how come bumblebee is the only autobot without a melee weapon?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by LordShockwave, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. LordShockwave

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    all the autobots have melee weapons and guns but bee just has guns, does anyone know why?
     
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    Well, Ratchet has no guns, but has melee.


    EDIT: Cliffjumper had no melee as well.
     
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    The pilot episode shows that he can use his fists just fine.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Yeah, couse he likes to beat it raw.
     
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    I know it sounds cliche but maybe he has stingers that he hasn't yet used.
     
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    He's a pugilist. He doesn't need melee weapons. Floats like a butterfly, stings like a _____. Yeah, you got it.
     
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    Because his endless army of little mind-controlled toy minions overwhelm his enemies.
    He doesn't need a melee weapon.
     
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    He seems to just use his fists as a melee weapon.

    Ratchet is screwed when it comes to ranged fights though (not like he fights often anyway).
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    ... strength in numbers?
     
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    the ultimate shelfwarmer is overpowered no matter the size
     
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    Doesn't need one. Look at how good he is with his fists.
     
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    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    And his feet. Took out an Insecticon with one kick.
     
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    considering Bumblebee is pretty much a straight copy of the Bayverse Bumblebee (which also didn't have any melee weapons, just shoulder cannons and an arm cannon), I think that explains it. (I don't think "battle blades bumble bee" deluxe figure counts) Same reason why Tfp Optimus has blades on both arms straight from Bayverse again (who modified the idea from G1 Optimus' energon axe).
     
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    Ratchet has a secondary function in his arms he's got laser welders, I've been wondering if he might have a saw too like Knockout and Movie Ratchet has.

    Ratchet also has a build in scanner in his forearm rather than having a hand held one like Bulkhead, Arcee, Optimus or Wheeljack use from time to time. (but I think he may also have used a hand scanner a time or two as well).

    Perhaps you get a second weapon as a reward for being placed up from scout to warrior rank. or they have plans to let him keep one of the macguffins as his personal weapon.
     
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    1 Maybe if Rachet's T-cog transfer was used BB would have gained Rachet's Melee Weapons

    2 BB doesn't have Melee weapons because Movie BB doesn't

    3 BB fighting style is based on boxing so where would Melee combat come into play
     
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    He fights like a boxer, so he doesn't need melee weapons.
     
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    Bumblebee is good enough without them.
     
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    I was looking to see if someone beat me to it and here it is. Boxing is his style and it is an unarmed type of combat. Optimus Prime is stiff and formal thus fences with swords. Arcee is like a ninja/ assasin so wrist blades are great for her. Bulkhead a bruiser and demolitionist so bashes with mace clubs. They all have weapons that fit their style.
     
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    Well, for the Decepticon's we haven't seen ANY weapons from Soundwave & No Melee weapons on Scream - I think.
     
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    Starscream's claws are his melee weapons

    And Soundwave IS a weapon.
     

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