How come they gave TFs a weakness against Incendiary Rounds?

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  1. Grimlock1991

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    In the recent issue the soldiers are now using Incedinary Rounds whcih they claim is a weakness? Why are they taking shit like that from the movies and putting in the comics? Its stupid.....


    So the Military can hurt the Combaticons but the Combaticons can raid an Autobot base on Garrus 9 and dominate Superior beings with superior weapons? Thats dumb...
     
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    Am I stupid or just not getting your response to his question?
     
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    Huh. That was weird. I deleted it, so no worries.
     
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    I never understood the movie weakness since these robots enter our atmosphere individually not using a space craft
     
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    It's a sci-fi law. Aliens must be weak to something simple or primal or convoluted, like water, fire, sunlight, sound, salt, silver, logic and so on.

    Admittedly with alien robots that can withstand the heat of entering our atmosphere it does seem a dumb and kinda lazy choice of weakness. I mean if you're a robot soldier and your enemy of millions of years fires lasers and explody things at you you're probably going to have developed heat defences a long while back.
     
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    But on the flip side, nobody is invincible, and they're not just robots. They're living beings.

    In the movies they showed they needed a crusty outer layer to protect themselves from the friction heat during re-entry, and while they were vulnerable to high-heat weapons, it didn't insta-kill them, it just means their armour doesn't immediately regenerate. And even then they can suffer grievous bodily harm before eventually dying.

    Humans have been fighting all out existence and yet we're still vulnerable to the most primitive of weapons. Even bullets are simply small masses of metal moving at a high velocity that can go through several kinds of material.
     
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    There's a big difference between the kind of shielding required to effectively distribute heat of a large surface for atmospheric re-entry and the kind required to deflect or absorb direct penetration damage in a single spot.


    I don't find it any less fucking weak-sauce but there is logic behind it.
     
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    I think it dependes on the incendiary rounds. My country's army has regular, armour piercing and armour piercing/incendiary rounds for the M70AB assault rifles. So I can understand tfs being vulnerable to AP/Incendiary rounds.
     
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    They put that in because they are trying to distance themselves from All Hail Megatron and the complaints about it;) 


    Look on the bright side, its still makes more sense than a laser carbine that can pack in Shockwave's firepower somehow:thumbs2: 
     
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    Its BS PIS to me...
     
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    so kicking logic to the curb are we?
     
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    No, just that the Military is using inferior weapons as well using weapons that are no where near as hot as the Plasma weapons they use against eachother for Millions of years being able to work on them is stupid and non-logical....
     
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    I don't even see why they need incendiary rounds at all.

    A Rheinmetall 120 mm gun, such as that on an Abrams tank, fires a projectile at speeds of 1,580 to 1,750 meters per second.

    You'd be crazy to tell me that the kinetic force alone wouldn't at least injure, let alone blow a hole through a good-sized Transformer.

    Give us puny fleshlings some credit, we make some pretty BA stuff.
     
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    Hey, im happy that they at least happy they gave them a specific weakness, cause in reality they could of just made regular guns hurt them and not give two shits. anyway, how the hell are they supposed to evolve to adapt to lasers, humans havent even evolved to protect them selves against knives, just because they are aliens AND robots doesnt mean they dont have weaknesses, hell technically robots CANT evolve XP
     
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    They are self-replicating and live in an environment that changes.

    Yes they can. That's all they need to do so. Anything that can replicate and changes from generation to generation will evolve or die out. Also, individuals can be altered to deal with new conditions. Lots of body upgrades in the fiction.

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