barricade for hof 2012

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ironjazz, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. ironjazz

    ironjazz Tie Fighter pilot

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    what do you think
     
  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Barricade was basically a cannon fodder-type villain who got hyped a lot by Hasbro and IDW, but didn't actually do much of relevance in the movie other than
    a) attacking Sam, thus giving Bumblebee a chance to provr that he's one of the good guys,
    b) duking it out with Bumblebee, thus showing that the yellow one is quite the formidable fighter.

    His reputation is based more on implication rather than on stuff he actually did.

    He was supposed to be offed by Optimus at the end of the movie, but apparently Hasbro thought they'd like to keep him around, so his death didn't make it into the final movie, and he just mysteriously disappears before the final battle. He got more toys, had more appearances in IDW's comics where he was built up as the notorious villain who always escapes at the end, in the hopes of having him return in a future movie. After skipping ROTF (though apparently Sidesways was at one point considered as Barricade), he finally returned in DOTM, as a background cannon fodder villain with even less actual screen presence than in the 2007 movie... and then got killed off.

    Seriously, Drift has more substance to him than Barricade. He's mostly hype and little else.
     
  3. ironjazz

    ironjazz Tie Fighter pilot

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    I thought this was barricade in rotf [​IMG]
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Get him a better continuity and we'll talk.

    Also more Keith David goodness.
     
  5. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    It would be awesome if Barricade makes it into the Hall of Fame in 2012, but I very much doubt that will happen. :( 
     
  6. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    No. Plus, Erector would rip Barricade's balls off any day of the week.
     

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