Who's hated more, Wheelie or Drift?

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  1. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    Discuss.
     
  2. S.A.A.M.

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    Oh, Wheelie for sure! I like Drift...

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    ...so far
     
  3. megatronski

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    Wheelie. Drift pwns.
     
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    I used to really hate Wheelie, but the Spotlight issue for him was pretty good.

    Drift gets a bad wrap since he seems to be "too cool" and the fact that he was introduced during AHM which for some reason a lot of people dislike. Personally I like him, I think the hate is misplaced.

    Of the two though, I'd have to say cartoon version Wheelie since the IDW one is decent.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    Wheelie's been a pariah for the fandom for nearly 20 years. Drift just got his own series. I think that shows who's hated more.
     
  6. Superquad7

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    I love Wheelie.

    Drift is meh/so-so for me in contrast to other characters.
     
  7. catch22

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    Wheelie has at least had Spotlight: Wheelie which was awesome. Drift as far as I know is still just a fanwanky badass character.
     
  8. E. C. R. Former

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    I'm going to say Wheelie. The hatred around Drift has more to do with hype backlash than the actual character per say. And since he's still a new character, there's a chance opinion on him could be reversed in the hands of a good writer.
     
  9. Superquad7

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    Well, I've said this before, but many fanboys like to rip on Wheelie just because they think it shows their superior Transformers-geekiness. I've met those guys before, and it's just funny to me.
     
  10. Phoenix Blaze

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    From what little I know (G1 wheelie movie and cartoon, TFwiki Drift) I'm saying Wheelie. Drift is the kind of character that appeals to my teenage fanboi of just "whoa! He's so badass!!!" and I like that kind of thing. Utter badassery.

    Now my only gripe is that the toy says Samurai and not Drift on the door panels, and the totally non-Universe style legs. Why!?
     
  11. Mechafire

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    Definitely Wheelie. I think Drift is pretty cool, actually.
     
  12. HiKaizer

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    I don't hate either? Sure Wheelie's rhyming is sometimes annoying but it's also an amusing character quirk an equal other amount of times. Drift is...okay I guess? I mean it's off putting he has such a forced degree of coolness but I do like his design and when they're not putting him into deliberately cocky and cool poses he's not a bad character.
     
  13. Ecchokat

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    I hate wheelie I love drift end of story for me
     
  14. Ktulu

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    Wheelie has never really bothered me. The original toy sucked and the cartoon voice could be grating, but eh, it's not like he was alone in that.
     
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    Since I don't give a f*ck about TF fiction, I have nothing against them. Both got awesome toys (Legends Wheelie and Generations Drift) and that's all I care for.

    All it takes to make a character 'awesome' is some idiot with money to buy a license from Hasbro, another idiot with basic writing skills for his/her stupid ideas and an underpaid artist or a team of underpaid artists (in the case of a cartoon or movie).
     
  16. chugway

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    The '86 Wheelie was a pretty rubbish character. he was the jar jar of TFTM: an ill-conceived kid-friendly viewer-character's comic-relief sidekick, without the comedy. On the other hand, ROTF Wheelie i genuinely liked. He was funny.

    Drift is just a bit meh. if i was being generous i'd describe him as 'a bit dull'. If i was being more candid; 'boring anime fanwank'.

    Unfortunately for all the points i score by bad-mouthing IDW, I don't think liking ROTF counts for much if we're measuring our transformers willys. :( 
     
  17. Grimlock_13

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    Cartoon Wheelie...but I find many more TFs from other series more annoying. But since it's between the two and I know next to nothing about Drift other than he's getting a killer looking toy soon...
     
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    Wheelie. Drift hasn't really done enough to make an impression one way or the other.
     
  19. Superquad7

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    If anything, for me, Grimlock of season 3 to some extent was Jar-Jar annoying. I absolutely loved Grimlock from pre-movie, then he was made into a bad joke for Season 3.

    All of that being said, I think this thread is comparing apples and oranges anyways.
     
  20. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    This. Really no comparison between a badass samurai and an annoying little twerp.

    But I did like Wheelie in the 3H Wreckers comic. Maybe it's because he did something, and only appeared for a few panels.
     

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