Who's your favorite human?

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  1. BumblebeeFan71

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    So after talking about Cade a few times, I thought it would be interesting to make a topic about the humans. I find it interesting because while there are many negative aspects to the human characters of the films, it's pretty neat when you find that one character that stands out from the rest, kind of like a diamond in the rough.

    Personally for me that would be Cade. While I can't deny that Lennox and Epps are good characters, Cade stand out to me because of how nicely his story melds with Optimus'. Never once did I feel like he hijacked the story much like I felt with Sam in the previous films, instead it nicely complimented Optimus's storyline. For the most part his story played into Optimus' character arc and heck even with Hound's subtle arc. Add onto the fact he has a pretty likable personality and there were only a few times I groaned in annoyance at some of his moments.

    So who's your favorite human and how do you feel their story was done right to the other humans. Hopefully this topic won't blow up in my face.
     
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    Lennox. He should really just be the main Autobot ally in the movies.
     
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    Simmons. I thought he was pretty funny, and I liked that he was as obsessed with Transformers as the fandom.
     
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    Lennox works really well as the main Military ally of the Autobots... but I like Epps more TBH.
     
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    Simmons. One man. Alone. Betrayed by the country he loves.

    One man.

    (legitimately the best piece of humour in the entire movie series)
     
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    I still want a real version of Simmon's book.
     
  7. DrLee

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    Don't get the love for Simmons... thought it would have been better in the story for him to die in DOTM TBH... he's irritating as hell & didn't really add anything after the accident.
     
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    Because he has personality injected into his character by his actor.

    I dont get how you couldn't love Simmons. He was one of the few aspects of the trilogy that felt earnest, despite his goofiness.
     
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    He's shouty... I find that sort of person irritating.

    Don't get me wrong I think Turturro is a damn good actor and as you say he puts a lot of character into Simmons... it's just a type of character I find annoying. I also found Dutch a little irritating in DOTM and I like Alan Tudyk a lot.
     
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    simmons..he has the best arc

    upon rewatching the 4 films in july i noticed allot of the human characters didn't bother me as much the second-time around even deep wang & leo...the only part i didn't like with leo is the part with him inside bumblebee in egypt when starscream was firing missiles at them & that little checkpoint guard in egypt was silly as well.
     
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    Lennox and Epps
     
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    Lennox.

    I really think they could have given him a stronger role that tied into Optimus as they potentially have a lot of parallels and I think he would have been a good character to bring out the humanity of the bots more and show the true meaning of humans and Cybertronians working side by side.

    I find Cade too whiny - like an old version of Luke Skywalker... so I always found his pairing with Optimus odd, not helped by the awful actors they had around Cade.
     
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    Simmons by far, I'd love a TFCU movie with him and an Autobot doing some sort of mission.
     
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    Lennox, Epps Maggie and Lio. Really want those guys back.
     
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    I'd say it's a three-way tie between Joshua, Simmons, and Cade.

    In addition to being funny, one thing I love about Simmons is that he's basically a fictional version of the type of person you might see being interviewed on Ancient Aliens.
     
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    Lennox. He should've of returned in AoE. But at least he returned for TF5.
     
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    This topic has already been done a ton of times, but okay.

    My answer is the same it is every time: Sam's mom.

    She is by far the best human character in the movies.
     
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    Gonna cheat and pick two: Lennox and Simmons.

    I do actually like Sam as well.
     
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    I can't decide between Lennox and Epps, Simmons, and Cade for the protagonists, and Attinger for the antagonist. It seems that I prefer the other characters over the teen-twenty-somethings.
     
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    Simmons, but only when he was working as a sandwich maker living with his mom. I needed that type of representation to truly enjoy the movie.
     

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