Soundwave: Satellite or Mercedes?

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Soundwave: Satellite or Mercedes?

  1. Satellite

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  2. Mercedes

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  1. QLRformer

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    Soundwave had two major alternate modes in each film: a satellite in ROTF, and a Mercedes in DOTM. Which did you prefer?

    For me it's the satellite. It just perfectly fit his character: a spymaster and communications expert who can hack into any device on Earth, and who can deploy a minion to do his bidding. The way he spied upon Galloway and sent Ravage to get the AllSpark shard is awesome, all the while hanging in space orbit watching the events he set in motion, is superb.

    In DOTM, I thought he'd got a major stepdown. Though plotwise he did most of the spy work (recruiting humans in the 1970s), it was really done offscreen; he had the show stolen by his minion Laserbeak, and he ended up as a Decepticon Bumblebee (ie a clone of an Autobot in comparison to having an original role previously). We all saw how easily he got killed off - as one of the original Decepticon commanders his role deserved better than an underdog imploding his head.

    What mode did you prefer?
     
  2. GreednGluttony

    GreednGluttony grumpy smurf

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    both alt modes suck imo
     
  3. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    On one hand, I greatly prefer real alt modes over vague "Cybertronian" alts.
    On the other hand, I really don't care for most car alts, especially when they're "sleek and sexy."

    Still, my like of real alts trumps my dislike of car alts, so Mercedes is "better."
     
  4. transformervic1

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    the satellite was perfect.
     
  5. opheadtaker

    opheadtaker Gaseous sycophant

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    Well i LOVE the mercedes,but it just didin't feel like soundwave to me imo,but i think the satellite suited him the best overall.
     
  6. Kevin XI

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    Him turning into a satellite makes sense. Instead of turning into another car. Yay, another car.
     
  7. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    I think both modes fit him very well. A satellite, seeing as how he's the communications guy. He sits up above, watching all. Seeing all. Hearing all. Hacking into satellites. Safe from the battle, he's the Decepticons eye-in-the-sky.

    His Mercedez alt mode also fit well. He was a spy. Undercover. Meant to get the dirt on Carly/Sam. Dylan's his partner, so *surprise*, Carly, you have a new car. Then the time to strike comes. Soundwave reveals himself.

    They both served their purpose and they both fit the character quite well.
     
  8. Cyber Star

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    I liked both equally. They served their purpose.
     
  9. PrimesRule

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    Mercedes version since he was able to participate a lot more on ground instead of in space.
     
  10. Jazzfan0217

    Jazzfan0217 Just chillin'

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    Loved the Mercedes version.
     
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    The merc, despite what people say I think it fits. He can be a sucessful spy with that alt mode.
     
  12. SGTsoundwave

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    sattelite was more fitting for sounds.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    A satellite is a typical, brow-beating method of showing he's a spy, yes, but the Mercedes represents him in the act of infiltration which is much more Soundwave's style, rather than just being a prop that floats away from the action. Soundwave's not a guy who gets shoved behind a computer screen, he gets his hands dirty.
     
  14. PrimusVsUnicron

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    either way he'll tentcale rape you
     
  15. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Mercedes.
     
  16. Jakest123

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    Should'a been a Surveillance Vehicle/ Armoured Truck, but I guess the Mercedes was okay.
     
  17. ShOcKwAvE1213

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    I like the Satellite alt mode more, but I LOVE the design that the Mercedes alt mode gave him. Just a menacing and evil look to him in DOTM.
     
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    Mercedes, because I love cars!:p 
     
  19. Cryptwire

    Cryptwire Cybertronian Engineer/Sniper

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    Satellite. didn't like the Mercedes. and didn't like how small Soundwave is in DOTM. it's one of those things in DOTM that i really didn't like. he already looked and sounded good in ROTF, the silent menace, but when he speaks your knees are gonna shake.

    fast forward to DOTM, and Soundwave not only became a pepsqueak, he also starts laughing maniacally, his character (and his physical appearance) completely changing. so i love ROTF Soundwave... all he ever needed to have was his vocoded voice back. DOTM completely ruined Soundwave.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I agree with you there.
     

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