Is First Lieutenant a Decepticon military rank?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by DemonessQ3A, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. DemonessQ3A

    DemonessQ3A Well-Known Member

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    Spoilers alert!
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    In episode 39 Triangulation, when starscream was captured by Dreadwing, Dreadwing said "…………as the first lieutenant of Megatron……" Starscream was surprised: "first lieutenant? that's my position……oh that was……"

    Before I looked up in my English-Chinese dictionary, I wondered why Decepticon second-in-command has so low a military rank. Then I picked up the dictionary thinking there may be other explanations of this phrase. But it also says "a military rank, higher than second lieutenant, below captain". (Not sure if the dictionary is outdated.)

    What does this "first lieutenant" mean here?
     
  2. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    Second in Command.
     
  3. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    'Lieutenant' can just mean second-in-command.
     
  4. Plainsjumper

    Plainsjumper Well-Known Member

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    It's an informal usage.
     
  5. KikBlava

    KikBlava Well-Known Member

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    No. If it was a Decepticon rank, then in the 2007 movie Optimus would basically be calling Jazz a con.
     
  6. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    in wfc Ratchet is one of optimus prime's lieutenants. Megatron had 3 : soundwave, starscream, shockwave while starscream was his 1st lieutenant
     

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