Why Cliffjumper and not Mirage?

Discussion in 'Transformers Video Game Discussion' started by Forceman4077, Jul 10, 2012.

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Cliffjumper is in FOC mainly, like 95%+< because he was in Prime Prime

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  1. Forceman4077

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    I have been watching the G1 cartoon on Netflix, and the question that keeps popping up is, why is it that Cliffjumper is in FOC and not Mirage?

    The first thing is Mirage is the one all about cloaking not Cliffjumper, and the second is WAY more of a presence in the show then Cliff ever is. Now my best guess is it has something to do with this whole "Aligned" continuity thing and the Prime TV show. What do you guys think?

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  2. RipCurl

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    FOC is in the same continuity as PRIME. so they have to tie the characters together. Which is why he has the same head as PRIME
     
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    Because Mirage is a character many non-fans wouldn't know. Cliffjumper is a lot more popular due to his appearance in Prime.
     
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    I figure they went with Cliffjumper because of the money that would be saved by using him--he's Bumblebee with a new head and colors. Mirage would be a whole new character from top to bottom.

    I don't mind Cliffjumper myself, as I like just about every member of the original cast, though it would have been awesome if Mirage were in this game--hell, it'd be awesome if many more members from the '84 cast were in this game. I hope they have cameos at least.
     
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    Because Cliffjumper was in Prime for like five minutes.
     
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    He killed that fukkin traitor and took his cloaking device.
     
  7. Stardust262

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    Because Cliffjumper was in Prime. That's the only reason
     
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    I like Mirage more. I'd rather he was in it.
     
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    Just curious, but does anyone else thing that the Jazz and Cliffjumper pairing was done because of the '86 movie? I can't recall any other time these two were together. This may be another reason why they are paired together now.
     
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    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    i thought the exact same thing, it makes more sense to have mirage instead of clifjumper because invisibility was only ever used by mirage
     
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    I totally agree, it should be Mirage with the cloaking ability not Cliffjumper, one of the few things where I think High Moon dropped the ball or at least fumbled around with before picking back up and running. Now don't get me wrong I really like Cliffjumper, he's always itching for a fight and he punches above his weight class. But having said that Mirage should be in FOC with the cloaking ability and put Cliffjumper in with some other ability, like maybe you press the ability button and Cliff puts away the guns and you start meleeing the crap out of the Cons with his fists for a short time.
     
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    Honestly, I think it has a lot to do with which characters are being used recently. Cliffjumper was in 5 minutes of Prime.

    Also, I DO think it's because of the '86 movie. I mean, Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Perceptor, CLiffjumper, and Jazz all played major roles in the '86 film.
     
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    nope. they simply liked his Prime head design more than a tweaked BB head. WFC/FOC (for the 10,000th time) is simply a starting point for ALL continuities. it is tied to Prime, but not just Prime. it is loosely tied to every other TF universe (and i hope that doesn't include Kissplayers)
     
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    I think a better ability for Cliffjumper would be taunt or luck.

    Taunt could do the exact opposite of WFC's warcry (eg empower the enemy, but increases experience earned; demoralizes the enemy, making them more reckless and as a result, reduces experience earned).

    For luck, random one hit kills regardless of where you hit your target or the ability to escape an @$$ kicking unscathed as he did more than once back in the day:lol 
     
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    They were together in Starscream's brigade when they got kidnapped.
     
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    WHAT?! Look at the screenshots again, Mirage is there. Look for the wavy areas that looks like a Predators cloak. :p 
     
  18. Transformed

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    Oh, okay. I wish I never got rid of my G1 DVD collection:(  The only thing I have left from G1 is the '86 movie.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Well they are on Netflix. I still got my original Rhino set.
     
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    I know, right:lol  If my son was born before I got rid of them or before they shot up in price, I wouldn't have gotten rid of them:lol  I think my son likes the old cartoons more than I do.

    Sadly, Netflix, Hulu, Ultraviolet and whatever else you guys have in the States isn't available to folks in Japan:( 
     

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