Retreat!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by 0MEGATR0N, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. 0MEGATR0N

    0MEGATR0N Robot/Gladiator

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    What is with Megs and the word RETREAT!, I had recently bought season 1 of G1 and almost every episode has the decepticons running away, as bad ass as they come off to be the decepticons sure run away alot, hell everytime something goes even a little bit wrong megatron is yelling it, I say they need to stay and fight the autobots, not run! lets face it, if they actually stood and fought I think they could actually win, looks at the fighting stats...
    DECEPTICONS:almost all ex gladiators led by a champion gladiator

    vs

    AUTOBOTS:a motley crue of somewhat trained fighters led by a records clerk

    Decepticons...ATTACK!!!stop running lol,ok,end of rant.
     
  2. gambit020480

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    I don't know, but you are right. And considering he is always ripping Starscream for supposedly being a coward....

    I think Megs might be the real coward, and was in coward denial. Thus the reason for him always throwing Starscream under the bus every chance he got. Cowards always need scapegoats.
     
  3. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Welcome to the status quo of 80s cartoons.
     
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    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Because if they faught to the end, then the SERIES would be over real quick.
     
  5. boxorak

    boxorak Lovable Noob

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    I think 0MEGATR0N wanted an in-universe answer.
     
  6. Fierceawakening

    Fierceawakening Deceptigeek

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    This.
     
  7. TwilightNero

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    Megatron always made well calculated plans that he never expected to fail, and once they did fail, he always neglected to make a back up plan and he never wanted to be without some sort of strategy so thats why he ordered the retreat. =) thats and it's a freakin '80s cartoon, every villain did that during the '80s lol
     
  8. Rodimus Major

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    His goal was rarely to fight the Autobots, it was to steal Energon or some device or something. Usually he retreated to get away with whatever Energon he could, or with whatever else he was after, there was no point to fight after that.
    Of course, sometimes he was just soundly beaten.
    I know this probably sounds like "OMG he's making excuses and trying to find logic in GEEWUNN!!!1111" but really, I only noticed this last time I went through the series.
     
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    Cobra Commander had the same problem, except a little different. He called retreat so much that, at times, his troops would just retreat on their own. Then he'd be like "Keep fighting, cowards" before ultimately retreating himself. IIRC that rarely happened in TF, except for times when Starscream was in charge.
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    In the 80's, The Bad guys retreated because they were cowards, not because of tatical reasons.
     
  11. Eman7673

    Eman7673 The Beast

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    This right here
     
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    But Optimus hates Mötley Crüe!

    (True fact! :)  )
     
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    The bad guys can't win so their only two options are retreat or utter defeat. If they were utterly defeated the show would end so.....RETREAT!!!!!
     
  14. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Well the reason Megatron said retreat so much was it was easier than saying "let's get the hell out of here before we get our asses kicked for the 500th time." That and as others have said it was what villains did in 80's cartoons. Plus they employed henchmen that practically insured defeat because they were either incompetent, trying to take command, or both. While the Decepticons did retreat a lot they did ultimately take full control of Cybertron and the Autobots didn't have enough resources to take it back, excluding Unicron doing most of the work for them.

    Anyway Megatron in the G1 cartoon wasn't a gladiator and Optimus wasn't a records clerk but that's just a little nit-picking on my part.
     
  15. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    well the story behind that is the fact that megatron is.....oh shit RETREAT!!!
     
  16. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    You looked at your sig while typing that didn't you?
     

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