(IDW) Who the heck is Drift???

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  1. diablo

    diablo Well-Known Member

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    Just finished reading All Hail Meggy 8, and I have one seriously burning question:

    WHO IS DRIFT?

    The dialogue between him and ironhide at the end almost seems to suggest that he was "someone else" - I'm thinking he may even be the evolution of a well-known G1 character (kind of like Thundercracker to Scourge).

    Oh yeah - what is up with Perceptor?! Dude is BADASS!!! It's like a switch flipped in his processor, and now he's this stone cold sharpshooter. Totally love this new characterization of him.

    For those of you who haven't picked this up yet - DO SO NOW! This series is really good.

    PS. I so want a Drift toy to be made now (as well as the inevitable resculpt into Blurr)>
     
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    A Cybertronian weeaboo.
     
  3. Pravus Prime

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    You should visit the comics forum. Among other things, there's been discussion on every issue of AHM as it's been coming out. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this gets moved to the comics forum.

    Anyway, as stated, he's an official fan character who's mired in controversy, from his very existence, to the fact that IDW really wants him to have a toy that Hasbro may give a slot to in Classics 3.0, to that he's a major weeaboo. You could also call him the Poochie of G1 Comics.
     
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    drift is a bad ass mutha... SHUT YO MOUTH!!!!!!!!!


    he is prob one of my favorite transformers
     
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    Drift is no character. He is an excuse. ;) 
     
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    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    el oh el
     
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    Just some stereotypical Japanese-style character who is soooooo super badass and shit and always has a smirk branded on his face, but watch as he'll have a deep an troubled past which he'll brood over eventually. I think it's clever putting him in the comics with all these other western-style characters.

    On a side note: IDW comics need more IDW G1 Ratchet.
     
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    Drift is IDW's attempt at making a popular original character who was to double as an Autobot version of Wolverine. Thing is, he is just a bland "I'm badass cause I'm written that way" character, who really has no true reason to be one. The greater majority of the fandom labels him a "Mary-Sue" and a waste of a roster space. I agree with them.
     
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    I'm sure, given enough time he'll have a spotlight of his own like every other "Bad ass" character we've grown to love that still wont give a full perspective of his past and we'll most likely eat it up.
    However, yeah, I'd buy a toy.
     
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    They should have used some kind of young Star Saber instead.
     
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    He was my favourite character in the cartoon. This Shane McShaney person had better write him properly or else.:drunk 
     
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    I agree, in fact, now that I think about it, that would've been perfect.

    :lolol 

    The only difference is Prowl, is cool because he's well written, Drift was supposed to be cool because they yelled it into out ears. Also, Animated Prowl smiles, not smirks. Bumblebee smirks, but that's because he's a little scamp.
     
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    He is a tool designed to cause epic butthurt in fanboys. The only known cure is HILARIOUS Gobots cameos or the the use of obscure G2 characters as red shirts.

    Remember, the G1 toyline and cartoon contained EVERY SINGLE TRANSFORMER ON CYBERTRON.
     
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    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    He is a tool designed to cause epic butthurt in fanboys. The only known cure is HILARIOUS Gobots cameos or the the use of obscure G2 characters as red shirts.

    Remember, the G1 toyline and cartoon contained EVERY SINGLE TRANSFORMER ON CYBERTRON.
     
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    Nostalgia comic is nostalgic. Know your audience.

    Or didn't you hear about the AWESOME fifth Ninja Turtle? He's super rad, has claws that pop out of his knuckles and a timber wolf!
     
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    yuo mean like the Spotlight being released for him this year?

    and yea id totally buy a toy of his if they make it
     
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    He's a character we're meant to find ultra cool and awesome, I think. He was hyped by IDW months before he appeared like none of their other characters had been before and made out to be the Autobot version of Wolverine, placed in with most of the A-list without any explanation using a design that doesn't fit in with the aesthetic of those around him, his first real act beheading an Insecticon drone so fast it didn't have time to react... Doing so with a cheery smirk as he's just that cool. He's gotten his own spotlight while established fan favourites are still waiting and they insist he will be getting a Universe figure. The attempts to justify him seem rather silly as he's said to be a role no other character can play in a re-imagining of g1 where any character can be altered, but also in a role so minor anyone could play it as he's not there to save the day, being a gruff swordsman in a team that already has Springer who has been reduced to crowd filler. They either totally misjudged their audience, or set out to tick them off. Either way, bad choice.
    There wouldn't be anywhere near as much irritation if they hadn't set out to make him so special, had him appear in the background and slowly move to the foreground over time, but no, we got 'Gabbo is coming' from the very get go and it came across more as Poochie.
     
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    I think they went with the "make the fifth a girl" route instead and nearly killed the series
     
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    :lol  that's even worse than Snake Bub.
     

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