Grimlock…big bozo or king?

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  1. Counterpunch?

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    Which personality of Grimlock do you prefer?...the brutishly powerful, but ultimately simple minded oaf or the brutishly powerful, but clever (and sometimes tyrannical) renegade?

    I think that a lot of people seem to prefer the more clever Grimlock and I expect that to be the overwhelming choice. Going back to the Marvel G1 comics though…that more intelligent Grimlock was pretty evil at times. It’s something that has always kind of bothered me in regards to that story telling element and as such, I got to thinking about how much I always enjoyed Grimlock in the cartoon.

    I have to say that stupid Grimlock has a certain charm to him and every time I hear his lines from the old movie, I can’t help but smile.

    The older comic incarnations of him seem to make him Wolverine-like…without the heart of gold. Somehow, it just doesn’t work for me.

    On the other hand, the DW representation of Grimlock and his issues with authority I think are handled well. IDW seems to have a decent angle on the character as well.

    Apologies for the rambling…
     
  2. siniquezu

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    i haven't seen the idw version but I like the DW version.
     
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    I like the bozo side of him. Being a thug with just enough ambition to be in charge of other thugs and not care that much about anything else. The clever, anti-hero Wolverine side just seemed like a fanfictionalized version of him, taking all his flaws away and changing them to a "clever ruse".
     
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    I like Grimlock as a brutishly powerful yet simple-minded oaf who always get the Autobots "out of big messes" yet oftentimes challenges authority.
     
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    Agreed. Sounds exactly how I would like him to be "written".
     
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    I'm not a fan of (Season 3) bozo comedy relief Grimlock.

    I like the powerful and defiant Grimlock.
     
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    Pre-season 3 Grimlock for me. He wasn't as stupid as he's made out. Hell, he practically broke the fourth wall with his realisation that he and his team were the Autobots' deus ex machina. I'm probably reading too much into the cartoon, but I always saw the Dinobots as being children. Not stupid, just young in a way that Transformers had never been before. I was quite sad at how season 3 threw that away and turned them into exceptionally strong retards.
     
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    The only exposure to Grimlock I have had is G1, That being said I like him more when he's fighting and less when he's being comic relief. Seasons one an two built him up to be this headstrong leader of the Dinobots, to fodder and comic relief.

    I have never read any of the comics (all though I plan on getting IDW's Spotlights) So I can't say anymore, but I don't like what they did to Grimlock. in the show. Maybe Animated/Comics will treat him better.
     
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    THIS!!!!
     
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    ME Grimlock no me King FOR ALL MARVEL,CARTOON & BW COMICS.
     
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    I grew up loving the Marvel comics, and disliking the Sunbow cartoon. Clever Grimmy, please.
     
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    season 1 and 2 grimlock, he didn't seem as stupid as just having a limited vocabulary
     
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    Big bozo that thinks he's king fits for me.
     
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    I like both.
     
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    He, Grimlock, shall shatter all expectations, wot!
     
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    King bozo!!
     
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    I like Grimlock not dumb but simpleminded, who can be a brutish thug and likes to challenge authority, but not enough to start a mutiny. Grimlock understands his role as the de facto shock troopers for Autobots and just because he doesn't like being ordered around, doesn't mean he won't work for Autobots' cause.
     
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    I prefer the smarter version like in IDW or DW. However, the lovable goof from Season 3 will always have a special place in my heart, as well.
     
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    I like G1 'toon and Animated Grimlock. Dumb, sorta like big puppy dogs, but scary tough. Smart Grimlock has either been boring or just your run-of-the-mill deviant/rebel.
     
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