Favorite Aerialbot

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by AutobotSkids, Jul 30, 2011.

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Who is your favorite aerialbot?

  1. Silverbolt

    23 vote(s)
    41.8%
  2. Skydive

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Air Raid

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  4. Fireflight

    3 vote(s)
    5.5%
  5. Slingshot (Air Razor)

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Who's your favorite? I've recently taken an odd fascination with these guys.

    Mine is Slingshot. He has an awesome name, and I love the fact that he's an arrogant jerk with esteem issues. He most definitely should have taken Air Raid's place in War for Cybertron.
     
  2. D-Unit

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    slingshot. He was a prick who sounded like Raphael from Ninja turtles
     
  3. victoryconvoy

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    you know i always thougt that they were all real asshole
     
  4. Nemesis Liger

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    They're hard not to enjoy to some extent. They're the most developed of the Autobot combiners, IMO, and certainly deserve a tidbit of respect/admiration. They're very much green horns, and were made solely of the purpose for fighting the opposing faction. Their purpose besides that? Well, it's debatable at best -- just look at how they were regarded "by their own" when the the good fight was won (for the day). Heck, the Dinobots were never called punks for acting out, lol.

    I must say, I love all the Aerialbots so I can't say just one is my favorite, but Slingshot is something special. He falls in that magnificent category known as the "gray area" due to his less then stellar personality, but is still very much an advocate of the protagonists. Yes, he's an annoying arrogant jerk, but I can't help liking him. Despite his flaws, he has a good spark, the main problem is his vices are unfortunately more apparent then his virtues. ...I believe a line pertaining to that trait is written out somewhere is it not?

    What's funny is each of the Aerials have their own burden to bare.

    Silverbolt -- A Jet afraid of heights and this amuses me to no end
    Fireflight -- "Childlike Daydreamer"
    Air Raid -- Reckless and foolhardy
    Skydive -- Modest to a fault
    Slingshot -- Arrogant braggart with insecurities
     
  5. AutobotSkids

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    It's a shame they call him Air Razor now.
     
  6. vmagnum

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    Air-Raid. For no reason
     
  7. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Silverbolt pisses me off.
    Fireflight's on drugs.
    Air Raid is an idiot.
    Skydive is naïve.
    Slingshot is an asshole.

    But I love them all! :D 
     
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    Slingshot because he stands out from the others.

    Honestly, watching the G1 cartoon, I can only recognize Slingshot and Silverbolt. I have no idea who the other three are and I can't tell them apart.
     
  9. Nope

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    Skydive. I always liked G2 and he was fairly prominent in it.
     
  10. Bass X0

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    I consider Slingshot and Air Razor to be two different characters.
     
  11. Feralstorm

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    I like Air Raid, though it's mostly a looks thing, and the interest in two completely different designs with basically the same alt-mode (G1 Air Raid and the seeker jets in this case)
     
  12. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Autobot Strategist

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    I'd have to say that Silverbolt is my favorite just because of how he overcomes a major psychological handicap to be combat effective.

    And you guys have warmed my heart btw. "War Dawn" is the episode I usually refer people to as the definitive G1 episode.
     
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    Silverbolt for me. There's something about a leader who has a major psychological fear and yet still does his job and leads his team, that's really inspiring.
     
  14. Incepticon

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    I'll say Air Raid simply because he was an F-15 like the Seekers - which for years was my favorite jet.

    I think I like Fireflight as well simply because, based on the "Aerial Assault" episode, he seems like he sort of does what he wants. The Aerialbots are getting their asses handed to them by Bruticus, but they can't combine because they're waiting for Fireflight to show up. When he finally does, he's all like "hey guys, anything going on?". It was a neat twist for a character who's apart of a gestalt team.
     
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    Air Raid - love that colour scheme and the jet mode!
     
  16. kryptofred

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    Definitely Skydive. Check out his bio:Who's Who in the Transformers Universe "Possibly the most skilled flyer of all the flying Transformers"...think about that...he's best of an entire race! How can the others even compete with that?
     
  17. kaos

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    silverbolt..as someone who hates to fly i could relate to his fear of heights(even tho im not scared of heights)..and just like him i have to conquer my fear and jump on jets and fly all the time do to the nature of my job(300-400x's so far) even tho im freakin out..
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I hate Silverbolt. He was also a total coward. Why be a plane if your afraid of hights? Only Broadside sucks more.

    I love Air Raid for no real reason, I thinks it's cause he's a jock Transformer like Sideswipe. Well did get a lot of Screen time in WFC.

    Slingshot's a jerk and i forget Fireflight and Skydive exist. Superion isn't really remorable. I blame Jetfire for that.
     
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    Ha, I thought that I was the only one who felt that way. That being the case, Silverbolt is probably my favorite. In season three, it seemed that after about 20 years, he outgrew his fear of heights.
     
  20. kaos

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    so someone who faces his fears and conquers them is a coward:inquisiti .silverbolt did this on multiple occasions but still hes a coward...the definition of the word coward begs to differ..and the aerialbots had no choice in their alt forms..the cons built menasor and prime thought it would b sweet if they could also take the battle to them in the skys as the cons just brought the battle to the road..or something to that effect..he may have acted cowardly but a coward he is not..

    cow·ard   /ˈkaʊərd/ Show Spelled[kou-erd] Show IPA
    noun
    1. a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.
    adjective
    2. lacking courage; very fearful or timid.
    3. proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a cowar
     
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