Soundwave and his cassettes

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  1. Transbot90210

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    I've always been curious as to how other fans view the relation between Soundwave and his cassettes.

    Myself I always saw him as a father to these little guys. They have way too much personality to be mere drones and thier loyalty is far greater than that of leader and subordanate.

    Maybe I'm looking at thier relation too simply so let me know what you all think.

    Thanx
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    Father maybe,
    More like a symbiotic relationship, He can not survive with out them and vice versa. It would be cool if they were an extension of Soundwave's personalities. Like a multiple personality disorder.
     
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    They all seemed very loyal in the cartoon; however, Ratbat was more individualistic in the comic (actually, he was something of a corporate Decepticon Leader).

    I always liked how the cassettes defended Soundwave in the movie when he challenged the Constructicons.
     
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    I think that was because Ratbat was forced to become a cassette, wasn't he?

    I'd really like to see even a two part miniseries on Soundwave and his minions vrs Blaster and co. Throw in the Dino Cassettes for fun and you got an 11 on 11 battle right there.
     
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    I remember Soundwave petting Ravage in an early episode. It was a nice touch. As cold-blooded as he was, I believed he loved his cassettes.
     
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    i like the symbiotic idea, they needed each other, and to be working together that long they were friends.
     
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    I like both the symbiotic idea and the multiple personality idea. Im going with symbiotic though. I think they allways been a part of eachother and need to be yet are completely different individuals
     
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    After their faceoff in Headmasters, the reaction of both Soundwave and Broadcast's cassettes to the battle and it's aftermath illustrate a very close bond
     
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    Yeah, the cassetebots and their tapes seemed to have a near-symbiotic interaction with a little compassion thrown in.
     
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    Maybe Soundwave wasn't so much a father figure to his cassettes, but more of an older brother. Someone they looked up to, but didn't neccessarily view as an authority figure.
     
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    The primative cassetacons were more like loyal drones, but Rumble and Frenzy were definatly more than that. I suppose the only real evidence that the cassets cared for Soundwave was in the movie.

    "No one calls Soundwave un-crasamatic"
     
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    I see it as all the cassetts are individiual componets who can function by their own wiht or without Soundwave/Blaster. I see the Soundwave/Blaster more as their guardians.
     
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    I think like a 'squad' who have very close brotherly bonds with each other...something like the Dinobots or Predacons.
     
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    The cassets cared for Soundwave also. When he was killed by Broadcast in Headmasters they brought parts of back to the Destrons.
     
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    I always saw them as having a somewhat family-ish relationship. I think it's been stated somewhere (can't think of where though) that Soundwave created the casseticons... doubt Blaster created his crew though. Given that, I'd say that Soundwave probably looks upon them foundly (if not fatherly than perhaps how a creator looks upon a charished creation) and the cassettes seem to care about him to a certain degree also... if only because they'd have nowhere to run and hide if he weren't around.
     
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    I think it was more of a pimp/ho relationship.

    Seriously, you guys are crazy.
     
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    I know its a crazy discussion but its enjoyable right? LOL! :D 
     
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    hmmm...taking the multiple personalities theory a bit further what if they are soundwave's personality. Sort of in a , in order for them to have personalities and the ability to act on thier own he had to give up his personality..hmm?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they view Soundwave as a combination of friend and phat crib. Frenzy and Rumble are always bringing fly honeys back to Soundwave's chest where they hang out, sip energon martinis, and discuss Faulkner.

    Lazerbeak has a huge aviary in there, complete with lots of perches and hoops to fly through, in order to hone his flying skills.

    Ravage, being Soundwave's favorite, has a complete recording studio for his career as a techno DJ, a billiards table, an exquisite kitchen for his hobby of designing elaborate wedding cakes, and a hot tub. Ravage's wife, Karen, also lives in his quarters. She knows what a lucky lady she is, and when she's not working as a code-breaker for the NSA she's studying pole and belly dancing in order to keep her man interested and happy.
     

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