The Knockout jokes

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  1. Fonecrusher

    Fonecrusher Megatron wants YOU

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    Anybody else getting sick of them? I mean firstly we don't even know his sexual orientation (if he even has one, that is) and secondly is it really THAT big a deal, I mean in this day and age?

    The only impression I got of Knockout is that he is somewhat narcissistic and vain. But he seems to be the butt of so many gay jokes which basically boil down to "0mg Knockout the homo Decepticon lolololol"
     
  2. Torque

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    given that i havent heard one of those jokes in about a month or so, no. and its not like they're serious.
     
  3. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    There are Knock Out jokes?
     
  4. Christiankid7

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    He actually seems like a bit of a car enthusiast and a metrosexual
    And the Knockout joke is
    Knock Out Joke: Form of the Knock Knock joke except when you say "who's there?" You get knocked out.
     
  5. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    Personally, I'm very fond of his characterization. He's a narcissist, vain, very sly, and at the same time kind of a cool cat. Adds up to a character we don't get to see often in TF fiction.

    Doesn't mean I'm not going to poke fun at Darran Norris' particular performance of the character. You have to admit, that's part of the fuel for the joke; the cadence in his voice.

    Also, the statements at the BotCon 2011 panel didn't help matters much.
     
  6. guard convoy

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    man you knocked that joke right out of the park with your assumption there my good sir!
     
  7. Valkysas

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    He's a robot, robots don't have sex, robots don't have sexual orientation.
     
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    fanfiction would disagree my good sir!

    and there is A LOT of knockout gay fanfiction out there :ev: 
     
  9. Snark

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    Wait. Knockout being gay was just a joke!?
     
  10. Gojira Prime

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    Knockout is a sexy, sexy beast. And that's a fact.
     
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    i'd hit it, with a truck hehehe....
     
  12. Coeloptera

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    Correct. But Knock Out obviously likes not only his own stylings, but also big, hunky trucks. Remember that wolf-whistle at Optimus?

    He is also awesome and I've been missing him in the latest Breakdown-centered eps. Where is he now that his partner is no longer pretty? I see how it is...

    - Coeloptera
     
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    I wouldn't mind if he's gay. Maybe the TFs don't have sexuality anymore since Word of God said so (something I'm going to just ignore until we get TF biology in show, since it's clearly been present in some form in previous generations), but I can see Knockout being a homicidal, vain, gay, plastic surgeon.

    It'd suit him, he's a classy fella. ;) 
     
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    There are jokes about KnockOut? o_O  All i know is that there is the rumor he might like malebots. Pff, like we havent heard that before from other characters, Tracks were are you, man? T.T
    I mean, some fans like to think that, big deal, give them a break. ^^ I just disagree with them because they said he is BreakDown's bot, to me he is Starscream's but i guess each to his or her own. ^^
     
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    On a children's television show? Yes it's a very big deal if he is.
     
  16. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Never liked the gay comments. He just seems like a vain, narcissistic car enthusiast to me.
     
  17. shroobmaster

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    Knock Out can be gay whenever he wants, I just want him being gay in TOY FORM! Deluxe pretty please.
     
  18. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    I would prefer that they put his awesome vehicle mode in the first priority position. The only time I would want all allotted paint aps for vehicle mode is for Knock Out. My favorite TF car ever.
     
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    In know! We need more gay characters on childrens TV! Knockout is trendsetter. :D 



    Dude, they can make a Knockout in every size class and I would buy them all. :D  I just hope they don't skimp on the red paint. Seriously, make him a bit smaller, but give him a gorgeous paint job.
     
  20. DinoFreakUSA

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    I doubt Knockout is gay. I wouldn't mind it one little bit but ith all the contreversy about homosexuality going on now I doubt Hasbro, who's company is currently dependent on the popularity of Tranformers as far as I know, would risk having a gay character. We already have one canonically gay Transformer(Tidal Wave/Mirage). Two if you count Airazor in the Japanese version of Beast Wars.

    About the Knockout whistleing at Optimus scene, I think when they wrote that line it was either Knockout admireing that sweet truck over there not knowing it was Optimus or knowing it was Optimus and was just psycing him out.
     

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