'Rust Canon'? What 'Rust Cannon'???

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  1. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    What is this "rust cannon" everyone is talking about? Is this something that is confirmed? or is it just a fan name for it since Ironhide was shot and killed and rusted away. Because I for one think the "rusting away" of Ironhide happened for two reasons.

    1.) They needed it too. Optimus has the matrix which they have already established can revive the robots if they want to, so if they wanted to kill of Ironhide for good, they would need to make his body unrevivable. And since he can't be torn into 2 by sentinel like Jazz a la Megatron, the whole "fading away" concept was used.

    2.) There is a lot of headshots in the franchise, but few spark-shots. I think Ironhide was hit by Sentinel's second shot directly at his spark which pretty much obliterated it causing Ironhide to rust and fade away. It makes somewhat sense, since their sparks are what keep their parts going.
     
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    Primewave amiinterrupting

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    The novel refers to it as a cosmic rust cannon if I am not mistaken
     
  3. rook

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    Cosmic Rust (disease) - Teletraan I: the Transformers Wiki - War for Cybertron, Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon, Transformers Prime, Toys

    Fading away? you mean disintegrate?
     
  4. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    fact, in the concept art for sentinel prime it stated he had a "cosmic rust cannon"

    in g1 and many other series, cosmic rust is a plague that affects transformers by causing them to rust away and die

    we see animated rodimus get infected with it as well
     
  5. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    No, Sentinel's gun was a rust cannon. When he was shooting at Bumblebee you can see that all the metal things the missed shots hit (a truck trailer, shipping crates, etc.) began to rust immediately afterwards.
     
  6. The F.N.G.

    The F.N.G. Well-Known Member

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    Indeed.

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  7. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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  8. Stygimoloch

    Stygimoloch ROBOT! JET! ROBOT!

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    What? Its THE BEST.

    Also, the fact that Sentinel's gun is also his shield is BADASS.
     
  9. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    Ok then, my mistake. So if it is a rust cannon, does everything the ammo hits instantly turn to rust? Or does it have to be a fatal shot or something?
     
  10. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Old School Snarkster

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    To me, it seems like the weapon simply disintegrates any metal it hits (like the crates BB used for cover), presumably, us organics would be largely unaffected by it (though it seems the "delivery" method had secondary explosive characteristics)

    You can see in the film Ironhide was very much alive while his body disintegrated (I couldn't imagine a more horrible death for a Transformer, Sentinel got off lucky)
     
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    rxlthunder Banned

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    Meh, it's not that big a mistake.

    Anyway, I believe that any metal object that it touches is destroyed.
     
  12. The F.N.G.

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    There's another thread talking about its use. Sentinel does shoot Sideswipe with it during the final battle, though he doesn't die. I believe the general consensus is that it has two settings (like a phaser): Standard Blaster, a lesser damage shot that is more efficient on the guns power source, and Rust Cannon, a high damage, near one-hit KO that uses significant power.
     
  13. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Every shot = everything touch turns to dust. It's basically a bitch of a weapon and if they ever make a proper TF game with tons of weapons they better not include this weapon.
     
  14. The F.N.G.

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    Actually, I don't think it would be that bad. Make it a recharge ability, like Ironhides "Heavy Iron" in the DOTM game. You get three shots, and a long recharge timer after you're out of shots. No splash damage, and a direct hit could eat away at your health until you've lost a third of it, perhaps.
     
  15. Gryph

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    Are you talking about Teletran 1? Because no, it's not.
     
  16. Moy

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    That cannon must have been scary because BB left that area quick!
     
  17. The Ramjet

    The Ramjet Get. Out.

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    Acid rust in the novel.

    It seems to work differently in the novel too, it shoots like a thick plasma that actually melts him into a puddle starting with his entire head dissolving while he was still alive. Pretty gruesome.

    The gun in the movie seems to blow big chunks out of things while also infecting them with cosmic rust if they're made of metal. Was a clever touch that when he rusts to pieces you see his rubber tyre is completely untouched.

    Either way it's a scary ass weapon if you're Cybertronian.
     
  18. tehCal

    tehCal wherever you are i am not

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    Yes.

    No.
     
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    Off topic a bit... I want to know where were Sideswipe,Mirage,Wheeljack(thats what i call him) nd Ratchet when all this was goin on????????
     
  20. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    Saw the movie over the weekend. I'm still pissed about that scene. 1986 all over again for me.
     

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