Breakdown: what do you think? (WARNING - SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Liam Prime, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Liam Prime

    Liam Prime Well-Known Member

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    now that breakdown is one with the allspark (or matrix, whichever you profer) are you bothered that hes gone? would you liked to have seen more of him or do you think he served his purpose in this series?

    personally i would liked to have seen a bit more of him.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    He had a lot of unrevealed backstory and development potential, so it's a shame.
     
  3. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    I was perplexed he got offed :O but yea I would have liked to see more of him in the duo and his rivalry background :)  But sadly miss head hunter wanted him as a trophy
     
  4. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    I doubt anyone will disagree with; THIS
     
  5. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Maybe we'll see more of Breakdown in flashback like if Bulkhead's telling the story of how he and Breakdown were buds.
     
  6. Liam Prime

    Liam Prime Well-Known Member

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    yeh i think the main thing that should have been addressed before they bumped him off: what happened that made him such a big enemy of bulks?
     
  7. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    While I was surprised they skipped his development, I now realize that they did all they had to. They set up he was a bad person who did bad things. What more needs to be said? And he was never going to change sides. That was mere fan speculation, resulting in them getting their hopes up. Although I wonder why they ever included his dept to Starscream as they never play out that part. And while it is strange Bulkhead didn't kill him, I think his death was good enough.

    I'm also quite glad he's dead. He was the most worthless out of all the named Decepticons. Megatron is one of the most powerful characters and a good plotter, Dreadwing sends Optimus running and tactics are far from beyond him, Soundwave is a competent spy who, when necessary, can kick ass and is clearly very clever and Knockout is a medic who can fight even Optimus Prime. Breakdown was just an unintelligent bruiser who struggled to fight merely Bulkhead.
     
  8. TFW10

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    I was very surprised how BD was put to death and I would have liked for him to stick around a little bit more.

    If he would have stuck around I would have liked to see his past.
     
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  9. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I feel like Knock Out would've been a better choice just because Breakdown had more possibilities from a storytelling perspective based on what they've shown already.

    -History with Bulkhead
    -Compassion towards Vehicons
    -Debt to Starscream

    While Knock Out is infatuated with his looks...and that's pretty much it. Don't get me wrong, I think he's a funny character and I really enjoy it whenever he appears, but Breakdown was more interesting.
     
  10. Nope

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    Yes, I'm quite disappointed. I enjoyed him and Knock Out. Hopefully the next episode will feature Knock Out killing everyone (except Ratchet).

    But still, don't worry, he's fine.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    It was pretty pointless and out of nowhere. Now his backstory with Bulkhead will likely be unexplained and their rivalry unresolved.
     
  12. ABrown

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    I agree. His death was very anti-climactic. I really would've liked to have known how exactly him and Bulkhead became rivals, and they're rivalry really should've gotten some closure. Given the strangeness of his death, I left the episode assuming the possibility that he could still be alive.
     
  13. Spoiler

    Spoiler Autobot Spoiler

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    Well, maybe it won't make his figure as popular, and we can find it!
     
  14. SuzyPrime

    SuzyPrime The friendly lurker

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    He ain't dead. I predict MECH is going to resurrect him in some way.
     
  15. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Given how utterly random it was, how much unresolved business Breakdown had, and how we didn't get any reaction from Knock Out or Bulkhead, I'm not at all convinced he's permanently dead. Surely re-connecting all his parts (something MECH or KO can do) could bring him back.
    Gotta wonder why Megatron had interest in bringing his remains back.

    If he's truly dead, then I don't think I'll bother with this show anymore. All these developments that just get tossed (Unicron, Orion Pax, and now Breakdown?) is getting old.
     
  16. shroobmaster

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    The only thing we're losing from that is explanation of his rivalry with Bulkhead, which..... isn't confirmed at all, because we don't need him around for that explanation to come. He wasn't going to join the Autobots ever anyway, after Operation: Breakdown he was pretty okay with ripping Bulkhead's head off.

    I'm fine with the death, Breakdown's whole shtick was being the "not a total asshole" Decepticon, but Dreadwing is already doing that, and is doing that better than him. Of all characters avaible to kill he was the most kill-able. It brought back the edge that people can die in the show and brought back Airachnid's slasher psychoness, two aspects that were honestly missing since they happened so long ago. Airachnid was specially needing a kill like that after she became just another normal Decepticon with Crisscross.
     
  17. CliffjumperEX

    CliffjumperEX Autobot

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    You ask me he got what he deserved if he would have listen to Dreadwing when he said don't be a fool and cut him loose he would still be alive. What I don't get is why there was no energon anywhere alongside his remains I mean shouldn't there have been like puddles of the stuff.
     
  18. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    I wonder how knockout reacts?
     
  19. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    I feel the same yet not the same Lol. I wish we could've seen what the rivalry was really about but it's not really all that important. It was a bitter sweet death and has renewed my believe that anyone can die even though this probably isn't true. I thought this was going to be a filler episode but turned out to have a main con death and a airachnid with showing why see was a main con to begin with.
     
  20. MaxxieOD

    MaxxieOD Jazz is my homebot

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    I'll miss him...that bot always got the worst end of everything. I think he had more potential for story and development, but guess that's gone now. Tho I'm kinda hopeful for what Noidea said too.
     

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