Grimlock: Dumb or Smart?

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Dinobots: Smart or Dumb?

  1. Smart

    107 vote(s)
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  2. Dumb

    37 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. QLRformer

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    Do you like Grimlock, or any other Dinobot for that matter, as an animalistic broken-English robot or as smart as the average Transformer?

    It won't make too much a difference, it's still Grimlock leader of the Dinobots. He's awesome no matter what his IQ.
     
  2. shibamura_prime

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    I like not-so-bright Grimlock from the cartoon. To me he has more charm that way.
     
  3. tusko

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    Grimlock is smart.
    Its his intelligence that keeps him on the autobot's side. He has stong opinions and leads with them.

    I don't agree with the season 3 characture depiction of the character.
     
  4. G1Prowl

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    I prefer them less intelligent than the rest, but not monosyllabic.
     
  5. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    I don't care for Grimlock, but I'll choose dumb
     
  6. SMOG

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    I admit that his doofy Cartoon depiction is probably his most iconic and endearing incarnation... however I still prefer him as he is supposed to be. Blunt, stubborn, loud, but still with a certain amount of intelligence and cunning.

    For me the best interpretation has been the old Dreamwave approach that managed to accommodate both versions to a degree. Grimlock is smart, but has some kind of programming tic or glitch that messes with his vocal processing... a permanent speech impediment that links him to his cartoon self. Sounding dumb does not necessarily make him dumb.

    zmog
     
  7. Shockwave9227

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    I like the dumbness from seasons 1-2 since it adds some charm to them. Season 3 ruined Grimlock, it made him too dumb.
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

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    Dumb & destructive. It's the smart ones that lead him to the right playgrounds.
     
  9. Arbitron

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    Dumb Grimmy was fun, but I like the idea that he's strong as fuck, AND intelligent.
     
  10. Gingerchris

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    Smart. I like his Marvel comics version the most. Pity they felt the need to add his dumb cartoon speech pattern as the title went on.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

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    Wheeljack, Why the hell would you build gigantic fire breathing robots, then not give them enough brain to tell their head from their ass!?
     
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    I prefer him smart. A dumb warrior no matter how powerful would get killed eventually.
     
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    Opinions vary mine's Dumb.
     
  14. Silk Spectre

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    I've always preferred the comic versions, so my vote was smart.
     
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    I take Grimlock talking normal and being a powerful threat to the Decepticons over a Grimlock that talks like BM Tankor and acts like a pet.
     
  16. Hot Shot.

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    I pick average, savage Grimlock.
     
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    I like how he was depicted in Dreamwave.
     
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    Agreed with the simpleton version.
     
  19. Feralstorm

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    Pretty much the same for me. I like my Dinobots dim and caveman-ish, but not so mentally deficient that they can't occasionally surprise enemies with their cunning, think for themselves, or be generally disagreeable.

    Yeah, Season 3 took Grim and the dino a bit too far into 'talking pet' territory. Also didn't care for their depiction in Animated, mostly because pretty much anyone (who wasn't an Autobot) could manipulate or intimidate them to do what they wanted.
     
  20. Cogar

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    I am only familiar with the Marvel comics and Transformers Animated Grimlocks. I like the intelligent (or at least cunning), yet prejudiced and stubborn Marvel character much better than the easily misled Animated variant.
     

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