Vortex (Fall of Cyberton)= Blackout from the movie?

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  1. SaibotMK

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    Okay anyone who has played FoC, Vortex's special ability i think was copied from the ability Blackout used at the start of the movie at the base.

    Anywho... If anyone obsessed about dumb things like myself knows anything regarding Vortex & Blackout similarities let me know what they are, wiki has limited information.
     
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    Shockwave was from the first game, it's just directed now.
     
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    i read somewhere Vortex was supposed to be in the movie but for some reason they made him Blackout. as for the ability, what Blindside said
     
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    Ok so Shockwave had Vortex's Special in WoC, correct?

    I havent seen the first movie in awhile, but it seems like Blackout did some kind of... Shockwave ability thing very similar to Vortex (from FoC) does.
     
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    no, Blindside meant Shockwave the ability. Shockwave the character didn't have any abilities in WFC as he was only playable in MP. and i believe Blackout just spun his blades around while Vortex caused a shockwave to go through the air and kill the enemies without using his blades
     
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    Not exactly. Vortex's shockwave blast is omnidirectional, hitting everything around him that's in range. Blackout's attack at the base only fired in a straight line. If anything, the "sonic pain wave" Bruticus uses is closer to Blackout's ability than Vortex's.

    IIRC, it was Soundwave who was meant to be in the first movie but became Blackout during production.

    Shockwave was also in Escalation, and he had a copy of Starscream's abilities (Shockwave Blast and Hover).
     
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    oh yeah :dunce 
     
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    I distinctly remember it being exactly like WFC's shockwave ability. We're talking about the same scene, right? The opening scene at the army base...

    *pops in my copy of TF '07*
     
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    Vortex was a working name for Soundwave in the first movie, who later became Blackout.
     
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    Actually, it seems that we're both correct:

    Transformers: Blackout Attacks Military Base - YouTube

    He delivers a WFC-style shockwave right after he transforms (1:00), then uses more linear shockwaves later on (1:15). I'd forgotten that initial blast, and was just thinking of the later ones.
     
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    Huh. I'll be damned.

    I was in the fence about Vortex inheriting that ability, but now I'm cool with it.

    Now if only I can accept Cliffjumper and Starscream having G1 Mirage's ability(despite them making cutscenes look good with it in FOC)
     
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    Quoting from TFWiki (at least some of it originally written by me):

     
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    Shockwave is not a new ability. Barricade, Breakdown and (I think) Starscream all had it and I believe there were more too.
     
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    Blackout started as Soundwave.
     
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    Correct; Barricade, Breakdown, Starscream, Slipstream and Shockwave (LOL) all possess the Shockwave ability.

    On the Autobot side, we had Warpath, Bumblebee, Arcee and Silverbolt.
     
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