Also, why are they such terrible landing pilots?

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  1. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Inspired by Vector Sigma's crap-shot thread.

    I keep forgetting to post about this.

    Have you noticed that 99% of any ship flown by Transformers crashes when they land?

    Let's see.

    G1 - cons abandon ship, board bots ship, nemesis obviously crashes, and together the TFs crash the ark.
    then the cons build a new ship, and that gets crashed.
    Ironhide's ship in the movie.
    Both of the fleeing Autobots' ships in the movie.
    Beast Wars ships in the intro.
    They probably crashed in Beast Machines too. So did Botanica's.

    It's too early on a Sunday, but it happened in Animated too. Probably all over AEC stuff.

    can't ANYONE freakin' land?

    Besides the Elite Guard? Seriously that was the first ship i've seen a Transformer properly land in god knows how long.

    Oh yeah - Optimus lands properly right before his battle with Megatron in TFTM86. and i think there may have been a couple proper landings in the Rebirth eps...
    but you get my point.
    this is more of a haha question, than wanting serious answers.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    :lol 

    they have 'crashing into mountains 101'.
     
  3. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    hehe, near the end of Megatron Rising, Pt. 2:

    (their ship crashes)

    Ratchet: (slow clap) perfect homage to the G1 landing. I knew you could do it!!
     
  4. Nevermore

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    Well, to be fair, most of those "crash" incidents occurred during combat situations. Try landing a ship while there's a fight on board, and the controls get blasted. Now, if there were frequent cases of Transformers crashing a ship with no external influences, I'd call that crappy piloting skills.
     
  5. Switchblade

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    I haven't seen it for awhile, but I'm pretty sure Depthcharge's ship landed safely.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    He crashed it into the sea, because he got hit with residual Quantum Surge Energy when he got near to Earth. He might have regained control, but he was out of control when he hit the sea.
     
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    Yeah, I'd call them bad-luck-pilots before crappy-fliers.
     
  8. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    It doesnt help when your ship has a dozen holes blown in it, no engines left and most of the controls smashed up.

    For vehicles used in war, they sure arent very durable.
     
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    :lol  I actually was surprised when they did a correct landing, I was expecting them to crash somewhere in the city.
     
  10. KA

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    crashes are landing too, just more dramatic.

    dramatic = good TV
     
  11. Maximo Prime

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    excuses, excuses :D 
     
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    Not all of them can be as beautifully talented, highly skilled, and extremely experienced pilots as Sky Lynx...
     
  13. nkelsch

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    I want to see how well you park a car in a parking spot while going 60-miles an hour and having a knife-fight with a bad guy... You would probably crash too.

    Every time they crash, they are either horribly damaged or having a death-fight in the cabin.
     
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    Prowl: "Optimus; we're approaching a planet."
    Optimus: "Tela-traan 1; prepare for crashing sequence!"
     
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    don't forget omega supreme. He crashed on the edge of a chasm on some foreign planet.
     
  16. Rodimus Major

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    Omega Supreme landed safely and correctly when he arrived back on Earth after they made the Aerialbots. But then he blew up anyway. (Bay must have directed that episode:wink: ) So I guess they figure if the ship is going to explode anyway, might as well crash it and have fun first.
     
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    Don't forget the garbage shuttle daniel and wheelie took out in g1 season 3's "surprise party"

    any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
     
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    "Given the choice" ... "I think we should give the Auto Pilot a raise."
    -- Springer, two merged quotes from TFTM86
     
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    Now you're starting to talk like Sky Lynx ! :) 
     
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    That was "The God Gambit." He also didn't do so well when they went to the moon for "Blaster Blues."
     

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