LongArm...(Spoiler)

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  1. Prime's Pappa

    Prime's Pappa Animated Forever

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    Long Arm (Shockwave) is a Prime? Did anyone else catch that from AutoBoot Camp? So now we technically have another Prime, at least that is what BB called him. What a nice twist, a Prime (Head of Intel no less) is really a decepticon. This show is outstanding. I do have to say that Shockwave is pretty loyal since he has been there for quite some time and could just chill with a nice Prime ranking job and forget about Megs.
     
  2. Legless Pete

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    Hrm. His light green colors may be a homage to Scourge/Nemesis prime, eh?
     
  3. Jacer

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    but he is probably been giving megs info for a while so if he decides to be a bot, megs still has a lot of info about the autobots.
     
  4. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Longarm Prime sounds so wrong but the fact he's a con makes it so right :p 
    That Ultra Magnus really is useless
     
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    I love how corrupt the Autobot high-rankings are. It really makes Animated stand out from the usual Autobots are all good type thing. It also reinforces how the main cast are the best, even though individually they're they worst at what they did. Optimus Prime is probably the most noble Autobot out there.
     
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    We're talking about a master-spy. It's not fair to give Ultra Magnus the blame for that. Nobody knows what the true allegiance of Longarm are. After all, it's not that Longarm's (fake) eyes are red or purple...
     
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    Totally agree. Animated has given the Autobot faction more development than it has ever had in any other TF cartoon.
     
  8. Legless Pete

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    I find it odd how decepticons have two possible eye colors (purple and red) while autobots only have one.
     
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    My theory is that he's an homage to Double Dealer, another Decepticon with an Autobot alter ego. His colours and alt mode are quite similar.

    And while we're at it, looking at his design, colours, powers and sycophantic personality, I'm fairly certain that Lugnut was originally conceived to be Shockwave. Probably something that got juggled at the last minute for whatever reasons...

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    Marty Isenberg has pulled a real well-done reversal of roles with Magnus, Sentinel, and Optimus
     
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    spoiler

    i hope you all know "Longarm Prime " is really Shockwave
     
  12. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I think "Longarm"'s design is a pretty nice interpretation of the Movie toy. The head is more or less spot on - just swap the Autobrand on Movie Longarm's head for the red eye. I thought that was really clever.

    The name Shockwave really would fit Lugnut, too - the POKE on its own would justify the name, because when it works, it generates a huge shockwave. But I honestly prefer this version of Shockwave because it is true to the roots of the G1 character, and a homage to the "Shackwave" toy colours!
     
  13. Laser_Optimus

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    Yeah, I think it's great that Shockwave is now Longarm 'Prime'. It really shows just how good a spy he is that he was able to work his way up through the ranks and become the head of Intel.

    I also like how corrupt the Autobot higher ups are... like Split Lip said... it's a nice switch from the 'Autobots are all super good' that we usually see. Optimus is truly the most noble of all the Autobots (and this is even acknowledged by Magnus to some extent). I still say at some point (perhaps when they finally decide to show Prime become Supreme Commander if that's ever in the cards) that they need to totally shake up the Autobot High Command with all the 'dirty little secrets' comming to light.
     
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    What does "Prime" mean in the Animated universe?
     
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    Then again, what little dirty secrets are we talking about? The only thing they wanted to keep secret is Megatron still being alive, so as to not spread panic amongst the population at home.
     
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    It's a high ranking title.

    Oh, who knows, stuff like Longarm would be one and than I'm sure they could come up with other stuff like that. The entire Autobot military reeks of corruption or just sheer arrogance & overconfidence. Like I said in another thread about this... I'd love for the Decepticons to actually beat the Autobots and temporarily take over Cybertron for an entire season to put the majority of the Autobots in their place. Ultra Magnus captured, guys like Sentinel getting their commupance and the 'useless repair crew' becoming the true heros when they manage to lead the retaking of Cybertron from the Decepticons at the end of the season. Though, I'd love to see Jazz & Blurr take center stage in a season like that too as they both seem to be alright (more so than any of the other Autobots from Cybertron we've seen that aren't part of the main cast).
     
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    They must heve done something terrible to Wasp to make him that insane. Having his career taken away wouldn't do that to the fella, but Autobot torture might...
     
  18. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    I was thinking the same thing....but it's also a good way of explaining why he spoke like that (seeing how he spoke before he got captured)....I really liked Wasp in this ep...I hope we see more of him.
     
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    It's a military rank above Minor and below Ultra, but we don't really know much more.

    Regarding Wasp - remember he's been in prison for over 50 years. Even without torture it'd be enough to make him snap.
     
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    Just wait till you see the toy.
     

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