Airachnid Eye Color

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by fleshling, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. fleshling

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    I did a search but didn't see anything.

    So, Megatron gets purged of Unicron's influence, and his eyes turn back to red. What's Airachnid's deal then with having purple eyes?
     
  2. Wars

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    The same reason Breakdown's eyes are yellow. They just are. And it works well with the rest of her colours.
     
  3. Jive Guru

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    She's neutral at heart? Aesthetics? She thinks they look rad? I can't say for sure.
     
  4. Kostya

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    I'd imagine it's a cosmetic choice, like colored contacts.

    Decepticons seem to favor red while Autobots go for blue.

    Breakdown and Airachnid don't go along with the Decepticon norm.
     
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    She won't look as good with red eyes. Dark energon gives purple eyes, but if her eyes were already purple to begin with, then it won't make a difference.
     
  6. Rexidus

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    [Insert cosmetics/make-up joke here.]
     
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    I hope not. Let Airachnid be her own character.
     
  9. Boy Blunder

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    No two 'cons have the same kind of eyes. They range from glowing (Airachnid, Breakdown) to glowing with pupils (Megatron, Starscream) to rather human-like with full pupils, iris, and sclera, albeit in a sinister color scheme (Knock Out). The colors are just to further accent the individual aesthetics.

    Autobots, too, all have rather unique eyes, though they're much more 'uniform' than the 'cons.

    Also, even just making a note of the purple, Airachnid's purple is more red, whereas the Unicron-possessed Megatron's purple veers towards the blue.
     
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    Eyes aren't only red for Decepticons in this show. I assume the same for Autobots and their blue eyes.

    And I really, really, really, really doubt that Airachnid used to be an Autobot. They even specifically said they called her Airachnid to purposely differentiate from Blackarachnia. Characters just have different eyes in this show.
     
  11. moreprimeland

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    True, the Bots tend to be more uniform in the blue tones, but Arcee has purple rings inside the blue of her eyes. I think that's why she's got a bit of a temper. :ev: 


    Edit: Just watched Crisscross again today, and I would call Airachnid's eye color magenta not purple-- compared to the purple color that Megs eyes became when under the influence of DE.
     
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    I remember back during the earlier days of TFP, some people used to speculate that Arcee might have been an ex-con, on account of her pink/purplish eye rings and her comparatively more violent nature.
     
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    I doubt they'd go for this but that would certainly be an interesting plotline.

    Although then we'd get idiots screaming that it implies all females are evil and violent.
     
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    It's just her eye colours. You know, it was novel when the movies brought it back, and it was cute that Animated followed suit, but I'm really tired of the blue eyes for 'Bots, red for 'Cons rule.
     
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    Besides we've already have a version of Arcee that's violently insane from IDW and we defianitly don't need that in the show! I also never liked the idea they had in IDW about fembots being experements with the side effect of becoming insane at that and I never liked that version of Arcee as well!:banghead:  I certainly prefer the TFP Arcee over that version any day! At least the TFP Arcee has a conscience and a moral compass!!!
     
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    Good point. I actually noticed that, but didn't remember until you brought it up.

    I doubt it myself. Just a random thought I had.
     
  17. Oberoniss

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    They always looked more pink than purple to me.
     
  18. The F.N.G.

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    They're a sort of purpley-pink. And speaking of her eyes, I love the "compound eye" effect they have. Looks really cool in the close-ups.
     
  19. Oberoniss

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    Ah yeah, me too man. I wish they'd give her more close-ups just for that reason. (and her lips, she has fantastic lips)
     
  20. kamuix

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    i like crazy though :D  insanity is the only way to truly see how things are hehe. but i like both iterations of arcee.

    for eye color, in beast wars rhinox and rattrap had red eyes. heck even prime. megs had the purple going on.
     

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