movies that had development. Some more than others, and admittedly, some not at all.


i was not saying that development was needed. but i find it hard to believe that you can argue that there was development.

what development was there, considering each character had three to four lines, which were either exposition or inane jokes.

the robots were given one line characters, and dialogue to reflect this. essentially it was like armaggeddon, each character in that was the same, one not and no development.

thats fine if thats what you want. i would rather fewer bot and cons with more screen time and dialogue for those that were in it
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby shamone » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:05 pm

5150 Cruiser wrote:shamone and shadowynne ,

I'm going to have to disagree with both of you. Problem is, if you need a complete back story on each Tf for them to have development, then nearly no TF in any universe from G1 to the movies have had what you define as development. In the case of Ironhide, your correct. He is the "Shoot first, ask questions later" kind of warrior. You don't need to be told that. His actions define it.
I will agree that more dialog would have been better. That point I'm not arguing. But for all intents and purposes, Ironhide has been a warrior, and this is what he was portrayed as. We don't need a huge back story as to why he became one to get that point across is all I'm saying.

Oh and shamone,
I should note that my comment that you quoted above was not entirely directed at Ironhide's character. As i said, i believe there are more than a few characters in the movies that had development. Some more than others, and admittedly, some not at all.


i was not saying that development was needed. but i find it hard to believe that you can argue that there was development.

what development was there, considering each character had three to four lines, which were either exposition or inane jokes.

the robots were given one line characters, and dialogue to reflect this. essentially it was like armaggeddon, each character in that was the same, one not and no development.

thats fine if thats what you want. i would rather fewer bot and cons with more screen time and dialogue for those that were in it
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Jacksonbot » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:04 pm

I'm bummed Ironhide died.He was supposed to be the strong warrior that overcame his enemies.Sure, he went down like a pussy.But he just...Completes the team.Now it's only Optimus
and a few zippy fast guys.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby twiztid_soundwave » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:43 pm

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I was saddened that Ironhide died...BUT...I, as a fan, marked out by it, since they did it in a fashion obviously mirroring his death in 86's movie. Im surprised no one has mentioned this
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:41 am

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Jacksonbot wrote:Sure, he went down like a pussy.


I absolutely disagree. He was shot in the back twice by perhaps the physically most dominating character in all 3 movies. Seriously, 1 on 1, Sentinel could take any single Bayverse Bot or Con he was matched with, even the Fallen. Maybe only Jet Optimus from the end of RotF would stand a chance. Also, he was shot in the back by someone he completely trusted and revered. If anyone is a pussy in that situation, it's Sentinel for being a back fighter. I wonder what would have happened had Sentinel faced Ironhide, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Dino, and the human soldiers face-to-face. I think he might have gotten whipped. Or held up long enough for Prime to get there.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Marcdachamp » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:42 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:
Jacksonbot wrote:Sure, he went down like a pussy.


I absolutely disagree. He was shot in the back twice by perhaps the physically most dominating character in all 3 movies. Seriously, 1 on 1, Sentinel could take any single Bayverse Bot or Con he was matched with, even the Fallen. Maybe only Jet Optimus from the end of RotF would stand a chance. Also, he was shot in the back by someone he completely trusted and revered. If anyone is a pussy in that situation, it's Sentinel for being a back fighter. I wonder what would have happened had Sentinel faced Ironhide, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Dino, and the human soldiers face-to-face. I think he might have gotten whipped. Or held up long enough for Prime to get there.


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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Bleak5170 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:38 am

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Damn, props to Slashercon for calling this back in February, lol. Good job!

Oh and on a side note, I'm sorry but anyone who thinks Ironhide, (or pretty much any other bot), had any character development whatsoever, doesn't actually understand the term "character development".
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Jacksonbot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:52 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:
Jacksonbot wrote:Sure, he went down like a pussy.


I absolutely disagree. He was shot in the back twice by perhaps the physically most dominating character in all 3 movies. Seriously, 1 on 1, Sentinel could take any single Bayverse Bot or Con he was matched with, even the Fallen. Maybe only Jet Optimus from the end of RotF would stand a chance. Also, he was shot in the back by someone he completely trusted and revered. If anyone is a pussy in that situation, it's Sentinel for being a back fighter. I wonder what would have happened had Sentinel faced Ironhide, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Dino, and the human soldiers face-to-face. I think he might have gotten whipped. Or held up long enough for Prime to get there.

Now that i think of it, your right.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Red 50 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:00 am

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Jacksonbot wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Jacksonbot wrote:Sure, he went down like a pussy.


I absolutely disagree. He was shot in the back twice by perhaps the physically most dominating character in all 3 movies. Seriously, 1 on 1, Sentinel could take any single Bayverse Bot or Con he was matched with, even the Fallen. Maybe only Jet Optimus from the end of RotF would stand a chance. Also, he was shot in the back by someone he completely trusted and revered. If anyone is a pussy in that situation, it's Sentinel for being a back fighter. I wonder what would have happened had Sentinel faced Ironhide, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Dino, and the human soldiers face-to-face. I think he might have gotten whipped. Or held up long enough for Prime to get there.

Now that i think of it, your right.


I'm not quite sure. If Sentinel had faced all of them, then there probably wouldn't have been many IF any survivors. With his double-bladed sword, shield and the Acid-rust cannon (it was called so sometime, right?) he probably would have killed any bot standing in the way even if they knew he was gonna do it. I'm afraid that Ironhide had no chance at all. Also, he did prove to be more than Optimus could have handled.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:02 am

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Red 50 wrote:
I'm not quite sure. If Sentinel had faced all of them, then there probably wouldn't have been many IF any survivors. With his double-bladed sword, shield and the Acid-rust cannon (it was called so sometime, right?) he probably would have killed any bot standing in the way even if they knew he was gonna do it. I'm afraid that Ironhide had no chance at all. Also, he did prove to be more than Optimus could have handled.


I agree with Ironhide not having much of a chance alone. But

went down like a pussy


is quite incorrect, for the above reasons I stated. Also, if he faced all the Autobots, I don't think he'd have time to pick them all off one at a time. He'd get that acid rust cannon (I think it was referred to it as such in the book only) knocked out of his hand. And the blade can be avoided, as was shown in the film by Bumblebee and Sideswipe, dodging away from him. I believe he could do a lot of damage, even kill a few Autobots, but he'd lose the fight. And yes, he did prove to be way much more than Optimus could handle. Sentinel bitch-slapped Optimus on 3 different occasions. Though the first time was totally unexpected.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby zenosaurus_x » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:10 pm

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Jacksonbot wrote:
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Jacksonbot wrote:Sure, he went down like a pussy.


I absolutely disagree. He was shot in the back twice by perhaps the physically most dominating character in all 3 movies. Seriously, 1 on 1, Sentinel could take any single Bayverse Bot or Con he was matched with, even the Fallen. Maybe only Jet Optimus from the end of RotF would stand a chance. Also, he was shot in the back by someone he completely trusted and revered. If anyone is a pussy in that situation, it's Sentinel for being a back fighter. I wonder what would have happened had Sentinel faced Ironhide, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Dino, and the human soldiers face-to-face. I think he might have gotten whipped. Or held up long enough for Prime to get there.

Now that i think of it, your right.


Also, he was shot several times by an instant kill weapon. If past incarnations of Cosmic Rust are anything to go by. IronHide was tough enough to take it, so uh...Sentinel knew the only way to kill IH was to shoot him in the back, yeah...
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Red 50 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:28 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:
Red 50 wrote:
I'm not quite sure. If Sentinel had faced all of them, then there probably wouldn't have been many IF any survivors. With his double-bladed sword, shield and the Acid-rust cannon (it was called so sometime, right?) he probably would have killed any bot standing in the way even if they knew he was gonna do it. I'm afraid that Ironhide had no chance at all. Also, he did prove to be more than Optimus could have handled.


I agree with Ironhide not having much of a chance alone. But

went down like a pussy


is quite incorrect, for the above reasons I stated. Also, if he faced all the Autobots, I don't think he'd have time to pick them all off one at a time. He'd get that acid rust cannon (I think it was referred to it as such in the book only) knocked out of his hand. And the blade can be avoided, as was shown in the film by Bumblebee and Sideswipe, dodging away from him. I believe he could do a lot of damage, even kill a few Autobots, but he'd lose the fight. And yes, he did prove to be way much more than Optimus could handle. Sentinel bitch-slapped Optimus on 3 different occasions. Though the first time was totally unexpected.


I didn't say I agree with that statement. I also find that his death was uncalled for and that he was stricken down unfairly. Sentinel probably considered him a collateral damage, but as he posed no direct threat, I'm not saying that Sentinel is a p.u.s.s.y, but I agree that his action was rather dishonorable and the act of the weak, cowardly and treacherous. That gave him about one third of a reason to execute him from behind.

Ironhide was a hero. He didn't deserve to be stroked from the behind. But that's how it has been. Heroes are sometimes relieved of by unfair tactics.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:15 am

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Red 50 wrote:Ironhide was a hero. He didn't deserve to be stroked from the behind. But that's how it has been. Heroes are sometimes relieved of by unfair tactics.


I agree with that. He was killed off to get the story going on Sentinel's betrayal and get people to hate him. Which, in my experience, worked.
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Slashercon » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:13 am

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Gosh I was so hoping to be wrong about this subject :(
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:04 pm

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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby flygon12 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:31 pm

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SPOILER: He does die, sadly :sad:
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Re: DOTM Autobot Ironhide's death?

Postby Slashercon » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:27 pm

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flygon12 wrote:SPOILER: He does die, sadly :sad:


Yeah I found it out. And what makes it all the worse is that I predicated it via his Toys sales :(
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