TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained"

TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained"

Friday, November 30th, 2007 8:12am CST

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:


It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted.
These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love.
No one has been paid for the production of these stories.


Today's piece is called ”Trained”. Story by Martin (Tronprogram) Fisher, Art by Kris (Deathwind13) Smith.

Credit(s): WhiteRabbit


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Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482641)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:18am CST
That was great, 'specially since I watched 'Triple Takeover'
last night. HA HA! Very fitting.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482654)
Posted by Archanubis on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:25am CST
Interesting take on the character, who, outside of "Triple Takeover," was more of a grunt than anything else. Does run somewhat contrary to his portrayal in "Devestation," but as another pointed out, this was probably written before that series' release.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482680)
Posted by doomboy536 on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:35am CST
Astrotrain is the win :D
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482697)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:42am CST
Megatron should have ripped out his guts, I'm sure it would have been more effective.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482707)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:46am CST
awesome!
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482787)
Posted by Talon523 on November 30th, 2007 @ 9:40am CST
Awsome art and story. The cons biggest weakness is their lack of teamwork. If they were all on the same page they would crush the bots.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482820)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on November 30th, 2007 @ 10:02am CST
So much dissention and intrigue in the world of the Decepticons... I find it interesting that ALL OF THEM want to lead! Megatron assembled the Decepticon army, brought them all together. For that, he really deserves some respect! I can't understand why everyone on the Decepticon team wants to take everyone else out! But I guess that's why I'm an Autobot.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482855)
Posted by snavej on November 30th, 2007 @ 10:18am CST
This was a very good Mosaic tile all-round.

Personally, I think that Megatron would constantly monitor his warriors' thoughts, not just from time to time. He wouldn't need a large machine in HQ - he could do it remotely through tiny robot drones linked to him by wi-fi.

In the long run, the Decepticon cause is doomed.

If they all do what they want to - fight each other constantly - the Autobots will beat them.

If they do what they don't want to - cooperate - they will effectively become like Autobots! The cooperative ethos will make them care for each other. This will then extend to caring for other groups.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482904)
Posted by Psychout on November 30th, 2007 @ 10:57am CST
Stunning. Just stunning...
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482945)
Posted by Down_Shift on November 30th, 2007 @ 11:26am CST
I think this is my favorite so far. Very well done. I really like the expression on Astrotrains face at the end.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (482981)
Posted by Sloptank on November 30th, 2007 @ 11:40am CST
Yes, beware his army of TRAINS STUCK ON RAILS!
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483150)
Posted by DecepticonRedAlert on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:19pm CST
That was one of the best
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483157)
Posted by Dark Starscream on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:31pm CST
Is this the Megatron from Battlestars?

This runs along the lines of my own "fannon" in HMW, where the triple changers teamed with Starscream's Predacons and became the original Tripredicus Council.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483202)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:57pm CST
snavej wrote:In the long run, the Decepticon cause is doomed.

If they all do what they want to - fight each other constantly - the Autobots will beat them.

If they do what they don't want to - cooperate - they will effectively become like Autobots! The cooperative ethos will make them care for each other. This will then extend to caring for other groups.

Like you'll see a lot of that outside of a Gestalt team. (Even then isn't it a bit iffy?)

Decepicons are a lot like Sith, in that Decepticons are prone to turn on each other, just as a Dark Lord's apprentice is apt to turn on his or her master should they live long enough. Even Vader did it, though for different (and better) reasons than he'd envisioned...
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483320)
Posted by i_amtrunks on November 30th, 2007 @ 4:24pm CST
Another usurper... interesting take, as I have taken Astrotrain only to be questioning Megatron's leadership, not planning a takeover bid.

Could be very interesting if this is indeed the course Furman takes with Astrotrain.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483410)
Posted by OptimusShr on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:55pm CST
I like Astrotrain's characterization here. Gives him some nice depth.

The art seems odd to me but I still like it and feel it works.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483412)
Posted by Breeze on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:58pm CST
Freaky but beautifully drawn.
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483516)
Posted by Wheelimus Prime on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:29pm CST
are these gettin better and better or is it just me
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483659)
Posted by Jazzz on November 30th, 2007 @ 9:09pm CST
cool story and art...
but whats Ore-13?
Re: TRANSFORMERS MOSAIC: "Trained" (483662)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on November 30th, 2007 @ 9:12pm CST
Jazzz wrote:cool story and art...
but whats Ore-13?

Good question. Wish I knew.

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