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G1 Decepticons, the biggest badasses to ever roam the earth.

Postby fromwednesday747 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:35 pm

Think about it. When the Ark crashed, there were 18 Autobots aboard... and only 9 Decepticons, four of which were **** cassettes... and they held their own. Think of the quevos on those guys, to try board a ship, out numbered literally two to one. I salute thee, brave Decepticons.
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Postby Ramrider » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:53 pm

10 Decepticons, five of which were cassettes. Buzzsaw exists, you know... :evil:

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Postby fromwednesday747 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:04 pm

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damnit, you're right. But hey, while we're at it, lets not forget about Ratbat, cause God knows he did the Cons a whole lot of good too.


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Postby fromwednesday747 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:10 pm

Of course it was only later that we discovered how apparently easy it is to kill an autobot anyways... damn TF:TM. So i guess the Decepticons weren't too brave for doing what they did. I think thats the problem with the movie, it really made the Autobots look like a bunch of one legged men who just entered an asskicking contest. They never stood a chance.


disclaimer: i do infact love the movie, i only wish it had taken more than ONE shot to take out some of our most beloved characters.
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Postby Ramrider » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:45 am

Same goes for me. I love the movie to bits, but some of those guys were far too easy to kill. I never would've pictured Prowl and Ratchet as one-shot wonders...

And by the way, Ratbat didn't come to Earth till a fair while later. But you probably knew that.
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Postby Tramp » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:47 am

Ramrider wrote:Same goes for me. I love the movie to bits, but some of those guys were far too easy to kill. I never would've pictured Prowl and Ratchet as one-shot wonders...

And by the way, Ratbat didn't come to Earth till a fair while later. But you probably knew that.


Actually, both Ratchet and Prowl took multiple shots before going down. The same with Ironhide. Brawn was the only one to go down from a single shot.
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Postby Ramrider » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:52 am

Hmm. Actually, you may be right.

I haven't seen the movie for a few weeks now. I must be slipping... :wink:
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Postby Retread » Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:46 am

Sorry, not to make the cons seem any less badass (always thought they were), but was reflector in the ark attack? Would he count as 11 to 18 or 13? :P
Also, thought the bots low energy reserves was the reason they went down so easy in the movie.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:46 am

technically it took a point blank shot from megatron's fusion cannon to kill ol ironhide
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:48 am

quite possibly the best line in the movie
"Such heroic nonsense"BOOM!
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Postby Ramrider » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:22 am

Retread wrote:Sorry, not to make the cons seem any less badass (always thought they were), but was reflector in the ark attack? Would he count as 11 to 18 or 13? :P

The Reflector team were only on the original team in the 'toon. As far as the toys and comics are concerned, the original line-ups were:

Autobots:

Optimus Prime
Prowl
Jazz
Ironhide
Ratchet
Wheeljack
Bumblebee
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Bluestreak
Mirage
Hound
Trailbreaker
Huffer
Gears
Windcharger
Brawn
Cliffjumper

Decepticons:

Megatron
Starscream
Soundwave
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Ravage
Buzzsaw
Laserbeak
Frenzy
Rumble

Besides what do you mean, "11 to 18"? Reflector was three 'bots (or three clones if you believe the 'toon), how would they make it up to 18 without redefining our concept of modern mathematics?

EDIT: Sorry, just clicked that you meant the ratio of Decepticons to Autobots. :oops:
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:37 am

The scene from the movie where ratchet, ironhide, etc bite it was relatively brief. The way i think about it is that remaining time that the ship travelling to earth wasn't shown on screne. In that time the decepticons could have easily damaged the remaning autobots (since Ironhide got his head blown off) beyond repair.
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Postby fromwednesday747 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:02 pm

I'm pretty sure Prowl only took one shot before his eyes flared up then burnt out. From a single Constructicon no less... i think it was Scavenger. Plus he's the only one who actually got confirmed as dead, since he's the only one you see get interned into the space tomb. Ironhide could, with alot of imagination, still be alive... just very very ugly now. Oh, and i forgot about the Reflector bots... cause they were dumb
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Postby fromwednesday747 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:37 pm

Goes to show how inept the normal rank and file must be. But i mean... Optimus Prime is supposed to be the strongest normal sized Transformer, I can imagine him being able to beat a Decepticon to near death with as few blows as he threw in that fight. Whats more astonishing to me though, is how some of the Cons he shot on his way to Megatron were fine like five minutes later, and other were screwed. I cite Soundwave as an example. He certainly got it at least as bad as Brawn, and yet, Brawn died, and Soundwave felt he was ok enough to take control of the Decepticons while still on Astrotrain.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:52 pm

fromwednesday747 wrote:Goes to show how inept the normal rank and file must be. But i mean... Optimus Prime is supposed to be the strongest normal sized Transformer, I can imagine him being able to beat a Decepticon to near death with as few blows as he threw in that fight. Whats more astonishing to me though, is how some of the Cons he shot on his way to Megatron were fine like five minutes later, and other were screwed. I cite Soundwave as an example. He certainly got it at least as bad as Brawn, and yet, Brawn died, and Soundwave felt he was ok enough to take control of the Decepticons while still on Astrotrain.

don't forget he carried megs to astrotrain during the retreat
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:00 pm

Lets not forget too that the series was aired on afternoon tv where they were restricted with what they could air. The movie was not restricted in such a way. The decepticons were pretty bad ass though, although as crafty as Megatron was, sometimes he was too smart for his own good.

A great example is when they damage prime and Wheeljack has to have a part from his lab on cybertron to fix him. Starscream is like lets attack now while they are confused and weakened. Megs is like no lets set a elaborate trap instead and not only do theynot kill the autobots they set the trap for but they get Prime operational instead :shock:
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Postby Retread » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:23 pm

Ramrider wrote:
Retread wrote:Sorry, not to make the cons seem any less badass (always thought they were), but was reflector in the ark attack? Would he count as 11 to 18 or 13? :P

The Reflector team were only on the original team in the 'toon. As far as the toys and comics are concerned, the original line-ups were:

Autobots:

Optimus Prime
Prowl
Jazz
Ironhide
Ratchet
Wheeljack
Bumblebee
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Bluestreak
Mirage
Hound
Trailbreaker
Huffer
Gears
Windcharger
Brawn
Cliffjumper

Decepticons:

Megatron
Starscream
Soundwave
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Ravage
Buzzsaw
Laserbeak
Frenzy
Rumble

Besides what do you mean, "11 to 18"? Reflector was three 'bots (or three clones if you believe the 'toon), how would they make it up to 18 without redefining our concept of modern mathematics?

EDIT: Sorry, just clicked that you meant the ratio of Decepticons to Autobots. :oops:

Sorry, I'm going by sketchy 20 year old memories. :) Reflector probably wasn't in MTME. Just looked at the original catalog scan and it only has the bots you listed. Did they add any of the 2nd series of toys in the 1st season of the toon?

You might even say the 'Cons were outnumbered worse. If you count the seekers vs the autobot cars (minus ratchet and wheeljack) as the warriors of the groups, its 3:1.
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:00 pm

reflector was definately in the MTME, I own the first season on DVD and watched it again a few months ago. They even had reflector look alikes as generic soliders. (you can tell they are look alikes because the real reflector team speaks in unison)
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Postby Ramrider » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:13 pm

Oh, yeah, Reflector's in MTMTE. Thundercracker uses them in camera mode to check out the truck. But by rights they shouldn't have appeared, because in the comics, and indeed year 1 of the toys, they weren't included.
Actually, if you go by the 'toon, the 'cons would have been more outnumbered, because they initially didn't have Frenzy or Buzzsaw either.

Check out the Transformers show bible. Page 34 lists the Decepticons originally appearing in the show. Actually, it even says not to use Reflector, although they turned up anyway.
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Postby fromwednesday747 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:07 pm

hmm...

well, i just watched the movie tonight, and i have to retract a part of one of my statements. Not all the Autobots are that easy to kill, i have to admit that Ironhide and Ratchet took it like men. They both took multiple shots to the chest before going down... even though neither one of them shot any Cons, despite them being huddled together.

Also... what the **** happened to Hound and Sunstreaker for the rest of the movie? They're on the shuttle that Prime arrived on, then ne'er to be seen again.
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Postby Broadblasts short shorts » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:05 am

my two cents worth.
3 F15 Eagles vs a load of sports cars

I know where my money would be.
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Postby AceBaur Prime » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:50 pm

Roadblasters short shorts wrote:my two cents worth.
3 F15 Eagles vs a load of sports cars

I know where my money would be.


Don't forget though that some of those sports cars have guns and missiles and stuff, that helps to even the odds a little bit
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Postby tentagil » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:10 pm

Actually I think Reflector was an initial release in Japan. He was either year one or year two mail-in here in the states though. Of course I could be wrong.
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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:21 am

Reflector was (like all the other first and second year transformers) a japanese release from a totally separate toy line.
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