Who is a smarter scientist/warrior?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by AutobotJazz1, Aug 10, 2012.

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Who is the smartest?

Poll closed Aug 14, 2012.
  1. Perceptor

    61.8%
  2. Wheeljack

    21.8%
  3. Both

    16.4%
  1. AutobotJazz1

    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    Who is a smarter scientist/inventor?

    Which one is better at being a scientist and inventor from the G1 cartoo? . Ive always wondered this.
     
  2. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    The obvious
     
  3. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Where's Washu? Anyways, I gotta go with Percy.
     
  4. Inverse Midas

    Inverse Midas Jettisoning weight!

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    I'd have to say, in purely quantifiable terms (IQ), Perceptor is probably "smarter". Wheeljack is no doubt very intelligent himself, but I think he approaches his work with more creativity and passion, and less cold science and raw intelligence.

    I'm a little confused with the "warrior" part of the question. Are you asking who is the better warrior/scientist combo? In most continuities, Wheeljack displays a scrappy side in addition to his mad scientist role. However, if you take a look at IDW's comic continuity, Perceptor has become quite proficient at warfare-- even going so far as to join the Wreckers on the front lines. I'd say it just boils down to *which* Perceptor and Wheeljack in question.
     
  5. Jetbolt

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    Perceptor
     
  6. AutobotJazz1

    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    That one screw up and your ripping on him?:lol 
     
  7. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 RLRR LRLL News Staff

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    what do you mean ONE!?!?

    and i'm gonna have to with the guy that turns into a tankroscope
     
  8. AMG

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    Wheeljack built the Dinobots (with small F&$@ brains!) so he gets my vote.
     
  9. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    As memory serves, way fewer of Perceptor's inventions were ultimately used as weapons against the rest of the Autobots. Wheeljack was much more of a crazy mad scientist. Brilliant, but twisted. Perceptor's got my vote.
     
  10. BScorpinok75

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    Perceptor
     
  11. Stryker055

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    Perceptor is the Stephen Hawking to Wheeljack's Einstein/Tesla.

    I gotta go with the Jack.
     
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    I'm going to go with Wheeljack; ultimately he seems a bit more creative.
     
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    Perceptor is smarter than Wheeljack, in terms of intelligence. But Wheeljack is good at practical things.

    Besides, I immediately thought Brainstorm saying "What? Of course I am the most genious one on this ship!" when seeing the title :p 
     
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    WheelJack,Because he helped build the Five Dinobots. Also Wheeljack was a effective fighter. He also built a few weapons.
     
  15. ThrustJan

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    At first I would have said Perceptor,is more competent,methodical and for this reasons he hardly makes a mistake.

    Wheeljack is more creative,with a passion and a risky strategy that could have both successes and mistakes.(It's true,he seems a mad scientist)
    Then,he's a nice guy and created Dinobots.

    So I vote for both.
     
  16. Meta777

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    Yeah, I'd agree with this. They both have different strengths to their respective inventive natures, rather than outright competing for the same subject, so to speak.

    So, I vote both.
     
  17. Sai

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    Hmmm i think i'll give Perceptor the edge.
     
  18. SMOG

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    I agree with all of the above, and I think you've delineated their differences nicely.

    Perceptor is more of a researcher, and less of an inventor. Wheeljack is a gifted engineer, but I'd say that there's little question that Perceptor has a broader knowledge base and a stronger theoretical mind (Wheeljack usually needs to build things before discovering that they don't work).

    In fact, it's confirmed by the G1 Tech Spec ratings; Wheeljack has 9 Intelligence, Perceptor has 10. But that still doesn't mean I'd want Steven Hawking fixing my car.

    As for being warriors, I don't think either one is really described as being a strong fighter. Both characters have a 10 Skill rating, but this probably pertains mainly to their scientific/mechanical/driving ability. In their other stats, they are mostly even. Both seem to carry reasonable firepower.

    Wheeljack is the more dynamic, rough-and-tumble character, fast, reasonably strong, a weapons specialist, the best driver among the Autobots, and accustomed to absorbing damage (often self-inflicted).

    On the surface, Perceptor has the specs to be a decent warrior. He has an artillery mode. His light cannon has a crazy degree of range and accuracy. His strength and durability is respectable, although he's slow moving. However, he doesn't seem to have the best mindset for combat, being studious but distractable and absent-minded. Also, his main weapon, the light cannon, is relatively fragile, making him ill-suited to frontline conditions.

    So yeah... I think Perceptor is the best all-around scientist and smarty-pants.
    Wheeljack is probably better at BUILDING stuff, as well as being the guy I'd rather have with me in a scrap.

    As a final note, I'm basing this assessment mainly on their original bios, and most especially NOT IDW's super-ninja-commando-sniper Perceptor, which I think is dumb and a corruption of the character's foundation. So screw that noise. :p 

    zmog
     
  19. Starscream Gaga

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    "Let's make the Dinobots stupid like real dinosaurs!"

    Perceptor.
     
  20. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Wheeljack and Perceptor were able to fix Optimus Prime when he got damaged. Perceptor on the other hand...
     

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