Did Sideswipe die in TF:TM?

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  1. Mockmaster

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    Watching the DVD fan commentary on the 20th Anniversary Edition, for the first time ever one of the guys mentioned that one of the bodies next to Windcharger and Wheeljack was Sideswipe. This is the first time I've ever heard Sideswipe mentioned as a casualty.

    I refuse to accept he dies in the movie, as he's my favourite transformer.

    Was this DVD commentary claim just baseless conjecture? The body doesn't even look like Sideswipe, bar the fact that it's red.


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  2. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually if you do a feeeze frame, you'll see it's just a miscolored Wheeljack.

    The commentary was wrong on that count. Sunstreaker's brother is alive and well.
     
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    wait a sec.. wasn't sideswipe piloting optimus' ship with sunstreaker?
     
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    That was Hound
     
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    damn, was it? i gotta watch the movie again, been too long :( 
     
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    Supposedly Sideswipe was on Ultra Magnus in one of the story boards, and got trashed in battle. He got better...
     
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    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Don't let it blow up your brain, since Hound was alongside Huffer and Blustreak helping Kup get the roadblock in place that Hotrod smashed...on earth BEFORE he's also seen on the shuttle with Optimus...god bless G1 and it's uber crappiness.
     
  8. Mockmaster

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    Yes, there was a storyboarded bit where Magnus led Sideswipe, Red Alert and Tracks in a charge against Devastator. Red Alert supposedly was killed in the attack.



    Anyway, thanks Backscatter, you have made it possible for me to sleep at night now, knowing that somewhere, Sideswipe is still alive.
     
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    Sideswipe did not die in the movie. Although he was never seen again afterwards.

    That was Red Alert actually.
     
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    Yup he's still kicking around, besides being plentiful in his Alternator Incarnation. He is also canonically alive in the OTFCC Universe comics along with Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker.
     
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    I'm sure I caught a glimpse of Sunstreaker at the roadblock, when Kup is watching as Hot Rod fires on the shuttle, though he's co-piloting Prime's shuttle a short while later... of course, the movie has tons of inconsistencies which I'm sure have been covered in great depth before.
     
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    I like to think that Hound and Sunstreaker were picked up by Primes' shuttle at some point in between the beginning of the battle and when Prime shows up - there's a lot of time in between for that to have happened.
     
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    Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Hound, Cliffjumper and the others realized Rodimus is the reason Prime was killed and decided they were not going to follow a twat like him. They all started a little convent and lived happily ever after in Neveda.

    At least thats what i'd like to believe :) 
     
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    Considering Prowl, Sideswipe, Ratchet and Wheeljack appear in japanease Headmasters and victory, I just dismiss all the casualties besides Prime and Ironhide as "badly damaged".

    Continuity is fun.:) 
    I remember getting a glipse of RedAlert in Headmasters too.
     
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    :lolol 

    Ah yes good old Sideswipe, another of the surviving Autobot characters who were swept under the rug because their toys weren't being made anymore. And that was quite a list ; Mirage, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Hound, Trailbreaker, Bluestreak, Tracks, Skids, Inferno, Red Alert, Smokescreen, Hoist, Grapple, Gears.

    What a waste, but I guess thems the breaks when you're making a 20 minute toy commercial.

    At least them just vanishing left their whereabouts to the imagination, unlike poor Wheeljack, Prowl, Ironhide etc.
     
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    Somebody didn't read my last post.;) 
     
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    Yes, it was a horrible painful death. So gruesome in fact, that it's full magnitude could not be fully captured on celluloid and thus wasn't animated. In fact all that's left of ol' Sideswipe is half a servo from his left index finger and a piece of his rear quarter panel, that is all :p 
     
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    So THEY'RE the ones who founded to Moonlight Bunny Ranch! ;) 
     
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    I'm almost 100% sure he's alive and kicking.

    HAWT.
     
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    My memory must be going ... did Sideswipe ever make any appearance in the actual movie? (as in, not counting storyboards and such)
     

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