Who likes Soundwave’s monitor face?

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  1. QLRformer

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    While I miss Soundwave’s vocoded voice (or even his voice), it’s not too big a loss because his monitor face makes a brilliant new feature for the character and works just as well with his classic portrayal of being emotionless and chill. (I think some Autobots could have it, but not sure whom...)

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    It also makes a great medium to communicate things: a diagram, radar, a photo, a heartbeat... it’s a gimmick on the same level as TFilm/PRIME Bumblebee’s use of audio clips, but a better one.

    The only issue is when it takes a crack: since the screen is also serving as the eye, it should be like having grit in your eye but worse. You shouldn’t really be able to see out of it. But the fact that Soundwave is able to do just contributes to his awesomeness. And on the whole it's still a fantastic feature.
     
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  2. Meta777

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    I love his monitor face. It emphasizes everything he is; a cold machine that thinks only of function and obedience, a silent mystery to his enigmatic nature, a blank faceless structure that is both ominous and alien, even to other Cybertronians. Even Shockwave still has an eye at least, but Soundwave is blank.

    It's perfect, and I hope to the Allspark he doesn't have a face under it; the screen adds an unknown magic to Soundwave :) 
     
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  3. Megastar

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    Shockwave has his EYE so why shouldn't Soundwave have has 'monitor face'?
     
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    Yes, it's a cool design touch that completely fits his character.
     
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    I love it. It finally gives Soundwave something unique besides the visor and mouthplate. (which a lot of Transformers have)
     
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    I like it, something that adds to his epic factor.
     
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    Love it. Look at him and you know exactly what he is; a spy, robotic, and a little more inhuman than his companions. That's character designing at its finest.
     
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    It's fantastic. Reminds me of the old G2 jets. Only here it makes sense as a character choice.
     
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    I like it, that what sets him apart from everyone else because its different and unique.
     
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    This Soundwave is probably my favorite incarnation of the character. I love when the Decepticons show a monitor, and they zoom out to reveal Soundwave's face. I can't help but to think "aww yeah, the mother fuckin' Soundwave!"

    I love how efficient he is. My ONLY beef is I want to see him with more of his Minicon servants (also Laserbeak to look more bird-like, or not be named Laserbeak, and instead something new/original/REALLY different).
     
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    Monitorwave is watching you flatline.....
     
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    I think many people would love Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy
     
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    I love it too, but when Megatron told Knockout to repair it, he called it a visor. I wonder if that means there's a face under there.
     
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    ^^ Possible, but it could be that Sounds face was damaged at one point or another. ^^
     
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    Perhaps their is a shattered broken individual behind it all. He masks the pain. I dunno maybe Soundwave is sympatheic?
     
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    I like it. It adds to his mystery.
     
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    It would really take away from how innovative his design is if his visor was masking a face underneath. I tend to believe the visor IS his face
     
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    Yes; I love the TFP look and direction for Soundwave. It fits him perfectly.
     
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    I love it. It's very Planet X-y
     
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    Love it.
     

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