How Badass Is Kup?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Driftx3, Jan 13, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Posts:
    1,669
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
    Likes:
    +27
    I say he is so freakin' bad ass he could hand Grimlock his own ass and make him wear it like a hat, and the he would be known as King Asshat. Then they would go knock back a few cubes, and be bffs. This is of course pure speculation on my part, as their is absolutely no way they would fight each other, as they are bffs, but it's hypothetical, so...

    Anyway: Post your answers as to whether or not Kup is Badass, why he is or isn't, and if you think he isn't, then who do you think is Badass and why you think they are more Badass than Ol' Kup.
     
  2. Optimus Vader

    Optimus Vader Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Posts:
    3,983
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    If I was to rank badassness on a scale of 1 to 10 I'd put Kup at about a 6.5

    :lol 
     
  3. brittap

    brittap Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Posts:
    716
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +3
    Back in the day Kup was just a old fart who didn't know when to call it quits, in the last few years IDW has made him a bot noone would want to mess with
     
  4. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    7,265
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +2,035
    Kup is so badass that Chuck Norris wears Kup pajamas to bed.

    ...Is that the game we're playing here?
     
  5. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    14,849
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +7
    I dunno. Would being one of the oldest warrior bots still functioning and having a military career that spans millions of years make you badass?

    I think after TFTM86 with fighting Unicron and all Kup is the only bot to truly have seen it all.
     
  6. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    24,146
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +976
    You don't survive long enough to be one of the oldest autobots in a millions-of-years-long war without a healthy amount of smarts, guts, and badassery.
     
  7. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    How Badass is Kup?

    If Kup had been a Spartan the movie would have been named: "One."
     
  8. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    How Badass is Kup?

    Chuck Norris might walk on water, but Kup can swim through land.
     
  9. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    How Badass is Kup?

    Each night, before going to bed, the Boogey Man checks under his bed for Kup.

    ....okay I'll stop now.
     
  10. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    How Badass is Kup?

    He tells the matrix when the darkest hour is....DAMMIT...I swear, I'll stop now.
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,976
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +403
    I prefer Kup to be LESS badass. Like, capable, tough, with a few tricks up his sleeve, but he's not (nor should he become) Clint f***in' Eastwood.

    If you're trying to find the archetype of the "ornery old badass" that honour really does belong to Ironhide. If you go by the old bios (especially Kup's less BS-injected Targetmaster Specs), it's clear that Ironhide is the warhorse... Kup is just old and grouchy and likes telling stories.

    It's interesting that in the '86 "inflated" bio, they talk about his 1000 war stories from his 10,000 adventures, while in the original long bio and '87 bio, they refer to his 10,000 tall tales from his 1000 adventures... which I think says more about him.

    I would go as far as to say that trying to mold him into this cigar chewing hardcore drill sergeant type makes him a LESS interesting character.

    That's probably about the most I would give him.

    Sadly yes. I agree with the former and not the latter.

    zmog
     
  12. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Zmog,

    Yeah but you have to give Kup this; the whole 'growth' of his character is not unlike the whole absurd Chuck Norris Facts thing, which is why I think the correlary works when describing his bad-assery.
     
  13. Tracer

    Tracer _

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Posts:
    3,249
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +251
    Unless of course he's facing a giant robo squid :) 
     
  14. Dex17113

    Dex17113 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Posts:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    @ Tracer - LOL....I'm sure Kup would like to forget about that minor incident. You have to imagine they cut a scene from the final movie where he looked at Hot Rod and said: "kid...you mention this to ANYBODY and I'll F**kin' Find you!!"
     
  15. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,287
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I always thought Kup was the best character to come out of the 86 movie, and I like the idea of the IDW badass Kup - he can still be a geezer, but man, some geezers are pretty awesome. Case in point:

    [​IMG]

    If Kup is basically the Wrecker that corresponds to Stallone's character in The Expendables, then I'm all for that.
     
  16. John_Force

    John_Force 16xNHRA Funny Car Champ TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Posts:
    2,375
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +1
    Kup isn't badass, he's just old. But he's still badass.
     
  17. Knightsword

    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Posts:
    3,747
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Likes:
    +416
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    I prefer to think of IDW Kup as the Hannibal Smith of the Wreckers, more so then a in your face drill Sargent.
     
  18. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    3,841
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    I kinda' like him as the Clint Eastwood of the Autobots
     
  19. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Posts:
    6,231
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +11
    Ironhide > Kup

    Nuff said.
     
  20. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,742
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +104
    Ebay:
    LOL!!!! love this answer!!! :thumbs2: 
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page