Why are you using the specs of a different Starscream from a different universe in a different continuity that has different rules to apply data to this Starscream?Cyclonus43 wrote:It's on the interwebs.
According to the Armada video game's instruction booklet, Starscream (in his Armada-era body) has the following statistics:
Height: 19' 7" (15' 1" vehicle mode length)
Weight: 22,050 lbs
Thrust: 28,000 lbs
Vehicle Top Speed: Mach 2.7
I figured it wouldn't be far off, and would also dispose you're theory of them not making pot holes when they walked.
By that logic, I'm frail, yet that couldn't be further from the truth.Cyclonus43 wrote:Yes, "frail", Raf is what 3'2? Miko looks like an anorexic, and Jack is a cross between Ambercrombie and Twilight.
Just because they don't resemble musclebound body-builders or atheletes doesn't mean they're as wimpy as weak old men.
It's not like they were freely picking up Starscream's entire arm off the ground. They were just rolling it over to a different position like, again, a large heavy tree trunk. It was round enough for them to push and roll, but still heavy enough for them to make straining and grunting noises while doing so, meaning they still had some difficulty rolling it.Cyclonus43 wrote:So maybe the writes decided not to write it in like they have for the past 30 years. I still doubt these robots are light enough to have children moving their parts around....maybe an eyeball or something.
I told, he gave into peer pressure from multiple angles, but learned from his mistakes. You forget that he's a teenager. Not exactly the most perfect little angels among human beings.Cyclonus43 wrote:And his racing with Bumblebee?
Would you rather the humans be written as incompetent fools instead of rational thinkers who know how to make the best use of what they're good at?Cyclonus43 wrote:Though I give you the point that he does learn over time. My problem is more with what they've been able to do, rather than who they are altogether. Raf I can understand as a computer nerd, but some of the others are a little far fetched.
Put yourself in their position. Suppose it was YOU and two of your friends put in their place. Would it be any different if it was you three who came up with the idea, distracted Soundwave, and pushed the button, instead of them three?
Doesn't mean he didn't know how to use it.Cyclonus43 wrote:He lost it didn't he?
The first time he lost it was due to the magical powers of the Phase Shifter and the cunning wit of Smokescreen outsmarting his overconfidence. Had it been Miko who the Autobots were facing (if she were an enemy, that is), chances Smokescreen would have just as easily knocked her out of the suit with his special ghosting trick.
The second time he lost it was due to him taking it off to show off to his Vehicons, who suspected him of being too scared to take it off, leading to him removing it to take it off and prove them wrong. He also didn't count on Miko going for it since A) she's a puny fleshing and therefore easily underestimated by all Decepticons, and B) no one ever considered the very idea of a human, of all things, operating a Cybertronian relic. The very idea itself was laughable up until that point when Miko made it a reality.
And it didn't necessarily HAVE to be Miko who proved that a human could use it. Circumstances simply led to her being the one to do so by chance. Aganet Fowler even noted how such army could prove very useful to Unit:E, suggesting that anyone could wield it. Jack simply chose Miko to use it this time since she had had experience with it, and he knew what she was capable of when using it.
Plus, his going in first could throw off the Decepticons and catch them off guard long enough for Miko to burst in and go nuts. I mean, what Decepticon would expect an ordinary human to come through the gate unarmed and pose any kind of threat? That kind of bewilderment was all Jack and Miko needed to confuse them enough for Miko to charge in and go crazy in that brief instant of confusion.
Then I guess you simply expect too much from a children's cartoon written towards children and designed to sell children's toys to children.Cyclonus43 wrote:Exactly why I feel the writers made him look dumb, in the end, they made ALL the Decepticons look weak, frail and cowardly. Who can ever think a group like that is EVER a threat????
This is the closest we've ever gotten to a TF cartoon written for adults, which is simply not ever going to happen.
Soundwave isn't God. He has just as many weaknesses and faults as anybody.Cyclonus43 wrote:Now you're just showing off, or that you're using your brain the wrong way
Then why else would he turn around so slowly instead of of immediately? In-universe reason, not simply "because the writers made him".Cyclonus43"So you're just assuming it'd be the same?[/quote]It's the same guy, in the same continuity, and show never gave contradiction to his earlier life. Hasbro's viewpoint of continuity is less "making things match up" than it is "avoidance of contradiction", and the latter of which can apply to Soundwave with little difficulty.
[quote="Cyclonus43 wrote:I wouldn't mistake "calm" for "calculating".
At what point did the Decepticons talk about the Shadowzone on the ship back in the episode 15?Cyclonus43 wrote:Except they mentioned it ON the ship.
Maybe he figured, since he had already done that trick, Miko might've been prepared for it, and could have jumped over it to tackle Soundwave. So opening it in front of him blocked her out from all directions.Cyclonus43 wrote:One last bit of logic, on why the writers made him look bad. Why didn't Soundwave just open the bridge UNDER the Miko, like he had just done previously?