Anyone have a good reason for this?

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  1. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    In the second and especially in TF:D OTM, there are a TON more Decepticons than there are Autobots on Earth, and seemingly none left on Cybertron. Why is this? I am fine with having no-name Decepticon cannon-fodder for action and blowing up, but the difference is quite substantial. For example:

    Autobots:

    1. Optimue Prime
    2. Ironhide
    3. Ratchet
    4. Bumblebee
    5. Sideswipe
    6. Dino
    7. Que
    8. Wheelie
    9. Brain
    10. Topspin
    11. Roadbuster
    12. Leadfoot
    13. Jolt
    14. Jazz
    15. Skids
    16. Mudflap
    17. Arcee
    18. Chromia
    19. Elita-One
    20. Jetfire

    Decepticons

    1. Megatron
    2. Starscream
    3. Shockwave
    4. Soundwave
    5. Laserbeak
    6. Crankcase
    7. Hatchet
    8. Crowbar
    9. Barricade
    10. Grindor
    11. Blackout
    12. Ravage
    13. Frenzy
    14. Fembot Alice
    15. Scalpel
    16. The Fallen
    17. Long Haul
    18. Demolisher
    19. Sideways
    20. Scrapper
    21. Scavenger
    22. Mixmaster
    23. Overload
    24. Sentinel Prime
    25. Dump Truck Decepticon

    Throw in all of the extra Decepticons that had no names from ROTF and DOTM, and the difference increases quite a bit.
     
  2. Brink

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    To have more action!!!
     
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    Because it is the Decepticons that are winning the war.
     
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    Defenestrator Definitive Opinion

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    Because the cons grow their soldiers In vats
     
  5. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    They need baddies to kill, to make the good guys look badass. :cool: 
     
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    Because there would be no point in having more autobots than deceptions. The movie would be completely boring. It's to build tension during the fight scenes and what not.
     
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    the successful working formula has always been to have more bad guys than the good guys so that the good guys have a challenge and so that there is tension in the movie

    it would be stupid to have more good guys than bad guys unless the bad guys are much stronger. You don't have a movie without a worthy antagonist
     
  8. Amaya

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    This isn't something new. Decepticons almost always have the advantage; whether they use superior weapons, numbers, brutality—whatever works for the plot.
     
  9. Nachtsider

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    Decepticons: they breed like rabbits. Just don't ask how.

    The 'successful working formula' you mention introduced hardly any tension in Bay's films. Hordes of Decepticons posed no challenge whatsoever to our outnumbered heroes.

    A better working formula would be to give the bad guys a tactical, technological or skill edge. If only Bay had gone down this route.
     

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