Why Don't Energon Blasts Harm Trees?

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  1. Spunky

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    In Crossfire, Energon blasts were hitting trees and not doing much of anything to them. Yet they sure harm bots? What? Are trees tougher than bots?
     
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    Trees strong, trees no feel pain.

    I kinda wondered the same thing, but then that one tree kinda tipped over and I didn't care anymore. It's kinda how the lasers dont hurt the TFs because of their armor, but it also doesn't penetrate rocks and stuff like that, YET Megatron could blast through Unicron's rock bodies like it was nothing (Dark energon or not, seems kinda wonky)... but I digress
     
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    Because animation is expensive. They don't "need" to show the trees getting messed up.

    The guns in TFPrime have to be the worst, most useless weapons in TF fiction.
     
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    Artistic licence shields, duh.
     
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    Trees can take down Optimus Prime. It's already canon that they are the mightiest entities in the TFP universe.
     
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    I kept watching Loose Canons and thinking to myself, 'those are some useless weapons if you can walk away from them after being shot TEN TIMES!'

    They might as well start slap fights to settle things. Or at the very least get MECH to hook them up with something.
     
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    Well, these are trees who have rooted into the planet that happens to be the
    cocoon of slumbering Unicron...
     
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    i don't know. the translations for the four picture comic of this were pretty funny. something about only Optimus can go there but don't quote me on that
     
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    If that's the case, both sides should really invest in some giant wooden shields to protect them from energon blasts. But then, like someone pointed out, getting shot 10 times by a blaster and walking away from it probably makes wooden shields kinda pointless.
     
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    I hope this isn't justification for Botanica. :( 
     
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    Tree beats Metal,
    Metal beats Man,
    Man beats Tree,

    Simple transformers rock,paper,scissors formula!
     
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    So you clearly want someone to get tree'd again? ;) 
     
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    No.
     
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    Well this, but what about the energon blasts completely missing the tree trunks & just snapping a few branches? Plus, I'd bet that the strong points of those charges are mostly concentrated toward the centre, thus leaving even more room for evasion. It'd be different if there was a movie, but for tv, important characters tend not to get shot unless its part of the storyarc.
     
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    Perhaps the Transformers got their blasters from wherever the Empire's Stormtrooper's got theirs?
     
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    TFP´s trees are cousins of GTA´ ones, where a single shrub can stop a tank without losing a single leaf.
     

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