What's with the fighter craft in DOM?

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  1. Chaos Prime

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    So in DOTM I thought the Decepticon fighter craft was a bit odd. I mean with a race of robotic aliens which can transform into vehicles; why would they need vehicle to fly in?

    Personally I think this was a wasted opportunity. Instead of having one bot fighter craft this would have been perfect to introduce Starscreams seekers. It just would have made more sense to me.
     
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    Tactical purposes, perhaps? Their aircraft seemed to have more maneuverability than our aircraft.
     
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    Same reason robots had weapons they could hold this time around when every other movie they deployed weapons from their arms and what not. It looks cool.
     
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    Budget reasons, maybe?
     
  5. Shelbo

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    That's what I thought. What's the point of driving a spaceship when you can just scan it and transform into it?
     
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    I imagine you have to have flight capabilities already installed before you can scan an aircraft mode.

    Plotwise, BB had to take control of some air unit in order to help rescue Carly. It would have been creepy if he reanimated a decepticon corpse to do it.
     
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    Didn't stop Optimus in ROTF from using Jetfire's parts, Hey there was no Jolt to preform the upgrade to BB if it wasn't a ship.

    I guess the only reasons to having ships: (1) not all robots fly (2) firepower
     
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    Uh, because not all of them can fly.

    And people complained about the entry modes good fucking lord...
     
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    What happened with Jetfire was more along the lines of consensual organ donation than postmortem defilement.

    Plus, Wheelie and Brains needed to commandeer the vessel later
     
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    They were kewl. But Seriously,I thought they were for bots who can't fly,plus the advancements in firepower
     
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    After the first full trailer, I thought they were drones. I previously imagined they would down one and salvage its parts so Optimus would fly. They were cool
     
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    I don't really care why, because I thought the fighters were awesome. I hope we get a figure of a Decepticon soldier that turns into one of the fighters.
     
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    Yeah, I agree it would have been cooler to just have to flying TFs, but this has always been the case with TFs.

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    That would be cool. Granted, Cyberverse Starscream's action set has one of the fighters and it transforms into a carrier (kind of like Flattop in my post above) and also a battle throne, which is very cool in its own right.
     
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    Nobody turns into them. The generics fly them,but I would like to see a protoform trooper made :) 
     
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    Now where does it say that Bumblebee can't be the Hannibal Lecter of Transformers. Could you imagine? LOL!
     
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    I thought the concept sucked. They had the chance to introduce more Seeker jets like Thundercracker and Skywarp, but they blew it.
     
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    .... That little ride cart jet is the funniest thing ever.
     
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    Having a bad day today?

    Well non-flying Transformers; that's all fine and dandy. But why not just have the flying Decepticons guard the city too? I mean are Starscream and Megatron the only living Cybertronian fliers left?
     
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    WHY have just the flying Decepticons guard the city too? Why not make use of their war machines? Who's to say those aircrafts aren't more powerful than your usual flying robot by himself?

    I think it's a totally pointless thing to care about really. We've had robots that turn into vehicles using vehicles since day one of this franchise.
     

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