Maw of the Abyss

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  1. Meta777

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    One of the most dramatic changes to Shockwave for the movies, other then his choice in pets and skeletal frame, is the presence of a mouth.

    Did I say mouth? I should have said: UNHOLY MANDIBLES OF NIGHTMARES (OH GOD WHY?!), which we shall now acronym as 'UMON'

    Of course, I had to wonder: Is there an ulterior purpose for this facial purpose, these UMON? Does Shockwave have some in-depth reason for his unique visage?

    Is it simply fear? Shockwave's grim maw, opening into that evil hiss, would definitely cause many people to go find a new pair of pants, and would be very useful in inspiring terror into the hearts of his foes.

    Or perhaps Shockwave is actually a vampire. Leaping onto unsuspecting Autobots, his teeth extend into a horrible proboscis that digs into the inner workings of his prey and drains them of Energon.

    Alternatively, he gnaws their faces off. Either way is scary 0_0

    What do you think? Is the UMON simply a neat visual feature? Or it is proof that Shockwave can, and will, eat your very soul.....
     
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    He needs it to eat his favorite pastries.
     
  3. Meta777

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    You made my day, dude. Rock on! :D 
     
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    It's so he can umon-nom-nom his enemies.

    Personally I'm not fond of a mouth on any Shockwave, but they gave him one eye and his 'ears' so I guess two out of three isn't so bad.

    I know this isn't G1 but a creepy mandible hissing thingy just doesn't give me any logical Shockwave vibes. I own the figure though and it's one of my favourites, so I must've liked something about the design.
     
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    He doesn't have a face so he has those to take other peoples faces in a desperate attempt to get one for himself so he can be accepted.
     
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    all he's lacking is a nose. and in all reality, a nose on shocky would look ridiculous.
     
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    Well I don't really count those so called UMON as a mouth.
     
  8. Meta777

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    Arthropods would :p 
     
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    I pretend they're just robo alien muscles moving.
     
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    I'd say it's just a facial feature really, a bit like how the disks on the side of Prime's head rotate and move seemingly on their own accord.
     
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    I would have liked to see it move when he...you know...talked...but yeah.
     

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