Why Blackarachnia never used?

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  1. Jetcols

    Jetcols Elite Guard

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    When we first heard about Animated she was listed as a main character on Megatron's team. But in the cartoon she barely shows up! She has so much potential been a former Autobot, potential love interest of Prime, a back story of her joining the Decepticons.
     
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    Ah, sexism.
     
  3. 0ptimus__Prime

    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

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    ^

    Yeah, pretty much. From a sales prespective, female characters don't sell as well as the male characters do.
     
  4. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    Hummm as I recall there was at least 5 episodes where she was in it...
    Black friday was all about her, first episode of first season she was there.
    Also another episode where they showed her "transformation"

    Ok, maybe 3 episodes... I miss her too, I love her character!
     
  5. janeDoe001

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    No, you were right before, she was also in Megatron Rising pt 1 and 2 trying to get Sari to show her where the Allspark was.


    jD001
     
  6. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    "Wimmen~ lulz"
     
  7. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    1. The title is just... wrong.

    2. She is not the only character who has been "under-used". Wreck Gar, Soundwave, Arcee, etc. It isn't like she was only in one episode, either.
     
  8. kenny86

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    agree with title.

    and Blackarachnia is in intro and is stated as one of main Decepticons and there's a feeling we see her less than obviously Megs and Starscream but less than Lugnut and Blitzwing too. Haven't count episodes but i have this kind of feeling she has less screen time than other main cast cons
     
  9. ShyTenda

    ShyTenda Not even here...

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    I think of her as a secondary character who happened to be in the first episode.
     
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    She doesn't even feel like one of the "Core Decepticons" to me. She comes across as a tag-along, just "hitching a ride" on the Nemesis in that first appearance and splitting as soon as the ride ended. She's never been portrayed as one of Megatron's soldiers on the level of Blitzwing, Lugnut, or even Starscream...

    The only time I think she even mentions Megatron after arriving on earth was in Black Friday when she alluded to the events of "Megatron Rising pt.2" in explaining how she ended up with the Dinobots.
     
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    I think most of her story is there. The only missing bit is how she hooked up with the cons. Best place for it is to be used as a plot device as she turns Wasp into Waspinator
     
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    Agreed.
     
  13. kenny86

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    yeah, that'll be interesting. How she met Megatron and how he offer her joining the cons :) 
     
  14. megatronkicksas

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    Could just be the voice actor. That actor is very well known.
     
  15. Screambug

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    I like TFA Blackarachnia.

    I'd like to see more of her in coming episodes, too.=3
     
  16. Coeloptera

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    Cree Summer is very well known, but voice actors make their money by volume. Many of the best have carried more than one ongoing series at a time. I can't imagine the circumstances under which she wouldn't take a steadier gig if offered.

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