Seeker alt modes useless?

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  1. Insane Galvatron

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    I was watching some G1 today and noticed that while the decepticons were flying, some seekers were in bot mode, others in jet mode. Thing is, they can fly in robot mode. What purpose does thier alt mode serve? Disguise doesn't matter if you're flying around with some big robots.
     
  2. Predaking

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    Well they are Robots In Disguise so flying around in Jet form allows they to go unnoticed by humans. That's my take anyway.
     
  3. lord ginrai

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    Plus, they'd probably be faster in alt mode.. Considering an airplane is alot more streamlined than a blocky robot..
     
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    on the ground it helped for disguise at least. There were a few instances where they were parked on military landing strips, and the personel didn't even notice them.
     
  5. SentinelPrime

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    I never much cared the magical flying Transformers. They didn't have propulsion, I guess they had anti-grav drives that just let them fly wherever? I always thought that they should've had a jet/copter/plane alt mode if they wanted to fly.

    And, I thought the G1 cartoon Autobots weren't suppossed to magically fly like the decepticons, yet as I was watching mtmte 1 & 2 last night, about 12 autobots just came flying up to the off-shore platform flying like Superman....
     
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    Probably faster and more maneuverable that way. Plus the disguise thing.
     
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    Disguise is probably the main reason, but plus don't you think they'd be better equipped with a ton more firepower in MILITARY jet modes? I dunno just a thought...

    Yeah the Autbots flying around is pretty silly...in MTMTE you can sorta chalk that up to the fact it was just supposed to be a three parter (remember in part 3 the Autobots were all set to blast back home to Cybertron after earth's governments gave them enough energy to do so), but I know of at least one other instance that Wheeljack flew up to help Skyfire (I think it was in the first episode the Insecticons appeared in)....and didn;t Ultra Magnus and Blaster fly in Carnage in C Minor? well I guess even if they did that episode doesn't really count anyway:lol 
     
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    I also think that some of their special abilities didn't work in robot mode, like Skywarp's teleportation.

    They could obviously fly faster in vehicle mode, as they never moved at the tech spec flight speeds in bot mode. I think that when they were flying with other cons it was a matter of preference since they didn't need the advantages at those moments anyways.
     
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    Come on man.....
    Faster in Alt, and a FIGHTER JET in alt they fight and attack way better with better manouverability in alt mode...IMO not bible :D 
     
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    I think we need to get to the real point here.....the creators and the animators were on crack or they had a 5 minute memory span. It seems in every episode they contradict the last one.
     
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    Despite their 3 unique colour schemes and huge, obvious Decepticon symbols...
     
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    Sideswipe could fly because of a jet pack..
     
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    Mach speed baby!!!
     
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    It was foggy that day.
     
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    Because fighter jets are wicked awesome.

    No further reason is needed when coolness is present.
     
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    That is true, but the Seekers are still flight capable in robot mode. They've got rocket engines in their feet!
    Though, I think the truth of the matter is that's only good for short range flight, and for longer journeys they need jet mode. Plus the added speed and maneuvrability must help too.
     
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    Why do the autobots transform into cars if they can just walk and run around? With those long legs they could probably go pretty fast. Same reason probably.
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

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    With the autobots, disguise was still a good reason for it. You'd see all the cars driving around and not be the wiser. It's not like you'd see some driving and some walking. The jets wouldn't work for that because you'd see Megatron and Soundwave flying with them.
     
  19. King Starscream

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    Unless Megatron and Soundwave were stowed away snuggly in Starscream's cockpit.
     
  20. Insane Galvatron

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    But the episode I was watching, they were flying along side. With robot mode seekers as well.
     

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