Why is Ratchet useless?

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  1. Chaos Prime

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    **Possible spoilers if you have yet to see Revenge of the Fallen.**

    Okay I've been thinking this for a while now, and I've got to ask.

    Between Bayformers and ROFL I couldn't help but notice how bad of a medic Ratchet is.

    I mean, he can't fix a voice box, he can't weld Jazz back together, he can't fix Optimus.
    He couldn't even run up to Optimus and and give a dianosis! Even if he said 'Their's nothing I can do; he's gone.' I'd be happy with that at this point. He doesn't even try to act like a medic.

    I can fix my old Nintendo, that already makes me a better technician than Ratchet.

    And then again the Decepticon Doctor can revive Megatron, and operate on Sam for crying outloud!

    I mean when is Ratchet going to demonstrate some basic competency?

    I'm sure glad Sam's around so he can kill Megatron and revive the dead, because Ratchet sure as hell won't do anything useful. Haha!

    So; what do you think?
     
  2. newguy

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    I think Ratchet told Jolt to put the of prime and Jetfire togeather, so he did something.
     
  3. qwerty

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    thas why ratchet should get killed...
     
  4. jonatron26

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    watch wheeljack come in in tf3 and be the compitant doctor
     
  5. Chaos Prime

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    Granted; he did that. And rather well too. But still he shouldn't have waited till the end of the second movie to do something right.
     
  6. Coolyfett

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    Good Post....but I have one question? Was the Ratchet guy even in the movie? I don't remember seeing him????
     
  7. Deadend

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    I'm a doctor Jim, not a magnetic welder. Wrong canon. >.>


    But in all seriousness, the one thing he could have done may have surprised even him as Jetfire did speak the prime's language. Other than that, the only other scene he could have really been portrayed is blocked by that damn politician. BB I think just plays up the voice box, I bet he could talk if he wanted to. Though maybe he's chosen a vow of silence after all he's witnessed with Sam. I'd be kinda disturbed and focus on music then too if two teens were doing god knows what on my hood or inside me.
     
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    Ratched did fix Bumblebee's voice box.

    Starscream just fucked it up again.

    As for Jazz. Dude, his spark was extinguished, no simple medical work is gonna bring him back from the dead.
     
  9. uKER

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    Of course he is. He gets quite a bit of camera time in Egypt, but he doesn't do or say much really.
     
  10. grimlock1972

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    wheeljack competent? :lolol  either you need to rewatch G1 or more of it as wheel jack is the master of disaster
     
  11. Optimus Matt

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    starcream didnt evem nead to weld his arm on.
     
  12. uKER

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    Yeah, that was very cool but also very non-fitting.
    Couldn't then Bumblebee have welded his legs back in the first movie?
     
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    In the first movie he had some cheesey cgi. In ROTF he looked good, but didn't get any action.
     
  14. Coolyfett

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    That was my point.

    *facepalm*
     
  15. uKER

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    Oooh, of course, I should have known from the tone of voice in your post, right?
    I couldn't have guessed you were being cynical, smartass.
     
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    He's not useless, but it's easy to believe that when he's in a movie with someone as awesome as Sideswipe.
     
  17. Optimus Matt

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    i think they were blown up. and can they regrow ane arm buy reformating the bodies.
     
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    Because GM wanted Jolt (to promote his Volt alt. mode) in the movie after the script was finalized, so they had Jolt do what Ratchet probably would have.

    He also sawed off Brawl's arm in the first movie, so he's at least got some good abilities.
     
  19. Orochi_Rockman

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    This is one of the reasons the movie fails for me. Ratchets doesn't get to do anything.

    After the forest fight, Megatron and Starscream are outnumbered 9 to 2 and Starscream is missing an arm. Yet, it's the autobots that retreat. Had they stayed Megatron and Starscream would have had to retreat and then Ratchet could have had a scene examining Prime.

    Why 9 autobots can't fend off Megatron and a few humans with a couple tanks can I will never understand. Oh wait, yes I understand it. Horrible writing and plotholes.
     
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    Just like the source material!
     

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