Female Dinobots

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  1. nobleboivin

    nobleboivin Well-Known Member

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    How would you guys feel if they made a female Dinobot.
     
  2. Strarf

    Strarf Toy Battles Reloaded TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wouldn't like it.
     
  3. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    If Dinobots gonna had a Girl on their team. First she be like ever more raffish to the Decepticons, Second she needs a Enego-Dagger, and Finalty Third she needs this Dinosaur Mode [​IMG] as her beast mode.
     
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    It would move me from actively disliking the dinobots to being merely apathetic towards them.
     
  5. Fez Findie

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    It could work out nicely ^^ Assumin' they don't just make her into a girlfriend of one of the previous Dinobots/female version of one personality-wise, but just happen to be a TF who got promoted to the team... mostly due to her methods and mentality 'fitting' with how they get crap done :lol 

    But as always, as long as she's written off as a character who happens to be female as opposed to her being female being the main trait.

    Yeah, right. Like writers tend to pull that off, especially TF ones -_-.
     
  6. shibamura_prime

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    I'd be interested to see one, mainly to see what the dino mode bits would look like on a female robot chassis.
     
  7. Gingerchris

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    I usually pretend TFA Swoop is a fembot.

    Not that I'm saying female TF should always be smaller and skinnier than others. But Swoop is generally the odd 'man' out in the team when it comes to dino alt type and style design.
     
  8. Meta777

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    Depending on how it's executed, it could work, I guess. Be interesting to see how a female might alter the dynamics of a Dinobot, but so long as robot dinosaurs kick ass, I have no complaints. I'd like to see something like a raptor or a therizinosaur.

    Poor Swoop certainly has that odd-man-out feel to him.

    Grimlock: "We are the Dinobots!"
    Snarl: "CoughDinobots plus a pterasaurCough."
    Swoop: "Fuck you, Snarl."
     
  9. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Nah.
    I'm just flashbacks to the female Ninja Turtle. It just feels pointless and gimmicky.
     
  10. Ryan F

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    Nah. Transformers don't need different genders - they are alien robots who don't procreate sexually.

    The introduction of Arcee in the 86 movie was certainly one of the franchise's silliest moves.

    That said, it's a minor annoyance that female Transformers are generally created as male fantasy figures, with slender hips, lipstick and robo-boobs. Most Autobot fem-bots are just right-on attempts at tokenism, and so are mostly portrayed as perfectly noble, intelligent characters with a hint of sassiness.

    It would be nice to redress the balance somewhat and have a bumbling, silly female dinobot with a huge ass and low intelligence. A therizinosaurus would be a suitable alt-mode.
     
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    Well, she obviously couldn't be Slag.

    I wouldn't be against the idea though, as long as the other 5 remain intact.
     
  12. blunghole

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    If it was done right, I don't think I'd mind it. You would have to stay away from the Arcee/Elita-1 type of Transformer. I picture a female Dinobot being more like BM Strika.
     
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    I think it could work if its done right.

    She would need to be strong and smart.
     
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    Regarding a female Dinobot being in an official franchise, it would take some careful character ideas and stuff.

    In a TF fan-fiction series I'm developing, the Dinobots have Dagger as a sort of "intern" (as Grimlock likes to refer to her). When it comes to vocabulary and stuff, she seems a bit smarter than most of them, but she is just as excited as any of her teammates for a big battle. Her Cybertronian alt mode is a motorcycle, and her dino form is a raptor.
     
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    I think it would be cool if they did this, but made her like BIGGER than Grimlock. And meaner.

    Like - she was on the team YEARS ago.... but they threw her out because she was TOO rough. Like, make her character just a complete a$$hole. And when she beat Grimlock at arm wrestling, that was the last straw!

    Grimlock - "The Decepticons are attacking!"

    FemDinoThing - "Well maybe there wouldn't BE any Decepticons anymore if you were tougher!"

    Grimlock - "You got something to say to me?"

    FemDinoThing - "No, I don't talk to little nancy-bots!"

    Grimlock - "?!... I F---ING HATE YOU!!"
     
  16. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out "It's just... Asinine."

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    I wouldn't mind future writers retooling Sludge or Swoop into fembots. Swoop is the one who'd more likely be a femme, but Sludge being the "gentle giant" could easily be a big, burly femmebot. Like a heroic Strika with a more human face.
     
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    Solution: Bring back Paddles.
     
  18. Meta777

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    Forgive me for asking, but who is Paddles? From the name, I assume they're a plesiosaur of some sort, right?
     
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    Paddles (character) - Transformers Wiki

    It's a male Dinobot, but it's obscure enough to rework as a female.
     
  20. Obsidian X

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    That was my thought too when I read the first post. I like Paddles story and Paddles would definatly work as female.

    Yes a plesiosaur, Elasmosaur more speficially from the Legends Anthology book during the Dreamwave era.
    Paddles (character) - Transformers Wiki

    Paddles is a nice Dinobot :)  Had a pretty nice story too, one of the better stories in that book imo.
     

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