most useless transformer (As characters)

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  1. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette It's Joke!!

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    As the title says, who did you think is the most useless transformer as a character?
     
  2. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Starscream.
    Lug.
    Anode.
    Swindle.
    Jazz.
     
  3. Prime Noble

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    Optimus Prime
    Kup
    Movie Drift
    Rattrap
    DJD. Started out interesting but got boring and 2 dimensional. Plus they killed Trailbreaker.
    Windblade
    Anode
    Perceptor
    Wheeljack. I hate know all scientists.
    Jetfire
    Alpha Trion
    Tailgate
    Bulkhead. Prime version was an insult to the Animated version with none of the charm.

    I hate adding my favourite Autobot Prowl to the list but IDW have made a mess of him.
    Same with Sunstreaker. Badass in Dreamwave, whiner in IDW.

    Nemesis Prime. Never gets a chance to shine. I did like him in the Last Knight though he didn't get his traditional black colour scheme. Prime version was the worst.

    The Wreckers. Overrated and boring.
    Pharma
    Blitzwing. I hate generic thugs.
    Insecticons. I hate sadistic 2d characters.
    IDW Ramjet. 2nd rate Starscream.
    G1 Predacons. Overrated.
    Devestator
    Bruticus
     
  4. AMG

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    Energon Ironhide
    Movie Devastator
    Every TFPrime & movie drone. The epitome of worthless.
     
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  5. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette It's Joke!!

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    Talking about useless, the first thing that came out of my mind would be Animated Ultra Magnus. The Leader Class figure is awesome , but everything that I can recall him doing in the show is get himself shoot and killed by Shockwave and loss his hammer to Optimus. At least Rodimus and Hot Shot in Animated tried their best to stop Oil Slick and some other Decepticons.

    That character is pretty bad. He didn't really do anything aside from getting half of his face destroyed by Mudflap (Who is also a useless character) and get shot by a railgun.
     
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    Movie Devastator
    Prime Starscream
    Animated Magnus
    IDW Sunstreaker
    IDW Prowl
    Most of the G1 cast tbh
     
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    G1 Blurr
    G1 Whelee....Make that all the minibots except Warpath, Bee and Powerglide.
    G1 Skylinx.
    G1 Blaster.
    Beast Wars Waspinator
    Beast Wars Scorponock
    Beast Machines pre-Rhinox tankor
     
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    IDW has recently killed my beloved Prowl.
     
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    Veleno Cannon Fodder

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    G1 Misfire.
     
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    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    A lot of the G1 cast.
     
  11. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Pretty much every Dinobot.
     
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    Waspinator...
     
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    I mean, it really depends on the continuity, and if the character is actually playing no effective role in the story despite taking up screentime. Prime Dreadwing and Smokescreen were ultimately pretty useless. Almost every character in Energon was essentially useless, particularly any Decepticons not named Megatron or Shockblast. You could also argue that Scorponok was sort of useless in Beast Wars.
     
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    Scorponok actually did stuff like infecting Optimus with a virus. Waspinator was useless being that he literally only existed to be blown up at least once per episode.

    Smokescreen also wasn't useless. He was annoying and a walking talking continuity error but he did have an important role to play in the story... a little too important for what a crappy character he was but yeah, he was far from useless.
     
  15. TFfanatic88

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    Every movieverse Decepticon.

    RiD Gasskunk, Slapper, and Darkscream
     
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    Lacimehc Tastes like medicine

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    A lot of G1 characters, especially in season 2. Did Prowl actually do anything in the cartoon?

    Also most of the Decepticons in the movies. They're pretty much just there to be killed.
     
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    Why just the Decepticons? The Autobots were pretty useless as well. Especially Ratchet, the dude had one job and do we ever see him doing his job? Worst medic EVER. Hell, Scalple was more of a medic than Ratchet ever was. That's pretty sad when the movie Decepticons have the better medic.

    And yeah, most of the G1 Transformers were useless. That series has far too many characters and most of them are pretty much just there. They're about as useful as extra or the random cameos we saw in Animated.
     
  18. Joeis4Jord4n

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    Lug - Anode has somewhat of a personality and somewhat of a purpose. The only thing Lug's got going for her is that she's transgender, and she was reincarnated recently. Other than that, you can take her out the story and everything is fine.

    Swerve - He does nothing but talks and talks and talks. He probably doesn't even do metallurgy anymore. He's dead weight.

    All of the Scavengers. - While their adventures have been funny, they haven't really found anything of value, besides hints towards the Grand Architect.

    Aileron - I'm not sure if she's Optimus Prime's assistant or secretary. She can't be his second in command, because that's Soundwave's position.

    Knock Out's Conjunx - Has he served any purpose beyond being fan service for Prime fan boys and girls.

    Whirl - a beat up and broke former Wrecker. I'm surprised he hasn't died already.
     
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    Only Armada Endo.

    Swindle?No Bruticus then!
     
  20. Optimum Supreme

    Optimum Supreme Go boom!

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    All of the cartoon Dinobots but Grimlock. They're just... so... stupid... unless being directly aimed at an enemy and pushed on by Grimlock, and he's no bright boy either. He's much better in the comics.
     

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