shockblast2 wrote:It is insanely stupid too. Why would an advanced alien race of transforming robots decide that looking like a Japanese Geisha girl's face would be a good idea?
Because it's different and it looks cool/cute? I do think the face is a bit stern, but I for one love the Japanese theme. I mean, if you're going to name a character Bumblebee when his home planet is totally devoid of actual bumblebees, then this doesn't seem too much of a stretch.
(Also technically it isn't geisha makeup, it's done in the style of a kabuki performer, hence the red and blue face paint.)
Myself, I'm just hoping the inevitable Slipstream redeco has a remolded head with Chinese "odango" buns.
Not to mention when choosing its weapons (and I say it because the ideology that robots have gender to begin with is so stupid it is not even funny)
It's taken this long to get a decent amount of female Transformers (not to mention a leading role femmebot that isn't called Arcee or Blackarachnia) and you're complaining about that?
Shame on you.
I'm just waiting for a Transformers universe where femmes aren't some rarity or mystical mutation, and are just part of Cybertronian society. (Heck, Transformer sex changes would be pretty easy- it's just a matter of switching a few parts after all!
it decided to choose a sword over advanced laser weapons. I see it fighting a deception and it going down just like the guy with the sword in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Of course, when Grimlock does it, it's fine and dandy and everybody loves him, because GEEWUN.
Personally I think they should have gone with a naginata (Japanese glaive/polearm) rather than a sword, as the naginata is traditionally used by women.
Furthermore, I fully agree with the guy above who said Slipstream would have been way better of a choice. Anything but this slew of obscure characters that we have coming out. Save Arcee, but even it is a joke with its car backpack.
Because how DARE the writers want to make a new and original character that didn't already exist in an old and terrible merchandise-driven cartoon from the 80s! Death to innovation!
Also, considering Slipstream has (to my knowledge) far less backstory than Windblade...Hypocrisy much? I mean, yes, she was made before Windblade, but then B.O.T was made before the movies- should we have forsaken the 2007 movie in favour of a live-action remake of B.O.T?
(I'm still waiting for someone to resurrect Atari Hitotonari of Kiss Players infamy as a cigar-smoking hardass alien hunter riding in a customized police car, though...)