Is Ratchet scared to fight?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    In episode 6, Optimus tells Ratchet to join him to see about the Decepticons moving energon. So they knew there were Decepticons there. Instead Ratchet says he'll stay behind and help the kids with their projects, even after he just made a fuss about them doing projects there at all.

    In the first 5 episodes he didn't flinch at the idea of going with Optimus to scout.

    In the episode where Megatron takes over Bee's body, Bee whoops Ratchet, who is only a scout and not a warrior as mentioned in a previous episode.

    So is Ratchet scared to fight or just not suited for it?

    He's my favorite Autobot in this series, even if he doesn't fight :/. I want to see him fight eventually though besides what he did in the first 5 episodes.
     
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    It's not fear, it's laziness.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

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    I guess that makes sense. Thanks.
     
  4. Saberfrost01

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    Put it this way. If the the medic goes down who fixes HIM?
     
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    Well that one is about knowing how to fight. Just because one is smaller than the other doesn't mean the the bigger one is automatically going to win the fight.
     
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    He sure didn't seem scared when he was cleaving through hordes of zombies in "Darkness Rising"...
     
  7. Rexidus

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    He's not scared of fighting. He just doesn't like it. Other bots are better at it so he wants to leave it to them. Plus as mentioned, he's the only medic. Who would patch them up if he jumps the Cliff, to turn a phrase.
     
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    Scared? Puh-leeze, he's the only available medic for the Autobots! He gets fucked up bad, who's gonna fix him?

    Which comes to mind after he fought that zombie hoard with Optimus and damaged his arm, Optimus wielded up a arm brace device for him. That doesn't mean much when it comes to more, serious matters.
     
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    It really doesn't make sense for the Medic to be much of a fighter unless it's his 2nd speciality.

    Also remeber Ratchet is quite old but then again Animated Ratchet did a lot of fighting even though he's older than Prime Ratchet.
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I didn't mention size at all.


    For everyone saying who would fix him, I get that. But then why does Optimus keep picking him first to go with him?
     
  11. Bountyan

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    I don't think he's scared. Even in the 5 part special Optimus told him to leave but he decided to stay and fight the Terrorcons. He might just not like fighting but when he has to he'll do his best and won't run away.
     
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    He was great in the 5 parter. I want to see him fight more!
     
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    Cant fix the medic if the medic is down.
     
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    Tehnically speaking wasn't Ratchet fighting Megatron, not Bee? Megs was in full control of the body at that point, well almost full. Also Ratchet didn't want to hurt a comrade while Megs could care less if Ratchet got harmed and only wanted him out of his way. You're in a severely disadvantaged situation when the person you're fighting is willing to use lethal force while you just want to incapacitate them and have to be careful due to that.

    To get back on track, Ratchet isn't cowardly and is always willing to do what needs to be done as you can see from Darkness Rising. He probably gets scared, but not more then any other bot in battle. He just doesn't like fighting, he gets no thrill out of it, so if he is not needed, he will stay out.
    Not to mention the fact that he is the only medic in the team and him being a medic hinting that it is not in his nature to hurt people.
     
  15. chaddi_90

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    I think he picked him because of experience, he needed someone with experience imo. Ratchet is much older and wiser than the younger bot.
     
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    He's not scared, he's just not good at it because he's NOT a fighter. He's a medic. The most he can do is hold off some weak slow zombies for some time. Even Bumbletron KICKED his ass hard.
     
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    Megatron was taking over Bee's body, though. So, it was really Megatron who whoops Ratchet, which makes sense, since Megatron is obviously more skilled in combat.
     
  18. Dinodigger97

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    Three reasons he don't fight
    1.he has to control that teleporty thing
    2.he is lazy
    3.he needs to make shere he needed that or not.
     
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    THIS.
     
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    I doubt its fear. However I feel that Ratchet doesn't like having to fight. Which is why he went with optimus to the grave valley. He didn't except to be fighting a small army of zombies.
     

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