The 'Here's what I woud have done' thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Rewind Eject, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Rewind Eject

    Rewind Eject Well-Known Member

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    There has been a lot of pointing out Prime's flaws, so I suggest something different. If you had nigh total control of the show, what changes would you make to it? Please note, this isn't the 'let's see you do better' thread, it's the 'Here's what I would have done' thread. This is just a creative exercise where we can show off our imagination and problem solving skills.

    I'll start.
    Keep Starscream as dangerous as he was in "Darkness Rising".
    Make it known that vehicons are generics so that I can pull out new Decepticons from the Nemesis at my whim.
    Made Con job a two parter where Wheeljack is shown captured at the end of part one.
    Shown the insecticons as a 'unstoppable swarm' type threat with a single weakness (probably sound) as an alternative to 'upgraded vehicons'
    Show Optimus giving a snowball to Raf at the end of "Scrap Metal" and make him more emotional in general.
    Have Optimus be characterized as a no nonsense 'extremely tough but fair' military leader.
    Remove Bumblebee's inability to speak mid season one by switching Operation Bumblebee with Breakdown and have Ratchet's new confidence be put to good use.
    Bumblebee is the optimistic mood lightening one. (Because they need one).
    Have Wheeljack be portaryed as capable in fighting, but a better weapon maker. (He did work for the wreckers including Bulkhead's)
    Have Breakdown die later to compensate for one of the drastic changes in switching his episode with Bumblebee's.

    I'll probably have more later when I can play off you, but I think that's a good starter pack.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Install James Roberts as permanent scriptwriter.
     
  3. Sinnertwin

    Sinnertwin Banned

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  4. Meta777

    Meta777 Dr Pepper Fan

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    1. Give Soundwave, Knock-Out, Breakdown, Airachnid and Wheeljack more screentime. Maybe Dreadwing too if he feels like it.

    2. Rather than a full-on assault already, I would have had Airachnid and the Insecticons be used, as I described in another thread, as a more horror scenario; luring Autobot and Decepticon alike into traps, the Insecticons capture unlucky saps and bring them to Airachnid, who uses them in her sadistic games and mental trails. It'd be a two-parter, with Arcee, Bumblebee, Starscream and Dreadwing being captured first, while Optimus, Bulk and Jackie team up with Soundwave to try to find them.
     
  5. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    1) Stop what-iffing.
     
  6. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Have Arcee show restraint in attacking Airachnid during Crossfire.
    Have Optimus Prime not talk in monotone all the time.
     
  7. Moonlight1102

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    *would


    Not that anyone cares though, just thought I'd point that out.
     
  8. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

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    All Decepticons are Knockout

    like literally all a bunch of Knockouts in a ship
     
  9. Sinnertwin

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    It'd be like the Navy in there
     
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    1. Make Bumblebee someone who can speak
    2. Kill off Arcee in the first episode instead of Cliffjumper
     
  11. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    I can please a bot or two...
    But I'd rather get it on with you
    Ha ha ha!

    Seriously, that'd be incredible

    I'd wish for a ship full of Starscreams, but they'd all end up killing each other.
     
  12. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Yeah I thought Arcee was out of character in that episode so that's why I'm glad they fixed that in Armada.

    Guess Optimus should talk more natural

    Here's some others I would change.

    Choose what direction they want Breakdown to go with: If they anted to have a redemption story with Breakdown then stick to it if they aren't then cut that out and have him just be dead.

    Make the plot of Armada less muddled and focus only on Airachnid's army attacking the ship and having it crash down or even better make it a two parter.

    Show flashbacks of Cliffjumper and Tailgate for some Arcee centered episodes.


    :lol 
     
  13. Rewind Eject

    Rewind Eject Well-Known Member

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    Could you tell me what he wrote? You and others keep referencing him but I have no idea what he has done. I could look it up, but I'd rather hear what makes him so great; not just a list.
    1. Give Soundwave, Knock-Out, Breakdown, Airachnid and Wheeljack more screentime. Maybe Dreadwing too if he feels like it..[/QUOTE]

    That's an important one. The more developed a characer is, the more I like them and not always but generally, the more you see them, the more they are developed.
    That is a great one as well. I kind of thought of the horror angle in mine, but it was more like War of the Worlds. They are virtually unstoppable and the bots must be careful lest they are torn apart. (Hence the 'unstoppable swarm' analogy. Think of them like the spiders in Uncharted 3. You can't kill them all, but you can survive if you outsmart them/ use their weakness). But in the end, some weakness is used that puts them in fairer terms (while still making them a challange). Saying it out loud, I like yours better now.
    Your last point is probably the most important this thread will have. I offered two ways I'd like to accomplish it but anything is better than stiff monologues.
    Thanks, I care. I actually looked back on the thread title before clicking send. I found one mistake (of instead of have), but I somehow missed that one. Are there any things you would have changed if you could in Prime?
     
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    Oh, and also, delay Cliffjumper's death until the middle of season 1. That way we'd actually get to know him and actually relate to the characters PMSing about his death all the time.
     
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    Pretty much of what everyone already stated.
     
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    This!!!!

    Would be awesome though if they could keep the Rock for a few more eps, just to hear him interact with other characters
     
  17. Meta777

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    Why thank you :) 
     
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    Let Cliffjumper stay for half a season.
    Let Arcee take a damn chill pill every now and then.
    Completely ignore Tailgate. Leave it to one Partner.
    Not kill off Breakdown pointlessly.
    Mention Bumblebee having boxing skills.

    Those are some.
     
  19. toaster

    toaster It's Hip to be Square !

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    Fantastic.
     
  20. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    Kill off Arcee halfway through the first season and keep Cliff.
    Wheeljack gets Bulkhead killed in Loose Cannons.
    Introduce Ironhide to replace Bulkhead.

    Most importantly:

    DON'T GIVE ORION HIS MEMORIES! LET HIM LEARN HOW TO BE A PRIME AGAIN!
     

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