Best TFilm traitor?

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Best TFilm traitor?

  1. Sentinel Prime (Autobot traitor)

    61 vote(s)
    87.1%
  2. Dylan Gould (human traitor)

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  3. Wheelie (Decepticon traitor)

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. QLRformer

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    Okay, so there’ve been about four traitors in the Movieverse. Which one was the best?


    In terms of ranking:

    Sentinel Prime (Autobot traitor)
    This was an obvious choice (LOL I’m still going to discuss the others). He was the driving force behind DOTM, an Autobot leader who made a secret deal with Megatron to betray the Autobots to spare Cybertron further conflict... then turns on Megatron to emerge as supreme Decepticon leader.
    He was the most nuanced character of DOTM, having killed Ironhide, set off an invasion, sealed off Chicago for its citizens to be massacred, and yet retaining some sympathy: he is willing to go to any lengths to restore his lost home, even to the length of enslaving another one to rebuild it.
    A magnificent creation, and the best thing about DOTM. Definitely first place.

    Dylan Gould (human traitor)
    He serves a dual purpose within the film: a parallel of Sam Witwicky, and a collaborator with the Decepticons and traitor to humanity.
    I think they focused too much on the former concept for the sake of the non-TFans; after all, the human hero needed an antagonist to fight against, as well as provide a look at the other side. They would have done better to have gone on the latter concept, which considers with the desperation of betraying his own home to survive and its possible futility; the scene where he angrily warns Carly he wants to survive and not to jeopardize it was a great highlight for Dylan.
    He’s also an unsympathetic villain, to balance with Sentinel’s sympathetic villain: he’s smug, selfish and spineless. He gets second place though, because of his significant role in the film.

    Wheelie (Decepticon traitor)
    His arc is a minor one, but significant: he does the Decepticons’ command because if they don’t they’ll kill him, but thanks to the Warrior Goddess :p  he learns he doesn’t need to do whatever anyone asks, and can do whatever he feels like. With his collaboration the humans are able to find Jetfire, who is able to aid them and lead them on their way.
    Small, but minor. He gets third place.


    I wanted to include Jetfire, but realized that by his introduction he’d already changed sides to the Autobots, and that his character arc of defection was never really portrayed in the film (but it appeared in TALES OF THE FALLEN #3). Thankfully it didn’t really matter as his character was able to stand up on its own.

    Also for those who consider Megatron a traitor to his race, he’s not a traitor but a warlord: he started a war on his own world for ultimate power, eliminating anyone in his way, and corrupting anyone he could to further his cause.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    Sentinel Prime.
     
  3. Meta777

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    LOl, it's not even a contest. Sentinel Prime shows Dylan and Wheelie out the door and lets it hit their asses on the way out.

    Fire-truck FTW!
     
  4. SGTsoundwave

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    sentinel is a better traitor.
    dylan loses his cool too easily.
    and what does wheelie really contribute to the autobot cause?
     
  5. Overlord Balder

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    Well, he DID take down that Mothership in Chicago.

    I'd say Sentinel, though if you consider Wheelie a traitor, then you forgot Jetfire.
     
  6. Ash from Carolina

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    No contest Sentinel Prime pulled it off better as plot point than anyone else. Not much in the way of hints on it coming so if we didn't live in the age of spoilers it would have caught people off guard. The film then was able to set it up as something that had been planned for a long time so felt like a logical and thought out part of the story instead of just pulling a switch out of nowhere.
     
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    Sentinel Prime obviously.
     
  8. Flatline

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    I think Jetfire was also a traitor to the decepticons but Sentinel is the best
     
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    As a traitor might be "the best"? Maybe you would like to say "the worst"?
     
  10. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Wheelie! Never cared for Sentinel, Gould sucked.
     
  11. Barricade24

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    This.
     
  12. Decay_is_awesome

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    Wheelie wasnt really a traitor, hes was just a tiny guy threatened/beaten into submission that didnt know there was a choice. He was a Decepticon by default and only ever chose to be on one side willingly.

    Dylan is similar, hes a human but did he ever pretend to be on the Autobot/human side? He didnt betray anyone because hed only ever committed to one side and he never turned on it. All he did is not bring up his allegiance until it was time to take action.

    Regardless Sentinel is the winner by far, he betrayed his cause, his friends and his long held beliefs in freedom. Plus he was way more badass.
     
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    Sentinel. Though I like Wheelie but I don't care about McDreamy....
     
  14. TheMixmaster

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    I thought Bay's betrayal in ROTF was the worst, honestly. :lolol 
     
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    Sentinel Prime! :D 
     
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    Techinically, he betrayed humanity, since he was giving aide to a outside government as a Spy and said government was going to enslave humanity and wipe out whoever opposed.

    That counts as High Treason regarding humanity, I suppose.
     
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    Sentinel, duh.

    It'd be more of a contest if you included Jetfire.
     
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    I believe he defected, he didn't betray anyone(other than the cause), plus Sentinel in my book.
     
  19. TNG Prime

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    Sentinel by far, for the above reasons.

    Wheelie actually did do stuff, he led them to Jetfire, who led them to the riddle, which led them to the Matrix. In short, if there was no Wheelie, Optimus would still be dead and the sun would be gone. Plus the ship scene in DOTM.

    Speaking of which, Jetfire should be up there and earns second place in my book.

    Dylan's description is also accurate, but he's last place.
     
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    Sentinel Prime.
     

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