What would you have done with Shockwave?

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  1. Jericho

    Jericho Well-Known Member

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    For me I would have gone one of two ways

    1 - Kept him like they have it in the movie, but make him more of a killing machine. The comics play him out as someone who just destroys anything in his path, no misses. With that I would have had the twins in the film and either in Chicago or Russia have Shockwave appear out of Driller and, with the twins running straight at him, fire one shot that rips through Mudflap directly into Skids.

    2 - Somehow worked him in to the whole Sentinel plan but have Shockwave turn on Megatron (making it in reality Shockwave's plan all along) and destroy him (taking that pleasure away from Prime) and have Prime destroy both Sentinel and Shockwave.
     
  2. Colonel Manface

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    Pull a Starscream.

    Have him do some cool shit in the battle itself, but slip away with the potential for a return in a sequel.

    Shockwave's the kinda character that deserves a whole movie to himself. DOTM was too busy to give him the focus he needed, so the way around that is just to make sure he shows up in a hypothetical sequel.
     
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    I'm with you on this idea. It would have tied in nicely with the Shockwave from the comic, rather than the pushover that he was in the movie.
     
  4. Megabattimus

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    I would of had him kill Dino or the Wreckers when they charged at him. I also would of had him say more than one line.
     
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    I would've put him in a one on one slugfest with Prime ending like the way it did. I would also make him ruthless. He should have killed an Autobot or two.
     
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    I would have:

    1. Given him Doug Bradley's voice

    2. Given him Marvel G1 Shockwave's personality and abilities

    3. Given him lots of good lines

    4. Made him kick serious Autobot ass
     
  7. PANTSMAN1973

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    On a previous Thread, I said that I bet that Shockwave would be killed by a "puny Human" Oh well, almost right.......it was a Parachute instead!
     
  8. Jericho

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    Agreed, ya'll. I forgot about the Wreckers. This is why I wish they added some filler 'bots like The Twins so Shockie could wipe them out. I wouldn't have cared if Sideswipe or Mirage got wasted.
     
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    This. Except I'd have David Warner or Jeremy Irons voice him.
     
  10. Jericho

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    No Jeremy Irons, please! I would have agreed if not for The Borgias. His voice in that has ruined him for me, it's all I can hear.
     
  11. 9.8m/s^2

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    Would have left him on Cybertron. He could have coordinated with Megs and Sentinel once Sentinel enabled communications via spacebridge. He would have been a good avenue for a lot of the exposition that ended up getting monologued by Sentinel and Megs. I'd much rather have heard Shockwave talking and being generally intelligent than watched him be just another gun-toting maniac.
     
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    give him a motive or a purpose. Have him display some intelligence rather than being a big gun with a robot attatched to it.

    I get that his primary purpose was to make people think he was the main villain, but as I said before, all his scenes could've been deleted with no impact on the movie at all.
     
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    I don't get why it would've been so bad to let people think Megatron was the main villain.

    He's Megatron. I think it's pretty believeable, as smoke screens go.
     
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    I would've had Shockwave as the actual main villain until a certain someone became a turncoat.
     
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    pretty much. at least have him shoot and kill one thing. he might as well been a drone.
     
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    Shockwave was merely there to create a diversion in the plot before the movie came out. He painted as the "new villain" when in reality he was just another Decepticon. When he yelled, "Optimus" it gave me chills, though.
     
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    Shockwave was nothing more than a grunt to me in this movie.
     
  18. koh4711

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    Having grown up on the G1 comics, I would have loved to see a Shockwave story involving the Dinobots. I just like the contrast when he squares off against them.

    Though with the story we had, I would have played up the logical side of him more, and eventually
    have it revealed that he was the one who convinced Sentinel to agree to work with the Decepticons.
    Not only would it have given Shockwave a more sinister edge, but you'd have the amusing aspect of
    someone using logic against a Nimoy character.
    =p
     
  19. springerbee

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    I would have at least given Shockwaves more of a fight. I was thinking he and Optimus would have an awesome one-on-one fight scene like in the Burger King commercial.
     
  20. Phil

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    You did watch the movie right? Because that's absolutely not what happened. His fight with Prime happened after the parachute scene.
     

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