Why didn't Silas... (Nemesis Prime Spoilers)?

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  1. toaster

    toaster It's Hip to be Square !

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    Why didn't he move when his Optimus Knock off was about to crush him ?
     
  2. megapork

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    He's an idiot.
     
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    This.
     
  4. TFtoycollector

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    Although he is an idiot, i'd say he was just shit scared and couldn't move.
     
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    the writers did it. so we could have that "holy shit" moment at the end of the episode.
     
  6. moreprimeland

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    The writers needed him 'squished' so they could get him to the next level...and use Breakdown's body...after all it was just lying there and CGI is expensive so they needed to find a way to keep using both 'bodies'.



    Seriously, I thought it was completely out of character for Silas to react the way he did...he's well trained, and ice water flows in his veins..so nope, I don't buy that he froze..panicked, etc.

    :rip  Breakdown
     
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    He was in shock. Seems obvious to me.
     
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    Or time only appeared to move that slow to the viewer. In "real time", he may not have had the opportunity to react quickly enough.
     
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    Again, I think there was a mistake in how they depicted Silas in this scene. Silas has always shown himself to be cool headed and in control, especially during the most dire situations; like being captured by Airachnid(and working with her), having Starscream sneak in, avoiding capture by Fowler, first meeting the autobots etc. So I think that scene with Silas just standing there stunned and screaming was very out of character. And kind of takes away from the character as well.
     
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    Yeah but he was still really pissed I think from Fowler distracting him and when he realised he was going to lose his new toy. I think that and maybe the shock of it all (Plus did the chair do anything when he was beaten around in it cause of Nemesis Prime getting beat up? I can't remember). But I think overall he wasn't on his best terms of thinking. Hence why he just stood there for those split seconds.
     
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    Perhaps. Those are good points. But for now, I have doubts about that. Silas himself had already encountered set backs in his dealings and reacted well to them.

    For example, reacted well to being captured by Airachnid and stayed calm and collected during that time. He was also tricked by Jack; who stole his phone, but took the opportunity to find the bots secret to Trasformation. That was also the time when Arcee escaped. Then there was the loss of the t-cog; after it was re-taken by Bumblebee. He found a replacement. He also reacted well to the loss of the dingus, quickly finding another goal.

    Looking at these past incidents and how Silas was able to make the best out of a loss or a bad situation, I think he would have been able to adapt in the latest episode as well.

    I think if they wanted to injure Silas for the ending. Or maybe stun him for a while, they could have just had Fowler shoot Silas in the back.

    But these are just my opinion on the matter.

    Anyway, it is still a good episode.
     
  12. optimegatron

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    Option 1: He was scared shitless, so he froze
    Option 2: Silas didn't move because the writers used that moment to show the ending of the episode.
    Also, Spoiler tags, dude, there are a lot of people still waiting for the ep.
     
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    Yeah, the most logical thing would be that he froze from shock.
     
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    Because physics shut up.
     
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    If he moved, the writers wouldn't have a future use for Breakdown's body.
     
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    Considering the amount of rubble that fell, I think he still would've been crushed if he moved.
     
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    I'm not thinking shock or anything like that, I'm thinking honest surprise that his plan just got butt-fucked by a fat G-man and a robot he'd supposedly gutted thirty seconds earlier and going through his head was "Son of a bitch"
     
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    Everything came crashing down in that moment. The ceiling, his prototype, his plan, his belief in his superiority over Fowler, it all came to head and a giant robot came plummeting down.

    Even a highly trained, dangerous man could have that moment when so much has gone south, he freezes for just a second. Happens in real life and people get killed. I don't see why not use that in the ep.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    It is normal for human to react that way,slow
     
  20. bagofshhh

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    A better question would be "Why did Silas move the fight to the top of the building that he was in?" Not tactically smart for someone who was trying to keep his position hidden from the giant robots he was trying to destroy. On the flip side, it *is* a 30 minutes show that has to end somehow.
     

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