What do you want to see in Wheeljack?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Faded-Myth, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Faded-Myth

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    Usually I'm not one to create speculation threads as they're a dime-a-dozen, and I can generally just pick an existing one to post in. However, I find myself pondering what I want to see in Prime Wheeljack, and I think he's an interesting character to tackle, particularly given that he's been a somewhat unused character until recent years, comics aside.

    Episode 6 of Prime portrayed Ratchet as a somewhat eccentric, sciency figure that I would usually attribute to Wheekjack, particularly his accosting the kids of their science projects. (Granted, I personally feel it fits his crotchety stubbornness to accept human beings as interesting entities, and it made it clear he's almost lying to himself. Or at least gradually warming up to them).

    So it makes me wonder just how Wheeljack is going to be portrayed. Is he going to be eccentric? Is he going to be super intelligent? How is he going to gel with Ratchet? If he's good friends with Bulkhead, he must be somewhat good-natured, right? Does he have side-burns? Too many questions!

    I had been expecting to see Movie Wheeljack before I ever saw another variation, so I was really surprised to hear his role in Prime, especially so early in the show.

    But those are all my thoughts. What do you want to see in Wheejack? (Life expectancy aside). Do you want him to be more like G1? Something fresh? Or a little of both? Frankly, my vote is for the third option.
     
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    I want him not to die.
     
  3. Faded-Myth

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    Likewise, though that's why I added that in the last line there.
     
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    I'd prefer him to not be a redshirt. Apart from that, I would also LOVE to see him portrayed as his G1 self. Brilliant, but somewhat absent-minded and usually back to the drawing board.













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    I'd like it if he had a brooklyn accent.
     
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    I'm really curious if the creators have gone with a more traditional look or something inspired by the movieverse much like Prime, Bumblebee and Arcee. If he rocks up with bald halo spot with hair coming down the sides, i think we can safely presume thats wheeljack in DotM.
     
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    I'm really hoping he will be his mad inventor self and will show up with some Cybertronian tech. Ratchet could say " I NEED THAT!" 5 or 6 times. :) 
     
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    Jamie Hyneman's face, like Animated Wheeljack.

    :D 
     
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    Actually, I just realized how amusing it would be if Wheeljack killed himself off in the first episode during some experiment. I think for me there'd be a moment of laughter followed by "Wait..."

    Bulkhead: "Hey guys! This is Wheeljack!"
    Wheeljack: "Hey guys! Let me show you what I'm working--" *Massive explosion*
    Bulkhead: "I miss Wheeljack."

    He needs to at least seriously injure himself every episode.
     
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    As long as he doesn't kill himself (Just a brutal injury), I think that idea would be hilarious. :lol 
     
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    I want him to be an Autobot version of Waspinator. BUT, instead of being hurt in battle, he's hurt by his own experiments. So yeah, pretty much standard Wheeljack.
     
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    I want the light-up ears. Also, no mouth, and still have a voice. One thing that bugs me about Bumblebee is (HE'S GOT NO VOICE, LET'S NOT GIVE HIM A MOUTH EITHER!), so I either want to see Bumblebee with a mouth at some point, or Wheeljack with no mouth and have a voice.
     
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    I'm really hoping that Wheeljack would be just like what he was in G1 as far as his personality is concerned.
     
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    I like the G1 Wheeljack..he could still be the eccentric scientist..but update his look as they have the other bots..works for me :D 
     
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    Awesome idea. He could be the 'Kenny' of TF Prime
     
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    A little off topic for this discussion.

    I got a quick question. I heard John DiMaggio is voicing Wheeljack. Is that true?
     
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    Doubtful. I haven't heard that anywhere, and I don't see any website that even mentions DiMaggio being in Prime. Where did you hear that?
     

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