Fodder Characters = Fan Service!

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  1. fabexmax

    fabexmax Well-Known Member

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    So saw the movie today, HELLA HYPE! I will say this though. With all of the hub bub over Que vs Wheeljack and Dino vs Mirage vs Hot Rod, all of the Wreckers names, etc etc. Here is my observation. ALL of the aforementioned characters had little to NO talking or interactive parts so why not just throw the TF fans a bone and give them proper Transformers names? Would it have mattered if Q were Wheeljack, and a hunter green Benz? Or if Dino had been named Hot Rod? Same thing with the Wreckers!!!!!! They should have been named Springer, Topspin, and Kup! What the hell? Wheelie was cool, but the other lil transformer Brains should have been called Gears! LOL

    Also, another minor beef... WTH has the drilling robot worm? Why!? In retrospect the worm should/could have been... wait for it... Trypticon! Didn't necessarily need to be a Dino, but could have been a big version of that dog that was with the dreads on the highway! Trypticon being unleashed by Shockwave would have been a game changer!

    Awww what could have been. Great movie overall though. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Bumblebee92

    Bumblebee92 Wheeljack Fan

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    I thought roadbuster should have been named Wheeljack for obvious reasons just look a roadbuster he looks a lot like Wheeljack they could have named Q preceptor or something wouldn't bug me.
     
  3. fabexmax

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    YEAH! Perceptor would have been cool.
     
  4. Chosen40k

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    Yeah seriously how hard was it to go to the TF wiki and start picking random names?
     
  5. JazzSanti86

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    The movies can never win with a lot of the fanbase. First, you would have people complaining about these characters not looking like or acting like their previous incarnations and second, people would complain about having brand new tf characters to the universe and saying why didn't they use names we know.
     
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    Don't really care about him being named Q or Wheeljack. I DO care about him having only 3 lines in the movie and almost no characterization at all.
     
  7. Decepticon X

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    Agreed.
     
  8. Decepticon X

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    That's a thought, but I personally think it would've been cool if Shockwave survived and unleashed Trypticon in the next movie, just to up the scale a little. I mean, who's to say that the Driller was the only creature he brought with him to Earth...
     
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    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    word.
     
  10. OptimusPancake

    OptimusPancake Prime's Breakfest Chef

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    its damn copyright shit thats holding back the name of these characters.
    The production crew had to name the 458 autobot Dino if they wanted to use the car in the movie. Its so stupid. Ferrari made them do that. If it wasnt for Ferrari, then it would be mirage all over.
     
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    LOL wuT?
     
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    He had way more than 3 lines. Watch the damn movie again before jumping to conclusions!
     
  13. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    This. He was "in the movie" about the same as Jazz was in Transformers. Which, yes, many will say 'wasn't very much', but it's better than nothing. At least he was given a role to play, and in my opinion, did it very well.
     
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    Been arguing for this ever since we found out about that damn thing.
     
  15. blur3479

    blur3479 The most boring member

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    The stunticons it's like a match made in heaven for micheal bay
     
  16. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Wheeljack/Que wasn't awful but Shockwave is totally not Shockwave that was Boba Fett with a eyepatch.
     
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    No he doesn't.

    He had plenty of characterization. He was an eccentric old man with weapons know-how who was a non-combatant. He wasn't very strong or fast and mostly stayed out of combat. When faced with his own demise he cowered and tried to plead with his murderers, showing that unlike the other Autobots he wasn't prepared to die. This also showed a lack of experience with the Decepticons, who are not exactly ones for negotiating. He was an inventor, not a warrior.

    Honestly in his three lines he comes off as more interesting than G1 Wheeljack, who was just your typical crazy inventor, but still had basically the same personality as everyone else save some lapses in judgement. It's not everyday you see and Autobot, least of all part of Prime's personal team, who would plead for his life like that.
     
  18. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    The Wreckers were fodder characters?
     
  19. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    This. Begging for his life does not make him not-Wheeljack, it simply makes him a different character from the rest of the Autobot crew, all portrayed as badasses.
     
  20. Torque

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    i thought his characterization was better than Dinos.
     

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