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There are more who defended Drift than Windblade, Drift gets shat on because he was sold to us as being fantastic and ended up being an underwhelming Mary Sue who's still being treated like being the bee's knees.
Windblade, however, is the product of a fanpoll, the majority of the fandom wanted a female jet and we've got it.
I don't see how drift could honestly be seen as something other than what he is from the start. But then maybe I've been around the block on this issue enough times to know them when I see them. I wasn't around here back then though.
He was literally announced to us as being the greatest new thing to Transformers since the beginning of the franchise. They advertised him as being incredibly necessary and that the comic definitely needed him, because there was no character like him in Transformers and Shane McCarthy didn't want to change an iconic character to fit the story.
So he debuted alongside a super cold super sniper Perceptor, who then upstaged him. He added absolutely nothing at all, and the only unique thing about him was the mini series he got later after people were confused as to what was so special about him.
Then there was this post that claimed idw saw him as their Wolverine, which is exactly why he hasn't been killed off by now.
Also I'm not gonna buy into that "we asked for this" crap because firstly "I never asked for this" and even if we voted for the female jet character I don't seem to recall there being a vote for her to be badly hamfisted into the IDW series along with a bunch of other fembots, all written and drawn women.
Neither did I, I was taking a break from all things TF when the fan poll was going, and only learned of it when the results came out. But I didn't say "we asked for this", I said "the majority". You see that's the thing with elections and polls, they are concerned with what the majority wants. The same thing goes for Presidential elections, the guy with the most votes gets to be President, even of the people that didn't vote for him.
Pretty sure it was clear from the start that the new character would get fiction.
Honestly the sheer extent of all woman
in this comic's setup makes it feel like a sexist's attempt at pretending to not be sexist. "Hey look guys, we've got all these women working on this project about adding more women into our comic. Aren't we so progressive?"
I defend both, actually.
To me, they are effectively the same, aside Windblade having a terrible design and Drift actually looking cool.
That's idw's problem, I kinda see it the same, but fact is, writers like to create characters that are similar to them, female creators like adding female characters to whatever they create, while male creators like adding male characters, it's a natural thing.