Weaponless Autobots?

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Admiral Thrawn, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Admiral Thrawn

    Admiral Thrawn Well-Known Member

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    i've recently noticed that, even in the flashbacks from the great war, none of the autobots have any guns! despite the fact that they still fight, they're in a war against things like megatron and shockwave with their fusion cannons, lugnut with his chest guns, and blitzwing and starscream with their cannons, and swindle, who, has more guns than all of the above put together!


    even though the great war is over, wouldn't they still equip their soldiers and cadets with guns?
     
  2. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    who needs guns when you have a ex and hammer?
     
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    My ex had a hammer once, I had to get a restraining order...

    crazy bitch.
     
  4. Boy who screams

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    Exploit that typo for the win!
     
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    because guns make combat boring and lame, in entertainment form, it's much more fun, to see megatron and prime, battle it out, with swords/axes, rather then, just stand in corners shooting at each other, and never hitting lol!
     
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    Why have I never noticed this about not only the show but alot of other things(i.e. Stormtrooper Syndrome like in star wars!!!)

    As I thinks it to show the kiddies that just like how Grimlock hates car robots that Gunz are Badddd!!!
     
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    It's fun wathing things bash each other in.
     
  8. shroobmaster

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    Maybe Autobots are too dumb to handle guns.

    Haha, AutoBUTTS!
     
  9. Grimwing

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    leave the guns to the classics (universe). :music 

    Besides technically all the autobots have a ranged weapon as well.
    just some examples:

    -ratchet's electron bolts.
    -bumblebee's stingers.
    -optimus prime's projectile hook lines/ voyager toy has water blaster.
    -bulkhead's wrecking ball. (if you count his fists as melee weapons)
    - prowl's ninja stars, perhaps even his toys "flash blasters"

    Just from the main five. You do get a variety of ranged weapons that replace the normal laser pistols. It's not just swords, hammers and axes.
     
  10. Spiderus Prime

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    I like Swords mare than Axes.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah, they're not weaponless, it's just that they don't use guns. There's more than one kind of weapon, y know. Even though the main five's "weapons" aren't designed to be weapons, they work with what they've got.
     
  12. Julliant

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    I disagree about guns making battles boring. Ultimately it's all boils down to the choreography and not the props. The Star Wars prequel trilogy had some good gun fights.
     
  13. Doug

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    Bumblee's stingers had no effect on Starscream. Optimus's hookline, Bulkhead's wrecking ball and Prowl's ninja stars had no effect on Megatron.

    It seems to me the Autobots are out gunned and the Decepticons have
    better weapons.
     
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    Bulkhead didn't even have the chance to whack Megatron, Megatron took care of Bulkhead before his wrecking ball could hit him. In Megatron's EARTH mode, Prowl's ninja stars are useless. Remember, Prowl used his ninja stars to cut off Megatron's arm in his Cybertron mode.

    But you're right. Not even the Elite Guard have guns (Jazz has nunchucks, Sentinel has jousting sword w/shield, Magnus has Thor's Hammer).
     
  15. Legless Pete

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    Keep in mind everyone who has a gun has it integrated into their body, which makes sense, it leaves their hands free.
     
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    Exactly, plus it means that they can't just be knocked out of their hands. (Remember the Starscream's clone had to have his guns cut off)

    Also, Prowls ninja stars work fine. He can jam weapons with them at the very least.

    No, but they worked on Blitzwing. (the stingers, not the bolts) Starscream's the second most powerful Decepticon, I doubt the weakest Autobot will do anything to him.

    First of all, it's Megatron, in his big return ep, of course they aren't going to effect him. Besides, Optimus' axe hurt Megs. And like Astrotrain52 said, Bulkhead never got a chance to use his wrecking ball on Megs.

    That's just personal opinion, not fact. The Decepticons have cool weapons, that's fact, but "better" is all in the eyes of the beholder.
     
  17. Legless Pete

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    I'm pretty sure they're better, then again, bumblebee's fucking stingers can knock down a building. Still, blizwing can freeze and entire lake and lugnut has the POKE, those're pretty powerful.
     
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    Oh, I thought he meant better in preference.
     
  19. Autobot Blitz

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    Actually, I think the absense of guns (on the Autobot's part, at least) is one of my favorite things about TFA.

    Don't get me wrong; I like explosions and stuff as much as the next American kid, but after a while the continueous BLAM BLAM BLAM! gets a little annoying. Seriously. God, just hit someone already!

    The cool thing about the axes, nunchucks, and ninja stars is that the characters who weild them don't need a wussy little gun to defend themselves. It means that they have to actually fight instead of hiding behind stuff and shooting at your enemy (whom you never seem to hit) every so often.

    True, the Decepticons do have more effective weapons, but when have they ever fought with honor?
     
  20. kissmekillme

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    Isn't there a fiction reason for it? That Autobots aren't made for combat, they're builders, maintenance, etc. Hence the use of tools as weapons, like Magnus' bug hugging hammer as opposed to fusion cannons and the like.
     

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