Movie Bumblebee is heavily inspired by Mega Man

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  1. Basketball Jones

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    Examine the design of the helmet and presence of the arm cannon.

    The shape is similar to Mega Man's, while the Autobot symbol is in the place of the red crystal in Mega Man's helmet.

    The design does feature some notable differences (other than the large increase in complexity mandated by Hollywood), such as the shape of the boots.
     
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    I noticed that.
     
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    that's a bit of a leap to make. perhaps a better title might be 'movie bumblebee reminds me of megaman'

    all that they have in common is a round head with something on the forehead, and a gun on their arm. come on! he doesnt have any more in common with megaman than he does say with robocop 3: http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0107978/Robocop3_PUB01.jpg

    prime has a crest on his head and prominent abs and pecs and the same shaped sword as leonidas, but that doesn't mean i'm going to claim that his design was heavily inspired by 300
     
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    there's no proof of him being inspired by megaman, or X. he has a similarly shaped "helmet", but many robots do. many other transformers do. the autobot symbol is on his forehead, but that's just a typical design choice, and X isnt the first robot to have a forehead jewel anyways. arm cannon? megaman isnt the first robot to have one.
    and the boots? there's no similarity there at all. and megaman's boot design is taken from astro boy.

    you're really, really stretching. there's no real similarities at all.
     
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    or tean titans cyborg
     
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    Bumblebee should have been able to shoot Brawl with Barricade's W. Yo-Yo if that were the case. Then he could have taken down Megatron with Brawl's B. Missile.
     
  7. Bryan

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    It took me a minute, but then I :lolol  'd
     
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    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    dude that is morinc. yet i love it.
     
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    I love these insane connection theories about the movie that people are coming up with.
     
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    me too
     
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    Bay is an anime fan so I would believe he would have wanted the Transformers to come full circle with their Japanese origins. Personally when I saw Bumblebee, I see an actual bee, plus something bikerish about his overall design: the helmet, the arms, knees and feet all look like skater culture. I also think Megatron looks like a big cat.
     
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    You can just as easily say he was inspired by Samus Aran as she looks similar too
     
  15. flamepanther

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    I'm a huge Rockman fan, but I'm just not seeing that much resemblance. The entire aesthetic is radically different.
    More easily, in fact. At least both BB and Samus have a lot of yellow, and a complex techno-organic look.
     

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