How good of a character is RiD Skybyte?

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  1. jerryitus

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    I've read a ton of comments about what a cool character SkyByte was in Rid ever since he was announced as a botcon figure. I've also heard that RiD wasn't a great show. Are there enough good characters (Skybyte, etc.) to justify going back and watching? I'm a fan of g1 and TFA cartoons, and some energon episodes. Thanks.
     
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    Skybyte is the best character.
     
  3. OptimusGinrai

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    ^ I wanna Brofist you Twin Twist. He is THE best character, and the greatest Shark around, AND in town.
     
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    Way better than that whiny swine, Starscream.

    And for the record; RiD was also the best show before Animated crushed it underfoot.

    Mild continuity for the win!
     
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    Yes he is. I remember Neil Kaplan perfectly described Skybyte as "a Shakespearean actor shoved into the second banana role." He was hilarious and an awesome character.
     
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    The greatest shark is
    Him. The star of the show, he's
    Awsome Skybyte is.
     
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    Skybyte rocks.
     
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    Sky-Byte is awesome. It's worth watching the series just to see him. To me he was the original use of the Transmetal 2 Shark mold, and Cybershark was some retroactive repaint :lol .
     
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    Ah, Sky-byte. No other bot composed haikus like him.
     
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    I love that guy. He makes me want to go play in the ocean with the sharkies.
     
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    Son, you must be some kind of confused. You called Beast Wars RID.

    Also, yes, Sky-byte is the best. His VA is hilarious, and his presence alone makes whatever episode he's in. The toy's paint and deco is a work of art, too. (hands down my favourite TF toy)

    Sky-byte was the real star of Robots in Disguise. As an actual character, he's sort of like Wile E Coyote. Which is AWESOME.
     
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    I dunno - as much as I enjoyed the character he wasn't much more than the over the top, over emotional, type of anime character that crops up in many of these kind of shows.
     
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    i would love to see him become the captain shark oft he transformersmythos



    oh come on

    somebody had to say it and i actually think it could work what with skybyte being a space worthy sharkmarine now
     
  14. FreshDebesh

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    SkyByte is a flying robotic shark who writes haikus and gets dumped on by his leader. If he isn't made of pure WIN, then I don't know what is.
     
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    I believe Derrick Wyatt said that he's the Decepticon Poet Laureate in the TFA universe. So his haiku-composing skills did get recognition!
     
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    A warriors mind
    With the soul of a poet
    Tragically awesome


    On land, sea, or sky
    Skybyte must follow the waves
    That make up his life


    What shall define him?
    What he feels inside his spark?
    Or the mark he bears?
     
  17. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Giant shark robot
    Best character in the show
    Also has cool toy
     
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    Skybyte, pretty much made RiD for me. And RiD is better than all of the Unicron trilogy combined, and it does that with what? 1/3 or less the amount of episodes. Skybyte was just amusing to me as a kid, and I loved his toy. Wish I knew what happened to that thing. *scratches head*
     
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    This thread: From now on
    All posts must be in haiku
    To honor Sky-byte
     
  20. gil

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    Damn man, that is hard
    I really did like Skybyte
    But haiku's are tough
     

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