Do the Decepticon designs look, well, Gothic?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by QLRformer, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. QLRformer

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    I came across this interesting statement:
    "TFP Starscream and Soundwave's designs are pretty much similar to Tim Burton's aesthetic! Long, spindly legs, gangly arms and dark/dull colours."
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...on/566823-what-if-tim-burton-did-tfilm-6.html

    Looking at their designs, I have to agree.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/9_Soundwave_1293883571.jpg
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/7_Starscream_1293883616.jpg
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/10_Trooper_1293883314.jpg

    I mean, wow. Those look so Gothic it's hard not to see them as influenced by Tim Burton. Heck, those Vehicons even transform into a Batmobile-looking car! It's a nice artistic choice/style, if it appears deliberate.
     
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    I see. Starscream is Edward Scissorhands. Is there a love story in that? Maybe it'll give me clues.
     
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    Well the Vehicon Vehical mode does make you wanna hum a certain Danny Elfman theme...
     
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    It's all based on opinion really.
     
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    Kinda...sorta...maybe a little?

    Hmm. Would Prime be better if it had a dead serious, gothic tone?




    Nah!
     
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    It's kinda almost there. You know with My Partners are Dead and serial killer Transformers.
     
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    Well I didn't mean gothic, I was thinking more along the lines of Pagan.

    Instead of deserts we'd have snowy forests, it would always be night with wolves running and the moon glistening in the background, a more atmospheric and spiritual soundtrack, I think that would be interesting. Hmm.
     
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    Namely Real Steel's "Into the Zoo"
    :p 
     
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    I believe it is a coincidence because the characters were designed to evoke certain images. Soundwave is horror inspired; skeleton like frame, never talks, has yet to lose. Starscream is a schemer thus is portrayed as too thin to be a threat physically. As for the vehicons, maybe Steve's brother Bruce painted himself black and moved to Gotham.
     
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    That's actually an intresting observation. The Decpeticons are meant to look scary and all but looking at it now does make them seem gothetihc. It's a different approach to the Decepticons and it's acually a creative idea. :) 
     
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    Great now with the whole Tim Burton thing on my mind Soundwave and the Vehicons look like batman to me...
     
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    Comissioner Mega-Gordon: BatSoundwave! The Joker Prime has enacted another nefarious scheme! You have to save us.

    BatSW:......

    Joker Prime: Well, if it isn't my arch-nemesis. You're too late, Bat-Soundwave; I have planted enough bombs to destroy the whole city! After all, explosive death is the right of all sentient beings! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    BatSW:.......

    Cat-rachnid: BatSoundwave. Nice to see you again. I haven't been stealing anything lately, if that's what you're wondering. But, I heard a rumour that Bane the Breakdown is back in town and has teamed up with the Bulk-Penguin.

    BatSW:......

    BatSoundwave, saving the day, without a single word!
     
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    Commisioner Mega Gordon :Batsoundwave The Dreadcrow and Killer Knock have broken out of Iacon Asylum.

    BatSW:...



    Wait that means BatSoundwaves parents were killed ....

    He should get together with Arcee one day the must have alot in Common.
     
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    Nah, Arcee is the Joker Prime's sidekick.

    Which is amusing, since a Harley is also a make of motorcycle XD

    On-topic, Soundwave does strike me as the most gothic design. The dark slim nature combined with the blank face is very paranoia-inducing in others.
     
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    The Insecticons also have a pretty gothic design too.
     
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    Don't forget Airachnid.


    She's basically Maleficent as a Transformer.
     
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    Doesn't that make you wonder if there's a Prince Philip and Princess Aurora somewhere in the show also?
     
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    No, but it does make me laugh that Airachnid is the one cursed to sleep forever now XD
     

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