Earth Modes

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by UltraPrimus56, May 10, 2012.

  1. UltraPrimus56

    UltraPrimus56 In the ruins of paradise

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    I just came up with a theory about why the cons are so weak in the movies. In the comics, Starscream states that his F-22 mode enhanced his abilities and his weapons, and he wasn"t the only one who stated that. So the fact that in the movies, alot of the cons still had their original cybertronian modes, could this be the reason why their so weak?
     
  2. Aernaroth

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    Could be, or if it didn't make the cons weaker to not upgrade with an earth mode, they could have been at least less suited to the environment, putting them at a disadvantage.
     
  3. Zhadow

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    Come to think of it. The decepticon protoforms doesn't have any earth modes, could be a well theory based on they're eventually weak and not capable of scanning any sort of vehicles.
     
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    It took all 3 Wreckers to bring down that Cloverbot, so maybe...
     
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    That actually makes sense. They always call the cybertronian guys protoforms, so maybe that's their weakest state, and they merely deploy them en masses to try and compensate.
     
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    Well, that does actually make sense.
     
  7. Gingerchris

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    You'd think having Cybertronian alt modes would make them stronger than Earth alt modes. I can understand protoforms being weak though. But then Megatron had two different actual Cybertronian alt modes. How effective were they?
     
  8. Meta777

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    Megatron is hands down one of the most durable characters in the movies. The amount of punishement he took in ROTF was hardcore, and it took the combined effort of a fight with Optimus and a Raptor barrage to weaken him in the first film.

    Only Shockwave and Brawl have shown similar levels of resilience, and Shockwave is slated to be a Cybertronian tank.
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    So really it's less about Earth modes being better and more about protoforms just being weak.
     
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    The way I see it, protoforms are like molted crabs, they don't have a shell, and are more vulnerable to predators. Getting a shell, or in this case, extra armor, adds protection.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I told you all Action Masters suck. :p 
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    Tut tut, this is the movieverse, so they're "robot replicas".
     
  13. Ash from Carolina

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    Interesting idea. The tank in the first movie soaks up a lot of firepower like you'd expect a tank to do so perhaps the Earth mode does have some effect on the robot mode.
     
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    Ha!
     

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