Insecticons confuse me...

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Shizuka, May 6, 2012.

  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    So... In robot mode they're indestructible but in alt mode they can get shot down in one hit? I doubt that.

    I think in the last episode with the swarm a lot were cannon-fodder but that wa a bad decision as it just made the Insecticons seem inconsistent. Are they strong or not? In Tunnel Vision again, Bumblebee and Arcee were struggling to fight just one of them while in the episode before they were shooting through them.
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    Ever played a game where you have to kill enemies on foot by bashing them, but you can one-hit-kill flying enemies because after you hit them they go twirling around the air and crash against something?

    It's the same logic. If you rewatch Armada and pay attention you will see that every single Insecticon that gets taken down is because of something interrupting their line of flight. Megatron specifically shoots one in the wing which makes him slowly spin away, the two chasing Arcee get taken out by crashing against each other mid-air, none of them were actualy killed and exploded with a single blow like Vehicons get, just had their air superiority used against themselves.
     
  3. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I could have sworn that Optimus simply shot one which caused it to crash. The wing is one thing but the body is different seeing as in robot mode it can take a hit.
     
  4. Ash from Carolina

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    Maybe they are like the original Green Lantern and wood is their weakness. Blasting them doesn't seem to do much good when there is only one of them but if one of them runs into a tree boom instant kill.

    But on the serious side, yea the power level varies a great deal so the Autobots can always win by putting a little bit of effort into it.
     
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    What i dont understand is if they are so powerful to the point megatron had a tough time beating one, why they just dont have the whole swarm take out the autobots. 5 bots could never beat hundreds of insecticons.
     
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    They're as powerful as the writers need them to be.

    That's it.
     
  7. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    I support shroobs logic. makes more since.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Your a smart cookie Shroob, :thumb 
     
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    The lesson I learned from Tunnel Vision: Shocky Rail Road tracks beat advanced alien weapons.

    The more you know!
     
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    I think what happened in Armada was just an oversight by the writers. They seem to be back in full strength in the most recent episode.
     
  11. knightmare6

    knightmare6 Reflector In Disguise

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    Ninja Logic, one is powerful, many is weak...
     
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    Agreed. They are more vulnerable and have different weaknesses in flight mode. Just like the Decepticons and Autobots are more vulnerable in their alt modes.
     
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    Agreed. Here is a longwinded post I made about this very issue in the
    "WTF@TFW: Grillmada" discussion thread:
    That and please remember Optimus and Megatron are both 'Bawses'.
    Arcee's blasters do minor wounding damage on regular Vehicons.
    An Insecticon is shown to be way more butch than a vehicon trooper.
     
  14. LCDR Blindside

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    *strangles for quoting TVTropes*

    And OP, I've basically been saying Shroobmaster's argument ever since Armada aired. If you took an F-15 and put it on legs, it'd be pretty damn hard to kill too; planes are just more vulnerable than tanks. Also, though the logic of delicate bug-wings on these friggin' tank beetles escapes me, that is a huge weakness of theirs.
     
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    Shockwave was having an off day. :p 
     
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    Haven't you seen a bug-zapper in action? :D 
     
  17. ISleepNow

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    Able writers = Able Insecticons
    Sucky writers = Sucky insecticons
     
  18. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 Heart Like a Hand Grenade

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    Love using that strategy against helicopters. Sometimes they kill their own buddies.
     
  19. HatRabies

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    Seriously, how did this get missed? So much this.

    Insecticons thus far have been inconsistent. I highly doubt theres any real reason for it besides making sure the Autobots win.
     
  20. Stilez

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    simple aint it, cant fly without a wing, wings=weakness, if u notice, everyone was shooting the sides of them near the wing, and they just crashed and burned, like a plane, cant fly without a wing, when megatron was fighting one, 1) he didnt have a gun, and 2), it wasnt flying, when they were mass destroying them, the only reason they got killed was because of the impact on the floor, not the shooting -_-
     

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