Transformers special powers in G1 cartoon...

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Delta Star, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    The first season of TFs had a lot of special powers for characters. This seemed to go the wayside when transforming gimmicks filled the need for interesting abilities.

    Has anyone ever compiled a list of all the special abilities TFs had in the G1 cartoon? I'll start the ball rolling. For the purpose of this thread, let's cast the net wide and include just about anything we can think of:

    Megatron: Fusion cannon
    Starscream: Null ray
    Soundwave: Telepathy
    Computron: Super computation abilities
    Mirage: Invisibility

    Sure I know others, but let's see if everyone can chip in a few.
     
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    Rumble and Frenzy: Piledrivers
    Hound: Hollographic projector
    Skywarp: Teleportation
    Ironhide: Miracle liquids (mostly liquid nitrogen)
    Windcharger: Electromagnetic field
    Trailbreaker: Forcefield
    Sideswipe and Sunstreaker: Jetpacks
     
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    Jazz: the grapple arm
     
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    Brawn- Super strong

    Stuntacons--Force fields in car mode.

    Hauler--Can change color.

    Inferno--water pump out of hand plus can turn his ladder to a net in truck mode. (seen in child's play.)

    Omega surpreme-- can telaport his body parts all the way to cybertron even though he left them on earth in rocket mode!

    Wavewader--can talk to dolphins in masterforce cartoon.

    In the comics both soundwave and bumblebee were psychic.
     
  5. Crobot91

    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    Jazz: Light Show and Loud Annoying Music
    Blaster: Loud Annoying Music
    Huffer: Loud Annoying Whining
    Gears: Loud Annoying Grunting
     
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    Bombshell: mind control

    Trailbreaker (and later, Defensor): force field

    And I don't know if you'd count Perceptor and Wheeljack's genius, but that's kind of a superpower.

    EDIT: Oh, and forgot Smokescreen's smokescreen
     
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    Tracks- Ability to fly
     
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    bumblebee: suck/lame

    man i love g1. the different powers was just the tip of the iceberg in making the characters distinct. pretty impressive considering the large cast.
     
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    prime had that axe, and the ability to control all his body parts - even when they werent connected. oh, and the fudgin' matrix.
     
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    omg crocodile prime, good call smang

    god that was hella creepy
     
  11. Delta Star

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    Tracks had that black light thing

    Ramjet could... you know... ram

    Starscream had cluster bombs

    Thundercracker had *something*, because he was credited in Heavy Metal War for something Megatron could do. Anybody know what that was?

    Reflector had a flash power

    Slag had fire
     
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    The Insecticons could create clones as well as harness lightning electricity to use as a weapon, plus they could eat wood so that's pretty cool in itself.
     
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    the best bit was his gun arm on the top of that skyscraper. takes down devastator king kong style.
     
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    Gears had infra-red.
    Dirge could use subharmonics to create fear.
    Ramjet could....run into things.
     
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    Sideswipe also had piledrivers in his arms.
    Brawn had a tunneling device in the fron of his vehicle mode.
    They ALL knew how to jet water ski!!!:D 
     
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    Not sure what you mean, but he had his ability to create deafening sonic booms at will...

    So, are we going for powers that Tech Specs and profiles ascribed to the characters, or just whatever incidental things happened on the TV show? According to the cartoon, all transformers seemed to have omni-tools that would just pop out when needed (Jazz's grappling line, Hound's diving mask, Brawn's digging drill, Ravage's mini claw, etc...).

    When I was in elementary schoool, I made a TF roleplaying game with my friends, so I compiled this huge list of all the powers exhibited by TFs, according to the TF Universe. I wonder if I could find it now?

    Anybody want to see a master list here? Or would I just be spamming? :) 

    zmog
     
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    Many Autobots could deploy hydrofoils (Dinobot Island)
    Prowl could hook up to any (online?) computer to augment his own CPU
    Cliffjumper could NOT leap over a cliff (but could pull out an extremely huge gun from nowhere)
    Hot Rod had buzzsaw and repair attachments.
    Soundwave had enough space in his chest to hide Overkill and Slugfest throughout most of Season 3 - the only time he ever ejected them was because he was forced to!
    I think Thundercracker's ability was incredible speed, he was able to accelerate to high enough speeds to create a disabling sonic boom.
     
  18. Grimlock_13

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    Thundercracker could create sonic booms.

    I always wanted to see them use more of their special powers, especially Skywarp. I think the teleportation was sorely underused.
     
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    Thundercracker also carried a flamethrower sometimes. I seem to recall him screwing up and Jazz saying he gave himself a hot-nose or something.

    I agree, Skywarp should of teleported more.
     
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    Most of the dinobots like grimlock and slag could shoot fire from there mouths, I cant remember if the others did or not, Im thinking so. And Snarl could shoot lasers or something from the spikes on his tail.
     

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