Our Weapon Specialist, Ironhide

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  1. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Optimus Prime: Leader. Bumblebee: Scout. The Twins: Warriors (Juniors, most likely). Ratchet: Medical Officer. Sideswipe: Combat Instructor. Que: Inventor.
    Wreckers: Engineers. Ironhide: Weapon Specialist???

    Just what does Ironhide do as a "Weapon Specialist"? The Autobots already have Warriors like The Twins, and Que is the inventor who appears to actually build their weaponry. Does it mean he's an advanced class soldier? Does he help upgrade weapons? All he seems to do in the movies is fight and give commands, we never really know just WHAT he does as Weapons Specialist.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    I looked on Google, and most of the definitions are being able to use a variety of weapons efficiently. That fits him pretty well, and the toy reflects it even better (the leader has 3 guns and a knife, and Recon Ironhide has a bunch more)
     
  3. Dinodigger97

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    They just gave him that title because HE'S FRICKING TRIGGER-HAPPY!!!

    YEEEEEEAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. The F.N.G.

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    THat's pretty much I got from it. Weapon Specialist = Good with Guns. And in the Autobots case, Ironhide's the best of the bunch.
     
  5. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Hmm, all I found was something about a film crew member who handles props...
     
  6. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    checklist for weapons specialist's traits:

    1) good with weapons (already mentioned)
    2) having an "attitude", (influenced by (1))
    3) usually older than most guys in the same troop
    4) grumpy
    5) in spite of (1), usually gets killed by the end of movie
     
  7. qwerty

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    i only see 1 weapon specialist in TF Trilogy...it's Optimus Prime pulling out a shit load of guns and swords in battle..
     
  8. Autoclot

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    I think "weapons specialist" is code for "walking armoury". It's kinda like in Babylon 5 when Centauri torturers were referred to as "pain technicians".
     
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    He's probably just the autobots sharpshooter.
     
  10. rook

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    Its funny cuz we see Optimus being a Swiss army kit and Bumblebee becoming Megaman with shoulder missiles. They look more like weapon specialists than Ironhide.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    He's the Autobots Heavy Weapons Guy.
     
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    Ebay:
    First Transformers

    Ironhide and Rachet escorting Sam to the building with the allspark. StarScream flys in and makes Ironhide and Rachet look like little school boys. Owns them with his cannon and rockets. He transforms and flys out leaving Rachet and Ironhide <<Knees buckling , probably thinging WTF ?!?!?! WTH ?!?!?!? What the heck just happened?

    Ironhide didn't look like the so called "Weapons Specialist" then.

    They just got schooled in StarScream 101 **Hit and Run**
     

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