decepticons courage ratings

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  1. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Forgive me if this has been done before....
    I get generations thrust and I see his ratings for courage is 1, but his firepower is a 7...
    I always have notice this...but it crazy to think most of the decepticons are punks....anybody feel like that's some BS....
     
  2. Computer5

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    I think it's robo-racism :mad 
     
  3. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I think that Decepticons are always labeled as pussies. So that's why they've waged a 100,000 year old war. Riiiiiiiiiight.
     
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    Yeah weird even his g1 was a 4
     
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    So, because one character has a low courage rating, most of the Decepticons are punks? If you want this idea to stand up at all, you're going to need to provide more than just one example of a Decepticon with a low courage rating. Doing a quick check of the Resources section, focusing solely on the Classics-style lines (Classics, Universe 2.0, Generations, Henkei), I got...

    Courage = 1 -> Generations Thrust
    Courage = 2 -> None
    Courage = 3 -> Stormcloud, Henkei Octane
    Courage = 4 -> Starscream (original), Starscream (repaint), Tankor, BotCon 2007 Thrust, BotCon 2007 Dirge
    Courage = 5 -> None

    So, looking at all of the Classics-style Decepticons, there are a total of 8 characters with below average courage. And, of those, 2 weren't mass-release toys and 3 are essentially duplicates of one of the other figures on that list with a different bio/specs. Eliminating the duplicates, that leaves 5 characters with below average courage. That means every other Classics-style Decepticon character has above-average courage.

    As far as Thrust specifically, it seems like the idea that he's a coward was originally a minor part of his character that's been blown up to take over his entire personality.
     
  6. Grimlock_13

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    Thrust was always a coward, it fits just fine.
     
  7. xeno

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    Straxus better be at least a seven. If he's a one that'd be hilarious. (and it would kinda suck)
     
  8. exclusacon

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    But a one though? If that's the case why even be a decepticon?.....
     
  9. Brainchild

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    ROTF Ejector's courage is the highest of all the Decepticons. Because he's a toaster.
     
  10. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    He probably thought it was the stronger side. Less risk of getting scrapped when you can hide behind tanks and such.

    A brave little toaster.
     
  11. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    They seem to equate "courage" with sense of honor or heroism quite often, rather than the willingness to confront danger.
     
  12. exclusacon

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    I mean a lot people think starscream is a coward, but imo he just smart...he picks fight he can win..
    Now as far drones or background players, such as thrust...you are a solider so your courage should be high....
     
  13. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    any MF that can burn Sam Witwicky's Lender's Bagel is best left alone.
    sounds like he'd piss in Optimus' Energon Flakes cereal, too.

    seriously, a lot of decepticons are considered (as i phrase it) "Batman thugs"; they can be tougher than most cybertronians, but if you go toe to toe with them, they'll back down.

    i know, the two Bay movies disprove this, but most of the other TF canon does not.

    i disregard the tech specs for the toys most of the time. i buy the toys, not "rank" or "fireblast", lol.
     

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