'Bee's radio voice

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  1. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I was thinking about FoC Grimlock today and I understand that his speech mannerisms are a result of Shockwave damaging his systems while experimenting on him and giving him his raging dinosaur mode. His speech mannerisms are a mental problem that prevent him from communicating properly.

    Transformers are as much complex and corruptable individuals as we are. There are some wounds that are not physical wounds that take time to fix, or just can never be fixed.

    While I doubt that much thought was put into 'Bee's character, it's an explanation for his shitty radio voice that doesn't make me cringe and makes that one idiotic flaw of the movies a little bit less obnoxious to me.
     
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    Yeah, I could see him being "afraid" to use his real voice after the pain of losing it and the recovery process.

    I actually liked the radio voice a lot more than I thought I was going to.
     
  3. MisterFanwank

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    It was entertaining, but it made very little sense.
     
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    Seems like a pretty decent explanation of the whole thing.

    It didn't help that they never explained why they went back to it in Revenge of the Fallen after getting his voice back at the end of the first film.
     
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    I guess so, but it is better than seeing him miming to communicate with the 'bots...:) 
     
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    His voice box got destroyed by megatron
     
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    Read the ROTF prequel comics. Starscream took aim at his throat during a battle, rendering him mute again. Probably just to be a troll. :p 
     
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    Willl prefer Bee to have a proper robot voice
     
  9. MisterFanwank

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    His legs were fixed, why can't his voice box get fixed? Furthermore, why does he need a voicebox? He has his car stereos which he already uses to communicate via selective radio channel changing. The dude should just use his speakers to communicate normally.
     
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    Because cars turning into robots makes so much sense.
     
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    I know that. But I still think it something that should've been explained in the actual film.
     
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    It was. When Mikaela came over and Bee was in the garage banging at his face, she says something like "Is his voice acting up again?" and you hear Bee kind of go MMHHMMM as if to say yes.

    Then Sam tells her "He's just playing it up" and Bee makes a sound like "No I'm not."

    So it was explained in the movie; his voicebox was acting up again.
     
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    I've mentioned this before. Sam and 'Bee's relationship was done wrongly. Him being mute was to convey "friendship beyond words" yet 'Bee is using words - just not his own. Raf and 'Bee convey this better
     
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    I prefer Sam and Bumblebee over Bumblebee and Raf - but I'm just not into the whole "I know exactly what he's saying with no explanation" thing. And Raf just hasn't had any character development or focus. If the writers work on them in future episodes, I might like them more.

    My love for Sam and Bumblebee comes from the first movie though, because I don't think it was done very well in the sequels, especially ROTF, where it got little focus so they could have the deal with Prime and Sam. Then it's like the writers/Bay, while working on DOTM just up and realized "Oh, yeah, these two are supposed to be the closest human/TF bond" and added a few scenes with them.

    But I think Bumblebee should have had his voice back by the second movie. With a younger voice than Mark Ryan's at the end of the first - he sounded way too old.
     

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