[Region 2] Contest #2: Shrapnel vs Hoist

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Contest #2: Shrapnel vs Hoist

Poll closed Jan 28, 2009.
  1. Shrapnel

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  2. Hoist

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  1. OptimusSolo

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    [Region 2] Contest #2: #5 Seed Shrapnel vs #12 Seed Hoist

    Voting ends at 12:01 am(CT), January 28th, 2009.

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    Shrapnel:
    The eccentric way in which Shrapnel parses his dialogue may seem endearing at first, first. Others are soon to discover that his seemingly benign tic is merely the gateway to a frighteningly twisted and perverse mind, even for a Decepticon, Decepticon. A master of electricity, his dark desires put this skill to use on his victims, victims. Nothing delights him more than to see how they squirm from his touch, touch.

    Hoist:
    If Ratchet is the Autobots' chief surgeon, then Hoist is their family doctor. Everyone reports to Hoist for routine check-ups and maintenance, no exceptions! A jovial, friendly robot, the up-beat Hoist enjoys his job and it shows. He speaks with a cultured British-sounding accent and can usually be found playing "Dr. Watson" to his friend Grapple's troubled artist in his off-hours.

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  2. OptimusSolo

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    I am completely undecided on this one but leaning towards Shrapnel.

    Can someone lay down the ground work for both competitors.

    What would it take/how would Shrapnel come away victorious?
    What would it take/how would Hoist come away the victor??
     
  3. Maximus_Prime

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    Shrapnel would clone itself and confuse and take out Hoist IMO

    Shrapnel=winner
     
  4. OptimusSolo

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    Hey the Poll is back so cast your vote through that

    Sorry for going back and forth but most people like this format better...
     
  5. Skylock

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    Shrapnel, his pose in that picture says nothing but win.
     
  6. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    SHRAPNAL would fry and overload every last circuit in Hoist's retarded looking body Buaaaahahahahaha

    or he'd summon all the droves of insecticons and they'd eat his sorry ass. :D 
     
  7. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Pointless Maximus!
     
  8. Wyvern

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    Shrapnel is cooler so he wins. Hoist is such a tool. FTP!
     
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    lets see the dude who can command lightning bolts or the family doctor... I'd say Shrapnel
     
  10. OptimusSolo

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    No one can come up with a scenario in which Hoist would win??
     
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    I guess if Hoist had time to do anything before the fight he could build something to absorb his lightning attacks and use that to destory shrapnel and any clone he has, if how ever they are just droped in a ring and told to go for it shrapnel would win no problem.
     
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    Best I can do is- Hoist launches his heat seeker's from a distance to distract Shrapnel, then transforms so his tires insulate him from lighting attacks, then drives straight for Shrapnel at top speed hauling a 400,000 lb. whatever behind him. He cuts left at the last instant and crushes his foe wining the contest. However his top speed is probably only around 65 mph, so I really don't think this would work. Winner Shrapnel.
     
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    Hoist uses some Cosmic Raid on the bugger...

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    Shrapnel still wins
     
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    Hmmm.... maybe if Hoist got lucky.... Like the scene in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis goes back to his apartment to get his watch and catches John Travolta coming out of the bathroom and blows him away with his own gun he had left on the kitchen counter... that's probably the only way.
     
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    I'm not sure why but in the cartoons they always portrayed the insecticons as just being crappy grunt frontline robots who just got their butts kicked. Going solely by this and not by the tech specs or anything else, I give the win to Hoist. As a maintenance bot I'm sure he's got quite the knowledge of how to break down a robot in the most simplistic hits and moves. I think Hoist could pick apart Shrapnel assuming he can defend and stay away from his attacks. Decepticons mostly just get cocky and brawl instead of fighting intelligently so I think that is another advantage that goes in Hoist's favor. I smell an upset in this fight with Hoist picking Shrapnel apart and blowing him to pieces.

    But just for the record, I agree, that picture of Shrapnel is just pure win. If it was a picture contest, Shrapnel would be going to the finals for that pose.
     
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    two words clone beams
    winner = shrapnel
     
  17. deltaprime

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    Shrapnel died like 3 times in the movie, but kept coming back! :rolleyes: 
     
  18. OptimusSolo

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    Krazykarl you almost had me convinced but Shrapnel is just the faster, stronger, more bad-asser bot in this one.
     
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    Shrapnel in about 18 seconds. Shrapnel has the clones, the lightning, and the aggression to devastate Hoist. I don't really buy the notion that the Insecticons were mere front line grunts, as there were a number of episodes that involved the Insecticons almost beating the Autobots just as a trio, and even the Decepticons. They had their own base, their own interests, and Megatron always had to solicit their help. The trio were not team players.

    The only way Hoist could possibly not die would be if he was preloaded with the insecticon repellant from that one episode.
     
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    Final Count

    Contest #2 is official with a final score of

    Shrapnel - 29
    Hoist - 6

    Again, discussion can continue but all voting for this contest is FINAL at this time. For the overall grid or the next matchup check the "March Madness Tournament" or the "Contest 3" threads.
     

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