Top Five: Your Favorite Soundwave Incarnations

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by BScorpinok75, Sep 26, 2016.

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Your Favorite Soundwave Incarnation?

  1. G1 Cartoon Soundwave

    61.4%
  2. Marvel G1 Soundwave

    18.2%
  3. IDW G1 Soundwave

    38.6%
  4. Cybertron Soundwave

    4.5%
  5. Animated Soundwave

    38.6%
  6. Shattered Glass Sir Soundwave

    18.2%
  7. Movie-verse Soundwave

    20.5%
  8. TF Prime Soundwave

    54.5%
  9. War For Cybertron Soundwave

    29.5%
  10. Other

    2.3%
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  1. BScorpinok75

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    The fiercely loyal Decepticon Communications Officer has been around since the days of Generation 1. He is usually one of Megatron's most reliable troops and a master if a legion of deployer troops. As with my other similar threads. I was just looking to start this thread for discussion of our personal "Top 5" Soundwave incarnations in media. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FIGURES!!!!! So, which are your five favorite versions of the Loyal Decepticon Communications Officer?

    NOTE: MARVEL G1 AND IDW G1 CAN BE RANKED AS SEPERATE G1 VERSIONS...

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    1. G1
    2. Prime
    3. Animated
    4. Cybertron
    5. Cinematic Universe
     
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    1 Prime

    2 Movies

    3 G1

    There aren't any other memorable versions to warrant a fourth and fifth.
     
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    G1 is usually split into three in these conversations...OG G1, Marvel G1 & IDW G1...
     
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    In no particular order:

    Marvel UK
    IDW
    Prime
    Sunbow

    2 ish:

    Cybertron
     
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    Wait... there was another incarnation of Soundwave after G1? Huh.

    This is a ranking of two for me:

    1. G1 (cartoon) Soundwave
    2. G1 (Marvel Comics) Soundwave - Because purple is cool.
     
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    Yhank you for your input guys...

    Fair enough...thanks for sharing...
     
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    1.) G1 Cartoon Soundwave
    2.) Transformers Prime Soundwave
    3.) IDW Soundwave
    4.) Animated Soundwave
    5.) Movieverse Soundwave
     
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    Okay, as a heads up, I never really cared much for Soundwave until only recently, with my top 3, but I'm not one to leave an incomplete list just because I'm not the huge fan of the character.

    That being said, I would say:

    5. Movie Soundwave. I dunno. I've not seen Cybertron Soundwave, but apparently he's supposed to be some kind of DJ or something? And Animated Soundwave was kind of inconsistent and underdeveloped. So, Movie Soundwave! He made his debut in ROTF and... floated in space the whole time and do questionable things to a satellite. Okay. He had the original voice, though. In DOTM, he had a more active role as a competent spy who succeeded in kidnapping Carly and capturing four Autobots offscreen, and he had that great line, "No prisoners, only trophies!" He did get killed by Bumblebee, but I don't mind that. I like Movie 'Bee. I just wish he put up more of a fight before being put down.

    4. Sunbow G1 Soundwave. He had that nice modulated voice and his chest minions, and that was cool. He was kind of that guy behind Megatron, loyally obeying his leader, and acting as a spy. Not much of a personality, but he was competent for a Sunbow G1 Decepticon, and he was a pretty tough fighter, at one point throwing around Ratchet, Jazz, and I think Prowl, before Ironhide kicked him down. Not much personality, but better than the Movie version.

    3. Marvel G1 Soundwave. I've not seen much of the Marvel G1 characters, but I read a really good story not too long ago where he was leader of the Decepticons, and he teamed up with Ultra Magnus against the Quintessons, and he had this great moment where he genuinely contemplated Magnus' offer of a truce, only to decline because "too much had happened between their races." Some genuinely touching stuff.

    2. IDW G1 Soundwave. Getting to the Soundwaves I really like, IDW Soundwave had a fantastic backstory, with the cassettes finding him driven insane by his power to sense others' thoughts, and helped him focus his abilities. I also like how he was genuinely loyal to the Decepticon cause, and how he just wants peace. A really deep character, for a villain (though IDW loves blurring the lines between the heroes and the villains).

    1. Aligned Soundwave. Maybe not as deep as IDW or Marvel Soundwave, but he feels more Soundwave than anyone else. Soundwave's original G1 toy bio described him as the Decepticons' surveillance chief who is always keeping an eye on the other Decepticons, reporting their failures and disloyalties to Megatron, and that well and truly fits this version of Soundwave. He displays his genuine loyalty to Megatron, by stopping Airachnid from leading the Decepticons into abandoning their founder, and trying to contact him as soon as he is free from the Shadowzone. He may spend most of his time on the Nemesis, and he looks thin and flimsy, but he is a force to be reckoned with in battle. He curb-stomps the likes of Airachnid, Wheeljack, the near entirety of Team Bee, and even shoots down Optimus Prime. I like mute characters who work around their lack of a voice and express their personalities through their body language and their actions (hence my great love for Movie and Prime Bumblebee), and Soundwave, even through his stillness, gives us an insight into his motivations and his character. I have no qualms about listing this guy as my favorite version of Soundwave.
     
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    For me it's between Animated and TFP only.
     
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    FOC
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    #1. G1 Cartoon: While he rarely took the spotlight, this SW made himself useful in a wide variety of ways, usually revolving around espionage, but was also a powerful warrior. Both areas were helped by the personal army of cassetticons he carried around. Not to mention, he had a wide variety of other gadgets and abilities that served various purposes. Combined with his awesome electronic voice, and his computer-like mind, he was just a plain awesome character.

    #2. WFC/FOC: This Soundwave was basically G1 SW, but with a few differences. For one, he has a more awesome variation on the character's look. Unfortunately, he really isn't used for espionage that much, but there is a lot more focus put on his combat abilities. While he's more bad ass, I give him second place for the lack of variety.

    This is the point where I start to run out of good SWs.

    #3. Animated: This SW had two appearances, the first of which he really didn't achieve much, before being destroyed in one hit, and presumably spending the next 26 episodes recovering. However, he had only just been created at that point. When he returned, he got a two parter to himself, where he captured all the main Autobots, reprogrammed them, then used mind control to take over all of Detroit, and possibly beyond. I'd say that's an accomplishment worthy of this spot.

    #4. Cybertron: I barely remember a damn thing this SW did, but I do remember his amusing DJ personality, and that one scene where he used smoke, holograms, and his impersonations to try and trick Hotshot. That's all I remember, but as I don't remember him sucking badly, I'll give him this spot.

    Oh, I still need one more... Um...

    #5. Aligned Cartoons: I mean, this SW was usually pretty awesome when he actually got off his arse, as rarely as he did that. I mean, he did get out-hacked by a human child... And he overused his one cool trick to the point where that child defeated him with it... But he was a capable fighter, when he actually fought, and when there were no genius 12 year olds around, he was a capable hacker. Plus, his dynamic with Screamer while Meg was in a coma kinda worked, I guess, for the small chunk of the show where that was a thing...

    ...

    ...I mean who else could I chose? Movie SW with his generic voice, who left a bunch of prisoners armed, then got killed effortlessly by Bumblebee? Or IDW SW, who only occasionally turned up just to suck, then took command of the 'Cons and became a naive idiot, and an Optimus wannabe? Yeah, there really aren't many good Soundwaves.

    Edit: Had to change unarmed to armed in the paragraph above me, because I'm an idiot, and wrote the opposite of what I meant.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your list guys :) ...
     
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    3.-5. don't care.
     
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    This is kind of weird for me to decide, but something like this:

    G1 Marvel UK
    IDW
    ROTF Movie comics
    Prime
    Animated
     
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    #2: IDW
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    #3: G1
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    #4: Aligned
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    #5: Movie
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    But which G1? Cartoon, Marvel and IDW count as separate unrelated versions.

    Me, I'd go for these...

    1. Sunbow
    2. IDW
    3. Marvel US/UK
    4. Shattered Glass
    5. Prime

    Movie Soundwave is unworthy of the name Soundwave.
     
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    1. Prime
    2. Animated
    3. Cybertron
    4. IDW G1
    5. BW Mutants
     
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