Shockwave Alt. Mode

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  1. PiScream

    PiScream Well-Known Member

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    Does Shockwave even have an Alt. Mode? His tank mode in toy form resembles that of ROTF Megs. Was his alt-mode ever stated in the novel or comics?
     
  2. Defenestrator

    Defenestrator Definitive Opinion

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    I think the idea (and what ppl that ive talked to that have seen the movie think) is that the driller is what he has as alt mode.
     
  3. PiScream

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    I think Driller just carries him around. Kind of badass! Honestly I don't really mind Shockwave not having an alt. mode.
     
  4. Ra88

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    He never transformed. Even the Driller he just piloted.
     
  5. RzaSharp

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    Yeah and they refer to the driller AS Shockwave in the movie. Bleh.
     
  6. Mr. Chaos

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    To speak for Shockwave himself, it simply isn't logical to have an alt mode when the Driller provides all that he needs.
     
  7. PiScream

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    There was a scene before Shockwave got killed, while he, Barricade and other Decepticon Protoforms were under attack. When the NEST dudes said that he was escaping, Shockwave didn't even bother to transform. Isn't that the most logical thing a Transformer would do to escape? Looks like he really doesn't have an alt. mode.
     
  8. Wadeledge

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    I don't recall that ever happening ever.
     
  9. RzaSharp

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    In Chernobyl, Lennox asks "What the hell is that thing" refering to the Driller that attacked his squad. Optimus replies "That is Shockwave."

    When Optimus gets his Flight Tech and flys toward the Driller on the building, he states "I'm coming for you!" inferring Shockwave.

    Considering the driller is a cybertronian beast(wildlife) and the only target in frame when Optimus flys towards it, The "I'm coming for you" line is redundant.
     
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    referring to shockwave who popped out at chernobyl.

    i didn't infer shockwave from that line, i think it inferred every bad guy.
     
  11. Blot

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    I haven't read the book or comic, so just from the movie the impression I got was that Shockwave and the driller thing were one being, kind of like Optimus Prime and his other components in his G1 toy bio.
     
  12. RzaSharp

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    The Team didnt see Shockwave, they were hiding behind those rocks. When they emerged, the driller was retreating. (Understand, im only using what was shown onscreen as a basis, which those scenes in particular were cut very badly)

    Thats possible.
     
  13. dkr7

    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    i thought i saw him transform in the dust as the driller retreated at the chernobyl site, i thought i saw the treads of his tank spinning in the dust as he drove off. Im gonna watch it again tuesday so i'll watch out for it.
     
  14. al91176

    al91176 Decepticon

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    This. Plus when Wheelie sees Shockwave walking down the street with no driller in sight he says "Shockwave's coming" to Brains (or something close to that).
     
  15. Minh'T

    Minh'T Descendant of Primus

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    i don't know his Alt mode i mean he's always travel by his "cool shit" :D 
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  16. Omegatron Prime

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    I don't think he was the driller; optimus killed the driller before optimus killed shockwave plus if you look at the concept art of the driller it has a cockpit for him to pilot it.
     
  17. T.F. Allen

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    Prime wasn't saying that Shockwave WAS the Driller. Shockwave popped out of the Driller and growled "Optimus..." before he left (his ONE LINE). After that, Optimus introdumped him as Shockwave. He was saying that Shockwave was the pilot of the Driller. Think about it: if you see Joe driving by in his Camaro, you don't say "That's a Camaro driving down the road" you say "That's Joe drving his Camaro." Seriously, people.

    And no, in the movie, Shockwave never transformed. Neither did The Fallen. That doesn't mean they both don't have altmodes. Their toys have altmodes (and Shockwave's toy is actually able to form a symmetrical altmode with the gun in the center of the vehicle; the instructions just neglect to mention it), therefore they do have the capacity to transform.
     
  18. Wu Jen

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    Yup they did. Obviously he didn't need to be in the Driller to control it though.
     
  19. Minh'T

    Minh'T Descendant of Primus

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    I said he travel by his Driller not transform into it
     
  20. Trypticon 2010

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    The driller was Shockwaves pet/transport, it wasn't Shockwave himself. Shockwave can clearly be seen walking around and fighting after the driller has been defeated. When OP introduces Shockwave, he is refering to the robot that emerges from the driller, not the actual driller.
     

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