Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by DecepticonSpike, Jan 15, 2012.
Was it said in the show why his eye can't be fixed? I can't seem to remember if a reason was given.
I think it's less his eye can't be fixed (though that's possible, they may not have replacement eyes just laying around in Breakdown's size) and more that Megatron made him wear the eyepatch, as a reminder of his failures.
That seems like something TFP Megatron would do.
Could also be that Breakdown himself denied the repair as a reminder of his perceived failure.
IIRC, Breakdown himself mentioned something like that. It would be in keeping with what we know of his TFP character..so far.
Because Knockout is sexually attracted to one-eyed linebackers.
Because if I didn't say it someone else would have.
But the whole "Breakdown sees it as mark of humility reminding him of failure" also works.
That actually does seem to be the reason. From Metal Attraction: "Allow me to redeem myself, Master. What I have lost is a constant reminder that I must never again fail you."
Perhaps KO can't find an extra for BD.
Besides the whole "reminder" thing, it is possible that drill caused a wound too deep to be fixed without putting Breakdown's life in jeopardy [since you could almost see his "brain"].
It's possible that eyes are a lot more complex than arms. A cybernetic eye would have to simulate an optical nerve whereas an arm is just simple hydraulics.
Yeah I think it's both the fact that Megatron wanted him to wear it as a badge of shame, constantly remind him of his failure.
Also maybe as self-punishment for being captured by MECH, a bunch of little humans. He is a very complex character in this series, who knows.
Arms have nerves, too.
Yeah, this. Also, the hydraulics would need something to signal "push air out" or "bring air in", that's where the "nerves" (wires and cables) come in.
Anyways, I think Breakdown said something about it being a reminder of his failure, and that's why they didn't replace it.
When it was first seen, Breakdown says that what he lost is a constant reminder to never fail Megatron. That INCREDIBLY implies that Breakdown chose not to have to it replaced as penance for his failure.
Plus Breakdown looks good with an eye-patch! It gives him a little of an edgy look. Besides, he looks like a pirate!
I like how you can just barely in the more well-lit shots see the eyesocket beneath. Creepy. Almost makes up for how he was perfectly fine after losing it. No pain, no distress. I bet he feels better after losing the eye.
Never noticed this before! That IS creepy.
Besides remember knockout isnt exactly the medic type, remember his qoute mentioning he's better at taking things apart than fixing them.
Probably for the same reason Ratchet can't fix BB's vocoder.
While the surgery could be dangerous or unavailable due to supplies, I think that Breakdown won't get his eye fixed until after he destroys MECH for what they did to him IMO.
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