Ratchet = Homage? *possible spoilers*

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  1. Optimus_Prowl

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    Is Ratchet an homage to Powermaters in some way? I mean he works with Omega to control him and guide him or whatever and Omega almost doesn't know what's going on without him. Does this make Ratchet a Power/Headmaster of sorts?

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Sideswipe80

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    Nah, I don't think so. If anything it's a homage to anime like Gundam where a pilot controls a giant mech.
     
  3. Shark Jumper

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    I always thought the cockpit of Omega kinda reminded me of Big O...
     
  4. Optimus_Prowl

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    I dunno, I wasn't thinking physically , I was thinking more like he had a shared symbiotic kinda relationship with omega. Ya know?
     
  5. Sideswipe80

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    I don't know, I see what you mean but still don't think it was powermaster homage. But I do see where you are coming from.
     
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    I can see it if I squint very hard...
     
  7. Optimus_Prowl

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    Maybe Headmasterish?
     
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    Nah I think the Headmaster fills that role.
     
  9. underwear-ninja

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    Um... No? Seriously why does everyone think everything has to be some sort of homage? Ratchet is pretty much Omega's mentor and probably best friend- Ratchet is the George Milton to Omega's Lenny Small.
     
  10. Napjr

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    Well, to be fair, Ratchet´s job with Omega was to be a "Jiminy Cricket" kind of pal
     
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  11. Optimus_Prowl

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    But Ratchet isn't just the mentor or Jiminy Cricket of Omega he's the holder of the code that activates and deactivates the bot. This is where I think I was getting Powermaster from, the idea that Omega needs Ratchet to activate, otherwise he uses Allspark Crystals.
     
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    We really only see the activation code being used once, sort of like just turning him "on" and the allspark fragments are very likely a result of Omega having been in a modified stasis lock (I'm guessing Ratchet can do this to any bot if need be) for who knows how long. Omega is also shown to be pretty capable of moving on his own without anyone controlling him manually.

    I think the information is way too vague to be a refference or homage to anything, least of all powermasters.
     
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    Yeah its a homage to pinochio
     
  14. underwear-ninja

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    When he lies, his chin gets bigger (haha I made an Animated funny)
     
  15. Smasher

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    I understand where you drew the connections from, but I don't see it myself.
     
  16. GrimlockAutobot

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    Nah....I think the similarities between him and a powermaster are a coincidence.
     
  17. HiKaizer

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    I think that perhaps you are taking the activation code a little too literally for a metaphor. I saw it more as a bond of absolute trust, like the one that a very small child has to a parent. Ratchet doesn't literally control Omega Supreme. He does order him, technically, but his role is more of a parent, a tutor and a friend. Therefore it is indeed very much like Jimminy Cricket. Only I don't think Omega Supreme wants to be a real boy...he just wants to sleep, the poor guy.
     
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    No.
     
  19. Optimus_Prowl

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    Hmm. I guess your right. I kinda thought I may be stretching for a leg. I also thought it would be a kinda cool homage thing. I guess I got my answer though so this can be locked/deleted/whatever. Thanks for the debate guys?

    Unless you guys wanna keep talking about the bond between ratchet/omega?
     
  20. Smasher

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    I don't think we'll really get to see it play out since Season 3 is nearly over already and it's the last season (apparently).
     

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