Why didn't Fowler question the absense of Cliffjumper?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by seekerblackout, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    This just came to me. Fowler seemed to know Team Prime for a good while, or at least more than a day, so he must have known Cliffjumper. So why didn't he question why Cliffjumper was absent?
     
  2. FatalT 71

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    Probably not considered essential for moving the story forward.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Well that, or maybe he got an idea of what went down earlier on & figured flat out bringing it up in front of the children wouldn't go over too well with the audience.
     
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    I mean in-fiction.
     
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    He most likely already knows.
     
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    Right after he dies?
     
  7. Snark

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    The most logical explanation was that many years ago, Fowler and Cliffjumper were in a bitter rivalry for Arcee's affections. Ultimately, Cliff won, but Fowler never let go of his grudge. He later sold Cliff's position to the Decepticons, who set up the trap that ultimately killed him, all as part of Fowler's insane plan for revenge. He therefore never mentioned CJ's death because he was the architect of Cliff's demise, and kept quiet so as to advert suspicion.
     
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    This would actually be funny if I didn't hate the idea of Arcee and Cliffjumper being any more than friends. Points for trying.
     
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    Only communists dislike Arcee/Jumper. Don't be a communist.
     
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    The writers *probably believe* that the viewers don't give a rat's ass what Fowler thinks of Cliffjumper's absence.
     
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    I'm a communist. :( 
     
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    Glad to see my first thread in the Prime forum is well recived!
     
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    Only to lose her to a whiny teenager with bad hair.
    And wasn´t Fowler the one who gave Jack the spacesuit?! :eek: 
    Scrap.
     
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    I personally thought that, at the time, Fowler didn't really care too much what happened to the Autobots. Towards the beginning of the show Fowler seemed more annoyed with the bots than anything else. I almost thought he was going to be somewhat of an antagonist. He warmed up to them over time. I didn't think he cared if any of them died towards the beginning of the show. They were just robots to him.
     
  15. Meta777

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    In fairness, he probably thought that maybe Cliffjumper was off scouting or something, and Prime told him later off-screen.
     
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    I don't think Fowler gave much of a shit back then. During the first parts of the two parter his relationship with the Autobots was pretty all-business with a tint of mistrust, even during Convoy when he is already liking them better he still lets out that little "you guys only brought problem with you" comment.
     
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    why do I have a bad feeling someone's gonna take that the wrong way and end up having this thread closed?
     
  18. Meta777

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    Impossible. No-one can delete this thread without knowing that Snark was proven right. And thus, the true victory will belong to him, as he snickers to himself over his brutal psychological triumph.

    Nah, better to just shrug and ignore it :) 
     
  19. SPLIT LIP

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    He probably didn't care back then because he'll have Prime's badge for this, and they probably filled him in off-screen.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Because Cliffjumper was already dead by that point.
     

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