Carly: Deadbeat Mom?

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  1. Tuxedo Mark

    Tuxedo Mark Well-Known Member

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    I noticed, post-Movie, Carly spends very little time with Daniel (or Spike). They attended the Galactic Olympics together. Carly went off searching for Daniel when he was missing (though her tone seemed more annoyed/inconvenienced than worried). She remained silent when she and Spike went to check on Daniel while he was having nightmares. She's absent from most of Daniel and Spike's adventures. She didn't attend Daniel's birthday party.

    Perhaps it's telling that Daniel called for his dad during his nightmare. Although, I wonder if the princess that Daniel dreamed up was based on Carly.
     
  2. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    There where toys that needed to be sold thats why she didn't show up much.
     
  3. Brutimus Prime

    Brutimus Prime Icepick Enthusiast

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    Carly was an addict.

    An energon addict.

    Dude, G1 was so dark.
     
  4. Chris McFeely

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    You say she is "absent from most of Daniel and Spike's adventures", as if that was a large number of things. But it's a grand total of three - she didn't go to the Autobot Mausoleum, she didn't help steal Trypticon's transforming cog, and she didn't get accidentally blasted to Nebulos (those are the only other times Daniel appears outside of the times you've listed). The last one's not her fault, and the two men would almost certainly have insisted she not come with them on a dangerous mission in the other two instances. Her not being at Daniel's birthday is the only weird thing to hang this notion on.
     
  5. NexusZero

    NexusZero 強度の、勇気の愛、平和。

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    Yes, unfortunately Carly is addicted to Energon.

    During Daniel and Spike's adventures she was at home high as a kite on the purple dream cube.
     
  6. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    It was a boy's cartoon. Carly was a girl. The minimum required female character quota was filled by Arcee and Marissa.
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    "Thanks for taking me to see the Autobot Mausoleum, dad! Weekday dad never lets me hang out with space robots."
     
  8. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    This thread :lol 
     
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    I'm sorry, but this is absolutely terrible and erroneous. How could you ever even contemplate calling Daniel a man?
     
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    ^This. Stop reading too into a 30-minute toy commercial from 25 years ago. (This is coming froma diehard G1 fan)
     
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    Of course she was, she was Daniel's view of her - a smart, pure princess.

    I kind of figured that the mostly male writers probably just didn't know what to do with Carly. She could have filled the Marissa role just fine, considering they pretty much paid little more than lip service to the family relationship in the first place, and she wasn't a girl to take the role of stay-at-home mom.

    --Moony
     
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    I think Carly had an affair with the bro from money is everything
     
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    She had a degree from MIT. She was out making money so the boys could buy their rocket-skateboards and snazzy jumpsuits.
     
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    Wow. Sexist much?

    So you think the Dad would want to take his young son on dangerous missions while leaving his wife, who has seen her share of Decepticon encounters, at home? It'd be more likely that Spike and Carly would have gone on the missions together while leaving Daniel with a sitter. Seriously? How sexist would they have to be to think it was a better idea to take a young child into danger instead of a grown woman?
     
  15. The_Black_Sheep

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    Well imagine if Daniel was your son (*shakes*). If he wanted to hang out with Wheelie all day long (& in turn, get him out of your hair), Would that be such a bad thing? :lol  What's wrong with a bit of Mommy/Daddy time... :lol 
     
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    She showed up more in Headmasters than she did in season 3 of G1.
     
  17. Chris McFeely

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    Don't ask me, ask the show writers. They're the ones who turned an adventure-seeking, MIT graduate into a housewife.
     
  18. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    I think you underestimate the wily charms of spike witwicky.
     
  19. Lunar Archivist

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    The way I see it, she's probably supporting Daniel and Spike financially. I mean, come on...did we ever see Spike attend school or taking classes even once? Spike was 14 when the series started and already working on an oil rig with Sparkplug. All we ever see is him do is hanging with the Autobots and working as a mechanic in his father's garage. Yeah, he has a lot of experience with Cybertronian technology, but, somehow, I doubt that's going to help him get a job without a degree of some sort, especially when all indications are that he's either a junior high school dropout or has serious truancy issues.

    In short, don't diss Carly. She's probably earning the money to fund Spike's mid-life crisis space adventures. :p 
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ^ :lol 
     

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