Who funds MECH?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Worlder, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Worlder

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    In real life, al-Qaeda had bin Laden's wallet (and many donations and "legitimate" income).

    In fiction, to be more specific the latest G.I Joe incarnation, Cobra Industries was a front that used to gather funds for the world domination scheme.

    So who is padding MECH's wallet?

    Sure they steal the latest tech, but someone's got be paying for all those helicopters and muscle cars (and I think the secret base in the Operation Bumblebee episodes), right?

    Personally there are two possibilities.

    One is a front corporation. Whatever it earns, a portion goes to MECH. Even better if it is a high tech arms company; sure beats stealing.

    The other is multiple hacked bank accounts. Add a few zeroes in a way that no one finds out, and one can hire all the clueless contractors needed to dig bunkers for hideouts across the world.

    I somewhat favor the first choice. But I think in order keep the pace of the story going along, I feel that MECH's benefactors should appear in Rescue Bots instead. Have the "legitimate businessmen" put funds aside for "associates".
     
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    From what the series shows us, I'd say they work as mercenaries and arms-dealers to other criminal factions, judging from Fowler's comments on MECH's nature [he makes a reference to the black market on Convoy].

    Think about it, they're a highly organized criminal faction, armed to the teeth, wearing military-like outfit and all obeying faithfully a chain of command, you can't really catch that "Drug lords/murderes" feel. They look like an illegal version of Blackwater. And that's what I think they are: A illegal version of Blackwater, mercenaries who aide corrupt governments and drug lords.

    As for arms-dealers, they show an interest on studying and developing new forms of technology, it seems likely they'd design some high-tech weapons and sell them to their clients to make some profit.
     
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    Maybe Cobra?
     
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    They run the Pizza shop that Jack works in dont they? XD

    Anyway, I would think that they dont get funded, they just steal stuff.
     
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    Microsoft,

    to first I wanted to say Apple but that wouldn't fit.
    If they were founded by Apple they'd have sleeker computers, more white and apple-logos everywhere and their uniforms are designed by Ralph Rucci.
     
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    Robot Industry is supposed to keep a high level in Japan.
     
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    Why just have one front company when one can have many? Maybe they're the backend of various corporations dealing in computers, weapons and various other technology etc. They may also have a front of a private military company(PMC), providing military, weapons and security for various entities.

    It wouldn't be surprising if they have powerful people within the organization, from generals, politicians, tycoons in various nations. Maybe they even secretly control a few countries.

    I've been thinking if their front can be companies like alien's Weyland Yutani or Resident Evil's Umbrella corporation. That would give them immense power to make changes that effect the entire planet. It would also open interesting scenarios and side stories. Maybe these companies would even apply alien technology into new appliances or gadgets that they can sell to the public.

    Think about it, Ipads(or something similar) made out of Cybertronian Brains!
     
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    Silas doesn´t need funders, since he is Lex Luthor.:D 
     
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    Well that, or maybe they just do a lot of stealth thefts such as robbing people like David Xanatos. Then they'll sell some of the shit they stole, and boom.
     
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    Russian government or Putin himself.
     
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    Silas' Mom. She's one rich bitch.
     
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    Lottery win. Silas wrestled with if he should use his last coin to buy a lottery ticket or another cheap bottle of Old Gut Rot to drink in the gutters while he pissed his pants again. Look at him now. In command of a large criminal organisation. And still addicted to gutter beer and pissing his pants.

    And from now on this will be my personal canon for Silas' past. From tramp to troop leader. From hobo to high commander. From bum to boss. :) 

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    really?

    cause he mentioned al-qaeda as an example its political talk suddenly?
     
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