Eradicon Variation

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Mako Crab, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    I would really love it if some of the Eradicons differed in some way. Just a little something to let them stand apart and give them some individuality. Now that we have Eradicons talking more frequently and displaying personality, it'd be a nice gesture to represent that visually too. Much like the Clone Troopers from the Star Wars cartoon. Not to mention My Little Ponies, which uses the same flash model for nearly every character.
    We've already seen a teensy tiny bit of variation with the car and jet modes. The visors on some of them are a bit different too. Some have one band, while others have two. But that's soooo little. For example, when Optimus identifies one type of Eradicon as being a servant class miner, it would've been nice to see some visual cue to indicate that. The guy looked exactly the same to me.

    * Some different color schemes would be nice. The Eradicons are all black and purple. Just change the purple. Everything goes with black. :D 

    * Maybe some guys with permanent battle damage. Hey, if Breakdown gets a cool eyepatch, why not some battle scars for the others?

    * More faceplate/visor variation. This is a big part of how the clones in Star Wars are able to stand apart. They sport a wide array of haircuts, tattoos, etc.

    * Visible ranks/class markings. Like servant class, warrior class, etc.

    Just some ideas.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    I just want more alt modes for different kibble. Tank Vehicons, motorcycle Vehicons, helicopter Vehicons, beast mode Vehicons..
     
  3. Atlas42

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    mmm....gender?
     
  4. aimop95

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    I wouldn't mind scares...and cybertron tattoos..
     
  5. Karhukjnsi

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    The miner Vehicons are the ones with two visors, fyi.
     
  6. Mako Crab

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    That'll be cool!!
     
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    I like this idea.
     
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    so far we've got car and jet vehicons.
     
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    Some different colors would go a long way toward helping us enjoy the characters more. Maybe some colored details like silver or something to show rank.
     
  11. StarYoshi14

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    Ugh, I despise Vehicons. Their only purpose is to make the Autobots look cool. In no other continuities are the mooks so incredibly useless. I know it is a CGI cartoon, so they have a limited number of models they can use, but Orion Pax, who had never wielded weapons before, was able to take down 2 fully trained Vehicons. I still have no idea why he keeps mass producing them...
     
  12. The F.N.G.

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    Just because Orion had never used his blasters before, doesn't mean they're any less powerful then when he was Optimus. The Vehicons would have been put down by those shots regardless of who was firing. The difference is, Optimus would have aimed, while Orion was firing blind and just got lucky.
     
  13. Mako Crab

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    G1 had its Seekers.
    G1 season 3 had its Sweeps and Sharkticons.
    BM had its Vehicons.
    TFP's not the first one to bring in canon fodder. But as far as canon fodder goes, they're not the most ineffective we've ever seen. The Vehicons (I still prefer Eradicon) took out Cliffjumper in the very first episode. It's the only major credit to their name, but it's more than any generic canon fodder type character has done in the past.
    Oh, and they also whacked Prime in the head with a tree. They've scored a few good hits against the bots, so they're averaging better than most canon fodder.

    But aside from their battle prowess (or lack thereof), they do serve to develop the other characters in the cast.

    * Ratchet tortures a Vehicon and is reprimanded for it.
    * Optimus is shown trying to reason with Vehicons (One Shall Fall, Orion Pax part 3)
    * Starscream abides by the democratic vote of the Vehicons to bring in medical aid for Megs.
    * Airachnid, in a rare display of concern, suggest to Megatron that they cease mining dark energon, because the troops have grown weak from contact with it (and also because the cargo hold was full).
    * Breakdown chats it up with a Vehicon about his attraction to Airachnid.
    * Breakdown sympathizes with a Vehcion (over the radio) about their thankless jobs.

    So the Vehicons do serve an important purpose. We wouldn't know nearly as much about the core cast if they didn't have the Vehicons around.
     
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    it would be nice to get some character development from a vehicon.
     
  15. Sideways77

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    They don't get scars. None of them return from battle. :lol 


    I'd like variation. Maybe different classes, along with color variation.
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

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    I prefer them all identical. They're supposed to be the faceless bad guys.
     

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