Shadowman wrote:Silverbolt, in Beast Wars, was the archetype of the white knight, almost to the point of parody, and that's what made him fun, that's what made him such a great character. Then they changed him into this mopey, whiny character, almost a parody of the black knight, but they never went over-the-top with it, they played it straight, and that's what ruined it. he was no longer fun, just emo.
I know this. but I liked that the parody white knight had his eyes opened to the realities of war and villainy, experiencing first hand (and frighteningly enjoying) the sadistic nature of that which he despised. Being Jetstorm changed him for the worse, and it was interesting seeing him try to make amends for his past sins while being eaten up inside by guilt. He was put in a tight position and had to overcome his inner demons, which I felt was an interesting take on the character.
Shadowman wrote:Also Rattrap.
I'm mixed on him. On one hand, he was made more cowardly, less sarcastic, not as fun, and got a lousy robot design. On the other hand, his lack of weaponry gave him an opportunity to explore a new career path that he otherwise wouldn't have willingly taken due to it being outside his comfort zone. By removing his weapons, he had think less with his guns and more with his head, becoming the team's tech expert and seemingly following in the footsteps of his best friend Rhinox. In a way, Rattrap grew to carry on Rhinox's legacy whether he knew this or not, and I think that's cool.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'