Why is scrapper leader of the constructicons???

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  1. ang3l3s

    ang3l3s Sixshot

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    Every leader of aevery gestalt is in the center or head of the combined mode. Don't get me wrong, i love scrapper but shouldn't hook be leader of the constructicons??? Sure you need a good foundation thus he makes sense as leader but then couldn't mixmaster be leader as well??
     
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    I know may seem like a petty complaint to some, but I hear you about the whole 'gestalt leader should be central component' thing - Scrapper being Devy's foot made me leery even when I first heard of it as a kid. As far as my personal canon is concerned, Hook is boss of the Constructicons and Scrapper is his second-in-command.
     
  3. Cobalt Agent

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    Because Scrapper transforms into high heels.
     
  4. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Question is, how did Scrapper become the leader?

    Scrapper's function involves: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER, and DEMOLITIONS.

    There hasn't been any piece that states he's the Constructicon Leader like the other leaders.

    Though the only exception we know of is Dinoking and Monstructor. Goryu's the Dinoforce Commander, while Icepick mirrors/succeeds Scrapper's functions in DEMOLITIONS.

    Though how this makes sense is still something else, guys.

    Oh man! :lol  He's the only member in the gestalt teams that does! :lol 
     
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    this pretty much sums it up.

     
  6. Macross7

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    Scrapper is the smart one. Who aims for the leg when firing on Devestator? Hook & Long-Haul will take most of the fire, while the boss is in a safer spot.
     
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    Ah. So he's so modest that he lets his second in command be the head. I guess that makes sense.
     
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    Megatron gave the unit leader gig to Scrapper because Hook turns into a total dick when given power. :) 
     
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    Funnily enough, the Dinoforce phenomenon, which matches the Devastator one, isn't replicated with Monstructor. Slog outranks all the other Pretender Monsters.

    ... that's actually pretty damned clever. I think I might just end up reverting to 'canon' canon.
     
  10. D-Unit

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    I went in here expecting to find back and forth that he wasn't the leader and that "depending on the continuity..." blah blah blah. I was pleasantly surprised to see this was actually a nice little discussion, and I actually learned something. Nice stuff.
     
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    I thought hook shoulda been leader too. He had that fancy accent and all.
     
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    /\ Well, he was leader in the Wings of Honor continuity. He probably gave it to Scrapper to confuse us.
     
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    Amazing how Scrapper can be the leader of the Constructicons when he is a virtual asthmatic.
     
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    I like to think that the only reason the body is the leader is so many others is because they are clearly larger and make up the entire body, with the others only really becoming a limb upgrade.

    With non-scramble combiners, I can see them sharing the influence much more evenly. And as for the body parts they make up, I can see them just going with what's practical.

    On another level, maybe Transformers are just like people; they have quirks and oddities that don't always follow logic.
     
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    I like that the modest psychopath is the one Megatron favours. It makes sense when viewed against the power struggle he has with Starscream.
     
  16. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    That's right! Circa, 1989, we saw a role reversal for 6 member teams! Monstructor followed the Scramble City and central unit version of combiners!
    And from what we know, didn't Slog also get featured the most in the Marvel Comics?
     
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    The DW MTMTE profile books basically said that leadership of the Constructicons was between Scrapper and Hook, but Megatron picked Scrapper because Hook was too much of a jerk.
     
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    Nice observation.

    Which implies megs mustve been really desperate in choosing ss but having no better choice in terms of skilled/charismatic guy to lead his seekers. TC was too brooding, skywarp is dumb while coneheads were generally psychotic.
     

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