Slag it!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by weeklyhero, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. weeklyhero

    weeklyhero Prototytan

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    I was thinking about how Slag got names Snarl in Animated and I remembered that 'slag' is generally considered a curse word in Transformers, basically used like 'crap', right? So was the original Slag pretty much synonomous with sh*t?
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Sorta-kinda. Slag had the name before anyone used it as a curse term.

    Btw, Slag has another meaning in the UK.
     
  3. ninety

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    Slag got his name due to his flame-throwing, slag being melted scrap metal.

    Later on he became rather promiscuous, as everyone called him (a) Slag, he thought he may as well be!
     
  4. weeklyhero

    weeklyhero Prototytan

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    I'd just hate to have a name that makes you think everyone's calling for you when they just screw something up.
     
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    ninety NERDS!!

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    Being Jesus would suck balls in that case!
     
  6. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    kinda hard to inspire fear in the enemy when your name implies something dirty or that you are a pile of scrap- easy to beat up.
    but Grimlock, man, that is a name. feel kinda sorry for Sludge, too.
     
  7. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    There's a bit in one of Starhorse's fanfics where that happens.
    From here.
     
  8. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Gah, double post.
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if that was a BIIIIG factor. :lol 
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I like the clip from the fanfic. :) 
     
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    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    I'd rather my name be Slag than Sludge. Poor guy...
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I can see how it would be a factor. Annoying that they gave him Snarl's name instead of a new one, but better than having a load of kids getting clipped ears for "swearing" in toy shops.

    She's done a lot of good stuff. Used to have a website, but closed it down.:( 
     

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