Ratchet and Bumblebee Are missing a weapon?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by DarkRobin, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. DarkRobin

    DarkRobin Well-Known Member

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    Unlike most Transformers series.

    The Autobots and Decepticons don't carry hand-held weapons, instead, the weapons are transformed from within their hands or arms. Skyquake seems to be one exception.

    Edit: Wheeljack also demonstrated using hand-held swords only

    For the Autobots, they each have a type of melee or bladed weapon and blasters.

    But Bumblebee only has blasters, and Ratchet only has blades.

    Any thoughts as to why they seem to be missing an alternate weapon?
    Or they simply haven't used them yet?
     
  2. The F.N.G.

    The F.N.G. Well-Known Member

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    While Bumblebee doesn't appear to have a melee weapon like the other Autobots, he does just fine punching them with his fists. On the other hand, Ratchets lack of a ranged weapon really stands out. There's been several instances where a gun would have been good, yet he didn't draw one. Probably connected to his being a Medic.

    Also, Wheeljack has hand-held swords.
     
  3. shroobmaster

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    Bumblebee punched a hole inside a dude and ripped his internals off.

    Giving him handheld weapons would make the Autobots instantly win the war.
     
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    well, Ratchet had that welder (that's what google says, I don't know how to say it in english) that he used to torture the miner decepticon in Faster, Stronger
     
  5. DarkRobin

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    Yeah, I forgot about Wheeljack's swords, thanks for reminding me.

    I did think the reason Ratchet only has blades is because those were originally intended for medical, surgery purposes. But for the brains of the group, it seems foolish of him not to add a projectile/energy weapon.

    Maybe his light/torch is supposed to serve as an alternate weapon.
     
  6. Ribieconvoy

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    Ratchet has definitely shown he's capable enough to use his welder/ surgical metal cutter as a weapon. Just ask that Miner.
     
  7. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    Yeah,ask Dave! :D 
     
  8. Mechafire

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    Bumblebee's melee weapons are indeed his FISTS OF FURY

    And I kinda dig the idea that Ratchet, as the medic, has no ranged weapons. Still wouldn't mind if he did, though.
     
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    I thought Arcee's blasters were handheld
     
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    No. They transform from her arms
     
  11. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    That reminds me, did Cliffjumper have blades?
     
  12. Sinnertwin

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    Yeah, in his chest
     
  13. seekerblackout

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    I see what you did there...
     
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    Ratchet's weapon is like a Healing Gun for the Autobots,and Bumblebee's melee Weapon is his strings for Animated.
     
  15. Overlord Balder

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    I think Ratchet will pull out a BAMF and use both the Immobilizer and the Polary Gauntlet as his main weapons on the season finale.
     
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    Phht. Ratchet has eye lasers. Duh!
     
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    Wheeljack has a blaster too but he only uses it once.

    BB is fine with his fists since he apparently graduated the Autobot academy as the boxing champ.

    Ratchet it unusual although he does have the polarity gauntlet and immobilizer in a functional state so he could wind up using those. Especially the gauntlet because that would just be such a blatant reference to Animated and would be really awesome.

    I find it curious that Skyquake is the only robot that uses only handheld weapons. He's got a minigun in the show and the toy has a sword but neither converts from his hands in any way.

    edit: Wait, does Airachnid have a ranged weapon other than her webbing?
     
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    She's fired lasers from her palms in predatory and partners
     
  19. Kostya

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    Okay but she doesn't turn her hands into an actual gun right? That means she also has none transforming weapons.
     
  20. rxlthunder

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    Well, Wheeljack does have that arm cannon.....
     

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