Perhaps Shockwave is a renegade?

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  1. Trypticon 2010

    Trypticon 2010 Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing in the film that establishes that Shockwave is working for Megatron/Sentinel Prime or is even a Decepticon at all.

    He attacks Prime and NEST in Chernobyl, which conflicts with the Decepticons plan for the Autobots to revive Sentinel Prime.

    In the Chicago battle, Shockwave appears to be a loner and has no back up from any other Decepticons. He never gets involved with the plan to bring Cybertron to Earth or the invasion.

    It seems like he has his own agenda. We don't know what it is, which adds to his mystery.
     
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    He is a Decepticon. In fact he's sent to Chernobyl to look for the Pillars, it's explained in the game.
     
  3. Fishdirt

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    Didn't he get a command to attack the building Shia was in?
     
  4. Oracle_Aesir

    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    Awww...I was hoping this would be a theory that he was one of the Go-Bot Renegades in disguise lol
     
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    The whole attack at Chernobyl was a setup to lead the autobot's on the trail to sentinel prime. Shockwave was only there to get the bots to worry why the cons wanted the part.
     
  6. Kraken

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    Nope, the recovery of the Ark engine part in Chernobyl was a major part of Megatrons plan to get Prime to go to the moon, recover Sentinel and revive him with the matrix. Shockwave, the Driller, and Laserbeak were there to make sure the humans did their part, and make sure that Prime recognised the importance of the engine part. Then in Chicago he and the driller were patrolling around the central pillar to protect it from a sneak attack.
     
  7. Trypticon 2010

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    Ah okay, clearly I missed something!
     
  8. RzaSharp

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    Prime and nest could still go on the intel provided by the russians. Shockwave didnt need to be there for Prime to "take the bait".
     
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    The part simply being there would have been enough to get Prime to want to go to the moon, but Shockwave's presence was there to add pressure on Prime to make him think the Cons were on the trail to discover the Ark and make him want to get there ASAP.

    Plus, the Shockwave attack also gave Laserbeak the chance to kill off the Russian guy without revealing himself to NEST.
     
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    Yes they did. otherwise Prime could have dragged his heels, taken his time, stayed calm, let himself be swayed into leaving sleeping dogs lie by the humans. By Shocky and the Dilller turning up, it spurred Prime on, got him angry, made him react. Job done.
     
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    Shockwave is a Decepticon Assasian, if you played the game, they explain it. Megs Scream Sound and Shocks meet in Africa and Megs orders him to travel to that warehouse to retrieve that Part for the ship (Ark)
     
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    Soundwave & Laserbeak announce that The Autobots "have taken the bait" after they recover the Ark part from Chernobyl.

    Plus Shockwave is with other Cons when Prime swoops in on his murder spree.
     
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    Plus remember that Laserbeak was watching NEST, the Autobots and (quite likely) the Shockwave battle as well, so he was definitely under orders

    Otherwise Laserbeak would have mentioned him to Megatron
     

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