The point of Airachnid?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I have a problem her.

    She starts off as Arcee's rival when she first comes to Earth, and it's like ok that's her role... but no, then she becomes female Starscream. Wait, Starscream isn't female?

    Then she's like frozen forever and a month..... Oh look she's out! She played a role in the plot!

    Now, she's a vampire....

    I don't know, it's like they randomly insert in episode to fill in plot holes or something. She doesn't seem to have a real defined role. Maybe she's all fan service? Which is fine, but she seems so random.
     
  2. Sir Spamsalot

    Sir Spamsalot ignore the post #'s

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    well, we can't understand women in real life, why start understanding them in transformers?
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    True that, woman are extremely complex creatures, I doubt I will ever understand them.
     
  4. DepthWave

    DepthWave Decepticon Storm Trooper.

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    She is not a character, in my opinion. Filling the gaps is quite a good role for her.
     
  5. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    Well I liked her for the fact that it seemed like she couldnt fucking die! Maybe originally in the idea she was to combat the murderoud arcee by being ae to escape most life threatening things. Female starscream ? Not really, she did want to get in good with Meg's because she was forced to rejoin but i doubt she would have cared either way so give soundwave a good scene if smacking her down . Then it was probably " hey this voice actor wants to leave so let's kill him off" airachnid, " hey we need a bunch on insecticons but under decepticon control! Hey freeze airachnid ! Hey we need to get rid if cylas and the insecticons? Hey vampire airachnid on a moon. She was the writers trump card cause you could do random shit with her and still be in character, she's a scapegoat character !! Hell they could probably have her turn into web shooting T. rex and make it believable, I'd buy it!
     
  6. Mechafire

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    She was completely and utterly pointless, like many things in this show.

    She was brought in to be the BAD GURL counterpart to Arcee, but was then put into storage probably because Gina Torres cost too much and then received a completely unresolved conclusion. The end
     
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    CVVLDIV Peace by tyranny

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    She became a vampire from the stress of the humiliation of having her ass kicked by soundwave, a cyber-period and a revenge bite of doom from zombie breakdown
     
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    Coffee Dicks out for Optimus Primal, lads.

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    What's the point of Breakdown? Or Bulkhead, or Bumblebee, or Arcee? None, the writers only use them in ways they deem would be most entertaining to the younger audience. Singling out Airrachnid is like saying one of the constructicons from rotf are more useless than the others.
     
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    Wallu The Amazing of Amazing

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    To be annoying and making half of the first season a teadious Arcee-angstfest?
     
  10. ChibiGingi

    ChibiGingi Calm Your Circuits, Red!

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    To kill Breakdown and proceed to break my itty bitty heart. :c
     
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    This, she's not a conquerer like Megatron, or stick in the mud like Optimus. She's a middle management type, just trying to make it through the day hopefully with a little more power and energon than she started it. The reason her schemes and plans change is because the situation around her changes. Characters like that are the most real to me, because that's how real people operate.
     
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    She's kind of a virus. She won't go away no matter how much you want her to, she starts small as Arcee's rival but then gets bigger and even displaces Starscream as first lieutenant of the Decepticons. Then leaves and gains an army of Insecticons. Only being frozen for a little time before coming back and becoming worse in the form of a Zompire Spider bitch. Didn't seem like they were dealing with her so much as setting something up
     
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    So the Cons don't look like a sausage fest.
     
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    She's the Blackarachnia birthed from Orci and Kurtzman. Unfortunately she didn't go down as popularly as Blackarachnia did.
     
  15. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    To piss off the fan base. They wanted to create a character so the fandom can put aside their hatred of Miko on to Airachnid.
     
  16. LegionMaximus

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    Wow, "women are so mysterious" comments, really?

    Airachnid reminds me of Tarantulas. Not only that she's a mad scientist, but she is sort of her own faction. She acts for her own aims and basically doesn't give a crap about the Decepticon faction overall; she will ally herself with them when it benefits her and drop them when it benefits her.

    Her purpose is to be a wild card. As far as any character has a purpose.
     
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    ChibiGingi Calm Your Circuits, Red!

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    Wait, when was this established? I don't recall her making any creations or gadgets?

    If anything, I'd say she's like a mixture of Tarantulas for every reason except the mad scientist, and a bit of Lockdown from TFA (or at least from what I've read about him... I -really- need to get into watching that show).

    I just don't see the mad scientist part of the comparison- everything else is pretty spot on, though.
     
  18. LegionMaximus

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    No, no . . . "not that she's a mad scientist", meaning that she isn't one, unlike Tarantulas. :) 

    Though they are both spiders.

    Edit: I see where you were thrown off, it was because I accidentally put "only" in my first post. (I started out typing "not only are they both spiders", and then changed it.)
     
  19. Sideways77

    Sideways77 smash mouth has consumed the world

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    Because Arcee needed an archenemy. It had to be a girl beause lol, catfight.

    Put into storage because Gina Torres costs alot of money. I guess they thought TFP would give them cash to pay for the celebrities.

    Freed two seasons later because either 1- suddenly remembered her and wanted I get rid of her or 2- gotta kill Silas somehow.


    Meh. I don't care either way. Fuck Airachnid.
     
  20. ChibiGingi

    ChibiGingi Calm Your Circuits, Red!

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    Oh! Okay, I see where I got confused then! Was about to wonder if I had missed a very important episode in Prime. XD

    Thanks for clarifying that, though, but definitely a good point. I just sort of wished they could have explored that aspect a little more before putting her on ice like that. Gosh, season 2 was horrible in regards to that...
     

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