What would Soundwave be in TFilm1?

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  1. QLRformer

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    Soundwave’s CYBERTRON-inspired jet/satellite mode was awesome. But I wondered where he would be in the first film. Orci and Kurtzman tried their best to cast Soundwave, but couldn’t find a way that was agreeable.

    - They originally had him in mind for the MH-53 helicopter Decepticon (the one who used an EMP, hacked into a computer base and deployed a minion), but Hasbro objected so they renamed it Blackout
    - They next had him become a police Saleen automobile (the one who traced Ladiesman217 and later interrogated Sam, and deployed a minion again), but since that was basically a Prowl ripoff they finally renamed it Barricade.
    - They finally settled for the classical music player mode (the one who snuck into Air Force One and Hoover Dam, put in a virus, and survived in a smaller form) but that Con was way too different to fit him so it was renamed Frenzy

    I think I’d see Soundwave as the helicopter, provided he survived the battle. What do you think?
     
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    He'd basically be Blackout. I think we'd have been happy with Soundwave being Blackout, in the long run, as much as I like Blackout and hope to see the character return in later series.
     
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    In an early draft he would of been a boombox and then sized changed into a hummer
     
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    Wow, Hasbro is run by idiots. THey wanted Soundwave's alt mode to be based around music despite the fact that Cybertron Soundwave was a jet.
     
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    He would have replaced either Blackout or Barricade/Frenzy.
     
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    Yeah, screw those guys for wanting to evoke something of the most iconic incarnation of a character instead of a relatively new version that received a lukewarm reception. DUMB AS HELL.
     
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    ... yeah, this post just doesn't really make sense.
     
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    "Wow, Hasbro is run by idiots. THey wanted Soundwave's alt mode to be based around music despite the fact that Cybertron Soundwave was a jet."
    "... yeah, this post just doesn't really make sense."

    It was a matter of updating to contemporary times. Back in the 1980s a microcasette recorder was standard tech; today there's MP3s and iPods. I mean, making Soundwave one of those would have been underwhelming considering most of the other Decepticons were military vehicles. At least in ROTF he got something worthy of his role as communications officer/spymaster.


    To the main topic, I must agree that he would have taken Blackout's role.
     
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    The MQ-1 Predator UAV appears in this film and in ROTF it's the MQ-9 Reaper UAV.

    The funny thing is, in the Orci-Kurtzman series TRANSFORERS PRIME this UAV was Soundwave’s alternate mode, and it might have fit him perfectly too in the movieverse.
     
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    Mass-shifting is just unrealistic for the films.
     
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    While giant talking robots from outer space are perfectly believable...

    I mean, if you can accept that premise, why not accept they can mass-shift?
     
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    In a lot of ways, yeah, it would ruin the immersion, but it's strange, because there was sort of pseudo-mass shifting in some things anyway. But there's more to Soundwave's character (in G1 and otherwise) than mass-shifting.
     
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    I agree...out of those three options, the chopper would have suited him best IMO.
     
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    He'd by fine as a satellite, staying off Earth, detecting the Autobots arrival.
    Or, he could of been watching Sam and Bumblebee, and HE could of sent Barricade after Sam, that would of worked IMO.
    Better yet, Soundwave could of sent the transmission for all of the Decepticons to mobilize instead of Starscream.
     
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    soundwave unite satille in tf1 movie
     

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