Barricade's rank exceeding Shockwave's?

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  1. Sideways77

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    As most of us were, I was happy to see Barricade again. And what suprised me was him ordering Protoforms around. (I don't know if yelling at them about not seeing snipers and shoving them is giving them orders). But another thing I saw was Shockwave was standing right there. And he even watches.

    So I was thinking, toy bios aside, is it possible that Barricade has a higher rank than SHockwave? Or both have an equal rank?
     
  2. Fifam94

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    Those other Decepticons were just grunts. I'm sure Shockwave could've ripped all of them a new one, but just chose not to. Why waste the energy, when you can have a subordinate order them around for you (Barricade).
     
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    A Commander can stand at ease while he lets one of his lieutenants give some privates a scolding.
     
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    More like Barricade was trying really hard to impress Shockwave,but he didn't give a crap about him
     
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    Barricade takes care of Shockwave's light work
     
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    In this situation, Shockwave is the leading officer, and Barricade is one of the higher ranking lieutenants. So, Barricade has the authority to maintain the protoforms' behavior.

    Barricade
    -Lower Rank Grunts (Protoforms )

    Shockwave
    -Lower Rank Grunts (Protoforms)
    -High Ranking Lieutenants (I.E. Barricade)
     
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    Shockwave is the commander,commanding Barricade to do the dirty work,LOL
     
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    i dont think rank is of much concern to them at this point in the battle, barricade is just pissed and taking it out on the troops and shockwave is just ignoring them and focusing on things
     
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    what part of the movie is this?
     
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    When the military dudes were looking down on them to see who to target. Kind of hard to say exactly when in the movie because how long the Chicago stuff is.
     
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    Megatron's the general. Shockwave is one of his captains/commanders as is Starscream (Shockwave rules the ground and Screamer controls the air forces). Soundwave is a lieutenant (comm/intel officer). Barricade's more of a sergeant type (he seemed to take his orders directly from Soundwave before BB blew his head off), keeping the faceless protoform grunts in line.

    Oh, and Sentinel was just hired outside help who overstepped his bounds. That or a filthy scab contractor. =)
     
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    I doubt Shockwave is a commander of any kind in the movie verse. He comes across more as a walking engine of destruction, a one man army send in to fix problems on his own. Like a Phase Sixer in the IDW comics, only without the insane planet killing powers.
     
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    Or Shockwave is a higher rank, and was watching Barricade push his troops around for fun. Sort of like middle-management trying to impress the vice president with hands-on work.
     
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    It seemed Barricade was more angry and/or trying to deflect any blame from himself for the hostage Autobots escaping (and for Soundwave's death), so was yelling at and shoving the Protoforms to keep their shit together in front of Shockwave (who presumably reports to Megatron any failures), not pushing them around for fun.

    Shockwave being in charge of the ground forces makes sense to me if the Cons are running a conventional war/occupation (too bad for them the humans and Bots used guerrilla tactics). And correction; Driller was the unstoppable engine of death, not Shockwave himself. Shocky just commanded the thing (and rode around in/on it like a boss).
     
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    Well, Barricade is never actually seen giving orders to Shockwave. I imagine Shockwave has the higher rank.
     
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    I thought that Barricade was just angry and was taking it all out on the Protoforms, while Shockwave... just stood there, not caring what the other Decepticons were doing.
     
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