The Insecticon didn't hit the tree.

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Ratchets Hatch, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    Lots of people seem to think it did, but upon closer inspection, the two Insecticons actually collided in mid-air.

    Tree:

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    Insecticon A swerves to avoid tree:

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    Insecticon A collides with Insecticon B:

    [​IMG]

    Aftermath:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well its still wrong because TREES DONT HAVE DEFLECTORS
    god tou people anger me much

    In all seriousness, thanks. This needs to be said.
     
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    That only makes them even more stupid.
     
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    I already explained this. The one aiming at Arcee was doing so in insect mode. They shoot from their horns so they have to look at what they aim at (like literally straight down the nossel). You see it from his pov. You see the shadow of the tree as he sees it. He looks up, sees the tree, and tried to hit the brakes. His buddy doesn't react in time and Crashes into him. It happened to the tie fighters in A New Hope.

    The first insecticon didn't swerve. He hit the brakes. That's the only reason why his buddy ran into him.
     
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    So instead of him being stupid, it's just his friend that's really stupid?

    Honestly I buy it either way. The episode showed quite clearly that Airachnid's random, unexplained control over them mentally devolves them.
     
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    Lol yeah. His friend wasn't paying attention. And the first one is the tie pilot that reacted to the millennium falcon.
     
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    I've supported this theory. Swarm control is ridiculous, unless you're Hermes controlling a fleet of ships with BUREACRACY POWERS.
     
  8. Ratchets Hatch

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    To me it looks like he drifts to the right a little, but you're right, he also slows down.
     
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    Well he probably did that too. Like he slammed on his bakes and tried to swerve away at the same time.

    I really like the animation in that whole sequence.
     
  10. Ratchets Hatch

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    It's really a blink-and-you-miss-it thing, which I guess is why some people assumed he just hit the tree.

    Anyway, I didn't realize you had explained it already. Didn't mean to steal your thunder. :) 
     
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    Shame we weren't, I dunno, told this or had this explained in some non-straw-grabby way.

    And with Airachnid on ice I figure that explanation will be a long time coming.
     
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    Great find/explanation, the two of you, this is really great =D

    but Greedo shot first =x ;]
     
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    I didn't know people actuallt thought a tree killed that insecticon? Lol sure it won't kill you but i'm sure crashing into one would hurt though
     
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    Well, they've certainly not shown themselves to be smart combatants, just brutes who can take a beating while in robot mode.
     
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    Nah. No thunder to be stolen. I'm glad you started a thread about it. I just mentioned it in the discussion thread.
     
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    That's not what they were talkin about. They felt the tree should have collapsed from the impact.
     
  17. soundwave142

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    Ik , I just remember seeing some people talk about the tree killing it and stuff.
     
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    This is the nerdiest thread idea in history.
     
  19. Ratchets Hatch

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion.
     
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    Note to self: When making joke on internet, add emoticon to make that fact clear. :rolleyes: 
     

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