Soundwave's Authority

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  1. ngnikolaos

    ngnikolaos Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering ... Megatron is the Lord, Starscream is Second-in-Command, and yet, he needs permission from Soundwave to turn off Megatron's life support in "Sick Mind".

    So, I wonder ... how much authority does Soundwave have in this series, besides communications officer? Or was StarScream not asking for his permission, but rather, Soundwave's *condoning* of the action, in order to seem like a unanimous decision?
     
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    Prior to Megatron’s accident Starscream, like everyone else, knew Soundwave was Megatron’s eyes and ears—even Starscream did what he could to keep sensitive issues out of Soundwave’s line of sight. Had Starscream gone through with turning of Megatron’s life support without Soundwave’s backing, there would have been hell to pay: Soundwave has a smoking gun for everyone.

    Though Megatron’s return looked bleak, Soundwave wanted to make sure all possible means had been explored, and it was clear to him that Starscream was trying to speed things along. I don’t think Soundwave sees himself as a leader (in any continuity), he seems content with his place.
     
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    Soundwave isn't the communications officer. He is in fact Chief Executive Tattletale.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    :lolol 

    I swear the Decepticon are actually 5 years old in pre-school and Megatron is their homicidal teacher.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Soundwave. Respect his authoritah.
     
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    Soundwave's official rank is " He's Soundwave"
     
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    Soundwave, Megatron's one and only spy. His objective, being Megatrons eyes and ears everywhere. Result: perfect track record...... Creepy level: Over 9000

    But yea, Soundwave is like Megatrons right hand, his word is Megatrons word
     
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    Honorbound The Reclusive Semi-Lurker

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    Instead of tattletale, I'd call him Internal Affairs or the Decepticons' secret police.
     
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    **Soundwave is the Commo guy; the "informant" to Megatron.**

    Without Soundwave there would not be any rumors.

    How else would Megatron found out about SS's actions?
     
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    Yeah, Starscream was just putting on a show in Sick Mind, so if he was able to kill Megatron then and there, Soundwave wouldn't broadcast to Decepticons everywhere that Starscream killed Megatron to usurp his place. Well, that was his intention anyway, but since he asked permission and "explained" that Megatron was beyond hope, Megatron's euthanization would've come off better. When Megatron was out of action, Soundwave was just Starscream's restraint - remember how he stopped him from killing Wheeljack - and Megatron's biggest defense.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree with this!

    Soundwave takes orders from Megatron and/or Starscream, as long as they aren't too contradictory (in which case, Guess Who's gets priority).

    However, he also seems to operate alongside the Decepticon chain of command, rather than within it, serving to keep Megatron's underlings in check, be it Starscream or anyone else down to and including Eradicon/Vehicons.
     
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    soundwave is a snitch
     
  15. OptimusPrime108

    OptimusPrime108 Autobot Field Commander

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    :lolol  that is funny right there.
     

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