Rated X wrote:What I find amusing is that in any discussion about the Bay movieverse, so many people complain about the heavy human presence.
Yeah, that seems to be the dichotomy of human depiction and focus in TF fiction.
If the robots are the main focus, and have some humans thrown into the mix as supporting cast who become likable in their own right, then TF fans usually feel alright about them.
If the humans are the main focus, with the robots feeling like the secondary characters instead, then a lot of TF fans might view those humans as taking away from the robot focus and not like those humans as much.
And then there are rare cases where the focus between robots and humans is split evenly half and half between the two, which makes the game of whether or not TF fans take a liking or a disliking to the human characters really interesting.
I think the only cartoons (I'll use that medium since it's easier to use over the comics and other media) that managed to have a heavy human presence and focus over the robots and still have the human characters viewed in good light by the fans were Masterforce (for integrating the humans into the war in the unique way it did) and Rescue Bots (for having a team of writers that actually know how to competently write characters and completely avoid giving us any "idiot" characters).
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.'