Character With the Most Wasted Potential

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  1. TfAnimatedfan

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    Who do you think is the character with the most wasted potential ? It can be any bot from any series. Please explain.
     
  2. Sigmadead

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    Most wanted for what? the next movie? the next toy? or just what character do you want more?
     
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    Well im a geewunner so Im gonna say Hot Rod. He's one of my favorite characters, but s3 of g1 didn't use him right, though the movie set him up to be a very strong character.
     
  4. TfAnimatedfan

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    Most WASTED potential.
     
  5. robofreak

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    Skyfire from G1. Lot's of potential there, but they let it go to waste. Only 2 episodes and not much development.
     
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    Armada Scavenger and ROTF Sideswipe.

    Both were setup to be some badasses with a lot of potential and then... nada.
     
  7. omegagoalie

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    And they made him a pussy. One shot, down. Kickback kicks him in the chest, now he can't transform. Such a waste of a big bot.
     
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    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    Sideswipe was a badass. He just only got to kill one Decepticon. Doesn't make him any less a badass.
     
  9. Hand Of Omega

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    ROTF: 'Sideways' - he could have been the film's 'Barricade', but noooo! :crazy: 

    G1: 'Shockwave' - I know what his role was intended to be, but he seemed a bit sidelined. I keep imagining Starscream laying waste with Megatron in one hand and Shockwave in the other.
     
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    Lol my bad. I haven't slept in 2 days..
     
  11. Spin-Out

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    Animated Shockwave. I love the guy, but sometimes, I wish that Derrick preferred the Marvel Comics versions of the characters just so Megatron would have another backstabber behind his back. I just want to see a logical, emotionless Shockwave in cartoon form that's an even greater threat to megs than 'Screamer.
     
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    Punch/Counterpunch. Here's a character so deep in his role he forgets he's supposed to be an Autobot, there's so many psychological implication you could make him go through and so much development that's possible, make him face his dual nature, have him go evil, even comedic moments if he's blabbing Autobot secrets as a Decepticon without realizing it. Such a shame...
     
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    ROTF Constructicons/Devastator. No explanation required.
     
  14. Superquad7

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    QTF.
     
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    Ironhide
     
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    Geewin Shockwave. Couldn't there have been one G1 episode centered on him? I know he was in charge of Cybertron, but he's so bad ass.

    PS. I didn't misspell GeeWin. ;) 
     
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    ROTF Sideswipe and 'Ways.
     
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    Most anything from the two LA movies.
    No character development, most were really used as scene decoration, and well, all that bad-assedness was just underutilized.
    *Never really saw Ratchet do anything.
    *Other than a few Clint Eastwood-like lines (but a nifty attack scene at the end of TFtM) he just stood around.
    *Prime was AWOL most of RotF
    *Sideswipe in just one scene PWNED RotF, but went AWOL immediately.
    I think the writers were watching "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" when they wrote his scene:
    on and on.
    Devs in the trailers impressed me.
    in the movie, I yawned. he lost his awesomesauce along the way. the '86 movie devs had more- from his combining and Kup's grim acknowledgment and the way he was shredding Autobot city to the way he manhandled the Dinobots, he was impressive.

    a rail gun takes out Devs in one shot in RotF? eh, whatsawiddthis?
     
  19. SilverDragon

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    All the new Autobots (and Devastator) in RotF, except for the Twins.

    We've got a trio of Autobots who are essentially one Autobot in three bodies, a guy with electro whips who could have had an awesome whip-fight with Rampage, and a guy who, from his HA bio, is deadly yet inexperienced when it comes to working with the other Autobots but begins to overcome it with the help of Sgt. Epps. Also, Devstator is a giant Decepticon secret war machine.

    And you know what happens to them.
     
  20. spiritprime

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    Armada Thrust. Had quite a good amount of intelligence, but his voice and character was completely off balance.

    G1 Starscream. Too much backstabbing for my comfort... And he had a stupid screechy voice. I ain't gonna argue on this point. I just don't like him.
     

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