I'm just not that into Ratchet

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Sorrow Six Star, May 16, 2010.

  1. Sorrow Six Star

    Sorrow Six Star Close Countach

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    I'm not looking for a fight or anything just a friendly discussion

    Ratchet does nothing for me. Him being in the hall of fame just makes me wish someone cooler was there.

    I don't hate him. Or any connected actors
    Just never had an interest.

    Tell me something to help me like Ratchet.
    I want to. Cause he's here to stay. But imho I would rather have firstaid back.
    Animated almost had me like ratchet.
     
  2. Wheeljack_Prime

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    he's not in the hall of fame though.
     
  3. shibamura_prime

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    Yeah, he was nominated but didn't make it to the final five for voting.

    As for Ratchet, if you don't like him I don't think anyone here's going to lose sleep over it. For example, I never really cared about Grimlock and yet nobody's throwing rocks at my head (yet). If you don't like him, you don't like him. No big deal.

    In the G1 cartoon goes Ratchet was only a bit player, pretty much the team medic and Wheeljack's workshop buddy next to Sparkplug. You may want to read some of the Marvel Comics run as he had a much larger role there.
     
  4. Sorrow Six Star

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    I thought it was prime bee Megatron and ratchet. ? Oops
     
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    starscream was the 4th one
     
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    I've always liked him because he was always the helpful Autobot, even though he wouldn't always have a large role in the story. It's just great to me that he stands up and is peaceful but can be a badass in battle and very helpful to the Autobots.
     
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    the marvel g1 comics make ratchet an UBER BA!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am telling you, it will make you love ratchet
     
  8. Aernaroth

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    He's right, Ratchet is one of the best-developed characters in the marvel run, throughout the entire series. It's really his best incarnation, as far as G1 goes.

    If you mean overall, Animated Ratchet is another great character, though I'm afraid I've found the movie version lacking.
     
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    this man speaks the truth, even though i DO love movie ratchet's voice
     
  10. Sideswipe80

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    Sorrow Marvel Ratchet was really well written. He fights even though he's not a warrior.
     
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    G1 Marvel Comics Ratchet defeated Megatron THREE TIMES.
     
  12. Mykamusprime

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    IMO, I think Ratchet goes quite unapreciated by many, I think that he is the unsung hero of the Autobots as he does a lot behind the scenes.
     
  13. Sorrow Six Star

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    I have tried to read the Marvel comics... but wow.. peopl esay the G1 cartoon is drawn badly... lol I am sure the comics get better but getting past the first ones is tough.

    so much so I haven't done it yet.
     
  14. Anguirus

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    The only Ratchets I really love are G1 Comics Ratchet and Animated Ratchet. I like Movie Ratchet ok but he's never had much of an awesome character moment.

    If you read issues 5-8 of the Marvel US run and come away not liking Ratchet, you are heartless. He's even polite to traffic lights. :p 
     
  15. Bumblethumper

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    In more recent incarnations, I find he's rather on the dull side.

    But just the same, he fills a niche rather well. He's a dependable guy that shows up when it's important and does the job, but he's not about convincing you how cool and awesome he is.

    There's no shortage of characters like Jazz and Drift, and Sideswipe and Hot Rod, but there's only so much room for that kinda thing. That's why there's always a place for Ratchet.
     
  16. Aernaroth

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    The art changes a bit and does get a bit better after the initial mini-series. It helps to remember that the depictions of the transformers were still in flux at that point, and that the comic mini-series actually predates the cartoon.

    Compared to the more mainstream depictions in TF comics today, its true, the art is somewhat... abstract, but most people feel the story more than makes up for it. After all, visuals of questionable quality by today's standards is what 80s G1 media is all about, right?
     
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    That's so sad. He has nothing but good things to say about you.
     
  18. Sideswipe80

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    I loved in the marvel run when he tells the humans to stop poking him because they can't figure out where his voice is coming from in his alt mode lol. Funny scene.
     
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    It's been said, but Ratchet from the Animated and Marvel run were the best incarnations of the character. Otherwise he's mostly a background character.
     
  20. omegagoalie

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    Me too...I think his voice is perfect for the character. I think having Ratchet around is just the simplest way to explain without actually explaining how the Autobots heal up between and during the movies. It'd be cool if he got more lines but as long as he gets a few I'm happy :) 
     

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