Animated Autobots and flight

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Infosaur, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Well-Known Member

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    After seeing the pilot a 2nd time, I've noticed that they're pretty explicit that only Decepticons can fly. (a very old G1 concept that got muddled along the way) the only exception so far being Prowl has some sort of jets venting from his shoulders, which are enough to allow him to fly short hops (and, being a motorcycle, is theoreticaly the lightest Autobot). Where as Starscream can not only fly with ease in both modes but can carry Optimus as well.

    So,,,,,,,,

    Assuming they will be included eventually,, what does this mean for Autobot flyers? They're still a decided minority, and Animated cast will be paired down so I'm not counting on Superion or Powerglide showing up.

    But Jetfire? He's the most famous flying Autobot of all, and in some series he's had a prior relation ship with Starscream.

    Could it be that Jetfire, when/if he shows up, might be a reformed Decepticon?!?


    *spoiler code*

    (BTW artwork for Dinobot Swoop has also leaked out so don't remind me, I know about that and don't spoil it for others)
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    I think he means that ALL Decepticons can fly just like G1, but Autobots have to either use some kind of device ( Prowl's jetpack) or get some kind of air alt-mode.
     
  3. Nocturn

    Nocturn Doesn't really use TFW

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    Seeing Reflector and Soundwave Flying around were the greatest...
     
  4. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    isn't arcee rumored to be a jet?
     
  5. ThunderZap

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    I think Optimus can fly too, the picture of prototype toy shown in botcon suggest that his axe turns into a jetpack
     
  6. Ceasar121

    Ceasar121 Wants a Toxitron repaint!

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    I remember seeing all the Autobots flying in more than meets the eye, and then asking my cousin later on why they lost the ability to fly.... :) 
     
  7. shroobmaster

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    Not even Primus can beat a flying camera!
     
  8. Infosaur

    Infosaur Well-Known Member

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    Ummmm yeah, I'm talking about exclusively cannon to the NEW Animated series.

    Soundwave and Reflector and flying Autobots from G1 wouldn't be covered under this post.
     

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