Dinobots vs. Wreckers

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Who Would Win in a Fight to the Death?

  1. Dinobots

    46 vote(s)
    57.5%
  2. Wreckers

    21 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Stalemate

    13 vote(s)
    16.3%
  1. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    Just checking out some footage of the Dinobots in action in "Fall of Cybertron," when I got to thinking about the parallels between that sub-group and the Wreckers. In the G1 toon, the Dinobots were always presented as the Autobots last line of defense. They were purely brute force and so wild, that they needed to be kept in a storage closet most the time, and only let out when there was absolutely no other choice. They're direct and use overwhelming firepower to turn the tide of battle, and show absolutely no fear regardless of the odds.

    The Wreckers fill the same type of role in the comics. Brutal, merciless, use any means necessary to complete the mission, and often leave a trail of bodies in their wake. However, the lifespan of a Wrecker is admittedly short. In the IDW continuity, especially, the Wreckers seem to have a high fatality rate. In TF:p rime as well, the Wreckers have been systematically hunted and wiped out, leaving only Bulkhead and Wheeljack as the sole surviving members. However, they're often able to take on missions that require more than pure brute force, whereas the Dinobots are typically set loose on the battlefield and nowhere else. And if I recall, Perceptor was once a member. They got a lot of brute force and smarts too.

    If these two special units of elite warriors were to engage in a battle to exterminate the other, who would come out alive? The reasons why they're fighting don't matter- just that they are. I'm thinking mainly of the Marvel Wreckers and the G1 Toon Dinobots, but feel free to bring in any other continuities.
     
  2. Autovolt 127

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    Dinobots since the Wreckers usually all die in the end.
     
  3. optimegatron

    optimegatron Not over, not finished.

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    Dinobots. I mean, it's pretty obvious.
     
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    Wreckers, for shear numbers and complete disregard for... everything.

    Dinobots are big dumb chumps.
     
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    Dinobots, effortlessly and possibly unknowingly.
     
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    Wreckers because they aren't stupid.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    Dinobots, just because.
     
  8. ZacWilliam

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    Dinobots because I'm going with the Bio/Marvel Comic inspired hardass intelligent and skilled warrior Dinobots, the awesome Dinobots basically, and while the side fights might go either way I can only see Grimlock as the last bot standing.

    -ZacWilliam, There are some good fights in there though.
     
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    Dinobots in TV media, would get killed badly by the Wreckers.

    Now the intelligent and powerful skilled Dinobot fighters of the comics, would destroy the Wreckers without much trouble.

    So I can't vote, given the different takes on the Dinobots would have two different endings with the Wreckers.
     
  10. Mako Crab

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    LOL!!! I like that.

    Yeah, I like that High Moon Studios is going the Marvel route of having intelligent Dinobots that simply aren't able to convey that intelligence. It never made sense to me why Wheeljack and Ratchet would intentionally make dumb robots with enough firepower to destroy the Ark.
     
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    Smart Dinobots are only good Dinobots.

    I wonder what Simon Furman thinks of their inclusive in FOC?
     
  12. EmbraceThePurpl

    EmbraceThePurpl Purple Dinosaur

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    Wreckers are more cunning, have better strategy and have better leadership. Against anyone with half a brain, the Dinobots random running in and randomly jacking and slashing their enemys would have no effect. The Dinobots are ridiculous, end of story
     
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    Good match-up. In a straight up fist fight, probably Dinobots. If there's room to plan, manoeuvre and outsmart, Wreckers. Personally, I'd be rootin' for the Wrecks. They're awesome!
     
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    The Wreckers standing strategy is "Go in blind. Three quarters of us die, while the last few still functioning pull it off via a last minute hail marry."

    The Wreckers is famous for it's rotating roster of death.

    Grimlock however has not lost a team member yet. They're that good.


    -ZacWilliam, ok, there was Paddles but it was his own fault for not having a name that matched the group pattern. ;) 
     
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    The Dinobots would destroy the Wreckers. Grimlock alone would throw them around like rag dolls.
     
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    Dinobots, Me Grimlock kick butt!
     
  17. Mako Crab

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    Thanks!
    And I think that's a fair assessment. I had to vote for the Dinobots. I have a bias towards them since they're dinosaurs. And other reasons, but mainly because they're dinosaurs. :p 
     
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    Right, just measuring FOC Dinobots v IDW comics Wreckers...

    Wreckers, by fortune of them having the last man standing*, with Grimlock as MVP in the battle.

    *Who that is and whether they can actually still, y'know, stand is up for debate.
     
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    Stalemate. All the versions of the dinobots (other than animatedand G1 toon) are hardass commandos who (with the exception of swoop) are fucking massive compared to the average cybertronians and are noticably intelligent (bar sludge) if somewhat unruly. The wreckers are also professional commandos who act outside the normal chain of command, but other than Broadside and Roadbuster, they ae generally in the range of Average to above average size in comparison to most cybertronians. However they do have superior numbers. However i can guarantee that if anyone survives the horrific battle, it will be Grimlock due to his sheer strength and combat ability
     
  20. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    At first I was gonna say Dinobots but I think actually the Wreckers might win just because they'd do something big and lethal to get the job done even if they didn't survive doing it. So yeah, the Wreckers would probably 'win', but there'd be no-one left alive on either team to tell anyone about it.
    Or would that count as a stalemate? :p 

    Also I suppose there would be a new Wreckers team assembled later whilst there's not really that many other TF that could qualify to be Dinobots that could live up to the originals.
     

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