Isn't it about time we got an Autobot flyer

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Grimlock22, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Grimlock22

    Grimlock22 Some sort of artist

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    So i was thinking in most series we get an autobot with a flying alt mode by at least season 2 so dose any one else think we should get new bot(s) if so can fly if so who ? I'd like Jetfire and jetstorm and them to combined into safeguard like in animated or Powerglide so we can get a deluxe class one for once
     
  2. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Wing Saber

    Or UT Jetfire
     
  3. AxionPrime

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    To quote Rachet: 'Autobots don't fly!'
     
  4. Super Lazuli

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    This has struck me as kind of weird.

    Prime is in the Aligned continuity, is it not? If it is, then we know of at least three Autobots that can fly (Jetfire, Air Raid, and Silverbolt, plus I *think* this version of Perceptor can too, but I may be remembering wrong), so....what's the deal with that, really?

    I assume there's a reason, on some meta level, but I can't figure out what it is.
     
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  6. Nope

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    Cosmos, please.
     
  7. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    My first instinct is to say "RotF Jetfire-inspired character, please!".

    But honestly, I'd way rather have a new character (or at least, a character that hasn't seen the spotlight for a while) show up to be the Autobots' flyer. Air Raid, Jetstorm, Stratosphere, whatever. Name slapping isn't new, so they could pretty much take any aerial Autobot character and name him whatever aerial-esque name they wanted and throw him on Team Prime. I'd be okay with that.
     
  8. Arashistorm

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    Haven't shown up yet/have a reason to come to earth, or they are dead in prime. The two autobots that we HAVE seen come to earth only got there by coincidence really, so its not real big surprise. Plus 3 flying autobots out of however many that are land based vehicles--odds are land based ones would be showing up.

    (But let's not forget Blades is around...if you're into counting Rescue Bots and Prime as two sides of the same coin in terms of the world).



    IMO though, a flying autobot would get too much screentime, or contradict a lot of what happens when he/she shows up. Any weird signals or missions tha tneed to be done would no longer really require the ground bridge, since the bot could just fly there. Travel is much easier for the bot that doesnt have to use the ground--and therefore, the groundbridge either becomes underused or the fact that he can fly becomes pointless...but that's just my opinion. Perhaps if a massive crowd of autobots are introduced, one of them should be a flyer, when attention can be spread to a mass of new characters.
     
  9. minimaster

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    i wouldn't mind g1 Jetfire/Skyfire. Use him as a second scientist to ratchet.

    However, play up the fact that he may be a flyer, he's a scientist with minimal combat knowledge, who struggles to hold his own against the decepticon air warriors. Much as they did in IDW ongoing a little while back.
     
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    Jetfire. Pure and simple. No ROTF or Animated. Though I respected the ROTF version, I would go for the G1/WFC version.
     
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    Yeah...an autobot flier!
     
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    Because, much liek the endless army of Vehicons and Insecticons, they want the Autobots to seem at a clear disadvantage and paint their side as a sympathetic struggle.

    In theory. The Autobots completely flatten anyone they fight so it's not like it works out but still, there's a reason they don't have flyers or anything that could put them on equal ground or above the Decepticons.
     
  13. PcPrime23

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    It'd be nice to get a G1/WFC/FOC Jetfire.
     
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    Not likely, we just got Smokescreen. We'll have to wait another season and a half before another new Autobot who isn't already dead and not Wheeljack can join the team.

    Y'know, because status quo.
     
  15. TylerMirage

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  16. Super Lazuli

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    Well, they'll introduce new characters when they've got the toys ready for them, most likely.
     
  17. Autobot Burnout

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    Counterpoint: Smokescreen doesn't appear to even have a Cyberverse toy planned, at least AFAIK
     
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    Yes. Hell, I'll even take a tank. There seems to be a lack of alt mode variety in this show.
     
  19. Sideways77

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    RoTF-inspired Jetfire. I loved that version.

    I need moar...
     
  20. Super Lazuli

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    Warpath, anyone?

    There aren't enough military Autobots, IMO.

    Well that's certainly unusual.

    All I know is that it usually corresponds to toys, so I assumed the same was true here. Maybe not.
     

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