Arcee: too big as motorcycle

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Splintershot, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Splintershot

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    I was watching 'Speed Metal' for the first time yesterday, when I just noticed something. Arcee's way too big to be a motorcycle. And now that I have realized it, I'm like:
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    "HOW COULD I NOT SEE THAT?!?!"

    Why didn't they make Arcee a more accurate-size to her vehicle mode?
    Any guesses?
     
  2. exomega255

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    she hides her mass really well?
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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    Probably so she could still interact with the other bots, fight the cons, and not have her size be an issue.

    Most, if not all the others, mass-shift. Bulkhead is another obvious one.
     
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    I don't mind the mass-shifting since they're SO not even trying to hide it. That's like saying the mass-shifting in G1 bothers you. It's what they do.

    The reasons for making her so big is so she can still be viewed as a match for the other car-based robots. That way 'Cons can't just run up and kick her away.
     
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  6. exomega255

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    I think the thread is won.


    But that aside, I see mass shifting as a great thing. They ARE robots in disguise. What's a better way to have opponents underestimate you than appearing smaller and less equipped than you actually are?
     
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    Mass shifting never bothered me in G1, so no reason I should start now. I bet it doesn't bother the kids who watch this.
     
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    I don't even see this as bad as G1 mass shifting, so I let it go. She isn't starting out as a small gun and transforming into one of the larger, non combining robots. She gets a little bigger but is still the shortest bot there.
     
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    People up there nailed it. So she can still interact with the other bots, even the bigger ones do a bit of size shifting.
     
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    Reminds me of G1 Megatron.
     
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    Funny thing, Speed Metal was the first time I noticed just how much mass shifting is invovled with Arcee.
     
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    porobably esp. the part where she transforms next to Jack.
     
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    Yeah lol, that would be impressive, the Con's would tremble in fear as she kicked their shins and bit their ankles :lolol 
     
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    I hate it. But I get why they did it. They did the same thing with Prowl in TFA.

    So long as mass-shifting doesn't become an actual "power" and it's left ambiguous, then I'm ok with it.
     
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    She's already the smallest,cut her some slack.
     
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    Always will hate mass shifting. I noticed Arcee's ability in episode 1 and it's just nails on a chalkboard to me. It's super annoying me. I want her twice the size of Jack. I can't stand that her lower leg is bigger than her alt mode.

    I really wish they had avoided it like they do in the movies. I understand WHY they want Arcee to be on equal footing but it annoys me.

    Still think Arcee is the best character though even if she has problems with her mass.
     
  18. Solrac333

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    Mass shifting never bothered me but for some reason it REALLY stood out in that episode.
     
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    I'm not as concerned with the mass shifting as I am with why she's such a bitch.
     
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    They don't though. It's nowhere near as obvious as this or as it was in G1, but there's definitely mass-shifting going on in the movie-verse.
     

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