How Badass Is Kup?

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  1. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Kup is so badass that Chuck Norris wears Kup pajamas to bed.

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

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    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. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Any bot that can wear the name "Shitpiece" is bad ass. 1-10 I'd give him an 11. R. Lee Ermey would be a great voice for him somewhere.
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    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.
     
  8. Dex17113

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    How Badass is Kup?

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

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    How Badass is Kup?

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

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    How Badass is Kup?

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

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

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    How Badass is Kup?

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

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    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
     
  13. Dex17113

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    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.
     
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    Unless of course he's facing a giant robo squid :) 
     
  15. Dex17113

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    @ 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!!"
     
  16. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

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    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:

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

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    Kup isn't badass, he's just old. But he's still badass.
     
  18. Knightsword

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    I prefer to think of IDW Kup as the Hannibal Smith of the Wreckers, more so then a in your face drill Sargent.
     
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    I kinda' like him as the Clint Eastwood of the Autobots
     
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    Ironhide > Kup

    Nuff said.
     

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