1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    He never fights, unlike G1 Ratchet, Animated Ratchet and Movie Ratchet. We never see him on the battlefield are we going to see see him in action?
     
  2. janeDoe001

    janeDoe001 Well-Known Member

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    We did -- he fought for his life with Optimus in the valley against all those zombie bots... wow, that sounded like a movie of the week moment.


    jD001
     
  3. Heat Blast

    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

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    Darkness Rising
     
  4. Xaddion

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    He's too busy using his giant scalpel blades at the base. For dissection.
     
  5. Quantum_Penguin

    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    He fought in the pilot beside Optimus against the dark energon zombies. Quite effectively, too. That said, you are right about his absence from the battlefield being conspicuous in later episodes. As he's a medic I would think he'd be most useful on the field, especially when Optimus was knocked out in "Convoy".

    My guess is that since the Autobots are short on personnel, and the kids aren't yet competent with cybertronian technology, they need him at base as more of a tactical/science officer. Prime and Ratchet probably don't want a repeat of what happened in the pilot where the other Autobots went on an escapade and stranded them all without the ground bridge. So unless the kids become able to bridge people, they build a Teletraan 1 equivalent, or another Autobot joins the team, Ratchet is going to be the one "guarding the base" most of the time.
     
  6. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Team Prime only has one medic. They lose him, they're screwed.
     
  7. Faded-Myth

    Faded-Myth Oddbot

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    He proved his mettle in Darkness Rising. And frankly, Ratchet has more important things to do at base. And while it's good to see him fighting, frankly I'd rather see less characters be warriors and focus more on their specialties. (The one issue I had with Wheeljack, as much as I loved his character).
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    What the bloody hell was all that zombie-slicing in Darkness Rising then?

    He can fight, but chooses not to. To me that's a stronger character trait for someone in conflict. Any dumbass can swing a blade at another dumbass. He has his own business: patching up the dumbasses.
     
  9. Autob ironhide

    Autob ironhide Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt mind seeing him scrap it with the cons again.
     
  10. MaxLinden

    MaxLinden Auto-Con

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    Seriously not paying attention!
    Darkness Rising, chopping up zombies..... Epic battle.... How could you forget that!

    And he has fought in the past.... He old, leave the dude be....
    He is the best Ratchet we ever got next to animated (At least in a TV/movie).
     
  11. Philip164

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    Ditto; sad with the exception to part one of Darkness Rising he also never Transforms. :( 
     
  12. SuzyPrime

    SuzyPrime The friendly lurker

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    Seems like he stays behind for a couple reasons:
    • he's mature (old)
    • to operate the ground bridge
    • to use his medic/science/tech support capacity
    • to "guard the base" :) 

    Makes sense.
     
  13. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    ^ This.
     
  14. Cyber Star

    Cyber Star Why so Geewun, Loser?

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    zombie cons
     

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