Weakness in Decepticons

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  1. Bluebe6

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    I wonder, the 'cons were really taken down so easily because of one thing.
    It's because all of their weapons were handheld, therefore, they could easily drop or loose them.

    Soundwave's gun- handheld.
    He lost it right as Bumblebee was about to kill him. (You can see it fly out of his grasp)

    Megatron's "shotgun"- handheld
    He dropped it as Optimus drove the ax through his chest.
    He attempts to lead it, but fails.

    Barricade's blaster- handheld
    We don't see him loose it, but it's obvious at one point he did.
    Most likely when the humans were hitting him with the bullets and all.

    Sentinel (Wouldn't count him as a 'con, but you get what I mean)
    His Cosmic Rust cannon was handheld, and when he was hit with the RPG, it flew out of his grasp, too. He could of used it againts Optimus.
    His war-shield and Primax Blade, also.
    He lost his Primax Blade over the side of the bridge (When Megatron flung him into it), and his War-shield was dropped.

    So I have to say, having handheld weapons... bad idea.
     
  2. ShOcKwAvE1213

    ShOcKwAvE1213 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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    Prime's axe, new cannon, swords were handheld. Ironhides guns were handheld, and sideswipes too. Ratchet's handheld, so pretty much all the weapons were handheld
     
  3. Meta777

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    Sentinel's weakness is angry Megatrons. Barricade's weakness is bombs in his legs and guns in his face. Megatron's weakness is G1-inspired axes. Soundwave's weakness is Bumblebee.

    It's not that their guns are handheld. They simply had the crap killed out of them by nastier enemies.
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    It's not a matter of having hand-held weaponry. It's a matter of lacking adequate armor.
     
  5. Ash from Carolina

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    I think it's a couple of factors.

    Their armor seems to have been made out of cardboard and old bits of tin foil.

    To get the Pentagon to pony up the bill on the equipment you have to make it look like the US military can easily beat anything even with one hand tied behind their back and a blind fold on.

    The production team was so wrapped up in the hero thing they forgot action movies need great villains for those heroes to stop.
     
  6. Sideways77

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    Shockwave's? Parachutes.
     
  7. Stockade187

    Stockade187 Decepticon Junkie

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    The weakness is a result of Bayism....nothing more, nothing less. He wanted the bots to look like untouchable heroes.
     
  8. Nachtsider

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    Fixed.
     
  9. ShOcKwAvE1213

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    Yes that's what I'm trying to say. Once again Dumba$$ Bay haha. But Sentinel got neutered by ol Megs, the got his head ripped off
     
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    And Optimus. Don't forget about Optimus! XD
     
  11. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    Hopefully in the next movie Decepticons will actually use guns from transforming out from their chests, shoulders & arms. Handheld weapons would be their secondary arsenal, but animation isn't cheap.
     
  12. PlanckEpoch

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    EVERYONE had hand held weapons. Especially Optimus. An entire trailers worth.

    Maybe the Decepticons just didn't perfect their Kung Fu Grip™.
     
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    Haha :) 

    Ironhide? Chihuahua urine and rust?
     
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    Y'all are on point tonight. Everything I want to say has been commented on already lol
     
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    Hey! Those cables were evil!
     
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    1. the cons have no resources or fuel to stay strong while the 'bots (from "the vield threat") did have recourses.
    2. thats pretty much it i guess.
    Not to mention all those drones were practicaly new borns.
     
  17. jala12

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    Their weakness is they have bad defense. I remember how in the treatment for ROTF they were originally going to use heat resistant shields yet this was dropped for whatever reason and never implemented even in DOTM.
     
  18. Aernaroth

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    Have you seen all the misery that's been posted because Ironhide kicked the bucket? Imagine if the Decepticons were a more credible threat and there were even MORE casualties. Yeah, imagine that rage.
     
  19. Moy

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    Exactly.
    It would be the perfect movie, but we would have to many babies crying over it.
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    What fuel though? The All Spark is gone so they can't power up with that. The Sun Harvesters is in tiny little bits so no energon. If it's human fuel then why couldn't the Decepticons either steal it or use one of their human agents like Dylan to obtain it for them?
     

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