Ratchets new vehicle mode in DOTM?

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  1. OmegaPrime22

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    Hey Just wondering did Ratchet have a new vehicle mode in DOTM? Cause in ROTF and the 1st movie he was yellow but in DOTM he was green whats up with that?
     
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    The colors are different, but the vehicle is the same.
     
  3. LacksAFace

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    Maybe people kept telling him, "LULZ U COPIED BUMBLEBEEZ".

    "You fools are terribly misinformed". Hence he got the paintjob.
     
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    It's the same Hummer H2 only the yellow paint faded into green. You can see it was green-ish yellow in ROTF then in DOTM, it was green but a bit dark.
    But why would he be green instead of yellow? :confused: 
     
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    Because none of the other bots are green.
     
  6. QLRformer

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    He should have been white, a classic G1 and med colour.

    But a G1 toy had Ratchet greenish, so it wasn't too different, though it took some getting used to.
     
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    He's not an ambulance in the movies. He is a Search & Rescue vehicle. Do S&R vehicles come in white?
     
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    Maybe thats why ratchet isnt such a great medic.
    Maybe he wasnt necissarily a medic, just the closest thing to one.
     
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    That's it! I think you just solved the mystery.
     
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    Did he even do anything medical? In the first movie he zapped a beam to Bumblebee's throat/Voice box/vocal processor and that's it. In the second movie he just ordered Jolt to use his whips to connect Jetfire's junk heap to Optimus, and nothing really in the third movie.
     
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    True. Ratchet gets the vote of most underused Transformer in all three films (though at least he's his affable G1 self and has no hangups like in ANIMATED or PRIME).

    The search/resuc Hummer H2, while in a sense more hardcore and tougher than a simple ambulance, hasn't really been seen enough around for renown (the last I heard of it was at some Chinese exhibition in 2010, the CIEPE or something). And as a medic, well, Ratchet hasn't done much, the closest he did as medic was examine Bumblebee and Sentinel Prime.

    As a medic, he needed to be showcased in a battlefield scene where he retrieves wounded humans and Autobots. Hopefully that'll happen in a sequel; Ironhide got showcased in DOTM after all.
     
  12. TylerMirage

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    No, he didn't. He had a new colour scheme, but other than that it was the same alt mode. :)  As to 'why'? Various reasons.

    1.) To sell more toys.
    2.) Other characters were changing and upgrading (Optimus, Bumblebee, Sideswipe), what says Ratchet couldn't/shouldn't?
    3.) Transformers upgrading (besides to sell toys) could also be attributed to them simply growing, aging, maturing, or even simply based on personal decisions, etc. Let me put it this way. Do you wear the same clothes everyday for three years straight? Do you look exactly the same today as you did 10 years ago? Figured not.

    And why, pray-tell, "should he have been white"? (Plus, I don't know if you noticed, but he's about white-and-green in DotM anyway...)
     
  13. AquamanOS

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    I think they just wanted to make him stand out more as a different color than Bumblebee. Especially since he's now the only supporting Autobot from the first film still alive.
     
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  15. cliffjumperftw1

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    You guys do know he was green through the entire movie trilogy, right? Trust me, I saw the actual rachet vehicle in person.
     
  16. The F.N.G.

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    Yeah, I don't understand how everyone is seeing Ratchet as yellow. He's green. A yellowish green maybe, but nowhere near the same colour as Bumblebee.
     
  17. TylerMirage

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    Nope, he didn't. Same vehicle mode; same structure, same model, different colour scheme =/= "new vehicle mode".

    Otherwise known as chartreuse; a color halfway between yellow and green. Like a puke-ish yellow.
     
  18. Ultrawave

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    Aside from reattaching Bumblebee's legs offscreen at the end of the first movie.
     
  19. AquamanOS

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    Everyone got beat up after every film, and he repaired then. He made Optimus sparkly new in DOTM after he was all cracked and smashed in ROTF.
     
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    Great DOTM Voyager figure, kind of wished he had a variant like Iron Hide. The red def. stands out in deluxe class figure...
     

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